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Forum: Mainboard & CPU 17-11-09, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,783
Posted By MacAllah
The E8400 is not a good deal, though. The price...

The E8400 is not a good deal, though. The price is still $170ish and thats on a 775 board. I'm thinking LGA 1056 or AM3.

I know most games don't use 4 cores, but I'm wondering what the...
Forum: Mainboard & CPU 17-11-09, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,783
Posted By MacAllah
CPU to GPU cost Ratio - What should it be?

So, I'm in the market for a new computer, but I'm on a pretty strict budget. I want the entire thing to come in under $900 (including monitor) and I've allotted around $400 for CPU and GPU. I have...
Forum: Mainboard & CPU 26-09-08, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,626
Posted By MacAllah
Thank you, I knew it wouldn't be as simple as I...

Thank you, I knew it wouldn't be as simple as I had hoped. :-(

And... define "tweak." We talking soldering or what? I've got an engineering buddy, but I don't wanna impose too badly.

EDIT:...
Forum: Mainboard & CPU 26-09-08, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,626
Posted By MacAllah
Is it possible to replace a P4 with a C2D?

Hello!

My friend's got an old VAIO (Model #: VGC-RB30) that's got a Pentium 4 in it (Model #: 530J).

The P4 is socket 775 and has an 800 mhz FSB. The E4600 is also socket 775 and 800 mhz FSB....
Forum: Memory 26-09-08, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,441
Posted By MacAllah
Wow, thank you. That helps a lot. LOL!

Wow, thank you. That helps a lot. LOL!
Forum: Memory 23-09-08, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,441
Posted By MacAllah
Using faster RAM for OC'ing purposes

Hello!

So, I'm building a computer for myself and for my sister and I've got a question. I know I want to overclock the machines and based on past experience it's the RAM that gives out before...
Forum: OC3D Reviews & Videos 21-09-08, 07:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,766
Posted By MacAllah
Yeah. ::steps off Ole' Starlight:: Thank...

Yeah. ::steps off Ole' Starlight::

Thank for the review, I'm actually building a computer for my sister soon and my goal is to keep it cheap and powerful. It looks like both of these cards fit...
Forum: Overclocking 20-09-08, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,701
Posted By MacAllah
@GavX Yeah, I was surprised, too. All other...

@GavX

Yeah, I was surprised, too. All other mobos I've ever OC'ed more voltage meant a higher speed. This one seems to be exactly opposite. I had it at 1.45 and it wouldn't boot. Same with...
Forum: OC3D Reviews & Videos 20-09-08, 11:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,766
Posted By MacAllah
Enjoy the cards, I'm too poor to buy either of...

Enjoy the cards, I'm too poor to buy either of them.
Forum: Overclocking 20-09-08, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,701
Posted By MacAllah
Well, thank you. :-D I was surprised it...

Well, thank you. :-D

I was surprised it went so far myself. My previous build was an E8500 and I tried to hit the magical 4.0 ghz. It just sounds good. I would have felt like a failure if I...
Forum: OC3D Reviews & Videos 20-09-08, 02:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,766
Posted By MacAllah
There isn't just one spelling "blooper." The...

There isn't just one spelling "blooper." The entire article is rife with spelling errors and grammatical mistakes. I kept reading for the information, but the presentation was so horrid it was...
Forum: Overclocking 19-09-08, 11:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,701
Posted By MacAllah
Q9400 / Maximums II Formula @ 4.0 ghz (Can I push it further?)

Dudes,

There are a few threads on here about my comp already, but they were getting confusing to follow. Here's a consolidation for my (and your) ease. If you're trying to OC a Maximus II...
Forum: Overclocking 19-09-08, 05:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,271
Posted By MacAllah
I'm trying to clock a Q9400 on a Maximus II...

I'm trying to clock a Q9400 on a Maximus II Formula. I'm stuck at 3.80. Nirojasi, I'm wondering what your speeds and voltages are at because we have the same RAM, too. If you could post...
Forum: Overclocking 19-09-08, 04:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,176
Posted By MacAllah
I'll try the RAM voltages up soon. I've set my...

I'll try the RAM voltages up soon. I've set my fans to all high and I can get 3.8 ghz stable now (475 x 8.0), but my FSB doesn't seem to like anything higher than that... :(

I'd like to get the...
Forum: Overclocking 16-09-08, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,176
Posted By MacAllah
MadDutchDude, I didn't know that. I lowered it...

MadDutchDude, I didn't know that. I lowered it to 1.38 and was able to actually squeeze it up to 3.72 stable (and 3.92 unstable). Thank you!

It looks like my RAM can run up to 1150ish and my...
Forum: Overclocking 15-09-08, 11:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,176
Posted By MacAllah
Help OC'ing Q9400 on Maximus II Formula

Howdy!:wavey:

Y'all helped me a while back with my last build. I'm hoping you can work your magic again. Here's the set-up this time:

ASUS Maximus II Formula (P45 chipset)

Intel Q9400...
Forum: Graphics Cards 06-08-08, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,758
Posted By MacAllah
Yeah, I knew that the 9800 GTX+ was 55 nm and...

Yeah, I knew that the 9800 GTX+ was 55 nm and that the non+ was 65 nm. And the reason I brought up the fan being the same was that any increased heat due to the overclocking should be able to...
Forum: Graphics Cards 06-08-08, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,758
Posted By MacAllah
@markkleb That easy to mess this up...

@markkleb

That easy to mess this up horribly, eh?

I'm a pretty smart dude, but I don't have a degree in computer science. What would be a good way to learn w/out irrepably damaging something?...
Forum: Graphics Cards 06-08-08, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,758
Posted By MacAllah
Flash EVGA 9800 GTX+ Bios to OC'ed BFG

Hello!

Y'all helped me out with some problems a bit ago and I thought I'd throw another atcha.

I have this EVGA video card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130376
...
Forum: Mainboard & CPU 29-07-08, 01:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,004
Posted By MacAllah
::facepalm:: It was what Bungral said. The...

::facepalm::

It was what Bungral said. The 4pin was nowhere near the 20pin and I completely forgot to plug it in.

In my defense it was 2 AM when I finally had everything in the case and was...
Forum: Mainboard & CPU 28-07-08, 09:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,004
Posted By MacAllah
@ Jim I am still at work, but I just...

@ Jim

I am still at work, but I just realized it DOES have the LED readout. When it's off it looks like 88, correct?

I'll be sure to look at that first thing once I get home.

It sucks about...
Forum: Mainboard & CPU 28-07-08, 08:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,004
Posted By MacAllah
Yeah, the monitor works with my other computer. ...

Yeah, the monitor works with my other computer.

Right now the only thing I'm thinking is that:

1) There is another power cable I didn't plug in on the mobo

2) Some sort of short somewhere
...
Forum: Mainboard & CPU 28-07-08, 08:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,004
Posted By MacAllah
I've installed another video card from my old...

I've installed another video card from my old computer that I know works. And in this new comp it doesn't, so it's not the video card. That's pretty much the only thing I know for sure.
Forum: Mainboard & CPU 28-07-08, 08:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,004
Posted By MacAllah
Yes, all of the fans spin. This is the...

Yes, all of the fans spin.

This is the sequence of events:

1) Turn on PSU - lights on mobo turn on.

2) Hit power button on comp - fans turn on (case fans / CPU heatsink fan / vid card fan)
...
Forum: Mainboard & CPU 28-07-08, 05:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,004
Posted By MacAllah
I just tried with one stick of RAM, still didn't...

I just tried with one stick of RAM, still didn't work.

It's not the vid card. I put a vid card that I know works (from another computer) in the computer and it still got no video.

I don't have...
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