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by earworm
Sat Dec 25, 2004 2:40 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: a 1 GB ddr ram module can only have CasLatency of 3 .. why?
Replies: 2
Views: 1439

a 1 GB ddr ram module can only have CasLatency of 3 .. why?

ok, so i've been looking around for some ram, i wanted to get me some corsair pc3200 DDR ram, 2 x 500 MB but i ended up buying me ONE Kingston PC3200 memory module as far as i know, all 1 GB memory modules have a Cas latency of 3 how come they are not 2.5 or 2 ? does this mean the ONE GB bars are sl...
by earworm
Sun Nov 28, 2004 3:57 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: the most silent 60mm fan...or don't they exist...
Replies: 5
Views: 1515

the most silent 60mm fan...or don't they exist...

well, i still got a little heatsink on my cpu, with a NOIZY 60 mm fan on it, and i guess i can't put an 80 mm fan on this heatsink..... so are there 60 mm fans that are REAL quiet, i don't care about how good they can cool, since my system runs OK.... only silence interests me now... or should i jus...
by earworm
Thu Nov 11, 2004 11:56 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: 8rdavcore/nf7vore: Software controlled undervolting!
Replies: 50
Views: 45349

but ehm...as far as i know amd (and other) processors are locked, so you gotto "unlock" them before you can change the speedd at which they work, right? so how come you can change the speed of the processor with just an app....
by earworm
Tue Nov 02, 2004 1:36 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: 8rdavcore/nf7vore: Software controlled undervolting!
Replies: 50
Views: 45349

mhhh...question...
can anyone explain in simple language what happens if i change the FSB ? if i turn it up,,, my cpu works faster....turn it down and it works slower ? is that how it works...?
if so... then what's the use of turning it down, your cpu will produce less heat ?

thanx
by earworm
Tue Nov 02, 2004 11:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: a simple motherboard for AMD with 4 socket-mounting holes
Replies: 7
Views: 2735

ok, reading those articles/.
looking at that motherboard....you got any expierience with that Motherboard?
and ehm...i wonder,are there boards out there without onboard audio.... would be great since i don't want it at all and i guess you pay for any extra option
by earworm
Tue Nov 02, 2004 12:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: a simple motherboard for AMD with 4 socket-mounting holes
Replies: 7
Views: 2735

okf, but what do you mean with undervoltable mobo's ?
by earworm
Mon Nov 01, 2004 2:22 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low Power system with Athlon Mobile CPU
Replies: 5
Views: 2474

i got a matrox g550 , pretty cheap, i think its New around $40 or $50 two video outputs, no fan on that card, just a simple nice thing and works great i wouldn't try using onboard vga and an agp card, you might get errors and conflicts think its safer using a simple dual head card, like the one i na...
by earworm
Mon Nov 01, 2004 2:19 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: a simple motherboard for AMD with 4 socket-mounting holes
Replies: 7
Views: 2735

mhhh..another thing..
imagine that i buy a K8 motherboard,
will my athlon xp 2500+ fit and work on that?
or are those mobo's only for like 64 bit cpu's?
by earworm
Mon Nov 01, 2004 2:16 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: AMD Sempron Socket A
Replies: 2
Views: 1916

i got the same motheroard, not a bad thing, but there's one thing that really annoys me: there aren't 4 mounting holes around the CPU which makes it hard to install several heatsinks, or waterblocks for cooling i noticed that most cooling systems seem to work with screws and not with that clip mount...
by earworm
Mon Nov 01, 2004 2:11 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building the ULTIMATE - SILENT HTPC
Replies: 21
Views: 10170

i got an ANTEK slk 3700 BQE case and i love it,
alot more quiet than all my previous cases,
gonna put a zalman reserator in it,
fanless watercooling,,

can you get more quiet ?

yeah,, a fanless PSU,,,they're out there,,,and you're quite set :)
by earworm
Mon Nov 01, 2004 2:06 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: a simple motherboard for AMD with 4 socket-mounting holes
Replies: 7
Views: 2735

a simple motherboard for AMD with 4 socket-mounting holes

hi there, gonna build a second PC with all my "spare" or old parts, all i lack is a motherboard, simple, i'm gonna put my actual MSI k7n2 mobo in that "new-to-build" pc, that means that i need a New one for my Athlon xp 2500+ processor the only requirements are: i need those four mounting holes arou...
by earworm
Fri Oct 29, 2004 7:31 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: can i install Reserator when i don't have 4 holes in mobo ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1567

thanx alot for the info !
any suggestions where i can find those inline tube convertors?
most stores in the area don't have them, guess i'll have to look online..
by earworm
Thu Oct 28, 2004 1:40 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: can i install Reserator when i don't have 4 holes in mobo ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1567

can i install Reserator when i don't have 4 holes in mobo ?

