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by disphenoidal
Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:12 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermalright HR-03 GTX & Silenx Noiseless GPU cooler Rev
Replies: 4
Views: 2071

Is there a review of the HR-03 somewhere around here? I skimmed the review, both look reasonable to me. I saw the issue they had with cooling the voltage regulators. Would there be room to attach small heatsinks to the voltage regulators? I have an 8800GT with the Arctic Cooling Accelero, or whateve...
by disphenoidal
Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help, System won't POST
Replies: 8
Views: 1741

I have my keyboard plugged into the p/s 2 port, and my mouse connected to the USB. I had a graphics card plugged into the pci-e slot, removed it and tried to use the onboard video, but it didn't change anything. Right now the graphics card is removed and the onboard video is connected to the monitor...
by disphenoidal
Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help, System won't POST
Replies: 8
Views: 1741

Hi Neil,

I tried this, inserting one stick at a time into each of the 4 slots, and nothing changed. I'm starting to think my motherboard has kicked the bucket?


Thanks!
by disphenoidal
Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:55 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help, System won't POST
Replies: 8
Views: 1741

Hi Neil, I'm pretty sure the PSU is working, as it's fan turns on, and so does my CPU fan, even when I don't get POST beeps. I have since unplugged the CPU fan, though, just in case. Right now I'm starting it by shorting the power switch header on the board. I've been testing with the onboard video....
by disphenoidal
Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help, System won't POST
Replies: 8
Views: 1741

Not that I know of. Why?
by disphenoidal
Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help, System won't POST
Replies: 8
Views: 1741

Need help, System won't POST

Hi all, I could use some help diagnosing a problem with my pc. You could say it's a little bit too silent these days. 8) I'd been having some problems booting lately, where it would start to POST, but shutdown and restart again before finishing. It would do this a few times, and eventually POST succ...
by disphenoidal
Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:13 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: PPW Comparison
Replies: 5
Views: 4300

PPW Comparison

I found this article comparing PPW for a few different systems. Haven't had a chance to read it too closely, but looks interesting.


http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/640
by disphenoidal
Fri Sep 26, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hello, friend, your urgent help needed
Replies: 58
Views: 12286

Things I'm tired of hearing: 1. Partisan bickering. Can we please redirect our energy away from hating whatever party we don't belong to, and take a moment to calmly evaluate each party's stance? Whether or not an idea is morally reprehensible to you--e.g., the death penalty--you should be able to r...
by disphenoidal
Tue Jul 15, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Nvidia GPU folding question
Replies: 2
Views: 2611

Thanks for the heads up. Watched pot never boils, I suppose. I let it run without opening the visualization and now it goes, goes, goes. Damn, this client is much faster than I expected.
by disphenoidal
Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:06 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Best Way to Partition HDD?
Replies: 32
Views: 7539

Best Way to Partition HDD?

Like it says above, what's the best practice for partitioning a HDD? My goals are ease of maintenance--in case of O/S reinstall, for example--and performance improvement, if possible. I'm not so concerned with reliability, as I have a RAID-1 array in place. I've got 500GB to work with.
by disphenoidal
Sun Jul 13, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Nvidia GPU folding question
Replies: 2
Views: 2611

Nvidia GPU folding question

I've started folding on my 8800GT, but I'm not entirely sure that I've set up the client correctly. All I needed to do was download the CUDA drivers from Nvidia and download the new client, and it started right up. But in the display it says the current work unit name is "test protein A," and it onl...
by disphenoidal
Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:20 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Hypothetical System: Worth It?
Replies: 4
Views: 3191

Based on the above, it sounds like building this system wouldn't be worth it, given that it would also be possible to build separate systems that would provide greater performance anyway, especially if I can use Intel processors. As I mentioned above, I wanted to use AMD CPUs because I could fit AM2...
by disphenoidal
Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:08 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Hypothetical System: Worth It?
Replies: 4
Views: 3191

Hypothetical System: Worth It?

A friend and I were discussing putting together a server for a project we were working on, and were wondering if it would be worth upgrading it into a folding box. The question is, how much of a return would we get? If we built it, I think we would go with a dual Opteron 2346HE system. It's a Barcel...
by disphenoidal
Wed Jul 02, 2008 11:20 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Hal W. Hardenbergh (Felger Carbon) died - RIP
Replies: 35
Views: 83613

My condolences to all his friends and family, whether they knew him as Felger or Hal or anything else.

