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kobalt

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About kobalt

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  • Birthday 06/06/1930

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    Male
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    Friggin Quebec
  • Interests
    anything that has to do with computers and photography

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  • Computer Specs
    Asus crosshair 4 formula
    8 gigs of corsair revenge
    BFG GTX260 maxcore 55
    AMD PhenomII X4 965
    antec case 300
    Ultra 750W PSU
    Window 7 pro
    All of the above can change without notice :)

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  1. I have the crosshair IV formula and aside from having to take the NB/SB heatsinks off to replace the paste cause of heat problems i'm very happy with it the OC programs that comes with the board are awsome. I bought a pair corsair vengence 4 gig sticks and windows 7 puts it at 7.4 for memory (7.9 max) The board itself is very solid temps still runs a little high but i've whipped it with everything i got after changing the paste and had no issues. Coul've been one of the early ones i've heard that Asus fixed that heat sink problem but it's an easy fix really. I would recommend it
  2. Makes a lot of sense... usually if i had NB heat problems i would slap on a fan but those are funny shaped lol i'll try reversing the fans see what that does I did remove the side pannel once when i heard the fan noise getting higher and it went down but i'm still going to get some thermal stuff tomorrow and remove those heat sinks just to satisfy my curiosity thanks for the help
  3. Nothing excessive, i have the AMD cooler that came with the 965 chip (small heat pipe) a 140mm fan overhead that blows in and had a 120 behind that was an exaust but i've turned it inward since i've noticed that temp my video card does not get too hot even playing there's 2 holes in front of the case for 120's but they're empty so no pressure positive or negative. I've read a few comments on other sites about that board and it seems the first models of that motherboard had poor connettion to the NB/SB chips and crappy paste i'm really thinking about checking that out. Seems funny that the CPU holds a normal temp and the NB goes wild specially with heat sink like the ones on that board (heat piped) link to a inside pic http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2103592/case%20pic.JPG
  4. Hi all, i recently bought a Asus crosshair 4 formula and i think i might have a slight temp problem with the NB it's like holding hotter than the CPU itself IDLE i mean i dont think this is normal Ive read that some peoples took off the heat sinks all together and replaced the paste somehow i dont think that would do it's like the heat sink isn't even touching the chip with those temps Any suggestions? EDIT: oops temps would be good right about now lol sorry NB :49C SB :41C CPU :45C and this is standard settings i havent OC'd anything yet
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    nVidia or Ati?

    I used to be ATI all the way till recently my reason is that i looked on top of the shelf of my desk and i have 3 screwed up ATI on there and i have an old nvidia in my test comp that's still going after so many years so i tought.... time to switch since then i bought 3 Nvidia and they're still running 1 over 2 years one about 8 months and my recent BFG 260 maxcore Dosn't mean they're better but i just didn't want to pile another screwed ATI on my desk
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    Bullet Holes

    Agrees with gabrieltessin on the high powered rifle with a hand gun you will end up with nasty bumps that you will probably have to hammer off a high power rifle shot will drill trough like ice pick in butter i tried it on pots and pans and the holes were perfect Edit : and the cracking sound is a lot nicer loll Re edit : not for prarie dog lovers but speaking of shooting laughs hard
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    Anyone knows Ultra?!

    I have the Ultra LSP750 750-Watt i dont OC but it's running a X4 965 125W and a BFG 260... 3 hard drive and a couple 220mm and 240mm fans the CPU fan 4 gigs of corsair XMS2 DHX ... i bought it first cause of the lifetime warrenty and so far so good after 4 months it holds numbers 5.03 on the 5... 11.9 on the 12V etc. planning to get a second video card... some might think i'm taking a huge chance but you cant beat it for the price at 70 bucks and i dont know i like to give the little guy a chance lol
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    Nostalgia

    Laughs i still have a few 5-1/4 floppies lying around you could put 720K on those black hole size storage device then and you could punch them the other side and put twice the amount on one single disk WoW
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    Considering Logitech or Razer Keyboard

    i have a G110 very happy with it and the keys lights up like the razer in red or blue and everything in between great feel to it also the key clicks are almost inaudible there's a USB port in the back great for your mouse receiver and a headset/mic plug
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    Nostalgia

    This was my first comp a whole 16K of ram that i had boosted up to 48K it came with a 4track tape recorder as a storage device lol you could actually hear the bits loading when you loaded something onto it ... a bit like a cricket on red bull Atari And every month i went and bought a magasine called Antic there was a program in it with pages after pages of just numbers and letters that i had to enter on that flat keyboard to be able to play a silly game loll To have an idea click HERE and at the bottom view listing 2 ( DASHDATA.LST we were glad to get a few lines in a row of only zeros
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    Nostalgia

    Awwww i actually e-mailed Rand Corp to see what they tought of the 1954 picture and they told me it was a hoaks http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/computer.asp
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    Noob question

    Oh ok thanks Hardnrg
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    Noob question

    I have this newb question to ask i never had a motherboard that i could put 2 video cards in and i still dont but i'm looking at the ASUS M3N-HT DELUXE and presently i have a BFG GTX-260 maxcore55 as a video card and i also have a small almost unused GT 220 could those be put together on the board and would that do any kind of a diffrence on the main one if i could ? ---> noob hiding
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    Battery Backup

    Agrees with Darth a battery backup will only give you time to shut down your comp as usual if all you do is regular stuff (gaming, folding or being on OCC
  15. I've had a true power and it crapped on me it dosn't mean they're all alike but mine did crapped after a year well maybe 13 months
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