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About Still_Naive

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    C2D 4300 @ 3150ghz; eVGA Geforce 7950 GT 512 MB; 1 GB RAM; 200 GB HDD
  1. Make sure your firewall isn't blocking it. Sounds stupid, I know, but I just had a very similar problem and the solution was to make sure that it was given internet access through my firewall. It was being blocked, and when I allowed it access, it immediately booted up correctly.
  2. Hey guys. I've been folding on two computers and I've realized that the space in my board username is preventing me from receiving credit for my folding escapades. I'm sure this is a problem that has been addressed before, but how can I fix it? It automatically assigns an underscore instead of the space, and on this board, my username has no underscore. Suggestions? Comments? Mocking statements?
  3. See, that's what I'd heard. I had read that you're only going to max out at like, 375 FSB with the 975x chipset, but if the Infinity board doesn't have that limitation, you're right. $50 is like, a night of drinking. On happy hour. Also, I was working with the DS3 on a build last weekend, and I can say the FSB is pretty flexible. You can set it up to 700 (as if you'd ever have a chip capable of that, but nonetheless), and it was running fairly smooth up to 390. I didn't push it any harder because I was just running an e4300 and that was approaching the point where I'd have to make significant vcore changes, but I've heard the p965 chipset generally overclocks better than the 975x. The DS3 is by no means a bells-and-whistles type of board, don't get me wrong; but, it's very stable and overclockable in my experience.
  4. I would disagree slightly on the board you mentioned, if only based on the anecdotal evidence I've heard about the 975x chipset not being a huge friend to overclockers. I'm sure it's stable and all, but if you're spending in the $200 range on motherboards, why not go for one of the absurdly nice 680i boards that has all of the bells and whistles you'll (well, I'll) never need? The 680i allegedly has worked out most of its bugs and, while it runs a bit hot, overclocks pretty well.
  5. Still probably qualifies as 100% load, unless you're running the burning in low priority mode or something. It's high, yeah. You probably won't kill your processor at those temps, but it's not something most people will be comfortable with. Confirm the temps with a program like Core Temp (check the overclocking essential software thread), but if those temps are accurate, you should look into improving the airflow of your case, re-seating the heatsink with some Arctic Silver 5, or getting a new heatsink altogether. Chances are, though, if you're not going to be OC'ing it or really using it hardcore, you can probably just increase your airflow and not worry too much about it.
  6. Is that load or idle? Are you OC'ing, or is this with stock settings?
  7. So, after some investigation last night, I discovered a few things: 1) My intake fans aren't blowing much air at all. They're sitting against a metal grating that must severely restrict airflow, but I'm not sure how to cut a hole in it. Any suggestions? (this isn't the modding section, obviously, but it'll help me out a lot!) Keep in mind that I'm not exactly a hardware store, haha. Will an exacto knife work, or do I really need a dremel to do it? It's maybe 1/8 - 1/16th of an inch, very thin, but obviously it's thick enough that I can't pull it apart with my hand or anything. 2) I tried some basic overclocking with the FX-55, just for .*s and giggles, and I got it up to 2.7ghz but had to raise the vcore from 1.55 to 1.6 to keep it stable. Is this normal behavior for this kind of processor (obviously, I know every processor is different, but typically?) The temps with a higher vcore are drastically higher, 40c idle and 55c load. Is this enough evidence to suggest my mounting and/or lapping job was poor, or is this kind of a temperature increase common with raising .05 of a vcore on a 130nm processor? 35-45 on stock settings, 40-55 overclocked seems like a drastic jump to me, but what do I know?
  8. Have your people call my people
  9. You can get into college with one, but only if you're an allstar on the SATs. I've seen a few people do it, though. Personally, I think it's retarded.
  10. Would you be willing to part it out?
  11. You guys rock, by the way. I'm addicted to this website now. Do you think it's worth it to go after a new 939 motherboard?
  12. Yeah, it's in the lower corner of the board, next to my HD. It picks up the heat off the hard drive, which is a pain in the ., because I don't know how to fix that other than buying a 5.25" converter and throwing the HD up into the top of the case. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense, really, because the C2D build I have in my sig was running at a case temp of approximately 22c in the same room; I worry about the two intake fans on my case, because they're mounted on top of a meshed metal plate, which I can't imagine draws air through it too well. However, I don't have the tools to cut out the meshing, so I'm stuck with that for now. Still, it should be blowing something, and there's nothing in the way of the air flow that should logically block it. Would you guys reccomend I try re-seating the HSF for the CPU again, perhaps give it another lap? I'm warming up to the idea of going naked with the CPU, but if I'm not convinced it's going to help too much, I don't think I want to waste my time. Ultimately, I'd like to push the CPU a bit and see if I can get it up to 2.8 or so, but I'm not going to touch it with the temps the way they are right now. EDIT: It hasn't, no. From the directions I read (and I read them a long time ago, so if I'm off base, let me know), I'm supposed to put a BB-sized amount on the center of the IHS and seal the two together without letting them come back apart. It hasn't had time to break in (I just did this a few days ago), but nonetheless, the temps seem high.
  13. The board is a Soltek SL-K890Pro939, which I picked out before I really had any friggin' clue what I was doing. It's based on an old Via K8T890 chipset, and Soltek hasn't updated the BIOS in about two years. As for the pretty high case temps, for one, the temp sensor is placed in a stupid area (right next to the hard drive) which heats it up pretty completely. The air flow is very good, generally; I mounted two intake 80mm's and two exhaust 80's with another intake on the side (I'm indifferent to that fan, I'm not sure it makes much of a difference), and the cables are generally routed behind the motherboard tray so they don't get in the way of the fans. I wouldn't be surprised if the case temps are affected by my video card, which is an x850pro flashed to x850 XT PE levels, which runs hotter than I'd like (45 idle, 75-80 load), and only has a stock cooler. Still, though.
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