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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby jerome_bc » Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:26 pm UTC

Desktop:
Operating system: Windows XP (eventually I'll get around to installing Linux in dual-boot)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P35-D3SL
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo Wolfdale E8400 3.0gHz
RAM: OCZ Platinum DDR2-800 4-4-4-15 2x1gb
HDD: 320gb PATA
Optical: LG combo drive
Floppy: No
Chassis: Coolermaster Centurion 534
Display: Acer X203w 20" 1680x1050 LCD
PSU: OCZ StealthXStream 600w
Speakers: None atm
Video cards: XFX Geforce 8600GT 256mb

Crappy laptop:
Compaq Evo N160
Pentium III 1.13gHz
256mb ram
40gb hdd
8mb integrated graphics

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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby |Erasmus| » Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:02 pm UTC

My desktop, which was a few years old but i beefed up the ram and video card:

AMD64X2 (Socker 939) 3800 (i really screwed up here as i jumped on the am2 bandwagon -just- before the switch to AM2 sockets, so can't upgrade it without buying a new motherboard)
Can't remember the exact motherboard model (im not with that one right now) but it's a Gigabyte.
3GB DDR 667 Ram (1.5GB per Channel).
320Gb Samsung HDD
Leadtech nvidia 8800GTS 512MB
Coolermaster 550W power supply.
Twinhan TV Card
20" V7 LCD Monitor
Generic case with an extra case fan.
LG DVD+/-RW
LG DVD Drive

Currently dual-booting Windows XP Professional and Ubuntu(Feisty)

And my laptop
2.2Ghz Core 2 Duo 4MB Cache
3Ghz Dual Channel Ram
250Gb Hard Drive
128MB Nvidia 8400GM
14" Monitor
9 Cell Battery (4-5 hours battery life is awesome when wandering around at uni).

Currently dual-booting Windows Vista Home Premium and Fedora 8.

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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby capnash » Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:43 pm UTC

black machine

AMD X2 4400
2gb CRucial
1TB in 5 drives
Nvdia 7800gtx
OS running on a RAid0 2x80GBsata Win XP sp2

The single display is attached to the Case
speakers r custom made
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White machine

AMd 2100
1gb kingstone
500gb in 3 drives
ATi 9000 pro
Win XP sp2
3 displays
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feel free to shout whatever :) lets share :)

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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby Obby » Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:58 pm UTC

Operating system: Windows XP SP2
Motherboard: BFG LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i Ultra ATX
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo e6750 OC @ 2.8GHz
Video card: eVGA GeForce 8800GTS 320MB
RAM: 2GB of some crappy stock Dell RAM
HDD: Western Digital 320gb SATA 1.5GB/s
Optical #1: Stock Dell CD/DVD-ROM drive
Optical #2: LG CD/DVD-RW drive w/ LightScribe
PSU: CoolerMaster ATX 650W
Case: CoolerMaster Elite 330 ATX Mid Black
Display: Dell 19" LCD @ 1280x1024
Speakers: Logitech Z-5500 5.1 Surround

I've got a Logitech MX Revolution mouse as well, with the side scroll wheel mapped to control Winamp. It's wondrous.

I love my system. It's my baby. I also have some mid-range laptop from Dell that I use for experimenting and menial school work like Java coding. My speakers are beasts, got them as a Christmas present from my parents this past year.
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby FACM » Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:54 am UTC

New Tower:

Vista x64 Home Premium
Core 2 Quad @ 2.4GHz
8GB DDR2 800 RAM
3 x 500GB HDs in RAID5 (~1TB usable space)
GeForce 8800 GTS 512
Arctic Freezer 7 CPU Fan (its big. and quiet.)

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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby Enneract » Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:28 pm UTC

Notebook: (only PC atm)

Thinkpad t60p
2.33ghz Merom Core2Duo
3GB (4, but hardware only can deal with 3) OCZ PC2-6400 RAM
1x Seagate Momentus 100gb 7200rpm HDD
1x WD Scorpio 250GB 5400rpm HDD
(Soon to be 2x Samsung Spinpoint 500gb 5400rpm HDD)
ATI FireGL Mobility v5250 256mb (Soft-modded to Radeon x1700)
14.1" (soon to be glossified) SXGA+ Display
Logitech FreePulse bluetooth headphones
Vista Home Premium that thinks that it is Ultimate (patched graphics)

Still looking for a decent bluetooth rat :\
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby taptap » Sat Mar 08, 2008 2:59 pm UTC

My new laptop!

