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by bendit
Mon May 28, 2007 3:33 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooler for AMD 4600+ 65w / Antec Fusion
Replies: 9
Views: 3335

Here are a couple of budget options that are low cost and would work well with low power amd chips provided you don't overclock.

first is alpine 64.

second is Scythe Samurai Z Rev B

I have both and the 92mm fans will spin at about half speed unless you are big over clocker.
by bendit
Mon May 28, 2007 3:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: can i plug my 2.5" sata drive to a standard sata power
Replies: 8
Views: 2898

if it has a sata power plug stick a sata power plug in it. that's what it's FOR. :)
by bendit
Sun May 27, 2007 1:51 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: antec ew 380 psu and fan swap
Replies: 3
Views: 1528

I imagine its the same fan then, a high speed ADDA...
thanks for the tip on the panaflo. how about the Scythe labeled ones?
I think I know your answer already. ;-)
by bendit
Sun May 27, 2007 8:53 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: antec ew 380 psu and fan swap
Replies: 3
Views: 1528

antec ew 380 psu and fan swap

is this a psu that would improve if one could drop a low or med speed panaflo? my system is very low power so it is doubtful the controller would ramp the fan. In the review it was stated that the noise was a low hum. Was that fan related?

thanks
by bendit
Sat May 26, 2007 7:02 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Four cases with a 360mm fan - count 'em, four!
Replies: 15
Views: 15533

the trend is for 45w cpus, 2.5'' hd, more efficient psus, lower power motherboards, and better integrated video. but I suppose its the way of the future for HP systems....
by bendit
Sat May 26, 2007 5:07 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Quiet Components; Corsair Ram, Venice Core 3800+
Replies: 0
Views: 1610

Quiet Components; Corsair Ram, Venice Core 3800+

1) 2 x 1g Corsair ValueSelect DDR400 pc3200 ram model # VS1GB400C3 2 for $105 SHIPPED conus dual channel kit 2) S939 AMD Venice Core Athlon 64 3800+ CPU ADA3800DAA4BW less than six months old. Never overclocked. $40 SHIPPED CONUS CAB2E 0634GPCW 1523018160776 shipping is to CONUS Heat: bendit 9-0-0
by bendit
Sun May 20, 2007 9:42 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: GA-M61P-S3 and brisbane x2 3600+
Replies: 0
Views: 1172

GA-M61P-S3 and brisbane x2 3600+

Anybody know if this combo will boot into vista with the current shipping bios? gigabyte says only the f3 bios supports this chip and that bios was released in March. I don't have a floppy and would like to avoid flashing. thanks!
by bendit
Wed May 16, 2007 10:49 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fan Replacement for Antec SU380 PSU (in NSK3400)
Replies: 8
Views: 3051

i replaced the fan with a panaflo L1a with a two wire connector. It worked great for a low power system. Others use a M1a which spins slightly faster.
by bendit
Sun May 06, 2007 4:46 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: newbie undervolt question
Replies: 2
Views: 1380

my m/b is the asus a832mvp and I believe it undervolts with fixed values. still a bit confused. thanks very much.
by bendit
Sun May 06, 2007 8:47 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: newbie undervolt question
Replies: 2
Views: 1380

newbie undervolt question

does undervolting an amd cpu make cnq superfluous? or does cnq still work in some fashion? thanks very much.
by bendit
Fri May 04, 2007 2:21 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Interesting review over at xbitlabs.
Replies: 14
Views: 5577

I don't think they made the case at all. They did make the case for 600w and 700w PSUs. Don't forget that these systems are rarities at that. btw Vista has very good power management tools if you use them. Its very easy to put your computer to sleep and dramatically reduce power consumption, but sti...
by bendit
Thu May 03, 2007 3:46 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: NSK2400,X2 3600 Brisbane, Biostar TA690G: What heatsink?
Replies: 4
Views: 2200

thermalright is overkill for this chip. The Alpine is perfect.
by bendit
Mon Mar 19, 2007 6:45 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Nexfan order troubles
Replies: 13
Views: 12020

