The Abit board was one of the better overclocking VIA based boards but I wan't being picky... I would have bought the MSI board if I found one sooner. I took about 4weeks of searching forums to find one for sale.
Well I picked up a 7800 AGP video card and everything was detected and worked properly with a clean install.
I reinstalled my x800xtpe and the error core 43 returned.
This is weird.
I'm gonna see if I can fix this without disabling one the cores on the CPU.
I get max load of about 65C while overclocking my 4200+ to 2.6ghz 1.60v with the Zalman 7000cu and AS5.
Maybe a bios update will fix an incorrect reading??
Also try the finger test... stick you finger on the heatsink to see if it feels like 70+celcius. :D
I'm glad I'm not the only one having directx 9c problems with this game! :mad:
I'd rather pass on this game if I have to reinstall windows XP to play it.... I have a slipstreamed install of winXP SP2 but I'll be damned if I have to reinstall windows because directx won't reinstall! :mad...
This whole discussion is killin' me.
Wasn't Intel the CPU manufacturer that was singing the praises of hyperthreading and how much better Intel was for multitasking than AMD.
Sure in gaming AMD was giving Intel a biatch slappin' but a few apps used multi threading and Intel supporters sure...
Good question... the TIM are a one-time deal... you aren't suppose to reuse 'em. There is an active AMD forum where this discussion may have taken place... might be worth a quick search:
The consistency of the TIM is like "caulking" that is 80% dried out. It can be scraped off with your fingernail. Previously I was able to pull off the TIM in one piece similar to a piece of tape. If the TIM has been on for a long time you may find that it gets kinda "crusty"
When I installed my aftermarket hsf I was able to remove the stock hsf so that the TIM had been deformed by the correct installation and use. If the CPU dies I can return the cpu and hsf (with used TIM) without warranty problems... not that I would do that... never killed a cpu from o/c'n.
I wouldn't worry about C&Q 'cause the a64's run very cool even when overclocked. I use a Zalman 7000cu but stock cooling is sufficient for good o/c's on air.
My current 3000+ (1.8ghz) is overclocked to 2.55ghz at the maximum voltage and idle in the mid 30's (celcius) and peaks about 50c...
The retail heatsink and fan has a thermal interface material "TIM" on it from the factory. It is a light grey patch of material. It works well for stock speeds and mild o/c's. I used my stock hsf until I got a copper zalman 7000. If my cpu croaks I'll be able to return the cpu and used...
You need some TCCD/TCC5 based samsung memory to really take advantage of your o/c. Run a few SiSoft Sandra benchmarks to make yourself feel better. Also if you are into gaming you should see some decent framerate improvements.