*"Lappy 486" Notebook Computer*
HP Compaq nx9010
Pentium 4m 3.06 HT
1GB Kingston DDR Ram
60GB Fujitsu 7200rpm HDD
ATI Mobility Radeon 345M 32~128MB AGP Video "Chipset" (achille's heel!!)
Broadcom Wireless G NIC
Windows XP Service Pack 3 (with the official Royale Noir/Zune" theme)

Okay, check this out. This laptop is custom built, for the most part. It started as a celeron 2.0GhZ, no wireless, smaller HDD, 256mb of RAM, and it was ruined because the previous owner dumped a full can of Diet FUCKING Coke into the keyboard. It was still dripping out of the keyboard when I disassembled the thing. Lucky for me, I had parts left over from a ruined (MoBo totally FRIED two transistors, possibly due to overheating) HP Pavilion zv9000, this laptop's home-based market cousin, AND lots of hardware from my Inspiron 5150, SOoOoO... this one kinda came together as a whole after about two weeks of solid wrenching. After some extensive testing to assure myself that the motherboard was still good after drikning some coke, I took the whole thing apart, motherboard and all, ran the wires for the wireless antennas, installed the pushbutton and IR sensor into the punchout panel in the front, and put the motherboard back in. After that, I found that the Heat sink for this model had extra places for copper heat sink piping, so I removed two pipes from the zv's older single-fan, 5-fanblade setup, formed them, soldered, and fitted them into the nx's newer 2-fan 14-fanblade heat sink assembly. My idea for better heat dissipation worked- because now it's got the 3.06HT. It works suprisingly WELL. It hardly ever cycles the fans all the way up, and if it does, it only lasts for about 15 seconds. Nextly, I assembled the top bezel back to the chassis, after installing a new touchpad and buttons (the left mouse button was seized due to dried coke), mounted the antennas while putting the screen hinges on, and installed the keyboard from the zv. Perfect fit. All of it. It also came with a Sanyo battery that would get about 45 minutes on a full charge, but that was replaced with a DynaPack battery that now gets 3hr on a full charge. When I started, I had a base model, and now I have the best (and more) version of this laptop that HP produced. I ran Sun Solaris 10 on it for a while, and now I'm running XPsp3 on it so I can use it while doing PC repairs (I keep all of my utilities, images, and volume licensing info on here, as well as music and games to play while I work!) I'm so happy that I was able to bring such a disaster back to life!
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby Enneract » Sat Mar 08, 2008 7:01 pm UTC

taptap wrote:story


That is seriously awesome.

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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby taptap » Sat Mar 08, 2008 7:27 pm UTC

Hey your screen is "soon to be glossified"? Are you getting ready to swap out screens, or applying a film to it? That laptop sounds awfully badass- I need to google it. With it's storage capacity, video card, etc, ALL in a 14" package, that seems to be the perfect combination of performance and portability!

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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby UmbralRaptor » Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:52 pm UTC

Grimalkin (revision 3):
Processor: Celeron 2.1 GHz (Socket 478) (Remember Northwood P4s? But no hyperthreading support or Overclocking capability)
Mother Board: Gigabyte GA-8SIMLH-P (unknown revision)
Video: onboard SIS_651 and Xtasy/VisTek Radeon 9600 XT
Monitors: NEC MultiSync XV15+ 15" CRT (from 1997!), Daewoo C729B (17" CRT)
RAM: 1 GiB (two 512 MiB sticks, I forget the speed)
Hard Drives: Maxtor 6Y060L0 60GB Ultra ATA133 7200 rpm (from when that was fast) 2MB cache, Unkown (I'm too lazy to check right now) 40 GB Maxtor (scavenged)
Case: Super Talent Mid Tower black/silver w/ X-Window
Power SUpply: Ultra V series 400 W ATX
Drives: Lite-On LTR-52246S 52x24x52 CD-RW, Unkown CD drive (scavenged, may be a burner), Mitsumi 1.44 floppy
OS: Windows XP Home (on the 60 GB drive), Debian Etch (40 GB drive)
Input: Ancient (8-13 years old) KeyTronic 104 key, MS wheel mouse (complete with a ball)
Current Damage: cold cathode lights falling off (duct tape and velcro failing), CD drives are flakey, right panel (as viewed from the front) is no longer removable, (onboard) sound is noisy.

