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Question: For LinkedKube: Water-cooled final system

Here ya go T, the final product...well probably not

2.2Kw Holodeck 7

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Gigabyte GA-990-FXA-UD7 (rev 1.1)
16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2133 MHz
4 X HD 7970 Quadfire
1x Corsiar AX1200W
2x FSP Group X5 500W =1000W
1XNexXxos XT45mm x 360mm Rads
2 x NexXxos XT45mm x 240mm Rads
1x NexXxos XT45mm x 120mm Rads
3X VPP-655 Pumps
1X Phobya DC-12-400 Pump
Koolance 370 CPU Block
4 x Heatkiller GPU X-3 Waterblocks
Rad Fans: Coolermaster Excalibur
Bitspower & Monsoon Fittings
Primochill Advanced LRT Tubing
Case CoolerMaster Cosmos 2
Heatkiller X-3 Multilink Quad Bridge
BitsPower Z-Multi 250mML Reservoir
Eyefinity 3+1 Extended 5760 x 1080-25" Monitors

I did end up going full parallel on the GPU's They go from idle @ 28c to 36c under load (Heaven 4.0)

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Alright, I am considering water cooling for my PC, but I am extremely uncertain on these things. Where should I get the system? What brand should I get? And also, how stable is water cooling? I know that if I get it, water + electricity = BAD

Answer:Considering Water cooled system

Water Cooling is a very good way to get extreme cooling for your PC whilst minimising noise.

As with alot of things, with water cooling, you tend to get what you pay for, therefore I suggest that you have a decent budget before you look into this option. That said, you can get lucky and find some decent kits that are inexpensive, but obviously, they have their limitations.

As for what brand, Zalman and Vapo Chill are very good.

Finaly your comment about water and electricity. Most water kits can be combined with a non-electricaly conductive solution, similar heat properties to water only without the possability of frying your components if the worst happens.

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My grandson recently purchased a custom non-Dell gaming tower. Since it is pretty pricey I suggested he protect it with an APC UPS (750). Learning this is a water-cooled system I am wondering if there could be any issues with this combination ?

Answer:Water-cooled system question.

There should be no issues.

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I have an air-cooled Freezer 13 on my i5-2500k. But I just wanted to know if the majority is using water cooled these day? Is it much better with water-cooled? Seems like a lot of works for maintenance.

Answer:Are you a water-cooled or air-cooled user?


Some like air and soem like water, I know a few that jump to water to test it out, and while temp figures are good with water as you say it takes some time to perfect and maintain.

Personally I still like Air, but again to perfect good PC cooling it also takes time and some research on products, airflow and cases. I have an i7 920 and use an Coolermaster CM690 with a Zalman 9900CNPS on the CPU and all case fans have been changed to Noctua fans (120mm ones and are very quiet).

With good fan placement and direction of airflow, after 2hrs of PC being on the idle temp of CPU is around 27-29C and this is with the case fans from Noctua only running at <600RPM, could make them run faster and thus cool the PC more but at the expense of some extra noise, so its a balance.

A few folk who use H2O will likely pop into your thread and you may see a few threads already on water in the forums.

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Can anyone advise me here, I have an Alienware desktop that i've started to upgrade,
I've installed a pair of 8800 ultras and a QX6800 Extreme cpu . The pc's about 11 months old and came with it's own water cooling for it's original duo x6800, i'm trying to put some mild over clocking in place but my cpu temps are too high ,idle in the bios show 70c with standard settings ie no over clock . The rad doesn't feel hot at all , I'm not sure how critical the heat paste is as I didn't have a lot spare when I changed the cpu's over, I've heard this type of cpu is supposed to be a good over clocker even just with air cooling.
Any ideas anyone?.

Thanks Adrian.

Answer:Water Cooled and still very hot?

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Question: Water Cooled??

Ok, I know alot of you... most of you... do not really like the idea of water cooling--at least from what I've read. And quite frankly it sounds pretty iffy to me, I mean, water and electronics??
But suppose, hypothetically speaking of course, that I wanted to water cool this new computer I'm building...what exactly will I need? Do I need a special case for the sizing requirements? What equipment will I need to accomplish this? And most importantly what steps can I take (other than not using it ) to keep from frying my system due to a water leakage?


Answer:Water Cooled??

Here is a site that has some different setups.

I don't really know anything about the water cooling systems. How much cooler do they make the cpu than a good heatsink and fan? Like you said also about leaks, how good are they, how long will they last. It sounds like they could be more problem than good.

I know there are people on here that have them and they could probably tell you how theirs have been.

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It's not the first time we see a watercooled Xbox 360: x-scene forum moderator Xboxexpert made one and we've also seen one from But unlike to the 2 previous one, this one is fully internal ... it's all inside the Xbox 360 case.
The hardware mod features:
* Both CPU (Zern GPU block) and GPU (Koolance GPU-180-H06 block) watercooled with internal Tank-o-Matic mini reservoir, 12v thermaltake pump and DD fill port on the plexi window.

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I just finished installing water coolers ( a Coolermaster Aquagate) to my SLI system, on the 8800GT's. It want a "want it" mod, I was having probs with overheating, and geting major artifacting. It seems to have solved the problem quite well
Question is, on the original cooler system, yje memory chips were also receiving heat sink cooling from the original cooler. Now, I have 2x 120mm fans blowing directly over the cards, and a 140 floor mounted fan blowing onto them, will this be enough to keep them cool or do I need to look at instaling some additional heat sinks? No problems after a 12 hour run, but I would prefer to be safe. Any ideas?

Answer:Water cooled 8800GT

I doubt you would have to worry about adding additional heat sinks, sounds like you have it cooled from every angle as it stands, I have the 8800 GTS in a dell e521 it&#8217;s a compact case, and I just added one additional fan. It's been running for almost 3 months now and I have had no issues even playing Crysis.

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Question: water cooled cases

Building a new comp in the near future, thinking about water cooling...what companies make water cooled cases? The only one that I have seen is the Koolance one that has the big Antec-looking case (that I like the look of very much...). Also, do these systems really keep your comp much cooler? I'll probably be going with an athlon 64 3200 and I want a cool system without a bunch of noise. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:water cooled cases

Yes, I have only seen Koolance water cooled cases, I am assuming there is other companies, but Koolance is the main manufacturer of water cooled cases.

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Could anyone explain how a water cooled computer works?

Does it work like a car engine? water running through the whole computer? How is it possible?

I don't get it. Thanks.

Answer:water cooled computer?

You get heat conductive plates and attach them to the componants your cooling - then attach pipes and a pump. The water is moved past the heat plates and moves the heat with it. It usually ends up in a cooling tank after this. Then it goes aorund again.

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Sent my pc in for an upgrade from an AMD fx8320 to an Intel I7 7700k (Also upgraded the board to an Asus Maximus Viii).
I currently also have a corsair H80Vi water cooler on the old cpu. After a conversation with the guy he said you don't want a crappy water cooler, you need it to be air cooled so much more reliable and less likely to go wrong.
I always had in my head that water cooling was the way to go and that is why i spent alot of money on the h80v2.
Is there any logic behind what this guy said? Or should I put my water cooler back on my I7 and take the block air cooler off??

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Hi there, I have a Carillon Audio P.C which is solely used for recording. The problem I have is noise from my P.C is being picked up by my microphones. I have a 3.2 GHZ P4 CPU which is cooled by a Zalman Cooler. The CPU fan is running at around 3200 rpm, is this a good speed? My CPU temp goes as high as 60 0c. This doesnt seem to high but would i notice an increase in performance if it were cooler? I have no case fans at present. My PSU is Carillon made and very quiet indeed. Would water cooling my CPU be a good option? Is water cooling very quiet as the noise of my P.C is the most important thing to me, but I also need high performance beacause of demanding performance. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Answer:Low noise for recording -considering water cooled-is my CPU fan o.k?

3200RPM is good/normal speed for Zalman CPU cooler fan.
60C is high side of normal for a P4 underload, you will NOT notice performance improvement if it was lower. The only time performance falls off is if the CPU gets so hot it slows the clock frequency down automatically to prevent overheating. Your temps are nowhere near high enough for that to happen.

