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by GlassMan
Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:40 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Upgradeability of am2 vs core2duo
Replies: 26
Views: 10602

You will be more welcomed to dig on AMD's Tech Analyst Day (June 1, 2006) presentation slides. Smile In summary, do not go AM2 if you have a semi decent 939 system. Current C2D LGA 775 boards are/will be compatible with the upcoming Kentsfield (Q4 of 2006) and the Conroe die shrink in second half o...
by GlassMan
Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:27 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ATI release a low power chipset for C2D – All platforms!
Replies: 5
Views: 4149

Maybe you can tell me (sorry if this is considered a hijack) why 1080p is sometimes mentioned as 720p and 1080i are the standards for HDTV?
by GlassMan
Thu Aug 10, 2006 1:08 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New rig,AMD or Conroe for the best performance/price?
Replies: 62
Views: 21658

Sizzle wrote:I have a E6300 on the way, looking at any performance tests, it out performs procs that cost quite a bit more then it does.

I did drop some big dollars on my mother board though, but I guess that depends on the features you want.
OK I'll bite, What board, and what features, how much.
by GlassMan
Tue Aug 08, 2006 4:04 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Upgradeability of am2 vs core2duo
Replies: 26
Views: 10602

Doesn't matter if you lose HT3.0 in a single socket board. Good, K8L in 2007, then the desision is Am2 upgrade to K8L. s939 4x4 ( to actually use HT 3.0) or a single socket board with you choice of memory. Probably AM3 for most up to date chipset, Conroe users can go AM2/3 to reuse ol memory. Don't ...
by GlassMan
Tue Aug 08, 2006 1:17 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Upgradeability of am2 vs core2duo
Replies: 26
Views: 10602

s754 was released as a value socket, and to get A64 out quickly. s939 was held up by the pci-e spec. So AMD held s939 til pci-e was ready. EVERYONE knew s939 would soon be out before s754 was launched. There was no deception or false promises. My early s939 is compatable with all s939 chips. That's ...
by GlassMan
Tue Aug 08, 2006 7:08 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Upgradeability of am2 vs core2duo
Replies: 26
Views: 10602

I did with s754, and will (dual core) with my very early s939, soon.(and pci-e was part of the s939 package day one).
Many do it with AMD because you can. You can't with intel, so you don't . It really is that simple.
by GlassMan
Mon Aug 07, 2006 3:45 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Upgradeability of am2 vs core2duo
Replies: 26
Views: 10602

You can't really compare the X2 4600 with the E6600. The 6600 is a lot faster than the 4600, it even manages to beat the FX-62 in some benchmarks. The 4600 is much closer to the E6400 in terms of performance, and that is priced a little below the 4600. Based on most reviews, I would say the E6600 i...
by GlassMan
Sun Aug 06, 2006 1:10 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Upgradeability of am2 vs core2duo
Replies: 26
Views: 10602

Historically intel will do something to prevent upgradability. If they don't change sockets they will change voltage requirements, as they did with these C2D's vs the engineering samples which could be used on older 775 boards. They have done this with all sockets since slot 1 (or if you like, socke...
by GlassMan
Sat Jul 29, 2006 5:44 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 250mm 25cm fans
Replies: 5
Views: 3680

http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?storeId=10001&catalogId=10002&catalogIdentifier=Jegs_Direct&categoryId=10117&parentCategoryId=10113 This one will start and run at 5V http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?storeId=10001&catalogId=10002&catalogIdent...
by GlassMan
Wed Jun 14, 2006 5:18 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU Heads UP!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1366

It is much safer to plug 115v into a 230 volt setting than to plug 230v into the 115v set psu!!!!
by GlassMan
Wed Jun 14, 2006 4:34 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: NV5 and NCIX = PaperWeight RESOLVED by Arctic Cooling
Replies: 14
Views: 9255

Thanks Blair, The distrubuter is in Canada, and seamlessly handed me over to the US distrbuter arctic.us@arctic-cooling.com They have shipped me an NV5 rev.2 for a replacement, no mention of returning the old one. I don't know if the US site responds directly, so if you have to, use the North Americ...
by GlassMan
Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:40 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: NV5 and NCIX = PaperWeight RESOLVED by Arctic Cooling
Replies: 14
Views: 9255

I am pleased to report that the distibuter responded the next day, and we are arranging the RMA. No Thanks to NCIX who remain Ixnayed in my book. They could easily have directed me to the distributer. My thanks for all your comments, it motivated me to try again, and soon my Silencer will no longer ...
by GlassMan
Sun Jun 04, 2006 6:37 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: NV5 and NCIX = PaperWeight RESOLVED by Arctic Cooling
Replies: 14
Views: 9255

Update, I found the North American Distributer's web site at the Arctic-Cooling.com I dropped them a line, so I will wait to see if there are any positive results. I'll let you know if or when they get back to me.
by GlassMan
Sun Jun 04, 2006 1:20 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: NV5 and NCIX = PaperWeight RESOLVED by Arctic Cooling
Replies: 14
Views: 9255

That method would be fine with me Jazz, but what if WD or Seagate wouldn't accept warranty items except through the retailer, and NewEgg refused to help in anyway, while still offering the items for sale with a 1 or 3 yr warranty listed? My whole point, regardless of fault is that my Cooler is a pap...
by GlassMan
Sun Jun 04, 2006 12:18 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: NV5 and NCIX = PaperWeight RESOLVED by Arctic Cooling
Replies: 14
Views: 9255

