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    chkdsk after overclock

    What option in the bios would increase the voltage as you suggest?
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    chkdsk after overclock

    NOTE: Message edited to reflect a better reading of Events: After running my 3770K on an Asus P8 Z77-V Pro for about a year, I decided to bump the speed up to 4.4GHz via the mulitplier. Things seemed to settle in nicely at 1.224 volts (max observed using -.020 offset), temps never went above...
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    ASUS P8Z77-V PRO and usb 3.0

    Which usb 3.0 ports are powered by ASMedia? The specs say ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller : *7 4 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board) Intel® Z77 chipset : *7 4 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board) Intel® Z77 chipset : But I've apparently overlooked the...
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    Overclocked, no idle

    Well this turns out to be operator error -- no surprise there. One of the first things I did when configuring Win7 (before I ever messed with the BIOS) was to choose the High Performance power config which apparently does not allow any OS de-clocking of the processor. I thought I was seeing...
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    Overclocked, no idle

    OK, I loaded the optimized defaults (F5) and my idle state returned. RAM timings were wrong so I went back into the BIOS and made only one change -- loaded the XMP profile. Idle state went away. Bleh. Maybe I can just set the timing manually and keep my idle state... not sure I can overclock...
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    Overclocked, no idle

    New 3770K owner here. I've settled in to a decent, stable 4.4GHz overclock @ 1.216 volts on an Asus P8 Z77V Pro. The curious thing is that I seem to have lost idle capability, i.e., the processor speed remains at 4.4 at both idle and full load; voltage is constant as well. All I changed in...
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    Buying a CRT - need advice on specific models

    There was a reference (earlier in this thread?) about a down-loadable service manual. I think there are two holes in the case that allow you to access the on-chassis focus adjustments. It seems like many of these units are not so hot out of the box, but they respond well to tweaking. RE the...
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    Buying a CRT - need advice on specific models

    So, do you have any more of those back in the corner? Can we buy them directly from NEC? I'm sure I purchased my wife's monitor from them direct.
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    Buying a CRT - need advice on specific models

    Yeah, probably for their staff. :mad:
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    What Happened To Crt?!?!

    I started this thread a few weeks ago. I gave up trying to find a CRT a bit too soon. :(
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    Look at my heat sink and fan!!

    That's exactly backwards. If your FILTERED air flow IN is greater than your exhaust OUT, then you end up with a slightly pressurized case which should keep dust from being sucked in through every nook and cranny—as it would if the reverse were true. Was the side mount fan on your dad's case...
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    Bus Lock?

    Is the function that keeps the PCI and SATA buses within spec when increasing the FSB built into the chipset or is it a feature supplied by the mobo maker? I have a Tyan K8E with the nV4 chipset and an Athlon X2 4400+. I realize that the mobo and the CPU are not the best OC tandem, but I'm just...
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    Iiyama 22" CRT still available

    Out of curiosity, I emailed the vendor and asked about the monitor. Here is the reply: Dear H, Thank you for your inquiry with Ajump.com. The Iiyama Vision Master Pro 514 22" Color Monitor (P/N 7290032) is sold as a new unit. The warranty period is 3-years with the manufacturer. You...
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    Iiyama 22" CRT still available

    Iiyama's have always had good bandwidth in my experience (they used to advertise their lofty refresh rates as a selling point); their build quality was also good. My 19 incher was well made and lasted nearly 8 years with frequent use. The display just recently started to shrink in about an...
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    Iiyama 22" CRT still available

    Oops... never mind. :)
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    Iiyama 22" CRT still available

    I'm not sure that "superior" and "refurbished" belong in the same sentence. I have some first-hand knowledge of how electronic things earn the tag refurbished and that knowledge does not inspire confidence. Best case, you're getting a monitor that functions within tolerences that has an...
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    Iiyama 22" CRT still available

    I stumbled across this last evening. I've no idea if they're new or refurbed (but they cost like new), so for those lamenting the demise of the CRT this might be worth checking out. I only wish I'd found it before I replaced my 19" Iiyama with a Dell LCD.
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    BIOS update saves me 10°C on CPU temp

    Yeah, I figured I had a bad IHS and was considering lapping it. I am SO glad I didn't go through the anguish of trying that (or worse, taking the IHS off).
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    BIOS update saves me 10°C on CPU temp

    I have a Tyan K8E with a X2 4400+. From day one, the CPU temps have been high: idle temp has been 43° and the load temp was just scary (let's just say that I've seen 62°+). I tried AS5. I tried the new 4 pipe HSF from AMD. I tried swapping the 80mm fan for a 92mm. Nothing helped. With summer...
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    Standby for LCD: Yes or No?

    When I ran a CRT, I always had Windows put the monitor in standby after 30 minutes of non-use. What about with a LCD? Instead of switching off a high power circuit, Windows is just turning off the backlights. Turning lights off and on is typically not a great way to extend their lifespan, but...
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    Refresh rate question.

