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by new2spcr
Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Case temperature
Replies: 10
Views: 1602

Re: Case temperature

quest_for_silence wrote:
new2spcr wrote:What fan control?

man fancontrol.
new2spcr wrote:I haven't configured lm-sensors, just running it stock.

I guess this is one of the reasons why you wrote "weird mobo".

Have a good luck!
Wow I had absolutely no clue that lm-sensors could control fans. An eye opener, thanks. ;)
by new2spcr
Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Case temperature
Replies: 10
Views: 1602

Re: Case temperature

No, I cannot use the integrated graphic chip because I'm running Linux. There is really no linux support for the integrated i3 graphics core? I find this surprising! I have not done any reading about it, though. What kernel version are you using? I thought I had seen that 2.6.32 had included i3 sup...
by new2spcr
Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Case temperature
Replies: 10
Views: 1602

Re: Case temperature

sys fan speed can be either 100%, 75% or 50%. Doesn't fancontrol work with your mobo? Are lm-sensors properly configured? What fan control? Software based? I never used a software based fancontrol... I know that Zalman Fanmate doesn't play well with this board's SYS_FAN header(s) for some reason. I...
by new2spcr
Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Case temperature
Replies: 10
Views: 1602

Re: Case temperature

CA_Steve wrote:Your temps are fine.

Off topic: Is the 7300GS in there for additional monitor support?
Sorry for late reply.
No, I cannot use the integrated graphic chip because I'm running Linux.
by new2spcr
Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:51 am
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: test again
Replies: 0
Views: 5334

test again

test sig.
by new2spcr
Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:49 am
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: testing sig.
Replies: 0
Views: 5190

testing sig.

test
by new2spcr
Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:57 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Case temperature
Replies: 10
Views: 1602

Your temps are fine, lots of headroom. You can see mine here for a i7-960 @ 4.2 GHz -- those temps are more borderline -- still fine tuning the OC, but I would not expect my temps to go down on air cooling. Hi, thanks for reply. I'm very new into this overclocking business and only thing I dare to ...
by new2spcr
Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:24 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Case temperature
Replies: 10
Views: 1602

Case temperature

Hi all! Recently upgraded my hardware, specs are as below: CPU: Intel Core i3 530, 2.93GHz (base MHZ increased few steps to reach ~ 3 GHZ) MB: MSI H55-GD65 Memory: Corsair 4GB (2x2048MB) 1333MHz XMS3 Case: Antec P182 PSU: Corsair VX450 GPU: Geforce 7300GS (w/Zalman ZM80D-HP) HD: Samsung F2 eco green...
by new2spcr
Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gelid Silent Spirit & Scythe Samurai ZZ CPU Coolers
Replies: 8
Views: 3605

Re: Gelid Silent Spirit & Scythe Samurai ZZ CPU Coolers

Thanks for the review. It's always nice to see the manufacturers come up with something "new", like tilted concepts to see how well or bad they perform.
by new2spcr
Sun May 30, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Internet security, can you go too far?
Replies: 11
Views: 2165

On Windows: * I pick the Edition with Software Restriction Policy . ie: WinXP Professional; Vista Business or better; Win7 Professional or better. * I then create a Limited/Restricted User Account for day-to-day use. (Borrowing the idea from Linux/Unix world.) * I only use the default Administrator...
by new2spcr
Tue May 04, 2010 3:16 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Corsair Hydro H50 CPU Water Cooler
Replies: 30
Views: 19764

Re: Corsair Hydro H50 CPU Water Cooler

Thanks for the review. The mp3 recording links don't seem to work : * Corsair Hydro H50 pump and stock fan mounted at 1m — 9V (28~29 dBA@1m) — 10V (24 dBA@1m) — 12V (21~22 dBA@1m) * Corsair Hydro H50 pump and Nexus fan mounted at 1m — 7V (21~22 dBA@1m) — 9V (21~22 dBA@1m) — 12V (23 dBA@1m)
by new2spcr
Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:58 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seven - and now Eight Years of SPCR!
Replies: 78
Views: 64919

Re: Seven - and now Eight Years of SPCR!

Thanks MikeC (and other reviewers) & forum!
by new2spcr
Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:02 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Logitech Illuminated Keyboard
Replies: 30
Views: 20612

The only key that's particularly noisy on my LIK is the spacebar, just because it's bigger. It makes a lower-pitched Thunk. All the other keys just output a soft rat-a-tat. Lucky you. I've found that some of my keys' innards must be slightly off balance, if "E" key for instance is being pressed dea...
by new2spcr
Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Logitech Illuminated Keyboard
Replies: 30
Views: 20612

I've had the Logitech Illuminated Keyboard (that's a mouthful, I'll just call it the LIK ;) ) for a while now. I got it from ebay for $40 with free shipping, which is quite a deal for what it is. It's very classy and pretty quiet - possibly about as quiet as a traditional mechanical keyboard can be...
by new2spcr
Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:46 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mobo or PSU?
Replies: 6
Views: 1360

Something else to consider. Since the system is 1yr old, its possible you have some dust buildup. I would snag a can of compressed air, and clean out the gpu fan and the cpu fan (make sure you pull the power plug first). Its also quite possible that your failing (or failed) PSU has taken out other ...
by new2spcr
Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:54 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mobo or PSU?
Replies: 6
Views: 1360

I would lean towards a PSU problem honestly. Just for the simple fact that your graphics card acted weird, then your HDD failed SMART. Seems to me they arn't getting the right voltages sometimes? I could be wrong. Do you have another PSU you can swap in to test the platform? If so, it may be worth ...
by new2spcr
Sun Dec 13, 2009 1:47 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mobo or PSU?
Replies: 6
Views: 1360

Hi, I would check the capacitors on the motherboard power regulation section (usually between the CPU socket and the I/O connectors on the backplate) and see if any of them are bulging and/or are leaking "goop". If they are, then you have found the problem! Hi, thanks. I will check those out tomorr...
by new2spcr
Sat Dec 12, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mobo or PSU?
Replies: 6
Views: 1360

Mobo or PSU?

