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by propheci
Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:29 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright XP-120 and Core Duo 2
Replies: 10
Views: 4341

OK, so I got the motherboard, the CPU, and my XP-120 from the previous computer. Problem is, I bought the CPU OEM and it doesn't come with the retentation bracket. So I can't seem to mount the XP-120 onto the motherboard (Gigabyte DS3). I don't even remember how I got the bracket to mount the XP-120...
by propheci
Sat Aug 19, 2006 9:53 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright XP-120 and Core Duo 2
Replies: 10
Views: 4341

Thermalright XP-120 and Core Duo 2

I have the XP-120 right now on a P4 Northwood. Will that fit with the new Core Duo 2 chips? Also, is there a big difference between the Ultra-120 and XP-120? Thanks!
by propheci
Wed Jun 29, 2005 12:58 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Problem putting XP-120 on Asus board
Replies: 7
Views: 2478

Ralf Hutter wrote:Since your location's not in your profile, I can't help with B&M stores, but Fry's and Microcenter here in the US carry them.
actually, i'm in Sunny SoCal myself, too. i guess i'll be visiting Fry's after work today.

so these brackets are standard from Intel and not something specific to Asus?
by propheci
Wed Jun 29, 2005 7:45 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Problem putting XP-120 on Asus board
Replies: 7
Views: 2478

ahh.. ok. i was so confused. thank you for the explanation.

is there any place that would sell retention brackets for asus motherboards? i have no idea where i put my original bracket. my previous heatsink was an alpha and it didn't need the bracket.
by propheci
Tue Jun 28, 2005 11:33 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Problem putting XP-120 on Asus board
Replies: 7
Views: 2478

Problem putting XP-120 on Asus board

i'm trying to put the XP-120 on my ASUS P4P800 SE board. the board is listed on thermalright's site as compatible with the XP-120 so no problems there. the problem comes in when i try to put the retention bracket on the board. i got thermalright's LGA775 RM that's made for socket 478s. the problem i...
by propheci
Thu Jun 23, 2005 2:02 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sonata II or 3700 BQE?
Replies: 4
Views: 1977

oops.. forgot i had posted this question..haha. anyway, i went with the 3000B. it really just came down to either the Sonata II or 3000B. 2 pros for the 3000B were (1) no PSU and (2) the HDD mount direction. Sonata has that sideways thing that i guess isn't optimal for cooling the drives? the only t...
by propheci
Thu Jun 23, 2005 8:44 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sonata II or SLK3000b
Replies: 4
Views: 1874

you can get the SLK3000B on amazon for $43. shipping is free since it's over $25. i ordered one a couple of weeks ago and it arrived promptly. shipping at newegg is at least $15.
by propheci
Wed Jun 22, 2005 8:09 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GeForce 7800 GTX ***NOT*** dissipating 200W!
Replies: 86
Views: 29486

i think the biggest reason for the lower dissipation is the reduction in die size. IIRC, the G70 uses a 110nm process while the 6800s were 130nm.
by propheci
Mon Jun 20, 2005 9:17 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Advice on 6800GT Line
Replies: 10
Views: 3091

Why wouldn't you buy one? Thanks for the info! just to add a bit more info to this new card. it's the 7800GTX. according to some preliminary results, it should dethrone ATI's X850XT as the fastest non-SLI card. read this for some numbers. http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=24068 all the in-depth r...
by propheci
Mon Jun 20, 2005 9:01 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet MiniITX case
Replies: 4
Views: 2175

two items i wanted to mention. first, the casetronic stuff. http://www.casetronic.com/Products/Products_Main.asp. i used to run a travla-c137 and it was pretty good. the case had a single 60mm fan which is pretty quiet with a fanmate. the psu is external and totally silent (ie, no fans). it fits a 3...
by propheci
Thu Jun 16, 2005 12:11 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How to attach a Nexus 120mm to a SLK3000B exhaust?
Replies: 17
Views: 4387

can the rubber sticks (like the Verax ones) hold a Nexus 120 steady enough?
by propheci
Mon Jun 13, 2005 6:15 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Will XP-120 Fit a Northwood?
Replies: 8
Views: 2599

i have an antec slk3000b.
by propheci
Mon Jun 13, 2005 5:23 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building Parents a New Computer; In Need of Recommendations
Replies: 18
Views: 4434

a word about the casetronics. in some of their cases, you get no airflow over the HDD. so the temperature could get up to 55 or something. i had one 3.5" HDD go bad in mine after a year. i switched to a 5400rpm 3.5" HDD and it was fine after that. though you might not need to worry if you're getting...
by propheci
Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:10 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Will XP-120 Fit a Northwood?
Replies: 8
Views: 2599

pony-tail wrote:Be VERY careful of clearance to the PSU .
or like me , you may have an expensive paperweight !
can you elaborate on that a bit? thanks.

i have a ASUS p4p800se and a seasonic s-12 430.
by propheci
Mon Jun 13, 2005 10:51 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Will XP-120 Fit a Northwood?
Replies: 8
Views: 2599

great. thanks. my mobo is on their "Okay" list so it looks like everything will fit nicely.
by propheci
Mon Jun 13, 2005 10:13 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Will XP-120 Fit a Northwood?
Replies: 8
Views: 2599

Will XP-120 Fit a Northwood?

i have a P4 2.6 Northwood. i'm pretty sure it's socket 478. thermalright's website says the XP-120 will fit the 478 but then towards the middle of the page, it says "Intel: Pentium-4 socket 478 3.2 GHz and above"? maybe that line refers only to the recommended fan or something, but the spacing makes...
by propheci
Mon Jun 13, 2005 9:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building Parents a New Computer; In Need of Recommendations
Replies: 18
Views: 4434

Re: Definitely a C3...

