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by gazebo
Sun Oct 08, 2006 10:06 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Turion supported desktop motherboards
Replies: 107
Views: 129102

I just bought a Turion ML-32 and a Socket 754 motherboard (Foxconn 760GXK8MC-RS) at bargain prices on Ebay (GBP26 and GBP11 respectively!) for an HTPC I'm building. I hoped that this combination would work as the 760GXK8Mb was reported as supporting Turion chips on that Japanese site. The processor ...
by gazebo
Mon May 01, 2006 4:59 am
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Samsung T133, comparative impressions
Replies: 12
Views: 13674

Gazebo, I have 4 Samsung SP08x2N HDDs. The most recent purchase was an SP0842N, and it ran 7C hotter than the other 3. But when I checked the HDD temp immediately after an overnight cold start, I discovered the startup temperature was 7C higher than the room ambient. In other words, the reported te...
by gazebo
Sun Apr 23, 2006 1:31 am
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Samsung T133, comparative impressions
Replies: 12
Views: 13674

Ah! A couple of posts earlier you state that the 300G is suspended beneath the cooler disk. You'll find that if you reverse the positions of the two disks, the temperatures will reverse too. The cause of your higher temperature is suspension. As I personally discovered recently, suspension dramatic...
by gazebo
Sat Apr 15, 2006 3:21 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Samsung T133, comparative impressions
Replies: 12
Views: 13674

Yep the two discs display the same temperature at startup. The 300Gb disk is very noticably the hotter of the two after the disks warm up.

I've learnt to treat disk manufacturers specs with a pinch of salt over the years.
by gazebo
Fri Apr 14, 2006 2:40 am
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Samsung T133, comparative impressions
Replies: 12
Views: 13674

I returned my Samsung 250gb drive last year because its seek noise was far too loud - certainly not at all in line with SPCR's review. Despite this experience I just bought a HD300LD drive and installed it in my PC alongside a P80. I am glad to say that the seek noise is low - certainly within a dB ...
by gazebo
Mon May 24, 2004 12:29 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Sticky for the UK
Replies: 107
Views: 211537

Don't be too sure about ordering from Mcmaster from the UK. Despite their site offering worldwide shipping and no minimum order, this was the reply I got when I tried to order some sorbothane. We decline to bid on your inquiry. Our export business is very limited and we prefer to do business only wi...
by gazebo
Mon Mar 15, 2004 3:49 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sorbothane hardness, gluing, thickness, and UK availability
Replies: 13
Views: 4191

Being UK based, I too found that McMaster's customer service did not inspire confidence - just give us your credit card number and we will debit an unspecified amount. (No we can't tell you how much it will cost beforehand, how we will dispatch it or even check with you before dispatch!!). However I...