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by yeha
Thu Jul 13, 2006 11:24 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus or MSI Geforce 6150 Based Motherboard?
Replies: 18
Views: 5754

having just bought and installed a jetway 754gt3-ptd , i can say that i'm extremely impressed. tv-out, dvi-out, 430 southbridge, excellent voltage controls (can undervolt semprons that don't support it, i.e. multipliers of <= 8), excellent bios in general.. i really have nothing bad to say about it....
by yeha
Mon Jun 06, 2005 7:57 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Problem with new PSU (Seasonic S12 330w)
Replies: 4
Views: 1629

those external devices won't be drawing as much power as the hard drives spinning up, but unplugging them might give enough headroom to get the computer up and running. a higher-wattage psu may fix the problem if that's what it ends up being, the best way to find out would be to monitor your voltage...
by yeha
Mon Jun 06, 2005 7:04 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Problem with new PSU (Seasonic S12 330w)
Replies: 4
Views: 1629

all i can think of is that adding the third hard drive caused too large a draw when spinning up. try disconnecting one drive and see if you still have power-up issues.

if that's the case, you may want to look at an external enclosure that you can keep unplugged when not needed.
by yeha
Wed May 25, 2005 7:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Audiophilia: hobby or disease? (CONTINUED)
Replies: 226
Views: 112990

don't forget, pccooler isn't a manufacturer either, the zalman-"inspired" parts they sell come from primecooler.
by yeha
Sat May 21, 2005 9:10 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Yate Loon PCI Slot Fan?
Replies: 2
Views: 1330

it does look remarkably similar to the "pc-a1"

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by yeha
Sat May 21, 2005 8:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Audiophilia: hobby or disease? (CONTINUED)
Replies: 226
Views: 112990

So I'm guessing you're not really a videophile, and perhaps you might even prefer worse equipment if it makes the artifacts harder to see? Are the artifacts of brightness or of color, if of color, does turning the colourness of the image down help? vhs just looks uniformly bad compared to dvd, and ...
by yeha
Sat May 21, 2005 8:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Audiophilia: hobby or disease? (CONTINUED)
Replies: 226
Views: 112990

I agree that the (one) trick is indeed to be able to test electronically, in an objective reproducible way, the results that we hear with our ears. Thus far, this has not been the case and I agree with yeha that good test ought to be our goal. Where we differ is in two places. First, in that I beli...
by yeha
Fri May 20, 2005 11:46 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: RAM suggestions for underclocking and overclocking?
Replies: 14
Views: 5623

well along those lines, we should be looking for ram that gets you the most mhz per unit voltage as it'll maximize our performance per watt :) to be honest i've never even seen a post here where someone got a single-memory-stick system, wrote down some watt-meter measurements, added a second stick o...
by yeha
Fri May 20, 2005 11:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Audiophilia: hobby or disease? (CONTINUED)
Replies: 226
Views: 112990

Truly terrible compression schemes would be correctly identified by all and very good compression (say true lossless) would be correctly identified by none--telling us much about the quality of the compression, though little about the listeners. what else, if anything, would be changed about the te...
by yeha
Fri May 20, 2005 7:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Audiophilia: hobby or disease? (CONTINUED)
Replies: 226
Views: 112990

Then you must be watching the equipment and not the show, that seems even worse than audiophilia - like getting an expensive stereo for listening to audiobooks. They can't please everyone. Some people would be really pissed if they pulled some of the periphery channels to give more bandwith to the ...
by yeha
Fri May 20, 2005 7:26 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: serious undervolting
Replies: 5
Views: 3782

i guess the links died, but the screenshots were a 3000+ venice running at 2.7 ghz and 1.1 volts with prime testing away in the background. not too shabby.
by yeha
Thu May 19, 2005 11:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Audiophilia: hobby or disease? (CONTINUED)
Replies: 226
Views: 112990

DV is a lossy codec that strives (and almost succeeds) to achieve transparency. Many broadcast signals are also compressed, although these typically use bitrates beyond the threshold of transparency. done right, dv does what was asked of it - a cbr, simple-to-implement-in-hardware good-enough-for-m...
by yeha
Thu May 19, 2005 7:36 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: serious undervolting
Replies: 5
Views: 3782

yikes i did put underclocking! how silly.
by yeha
Thu May 19, 2005 5:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Audiophilia: hobby or disease? (CONTINUED)
Replies: 226
Views: 112990

yes rgb is a waste - if you're going to spend 24 bits on a pixel, you can get much more perceived accuracy or equal rgb's perceived accuracy with fewer bits. digital audio is similar - those 16 bits would have been better spent on logarithmically quantized amplitudes instead of linearly. now this ca...
by yeha
Thu May 19, 2005 2:25 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: serious undervolting
Replies: 5
Views: 3782

serious undervolting

what's the most extreme example you've been able to find? i just found this gem today:

