brwmogazos

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  1. hi guys. i havent been able to sold my spare seagate cheetah 15K.3 drive so it is sitting on top of my desk since christmass really.... Its a 15K.3 U320 68pin just 18GB. At the moment what i am using is: Adaptec 29160N U160on an asus P4C800 E deluxe 32bit pci Maxtor Atlas 15K 36gb 68pin U320 as my BOOT drive Maxtor Atlas 10K III 36GB 68pin U160 as my MP3 Drive SATA DiamondMax 9 Maxtor 200GB for Storage+Downloads. So i got 3 hard drives in my rig and a spare one sitting out of my pc. This drive is very quiet etc and i am thinking of keeping it rather than selling it for 1/4th of its original price... I need to find a use for it though. Its only 18GB. Should i use it as another storage drive? OR should i use it to keep my Swap File in it? What i always wanted is my rig to be as more responsive as possible. i have got a 2.8Intel CPU @ 3.9Ghz for 24/7 use and 1GB of Bh 5 ram @ 2 2 2 5 timings. So give me some ideas on what should i use it 4 and if it would be wise to waste?-use the drive for just swap file. Will my controller be able to handle all 3 scsi drives? thank you in advance
  2. Hi guys...i am an overclockers myself...so sorry i aint foccused and i have really little knowledge for pagefiles...hard drives etc. I honestly dont fully understand some of your post sorry for that. so far i can understand that i have to try a few things to check for myself what makes my rig feel more reposponsive. Let me get into more detail: most of the time i am web surfing running PTC to download my torrents.They do use loads of ram from what i remember. At this moment i am only downloading one file so theres little hdd activity i guess and ram usage. ctrl+alt+del->performance then i get the following data: Physical mem 1037276 Available 721... system cache 777... commit charge total 252... limit 252.... peak359... kernel memory total 68... paged 36... non paged 31... PF usage 246mb 432 threads 33processes My page file is set on my boot drive after reinstalling windows XP PRO SP1 and is 1536-3072 Seems a bit big to me...isnt it? Should i remove my page file from this drive or set it to 1536-3072 or something else? arround 7GB used and 27.3 free on this Atlas 15K then my other scsi drive the Atlas 10K III has no page file and 26.3GB used and 7.87free Should i move the page file into this drive or not and how big should it be? My last drive is the SATA DIamondmax which is always used for downloads and has 145gb used and 44GB free also has no paging file Now you got more detail on my rig.I rarely play games nowadays...its surfing the net and dowloading with my Uni ethernet (yep its v fast) however in the future its gonna be buy buy to these downloads as i got a 56K home so more its gonna be gaming... Anyways Sorry if were turning cyrcles and cyrcles but i am a HDD newbie. Could you tell me how and what exactly to do then in a bit more detail if you want me to try to?
  3. Thanks for the tips mate. Someone is now interested on my drive so i may just sell it. If i disable page file and leave my configuration as it is will i notive a performance boost or something or everything is going to be the same as it was? Would it be wise to move my pagefile in the Atlas 10K III which is about 3/4 full with mp3s? or should i leave the pagefile in the Atlas 15K?OR should i disable it as you already mentioned and have no pagefile at all?
  4. I am Using WINXP PRO SP1 mate
  5. Yeah no worries mate I am using phase change (Nventiv Mach 2 for my cpu) and watercooling on this board as well (for my GPU and NB) so if you need any help just ask
  6. Ok heres some benchies taken with hdtach 2.61 and the latest version of it... DO they look ok or do you reckon my drives are not as fast as they should be...i know its only hdtach benchies but...i just wanna ask first before going into much detail... My Atlas 15K RPM on my Adaptec 29160N controller My Cheetah 15K.3 which is slower than the Atlas 15K overall however hdtach has a slightly different opinion...Could be due to the fact that the benchies were taken with different version of hdtach? My Atlas 10K III And my 200gb Sata Diamondmax 9 on my P4C800-E ICH 5 My system specs are: PROMETEIA MACH 2 + ASETEK WATERCHILL cooling ASUS P4C800-E DELUXE VDIMM MOD@ 3.35V INTEL P4 2.8C SL6Z5@ 298FSB 4176MHZ 1GB OCZ 3500 LE PLATINUM BH 5 Atlas 15K boot ID 0 on my Adaptec 29160N Maxtor atlas 10K III Diamondmax 9 SATA on my boards ICH5
  7. Hi mate.First of all yeah i am running WIN XP SP1 witht he latest adaptec drivers for my 29160N which also has been flashed ages ago with the latest bios as yours. I had some issues with XP before the SP1 came out.write cache disabled i think all the time.After the SP1 i had no more issues... I think yeah my old abit KR7A R had issues with my scsi.KT266A chipset... I moved back to intel then though so no more probs .I doubt any Nforce mobos may have issues now though with scsi. If youre into overclocking etc let me know or mail me mate if you need any help that i can provide.My P4C800E is a sweet board.Easy to setup with hdds and boot settings etc compared to my old IC7-G Abit. Mail me if you need help especially overclocking brwmogazos at hotmail dot com
  8. Interesting.Mate my thoughts really are the same as yours. Dunno what i am finally gonna end up doing. I have found cheap however an atlas 10K III so i may just get that since its a bargain just to raid it with my other Atlas 10K III for storage . I really need to think about my moves now
  9. I am thinking of going SCSI RAID for my boot hard drive setup if i am gonna see any differece in speed of course. Currently i have a 15K RPM Maxtor Atlas for my boot drive U320 A 36GB Maxtor U160 Atlas 10K III for MP3Z and a 200gb DiamondMax 9 SATA for downloads. I also got a 15K.3 Cheetah not installed in my rig since its only 18GB my last boot HDD... Eveything is connected to an Adaptec 29160N scsi controller.Single channel U160. Would it be worth getting a Scsi Raid Card in order to setup a Scsi Raid 0 setup with 2x 15K PRM Atlas HDDs for my boot drives?Will i see any noticeable difference if i do so?I am using my rig for gaming-surfing the web(). What controlled would i need?Dont wanna spend $$$.Gonna get second hand from e bay... Thanks in advance. PS:Can i have a Raid 0 setup with my controller?Think its only in non boot drives that can be done and its gonna be a software raid since i am running WinXP PRO?
  10. thanks for the info mate.Will have a look at it
  11. My system specs are: PROMETEIA MACH 2 + ASETEK WATERCHILL cooling ASUS P4C800-E DELUXE VDIMM MOD@ 3.35V INTEL P4 2.8C SL6Z5@ 298FSB 4176MHZ 1GB OCZ 3500 LE PLATINUM BH 5 Atlas 15K boot ID 0 on my Adaptec 29160N Maxtor atlas 10K III Diamondmax 9 SATA on my boards ICH5 Its an a rig i use for gaming watching movies etc. Yeah i am into xtreme overclocking I want my rig to be as responsive as possible...
  12. Forgot to add. I want my rig to be as responsive as possible.
  13. Just got my new Atlas 15K to replace my cheetah 15K.3 and obviously this drive comes with loads of jumpers. From a quick look i had theres only one i am interested in. Term power. Should i enable it? My setup is as follows. adaptec 29160N-------Maxtor Atlas 10K III ID=4------------Maxtor Atlas 15K ID=0(with active terminator) so my final drive is the Atlas 15K any other settings-jumpers i should be aware of? Thanks in advance.
  14. brwmogazos

