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by Methious
Fri May 23, 2008 3:55 am
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Just wondering what Intel CPU
Replies: 11
Views: 2627

Re: Just wondering what Intel CPU

The E2180 is pretty good bang for buck, it's 65nm and runs decently warm, starts out at 2Ghz but within 30 minutes I had it up to 2.8 and it looks like it has more headroom for clocking. Picked it up for under $70 bucks for a backup machine couldn't be happier with the budget processor.
by Methious
Mon May 19, 2008 9:31 am
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: power consumption of my x3360 (kill-a-watt)
Replies: 2
Views: 1593

Re: power consumption of my x3360 (kill-a-watt)

I've run the Kill A Watt on my q6600 and X2 6400 I was surprised to find out that at idle they both took about the same, mid 170s range idle. Jumped to 273 on the Quad and and X2 6400 under load.

What I'm wondering is how does wall pull equate to PSU output.
by Methious
Mon May 19, 2008 9:19 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: And finally.... My system has arrived...
Replies: 122
Views: 14951

Re: And finally.... My system has arrived...

I've got the Thermaltake Armor (and two of their other cases), the Armor's 120mm and 90mm should be fine on one Molex, they don't put out a large volume of air and are more designed for silence. The 250mm side fan I'd run on it's own molex just to keep the lead from stretching across the case but yo...
by Methious
Sat May 17, 2008 4:57 am
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Close Call!
Replies: 21
Views: 4575

Re: Close Call!

I use water on my Q6600, but when I'm testing I generally use a TRUE 120 with a high CFM low noise fan. Generally runs about 40c Idle in the TT Armor case. Depending on case air flow it should run close to that.
by Methious
Fri May 16, 2008 2:12 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Need help choosing CPU and Motherboard for decent gaming rig
Replies: 11
Views: 4598

Re: Need help choosing CPU and Motherboard for decent gaming rig

If you go with 4 Gig of ram you'll need to use a 64 bit operating system. You can use 4 gig in Vista or XP 32 bit but you won't be able to use all of it.

It's better to have 2 sticks of 2 gig each than 4 sticks of 1 gig each. 4 sticks makes it harder on the memory controller and doesn't OC as well.
by Methious
Thu May 15, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: Modding the Thermaltake Bigwater 760i Water Cooler
Replies: 6
Views: 3204

Re: Modding the Thermaltake Bigwater 760i Water Cooler

Thermaltake just put out a new setup with the same old pump. I got a press notice on it an hour or so ago. It's called the ProWater 850i PR, here's the link:

http://thermaltakeusa.com/product/Liqui ... -w0175.asp
by Methious
Thu May 15, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: How do you plan to cope with rising gas prices?
Replies: 10
Views: 1652

Re: How do you plan to cope with rising gas prices?

I've been making them bring the computers to me to fix instead of going to them. If I have to go to them, well a guys gotta pass on rising costs.
by Methious
Tue May 13, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: Console Gaming Corner
Topic: Pandora's Box
Replies: 12
Views: 10440

Re: Pandora's Box

Not that I've ever done this but: Shipped to a Stateside friend, wrapped in gift wrapping with a card is what I hear from my overseas friends I remail for.

Then I hear a couple of the custom shippers are customs cleared.
by Methious
Mon May 12, 2008 10:57 am
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Intel Says Upgrading a GPU has no benefit
Replies: 10
Views: 2436

Re: Intel Says Upgrading a GPU has no benefit

Using (manipulating) graphs, numbers, charts you can make any thing look advantageous. Look advantageous being the key phrase. That's pretty much what marketing is all about. Throw up a graph of gaming on a CPU and a GPU and you'll get exactly the opposite showing. Any computer builder worth his sal...
by Methious
Mon May 12, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Looks Like Intel Is Locking LGA 1160 Mainstreams
Replies: 8
Views: 1508

Re: Looks Like Intel Is Locking LGA 1160 Mainstreams

I hope Fudzilla is wrong, after 10 years of struggling to get 300Mhz more out of AMDs then have Intel yank the good OC capabilities I've come to enjoy that just wouldn't be right.

