View Full Version : New Computer Uop And Running.

23-06-2005, 11:50 PM
Hey thought I'd update you all on my new rig.

-I got a new case, not sure what it is, but it has a led on the face that tells me my cpu temp and some other not so important things.
-I installed that m7ncd biostar mobo, but that will be the next upgrade as it doesn't support dual mem, or allow for me to adjust voltage or cpu multiplier.(I'll have to settle with fsb for now). The bonus is that its nforce 2, and supports up to 400 fsb.
-I picked up a amd xp 2400+(tbreb B). Supposedly overclockable, but with factory hsf I'm running at 40 celcius, is this hot?
-I also purchased another 40 gig wd hdd, so now I am doing a master/slave config between the two.
-salvaged my gpu, spu, and a stick of 512 2100 ram.
I just ordered a set of 512 crucial twinix 3200 ram however, and I am itching to see the results.
well that's it. I juped up about 50 fps with this new rig in cs source, not bad for $450 total.

on the cs source note, does anyone here play regularily, and want to maybe start up an abandonia team for competition? LOL if so message me.

24-06-2005, 09:32 AM
Thats some machine you have Evad. My dream would be a PC which could be powerful enough for Doom3's ultra graphics. Heh, maybe in a few years... :whistle:

27-06-2005, 09:02 PM
Well, for that all you need is a half decent cpu, some good ram, and a 500 dollar video card. The engine is not to taxing, its the graphical settings and the shaders mostly. Just wait for the PCI-express technology to iron itself out and in a year or two it willl be very possible at a decent price I think. I tried to set mine up to ultra and it warned me...;P
And I'm serious about the abandonia source team....all applicantes message me. No one will be turned away :sniper:

01-07-2005, 12:25 AM
cool comp , I am happy however with my little P166 beast . I am glad I am a DOS gamer instead of a Modern gamer , I don't have to worry about high end graphics and video cards, etc

01-07-2005, 05:02 AM
cool pc! athough for me i am happy with my upgraded windows98se amd athlon 2000xp with 15 gb harddrive it runs dos games well

03-07-2005, 01:06 AM
Originally posted by Evad@Jun 24 2005, 01:50 AM
-I picked up a amd xp 2400+(tbreb B). Supposedly overclockable, but with factory hsf I'm running at 40 celcius, is this hot?
No, it's fine. Actually AMD CPUs have the tendency to overheat (like >60C), but it doesn't affect their performance or durability (perhaps a little, but it's obvious that the less the temperature the longer will they work).
But what I found strange - is hardware really so expensive in Canada? (or maybe You wrote the price in Canadian Dollars?)

03-07-2005, 11:10 PM
I paid 95 canadian dollars for the cpu. Definitely not very expensive. I added a few fans, I'm standing at 36c idle, and about 41-42c while playing games.

03-07-2005, 11:55 PM
the price was right for all my parts and my comp , all free.

04-07-2005, 06:49 AM
That is a good price!.

05-07-2005, 11:48 AM
Actually AMD CPUs have the tendency to overheat (like >60C), but it doesn't affect their performance or durability

My AMD XP chip runs at around 70C just while it's idle! But it's lasted for years, and I've never had any trouble.

05-07-2005, 01:49 PM
i'd hate to see what would happen with the 80 C mark , can we say fun with cooking your CPU . Mine only clocks around about 50 C when running , and about 45 when idle.

05-07-2005, 07:38 PM
mine is usually about mid forties. the fact we never put the sides on the case helps. and maybe the fact it hasn't been in the case since.. uhm.. february?

05-07-2005, 11:29 PM
I did a bit of a strange design of the casing for my mother's comp , I took it down in the basement and drilled a series of 9/16" holes in the casing to allow for more air ventilation . It looks as if someone took a machine gun to it !!!

06-07-2005, 08:27 AM
hey rinforzando, Do you have a hsf(heat-sink/fan) on your cpu? or just a heat sink?
are you sure it is celcius and not 80 F? If you do have a hsf, I'm willing to bet there is either no thermal paste or pad between your heatsink and processor and if there is maybe the sticker isn't taken off. I can almost guarentee you that your cpu is not running at 80 degrees celcius, cause it would be cooked in about 1 hour.....if it is then thank God it hasn't vapourized yet.

06-07-2005, 11:47 PM
yeah esp with the P4 motherboards these days , they seem to be blowing left right and center , I already know a friend who is working on their 4th one.

07-07-2005, 03:42 PM
I got a P4 motherboard now. It stopped working once.

Problem: It decided not to like the fan ontop of the cpu being attached on a certain side.

07-07-2005, 11:35 PM
I'm glad in a way not to have a p4 motherboard . I'm still working on the original motherboard that came with my P166 . Titan sure made tough motherboards back in the day.

Apocalypse Dude
08-07-2005, 06:15 AM
No problems with my P4 motherboard (Aopen), it was the cheapest P4 board I could find and it runs perfectly...

09-07-2005, 11:02 PM
My P4 rig is the shiznitz, it's the new Socket 775 though so it idles on around 55c and load 70c. I'm using a cpu cooler I kinda made myself because everything I bought and tried on it made too much noise. It's the only fan in the computer if you don't count the "little" VGA fan on my X850XT PE.

And yeah, I play CSS btw, I'm on xfire if you wanna contact me, same nick.

10-07-2005, 08:02 AM
you have some problems if your cpu runs that hot. you sure you dont mean *f?

Bobbin Threadbare
10-07-2005, 08:26 AM
Hehe, my giant PC is awesome. it's really big. WINDOWS 95. Yeehaaa! Win95 r0x0rz.

Here's something random I just realised. On the emos it's go this guy: :sniper: then next to him is this guy: :wall: it looks pretty stupid that a sniper keeps shooting a wall. Instead it should be a guy blowing up.

10-07-2005, 11:01 AM
Originally posted by Danny252@Jul 10 2005, 08:02 AM
you have some problems if your cpu runs that hot. you sure you dont mean *f?
Yeah I'm sure, It was like 45c to 60c with the retail coolers but I had to fix my own silenced hax :) I haven't had any problems this far though so it should hold untill I build my next rig. The Socket 775 CPU's are made to stand this sort of heat. One of my setups gave me 80c but it was still ticking...