Hi all, I'm having intermittent and spontaneous problems with one of my computers at work that I really don't know how to diagnose. The system** is around 1 year old and has been working flawlessly until recently, just couple of weeks ago - when I pressed the start button and the monitor only showed...
by new2spcr
Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:48 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Windows 7 (32bit or 64bit)?
Replies: 72
Views: 15690

(...) The more seasoned Linux user would know how to dig out all necessary information to make that printer or wi-fi work but most people don't have time or energy to do that. It's much easier to just pop in the manufacturer's driver cd and click install. Until Linux and open source has gotten ther...
by new2spcr
Sat Nov 14, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Windows 7 (32bit or 64bit)?
Replies: 72
Views: 15690

Interesting thoughts Shamgar. I think you've narrowed it down the Linux dilemma further; what people does Linux want to attract? "Regular users" that simply wants to get their work done or open source OS enthusiasts that don't mind, tinkering with their OS and applications. Perhaps the Linux communi...
by new2spcr
Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Windows 7 (32bit or 64bit)?
Replies: 72
Views: 15690

...constantly messing around with XP not knowing how stable it's going to be in a few months time For me it's the opposite. At work we use XP Pro's 32 bit and they're rock solid, never had a BSOD or freeze. My dear (Arch) Linux, which is very bleeding edge, on the other hand is very stable when it'...
by new2spcr
Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:29 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Simple [inaudible] computer w/ 1x700RPM and 2x400RPM Noctua
Replies: 3
Views: 3036

Re: Simple noiseless computer with 1x700RPM and 2x400RPM Noc

Hi, Here is a wiki page with parts, building instructions, pictures and video for a simple and noiseless (as long as you are not in an anechoic chamber) computer: http://www.notam02.no/projects/index.php?title=Noiseless_PC Processor: Intel i7 920 Case: Antec P183 CPU fan: 700RPM Noctua Case fans: 4...
by new2spcr
Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The Fan Pile
Replies: 9
Views: 2365

My fan pile consists: 2 Noctua P12's ( came with coolers ) 3x Slipstream 800 and 1x Slipstream 1200, AeroCool Turbine 3000, 7x Antec Tricool's and 2 regular non-tricool antec 120mm's, 2x Nexus 120mm RealSilent's and 1x Scythe Kama-Fex.. and then I found out some evil Thermaltake multiled-fan colore...
by new2spcr
Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:50 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P183: The P182 Gets More Air
Replies: 145
Views: 85543

2. The front door. I had enough of the front door using a previous case, the Sonata. Placement of my computer makes using a front door extremely awkward, nor do I need a front door that must be opened to power on the computer. I also think the front door covering the power and reset button is a wei...
by new2spcr
Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:59 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Mission
Replies: 31
Views: 11828

Re: Mission

slipperyskip wrote:Here is my latest....

Thanks for looking!
Totally awesome.
And also this one:

http://slipperyskip.com/page20.html

I'm in awe...
by new2spcr
Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:23 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: ZEROtherm Nirvana CPU Cooler
Replies: 64
Views: 21142

MikeC wrote: but it's history now, we're busy with other reviews.
Thanks Mike. ^^
by new2spcr
Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:19 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: EcoGreen F2 500GB not as quiet as expected
Replies: 35
Views: 7081

Don't know if there's any more drive failures in this country than anywhere else but I imagine that prolonged use in extreme temperature environments is not good for most electrical/electronic equipment. It gets pretty hot here in Summer. At least in the coastal cities, there is some air from the s...
by new2spcr
Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:14 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How to clone Harddrive please.
Replies: 26
Views: 5228

I use clonezilla as it's free, open source, boots from usb to ram and works with local discs as well as over the network to a samba share. the problem is that it's somewhat technical, but using the standard settings is easy and works great. http://www.clonezilla.org I'm only using Enter and up/down...
by new2spcr
Sun Nov 01, 2009 3:51 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: EcoGreen F2 500GB not as quiet as expected
Replies: 35
Views: 7081

I also heard about that Google paper. It was discussed on the forums a couple years ago I think. A warmer drive of which temperature is around 30-35°C appears to be a "safe zone" : not too cool nor too hot. If choosing which side of the extreme is preferable, I would rather them be a little cooler...
by new2spcr
Sun Nov 01, 2009 3:33 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: EcoGreen F2 500GB not as quiet as expected
Replies: 35
Views: 7081

... UPDATE Well, I've asked a data recovery guru this question, and he said, that the temperature sensor on Samsung drives is the read-write head itself. And this practice is valid for most of modern drives. There are, though, exeptions -- some WD drives have a separate temperature sensor, and some...