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by jeekub
Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:19 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Recommended Heatsinks updated
Replies: 158
Views: 184501

Re: Recommended Heatsinks updated

+1 for update! No AM3,3+ or 1155, which have been with us for two years? For such a renown site it's pretty bad ; ) For me it feels like this site is mostly kept going by the forum community. I wish I could get more editorial content. For example, fan/HS roundups like there used to be would be aweso...
by jeekub
Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: v7 GPU client is not dl'ing new WU's
Replies: 2
Views: 8271

v7 GPU client is not dl'ing new WU's

Hi, I am just starting to fold and have a slight problem. The client v7.1.50 does not download a new WU when the previous one is completed. It keeps trying to connect and the log shows error connecting to server HTTP_UNKNOWN. I have created a rule in firewall for f@h. I'm using a wireless router, wh...
by jeekub
Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:56 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 6850 Undervolting Survey
Replies: 50
Views: 15115

Re: Radeon 6850 Undervolting Survey

...And then I installed Crysis. :D It looks like this game is much more demanding, so it kept hanging during intense scenes at 850MHz and 1.0125 V. Fortunately, Afterburner still can control the voltage (up to 1.143 V), but it looks like stock voltage setting may be more realistic than I thought. S...
by jeekub
Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:51 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 6850 Undervolting Survey
Replies: 50
Views: 15115

Re: Radeon 6850 Undervolting Survey

I also have the problem that MSI afterburner has a message every time I boot up and I have to click to approve the program to Windows. I haven't been able to figure out how to keep this message from popping up all the time. Fiddling around in User Account Control may help, as well as unchecking a l...
by jeekub
Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:10 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 6850 Undervolting Survey
Replies: 50
Views: 15115

Re: Radeon 6850 Undervolting Survey

Nope, I use MSI Afterburner. I'm not sure about undervolting, but for overclocking you need to modify MSIAfteburner.cfg as follows: UnofficialOverclockingEULA = I confirm that I am aware of unofficial overclocking limitations and fully understand that MSI will not provide me any support on it Unoffi...
by jeekub
Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:58 am
Forum: Donate for Reviews
Topic: Donate: 120 & 140mm fan round-up
Replies: 6
Views: 12993

Re: Donate: 120 & 140mm fan round-up

Donated another 15$ for a 140mm fan round-up. I have long itched to read such a comparison on SPCR : )
by jeekub
Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:44 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 6850 Undervolting Survey
Replies: 50
Views: 15115

Re: Radeon 6850 Undervolting Survey

I came across this thread a couple days ago, and found it really informative. I think it's worth a bump : ) My Sapphire 6850 undervolted to a stable (no OCCT GPU errors) 0.968, with 775/1050. Under load it sits on 73*C, and the fan spins @43%, which is about 1900RPMs - quiet enough for me. Memory cl...
by jeekub
Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD6850 Passive by PowerColor!!!!!!
Replies: 56
Views: 21042

Re: HD6850 Passive by PowerColor!!!!!!

Modo wrote:Well, somebody is already using it. I found a pic in a rig on a Polish board. The case is a Lian Li PC-X500, the PSU is a Seasonic X-460. It was taken before the system was complete, I think.
nah, I reckon it's a Gigabyte's 4850 - see that weird protruding thingy at the side?
by jeekub
Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:03 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommended HTPC/NAS case? (>=2 hdd bays, pico powered)
Replies: 6
Views: 1307

Re: Recommended HTPC/NAS case? (>=2 hdd bays, pico powered)

I found it under Thermaltake brand, but it looks sooooo much worse : / But still, given the price point it'll be worth considering.
by jeekub
Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommended HTPC/NAS case? (>=2 hdd bays, pico powered)
Replies: 6
Views: 1307

Re: Recommended HTPC/NAS case? (>=2 hdd bays, pico powered)

I must've overlooked this one! It may be nearly perfect for my needs : ) Thanks a lot, now off to find someone who actually used this case (and a vendor in Poland...).
by jeekub
Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommended HTPC/NAS case? (>=2 hdd bays, pico powered)
Replies: 6
Views: 1307

Recommended HTPC/NAS case? (>=2 hdd bays, pico powered)

Hi, I'm intending to build a HTPC doubling up as a NAS and cannot find a small, nice-looking case for it. I need at least 2 HDD bays and one for optical drive. PicoPSU is highly preferred. Mobo will be embedded AMD E-350, so I don't need space for an aftermarket HS. I've considered Lian Li PC07, but...
by jeekub
Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:33 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li Q08
Replies: 16
Views: 21579

guys, what HSF you use or would recommend for this case? I will probably use AMD Athlon II 240e (or Llano, if it shows up soon enough!).

Corsair H50 is not an option, mainly maintenance-wise (but also heard the pump is quite loud-any thoughts on that, too?).
by jeekub
Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:22 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD Athlon II X2 240e Review @PCStats
Replies: 14
Views: 8950

Speaking of which, I'd love to see that CPU SPCR-reviewed! I'm seriously considering buying one of these new Athlons some time before Christmas and 'e' are strong contenders : )

Does any of you by any chance know of any upcoming price cuts? I can hold off this upgrade until late January.
by jeekub
Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:10 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Newcomer: Quiet Professional 3D and casual gamer rig
Replies: 5
Views: 2251

Definitely go for a SSD as a system/utility drive - its quiet and incredibly fast.
by jeekub
Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:58 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 140mm fan for Antec 300 - need advice!
Replies: 5
Views: 2585

Thanks a lot, you've been very helpful : ) I'll most probably go for Yate Loon. Luckily, it's availible in Poland!

