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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    2 WD Black 1TB drives in Raid 0 any Issues?

    I ordered two Western Digital Black 1 TB drives yesterday as a bit of an upgrade for my sig machine. Right now I've got two Seagate 250GB 7.2k drives in RAID 0 (using the Asus Maximus II's built in raid). I've got that array split 250/250 for WinXP x64 and Win 7x64 beta. I'll have my official...
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    Question - Dual Powerline Networks

    Hey guys, I'd appreciate some input from you networking gurus on something. Right now, I've got kind of a hybrid network at home. Our only cable line comes in through the garage and so we have the following setup: downstairs: cablemodem (comcast 16mbit) -> D-Link DR-655 router ->...
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    Q6700 + Gigabyte EP45-UD3P

    Hey guys...my second machine's PSU died yesterday and so I replaced it w/ a Corsair 550W PSU - but I also replaced the crappy Asus P5NE-SLI with the Gigabyte board. I don't think it could handle the Q6700 as it was difficult to OC at all on it. I had been running it at 3.6 for the last 6...
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    Should I upgrade my Apogee GT?

    Hey guys..so I have the Swiftech Kit in my sig. With my Q6700 @ 3.6ghz, it's worked great. But now I'm running a Q9650 @ 4.2ghz, and idle temps tend to be a bit high - 50 50 39 39 idle (yah i know, freaky cores 0 1 / 2 3 temp split). I was just wondering if it would be worth it to upgrade...
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    Quick question about p45 boards / Asus Maximus II Formula - PCI-E x16 slots

    This board isn't an SLI board, but has 2 X16 PCI-E 2.0 slots. I understand that you can do crossfire with ATI cards and in which case both slots run at x8/x8. If you have two nVidia cards (gtx260 core216, 8800GTS) that obviously aren't SLI'd, as the 8800GTS is only being used for physx, will...
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    Q9650 Overclocking!!

    I figure since there was a price drop on these suckers, there might be a few of you picking up Q9650s to OC. Since this is a slightly different animal from the Q6xxx series voltage-wise, I thought I'd start a thread on OC'ing them. Plus I can always use the suggestions. About to start a...
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    Q9650 Cores 0,1 6C higher than 2,3

    So I just installed a Q9650 a few min ago and as the title says, cores 0 and 1 are idling around 34C and cores 2 and 3 are idling at 26C according to Coretemp. I cleaned the water block, spread an even line of thermal paste (TX-2) across the CPU like i've done a million times and then put the...
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    Extremesystems.org rant

    So I was looking at an OC thread on that site and decided to register so I could post some help or ask a question or something...check out the reply I got after a) registering, b) activating my account and c) awaiting "approval": ============================== Dear prasvt, Unfortunately...
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    Help with Asus Maximus II Formula SATA weirdness

    Never a dull moment when I do a new build. So I've got 3 250gb sata disks connected to ports 1 (Seagate), 2 (Seagate), and 3 (WD) and 2 optical drives on ports 4 and 5. Port 6 is connected to the case's eSATA front panel port. And then I have a Seagate 500gb eSATA drive connected to the back...
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    Asus Maximus II + Q6700 overclocking

    So last night completed a new build - added a Coolermaster Cosmos S (awesome case, 3x120mm rad in ceiling) and upgraded my ip35 Pro board to an Asus Maximus II (pci slots died on the p35). So I haven't gotten a chance to do any manual overclocking as I only finished last night, but I did...
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    HELP!! iP35 Pro PCI slots not working!!

    Okay so I replaced my OCZ 600w psu with a modular Zalman 850w yesterday. I didn't disassemble anything aside from removing the old psu and putting in the new one. My watercooling pump sits on the floor right next to my x-fi and sometimes the x-fi comes loose from the pci slot. So once I...
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    Case that can fit a 3 x 120mm Radiator inside?