I know he will be missed around here. Felger Carbon posts were always among my favorites.
by disphenoidal
Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:47 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: [Metal] Foam
Replies: 1
Views: 1346

For a while I worked in a NiMH battery plant, and nickel-foam was involved. Although other than raiding their scrap bin, I don't know where you could get some. Maybe search for battery industry suppliers and see if you could score a few samples?
by disphenoidal
Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:51 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: AnandTech Interview with PC Power & Cooling Founder
Replies: 13
Views: 4540

I was interested until I read:
DD: Systems with multiple CPUs and GPUs can actually draw around 1000W.
How many CPUs and GPUs does that take? More than almost any 1kW PSU owner uses, I imagine. After that, I figured I wouldn't get anything straight from this article and closed it.
by disphenoidal
Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:38 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Formatting External Drive
Replies: 3
Views: 1570

Formatting External Drive

If I buy an OEM drive for use in an external enclosure, will I need to format it first? If so, can I do this with a USB enclosure? I presume that if this is possible, it will take a long time. I'm concerned because at the moment I only have access to my laptop, so I can't connect the drive to an ATA...
by disphenoidal
Sun Dec 30, 2007 11:36 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Can I do better?
Replies: 6
Views: 2569

I agree, I personally don't like doors that much. I think the appearance of the P180 is pretty good, but I don't care for the other antec offerings. I also like the chambers on the P180, and some of the built in hard drive vibration damping. Always compromises.
by disphenoidal
Fri Dec 28, 2007 1:58 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Can I do better?
Replies: 6
Views: 2569

The Antec offerings are indeed favored around here, but it is by no means impossible to build a quiet PC in another case. Your temperatures are very low, but they are not load temperatures, which I think are more important. However, I would assume that your load temperatures would also be very accep...
by disphenoidal
Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:01 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Apevia X-QPack
Replies: 2
Views: 8540

I have an Ultra Micro-Fly, which is think is identical to this case. The problem with mine was hard disk vibration. I tried a very basic decoupling using rubber washers, but it still vibrates audibly. As this is Silent PC Review, this single problem is a big deal to me. I rest my heavy IBM keyboard ...
by disphenoidal
Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:24 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Photo of Antec snakelight part
Replies: 5
Views: 3642

There has to be a resistor in series with the diode, to limit the current through it. I think the forward voltage through white LEDs is pretty high, maybe as much as 4V, so whatever you power it with must provide at least that much voltage. Assuming a 4V forward voltage, and 20mA current, running it...
by disphenoidal
Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:45 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Making q6600 silent [updated] [pictures] [56k warning]
Replies: 40
Views: 17213

I wouldn't put too much faith into BIOS voltage indicators. They're not that accurate. If you're satisfied with the noise level, and your system is stable, then just stick with the 450 watt unit. My S12-380 is very quiet, certainly quieter than my hard drives. Personally, I think an S12 is quiet eno...
by disphenoidal
Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:42 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: The Cooler Master Hyper 212 - a really bad tower heatsink
Replies: 9
Views: 4333

I do like how they list "mirror-finished base" as an advantage. What, exactly, is the benefit of a polished base if in the end, you only get "moderate performance?" That's the beauty of review sites. They can always find something positive in even the worst products, lest their supply of review samp...
by disphenoidal
Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:36 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Making q6600 silent [updated] [pictures] [56k warning]
Replies: 40
Views: 17213

I don't think there are any fans that are truly quiet at 12V. My advice is to stick with your Yate Loons and undervolt them. Scythes won't be any better. And lose that OCZ.
by disphenoidal
Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:19 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Koolance TMS-100K for fan control...
Replies: 4
Views: 2274

I would imagine it is a PWM controller as well. The big IC in the center is a microcontroller (I can see the Microchip brand logo pretty well, but that's about it). I remember reading some reviews of the sunbeam device, I think the problem with it was the software? That seems like the most likely we...
by disphenoidal
Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:05 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: are you satisfied with the noise level of your system?
Replies: 58
Views: 28780

I thought I was, briefly, but then I realized the power had cut out for a minute and my computer was off.
by disphenoidal
Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New levels of marketing stupidity - Ultra X3 1600W PSU
Replies: 28
Views: 10808

Doesn't anyone realize this is ideal for SPCR? You could connect a house full of computers to this thing, then put it somewhere you can't hear it. It would be like taking 5 PSUs out of your house. I can't believe I never thought of this earlier!
by disphenoidal
Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:52 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Advice about Cooler Master Extreme 430w PSU
Replies: 4
Views: 2058

Second the recommendation for Fortron.
by disphenoidal
Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:29 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Sladesurfer's Various cooling method *56K Warning*
Replies: 4
Views: 2019

The blue glow from the front of your Centurion 5 is intense. :shock: Is the hardware the same in all of these pictures, but with different cooling methods? if so, what kind of temps and noise levels did you get? Did you settle on one of the methods? Also, I can't believe nobody has said anything abo...
by disphenoidal
Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:06 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120 V Fans
Replies: 11
Views: 4188

The sticky at the top of this page has a few 120VAC fans on it, but I don't know how current it is.