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by zoatebix
Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Thinking of finally upgrading: LGA 1155 for about $1000
Replies: 3
Views: 768

Re: Thinking of finally upgrading: LGA 1155 for about $1000

Thanks for the reply! The Seasonic would be the safest bet since it has been reviewed here at SPCR. You can't be sure that the Rosewill be quiet enough, unlike the Seasonic. True! Good thought. If I want to save money, I could always go for a M12II, I guess. There's a CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO, the...
by zoatebix
Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Thinking of finally upgrading: LGA 1155 for about $1000
Replies: 3
Views: 768

Thinking of finally upgrading: LGA 1155 for about $1000

Would anyone care to give this parts list a once-over? http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=24432647 Some concerns, in no particular order: I'm awfully torn about that gigabyte board, and not just because of the tacky branding. Asus' UEFI and software tools in gener...
by zoatebix
Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: NZXT Havik 140: NZXT's First CPU Heatsink
Replies: 4
Views: 2707

Re: NZXT Havik 140: NZXT's First CPU Heatsink

b_rubenstein wrote:This is known as a beat tone http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beat_%28acoustics%29
I think Lawrence is correct in calling the phenomena as intermodulation; beat frequencies are a specific instance of the more general concept.
by zoatebix
Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: "Hot-plugging" fans to a power supply connector
Replies: 15
Views: 4621

Huh. I guess I wasn't as clear as I could have been. Sorry for the confusion, Plekto! I was trying to ask about plugging in fans while the computer is running.
by zoatebix
Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:32 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: "Hot-plugging" fans to a power supply connector
Replies: 15
Views: 4621

Despite my excited sounding "good to hear," I still haven't tried the maneuver.
by zoatebix
Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:31 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How to REALLY delete a hard drive
Replies: 34
Views: 23978

It's possible you got that result because your master file table (or what have you) isn't on the R: partition. Someone should try with a spare drive. EDIT: Hmm, maybe I'm being silly. Why would Format do something to devices/physical drives that it wouldn't do to partitions/logical drives? We may ha...
by zoatebix
Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Need Accelero S1 spare part [AC doesn't answer e-mails]
Replies: 34
Views: 7621

thejamppa wrote:Yeah, the difference is working card.
Yay! I gave a straight-line and someone delivered a joke. Thanks thejampaa.

How many times must we repeat this before we're a comedy duo?
by zoatebix
Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:02 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Need Accelero S1 spare part [AC doesn't answer e-mails]
Replies: 34
Views: 7621

Hmmm - using no spacers, eh? Anyone know how fine a line is there between making excellent contact and crushing a chip?
by zoatebix
Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: "Hot-plugging" fans to a power supply connector
Replies: 15
Views: 4621

Good to hear!

Just for curiosity's sake, motherboard fan headers are a different animal and should be left alone while the computer is running, right?
by zoatebix
Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: "Hot-plugging" fans to a power supply connector
Replies: 15
Views: 4621

"Hot-plugging" fans to a power supply connector

It doesn't feel like a particularly good idea, but I can't think of a reason why plugging in (or unplugging) a fan would be any worse (or better) for the power supply than a hot-swappable drive.

Thoughts?
George
by zoatebix
Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Anandtech 300W to 450W Round Up
Replies: 11
Views: 3663

Between the Nightjar review here and the Element review as part of that Anandtech round-up, it looks like Siliverstone is really having folks manufacture some nice power supplies.
by zoatebix
Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:26 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Resistor values for permanent speed control....
Replies: 7
Views: 1519

I did a little bit of resistor math in this thread . All that's required is reading the fan's label and doing some algebra. That said, I'd recommend doing what others in this thread have recommended: re-wiring your fan to draw 5 volts directly from your power supply. Use the diagrams from this SPCR ...
by zoatebix
Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: FOR 24 HRS: ZONEALARM FIREWALL DOWNLOAD WITH 1 YEAR LICENCE
Replies: 17
Views: 3234

I support everything andyb has said in this thread. I offer Comodo's free firewall as an alternative to PC Tools', and suggest the use of a-squared Free 3.5 in addition to a regimen of Spybot Search and Destroy's and Ad-Aware's on-demand (not background) scanners.
by zoatebix
Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD's Maui HTPC Platform
Replies: 163
Views: 100168

off-topic

It's common for recorded US TV shows to be reduced from 29.97Hz to 23.97Hz. Well, actually it should be exactly 2/3rds of 29.97Hz, or 23.97333 recurring Hz, but everyone seems to use 23.97Hz exactly. This causes big problems, especially on 100Hz TVs. Ideally every third frame exactly should be drop...
by zoatebix
Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:05 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 602786

The word on the street is to use Deino. Googling "folding deino" brings up two relevant threads on the folding forums right at the top of the list. This is the better of the two.
by zoatebix
Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: AVG Free edition not updating lately
Replies: 16
Views: 3712

Out of curiosity, any love for Avira out there?