I'm probably getting a faster FSB chip 45nm type this year, but instead of selling the q6600 I might shelf it.
by Methious
Mon May 12, 2008 5:07 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Looks Like Intel Is Locking LGA 1160 Mainstreams
Replies: 8
Views: 1508

Looks Like Intel Is Locking LGA 1160 Mainstreams

Looks like info on the LGA 1160 processors being locked is starting to leak. Source: http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=7255&Itemid=1 No easy workaround As we told you some time ago, Intel has put in what can only be called an overclocking lock in the upcoming LGA1160 ...
by Methious
Sat May 10, 2008 8:59 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: All This Rain Has My Yard Looking Kick Ass
Replies: 23
Views: 3236

Re: All This Rain Has My Yard Looking Kick Ass

I was sitting on the back porch having coffee and browsing the forum. My lawn saw Apotosis lawn and I'm pretty sure mines on strike now. Brown spots are starting to appear.
by Methious
Sat May 10, 2008 8:55 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: cpu temp
Replies: 8
Views: 1777

Re: cpu temp

I second the Core Temp and CPUID HWMonitor they always seem to match and are more reliable than the rest I've tried.
by Methious
Fri May 09, 2008 11:30 am
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Q6600 running temp overclocked
Replies: 6
Views: 2318

Re: Q6600 running temp overclocked

The IHS (Integrated heat spreaders) on the q6600 aren't very flat, that accounts for the difference in core temps. I run mine OC to 3.2 on a P5KC Asus board and the temps run 7-9C cooler on cores 2 and 3 under a decent water setup. I took a laser level and set it for a horizontal line and ran it acr...
by Methious
Fri May 09, 2008 11:24 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Running External Drive 24/7
Replies: 6
Views: 1548

Re: Running External Drive 24/7

If you can feel is vibrating after like 30 minutes of inactivity turn it off. I use a Tagan Icy Box IB390 has an off switch in the back. I generally keep it off unless I need it, it spins down but it's got my OP Sys backup on it. If I get hit by a bad virus and it's on that might not be good. For da...
by Methious
Fri May 09, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: All This Rain Has My Yard Looking Kick Ass
Replies: 23
Views: 3236

Re: All This Rain Has My Yard Looking Kick Ass

I'm pretty sure my lawn used to be a cow field, more scrub than grass. So far no amount of Scotts Turf builder, fertilizer, or herbicide has been able to whip it. Might be partially due to sitting on almost solid rock. I even took an old drill to the Dandelions tubers and got most of them. Now the n...
by Methious
Fri May 09, 2008 3:22 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Lets make a list and check it twice.
Replies: 75
Views: 10068

Re: Lets make a list and check it twice.

Congrats on the Q6600 I think your gonna like it! I love mine, I might only get the full of 2 cores right now but at 3.2 it's still an awesome speed. Enjoy!
by Methious
Thu May 08, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: case screw(up)
Replies: 12
Views: 2385

Re: case screw(up)

Most of the screw isles in the hardware stores have thread guides, take the old screw and screw it into the guides and when you find the guide that fits you'll know you have the right thread pinned down. I'd pick up the ones you think you need, then 3 slightly longer ones with nuts in case you need ...
by Methious
Thu May 08, 2008 6:36 am
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Dumb Noob question about Q6600
Replies: 6
Views: 1963

Re: Dumb Noob question about Q6600

Did you pop the new Q6600 into the same board you were using the Dual core on? That might be why. Or it's just a glitch you've already corrected so I'd just enjoy some Quad goodness and call it a day. :)
by Methious
Wed May 07, 2008 7:34 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: How to remove DRM protection of iTunes m4p songs and wma
Replies: 8
Views: 2963

Re: How to remove DRM protection of iTunes m4p songs and wma

I would imagine that following along the lines that it's legal to make a backup copy of a DVD you own, making a backup copy of a song you own would also be legal.

Of course their would be other uses of the software that do fall in the Grey area.