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lol! omg.. trust me, you don't wanna triple SLi some DX9 cards.. sell that 7600GT (if you are sorta poor) r keep it as a back-up cards.

I'd get a 8800GTX or 8800GTS 640MB if you wanted to go SLi. for now, either stick w/ your single 7600GT, or sell it/save it and get a 8800GTX or 8800GTS, or both if you are teh rich.. but youre going to HAVE to overclock that CPU of yours, to avoid bottle necking (if the CPU can't handle the GPU(s), you get low FPS and it just slows things down).
So yea, if you can get around 3-GHz to 3.4Ghz on that C2D, you should be fine. Make sure you have good cooling on it. i don't reccomend stock heatsink for CPU.
I am aiming at 3.5GHz, I dunno, I bought arctic silver 5 paste and used the whole 35 gram tube on my cpu just to be safe, I run both the cores at 100% (maximum load) for 5 mins and the max temp is 35C.

Either way I'm gonna get water cooling, I am teh rich lol.

So explain SLi a bit more for me, if I get both those cards, does the computer utilize both cards at the same time?
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post #32 of 40
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I am aiming at 3.5GHz, I dunno, I bought arctic silver 5 paste and used the whole 35 gram tube on my cpu just to be safe, I run both the cores at 100% (maximum load) for 5 mins and the max temp is 35C.

Either way I'm gonna get water cooling, I am teh rich lol.

So explain SLi a bit more for me, if I get both those cards, does the computer utilize both cards at the same time?
.....***? you used the whole 35 Gram tube? tell me you are joking.. i dont even see how that's possible.. dude... clean it and JUST use about half a rice grain..

SLi.. so basically you CAN get a %70 performance boost if you have another card. but they have to be the exact same Core, memory, pixel pipe lines, memory bit, etc.. (so getting 2 of the same exact cards is reccomended)

yes your comp will use both cards at same time.. but you have to have a SLi'able mobo (like for example the P5N32-SLi)
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I am aiming at 3.5GHz, I dunno, I bought arctic silver 5 paste and used the whole 35 gram tube on my cpu just to be safe, I run both the cores at 100% (maximum load) for 5 mins and the max temp is 35C.

Either way I'm gonna get water cooling, I am teh rich lol.

So explain SLi a bit more for me, if I get both those cards, does the computer utilize both cards at the same time?
The amount of thermal paste you use on top of your CPU shouldn't be much larger than an uncooked grain of rice....

I bet it is leaking all over the place, and might even be on your motherboards PCB.
    
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ok I'll just get the ASUS P5N32
And the ram you suggested

what can i do with the left over paste? can i keep it somewhere? lol
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ok I'll just get the ASUS P5N32
And the ram you suggested

what can i do with the left over paste? can i keep it somewhere? lol
lol... uhh it's sorta used so i don't think so.. godamn man you really used the whole tube? i wanna see a pic LOL!
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wait before i take the heatsink off, there will be a circle of paste on my heatsink and cpu and i assume the excess all over the place, do i need to re apply any when you take a heatsink off?
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lol i'll take a pic gimme like 10 mins
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wait before i take the heatsink off, there will be a circle of paste on my heatsink and cpu and i assume the excess all over the place, do i need to re apply any when you take a heatsink off?
... Get some rubbing alchohol, clean off the heat sink and the cpu. and wherever else there's thermal paste. then.. place a drop of As5 or ASC no larger than the size of a rice grain in the middle of the CPU. then.. attach heatsink and forget about it.. for now..
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