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by eternizer
Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Help! My system won't POST!
Replies: 5
Views: 1149

Yes, the system was connected to a UPS. I really have no clue why it's fried. The only suspect is, after I replaced my internal DVD burner with an external (USB) one (SAMSUNG SE-T084) I have experienced couple of system hangs while watching a DVD movie. I'm not sure how a USB device can fry a mobo, ...
by eternizer
Sun Jan 18, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Help! My system won't POST!
Replies: 5
Views: 1149

Thanks Neil~
I'll try your suggestion. But the PSU fan spins when I turn it on.

xan_user,
The mobo doesn't have a light, but the onboard ethernet connector lights up when I turn the system on. Also all fans (connected to the mobo) spin. But no beep sound at all and nothing's showing up on the screen.
by eternizer
Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:12 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Help! My system won't POST!
Replies: 5
Views: 1149

Help! My system won't POST!

Sorry for a noob question. My HTPC suddenly stopped working and I suspect the motherboard (Gigabyte GA-MA78GPM-DS2H). I disconnected all the peripherals and it didn't even POST. Not even a beep. I removed all the memory modules and powered on, and still no beep. In this case, am I correct to assume ...
by eternizer
Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung SE-T084M/RSWD: Slick, slim, external optical drive
Replies: 33
Views: 15185

since it seems to be able to operate from only the power offered by a single USB port (Though two are recommended? I'm not sure what that implies, exactly.). It's not clear in the review whether the testing was done with only a single USB port connected. Mike C, would you please clarify this? has a...
by eternizer
Sun Nov 16, 2008 1:28 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung SE-T084M/RSWD: Slick, slim, external optical drive
Replies: 33
Views: 15185

Good review~ I was looking for a good external slot-loading DVD burner and found this model, but couldn't find a single (reliable) online/offline store that has one in stock (I'm in US). Don't understand why slot-loading is so unpopular. I guess recent netbook boom brought this one back to market. N...
by eternizer
Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Fan headers on the Gigabyte 780G board?
Replies: 1
Views: 1054

Fan headers on the Gigabyte 780G board?

I just got the Gigabyte GA-MA78GPM-DS2H board and have couple of questions on the fan headers on it. It has 4-pin headers for CPU fan and SYS fan and a 3-pin one for NB fan. Here's the pin diagram for the 4-pin headers on the manual: CPU fan pin1 GND pin2 +12V/Speed Control pin3 Sense pin4 Speed Con...
by eternizer
Sun Jul 01, 2007 7:59 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any solution to dust buildup in NSK2400?
Replies: 0
Views: 1211

Any solution to dust buildup in NSK2400?

I built my HTPC with NSK2400 and I love this case. It has divided chambers and many holes to help cooling the system, but unfortunately that's not particularly helpful when it comes to dust. Dust coming in everywhere and I suspect blocking all the holes with air filter won't be good for the system a...
by eternizer
Wed May 03, 2006 11:18 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Q on Nero DriveSpeed
Replies: 3
Views: 1562

Q on Nero DriveSpeed

I installed Nero DriveSpeed and it shows only one speed.
My drive is BenQ DW1655.
When launched, Nero DriveSpeed has two buttons which say "Silent" and "Fast", respectively.
When I hit the "Silent" button, nothing's changed and the speed is still "48X".
How can I make this thing work?
by eternizer
Fri Apr 28, 2006 11:24 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12-330 Rev A3 (w/Sleeving) Review
Replies: 56
Views: 42962

I was wondering if it's worth replacing the SU380 PSU that comes with NSK2400 case with S12-330. Most people will do that because of low fan noise of the latter. But I noticed that SU380 has slightly higher efficiency than S12-330 by 1-3%. Is this meaningful difference? Or this much is nothing?
by eternizer
Thu Apr 27, 2006 9:46 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12-330 Rev A3 (w/Sleeving) Review
Replies: 56
Views: 42962

