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Well I got to look at my 170 today, it finally came in to work, and it is a CCBWE 0543TPMW. I have no idea if that is a 'good' one or not? Any thoughts anyone? I will be putting it in to one of these boards tomorrow as i didn't bring any money with me today( i didn't think it was going to be here until Friday). What board is best? Thanks

http://www.memoryexpress.com/index.p...ctID=6726&SID=

or

http://www.memoryexpress.com/index.p...ctID=5595&SID=

I think the first one is the better board, but i like the ram placement on the second one as the ram will get cooling. Help please!
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I couldve sworn a 170 was a 940 pin...>_>, maybe im thinking of the 2 series <_>.
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Ya you must be, 170 dual core @ 2ghz 2x1mb l2 939 pin cpu. Great deal for dual core.
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yeah, I thought it was a dual core, but i thought it was a 940...forgot they made 939 dual optys lol. go with the second one.
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Why do you think the second one is better?

Sorry to bump, but i will be picking these up in about 2 hours.
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Sorry to bump, but i will be picking these up in about 2 hours.

I am currently running the DFI EXPERT and the opt 170 with the exact stepping that you got the 0543,,, it seems to overclock well,, I got it up tp 2.6ghz on the first day with little tweaking and now im working on getting my dram settings in place to get it to clock higher,,, The dfi expert board has a great layout and it is the top of the line from DFI,, for the $20 dollar difference you might as well go with the DFI expert,, it aslo has been reported to be able to overclock a bit higher then the other board,,,

As for the ram placement I am running crucial ballistix so I need some extra cooling anyway and have a 120mm pointing at the board to cool the ram since im water cooled,, so no heatsink fan form CPU to help,,, overall the board is very spacious and works well for SLI setup and could be good for you down the line,,

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Thanks, I have been following your thread and decided to get the Expert. I also will be using water on mine. Now alls i have to do is back up the g/f's pics and it will be install time. As for the ram cooling i'll be moding a 120mm fan in the side of my Armor so it should blow right in the ram.
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Thanks, I have been following your thread and decided to get the Expert. I also will be using water on mine. Now alls i have to do is back up the g/f's pics and it will be install time. As for the ram cooling i'll be moding a 120mm fan in the side of my Armor so it should blow right in the ram.

nice i am running the Armor case also and I took the rear 120mm fan off since my radiator is on the back of the case there,,, and i attached the 120mm fan sideways so that it is pointing right at the ram,, I just used blue zip-ties to attach it in place and it keeps my ram nice and cool,,, before then fan if i ran the comp for a few hours the ballistix got hot to the touch at stock volts,,, very hot,,, now with the fan it stays just a nice moderate warm feeling,,, the fan on the ram is a must,,,

When I get home im going to tweak some more settings im trying to get to 2.7 right now since I am 2.6 stable pretty easily,,, let me know how it turns out for you
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mines the same CCBWE 0534 and it does really well 2.7ghz right now but it took some vcore so water cooling will definatley help
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It runs a bit cooler at stock then I thought it would. I started the burn in last night and the prime95 i had set to affinity 1 crashed in under 30 mins, while the other one ran for hours w/o a problem on the large fft's. I ran the blended test over night on affinity 1 w/o anything on 0 and it was fine. I'm re running the large ftt's on just affinity one now to see if it's worked it self out yet. What other program can i use to 'strengthen my weaker core? Thanks
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