May 2004 Archives

Auction Update

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I accidentally chose a date too far in the future for the auction, sorry about that. I am changing the auction end date to Wednesday May 12th at 3:42:59 pm. I've chosen the odd time (15 hours, 42 minutes, 59 seconds) in an effort to discourage bid sniping at the last minute or so; though since the machine has NTP/atomic time, it isn't too hard to figure out when the rollover is. The last bids stamped before 3:43pm on the 12th will be the winners. Have fun!

Lots of New Pictures

I just updated my picture gallery with lots of new pictures. I have four walks from while I was out in California as well as family vacation photos from last year in Sedona, AZ. I like my gallery!

Also, don't forget to bid on my really good deals on some computer parts that you'll find below!

Auction Entries

Welp, I've just posted several auctions here in my blog. These auctions are for personal friends, family, and co-workers. If you've found this site and you don't know me, your bids will be removed and not honored, you need to actually know me to bid here for these items.

If you do know me and want to bid on anything, just post a comment with your offer price. You can actually bid below my starting bid if you like, but I might not honor it in those cases and instead stick the item up on Ebay. I'd much prefer to sell to my friends for cheap prices though.

So, this year was a little different when I cleaned out my spare parts. A couple years ago I just gave everything away, but this stuff is all good stuff, so I'm not giving it all away again, sorry. :) I think in all cases (cept for the Mushkin Memory which didn't really have packaging) all original packaging is including and of course everything is in my normal obsessive compulsive disorder perfect condition.

Asus P4C800 Deluxe

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Note this is NOT the -E version which has an ICH5R with on-chip RAID and instead has the ICH5 and only the on-board RAID controller. This board is an excellent board to overclock with! I only used this board for a day or during testing last year.

Supported CPU: Socket 478 Pentium 4(HT)/Celeron Processors
Chipset: Intel 875P + ICH5
FSB: 800/533/400MHz
RAM: 4x DIMM support Dual Channel DDR400/333/266 Max 4GB
IDE: 2x UltraDMA 100, 1x UltraDMA 133(from Promise 20378) up to 6 Devices
Slots: 1x AGP Pro/8X, 5x PCI, 1x Wi-Fi
Ports: 2xPS2,1xCOM,1xLPT,8xUSB2.0(Rear 4),1xLAN,2x1394(Rear 1),SPDIF Out,Audio Ports
Onboard Audio: AD1985 6-Channel Codec
Onboard LAN: 3COM 3C940 GbE
Onboard SATA/RAID: Promise 20378, 2x SATA, RAID 0/1/0+1/Multiple RAID; ICH5, 2xSATA
Onboard 1394: VIA 1394 Controller
Form Factor: ATX

Mfg Part: 90-M8LAU5-G0UAY
Opening bid: $50 (new is $165)
Auction Closes: Wednesday May 12th at 3:42:59 pm
Winning: Highest bid

This is the CPU I've been using for the last 8 months along with the Gigabyte 8KNXP MB and the Mushkin RAM. If you buy with the motherboard I'll throw in a Thermalright SLK900U ($40+ value) for free and already mounted with Arctic Silver 3 compound that is fully cured over the last 8 months... though really in shipping you may want to re-apply new AS5 compound when you get it... and it might be easier to ship that way anyway.

Model: Intel Pentium 4 3.0C w/ Hyper Threading
Core: Northwood
Operating Frequency: 3.0GHz
FSB: 800MHz
Cache: L1/12K+8K; L2/512K
Voltage: 1.525V
Process: 0.13Micron
Socket: Socket 478
Multimedia Instruction: MMX, SSE, SSE2
Warranty: 3-year MFG
Packaging: Retail box (with Heatsink and Fan

Mfg Part: BX80532PG3000D
Opening bid: $75 (new is $220)
Auction Closes: Wednesday May 12th at 3:42:59 pm
Winning: Highest bid

This is the motherboard I've been using for the last 8 months. Is a great motherboard, if I didn't want 64-bit, 66-MHz PCI-X slots for my RAID Controller, I'd still be using it.

Supported CPU: Intel Pentium 4 Processors
Chipset: Intel 875P + ICH5R
FSB: 800/533/400MHz
RAM: 6x DIMM support Dual Channel DDR400/333/266(ECC) Max 4GB
IDE: 2x UltraDMA 133 RAID, 2x UltraDMA 100 up to 8 Devices
Slots: 1x AGP Pro 8X, 5x PCI, 1x DPS
Ports: 2xPS/2,1xLPT,2xCOM,8xUSB2.0(Rear 4),1xLAN,2xIEEE1394,Audio Ports
Onboard Audio: Realtek ALC658 6-Channel CODEC
Onboard LAN: Intel 82547 Gigabit Ethernet
Onboard SATA/RAID: 4x Serial ATA and/or RAID
Onboard 1394: 2 Ports by TI TSB43AB23
Form Factor: ATX

Mfg Part: GA-8KNXP
Opening bid: $75 (new Rev 2.0 version is $193)
Auction Closes: Wednesday May 12th at 3:42:59 pm
Winning: Highest bid

Corsair Memory (4x512mb)

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I have 4 pieces of 512mb Corsair XMS Memory Only used for a day or so while testing last year. This memory is designed for overclocking. The latencies are not that good, but the memory is rated at PC3700 (ie: 975MHz in Intel quad speak, or 231MHz front side bus). The rated latencies are 3-4-3-8 (but you probably will have to run at 3-4-4-8 like their current XMS3700 is setup for. Do not expect to be able to overclock 4 sticks of this RAM by much at all. 2 sticks will overclock much better than 4.

Mfg Part: TWINX1024-3700PT (I'll sale singles though instead of 2)
Opening bid: $50 ea (new is Corsair XMS 3700 3-4-4-8 at $173 ea)
Auction Closes: Wednesday May 12th at 3:42:59 pm
Winning: Highest bid. If not bidding on Qty 4 then next highest bidders win remaining pieces.

Mushkin Memory (4x512mb)


I have 4 pieces of 512mb Mushkin Memory. With non-865/875 chipsets the memory can achieve 2-2-2-5/6 latency timings at 218MHz FSB (ie: 872Mhz in silly Intel quad speak, or DDR3500 in memory speak). With an Intel 875 Motherboard (Gigabyte 8KNXP Deluxe also for sale above) I was able to consistently achieve 2-3-2-6 at 208MHz on a 3GHz CPU overclocked to 3.12GHz.

Mfg Part: Mushkin 512mb DDR3500 Black Level II Dual Channel 1Gig Pack (I'll sale singles though instead of pairs)
Opening bid: $75 ea (closest thing new is Mushkin 3500 2-3-3 at $165 ea)
Auction Closes: Wednesday May 12th at 3:42:59 pm
Winning: Highest bid. If not bidding on Qty 4 then next highest bidders win remaining pieces.