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October 28, 2006 2:46:35 PM

Hello everyone this is my first post here, so here it goes:
i recently placed an order for :
Abit AB9 motherboard
C2D E6400
2x512 mb ddr2 800 mhz (Geil)
Gainward 7950 GT 580/1500

will all of these fit? as i have heard, there are some compatibility issues regarding the ab9 and some 800mhz memory modules....and the release of a new bios version....but i`m not quite sure if i got it straight.

thank you all in advance!

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October 29, 2006 12:41:20 PM

yes, i want to overclock it, though i`ll run in for a couple of days stock, just to see how it performs, check the temperatures, and if i find it stable enough i plan to overclock. It has been said on this website that the processor will overclock to about 3.0 ghz stable with the boxed cooler.
I bought it primarily for overclock, otherwise my choice would be the E6600.
I will use this rig for gaming and photoshop.

thanks for your reply!
*edit

my actual rig is :
amd athlon xp 2400+
gigabyte GA7L nforce2 chipset
geforce fx 5200
2x80gb WD
creative audigy
LOL
October 29, 2006 1:27:38 PM

667 with 4-4-4-12 timings. Spare for the Crucial tenth anniversary modules if you can because those are higher quality chips (should reach 500Mhz CL5 2.2v). And get 1GB sticks, they OC easier and dual-channel's performance increase is only detected by benchmarking it anyways.
The AB9 series "stick" at 400Mhz, get the Gigabyte DS3 or S3 (P965) instead.
Try luck for the eVGA 7900GTO, same core speed and cooler as the 7900GTX.
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October 30, 2006 12:32:23 PM

the stock coooler will do though to around 3ghz odd, alothough yeh it would be a good dea to invest a few dollars for a AC freezer 7 pro etc, nothing too expensive though if you want to save money :p 
October 31, 2006 1:34:49 PM

Or any decent 3rd party CPU cooler
October 31, 2006 1:38:20 PM

yeah true any *good* after market hsf will do....

Ac freezer 7 pro was off the top of my head ... hmmmm ah ha look at wusys core 2 duo guide and see the hsf's he reccomends.... and i had to no work it was all done for me :) 
October 31, 2006 7:52:59 PM

The stock cooling is sufficient to achieve at least 3GHz on E6300, and I predict it should be fine for E6400 to achieve 3.2GHz and above? I'm running on stock HSF, but my casing has a couple of fans to promote air ventilation.
October 31, 2006 8:27:46 PM

around 3ghz odd, though it is difficult to tell due to the vcore used by different processors and different components (eg case cooling as you pointed out wiz83) :) 
October 31, 2006 10:12:05 PM

the case i got is a Thermaltake Armor jr.
its quite good for cooling, i read a few reviews before buying it, so it should do the work. :) 
i will overclock it in small steps......and check the temperatures and stability after every overclock.
October 31, 2006 11:13:30 PM

In fact, most of the E6300 overclockers hit at least 3GHz on stock HSF. There are many articles around the internet, and there's even a statistic thing conducted at HardOCP.
November 1, 2006 4:52:31 AM

Quote:
the case i got is a Thermaltake Armor jr.

Hope youll get a Raptor X down the road!

The method youre choosing, even that time consuming, is the best if youre having trouble and you extract up to the last Mhz.
November 1, 2006 2:32:16 PM

Quote:
Hope youll get a Raptor X down the road!


.oO nice spinning disc Oo.... :tongue:
November 1, 2006 5:20:54 PM

tomshardware is for OCing n00bs...
November 2, 2006 11:25:38 AM

:)  but then, we're all on tomshardware.com's domain ... :p 
are we all noob? or am I the only noob around? :p 
November 3, 2006 10:16:00 AM

Their articles are for n00bs, and were on our own territory (just snagging some bandwith from their servers hehe)
But you paired them up with a E6300 on stock, so now you should ask yourself, whos better?
November 3, 2006 10:43:50 AM

I love the stealing/hijacking bandwidth part ...
Maybe one day we should just spam the crap out out thg, do a DoS attack ... :p 
Let's hope I don't get in trouble for saying this :p 

Btw, this is my 101th post. :p 

Here comes my Larry Laffer avatar ...
November 3, 2006 10:44:58 AM

I have an Ab9-Pro as well as following the Abit forums and have not seen any issues with your Ram. To make sure though upgrade to bios 1.4 or 1.5.

I found v1.5 a big improvement but a few people had problems and went back to v1.4.

The rest should be fine I doubt 3Ghz will present a problem. Just make sure you get the heatsink install right. If you want a recommendation for a cooler the Sythe Mine works well for me at 3.55ghz on an E6600.
November 3, 2006 12:40:30 PM

I just realized you said you already placed the order for the parts so any recommendations is pointless.

Is it possible for you to cancel the order? There's been some good advice on getting different equipment.

Btw, do you already have a case, PSU, and hard drive?

