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I used to use Athlon 64 QL-64 on ASUS K40AB and undervolt using k10stats. You can try using that to cool down further, and perhaps prolong battery life
Thanks for the tip, might give it a try. To be honest, I'm quite happy with those temps at the moment. The laptop is used casually, so it never really heats up.

Alright, back to basics!
This was my second Socket A CPU. Had it at 2500 @ 1.80 V running 24/7 on decent AC (Thermaltake Big Typhoon 120). I never really pushed the chip further, although there still was thermal headroom.
xp-m3000.jpgxp-m2.jpgxp-m1.jpgTT.jpg
Luckily I've kept both pieces :D
 
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Yayyy getting some old CPUs (an E8400 at least) so I have fun soon. :)
 
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Thanks for the tip, might give it a try. To be honest, I'm quite happy with those temps at the moment. The laptop is used casually, so it never really heats up.

Alright, back to basics!
This was my second Socket A CPU. Had it at 2500 @ 1.80 V running 24/7 on decent AC (Thermaltake Big Typhoon 120). I never really pushed the chip further, although there still was thermal headroom.
View attachment 170043View attachment 170044View attachment 170045View attachment 170046
Luckily I've kept both pieces :D
Very good stepping and production date. Should do 2.7-2.8 if you can keep it cool (under 50c load).
They'll take 2.0v, again, if you can keep it cool.
 
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Yayyy getting some old CPUs (an E8400 at least) so I have fun soon. :)
Don't forget to share some of the fun with us ;)

Very good stepping and production date. Should do 2.7-2.8 if you can keep it cool (under 50c load).
They'll take 2.0v, again, if you can keep it cool.
Thanks for the info! I had no idea back then. I don't have the means to test that XP-M now, though, for the lack of WC. Also, sold my A7N8X-E when I upgraded to AM2 :mad:

And now for something completely different... Remember those coveted UV-reactive cables?
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And now for something completely different... Remember those coveted UV-reactive cables?
Those go well with the DFI-Lanparty boards.
 
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Don't forget to share some of the fun with us ;)


Thanks for the info! I had no idea back then. I don't have the means to test that XP-M now, though, for the lack of WC. Also, sold my A7N8X-E when I upgraded to AM2 :mad:

And now for something completely different... Remember those coveted UV-reactive cables?
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I've got a couple right here still bagged brand new I was going to sell.
 
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I thought that UV-reactive materials was a forbidden topic. :)

I bet that this is the first and last UV-reactive Blower ever made, this now serving as fumes extractor and for general cooling of electronic projects.
 

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I've got a couple right here still bagged brand new I was going to sell.
I have a few brand new also. All from DFI boards. All screaming yellow.
 
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Thanks for the tip, might give it a try. To be honest, I'm quite happy with those temps at the moment. The laptop is used casually, so it never really heats up.

Alright, back to basics!
This was my second Socket A CPU. Had it at 2500 @ 1.80 V running 24/7 on decent AC (Thermaltake Big Typhoon 120). I never really pushed the chip further, although there still was thermal headroom.
View attachment 170043View attachment 170044View attachment 170045View attachment 170046
Luckily I've kept both pieces :D
XP-M 3000 - Rare chip you have, you don't see many of those around.
Has a good date and stepping too, nice one indeed!

Mr. Scott isn't kidding either - Here's what mine has done before: Bones`s SuperPi - 1M score: 35sec 625ms with a Athlon XP-M 3000+ (Barton)
 
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Very nice,

the E8400 a good dual core, have one on a Nvidia 790i board running. Cooled with a Thermaltake Big Typhoon 120.

I personally like the 775 Xeon's. (OK, except the X3210). Long time user of a Xeon X3230 on an Intel XBX2. With Thermalright SI 128 and Corsair DHX memory. Still my backup PC with Win 7.
 
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Too bad I don't have the Northern advantage working in my favor. :oops:
Have to resort to "Other" means most of the time here.

BTW that's a great clockspeed for air.
 
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Damn that the good 462 boards are kinda expensive these days :(
 
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Damn that the good 462 boards are kinda expensive these days :(
Depends on where you are. In the states most still go for 50 bucks or less.
 
