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  1. alic2k

    What Watercooling do you thinks i should get?

    Completely agree with Greek. To buy from US with shipping costs can be cheaper (but sometimes longer time to arrive - [i say sometimes b/c certain UK based comps do tend to take their time in deliveries]) but as an overall service, you could get caught up with the costs of returning it if there...
  2. alic2k

    P4 3.2Ghz wont OC to more than 3.36Ghz

    oh and as far as i can remember, its not any special brand - just some generic stuff but i'll try and get u dets tonight...
  3. alic2k

    P4 3.2Ghz wont OC to more than 3.36Ghz

    ok, i'll check it out tonight and post results... CPU-z should provide all correct info yeh? i think my bios is crap tho, loads of the options are greyed out... i'll post more details bout which ones tonight... in the meanwhile if anyone recommends a bios for my board / chipset that has...
  4. alic2k

    RD600 pics

    awesome board... if only santa visited all year round...
  5. alic2k

    What Watercooling do you thinks i should get?

    More regarding the watercooling: With the Thermaltake Big Water (like quite a few of the kits) they have a sticky foam pad that goes on the reverse side of the MOBO to the CPU. This can actually cause you a few issues when u wanna upgrade mobo and take ur H2O with you as it could prove hard...
  6. alic2k

    What Watercooling do you thinks i should get?

    Lol, Scream! :toast: Awesome! Makes me want to go back home to our Scream pub the Alex!! :toast: Good 'ol Yellow Cards.... anyone from UK got one?? lol:toast:
  7. alic2k

    Watercooling rocks!

    Ok, now i have H2O installed: AIR: Idle: 30-35 Load: 60 - 70 H2O Idle: 24-27 (Fan speed control changes temp over time) Load: 30-37 Even tho i have this installed i'm still having probs OCing tho... damn! Keeps on crashing on anything over 10% overclock - just have to reset...
  8. alic2k

    P4 3.2Ghz wont OC to more than 3.36Ghz

    Ok, check sys specs for more details but: 200Mhz @ 16x Multiplier... Variant Voltage (is this common? As i try to measure it it keeps fluctuating...) I have the ASUS P5VDC-X mobo with Bios version 0701 I am only able to use the AI settings to overclock 5% to 3.36Ghz... I want to go...
  9. alic2k

    What Watercooling do you thinks i should get?

    more gel / paste Yeah, definitely agree on the paste.... as an inbetween i took the CPU stock cooler off, cleaned it up, repasted and put it back on... all dust removed etc etc... it ran at bout 5-10* cooler (under load) - so DEFINITELY worth looking into just better air cooling if ur...
  10. alic2k

    What Watercooling do you thinks i should get?

    Well... i just recently moved from Air - Water myself... I went for thermaltake too, but went for the Big Water 745... It's an awesome piece of kit... incredibly simple to assemble and seeing as it was my 'first time' *awwwww* i thought it best to go for a complete kit rather than bits and...
  11. alic2k

    ASUS Striker Extreme

    Hey guys, has anyone had a chance to look into the new ASUS Striker Extreme? If so, i'd like some feedback... what real user performance increases are we likely to see? Performance / Price ratio justification etc? What do u guys think about the layout of the piping on the board around...
  12. alic2k

    Forgive me for TK. I am Sorry.

    Heh! Nice story! I know and love the adrenaline feeling u get from making it to the core... there are 4 enemy team members running up to the other side of the bullet proof glass - u do that skip and jump thing to stay in cover... strategically placing c4 on one side, running to the other...
  13. alic2k

    Get on the 'Gates for President' Bandwagon

    Oh, I forgot my opinion... i don't know any other political leader who has had a book written about them for a joke "Bushisms" persay... what power or control is that. Ergo... anything is better than Bush.
  14. alic2k

    Get on the 'Gates for President' Bandwagon

    Well, seeing as he is leaving MS how can a man of his stature go any bigger or better - how about overall control of the world? Soon you'll have the new MS Power Grid, the MS Home Security System (well that'll depend on the collaboration with IBM and their Blue Gene /L system - and the new...
  15. alic2k

