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by colm
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Antec CHEAPly
Replies: 119
Views: 133037

Re: Silent Antec CHEAPly

back up and running the greatest mobo swap in my 20 year history. needed no reinstall, nothing.. I looked up at the monitor, no pc beeps..booting into windows 10. http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd255/soob87/other/xeongigbyte_zpsv9e91tnq.png I laughed out loud. needed nothing. ecc unbuffered memo...
by colm
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Antec CHEAPly
Replies: 119
Views: 133037

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update.. unlike me to give just a 4 month retreat from spcr. the green board lenovo did not make it. I was cleaning and decided to take cpu out. Welded pins plucked and bent..made a mess. Still one of the greatest deals in my pc building history. 14240 hours..it started off at 1700. So, I have a gig...
by colm
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Antec CHEAPly
Replies: 119
Views: 133037

Re: Silent Antec CHEAPly

No ionisation monsters? on the older computers.. like the pentium 4 at 90watts. no slow down. The float storm has negative and positive. a good one would just gain the hairy things you clean out of fans. a bad one is blowing light bulbs on the same circuit as your houses fuse panel. I run my pc for...
by colm
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Antec CHEAPly
Replies: 119
Views: 133037

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I guess it's been a year...and a couple of months. http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd255/soob87/HDTune_Health_WDC_____WD5000AAKX-603CA_zpsi7to9j99.png added 10000 hours to the runtime. about 416 days. the hdd had low hours, I knew it was the original. the box hasn't even needed a cleaning. no ion...
by colm
Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Antec CHEAPly
Replies: 119
Views: 133037

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one more followup.. power consumption. http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd255/soob87/powerdrop_zpsu8mpwoyw.jpg I can log onto the net, as my building has the electronic meters. Tells all the tenants, each their power. The blue is the new numbers...on the xeon. I guess the old p4 is dumpster bound....
by colm
Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Antec CHEAPly
Replies: 119
Views: 133037

Re: Silent Antec CHEAPly

cooling custom..lenovo e30 got this all squared away. A summary of the cooling: four wire plugins work for this mobo, I used the factory lenovo case fan as the front in the antec. An f12 arctic cooling is now the back fan (4 wire). For some odd reason, I got a fan beep error upon the arctic cooling...
by colm
Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Antec CHEAPly
Replies: 119
Views: 133037

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DDR memory.. coolers or not? Something else I do not talk much of. A common question, and I do not like the young whippersnapper's answers. Memory. I started off with less than 100mhz..the p2 350 on the new fast sdram 100mhz was amazing. :roll: As time went by, I got into all of them. 533 (133), on...
by colm
Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Antec CHEAPly
Replies: 119
Views: 133037

Re: Silent Antec CHEAPly

I brought it to 178F in testing..decided that was too warm. I finally took it all apart to put in my antec case. Is it silent? it does very good. I would like vid card on passive cool..but it seems to be a complex worker, 4 wire fan..and inaudible anyway. (Nvidia quadro 600) To avoid any bios check...
by colm
Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Antec CHEAPly
Replies: 119
Views: 133037

Re: Silent Antec CHEAPly

Silent Antec XEONly This started with a power supply swap last night.. I found a +3.3 and +5 was missing on the lenovo oem PSU. I then deciphered, they did this for duo core and to keep cool. From there, witnessing a true four core monster come to life after the earthwatts 380 plugged in.. I brough...
by colm
Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Antec CHEAPly
Replies: 119
Views: 133037

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wish me luck. The antec 2600 continues. All the best. some good news..the antec stays together with the current build. I truly believe it is a modern historic. even better news... http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Xeon+E3-1270+%40+3.40GHz http://www.passmark.com/baselines/V8/images/5610...
by colm
Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Antec CHEAPly
Replies: 119
Views: 133037

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summary and future http://www.passmark.com/baselines/V8/images/56009227952.png believe it or not, the vid card seems to be the lowest score. In real world it is just the opposite. The vid card carried this pc. one last bench for the 75k anniversary... another pc on the way, spotting errors already,...
by colm
Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Antec CHEAPly
Replies: 119
Views: 133037

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8N72t7aScY hahaha :lol: of course I was kidding. The clock resolution must stay online, there is millions of computers counting on it. I added the two sata, and got a bootable dvd rom from usb. Reinstalled windows 7..no pata hdd anymore. Long overdue. so now it is t...
by colm
Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Antec CHEAPly
Replies: 119
Views: 133037

Re: Silent Antec CHEAPly

final shutdown I just shut down the antec holding the 875, started my lap top.. awaiting a xeon e3-1270, in a lenovo e30. Now in the mail. Reasons to shutdown are simple. Multi core, not just multi-thread is really gaining momentum. The old stuff is now outdone. TPM security/id measures, I actually...
by colm
Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Antec CHEAPly
Replies: 119
Views: 133037

Re: Silent Antec CHEAPly

sata installed. A pair of twins. I kept the lower hour 80gb pata to act as a 12gb "system reserve". Those were a pair of 80s on the pata. Very stable drives. Something I remembered from an old compaq.. Needing a dvd rom was unimportant. Big system reserve hidden, added to boot menu. Dell uses that s...
by colm
Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:20 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Antec CHEAPly
Replies: 119
Views: 133037

