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it finally is, the ultimate AMD K7 "Athlon"
OC-adapter mountable on the so called 40 poled
"Goldfinger" connector on top of the Processor.
It is even offered in various
versions, such as angled or upright with front or rear
access respectively, and with optional L2 Cache
Multiplier setting! No, you didn't misread "Level 2
Cache Multiplier" setting.
these attributes insure maximal flexibility, stability
and assist you in maximising the performance of your CPU.
can see on the picture here to the right it is not much
larger than the space the DIP-switches themselves
require, and thereby it might just be one of the smallest
OC-Cards for AMD's ATHLON K7 in the world,nevertheless it
has more functionality and better properties than any of
the others we know of at present (19th of Jan. 2000).
It is offered in either angled or upright (as shown here) basic versions, providing either top, front or rear adjustment access, in order to comply with your specific needs, depending on PC-Case (possible PSU just above CPU) or whether you have forced-Air, liquid, or compressor-based Cooling system on your Athlon processor.
The presented upright version is suitable for use
on a CoolWhip Liquid system.
an option to control the L2-Cache Multiplier is offered
(as far as we know the only other unit that offered this,
was an early fully soldered wire version offered by
Trinity). Our solution only requires you to solder 4
small pre-cut and pre-soldered wires on to the processor
board, it is fairly simple, and a fully reversible
process (if you ever want to take it off again). The
Wires are connected to the JumpStarter with a tiny plug
that fits in a small counterpart there, thus you can
always exchange CPU's using the same OC-Card without
doing any more de/soldering work.
For test purposes we can offer extra wiresets (in the future called "JS-L2-wireset"), so you can leave them on the CPU, and just mount the new JS-L2-wireset on the next CPU.
Here you see the 4 wires on the L2C version hooked up to the L2-cache resistors (note: various setups proposed!).
why is it not controlled with Dial knobs?
knobs does not offer the attributes that we wanted.
Normal DIP switches only offer an ON/Off function in one
contact knob. By using a Dual Pole Tripple In-Line type
DIP switch we manage to reduce power consumption and
still get a perfect signalling to the CPU, as the
"pull-up" resistor is disconnected, before the
"pull down" is connected and visa versa. This
in particular reduces the load on the already
sufficiently overloaded V-Core supply. But all the
signals are treated in a similar manner, just as a matter
of good practice.
course the Power Supply connection is delivered with a HD
Power Supply extender cable, so you do not have to run
around finding a HD PSU split cable to hook it up.
Moreover the circuit is EMI decoupled with a toroid coil,
in order to reduce EMI emission coming from the CPU.
This will assist in reducing the probability of Operational disturbances at the higher speeds, and reduce interference issues not only to the other internal PC-equipment, like sound and videocards, but also surrounding equipment like radio and TV-sets (in worst case those of the neighbour!), which otherwise could arise.
There are currently 3 different basic models to chose from for various applications. Those are either upright straight with the processor PCB (note the OC-board is not offset to the processor PCB, due to the special connector used) adjustments operated from the front (for CoolWhip Liquid Cooling system) or adjustments operated from behind (for VapoChil compressor based Cooling system inside the CPU-Kit) finally the "angled" version adjusted from the top mainly for use with large forced Air Coolers like the CoolWhip Air or the newer CoolWhip Air Stack coming shortly now). We will of course show all of them, as soon as we have taken pictures of the individual set-ups in connection with the various coolers
order to offer a reasonable low-cost version all models
are offered without the L2-Cache option, which at time of
ordering can be selected, at an additional price
including the cable and plug required for mounting on the
Athlon, for those that prefer the full flexibility.
Depending on the various CPU's there are both 1/2, 2/5
and 1/3 selections available. Four bits are adjustable,
so other L2-cache settings might are also be available,
on some CPU versions it seems that R105 of the CPU has
effect on 2/5 selection, we are not sure of this, but the
choise is yours depending on whether you solder on to
L2-ID bit 3 (redundant at present) or "R105".
