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  1. Just looking for a bare OEM 939-pin DFI LanParty in good working order. Need this to upgrade my server from a P4 with an old 3000+ laying around =) Please reply via PM... thanks!
  2. Anyone have a link for 704-2BTA with SiI 3114 BIOS v5.3.14 for SLI-DR? Also, anyone have any issues upgrading the BIOS with existing RAID5 volumes (not boot)?
  3. Dunno man... I've had no trouble using it (other than multiplier issues which can be avoided), but I have never used an infinity board (I've used C&Q on MSI Neo Plat, LP nF3 250GB, LP Ultra-D, LP SLI-DR). HG (or AG/Angry, as he's more affectionately known ) recommends disabling just to minimize potential problems (I think). Back OT: I've been dual-priming for 21 hours now at 2.64GHz @ 1.53V. Temps haven't quite hit 50C (got to 49C!), so I guess that's ok. I still don't like it though, as my 3000+ never went above 42C at 2.66GHz. As long as it's stable right? =/ BTW Readbeaver: You're getting your eVGA card cross-shipped??? How'd you do it? My card is bad, but they won't advance-RMA!
  4. I've been using C&Q since my first MSI skt. 754 mobo, and now I'm on my 5th Athlon64 and 3rd mobo . It works as long as you use default CPU multiplier, and for voltage to throttle down when clocked down the VID has to be set to Auto. Additional voltage can be added with the Special VID Control. Overclocking with C&Q might not be recommended, but is very possible
  5. Need to find a way to unlock the rest of the cache unfortunately probably not possible... Any particular BIOS you'd suggest for Samsung UCCC and my X2? Maybe one by OCZTony I agree, I want to be as low voltage as possible but still stable. And, well, I might be a little weird, but I want to keep my VID on Auto to take advantage of C&Q voltage drop and just increase voltage using the % increase instead of VID :cool:. Might try and use the manual VID to find the limits of this new CPU however. I think it has some more room to go Well I'd say that's pretty damn good. What kind of temps are you getting with just the stock HSF? If you want to upgrade, I highly recommend the 7700-Cu (although it has to be removed on SLI-DR to access 2 DDR slots ), or 9550 if you can afford it (and case has room).
  6. ADA3800DAA5BV LDBFE 0625BPDW I'm not having too much luck with my X2 so far (got it last week). Only got it to 2.65GHz, and that requires 113% voltage (1.5255). I hoped to drop the voltage to 110% and get a smidge lower, but even 2.62GHz wouldn't run at lower voltage. I've decided to settle on 2.65 for now and just deal with the 48-49C =/ Only thing I haven't tried is something crazy like 2800MHz 1.35v. Do these newer X2's clock like that? I'm a bit new to the dual-core thing too, but really hesitant to flash my BIOS. Really I'm quite attached to the 704-2BTA! No problems with the dual core, but maybe a different BIOS would clock better? Also, should the dual-core aspect affect any memory timings or chipset/LDT voltage, or any other setting that might have been stable with a single core but need to be changed for dual? Previous chip: 3000+ Venice 296x9 = 2.66GHz 9:10 DDR533
  7. That's only on nForce3. On nForce4, all SATA ports are frequency locked.
  8. I've had my 7900GT since June, and it just recently started artifacting. Overclocked, stock, it doesn't matter, just random little stuck color pixels, and eventually, system crash. I thought my LCD had developed a dead pixel at first!! :eek: After reading on eVGA forums (namely here) and speaking with eVGA customer service I found that my model (256-P2-N564-AX) has a KNOWN problem with it's Samsung memory, and has been replaced with 256-P2-N584-AR. They say to RMA immediately to receive the new revision. That's fine, but I also found out that eVGA no longer does advance RMAs [edit: Except on Signature Series, hah!]. WTF!!! So I bought a card with a "Lifetime Warranty," the manufacturer acknowledges that it is defective, and will not provide an advance replacement even with a credit card. I'm not keen on being without my comp for a few weeks while it's being replaced, I might as well buy a new card and eBay this one after it's replaced. I have an email in to one of the admins on the eVGA message board, we'll see what happens. This certainly makes me think twice about buying eVGA now, what will they change in their customer service policy next?? I just developed a green pixel while typing this. GRRRRRRRRR...
  9. Yes, they are in RAID-5 (see sig). So, SMART data can be read if they are individual drives, but not in an array? If this is true, I'm guessing that the only notification of a failed drive is when it has REALLY failed and has stopped reading or writing properly, then I'm assuming I will get some sort of notification from the RAID software? Best regards to all.
  10. Is it possible to read S.M.A.R.T. status from hard drives connected to Silicon Image 3114 controller? The manual for the chip (see PDF link below; page 5, section 1.1) states that it does support this technology, but I can only read info from my drives connected to the nForce4 SATA ports (using Speedfan or S.M.A.R.T. Explorer). http://us.dfi.com.tw/Upload/Manual/Sil3114...TARAID5%202.pdf Thanks in advance for any help!
  11. Thanks daddyjaxx for clearing up the thermal throttling issue. So what, besides Cool 'n Quiet, could be making this guy's CPU slow down at 40C? And he says the changes are not reflected in CPU-Z... I would be tempted to trust CPU-Z over RMClock, and just assume that it's not actually slowing down. habsrock93: Do you notice any real performance loss, or is this only reflected in RMClock?
  12. In CPU-Z, what exactly is happening to change the CPU speed? Cool 'n Quiet will make the multiplier change to 5x, but only when there is low CPU load. If the FSB is changing and not the multiplier, then you may have thermal throttling enabled, be sure it's disabled in the BIOS.
  13. Here are my results with software RAID5 with the Silicon Image 3114 chip on my SLI-DR with 4x Western Digital WD3200KS 320GB 16MB SATA2 3.0Gb/sec, operating at SATA 1.5Gb/sec (controller limitation). They are configured as 800GB RAID5 16K/64K and 63GB RAID 0+1 4K/64K. As far as real-world results, which I personally am most interested in, I get about 20MB/sec writing to the array and about 60MB/sec reading. So basically, a good evening of sorting/copying/benchmarking the array and I had it over a quarter of the way full with over 250GB of data =) To me, this makes RAID5 much more attainable than a $400 controller card that does it right. Write speeds are actually tolerable for a storage-only volume. I would NOT recommend this for booting, or even a high-volume write array, but for mass storage, it fits the bill perfectly. To test the controller, I have even done a CRC compare of my entire music collection (70GB), and it all matched perfectly, as well as simulated a 'drive failure' by hot-pulling one of the SATA cables during an active file copy, which hesitated, then finished completely. I am very pleased with it's performance, moreso than I would have thought, but that may possibly be due to reading horror stories here at DFI Street about RAID5 performance on this chip. Without further adieu, here is the HD Tach for the RAID5 array (if anyone would like other benchmarks just ask, I didn't know how much interest there would be on this topic):
  14. Running mine @ 296FSB x 09:10 = 266MHz, 3.0-4-4-8 no problems :nod: (see sig) These are Samsung UCCC chips, and they are great :cool:
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