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post #1 of 24
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Hey all,

You are prolly getting sick of all these threads , but well, I just had to start one just like everybody else

Today I finally got my E6600 (L631A477)and Zalman 9500LED, so that together with the GB DS3 I have waiting around here for a while now, would make my upgrade complete.

Basically what I'm asking is if I have a good revision, what would be the best BIOS, etc etc.

So I'll now start building, and turn on my old pc so I can ask if some problem occurs (where does this wire go?? )
I mean, I work quite a lot with computers, but more with the 5 year or older sort of pc's, with CPU fans only hold on the cpu by some metal clip, you know. And if I damage such a pc it doesn't matter

oh and my new build will look like:

Intel C2D E6600
Gigabyte 965P DS3
2Gb GEIL DDR2-800Mhz (CAS5)
Radeon X850XT-PE
Zalman 9500CPNS LED
Huntkey 400W power supply (with only 15A on +12v.. ya I know)

Thanks a lot!!
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post #2 of 24
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Well, building went fine, and suprisingly it runs perfect at my 400W psu..
I'll start overclocking soon when I get everything updated again.
I hope to get this baby @ 3ghz at least, if my PSU can pull it off

Another question: When I quickly looked around in the BIOS I didn't see an option to change the FSB, Vcore etc etc.. do I have to press some magic button or what?

Oh, and I couldn't find ports for my case fans so I cut off the wires and made a little something so they would go directly to my PSU.. I still have to see if that works though
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post #3 of 24
u cut off ur fan wires?! im sure ur giggabyte has fan ports, download a newer BIOS revision (v.) it might add the features ur looking for, and i am surprised too that ur 400 watt. PSU is running smoothly..
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post #4 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Radeon915
Well, building went fine, and suprisingly it runs perfect at my 400W psu..
I'll start overclocking soon when I get everything updated again.
I hope to get this baby @ 3ghz at least, if my PSU can pull it off

Another question: When I quickly looked around in the BIOS I didn't see an option to change the FSB, Vcore etc etc.. do I have to press some magic button or what?

Oh, and I couldn't find ports for my case fans so I cut off the wires and made a little something so they would go directly to my PSU.. I still have to see if that works though
You should see a setting called Advanced Bios Features from there you can tweak CPU-Ram and such and i would also recommend updating to the newest bios available.
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post #6 of 24
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Wich one was the newest again? F5?

Furthermore, first results look good, 24C idle and 38-40C (with speedfan) load with 2x Prime95.. lol, that's actually cooler than my Pressy when idle

EDIT: ah it was F7.. (yay kentsfield support ) but can someone explain to me how to flash it? I don't know what to do.. it says press enter but when I do so nothing happens?
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post #7 of 24
F7 is newest for the DS3.
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Rad, i'd be careful about depending on speedfan for temp readings. I've had trouble with that app (then again, I hear other people use it and it works fine). I use TAT and it works like a charm..
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But how can I flash? do I have to put it on a floppy or something and then boot from that? or just in windows?

Please can someone explain?
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post #10 of 24
Firsty in the bios have you tried pressing ctrl+F1?

Gigabytes allow you to flash in windows to.

Let me do some digging around...

EDIT:

If you still have to flash use @bios which does it through windows:
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/FileList/...ech_a_bios.htm (follow instructions)
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