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  1. Everything went well with the chipset swap. Thanks for the help and guidance everyone. My mobo temps are way down.
  2. Do you use water cooling? What kind of temps do you see? That seems like a fairly high voltage (but I'm an OC'ing noob).
  3. Wow. I never would have thought there'd be difference for what thermal stuff to use based on whether it's a bare chip or not (outside of permanently bonding chips). Good thing I came and asked about nTune. I have not liked N drivers since my super unstable NF2 chips from many years ago. Well, this is going to be one insanely long upgrade. Swithcing cases, remounting all my chips, changing out all my cooling. I'm tired just thinking about it (but excited too).
  4. 1280x960 to keep a normal, non-widescreen aspect ratio.
  5. Superb information. In the video angry-gamer uses Ceramiqe and likes it because it's thicker. So is it a mistake to use the new Zalman Grease? Would there be an issue with the Zalman SG1 thermal compound?I've heard it stays a bitliquidy. Thanks so much everyone http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16835118010
  6. I'd never considered it until I read a post on the AVS forums for Microsoft's Flight Simulator X, that he'd installed nTune and it sped the game way up and it looked better and ran way faster. We all asked for proof, and haven't seen him since - so we weren't sure if he ws full of crap or not :tooth: hehe.
  7. Thanks, not feeling so well today/tonight. So this info is really great. Any of you use nTune? I never did, but maybe I should with proper cooling installed? Or just don't use nTune and OC via BIOS as always?
  8. Tomorrow I'm going to swap out the chipset/fan on my DFI Ultra-D with the chipset/fan suggested here - and I was wondering if anyone had some suggestions before I go and do this... maybe some tips on not hurting my mobo or mounting it wrong? http://www.svc.com/vc-re.html
  9. The standard voltage for the FX-57 is 1.40 volts. When I look in Everest Ultimate Edition I see voltage as a range, not a fixed value. 1.400 - 1.450 V. When I look on the voltage supply in the task bar it only goes to a value of tenths... so it reads 1.4v special control vid%... I thought that was a really dangerous setting to play with? Does it allow fine control over voltage?
  10. From reading the manual - it appeared to me I was supposed to have my 2 x 1 Gig sticks of double sided RAM in the yellow slots (DIMM slot 1 & 3) but looking at this "guide" it appears that is totally wrong? http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20832 http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread...&highlight=P180 I also didn't think I needed to plug in the FDD power into the MB since I'm not running two vid cards. But apparently I should have done that as well? Maybe I do have more hope for OC'ing if I had this messed up all along?! Please let me konw what I should have been doing. Especially why the manual said put double sided RAM in the yellow slots, but everyone else says two RAM sticks go in the orange slots. Thanks for the help!
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