Search found 9 matches

by bitpoh
Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How to clone Harddrive please.
Replies: 26
Views: 5560

Re: How to clone Harddrive please.

Mattyc, You should be able to download Seagate DiscWizard from here: http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=DiscWizard&vgnextoid=d9fd4a3cdde5c010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD It's Windows based and it will allow you to clone your old drive to the new drive without having to reinstall Win...
by bitpoh
Fri Jul 27, 2007 3:51 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Need MicroATX motherboard with AGP 3.3v slot
Replies: 12
Views: 4304

You may want to look for micro ATX Socket-A boards based on VIA KT333 chipset because they usually feature Universal AGP slots that would work with your Voodoo 5500. KT333 is arguably more modern than i815 because it supports DDR SDRAM wheras i815 is limited to SDR SDRAM. The KM266 based Biostar M7V...
by bitpoh
Tue May 22, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is this true about 2.5" drives?
Replies: 16
Views: 5346

Fujitsu also has what they called Extended Duty series of 2.5" HDDs that are meant for 7/24 operations, check out the spec sheets here:
http://www.fujitsu.com/downloads/COMP/f ... et-ext.pdf
by bitpoh
Sun Mar 25, 2007 6:06 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Is Acer Aspire L100 quiet?
Replies: 11
Views: 14922

Proteus, what hard drive is included in your machine? Any chance if the noise/heat can be reduced by swapping out the hard drive with a quieter/cooler running one?
by bitpoh
Thu Sep 14, 2006 12:35 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: High pitch noise from Antec Phantom 500 when computer off ?
Replies: 21
Views: 8460

This is my second Phantom failing on me and I have no more tolerance for Antec psus. They might have super duper mega excellent rma service but it's still amazing how they seem to let so many bad psus go through their testing. Very true, I shudder to think how many RMA's it is if you add up all the...
by bitpoh
Thu Sep 14, 2006 6:31 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Warning! Antec SP 2.0 450W produces high-pitched tone
Replies: 26
Views: 14830

I am stuck with a perfectly good looking Overture II case without a PSU because Antec uses a proprietary ATX PSU for the Overture II. I guess it's no surprising that they want $80 for a replacement PSU, which essentially is the price of a new Overture II altogether. :(
by bitpoh
Wed Sep 13, 2006 7:44 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: High pitch noise from Antec Phantom 500 when computer off ?
Replies: 21
Views: 8460

1. PSU plugged in to household AC but switched OFF: no whine. 2. PSU plugged in and switched on but PC not turned on: whine. 3. PSU plugged in, PC running: whine not audible but may still be there. when i switch the power on behind the PSU while my power bar is turned on, i don't hear the whine fro...
by bitpoh
Wed Sep 13, 2006 7:40 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Warning! Antec SP 2.0 450W produces high-pitched tone
Replies: 26
Views: 14830

The culprit is bad capacitors

I have a Antec Overture II case that came with a TruePower PSU, which started to squeel loudly (even when the computer is OFF) after 8 months of very infrequent use (computer was probably turned on for less than 10 hours per month average). Since I already voided the warranty when I modified the fan...