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by Charuto
Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zotac GeForce 9300-ITX WiFi: Good Things Come in Small Packa
Replies: 57
Views: 38969

I've used this guide:

http://www.sumedh.info/articles/install ... c-asus.php

to install xp from usb.
by Charuto
Sat Jul 18, 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: array of custom mini itx cases
Replies: 45
Views: 94498

Very cool looking. Like something Apple would design.
by Charuto
Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:45 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: CM Elite 340 mATX
Replies: 1
Views: 1103

Yes it does. I used to have this case, but I sold it because I thought the panels were too thin. If that doesn't bother you, it's an ok case if you can get it cheap.
by Charuto
Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec NSK2480, 120.95$CAN, good deal?
Replies: 2
Views: 1189

They go for 30% less than that when they're on sale. But this is in America (specifically in Fry's electronics stores) and who knows when they'll be on sale again.
by Charuto
Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Boys and their toys!
Replies: 54
Views: 10969

One time at my local Fry's there was a cute female employee helping a guy in the CPU/Motherboard/etc section. I overheard some of the things they were saying and it was obvious that: 1. She knew what she was talking about. 2. He was smitten. Not only was it the only time I ever saw a girl know what ...
by Charuto
Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec MX-1: Actively Cooled External HDD Enclosure
Replies: 98
Views: 79140

So I've had one of these for a month now. It's audible, but I took the trade off to keep the hard drive cool Yesterday I turned it on but my notebook didn't detect the hard drive. After some troubleshooting, I found that it now only works with the top off. I'm pretty certain it's not the hard drive ...
by Charuto
Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:40 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Cool N Quiet Issue. Please help.
Replies: 11
Views: 3293

I disabled both processes "ATI Hotkey Poller" and "ATI Smart" in Services and 2 instances of "ati2evxx" through Task Manager. I'm still not sure which particular process is the issue, but I'm just going to figure that out later (sloppy work I know. For now, I'm just glad it's working).
by Charuto
Sun Sep 28, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Cool N Quiet Issue. Please help.
Replies: 11
Views: 3293

Thanks a lot for all the replies. It's working as it should now.
by Charuto
Fri Sep 26, 2008 7:27 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Cool N Quiet Issue. Please help.
Replies: 11
Views: 3293

Ok. So I've checked all my settings. CnQ was on in the BIOS. AMD Processor Driver is good. Minimal Power Management was selected. I restart my computer just because. I open AMD Clock and test everything. Surf the net, listen to some music; everything seems to be fine. Then I open a video file and AM...
by Charuto
Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:34 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Cool N Quiet Issue. Please help.
Replies: 11
Views: 3293

I'm quite sure. But I'll check again when I get home. Thanks.
by Charuto
Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:01 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Cool N Quiet Issue. Please help.
Replies: 11
Views: 3293

Cool N Quiet Issue. Please help.

I've recently moved into the dual core realm with an Athlon X2 BE-2400 and Foxconn A7GM-S motherboard. The issue I have is that the processor doesn't seem to throttle down when my system is idle. However, when I go into my system power settings to make sure it's operating under the "Minimal Power Ma...
by Charuto
Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Speakers buzzing (onboard audio related)...
Replies: 3
Views: 4060

Thanks guys. All the drivers were downloaded from Foxconn. I don't know why I e-mailed Realtek instead of Foxconn, but the tech told me to go into the mixer and mute playback for all non-essential items. That didn't work. In desperation I flashed the bios. Turns out the bios were already up to date,...
by Charuto
Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:36 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Speakers buzzing (onboard audio related)...
Replies: 3
Views: 4060

Speakers buzzing (onboard audio related)...

So I recently got a Foxconn A7GM-S. This motherboard's onboard sound is a Realtek ALC888. Since installing the drivers, there's been a constant high pitched buzzing noise coming from the speakers whenever they're turned on. Furthermore, the problem is also present when I plug a pair of headphones in...
by Charuto
Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:21 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Calling all Turion on desktop users (help needed)
Replies: 2
Views: 1116

When I had one, I seem to remember buying but not needing one of these:

https://shop.msicomputer.com/App/StoreF ... px?ID=1021

with my ZALMAN CNPS7000B-AlCu LED.
by Charuto
Sun Apr 13, 2008 1:42 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: X2 4450e tested on Abit AN-M2: very low power
Replies: 17
Views: 12404

Thanks for this. I like seeing mention of mainboard power consumption.
by Charuto
Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:01 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low power torrent box and print server
Replies: 2
Views: 3420

Low power torrent box and print server

Hey guys. A combination of circumstances requires me to use a laptop in one room as a print server and a desktop in my room (on another floor) is a torrent box. This is rather wasteful so I have decided to consolidate. I first started looking at the Intel D201GLY2. It'd be kept in the same room as t...
by Charuto
Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:54 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: What's wrong with my notebook?
Replies: 3
Views: 3300

Thanks guys. Yeah it was charging. :oops:
by Charuto
Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:18 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: What's wrong with my notebook?
Replies: 3
Views: 3300

What's wrong with my notebook?

