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Thought about that a while ago, kinda forgot over time. :(
Yes, I know the feeling. I'm building a NAS box with two 360 GB drives in RAID 1 as boot and two 1 TB drives as extra storage. I plan to stick another two 1 TB drives in after I get another 500GB drive to put in Lauren's machine so she can run RAID 1 instead of just one boot drive and a 1 TB as backup/extra storage.
 

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That would be great, now get on his good side already :laugh: do they give your crap there about all the PC's?
Well, I've sent Buck Nasty the money for his i7 setup, so hopefully I'll have it within a week or so. I'll be decommissioning the E6600, but bringing on a 4GHz i7-860 instead.
No crap thus far, I have my personal laptop (3612QM), the C2D desktop, and then a pair of partially functional C2D-era laptops....the older laptops are stacked on my windowsill and my roommate doesn't care. I'm afraid with the 860 the room might heat up, but it's pleasantly cool ATM so I'll see.
 

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Yes, I know the feeling. I'm building a NAS box with two 360 GB drives in RAID 1 as boot and two 1 TB drives as extra storage. I plan to stick another two 1 TB drives in after I get another 500GB drive to put in Lauren's machine so she can run RAID 1 instead of just one boot drive and a 1 TB as backup/extra storage.
Yeah, I am planning on switching from my 1TB drive to some 3TB's or at least 2TB drives. So I got some planning to do.

Well, I've sent Buck Nasty the money for his i7 setup, so hopefully I'll have it within a week or so. I'll be decommissioning the E6600, but bringing on a 4GHz i7-860 instead.
No crap thus far, I have my personal laptop (3612QM), the C2D desktop, and then a pair of partially functional C2D-era laptops....the older laptops are stacked on my windowsill and my roommate doesn't care. I'm afraid with the 860 the room might heat up, but it's pleasantly cool ATM so I'll see.
Ah okay, as long as you don't got crap everywhere and it doesn't get too hot I don't think your roommate will mind.
 

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That 860 rig your getting is sweet. I have practically the same setup with my 530 on it instead. its a solid board. you should be happy with it. The 860 can reach up to almost 60c but it depends what cooler your gonna run. It helps to keep it in an ac room. Thats where mine is and it doesn't get over 51c with a Tt Frio OCK.
 
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If anyone wants my extra C2Q chip, I'll cut them a steal of a deal. Tried of it sitting unused.
 

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Which C2Q is it?
 
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I'm just as puzzled as you, and it's been a while since I've dealt with X58, or any overclocking really. I probably won't be of much help since I don't remember much. But I would gladly send you the two sticks so you can at least verify if your RAM is bad or not.
I'm fairly certian it's the memory. I dropped to the lower mem divider to get 1440 mem and the fest failed after 45 minutes, not 5 minutes. Now I dropped the timings from 8-8-8-24 to 9-9-9-27. This is a new(used) memory set as well, I had no problems with the Crucial memory I was running, but that memory ran at 1360MHz, so it's hard to tell if I got a really junky imc or if the memory I have now is bad. I've read a lot of horror stories about it on the net, and based on what my own troubles look like I'd say the memory is not so good.
 

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Well if you need more sticks for testing, offer stands. Let us know how it goes. You going to drop the old sticks back in?
 

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No. In 2-3 weeks I'll have the 2600k parts, and after that I'll be trading the 920 with the rampage to a friend with a 960 and a junky locked down board. I'll put the questionable memory in with the 960, since it can't run at its full speed anyway in that board. It should be happy in that board, since it would be slower.
 

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That 860 rig your getting is sweet. I have practically the same setup with my 530 on it instead. its a solid board. you should be happy with it. The 860 can reach up to almost 60c but it depends what cooler your gonna run. It helps to keep it in an ac room. Thats where mine is and it doesn't get over 51c with a Tt Frio OCK.
Thanks, I'm really excited about it....it should be a ton faster than my C2D.

Really, I'm even alright with mid-70s C, but I don't really want it to get any higher than that (or at least a lot). For the price, I'm sure I'll be happy (even if I wanted a 2600k).
 

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Don't know if anyone noticed, but I put my 2500K chip up for sale last night. I scored a smoking deal on a 2600K i7 last night however I cannot afford to keep both. Wish I could.

Needless to say, if, and I think it is, sold today, my numbers will go waaaaaaay down over the weekend as I will be shipping the 2500K chip out leaving me with the one x58 i7 930 crunching.

I should get the 2600K chip the first of the week though, so my numbers should go up during next week. That will give me two i7's running 16 threads crunching versus an i7 and i5 running 12 threads. Hope it helps some LOL.

