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You may be able to access it from a LiveCD operating system such as Ubuntu Linux.

And yes Thlnk3r, I am talking about Windows Experience (A.K.A. "Windows XP"). In my experience on three different occasions, if the computer is stable in Experience, it is also stable in Vista. Perhaps you may get a higher suicide in Experience, but I care not for suicides.
That's been my experience as well with both my Opty 170 and my E6750. Vista is no more or less stable than XP with regards to oc'ing.
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I believe the highly-esteemed thlnk3r has some experience with Win2K temperature reporting issues with these dual-cores. I can't quite remember what he did upon discovering this, though
Joe, rats I completely forgot. Unfortunately I did not take any notes/documentation when I tested my Opteron 170 with Win2k

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However I do have one important question, it seems to me that Win2k reads temps higher than XP, as I was running XP earlier and my temps were about 10-15C cooler. In bios my temps are also higher even though I lowered the cpu voltage, I also reapplied AS5 and no change.
Thoughts?
Pest, perhaps it's just a coincidence that your temperatures are reading higher then what was recorded in your XP installation. Do you have both operating systems set up on one drive (dual boot) or did you just install Win2k? Just curious, how did you apply the AS5? Make sure you only apply the thermal compound on the center of the IHS. It should be the size of a uncooked rice grain. The mounting pressure of the cooler will spread the TIM (thermal interface material) evenly so don't worry. In your BIOS, are the temperatures listed for both cores or is it just the "CPU Temp"? The cpu temp is typically the temperature at the IHS level.

N2Gaming, it's quite possible the random reboots could be do to a faulty cap. I had a P4 board with 6 leaking caps and I didn't even know. Eventually the computer just wouldn't stay powered on or it just constantly restarted. You have nothing really too loose now if the board is damaged (from previous owner) so you could replace the caps and see what happens. What was the burnt mark on the bottom of the motherboard that you mentioned in one of your earlier posts?

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Both the Venus and Expert carry the solid caps. It is correct about the karjan alc850 audio block.

The difference with the caps is the Expert has a light brown and the Venus have the light blue, but both are solid.
true. however the venice caps don't have the Y slot on the top. I guess that makes them better??? don't know how though maybe the venice caps not having the plastic sheathing helps keep them cooler.
Edited by N2Gaming - 10/13/08 at 10:08pm
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N2Gaming, it's quite possible the random reboots could be do to a faulty cap. I had a P4 board with 6 leaking caps and I didn't even know. Eventually the computer just wouldn't stay powered on or it just constantly restarted. You have nothing really too loose now if the board is damaged (from previous owner) so you could replace the caps and see what happens. What was the burnt mark on the bottom of the motherboard that you mentioned in one of your earlier posts?

Good luck guys
I don't know the exact reason the board ended up on ebay the way it did but the caps and some of the other hardware have damage from what I believe was caused from being sandwitched between 10 to 50 printed circuit boards then trasported probably to a pcb recycle center. all of the damage is of this type. the only thing I noticed on the board so far is the little burn mark on the back side of a 6.3v 1000uf cap between the pcie x4 and pcie x1 slots. other then that the board it self is near perfect. As recamended by txtmstrjoe I was able to get the board to boot to a different hdd. I already had a sata installed w/xp from my sig rig. it had a virus anyway. I ran memtest for over 11 passes w/0 errors. I'll replace a couple of caps just to be safe when I get a chance and a warm day.

Edit: using a good sata drive per txtmstrjoe, I performed a fresh install of xp on the first try w/o any hickups. Thanks for pointing out that a hdd bad sector problem causes the system to shut off during os install. I never knew that. So far from what I can tell the baord appears to be good. I only tested it with a old ati 1mb pci card. you know cheap and easy to toss if the baord ruins the card. If I remember correctly, some people had a problem with the pcie x16 slot so I'll try that one next.
Edited by N2Gaming - 10/13/08 at 11:22pm
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Actually thlnk3r, that is a dot about half as big as a grain of uncooked short grain.

If you have not lapped your CPU, I go for a dot about the size of the AMD logo above the copyright year.
     
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Ok guys, I swear this will be the last time; With an 8800gt and a 1680x1050 monitor could I get away w/ high settings on games like COD4, and then some potential games like Assassin's Creed, Mass Effect, Stalker: SC, etc. Could I get away with a ddr3 3870? AA and AF isn't important to me except in CSS (only game i notice the difference. can't tell in cod4 or cysis). I might end up going w/ 1440x900, but hopefully I can do 1680x1050.
 
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I was gonna show you a link from tigerdirect for a 512mb xfx 8800 gts they had a video review of this card claiming it beats the 8800 gt, they claim it easily overclocks faster then the xfx 8800 gtx. oh well. I'd like to know the anser to your question as well.
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Actually thlnk3r, that is a dot about half as big as a grain of uncooked short grain.

If you have not lapped your CPU, I go for a dot about the size of the AMD logo above the copyright year.
Blitz, the instructions were just for reference. Wanted to make sure that spreading the TIM across the entire IHS was not needed

I still apply the TIM the size of a small uncooked rice grain. Just enough to where it just covers the center of the IHS and not to much to where it oozes out. I might actually use half the size of that, it's really hard to say since each application is never the same.

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has any one successfully used the nf4 ClockGen to overclock your system. I have tried several times and my sytem freezes right after I click apply settings.
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has any one successfully used the nf4 ClockGen to overclock your system. I have tried several times and my sytem freezes right after I click apply settings.
N2Gaming, I would advice not using Clockgen when trying to overclock your system. To answer your question, have you tried this version of clockgen: http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=105?

Software overclocking can be dangerous especially if your overclock is not stable. Not only do you risk damaging your operating system but it's also possible that hardware could be damaged as well(mainly the via series chipsets that did not allow pci/agp locking). I recommend doing all of your overclocking/tweaking through the BIOS.

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