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    2011 SILVERSTONE Strider Gold ST1200-G 1200W: still using it - any concerns?

    Okay good to hear :). Yeah I think because the need never came up and it's been fine, I didn't even think about it. After I finished my build, I suddenly realized how long I'd been using it. lol. But hey, kudos to Silverstone I guess
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    2011 SILVERSTONE Strider Gold ST1200-G 1200W: still using it - any concerns?

    Okay thanks. Yeah it has not been pushed hard much over the years. Just light gaming and office type stuff. It's never been off for more than a week, so at least I've avoided the extremes.
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    2011 SILVERSTONE Strider Gold ST1200-G 1200W: still using it - any concerns?

    Just wanted to get some input from folks. I have a Ryzen 3800xt system and the one component that has survived the last decade is my power supply: SILVERSTONE Strider Gold ST1200-G 1200W I purchased this new in 2011 and it's been chugging along without any problems since then. Just wondering...
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    help me pick new ram 12gb i7

    I've been running 12GB of the G.Skill Trident DDR2000 RAM in my i7 system @ 1640Mhz for the last 6 months without any issues (aside from a recent issue with one of the sticks). Though they're plenty capable, I haven't tried tightening the timings any lower than CAS 7. But I don't do anything...
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    10GB of RAM out of 12GB sometimes shows up - ideas?

    Okay - trying HWM BlackBox. As I cycle through the RAM slots it, it shows the Module Slot #. Ram #1 = DIMM0 Ram #2 = DIMM1 Ram #3 = DIMM2 Ram #4 = DIMM3 Ram #5 = DIMM4 Ram #6 = DIMM4 Presumably it should be DIMM5. So maybe it's the last stick...
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    10GB of RAM out of 12GB sometimes shows up - ideas?

    Okay - very odd. I rebooted and it's showing 10GB of ram in Task Manager as well as the boot up screen when the machine is first powered on. However, CPU-Z shows 12288MBytes of RAM and all 6 slots show up in the SPD tab.
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    10GB of RAM out of 12GB sometimes shows up - ideas?

    Yah wasn't looking fwd to figuring out which stick was bad.
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    10GB of RAM out of 12GB sometimes shows up - ideas?

    Ahh good call on CPU-Z. Didn't think of that- word I'll check that and run memtest. Yeah I know 12gb is a bit of overkill :). Thanks!
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    10GB of RAM out of 12GB sometimes shows up - ideas?

    Hey guys... so having a weird ram issue - please see the system specs in my sig. I've got 12GB of the G. Skill Trident running @ about 1638Mhz (well below spec), CAS 9, 1.64V. My system is OC'd to 4.3ghz at the moment (was at 4.4 but backed off a little). Sometimes between reboots, the...
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    My 1st OC

    Nice - I just started OC'ing my new 920 last night as well - getting similar temps w/ the Apogee XT waterblock. I passed 20 rounds of lynx @ 4.2ghz (200x21, 1.35V vcore, 1.344V under load) last night so I think I may just keep it at 4.2ghz. Anyway, going to run p95 for a few hours to make sure...
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    Trouble installing Win 7 Pro x64 on P6X58D

    Okay - fixed. ran the ultimate boot cd and the magicpart ..deleted the partitions and then reran win 7 setup. That seems to have fixed it. I think not properly removing the disks from RAID mode screwed things up for a bit.
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    Trouble installing Win 7 Pro x64 on P6X58D

    Alright, so I just finished putting this new i7 rig together and for some reason I'm having issues getting Win 7 to install onto a chosen disk: I've got 2 WD Black 1TB drives and 2 Seagate 1TB drives - all SATA All SATA controllers set to AHCI. First I went into the RAID utility and...
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    Gigabyte GA-X58A UD3R memory advice

    I went with 2 x 6GB kits of these G.Skill: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231254 They're CAS 9, but I can probably tighten them up if I'm running 'em at less than 2000mhz
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    DDR3 12GB (3 x 4GB)?

    I went with 6 x 2 of G.Skill DDR3 2000 - it still wasn't cheap ($430) but $800 for a 4x3GB kit (1600mhz at that) is a bit much right now.
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    Turbo Boost and Speed Step Question

    So wait - what if you want the multi to stay locked at 21? What combo of settings should be set?
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    Help me decide......920 or 860

    Looks like it.
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    New to water cooling. I have a few questions.

    I've got push/pull on my mcr320 that's on my cosmos s case - mounted on the roof of the case. Initially, I had the 250mm side fan pushing air in and 3 120x38mm ultra kazes pushing air up while 3 normal 120mm fans pulled from the top of the rad. I was pushing hot air through the rad. I...
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    Help me decide......920 or 860

    Now days I seem to game more on my PS3 and do Blu-ray transcoding on my main box. My Q9650 @ 4.2 ghz can encode a movie @ 45fps/40fps on 1st pass / 2nd pass for 720p and about 37fps/30fps at 1080p. It does vary a little depending on whether the blu-ray is VC1, h264, or MPEG-2. That's a...
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    ASUS P6X58D reviews/opinions?

    Hey - I just bought a 920 D0, the P6x58D premium, etc. and I plan to do the build (watercooled) this weekend. Keep in mind I'm coming from a Q9650, so this'll be my first time overclocking an i7 - I've read up on it, but one question I have for you guys - what exactly do I need to do to keep...
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    Are swiftech's radiator/pumps any good?

