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by wanky
Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:41 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AMD ZeroCore observations
Replies: 19
Views: 12643

Re: AMD ZeroCore observations

another issue I had was the GPU voltage will reset to stock when waking from zerocore. annoying if running a custom overvolt/undervolt. I disabled zerocore a while ago because of that
by wanky
Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:50 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AMD ZeroCore observations
Replies: 19
Views: 12643

Re: AMD ZeroCore observations

My observations with zerocore are pretty much the same as OP. Im using gigabyte 7870, Win8, 13.6 drivers. -Did not work with HDMI so had to use DVI -Dropped 10w when operating -If active window has a blinking cursor then zerocore did not operate. (Can disable blinking cursor in keyboard settings to ...
by wanky
Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Finally a Super Quiet High-end Video Card?
Replies: 20
Views: 16806

Re: Finally a Super Quiet High-end Video Card?

Thanks. I might have to sell my card and get the Gigabyte then !! Why did you need to undervolt/underclock it? At idle it shouldn't really matter (Since the card goes down to 300Mhz/825mV and since the fans turn on when not in idle it should be OK? Also if you prefer not to play with voltages can y...
by wanky
Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:05 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Finally a Super Quiet High-end Video Card?
Replies: 20
Views: 16806

Re: Finally a Super Quiet High-end Video Card?

I have found it is just best to use afterburner and set up your own fan curve and get a card with chil controller so you can undervolt I am running a gigabyte 7870 OC with huge triple fan cooler on it, by default it has 40% idle fan which is ridiculous overkill and loud. with afterburner I turn the...
by wanky
Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:39 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Finally a Super Quiet High-end Video Card?
Replies: 20
Views: 16806

Re: Finally a Super Quiet High-end Video Card?

I have found it is just best to use afterburner and set up your own fan curve and get a card with chil controller so you can undervolt I am running a gigabyte 7870 OC with huge triple fan cooler on it, by default it has 40% idle fan which is ridiculous overkill and loud. with afterburner I turn the ...
by wanky
Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Underclocking ATI for dual-screen UVD
Replies: 22
Views: 5753

Re: Underclocking ATI for dual-screen UVD

I just found this on Anandtech Yeah - I was disappointed when I read that part of the review. I think the only "fix" for me would be to just add a 2nd lower power card, like the HD6450 @ $30 (or whatever the 7xxx version is), and use that to drive my 2nd monitor's 2D apps. I liked the part about th...
by wanky
Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:16 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Low power, quiet TV?
Replies: 6
Views: 1428

Re: Low power, quiet TV?

I use samsung 32C550 as monitor, backlight goes from 0 - 20 , power consumption from 40-110w. I use 2 backlight in my dim room which is only 45w. Also there is no standard for power management through HDMI you have to rely on TV having auto off setting on no signal after certain amount of time. With...
by wanky
Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 949320

Re: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!

Not considering the lack of cable management on that case and the shivers the picture sends down my spine (not in a good way, if I may add :shock:) for knowing what that strap has been in contact with, that is a rather ingenious solution, with one (rather large) caveat: there are only one and a hal...
by wanky
Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 949320

Re: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!

Nice work guys but doubt you can outdo this...
Behold the ultimate jock strap suspension mod
Silenced my buzzing samsung for good!! :mrgreen:
Image
by wanky
Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:46 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD 6400AAKS vs Samsung F3 1TB 7200rpm
Replies: 13
Views: 4728

Re: WD 6400AAKS vs Samsung F3 1TB 7200rpm

dam i just went from 6400AAKS to F3 Samsung 1GB. That humming is so bad I can't believe ppl like these drives. Even soft mounted bottom of my case its stil got this humming wave going on :x At least its not a high pitch noise but still it sure sucks, my 3yo AAKS is quieter on idle and seeks than thi...
by wanky
Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 344572

Im getting disturbing whine from my lcd with web pages with a lot of text or certain patterns like an excel table. Im on Samsung 2443bw. Doesn't seem to be brightness or any other setting related. Does anyone else notice this ? one page that causes this: xxx.widescreengamingforum.xxx/wiki/Essential...
by wanky
Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:23 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 344572

bought an LG 27" W2753V-PF and can only hear buzzing if i put my head over top of monitor. my brightness is at 0. my older dell e248wfp had audible buzzing from sitting position so im happy with this one.
by wanky
Sun Nov 08, 2009 8:11 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Some info on ATI 57xx series cards...
Replies: 53
Views: 16418

bought one of the 5770, nothing wrong with reference cooler imo. nice and quiet at idle. louder on load obviously but not loud enough to distract me from gaming. possible to control voltage on these reference cards too. nice efficient card with excellent gaming power, perfect for me
by wanky
Sun Nov 01, 2009 7:27 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Some info on ATI 57xx series cards...
Replies: 53
Views: 16418

