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Ryan Leech

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About Ryan Leech

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    LGA775 Enthusiast

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  • Location
    Valparaíso, Chile
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    I'm also the resident LGA775 expert/enthusiast.

    My Build:http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/191558-gtx-465-3-way-sli/
  • Occupation
    Grad School Student


  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 2600X
  • Motherboard
    ASRock Taichi x370
  • RAM
    G. Skill Trident Z RGB 32GB
  • GPU
    Sapphire R9 290 Vapor X Crossfire
  • Case
    NZXT S340 Elite White
  • Storage
    Samsung 960 Evo | Mushkin 240GB | Intel 180GB | WD Blue 1TB 7200rpm | WD Caviar SE 80GB 7200rpm SATA II
  • PSU
    EVGA 1300W Supernova G2 80+ Gold
  • Display(s)
    Dell P2014H 1600x900 IPS + Dell P2214H 1920x1080 IPS
  • Cooling
    Kraken X60
  • Keyboard
    Dell Mulitmedia Pro
  • Mouse
    ZALMAN ZM-M300 2500dpi Mouse
  • Sound
    ATH AD-700X
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Professional 64 bit

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  1. After looking into your Vaio's model number I found that it uses the Sony MBX-243 motherboard which uses Socket G2 (rPGA 988B). This socket physically supports Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge i3, i5 and i7 processors. In theory, as long as Sony released a BIOS update at some point after the launch of Ivy Bridge, your Vaio should be capable of running the newer Ivy Bridge processors. The difference in power consumption between the 32nm Sandy and 22nm Ivy is a real thing. The best CPU you could theoretically install would be the i7-3940XM, but it is far too expensive and has a 55W TDP, and that's if Sony released a BIOS update. A more realistic option would be the i7-3740QM, again considering the BIOS, or to be on the safe side, the i7-2860QM. Years ago, I shoehorned an MBX-185 into a Vaio VGN-NR that was designed for the MBX-182 so I could gain the Nvidia GPU, PM965 chipset and better power delivery of the 185. In the end I took that Vaio from the original Pentium T2310 and 1GB DDR2 with Intel graphics all the way to a Core 2 Extreme X7900 overclocked to 3.4GHz with 6GB DDR2 and a 8400M GT. I ran that machine from 2007 until the end of 2017. Never give up on a classic Vaio.
  2. I just have to have my SSDs out in the open, all four to be exact. I love having the Intel logo out in front, with my rig being AMD based and all. What I really want to know is when will you buy a DSLR?
  3. All you need to do now is get a second Fury to maximize that heat output! (I was secretly hoping you would have gotten three GTX 580 3GB in 3-way SLI and put them underwater) P.S. Where's your SSD at? P.S.2 My R9 290s melt my room
  4. I'll be coming from Winnipeg, Manitoba essentially (just two hours south). It'll be a good road trip.
  5. LGA771 uses a unique cooler mounting system, which very unlike and incompatible with the LGA775 system. The only coolers available are passive 1U or 2U designs. Your best bet is to zip-tie some Cooler Master T4 heatsinks onto your board.
  6. I've used that board with W10 and I had no issues. When you can't find a W10 driver, a W7 driver in compatibility mode will suffice.
  7. I tend to recommend U series Dell monitors. They come in a variety of configurations but they consistently have robust stands and easy-to-follow on-screen menus. How much resolution do you need?
  8. You could get him a used FX 6300/8350 on ebay for cheap and use it for now, overclock it and get by. It would still be "good enough" for a majority of pre-2017 games. That way he could at least play games while saving up for a DDR4 platform.
  9. It's not possible to make the CM connectors work without massive modification and repining of header connectors. Instead you can pull the front panel i/o module from the Dell case and stuff it somewhere in the CM case if you want to be able to maintain full functionality. You'll also need to take the power switch from the Dell case and place it somewhere in the CM case. If you attempt to power on the system without these two Dell components present, you'll get error messages and slower boot times.
  10. The most stable and longest-lasting 775 board is the GA-EP45-UD3P. I've had mine running overclocked for many years with no issues. I've even made a few 2.0+ volt overclocks on it. Now of course with this board you'll need to use DDR2. The Q9550 is still a great chip. I have mine overclocked to 4.2GHz and it pushes my crossfire R9 280xs to full usage in many games.
  11. I utilized Linus' clickbait title style
  12. Some 10 years ago Intel released the Celeron 420 based on a low power variant of the Core 2 architecture. It was cheap, slow, and somewhat power efficient. The chip was only used in compact cheap industrial PCs so it never received much attention in its day. For those interested in the specs: https://ark.intel.com/products/29734/Intel-Celeron-Processor-420-512K-Cache-1_60-GHz-800-MHz-FSB Thus today is 4-20, making the perfect occasion to overclock the Celeron 420. We start off with the stock 1.6GHz base clock and see what we can get. The Cinebench R15 score is abysmal compared to really anything else after 2005. We only managed to score a 28. That's right, just 28. As for our overclock I made it to 3.2GHz comfortably, but anything beyond that, the system would not post. I used a Seidon 240m on a GA-EP45-UD3P and 4GB of G. Skill 800MHz. As you can see with the base clock at 3.2GHz we managed to get that score up to a blistering 49 points, still well below even a stock Core 2 Duo E6300. This CPU doesn't have the performance even when overclocked. If all you need to do is check email with no background tasks this CPU may fit the bill but it's difficult to recommend it for anything more.
  13. I'm likely going to build an nforce LGA775 system around them to continue the 3-way domination. But for now 580s are king!!!
  14. Don't you remember the scandal a while back about 970s only being able "to use" 3.5GB out of the total 4GB at full speed?