I now see more and more products that are RoHS compliant and wonder what impact the products that are not have on their users. I'm not quite familiar with this RoHS stuff. I know what it regulates, but do those hazardous materials have any (long-term or short-term) adverse health effects on a user w...
by eternizer
Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:19 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec NSK2400 Media PC Case
Replies: 249
Views: 229696

Excellent report! Thanks, cmcquistion!!!
I'm ordering SI-120 now!
Mine is A64 3000+ (venice) too, so I'll also try to remove one of the exhaust fans of NSK2400~ :D
by eternizer
Sat Apr 22, 2006 1:30 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec NSK2400 Media PC Case
Replies: 249
Views: 229696

Also, the Thermalright SP120/90 work quite well in the NSK2400 if the HS mounting scheme allows the fins to run side to side. Yes, you mentioned this in "the other NSK2400 thread" too and I did wonder if you meant passive-mode because SI-120 (I assume SP120 is typo of SI-120. Please correct me if I...
by eternizer
Fri Apr 21, 2006 1:53 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: blow air without fan ???
Replies: 16
Views: 3888

dhanson865 wrote:either he is trying to win a bet or is some kind of magnetic therapy freak
Hey, that's a bit harsh~
It's not like you know every health problem in the world.
We don't know yet if there's something like "Axial fanophobia." :wink:
by eternizer
Thu Apr 20, 2006 9:48 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec NSK2400 Media PC Case
Replies: 249
Views: 229696

Yeh, I saw that and thus I thought you would try the Spire one and tell us how it performs in NSK2400. Or SI-120 passively... Well, just my thought. Perhaps a CPU fan won't add much noise unless you replace all other stock fans. Anyway, already great review~ Btw, the original AC Freezer is 12cm, not...
by eternizer
Thu Apr 20, 2006 7:32 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec NSK2400 Media PC Case
Replies: 249
Views: 229696

Excellent review as always! I'm glad that you've invested 8 pages on this well-designed case. Well worth it! Btw, I wish you could've suggested more options for HSF since the choice seems somewhat limited due to the short height. For example, I wonder if it's possible to passively cool a low-power C...
by eternizer
Sun Apr 16, 2006 3:52 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: help explain TDP and TcaseMax
Replies: 19
Views: 53008

Will the TDP rating be affected by the actual clock or voltage the CPU is running at? No, TDP is measured at the rated voltage, max P-state (or rated/stock speed), and assume under maximum load so regardless of your clock speed/voltage, the TcaseMax utility should give the same TDP. I'm confused. I...
by eternizer
Sun Apr 16, 2006 3:22 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD A64 TDP Poll
Replies: 71
Views: 69721

Another Venice 3000+ (939, E6) result. Everything's stock:

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It seems even the same models have different TDPs. msm_zgok reported above different TDP with seemingly the same processor as mine... :?
by eternizer
Sun Apr 16, 2006 2:29 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: FA812N: GlobalWin's AMD K8 Cooler w/ 120mm fan
Replies: 10
Views: 2981

UPDATE: This IS quiet! Well, laugh at me, but it turned out that I accidentally plugged the fan to the motherboard's NB fan connector. That's why it kept running at its maximum speed. Now I connected it correctly, it spins at 800~900 rpm at idle and IT IS VERY QUIET. (Well, the reviews already said...
by eternizer
Sat Apr 15, 2006 5:31 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: FA812N: GlobalWin's AMD K8 Cooler w/ 120mm fan
Replies: 10
Views: 2981

Well, I just installed this GlobalWin HSF and jmke, you guessed right! It's definitely loud. Considering good reviews on this fan, I guess this thing currently runs at maximum speed. My CPU temp is 30~35 oC, so I'll try to reduce the fan speed. I haven't figured out how though... Btw, I was very dis...
by eternizer
Fri Apr 14, 2006 12:54 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: FA812N: GlobalWin's AMD K8 Cooler w/ 120mm fan
Replies: 10
Views: 2981

