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Old 14-07-2008, 01:43 AM   #16
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lol i was wondering where my thread went, really tio sticky

Should make this a sticky.

Bro cty85, maybe you want to include sound card comparison since it is a common add-on?

Hmm... maybe other bros here willing to help cty85? Maybe can add in common peripherals such as mouse, keyboard, monitors, speakers, webcam, routers? This is a huge "project" and I am sure bro cty85 needs plenty of help.

Since this is strictly hardware, so shouldn't go into software-- although the forum often get bombarded by people asking which OS preferred, which anti-virus to get, etc.

Anyway, great work!
sound card comparison perhaps can link to threads in forum

peripherals let people answer heh, this one is just something small

OS is impt......as for other software no need to post.....for those peripherals......already got sub section for them liao...so no need to post also...maybe juz link them to the thread can liao
eh anything also can la, got people bother to read can liao

yea this is another main point also....cpu cooler....maybe include vga cooler if can also..
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Don't forget about thermal paste question like must apply or not and how to using the push pins!
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Old 17-07-2008, 10:00 AM   #17
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updated: added bios beep codes
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Old 17-07-2008, 01:29 PM   #18
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uh beep codes are not universal right? diff mobo diff codes?
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Old 17-07-2008, 01:55 PM   #19
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only award bios
phoenix and ami is same
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Old 17-07-2008, 05:40 PM   #20
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I wanna ask...

The difference(s) between Intel Xeon and Core 2 family?
vcore for xeon is higher basically is same thing for most part, is designed for server so the chip is more durable, better to overclock with
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Old 21-07-2008, 09:49 AM   #21
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yo... just read your faq and could do with more fine tuning though.. but still great work there...

IMHO you could elaborate more about the cpu L2 cache.. The size is not the only factor to performance. The no. of multi way associatives also affects the speed. Conroe utilises 16 way whereas yorkfield utilises 24 way. not sure of amd though..

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Old 21-07-2008, 10:24 AM   #22
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This feature of some intel cpus is a power saving feature, intended to reduce power consumption when the user does not need it, reducing cpu multiplier reduces the system's overall speed for a good amount of power saved
This feature is not recommended to be turned off, as it helps to decrease overall system temperature and prolong cpu lifespan.
Turn it off if you wish, but you would be increasing your power consumption and thus place stress on the environment
hi...

if i turn the 2 setting off.. didnt o/c the processor.. n let it run at full speed

does it really affect the lifespan of the processor or is there any other factor that it get affected?

cos, my E8400 is running at full speed .. no o/c has been done.... processor temp is around 35 @idle
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Old 24-07-2008, 01:41 AM   #23
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Okay just noticed the thread being sticky
However, this also means non-relevant posts will be deleted, so please don't reply unnecessarily; but do help contribute.

But at the same time, my advice is not to cannibalize the other more mature sticky threads that address general system buying, GFX and RMA stuff. Instead, see if you guys can complement it. Becos if you guys start pulling stuff that are common across all those threads - you will jeopardize all of the sticky threads since it's going to confuse people.
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Old 23-08-2008, 02:57 PM   #24
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can add a topic on BIOS?
like how to update or somethings abt it..
like there are so many BIOS..
example: F6, F7, F9 and F10a BIOS for EP45-DQ6
must i update F6 den F7 den F9 and den F10a?
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Old 01-09-2008, 06:03 PM   #25
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newbie here , have question to ask.
how do i check the model of my motherboard & how to determine which graphic card is suitable for it.
my graphic card recently died on me >< totally clueless on how to check motherboard model..
appreciate yr help if u can answer my questions
download cpuz from www.cpuid.com and click on the motherboard tab, from there u can find information on your motherboard model, and what kind of graphics slot it supports, e.g. agp, pci, or pci express

alternatively you can open up your casing and check the slot type comparing with pictures of the various possible gfx card slots to ascertain the type of slot you have

from there, you can proceed to the graphics card buyer's guide to find the best graphics card supportable by your board and your pocket to satisfy your needs
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Is this the one? never state which type of graphic card but from my comp specs , it states PCI-express graphic card.
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Old 02-09-2008, 02:01 PM   #27
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Is this the one? never state which type of graphic card but from my comp specs , it states PCI-express graphic card.
hp machine is it?

your motherboard specs are here:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...roduct=3330022

yes, good for you, you can use pci express

go buy any card that fits your pocket
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Old 02-09-2008, 09:26 PM   #28
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One more question How do we check the psu watts?

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Old 02-09-2008, 09:31 PM   #29
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One more question How do we check the psu spec?
open your case la
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Old 04-09-2008, 05:40 PM   #30
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hi cty. i didnt want to start another thread so am posting here. i tried to overclock my 8400 a bit today. what should be the vcore and other voltages i should use. i am using the stock fan provided with the cpu. here are the pics on idle.





any help would be appreciated, thanks.
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