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Up from E2140 -> E2160...?

Poll Results: Pooky, do:

 
  • 44% (4)
    Option #1
  • 22% (2)
    Option #2
  • 22% (2)
    Option #3
  • 11% (1)
    Option #4
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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
E6300 died.

Got money.

Option #1:
E2140 and keep the cash to myself, and put the saved cash toward my water cooling loop

Option #2:
E2160, the higher multi is nice. Drop the multi down and crank the FSB. Least, this way, Mr. Pook can adjust the multi to where the chip likes it, since 8x on the E2140 is the only usable multi on it, since 7x is too low of a multi to max it out.

Option #3:
Forget them. Save your money and get an E6400 or E6600.

Option #4:
Other.
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post #2 of 12
Dude you must be doing something wrong. How many parts of yours have "died"?

I'd go with Option 3.
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post #3 of 12
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Originally Posted by bigvaL View Post
Dude you must be doing something wrong. How many parts of yours have "died"?
You really want a list?

>.>;

5x Biostar TForce's.
2x Celeron D's. LGA775.
2x 6800GS's.
1x 7600GS
2x Buffalo Firestix
1x Geil DDR2-800
2x Crucial Ballistix Tracers
2x S478 Pentium 4's
x8 Hard drives (PSU's fault on that one -- it ate them and optical drives.)

And those are only this just past 6-10 months. >_>;
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post #4 of 12
get the e2160
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post #5 of 12
that's ~$3500 not including the hard drives.

do you have a monitor present when you attempt these overclocks?
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post #6 of 12
E2140. Must be system buddies.
post #7 of 12
option #2 for the win.....and by the way, you remind me of a friend.....all of his parts either die or "go on strike", meaning that it stops working for a period of time and randomly returns to working condition.
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post #8 of 12
I voted for option 4. The Pentium Dual-Core's are nice budget processors n all but I think you should just save your money for Yorkfield.
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by lightsource View Post
that's ~$3500 not including the hard drives.

do you have a monitor present when you attempt these overclocks?
All RMAed.

All the GPU's were only very mildly OCed, and none of the RAM saw more than 2.25v -- just bad luck.

Hard drives were by themselves -- PSU ate them within a 1-2 week time span. RMAed every time before I I could afford a new PSU.

The Pentium 4's were fried intentionally from work -- they BSOD'd at anything more than 1Ghz, and couldn't be sold.

Celeron D's were similar to above, but one was lapped (not by me) and was BSODing randomly, and the other was detected with a 4x multi.

3 of the Biostars weren't my fault (honestly >.>), one of the TForces was an accident on my part (vDimm mod + hit power button by accident = huge pop), and the other ate RAM AFAIK -- which I think because all the RAM that died for no reason. I RMAed and went 650i.

I just have bad luck with hardware.
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post #10 of 12
Damn talk about bad luck.. I've only lost one mobo and two sticks of ram because of my carelessness. At least you have two backup rigs.
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