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by Spoon Boy
Fri May 01, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone Mammoth MM01.
Replies: 7
Views: 6232

Re: Silverstone Mammoth MM01.

Yea i thought the same thing until i read they used the CPU cooler in passive mode and only used the two intake fans, in the wrap up they say the following... If you install a 120mm exhaust fan as well as a fan on the CPU cooler, temperatures would be reduced further and chances are the case's low f...
by Spoon Boy
Fri May 01, 2015 8:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone Mammoth MM01.
Replies: 7
Views: 6232

Silverstone Mammoth MM01.

Even though SilverStone are targeting this case at harsh environments does anyone think it could be re-purposed as a silent case? http://silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=525 It seems with baffled intakes and exhausts along with HEPA filters it could possibly do a good job of keeping sound inside t...
by Spoon Boy
Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Graphics Card Coil Whine; An Investigation.
Replies: 20
Views: 16621

Graphics Card Coil Whine; An Investigation.

Not had a chance to read through it yet, but when i read the heading i instantly thought of SPCR.
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/ha ... ation.html
by Spoon Boy
Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: More RAM or better I/O
Replies: 7
Views: 3111

Re: More RAM or better I/O

Another quick way although it wont tell you what drive, is to use task manager.
Processes tab > View > Select Columns > I/O reads I/O writes, etc.
by Spoon Boy
Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Windows 8.1 Discussion
Replies: 47
Views: 17468

Re: Windows 8.1 Discussion

rpsgc wrote:Whatever you say buddy. It's all Microsoft's fault. All of it.
I'm glad we agree :lol:
by Spoon Boy
Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:26 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Windows 8.1 Discussion
Replies: 47
Views: 17468

Re: Windows 8.1 Discussion

Calling developers lazy/incompetent is a little rich seeing as how Microsoft were still making major changes to 8.1 less than two weeks before GA. Do you expect developers to be able to totally re-write their code in less than a couple of weeks ? And its not just Nvidia having problems Windows 8.1 h...
by Spoon Boy
Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Windows 8.1 Discussion
Replies: 47
Views: 17468

Re: Windows 8.1 Discussion

Most of the time it is third party software or drivers that cause the problems, unless Microsoft botch an update. But doesn't that raise the question of why developers and hardware manufactures are having these problems with Windows 8/8.1 ? If Microsoft don't give them a chance to develop software o...
by Spoon Boy
Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Windows 8.1 Discussion
Replies: 47
Views: 17468

Re: Windows 8.1 Discussion

AFAIK the different thing DX11.2 brings is it lets DX address system ram for storing texture and such, just like everything in 8/8.1 its aimed at the mobile computing market. Windows 8/8.1 is imho a tablet and phone OS first and foremost, sure it can be used on a desktop PC but so could Windows CE a...
by Spoon Boy
Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:03 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Helium Filled Hard Drives look nice
Replies: 12
Views: 6042

Re: Helium Filled Hard Drives look nice

It seems they are confident of it being hermetically sealed http://www.hgst.com/hard-drives/enterprise-hard-drives/enterprise-sas-drives/ultrastar-he6 It seems it is aim at data centers, but one thing i took away from reading about it is that as its hermetically sealed it can be submerged in non con...
by Spoon Boy
Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Windows 8.1 Discussion
Replies: 47
Views: 17468

Re: Windows 8.1 Discussion

I'm holding off on the Mavericks update until Pro Tools is certified. I don't blame you as there are already lots of problems with Mavericks and one being with WD external drives. http://community.wd.com/t5/News-Announcements/External-Drives-for-Mac-Experiencing-Data-Loss-with-Maverick-OS/td-p/6137...
by Spoon Boy
Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:26 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Is carbon based TIM better than Ceramic based?
Replies: 33
Views: 13933

Re: Is carbon based TIM better than Ceramic based?

When it comes to applying AS5 it depends on the CPU you are using on how best to apply it. http://www.arcticsilver.com/intel_application_method.html# I have seen temps vary by 6-7c from a poor to good application i guess its why some people find other TIM's to be better, AS5 can be a real PIA to get...
by Spoon Boy
Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:25 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Is carbon based TIM better than Ceramic based?
Replies: 33
Views: 13933

Re: Is carbon based TIM better than Ceramic based?

How well or how badly TIM is applied probably has more influence than the actual TIM, AS5 tends to be very viscous so can be difficult to get a good application imho.
by Spoon Boy
Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:33 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Is carbon based TIM better than Ceramic based?
Replies: 33
Views: 13933

Re: Is carbon based TIM better than Ceramic based?

(for e.g., Prolimatech PK1) to 63 deg. C. (ThermalRight The Chill Factor) Prolimatech PK1 = 34c above ambient ThermalRight The Chill Factor = 37c above ambient As Cistron said you have to look at the rise from ambient (room temprature), i had trouble finding anything more than 10c
by Spoon Boy
Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:18 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Is carbon based TIM better than Ceramic based?
Replies: 33
Views: 13933

Re: Is carbon based TIM better than Ceramic based?

