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by Gojira-X
Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Buying Windows 7 in the US for foreign use ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2625

IIRC the localised copies of windows are more expensive due to Microsoft paying a company in that region to translate their software into that language (at least with Hebrew and Hindi it is).

Have you considered buying Windows 7 in the UK?

It should be allot cheaper that France with the weak pound.
by Gojira-X
Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Modern Phrases That Confuse Me
Replies: 92
Views: 22980

knowledge transfer - the idiocy of this is beyond words... i can't think of any more right now, but i KNOW i'll hear at least a dozen more at my departmental meeting tomorrow... hey, i'll make a point to take notes on corporate jargon that annoys me.. maybe it'll help me stay awake. I disagree with...
by Gojira-X
Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Any IDE desktop craddle/caddies out there?
Replies: 4
Views: 1104

I tried looking back in January and I found a some in Equanet (sister company to PC World) and a couple of other shops. The secret is to search for "Mobile Rack". I did a search amongst the tech shops I use and have come up with this from Aria. You can also get more choice going to a manufacturer li...
by Gojira-X
Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: which program is safe/add-free for downloading Youtube video
Replies: 12
Views: 4585

Since I use Firefox, I use the the "DownloadHelper" extension for downloading Youtube videos.

DownloadHelper allows me to pick the version (std flv, sd mp4 or hd mp4) to download.
by Gojira-X
Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My reasonably quiet Solo build
Replies: 9
Views: 3855

The RAM would be a little cooler if the sticks were not right next to each other. maybe the OP needs to run them like that for dual channel? The Op is running that board in Single Channel mode. All the AMD chipset boards I have seen so far require you to put RAM in alternate slots (0 +2 or 1+3) to ...
by Gojira-X
Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How to build a LOUD comput0r
Replies: 30
Views: 7049

Back in 2003, I "upgraded" the computer in my signature (the one in Gambia) from a that JNC 4JA (2002 edition) to a Thermaltake Xaser 5 Wingo, and the Tt case was quieter! (besides being more robust). The JNC was made from kind of resonant low quality sharp edged 0.6-0.7mm thick steel that chinese a...
by Gojira-X
Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Controlling vCore on nForce2 (was limited to barton unlock)
Replies: 17
Views: 3961

Hey rubber_boat, I donno if this helps but I still have a load of the Speed Strip - Athlon XP unlocker strips featured in this Overclocker Cafe review. I got them for use on the AXP 2600+ (T'Bred B) in my sig, with a couple to sell on. In the end I kinda missed the boat and have a load of Speed stri...
by Gojira-X
Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:31 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: How do you guys CLEAN a case when done cutting?
Replies: 11
Views: 2751

I had a similar issue when I was cleaning one of the mats in my dads car. There was a load of sparkly silvery things in the mat that had gotten caught in the carpet of the mat. I used a screw extractor (the tool that looks like an extendible car aerial with a magnet on the end) to see if that helps....
by Gojira-X
Sat Dec 27, 2008 1:11 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Boot over [LAN]
Replies: 9
Views: 5832

Re: Boot over [LAN]

I have a Acer L5100 which is not so quiet. I'd like to experiment with pulling out the hard-drive and making the computer boot over lan from a server I have. It has Vista Home Premium installed. Is this possible, and can anyone point me towards resources regarding this? My Mum's L5100 ain't that lo...
by Gojira-X
Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:59 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Beg, Borrow, Steal... Well not so much borrow or steal.
Replies: 10
Views: 3404

What socket does the P4C use?
(423/478/775?)
by Gojira-X
Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:49 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Anyone tried LTSP to salvage an old Pentium?
Replies: 21
Views: 12961

To be honest, the guy could have also installed windows XP on the pentium 133 so long as he had enough ram or patience. I have seen Windows XP installed on a Pentium 133 with 96mb of ram before. I suppose running Windows XP using LTSP will mean better performance as the faster C2D is doing all the h...
by Gojira-X
Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:11 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice Sought: Mom and Pop PC
Replies: 27
Views: 5199

Back in July, I helped sort out a PC for my mum, who is a food technology teacher, (my dad doesn't use computers). Based on how she used the computer, I figured out that she needed the following: 1. Accessible USB ports, 2. Enough back USB ports for her peripherals, 3. SD card reader for her camera ...
by Gojira-X
Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:47 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Lenovo Thinkpad T61 fanless operation
Replies: 19
Views: 19183

In term of battery life, I get around 3.5 hours out of my R61e 7650 (T8100 2.1Ghz). In windows, the fan is controlled indirectly by selecting the power profile in the Think vantage power settings.
by Gojira-X
Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:40 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Out of the box HTPC
Replies: 5
Views: 4580

That device looks fine to me, like a pretty standard media extender without the network capability. It looks great for portability. The only problem I see is adding more content will probably require you to disconnect your USB HD and carry it over to your computer. I've heard good things about the ...
by Gojira-X
Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:30 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Recycle your old socket 478 coolers
Replies: 7
Views: 6917

The OCZ looks like it has a 70mm YSTech TMD2 fan. I am not surprised that it is noisy. I had a Vantec Aeroflow that used a TMD2 fan and it was both sensitive to exterior vibrations and made a whole load of its own in addition to being noisy. In the end I found a person willing to buy the cooler from...
by Gojira-X
Sun Nov 23, 2008 9:53 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: college laptop but quiet
Replies: 11
Views: 6810