    Hey guys, So my Thermaltake Aguila case (mid tower) is way too full of hardware right now: GTX 260 Core 216 (long as hell) 3 SATA hdd 2 SATA optical drives x-fi pci card wifi pci card swiftech micro-res swiftech 655b pump various fans for cooling watercooling tubes (just the q6700...
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    4 x 2gb Mushkin DDR2 1066 Question

    I'm using 2 sticks of these right now w/ my Q6700 / ip35 Pro system. I'd like to add another 2 sticks for a total of 8gb. Will I really have big OC problems if I use all 4 RAM slots? Right now I'm running @ 3.6ghz (360 x 10 though other combos work). Does anyone know? Thanks!
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    Crazy home wifi setup - need some help here

    So check this out...Our house (which is about 2 years old) has very thick walls and with our N router, it's been tough to get a good signal everywhere. To complicate matters, because we have dish network hd for tv, the one cable line is coming in from the garage. So, for a while, the only way...
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    Abit iP35 Pro - Switching to AHCI from IDE in Win XP x64

    So lately I haven't been all that pleased with Vista - went from Vista Ultimate x64 for a few months to x32 for a few weeks. Had some trojan / virus issues despite having symantec endpoint and spybot / teatimer running (useless programs and my fault for letting it happen). So now I'm back to...
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    Q6700 / Abit iP35 Pro crashing in Sisoft Sandra

    Hey guys, wondering if anyone else has had any problems with Sisoft Sandra Pro XII in Vista x32/x64 or with a P35 board. For some reason, my machine freezes when I run any of the benchmarks. It happened when i was running Vista Ultimate x64 and now in x32. It's kind weird...this happens when...
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    My stupidity ... killed my radiator

    So I got one of those 120mm Panaflo fans and it's a bit thicker than a standard 120mm fan. I could have used a small screw since the fan holes were open on either side but .. I decided to use a long screw. So guess what my dumb ass did? Yup. Busted a water line in the radiator. Keep in mind...
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    Memory dividers, high fsbs vs high multis

    Mkay, in the process of helping someone try to oc (and also for my own oc aspirations), I'm wondering about a few things. 1) Is it better to keep a 1:1 fsb:dram ratio? I know w/ my mushkin PC8500 ram, the people at mushkin suggested 1:1.2 ratio w/ the Abit P35 mobos - of course that's maybe...
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    Push/Pull configuration

    So my Swiftech 2 x 120 rad is configured such that the top 120 is pulling (due interference w/ the psu power plug) and the bottom fan is pushing...both are 2000rpm rdm1225s fans. I added TT 1225 120mm to the front of the bottom part of the rad for a push / pull config. Just curious about...
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    Computer won't start - dead mobo? HELP

    Hey guys...having some problems with one of my computers. Here are the specs: C2D e2200 Asus P5N-E SLI motherboard Rosewill 500W PSU GeForce 7300GT PCI-E 2 x Seagate SATA 250GB in Raid 0 1 x 180GB Samsung IDE NEC DVD/RW 2 x 1GB G.Skill DDR2 800 Okay, so the last time the computer...
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    Quick coolant question

    So in the FAQ they say using distilled water w/o any additives is best (provided I clean/prep the wc parts properly first). The swiftech kit I'm getting today comes w/ a bottle of coolant, so should I just not mess w/ it? I bought 2 gallons of distilled water ...so I'm good if I just use that...
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    More noob'ish questions about WC

    Hey guys...so I'm getting my Swiftech Apex GT wc kit tomorrow and as I've been perusing various threads, a couple of questions have come to mind. First off I read that before you stick everything in/on the case, you should run the circuit for 24 hrs outside of the case. Now, with the...
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    New case or water cooling or both?

    Hey guys...so it's pretty hot here in northern cal in the summer and my dad hates me turning the AC on during the day. Needless to say it's usually about 75-77F in my room. My Q6700 is sitting in a Thermaltake Aguila case: The black version of this one...
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    Q6700 OC'ing - Is Vista more unstable than XP?

