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by porkchop
Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is there any fan control inside windows for Gigabyte Brix?
Replies: 7
Views: 4723

Re: Is there any fan control inside windows for Gigabyte Bri

necro-post.

speedfan support should be added soon, presumably beta first then stable.

hooray for owners who will benefit!
by porkchop
Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is there any fan control inside windows for Gigabyte Brix?
Replies: 7
Views: 4723

Re: Is there any fan control inside windows for Gigabyte Bri

pretty sure it isn't, intel lists the max temp as 95C and it was <70C at the time, from memory the cpu was still turbo boosting to 2.4ghz. i'm actually surprised by how high it is considering the load power for cpu ang gpu separately, by simple addition it should only have been ~17-18w. like i said ...
by porkchop
Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:29 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is there any fan control inside windows for Gigabyte Brix?
Replies: 7
Views: 4723

Re: Is there any fan control inside windows for Gigabyte Bri

unfortunately the fan/chipset doesn't show up at all, almost certain now that speedfan simply doesn't support it yet.
by porkchop
Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is there any fan control inside windows for Gigabyte Brix?
Replies: 7
Views: 4723

Re: Is there any fan control inside windows for Gigabyte Bri

ok, this should be the last bits of info from me. temps drop by about 10C when running out of the case. not all that surprising considering the fairly restricted intakes, expect even better improvements for the other components since they're almost completely enclosed with no air in or out. opening ...
by porkchop
Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Brix Pro in an Akasa Euler semi-fanless case
Replies: 11
Views: 8582

Re: Brix Pro in an Akasa Euler semi-fanless case

wow. mighty impressive mods.

it's a little strange seeing the nuc sized mb inside an itx case, but understandable considering the thermal envelope and, well, the case was there!

no wifi?
by porkchop
Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:24 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is there any fan control inside windows for Gigabyte Brix?
Replies: 7
Views: 4723

Re: Is there any fan control inside windows for Gigabyte Bri

easy tune was a bust but i found something else that works, argus monitor. bad news is that it's not free. perhaps when speedfan is updated support may be added. 20% fan speed = ~1850rpm which is extremely quiet and very acceptable. not sure how much temps are affected but right now during normal us...
by porkchop
Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is there any fan control inside windows for Gigabyte Brix?
Replies: 7
Views: 4723

Is there any fan control inside windows for Gigabyte Brix?

got my j1900 based brix up and running a couple of nights ago, unfortunately there is only the option of smart fan control on/off in the bios. according to hwmonitor the fans minimum speed is ~2600rpm and climbs slightly with some use, temps are low ~45-55C. it sounds like monitor buzz, kind of ok a...
by porkchop
Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:49 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 341591

Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey

dell p2214h - silent!

had to drop in to post this :)

it turns out that this new pwm/flicker free backlighting thing may very well be our salvation.
by porkchop
Tue May 27, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: frankensink returns! passive undervolted/clocked a6-5400k.
Replies: 0
Views: 1607

frankensink returns! passive undervolted/clocked a6-5400k.

version one from a few years back, stock hd2600 heat sink + zalman nbf47. http://i60.tinypic.com/2hnbbd3.jpg current version, modded coolermaster hyper tx2 + stock pentium heat sink + arctic cooling alpine 64, friction fit. http://i61.tinypic.com/2cnbdsh.jpg a6-5400k 1.4ghz@0.756v ~ 2.4ghz@0.877v, g...
by porkchop
Tue May 20, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD Kabini: Athlon 5350 Desktop SoC
Replies: 22
Views: 17753

Re: AMD Kabini: Athlon 5350 Desktop SoC

I bought a 5350 and was worried about the stock fan on the heatsink ruining my hope for a dead silent PC. I figured I'd buy a new heatsink when they had one available for this socket, but I've found that the BIOS lets me turn the fan off unless the CPU gets to warm. This essentially means I am almo...
by porkchop
Fri May 16, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-Trail vs AM1 (and the winner is...)
Replies: 17
Views: 17362

Re: Bay-Trail vs AM1 (and the winner is...)

i pick amd, but only because i'm a sucker for them :) a few points: users have reported high temps on the power circuitry for the on board psu (full load, ssd only), the problem is that there's no actual rating for the thing so we don't know how hard we can push it. having said that, a few hdds are ...
by porkchop
Sun May 04, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: msata ssd in a half sized mini pcie slot?
Replies: 7
Views: 2358

Re: msata ssd in a half sized mini pcie slot?

thanks but unfortunately i was looking at amd am1 boards, which from what i can tell all have half sized and i assume pcie only slots. it's still a very new platform though so who knows what will happen in the coming weeks and months.

fingers crossed.
by porkchop
Sun May 04, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: msata ssd in a half sized mini pcie slot?
Replies: 7
Views: 2358

Re: msata ssd in a half sized mini pcie slot?

