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  1. Then again, if you read my original post, I cant rely on games for successful oc'ing. Unless one concluded that my card is not oc'eable - but that is contradictory as well. Also - and I meanno offense by this - while I dont dispute the validity of the quote, being "told by someone a long time ago" is hardly the type of evidende you want to rely on.
  2. The link for the 7800GTX voltmod doesn't seem to work - or is it just me?
  3. Yeah, that's kinda what I had in mind too - but I thought I'd give it a shot and asked if anyone knew of anything better. Thanx Dynamite! I'll let you know if i come up with anything else (tho i doubt it).
  4. What is a good way to scan for artifacts when oc'ing the GPU/Mem? In this case, I am having trouble finding the max stable clock for my 7800GTX (evga). Usually I run fine with GPU 490, but sometimes I get artifacts. It seems completely random, I'll play a game or run a benchmark while overclocked and have no artifacts, then I'll play the same game/run the same benchmark and seem to get artifacts. It doesnt seem to matter what the temperature, the max i have seen (80C Core) runs fine at one time, only to artifact running the very same app at lower temps.
  5. GPU temp? Under load it can get up to 80c.
  6. Dude, I have (almost) the same problem! The only difference that my pixels are white and "active", meaning they jump and jitter over various parts of the screen. But it only happens during boot-up and while in the BIOS screen. Games run just fine with no problems whatsoever. (Disclaimer: I by no means intend to 'hijack' this thread. If anyone feels I am (hijacking), please let me know before you report/diss/do anything. I dont want to create multiple posts on one and the same topic (potentially), so I wanted to try here first. It's too bad some people feel compelled to act as 'vigilante' making it difficult for the rest of us to ask for help/support others.)
  7. Might be totally unrelated, but also see the infamous nvidia NIC issue thread. Some people there have found very unusual solutions to their NIC related problems.
  8. Yeah weird, I'm having the same problem. COM1 is showing in Device Manager but my rig can't communicate with the device (a battery backup UPS).
  9. Not uncommon to have issues with the Nvidia NIC. And I see you have already found the appropriate thread over at Nvidia Forums. My bet, Nvidia is not going to do anything.
  10. Sometimes I run rthdribl and prime95 at the same time.
  11. I'd agree with chubbyfatazn's suggestions for the most part - the Mushkin are way overpriced imo tho. And as I pointed out before, I would go directly for 2GB. No point wasting money (ie if you invest in 2GB now you will be saving in the long run as you would be paying for 1GB now and then again later for 2GB).
  12. Afaik none of the DFI NF4 LP boards officialy support Opterons.
  13. Agreed PS: Team Cronus sports the new Micron F-Die IC's and is supposed to fill in the gap the Ballistix left behind.
  14. The Ballistix PC4000 2GB are awesome IF you get a kit from a batch that doesn't sport the bad batch of IC's... (Sure, they're not being sold anymore but if you can get your hands on a kit they kick butt). G.Skill are on par from what I have seen so far - I doubt if they will OC as well as the Ballistix but they are on par with the the Ballistix timings up to 260-270MHz (3-3-3-5 or 3-3-2-5). I tried the OCZ Gold EB PC4000 2GB Kit and I would def go for G.Skill over OCZ! Without going into too much detail, the OCZ are not very good at keeping tight timings. And I would go directly for a 2GB kit - no point spending ~100 if you can get 2GB for ~80 more. Going that route you would also futureproof your system.
  15. Nor sure how to depict which batch would be from the bad ones. As for actively cooling the memory the Evercool Crab Cooler works just fine on mine.
  16. The Ballistix kill themselves - not the board. Where did you get this info? (<- not questioning you, just curious) It may be that because no other board allows as many tweaking options as this one does, that the chance of killing the Ballistix is higher when using this board when applying thw wrong settings (eg voltage). But the Ballistix issue is due to a bad batch of IC's. The other issue is they fry fast (that doesn't seems to affect all batches): It is not recommended to run them without active cooling when going higher than 2.8v EDIT: I'm referring to the 2GB kits - I'm not familiar with the issue that occured with the 1GB kits on this board.[/
  17. Why so mouch focus on the chipset fan? Sure it's the details that count but I'd be far more interested in finding more info on the detailed specs, reviews, benches, performance etc. As some have pointed out, if you don't like some part for any reason, mod it.
  18. What do you think of the new nForce 5 chipset? Anyone know of other links that have more info on this? @Exroadie: Sorry, shoulda written a different topic previously - I knew it was a fact.
  19. http://www.nforcershq.com/article5682.html http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/mainboards/di...0109071833.html "The new NVIDIA nForce 500 series of MCPs will offer OEMs, system builders, and end users a compelling platform solution along with a true, dual x16 PCI Express architecture designed to provide the performance, features, and stability that discriminating PC users demand. In its booth, NVIDIA will have on display its entire top-to-bottom product family of MCP solutions, including: • The new NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP for the enthusiast, dual GPU segment • The new NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP for the performance, dual GPU segment • The new NVIDIA nForce 570 MCP for the single GPU performance segment • The new NVIDIA nForce 550 MCP for the mainstream segment"
  20. 1x1024 or 2x512? Set Tref to 3120 and Drive Strength to Normal 4.... That worked for me when I was still using the XMS. Click on the link in my sig for full details on the BIOS settings - they oc'd great, 2-3-3-6 1T @ 240MHz! You know about the IC inquiry thread at Corsairs House of Help to find out what chips they use, don't you?
  21. Funny...? Like... not serious about the sticker (anymore)? This thread may have started out as someone seriously complaining but has turned into ...yeah what?
  22. http://www.nforcershq.com/forum/viewtopic....p=545423#545423
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