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by twoscoreandfour
Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: If you could ask God one question ...
Replies: 357
Views: 118686

Hey God...

Why is everyone convinced you're a dude?
by twoscoreandfour
Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:22 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Lowest power consumption socket 1156 motherboard?
Replies: 12
Views: 5755

For low power consumption I will not recommend core i7 or i5 the new architecture is not as power efficient as the old one. I will recommend and older Q8xxx or Q9xxx and a low power LGA 775 board The power consumption vs computational power is much better for Qxxxx an for an off-grid is very import...
by twoscoreandfour
Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:00 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic shows X-Series, modular, 80 Plus Gold @ Computex
Replies: 172
Views: 66814

Is this thing shipping anywhere other than US?

I can't find it anywhere in Australia.

Mike, do you know anything about international availability?
by twoscoreandfour
Sat May 23, 2009 6:30 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is there a problem with head parks on WD Green HDDs?
Replies: 296
Views: 353859

Additionally you could change the commit option when mounting the drive.

However, the vm will still write out dirty pages to disk every 30s, but this can be changed by upping the dirty_exprie_centiseconds value.
by twoscoreandfour
Fri May 22, 2009 2:00 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is there a problem with head parks on WD Green HDDs?
Replies: 296
Views: 353859

Are the people experience issues due to Linux IO running ext3 with journal=ordered? This forces disk flushes fairly frequently, but as I understand file systems like ext4 and XFS flush much less frequently
by twoscoreandfour
Fri May 22, 2009 1:16 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HOW-TO: Boot Linux into RAM for silence and speed
Replies: 31
Views: 25348

This is pretty interesting, however I wonder if there are any more wholistic solutions. For example, Linux has preloading and whatnot, but wouldn't it be nice to be able to specify say a diskcache priority, and have certain apps and libraries loaded at boot based on priority, and release the cache b...
by twoscoreandfour
Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Is GeForce 8400 GS worth anything?
Replies: 14
Views: 4126

I was not talking about the difference between the difference between old and new 8400gs iterations. I was talking about the difference between PureVideo 2 and PureVideo3. PureVideo version has nothing to do with fab process. The only significant difference between PureVideo v2 and PureVideo v3 is V...
by twoscoreandfour
Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:29 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Is GeForce 8400 GS worth anything?
Replies: 14
Views: 4126

Did you check out the wiki page for Pure Video? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NVIDIA_PureVideo There is little difference between PV2 and PV3, really only VC-1 acceleration, and that is hardly popular. In any case an 8400gs or a 94/9500gt would be very decent. I *think* 9500gt has the best power cons...
by twoscoreandfour
Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750W question
Replies: 7
Views: 2242

I would imagine that replacing the fan would completely void the warranty. PCP&C PSUs IMHO can barely be classified as quiet. If you are looking specifically for an 80mm fan PSU the Antec Signature is quiet and is really well put together. Have you seen the recommended PSU list? The Modu82+ is quite...
by twoscoreandfour
Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:57 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: [P182]Final Decision-SPCR you make the choice!
Replies: 12
Views: 3604

If he uses a PSU like Corsair which is a 120mm fan, how will that cool the harddrives? Won't the exhaust just point downwards? The fan blows into the PSU and the air exits through the vent which is located at the back of the case. But I thought that was a given. :lol: i think he isn't aware of the ...
by twoscoreandfour
Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: [P182]Final Decision-SPCR you make the choice!
Replies: 12
Views: 3604

If he uses a PSU like Corsair which is a 120mm fan, how will that cool the harddrives? Won't the exhaust just point downwards?
by twoscoreandfour
Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Need: Atom, fanless, SSD laptop with docking port?
Replies: 14
Views: 14733

The Dell Mini 9 is fanless I believe
by twoscoreandfour
Sat Oct 11, 2008 6:53 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Are programs like Speedfan and fancontrol bad for some fans?
Replies: 3
Views: 2143

Oh right, I guess I was just being paranoid.

Thanks
by twoscoreandfour
Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Are programs like Speedfan and fancontrol bad for some fans?
Replies: 3
Views: 2143

Are programs like Speedfan and fancontrol bad for some fans?

