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by mackworth
Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: mini-itx case w/ expansion slot, but no 5.25 drive/Slim
Replies: 1
Views: 1735

mini-itx case w/ expansion slot, but no 5.25 drive/Slim

Any recommendations? I can't actually find any of these that offer a half height expansion slot. It seems most of the really small cases that don't have a 5.25 drive bay/slim drive bay, also don't have an expansion slot. I am looking for something more like this, http://www.mini-box.com/M350-univers...
by mackworth
Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:08 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting i3-2100 to turn it into a i3-2100T
Replies: 11
Views: 10261

Re: Undervolting i3-2100 to turn it into a i3-2100T

vikingboy wrote:
Its on a p8h67-i mini-itx motherboard fYI.
It looks like Asus is the only maker of mini-itx boards that allows undervolting and doesn't have horrible reviews.
by mackworth
Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting i3-2100 to turn it into a i3-2100T
Replies: 11
Views: 10261

Re: Undervolting i3-2100 to turn it into a i3-2100T

Whether or not you can under volt the CPU depends on the mainboard's bios (or UEFI) options. You have to do a bit of research yourself, there are too many different boards to give a general answer. Xbitlabs is a good source for reviews. I would advise against a G620T, since it lacks certain feature...
by mackworth
Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:34 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting i3-2100 to turn it into a i3-2100T
Replies: 11
Views: 10261

Undervolting i3-2100 to turn it into a i3-2100T

I have been searching but haven't really found any info. Has anyone undervolted a i3-2100? Do you need a p67 mobo or doe H67,H61 work?

I can pick up a i3-2100 for about ~30 dollars less than a i3-2100T but I want the power savings.
by mackworth
Thu May 14, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: E8400 w/ Passive mini ninja = 75c @ Full Load.....too high?
Replies: 7
Views: 1955

I don't have my E8400 with mini ninja any more, but my temps were well below that. Like alot below that.
by mackworth
Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: System dead? Your opinion please!
Replies: 18
Views: 3644

Do you have the latest bios? Is it possible a new bios is needed to support that CPU? "Remarks:K45 BOM 15 or later could support CPU E5200. MotherBoard's PCB version:FM10 V1.X Remarks:: MotherBoard's PCB version:FM10 V1.X Remarks::This model doesn't have PCI-e and AGP interface MotherB...
by mackworth
Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:11 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Exactly which bolt-thru kit for Scythe Mini Ninja?
Replies: 10
Views: 2622

I hate the Scythe kit. One of my screws/bolts wasn't thread correctly, so I couldn't attach one corner of the heatsink tightly. I emailed Scythe to ask for a replace ment screw/bolt set for just 1 corner, meaning 1 screw, and 1 each of the supporting bolts. Well, there response was that they didn't ...
by mackworth
Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: e8400 + Solo + Sonex Mini Willtec Foam
Replies: 4
Views: 4682

e8400 + Solo + Sonex Mini Willtec Foam

Hey everyone, here is my current build: http://www.mike-m.org/myimages/IMGP2490_small.jpg Specs: E8400 at @3.2 w/ mini ninja 4 GB Ram WD 320 gig HD Radeon 4850 w/ thermalright HR-03 GT Corsair tx650 D-link 802.11n wireless card Sonex Mini Willtec Foam 6x blueray + dvd burner http://www.mike-m.org/my...
by mackworth
Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: new macs!
Replies: 109
Views: 44838

Really like the new mac mini. Very nice machines. Also, the Mac pro is a gorgeous inside: http://www.apple.com/macpro/design.html In response to Mac versus PC, its personal preference. I am a software engineer so I use computers all day every day. At home I have a silent Vista pc, and a macbook. At ...
by mackworth
Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sonex Mini Willtec
Replies: 18
Views: 13333

Just ordered some of this stuff. Any idea the best method for install this in a case? I bought some of the 3M stuff. I wondering if it was best to install it directly onto the case or if I could install it on some type of semi rigid paper/plastic and maybe secure that to the case with the velcro or ...
by mackworth
Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD vibration & noise reducing methods - ranked
Replies: 195
Views: 629735

Tkpenalty wrote:Hey guys, do you have any idea of a HDD silencer box that can be used with my SOLO's suspension mounts? I can hear the clicks from the HDD when its loaded...
I am looking at the same thing. I was thinking of foaming it up. The tone of the hard drive spinning bothers me.
by mackworth
Sun Feb 22, 2009 7:14 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Solo exhaust fan, why is this so hard?
Replies: 6
Views: 2761

yeah, I would like to keep a fan on the card. I want to replace the tricool because I can't adjust it the speed from the outside of the case, and it seems really rough at low speeds. Plus I want faster exhaust fan anyway.

thanks.
by mackworth
Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Solo exhaust fan, why is this so hard?
Replies: 6
Views: 2761

Solo exhaust fan, why is this so hard?

Why is picking a fan so difficult? Here is the deal with my Solo: I have a e8400 running passive with a mini ninja. I have a Nexus 120mm as the exhaust 12v 2 nexus 92mm running at 5v intake 1 120mm fan in my corsair power supply. I installed a thermaltake HR-03 GT on my radeon 4850 so that it sits o...
by mackworth
Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New Solo build; component advice needed.
Replies: 19
Views: 3550

I had thought about a modular power supply but the extra money didn't really seem worth it. I read reviews and thought the modular was more of a luxury. Now that I hear your experience I am seriously thinking about reconsidering. I mean its not a huge deal, I am just kind of a neat freak, and it ki...
by mackworth
Tue Feb 17, 2009 5:46 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New Solo build; component advice needed.
Replies: 19
Views: 3550

I have: a Solo e8400 GA-EP43-DS3L a mini ninja with stock fan running at 5V WD 320 gb drive 1 120mm nexus real silent exhaust running at full speed 2 nexus real silent 92mm intakes running at 5V Asus ATI radeon 4850 running a HR-03 GT with 120MM antec tricool running at low A similar build to what y...
by mackworth
Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:09 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Skeleton... and P183 & Sonata Elite
Replies: 161
Views: 89572

getting impatient.... Have a solo now, but I want to get a p182. I am hoping that they try to clear out the p182s in the next month and I can grab one cheap... or grab a p183 when it comes out.