    Ehh..so in my continuing quest to get my Q6700 stable at 3.5 - 3.6 I've read scattered accounts that XP 32 seems to be more stable than Vista 64. That being said...I'm using Vista Ultimate 64 right now, but I can always erase it and install win XP32 or XP64. About the only thing i'd have to...
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    Core #3 is the weakest link?

    So whenever I try to run Prime95 @ 3.6 ghz, regardless of how much Vcore I throw at it (well say, 1.545 and below), Core #3 fails pretty quickly. Prime95 will show 100 errors (calls them warnings) real quick ("sumout" or something). At 3.5 ghz, 1.505 Vcore, 1.31Vtt, 1.52 NB, the machine is...
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    Q6700 + iP35 Pro overclocking ...help needed

    Hey all...so I upgraded my e6420 to a Q6700 yesterday and I've been having problems getting the machine stable at speeds above 3.3ghz. Mostly b/c A) not sure what to set voltages at and B) b/c the PWM temps are pushing 75C under load (prime95). I thought about removing the heatpipe setup and...
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    Q6700 / P35 (iP35 Pro) OC questions...

    Hey all.. so I ordered a Q6700 to replace my e6420 today since I've been doing alot of video encoding and could use the extra power. It'll be hooked up to my Abit iP35 Pro (with the latest beta v.17 bios) and cooled by my Tuniq Tower 120. I've got 4 sticks of OCZ CAS5 DDR2 800 (which is partly...
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    CAS4 vs CAS5

    Hey all...I've got an e6420 running at 425 x 8 = 3400mhz. I've got the CAS5 G.Skill (..nq) DDR2800 2x1gb sticks in there, running at 797 (15:16). I can get the RAM to run at 4-4-4-12 normally, but I was wondering whether stability could decrease when the cpu is overclocked alot. Right now the...
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    side panel + 25cm fan for thermaltake MID tower?

    Hey all. Question...I've got a thermaltake Aguila midtower case that I bought last year and I've been wondering if anyone makes a side panel with the big fan for it. Initially, I intended to get the Armor case which has the side panel with the 25 cm fan, but for whatever reason I went with a...
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    How to fix Vista dualboot after reinstalling XP - HELP

    Hey guys...I've got WinXP dual booted with Vista and suddenly today (for the 2nd time in a week), XP has started acting up. I can't connect to my wireless router in XP either by wire or by wireless for some reason. Anyway, I hadn't really installed anything in XP aside from drivers since I've...
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    X-Fi and Z5500D speakers in Vista question

    Hey, why does Vista show "speakers" and "spdif" as separate entities in the vista audio panel? Considering "speakers" includes an "enable digital io" option, it seems a bit redundant. Oh btw, I've got an x-fi fatality pro gamer series with digital coax going to my z5500d speakers. Another...
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    P6N SLI-FI weirdness - should I be concerned?

    A few days ago my computer wigged out a bit - in WinXP, there was an exclamation mark next to my 8800GTS in the device manager, but in Vista everything was fine. But then I was having strange problems when I would reboot. A couple of times the BIOS forgot my boot order and naturally the boot...
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    MSI DualNet Wireless G/Bluetooth card problem

    Hey all. Well, I have an MSI Dualnet combo 802.11G/Bluetooth PCI card. I used it in my previous Nforce4 / Athlon X2 system with no problems. I haven't used it in a few months, and decided to install it in my current machine (see sig). Well, I got it to work after it initially didn't show...
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    Help buying a PSP

    Hey all...I've seen bits and pieces on this topic here and there...but there's so much information on forums that it's hard to get a straight answer to this. I'm thinking of buying a psp in the next week or two, but I want to be able to mod it so it'll play downloaded games. My roommate modded...
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    Best reasonably priced DDR2 for Core2?

    Hey all...I have a question. I'm kind of thinking about building a Core 2 e6320 system in the next month or so. I've kind of gotten tired of my x2 4600 system (alot of random problems). I noticed that DDR2 800 prices have gone down alot. Since I've been an AMD cpu user for the last 7 years...
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