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by pony-tail
Fri Oct 06, 2006 1:23 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright XP-90 installing issues
Replies: 4
Views: 2339

If there is a weakness in the solder joints - Yes it can . If the board is properly made it should not . I run an XP90c on my A64 and have had no such issues , but I have seen it on a Shuttle SN45g when the cooler (proprietry heatpipe cooler calledan ICE ) was clamped down tight the machine would no...
by pony-tail
Fri Oct 06, 2006 12:51 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermaltake Sonic Tower mod
Replies: 5
Views: 2426

They are actually not a bad cooler , they were just a bit fiddly to mount on a socket 478 .
I had one passively cooling a P4 3.2 northy on a P4P800 board - it should cool your chip with just the rear case fan , If the socket is the right way around.
by pony-tail
Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:58 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD A64 X2 TDP Poll
Replies: 75
Views: 84439

Mine is socket 939 4600+ X2 CPU Id 20FB1 APIC 0 Revision BH9-E4 Processor AMD Athlon 64X2 4600+ (Manchester) Speed 2412.47 (201.04x12.0) Platform Socket 939 VCore 1.300v TCaseMax 57c TDP 75.0 Watts Hope this is of some use ! I forgot to add this cpu is only about 1 month old and is a warranty replac...
by pony-tail
Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:28 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Toledo 4800X2
Replies: 7
Views: 2790

Try plugging the fanmate into an adaptor off one of the PSU. molex plugs.
That way you have a clean 12v to start with .
by pony-tail
Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:23 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: x2 4200 temperatures
Replies: 19
Views: 7223

I have an X2 4600 (110 watt I believe) on an Asus A8N-sli Premium. It Idles at 38-40 and the highest I have had it is 55 . Antec Sonata (original) case , Thermalright XP90-C with NMB-Mat low speed fan on a Zalman Fanmate at just above the lowest setting . It has a couple of 7800 GTs in there so Sile...
by pony-tail
Thu Apr 06, 2006 12:31 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: so, what's the consensus on the Zalman VF-900
Replies: 24
Views: 9431

On a Radeon 9800 XT in a Thermally challenged Sonata case - It cools the card impeccably down to about 7v (does not make much difference dropping from 12 - 7v ) at 5v (fanmate minimum) it cools ok for a while but if I loop 3D mark 03 demo it starts to artifact (sparkly dots on the Rhino and elephant...
by pony-tail
Fri Mar 31, 2006 10:57 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can AeroCool Fanless VGA Cooler Cool 5900 Ultra?
Replies: 2
Views: 1174

Be careful 5900 ultras run way hot - A Zalman zm80 -d will not cool one without a fan . So I very much doubt that that one would . VF-700 cu does though , but is not fanless .
by pony-tail
Fri Mar 31, 2006 2:15 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NeoHE "High-Efficiency"
Replies: 606
Views: 409145

Thats the kind of marketing B/S I have come to expect from Thermaltake -
but not of Antec .
They will be selling 0db fans soon (measured at 100 metres :twisted: )
Not good.
I just took my $$$$ elswhere !
by pony-tail
Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:45 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: single-slot zalman video cooling!
Replies: 6
Views: 2515

It's a pity because none of their other coolers are any good to me because they use two
slots and I mostly use SFF machines (although I have a couple of full size machines) .
This cooler was looking pretty good.
by pony-tail
Sun Mar 26, 2006 11:56 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NeoHE "High-Efficiency"
Replies: 606
Views: 409145

RMA is obviously a lot easier in the US than in Australia .
Certain posters in this forum should remember that not everybody lives in the US or Canada , and things
become proportionately more complex with the increase in distance .
by pony-tail
Sat Mar 25, 2006 10:52 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can a CRT screen be noisefree?
Replies: 9
Views: 4716

I have an old (2001) Philips Brilliance 202P4 no noise at all , although it is becoming brighter and brighter as time progresses - showing age I guess but it runs at 1600 x1200 at 85 hz for 12 hrs per day I would buy the same again , but it is no longer made. so I have been looking at LCD monitors ....
by pony-tail
Sat Mar 25, 2006 10:27 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: single-slot zalman video cooling!
Replies: 6
Views: 2515

When are these supposed to ship ? or are they just something that Zalman has tossed into the wild to check for response ? I have a pair of 7800gtx cards in desperate need of something like that ! If it is single slot I also have an old Radeon 9800Xt in my SN45g2 Shuttle that I would put one in too i...
by pony-tail
Sat Mar 25, 2006 10:11 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: General rule on SLI performance gain vs single setup
Replies: 7
Views: 2254

I did the Dual 7800gt thing - The increase in most games over single card is more like 10 - 15 % , The two together perform about the same as a 7800GTX (heat is about the same too) but cost more . I went the way I did because I bought 1 card one payday and the other the next . In benc tests the 2 x ...
by pony-tail
Fri Mar 24, 2006 10:36 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: NeoHE problems with nVidia chipsets only?
Replies: 10
Views: 3558

Failed on A8N-SLI premium / Nforce4 SLI Chipset
Board is rev. 1.02
CPU 3800X2
Board and CPU work OK with Silverstone PSU
Same HE PSU works faultlessly on a 915 chipset Asus board
by pony-tail
Fri Mar 24, 2006 7:44 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Notebook's cheaper than similar spec'd desktops?
Replies: 12
Views: 5568

I used a laptop for several years - they are best used at a desk with a keyboard and mouse Especially if you are ancient like me - I no longer use one at all - I replaced mine with a Shuttle and a good quality 15 in LCD . I always use it at a desk but have to transport it accross town Quite often bu...
by pony-tail
Fri Mar 24, 2006 7:24 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Update to the Silverstone Sugo: SG01 EVOLUTION
Replies: 8
Views: 5942

