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by wjdashwood
Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Argon AR01 & AR03 CPU Coolers
Replies: 10
Views: 8446

Re: SilverStone Argon AR01 & AR03 CPU Coolers

Thanks for the info MikeC. I'll take a punt :)
by wjdashwood
Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Argon AR01 & AR03 CPU Coolers
Replies: 10
Views: 8446

Re: SilverStone Argon AR01 & AR03 CPU Coolers

Does anyone know if the AR01 (or indeed any heatsink) can it be mounted in either orientation? By that I mean so that in a tower case the fins spread out horizontally? I see from the image in the review that the heatsink is normally mounted parallel to the rear of the motherboard. I want to mount it...
by wjdashwood
Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:08 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Tiché PC HDD Vibration Killer
Replies: 44
Views: 25747

Re: Tiché PC HDD Vibration Killer

I'd happily buy one if I can get it in the UK.
by wjdashwood
Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:40 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Smallest - cheapest AMD AM2+/AM3 motherboard
Replies: 8
Views: 4557

I just bought the MSI 785GM-E51 AMD 785G from eBuyer for £50. Does that count as budget? It seems very good value for money but I haven't had chance to put it through it's paces as yet.
by wjdashwood
Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:46 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Ideal mobo for AMD Athlon II X4 620
Replies: 1
Views: 1470

In the end I went for the following:

AMD Athlon II X4 620 2.6GHz
MSI 785GM-E51 AMD 785G
OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz/PC3-10666 Platinum Kit CL7

I'll post how I get on with it later.
by wjdashwood
Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:24 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Ideal mobo for AMD Athlon II X4 620
Replies: 1
Views: 1470

Ideal mobo for AMD Athlon II X4 620

Been gone a while but after my current PC decided to die I'm back in research mode for a replacement. Fortunately I'd already got the Athlon II X4 620 on my radar after reading a few very positive reviews, including the possibility of unlocking the L3 cache effectively making it a Phenom. I use my P...
by wjdashwood
Tue Sep 18, 2007 6:50 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Opinions on ECS AMD690GM-M2
Replies: 0
Views: 1065

Opinions on ECS AMD690GM-M2

Considering an upgrade and looking at using a X2 BE-2300 and an ECS AMD690GM-M2 motherboard, simply because it's really cheap at eBuyer . There doesn't seem to be much discussion of this board on here so I was wondering if anyone had used it and had opinions of it? Reviews seem good and I'd probably...
by wjdashwood
Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upcoming (~budget) build
Replies: 12
Views: 4536

Hehe, unfortunately, no. Less cache means more memory activity, which actually means higher consumption :) (but not enough to really care about in desktop or even mobile systems). Wouldn't that depend on the algorithms being run and how much cache they use? I just seem to recall reading on here som...
by wjdashwood
Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:40 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upcoming (~budget) build
Replies: 12
Views: 4536

Is it logical to think that the X2 3600+ will kick out less heat due to it having half the cache? If so it would make a great processor even better.
by wjdashwood
Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:36 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upcoming (~budget) build
Replies: 12
Views: 4536

Yeah I would definitely wait for the prices to drop with your retailers over there. Some great bargains to be had over here.
by wjdashwood
Wed Feb 14, 2007 8:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upcoming (~budget) build
Replies: 12
Views: 4536

Personally I'd go for a X2 3800+ as it's an absolute steal after the recent price reduction. I'm planning on building a system with the same motherboard as you but onboard graphics would be fine for me so I'll be spending the money on better RAM.
by wjdashwood
Wed Mar 15, 2006 2:15 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel ships 31W Core Duo-based Xeon LV (Sossaman)
Replies: 2
Views: 1747

Intel ships 31W Core Duo-based Xeon LV (Sossaman)

Intel begins shipping Sossaman today and the pricing doesn't look too bad. Not really for us consumers but wonderd what people's thoughts are on Intel's new chip or is this old news?
by wjdashwood
Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:36 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Pin mod to undervolt Pentium D 820 in Dell Dimension 5150C
Replies: 5
Views: 2912

Sorry for the delay. I don't have those options on there, only the hard drive temp.
by wjdashwood
Thu Mar 09, 2006 4:17 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Pin mod to undervolt Pentium D 820 in Dell Dimension 5150C
Replies: 5
Views: 2912

Couldn't see any VCore reporting in PC Wizard but as it's made by same people as CPU-Z I would guess they'd use the same code anyway.
by wjdashwood
Thu Mar 09, 2006 3:53 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Pin mod to undervolt Pentium D 820 in Dell Dimension 5150C
Replies: 5
Views: 2912