This was my main computer from mid 2003 through early 2007. It's been through a fair amount of upgrades. It ran Win98SE, had 256 MB of RAM, and only onboard video until mid 2004. The scavenged parts come from an old Dell (purchased fall 2001) and were added in mid-late 2006. It's also had various minor hardware failures (1 case fan and a dieing 350 W power supply). The monitors run at 1024x768@70Hz and 1280x960@72Hz in Windows.


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HP Pavilion (unknown variant)
Processor: Pentium 4 HT 640 (A Prescott 2M 3.2 GHz clock speed and Hyper Threading. Yay?)
Mother Board:
Video: ATI Radeon X300
Monitors: Compaq 7550 17" CRT (1360x1024@75 Hz)
RAM: 1 GiB
Sound Card: Unkown, but quite a bit better than Grimalkin's onboard version...
Hard Drives: Maxtor ~230 GB
Case: Whatever the standard is
Power Supply: enough
Drives: HP DVD Write 640b, IDE-DVD ROM 6116
OS: Windows XP MCE (2003)
Input: Some sort of HP-specific multimedia keyboard, and a generic (but HP-branded) optical wheel mouse. I should probably replaces these with something better.
Misc: various card readers, HP-X223 headphones
Current Damage: Headphones falling apart, audio output in front not working, possibly giving poor signals in the back (or maybe it's one of the headphones dieing).

Given to me by my brother (He got it in 2005, but moved on to a laptop in 2006). It's currently my primary box.


Here's what they currently look like:
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And a slightly older picture:
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I can't say I miss the rightmost monitor. (It's a 15" from 1997. It probably started life with an Aptiva) It topped out at 1024x768, and could only do 800x600 at anything above 60 Hz. But this does show cases and my router/modem setup better. It's odd how they fit perfectly into that slot...
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby Enneract » Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:38 am UTC

taptap wrote:Hey your screen is "soon to be glossified"? Are you getting ready to swap out screens, or applying a film to it? That laptop sounds awfully badass- I need to google it. With it's storage capacity, video card, etc, ALL in a 14" package, that seems to be the perfect combination of performance and portability!


I love it more than my last girlfriend. (No, thats a lie, but lies make me feel better about the bitch) I did have to sacrifice the DVD-burner for the second HDD, but I can hot swap them, so no big deal.

And, google screentek... they have a service whereby the remove the matte finish off a tft panel and replace it with a glossy one. Costs $100. There isnt a compatible 14" glossy panel I can get for this machine, so its all I can do.

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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby '; DROP DATABASE;-- » Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:10 am UTC

taptap wrote:*"Lappy 486" Notebook Computer*
HP Compaq nx9010
O_o Have you ever gone by the name Xkeeper?

Also, mine (170K). Serious amounts of awesome here. The left monitor doubles as an HDTV. (720p, takes composite input and I just recently finally managed to find a TV tuner card that works for the older stuff).
The bright orange cardboard box is for recycled cans.

Actual machine info:
Mercury (the black/silver one in the photo)
  • Custom built
  • Windows XP Pro
  • 1700MHz AMD Sempron
  • 1GB RAM
  • 250GB IDE HDD
  • Radeon 9550
  • Native Screen Resolutions: 1680x1050 (left) and 1280x1024 (right)
  • Monitors: LG Flatron Wide (left), NEC Multisync 90GX2 (right)
  • NEC ND-4551A DVD-RAM burner
  • Wired connection with wireless backup
  • CF/SD reader
  • Several multicolour LED fans (that won't STFU <_<)
  • Transparent window in case
  • Some LEDs that don't work

Luna (laptop)
  • Gateway MX7515
  • Windows XP Pro
  • ~2600mhz AMD Athlon 64
  • 1GB RAM
  • 100GB HDD
  • Mobility Radeon X600
  • Native Screen Resolution: 1280x800
  • Built-in DVD burner
  • Modem (lol prank calls)
  • CF/SD reader
  • Shitty battery life

