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by jackylman
Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:08 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New Linux Undervolting/OC'ing for AMD CPU's
Replies: 1
Views: 1111

New Linux Undervolting/OC'ing for AMD CPU's

I thought this might interest folks in this forum: The TurionPowerControl program supports both under-volting and over-clocking of AMD CPUs. Currently supported by this program are AMD K8L (11h) and K10 (10h) CPUs, which includes the Turion RM, Turion ZM, Phenom, Phenom II, and Athlon II brands. Ori...
by jackylman
Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua heatsink adapter for 1156/1366
Replies: 2
Views: 1527

good link, thanks
by jackylman
Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:51 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Non-gaming micro ATX primary computer
Replies: 8
Views: 2067

Be careful with the mobo. I had an Asus M3A78 that put an extra 0.05V into the CPU at stock (with no way to undervolt). Good for OC'ers, not good for passive cooling. I was passively cooling an X2 5000 with a Thermalright Ultra 120 and I burned it up while installing Fedora :(
by jackylman
Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: passive geforce4 ti in a fanless case
Replies: 17
Views: 3309

Either place you mount the fan probably won't get too much air over the GPU (but it may be enough). The ATX design makes it hard to get air to that area. Some other ideas include using zip ties to tie a fan to the hard disk cage or you could just rest the fan on the bottom of your case by the GPU, a...
by jackylman
Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on Shopping Cart Please!
Replies: 5
Views: 1461

I'd suggest the Asus VH242H as an alternative monitor. It's 23.6", ideal for gaming, has consistently received good reviews on Newegg, and can be purchased from Amazon.co.uk for just over £187 at the moment. The Dell monitor use an IPS panel, whereas the Asus one uses a TN panel. TN panels are che...
by jackylman
Sun Oct 11, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help Getting Started
Replies: 8
Views: 1348

ATI's closed-source Linux video drivers will do PowerPlay (power management) and 3D. They won't do HD video accel though.
by jackylman
Sun Oct 11, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: It blew up
Replies: 16
Views: 2283

Have you tried disabling the onboard audio in the BIOS?
I have 4GB of 6400 DDR2
Overkill for your application, especially if you run 32-bit XP.
by jackylman
Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: choosing a low power cpu+mb w/ integrated
Replies: 14
Views: 2834

Based on this: http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=3615&p=3 , I would go with a 785G board with DDR3 and sideport memory.
by jackylman
Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung HD252HJ or HD322HJ
Replies: 2
Views: 1753

If they are both Spinpoint F1 drives with 1 platter, they should sound the same (in theory): viewtopic.php?t=52354
by jackylman
Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: EcoGreen F2 500GB not as quiet as expected
Replies: 35
Views: 7281

Sorry to hear your frustration. :( I just got one of these drives and I love it. It is quieter than my Spinpoint HD321KJ, and much quieter than my old WD 2500KS (RIP). I'm curious as to the manufacture date and model# on your drive. In the review, the label of the SCPR drive says "Model: HD502HI/Y" ...
by jackylman
Wed Oct 15, 2008 3:35 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD CPU Underclocking Question
Replies: 23
Views: 11598

I have a Brisbane 5000 ("Black Edition") and I'm wondering what to undervolt it to. I'm not really in the mood to do a lot of mprime testing, I was just wondering what values I should set cpupowerd to in order to get more undervolting than the stock C'n'Q, yet not risk making the system unstable.
by jackylman
Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:50 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Hal W. Hardenbergh (Felger Carbon) died - RIP
Replies: 35
Views: 83024

Felger Carbon was a prominent SPCR member and I've read many a good post by the man. I butted heads with him a few times too, but that is part of the fun at SPCR :lol: I'll remember F.C. for the way he called people on their bullshit as well as his fan tests.
by jackylman
Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:51 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice Needed for Home/Office Build
Replies: 2
Views: 1217

Modo, thanks for the confirmation on the Thermalright UE120, and yes, I remember the Socket A glory days.
by jackylman
Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice Needed for Home/Office Build
Replies: 2
Views: 1217

Advice Needed for Home/Office Build

I'm packing up my essential possessions and moving soon, so I wanted to build a micro ATX rig to give me a little more room in my car. I used to be a frequent poster on these forums, but I've been really into Debian/Ubuntu/GNU Linux lately, so I have not had the time to read up on my silencing compo...
by jackylman
Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:34 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting 4450E + 780G, power usage results
Replies: 13
Views: 10718

juamez wrote:I read something about the acpi-cpufreq module under Ubuntu that can be used for undervolting.
Do you have the link?
by jackylman
Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:44 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting 4450E + 780G, power usage results
Replies: 13
Views: 10718

