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by andyL
Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:10 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First Quiet System in P180
Replies: 12
Views: 4117

If you are sold on running Vista, I would recommend you bump the ram to 2 GB. If you are planning to add memory later, why not get a single 1GB stick of DDR2? Nice build, BTW.
Andy
by andyL
Sat Dec 09, 2006 1:58 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermalright v1 passive on x800xl
Replies: 2
Views: 1871

I know this is an old post, but if it helps, I cannot cool a NV6800GS passively with a V-1 Ultra. I am using a stock AMD 64 cooler. You may be able to passively coo yours, but it really depends on your case airflow.

Andy
by andyL
Sat Dec 09, 2006 1:04 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Neo HE PSU Users Poll
Replies: 355
Views: 440465

I just installed one, works fine, quiet. Antec NEO HE 430, it is a 2006 model, s/n is hidden in my system. Asus K8V SE Deluxe (Socket 754 VIA k8T800) with A64 3000+ XFX 6800GS (AGP) 2 X DDR 400 DIMM Samsung SP2504C (SATA) Asus DVD E616A (PATA) Sony DVDRW DRU810A (PATA) Power Draw thru Kill A Watt: m...
by andyL
Fri Dec 01, 2006 4:33 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much will a 300w power supply run?
Replies: 284
Views: 608803

200W Enhance power supply, 2.8 P4 HT, 2x512 DDR 400, 7200 RPM WD HDD, ATI 9600 (AGP), Asus 16X DVDROM, PCI Wireless NIC (IDEQ 210M) 300W Antec true power, 1.4 Athlon Tbird, 7200 RPM IBM HDD, 2X 512 PC 133, 16X DVDROM, TI 4600 (NOW) (Asus A7V133) 300W Antec True Power, Athlon64 3200+, 2 x 512 DDR, Sa...
by andyL
Mon Nov 27, 2006 5:51 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Graphics card with CPU heatsink?
Replies: 42
Views: 20067

Rather than the heatsink, I installed a A64 70mm fan on a leftover 6800 Ultra heat sink and popped it onto my wife's 6800GS...much quieter than the stock cooler and 58 degrees max under load.
AndyL
by andyL
Fri Nov 24, 2006 5:58 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermalright HR-03 Review
Replies: 16
Views: 7588

I have to get one of these for a 6800GS (AGP)? The one in my wife's PC is driving me nuts, lol.

Andy
by andyL
Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:50 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li PC-7B vs Solo?
Replies: 2
Views: 1930

The quick answer is no, the Lian Li will not be as quiet as the Solo. It can be made quiet, but you would have to put asphalt sound deadener (Dynamat) in the side panels and the top panel (which is riveted on) to keep the panels from vibrating. A 3.5in HDD can be easily suspended by removing one scr...
by andyL
Sun Nov 12, 2006 7:32 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How can it be so hot? P4 3.0, 6800U
Replies: 10
Views: 3190

What kind of cooler are you using to keep your 3.4 so cool? I do know I would not buy another 7700, when I first put it on, I was convinced it was not mounted right, but then I discovered it was just poor.
Andy
by andyL
Sat Nov 11, 2006 6:03 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How can it be so hot? P4 3.0, 6800U
Replies: 10
Views: 3190

EDITED Good point. My son was playing Splinter Cell for an hour or two when I went in to check the temps. I exited the game and started Everest to check. All temps are in celcius. Motherboard: 35 CPU: 54 edit.. during 2 instances of CPU Burn stabilzed at 66C Graphics core: 50... running ATItool chec...
by andyL
Sat Nov 11, 2006 5:29 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How can it be so hot? P4 3.0, 6800U
Replies: 10
Views: 3190

How can it be so hot? P4 3.0, 6800U

Long story short, my sons computer is stable for hours when gaming, etc but the air coming from the power supply and rear fan is hot. The rear of the case above the p/s gets warm to the touch, but nothing smells hot. It blasts an impressive amount of heat into his room, warms the whole corner where ...
by andyL
Sat Nov 11, 2006 5:53 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Barebone, SFF case
Replies: 8
Views: 5885

Biostar also makes barebones SFFs. Lian Li makes a matx SFF case. Try Newegg, Directron, ZipZoomFly.
Andy
by andyL
Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:23 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AMD 754 fan question
Replies: 3
Views: 1497

In the recommended heat sinks article, socket 754 is "K8" Odds are that your present heat sink will not work with socket 754. Socket 754, socket 939, and socket 940 use the same heat sink mounting, socket A does not. Did you look here for the heatsinks? http://www.silentpcreview.com/article30-page1....
by andyL
Thu Nov 09, 2006 4:39 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Video Upgrade, ps limited
Replies: 17
Views: 3994

There is (at most) an 8 watt difference between the 7600gs and gt, according to x-bit labs. if we add 8 watts to the 7300gs, it would be less than 25watts, definitely in the same league power wise as the 7600gs. I was looking at some different sites as well as the one liked to, and I would have to s...
by andyL
Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:19 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Video Upgrade, ps limited
Replies: 17
Views: 3994

Like floffe, the Gigabyte was the only passive AGP I found. I know there are lots of passive 7600 PCIe cards.
Does anyone use/like/dislike the Gigabyte? Price for the Gigabyte is about the same as the others.
Andy
by andyL
Sun Nov 05, 2006 7:43 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Video Upgrade, ps limited
Replies: 17
Views: 3994

To prevent madness, 7600GS it is. Any preferred brands? Gigabyte silent would be nice, but there is very little airflow over or around the card. Typically for a small form factor, it has to be a single slot card.
by andyL
Sat Nov 04, 2006 9:34 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Video Upgrade, ps limited
Replies: 17
Views: 3994

Video Upgrade, ps limited

Hi, new poster, been lurking for a while now. I want to upgrade my son's AGP video card from a 9600 PRO. The SFF comp has a 200 watt power supply and I am not sure what video card I can get away with. I am looking for better game performance with a 1280x1024 resolution LCD (DVI). These are the cards...