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by alecmg
Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Ninja 4: A Legend Reborn
Replies: 43
Views: 49400

Re: Scythe Ninja 4: A Legend Reborn

My understanding of the higher power requirements of Sky Lake is that this is due to the better GPU and that if you aren't using the GPU then you may not see the higher power consumption One leaked review showed that 6700K was using 60W less than 4790K at default clocks. Perhaps they bumped TDP to ...
by alecmg
Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:28 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Skylake: i5-6400 vs i7-6700T specs
Replies: 6
Views: 9343

Re: Skylake: i5-6400 vs i7-6700T specs

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=68475
A test showed lower binned parts on desktop act just like their big brothers with a tiny bit less agressive turbo policy
(given adequate cooling obviously)
So no magic is happening
by alecmg
Mon May 18, 2015 3:08 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Why the "lower TDP" S variants don't help.
Replies: 1
Views: 3242

Re: Why the "lower TDP" S variants don't help.

Interesting test
Mechanics of it is really crude. You will definitely get more result by manual undervolting.

One hope was that S models are selected to need less default voltage (and would consequently undervolt and overclock better). Still the difference isn't worth the asked price
by alecmg
Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:37 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Can't get below 40W idle on Haswell CPU.
Replies: 13
Views: 5994

Re: Can't get below 40W idle on Haswell CPU.

Based on what you say something must be wrong. I suspect it is related to the motherboard, but resetting BIOS didn't make any difference neither, I have to recheck that and the hardware. From my linux days I remember having a bit similar trouble. CPU in idle would drop clocks but not volts. Wrong k...
by alecmg
Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:29 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: CPU for a silent high performance PC - i7 4790 or 4790k?
Replies: 25
Views: 9479

Re: CPU for a silent high performance PC - i7 4790 or 4790k?

2) The 4790K has a TDP of 88w while the 4790 sports 84w TDP. Is that significant when planning a silent rig? I'm going to use Scythe Kotetsu as the cooler. Unlike all previous K processors, 4790K has faster clocks than its sibling (4/4.4GHz vs 3.6/4GHz), leading to increase in performance and power...
by alecmg
Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Super Efficient Cars [very large pictures]
Replies: 387
Views: 277715

Re: Super Efficient Cars [very large pictures]

Toyota has been reading this thread Their new concept car FT-Bh looks very much like CarBen Except traditional doors on the side Cd 0.235 and weight target 768kg Lots of other concept-y gizmos, but the main idea is solid Edit: forgot to add link http://www.autoblog.com/2012/03/07/minimalist-toyota-f...
by alecmg
Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:37 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: NVidia GPU always runs full speed when using multi screen...
Replies: 46
Views: 15269

Re: NVidia GPU always runs full speed when using multi scree

When I was looking to buy Nvidia videocard I was worried about this problem But here is a link that looks like a workaround http://www.overclock.net/t/964370/fix-info-dual-monitor-downclocking-fix-for-nvidia-cards For ati I use Ati tray tools with custom clock profiles for both 2d and 3d so it maint...
by alecmg
Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:05 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Nvidia GTX 680 reviews
Replies: 7
Views: 4394

Re: Nvidia GTX 680 reviews

Price is way too much. Year ago I got 6950 for 300 euros, now I would get 50% more performance for 50% more price? The only thing that really catches my eye is excellent BF3 performance. BF3 being the only game I play (that is somewat limited by videocard). And that with first drivers, could even im...
by alecmg
Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Super Efficient Cars [very large pictures]
Replies: 387
Views: 277715

Re: Super Efficient Cars [very large pictures]

This news sounds like April fools joke but it is only too sad

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/107 ... pany-folds

Aptera is closing down and its employees are destroying the half-built cars
by alecmg
Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: mATX Overclocked Gaming mini tower - Which case?
Replies: 7
Views: 1333

Re: mATX Overclocked Gaming mini tower - Which case?

I went for Antec mini p180. To be fair its size is almost like full ATX
But it fits any size graphic card and is able to cope with large amounts of heat

(why does it say Asus p180 mini in poll? I missed it and voted for "other")
by alecmg
Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:09 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Heatpipes are useless at low CFM?
Replies: 16
Views: 5990

Re: Heatpipes are useless at low CFM?

I think this sounds right. Heatpipes don't work as well (don't transfer heat) when heatsink fin temperature is high. I think I've seen tests where they overload heatpipe heat transfer capability and heatsink temperature skyrockets. It work other way round too. My internal explanation would be that t...
by alecmg
Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:10 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which cooler for a modded 6950?
Replies: 98
Views: 19092

Re: Which cooler for a modded 6950?

doveman wrote:I'll certainly not try the S1 on my 6950 though!
S1 with 1 120mm fan works for me on 6950. Shaders unlocked, but I didn't touch clocks or voltages
by alecmg
Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low power multi-monitor graphics card(s)
Replies: 8
Views: 1922

Re: Low power multi-monitor graphics card(s)

5770 I had, and my current 6950 would enter "video playback" clocks when two monitors were connected. Clocks are less than 3d, but voltage is same, so power consumption was significantlymore than idle clocks. I countered this with custom downclock profile in Ati tray tools, forcing 2d clocks. No sta...
by alecmg
Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:07 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Suggestions for 120mm+ horizontal for accelero s1
Replies: 5
Views: 1230

Re: Suggestions for 120mm+ horizontal for accelero s1

I have 1 120mm at 700 rpm on Accelero S1 rev2 cooling my 6950. Mini p180 case is well ventilated. No problem in keeping it cool. Theres room for 2x120 or 1x140, but no need. Any budget fan that can be slowed down and doesn't rattle will do. Go for slipstream only if room is a problem (it blocks 3 sl...
by alecmg
Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:35 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sound Card: worth the money for me?
Replies: 18
Views: 2949

Re: Sound Card: worth the money for me?

