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by johpe
Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:14 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron Aurum Gold 400 or Seasonic ss-300et or ?
Replies: 12
Views: 6680

Re: Fortron Aurum Gold 400 or Seasonic ss-300et or ?

Yeah I think I'll just have to go with the 400w Seasonic fanless since that is the only one that seems readily available. And as you say, in the end there wont be that much difference in watts anyway. But it is a bit annoying that there seem to exist 250 and 300 watts 80+ gold PSUs but you can't buy...
by johpe
Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:57 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron Aurum Gold 400 or Seasonic ss-300et or ?
Replies: 12
Views: 6680

Re: Fortron Aurum Gold 400 or Seasonic ss-300et or ?

Thanks for the follow up. Really interesting post since I'm planning on building a very similar system; - i7-2600k, was planning to use a 2600S but saw that idle power was more or less the same anyway. - MSI z68 board since they seem to consume a little less than the asus ones. - 1x Ocz vertex 3 120...
by johpe
Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Apex MI-008: A Cheap Quiet mini-ITX Case?
Replies: 62
Views: 47415

Great review, I see that you tested some HD material (720p and 1080p) and I'm really curious to whether the dual core Atom 330 processor manages to playback 1080p material without any problems?
by johpe
Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:09 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Any Merom (C2D) mATX??
Replies: 18
Views: 7354

Re: Speedster stability

That is a good idea hooking the case fan to the header of the cpu. I'll be running it in an Antec P180 again and I'll definitely try that. The Zalman does not collide with the PCIe graphics? Or did you have to bend the fins? Yeah I had to bend 3-4 fins a little bit, if I wanted to though, I could s...
by johpe
Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:11 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Any Merom (C2D) mATX??
Replies: 18
Views: 7354

Re: Speedster stability

i am also looking in upgrading my current rig to the merom speedster. i currently also run mythtv on mine. could you post the exact specs of your machine? ram, graphics etc? do you use an additional graphics card? many thanks Here comes the specs: - Core 2 Duo T7200 Merom - MSI 945GT Speedster-A4R ...
by johpe
Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:37 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Any Merom (C2D) mATX??
Replies: 18
Views: 7354

Zalman with vga card

Since I cool the processor passively it works with a Zalman 7000 and a VGA card. But I had to bend the outer fins (closes to the vga card) a little bit so they don't touch the card.
by johpe
Wed Feb 28, 2007 2:10 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Any Merom (C2D) mATX??
Replies: 18
Views: 7354

New bios for Speedster

Just answering my own post to let people know that now finally the MSI 945GT Speedster A4R works perfectly with a Core 2 Duo Merom processor. No more hangs or freezes. This is due to a BIOS update that MSI recently released (version 1.30). The strange thing is that you can only find this bios on MSI...
by johpe
Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:06 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Any Merom (C2D) mATX??
Replies: 18
Views: 7354

Speedster stability

I can also mention that swapping the cpu coolers retention bracket on the Speedster-A4R to a standard 478p one is very easy and works very well. I now cool my Merom processor (T7200) passively with a Zalman 7000 Cu and it never goes above 65C with dual instances of cpuburn running. As for stability,...
by johpe
Sun Feb 25, 2007 2:31 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Any Merom (C2D) mATX??
Replies: 18
Views: 7354

No need for a supported CPU

I have got the MSI Speedster-A4R 945GT and sure the it came with the old version of the bios that does not support C2D Merom processors. BUT the good news is that you do NOT need a supported CPU to update the bios. In the manual you can read about a jumper that makes the motherboard boot from a flop...