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by glassdarkly
Sun May 24, 2009 2:56 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is there a problem with head parks on WD Green HDDs?
Replies: 296
Views: 358050

Would this be an issue for OSes like OpenSolaris or FreeBSD, or is it confined to Linux?
by glassdarkly
Wed May 20, 2009 6:26 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Cheap quiet GPU?
Replies: 4
Views: 2185

What's wrong with the newer Nvidia cards? I was actually looking at the Sparkle fanless PCI 8400GS. There's a x16 port, but I was thinking of keeping that free one of those riser cards that splits into multiple x8/x4 ports for SATA/Network controllers. EDIT: Ahh, I just read the thread you linked to...
by glassdarkly
Wed May 20, 2009 12:35 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Cheap quiet GPU?
Replies: 4
Views: 2185

Cheap quiet GPU?

I'm converting an old C2D computer into a NAS, but the problem is it has no onboard graphics, so I need to find a cheap GPU to use. Does anyone have recommendations for older fanless/quiet GPUs with low power consumption/heat? There's usually a fair variety of secondhand cards on sale locally for ab...
by glassdarkly
Fri May 15, 2009 7:20 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Overclocking E5200 in mini-itx case?
Replies: 1
Views: 1184

Overclocking E5200 in mini-itx case?

I've been planning to build a HTPC with some gaming on emulators. According to the PCSX2 site, they recommend at least a C2D 3.2ghz. Since the E5200 apparently can go up to 3.33ghz on stock voltages, what I'd like to find out is how small/quiet can I hope to go while keeping temperatures reasonable....
by glassdarkly
Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:54 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is there a problem with head parks on WD Green HDDs?
Replies: 296
Views: 358050

The attribute we are discussing is (C1) Load Cycle Count 200 200 0 64 Ok and in your drive it appears to be the same as Start/Stop Count. This means that either unload feature is disabled in WD10EADS-00L5B1 or (like with WD10EACS-00D6B0) it's simply LYING . The only way to determine if your drive i...