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So I pull out my WC cooling setup as I had just to much stuff hanging off my case and I wanted to be able to transport it. I orderd a Zalman 9700 heatsink fan cooler for it ...It came today... I rushed home from work for lucnh and tried to mount it. I had the old mounting bracket but NOT the right length screws, to long. I them proceded to try and use them and befor I relised what I was doing I heard two loud cracks, and saw thw mother board jump....$%#$%##$#$ #$##$@#$#$....ok so I asume that the board is trash, I will test it tonight, but in anycase Its time for an upgrade, and my friend Cj will get the CPU so it will work out.

I just orderd a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003

and a

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188009

today partly to make my self feel better after breaking my Mobo but I have a question I was using ddr400 on my an8-sli do I need/want to up grade to ddr800?

also will I see a big jump in proformance between this mobo /cpu and the one that in currently in my sig?

thanks guys

PS NEVER EVER EVER BUY a TT big water
    
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post #2 of 12
Not a bad idea to test the board first though Yes, you will find a big difference with the E6600 vs the 4200+. There is no comparision at all.

It's going to rock Baran. Welcome to the forum by the way

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wow mobos are hard to break. I try to break one of the schools and my god I stepped on it threw it at the wall kicked it, stabbed it with screwdrivers beat it with a hammer. My god it was hard LOL thats what happens when technology makes me mad!
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Shame you did'nt have the basic/se/deluxe A8N, i know someone after some HS's off one.
    
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Shame you did'nt have the basic/se/deluxe A8N, i know someone after some HS's off one.
whcih hsf's are you looking for, if you could provide some pictures i may be able to hook you up
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poor A8N premium!!! but atleast you are getting some sweet hardware out of the deal
    
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did you use the screws that came with the 9700?
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I tested the mobo last night and it turns out that whatever that crack sound was , it did not destory the mobo. It seems to be working fine.

But I already put in the order for the Evga and the e6600 so I might as well up grade at this point and when I say I upgrade I mean it. I just bought two sticks of the Corsair Dominator ram and a 8800gtx.. I disassembled my current rig last night and boxed it up excepet my armor case...My bro Cj is in class right now and I'm in the Library where I work, when he come in on break he is getting an early Xmas present.

1 - Asus an8-sli preium
1- 4200+ x2
2gb giel ddr400
2 XFX oc 7800gtx cards
1 swiftech pump (unused)
1 dangerden 240mm rad. (unused)
1 copy of PREY (just to borrow as I have betten it)
1 copy of Oblivion, because you got to have it!
I can't wait to see his face light up....It's going to be a good day.
    
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post #9 of 12
I would check the version number of the Corsair Dominator RAM and if it is 2.x I would immediately take it back.

Please read this post and post your questions in that forum regarding your ram.

http://www.houseofhelp.com/forums/fo...play.php?f=129

Thanks

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i just installed my 9500 a few minutes ago and its awesome. i wiggled it to make sure its in and it pretty much is. everything went fine except i got AS5 on my self and kinda stripped one of the screws
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