Thank you for posting.
I did not realise i was in the wrong forum, actually im new to posting in these types of forums.. full stop. In future i will endevour to 'do the right thing', rather than annoy you with my nO.Obish tediums!
What is you opinion of this machine? Is there any speed i should be aiming for, in order to max the system.. whilst keeping wear and tear to a min, and stability to a max?
I have done the following:
Changed ram timing to 5-5-5-18-2t , 52
fsb to 399 <- intel burn test seems stable after 1 hour test, though heated up max to 76'C (obv i will need better cooling, can you recommend .. keeping budget constraints in mind?)
CIA2 = off
i never use software modifications, only bios manual
pcie = locked @ 100mhz
im not sure what is meant by spread spectrum options.. is that where the bios automatically changes to lesser multiplication factor whilst in idle? ..or is that an normal feature anyway?? it seems to only max out speed when its doing something 'heavy'.
should i bother with getting better/faster ram?? would this improve much??
my slowest component is my ide HD @5400 rpm, .. need a better sata 2 or something. do you recommend??
what are your thoughts on the 8400 gt oc 1gb nvidia card? im frustrated now knowing that there are better ones with gddr3 ram, half the memory that s**t on this card (so i hear) @ reasonable prices.
Again thank you for your prompt response and the time you have taken with me.