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  1. My vote for Ubuntu or Kubuntu. I would definitely stay away from Gentoo if I were you. Not exactly user-friendly Ubuntu and Kubuntu both have a very user friendly interface, and awesome package managers, making it very user-friendly. If you are new to the world of Unix, start simple and work your way up, or else you will get frustrated. Another great part about the Ubuntu community is there are lots of users, so there is a lot of support for the product. Don't get a 64 bit version with whatever distro you decide on. You will have quite a few compatibility issues. Just my opinion. Welcome to Unix!
  2. Your HTT is reporting as it should. It runs at 1000 Mhz (Effectively 2000 according to AMD) and I believe they say '2000' because of the location of the memory controller. They put the controller on the processor, rather than the motherboard, like Intel. So this 'effectively' translates to 2000. Someone chime in an please correct me if I'm wrong, or can explain it better. Anyways, everything is working properly. You are right with the CPU speed (or frequency). The frequency is the FSB times the cpu multiplier. For example 2.0 Ghz (2000 Mhz) CPU has a FSB of 200 x 10 cpu multiplier. A CPU at 2.2 Ghz (2200 Mhz) has a FSB of 200 x 11 cpu multiplier, etc., etc. The LTD is what determines your HTT speed. For example.... Earlier you stated that your BIOS reports an HTT of 1000. This number is derived from multiplying the FSB (200) times the LTD (5), which = 1000. So your LTD is what you multiply your FSB by, to determine your HTT.
  3. I'm pretty sure you're gonna want to add a signature before anyone helps you. I would READ THIS also. It's a great place to start. It seems like a lot to take in at first, but as soon as you update that signature with your specs, you will be able to get a lot more help.
  4. Trust us. Think about it, why would AMD make a server processor that only has half the HT (FSB), as a desktop processor?
  5. Lots of questions. First off, I would slow down a bit and read this guide. This is your best starting point to answering all the questions you have.
  6. My friend tried to convince me of the same thing a while back. He has a SD 4000+, and told me that his HT was twice as big as my Opty's. I laughed.
  7. I would try a different video card before I try a different mobo. I doubt it's a bandwidth issue that's causing the artifacting.
  8. If you're having power issues in gaming, I would check your PSU & Video card first.
  9. I like my OCZ, though I wish it was modular. You don't want to skimp when it comes to the power supply, especially if you're talking about future proofing. The PSU is what gives life to your computer.
  10. They do have the AM2 adapter. @Techno....that PSU is sweet. It took me a minute to realize the difference between that and the GameXstream 700w (besides a mere 20w). Then I saw it was modular! That's the one thing I wish my PSU had was the modular cabling.
  11. I just started playing yesterday. So far it is awesome!!! I can really get into the FPS meets RPG.
  12. The only way to be sure is to swap out 'known' good working parts into your rig and see what makes it work. Other than that, it's a guessing game.
  13. The best tip for CS is to take your time on every shot. One shot one kill. Also, I noticed my game go up a level when I turned down the sensitivity for my mouse. It made it more accurate for the headshot.
  14. Here is a cool ss I found in my cstrike folder.
  15. That map rules. You are the size of a monopoly player on a huge board, in the middle of this huge room. I am cheap too. But I gladly forked over the $19.99 to VALVE for CS: Source. They earned my money on that one I hate it when people whine on cs too. It's only because they suck noob style though:sad: I really hate it when people accuse you of hacking. It's cool. You'll just get beat up on a bit at first by guys like us and then you'll learn . Tip: Just say the word 'head' over and over again while you're playing. It'll remind you to only go for headshots. That's where it gets l337. (the nerd inside comes out)
  16. Ha...yes it's a monopoly board. It's a custom Gun_Game map. It's bad butt. The HDR on it is sweet. Yes, that's a different skin for my knife. I have a bunch of skins on my guns too. Gun_Game.....if you haven't played it yet, you haven't played CS. Basically you start with the worst gun in the game, glock 19 9mm. Then you must get 1 or 2 or 3 or 4, etc. kills (depending on map) to 'level up' to the next gun, the 2nd worst gun in the game and so on. You just have to work your way up the chain of gun goodness. Last two levels....2nd to last is grenade. To say the least, it is really hard sometimes to get a nade kill. The last gun you get......KNIFE. Knife kills are the absolute hardest weapon on the game (2 stabs to kill). But Gun_Game rewards you for using it because you ALWAYS have a knife with you and if you kill someone with your knife, you not only level up, you take one of their levels too, so it puts a lot more emphasis on the elite weapon. You don't have the same sweet ratio though you get on a regular style cs match because Gun_Games are up close, and sometimes spawn kills are a factor. Now that I'm done rambling....if you haven't checked out a gun game before, I highly recommend you do so.
  17. I'm glad to see people dig this thread. Sweet Screens chubby! Did you ever play Gun Game? That's all I play now.
  18. I want to see some screenshots of people actually using their super-overclocked, finely-tuned, perfomance machines in action. Everyone should post a screen shot of them 'owning' at one point or another. It can be any game, but preferrably a multiplayer so that human competition is a factor, but whatever. Here is my ownage screenshot of the week. Bet you can't guess who I am. You guys should post some screens of kicking some @$$
  19. Brisbane is a new venture for AMD because it is the first line of 65nm chips. I would wait for a revision or two before I pick one up. Anyways...I too have the opty 1212 and had no issues whatsoever, and that is a server processor on a desktop motherboard. @ Splave...which memory did you get specifically? Is that memory what's running with the opty 1212? If so, what kind of OC'ing are you getting? I am about ready to upgrade RAM to 2x1gb DDR2 800 (at least). I was also looking at the 1066mhz. Just wonder if you recommend that over the pc6400. The pc8500 is like $60+ more than pc6400, so just wondering if it's worth it or not.
  20. When did OCZ start making video cards. I thought I had seen OCZ made some heatsinks and thumb-drives (16gb), but I didn't know they were in the video card business now. Anyone tried it out yet? The price isn't that bad either, $534.99 after rebade. OCZ 8800gtx
  21. That still seems REALLY hot for that chip. My hottest core runs @ 51c under full 8 hour ORTHOS (1.475v). I would look into whether or not it is seated correctly, amount of AS5 (or whatever you used) might be too much or too little, re-work case airflow, etc. Those temps seem out of spec. Either the software isn't reading it correctly, or you need to look into a different Heatsink if you want to have that OC'd 24/7. IMHO of course
  22. I'll have to look, but I don't think it has the Async option. Anyone else with this board know???
  23. Reporting back. I am now running at a higher clock speed, and lower vcore. I am currently @ 312x9 @ 1.45v, but I'm hitting a wall @ 320+x9 @ 1.45v. I think my RAM is holding me back at this point. I am able to get into windows @ 321x9, but after being in there, the system will freeze and not respond. I was hitting a wall earlier @ 317x9. It would post, but change the FSB to 200. So I played with my timings. Went from 4-5-4-12-16t:2t, to 4-5-4-15-19t;2t and that got me a couple more mhz on the FSB. All secondary timings are set to auto/default. I tried playing with the Trfc, but am unfamiliar with what exactly it does, and discovered it made no difference. Changing from the above timings to 5-5-5-15-21t;2t made no difference. I bet there is some secondary timing that I need to adjust to squeeze some more out.
  24. This sticky ought to explain a lot: HD thread I would look through there for a while. It will explain a lot about RAID.
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