    X800 GTO 256Mb is making me sad - help me BEEF IT UP!!!

    but it looks cool! :D and anyway, my bro is buying me one for xmas (free stuff!!) What i'm thinkin for watercooling is the Thermaltake Big water 745 as a starting point. Due to the 120mm fan AND the 240mm fan it has potential to be upgraded in the future - maybe a coupld of gpu...
  16. alic2k

    X800 GTO 256Mb is making me sad - help me BEEF IT UP!!!

    I've just installed an ATi Silencer 5, runs idle at 23*C and around 47*C under load. Even at these temps core doesnt go above 440... Next on the agenda - memory cooling + CPU water cooling... then when february comes new mobo and Crossfire or SLi dual GPU.... once thats all set up think it'll...
  17. alic2k

    X800 GTO 256Mb is making me sad - help me BEEF IT UP!!!

    Hmmmm... cleaned the GPU to a sexy mirror shine... installed the Silencer..... how can i get rid of them damn artifacts?:wtf: So i guess if ur core clock can't get near the core expected of an X850XT you shouldn't flash to an XT (or PE - whatever) Why is this tho? The technical reasons, I...
  18. alic2k

    X800 GTO 256Mb is making me sad - help me BEEF IT UP!!!

    Ok, just installed the cooler... Ran ATI Tool... OD'ed to 443/540... Idle it runs at 28*C (used to be around 38) and under load it runs at 45*C tops. (Used to be nearer 60!) Gonna flash to XT PE later today...
  19. alic2k

    X800 GTO 256Mb is making me sad - help me BEEF IT UP!!!

    Sweet! just realised - thermal paste is already applied!!! Awesome!! That must be why no paste in box.... ok, time to get it on there!
  20. alic2k

    X800 GTO 256Mb is making me sad - help me BEEF IT UP!!!

    Some company called gsquared (uk based comp) - incredibly quick delivery. I got it just before they upped the price. it was £9 plus vat... not bad 'eh? Spose they screwed me over on the old paste tho... Just checked my nearest Comp supplier www.novatech.co.uk but they haven't got any paste in...
  21. alic2k

    X800 GTO 256Mb is making me sad - help me BEEF IT UP!!!

    Dude I need a J! This is stressful! Yeah still runnin the X800GTO at 438/550 - havent upped to 850XT or PE yet... gotta go back to work soon tho! SHIT! In a week i'm gettin H20, will OC processor to 4.6, upp card to PE, have the bloody paste for the cooler and hopefully get closer to that...
  22. alic2k

    X800 GTO 256Mb is making me sad - help me BEEF IT UP!!!

    THOSE FUCKERS!:banghead: They sent me the bloody cooler but TOOK OUT THE FUCKING PASTE!!! WHAT THE FUCK... THERE'S AN EMPTY HOLE IN THE PACKAGING WHERE THE PASTE SHOULD BE!!! ooooo, when i get my hands on them....:nutkick:
  23. alic2k

    X800 GTO 256Mb is making me sad - help me BEEF IT UP!!!

    Well, cant really argue - check out my specs and say they weren't worth it for £440 (i got an extra stick of ram but thats all) everything u see there is inclusive of the price ;) Mwhahahaha! And anyhoo, laptop or not - its dual core with a better GPU, and due to the nature of laptops having...
  24. alic2k

    X800 GTO 256Mb is making me sad - help me BEEF IT UP!!!

    harharhar! ok just ran 3dmark05 - before i could leave it finished 5472 marks... is this good? am now DEFINITELY going to get the cooler.... BYE!
  25. alic2k

    X800 GTO 256Mb is making me sad - help me BEEF IT UP!!!

    Nowhere in the walkthroughs does it tell u that when ur in DOS u have to change the drive ur reading from...!!!!! Lucky I had a DOS manual as a mousemat... (who else can say that!)