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by joemadeus
Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:10 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: MiniITX Motherboard Tray
Replies: 23
Views: 15152

Re: FS: MiniITX Motherboard Tray

Re: the drive cage, this is where a picture is worth a 1,000 words. Unfortunately, I have a clear image in my head, and no time to transcribe that to paper (or digital media) ;)

mushbert is right, depending on the angle of the cable, you should be able to use one.


-j
by joemadeus
Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:20 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: MiniITX Motherboard Tray
Replies: 23
Views: 15152

Re: FS: MiniITX Motherboard Tray

I'm sorry -- I didn't realize that there were replies here until another user found my auction on eBay for these parts and alerted me. I thought this thread had died! I still have two of these left. Depending on how quickly they sell, I may have another lot of them machined, but I still can't decide...
by joemadeus
Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:20 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: MiniITX Motherboard Tray
Replies: 23
Views: 15152

FS: MiniITX Motherboard Tray

I had some MiniITX motherboard trays machined for a scratch build I was doing for myself. Unfortunately (or fortunately, who knows) I had to order a minimum of five to get the costs down. I know some people are/were in the same predicament I was in: you need to mount the motherboard, but figuring ou...
by joemadeus
Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:36 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: MiniITX Motherboard Trays
Replies: 2
Views: 2620

Re: MiniITX Motherboard Trays

Nice. For someone looking for the same thing... but for ATX and Micro ATX boards, PerformancePCs.com sells Lian Li motherboard trays. http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=130_210_750_753 That was the odd thing to me: Lian Li & others make motherboard trays for Micr...
by joemadeus
Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:36 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: MiniITX Motherboard Trays
Replies: 2
Views: 2620

MiniITX Motherboard Trays

I had some MiniITX motherboard trays machined for a scratch build I was doing for myself. Unfortunately (or fortunately, who knows) I had to order a minimum of five to get the costs down. I know some people are/were in the same predicament I was in: you need to mount the motherboard, but figuring ou...
by joemadeus
Fri Nov 18, 2005 4:54 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AOpen i915GMm-HFS: 2nd Gen Pentium M desktop board
Replies: 146
Views: 110558

The "pasta" heatsink compound I use is included wih the Aopen heatsink. The heatsink is the new "bigger" one :!: mmmmm, pasta. Anyway, i tried to put my thumbs on the heatsink while reading the temps in the bios.. and it suddently dropped down to 65 degrees. As soon as I let go, the temp gets back ...
by joemadeus
Fri Nov 18, 2005 1:07 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AOpen i915GMm-HFS: 2nd Gen Pentium M desktop board
Replies: 146
Views: 110558

To my surprise the CPU overheats to 112 degrees in a matter of seconds..!!! the system shutsdown automatically..! probberly to prevent hardware loss.. What did I do wrong here..? I mounted the heatsink with a drop of compound pasta.. hold it steady with one finger while cross tightning the springs....
by joemadeus
Sun Oct 23, 2005 7:48 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AOpen i915GMm-HFS: 2nd Gen Pentium M desktop board
Replies: 146
Views: 110558

A quick question: Has anyone been able to successfully run all the way through 3DMark05 using this mb in a system with the PCIe x16 slot filled? Does anyone use it regularly for games? It's less of a silly question than you think: I've yet to get by the first scene in this test with this board, a 76...
by joemadeus
Thu Oct 20, 2005 6:40 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Should a core voltage profile look like this?
Replies: 11
Views: 2301

i may be wrong, but the mobo and the hard drives are on seperate rails, with seperate current limits. I just reread SPCR's power supply fundamentals section and this useful forum post and it seems to me that it's one big mess. My impression is that, if you have a single 12v rail, the same rail supp...
by joemadeus
Wed Oct 19, 2005 11:08 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Should a core voltage profile look like this?
Replies: 11
Views: 2301

When I look at the other voltages I see a pattern similar to Vcore's. It does look like more or less random noise in the sensor or the system. In my system it's the same pattern of spikes and droops in all the readings, no matter which rail. I did a search for droop mod for this mb, but no luck. Loo...
by joemadeus
Wed Oct 19, 2005 3:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Should a core voltage profile look like this?
Replies: 11
Views: 2301

Alright, well that's a relief. I'm not too familiar with this area. I am having stability issues, the same ones as found here. I sent the motherboard back to AOpen (took a month & 1/2 and was NOT a good experience - I'll spare you the details) and they supposedly fixed it. I got it back, put the mac...
by joemadeus
Tue Oct 18, 2005 7:17 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Should a core voltage profile look like this?
Replies: 11
Views: 2301

Should a core voltage profile look like this?

