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headmixer, right now the only thing keeping me functionally sane is my lame sense of humor and the many great guys on OCN.

I swear to Almighty Allah that I am so sick and tired of buying equipment that flat-out does not work.

Really, so you guys could all share a good laugh, I should take a moment to make a list and post it here so you can all see what a Gullible Idiot I have been.

The following is my email to tech support for my SYBA SY-PEX40008 PCI Express SATA II (3.0Gb/s) Software RAID Controller Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...pk=SY-PEX40008

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Karlin,

After many, many hours playing with this card (I have 2, one for each computer), I have learned that a reviewer over at Amazon.com has articulated my problem exactly:

"It seems to work perfectly with two hard drives, but my systems hangs with 4 hard drives running at once"

I'm getting system slowdowns and lockups and sometimes need to warm boot, even cold boot at times.

This card will not accept 4 identical 1 TB Western Digital drives. Repeating what I said before, I do not need RAID. I just need the extra SATA ports.
None of my drives (above 2) are recognized, so in effect this is a 2 SATA port card - when it works.

What can I do about this? You know, when you buy a product that is advertized to do something, your really expect the advertizing to be correct!

I am very, very annoyed, because I have wasted so very much time with this product!
I just fired up my computer this morning with only 2 HDD's (out of a possible 4 ports) connected. The little ole cursor just froze. When I tried to warm-reboot the system locked up. So I had to completely turn it off, wait 10 seconds and with all SATA cables disconnected from this monstrosity, it eventually booted up.

I'm so frustrated.

Not a problem, though. I think I can sell them to Kahbrohn.

When they don't work for him, I'll just lay on a real good Guilt Trip and then clown him on OCN, "well there you go again, Dr. Kaboom!"
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Hi guys,

I removed the heatsink of my motherboard and changed the thermal paste of the NorthBridge and SouthBridge and Lucid Hydra Logix, to improve the temperatures.

By the way, I have not changed the mosfets thermal paste.

But now it seems that the temperature of my NorthBridge is higher than before...

So guys, what thermal paste would you recommend me for the mosfets and the rest of the chips?

Thanks
What thermal paste did you use?? I would always reccomend Arctic Silver 5 but it's a personal choice. Getting a good quality paste is a good place to start. If you used good paste then the fault may be in the replacement of heatsinks. Good luck.
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Well Im in need of great help, can't decide between saving to buy the coming HD7970 or buying an SSD.
What troubles me is the fact that the Crosshair IV Formula does not support TRIM... And I have no clue of how hard would the new GPU be bottlenecked by my CPU. It is OC'ed and I do game at Full HD.
If I replace my GPU this HD6850 will be donated to my gf i5 2500k rig.

Can some1 actually help me decide, do I need the SSD speed?
Or is the fps better compared to the overall speed?
Edited by Tokkan - 9/5/11 at 3:44pm
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Testing CPU-Z reported voltages against actual voltages measured with my multi-meter.

For anyone with an Extreme and wants to run 1.55v under-load then 1.5v in BIOS with full LLC enabled reports 1.549v under load on the multi-meter and 1.572v in CPU-Z.
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What thermal paste did you use?? I would always reccomend Arctic Silver 5 but it's a personal choice. Getting a good quality paste is a good place to start. If you used good paste then the fault may be in the replacement of heatsinks. Good luck.
I used Noctua NT-H1... The heatsink seems to be well replaced, I mean, the screws are OK, etc.
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I used Noctua NT-H1... The heatsink seems to be well replaced, I mean, the screws are OK, etc.
I know Noctua make great coolers don't know about TIM though anyway in honesty it was a stab in the dark. Hope you get it sorted.

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Well Im in need to great help, can't decide between saving to buy the coming HD7970 or buying an SSD.
What troubles me is the fact that the Crosshair IV Formula does not support TRIM... And I have no clue of how hard would the new GPU be bottlenecked by my CPU. It is OC'ed and I do game at Full HD.
If I replace my GPU this HD6850 will be donated to my gf i5 2500k rig.

Can some1 actually help me decide, do I need the SSD speed?
Or is the fps better compared to the overall speed?
The crosshair IV supports trim.

Use: Run.
Type: cmd
Type: Fsutil behavior query disabledeletenotify
if: disabledeletenotify=0 trim is enabled

I don't know how good SSD is for gaming though you would have to have a look about.

EDIT: added some hard evidence!


Edited by iamlongtime - 9/5/11 at 3:12pm
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Originally Posted by gregcade View Post
Hi guys,

I removed the heatsink of my motherboard and changed the thermal paste of the NorthBridge and SouthBridge and Lucid Hydra Logix, to improve the temperatures.

By the way, I have not changed the mosfets thermal paste.

But now it seems that the temperature of my NorthBridge is higher than before...

So guys, what thermal paste would you recommend me for the mosfets and the rest of the chips?

Thanks
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Thanks for the link
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Well Im in need to great help, can't decide between saving to buy the coming HD7970 or buying an SSD.
What troubles me is the fact that the Crosshair IV Formula does not support TRIM... And I have no clue of how hard would the new GPU be bottlenecked by my CPU. It is OC'ed and I do game at Full HD.
If I replace my GPU this HD6850 will be donated to my gf i5 2500k rig.

Can some1 actually help me decide, do I need the SSD speed?
Or is the fps better compared to the overall speed?
6850 are very good card
a 7970 will cost a lot more than it is worth
two 6850 or two 6950 would be better for now
ssd will improve your over all computer speed a lot
trim is supported and is set up in windows
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Testing CPU-Z reported voltages against actual voltages measured with my multi-meter.

For anyone with an Extreme and wants to run 1.55v under-load then 1.5v in BIOS with full LLC enabled reports 1.549v under load on the multi-meter and 1.572v in CPU-Z.
The only way to get an accurate reading is to use a really good meter that has been calibrated and certified for accuracy and will still have an error factor of at least .5% and cost around $700
For an example if you had two good meters form different companies they would probably give different reading
Most good meters has an error factor of at least 2%
Most standard meters has an error factor of at least 5% to 10%
Edited by Tweeky - 9/5/11 at 4:15pm
    
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