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by apocalypse80
Tue Jun 15, 2004 3:31 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What's Best Ram? My system I'm gonna build.
Replies: 80
Views: 46826

Well 270fsb on an Intel system isn't that high , I guess that any motherboard could handle it with the right ram. That said , the world record for fsb belongs to an (extremely modded) IC7-G doing a bit over 400fsb. No manufacturer is perfect. Many people had problems with Abit AN7 until later bios r...
by apocalypse80
Tue Jun 15, 2004 1:36 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What's Best Ram? My system I'm gonna build.
Replies: 80
Views: 46826

Damn , I stand corrected , it seems there is a hack to get 3.8Vdimm , although it doesn't seem to work all the time or on all boards. That's pretty nice for BH-5 ram , although 3.8V will require huge heatsinks (not heatspreaders) and some fan over the ram to avoid meltdown. My point isn't that the D...
by apocalypse80
Mon Jun 14, 2004 1:45 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What's Best Ram? My system I'm gonna build.
Replies: 80
Views: 46826

A few corrections. The DFIs give 3.3Vdimm. To get over 3.3V you'll need to mod the motherboard AND the PSU's +3.3V rail. And DFI users also depend on hacked bioses to get by. In fact , DFI's regular bioses not only suffer in overclocking , but are also barely functional... And to clear a misconsepti...
by apocalypse80
Mon Jun 14, 2004 7:09 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: When GPU overheats, does it crash or artifact first?
Replies: 6
Views: 2563

From what I've seen , unstable memory usually leads to huge artifacts while an unstable GPU can lead to random crashes and freezes. So probably the GPU is the problem. Just try putting a fan near the Zalman or maybe underclock the GPU a bit just to make sure. You also might want to reseat the cooler.
by apocalypse80
Mon Jun 14, 2004 3:29 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What's Best Ram? My system I'm gonna build.
Replies: 80
Views: 46826

First of all , in an AthonXP system , you shouldn't buy anything over PC3500. All PC3700 and above have disgusting timings (3-4-4-8 anyone?) in order to get very high fsb. That works for Intel systems (not that great) , but in an AthlonXP system , you will NOT be getting 260+ fsb , not in any easy w...
by apocalypse80
Sat Jun 12, 2004 5:53 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Anyone tried this muffler
Replies: 4
Views: 1803

I made one out of a dead psu. Emptied it's case , hacked it up as necessary , lined with foam and bolted to the outer side of the case. BTW , my case has a removable PSU mounting plate , so I just had to reverse it , in order for the muffler to bolt on it. The actual PSU is not bolted , just sitting...
by apocalypse80
Sat Jun 12, 2004 5:43 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling with a refrigerator - possible? Advisable?
Replies: 8
Views: 3602

I agree with Mojo-Chan , refrigerators can't handle a continuous heat load , so it will only work for a very short time ( = not worth it ). Even so , if you turn the pc off long enough , the water will get very cold and condensation will form ( = you'll need insulation ). So , I don't think it's eit...
by apocalypse80
Wed Jun 09, 2004 8:48 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Help with and discuss my project
Replies: 20
Views: 7284

Most waterblocks are fitted with 1/2" barbs.
I believe that swiftech makes adapters for 1/2" ID tubing (I remember seeing something like that in their site).
by apocalypse80
Wed Jun 09, 2004 5:16 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Help with and discuss my project
Replies: 20
Views: 7284

I have a 1250. I agree with chylld's remarks about 20-25% better flow than 1048 , it is also significantly louder , hotter and more expensive. But , in my experience the temperature difference is more like 3-4°C (with a 100-120W cpu) , so around 0.03C/W. That is , considering that you have a radiato...
by apocalypse80
Fri Jun 04, 2004 4:56 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: WaterCooling the NorthBridge and VGA only suggestions
Replies: 27
Views: 5495

