[mythtv-users] Re: Air flow and proc questions
blammo.doh at gmail.com
Thu Sep 16 12:49:38 EDT 2004
I run a mobile 2400 in my frontend. They are Barton cores, run at a
lower stock voltage (1.475) and is multiplier unlocked, which gives
you some great freedom to drop the multi, raise the bus, run better
ram, and stay at the same clock speed, while running cooler than a
It's enough CPU to handle HD content, assuming your video card is fast
enough, and the reduced heat is a NICE plus. Last I looked on
pricewatch, they were sub $100.
On Thu, 16 Sep 2004 16:35:18 +0100, Stephen Tait <tait at digitallaw.co.uk> wrote:
> At 15:35 16/09/2004, you wrote:
> >On Thu, 16 Sep 2004 09:32:18 -0500, Aaron Griffin
> ><aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hey all,
> > >
> > > Just wanted some opinions (good and bad) on this setup:
> > > Albatron KM18G Pro v2 Motherboard
> > > Coolermaster ATC-620 Case
> > > Athlon XP (Barton) 2600+ Processor OEM
> > >
> > > I'm trying to determine if I'll have any heat/airflow problems with
> > > this case and mobo setup... also, (call me dumb if you want) this mobo
> > > supports Athlon XP - does that include Barton cores? Or does the
> > > motherboard specifically have to support Barton?
> > >
> > > I'm grabbing Kingston HyperX RAM for this setup (premium RAM with nice
> > > heatspreaders), so that should be fine... just curious about the case
> > > setup, if everything will be cool (pun intended!)
> > >
> > > --
> > > Got a question? http://catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
> >Forgot one thing:
> >Does the ATC620 come with a PSU? If it does not, can anyone suggest a
> >good quiet and cool PSU?
> No, it doesn't.
> Personally recommendation will be one of the low power Tagan or Antec
> TruPower PSU's (300-350W should do you fine). They're very good quality
> PSU's and *very* quiet. The Antec's have the advantage of linking their
> thermistor circuits to a couple of molexes, which you can plug your fans
> into and get temperature-sensitive case fans, which are very quiet.
> If you have money to burn, Zalman and a few others make totally fanless
> PSU's, but that won't do much for your case's ventilation.
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