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by mellon
Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:54 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Help! My whole network seems capped at 1300 MTU
Replies: 5
Views: 5064

Re: Help! My whole network seems capped at 1300 MTU

Some months ago I upgraded my home server and desktop from onboard / USB-connected 1Gb ethernet to Intel PRO/1000 PT. At that time I also did some superficial research into jumbo frames, and simply decided it was absolutely not worth it. The main issue is that in order to use jumbo frames you need t...
by mellon
Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:45 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet 24" monitor
Replies: 42
Views: 11614

Re: Quiet 24" monitor

@ the guys with the ZR24W, are you sure there is no noise diffrence when ur using diffrent brightness (common problem with lcd's). There's no noise either way as far as I can tell. I can hear the difference in several LCDs, so I'm quite confident that ZR24w is better than average noise-wise. Shame ...
by mellon
Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:17 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet 24" monitor
Replies: 42
Views: 11614

Re: Quiet 24" monitor

I have two HP ZR24w's, both are silent at the brightnesses I'm using (~15%, ~70%).
by mellon
Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:47 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 343635

Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey

2 x HP ZR24w: No whine as far as I've noticed. Brightness used ~50%-100%.
by mellon
Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:52 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: My Shiney New Gigabyte HD 5750 Silent Cell & OC Benchmar
Replies: 9
Views: 4943

Re: My Shiney New Gigabyte HD 5750 Silent Cell & OC Benchmar

I'm thinking of buying one of these for my HTPC and am trying to find out if it would fit it into my Antec Fusion Black Case (http://store.antec.com/Category/enclosure-itx.aspx). I bought (and later returned) a similar passively cooled HD5750 made by Club3D as it didn't fit into my NSK2480. The cas...
by mellon
Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI BIOS flash problem - warning!
Replies: 10
Views: 4820

I think you are overreacting a little bit. I have owned a few MSI boards and with modern boards I have always used a USB stick to flash the BIOS. I have never flashed a BIOS from within Windows. I have an old 64MB USB stick that acts as a Win98 bootdisk that I mainly use for flashing both MBs and g...
by mellon
Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:34 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI BIOS flash problem - warning!
Replies: 10
Views: 4820

as long as you weren't getting random lockups or restarts in Windows you probably should have just done that from the beginning instead of messing around with their USB flash tool. Live and learn I suppose. Still the issue remains for quite a few users who don't have the option (or will) to run Win...
by mellon
Sun Sep 20, 2009 1:37 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI BIOS flash problem - warning!
Replies: 10
Views: 4820

I'd assume there's a Windows flash utility available. Maybe not an option for your particular situation, but seems kind of unfair to say that MSI doesn't provide reasonable methods of flashing the BIOS just because you couldn't use other methods available. Also, I know MSIs new 785G board has a fla...
by mellon
Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:42 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI BIOS flash problem - warning!
Replies: 10
Views: 4820

MSI BIOS flash problem - warning!

I recently bought an MSI K9A2GM-FIH motherboard for my PhenomII X3 home server/HTPC (running Linux). The MB did not recognize the new CPU correctly, so I thought I'd update the BIOS, which has never been much of a hassle with my Asus or Gigabyte MBs. With MSI it was a different story however. The of...
by mellon
Fri May 23, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: AVG Anti-Virus.....New Version.
Replies: 48
Views: 12853

The new AVG 8.0 function that does this scanning is an option that can be omitted. Refer to the Tweaking Companion on the Tweak Guides site for info on configuring AVG for unobtrusive operation. Yes, it can be omitted but if the program then shows an error state in the tray icon it is still annoyin...
by mellon
Wed May 21, 2008 10:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: AVG Anti-Virus.....New Version.
Replies: 48
Views: 12853

I tried wireshark and looked if I could figure out what is happening. I captured everything happening between the start of the google question and the end of the pageload. It is remarkable that every IP of the website which is in the google result is accessed and the contents of every page is in th...
by mellon
Sat May 17, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: AVG Anti-Virus.....New Version.
Replies: 48
Views: 12853

It modifies Google result pages and adds "OK/NotOK" icons to every link. This costs an incredible amount of bandwidth and I find if verrryyy annoying!. Just out of curiosity: how does this cost "an incredible amount of bandwidth"? I'd guess it only checks the domain names against a list that it has...
by mellon
Thu May 15, 2008 5:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: AVG Anti-Virus.....New Version.
Replies: 48
Views: 12853

It modifies Google result pages and adds "OK/NotOK" icons to every link. This costs an incredible amount of bandwidth and I find if verrryyy annoying!. Just out of curiosity: how does this cost "an incredible amount of bandwidth"? I'd guess it only checks the domain names against a list that it has...
by mellon
Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Write zeros to HDDs while in windows?
Replies: 4
Views: 1640

From Windows it can done with Eraser: http://www.heidi.ie/eraser/ . You won't be able to fully wipe the system drive, naturally. If you want to wipe the whole drive the best way to do that is to download the Darik's Boot and Nuke http://dban.sourceforge.net/ boot CD image, burn it to CD, boot from t...
by mellon
Tue Jan 01, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P180 front USB port Static Charge causes reboot.
Replies: 17
Views: 7718

Maybe your case isn't grounded properly. That can happen easily if the PSU is connected to a non-grounded wall socket. I had that happen once (didn't have any grounded wall sockets available) and I got annoyed by getting a tingly feeling when touching the case with bare feet. Simple solution was to ...
by mellon
Sat Dec 22, 2007 3:49 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Turn One PC into Two w/free virtualization software
Replies: 25
Views: 34982