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Depends on where you are. In the states most still go for 50 bucks or less.
Maybe I'm just out of luck as most NF2 boards are about the same price. Not even premium ones.
 
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Earlier socket 462/A boards are still fairly cheap. Ones based on the VIA kt266 being a favorite.

nForce2 was the game changer - AGP/PCI isolated so we could tweak RAM frequencies at leisure not worrying if the graphics card could keep up. Again, earlier boards with 166/333 chipset will be cheaper. Later nf2 'ultra 400' boards will be more.

My ASUS a7n8x deluxe with leaking Caps finally stopped working. After ever increasing issues dropping peripherals and optical drives. Plan is to do a re-cap along with a few other boards once colder inside days set in.

Loss of that board meant only one running nf2 system. The Soltek FRN2. Wanted another nf2 and Shuttle an35n ultra seemed to fit the bill. eBay seller listed the same one a few times at $35 with no takers since the front panel and USB connector pins looked really rough. Probably a recycler ripping it out of the case. Needle-nose pliers = no problem.

I put in a ridiculously low 'make offer' and it was accepted. All images showed CPU cooler and RAM but did not expect any since there was never a mention. To my surprise it arrived as shown. Two 512mb modules, a copper core Cooler Master X Dream, and 2600+ Barton with paste slathered all over. Multi locked but is humming along at 2.3ghz (11.5x200) in the Soltek box. Shuttle is running same speed with an unlocked 1800+ T-bred (11.5x200). Nice clean board and would recommend the an35n ultra to those looking for decent inexpensive nf2 option.

Next project is socket 939. Bought an MSI k8t Neo2 and dual core 4400+ which is probably one of the last AGP boards. Not sure if I want to run the 7800gs or try to find a HD 3850.
 

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My ASUS a7n8x deluxe with leaking Caps finally stopped working.
Got that same dang board with the same dang problem!
Was such a sweet a$$ board and I was really bummed when it quit working. Fiddled with it a few days and finally pulled the board to find 4 blown capacitors. :(

Bummed me right the hell out!!!!
 
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Earlier socket 462/A boards are still fairly cheap. Ones based on the VIA kt266 being a favorite.

nForce2 was the game changer - AGP/PCI isolated so we could tweak RAM frequencies at leisure not worrying if the graphics card could keep up. Again, earlier boards with 166/333 chipset will be cheaper. Later nf2 'ultra 400' boards will be more.

My ASUS a7n8x deluxe with leaking Caps finally stopped working. After ever increasing issues dropping peripherals and optical drives. Plan is to do a re-cap along with a few other boards once colder inside days set in.

Loss of that board meant only one running nf2 system. The Soltek FRN2. Wanted another nf2 and Shuttle an35n ultra seemed to fit the bill. eBay seller listed the same one a few times at $35 with no takers since the front panel and USB connector pins looked really rough. Probably a recycler ripping it out of the case. Needle-nose pliers = no problem.

I put in a ridiculously low 'make offer' and it was accepted. All images showed CPU cooler and RAM but did not expect any since there was never a mention. To my surprise it arrived as shown. Two 512mb modules, a copper core Cooler Master X Dream, and 2600+ Barton with paste slathered all over. Multi locked but is humming along at 2.3ghz (11.5x200) in the Soltek box. Shuttle is running same speed with an unlocked 1800+ T-bred (11.5x200). Nice clean board and would recommend the an35n ultra to those looking for decent inexpensive nf2 option.

Next project is socket 939. Bought an MSI k8t Neo2 and dual core 4400+ which is probably one of the last AGP boards. Not sure if I want to run the 7800gs or try to find a HD 3850.
That MSI board is a very good AGP benching board. IMO, second only to the Asrock NF3-VSTA board.
Find a 3850. It crushes the 7800. I have both. ;)

EDIT- Holy crap look at the paste on that CPU. :laugh:
 
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Fiddled with it a few days and finally pulled the board to find 4 blown capacitors. :(

Bummed me right the hell out!!!!
Any good with a soldering iron?
 

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