View Full Version : NB heatsink on the MSI 266A Board..
11-09-2001, 04:27 PM
As some of you may know I'm getting my replacement MSI board next week. From what I have read its a cracker and should overclock nicely. I have noticed that the North Bridge doesnt use any active cooling. I was gonna replace the sink with a Blorb but was just wondering how far you could go with the standard sink..
I've just ordered 2 sticks of Crucial 256MB DDR to go with it and the Blorb...
11-09-2001, 04:40 PM
With the passive NB sink on my MSI and Crucial DDR @ CL2, I can crank it up to 160 max vmem. But that's with one stick of 256, tests at Overclocker.com shows multiple sticks will decrease chances of high FSB. But who knows, you gotta try it out. Let me know, 'cause my greedy ass wants to get another stick of DDR.
11-09-2001, 04:55 PM
Will do mate...
I was thinking of setting up a basic system first.. Vid Card, 1 stick of RAM, standard HDD config (non raid) too see how high it will go. Then put the other stick in. I have read about problems with 2 sticks of RAM, I just hope mine is OK.
Do Crucial do a 512MB? That may be better.
11-09-2001, 05:23 PM
Nope, the biggest stick Crucial offers is 256MB. Mushkin has 512MB sticks for $59 per. Wait, you're in UK, so that means you got the door slammed against your face again. Damn, that sucks.
11-09-2001, 05:33 PM
Yeah, looks like the 2 X 256 Crucial is my only hope! The UK may suck when it comes to computer good but there are loads of other good things about good old blighty! I can't think of any right now, but I'm sure there are...
At least I should have a fun week coming up. New toys to play with :)
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