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by TooNice
Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:15 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: According to Anandtech, Conroe beats FX-60
Replies: 145
Views: 53142

Clock per clock AMD was not better until they released thunderbird. First athlon generations were actually slower to MHz equivalent Intel CPUs. And even after thunderbird release I'd say they were tied performance wise. Battle at 600Mhz . I didn't count, but I am sure the Athlon beat the P3 more of...
by TooNice
Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:05 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Upcoming Reviews & Articles
Replies: 193
Views: 326248

I look forward to that.

My motherboard temp reading is abnormally high compared to others. I wonder why..
by TooNice
Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:24 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: [CeBIT 06] Scythe Infinity and much more.
Replies: 15
Views: 3391

But the Ninja is a good marketing name... :o

Ninja -> Silent -> Passive
by TooNice
Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:20 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: According to Anandtech, Conroe beats FX-60
Replies: 145
Views: 53142

It seems to me that when the Athlon came out initially as a 650mHz and then 700mHz, that the Pentium !!! was still at 550mHz. I am pretty sure it started at 500mhz actually, but in very small quantity. 600Mhz P3 was available at the time of the K7 700Mhz, but by then AMD has already established its...
by TooNice
Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Zalman VF900 @ CES 2006
Replies: 67
Views: 24750

^ Touche! :D

I am wondering how this compares to the stock cooler of the X1800/X1900 series. They don't seem bad at all in terms of cooling.
by TooNice
Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:42 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Amd X2 4200 (dual core) w/ Zalman 7000b-CU ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1653

How about fan speed?

Your idle temp doesn't seem out of the ordinary (my Opteron 165 at stock idles at around that temperature). But your load temperature is very strange. The stock heatpipe heatsink seems to cope much better than that o.O
by TooNice
Sat Mar 18, 2006 8:25 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: [CeBIT 06] Scythe Infinity and much more.
Replies: 15
Views: 3391

Does this mean there is nothing set to replace the Ninja on the horizon?

Will Scythe update the Ninja to add support for AM2 (out of the box)?
by TooNice
Sat Mar 18, 2006 9:35 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Upcoming Reviews & Articles
Replies: 193
Views: 326248

Just wondering. There is a review of the Intel Prescott stock cooler. How about a similar one for the AMD Heatpipe cooler? I just bought an Opteron, and I am wondering how much I would gain from going with a Zalman 9500/Scythe Ninja. (This stock cooler is by far more quiet than my old socket A cooler)
by TooNice
Thu Mar 16, 2006 11:42 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12 fan speed
Replies: 3
Views: 1391

Seasonic S12 fan speed

Hello, I was wondering what is the fan speed of the S12 range of PSUs.

PC Probe II is reporting 727, which seems pretty slow considering that I have not tried to slow it down or anything.
by TooNice
Tue Mar 14, 2006 5:18 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: [CeBIT 06] Zalman CNPS9700 !
Replies: 17
Views: 6306

Ooh, that's it. I am keeping my stock AMD cooler until those new fans come out. I am a bit worried the Scythe Ninja won't fit my case and it is not exactly cheap over here.
by TooNice
Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:14 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: According to Anandtech, Conroe beats FX-60
Replies: 145
Views: 53142

I never said that Intel made crappy chipsets / mobos, but that AMD CPUs were used on such mobos. Sorry, the last part of my last post wasn't directed at you but ~El~Jefe~. I guess I should've quoted it: BUT! amd wasnt trying to pawn off crap like p4 when other better chips were around, they did as ...
by TooNice
Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:14 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: According to Anandtech, Conroe beats FX-60
Replies: 145
Views: 53142

I resent that! Not only I played games on K5-PR166 and K6-2/400, but also did software development on those - some 6-8 years ago IIRC! It's true that there were many crappy motherboards used with those CPUs though... Still, few would argue that at the time, Intel had chips with better FPU performan...
by TooNice
Sun Mar 12, 2006 10:16 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: According to Anandtech, Conroe beats FX-60
Replies: 145
Views: 53142

so, that's why i say SCREW INTEL. force feed us crap, refuse good things because of marketing/businessdeals/pride, leave em be is what I say. YEA! SCREW INTEL! ... actually, no. No one forced you or anyone to buy Intel... unless you buy from Dell anyway. They made some mistake. It costed them our m...
by TooNice
Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:15 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: According to Anandtech, Conroe beats FX-60
Replies: 145
Views: 53142

From a performance point of view it's exciting to know how much overclocking potential that Conroe has. Current 90nm FX-60s cannot be pushed over 3.0Ghz with air cooling, so the overclocking headroom of FX-60 isn't really spectacular. Then again, the FX-60 is the current top of the line. Those chip...
by TooNice
Thu Mar 09, 2006 7:09 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: According to Anandtech, Conroe beats FX-60
Replies: 145
Views: 53142

The Intel chip was an advanced yet unreleased model, while the AMD was a current, retail model. When Intel current best is compared w/ AMD's current best, then it will be a more relevant contest. Agreed. -- The comparison was interesting and exciting, but it's naturally biased. Yes, I have no doubt...
by TooNice
Mon Mar 06, 2006 5:03 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus RD580 is A8R32-MVP - Passvie Crossfire
Replies: 66
Views: 18870

