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  1. Everything looks good

     

    Ram: DFI boards like the OCZ ram

     

    Hard Drive: should be good there too

     

    Vid Card: you may do better off, seems like those AIW cards often lose performace on both the graphics and the tunrer/capture in order to fit it on one card. Drivers can sometimes be buggy. (I have never actually had one of these cards just read several bad reviews) Another option may be to buy something like this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16814102646

    About 99.9% of the people can unlock this card to 16 pipelines and approach X850 speeds. That card also has video capture capabilites but you could still get a separate(better) vide captue/tv tuner card. May even be cheaper in the end. This would also help the problem of you wanting to upgrade your videocard while keeping your tuner/capture capabilities.

     

    OS not sure if the drive support is there yet its getting better. Should be ok for most of you main components like video and sound card, but i may be more difficult for other ad-on cards. Most programs are still being done for 32 bit. Most of the articles out there are saying that Microsoft is gonna try to push Windows Vista(Longhorn) as thier next major OS upgrade so it will probably stay 32 bit for a while. (Once again i've not personally used XP 64-bit) It just seems like right now you could save some headaces getting stuff(Hardware and software) to work by staying with 32-bit OS XP Pro


  2. you can always use that HD for now ... and when you fill it up grab a new one

     

    The retail stores (Bestbuy, CompUS, Circuit City, .... ) have 120 and 160 GB drives for $30 and $40 every weekend with rebates ... check the Sunday ads, find one you like.

     

    Also tigerdirect.com have 250GB Seagate for $70 after a rebate, but it's not serial.

     

    For PSU i think the ModSteam is supposed be good

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16817104155


  3. yes you will have to change settings in the BIOS to overclock you cpu and ram. There are overclocking guides on the forums here. They will tell you what settings do what, which ones to change for better performance or stability, and how to test your pc for stability. You can probably even do a google search for "overclocking guide" or "overclocking how-to" for additional info. I would say deffinately read some stuff before you just go in and start changing settings.

     

    Most of the time if you choose settings that are too fast for you pc it will just restart/reset itself, due to instability, before it ruins any of you hardware. Still better to know what you are doing to be sure nothing gets messed up.

     

    Goodluck with the build

     

    DFI-Street OC guide

    http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20823

     

    Initial build guide

    http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20832


  4. Could anyone comment on the Samsung 214T? The specs look good but I'm having trouble finding a review.

     

    I guess that is a fairly new monitor ... they don't even have it on newegg yet. I see it's "temporarily sold out" on buy.com

     

    I assume it's similar to the 204T that they still have a newegg. Basically all of the reviewers mention ghosting ... hopefully the move from a 16ms panel to an 8ms one will make a big difference. I guess wait until some reviews hit the web.

     

    But keep in mind, like another persone already said, if you buy a panel with a 1600X1200 res, you will have more troubel as they keep comeing out with new games. Right now you will probably have no trouble with that 7800GT ... but in the furtue you will have basically three choices:

     

    Buy a new top of the line videocard

    Be forced to run the game slowly at the high res

    Have it look bad buy running the panel out of native res

     

    but honestly if i had the cash i'd get one of those big boys :nod:

     

    As far as other recomendations go i have been looking at a lot of reviews lately

     

    The newer Viewsonic's VX monitors with the 2ms GTG times are supposed to be really fast in games, but not look all that good for everything else. They say they are giveing up some color reproduction for speed.

     

    The Samsung's 940b/f are suppose to be better all around.

     

    haven't run into any good/recent reviews of the lates monitors form the other manufacturers.


  5. wow i wish i had the kinda money for a rig like that. I was somewhat worried about being able to handel this board at first. I was new to OC'ing myself, and ther were several people (not here) saying this is really only for people who know what they are doing. I had no trouble getting it going the first time. If you are unsure or run into trouble you will certainly be able to find help here. I know a while back they had a tread up with some "first time setup" instructions, not sure if it's still up. I found a good way to get started was to look through the OC data base and try to find someone with a similar setup (cpu/ram most important) and try their settings as a starting point.


  6. I would probably say Plat Rev 2 .... i have seen several ppl up around 300 fbs .... but there really is no wat to know for sure.

    Just b/c the ram happens to be the same bran and modle doen't mean it will perform the same ... you may get some really good gold that will out perform the someone elses palts ... you never know.

    You will probably want to stay away form the UTT/BH ram tho .. as you will probably be limited to 250 fsb, however, I think this will outperform TCCD/TCC5 chips at 250 fsb ...


  7. Well first off your readings look fine, it's not unusuall for software probes to give readings that are not exactly spot on. If you check you will probably find that then BIOS will give you different reading also. You should probbly be less concerned about the exact voltages you see, and be more worried about them staying stable. Pretty much most of the ppl around the forums seem to say you really can't trust the sofware probe programs. Your temps seem ok, mine idels at about 27c and goes to aout 40c max ... but my voltages is a little lower than yours (1.4v).

     

    As for the stabiliy, several people have found their system to be less stable when running a divider ... may be able to lossen timing and run the mem at 1:1


  8. haha well, first of all you may want to got to UserCP and set up you signature with all you parts, and whatnot

     

    I would assume VG goes to ground and VA goes to 12V ... i don't think it's gonna mess anything up if you guess wrong (but if you are scared you may want to ask someone else) but one way will work the other won't haha

     

    As for audio, the connectors are on the Karjan Module, should say in the manual which wires go where .... if you arn't using the modual b/c you have another Soundcard installed ... then i assume that soundcard should have "front audio" connectors ... once again look in the manual for what wires go where:)


  9. Well if you do some searching around here you will find tha the deviders are not perfect. Also you will finde that the Corsair VS RAM is very hit-or-miss. Some people get sticks that overclock qite will for $75 RAM and others can't find any stable setting, even at stock speeds.