Thanks for your input jaganath, I'll try PC Wizard. I don't think there's any way a cheap Dell mobo could supply 3v so I'm sure it's a misreading.
by wjdashwood
Thu Mar 09, 2006 2:57 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Pin mod to undervolt Pentium D 820 in Dell Dimension 5150C
Replies: 5
Views: 2912

Pin mod to undervolt Pentium D 820 in Dell Dimension 5150C

I picked up a Dell Dimension 5150C for �370 for a friend yesterday. 2GB of DDR533, 160GB Samsung Spinpoint, Pentium D 2.8GHz dual core all in a tiny BTX case. Absolute bargain for him, even though there's not enough room for tinkering for me. Anyway, the processor is kicking out so much heat that ...
by wjdashwood
Wed Mar 08, 2006 1:32 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Mobile P3 1ghz..socket 478...20W.
Replies: 10
Views: 4077

Yet again Intel confusing names take another victim. Thought I'd step in just to say Mobile Pentium 4 M's do work in normal socket 478 motherboards (and very well I might add), Pentium M's do not. I actually have one of these socket 478 mobile P3's around here somewhere (might have been the person w...
by wjdashwood
Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:25 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Packard Bell Store & Save
Replies: 9
Views: 3483

I don't think I really need 400GB anyway. Saving the pennies at the moment anyway.
by wjdashwood
Thu Feb 16, 2006 6:44 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Packard Bell Store & Save
Replies: 9
Views: 3483

You know I must have broke about 50 of those damn pins but I still can't remember which it is. Double check: http://will.dashwood.me.uk/pentium4m.htm
by wjdashwood
Thu Feb 16, 2006 4:08 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Packard Bell Store & Save
Replies: 9
Views: 3483

Getting a bit OT

Thanks for the returns tip. Might give it a try. Good to see my name is still recognised! I shut down the forum after the last spam attack as I just don't have time to maintain the site (running my own web design business now). Today I'm hoping to get round to removing that embarrassment of a home p...
by wjdashwood
Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:56 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Packard Bell Store & Save
Replies: 9
Views: 3483

Packard Bell Store & Save

PC World have a rather good deal (yes, wouldn't of expected it myself) on this Packard Bell Store & Save . Here's the spec . Anyone know what it's like for quiet running and general performance? What manufacture do they use for the hard drive? Could do with something to dump all my data on and 400GB...
by wjdashwood
Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:58 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Gigabyte's RAM drive card w/battery backup...
Replies: 348
Views: 162935

Fantastic! They obviously believe they have a strong product idea even before it's hit the shelf. I'll be waiting for the updated version of course.
by wjdashwood
Tue Dec 20, 2005 2:09 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Gigabyte's RAM drive card w/battery backup...
Replies: 348
Views: 162935

I think I'll wait to see if it turns up cheaper.
by wjdashwood
Mon Dec 19, 2005 11:58 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Gigabyte's RAM drive card w/battery backup...
Replies: 348
Views: 162935

$ or £?
by wjdashwood
Fri Nov 25, 2005 12:36 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Pentium-M 478 vs 479, WHATS THE DIFF??
Replies: 23
Views: 18109

Thanks |Romeo|, I always skip straight to the pin layout pages :oops:
by wjdashwood
Thu Nov 24, 2005 2:57 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Pentium-M 478 vs 479, WHATS THE DIFF??
Replies: 23
Views: 18109

As Quiet Riot mentioned, I think they both actually have 478 pins and yes there is only 1 pin layout for the Pentium M so either should work fine.
by wjdashwood
Thu Nov 24, 2005 3:47 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Pentium-M 478 vs 479, WHATS THE DIFF??
Replies: 23
Views: 18109

It's always confused me too and I've done my research! One thing we can say for sure is that no matter if it has 478 or 479 pins it still won't work in a desktop unless it's one of those designed to handle Pentium M's.

Let me know if you come up with an answer.
by wjdashwood
Sat Nov 19, 2005 10:26 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Soundcard - alternatives to Creative
Replies: 39
Views: 12260

Here's my thoughts. I have a Terratec Aureon 7.1 Space and have that wired straight in to my Samson Servo 170 amp (complete overkill and noisier than my PC but sounds solid) which drives a pair of Tannoy Reveal near field monitors. So it's a decent rig which I bought when I was doing Music Tech at c...
by wjdashwood
Thu Oct 20, 2005 3:27 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: My little guide to Mobile Pentium 4 M processors
Replies: 58
Views: 35320

There are absolutely no guarantees either way I'm afraid but if you break the pin, the worst that could happen (I guess) is that the processor still runs at 100x12 because the motherboard/BIOS doesn't support a 133MHz bus speed. I have to say it's very likely that it won't work because laptops are n...