Amazon just pushed my ship date back to the end of June. I might have to cancel and order through Adorama, but I need to make sure of the return policy first. I'm pretty busy with work this week and next week anyways so I might just wait it out and see if it ships early.
My 9800xt can run HL2 perfectly smoothly at 1680x1050 with my FX-51 and 1GB of reg ecc PC2100 with everything set to highest but no AA or AF. If the 9800xt can, more modern cards shouldn't even break a sweat.
I would like to note that it is in fact still just a Pentium 4 6XX chip, and not an EE chip. Even though the specs seem to line up, there is a difference between the 2MB prescotts and the 90nm EE chips. IIRC its cache latencies or something.
from looking at that picture, I would say it will fit. The reason the All-in-wonder cards are listed as incompatible, is because they traditionally have large silver casings for the coaxial input which interferes with the heatsink and would require modification to the waterblock. The x800xt AIW...
that has a mobility radeon 9000, which should have support for monitors up to 2048*1650 or whatever the max is, at least thats what the thinkpad my buddy has with a mobility 9000 supports.. maybe dell did something to them :confused:
its entirely possible that they are talking about all-in-wonder 9800 and down cards. From what I've seen, the AIW x8xt has the same hsf as the normal x800? Take a picture of the card with the heatsink off, showing the mounting holes and I can tell you if a block will fit.
who really cares if its prime stable?
unless you caculate prime numbers all day it really doesn matter. If its stable for what he does, and he's happy with it, its stable enough.
anyhow my oc,
Athlon XP-M 2500+ 2.6GHz 215 x 12 @ 1.95v
air or water, I have both, didnt make a diff.
it depends upon the blower fan. Axial fans have a dead spot in the middle, which is bad for heatsinks, but they work just fine for other applications. The coolermaster blower fan is incredibly weak, but it all just depends upon the one you get.
You really arent getting what I'm saying.
1) silver is better than copper for this application
2) the copper RBX/Cascade is better than the copper Maze1
3) a silver RBX/Cascade block would be better than a silver Maze1.
Doesnt it seem silly to go through all the trouble and expense of...
dont get koolance. From what I've seen, their kits work, but not well. Buy a kit from somewhere like dangerden where they'll give you good parts. Otherwise you'd be better off with a good thermalright heatsink.