Thanks again : )
by jeekub
Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:13 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 140mm fan for Antec 300 - need advice!
Replies: 5
Views: 2585

That's the point - most reviews praises BlackSilent 120mm fans, but no one really mentions the 140mm ones.

I too suspect they can be good, but there's nothing like first hand experience,, right? : )

Still hoping for your input guys!
by jeekub
Sun Oct 11, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 140mm fan for Antec 300 - need advice!
Replies: 5
Views: 2585

140mm fan for Antec 300 - need advice!

Hi guys! I am about to upgrade my case to Antec Three Hundred and try find a replacement fan for the not-so -silent Antec's TriCool 140mm. One of the serious contenders is Noiseblocker's BlackSilent XK1 140mm Here are its specs: http://www.cooling.pl/noise-blocker-blacksilent-xk1-140mm,produkt,55196...
by jeekub
Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:42 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting (AiGear) - how much power does it really save?
Replies: 2
Views: 1030

thanks!
by jeekub
Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting (AiGear) - how much power does it really save?
Replies: 2
Views: 1030

Undervolting (AiGear) - how much power does it really save?

I'm using ASUS M3N-Ht Dlx motherboard with AMD x2 4200+ (65W) The board features an utility (AiGear) to lower the voltage of the CPU. The max attainable difference is 0,08 V - how much does it reduce power consumption? Is it worth using? I have no idea about physics, so any help with explaining this...
by jeekub
Sun May 31, 2009 1:18 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Questions about upgrading...
Replies: 5
Views: 2142

As you have a PCI x16 slot, you can have virtually any GPU : ) If your current card is capable of driving your new LCD though, I think it would be best to hold off new system's purchase. 2H 2009 Lynnfield ('i5') is being released, so it's bound to result in a nice price drop. Good luck with keeping ...
by jeekub
Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:54 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet case with a passively cooled Gigabyte 9600 GT card?
Replies: 4
Views: 1756

My system specs: AMD x2 4200 (65W) cooled with Xigmatek HDT-S963/Nexus Fan ASUS M3N-HT Mobo Passive Gigabyte 9600GT Two 120mm Nexus fans (front & rear) I'm controlling fans using Asus AISuite and checking temps with SpeedFan. The temperatures (Rear@750RPM, Front@900, CPU@1000) I get when idle are: C...
by jeekub
Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte GeForce9600 on ASUS' M3N-HT Dlx lowest PCI-e slot?
Replies: 2
Views: 1297

You're right, I have overcome this problem : ) All it needed was finding a PCI-e x1 wifi card! now GPU occupies the first PCI-E slot, sound card is in 2nd PCI, wifi will be in PCI-E x1 and it's all nice & neat : D Most pro music cards are still on PCI. I'm not taking into account Sound Blaster X-Fi'...
by jeekub
Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:38 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: phenom II AM2+ vs AM3?
Replies: 26
Views: 11776

If you're interested in ATX format I can recommend first hand Asus M3N-HT/HDMI. From a week's usage experience i can tell it's good - full SpeedFan control over at least 3 headers and nice passive cooling, loads of expansion slots. It's also supposed to undervolt/overclock really well, but I haven't...
by jeekub
Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:28 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: phenom II AM2+ vs AM3?
Replies: 26
Views: 11776

You get more headroom for upgrades later on if you go for Phenom II - such as DDR3's and quicker HT.

What's more, you can stick it in AM2+ socket MoBo and wait for the AM3 ones to drop the novelty price tag.
by jeekub
Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:13 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Akasa AK-191-BL Ultra Quiet Series - anybody knows anything?
Replies: 0
Views: 928

Akasa AK-191-BL Ultra Quiet Series - anybody knows anything?

I found one at a bargain price and was wandering how'd they fare. I'd really appreciate any info on their noise & airflow characteristics - can't seem to find them anywhere. Thanks!
by jeekub
Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: VelociRaptor or SSD?
Replies: 36
Views: 31387

Re: VelociRaptor or SSD?

I will definitely go for a Vertex once they settle in the market for good. With the stuttering gone I think I can deal with making a backup every now and than for the sake of performance. Maybe you know it already, but Titan != Vertex, it doesn't have cache. It's a RAID of 2 JMicrons, just like Apex...
by jeekub
Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:18 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Lower TDP Processor or Better Hestsink - help me decide! : )
Replies: 11
Views: 2567

That kind of policy is hard to explain, especially with energy saving being so important lately... I've already decided to wait for Phenom II, I wonder how will it do temperaturewise compared to my current CPU. And Xigmatek's HDT-S963 w/Nexus fan is the HSF of choice, I'll probably get it by the nex...
by jeekub
Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:57 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Lower TDP Processor or Better Hestsink - help me decide! : )
Replies: 11
Views: 2567

Unfortunately, my Gigabyte GF9600GT is not supported by Hybrid Sli :/ Hopefully it changes with future bios updates...
by jeekub
Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:21 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Phenom II on AM2+ socket: limitations
Replies: 2
Views: 1285

I think it answers all of my questions. Thanks for your reply, Mats!
by jeekub
Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:07 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Advice on new build
Replies: 6
Views: 2390

I'm not sure about performance comparisons, but i have a passive Gigabyte GeForce9600GT and it's really great.

Works perfectly even with 80*C (under load). And if you give it a little space and, say, a Nexus 120mm blowing you should be able to keep it under 50*C when idle.