     

    I do remember seeing someone running Corsair VS at 250 FSB in the OC Database, perhaps you could try some of thier settings.

     

    I assume you may be able to find stability by loosening timing and trying to keep the ram at 1:1 if possible

     

    I know there wast a thread here at one time that was a guide ot getting Value RAM to run on these boards, perhaps search for that


  10. may want to go into UserCP and make you sig with the list of all you parts

     

    settings look fine ... you can probably put the LTD/FSB: to 4x at that speed ... you just want to keep the final number arround 1000 for socket 939

     

    Also i have seen that sometimes the dividers can make the system less stable. It seems certain deviders work better that others, but if its working for you then there is no reason the change it ... may be something to look at if you get problems in the future


  11. When i got BSOD with/ ntoskrnl.exe error it was my HD, don't know if the HD is old and/or bad, perhaps try to install on one of the other HD's? may be worth a shot .... when i was getting the errors i couldn't even get to windows, i got BSOD before the welcome Screen


  12. 1. I heard ppl have been having problems with the OCZ PC4000 VX ... but most seem to be getting it worked out look here

     

    http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15247

     

    not sure if it was the memory or the 4v jumper causing problems but he seems to be running better now

     

    2. Im pretty sure I have the new TCC5 chips b/c it as the "new 3-D" decal on the heatspreader, yet i haven't removed the heatspreader to verify ... they work just fine for me. From what i've read the TCC5 chips are bascially identical, which is why OCZ didn't create a new Revison number. I have also seen in some threads that the new chips respond a little better to more voltag (haven't tested myself yet)

     

    3. My BIOS worked fin out of the box ... don't know if that means all will


  13. b4 someone else tell you go here

     

    http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread...16701#post16701

     

    and set up your signature

     

    I can't really say that there is "one easy way" to get a nice STABLE overclock going ... as you can see quite a few ppl have problems. Starting with good quality parts always helps ... and DFI makes good parts so I'd say you are headed in the right direction ..

     

    As for getting that oc that you want i can tell you how i got started; I think it has been prety easy so far, easier than i though it would be anyway.

     

    I serached thes forums here untill i found somone with a similar setup that had posted some of their working settings (same cpu/ram will be most important may want the same BIOS version too)

     

    this was b4 they had the OC Datbase ... now people have a single thread to post their OC settings in. You may want to got here to the Socket 754 OC Database

     

    http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11318

     

    see if someone has the same hardware as you.

     

    then you can try their settings to get you up and running then try to tweak their setting for more speed/stabilit on your system


  14. I had problems with activeArmor as well. I have symantec corporate and the live update seem to work fine for me ... don't know what i did different since it's basically the same program :confused:

     

    I did notice that when ever i started Steam i would get and extra box down on teh task bar as though there was another window open, but you couldn't rid of it, If i were to open something else in steam like servers it would bring up another extran one? Also the update news window was unable to display anyting ...

     

    i don't know if ActiveArmor works like ZoneAlarm, where you can go in an manually open specific ports that you know programs will use, while still blocking the others, but perhaps you can search through the help of the programs and see if it tells what ports the use

     

    my pesonal fix was to uninstall it and reinstall ZonAlarm Pro


  15. If im reading right I thin you are saying you are runing 235 x5 so I think that is making your HTT bus too high ... try lowering to x4 .... i got away with running it a 220 x5 now at 250 x4

     

    if you aren't catching on im saying keep it as close to 1000 as you can (2000 w/ DDR) ... i assume this would have been in the A64 OC guide ... but i haven't read the whole thing

     

    So i would say drop that down and if that doesn't look here

     

    http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10195

     

    Look at Post #10 there in the OC Database .... looks like the same CPU & RAM ... maybe you can try some of his settings or message hime if you can't get it running


  16. I had to take the 120mm fan out of the back of my case and mount it in the side pannel of my case to cool my silent video card ... moving the fan seems to be a good option because it doesn't add the noise from an third fan, although these antec 120mm are basically silent

     

    i decided to use a jigsaw but i got lazy and did a terible job, but i don't care too much. won then that i did do befor cutting the case was get a piece of cardboard and you is to cover the side of the case, instead of the pannel. The cardboard is easy to cut and trash, so you can test different fan locations, plus you will be able to monitor temps to see if the work, and possible money, involved with cutting you case will be worth it in the end


  17. you may have to loosen the ram timings some ... but also i think test #8 is supposed to be the hard one that will find errors if they are there. And it is possible to pass memtest and not be Windows stable.

     

    Have you looked for settings in the OC database yet? may be some help

     

    Some ppl have also found stability buy using a lower CUP Vid and and Higher special (1.25 x 123%) may be worth a shot


  18. Yo welcome to the forums... I would say you can probably figure it out ... and yes there are a lot of settings in the BIOS so it will deffinately be helpfull to find some "base" settings that work for you. Easiest way to do this would be to look into the OC Database forum and go through the socket 939 thread ... Look for someone with a similar setup. The same type of ram chips will be most important, that way you can just steal their DRAM settings. Alot of ppl use the OCZ plat. Rev. 2's, which had TCCD chips and now TCC5, which are almos i dentical soo those settings will probably work

     

    this should give you a place to start. Also you can check out the BIOS Memory Guide Sticky in the AMD64 forum ... It has a lot of info about what each setting does and makes suggestions like "start a 15 and work you way down". It will also tell what settings will have the most effect on stabiltys/performance

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