So I have a Compaq Presario C502US, Microprocessor: 1.86 GHz Intel® Celeron® M Processor 440 Microprocessor Cache: 1MB L2 Cache Memory: 512MB DDR2 System Memory (1 Dimm) Video Graphics: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 but I swapped the CPU for an Intel Core Solo T1350 and put 2GB of RAM in th...
by Charuto
Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:34 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which one of these fans for Zalman 7000B?
Replies: 1
Views: 1091

Which one of these fans for Zalman 7000B?

So my friend is thinking about putting in a large order at frozencpu.com and I want to piggyback on his shipping to save a couple dollars. Are any of the 92mm fans on that site appropriate for quieting a Zalman CNPS7000B-ALCU? I have it in a matx tower (so the fan's pointing toward the side of the c...
by Charuto
Tue Oct 16, 2007 6:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Recycling CDs
Replies: 10
Views: 3974

Actually, I was looking for something similar a few hours ago (vhs tapes). After sifting through so many replies of people suggesting the asker to make some avant-garde art/furniture, I came across this: http://www.greendisk.com/ If you don't mind paying a processing fee + shipping. Other than them,...
by Charuto
Tue Sep 18, 2007 5:23 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Scythe SCHDBOX-1000 HDD Silencer - thoughts?
Replies: 19
Views: 10080

Can you guys that have this silencer tell us what HDD you put in there? I see a Samsung HDD listed and it is my understanding that those are pretty quiet already. I want to see if this device has a major impact on a noisy HDD (like my Seagate 7200.9).
by Charuto
Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:11 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Antec Solo + Sound Card + Front Audio Ports
Replies: 3
Views: 3209

Antec Solo + Sound Card + Front Audio Ports

I wasn't sure where to put this, but it seems like a pretty newb thing to post. I want to use this sound card: http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/7875/cmediacmi87386mg8.th.jpg but I don't know where to connect the wires for the front audio ports on my Antec Solo. I haven't been able to locate the so...
by Charuto
Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:41 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Antec NeoHE 500 $50 After Rebate Free Shipping Ends 8/17
Replies: 0
Views: 1376

Antec NeoHE 500 $50 After Rebate Free Shipping Ends 8/17

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817103940

Great deal, if you're willing to risk an Antec PSU. I'm not sure if it performs as well as the 430 recommended by SPCR though.
by Charuto
Sat Jul 21, 2007 3:26 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Should Speedfan temp reading be trusted on older gear?
Replies: 5
Views: 2562

Can anyone tell me what it means when one of the temperature readings in speedfan fluctuates wildly all the time? Temp1 on my computer goes from -3 to 24 to 46 etc etc every couple of seconds.
by Charuto
Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:51 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Turion on Desktop. I Need Help!
Replies: 3
Views: 2046

Thanks guys. It's running after upgrading the BIOS. Everything seems to be good now. When I take a look at my system properties though, it still reads 1.81 GHz all the time. AMDClock has me around 800 MHz and fluctuates when the computer's doing things. Do the numbers just not change in system prope...
by Charuto
Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:59 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Turion on Desktop. I Need Help!
Replies: 3
Views: 2046

Turion on Desktop. I Need Help!

So here's what I have: GA-K8VM800M (Rev 2.x) Turion 64 ML-34 MSI Mobile Pad It turns on, but doesn't move past the initial screen. What's more, the keyboard won't respond to anything so I can't enter setup. Anybody with any amount of experience in this, just throw some ideas my way. I'm desperate to...
by Charuto
Thu Jun 21, 2007 6:06 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: How do I know if my power brick is okay to use in the US?
Replies: 1
Views: 1960

How do I know if my power brick is okay to use in the US?

So I got a power brick from ebay and it turns out the power cord isn't the regular 3 prongs; instead, the 3 prongs are all lined up (think pitchfork or trident). This is fine as I have plenty of power cords that I could use instead, but it made me wonder if the brick was made to use another country'...
by Charuto
Sat Jun 09, 2007 7:01 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: PicoPSU and Power Adapter Question
Replies: 6
Views: 3827

Yeah it's a different system. It (the system in question) hovers around 90W most of the time. I could probably put the picopsu 120W kit in there, but then there's that issue with the fan in the power brick, and also me being unsure if I should have a bigger safety margin.
by Charuto
Sat Jun 09, 2007 6:19 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: PicoPSU and Power Adapter Question
Replies: 6
Views: 3827

Thanks for the response. I saw your Aria in the other forum, it was nice. I wish my system just used a little less power so I could just get the kit and avoid my local Radioshack. Guy over there doesn't even know what he carries, but from the way you describe things though it seems like I should be ...
by Charuto
Sat Jun 09, 2007 4:42 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: PicoPSU and Power Adapter Question
Replies: 6
Views: 3827

PicoPSU and Power Adapter Question

Okay not really about the PicoPSU, but rather the PW-200-M. I've been trying to lower the power consumption on a computer in hopes of being able to use a PicoPSU kit, but it seems that I won't get it to a proper level of power usage. Thus, I've begun to look at the PW-200-M. Can anyone tell me what ...