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by trueg50
Tue May 29, 2007 8:01 am
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: CPU compatibility/interchangability question
Replies: 2
Views: 2646

How did you determine that the CPU was bad? 1) Can you boot-up at all? if so then it is most likely not the CPU. 2) Is your system overclocked? then the CPU could be the problem, then you just need to change the settings or return it to default speed/ voltage/ multiplier. 3) How did the system crash...
by trueg50
Mon May 21, 2007 7:53 am
Forum: NVIDIA GeForce, Quadro and Tegra Forum
Topic: GeForce 7600 GS ... Updating drivers ?
Replies: 4
Views: 21086

WAIT!!! you dont want those drivers, you are running Vista correct? than why are you downloading drivers for windows XP/2000? go under "graphics driver -> geforce TNT2 -> windows Vista 32bit" you have to be careful and read the various choices, looking for one that suits you best, not just the first...
by trueg50
Mon May 21, 2007 7:45 am
Forum: NVIDIA GeForce, Quadro and Tegra Forum
Topic: My New Video Card for My New Build Should Be....?
Replies: 14
Views: 3817

I'd say unless you are looking to directx10 games, just go for a 7600GT, or a 7900gs. both are great for the games you listed. By the sounds of it the power of an 8800GTS would be wasted on those games. However in a year or so you most likely will be regretting the 7600GT or 7900GS. it all depends o...
by trueg50
Mon May 21, 2007 7:39 am
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: May 2007 Forum Drawing - CoolIT Hooks You Up!
Replies: 126
Views: 50916

wow, lots of cool (no pun intendid) stuff. I'm in!
by trueg50
Wed May 02, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: NVIDIA GeForce, Quadro and Tegra Forum
Topic: Nvidia confirms 8800 GS, Ultra
Replies: 10
Views: 4418

I believe that they will be releasing the 8600GTS /GT with 256bit. It seems logical, Nvidia released the 8600's quickly to get a mainstream card out to market, beating out ATI's mainstream cards. Realizing how much the public disagrees with the mediocre performance increase compared to the other x60...
by trueg50
Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:03 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: March 2007 Drawing - 3 2GB Super Talent DDR2 800MHz Kits
Replies: 241
Views: 83539

I am most certainly in!
by trueg50
Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:11 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Nforce 680i SLI board replaced the ab9-pro
Replies: 27
Views: 7207

Just thought I should share some tidbits of advice for you all. Core 2's have maximum temps of around 60 degrees C, temps higher than that can cause damage. To clarify, you are talking about idle temps right? Since stock settings on most c2d's I have seen run over 60C constantly during load. If the...
by trueg50
Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:53 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: LF a good reasonable watercooling solution
Replies: 8
Views: 2283

well ciscokid, http://www.xoxide.com I would recommend going there first, better deals than newegg or tigerdirect for cooling stuff. I have been very satisfied with my ThermalTake Big Water SE, and ThermalTake GPU water block too. only $120 for it, or you could go for the ThermalTake silent water sy...
by trueg50
Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:48 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: Northbdige cooling advise
Replies: 6
Views: 3501

Sorry about the multi-post, still getting used to using forums.

The P5N32-E SLI and the P5N32 SLI deluxe are completerly different. the "-E" means it is using the 680i chipset. and its northbridge, properly cooled, can burn you to the touch easily.

any one have any tips?
by trueg50
Wed Feb 21, 2007 4:36 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: Northbdige cooling advise
Replies: 6
Views: 3501

Northbdige cooling advise

Hey everyone,

I have a P5N32-E SLI 680i motherboard. The north/ south bridge gets very hot. The motherboard already has some pretty extensive heat piping.

I was wondering, has anyone tried any after market coolers with this, or any 680i motherboards?
by trueg50
Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:44 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: Just When You Though HSF Couldn't Get Any Bigger...
Replies: 26
Views: 6051

For that much o a hassle to install, and the amount of space it takes up, you could easily go for a liquid cooling kit.

Worried about it ripping out your motherboard? I would be more worried about what it would do to my hand/foot if it ever fell out!
by trueg50
Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Best Asus P5N32-E SLI cooler?
Replies: 0
Views: 1169

Best Asus P5N32-E SLI cooler?

Hey everyone, I have a P5N32-E SLI 680i motherboard. The north/ south bridge gets very hot. The motherboard already has some pretty extensive heat piping. I was wondering, has anyone tried any after market coolers with this, or any 680i motherboards? Can anyone suggest any northbridge water cooling ...
by trueg50
Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:36 pm
Forum: NVIDIA GeForce, Quadro and Tegra Forum
Topic: Geforce 8900GTX and 8950GX2 details listed
Replies: 13
Views: 5496

I feel quite bad for AMD as well. AMD's CPU division is getting pounded by Intel, and shows no sign of being able to mount any sort of counter Intel. Intel has the overclocking community with their overclockable Core's, the server market is taking a hit with quad core's, and Intel has 45 nm's coming...
by trueg50
Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:24 pm
Forum: Memory Forum
Topic: 4GB this summer - Yes or no?
Replies: 27
Views: 9154

I would recommend against going for 4 gigs, maybe at the most get another gig. Going from 512 mag of RAM to 1 gig increases performance by 50 percent, while going from 1 gig to 2 gigs only offers an increase of 10 percent. Before you upgrade, look for some programs out there that monitor your RAM us...
by trueg50
Sat Feb 17, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: best gaming rig money can buy for 800$
Replies: 23
Views: 5804

Sorry I cannot be of more help, but all I can recomend, is going for: 1. Core 2 Duo E6400 2. Asus makes several motherboards that easily fit you budget. 3. Any case that takes ATX, and comes with atleast a 450 watt PSU. The rest of the $800 can go to the other components such as video card, RAM, etc...
by trueg50
Sat Feb 17, 2007 6:20 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: given our current state on vista..
Replies: 18
Views: 3537

Despite Vista's supposed short comings, it will be the new standard, like it or not. For me, and with most IT people across the globe, I won't consider buying it until the first service pack comes out. Some how I highly doubt the authenticity of the guy getting a BSOD with incompatible hardware, mor...
by trueg50
Sat Feb 17, 2007 6:01 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: what can i do while i wait to buy my new pc?
Replies: 8
Views: 2139

Have you taken a look at what OCZ has? Their platinum edition is pretty good. nice overclocker, I put mine from 800 mhz, 4-5-4-15 to 900mhz, 4-4-4-13. and they have a warrentee for their RAM, up to 2.2 volts. I have tried them at upto 2.4 volts, and they remain cool to the touch Or You can get some ...
by trueg50
Sat Feb 17, 2007 5:54 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Think i have a big problem !
Replies: 8
Views: 2232

The problem is most likely your power supply. Despite what other sites might tell you, go with what the manufacturer recommends. Nvidia most likely recommends atleast 250 watts. For what power supply, I highly recommend the Hiper type R, it is modular, 560 watts, and very well built, if looking for ...
by trueg50
Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:44 pm
Forum: Memory Forum
Topic: Calling Memory Gurus
Replies: 14
Views: 4749

Go for OCZ platinum edition. Though you want to got for very fast RAM, and thus very expensive. it is very useless. If your RAM frequency exceeds your FSB, then that creates a bottleneck, you would then have to drop the CPU multiplyer, and increase the FSB. picture filling a 20 ounce coke bottle wit...
by trueg50
Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:36 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Core Duo -> Core 2 Duo
Replies: 11
Views: 5139

I highly doubt it would work, first you would need to have a BIOS that supports it, second, core 2 duo requires a different chipset. and finally they are incompatable sockets.