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Old 5th January, 2007, 12:06 PM
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hey, thanks for the tip man.

When you are talking about 6 phase card, are you talking about the k8 DPS card above the CPU. If you are, i have a copper heatsink that hangs about halfway into my cpu airflow. Its connected with heatpipes.

Regarding the ram, i am thinking of upgrading to some corsair twinx pc3200 ( latency 2-3-3-6) Im also thinking of a new ASUS A8N32 SLI Deluxe. Possibly.

And regarding the case airflow, i have two 120mm fans, one at the front and one at the rear. there is not much airflow from the front one, as the air has to go through a filter and then a HDD rack, but the rear fan pushes quite alot through. Having a honeycombed side panel helps as well.
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Yep I mean the DPS card. Mine came with a stupid 20mm high pitched screaming fan.

That Asus will give a slight boost to your graphics.

But instead of purchasing a new board, you could overclock your components to get that performance, and more. Then save your money for a new rig.

Even with the stock coolers, you should be able to get a reasonable boost without overheating.

The reason the gigayte doesn't seem to overclock well is that its so damm picky about it. Maybe email them and ask if they have any preferred brands for their boards before you buy the RAM. Also the board ever so slightly overvolts the core (about 0.2V) and about the same value undervolts the RAM.

If you choose to overclock, make sure you have better than stock cooling on that northbridge, it gets warm fast - especially sitting under the edge of your graphics card.
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The main reason i might get another MoBo is because i have alot of spare parts and i could build a new rig with them. they are the leftover parts from when i upgraded and all i need to build a new comp is a MoBo and some ram, so i thought id buy some better stuff for the good rig and use the old parts for a second computer.

would be a 3500+ 2.2ghz with a 6800GT and 450w psu.

Getting back to the original topic, does cool n quiet affect your fps in games?
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Doesn't seem to when I had it enabled. Whenever CPU went over about 5% it increased my clock speed.

Also FPS in games is mostly tied to the GPU.

The main thing it seems to do is cause instabilities in any overclock. Even as little as 2%.
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And regarding the case airflow
My PC is 24/7 outside of case --> Guidemania --> Reference guide --> About cooling
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