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by bredbored
Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:51 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HP MicroServer
Replies: 167
Views: 212907

Re: HP MicroServer

faugusztin wrote:Look at the fan connector... Kinda like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUUxt6GBV6A , but one by one.
Useful video link, thanks for that Faugusztin; should be a doddle now with that.
by bredbored
Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:21 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HP MicroServer
Replies: 167
Views: 212907

Re: HP MicroServer

This requires a very small screwdriver to unlock the conductor pins from the connector and swap them around to the desired slots. I have my replacement Scythe fan and jewellers screwdrivers, and I understand the changed pinout. I don't understand though how to use a screwdriver to unlock the pins -...
by bredbored
Sun Nov 06, 2005 1:54 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Please help if you have an Abit AN8 Ultra
Replies: 3
Views: 1517

Re: Please help if you have an Abit AN8 Ultra

I was wondering if someone with this board could measure the total rectangular area that's available where the northbridge sits so I could figure out which heat sink to use. In case you're still after this info - about 50mm x 60mm would be the largest you could squeeze in between the capacitors. Ki...
by bredbored
Sun Nov 06, 2005 1:37 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New Asus 6600GT Passive Video Card!
Replies: 43
Views: 17904

In and working today

OK, so it hasn't been asked to do anything interesting yet, but my new machine was plugged together today so it's first impressions time. For those still searching, I found my 6600GT silencer at www.overclock.co.uk - they use the wrong picture, but the item is correct. 150GBP or so for the 256MB ver...
by bredbored
Mon Oct 17, 2005 11:56 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Toshiba 2.5" Drive Motors - Prone to fail?
Replies: 3
Views: 1182

Re: Toshiba 2.5" Drive Motors - Prone to fail?

Usually I have my laptop slightly raised at something around a 10-15 degree angle for comfort purposes ... Pick the laptop on while on and you'll hear the noise clearly and it sort of alters as you move it about. That makes me wonder whether your laptop's case isn't sufficiently stiff, and that the...
by bredbored
Sat Sep 24, 2005 6:13 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Another rubbish review from T*ms
Replies: 16
Views: 7839

THG stands for...

andyb wrote:Terrible reviews from T*ms Hardware Guide
Can we just refer to it as "Tom's Half-arsed Guide" and be done with it?
by bredbored
Thu Sep 22, 2005 11:56 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Sticky for the UK
Replies: 107
Views: 212827

S12-430 as Scan

S12-430's are now at £40 inc vat at Scan;

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductI ... tID=256335

Bargain!
by bredbored
Wed Sep 21, 2005 7:22 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Amazing power characteristics for ATI RV530
Replies: 7
Views: 2476

eh?

Also Nvidia state that the power consumption of their 7800GTX is 110W I think they actually state that the consumption *could* be as much as 110W in some unspecified circumstance. The xbitlabs chart is a measure of *actual* power consumtion running a *specific* benchmark; it is not necessarily equi...
by bredbored
Tue Sep 20, 2005 4:37 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive cards compared...
Replies: 6
Views: 3059

Re: Passive cards compared...

toaom wrote:<snip>
- ASUS EN6800GT Silencer 1xDVI 1xVGA (PCIe) VO
- GigaByte 6800GT Passive VIVO 1x DVI 1xVGA (PCIe)
<snip>
AFAIK, these are available as either 6600 or 6600GT cards, not 6800GTs. Unless you've spotted something I haven't?

Kingsley
by bredbored
Wed Sep 14, 2005 4:41 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New Asus 6600GT Passive Video Card!
Replies: 43
Views: 17904

I mailed Asus UK last week for an idea of when these were going to be available. I'm not too impressed by others' feedback on the Gigabyte GT, and am hoping Asus' manufacturing will be more solid. No feedback yet (which means, I suspect, that I'll get none).
by bredbored
Fri Aug 05, 2005 7:15 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 6600GT, 6800GT: noise levels and performance
Replies: 11
Views: 3777

UK stockists

It's supposed to be next day delivery, so we'll see if that holds true, and hopefully everything will arrive safely. I'll write back on how it goes. The usual complaint is with their treatment of faulty items, not in delivering gear in the first place. So, unless you're unlucky enough to get some d...
by bredbored
Thu Aug 04, 2005 4:05 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 6600GT, 6800GT: noise levels and performance
Replies: 11
Views: 3777

Re: 6600GT, 6800GT: noise levels and performance

All prices from overclockers.co.uk, without VAT, mind. Reasonable kit. Have a look around before giving overclockers your money. I agree it's great to buy the core items from a single supplier. I have bought from them before, but I wouldn't do so now - they have acquired a dismal reputation for cus...
by bredbored
Mon Jul 25, 2005 6:23 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive 7-series Nvidia GPUs?
Replies: 2
Views: 1423

7800GTX is not the whole line

The 7800GT is reputedly due 11th August

http://www.trustedreviews.com/article.aspx?art=1662

Kingsley
by bredbored
Tue Jan 25, 2005 5:05 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling solutions
Replies: 2
Views: 1582

Thx

OK, thanks for that. I didn't really consider the HDDs properly, agreed they'll need an airflow too.
Kingsley
by bredbored
Mon Jan 24, 2005 5:36 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling solutions
Replies: 2
Views: 1582

Watercooling solutions

Lo all I'm considering my first watercooled system, I feel the technology is mature enough now to be reliable and effective in providing a near-silent cooling solution to even moderately powerful machines. The new machine, if I built it tomorrow, would be based around an AMD64 s939 Winchester core, ...