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[Build Log] Bye Bye IP35 Pro and Hello DS3L

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Build Status: Waiting for DS3L to arrive on 3/27/08 (about 10PM Pacific time [GMT -8:00])

My IP35 Pro started giving me post errors about a week ago (it will post "9.0." which isn't in the manual and I can't find what is wrong with it) and I've decided I've done everything in my power to try and solve the problem and I'm giving up on Abit. The IP35 Pro couldn't get my Q6600 much past 3.2Ghz because of the 0.05v Vdroop (I don't like modding electronics unless I've done something similar before) and I just gave up on ever seeing 3.6Ghz. Now I have been eying the DS3L ever since I noticed a lot of people had it and wanted to try it out. Yeah it's not as fancy as the IP35 Pro (when it works), but it still looks sweet. So an hour or two ago I ordered one from Newegg for $89 (with the 3 day UPS shipping and taxes it came to about $105), and it should be here Thursday night.

The only thing I'm not looking forward to is not having onboard RAID. I do have a SATA I RAID controller that should be bootable, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to get it to work. Also I'll be installing XP instead of Vista, because for some reason all the Vista computers in my house either don't work or generally slower when not in games (compared to XP) and all of the XP computers instantaneous. Again, I'm not looking forward to needing RAID drivers for the XP installer.

And while all that will be going on, I'm going to have a friend come over with his dremel (and some other tools) to mod my Antec 900 so I can put everything in one case without greatly losing airflow. (see this picture, this picture, and this picture to give you a better image in your head)

So I guess this is a major turning point in this rig's "life". I'm hoping that this will be a quick and easy changeover.

Edit: This has officially turned into a build log . I will be duplicating my posts in this main thread for your ease of viewing.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrtn400 View Post
Ok here is my first update officially making this thread a build log! I got my camera working, but I still am a horrible photographer . I personally hate it when build loggers have their pictures fragmented throughout the tons of "Subscribed!"s and "Nice!"s so I will be adding them to the main post.

So I finally gutted my case.



But I ran into a bit of a problem. My Tuniq Tower 120's backplate didn't come off very nicely and all of the adhesive is still stuck to the IP35 Pro.



So I'll be using an AC Freezer 7 until I can get another Tuniq.



And I got my RAM and my Q6600 all boxed up so they don't get damaged.



I also boxed up my IP35 Pro, hopefully for the last time.

Cataclysm
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 GA-EP45-UD3P Rev. 1.0 Sapphire 4850 4x 2GB DDR2-1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD1600AAJS Random IDE Sony DVD Burner Tuniq Tower 120 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
6x 120mm Scythe SY1225SL12SH Fans Thermalright T-RAD2 2x 92mm Scythe DFS922512M-PWM Fans Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer 19" @ 1400x900 Sceptre 19" @ 1280x1024 Cherry G81-7000LPAUS-2 (MY Switches) Corsair 650TX 
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Antec 900 Razer Diamondback 3G A black one with a cat in a hammock Asus Xonar D1 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD1600AAJS Random IDE Sony DVD Burner Tuniq Tower 120 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
6x 120mm Scythe SY1225SL12SH Fans Thermalright T-RAD2 2x 92mm Scythe DFS922512M-PWM Fans Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer 19" @ 1400x900 Sceptre 19" @ 1280x1024 Cherry G81-7000LPAUS-2 (MY Switches) Corsair 650TX 
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post #2 of 6
well, I believe the DS3L has quite a bit of vdroop as well.
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post #3 of 6
There is a specific thread dedicated to the DS3L, located here:

http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...3l-thread.html

Any questions you can easily find here, just about every angle has been covered.
post #4 of 6
you will be completely happy with the gibabyte, i have 4 Q6600 GO's on that board. even with the Zalman 9700, i get them rock solid @ 3.4, folding 24/7. i have been able to reach 3.6 with no problems, just haven't had time to dial them in yet. i leave them at 3.4 for now. i would like to see that work log!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bioniccrackmonk View Post
There is a specific thread dedicated to the DS3L, located here:

http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...3l-thread.html

Any questions you can easily find here, just about every angle has been covered.
Thanks for the info.

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Originally Posted by gibsonnova74 View Post
you will be completely happy with the gibabyte, i have 4 Q6600 GO's on that board. even with the Zalman 9700, i get them rock solid @ 3.4, folding 24/7. i have been able to reach 3.6 with no problems, just haven't had time to dial them in yet. i leave them at 3.4 for now. i would like to see that work log!
Hopefully I'll be able to get to 3.2 without having to raise the voltage to 1.43v any more.
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Q6600 G0 GA-EP45-UD3P Rev. 1.0 Sapphire 4850 4x 2GB DDR2-1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD1600AAJS Random IDE Sony DVD Burner Tuniq Tower 120 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
6x 120mm Scythe SY1225SL12SH Fans Thermalright T-RAD2 2x 92mm Scythe DFS922512M-PWM Fans Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer 19" @ 1400x900 Sceptre 19" @ 1280x1024 Cherry G81-7000LPAUS-2 (MY Switches) Corsair 650TX 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD1600AAJS Random IDE Sony DVD Burner Tuniq Tower 120 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
6x 120mm Scythe SY1225SL12SH Fans Thermalright T-RAD2 2x 92mm Scythe DFS922512M-PWM Fans Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer 19" @ 1400x900 Sceptre 19" @ 1280x1024 Cherry G81-7000LPAUS-2 (MY Switches) Corsair 650TX 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Antec 900 Razer Diamondback 3G A black one with a cat in a hammock Asus Xonar D1 
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post #6 of 6
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Ok here is my first update officially making this thread a build log! I got my camera working, but I still am a horrible photographer . I personally hate it when build loggers have their pictures fragmented throughout the tons of "Subscribed!"s and "Nice!"s so I will be adding them to the main post.

So I finally gutted my case.



But I ran into a bit of a problem. My Tuniq Tower 120's backplate didn't come off very nicely and all of the adhesive is still stuck to the IP35 Pro.



So I'll be using an AC Freezer 7 until I can get another Tuniq.



And I got my RAM and my Q6600 all boxed up so they don't get damaged.



I also boxed up my IP35 Pro, hopefully for the last time.

Cataclysm
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 GA-EP45-UD3P Rev. 1.0 Sapphire 4850 4x 2GB DDR2-1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD1600AAJS Random IDE Sony DVD Burner Tuniq Tower 120 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
6x 120mm Scythe SY1225SL12SH Fans Thermalright T-RAD2 2x 92mm Scythe DFS922512M-PWM Fans Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer 19" @ 1400x900 Sceptre 19" @ 1280x1024 Cherry G81-7000LPAUS-2 (MY Switches) Corsair 650TX 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Antec 900 Razer Diamondback 3G A black one with a cat in a hammock Asus Xonar D1 
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Q6600 G0 GA-EP45-UD3P Rev. 1.0 Sapphire 4850 4x 2GB DDR2-1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD1600AAJS Random IDE Sony DVD Burner Tuniq Tower 120 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
6x 120mm Scythe SY1225SL12SH Fans Thermalright T-RAD2 2x 92mm Scythe DFS922512M-PWM Fans Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer 19" @ 1400x900 Sceptre 19" @ 1280x1024 Cherry G81-7000LPAUS-2 (MY Switches) Corsair 650TX 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Antec 900 Razer Diamondback 3G A black one with a cat in a hammock Asus Xonar D1 
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