    It was a little daunting for me the first time as well. I bought the Swiftech kit that came w/ an Apogee GT block, MCRES, 2x120mm radiator, bought tubing, etc. It's pretty straight forward to put together as long as you prep your case (had to mount the rad outside on my old case, so had to...
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    Help me decide......920 or 860

    Yeah I was wondering about this myself - though it was after I had already ordered parts for and picked up an i7 920. The 860 marginally bests the 920 at stock speeds (it's clocked higher so that's no surprise) and I think its Turbo boost functionality works on more cores than the 920. But...
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    Corsair H50 CPU Cooler Preview.

    Looking at some of the reviews on the Corsair H50, it performs better than a good number of air coolers and on par with the lga1366 TRUE on a i7 920 @ 3.5ghz under load. Idle temps are in the low 40s which is higher than most good air coolers, but load temps are comparable. Also, it looks like...
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    h50 preapplied thermal paste? thoughts?

    Good to know! Once I replace the Q9650/mobo w/ my i7 920 in my watercooled case (cosmos s), I was going to pick up another case for the Q and get an h50 for it (i have one in my q6700 machine also). I will probably do push/pull on it if it helps.
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    Corsair H50 CPU Cooler Preview.

    Though I have a proper waterblock / pump / res / triple rad setup for my main Q9650 system, I did randomly buy the H50 at Fry's one day for use with my Q6700 box (family box, only stress is 1080p h264 encoding). I've been pretty happy with it - admittedly a single 120mm radiator isn't exactly...
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    Core i7 920 or 960 for OC'ing on water?

    Alright - picked up the cpu yesterday - core i 7 920 SLBEJ = D0 right?
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    Core i7 920 or 960 for OC'ing on water?

    Done! Bought a Core i7 920 from Microcenter which I will pick up this week. Also ordered the Asus P6X58D motherboard, 12GB of G.Skill DDR3 2000, and the Swiftech Apogee XT block, along w/ some Arctic Cooling MX-2R tim. Looking at my newegg order history, it looks like it has been over a year...
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    Core i7 920 or 960 for OC'ing on water?

    Hmm and Microcenter has the 920 for $200 ... good price and the store is like 5 min from my office. hmmmm
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    Core i7 920 or 960 for OC'ing on water?

    Well, cooling-wise I already have a water cooling setup. I'd just move the Q9650 and mobo into another box and air cool it (or get a corsair h50, which works well on my other q6700 box @ 3.6ghz). So for the core i7, I'd just buy the cpu, mobo, and a new waterblock. So if you're saying with...
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    Core i7 920 or 960 for OC'ing on water?

    Or I could just wait for Gulftown I suppose.
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    Core i7 920 or 960 for OC'ing on water?

    Hey guys - from what I've read, the 920 is a great chip. Looks like 4ghz+ is doable with good cooling. I've been running a Q9650 @ 4.2ghz on water (see sig) for the last year and have been pondering an upgrade to an i7 system. I do alot of blu-ray -> 720p/1080p encoding and gaming...
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    Corsair H50 Fan Recommendations

    Yeah even I'm curious about whether a better fan would make a difference in cooling w/ the h50. My Q6700 is oc'd to 3.6ghz and my idle/load temps are 35/60 - which is still better than the old days w/ the Tuniq Tower. I use the fat Yate Loons for pull on my Q9650 3x120 rad, but I think all my...
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    What internet speeds would wireless N be capable of?

    Yeah I think so. I've got a Netgear WNDR3700 router and 16mbit Comcast internet (i know it's not 40/20) and the WLAN runs at 300mbit (@5ghz) / 270 (@2.4ghz) and my speedtests max out. Now that ISP speeds are slowly catching up to the ol' 54G, I think any 130 - 300mbit N connection should help...
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    Remote Desktop problem - Please Help.

    lol - well hell this is the first time I've used any non-Pro/Enterprise/Ultimate flavor of Windows - so I didn't see it coming either. Lesson learned :)
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    Remote Desktop problem - Please Help.

    To answer the other questions - 1 - yes, I could ping all machines on the LAN via the DOS ping command 2 - I tried the Remote Desktop connection using both the netbios name and the lan ip unsuccessfully.
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    Remote Desktop problem - Please Help.

    Sorry for the delayed response guys - yeah my username / password is the same for all 3 machines. I did a quick google search and it seems that though the Home Premium Version of the win 7 includes a "Remote Desktop" option, it doesn't work with Win 7 Pro. I did a quick anytime upgrade to Pro...
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    Remote Desktop problem - Please Help.

    Hi guys - having a weird issue with Remote desktop. My house has a built in ethernet ports so I have a Gigabit lan throughout the house. I have 3 machines - my primary q9650, an e5300 media server, and a household Q6700. I rebuilt the Q6700 last night (raid 10, 8gb, 3.6ghz oc, wc'ing) and...
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    Corsair H50 Installation Video

    Awesome. I saw the H50 yesterday at Fry's when I was buying RAM and picked it up for my secondary Q6700 machine. My primary Q9650 box has a conventional swiftech wc setup, but I thought I'd give this a shot. Installation was very straight forward and my early impressions are that it works...
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    2 WD Black 1TB drives in Raid 0 any Issues?

    Alright, well for now I'll try the RAID 0 and Raid 1 on the same 2 drives deal. Actually I do have a 3rd 1TB drive (seagate barracuda 32mb cache), so i was pondering whether that would be useful. But I suppose I should just let that be separate huh? My board does have a 2nd RAID controller...
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