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 Post subject: Re: t3406 CPU upgrade possibilities
PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:18 pm 
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Well Cowboyup6983, you've asked the right people Very Happy Your board has 3 PCI slots. So, unless you have something in all of them, you should have no problem fitting in a PCI video card. Also, your board (Intel D865GVHZ) is socket 478 and takes CPUs with FSB frequencies of 400MHz, 533MHz, and 80MHz. That is pretty much the span of all of the socket 478CPUs, so pretty much anything that runs at a faster speed will work for you. If you can though, try to find one that is 800MHz FSB so you can take full advantage of your board. It even says it will take Pentium 4 Extreme Edition CPUs. HERE is a page on your board and what all CPUs it will accept. Hopefully this helps you out!

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 Post subject: Re: t3406 CPU upgrade possibilities
PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:57 pm 
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Intel makes that motherboard like InspectorExacto stated. I remember when the P4 EE were the biggest thing ever but I would not recommend it for that price. How about this P4.
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=P43000E478&cat=CPU
It is a 3.0 800fsb and has 1mb of cache. I now it is refurbished but it is only 50 bucks.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:12 pm 
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Like I said in your other thread the Extreme Editions (or regular) Pentium 4 or Pentium D aren't that much different. I am just glad that amd came up with their Athlon 64 and X2 or we would still have the P4 or PD. If it was not for compotition we would have never gotten the core architecture.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:40 pm 
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Actualy, GTZ, funny story about the P4 EE. AMD actually had the Athlon 64 and they were good competitors to the Pentium 4s. But, then AMD made the Athlon 64 FX chips. All of this sudden, AMD had the market for high end CPUs and everybody was getting them. I mean, they were far better then the best Pentium 4. So, in a panic, Intel quickly made the Pentium 4 Extreme Edition, or EE. It was better, but still not good enough. Some people even call the EE "Emergency Edition" Laughing It wasn't untill the Dual-core age that Intel got the market back. Now... AMD doesn't even make any Athlon FX series chips... Sad

But anywayk, $290 is way more then I would spend. I mean, for that kind of money, you can get a far better motherboard, RAM, and CPU to REALLY vamp up that old rig.

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Mr. Green HaHa, Emergency Edition Mr. Green . I have never heard that before.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:13 pm 
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AMD doesn't need the FX line anymore IMO. Their recent X2's are far faster than their older FX60 and FX62. The Phenoms are great value quad cores. Intel really never got the market back for extreme rigs with the old Netburst. Pentium D's were like furnaces in the heat they produced. Far more transistors than their AMD counterpart, yet still was slower. It was only when Core came out that Intel really hit back on AMD and AMD was caught sleeping. From initial results of Nehalem, I think Intel is going to give AMD a big kick again.

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Cowboyup, from what it sounds like it seems like you do have an overheating problem. Yeah 25C sounds too low to be right. If your thermometer is not showing the correct value, don't even bother with it. Instead just start fixing any thermal issues you may have. The CNPS 9500 is an awesome cooler so there is no need to get a better one (especially to cool a X2 4800 running at stock). If I recall it uses a clip on jig that straps across the base of the cooler onto the hooks of the AM2 or 939 CPU frame. Maybe it got loose? Your rig sounds like a home built. If so see if you can reseat the HS (I figure that would be no problem for you since you sound like you put this together yourself).

Did you try downloading coretemp? Unlike other thermal software that measures the temp on the motherboard near the cpu, it will do a mathematical fit to figure out the temp at the cores themselves. It may be one option to see if you have heating issues.

Also check the BIOS and any thermal software to make sure there are no failsafe settings set too low. For example there are often shut down temperature limits that shut the system down if the temp goes beyond a specific level. If this is set too low, it may shut down your rig, even if it does not have any thermal issues.

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Talking about your SLI Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4:
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=2287

I wonder if ThermalTake 500W is enough for SLI'd 9600GT cards here? I reckon you are very marginal. How does it go with just one 9600GT?

One thing we've found at other forums, is that the NVidia chipset drivers include a Firewall and active armor option that is flaky, and seems to send the CPU into high usage. You should have the option to not install them when doing initial driver install. I think it's the NVidia Network Access Manager you forego here. Also some of those round CPU coolers don't seem to work well without a CPU tunnel or a real blast of air through the case.

You might research your memory a bit, and maybe up the voltage in the bios to 2.0V get it stable. OCZ did have a few issues with some memory sticks. Big subject... Rolling Eyes

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