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Discussion in 'MSC Clan' started by Autolycus, Apr 5, 2002.

  1. cowofwar

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    Athlon cpu damage is a lot more common because their huge temperatures. Pentiums are of higher quality than Athlons and they run at lower temperatures. Plus if the cpu begins to overheat it will throttle itself back to produce less heat so it doesn't fry. Giving you enough time to shut down the computer when the alarm goes off.
    If an Athlon loses contact with the hsf, SIZZLE! You've got like 3 seconds before it fries.

    Damage also occurs alot when reattaching the hsf, some of those badboys are heavy suckers and don't have the best clips. Four corner screws are the best because it's not all supported by the cpu. On a lot of hsf's you can crush your core if you're not careful...and nobody likes a $400 paperweight. That's where shims come in handy, although they do increase temps a bit.

    You can also screw over your pci devices if your motherboard doesn't have a lock or seperate settings for the pci bus. That way you don't end up messing up your ethernet card by accidently setting the pci bus to 50mhz or something.

    Mine!
     
  2. Wulf

    Wulf MSC Knight and Donator

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    PCI G4's have jumpers too...
     
  3. cowofwar

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    Only the ones running yosemite motherboards.
     
  4. Wulf

    Wulf MSC Knight and Donator

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    PCI G4's were the last G4's to use those boards... there are to my knowledge no PCI G4's that need soldiering....
     
  5. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    that's true. those are the 350MHz G4s right? and i believe there are also some 400MHz Yosemite G4s (before they downgraded the line due to supply issues).
     
  6. Wulf

    Wulf MSC Knight and Donator

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    Yes, I have a 400 sitting in my dad's office... it IMHO sucked... 66 Mhz FSB, PCI slots only.... and not only that, but it would become unstable after only a 50 Mhz jump... no temp increase or anything... just unstable...
     
  7. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    those were the first G4s. i'm no engineer but i can only assume they didn't have a very high MHz overhead since apple had to clock down the whole first line of G4s due to the supply issues.
     
  8. cowofwar

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    It was a 100 FSB. You can't get 400mhz on a 66mhz fsb.
     
  9. Wulf

    Wulf MSC Knight and Donator

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    Whatever... it was slow as ass...
     
  10. SpocKirk

    SpocKirk Forum Moderator and Donator

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    how slow is that? I would suppose that its speed is equal to the speed of the person attached to it. A runner would actually have a fairly speedy one...
     
  11. Wulf

    Wulf MSC Knight and Donator

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    lets just say this ass belonged to the worlds fattest, slowest person
     
  12. Zephor

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  13. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    i wouldn't call that pretty ;)
     
  14. Haite

    Haite Forum Moderator

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    That's damn right fugly Zephor. What the hell did you do to KDE?

    --Haite
     
  15. cowofwar

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    yeah, too bad there's absolutely no software for it...except apache.
     
  16. Haite

    Haite Forum Moderator

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    http://sourceforge.net :nod:

    /me runs FreeBSD

    --Haite
     
  17. Autolycus

    Autolycus Forum Moderator

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    on your mac i hope.
     
  18. cowofwar

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    Probably, I mean, there's not much else to do with a mac is there?
     
  19. Autolycus

    Autolycus Forum Moderator

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    :rolleyes:
     
  20. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    :stupid:
     

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