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This is my test setup. As seen, I used a Zalman CNPS9700NT CPU Cooler and a pair of Corsair TWIN2X2048-9136C5 DOMINATOR DDR2 1142MHz Memory.
What the hell is the Zalman CNPS9700NT? Is that the pure copper version of the CNPS9700? And from the picture im guessing that HSF fits socket 775.
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wow overclckable nforce!!!
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I picked mine up this evening. Going to install this weekend.
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Originally Posted by JacKz5o View Post




What the hell is the Zalman CNPS9700NT? Is that the pure copper version of the CNPS9700? And from the picture im guessing that HSF fits socket 775.
the 120MM Version of the CNPS9500.

way awsome board!
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110mm actually
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I picked mine up this evening. Going to install this weekend.
no!!! Install it now!!!! LOL!!
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It's so beautiful I want to cry...and it's coming FedEx tomorrow....OHHHH the glorious weekend I have planned.
Believe me, I'll have more trust in you than the VRZone, the people that brought the same article stating that the X1950XTX was faster than the GX2, sure we know how that link went.............................down!

Till I don't see it here, I won't believe a 500fsb can be achieve on an nForce.
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Believe me, I'll have more trust in you than the VRZone, the people that brought the same article stating that the X1950XTX was faster than the GX2, sure we know how that link went.............................down!

Till I don't see it here, I won't believe a 500fsb can be achieve on an nForce.
the 500FSB is from HardOCP
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How can you possibly put that in SLI (I don't have any SLI experience), the second card would completely block the airflow to the fan of the first card.

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Originally Posted by sladesurfer View Post
the 500FSB is from HardOCP
Yes, and I also saw the fallowing:
Dual Prime 95
Dual Orthos
Dual SuperPI32M
Benches at 500FSB
Temps at 500FSB
CPU-Z at 500fsb

HardOCP was on target with all of that, seeing is believing, they say.

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It rose to 76 degrees Celcius!! With the fan runnning I get around 50C. That's 26C more and I'm really not comfortable running the chipsets at such a high temperature so I would really advise using the provided fan since it's so silent!
How we missed this about the 680i: http://www.vr-zone.com/?i=4215&s=16

76C for the chipset? Even at 50C is not even that good, my P965 runs at 32c w/o active cooling.
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