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by pistyll
Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:22 am
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Q6600 overclock on P5KC
Replies: 4
Views: 4529

Re: Q6600 overclock on P5KC

Hi, just an update after a lot of faffing about with a Q6600 with a vid of 1.352v I ditched it in favour of a Q6600 with a vid of 1.2625v the original Q6600 was from L750B102 week batch it really was a lazy chip no matter what voltage you put through it and I managed to get hold of a L732A920 week b...
by pistyll
Sat Nov 22, 2008 2:08 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Q6600 overclock on P5KC
Replies: 4
Views: 4529

Q6600 overclock on P5KC

Hi, just an update after a lot of faffing about with a Q6600 with a vid of 1.352v I ditched it in favour of a Q6600 with a vid of 1.2625v the original Q6600 was from L750B102 week batch it really was a lazy chip no matter what voltage you put through it and I managed to get hold of a L732A920 week b...
by pistyll
Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:48 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Asus P5KC Pencil mod success!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 3412

Re: Asus P5KC Pencil mod success!!!

Hi, took your advice and increased vcore a little to 1.35v in bios 1.336v in cpuz having thought about it a little my original vid was 1.325v and even with the pencil mod I am asking the cpu to perform some 35% over stock and I really can't expect it to run at 1.325v now can I!!!! anyhow seems a lit...
by pistyll
Sun Sep 21, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Asus P5KC Pencil mod success!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 3412

Re: Asus P5KC Pencil mod success!!!

Hi, I have read elsewhere on other forums that maybe zero vdroop can be a bad thing and that a little vdroop is necessary and is built in to the motherboard as a failsafe?? even with zero vdroop and a greatly reduced Vcore I find the overclock to be a bit twitchy shall we say, my pc sometimes random...
by pistyll
Sat Sep 20, 2008 1:15 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Asus P5KC Pencil mod success!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 3412

Asus P5KC Pencil mod success!!!

pencil mod 100% success!!! After several failed attempts I have finally managed to get zero vdroop and also a great reduction in vcore from 1.4875vcore to 1.3250vcore prime 95 stable therefore my faith in pencil mods is greatly increased and after many many hours of varying degrees of pressure and a...
by pistyll
Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:06 am
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: January Forum Drawing - ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card!
Replies: 313
Views: 84521

Re: January Forum Drawing - ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card!

Hi guys, I really really need this card to put my faith back in amd have they got a winner or is it another knee jerk reaction to intels domination and threatened move into the graphics card market?? I really really hope that amd bounce back as I dont want to be forced to buy intel as the only optio...
by pistyll
Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:01 am
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: E6600 overclock dipping my toes!!
Replies: 6
Views: 3478

E6600 overclock dipping my toes!!

Hi, I know that every overclock is different but I was wondering if anyone could help me with the best way to go about overclocking my new rig as this is the first time I have dipped my toes in the intel pond having been an aMD stalwart since the K6 days I just figured amd have lost the plot at the ...
by pistyll
Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:54 am
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: shutdowns...
Replies: 6
Views: 1917

Re: shutdowns...

i would loosen the timings on your memory and drop them down to run slower as these problems are usually memory related as you up the fsb you are also upping the speed of the memory so drop it down using divider options in your bios and maybe up your vcore a notch as your cpu may be needing a voltag...
by pistyll
Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:49 am
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: Opteron Vs. Athlon X2
Replies: 10
Views: 16243

Re: Opteron Vs. Athlon X2

opterons historically use the best silicon as they are intended for server use and amd can't afford them to break down and are usually clocked at far lower speeds than they are really capable of to make them 100% reliable at quoted clock speeds therefore they are GREAT overclockers and given a choic...
by pistyll
Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:41 am
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: Single VS. Dual core
Replies: 31
Views: 8572

Re: Single VS. Dual core

hope you go well with your dual core but beware there are many benifits associated with dual core but there are a few pitfalls *see 4800+ shutdown problems) my personal opinion is if going dual core make sure you have latest bios update for mobo get dual core optimiser and ms hotfix or if you dont w...
by pistyll
Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:30 am
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: 4800+ x2 s939 shutdown problems
Replies: 11
Views: 4791

Re: 4800+ x2 s939 shutdown problems

ok guys guess this is an end to my 4800+ shutdown problems, I have been a stalwart amd supporter since k6 days and have NEVER built an Intel rig before, well I succumbed and built aan E6600 based core2duo rig and boy what a difference this chip as all core2duo's works straight from the box no faffin...
by pistyll
Mon Jul 23, 2007 2:32 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: decent cheapish gamers case?
Replies: 11
Views: 25218

decent cheapish gamers case?