Re: college laptop but quiet

I am looking for "relatively quiet" laptop for a college daughter. The usual configuration, but prefer 17" screen. Mainly for general web, etc, likely with XP or Vista. She request 'quiet" one since the old one I am inheriting is due to "loud noise". which one is under $800 with relatively quiet fa...
by Gojira-X
Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:03 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Adventures with building a home server
Replies: 19
Views: 6120

what do the 4 pins you removed power? the pci-e slot? Wiki seems to agree with your suggestion stating: ATX12V 2.2 — One 24-pin connector, one ATX12V 4 pin connector. Main Power Connector changed from 20 pin to 24 pin to support PCI-Express requirements. I guess that soon wasn't enough as now a l...
by Gojira-X
Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:27 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Raid Cage Fan Replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 4212

Pictures of your efforts would be appreciated. Assuming that the RAID cage in question is this . then I think they made a mistake when they were designing the backplane PCB (the slots in the circuit board you were talking about). If you can cut away at least some of the material between the PCB 'slo...
by Gojira-X
Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Gaming Ring From France
Replies: 15
Views: 6819

Why so many hard drives?

What made you choose Maxtor drives?

From the pictures, it looks like you have worked to improve the cooling efficiency of this build, but Have you done anything to quieten down this PC?
by Gojira-X
Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:50 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Why not Nanoxia???
Replies: 11
Views: 6003

Prova a farti un giro sul forum di pc silenzioso, io non ho guardato ma ci dovrebbero essere rece comparative degli utenti. Io ho curato una rece velocissima di due Fractal Design. Using Google Translate I get: "Try to get a ride on the forum pc quiet, I have not looked at but there should be trans...
by Gojira-X
Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:31 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermaltake SpinQ - Astonished
Replies: 8
Views: 2752

Thermaltake SpinQ - Astonished

Sometime in 2006, I thought that it'd be a laugh to sign up to the Thermaltake email newsletter. True to word, the Thermaltake newsletter has in the past provided humour in the form of Engrish marketing sound bites interspersed with interesting takes on component technology. Occasionally, something ...
by Gojira-X
Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why don't people write descriptive subject lines? (Rant)
Replies: 31
Views: 5363

I must agree with andyb that the source of most of the problem stems from American's and the dominance of American companies and culture. I don't know about any of the other non-US residents on SPCR, but the first thing I do when configuring Windows or Ubuntu is to change the language to UK-English...
by Gojira-X
Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Need Heatsink for DFI Ultra D Nforce 4,will the enzotech fit
Replies: 3
Views: 1415

It looks like it would. I'd say the best thing to do, would be take that rubbish fan off the chipset and measure the distance between the pins, if its within the tolerances for Enzotech cooler, then you can install with the knowledge that it'll fit. You could always try the venerable Zalman NB-47J o...
by Gojira-X
Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:06 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on M-ATX build
Replies: 6
Views: 1649

jozi: 1. You haven't specified how much (and what type of) ram the system is going to have. 2.I think you should leave deciding on fans until you have assembled the crucial bits of the pc (psu, motherboard, cpu, ram, hdds, psu, dvdr). After doing that you will find out two things: a) if the parts wo...
by Gojira-X
Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why don't people write descriptive subject lines? (Rant)
Replies: 31
Views: 5363

I must agree with andyb that the source of most of the problem stems from American's and the dominance of American companies and culture. I don't know about any of the other non-US residents on SPCR, but the first thing I do when configuring Windows or Ubuntu is to change the language to UK-English,...
by Gojira-X
Sun Oct 26, 2008 2:12 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Tri-Monitor Rackmount Computer Build!
Replies: 89
Views: 409660

When I read your initial description, I thought that You were going to base your setup on a Thermaltake Mozart TX with its 7in LCD monitor.
Then I remembered, not everyone is crazy enough to try quietening a Thermaltake case.

All in all, i think that its an awesome build with a a very neat outcome.
by Gojira-X
Mon Oct 20, 2008 1:45 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Aerocool 400mm side fan :shock:
Replies: 25
Views: 7584

Nevermind a Netburt P4, you should use it with a Phenom 9950 or high end Core2 Quad, these can develop in excess of 130W of heat each.
Combine that with a dual SLI of NV GTX280 or Radeon 4870 in Crossfire.

Damn good room heater if i say so myself!
by Gojira-X
Mon Oct 20, 2008 1:16 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PicoPSU clones on eBay?
Replies: 8
Views: 4305

The only way to find out would be to buy them and test them. I suspect that the electronics companies who made them wanted to cash in on the extremley small dc-dc converter (aka pico-psu) market, and made their devices sufficiently different (5 changes) to look like a different product. Another poss...
by Gojira-X
Mon Oct 20, 2008 1:07 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Mtron SSD Failure
Replies: 25
Views: 12121

I always thought that using a SSD with XP SP3 was tantamount to computational suicide due XP lacking proper support SSD's. I don't know if its is true, but I read somewhere that Vista (with indexing optimised) is able to reduce the amount of writes it does compared XP. After looking at the external ...
by Gojira-X
Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:29 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Enjoy the silence... (Updated May 2014)
Replies: 77
Views: 82465

I've often wondered why there isn't just a lattice work of metal behind the mobo. It'd cover all of your mounting locations and add a lot of space for wire management or heat dissipation. I'm sure it'd cost more to produce... but whatever. Its a trade-off, two much material taken off the mobo tray ...