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by skier
Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:52 am
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: LGA1366 Overclock Log
Replies: 19
Views: 18095

Re: i7 920 overclock guesses

Gonna be fun learning the platform, also just ordered a Dominator CL9 2000MHz 3x4GB Kit with fan. high-end triple channel kits are few an far between these days so I figured I should get them while they exist! should just arrive a day or two after my Board and CPU. remembered to use the LR shop-thro...
by skier
Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: LGA1366 Overclock Log
Replies: 19
Views: 18095

LGA1366 Overclock Log

So I am finally getting an i7 (to arrive late this week), granted it may be old now but 8 threads of intel power for $80 shipped (OCN) is too tempting to bear :) So it'll be a 920 D0 chip, and in an EVGA X58 Tri-SLI i'm picking up at the same time, with 2133MHz (Dual Channel :/) CL9 Ripjaws until I ...
by skier
Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Intel Chipset Device Software Aggravations
Replies: 2
Views: 5956

Re: Intel Chipset Device Software Aggravations

my assumption would be that they are not officially signed by microsoft yet (WHQL) so the 9.1.9 may be the most recent WHQL but of course as long as the drivers work I don't usually update anything but the OS after the initial OS install... (Would waste too much of my time, having 5 computers that I...
by skier
Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: NVIDIA GeForce, Quadro and Tegra Forum
Topic: Zotac GTX 570 thermal pads!
Replies: 2
Views: 5806

Re: Zotac GTX 570 thermal pads!

Generally if it doesnt come with them it doesnt need them (65c is warm but they are designed for much hotter) keep in mind they are designed to run without overheating at load in ultra stuffy or dusty smoker's cases without touching the thermal compound, I've never worried about them on any card i'v...
by skier
Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: Modding
Topic: Project P182 Watercooled V2!
Replies: 115
Views: 84531

Re: Project P182 Watercooled V2!

Phenomenal! :prayer:
by skier
Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Modding
Topic: Project P182 Watercooled V2!
Replies: 115
Views: 84531

Re: Project P182 Watercooled V2!

That coloring looks awesome! can't wait to see it pumping
by skier
Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: ThinkPad predicament
Replies: 8
Views: 5766

Re: ThinkPad predicament

make a bootable USB drive or even easier is to have an external DVD burner, they are pretty cheap and come in handy, these days with the surge of ultrabooks at mid level pricing is a good idea, as ultra books don't have optical drives either
by skier
Thu May 16, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: SATA-to-USB adapters
Replies: 10
Views: 5899

Re: SATA-to-USB adapters

well, depending if you actually need IDE (I dont have a single IDE drive anymore, except for a Pentium III machine), I'd just get a straight up SATA-to-USB 3.0 Adapter <-The one I have as far as internal drives on any USB3.0 adapter, most of the time the write/read speeds are around 90MB/s on large ...
by skier
Wed May 15, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: A List Of Start Menu Replacements for Windows 8
Replies: 2
Views: 6259

Re: A List Of Start Menu Replacements for Windows 8

I use classic Shell on my Work laptop, I wouldn't have Windows 8 if it didn't have a start menu
by skier
Wed May 15, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Random BSOD's
Replies: 17
Views: 7616

Re: Random BSOD's

even when playing Crysis 3, Battlefield 3 and Planetside 2 the most cpu hungry games to date it runs fine. however, i am testing for higher stable clock with max vcore right now :lol: cant speak of Planetside (as I've never heard of it) but Crysis has always been GPU-centric, with Battlefield right...
by skier
Wed May 15, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: SATA-to-USB adapters
Replies: 10
Views: 5899

Re: SATA-to-USB adapters

not sure how you've made out, but Linux liveCD's have always worked for me for finding files (or deleting in this case), but I would Run combofix (Combofix can go a little crazy sometimes, but if combofix cant find or remove a virus it either isnt a virus or it cannot be removed. also, run ATF Clean...
by skier
Mon May 13, 2013 4:16 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: SATA-to-USB adapters
Replies: 10
Views: 5899

Re: SATA-to-USB adapters

well, are you trying to load a Windows 7 hard drive externally from an internal drive install to pull data off the external drive?
by skier
Sat May 11, 2013 6:53 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: My E8500 vs Q6600
Replies: 12
Views: 7900

Re: My E8500 vs Q6600

I still think going socket 775 is a dead end. You don't have SATA III or USB 3.0 and if at all very limited UEFI. TBH SATA III wouldn't really be a deal breaker unless he has a large capacity new SSD(Which he only has spindle drives right now..), USB3 isn't really either but he could get a USB3 con...
by skier
Wed May 08, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: My E8500 vs Q6600
Replies: 12
Views: 7900

Re: My E8500 vs Q6600

I think you would still be better served with a Core2Quad, even a Q6600. I got my Q8400 for $140 retail, and with my Memory at 950MHz, Bus at 475MHz (3.8GHz) it is probably better than your E8500 at 3.8 in single thread games/apps, and significantly better in multi-threaded. And with your graphics p...
by skier
Sun May 05, 2013 6:28 am
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Question
Replies: 3
Views: 7463

Re: Question

Knight is correct, it is pretty much only for if you are running a virtual machine (virtual box, vmware etc.) if you don't plan to have a VM I would just leave it off (Myself I have 4 different virtual OS's on my work laptop to stay familiar with them; at Help Desk)
by skier
Sun May 05, 2013 6:25 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Sooooo...What router are you using?
Replies: 9
Views: 4921

Re: Sooooo...What router are you using?

Yeah, that's the weird thing about that Rosewill--the wireless radios were awesome and gave me great coverage albeit better in the 2.4Ghz than the 5Ghz. well, the lower the frequency band the greater the distance it can travel, 5GHz range gives much higher bandwidth for a much shorter distance than...
by skier
Sat May 04, 2013 7:00 am
Forum: Modding
Topic: Project P182 Watercooled V2!
Replies: 115
Views: 84531

Re: Project P182 Watercooled V2!

Classy system you have there now :) Good to know about plasticiser! I plan to watercool my next system in similar epic fashion I would be kind of scared not to replace the rad myself though! though I suppose letting it sit in vinegar for a while or at least flushing with vinegar would have taken car...
by skier
Sat May 04, 2013 6:47 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Random BSOD's
Replies: 17
Views: 7616

Re: Random BSOD's

if it really is an overclock problem, run prime95 blend test for an hour, you'd get a blue screen right quick if it was, and furmark full screen highest settings, no AA to see if it has anything to do with graphics/GPU drivers I would do both of the above on the overclocks you had been running up un...
by skier
Sat May 04, 2013 6:41 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Sooooo...What router are you using?
Replies: 9
Views: 4921

Re: Sooooo...What router are you using?

several months ago I upgraded from a Chinese brand router (Netis) to a TP Link WDR3600, its manufacturer firmware would drop wireless daily when using it as DHCP/DNS (Which is what most users would do!) but I upgraded it to DDWRT and now usually can keep it up for about 6-8 weeks at a time before it...
by skier
Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Migrating SSD to different mobo
Replies: 5
Views: 6634

Re: Migrating SSD to different mobo

if it boots windows you should be good to go! :partyman:

most of the time between changing over motherboards windows will not get very far into booting and cycle repeatedly