Then I'd blame you, jmke! I was waiting for your review of April HS roundup coming up, especially for the Alpine and Verticool II, but you lazy procrastinator! :lol: Well, I have to build my system this weekend, so I must have a HS, and I was planning to get this fan anyway... But I still suspect th...
by eternizer
Thu Apr 13, 2006 6:08 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: FA812N: GlobalWin's AMD K8 Cooler w/ 120mm fan
Replies: 10
Views: 2981

FA812N: GlobalWin's AMD K8 Cooler w/ 120mm fan

If you bought an OEM CPU (one without stock HSF) and need something temporary untill your dream HSF shows up, this could be your perfect solution~ http://www.globalwin.com.tw/products/cooler/k8/images/fa812n.jpg Manufacturer's product description page is here . I think this can adequately cool any l...
by eternizer
Thu Apr 13, 2006 4:45 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD A64 TDP Poll
Replies: 71
Views: 69721

Apparently different multiplier gives different TDP.
Storm's 3000+ (DH8-E6) and msm_zgok's 3000 (DH8-E6) show different TDPs...
by eternizer
Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:34 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD A64 TDP Poll
Replies: 71
Views: 69721

Storm wrote:CPU Speed: 1000.00 (200.00 x 5.0)
Did you lower its multiplier? I thought 3000+ got multiplier 9.
Lowering multiplier doesn't change the reported TDP, does it?
by eternizer
Tue Apr 11, 2006 6:44 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Can SI-120 passively cool this CPU?
Replies: 13
Views: 4164

Thanks for the advice, diver! I agree with you. The air flow is not optimally aligned for XP/SI-120. Only if I were to find good alternatives... The case is too short, no decent vertical HS would fit in. MikeC mentioned Spire's VertiCool II, but reviews from other sites were somewhat disappointing. ...
by eternizer
Tue Apr 11, 2006 9:57 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Can SI-120 passively cool this CPU?
Replies: 13
Views: 4164

My NSK2400 arrived this morning. Now I have to order my heatsink real soon... Still torn between XP-120 and SI-120 though... :?
by eternizer
Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:30 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Can SI-120 passively cool this CPU?
Replies: 13
Views: 4164

After all, XP-120 might be a better idea... However, the additional fins at the lower side of XP-120 might hinder air flow by the case fans. Probably I will just buy either heatsink without waiting for SPCR posting its review of NSK2400 and then regret to see later bunch of nice suggestions of the H...
by eternizer
Mon Apr 10, 2006 1:11 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Can SI-120 passively cool this CPU?
Replies: 13
Views: 4164

Well, I'm getting Biostar TForce6100-939 in a few days. I'll see how it's gonna be aligned. Btw, considering most 120mm fan height to be 25mm, SI-120 might be too tall (90mm) to place a fan on top of it. Total height will be 115mm and only 5mm left. I doubt 5mm is enough for this HSF to breathe... W...
by eternizer
Sun Apr 09, 2006 1:22 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Can SI-120 passively cool this CPU?
Replies: 13
Views: 4164

theyre not even oriented right to take advantage of case ariflow (which is usually front to back, and on a SI-120, case airflow would just shoot over the heatsink. Antec NSK2400 is equipped with 2 "sidemounted" 120mm fans. So, the case airflow is NOT front to back. I would rather go for a Ninja. Pl...
by eternizer
Sat Apr 08, 2006 8:37 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Can SI-120 passively cool this CPU?
Replies: 13
Views: 4164

Can SI-120 passively cool this CPU?

This might be a silly question, but... MikeC indicated in another thread that Antec NSK2400 case had "a ton of directed airflow focused at the CPU point -- maybe even more than in the P180." I'm wondering if Thermalright's SI-120 can passively cool my A64 3000+ venice (E6) in this case. According to...
by eternizer
Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec NSK2400 available?
Replies: 46
Views: 18119

Shoot! Should've waited just another day...
Well, anybody needs an AC Freezer 64 Pro, call your price! :lol: