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OK, a little update here (for those who may be interested)....

My 939 rig is coming a little closer to being implemented. I picked up an LCBQE stepping Opty 165 off Ebay for 70 bucks. I have 4x512MB Crucial Ballistix DDR500, an Asus A8R-MVP motherboard, plus an X1800XT and X1800 Crossfire soon to come. I have a spare PSU, HDD, and DVD laying around here. I'm going to pick up a case and CPU cooler soon as well. Hope to get it all together and start overclocking like mad. I also have a 3700+ Sandy that I'd like to push to the limits also.

This is kind of a "just for fun" rig, and I plan on making that way. Hopefully everything will come together nicely so I can report to you experts here on my OC'ing ventures!
    
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Originally Posted by Choggs396 View Post
OK, a little update here (for those who may be interested)....

My 939 rig is coming a little closer to being implemented. I picked up an LCBQE stepping Opty 165 off Ebay for 70 bucks. I have 4x512MB Crucial Ballistix DDR500, an Asus A8R-MVP motherboard, plus an X1800XT and X1800 Crossfire soon to come. I have a spare PSU, HDD, and DVD laying around here. I'm going to pick up a case and CPU cooler soon as well. Hope to get it all together and start overclocking like mad. I also have a 3700+ Sandy that I'd like to push to the limits also.

This is kind of a "just for fun" rig, and I plan on making that way. Hopefully everything will come together nicely so I can report to you experts here on my OC'ing ventures!
Sweet! Can't wait to see what you get going with it. Hey wait a minute, you bought that board from XAslanX or whatever his name is.....I wanted that board . Just kidding....sounds like a pretty nice higher end (for its time) 939 rig! I for one am looking forward to your results .
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Welcome aboard the S939 Express, stn0092. We're glad to have you join us on our journey.

So sorry to hear about your dead Manchester, pio.

Choggs396, I too look forward to you sharing your adventures with your Crossfire S939er. You'll be one of a very select group, as I believe there are so few of us here who have experience OCing with something other than an nF4-chipset motherboard.
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stn0092: Welcome! This is a great group of folks here and we are always willing to help.

Pio: a moment of silence for the manny.

Choggs: Looking forward to what that Opty can do
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Alright guys, I've got a bit of sad news . My Manchester is gone . Seems it ran a bit too hot for a bit too long . Anybody wanna trade me a single core for a dual core of any speed? Single core doesn't cut it evidentally for TV viewing .
Pioneerisloud, I'm sorry to hear that. That had to make your heart stop for just a second huh?

Choggs396, good job coming up on that Opty 165! Do you know if it’s alive yet?

stn0092, welcome !
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Hey stn0092, Is your system stable with your rated fsb at 1100?

Edited by N2Gaming - 10/17/08 at 12:47am
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Choggs396, I too look forward to you sharing your adventures with your Crossfire S939er. You'll be one of a very select group, as I believe there are so few of us here who have experiencing OCing with something other than an nF4-chipset motherboard.
Yeah, I see the majority of you 939'ers have nF4 chipsets. I've heard the A8R-MVP with the RD480 northbridge has had some excellent OC'ing results though. Take this AnandTech review, for example. So I'm gonna test the waters a little with this board, especially since it'll allow me to run Crossfire.


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Choggs396, good job coming up on that Opty 165! Do you know if it’s alive yet?
Sadly, no. I haven't tested it out yet.
    
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looking at that review Choggs, you should be able to hit a higher HT than 325. I'm sure the CPU they used inhibited their results.
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Yes it did make my heart stop. And sadly enough, I honestly don't really know what to do about this situation either. A single core CPU won't cut it (as my other TV computer well shows), and to buy a dual core is nearly impossible these days (especially now that my wages are being garnished), so I'm up a certain creek without a paddle ATM . Oh well, I suppose something will turn up eventually perhaps. Or I'll sell it with the single core and the TV, and just have one TV in the house . That would work I suppose.

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Always look for the positive in things .
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