Just to restate differently what "wrong" among others has said: it seems that this product really has little to do with virtualization and definately nothing to do with the company VMware. It is quite likely that it is simply a specific configuration of multiple X windows with separate ServerLayouts...
by mellon
Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:35 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: 8800GTS ducting with HR-03+ in P182
Replies: 12
Views: 9448

I'd be concerned about the lifespan of the CPU if it's hitting 70C peaks. With the case exhaust and duct fan extracting...you may be a bit restricted on your inlets. If you can duct even some cooler room air to the inboard side of the CPU heatsink you should get some temp drop. Maybe a couple of pi...
by mellon
Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:10 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: 8800GTS ducting with HR-03+ in P182
Replies: 12
Views: 9448

What's wrong with that mobo? It should OV just fine, but if you do so, make sure you disable EIST & Speedstep in the BIOS, they'll cause problems. However, considering your temps, I wouldn't advise it. They are to high with that modest OC, I'd double check your mounting. Thanks again for sharing yo...
by mellon
Sat Oct 13, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Making q6600 silent [updated] [pictures] [56k warning]
Replies: 40
Views: 16776

Hopefully you'll be able to suspend the Scythe HDD box? That would surely eliminate virtually all of the vibration. Costs will be minimal too. Should this get rid of the seek noises too. Thanks It will probably reduce the seek noise but not remove it altogether. My 500GB samsung does have some audi...
by mellon
Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:11 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: 8800GTS ducting with HR-03+ in P182
Replies: 12
Views: 9448

Thanks for the feedback to you all! what if you reverse the fan and cover a larger amount of the video card and heatsink with this plastic material,so that the air will be directed to the heatsink itself and out the back. Do you think this is possible?? Basically I think it's doable but there are a ...
by mellon
Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New Q6600 build *56K warning*
Replies: 7
Views: 6769

While your build looks nice it's probable that you could drop 4 of your 8 fans and drop the RPM of the remaining ones by ~30% without a significant difference in temperatures. My computer is quite similar to yours (P182, Q6600@3GHz, 8800GTS OC) and I have 4 fans altogether. The difference is that I ...
by mellon
Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:18 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Making q6600 silent [updated] [pictures] [56k warning]
Replies: 40
Views: 16776

Hopefully you'll be able to suspend the Scythe HDD box? That would surely eliminate virtually all of the vibration. Costs will be minimal too.
by mellon
Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:24 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Ducting Material Advice
Replies: 25
Views: 12128

Clear plastic desk cover (meant for protecting a desk when writing on top of it) worked for me. Available at office supply stores and easy to cut & bend & tape. Here's my GPU duct using the stuff: viewtopic.php?t=43858&highlight=
by mellon
Sun Oct 07, 2007 1:19 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: 8800GTS ducting with HR-03+ in P182
Replies: 12
Views: 9448

8800GTS ducting with HR-03+ in P182

I did some ducting to get rid of the relatively noisy stock cooler on my factory overclocked 8800GTS while retaining the feature of exhausting the hot air directly out of the case. It required two duct iterations to get the job done: the first duct failed miserably while the second improved one is w...
by mellon
Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:46 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme push/pull noise level
Replies: 8
Views: 4631

As ronrem said, you really have no need for push/pull with that CPU and the Ultra-120 X. I'd say that your CPU will stay nice and cool even on the lowest RPM's you can get out of an SFF21E. I'm cooling my Q6600@3GHz with just one SFF21E at 600RPM...
by mellon
Sun Sep 23, 2007 2:40 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme or Thermalright IFX-14 or ???
Replies: 15
Views: 6512

This thread is what you need: and with a Q6600, you will want to run at least 800 rpm unless you underclock/undervolt. This is not really true. In my setup I have the overclocked Q6600@3GHz with a Scythe@600RPM with idle temperature of about 40C and all cores loaded temp around 60C. I don't see any...
by mellon
Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:00 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme or Thermalright IFX-14 or ???
Replies: 15
Views: 6512

I've also been very happy with the Ultra-120 Extreme used with Q6600 @ 3GHz in a P182. Both the CPU fan and the exhaust fan are inaudible at 600-700RPM (Scythe & Nexus) and the temperatures are fine. The Ultra-120 Extreme build quality is great and the mounting system is really solid. Combined with ...
by mellon
Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Making q6600 silent [updated] [pictures] [56k warning]
Replies: 40
Views: 16776

I'm currently running a Q6600 overclocked to 3Ghz with the medium speed Scythe fan at ~600RPM (on Ultra-120 Extreme). Temperatures are just fine, don't go much above 60C with all cores fully loaded. Exhausting from P182 is done by one Nexus fan at 700RPM and a 8800GTS stock cooling. Top vent is abou...
by mellon
Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:52 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800GTS idle at 75-80c in well cooled P180 :o
Replies: 15
Views: 5586

Having that sensitive a finger doesn't really sound plausible considering that 44C is only about 7C higher than normal body temperature. You can probably also tolerate the heat (which doesn't conduct that well into your skin but is much higher) in a sauna so I'd guess the temperature sensor reading ...
by mellon
Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:37 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: CF card as cheap harddisk isn't dream
Replies: 17
Views: 5173

If someone makes software to spread the write cycles over the whole drive it could work for a main OS drive. Otherwise it would be wiser to wait for proper flash hard drives to become more affordable, which is happening currently. There is absolutely no need for special software on the OS side of t...