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  1. Well, I might have known that (look at the top left and first paragraph): http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/ecs_p55hak_motherboard/ Take a good look at the pictures on the second page, you can get a good idea of the quality of their boards by just looking at them. There guts are still OEM quality, not to say you can't get lucky but I wouldn't take a chance for this kind of money. Winds' reviews usually last a day then they fade away, this one is still going....hmmmm
  2. ECS is a crap board. They are still trying to breach the enthusiast market with their OEM quality boards. They can add all the bells and whistles they want but until they build better quality PCBs they will remain crap compared to ASUS/Gigabyte/Etc. Thanks for the crap review.
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    [WTS] Desktop

    Geeze, I'm selling my computer for less than your asking http://tippecanoe.craigslist.org/sys/2925590234.html
  4. I tried to increase my flow rate by using a larger pump, when this didn't work it was obvious that something was restricting the flow. That plate was the culprit (dog hair, don't ask ).
  5. The HeatKiller blocks have a plate inside with little slits in it. I know the only time I ever had a temp problem with mine is when these slits became obstructed. Once I took apart the block and cleaned it, been good to go ever since. Right now it's folding at 100% (i7 2600K @ 4.6) and maxes at 57c. You may want to take your block apart and check.
  6. OMG, how things change so fast. SORRY OP, yes you do have a removable BIOS chip so you shouldn't have damaged anything by removing it. It looks like you still have a jumper, so I would still try Clearing the CMOS the old fashioned way and load optimized defaults in the BIOS just to make sure.
  7. Well, if you actually removed the CMOS chip, you probably destroyed the motherboard. I'm guessing you didn't remove the chip though. To CLEAR the CMOS, unplug the PSU, remove the battery, move the jumper and wait about a minute. Reverse this then go into the BIOS and load optimized defaults, save and exit.
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    What is the best processor for a gaming pc?

    Guys, you do realize that the OP hasn't been back for over a week now, ever since he started this thread ..............
  9. Open cpu-z, click on memory tab, open cpu-z again and click on spd tab, then use the sniping tool to take a screen shot and save it. Attach to post.
  10. Nope, never seen it miss once. Post screen shot of Memory and SPD tabs so we can tell you whats going on.
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    VCORE Temps

    Are you taking all you readings from your thermal radar software? Are you basing your chip temps from the cpu reading in thermal radar, if so it's not core temps. Have you used Coretemp/Realtemp to verify your CORE temps? I would take a couple of minutes and check just to be on the safe side, it sounds kinda weird to list VRM as VCORE.
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    VCORE Temps

    First, run Coretemp or Realtemp to verify for core temps. Intel's Max recommended Tcase temperature is 72.6c, so core temps should never exceed 77-78c for safety. The Tjmax is only the spec that Intel sets to throttle the chip to prevent catastrophic failure. The processor will degrade below this spec, hence the recommended max temp if you care about your chip.
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    Temps for FX-8150

    Overclocking 101: If both matting surfaces aren't perfectly flat, your not going to get optimal results from your cooling solution. You should always mount and then remove your cooler to check for TIM coverage before even starting up your computer for the first time. Lap or return the cooler for a new one for best results.
  14. Hornady already has ammo designed specifically for the purpose http://www.hornady.com/ammunition/zombiemax
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    2500k overclocking on Corsair H50?

    Taco, you know better than that Have a good holiday!!!!