I suggest you stay away from Arctic Cooling products then, as they provide RMA service only through the retailer.
by GlassMan
Sun Jun 04, 2006 11:01 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: NV5 and NCIX = PaperWeight RESOLVED by Arctic Cooling
Replies: 14
Views: 9255

In my experiance of computer retail (I worked 8 years in the industry) a prolongued warranty like that is a manufacturers warranty. The retailer will have responsibility for repair or replacement for a statutary period (1 Yr in the UK) and then the manufacturer takes over. Ususually on a user pays ...
by GlassMan
Sun Jun 04, 2006 9:35 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: NV5 and NCIX = PaperWeight RESOLVED by Arctic Cooling
Replies: 14
Views: 9255

As you can see, http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=16841&vpn=AVC-NV5-R3&manufacture=Arctic%20Cooling NCIX promotes the 6 year warranty for the product. As my post says, that is worthless if the retailer doesn't support it. I don't call it jumping through hoops to back your word. So yes, I am...
by GlassMan
Sun Jun 04, 2006 8:18 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: NV5 and NCIX = PaperWeight RESOLVED by Arctic Cooling
Replies: 14
Views: 9255

NV5 and NCIX = PaperWeight RESOLVED by Arctic Cooling

Edit: The Arctic Cooling North America Distibuter (arctic-distribution.com) has promtly responded and we are arranging the RMA. My thanks to you all for motivating me to try again. NCIX gets no credit for resolving this. It would have been so easy for them to refer me to the distributer, even if the...
by GlassMan
Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:31 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Best cooling config for a CM Stacker 830
Replies: 4
Views: 1938

I basically agree with all the above, plus, it is even more flexible. I wouldn't be surprised if just the psu fan would keep the case cool (+ cpu etc) Ive always used the standard 3 fans it comes with through many rebuilds, and dropped any extra fans I've added. You can move the drive cage wherever ...
by GlassMan
Tue Dec 20, 2005 12:00 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 90 nm A64 for S754, FINALLY!
Replies: 120
Views: 49823

Why a measily 3400 when you can get http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819104257
Better hurry!!!!
by GlassMan
Thu Dec 08, 2005 4:26 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: "My Mutant S12-600" or "Am I going blind?&quo
Replies: 6
Views: 2198

I have the older s12-600 with 1 pci-e connector. the other main difference is that the older model has a 24 pin main connector vs the 20+4 pin. Except for the stickers, the box is the same, so maybe an older psu got stuckin the box. Unplug your psu, and carefully re check all your connections includ...
by GlassMan
Tue Dec 06, 2005 2:45 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Neo HE 430 PSU SLI READY yes or no ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1589

You have 32 amps of 12v total to play with. Do the math with what you will be using. Go to the review and estimate what the temps and noise will be at that level. If either level is uncomfortable move up to a higher output psu. If you are building low end probably, if high end, it might not be worth...
by GlassMan
Tue Nov 08, 2005 7:22 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help me upgrade to (maybe) 6800GT, AMD 64 3200+
Replies: 13
Views: 3596

RAM - You theoretically could use the RAM you have already, but you'll have to underclock the system quite a bit to make it compatible. Not true, the system will automatically detect and run the memory at 333, with no latency hit. Cpu wll run at default speed, and the a64 is not bandwidth limited, ...
by GlassMan
Wed Nov 02, 2005 5:15 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Built-in temperature reading accuracy?
Replies: 5
Views: 1655

they are almost always inaccurate, but if the chip is venice, it isn't far off. A very cool chip.
My 3700 san diego @2800 folds in the low 40's, (by probe to side)
by GlassMan
Wed Nov 02, 2005 5:10 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help me upgrade to (maybe) 6800GT, AMD 64 3200+
Replies: 13
Views: 3596

The nV5 always runs at full speed, perhaps an ati 800xl? would be a better choice. it uses less power and I believe the ati version of the AC hs-fan is temp controlled. The nv5 although not loud will be the loudest fan (24/7) if your 80's are quiet. Don't worry about cnq, as the bios controlled fan ...
by GlassMan
Fri Oct 28, 2005 7:48 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Welding copper heatpipes to aluminium fins - how to?
Replies: 11
Views: 3104

ASlsolder is a solder made for aluminum, flus is an acid that thouroughly cleans the metal (solder and weld will not stick to non bare metal) and boils off.
they are just examples, home depot probaly has what you need
by GlassMan
Thu Oct 27, 2005 7:24 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Welding copper heatpipes to aluminium fins - how to?
Replies: 11
Views: 3104

Don't know about welding, but usually solder would be used, or braizing if more strength was needed. the welding eqipement usually available is much to large, and welding doesn't flow to cover all the contact surfaces like solder. Do copper and aluminum melt at appx the same temp, if not you can not...
by GlassMan
Wed Jun 15, 2005 5:06 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SilenX 450watt PSU vs. Tagan 480watt PSU?
Replies: 13
Views: 3673

The Tagen 480 never ramped up with my overclocked a64. You have to stick your ear in it to hear it.
by GlassMan
Sat Jun 04, 2005 6:34 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much power a PSU is drawing
Replies: 27
Views: 7492

From http://www.silentpcreview.com/article217-page3.html Note that modern systems (after 2003) tend to draw most of their power off the 12V line. ATX12V PSU Design Guideline v1.3 and beyond specify much higher current for the 12V line than in the past. As a result, older PSUs that deliver high enoug...