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  1. I have read that the 8800 series require a 16X PCI-E slot, on my 7900GT I had SLI enabled and the card in the second 8X PCI-E slot. As for my PSU, Nvidia recommends 400Watts and 20A on the 12V rail. I have 500Watts and 30A on the 12V rail. I'm not sure what the problem is, even during load I don't dip below 11.75V on the 12V rail.
  2. Ever since I got my 8800GTS my chipset temps are out of control 55-60C, and the fan is spinning at max. RPM. The placement of the chipset is very flawed, as the video card completely obscures it. With a shorter PCB it was not as prominent, but now it is a real problem. I hate the constant whine of the the fan spinning up, is there anything I can do to circumvent this problem?
  3. Hey guys, sorry to bug you again with the same question, but here is the situation. So I get my brand new 7900GT from the RMA and without voltmodding the card, the very next day I begin to experience major problems with it rebooting. Needless to say, I've had it with these "POS" cards. I am now getting a 8800GTS and I'm wondering if the 8X PCI-E bandwith will be enough? Keep in mind that I will OC the GTS and with a high OC it is close in performance to a 8800GTX. Thanks
  4. Why would you never want to lower the multiplier on a Conroe? Would a higher BUS speed with a lower multiplier not equal a faster system (as long as the final OC is the same)?
  5. Thanks, so I just need to move the jumper caps to the 2-3 position (SLI MODE) and I'm set? Moreover, the the drop from 16X to 8X will not be noticed at all? Keep in mind that I volt mod the 7900gt and run above 7900GTX speeds.
  6. I am in the process of RMAing my 7900gt, and I'm now using a cheap PCI card. I have noticed that my CPU temps have dropped by 5-6C by using a PCI slot near the bottom of my case, thus, having more open room and less cramming. When I get back my PCIe 7900gt can I utilize the 2nd PCIe slot (named PCIe4), since that will give the cpu more room to stay cooler, or do I need to use the PCIe1? Thanks in advance
  7. I've seen several examples where ppl increased their OCs by going with the OCZ 520W.
  8. I use the Big Typhoon and I get between 45-50C Load depending on the ambient Temps.
  9. Will upgrading my current PSU to a OCZ Powerstream 520W improve my OC, with the setup that I have? All I want is around 50MHz or so.
  10. Thanks bro, but my MIR was already sent int a couple of weeks ago. However, I really want to get my Opty stable at 3000mhz and nothing short of 1.65V will do. Of course I can't use that voltage 24/7 and I need some tips to get there at a decent voltage. I can Prime it all day at 2970MHz and 1.55V, will that 30MHz even be recognized in gaming? P.S I've tried to CPU burn-in procedure for a total of at least 40 hours and it seems that it did NOT help at all. Other than going WC, is there anything I can do? 30MHz seem like nothing, but its like breaking thorugh a brick wall!
  11. It seems that the Gskill UCCC overclocks a bit better than the Mushkin ones. However, I only paid about $180US for these so I can't complain.
  12. Thanks, at least I know I'm not the only one who can't get 270+ with these. Its seems that on every forum that I visit, I see these sticks at 270+, 280+, even 290+. Right now I am trying everything to get my Opty Prime stable at 3000MHz at a decent voltage. Eventually, I will play around with these sticks some more and see if maybe a good burn-in treatment will help me out more. I want either a 270+ speed, or 3-3-3-8 timmings at 250MHz.
  13. What DJ do you like most? As for myself, I love Armin Van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Tiesto, Johan Gielen, and Scott Bond.
  14. Hey thanks again bro, you are always quite helpful. I tested these sticks seperately and one hits a wall at 262MHz and the other at 266MHz. Either way, that is a long way from 275FSB, even if I employ extremely loose settings. I'm just going to settle for the 166MHz divider. From what I read RAM does not play a huge factor in performance, CPU MHz is king, right. Just one more question, going with the 166MHz divider, I have the following settings, and I'm curious if I can improve or tighten it any further? Voltage 2.6V Command per clock (CPC) enable CAS latency control (tCL) 3 RAS# to CAS# delay (tRCD) 4 Min RAS# Active Timing (tRAS) 8 Row Precharge timing (tRP) 3 Row cycle time (tRC) 7 Row refresh cycle time (tRFC) 13 Row to row delay (tRRD) 2 Write recovery time (tWR) 2 Write to read delay (tWTR) 1 Read to write delay (tRTW) 3 Refresh period (tREF) 3120 DRAM bank interleave enable DQS skew control auto DQS skew value 0 DRAM drive strength 7 DRAM data drive strength 1 Max Async Latency 8 **DRAM response time normal Read Preamble time 5 Idle cycle limit 16 Dynamic counter enable R/W queue bypass 16x Bypass max 7x 32 byte granulation disable BTW, I tried tRCD at 3, Max Async Latency 7, tRTW 2 and it was not stable. Any other opinions on tightening her up?
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