I ordered three yl fans today (great prices) and had second thoughts, because I really didn't need them. So I quickly canceled the order. Josh replied very quickly and agreed to cancel the order and promptly refunded the paypal transfer. btw, I asked about Scythe coolers and he said they were going ...
by bendit
Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:11 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 65nm X2 3600+
Replies: 45
Views: 20587

amd motherboards are hit and miss with C n Q support under Vista. My asus MVP does Not support it yet. Remains to be seen if Asus intends to fix it in a new bios.
by bendit
Sat Mar 03, 2007 6:05 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair 520HX or Seasonic S12-430
Replies: 10
Views: 6040

corsair hit a home run with this psu.
by bendit
Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:29 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: interesting new amd athlon single cores
Replies: 1
Views: 1325

interesting new amd athlon single cores

only for am2, however.... AMD's established leadership in performance-per-watt computing, extending from the datacenter to the desktop, allows businesses and consumers to benefit greatly from energy-efficient processors. The new energy-efficient AMD Athlon 64 processors 3500+ and 3800+ are based on ...
by bendit
Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:42 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: c n q in vista
Replies: 8
Views: 3306

thanks. cpuz says that cnq is not working. stays put at 2.4
must be the asus bios I suspect. asus does not have any
drivers ready for vista for the mvp m/b
by bendit
Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:42 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: c n q in vista
Replies: 8
Views: 3306

c n q in vista

I don't think c n q is working for me. I enabled it in bios.
how should I set it up in vista? using a8r32 mvp asus motherboard.
and amd 3800+ venice core.

thank you
by bendit
Wed Jan 24, 2007 6:32 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: nsk2400 - top cover closing
Replies: 2
Views: 1512

thanks for helping. i figured out the mystery. there are a series of little latches on each side of the top cover. mine got bent DOWN and they need to be parralel to the sides of the case. i took a needlenose plier and bent them all back up and now there is no impediment to closing the case. I think...
by bendit
Tue Jan 23, 2007 12:50 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: nsk2400 - top cover closing
Replies: 2
Views: 1512

nsk2400 - top cover closing

Hi, I had the top cover off my case for a number of months. Now when I have gone back to this case and tried to close the top cover. But now I find that it seems to get stuck about 1/8" from closing all the way. Something seems to be blocking the cover from closing flush against the front of the cas...
by bendit
Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:31 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Solo - how many brackets in the box?
Replies: 4
Views: 1495

Thanks gents. Antec thought of everything with this case.


regards
by bendit
Sun Jan 21, 2007 10:09 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Solo - how many brackets in the box?
Replies: 4
Views: 1495

Solo - how many brackets in the box?

I think I only received 3 or those 5 1/4" brackets to mount in the upper slots. After mounting the DVD drive, I only have one left. They were in that holder on the floor of the Solo. How many are supposed to be included with th solo? thanks

Regards
by bendit
Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair HX 520 back in stock at Buy.com
Replies: 2
Views: 2656

check it now. :D

regards
by bendit
Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:36 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Updated Antec NSK3300, the new NSK3400
Replies: 114
Views: 63771

99% of real folks who own computers don't take out dremels and make a "small" mod to their case. Only a small % of enthusiasts even MOD their cases. Telling folks the answers to their issues is to make a "mod" is barking up the wrong tree, imo. This looks to be a big improvement. I have the 3300 and...
by bendit
Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:07 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: antec 380 su psu and nforce4
Replies: 2
Views: 1153

I only had these two to test. I did the test outside the case. the cpu fan would spin for about a half second and then quit. Then it even stopped doing that. that's the only sign there was any power going to the board. I just rma the board and thinking of getting the asus sli premium but am afraid i...
by bendit
Thu Dec 21, 2006 6:50 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: antec 380 su psu and nforce4
Replies: 2
Views: 1153

antec 380 su psu and nforce4

I couldn't get any power to this gigabyte nf4 sli board. just nothing. Could I have a problem similar to the neo HE antec? I understand that both PSUs may be sourced from seasonic. thanks for opinions. btw, I also tried to power the board up from an Antec SFX 300 and same issue.

thanks
by bendit
Sun Dec 17, 2006 5:55 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P150 mid-tower case w/ Neo HE 430 PSU
Replies: 206
Views: 158265

you know what they say about democracy? It may not be perfect but its better than the rest. please let us know when you find a better case. we will anxiously be awaiting your review.

regards
by bendit
Sun Dec 17, 2006 5:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: product id windows xp
Replies: 2
Views: 1907

thanks. worked like a charm. :)
by bendit
Sat Dec 16, 2006 6:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: product id windows xp
Replies: 2
Views: 1907

product id windows xp

is there any way to find out the product id that is installed on your xp system. I have a sticker and want to see if it matches.

thanks
by bendit
Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: vista express upgrade
Replies: 0
Views: 1315

vista express upgrade

newegg is offering a unique program whereby you can buy a copy of oem windows mce and get a free upgrade to windows vista premium, + shipping charges. My main concern with this is, with this upgrade. that I am going to get an OEM license of vista that is more restrictive than the retail license of v...