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  1. I just got it today and I was looking to see if it had a thermal pad. Which I guess it does? Anyway the gray stuff in the middle of the heatsink (which I am assumming is said thermal pad) accidentally got scrapped off slightly, very very slightly. I have Arctic Silver so can I just take that other stuff that I messed up off, and put the Artic Silver on or what?
  2. I'm planning on ordering my system about a day after teh AMD price drop, and plan on getting a SLI-DR and Athlon 64 X2 3800. You may have seen my other posts wondering if I needed to get a BIOS upgrade to use the X2 with that mobo. This was because Newegg does not list the X2s as a CPU Type (only has Athlon 64/FX/ Sempron). But now i've seen that DFI has X2s on there. Of course I would trust DFI over newegg, so this post was probably a waste of time, but I just wanted to make sure. So will the SLI-DR have the most recent BIOS when I get it or will I need to get the latest version? Thanks Alot.
  3. Ok thanks. And just to be sure you mean 04/06/2006, right? Also can I update the bios with the dual core CPU? By which I mean will the system post with the old bios and a dual core just so that I can update to the dual core compliant bios? If not I may be able to use a friends CPU until i update bios.
  4. Ok, so what version of the BIOS do I need and where can I get it?
  5. I'm planning on waiting for the AMD price drop, dated for July 24th, and if what I've read is true and I can get an AMD Athlon 64 X2 for $150, I will, but would it be compatible with a DFI LANParty UT SLi-DR? The Motherboard does not list Athlon 64 X2 as compatible, but I made an assumption like that before and was informed that the compatibility is often more than stated. So after all that, basically my question is can I use an X2 with a SLi-DR or do I need a different motherboard, and if so which? Thanks for all your help this community is great.
  6. Yeah I believe you I just wasn't sure how that worked but I get it. Thanks.
  7. I looked into PC 4000 RAM and I noticed that on the product info page for the Ultra-D, on DFI's website, it doesn't even list DDR 500 as supported. But if you click the "Recomended RAM for Overclocking" link it lists DDR 500 and many others. So I guess what I'm saying is, "Whats up with that?" And I don't know about all that overclocking and doing the vid card, and reading the guides, and helping noobs. I mean how about I order the stuff first and build it. Don't get ahead of your self.
  8. Thanks for the advice. If its that important I don't mind spending the money on a PSU. I did mean the single core 3800, It costs about $150, sorry about the confusion. I do plan to play games, Counter Strike and such, I might overclock it slightly, but not too extreme. The case I'm planning on is a server case with 6 fans so i don't think heat will be a problem. I just changed the parts in the signature based on your suggestions. Upgraded RAM and PSU.
  9. Thanks for the advice. I looked at those PSUs and they're expensive, does anyone know of any that may be slightly less expensive. I probably will wait a little while if prices are going to drop that soon. As for caffinejunkies suggestion of an Opteron 165 and 2bgs of ram, that may also be too expensive for me, especially the Opteron as it costs more than twice what the 3800+ does.
  10. I've been looking into building a computer for months now and I would like to think I've done my "homework" on the subject. I'm pretty well decided on ordering the components in my signature and I would apreciate any input you would have on them, problems, suggestions ect. Just wanted to make sure that they will work and I'm not making any mistakes. Thanks. Oh, I didn't put the cd drive in the sig. because I basically plan on getting whatever DVD/CD combo drive is cheapest when I order, and I plan on Using XP Pro. Thanks again.
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