Dang it, if I had somewhere I could run my 4x4 system I would then have 32 threads running. LOL.
 

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Well I'm on the way to putting together another cruncher....

I just picked up a 965BE at NewEgg for $89 and an ASUS M5A97 Evo at Geeks for $53 shipped.... prices were too good to pass up and I had a few $$$ to do it with.

I saved enough to pick this ram to go with my FX-8150:
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDR...

Any opinions on the ram? It looked like a pretty good set :)

Still need to make a few more moves... may end up with most of the pieces for another rig when I'm done :D
 

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Don't know if anyone noticed, but I put my 2500K chip up for sale last night. I scored a smoking deal on a 2600K i7 last night however I cannot afford to keep both. Wish I could.

Needless to say, if, and I think it is, sold today, my numbers will go waaaaaaay down over the weekend as I will be shipping the 2500K chip out leaving me with the one x58 i7 930 crunching.

I should get the 2600K chip the first of the week though, so my numbers should go up during next week. That will give me two i7's running 16 threads crunching versus an i7 and i5 running 12 threads. Hope it helps some LOL.

Dang it, if I had somewhere I could run my 4x4 system I would then have 32 threads running. LOL.
Enjoy your new CPU! :rockout:
Well I'm on the way to putting together another cruncher....

I just picked up a 965BE at NewEgg for $89 and an ASUS M5A97 Evo at Geeks for $53 shipped.... prices were too good to pass up and I had a few $$$ to do it with.

I saved enough to pick this ram to go with my FX-8150:
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDR...

Any opinions on the ram? It looked like a pretty good set :)

Still need to make a few more moves... may end up with most of the pieces for another rig when I'm done :D
That's definitely a sweet price...a 3.4GHz quad for $90 is really incredible. And then you can upgrade to a FX-8/6xx0 later on :)
I had some Crucial Ballistix RAM in my i7, but anything should be fine. Really, at this point, pretty much all name-brand RAM is fine.
 
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That's an awesome board, I have ASUS M5A97 Pro.
I would recommend the fan on the Northbridge. This 40x40mm fan costs 2-3 USD.

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With new quad-core we are waiting for you on the top ten, sir!:p
 
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Well I'm on the way to putting together another cruncher....

I just picked up a 965BE at NewEgg for $89 and an ASUS M5A97 Evo at Geeks for $53 shipped.... prices were too good to pass up and I had a few $$$ to do it with.

I saved enough to pick this ram to go with my FX-8150:
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDR...

Any opinions on the ram? It looked like a pretty good set :)

Still need to make a few more moves... may end up with most of the pieces for another rig when I'm done :D
That G.Skill Ares memory is some great stuff. I am running it in one of my x6 systems. I am using this stuff. It is a tad cheaper. :toast:
 
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No. In 2-3 weeks I'll have the 2600k parts, and after that I'll be trading the 920 with the rampage to a friend with a 960 and a junky locked down board. I'll put the questionable memory in with the 960, since it can't run at its full speed anyway in that board. It should be happy in that board, since it would be slower.
What is the exact model of those OCZ sticks hat?
 

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I was running them at 1.65v. The 1.2-1.3v I was talking about was for the uncore (vtt) because I thought maybe since my uncore was faster (because of the 1600 memory) so I raised that. I figured 1.3v should be enough for 3200 uncore, and since I saw no stability improvement at all from 1.2v, up to 1.225, 1.25, 1.275, 1.3v, the memory must suck. I dropped the memory to around 1450 and it still failed, but around an hour or so. I just decided to give up and order new memory.
 
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I was running them at 1.65v. The 1.2-1.3v I was talking about was for the uncore (vtt) because I thought maybe since my uncore was faster (because of the 1600 memory) so I raised that. I figured 1.3v should be enough for 3200 uncore, and since I saw no stability improvement at all from 1.2v, up to 1.225, 1.25, 1.275, 1.3v, the memory must suck. I dropped the memory to around 1450 and it still failed, but around an hour or so. I just decided to give up and order new memory.
I stand corrected. Oops, I should have read slower.
 

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ocz still making ram? I never had issues with their older stuff. Sucks to hear those didn't work out for ya. Those crucials look sick. Hope those work better for ya. What you gonna do with the ocz's?
 
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No they don't make ram anymore.
 

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The ocz sticks are no good, so I put them where things that aren't any good belong. Unfortunate...
 

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so I put them where things that aren't any good belong.
Wheres that may i ask? the backyard fire lol

there reapers were some nice sticks. I liked the whole idea of there flex series. I have a set of them. Most of my ram is all ocz lol. no issues so no need to replace them.