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Topic: Adding more RAM   Go to last post
Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 9:13:39 PM(UTC)
I have an MSI K8N Neo2 mobo, Athlon64 3500, and 2x256MB Kingston PC3200 HyperX RAM (dual channel memory kit).

I feel I should have 1GB RAM to run games like Doom 3 and Half-Life 2 (already have 6800GT).

This might be a stupid question but in order for me to take advantage of the dual channel architecture I would have to buy a 2x512MB kit rather than adding a stick of 512MB HyperX into the third slot?
Topic: Possible PSU problem??   Go to last post
Posted: Thursday, March 3, 2005 4:38:21 AM(UTC)
Well I disconnected everything (RAM, CPU, HDD) except the power connections, and pressing the power button did absolutely nothing.

I was able to put my old nForce2 Ultra mobo in (again without RAM, CPU, etc) and pressing the power button turned everything on. I did this three times and each time it would power up.

Plugged the Neo2 back in and nothing, so I'm assuming it's a dead motherboard??!
Topic: Possible PSU problem??   Go to last post
Posted: Thursday, March 3, 2005 12:53:08 AM(UTC)
Nope that hasn't helped. When I press the power button either nothing happens at all or just the same thing as before.

I can't test parts in another system so does that mean the PSU or the motherboard is stuffed?
Topic: Possible PSU problem??   Go to last post
Posted: Thursday, March 3, 2005 12:31:19 AM(UTC)
Thanks for that. I guess I should have mentioned there were no ATI drivers installed - it was a fresh install of Windows otherwise yes I would have done as you stated about uninstalling the other drivers, etc.

'Throwing it in' is just a phrase. I am super careful when it comes to installing things!

Guess I made myself look like an idiot but I'll try what you suggested and let you know. Thanks.
Topic: Possible PSU problem??   Go to last post
Posted: Thursday, March 3, 2005 12:10:31 AM(UTC)
Hi guys,

I've recently upgraded to an MSI K8N Neo2 mobo, Athlon 64 3500 CPU, eVGA 6800GT video card. I currently have a Thermaltake Purepower 420W power supply but think it might be causing problems.

My mobo and CPU arrived before the graphics card so I was running them with my old Radeon 9800 Pro - no problems at all. The graphics card arrived so I've just thrown it in, installed the drivers, tested to see how Doom 3 looked, overclocked the card slightly, then turned the computer off.

Turning it back on and nothing happened, everything appears to start (fans, lights) but no POST, no BIOS nothing. Put the 9800 Pro back in - same again. Cleared the CMOS - same again.

The lights on the receiver of my MS Wireless Desktop were flashing all over the place, and the computer would suddenly turn itself on, then off again, then on for a split second, then it wouldn't go at all pressing the power button so it seems to be quite erratic.

Is it a PSU problem, as in is it powerful enough to run everything I have: as above plus SB Audigy 2 ZS, two Vantec case fans (1x 120mm, 1x 92mm), 2x 40GB Seagate drives (IDE), 512MB PC3200 Kingston HyperX RAM, TDK1616N DVD writer, PCI DSL modem, WinXP SP2.

Thanks in advance for any help!
Topic: Case fans...   Go to last post
Posted: Sunday, July 25, 2004 2:16:54 PM(UTC)
I just bought a new case (Chenbro Xpider Gaming Bomb) which came with a 120mm fan in the rear. It's a bit loud for my liking but it's bearable. I've ordered a Vantec Stealth 92mm fan to go in the front.

My question is if it is OK to use the 120mm fan even if it's just a generic brand?? I've suffered the consequences of using cheap brands before and don't want to do that again, so wondering if a case fan is just a case fan and I can leave it there, or whether it's worth getting a name brand one put in?

Thanks in advance.
Topic: cant get 2083MHz on the +2800   Go to last post
Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2003 7:34:36 PM(UTC)
After you change the FSB to 166 does it recognize it as a 2800 before Windows boots up?

I also have a 2800 which did the same thing, so I changed the FSB, but the only thing different to your situation was that while Windows worked for me, not one of my games would work - would load up and within a few seconds or minutes, bang, computer would turn itself off.

Got myself a Vantec Aeroflow fan for the CPU and now it all runs sweet.

I would suggest that if Windows works when the BIOS set your CPU to run at 1.25Ghz, but not at the normal 2.09Ghz like it should be, then it is more of a cooling problem, especially if you have the stock AMD fan installed - they are crap!!!
Topic: Primary VGA BIOS setting?   Go to last post
Posted: Sunday, September 21, 2003 5:28:52 PM(UTC)
Yeah I also have that option in my mobo (Shuttle AN35N-Ultra). I have it set to AGP as obviously that is your primary display card and the slot it's in, but overall it doesn't really matter what you set it to.
Topic: I am ready to throw my computer out the window...   Go to last post
Posted: Friday, September 12, 2003 2:29:44 AM(UTC)
Downloaded SpeedFan and my stats are:

Temp2 45C
Temp3 41C
Temp1 34C

VCore1 1.63V
VCore2 1.50V
+3.3V 3.39V
+5V 5.03
+12V 11.90V
-12V -11.79
-5V -3.50V
+5V 5.00V
Vbat 4.08V

This is at idle after a cold boot. My CPU still seems hot despite the side panel being off and the type of cooler I have on it! Do my voltages look OK?
Topic: I am ready to throw my computer out the window...   Go to last post
Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2003 3:34:34 PM(UTC)
Yep it's a midi tower. The 53C is from a cold boot. I turned it on, fired up the BIOS and watched it go from low 20s up to 53C - it was increasing about 1 degree per second, all while I was sitting there in the BIOS watching!!!!!!!

Any ideas on what case to get then? I've heard Thermaltake isn't too bad.