I'm not very experienced in this, but can you output 7.1 sound from basic Realtek onboard audio via one optical cable?
by alecmg
Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:44 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: P67 and H67 ?? for gaming purpose with videocard
Replies: 4
Views: 1431

Re: P67 and H67 ?? for gaming purpose with videocard

H67 has stupid limit of running memory not faster than DDR3-1333.
Most kits are capable of running on much higher frequency. While previous processor models couldn't utilize the available bandwidth, Sandy Bridge can. And gaming is where it does make a difference (albeit quite small, 1-5%)
by alecmg
Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:40 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Possible to underclock a i3 by BLCK@66MHz
Replies: 8
Views: 1553

Re: Possible to underclock a i3 by BLCK@66MHz

slap me sideways, I'm becoming senile

Why adjust BCKL at all, when ALL Intel cpus have UNLOCKED multipliers below official spec.
You can simply change multiplier to get less MHz.

But I will reiterate again, lowering voltage gives more tangible results.
by alecmg
Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:49 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Possible to underclock a i3 by BLCK@66MHz
Replies: 8
Views: 1553

Re: Possible to underclock a i3 by BLCK@66MHz

Hi, I am planning to build a silent (with low RPM fan) and cool HTPC. My question is that, is it possible to run the i3-530 with BCLK adjusted to 66MHz ? i.e. 22x66MHz = 1.45GHz From various review, the i3-530 idle at 16Watts, and Full load at ~60Watts. With BLCK@66MHz, I hope that it can be idle a...
by alecmg
Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:49 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Your opinion on "the perfect" case..
Replies: 9
Views: 1708

Re: Your opinion on "the perfect" case..

oh my, reading these posts and feels like you are describing my Antec Mini p180. Every detail fits. Well no cutout behind cpu
by alecmg
Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:34 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: What I have Learned about Computer Performance from SPCR
Replies: 177
Views: 241757

Re: What I have Learned about Computer Performance from SPCR

ces wrote:
alecmg wrote:(I saw up to 80% faster compared to phenoms)
Do you have any links on this?
here
Phenom II X4 at 3,6 vs i5-2500K at 3,3 plus turbo
Roughly same clocks and same number of cores and memory.
In gimp test its 80%, in other cpu-dependant tests consistently 40-50% faster
by alecmg
Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:47 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent PC with ability to play games
Replies: 29
Views: 2956

Re: Silent PC with ability to play games

go for Sandybridge cpu and mb
more performance, better power consumption and overclockability

(that is when they start shipping motherboards without the bug)

Radeon 6870, 6950 or gtx 560 offer better performance and less power consumption than gtx 470
by alecmg
Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:01 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: What I have Learned about Computer Performance from SPCR
Replies: 177
Views: 241757

Re: What I have Learned about Computer Performance from SPCR

Btw Sandy Bridge processors break these rules in many aspects. Please explain further. First, its cache system and memory controller are very efficient. So size of L3 cache (LLC) does not play a major role anymore. And effect of memory speed and timings is diminished. Then Hyperthreading kicks in a...
by alecmg
Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:48 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New Scythe Mine 2 HSF Has Eight Heatpipes
Replies: 15
Views: 2829

Re: New Scythe Mine 2 HSF Has Eight Heatpipes

no these are definitely 6mm
I don't think Scythe makes anything with 8mm heatpipes.
by alecmg
Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:55 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: What I have Learned about Computer Performance from SPCR
Replies: 177
Views: 241757

Re: What I have Learned about Computer Performance from SPCR

why thank you, not often do I get cited :)
Its a quick and dirty summary, can't be right in all cases.

Btw Sandy Bridge processors break these rules in many aspects.
by alecmg
Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:47 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New Scythe Mine 2 HSF Has Eight Heatpipes
Replies: 15
Views: 2829

Re: New Scythe Mine 2 HSF Has Eight Heatpipes

Somehow it reminds me of venerable Tuniq Tower
Should've put second row of heatpipes in chess pattern tho. And went for direct touch. That would have put Mine2 over the top.
by alecmg
Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:00 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sandy Bridge, Part 6: Recall
Replies: 34
Views: 22826

Re: Sandy Bridge, Part 6: Recall

Yeah, its been at least a week since Intel got an idea about scale of problem
Their stock market actions point to that.

I'm comforting myself with idea that even if the controller fails, CRC error checking should not let files get damaged on hdd.
Hooking it up on 6gbps ports anyway :)
by alecmg
Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:44 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Changing fan on the HD6950
Replies: 107
Views: 40092

Re: Changing fan on the HD6950

maxxxim wrote:My solution on 2GB Club3D Radeon 6950 using Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 Rev. 2. I And finally installed VGA cooler to VGA:
Image
How thick is the total setup?
will it block 3 or 4 slots on motherboard?
by alecmg
Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:15 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SpinPoint EcoGreen F4EG 2TB HD204UI/Z4
Replies: 121
Views: 123456

Re: SpinPoint EcoGreen F4EG 2TB HD204UI/Z4

Got me a 2TB Samsung F4 as well, relieved some of my HDD space problems.

The only time I notice it is when it spins up. Vibrates a little, but not enough to rattle the case as some previous HDDs I had.
by alecmg
Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:25 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sandy Bridge CPUs: Intel Core i5-2400, i5-2500K and i7-2600K
Replies: 12
Views: 5362

Re: Sandy Bridge CPUs: Intel Core i5-2400, i5-2500K and i7-2

how about some S and T series reviews? I saw a review somewhere and was quite disappointed. Energy efficiency gain is close to nothing at idle; on load energy drop is much smaller than performance drop You'll be better off undervolting a regular processor. Edit: its not that bad, but you still lose...