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You don't need a dedicated server for lan parties these days. Just take one dual core computer, run a dedicated server on one core and the game on the other. Provided it has enough memory.
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Awww.. Druid should be able to have some fun with Crunch's 8 cores
    
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Well eventually I will...but for now just geting the project finished i.e. 4 rigs up and running is the major hurdle.

Just to see how these P5LD2s run I plugged one tpgether and used my OS I have loaded on the Centurion (the rig with the no OC ECS mobo...LOL)

I have to say I am not impressed with this mobo for overclocking. I am using the 820 Dual core 800 FSB CPU to check it out--with a Zalman9500 it is only able to OC 10% without failing to POST--perhaps it is an onboard graphics issue--but whatever it is I unable to get more than 3.08 from a 2.8 Pentium D 820. I cranked the voltages and it made no difference--fails to post after a FSB of 220. I started with the 820 because I know what it usually runs for temps at load at stock speed--I will remount the Zalman and see if I may have applied a tad too much paste or something to have such high temps.

Does not look good at all so far.

More benches soon--the 805 will be next.

The Chipset on this mobo is SMOKING hot. At stock speed the 820 under 100A% load is running at 46-48 C at 10A% OC it is 50C. This does not look promising....

For my next run I will plug in an 805 and see what I can get--but I somehow doubt these mobos are the OC boards I had hoped for....
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Ouch. Let's hope you find some tweak that enables those babies to overclock better.

Do you know whether it's a RAM or FSB issue? If it's an FSB issue, you still might be ok with the D805 with it's 20x multiplier. An FSB of 200MHz will already result in 4.0 GHz...

Is it the northbridge that's overheating that much? If you suspect the onboard graphics, do you have room for a bunch of cheapo low-profile video cards (I know, not planned for Crunch..just suggesting ) Something like this? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121194
    
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post #265 of 647
CyberD, is the fan on the NB running at 100%? My NB fan is set to turn full blast on at 50C set stock in-BIOS...I set it down to 45C.
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It is fanless...so not sure if a fan on there would help--couldn't hurt. If ever a chipset needed some serious coolin it would be this--the ECS chipset cooler was always cool to the touch...Yeah I have hopes that the 805 will produce a decent result. Packing to leave for Wisconsin today so just want to wish you all a happy 4th!
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Have fun! I would definitely slap a cooler on the chipset!
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post #268 of 647
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Gonna get some baselines with the 820 and 805--that way I can see if it helps or not..will post pics and results...had no idea it was so hard to find a decent OC rig...LOL Guess I have been lucky so many times in a row I forgot that a lot of PC gear sux for OCing...

BTW the G Skill RAM Chozart reccomended rocks--OCed to DDR 770 at this point--if the dang mobo would let me choose my dividers I could easily get more...it is OC RAM for sure--thanks Chozart!

Funny the things you can't possibly know until yhou buy RE mobos--I mean my last three Asus boards would let you clock the heck out of the RAM--this one automatically lowers the divider after a certain point...annoyance #2...not that many choices RE OCing microATX LAG775 mobos--shouklda woulda coulda--but didn't order 4 different boards...oh well that just gives me that much more stuff I want now....LOL

Hollah when I get back next week!
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post #269 of 647
BIOS updates?
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Good point--forgot all about that...and it's Asus EZ update--so no brainer...LOL.
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