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eva2000
07-10-2003, 06:09 AM
A quick question, for comparison review purposes what if the particular motherboard's NB temps are affecting the stability and performance of memory testing in such apps as memtest86 ? Would it be better to review and compare memory by eliminating the NB temp factor (with additional cooling) ?

Chuck232
07-10-2003, 06:20 AM
I do think that would be a possibility. The higher you overclock the system to achieve higher RAM speeds, the NB could limit, although, if your NB can do 270Mhz then that'll most likely be past the limit for all the RAM you've got there.

Hawk
07-10-2003, 06:26 AM
I can get my 2.4C up into the 290's, so I do not think the Northbridge is the factor. It's warm, but I guess a little cooling could not hurt it. . . . . .

Chuck232
07-10-2003, 06:31 AM
Well, you do have 23920359829867643CFM of fans pumping on your whole mobo right?...:D :p

Hawk
07-10-2003, 06:35 AM
Nope. . . .




Originally posted by Chuck232
Well, you do have 23920359829867643CFM of fans pumping on your whole mobo right?...:D :p

Chuck232
07-10-2003, 06:41 AM
Originally posted by Hawk
Nope. . . .

Sorry, that was directed at eva.... should've quoted him to avoid that confusion..:cool:

eva2000
07-10-2003, 06:41 AM
think he was referring to my 428cfm of fan cooling :)

i normally test new sticks without additional cooling, just this time room temps were 5-6C higher than before and my NB was quite hot and memtest86 errored out in test #4 and #5 fairly quickly within 20mins.

Then added my additional 348cfm of fans and NB temp heatsink dropped 6-8C underload (probe is wedged inbetween NB heatsink fins). Been error free for past 7+ hrs and still going well

Chuck232
07-10-2003, 06:43 AM
Isn't it winter down there?... So it should be pretty cold right?:confused: :o

eva2000
07-10-2003, 06:45 AM
Originally posted by Chuck232
Isn't it winter down there?... So it should be pretty cold right?:confused: :o Aussie winter isn't that cold LOL

room temps i normally test right now are between 16-20C, today room temp was 25-26C

in summer room temps were around 33-36C lol

Chuck232
07-10-2003, 07:00 AM
Hehe.. Up here in Canada, our room temps in the winter never exceed 20C:o

Summer temps are usually <30C :D

Hawk
07-10-2003, 07:01 AM
Damn, come to NY, we get freezing cold winters and super hot summers. . . . I guess the best of both worlds. . .