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About HAF2800+

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  • Birthday 03/22/1990

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  • Computer Specs
    HP ze2000 - Laptop
    AMD Mobile Sempron 2800+ @1600 MHZ
    Fujistsu 40 GB HD
    ATI Radeon XPRESS 200M with 128 MB Shared Memory
    1024 MB(2X512) ram, pc2700
    TEAC DVD/CD-RW Drive
    Not the best laptop but it gets me from game A to game B

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    Gaming, programming(mostly java but I'm taking up python), finding ways of making my laptop better without having it explode in my face.
  1. Check your BIOS, some mobo's have fan voltage controllers built in. It's a long-shot but it's worth a try. Or you could go and but a fan speed controller, add some style and functionality to your rig. edit: Buy a fan speed controller and give it a set voltage, I should've clarified that a little more...
  2. I did some experimenting and I came to a rough conclusion. Any processor without a metal cover over the core(old school intels and such) will require a diamond drill bit. But MOST CPU's with metal covers will only require a regular drill bit or at the most, titanium. Now I didn't go through every processor made to test this but I used a bunch of old ones that I had including a old AMD K6-2. Hope this helps you a little more. Oh and before you drill put down a couple of layers of masking tape and put a dot where you will drill so that the bit doesn't slip and scratch the surface of the processor. Good luck!
  3. The reason I had the SLI board was because originally I wanted dual 6800GT's but that would put me way over budget. Second, I don't plan to overclock(bad experiences) so I won't really worry about putting in the best fans or getting the best overclocking mobo. As long as it idles in the high thirty's to low fourtys' I think it's fine. As for optical drives I'll just get this burner http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16827131264 and this reader http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16827131417
  4. There have been no reports of anything being toxic or it being in a large enough amount to be toxic. My only suggestion is to use a diamond coated drill bit if you're going to drill through any processors that are made out of ceramic compounds. Trust me, titanium drill bits only managed to make a slight scratch in an old Intel I486 SX that I had laying around. 33mhz for those who care and I got it with this really old computer that had a 256 MB HD.
  5. If you're sure that your computer is 100% "dead" you can go to a large empty field and give it a proper burial. And by proper burial I mean you save any salvagable parts and you destroy the rest with a hammer, fireworks or something. Or you can gut the case and use it as a charcoal grill, or better yet you can make a chair out of empty cases provided that they are strong enough and flat with NO SHARP ANGLES. Just imagine how awesome that would be and also how big of a pain it would be to move...
  6. Try this, check to make sure that you have ALL wires connected correctly. Trust me, a little extra time spent checking wires is better than killing your mobo. And remind me why you reset your cmos, you should have booted in safe mode and reset your changes then went from there. Cmos clear = last resort imo. Oh and a grounding strap is only one layer of protection, you can still build up a miniscule amount of electricity that can fry a mobo. Remember, grounding strap+heel straps+tight-fitting rubber gloves(latex works and yes, I'm this paranoid when it comes to my gear.) is your best bet for static safety.
  7. Yeah it's PCIe as far as I know. He could turn the res down but he's wanting to run it at 1900x1200. I think his 6800GT should be able to run it without a problem and if he does get a little lag he could drop the res a little but he most likely won't get any lag on a flight sim.
  8. Like BlitzBomb said, if you're gonna use it mainly for MS Flight Simulator 3 then you will have few or no frame rate issues, now if you're trying to run Doom 3 on Max settings you're gonna have some trouble. If you've got the cash go for SLI and then you'll be able to handle most games very nicely.
  9. Hi guys, I was wondering if I could get some advice on a rig that I'm going to be building. My budget for now is $1,000 US and I have some parts already picked out and I was wondering if you guys could point me in the right direction if a part I listed is "bad". Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. Part List: Sapphire Radeon X800GTO fireblade edition-256 MB GDDR3(I wanted to go with a GeForce 6800GT but it put me over budget...) - $160 Biostar N4SLI Socket 939 - $79 Athlon 64 3200+ - $163 Rosewill Tu-155 Black case with side window(I'm gonna do some detailing in a dark red if I stick with this case) - $52.99 Seagate Barracuda 250GB SATA - $108 CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) - $100 Kingwin KACU-8025 80mm Ball cooling fan with heatsink - $18.49 Arctic Silver 5 - 5.99 FSP Group 400W Power Supply - $67 TOTAL= $754.47 All the parts listed above can be found on Newegg if you want to see what a certain part looks like. I prefer ordering with Newegg.com but I'd be willing to try out new sites.
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