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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 9:35 am 
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My friend wants me to build him a very powerful machine as quietly as possible. I was thinking about the San Diego 4000+ on an A8N-SLi.

Question: does anybody know if Coll n Quiet works with the San Diego / A8N combo? are there any e.g. bios issues with the new San Diego chips and the older NF4 mobos like A8N?

As for chipset fan, no idea what i'm going to do, because he wants a top of the range graphics card....

Any suggestions on how to effectively cool a 6800 Ultra / X850 together with a decent NF4 cooling solution are very, very welcome......

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If you get the A8N-Sli Premium, you will get a mainboard with no need to change chipset cooling, because it has already a heatpipe cooler, much like Abit's one.

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that's interesting. anybody with experiences of the Sli Premium w/ heatpipe chipset cooler?

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I have just built a pc with a 4000 San Diego on an A8N-SLI Deluxe and had no problems. I swapped the cpu fan for a zalman and the northbridge cooler as well.

The premium wasnt available when I did my build, but it looks good.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 11:13 pm 
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rlcoach wrote:
I have just built a pc with a 4000 San Diego on an A8N-SLI Deluxe and had no problems. I swapped the cpu fan for a zalman and the northbridge cooler as well.

The premium wasnt available when I did my build, but it looks good.

The 6800 is a longer card than the 6600GT and is a tight fit if you want to replace the noisy stock chipset cooler on the A8N-SLI Deluxe. I would go with the Premium if you want to use a 6800.


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as530 wrote:
that's interesting. anybody with experiences of the Sli Premium w/ heatpipe chipset cooler?


There's already a few threads about Abit's mobos with heatpipes:

Abit got mobos with heatpipes!

Abit Q-OTES Motherboard for at New Egg

And Edward Ng has built a 3000+ Venice that's in the Gallery Section.
Ed's (Effectively) Silent K8 Rig--Moving Beyond Sigma One


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Yeah, i forgot to say. Both Abit and Asus has got mobos with heatpipe coolers for the northbridge.

Abits solution looks like a better one though.

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This seems to be the right thread. I'm building an A8N SLI Deluxe with A64 3700 San Diego and ASUS 6600GT/TOP. While reading Bleeding Edge's 3700 San Diego Review I came across this:

--Enhanced Memory Controller - With the new memory controller, 4 single sided modules can be inserted to run without any limitations. With double sided modules, it will revert to 2T - 400Mhz.--

I think that I understand, with a CPU based memory controller instead of going through the Northbridge, single-sided modules can be accessed faster because no bank-switching command is needed. But that begs a huge question...

I am initially going to move two sticks of Corsair XMS512-3200C2 into this machine until my build fund comes back up, then get either an OCZ EL Platinum1GB kit or a TWINX1024-3200XL kit, because of the 2-2-2-5 timings that will work well with the San Diego's direct memory controller.

But both of these use double sided modules. Is there any high-performance single-sided DDR400 worth looking at, or is this little feature just a whisper on the wind? Any help from those with deeper tech knowledge would be great.

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here's a tip for future proofing:

get 2, 1 gig chips. not kits. youll be ready for new OS's and youll see the difference in all things having an excess gig to play with.

I never want to hear about how 4 piece of ram work great with cnq enabled, it just sometimes doesnt work for no good reason, and it doesnt matter if people have gotten it to work, it might just not work for your case. I was that case 2x now!!! grr!!! (using ever major manufacturer of ram besides mushkin on 2 boards)


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