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Hey all,<br><br>
You are prolly getting sick of all these threads <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)"> , but well, I just had to start one just like everybody else <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin"><br><br>
Today I finally got my E6600 (L631A477)and Zalman 9500LED, so that together with the GB DS3 I have waiting around here for a while now, would make my upgrade complete.<br><br>
Basically what I'm asking is if I have a good revision, what would be the best BIOS, etc etc.<br><br>
So I'll now start building, and turn on my old pc so I can ask if some problem occurs <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)"> (where does this wire go?? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused"> ) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick out tounge caps"><br>
I mean, I work quite a lot with computers, but more with the 5 year or older sort of pc's, with CPU fans only hold on the cpu by some metal clip, you know. And if I damage such a pc it doesn't matter <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin"><br><br>
oh and my new build will look like:<br><br>
Intel C2D E6600<br>
Gigabyte 965P DS3<br>
2Gb GEIL DDR2-800Mhz (CAS5)<br>
Radeon X850XT-PE<br>
Zalman 9500CPNS LED<br>
Huntkey 400W power supply (with only 15A on +12v.. ya I know)<br><br>
Thanks a lot!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin">
 

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Well, building went fine, and suprisingly it runs perfect at my 400W psu..<br />
I'll start overclocking soon when I get everything updated again.<br />
I hope to get this baby @ 3ghz at least, if my PSU can pull it off <img src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)" class="inlineimg" /> <br />
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Another question: When I quickly looked around in the BIOS I didn't see an option to change the FSB, Vcore etc etc.. do I have to press some magic button or what? <img src="/images/smilies/confused.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Confused" class="inlineimg" /> <br />
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Oh, and I couldn't find ports for my case fans so I cut off the wires and made a little something so they would go directly to my PSU.. I still have to see if that works though
 

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u cut off ur fan wires?! im sure ur giggabyte has fan ports, download a newer BIOS revision (v.) it might add the features ur looking for, and i am surprised too that ur 400 watt. PSU is running smoothly..
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Well, building went fine, and suprisingly it runs perfect at my 400W psu..<br />
I'll start overclocking soon when I get everything updated again.<br />
I hope to get this baby @ 3ghz at least, if my PSU can pull it off <img src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)" class="inlineimg" /> <br />
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Another question: When I quickly looked around in the BIOS I didn't see an option to change the FSB, Vcore etc etc.. do I have to press some magic button or what? <img src="/images/smilies/confused.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Confused" class="inlineimg" /> <br />
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Oh, and I couldn't find ports for my case fans so I cut off the wires and made a little something so they would go directly to my PSU.. I still have to see if that works though</div>

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</div>You should see a setting called Advanced Bios Features from there you can tweak CPU-Ram and such and i would also recommend updating to the newest bios available.
 

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Wich one was the newest again? F5?<br />
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Furthermore, first results look good, 24C idle and 38-40C (with speedfan) load with 2x Prime95.. lol, that's actually cooler than my Pressy when idle <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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EDIT: ah it was F7.. (yay kentsfield support <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />) but can someone explain to me how to flash it? I don't know what to do.. it says press enter but when I do so nothing happens? <img src="/images/smilies/confused.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Confused" class="inlineimg" />
 

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<a href="http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/BIOS_Model.aspx?ClassValue=Motherboard&ProductID=2314&ProductName=GA-965P-DS3" target="_blank">F7</a> is newest for the DS3.
 

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Rad, i'd be careful about depending on speedfan for temp readings. I've had trouble with that app (then again, I hear other people use it and it works fine). I use TAT and it works like a charm..
 

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But how can I flash? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused"> do I have to put it on a floppy or something and then boot from that? or just in windows?<br><br>
Please can someone explain? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Firsty in the bios have you tried pressing ctrl+F1?<br><br>
Gigabytes allow you to flash in windows to.<br><br>
Let me do some digging around...<br><br>
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If you still have to flash use @bios which does it through windows:<br><a href="http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/FileList/NewTech/old_motherboard_newtech/tech_a_bios.htm" target="_blank">http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/FileList/...ech_a_bios.htm</a> (follow instructions)
 
