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Aikimox last won the day on September 20 2013

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  1. I've been using a 65W PSU since 2014, - no issues so far. I run both Linux and Windows.
  2. There's a lot you can upgrade in this machine. CPU, RAM, SSD. Keep in mind that quad core processors will require a cooling upgrade. A good thermal paste is not going to be enough. Check the owners thread for details. But for a time being you could set max CPU power to 99% in the power settings, that disables turbo boost.
  3. Hi Guys, It's good to see this thread still alive and kicking! What's more, some passionate people are still looking for more mods, upgrades and improvements! 4 years later, my machine is still my main workhorse, no regrets, no failures! Would like to chime in with regards to cooling mods. @Batyanko and Shikyo, - good job guys! Few years ago I did some modding of my own, then reached out to a couple thermal engineers for insights. Potentially, we could tame a 3x40QM by adding another pipe to the heatsink. The fan is pretty strong at max RPM and wouldn't be a major bottleneck in this case. Two pipes wouldn't double the termal dissipation envelope, of course, but we would gain about 10-15W IF we can successfully get it out of the system. The radiator/grills is the main issue here. Which can be somewhat mitigated by adding layers of PGS - Pyrolytic Graphite Sheet, It can also be slapped on the pipes and heatsink. Pipes can be ordered from enertron and PGS from digikey. We can also slightly improve the air circulation inside the system by drilling small holes in the back plate. I think the cooling can be improved sufficiently to keep a 3x40QM under 85c running at max clocks 24/7. Right now, for reference, my heatsink (single pipe) can only manage about 30-32w with stock fan control and about 35-37w at max RPM. Game on!
  4. The ram is totally fine and working at advertised speeds. I'm too busy these days, trying to squeeze study in between full time work and family. Specs are in my sig. 3840QM, OS - Win7, downgraded from W10 (a joke of an operating system designed to completely ruin both user privacy and OS experience).
  5. First, let me correct myself. Previous runs of passmark were done with turbo off lol. Here's the normal score - no OC.
  6. One thing noticed right away was that FPS in CS GO went up by about 40% (moved from 1600 Cl-11 to 2133 Cl-11). Which benches do you guys want me to run?
  7. F.50. Ran a bunch of tests, passmark memory score in line with 2133 cl-11
  8. Hey Guys, it looks like you actually can get 2133mhz RAM working at advertised speeds. I just installed 16GB Gskill Ripjaws and it's reporting correctly in CPU-Z and other tools. Am I missing something?
  9. Is this a valid original iso? The checksum isn't matching any of the microsoft ones.
  10. Looks like the mode I was using in tpfancontrol is not 100% lol. It's the "insanity" mode, or "damaging". The thing is, I switched over to linux and the temps are too high at times, so Im looking into ways of managing the fan. Appreciate any insights on the matter. Edit : Just read this post again and it doesn't make any sense lol. Missing too many hours of sleep.... So, to clarify, NBFC has a linux version which uses the same profiles as under windows, so I was hoping to make it work. I was especially interested to get the same fan speed as with tpfancontrol - which is the "damaging" or hairdryer mode. But it looks like I can't get it to work at all under linux mint 17.2.
  11. Hey M8, long time no seen! How's life? Looks like I've missed out on a lot of action here.... Sorry for the necro here but did you actually manage to run the fan at 5k rpm using this program? if yes, what settings did you use? I tried loading both 8560p and zbook 15 but both are not doing true 100%. It's showing 100% inside the program but the fan runs at about 3k rpm. Looking at the xml config files Im not seeing any settings with RPM, only percentage % of the fan speed on a scale 0 to 255. I guess it's reading the registers somehow but those readings are clearly incorrect. Am I missing something here?
  12. Yeah, it's been a while.Too busy with work and other stuff. How are things around here? Any new exciting developments? Has anyone managed to run 1866mhz+ 16gb RAM yet? Last time I checked it was still capped at 1600... Will submit the data when I have a moment. I'm finally going for eGPU this Xmas!
  13. I wouldn't say the 3840QM is a bad choice. Mine is able to maintain stock speeds minus ~100-200mhz and up to 4Ghz on a single core with OC. But that's when running on IGP and I bet it would go full gas on eGPU (will test). But the part that I like the most is that it runs ICE COLD! when locked down to 3632QM frequencies. I had both CPUs and the 3840QM wins hands down in every respect. As for 3820QM/37x0QM I saw those dropping 100-200mhz too when fully loaded on IGP, so dunno if they are more efficient.
  14. tried hynix 1866 and it was downclocked to 1333. maybe Crucial will have a better luck, hard to say.
  15. before you guys spend money on RAM, make sure it supported. Last time I checked the system wouldn't accept anything above 1600mhz. If you put 1866 it would downclock to 1333
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