Unnamed (generic off-white one in photo)
  • Spare parts thrown together
  • Currently no OS
  • 350mhz Pentium II
  • 160MB (128MB + 32MB) RAM
  • 10GB IDE HDD
  • Built-in video
  • DVD burner of some sort
  • Floppy drive
  • Doubles as table
  • Doesn't actually work, motherboard is probably toast (hence no OS)

Earth (hardware experiment testing machine, not pictured)
  • More spare parts
  • Windows 98SE
  • 233mhz Pentium
  • ???MB RAM
  • 4GB IDE HDD
  • Built-in video
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby taptap » Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:51 pm UTC

'; DROP DATABASE;-- wrote:
taptap wrote:*"Lappy 486" Notebook Computer*
HP Compaq nx9010
O_o Have you ever gone by the name Xkeeper?

No, why? Oh god, someone else is me?!?!

LOL, hey bitches, I now have windows 3.11 for workgroups on it now!! Internet, cdrom, sound, and IE 3 all working!

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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby NieXS » Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:50 am UTC

My box

Processor: Socket 478 Pentium 4 2.8 Ghz (HT, hot as hell, 65-67°C idle)
Memory: Originally 256mb, borrowed another 256 stick from a machine that fell in my hands, and bought a 512mb stick january)
Motherboard: ASUS P4S800 (SiS sucks)
Video: Originally a Inno3D GeForce 4 MX 4000, then a XFX GeForce FX 5200, now a PowerColor 9600 PRO
Sound: Generic AC'97 controller
HDDs: A 160GB ATA Samsung drive, and a 40GB ATA Samsung drive
Optical: A LG DVD-RAM burner, not sure about model
Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 510N, with some burn-in images
Input: sometimes a wireless keyboard and mouse, when I'm out of batteries I just use my regular ones
OSs: Windows XP SP3 on the 160GB HD, Kubuntu Gutsy running on VMWare on Windows, and Ubuntu Gutsy on the 40GB HDD

Despite being very old, it runs some (older) games, like HL2, CS:S, Need for Speed and others.

Hidden box

Processor: Some 478 Northwood Pentium 4, 2.26 Ghz IIRC
Memory: none ATM, borrowed to main box
Mobo: Some ASUS thingy, still SiS
Video: onboard SiS, aforementioned GeForce MX 4000
Sound: onboard SiS
HDD: some Seagate antiquity, 4 GB, used to live with a even older box

I used this to test my LTSP server, and to browse the interweb in bed (it lived beside my bed, now in the closet)
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby tylerwylie » Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:53 am UTC

NieXS wrote:My box

Processor: Socket 478 Pentium 4 2.8 Ghz (HT, hot as hell, 65-67°C idle)
Memory: Originally 256mb, borrowed another 256 stick from a machine that fell in my hands, and bought a 512mb stick january)
Motherboard: ASUS P4S800 (SiS sucks)
Video: Originally a Inno3D GeForce 4 MX 4000, then a XFX GeForce FX 5200, now a PowerColor 9600 PRO
Sound: Generic AC'97 controller
HDDs: A 160GB ATA Samsung drive, and a 40GB ATA Samsung drive
Optical: A LG DVD-RAM burner, not sure about model
Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 510N, with some burn-in images
Input: sometimes a wireless keyboard and mouse, when I'm out of batteries I just use my regular ones
OSs: Windows XP SP3 on the 160GB HD, Kubuntu Gutsy running on VMWare on Windows, and Ubuntu Gutsy on the 40GB HDD

Despite being very old, it runs some (older) games, like HL2, CS:S, Need for Speed and others.

Hidden box

Processor: Some 478 Northwood Pentium 4, 2.26 Ghz IIRC
Memory: none ATM, borrowed to main box
Mobo: Some ASUS thingy, still SiS
Video: onboard SiS, aforementioned GeForce MX 4000
Sound: onboard SiS
HDD: some Seagate antiquity, 4 GB, used to live with a even older box

I used this to test my LTSP server, and to browse the interweb in bed (it lived beside my bed, now in the closet)

Two Pentium 4's? You could power a small village with the electricity going into your computers. I bet you don't have to turn the heat up that much in your room.
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Postby enk » Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:13 pm UTC

tylerwylie wrote:Two Pentium 4's? You could power a small village with the electricity going into your computers. I bet you don't have to turn the heat up that much in your room.


