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  1. Looks a lot better THunDA, but still not as good as mine or cpuz's: http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showpost.p...2&postcount=120. I'm sort of surprised by the divergence. But your HD Tach shot shows a date of 2005-03-04 at 21:54, so I'm sort of confused by that part.
  2. Some TV shows should have never been remade because they were bad enough the first time, such as Battlestar Galactica. Then there are few that should have never been made at all; Space: 1999 comes to mind as having the most disinterested cast and writers plus physics more improbable than even Lost In Space. THunDA: Your 55 is rocking on that mobo and RAM!
  3. G.Skill LA. One stick will do 322MHz (DDR644) with 3-4-4-8-T1 timings but the other stick has Memtest errors above 300MHz. At 2.5-3-3-6-1T timings the good stick does 273MHz and the bad stick does 269MHz. Not great, but still a lot faster than my current CPU will go.
  4. If you aren't going to overclock, you might be cool and quiet without using CnQ (throttling). If you want to try it, it's easy to back out later, it's just a BIOS setting.
  5. It's tight from the pics I've seen, but not as scary as the Thermalright XP-120. Tough to get at the DDR 4 RAM slot on either of them with the HSF installed, but possible I hear.
  6. Congrats! I was hoping it was software, I was going to offer a workaround but it sucked compared to just fixing the cause of the problem
  7. Running in dual channel is harder than single. You may have to loosen DRAM timings to 2.5-4-4-8 or even 3-6-6-12 and test upward from stock FSBxCPU Multi to find a plateau of stability. So far, I've found that you need to take your worst stick timings and speeds, then subtract about 5-10% because your CPU memory controller has to work harder in dual channel, and there are timing interactions with your better stick.
  8. One trick I learned from the benchmark guys, running multiple copies of Super PI at the same time will flush out memory timing/speed issues that you might miss otherwise. I just copied the Super PI folder three times, then I run three copies of Super PI at once: two calculating 32M and one calculating 16M. That just about uses up all my physical RAM (1GB). I then run StressCPU on top of that to keep the load and heat high. Borderline instability problems that use to take 4-5 hours to find in OCCT or Prime now only take 20-30 minutes!
  9. They might have the same label, but they are different bit settings doing different things.
  10. Also, check out this thread: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=57309 It looks like the two settings are not quite the same. I think one bank is a slightly relaxed version of the other (same MHz, different microseconds).
  11. I can't find ATTO (http://www.angrygames.com/files/eptscsi.exe) either.
  12. If you are OC'ing your GPU, turn it back down to 350/1000 (stock) while you troubleshoot the rest.
  13. Castle Wolfenstein on my friends AppleII green screen until your retinal color receptors were burned out and everything else in the world looked yellowish, oh yeah I remember that too! And the first verson of Lunar Lander on the PDP-11, that's when I realized computers weren't just going to be bigger faster sliderules.
  14. Use the forum Search feature up top-right for keywords "Corsair Value", also I find this quick & dirty guide helpful after you are feeling more adventurous: Quick and dirty A64 clocking guide
  15. I was dreaming of a DFI notebook mobo last night! Psst, Oskar I have some friends that use Sager's and Dell XPS's as their main system and game with it quite well, so it's not insane... just... eratic :angel:
  16. Ah, M.U.L.E. on the C64 with 4 players and lots of beer, that was fun! Sort of like eBay ahead of it's time.
  17. Don't feel bad Miguel, I'm in the same boat. 260x10 isn't 100% stable no matter what timing and volts I try, though my memory is good up to 300MHz at least (highest I bothered trying). I finally have given up on 260x10 and now am living with 275x9.
  18. The coolest ergonomic keyboard I've seen is from DataHand Systems. Check out the Flash demo. Hefty price tag and learning curve though.
  19. Looks like a sweet setup to me, should plug and play fine!
  20. Most evil hack, there was a program for the Commodore 1541 "Intelligent" 5.25" floppy drive that would cause it to eerily whine out the song "Daisy" by oscillating the r/w head at audible frequencies. The cool thing was that the program was resident on your floppy drive CPU and RAM. Of course your head alignment was probably whacked after that, but all C64 users were use to field stripping and performing head realignment by that point. Also the Poke of Death for the Commdore PET.. you could walk up to a PET, type in a few characters at the prompt, and BAM! The video chip would shut down and the CPU would spiral OC upwards out of control until it burned up (literally, smoke coming out of the housing).
  21. I think those are in the right order. Oskar says they are identical hardware, only BIOS differences you can flash.
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