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by reddyuday
Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:06 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Logitech Illuminated Keyboard
Replies: 30
Views: 20105

I've had this kb for about 1yr and like it a lot - best KB I've ever owned. I am glad. As for myself, I am still trying to make up my mind. Even independent of the Menu key issue, I am not yet comfortable with the touch style of the keyboard. It keeps missing key strokes and I haven't been able to ...
by reddyuday
Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:20 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Pico PSU Connectors
Replies: 22
Views: 6955

It might be relevant as the PCI-E slot supplies up to 75w to the video card, and the 6 pin connector the rest of it. For this 80w video card, that would translate in a big question mark on what takes its power from... I am confused. I thought the 6-pin connector was the PCI-E connector. See here . ...
by reddyuday
Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:44 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Pico PSU Connectors
Replies: 22
Views: 6955

By going higher than 150w you're pretty much getting off the limits of what PicoPSUs can do. You might want to seriously downgrade your video card. Also, do note that a 150w brick won't be powerful enough to supply 150w of power to the computer, as the pico has its own inefficiences to count. I thi...
by reddyuday
Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Pico PSU Connectors
Replies: 22
Views: 6955

Re: Pico PSU Connectors

I'm trying to use a Pico PSU with a new mainboard and video card. The mainboard needs an 8 pin 12v connector and the video card needs a 6 pin power connector. Neither are available by the Pico! You might be in a bit of a trouble here. Each circuit of a connector is good for about 6amps of current. ...
by reddyuday
Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:20 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Heavy Multi-tasking very very quiet build advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1739

A SSD drive is out of my price range right now, perhaps down the line. If you look at my own configuration in my signature line, you will find that the SSD is the only expensive component in it. I built it as an experiment using throw-away components bought on eBay, but I am extremely satisfied wit...
by reddyuday
Sun Dec 27, 2009 5:42 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Will the Noctua NH-U12P make my PC quieter?
Replies: 6
Views: 1470

[quote="Marty McFly"]I only chose the NH-U12P because I read the SPCR recommended list of heatsinks (here) and due to my lack of knowledge of which ones would work with my motherboard/CPU I chose that one, because it mentioned “i7â€
by reddyuday
Sat Dec 26, 2009 11:21 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Will the Noctua NH-U12P make my PC quieter?
Replies: 6
Views: 1470

Re: Will the Noctua NH-U12P make my PC quieter?

So… is the NHU12P going to make my system any quieter than the retail Intel cooler? If so, why do the charts show otherwise? And if it won’t make it any quieter, why is this website (among others) recommending it to people wanting noise reduction? Can anyone please clarify this for me because I...
by reddyuday
Sat Dec 26, 2009 5:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Heavy Multi-tasking very very quiet build advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1739

I recommend that you try Google Chrome, for web browsing which is lightweight and fast. Almost never crashes or hangs. I would also recommend a solid state drive (MLC, e.g., Corsair X32 or X64) to hold the operating system and oft-used applications. It makes a big difference in cutting down disk noi...
by reddyuday
Sat Dec 26, 2009 4:56 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What happened to cpemma & http://www.cpemma.co.uk ??
Replies: 32
Views: 7341

The first microcomputer I ever used had the CP/M operating system and Microsoft Fortran & Basic compilers. All of them were excellent products. They fit into something like 12KB memory so that there was enough space left over to hold user programs in a 16KB machine. The story is that the IBM guys di...
by reddyuday
Sun Dec 20, 2009 8:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What happened to cpemma & http://www.cpemma.co.uk ??
Replies: 32
Views: 7341

R.I.P.

Would it be possible to acquire his web site content and put it up on SPCR? I would think his family might the like the tribute.

Uday
by reddyuday
Sun Dec 20, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What happened to cpemma & http://www.cpemma.co.uk ??
Replies: 32
Views: 7341

AuraAllan wrote:R.I.P. Howard Lloyd / Cpemma
by reddyuday
Sun Dec 20, 2009 8:29 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: laptop style keyboard recommendations and feedback
Replies: 31
Views: 20175

I have now tried both the Logitech UltraX and Illuminated. I have put my feeling on the Illuminated in thread with its name . Here is my take on the UltraX: Pro: - Decent keystrokes, not spectacular, but much better than normal desktop keyboards. (The Illuminated keyboard's keystrokes are much softe...
by reddyuday
Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: PC sounds like vacuum cleaner
Replies: 7
Views: 2457

Thank you for a very informative reply, I'm happy to say I've sold the pc, but I will keep your reply fof future reference... Good for you! Now that you are out with the junk, I hope you will build yourself a nice computer using all the knowledge and techniques you will find here. You won't be disa...
by reddyuday
Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Logitech Illuminated Keyboard
Replies: 30
Views: 20105

- The Menu key has been displaced by a silly FN key. To get the Menu, you need to press FN+PrintScreen. Get it? If you depend on the Menu key, like I do, it seems that you have to just write off this piece of keyboard real estate. Logitech confirmed that "even using software", you can't remap the F...
by reddyuday
Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:49 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Logitech Illuminated Keyboard
Replies: 30
Views: 20105

Having obtained a Logitech Illuminated keyboard, after reading all the rave reviews of it on SPCR, here is my take on it: Pro: - Excellent feel of keys. The PerfectStroke really works. It seems to be a happy medium between ultra-light touch laptop keyboards and the piston-shaft desktop keyboards. - ...
by reddyuday
Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:07 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: laptop style keyboard recommendations and feedback
Replies: 31
Views: 20175

