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Gorgias-Flux

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  1. Hello everyone, I am looking to OC my Rosewill X800XL to get a few more FPS out of it. I am not looking for something to hold my hand or anything like that, just a kick in the right direction so I can start learning.
  2. This might be a dumb question then, but will DFI (or have they already) be coming out with new Mobos for the new sockets?
  3. I have been out of the game for awhile, but it is getting be that time where I would like to build a new toaster. My old trusty venny has served me well, but it is high time I upgraded. So... A few questions for you guys: Are the Sandies still the way to go, or is the Opty a superior processor? (I am guessing this will have multiple answers, but I would like to hear them anyways.) I am currently running the OCZ Rev Plat 2 TCCD sticks, these are great RAM, but they crapped out on me after 6 months and I had to scale back my OC. What would you reccomend in terms of both performance and ability to maintain that performance (i.e longevity) over my currect RAM? Now hopefully I can get the wife to approve a budget that will let me have some fun...
  4. OK first off a warning the Thunda, this might drift away from DFI Hardware related stuff, so if you have to move it I apologize. I had the same issues with WOW about 2 months ago. Rock Stable OC for over 6 months, no problems gaming, then came WOW. Your crashes can be from a variety of areas, so check them all: #1.) Your UI mods are out of date, this can cause crashing, install latest verison of your UI mods. Also, try raising the Memory available to your UI mods, this can cause issues as well. #2.) Graphics Card Drivers are out of date or not getting along with WOW. On the WOW forums there are recorded instances where two people with the identical ATI card will have opposite experiences. One crashes, one doesn't. Can't explain it, but that is what happens. I think you said you had Nvidia, so this may or may not be your issue. Update the drivers anyways to be sure. #3.) How long did your Prime 95 your PC? For the OC database, you are required to Prime for 8 hours. If you play for 10 hours, you are theoretically pushing your OC further than your Prime. (Prime tests a bit dffierently, but you get the idea) Try Priming for 24 hours and see if you are stable. #4.) RAM issue. This was the issue I had. Sometimes RAM will have a SPD dump issue and lose it's performance. BH-5 has this happen, and TCCD users also report performance after 6 months. Here is a link to a thread on the SPD dump issue: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=85533 I have not tried this myself, so I cannot speak for it, but it is of interest. I fixed my RAM issue by going to a Divider and redoing my MEMTEST. It sucked to lose some performance like that, but I can now play WOW to my heart's content. Good Luck.
  5. I ran into a very similar problem to this with my 3200 Venice and OCZ RAM. I fixed it by going on a Divider. However there is a SPD dump issues (god help me if I can find the link over at Extreme systems) that can cause this on TCCD modules. (BH-5 Also) HA, found the link: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=85533 I don't know if this is your problem, but the symptoms do sound quite familiar. Apparently you can fix this SPD issue (if that is what you have) and get your system back to where it used to be. Once CAVEAT: I have not tried to do this on my modules, as I said, I fixed by using a divider. I would reply on that thread in the other Forum to get more help. I would definitely try the other poster's suggestion on the AS5. I ruled that out on my machine because I had reapplied with AS5 in November.
  6. Do you know where you can get the dump info for my memory?
  7. Confirm with Thunda that your MBM is set up properly. (I can't even begin to tell you how to do that, he has links to a great post on the subject) I personally would not add any voltage, but as I said initially there is no right answer to that question. I would be very satisfied with a 600mhz OC and load temps of 39 on a stock HSF. I get those temps on my XP-90 so if your reading are accurate WAY TO GO!
  8. I play WOW and I am just fine with 60. I read a post awhile back aobut how for online game 60FPS was about all the higher you will ever see. I don't remember the specifcs, nor do I know if that is true. I have seen 61 on my rig while playing WOW, but never higher. It stays constant at 60 and that keeps me happy. Of course I do not have a 7800 so who knows if this is true or not. Just thought I would add some fuel to the fire. 8)
  9. I have a link in my sig to a post by Dracula on the effect of volting a Venice and some guidelines. These are his opinions, which I agree with. Your system should run where it is and should be stable assuming you are priming appropriately. Just keep in mind that Drac's opinion and mine are from a more conservative outlook about what risks are worth taking when OCing and what risks are not. You have to decide what is best for you.
  10. I was running the RAM at 2.8v. The system was running at 260 * 10 (1.55v) with timings of 2.5-4-3-8. Lately it has been running at 2.8v with the FSB at 240 * 10 at 1.44v. Now in order to be stable I am running at 245 * 10 on a 3/4 Divider. Also the RAM needs 2.9v to stay stable. I will update the BIOS as soon as I buy a new floppy drive. Those damn things burn out way too easily on me for some reason. The biggest mystery to me is why this would happen out of the blue? I haven't been pushing my system to the edge. I was only running a fairly modest OC to narrow the risks olf something like this happening.
  11. I tried your adjustment and it did help some. However, I am still interested in the fact that this crapped out after 6 months. Does anyone have any isight on this? My system was OC Database stable until now. (I have a 23 hr Prime screenie to prove it.) Thank you everyone.
  12. Has anyone ever heard of this happening? I have OCZ Platinum El Rev 2 Sticks, 2 x 512. I had my system at the settings in my sig and it was running fine for over 3 months. I then reduced my clock speed to 2.4ghz in order to lower my volts for longevity. Well this week I have been playing WOW and crashing a lot. So I initially ran Prime95 and found my system to be unstable. I have been gradually lowering my OC and the crashing has been increasing. Today was the last straw. It wouldn't even boot. So... I started running diagnostics on my hardware. When I got to my RAM I found the culprit. I ran memtest and now my sticks will not pass test #5 unless I raised my DRAM voltage to 2.9 and I have the FSB at 240 or lower. I noticed when I have the sticks around the max they will take, they would error out at 95% pass or so. This was consistent. Does anyone have an explanation for this? I have a hunch that my sticks are going south, but I thought I would check here before I bother Ryder or Andy. Thanks everyone.
  13. There is bios option to set the temps at which the fans turn on. You can lower that to like 25C and then they will always run. I highly reccomend setting up MBM5 to monitor your temps. I suspect that you will have a very rude awakening when you prime that thing while running MBM5.
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