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by nzimmers
Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: replace my old power hungry 6600GT with >/= and less powe
Replies: 8
Views: 1889

how about this one: 8500GT

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814121093

it's got 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 and it's 2D and 3D load are nearly half of my current 6600GT according to

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gef ... 122-6.html
by nzimmers
Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:31 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: replace my old power hungry 6600GT with >/= and less powe
Replies: 8
Views: 1889

I actually have a kill-a-watt, I haven't measured the power consumption of my system in a long time but I remember I was a bit surprised that it was over 100 watt and I know that the 6600GT is a power hog (also it has a loud tiny fan on it) it's been almost 3 years since I bought the 6600GT so I gue...
by nzimmers
Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: replace my old power hungry 6600GT with >/= and less powe
Replies: 8
Views: 1889

replace my old power hungry 6600GT with >/= and less powe

Hi guys, I have a (old/hot/power hungry) 6600GT and I am looking for a replacement card that has about the same or better performance and requires less power. I would prefer something without a fan and would be happy to buy a new motherboard if there is an intigrated solution The power consumption c...
by nzimmers
Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:53 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Missing Motherboard CD for P5K - Help!
Replies: 5
Views: 2330

That's what I managed to do, and put them all on a flash drive. Thing is, some are .rar files instead of .zip, and the new computer's XP doesn't like .rars, so I'm searching to figure out how to install those drivers from a .rar file. gzip or winrar will work for those stange, I didn't know asus wa...
by nzimmers
Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:37 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS - 4 x 200GB Segate 7200.7 SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 1694

FS - 4 x 200GB Segate 7200.7 SOLD

I have four 200GB SATA drives from segate 7200.7 SATA only model number ST3200822AS Price: $25 per drive (plus whatever shipping is) all four drives were bought around the same time. Warranties are good until Jan 2010 (not too shabby!) buy one or all of them - if you purchase more obviously you'd on...
by nzimmers
Wed Sep 19, 2007 6:08 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: BIOSTAR I94GM-I4 479 Intel 945GM Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
Replies: 1
Views: 1508

BIOSTAR I94GM-I4 479 Intel 945GM Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

linky: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813138091

Cheaper then the Jetway board, but looks like it has better componenets. non-standard heatsink.. but still very attractive
by nzimmers
Mon Sep 17, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Can someone recommend a good Disk Wipe utility?
Replies: 12
Views: 3916

Hey guys, thanks for all the replies... if I was just trying to remove porn I wouldn't be concerned, that's why hitachi and segate make the big drives right? :wink: I had personal data, tax returns, phone numbers, information about my daughter, basically everything you don't want to fall into the wr...
by nzimmers
Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:17 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Can someone recommend a good Disk Wipe utility?
Replies: 12
Views: 3916

Hello, What utility did you use to put all zeros on them? Was it SpinRite? it was called "zilla..." something or other I ended up using a version of eraser that's free and worked well from http://www.heidi.ie that works in windows, but you still need to have the drive partitioned to use it, but it ...
by nzimmers
Thu Sep 13, 2007 7:18 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Can someone recommend a good Disk Wipe utility?
Replies: 12
Views: 3916

thanks! I'll try it
by nzimmers
Thu Sep 13, 2007 6:48 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Can someone recommend a good Disk Wipe utility?
Replies: 12
Views: 3916

Can someone recommend a good Disk Wipe utility?

I'm going to be selling 4 HDD's and I tried a utility that wrote 0's to all sectors, but when I used a program called "activeUndelete" (which rocks!) it was able to find stuff still on there and pull it off with ease


any suggestions? I need to totally wipe these things for good
by nzimmers
Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:06 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The wife PC - Pink Raidmax O2
Replies: 10
Views: 8557

I'm a guy


But pink LOOKS COOL!!

very nice work, kudos =)

the zerothom is working pretty well for you then? I've looked at that one several times, wish I had gotten that instead of the ninja
by nzimmers
Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:15 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Strange Newegg... behavior? policy? Certainly misleading...
Replies: 9
Views: 10139

Id say what this boils down to is a case of subtle price discrimination: Newegg is treating customers differently, in one case the free shipping it offered to those customers who would only purchase a single item as Newegg elicits an impulse buy. The second case where the free shipping is not offere...
by nzimmers
Mon Sep 10, 2007 12:32 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Merom: Asus N4L-VM DH vs. Gigabyte GA-8I945GMMFY-RH
Replies: 33
Views: 17794

If you can get it. the MSI 945GT is a fantastic motherboard, the new drivers and Bios have fixed all the problem, and it's will allow overclocking and the PCI bus is frequency locked so there's no stability issues like on the Asus. granted, you can only up the frequency by about 30mhz, but it's enou...
by nzimmers
Sun Sep 09, 2007 3:43 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: any Socket P MotD mobo's out yet?
Replies: 126
Views: 88471

I'm waiting for the socket P mini-atx variants to hit the market - should be good considering what the 965 chipset is capable of.
by nzimmers
Sat Sep 08, 2007 8:51 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI 945GT speedster-A4R + Vista ?
Replies: 17
Views: 7196

just wanted to add that the new graphics driver works great - no more video problems!
by nzimmers
Sat Sep 08, 2007 4:51 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI 945GT speedster-A4R + Vista ?
Replies: 17
Views: 7196

A new video driver was released on Sept 03/2007!!!!!!!!!

