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by dsjonz
Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:55 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD 780G: Best Ever Integrated Mainstream Chipset?
Replies: 140
Views: 79865

Great post, NX3. Yours is the first real-world 780G report I've read. How are you reading power consumption? A Kill-a-Watt meter? -- Dsjonz
by dsjonz
Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD 780G: Best Ever Integrated Mainstream Chipset?
Replies: 140
Views: 79865

780G article revision announcement

We apologize for any confusion this may have caused, and assure our readers that this updated review is a more accurate representation of our impression of the board, and its overall performance. Are you kidding? I not only forgive you--I *applaud* you! Regardless of the tech snafus, the 780G piece...
by dsjonz
Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:33 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P182 -- massive case airflow problem?
Replies: 40
Views: 33755

<Somehow I get the impression this case setup just cannot handle the heat from a high-power system......without major modifications. Perhaps it's time for a new "favorite" SPCR case.> I bought an Antec P182 for myself at the same time I got a new Antec Nine Hundred for my avid-gamer teenaged son. Bo...
by dsjonz
Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:30 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P182 -- massive case airflow problem?
Replies: 40
Views: 33755

<Is your middle intake at the front of the case (without the upper cage) or attached to the rear of the upper cage?> I use only the front fan position with the upper cage acting as a duct, even though airflow is hampered by the filter immediately in front of the fan. I’m leery of the rear fan posi...
by dsjonz
Sun Sep 02, 2007 3:12 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P182 -- massive case airflow problem?
Replies: 40
Views: 33755

Antec P182 airflow mods that work...

I went through the same exercise with my Antec P182 case as several of you have, including cutting away the middle front intake metal grille, and "thinning" with a dremel tool the plastic horizontal grille bars that severely restrict air flow through the middle front intake fan door. Even with these...
by dsjonz
Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:41 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Debating Mobos: P5W DH Deluxe or GA-P35-DS3R?
Replies: 38
Views: 11225

No need to apologize, pputer!

Heck, that's what this forum is for: allege things about motherboards, and make a case for or against... :)
by dsjonz
Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:44 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Debating Mobos: P5W DH Deluxe or GA-P35-DS3R?
Replies: 38
Views: 11225

Thanks for clearing up the Gigabyte "noise" question, Jason W. I've got a new Asus AM2 board with coils that whine annoyingly, but my Gigabyte P35-DQ6 is completely silent. I've read exactly one review that knocked the Gigabyte's HD audio sound quality, but it sounds very good to me (even though I s...
by dsjonz
Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:54 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Debating Mobos: P5W DH Deluxe or GA-P35-DS3R?
Replies: 38
Views: 11225

Gigabyte puts a lot more design and a lot less gimmick than Asus into their motherboards right now, and I have not yet had any problems with any of their products...It's stable like gravity. It may arguably also be a pseudo-force, as well. I agree with Max. I've been a longtime Asus fan until I rec...
by dsjonz
Tue Jul 17, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASUS M2A-VM HDMI
Replies: 137
Views: 129905

[quote="smc]I've been using this board for the past two weeks with the onboard video driving a HP LP3065 at 2560x1600, and can report it works fine, including fullscreen playback of HD .wmv clips (I don't play games). [/quote] This is great news! Unfortunately, I just advised somebody elsewhere in t...
by dsjonz
Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:18 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Enormous monitor, very low-power PC: bad idea?
Replies: 4
Views: 2254

The AMD 690 series is the first of some great MATX-sized HTPC-oriented motherboards to come from AMD/ATI, but I would be leery of expecting acceptable performance from a 25x16 display with the current generation onboard graphics. Like others pointed out here, the ATI X2400 card would be the lower th...
by dsjonz
Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:36 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Ultra-cooled Gigabyte P35-DQ6 overheating? How can this be?
Replies: 20
Views: 7609

IMO, it's preferable NOT to have the hot components on a motherboard all tied together. Large effective individual heatsinks should be just as effective with high airflow and considerably safer with low airflow. My 2 cents. Hmmm...that line of reasoning is worth a damn sight more than 2 cents, Mike...
by dsjonz
Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:26 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Ultra-cooled Gigabyte P35-DQ6 overheating? How can this be?
Replies: 20
Views: 7609

Is it safe to assume that the Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme wouldn't fit on this board? It's 132mm wide compared to the HR-01's 110mm width. They're otherwise close in size. One caution, christopher3393. Unlike the Thermalright HR-01, I noticed from Web photos that the Ultra 120's outer fins seem ...
by dsjonz
Tue Jul 10, 2007 3:10 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Ultra-cooled Gigabyte P35-DQ6 overheating? How can this be?
Replies: 20
Views: 7609

Is it safe to assume that the Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme wouldn't fit on this board? It's 132mm wide compared to the HR-01's 110mm width. They're otherwise close in size. You'll need to confirm this with Thermalright tech support, but if the height from the base of the Ultra 120 cooler to the b...
by dsjonz
Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:20 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Ultra-cooled Gigabyte P35-DQ6 overheating? How can this be?
Replies: 20
Views: 7609

Well, it seems the BIOS upgrade from F4 to beta F5g fixed the reported high system temps on this particular Gigabyte P35-DQ6 motherboard. Temps went from 50C to 40C at idle. No other changes noted from the BIOS upgrade. Since the system temps are now in line with what I've seen from other featured P...
by dsjonz
Sun Jul 08, 2007 6:50 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Ultra-cooled Gigabyte P35-DQ6 overheating? How can this be?
Replies: 20
Views: 7609

<Did you noticed the same temps prior to applying the as5? Since the cpu isnt givin that much heat i'd say try without the duct and see if it improves the airflow over the mobo sinks.> <Perhaps you need more air moving over the heatsinks and a more direct way to exhaust it? Are you using the top fan...
by dsjonz
Sat Jul 07, 2007 5:41 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Ultra-cooled Gigabyte P35-DQ6 overheating? How can this be?
Replies: 20
Views: 7609

Thanks for the reply, ryboto. Yes, 50C is the average idle temp, and it's gone up as far as 60C under load. Note the CPU temp hovers around 25-30C - almost half the system temp - using the "semi-passive" Thermalright HR-01 tower heatsink connected by the included duct to the rear 120mm Antec Tricool...
by dsjonz
Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:34 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Ultra-cooled Gigabyte P35-DQ6 overheating? How can this be?
Replies: 20
Views: 7609

Ultra-cooled Gigabyte P35-DQ6 overheating? How can this be?

Had my new DQ6 in a well-ventilated Antec P182 case for about two weeks now, and system temps have consistently hovered in the 50C range, with mild OC 6420 CPU temps staying in the 25C range with a duct-cooled Thermalright HR-01 using the stock Intel clips to retain the unique "Crazycool" underneath...