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by Hapkido
Mon May 05, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: May 2008 Forum Drawing - NZXT Tempest Computer Case!
Replies: 166
Views: 94345

Re: May 2008 Forum Drawing - NZXT Tempest Computer Case!

Well with a case that dazzles like that one I couldn't resist..... enter my sorry old self! Image
by Hapkido
Sat Sep 01, 2007 8:05 am
Forum: AMD Motherboard Forum
Topic: CPU voltage offset setting?
Replies: 4
Views: 7981

Re: CPU voltage offset setting?

Thanks for the helpful reply and personal advice. Works for me...... set at "Disabled". Image
by Hapkido
Fri Aug 31, 2007 8:30 pm
Forum: AMD Motherboard Forum
Topic: CPU voltage offset setting?
Replies: 4
Views: 7981

CPU voltage offset setting?

I just upgraded from an AMD 64 X2 4200+ to a 6000+ and had to reset some items in the BIOS. There is one item which I am not sure of and would like to know about. My board is an Asus M2N-E w/ BIOS v. 1001. The two options available are: 1) "Disabled" (default) and 2) "50.0 Mv". 1. What function does...
by Hapkido
Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:13 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: The BIOS in this sytem is not fully ACPI compliant
Replies: 1
Views: 1638

The BIOS in this sytem is not fully ACPI compliant

I'm needing a genuine "guru" to help resolve a serious problem. Hopefully someone here is up for the challenge. The following is long but perhaps necessary to provide information which would most likely be asked for anyway. The system is just short of a year old and has been working perfectly up unt...
by Hapkido
Sat Feb 10, 2007 10:30 am
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: 'HT' what is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 26875

Perfect!! Image Thanks, that's what I wanted to know. BTW, my HT is currently 920 MHz which according to your information is just about ideal.
by Hapkido
Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:34 pm
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: Overclock my 4200+ dual core am2?
Replies: 2
Views: 1877

You can get your setup to 2.5 Ghz by simply raising the HTT to 228 and nothing more. Temperatures should be fine with your stock cooling.

For testing it, either Super Pi or Prime95.
by Hapkido
Thu Feb 08, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: 'HT' what is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 26875

'HT' what is it?

Thanks to the help of "HONkUS" I have been very successful in overclocking my AMD 64 X2 4200+ to a stable and respectable 2.7 Ghz. So now that I feel relatively comfortable overclocking, my interest is now upon the various elements that one changes in the BIOS to actually do the oc. Specifically, I'...
by Hapkido
Mon Jan 01, 2007 9:49 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Best Air Cooling? Mobo? Memory?
Replies: 9
Views: 2446

Perhaps for the 775 socket. But Frosty also rates the Noctua NH-U12 as the best performing HSF unit in This review conclusion. And the NH-U9 as #3. Go figure. hehe

Different strokes for different folks! 8)
by Hapkido
Mon Jan 01, 2007 12:15 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Best Air Cooling? Mobo? Memory?
Replies: 9
Views: 2446

You might want to consider one of the Noctua products, e.g., see this review:Noctua NH-U12. I'm personally going to go with the smaller version here: Noctua NH-U9F. Don't get caught up in what's "trendy". :roll:
by Hapkido
Sun Nov 19, 2006 8:52 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Overclocking the AMD A64 4200+ AM2 Processor
Replies: 86
Views: 49744

I don't know where you got this idea that the M2N-E needs memory that runs at 1.8v? The Mushkin RAM I have is running at 1.95v. In fact, before building this rig I called Mushkin directly and they were more than familiar with this board and specifically told me to set the memory voltage to 1.95. The...
by Hapkido
Sat Nov 18, 2006 3:17 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Overclocking the AMD A64 4200+ AM2 Processor
Replies: 86
Views: 49744

1) Re: v0402 beta BIOS - Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find any information on what was changed from the previous version 0304 which fixed an issue with memory voltage problems. 2) Re: mb overclockability (is that a word? hehe) I obviously was a little unclear in my previous remarks. Yes, I ...
by Hapkido
Sat Nov 18, 2006 2:16 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Overclocking the AMD A64 4200+ AM2 Processor
Replies: 86
Views: 49744

A few questions: Are you using a M2N-E or M2N-SLi? As mentioned in the article, both performed similarly in overclocking. What BIOS are you running? 228Mhz on the HTT looks like the wall everyone else has been hitting, making the M2N-E and others only suitable for higher multi CPUs. The X2 3800+ wo...
by Hapkido
Sat Nov 18, 2006 1:27 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Overclocking the AMD A64 4200+ AM2 Processor
Replies: 86
Views: 49744

Well, here is my own report for my system: M2N-E Bios: 0405 (Beta), AMD 64 X2 4200+ Windsor, Mushkin PC5300 667 (2x1gig). Below are my results from overclocking this CPU for both stock (2200 Mhz) and oc (2508.1 Mhz). All Benchmark tests were run in Everest Ultimate v3.50.761. I also ran Super Pi and...
by Hapkido
Fri Nov 17, 2006 5:21 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Overclocking the AMD A64 4200+ AM2 Processor
Replies: 86
Views: 49744

Okay..... took the plunge after reviewing my MB manual and Apoptosis' article and here's where I stand now. I'll run superpi @ 32M later on and see how the changes work out.

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by Hapkido
Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:40 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Overclocking the AMD A64 4200+ AM2 Processor
Replies: 86
Views: 49744

Thanks for the confidence boost! I have both prime95 and superpi so I'll run those after each incremental change and also watch the temps. This is all just for fun; part amusement and part curiosity.
by Hapkido
Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:47 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Overclocking the AMD A64 4200+ AM2 Processor
Replies: 86
Views: 49744

Answers: 2) In the article I showed what to adjust and gave some examples on how to do it. Just follow along and give it a try. Well, as I said, I have read the article, multiple times in fact, but unfortunately, it was over my head. I'm uncertain if I would need to change the CPU vcore (whatever t...
by Hapkido
Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:38 pm
Forum: New Members Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi
Replies: 4
Views: 1569

Welcome to the forums... You heard about AMD's 4x4 system? Is that a desktop PC or a workstation? ;) Thanks to both for the warm welcome. I'm not sure who you are addressing with your question, but assuming it is me, the answer is possibly. hehe I recently read about the ongoing CPU war going on be...
by Hapkido
Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:16 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Overclocking the AMD A64 4200+ AM2 Processor
Replies: 86
Views: 49744

I have some basic questions about overclocking which I am hoping someone can answer. My system specs: - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ - Asus M2N-E - Mushkin SP 5300 667 (2x1gig) - EVGA E-GEFORCE 7600 GT KO - Stock cooling My goal is to bump my CPU to 2.5-2.6 using the stock cooling. Average core temp 34º-3...
by Hapkido
Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:54 pm
Forum: New Members Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi
Replies: 4
Views: 1569

Hi

I am officially retired but still hire out as a IT Systems/Computer Advisor and maintain a small local office with 30 workstations. Since I have free time available to me I decided to build my own system, finally.... and now have an interest in possibly overclocking it for fun.