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About amajamar

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  1. To clarify. I am stable now, but I changed some settings and had a no boot situation which required XP to go into "last known good ", so I went back to the bios selected OC. I don't want to corrupt my XP install because of failed boot attempts, so I am looking for safe alternatives. I can run prime 95 from UBCD, however, would you consider that a proper test of the OC settings for booting into xp proper? Sorry if I'm not being clear in describing my situation, but I'm a noob with this stuff and don’t want to crash my working XP install.
  2. I just completed my first build. It consists of the following: Asus P8Z68-V Pro, I7 2600K, 8GB Corsair Vengence, XFX HD6790, WD Caviar Black 500GB, PC Power & Cooling Silencer 760 Watt, Cooler Master Hyper 212+, in a Diablotek EVO case. I think it came out pretty nice, and with the exception of the PSU not being modular and having a lot of unused cables, it is pretty neatly wired, as well! Anyway, to my point, I am already running stably at the default OC (4430Ghz) and I have already had a unbootable overclocking mess with having to use "last known good configuration" to recover, so I am a little hesitant to push my luck. Since I am running a migrated WIN XP Pro install that I can't trash or I'm out of business, I need a safe alternative to use to determine my max stable overclock settings, before using it with my standard OS. Can I use UBCD4WIN as a reliable OS to determine if my OC settings will cause an unbootable XP start, or should I create a fresh install of XP on another hard drive to take my chances with? I have a spare XP license to install, and if it gets corrupted I can just reinstall. Just looking for advice about what you guys do to prevent from trashing your main boot install when you are playing around with OC settings. Thanks in advance!
  3. As far as a better upgrade path is concerned, would I be better off with a 1366 build (I can get the I7 950 for $200) and then all I would need is a new processor at some point in the future; is the 1155 socket a dead end?
  4. I was thinking between the Asus P8P67 Pro, AsRock P67 Extreme6, or Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4 mobo. And I was planning on a lesser gpu maybe, Radeon 5770, however prices are falling, so maybe upgrade?! Still just toying with the SSD route, BTW can I load two different OS's on the same SSD? I am planning dual booting my existing XP install and Win 7.
  5. Forgive my ignorance, but what is a "god" anything? Sorry, I'm a real noob!
  6. Hello all, I am a new member (obviously!) and have a minor dillema. I had intended to build my first computer utilizing an I7 950. Now that the new I7 2600K has come out for only a little bit more, I find myself thinking of switching gears. What would you do? The cost of each system would be similar, and I am not a gamer, but I want to enjoy my first build and am not really concerned about a few dollars either way. Other than the processor performance are there any compelling reasons to stay with the 950 build such as future upgradability or other reasons? I appreciate all opinions! Thanks in advance!
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