Another question about the 4870 in the cooling loop...?? I bet its only a matter of time...
Please post pics, if possible. Glad we could help...community effort.
Not sure yet on connecting the 4870...I bought the Powercolor 1gb OC'd card (800/3700) and it does run much cooler that the reference models. The reason behind switching from the nVidia 8800 was that with the x38 board I can xfire 2 of the cards. So for xmas I will get a second card for my ultimate buildout. I won't be able to watercool 2 of the cards (not with the Feser 240 rad, I would have to get a 360 rad) But with the CPU, NB and SB all watercooled, I turned the case fans all on the RAM and videocard.
thanks again everyone, I'm very happy so far.
2 of those cards + your current setup...I would suggest just a second radiator all together.
Good work man. Thanks for posting your results. Put up some pics if you took any.
So I ran 3dmark06 since the rebuild...and I'm very pleased.
old score: 13,007 new: 17,343
CPU Temp registered that no core got above 32 C!
17343 impressive. I wish i could fix my GX2
Anyways....what vcore u running ur nbridge and cpu at? Try pushing it further ?
I have the vcore set to 1.2v...The Maximus Extreme seems to be off for CPU and NB voltages. On auto, the CPU volts were fluctuating from 0.98 to 1.1v. When I oc'd to 3.6, it started to stick on boot screens...So I bumped CPU v to 1.2, and NB to 1.4. This weekend I also installed Vista 64bit. I'll push the cpu to 4.0GHz and re-run 3DMark06. I need more ram though...I'm only running 2gb.
2 GB on that rig!?!?!??! :O
What lol get 4 Asap especially with Vista
next on the list...4gb more for a total of 6gb...and a second 4870 1gb videocard...but that's christmas...
why bother with 6 gig? just get another two to make 4...