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by Wedge
Thu May 31, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: NVidia GPU always runs full speed when using multi screen...
Replies: 46
Views: 15313

Re: NVidia GPU always runs full speed when using multi scree

I currently have a 560 Ti installed in the PC that uses 2 monitors. Does the 3-D clock-speed-while-in-desktop exist with this card as well? I guess the answer would have to be yes. It never occurred to me to check until now, but I can't since I am at work.
by Wedge
Wed May 30, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: NVidia GPU always runs full speed when using multi screen...
Replies: 46
Views: 15313

Re: NVidia GPU always runs full speed when using multi scree

Thanks for the tip. I would much rather do that (buy a 2nd el cheapo fanless card or use iGPU on my next build) than deal with a 3rd party software fix. This whole thing still seems crazy though, given that this card is 2 years old now. So is there "officially" a driver fix to this that in practice ...
by Wedge
Wed May 30, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: NVidia GPU always runs full speed when using multi screen...
Replies: 46
Views: 15313

Re: NVidia GPU always runs full speed when using multi scree

Wow this isn't fixed via the drivers yet? I just bought a *gasp* GTX 480, and now I am hoping my room doesn't heat up from doing dual-display productivity work. As for those who might be wondering, "why a gtx 480?", I can only say that it is dirt-cheap right now for the performance you get. I think...
by Wedge
Tue May 29, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: NVidia GPU always runs full speed when using multi screen...
Replies: 46
Views: 15313

Re: NVidia GPU always runs full speed when using multi scree

Wow this isn't fixed via the drivers yet? I just bought a *gasp* GTX 480, and now I am hoping my room doesn't heat up from doing dual-display productivity work. As for those who might be wondering, "why a gtx 480?", I can only say that it is dirt-cheap right now for the performance you get. I think ...
by Wedge
Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermaltake Proves Themselves a Contender: The Big Typhoon
Replies: 34
Views: 24305

Re: Thermaltake Proves Themselves a Contender: The Big Typh

Okay, I found ThermalTake's official installation guide, but still my question remains, and I hope I am making sense.
by Wedge
Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermaltake Proves Themselves a Contender: The Big Typhoon
Replies: 34
Views: 24305

Re: Thermaltake Proves Themselves a Contender: The Big Typh

*** YAWN *** I hate to wake up such an old thread, but.... I just got one of these via a trade at another popular hardware site. Thanks to SPCR, I get a visual one how to install it; I have no instructions and the single PDF manual I found was lacking. One thing I am wondering, how does the heat sin...
by Wedge
Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: which program is safe/add-free for downloading Youtube video
Replies: 12
Views: 4382

Re: which program is safe/add-free for downloading Youtube v

flyingsherpa wrote:
Thanks for your $0.02, but I think he probably found a solution 2.5 years ago :D

:lol:
This literally made me laugh out loud.

I'll confess to having done this before as well. That's the beauty of a forum thread.
by Wedge
Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Antec Solo - maximum size video card
Replies: 2
Views: 2018

Antec Solo - maximum size video card

Does anybody know the maximum length video card the Antec Solo will accommodate without modifying the drive cage? I've run a few searches at this forum with no luck. I am apparently not choosing the right search phrase.

Edit: what is up with my signature??
by Wedge
Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: HP w2408/w2408h monitor
Replies: 8
Views: 9048

Re: HP w2408/w2408h monitor

My brightness is at 40 and perfectly silent. I think the default was 80 or so.
by Wedge
Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair HX520 buzz/whine issues (other PSUs discussed too)
Replies: 213
Views: 137001

I feel I should correct myself in this thread. The buzzing I am hearing is NOT coming from the PSU. Though my fan exhibits a clicking noise that is only audible within 1 meter, I feel I should correct my misstep in posting false info about my HX520W. It has been removed from my case, yet I still hav...
by Wedge
Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:17 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair HX520 buzz/whine issues (other PSUs discussed too)
Replies: 213
Views: 137001

Personally, I always buy a different model if one lets me down, then RMA and sell the replacement I get. Keeps the rig fresh and prevents frustration. I'm going to follow your advice on this. RMA request was just sent to Corsair. Hoping this will be as painless as possible. Now it's time to review ...
by Wedge
Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:08 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair HX520 buzz/whine issues (other PSUs discussed too)
Replies: 213
Views: 137001

It's the fan. It starts off with a soft clicking noise. Leaving the PC on for a while allows it to progress into a louder "buzz". Options: a) RMA b) Experement with a fan swap ? @Das_Saunamies, thanks for the info. I have the Antec 380 in now, and it runs fine. My only complaint - it just isn't as q...
by Wedge
Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair HX520 buzz/whine issues (other PSUs discussed too)
Replies: 213
Views: 137001

Add me to the list of HX520 users with a terrible buzzing. It began a few days ago and has worsened. It does so at idle. I had to stop every other fan in order to isolate it (8800GT, Antec Tri-cool, and Arctic Cooling Freezer Pro H/S fan). I bought this from Amazon less than a year ago, so I need to...
by Wedge
Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How to Pick the Right Cooler that Best Fits Your CPU Size
Replies: 3
Views: 1104

Re: How to Pick the Right Cooler that Best Fits Your CPU Siz

I was probably quoting some internet authority. I have no personal knowledge at what becomes dangerous and how that danger expresses itself. Perhaps in a cracked motherboard. I hope you took no personal offense. I wasn't talking about you (I knew you were quoting someone else). I was just wishing t...
by Wedge
Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How to Pick the Right Cooler that Best Fits Your CPU Size
Replies: 3
Views: 1104

Re: How to Pick the Right Cooler that Best Fits Your CPU Siz

The new mounting kit that comes with the Thermalright Venomous-X heatsink creates a dangerous amount of contact pressure, although we were able to tighten the cooler all the way without incident. Thermalright's Ultra-120 eXtreme, Cogage TRUE Spirit, and Cogage Arrow all use a similar bolt-through k...
by Wedge
Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:04 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Venomous X question - will it mount a 120 x 38mm?
Replies: 7
Views: 1331

Re: Venomous X question - will it mount a 120 x 38mm?

