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Scythe SCMNJ-1000 80mm Sleeve
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4 out of 5 eggs Sufficient for passive cooling with lower-end CPUs 10/26/2008

This review is from: Scythe SCMNJ-1000 80mm Sleeve "NINJA MINI" CPU Cooler

Pros: Passively cooling an Athlon X2 BE-2400 (with 120mm case fan about an inch away)-- idle temps: 34-36°C. Under load (1080p playback): 41-45°C. Comes with thermal paste, though I used Arctic Silver. Easily fits an ASUS M3A78-EM motherboard without even blocking one of the RAM slots.

Cons: Documentation doesn't mention that the brackets on the side of the AM2 mount are adjustable; can be confusing.

Other Thoughts: With the AM2 brackets adjusted to the middle notch, the heatsink mounts just fine. Heatsink as I have it mounted looks a little crooked for some reason, but as it is cooling well, I haven't touched it.

ASUS M3A78-EM AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
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5 out of 5 eggs Great for a HTPC 10/26/2008

This review is from: ASUS M3A78-EM AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Integrated graphics handles 1080p playback perfectly under Vista with WinDVD and Windows Media Player (CoreAVC codec and MatroskaSplitter installed) in conjunction with a AMD Athlon X2 BE-2400 and 2GBs RAM. The Q-Connector, allowing for easier installation of power/HD LED case cables, is a nice addition. Comes with 2 SATA cables.

Cons: The one HD IDE port is mounted in the lower right corner with the pins pointing parallel instead of perpendicular to the board, which can make connecting a cable a bit difficult in a micro-ATX case or similar. Minor irritation, take it into account when assembling.

Other Thoughts: Fits the Scythe Mini Ninja cooler without a problem.

I only installed what was absolutely necessary from the installation disc to avoid loading sys tray up with junk, etc. Haven't had any driver or software problems.

NOTE: Older models of Samsung DLPs have a firmware bug preventing the use of the DVI port with computers, causing the HDTV to identify as an analog monitor (translation: NO SIGNAL). Requires a board replacement on the TV.

AMD Athlon X2 BE-2400 Brisbane Dual-Core 2.3 GHz Socket AM2 ADH2400IAA5DO Processor
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Successfully cooled "passively" with a Scythe Ninja Mini and a 120mm case fan about an inch away. Handles 1080p playback perfectly (in conjunction with a mobo with integrated Radeon HD 3200 and 2GBs RAM) with Corel WinDVD and Windows Media Player under Vista (with CoreAVC codec and MatroskaSplitter installed). Inexpensive!

Cons: None


Andrew M.'s Profile

Display Name: Andrew M.

Date Joined: 11/18/06

  • Reviews: 6
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  • First Review: 10/01/08
  • Last Review: 10/26/08
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