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  1. Ive got the HR-05 on an Infinity 975XG butted against an SI-120. I managed to get an 80mm fan tied onto the bottom, with decent clearance of my 7900GT KO SC... its about 3/4 an inch. Dropped my ID temps about 8C and load 13C. Very nice cooler, not too expensive either.
  2. Still too early to know I think. They all overclock pretty well, dont worry.
  3. If I had time to play computer games anymore, I would probably buy it. Damn you college!
  4. 3DMark2005 and 2006 both passed just fine, no artifacts or freezing that I noticed. No time to test 2003 right now, Ive got a class to go to. EDIT: 2003 crashes... I dont know which test it was 'cause I went to take a dookie... Windows tells me its due to a driver error, so Im going to try that driver cleaner program tonight or tomorrow. EDIT 2x: Can someone tell me how to use driver cleaner?
  5. Im going to try that and see what it does... bumping up the voltage didnt help much. No vMods done to the card, it is 100% stock, just as it came out of the box. If I cant get this thing stable enough to do 3dMark2001SE, Im just going to say fudge it and drop back to 3000MHz... or where ever I can run the 800 divider for my RAM.
  6. Should I bump up or lower my PCI-E frequency? Bump up the vCore? Im already at 1.35v + 225mV... I can try +237.5mV and +250mV, but any higher than that and I dont think my SI-120 could handle it... probably hit 75°C+. My videocard is at stock speeds. Ive heard things about how the 7900GT KO SuperClocked cards artifact due to unstable factory OC's, but my card has never artifacted or crashed a game due to the overclocking - its always been drivers that cause it.
  7. I see. Maybe its just my situation with my case and my fans... I slapped a cheap 80mm on my HR-05 on my northbridge and my system temp dropped 8C, while the northbridge only dropped 3C... odd. Oh well... lower temps, Im not going to complain.
  8. Thread title says it all. I can run Orthos all day and its just fine and dandy, but 3Dmark2001SE fails on the 16th test, the one with the prancing horse. The video gets massively artifacted and then it crashes, but doesnt fully close. My desktop gets all messed up with outlines of windows open, a non-functional Start button and taskbar. I updated my drivers to the 91.47 from the 91.31, no help. I have a suspiscion that it may have something to do with my PCI-E clock being at 120MHz... is that too high? Low? I already have everything running on way too many volts to get it stable, so this is why Im here. Im trying to get this thing stable for Orthos and 3d tests/benchies so I can get a 3400MHz entry into the OCDB.
  9. Yeah, Ive read that USB 2.0 has a higher burst speed, while FireWire has higher sustained speeds.
  10. Whats the deal with no heatsink on the northbridge?
  11. Beats me why they get so hot - Im at 1.5v for 3400MHz and under full load during Orthos, with an SI-120, I hit 68/69C in a 65F room, idle is about 42. After this, Im going to clock it back to 3.2 or maybe 3.1, something I can try and run the 800 divider for my RAM and try and get it over 1000MHz and still POST. Since youre using water, you shouldnt have a problem... college is killing my budget so I cant afford it right now... SI-120 is about as good as I could get at the time.... maybe I should have gotten then SI-128.
  12. Hey there, lol. Im in Akron right now for college... should probably change that. The RAM in my sig is at 2.25v and as far as I know, 5-5-5-15 (its on auto in BIOS), and its DDR2-675 to boot, so your DDR2-800 should be fine. Stop worrying, its a great board, better than my buddy's Gigabyte DS3 which uses the 965 chipset. If you are really into overclocking and pushing sometihng as far as it can physically go, then maybe this board isnt for you. OldGuy was hitting low to mid 80C with his OC @ 3800MHz on some cooler (forgot what it is), so you arent really limited by the board per se at 400, but more your cooling. Once you break the 370/380 FSB mark, you need an assload of volts and your temps start to go through the roof, so witht his board, or any, you need damn good cooling to get anywhere near 400FSB.
  13. AK - Hopefully on Monday, maybe Tuesday, I will have a DB entry for 3400MHz, so you can get an idea of what to do in terms of BIOS settings to try and get higher. Your temps are much better than mine even though youre pumping in more volts than I am... I need to get an intake fan (currently the side and rear are exhaust, front vent intake) which will have a 120mm, ~55cfm intake up there, so it should be ok. Keep an eye out for my DB entry... I hope it helps.
