- Jan 31, 2013
- 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 1024 MB
- Classic Mac
- Mobile Phone
My computer is running a little hot and then read that the kraken X40 can be controlled by software (there are three settings). I would like to set it to extreme just to keep the temps down to the lowest possible (no idea what it is at right now). Is installing windows and running the software the only way to change the settings?
I've been reading through your build thread and it was quite informative... Thank you.
I'm looking at putting together a 3970x based machine to replace my old Mac Pro 1,1.... The 3970x is an interesting base (to me) because I get a corporate discount on Intel hardware and I can great deal on the processor and an SSD. (Do I need that amount of performance? No, but the $ savings make it attractive, though I'm not positive it is worth the possible headache since it isn't as well supported as slightly older processors/chip sets.)
Question I had was about the DDR3 you chose... I noticed you used DDR3-1600 in your spec and the Buyer's Guide section where they offer specs on a 3960x system also recommended DDR3-1600.... When I was looking at parts, it appeared that the $ for DDR3-2133 was pretty close to the DDR3-1600, for the same amount of RAM. So, given similar costs, why wouldn't you bump up to DDR3-2133, especially if you're going to overclock?