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by alglove
Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Madshrimps reviews CPU grease (TIM)
Replies: 24
Views: 28037

The TIM that comes pre-applied (in three stripes) on the stock HSF can be used only once. I think the 55.6 number may be a typo. Note it is not a pad; it is three blobs of TIM that melt and spread after installation, just like most aftermarket greases. Ahhh, so it is not a pad. That is where I was ...
by alglove
Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Madshrimps reviews CPU grease (TIM)
Replies: 24
Views: 28037

Can anybody explain to me why the Intel Stock Thermal Pad temperature goes down from 59.9 degC to 55.6 degC when the application method is switched from "spread" to "dollop"? It is a thermal pad. Presumably, it just sits on the bottom of the heatsink. You don't spread it, nor do you dollop it. So wh...
by alglove
Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:44 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: S12-330 has bad -5V line --- should I worry?
Replies: 20
Views: 6419

What type of Pentium III 500 is it? It is a Slot 1 CPU, or is it a Socket 370? Does it use a Coppermine core? If it is a Socket 370, it will use a Coppermine core for sure. That will have a thermal design power of 13.2 W, which is astonishingly low by today's standards (see http://processorfinder.in...
by alglove
Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New levels of marketing stupidity - Ultra X3 1600W PSU
Replies: 28
Views: 11200

I am not sure I could run that thing at full power without tripping the circuit breaker in my apartment. As I recall, my apartment's 120V circuits only go up to 10 or 15 amps.

Too bad it does not come with an optional 208V/240V input. I could unplug my oven and use this in its place!
by alglove
Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:04 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: S12-330 has bad -5V line --- should I worry?
Replies: 20
Views: 6419

Adrian, if it makes you feel any better, I have an Abit BM6 motherboard running just fine without the -5V rail... floppy and all. This motherboard is also 8 years old. The original CPU was a Celeron 433. In terms of actual usage, I think the -5V rail was already history long before this motherboard ...
by alglove
Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:43 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Single DVI Low Profile VGA Card -> 2 x Monitors?
Replies: 3
Views: 1902

The ones I have seen are actually DS59 connectors that get split into two DVI's.
by alglove
Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:35 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte P35 Lineup - Revision 2.0
Replies: 52
Views: 27483

Aside from swapping the locations of the serial/parallel ports and USB ports... (even if the motherboard does not come with a serial/parallel bracket, you could probably find one separately...) ...take a look at the motherboard itself. The rev 1.1 board has zillions of little components all over it....
by alglove
Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:02 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Replaced Dell fan: BIOS no system fan detected. Workaround?
Replies: 15
Views: 10364

Since I get the "no system fan" warning, I'm a bit worried that the BIOS may be confused. Maybe the BIOS expects a certain RPM from Dell fans? As a matter of fact, "Adjust minimum speed of threshold for system fan detection," was one of the issues addresses in BIOS revision A08. 8) The current BIOS...
by alglove
Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:38 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair HX520 for Athlon XP
Replies: 4
Views: 2496

No, -5V is not needed. For the most part, -5V has not been used since the days of ISA slots... very old ISA slots, at that. If it makes you feel any better, I used to have an Athlon XP 3000+ with an Epox 8RDA+ motherboard (another nForce2 motherboard from around that time). The lack of a -5V rail ma...
by alglove
Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:07 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which chipsets support hot-UNplugging of HDDs under Win XP?
Replies: 11
Views: 4079

I have had no problems using the "stop/disconnect" icon method on an integrated nForce4 chipset. Thank you for mentioning that. :) The NVIDIA chipset computer that I mentioned earlier was not my own, but one that I was repairing. It is possible that there was a driver issue or BIOS setting that pre...
by alglove
Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:00 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet 3x DVI output Video?
Replies: 2
Views: 1718

Hi, Dutch2. OK, I see that your motherboard has two PCI-E graphics slots. Good, that should make things easier. You may have to do some fiddling with the BIOS to get the second card to work. I am not positive, since I do not have this motherboard, but I would try these: Dual Slot Configuration: Enab...
by alglove
Wed Aug 01, 2007 2:59 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Replaced Dell fan: BIOS no system fan detected. Workaround?
Replies: 15
Views: 10364

Here is what I did with my sister's Dell Dimension 8100 (1.4 GHz P4), which also has a "non-standard" fan connector and the "No System Fan" detected error message in the BIOS: It turns out that the pinouts in the non-standard fan connector are actually exactly the same as the "normal" 3-pin fan conn...
by alglove
Mon Jul 30, 2007 3:34 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Need MicroATX motherboard with AGP 3.3v slot
Replies: 12
Views: 4529

It looks like there are a few AOpen MX3S motherboards available on eBay right now. Will those do? Btw, on eBay, go to "Computers & Networking" --> " Desktop & Laptop Components" --> "Motherboards for Desktop PC" --> "Socket 370 Motherboard" and do a search on "AGP", including within the descriptions...
by alglove
Mon Jul 30, 2007 3:04 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which chipsets support hot-UNplugging of HDDs under Win XP?
Replies: 11
Views: 4079

Hmmm, as I understand it, Skazka is talking about hot-unplugging the drives by going to the Windows system tray (down by the clock) and using the "Safely Stop/Remove a Device" icon. As I understand it, this makes going into the Device Manager and disabling all the write caching options unnecessary. ...
by alglove
Thu Jul 21, 2005 3:55 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Wiring problem connecting Fan Controller to Artic Cooler 5.
Replies: 10
Views: 2947

