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by Mar.
Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Removing P180 dust filters?
Replies: 4
Views: 1645

Tin snips, and if that doesn't work, a blow torch.
by Mar.
Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:53 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Favorite motherboard vendor?
Replies: 38
Views: 14248

Ryan45 wrote:How come nobody said DFI?
Because DFI boards are one part glow stick, one part Fisher Price.
by Mar.
Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Are the Special Olympics bad for criptards?
Replies: 10
Views: 5975

Is this anywhere near a point? The urge to lock and/or delete is strong. Just do it. Don't even think about it. Lock it, leave it there for half an hour, then delete it. Then gag the original poster temporarily. Then, go to his house, and install several Thermaltake products in his computer case, a...
by Mar.
Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:25 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How do I attach fans using Sunbeam Rubber Fan Screws??
Replies: 15
Views: 4077

Throw them at old people.
by Mar.
Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:25 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: San diego 4000 CPU
Replies: 13
Views: 5156

One thought. AMD has leaked info on a 4200+ San Diego single core that is supposed to be coming soon (August?, No one really seems to know) that's clocked at 2600 with 1 MB cache. That might be a useful upgrade over the 3700+ and might be worth waiting for. I say this as a happy 3700+ owner (it's a...
by Mar.
Wed Jul 27, 2005 5:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows Vista? Like the name or hate it
Replies: 42
Views: 21697

Whatever they decide to call it, they should change up their naming scheme a bit, and not call it "Windows" at all. "MS-DOS 9" would be alright with me.
by Mar.
Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: is vegetarianism bad for the environment?
Replies: 43
Views: 20502

I don't have any problem with eating the rats. I just think, if nobody wants them, it's practically a non-issue anyway, because why should we care if the birds go extinct? It's not like without those birds, the global ecosystem collapses. At the same time, I don't think we should just trash our envi...
by Mar.
Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:23 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anand test the iRAM
Replies: 38
Views: 13713

What the Anandtech benchmarks say to me, is that teir system was not really HDD-bound to the point that the iRAM made a huge difference, and that unless you're looking for absolutely the best perfomance you can possibly get and damn the expense, there's no real reason to get the iRAM.
by Mar.
Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:14 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Best Bang For the Buck? AMD CPU
Replies: 45
Views: 18315

Cache doesn't matter so much because AMD64 has such rockin' memory bandwidth and low memory latency. It would be more accurate to say that a large cache doesn't matter as much as it does on an intel chip, which is of course true. But more is always better, especially when you consider that the whol...
by Mar.
Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: is vegetarianism bad for the environment?
Replies: 43
Views: 20502

Humans have just as much of a right to be here as the animals do, and if they can't compete with us or adapt to our presence, so be it. I think it is important to try and preserve wild animals for a number of reasons. (1) Biodiversity is interesting. There are some extinct animals that our ancestor...
by Mar.
Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: is vegetarianism bad for the environment?
Replies: 43
Views: 20502

I don't have any problem with hunting seals. Not at all.

In fact, I would be interested to know what seal meat tastes like.... And sealskin is highly useful.

Anyway, my point is that either the birds adapt by finding better nesting grounds, or they die.
by Mar.
Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:27 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Best Bang For the Buck? AMD CPU
Replies: 45
Views: 18315

...anything not overclocked that isnt 2.2 ghz hit's the suck spot... ...i still wouldnt touch anything under 2.2 ghz if you need to run something with performance this year.... ...(dont look at the dumb number system, its relatively meaningless.) I agree that the PR rating is BS, but you can't depe...
by Mar.
Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:21 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Should I Remove Then Re-Attach My CPU Cooler?
Replies: 3
Views: 1210

Arctic Silver 5 doesn't see optimal cooling until about 1000 hours of non-continuous use, but thermal pastes are probably faster. What thermal compound are you using?
by Mar.
Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:14 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Best Bang For the Buck? AMD CPU
Replies: 45
Views: 18315

My opinion about CPU upgrading is, unless you can get a CPU that's AT LEAST 66% faster (preferably twice as fast), it's not worth the money. And usually, that's impossible within a single socket type, so it's better to upgrade the motherboard too. If you're smart about what socket you get though, th...
by Mar.
Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:12 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Best Bang For the Buck? AMD CPU
Replies: 45
Views: 18315

suchageek wrote:
Mar. wrote:Why not go for the San Diego 3700+?
Why the San Diego over the Venice?

