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  1. DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 SLI-DR Expert 12/7 BIOS AMD Athlon64 3000+ Venice OCZ Gold GX 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM (UCCC) eVGA 256-P2-N517-AX Geforce 7800GT 256MB , Version: 81.98 drivers 2x Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 ST380817AS 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive (8MB cache) - RAID 0 ASPIRE ATX-AS520W BLACK ATX 520W Power Supply ========== Genie BIOS Settings: FSB Bus Frequency - 300 LDT/FSB Frequency Ratio - 2.5 CPU/FSB Frequency Ratio - 9.0 PCI eXpress Frequency - 100Mhz CPU VID StartUp Value - StartUp CPU VID Control - 1.550v CPU VID Special Control - Above VID * 102.4% LDT Voltage Control - 1.20v Chip Set Voltage Control - 1.52v DRAM Voltage Control - 2.79v DRAM Configuration Settings: DRAM Frequency Set - 1=RAM/FSB:05/06 Command Per Clock (CPC) - Enable CAS Latency Control (Tcl) - 3.0 RAS# to CAS# delay (Trcd) - 04 Bus Clocks Min RAS# active time (Tras) - 08 Bus Clocks Row precharge time (Trp) - 03 Bus Clocks Row Cycle time (Trc) - 11 Bus Clocks Row refresh cyc time (Trfc) - Auto Row to Row delay (Trrd) - 02 Bus Clocks Write recovery time (Twr) - 02 Bus Clocks Write to Read delay (Twtr) - 02 Bus Clocks Read to Write delay (Trwt) - 03 Bus Clocks Refresh Period (Tref) - 3120 Cycles Write CAS Latency (Twcl) - Auto DRAM Bank Interleave - Enabled DQS Skew Control - Auto DQS Skew Value - 0 DRAM Drive Strength - Auto DRAM Data Drive Strength - AutoAuto Max Async Latency - Auto DRAM Response Time - Fast Read Preamble Time - Auto IdleCycle Limit - 256 Cycles Dynamic Counter - Disable R/W Queue Bypass - 16 x Bypass Max - 07 x 32 Byte Granularity - Disable(4 Bursts) ========== Prime95 + 3dMark2001SE + CPU-Z 1.29 + Everest 2.01: http://home.rochester.rr.com/malleolus/ima...0p95%20ever.jpg 3dMark2003: 3dMark2005: ========== short description: 300x9 @ 2700Mhz, 1.550v + 102.4% 3-4-8-3 @ 2.79v vdimm
  2. The lagging at the begining of games is probably due to not having enough Ram. I had that happening with 2x 512 as well. Now I have 2x 1024s and it no longer happens.
  3. Thanks finagle69. let me know.
  4. Download a free trial of XP64 from microsoft - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/64bit/e...tion/trial.mspx I was dual booting Win XP 32/XP 64 to see if I wanted to spend the money on XP 64. If you do that you'll be able to see if there are good drivers for your equipment and what software will work. I found that there were good drivers for most of my equipment and most of my software worked. It was helpful to see which ones didn't work though. For instance my logitech keyboard had drivers that worked, but the software to bind keys and such didn't. *EDIT* Also Raven Shield worked well, but punkbuster for RS didn't support x64 so I had to play that game on the 32 bit version. *EDIT* The biggest drawback that I found was that their was only one anti virus that worked with x64 (Avast, and it has a free version). I believe Nortons corporate 10 also would work but is very expensive. I decided that at the time it wasn't worth spending the money on until it was better supported even though it did work well.
  5. I'm assuming that since your PM box is full that you have no more of these? If you do please PM me. Thanks.
  6. Also I didn't mention it, but I was comparing the temps to my stock HS temps. I went down 9 or 10* idle (22* now) right through 100% on my CPU, and my PWMIC about 6 or 7* lower. My chipset dropped about 5 or 6 degrees just by using AS5.
  7. If your sig is up to par I can tell what your problem is. I'm sure your CPU fan is very quiet, but it only pushes 28 CFM of air. My fan pushes 24.6~78.7CFM of air as the CPU gets hotter. In smart guardian you can change the temps that the fan operates and reaches full speed. At full throttle I can hear it, but I'm used to hearing fans while my compter is running. When it's not at full throttle it is pretty quiet. Cost $12.
  8. Wow! I've heard alot of people saying how much cooler they run with the XP-90 so I bought one (and AS5). I also used AS5 on my chipset heatsink. WTF was that crap on there? I swear to God it looked (and felt) like a few layers of old dried out masking tape. Now I'm running CPU 40*, PWMIC 40*, chipset 43* while running prime95. I like it! I can feel the air blowing all around the MoBo now. Great buy. EDIT: This OC to 2.66Ghz
  9. I'm about to buy a new PSU and was intending to get the OCZ Powerstream 520W. I read that it may not be enough if you want to run SLI and have alot of other things running. I want to have the option to run SLI in the future. I will also be having 5 HDs, 1 or 2 optical drives, sound blaster 2 ZS platinum, either onboard sound or another SB live card (used for teamspeak). I am also looking to OC my 3000+ venice to 2.5ish Ghz. Should the 520W suffice or should I buy the 600W instead? I don't want to have to replace it in 6 months or so. Thanks.
  10. Thanks, I am looking forward to your input. My SATA 150 drives have NCQ, they are seagate ST380817AS drives. Of course I am hearing so much about the Hitachi SATA II drives that I may opt to switch brands.
  11. DON'T just plug it in anywhere!! You dont need either of those things and it isn't worth frying anything. Research it, be patient and once you find the information do what it says. Don't guess!!
  12. Sounds to me like the "mic" wires should go to your sound chip (undeneath your PSU) or sound card. The others sound like power to your case lights, check the case manual or see if there is any online documentation for the case.
  13. I'm thinking about upgrading my 2 HD RAID array. I'm looking at changing to a 4 HD RAID 0 array. Currently I have 2 Seagate Barracuda SATA drives. To make a 4 HD SATA array I only have to buy 2 more HDs. To make a 4 HD SATA II array i will need to pick up 4 HDs. Is there much difference in actual speed between the two to justify shelling out an extra $130? If so what Drives are recomended? I love my Seagate drives but have noticed that the SATA II Seagates have 11ms seek times. Is this noticable? Thanks for any insight.
  14. sNaCh, Have you noticed much difference in performance by going from SATA to SATA II? I'm thinking about going to a 4 HD RAID 0 array and need to decide whether to buy 2 more SATA drives or get 4 SATA II drives.
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