Water cooling can be quieter, but I guess it depends on the make/model you buy. They also can have a fan to cool the water and this is external of the PC usually setting near/beside the PC. These fans don't have to spin so fast as HSF (Zalman) so are generally quieter.

Wait for a few others here to post/recommend a good brand, I'm not in the know on that topic.


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Hi there, I have a self built water cooled pc that's been running for 8years. PC recently developed a problem of not being able to boot. Pc will post and try to boot but not complete. looks like a cooling issue. ideally i don't want to fault find the cooling loop as i suspect the pump is ko'd. All i need is to retreive the log in details for a website. os is xp home, ie8 installed. website set up with temp details ie 10 min mail address, so can't resend password or reset. I'm looking to decrypt password store for ie 8 or somehow virtualize the whole xp system and run under windows 7. Any help will be greatly welcomed.

Answer:Water-cooled PC dies finally

<<I'm looking to decrypt password store for ie 8 or somehow virtualize the whole xp system and run under windows 7.>>I'm not sure what you mean by these words.IE8 is the browser...not sure what password store you are talking about. IE 8 has an autocomplete feature...but I have always thought that website passwords are part of the data that is maintained in respective cookies for websites. I don't use the browser autocomplete function.But...take a look at the data under Passwords at .I know nothing about virtualization, but if you mean that you want to re-establish XP as a virtual install on a Win 7 system...that topic can probably be best explored in the Win 7 forum.You may want to review some of These Links.Louis

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Koolance came out with some cases, I'm wondering if anyone has ever tried them out. They look awesome, pretty much an AC set for your comp. Check it out.

This is the one I am interested in:

If anyone has any line of the Koolance liquid cooled cases, please tell me about em. If you are planning to buy one, tell us how it is!

Answer:Koolance Water Cooled Cases

Water is a nice way to go. I prefer the prebuilt water cases because they're easier and I wouldn't really trust my own work to stay watertight. I researched Koolance over a year ago but decided on the Swiftech Q-Power case instead. The Koolance is also a nice choice.

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Ok guys, I was considering this build for a budget Water Cooled System, but didnt know if I should go with Intel or AMD for the Processor. Take a look at this build for me and let me know which config, in your opinion, whould you go with.