If you can return anything without a restocking charge, return the 7950GT. Don't know how much you paid for it but the cheapest I've seen that card is $265 and for $35 more you could of bought the 7900GTX at zipzoomfly after MIR.
November 3, 2006 12:51:55 PM

hello!

first of all i want to thank everyone arround here who gave advices
my order came.....i would have wanted a 7900 gtx or gto, but i am from Romania, my 7950 is about 300 usd.....and the gtx and gto about 450.....
quite a lot.
i installed it last night.......i had an issue with the bios version, i flashed it and now it runs okay.
i installed a couple of games, which ran perfectly.....like i never seen before....
:) 
by the way my core2duo runs at 32C idle and 45 during gaming....so i guess its okay.
the video card runs very cool.......i checked from time to time.....but i guess thats because of the proprietary cooler gainward used, not the stock nvidia one.
November 3, 2006 12:54:18 PM

On that note. Nice system. Enjoy.
November 3, 2006 2:47:59 PM

Let the dust settle down for a few days. Then we want to see somce OCing results! :twisted:
November 4, 2006 12:15:02 PM

Quote:

Maybe one day we should just spam the crap out out thg, do a DoS attack ... :p 

Its been already done.

LMAO ... wanna do it again?
November 4, 2006 1:01:20 PM

It's no fun if its on purpose from the beginning.
November 5, 2006 7:10:02 AM

LOL ... so why did they even started it ?
When I clicked on "SHOW ALL" and the page showed up screwed up ...
November 5, 2006 9:49:11 AM

Quote:
LOL ... so why did they even started it ?
When I clicked on "SHOW ALL" and the page showed up screwed up ...

LMFAO
The msg2 set the sparkle. A 'begging for it' thread.
November 5, 2006 2:37:26 PM

Quote:
LOL ... so why did they even started it ?
When I clicked on "SHOW ALL" and the page showed up screwed up ...

LMFAO
The msg2 set the sparkle. A 'begging for it' thread.

Let's do it to this thread ... from now on, quote everything ...
November 6, 2006 1:41:36 AM

Quote:
LOL ... so why did they even started it ?
When I clicked on "SHOW ALL" and the page showed up screwed up ...

LMFAO
The msg2 set the sparkle. A 'begging for it' thread.

Let's do it to this thread ... from now on, quote everything ...
Nah, I dont feel like it.
November 6, 2006 5:21:03 PM

Quote:
LOL ... so why did they even started it ?
When I clicked on "SHOW ALL" and the page showed up screwed up ...

LMFAO
The msg2 set the sparkle. A 'begging for it' thread.

Let's do it to this thread ... from now on, quote everything ...
Nah, I dont feel like it.

Why not?
November 7, 2006 12:54:14 AM

Quote:
LOL ... so why did they even started it ?
When I clicked on "SHOW ALL" and the page showed up screwed up ...

LMFAO
The msg2 set the sparkle. A 'begging for it' thread.

Let's do it to this thread ... from now on, quote everything ...
Nah, I dont feel like it.

Why not?
Seems kinda stupid, even that the post count will increase.
November 8, 2006 2:59:29 AM

Quote:
LOL ... so why did they even started it ?
When I clicked on "SHOW ALL" and the page showed up screwed up ...

LMFAO
The msg2 set the sparkle. A 'begging for it' thread.

Let's do it to this thread ... from now on, quote everything ...
Nah, I dont feel like it.

Why not?
Seems kinda stupid, even that the post count will increase.

Mama says, stupid is as stupid does ...
November 8, 2006 12:10:29 PM

Quote:
667 with 4-4-4-12 timings. Spare for the Crucial tenth anniversary modules if you can because those are higher quality chips (should reach 500Mhz CL5 2.2v). And get 1GB sticks, they OC easier and dual-channel's performance increase is only detected by benchmarking it anyways.
The AB9 series "stick" at 400Mhz, get the Gigabyte DS3 or S3 (P965) instead.
Try luck for the eVGA 7900GTO, same core speed and cooler as the 7900GTX.



Hey, I bought that mobo as well, seeing as its here right now, should I take the 15% restock fee and get a different one or what? I have 2 sticks of 1gb patriot extreme performance ddr2 800 with the 4-4-4-12 timings.

Suggestions?
November 9, 2006 2:46:54 AM

Update the BIOS to the newest revision and try to get 450Mhz FSB, if you can, keep it. This problems seems to be solved at times with the newest BIOS.
November 10, 2006 12:44:58 PM

Quote:
Update the BIOS to the newest revision and try to get 450Mhz FSB, if you can, keep it. This problems seems to be solved at times with the newest BIOS.


So, Dario, what happened to the "QUOTED" replies?
November 10, 2006 5:45:58 PM

You can do it all by yourself, quote self and reply self. C'mon ill be fun!
November 11, 2006 7:25:30 AM

Quote:
You can do it all by yourself, quote self and reply self. C'mon ill be fun!


:cry:  :cry:  :cry: 
NOOOOOOO
:cry:  :cry:  :cry: 
!