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Old 08-10-2007, 03:12 PM   #11 (permalink)
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lol...Phenom are the new processors from AMD, coming out in a few months. There will be the dual core Phenom X2, and the quad core Phenom X4. And they are backwards compatible with your motherboard.
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lol...Phenom are the new processors from AMD, coming out in a few months. There will be the dual core Phenom X2, and the quad core Phenom X4. And they are backwards compatible with your motherboard.
The backwards compatible part is such a HUGE advantage for AMD. People will be so much more likely to buy it when they dont have to get a new motherboard which could mean new RAM and blah blah blah money money money. AMD is really gonna get a jump from this.
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Take for instance my Asus P4C800-E Deluxe it is limited at the first revision of Sata which is limited at 150 so yea I would need to leave the jumper on for 150 operation so it would detect it.
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lol...Phenom are the new processors from AMD, coming out in a few months. There will be the dual core Phenom X2, and the quad core Phenom X4. And they are backwards compatible with your motherboard.
I always welcome good news...thanks. I'll wait and see what you guys around here have to say about it's performance once it's out and running....and we'll see from there.
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Ok...life update: DVDRW is in, as is the HD.

CPU question, I've installed it but just as I went to apply the paste I noticed that the CPU arctic 64 cooler comes with a thin layer of paste already on it....is it recommended that I add my paste to the mix? leave it how it is without paste? or remove the manufacturer paste and add the AS5 instead?

[edit]Question 2: the power connectors on case fans for the antec 900 have both female and male ends to them...can they be connected in series (to each other) or must I use a separate supply connection from the PSU for each? There are plenty of connections on the PSU but it would make the case a lot cleaner if I can link them all to each other and then use only one supply.[/edit]
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Just use the thermal pad, that's already on the heatsink. It's the MX-1 pad, and that's better than the AS5 paste.

You can link case fans together, but not too much. 2-3 linked together, is good enough. I never link more than 2 together in the same chain.
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Live update:

Ok...trucking on, ended up using the AS5 paste as after finally getting the fan and heatsink on i realized the RAM needed to go in first, freezer 64 is too big to get the RAM in under after being installed...my first mistake (that i know of)

Anyways, cleaned the paste off and started over after getting the RAM in and all looks good now.

Next step is the video card, wish me luck....

Question: the 1394 connector comes straight down out of the top of the case and therefore stretches relatively tight across the board...are there extensions for such cables? I can work around it, is just an eyesore. I have a bunch of cable management questions for later :P
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wow, nice build man, yeah i expect that cable looks nasty, have you tried browsing newegg for extension cables? im not sure if they do exist, if not then you could consider sleeving it
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Looks especially ugly now that I have the video card in, is so tight is almost a strap holding the card in.
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could you sleeve it?
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