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by *Pilgrim*
31 Aug 2011, 22:36
Forum: Cooling & Overclocking
Topic: Need help with i7 2600 temperatures
Replies: 25
Views: 4156

Re: Need help with i7 2600 temperatures

I'm using an Intel board and my temps in the BIOS show about 40c, but my CPU is clocked at the moment. Could it perhaps be that the temp probe on the board is faulty, or perhaps reporting in Fahrenheit (wild shot in the dark on this one)? Like Slim said, install Windows and Realtemp and take it from...
by *Pilgrim*
30 Aug 2011, 23:13
Forum: Cooling & Overclocking
Topic: Need help with i7 2600 temperatures
Replies: 25
Views: 4156

Re: Need help with i7 2600 temperatures

To be honest, I wouldn't bet my life on the bios temps, but have a look at the CPU fan settings in your bios, perhaps turn it up a bit and use the bios readings as a gauge to see if it helps. The ideal would be if you can install something like RealTemp or whatever it's called to check the temps. My...
by *Pilgrim*
30 Aug 2011, 21:55
Forum: Cooling & Overclocking
Topic: Need help with i7 2600 temperatures
Replies: 25
Views: 4156

Re: Need help with i7 2600 temperatures

Something very wrong :!: Give us some more info on your system please...

Idle temps should be about 30c, give or take a few degrees. You sure that the cooler is set properly on the CPU? Also have you installed any software to monitor the temps, if so what are they reading?
by *Pilgrim*
30 Aug 2011, 19:34
Forum: PC Gaming
Topic: What game are you currently playing?
Replies: 1913
Views: 37397

Re: What game are you currently playing?

Busy with Medal of Honor: Tier 1. So far an enjoyable game (read "good time killer"), but the graphics are rather mediocre in my opinion.
by *Pilgrim*
30 Aug 2011, 19:24
Forum: Hardware
Topic: whats the best LGA1155 mobo under R1600???
Replies: 12
Views: 576

Re: whats the best LGA1155 mobo under R1600???

As The_Stig said, do you plan on overclocking? If not then the 2500K is a waste of money. If you do plan to overclock do keep in mind that you will have to get either a P67 or Z68 mobo, the H67 mobos will not be able to overclock. Not sure what the cheapest model available is, but have a look at the...
by *Pilgrim*
07 Aug 2011, 19:02
Forum: Kit
Topic: Input needed on rig build
Replies: 51
Views: 1361

Re: Input needed on rig build

Hey J_Bay, I reckon you have a very good line up there. But I'm with Slimshaedy on the P67 vs Z68 mobo. If you get a Z68 that meets all your requirements go for it, but alternatively look for a P67 as they tend to be cheaper.
by *Pilgrim*
07 Aug 2011, 18:50
Forum: Kit
Topic: Post your Rig!
Replies: 293
Views: 52759

Re: Post your Rig!

Very nice looking case you got there Slim. How is the airflow and temps inside?
by *Pilgrim*
06 Aug 2011, 00:13
Forum: Kit
Topic: Input needed on rig build
Replies: 51
Views: 1361

Re: Input needed on rig build

@ Slim: You do make a valid point regarding the RAM. In hindsight I should also have gone with a faster set. My next ram upgrade will see some G.Skill modules finding their way into my PC. The mobo I recommended is the one I'm currently using and so far I can't fault it in any way. It is part of Int...
by *Pilgrim*
05 Aug 2011, 23:50
Forum: PC Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Replies: 695
Views: 21068

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

There goes what was left of my social life...
by *Pilgrim*
05 Aug 2011, 23:39
Forum: Kit
Topic: Input needed on rig build
Replies: 51
Views: 1361

Re: Input needed on rig build

@ J_Bay: If I'm not mistaken they have compared all the previous AMD chips to Intel until they get launched and then you start seeing the short comings. Can't comment on AMD myself, but after reading countless reviews I will not easily depart from an Intel system, might get a cheap AMD system as a s...
by *Pilgrim*
03 Aug 2011, 19:51
Forum: PC Gaming
Topic: What game are you currently playing?
Replies: 1913
Views: 37397

Re: What game are you currently playing?

Finished C.O.D. Black Ops. Will definitely be playing it again in a couple of months time.
by *Pilgrim*
31 Jul 2011, 19:03
Forum: Kit
Topic: "Newbie"- Which Mobi to get?
Replies: 29
Views: 1603

Re: "Newbie"- Which Mobi to get?

@ eM_Fred: Nothing wrong with that Philips screen, I was looking for one of those but could not find anybody with stock at the time. Is this the one http://www.chaosnet.co.za/products/8340/?name=Philips+23%22+LED+Monitor Just be aware that the 5 000 000 : 1 is dynamic contrast ratio . The Samsung al...
by *Pilgrim*
27 Jul 2011, 22:24
Forum: Kit
Topic: i7 Build Need Help.
Replies: 18
Views: 851

Re: i7 Build Need Help.

