Hey Guys
I've got a question!
I've got an old PIII motherboard with Celeron 600E on it but I heard that it's possible to plug-in Duron processor off PIII generation on my motherboard.
Is it true? Can I use Duron on my motherboard?
Posted on 2003-04-05 06:56:23 by Duker
It's okay Hiro, I can't stay mad at you, the kitten in your avatar is too cute.
Posted on 2003-04-05 17:01:21 by OloEopia

It's okay Hiro, I can't stay mad at you, the kitten in your avatar is too cute.


Care to explain?
Posted on 2003-04-06 06:15:51 by Hiroshimator

just disable the fan in the PSU and cross your fingers :P

Zalman makes some nearly-silent power supplies. They cost around US$60 - US$70. Well worth it, IMO.
Posted on 2003-04-06 11:16:55 by PopeInnocent

Posted on 2003-04-06 11:51:52 by OloEopia
no,the "stay mad" part :|
Posted on 2003-04-06 16:18:58 by Hiroshimator
Ah, never mind that, I read it as you who moved my thread.

Apologies where due. :-D
Posted on 2003-04-06 18:57:30 by OloEopia

Ah, never mind that, I read it as you who moved my thread.

Apologies where due. :-D

As I wrote above, I moved that thread.
Posted on 2003-04-07 07:34:40 by bazik
I wonder at any problems with a P4 in terms of heat, I use a 1.5gig P4 that was originally my backup box and it has never run over 35C all summer. Worst it has done is spit a power supply, literally "bang" and stopped.

Do the later ones run hotter ?


Posted on 2003-04-08 03:45:38 by hutch--
my 2.53ghz P4 is 31C idle, and I haven't been able to push it above ~52C under MAX load for quite some hours.

Also, it would seem you have to get ambient temperature of at least 40C (core temp of >80C iirc) before throttling kicks in. Research done by a danish university who built a "supercomputer" (lots of P4s in a cluster), I assume they know what they're talking about.
Posted on 2003-04-08 03:48:26 by f0dder

Ah, never mind that, I read it as you who moved my thread.

Apologies where due. :-D

bazik doesn't have a cute avatar so you can stay mad at him :grin:
Posted on 2003-04-08 03:50:47 by Hiroshimator
My son's new AMD box just quit. It's the power supply. The box felt hot. I put another one in from another computer and it's worked ever since. The temp went up to 53C but I turned the fan's rpm up and dropped it to 38C, 43C with the cabinet buttoned up.

I got this Okia ps 420W for $18 but it's now costing me almost $9 to ship it back for an exchange.:mad:
Posted on 2003-04-08 09:49:06 by drhowarddrfine

Something I find that helps if the case is big enough is to use a pair of the cheapie case fans, one at the front low and the other at the back high up and you get a lot better flow through rather than just circulating the air in the case.

If the heatsink and processor fan are somewhere in the breeze made by the case fans, it works better again. I just recently spat a power supply on my P4 and it was replaced under warrantee but they seems to be a luck factor these days. I have older computers with a heap of stuff running off the power supply that still run perfectly so it seems to be a lottery to get a good one.


Posted on 2003-04-11 05:58:07 by hutch--
Yeah, I was wondering about that. I got this one for only $18 but I don't know if that was a loss leader for them or not. The one that's in there now I got for $35 (but I could have swore it was only $9). It's been running great for almost a year. I won't ship this back anymore after this time.
Posted on 2003-04-11 09:11:03 by drhowarddrfine
Hay Hero

I hope intel brings out a perfectly silent chip (don't see that happen for AMD too soon)

I could deal with less performance but I can't deal with various jumbos taking off near me when I start my PCs

you could get an apple cube thay have no fan and are completely silent !!
Posted on 2003-04-25 15:18:14 by rob.rice

My old PIII sounds like an industrial factory with the case open, 3 fans, power supply, processor fan, 2 very noisy SCSIs but I don't think you can have that many bits on one can without the fans so I am stuck with it. :tongue:


Posted on 2003-04-27 00:29:07 by hutch--
I've got a P-100 at work that has been running fine with no Power Supply fan (died >6 months ago) and no CPU fan (don't no when it died).

It's completely silent when the HD is supended.
Posted on 2003-05-08 01:17:16 by eet_1024
Elite Loser, who's gonna keep his HD suspended? I've had a problem with suspended HD, though it's pleasant to keep the PC silent - 10% of the times I resume the HD, the whose system blocks /k6-2 AT slow HDD, Win98se/.
Anyway, I do periodically clean the fans, and the PC only purrs. Once I put some oil, but I will never do that mistake again (a lot of noise!).
Also, if you have a video card with fan, make sure there are at least 5cm free space above the fan. Otherwise you will later find solid dirt inside the fan :).
Posted on 2003-05-08 04:10:13 by Ultrano

Once I put some oil, but I will never do that mistake again (a lot of noise!).

Be careful what oil you use for fans! You must use acid-free oil, or the bearings (I think) will end up damaged, and your fan is trashed.

As for harddrive noise... get a DiskOnRam module :P (or other solidstate disk drive... pretty expensive). An alternative, with a recent bios, is booting from USB device... get a pendrive/memorybird/whatever with 2gigs of storage and boot from that ;P
Posted on 2003-05-08 04:15:52 by f0dder
Hey Ultrano Moron, the computer's main function is to be a dumb serial terminal.
Posted on 2003-05-09 03:03:09 by eet_1024