mhhh, seems like i got a little problem, i got an MSI K7N2 motherboard (ms-6570 atx mainbord), which supports socket 462 processors, the Reserator is made for such sockets, but i took a look at mine, and i don't see the Four little holes that are needed to install the (screws of the) reserator the h...
by earworm
Tue Oct 26, 2004 10:28 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Zalman Reserator 1 and HDD Water cooling?
Replies: 27
Views: 12270

yes sir ;)
by earworm
Mon Oct 25, 2004 9:07 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: can't buy the Antek Sonata without that psu? other suggestio
Replies: 14
Views: 3867

aight,
read all 'em reviews by now, now i'm hunting the stores to see if there's any difference in prices....
bqe here i come...
by earworm
Mon Oct 25, 2004 8:06 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Zalman Reserator 1 and HDD Water cooling?
Replies: 27
Views: 12270

hehe, well, ask my any question related to audio, sound or equipment related to that and i know it,
but PC's .... learning, learning :)
great that you guys got so much patience with us newbies,
appreciate it
by earworm
Mon Oct 25, 2004 4:54 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: mushkin VS corsair (DDR400 CL2 memory)
Replies: 6
Views: 3016

i do'nt have a supercomputer,
just an athlon xp 2500 + (on an msi k7n2 motherboard)
i don't ever play games, just record music, which is a pretty heavy task too

i don't need top of the bill stuff, but if i spend €250 i want decent material so i won't need to buy new ram in 6 months from now...
by earworm
Mon Oct 25, 2004 4:43 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: can't buy the Antek Sonata without that psu? other suggestio
Replies: 14
Views: 3867

the new variant is the BQ i assume?
by earworm
Mon Oct 25, 2004 2:03 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: mushkin VS corsair (DDR400 CL2 memory)
Replies: 6
Views: 3016

thanx, well, i'm not buying anything this week, still looking up info, and not gonna buy from ebay since like you said, you can't always trust it, but ebay helps me to see what the bottom prices are for all kinds of ram so i guess i don't even need Cas 2 , 2.5 or even 3 would do for a non-overclocker?
by earworm
Mon Oct 25, 2004 1:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: mushkin VS corsair (DDR400 CL2 memory)
Replies: 6
Views: 3016

mushkin VS corsair (DDR400 CL2 memory)

its time to upgrade the memory in my system, i wanna go for One gig of DDR400 i've been reading about corsair, kingston and a few other brands, i first had my mind set on Corsair, but now some people adviced me to look at mushkin, since they seem to have real low latency memory but i do'nt know, any...
by earworm
Mon Oct 25, 2004 1:26 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Zalman Reserator 1 and HDD Water cooling?
Replies: 27
Views: 12270

ok
by earworm
Mon Oct 25, 2004 1:24 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: can you re-use watercooling in another pc?
Replies: 4
Views: 1906

interesting, thanx
by earworm
Mon Oct 25, 2004 1:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: can't buy the Antek Sonata without that psu? other suggestio
Replies: 14
Views: 3867

did some investigation,

SLK3700BQE and SLK3700AMB

the AMB is like €20 cheaper, and i don't notice much difference between the two, is it just the color that's different?
by earworm
Sun Oct 24, 2004 12:50 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Zalman Reserator 1 and HDD Water cooling?
Replies: 27
Views: 12270

ok, read a few more reviews...seems like an awesome cooling system
...
naw....might sound retarted to you guys,
but is "socketA" the same as "socket 462" ?

if so, Great, then i'll go for a reserator,
thanx
by earworm
Sun Oct 24, 2004 12:48 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: can you re-use watercooling in another pc?
Replies: 4
Views: 1906

ok, but if you spent lots of money on aircooling,
after lets say 6 months you might have gathered lots of dust in your case....won't that mess up your fans.... at least thats what i noticed in my system... my fans need cleaning,
so seems like installing WC might last a little longer then....
by earworm
Sun Oct 24, 2004 12:41 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Why is ThermalTake totally Absent from recommanded HS ?
Replies: 43
Views: 10616

interesting, naw the DDR ram in my pc is the most silent component i got :) but a lill question about it though....do you even need heatsinks on your ram if you don't overclock your system? are those heatsinks reduntant for people that run a "regular" pc setup? or does ram really heat up your pc tha...
by earworm
Sun Oct 24, 2004 12:29 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: can't buy the Antek Sonata without that psu? other suggestio
Replies: 14
Views: 3867

thanx alot, i read lots of 'changing' comments on the sonata, they all were good but i guess that in the end choosing a case is kinda personal, and mr Hutter, "" I think the Antec SLK3700AMB is a superior case""" why do you call it superior, is it concerning the Noize level? i got one DVd writer, on...
by earworm
Sun Oct 24, 2004 4:56 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: is watercooling more silent than air cooling in general?
Replies: 2
Views: 1603

ok thanx,
guess i'll set my mind on the reserator then,
more expensive but i guess i'll be able to use that machine on my future computers too
by earworm
Sun Oct 24, 2004 4:42 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Why is ThermalTake totally Absent from recommanded HS ?
Replies: 43
Views: 10616

so its not true that for example the
ThermalTake Silent Tower
only produces 21dba of noize?

whats so crappy about them? they do'nt cool well, they do produce lots of noize, they don't last long?

just wondering,
thanx
by earworm
Sun Oct 24, 2004 4:15 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: can you re-use watercooling in another pc?
Replies: 4
Views: 1906

can you re-use watercooling in another pc?

i wonder,
once you install watercooling in a pc, does it have to stay there,
or doesn't it harm anything to take it out and put it in your new pc?

and how long does watercooling last before it dies on you,
is it like years, or only for pretty short term use?