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  1. This got me folding for the first time since ~2008 when I still had a C2D E7300 and 8800GTS system
  2. The RAM is running @ 2.1V and 1066MHz. And I did bump the NB voltage for just in case. But I doubt if that will make any diffrence seeing that the P5Q Deluxe supports 1600MHz FSB without overclocking. (E7300 multiplier = 10; 400MHz FSB x 10 = 4.0GHz)
  3. It really works putting your PC outside. I did it one night and recorded my highest 3DMark06 score. Compare Link I set a huge aluminum desk fan to blow on my pc and took all of the panels off. CPU temps went as cool as -1 degrees B:)
  4. Hahaha I'll let him rot in his cocky lack of knowledge, someday he might discover the dustbunnies in his eyes and realise warranties are like rules, made to be broken. . .
  5. Hahaha, yeah thats really sad. As for the saying, I totally agree. Maybe I should tell it to my friend
  6. Yes I agree, mine was also very uneven. I started with 400 grit until copper was visible on the whole base. Then I did it a bit with 600 grit, 1200 grit and finally 1500 grit.
  7. Hey guys, can I get one of those cool DNA strings please?? [email protected] username: QuantumX14
  8. If you use IBT make sure u have a WELL ventilated case or a good cooler. I've seen it cook a core2 duo up to 80 degrees with the stock cooler @ stock speed.
  9. Isn't the inside galvanised? Normal spray paint don't adhere very well to galvanised metal. I painted my Antec 300 black on the indside, which is also galvanised, with normal spray paint. I can chip the paint with my fingernail. I agree with boinker, maybe the best would be to powdercoat it. It would look alot better anyway. I wish I powdercoated mine. . .
  10. I lapped my Ultra 120 a few months ago so I thought I'll show the results to you guys. I practised on an old AMD heatsink (Sempron 3400+ CPU) for this was my first time. I went up to 1200grit on this one And the Ultra 120 after lapping (1500grit)
  11. Yeah it's been running there for about two months now. But I think any overclocker always wants more MHz By the way ( speaking about bragging rights ) my friend got a new pc ( E7500, 1GB HD4870 and 4GB 1066MHz RAM ). So he came bragging about it and I told him to run 3DMark06. He got about 13300 3DMarks. The highest I got with my system is 14359 3DMarks. I totally kicked his butt, and my GPU is more than 2 years old! Thing is, he refuses to overclock his pc , so he won't be beating me anytime soon :thumbs-up: I wish I had a HD4870 though. . .
  12. I've set it back to stock frequency, and undervolted it! It's now runnig @ 1.05V in the BIOS and 1.032V in CPU-Z. Hope this gives it a few years extra lifespan. Load temps is only 10 degrees hotter than the idle temps when running Intel Burntest :thumbs-up:
  13. When I run it at 3.7GHz only 1.38V is neccecary, but from there I need a huge increase of voltage to get a small amount of MHz. At the end I don't know if its worth it
  14. I'm using an Antec tricool running at 2000RPM. I recently rotated the heatsink to face upwards, thus exhausting the air out the top 140mm fan. Before I did this I had 2 120mm fans on the heatsink exhausting to the back 120mm fan, but it ran about 3 degrees hotter that way.
  15. The airflow in my case is very good, I have 4 120mm fans, 1 140mm fan and one 120mm on the cooler. I played Crysis at those voltages and speed, temps didn't even hit 50 degrees. It's only when I'm doing stress testing that temps go over 50 degrees, I still think the Ultra 120 is doing an exellent considering the high voltage I'm running. What buggers me is that Intel Burntest didn't give errors even at 82 degrees, but prime95 fails at 62 degrees... And maybe if I can tweak the advanced voltages I can lower the main cpu voltage.
  16. I've been overclocking my E7300 and I've reached 3.95GHz (395mhz x 10) at 1.5V in the bios (1.488v CPU-Z). I ran intel burntest @ 4.0GHz with 1.48375 BIOS volts, and temps were hitting 82 degrees, but 5 rounds was completed with no errors. I decided to use prime95 instead for I was uncomfortable with the cpu running 82 degrees with intel burntest. I ran small FFts to stress the cpu. The 8k tests completed without errors, but when the 10k tests starts one of the cores gives an error. Temps were 62 degrees at highest ( I use Realtemp for monitoring temps) So I restarted and raised the voltage to 1.5V in the BIOS. Still the same happned with Prime 95. I used SetFSB to lower the FSB to 395MHz thus lowering the overclock to 3.95GHz. Its been running without errors since. I am looking for advice on how to tweak the advanced voltage settings in the BIOS eg. CPU GTL reference voltages and CPU PPL voltage, and also the CPU clock skew. I need to get that extra 0.05GHz!! I am not comfortable going over the 1.5V I am at now. The rest of my computers specs is in my signature.
  17. You can also try IntelBurnTest for stress testing
  18. I also have a E7300, and I have 1066MHz Corsair Dominator RAM. I used to have the Corsair 800MHz DHX C4. I get the same overclocking results out of my CPU with the 1006MHz kit. The 800MHz could easily run up to 450MHz without becoming unstable. So I think it wont be nessesary to get 1066MHz purely if you want a higher overclock. Say for instance your 800MHz kit can run up to 440MHz (880MHz effective) this will mean that your CPU will run at 4400MHz (440 x 10). And as far as I know a E7300 wont go that high with air cooling, or even water cooling, and therefore you wont be needing the 1066MHz kit that can run at 533MHz (533 x 10 = 5330MHz ) BTW my 1066MHz kit can only run up to 485MHz ( 970MHz effective ) stably with a 1:1 divider
  19. As far as I know a BSOD is usually caused by unstable memory. So check your RAM speed and try to adjust the FSB:DRAM multiplier so that your RAM runs as nearly as possible to stock frequency. You can also set your RAM speed to the minimum, this will totally remove RAM stabilty issues from the equasion. You can then up the FSB and know that its the CPU that is unstable if you get a BSOD or the system freezes during stress testing.
  20. Look at the crazy voltages these people use, I can understand you can use those voltages with LN2 cooling, but some of them are on AIR!! http://d346870.u64.netvs.ch/database.php?cpuid=696
  21. I ran HD tune while my computer was idling. I got alot of spikes, so I opened task manager and ended as many tasks as I could. Still I got these spikes. The attached image was the rusults I got after and ended the tasks, the results however was the same before ending the tasks. I wasn't saving or downloading anything. I wonder if this may be caused by a fragmented file system? But does HD Tune actually read the files on the drive for testing?
  22. I only ran 3DMark06 at 3.96GHz @ 1.42V, didn't want to push it more because ambient temps wasn't cool. For 24/7 use I run at 3.78GHz with 1.376V, with the RAM at 840MHz and the FSB at 420MHz
  23. Last night I took my PC outside into the cold. I took a 60cm aluminium desk fan and let it blow on my case at full blast with all the panels removed. I went into my BIOS and set the CPU freq. and voltage as low as possible. ( 1.2GHz @ 0.82V ) The PC booted into Windows and I started ASUS PC Probe. I was stunned to see the CPU temperature at 1
  24. Hahaha, sorry man, I have so much things I have to upgrade in my PC first: 1066MHz RAM, HD4870, Quad core CPU etc. Thats why I would like to know if there is a way to fix this drive because its all I have
  25. I think i will get a new drive, maybe a 750GB or a 1TB drive, 250GB is getting a bit small. I could then just keep this 250GB as a second or backup drive.
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