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Got some feedback from a buddy with this board on the new beta bios that was released. Apparently it increased stability for overclocking 4x1 gb of ram. He was unable to run the ram at anything but stock stable and is now able to run his corsair c5-8500's (all four of them) at tight timings and has tried some mild overclocks with stable results. I'll get him to run some tests and I'll post back exact numbers.
I hope it will also increase the overhead on the FSB for the Quad and also fix the HDD RAID boat anchor

Robilar - I posted a query over in the water forum about the NB cooling. From the little research I've done water isn't a substantive improvement over a fan. I saw your picture of the Spirit and it looks tight. Did you ever look at the Swiftech MCX159-CU? It looks a bit smaller in footprint compared to the Tt and wondered if it would squeeze in better?
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Swiftech stuff is hard to get in this area. Not to mention, although it is slimmer, it is also taller than the spirit II. The only guys that carry it locally are bigfoot and they rarely have stock.
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post #1223 of 5659
ugh i bought a thermalright northbridge heatsink, and a silentx 80mm fan to cool it, and one of those thermal right mosfet coolers and i'm having so many problems... the fan is crap it definatly doesn't move the 38 cfm as advertised, and the mosfet cooler doesn't fit! i'm trying to get it on the left set of mosfets and it just doesn't fit inbetween a solid capacitor, and some box thing. it fits if i don't have the push pin thing holding it there but the little strip that holds it there isn't strong enough and it falls off! i don't know what to do.
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ugh i bought a thermalright northbridge heatsink, and a silentx 80mm fan to cool it, and one of those thermal right mosfet coolers and i'm having so many problems... the fan is crap it definatly doesn't move the 38 cfm as advertised, and the mosfet cooler doesn't fit! i'm trying to get it on the left set of mosfets and it just doesn't fit inbetween a solid capacitor, and some box thing. it fits if i don't have the push pin thing holding it there but the little strip that holds it there isn't strong enough and it falls off! i don't know what to do.
Did you mean Thermaltake not Thermalright? The fan on the Thermalright is a Sunon 40mm moving 6.3cfm not a silentx 80mm moving 38cfm. Here are the details.
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/swmcchco.html
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I think he's talking about thermalright hr-05, which comes with no fans, and the silenx fan he installed on it.

I'm pretty disappointed that the TR mofset coolers don't fit. Did you try the small footprint side?
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I think he's talking about thermalright hr-05, which comes with no fans, and the silenx fan he installed on it.

I'm pretty disappointed that the TR mofset coolers don't fit. Did you try the small footprint side?
I think the mosfet cooler is the HR 09 not the HR 05 but I think you must be right the 05 would take a big fan.

Which model of the HR 09 did you get; the U or S version? Did you buy two or only one? I did read on TR's site that they might not fit but I guess there is pretty good coverage or is there not?
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I just had to sign up to thank Robilar and the others who have put so much time and effort into this amazing guide. I just bought an E6420 and a P5N32-E SLI with 2 GB of G.Skill DDR2-800 (4-4-4-12).

At first I could not get the system stable past 3Ghz. It didn't seem to matter what voltages I raised or which method I used to get there (Linked, Unlinked, etc). I had never overclocked (or owned for that matter) a C2D system so I was a little confused by all of the different voltages etc. Once I read through this guide yesterday while at work (that's right... I read 80 pages of this thread while at "work") I got enough tips and advice that I couldn't wait to get home.

My major problem was the BIOS version. I was still running on the 602 BIOS. Once I upgraded to the 1002, everything started clicking with this board. I was able to hit 3.4Ghz with no problems. 1700-QDR, 850-Mem.

