Need advice choosing a new, 939 motherboard

By wolfram
Oct 25, 2006
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  1. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 2,605   +9

    About this, but only KingCody knows hehe :)
  2. nickslick74

    nickslick74 Newcomer, in training Posts: 883

    Which one are you getting?
  3. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 2,605   +9

    Abit's Nforce 4 Ultra motherboard :)

    BTW, that chipset's fan should be quieter than this ****ing little one:

    [​IMG]

    It's loud, but keeps my toasty Geforce 6100 cool.
  4. KingCody

    KingCody TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,568   +7

    no, it's not "incredibly loud". like any fan that small it's "whiny"

    it only bothers me because the rest of my system is almost silent, so I hear it louder than everything else. but chances are that you won't even hear it over your CPU fan, video card fan, and case fans.

    :wave:
  5. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,088

    Its prolly just a simple 40mm fan that is replaceable.
  6. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 2,605   +9

    Thanks for the feedback people.

    Now I don't care at all about the chipset's fan. I'm used to the fan's noise, so that tiny fan (rotating at more than 3000-4000 RPM's sure :)), won't bother me at all.
    And if it does, I'll just turn on my speakers :)

    Thanks everyone for your valuable replies :wave:

    BTW;
    He's now John2008 hehe :)
  7. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 2,605   +9

    I have another question for you guys :eek: ( I didn't want to open a new thread :))

    Newegg has two different Athlon 64 3700+ Cpu's (or revisions, IDK)

    ADA3700BNBOX and the ADA3700CFBOX

    What's the best one? What should I get?

    Thanks :)
  8. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    What's that grey box (as I ponder, I feel like a noob :blackeye: )?
  9. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 2,605   +9

    Grey little box? Probably you're talking about the Silencer 5.
  10. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    That's probably it, right? I'm not used to seeing them propped up the way they are (in general, I only look at my mobo and my friends, neither which have that as well). It looks like it' s covering the video card, no?
  11. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 2,605   +9

    Yes it is. It replaces the normal L-shaped RAM "heatsink".
  12. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    Got it now, usually I recognize the silencers as on top of the video card only (that replace the heatsink completely but don't expell air out of the computer itself).
  13. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 2,605   +9

     
  14. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

  15. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 2,605   +9

    Don't worry, it looks weird from that angle.
  16. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 841

    http://forums.amd.com/index.php?showtopic=69167
  17. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 2,605   +9

    Ok, thanks a lot Mirob. So the CF is a Toledo core, with one entire core disabled.

    Maybe I should pick the normal BN stepping, or is there a difference that would make the "toledo" better?
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