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  1. drewski

    The ULTIMATE MBM 5 Settings/Help Thread

    are you using the NF2 datafile from the first post in this thread? what it has listed as Chipset is the northbridge.
  2. i'm not quite sure what you're saying , but if you're not happy with the new bios, go back to the last version you were using!
  3. i'm pretty sure that it was posted that even 1/25 worked w/ Venice/SD cores.
  4. drewski

    The ULTIMATE MBM 5 Settings/Help Thread

    read more carefully or just read my post directly above yours on this page!
  5. drewski

    The ULTIMATE MBM 5 Settings/Help Thread

    are the temp swings you're seeing at idle? i've never seen a 5c variance at idle, but the on-die temp sensor is pretty sensitive so i see very rapid changes when i'm running programs or stop doing processor intensive tasks and jumps even larger than 5c. at idle i sometimes see a 1-2c jump (like 27 to 29 and back). for the video card, it does say in the thread, but basically, at this time, GeForce cards area no-go w/ MBM. there could be a plug-in out there, but no one has gotten one to work. that's why i recommended Samaurize to consolidate the MBM readings w/ GeForce readings (from RivaTuner).
  6. sounds like you're hooking up your case wires incorrectly. there should be wires for Power Switch and Power LED (probably Reset SW and HDD LED too). the case wires for Power Switch should go to the ATX pins. the case wires for Power LED go to the LED pins.
  7. drewski

    The ULTIMATE MBM 5 Settings/Help Thread

    people had asked before the impact of the ATI silencer on chipset temps. here's two pics of before & after. as you can see chipset temps up 2 degrees, gpu temps down 5 degrees. the gpu env temp is about the same. where is that sensor? this is after running some benchmarks and letting the computer idle for 30 minutes afterwards. same ambient of 21c.
  8. drewski

    Question about Monarch

    i got the generic heatsink w/ an A64 3000+ from Monarch. it definitely was NOT generic TIM though. it was AS5 consistency, but i know that Monarch, for whatever reason, is not a big fan of Artic Silver products. i'm assuming it's the Shin Etsu. too bad i wanted to change the heatsink . . .
  9. drewski

    The ULTIMATE MBM 5 Settings/Help Thread

    what is your question? if it's what do the GPU and GPU ENV items display, then it's the info from your graphics card, if it's an ATI card, and it has the hardware monitoring to support it, and you set-up AtiTool to forward these parameters to MBM's custom sensors. for the moment, GeForce integration w/ MBM hasn't been completely sorted out. see my previous post regarding Samurize.
  10. drewski

    The ULTIMATE MBM 5 Settings/Help Thread

    if you read through the thread, i had a similar issue with my CPU fan. i think the max i saw was only 30,000 though! i changed fan settings in bios to run full speed @ 25c and now it's steady @ 2,900 RPM. seems like the fluctuation in RPM throws things off. maybe when the mobo changes the fan voltage it may also do something funky with the rpm sensor lead on the fan header?
  11. drewski

    The ULTIMATE MBM 5 Settings/Help Thread

    i have an arctic silencer on the way so i'll post before and after comparo.
  12. drewski

    The ULTIMATE MBM 5 Settings/Help Thread

    i think what you've done looks pretty darn good! i'm a lazy man, so haven't tried it (samurize) yet!
  13. drewski

    The ULTIMATE MBM 5 Settings/Help Thread

    my mbm5 dash @ idle 21c ambient temps
  14. there is a boot CD w/ every BIOS to date in the Bios Factory forum here: http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showpost.p...045&postcount=3
  15. drewski

    The ULTIMATE MBM 5 Settings/Help Thread

    can you use on the dashboard?
  16. i just want to clarify your post. the original RAM w/ problems was Kingston? and that was what you RMA'd for replacement Kingston stuff? if that's true, then it's not quite the "fix for no reason" so if it's working, stable, and you're happy with the speed and timings, i say keep the value RAM.
  17. that's an interesting theory. what would be the solution? replace battery on the Mobo? also, the PCI/PCIe setting shouldn't matter. if it doesn't find a PCI card, it should switch to look for PCIe.
  18. depends what games you run most of the time. nVidia wins some, ATI wins some. also, nVidia gives you the option of SLI also, ATI seems to have better algorithms (little bit better quality for less sacrifice in FPS) for their AA/AF Coke or Pepsi?
  19. drewski

    The ULTIMATE MBM 5 Settings/Help Thread

    ok, here's an idea for you GeForce guys (i guess everyone can use it too, but it provides something of a solution for the GeForce folks). a program called Samurize: http://www.samurize.com/modules/news/ it can capture MBM5 data so all the goodies that have been discovered in this thread can be displayed easily. http://www.samurize.com/modules/xoopsfaq/i...hp?cat_id=2#q27 there are also two RivaTuner plug-ins that will either read from the RT log-file or RT shared memory: http://www.samurize.com/modules/mydownload...&show=10&min=50 i haven't tried any of this out, so YMMV, but it looks like a decent solution to aggregate and display data from disparate sources. plus . . . it's free! now play around and report back!!
  20. seems odd. if your were hitting the "sweet-spot", you'd think it would both boot and reboot fine. have you tried a different pci-e video card? also, people have said that they have eliminated contact between the video card and the fan by replacing the stock thermal tape w/ AS5 or similar.
  21. i read that as 50 sets of the pre-tweaked memory && motherboard combos, but not necessarily only 50 sets of RAM. since they do list more DFI motherboards then the Ultra-D (which is their combo one) as their "guaranteed motherboards" maybe worth it to contact GSkill and ask? edit: or maybe not since the F1-4800DSU-1GBFF is not listed on their site (that i could find easily) and their "regular" pc4800 is 3-4-4-8 as opposed to 2.5-4-4-8
  22. drewski

    The ULTIMATE MBM 5 Settings/Help Thread

    thx again soundx, don't know if you want to update the link in the first post, but there is a newer ATITool v2.4 beta 9 => http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=3011 hope you GeForce guys get the temp thing going!
  23. are you overclocked? also, try MemTest tests 6 & 8
  24. oh, and your title of "P4 Convert" makes it sound like you went to Intel. i assume it's the other way around? i guess it can be read either way, but that's what came to mind for me.
  25. maybe it's just me, but it seems like the Overclocking DB should be based on something like this, rather than one text post for each entry. :confused:
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