The Scythe Ultra Kaze 120mm x 38mm Fan, 2000 RPM looks good. It is not. Don't get it. I have the 3000 rpm one. SPCR tested all three. They panned them - and they were too kind. If you really want to pressure get two GTs or two Apaches. Or order one of Dorthy Bradbury'a fans from the UK. I ordered 2...
by Wedge
Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:01 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Venomous X question - will it mount a 120 x 38mm?
Replies: 7
Views: 1331

Re: Venomous X question - will it mount a 120 x 38mm?

JamieG wrote: Not really a quiet fan at all and there are better performing fans.
Glad i didn't order it last night.
JamieG wrote: You're planning on using some form of fan speed control to slow down your fan speed at idle, right?
Absolutely. Probably a Zalman controller set to ~7-9 volts.
by Wedge
Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Venomous X question - will it mount a 120 x 38mm?
Replies: 7
Views: 1331

I think I have my answer. Some googling lead me to this (plenty of pics):
overclockers.com forum member review.

I didn't know the wire clips worked the way they do until scrolling down and getting an up-close view of how the fan mounts. It seems any 120mm fan will do, regardless of depth.
by Wedge
Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Venomous X question - will it mount a 120 x 38mm?
Replies: 7
Views: 1331

Venomous X question - will it mount a 120 x 38mm?

I have a Venomous X on order. I am currently shopping for a 120mm fan to mount on it. This Scythe Ultra Kaze 120mm x 38mm Fan, 2000 RPM (DFS123812L-2000) has my attention due to the 38mm depth that provides more static pressure, probably making it a good choice? I know the "recommended fans" section...
by Wedge
Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Have any of you seen a 5000 series card with D-sub out?
Replies: 13
Views: 2468

It's a DVI handshake issue, for sure. Many HTPC owners have had to resort to using a device called a DVI Detective to keep their video signal live to their display to solve this problem. I have the same issue with my Dell monitor, though using the same hardware and an older CRT monitor with a DVI-V...
by Wedge
Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Have any of you seen a 5000 series card with D-sub out?
Replies: 13
Views: 2468

tehfire wrote:TechPowerUp

Looks like AMD will start introducing lower-end variants which should have VGA-out
These are slowly trickling in now. as micksh pointed out, there is a 5770 made by Asus with a D-sub. I also spotted a 5750 with one at Newegg about 2 weeks ago.
by Wedge
Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Have any of you seen a 5000 series card with D-sub out?
Replies: 13
Views: 2468

Here is one with D-Sub - Asus CuCore 5770 http://www.techpowerup.com/110491/ASUS_Ready_with_EAH5770_CuCore_Graphics_Card.html BTW, I have no problems with my KVM switch working through DVI to D-Sub adapters. Forgot the model of the switch, can tell you if you need. Yes, share the make/model of your...
by Wedge
Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:32 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Have any of you seen a 5000 series card with D-sub out?
Replies: 13
Views: 2468

Though those do work, they cannot work properly with my KVM swith. What i mean is that those only work if I have the KVM focused on that specific PC when I turn it on. If the focus is on another PC, and I boot said PC up without the focus, when I switch to that PC I will not have a video signal. It ...
by Wedge
Sat Dec 12, 2009 5:34 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best silent video card, november 09
Replies: 5
Views: 3756

The Accelero S1 Rev 2 will fit a 5850?

Will it also fit a 5750?
by Wedge
Sat Dec 12, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Have any of you seen a 5000 series card with D-sub out?
Replies: 13
Views: 2468

Have any of you seen a 5000 series card with D-sub out?

I require the standard VGA out (D-Sub) for my KVM switch to work properly. I have been hoping for a card in the Radeon HD 5000 series to come to market, though I realize it is still early.
by Wedge
Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: HP w2408/w2408h monitor
Replies: 8
Views: 9048

I know this thread is old, but I want to share my experience since I have owned this monitor for almost a year now. I bought it for Christmas 2008. I have absolutely no noise problems with the w2408h. I have read others complain about a high-pitched whine, but I simply do not hear it. It makes me wo...
by Wedge
Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet(er) Cooling for HD4850?
Replies: 6
Views: 2523

I wanted to do the same, but my 4870 card won't start up unless it sees the fan RPM on the card's fan port during the POST. If I plug in the stock heatsink fan it works fine. This has been an annoying showstopper for me, and I'm surprised I haven't seen more complaints about this. The card (a Sapph...
by Wedge
Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:11 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: OCZ ModXStream Pro
Replies: 4
Views: 2105

Just bit-the-bullet and got the Corsair 520HX from Amazon. Modular. Reputation for quiet operation both here and elsewhere. It will cost $82 after the rebate.
by Wedge
Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: OCZ ModXStream Pro
Replies: 4
Views: 2105

Interesting post as I find myself in a similar situation. I am in need of a new PSU because my current NeoHE 430w isn't stable enough for my recently purchased Vapor-X HD 4850. It will randomly lose video signal, and by process of elimination of other causes (along with a consultation visit to VGAfo...
by Wedge
Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: decision decsions...4850 or 4870 - need heat output info
Replies: 7
Views: 1640

Good enough for me !!! :D

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