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Vic Mackey

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  1. Auto should be fine for stock, but if you OC, you never wanna use auto as it will put the voltage way to high.


    Thanks! Well I changed it to 10.5 and now both the POST screen and CPU-Z say 2800.3Mhz woohoo! :thumbs-up:

    I feel so silly using my computer for the past couple months and it not even running at stock speed. Never had that problem before with other computers I've built.

    Well thanks to everyone for the help, I really appreciate it!

  2. Hey I think I found it in the BIOS options. CPU-Z now reads 2.2Ghz all the time. But that still isn't 2.8Ghz. I think it's because of the FSB being at 266 instead of 1066 right? I bought Patriot ram rated at 1066mhz.



    Brand Patriot

    Series Extreme Performance

    Model PDC24G8500ELKR2

    Type 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM

    Tech Spec

    Capacity 4GB (2 x 2GB)

    Speed DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)

    Cas Latency 5

    Timing 5-5-5-15

    Voltage 2.1V

    Heat Spreader Yes


    But CPU-Z reads this: How do I change the FSB speed?


    2267.8 MHz (8.5 x 266.7 MHz)

    Rated Bus speed 1066.8 MHz

  3. We need a sticky about this. It's to do with the power savings (C1E & EIST) reducing your processor speed whilst your PC is idle. Try running a few programs at once that will load your CPU a bit & you should see it rise to the default 2.8GHz ;)



    Hey thanks for the reply! Well I turned on some more programs and it kept going from 1.6 to 2.2 repeatedly. Is there any way to turn off the power savings?

  4. I recently put together a computer and I don't think the processor is going as fast as it should. This is what it says in CPU-Z. I don't overclock so I'm nervous about changing any setting. The cpu I bought was supposed to be a dual core 2.8GHZ processor. If i'm reading this right it is only going at 1.6Ghz???? How do I make it go the speed it should? I am using the stock cooler FYI. Thanks for the help!


    Processors Information



    Processor 1 (ID = 0)

    Number of cores 2 (max 2)

    Number of threads 2 (max 2)

    Name Intel Core 2 Duo E7400

    Codename Wolfdale

    Specification Intel® Core2 Duo CPU E7400 @ 2.80GHz

    Package Socket 775 LGA (platform ID = 0h)

    CPUID 6.7.A

    Extended CPUID 6.17

    Core Stepping R0

    Technology 45 nm

    Core Speed 1600.2 MHz (6.0 x 266.7 MHz)

    Rated Bus speed 1066.8 MHz

    Stock frequency 2800 MHz

    Instructions sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, EM64T

    L1 Data cache 2 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size

    L1 Instruction cache 2 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size

    L2 cache 3072 KBytes, 12-way set associative, 64-byte line size

    FID/VID Control yes

    FID range 6.0x - 10.5x

    max VID 1.250 V

    Features XD

  5. Well I have some questions about getting an LCD widescreen monitor. First, anyone know if an EVGA 7800GT is capable of widescreen resolutions (1680x1050)? I tried looking up the info on my properties screen but that res wasnt listed (tho maybe its because im using a 4:3 monitor right now).


    Second, is about games. How do I get games to run in that res?? Im also worried about poor performance by running a weird res. Anyone have this happen? And what about dead pixels? I dont wanna pay money and get screwed by dead pixels.


    Lastly, what are the best makers of LCD's?

  6. Hello. I am putting my new computer together this weekend and I bought X3 Reunion and didnt know it used starfoce copy protection. I read on their forums its a huge hassle to work with that program. What do you all think about starforce? Will it screw up other games or make my computer run slower? Im hesitant to install the game now because of starforce. I dont want my brand new computer to run bad because of this program or have my hardware damaged(I read that really happened). Thing is I got the game from Best Buy and I bet they wont let me return it cause its opened. It was never installed but they wont care....

