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by danimal
Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent PC with ability to play games
Replies: 29
Views: 2923

Re: Silent PC with ability to play games

Can you please give me an explanation why it won't work? Because of the heatpipes orientation issue, against which even AC, Prolimatech, Thermalright and the very same Silverstone advice. http://en.expreview.com/2010/11/15/90%C2%B0-rotationhow-to-install-heatpipe-cooler/11843.html/5 i ran the same ...
by danimal
Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: System fails to POST. Motherboard failure?
Replies: 13
Views: 1423

Re: System fails to POST. Motherboard failure?

what you are looking for here is the beep code that's present when you first turn on the computer... you should be able to pull the ram and still get a beep code. I don't have case speakers to generate the beep code. I have this cheapo chinese pci card that's supposed to display an error code, but ...
by danimal
Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: System fails to POST. Motherboard failure?
Replies: 13
Views: 1423

Re: System fails to POST. Motherboard failure?

those caps do look suspicious, but caps in general tend to leak out the bottom.

what you are looking for here is the beep code that's present when you first turn on the computer... you should be able to pull the ram and still get a beep code.
by danimal
Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: WARNING! Faulty Intel P67/H67 chips causes SATA degradation!
Replies: 4
Views: 2330

Re: WARNING! Faulty Intel P67/H67 chips causes SATA degradat

intel has already fixed this issue, if you have a board with the bad silicon on it, you should be able to swap your mb for another one, with the vendor you bought it from.
by danimal
Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Temp01 Overheating - Rising to 100C+
Replies: 44
Views: 4664

Re: Temp01 Overheating - Rising to 100C+

speedfan doesn't tell you where those temps actually are, so it won't help... don't confuse the issue with it. the problem here is that you are assuming that something is overheating, when there is no evidence to back that up... everyone is off on a tangent, that isn't helping to fix the problem. if...
by danimal
Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P183 vs Fractal Define R2
Replies: 17
Views: 8403

Re: Antec P183 vs Fractal Define R2

flemeister wrote:
Avro wrote:I can't mount a 120mm fan to the back of that 2-drive cage because the PCI-E power plugs stick into that bay area.
The solution, using 2 strips of foam/cardboard or whatever you've got lying around:

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that is a smart idea!
by danimal
Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P183 vs Fractal Define R2
Replies: 17
Views: 8403

Re: Antec P183 vs Fractal Define R2

After some testing, I have figured out why it's noisier. The video card fan is spinning faster than before. It shifts between 1400-1700rpm because it is running hotter than before did you actually measure the speed when it was in the solo case? easy enough to prove that case airflow is a factor, on...
by danimal
Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 1920x1080 over HDMI to 32" TV output issues
Replies: 6
Views: 801

Re: 1920x1080 over HDMI to 32" TV output issues

i've made 1080p fit perfectly with two different computers, on several different tv's, but it wasn't intuitive. sometimes you have to do the tweaking on the monitor, and sometimes you have to tweak the video card... for instance, last time it was a monitor setting called "just scan", i think, instea...
by danimal
Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:24 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best passive and quiet performance GPU for fortress ft02
Replies: 11
Views: 2630

Re: Best passive and quiet performance GPU for fortress ft02

Is it easy enough to replace the topfan and undervolt the bottom fans (can you control them like any other fan)? one option is to replace the top fan with a pwm fan, and tie it into the cpu fans, using pwm-compatible splitter cables... that way, it's only noisy when you need cpu power. i use an old...
by danimal
Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:15 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Is it possible to get POWER and silence?
Replies: 20
Views: 2307

Re: Is it possible to get POWER and silence?

If it helps, I'll be using premiere and photoshop to create/edit and manage videos. Does anyone know how core aware Adobe products are? My, limited, understanding was that they are core aware. i assume that you'll be editing native avchd? you'll want to throw the most cpu horsepower you can at it, ...
by danimal
Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:09 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Is it possible to get POWER and silence?
Replies: 20
Views: 2307

Re: Is it possible to get POWER and silence?

andymcca wrote:
danimal wrote:it's an intel/nvidia game, running anything amd in that scenario would mean more noise, more cpu heat, and much less rendering power.
Do you mention nvidia over AMD/ATI because of CUDA, or some other reason I'm not seeing. Just curious.
mostly cuda, but also better drivers.
by danimal
Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P183 vs Fractal Define R2
Replies: 17
Views: 8403

Re: Antec P183 vs Fractal Define R2

you should be able to undervolt all of the fans, including the cpu fan, except for the video card.

with the proper undervolting, and the front door closed, it shouldn't be loud.
by danimal
Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: FCC approves Comcast/NBC merger
Replies: 12
Views: 2016

Re: FCC approves Comcast/NBC merger

I don't know why you think you know how the world works better than I do, Funny, that is what I was thinking about your analysis. I thought it was a bit shallow... and that you were projecting what you would do if you were him onto him. That is what you are doing isn't it? that about sums it up. yo...
by danimal
Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best passive and quiet performance GPU for fortress ft02
Replies: 11
Views: 2630

Re: Best passive and quiet performance GPU for fortress ft02

Hi, What is the best performance passive GPU for the fortress ft02? that's an oxymoron, sort of like "government intelligence" :) the only truly quiet fan setting on the ft02 is when the big fans are so undervolted that they tick for a couple of minutes on startup, and you've replaced and undervolt...
by danimal
Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Mugen 2 Rev B bottom screw loose??? [large picture]
Replies: 5
Views: 1084

