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by Cannyone
Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: EVGA E761 X58 SLI Classified Motherboard Review
Replies: 9
Views: 4443

Re: EVGA E761 X58 SLI Classified Motherboard Review

Whoa! ~5.4GHz is definitely sweet! But that's quite different from what I'm trying to do. Still my hat's off to ya... :)
by Cannyone
Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: EVGA E761 X58 SLI Classified Motherboard Review
Replies: 9
Views: 4443

Re: EVGA E761 X58 SLI Classified Motherboard Review

...<snip>... Regarding that EVGA Forums link with the destroyed socket, the only thing I can think of is he either got the socket hot enough to weaken to weak the solder bonds holding the pins in place, something adhesive was layered on the back of his CPU when he put it in the socket and yanked pi...
by Cannyone
Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:20 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: EVGA E761 X58 SLI Classified Motherboard Review
Replies: 9
Views: 4443

Re: EVGA E761 X58 SLI Classified Motherboard Review

I got the E760 version of this board. As far as I can tell, it cost more and I got less (namely the OC panel). But I chose the board for several other reasons. First, I liked the idea of the 10-phase Digital PWM section. Second, I liked the idea of there being more "gold" in the CPU socket, as this ...
by Cannyone
Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: 13 Intel Core i7 LGA 1366 CPU Coolers Compared
Replies: 31
Views: 14970

Re: 13 Intel Core i7 LGA 1366 CPU Coolers Compared

Well first I remounted the Zalman 9900 with Arctic Silver 5. Next I installed a 120mm fan in the lower portion of my 5.25" bay (pulling air from the front of the case). Then I actually set my voltages instead of letting the board set them for me. So with Vcore, an VTT, set to 1.2875v and my VDimm se...
by Cannyone
Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: 13 Intel Core i7 LGA 1366 CPU Coolers Compared
Replies: 31
Views: 14970

Re: 13 Intel Core i7 LGA 1366 CPU Coolers Compared

Ok, I should probably take a chill pill... but my brain doesn't stop. So I have to ask a completely different question. Is the V10 really good? And if it is, can I modify it so I can support it? (I don't want it warping my motherboard!) Also do you think it will fit over the top of Corsair Dominator...
by Cannyone
Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Coolit Domino A.L.C. Water Cooler Review
Replies: 31
Views: 21180

Re: Coolit Domino A.L.C. Water Cooler Review

In relation to the Domino ALC I found this review at NewEgg: " Pros: The unit performed admirably, My Q9550 idled at 28c would rise to about 34-36 under heavy load. I have a full tower so install was easy and took about 30 minutes. Fired up the Computer and I was good to go. However......3 weeks lat...
by Cannyone
Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Coolit Domino A.L.C. Water Cooler Review
Replies: 31
Views: 21180

Re: Coolit Domino A.L.C. Water Cooler Review

Guys How loud is the Domino when the fan is on high? As I said in another thread, I'll be putting it in a HAF 932 case. And the fans in that are whisper quiet (a fact that I am rapidly getting used to! :) ). So I'm hesitant to get something that will be "loud"... though honestly I guess I have to ad...
by Cannyone
Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:39 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: 13 Intel Core i7 LGA 1366 CPU Coolers Compared
Replies: 31
Views: 14970

Re: 13 Intel Core i7 LGA 1366 CPU Coolers Compared

I can currently get the Domino for $71.25 (with free shipping), but I think I have to wait for the Corsair H50 to be available. I mean the Domino does have features like multi-fan modes and the LCD. But real performance is what I need.... oh and I have to figure out some kind of internal fan bracket...
by Cannyone
Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: 13 Intel Core i7 LGA 1366 CPU Coolers Compared
Replies: 31
Views: 14970

Re: 13 Intel Core i7 LGA 1366 CPU Coolers Compared

Doh! I discovered why my "load temps" were LOW! I had unchecked "Hyperthreading" support. When I left it checked and ran OCCT, the CPU rapidly overheated as everything really was at 100%. No harm done, because it shut down the test automatically. But I do know that I'll need a better cooling solutio...
by Cannyone
Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: 13 Intel Core i7 LGA 1366 CPU Coolers Compared
Replies: 31
Views: 14970