  7. Hello all. I am buying this PSU: ENERMAX Liberty ELT500AWT ATX12V 500W Power Supply 90V~265V (Auto Adjusted) UL, cUL, TUV, CB - Retail


    Now it says it has modular cables. 2 devices on 1 cable? Should I really do that? Im also getting a 7800gt, im assuming that shouldnt share anything right? Can someone tell me if I should be sharing cables with multiple devices?

  8. first off, you'll be fine.  I've used 450's on monsters like my dual opteron 242 and it worked fine.  it'll give ya few minutes in a black out, hold you up in a brown out, and certainly work very well as a surge protector.




    Thanks for the replies! My UPS is by a company called APC. I think I bought it in either Best Buy or CompUsa I dont remember. Its been a couple years :P

  9. I would have to agree, but it should still be just fine for protection, and with auto shutdown software, it should be just fine.  That is assuming your power needs remain the same, and assuming that You dont want to keep on workign while the power's out.  I woudl still look into a new one (i need to as well) but I wouldnt rush out and buy one today.  Look around for nice deals etc.




    Ok thanks guys! So if I use this UPS till next month I should be ok? I wont like blow up my system by using this UPS will I? I planned on turning comp off and unplugging it during a storm until I get the new UPS next month.

  10. All depends on how much power you system uses. But you might need a bigger ups your ups also has to power monitor too so take that into consideration .



    I used a website a few days to determine that and it was like 292W for everything I listed there. I dunno how much my monitor would use its an Imagequest Q910 19".

  11. that is my old rig.... here is new one


    AMD 64 3700+

    Asus A8N-SLI mobo

    evga 7800gt 256mb

    keeping 1.5 GB Corsair XMS from current comp

    keeping my SB Audigy 2 ZS from current comp

    Plextor Dvd-RW from current comp

    WD Raptor from current comp

    Enermax 550W PSU

  12. Ok so I got my computer parts sorted out, now I have a question about my UPS. It is rated for 450W and my new PSU is gonna be 550W. Would you suggest I get a new UPS also? I dont really have money for it right now, do you think it would be ok to hook my new PSU into the 450W UPS until mid february? I can get a UPS then...


    PS I have lived here for 2.5 years and never lost power so do you think it could wait a few weeks?

  13. I'll put the third vote in, buy the 20 to 24 pin adapter for 5 bucks on newegg and your problem will be solved. Also just use the lower end where the 20 pin fits I did that with my msi board before I became aware of an adapter and it worked fine. I just bought another psu, it was time though and I had the money. The boards are reverse compatible with the 20 pin.



    Thanks for the replies! Well I decided im just gonna buy a new PSU. I will need one for going SLI anyways so Im gonna get this one:



  14. The new ASUS mobo im buying has a 24 pin slot but my antec PSU is only 20 pin. Now I did read the FAQ at the top but his example was on an Intel and my new computer will be AMD. Do you think a 20 pin 430W Antec PSU will support power for this computer:


    ASUS A8N-SLI Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

    AMD 64 3700+ San Diego

    Evga 7800gt

    WD Raptor 74gb

    1.5GB Corsair XMS

    SB Audigy 2 ZS

    Plextor DVD-RW

  15. The fans don't draw too much power, so they shouldn't be a problem.  If you're interested in finding out approximately how much juice your system will take, go here.  That should give you a general idea of what to shoot for.  :D




    Wow thanks man you rock!! I put in all my hardware and it says it would only take 292W?? Can that be right? I just thought it would be alot more... especially with the 7800gt. must be cause I only have 1 hard drive and 1 dvd rw drive or something


    Hey I looked at my antec manual and it says my PSU has an output of : +12v 26A, +3.3v 28A, and +5v 36A. how does that sound?


    hmm i was reading the reviews at newegg.com and some people with less than 450W were having trouble... but not every one with less than 450W...

  16. I was thinking of getting a 3700 sandy, DFI LANPARTY nF4 SLI-DR Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail, and an Evga 7800gt and keeping the rest of the stuff in my computer(ram, hd, psu). I will upgrade ram and get a x-fi card later on... Now the evga 7800gt says it requires a minimum of 450W PSU??? Is this true?

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