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Old Sep 25, 2009, 06:47 AM   #51
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Sounds like you would be loosening the black connector at the end of each heatsink. Trim away the rim so the connector can free float in the opening. I would assume the rim obstructs the connector from freely moving about, and it will pinch the cables, both. Thus trim it. Now, when installing the heat sink, manually connect the black connector to the MB, and remember to do this whenever removing the heatsinks since the connectors are now dangling by the wires.
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Old Sep 25, 2009, 07:46 AM   #52
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Old Sep 25, 2009, 09:37 AM   #53
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This thread is good from start to finish! kudos to you Gugucom for taking the risk and all the guys especially Tutor for the fine advice

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Old Sep 25, 2009, 09:46 AM   #54
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I still don't know for sure about hyperthreading either.
I have quickly run a cinebench with the stock HDD. Hyperthreading is definitely working.
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Old Sep 25, 2009, 10:02 AM   #55
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Looks awesome. That's a monster.

(Now about those old processors… )
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Congrats!!! Now, can you post a picture of these wires you needed to unhook to connect to the daughter board?
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Old Sep 25, 2009, 10:13 AM   #57
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Congrats Gugucom on your successful mission and for taking the risk. Thanks for sharing and for the effort. Enjoy your Mac.
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Old Sep 25, 2009, 10:43 AM   #61
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Thank you for all those congrats. I'm still emotionally wrecked. It's been a roller coaster.

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Congrats!!! Now, can you post a picture of these wires you needed to unhook to connect to the daughter board?
Sorry, I did not take pictures.



You can see how the female connector is threaded from below through the casted base of the heat sink. It has to be clipped out there and pulled up along those heat pipes until it is totally free dangling there. For this you have to unstick the cables in the shrink tube some cm from the channel where it resides between frame and the copper plate of the sink. Then the clips that hold it in the casting have to be cut away almost completely.

The pink strip is where you have to add some heat transfer padding. Two mm is optimal. I had only 1 mm stripes and added two layers.
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Old Sep 25, 2009, 11:11 AM   #63
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Old Sep 25, 2009, 11:20 AM   #64
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I did not remove the wires from the female connector. I just pushed the female connector back toward the heat sink until it popped out then I clipped away at that rim since the wires would now be coming around the other side of the connector's compartment, that is, the side that appears closest to you in the photo. That rim which ordinarily helps to keep the female connector in place, would now otherwise pinch the wire and prevent the heat sink from coming fully down.
Actually I did pretty much the same. It may have come across different. The cables and connectors were always kept intact. I just needed a bit more available cable lenght. This was the reason for pulling the cable free for some cms (1") from the cable duct.
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Old Sep 25, 2009, 11:47 AM   #65
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Pretty sweet rig. What are your plans for it? Web Surfing? Bubble Bobble?
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Congrat gugu!! Cool project.....

...now for the real question: Is Safari snappier????
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Old Sep 25, 2009, 12:19 PM   #67
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ES CPUs often have undocumented Errata... I would stay away even at that price. There are plenty of threads about stability and ES CPUs on more tweaker-oriented sites such as XtremeSystems.org, etc.

For an Overclocker's PC I wouldn't think twice but in a workstation stability is paramount. Just my 2 cents.
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Old Sep 25, 2009, 01:48 PM   #70
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What's that Cinebench 10 score?
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You need to tell Tesselator - see http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=780300 at post#1.
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Gotscha

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I had assumed you'd gotten the fan connectors installed correctly. Oops.

Apple just had to make things difficult.
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Old Sep 25, 2009, 02:26 PM   #73
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As usual the Vista64 Cinebench ist the best. This is currently with the GT120, 6GB RAM and 1 SSD, no RAID0.

But it is over 30.000,

I'm using the system for Movies, Handbraking, Video, Office and general entertainment. Most of my storage and the RAID is still in the old Mac.

The ODD ports are still on legacy. Im going to set them on AHCI shortly.

Of course blimming Microsoft had to de register Vista the moment I went online after pulling it over with Winclone. Not only changed the CPU and chipset, also the SSD got twice the size on this one.

CPU-Z confirms the seller's word that this is a standard D0 stepping. So I guess there will not be a great potential for bad surprises.
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Old Sep 25, 2009, 03:23 PM   #75
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I just gained 50% multi CPU power compared to my 2006 Mac Pro. That machine has 20.780 with Vista64 Business. That was an X5365 Octad with 12 GB RAM and ATI3870.

It appears that there isn't a great deal of oompf between 3,33 and 3,2 GHz. But my system isn't completely done as I said. The Geekbench will have to come a bit later. I'm having a date tomorrow and need to prepare something.
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