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Ah, that worked out just fine, rep+ for you! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Thumb"><br>
I now got her running @ 2.66Ghz (296x9) and it's running at 55C in TAT, 42 to 44 in Speedfan. And those are load temps ofcourse.<br><br>
Should I push her higher or not? and what was the maximum temp for TAT readings?<br>
I would like to get 3ghz but i don't want to fry my baby..<br><br>
Oh and btw, I didn't install that fan mate 2 thingy that came with the Zalman cooler, because I heard it was keeping the fan speeds down..
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Ah, that worked out just fine, rep+ for you! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Thumb"><br>
I now got her running @ 2.66Ghz (296x9) and it's running at 55C in TAT, 42 to 44 in Speedfan. And those are load temps ofcourse.<br><br>
Should I push her higher or not? and what was the maximum temp for TAT readings?<br>
I would like to get 3ghz but i don't want to fry my baby..<br><br>
Oh and btw, I didn't install that fan mate 2 thingy that came with the Zalman cooler, because I heard it was keeping the fan speeds down..</div>
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You can go as high as 85c before you will throttle. All of that said 55c is a little warm for an after market cooler and stock settings <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/eek.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"><br><br>
Still you should be able to up you FSB to 334 with stock voltage settings across the board.
 

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Ya it should be.. Well, I'll try 3Ghz tonight or tomorrow (depends on if i'm sober enough or not <img src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)" class="inlineimg" /> little sort of party going on tonight <img src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Stick out tounge caps" class="inlineimg" />)<br />
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Oh, but note that those temps are TAT, not Speedfan. Speedfan shows like 27C idle and 40C or less load.
 

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Dang.. the party was canceled so I'm still here. <br />
I tried 3Ghz and it booted immediately. I was actually quite suprised it did.. I mean, all that power on my 400W psu <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /> <br />
The other thing I noticed is that the BIOS is showing the same temps speedfan was reading..<br />
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Temps aren't that much higher, the highest it got on TAT full load was 60C. In speedfan 49C. <br />
Amazingly this isn't like what you get when playing games, even in Oblivion with near max settings everthing runs smooth and temps are like 10C lower <img src="/images/smilies/eek.gif" border="0" alt="" title="EEK!" class="inlineimg" /> <br />
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oh, and the AS5 has yet to cure.<br />
I'm not sure if I put enough or too much on it actually. <br />
I put a little drop on the heatsink, and then rubbed it over it with a tissue so it was only left in the microgroves, then did the same on the CPU, and then I put a little dot on it, about the size of a lower case 'o' and squashed the heatsink on it..<br />
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So is that enough, too much or too less??<br />
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I just put a peasized dot on the middle of the cpu. I do not spread it. Then just put the heatsink on. (Make sure you put it on first time to avoid air bubbles). Then when its clipped on a push fairly hard on the top of the heatsink to make sure the thermal paste has spread. Then thats it. Job done.<br />
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I would say 60 max. Lower the better...
 

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Ah ok. I'll leave it at 3ghz then untill the as5 has cured, and then I hope I'll be able to get a 1ghz overclock <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /> <br />
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It only gets to 60 when on 100% load (100% load in TAT, it's less with100% load P95), but there isn't even 1 game that would get it to that. Even after a few hours of oblivion it doesn't reach 50C in TAT
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I just put a peasized dot on the middle of the cpu. I do not spread it. Then just put the heatsink on. (Make sure you put it on first time to avoid air bubbles). Then when its clipped on a push fairly hard on the top of the heatsink to make sure the thermal paste has spread. Then thats it. Job done.<br><br>
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More like bb sized dot though, you only need <b>very</b> little as5. Peas are huge man <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">, when compared to a bb, the recommended amount . You'd have as5 squirting out all over the place if you put that much on. That would be way too much and hurt your temps rather than help them.
 

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WOOT 1ghz overclock <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /> <br />
I only set the RAM @ 533mhz (so 1:1 divider) and only changed the FSB to 378Mhz and so far everything runs stable.<br />
TAT shows a little high temps, about 63C max, but i'll never get that in games anyway.<br />
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I'll let prime95 run for a while tomorrow to check if it's stable and validate with CPU-Z<br />
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And this all runs on my crappy 400W power supply with 15A on the +12v <img src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)" class="inlineimg" />
 

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CPU-Z verified!! <a href="http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc?id=130419" target="_blank">http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc?id=130419</a> <br />
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I know my ram timings suck but well.. 1Ghz overclock on stock voltage and everything!!<br />
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EDIT: How comes CPU-z not to show the voltage? <img src="/images/smilies/confused.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Confused" class="inlineimg" /><br />
EDIT2: Also noticed I had a little better temps, about 3C lower than yesterday. Maybe the AS5 is beginning to cure already?<br />
At least I'm very happy about my current overclock <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
 

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Dang, only Prime95 seems to give errors.. Almost immediately I get FATAL ERROR: Rounding was 0.5, expected less than 0.4<br />
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If i remember correctly this was a RAM problem, right? how can I solve it?<br />
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EDIT: In the mean time I'll check if this also occurs on lower speeds..
 
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