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  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.
  14. Swear to God though, I've re-seated the thing three different times with little change in temp. Recently, I lapped the HSF to a mirror finish and got the IHF pretty flat, too, so I would hope it's not seated too poorly. Hope. Is the delta still high on the CoreTemp readings? (34-45) Even though the numbers freak me out, I'm pretty sure the BIOS is wrong, so if CoreTemp seems is generally accurate, I'll accept those numbers.
  15. Hey guys. I've been struggling for a while with my old FX-55 Clawhammer, and I was wondering how you generally treat BIOS-spewed core temperatures. At stock settings, the BIOS and motherboard-provided monitor tell me that the processor idles at 51c (!!) and loads at 75-80c (!!!!!!!). That'd be all well and good, I know that the FX-55 runs hot, especially 120nm processes, but I'm running it with a friggin' XP-90c at stock vcore and frequency. My case temps are 38c (according to the BIOS anyway), and I'd think hitting 80c frequently would've probably fried my processor by now, so I'm wondering how I should read into that. FWIW: I've got Core Temp and Speedfan on the system, and both read my idle temps closer to 34 and my load temps closer to 45. That sounds about right, but I'm not sure which to believe, especially when my motherboard monitor is freaking out, displaying the temps in red and stuff. I'm pretty sure I need a new motherboard anyway, but I'm getting by while I wait to buy another C2D build (the one I had been testing and OC'ing was one I was building for my aunt). But, what do you think? Should I believe the motherboard or the third party programs?
  16. I'm considering it, but what's keeping me from doing it is the fact that I don't want to have to file down the HS mounting. I've got an XP-90c and I'm not even that sure how I'd do it.
  17. Speaking of lapping a CPU, it's a horrendous pain in the censored term for human buttocks. I'm about 1 1/2 hours into lapping a superhot FX-55 and it's literally only showing about 25% of the copper on the IHS. And I started on freaking 120 grit so I could get past this point quicker.
  18. Running an e4300 on air, with an Ultra 120 HSF. Didn't push it too hard, but I'm new to overclocking, so I can't complain. EDIT: On second thought, I can probably push it a bit further. Like...
  19. I've read a few reviews that say the Ultra 120 is the current king, along with the Tuniq Tower 120. I can only confirm that the U120 does, in fact, kick *ss by keeping my 4300 at sub 30 idle, 45 load at a rock stable 3150 OC. It's definitely a freaking beast, and it was almost impossible to plug the 12v adapter in on the GA-965P-DS3 without taking the board out of the case, but I personally think it's worth it. It's also in the pricerange you've specified. I got it on FrozenCPU, but they appear to be sold out at the moment.
  20. I know for a fact that a Thermalright Ultra 120 will fit.
  21. If the temp is spiking wildly when you hit 2ghz, yeah, it's probably the heat. But, I mean, I've widely heard people saying they can get the 4300 to 3.1 with the stock HSF. Anandtech has an article on the 4300 here, and they reached 3.38 on stock HSF w/ a vcore of 1.468V and your (our) motherboard. It's very possible that you didn't mount the HSF well, and it's also possible that your case air flow is keeping the case hot and leading to hotter temps. But, everything I've read implies that the 4300 can go pretty dang high on stock settings, so I'd doubt the motherboard or the processor are limiting you here.
  22. I almost guarantee you, given the point where you're going unstable, that the problem is that you didn't manually change your FSB::DRAM ratio. Your DRAM is probably approaching 880, which is about the kill point for non-$200 RAM. I'm a novice myself, and I just started a 4300 build and topped out at the ~2015 range the first time, too. I couldn't figure it out for the longest time, but when I lowered the RAM ratio to 2:3, and then 3:4 and 1:1, it basically unleashed the potential of the processor. You should be able to get to 3ghz without breaking a sweat with the 4300, even with stock cooling. I got my 4300 operating at 24 idle/39 load on 3ghz, completely stable, stock voltages, albeit with a TR Ultra 120. You might get higher temps, but it should still be stable, unless you've got a completely crap motherboard limiting your overclocking. At the very, very, very most, you'll need to up the vcore slightly, but I highly doubt that's the problem. Change your ratio and you'll be golden. EDIT: On second thought, you're running the exact same motherboard as I am. Just change the ratio.
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