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Lapping the Noctua though is familiar ground; I have lapped a cooler before. Lapping the CPU for me is a brave new (and scary-looking) world.
I hear ya, but just remember it's all in your head.

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AMD Chipsets can't get an SLi license. nVidia won't let them have it.

And I've never had a problem to overclock nVidia cards on AMD boards or changing anything.

Though, you could try the russian hack to get SLi to work on AMD chipsets
I was meaning on trying that hack on my CFX3200 but it seems as though I've gotten too wrapped up with the new board and all.
I've never tried OCing a 7xxx series card so I don't know about them really. I'm assuming programs like precision don't work with the 7 series like with the 6 series. I think rivatuner lets you do that though. I recall my 6800's actually doing worse with the more overclocking they received, so I never really messed with them too much.
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post #19062 of 28751
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I was meaning on trying that hack on my CFX3200 but it seems as though I've gotten too wrapped up with the new board and all.
I've never tried OCing a 7xxx series card so I don't know about them really. I'm assuming programs like precision don't work with the 7 series like with the 6 series. I think rivatuner lets you do that though. I recall my 6800's actually doing worse with the more overclocking they received, so I never really messed with them too much.
Works on my Foxconn.

And yeah, Precision is 8 Series and up.

RivaTuner or nVidia drivers work just fine.
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post #19063 of 28751
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And Honestly, on a budget, the 790XT is the best choice, as it has the best BIOS out of all the boards, contains almost all the options of the 790FXT, has the same overclocking ability from experience, and is a good representation of the chipset. (IE 790X = 790FX Lite) And the board has barely any deductions from it's older brother besides some of it's expansion options. And I don't remember if it lets you set the PCIe Wattage like the Gigabyte 790FXT does.
Tator, speaking of the MA790XT-UD4P...I was at Fry's today with Joe looking for a one. Seriously not a single one of them were unopened/brand new. All of the 790XT's were opened box blehh. I guess that gives me more incentive to wait and see if prices go down

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Lapping the CPU for me is a brave new (and scary-looking) world.
Blitz6804, don't worry about the negatives. Just think of the cooling advantages you'll gain from this. You can do it man! Just take your time and don't rush it.

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Hey you guys have any idea as to what might cause an achix86.sys error (512) when trying to install RAID drivers in WinXp setup?
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post #19065 of 28751
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Hey you guys have any idea as to what might cause an achix86.sys error (512) when trying to install RAID drivers in WinXp setup?
BlackOmega, have you tried a different version of the Raid driver? Try copying them to a different floppy disk. I've ran into this a few times and ended up being a bad floppy disk. Hey I found your other post on the MSI Forum

Let us know

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BlackOmega, have you tried a different version of the Raid driver? Try copying them to a different floppy disk. I've ran into this a few times and ended up being a bad floppy disk. Hey I found your other post on the MSI Forum

Let us know

Good luck
AFAIK, thats the only available version. I think I'm going to have to run over to my folks place and run off a few copies.
And just to be sure, when I extract the file am I supposed to leave it in the folder, or only set the root files in the x86 folder to be the only files on the diskette?

Another thing, is there a way to get in to DOS and format my HDD's ?(in case that has something to do with it)

Yeah, I tried over there first, it was late and there was no one around here. You like my username over there?
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You like my username over there?
BLB I like it. You really notice a 50% boost over non raided drives? That is impressive. So if your using Raptor or Velociraptors then you raid spd would be stupendouse
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BLB I like it. You really notice a 50% boost over non raided drives? That is impressive. So if your using Raptor or Velociraptors then you raid spd would be stupendouse
Lol I got Leo a Buzz Lightyear action figure and thats the way he says his name . Every time I hear him say it I'm like "Who taught you that?" Then I realize he's saying Buzz Lightyear, not light beer.

But yeah there is a pretty dramatic speed increase from a single disk to RAID. IIRC, Joe raided some raptors and his speed was ridiculous, his burst speed was in the thousands (IIRC) and his average was at least double of what my RAID array was able to do.
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I've never set up raid for fear of loosing all my info. Is it best to set up raid w/3 HDD's two for raid and one for storage of things like games etc etc or would the third non raided drive defeat the purpost? For example I have 2x 36G Raptors and 2x 74G Raptors. I could use 2 of same kind Raptors for the Raid and a regular WD 500 G Sata 16GB cache for my storage. If I put my OS on the two raided drives Would the storage drive slow down the system if I had my game files etc etc on it?
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I've never set up raid for fear of loosing all my info. Is it best to set up raid w/3 HDD's two for raid and one for storage of things like games etc etc or would the third non raided drive defeat the purpost? For example I have 2x 36G Raptors and 2x 74G Raptors. I could use 2 of same kind Raptors for the Raid and a regular WD 500 G Sata 16GB cache for my storage. If I put my OS on the two raided drives Would the storage drive slow down the system if I had my game files etc etc on it?
The best option if you are worried about Data loss is to do a RAID 10 array (or Matrix if you have an Intel board) on a dedicated RAID controller.

As that gives you the option of running 2 Raid 1 arrays and then stripping them. Or running a RAID 0 array and then mirroring it.
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