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by Dr Prozac
Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:35 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet ATX Gamer, R5 Version
Replies: 71
Views: 40235

Re: Quiet ATX Gamer, R5 Version

Now the problems with the R5 case: 1. HDD trays in my bottom cage are loose. There was noticeable rattling due to drive vibration (there are rubber elements designed to reduce vibration, but in case of this HDD they weren't enough). I easily fixed it with some tape and paper, but I shouldn't be for...
by Dr Prozac
Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:29 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Dual tower CPU heatsink cooler for "cheap" from Poland
Replies: 4
Views: 3374

Re: Dual tower CPU heatsink cooler for "cheap" from Poland

Thanks for the link, I was already thinking about it. Unfortunately it seems there are no HDD enclosures for sale on the Polish market. At leas I can't find any. Maybe I'll have to make my own, though the disk sin't that bad. It makes strange noises on power up, like a floppy drive. I've made a so ...
by Dr Prozac
Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet ATX Gamer, R5 Version
Replies: 71
Views: 40235

Re: Quiet ATX Gamer, R5 Version

It fits.
by Dr Prozac
Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:45 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus GTX 960 crash issue
Replies: 6
Views: 3089

Re: Asus GTX 960 crash issue

At the moment I tried lowering the clock by 90 MHz (max that MSI Afterburner allows) and Memory by 200 MHz. It did not help. That's about 7 and 5% underclock.

Maybe the UnofficialOverclockingMode will allow more. I'll also try increasing voltage a bit.
by Dr Prozac
Sat Feb 21, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus GTX 960 crash issue
Replies: 6
Views: 3089

Re: Asus GTX 960 crash issue

If it crashed at standard fan profile, I would RMA it straight away. But it survived ~30 minutes of Furmark at standard fan rpm. I'm not sure they'll accept it. The screen goes blue/white or perhaps some other color (it's not a BSoD), than after a few moments the monitor loses signal. The system fre...
by Dr Prozac
Sat Feb 21, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus GTX 960 crash issue
Replies: 6
Views: 3089

Re: Asus GTX 960 crash issue

Damn, normally it crashed after reaching 78 deg, so I tried to set a fan profile that would keep it at 75. But it also crashed after some time. I'm disappointed with this card.
by Dr Prozac
Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Does anyone have a GTX 960?
Replies: 6
Views: 3095

Re: Does anyone have a GTX 960?

I have this card: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1439-page4.html I also doubt it would work passively. I believe that the voltage regulators need extra cooling. Most of these cards are passive at idle and have software fan control. Mine unfortunately has a problem with going over 78 deg C (nor...
by Dr Prozac
Sat Feb 21, 2015 4:33 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Does anyone have a GTX 960?
Replies: 6
Views: 3095

Re: Does anyone have a GTX 960?

My card has a short PCB, so I can't help.

Buy you can measure how many pixels sit between mounting holes on the pictures, and than calculate how many mm it is taking the PCI-E slot length as a reference.
by Dr Prozac
Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet ATX Gamer, R5 Version
Replies: 71
Views: 40235

Re: Quiet ATX Gamer, R5 Version

The R5 case is a really good product. Apart from some issues, it's made both well and with attention to details. It has a lot of space inside (probably because it's huge!), and with a modular Be Quiet! PSU I was able to achieve a very clean setup. No need to write much more, SPCR's review gives a go...
by Dr Prozac
Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:10 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus GTX 960 crash issue
Replies: 6
Views: 3089

Asus GTX 960 crash issue

Hi, It seems that I have the same problem as described in the SPCR review : Typically I try to shoot for a standard GPU temperature of 85°C but unfortunately an odd bug that caused our test system to crash the moment the GPU temperature reached 77°C with the GTX 960. However, this seems to be an iso...
by Dr Prozac
Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:53 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Dual tower CPU heatsink cooler for "cheap" from Poland
Replies: 4
Views: 3374

Re: Dual tower CPU heatsink cooler for "cheap" from Poland

Thanks for the link, I was already thinking about it. Unfortunately it seems there are no HDD enclosures for sale on the Polish market. At leas I can't find any. Maybe I'll have to make my own, though the disk sin't that bad. It makes strange noises on power up, like a floppy drive. I made some Prim...
by Dr Prozac
Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Dual tower CPU heatsink cooler for "cheap" from Poland
Replies: 4
Views: 3374

Re: Dual tower CPU heatsink cooler for "cheap" from Poland

I've decided to take a risk and buy it. The heatsink isn't expensive, so even if the fans turned out to be bad, I could always buy better ones for the same money as some other coolers. My current gear that can affect the sound is as follows: R5 case with stock fans, an Asus 960 GTX (passive at idle)...
by Dr Prozac
Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 100% Passive Cooled - Project - A Little Help Needed!
Replies: 1
Views: 1184

How good are those Scythe Himuro ? :)
by Dr Prozac
Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:33 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Insanity check
Replies: 9
Views: 2265

I'd suggest buying a new graphics card when you really need it. HD4850 should be sufficient at the moment and int he future you will be able to buy better cards than the GTX 260 for the same price.
by Dr Prozac
Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:02 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Antec Solo, quiet 92mm or can I make a 120 work?
Replies: 5
Views: 2544

Two Fanders if you're able to get them. Nexus fans are also a good choice as far as I know.

