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post #11571 of 28701
Oh and download and install nhancer it's for sli systems and will configure the right sli performance mode for each game or application or force the setting to afr 1 (alternate frame rendering 1) in the nforce setting.

if your using one monitor make sure sli mode is single display mode rendering is afr 1

retry the app 3dmark 06 and see what if it's improved
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The strangest thing just happened and I just had to share it. It scared me when I first realized what happened but then I was able relaxed a little after I looked at the cpu pins and realized that none of them got bent. I hope my mobo is ok.

So here is what happend. I was removing a stock amd 3500+ heatsink/fan to install a zalman 9700 and the cpu came right out of the socket stuck to the heatsink. so the hard part is not over with yet. I still have to remove the cpu from the heat sink. Any idea's on how I should go about this w/o damaging the cpu...




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N2Gaming, no worries. This happens to me all the time at Home and at Work. As long as the cooler was removed by just pulling it straight up then you should fine. Removing it sideways probably would have bent a few pins.

Try twisting the processor clockwise and counter clockwise back and forth. See if that helps. That always seems to do the trick for me. I would mention a few other tactics but they are foolish and probably not wise to do

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think3r, thanks I used a pair of needle nose to place under the pcb on the ihs and tristed as you suggested and it came right off. the el cheapo stock 3500+ heat shink got a scratch in the process. Oh well live and learn.

Edit: I guess this gives me a reason to practice lapping
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Originally Posted by N2Gaming View Post
think3r, thanks I used a pair of needle nose to place under the pcb on the ihs and tristed as you suggested and it came right off. the el cheapo stock 3500+ heat shink got a scratch in the process. Oh well live and learn.
N2Gaming, that was one of my "ghetto" tactics that I was going to suggest but it sometimes has some repercussions. You could easily just lap the base to get rid of the scratches...that's of course if you have time on your hands

Glad you got it fixed!
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think3r, yeah I guess all ghetto tricks have a time and place.
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A general tip that's particularly useful for anytime you need to remove the heatsink from your CPU: Run it through at max load for a minute or so prior to shutting the machine down and then removing the heatsink. The heat load will soften up the TIM and make removal of the cooler easy-peasy, Japan-easy.
    
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Originally Posted by txtmstrjoe View Post
A general tip that's particularly useful for anytime you need to remove the heatsink from your CPU: Run it through at max load for a minute or so prior to shutting the machine down and then removing the heatsink. The heat load will soften up the TIM and make removal of the cooler easy-peasy, Japan-easy.
It just goes to show I'm still a newb. I only get to remove heatsinks & cpu on my own pc's when ever I make hardware changes. which is not that often. I remember you mentioning that trick of running the pc under load for about a minute from your previous post's and that was one of the first things I thought about right after it happened. I guess patience is a virtue and haste makes waste...lol

thank you txtmstrjoe.
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Sorry to butt in, but I figured I'd poke my head in here again. I have S939 goodies in the mail. My Opty 180 has gone to a good home (friend in need, 3500+ isn't made for gaming...), but I snagged his old motherboard and Grif's Opty 148 for my new HTPC. Build log to come, hopefully it'll all be together in a week or two.
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keep us posted with your htpc build.

I have a quick question.

Is amd virtualization required for running x64 based OS's or is it more for energy effeciency?

I'm trying to figure out if I should be using amd virtualization or not...
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