Originally Posted by cappy
Got my parts, and put the video card in, and saw a huge spark, came from my ethernet card... so i take that out and hit the switch again and everything spins up but nothing on the screen, monitor didnt even go out of sleep mode. So, buick are you coming my way anytime soon? If so, bring one of your socket 939 computers so we can attempt to trouble shoot mine. But if not, i "should" be able to buy a new motherboard soon. Oh and of course, i got the crappiest stepping for the opty 165......
lcb9e. But its a nice heat sink and fan, but i probably will still use the zalman
btw that opty pic i took looks sweet
So the short is in the Ethernet card, huh?? I'm glad you were able to find it... As for going South. I'm going South this weekend, but it's to Daytona!! I'll be at the Daytona 500 NASCAR race with my daughter Tanya...
As for troubleshooting the socket 939 computers? Let me get this right, you want to place possible bad parts in my working system?? Very funny... he,he,he
As for the heatsink for the Opty, is the heatsink one of those copper ones with the heat tubes?? I have one of those on my X2 4400+. It's a nice heatsink. The fan is a small one 80x80x10mm, but it's quiet and keeps things cool so far... I can always upgrade the fan to a Vantec Tornado 80x80x38mm for some real cooling and noise!
After all of the problems I had at the start of the year with cpu, hard drives, video cards and the like, I'm leaving my computers only slightly overclocked. I'm running all of them between 5 and 10% OC'd. All video cards are stock at this point in time..
So with my plans for this weekend, I'll be contacting you next Tuesday or so. I'll be here tomorrow until 2:00pm, and then off we/I go to Florida and some sun!
Take care and Fold on! :-)