BTW a new revision of Fander fans has been announced a few months ago. Maybe their availability outside Poland will be better ;)
by Dr Prozac
Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Unconditional Basic Income
Replies: 124
Views: 29553

We all know that communism is the best form of government in theory but in practice it didn't work out so well. Exactly. And one really doesn't want to experience how it works in practice. It's terrifying that people get such ideas. They should really talk with people who experienced socialistic "e...
by Dr Prozac
Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:33 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 4850 memory temps?
Replies: 9
Views: 3767

If you want to really heat up your card you should use Furmark. Remember to rename it's exe file though ;)
by Dr Prozac
Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:54 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Enermax Modu82+ 625 Review
Replies: 117
Views: 83740

Try blocking the fan (do it gentle) with everything else plugged.
by Dr Prozac
Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:23 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Wattage Requirement
Replies: 15
Views: 3583

I think that peak total system power consumption shouldn't exceed 350 W. Check this out: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sapphire/HD_4850_X2/24.html Remember that these numbers include CPU, Memory, HDD, Video card etc and PSU inefficiency. I wonder it how would these numbers change with orthos + ...
by Dr Prozac
Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:18 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Enermax Modu82+ 625 Review
Replies: 117
Views: 83740

My Pro82+ 385 W fan starts spinning from the beginning (yes, the minimum rpm is 450). It's not quiet at 1000 rpm, but it's not very bad. There's some bearding noise but on low rpm it's unnoticeable from where I sit. My motherboard reports rpm correctly (at least without such issues like you describe...
by Dr Prozac
Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:09 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Enermax Modu82+ 625 Review
Replies: 117
Views: 83740

Regarding the 425W model, keep in mind that the fan is set to increase its rpm as the load % increases, so whether the fewer watts model will work in higher rpm, thus more noise, really depends on your PC build and its power consumption.. No, it is not. It reacts to temperature increase - at least ...
by Dr Prozac
Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dont understand...hd4850 10w idle @ 68c
Replies: 254
Views: 123420

Could you measure the difference in power draw between 0.930 and 0.892 V? ;)
Ok, my card is stable at 0.910 V. I'll try to tweak it more tomorrow.

Edit:
Now that's just odd. It became stable at 0.892 V after increasing core clock to 250 MHz...
by Dr Prozac
Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:31 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dont understand...hd4850 10w idle @ 68c
Replies: 254
Views: 123420

Hi, ATT is a good thing, despite the fact is's a little buggy. My current 2D setting is 200/500 @ 0.930 V It's stable under ATT built in stability test and LFS. No bigger difference in temperatures compared to 250 / 500 @ 0.968 V. At 0.892 V as well as after lowering memory clock to 475 MHz my card ...
by Dr Prozac
Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:21 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Squealing nvidia 9800GT - is it really so common?
Replies: 19
Views: 7112

Hmm the VRMS looks different: http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=51736 But enough on this subject, the topic is about squealing 9800GT ;) I wonder if PowerColor would replace a card due to squealing. But I would probably had to RMA it to the store in which I've bought it. BTW Power...
by Dr Prozac
Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Squealing nvidia 9800GT - is it really so common?
Replies: 19
Views: 7112

PowerColour and Club 3D seems to have same cards. PowerColor's HD 4850 PCS is Identical with Club 3D HD 4850 OC Edition. Both use red slightly modified PCB with copper pushping mounting on VRMS and 2-pin connector for copper heatpipe cooler manufactured by Zerotherm. PowerColor PCS+ has an referent...
by Dr Prozac
Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: About to give up trying to cool my 4850 with S1 rev 2
Replies: 30
Views: 7143

mackworth wrote:yeah, my VRM and memory are all heatsinked.
But are they hot? And do they burn? ;)
by Dr Prozac
Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: About to give up trying to cool my 4850 with S1 rev 2
Replies: 30
Views: 7143

Sorry, I'm kinda tired ;) Which sensor reaches 110 that fast? MEMIO or some other? I find MEMIO sensor to be the hottest - my card (PowerColor PCS) does reach 100* MEMIO in Furmark. No problems with stability though. I'd check if the VRM and memory gets proper cooling. Are RAM and VRM heatsinks hot?...
by Dr Prozac
Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: About to give up trying to cool my 4850 with S1 rev 2
Replies: 30
Views: 7143

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 & under...
by Dr Prozac
Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 348164

Sony HS75B - silent.
by Dr Prozac
Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Powercolor PCS HD4850 1gb perfect for me?
Replies: 4
Views: 2399

Are you using a modified fan profile?
Lowest fan speed in default profile of my card is 30%. I think it doesn't get higher than 60% even at temp higher than your 72*C.
Just checked : 60% kicks in after passing 90*