As the title suggests, I would like to know whether running programs like Speedfan (windows) and fancontrol (Linux) which simulate PWM are bad for your standard 3-pin non-PWM fan. The man page of fancontrol says : Please be careful when using the fan control features of your mainboard, in addition t...
by twoscoreandfour
Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: a passive card with HDMI ouput?
Replies: 15
Views: 3806

The 9600GT is head and shoulders (maybe torso too) above the 3650, which would not be too good for games I dont think. I dont think the ASUS cooler is all that good compared to the Accelero, from what I have read. What is your case/system like in terms of air flow? Are you not up for custom fitting...
by twoscoreandfour
Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Is this a good gaming system?
Replies: 22
Views: 3880

Just some things to think about: RE RAID, I do not believe this is "hardware RAID." This is just software RAID enabled by the chipset. This is no different to the other RAID solutions offered on previous chipsets. It's also debatable whether RAID is of any use to you, so personally I wouldn't factor...
by twoscoreandfour
Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:50 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: do decoupled drives die from the wobble ?
Replies: 13
Views: 3347

If you are running Vista you need to run Speedfan as Admnistrator. Howeve it only show's the temps I think, not full SMART data. For that you can use SiSoft's Sandra or Everest
by twoscoreandfour
Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:35 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What drive configuration in desktop if most data in NAS?
Replies: 26
Views: 6753

OK, I'm assuming that NAS backup is already a given, and basically you just want your system drives. If you have two drives of the same speed, there is nothing wrong with having a separate home and separate root partition. The discrepancy comes if one drive is faster/slower than the other. Thus, if ...
by twoscoreandfour
Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive 3850 or 8800gt a worthwhile upgrade?
Replies: 10
Views: 3318

The 3850 also has pretty great power consumption numbers, so if that's important that tilt things in its favour
by twoscoreandfour
Mon Sep 01, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 4870x2 vs 4870
Replies: 29
Views: 9170

i got dual vf900 on my 3870, it vorks fine. im using the NOCTUA fan adapter, it gives just enough voltage to start the fans, but its sufficient to cool the card. this is much lover voltage than the fanmate 2 gives. so a vf900 at some speed would work. main problem is cooling VRM's but all in all i ...
by twoscoreandfour
Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:45 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Caviar Black noise levels
Replies: 23
Views: 14617

Yeah according to the techreport review they win the performance crown, but are fairly noisy. However, like most review sites the noise discussion is limited to a few db graphs and there is no subjective analysis of the drive's noise Noise levels were measured... 1" from the side of the drives... D...
by twoscoreandfour
Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Would you buy a $40 - $70 SSD?
Replies: 7
Views: 2367

I think $70 is fairly cheap to try out the technology. If anything you can just an idea of the performance and reliability issues before the tech becomes more mainstream.
by twoscoreandfour
Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:21 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Caviar Black noise levels
Replies: 23
Views: 14617

Yeah according to the techreport review they win the performance crown, but are fairly noisy. However, like most review sites the noise discussion is limited to a few db graphs and there is no subjective analysis of the drive's noise
by twoscoreandfour
Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:07 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Caviar Black noise levels
Replies: 23
Views: 14617

ahh I'd imagine the smart drive makes all the difference. If I was just to suspend naked it might be alot worse.

Although to be fair anything is better than what I have now
by twoscoreandfour
Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:33 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Caviar Black noise levels
Replies: 23
Views: 14617

Wow are they really as quiet as the Spinpoint 120s? I hope SPCR do a review because over here is the Land of Aus a Caviar Blue (750AAKS) costs about $100 more than a Caviar Black (750AALS).
by twoscoreandfour
Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:25 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How to REALLY delete a hard drive
Replies: 34
Views: 23963

The "Great Zero Challange" ( http://16systems.com/zero/index.html ) has thus far gone unaccepted. One would think any of the data recovery companies would be interested in the national attention that defeating it would bring. Maybe it hasn't been accepted because no one considers it worth their tim...
by twoscoreandfour
Fri Aug 22, 2008 4:52 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 100Mbit Fiber - WD Caviar GP enough? Or is F1 better?
Replies: 14
Views: 3898

There are in fact 2 ext2 filesystem drivers for windows that work well in the 32-bit versions of windows. EXTIFS is free but not open source, EXT2FSD is open source (and also free). Since ext3 is essentially ext2 with a journal, these drivers will mount any ext3 or ext2 partition.
by twoscoreandfour
Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:44 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: LCD monitor buzzing when brightness reduced
Replies: 31
Views: 41362

I have a AL2016W and discovered it buzzing just the other day. The sound was driving me NUTS and I was sure it was the grpahics card being buggy.

The buzzing stopped when I increased the brightness past 94.
by twoscoreandfour
Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:17 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How to REALLY delete a hard drive
Replies: 34
Views: 23963

There is no real solid evidence that a drive that has been dd'ed to zero even once can yield retrievable data, so one iteration of dd is all you need
by twoscoreandfour
Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:28 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: P43 vs P45 chipset
Replies: 13
Views: 11891

What case do you have?

My P5Q is in a reverse ATX (or upside down ATX) Lian Li V1000, so the ATX connector is not a problem. The front audio connector, on the other hand, is at the top right of the case meaning I cannot connect the case's front audio panel to the board