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by dago
Thu Oct 04, 2007 1:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: scandinavians
Replies: 62
Views: 21258

I don't think language skills are the explanation, since there are other Europeans who also speak English quite well, e.g. the Dutch, the Germans, some of the British ... :). Sure, but there's also the usual "market size" effect. French and german-speaking markets are big enough to have translation...
by dago
Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Timerstart an computer for PVR usage...
Replies: 3
Views: 2240

If you're running linux, nvram-wakeup is a solution.
by dago
Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The 2006 USA Election!
Replies: 124
Views: 52445

Bluefront wrote:The first thing she did.....she missed the Freshman-Senator orientation meetings. [...] She went on a vacation at a very critical time.
Remind me of somebody else ... but who ???

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Remember 11/11/1918
by dago
Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The 2006 USA Election!
Replies: 124
Views: 52445

That election may be over, but I doubt that this post will reach the 13-pages long Bush wins, Kerry Loses topic.
by dago
Mon May 22, 2006 1:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1602114

talking about finland,
Lordi - Hard rock Hallelujah,
Now feel free to bash the eurovision contest, but without it, we would never had Celine Dion or Abba ... umh, thinking back about that ...
by dago
Tue Jan 10, 2006 8:06 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Neo HE PSU Users Poll
Replies: 355
Views: 432607

Got one, manufactured nov. 05 (case), it's running without any problems with
- MBoard : MSI K8N Neo2 V2.0
- CPU : AMD Athlon64 X2 3800
- GPU : Radeon 9800 Pro
by dago
Wed Dec 28, 2005 5:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1602114

Rammstein - Rosenrot
by dago
Sun Dec 04, 2005 7:04 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: another project MikeC is involved w/ Antec: A HTPC
Replies: 28
Views: 14159

Re: another project MikeC is involved w/ Antec: A HTPC

Here's my wishlist (I'm sure others will follow) : 1. External PSU It all depends on how much gear you have under/around your tv/hifi, but for me the cable mess is incredible, and internal PSU would be preferable, Indeed, but another advantage of the brick is the ability to put this external source...
by dago
Sun Dec 04, 2005 5:21 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: another project MikeC is involved w/ Antec: A HTPC
Replies: 28
Views: 14159

another project MikeC is involved w/ Antec: A HTPC

From another topic : BTW, there is another project I am involved in w/ Antec: A HTPC case. enuf said. :wink: You really think that's enough, eh ? Ok, from your other post, we know it'll be like a standard HiFi component, like the silverstone, and not a cube like the Aria. Chances are high that the H...
by dago
Sun Dec 04, 2005 5:07 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: PIII 1GHz in fanless mode - safe?
Replies: 3
Views: 1693

If there's a PSU fan, it's not totally fanless ;) I tried my P3-S 1.26GHz totally fanless (no PSU fan, nothing), in a closed environment (it's an HTPC). It booted and operated normally, but the temp was too high (70°C) so I didn't made any burn test and put one fan to cool everything. I would say th...
by dago
Sun Dec 04, 2005 5:00 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: where is the P150 in Germany?
Replies: 19
Views: 6455

Yep, same here, altought one shop list it as "in stock", I kinda doubt it, but I didn't planned to buy one before january.

Local prices is the same here : 210-240 CHF (130-150 EUR).
by dago
Tue Nov 29, 2005 2:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC Advice Needed
Replies: 11
Views: 2312

As the others said, the 2 60mm fans are to scrap. Also, I still don't get the interest of buying Intel Pentium 4 CPU if the goal is to have a fast & silent computer. If you plan to buy a new CPU, why not taking an Athlon64 ? They can surely handle HDTV, and produce a fraction of the heat. For the ca...
by dago
Fri Oct 07, 2005 6:10 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Good for a laugh or two....
Replies: 15
Views: 4481

Slaugh wrote:Oh! And this is by far the cheapest case I have ever seen:
Really ? and what about this one : Neuhausplatz 200NC :

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by dago
Fri Sep 30, 2005 3:32 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Available motherboards that support Pentium-M
Replies: 21
Views: 10791

Here are all the native s479 mainboard I can get on the swiss e-shops, with price tag in euro (incl. local VAT of 7.6%). I guess all those boards should also be available in other european countries. AOpen i855GMEm-LFS @165€ AOpen i915Ga-HFS @245€ AOpen i915GMm-HFS @230€ DFI 855GME-MGF @210€ DFI-ACP...
by dago
Mon Jul 11, 2005 7:41 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: CF>IDE(female) adaptor?..
Replies: 9
Views: 2193

Did you noticed that if you order from Switzerland (pcengines shop), you'll pay 10$ + 6.95$ (north america) or 8.33€ + 4.50€ (for europe) ?

[UPD] just went to the uk reseller ... 20 GBP is effectively quite a margin.
by dago
Mon Jul 11, 2005 5:21 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: CF>IDE(female) adaptor?..
Replies: 9
Views: 2193

dago; those appear to all be CF>male IDE, ie they plug into the ribbon cable rather than the motherboard. No, no, the one at the bottom of the page is female IDE and plugs directly into the motherboard. I should know, I have one know under my eyes ;) As for power, you need some power connector in a...
by dago
Mon Jul 11, 2005 3:31 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: CF>IDE(female) adaptor?..
Replies: 9
Views: 2193

I bought such an adaptor on pcengines.ch.

