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by plympton
Wed May 26, 2004 11:21 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Running a program BEFORE standby?
Replies: 0
Views: 666

Running a program BEFORE standby?

I really want to put my Athlon 2400+ Mobile into my Biostar 200V - the regular 2600+ Barton that's in there now is just way too hot! The only problem is, if the 2400+ is running at anything other than 800 or 1000 MHz, the system freezes after waking from sleep. Who knows why, it just does. So, I'd l...
by plympton
Tue May 18, 2004 8:16 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New spire Heatsink
Replies: 8
Views: 3728

How the heck do you mount that thing - hire elves to come in an pop the clips over the retaining tabs on your socket??

-Dan
by plympton
Mon May 17, 2004 9:22 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Tips to cool down a iDEQ 200V?
Replies: 1
Views: 2118

Tips to cool down a iDEQ 200V?

I've built an iDEQ 200V, and it's pretty quiet for day-to-day computing. Unfortunately, it doesn't work with Mobile Athlons very well (won't low-power stand-by), so I've got a regular Barton 2600+ in there. Trouble is, it's hot. Really hot. It sits in a computer desk (with a door) - I punched a 3" c...
by plympton
Thu Apr 29, 2004 12:41 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Which Athlon for a low heat iDEQ 200N ?
Replies: 8
Views: 5917

I just tried it and mine comes out of standby just fine! Except.. it never fully goes IN to standby. I still have mine sitting on a kill-a-watt, conveniently enough. Folding, it draws 85w. Idle is around 68w. In "standby" it dropped to 41w, so it definitely did something but you could hear it spinn...
by plympton
Tue Apr 27, 2004 4:54 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Which Athlon for a low heat iDEQ 200N ?
Replies: 8
Views: 5917

I don't know how the BIOS is different on the 200N versus the 200V...At least on my 200V, multipliers from 3 to 13.5 are available. This means you can clock as low as 300Mhz (!!!) by doing 3x100 or in theory, as high as 13.5x199 for 2686Mhz. Since the 200V doesn't have any voltage options, the high...
by plympton
Wed Apr 21, 2004 7:50 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Hitachi releases Pentium-M based desktop PCs
Replies: 17
Views: 9441

.. and source all the leftover 1.4 - 1.6 GHz Pentium M's that Intel will have laying around after the May 1st (?) roll-out of the new models!!!

-Dan
by plympton
Tue Apr 06, 2004 10:41 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Cool'n'Quiet in an OEM PC?
Replies: 4
Views: 3679

So, when you go to buy the processor, how do you know if you are getting the new core or not? It looks like all the processors are labeled "BOX", and don't give the core stepping. I'd really like one of the newer core ones, but assume that the channel is filled with old ones. Anyone know if Mobile A...
by plympton
Mon Apr 05, 2004 11:21 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Cool'n'Quiet on EOM Machines?
Replies: 0
Views: 751

Cool'n'Quiet on EOM Machines?

Anyone know of ANY OEM machines that support Cool'n'Quiet? I've looked, researched, and haven't found satisfactory information yet...

-Dan
by plympton
Mon Apr 05, 2004 10:22 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Cool'n'Quiet in an OEM PC?
Replies: 4
Views: 3679

Cool'n'Quiet in an OEM PC?

I just got back from Circuit City, Best Buy, and Office Depot. I was looking for the new Athlon 64 a550e Pavilion from HP, or any Athlon 64 computer that: a) Was pretty quiet as standard b) Was silent when on Stand-by (all fans off) c) Was EnergyStar rated d) Supported Quiet'n'Cool The first 2 were ...
by plympton
Sun Mar 14, 2004 11:50 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Mobile Barton 2500 - owners and wannabe owners...
Replies: 155
Views: 125519

Do any SFF machines support the Mobile XP chips?

I'm getting tired of the "coming soon!" Pentium-M motherboards, so I'm considering building a Shuttle or similar box - but does anyone know if it supports the mobile chips at stock voltages? I can't figure / find out that information. I want a pretty fast (not Epia), but quiet, and lower-power machi...