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by stupid
Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:05 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: First Build
Replies: 6
Views: 5316

The only significant comment I can make is that socket AM2 Athlons needs DDR2 800 RAM to keep pace with socket 939 Athlons of the same model using DDR 400 RAM. I believe it was Anandtech.com who wrote that article. Using DDR2 667 RAM will probably lower overall performance by 5%. Of course you can a...
by stupid
Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:34 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How do U make PC start/turn on without going over to it
Replies: 7
Views: 3622

Re: Wake On USB

How does Wake On USB work? I know that with Wake On Key (keyboard input) can either wait for a specified key or any key (depending on motherboard support), and Wake On LAN works by waiting for a specified packet, but what requirements are there for Wake On USB? How to Enable the Wake from Standby O...
by stupid
Wed Jul 12, 2006 7:31 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Most stable 7900GT to choose ?
Replies: 24
Views: 9839

Here's an article about the overheating issue with the 7900GTs . [quote] NVIDIA have specifically pointed a finger to the cause of the issues being associated with the overclocking settings that BFGTech, EVGA, and XFX use. NVIDIA firmly stands behind their stock core and memory clock specifications...
by stupid
Wed Jul 05, 2006 6:21 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Conroe (Core 2 Duo) Cooling: Who wins ?
Replies: 15
Views: 5722

I'm hoping the Scythe Ninja can passively cool a non overclocked Conroe E6600. Understand, there is no customer experience with production Conroes yet. But if what has been printed can be believed, the Ninja will have no problem passively cooling a non-overclocked Conroe. Yep, that's why I'm hoping...
by stupid
Wed Jul 05, 2006 6:12 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Anyone else waiting for CPU-Day July 23?
Replies: 25
Views: 7864

HKEPC.com has posted an article stating Conroe will be delayed 4 days to July 27th.

http://www.hkepc.com/bbs/itnews.php?tid ... &endtime=0

I will be replacing my Athlon XP as soon as possible with a Conroe E6600.
by stupid
Wed Jun 21, 2006 6:15 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Conroe (Core 2 Duo) Cooling: Who wins ?
Replies: 15
Views: 5722

I'm hoping the Scythe Ninja can passively cool a non overclocked Conroe E6600.
by stupid
Tue Jun 20, 2006 10:20 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Xbitlabs 7600GT power consumption measurements
Replies: 10
Views: 3290

dragmor wrote:
And the spec sheet of my 3500+ says 89w, but TCase says 36.4w. They are just setting themselves a limit. All samples will vary.
That's a TDP of 89w (Thermal Design Point) not the actual power consumption. Basically it is how hot the CPU can get (in terms of watts) and still function properly.
by stupid
Tue Jun 20, 2006 9:57 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Logitech MX 510 has a high pitch sound!
Replies: 40
Views: 33276

I'm glad my hearing isn't that sensitive. I need to place my ear on my MX510 in order to hear the faint whine.
by stupid
Tue Jun 20, 2006 9:51 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Thinking about upgrading...need some input
Replies: 5
Views: 1730

AMD will not be producing any AM2 or S939 Athlon 64 X2 CPUs with 2x1MB cache. Update: AMD To Ditch Initial AM2 2x1MB Cache Desktop CPUs They are streamlining thier production lines because of their announced price cuts. That means the 4000+, 4400+, and 4800+ will not be produced. No idea when DX10 c...
by stupid
Mon May 22, 2006 11:08 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Dell/Intel/Laptop gods, step in:
Replies: 5
Views: 1835

Re: Dell/Intel/Laptop gods, step in:

Does anyone know if a pentium M like the 533mhz fsb (the inspiron I believe takes 400fsb or 533fsb) will swap in? No. The Pentium M actually has 478 pin, but Intel calls it 479. The layout of the pins are different from that of the Pentium 4 so that you cannot simply drop in the Pentium M. Also the...
by stupid
Mon May 22, 2006 10:50 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Suggestions for Budget Gaming System
Replies: 19
Views: 4068

I know both intel and AMD are releasing new processors soon but I dont know much about either. The AM2 Athlons are coming out today May 23rd, but the actual CPU may not be available to the general public until June. Basically the only significant change will be support for DDR2. But there will not ...
by stupid
Mon May 15, 2006 6:21 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P180 and fsp powersupplies
Replies: 10
Views: 2993

Regarding what i mean with Futureproof. I just want to know that the powersupply i get will support all types of dual Quadrupal graphic cards or whatever comes in the future. Not entirely sure the Seasonic is that. I may just be futureproof but i want to be sure. Going for a quad SLI setup is insan...
by stupid
Thu May 04, 2006 8:47 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Effects of dust on a computer
Replies: 11
Views: 2437

I typically clean my PCs only once a year. My primary rig is not a big deal. However, my Antec Aria is a chore 'cause I have to remove the drive cage and the tight space.
by stupid
Mon May 01, 2006 6:59 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Aria replacement PSU
Replies: 3
Views: 1509

Damn!!!

I might as well spend some extra money and buy a new case should my Aria PSU decides to give up the ghost.
by stupid
Mon May 01, 2006 6:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Open letter to case mfg (esp Antec) re: HTPC cases
Replies: 3
Views: 1880

I don't mean to sound overly critical, but did you bother to get the dimension specs of this case and compare it to your AV gear before purchasing?
by stupid
Mon May 01, 2006 6:44 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A new power supply
Replies: 2
Views: 1121

I would go for the Seasonic S12 500 especially if you will have a SLI setup.

