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  1. Choices... I can't decide if I want to swap out my current 2Gigs of OCZ Platinum (In my sig) with 2Gigs of Mushkin Redline DDR500 to get off of the divider and maybe push a little further, or if I should get another set of OCZ's for 4Gigs and say goodbye to my 1T and overclock... Any opinions? This paired with a new 8800GTS 640 is meant to hold me over until I can Build a new Q6600 based PC (Probably around a year) -MalibuSS
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    2G of Redline, or 4G of OCZ Platinum?

    Thanks for the advice Jaz, I see your point. I'm leaning towards the Redlines, but the Platinums are $50 cheaper as well. That along with me liking to multitask alot keeps me going back and forth...Damnit...I hate these choices...(okay I secretly love them but...) Actually my sig disappeared after I made an edit... Thanks for the heads up...
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    Safari browser for windows

    Your "trick" on the Mac guy with celeron could be looked at both ways...Did it run bad becuase it's "poorly written" software, thus pointing at Apple, or does it say that "Crappy PC's" can't handle the program...The Apple lovers at my work (Video producers) would say the latter. I've seen it used on several older G3 and G4 Macs smoothly... Be careful lol. You could be scoring a point for the other team...lol Anyways...I'm quite jeoulous right now about our work's new 8 core Xeon powered Mac Pro with 8g of ram used exclusively for video editing. Rummers are that it is supposed to run windows XP without a hitch, and better then PC's...What does that say? (Other then the fact that as far as I'm concerned it is a PC now lol) I'm being Devil's Advicate today... -Malibuss
  4. Could I see a link to this download? I'm assuming this is a new updated version, because it has always been a silent program before...Did you guys get this from the AMD site? Now that two of you have mentioned it I'm questioning my info...Hmmm I'm gonna go check the AMD site and update my knowledge lol **EDIT** I just checked the AMD site. this is the same version that's been out for a while. I'm not at home right now, so I can't read any readme's but...This is more or less a "Driver" for the CPU. No "gaming mode," No Taskbar icon... It's always running...You guys had me thinking that there was a new optimizer with a GUI. I'll read the readme later today when I get home. **EDIT**
  5. Where did you get the impression that you would see a Taskbar icon? "Gaming mode"? The Dual core optimizer is a silent program that runs in the background.
  6. I've been using sleep/standby with both XP And Vista32 for quite a while w/o any probs on the PC in my sig...What is it supposed to damage?
  7. Speedfan works fine in vista 32.
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    Zalman CNPS9500

    That's what I did. I bent it a little. It seemed to help a little. As polished as the bottom of the HS is, I found mine to be very crowned. It's a shame since I could never lap it as good as that, but I did a full lap down to 1500 grit. This helped a ton. -MalibuSS
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    Another 7950 or 8800

    I won't be by the time I get my taxes back...
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    Another 7950 or 8800

    I'm wondering the same thing. Any more input on the topic?
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    CPU fan stops spinning

    Gizmo89: You talk abou the fan shutting off on boot...do they spin-up in windows after a period of time? Have you run any torture testing to see if they spin up when the CPU gets hot? (Make sure and monitor your temps to make sure they don't get to hot if the fan doesn't come on) P.S. As Erico mentioned...you should really quit resetting the PC as Windows starts to load. Your asking for trouble. If you need to reboot then let windows load then shutdown properly. -MalibuSS
  12. First things first, Plug something else into the front port (like your mouse). If that works then :confused: Okay that was probably a waste of time...If the back works, and the front doesn't then the drivers won't be the problem. It's hardware related. I only see two possibilities: 1. It's wired wrong. 2. The front ports are duds. Good luck, -MalibuSS
  13. Or I suppose I could just look at your sig for the CPU voltage. According to core temp your a little hot. What are you using for a cooler? Your full load PWM IC is way too hot. (They can handle a lot of heat but your on the rail). What is your chipset/memory voltage? Remember that the PWM IC is what controls voltage regulation on the board. So if all of your components are pulling alot of power it will get hotter (as you've found out.) -MalibuSS
  14. First of all...Holy [email protected]#$%*. (translation: nice overclock). But your running a little hot for sure. What are your voltages?
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    Which Sata Ports to Use?

    I'm using 1 & 3 just to be different and I kinda have the old mentality of PATA's still. Ya know put'em on a seperator "controller" for more performance. I don't think it works that way anymore but... Haven't had any problems yet. -MalibuSS
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    HDD of 750GB?

    Agreed about being mechanical. Of course electrons can only travel at the speed of light in some mediums (Can't remember how they are in silicon). And they also accelerate and deccelerate so we will all still be comparing instantanious read/writes. (Of course it will be alot quicker then 4ms...) -MalibuSS
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    HDD of 750GB?

    Actually that is part of this 750GB drive's hype. The size of the drive is only possible because of Seagate's new perpendicular recording. Google it. It's suppose to be faster and have less moving parts to fail. (That was the super-summurized version). Other-wize I hear ya. Give me more speed. Hdd's are definatly the slowest part of a PC. Has been for too long. SATA made the bus more capable, but did nothing for real disk r/w speed. The platter is still spinning at the same speed. They should all be 10k rpm (or more) drives. -MalibuSS
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    HDD of 750GB?

    This poor guy. First he's told to put in a sig. He does (fancy too). Then he's told it's too big. (Ya it's bigger then the rules allow) At least he's trying. Al right niikos. Your sig does need to be smaller. But since your making an effort and not just ignoring the rules...Yes. The NF4 chipset supports 750GB drives. I believe the only limit we run into is actually with XP32bit. Basic disks can only be upto 2TB per disk. Anything bigger will have to be split into Dynamic disks. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong (And if 64bit OS's have a new limit or if it's NTFS that limits us). -MalibuSS
  19. Glad that worked for you. I've been there. I can't quite explain why it happens (and it seems to happen alot more often with DVI), but either using another monitor or even unplugging the the LCD from the card after it loses signal (when windows loads)and plugging it back seems to fix it. Have Fun -MalibuSS
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    SLI problems

    Ya that sounds like it's good as dead. Wierd though. I've seen plenty of monitors loose their green gun, but never a gfx card. huh. stranger things have happened. glad you pinpointed the problem. Now you can spend money replacing parts. -MalibuSS
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    SLI problems

    That's the idea. Pinpoint the problem before you spend money replacing random parts. good luck, -MalibuSS
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    SLI problems

    according to his first post he's: It sounds like it's time to try each card individually. One of them could be dying and pulling the other one down with it. If they both get expected compairable results by themselves then they are both good (and I'm out of ideas) -MalibuSS
  23. It sounds like your video card is switching to either a different video output or a res/refresh that the monitor doesn't like once windows loads. log into safe mode to make sure you see video when windows loads. Also if your monitor has a "auto optimize" button on it, hit it when it loses the output (this will only help if it's a res/refresh problem) P.S. turn up your sound when windows loads to see if it's actually loading(just without the correct monitor output) -MalibuSS
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    Bad BIOS?

    Use the recovery console: Boot with the XP installation CD. When prompted, press R to repair a Windows XP installation. Select the OS you want to boot to (you may want to unplug the 60gb drive). Enter the administrator password when/if prompted At the Recovery Console command prompt, type in the command "fixmbr" to reinstall the Windows bootloader into the MBR. -MalibuSS
  25. If stability and sanity is priority, then overclocking should be the last thing on your mind. P.S. since this thread is technically about overclocking, it should probably be in the overclocking forum. Have fun, MalibuSS