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  1. Well, finally home from work and made some quick changes to the fan settings in bios. So now these are my temps - with no load except for my typing ;-) I have all fans on based on 35C. Temperatures: Motherboard 44 °C (111 °F) CPU 38 °C (100 °F) North Bridge 47 °C (117 °F) GPU 44 °C (111 °F) GPU Ambient 40 °C (104 °F) Seagate ST3200822AS 36 °C (97 °F) Cooling Fans: CPU 2812 RPM System 1288 RPM Chipset 7031 RPM Voltage Values: CPU Core 1.31 V +3.3 V 3.20 V +5 V 4.89 V +12 V 11.65 V +5 V Standby 4.92 V VBAT Battery 3.09 V
  2. Hey, no problem. Just did not want to come off as not appreciating the advice and insight. So, I can secure for a really really good price an Enermax SFMA V2.0 (20/24+6)P 485W NoiseTaker (EG495P-VE). Looked at the list and didn't see it but saw it's cousin. Bios is 11/14/05 and I will update it.
  3. Okay, and I did use an online tool just now to calculate. The reason why I was questioning was that all I changed was a CPU and my store where I bought the CPU says that my info is well within accepable range. By the was TASR, I did appreciate everyone's comments. However, I don't normally just take a posters word for it within asking some questions. Reason - seen way too many contradictions. In this case though, everyone has been pretty aligned so will take the advice and act on it.
  4. I do appreciate the comments and advice. I am wondering though why I would need so much power based on my specs, and where does it say that the dual core for my rig requires 480W? I have my system plugged into a UPS that says I'm drawing less than 300W. I don't have an SLI board, have one GPU, one SATA, one PATA, a floppy and two DVD/CD drives. I do like keeping the chassis cooler though - since nothing is OC'd and I'm running a little warmer. By the way, those temps are right after playing 20 minutes + of BF2 at max.
  5. Thanks folks. Little surprised that an extra core bumbs the power requirement up so much, but they are slightly below the 5% threshold (e.g. the 12V). Will look into some pricing up here (Toronto) now.....
  6. I recently upgraded my CPU from the Athlon 64 3500+ to the X2 4600+. Before this upgrade my system was fairly rock solid in performance (stock). Since the upgrade, the performance is still good, but I've noticed some odd behaviour in my cpu fan (clicking on and off) during games such as BF2. Nothing too significant, but made me want to look further - specifically at my rails and temps. Some of my rails seem a little low. Does anyone see any issues? My thoughts: 1. Should I have reformatted my drive after upgrading? 2. Is my PSU enough to support the extra core (was fine before)? 3. Do I need to blash my bios to something else? It does show the dual core. Temperatures: Motherboard = 54 °C (129 °F) CPU = 45 °C (113 °F) North Bridge = 52 °C (126 °F) GPU = 49 °C (120 °F) GPU Ambient = 45 °C (113 °F) Seagate ST3200822AS = 35 °C (95 °F) Cooling Fans: CPU = 1638 RPM System = 1406 RPM Chipset = 4688 RPM Voltage Values: CPU Core = 1.31 V +3.3 V = 3.22 V +5 V = 4.89 V +12 V = 11.65 V +5 V Standby = 4.92 V VBAT Battery = 3.07 V BIOS Properties: BIOS Type = Award Award BIOS Type = Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PG System BIOS Date = 11/14/05
  7. I finally convinced myself to spend some cash and replace my current 1Gig OCZ Dual Channel Platinum Rev.2 kit with the 2x1024 OCZ Dual Channel Platinum (2-3-2-5) kit. I'm hoping to see some performance increase (smoothness) in some applications....aka games like BF2 . Do I need to do anyting in the BIOS? I'm planning to remove my current sticks (when the power is off and unplugged) and put the new ones in the same slots. Sounds simple enough but didn't know if anyone had some experiences re the board being picky.
  8. Well, I finally got it back up. I ended up flashing again using NF4LDB14. The HDD book order got switched - my old drive was first. Hence why it couldn't find the instance of XP to load. Uuuggghh! Thanks all for the advice/comments. Live and learn....
  9. No. I didn't use the flash from floppy option (which I should have). I used their Winflash program. It's probably something in my BIOS that I didn't notice such as the HD. I will try a few things this evening (in 6 hrs). Thanks all for your comments. Very helpful and I will hopefully have this resolved.
  10. Thanks folks. Will go through this tonight after work and hope for the best. Man, I hate being a newbie...
  11. I never flashed my bios before, so I tried it for the first time last night. I used DFI's Winflash and I think I may have selected the wrong bios version. When it restarts, I can get into the BIOS but not into Windows. I get the following error: NTLDR missing What did I mess up? Do I simply create a flash floppy with the original BIOS? I'm not sure what version I had - the sticker says: Pheonix Biox D888 (small but i think they are all eights) Award 03/10/05 *the only other version I saw was Pheonix V.600PG Sorry for the newbie question....
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