I used for this build, becuase I know they are great with quality and speed. Keep in mind that I know there are many better components out there, but I'm trying to keep it around $1,000. Thanks

~~~Intel Build~~~

Titan Water case TWC-A88 Silver Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $219.49
Rosewill RD450-2-DB ATX V2.2 450W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, CSA, TUV, FCC - Retail $36.99
ASUS P5NSLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI Intel Edition ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $98.99
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail $313.00
EVGA 512-P2-N635-AR Geforce 7950GT KO 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail $249.99 ($234.99 after $15.00 Mail-In Rebate)
OCZ S.O.E 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5400) Desktop Memory - Retail $83.99

Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3120811AS 120GB ... Read more

Answer:Advice on Budget Water Cooled Gamer

comments? please?

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Runs at 600MHz with its 1GB of DDR 3 memory clocked to 700MHz (1.4GHz effective).

That compares with EVGA's now-shipping e-GeForce 7950 GX2 'Superclocked' card, which clocks the GPU to 550MHz and the memory to 700MHz (1.4GHz effective).

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Basically iv had this rig for quite a while now (4-5 months), and i put it away during exams, but then i bought it back down and cleared the dust with a really strong fan, so there is like no dust in it, but my even with the water system its idling at around 60 degrees! before it was around 45, and yes everything is in properly, any suggestions on maintainence of the water system? Its a Thermaltake Bigwater 530i and on games its going to around 70-75! Any Suggestions? Thanks!

Answer:8800GTX Water Cooled 60 Degrees Idling? Any ideas?

Is your pump working?

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Many in the PC gaming world are turning their attention to AMD's upcoming Radeon R9 300 series launch and specifically, the R9 390X. According to the latest scuttlebutt, this card will ship with two different SKUs - an air-cooled version...

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Answer:AMD Radeon R9 390X variant will come water-cooled with High Bandwidth Memory

Having to resort to water cooling just to be on par with nvidia what a joke
amd with their hot running primitive brute force gpus

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Hey guys,
Anyone know if theres any reason I couldn't run dual TMJK2 in my Dell T5600?
Its designed for the T7910  which is sock LGA2011 v3 versus standard LGA2011 on the T5600 
I'm running dual E5-2687's which are running hot on the stock heatsinks. The processes I'm running have the CPU's under full load for extended periods and the server room is fairly toasty...

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So i have heard that some water cooling systems do need new water in them every 6 months, and i have also heard that some never need to have the water replaced, so i have no idea of what brand/kind of water cooling system i have because it has no branding or anything, i got my computer custom built from ibuypower so it was professionally installed and stuff, so anyway here is a picture of it and maybe you guys can tell what i need to do,

It looks like even if i wanted to replace the water its not built to open up, so yeah can any of you guys tell me what kind it is.
Thanks for reading this~

Answer:Do I need to put new water in my water cooling system?

Your system should of come with some kind of manual from ibuypower. If not I would contact them and find out what they recommend to use to replace the fluid and how often.

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Hi folks,

I recently built my first PC and am now in the process of improving 1 or 2 bits.
So far, all I got is a new graphics card, next on the list is a new cpu cooler so I can overclock.
I have never used liquid cooling before but I like the idea of no (or barely audible) noise.
I've got about 45 to spend on a cooler, could maybe stretch a bit more for the right one.
I have found 1 liquid and 1 air cooler that I could go with but I would like some advice before buying either of them.

The liquid cooler is -

And the Air cooler is -

But I am open to suggestions for other coolers. My PC spec is filled in so take a look, and bear in mind the upgrades I've got planned.
Will any of these be good enough for my pc when all upgrades have been applied ?

Answer:Air Cooled or Liquid Cooled ?

You mentioned in another thread that you plan to over-clock it to 4.5 GHz, so I think you need water cooling for that.

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I am trying to install a Thermal Take water cooling system to my Gibabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI motherboard and according to the manual for the cooling system, it says that i need to unscrew the black piece where the cpu heatsink would go to install the waterblock.

When i went to unscrew it, there were no screws, instead there were white clamps and I have no idea on how to take them out. Anyone have an idea on how to remove the clamps so i can install the cooling system?

Answer:Water Cooling System

This is the best image of your board I could find (attachment or URL). I guess the 2 white circle are the "clamps" you are describing??? nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

Do you have a better close up?

Can you describe the mechanism in more detail?

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In American currency, could I get one for like 50$? Are they dangerous? Like could they get your rig wet and ruin your hardware? I live in Arizona and I am tired of these noisy fans. Also my computer heats my room up a bunch which sucks when its 115 f outside. Would a water cooling system make my computer put out less heat? How about one of these?

My specs are in my system specs, btw my video card seems to put out a ton of heat as well.

Answer:How much would a water cooling system for my CPU run me?

Would a water cooling system make my computer put out less heat?Click to expand...

Never used water cooling, but I would say no. Most water cooling system removes more heat from the CPU or GPU then air cooling, so your system will probably put out more heat.

I read somewhere that because Peltier cooler can become really cold than it causes condensation problem. But that's better left for someone w/ experience to answer.

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All of my hardware is listed in the comment below
I need a decent water cooling system to cool/overclock my CPU, northbridge chipset and my Video Card, what is a good kit that can sufficiently pump/radiate the water needed to power this setup? will i need to buy seperate water blocks for any of the components? if a non-kit setup would be better/cheaper than buying the radiator, reservoir, pump, etc. all in one kit what would you suggest i get? i have around a 300 dollar budget. Thanks in advance for any suggestions and help.

Answer:Looking for a water cooling system for the following..

anyone? **bump*

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Hello all

What i want to know is this. I have the Thermaltake with the liquid cooling system that came with it. Right now i have only the CPU water block which works great. What i want to know is, if i want to include the video card in the liquid cooling system how do i do that?

I know i need to buy the GPU block and all but what i mean is, do i need another radiator or anything? or do i just cut the tubes and place the block in the middle?

And also how do i empty the liquid in the LCS without any damage?
and btw, can anyone suggest a good or preferred water block for ATI x1900 XTX?

Answer:Need some help with water cooling system


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I've just started learning about computers. I was just wondering, is it really worth it to learn to install a water cooling system? Better to stick with fans?

I just wanted people's opinion about this.

Answer:Water Cooling System, Is it worth it?

If you want high overclocking, then it would be worthwhile. With good normal coolers like the xp90/120 and the zalman 7000 series, though it makes more sense to me to not use water. The downside to water is that you have to top it off and if you forget and let it run out, it's not good, and also, you can have leaks, and electronics don't like water.

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Hey everyone, I did a search but didn't find a good answer to this. I just want to know if the Evercool EC-WC-202 can cool a pentium 2.8ghz and an ATI Radeon 9600XT well. I'm not looking to overclock anything - I just want to know if this kit can keep my system cool. Here's the link. If anyone knows of a better kit that is not much more than this one, PLEASE recommend it. Thanks!

Answer:can Evercool EC-WC-202 Water system cool this

Waste of money,A good after market heatsink can cool better than that thing

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Many of you don't get over to the Do it Yourself Forum so I posted here so some of you would check it out. I am pretty proud of it given the rank amatuer I am at hardware!

Answer:Check out my water cooling system!

Nice work. I would like to see the cables tidied up a bit but nice job all around.

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my current comp setup is overheating like no other. i got a P4 2.8Ghz w/ HT, and the overheating is most likely to do with the fact that my room sits above the house's water heater. the heatsink is fine, ThermalTake Volcano (worked good on previous comp), and i have set a fan in front of the comp (left the side of the case open), and the temp is steady at about 109F (ya that's bad).

basically i want your opinions on which of the following products i should get. my requirements is that i want to water cool my cpu, vidcard, and possibly harddrive. My current case is a ThermalTake Xaser III, so there's plenty of room.

Corsair Xtreme Water Cooling System
ThermalTake Aquarius III

If i get either of those, how would I get my vidcard to get cooled as well?

Answer:Opinions on water cooling system.

If you going to water cool, and want the best performance, you should start from scratch and build your own kit.

This way you can customize the waterblocks, to fit you needs.

If you do get a kit, you can buy a water block for the GPU, and some extra tubing. Make sure your pump can handle a little more.

Me IMO would never water cool. It does great things with the heat, but there is allways the risk of a break, or a leak...then your screwed.

If you have your eyes set on watercooling, talk with some of the people here. They can lead you down the correct path, and tell you what to look out for.


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Asetek WaterChill
CPU/VGA/Chipset Power
Water Cooling Kit
KT12A-L30 [115V/1/2']

