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Doing ATI's Crossfire with DFI, HIS and Crucial

By: Shawn Baker | AMD CrossFire Articles in Video Cards | Posted: Dec 2, 2005 5:00 am

The Other Parts


- Crucial Ballistix RAM


Every good system needs good memory and now quantity is becoming important but thanks to companies like Crucial its not a matter of quantity over quality as we have with us a set of their DDR500 2GB kit which comes with a great looking heatsink and timings of 3-4-4-8 @ 2.8Volt.



Unfortunately we are unable to unlock the full potential on these modules today but we hope to be able to make better use of it in articles in the future.


- Gigabyte G-Power CPU Cooler


Since we will be overclocking the system today it is important that we mix it up a bit with something a little bit different. The G-Power cooler from Gigabyte has been around for a while but we have never had a look at it. It uses heat pipe technology and is all aluminum. The top finds a huge fan on it which we thought would cause problems but no matter what system we installed it on we didn't run into any problems at all.



Main specifications include:


110 x 110 x 25mm Fan


4 Heat Pipes


Base: Copper with Ni coating


Aluminum Fins


Fan Speed: 1700 - 3200RPM


Airflow: 36.2 - 68.5CFM


Noise: 21.3 - 40.1 dB(A)


When it comes to volume it is quite loud at full speed but thanks to being able to control the fan speed it isn't all that bad when at the lower speed. It only really needs to be run at full speed when you want to get into some serious overclocking. Most of the time you will find that low to medium settings will be fine.


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