Originally Posted by Enigma8750
Attention: All CMSSC Scouts.
The New Promotions are in
and I would like to thank and
Congratulate all those promoted
but also I would like to express
My Gratitude to all the Members
Of the CMSSC for their participation
and Esprit de Corp that comes
so Natural to CMSSC Scouts.
cjc75 Promotion to Master Sgt.
Oh... wow! LOL
Didn't expect that one!
Anyway, I am curious if any can answer this...
I am pondering switching out my H50 in the future for something a bit more powerful, perhaps a straight Air based cooler; perhaps something on par with a Megahelem or similar.
But I am wondering, can such a cooler fit and still have room for the two Side Panel fans? If not, then I'll probably look into acquiring a new plexi window to replace the existing one, so it doesn't have the side fan vents and attempt to create a wind-tunnel effect within the case...
I've been pondering all this because I recently started having some problems with my Scout Build; and unfortunately it is possibly a bad Processor, I think one of my Cores got fried recently during a previous OC test run on Prime95, as I achieved stability but oddly, while testing with just Prime95, my Temps shot waaaay up much higher then I was confortable with for my Chip... peaked at 70+ celsius which is way too high for a Phenom II...
Since then I've started getting a lot of Bluescreens and such...
So I'm going to be ordering a temporary AM3 chip soon to pop in, to test with...
Cause Vid Card has tested good, Ram has tested good...
But when I disable my 4th Core though, most of my problems vanish, but a few remain... Getting a lot of game crashes, so I'm thinking the chip got a little too burned... if so, and presuming the temporary test chip resolves the issues, then I'll Warranty my bad one back to AMD if I can and when I get it sent back to me, I'll send the Test Chip back for a refund...
I figure, when the time comes for me to do all this (gotta wait till I can afford to order a Test Chip) then while I'm swapping those Chips out, I'll do some more organizational/clean up work inside the Case, maybe add some covers for my HDD area and PSU area, and I started pondering the idea of putting in a better cooling system cause I think I've hit the limits of what my little H50 can handle! LOLEdited by cjc75 - 1/3/11 at 2:48pm