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  1. freeagent

    Upgrading i5 2500 to i7 2600K. Worth it?

    I honestly couldn't say.. the last 3 chipsets I've used were X48, X58, and Z77 lol.
  2. freeagent

    Apple Reports Third Quarter Results

    SE2 is just a stripped down iPhone, with a stripped down experience when you compare it to newer models. It is zippy and snaps decent pics..
  3. freeagent

    Upgrading i5 2500 to i7 2600K. Worth it?

    If your 2500K is a dud, then sure why not? You get the threads and extra cache, you would notice that. 60 would be a better deal, but you could probably get that for your 2500K..
  4. freeagent

    Crackleing sound from the CPU socket

    I swear I used to be able to hear my old Tbred 2600 and Barton Mobile 2500+ at full load running well over 2v vcore :D Maybe there is a hair in there trying its best to bridge a connection..
  5. freeagent

    Which one of these silicon pastes are better for the GPU

    Between AS5, CF3, and TF8 I only noticed maybe 2-4c difference. Pretty big maybe though.. If anything, temps were grouped closer together between cores.
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    Kit Guru answers the question of positive vs negative case airflow for better temps

    I try to move as much as as I can, seems to be working well :rockout: I tried some popular methods recently, but ended up going back to my own. Brute force :laugh:
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    Kit Guru answers the question of positive vs negative case airflow for better temps

    Without clicking anything it looks like that’s what’s best for that case..
  8. freeagent

    Nagao Manufacturing Releases N-FRAME-EATX Open Frame E-ATX Case

    Ooo it’s got a handle. I actually wouldn’t mind something like this.
  9. freeagent

    Show your RealBench score

    It shouldn't be too surprising considering you have a 1080Ti and I have a 980.
  10. freeagent

    Show your RealBench score

    I will head up the rear boys :peace:
  11. freeagent

    Absurd GPU Prices

    That’s a pretty shitty thing to say to someone you don’t know. If this was my site I would permaban your ass. You also need some friends, your within two decades of suicide.
  12. freeagent

    NVIDIA Interested in Acquiring Arm from SoftBank

    Their aim is to be the new supreme being.
  13. freeagent

    Gigabyte 2070 super Gaming OC 8GB power limit

    Quality of silicon also plays a small part, not every slice is of equal quality. That goes for CPUs and GPUs alike.
  14. freeagent

    Gigabyte 2070 super Gaming OC 8GB power limit

    Indeed, just didn’t want to see another kid brick his card..
  15. freeagent

    Which cooler for ryzen

    Im going to toss my vote for Le Grand Macho RT. Best cooler I've owned. I sold my D14 many moons ago, don't miss it. https://www.techpowerup.com/review/thermalright-le-grand-macho/6.html
  16. freeagent

    Gigabyte 2070 super Gaming OC 8GB power limit

    So quick to flash a bios! Havent you seen all the threads of people who **** it up? At your own risk indeed. I'm not sure software will fix a hardware limitation.
  17. freeagent

    x58 xeon x5675 overclocking help needed with high speed mem

    I had it set for 1.6 due to the mix I was using. I had 2x4 and a single 2, the 8gb set only needs 1.5v and the other stick is some older bbse.
  18. freeagent

    x58 xeon x5675 overclocking help needed with high speed mem

    This to me is completely safe :toast:
  19. freeagent

    x58 xeon x5675 overclocking help needed with high speed mem

    You guys worry too much! Just send er boys. I got a decade out of mine and she still pulls fine. And the voltages I was using would be considered abuse by some and normal by others :laugh:
  20. freeagent

    x58 xeon x5675 overclocking help needed with high speed mem

    Lots of ram starts @ 1.65v. If you do go over 1.65 to say 1.75v there’s no problem with giving qpi a little bump. There is your .5v assuming stock qpi voltage is 1.2v.
  21. freeagent

    MSI allegedly attempts to pay off a Youtuber not to post a negative review

    I just saw someone say Asus mobos were shit. The ASRock I’m using now is my first non Asus board since x58 was new lol. I was floored. But then I think of my recently deceased p8z77v. Maybe he was on to something. Or maybe that’s just the way the cookie crumbles? Not everything a manufacturer...
  22. freeagent

    MSI allegedly attempts to pay off a Youtuber not to post a negative review

    MSi used to be right up there with chaintech, ecs, and pcchips. To me they are still junk, just lipstick on a pig. But I haven't used anything from them in years.. So I could be wrong. ASRock should be in that list too, but I am using one right now.. and its a bit of a beast :laugh:
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    x58 xeon x5675 overclocking help needed with high speed mem

    This is new. They used to give max vcc as 1.55v. And right there they list vtta and d as 1.4v, so you wont fry your mem controller going passed 1.35v. I gave mine 1.39 for years and its fine. I also wont give mine more than 1.6vcc for too long. A couple of quick sessions and that's it. Normally...
  24. freeagent

    Best quality dust filter?

    Get a Datavac :laugh: Because the best filter is none at all ;) https://metrovac.com/products/datavac-electric-duster?variant=18877237067849
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