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  1. PoiZen

    Cooling / giving up

    I will hook up the Aerogate and see what it reads.
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    Cooling / giving up

    No, my system temps are below 30c, and I'm reading the temps via BIOS. I set the alarm to go off at 70c, and it beeps every day. Guess I'll set it at 80 and forget it. I was reading somewhere yesterday that if the cpu temp is reporting 70c or higher, it woould be hot to the touch, so while it was running I carefully reached in and felt the side of the HS, it was actually just warm, not hot at all. While the BIOS flash did not change the temp reading, I have now concluded the MOB is for some reason misrepresenting the temp.
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    Cooling / giving up

    Here is what is said to describe the DPS feature Dual Power System (DPS) The DPS technology is an ingenious design that gives you a power circuit with a total of 6 phases.In a DPS (Dual Power System) designed motherboard, an additional 3-phase power circuit DPVRM (Dual Power Voltage Regulator Module) daughter card is added on the motherboard. This effectively provides a more durable and stable power circuit to sustain a larger electric current of up to 150A.
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    Cooling / giving up

    Thanks for all the sugestions guys. I have previously tried them all except for the BIOS flash, which I will try now. Anyway, I havnt OC'd the CPU and it seems very stable, even though teh temps read so high. I did get a video heat related malfunction, but I was messing with teh settings a bit. The rig does seem to put out more heat then I'm used to feeling, but I have added an ATI x800, from a Gforce 4, and two 10,000rpm Raptor SATA HD's so I was attributing the extra heat in the case to those. The Motherboard is a Gigabyte K7 Triton, 7nnxp, and I have a 1gig of Dual channel pc3200 Geil. This MOB has a Sister board with fan, which is a dual power feature, providing 6-phase power. In any event i'll update the BIOS and see if just maybe its the problem. If not, I'm wondering if maybe this Gigabyte "Patented Dual Pwer System" that supposedly regulates the power to the board is screwing things up. I'll do a search to see if anyone else is experiencing this situation. Thanks again!
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    Cooling / giving up

    Yeah I know the temps are crazy, it was worse with the OEM temp compound on teh HS, and I had first used the Arctic Siler v4, bought the newest and best AS v5, and it droped about 4c, and like ive said, I changed Case, HS, and fans in an attempt to solve the problem, but no dice. And like I've said, while I've built a couple of dozen systems, I've installed well over 50 processors, so I do know what I am doing in that regard. Also yes I use alcohol, not teh cheap 90% but the good stuff 99%, lol I too have on occasion, wiped off the AS and started over, even if the HS slides just a little during install, I'll stop and redo, Im very particular. And this thing has run this hot after four different installs, even if I did something wrong one time, i wouldnt do it four times, hmmmmm Would I? Maybe I should just secretly switch it out with my Sons 3200, no no id have to live with myself )One more thing, yes I know with AS, less is more, a thin film, no ridges. Its an art form layin down a perfect film.
  6. Hi all, I would appreciate some feedback on teh issue of liquid cooling. I have decided that the only possible way to cool down my rig is via liquid cooling, or throwing away the proc and starting over. I have come to the realization that I just have a very hot running CPU. Its a 3200 Barton, and I have two of them in different boxes, one runs under 50c with my old heatsink, and mine runs at about 69c with my new CM Vortex HS, new case, and the side off. It runs just over 70c with teh side on. Now I didnt buy this new Cav to leave the side off. In any event, I wont be upgrading MOB, and Proc for another year, so I have little choice left. While I have built several dozen systems I have never installed liquid cooling and I woudl appreciate any advice, hints, safty measures you all may have. Thanks!!!!!!
  7. 50-60 is within the recomended operating temps. At least its not 66-69 like mine!
  8. Thought I would post Pics of my new Cav all setup. I painted the front bezels of my floppy, DVD, and Areogate and am busy planning out the eventual case mod.
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    Cav T03

    Ahhhh, that makes sense. The fact it is heavy is to keep the wires on the bottom? Anyway, I've got the rig all "zip-tied" up so I'm not going to use it for now. Hmmm, I'm wondering what a lightly tinted window in the front door would look like, so I can see the Aerogate display. Thanks!
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    Vortex Dream 7

    I have installed the Vortex Dream 7 in my new Cav T03 case and with the Arctic Siler 5, and I'm happy to report it is doing much better, now its peaking at 55c in game instead of 63c ingame, so as long as I'm not OC its ok. I am beginning to believe I just have a hot processor. We upgraded my sons from a 2600+ to the 3200+ Barton over the weekend, and he is running at 42c peak with my old heat sink. So I do not think I can blame this heast sink.
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    Cav T03

    I have completed assembly of my new Cav T03. I decided to keep the case as is, despite blemishes, and despite NewEggs excelant RMA policy. It will all come out in the eventual mod. The case went togeather perfectly, though I can't for the life of me figure out what the heck that steel ring is for, anyone know? It came lose in the bag of stuff, its about 28mm in diameter and reminds me a little of a baring race. As for the case, it is very solid, and is an excellent design. My wife even likes it, and she hates everything. She says, your not going to Mod that are you? Anyway, and most importantly, I've got a 3200+ proc and a Vortex Dream7 HS, along with two 10,000rpm Raptors and an ATI X800 all making noise, and this rig is now the coolest and quietest case I have owned since the old Dell Dimension 550. I can actually hear the HD access sounds. And last but not not least the blue LEDs are way cool. Great product, I would highly recomend to anyone. I could not be more pleased.
  12. I just finished assembly of the 03, the one without the sound pressure device. I did notice that the USB2 and firewire 1394 cables leading to the front connections are imprinted on the cables themselves, or at least the 1394 is, I quit looking once identified. Anyway the USB2 is the one with two cables in one, and the 1394 is a single. Also your motherboard manual should show front sound pinout, at least all of the MOB manuals I have seen have them. Mine went like this, pin1 is microphone in, pin2 is ground, pin3 is open, pin4 is mic power, pin5 is front right speaker, pin6 is rear right speaker, pin7 open, pin8 open, pin9 front left speaker, and pin10 is rear left speaker. Sorry if this doesnt help you, I tried. For me the case went togeather fantastic, I couldnt be happier. GL I just realized you were most likely refering to the power button, power LED, reset button, hard drive LED, and speaker. Unfortunatly just about every motherboard I've seen is different as to pinout. Your motherboard manual will show corespnding pin layout for the different connections. Are you concerned with the + or - wires?
  13. Well maybe this fan added to the Vortex Dream7 will keep my 3200+ Barton cool enough so I can plug my Aerogate II back in without the alarm going off at 55c every two minutes in game.
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    New Cav

    Well I received my new Cav via Newegg yesterday. It truely is a beautifull and sturdy case. I am extremely happy with teh design and construction. Now If I can just send it back and get one Newegg hasnt F'd up. Maybe I'm being picky but I son't expect to get a new case of this calibur with screwdriver scratches, or blemishes. Kind of depressing actually. While I do plan to Mod it I don't know yet what the desing or extent of the mod will be and I don't perticullary want to be forced to refinishing these particular parts of the case. I mean the case truely is beautiful.
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    Mr Miyagi and Bro, thanks for the links. Dont know how I missed the NewEgg and Acu. Anyway the case has been ordered, and without the side window. Yeee haaa. I hope this thing is as sweet in the flesh as it is in the pics! I believe you are all on track with teh PSU evaluation. A good 350W PSU is a whole lot better then a crappy 500W. Its all about continuous performance not peek performance.