Well, that's all very good, but how much? If you have a tiny bit of patience left, you can check it out right here
|External Dual-temperature instrument.|
|A super universal temperature measuring-instrument (with Clock and Celsius to Fahrenheit conversion too), where you can connect 2 probes so you can switch between reading say the backside of your CPU, the cold side of the Coolplate, the hot side of the heatsink, the temperature on the 3D graphic Controller, the temperature inside the PC Case, or on the HD etc. etc.|
|It maintains a very decent accuracy of +/- 1 degree in the area between 0 and 50 degree Celsius, so that's quite OK, as this is the most common area for that sort of measurements anyway, and furthermore it handles temperatures as low as -20 degree Celsius, though the accuracy at these low temperatures goes down the drain, so you have to keep that in mind and compensate accordingly, if (or should we say when) you need to measure subzero temperatures. As a rule of thumb it offsets relatively approx. +1 degree for each -5 degrees below 0.|
offer it with one probe included, then you can buy as
many extra probes as you want, and then just connect to
them in turn or alternatively hook the probes to a
rotating switch, just like that! This is considerably
better than moving one probe around, as it often gets
destroyed in the process of pealing it off.
The instrument is driven from a single 1.5V penlight battery, which is of course also included, so just connect and get going.
For the first time it will be possible to exchange temperature measurements with adequate consistency, as long as you inform you have used this instrument. This way perhaps we can avoid the sometimes very strange readings that pop up from various sources in mails, and concentrate better on where to isolate a given OC'ing problem.
this is how the probe looks like,
believe this is just what you have been
|CPU Safe Operation Conditioner|
amazing little piece of H/W can assist you in obtaining
higher overclockability and stable operating conditions
for your system, thus eliminating troublesome HD crashes
It monitors the CPU temperature even from before the PC starts to work, and can postpone start-up of your system until the temperature of your CPU has reached within safe operating conditions for your desired CPU Speed.
If you believe this item could help you out,
then just go ahead and order it here On-Line
indicates by a RED/GREEN LED when safe
operating conditions have been obtained by your cooling
system, and can prevent the system from starting until an
additional temperature safe margin has been reached.
It constantly monitors the temperature, and will turn RED if temperature rise to critical level, and finally stop your system, before the CPU starts doing crazy things. A selection of jumpers allow you to define the temperature operating points of the conditioner to suit your particular set-up.
It hooks simply into your system by the standard HD power connector (without actually occupying any of the sparse outlets, as it provides a passthrough), and with the self adhesive backside, it can sit anywhere inside your PC.
The 5mm indicator LED can be placed in the front becel of your PC Case, or where ever you prefer it. Temperature probe is of course also included to adhese to your Cooler or CPU.
Standard operating range is from +15 degree Celsius down to -25 degree Celsius. Given sufficient demand, we can adopt a version for a different operating range, and there are 7 set points available within this range.
Several Conditioners can be inserted in series (cascaded) to monitor several critical temperatures, and not until all temperatures are within safe limits, will the system actually start, likewise if just one gets out of range, the system will halt immediately.
Many monitoring programs can actually take over the stopping and warning of system unsafe conditions in an allready running system, but NONE of them can handle the start-up problematics involved when the CPU cannot operate at all until a sufficient low temperature has been reached !!!
|Peltier passive regulator block|
passive regulator block allows you to fine-tune your
Peltier cooling performance in that it provides better
balance between your Heatsink characteristics (C/W value)
Peltier pumping effect (Delta T) and the Power
consumption of your particular CPU.
It is easily mounted on the inside wall of your PC Case and installed on the powercord for the Peltier elements (but make sure it does not also regulate the power for the Fans!)
It is shown here without the heatsink on which it is
mounted, in order that it itself does not get too hot.
to the different power consumption's of different
processors, a Peltier dimensioned to drive a maxed out
Celeron 0.25 micron at >600Mhz full load, will provide
much better Cooling if balanced properly between the
abilities of your Heatsink and the actual Power consumed
by your particular CPU.
There are now differences between PII, PIII and Celerons and between 0.25 and 0.18 micron technologies (the latter drawing much less power) This fact can be exploited to give you much more benefit of your Peltier Booster.
Delta T will drop, but as long as the Heatsink temp. drops more, you will gain lower CPU temperature. It has proven to reduce temperatures by up to 10-15 degree Celsius on the heatsink, and 8-10 degrees on the CPU.
Note: This product is only useful on over dimensioned Peltiers like +80W on Celeron/PIII.
are several other accessory products in the On Line Shop section, which
are not illustrated here.
So please be sure to check it out for yourself.