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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!!!!
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    2500k overclocking on Corsair H50?

    So, what you are saying is that under load with like cpu-z open, you are reading the exact same load vcore at 3.3 and 4.2 Ghz., ..............interesting. I'm guessing you have set it manually, what vcore did you set it to?
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    New Build (Mobo, CPU, GPU and RAM)

    Your DDR2 won't work with SB, so it would be a good idea to budget $40-$50 for an 8GB set of DDR3 memory too.
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    Your performance using the Marvell Sata3 chip will be slower than advertised max speeds on any SSD, so if you are thinking it should be up around 525, not going to happen. Did you put your old HDD back in and boot from it with the SSD as the "D" (or whatever just not C) drive when you updated your firmware to ver 2.15, if not you may want to try that and also wipe your SSD and then reinstall Windows before calling it quits on your new SSD.
  19. You don't need any adapters, you have 2x6 pci-e and 2x6+2 pci-e cables, 2x6+2 looks like this, just plug two into card:
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    Something like THIS is what I would consider the basics for a new overclocker. True it's Intel, but you get the idea of all the basics he covers from explaining what the BIOS entries are to cooling and programs and memory and etc......
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    Unless your running custom water with a very large res, your idle temps will be 10-15c (on average) above ambient. If it's stating your running AT ambient when idle, it's wrong. Idle temps are more often than not wrong, BTW. As already stated by Waco, check your LOAD temps, that's all you really need to be concerned with.
  22. Might want to look here: http://www.kingston.com/support/ssdnow/SH100S3_firmware.asp
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    Updated Official Y-Cruncher Benchmark Thread

    Not even sub 4 second , but I was dropping fast so I figured I better post something.
  24. Your board is using a Marvel PCIe 9128 controller for Sata3 interface, no raid capability. YES, you can raid your Sata3 SSD's on your grey Sata2 ports but that's just a waste because the throughput of just one of your SSD's alone will saturate it. Storage Intel® ICH10R controller : 6 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), gray Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10 JMicron® JMB363 controller : 1 x eSATA 3Gb/s port(s), green 1 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), black Marvell® PCIe 9128 controller : *2 2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), red
  25. Nope, just use them separately on the Sata3 ports.