Keep playing with it some. The catch is usually in the form of a hook, with the base of the hook toward the end of the connector. If you concentrate on the part of the slot away from the end, you can usually squeeze the hook together enough so that the wire will slide out. As you can tell, this is p...
by alglove
Thu Jul 21, 2005 2:48 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Wiring problem connecting Fan Controller to Artic Cooler 5.
Replies: 10
Views: 2947

If you are patient, you can reverse the wires on the female connection. Typically, the wires are not soldered in, but merely use a "catch" to hold them in place. If you look at the side (not the end) of the female connector, you can usually see some slots that run parallel to the wires. If you use a...
by alglove
Thu Jul 21, 2005 2:38 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Help on project
Replies: 6
Views: 1809

Here are some links to places specializing in old computers. You may find some more info there, especially since there are people there who actually still have these things running. http://www.digibarn.com http://www.vintage-computer.com http://www.old-computers.com http://www.trailingedge.com One t...
by alglove
Thu Jul 21, 2005 12:50 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help with vibration noises
Replies: 7
Views: 2527

Glad to read you took care of the vibration problems!

As for the airflow noise, what happens if you turn off the two 60mm fans, and run with only the 120mm fan? How does this affect noise and temperature?
by alglove
Thu Jul 21, 2005 12:36 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Semi-neophyte upgrade question
Replies: 6
Views: 2524

Since both motherboards use a VIA chipset, I would give a straight motherboard+CPU swap a decent chance of success. I recommend installing the latest VIA Hyperion chipset drivers before you make the swap. That makes it less of a chore for Windows to correctly recognize the new motherboard. By prepar...
by alglove
Thu Jul 21, 2005 12:27 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Power on problem with Abit KD7
Replies: 3
Views: 1832

The power on problem could be because of some weird BIOS Power Management bug. Maybe when you turn the power supply on, the motherboard "thinks" it sees a Wake-on-LAN (WOL) signal coming from the integrated ethernet controller, so the entire motherboard wakes up with it. Try turning the power supply...
by alglove
Thu Jul 21, 2005 8:31 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Does epoxy containing steel conduct electricity?
Replies: 7
Views: 3269

Phew, I didn't know that. So, do I need that for watercooling to protect my hardware or can I just use as5? (charge leak to copper to water to copper to other components) Swivelguy2 is right about the charge leak not occurring under normal circumstances. Also, Arctic Silver 5 is formulated not to c...
by alglove
Thu Jul 21, 2005 8:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Semi-neophyte upgrade question
Replies: 6
Views: 2524

It usually depends on how well WinME can detect your new hardware. Sometimes it works pretty well, other times it makes a mess of things. Can you post your old system specs and your new system specs?
by alglove
Wed Jul 20, 2005 4:26 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How not to build a system...
Replies: 20
Views: 6032

A 3500+ AMD64 Winchester is a 2.2 GHz socket 939. AFAIK the DFI LanParty nF4-Ultra D supports it. Perhaps you're confusing it with the Athlon XP? In merovingian's defense, I am pretty sure that he realizes that the Athlon 64 3500+ and the DFI LanParty nF4-Ultra D do go together. I think he was just...
by alglove
Wed Jul 20, 2005 2:47 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Does epoxy containing steel conduct electricity?
Replies: 7
Views: 3269

Actually, that would be Arctic Alumina Thermal Adhesive, not "Aluminum". Alumina is an oxide of aluminum, which makes it a nonconducting, noncapacitive ceramic material. Besides, it makes Googling for it easier. :wink:
by alglove
Wed Jul 20, 2005 2:11 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help with vibration noises
Replies: 7
Views: 2527

Re: Need help with vibration noises

Now my problem is that I still have some fan noise, mostly air noise though but also some sort of turbulence noise. I also have some vibration occuring in the case. If I press on the side (top) of the case the vibration noise is reduced a bit. If I remove the side of the case the noise seems to dro...
by alglove
Wed Jul 20, 2005 1:41 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Lower-power-consumption video card or new PSU?
Replies: 2
Views: 1294

What about something like fitting an Arctic Cooling NV Silencer 1 (Rev. 2) to your Ti4400? That way, you would remove much of the heat directly, as opposed to having it heat up your case.
by alglove
Wed Jul 20, 2005 1:35 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How not to build a system...
Replies: 20
Views: 6032

huh? Well, at least we are all in agreement now! :P Actually, merovingian *did* point out that RAID 0 does not help real world performance. Thing is, I don't think MikeC ever said anything about a RAID 0 array. He just had 2 Western Digital 10k Raptors in there, probably just to prove the point tha...
by alglove
Tue Jul 19, 2005 12:58 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New case from Gigabyte - 3d Aurora
Replies: 6
Views: 2573

A bit large for my taste, though I can see using it as a workgroup server chassis. If you look this up on the Gigabyte website, it even includes a "Discretely located internal toolbox ideal for storage." :shock:
by alglove
Tue Jul 19, 2005 12:47 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Thermaltake claims complete fanless system
Replies: 22
Views: 7991

Gotcha. :)
by alglove
Tue Jul 19, 2005 12:31 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung P120 200GB Hard Drive Review
Replies: 53
Views: 54075

The jumper is what makes it compatible with SATA 150. :wink: