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by fastturtle
Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What does MS Vista really offer?
Replies: 149
Views: 78852

aristide1 wrote:The idea of buying 2GB of DDR2 is not pleasant as its still too expensive and DDR3 is just around the corner.
I just purchase 2 GB of DDR 533 for a meager $150 thru Newegg, so the price hasn't gone up and that was for Kingston.
by fastturtle
Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How many HDs do you use?
Replies: 39
Views: 15900

Main Desktop = 2x
SO's Desktop = 1x
2x laptops = 2
1x New Build = 1

Total = 6

Do I have enough? Hell No! I need more drives for storage and backups.
by fastturtle
Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Amusing computer related names
Replies: 45
Views: 20335

Freaking Stupid Posts
by fastturtle
Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: AGP Aperture Sizing in Bios
Replies: 6
Views: 3167

AGP Aperture Sizing in Bios

I was checking the Sapphire forums and discovered an interesting tidbit about setting AGP aperture size for both the 96/98 series of cards. What they stated is that for maximum stability, use either a 64 or 128 meg aperture size with any of the cards, otherwise stability will suffer. :roll: Of cours...
by fastturtle
Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:05 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: 1st Impressions of New System
Replies: 1
Views: 2214

1st Impressions of New System

Here's a List of the Hardware: Silverstone SST-TJ08B Matx Case FSP 300GN PSU Biostar K8M800-AM2 Motherboard Sempron 3000+ Manilla Core 2x Kingston DDR2 533 Ram Saphire Radeon 9600 Pro 4x/8x AGP w/256 megs. Samsung SH-S182D/BEBE DVD Burner Seagate 7200.10 320GB Sata Drive 1st Impressions. Silverstone...
by fastturtle
Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:53 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Radical rethink on green computing
Replies: 80
Views: 55177

In answer to your questions: 0) have already begun planning Home Server setup with smart terminals for security purposes 1) No - Spare CPU Cycles donated to folding or other distributed computing project 2) Already Done - Upgrade Cycle strictly based upon system requirements. Means 5+ Years as I bui...
by fastturtle
Sat Jan 13, 2007 9:40 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Comments on Socket 754 Build
Replies: 2
Views: 1252

Sorry but that hasn't proven out through some fairly rigorous testing. Instead the problem is Windows itself is now using over 50 percent of the ram even when in safe mode. Bleeping bloated Windows patches. <rant>Guess MS wants to force everyone to ugprade to Vista fairly quickly and they're bloatin...
by fastturtle
Fri Jan 12, 2007 8:19 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Comments on Socket 754 Build
Replies: 2
Views: 1252

Comments on Socket 754 Build

Well I've finally been forced by memory starvation - lots of disk thrashing due to page file usage, to build a new system and I've pretty much decided to go the cheapest route possible for now. Basic Specs: ECS K8M800 Socket 754 board (I know it's obsolete) Sempron64 2800+ 2x 1GB DDR400 (PC3200) Ram...
by fastturtle
Fri Jan 12, 2007 8:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading my XP1800+
Replies: 18
Views: 5893

Sorry for taking so long to respond on the 4 gig question. Although Xp 32bit can't use the full 4 gigs right now, it supposedly can use about 3.25 gigs, meaning it's not wasted and once Vista becomes necessary, you're ready for the upgrade instead of having to scramble for new parts. As to the video...
by fastturtle
Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:46 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading my XP1800+
Replies: 18
Views: 5893

I'm in the same position as far as upgrading goes but I decided on these components for my next build: Motherboard-May not be available Athlon 64 x2 3800+ (65watt) 4 GB of system ram and a sSagate 320 gig SATA2 drive. Main reason I decided on that motherboard and CPU combo was total power draw betwe...
by fastturtle
Mon Nov 20, 2006 9:43 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: How old is too old to fold?
Replies: 14
Views: 7697

Sorry for taking so long to jump in but I'll give you some feedback on whether it's worth it on older hardware. I've got it installed on a total of 4 systems, two of them being relatively new turion ML 32's the others being athlons and I have little trouble folding. Sure I'm not throwing out 20-30 W...
by fastturtle
Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:45 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: HP Color Laserjet 1600
Replies: 0
Views: 4248

HP Color Laserjet 1600

Just got one of these babies as my old unit, a Samsung ML1210 finally died and here's my initial impressions of the printer. 1st: It's quiet when busy unlike the Samsung and no I don't have a sound meter but they did a damn good job of cutting the noise levels. In this regards, the noise when printi...
by fastturtle
Thu Oct 05, 2006 5:26 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Just Borgafied 2nd Puter
Replies: 2
Views: 2956

Finally Into Top 100 folders for Team SPCR

Just checked the listing and discovered I've finally made it into the top 100 (#100 on the list) and I'm pretty damn excited about that. The best part is the fact that the two computers I've got running clients are pretty slow, an XP1800 and a T-Bird 1300 but as they sit fairly idle, I see no reason...
by fastturtle
Tue Sep 05, 2006 4:38 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Just Borgafied 2nd Puter
Replies: 2
Views: 2956

Just Borgafied 2nd Puter

Finally got around to adding f@h to the other system at the house and should start seeing results in about a week.

