The useful interactive AMD Socket A product ID guide got today an extensive update and is now with the new version 1.4 again up-to-date. With this interactive guide it’s possible on the basis of numbers and characters on the Socket A CPU to get the Vcore, CPU temperature, size of the L2 Cache, the officially given FSB and the multiplier of the CPU within a few seconds.
The new soldering guide with two different pinouts… What’s the sense in putting a display in your PC… It’s up to your own how you use the display, shall it be for displaying song tiles, indication of DVD, VideoCD, or musicCD-titles, for showing the data of mainboard monitoring programms like Mainboard Monitor to have the temperatures or the speed-o-meter in the eye angle, to represent different gamestats,for showing the up- and/or downloadspeed of the internet or network connection or just … Continue reading 20×4 and 20×2 LCD display DIY guide
The wire has to be soldered to the 20×4 rows display like this… In order that nothing can go wrong i indicate all colors. Pin1 black and ground, Pin2 red, Pin3 grey, Pin4 green-brown, Pin5 blue, Pin6 brown, Pin7 yellow-brown, Pin8 green, Pin9 yellow-white, Pin10 pink, Pin11 grey-brown, Pin12 purple, Pin13 green-white, Pin14 yellow, Pin15 blue-red, Pin16 white. That’s it! Here is the pinout of the other side of the display. And here is a picture of the finished display … Continue reading 20×4 LCD display DIY guide
The wire has to be soldered to the 20×2 rows display like this… In order that nothing can go wrong I indicate all colors. Pin1 black and ground, Pin2 red, Pin3 grey, Pin4 green-brown, Pin5 blue, Pin6 brown, Pin7 yellow-brown, Pin8 green, Pin9 yellow-white, Pin10 pink, Pin11 grey-brown, Pin12 violet, Pin13 green-white, Pin14 yellow, Pin15 blue-red, Pin16 white. The allocation is in the theory the same as with a normal single-line allocation, however the pins are count different – Pin … Continue reading 20×2 LCD DIY guide
Self-made USB infrared receiver to remote control your PC Succeeding the infrared receiver for the serial port I would like to present to you a very special instruction, which leads you to possession of an IR receiver fro the USB port. USB is unfortunately a bit more complicated than serial … Admittedly it is not as easy as the use of the serial port, because the USB port needs special drivers to run. Thus we need some kind of firmware, … Continue reading Self-made USB infrared receiver to remote control your PC
What to do if the heatsink does not fit on the Mainboard, just because an electrolytic capacitor is beneath the socket and prevents an attachment of a bigger heatsink or a capacitor beneath the AGP slot prevents you to put your brandnew Geforce 4 card in the AGP slot ? In my example it was the alpha PAL 8045 heatsink which has prepared some problems on the ENMIC 8TCX+ Obviously, you can treat on the one hand the ventilator with … Continue reading When the cooler doesn’t fit onto your board because of a tall capacitor!
Socket A cooler test – hear all cooler sounds online. I’ve expand the big socket A fan roundup with online mp3 sound in the detailed test of following 21 fans: Alpha PAL 6035, Chrome Orb, EKL 462, Global WIN FOP 32, FOP 38, Golden Orb, Super Orb, Taisol CEK 733092, Taisol CGK 742092, Top Cooler, the Twin Orb, Twin Orb Rev 2, Alpha PAL 6035 N2/GH, Alpha PAL 6035 NGML, Coolermaster CH5 5K12 Heatpipe, Hedgehog 238M NGML, Hedgehog 238M N2/GHH, … Continue reading Socket A Cooler Comparison
AMD Duron 700 Overclocking Results Here are some AMD Duron 700 overclocking results. Compare to the normal AMD Duron 700 values: CPU Frequency FSB/MB Multiplier Vcore VIO CPU Temp. 700 MHZ 100/200 MHz 7x 1,6 Volt 3,56 Volt ~ 38-45°C Here are my results of the Duron 700 CPU on Asus A7V mainboard: Result FSB/MB Multiplier Vcore VIO CPU Temp. 1066 MHZ 101/202 MHz 10,5x 1,85 Volt 3,56 Volt ~ 47-53°C Asus A7V with Duron 700 and Golden Orb fan: … Continue reading AMD Duron 700 Overclocking Results
AMD Thunderbird Overclocking Results Here are some AMD Thunderbird overclocking results. Some results of my tested AMD CPUs: Original CPU overclocked to FSB/MB Multiplier Vcore VIO 700 MHz Duron 1066 MHz 101/202 MHz 10,5x 1,85 Volt 3,56 Volt 700 MHz Thunderbird 900 MHz 100/200 MHz 9x 1,80 Volt 3,56 Volt 700 MHz Thunderbird 950 MHz 100/200 MHz 9,5x 1,80 Volt 3,56 Volt 700 MHz Thunderbird 1000 MHz 100/200 MHz 10x 1,85 Volt 3,56 Volt 800 MHz Thunderbird 1000 MHz 100/200 … Continue reading AMD Thunderbird Overclocking Results
Current processors, video cards and also strongly overclocked components have larger Requirements of the used PSU. Because straight with the popular increase of the voltage (e.g. Vcore, VDDR, GPU voltage, etc.) to the achievement from better overclocking results increases also drastically the power consumption of the PC. If one uses compressor cooling or other high performance cooling systems to the heat dissipation, it can also result in an overloading of the power supply unit (PSU), which results in the most … Continue reading Sunbeamtech SUNNUO550-EUAP-SV 550 Watt modular PSU Hardware Review
Several times I got mails where visitors ask me to test simple hardware and today I want to follow this request. First I’ve decided to test the CC Twinset by Revoltec, because nearly 50 percent of all Modders use or want to use CCFL?s (abbreviation for “Cold Cathode Florescent Lamps”) or CC (“Cold Cathode) to light up their case. The delivery of the CCFL Set … After ordering the CC Twinset you?ll get this small but fine package, which contains … Continue reading Revoltec Cold Cathode Twinset Review
AMD Athlon 500 Overclocking with Cachedivisor Here are the AMD Athlon 500 Overclocking results with different cache divisor. Results from 17.01.2000: Now my second Athlon 500 CPU runs without any problems at 850MHz. I changed the cachedivisor to 1/3 instead of 1/2 to get the Athlon 50MHz higher. It’s questionable if it’s worth to increase CPU speed by decreasing the cacherate. But i notice only an insignificant difference between 1/2 Cache and 1/3 with benchmark programs like Final reality or … Continue reading AMD Athlon 500 Overclocking with Cachedivisor
Gigabyte 7IX and MSI 6167 Overclocking Results Here are some Gigabyte 7IX and MSI 6167 Mainboard Overclocking Results. On 19.12.1999 we’ve tested two AMD Athlon 500 processors on 3 different boards. We got best results with the new ASUS K7M board. We had some problems to overclock the Athlon processor with the Gigabyte 7IX and MSI 6167 board: – It’s impossible to change CPU-Vcore by Jumper or BIOS. – We soldered the Vcore, but it failed to get results above … Continue reading Gigabyte 7IX and MSI 6167 Overclocking Results