Below is a chart showing Vcore vs. time for my Pentium M machine (760 2.0GHz, 533MHz FSB, i915GMm-HFS, 6600GT PCIe 16 video card, DDR2 RAM, and a Phantom 350 PSU.) I have the voltage set to 1.21(something) in the BIOS. At the far right side of the chart is the point where I changed my SETI client to...
by joemadeus
Mon Oct 17, 2005 7:16 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Shuttle's long awaited SD11G5 Pentium-M SFF
Replies: 74
Views: 55206

Two questions:

1) How is Shuttle for reliability, esp. with hardware that's new to them?
2) Is it possible to fit a second 3.5" drive in that 3.5" external drive bay without exposing it to the outside? I'd like to put a second hard drive there, of course.

Thanks!


-j
by joemadeus
Mon Oct 03, 2005 3:06 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Katana
Replies: 36
Views: 28794

Out of curiousity, would it be possible to mod the K8 base to fit AOpen's i915, MicroATX board for Pentium Ms? The holes are 56mm apart on the diagonal, I think. I have a modded Thermaltake on there now (well, I will when I get it back from AOpen's RMA shop, but that's another story) but I'm concern...
by joemadeus
Wed Aug 24, 2005 10:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: ASPIRE X-QPACK, SFF case only w/PSU.
Replies: 46
Views: 18262

You know, the only plus I can think from this is that, given the case has a carrying handle, maybe this was a design consideration to make the case as light as possible. Nah, this case is just crap. :? I opened it up last night to install some new fans and a new northbridge heatsink and discovered ...
by joemadeus
Tue Aug 23, 2005 5:00 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: ASPIRE X-QPACK, SFF case only w/PSU.
Replies: 46
Views: 18262

Please let me know, I'm bored at work and would love to post more :) Whoa! I'm bored at work, too! The only problem I might see is with the Phantom and the heatpipe on the video card. If it goes over the top of the card, it might interfere with the psu; I also wonder if the pipes would work as well...
by joemadeus
Fri Aug 19, 2005 9:48 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: ASPIRE X-QPACK, SFF case only w/PSU.
Replies: 46
Views: 18262

What has been your experience so far in trying to get it quiet? Obviously the phantom probably helps, but you mentioned the actively cooled video card. It's pretty loud, but I still have the stock fan (NOISY) and a non-sensord, medium speed 80mm panaflo with an 80mm-60mm adapter on the CPU; both fa...
by joemadeus
Fri Aug 19, 2005 9:03 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: ASPIRE X-QPACK, SFF case only w/PSU.
Replies: 46
Views: 18262

...It's such a bummer, because there's just no other case like it that fits so many of my wants: carry-able, show-offable, acceptable for above the table-top display, built-in temp sensors. Yeah, those were some of the reasons I went with it, too, plus the fact that you could fit a full ATX power s...
by joemadeus
Fri Aug 19, 2005 5:16 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: ASPIRE X-QPACK, SFF case only w/PSU.
Replies: 46
Views: 18262

I bought one of these (green!) and my experience is mixed, at best. First of all, I agree with the comments re: the case fan that comes with it: it's too bright and it's loud (soon to be replaced by a Nexus). The other problem I've had is a lot more troubling: any time you screw the motherboard tray...
by joemadeus
Wed Aug 10, 2005 7:21 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AOpen i915GMm-HFS: 2nd Gen Pentium M desktop board
Replies: 146
Views: 110558

Re: Still seems hot

61 degrees still seems really hot for the cpu under load. Not sure they made that much of an improvement. I'd rather see them redesign the mounting bracket to use after market copper heat sinks. This board was really intriguing, but a pentium-m chip & board is too expensive to run hotter than an at...
by joemadeus
Sat Jul 23, 2005 1:27 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What could be wrong here?
Replies: 3
Views: 1510

This sounds like it could be a heat problem. The easiest way to test is to simply get a large desk or room fan, take the side off of your computer, point the fan in and run it and see what happens. ... I'm especially inclined to think that you have heat problems because a Pentium M just should not ...
by joemadeus
Sat Jul 23, 2005 10:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What could be wrong here?
Replies: 3
Views: 1510

What could be wrong here?

