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Another one of those upgrade threads.
Posted 15 July 2008 - 03:50 AM
I had a bit of fun with my own, recently purchased motherboard. Plugged in the cpu, ram etc. and powered it up. Bios decided that it didn't like any contemporary cpus (core 2 and newer) and refused to boot afterwards. Needed a "hard reset" of the bios and a re-flashing from a usb stick with a bios downloaded on my old computer...
It is nicer when it works out of the box.
Posted 15 July 2008 - 04:33 AM
However, armed with the local retailers product number, I find that it matches what Intel calls the 'Box order nr'. Well one of them, because of course there is two, and the other one doesn't match mine from the retrailer
Retailers supplied product nr BX80570E8400
On intel :
Box Order Code:
Edited by Gorgon, 15 July 2008 - 04:40 AM.
Posted 15 July 2008 - 04:44 AM
Posted 15 July 2008 - 05:51 AM
Posted 15 July 2008 - 10:21 AM
Zalman makes gorgeous cases that are unfortunately way out of my budget.
Edited by Gorgon, 15 July 2008 - 10:21 AM.
Posted 15 July 2008 - 12:48 PM
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Posted 17 July 2008 - 12:55 PM
Posted 18 July 2008 - 10:06 AM
It has a few positive reviews, although you should be cautious of impartiality of price comparison sites. The Zalman PSU alone costs half of what I would pay for this PSU+Case.
It's a two in one PS split in a 650 watt for the mobo and PCI cardds and a 550 watt for the drives and the rest.
Now comes the hard part. Is this sufficient for new cards in Sli/Crossfire. Is it going to last me a long time. I read something about the PCI connectors needing to be 'running on a dual rail' in the PS thread. I have no idea what this means.
My guess is that this combo is better than a single 850 watt because they share the load.
The case has the HDDs isolated from the board for more efficient cooling and materials designed to lower noise.
The way I see it there is not very much to save by getting a Zalman or quatro 850 watt + another case, and this way at least I know the internal cables are going to be a snug fit.
Edited by Gorgon, 18 July 2008 - 10:17 AM.
Posted 18 July 2008 - 01:47 PM
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Posted 19 July 2008 - 08:32 AM
As you can see not a whole lot tested compared to what is out there. Is there any real danger in choosing something else, There is a real shortness in the 1333, 2 gb section.
I take it the 'DDR' heading is synonymous with FSB, since it goes 800/1066/1333 same as the boards FSB speed options.
So I can buy something higher than 1333 mhz, but not lower if I want to run 1333 mzh on the board.
However, the price comparison site I am looking at has an array of options. Including the prefixes 'PC', 'PC2' and 'PC3'. I surmise 'PC3 11000' and 'DDR3 SD Ram' is what I'm looking for in the drop down menu, You can see that here http://www.edbpriser...egory.asp?ID=37. It's in danish but the categories should be self explanatory. The pricing for similar specifications from different producers vary wildly, I suppose roughly according to timings.
Anywho 2 x 2 GB '(4 GB) / DUAL RAM / DDR3 SDRAM / PC3-11000 / 1375 MHz / ? Bit /' is a listing for two kingston 2 gb sticks. Will that run happily at 1333 fsb, and OC to 1375 fsb ?
I wonder if I should look at another board. Don't want to order all this stuff and not even get the board to post.
Posted 19 July 2008 - 02:01 PM
A small brand comparison guide: http://www.tweaktown...l_kingston_ocz/
I miss the days when edbpriser was still wheeler.dk
Posted 19 July 2008 - 02:08 PM
These are all ifs I'm asking, not telling
Posted 19 July 2008 - 02:27 PM
Maybe I should just get a DDR 2 compatible board and chuck cheap ram in it to save money. Or, wait it out with my archaic system, but when is Nehalem going to get cheap enough for mere mortals. Christmas, Christmas next year....
Posted 19 July 2008 - 04:04 PM
Posted 20 July 2008 - 01:45 AM
I ended up getting 800mhz memories with CL4. I got 4GB of those for the same price as 2GB 1066mhz memories with CL5 (almost).
Posted 20 July 2008 - 01:49 AM
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