Re: 13 Intel Core i7 LGA 1366 CPU Coolers Compared

I have two questions: (Both of which might be indicated by other articles - but are not obvious in this one) 1. Is your CPU a D0 stepping? or a C0/C1 stepping? 2. How are you getting a single temperature result? I have Core Temp 0.99.4 and it gives me 4 individual "core temps". So I might guess you'...
by Cannyone
Sun May 31, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: Case fans direction
Replies: 4
Views: 2270

Re: Case fans direction

The one thing I might add is that it helps to the air "into" the case slightly higher than "out of" the case. This "Positive Pressure" helps keep out the dust. "Negative Pressure" makes your case act like a vacuum cleaner. :P
by Cannyone
Thu May 28, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: ASUS Rampage II Extreme X58 Motherboard Review
Replies: 20
Views: 6166

Re: ASUS Rampage II Extreme X58 Motherboard Review

ASUS Rampage II Extreme X58 Motherboard Review In my opinion, if I was to get a Core i7, I might as well shell out a couple extra dollars and get this over the P6T. Such a great motherboard. It's only $100 more than the P6T... I don't know... this board has that "Supreme FX sound card". The Chip fo...
by Cannyone
Sun May 24, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: XFX To Introduce Power Supply Line Soon - 850W Black Edition
Replies: 13
Views: 9427

Re: XFX To Introduce Power Supply Line Soon - 850W Black Edition

If they can build a unit that is truly worthy of the "80 Plus Silver Certified" claim. And sell it for a reasonable price. Then I would be interested. Still I'll probably spring for an Enermax Revolution 1050W, since I'm certain that is a "high efficiency" unit.
by Cannyone
Sun May 24, 2009 10:12 am
Forum: Press Releases
Topic: ASUS Announces Easy Overclocking with the ROG OC Station
Replies: 1
Views: 996

Re: ASUS Announces Easy Overclocking with the ROG OC Station

The one draw-back that occurs to me is that it's "bay mounted"... see my desk is occupied with 2 displays, so my case sits off to one side (just over 3ft.). When I first saw this I thought it might have it's own power brick, with a cable attaching it to one's system, and sit on the desk. Oh well! As...
by Cannyone
Sun Jan 04, 2009 1:45 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Coolit Domino A.L.C. Water Cooler Review
Replies: 31
Views: 21180

Re: Coolit Domino A.L.C. Water Cooler Review

I was previously very interested in Swiftech's H20-120 Compact >> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835108100 . But this even less expensive and probably performs better as well. The "catch" for me is that I'll have to switch to a different case, as neither of these will work wit...
by Cannyone
Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Asus X48 Rampage Extreme Motherboard Review
Replies: 8
Views: 4673

Re: Asus X48 Rampage Extreme Motherboard Review

I don't buy Asus motherboards anymore. Regardless of how stellar they may perform. I just don't have any confidence that the board I get will work as well as the samples given out for review. [-X
by Cannyone
Mon Sep 15, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: Press Releases
Topic: Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning Deploys to Retail Stores
Replies: 1
Views: 825

Re: Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning Deploys to Retail Stores

I was previously interested in Warhammer Online. But with the release of Spore Electronic Arts instituted a completely unfair copy protection scheme, that limits the number of Installations (in Spore's Case to 3). So since they feel like they should punish people who buy their software, I'm not buyi...
by Cannyone
Mon Sep 01, 2008 2:38 pm
Forum: AMD Radeon and FirePro Forum
Topic: AMD Doesn't Want You To Think NVIDIA is a Robin Hood
Replies: 1
Views: 1466

Re: AMD Doesn't Want You To Think NVIDIA is a Robin Hood

I totally agree with AMD/ATI on this issue. But Nvidia is too greedy! I knew a long time ago that SLI would work on "non Nvidia" platforms. A prime example was some of the ULi chipsets (prior to their being bought out by Nvidia - mind you this was only done to kill their competitive developments!). ...
by Cannyone
Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:33 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Crackaling Speakers
Replies: 22
Views: 4628

Re: Crackaling Speakers

I have an X-Fi card as well. I'm running Vista 32bit. I never got any crackling until I enabled the CMSS and Crystalizer. I would recommend you check your Audio Console (in the Control Panel), and try disabling those two features. Hope that helps... But there are "known issues" with X-Fi cards. It m...
by Cannyone
Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:47 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Crackaling Speakers
Replies: 22
Views: 4628

Re: Crackaling Speakers

Are you running some flavor of X-Fi sound card?