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Old 01-10-2002, 07:29 PM #22
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I would rather use thermal past to fix the imperfextions rather then scrape them away with sand paper.
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Old 01-10-2002, 08:17 PM #23
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ok, i have two questions here. one, will my processor function without heat problems for extended periods of time (36 hours continuous use tops) with the heatsink included in the retal box. i figure it damn well better, but im asking. i dont plan on doing any overclocking or any of that crap, and i really dont feel like sanding off my thermal pads or anything like that either. i just wanna strap the damn heatsink on the processer and have it work.

second, does anyone want to give me advice on which brand of hard drives to choose? im thinking maxtor right now, maybe seagate. does anyone see a reason why i should get anything different? dead, i already know you like the seagates. as far as maxtor reliability goes, weve gone through prolly about 15 of them now and not one of them has died (by "gone through" i mean that theyve passed through here on their way to clients and the like). i see no reason to abandon that.
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Yes, the retail boxed heatsink is designed to last the warranted life of the CPU with continuous use. Don't expect 160Mhz FSB miracles though.

On hard drives: Don't buy Intel, they used to rock, now they blow, Maxtors are fine as long as you do not get the 'Quantumized' Maxtors. Quantum sucked too. Seagate is fine, but I used to have a Baracuda that failed on me twice, but any HD manufacturer is going to have certain bad drives. If I were buying a HD tomorrow I would buy Western Digital or Samsung. Samsung drives are not the fastest, but they ARE rock stable, I'm running 2 of them in my RAID array.
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Old 01-10-2002, 08:32 PM #25
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IBM makes nice hard drives to, but I heard some people disliking the newest ones...I don't know why though... As for your HSF it should work, but if it becomes unstable because of the overheating then take the panels off the case. Room temp changes things a lot also. For the most part it should work just fine.
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Old 01-10-2002, 08:41 PM #26
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huh? intel? hard drives? i dont get it. ill check out samsung.

and dead, its been my understanding that most cases cool better with the panels on (air flow issues). unless, of course, you take the cover off to run a box fan directly into the case.
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I remeber (about 1-2 years ago) I took off my case and it lowered my system temp by 8 degrees centigrade, and cpu by 4
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I would rather use thermal past to fix the imperfextions rather then scrape them away with sand paper.
Someones a bit stubborn. You dont understand. You get better temps if you lap your heatsink. You still have to use thermal paste, but you get better temps than if you just used thermal paste. If you want to overclock your going to have to realize, every degree counts, you want to do all you can to get your temps lower.
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I remeber (about 1-2 years ago) I took off my case and it lowered my system temp by 8 degrees centigrade, and cpu by 4
That means that you dont have enough airflow inside your case. If you have good airflow taking off your case can actually raise temps. So Darth is for the most part correct.

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Lousy vB...

He said he doesn't want to overclock.
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