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So my Wifes PC is now being used by me in the basement workroom.

I am mostly working when down there, but also escape hot days and do some gaming.

What I wanted to know is if there are any interesting things that might be able to be done with this PC without costing money.

Q9300 Has Zalman HS

MSI P7N Platinum SLI

2x XFX 9800 GT Also Zalman HS

8GB G.Skill DDR2 800

2x 640GB WD Caviar Blue

Win 7 Home Premium 64

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ABS Tagan BZ Series 900W modular



All Items are at Stock. So Im going to be looking into how to overclock this low end quadcore. I had instability when I tried so I must be missing something. Also Doesnt Help that ive never overclocked a 775 rig before, only 939 and older.

I don;t have raid Cards so i do not think Raid 0 will be worth while as I have no idea what his Motherboard is Capable of.

This machine has 8GB of Ram which seems like alot for what I do, is there anything I can do with it like Ramdisc?

Ive never done this ramdisc before so if somone things I coul dbenefit from using a ramdisc ith the amoutn I have, then please help me to understand =)

GPU's are also most likely at stock speeds as well and I have no experience with them, so I dont know what sort of Overclock I should try to achieve there.
SHould also be known that there have been some heat issues that I have for now fixed with adding a Room Fan to the side of the case.

So I dont know if I will be looking to overclock anything heavily, just looking for performance Perk any which Way I can, hence the idea for the RamDisc.

Im already contemplating redoing the HDD so that I cna atleast SHort stroke a Smaller Partition.
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First thing I'd do is clean everything out and pull the heatsinks to apply new thermal material. I don't think ramdisk would be of much benefit to you.
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Yah I did not think ramdisc would

Ive never setup anythign interesting for cache or paging files or anything liek that

Anything interesting to mess with there?
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Without costing money? Don't turn it on tongue.gif Stick them up on wall plaques like a boss, let it sit there all pretty.

Fold? BOINC?
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hmm you fail to understand what Im looking to do here.

Things that I might be able to do, that I maybe Do not know about, to increase performance.

SInce it has a bunch of ram, I wondered about RamDisk, seems to be a nogo.

interesting thigns that I can do with caching or page files etc, I dunno, anything To Improve the gaming that I do here.

I will not be folding or anything of the like.
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Originally Posted by StormX2 View Post

Yah I did not think ramdisc would
Ive never setup anythign interesting for cache or paging files or anything liek that
Anything interesting to mess with there?
Not much of benefit.
I'd start working on the CPU. Start at 400fsb and adjust the RAM so it still runs at stock speed. Adjust voltages accordingly.

Try the voltages he lists here as a starting point. http://www.overclock.net/t/300943/the-msi-p7n-platnium-750i-thread/110#post_4691692
Edited by clark_b - 8/20/12 at 12:07pm
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Maybe use it as a DHCP server/ Storage server/ torrent box. That's what I did with my old box. You could also use it as a VM machine with that much ram. Not really a lot of useful things to with a ram disk. I have been using a DataRam's ramdisk for a few years just messing around with it. You could dedicate a few gigs for a ram cache, something like this

http://www.romexsoftware.com/en-us/fancy-cache/
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OH! I didn't understand the question frown.gif You want to increase performance without spending a dime. Got it.

I assume you've turned off everything that's not needed? The 'Fetches, Hibernation (if you don't use it). Have you de-fragmented and cleaned off bloat lately?

I hope I'm not answering wrong again haha. As for the Ramdisk, were you planning to load programs on it? Or the games you play?
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well not so much programs, and I know I dont have the room for any games im sure, but I think i found out that cacheing and such isnt a good idea on a ramdisk so I think Ramdisk has kind of slid its way out of the equation.

Im probobly going to do a format soon, not sure if I should bother setting up partitions as well. just looking for overall suggestion that might be of use.
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