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  1. I think the problem lies in the current draw for the fans. I'm not sure how much a fan draws but I know with all of the different manufacturers and sizes of fans that there is a big difference between all of them. The board was probably designed with the CPU fan in mind and it probably has a low draw. Now add a 3,4 or even 5 120 mm fans into the mix and you might be drawing an amp or so. This power is being sucked away from your motherboard and puts alot of strain on the motherboard power connector. With all of the extra connectors that arent used its much simpler to just bypass the motherboard
  2. Not a good idea to short out the blown fuse, do you want him to totally blow out his mother board? I've seen it posted on here a million times not to use the fan connections on the motherboard to run your fans. I'm surprised Angry hasn't trashed this thread already.
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    Case / PSU advice

    I was looking intot he P180 and didn't like some of the things I was reading about it, especially the bottle neck at the PSU. I finally went with a Lian_li 1200B Plus. Plenty of room in it. It runs a couple of degrees warmer then my Antec Sonoma ll case
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    Approperiate Chipset Temps

    Mine runs 38-40 on turn on and 45 under a load with COD2 playing for about an hour. I just changed over to the evercool a week ago so I'm watching the temps to see if they improve. Right now they are up a degree or two since getting rid of the DFI fan. It does run much quieter without the DFI fan.
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    Sli-Dr Chipset fan

    do a search for evercool
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    PC4000 memory question

    My problem is "do I need to up the CPU voltage".
  7. I purchased 2g of OCZ PC4000 Gold GTX memory and now have it running in my machine with the stock memory settings. My question is if I want to run it at the PC4000 rate, FSB 250 does this mean I'm OCing? Where can I find more info for this? I tried to use some settings from the OCZ forum but I can't seem to unlock the CPU voltage and other voltages. Does this require that I use a different BIOS? I tried to do a search but apparently I'm using the wrong search criteria.
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    PC4000 memory question

    These are the settings that the guy at OCZ said to use, it calls for a CPU voltage of 1.4, not the CPU vid, not sure if its right or not. FSB Bus Frequency............................. 250 MHz LDT/FSB Frequency Ratio....................... Auto CPU/FSB Frequency Ratio....................... 8 PCI eXpress Frequency......................... 100 CPU Voltage .................................. 1.400v LDT Voltage .................................. 1.30v ChipSet (NF4) Voltage ........................ 1.60V DRAM Voltage ................................. 2.60v +0.03 if not 3.2V ............................ enable Memclock (DRAM Frequency) .................... 200 1T/2T Timing (Command Per Clock).............. 1T CAS Latency (Tcl)............................. 3T RAS# to CAS# delay (Trcd)..................... 4T Min RAS# active time (Tras)................... 8T Row precharge time (Trp)...................... 3T Row Cycle time (Trc).......................... 11T Row refresh cyc time (Trfc)................... 16T Row to Row delay (Trrd)....................... 3T Write recovery time (Twr)..................... 3T Write to Read delay (Twtr).................... 2T Read to Write delay (Trwt).................... 3T Refresh Period (Tref)......................... 3120 DRAM Bank Interleave.......................... Enabled DQS Skew Control.............................. Auto DQS Skew Value................................ 0 DRAM Drive Strength........................... Normal 3 or 4 (called Level 6 or 8 in other bios') DRAM Data Drive Strength...................... Level 2 Max Async Latency............................. 8ns DRAM Response Time............................ Normal Read Preamble Time............................ 6ns IdleCycle Limit............................... 256 Dynamic Counter............................... Disable R/W Queue Bypass.............................. 16x Bypass Max.................................... 7x 32 Byte Granularity........................... Disable (4 Bursts)
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    PC4000 memory question

    I've tried to increase the voltage on the CPU core but the BIOS has it blocked out., somehow I need to turn it on
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    She smacked up my Jetta!!!!!!!!

    I have a great idea, up her life insurance and give her the keys!!!!
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    going to buy the Evercool VC-RE

    I'm pretty sure the tape is there to distribute the load from the springs equally so I feel its necessary but need to remove. Anyone else know?
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    7800GT Power Conection

    Are you talking about the 4 pin to the motherboard or the 6 pin to the video card?
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    going to buy the Evercool VC-RE

    Did anyone try to transfer the foam tape to the new heatsink? If so how did you do it?
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    She smacked up my Jetta!!!!!!!!

    I don't understand what this thread is all about, it's not like she trashed your computer, it's just a car.
  15. I get the same error message at work when I try to boot up with a floppy in the A drive. It might help to know this when trying to figure out how to fix your problem. Maybe you need to change the boot sequence in the BIOS.
  16. YOur temps are definitely wrong. I don't know why DFI won't RMA the board. Do any of the temp and fan monitors come with temperature probes? If so, try using that to monitor your temps.
  17. Is there a floppy in your A drive?
  18. My temps are 33, 35, 45 under a load of playing COD2 for two hours and start at 28, 28 and 35 under no load.
  19. That can happen with a ZIF socket (zero insertion force) you're just putting slight pressure on the sides of the pins to hold it in place. I still think the MB is the culprit and not the heatsink. Try shutting off the computer and unplugging it then turn it on and check in the bios for the CPU temp and then on the OS's monitor. It shouldn't jump up to 70c in seconds or there is something wrong with the setup. I'm willing to bet that the temp is at "60C" or so before turn on which I think is impossible.
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    Finishing off custom build

    From everything I have read BF2 is a memory hog and really needs 2g of memory. I have the game and I'm waiting to install it after I finally get my 2g of memory up and running. I have some other issues I want to take care of before swapping out the memory
  21. I think you are missing something. At 70C or 160 F you would get burned by the CPU when you put your finget on it. At a minimum you wouldn't be able to put your finger on it for more then a second. I think your temperatures are being reported incorrectly. If I'm not mistaken the temperature shut down would be done by the BIOS reading a certain temperature and not actually sensing it directly. Not sure if worded that correctly. Do you have or can you get a thermal or temperature probe to put on the CPU?
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    cooler

    I have the 90 and everything is accessible. I've read that the c version is very heay and needs a support bracket installed, I would think the 120 would make it difficult to access the memory slots I know that I read somewhere about teh 120 being too big.
  23. You wouldn't get much for an old case. I should take a few shot of my room, and I've thrown out a couple of garbage cans full every other year or so.
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