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  1. Just out of curiosity, why did you choose the H80 instead of the H80i? I know there was a significant upgrade in fan and tubing quality with the H80i. And FWIW, I agree with what Euro has said thus far. I shouldn't comment on the second 7970 because I have not kept up with that series of cards. However, you may find that one 7970 suits your needs just fine
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    Looking to upgrade my gaming cpu soon

    It's too bad really, there's some good advice in this thread
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    LED control question

    I have the same case, and wanted to do the same thing by splitting the 2-pin connectors. I contacted CM asking how many times they could be split. Their answer: they should not be split. Take it FWIW. I do not know what your budget is, but you could add something like the Nzxt Hue. It comes with LED strips you stick on the inside of the case, and the front panel controller allows you to adjust the amount of red, green, or blue the LEDs emit. For more money, you can check out Corsair's Link Lighting Node with a Link Commander. It will allow you to have much more control over your lights (via software), but it's certainly pricier. Hope this helps!
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    Looking to upgrade my gaming cpu soon

    You should probably look into a Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling, or a Corsair PSU between 700 and 800 watts. Those brands offer very reliable PSUs. I've had personal experience with the Corsair TX and AX series, as well as the Seasonic M12II 620w and they've given me zero problems.
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    Looking to upgrade my gaming cpu soon

    I agree, except the OP already has the GTX 660. If he wants to sell the 660 and upgrade to a 680 he could. Otherwise, the 660 should be plenty of horsepower for running games at 1080p if that's what he's using. He might just get away with a build that's half the price of his original!
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    DisK not Recognized

    +1 I do the same thing IVI It just seems to roll off the tongue better that way.
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    DisK not Recognized

    Thanks for the input wevs, I will definitely leave my SSD on the Marvell controller since it is quite stable. I am satisfied with the real-life speed it provides, regardless of the benchmarks only showing about 385MB/s read (specs say 550). Once I get a graduate, get a job, and start getting money instead of giving it away like candy at a parade, I will upgrade so I can ditch this Marvell controller and install more RAM Yes, I know...I saw Bubba's post and must've had ACHI on the brain. Thanks for pointing that out to me!
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    DisK not Recognized

    My SSD is on the Marvell controller. I've been hearing (from Waco) that the Intel 3gbps provides faster random operations than the Marvell controller, so I was thinking about switching it. Since I changed it to IDE mode though, I think I'll keep it on the Marvell controller.
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    DisK not Recognized

    I will try that, thanks guys. I do have everything set to ACHI mode. I'll mess around with the settings and see what I can do. Edit: It worked!! I set my Intel Sata controller to IDE mode and it worked after a restart. Thank you so much!
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    DisK not Recognized

    I updated it at one point a while ago. When the problem first started, I searched for updated FW versions and the latest was already installed. I'm afraid I will eventually have to reinstall Windows, but I have neither the time nor the energy (nor the bandwidth) to reload all my programs at the moment. I hope there is a fix for it somewhere!
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    DisK not Recognized

    BB1 - The only one I can think of is ImgBurn. Other than that, I just use Windows/iTunes' built-in burning capabilities. Freddie - My Computer --> I double click on the drive and it says no disk inserted. It will not start Autoplay or anything.
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    DisK not Recognized

    It's strange because I had no problems with it at first. It does not read any of the above. I just tried all three...very frustrating.
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    x124 BSOD

    Every once in a while, my system crashes without warning. I've noticed it happening on a regular basis when playing Just Cause 2, where my screen will freeze up indefinitely and will show blocking/artifacting. It also happens after roughly 1.5 days of folding. The time frames seem pretty consistent. Bluescreenview says it's a x124 BSOD. The first time I got it, I increased the vcore from around 1.2 to 1.22. I was using this guide for the error code interpretation. After another of these BSODs, I increased the vcore to 1.25. It just BSOD'd again with the same code, so here I am asking for help I uploaded a screenie of the error codes. What other information do you need, and what advice can you give me? Thanks in advance!
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    x124 BSOD

