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by speedlever
Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:18 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New C2D build questions
Replies: 4
Views: 2206

and frankly trying to update BIOS (or anything else) under Vista (allow?) makes me nervous Flashing the BIOS is a non-event. Just download the latest and copy to a USB drive. Connect and use the BIOS updater in the BIOS. Too hot to OC before getting a better HS on the NB Don't know about this, but ...
by speedlever
Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:22 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: P5BE, E6600 and PC2-6400 C4 Ram
Replies: 48
Views: 16686

I'll be happy to see that. I'll report here what I find when I load temp monitoring.

I might bump up the FSB and timings again.
by speedlever
Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:01 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New C2D build questions
Replies: 4
Views: 2206

New C2D build questions

Just finished building this yesterday in an Antec Solo case/Corsair HX520W with Asus P5B-E/1.01g and E6600. Are the connections to the System Panel Connector sensitive to the orientation of the connector? I had to reverse the IDE LED connector so the front panel HD light would come on with HD access...
by speedlever
Wed Apr 11, 2007 4:30 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: P5BE, E6600 and PC2-6400 C4 Ram
Replies: 48
Views: 16686

BIOS=50%+ load? Really. I didn't know that.

I loaded Vista Ultimate on it last night. Haven't had a chance to do anything more, and won't have time for a few days.
by speedlever
Wed Apr 11, 2007 3:50 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: P5BE, E6600 and PC2-6400 C4 Ram
Replies: 48
Views: 16686

Not sure what you mean about BIOS/idle temps.

The 1.01g P5Be board came with BIOS 0402. I flashed it to 1202.
by speedlever
Tue Apr 10, 2007 6:19 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: P5BE, E6600 and PC2-6400 C4 Ram
Replies: 48
Views: 16686

I've thought about OCing. But really it would be for the heck of it as my apps aren't that demanding. OTOH, I don't have much room with this system to OC, unless I'm mistaken. The max memory voltage is 2.1v on this 1.01g P5B-E. I just changed the DRAM timings to 4-4-4-12 to go along with the other a...
by speedlever
Tue Apr 10, 2007 5:57 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: P5BE, E6600 and PC2-6400 C4 Ram
Replies: 48
Views: 16686

P5BE, E6600 and PC2-6400 C4 Ram

I finally got around to building my C2D system for which I've had parts for 3 months. (meaning I've probably forgotten some things that I don't do often but learned when I was researching parts). Everything booted up fine (although I haven't loaded the OS yet). The system runs about 36-37*C at idle ...
by speedlever
Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:05 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Asus P5B-E and ninja problems
Replies: 11
Views: 4719

I also have the P5B-E (1.01g) but due to the clearance issues of the Ninja, went with the Noctua HSF. Haven't built it yet.. but cooling of the NB, should I choose to OC is a concern. I considered RMA'ing my mobo for the P5B Deluxe for the better NB cooling... and perhaps better OC too. However, I g...
by speedlever
Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:33 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Asus P5B-E and ninja problems
Replies: 11
Views: 4719

Am I misreading this... or do the HR-05 specs NOT include the 965 chipsets? http://tinyurl.com/2dfwcu Intel Pentium-4 LGA775 platform ATI: Radeon Express 200 Intel: 975X, 955X, 945G, 945P, 945PL, 925X, 925XE, 915G, 915P, 865PE, 848P nVidia: nForce4 SLI Intel Edition SiS: SiS 656, SiS 661FX/964 VIA: ...
by speedlever
Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:02 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: P5B Deluxe
Replies: 3
Views: 2584

Thanks for the feedback. Sure wish I had the 1.02g board. The 1.01g only goes to 2.1v... which is what my C4 memory requires to run at advertised speeds. No room to OC like that. Maybe that's a good thing!
by speedlever
Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:02 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: P5B Deluxe
Replies: 3
Views: 2584

P5B Deluxe

Can anyone tell me where a single GPU fits on this mobo? The black or the blue slot? I'm trying to figure out how many slots I'll lose if I put a Gigabyte 7600GT SPII GPU on the P5B Deluxe mobo. Also, how does the cooling of the NB on the P5B-E compare to the P5B Deluxe? I have the P5B-E but am cons...
by speedlever
Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: [question]choice of the videocards manufacturer
Replies: 16
Views: 4498

Resurrecting this old thread.. I have all my components but haven't had a chance to start the build yet. I'm semi-considering returning my Gigabyte 7600GT SPII for an XFX 7950GT passive VGA. I'm sure the performance is overkill for my modest needs. Are there any fitment problems with the XFX passive...
by speedlever
Fri Jan 26, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PC2-6400 RAM question
Replies: 14
Views: 3677

1.02g. Son-of-a-gun. They told me they didn't have the 1.02g boards.

Hmm. Now to decide whether or not to RMA and chance getting another 1.01g.
by speedlever
Sun Jan 21, 2007 7:14 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: UPS noise concerns
Replies: 1
Views: 1473

UPS noise concerns

Here's a subject I don't see addressed very much here: UPS noise. I'm looking to replace my old Sutton Designs UPS with a new UPS for my new PC. I'm looking at these units and wonder if anyone knows if there are any noise concerns with them in normal operations. I'm not concerned about noise when ru...
by speedlever
Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PC2-6400 RAM question
Replies: 14
Views: 3677

Nah, I haven't even started the build, let alone OC anything. The last of the gear came in yesterday but I am out of town for several days.
by speedlever
Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:29 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PC2-6400 RAM question
Replies: 14
Views: 3677

Update: Peroni... good call on that RAM. When my P5B-E came in, it was the 1.01g rev. I thought the 1.01g boards would be out of the system by now and that 1.02g would be shipped. I was wrong. Fortunately, I bought the Corsair Twin2x2048-6400C4 ram. I'd be curious to know how many P5B-E owners here ...
by speedlever
Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help me to build c2d for computing
Replies: 23
Views: 6655

jackylman, =The default FSB clock for Core 2 Duo is 266MHz. The CPU can effectively use the FSB 4 times during one clock cyle (quad-pumping) which is why the FSB is listed as 1066MHz. The memory's speed is determined by a divider and the system clock. Selecting DDR2-533 makes a 1:1 ratio, so that th...
by speedlever
Thu Jan 18, 2007 7:01 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: This will be my first build
Replies: 3
Views: 3307

Son-of-a gun!

