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Sillykid, what do you have? I'm actually looking for a board. Possibly more depending on price and what you have.
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What is strange is why is the server 1500 VA unit good to 1050 W, but the personal 1500 VA unit is only good to 865 W?
Blitz, I'm guessing a larger battery? Not entirely sure. Sounds like a question for APC sales

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Should I part out and ebay my socket 939 system since i'm not using anymore?
Sillykid, that's completely up to you. I'd say go for it if you're in need of money. On Ebay you would probably be able to get away with charging more on the parts then on OCN.

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Yeah I think I'm actually going to break down and solder it. While the no2 pencil in theory should work, it doesn't because it has resistance. So I'm assuming that its not getting the full voltage that it needs to enable SLI. I've done some digging and found a couple of people that said they tried the pencil mod and it didn't work.
Another thing I found was that once the mod is complete, it will register as NF4 sli and not ultra. So drivers won't matter.
But just in case, I'll reinstall them again.
Soldering will probrably do it but if Windows still has problems detecting the second card afterwards, that's probrably what will need to be done to make it work.

You're right about drivers not making a difference when it shows up as a different board.
Maybe using some really thin wire with hot glue would be less risky to the chipset than soldering unless you're really good at soldering. Best thing about that is you can undo the mod easily if things still don't work or problems come of it.

Just a thought.
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Soldering will probrably do it but if Windows still has problems detecting the second card afterwards, that's probrably what will need to be done to make it work.

You're right about drivers not making a difference when it shows up as a different board.
Maybe using some really thin wire with hot glue would be less risky to the chipset than soldering unless you're really good at soldering. Best thing about that is you can undo the mod easily if things still don't work or problems come of it.

Just a thought.
Well I also have that conductive adhesive used for repairing rear window defoggers. Maybe I'll give that a try first.
I'm not bad at soldering, I also have a real steady hand so I'm sure I could pull it off.
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Well, the easiest way to see if it worked is to check what chipset Windows says you have. If it shows nForce 4 SLI, then it worked. If it shows nForce 4 Ultra, then it did not. The adhesive for a window defogger may be overkill, just buy a cheap trace pen, it should be a little easier to work with. In any event, it is a good idea to tape off all but the two pins you need to short to prevent an accidental short elsewhere.

As to the driver, I do not think Kryton means the nForce driver, I believe he means the GeForce driver. Completely uninstall both video cards, and then reinstall the driver. Do this by removing from control panel, restarting, deleting from device manager, restarting, rebooting to safe mode, running DriverCleaner and/or DriverSweeper, CCleaner, defragging, rebooting to normal mode, and installing anew.

(By the way, my regular maintenance includes once a month or so going into safe mode, running McAfee (it runs weekly in regular mode), Spybot S&D, CCleaner, and then defragging 3-15 times. I have never lost a PC to bad drivers or a virus.)
     
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.......bah

So I'm back needing a dual core 939 CPU. If anyone has one, let me know. It does not need to be awesome of awesome 939'ers, just two cores. Let me know and we'll figure out a price and such.
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.......bah

So I'm back needing a dual core 939 CPU. If anyone has one, let me know. It does not need to be awesome of awesome 939'ers, just two cores. Let me know and we'll figure out a price and such.
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Been real busy and can't comment on alot of whats going on (got them multiquoted for later), but BO Before you do anything I would go into device manager and remove your PCI bus Driver. That will force your system to redetect ALL devices. Hopefully that is the issue as iot looks like both bus connectors are working if the cards work in either but not both. ALSO I forget but make sure those slots are completely free of contamination.
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I'll give that a shot thanks for the input Blitz and Hue.

But even after all of this I'm not sure if I want use the board as a folder. THe way the cooler is designed on these Asus GSO's (orb style), if the cards are that close together the top card runs @ ~80*C, and thats on a cool day. That is too high for my liking. But with adequate airflow they run considerably cooler ~59*C folding in a 27*C room.
I've found an SLI ECS board on ebay for $52 (OEM new). I've been contemplating getting that. As there is a 2 slot gap between the PCIe slots. I'm still going to mod on of my Ultra-D's though, just to see if it works . But then again I'm not sure if I want to spend any more money on 939 stuff (pains me to say that). I want to go AM3 later this year so I'm trying to save my pennies for that.
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Speaking of upgrading...
We need a new computer for a new house we'll be staying at this summer. I was thinking either a "high-end" ITX desktop or a netbook, but my dad wants something from a reputable company (HP, Dell, etc) for easy replacements if anything goes wrong.

I like the idea of a mITX or netbook because we are also buying a car out there and I will be driving it home to use as my first car. Small computers will be easier to bring back home (we'll be driving back out next year unless we buy yet another car, which is unlikely, but not impossible).

I'm going to be searching OCN and then making a thread with a bunch of laptops I found off of Costco's website soon. If you guys have any ideas, you're welcome to tell me . BTW, I'm not opposed to Intel, in fact if we go ITX I want Atom, but I have had awful troubles with my dad's P4 setup (although I just found out that the cooler on his GPU was loose, so that may be the culprit )
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