No problem.......I didn't realy spend a lot of time on this, so you may still run into problems, doing it this way.
Temps will be harder to validate, but voltages are not a problem as long as you have a multi-meter handy.
Even thow your board may not be supported, the sensor chip might.
You can edit the various .ini files to get MBM5 to report the correct readings.
Have a look here..... http://www.livewiredev.com/bbs/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=68 ....and...
I'm in Tucson with pretty much the same setup, 4 rigs in a small room......
I just got one of those cheep box fans and put it in the window, turn the fan on during the day, and at night I turn it off and pull the blinds so not a lot of cold air comes in. Seems to keep the room about 72f all...
I like your reviews and find them very informative, however, I don't own an AMD based system. It would be nice to see the numbers with a high end Intel rig. I realize this would double the work load required for a review if you were to show how the cards performed on two different systems. I...
Grab this little program Throttle Watch
Run it for a while and you should be able to tell when your CPU starts to throttle. Then try and find a cooling solution that will keep below the throttle point.
You could probably include HD Coolers with a copper system if they are anodized, or for that matter, with todays water block designs I'm sure you could put together a great system using all aluminum parts. There is some good stuff out there now days.
Have a look at this document, In particular look at Page 2-10 Figure 2-16. What the chart is showing, is that the farther apart the metals are, the more likely they are to have some corrosive reaction in the presence of an electrolite.
The CPU's are 3.2Ghz Xeon Irwindales running at 3.5 and 218 FSB. The heatsinks are stock passive versions. I made a mistake when ordering the processors, I ment to get the active cooled ones but it turned out to my advantage because the passive heatsinks are a little bigger. I just had to figure...
You are entitled to your opinion.....as am I
I believe the finish is superb, and has a number of advantages over a painted case. Powder coating is very hard which makes it less susceptible to scratches and chips.
for the Papst
for the Nidec's
For the Delta see page 22
For the NMB...
I'm running dual 1.26 Tualatins @ 1.40, temps are 48-50c full load.
I was running them with the older SK6+ which kept them at 52-54c full load
I got a few pic's somewere, let me find them and I'll post them up so you can see how tight everything is.
If your going to use it on that MSI board you may run into clearance issues with the video card and any fans that are mounted in the back if your case.
I have the same MSI board and Im running 2 ALX-800s with 80mm panflos and its a very tight squeeze
I just checked out their web site and got the specs for the Velocity Raptor 64 DualX.
Their as listed price is $3795
Going to NewEgg and putting together the exact same system it only cost $2780 windows and shipping. Oh, and thats with all retail parts so all the bundled software is...