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Eh... its giving out. Did you get your cooling problems fixed justken?
No.. still around 48,50 I think my Ac64 is uneven. When I have the Stock cooler on it both cores are around same temp. So when I get paid I'm considering lapping it, as well as a new PSU, some memory, and a HD for my back up rig too bad I aint got enough money to get them all
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ahh, i remember the time i had money... good times... good times...
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Well, after being told many times that the crap psu that came with my case simpily wont work, i've been using this 20+4pin 400W psu to overclock to 3Ghz
and the rails are nice and stable. i just wantd ton say that not all no name PSU's are crap
No-name PSUs are catastrophic failures just waiting to happen. While Intel has mandated in that ATX standard that a PSU be able to protect the rest of the system in the event of a catastrophic failure, almost all no-name PSUs fail to incorporate this protection. So if your PSU decides to explode - and believe me, those sub-par components are under a lot of stress - it will take the rest of the system out with it.

The PSU should be your #1 investment when building a computer. Every component in your PC is at the mercy of your PSU. Skimp on the PSU and youre sitting on a ticking time bomb.
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post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by TheSubtleKnife View Post
Well, after being told many times that the crap psu that came with my case simpily wont work, i've been using this 20+4pin 400W psu to overclock to 3Ghz
and the rails are nice and stable. i just wantd ton say that not all no name PSU's are crap
Lol, it just occurred to me how ridiculous this is. Ask almost any serious overclocker about PSUs and they will tell you how important it is to have a good unit. You have to remember that you are putting parts under more stress while everclocked and an underpowered no-namer might cut it for a while, but soon enough, you'll see.

We aren't talking out of our asses here, we all have experiences with bad PSUs here. I myself, have been through 2. I was lucky enough that they didn't harm any of my stuff, but its just better to get a good one, regardless.
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post #15 of 20
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okay...whats a good cheap PSU?...i'm not looking to SLI some 8800s, so low watts are good
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post #16 of 20
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okay...whats a good cheap PSU?...i'm not looking to SLI some 8800s, so low watts are good
Stay away from cheap....remember? lol
    
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post #17 of 20
I had a P4EE + 2GB buffalo firestix + Abit AW9D + 6800Ultra and they all went up in a ball of smoke... thanks to my awesome PowMax Demon http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16817163018

i remeber when it first got here... i was "YES!" then when i got it hooked up and started FEAR up... "Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!"

My last build i decided to get something reliable with a lifetime warranty and i ended up getting one of these
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...3353&CatId=106

Some people say ultra is not the best for OC'ing... but i have had no trouble with it...
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post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by TheSubtleKnife View Post
okay...whats a good cheap PSU?...i'm not looking to SLI some 8800s, so low watts are good
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104954

About as cheap as you're gonna wanna go.
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It's 450watts.
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post #20 of 20
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It's 450watts.
Ummm yeah? Correct?



That was directed at SubtleKnife.
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