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Re: To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:32 pm

I've got good pictures, but I was under the impression I couldn't post any of them yet :shrug:

the finns were definitely impressive to watch, and the showcasing of various cases was quite fun for me :)
 
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Re: To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:13 pm

I'm fairly sure I heard SOLOTKO say something along the lines of, "please share what you've seen at the event tonight" toward the end of the evening. I only held back some of the other juicy details because the Boston one isn't done yet... :-? If I screwed up, well, delete my posts and come haul me away I guess... :o
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Re: To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:37 pm

drfish wrote:
I'm fairly sure I heard SOLOTKO say something along the lines of, "please share what you've seen at the event tonight" toward the end of the evening. I only held back some of the other juicy details because the Boston one isn't done yet... :-? If I screwed up, well, delete my posts and come haul me away I guess... :o


Naw your ok he made the same statement to me. He also was asking people if they had heard about things at the AMD forum about the event held in SanFran so I am assuming they are talking about it over at the AMD forum.

The whole point of the event to my understanding was to get people excited and they wanted us to talk about it and brag up the new Phenom 2.
 
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Re: To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:38 pm

Tamale wrote:
the finns were definitely impressive to watch, and the showcasing of various cases was quite fun for me :)


Too bad you didnt bring your thermometer you could have gotten a very good guage of how good the airflow was on a whole bunch of cases :)
 
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Re: To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:20 pm

Well considering the Boston event is over by now I'll spill the beans on the overclocking contest...

On air, with a giant CoolerMaster heatsink they got a Crysis time demo stable 3.94Ghz oc. With LN2 they hit 6Ghz! :o I was pretty impressed.

Also, everyone that went to the event got a Phenom II (it will ship when they launch on the 8th)!!! Well, everybody that survived the gauntlet of lesser prizes being given out earlier in the evening, which means not me. :(
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Re: To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:05 pm

Hi guys,

I was wondering if anyone who went to the Boston event got there Phenom II's yet? I haven't yet and I was wondering if I was the only one. Let me know if you get a moment.

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Re: To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Sat Jan 17, 2009 1:32 pm

well I can tell ya I haven't gotten mine yet :(.
 
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Re: To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:13 pm

They promised to send you guys Phenom IIs? :o
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Re: To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Sun Jan 18, 2009 1:16 am

yes everyone who went was promised a Phenom 2
 
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Re: To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:01 am

Good News!!!!

I just got my Phenom II in the mail today...and the gf also got hers (which she quickly sold so that the funds could be added to the "buy a house" account)

I updated the bios for my Asus M3A79-T DELUXE to 602 which caused a whole forest full of problems...had to backdate to the prior one to get the bios to allow me to boot with any non-default changes what-so-ever. One of the most frustrating problems I have ever seen...I was worried that i would have to get a new mobo or something. Anyway now that i am past that i have it running @ 3.6 GHz with Vcore at 1.46. Temps seem ok: idling somewhere around 35 to 37 degrees C. I am pretty sure that there is plenty of headroom left on this chip. Too tired to experiment more tonight...i'll see if i can take a swing at it tomorrow while it is snowing.
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Re: To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:26 am

Good work! Now i must start shopping for a motherboard :S
 
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Re: To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:54 am

My only recomendations on a mobo is one that you can reset the Bios without playing with jumpers. It gets crowded with 2 GPU's and all that comes with them.
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Re: To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:00 pm

Im probably going to go with this one. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813136057
 
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Re: To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:43 pm

That is a good mobo. The only problem i had with that DFI is that the LAN's on the board died. I RMA'ed it and in a couple of weeks (way too long IMO) they sent it back good as new. That board also has a silly amount of bios options for you to tinker with.

If you do decide to pick that up make sure that your PC case has plenty of air movement. The chipset can get a bit toasty.
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