(I have a lot of reading to do).
San Diego CPUs have 1MB of L2 Cache, Venice CPUs only have 512K.
by Mar.
Tue Jul 26, 2005 6:09 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Anyone know of a source for the Scythe SCNJ-1000 Ninja?
Replies: 10
Views: 2526

Yes, my roommate should have done the same, but apparently does not care if his stuff actually arrives or not.
by Mar.
Tue Jul 26, 2005 6:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: is vegetarianism bad for the environment?
Replies: 43
Views: 20502

If the birds taste better than the rats, we should eat them instead. Who cares if a few inferior species die off? There's no tangible negative consequence to humans if either the rats or the birds go extinct. Humans meddle in these affairs too much. Take for example the Florida panthers. Their numbe...
by Mar.
Tue Jul 26, 2005 5:29 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Anyone know of a source for the Scythe SCNJ-1000 Ninja?
Replies: 10
Views: 2526

thx - ordered from bestbyte inc wasn't sure if i should add artic silver dan That may turn out to be a mistake. Did you read my post about the back order? Anyway, even though the status of the order still says Back Order, it also says it has been shipped, and even gives a tracking number. However, ...
by Mar.
Tue Jul 26, 2005 5:26 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: overture2 PSU crazy loud
Replies: 3
Views: 1162

You could go for an RMA, and in doing so have a good chance of getting a quieter PSU. But, you'll be without a PSU for a while, and the replacement might not be any quieter...
by Mar.
Tue Jul 26, 2005 4:54 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anand test the iRAM
Replies: 38
Views: 13713

IsaacKuo wrote:
StarfishChris wrote:...whereas ramdisks only work in the OS (so can't run Windows from it)
I don't care, I don't use Windows. ;)
StarfishChris wrote:...but it isn't that great if you reboot every day.
I don't care, I don't use Windows. :P
So what DO you use? Some OS that magically stays in memory even when the power is off?
by Mar.
Tue Jul 26, 2005 4:39 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Best Bang For the Buck? AMD CPU
Replies: 45
Views: 18315

Why not go for the San Diego 3700+?
by Mar.
Mon Jul 25, 2005 8:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: is vegetarianism bad for the environment?
Replies: 43
Views: 20502

Wow, way to slant a poll!

I'd eat them if they tasted good, because they tasted good, not because I give a damn about a bunch of birds...
by Mar.
Mon Jul 25, 2005 8:19 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: X2 4400+ too hot!
Replies: 16
Views: 4169

Thanks for the reply. I read from the SPCR review that the 7700 ALCU is not significantly better than the 7000 ALCU, and the 7700 CU is way too heavy. Yeh i am amazed by the look of the stock heatsink that came with my 4400+ too. Have you tried to use it? How is the temp and the noise? And _I_ have...
by Mar.
Mon Jul 25, 2005 8:01 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: XP-120 vs. CNPS7700alcu to cool a passive northbridge?
Replies: 5
Views: 2016

The XP-120 will hold the fan further away from the board, allowing the air to spread out more in a cone-shaped pattern, opening toward the motherboard. However, the fins will block some of the air, so it won't be perfect. The Zalman will end up blowing most of the air straight out, but with more res...
by Mar.
Mon Jul 25, 2005 6:00 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: XP-120 vs. CNPS7700alcu to cool a passive northbridge?
Replies: 5
Views: 2016

Not having personally used either, my gut feeling is that the XP-120 would be better, but it depends on what fan you use.
by Mar.
Mon Jul 25, 2005 5:18 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Anyone know of a source for the Scythe SCNJ-1000 Ninja?
Replies: 10
Views: 2526

I've found three places that carry it, and claim to have it in-stock as of now: http://www.coolerguys.com/840556035572.html http://www.pctoys.com/840556035572.html http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=154&products_id=3169 I know nothing about any of these sit...
by Mar.
Mon Jul 25, 2005 4:05 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Anyone know of a source for the Scythe SCNJ-1000 Ninja?
Replies: 10
Views: 2526

It turns out it's on back order at Best Byte, and they were nice enough to wait until after it was ordered for any kind of notification.
by Mar.
Sat Jul 23, 2005 4:27 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Anyone know of a source for the Scythe SCNJ-1000 Ninja?
Replies: 10
Views: 2526

try www.bestbyteinc.com incidentally does anyone know if it comes with heatsink compond, as does thermalright? He just ordered it. I don't know if it comes with thermal compound or not, but I'll let you know when it gets here... I've still got a bunch left over from my SI-97, so I'll just use that,...
by Mar.
Sat Jul 23, 2005 3:05 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Anyone know of a source for the Scythe SCNJ-1000 Ninja?
Replies: 10
Views: 2526

Anyone know of a source for the Scythe SCNJ-1000 Ninja?

The Scythe Ninja seems to be sold out.... pretty much everywhere. Newegg's sold out, PriceGrabber's never heard of it, Pricewatch only gives Newegg, and Froogle links to a few places, all of which are sold out, and a few eBay links. Anyone know where to get these?
by Mar.
Sat Jul 23, 2005 1:01 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't decide which one...for X800 XT AIW
Replies: 20
Views: 6220

Does anyone know the dBa of the zalman at various voltages? The only pros I think the AC has is: 1) Exhaust heat out back. 2) Can plug fan into VGA card. If you are a true SPCRer build a shroud for the Zalman ;) If the AC runs quiet enough, which I don't know if it does, it would be the better solu...