Re: Scythe Mugen 2 Rev B bottom screw loose??? [large pictur

you are doing something wrong.

go the scythe support forum, it based in europe, i can't remember the url.
by danimal
Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: using i7 950 with Megahalems passively?
Replies: 3
Views: 1226

Re: using i7 950 with Megahalems passively?

guermantes wrote:Hi,
What do you think, would I burn my CPU if I booted with no case fans and removed the CPU fan so that the Megahalems is only cooling passively?
Thanks!
/g
you can't "burn" an intel cpu, because they throttle way down at 100c, even to the point of shutting off.
by danimal
Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Is it possible to get POWER and silence?
Replies: 20
Views: 2307

Re: Is it possible to get POWER and silence?

i agree that the video card will be the biggest noisemaker, especially if you are using it for video rendering, ala premiere pro cs5, or photoshop cs5, which can also take advantage of the gpu... it's an intel/nvidia game, running anything amd in that scenario would mean more noise, more cpu heat, a...
by danimal
Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cutting the p183 back fan grill: worth the effort?
Replies: 9
Views: 1612

Re: Cutting the p183 back fan grill: worth the effort?

wire fan grills are dust filters, so they serve a good purpose. I think there is a misunderstanding here. Those are wire grills and they really don't filter much (unless you count filtering fingers out of fans ;) ) : lol... he asked about the p183, which doesn't have any grills like that, but you m...
by danimal
Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P-183 discontinued... replacement P-183 V3?
Replies: 30
Views: 7524

Re: P-183 discontinued... replacement P-183 V3?

the p183 is a lot more porous, which avro alluded to. think about it, if the box was completely sealed, how would the noise get out? so of course the p183 won't be as quiet as the solo, it wasn't designed for that... true silent freaks can minimize the damage; seal the top fan hole off, remove the b...
by danimal
Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Computer hooked to TV via HDMI looks bad
Replies: 12
Views: 9900

Re: Computer hooked to TV via HDMI looks bad

If your TV is able to display a maximum resolution of 720p, then make sure the resolution on your laptop is set to output to the TV at 1280x720 (720p). great post. the moral of the story there is that you should always set the video card to display the native resolution of the monitor; win7 will re...
by danimal
Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lian Li PC-B25S Mid-tower Aluminum Case
Replies: 28
Views: 16410

Re: Lian Li PC-B25S Mid-tower Aluminum Case

it's true that i was playing the devils advocate :mrgreen: but the inference in this review is that lian li made the "mistake" of putting filters on all of the top case fans that it sold, which was not logical. case manual, no mention of any filter on top: http://www.lian-li.com/v2/tw/product/upload...
by danimal
Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Sandy bridge game rig
Replies: 13
Views: 1896

Re: Sandy bridge game rig

those noctua fans are significantly louder than the ty-140's on the silver arrow, but some people are complaining about a ticking noise on the sa fans, and others can't get the sa to fit right in the p183. maybe replacing the d14 fans later is indeed the best way to look at it... i would not go with...
by danimal
Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:01 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P-183 discontinued... replacement P-183 V3?
Replies: 30
Views: 7524

Re: P-183 discontinued... replacement P-183 V3?

On a side note, I find the P183 noisier than the SOLO it replaced, even when I turned off all the exhaust & intake fans and just kept the CPU fans (and video card fan since I can't turn that off) running. that is logical, given that the p183 is a high-performance case with much greater airflow capa...
by danimal
Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:53 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lian Li PC-B25S Mid-tower Aluminum Case
Replies: 28
Views: 16410

Re: Lian Li PC-B25S Mid-tower Aluminum Case

Do you work for Mr. Li? Everybody knows that Lian-Li does NOT reply to any inquiries through their website. here are a couple of people who were able to get in touch with lian li about warranty issues, albeit with mixed results, lol: http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling/736975-so-i-need-new-140mm-c...
by danimal
Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cutting the p183 back fan grill: worth the effort?
Replies: 9
Views: 1612

Re: Cutting the p183 back fan grill: worth the effort?

frenchie wrote:I wouldn t bother cutting out the existing fan grills just to replace them with wire grills...
wire fan grills are dust filters, so they serve a good purpose.

i cut out the front grills on my p182/p183, but i can't seem to force myself to cut the back grill out, even tho it makes sense.
by danimal
Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice Needed on Audio Editing PC Build
Replies: 50
Views: 4215

Re: Advice Needed on Audio Editing PC Build

i've run speedfan on multiple computers, it's useless in a production environment. i always end up with manual fan controls, or programming the bios to 50%(three-pin fan header), which sometimes isn't enough, although it should work for the second cpu fan. the first cpu fan should be plugged into th...
by danimal
Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Xbitlab measurements say 120mm fans give more cfm 4 same dBA
Replies: 4
Views: 992

Re: Xbitlab measurements say 120mm fans give more cfm 4 same

those reviews are over a year apart, did they use the exact same measuring techniques in both? i'm guessing not, because i have a hard time believing that a 120mm fan blows that much more air, over a 140mm fan. also, if i remember correctly, the 140mm fan review did not test static pressure(?), whic...
by danimal
Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermalright Shaman on GTX570
Replies: 12
Views: 4080

Re: Thermalright Shaman on GTX570

thanks to everyone for feedback on the shaman.

i have those ty-140's running horizontally on my silver arrow, in an ft02, and they don't make any clicking noise... seems like the luck of the draw.