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by phoenixn
Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Gigabyte System temperature maximum?
Replies: 2
Views: 1083

Thanks again Mr T!

I'm guessing northbridge could go as high as 70 deg C or so without undue concern?
by phoenixn
Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:58 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Gigabyte System temperature maximum?
Replies: 2
Views: 1083

Gigabyte System temperature maximum?

I installed my new Gigabyte GA-EG45M-UD2H mobo yesterday, and when running the included EasyTune6 utility I see my "System Temperature" is approaching 50 deg (C) when "idle". Is this too high? What is "System Temperature"? Is it referring to SB or NB? The reason I ask, ...
by phoenixn
Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:04 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Upgrade sanity check
Replies: 4
Views: 1112

Ok, all parts ordered. Power Supply recieved. I must say that out-of-the-box the Corsair PSU reeks of quality. Now I ask for advice on a monitor. I'd like to spend no more than $300. One that I've looked at is: SAMSUNG ToC T220HD Rose Black 22" 5ms HDMI Widescreen HDTV Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 1000...
by phoenixn
Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:32 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Upgrade sanity check
Replies: 4
Views: 1112

For the record, I've decided to go with higher performance CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz. This is strain on my budget, but probably worthwhile.

Total upgrade cost: $450.55
by phoenixn
Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:06 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Upgrade sanity check
Replies: 4
Views: 1112

Thanks evasive!

I've updated my OP with motherboard selection, and higher wattage PSU (650 W). Hopefully that'll be sufficient for the time-being.

Please let me know if any other considerations come to mind.

Thanks again. :D
by phoenixn
Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Upgrade sanity check
Replies: 4
Views: 1112

Upgrade sanity check

I'm upgrading my old Asus A8N-SLI system, and am asking for a sanity-check on the posibilities currently being considered. I don't have a lot of money to spend, so will be leveraging the following existing components: Case: Antec ATX Mid Tower HDD: Western Digital 200 GB and 320 GB SATA DVD: One Rea...
by phoenixn
Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:41 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Asus A8N-SLI replacement/upgrade
Replies: 2
Views: 925

Thanks Mr T! You'll have to upgrade your RAM too as it is all now DDR2 or DDR3... DDR1 is now defunct. Good point I hadn't considered. Too bad because I just recently bought more RAM. So, looks like my $200 mark just doubled or more. :( I had thought of replacing my Atholon 64 3200+ with a dual-core...
by phoenixn
Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:10 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Asus A8N-SLI replacement/upgrade
Replies: 2
Views: 925

Asus A8N-SLI replacement/upgrade

Several years ago I visited this forum seeking advice on new system. At that time, I went with an Asus A8N-SLI ATX with AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 939 CPU. Well that was several years ago. Now I find my system lacking sufficient horsepower for some of the games I like (mainly X3 space sim). Which brings me...
by phoenixn
Tue Oct 10, 2006 7:03 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: CPU upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 2702

Update: Well I RMA'd my mobo, and after almost 1 month ASUS sent another bd back. There was no information on what their findings were. Obviously they'd given me a different mobo because my original had a broken SLI fastener. This "new" bd immediately had problems which in a couple of days...
by phoenixn
Sat Aug 26, 2006 8:41 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: CPU upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 2702

profofpcs wrote:that cpu is not compatible with your board. its a socket 754 and your board is a socket 939.
Ahh, my bad. I should've noticed that. :oops: Thanks for the recommendation and correction.