:)

oh well, i was looking at an itx mb, chances are though it won't do msata.

it would've been amazing though, using a pico the only wire would be the 12v cpu one.
by porkchop
Sun May 04, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: msata ssd in a half sized mini pcie slot?
Replies: 7
Views: 2358

Re: msata ssd in a half sized mini pcie slot?

i believe there are slots that are compatible with both.

the real question i guess is whether the pins are still making contact if the card isn't all the way down, any thoughts?

edit: i think some lenovo laptops can 'switch' modes.
by porkchop
Sun May 04, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: msata ssd in a half sized mini pcie slot?
Replies: 7
Views: 2358

msata ssd in a half sized mini pcie slot?

from what i know cards go in at an angle, are pushed down and screwed in.

so if i were to put in a full sized card, pushed it down as far as it would go and held it there somehow (it would be at an angle, not flat like it should be), would it still work?
by porkchop
Thu May 01, 2014 11:41 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: QUIETING down an MSI Radeon 7700 Video Card!
Replies: 3
Views: 2205

Re: QUIETING down an MSI Radeon 7700 Video Card!

download the msi afterburner program, cross your fingers and hope it works with your card!
by porkchop
Thu May 01, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD Kabini: Athlon 5350 Desktop SoC
Replies: 22
Views: 17753

Re: AMD Kabini: Athlon 5350 Desktop SoC

some interesting custom heat sink mounting

passive cooling at the bottom with some nice numbers using a 90mm fan sized tower (23C ambient, 30min. prime95 cpu 46C mb 53C).
by porkchop
Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help for a 450€ budget quiet PC - help to start well
Replies: 61
Views: 21246

Re: Help for a 450€ budget quiet PC - help to start well

how cpu dependant is lightroom? does it rule out the new amd kabini apus?
by porkchop
Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 101301

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

@ xan_user

:shock: i love it!
by porkchop
Mon Apr 21, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD Kabini: Athlon 5350 Desktop SoC
Replies: 22
Views: 17753

Re: AMD Kabini: Athlon 5350 Desktop SoC

That DOES make it a cooler review..... The CPU cooler comes with the CPU, there is no alternative (currently) to the provided CPU cooler and I have no idea how loud it is. Andy er... no? i would like to know how loud it is too. the fact that there aren't other coolers available at the moment doesn'...
by porkchop
Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:30 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD Kabini: Athlon 5350 Desktop SoC
Replies: 22
Views: 17753

Re: AMD Kabini: Athlon 5350 Desktop SoC

the asrock am1h-itx with dc in for $65 is unprecedented i think. there's one test on youtube with an msi am1i and 5350 that does ~10w idle, cheap meter though so who knows how accurate it is. edit: i think some noise numbers would've been nice too. i understand it isn't a cooler review, but since th...
by porkchop
Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 101301

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

sorry to hear about the manufacturing problems, really sucks that you're at the mercy of the shop... but what can you do?

that acrylic side panel is crazy nice.
by porkchop
Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: has anyone here used a pico-box(chinese picopsu) psu?
Replies: 14
Views: 11361

Re: has anyone here used a pico-box(chinese picopsu) psu?

i completely forgot that half of one side panel is holes, i think i was picturing the newer q11 in my head.

with the psu and it's fan gone though you will need a new source of intake/exhaust.
by porkchop
Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent AMD A10-6800K PC - Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced
Replies: 18
Views: 11541

Re: Silent AMD A10-6800K PC - Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanc

are you still taking temps within bios?

a lot of fm2 users have found that power consumption while in bios is abnormally high (myself included), an a10 user in another forum reported 100+ watts!
by porkchop
Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:05 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: has anyone here used a pico-box(chinese picopsu) psu?
Replies: 14
Views: 11361

Re: has anyone here used a pico-box(chinese picopsu) psu?

makes sense, it was always going to be even more of a niche than a regular pico.

probably a bad choice for a q07 though as it would block one of the few holes in the case, then again you don't have to install it where the regular psu goes.
by porkchop
Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:54 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: has anyone here used a pico-box(chinese picopsu) psu?
Replies: 14
Views: 11361

Re: has anyone here used a pico-box(chinese picopsu) psu?

oh wow, that's pretty nice. in all seriousness though is there a point? a seasonic 350gtm (tfx 80+gold) should be more efficient, has less volume if you include the bricks and is most likely better electronically. the only area it would lose is noise, where the fan will start spinning at higher loads.
by porkchop
Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: has anyone here used a pico-box(chinese picopsu) psu?
Replies: 14
Views: 11361

Re: has anyone here used a pico-box(chinese picopsu) psu?

what i can tell you is that efficiency is decent, i calculate it to be about 93%(pico only). and according to the mb readouts the 12v line is much tighter, i agree its probably not much to go by but while i was using the picopsu-80 and delta 12v brick the 12v line ranged from ~11.89-11.48v. my cpu i...
by porkchop
Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:27 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: has anyone here used a pico-box(chinese picopsu) psu?
Replies: 14
Views: 11361

Re: has anyone here used a pico-box(chinese picopsu) psu?

i have brick envy... mine is: amd a6-5400k msi fm2-a55m-e33 2x2gb kingston ddr3 1600mhz 1.35v intel 80gb g2 ssd one 120mm fan pico-box z3-atx idle with level v 65w brick(from bros laptop) was 18w, level iii 135w brick was 20-21w. with a picopsu-80 and non rated delta brick was 18w. with an antec 350...
by porkchop
Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:24 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Scythe Quiet Drive 2.5" with 7mm HDD?
Replies: 5
Views: 1949

Re: Scythe Quiet Drive 2.5" with 7mm HDD?

it should be fine, there's minimal heat in the first place so contact with only the bottom and sides is plenty.

your drive should run cooler in the sqd compared to being bare.
by porkchop
Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:23 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Scythe Quiet Drive 2.5" with 7mm HDD?
Replies: 5
Views: 1949

Re: Scythe Quiet Drive 2.5" with 7mm HDD?

it'll fit, there'll just be a 2mm gap.