Don't sell the 2500k short, it is an awesome chip and more than capable to handle anything you through at it currently and I think it will be for some time to come as well. The only advantage you might get from the 2600k is the HT, but currenty there is not that much software than can fully exploid ...
by *Pilgrim*
26 Jul 2011, 21:16
Forum: Cooling & Overclocking
Topic: CPU Coolers
Replies: 40
Views: 6086

Re: CPU Coolers

Another review on the Corsair H80: http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/Corsair_Hydro_H80/ And finally a review on the Corsair H100!! http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/07/26/corsair_h100_extreme_perf_liquid_cpu_cooler_review/ I do wish that the review sites would start using the new ...
by *Pilgrim*
23 Jul 2011, 15:57
Forum: Kit
Topic: "Newbie"- Which Mobi to get?
Replies: 29
Views: 1603

Re: "Newbie"- Which Mobi to get?

Im also wanting to get a new monitor. preferably 23" LED. any suggestions? Budget = 2k max For this price range I would suggest you have a look at the Samsung XL2370. I've had mine about 2/3 months now and no complaints. Got it from Makro for R1699, not to sure if they still have it at this price t...
by *Pilgrim*
20 Jul 2011, 21:47
Forum: Cooling & Overclocking
Topic: CPU Coolers
Replies: 40
Views: 6086

Re: CPU Coolers

Seems the reviews on these new units from Corsair are rather hard to find, here is one so far comparing the H80 with the Antec Kuhler 920. The results do look promising...

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1 ... ction.html
by *Pilgrim*
18 Jul 2011, 21:13
Forum: Cooling & Overclocking
Topic: The fanless spinning heatsink...
Replies: 7
Views: 2213

Re: The fanless spinning heatsink...

I'm trying to imagine it but a heatspreader spinning around will add some hectic G force on to the board depending on its size and weight... (unless I have the wrong picture in my mind:) ) But still a very good idea!! I'd love to see one in action I hear you!! Can you imagine the amount of pressure...
by *Pilgrim*
18 Jul 2011, 21:08
Forum: Benchmarking
Topic: MSI AfterBurner 2.1
Replies: 5
Views: 2171

Re: MSI AfterBurner 2.1

Currently also using Afterburner v2.2.0 Beta 5, but I see that it expires on 30 August 2011. Hopefully they would have released a new version by then...
by *Pilgrim*
16 Jul 2011, 19:16
Forum: Cooling & Overclocking
Topic: Thermal compounds - who uses what
Replies: 26
Views: 4169

Re: Thermal compounds - who uses what

Cleaned off all the old thermal paste and reapplied new paste. Used slightly more pressure when I mounted the cooler and ran Prime 95 again. This time my max temp went up to 75 degrees, which is about 3 degrees less than what I got with the pre-applied stuff from intel. Idle temps are also about 3-4...
by *Pilgrim*
11 Jul 2011, 22:17
Forum: Cooling & Overclocking
Topic: Good cooler for the GTS 450
Replies: 4
Views: 2588

Re: Good cooler for the GTS 450

Here is a link to the product website, they list a whole lot of compatable cards towards the bottom of the page. http://www.zalman.com/ENG/product/Product_Read.asp?idx=283 My personal choice would be this: http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/vga/22/accelero-twin-turbo-pro.html Here are a few more choi...
by *Pilgrim*
11 Jul 2011, 21:18
Forum: Benchmarking
Topic: MSI AfterBurner 2.1
Replies: 5
Views: 2171

Re: MSI AfterBurner 2.1

There is an issue with regards to the 570's not being able to adjust voltages when using Afterburner 2.1. Can't find the article where I saw it though, but it is related to Afterburner directly and not to the Nvidia drivers. It seems that this issue affects all cards fitted with the Twin Frozr III c...
by *Pilgrim*
10 Jul 2011, 23:19
Forum: Cooling & Overclocking
Topic: Thermal compounds - who uses what
Replies: 26
Views: 4169

Re: Thermal compounds - who uses what

I'm currently using Zalman ZM-TG2 and I'm very disappointed with it, ok so it only cost me R37 but I needed it. Long story short; RMA'd my mobo, received a new one on Friday and reassembled everything. Cleaned off all the old thermal paste and applied the Zalman paste, ran Prime95 and temps jumped u...
by *Pilgrim*
10 Jul 2011, 21:56
Forum: Cooling & Overclocking
Topic: Thermal compounds - who uses what
Replies: 26
Views: 4169

Thermal compounds - who uses what

I had a look through the forums and can't really find one specific topic dealing with this. What I would like to know is: 1) Who uses what thermal compounds/ what would you recommend? 2) How does it perform; is there a noticible difference in temps (did it meet your expectations)? This goes for CPU...
by *Pilgrim*
10 Jul 2011, 17:08
Forum: Benchmarking
Topic: 3DMark 11
Replies: 148
Views: 14291

Re: 3DMark 11

@ juDge: Nice score. I see that we have very similar setups.

Here is my first run at default settings across the board...

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3DMark11 - Default - 5873 by *Pilgrim*, on Flickr
by *Pilgrim*
09 Jul 2011, 21:26
Forum: Cooling & Overclocking
Topic: Good cooler for the GTS 450
Replies: 4
Views: 2588

Re: Good cooler for the GTS 450

What brand is your card, meaning Gigabyte, Asus, etc? What clocks are you running at currently and what are your temps like? Have a look at the link below. It would seem that the GTS450 uses the same mounting hole layout as earlier Nvidia cards. Might be of help for you to locate an aftermarket cool...