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by badkarma
Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4650 low profile half height available?
Replies: 12
Views: 10729

Seen quite a few pics of low profile HD4350's but not HD4650. Sorry.
by badkarma
Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI Radeon 4550 - 25W - Silent from birth
Replies: 30
Views: 19449

Have yet to see a vendor with a passively cooled HD4550 yet. ATI's HD4550 is passively cooled but HIS, Sapphire, Powercolor, etc all are actively cooled.
by badkarma
Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:26 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: ATA over Ethernet (AoE)
Replies: 30
Views: 20360

badkarma, how did you go flashing gPXE into your NIC or motherboard BIOS? I'm looking for a recommendation for PCI Express gigabit NICs with jumbo frame support and programmable rom for PXE. Any suggestions? I haven't... yet. You can use the chainloading method with any PXE enabled NIC (I think ALL...
by badkarma
Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: SilverStone LC19 + GA-MA78GM-S2H + X2 4850e - Some Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 5470

http://www.directron.com/p61.html

45mm overall height? Don't know if that would fit still.

UPDATE: Nevermind, 35mm overall height is required. SST Guy, any plans for a S775 low profile cooler in the near future?
by badkarma
Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: SilverStone LC19 + GA-MA78GM-S2H + X2 4850e - Some Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 5470

http://www.silverstonetek.com/products/p_contents.php?pno=nt07-am2&area= Looks good but how about a Socket 775 low profile cooler? I think people will be interested in putting an Intel G45 board into the LC19. Do you know what overall height HSF is required to fit the LC19? How about the LC05/09?
by badkarma
Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:52 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: SilverStone LC19 + GA-MA78GM-S2H + X2 4850e - Some Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 5470

Any alternatives to the Hiper cooler? Can't find those coolers outside of UK. The LC19 is a nice case, but need to fit a low profile cooler on the cpu.
by badkarma
Sat Jun 14, 2008 2:32 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Testing out the GeForce 8200 chipset...(ASUS M3N78-EMH HDMI)
Replies: 26
Views: 20349

oberbimbo, Do you mind doing me a favour if you have some time? I'm looking for the PCI:ID for the onboard ethernet on that mobo. Can you run lspci and find the ethernet card. Then lspci -n -s <###> where ### is the first few digital from the beginning of the line like 00:0a.0 or something. Trying ...
by badkarma
Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:59 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Testing out the GeForce 8200 chipset...(ASUS M3N78-EMH HDMI)
Replies: 26
Views: 20349

ldoodle wrote:Am I missing something?

The article is about the NVIDIA 8200 chipset, but the link to HD capabilities points to a review of the AMD 780G chipset?
Actually, no the article is a review of the AMD 780G chipset, but has comparisons to the 8200.
by badkarma
Thu May 01, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: ATA over Ethernet (AoE)
Replies: 30
Views: 20360

Could i have a discless client/initiator boot windows of a linux server/target? Absolutely. Works well too in my testing. My problem is that I require native Windows access to DVB cards, so running linux native target is a roadblock. Obviously, in order to get the higher disk access speeds you will...
by badkarma
Thu May 01, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: ATA over Ethernet (AoE)
Replies: 30
Views: 20360

What do you mean by a linux target? Does that mean you're using it to boot up a Linux operating system? If so, then it really isn't necessary to have that. I'm netbooting Debian GNU/Linux using plain old PXE/tftp/nfs. The reason I'm not getting as good performance as you is that I'm using cheap old...
by badkarma
Thu May 01, 2008 10:19 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: ATA over Ethernet (AoE)
Replies: 30
Views: 20360

badkarma: I see. From what you are telling me it seems like AoE/iSCSI is the better solution. Is it possible to use AoE with sata hd's? You can use AoE with any HD device on the target. It's agnostic that way. You just point the AoE Target application to an image file on your filesystem. I looked a...
by badkarma
Thu May 01, 2008 9:30 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: ATA over Ethernet (AoE)
Replies: 30
Views: 20360

Konata Izumi, Didn't realize PXE can boot Windows directly. Sounds like PXE has to load the entire windows image into RAM. What AoE or iSCSI does is provide a driver, that allows Windows to see an AoE/iSCSI disk as a local disk. I use PXE to chainload gPXE which then boots off AoE/iSCSI. On a Gigabi...
by badkarma
Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anybody gone HD-less?
Replies: 55
Views: 18578

Not standard Windows? Which part are you talking about? Only that it is not part of Windows OS as it is distributed, and nothing more. From your posts it also sounds recent. None of this is intended to be negative. Oh AoE is definitely not a standard OS thing. iSCSI however is, you can download Mic...
by badkarma
Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anybody gone HD-less?
Replies: 55
Views: 18578

I do better than that from a comparable setup; NFS on FreeBSD is a tad slow though. It seems that what you are describing is not "standard Windows." How would it usually be handled? Through terminal services? Not standard Windows? Which part are you talking about? For AoE, the AoE system drive just...
by badkarma
Sun Apr 20, 2008 2:56 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anybody gone HD-less?
Replies: 55
Views: 18578

Not limited to *nix OS'es ether. Spent the last week getting an XP install booting via AoE (ATA over Ethernet). Using gigabit ethernet (without jumbo frames) my "drive" speeds are excellent, 50MBps which is not much slower than the actual drive in the AoE server. I figured that there should be a wa...
by badkarma
Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:36 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Testing out the GeForce 8200 chipset...(ASUS M3N78-EMH HDMI)
Replies: 26
Views: 20349