Any new info antec rep?
by mackworth
Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:28 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 46" LCD "computer resolution" 1024x768 what a
Replies: 8
Views: 3790

A lot of times, no matter what resolution a tv is rated for (720p,1080p), the tv will only accept limited resolutions over VGA.

Your computer should be fine as long as you use hdmi.
by mackworth
Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:17 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: About to give up trying to cool my 4850 with S1 rev 2
Replies: 30
Views: 7114

I don't know if it was mentioned but remember that sometimes, if you get hot air cycling, the temps will ramp up and you'll see no sign of it. Air that gets heated up must get removed. Don't let it concentrate below your video card. Sometimes removing a pci slot cover can help. Yeah, I want to beli...
by mackworth
Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:10 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: About to give up trying to cool my 4850 with S1 rev 2
Replies: 30
Views: 7114

Yeah, newegg gave me a 15 dollar credit for my trouble, which is only ~5 dollars less than I paid for it. I already purchased a thermalright hr-03 gt. Sure, its a lot more expensive, but this will also free up about 2 pci-e slots that were blocked by the S1 with twin turbo. 15 dollar credit will go ...
by mackworth
Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: About to give up trying to cool my 4850 with S1 rev 2
Replies: 30
Views: 7114

So I emailed AC earlier this week and have yet to receive a response. Their website says: "To get a complete exchange of the cooler, the defective o­ne has to be sent back to the dealer respectively to the distributor. There is not direct Manufacturer Warranty." So I contacted newegg just to see wh...
by mackworth
Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: About to give up trying to cool my 4850 with S1 rev 2
Replies: 30
Views: 7114

Ok, well, Its on there very very tight. I reached in a tried to touch each of the pipes with furmark running. It seems like 2 of them were very very very very hot, and then 2 of them were kind of warm. I wonder if 2 of the pipes are bad.
by mackworth
Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:16 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: About to give up trying to cool my 4850 with S1 rev 2
Replies: 30
Views: 7114

AFAIK, you need to tighten the screws down all the way. If the heatsink (or at least the pipes) aren't warm at all, then something is definitely not right. Either the heatsink is not properly mounted or it is defective in some way. what is classified as all the way? its on there pretty tight. I hav...
by mackworth
Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: About to give up trying to cool my 4850 with S1 rev 2
Replies: 30
Views: 7114

I just took off the twin turbo, and help a tri-cool at full blast blowing air on the unit. It didn't make any difference.... [edit] I also touched it. You could def feel the ehat from the ram at the center, but the fins and heatpipes didn't seem to be radiating any noticeable heat. I even tightened ...
by mackworth
Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:40 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: About to give up trying to cool my 4850 with S1 rev 2
Replies: 30
Views: 7114

yeah, my VRM and memory are all heatsinked. The memory is heatsinked using the ones supplied in the kit. The VRM i used some zalman ram sinks. My card the VRM part is composed of 3 groups of 3 chips so the supplied just didn't fit. The zalman ones are smaller, but I figured with the twin turbo, it w...
by mackworth
Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: About to give up trying to cool my 4850 with S1 rev 2
Replies: 30
Views: 7114

Do you really need it passive? You already have active cooling in your case, why not give it some extra airflow from a quiet fan? You should be able to cool the GPU itself, but passivecooling memory and VRM section can be difficult in low airflow environment. Also I'd recommend underclocking & unde...
by mackworth
Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: About to give up trying to cool my 4850 with S1 rev 2
Replies: 30
Views: 7114

does anyone know how tight I need to tighten it on?

When I took it off the first time, it def looked like there had been contact with the thermal paste, but I am wondering if maybe there wasn't enough? If seemed pretty tight to me, but I can wiggle it a little little bit.
by mackworth
Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:44 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: About to give up trying to cool my 4850 with S1 rev 2
Replies: 30
Views: 7114

There didn't appear to be any damage but I will take a look when I get home from work. The temperature rises very very quickly. And like I said, I have already re-applied it to once, and confirmed there its making contact with the GPU. It noticed no chance in idle temp after re-applying with AS5 and...
by mackworth
Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:41 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: About to give up trying to cool my 4850 with S1 rev 2
Replies: 30
Views: 7114

Yeah, I am not concerned about keeping the overclock. I got this card for about 115 after rebate, which seems pretty cheap compared to other 4850s. Maybe this asus card just isn't meant to be made passive. I wish I had tried the stock heatsink first to see what kind of temps I was getting. Maybe I w...
by mackworth
Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:16 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: About to give up trying to cool my 4850 with S1 rev 2
Replies: 30
Views: 7114

Yup, I have the ramsinks on the card. I also purchased some zalman ramsinks. I used one of them on the ram chip closest to the heatpipe because of the clearance issue. I also used them on the VRMs because the included ones didn't fit the configuration used on my 4850. And like I said, I have the twi...
by mackworth
Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:30 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: About to give up trying to cool my 4850 with S1 rev 2
Replies: 30
Views: 7114

About to give up trying to cool my 4850 with S1 rev 2

I have about given up trying to cool my 4850 with the accelero s1. When I first got it, it crashed when I was playing COD5. I haven't really had to chance to try it in a game again, but since then, I remounted it with AS5 and added the twin turbo fan. I ran the stability test for Furmark and about 1...