Recently bought this, and just wondering if anyone had tips on obvious mistakes that most people make with their first water-cooling system... i havent decided whether or not to buy a non-conductive solution to run it with, is it worth it? also, i have a half-way crazy idea to buy a peltier cooler and attach it somewhere near the radiator to cool down the water, right before it reaches the cpu... is this a good idea? i am thinking of having a flat hollow aluminum plate made to attach the peltier cooler to, and pumping the water through it... any ideas?

thank you very much in advance everyone...

Answer:Peltier-water cooling system

Your pelt idea isn't a good one, trust me, when I was first looking into water cooling I was thinking of the same thing

It will require a seperate power supply with a lot of juice assuming you'd want to effectively cool down the water which takes atleast a 100w or more peltier....not to mention they suck electricity like beasts so as far as cost of electricity bill goes it wouldn't be worth it.

If you really wanted to use a pelt you'd be best off making it part of the CPU, and liquid cooling the hot side with your kit and using a copper plate as the 'cold plate' to make contact to the CPU and the cold side of the pelt....of course you'd need lots of neoprene and dielectric grease to prevent condensation, overall it's not worth it.

as far as nonconductive solution goes, I'd suggest getting the MCP-5 stuff or -40 from, don't mess with fluidXP which is more expensive and doesn't work as well.

Distilled water won't conduct electricity though either, sooo really all you need is distilled water with a 5-10% mixture of zerex to kill bacteria and prevent corrosion (this is assuming you're using all copper and brass in the loop....adding aluminum is a BAD idea and will cause tons of problems)

Chipset cooling will kill flow BTW....they really aren't worth it.

Just leak test and things like that, make sure you got good seals, and have zipties to hold the tubing on and you'll be OK

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I want to purchase a water cooling system for my P4 540. I dont want to send a crap load of money and i dont want to build it myself because i dont have the tools here at college :|. I am not sure where to look for this and what brands are good and what are bad. I have a SOCKET 775 cpu and i have 4 5.25 inch bays free and a 80mm hole i drilled in the back of my case (that was a b*tch) any suggestions about what system to buy thats not to exepensive?


Answer:wanting water cooling system

Thermaltake's Bigwater kit is good... Coolermasters AquaGate is good... Corsairs COOL Water coolign kit... Zalman Reserator 1 water cooling kit... Vantec STG-100 All-In-One Water Cooling Kit... Kingwin AquaStar water cooling kit... Thermaltake's Rocket... Corsair HydroCool200EX Water Cooling System...

All of those are good kits. OR you could go with a new heatsink and fan such as Thermaltake's Typhoon!

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Question: Near final system

- AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice Socket 939
- ABIT AN8-V Socket 939 Motherboard
- 1GB (2 x 512MB) DDR 400 (PC 3200)
- 80GB SATA 7200rpm Harddrive
- ABIT RX700-LE GURU Radeon X700 256MB Card
- FREE 17'inch CRT Monitor (Man. 1998)


I know everyone will say that I should get a 6600gt but this card should be good enough to run new games right? Other than that, should I let my builder overclock or should I have it stock. I highly doubt I would oc it myself. I would also need additional cooling equipment.

Answer:Near final system

well the x700 is actually right with the 6600gt if not close. but since u already got the x700 getting a 6600gt now would be pointless, u would not see enough performance for it to be worth it, or if you want more out of what u paid for overclock that x700! lol and your cpu but you should run anygame at mostly high settings with no AA, ur good to game. lol

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I a little confused it says that its compatible with amd K7 and K8 <what the hell is that, is that a clip type cuz im pretty sure its not a processor type.

Well anyway I would just like to know if its compatible with my system?

Answer:Thermaltake Big Water Liquid Cooling system

K7 and K8 are the names of AMD processor production models. The K7 and K8 have similar designs, which means your cooling plate will fit them.

Seriously, though...If you don't know about processor sockets and standards, you shouldn't be messing around with advanced cooling systems. I would seriously suggest doing some reading first.

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I recently have been having problems with heat in my system slowing performance down. I already knew the power supply was going out so I have decided to get a 1000W power supply. I have a 120mm exhaust fan and a 80mm intake fan for my machine and was curious to know if anyone would suggest getting a water cooler after I replace the power supply? I have never had one, although I have looked into how they function and that they significantly reduce system heat and many have extra blocks available to install for other system components. If I upgrade my power supply does anyone think I will need a water cooler? My CPU temperature is about 35-40c idle, but then as soon as I run ANY type of game (WoW, CoD4, online flash games) the heat of my GPU and CPU go up to 60c+ temperature (Which is maxing out the temperature suggested for my AMD Athlon X2 6400 3.2ghz).

The power supply is only 550W and the GPU (Geforce 8800GTS) alone requires 600W non-sli, but I figured the power supply being replaced might be the sole cause of heat (Im getting like 30fps in WoW if that helps show how bad this is lol).

So the question remains is Power supply enough? or should I get a water cooler? (and if think I need a water cooler, maybe suggest a good one for me)

Answer:Solved: Choice of water cooling system?

The GTS wants 600W? wow, where did you grt it from? I think maybe you misinterpreted, and the soec is for a system, not the card. A 550, as long as it has enough amps om the rails, should be enough to rub everythibg.

as regards water cooling, think hard about it. If you are worried about temps, a god air cooler is probably a good bet, with a thin smear of theral, and ensure you get good contact. Water cooling is complicated, inasmuch as its not too easy to install, if it leaks you can kill a system,and routing can take a bit of work. I have been using it for years now, and its still something that I wonder about. I dont think it makes a huge amount of difference if you run at stock speeds, and if you o/c then you need to make sure you have a good coler. I am using a combo, part thermaltake from the Armor case series, and part coolermaster, wired as one system, ie 1 pump, 2 GPU units, 1 CPU unit, and 3 good rads for good dissipation. For the 8800s, becareful you get the right unit, as the fittings are diferent on many.

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Hi guys I have just ordered one of these water cooling systems and I am unsure if I will need more tubing, splitters etc.
My board has a CPU Water Block an SPP Water Block A MCP Water Block and a VREG Water Block. Four in all which are all built into the board. I was originally after the Gigabyte 3D Galaxy II version for its unique valve, but you cant get it for blood or money in the UK at the moment (typical). So any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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hi everyone, i just bought final fantasy 11 as i am a long time fan but never thought of getting it till now, i installed everything and i thought everything was fine but now my operating system doesn't seem to be able to handle the game because i cant open it up. any help would be extremely appreciated.

Answer:final fantasy 11 os system

Moving thread to the Gaming forum for better results.
Do you meet the minimum requirements? FINAL FANTASY XI Official Web Site

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I am new to this forum. My brother accidentally downloaded Flash Player off a link someone posted off facebook and I had tons of trojans on my system. I had to literally spend countless hours cleaning it. I have cleaned my system with Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes. Just need to know if I forgot anything else. Thank you.

Answer:Hijackthis Log (Need Final A OK if the system is OK)

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer! I am HelpBot: an automated program designed to help the Bleeping Computer Staff better assist you! This message contains very important information, so please read through all of it before doing anything. We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here. To help Bleeping Computer better assist you please perform the following steps:*************************************************** In order to continue receiving help at, YOU MUST tell me if you still need help or if your issue has already been resolved on your own or through another resource! To tell me this, please click on the following link and follow the instructions there.CLICK THIS LINK >>> <<< CLICK THIS LINK If you no longer need help, then all you needed to do was the previous instructions of telling me so. You can skip the rest of this post. If you do need help please continue with Step 2 below.*************************************************** If you still need help, I would like you to post a Reply to this topic (click the "Add Reply" button in the lo... Read more

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I have finally come up with this after reading through lots of reviews:

Intel I7-920, 2.66GHz, 8MB Cache, 4.8GT/s Processor
MSI X58 Pro E Motherboard

3*2GB DDR3 Kingston or 2*2GB - Please advice which is better. Would 2*2GB suffice? If so I can save some money there since DDR3 is costly.

Powercolor ATI Radeon HD 5850

1TB Seagate SATA Hard drive

Samsung 22X DVD RW

Samsung P2350 24" LCD Monitor (Lavender Series)

Logitech Keyboard and mouse

PSU - Zebronics 800W Platinum - This proves to be a tad costlier. For the configuration above please let me know what wattage would do the trick.

Please let me know any improvements. Also I would use this to play games like COD 4, Far Cry 2 etc., I do plan to overclock my system. If you think some can be reduced to save some bucks please let me know that as well.

Answer:Final System Configuration

Nah, I actually completely disagree.

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail

GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM - Retail

You will want a cooler too, if you plan on overclocking. Good luck i'm short on time, so my post didn't include everything.

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Yes, yes I'm FINALLY done deciding on parts...what can I say, I'm a chick in a shoe shop trying to decide on the 100th pair

Mostly picked out parts that was recommended here, but would appreciate some final feedback. I did not pick out Asus/Gigabyte's newer (though +- a few dollars) USB 3.0/Sata 3 drives sihce I believe that that is trying to sell ice to an Eskimo - hard drives barely touched the Sata2 speed limits and USB 3.0 is hardly likely to make a big difference to my life.