[Specs for the machine in question are posted at the end of this message.] It's a darn odd problem: every so often the machine will suddenly 'freeze' with no warning, usually under load, sometimes not. If sound was playing the last 'frame' of the sound will keep on playing. The display usually doesn...
by joemadeus
Wed Jul 06, 2005 12:15 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU load correction?
Replies: 10
Views: 2279

My advice would be to try a Seasonic S12 or Super Tornado. The S12, especially, is a proven ultra quiet PSU. And I just discovered that SeasonicUSA now has a store attached, and they sell warrantied refurbished units at very good prices! http://store.seasonicusa.com/ (if you decide to try their $25...
by joemadeus
Mon Jul 04, 2005 2:58 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU load correction?
Replies: 10
Views: 2279

Also, all 250W PSUs I know of go back to ATX12V PSU spec V1.1 or earlier -- they have low 12V current capacity and much higher 5V & 3.3V. You're probably overloading your 12V line while the other lines sit idle. I'd suggest trying an efficient recent version SFX PSU rated at 250W or higher (Seasoni...
by joemadeus
Mon Jul 04, 2005 12:31 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU load correction?
Replies: 10
Views: 2279

I updated the figures for a more realistic point of view, but still worst-case. Here's the new table: Desc. Part +3.3v +5v +12v1 +12v2 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- CPU Pentium-M 760 27 Mobo i915GMm-HFS 15 RAM OCZ DDRII pc4200 33 Video Gigabyte 6600GT 10 66 D...
by joemadeus
Mon Jul 04, 2005 11:45 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU load correction?
Replies: 10
Views: 2279

The figures for the CPU, hard drives, fans, and DVD-RW drive were taken from specs I found either on the mfgr's site or on the Web (usu'ly at retailer info pages.) The figures for the PCI tuner and PCIe video cards are for max draw on the 3.3v, 5v and 12v PCI lines; neither Hauppage nor Gigabyte had...
by joemadeus
Mon Jul 04, 2005 11:17 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU load correction?
Replies: 10
Views: 2279

The 12V2 line is only for CPU, all other components that use 12V gets it from the 12V1. Does that mean that memory and nb/PCIe/etc are powered from the v1 line? I thought the v2 line supplied both the 2x2 and the 2x10 connectors that go onto the board. Sounds like I'm wrong. If this is the case, I'...
by joemadeus
Mon Jul 04, 2005 9:54 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU load correction?
Replies: 10
Views: 2279

PSU load correction?

If I'm computing the total wattage for an entire system in a worst-case-scenario, and want to come up with a more realistic view of the figures by adjusting for the fact that NOBODY can force a machine to use 100% of that figure, what sort of correction does everyone use? I'm figuring 80% -- but tha...
by joemadeus
Wed Jun 22, 2005 5:37 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AOpen i915GMm-HFS: 2nd Gen Pentium M desktop board
Replies: 146
Views: 110558

Two question how do you mount a different heatsink with this board. As I've stated multiple times, in this thread alone, you don't . I was able to make the mods I needed with hand tools. Copper is soft and fairly easily drilled, though I now owe my girlfriend a new drill bit. To tell truth, I can s...
by joemadeus
Tue Jun 21, 2005 12:18 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AOpen i915GMm-HFS: 2nd Gen Pentium M desktop board
Replies: 146
Views: 110558

Overall, I'd think that this board is really good, and my assessment is that we here should not be overly put-off by the HSF. After all, most of us would change it, even were it identical to their good designs. :lol: But, one of the big problems here is that this isn't a standard-issue heatsink mou...