CFDISK.5G : Cost 10$.

As it's really light, the shipping cost are those of normal letters, and it also have a few resellers in various countries (click on shop)
by dago
Sun Jul 03, 2005 12:26 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Finally a concurrent for Antec's Aria !
Replies: 17
Views: 9350

It's about 20% bigger as well Dimensions (W H D) Antec Aria 269 x 200 x 335 Silverstone SG01 263 x 210 x 393 But I would more worry about cramming all cables that come with standard ATX PSU into that small box. That would require serious cable-gami-fu or some smart cable mngt features on the PSU. [/...
by dago
Wed Jun 22, 2005 8:53 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My one-fan Athlon64
Replies: 27
Views: 9954

Actually, in this case the hard drive is not anywhere in the main airflow path (it's in the upper front corner in an optical drive bay). That's okay, because it's a 2.5" drive and thus cooling it isn't a priority. [/quote] :oops: was just thinking of the pictures on top. As for putting a hole in the...
by dago
Wed Jun 22, 2005 1:19 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My one-fan Athlon64
Replies: 27
Views: 9954

Which of the following is more efficient? 1. fresh air -> CPU -> hard drive -> exhaust or 2. fresh air -> hard drive -> CPU -> exhaust 1, no discussion, you even agreed [ok, ok, I'm pedantic on your question ;)] The former will indeed cool the CPU marginally more efficiently, but it will cook your ...
by dago
Wed Jun 22, 2005 12:49 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My one-fan Athlon64
Replies: 27
Views: 9954

As crazy as it sounds, I believe the hottest part of my system is the nForce3 chipset, along with a few MOSFETs and ICs along the motherboard. This is why I was considering this intake duct, as it should direct airflow directly over these components. If that's really the case, then your ducting pla...
by dago
Tue Jun 21, 2005 12:06 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: LOW Power home server, advice needed!
Replies: 16
Views: 4020

Re: LOW Power home server, advice needed!

... or you can get a kill-a-watt and test your configuration with a normal 300W PSU to see how high it's running. Or is an P4 mobile with a good MB an option? I'm not an intel specialist, but by checking this , you have to choose carefully, the "mobile" P4 goes up to 100W. VIA is not an option for m...
by dago
Thu Jun 16, 2005 11:29 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My one-fan Athlon64
Replies: 27
Views: 9954

* you reduced the cooling to one fan only, but using the wrong one :) the worst thing to do, imho, is to cool using the psu fan. that's because the psu generates a lot of heat itself, then circulating heated air from cpu through it... According to the SPCR test, efficiency for this PSU at the given...
by dago
Tue Apr 05, 2005 3:03 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: i915GMm-HFS - Aopen desktop Alviso (PCie) board
Replies: 26
Views: 17827

Indeed, the price was too good to be true :(
It was a mistake with another i915-based card from aopen.

The card name has been updated, and not new s479 one in their catalog.
by dago
Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:32 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: i915GMm-HFS - Aopen desktop Alviso (PCie) board
Replies: 26
Views: 17827

Ok, seems I miss this topic and I post a duplicate :oops: (I swear, I searched for "aopen i915" before posting). :arrow: sthayashi, you can delete the other one. Still, I've got a small informative news : the street price is 104€ :) I guess the remaining price problem with centrino is now the CPU, b...
by dago
Mon Apr 04, 2005 1:16 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AOpen i915*
Replies: 1
Views: 2916

AOpen i915*

Seems the first boards were the most difficult. AOpen has now a new pentium M motherboard, based on a i915. It seems perfectly tailored for an HTPC (even component out). Here's the press release and the product page . It is already in pre-orders for 104 € (80€ cheaper than the i85%). Quick Specs : S...
by dago
Sun Mar 13, 2005 6:40 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Samsung ML-1710 (printer) : noisy
Replies: 5
Views: 5492

when idling > I hope so, that nothing is happening !

Do you also have a pretty long "cool down" time after printing a page ?
by dago
Sat Mar 12, 2005 11:00 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Samsung ML-1710 (printer) : noisy
Replies: 5
Views: 5492

Samsung ML-1710 (printer) : noisy

The subject says it all, I got one of those cheap (85$) printer mostly because it had both USB & // ports.

And it's damn noisy, the motor ran for 1-2 minutes upon power up, and the noisy fan for 10 minutes afer printing 1 page :evil:
by dago
Mon Mar 07, 2005 8:13 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How long has your PSU lasted?
Replies: 19
Views: 5763

None of the powersupplies I got did ever break up or die.

In particular, the Aopen (fortron?) one in my current server is a 300W that I have since 99 and has been running 24/7 for 3.5 years now, with a bunch of HDD (see "How much can a 300W PSU power ?").
by dago
Tue Feb 08, 2005 3:56 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hardrive data rescue programs
Replies: 5
Views: 3566

A samsung failed on me a few weeks ago, it was my backup drive :( As I got a few config files and scripts, I tried to recover it using dd_rescue and dd_rhelp (accompanying script). Both are open-source, linux (unix?) only. The result wasn't too bad, I could have recovered most un-badblock'ed files.