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Old August 4, 2008, 05:58 PM
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Default 2nd new build this month

After finishing my son's rig, my daughter has her birthday coming up.
So I recycled the cpu, ram from my son's old rig and the case and psu from her's.
I purchased a Asus P5K SE mobo, a eVGA 8800GT from the NCIX xmas in July sale and a 320GB WD hdd for 50$ from oemexpress.

System specs:
CPU: Intel E4300 1.8Ghz @ 3Ghz 333 FSB, cooler Zalman 9500AT
Mobo: Asus P5K SE
Video card: eVGA 8800GT 512MB dual slot model
Memory: Corsair value ram 2 x 1GB DDR2 667
HDD: WD 320GB Sata2
PSU: OCZ PowerSteam 420 watt
OS: Vista Ultimate 64bit

This 200 fsb e4300 cpu was runnig at 266 on a 4CoreDualVSTA but on the Asus P5K SE a very easy 333 FSB @ 3Ghz was reached.

This mobo has the worst placement for an IDE connector I have ever seen.
Cable management is not easy on this mobo ...

I used the nvidia 177.79 drivers and the fan on the 8800GT seems to be running at 30%.
How do you adjust the fan speed on these cards ?

Here is a pic ...
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Old August 4, 2008, 06:17 PM
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You can use rivatuner to tweak your fan speeds. See RivaTuner for details.

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Old August 5, 2008, 01:53 AM
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I'll look into rivatuner ... thanks.

My e4300 @ 3Ghz (333 fsb) got a max temp of 62C running occt and 57C running 3DMark Vantage. Used AS5 to install the Zalman as well.

I was concerned about using the OCZ Powerstream 420 but all seems well.
I noticed that the max output specs on this psu were better than the 500 watt Xconnect I had, so I decided to go with the PowerStream.

I used two rear 80mm fans and one 80mm in front, I might connect the side fan instead of the front to see if that helps temps.
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