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post #11 of 32
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i have been using LFS (Ultra-realistic Driving driving game - physics make it very CPU intensive), that seems to leave the CPU at 85%, but now i think that perhaps having crap ram is limiting both bits
post #12 of 32
Getting faster ram and running it at 1:1 with the CPU will give you a considerable boost, especailly if its a 2GB kit.
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post #13 of 32
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how about modifying my fan to run full speed, it wants a 4-pin connector to run full speed, as i have a 3 pin connector it wil only run at the lowest speed - i have a friend who claims to have done this, is it possible?
post #14 of 32
If you can, get a conroe and 2gbs of nice ram.
    
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post #15 of 32
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Originally Posted by Niko-Time
If you can, get a conroe and 2gbs of nice ram.
if i could i would but thats a LOT of money - i am broke after getting my 7950GT!
post #16 of 32
E6300- $180

MSI board- $92.99
OCZ RAM $234.99

Total=around $500
Not the best, and not even that good for overclocking (probably not good at all) but a budget build.
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post #17 of 32
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well as cheap as $500 sounds (yes that is sarcasm) - i have a fine pc cpu wise, and all i need is new RAM, which i think i may be able to get (someone on Driverheaven is selling some PC4000 stuff)
post #18 of 32
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right then - is it possible to run the fan off a Molex connector for some added speed?
post #19 of 32
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Originally Posted by Jakg
right then - is it possible to run the fan off a Molex connector for some added speed?
A fan will only run as fast as it can, the 4 pin won't increase the speed.
Simply time fopr a faster/high volume unit.
    
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post #20 of 32
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no - in the manual it says that if you have to have a 4-pin connector, or else the fan "...will run at the lowest speed", and i assume that the mobo just doesn't provide enough power, and that a molex might help make it go full speed!
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