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just but modded computer from a pc enthueist

By mackel53
Mar 12, 2006
  1. just bought modded computer from a pc enthusiast

    i just a got a comp from some guys for a $1000cdn

    the specs are:

    -asus p4p800se
    -prescott 2.4ghz @ 3.5ghz
    -samsung original 2x 512mb ram
    -ati radeon x800 xt 256mb
    -60gb and 130gb HD's
    -pci ethernet network card/w fire wire
    -monitor, mouse, and keyboard

    system has no fans just thermaltake water cooler.

    -cpu runs under 51c constantly 39-51c
    -gpu temp 40 but i see it got to 65c is that bad(aquarium screensaver goes on)
    -ambient is at 38-40c with side panel off

    do u guys think i got a good deal?

    if i update my bios will that affect any OC settings?

    i as b/c i have this other problem heres link

    http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic45854.html

    thankz inadvance for and replys
     
  2. truflip

    truflip TS Rookie Posts: 390

    wut kind of monitor did you get with it. what kind is the watercooling. those two are probably the other important factors to the price next to the video card.

    Also, what kind of Case did it come in? So far, it seems like an ok deal. nothing extreme , just ok
     
  3. mackel53

    mackel53 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thermaltake water cooling and 19" samsung CRT

    the case is nothing special but it does have a 450w psu.

    also does any know if updating my bios will mess with OC setting?
     
  4. truflip

    truflip TS Rookie Posts: 390

    I have only updated my BIOS once, and I turned everything in BIOS to default factory settings, in other words, NO OC.. just to be on the safe side.

    when upgrading your bios, its like youre doing heart surgery on your computer. ALWAYS bacck up your files.

    I had the misfortune of having to reinstall XP after a bios update.

    As for your PSU, what brand is it?

    so far the system seems like a decent deal to me
     
  5. mackel53

    mackel53 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    antec 450w psu

    he also gave me a ghost image of the system so if anything were to happen i could set everything back to the way it was
     
  6. truflip

    truflip TS Rookie Posts: 390

    thats good.. enjoy ur new PC
     
  7. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    If you flash your BIOS (i.e. upgrade), then you'll definitely loose your OC settings. I don't think upgrading your BIOS will fix your mic problem anyway. I'm not sure I'll have to look into that one though.
     
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