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by corrion
Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Windows Homegroup problem
Replies: 4
Views: 4942

Re: Windows Homegroup problem

Check to make sure that you are using Homegroup to manage permissions. Go to Network and Sharing Center > Change advanced sharing settings > Home or Work > Allow Windows to manage homegroup connections.

If that fails, try the Homegroup troubleshooter.
by corrion
Tue May 22, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which GTX560 Ti is the most quiet?
Replies: 27
Views: 14935

Re: Which GTX560 Ti is the most quiet?

Is it hard to flash the BIOS on the Gigabyte card? I have the Gigabyte GTX560 Ti non-OC, and the minimum fan speed isn't low enough for me (I think it's set to 40%). To answer the OP - I have the dual-fan version: it's quiet at idle (barely audible), but I can definitely single out the fan noise out...
by corrion
Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: My GIGABYTE GA-Z68AP-D3 won't drop the voltage at idle
Replies: 3
Views: 1784

Re: My GIGABYTE GA-Z68AP-D3 won't drop the voltage at idle

Have you tried updating your BIOS? I got the exact same board from probably the same Microcenter deal as you, and I have no problems with the voltage on the F7 BIOS. Turbo mode off, Stock / Normal voltages, 42x multiplier. I do have S3 sleep / standby issues, but it seems a lot of Z68 motherboards a...
by corrion
Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:39 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Mini P180 $49.99 at NCIX US
Replies: 2
Views: 1536

Re: Mini P180 $49.99 at NCIX US

Thanks for the heads up, I missed out on the BF deal. I bought a 3.5mm audio splitter cable for my filler, total ended up being $56.38 after tax.
by corrion
Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Allround/gaming rig for my brother, how small can i go?
Replies: 10
Views: 1484

Re: Allround/gmaing rig for my brother, how small can i go?

I can't say for the first part (though I'm sure you can control the fan speed via MSI Afterburner software), but you can fit a dual-slot video card in that case:

http://hardforum.com/showpost.php?s=8eb ... tcount=312
by corrion
Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Allround/gaming rig for my brother, how small can i go?
Replies: 10
Views: 1484

Re: Allround/gmaing rig for my brother, how small can i go?

What's your budget for the case? The design of Silverstone's SG07 really fits your description (mini-ITX, supports long video cards, comes with large power supply), currently $169.99 AR from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-Mini-ITX-Mini-DTX-Certified-SG07B/dp/B003V8ATLS If you want to go m...
by corrion
Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: htpc suspend problems
Replies: 9
Views: 2155

Re: htpc suspend problems

Not true, I use my USB keyboard or mouse to wake up my computer every day, and they're not lit up all the time. If you say it's fine while not overclocked, then either you have things clocked too high, or you're not supplying enough voltage. You can also try turning off USB selective suspending unde...
by corrion
Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: htpc suspend problems
Replies: 9
Views: 2155

Re: htpc suspend problems

Which operating system are you using? In Windows, you can allow devices to wake the computer in the Device Manager. See attached.

And what you described sounds like S3 sleep, not hibernation.
by corrion
Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:52 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone FT03
Replies: 4
Views: 1591

Re: Silverstone FT03

I would love to read a SPCR review on this case. It's everything I want from a mATX case except for the HDD cooling. Anyone own this case already?
by corrion
Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Dead-silent Atom-based hosts?
Replies: 9
Views: 3199

Re: Dead-silent Atom-based hosts?

The Shuttle definitely does not have a fan. I just assembled one for my cousin, and if you add a SSD, it shouldn't generate any noise at all. It's awesome for what it'll be doing (Skype, web browsing), but I don't know if I'd do any software development on it (test of patience, I guess). Atoms are n...
by corrion
Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec One Hundred?
Replies: 3
Views: 1289

Re: Antec One Hundred?

Not a fan of side vents either, but I "fixed" it on my cousin's 300 by swapping the side panels so that the vent is behind the motherboard. No more problems with sound leakage and incorrect airflow.
by corrion
Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:06 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Anyone here have photos of their modified Sonata Elite
Replies: 4
Views: 1103

Re: Anyone here have photos of their modified Sonata Elite

My three hard drives idle at most 37C. They did get very hot when I tried to use a Swiffer cloth for a filter - reduced the airflow way too much. Removed the cloth, been getting great temperatures since.
by corrion
Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Artic Silver longevity?
Replies: 2
Views: 837

As long as it still squeezes out, go for it. I kept my Arctic Silver I for 5+ years until I used it all up.
by corrion
Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:18 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P182 front audio panel problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1792

Check out this thread: viewtopic.php?p=514609
by corrion
Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New HTPC - old PSU. 20 pin plug, 24 pin socket compatibility
Replies: 4
Views: 1016

Works in reverse as well: power supplies with 24-pin cables can be plugged into motherboards with 20-pin as long as you leave the four side pins outside the plug. It'll only fit in perfectly one way, so make sure you don't jam it in!
by corrion
Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Off topic, sort of. Any SILENT "window" fan recom
Replies: 9
Views: 9050

