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  1. Rob: where can you get it for $80. I am interested in 2x1GB.
  2. WOW, I am impressed: stock cooling, 450W PSU (I know Sonata is good). I was thinking of Asrock 4core (or whatever it is called) with E4300, but you might have changed my mind. Looking forward to seeing your further test results and gaming results.
  3. If I can recall correctly, the 9800 pro is a big juice sucker, and you are running it with 400 W, with a lot of usb's that require power as well. Maybe usage time has weakened the PSU. Try unhooking everything, except the bare minimum, i.e., cpu and fan, a stick of ram, a HDD, your 9800 if you do not have an older one.
  4. Thanks, Mark and Branjo for your info. I am not looking for great overclocking. But, I saw some review that the Askrock can do 300fsbx9=2700 which is enough for my purpose. My existing AMD board in my sig can do 3.0 GHz. I don't play games. I use it for ffdshow and photo editing, which I find I need 2 GB of ram. Instead of spending more money on 2 GB of DDR1, I am thinking of buying this Askrock board, E4300 2GB of DDR2, use my existing video card, the case and PSU (which is rated 380W and has ample of juice). Then, eventually, I'll migrate to a better board when the price comes down more and when I am forced to use DX10 or DHCP compatible cards. This is really low cost, step-wise upgrade path. What do you think about my plan? jdh79: sorry for hijacking this thread.
  5. I am considering building E4300 with the Askrock cheapy mobo. If I use Thermalright xp120, what sort of temp readings should I expect? TIA
  6. I use xp120 which you already have. You just have to modify it a little to get good contact without the mobile pad. What I did was to tape a penny beside each of the legs of the mounting plate, and then sand (I actually used a file) the legs down to the level of the penny. I also lap the xp120, but it is not worth the trouble. I would not do it again. I am running 39c idle and 44c full load @ 3.0 GHz.
  7. Thanks for the response. Capt: How high were you able to oc the newark with this memory? I see you have now gone on to the opty, congrads. I think I'll stick to this nf3 for a while until I lost interest in photo editing (too many hobbies and too little time). Edit: I browsed NCIX and they do not have any. Where did you buy yours? Thanks. Mack: I use Adobe Lightroom (beta 4) or Nikon PictureProject to do post porcessing. After a few jobs, it slows down to almost a halt and I had to do hard reboot. These programs suggest minimum of 1 GB memory. I suspect maybe something to do with page file as well. I'll increase it to see if it helps before buying more momory.
  8. I need to use 2 GB memory for photo editing tasks on nf3 250gb board. Any suggestions?
  9. You will be wasting your time and effort, because sooner or later you'll have to buy a new HSF and re-install, and in that process you run into the risk of braking the cpu.
  10. I am impressed. Will you post your the rest of your spec, vcore, chipset etc.? Will you post in overclock database?
  11. Thanks for trying, I can barely read it the cpu freq is 2445x10. I guess your original post of 3.45GHz is a typo.
  12. 3.45GHz? FSB or CPU speed? What multi? Care to post a CPUZ? or give more detailed breakdown?
  13. Take a look at my sig and also my post in s754 overclock database. I have the same reason as you to keep the nf3 and take advantage of the newark for another year or so. BTW, I use an antec 380W psu (details in my sig) and no problem to oc to 3.0GHz. BTW, I had to mod the bracket of the thermalright 120.
  14. If you post in the nf3 forum about GGG, and link this thread, maybe some of those will post in the OCDB. I have seen a few of them with speed over 3 GHz. BTW, my stepping is SH-E5
  15. I suggest you repost your question to whatever board you have, and more details of your equipment, also your signature.
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