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by Zhentar
Mon May 30, 2005 12:01 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My almost 1 fan system
Replies: 1
Views: 3007

My almost 1 fan system

I just finished upgrading my computer to an Athlon 64 3000+ venice, DFI Lanparty nf4 Ultra-D, and eVGA 6600GT. I kept my old ram (512 DDR333 + 512 DDR400), hard drives (72gb Raptor, 120gb Maxtor DM9), PSU (Seasonic SS 400), and DVD burner. I put a Thermalright XP-120 on the CPU, and undervolted it t...
by Zhentar
Sun May 29, 2005 2:52 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180: A visual tour
Replies: 224
Views: 162094

Based on what I've seen in power supplies, the guts are probably attached to the bottom. So, take off the cover, cut off the back, and you should be good. With that setup, I can't imagine a 120mm fan not adequately cooling just about any PSU at any speed (well, other than stopped of course :) ).
by Zhentar
Sat May 28, 2005 10:16 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180: A visual tour
Replies: 224
Views: 162094

Their industry (petroleum geology) can have some pretty demanding calculations. My parents just upgraded some of their older P4s since they were too slow... trying to imagine someone still using a system with just a 5.25"... :shock: More on topic, I really want one of these, too bad I need the money...
by Zhentar
Sat May 28, 2005 10:00 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: nForce4 Chipset Fan Replacement Thread
Replies: 236
Views: 212510

I just replaced some heatsinks. I'm using a DFI Lanparty nf4 Ultra-D. https://mywebspace.wisc.edu/tgcluff/web/mobo.jpg Unfortunately, it seems to run too hot to run my chipset fanless, but my undervolted (but not underclocked) 3000+ venice handles it fine; 54C under full load. I wish I could get my ...
by Zhentar
Sat May 28, 2005 9:46 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Via C7 announced
Replies: 13
Views: 5382

The accuracy of the figures in the image is in serious doubt. The text on the Via page says that the C7 die is 30mm2. The actual size of the C3 die is 25mm2! Good god. The yields on it will be incredible, I'm sure it'll be very cheap to make. I wouldn't be too worried about the cooling, even with t...
by Zhentar
Sat May 28, 2005 9:26 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180: A visual tour
Replies: 224
Views: 162094

i dont find floppies very useful, but i guess for some raid drivers. I just had to use one to flash my BIOS; I couldn't boot to windows with a Venice on my mobo without an update. I have to agree, floppies aren't very useful, but when you need one, there's pretty much no way to get around it. I kno...
by Zhentar
Fri May 27, 2005 8:59 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Will it fit: xp120 and a passive chipset cooler?
Replies: 5
Views: 3418

I've got a DFI Lanparty NF4 Ultra-D. I'm using an XP-120, which misses the ram but probably blocks the first PCI-E slot (I'm not sure, since I don't have a card to try in there). I'm using a Zalman 47J on the chipset, which blocks any cards longer than the 16x slot in the 2nd slot. It also doesn't s...
by Zhentar
Fri May 27, 2005 1:30 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180: A visual tour
Replies: 224
Views: 162094

That looks beautiful...

I have only two concerns about it.

1. Will that positioning of the PSU give enough room for 120mm fan PSUs?

2. Will there be a contest to give away one or more of these to me?
by Zhentar
Thu May 26, 2005 6:58 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Operating temperature for AMD 64 3000+
Replies: 11
Views: 2729

I'm running a 3000+ undervolted to ~1.12volts. I have some 80mm cooler master aluminum heatsink; the fan is controlled by my mobo and at the speeds it's going at is very quiet (though the room I'm in is too noisy for effective noise comparisons); I get 28C idle and 35C under full load.
by Zhentar
Thu May 26, 2005 11:18 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Matrox G550
Replies: 16
Views: 4218

i'd love LCD but the technology is still immature and i have forseen the technology to get Much better by the time this g200 dies.. I'd hardly say that; I've never seen a CRT come close to the quality of my Dell 2001FP or my sister's 2005FPW. As for DVI, my experience with Matrox cards on LCDs is p...
by Zhentar
Tue May 24, 2005 6:00 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting an A64 in software,where BIOS doesn’t undervolt
Replies: 1
Views: 2046

My DFI Lanparty NF4 seems to limit me to 1.1volts in software, but it can go down to .8 in the motherboard. I don't know how common that is though.
by Zhentar
Mon May 23, 2005 3:19 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Dust Kills Computers.....
Replies: 67
Views: 22326

Sure bluefront. But I think they'll have to pack a user that reads (and follows) the directions in the box too.
by Zhentar
Mon May 23, 2005 3:16 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ati matx multi-video card goodness
Replies: 10
Views: 4476

The slots are right next to each other. That seems like a really bad idea. A terrible one even. I think it's highly doubtful that if they keep the spacing like that there will be any worthwhile options considerable by SPCRers. But, maybe they've come up with something to make sure that's not a probl...
by Zhentar
Mon May 23, 2005 10:00 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: any amd64 revision E undervolts
Replies: 3
Views: 1529

At stock speeds (3000+) and a decent cooler, mine runs stable at 1.15v. When I get my Thermalright XP-120 I think I'll be able to get it lower.
by Zhentar
Sun May 22, 2005 7:42 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DFI NF4 Ultra-D undervolting with CrystalCPUID
Replies: 0
Views: 1850

