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 02/24/2011 09:04 AM
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eldiablo696
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Hi

I am still runing the above and has been my main pc for nearly 10 years.

I have added 1 gb ram about five years ago, a 300w psu and an exhaust fan in the last month. I also resat my heatsink and fans with thermal paste.

My temps have now settled at 37d F from 45d F.

I also replaced the graphics card with a second hand geforce fx5500.

I use this pc for about 8 hours a day, everyday.

Played a lot of poker on it in the past.
Mostly, used for ebay, e-mail and some poker.

First, question is should I spend any more time on it, or just run it till it dies.

If, run, till it dies. Then how can I prolong this from happening.

It is very noisey and I get the occasional hang up. But other than that no problems.

Should I look into getting fins for southbridge, a new heatsink and fan for the northbridge, max my ram memory by adding another 1 gb (3 gb max), look into cooling for the rams.

Could probably be achieved for another £30.

I have spent £5 on a new seasonic 80+ 300w psu. Upgraded from the stock 250w fsp.
£12 on fx5500 graphics card
£1.09 on thermal paste.
About £20 for ram. Plus another £20 if i upgrade.

Only major thing there is the ram at about £20ish. Will this make much difference.

My pc is a Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo 600

The pc runs really well and can not really afford a new/2nd hand pc or afford to throw money into an open pit.

Also, it is a pain to have to keep going in and out of bios to check temps. Have found only one www.cputhermometer.com tool that works with amd athlon xp. I am too scared to use it as it is not mentioned an any forums and after weeks of research have only come across this recently.
 02/24/2011 11:17 AM
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Just run it till it dies.....

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MSI K7N2 Delta2 LSR|35w XP-M2400 11x214 1.62V|2x512MB OCZ EL 2 2 2 11 2.9V|9600XT|Seasonic 350w
Abit AN7|XP-M2800 10.5x227 1.62V|2x512MB Mushkin XP4000 2 3 2 11 3.2V|9600XT|Seasonic 550w
Asus A7V600|XP-M2600 6-11x202 1.6V|2x512 Crucial PC3200 2.5 3 3 9 2.7V|PCI 32MB gfx|Corsair 450w
 02/24/2011 12:29 PM
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well, the Scaleo 600 was launched in later half of 2003, so ten years is not quite up yet.

Scaleo 600 spec.

The noise and hang-ups are issues you can solve, then let it run until it dies. Perhaps not worth
to invest any money on it, but you seem pleased with it so let it run.

Not sure which motherboard is in it and what is your current RAM configuration?
3GB of ram will not make any difference on your machine.

Check with PCwizard2010 and CPU-Z.

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 02/25/2011 08:00 AM
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I would guess it's a Via KT266 board or something like that.

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Abit AN7|XP-M2800 10.5x227 1.62V|2x512MB Mushkin XP4000 2 3 2 11 3.2V|9600XT|Seasonic 550w
Asus A7V600|XP-M2600 6-11x202 1.6V|2x512 Crucial PC3200 2.5 3 3 9 2.7V|PCI 32MB gfx|Corsair 450w
 02/25/2011 02:59 PM
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Thanks guys.

I have just spent the last 9 hours on it so will give it a break.

I am running a KT266 mobo and currently have 2.256gb ram.

The new psu and exhaust fan have had a major impact.

I am contemplating a new/upgraded cpu heatsink and fan. £6. But, having checked the cpu temp (36f) not sure if it is necessary.

May add a 80mm fan via an adaptor to replace the 60mm. Approx £8.
But reviews show no decrease of cpu temp, but does help with cooling mobo.

But is this just throwing money into a bottomless pot.

Really not sure, would be a shame to just run until it dies.

Any suggestions, as parts are fairly cheap, would be gratefully appreciated.

Also, what is most likely to fail in it first, sencond...........

At thr moment I have the time bout not the money. I am selling a whole lot of stuff on EBay just to keep going, so my pc is everything to me at the moment....

If it died I would not be far behind..........lol
 02/25/2011 05:29 PM
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Hey go_for

Thanks for the pcwizard2010 link.

Does more than I could have asked for.

It shows that my pc is about 50% in all aspects compare to its nearest rival.

Most other benchmark comparisons were not so bad.

To be able to see cpu load and temps, without constantly having to go go into bios is worth it alone.

I think I will invest in a 60mm to 80mm adapter as the noise with all 5 fans runing is a bit loud and temps are 1 or 2 degrees off manufacturers recomended.
CPU fan running at just under 5000rpm. Quite high for a 60mm fan.

Will have to stop cpu fan momentarily first to see the difference in noise.

The other two fans are 80mm and 92mm, out of old psu's.

Any suggestions on a 80mm fan that will deliver on cfm and dba.

Also, the other two fans (inlet and exhaust) are 2 pin. Is there any cheap way of controlling the speed, manually.

In the hopes of finding harmony in my pc.

Thanks again for the link
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