Hey Toolbox I've got the 760 w/ the copper base and its nice.. Idle temps are currently @ 27.c this is with the registery hack though, and temps under a full load after about and hour never top 42.c! This is at 1.85v @ 1.5Ghz.. I am using the fan off of my volcano II though but I see no change in temps from using it over the stock fan, I just havent got arround to changing it back. I think I'm gonna put a nice quiet 80mm on her and see what thats like. Anyway, I think you'll like it just fine.. Good Luck!
HIya..I'm running the same HS with the stock fan, and have yet to see anything over 42 under full load...using a antec 840 case, 1.4 tbird(just a slight bump ..with 4 case fans..all 80mm(two antec, 2 sanyo)...works like a charm ...I have yet to put a screamer on it...might look into one of those silencer fans just for kicks..I know the delta makes about a 4 degree difference, but if I'm maxxed at 42 ish, I'm not going to be too concerned at load levels...take it easy AMD
AMD100 - What registry hack are you talking about? I'm not familiar with a hack to help temps. Please enlighten me!
Thanks toml! Sounds like a nice set up you have there! I'm trying to set up a similar rig. My Antec SX1040 is not in stock yet, and I'm waiting for my bonus check this week for a nice 1.0gig AXIA "Y" if I can find one..... Nothing like a nice "little" upgrade in equipment to get ya pumped up!!! Take it easy.....
I have a Taisol,
although it's not one of the fancy pants copper based, cold forged one - it's just the really huge aluminium type, using the standard low profile fan. It used to cool my Duron 600@900 before it died, with temperatures peaking at around 13 or 14 degrees above system temperature, at anywhere between 41 and 47 degrees C (measured using the ridiculously inaccurate motherboard thermal diode, so the actual temp is probably 51 to 57 C).
Not a bad cooler all told, and the stock fan is much more powerful than it looks, and remarkably quiet. I will hopefully be replacing it hopefully with a another, bigger badder Taisol
P.S. The Taisol does benefit more than most from dark side cooling....... if your case is big enough to fit the extra fan in.
Not a problem AMD..That antec case rocks! you'll really like the setup...all the fans just pop in..VERY slick!!...there is a 5th fan in front of the HD also...80mm too(this is on the 840, but I'm darn sure its the same except for the extra drive bay)...take a look at etoyou.com...VERY good place to deal with...on your axia..you may want to check with newegg.com...I was treated well from them...goodluck with your system...lemme know how it went!..toml
Hey AMD100... Could you give me some info on that reg hack also. I would love to get my temps down to 27C. Althought since my room temp is like 25ish and the case is like 28 that's gonna be quite hard.
AMD Tbird (AXIA) 1Ghz @ 1Ghz w/ OCZ gladiator
384megs crucial cas2
Leadtek 32meg Geforce2 GTS Pro (225/420)
Soundblaster Live Value
Western Digital 20gig 7200rpm (UDMA 100)
Nec 40x cdrom
Sony 12x8x32 CD-RW
17" KDS Avitron flat screan (1024x768 @ 85hz)
2500+ Barton @ 2.2ghz (200x11)
Abit NF7-S rev2.0
Radeon 9800 Pro
2x 512mb Corsair XMS pc3200
2x 120gb WD-SE HDDs
Enermax 431w Whipser
Lian Li pc61-usb
What am I running?
At the moment that PC is down for repairs. I am using my Celeron 566@850 for internet and gaming, although it sucks badly for graphics (Savage 4 32Mb, and for some bizarre reason, UT won't let me use MeTaL with it, grrrr!).
I'm not sure what I am going to replace the Duron with, I thought about getting a 1Gig Athy, but I'm considering switching to a dual system, and getting a dual PIII 933 or 1Gig. I would have prefered to have a dual AMD rig, but they aren't going to be available in time - hell I'll be lucky to see 760MP or KT266-D motherboards this side of Christmas, and I'm not waiting that long.
My dream replacement system for the Duron would be as follows:
Dual PIII 1 Gig
512Mb PC133 CL2 RAM (I have 256 already).
Voodoo 5 5500
Unfortunately the chances are that I won't be able to afford all that (unless I get a really huge bonus, which I somehow doubt!).
Unfortunately, going with a dual system would mean upgrading to 2K, which would then entail getting a new Vid card (I don't even want to think about trying to use the Viper under Win2K, the drivers are bad enough in '95), as well as the processors and motherboard.......
Oh, and just so this post isn't totally off topic, I'd get some Taisol heatsinks for the duallies......
What do you think? Yes I know the V5 is a weird choice, but it has seriously impressive professional OpenGL performance, which is something of a bonus.
Wow, major upgrade there!!!
Are we counting dual 1 gig processors as 2 gig in our race?!?
Sounds like a killer system. I can understand the V5 video choice. I would probably go for a Radeon 64mb DDR or the All-in-Wonder Radeon myself. I like the GeForce2 and 3, but for most of what I'm interested in, the Radeon would do great.
I will have to condemn your choice of sound cards though. I have totally had it with SoundBlaster stuff. From the old PCI 512 to the newer "Live!" and "Live Value" cards, I've had nothing but problems. Not major stuff, but little driver conflicts, crackling/popping, and various other things that have just pissed me off enough that I have swore off SoundBlaster cards. Currently, I am running a Creative Labs "Ensoniq" PCI 128 that is working great though!!! My problems only seem to be with the SoundBlaster series........
I would look at the Turtle Beach or Phillips line for your audio needs, but the rest looks kick arse!!!
Good luck and keep us updated.......
Oh yeah, the Taisol's would be a great choice!!!
PS - Have you heard anything from TonForty or 600R??? It's like they have retired or something!!!
a dual 1 Gig setup doesn't count, although a dual 2 Gig definately would...... . I'll just have to live in the hope that the Cyrix 4 is SMP capable...... and runs on Socket 370!
Yeah, I'm not personally fond of Soundblaster cards, but I simply can't find any alternatives in the shops. To be honest, I'll probably ditch the Soundblaster live and stay with my ubiquitous PCI-128 cards (I have 3), my speakers are not really good enough for me to tell the difference anyway.
I might have to get a different video card though, I don't know how much longer V5's will be available. I'm not sure which way I will go, maybe a MX or a Radeon, perhaps even a Kyro II if I can find one - I don't want to spend alot of money on a non-DirectX8 compliant card, which will need to be replaced within 6 months or so. Hell, even the Viper has lasted longer than that (8 months now).
600R and TonForty? I don't post much on this notice board now, but now that you mention it I haven't seen them post in a few weeks........
Maybe they have retreated to their secret highland fortress and are plotting either
2)How to get an Athlon to 2 Gig......
Sorry I didnt answer sooner guys I've been buisy having band practice most of the week, we have a big show comming up next weekend and there is going to be a record company exec there so wish us luck! Any way the registry hack I was talking about is done with Wpcredit and Wpcrset. You can get them both free here: http://www.h-oda.com/ ... Basicly all you have todo is set register 52 to a value of EB and there you have it.. This is only for KX-133A MOBO's and it might not work with some of them, but it works great on my KK266! You can get a step-by-step how too here http://www.athlonoc.com/tweakvia1.php along with a few other reg hacks.. HAVE FUN!