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by bbzidane
Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: third party gpu cooler for 5570?
Replies: 0
Views: 1247

third party gpu cooler for 5570?

i was wondering if anyone have come across a gpu cooler for the ati 5570 card?

i looked at a number of coolers, scythe setsugen/musashi, arctic cooling accelero, ZEROtherm CoolMaxx 2000, various thermalright and none of them even list the 5570

any recommendation?

thanks
by bbzidane
Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: how do you test a hard drive?
Replies: 13
Views: 3181

is there a program that does this?
or are you using a script in linux/freebsd/...
by bbzidane
Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:43 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: how do you test a hard drive?
Replies: 13
Views: 3181

i followed your advice and i tried by hdtune and hddscan they both took about the same amount of time 4hrs for 1.5TB drive and 6 hrs for 2.0TB drive the weird thing is that when i ran it on one of the empty 2.0TB drive, it passd the test, but as soon as i tried writing data to it, it started to exhi...
by bbzidane
Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: how do you test a hard drive?
Replies: 13
Views: 3181

Download HDDScan. Run "extended SMART test", then check for SMART values. You can do full format but extended SMART test does the same (and a bit more). Manufacturer diagnostics isn't necessary as if you run manufacturer's diagnostics (which usually requires you to boot to DOS) all the utility does...
by bbzidane
Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: software for undervolting/underclocking intel i3?
Replies: 0
Views: 2048

software for undervolting/underclocking intel i3?

i tried using rmclock and crystalcpu and neither of which supports the new i3 processors i know i can undervolt/underclock from the bios, but i prefer to start with the software solution as i wouldnt need to clear the bios if i over do it and once im happy with the stability, i can then modify the s...
by bbzidane
Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: how do you test a hard drive?
Replies: 13
Views: 3181

thanks for the advice i dont mind booting into dos as im accustom to it and making a usb key boot into dos isnt hard at all and the machine that these drives are going into doesnt have any space left to mount extra drives, though i do have another i plan on using to run these tests i too never have ...
by bbzidane
Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: how do you test a hard drive?
Replies: 13
Views: 3181

how do you test a hard drive?

so im curious about what people do to make sure that their newly purchased hard drive is not a partial lemon before entrusting it and placing a ton of data on it. the reason i ask is, i just bought two hard drives to replace my existing ones. what would i need to do such that i can trust it not to c...
by bbzidane
Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: is picopsu enough to drive this system?
Replies: 11
Views: 2736

just want to say thanks again to the comments on this thread

you guys convinced me that i should play it safe and go with the picopsu 150 and a 150w ac/dc adapter, it is definitely not worth damaging a good system that is worth more than the price of a 150w adapter.

now to wait for the delivery guy
by bbzidane
Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 32mb vs. 64mb cache on wd green drive
Replies: 4
Views: 4015

thanks for the info on the power difference for the 1st vs 2nd gen.
sounds like i will be getting new hdds.
by bbzidane
Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: is picopsu enough to drive this system?
Replies: 11
Views: 2736

thanks for the replies let me list the full setup i have GA-MA78GM-S2H AMD BE-2400 (2.3ghz, underclocked to 2.1ghz, and undervolted to 0.975V) 4x2gb ddr2 memory 1x 1.0TB wd green 1x 1.5TB wd green 1x 80gb intel ssd usb: 1x iphone 1x android 1x ups (which i dont think uses any power?) 1x wireless mou...
by bbzidane
Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: is picopsu enough to drive this system?
Replies: 11
Views: 2736

is picopsu enough to drive this system?

I'm upgrading my system and want to make sure that my current picopsu has enough juice for it what im swapping out: GA-MA78GM-S2H AMD BE-2400 (2.3ghz, underclocked to 2.1ghz, and undervolted to 0.975V) 2 x (2x2gb) ddr2 memory swapping in: GA-H55-USB3 intel i3 530 2 x (2x2gb) ddr3 memory what do peop...
by bbzidane
Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 32mb vs. 64mb cache on wd green drive
Replies: 4
Views: 4015

32mb vs. 64mb cache on wd green drive

just wondering if anyone knows if having a bigger cache makes a noticeable difference or not. im building upgrading my current machine to a i3 530 processor, new mb, ram. after reading the review on wd green drive here, im looking to use the wd 1.5tb drives as it was reviewed to be better than the 1...
by bbzidane
Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Core i5-661: A 32nm CPU with Integrated Graphics
Replies: 86
Views: 31266

does anyone know if you have an i3 processor on a p55 motherboard, would the embedded graphic chip in the processor still consume power, or would it be turned off completely? and can it be disabled on a h55 motherboard. just wondering as im not sure if the embedded graphics is going to be enough for...
by bbzidane
Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Core i5-661: A 32nm CPU with Integrated Graphics
Replies: 86
Views: 31266

does anyone know if the embedded graphics is capable of being used to accelerate flash?
by bbzidane
Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD Green 1.5TB vs. Seagate 7200.12 500GB
Replies: 29
Views: 23813

nice article it would have been nice though to list the green drive for 1TB, 1.5TB, and 2TB i got a good deal on a 2TB green wd drive (~140USD), but looking at the noise/power consumption, i think im going to buy a 1.5TB drive currently running 1TB and 1.5TB, was thinking of swapping them out for 2x...
by bbzidane
Sat Dec 05, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: how do you test if a system is stable when undervolting
Replies: 18
Views: 2605

