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  1. Yeah, I tried to limit to 1-3 threads and I didn't see it working so then I just deactivated turbo core and stressed at 4 ghz. It was stable but I didn't like my temperatures so I have since bumped it down to 3.8 ghz for the turbo at only 1.4 volts.
  2. Hello, Thought it might be a good idea to share the undervolting capabilities of the 1055T. My figures will be a bit higher than those running their 1055T's at stock speed but this should give you an idea how overvolted they are at stock. Here are my overclocked figures, speeds, and stock voltages at different P-States: FSB: 250 NB/HT: 2000mhz Memory: DDR3 1667 mhz 7-8-7-24 2T 40 1.6v P4: 1000 mhz 1.225v P3: 1875 mhz 1.275v P2: 2750 mhz 1.325v P1: 3500 mhz 1.375v P0: 4000 mhz (turbo) 1.475v Adjusted votlages via K10Stat and Prime 95 stability testing: P4: 1000 mhz 0.7875v P3: 1875 mhz 0.9625v P2: 2750 mhz 1.1375v P1: 3500 mhz 1.325v P0: 4000 mhz 1.475v (can't test for stability so left voltage very high just in case) I was able to originally test for stability at each P-State with the following values 0.75v, 0.925v, 1.1v, 1.3125v but could not remain stable when the clocks were adjusting themselves between P-States. As you can see, stock speeds of 2800 mhz may only need about 1.1375v to 1.15v to run stable and I believe it is possible to boot 800 mhz at < 0.70v. One thing I almost forgot to mention, the Prime 95 stability testing was done for 15 minutes with P-States 2-4 and for 1 hour with P1. I felt that the slower speeds needed less testing since the processor will not allow the lower P-States to operate at 100% without bumping up to the next P-State. Finally, if anyone has any idea how I can test P0 for stability that would be great because I seriously doubt it needs 1.475v to run stable.
  3. Earlier this week I ordered a Diamond 5850 and the picture on TigerDirect (Circuit City) was of a reference cooled 5850. However, I received this in the mail which looks a lot like the PowerColor design. Yet, the PCB is still red like the reference 5850's so I'm wondering if only the cooler has changed? Actually, I'm hoping only the cooler has changed so I can use voltage control
  4. I really like the Lian LI V351 and the soon to come V352 but it won't fit a 5870 or 5970 without removing the front intake fans and that would cause some major temperature issues. I want to make sure the case I choose is a future proof as possible as I'm assuming 13'' graphics cards will become the norm in a few years whether or not they are single or multiple gpu. I just read a review on this new NZXT Vulcan case and despite some subjective styling it has all of the features I'm looking for and is similar in size to the Cooler Master Elite 342 with more fans and features.
  5. Sweet, when does the 1035T come out? It will be priced cheaper than the $199 1055T which will make this a steal.
  6. Hello everyone, I have been browsing this forum for some time now and have discovered that the people here are very knowledgeable about everything PC related. I hope you guys can help me weigh the pros and cons of each board and come to a conclusion about which one best suits my needs. I travel around the world once a year or so and end up living somewhere entirely new due to the nature of my job and so I am in the process of building a powerful rig with as few compromises as possible but in the smallest and lightest package without sacrificing future upgradability. The motherboard is where things have gotten difficult since I have already decided on an AMD mATX build with either a 955/965 or 1055T depending on prices in 3 weeks time along with either a 5850 or 5870. As a result of these choices and my desire to make my PC as future proof as possible I have decided I should purchase a board with both Sata 3 and USB 3.0 support. I have chosen the following boards from MSI as they seems to pack in the most features for the money: MSI 890GXM-G65 MSI 880GMA-E45 Both boards carry very similar features aside from the two obvious differences. The MSI 890GXM-G65 has better cooling and power phase features as well as the ability to hold two graphics cards at 8x/8x. However, despite originally thinking that this was an obvious choice due to these advantages, I can't deny the fact that the 880G board has two PCI Express ports available for a sound card. The MSI 890GXM-G65 cannot install a PCI Express card if a graphics card is also installed on the system, and when you install two graphics cards you can kiss the PCI expansion slot goodbye as well. If I wasn't such a nitpicker for sound quality as well as visual quality then I would easily choose the 890 board. Yet, I am sort of an audiophile at times and would love to add an Auzentech X-Fi Forte with a built in headphone amp to power my Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pros when watching movies, listening to music, and playing games. In a sense, I just don't trust the onboard Realtek sound to give me the quality I'm looking for but at the same time this limits my upgradability options as far as graphics cards are concerned. If I had the money I would simply get a 5970 and the 880G board and call it a day but a 5850 at present with the option to crossfire later is very appealing as well. What do you guys think?
  7. Hey all, I have been browsing this forum for a while and have realized that this is one of the more knowledgeable forums on all things PC related. I also noticed that this particular Small Form Factor section is very developed in comparison to other places so I figure you guys will be able to help me decide which case is best suited for my needs. Let me start by saying that I must have a small PC for portability as my job tends to move me around the world every half a year or so. I plan on building a powerful rig that can do everything from TV, movies, work, games, etc. in as small of a size as possible with as much room for upgradability in the future as possible. I plan on building an mATX AMD system consisting of either a 4 core 955/965 or a 6 core 1055T depending on the deals available in a few weeks. I would like to cool the CPU with either a Corsair H50, Coolit ECO, or Xigmatek HDT-S1283 (or similar). The video card will either be a 5850 or 5870 depending on the deals available and I would like this system to remain as quiet as possible so I plan on adding some Gentle Typhoon's if the stock fans are too loud for my taste. I have narrowed my choices down to these five cases: Cooler Master Elite 342 Pros: 1. Cheap price. 2. Nice depth. 3. Good weight. 4. Removable hard drive tray. Cons: 1. 90 mm rear and side fans 2. Must mod to make Corsair or Coolit fit. 3. Very thin metal. Cooler Master Elite 341 Pros: 1. 120 mm fans front, rear, side. 2. Very light weight 3. Cheap. Cons: 1. Very very thin metal. 2. Uglier than 342. 3. Less depth than 342. Lian Li PC-A03 Pros: 1. Aluminum finish and quality. 2. Good depth. 3. Very light. 4. Unique? (Upside down Mobo placement and LED fans) Cons: 1. Expensive. 2. Ugly grill up front. 3. Unique? (Same as the pro). 4. Requires modification for Corsair or Coolit. Silverstone TJ-08 Pros: 1. Good quality. 2. Relatively light. 3. 120 mm front and rear fans Cons: 1. Shorter Depth similar to 341. 2. Very Expensive. 3. Power Supply and Optical drive issues sometimes. Silverstone SG-03/04 Pros: 1. Sleeper style. 2. 120mm fans. 3. Smallest of the bunch. Cons: 1. Perhaps too small (only fit 5870 with slim fan). 2. Must use a Corsair or Coolit. 3. Potential temperature issues. 4. Scary expensive. As you can see all 5 cases have some very appealing positives and some not so appealing negatives. However, I believe that all of these cases have relatively good portability and pack a hell of a punch for their size. The Antec NSK3480 and Antec Mini P180 are out of the question as the NSK3480 cannot really fit a full size power supply and the mini P180 is way too large and heavy. I will be back in the States in 2 weeks and plan on purchasing my components then but I'm really stumped at this decision as I seem to be changing my mind about all 5 cases regularly. I really like the appeal of the cost effective Cooler Masters (especially the 342's extra depth and removable hard drive tray) but also am partial to the quality of the Lian Li and Silverstone cases as well. what would you guys go with based on what I've told you about my needs for a do-it-all micro PC? Thanks guys.
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