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by LVCapo
Mon Nov 07, 2005 11:23 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: Winter Temps Rock!!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 6342

got you beat, mine is at -51C 24/7
by LVCapo
Mon Nov 07, 2005 5:15 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Crucial Ballistix PC4000 2GB Memory Review
Replies: 9
Views: 3753

They weren't too hot to touch.....but they were very warm. They didn't quite hit the 250FSB mark at 2.5, but did come damn close at 248FSB. I was mostly impressed by the versatility of these modules and the fact they were able to achieve their full range of timings at or near their rated voltage.
by LVCapo
Mon Nov 07, 2005 4:30 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Crucial Ballistix PC4000 2GB Memory Review
Replies: 9
Views: 3753

I've been using these sticks pretty heavy the past two weeks. My results from benchmarking are actually quite a bit lower than what I see from actual consumers on forums. Most are hitting DDR600, but I topped out at DDR584. I played HL2, CS:Source, and Rome: Total War for hours at those specs withou...
by LVCapo
Mon Nov 07, 2005 1:23 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: How to Stop Receiving Credit Card Offers
Replies: 14
Views: 3435

this is a great thread, between this and the cell phone thing we are going to start building quite a support system for consumers
by LVCapo
Sun Nov 06, 2005 10:30 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Headphones?
Replies: 21
Views: 4973

I tried those Zalmans and really didn't like them.... the sound quality was okay, but they got really uncomfortable after about 15 minutes (but I'm a wuss when it comes to my eyes and ears)
by LVCapo
Sun Nov 06, 2005 7:55 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Headphones?
Replies: 21
Views: 4973

maybe he should clarify whether he wants a headset or headphones......I think we all agree on Sennheiser. I was going to buy the 165's but they were sold out almost as fast as they went on sale....so I bought the 155s and love them
by LVCapo
Sun Nov 06, 2005 3:03 pm
Forum: AMD Radeon and FirePro Forum
Topic: SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600XT 256M DUAL (LITE) AGP #450
Replies: 33
Views: 8617

all I have to say is that I'm not going any further into it, because I do not feel it is a necessary or relational topic to this specific forum, I just wanted to make it clear that you attract more bees with honey than with vinegar...it's fine to give good positive suggestions and just merely corre...
by LVCapo
Sun Nov 06, 2005 1:44 pm
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: s939 Opterons
Replies: 75
Views: 18329

I had a 146 Opty. It was doing about 2.5 at deafult vcore, no more, so I sold it. I sold it for 2 reasons: 1. Prices were getting ready to drop, and I did not want to lose a ton of money to sell it later and buy a new one 2. The one I had was not a great clocker at default vcore, my X2 3800+ does 2...
by LVCapo
Sun Nov 06, 2005 1:41 pm
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: s939 Opterons
Replies: 75
Views: 18329

Yeah, they are hitting 2.7-2.8GHz on air, but at fairly high temps and with a lot of V-Core at the upper end....they don't seem to be scaling as well as the initial release. For the money you are probably better off with the 3700+, or even the 3500+. However, the new dual core Opterons are showing t...
by LVCapo
Sun Nov 06, 2005 1:34 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Headphones?
Replies: 21
Views: 4973

Sennheiser all the way..... I just tried 4 different sets, and these are the most comfortable best sounding headphones I've ever used. SENNHEISER PC 155 USB PC Headset - Retail at Newegg.com http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16826106381 I have also heard very good things about the 1...
by LVCapo
Sat Nov 05, 2005 7:51 pm
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: s939 Opterons
Replies: 75
Views: 18329

I think the reason no one jumped on it is because the hype died out pretty quickly. I know you and I talked about them via PM, but the truth is after the intial release, the quality and O/C ability really dropped off, along with a serious price increase and lack of availability with vendors...and th...
by LVCapo
Sat Nov 05, 2005 3:27 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: mosfet water cooling!
Replies: 11
Views: 2795

yeah, MOSFETs are the least of my worries as well. btw, it's off-topic somewhat, but I have a goal I think is achieveable and I am willing to try it: 3 GHz over Exos2 in the Tsunami. I will initially use air (probably SI-120), then later go for the system. I know now you have your X2 4800+ @ 3.1, b...
by LVCapo
Sat Nov 05, 2005 12:40 am
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: mosfet water cooling!
Replies: 11
Views: 2795

I've been running anX2 4800+ at 3.1 GHz with a single 120mm fan blowing on the mosfets, they don't get too warm (I'm really anal about temps and have active cooling on everything).
by LVCapo
Fri Nov 04, 2005 6:23 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: mosfet water cooling!
Replies: 11
Views: 2795

nicely done....but a complete waste to be honest....decent air flow is all the mosfets need, the cooling kit would have to be super high end to make up for the poor flow through all of that, and to be honest, the only components that you should really W/C are the CPU, GPU, and chipset....at most. Bu...
by LVCapo
Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:08 pm
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: AMD Athlon 64 FX60 Processor Rumor Mill
Replies: 84
Views: 20850

You are probably right.... but I think that would be a horrible waste on their part. how are you going to seperate pricing on something like that, especially considering the performance will not be very much different between the two CPUs. I think AMD would be better served sticking with the FX line...
by LVCapo
Thu Nov 03, 2005 1:58 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Upgrade
Replies: 12
Views: 2731

DFI Infinity SLI...........................................................$122 AMD 3700+ San Diego...............................................$202 2GB OCZ OCZ4002048ELDCPE-K...............................$219 XFX 7800 GT...............................................................$329 Western ...
by LVCapo
Thu Nov 03, 2005 1:32 pm
Forum: Press Releases
Topic: NVIDIA Selects Corsair as First Certified SLI Ready Memory
Replies: 6
Views: 1660

which, to me at least, is crap. It is going to lead to unfair marketing practices in the sense that a company can and will extort money from other companies to merely let them be "certified", when in fact their product will not perform asny better than a company that is not certified. To this end yo...
by LVCapo
Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:49 pm
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: AMD Athlon 64 FX60 Processor Rumor Mill
Replies: 84
Views: 20850

I know nothing more than most..... but AMD has said on several occasions that the FX line would stay single core and be aimed at the high end gaming set.... while the AMD64 line would gradually shift to dual core. Thinking about it logically, with the O/Cs that people are getting from the 4800, how ...
by LVCapo
Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:37 pm
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: AMD Athlon 64 FX60 Processor Rumor Mill
Replies: 84
Views: 20850

The FX line is going to stay single core. They have already said they are going to release an X2 5000+
by LVCapo
Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:36 pm
Forum: Press Releases
Topic: NVIDIA Selects Corsair as First Certified SLI Ready Memory
Replies: 6
Views: 1660

uh, yeah, "SLI Ready memory"...... marketing gimmick.........next week there will be an announcement for SLI ready floppy drives..... then SLI ready cases.......and finally SLI ready headphones and case fans.......(rolls eyes)