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by egtx
Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:23 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: 6-Way Intel Core i7 CPU Cooler Roundup
Replies: 22
Views: 6684

Re: 6-Way Intel Core i7 CPU Cooler Roundup

So I decided to buy the Noctua cooler and I got it installed a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately, I am not able to get thermals anywhere close to the ones posted in this article and others I have seen on the web. At stock speeds, my CPU idle and load temperatures are 10-20C higher than the ones pos...
by egtx
Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:15 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Running 12GB of DDR3 Triple Channel Memory on Intel Core i7
Replies: 14
Views: 5758

Re: Running 12GB of DDR3 Triple Channel Memory on Intel Core i7

Nice review. Did you have to up your vQPI any? I am runnign OCZ Gold 1600 12GB kit and found that I need 1.66 vDRAM and 1.3 vQPI for stability. As for others wondering "why 12GB" I can speak to my experience as a software developer needing a ton of memory for extreme multitasking. Often I will have ...
by egtx
Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:06 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Windows 7 Thoughts?
Replies: 7
Views: 2426

Windows 7 Thoughts?

Wondering what folks think of the Windows 7 beta. I am finding that I am compelled to install it on almost every machine available to me. It's hard to explain exactly, but the overall polish applied to it so far makes it nice to use. I have been using Vista x64 for a couple years now and I have been...
by egtx
Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:41 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Newegg Suspends $50 Gift Cards?
Replies: 16
Views: 4968

Re: Newegg Suspends $50 Gift Cards?

I'm really disappointed with this as I was hoping to use the rebate card to purchase some more storage.

Has anyone gotten any more information from Newegg about this?
by egtx
Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:32 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Thinking about going i7, opinions?
Replies: 12
Views: 1887

Re: Thinking about going i7, opinions?

Agreed about sticking with the i7 920. It's a great value. My local Fry's in Dallas is also selling them for $229 right now which is an awesome value!
by egtx
Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:29 am
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: Free Open Source Video Converter!
Replies: 6
Views: 2548

Re: Free Open Source Video Converter!

I've had good results with Handbrake, especially on my new i7 box. It took advantage of multiple cores very well!
by egtx
Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:29 am
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: January 2009 Forum Drawing - Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 CPU HSF
Replies: 145
Views: 86976

Re: January 2009 Forum Drawing - Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 CPU HSF

Entering the contest. Thanks LegitReviews and Noctua!
by egtx
Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:26 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: 6-Way Intel Core i7 CPU Cooler Roundup
Replies: 22
Views: 6684

Re: 6-Way Intel Core i7 CPU Cooler Roundup

So I re-read the posts one last time before contacting Newegg and realized my error was not putting the bracket under the clip. DOH! Once I did that, it attachs quite firmly. Thanks so much for the help.
by egtx
Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:25 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: 6-Way Intel Core i7 CPU Cooler Roundup
Replies: 22
Views: 6684

Re: 6-Way Intel Core i7 CPU Cooler Roundup

So to be sure, the clips attach firmly to the cooler? I think my cooler is machined incorrectly. The screws don't screw into the cooler at all. They just drop in, as the hole is too large. The screw into the brackets just fine and are nice and snug. Time to contact Asus...or NewEgg. Thanks for the h...
by egtx
Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:00 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: 6-Way Intel Core i7 CPU Cooler Roundup
Replies: 22
Views: 6684

Re: 6-Way Intel Core i7 CPU Cooler Roundup

I bought the Triton 81 but I am feeling nervous about the installation. The LGA 1366 brackets don't secure firmly to the cooler. Instead the screws just kind of sit in the holes and you can pull the cooler off easily. It seems this is not right...or is it? Shouldn't the brackets attach firmly to the...