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anyone else lol @ bottom right corner "this copy of windows is not genuine"
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anyone else lol @ bottom right corner "this copy of windows is not genuine"
It's build 7601, so maybe he has SP1 and perhaps this is the result (like a bug or something).
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Just so you know. My motherboard, the Biostar T5XE only has a 4 pin connector for the CPU. And yet, I can clock my CPU up to 4GHz easily, and I've seen others get over 5GHz with a i7 870 on LN2.

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=234169
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You know its said that alot of people think that Zalman makes bad products(which they dont). You can call me pretty much a Zalman Fanboy here as i have pretty much used all of their products that they have had out and had never had an issue with heat or cooling problems. Sorry for the Thread Jacking.

As for the OP, i really dont think you did any damage to your system, but now that you are running with the 8-pin now, you should be able to have a bit more head room for overclocking. like Falken said, you are now making it easier for the current to travel and easing the heat that is produced when upping the voltage.

As for the Zalman 9500, that thing does pretty well for its size. i own 3 of them and do well for light overclocking and stock running.
Yeah they seem to be the redheaded stepchild on a lot of forums. It's worth mentioning that I've got great airflow, [200mil on front, 200mil on top, 140mil rear] and from a lot of posts I've read I'm getting similar performance to, for instance, the thermaltake frio or something of that caliber. I'm not an obsessive OCer, though.
    
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It's build 7601, so maybe he has SP1 and perhaps this is the result (like a bug or something).
Yeah i have SP1. It thinks my copy isn't genuine because of all the hardware changes I've made recently. That's what I assume, anyways. Some other people who swap out hardware frequently have similar problems.

It's definitely a bug though because it tells me to activate and says this is my last day for activation...every day. I currently have -80 something days to activate my copy... lol
    
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Yeah they seem to be the redheaded stepchild on a lot of forums. It's worth mentioning that I've got great airflow, [200mil on front, 200mil on top, 140mil rear] and from a lot of posts I've read I'm getting similar performance to, for instance, the thermaltake frio or something of that caliber. I'm not an obsessive OCer, though.
Nothing is wrong with the heatsink, its just very expensive and only cools averagely. Its still a pretty looking heatsink and it still cools fairly well. A lot of people on OCN forget that sometimes performance isn't the only consideration, and this comes from someone who wouldn't let a 9500 anywhere near his CPU, its just my preference.
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Nothing is wrong with the heatsink, its just very expensive and only cools averagely. Its still a pretty looking heatsink and it still cools fairly well. A lot of people on OCN forget that sometimes performance isn't the only consideration, and this comes from someone who wouldn't let a 9500 anywhere near his CPU, its just my preference.
Expensive?

I got it for 25 dollars at Fry's. If I got a CM 212+ and some arctic paste maybe I'd get, what, like 200mhz more out of my processor and maybe some better temps?

Doesn't really justify 25 dollars more. [30 heatsink + 10 paste].
    
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There are people that spend hundreds of dollars for that 200 extra mhz.
It's worth it for some people. I'd do it in a heartbeat...
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Expensive?
what, like 200mhz more out of my processor and maybe some better temps?
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There are people that spend hundreds of dollars for that 200 extra mhz.
It's worth it for some people. I'd do it in a heartbeat...

Yeah, I get it. What I'm saying is, in my case it's not worth it because I already bought my heatsink. If I would have had the option to buy the 212 at the time for the extra 25, I would have in a heartbeat as well.

I understand that that 200mhz is a big deal to some, I'm just saying AT THIS POINT it's not to me because it's like a 5% increase and I'd end up spending 65 dollars total on heatsinks when if I would have spent the same money to begin with I could get something that's better than both of the aforementioned coolers.
    
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