September 3rd, 2000, 02:08 AM
Do the designers of motherboards actually use them???
I am currently getting very annoyed with my current motherboard!!!
Until yesterday i was using a water cooled peltier, NOT NOW it decided to leak everywhere, luckily everything still works so i figure ive chanced it once im not trying it again (well give me a week or 2 and ill be using it again!!!)
So now i'm thinking air(its all ive got left) well my lovely abit be6-II (great functions VERY POOR design) has no space whatso ever to actually fit anything on it even my alpha takes up 2 of the 3 memory slots, so im currently tring to build a sideways cooler using the alpha heatsink and posibly a 120mm fan to try and cool this huk of junk.
So finally to answer my question does anybody know why the designs are so bad why is the powersupply lead right where the ram should be out of the way of the behind the processor and heatsink??? and the chipset why is that under the heatsink as well???
Is it a quest against everybody to see how much stuff the can get in the way of a decent heatsink??? or is it me being tetchy after 36 hours without sleep???
September 3rd, 2000, 02:55 AM
It's a matter of cutting costs and improving performance with a smaller PCB size and shorter trace lengths. Of course this has led to some designers making the same mistakes over and over again on their mobos.
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September 3rd, 2000, 04:21 AM
You also have to take politics into account. Intel wants to get into bed with anti-OCing mobo manufacturers. This is an added bonus for them. Sucks for us.
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September 3rd, 2000, 04:39 AM
Then you have the likes of TMC with th AI5VG+. 5 PCI Slots, GREAT, but no, there is the CPU right behind them meaning you've only got 1 which is full length, no Voodoo2's in SLI here.
My train of thought is a runaway!!
AHHH, I think my computer's got a Virus!
Oh no, that's Windows XP
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September 3rd, 2000, 11:20 AM
I ran V2s SLI on an AI5VG+....took a bit of bending and I had to mount the heatsink 3/4 on the CPU, but it worked . No such problems with my Tyan 100AT...it's a bit of a beast.
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September 3rd, 2000, 04:21 PM
your name still cracks me up!!! and a fellow brit what more could anyone ask for!!!
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