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  1. I have now got a sig, so sorry for forgetting to include one when I first registered. Any comments on the above? - I seem to be having problems getting 213mhz stable for my RAM now in Prime. . . Thanks
  2. Yes, I kind of realise that was a bit of a silly comment so thanks for the info on it. . I will try another reseat checking the surfaces of the heatsink soon.
  3. I have an Athlon X2 3800+ Toledo LCBIE 0618 However I am having some trouble cooling it. I have installed my Scythe NInja mutiples of times re-doing the As5 every time but still every time I am getting idle temps of 32-36c and load temps of 45-49C at stock. Obviously this gives me no room to overclock, although I have just tried 2.6ghz at 1.24v and it been stable for the half hour i ran it in Orthos. The load temp was about 50C, the idle about 33C. This is too high right? Using CoreTemp, my cores averaged at about 51C + 58C. My room temperature is pretty cold today. I'm in the UK with my window open and no heating, so I'm guessing about 17C. I have a DFI Lanparty SLI-DR, and I am using the stock backplate - as I am currently running caseless the long screws are not important. i had heard bad things about the stick Scythe backplate. I can't see how this would affect cooling. The heatsink feels firm. I can wobble it a bit but it seems square and nothing screams 'crooked' or anything. Onto the arctic silver, I have read every AS5 thread possible and tried different methods. . If I put a rice sized grain blob in the middle when I take my heatsink off it only covers about 1/4 of the cpu - it definitely isn't covering the whole core. It isn't smooth either, the arctic silver is all rippley and sticky when I take the heatsink off, so its not as though its a thin layer. If I add more on I always manage to put the heatsink on wrong first so it becomes a bit of a mess and is just larger areas of 'rippley' As5. Yesterday I got a knife to try and spread it. I spread the AS5 over nearly all of the cpu so it was really thin and you couldn't see too many ripples. It wasn't see through or anything but it was a complete cover. It obviously wasn't perfect but it seemed alright. This is what I currently have for the quite high temperatures above. .I have a feeling it just must not be enough AS5!? The heatsink has gone through the stage of being in a case and out, with no major temperature difference. There is also a fan blowing in the same direction the fan on the Scythe Ninja is taking air, so I don't think my airflow for the heatsink is terrible. Woudl it make a difference which side I put the Scythe fan on assuming it fits? So any advice comments on what I might be doing wrong, or what to think? Thanks.
  4. Why do modular PSUs have a bad reputation, how does being modular affect performance? My Antec Smartpower II 500w has given my 0 problems so far.
  5. Hi all, I am new to these forums. I have picked up an x2 3800+ Toledo (the ones that hopefully clock to 2.8ghz+ on nearly stock voltage) so will not be going to Conroe/Am2 yet. My Asus A8N-SLi Deluxe wasn 't really cutting it, so I saw a good deal on eBay for a Lanparty SLI-DR (£68 with PandP) so I went for it. (I'm in the UK) It seems like a great motherboard and I am loving playing with it, however I ahve a few questions: 1) The silver heatsink (PWMIC I belive?) nearest the edge of the motherboard at the top gets REALLY hot. All the other silver heatsinks are only just warm but I can't put my finger on this one for 2s without burning it. Is this normal? I'm currently running caseless so don't have any fans on top of it although there should be a tiny bit of moving air around it. Is this safe? Normal? Is it just the fact this is a hot area and I don't have a fan blowing over it, or somthing more? My PWMIC hasn't gone over 44C and normally ranges around mid thirties. 2)On my Asus A8n-Sli Deluxe I could get my blue heatsink GEIL value RAM (this stuff - http://www.geilusa.com/proddetail.asp?linenumber=55) to about 238mhz memtest stable at 3,3,3,7 1T, but on my new DFI I can't get it past 225mhz without errors. I have tested nearly every timing possible and loosened the secondary timings (something I don't even think I did on the Asus board). With everything on auto except the main timings Prime failed at about 211mhz which shocked me. . I have tried some different Bioses but that doesn't change anything. The sticks are in the orange slots, I tried the yellow slots but my board wouldn't even post. So is this motherboard variation due to compatibility with the RAM or does it sound like I am missing something? 3) When I set my VID/Vcore and leave 'special voltage increase' or whatever it is, my board undervolts by about 0.04v which the bios and all utilities show. I need to use the VID*104% to get it up to what I select. Is this undervoltage normal, and I am just not understanding how it works? I am sure I will be back with more questions once I come accross them Thanks in advance for any help
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