    To everyone who replied to this thread, thank you. My rig has been folding for over five days straight without so much as a hiccup. I ended up with a voltage of 1.2625 on core and 1.30625 on the QPI. Once again thanks for the help!
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    HAF XB Server - Dual Xeon Sandy Bridge-EP LGA 2011

    WIth the work it sounds like you will be doing, you do not want to lose any data. With six drives, the chances of one failing are high. Not to mention you will be putting them in a RAID 0 configuration, which effectively doubles the chances of data loss from drive failure.
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    Normal Temps for AMD 8120 CPU

    It's really not bad at all, just annoying if you're sitting right next to it. You can completely get rid of the issue by plugging the fans into the motherboard, which is what I am currently doing until they release the update. If I hadn't been doing some recording recently, I would have just left them connected to the pump.
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    Normal Temps for AMD 8120 CPU

    I will just put in a plug for the H100i here too, as it was mentioned in the thread. It's a great cooler that gives phenomenal results. The price is not bad, and sometimes you can find it on sale at the Egg. My only complaint about it is the high-pitched noise emanating from the fans. If it weren't for that issue, the cooler would be completely silent (though it can get very loud with the fans turned up). Corsair said they have a firmware update in the works for the noise, so hopefully we will see a solution here soon. Let me know if you have any questions about it.
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    H100i

    Well I broke down and bought the H100i on Tuesday. Thanks to the Egg it arrived here earlier this afternoon. I was able to get some good data before and after installing, as well as some pics. I will post pics and details of my testing tomorrow when I get time. For now, suffice it to say this cooler rocks. My i7 930 @ 3.9ghz went from 75C under load (Zalman 9900 with AS5) to 58C (H100i stock paste). I always thought the 9900 was a great cooler until I put this thing on my chip. Pros: --Silent pump --Quiet fans (see cons) --Simple mounting --Great pre-applied thermal paste --Corsair Link V2 is very handy and lets you monitor coolant temp and control pump speed, fan speed, and lighting effects. You can also change the background case image to whatever you want. --Tubing is soft and flexible --Great aesthetics Cons: --Fans make a rattling noise (constant, but not noticeable over the hurricane of wind once the fans are cranked up all the way) --SATA power cable is much too short, forcing me to add another SATA cable from my PSU (personal preference) --Some radiator fins are slightly bent (not really a con, as this cannot affect performance, just aesthetics) --While it supports socket 1366, the instructions do not tell you which standoffs to use (choices: 1155/6 or 2011 standoffs). After a quick chat with a Corsair rep, who spoke my language and connected within a minute, I was told to use the 1155/6 standoffs. Hopefully they include this information in future revisions of the quick start guide.
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    x124 BSOD

    Wow it finally makes sense, thank you wevs!
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    hello

    Welcome Chris, glad to have you here!
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    x124 BSOD

    Thanks for the input guys, I knew it had to be something to do with the vcore or QPI. I've tweaked it some, and after a long period of folding it is stable. I will report back if I experience any more issues, but it seems better for now. I ended up increasing the vcore to 1.26875 and left the QPI alone. If I get the error again though, I will definitely take your advice wevs. Bumping the QPI up to 1.35v would most likely do the trick. Also, what is VTT? I've not seen that particular voltage in my BIOS, so when someone mentions it I feel like I am missing something. Once again, thank you!
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    x124 BSOD

    My QPI/DRAM voltage is 1.30625. I've messed around with it in the past, and the small adjustments I made seemed to have no ill effects. Not sure why I left it there instead of 1.3 though.
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    x124 BSOD

    I backed them down to 1.6v. I pulled up the RAM specs on Newegg and they are rated for 1.5-1.6v. I must've ran them higher due to having instability in the previous BIOS revisions of my motherboard. Could running extra voltage to these sticks damage the controller over time?
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    x124 BSOD

    I think I might need to decrease the voltage a bit, but the ram divider is at stock. Thanks db. It's odd that my memory has been stable for this long at those speeds though...
  25. My 480 is currently folding at 82C. It's been like that for a while. 70s is nothing to worry about at all
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