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Old 12-15-2011, 11:17 AM   #51 (permalink)
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edit: Nvm, got it working. The thought "Static Shock" was going through my mind the whooole time. Screw it, next time I'm not gonna risk it and im gonna buy a shock wrist band grounding thing.
whats the easiest way to ground yourself, im not bothering with buying the wrist band. and whats the best surface to put my pc together?
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Touch the outer casing of your PSU. (And don't wear wool socks :P)
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:22 AM   #53 (permalink)
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ok thanks, im probably going to put my pc together in my conservatory so i will be using wood as my surface and theres tiles on the floor, that's fine isnt it?
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Yeah, I do it in my room, which is carpeted. I just try to not move too much.
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Old 12-20-2011, 02:17 PM   #56 (permalink)
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Pictures ftw! ~~~ I will be uploading them slowly, (I really want to know of a batch picture uploader :/)


Ripjaws your great and all, but jeez sometimes your jaws are pretty darn scary for big coolers.








Now off to OC this baby to 3.6, I'll report back in a few minutes. And btw there's a nice small difference in speeds with opening programs from 4GB Ram --> 8GB Ram, I noticed I can open a game, chrome, and skype, within ~20 seconds of the computer starting, that would take near a minute or so on the 4GB ram, just though I'd share.

edit: Success! It's running at 3.6 atm, running prime95 for stabability. Although, I have 1 problem, in my computer on system properties it still reflects 2.8, is that normal? CPU-ID and HW Monitor etc.. and Prime are reporting 3.6.
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in my computer on system properties it still reflects 2.8, is that normal?
AFAIK, system properties will always show the stock clock.

Grats on 3.6GHz
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Thanks, I can push it to 4.0 with this cooler (seen it personally) but seeing as it's fine where it is I'm fine. I noticed a ~15 fps boost in crowded areas in games.

Thanks to all you guys again on the tech forums!
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Woohoo!
Congrats, and nice pictures
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but seriously, looks like things are going well. get some zip ties and get all those wires behind things and into corners and not just hanging around.
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