:lol: They tested things like Chocolate, pink lipstick, toothpaste, and butter. Surprisingly some really odd things done alright, i mean who would have thought that cream cheese would be only 37c rise from ambient :shock:

EDIT: Damn emotes i miss you..
by Spoon Boy
Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:48 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Windows 8.1 Discussion
Replies: 47
Views: 17468

Re: Windows 8.1 Discussion

Sorry to hear verifier didn't give you more info on what caused the BSOD, another option would be to look at the mini dump files with something like WhoCrashed or another debugger.
by Spoon Boy
Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:20 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Windows 8.1 Discussion
Replies: 47
Views: 17468

Re: Windows 8.1 Discussion

It seems Microsoft push for a faster release cycle have caused loads of problems for people :roll: they shouldn't have made so many changes to the OS after release candidate, instead poor old Jo public has become their beta testers. More OT have you tried to isolate what driver is causing the proble...
by Spoon Boy
Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:03 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Want to help Corsair build the [quietest] case ever?
Replies: 44
Views: 19021

Re: Want to help Corsair build the best silent case ever?

TBH i think the Obsidian 550D pretty much gets things right, but if i could redesign some parts of it the first thing would be the 3.5" drive cages. As i have said before i would move the intake fans inside the case blowing directly across the CPU, and another blowing across the GPU. The problem com...
by Spoon Boy
Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My Seagate HDD is just to loud
Replies: 10
Views: 8448

Re: My Seagate HDD is just to loud

What is the case you are using ? mounting them directly to case is probably the worst thing you can do as the case is acting like a speaker, anti vibration grommets can only do so much.
by Spoon Boy
Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Want to help Corsair build the [quietest] case ever?
Replies: 44
Views: 19021

Re: Want to help Corsair build the best silent case ever?

One thing that instantly puts me off is the idea of a top mount for a 2x120mm radiator. Most cases are either on a desk or on the floor, so the top fan openings are best placed to let sound out in the user's direction. Plus they're dust magnets if the machine is off or you're using them as an intak...
by Spoon Boy
Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:17 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Want to help Corsair build the [quietest] case ever?
Replies: 44
Views: 19021

Re: Want to help Corsair build the best silent case ever?

Yea i would echo what quest_for_silence said about the 5.25 drive bays, 4 would be ideal as then you can install 1x5.25 CD drive and have a KamaBay type arrangement. The only changes i would make to the KamaBay would be to have the filter at the front of the case and the fan at the back of the 5.25 ...
by Spoon Boy
Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:20 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Asus GPU Tweak
Replies: 5
Views: 5431

Re: Asus GPU Tweak

Sorry call me confused :) If i understand correctly, are you saying GPUTweak's 0%-100% actually maps the minimum to the maximum allowed by the VBIOS ? So 0% in GPUTweak actually means 30% or what ever the minimum fan speed is set to in the VBIOS. On a side note, apparently EVGA PrecisionX (NVidia) o...
by Spoon Boy
Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: office 2003 or 2013 w/ribbon
Replies: 8
Views: 4128

Re: office 2003 or 2013 w/ribbon

Office 2003 works fine under Windows 7, with or without service packs.
by Spoon Boy
Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 7 or 8 or 8.1
Replies: 46
Views: 24914

Re: Windows 7 or 8 or 8.1

Really? That's a con? Why would I (or most people) care what trickery Microsoft used to make windows boot up faster? Well it really depends whats more important to you 6Gb HDD/SSD drive space, or saving 10 odd seconds when you switch on your PC. I think you are mixing Microsoft's Mandated use of Se...
by Spoon Boy
Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 7 or 8 or 8.1
Replies: 46
Views: 24914

Re: Windows 7 or 8 or 8.1

win 8 or 8.1 supports usb 3.0 - does win 7? Windows 8 supports USB 3 natively (Msoft drivers come with the OS), Windows 7 would need drivers installed before the device would operate above USB 2 speeds what about 4k display and resizing fonts Win 7 and 8 offer no native support for 4k afaik, rumor ...
by Spoon Boy
Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 7 or 8 or 8.1
Replies: 46
Views: 24914

Re: Windows 7 or 8 or 8.1

1) Fast boot-up. This is especially true if you are a power user with multiple peripherals. In Windows 7, all drivers appear to initialize on startup in a sequential order. In windows 8, it's managed smarter and your computer will bootup faster 2) Copy / Paste files. Windows 8 has a more optimized ...
by Spoon Boy
Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 7 or 8 or 8.1
Replies: 46
Views: 24914

Re: Windows 7 or 8 or 8.1

Actually your average user notices massive differences, as the default GUI in 8 is a full screen start menu. I'm guessing you haven't seen the videos on you tube of people having problems doing simple tasks like shutting down their PC, or launching a program. It is equally hated by power users for i...
by Spoon Boy
Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 7 or 8 or 8.1
Replies: 46
Views: 24914

Re: Windows 7 or 8 or 8.1

Like i said... Classic Shell isn't actually a shell in the strictest sense of the word Probably best to follow the link and take a look for your self, as there are plenty of details on the features and pictures to give you a idea what the software does. AFAIK you cant get Aero Glass on Windows 8/8.1...
by Spoon Boy
Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 7 or 8 or 8.1
Replies: 46
Views: 24914

Re: Windows 7 or 8 or 8.1

Aero glass has been removed from 8, rumor has it Win 9 is bringing it back. Classic Shell isn't actual a shell in the strictest sense of the word, it gives you the option to boot straight to desktop, brings back the Start Menu (with a choice of skins, 7, XP, etc) brings back the status bar in explor...
by Spoon Boy
Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 7 or 8 or 8.1
Replies: 46
Views: 24914

Re: Windows 7 or 8 or 8.1

Minimum is 1GB, recommended is 4GB. Oddly i don't think Microsoft say what is recommended for Windows 7, they just give minimum specs broadly similar to 8 (min 1GB).