Re: Silent Antec CHEAPly

some upgrades I was simply going to go for a full new build. core i7 3770 minimum. Not even ebay and "used" brought back a price range to get me over my past traumas of more than $5k in computers. This one has been like therapy. The cost versus usefulness returned. Win. http://i227.photobucket.com/...
by colm
Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Antec CHEAPly
Replies: 119
Views: 133037

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final build I opted to swap monitoring software for "speedfan", lo and behold it found another fan speed to monitor at the "vreg" fan spot. That is one that hides behind the cpu, in front of case fan. I could not get below 145 idle temps, as usual..and swapped things around. the cpu fan plugin is n...
by colm
Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Antec CHEAPly
Replies: 119
Views: 133037

Re: Silent Antec CHEAPly

back up and running. http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd255/soob87/eby1%20019_zpsrpgpelb1.jpg A trick for the 875pbz is to remove card entirely. It will beep 9 times, which they claim to never use...reboot again via hardware switch and it gives the real beep codes. This one showed the memory faile...
by colm
Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Antec CHEAPly
Replies: 119
Views: 133037

Re: Silent Antec CHEAPly

vid card update I got the silicone pads, ic7, gold stuff, and cheap stuff.. the ic7 is very nice. The cpu loves it. The vid card likes the thermal pads, due to the strange design.. it cannot sit squred up. the thermal pads gather that and let it run. This leads to why I may be removing it for good....
by colm
Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:32 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Antec CHEAPly
Replies: 119
Views: 133037

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back to basics I ran this long enough, I forgot the baseline origin to inspire me to increase cooling quietly. My first event was a p2 350 in 1998, and I did join up here at SPCR from the beginning. I like to mention that often. I came here with a 900 athlon at 1013 mhz. I built that one in 1999. T...
by colm
Sat Oct 24, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Antec CHEAPly
Replies: 119
Views: 133037

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video card dismantled looking back, I found october 8th 2009 was the install for the ati 3650. more than 50000 hours later... I have decided to refresh the cooling that I had to make most of back then. ran all this time, no problems. another note is how long this self cleans. Nothing nasty anywhere...
by colm
Thu Oct 22, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Antec CHEAPly
Replies: 119
Views: 133037

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giving it a rest I have not shut down in more than 8 years, for more than a few days...and that was to move to the 3 different places the pc and I have been. I have a big asus led screen and my keyboard and mouse hooked up to my lap top, and straining it to demand the big monitor. I have 7 differen...
by colm
Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Antec CHEAPly
Replies: 119
Views: 133037

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thermal compound experimenting I usually leave this to the pros, but I am having fun. home made 1: dielectric grease from accel hot rod plug wire kit graphite aluminum diamond jewelers bit for the fine grind idle 145F , loaded, into the 180s F homemade 2: veggie oil rubed pencil lead on cpu and hea...
by colm
Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Antec CHEAPly
Replies: 119
Views: 133037

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Keep on truckin' w/ that thang, colm! I am hoping it will... 100k hours... just a few more years. :) I dug into an older p4 dell something I got for free, it had some case problems, turned out to be a serious error, nothing was any good, even the power supply suffered. Bad metal or something... too...
by colm
Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cold fusion ressurected?
Replies: 30
Views: 29324

Re: Cold fusion ressurected?

very interesting subject. LENR has many ways, if not infinite approaches if every think tank wanted to apply themselves. http://energycatalyzer3.com/invest/is-an-lenr-patent-revolution-is-upon-us russian invented a plasma version. The nano, natural way is going to be a win. I really believe in that,...
by colm
Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Antec CHEAPly
Replies: 119
Views: 133037

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small update opted to clean heatsink, an autumn chore. Living rural, a window open..computer heaven. A pleasure this year. this pc has been at 3 different addresses, including across the street from a meth house, next to a garge, railroad tracks and septic problems. Found the arctic silver was dried...
by colm
Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Antec CHEAPly
Replies: 119
Views: 133037

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I guess I am right on schedule. The previous post claims I would be here in june or july 2015. That was 14 months ago. http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd255/soob87/HDTune_Health_WDC_WD800JB-00JJC0_zpsatvtkpyp.png 70000 hours running. That equates to 2916 days, or 7.99 years. Tough old custom pc. ...
by colm
Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: As you get older are you planning for bad times?
Replies: 34
Views: 28490

Re: As you get older are you planning for bad times?

I'd love to strike up a serious conversation here, like we used to do routinely years ago. 1. Are weather extremes something you consider more often? In my case I have a gas boiler, but what good is that when the ignition and circulator pumps run on electricity? I'm actually quite happy my hot wate...
by colm
Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)
Replies: 61
Views: 48262

Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)

congrats to 12 years.

I just updated my tent thousand hour interval today in the silent antec cheaply thread.

see you next year, 10000 hours later. :)
by colm
Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Antec CHEAPly
Replies: 119
Views: 133037

Re: Silent Antec CHEAPly

made it to 60000. I have deciphered high 90s percent uptime. this survived a grotesque build by msi with the 865pe chip. Hyperthreaded etc. that is all documented here..this thread is 8 years old now. that was its first 20000+/- hours...seems a long time ago. http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd255...
by colm
Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What full tower cases are most [quiet]?
Replies: 9
Views: 8370

Re: What full tower cases are most [quiet]?

a good rule of thumb, inquire about thickness. if a reply of secc 1.0mm , all good.. the rest needs a recycle bin of trash. Then, after you finally get one, get some two part urethane for cars and smother it. Brand name game is useless.