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post #23371 of 28751
Thank you very much for the warm welcome, I kind of thought the 4800+ could have taken a beating, but I wanted to at least be as fair as I could. I will look for a 170/175 Opteron, I have never O/C'd any of my machines before, but I kinda have the urge (I build custom 4wheel drives for a living...) any hoo I have also been looking at the folding @ home project and that is how I first saw this site. I have three machines around the house, all AMD based, two of which are socket 939's. The third is an AMD am2 socket machine with a 6400+ BE processor. It has been running an 8800GTX card but I recently added a second card (thanx again ebay! the digital junkyard!) and just ordered an 850w PSU for it so I am not sure how she will do just yet, any ideas for setup there? I have (ahem) Vista Ultimate 64bit O/S on that machine. I tried that machine in SLI with the 600w PSU first, right after I got the second card, gorgeous! Then, sudden shut down, no BSOD, no nothing, just off. Started it back up and went straight to gaming on it, the excitement of it all had me so, ride 'em into the ground I say! LOL Anyhow it promptly did it again, and Vista would start up normally, just act as if the power was cut off. It would ask if I wanted to start in safe mode from the BIOS screen... I figured it to be the PSU because it didn't have 4 6-pin PCI-e connectors, just 2 and I had to use a couple of dongle adaptors (they were wired correctly, but I had two adaptors on the same rail, 1 to each card to attempt to spread the load as much as possible) That machine is waiting patiently. The third is an ASUS A8V-VM SE board with a single core AMD 3200+ and a nvidia 8500 512mb card. I figured I would put the 4000+ in it after I found a suitable replacement for this one, and let it fold its ass off 24/7. I really only use it for music to game to... Any-way thank you again for the welcome and I would appreciate any comments/advice I could get. Mike
    
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I also had a ??? for the racers out there, steering wheel or no? and which one? I have the Logitech momo wheel, but I want the G27 wheel and would like a real-world idea not a rehashed corp. reviewers idea of what rocks... Mike
    
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Hey Mike,
Fill out your system specs so that way we can see what you're working with, especially when you try your hand at overclocking. You will need better cooling, that's for sure.

Also, if you could, try to break your text up a little, makes it easier to read.

And yeah, typically when rig shuts down like that, it's usually a lack of power.

As for setup on the dual 8800GTX's, well, all you really need is an SLI bridge, and you might have to enable it in the BIOS. Some boards do it automatically however.
Once again once you fill out your detailed specs, we'll be able to guide you a little better as we'll know what you're working with.

PS: I'm a certified mechanic too.

EDIT: I don't use a steering wheel for video games, just an Xbox 360 controller.
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I personally use the Playstation 2 Logitech Driving Force when I am racing. I am coveting a G27, but it is a fuzz out of budget. (Read: way too expensive for me.) Most wheels with paddle shifters would work well. While the h-pattern or bump stick shifters are more realistic (sometimes; depends on the car) fiddling with a clutch might not be the best idea for the learning curve. As far as I am concerned, I would want a wheel with several buttons on the face so you can look left, right, or back, e-brake, shift, et cetera without ever taking your hands off the wheel.
     
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post #23375 of 28751
Welcome to the club kustomkrazykat

And Blitz I bet you can find a new or nearly new MS sidewinder FF wheel for cheap. Put a wheel wrap on it and it's great. Has 6 buttons on the front and 2 paddles. The pedals are pretty nice, too.

ooooooohhh........1000 posts, too.
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I really want a wheel with a clutch, but there's too many things that I want more .
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post #23377 of 28751
Welcome new member. I sense you may catch some flack from your initials kkk .

I recently got two of the MOMO Wheels on sale BNIB from Logitech for $44.99 + tax w/free shipping so I purchased 2 of them for less than $100.00 shipped.

I got one for me and one for my guests to use. I love the wheel and am becoming more and more fond of it every time I use it.

I have played GRID, Dirt, Dirt 2, FUEL, ToCA RAce Driver 3, Project Torque, Need 4 Speed High Stakes, Midnight Club II & a few others.

Looking forward to racing w/you.

N2G
Edited by N2Gaming - 5/16/10 at 4:29pm
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Welcome to our club kkk .

I would say to return that x2 4800+. You probably overpaid for it, those chips usually go for quite a bit because they are the highest clocked X2 for 939.

I would instead look around for an Opteron 170 or 175. No problems with it working with your board. I have a Jetway 939GT4 SLI (same as your BFG pretty much), and my 165 works flawlessly on it. Return that X2 though, it sounds to me like the IMC is damaged if it BSOD's on you after 15 minutes.
 
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Hi guys. I have a little 939 overclocking question. Could 'Race On' lock up due to a too high CPU overclock, but at the same time could I still be able to ctrl/alt/del-task manager out of the game and just go about my business?

IIRC when it freezes up due to the CPU, the whole system is locked up. I've never been able to do anything when it locked up before.

You see I have my video card clocked 30MHz below artifacts on both core and memory. I know my CPU is not prime stable @ 3Ghz, but it has always run GTR2, and now it's run Race 07', GTR Evo and Race On(all sim-bin games) no problem for days. But today I have had Race On freeze up twice in a relatively short amount of time(~10-15 minutes) each time.

Just trying to ummmmm...find an answer that doesn't require me downclocking my CPU.
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Originally Posted by ny_driver View Post
Hi guys. I have a little 939 overclocking question. Could 'Race On' lock up due to a too high CPU overclock, but at the same time could I still be able to ctrl/alt/del-task manager out of the game and just go about my business?

IIRC when it freezes up due to the CPU, the whole system is locked up. I've never been able to do anything when it locked up before.

You see I have my video card clocked 30MHz below artifacts on both core and memory. I know my CPU is not prime stable @ 3Ghz, but it has always run GTR2, and now it's run Race 07', GTR Evo and Race On(all sim-bin games) no problem for days. But today I have had Race On freeze up twice in a relatively short amount of time(~10-15 minutes) each time.

Just trying to ummmmm...find an answer that doesn't require me downclocking my CPU.
Is Race On a port from a console game? If it is, I've noticed that ported games act very strangely when running on an overclocked machine. I have several the do strange stuff, or just flat out not want to run at all. And mind you that is on a 16hour prime stable rig.

With that said, prime stability is very important. While at first it might seem like everything is OK, after a while it will start to corrupt your OS. It's when it transfers the bits of information, it'll write and save errors. Given long enough, the whole OS will be corrupt.

If you're prime stable @ 2.9, run your rig at that speed. The difference between 2.9 and 3.0 will be negligible, and I bet you wouldn't even notice really.
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