Monthly Archive: January 2002

Headcrash wiped

I wiped Headcrash for the umpteenth time last night to install and configure a new drive subsystem. I broke down and bought a SCSI RAID 2100s drive controller from Adaptec on ebay the other day and four 7200rpm Ultra 160 SCSI drives to go with it. I’ve got a some games set up on it in dedicated mode, but I’m behind a firewall, so it’s not accessible just yet.

One thing to remember: The latest VIA 4in1 drivers play havoc with Win2000 server. I don’t know why. I wiped it and reinstalled everything, but kept off the VIA drivers, opting to go with the stock MS ones and things seem to be much more stable.

Aborted overclocking attempt

Did some cooling tweaking and overclocking over the weekend and received the following results using 1.85 volts in the core:

 

These temperatures were taken while running at 100% load for 30 minutes. I didn’t bother taking idle temps, but I’m interested to see how fast the cooling loop drops to a base temp when the processor is at idle.


Weird how CPUID measures the processor speed at 1596MHZ and Motherboard Monitor measures it at 1598. I’ll go with the higher number, methinks.

My machine would post at 1606MHz and a few higher, but Win2k would either freeze or BSOD at the splash screen. I suspect that the AHA-19160 SCSI controller doesn’t like running at a PCI bus speed of 38MHz.