The system is an Athlon 1300 with 512 megs running XP-SP2 so it's not going to add lots of points to my ID but it's at least adding to them and team SPC.
by fastturtle
Mon Jul 24, 2006 2:50 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Arctic Cooling Alpine 7 / 64: Quiet $15 Heatsink
Replies: 14
Views: 12012

Devonavar: Would the A64 version work on a Socket A setup and if possible can you test the mounting? What got me thinking, is the fact that it's close to the same size as the Stock AMD HS for my XP1800 Athlon and if it's got the capacity to handle such a CPU (non-o'clocked) then it may be worth look...
by fastturtle
Tue Jul 04, 2006 2:51 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New system build for hot climate
Replies: 42
Views: 14043

SoftLanding: I've got a suggestion on cooling your home that works pretty well for me but it does have a single Caveat: It needs low Humidity since it's simply an evaporative cooler. Basically it's a small tank that draws air through a pad of material that's saturated with water and as long as the R...
by fastturtle
Tue Jul 04, 2006 2:32 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Too hot to fold!
Replies: 7
Views: 4989

Why would you be actively cooling your monitor? It's designed to operate at temps under 50. So I'd suggest you quit cooling the heater called a monitor unless it's an LCD unit. Note that most CRT's have lots of heat producing components and generally consume a minimum of 60 watts of power while acti...
by fastturtle
Thu Jun 22, 2006 6:07 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: It's time again, what folds for you?
Replies: 68
Views: 39564

My One and Only folder is an Xp1800 T'bred running stock clock/voltages with 1 GB of ram that's on 24/7 and using the 4.00 core for Win98 since I dumped XP due to security/privacy issues.. Edit Jun 29 I've just dumped windows in favor of Linux once again and have F@H running as a service so we shoul...
by fastturtle
Wed Jun 21, 2006 2:55 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Best processor for value/performance/coolability?
Replies: 43
Views: 11010

Throwing My Hat Into the Ring

Here's the Score: 1st) Vista requires 512 meg but needs at least 1 Gig to run worth a damn 2nd) Due to Vista's requirements, this means at the least a 64 bit CPU because you want something that supports 2+ gigs of memory for keeping up with Window's demands So In this regards best bang for buck I've...
by fastturtle
Tue Jun 13, 2006 11:33 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Dumped XP for Win98
Replies: 3
Views: 3169

Well the Win2K option was out as I don't have a copy since My upgrade path looks like this: WFW 3.11 Win95a/b/c Win98 XP Never saw a reason to purchase a copy of 2K and although it offers many of the features of XP it's now subjected to WGA if you want any of the later updates. :( The other thing is...
by fastturtle
Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:35 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Dumped XP for Win98
Replies: 3
Views: 3169

Dumped XP for Win98

Ended up catching another buggy Critical XP Update and decided that was the last straw and went back to 98. Thankfully they still have a 98 client but I'll tell you all, Once I upgrade to my Sempron 64, I'm going back to Linux so I don't have to worry about buggy updates screwing my system up. At le...
by fastturtle
Sun Jun 11, 2006 6:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Mail-In Rebates
Replies: 17
Views: 6213

I recently saw and voted in a poll on Newegg's website asking about rebates. So far the results were overwhelming against increasing the numbers offered. When I voted Results where in excess of 65% against while those in favor where less then 35%.
by fastturtle
Sun Jun 11, 2006 6:14 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Made it to page 2!
Replies: 3
Views: 2795

All I have to do is borg the other computer to add a little turbo boost to myself but I still aint gona break no records as a fast turtle. Oh watch out for that speed bump, it may be me that's slowing down the traffic.

Sorry officer, just doing my part to ensure traffic speeds obey the law.
by fastturtle
Thu Jun 08, 2006 6:47 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Anyone Use a Pentium Cooling Fan on NrtBridge
Replies: 8
Views: 2196

Anyone Use a Pentium Cooling Fan on NrtBridge

Got thinking about this topic and decided to look into my spare parts bin and found a Fan for a Pentium 233 Cooler. Turns out it's the same size as a Northbridge cooler but far quieter as it only spins at around 500 rpm. Of course it also doesn't move lots of air but I'm thinking it would move enoug...
by fastturtle
Thu Jun 08, 2006 1:25 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is the Antec Desktop NSK2400 Noisy
Replies: 2
Views: 1310

I hadn't even spotted that review.

Edit
Just finished reading the review and see that my question was a tad noobish. At least I do know it was designed to be fairly quiet and provide good cooling and that's important to me. It also looks much nicer then my old scratched/dented rattletrap of a case.
by fastturtle
Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is the Antec Desktop NSK2400 Noisy
Replies: 2
Views: 1310

Is the Antec Desktop NSK2400 Noisy

Started thinking about building a New system instead of Rebuilding my XP1800 and found this Antec Case. Very interested in how noisy it is in regards to mid-tower matx case, especially as everyone seems to love the Antec P180's, that appear to be designed for quiet. Another question is will it handl...
by fastturtle
Wed Jun 07, 2006 7:51 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: VGA Cooler Roundup: A Thermalright, two Zalmans, and an Arct
Replies: 54
Views: 35187

Devonavar:

You gave me an idea with the statement about tower case designs trapping heat below the video card and I decided to look into a standard desktop case design to see if I can find one strong enough to handle a 17" CRT on top as they used to .
by fastturtle
Wed Jun 07, 2006 2:56 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Power consumption difference between AGP 6200 and MX440?
Replies: 9
Views: 3797

Mikael: I'm sorry to say you wont be able to get much performance boost with an FX6200. The reason is the card's crippled as it has no hardware acceleration. Check out the Gentoo-XGL wiki and look under the hardware acceleration issue and you'll see what I mean. Example based on GLX Gears test of Re...
by fastturtle
Tue Jun 06, 2006 6:35 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Sig not working?
Replies: 11
Views: 6212

Looks Nice using the Default SPCR Colors

Thanks StarFish Chris: It works
by fastturtle
Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:57 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 – 750 GB
Replies: 26
Views: 17914

So it now looks like a pretty solid bet that these new 750gb drives demand extra cooling, meaning at least a dedicated fan now. Guess it goes to show that I don't want such a large drive due to heat. Now I just had an interesting thought: Could we get the audio/heat results of some of the new CF Mic...