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  1. Oceanborn

    P5B Deluxe woes...

    Tried the latest BIOSes the last two anyway I can't believe this crap...if a board can't get past 360FSB is not a reason for RMA is it ? :-)
  2. ctrl + f1 within the BIOS mate....all gigabyte mobos are like that
  3. I used the ez flash on two asus board so far and it worked like a charm in your case you can try doing a CMOS clear with the battery removed to see if that helps
  4. Oceanborn

    Idle/Load temps

    Question for the cooling experts here...before when I had an Athlon x2 people usually recommended to have the temperatures of the core below 50ºC for constant use(not talking about record overclocks here) So what's the safe temperature for the Core2 Duos for 24/7 use??
  5. I'm having the same "issue" What kind of temps you're having there?
  6. I have the Extreme and there's something to be a little concerned about once you get the mounting place and screw it against the backplate even with the screws tightly pressed you notice that the cooler "moves" or "spins" around its center to be precise...I thought it was a malfunction but it seems that "it's like that" according to a lot of people and anantech included...so although the cooler looks like it's not gonna fall, I feel a bit uneasy...I don't know if the guys that have the tuniq tower have the same problem...
  7. Oceanborn

    Idle/Load temps

    I idle at 38ºC and load at 50ºC on orthos
  8. Probably sold already bud... :-)
  9. Oceanborn

    WD Raptor 74GB

    Do you ship it to Montreal? if so, how much?
  10. Oceanborn

    e4300 retail

    Do you ship it to Montreal, Canada? if so, how much?
  11. Oceanborn

    One Sweet HTPC!

    No offense....but I think it's kind of ugly...
  12. Oceanborn

    RAID 0 + SATA + Soundcard = Noise

    Thanks a lot Angry...I'll read it
  13. I have a question for the Gigabyte DS3/S3 Owners... I noticed those boards have the two Purple connectors that run off of the Jmicron controller...the question is...Can I build a RAID 0 and still use the IDE port for my DVD Burner, or that doesn't work?
  14. Oceanborn

    RAID 0 + SATA + Soundcard = Noise

    I'm planning on setting up a RAID 0 on my next RIG so I'd like to ask...why was it a bonehead move to setup a stripe to 128k, what should it be set to?
  15. I have my eye on it...specially for the price...not to mention it has TWO IDE Ports and it ditches the crappy jmicron controller...for that price is very tempting...I just need to know if it reaches 350mhz FSB that's enough for me...anyway, lets wait and see if any other members heard of it...
  16. Anybody heard anything about this board?? http://www.pccanada.com/viewitem.asp?id=5627 it seems like a steal for the price, I'm thinking how good it overclocks..
  17. Oceanborn

    Best PCI Tv Tuner

    Hauppauge HVR-1600
  18. Oceanborn

    Hauppauge HVR 1600 HDTV

    So what you're saying is that the IR blaster component that comes with the libraries for the top boxes belongs to snapstream and not haupauge ?
  19. Oceanborn

    Hauppauge HVR 1600 HDTV

    I know! I've read an awesome review on MaximumPC October's edition plus a friend of mine actually has it installed and showed me how it works...I since fell in love with the idea and want to build one of my own...but this incompatibility things scares me...if I invest all the money needed and the IR blaster doesn't work with my satellite setup I don't know what I will do...
  20. Oceanborn

    Hauppauge HVR 1600 HDTV

    I'm planning on buying the bundle from snapstream that comes with beyond TV and that same TV Tuner you're mentioning...but I'm scared as hell when I looked in the IR blaster's database and saw that my sattelite receiver is not listed as being compatible...I heard that you can create custom profiles and the software guides you on setting up one if your receiver is not listed in the database of the IR blaster...since you have the exact same config...can you tell me how this "custom" works or how do you get a box that is not listed in the database to work...if you can of course... I'd appreciate any input you can give me on this
  21. Oceanborn

    PVR and case Choice selections

    For the PVR I would strongly recommend the bundle in this website
  22. Oceanborn

    eVGA 8800GTS woes

    Hey boys, just got myself a brand new eVGA 8800 GTS and upon installing the drivers I noticed that I can no longer overclock using coolbits, but through nTune....the problem is when I get to the page to overclock the card, there are two possible selections "default/no overclock" or "Custom" which in theory should allow me to overclock the card, however when I select "custom" to overclock it, the dot that marks the selection instead of changing from "default" to "custom", selects BOTH, "default" AND "Custom" and when I try to move the bars to increase the clock speeds, they are greyed out.... Anybody had a problem like this? I tried removing the drivers and Ntune and reinstalling from scratch...it's a no go...I'm using the latest forceware drivers and ntune directly from the nvidia website...
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    eVGA 8800GTS woes

    Yes...the latest, the earliest lol tried them all Temps hover around 73ºC under load which seems to be normal for this GPU. I didn't check the voltages on my powerstream no, but do you think if the PSU was insufficient would cause a FPS drop on one specific game? Anyway, the only thing I didn't try was to reinstall the game itself... I guess I'll try that to see if that helps... I'm really stumped because on Oblivion the performance increased DRASTICALLY over the 7900GTO. Anyway, if nobody else had this problem in battlefield 2142 I guess I'll have to live with it... but thanks for all the suggestions guys
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    eVGA 8800GTS woes

    It has nothing to do with the server...I never had this problem before with my 7900GTO...now with the 8800gts is GUARANTEED that every single map I play has frame drops....all of them....constantly....
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    eVGA 8800GTS woes

    Well I finally managed to get my hands on a modified driver version from tweaksrus.com and it has the classic control panel, fantastic! now for another problem that I was having from day one with my 8800GTS Only happens in Battlefield 2142...I have HORRIBLE frame drops throughout the game even decreasing the visual quality that I had working fine with my old 7900GTO, still drops constantly, I tried several driver revisions and it still happens...anybody else having this problem?