Thanks for sharing! I was looking to replace my broken window fan which I bought at Costco years ago, but it somehow fixed itself, and I stopped searching. I'll definitely look into this product if I'm in the market again.
by corrion
Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Which cards accelerate which image/video/3D design app's ??
Replies: 4
Views: 1173

Any program can take advantage of any video card (as long as they code it in, which not many companies do), but programs written in CUDA can only be rendered on Nvidia cards, and since CUDA has been out much longer than ATI's Stream, there are a few more applications written for it. An example would...
by corrion
Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Hello (and help!) from a Newbie - bought a "silent"
Replies: 7
Views: 2394

He recommended the ATI because it's faster than the Nvidia for gaming, so it was a honest suggestion. CUDA is basically a programming language that takes advantage of Nvidia's parallel processing power. All cards above the 8000 series have it for Nvidia, but ATI has yet to release an equivalent to t...
by corrion
Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help troubleshooting intermittent crashes!
Replies: 7
Views: 1530

I know for sure on my friend's P55-UD3R, there is a "Stock" option. Just leave it at that, or around 1.15V, I think. Just need to specify a voltage, doesn't really matter what it is at this point.
by corrion
Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help troubleshooting intermittent crashes!
Replies: 7
Views: 1530

I hate Gigabyte motherboards for doing this, but "Auto" voltages is not the same as "Stock" voltages. They will dynamically change the voltages to "stabilize" the processor. Apparently they thought making my Q6600 reach 100C is the way to do it. Check all your voltages and change it to "Stock" if yo...
by corrion
Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:45 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 7MC Live TV stutter on AMD, not on Intel ???
Replies: 3
Views: 971

Run CPU-Z and make sure your RAM is running dual-channel. I had a problem with Slingplayer running at an unbelievably slow speed, and I finally realized that for that particular motherboard, the RAM had to be in different colored slots for them to run in dual-channel. Talk about a major design flaw...
by corrion
Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Should I buy an SSD now or hold out for 6GPS
Replies: 74
Views: 11087

This problem exists in all NAND-based drives, so this problem cannot be fixed unless manufacturers find ways to reduce the number of writes on the drive (something like what the Sandforce controllers do). The real problem was that random writes was slowing down / completely freezing the hard drive, ...
by corrion
Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Should I buy an SSD now or hold out for 6GPS
Replies: 74
Views: 11087

"The Intel 40GB drive is pretty competitively priced" Don't forget that Intel requires that you set your board to ACHI. Older boards can't do that. I have the Kingston 40GB SSD (practically the same version), and I actually have problems with AHCI mode. It's running IDE mode right now in my Dell Vo...
by corrion
Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:36 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Why Ad Blocking is devastating to the sites you love
Replies: 142
Views: 115238

I think the kontera ads that you are using are really annoying, they where the reason I installed Adblock in the first place (when Anandtech started using them). But I guess I have gotten better at mentally ignoring the false links with time. Something I will never unblock is flash however. It is r...
by corrion
Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How do I delete Windows-created backup files?
Replies: 7
Views: 1419

You could also just boot into a live Linux environment and then just delete the folder like that.
by corrion
Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How do I delete Windows-created backup files?
Replies: 7
Views: 1419

I have a command prompt script that changes the ownership of the files to the current administrator. Just run one line after the other: takeown /f %1 /r /d y icacls %1 /grant administrators:F /t Replace %1 with the drive of your choice, so for C: it would be: takeown /f C: /r /d y icacls C: /grant a...
by corrion
Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:47 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: CM HAF 932 vs Antec p182 vs ?
Replies: 10
Views: 4555

Well, short of driving 15 minutes to his place with a thermometer in hand, I wasn't really going to know what his ambient temperature will ever be, nor do I know what conditions any of the fans are running at (he told me later he had all the fans running full blast including the video card when he g...
by corrion
Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: CM HAF 932 vs Antec p182 vs ?
Replies: 10
Views: 4555

^ So the HAF would not be ideal for a silent setup. How good is it at sheer cooling power? I always have cooling problems in the summer. It's really good. His stock i5 750 idles at 25C (77F), stock 8800GTS 320MB idles at 47F (full load at around 60F), and the fans are constantly blowing out cold ai...
by corrion
Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: CM HAF 932 vs Antec p182 vs ?
Replies: 10
Views: 4555

I can give you my opinion of my friend's HAF-922 (midtower case). 1) When all three fans are on, it produces a nice, quiet, whooshing sound (to me anyways) without any annoying pitches or whines. My friend even bought an extra 120mm fan to point straight at the video card. Ventilation is definitely ...
by corrion
Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Opinions about Hitachi 7K1000.C
Replies: 7
Views: 4496

What program would you use to adjust AAM? Hitachi's own tool?