DFI NF4 Ultra-D undervolting with CrystalCPUID

I just got a 3000+ Venice and a DFI Lanparty NF4 Ultra-D. Of course, I've been experimenting with undervolting and underclocking it. Unfortunately; I haven't been able to set the voltage lower than 1.1 volts using CrystalCPUID. Has anyone else been able to get it lower? It shouldn't be a problem run...
by Zhentar
Sat May 21, 2005 1:59 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital drives: Raptor 74 & Caviar SE 250
Replies: 64
Views: 47692

Well, the review of the raptor certainly goes well with my experiences. I've found the idle noise to be excellent, on par with the quietest drives I've heard. The performance is excellent as well. Though the seek noise is clearly audible, I've never found it annoying. I know I'm not the only person ...
by Zhentar
Tue Apr 26, 2005 1:41 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Dual-core Athlon64 and HyperThreading (???)
Replies: 11
Views: 6572

Point is, there's no HyperThreading needed to take advantage of a dual core CPU. :) Yes, but only since the release of hyperthreading have many software developers really paid attention to multithreading. Because of this, pretending to have hyperthreading will cause some (I have no idea how many) p...
by Zhentar
Sat Apr 17, 2004 8:41 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: New "Dry Water" Cooling possiblities?
Replies: 16
Views: 5482

It would seem like whatever it is, it must have some sort of massively high surface tension to be able to touch things without being absorbed. I could swear that surface tension is one of the things that actually prevents effective heat transfer in the first place, so it would seem like this may no...
by Zhentar
Fri Jan 02, 2004 10:48 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR web design costs points!
Replies: 6
Views: 2291

There's another firebird extension, 'remove anything' from extensionroom.mozdev.com it will allow you to right click on the ad and remove it from the page. The click to play flash thing is probably better for this though.
by Zhentar
Wed Dec 31, 2003 12:21 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Interesting Races and Folders-on-the-Move
Replies: 975
Views: 368128

That whole lockheed passing me thing was kinda surprising, I remember being in heated competition with him before I borged my parents entire office. Once I get all my folding returned to normal though, I can't see how I'm going to get higher production :( I could log into 40 800mhz lab computers and...
by Zhentar
Wed Dec 31, 2003 1:06 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Interesting Races and Folders-on-the-Move
Replies: 975
Views: 368128

It's been quite some time since I've been on here, but it has come to my attention that some infidels are intending to pass me! I would like to tell them that among other things, my main 2.4ghz athlon has been out for a month. But once I get back to school in a couple weeks I'll have a shiny new mot...
by Zhentar
Tue Nov 18, 2003 2:18 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Interesting article (boost for folding?)
Replies: 7
Views: 2719

2, 3, whats the difference? Its pretty far from 128 regardless. But still, it's my understanding, based on the 2001 super computing convention (I ditched school to visit it when it was in denver) that the athlon xps get 2 flops a cycle. If you can provide a source with the actual number that would b...
by Zhentar
Tue Nov 18, 2003 9:44 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Interesting article (boost for folding?)
Replies: 7
Views: 2719

nah, its only $10,000 without software. But its got 25 gigaflops! 128 FPUs kind of owns AMD's 2. I don't know where they got double the 3 ghz P4 though, the P4 doesn't even come close! And thats not even counting the 64 non-fp ALUs! And just imagine overclocking that thing.... at 3 watt power consum...
by Zhentar
Mon Nov 17, 2003 3:52 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: What's happening to us?
Replies: 18
Views: 6036

My productions dropped at least 700 points a week,probably more, thanks to technical difficulties.
by Zhentar
Sat Nov 15, 2003 11:18 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Pump survey
Replies: 28
Views: 17642

I'm using a little giant PCL-020. Its stats are pretty close to the Iwaki MD15, but half the price, and twice the power consumption.

Its kinda noisy, I want to buy a Iwaki MD-15 when I can afford it. Submerging it made things worse.
by Zhentar
Sat Nov 15, 2003 10:38 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: More statistics fun...
Replies: 8
Views: 3448

My stats have been dropping a bit. Not one of my three computers here is folding. One for network problems I haven't figured out yet, one for noise/heat reasons (my laptop doesn't like the full load) and my main machine blew up 3 capacitors. :(
by Zhentar
Fri Oct 31, 2003 1:56 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: How do you all feel about rounded calbes?
Replies: 47
Views: 11208

You should be pretty well protected from data corruption, it willl hurt performance though. Every time an error is detected, it has to resend that data a second time. I still use rounded cables though.
by Zhentar
Wed Oct 29, 2003 3:05 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: First WU completed, couple questions
Replies: 10
Views: 4117

2: Aside from the two different calculation cores, different work units are also working on different proteins. Differently sized proteins will require considerably different processing time.
by Zhentar
Thu Oct 23, 2003 7:56 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Help me pick a video card
Replies: 12
Views: 4869

that sounds like a CPU problem, <random numbers>

Anyways, the 9600 pro is ordered. I decided it would be better to get a DX 9 card since the way I go about this I won't want to upgrade again until they stop making AGP slots, and probably for some time after.
by Zhentar
Thu Oct 23, 2003 1:13 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Help me pick a video card
Replies: 12
Views: 4869

But their also more expensive

This one just barely stays in my price range, at $149:
Sapphire Atlantis ATI RADEON 9600 PRO 128MB 8X AGP DVI/TV BULK

I guess I'll have to get it, and I wanted to spend that money on a new pump :(