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All: I am a little disappointed with the Mega Shadow. For being supposedly such a good cooler, it really does not seem to cool that much better than what I had.
Well you're not running a high overclock yet (and as we know, air cooling is limited by it's surrounding temps) and it's possible the fans are partly to blame as well.
Ultra-Kaze's erally don't have that great of static pressure, and are pretty bottom bin as far as 38mm fans are concerned.

Though, as Thlnk3r said, airflow could be a problem: from what I gathered picture wise you do look a little cluttered in there.
Easiest way to check if this is really a problem, pop the side panel off and start loading up the CPU, then let it setle, put the side panel back on, and load up again.
Obviously, if you see a rise in temps, it's an airflow problem.

Also, you may want to see if you can tighten your Mega down more. Mine needed a few extra cranks to make it really secure.
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Tator Tot: It is in my sig: CACVC AC 0852APCW. Also Tator, would there be much of a difference between a single fan in a push config as compared to a single fan in a pull config? Would it be better to get one in a pull with good oversided RAM, or push/pull with good normal-sized RAM?
Push/Pull with S-Flex G's (similar to, but better than, your Ultra Kaze's) have dropped quiet a few users load temps by 2-3*C
So I would give that a shot. But most people do not over use 4GB of RAM yet. (I do, but I'm not most people)

Also, from what I have seen, 0850-0853 chips have been able to do 3.7-3.8ghz (just depending) on multiple configurations with just a multi boost in the 1.475-1.5v are (perfectly fine/in spec.)

I'm still sticking by my original NB numbers as well. (2400-2600mhz)

Though, I would see just how high you can get the CPU at first, since we know about your DFI's CPU-NB BIOS limitations.
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I had S-Flex Fs in my computer. They were about the limit I could tolerate on noise. My current setup has Ultra Kaze 3ks running around 1400 RPM. They are about the same temperature as the S-Flex Fs, but run about 1º C cooler when I swapped everything over. My NB has been stable upwards of 2200 MHz in my testing, and the highest CPU overclock I can get on stock voltage is where I am now, 3.5 GHz.
     
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Those numbers don't look bad at all.
Stock Voltage on some newer chips are able to pull 3.6ghz. And if Rumors are true, C3 stepping 975 Black Edition @ 3.6ghz should be coming out, bumping the 965 down to $175, and taking the $195 slot.

But it seems, in stock conditions, 3.5-3.6ghz is the best anyone is able to do. (Obviously with the Opteron style cooler, and not the Aluminum Fin cooler that comes with most CPU's.)


As for S-Flex/Ultra Kaze; in fan testing a 1-2*C margin of error should always be taken into consideration.
That, or retest the same variables 100 times. But I much prefer margin of error apposed to re-testing.
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Blitz, check out this thread. Perhaps that will help motivate you to perform some cable management
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My cables seriously are not as bad since switching to the HD 5970. I can try to do better later, right now, moving furniture.
     
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Those numbers don't look bad at all.
Stock Voltage on some newer chips are able to pull 3.6ghz. And if Rumors are true, C3 stepping 975 Black Edition @ 3.6ghz should be coming out, bumping the 965 down to $175, and taking the $195 slot.
Very nice Tator. I think I'll hold out for C4 x4 995 @ 4.0GHz Oh and there may be hope for a NB multi on my mobo after all. I'm not gonna hold my breath but will cross my fingers.
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My cables seriously are not as bad since switching to the HD 5970. I can try to do better later, right now, moving furniture.
Just pop the side panel and try it that way. Quick and easy.

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Very nice Tator. I think I'll hold out for C4 x4 995 @ 4.0GHz Oh and there may be hope for a NB multi on my mobo after all. I'm not gonna hold my breath but will cross my fingers.
I doubt we'll see a stock 4.0ghz chip.

While Deneb is highly versatile, the chances of pulling a 4.0ghz chip out of the box that can run within all regulations (IE: voltage much be 1.425 or under) is highly unlikely.
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Originally Posted by Hueristic View Post
BGA cannot as of yet be replaced without specialized equipment. You can reflow the chip as it is more than likely the bga solder and not the chip. I did it on my tyan tomcat but it only lasted a few months until I rebooted. I you decide to (Why not?), get a heat gun and molding clay. protect the surrounding area heat the chip (not the bottom pcb) to 290f wait 10 minutes for the area to cool down. To check the temp you can use a laser thermonitor. Heat gun and therm can be had at harbor freight for $30 on a good day.
this guy does it with just a heat gun and vacuum pump
and reballs it with a soldering iron
but its a much smaller chip than an nf4

the NF4 chip that goes to a million degrees instantly has chips in the corners of the die probly why it does not work and the nf4 chip on the other board works fine but my schaky hands killed the lanchip so now it wont boot
Edited by redhat_ownage - 1/14/10 at 4:24pm
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HEy guys sorry to jump in like this but will a regular Xbox controller work on a PC? Never wanted a controller till now, but I figure I had better find out before committing to one.

Any suggestions as to which controllers are the good to look at, which ones to stay away from, etc.?

THanks guys

PS: I might be putting together an i5 rig shortly .
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yes it will but you will need to find drivers
when you cut open the wire for the controler there will be 4 wires and shielding wire
the color of the wires are the same as usb standards

you will also be able to use the xbox mempack as a super secure thumb drive since very few people will have a reader for it
Edited by redhat_ownage - 1/14/10 at 4:25pm
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