I just ordered that Gigabyte 7600GT on 1/15 after missing the $20 rebate a couple of weeks ago. And now there's a $30 rebate if you buy on 1/16 - 1/31.

My timing stinks!
by speedlever
Sun Jan 14, 2007 6:37 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 520HX - Lack of SATA connectors?
Replies: 2
Views: 1674

I don't think more SATA cables should be a problem.

I also have an HX520W and will have 2 SATA HD and 2 SATA OD.
by speedlever
Sat Jan 13, 2007 7:32 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Chris Thomson's 3rd DIY OC'd rig -- a Core 2 Duo this time
Replies: 102
Views: 74751

replace the HSF with an HR-01 Chris, Ooc, have you looked at the Noctua NH-U12F hsf? It's a bit shorter than the HR-01 (by 4.5 mm). I'm wondering if the HS-01 would have clearance issues in a Solo case? I notice your build is in a P180b. $wise, they are within $10 of each other. With a passive GPU,...
by speedlever
Sat Jan 13, 2007 5:12 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PC2-6400 RAM question
Replies: 14
Views: 3677

Guys, Thanks very much for the explanation. Very helpful. One last thing... the question about heat. Does OC create heat issues that require RAM cooling? The HSF I'm planning to use does NOT blow on the mobo or components. (Noctua NH-U12F). I guess that's the same problem, umm, feature the Ninja has...
by speedlever
Sat Jan 13, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PC2-6400 RAM question
Replies: 14
Views: 3677

Peroni, Good point, but that affects the 1.01g boards, iirc. The 1.02g and up are good to 2.45v, I believe. IAC, if it won't run at 1.8v (stock) I'd prefer something else. jackylman, Since both Corsairs are rated at 2.1v, does that imply they run at looser timings at 1.8v? (Whatever auto sets them t...
by speedlever
Sat Jan 13, 2007 7:20 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: AV fan gaskets
Replies: 2
Views: 1358

AV fan gaskets

For a couple of bucks, are they useful or just a waste of money? Jab-tech has 92mm and 120mm sizes available and I thought I might try them on my 92mm Nexus intake fans and 120mm Tri-cool (Solo case). Jab-tech Reading the description, it sounds bogus (sealing the gap?) but for anti-vibration, they m...
by speedlever
Sat Jan 13, 2007 6:50 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PC2-6400 RAM question
Replies: 14
Views: 3677

PC2-6400 RAM question

Can someone point me to a thread or site that explains how the voltages, timings, latency, etc works with RAM? I'm struggling with what RAM to buy for my P5B-E/e6600 build. If I see RAM advertised at 2.2v, does that mean it won't post at 1.8v (stock)? Or only that it won't make those timings unless ...
by speedlever
Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:10 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Smallish drive for OS and programs
Replies: 18
Views: 5267

teejay,

Thanks for the feedback. I think I'll go for the Raptor for my OS/programs drive.

I'll pass on that Enermax MF panel. Thanks for the heads up.

Any good recommendations for an internal card reader? I prefer firewire, but haven't had much luck finding an internal firewire card reader.
by speedlever
Wed Jan 10, 2007 5:34 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: how quiet are raptor drives?
Replies: 14
Views: 5029

Good feedback folks. Thanks a bunch. My current rig has so much fan noise that most anything I do has to be an improvement. It's always been pretty noisy. I think I've replaced every component in it except for 1 optical drive and the intake and exhaust fans. It started life as an Asus A7V/AMD Thunde...
by speedlever
Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:17 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: how quiet are raptor drives?
Replies: 14
Views: 5029

Hmm. Well, from a cost perspective, I can get an 80Gb drive for about $40. The Raptor will run about $140 on sale. Still, I'd be willing to pay that premium if the performance is there and the noise/heat can be easily dealt with in the Solo case by suspension mount and fans. However, if the real per...
by speedlever
Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:25 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: how quiet are raptor drives?
Replies: 14
Views: 5029

I just built a rig with a 74GB Raptor suspended in an Antec Solo case. The only time I can sort of hear it is if it's doing a lot of seeking. That is what I wanted to know. Do you find any heat issues with the Raptor in your Solo? I plan to add 2x92mm Nexus fans to the front of my Solo and am consi...
by speedlever
Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:36 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Smallish drive for OS and programs
Replies: 18
Views: 5267

Guys, I appreciate the replies. The Raptor suggestion is more along the lines of what I was thinking.. but given this is the spcr forum, I am not sure how the Raptor fits into the quiet part of the equation. Reading reviews of the Raptor over on the 'Egg, some say it's hot and noisy and others say i...
by speedlever
Mon Jan 08, 2007 8:26 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Smallish drive for OS and programs
Replies: 18
Views: 5267

Thanks for the info DrJ.

Don't think I want to go the SCSI route. I presume the controller would be pci and my slot availability will be pretty skinny on the P5B-E considering my planned usage of a Gigabyte 6700GT SilentPipe II GPU (takes up two slots).