This system will be running 4-5 internal hdd's though






Mem. This is where I'm spending about $40 more as compared to something like pc3 14000 or something. Thoughts?



CPU Fan/Heatsink:

Total is about $900 shipped. Around a 100 more than I had planned on but meh

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Answer:Final Review of New System

Never heard of the PSU. 1 year guarantee and 78% efficiency aren't the best numbers I've ever seen
(OCZ StealthXStream 700SXS, $79.99+$5.99 shipping. $60.98 after rebate)
(Corsair TX650w $89.99, $79.99 after rebate. Free shipping)
(OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP $69.99 after rebate, free shipping)

The OCZ?s are 3 years warranty, the Corsair 5 years

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iam wondering whether to get a water cooling system for my pc, is this a good idea and were can i buy it cheap????

Answer:Solved: Water colling system good or bad? were can i get it cheap

It depends, are you builing the PC currently, or is it a prebuilt such as a Dell or HP.

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I had an infection on this computer and here's what I have done so far based on the READ ME FIRST (BTW thanks a bunch!)

1. Upgraded antivirus to CA Internet Security Plus, which found losts of stuff
2. Ran CCleaner
3. Ran Super Antispyware Free which found & removed lots of stuff
4. System would only then boot into safe mode after step 3
5. Ran Spybot S&D and ComboFix in safe mode
6. Ran Hijack This
7. Turned off system restore

My Superantispyware scans are now clean, however something is trying to load at windows startup that is unable to. I get the "windows cannot find a program to open this file type..."

The file in question is raagtx.exe.vir

I know combo fix removed the main program that was associated with this (WebEx)

Any ideas on where this is trying to load from and how to remove it safely? Is there anything I am missing based on my logs?

Thanks for your help!


Answer:Cleaning up system, need final step help

Welcome to Major Geeks!

jimmybrissie said:

here's what I have done so far based on the READ ME FIRST (BTW thanks a bunch!)
7. Turned off system restoreClick to expand...

You are not supposed to do this if still having problems. See the instructions.

You have Norton SystemWorks 2004 and Norton Utilities installed. Do either of this include an antivirus program?

Uninstall the below old versions of software:
Java 2 Runtime Environment, SE v1.4.2_01
Viewpoint Media Player (Remove Only) <-- should have been uninstalled in step 0 of the READ ME

Run C:\MGtools\analyse.exe by double clicking on it. This is really HijackThis (select Do a system scan only) and select the following lines but DO NOT CLICK FIX until you exit all browser sessions including the one you are reading in right now:

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {6233EEE7-5324-0281-0060-5A00C9C28CC6} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ewsyseth.dll (file missing)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Iinl] "C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\RACLE~1\taskmgr.exe" -vt yazb
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Ypfdg] C:\WINDOWS\M?crosoft\w?crtupd.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-21-1290236948-1684464862-1691800255-1008\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background (User 'QBDataServiceUser')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-21-1290236948-1684464862-1691800255-1009\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenge... Read more

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Im just wondering before i uninstall my current AV and install MSE.... how light is it on system resources... On Startup? During Scans?


Answer:Hows the MSE Final on System Resources?

hi !

MSE Realtime Protection ON=1620 kB
MSE Scanning=2852 kB

at least that?s what taskmanager is telling me...

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So, I used to play FFXI a lot, and I've been considering starting back up sometime soon. However, the computer I played it on, seemed to have some trouble handling the game. Specs:

Laptop (Dell Inspiron 4150)
Mobile Pentium 4 - 1.7 GHz
640 MB RAM (PC2100 or 2700, I can't remember which...)
80 GB HD (5400 RPM)
16 MB video card (ATI Mobility Radeon 7500)

I suspect that the video card is to blame for the slow performance sometimes. Anyways, what I want to know is, if I max my RAM out to 1 GB, will that help the game run better at all? Also, I last ran the game when I was using a 30 GB HD, will there be any performance difference with the new HD?

Answer:Final Fantasy XI System Requirements

Im pretty sure that card isnt even supported by the game; sadly more ram won't help you out.

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Well tomarrow I was hoping on getting my AMD 64 3000+ and an ASUS K8V SE Deluxe but of course Newegg is out of stock on that board. I want to get the 3000+ tomarrow because its listed cheaper as a labor day sale. But I kind of don't want to get the CPU without the motherboard. Is there another brand that someone could recommend for about the same price as that one ($113) with similar features, or would you say wait till its back in stock? Also im debating over getting the ATI 9800 PRO 128 Mb, or the eVGA GeForce 6800 both will make a huge, noticeable differance over my FX 5600. I only have about $700 to spend and with a new power supply all that stuff, its coming out to around $630 including the 6800, not the 9800. I would save about 60 bucks if I go with the 9800 Pro and then I could get a 10k RPM drive, or maybe a decent heat sink and fan and a new DVDRW drive or something. Any suggestions?

Answer:Final System Build Questions

i think that the AV8/KV8 Pro is an amzing board.. i have used it once in a build for a customer and in the 24 hour test period that i had that computer put under this board gave me the most amazing performance i have seen in amd processorss.. but maybe i havent seen that much lol and the processor i was using was a 64 3000+ because this build was only a week n a half ago.. before that i had build a computer for a customer with the exact same processor but with an asus board and id have to say i was much more impressed with the abit board's performance

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I'm about to purchase the following parts and build a nice shiny new computer for myself. But before I order everything, I thought I'd post the specs and ask for someone to look over it for any oddities or problems before I spend any money. I'm planning on a RAID 0 array for the hard drives. All the prices below are in Aussie dollars. I don't have super amounts of cash to spend, so I'm going for good value.


CPU Athlon64 3200+ $325.60
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-K8NS Pro $184.80
RAM Kingston HyperX 2x512Mb (1Gb) PC3200 CL2 Memory Kit $401.50
HardDrive(s) 2x WD 120Gb 7200 8Mb Cache SATA $261.80
Optical Drive LiteON 52x52x32/16x DVD/CDRW Combo Drive $66.00
Monitor Samsung 957DF 19" Flat monitor $365.00
Case Thermaltake Tsunami VA3000 (400W PSU) $248.60
Sound Card Creative Audigy PCI 5.1 $84.70
Video Card GE-CUBE ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB $349.80
Mouse MS Intellimouse Optical $58.00
Keyboard Microsoft Multimedia Keyboard (Black) $28.60
Disk Drive 1.44Mb Floppy Disk Drive (silver) $16.16
OS Windows XP (OEM) $148.50
TOTAL COST = $2,539.06

(sorry for the horrible formatting, CODE seemed to be the best way to keep it neat... but it hasn't worked )
One thin... Read more

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Answer:Where to download final Windows 10 iso ?? The final build for release

You can download them here:

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My machine was rampant w/ spyware and other ickies. I think I've removed most of them, but I'm not sure-- I do keep getting devldr32.exe on my Windows Task Manager Processes screen, and can't locate the program where it's attached.

Also, a program called Slotchbar is in my Add/Remove programs list, but won't let me remove it. I can't find it in my C drive, so I don't know if it actually exists, or just the name from an old spyware program.

Here's my Hijack This log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:26:25 PM, on 5/11/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Canon\BJCard\Bjmcmng.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\isafe.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\BJPV\TVMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\BJCard\BJLaunch.exe
C:\Program Files\ISP50\Bin\Bartshel.exe
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Answer:Returnil Virtual System Premium Final

Blatant and very dodgy looking advertising!

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how often do i have to refill a water from my water cooling i have distilled water in there. ty

Answer:how often refilling water from water cooling

Its a closed system it shouldn't need filling.
If you are having to top it up then there is a leak that needs sorting before it shorts out your machine.

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play online viewer final fantasy xi close down windows error is there a fix out there

Answer:final final fantasy xi wont work

It may sound dumb, but have you tried to run it in compatibility mode? I put FFXI on my laptop for a bit and I seem to remember having to do that.

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Hi Folks,

I recently started a new job. After years of being an IT director for a school district in the SF Bay Area, I decided to change jobs when a friend's company were looking for a new IT director (Of a studio in the Seattle Area) I packed my shit, moved north and now working. So here is my dilemma: We need a new core network, because the current one we have is thrown together.

We currently have 3 Brocade/Foundry Layer 2 switches. The network is flat. We host nothing here except 2 file servers. So there are no special NAT's or websites, or exchange, or anything else. Our network needs speed...

A few months before I started, they installed MAXX DIGITAL / FINALSHARE system for our video editors. This system is basically a SAN with a 10GBE backplane. It allows users to edit in realtime with no network lag. The problem is it is a bandaid on a gushing wound.

I have setup SAN's before with a very high throughput for video editors and such where speed is key. The issue with this setup is that there are 10 machines hooked into this finalshare system, but each of these machines are also plugged into our corporate network. Traffic is bleeding from one network to another. I placed a sniffer onto that portion of the network where it is bridged, again...lots of noise.

I called up the MAXX Digital people asking to place a switch inbetween both networks so that I can cut the chatter and allow Internet traffic to pass to that SAN network and nothing else ... Read more

Answer:Integrate Maxx Digital (Final Share) system into our core network.

How are the two networks currently "bridged"? Do the workstations have dual NICs?

