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Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 03 Jul 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 4,039
Posted By pantsaregood
Frequency does increase heat. The increase from...

Frequency does increase heat. The increase from voltage is far greater than that of frequency, though.
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 03 Jul 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 4,039
Posted By pantsaregood
Overclocking itself doesn't really increase...

Overclocking itself doesn't really increase temperature by any significant amount. Raising voltage is what causes temperatures to shoot up. A 2500K at 4.5GHz isn't really unusual. Mine is running at...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 03 Jul 2011
Replies: 17
Views: 4,716
Posted By pantsaregood
Stick to 4GHz and get the bus speed and L3 cache...

Stick to 4GHz and get the bus speed and L3 cache to the highest speed you can.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 25 Jun 2011
Replies: 56
Views: 15,662
Posted By pantsaregood
Check the IMC voltage. From what I recall, K10s...

Check the IMC voltage. From what I recall, K10s have a hard time pushing four DIMMs at high speed.s
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 24 Jun 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,281
Posted By pantsaregood
Just download and burn an ISO. Microsoft...

Just download and burn an ISO. Microsoft distributes them.

Microsoft don't charge you for the disc, nor do they care if your only copy of Windows 7 is on a DVD-R or Flash Drive. All that matters...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 24 Jun 2011
Replies: 1
Views: 936
Posted By pantsaregood
Strange issue with sleep.

Built a new rig a few weeks ago.

Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3-B3
Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4.5GHz
8GB G. Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 2133


The CPU has been tested stable at this speed for 38 hours in Prime95....
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 23 Jun 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 3,848
Posted By pantsaregood
Voltage controls on video cards barely work....

Voltage controls on video cards barely work. Raising a GPU's core voltage from 1.1v to 1.4v in its BIOS may (if you're lucky) boost its voltage to 1.12v or so in reality. To seriously overclock a...
Forum: Graphic Cards 09 Jun 2011
Replies: 54
Views: 5,630
Posted By pantsaregood
The 2500K is an unlocked quad core Sandy Bridge...

The 2500K is an unlocked quad core Sandy Bridge CPU. It runs at 3.3GHz and has 6MB of L3 cache.

The 2600K is an unlocked quad core Sandy Bridge CPU. It runs at 3.4GHz, has 8MB of L3 cache, and...
Forum: Graphic Cards 09 Jun 2011
Replies: 54
Views: 5,630
Posted By pantsaregood
The 2500K and 2600K perform nearly identically in...

The 2500K and 2600K perform nearly identically in games. $90 towards a better GPU will serve you far better than $90 towards a 2600K. As far as games are concerned, the 2600K's only advantages over...
Forum: Graphic Cards 08 Jun 2011
Replies: 54
Views: 5,630
Posted By pantsaregood
So much misinformation in this thread. A...

So much misinformation in this thread.

A huge advantage of Z68 over P67 is its ability to use SSD caching. You can use an SSD for HDD cache, which significantly speeds up access times.

On...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 30 May 2011
Replies: 25
Views: 4,352
Posted By pantsaregood
You can overclock the Northbridge and use high ...

You can overclock the Northbridge and use high frequency RAM all you want on an AMD system. The truth is that it simply doesn't affect memory bandwidth to any notable degree. Even Thuban, the...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 26 May 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,106
Posted By pantsaregood
RAM parity is overrated. Encountering an error...

RAM parity is overrated. Encountering an error due to strange parity is unusual with modern RAM. I've ran crazy combinations of brands, speeds, and timings of both SDRAM, DDR, and DDR2. None of them...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 25 May 2011
Replies: 25
Views: 4,352
Posted By pantsaregood
AMDs certainly do not have higher bandwidth. A...

AMDs certainly do not have higher bandwidth. A Nehalem or Sandy Bridge will destroy any AMD in bandwidth.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 24 May 2011
Replies: 25
Views: 3,103
Posted By pantsaregood
You, for whatever reason, have 1.25GB memory...

You, for whatever reason, have 1.25GB memory mapped to something else. CPUZ will read the module's SPD information as it should, and it will report that you are using a 4GB module.

Also, single...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 24 May 2011
Replies: 25
Views: 3,103
Posted By pantsaregood
CPUZ and Windows aren't disagreeing. Notice that...

CPUZ and Windows aren't disagreeing. Notice that Windows says "2.75GB usable?"

If you look at the SPD info on the 4GB module, it probably says "4GB."

You can only address 2.75GB (which is...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 24 May 2011
Replies: 25
Views: 4,352
Posted By pantsaregood
Running a K10's memory at anything above 1333...

Running a K10's memory at anything above 1333 give sminimal benefit. 1333 doesn't really perform much better than 1066 most of the time, really. Even Sandy Bridge has minimal gains with RAM above...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 23 May 2011
Replies: 25
Views: 4,352
Posted By pantsaregood
DDR3 isn't inherently faster than DDR2. It is,...

DDR3 isn't inherently faster than DDR2. It is, however, capable of clocking higher.

DDR3 1066 and DDR2 1066 will perform near-identically at equal amounts. The DDR2 may very well have tighter...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 15 May 2011
Replies: 143
Views: 78,410
Posted By pantsaregood
Windows 7 Ultimate is running quite well on my...

Windows 7 Ultimate is running quite well on my mom's PC.

It is an old Dell Dimension 4500S, shipped as:

Dell i845G motherboard
Celeron (Northwood) 1.7GHz
128MB PC2100
Intel Extreme...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 07 May 2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,528
Posted By pantsaregood
If your laptop actually has an Intel Core CPU in...

If your laptop actually has an Intel Core CPU in it (read: NOT Core 2/i3/i5/i7), then it does not support x86-64 instructions, and can therefore not run a 64-bit OS.

Also, FSB cannot prevent use...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 26 Apr 2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,925
Posted By pantsaregood
2GB of RAM would probably be the most tangible...

2GB of RAM would probably be the most tangible upgrade. The GPU isn't going to be improved realistically; there may be some driver tweaks I can do, but I'll get to that when I can. I had to force IE9...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 25 Apr 2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,925
Posted By pantsaregood
There's absolutely no way I could put a better...

There's absolutely no way I could put a better GPU in. The PC only has PCI slots, and the PSU is only 180W. It wouldn't even run an 8400GS.
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 24 Apr 2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,672
Posted By pantsaregood
First off, return it to stock voltage. Unlocking...

First off, return it to stock voltage. Unlocking first, OCing next.

Now, go lock your fourth core and try to run Prime95 at stock speed. If it doesn't blue screen, you can probably conclude your...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 24 Apr 2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,672
Posted By pantsaregood
Run Prime95 and see which core the error shows up...

Run Prime95 and see which core the error shows up on. You might have to lock one of the two extra cores.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 23 Apr 2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,925
Posted By pantsaregood
Well, I should've done my homework before I...

Well, I should've done my homework before I dumped that P4 2.66 in there. Apparently Dell just failed to update their documentation as newer CPUs came out.

The board should support any CPU with a...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 23 Apr 2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,925
Posted By pantsaregood
Hm. I've only got 271MB shared VRAM. Is there any...

Hm. I've only got 271MB shared VRAM. Is there any way to change this setting? Is it proportional to your amount of total system RAM?

So far, what I'm seeing is this:
Aero off resorts in graphics...
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