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by buzzlightyear
Wed Dec 26, 2007 10:45 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: AOpen MiniPC i945G...$240 New
Replies: 7
Views: 2676

In geek.com description, it does not say anything about a drive. It does not matter to me anymore because I am at Taxachusetts. "This item ships directly from the manufacturer via FedEx and may be shipped ONLY to the 50 United States, EXCLUDING Massachusetts." Slim DVD drive and wi-fi adapter can ea...
by buzzlightyear
Wed Dec 26, 2007 9:35 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: AOpen MiniPC i945G...$240 New
Replies: 7
Views: 2676

Slim DVD drive and wi-fi adapter can easily add $80+ to the total cost.
by buzzlightyear
Fri Sep 28, 2007 7:39 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: MSI945GT speedster heatsink suggestion?
Replies: 6
Views: 2477

The MSI 945GT has a lot of room for any socket 478/9 cooler. There shouldn't be any interference problem with psm-5000. I am using an old Zalman 7000 cu cooler which may even have more cooper than the psm-5000. I have running a T2250 CPU with stock 1.3v and I don't think I can have fanless setup. Wi...
by buzzlightyear
Sat Sep 22, 2007 5:47 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: In Win BK623 - mATX Case
Replies: 14
Views: 6531

I have two of this case (read my posts above). The first mobo, MSI 945-GT Speedster, is going to be my HTPC, has a completely incompatible layout. The CPU is located at the front-edge of the mobo. I have to build a CPU partition box using heavy cardboard. The CPU fan, Zalman 7000, is completely unde...
by buzzlightyear
Tue Sep 11, 2007 1:38 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI 945GT speedster-A4R + Vista ?
Replies: 17
Views: 6322

I could not get my SATA WD3200 Caviar SE recognized as the second drive.

Is there anything special I need to do in the BIOS?


I am using the most uptodate drivers.
by buzzlightyear
Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:44 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI 945GT speedster-A4R + Vista ?
Replies: 17
Views: 6322

Look like Intel is working overtime to update these graphic drivers.
by buzzlightyear
Sun Sep 09, 2007 4:23 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI 945GT speedster-A4R + Vista ?
Replies: 17
Views: 6322

I download the version 7.14.10.1246 for Vista directly from Intel back in April. Never have any video problem. I guess it takes awhile for MSI to get their Vista version. MSI's version has a higher number 7.14.10.1277. just wanted to add that the new graphics driver works great - no more video probl...
by buzzlightyear
Fri Sep 07, 2007 6:45 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI 945GT speedster-A4R + Vista ?
Replies: 17
Views: 6322

Your display flickering may be caused by the pre 1.4 bios getting confused with graphic output. The bios can be found here http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=downloaddetail&type=bios&maincat_no=1&prod_no=243 The reason you have trouble finding it is bacause MSI has two model numbers for the sam...
by buzzlightyear
Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:49 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI 945GT speedster-A4R + Vista ?
Replies: 17
Views: 6322

I updated to v1.4 bios right away because it fixes the graphic display confusion problem. I am running T2250, oc'ed to 165fsb =2.145 ghz. I am running 32bit Vista Ultimate, two TV tuners and on-board graphic. Everything runs fine. the CPU load max'ed out at 60% when running HD TV; 80% running both H...
by buzzlightyear
Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:58 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: 120mm Panaflo WTB: Thermalright Socket A/462, DDR266 RAM
Replies: 5
Views: 2780

If you don't mind getting Zalman 7000 instead, Zalman actually sells the older/refurb HS on ebay.

In fact, they have one on sale now. Just look for ZALMAN CNPS7000B.
by buzzlightyear
Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:03 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: In Win BK623 - mATX Case
Replies: 14
Views: 6531

My second In-Win BK623 (or In-win GLS300) case came. I replaced my Biostar 6100 (Opteron 144) mATX running in a large ATX case with this tiny case. Again, I have to build a HS partition box with cardboard and tapes. I am using a stock AMD heatpipe HS running at stock 1.45v and OC'ed to 2.5mhz (actua...
by buzzlightyear
Wed Aug 22, 2007 6:14 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: E6750 Idle Temps - Do They Look About Right?
Replies: 19
Views: 6923

A lot of temp software assume the Tjunction temp for the Txx50 CPUs as 85c. That may be the case sometimes ago. Now Txx50 CPU could have either 85c or 100c. In fact most of them are 100c. Because of this error, a lot of thermal/temp software report the wrong temp-- 15c lower.
by buzzlightyear
Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:19 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: In Win BK623 - mATX Case
Replies: 14
Views: 6531

I have built a CPU partition box out of paper and scotch tapes. I used a 1" thick box about the same length and width as the DVD drive. I taped the box, after making the CPU HS opening, onto the metal optical drive frame from underneath. It looks really ugly but is functional. The idle temp went dow...
by buzzlightyear
Sun Aug 19, 2007 4:57 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: In Win BK623 - mATX Case
Replies: 14
Views: 6531

My brief experience with this case

I got the case a couple of days ago. First impression: the case is tiny. As expected, the CPU partition box does not fit neither my MSI 945GT nor my Aopen i945gtm-vhl. Both mobile mobo have the CPU located at the far front edge of the board. Moreover, the partition box is made for the Intel stock CP...
by buzzlightyear
Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:46 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: High Opty 180 temps... Should I upgrade my cooling?
Replies: 9
Views: 2984

My Operton 165 at stock 1.35v, overclocked to 2.7ghz, idles at 40-44c using Ninja with 900rpm fan. That's inside a Sonata with NO case fan... just the PSU fan.