    Higher refresh rates are better for CRTs, which use phosphors. The illumination of phosphors decays quickly (partially by design) and thus the need to be refreshed often. The general consensus is that anything below 70Hz is unacceptable. LCDs don't use this technology and so 60Hz is usually...
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    Who else wishes high-end PC CRTs were still made?

    Not only high end ($2000+) but also prosumer models in the $700 range. I nearly bought 2 LaCie 19" monitors about a year ago and talked myself out of it. Now, my Iiyama proofing monitor just died and I am not optimistic about finding a color reliable LCD without spending a bundle of money.
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    is my IHS not completely flat? or is the contact bad.

    Lapping a CPU always scared the bejeebers out of me anytime I ever considered it. How's the best way? Wet? Dry? Sandblast?
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    2005WFP S-Video problem

    "kept asking for the service tag" I think it's Tech Support humor. You get the same stonewall if you try to contact support via the Internet. I finally uncovered a valid email address and I got prompt service, but only after 3 hours of chasing my tail on Dell's website.
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    Which 20-21" monitor do you have? How satisfied? [POLL]

    I'm on my second 2005FPW. The first had major backlight bleeding; the replacement is tolerable. The color and illumination uniformity are not as good as the first one, though. I guess it's worth what I paid for it (~$360).
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    2005FPW backlight bleed fix.

    RATS! Oh well, thanks anyway. And so much for the idea of user-replaceable lights....
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    2005FPW backlight bleed fix.

    Well, I received my replacement 2005 from Dell and there is a lot less backlight bleeding, which is a good thing. However, the color temp/brightness is not as uniform on the new monitor as it is on the old unit (which, of course, has a worse bleed problem). SO, I didn't see it spelled out in...
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    CFM of Opteron HSF

    The 80mm fan (on the 4 pipe heatsink) is thermally controlled. I've never seen mine go much above 2500 RPM even though it's supposed to hit ~5000. And that includes the Prime95 stress test when the mobo reported 63C. You can take a single strand of wire and wrap it around the thermistor leads...
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    2005FPW backlight bleed fix.

    AH. I misunderstood the purpose of the tape. I thought it was being used as a sort of cushion but instead it's used to block the light. I'm not sure how I came to that erroneous conclusion. Maybe my bad translation of the French site... :)
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    2005FPW backlight bleed fix.

    Maybe I missed this point, but did you put just a single layer or thickness of the ET around the screen? Do you think a double layer (or more) would be a benefit in the areas that tend to leak the most light?
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    Backlight Testing on Samsung 21" 215tw

    This looks reasonable to me. Where did you buy it and how much did it cost? What other observations can you make on this model (color accuracy, black level, etc.) Do you think it would make a good display for a photog?
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    2005FPW backlight bleed fix.

    Yep. Looks like the backlight bleed issue could have been fixed long ago by a piece of rubber or plastic. Wonder why their engineers never figured it out? Maybe lack of interest.
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    CRT's

    B&H has some CRTs in stock. I looked an a 19" NEC not long ago. It may be about the best of what's left. I think I'll buy my wife a new flat panel and take her CRT. I do photography/graphic design and I just can't afford $1200+ for a reliable flat panel. B&H NEC Review
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    2005FPW backlight bleed fix.

    Excellent. You know, you could probably have a nice little business repairing these things. Or maybe even buy returns from Dell cheap, fix them, and resell...
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    Just got my 2005fpw in from UPS

    US_CAG_Customer_Care@dell.com The above is a good address. I emailed the following: Monitor Issue No "SERVICE TAG" I have a 2005FPW, REV A03 (Customer Number: xxxxxxxx, Dell Order Number: xxxxxxxxx) with severe backlight bleeding (a known issue). I cannot access your online...
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    Just got my 2005fpw in from UPS

    Thanks.
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    Just got my 2005fpw in from UPS

    It's more like two fingers up. My 2005FPW *does* have severe backlight bleeding (unlike the posted photo--if that were mine, I'd keep it). However, when I try to contact tech support online, they require the input of a Service Tag number which, unfortunately, this monitor does not have. I...
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    Do I trust these temps?

    Stock voltage. I have neither another board nor another processor so I really don't have any way to compare.
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    Do I trust these temps?

    4400+ X2 idles at ~43 and hits ~61 under load, according to Speedfan and Everest. Swapped the old style, 2 pipe OEM heatsink for the new AMD 4 pipe design. Applied AS5 correctly. No change. Slapped on this larger fan. No change. I'm wondering how reliable my temp sensor is. The ambient...
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    A XP-90 VS Dual-core pipe heatsink

    Given the above consideration and the fact that my video card is *really* close to my CPU socket (I'm not sure I have room for the 80-120), I opted for this instead (updated link). The vents around the fan shroud (even though they're billed as "intakes") allow the excess air to blow on my RAM...
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