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I have been scanning the forums for hours and noticed that this post BELOW is the exact same problem I have after running Dr Web............
Like a few others that have been before me, I have feel victim to the Backdoor.TDSS.565 virus, at least that is what Dr. Web is calling it. Like the others, Dr. Web claims to remove it, but it returns in the very next process that is run on the machine. Also I am be re-directed from any favorites or any clicks from a google search.

Others with a similar problems have claimed to fix it but their post do not give an indication on what needed to be done to make that happen.

I have read the first part and am familiar with most as I do this for a living, but the advanced stuff i will leave to you, if you will help me finish this

Here is my log of GMER. If you want me to start fresh with OTL, I will do this

I have run every program available in safe mode and removed stuff for a week, but as soon as its online again, I get a Generic Windows Services 32 errors, which shows is related to (mshtml.dll) and also an Ntdll) which i see listed in GMER log below

Thanks in advance


Rootkit scan 2010-12-28 08:56:22
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Harddisk0\DR0 -> \Device\Ide\IdePort0 WDC_WD5000AAKS-75A7B2 rev.01.03B01
Running: rgclexyg.exe; Driver: C:\DOCUME~1\Spencer\LOCALS~1\Temp\agtoapoc.sys
---- User code sections - GMER 1.0.15 ----

.text C:&#... Read more

Answer:Need Final Cleaning Help-backdoor.tdss.565 / Infected with System Tool & redirecting

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions that pop up for post... Read more

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I am looking for some advice on major lag and fps of between 1-4 playing Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn.

Rather than purchase a new computer I want to be certain I've looked at all possibilities with what I have although I know its very dated for current games.

Current specification is:
Dell Dimension 5000 Intel (R) Pentium (R) 4 CPU 3.40 GHz 3.39 GHz 3GB of RAM (added 2x 2gb slots original spec was 1GB - no idea why it only says 3gb on system info but system capacity is meant to be 4gb)

I use a Radeon HD 6670 2GB Graphics card.

As the game requires a minimum 2GB the first thing I tried was adding some RAM - 2x 2gb slots compatible with my pc. Didn't improve it FPS at 2-3

I have also tried to alter the resolution settings in game omitting shadow effects etc as advised on other sites.
No improvement

I have noticed however that when starting PC I get the following message:

"PC1 Express card is operating in x1 mode"

My final hope is that this is the problem.

Can anyone advise if this is the source of the problem and if so how do I resolve it?

Thank you

Answer:Final Fantasy XIV major lag problems system or graphics card issue ?

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Hello everyone! I am a new member so please feel free to correct and notify me of any mistakes I may make on these forums! Today water was accidentally spilled on my trackpad and keyboard. It wasn't a lot of water but quite a bit. The water set on the keyboard for maybe 5 seconds before I was able to wipe it off (due to shock of what to do). The water did not seem to go through the keys at all. I immediately turned off the computer after wiping it.My question is, now I'm on the laptop, all the keys and everything work properly, I do not notice any significant change in processing speed and all the ports work. How would I check for potential water damage from the spill? I got this laptop ~two months ago and definitely would hate to send it back now since I have a lot work going on. Is it worth it to send it in, how long will it take, will it be under warranty, if not how much will it cost?Thank you for anyone that reads this or even tries to answer just one of my questions! Love this community!


Go to Solution.

Answer:How to test for water/spill damage? Ideapad Z510 Minor water spill

MakarovZachaev wrote:Hello everyone! I am a new member so please feel free to correct and notify me of any mistakes I may make on these forums! Today water was accidentally spilled on my trackpad and keyboard. It wasn't a lot of water but quite a bit. The water set on the keyboard for maybe 5 seconds before I was able to wipe it off (due to shock of what to do). The water did not seem to go through the keys at all. I immediately turned off the computer after wiping it.My question is, now I'm on the laptop, all the keys and everything work properly, I do not notice any significant change in processing speed and all the ports work. How would I check for potential water damage from the spill? I got this laptop ~two months ago and definitely would hate to send it back now since I have a lot work going on. Is it worth it to send it in, how long will it take, will it be under warranty, if not how much will it cost?Thank you for anyone that reads this or even tries to answer just one of my questions! Love this community!If I am in your shoes I would first turn upside down the unit so that the KB is at the bottom. I would then blow hot air into the keys at a distance using a hair blower/dryer. After that I will start openning the unit to examine further for any water sipping through. Blowing further hot air to insure that everything is dried up. After this I'd start checking the ac adapter and the battery based on the recommended procedure given in the Hardware Maintenance Manua... Read more

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good format to follow for a wrap up report


During internal audit’s risk assessment process performed in
connection with development of the Fiscal Year 2005 audit plan,
the College assessed disaster recovery and business continuity
planning risk as “High.” The consequences contemplated in the
context of disaster recovery and business continuity included the
• Loss of physical or electronic access to computers,
information resources, offices, or multi-use facilities
maintained by the College and resources therein.
• Loss of key information needed for the organization to
• Loss of key personnel involved in any business function, use
of information resources, or the decision-making function,
which could have intolerable impacts if not recovered in a
determined amount of time.
• Lengthy recovery time of mission-critical and support
systems due to any above risk exposures.

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Question: Ice Cooled

Idle hands are the devils workshop: beating the heat without enough air conditioning. The tricky bit is the condensation.

Answer:Ice Cooled

ready for some LN2 yet?

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Thought I'd share an update to my rig. I know it isn't the latest and greatest however it also didn't come with the latest and greatest price tag! I've swapped out the OEM cooling on my GPU and replaced it with the Arctic Hybrid III and so far it's just about cut my temps in half on that GPU. I can run just about everything at or near max settings. At full load the GPU is 50c or there about after a few hours. It'd hit around 45c while benchmarking using 3D Mark and 35c at idle. VRM temps are 40c - 60c. Fan on the VRM's normally rests around 20% or 600rpm.

AMD FX [email protected]/4.2Ghz Turbo
Corsair Hydro H90 (replaced OEM fan with one of the Noctua's)
2x 140mm Noctua Fans
Radeon R9 290 4GB (No OC yet)
Arctic Hybrid III-120
Cosmos 8 PCS Cooper VGA RAM Heatsinks
480GB SSD SanDisk
SB Audigy FX 5.1
850W Sentey Modular Power Supply
Antec Case P-100 Black

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After 5 long years of service I've retired my old Core2Quad Q9400 (clocked at 3.2Ghz) in favor of something a bit more exotic and modern.

AMD FX8320 (stock) 3.5Ghz/4.0Ghz
Corsair H90
2x4GB - 8GB DDR GSkill Ripjaws 1600
Asus GA 970A DS3P
2GB Radeon 7870 Ghz Edition
BFG 650w PSU
Antec P100 Case


Answer:New Liquid Cooled Rig


Very NICE. what sort of temps are you getting?

OCZ which model SSD? I have had a few (still have 4 of them from Vertex2 and Vertex3, all used ans backup devices for images of SSD/HDD data), while they are good, I have found the Samsung EVO's far superior in speed.

ASUS boards I love, use a Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe at the moment, its a 2yr old desktop now but works really well as the Intel i7-3770K unlocked CPU is running at default O/C settings in the ASUS BIOS @ 3900mhz with on air a CPU temp of 29c after 2hrs of variable usage.

What OS did you go for Aidan?

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what is the best case for air cool i want a case with realy good air flow or the room for the fans for realy good air flow thanks

Answer:best air cooled case

Antec P160

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Question: Super Cooled


Answer:Super Cooled

nah as long as its not cold enough and exposed to outside air (which could cause condensation), you really can't overcool a pc.

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Question: Second cooled chip

Some Elitebook E6510 have just the CPU and video chips heatsinked but some have an additional chip being cooled.  Does anyone know what the second chip is?

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I have spent the last couple days doing research and trying to understand everything about the liquid cooling systems for computers.  I was just wondering if anyone on here has one setup?  If so do you run into alot of headaches or regrets with it?  I do alot of gaming on my rig right now and I have been looking to build up a new computer in the comming months.  I do have my eye on a Lian Li case which comes liquid cooled ready just no water blocks and pumps.  The case is aluminum of course.  I dont know I am just up in the air on this.  If you guys can give me some input on liquid cooled setups please do.  Thank you

Answer:Liquid Cooled Setup

I think i'll wait till i can afford central air conditioning for my home before i splurge on cooling my PC this way! 

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greetings . could someone please help me choose a new pc case .
the present case i have is kinda small . id like a bigger one , more air flow .
my rig does not run hot or anyything , i just think more airflow would only do things good . i may even mod the new case a bit , for fun .

i live in canada . budget,,$120.00

any suggestions , would be great .
links would be even better .
thanks for reading .
cheers .

Answer:recommend air cooled pc case .

Hi Littlejohn

A few of the ones that first sprang to mind, kinda went way over your budget due to me working in UK pounds vs CAN $s so I looked at a few online Canadian retailers and this one is within your Budget, a fairly large case with good cooling, 4x 5.25" drive bays plus enough 3.5" bays to allow you to have spaces between any drives to keep them cool and allow best airflow from the front 2x120mm fan spaces.

Thermaltake Silver Soprano AXT Mid-Tower Case with Clear Side

edit: And this is one like above at same specs apart from no PSU as you already have a 550w PSU

Full and detialed specs from Thermaltake