Specs:
E6420@3.4Ghz
2 GB PC-6400 DDR2 (4-4-4-12) (425Mhz)
8800 GTX
Thermaltake Big Water Cooling

Voltages:
VCore-1.45
MEM-2.1
NB-1.4
SB-Auto
CPU VTT-1.55

CPU was in the 35-40c range idle and went up to 47-53c while running orthos for a few hours

I could not believe how hot the NB gets. I read about the Spirit II's in this thread and went to Fry's after work yesterday and was lucky that they actually had them in stock. I bought 2 of them, but I cannot put the Spirit on my SB as it neither my Audigy 2 Zs or my Ageia Phys-X card could not fit with it installed. I would have dropped the Audigy if I could have used the daughter board for the onboard sound, however, that PCI slot is where my Watercooling tubes have to run out to my radiator (mounted on the back). The SB doesn't seem to get as hot as the NB, so I will refrain from installing the second Spirit II until I get a shorter sound card (like the one Robilar suggested about a hundred pages back).

Ok... so that was the good news. Now for the bad news.

I guess from all of the moving around (had to install the MB to the case twice as I had to install the Spirit) one of my watercooling tubes got slightly loose and ended up dripping onto my 8800GTX while I was running benchmarks. I just happened to notice it and freaked out. I killed the power and pulled out the video card and checked the MB. A few small drops hit the 8800 and a few hit the MB. I dried them off and let the system sit for about an hour and tried to power up. I get no POST now. I even tried again this morning after many hours of letting it dry, but no love.

I was able to test my 8800GTX in my old AMD X2 system and it still works. So I guess it is my motherboard or perhaps my CPU. Who knows where the water hit and if something shorted out. I don't smell any burning IC's or anything. It was literally just a drop or two, but it messed up my system pretty good.

I got to see my system running wonderfully for a few hours before my dumbass screwed it up. Before the leak I was able to get 3DMark06 to run. I went from a score of 8800 (with my AMD X2 4200+@2.6Ghz+8800GTX) to 11000 (E6420@3.4Ghz+8800GTX).

I am very impressed with the RAM I got too. It is not the top of the line stuff. I was figuring it would run at 800, 4-4-4-12 and no higher, but it took 425, 4-4-4-12 without blinking. I hadn't even tried any higher as I can't now.

I am not even that upset with the leak as I can get an RMA on the MB (unethical? perhaps... but what else can I do?). I am just happy knowing that I have CPU and RAM that are both overclockable.

Thanks again Robilar, Cognoscenti, USlatin and all the others I would buy a round of drinks for everyone if I could!
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Hey I just wanted to pass along my gratitude to all the folks who have contributed in this thread to help me get started with the OC'ing on this latest build. Most notably I'd like to extend kudos to Robilar for starting the thing, Alexisd for his often cryptic but very friendly advice to others, and of course Cognoscenti who has inspired me to spend way more than I should have(I can only assume you have a lovely trust fund).

I've managed to get my lowly 4300 up to 333x9 stable with 5-5-5-12 2T timings at 1066MHz. I slapped a variable speed Antec 80mm onto the side door to pump more air onto the vid card and SB which coincidentally has helped considerably to keep the CPU temps at a respectable 44C idle and 55C load.

I've learned that I need to plan the build more patiently. Some of the parts were bought in haste. Perhaps I would have chosen the shorter sound card, bigger case, modular power supply, etc. but that's how you learn I guess. The wife has the first bun in the oven (should explain the avatar) so this will probably be my last build for the next 18 years or so . I'll be happy with it.

Also, the Senators will win the Stanley Cup in 5.

Thanks again!
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ugh i bought a thermalright northbridge heatsink, and a silentx 80mm fan to cool it, and one of those thermal right mosfet coolers and i'm having so many problems... the fan is crap it definatly doesn't move the 38 cfm as advertised, and the mosfet cooler doesn't fit! i'm trying to get it on the left set of mosfets and it just doesn't fit inbetween a solid capacitor, and some box thing. it fits if i don't have the push pin thing holding it there but the little strip that holds it there isn't strong enough and it falls off! i don't know what to do.
I had the same trouble with the mosfet coolers I thought about sending them back for a while then I got my jnr hacksaw out and adjusted them to fit.
I'll post some pics when I work out how to resize them.
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I had the same trouble with the mosfet coolers I thought about sending them back for a while then I got my jnr hacksaw out and adjusted them to fit.
I'll post some pics when I work out how to resize them.
Yes please do - I'm not sure if they are really helping although I guess there better than the stock units.
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