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I just bought a couple of video cards and was wondering if you guys think I got a good deal for $80.00
N2Gaming, in my opinion that is an excellent deal! The 8800GTS is still a great card. Heck that beats the crap out of my X800

Good luck

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BTW this Socket A is still around and can still run like it used to - Just haven't unpacked the MB from it's box in ages now. Here's the best run it ever had and considering the MB model it is, not too bad at all if I say so myself.
Kryton, man that is insane. I'm guessing the Vcore for that Barton was passed 1.7 volts?
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Thanks. I have plenty of systems for it. All I need now is the H2O pump,rad,tubing,res & I'll be good to go...

Edit: I've been wanting to go H2O for a while now and this will make it a little more easy on the vga set up...
If you've never tried WC'ing, you'll love it and probrably say to yourself "Why didn't I do this earlier and I should kick myself for not doing so".

Believe me when I say you won't want to go back on air once you get the feel of what you can do with WC'ing.
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Kryton, man that is insane. I'm guessing the Vcore for that Barton was passed 1.7 volts?
1.92v and was using a Volcano 11 cooler when I did that. This board tends to overvolt by 0.07 and glad it does considering the BIOS only gives a max 1.85v setting.
Did that back in Jan 08 when we had a severe cold snap and took full advantage. Had it outside late in the evening with a desktop fan blowing through the case and I can tell you cooling was not a problem under those conditions but keeping myself warm was... .
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1.92v and was using a Volcano 11 cooler when I did that. This board tends to overvolt by 0.07 and glad it does considering the BIOS only gives a max 1.85v setting.
Kryton, I think that's the first Socket A I've seen with that high of an overclock. Pretty crazy voltages too
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Kryton, I think that's the first Socket A I've seen with that high of an overclock. Pretty crazy voltages too
I can show you some stuff that would make your hair stand on end concerning Socket A and I'm not the one who did it.

http://forums.extremeoverclocking.co...d.php?t=269052

Checkout the honorable mention in the Super PI listing and I will gladly vouch for him on that one.

BTW, I'm Dr. McCoy in that forum.
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Checkout the honorable mention in the Super PI listing and I will gladly vouch for him on that one.
Kryton, that 1M SuperPI time is actually fast if not faster then my current Opteron 146...that is funny
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If you've never tried WC'ing, you'll love it and probrably say to yourself "Why didn't I do this earlier and I should kick myself for not doing so".

Believe me when I say you won't want to go back on air once you get the feel of what you can do with WC'ing.
Yep I have been wanting to do it ever since I bought my first enthusiast board DFI NF4 SLI DR all the way back in 2005 but for one reason or another I always justified buying other hardware like mobo/cpu/ram/vga's etc etc... Now there is no excuse left but to doeet... Does any one know of a good cheap place to get the threaded water fittings to connect the water tubes to the water blocks?
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Yep I have been wanting to do it ever since I bought my first enthusiast board DFI NF4 SLI DR all the way back in 2005 but for one reason or another I always justified buying other hardware like mobo/cpu/ram/vga's etc etc... Now there is no excuse left but to doeet... Does any one know of a good cheap place to get the threaded water fittings to connect the water tubes to the water blocks?
I think DangerDen should have what you need.
http://www.dangerden.com/

Here's the link to the components in question:
http://www.dangerden.com/store/home.php?cat=7
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I found with this board that it can OC but settings have to be right or it just won't go. It's limited in some ways vs the DFI and that's something anyone with one of these boards would have to work around. While it can give plenty of voltage to the CPU, voltage to RAM and chipsets is the thing that will hold you back.
I will say with adequate cooling, it does much better overall and is a more stable platform temp-wise than a DFI running at the same temps. DFI's are sensitive to heat and the Asus doesn't seem to mind it so much as long as temps don't get really high.
Each has it's advantages and the A8N32 is a good board in it's own right and I don't regret at all having one around.
The below run was done with one of my A8N32's awhile back (Over a year ago) when I was pushing the board and other components to see how far I could go with it on air. Obviously I have better cooling now and need another chipset block to make use of it with my setup due to the SB needing it's own cooler too. This is about as far as I could get it and nothing I tried would give me more from it at the time inspite of some terrific ambient temps (Winter time) that was present when done.
Thats a very nice overclock Kryton. I got my 3500+ to ~3150, but it got too hot and wont budge over 2850 now .

Temps for the most part were never an issue with the A8N32sli. The board did very well, although I think mine had some vcore stability issues. No matter what I did I could never get it stable unlike my DFI's which are rock solid.
The chipset heatpipe works VERY well, never had any problems there either. I put a tornado fan (90cfm 80mm) on my stock opteron cooler once and it moved so much air that my board actually was several degrees cooler than the cpu. And I don't think it ever went above 35*C @ fully loaded.
After I got my Corsairs any sort of stability issues went away. (except for vcore fluctuation).
I stopped using it mainly because of the voltage issues. I was able to achieve a higher 24/7 OC with the DFI's. Not to mention there were so many more BIOS options it wasn't funny.

In regards to the A8N32, most people haven't messed with the PCIe overclock setting. It does actually work, 5MHz per card is what I've found works best. While it doesn't give much it gave about 2fps in Crysis, considering I started @ 15 FPS thats a pretty good improvement.

I do kind of miss that board, but I'm going to be using crossfire so it would've been useless anyway.



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I just bought a couple of video cards and was wondering if you guys think I got a good deal for $80.00
N2 if its these cards, then thats a pretty damn good deal.
Edited by BlackOmega - 6/20/09 at 2:30am
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I wonder if the RAM failures were due to temps, as there is no real way of monitoring the RAM.
Nope. I have thermal sensors on the middle IC's, along with 2 Antec Spot Cools on the board (1 on the nForce 4, 1 on RAM)

And I used a thermal gun, it confirms the same temps within 1*C of my Kama Thermo
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