If you generalize the typical buyers of Intel and AMD, it could be said that Intel is more of a safe choise for "wussies". For the past few years AMD has been the nr.1 extreme overclocking platform. I know that Intel has some overclocking as well (I said this so TomZ doens't have to feel like point...
by TooNice
Sat Mar 04, 2006 9:04 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus RD580 is A8R32-MVP - Passvie Crossfire
Replies: 66
Views: 18870

Agreed but which version & which board - decisions, decisions... :lol: (thanks for that link BTW) I can't be bothered modding the board, so the DFI version is out (since it uses a fan for cooling). That leaves Abit as the only other option (unless Asus does a "Premium" version of this board in 6 mo...
by TooNice
Sat Mar 04, 2006 3:07 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus RD580 is A8R32-MVP - Passvie Crossfire
Replies: 66
Views: 18870

I think you are right in this. Most people with Intel motherboards/chipsets are very very satisfied. I have never heard owner of Intel motherboard complain. Well, I fondly remember my Asus BX motherboard. It was one of the best along with Abit's offering at the time. And it still worked after 7 yea...
by TooNice
Fri Mar 03, 2006 4:53 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus RD580 is A8R32-MVP - Passvie Crossfire
Replies: 66
Views: 18870

Sorry, but in this matter vice president of Creative audios has more authority then you, even if he wasn't a technician/engineer. Without proof, your words are just an opinion to me. So please feel free to elaborate, either in this thread or in a new one. I have to say, I am skeptical about those s...
by TooNice
Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:16 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooling an AMD X2 3800; Third Party vs. New Fan?
Replies: 20
Views: 6803

Ah, didn't think of that point.

Guess I'll try out this stock cooler. Actually, I don't even know if I have a heatpipe version. My opteron is still boxed (and being a low end dual core Opteron, it might not have heatpipe based coolers.
by TooNice
Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:12 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: The most accurate PCU wattage calculator?
Replies: 7
Views: 2808

Makes me wonder though. How hard would it be for PSU manufacturer to include some type of system load monitor?
by TooNice
Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:10 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Puzzled by SPCR's PSU review/recommendations
Replies: 27
Views: 9343

Umm, my last PSU was a Noisetaker (though one of higher wattage than what you have). I find the Seasonic to be quieter than the Enermax.

There is still the option of getting the 430W PSU and add a PCIe power adapter later on..
by TooNice
Thu Mar 02, 2006 12:43 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooling an AMD X2 3800; Third Party vs. New Fan?
Replies: 20
Views: 6803

Is there anywhere I can get a review/comparison of the stock heatpipe AMD cooler and some of those larger towers?
by TooNice
Wed Mar 01, 2006 6:39 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: More on the RD580
Replies: 1
Views: 904

More on the RD580

http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=2705&p=5 This part should please silencers: RD580, or Crossfire Xpress 3200 is a solid performer that is much more mature than earlier ATI chipsets. Crossfire performance was trouble free with RD580 and, very significantly, RD580 ran much cooler in...
by TooNice
Wed Mar 01, 2006 6:12 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Some more info about AM2 processors
Replies: 53
Views: 14125

What I find particularly interesting is that Intel's Chief Technology Officer predicted as early as 2000 that this continuous clock scaling with continuous heat increase was unsustainable, but did nothing about it . They foresaw the disadvantages of the Prescott, but they made it anyway . I think t...
by TooNice
Wed Mar 01, 2006 5:53 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooling an AMD X2 3800; Third Party vs. New Fan?
Replies: 20
Views: 6803

Lucky! That is half the price of a Ninja + Yate Loon over here! Actually, I have a similar problem now. I have an Opteron 165, but I am not sure whether to stick with the stock cooler, or go ahead and get the Ninja. The Ninja cost a fair fortune here ($55), though I already have some 120mm Yate Loon...
by TooNice
Tue Feb 28, 2006 8:10 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Some more info about AM2 processors
Replies: 53
Views: 14125

That's what progress is all about, sure Intel have an unjustified dominance in the consumer market (surprised antitrust lawsuits have not been brought against them) but to actively want them to exploit this duopoly is bizarre. I certainly agree that progress is good. Fast progress is even better (e...
by TooNice
Mon Feb 27, 2006 8:22 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New AMD AM2 socket makes 939 heatsinks incompatible :(
Replies: 52
Views: 13626

Umm, I am building a new system. As much as I am tempted by the Scythe Ninja, would it be better if I stick with the stock cooler (since I am building a retail chip anyway), until newer coolers/AM2 compatible revisions of the coolers are released?). Bump and going back to this... I am still not dec...
by TooNice
Wed Feb 22, 2006 12:51 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja in Narrow Cases
Replies: 4
Views: 2495

Thanks. I am interested to see whether the Ninja & Yate Loon combo would fit on my Coolermaster 201 'Black Widow'. The official width is the same as your 210, although but there is little room for error. As in your case, if it doesn't fit, then I have an excuse to get the P180. But I rather not at t...
by TooNice
Wed Feb 22, 2006 12:02 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for high res pic for the P180: Black & Silver
Replies: 2
Views: 1227

Looking for high res pic for the P180: Black & Silver

I decided to throw a poll in, but what I'd really like to see on this thread, is if people could kindly post high resolution pictures of the two "flavours" available. I have some kind of bias towards black (most of my system is black). My current case is a Coolermaster CM 201 'Black Widow', which is...