I had my P4 box when I lived in a room measuring 2.5 x 2.5 meters and with a sloping wall as it was just under the roof. Together with my stereo amp it could bring the temp up to about 27°C (80°F) without any other heating. Needless to say, I had to open my window once in a while :)
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Postby UmbralRaptor » Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:23 pm UTC

tylerwylie wrote:Two Pentium 4's? You could power a small village with the electricity going into your computers. I bet you don't have to turn the heat up that much in your room.

Hey! I also have two Pentium 4s (See above post). It's not all *that* hard to keep them running below 60 °C, though. I also haven't noticed them doing much to heat the room...
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby |Erasmus| » Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:43 pm UTC

UmbralRaptor wrote:
tylerwylie wrote:Two Pentium 4's? You could power a small village with the electricity going into your computers. I bet you don't have to turn the heat up that much in your room.

Hey! I also have two Pentium 4s (See above post). It's not all *that* hard to keep them running below 60 °C, though. I also haven't noticed them doing much to heat the room...


My socket 939 AMDx264 (so, the older model) runs at a cool 25 degrees (celsius, obv.) when im just doing regular stuff.

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Postby enk » Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:46 am UTC

UmbralRaptor wrote:Hey! I also have two Pentium 4s (See above post). It's not all *that* hard to keep them running below 60 °C, though. I also haven't noticed them doing much to heat the room...


Mine was idling @ ~42°C but it was still heating!
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Postby DJorgensen » Thu Mar 13, 2008 3:47 pm UTC

Desktop1:
Operating system: Windows XPP
Motherboard: Intel BOX945GNTLKR
CPU: Intel P4 S775 630-J 3.0GHz, 2MB cache
RAM: 2x1GB + 2x512GB KVR533
HDD: 120 GB Seagate SATA, 120GB Western Digital PATA, 500 GB Seagate SATA.
Optical: ASUS DVD burner
Chassis: Antec TX640B
Display: NEC Multisync FE990 19" CRT, Samsung 19" CRT
PSU: 400W Antec Smartpower.
Speakers: Cheap desktop front channels, rear channels through my Pioneer 300W stereo.
Video cards: eVGA e-GeForce 8600 GTS SuperClocked 256MB w/ Dual DVI, HDTV-Out

Desktop 2 (not 100% sure anymore, I rarely power this guy up):
Operating system: Ubuntu 7.10
Motherboard: EVGA something or other.
CPU: Intel Celeron 1700MHz
RAM: 512 MB PC2100 RAM
HDD: 20GB Maxtor IDE
Optical: 32x CD Burner, DVD player
Chassis: Thermaltake Lanparty case
Display: KVM with my NEC display.
Video cards: ASUS Nvidia TI4200.

Desktop 3 (buried with my spare parts in the garage):
Operating system: Windows XPP
CPU: AMD K6
RAM: 512 MB PC2100 RAM
HDD: 120GB Western Digital IDE
Optical: 32x CD Burner
Video cards: Integrated.

Laptop 1:
Toshiba Satellite A10
Operating system: Ubuntu 7.10
CPU: Intel P4 2.66 GHz
RAM: 512MB
HDD: 30GB
Optical: CD Burner
Video cards: integrated.

Laptop 2:
Macbook
Operating system: Tiger
CPU: Intel Core 2 duo 2.0GHz
RAM: 2x512 MB
HDD: 80GB

I think that's pretty much it. I've had other computers floating around at times, but I only typically use the one pc anyway. The macbook I bought for my girlfriend, and the AMD K6 was the pc she owned when I first met her. Anyway she spilled soup on the macbook about a month after I got it which led to frantic teardown and clean times for her (and later myself to reassemble it), it still works fine. The other laptop I've kept going for 5 years now. I've torn that one down so many times its not funny. The latest issue with it is the lcd inverter going again, but I use it as an SSH box and have it set up on my KVM too. I've rebooted it once since September. The Celeron desktop never gets booted either, I use it as a foot rest when I am working at my desk.

