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  • #31
    It is not "required" - I have never used any - but I know lots of people in the know, particularly overclockers, recommend it.

    You might be better to ask at a dedicated hardware forum like AnAndTech - there are lots of people there who probably know more than we do about this sort of thing.

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    • #32
      Not using thermal paste is pretty much suicide for your processor... but most HSF's come with a TIM (thermal interface material) premounted that will do the trick. I'm a regular over at the Hardforums too... you can go there for help as well as the Anand forums. Always use paste, if at all possible.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by NetherChris
        In response to Jake...

        at the time yes, rambus did beat the best DDR. As of now, with a decent 256MB DDR333 module at agressive timings it WILL beat out rambus scores, even more with the new Granite Bay 'set intel is due to release (check hardocp.com, bunch of reviews there... sorry baragon, you said no links ).
        DDR
        DDR333 = 2.7GBps
        DDR400 = 3.2GBps

        RDRAM
        PC800 = 3.2GBps
        PC1066 = 4.2GBps

        Originally posted by NetherChris
        As for nForce II, well, you're looking at next year for a release date. It has been pushed back and pushed back, and the major players have said that they currently have no production level boards even taped out. The main public testing of it was done by Kyle @ hardocp (check site again, sorry baragon) with a engineering sample nVidia board, which seemed to do well, but not by leaps and bounds (it was, of course, an alpha eng. sample that doesn't represent final product).
        they have received the retail nforce2 - http://www.tbreak.com/forums/showthr...?postid=117739

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        • #34
          Okay, forget the no links.

          Anyone have a link to the best Hardware related forum out there?

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          • #35
            http://forums.anandtech.com/
            My open eyes see everything, and you see nothing. . .
            That forum

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            • #36
              Wow... thanks Jake... I find that really hard to believe.... less than 2 weeks ago it was slated for next year... thanks for that correction. (*puts on dunce cap and hides in corner*)

              http://www.hardocp.com/image.html?im...pfM18xX2wuZ2lm

              Granite Bay 266 is what you want to look for in that.

              Now let's even stir the pot even more. Let's show the performance of this new 2800+ on a mainboard you can't even buy. The nForce2. AMD asked us to benchmark on this board and supplied the board to us. You can't buy the board. In fact everyone that would comment on the nForce2 in Taiwan used the words "broken" and "buggy" to describe it. There are no production nForce2 boards being made, and I would honestly guess that if we see any by November in quantity, we would be "lucky". Lucky to be able to buy them, or lucky they work? I will let you decide that one.
              That was from an article published less than 3 weeks ago, so i'm rather amazed that they are even close to being ready. But, thanks nonetheless.

              Personal opinion for best hardware forum: http://www.hardforum.com

              Chris

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              • #37
                Originally posted by baragon0
                Okay, forget the no links.

                Anyone have a link to the best Hardware related forum out there?
                Anandtech and HardForum are the best. I don't think there are any other computer/hardware related forums on the web that come close to the popularity of hardforum/anandtech... they are the undisputed champions of hardware discussion I personally like anandtech better, cause it just seems more like a community to me and more organized. Hardforum is very good too, but everyone there seems a bit unfriendly to newbies.
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                • #38
                  Anyone have a link to the best Hardware related forum out there?
                  arstechnica.infopop.net

                  or more specifically http://arstechnica.infopop.net/OpenT...562&f=77909774

                  The technical expertise is outstanding, and I dont trust any other site for my tech needs other than Arstechnica. Anand, [h], all a distant 2nd and 3rd imo
                  website: joe.pcfx.cc
                  forums: pcfx.cc
                  gallery: here

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