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  1. Mr Ham Cake

    Got a motherboard

    I'm already starting a new build to somewhat last me through the next 4-5 years, with the unreal word of "future proofing", although it won't work out all 4-5 years. I just picked up a GigaByte 965P-S3 and the next thing on my list would be.... mind you, I'm trying to save money, I picked up this motherboard at a PC club for 45 bucks, not a bad deal at all I'd say. I usually get the video card and CPU last since the prices move around when new products emerge. So should I just pick up the (in this order) ram, new HD, CPU, then video card. I plan on just getting a 2x2gb ram for less than 80 or so, and whatever the hot deal is for a SATA HD. As for the video card, I was gonna wait for the 9800 series, and then hopefully pick up a 8800gt when the prices shift. As for the CPU, I'm shooting for a Core 2 Quad, hoping the prices will lower over the next few months. One other thing, I have a Zalman 7700-AlCu , is there a mounting bracket I can buy somewhere for the LGA 775 socket, or am I stuck with stock cooling untill more funds appear? I haven't checked anywhere, I think Newegg use to sell the bracket but I'm not sure. And if I can't find it or its not really worthy for the Core2Quad as far as cooling goes, what should I be looking at, there is a big heatsink kinda near the cpu spot on the mobo. Thanks in advance I really missed this place, first post in a year or so.
  2. My brother law wants the ultimate gaming machine for a price-tag of 800-1000 dollars. I said it was possible and asked what was the very best CPU, I answered Core 2 Duo. ...thats about it, thats all I know, thats its the best. I don't know anything on the intel side, all the motherboard model numbers confuse the hell outta me compared to what AMD has from Nvidia and AIT. So i wanted anything I should look for in features in the mobo. So far I have: Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 2.13GHz POWERCOLOR X1950XT 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 VIVO Video Card with Artic Cooling Fan G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series HD501LJ 500GB 7200 RPM LITE-ON 20X DVD
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    Intel mobo recommendation

    I suppose when I say "ultimate" there was a tad bit of sarcasm. Reason I went with the 512mb card was for the high res on the TV, would the 8800gts 320mb still out perform it? I've never really had any chance to learn Ram overclocking though I understand dividers and volts, thats about it, and I can't really tell the difference between ddr 333 and ddr400. Could I tell with DDR2 677 and DDR2 800? I guess what I should have said was I want to go Core 2 Duo and I have a budget of 1000 dollars at the most. What do you have in mind for the power supply? And I wasn't sure if the 8800GTS could fit in my budget.
  4. try ebay or craigs(spelling) list.
  5. Mr Ham Cake

    Cad Rig

    He said we have like $3800 dollars to spend as a budget, why not overdo it? Or just build 2 computers, and a folding army, or go to space, lol or....
  6. Mr Ham Cake

    Hey Guys Im New :)

    Ok first off welcome to OCC and welcome to the world of building your own computer. Like many have said, you may want to upgrade your whole rig (video card, your processor, and your motherboard). So your CPU will be about $160 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16819103537 And your video card should be about $175 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16814102601 And a simple motherboard with decent overclocking about $85 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16813130491 SO you looking at about $420, give or take about $20 depending if you are a smart researcher and the sales. You could save about $30 if you use a 6600GT but the one I have picked out it better as far as proformace. Now if you could toss in about $40 dollars you could get a another stick of 512mb of ram. You could use a old socket (the "home" of the processor, some are new and better) but you may want to upgrade your CPU once you have gotten a hang of this computer building stuff. I would reccomend building it yourself or at least have a friend do it and watch him. (Sry about any bad spelling) But if you are really trying to save money, I would just get the best Socket A cpu (your socket on your motherboard) and upgrade to at least a 9800pro.
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    Socket 939 Oc Competition (single/dual)

    http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc?id=64500 Now sure this doesn't look this great now, but considering this is my very first OC and in's in a mATX motherboard does make it look pretty dang good. Can't OC the ram worth anything, and Asipre PSU is holding me back. I don't know how to show screenshots so just PM me and tell me how. BTW: Biostar isn't that bad if you want mATX aka FragBox.
  8. Mr Ham Cake

    Successful Ultra To Sli Mod

    IDK, a x800gto2 is better than a x850xtpe bcuz you save $100. You only save about $50 buck with what you said.
  9. Mr Ham Cake

    Wrong Bios

    1. Contact Your Supplier All authorized Biostar distributors and resellers should honor and offer a 1-year warranty on new Biostar products. Please return your defective product to your supplier for warranty exchange. If the product is out of warranty or if your supplier cannot, or will not help you, please proceed to step two. www.biostar-usa.com/servicemain.asp guess i'd be breaking rule on bigred
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    Wrong Bios

    Alright well I've pretty much narrowed it down to me buying another motherboard, which Ive accepted, only costs about $75 on newegg.com. But I wanted to know if there was a way to erase the new bios and revert back to the old BIOS. But heres the fun part, as soon as I boot up, I heard a long beep every 2 or 3 seconds plus the black screen(doesn't dissappear ever), thats the CPU problem but I installed a socket 754 BIOS with my 939 version of the board. I can't even boot from floopy, I've tried resetting CMOS, and taking about the battery for about any hour. Last detail is that its a Biostar board. 6100-M9, but I had downlong the Tforce BIOS for the 6100 for the 754 version. Mind you that I looked it up and I could flash with the Tforce 939 version on my board and it worked. But i had gottem the wrong version of that, so I needed th newest and then I download the wrong BIOS. So gentlemen and ladies, who has any ideas? Am I pretty much .ed or is there a cheaper solution with out having to hot swap the BIOS chip?
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    Wrong Bios

