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post #161 of 329
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Well guys I found out that one of the DVI outputs is FUBAR--the other is fine=wierd as heck..

Currently benching the beast to see what's up.

I created a small leak a few moments ago from the res barb/line connection--apparently while draining and trying to get the res as far from the PC as possible. No Biggy. Gotta Love PrimoChill--it even tastes good.

But seriously I appreciate all the help--I was severely stressed.

What I just did was drain the loop, undo the radiator from the top and the barbs from the lines in order to remover the top. Of course Antec never intended for anyone to be removing the top of that case--ever--or changing the fan for that matter. There are four clips that are accessed from the interior along the edges--and there are to more clips up front that are not accessable. There are two tiny screws that are screwed into the top that are accessable. Even after undoing all the accessable points of connection I was unable to get the front to lift free--until I broke one of the tabs of course...

Undeterred I fumbled ahead reconnecting everything and filling the resevoir. The pink (magenta really) screen was a real shocker--when POST came up magenta it looked just like the UV lit Primochill...

Despite a vigorous application of Visine to both the monitor and myself I was unable to cure the malady.

Nonetheless Velocitor is alive and well and idling at 34C at 2752 Mhz with the Vcore absolutely maxed out to 1.55 + 113%. The RAM is performing smoothly at 1T 2.5 4 4 7 and DDR550 (275). I really like this set up. The number of tweaks in the DFI BIOS is amazing--I have to restrain myself from going off like a monkey in a locomotive...

Despite somewhat breaking the top it still looks decent--no leaks at this point. The UV light makes any weepage pop out like a highlighter.

I am going to press on toward 2800--I know the RAM can run up to 320 easily...
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post #162 of 329
Nice! Glad you got it fixed Are you going to RMA the card with the dead port?
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post #163 of 329
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Nope--I would rather try and figure out what happened. Must be something that happened while taking the top off--there was some metallic debris up in there--and Iwas being lazy about taking the entire rig apart. There are no shortcuts...just got back from supper and I don't see any leaks or other anomalies at this point.

Replacing the 200mm was critical to bringing Velocitor back online. I had been running with the fan on low--but it was ever so slightly shaking the rig-- a bad thing. And airflow was severely compromised. So unplugged it. Even with all the other fans on high the flow through the radiator was far less than now with all the case fans on low and the 200mm on high. Idle temp is currently 33C at the CPU and 39C on the Chipset. The Chipset on this mobo gets scorching hot. The slick looking passive heatpipe is not doing the job at all. If ever there was a candidate for a NB cooler this would be it.

However due to the location (under the Video Cards) the heatpipe is about the only way to go. So I will need to add a small fan to the heatpipe in the near future--no room for a watercool solution there.

I wanted this loop to be short and sweet--adding Y fittings and additional lines is not really what I want.

So now it is time to see what this Rig has got left...
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Runing at 2800 pretty steady--no orthos yet--just getting in a nice Aquamark (109.333) and working on 3DMark06 now...

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post #165 of 329
When you head off to bed, run Orthos and post your results in the morning That's what I did, and it works pretty nicely!
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post #166 of 329
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Right on...I am trying to get through POST at 3000 right now..it gets almost all the way through. And then a TRAP error (?)

I have a feeling this X2 can do 3000.
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Keep working on it and you'll get it.
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What voltage are you running thru it right now?
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1.55+113%
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Whoa- That's quite a lot of voltage! I knew I read that somewhere...Hmm.

I'd check and see what other users are hitting 3 on, and at what voltage....Did you try taking it back to say, 1.5+110%?
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