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  1. if you haven't sinked your fets yet....give that a shot first. (search "mosfet cooling"). That (partly) helped me with the 1.85+ stability problem.
  2. hells yeah, 10x250 should be no problem with that ram and processor (give em more volts....especially the ram, just watch your temps). it'll take some work gettign there, but you'll find everything you need to know in these forums.
  3. pull off the stock and re-mount it with some arctic something or other (doesn't really matter which as far as I can tell). If AS5, use as thin a layer as possible to get good contact. my NB temps dropped 10C after doing this....the amount of goop under there originally was pathetic.
  4. The only time I've seen water get more FSB is when there's a block on the northbridge. But at the same time, I've seen a couple of people with the swiftech NB HSF get comparable temps. I'm still using the stock NB sink (with big fans mounted on the side of the case), and I can get good stability at 255. Up near 258 it gets tricky....prime fails after about 6 hours or so, so testing/tweaking gets tedious. But, I'm betting better NB cooling WILL help push that FSB a bit more, assuming the RAM isn't what's holding you back.
  5. thats interesting....nice clocks
  6. #1) Yes, it's better to remove them, but it only really makes sense to do so if you're running high voltage/frequencies to them. You'll void your warranty, but you're doing so anyways dumping all of that power into them. If you stick near stock voltages, I don't think it would make much difference temperature-wise. Removing the spreaders and adding a fan cools them better than the spreaders though. #2) I'd say yes if you're planning on doing #3. I've noticed heat becomes much more of an issue with ram at 250+ FSB and high voltage. I've never had ram that was actually "hot" to the touch before buying this board. I've sinked my chips, and noticed they behave much more civil (stable) and accept tighter timings than with just a fan over them and the spreaders removed. #3) I've seen/heard many good things from the people that have done this, though I haven't done it myself. Just watch your temps, and if you get a funny smell..... #4) Most chip manufacturers list 3.6V as the absolute max voltage, with the disclaimer:"Note : Operation at or above absolute maximum rating can adversely affect device reliability". Max temps are usually rated 70C, but vary. I'd say only add as much power as your cooling can safely dissipate (measure your temps with a probe at several points, and if they're pushing the max temp limit, back off) (true in general, not just for ram). #5) Not sure what you're asking... If you're asking if they'll shield EMI (noise) from other components in the system, maybe some, but not much. They would if you connected a lead from the spreaders to ground, but I doubt this is necessary. The other kind of noise you'll get is simaltaneous switching noise (SSN), which I think is what you're referring to. SSN shows up in PCB traces that are close together. This would be on the DIMM board, and on the motherboard. In this case, spreaders really make no difference whatsoever. just my 2 cents
  7. ditto....get the XP 2600-Mobile. They're not locked, and you won't be able to unlock the newer vanilla bartons.
  8. As SAE suggested, MOSFET cooling helps wonders with that too.
  9. hard locks are different than random reboots... for me, they always had to do with voltages. have you tried running memtest86? first off, let it run the full cycle of tests a few times. then, loop test #5 for about an hour. If you hard lock, then you either need more Vdd or more Vcore, but usually for me it was more Vdd. If you get any errors listed at all, then you ram settings need adjusting (timings+Vdimm), or you just might need more Vcore (Cache crapping out) or Vdd (interface between them, NB crapping out). Only adjust one setting at a time, and set it back when adjusting another. Your're trying to pinpoint what the source of the problem is, and changing multiple things at once might just cause more problems. The other thing that helped clear this up for me was to riase the +5 line to 5.1V, measured from the molex with a DMM. What do your rails read now? (both MBM and with a DMM if available).
  10. I notice some strangeness on the Antec TrueControl 550 as well. In BIOS/MBM, 3.3 line reads ~3.14-3.21, avg 3.21V. Measured from the SATA connector, I'm getting a pretty solid 3.45V. I currently have it adjusted to it's max. Is it safe to dump much more on the 3.3 rail? Other rails read fine. I've even trield lowering the other 2 to see if the 3.45 would increase, but it doesn't. The rails on this PSU are independent. I think Vdimm comes from the +5 as well though, since when I set it to 3.3V in BIOS, i avg around 3.35V. I think it would be capping out near 3.2 if it were the 3.3 line. Vdd comes from 3.3??? hmm, could explain a few things.
  11. Just out of curiosity, what's the stepping/date of the processor?
  12. try the Vcore wire mod. (search "war mod warmod") What I'm wondering is if the VID being fed to the HIP changes with the vcore settings in the BIOS, or if it simply follows the hard-coded VID from the processor. If it's the hard-code, then setting it higher via pin-mods might clear up the hard-lock (OVP) problems near 2.0V by setting the default HIGH (maximum available)
  13. hah...uwackme, you crack me up. I appreciate your thoroughness. What does SIS give with DFI @ 236 CPC on (just for comparison on your sys)? ditto here...the chips are remarked (all corsair value select are). did some checking on that, and it would be impossible to tell who made them without an apples/apples comparison. thing that irks me the most is that you (existz) say you have the other dimm that's bunk. so, more likely than not, corsair got a hold of a batch of BH-CH-somethings for cheap, and used them for a particular batch of value ram. I'm guessing the stick that doesn't do so well is some other brand of ram. have you tried upping the volts to them?
  14. don't remember the specifics....but I remember reading a thread where oskar wu mentioned that there were problems with the apic unit on the processor at high fsb, and that disabling it would likely get you higher. I'm pretty sure it's just a limit of the hardware....which would probably mean some processors would clock higher with the APIC unit on than others (same analogy with clock speed in general) simply due to variations in manufacturing.
  15. http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread...3+PC4000+HyperX search is your friend. (by the way...you started that post!) 11-4-4-4-2.5-13-15-3-3-5-5-2-2-5-EEFE-AAAAAA 2.9Vdimm should get you started. Nforce2 don't like CAS3, and the hynix will do 2.5 just fine. not too sure about single channel though (I run duaL).
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