http://www.coolaler.com/ipb/index.php?showtopic=52406

yikes! that's consuming less power than stock speeds!
by yeha
Wed May 18, 2005 8:55 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Quiet Gaming PC - What's New ??
Replies: 11
Views: 5719

yup - the s12 380w can be found almost $20 cheaper! newegg just doesn't give me that same good feeling that it once did - prices have steadily risen to middle-of-the-pack, and the last 2 times i've ordered from them the goods came in multiple shipments/days (different origins) anyway. if i was makin...
by yeha
Wed May 18, 2005 5:50 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: My Phantom is going to die in 3 weeks.
Replies: 24
Views: 7654

it'll collapse into a singularity :(
by yeha
Wed May 18, 2005 4:46 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: My Phantom is going to die in 3 weeks.
Replies: 24
Views: 7654

just a friendly jab at how pessimistic you are regarding the psu :)

i betcha it's still working a month from now.
by yeha
Wed May 18, 2005 9:24 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Suspend entire cage, or just the drive?
Replies: 7
Views: 2120

i just suspended a 3-drive cage (generic case) containing just an sp1614n with bungee cords under the 5.25" bays. there are no vibration issues caused by the cage and temps are 4 degrees better than suspending just the drive alone. the cage acts like a pretty lacklustre heatsink, but it's better tha...
by yeha
Wed May 18, 2005 2:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Audiophilia: hobby or disease? (CONTINUED)
Replies: 226
Views: 112990

alright.. Anyone who wants to answer this post, please answer this point clearly: if my preference for SACD was a figment of my imagination, why did certain SACDs sound so clearly bad to ordinary --such as Norah Jones' Fly Away--or whatever it was called?) eh? the tests you just listed are completel...
by yeha
Wed May 18, 2005 2:04 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Audiophilia: hobby or disease? (CONTINUED)
Replies: 226
Views: 112990

you did reply to most everything i said (definitely not everything), unfortunately your responses folded into this little word "nuance" which you are unable to define, and unless language is defined it's meaningless (i.e. your replies may as well not have existed at all). well here's your chance - e...
by yeha
Tue May 17, 2005 11:38 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My complete silent rig (more pix coming)
Replies: 12
Views: 5594

nice! i don't frequent that particular part of the forum - i'm not normally a fan of anything that isn't utilitarian, but that's a very nice-looking computer!
by yeha
Tue May 17, 2005 11:15 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: RAM suggestions for underclocking and overclocking?
Replies: 14
Views: 5623

lower bounds is a tough one, very few overclockers will ever test for that. tccd would be your best bet - it can often span 200 to 290 or so mhz at cas 2.5 with extremely low voltage, 2.6 volts is common. very few other chips can compare, most require excessive voltage to reach even 250 mhz (bh5, ch...
by yeha
Tue May 17, 2005 11:03 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: next gen nVidia to pull 200+ W
Replies: 65
Views: 17939

the best part of all this is that the limited space card manufacturers actually have to exhaust all this heat, especially for sli configurations, puts an upper limit on the realistic amount of power they can ever draw. you just can't have two cards in sli positions putting out 120+ watts of heat eac...
by yeha
Tue May 17, 2005 10:51 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My complete silent rig (more pix coming)
Replies: 12
Views: 5594

i remember you asked about quiet fans on ocforums of all places :) i'm glad you've found a system that'll keep your parents happy. looks to be a very good system too. unfortunately looking up australian retailers got me a bit homesick - it's been 3 years since i headed to the usa, haven't been back ...
by yeha
Tue May 17, 2005 10:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Audiophilia: hobby or disease? (CONTINUED)
Replies: 226
Views: 112990

not all ripping methods are created equal, it's good that you've heard of eac :) this thread and included links would be a good introduction to why eac (or plextools, should it support your drive) is a better choice, and why just limiting drive reading speed can potentially make no difference at all...
by yeha
Tue May 17, 2005 9:38 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My complete silent rig (more pix coming)
Replies: 12
Views: 5594

congrats on making peace with a silencing project! :)

though you could always suspend and enclose that hard drive..... (and the cycle continues)
by yeha
Tue May 17, 2005 5:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Audiophilia: hobby or disease? (CONTINUED)
Replies: 226
Views: 112990

post edited: no point furthering this debate, whether with actual points or insults. there is no evidence available that will satisfy both sides, without that nothing further needs to be said.
by yeha
Tue May 17, 2005 12:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Audiophilia: hobby or disease? (CONTINUED)
Replies: 226
Views: 112990

sigh. i'm a better listener than probably 99% of the population, yourself included - years of testing audio compression, many many years of piano/saxophone/clarinet training, even longer transposing songs from recordings into sheet music and experience hearing many things that bystanders miss. if yo...
by yeha
Tue May 17, 2005 9:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Audiophilia: hobby or disease? (CONTINUED)
Replies: 226
Views: 112990

my mistake, i misread your post.

still, the engineering that'd go into both designing and processing spatial location with a dual-mic setup to equal our ears is beyond us, imho, especially when you consider multiple noise sources.