    I'm looking into RMA right now, but it won't be easy like newegg easy. I saved like 20 bucks going through mwave, so I don't know how well they treat ya. I'm reading the RMA tricks and tips right now. I love the biostar board a lot, so I don't really want a refund or a different mobo. I made a bonehead mistake that I'm sure everyone has learn one way or another. Thanks a bunch bigred and I think I'll go with that reason. BTW nice new advitar or not, I've been gone a while.
  12. Mr Ham Cake

    Wrong Bios

    What would i aske teck support, ya uhhh. I .ed up, mind giving me another board? Idk if that would fly. I'm pretty sure I'm just gonna get a better board, and read a lot more when I do update. BTW that MSi board isn't mATX, this is gonna into a X-Qpack.
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    Wrong Bios

    I can see if I had installed the wrong version of the 939, but with the 754, it keeps trying to find the CPU but can't. Alright thanks, I want to hear so more replies.
  14. Ya I have no idea what it all means. just take a look, if you can't explain all of it just say what you know. mobo is 6100-M9 by Biostar BTW. Anyone know how to enable dual channel? is it called something different in bios or do i just need to have my ram in the right slots and thats how i get dual.
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    Can Someone Eplain The Folloing

    Ok thanks for the help, are all the nubers all right? Shou;d NB<->SB HT be 16/16? is that what you meant hardnrg? Thanks again for all the input.Kinda sucks I'm not reaching a FSB of 270 on +.15 vcore increase, anything i can do to get higher than about 265? The video card is next on my shopping list, this 6100 crap is great compared to my MX4000.
  16. Well, I grabbed my unwrapped opteron and replaced it with my old Dell CPU, they won't know the difference, lol So I'm reformatting and all the good stuff and I get to the BIOS looking for all the options, and I find all but one..... I can't find the Muiltplier, So i'm like okay, thats cool whatever, maybe I'm just missing something, So i do some googling and find the 6100-M9 does not have the muiltplier, NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!. The 6100-939 does, the big brother. So My dream of overclocking has now been crashed by my lack of research. Anyone have any idea if I can get around this, What would be the stock multipler for my opteron, maybe I could just increase the FSB and set a ram divider. I think have that option because I can increase the FSB and the ram frequeincy, so in theroy, wouldn't that be a ram divider? Or maybe there is a way to unlock that option through a BIOS flash? Any help would be helpful. Plz try not to flame me too hard.... BTW: I'm not sure which place this goes in, Processors, Motherboard, or Overclocking so any mod can move it.
  17. Mr Ham Cake

    Did I Miss Something

    http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc?id=58326 What screen shot program do you use when proving OCs? Ya i know the ram is really slow, I'm still working on the timings. Plus it doesn't help that I don't know how to enable dual channel.
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    Did I Miss Something

    I got the 148 CabyE 0542 Ya I did what you said to do before I saw thius post because I wouldn't really need the 10x if I already had 11x. So I got a very stable of 2.82 with five hours of OCCT torture(I stopped at 5) and 32 min of SuperPi. All this with one a .05 Vcore on Stock, not bad for my very first CPU overclock. I have very loose timings and slow ram speed, I'm try to find highest CPU clock and then Ram highest clock.
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    Did I Miss Something

    No, my parents had got me an opty for xmas, but I wanted to play with it now, so i got my Dell cpu and put in the AMD box(oem). Parents won't know the difference since a sticker is blocking the ISH and crap.
  20. Mr Ham Cake

    Did I Miss Something

    Ya i read that, says nothing about the multiplier, says something about the HyperTransport multiplier is that one that gets the high overclock?
  21. Mr Ham Cake

    Geforce 6800 Gt Defective?

    Well the faster you get on in the better, I don't know whcih topic its in, but read the RMA cheatsheet for tips to get your refund faster. Do you really need 2 monitors, maybe just use the useable monitor port.
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    New Video Card For X-mas

    Ya i'm wondering about this card, I'm considering the 6800gs, 7800gt, and the 7800gs when it is released. Please share the benchies you can pull with the new card.
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    Dual Monitor Gaming

    I would also like to know this, I would think you would just alt-tab, I agree with the 2nd video card but I can see that may cause even more problems.
  24. Mr Ham Cake

    Opterons

    I think You would be good getting a 148, a bigger multi whcih means, in some cases, and easier oc without ram divider. It has a 10x multi right? and 146 has 9? correct me if i'm wrong. The monarch oem 148s are mostly CAB2E(i think thats right) but I ended up getting a CAYBE 0542. Good luck
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    Socket 939 Oc Competition (single/dual)

    I Hate you!! *Runs to bathroom and cries myself to sleep* Keep trying for 3.5 ghz and can we see some pics of the case you have? BTW, I may have missed it, what kind of stepping do you have?
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