Fingers, a keyboard, perhaps a monitor. :D
You can get an in depth answer in the overclocking and cooling section, but I would suggest trying to hit 250fsb with a 5:4 divider so your memory can run at ddr400 speeds still. You might have to give your vcore a little bump though, make sure...
Maybe 65c at most and that is if its texas hot outside, i'll have to double check that cause i'm not totally sure. Might be a few days though, no video card and i'm too lazy to put the system back together with an MX.
Parabellum, check your pm, sorry about that!!!
The cooling was a Gigabyte 3Dcooler with AS5, which isn't the best cooling solution but it worked fine for me. I'm about to go vapochill but i'm getting a better heatsink today cause I got paid :D As for why it runs so cool, this might be just with the ES's, but the cpu boots to 1.36v default...
Fly low on the radar and they shouldn't care. IMO it would be a waste of time and money to bust someone for selling a few ES processors. If they started dishing out a ton of them on ebay I would understand.
What kind of temps are you getting with the stock cooler? I was using a gigabyte 3D Cooler cause it was the only 775 hsf I could get at a local store and my temps were around 39-42c idle. My experience with the new E0's is that they run way cooler. My 478 prescott had about a 10c higher idle.
I have no experience with the earlier 775 prescotts but the J ES I have runs at 39-41c idle on psudeo crappy air cooling oc'd to 4ghz. It boots to 1.36v default. Much easier to deal with than my 478 Prescott.
Prescott es chip stepcodes go something like Q64YES or Q65 Q76 and so on and so forth. The fact that that processor has SLJ79 on it should be enough to tell you its not real. I don't know why i'm even posting on this topic again, its clear what is going on.
that is an identical processor(the pic I posted) to the one im using, i've got 10 or so ES chips I have pictures of, if you really want me to post them all give me some webspace
desire, the northwood es chips probably look different.
I have seen a ton of s478 and lga775 ES chips, and NONE of them look like that. They say intel confidential, they do not say a step code, clock speed, bus speed or cache. That looks like someone etched in ENGINEERING SAMPLE.
Well they do have a step code but they start with q's.
So would the P5AD2-E be better for the size of my e-penis? jk :D I'm torn between the fatality and the P5AD2-E, and at the same time the lack of 6800GT PCIE cards(for a reasonable price) is keeping me from getting either:( Thanks for reviewing both though, should make my decision much easier...
I'm leaning more towards the asus board right now because of the crazy raid setups you can do on it. What are your takes on these boards? I haven't had time to look too in depth into them so I was wondering if there are any features that make one board stand out above the rest.