ok the e6800 has a multiplier of 9
fsb of 1066
i want to take the e6800 to 3.6ghz so.. so i set it 400x9=3.6ghz
now for my ram.. i would just have to increase it to 400 as well right? so 400x4=1600mhz fsb?
let me know if i'm right.
go with xigmatek. its the same EXACT thing but cheaper. they are made by the same company anyway.
i bought 2 from xigmatek. the vertical and the horizontal heat sink. both are in direct contact (COPPER PIPE + CPU heat spreader)
i just sold my socket 754 and a motherboard for 90 bucks. hahahaha i guess some guy needed a 754 set up bad.
i got so many damn heat sinks laying around everywhere so i gave the guy a brand new big typhoon heat sink
i went home last night and tried to hit 2.9ghz and my computer kept crashing. overall, i say you are one lucky man to have that proc to be able to hit that speed. but like you said, SO CLOSE!!! i would spazz out if i couldn't reach that 3.0ghz hot spot.
Check your hypertransport, is it set to...
hmMm... timings are loose. if you have a friend, i would barrow ddr2-800 and see if you can push the ram a bit higher. you will know in a few minutes if it will boot but the problem is maintaining stability. is your goal to hit 3.0ghz?
no i don't think so. i think the p35 chip set existed before any 45mm came to the market. for instance... if you have an old gigabyte ga-p35-ds3l revision 1 board. you need to update the bios to f8a in order for it to recognize.
yeah i dont now whats going on with the blood iron. heard good and bad. but i know for sure I have read enough reviews about the ga-p35-ds3l board running ddr-1066 and e8400 perfectly fine out of the box.
+ i wont feel so bad when a better board comes around a year from now when i need to...
I dont know maybe it was just that specific blood iron. I've read on other forums ocing on the blood iron gave decent results but i had a hard time keeping the blood iron running stable. When I compared my results to others, it was a little short of my expectations.
as long as the gigabyte...
scythe fans are great an all but waaaay too pricey. there are several different versions of s-flexes that push out different CFMs. I've seen them ranging anywhere from 14.99-29.99.
when i play games our watch movies I either have head phones on max or my 5.1 system up really high so theres no...
Ok after three weeks of owning the E8400 I have went through 1) motherboard already BloodIron (which i returned). I was thinking about getting the DFI Dark board but I decided not to. However, I am getting a Gigabyte GA-p35-ds3L tomorrow.
Here is my set up:
cpu: E8400 3.0ghz planning to...
dont be fooled. i took an 8 dollar logitech keyboard and sanded down all the #s and keys and put it back together in about one hour.
the last time i checked das keyboard cost around 89 bucks or something.
your friends - THUMBS DOWN
OVERCLOCK Q6600 - THUMBS UP
but dont getme wrong overclocking does shorten the life of the proc but seriously who gives a shit when we all buy new comupters or do upgrades every few year(s)
1. hahaha omg...you're the only person that wants to work backwards. about 50 years ago computers were the size of living rooms. hows that for not being frigile and big?
2. orthogonal seems to be the best way to fit on a board where you ahve to connect your video inputs. and just to let you...
you can lap it anyway you want. some people perfer to lock down the heatsink in a vice and lap it using a flat surface. i perfer laying a thick glass down on a flat surface. then tape sand paper onto the glass with the rough part facing up. then let your heatsink rest on the glass/sandpaper and...