check http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func ... rod_no=243

hopefully it will fix the 'defualt to laptop disply' issue + there are now vista drivers
by nzimmers
Tue Sep 04, 2007 5:40 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Desktop CPU's vs Mobile CPU's (Conroe vs Merom)
Replies: 25
Views: 11458

I have both a 945GT Speedster A4R with T7200 (as main desktop) and a Asus MA2-VM HDMI with X2 3800+ (as HTPC). Both running on the same fanless ST30NF power supply. Both computers run Vista. Only since very recently I am able to use the integrated video from the Speedster, before it would output to...
by nzimmers
Sun Sep 02, 2007 6:31 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Semi-poll of Core 2 Duo Ninja users
Replies: 46
Views: 33560

well, my Rev B isn't even flat - sure it's polished but I took a real 'flat' - a piece of steel that's milled to a high tolerance and placed it on the contact plate and it was a nightmare, light leaking through a gap in one area, a rise along one side that caused poor contact around the edges... if ...
by nzimmers
Sat Aug 25, 2007 12:00 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Desktop CPU's vs Mobile CPU's (Conroe vs Merom)
Replies: 25
Views: 11458

Re: Desktop CPU's vs Mobile CPU's (Conroe vs Merom)

- Apple used the Yonah chips for the first Intel MacMini's but is now using Conroe instead of Merom as I would have expected I don't have any Conroe systems so I don't have a good reference point for comparisons. I also haven't seen any Conroe vs Merom articles. Luna, I a pretty sure they started w...
by nzimmers
Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New build, computer won't boot.
Replies: 31
Views: 12514

just checking but, you have the power switch hooked up to the correct pins right?
by nzimmers
Wed Aug 22, 2007 3:44 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New MOTD mini-itx MB from jetway
Replies: 4
Views: 2474

New MOTD mini-itx MB from jetway

just saw this - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813153077 JetWay J9F2-KHDE-PB Socket M Intel 945GM HDMI Mini ITX Intel never seen mention of it before in the news, and I'm a little wary of Jetway, but overall it looks like it has alot of features for the money (just uner $200) ...
by nzimmers
Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:54 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Overclocking a mobile Core Duo with 533 FSB to 667!
Replies: 39
Views: 13632

I like the idea of building a system to last as I’ve been messing around with various systems for over a year now which is not my usual way. The G33 gives me the ability to move to Penryn and quad core if needed, although I can only see the need for that if I start video editing again. Choices, c...
by nzimmers
Sat Aug 11, 2007 12:26 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Overclocking a mobile Core Duo with 533 FSB to 667!
Replies: 39
Views: 13632

MSI board has problem reading the memory timing from my ram sticks too. Sometimes it reads 4,4,4,10, sometimes 5,5,5,12. I think MSI needs to update the bios. But I don't think that is going to happen since they have just update the bios to 1.4 and this mobo is not a main-stream big-seller. I’m h...
by nzimmers
Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:57 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Overclocking a mobile Core Duo with 533 FSB to 667!
Replies: 39
Views: 13632

tried clockgen, and have had some success - it allows me to set the bus speed up to 199 but computer locks above the 170mhz range so I'm feeling pretty sure now that the yonah core solo, and core duo have a tough time in the 2.3ghz+ range without a vcore bump (which is right around where the top cor...
by nzimmers
Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Overclocking a mobile Core Duo with 533 FSB to 667!
Replies: 39
Views: 13632

just got the T1350 (has the x14 multiplier) and have had some strange experiences right off the start on the MSI 945GT speedster The CPU is definitely controlling what range of bus speed overclock is available. Any cpu that is a 533FSB is going to give you a 133-165 range, and any chip that is 667FS...
by nzimmers
Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:00 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Overclocking a mobile Core Duo with 533 FSB to 667!
Replies: 39
Views: 13632

ahh - no PCI lock..... that's a terrible thing...what were they thinking! I've noticed more and more core duo's on ebay lately, they are getting downright cheap, wish I had picked up another MSI board back a few months. The MSI Axis 945GM (barebone at newegg) uses the MSI 945GM1 mini-itx motherboard...
by nzimmers
Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:35 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Overclocking a mobile Core Duo with 533 FSB to 667!
Replies: 39
Views: 13632

Guys...

I was just sniffing around - according to This review the ASUS N4L-VM board might be a good choice for overclocking chips with 533 fsb. no Vcore adjustment but shouldn't really be necessary.

it doesn't have socket 478 mounts though =(
by nzimmers
Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:29 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Overclocking a mobile Core Duo with 533 FSB to 667!
Replies: 39
Views: 13632

My ram are HP OEM'ed ram (got them cheap - like $20/1G after rebate). That may be the problem. I will play with the settings more. ahh, that might have something to do with it - Buzz - I just checked something.... I am running the exact same memory in both my server (MSI socket M Board) and my main...
by nzimmers
Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:30 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Overclocking a mobile Core Duo with 533 FSB to 667!
Replies: 39
Views: 13632

Buzz - That's really strange that you can only get 175 even though you set the divider to 533fsb setting.... what kind of ram do you have? whats the voltage requirement for the ram? I'm thinking that you have ram that requires higher voltage than the MSI board can supply, making overclocking difficu...
by nzimmers
Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:50 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Overclocking a mobile Core Duo with 533 FSB to 667!
Replies: 39
Views: 13632

I wouldn’t assume anything but wait until you can test it. I think I said something to that effect when I first met my wife..... :lol: Hopefully Buzz will come back and tell us the range of fsb speeds on his MSI board using the T2050.... looking at one of his earlier posts he did mention that he ...