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by wjdashwood
Thu Oct 20, 2005 2:38 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: My little guide to Mobile Pentium 4 M processors
Replies: 58
Views: 35643

Looks like it's down to that paticular BIOS. I suppose you could take a big risk a try flashing the BIOS with a version for another model which supports speedstep or you could break the BSEL0 pin which may force it to run at 133x12 = 1596 MHz.
by wjdashwood
Mon Oct 10, 2005 1:02 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Gigabyte's RAM drive card w/battery backup...
Replies: 348
Views: 164542

Well that's my xmas pressie sorted! :D
by wjdashwood
Thu Sep 15, 2005 1:06 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Gigabyte's RAM drive card w/battery backup...
Replies: 348
Views: 164542

I've just come across all these threads on this iRam doofer. When is the thing gonna be available here the UK? I was going to go down a Compact Flash/IDE boot drive but this looks even better.
by wjdashwood
Thu Aug 05, 2004 4:10 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which 120/92/80mm fan to cool a Spinpoint with heat sink?
Replies: 14
Views: 3230

Blimey, I haven't caught up with Red Sub since my days of lovingly trawling though Sound On Sound. I thought they only sold complete systems.
by wjdashwood
Thu Aug 05, 2004 8:24 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which 120/92/80mm fan to cool a Spinpoint with heat sink?
Replies: 14
Views: 3230

Well as I was ordering a 4252 for a friend I thought I'd get a 4292 for myself (look so much nicer) and I'll drill through the bottom of it so I can fit a 12cm fan to bring in air from the bottom (I'll have the case raised on some kind trolly). So where's the cheapest place to get these Nexus fans? ...
by wjdashwood
Thu Aug 05, 2004 7:36 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is it worth £17 for a FSP300-60GTP or Macron MTP301P?
Replies: 7
Views: 2254

Well I've ordered the cases. A 4252 and 4292, both with the FSP300-60GTP. I'm planning on drilling a hole in the bottom of the 4292 for a 120mm fan and raising the whole case off the floor in an elastic frame as if it were a hard drive! Fun :D In case anyone was wondering, the UK distributors are on...
by wjdashwood
Thu Aug 05, 2004 6:15 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is it worth £17 for a FSP300-60GTP or Macron MTP301P?
Replies: 7
Views: 2254

Interesting, I've found a German review of it which compared to 7 other so called quiet PSUs where it comes....last. Oh well!

Table says it all.
by wjdashwood
Thu Aug 05, 2004 6:04 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Evercase ECE4292b
Replies: 22
Views: 8690

The case with psu comes to �37 and I bought it directly from evercase U.K Which PSU did you get? I was offered either a FSP300-60GTP or Macron MTP301P. The Fortron seems a sound bet but I was wondering if you went for the Macron and discovered it's actually an amazing PSU which hath yet to be dis...
by wjdashwood
Thu Aug 05, 2004 5:57 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is it worth £17 for a FSP300-60GTP or Macron MTP301P?
Replies: 7
Views: 2254

Ah yes, cunningly hiding away from my googles, the Macron MPT-301P . Any chance it might be worth a risk? Given that it mentions nothing on noise except that it has "Low noise temperature controller" I would assume it's probably best left alone. I've got till the end of the afternoon before I order ...
by wjdashwood
Thu Aug 05, 2004 5:47 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is it worth £17 for a FSP300-60GTP or Macron MTP301P?
Replies: 7
Views: 2254

Thanks, I think I'll go for it. I guess the Macron is just a cheap one which they bundle with people who don't care. I specifically asked for the quietest they have.
by wjdashwood
Thu Aug 05, 2004 5:34 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is it worth £17 for a FSP300-60GTP or Macron MTP301P?
Replies: 7
Views: 2254

Is it worth £17 for a FSP300-60GTP or Macron MTP301P?

I’m buying a couple of ESC 4252 cases from Evercase UK and they offered me these two PSUs as options and I hear the FSP300-60GTP is practically the same as the Nexus NX-3000 which currently holds fourth position in the recommended list. Is this true? If so it seems worth paying the extra £17 inst...
by wjdashwood
Thu Aug 05, 2004 4:53 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Evercase ECE4292b
Replies: 22
Views: 8690

Has anyone tried cutting a hole in the bottom of the case? Should allow for a great flexibility with fan size and as long as the case is off the floor it should be quieter, yeah? Shame the 4252 is so ugly else I'd go for that. :?
by wjdashwood
Thu Aug 05, 2004 3:09 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which 120/92/80mm fan to cool a Spinpoint with heat sink?
Replies: 14
Views: 3230

I was getting at least 45˚C even when at bottom of case, although that’s with no front fan. I wish it were possible to remove the hard drive cage without the use of some power tools! That’s why I’m considering getting an ECE4252. I’d be happy to drill through a £18 case so I can stretch el...
by wjdashwood
Wed Aug 04, 2004 2:02 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which 120/92/80mm fan to cool a Spinpoint with heat sink?
Replies: 14
Views: 3230

Thanks for all the info! It's nice to wake up to some food for thought. The heat sink is a stock Intel one but I'm not sure what from. It looks far too big for a P3 so perhaps it's a Xeon or something. I bought a bunch of heat sinks plus two P3 CPUs from eBay for £20 including P&P. The 'gem' of the...
by wjdashwood
Tue Aug 03, 2004 3:43 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which 120/92/80mm fan to cool a Spinpoint with heat sink?
Replies: 14
Views: 3230

Which 120/92/80mm fan to cool a Spinpoint with heat sink?

