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Originally Posted by N2Gaming View Post
I use to endulge back in highshcool that's prolly why my spelling is so bad... but I had to get a hair cut and a real job. So off with the hair they say... now I look like a normal joe. BTW I am not cracking remarks abut txtmastrjoe. You know the expression Plain jane/joe... Any way. So off toppic. I guess the moral of the story is don't puff puff give give and work on your 939's or something will end up in smoke...
That's not even funny! My PSU was smoking last night . That'd be the SECOND time this PSU has caught fire....yet its still working! Gotta love generic crap!
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When teh 80's? Ive been using computers for a long time, and from my personal experience, Ive found that leaving them on all the time is actually worse than shutting them down when not in use. Even with my playstations or Sega genesis. But this is just my experience, as Ive have never had a HDD fail yet, knock on wood. And that includes my vintage macplus 13mb external HDD . All of my HDD's work to this day.
Omega, this still "supposedly" occurs in hard drives. The main wear and tear comes from the bearings spinning up...going from cold to hot and then back down from hot to cold. This has been discussed on this forum quite a few times so it's definitely not anything new. If this was always the case then it would be pointless to leave a servers running 24/7. Of course something is going to fail if you keep it running
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If it'll increase your ppd I'll make one for you, Just a simple loopback I would assume. Do you have a link for your card?
Take a DVI to VGA adaptor. Solder in three 75-ohm resistors, shorting 1/6, 2/7, and 3/8. (This explains it.)

It is moot though. I just got a massive payday. So, I am chucking the HD 3850s (check for-sale section soon) and replacing with an HD 4870 1 GB. They still do not crossfire together properly. Accordingly, Diamond is supposedly sending me a third one. I am to keep the pair that works together properly.
     
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[quote=blitz6804;5410737]
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If it'll increase your ppd I'll make one for you, Just a simple loopback I would assume. Do you have a link for your card?QUOTE]

Take a DVI to VGA adaptor. Solder in three 75-ohm resistors, shorting 1/6, 2/7, and 3/8. (This explains it.)

It is moot though. I just got a massive payday. So, I am chucking the HD 3850s (check for-sale section soon) and replacing with an HD 4870 1 GB. They still do not crossfire together properly. Accordingly, Diamond is supposedly sending me a third one. I am to keep the pair that works together properly.
Ohh, you mean the Vista dummy plug. I thought you had a nonstandard card or something. I forget Vista is smarter than us.
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That's not even funny! My PSU was smoking last night . That'd be the SECOND time this PSU has caught fire....yet its still working! Gotta love generic crap!
DO I SMELL BBQ?
    
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do i smell bbq?
Why are my stupid smiley's not working?
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There we go .
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K guys, go make suggestions: http://www.overclock.net/appraisals/...ml#post5413153

It's not a certain thing unless I somehow got offered a really nice deal, but I'm just curiious.
 
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Well, it is done. I just ordered an HD 4870x2 from Newegg. ($429 in my hand for Sapphire!) Accordingly, I will be selling my HD 3850s. While most of you have better GPUs than I do, someone might be interested in them. I will post a link over here when I do so. (You all of course get the $5, club-member discount... unless this is against the rules, Thlnk3r?)
     
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Well, it is done. I just ordered an HD 4870x2 from Newegg. ($429 in my hand for Sapphire!) Accordingly, I will be selling my HD 3850s. While most of you have better GPUs than I do, someone might be interested in them. I will post a link over here when I do so. (You all of course get the $5, club-member discount... unless this is against the rules, Thlnk3r?)
Blitz, congrats on the new purchase. I'm sure you'll be happy with the 4870 X2. Please do share some numbers when you get done with your testing.

In regards to your last question, I'd advise PM'ing "The Duke" with that question.

Good luck
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Tim, can you take a closer picture? Mainly where the chipset cooler is at? I think you may have room for the HR-05-SLI but it's hard to say. If you need help deciding on HSF, definitely talk to Joe

Good luck!

Old post to quote.. I know.. But just as an update, a few days ago I bought one of these from Whodie here on OCN. It's been shipped, and now I'm just waiting on it's arrival. Still using a Tt Blue Orb II for my CPU cooler though.. As much as I hate to say it (the name really annoys me), I might actually buy a TRUE or an IFX-14 for the CPU.. Not sure yet.

As for my current overclocking adventures go.. blitz, thlnk3r,... I've given both your suggestions a shot, but I don't seem to be yielding any positive results. Tried bumping my chipset voltage to 2.60 and adjusting the "CPU VID Special Control" to "Above VID * 110%" (while leaving CPU VID on auto, as I'm unsure what an opteron 165 should be set to.. I need to look this up).. but no dice.

I still need to read up on the relationships between the RAM timings and how it all meshes together. Seems like a pretty complex topic.. at least, from the outside looking in. Hopefully when I *do* start to understand it better, it comes much more naturally.

Because of all this trial and error stuff I've been doing, I had to reset the CMOS multiple times. Eventually I got fed up and said "To hell with this" and did something to make it less of a chore. I wired up a removable switch to the 3 pin headder responsible for resetting the CMOS.. No more alternating jumper positions.. Usually i've got to unplug my 3 HDs just to reach it, and even then it's difficult to touch.. So I took an old female headder for front audio ports, chopped it up and wired it to a SPDT switch i salvaged from a cathode kit (cathodes were installed in an xbox-- they don't like the switch, so I removed it and saved it).




Now that I have an easy way to reset the CMOS, I'll probably be more up to tweaking off and on.
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