I was actually looking at one of these but decided against it . because it had a larger footprint than the Sonata I wanted to replace, the number of fans , the airflow design amongst other things - I decided to try and chase up a socket 478 Shuttle instead and rat the bits from the Sonata /P4P800-vm...
by pony-tail
Fri Mar 24, 2006 7:11 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: AOpen G325
Replies: 2
Views: 2235

a/ I think you are correct.
b/ This damn thing looks wierd - looks to be a 10 inch cube + PSU
by pony-tail
Fri Mar 24, 2006 12:28 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NeoHE "High-Efficiency"
Replies: 606
Views: 409145

It has cost them one customer (only about 4 units per year) But how many others will drop Antec. I have found that Seasonic - Silverstone and Fortron make PSUs just as well and mostly cheaper. Although I am impressed with the Phantom 500 I have in my P4C800-E machine , but it did not play nice with ...
by pony-tail
Thu Mar 23, 2006 2:11 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12-500 dead...again!
Replies: 12
Views: 4491

However, there had been times when I had nothing but the CPU, Motherboard, and Video Card powered up, and the PSU ran just fine. When I tried one It seemed to work fine then would just reboot or shut down after a while . this issue seems to be worst on Asus boards - only had it one day , took it ba...
by pony-tail
Sat Mar 18, 2006 2:17 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: According to Anandtech, Conroe beats FX-60
Replies: 145
Views: 52627

I still think that unless AMD screws their die shrink up pretty seriously - AMD will at worst give Conroe a run for it's money - Mind you my old uATX Gigabyte system which is only a 2.8 northy with a 9800xt radeon runs just about everything out there including the latest games at both reasonable fra...
by pony-tail
Sat Mar 18, 2006 1:55 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The Vicious Cycle!
Replies: 61
Views: 44674

Now I am right back to the beginning again - Noisey PSU - 2 x loud video cards - etc. My latest build which has cost half a kings ransom (a couple of grand anyway) Has turned out to be my loudest yet ! NOW - the silencing cycle begins again . Maybe we should start "Silencers anonymous " or something...
by pony-tail
Thu Mar 16, 2006 7:03 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU to use with a P180 for a 939 system
Replies: 5
Views: 1885

Just happened to see a post about an HEC 480W psu at badcaps.com - That would have been a better soloution than the Silverstone I am using - looks to be pretty good according to that forum. Don't get me wrong the Silverstone is good - just a bit loud . I don't know if HEC is readily available in AU...
by pony-tail
Thu Mar 16, 2006 6:26 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is an S12-380 enough
Replies: 6
Views: 1983

DFI NF4 Ultra-D
Excellent choice -380watts should be fine.
Personally I would go the next one up but it is more than likely not necessary .
by pony-tail
Thu Mar 16, 2006 3:28 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU to use with a P180 for a 939 system
Replies: 5
Views: 1885

I have had a Tagan in a P4 a couple of years ago (P4B-533/VM ) it worked ok But others on the ABX (Asus boards at the time) had issues it seems they were either very good or very bad . I have not had a P180 but it looks like you will need a PSU with long cables .Antec true Power is good quality reli...
by pony-tail
Thu Mar 16, 2006 2:59 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: According to Anandtech, Conroe beats FX-60
Replies: 145
Views: 52627

I would have to start with Apple IIe and Amstrad 6128 - then my first home grown -: an AMD 12mhz XT and DOS 3.x with Norton commander (M.$ - who are they) - AMD have been around for a while , It was'nt till Intel's "Intel inside" advertising blurb that anybody much cared what the Brand on the CPU wa...
by pony-tail
Thu Mar 16, 2006 2:03 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: According to Anandtech, Conroe beats FX-60
Replies: 145
Views: 52627

I will probably wind up with one of each - but I have had my share of issues with current generations so I hope they have the bugs out of these before they hit the market . I did not buy into presscott but I have a couple of Northwoods and an X2 Athlon . My loyalty is to my pocket not to any Multibi...
by pony-tail
Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:20 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Need passive 939 MB with good O/B sound
Replies: 13
Views: 4779

The Asus Nforce 4 SLI boards haveissues with quite a few Power Supplies - I have had not inconsiderable problems with a A8N-SLI premium (the one with the passive northbridge ) - the sound is ok but not HiFi - once you get the PSU issues sorted it is a wicked performer - get an Nforce4 ultra board un...
by pony-tail
Wed Mar 15, 2006 1:35 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: A loading resistor for picky PSUs?
Replies: 18
Views: 7037

It's a bit late for me but I have had this problem (with an Asus A8N-SLI premium) The problem does not seem to be confined to the Antec PSUs but to a few others as well - But they all seem to be High end (expensive ones ) .A $50au Omni (abrand I had not heard of) booted my machine without issue - ye...
by pony-tail
Wed Mar 15, 2006 12:58 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU to use with a P180 for a 939 system
Replies: 5
Views: 1885

Have you bought your mobo yet ? If not think VERY carefully before you buy an SLI board as to whether you want - or need an SLI setup . If you don't need SLI buy a non-SLI board . SLI setups are prone to issues with compatabily with PSUs the non-SLI NF4-ultra chipset mobos do not seem to be as fussy...
by pony-tail
Tue Mar 14, 2006 8:27 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: A8N-SLI Premium - A64 dual core fully loaded = Dramas !
Replies: 15
Views: 3259

From what my personal experience would indicate , I would have been better with a GF4 ultra cipset board , with a 7800gtx the performance hit from what I was reading is all of a couple (less than 10 FPS) . Actually I should have just bought a 7800gs for my old P4 and waited for the bugs to get irone...