  14. Whats your NB chipset voltage? I had to bump it up to 1.7 or maybe 1.75 to get any higher than 360FSB.
  15. I dunno, my Corsair is just dandy at 2.25v. You have faster RAM than I do, and their Gold series might be better than my XMS2, so you might be able to push it a little bit more. Try setting the latencies to auto instead of 5-6-6-15 and see what that does.
  16. My Corsair DDR2-675 is at 948MHz, 5-5-5-15, heh. Sorry to crap on your parade. Good job though... this 667/675 stuff can be pushed pretty damn far and still be stable.
  17. Im on the 667 divider and its great... OC'ed my RAM WAYY above what I thought it could do. If I try the 800 divider, I cant get it to POST, needing a CMOS clear, which is pretty annoying when Ive got everything running all nice-nice. You shouldnt have any problem running that 667 divider, you might be able to try the 800, maybe.
  18. Oh I believe anything in the low 3GHz range is plenty for pretty much everything. I think Im going to get an entry into the OCDB @ 3400MHz and then Im going to tone it down to 3.2 probably... Im going to miss seeing the POST screen with my RAM at 948MHz. :cool: Oh well. I just downloaded that Everest 2.20 (dont know which one I was using before) and it doesnt report my motherboard or RAM in the memory read tests. Weird. :confused: EDIT: My room temp is probably mid to high 60's (my roommate and I like to abuse the AC here at college) or we have the window open.
  19. During an Orthos run of my E6600 at 1.5v, I hit about 70C (usually high 60s) when measuring using Core Temp (ITE Smart Guradian reports 5C higher). Are these near what you guys with E6600's would hit when you started dumping way too many volts into it? Is this as far as I should go temp-wise on my E6600? I know some were hitting low 80s on water (cough cough OldGuy E6600 @ 3.8 cough cough)... what are some temps I should say at for 24/7 use? Idle is like, 43-45C in a decently ventilated case (Im working on it....) and full load is high 60/low 70s. Is this as far as I should push it? Im working on an OCDB entry... for some reason, 3dMark01SE crashed on the last test and it rebooted my computer, so I lost my 8 hour Orthos run. :mad: :mad: :mad:
  20. I think the problem lies in the fact that I was dumping 80CFM of cool air in the side with 50CFM from the front and only 50CFM out the back.... creating massive turbulence and no vortex to let the hot air out. Dust in my case doesnt really matter... Im always in there trying to do better on the cable management or installing something or changing something, so its not like I wont have a chance to clean the dust out.
  21. Negative air pressure, yes. I thought though that the side fan dumping air into the heatsink fan would keep it cool, but it doesnt.
  22. Not really an experiment... Ive got my E6600 at 3400MHz now (havent Orthos'd it yet) and I decided to try something for better cooling. I flipped the fan around that I have on my SI-120, so it now blows air towards the side of my case. At this point, the side fan I have (92mm, ~80CFM) is off, the side of my case is sitting on the floor. I turned my computer on, and the temps had dropped 6C on the processor, and a whopping 11C! on the northbridge. I thought about it and realized that this is pretty big... my side fan was always pouring in cool air right into the processor fan and over the chipset, but when its not on and the processor fan reversed, the temps dropped. :cool: I reversed the flow of my side fan, and now its exhaust, which is contrary to what everyone says about fan mounting - front+side = intake, rear+top = exahust. Having a side fan as exhaust WITH the processor fan pushing air AWAY from the motherboard actually help drop temps. Note, I still have a front intake (a meager 50ish CFM), with a 45CFM (about) exhaust on the side, 50CFM exhaust on the back and the almost nil CFM exhaust PSU fan. Just something to think about for those of you with Thermalright heatsinks (well, ones with removable fans and the "squat" non tower style)... if you have a side fan, it might benefit you to mount the fan the other way and exhaust it towards the side.
  23. Im at college now... Im going home this weekend and Im going to grab an 80mm (~34cfm) can and stick it on there and see if it helps. Yes, Im getting airflow through it, but its already kinda warm coming out of my SI-120.
  24. My SI-120 cools just fine with the case closed up, and Ive got my E6600 at 3300MHz. That might be because Ive got a 120mm exhaust in the back, 120mm intake in the front and a 92mm intake (~80cfm) on the side. My temps with the side off are the same, maybe 2C cooler on the chipset. In your case (no pun intended, lol), I can see why your temps would go up a lot. How are you going to get the HR-01 to work... its designed to work with a 120mm fan and youve got an 80?
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