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  1. Wondering if i want to sell my VENUS motherboard. Hardly used and never flashed, only ever had opteron 144 in the board and only run it at 2.6, never raised the voltage even. What is the board worth??? UK
  2. I am fairly new to overclocking and would like some opinions. Opteron 144 1.8 All I did was set Bios to optimized defaults, Set FSB to 300, LDT to X3 Dram to 166 Divider, cpu = 2.7 Then ran Prime, 1 pass, priority 5, small FFTs. no probs. Thing is I have no prog to monitor temps, speed fan caused my PC not to boot and even a cmos clear would not correct, had to reformat lol. I have heard MBM5 is good, any issues? how accurate is it? and how much lower does the board read temps than actualy are. I assume now the hard work starts and theres a lot that can be done to reach higher clocks.
  3. So, set to Optimized Defaults, leave everything else, and just raise Front Side Bus. I have a 9X opteron that will clock to at least 2.7 which means going to 300 FSB, my memory which is PC 4000 wont go that high so I will have to use dividers, is it better to go as close to the max of my memory with dividers if you know what I mean? Oh, and thanks.
  4. I have read that memory placed in slot 2 and 4 are locked at 1T ( no need to set at 1T ). Is this correct? Also would it be better to set at 2T just to get higher clock at synchronous with cpu? I also read that it is better to run at 1T but with dividers and push cpu as high as possible. And one last question, Whan i had my none DFI board the PCI / AGP was locked so it would not raise at the same time as the FSB, Is the same locked on the DFI boards? thanks
  5. In the Bios, CPC setting, If on auto, what are the parameters for its selection. Or a simpler question, if I want 1T or 2T I just set as such?
  6. Just installed speedfan, disaster! When speedfan was Configuring PC shut down instantly,when I rebooted there was no display, reset Bios still no display, I had to reformat and reinstall windows, no way I am going to use speedfan again.
  7. New build. Is the Audigy 2 better than the Karajan audio? Is it better to uninstall the Karajan audio modual or just leave it in place and cancell in the Bios? Is smart guardian better than speed fan? thanks
  8. Once the sides are on the case and I overclock the cpu that should raise the cpu temps. Or like has been said just connect direct to power supply. Just worried me a bit at first when the fan did not spin and I did not know how much the boards temp was being miscalculated.
  9. Just done a partial build with a freezer 64 pro heatsink/fan. fan does not spin because the temp according to the bios is 22 and i cannot lower the setting for cpu fan shutdown less than 25 so fan will not spin. This would be fine if the board read the temps correctly but as I am always being told the board reads the temps way out. Any suggestions please. Also how far are the temp readings out and is one venus just the same as any other Venus where temp readings are concerned? thanks
  10. Was going to buy the Sapphire X1900XTX but sold out at the moment, so was wondering what the Powercolour is like instead? or even the Asus. any opinions?
  11. http://www.angrygames.com/chipset_clean-1.htm
  12. Got my Venus today, opened packet to find the catch fell off the box and the top of the box is bust on 2 corners lol, but not crushed and it is only a box. Looking forward to building. Floppy cable works.......(on my abit anyway) bent jumper pin on the audio, will it bend back without breaking?
  13. mrtell


    Really dont know which to get.........? xp-90 xp or si-120 BIG TYPHOON or Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro :confused: :confused: :confused:
  14. I am led to believe by Angry that mem dividers make no differance at all. Read this. http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=40178
  15. performance depends greatly on steppings! My 144 easily gets to 2.6 where as some struggle to get 2.4 and some get 3.0 plus.
  16. FSP Epsilon 4 x 12V RAILS advertised at 15A per rail but according to FSP it has been reclassified as 18A per rail. No reported issues with DFI boards ( to my knowladge) http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/other/dis...-roundup_5.html
  17. I purchased an Opty 144 and pushed the FSB up to 289 so that little CPU runs at 2.6 Prime Stable. No extra voltage, not much extra heat. That is on an Abit AV8 (until I get my new DFI board) no other settings changed except my ram. @Wangerin.......Why you need at least 10 x multiplier ??? @jumpman........Opty's dont like much extra Voltage if at all so no need to worry about frying it.
  18. FSP Epsilon 700W. No reports to my knowledge of issues with DFI boards. FSP have a good reputation. Advertised as 4x12V rails each having 15A BUT has been reclassified has having 18A per rail. http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/other/dis...-roundup_5.html http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=46661
  19. I bought an opty 144 1.8 for £94 from scan and that runs at 2.6 on an abit Av8 with only the FSB raised, looking forward to seeing if a DFI board will push it anymore.
  20. I have one ordered from Cpucity, still waiting.. They said it should be in the shop today I think, no sign yet. No guarantee we will all get one yet! depends how many DFI send.
  21. overclocking X1900XT / X1900XTX http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=87890
  22. mrtell


    So the XP-90 everything is accessible, the SI-120 the ram slots are accessible because it is so tall, Is there any differance in performance between the 90 and the 120?
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