big difference betweeen 4770 is the double slot dvi shroud. seems as tho s1 pipe would hit it that why he had to cut it off :(
thanks for the pic btw i dont know whether i will go for the scrap metal look :lol:
by wanky
Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:06 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Some info on ATI 57xx series cards...
Replies: 53
Views: 16418

does accelero s1 fit 5770 ? i wub my accelero used it on so many cards dont want to part with it yet :P
by wanky
Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:16 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo....BROKEN POWER and RESET BUTTONS!!
Replies: 41
Views: 31813

lol yeah my main pc is still in an antec sx1040 which i got about 7 years ago and nothng has ever broken on it. it uses 1.0mm thick steel i think the antecs these days are 0.8mm
by wanky
Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:47 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dont understand...hd4850 10w idle @ 68c
Replies: 254
Views: 121965

well since 8.7 don't fix it i just tried modding my sapphire 4850 bios. lowered 2d voltage to .94v works fine tho there is next to no idle temp difference despite the lower clocks and voltage. this does make me think there is hardware minimum voltage which is why these cards were released with these...
by wanky
Thu Jul 03, 2008 2:40 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dont understand...hd4850 10w idle @ 68c
Replies: 254
Views: 121965

as we see with cpus just lowering the bus speeds makes hardly any difference to power consumption its the voltage that matters. given 3800 series has much better idle efficiency i wonder if it also lowered voltage.
lowering bus speeds with no voltage decrease is pointless IMO
by wanky
Fri May 16, 2008 6:13 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: E7200 CPU - GA-P35-DS3
Replies: 24
Views: 9841

only thing pissing me off is asus qfan even in silent mode its ramping up fans to full speed under load causing so much noise..i wish it would only do that over 70 deg or something. 52 deg is still cool ffs :evil: That’s why I don’t trust BIOS based fan control and prefer to use Speedfan. thx s...
by wanky
Thu May 15, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: E7200 CPU - GA-P35-DS3
Replies: 24
Views: 9841

got one of these for a cheap upgrade, i like low voltage/low heat overlocking and this one made it stable up to 3325 @ 1.112v, temps 33 idle 52 load (tj 105) with Arctic Freezer 7 only thing pissing me off is asus qfan even in silent mode its ramping up fans to full speed under load causing so much ...
by wanky
Sat May 27, 2006 12:08 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 9800 Pro died - what cause? And where to now?
Replies: 14
Views: 3340

Re: Radeon 9800 Pro died - what cause? And where to now?

replace your PSU dude, browed molex connectors make it very likely your PSU is not up to the task anymore... Actually had same thing happened to my 9800 pro when i was using it with an old PSU with a lowly 12v rail. Over time the molex connector burnt out , fortunately i was able to solder on a new ...
by wanky
Thu Apr 13, 2006 10:45 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Overclocking with Cool N Quiet Guide
Replies: 7
Views: 10477

Great post, one thing though where would the settings for the default CnQ P states be stored?? I mean it would seem more desirable to adjust the settings for each state directly rather than having to have this prog running all the time.
by wanky
Thu Apr 13, 2006 10:23 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD A64 TDP Poll
Replies: 71
Views: 70265

AMD64 TCaseMax - v1.18 ---------------------- CPU Information (CPU #1): Standard CPUID: Family: F, Model: F, Stepping: 2 Extended CPUID: Family: F, Model: 2F, Stepping: 2 CPUID String: 20FF2 Processor APIC: 0 Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3000+ (Venice) CPU Speed: 2393.90 (265.99 x 9.0) Revision: DH8-E6 ...
by wanky
Sun Feb 12, 2006 6:41 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Motherboard noise
Replies: 2
Views: 1416

i put my finger on coils its 2 of them making the noise coz it changes pitch when i press on them. ill try glue them
by wanky
Sun Feb 12, 2006 5:39 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Motherboard noise
Replies: 2
Views: 1416

Motherboard noise

I have a weird sound coming from my mobo. Its a fast scratchy ticking sort of sound and you can here it whenever the CPU is under load. I have stopped all the fans and it is defiantely not them or the PSU but is coming from near CPU where all the capacitors and mofsets are. Anyon know what it is? I ...
by wanky
Tue Feb 08, 2005 6:00 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU whine
Replies: 1
Views: 1130

PSU whine

well i have an irritating whine coming from my pc i was about to throw out the WD hard drive because i thought that was the source but on closer inspection I found it is coming from in the PSU! When the pc is off there is a buzz coming from the PSU and when the PC is on there is a high pitch whine t...
by wanky
Mon Jan 24, 2005 2:00 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: how to identify motor brand???
Replies: 2
Views: 1377

how to identify motor brand???

i have a whiney hard drive i want to see what brand the motor is cause i read nidec is quiet but jvc sux. theres no brand name on the motor just some numbers. any way to tell just from numbers??

its got
1014-TEN0H
2Y3X01NF