Hi, I am in the market for a reasonably cheap and cheerfull gamers case that can accomodate plenty of fans for decent airfloor or maybe i will transplant my watercooling setup in it!! I have been considering an Aspire Infinity gamers case it seems to tick all the right boxes for me just wondering if...
by pistyll
Mon Jul 23, 2007 2:22 pm
Forum: New Members Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1857

Hi!!!

Hi, My name is Ian Jones aka Pistyll which is welsh for waterfall, I am 46 and have been interested in computers since 1980. I have owned a ZX81 with the 16k wobbly ram pack, a Commodore vic 20, Commodore 64(My favourite way ahead of its time with dedicated chips sid etc) Atari 520stfm, 2x Commodore...
by pistyll
Mon Jul 23, 2007 1:00 pm
Forum: Memory Forum
Topic: G-Skill 4000 HZ Dual channel
Replies: 7
Views: 2700

G-Skill 4000 HZ Dual channel

Hi, Just had to rma my pc3200 LA 1gig kit dual channel sticks back to G-Skill and unfortunatley they do not make those sticks anymore and had to send me 2 sticks of pc4000 HZ 2 gig set to replace 1 gig the best bloody thing thats happened to me for years!!!! lol thanks g-skill my faith in human natu...
by pistyll
Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:53 pm
Forum: AMD Motherboard Forum
Topic: asus a8nsli deluxe
Replies: 3
Views: 2495

asus a8nsli deluxe

Hi,


can anyone tell me if it is ok to run a ATI x1950pro in an asus A8NSLI Deluxe and any issues that may be associated with running ati hardware in Nvidia motherboards. I am only running a single card so the sli bit should not enter into the equation i hope
by pistyll
Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:50 pm
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: 4800+ s939 psu eater!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1569

4800+ s939 psu eater!!

Hi, Anyone any ideas why my 4800+ s939 cpu has decided it likes a diet of psu's for breakfast, dinner & tea!!! This cpu has been a swine to setup from the beginning but now it has taken a liking to my bloody psu's!!! first up was a generic 500w psu, which i can understand my 4800+ did not get on wit...
by pistyll
Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:25 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: July 2007 Forum Drawing - 750W PC Power & Cooling PSU
Replies: 168
Views: 75697

Re: July 2007 Forum Drawing - 750W PC Power & Cooling PSU

Hope to win this i am in real need of a good psu to power this pesky 4800+ s939 it demolishes power supplies on a regular basis help!!!
by pistyll
Tue Jul 17, 2007 2:20 am
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: 4800+ x2 s939 shutdown problems
Replies: 11
Views: 4791

Re: 4800+ x2 s939 shutdown problems

Hi, Yes psu is Silverstone Zeus is a very popular and reliable quad 12v rail psu should power rig with lots to spare, bios is latest 1805 version, chipset drivers are nforce4 amd 6.66 (sign of the beast!!! lol) microsoft hotfix installed dual core optimiser installed radeon 7.6 catlyst all relevant ...
by pistyll
Sun Jul 15, 2007 10:04 am
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: 4800+ x2 s939 shutdown problems
Replies: 11
Views: 4791

Re: 4800+ x2 s939 shutdown problems

Hi, Yep it looks like a great rig on paper for a s939 but in reality it sucks!! 1. I am not overclocking i would prefer to get a stable rig at stock speeds before i overclock anything 2. I have run memtest and p95 there is nothing worng with those tests in fact my hz modules are brand new as rma for...
by pistyll
Sat Jul 14, 2007 11:52 am
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: 4800+ x2 s939 shutdown problems
Replies: 11
Views: 4791

4800+ x2 s939 shutdown problems

Hi All, my problem is i run 2 rigs both s939 one for surfing and playing games built out of spare bits which runs great for a s939 athlon 64 3500+ but my main rig is still causing me headaches. Basically the problem is random shutdowns I have replaced everything that I can think of to the extent tha...