If I manage to get around to it, pictures will soon follow. :D

I'd also add in my work pcs, but that list is incredibly extensive...
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby Endless Mike » Thu Mar 13, 2008 3:56 pm UTC

|Erasmus| wrote:
UmbralRaptor wrote:
tylerwylie wrote:Two Pentium 4's? You could power a small village with the electricity going into your computers. I bet you don't have to turn the heat up that much in your room.

Hey! I also have two Pentium 4s (See above post). It's not all *that* hard to keep them running below 60 °C, though. I also haven't noticed them doing much to heat the room...


My socket 939 AMDx264 (so, the older model) runs at a cool 25 degrees (celsius, obv.) when im just doing regular stuff.

My 939 A64 sits at around 21C on stock cooling when I'm just screwing around on the internet or whatever (99% of the time). I once told someone this and he refused to believe me. Pretty sure he was running a P4 that idles higher than my processor runs at 100%. I once installed a third party monitor that told me the CPU fan was spinning too slowly, since it's barely turning when idle.

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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby enk » Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:32 pm UTC

Endless Mike wrote:
|Erasmus| wrote:
UmbralRaptor wrote:
tylerwylie wrote:Two Pentium 4's? You could power a small village with the electricity going into your computers. I bet you don't have to turn the heat up that much in your room.

Hey! I also have two Pentium 4s (See above post). It's not all *that* hard to keep them running below 60 °C, though. I also haven't noticed them doing much to heat the room...


My socket 939 AMDx264 (so, the older model) runs at a cool 25 degrees (celsius, obv.) when im just doing regular stuff.

My 939 A64 sits at around 21C on stock cooling when I'm just screwing around on the internet or whatever (99% of the time). I once told someone this and he refused to believe me. Pretty sure he was running a P4 that idles higher than my processor runs at 100%. I once installed a third party monitor that told me the CPU fan was spinning too slowly, since it's barely turning when idle.


My E8200 reports 20 °C when idle and 30 °C under full load. But rumor has it that the temp sensors can be a little off. But on the other hand, the heatsink feels the same whether it's turned on or off. That leaves room for some OC'ing :)
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby Endless Mike » Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:22 pm UTC

Well, the C2D is a CONSIDERABLY cooler running processor than the P4. It shouldn't be running anywhere near as hot as those did. If I was building a PC today, I'd be building Intel, no question. At the time I built my current machine, it was either A64 or P4, unless you wanted to pay more for one of the few motherboards that would allow a Pentium M (which the Core line spawned from) in a desktop.

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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby enk » Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:03 am UTC

The Wolfdales are cooler than the Conroes too.

Those 30 °C under load is also using another cooler (not a huge one, just 440 grams of aluminium) and with all voltages set to their respective minimums. With auto settings, it will reach ~37 °C.

20 °C when idle puzzles me as the room temp is 22 °C :)
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby NieXS » Fri Mar 14, 2008 3:49 am UTC

tylerwylie wrote:Two Pentium 4's? You could power a small village with the electricity going into your computers. I bet you don't have to turn the heat up that much in your room.

The hidden box used an CRT monitor.
I think it would power a medium-sized village now =P
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby Endless Mike » Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:30 pm UTC

enk wrote:20 °C when idle puzzles me as the room temp is 22 °C :)

Don't let thermodynamics get in the way of things.

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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby |Erasmus| » Sat Mar 15, 2008 12:28 am UTC

enk wrote:
Endless Mike wrote:
|Erasmus| wrote:
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tylerwylie wrote:Two Pentium 4's? You could power a small village with the electricity going into your computers. I bet you don't have to turn the heat up that much in your room.

Hey! I also have two Pentium 4s (See above post). It's not all *that* hard to keep them running below 60 °C, though. I also haven't noticed them doing much to heat the room...


My socket 939 AMDx264 (so, the older model) runs at a cool 25 degrees (celsius, obv.) when im just doing regular stuff.

My 939 A64 sits at around 21C on stock cooling when I'm just screwing around on the internet or whatever (99% of the time). I once told someone this and he refused to believe me. Pretty sure he was running a P4 that idles higher than my processor runs at 100%. I once installed a third party monitor that told me the CPU fan was spinning too slowly, since it's barely turning when idle.


