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    Silicone Grease is the traditional cheap and...

    Silicone Grease is the traditional cheap and lower performance compound. Generally it's accepted that a silver based compound or similar has better thermal properties and thus better performance. I...
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    As long as you buy the same rating of LED the...

    As long as you buy the same rating of LED the existing resistors should be fine. Make sure you get the legs the right way round (+ and -). The output on any motherboard for a given LED should be...
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    I would back it up regularly at this point if you...

    I would back it up regularly at this point if you don't already and expect it to fail soon. Sounds like it's due to go soon to the HDD graveyard.
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    I would set it up manually and probably push up...

    I would set it up manually and probably push up to around 3.4 or 3.5 which is usually quite easy to overclock these to. Just make sure you test it fully for stability afterwards using Prime95 or...
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    Get the quad core. I have a respectable 775...

    Get the quad core. I have a respectable 775 motherboard so I recently upgraded to a Q9550 and think it's fantastic - inc 12MB of beautiful cache! GTA4 certainly benefits from it compared to the...
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    I ran my 4850 and 4870 in crossfire for a while...

    I ran my 4850 and 4870 in crossfire for a while when I first bought a 4870 but found that the 4870 on it's own was pretty much a match for the crossfire except in benchmarks.

    I would hold the cash...
  7. Go ahead and reapply the paste on the gpu. ...

    Go ahead and reapply the paste on the gpu. Usually on non aftermarket coolers that cool the gpu and memory all in one heatsink the spacing between the memory chips and cooler means that a pad is...
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    Generally I find that you can overclock a long...

    Generally I find that you can overclock a long way on auto voltage. After that you get smaller gains for larger voltage increases, on my new Q9550 it seems that 3.5-3.6 is about the max on 'auto'.
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    Mines an E0 revision. I like round numbers so...

    Mines an E0 revision.

    I like round numbers so I put it up to 3GHz first off and then up to 3.4GHz - same as you on 400*8.5 but for the moment my RAM is @ 1334MHz which a 3:5 divider. Volts on...
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    I've just bought a q9550 as a replacement for my...

    I've just bought a q9550 as a replacement for my E2160. I got my E2160 from 1.8GHz to 3.4GHz (87%). I don't expect so much from my new quad but I'm certainly going to try!

    I'm running an ASUS...
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    Replace the fans for 3-pin ones. Fans with a...

    Replace the fans for 3-pin ones. Fans with a 4-pin molex connector (I assume this is what they have) don't have a connection for fan rpm feedback which the NZXT controller can display by the looks...
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    Shouldn't be a problem, it's included as a...

    Shouldn't be a problem, it's included as a possibility on the ATI Crossfire compatibility chart and I'm not having any problems running 4870/4850 crossfire myself (except that my E2160 @ 3.4GHz is...
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    Most modern PSUs have auto shutdown on overvolt...

    Most modern PSUs have auto shutdown on overvolt etc. So if there's a power surge or a PC component failure that causes a sudden high drain, the power supply shuts itself down to protect itself and...
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    No, if your motherboard only has three pins you...

    No, if your motherboard only has three pins you cannot use PWM. If your motherboard supports fan control via voltage adjustment then it can control the speed of a 3 pin fan in much the same way as...
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    Looks like the initial problem was auto shutdown...

    Looks like the initial problem was auto shutdown due to overheating caused by cooler not being seated tightly. Which AC cooler is it? I've had many and never had a bad one yet.
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    I doubt that the difference in coolers is enough...

    I doubt that the difference in coolers is enough to cause a problem for a power supply. It's much more likely that the problem is a BIOS safety cutoff feature.

    Did you plug the new cooler's fan...
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    Well I'm glad it's not just me then. I too have...

    Well I'm glad it's not just me then. I too have a 4870 and a 1680x1050 screen and GTA4 lags at high quality, I've had to turn mine down quite a lot.

    I had thought it due to only having a dual...
  18. Arctic Cooling Freezer Extreme for ITX Small Form Factor ?!?

    I'm in the planning stage of an ITX Small Form Factor build. The case will be a 200mm cube and entirely self built and will squeeze the PSU, DVD & HDD into a small space to provide loads of space...
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    Looks good, I especially like the Scythe fan...

    Looks good, I especially like the Scythe fan controllers.
  20. Recognised the importance of my CPU overclock

    Last night I flashed the BIOS of my ASUS P5E3 Deluxe motherboard and reset to default BIOS settings. Obviously then I booted to check all was OK before re-entering my overclocking settings. While I...
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    It's something that I've often wondered about...

    It's something that I've often wondered about too. Most GPU heatsinks have paste for the GPU and pads for the memory. Replacing the pads with paste must surely leave an air gap between the memory...
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    You can get the Antec spot cool fan from ebuyer...

    You can get the Antec spot cool fan from ebuyer in the UK - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/119146 - I've not tried them but like the idea. It's also three speed with blue LED.
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    Why? I mean does it really have to be a full...

    Why? I mean does it really have to be a full ATX? If you choose well there are plenty of excellent uATX choices these days and going uATX will really open up the choices when it comes to cases. ...
  24. I've seen occasions where people have installed a...

    I've seen occasions where people have installed a AC Freezer Pro 7 backwards such that the fan blows to the front rather than the back. If this were the case it would explain it.
  25. I don't disagree with the results and will be...

    I don't disagree with the results and will be looking to do this myself shortly on my E2160. However, just because the Ni plating wears off unevenly doesn't mean that the surface wasn't flat to...
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