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  1. same thing seems to hold true for the flash drives.
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    E8400-Temps Air Only..

    so is the e3110.
  3. hi guys. i'm trying to help my buddy finish updating his computer. which means cpu/mem/mb/ps. for cpu i'm getting either the 8400 or 3110, memory 2x1GB gskill ddr2-800(winxp), ps pc power and cooling 610(750 if he can afford), and the ac freezer 7 pro for the hs.he's retaining his 8800gt vid card with hopes of getting another a couple months down the road. the problem i'm having is choosing a good but not to expensive mb with sli and raid. and to be honest my current system is the first intel system i've built in many years and even when building that i was focused on the intel chipset motherboards. but he wants the option to run sli so that leaves my choices to a nforce mb and to be really honest i don't have a clue which to choose. i see the 780i chipsets are out but i read one article that said they are no better then the 680i's and are buggy at the moment. now for the real problem, i live about 500 miles away from him so any help is going to have to come over the phone and we all know how much fun that can be. so i want to make this build as painless as possible. another note, he isn't into overclocking but there is no way in hell i'm going to let that 8400 sit there at default like a lazy butt. so the motherboard i get has to be a stable overclocker. thanks for any help.
  4. how true. as i said in another thread i have right around 220 into my cpu/mem/mb, running 3300mhz cpu and 220mhz 4,4,4,12 on memory. thats hard to beat. my memory was like 36 dollars after rebate. can't remember memory prices that low ever.and i started at pc66.... throw in 165 bucks for my 512mb hd3850 and ya got a great gaming rig on the cheap. my biggest expense on this build was one well deserved. after 10-12 years with my optitron 19" crt, i finally gave her the boot for 22 inches of pure sammy goodness. just gota say, WOW i can't believe i waited so long to pull the trigger. :drool:
  5. besides it's all about dual cores now. who wants to spend over a hundred bucks on a chip. lol
  6. hehe long time bro. hell i know where to come when i have problems with new builds. hell ya dude this build has been great fun. my processor was a little lazy at first but it's fine now. i know its not the fastest out but i'll tell you what she's pretty snappy. and to top it off i have 220(after rebates) into the board/cpu/memory. hell i can't even remember getting away with this level build for twice that.what a wonderful time it is to be a tweaker.
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    E2180 Hit Wall at 2.9Ghz

    go ahead and let it run default voltage(or 1.31,whichever is stable) for a while longer. i swear my chip did the same thing at first. just run the 333/800 divider,the cpu clock at 333, and a 9x multi. that should put you right at 3gig with a 200 buss.so pretty much the only thing your overclocking is the processor.imo thats the best divider for our processor/ram setup, least the best i've found through tweaking. as far as processor voltage goes i had to push mine to 1.48 to pass benchies at 3.5 but even with my cooler i was hitting 67-68 degree's which is much to hot for my liking.so i ended up 3.3 @ 1.38v running max temps in upper 40's to low 50's. i also upped most of my voltages a tad to insure stability. here's a screenie of my voltages. p.s. this screenie was taken before my chip started reacting to vcore increase so i was running it at default voltage.but the rest of the voltages remained the same.
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    E2180 Hit Wall at 2.9Ghz

    don't think it matters much. i think the only diff is the multi so its pretty much "luck of the draw". atleast you have a 10 multi to play with.
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    E2180 Hit Wall at 2.9Ghz

    yea the dual core should play the 1080p stuff pretty well. i know my [email protected] had a rough time with some of them.
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    E2180 Hit Wall at 2.9Ghz

    mine wouldn't run much over 3 with that voltage. but it would run 3 completely stable at default voltage. it also seemed to take a few weeks before it would really respond well to added vcore. i'd give it some more vcore and see how it does. just watch temps as i don't think the stock hs is very good. also if it doesn't respond well to the added vcore don't worry about it to much right now.like i said mine took acouple weeks to really start running well. my friend got the 2180 and he could only get 2.7 out of his for the first couple weeks. edit: hmmm just looked at your sig. looks like your dvr is going to out game your gaming rig.
  11. give it time guys mine had to "burn in" to get the numbers. i can benchmark at [email protected] but even with good air cooling it runs to hot.i was seeing temps up to 68. so i backed it down a bit to [email protected] and see full load/benchie temps of 49-50 and gaming temps of hi 30's to low 40's. this is probably the best 80 dollar cpu i ever remember having.
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    Dfi Lt X38 T2R heatsink help

    modular is never better. when ever you have a connector in a conductor you lose efficiency. the amount of loss is dependent on the quality of the connector and amount of power ran through it but there almost always is a loss.there's also almost always going to be efficiency loss with multiple rails. the best psu's would be single rail, non modular. bottom line. i'm not trying to cut down on your psu, i'm sure it works good for you. just stating facts.
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    Dfi Lt X38 T2R heatsink help

    nice personally i wouldn't get that card or power supply. either get the 8800gt or the 3870. for power supplies the ocz gameXstreme 700.
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    Dfi Lt X38 T2R heatsink help

    well i dont have your board exactly but the blood iron's lay out seems pretty close. putting a fan on the cpu side will be real close but i think if you move the fan clips to the pci-x side you should have plenty of room. on another note ,i only had to up my nb voltage slighty and my temps are still acceptable and you nb cooler looks much better. btw i would go with dfi over evga any day.i would also go with the x38 chipset over the 780i. this is a pic of my board with zalman installed. http://home.comcast.net/~kimberklr/mypics/Picture_002.jpg and a pic of yours. http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/3901/dx38lt13vz3.jpg sry about the links but i don't have any image resizing software installled on my pc yet. edit: you may want to edit your sig. it makes it easier to help when we know what you have. edit2: well i found another pic of that board and it appears from the over head shot the cooling fins are offset towards the pci-x slot so it looks like you could get a slim fan in there. although i don't think you would actually need one with decent case flow. http://us.dfi.com.tw/Upload/Product_Pictur...T%20X38-T2R.jpg
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    Dfi Lt X38 T2R heatsink help

    well i dont have your board exactly but the blood iron's lay out seems pretty close. putting a fan on the cpu side will be real close but i think if you move the fan clips to the pci-x side you should have plenty of room. this is a pic of my board with zalman installed. and a pic of yours.
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