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CPU, heatsink, graphics card, and RAM FS

Post by Amphiprion » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:36 pm

I'm replacing my old ASUS motherboard that is trying to die on me and I was left with few alternatives other than to completely upgrade. It wouldn't have been worth getting another LG775 socket motherboard, since the only ones I could find didn't have the features I've been using, nor would it have allowed me to use all my devices. I ended up going with one of the new LG1155 socket motherboards (ASUS P8P67), Core i7 2600K processor, and 8 GB of DDR3-1600 RAM. At any rate, I do have the previous CPU, fan/heatsink, and RAM available from the old motherboard--I'm of course tossing the mobo itself, however.

CPU:
Intel Core2 Quad Q9650 "Yorkfield" @ 3.0 GHz; 95w LG775--This was run at stock speeds, as I never overclocked it. It rarely was used to its full potential, except for a few times when I was encoding videos. Asking $75 for it, negotiable.

Fan/Heatsink:
Coolermaster something--not entirely sure. It was a custom HP fan and heatsink that runs well and is fairly quiet. Not the absolute highest RPMs or anything, but it gets the job done--$10

RAM:
Dual Channel DDR2-400 4x 2 GB sticks (also run at stock speeds)--asking $40, negotiable.

GPU:
ATI Radeon HD 4850 256-bit PCI-e 2.0 x16; has 2 DVI outputs; supports DirectX 10.1 (compatible with DX11, but doesn't take full advantage of it)--ran it at stock speeds. One thing to note on this card and the whole series is that they run fairly warm--i.e. warmer than most. You can see this on most benchmarks. Asking $45, negotiable.

If anyone actually wants the motherboard, the reason I am getting rid of it is because it forgets the boot order when I shut down. I've replaced the CMOS battery, reset BIOS and CMOS, etc. without any luck. If anyone wants it for whatever reason, it is free to whomever asks. It has 6 SATA connectors; 6 USB 2.0 internal connectors; 4 rear USB ports; 3 PCI-e x1 slots and 2 PCI slots, along with 4 RAM slots, allowing for a max of 8 GB--2GB per slot. CPU socket LG775, of course.

So, not the latest and greatest, but if you are sitting on an old PC with just a dual core or something with a compatible socket type and a PCI-e x16 slot, you can get a nice upgrade for a little over $150, which is not too bad. PM me if anyone is interested or have compatibility questions. Otherwise I'm going to take the rest to eBay.
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Re: CPU, heatsink, graphics card, and RAM FS

Post by snoopdog » Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:23 am

If I did not have a bunch of i7's now I would had jumped on this.

I still have the Core 2 9550 I bought from you for $175 in my wife's machine.
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Re: CPU, heatsink, graphics card, and RAM FS

Post by Amphiprion » Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:40 pm

I hear you on that. Glad to know that processor is still chugging along well. The Core 2 Quads were a decent series for sure.

I'm playing around with this i7 2700K now--it's been tricky for me, especially the heat. The second I try to overclock the thing, the temp skyrockets into seriously unacceptable ranges. I've tried nearly everything too, including a giant, bulky aftermarket cooler, multiple case fans, etc. In the end, I had to disable hyperthreading in the bios, which essentially turned the damn thing into an i5. Despite that, it wasn't a bad upgrade.
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Re: CPU, heatsink, graphics card, and RAM FS

Post by snoopdog » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:02 pm

I quit overclocking with the Intel Slot 1 Celeron 300a's, we would clock them to 450

I think that was the last good processor to overclock the hell out of safely.
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