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    Crucial Ballistix keeps failing on me

    cheers, dduckman. i just got repeating c1 post's this morning on 2v. on 2.2v i'd just get one c1 which would miraculously disappear once i switched it off and back on at the mains. tried each stick individually one was fine the other wouldn't work at all. so i went to aria this afternoon and...
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    Crucial Ballistix keeps failing on me

    i've just started to get intermittent c1 post errors on my ip35 pro. the first was last friday, the second today. the general consensus is that this is a ram problem. i have the dual channel 2 x 1gb bl12864aa804.16fd3 ballistix. i've had them running at spec timings and volts for around a...
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    A Good Budget Intel Dual Core Mobo Combo

    1) you're probably right, i thought the same. but it's for the missus' mum. she's been very good to us, so i want to do the best possible for her. it just seemed a bit sluggish for what i was expecting. 2) realistically, it will never be under that sort of load. i'm sure a third party cooler...
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    A Good Budget Intel Dual Core Mobo Combo

    a few pics to start... back in black http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=j5efsm&s=4 http://i33.tinypic.com/do2lhf.jpg http://i35.tinypic.com/ka2pec.jpg a tricksy install, i'm sure you'll agree :D coupla questions, tho, if anyone can help... 1) i didn't need a sata boot floppy even...
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    A Good Budget Intel Dual Core Mobo Combo

    i'll get one or two pics hosted tomorrow ... basic installation, hardly rocket surgery, tho :D finished the build yesterday, booted into the bios. not put an os on yet. all looks ok apart from the fact the cpu is idling at 52C, wtf? it's not exactly toasty here in manchester. my q6600 idles...
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    A Good Budget Intel Dual Core Mobo Combo

    i like the solid nature of the boards they are producing. i would've got the asus if i was going full atx. i did have visions of her with a coolermaster stacker case in her living room, but alas, that was beyond the budget ... does anyone want to see pics of the installation :D
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    A Good Budget Intel Dual Core Mobo Combo

    bought the parts today... beat the budget and went micro atx E7300 Gigabyte GA-G31MF-S2 WD 160GB Caviar 2GB Patriot DDR2 PC6400 Optiarc AD-7201 HP w2007v monitor Generic micro ATX case with 2x120mm fans :D £370. may need to use the extra £30 to buy a psu. i'll test the one that...
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    A Good Budget Intel Dual Core Mobo Combo

    i'm seriously busy atm and you've saved me a few hours of research. i shall purchase the parts and build it for her next week. e7300 is a good price atm at my local supplier, microdirect - £85. cheaper than e7200 :eek: is there any major difference between the p5kpl and p5kpl-am ...
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    A Good Budget Intel Dual Core Mobo Combo

    cheers, zero. the e7300 is probably nearer what she needs. it's not like she's going to start video editing or ripping dvd's. i still have to go round every month or so to back up her documents for her. i've showed her a dozen times but she's got the technofear :D
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    A Good Budget Intel Dual Core Mobo Combo

    looking to build a desktop pc for about £300 for the mother-in-law :D i've not been in the loop since i built the rig in my sig last year. and don't usually build budget jobbies. there's always a sweet performance/price point that i'm sure the enthusiasts on here can help me find. no...
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    Mouse And Keyboard

    really that important? need to replace a saitek ecplipse (suprise) and a dodgy old logitech optical. is it worth splashing out more on a new kb and mouse. my experience with the eclipse tells me not. 6 months til fubar. trying to locate the receipt. so my question is this...should i...
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    My PC hangs up when I start playing a game...Please Help!

    sounds like a bad graphics card.
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    AHCI

    good or bad? i enabled it in the bios before installing xp. having a few problems and was wondering if i should disable it.
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    orthos vs prime

    i'd be concerned if you can't pass both. a bit more tweaking would probably sort it tho.
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    What kind of consistency should AS5 have?

    indeed; why i edited my premature postulation:D
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    What kind of consistency should AS5 have?

    don't talk daft. of couse it can seperate. gravity does not magically fail to have an effect because it's in a syringe. check out arctic silver's website if you don't believe me. edit: sorry, you mean massage it. you still can, i did with some 2 year old stuff in a syringe i used for my...
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    How are these temperatures?

    http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=962154 ;) i use prime95 small ffts for stress testing and the latest coretemp. i also have everest and notice the temps reported are the same as coretemp. your temps look good, just image what you'd get with a nice aftermarket cooler. good luck.
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    What kind of consistency should AS5 have?

    sounds like it may have seperated due to being stored incorrectly. try massaging the tube to see if it has any effect on consistency.
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    Why won't this boot?

    reset bios yet?
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    Question..

    8800gt should be able to handle it no probs. even with an older processor. maybe you need a clean install of drivers for the card. if you don't do it right it can cripple your system.
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    E6300 to Q6600, how excited should I be?

    qft. as others have mentioned - if you're looking for increased performance in games that 8800gt will piss all over your existing card. the processor upgrade will make little difference
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    JBOD and data integrity

    why would you want to span drives? you're asking for trouble. if you're worried about data integrity go raid 5
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    HDD Usage

    nice one. cheers shadey.
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    Formatting/cleaning a hard drive for donation

    porn baron alert:D government wipe, nft
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    7200.10 vs a Raptor ?

    can't fault 'cudas but why not just have the raptor as your os or for games and use the bigger drive for storage?
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    Q6600 G0 stepping

    G0 @ 3Ghz - core average 28C- ambient 20C - thermalright ultra extreme goodness. load - small ffts for 8 hours 50C. my vid is 1.325 so i wasn't too hopeful of a great overclock. but this baby is running pretty cool on air in my akasa eclipse 62 case with only 2x120mm fans (plus the one on the...
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    HDD Usage

    i'm still using xp atm. thinking of switching to vista (might get the missus to buy it me for xmas) but seems little incentive with the performance hit. i'm sure i saw a screenshot of a disk analysis piece of software on this forum but can't find it anymore. thanks for the reply anyhoo.
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    HDD Usage

    what's the best way to monitor this? i know you can use various read write performance counters in mmc. which counters should i be looking to log. or is there a nice easy gui based bit of software i can use instead. i'm trying to determine the level at which my quad is beind throttled...
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    Q6600 G0 stepping

    G0 has a lower power consumption than B3 (tdp 95w v 105 w) resulting in lower temperatures and potentially a better overclock. it's also rated safer to run at higher temperatures (thermal spec 73.2 °C v 62.2 °C) the difference isn't earth shattering but it is significant.
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    Q6600 G0 stepping

    i think it's snide of newegg not to say which revision you'll get. here in the uk most retailers sell both. there was no distinction with which you would get for the first couple of weeks after G0 came out. now you can order either. G0 costs about £2 more tho :eek::D.
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