SOmething is not right with the contact between and heatsink and the CPU.
by buzzlightyear
Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:39 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: In Win BK623 - mATX Case
Replies: 14
Views: 6531

OK. buy.com backordered for over a month. So I re-ordered from another website for $3 more today. ($44+9.5 sh) Will have it at my door in about 7 days. I ordered one from here: http://www.techonweb.com/products/productdetail.aspx?id=D88957&src=FG Another review of this case http://www.bigbruin.com/2...
by buzzlightyear
Fri Aug 10, 2007 3:51 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: RMClock with Opteron 185
Replies: 3
Views: 1768

I have been using crystalcpuid on a Opteron 165 with my DFI RS482 mobo.

It runs at 1v @ 1.8ghz (6x 300 fsb) 1375v @ 2.7ghz (9x300fsb). At 1.8ghz, it idles at around 40c using Ninji with slowest fan setting (900rpm).

Rmclock would work too.
by buzzlightyear
Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:56 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for sound deadening panels
Replies: 30
Views: 16657

I used roofing tape on my Sonata 1 case. It costed about $8. It could look better, but you can't beat the price.
by buzzlightyear
Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:34 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Overclocking a mobile Core Duo with 533 FSB to 667!
Replies: 39
Views: 12700

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. My ram a...
by buzzlightyear
Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:41 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Overclocking a mobile Core Duo with 533 FSB to 667!
Replies: 39
Views: 12700

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.
by buzzlightyear
Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:01 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Overclocking a mobile Core Duo with 533 FSB to 667!
Replies: 39
Views: 12700

smilingcrow With my MSI 945GT, I still max out at 172-175fsb using Clockgen even if I set my 663 ram to 533mhz. If I replace my T2250 with T2300, the highest fsb I can get is only 180fsb. I think I am limited by the IGP's max speed. Also I think my mobo under-volt the CPU by a little too. In term HD...
by buzzlightyear
Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:54 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Overclocking a mobile Core Duo with 533 FSB to 667!
Replies: 39
Views: 12700

It does not matter if I set the ram to 533 or 633 mhz, the fsb range in the Bios remains 133-165 mhz. We seem to be getting conflicting info with regard over-clocking the 533MHz FSB chips. humm.... I was looking into overclocking a bit more... I think I made a mistake.. the FSB frequency is determin...
by buzzlightyear
Mon Aug 06, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Overclocking a mobile Core Duo with 533 FSB to 667!
Replies: 39
Views: 12700

I am using the latest 1.4 bios right from the beginning. I understand this bios fixes the VGA/TV output confusion that causes black screen problem.

Well, I have to track down that memory divider feature.

Thanks
by buzzlightyear
Mon Aug 06, 2007 2:16 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Overclocking a mobile Core Duo with 533 FSB to 667!
Replies: 39
Views: 12700

nzimmers

Dumb question. Where is the divider setting ?
by buzzlightyear
Mon Aug 06, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Overclocking a mobile Core Duo with 533 FSB to 667!
Replies: 39
Views: 12700

nzimmers I had tried and failed to get the 5:4 memory divider to work. I think I have done something wrong. I too have DDR2 667 memory In the bios, DRAM Timing = Manual, 5,5,5,12, and System Memory Freq = 667. The fastest fsb I can can is 172fsb. Should I set the System Memory Freq to something lowe...
by buzzlightyear
Mon Aug 06, 2007 1:36 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Overclocking a mobile Core Duo with 533 FSB to 667!
Replies: 39
Views: 12700

smilingcrow. You know I am kidding about the "shut your month" part, right? On the MSI 945GT, the highest fsn I can get is 175fsb using clockgen. I am using my trusty Zalman 7000 cu on the MSI. I could run it passively with temp 40-60c. Not too bad. Also, I may be wrong. I don't think the PCI bus is...
by buzzlightyear
Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:31 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Overclocking a mobile Core Duo with 533 FSB to 667!
Replies: 39
Views: 12700

For the last two monts, I have been using a T2050 (12x533fsb) on my Aopen i945vml and a T2250 (13x533fsb) on a MSI 945GT Speedster. Both CPUs are OC'ed to 660fsb (from 133 to 166) with no voltage change (not allowed anyway)

So keep your month shut until I get a T2350 or a T2450 on eBay.
by buzzlightyear
Wed Aug 01, 2007 7:55 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Suggestions to replace ASUS N4L-VM DH + Intel C2D T7200 ?
Replies: 8
Views: 3515

No I have not done any power consumption test. In fact both rigs are running open air, waiting for a home/case. I have two 479 socket mobos AOpen i945GTm-VHL MSI 945GT Speedster A4-R. They are both available, expecially the MSI Speedster. Have you ever compared power consumption of the two boards? I...
by buzzlightyear
Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:44 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Suggestions to replace ASUS N4L-VM DH + Intel C2D T7200 ?
Replies: 8
Views: 3515

I have two 479 socket mobos

AOpen i945GTm-VHL
MSI 945GT Speedster A4-R. They are both available, expecially the MSI Speedster.
by buzzlightyear
Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:37 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: In Win BK623 - mATX Case
Replies: 14
Views: 6531

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