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ok i just installed my Thermaltake Bigwater cpu cooler set up,Its performing great about a 15-20c/load drop(with the radiator out side the Case). Heres the prob,my games now have fragments.I didnt think cooling the CPU would cause this prob,so i reverted back to the heatpipe heat sink and fan,and the fragments are gone and the heat is obviously back up..Do you think its the CPU being cooler causeing this? Or maybe the added power strain to run the pump and 120mm fan? Im thinking its keeping my Video Card from getting the power it was getting before adding more hardware..Any suggestions would be great.. Thx

Answer:Liquid cooled CPU question

Its prolly your video card.....overclocked to far prolly........

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I've been hearing about liquid cooling for a computer. Is liquid cooling better than air cooling? If so, why is it better? Is liquid cooling for all computers ? Do only gamers use liquid cooling? Why aren't computers manufactured with liquid cooling?
My new computer was bought in Sept.2005 Can I have someone add liquid cooling to an OEM (Compaq Presario)computer bought at a retail store, while
it is under warranty? With my last computer= the hard drive & power supply burned up, and I never saw the problem coming. Now we are worried.

Answer:Is liquid cooled for all computers?

Liquid cooling is mostly used for overclocking the processor and video card. It works well but is complicated to install and a leak can ruin your system. Its not really for the casual user.

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Will probably purchase a new desktop PC as soon as W10 is out, and was looking at some offerings
by HP.

I noticed that they mention that some of the Processors use Liquid Cooling.

I seem to remember in the past all sorts of problems with liquid cooled components such as main processors, etc.

Have these problems been pretty well fixed by now ?
Anything to be concerned about ?

Would you buy one ?


Answer:Liquid Cooled Processors ?

I have a H110GT corsair liquid cpu cooler it works very well so far

A unit which would come preassembled by a manufacture as long as you have a warrantee what is your worries ?

I guess I'll add I also have a 980 Hybrid gpu that is also liquid cooled.

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Does anyone have a strong opinion on who is best liquid cooled case provider on the market? I am looking at re-vamping my system and changing out my current Koolance case. Does anyone have a recommendation?

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Hello. I am seeking 3rd party thoughts/opinions/solutions for an overheat issue that has started for me recently (past 3 days) for this system I have owned happily maintenance free for 5 years after the initial RMA with the PSU. Specs at bottom, with more relevant items toward the top.

The Symptoms:
Massive and rather sudden CPU temp spikes (80-90C) that tripped system safety-restarts.
You guessed it, the first event happened when playing a game, after 3 of these I became suspicious and went easy on the system. The windows 10 auto-shut error was kinda vague. The Post CPU overtemp error was not. I installed HWmonitor to keep track of things.
Overheat shuts then began happening when I was away from my desk for less than 15 mins.
Norton idle scans were tripping it, I temporily uninstalled that, but it seems now that ANY total sustained CPU load over 33% or so will quickly overheat the CPU within 10 minutes, and modern games are suicidal.

In case it does not stick out... this has a closed loop liquid cooling system. (CPU only)

-What I know, suspect, and have researched already-

* I have a active ticket with CyberPowerPC. But I want some 3rd party viewpoints.

* This system is/getting old. And this may just be some components hitting natural End of life.
That Liquid cooler pump, for instance. Perhaps the CPU thermal compound?

* AMD CPU's run hot. I could not get it above 60C no matter what I tried when I monitored temps when the system was new. I then stopped monitoring ... Read more

Answer:liquid cooled CPU overheating

You may have a hose that is deteriorating or other problem impeding the flow of water/heat transfer.
Honestly I have NEVER been a fan of water cooling. IMO it is a leak or problem waiting to happen. If this were my system, I would remove the water cooling and install a coolermaster 212 hsf. I use those on all systems here and right now a VERY overclocked amd 6core cpu is running @30C. It will get up to 55C when stress testing with prime95.

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I want to have liquid cooling on my next computer with these parts cooled:
CPU; Intel Q6600

I'm going to have the

and the

Which can also be said as:
Thermaltake armor LCS
and their water block made for 8800gtx:s
My question is:
How do you line them up?

is it like:

or like; pump-cpu-pump-gpu-pump??

How? :O

If you know anything else that's important to know when you're buying your first liquid cooled computer?

This is a HUGE problem for me and I can't seem to find any solution, so THANK YOU for all help

Answer:Solved: Liquid cooled cpu and gpu

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The next frontier in liquid cooling -- laptops | ZDNet

Answer:Liquid cooled laptop

This will make it thick and the weight with it...interesting system cooling anyway, i'd love that!

Perhaps could they make neon blue color liquid tuned pipes & ventilation hatch with.

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I have an ATI radeon x1850, 2GB corsair memory,windown xp sp2, Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe AM2 MB,AMD dual processor FX-62 with a zalman fan on it,
650 ps.
The only time the computer crashes is when i run World of Warcraft.i get a 132 error . I started checking the CPU a few months ago and it was reaching temps of 66C and I got the zalman then. It recently started crashing again and my video card is rising in temps up to 77C. There is no way I can add a video card fan with that Zalman right above it....any ideas about how i can cool this....cases ,methods, video cards that arent as hot but comparable?

what about that antec 900 case for gamers...any good??


Answer:video card overheating-already cooled CPU

77 is not critical it is just above good. get the latest bios for your motherboard. that helped me. If not underclock a little your gpu.

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My Desktop seems to be winding up a lot, not sure if it is a fan or cpu or what it is? Does a desktop liquid cooled need any maintainance? I have an I7 with 12 gigs of ram, sometimes depending on what I am doing it something seems to be really winding up (whirling in the computer)It in a well ventilated area, I had cleaned the fans once before and things seem clean?Is there a hp option that will tells me the core temp and the video card temp? Nvidia use to have one but for the last few years they seem to have left that option out? thanks Bruce

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I've finally finished off my build (from last year). I've always wanted a beefier computer. It's not quite absolute top of the line but it'll do for what I need for school, business and of course leisure.

AMD 8 Core 8320 O/C 4.0ghz
Corsair H90 Hydro
Gigabyte 970 Motherboard
24GB DDR3 RAM 1600
2x (Crossfire) Radeon 7870 Ghz Edition 2GB
480GB Sandisk SSD
2TB WD Mechanical HDD
650w BFG Power Supply - Replacement on the way 850W PSU
Antec Performance Case P100 Black

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I have a 4u Rackmount PC which uses an Intel E6600 processor. Space is limited and
fan noise must be kept low as this PC is DAW. My Cpu temperature is too high
and the only thing that works is bigger noisier fans. I am considering a liquid CPU cooler.
Was just looking at some at the local retailer. I would very much appreciate comments
and/or suggestions from anyone who has experience with them.

Answer:Solved: Has Anyone Used Liquid Cooled CPUs?

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Hi,I am looking for a graphics cards that is passive cooled (no fan = no noise :-) )My requirements are that it must be AGP and it must have S-Video out.Any suggestions on good cards?cheers

Answer:Passive cooled Graphics cards which to get?

I have recently upgraded to a gigabyte 6600gt with passive cooling. It 1s really fast and should meet your needs. There is a very good review on "toms hardware" AGP model number is GV-N66T128VP. i bought mine from luck

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I think my computer has a cooling problem, or more accurately, a heat problem. It has shown tendencies to freeze up during games (the very purpose of this system and the reason it was purchased), especially graphics intensive ones.

Since The Guy and I have been busy buying a house and moving to it, I didn't have time to look into the issue until this weekend. I apologize in advance for the long post... I'm trying to make sure I don't over-look anything.

This weekend, partially unpacked and reasonably settled in the new house. I started started checking temperatures with SpeedFan. My goal was, of course, to try and determine if it was heat that caused the freeze-up crashes.

When running a game, or when running Folding, the CPU gets up to around 90C and steadily climbing, after 10-15 minutes. One of the two 8800 GT cards--the lower one, sits steady at around 65, and the one in the top slot actually has not been checked by SpeedFan, since it was removed before I started, on grounds that it's on-board heat sink was hot enough to literally burn my fingers. So I don't have an actual number for that card's temperature, but I am quite sure that hot enough to cause visible burns on human skin is a bad thing in a graphics card.

Here's where it gets interesting. My dual-core CPU is water-cooled, and the tubes pass right above the burning hot 8800GT, with less than half an inch to spare. When I touched the tubes, they were both very warm to the tou... Read more

Answer:Water cooling, SLI graphics cards, and lots of air in said water cooling

i dont really have much experience in water cooling, but after some searching on google, i found that bubbles are bad.


Filling, Bleeding, and Leak Testing Your System

Explanation of bleeding: You have to get the water into your system some how, right? When you first put the system together air is in your lines. To get the water into the system I like to use a T-line. The only purpose of this line is to give you a place to pour everything in and let air out. If you?re using an anti-corrosive, you have two option for mixing your coolant:

Option 1 (easier!): Get a gallon of distilled/de-ionized water, pour it into a larger container, then add 6.4 ounces of anti-corrosive (or 4oz if that is all you have), close container tightly, shake (not stir ) container. And there is your coolant. Mark on the container ?TOXIC! DON?T DRINK! BAD! TOXIC!? Or something like that. You now have enough coolant to fill 3-5 watercooling systems!