I replaced an Enermax Aurora with the Logitech. The Logitech was a big improvement. The Logitech Illuminated seemed to have received more marks here than the Enermax Aurora. I am trying to understand this better. Logitech Illuminated uses a trade-marked "PerfectStroke" system for keys instead of th...
by reddyuday
Thu Nov 26, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Another DA2 + pico question
Replies: 4
Views: 1413

It may just be me being tired but I found it difficult to follow your method! (I even drew several diagrams to help me!) Sorry, pictures would have made it clearer but I haven't had a chance to upload them yet. But if you get the connectors that I mentioned in my thread, you will find that there is...
by reddyuday
Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:47 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Another DA2 + pico question
Replies: 4
Views: 1413

Re: Another DA2 + pico question

From what I've read on here, to trigger the dells remote lead I should "shorted pins 1-4 together (blue and white), and pins 5-8 together (red and black). So, your Dell brick should always have the green light on when it is powered up." That is right as far as the pins go. But it can pass 18 Amps o...
by reddyuday
Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:13 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommendation on [quiet], powerful and small Corei5 system?
Replies: 16
Views: 3691

jordos wrote:As soon as you put the psu in its standard position, the fan starts hitting the metal grille of the psu,
By the "standard position" you mean fan at the bottom? It looks like you need to RMA the psu.

Uday
by reddyuday
Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:31 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: motherboard power question
Replies: 8
Views: 1616

Each circuit of the connector, i.e., each pair of the positive and ground terminals, can provide up to 6 Amps of current at 12V, i.e., 72W. So, a 4-pin connector can provide 144W of power, and an 8-pin connector can provide twice that. Of course, whether all this power materializes depends all on yo...
by reddyuday
Sun Nov 08, 2009 2:06 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: ZEROtherm Nirvana CPU Cooler
Replies: 64
Views: 20061

Re: ZEROtherm Nirvana CPU Cooler

2. SPCR's methodology of testing coolers is in my opinion (also) outdated. And now I speak from a silent freack's point of view. I really want to see how the coolers behave on a modern CPU, that is hotter... and gets hotter as it's moderately overclocked (since some heatsinks CAN cool down even a q...
by reddyuday
Sat Nov 07, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Attack of the Scythes
Replies: 72
Views: 47282

0 rpm!

I thought I should mention this here. The Scythe Kama PWM fan that I have isn't able to report fan speeds below about 650rpm. Both in Speedfan and my motherboard software, I get 0rpm as the fan speed. (Fan speeds above 650 rpm are reported fine.) I am not sure if the tachometer is unable to measure ...
by reddyuday
Sat Nov 07, 2009 2:56 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: drive-bay fan control = bypassed motherboard fan headers?
Replies: 6
Views: 2473

I am running my system with a single 120mm CPU fan mounted on Akasa Evo. (My motherboard has two fan headers.) The CPU fan is directed towards the back of the case and, so, serves as an exhaust fan as well. E6750 runs at around 43C normally. The motherboard temperature is generally below 40C. A sig...
by reddyuday
Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:35 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New PSU for Antec NSK1300
Replies: 12
Views: 4544

Hm, the reputable manufacturer declares wrong figures for the admissable load? Well, you have to draw your own conclusions I suppose. Three of us, Ryboto, Eddie666 and I, have reported that PW-200 didn't work with configurations whereas PicoPSU-150-XT worked. Ryboto even had PicoPSU-120 work for hi...
by reddyuday
Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:52 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New PSU for Antec NSK1300
Replies: 12
Views: 4544

IMHO, both Winmate board and usual PicoPSU won't do because of powerful videocard-CPU tandem. These two together will fry the PSU pretty good :) Maybe 200W power will be enough, but not 130-150. Rather risky setup for diet supplying via external brick. Many of us found that PW-200-V couldn't power ...
by reddyuday
Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:31 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Quiet Drive 2.5
Replies: 45
Views: 18221

... I deleted this message because it seems to have got cut off due to some control characters.
by reddyuday
Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:05 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New PSU for Antec NSK1300
Replies: 12
Views: 4544

In my personal opinion, it is not worth getting a replacement proprietary PSU that wouldn't fit anywhere else but this case. I think a better option is to go the route of a DC-DC PSU. There is the proved and tested PicoPSU-150-XT + Dell DA-2 combination on which there is a lot of info on the forums....
by reddyuday
Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:44 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Quiet Drive 2.5
Replies: 45
Views: 18221

HammerSandwich wrote: Compare that to a $50 heatsink that's obsolete when a new socket comes out 2 years later...
Shouldn't we put some pressure on the manufacturers to provide mounting brackets for new sockets? Some of them already do.
by reddyuday
Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:51 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Quiet Drive 2.5
Replies: 45
Views: 18221

I would agree with your comments in most cases, but silent computing really has achieved new lows -- tho that sounds bad. :lol: Indeed! Even though I was initially ecstatic about my Momentus 7200.4 drive, now that I have lived with a nearly silent computer for a week, I am thinking "do I really hav...
by reddyuday
Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:21 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Value SSD
Replies: 18
Views: 4659

According to the specs on Newegg, the second drive seems a lot slower. Why are you considering it?