Why do you want an second independent loop? I suggest you try adding blocks to the reserator. Your cpu (2.6@3.0) is a piece of cake for watercooling , your vga is also pretty cool and the nb produces very little heat anyway. Actually , I doubt if your cpu+vga+nb produce as much heat as my cpu alone ...
by apocalypse80
Fri Jun 04, 2004 12:41 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive cooling on GeForce2 MX400
Replies: 7
Views: 3103

My second PC has a GF4MX 460 , which had a whinny little fan. I just epoxied a cpu HS on it. An aluminum boxed one from an AMD cpu (without fan). It keeps cool just fine and even allows more overclocking than the stock HS. I suppose you could get something like that pretty cheap or you might even ha...
by apocalypse80
Wed Jun 02, 2004 7:32 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Mobile Barton 2500 - owners and wannabe owners...
Replies: 155
Views: 126458

Yes , I know about the mods , but haven't done any voltmods on this motherboard. That's because while BH-5 can take high voltages , most people using >3.2V 24/7 do it with ***ACTIVE*** cooling on the memory.... Hell , my memory doesn't even have heatspreaders... Plus , if you want to deliver over 3....
by apocalypse80
Mon May 31, 2004 6:20 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: <---:-O
Replies: 19
Views: 4041

Will that even fit inside the case? It should be pretty close. One note though , while the Inq says this is a Prescott HS , the motherboard's plastic frame (under the HS) doesn't look like socket 478 or LGA 775. It looks like AMD socket 754... EDIT: Just looked at the ASUS site... The motherboard pi...
by apocalypse80
Fri May 28, 2004 12:04 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What is a good cool graphics card?
Replies: 5
Views: 2445

A 9600pro/XT will be a lot cooler , but it will also be a lot slower. It may be a good choise , if you can live without AA & AF. Since your problem seems to be moving the heat out of the case , a VGA silencer would be another option , since it dumps heat directly out. A watercooling solution would o...
by apocalypse80
Fri May 14, 2004 5:47 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How quiet is the arctic VGA silencer on a 9800 PRO?
Replies: 9
Views: 3235

At low it's very quiet , at high it's pretty noisy but always hugely quieter than the reference ATI cooler.

Overclocking it is pretty easy , but your card may or may not reach 9800XT speeds.
The easiest way to overclock it should be ATItool , since it also automatically tests for artifacts.
by apocalypse80
Thu May 06, 2004 6:21 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Pumps. In-Tank or In-Line: which is the quietest?
Replies: 9
Views: 4631

I suppose you're going to remove the inlet barb (it's useless when submerged) and the plastic feet. Without them , the pump is around 5.5"L x 3.5"W x 3.5"H (without the outlet barb). Since you want all of it to be submerged + the 1 inch clearance + the thikness of the tank , I suppose you'll need a ...
by apocalypse80
Wed May 05, 2004 3:46 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Pumps. In-Tank or In-Line: which is the quietest?
Replies: 9
Views: 4631

From what I've seen , submerged works better for silencing. However some means of vibration dumpening is still required (again from what I've seen , sponges seem to work OK). As for heat , when inline , most of the pump's heat is passed to the water , when submerged , all the pump's heat is passed t...
by apocalypse80
Fri Apr 30, 2004 11:08 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: box is together! -- ram performance, etc questions
Replies: 22
Views: 6313

From what I've seen , in most BH-5 chips , +0.1V = + 8-10mhz fsb.
BH-6 , from what I hear behave much like BH-5 , so with +0.13V you should get +10-13 mhz....
That is , if your motherboard can handle it.

