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  1. I currently am looking to buy the Corsair TWINX (2x512) PC3200 C2 ram. I also have two choices. Eitehr to get the TCCD one or the "new" winbound UTT Bh5. I dont know which to get, can someone plz outlike the differences and such? My mobo will only let vdimm get up to 3.3v. I am hoping to get at least 250mhz at 1:1 with my o/c CPU. My system temp is 29'c if that helps (if ram needs extra cooling?) What are TCCD capable of doing at what timings? And what are the new Winboudn UTT Bh5 capable of doing? I know they love high voltages but why is this winbound so popular now? They needs lots of voltages...but the TCCD takes less and gets higher MHZ doesnt it? Thnks in advance, fire EDIT: I have a Intel system (P4 2.8) so do timings matter on intels? or was it on AMD that they dont matter..?
  2. Ok i might get the UTT, but to get 250mh+ ill hav to go oevr 3v. Will this shorten the RAM's life? And cooling? What if i got fans adn my system temp is usually 29'c..ialso got a Zalman 7000B alcu close by whihc is cooling my CPU. Will it be safe to have the new UTT B5 at 3.3v 24/7? Or on that volatge everytime i use my computer? (avergae 10hrs a day)....i dont want to kill this ram to geta good o/c
  3. dang. and up to what mhz? Will too much voltage kill it/shorten its life?
  4. dang tahst too much voltage. i dont want to risk killling it/shorten its life or void the warentee (up to 2.9v). What can it do at 2.9V?
  5. Well my local pc shop is selling the Corsair TWINX 1G PC3200 C2 REV 1.5. Ive gathered that these are new chips and are " CMX512 3200C2PT v1.5 0512148-0 = Winbond -5 Rev B UTT" So i would like to know before i buy, how for has UTT -5 Rev B know to O/C and on what volts and timmings? Or is this chip kidna new?
  6. Yeh ok. Ill prob go with 2.1 but are 5.1 for gaming really sound much better? Casue i dont see how i will place them 5.1 speakers correctly. ill have to stick them up walls and whatnot.
  7. I am currently using the onboard sound on my mobo. I think its sounds ok..though why do i need a PC AUDIO CARD? Why do people get one? Also i currently use 2 frikken huge cheap crap speakers that ive been suing with my computers ever since 1998! So i am looking to buy some new speakers. Can someone recommend me some brands or models? And whats best for bucks etc. Cause i know NOTHING about em. Also would i need a PC AUDIO CARD to get most out of my new speakers?? Do i need 5.1? My family's got a Theratre TV with full on 5.1 . downstiars so i dont really think i need 5.1 for computing, but if 5.1 is like best for bucks, recommened me some. Also i dont want to spend more then 200$ AUST MAX..
  8. Well ive read around forums that the bigger the case the better airflow? is this true? CAsue ive been beliveing the opposite. Like if you think about it, the Antec Super Lanboy is small. Its has a 12cm intake and 12cm exhaust. The case is so small, cool air goes in and it gets sucked out stright away, meaning there is awlays cool air. Though my vision of a larger case is that the 12cm intake takes cool air in, but the case is so big that the cool air looses its cool while lurking about it the huge space...like i think that the insatnt in and instant out is a better cooling idea? so that means smaller case are better??? but then all the good cases (shark,tsunami etc) are big cases ???
  9. but how does folding help people. i dont get it.
  10. WHAT? this si to help computers? do computers get diease...:S
  11. If i have a P4 3.5 (250MHZ) and stick this PC3200 in (200MHZ), what will happen? Will the ram underclock adn go 5:4 or such dividers, or it will auto o/c to 250MHZ if possible? What happens if it cant o/c to 250mhz, along with my 3.5 to go 1:1?? Lets say the PC3200 is only able to get to about i dunno, a little below 250, how about 230??
  12. my HD gets up to 32'c MAX. Is this fine? SO if i should have 1 blow indo HD adn another blow air under, ill put 1 on first row,m anoterh on second row.
  13. Well i dont know what to get next a new vid card (prob a 6600GT) or some Corsair 1GIG. Anyway i left my 2.8 @ 3.5 on 24/7. Though why are 3.5 so much mroe expensive if the "perfoamce" is not very noticable? Just by a 2.8 and o/c to 3.5, save you dough.
  14. If i set up 2xsame IDE drives in raid 0, will i able to add on a 3rd HD non raid? also does my mobo support IDE RAID? MSI 865 PE NEO2
  15. what do you mean? my HD has a open bottom, revealing the chips. Are you saying that i should place my HD ontop of the fans letting the fans push air past under the HD? or fans ontop of HDD. with HD beneath it?
  16. My case allows space for 4x80mm fans infront for intake. But i only have 2 fans to use for the front. Should i put the 2fans on top row or 2nd row? and where should the HD be to be cooled best by the fans? SHould the HD be under the fans, letting cool air flow over it? Should the HD be ontop of fans, letting cool air go under? or should HD be in middle of fan, letting fan blow into HD? I had 1 fan blowwing into HD and added another next to it , so i hav 2 fans blowing into HD and i didnt get a lower temp..thats y i am asking for best way to cool HD with my situation.
  17. If 2.8 and 3.5 dont ahve any noticable difference why dont people buy the 2.8 (instead of 3.5) and spend the money on a better vid card as vid=better gaming.
  18. Yeah, ill drop my 2.8 back down to stock. Well a 3.5ghz is nearly double the price of a 2.8...even thought the difefrence are hardly noticable. lmao. Well ive never ever O/C my video card before. Just a quick question, How far can a MSI 128 FX 5600 o/c to? like in genral....to a 5900? Or is that too much of a jump
  19. If you look at my sig, ive o/c my 2.8 to 3.5 stable. Though last nite i decided to make everything default, mhz, voltages- everything was on stock now. Now i dont notice a difference....the temps are the same and to me the performance are the same. But a 2.8 processor is ALOT cheaper than a 3.5 cheaper even though to me (after o/c) they peform the same? I only notice 5FPS decrease in CS:SOURCE from 3.5 to 2.8. How strong/better are Intel processors? Like From which MHZ will i start to feel a chnage etc?
  20. Ive Currently got a 120G Maxtor IDE and Segate 80G IDE. While my dad has the same Maxtor that i have. Since he only uses 15G MAX, i was thinking to give him my 80G and take his 120G MAXTOR so i can hook it up on RAID. What raid will i use? and whats so good about it? All my HD are IDE, can RAID be IDE or has to be SATA? Also whats the diff between 3x120 IN IDE then 2x120 in RAID? I think i read somehwere where setting up raid you have to format the HD....i was thining will i be able to tranfers all my stuff onto one HD (not using in this raid thing) and then when i set my RAID up with the 2 HD, i will unplug one HD (as i can only have 2 HD connected at a time) and plug in the backup HD, then tranfers it to on of the RAID HD. Then unplug adn plug in the otehr RAID HD....
  21. Well my dad's office were chukcing out their really old computers in their stroage room or whatever. So my dad asked if he could bring me and let me scab all the stuff that i wanted There was nothing to get anyway, the were all Pentium 2s with 64-128 ram. The ram were huge. Anyway, I took home all the CDRW and HD, along with all the grey IDE CABLES. My question, do these old IDECABLES work the same as the newest IDE CABLES? Casue if they are exactly the same thing, ill prob try to cut them ands make em round. ALso if these old IDE CABLES work the same as todays newest IDE CABLES, ill prob swap my current one with the ones i took home as they are shoter etc etc. OR am i completely wrong and IDE CABLES have chnaged in techonloy and now can send data faster etc etc????
  22. How do you guys recomend applying Thermal Paste? Do you recommend placing it on CPU and use a card or such to spread it out? OR Place a bit on middle of cpu and place heatsink over the top. This way lets the pressure (weight) of the heatsink spread the paste out. Which way is more effective?>?
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