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It's looking nice N1K. I take it you don't plan to OC?

Not yet, maybe later on, but not for now. I don't know if 45-50 celsius is normal temperature for this CPU. I've used the stock cooler and thermal paste which was already on the cooler.

If I remember correctly, my Intel Q6600 run with much smaller temperatures, but with glacial tech double cpu cooler.

Maybe I should use my thermal paste and see the difference, although I doubt.

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@N1K, I've found that the HDD's mounted in the horizontal trays (as you've done) run a lot hotter than in the bottom bays of the P180. Those top trays don't get much airflow unless you mount another fan in front of them.

BTW, I like how you run your DVD SATA cable behind the mobo tray. I may need to do that to mine. :thumbsup_anim:

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@Mr.Smartepants,

Yes, disks seem warm, I might use my Scythe 120mm fan which I bought before.

I still have to measure temperatures of my components with Asus tools. What is the normal temperature for core i5 750 ?

50 Celsius seems high for me (measured after first restart during windows installation).

Also, should I enable AHCI mode in BIOS for my SATA controller?

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Also, should I enable AHCI mode in BIOS for my SATA controller?

Always, whenever possible! Although enabling that feature after OS install may cause BSOD. You can install the AHCI driver first, then enable it in the BIOS after which will work.

Advanced Host Controller Interface enables all the advanced controller features in the SATA chip (Native Command Queuing, better cache management, etc.)

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Always, whenever possible! Although enabling that feature after OS install may cause BSOD. You can install the AHCI driver first, then enable it in the BIOS after which will work.

Advanced Host Controller Interface enables all the advanced controller features in the SATA chip (Native Command Queuing, better cache management, etc.)

Great, I had a PC for 3 years with this setting set to IDE, but not AHCI. Coool!!! :(

Since I still didn't anything except OS and OS takes about 15 minutes, I will reinstall with AHCI mode ON.

Cheers!

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Well having your SATA controller set to IDE (or LEGACY) mode makes the controller more compatible with certain drives. We have some newer HP machines at work that refuse to boot with the AHCI setting enabled. They were using older HDDs that for some reason didn't want to play well with the SATA controller. We have those machines set to IDE mode. In a business workstation environment, nobody will know any better. ;)

To better gauge the performance increase, use a utility like Everest or HDTach to run benchmarks before and after the switch.

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With the old PC I'm selling, I attached the original Intel Stock Cooler which is way to loud. It seems that this cooler is not working properly anymore.

I was using GlacialTech Igloo 5750, which replaced that Intel Stock Cooler. GlacialTech Igloo was very quiet and of course, I planned to replace the Intel Stock cooler on my new system with it, at some point. More info: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/701/1/

Since the old Intel Stock cooler is too loud, I'll have to replace it before I give the old machine to buyer. Should I give GlacialTech Igloo with my old machine and consider something like this for my new system: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/scythe-zipang2_6.html

or to save Igloo and buy something else for the old machine.

Mr_Smartepants?

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theres a site i've been reading for several years now. its basically a site dedicated to nothing but cpu cooling etc.

that zipang seems to be highly rated. currently they have it ranked #2 in the low noise coolers http://www.frostytec...p5heatsinks.cfm

edit: oops, looks like zipang is #2, but zipang2 is #7. didnt notice two versions before :P

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theres a site i've been reading for several years now. its basically a site dedicated to nothing but cpu cooling etc.

that zipang seems to be highly rated. currently they have it ranked #2 in the low noise coolers http://www.frostytec...p5heatsinks.cfm

edit: oops, looks like zipang is #2, but zipang2 is #7. didnt notice two versions before :P

Yeah, check my Igloo, it is in the 4th place. crying_anim02.gif I really don't know should I leave it or go zipang 2, since zipang isn't available to buy anymore, at least I don't see it here in Croatia.

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You have the BIOS updated right? I think the you can try Auto and then check the speed in CPU-Z, when I have mine at Auto I get 400 when my stick is a 533. It should support it.

DDR3 2200(O.C.)*/1600/1333/1066, I know the 2200 will not show and will handle that speed when OC'd from 1600?

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Probably not, N1K. Your motherboard may not support that speed directly, but you may be able to clock your RAM above 1333 by creatively adjusting (overclocking) your CPU speed and multiplier.

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Check the specs of the board:

http://asus.com/prod...=specifications

It says:

Dual-Channel DDR3 2200(O.C.) / 1600 / 1333 / 1066 support

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The motherboard supports DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of 2200(O.C.) / 1600 /1333 / 1066 MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest 3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications. The dual-channel DDR3 architecture enlarges the bandwidth of your system memory to boost system performance

So, it should support natively speeds 1066, 1333 and 1600. It also should support 2200 Overclocked.

Basically, my bios should show: 1066, 1333 and 1600 speeds, not the 800, 1066 and 1333.

For the info, I am using the latest Bios version.

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http://www.pcper.com...cle.php?aid=769

here are 4 DIMM slots that support speeds up to 2133 MHz (overclocked) and as high as 1600 MHz officially using the Lynnfield processors. You can also see the lack of clips on the bottom of the DIMM slots - this prevents any interference with longer graphics cards and installing or removing memory modules.

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Just above the memory slots are some manual switches that are meant to both enable and prevent overclocking on the board. In the disabled position, the BIOS will only allow for a certain amount of voltage adjustments on the CPU, DRAM and integrated memory controller. When enabled, the full list of options is available to the end user. " <-------

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or to save Igloo and buy something else for the old machine.

Mr_Smartepants?

I've read an article somewhere (It might have been this one) where that scythe cooler didn't do very well.

See if you can find this coolermaster Hyper212 somewhere local. It's direct-contact heatpipes do VERY well, and it's cheap!

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835103065

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I've read an article somewhere (It might have been this one) where that scythe cooler didn't do very well.

See if you can find this coolermaster Hyper212 somewhere local. It's direct-contact heatpipes do VERY well, and it's cheap!

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835103065

No coolermaster :(

BTW, this is another Scythe cooler called Kabuto. Zipang should be much better.

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Hi again,

since I'm using several VM's on my machine, I need to add some additional memory to my rig. As mentioned in this topic, I'm currently using Corsair XMS3 TR3X6G1600C9, 6GB, DDR3, so 3 modules with 2GB. I would like to add additional 4GB stick to remaining empty slot.

http://www.protis.hr/products/details/memorija-ddr3-1600mhz-4gb-corsair-1x4gb--unbuffered-99924-xms3-cmx4gx3m1a1600c9/40679

Should that be OK, since I'll have one 4GB stick with three 2GB sticks. AFAIK, this should work without issues, but I wanted to double check.

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What about this one, is this memory weaker than I currently have because of high latency.

http://www.protis.hr/products/details/memorija-ddr3-1600mhz-8gbg-corsair--2x4gb-xms3--cmx8gx3m2a1600c9/39552

Corsair 8GB, 2x4GB, 1600MHz DDR3, XMS3-1600, DDR3 SDRAM, Unbuffered, 9-19-9-27, XMS3 with Classic Heat Spreader - Core i3, i5 and i7 Dual Channel DDR3

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