Are you convinced yet? :lol:
by apocalypse80
Thu Apr 29, 2004 2:26 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: box is together! -- ram performance, etc questions
Replies: 22
Views: 6313

Not all CH-5 sticks have voltage regulation , very few actually , most work just fine with obscene voltages. Not even the ras-to-cas = 3 is a law for CH-5. There have been reports of (very rare) CH-5 sticks working with 2-2-2-x at 200+ fsb , but only on nforce2 motherboards and not showing any impro...
by apocalypse80
Thu Apr 29, 2004 6:36 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: box is together! -- ram performance, etc questions
Replies: 22
Views: 6313

@ trodas Any very thin wire will do , as long as it's not insulated. However , to my knowledge , the L12 mod helps only on Abit NF7 & NF7-S , so I see no reason for you to do it. Nate's zalman should be cooler than yours , he has much better case ventilation + a fan right next to it (the cpu fan). @...
by apocalypse80
Wed Apr 28, 2004 3:58 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: My old Northbridge is stuck on. 'Elp.
Replies: 5
Views: 2260

Epox and their pink gum...
Try twisting it out.
Otherwise , heat it up with a hairdryer , then twist it out of place.
In case you use a hairdryer , take care , since the HS will get VERY hot.
by apocalypse80
Wed Apr 28, 2004 3:51 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Mobile Barton 2500 - owners and wannabe owners...
Replies: 155
Views: 126458

The Tbred 2400 is rated @ 68.3Watts , while the mobile 2500+ is rated @ 45Watts.
I guess you should see a 23Watt reduction in power consumption.
by apocalypse80
Wed Apr 28, 2004 3:43 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: box is together! -- ram performance, etc questions
Replies: 22
Views: 6313

Welcome to the wonderfully frustrating world of overclocking.

Sh*t , almost forgot , make sure you set "AGP frequency" at 66mhz , NOT auto.
by apocalypse80
Wed Apr 28, 2004 3:40 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Low 5v rail. Too man 5V fans?
Replies: 11
Views: 2867

Did you change the multimeter's batteries?
Your issue sounds more like wrong readings and that will happen if your multimeter's batteries are too low.
by apocalypse80
Wed Apr 28, 2004 3:27 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: box is together! -- ram performance, etc questions
Replies: 22
Views: 6313

The modded tictac bios has all the benefits of bios D10 (working 10x and 10.5x , no 222fsb wall) , plus all the corrections that abit did since the original bios. There is no reason to prefer D10 over D22 alpha 1. I haven't tried any other tictac bioses , so they might be better , but D22 alpha 1 wa...
by apocalypse80
Tue Apr 27, 2004 1:16 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: box is together! -- ram performance, etc questions
Replies: 22
Views: 6313

I think that the zalman on the nb should get very hot , but then again you aren't using a high chipset voltage so I'm not sure. If everything else fails , remove it and reassemble (you might have bad contact). For modded bios , look here http://s6.invisionfree.com/underclock/index.php?showtopic=9 I'...
by apocalypse80
Tue Apr 27, 2004 3:15 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: box is together! -- ram performance, etc questions
Replies: 22
Views: 6313

The 3 corresponds to ras to cas delay , since your memory uses CH-5 chips , it 99.9% can't work with ras to cas = 2. Chipset voltage is the voltage fed to the northbridge. Increasing it helps reach higher fsb , but overheats the nb. Row active of 11 is almost always better for nforce2 motherboards. ...
by apocalypse80
Mon Apr 26, 2004 2:21 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Quietest processor for the money
Replies: 11
Views: 2788

A mobile barton will run just fine on most desktop motherboards. However some motherboards will have a problem with autodetecting it and most can't give 1.45V so they'll overvolt it to the next available value. A mobile @ 530mhz , 0.925V would consume ~5Watts. But I don't think any motherboard can s...
by apocalypse80
Mon Apr 26, 2004 8:54 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Well guys I screwed it up
Replies: 8
Views: 3058

So your problem is the shim (the metallic square around the core)? I solved that by filing the base of the silencer by 0.5mm as to create a square that is smaller than the shim , so now my silencer has perfect contact with the core and doesn't touch the shim at all. Beware that if you do that or if ...
by apocalypse80
Mon Apr 26, 2004 4:55 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Review in Swedish of Zalman Reserator
Replies: 43
Views: 19474

10 degrees worse than a good watercooling loop @ 100 Watts , even with a fan blowing over it , doesn't sound too promising. However I'd also like some mention of what fans were used during testing , both on the reserator and the other rad. A guy in another forum I frequent got a reserator and used i...