Sorry to ask a question which I’m sure has no easy answer and has probably been asked before (I’d welcome a link to a previous topic). I was wondering, with regards to cooling my Samsung Spinpoint (with a massive P3 heat sink strapped on top), which fan is best to use given that I can have anyth...
by wjdashwood
Tue Aug 03, 2004 7:16 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Commonwealth 120mm fan
Replies: 3
Views: 1654

Blimey, those Panaflo's go for £10 over here in the UK. I've been trying to search the forum for help choosing the best 120mm fan (a hot topic I assume) that I can get in (or delivered to) the UK for a reasonable price. How do people rate this Panaflo?

Thanks!
by wjdashwood
Tue Jul 20, 2004 8:34 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: My little guide to Mobile Pentium 4 M processors
Replies: 58
Views: 35643

Not required but it means you can lovely low temps like shown in the screen grab. If you want to run at 2.6-3.0GHz then you'll need the 1.5v any motherboard will feed it.
by wjdashwood
Tue Jul 20, 2004 1:12 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: My little guide to Mobile Pentium 4 M processors
Replies: 58
Views: 35643

Should have no trouble working with an Albatron though can anyone confirm this offers undervolting? Most Albatron's do but always good to check first. Secondly, the 7000a works a treat and is far superior to the Thermalright SKU-800 I've been using. Just check out the screen grab I took while benchi...
by wjdashwood
Mon Jul 19, 2004 2:31 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 8500DV and ZM-17: Help
Replies: 13
Views: 4458

Sorry to dig up this old thread but I'm in the same situation with a couple of ATI 8500DV AIW cards. One of which the fan has broken so I have to replace it with something. I've finally got hold of a Zalman ZM17-Cu after a dodgy eBayer who never dispatched and a slow delivery from another seller tha...
by wjdashwood
Sun Jul 18, 2004 3:29 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Underclock/undervolt my Prescott CPU? Albatron 865PE Pro MB
Replies: 16
Views: 4912

The old Albatron I had worked a treat at undervolting. Got my battered 'test' Mobile Pentium 4M running at 1.1v at 133x12 (1.6GHz). With a Zalman 7000A CuAl you can run fanless.
by wjdashwood
Thu Jul 01, 2004 1:46 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: My little guide to Mobile Pentium 4 M processors
Replies: 58
Views: 35643

Very interesting, do you have a link to the article?

Thanks,
Will
by wjdashwood
Tue Jun 29, 2004 2:43 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: My little guide to Mobile Pentium 4 M processors
Replies: 58
Views: 35643

Perhaps it's time to try making your own heat sink from a sheet of copper and a lot of bending :)

That's my next project anyway.
by wjdashwood
Tue Jun 29, 2004 2:25 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: My little guide to Mobile Pentium 4 M processors
Replies: 58
Views: 35643

Good point, I just didn't see the Thermalright products as that expensive. I picked up my SKU800 off eBay for £15 if I recall correctly.
by wjdashwood
Tue Jun 29, 2004 1:56 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: My little guide to Mobile Pentium 4 M processors
Replies: 58
Views: 35643

My thoughts exactly. Bring on the XP-120! I'm sure I could get a MP4M running fanless with one of those.
by wjdashwood
Tue Jun 29, 2004 7:41 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: My little guide to Mobile Pentium 4 M processors
Replies: 58
Views: 35643

I've started a thread on my forum to find out what heatsinks my customers and other Mobile Pentium 4M are using. Might help :?

http://dashwood.me.uk/msgbrd/viewtopic.php?t=17
by wjdashwood
Tue Jun 29, 2004 12:51 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: My little guide to Mobile Pentium 4 M processors
Replies: 58
Views: 35643

The thing is, I haven't had anyone get back to me saying their current heatsink is no good. I haven't found out what they're all using but they can't all be screw down ones.

How about the Thermalright SLK-900U/A? That should do the trick :)
by wjdashwood
Mon Jun 28, 2004 12:58 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: My little guide to Mobile Pentium 4 M processors
Replies: 58
Views: 35643

I have say I'm really dissapointed to hear that. Sounds like I should modify my listings to warn people about that. :(
by wjdashwood
Sun Jun 27, 2004 2:55 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: My little guide to Mobile Pentium 4 M processors
Replies: 58
Views: 35643

Achieving 3.5+ Ghz from a 1.8 Ghz P4-M chip, using air cooling, is apparently easily within reach Perhaps it's time to do some more testing and publish the results. I have a 2.2GHz Mobile Pentium 4M with D1 stepping that is dying to be pushed to the limits :twisted: Anyone care to take a guess as t...
by wjdashwood
Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:03 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: My little guide to Mobile Pentium 4 M processors
Replies: 58
Views: 35643

Sorry, I've been away and missed all the action on this thread. Another possibly naive question: I remember reading/ hearing that laptops adjust the speed of P4-mobile chips on the fly, by changing the multiplier setting. I wonder why this doesn't translate to an unlocked multiplier when the chip is...
by wjdashwood
Mon May 31, 2004 4:34 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: FAQ: Mobile Intel® Pentium® 4 - M
Replies: 0
Views: 852

FAQ: Mobile Intel® Pentium® 4 - M

After such a great responce to my article and auctions, with many people asking questions directly, I decided to write up a little FAQ to fill everyone in.

Check it out at my forum.

Thanks!