    Should I Enable Term Power On My 15k Atlas?

    Yeah thats the one... Thanks mate. So should i enable it then guys since my config is...ADAPTER----Atlas 10KIII----Atlas 15K(terminator) ?
  15. brwmogazos

    Should I Enable Term Power On My 15k Atlas?

    The term power setting from what i understood has to do with the power between all deviced in the scsi channel.Like equaling the power something like that.Its not the termination.
  16. brwmogazos

    Memory For P4c

    2 - 3 - 2 mate i already stated which option (ras to cas) cant get lower than 3... 2 3 2 5 or 2 2 3 5 is the same when "reading" since some boards have the ras to cas setting third on their bioses...
  17. Keep an eye for these new Intel P4 2.8C MO stepping cpus.My SL6Z5 did 298FSB=4176MHZ in my Prommie mach 2 and the prommie was running @ normal...Prolly gonna max it to see how higher i can go. 2.4C SL6Z3 and 2.8C SL6Z5 are already out and they are P4C EE chips that their L3 cache failed Even on air these cpus clock high... Keep an eye for them since running them high will be easy
  18. brwmogazos

    These New P4c Mo Are Good.my 2.8c @ 4176mhz

    I am having problems running 5/4 my ram though so 3/2 was used.
  19. brwmogazos

    These New P4c Mo Are Good.my 2.8c @ 4176mhz

    Prometeia Mach 2 mate for the cpu.Thats phase change cooling R134A Asetek Waterchill for my NB and Radeon 9800Pro
  20. Some guys are pushing 3.6V through BH 5 sticks mate... When overclocking then you know your warranty is voided... Drive it like you stole it they say...
  21. Now these are some really really impressive sticks to get guys.... Got mine a few days ago...and they are really impressive BH 5 based sticks running @ 255fsb My board is volt modded so i am pushing 3.35V through them. Now BH 5 sticks @ 2 2 2 5, all settings set to aggressice is really really nice for 255FSB !
  22. brwmogazos

    Memory For P4c

    The canterwoods etc seem to perform better with low latency memory mate. Ras to Cas is MORE IMPORTANT than CAS in the I875 and 865chipsets 1:1 WILL NOT BE AS FAST AS 5/4 and low timings such as cl 2 2 2 5 with BH 5 based ram CH 5 will be able to run at low timings however ras to cas will still be @ 3 so cl 2 2 3 5(6) is what youre gonna get out of them BH 5 based ram is found in the OCZ LE pc 3500 modules(only the Limited edition LE) as well as the Mushkin PC 3500 LEVEL 2 hi performance black and finally the Kingston Hyper X PC 3200K2 NOT THE PC 3200AK2 since the (A) means CH 5 based modules. Winbond stopped production of the BH 5 sticks ages ago due to the cheaper CH 5 so they are really limited on the market.
  23. Well to be honest my Cheetah ia 18GB...i wanted something bigger and faster for a boot drive. Since in the SR review the Atlas 15K is faster i said i'd give it a go so i ordered the 15K atlas 36GB... Gonna sell the Cheetah i guess... I had an Atlas 10K III as a boot drive few years ago and now i am using it for storage etc.It is noisy though. I found the Atlas £205 when the cheetah costs £280 new...that is £75 down so i thought its faster and cheaper...go for it... Dunno... Is the Atlas a nice and decend drive to upgrade the Cheetah?Is it better than the Cheetah? Have i done the right choise ordering the Atlas instead of the Cheetah? Thanks in advance. Prof Wizard : Long time no see matey...add me to your msn...havent seen you for ages: brwmogazos@hotmail.com
  24. I got a boot drive 15K.3 Cheetah 18gb and i do feel my pc a bit lagging cos i most of the time use more than 12gb of it so i just ordered an ATLAS 15K for £205 36GB which is dirty cheap i reckon... How do those ATLAS 15K perform...from the review in SR i can see they are faster...any probs with them?Are they too noisy compared to the 15K.3?