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  1. I can recommend the X2, I have a X2 3800+ easily overclocked to 2.6GHz pretty much first jump, and I can get pretty stable at 2.75GHz, but I prefer not to up the vcore. As for temperatures, with my watercooling I'm around 21-24c idle and around 30-32c full load.
  2. I've never had problems with my watercooling, I'm sure it'll be fine go for it .
  3. Ah thats kewl, so hopefully I should still get a nice overclock on the CPU with a fast system thanks again for the info.
  4. Oh and by the way, I'm hoping to have 4GB of that ram so 4x 1GB sticks. That should be alright?
  5. Thanks for the info, Think I'll go for this setup /me thinks - give it a month once I have the money though. Good to see someone is talking me into getting my fun toys .
  6. Ok, even if its not worth it what do you lot think of this: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 "LGA775 Conroe" (2.4GHz stock) OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC2-8500 1066MHz SLI-Ready Edition Dual Channel DDR2 EVGA nForce 680i Just wondering if this will all go together ok? And what kind of overclock can I expect, with water cooling? Hoping for at least 3GHz Or should I go for one of the cheaper processors and attempt to overclock that up to 3GHz or more? Thanks, Rich
  7. Hey, Thanks for the info... I do like new toys hehe..... but you lot are good for me knocking common sense into me... I'll wait and see though give it a few months . If I was too though, what is good kit?
  8. Nothings "wrong" with it, just I some cash to blow and it means I can dual core my fileserver , and also gain /me another server for some pointless reason. Not to sure yet... *-)
  9. Been reading some reviews, eVGA nForce 680i SLI looks like a nice mobo
  10. Hello I've decided to maybe upgrade my current system (see sig) and hell also decided to go Intel - not done Intel for years, AMD fanboy so I'd like some advise on what to get, as I have no idea. Heard so much hype about Intel being better than AMD I have decided to give it a try. I'll start by saying what I was looking at; Asus P5N-E SLi nForce 650 G.Skill 2GB DDR2 HZ PC2-6400C4 Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 "LGA775 Conroe" First of all is it worth going from what's in my sig to this, will I notice the difference? (I don't mind doing it as it means all my other PC's will gain upgrades from cycled hardware). Second I'm looking to get a decent overclock from that chip - heard you can. Third is it worth the extra cash for the quad core Intel's, like the Intel Xeon 3200 (I'll say the PC's main usage in a sec) or save my money and just dual core it? This hardware will be in my main rig, which I use all the time mainly for gaming web dev/system dev, photoshop and normal use like web browsing, msn, etc... (Update: Forgot to mention, I'll be using XP but I might use Vista 5/6 months time depending on how I feel). The PC does however not really need to store any files as I have 2TB in my Linux box for that so I'm not looking for a mobo with loads of features like 10 million SATA ports, I'm also not needing fantastic onboard audio as I'll use my X-fi card, I basically want a motherboard that is rock steady, good for overclocking and passive from purchase if possible with gigabit network ports and a good amount of USB ports. I'm going to stick with my GeForce 7800GT for now, and get 8800GT when the prices come down a bit, the GFX and CPU will be watercooled like the current system. Final question will my 600w GameXStream be enough to power it? Thanks in advanced, Rich
  11. Yeah, meant 2.7 silly me. Ram in orange slots: check All four power connectors: check FSB Bus Frequency - 270 LDT/FSB Frequency Ratio - auto CPU/FSB Frequency Ratio - 10x PCI eXpress Frequency - 100Mhz CPU VID StartUp Value - STARTUP CPU VID Control - 1.525v CPU VID Special Control - Above VID * 110% LDT Voltage Control - 1.20v Chip Set Voltage Control - 1.50v DRAM Voltage Control - 2.7v +.03 if not 3.2v - Enable DRAM Configuration Settings: DRAM Frequency Set - 200=RAM/FSB:1/1 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) - 04 Bus Clocks Row Cycle time (Trc) - 07 Bus Clocks Row refresh cyc time (Trfc) - auto Row to Row delay (Trrd) - auto Write recovery time (Twr) - auto 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) - 01 DRAM Bank Interleave - Enabled DQS Skew Control - Auto DQS Skew Value - 0 DRAM Drive Strength - auto DRAM Data Drive Strength - auto Max Async Latency - 7.0 Nano Seconds DRAM Response Time - normal Read Preamble Time - enable IdleCycle Limit - 256 Cycles Dynamic Counter - Disable R/W Queue Bypass - 16 x Bypass Max - 07 x 32 Byte Granularity - Disable(4 Bursts) Think that's my settings
  12. fair enough I'll drop back, would I even notice the 10 or so difference? And cooling wise water cooled (although the water needs changing and the mm's of dust on the rad need removing too).
  13. Hey people, Just popped on to ask a quick overclock advise... setup: AMD X2 3800+, 2GB G.Skill PC4000, GeForce 7800GT. Now I've been running at 2.6GHz for nearly a year now just fine, with 1.525vcore and 1.6 on the ram, but yesterday I got bored and decided to up the overclock.. I'm currently running at 2.7GHz with 1.6vcore and 1.7 on the ram.. now so far windows seems fine and I've managed to encode videos and play counter-strike source fine without noticing anything but I can't seem to get past 5 mins in prime95 so its not 100% stable so I have two questions really. 1. Any way to get it stable? Without upping the volts to killing levels. 2. Does it matter that much if its not prime stable but stable doing everything else I do normally? Oh by the way idle temps: CPU: 25-26c GPU: 35c Load temps: CPU 35-38c GPU 38-40c Thanks, Rich
  14. Hey people, Just wondering if any of you lot have had experience with taking digital audio between your PC and other devices. What I'm looking to is share my 5.1 speakers between my two PC's I thought the best way to do this is would be to go out with digital audio on the one PC and into a digital input on my sound card and then just enable the input on the sound card, so the audio is heard. My speakers would come out my soundcard as normal, so I would be able to play audio on both PC's and I would be able to hear both at the same time. Now I was wondering if anyone has ever done anything like this before? and also what kind of cable would I need (at least 3m too). Thanks, Rich
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