Option 2: As you fill your system with water, measure or estimate the amount of water you are pouring into your system, then find 5% of that. That is how much anti-corrosive to add. You don?t want to have your system 98% filled then try and get 5% of anti-corrosive in. It?s not going to happen. So you have to pour water in, get some air out of your lines (to allow for more fluid), pour 5% of anti corrosive in, then pour some more water i... Read more

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Corsair has entered the graphics card market today with a GeForce GTX 980 Ti produced in partnership with MSI, and cooled via one of the company's signature hybrid closed-loop liquid cooling solutions.

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Answer:Corsair partners with MSI for liquid-cooled GeForce GTX 980 Ti

$740 for 60FPS (4K) ? How times have changed.

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Hi all whats the safe temp for Q9450 overclock air cooled

Answer:Whats the safe temp for Q9450 air cooled

what does the manual say?

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A have a new build in the very new future and the sticking point is to finding a decent video card that I can liquid cool, because the video card seems to always be the noisiest component in my systems.

For that matter are "silent" power supplies realy silent? Are power supplies ever liquid cooled?

Graphics and video editing take precedence over gaming here.

Secondly how good are the on-board grahics of intel 3930k, maybe I dont even need a video card.

Answer:Liquid cooled video card for new build

Well, if you're handy at computer modding, you could always do the Antec Kuhler 620 GPU mod...

Here's mine. An Antec Kuhler 620 with a custom pump/heatsink mount.

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I was looking around for a case and I came across these to cases. Logisys case

or this XION case.

So my question is which case would cool better. I would be using stock fans also.

Answer:XION-II vs. Logisys for good cooled case

Never mind. Its been a day without any help. While the threads above and under me get answers.

Consider this thread closed. Thanks a lot guys.

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Anyone know what's available, current or aftermarket, either Asus or Gigabyte, either 775 or 1366 socket, that have integrated liquid cooled chipsets? I have a Maximus Extreme and I love it. Wondering what else is out there.

Thanks for any help.

Answer:Liquid Cooled Asus or Gigabyte MB's - What's Out There 775 or 1366

The Gigabyte EXTREME motherboards usually come with their Hybrid Silent Pipe tech.

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Hello,Just been to Tottenham Court Road and bought myself a nice WaterChill Watercooling kit and have begun installing it.I've encountered a problem about what type of water to use. I've read that I need to use Distilled water butI cant find any. Have been to all the Shops and Chemists but cant seem to find any.I'm just wondering if I can use Mineral water or Tap water after it has been Boiled?Has anyone tried this?Any help appreciated.

Answer:Water Cooling water

Seems to be called De-Ironised water these days,try Halfords or any garage/service station.If desperate you can chip ice off the freezer and when melted it should be good enough but you are better off using the proper stuff.

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Aside from the fact that mercury is very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very ,very, very, very toxic; it does work good as a coolant.

So let's visualize this:

The entire case has an ancient-Roman style that alludes to the god Mercury.
Frame is made primarily of something like pewter or white ceramic, stylized after architecture such as the Maison Carr?e. do a test-bench layout with the motherboard horizontal, with a peaked roof with glass panels.
all piping is made from glass (ideally a pyrex-like mixture if possible), with straight vertical/horizontal piping connected by joints.
because mercury expands a lot when heated have in all four corners a glass resivore pillar-like tube for overflow, sealed with a soft vaccum. bonus if the pillars are textured to have vertical indents, or a pewter sheathe with vertical windows.
Custom pump that is strong enough to push the mercury through.
This is all stacked on top of a horizontal radiator the size of the case, with large enough gaps that fans can easily push air through.

Can anyone visualize it?

Answer:[concept] A mercury-cooled computer would be pretty cool.

Interesting concept until it comes to the use of mercury. I thought the curly-Q/pigtail shaped CFL light bulbs would be better than the incandescent bulbs until I heard the cost of a haz-mat team needed to clean up the mercury mess if one of those bulbs shattered, went to the newer LED bulbs.

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Aside from the fact that mercury is very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very ,very, very, very toxic; it does work good as a coolant.

So let's visualize this:

The entire case has an ancient-Roman style that alludes to the god Mercury.
Frame is made primarily of something like pewter or white ceramic, stylized after architecture such as the Maison Carr?e. do a test-bench layout with the motherboard horizontal, with a peaked roof with glass panels.
all piping is made from glass (ideally a pyrex-like mixture if possible), with straight vertical/horizontal piping connected by joints.
because mercury expands a lot when heated have in all four corners a glass resivore pillar-like tube for overflow, sealed with a soft vaccum. bonus if the pillars are textured to have vertical indents, or a pewter sheathe with vertical windows.
Custom pump that is strong enough to push the mercury through.
This is all stacked on top of a horizontal radiator the size of the case, with large enough gaps that fans can easily push air through.

Can anyone visualize it?

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Ok boys/girls help me out.

IT are getting me new Laptop, was going to be "Toshiba Qosmio G50 PQG55A-04J01Y " with "Toshiba Qosmio G50 PQG55A-04J01Y G50/04J 2.66Ghz, 4GB DDR2, 18.4" Widescreen, Graphics NVIDIA Geforce 9600M GT" Good Graphice card.

But that one was a no go it's only come with Vista Home Premium, no on Window XP. But they can get me this one "Toshiba PSPCCA-0C601Y 17.0" Widescreen" with "2.66Ghz, 4GB DDR2 17" Widescreen, Graphics ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650"

What my questions is will the Graphics Card be cool for Autodesk Autocad / Civil3d 2010 ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650

Thanks Civil3Dave

Answer:Satellite P300 - Will the graphic card be cooled for Autodesk Autocad?


I don?t have experience with Autodesk Autocad and I don?t know why you ask if the graphic card will be cooled but on every notebook the CPU, GPU and chipset will be cooled if it?s necessary. Otherwise the notebook will overheat.

Maybe you should check the system requirements of the programs that you want to install. So you can determine if the graphic card is compatible with the programs.

I hope I could help you a little bit.


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I posted this in an older thread but it seems to have been overlooked.

I finally got rid of About Blank and Coolwebsearch but I have one issue that remains....

Cant remove the malicious script that my Hijackthis log identifies as:

04- Startup: system[1].exe.js

While running Hijackthis I check the box to fix but the program fails to remove it.

Norton Antivirus also identifies this script as malicious when I boot up but it only gives me the option of "stopping" and nothing else.

Any suggestions?

Thanks ahead of time for any replies,

Answer:One final issue...cant remove malicious script "system[1].exe.js"

Is there a process running with this name? Use Task Manager to find out.
If so, see if you can end it. Then delete the line in HJT and find the file and delete it.

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Last night I bought a fish tank, an air pump, a bubble rock, a load of mineral oil and installed ubuntu to a flash drive, removed a small form factor HP's mobo and CPU fan from its case and dumped it all into the fish tank.

It works

Now I want to find out if mineral oil evaporates at a rate where I should worry about being air tight, also was wondering if people who have done this used a filtration system to get rid of any dust and if I should be at all concerned about H2O build up at the bottom of the tank. Right now I just have a make-shift dust cover on the top of the tank. I would rather invest in lights than lids if I can get away with it.

Performance is not the issue, it's a conversation piece and its aesthetics trump everything except basic functionality.

Thanks! Can't wait to see if anybody here has done this before.

Answer:Solved: Full submersion mineral oil cooled PC, concerned about dust, evaporation and

I was thinking of getting one of those nets for aquariums that you catch little fish in, I was thinking it would filter out larger particles. It sounds like mineral oil doesn't evaporate very quickly, but they were not talking about this context.

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Be sure to uncheck any unwanted add-ons if offered.
Although Adobe suggests downloading the update from the Adobe Flash Player Download Center, that link includes a pre-checked option to install unnecessary extras, such as McAfee Scan Plus or Google Drive. If you use the download center, uncheck any unnecessary extras.

Adobe Flash Player Final
Adobe Flash Player for Internet Exporer ActiveX

Flash Player for Firefox Opera - NPAPI

Flash Player for Chromium-based browsers - PPAPI



Adobe AIR


http://airdownload.a... Read more

Answer:Adobe Flash Player Final | AIR Final | Shockwave Player

You do not need to download Adobe Flash Player if you use Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge (or Internet Explorer for Windows 8/8.1/10). Make sure you're running the latest versions including Windows Update for Edge/IE.

As advised by @Petrovic Flash Player may be bundled with, for example, McAfee scanner.

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I'll trade performance for silence. I'm thinking of implementing a passively cooled PSU and VGA - and a passively cooled procs.

The Mod I have in mind is anchored on using a towering heat pipe cpu cooler (like the Asus Silent Square Pro)....minus the fan.

My case is Antec Lanboy (the rear 120mm I'll use as intake to blow on the cpu heatsink; while the front 120mmm fan will serve as the exhaust fan. Those are just about the only 2 fan that will run.

So my question is, will underclocking an e6400 for example, will make it cool enough so as not to require its heatpipe cooler not running a fan?

Answer:Underclocking to enable a "passively cooled" CPU?

there are osme specially designed fanless heatsinks for example (presumably for sale in america)
A cpu like that gives out quite alot of heat, so if this is for a new build an amd dual core would be easier to cool without a fan.

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