Great deal on ebay for a mini-ITX

Discussion in 'Other CPUs and chipsets' started by Cannula, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. WooKiE_MaN

    WooKiE_MaN Member

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    yeh ive contacted the guy, im gonna send it back

    he seems ok anyways, computer shop
     
  2. dicer

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    My 2 boards were waiting for me when I got home. Just booted both to BIOS with cheap 256MB sticks, so far so good. I did kill one briefly...don't try the 3x multiplier. It was amusing to see the 12v rail reading 12.5-12.6v from my 500W iGreen lol.
     
  3. WooKiE_MaN

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    so can u overclock thse thingss/


    hmm intrested..lol
     
  4. meth05

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    ohh ffs i would have grabbed one of these for sure, and he lives in the same dam town as me lol.
     
  5. dicer

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    BTW Did you try CMOS reset WooKiE_MaN?

    For overclocking there are options for 13+ multi and half multipliers. At stock with ~25C ambient CPU temp was showing 46-49C - doubt we will get much more with stock HSF :p

    The little fan is nice & quiet too. Audible if you're close enough but I believe it will be silent in any case/enclosure. The Bios also shows sufficient USB boot options :)
     
  6. SLATYE

    SLATYE SLATYE, not SLAYTE

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    So these CPUs are still unlocked? That would make them the only reasonably cheap unlocked CPUs available, wouldn't it?

    How's the heatsink connected to the CPU? If it's got push-pins, something like the HR-05 should be easily capable of silently cooling it - maybe with quite a bit of overclocking too.
     
  7. dicer

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    Not sure if they actually are unlocked, the option is there in BIOS though...will test tomorrow when I have a usb drive to boot from. It does use pushpin for cpu heatsink too =)

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    http://www.idot.com.tw/en/index.jsp
    This is the company that is shown in BIOS full screen splash and printed on the mobo CD.
    http://www.idot.com.tw/en/products/mb-pc1500/ <- product url :)
     
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  8. figrin

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    Sorry, not the best person to talk to about this. I only using them as unix servers, hardly any display at all. Just find some reviews on epia, there are plenty around.
     
  9. SLATYE

    SLATYE SLATYE, not SLAYTE

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    Nice! I wonder how much weight you can hang off a pair of push-pins.

    Thanks for that. It's got lots of useful info. The manual for the board seems to be amazingly well written (adequate info about everything and no super-dodgy English).
     
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    mine came this morning (sydney so normal 2 days as expected). wont have time to check it out yet though.
     
  12. heist82

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    mine have also come this morning...:thumbup:
     
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    My board arrived today, have just connected everything up and booted with the latest Ubuntu live CD, works great.

    The noisiest component for me is the crappy old cd-rom drive I used, the board itself is very quiet as mentioned above. What a bargain.........
     
  16. SLATYE

    SLATYE SLATYE, not SLAYTE

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    Mine arrived today too. It's not the quietest board around, but when inside a case it should be fine (and if it's not, there are plenty of chipset coolers which will fit).
     
  17. El.Sean

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    Found an old hard disk and installed kubuntu on it. Runs much faster than off the livecd :D.

    For youtube video playback the integrated video is quite horrible, DivX and stuff likely much worse, but any pci card should be able to overcome that.
     
  18. slobber

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    Still waiting for mine

    I hope it does not suffer the same fate as an HDD I recently ordered, the AU post package delivery driver has sticky hands :Pirate: :mad:
     
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    Mine was waiting for me when I got home just now. Time to see what it can do and then decide on it's place and purpose.:thumbup:
    Then I'll have to buy a heatgun for a plexi case for it. :cool:
    Oh and a heads up on this item on ebay, it's a PCI riser. I know a few people wish there were two PCI slots, it's something obvious but someone might of overlooked this option.
     
  20. heist82

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    what would be the best pci video card i could get for this mobo?
     

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