To get good dynamic undervolting in Linux, you need to roll your own kernel and modify the powernow-k8 module source
http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-245197.html
by jackylman
Mon Dec 31, 2007 7:27 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Do I need any fans?
Replies: 4
Views: 2279

Oh, also: I have an ASUS M2N-X AM2 nForce 520 MCP and an AMD Athlon 64 LE-1600 2.2GHz (AM2 Socket)
What video card, HD and PSU do you have? The CPU should be very easy to cool quietly with a tower heatsink and a quiet 120mm fan running on 5V.
by jackylman
Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:13 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: fan replacement in PSU ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4591

I used a JaPanaflo 80mm in my Seasonic SS-400 and that does the job very well. I bought an S12II-380 thinking it would be as quiet and it was not. I ended up using the old PSU in my new system, even if it doesn't have sleeved cables or fancy Molex connectors.
by jackylman
Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:08 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: ASUS P5K do i need a chassis fan
Replies: 5
Views: 5143

andyb wrote:Thats pretty normal for Chipset chips to run that hot or even hotter
It's probably an ambient case temp, as opposed to an actual chipset temp diode.
by jackylman
Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:04 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Upgrade my PC?
Replies: 9
Views: 3752

I'd stick with the current system, and purchase the RAM, Scythe Ninja, and a SATA hard disk to use now.
by jackylman
Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:39 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2TB storage in RAID 5 mode...
Replies: 49
Views: 16352

Seagate is the only manufacturer who gives you a 5-year warranty on SATA drives (let me know if there are others!).
WD has a 5 year warranty on its RAID edition (RE) products.

EDIT: Also Hitachi on its Ultrastar series.
by jackylman
Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Minimum CPU for modern 'net usage?
Replies: 17
Views: 4499

dhanson865 wrote:In other words never ever connect a windows PC straight to a DSL or Cable modem without a router in between.
And remember to change the admin password. :wink:
by jackylman
Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:54 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: fan replacement in PSU ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4591

In the nsk 4480 there are silicon mounts for the harddisks ... so that's not the issue. also the samsung disk is not a noisy one. Silicon mounts aren't enough to damp the vibration from modern drives. Put your hand next to where you hard disk resides and see if you can feel any vibration. BTW, the ...
by jackylman
Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:29 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: $350 Xmas Build for Dad
Replies: 15
Views: 4224

The 2x1GB of G.Skill I mentioned in the first post says 1.8~2.0v according to G.Skill and Newegg. Does that mean it will run fine at 1.8v or am I better off going for the value RAM such as that Adata set (ignore the small cost difference)? The G.Skill kit should be set to run and POST at 1.8V. When...
by jackylman
Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:19 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: $350 Xmas Build for Dad
Replies: 15
Views: 4224

Hi! Welcome to SPCR. RAM: Do not settle for 1 GB with 2GB kit prices so low. I built a PC for my mom (who used to do e-mail and basic browsing on the old P3) and found that once I gave her a fast computer, she started to do more with it (pictures, lots of web video content, etc.) This kit will work ...
by jackylman
Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:32 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2TB storage in RAID 5 mode...
Replies: 49
Views: 16352

I'd run the OS on the RAID for the read speed benefit.

I really question the choice of RAID 5. Do you really need to read that much data per second at a sustained rate in an HTPC? I second shen's recommendation for RAID 10 or RAID 0+1.
by jackylman
Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:08 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Is Virtualization Technology important?
Replies: 11
Views: 3814

You can never have enough cache, but it can be pricey, as you can see. $80 for 2MB of cache seems a little steep to me, but not completely unreasonable. I think we're comparing the wrong processors here. Why consider the older, overpriced E6600 when you can get an E6550 that runs at nearly the same...
by jackylman
Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: LOW Power PC for light aplications.
Replies: 20
Views: 7101

lm wrote:Second hand Pentium 3 is plenty for this.
A second hand S754 Sempron would be better, and probably give more option with coolers and undervolting.
by jackylman
Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Just got a MSI P35 Neo2 FR
Replies: 3
Views: 1953

The answer for both is stability. When the PD's came out with TDP's over 100W, the 8-pin CPU was added. It's not necessary unless you have a CPU that draws over 100W (i.e. original Pentium D or quad core). Intel used to have a doc on it at their site, but I can't find it. And the 4-pin Molex near th...
by jackylman
Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: advice on my build
Replies: 5
Views: 1849

The IP35-Pro is listed as compatible on Thermalright's Ultra120eX mobo page.

Also, unless you want to run dual graphics cards with your PSU, 620W is overkill. The 520W model will work just fine.