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by chdude3
Tue Feb 13, 2007 7:00 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: EVGA refuses to offer warranty replacement on video card
Replies: 49
Views: 16882

Aris wrote:no reciept no warrenty is bullshit.

it shouldnt matter how you obtain it.
Sweet... so when I come steal your EVGA card, by your logic I'll have a manufacturer's warranty without having any proof of purchase!
by chdude3
Thu Sep 21, 2006 4:47 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: mCubed external fanless PSU EF28 280W
Replies: 6
Views: 2845

Sergei, I suggest you modify the link you've provided if you're worried about privacy. While the information will eventually expire, for now it's quite easy to find the shipping address you entered.
by chdude3
Mon Aug 14, 2006 7:25 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New passive VGA coolers from startup company Aero-Case
Replies: 131
Views: 87212

What is the "single slot" option for the Condor? I assumed that since the heat was being transferred to the large wing for dissipation, the piece that mounts directly to the card would only take up one slot and hence allow another card of whatever form factor be installed in the slot directly below ...
by chdude3
Mon Jul 10, 2006 5:19 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7900GTX stock cooling performance = Zalman VF700Cu
Replies: 19
Views: 7297

I can't even get nTune to run. Both the monitoring program and the actual nTune software completely freeze my system when I try to run them.
by chdude3
Thu Jul 06, 2006 10:35 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung Spinpoint T - 300 & 400 GB
Replies: 74
Views: 62914

By the way if I've got something to improve I should focus on learning english, shouldn't I ? :D Non! Votre anglais est très bien! Merci pour l'information jusqu'ici. (Peut-être je devrais améliorer mon Français!) Anyways, I'm interested in hearing idle/seek noise if you do get around to record...
by chdude3
Thu Jul 06, 2006 4:20 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung Spinpoint T - 300 & 400 GB
Replies: 74
Views: 62914

Thanks Alfred - I am looking forward to your findings!
by chdude3
Tue Jul 04, 2006 5:08 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Pico PSU at CES 2006
Replies: 81
Views: 49622

Incidentally, not that you'd necessarily be able to find one on its own at a reasonable price - but the AC/DC power brick for the Xbox 360 outputs 12V at around 18A (200W give or take). Connectors are obviously going to be proprietary, but it may be something for you guys to consider.
by chdude3
Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung Spinpoint T - 300 & 400 GB
Replies: 74
Views: 62914

I'm waiting too, Andy. Not sure I'll be able to afford to shell out for the 400gig, but I'd like a respected opinion on the drive to compare to the 300 - maybe it would be worth it!

Haven't found the 400 available in Canada though, yet.
by chdude3
Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:03 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AOpen i915GMm-HFS: 2nd Gen Pentium M desktop board
Replies: 146
Views: 109805

Alright, I've had a modicum of success. I took the stock heatsick off last night, and saw that the stupid square foam pad had a big dent in it, where it had been contacting the screw-lock mechanism for the CPU retention! No wonder my temps were craptacular. That pad wasn't interfering with the CPU, ...
by chdude3
Fri Jun 23, 2006 4:08 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AOpen i915GMm-HFS: 2nd Gen Pentium M desktop board
Replies: 146
Views: 109805

Funny enough, I did find a 50mm fan at a local computer store. The one that came with the motherboard has a very annoying low pitched hum; I do not find it quiet at all. I'm not so sure that this replacement will be much better, but I don't think it could be any worse! I've also got a VF700Cu lying ...
by chdude3
Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:32 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Removeing heatsinker from Radeon 7500
Replies: 5
Views: 1606

I've had to do this with a Radeon 7000 and Radeon 8500LE; the heatsink was thermal epoxied to the chip. Put your card in the freezer for 20 minutes or so. Pull it out, place a soft cloth on the PCB to prevent damage, and gently but firmly pry the heatsink off. I had success twice, but there's NO GUA...
by chdude3
Mon Jun 19, 2006 3:07 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AOpen i915GMm-HFS: 2nd Gen Pentium M desktop board
Replies: 146
Views: 109805

From measuring the new one, it's a 50mm fan - unfortunately, not a common size.
by chdude3
Mon Jun 19, 2006 11:18 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AOpen i915GMm-HFS: 2nd Gen Pentium M desktop board
Replies: 146
Views: 109805

Hope this helps - I can post a pic of the heatsink in place if necessary. Not to bring this back from the dead, but I've just gotten a setup working with this motherboard, and I was hoping to try and replace the stock heatsink. Even though it's the larger model, it just doesn't seem to be doing a v...
by chdude3
Mon Jun 05, 2006 12:14 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New passive VGA coolers from startup company Aero-Case
Replies: 131
Views: 87212

mbetea wrote:I see what could be a potential problem in that it does not look like these coolers will fit (depending on their exact height on the vertical part) when running with a tower cooler on the cpu.
Order it with the wing facing down, then.
by chdude3
Mon Jun 05, 2006 5:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New passive VGA coolers from startup company Aero-Case
Replies: 131
Views: 87212

$92US to Canada. It may be good, but it can't be that good. There are too many other options that will provide silence at a much lower cost.
by chdude3
Wed May 31, 2006 5:32 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New passive VGA coolers from startup company Aero-Case
Replies: 131
Views: 87212

I don't know about others, but my default browsing mode is flash=disabled. You're not the only one. If a site REQUIRES Flash to visit, then it's a site I'm not going to be visting. Nothing more annoying then Flash dependent websites. Adds useless clutter and slows down the browsing due to the retar...
by chdude3
Wed Apr 12, 2006 8:55 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Arctic cooling to release passive heatsink for 7600/7900GT
Replies: 8
Views: 3994

The one shown at CeBit is for the X1300/X1600 products. It looks like that has now become the Accelero S3.

The S1 will be for the 7900GT cards, and apparently looks like what Arctic Cooling have pictured on their press release.
by chdude3
Thu Dec 22, 2005 12:40 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Loud Xbox 360
Replies: 88
Views: 83455

Wow, am I the only one that doesn't mind the (so-called) noise on the 360? I like my quiet. I've got an undervolted 3000+ with a Nexus 120mm fan, the GeForce6800 has a 5V VF7700Cu, powered with a Seasonic S12-430W all inside an Antec P180. It's the closest thing to silence I've got. And I don't mind...
by chdude3
Mon Oct 03, 2005 3:38 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: SI-120 and 939Dual SATA2 no go!?
Replies: 2
Views: 1360

Thanks man. I actually just found that information searching around a while ago. A local computer store can get a bracket in for $6 so I'll pick one up soon. At least I can still use the stock HSF for now - it's just not quiet!

Thanks for the help, it's appreciated.
by chdude3
Sun Oct 02, 2005 5:07 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: SI-120 and 939Dual SATA2 no go!?
Replies: 2
Views: 1360

SI-120 and 939Dual SATA2 no go!?

I thought the SI-120 was supposed to be more compatible, and so I ordered it for my Asrock 939Dual-SATA2 motherboard. Knowing that the XP-120 fit the board, I thought there'd be no problem. Until I tried to install it - the supplied retention mechanism does not fit the motherboard! They say to place...