update i ended up setting the multiplier and voltage in the bios 10.5x @ 0.95V this was helpful as it stopped the computer from drawing ~90W from my ac/dc adapter that caused the fan to run in windows, i increased the voltage to 0.85V for the lower multiplier and the system seems to be doing fine so...
by bbzidane
Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:52 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: how do you test if a system is stable when undervolting
Replies: 18
Views: 2605

thanks for all the feedback i stressed the cpu at the lowest setting by disabling all the other multipliers (still not sure if that is the right term), so it forces it to run 200mhz x 5, 1.0ghz, with prime95 running, which it is stable with voltage 0.75V. so as some of you mentioned, it is most like...
by bbzidane
Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:19 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: how do you test if a system is stable when undervolting
Replies: 18
Views: 2605

Re: how do you test if a system is stable when undervolting

As for advice, what is your end goal? Are you aiming to reduce maximum power consumption at full CPU load to bring down max fan speeds? Do you have a target CPU fan RPM or target temperature in mind? What is the stock multiplier and voltage for that CPU, and what is the lowest stable voltage at the...
by bbzidane
Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:37 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: how do you test if a system is stable when undervolting
Replies: 18
Views: 2605

one more thing im wondering,
can a power hungry device cause less power going to another device?

for example, if a hard drive is spinning up/seeking a lot, could it cause less volts to be delivered to the cpu?
by bbzidane
Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:31 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: how do you test if a system is stable when undervolting
Replies: 18
Views: 2605

how do you test if a system is stable when undervolting

im curious to know what program people use to test for stability when undervolting. i ran prime95 with 2 threads (for amd be2400), it ran overnight, with multiplier 10x at 0.95V, but it would still randomly crash my machine to avoid random crashes, i now have multiplier 8.0 at 0.95V. this makes the ...
by bbzidane
Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: am i pushing picopsu 90w too hard?
Replies: 4
Views: 1825

well the thing is i have two more sticks of memory, one more hard drive and one ssd it seems like my undervolting is causing instability issues. the weird thing is i can run prime 95 on small fft, which stresses the cpu most, yet windows will still randomly stall is there a better program to stress ...
by bbzidane
Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: am i pushing picopsu 90w too hard?
Replies: 4
Views: 1825

sorry, but when you refer to vcore, you mean the voltage setting in rmclock? i dont tweak the voltage in the bios, though i have CnQ disabled. without undervolting, the system will boot with the 2 hdd and 1 ssd. the ac/dc adapter will usually have the fan running though. undervolting reduces how oft...
by bbzidane
Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: am i pushing picopsu 90w too hard?
Replies: 4
Views: 1825

am i pushing picopsu 90w too hard?

i was wondering if people can comment on my build and see if im pushing my picopsu 90w too hard, i have it using a 102W adapter the original system is as follows m/b: gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H cpu: amd be2300 ram: 4x2gb corsair disk: 1TB wd green fan: 1x 120mm nexus the processor is undervolted, multip...
by bbzidane
Sun Nov 01, 2009 7:36 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fanless 130W ATX PSU with 120W AC adapter *Video.
Replies: 186
Views: 149554

just read through the review and this package does look nice.
one question i have is how are people mounting the psu in their case?
by bbzidane
Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: benefit of a second drive?
Replies: 18
Views: 3925

ssd is nice, and i can probably get away with one sized 32gb, but its still relatively expensive

though it is tempting
by bbzidane
Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:13 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: benefit of a second drive?
Replies: 18
Views: 3925

benefit of a second drive?

i was wondering what are the opinions of people of getting a slight performance boost when using two drives when using just 1 drive, the drive is constantly being accessed by multiple programs, windows itself, downloading stuff watching vids multitasking seems to be limited with the speed of the hdd...
by bbzidane
Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: choosing a low power cpu+mb w/ integrated
Replies: 14
Views: 2834

when playing h264 vids, the hardware acceleration kicks in and the cpu usage is really low. it is only when playing 1080i mpeg2 vids that i have issues. not sure why this is. im using microsoft's mpeg2 codec that comes with vista, which according to most supports hardware acceleration, though im not...
by bbzidane
Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: choosing a low power cpu+mb w/ integrated
Replies: 14
Views: 2834

Klusu wrote:780G the best
so you are saying that there is no intel or nvidia equivalent integrated graphics that is comparable?


if so, what new amd process has the same power consumption profile as a be2300?
by bbzidane
Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:17 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: choosing a low power cpu+mb w/ integrated
Replies: 14
Views: 2834

choosing a low power cpu+mb w/ integrated

hi all i got the bug for wanting an upgrade i can probably live without it but im just itching for new hardware i have most of the parts figured out but still on a hunt for a low power cpu+mb w/ integrated gfx the system is mainly for playing hd video and some downloading of vids (i currently find p...
by bbzidane
Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:14 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: lower power cpu == normal cpu when undervolted?
Replies: 9
Views: 3099

lower power cpu == normal cpu when undervolted?

I was wondering if low power cpus have the same power consumption as a normal cpu with the same architecture and clock speed when undervolted in general?

i just want to know if it is worthwhile to wait for the low power amd 240e or just get the normal amd 240 if im going to undervolt.


thanks