My E8200 reports 20 °C when idle and 30 °C under full load. But rumor has it that the temp sensors can be a little off. But on the other hand, the heatsink feels the same whether it's turned on or off. That leaves room for some OC'ing :)


yep. intel definitely lifted their game recently. Personally I'd still go AMD unless I wanted a quad (which i don't) simply because the ones i've had have always been better to me.
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Also, my room temp here is probably a tad higher than what most of you would get most of the time ;) All ye people who live in the icy wasteland that is the northern hemisphere.

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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby GuitarFreak » Sun Mar 16, 2008 6:10 pm UTC

enk wrote:
tylerwylie wrote:Two Pentium 4's? You could power a small village with the electricity going into your computers. I bet you don't have to turn the heat up that much in your room.


I had my P4 box when I lived in a room measuring 2.5 x 2.5 meters and with a sloping wall as it was just under the roof. Together with my stereo amp it could bring the temp up to about 27°C (80°F) without any other heating. Needless to say, I had to open my window once in a while :)


I use my computer to heat my room :D I've had my window open all winter and it's still about 65 degrees or so. And in the summer, my AC is on 24/7
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby Socal Swimmer » Sun Mar 16, 2008 8:37 pm UTC

Operating System: Mac OS X Leopard (v10.5.2), Windows Vista Home Premium x64
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby GuitarFreak » Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:22 pm UTC

Woot, got an antec 900 today :D Still need to rewire it, but I'm gonna do a little modding with it. Gonna cut some more holes in the mobo tray so I can get more wires behind there, and I'm gonna paint the inside black. Plus, I'm ordering a thermalright ultra 120 extreme and HR-03 plus on friday. Can't wait for those.
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby Endless Mike » Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:07 pm UTC

How many FPS does an "advanced gaming case" give you in Crysis?

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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby Toeofdoom » Wed Mar 26, 2008 3:10 pm UTC

A fair few if you use it to overclock, and it also helps your computer to not crash.

The blurb for that case is absurdly silly though...
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby Endless Mike » Wed Mar 26, 2008 3:43 pm UTC

Explain how a case can help you overclock other than by have a very large number of fans for cooling.

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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby BlackBull » Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:18 pm UTC

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750, 2 x 2,66 MHZ
MB: Asus P5K-VM NB Intel G33
RAM: 4 X Kingston 1024 MB DIMM PC 6400
V Card: ATI HD 2600XT 512 MB ddr3
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby GuitarFreak » Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:54 pm UTC

Well it lowered my temps a bit. CPU used to be at about 62-63c load, dropped to 57c now. Case temp dropped a bit, hard drives are cooler, and same with the GPU.
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby b.i.o » Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:51 am UTC

Endless Mike wrote:Explain how a case can help you overclock other than by have a very large number of fans for cooling.


They can provide more airflow and/or dissipate heat better.

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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby enk » Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:12 am UTC

b.i.o wrote:
Endless Mike wrote:Explain how a case can help you overclock other than by have a very large number of fans for cooling.


They can provide more airflow and/or dissipate heat better.


Indeed. Putting an exhaust in the roof is neat.
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby Toeofdoom » Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:54 am UTC

Also, that case in its current setup has 4x120mm fans and a 200mm fan at the top, it looks like. So, yeah, a fair few fans. Also, it has the PSU on the bottom, which can help as having all the heat from the case rise into the PSU probably isnt a good thing. Not actually sure there, but yeah :P

And it also allows for fans at the front, with the mesh there rather than solid plastic/metal.
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby Endless Mike » Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:47 pm UTC

b.i.o wrote:
Endless Mike wrote:Explain how a case can help you overclock other than by have a very large number of fans for cooling.


They can provide more airflow and/or dissipate heat better.

Yeah, but you can do that mounting it to a piece of plywood. I guess I just don't understand what makes it a "gaming" case other than having some 1337 blue lighting. *shrug*

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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby b.i.o » Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:30 pm UTC

Not really--a good metal case can actually help dissipate some of the heat itself, in addition to providing good airflow. A piece of plywood might give you more airflow, but you're also begging for something to get fried by static.


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