Well there are no adjustments for undervolting I can find in the BIOS of this board. Asus has really skimped on BIOS features. As for software undervolting, I can't seem to find the patches against Linux enabling it to undervolt AMD K8 :( There's a new bios dated April 10th version 0404 you may wan...
by badkarma
Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:44 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anybody gone HD-less?
Replies: 55
Views: 18578

No local mass storage whatsoever is possible. In linux, that is... I already did it 5 years ago, my file server was in a storage room, and the PC in my room had _no_ _mass_ _storage_ _whatsoever_. No floppy, no optical, no flash, no hard drive, nothing! That's what I meant. It is not limited to Lin...
by badkarma
Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:50 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Testing out the GeForce 8200 chipset...(ASUS M3N78-EMH HDMI)
Replies: 26
Views: 20349

oberbimbo, Do you mind doing me a favour if you have some time? I'm looking for the PCI:ID for the onboard ethernet on that mobo. Can you run lspci and find the ethernet card. Then lspci -n -s <###> where ### is the first few digital from the beginning of the line like 00:0a.0 or something. Trying t...
by badkarma
Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:51 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: X3350 (Q9450) first impressions
Replies: 15
Views: 8657

Have you tried undervolting your X3350? I'm just curious as the Q9450 is rated for 0.85V – 1.3625V and the X3350 is rated for 1.212V. I'm pretty sure it's just because it's a server chip. I have a X3350 retail sitting in the box. Going to lend it to a friend to review on his site. Actually if Mike...
by badkarma
Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: ATA over Ethernet (AoE)
Replies: 30
Views: 20360

No one's mentioned AoE or iSCSI since 2005-2006? Thought I'd bring this one up from the dead. Unfortunately for me, I'm restricted to a Windows storage server, as I plan on running Mediaportal TVE3 server on it as well. AoE From what I've seen, there's no Windows AoE targets, so I can't run AoE. A f...
by badkarma
Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 425333

pashap wrote:coolermaster elite rc-330

only 42$ canadian
Anyone use this case? Thinking bout using it for a RAID media server build of my old parts. It'll be in the next room other side of the wall to my theatre. Doesn't need to be super quiet, as long as it's not crazy loud.
by badkarma
Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:06 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Testing out the GeForce 8200 chipset...(ASUS M3N78-EMH HDMI)
Replies: 26
Views: 20349

oberbimbo wrote:Sorry, no idea about HD acceleration (not supported under Linux) and LPCM I can't test because of lack of support for it in my receiver :(
Do you have a blu-ray or hd-dvd drive? Curious if your cpu/mobo combo can handle full bitrate bluray/hddvd rips in linux via eac3to.
by badkarma
Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Testing out the GeForce 8200 chipset...(ASUS M3N78-EMH HDMI)
Replies: 26
Views: 20349

You been able to get HD hardware acceleration working well? How about heat? I heard the 8300 was being delayed due to heat. Curious if the 8200 suffers heat problems but at a lesser degree. How about multichannel LPCM via HDMI? Have you been able to test that?

Also what Bios version are you running?
by badkarma
Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:06 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: In-Win BL series cases...
Replies: 0
Views: 1372

In-Win BL series cases...

Hi all, Looking to build myself a cheap Mediaportal "extender". Planning on using a Nvidia 8200 board with a BE-2350 Athlon. The In-Win BL series has caught my eye, as it's cheap and comes with a PSU and don't look too shabby. I can't seem to find the BL640 or BL634 anywhere online, only the BL631. ...
by badkarma
Thu Aug 24, 2006 2:15 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 80mm to 120mm fan Adapters?
Replies: 8
Views: 3094

OK. Thanks...
by badkarma
Thu Aug 24, 2006 12:28 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 80mm to 120mm fan Adapters?
Replies: 8
Views: 3094

80mm to 120mm fan Adapters?

Hi,

I have an Origenae X11 case that only has 80mm fan mounts, 2 in the rear and one under the HD cage. I was wondering of replacing the 2 rear 80mm fans with a single 120mm using an adapter would work. Would I see any benefit even though the airflow is going through a 80mm hole? How about noise?
by badkarma
Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:35 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung Spinpoint T - 300 & 400 GB
Replies: 74
Views: 62755

Howard wrote:Anybody know what the difference is between the HD400LJ and the HD401LJ?
I got the HD401J actually. The HD401J has 16MB cache the HD400J has 8MB cache.
by badkarma
Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:23 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung Spinpoint T - 300 & 400 GB
Replies: 74
Views: 62755

I just bought mine yesterday and installed it. It's definitely very quiet. I moved my louder system drive further into the case and put the HD401LJ closer to the outside of the case. It's great, I don't hear it over my loud fans, but I'm hoping I won't hear it over my watercooling loop I plan on put...
by badkarma
Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:05 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: External Radiators?
Replies: 42
Views: 20364

I'd definetely suggest and Innovatek Konvect O Matic Ultra for your system. I've been passively water cooling my Intel 640, Ati X50XT, i955 North Bridge and Samsung 200 GB HDD over 7 months and I'm absolutely pleased with the results. My desktop runs quieter then every laptop on the market both at ...
by badkarma
Mon Aug 14, 2006 1:35 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung Spinpoint T - 300 & 400 GB
Replies: 74
Views: 62755

Any more reviews on the HD401LJ? Was thinking about picking one up after Alfred's opinions. I originally was looking at the 300GB T series, but someone mentioned the 250GB P series (SP2504C) was faster an quieter. But if the HD401LJ performs faster and is quieter than the SP2504C, I'll grab one of t...