Yes... the fewer things that can break, the better. Is there a lower model than the VIA EPIA M10000; like isn't there a model witha fanless cpu cooler already installed (it looks like that one has a fan) not that noise will be an issue, i'm just curious. that looks good, 1 pci slot for the modem, 2...
by propheci
Mon Jun 13, 2005 9:20 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New a64 system (in Sweden), feedback wanted
Replies: 14
Views: 3392

with regards to the video card, which games are you going to play? the ATIs dominate in the HL2 stuff while the Nvidias dominate in the Doom3 stuff.

also, if you're going to run linux, the ATI driver support is horrid.
by propheci
Mon Jun 13, 2005 9:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New Athlon 64 System
Replies: 7
Views: 2557

ditto on the SATA over IDE. as far as the video card, IIRC, the 6600 GT is much better than the 6600. something like a 30% to 45% performance increase depending on the game. also, are you getting PCI-E or AGP? i guess that really depends on which mobo you get. edit: http://graphics.tomshardware.com/...
by propheci
Mon Jun 06, 2005 3:00 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sonata II or 3700 BQE?
Replies: 4
Views: 1977

Sonata II or 3700 BQE?

hi, so i've finally decided to upgrade my case (old SX-830) to something new this summer. the P180 is out of the question due to its size and also price. basically, i'm trying to decide between the 3700 BQE or Sonata II. the sonata is about 1.5" shorter, which is a definite plus since size matters. ...
by propheci
Fri Jun 03, 2005 8:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1617301

John Petrucci - Suspended Animation

he's the guitarist from Dream Theater.
by propheci
Fri Jun 03, 2005 7:53 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sonata II - Neglected due to P180?
Replies: 17
Views: 5803

i agree. the P180 seems really nice but it's just too big for my taste. with all its hype, the sonata II has been virtually ignored. i know i'll be getting one when it comes out, but it would be nice to see some more info on it.
by propheci
Sun Dec 12, 2004 7:04 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Max safe temp for hard drives?
Replies: 103
Views: 307971

i have a Maxtor 6Y120P0 and it's been running at 55-57C (according to SMART) for the past 6 months or so. i haven't experienced any failures in my general usage of it. but it's only a email server and there's only about 2GB of stuff on it. however, running a smart extended test reports there are "re...
by propheci
Sat Dec 11, 2004 8:04 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet 3.5" 5400rpm Harddrives
Replies: 4
Views: 1938

i think the samsung V60 or V80 series are good. speaking of which, does anyone know where i can buy them in the US?
by propheci
Fri Sep 24, 2004 7:20 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Reasonable Mobo Temperatures?
Replies: 3
Views: 2287

mm..actually i'm in linux and using lm-sensors. i dunno what pc probe says. anyway, i installed the arctic vga cooler on my radeon 9800 and it took the mobo temp down to 30C now. cpu says 26C. even if that's 10C higher at 36C, i'm content.
by propheci
Wed Sep 22, 2004 9:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Reasonable Mobo Temperatures?
Replies: 3
Views: 2287

Reasonable Mobo Temperatures?

on idle, my motherboard temp reports at 36C and my CPU reports at 30C. the CPU temp is more than fine but is the mobo temp a bit high? i got a P4 2.6G (Northwood) and Asus P4P800 SE. CPU heatsink is the Alpha PAL8942. there are 4 Panaflo L's in there and a loud/hot Radeon 9800 Pro (Sapphire) with th...
by propheci
Fri Jul 23, 2004 6:14 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflos with RPM sensor?
Replies: 4
Views: 1685

to my understanding, none of the Panaflo L 80mms have RPM sensing. only the M or higher ones do.
by propheci
Fri Jul 23, 2004 6:11 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet Case (and PSU) for Mini-ITX
Replies: 3
Views: 1665

oops..sorry. i have the VIA EPIA 800. that's the C3 800Mhz.
by propheci
Fri Jul 23, 2004 5:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet Case (and PSU) for Mini-ITX
Replies: 3
Views: 1665

Quiet Case (and PSU) for Mini-ITX

hi, i have a mini-itx computer currently running in a CK-1010 [1]. it's got a 150W PSU, which is plenty for the system. i just have the board, RAM, and a 3.5" hard drive. however, the PSU is louder than i'd like it. it's nothing compared to my full tower but at night, it's not exactly silent. i've b...