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    Quote Originally Posted by minibubba
    for once, I'm going to have to agree with Soulburner ...ASUS has never had accurate temp readings to my knowledge. I have the A7N8X deluxe, and I KNOW its off by more than a few degrees
    Right...mine is off by 8-12c...

    My case may be a bit more drastic than normal, dunno whats up with the sensor on this one...

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    Copper absorbs heat the fastest....thats why it is used to make contact with the CPU....aluminum disappates heat the fastest....thats why it is used as the fins to disappate the heat on a lot of popular heatsinks, like my Aeroflow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AsianBatman
    stock systems can go to 20,000 ....just check tweaktown's tyan 9600 review. It shows a radeon 9700 benchmark.
    Good article and interesting review. While those are certainly impressive speeds I must again point out that 3DMark benchmarks are only relevant for comparison purposes not only when using the same graphics card but also testing under the same resolutions. The specific test you are referring to was conducted at 640x480 resolution. The 9700Pro used in the tests is from a third party manufacturer and they often have different performance scores than those "built by ATI."

    To put an end to this argument I'm willing to concede that a stock 3.0P4/875 system will have very close gaming performance to a stock 3200/NForce-2 system with all other components equal. For whatever reasons I was scoring slightly above average with my particular Nforce2 system anyway when compared to others with similar systems. There are many small factors that will vary from system to system that can never be thoroughly accounted for when comparing a personal system's benchmark scores to those conducted under controlled conditions.

    P.S. please forgive any typos I'm using a public computer with a crappy spongy keyboard and no spell checker running Win98! :(
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    Copper absorbs heat the fastest....thats why it is used to make contact with the CPU....aluminum disappates heat the fastest....thats why it is used as the fins to disappate the heat on a lot of popular heatsinks, like my Aeroflow.
    Soulburner. That is incorrect.

    Here is a good article posted by Tweaktown that explains in laymans terms the Heatsink Theory and associated information.

    http://www.tweaktown.com/document.ph...Id=237&dPage=2

    I would also leave the "reasons" Aeroflow and others use certain raw metals and other materials in their products up to them. As I am sure there are numerous reasons, to include costs of the raw material and production costs being high up there.

    While diamond and silver conduct heat the best, most manufacturers have opted to make their heatsinks mainly out of aluminium. This is because aluminium is much easier to obtain, not to mention significantly cheaper. Can you imagine how much you would have to pay for a heatsink made out of pure diamond? Copper has also become a very popular material among heatsink manufacturers because it features good thermal conductivity properties and costs a fraction of what you'd be paying for silver, gold or diamond. However, as copper is much harder to machine than aluminium, a lot of manufacturers have stayed away from it to keep production costs down.
    Its good reading. I suggest if you are in the market of learning some info on Heatsinks, this article would be a good place to start.

    Chez:cheers:

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    Woody, sorry, but in the benchmarks I see (not 3dmark, talking real world gaming) even the 3.0c is able to beat the 3200+ without too much of a problem...and looking at the charts, they came to the conclusion that it should be renamed a 2800+ because thats about how it fares vs Intel...:laugh:

    I think it was on Tomshardware....but don't flame me if you don't like it, I didn't conduct the review....:cheers:

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    Thanks for the info Chez...I guess I was tought a little differently.....:shrug:

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    i run my 2500+ at a 200x 9.5 setup (or at 1900mhz).

    using this setup for 24/7 use cause of my heating issue.

    is best to set ur FSB to around 200 if u have pc3200 ram, cause then, u wioll have stable setting with the cpu/ram (2x200mhz =400mhz // 400mhz = speed of pc3200 at 100%)

    for the asus mobo, i've seen someone use a watercooling setup running their ram at 120% (or 240mhz i believe) and at 240x10=2400. i donno if the guy is lying, but he had the benchmark pic.

    and about the asus temp reading issue. yes mine i think is off by 5-10 degrees. but for some reason, the bios is 2 degrees off then the asus probe software (wierd). and, i dont think i can run a computer at 62 degrees while playing UT2003 (the temp was really around 50 which was still high, but no that high as 62 in sofware
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    Your CPU runs warmer in BIOS than it does when it idles in Windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulburner
    Woody, sorry, but in the benchmarks I see (not 3dmark, talking real world gaming) even the 3.0c is able to beat the 3200+ without too much of a problem...and looking at the charts, they came to the conclusion that it should be renamed a 2800+ because thats about how it fares vs Intel...:laugh:

    I think it was on Tomshardware....but don't flame me if you don't like it, I didn't conduct the review....:cheers:
    I really don't know what you are referring to. I don't flame people. I've never recommended the 3200+ to anyone. I have always said it's overpriced. If AMD sells it good for them. I also happen to think that the entire line of Intel P4s is overpriced to but if people buy them it's all good.

    The reference to the naming structure of the Athlons is a common misconception about the relative performance of AMD processors. There are several threads that go into some greater detail on this subject that you may find interesting and educational.

    I figure you have some kind of emotional attachment to your Pentium. To each his own I guess. I suppose I am somewhat attached to my own best creation too. All I know is that I built it back in March when the 2500+ was new and still about $140 and I clocked it to 3200+ specs (A CPU which wasn't even available at the time) and with the 9700Pro (The single fastest gaming card on the market at the time) and the tweaked Corsair RAM it was better performing than anything anyone could buy from a pre-built vendor including a 533/3.06 P4 sytem and vastly less expensive.

    Since then Intel and AMD have introduced some faster CPUs and will hopefully continue to do so until the end of time. This is what I live for. Just because they have a 3.2GHz P4 CPU I sure as hell won't shell out $900 (with a mobo) so I can get a few extra FPS over my current system. I have yet to read a review on any website or magazine that has demonstrated a 3.0/875 system is faster than my own custom built system.

    I built only four system over the last year and I feel that I built my latest system at a great time when CPU technology had temporarily peaked and it is unlikely I will build another system until next spring at the earliest. At that time I will consider all available products wether it be from Intel or AMD and make my decision based on value, performance. At the current time I see no products on the market that really impress me more than my own system and I would recommend these components to anyone (see my sig below).

    You can spend all the time you want Soulburner, scouring the Internet for the fastest Intel benchmarks and the lowest AMD benchmarks ever tested but I really don't care. That's not what it's about IMO, but if it makes you feel a little happier I say go for it. It's not going to make me go out and buy a P4 or even want a P4 right now. A 9800Pro would be a far better investment anyway for a meaningful performance gain.

    (P.S. checkout time now....gotta leave the hotel and go to work......don't expect these long winded posts often.....I was really bored! :D :D )
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