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  1. Not sure wil my knowledge of ram is limited to DDR1 being an A64 boy since the 754 3000+ that i bought many years ago now (and is still being put to good use in a media centre i might add!) http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct....rodid=MY-082-OC They seem to be an awesome offer for 8500 modules (if u live in the UK that is). Think they use the Micron chips the corsair rep recommended too, which cant be bad. Maybe CPDMF will be kind enough to provide us with some input :S
  2. well again, the motherboard was very cheap. $60 cheaper than a P965 based board. A friend of mine also has the same board and has managed 3.5GHz from his E6600 on air with it, so i didnt really question the board's credentials. Maybe i will lose 200MHz compared to a 680i based board?? not sure...but i dont think that justifies the EXTRA $180 one of those costs. And the ram kit i went with will be "equivelant" to the ram kit you are using in your #1 machine. This machine will just be a very cheap machine to dip my feet into intel chips, as ive never really had 1 since the glorious celeron 300 which i managed to get to 500 MHz without any problems.
  3. The point of the question was to ascertain if i will gain any from spending £150 on a 8500 kit instead of the superbly priced £60 low latency 6400 kit. That ram kit gets nothing but good reviews even when it was priced at treble what it costs now. I mean if i have to spend high money on RAM, i will. The G.Skill HZ in my pc now cost me £250 which is like $500. But i NEEDED that ram to get the most out of my opteron 165. If i could have gotten away with spending £100 on a ram kit without taking a massive performance hit, i would have done.
  4. no dont know, does it make a big difference? i know whats in my DDR1 kits....TCCD, BH-5 etc. Cant remember whats in my G.Skill HZ, samsung urrm... i see people hitting 1000MHz with this Geil kit at "reasonable" latencies. The OCZ kit you mentioned using the micron chips is 2x the price. my first venture into OC of a conroe so didnt wanna waste too much money. Got a RD600 DFI board for £80, ram for £60 and the new dirt cheap conroe (1.6GHz) for £50, that will tide me over til prices on quad cores are slashed on July 22. Coupled with my new watercooling kit of a D-Tek fusion CPU block, 2x black ice stealth rads and Dual LAING DDC ultra pumps im just gonna OC that chip for every last drop of performance it will give
  5. Thanks for the advice went for this memory in the end: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct....rodid=MY-058-GL very cheap and should have plenty of potential
  6. Hi, first venture into overclocking a C2D. Could anyone give me a quick difinitive answer on whether its better to have DDR 6400 with tight timings if there is any advantage to 8500 or so with looser timings?? Thanks James
  7. running a TDX on my opteron 165 @ 2.97 GHz, goes no higher than 48 both cores fully loaded, thats on a low flow pump too, which is less than ideal for a TDX style block
  8. Hi, im using the latest BIOS from DFI for this board. Only thing is i cant seem to find the 2.5x LDT multiplier which i am in great need of. Ive read on a few sites that 1.5x and 2.5x LDT multipliers are available, but i cant find them :/ Any1 help? Have i missed something?
  9. Havent read the entire thread but here's my 2 cents: A surface wants to be flat as possible to conduct heat, ok, agreed. So from that sentence we can assume a greater surface area contact increases heat transfer yes? Ok, so, a "scratched" base has more surface area than a "mirror finish" one, so i wouldnt worry about getting a mirror finish, just a flat sink - let AS5 do the rest. A new material for heatpipes and waterblocks based on this sort of principle is going to be released soon.
  10. could try the concentrated biocide idea http://www.petrastechshop.com/pepcobi1.html only $2.50. Just dont drink the stuff
  11. you use a very low amount of inhibiter then. So you obviously have all the same metals in the loop. Id still use more personally, i have Cu blocks and an Al rad so 15% does me nicely. Also the barbs are stainless steel so its nice to have a little something in there to ensure no galvanic corrosion.
  12. http://hardware.gamershell.com/articles/wa...block_cleaning/ If you set up the water loop correctly you will hardly ever need to clean the block. Once every couple of years maybe.
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