Do you really need to replace your PSU though? Can you just hold on to that $50 store credit for a rainy day, or is it a use it or lose it situation?
by stupid
Mon May 01, 2006 6:41 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Input / criticism on this high spec system
Replies: 21
Views: 6400

Have you considered just postponing building your rig until socket AM2 comes out on May 23rd. Basically there will be very little performance increase if any. A few things that you need to know: 1. AMD's next generation CPU "K8L" is due out next year using AM2. 2. DDR2 RAM is required. AMD is finall...
by stupid
Fri Apr 28, 2006 9:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low(ish) profile Passive Heatsink for an HTPC
Replies: 11
Views: 3254

Re: Low(ish) profile Passive Heatsink for an HTPC

sando wrote: ...all of which are roughly 3U in height.
What's a U? I generally think in terms of milli-meters and inches.
by stupid
Wed Apr 26, 2006 5:20 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S-12 430 and SLI?
Replies: 7
Views: 2660

Re: Seasonic S-12 430 and SLI?

! The Seasonic S-12 430 got my attention, but i'm wondering, if it will do SLI. My current System: ASUS A8N-SLI Premium AMD A64 3200+ @ Zalman 7700AlCu 2x OCZ 512 Platinium EL Gainward 256MB 6800GS @ VF900Cu Audigy 4 1x 250GB Seagate 7200.8 1x Pioneer DVD-R/RW 4 system fans (120mm, 3x 92mm) Zalman ...
by stupid
Mon Apr 24, 2006 4:12 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive Geforce 7900GT (Aerocool VM-102, Scythe Ninja, P180)
Replies: 31
Views: 18580

I hope the Aerocool VM-102 will be available in the US by the time I upgrade to AM2 or Conroe. I would like to have a passively cooled PC using my Centurion 532 with only 1 intake fan, 1 exhaust fan, and my Seasonic S12.
by stupid
Mon Apr 24, 2006 4:01 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 6-Way Cooler roundup (FS-V7/VF700/VF900/NV5/AcceleroX1/VF1+)
Replies: 22
Views: 6825

Since the Arctic Cooling NV Silencer 5 (Rev. 3) exhausts the hot air out the back instead of into the case it would be interesting to know the internal case temperature (in a closed case) will be for each of these coolers will be. I imagine that a case using AC will be a little cooler internally tha...
by stupid
Mon Apr 24, 2006 3:32 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: According to Anandtech, Conroe beats FX-60
Replies: 145
Views: 52075

Interesting, but I'll hold out on my final decision between Conroe and AM2 until I see some real benchmarks. In the end it'll be the consumers who will win if they can just hold out long enough to compare the two CPUs.
by stupid
Mon Apr 24, 2006 3:17 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Will Turion X2 desktop mobo's arrive with the CPU launch?
Replies: 8
Views: 2602

You could also wait to see how Conroe will do in terms of power consumption.. Of course there is no solid date for the retail release of those CPUs. As far as I am aware of they will be available to consumers in Q3. Sinnce it is a desktop CPU, the chances of a 965/975 m-atx mobo is pretty good. If a...
by stupid
Sat Apr 22, 2006 10:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Take an LCD on the plane?
Replies: 9
Views: 4765

Just flew on a boeing 737 and it had tft screens that popped down for safety instructions and flight info. So I would think that the problem wont be pressurisation. (luggage is pressurised these days AFAIK) But luggage handlers.... Not the most careful. If I had to bring an LCD on a plane, I would ...
by stupid
Sat Apr 22, 2006 10:37 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 35 Watt X2 3800 on the way from AMD
Replies: 38
Views: 24758

perplex wrote:Hmm I think a nice midrange Merom would be best. But Meroms will cost more than Conroe. But Conroe should be nice and cool running themselves. ATLEAST as good as current AMD CPUs I would think.
We just have to wait for the reviews.
by stupid
Sat Apr 22, 2006 10:30 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New Rig - What psu?
Replies: 14
Views: 4011

Excess2006 wrote:Hmm not much of a diffrence , the enermax 620w makes some noise over 150w as the fan kicks in. But thats about it :E Hmmm the choices :D
I recommend the Seasonic S12 as well. But if you can't decide then just buy the less expensive one.
by stupid
Sat Apr 22, 2006 10:20 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent Video Card PciE
Replies: 5
Views: 1866

Re: Silent Video Card PciE

Hi there , have been looking on forums all around but can't get a definite answer ... which video card would be the better choice in prestation AND silence NVidia 7900GT or ATI 1800XT / 1900XT seeing that (at least in The Netherlands) prices are about the same (approx. 300-350 euro) thanks (on a ne...
by stupid
Wed Apr 19, 2006 8:03 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Yet another uATX (or m-ATX) case thread - a non HTPC list
Replies: 27
Views: 11841

Re: Yet another uATX (or m-ATX) case thread - a non HTPC lis

(edit: conroe screwed up my upgrade). Yep, same here. I was going to upgrade to S939 X2 4600+, but the Conroe teaser benchmarks were too intriguing. Anyway, for my HPTC build from over 2 years ago, I decided to get the Antec Aria after reading a few review and long before I joined SPCR. Overall is ...
by stupid
Tue Apr 18, 2006 2:25 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU needed (Current one is driving me up the wall!)
Replies: 6
Views: 2146

Seasonic S12 330, 380 or 430.