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  1. i've got to save some cash before splashing on a DX10 card - think I'm liking the nvidia camp so far, would be nice to see what ATI pull out of the hat before spending though. Think waiting to see whats gonna be awesome on Vista would be sensible also...these things always take time but its what gets me excited! Matt *dang just realised the forum colours have changed - need to alter my signature...man I havent been online for a long time!
  2. Even it does come out as expensive its for a reason - its a top of the range board! Should be an awesome board all told, looking at the various information available...now some kind of over-the-top lanparty conroe board would be nice... I have been considering an upgrade to the core2 platform since it came around but am yet to be over impressed by the motherboards and seeing as I have been totally bowled over by the lanparty I currently own I want another for my next rig! Matt
  3. i have got a sig - its showing in my options and all my other posts! Why not here? edit: oh now it is! Matt
  4. iv got default vcore, special vid % of 110% and CnQ enabled - stable as a rock! worked stable only on the newer 406 bios though - 623 just wouldn't play.
  5. Looks like the bar has been set - 350 HTT out of the box - http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2787&p=1 I'm sure the DFI's will do better Matt
  6. I use 4x akasa amber silent fans - 1 exhaust, 2 intake and 1 on my SI-120. The whole setup moves alot of air and is very very quiet - just working producing a modded chipset cooler from an arctic cooling freezer 4 to replace my rattley fan! should be silent! Matt
  7. New nForced based Intel board snapped at Hexus as well: http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=5939 Matt
  8. I followed those instructions. I cleaned the heatspreader with isopropyl alcohol thoroughly, and the base of the SI-120. Then just popped a rice grain sized bit in the middle of the heatspreader and made sure the heatsink was applied square-on so the arctic silver was spread evenly from the centre. After 200 hours of curing it must be working because the full load temps drop down extremely quickly when the load is released! Matt
  9. My 0546 XPMW does 2.6Ghz at stock volts, and never hits 45 degrees full load. 2.7Ghz takes 1.3 + 110% to be prime stable but I can run this setup fully stable using Cool n Quiet also meaning I don't get the idle temps and the full load temps hit around 48-49 degrees. I would go higher that 110% if I had water and would aim for 2.8-2.9 but as it is I'm happy with the performance!! Matt
  10. thanks for your help guys - think I will be alright with some of the AA and AF turned down to start with, but I think I will hang on for either the next gen of cards and definately one with HDCP support! Matt
  11. hey everyone, I have just bought a Samsung 244T 24" monitor which runs natively at 1920x1200 (1080p). I will not have chance to hook it up for another 2 weeks or so but am weighing up upgrading my video card to either SLI or a 1900XT single card either option will force me to upgrade my PSU also but wondered what would give the most playable experience at 1920x1200 2 or 4AA and 8/16AF, I haven't managed to come across any benchmarks that compare FEAR, Oblivion etc at that high a resolution on a single 7800gt and other cards! If anyone has such a high res monitor and a single card how do the games play etc? Do I really need an upgrade to achieve playable native framerates in the latest games? Matt
  12. good spot - couldnt you have done it a week ago!! Just bought an artic freezer 4 to mod it to a passive chipset cooler - if I mess that up will be investing! Matt
  13. The inquirer.net has a preview of the new NF590 based AM2 board! Looks awesome - as per usual with DFI! Matt
  14. bit like these brackets - they do voltage regs and memory - not bad for a well polished product! http://www.fragtek.com/products.html Matt
  15. I thought the latest BIOS was unstable on my SLI-D too, but it wasn't, turns out that my assumption that the previous stable settings would be the same on this new BIOS, but new timings, new memory settings and tweaking on settings meant that I basically had to treat it as if I had just built the thing from scratch...anyway, eventually I have managed to get it stable again and for cool n quiet to work - which is a major bonus for as I leave my machine on 24/7 nearly! Moral of the story...reconfigure everything again after a new BIOS do not load CMOS-Reloaded settings as they will likely play havoc with new BIOS and enjoy the tweaking!! Matt
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