I've used Avira, Avast, and AVG in the past, and I currently have AVG on the computers that aren't protected with NOD32, but it may be time to re-evaluate things.
by zoatebix
Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:28 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 344082

Acer AL1951 I currently have it set to 100 contrast, 0 brightness, and I just cycled both settings from top to bottom. I put my ear quite closer to the monitor and didn't hear anything, but the ambient noise in here isn't as low as it could be. I'll try again later. EDIT: Two or three times now, up...
by zoatebix
Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice for New Video Editing Build
Replies: 16
Views: 3117

Great! I hope the Xigmatek works out great. It's interesting to see that the Q6600 is still the best value when it comes to an Intel quad-core. I'd recommend Vegas over Pinnacle. When you get your rig up and running, download a trial of Vegas Pro 8.0c to see what you think. If you don't need the dis...
by zoatebix
Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why don't people write descriptive subject lines? (Rant)
Replies: 31
Views: 5363

walle wrote:The two last posts just made my day, nice to see some "pointers" with a blink in the eye.

Thank you.
Don't encourage him. That way lies madness!
by zoatebix
Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:09 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Filling the Gap: ATI HD 4830
Replies: 38
Views: 14910

rpsgc wrote:Maybe someone will host the "defective" BIOS for those who don't mind the performance difference and/or value more the power consumption reduction, eh?
I almost posted the same question in response to the review on Anandtech. I expect there to be more interest here.
by zoatebix
Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice for New Video Editing Build
Replies: 16
Views: 3117

Out of curiosity, what software will you be using?
by zoatebix
Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why don't people write descriptive subject lines? (Rant)
Replies: 31
Views: 5363

[toot my own horn]I'm quite proud of HD 4850: Ethics, Warranties, and Aftermarket Coolers[/toot my own horn]

:wink:
George
by zoatebix
Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:44 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Northbridge cooling - who uses it?
Replies: 11
Views: 3620

nutball wrote:I don't see why anyone would use aftermarket NB cooling unless they're overclocking in some way.
I can think of one: a very loud 40mm fan on the stock heatsink. It hasn't been too long since those disappeared.
by zoatebix
Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:42 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: new FAH rig is unstable
Replies: 23
Views: 12106

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3063/2943813800_170b0b5ed4.jpg They're named "North" and "South" because of their relative positions in a standard tower case - the closer chip to the top of the case is the northbridge or Memory Controller Hub (MCH), and the other is the southbridge or I/O Controller...
by zoatebix
Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: new FAH rig is unstable
Replies: 23
Views: 12106

kittle wrote:interesting on the power supply too...
I mentioned it because RGone has a history of mistrusting Seasonic S12s. He could very well be right, but in my very, very limited experience (one DFI board (a Lanparty UT NF4 SLI-DR) and one old-school Seasonic S12 500W), the power supply was up to the task.
by zoatebix
Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:11 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: new FAH rig is unstable
Replies: 23
Views: 12106

well i found an EIST setting in the bios. turned it off. but there was no visible change in the reboot frequency. Is cpu-z still reporting that your CPU is running at a lower speed than you expect while you're folding? somebody in the FAH forums mentioned fussing with the memory divider. not sure w...
by zoatebix
Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:49 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: new FAH rig is unstable
Replies: 23
Views: 12106

http://csd.dficlub.org/forum/index.php Someone there can probably help you out with bios settings. Some of the helpful people who used to hang out on DFI-Street (later DIY-Street; later still merged with http://forums.overclockersclub.com/) are over there now. Post 4 of this thread will help you nav...
by zoatebix
Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:14 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: new FAH rig is unstable
Replies: 23
Views: 12106

b) I have other issues with the GPU client (nvidia + XP x64 ~ 10ppd). :?: In your first post you said you had an HD3870 512MB... This may be apocryphal, but I recall hearing that Folding at Home will not kick a processor out of SpeedStep or Cool'n'Quiet when it's set to run at Idle priority. If cpu...
by zoatebix
Wed Oct 08, 2008 7:38 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: News on Windows Home Server
Replies: 94
Views: 128756

Also, "home" not "media."

EDIT: The title of the blog post still says "Media." :oops:
by zoatebix
Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: new FAH rig is unstable
Replies: 23
Views: 12106

welp thats the version of prime95 i was running. It ran for 24 hours with no issues. I had a feeling you'd say that :D Good luck with the Gromacs stress tester! I wish I could help you more, but I've never had any SMP folding hang-ups bleed into the operation of the rest of my computer... EDIT: On ...