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  1. looking for a new mobo and will overclock intel e8400, i was thinking about asus rampage, but which chipset is better for overclocking P45 or x48, i have to choose from Asus Rampage, P5Q DELUXE, Gigabyte EP45-DS5, GA-EP45-DQ6 P45, MSI P45 Platinum and X48C PLATINUM. clear cmos button on the back panel would be a big plus. so which of these will get me higher overclock?

     

     

    the rampage extreme allows for ddr3 and crossfire x and the rampage formula is straight ddr2 up to 9600 in oc modes. i'm so glad i spent the extra money on the rampage formula but i have my sights on the extreme version...by early next year this rig will be full blown extreme...experience has taught me not to settle for second best...go all the way on first time out and you'll thank yourself later on...!!


  2. looking for a new mobo and will overclock intel e8400, i was thinking about asus rampage, but which chipset is better for overclocking P45 or x48, i have to choose from Asus Rampage, P5Q DELUXE, Gigabyte EP45-DS5, GA-EP45-DQ6 P45, MSI P45 Platinum and X48C PLATINUM. clear cmos button on the back panel would be a big plus. so which of these will get me higher overclock?

     

    do you want todays bleeding edge or yesterdays news...?...rampage formula or rampage exterme, both bleeding edge choices....if you can wait a little while the new rampage extreme will be out...!!....have it all....!!


  3. i really would like to know what it is about the production of ddr3 memory that makes it so expensive? i've been looking at possibly upgrading to high performance/high speed ddr3 on one of my rigs but it seems it's just not cost effective to switch. is it just that it's hard to manufacture ddr3 or are the manufacturers taking advantage of the opportunity to capitalize on new technology.....


  4. i was using a masscool on my q6600 but opted for an asus and put the masscool on the daughters' puter. my gamer (e8500) is currently running the stock intel cooler fan/sink and hovers around 36-40 w/lite loading...honestly anything is better than nothing but i feel your pain when it comes to trying to decide on one out of so many choices...you seem to have some pretty high temps... are you sure the current settup is installed properly...because if it's not securely fastened and flat on the processor you will have big numbers....at 65c i get the creeps big time...


  5. you're right sir,... it is an eyesore of sorts and causes noise polution...my right brain says "functional" and the left screams "is that the best you can do ?" ....you've struck at the very heart of what this thread is intended to accomplish. it seems like there are among us, some of the most gifted and innovative human beings on the planet, and i don't mind picking their brains a bit...btw i stopped in at the local store today and bought 2 - 120s to try and incorporate into this case cover thanks to the ghetto mod guy ....and see how it goes....

     

     

     

     

     

    Having a big fan smacking the motherboard is indeed the best way to cool it. Forgetting airflow and replacing it with brute force does work like a charm. On the downside though its damn right ugly and produces an Ewww! from people instead of a wow! lol. I think we are looking for the prettiest solution instead of the most effective. Then you have the question of "how much noise can you stand coming from your PC". So then there are those that sacrifice a few degree's here and there for the sake of low noise. I suppose it comes down to personal choice, but I for one love to see wacky inventions/mods by people in the name of cooling, it all makes for very interesting reading. Keep on trucking is what I say

  6. yes i took the sticker off.... it's working..!!hahaha....and so is the riva tuner...it's fantastic and a big help....thank you...!! but i'm still not ready to put the cover back on it just yet.... i can mount an 80 over the 3870's and the southbridge if there's clearance and another over the ram and northbridge with no trouble at all....there are plenty of places to plug in...it'll take some thought but i like to do clean work...my cover is already ported at the video card site....

     

     

    Are you using stock cooling and the optional mini fan that came with the Asus Rampage? Did you happen to notice the warning sticker on the optional fan? It was a red sticker with a large yellow triangle with an exclamation point in the center that you had to remove to put it on the mofset heatsink.

  7. woa...thank you for the responses!...it's good to know i'm not alone. due to being a rookie in the oc club i didn't realize there is a name for this "ghetto mod" but i looked at some of that guys fixes and i think i can utilize some of his basic forms and adapt them to my needs. thanks for the tip. While it's not in my nature to "ghetto" anything i own, i do see that it is very possible to incorporate increased fannage into the pretty plexiglass cover. (It's an ultra aluminus black mid tower w/700watt xvs psu) i think 80 cm intake and exhaust power fans, stock cpu fan and the optional mini fan that comes w/ the rampage. also the 3870x2's blow out the back. i really thought these would be sufficient, and they are for light work but once i get down into crysis or witcher and all that rendering i start to lock up. I guess i could back my cpu down some that's sacrilege. so there ya go.... but now i have some new ideas based on the several helpful hints and i can go from there...."ghetto mod" ....i'da never guessed ya could put wood in a puter??


  8. ok so now i have this killer system that out performs anything i've ever owned but won't stabilize because it builds up too much heat. I look at the miriad solutions offered by the miriad of manufacturers out there in the marketplace only to realize these folks don't really understand the scope of my problem. it's not just a processor or a northbridge or combined gpu's that need cooling...it's the whole enchilada...!!....so being the astute observer that i am i recognize that most high tech solutions are inadequate for my purposes and start looking around for alternatives. The solution..!!...take off the pretty plexiglass cover and aim a plain ol household oscillating fan into the box...presto!! no more temperature/overheat problems, crysis stopped crashing everytime i get in a tight spot and onboard monitors show temps hovering around 34-6 at idle and 36-40 under heavy load. so out of curiosity.... how many other monster over clockers are there out there who have had to resort to the low road to get a job done and what are some of your solutions....looking forward to hearing some good stuff.......cya.......cj


  9. the p5q is a good board w/lotso features. i seriously considered the same prior to settling on the rampage. my previous setup q6600on p5kc would boot into vista @ 3.01, but dropped out under load. i had to back it up to 9x313 and it held solid @ 2.842. ok same processor, same hardware on the rampage is maintaining a solid 2.94 and but still crashes @ 9x333 under load...go figure. you have a stronger memory set than i'm currently using (soon to change) so you will have stronger oc's and room for adjustment.

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