- Jan 1, 2015
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|System Name||Adison "Open Space" 19|
|Processor||Intel Pentium II, 350MHz|
|Motherboard||Chaintech 6BTM, Slot 1|
|Memory||1x 64MB, PC100|
|Video Card(s)||ATI Rage IIc AGP, Diamond Monster 3DII 12MB|
|Storage||BTC BCD-40XH, Quantum Fireball 3.5 Series, EX6.4 GB|
|Display(s)||LG StudioWorks 57M|
|Case||Adison Midi Tower, ATX|
|Audio Device(s)||Creative SoundBlaster 128|
|Power Supply||Codegen 300W|
|Mouse||Genius SlimStar 110, PS/2|
|Keyboard||Genius SlimStar 110, PS/2|
|Software||Microsoft Windows 98|
wow that's definitely the best thermal compound application i ever saw!
ps: good job on cleaning it
Thanks! it's a good thing I've noticed it due to bad heatsink orientation... Whoever made this system flipped it other way around, so part of the CPU was exposed & visible. As if that wasn't enough, one of the mounting studs was placed incorrectly (most likely due to former owner replacing the motherboard at some point), so it was touching the board from behind... Fortunately, it was around the area where there wasn't any solder contacts, so it didn't cause the short circuit. All things considering, I'm surprised the system even worked to begin with!
RedStorm was actually one of the first auto-overclocking utilities. It would find the max FSB you can boot to BIOS with, then asks if you would like to keep that FSB.
It wasn't great, even by low standards, but it was innovative for its time.
Personally, I didn't like it, but I was on a VIA KT166 chipset and they didn't play well together.
TL;DR: RedStorm actually does mean something(it's not just a marketing ploy), and some people specifically look for those.
To be perfectly honest, I've never used and/or had a motherboard with RedStorm feature back in a day, mine was Asus P4T, paired up with 1.4GHz P4 but that's another story. I've heard rumors (and various opinions) regarding RedStorm feature and what ppl mainly had in common was regarding the safety behind the entire feature. From what I understand, RedStorm was marketed to be fail-safe feature designed for users who wanted to OC their systems but didn't have enough knowledge on how to actually do it. Despite the best intentions, RedStorm kinda backfired, because a LOT of users reported having problems (or even worse, fried motherboards) due to bad OC settings. Which, (in my own, personal opinion) translates to failure, and is furthermore supported by the fact they've removed it from the newer models. Feel free to correct me if you think I got something wrong, I would love to hear your opinion on RedStorm