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by Jan Kivar
Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:01 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB vs. Samsung 830 Series 128GB
Replies: 2
Views: 2907

Re: Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB vs. Samsung 830 Series 128GB

You might want to revise the caption of the last picture on page 1, seems to be from another review:
The bright red color of the Corsair Force GS 240GB attracts the interest of wild PC enthusiasts and gamers with case windows.
Cheers,

Jan
by Jan Kivar
Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:17 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SAMSUNG Spinpoint M8 1TB 2.5' - disappointing noisy clicking
Replies: 1
Views: 1951

Re: SAMSUNG Spinpoint M8 1TB 2.5' - disappointing noisy clic

I have the same drive, and my "Program fail count" attribute is 0. Head parking for Samsung laptop drives can be disabled in Linux with the hdparm command: hdparm -B 254 /dev/sdX Replace X with the letter your drive has been assigned. My previous 500 GB Samsung laptop drive required that this is re-...
by Jan Kivar
Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:47 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gigabyte G-Power 2 Pro CPU cooler
Replies: 10
Views: 5898

Page two, fifth picture wrote:Note the even spacing of the four heatpipes and the odd "claw" at the bottom of each corner.
Should this be five?

Cheers,

Jan
by Jan Kivar
Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:40 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI AM2 with an EE 5200+ AMD CPU an ok start?
Replies: 14
Views: 4931

And like always in MSI's bios upgrade needs Dos boot-up floppy and floppy drive. I mean is MSI still heard that floppies haven't been supplied in package computers for like 2 or 3 years? And that is almost dead by now. They have a live update program that can be run (unfortunately, it requires Wind...
by Jan Kivar
Sat Oct 13, 2007 10:32 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: connecting multiple fans to 1 fanmate?
Replies: 7
Views: 4197

I really wouldn't recommend that paper clip thing to anyone. You'll easily short-circuit the Fan Mate, which will then burn out. Luckily for tomy's case, the Fan Mate should act as a fuse in such a situation, most likely preventing any other damage. Should the paper clips be attached directly to a M...
by Jan Kivar
Sat Oct 13, 2007 9:14 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: connecting multiple fans to 1 fanmate?
Replies: 7
Views: 4197

It mainly depends on the wattage required by the fans. Fan Mates are spec'd to 6 watts, or 0,5 A (Ohms law, assuming 12 V supply). If you have a multimeter, you can measure the current while operating a single fan to see whether it would be safe to use two or more fans. From the Fan Mate's view, the...
by Jan Kivar
Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:11 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Linux Undervolting, any news?
Replies: 35
Views: 17681

One could also use k8fq . It's a command line utility that allows one to set the frequency and voltage of K8 processors. It is, unfortunately, at alpha stage, but it works (at least for me). I'm using it to set my dear 3000+ to 1,6 GHz/1,1 V during startup. It requires MSR support in kernel (module ...
by Jan Kivar
Sat Apr 29, 2006 5:18 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Speedfan for linux?
Replies: 6
Views: 5311

If you just want to lower the speed of your fans, you just need to install lm_sensors. Then you just need to locate the registers of the fan controller chip and change the values by hand (assuming that the motherboard supports fan control). According to the fancontrol script, the registers should be...
by Jan Kivar
Sat Apr 29, 2006 3:56 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1610761

Altaria - The Fallen Empire
by Jan Kivar
Sat Apr 29, 2006 3:02 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P150: Back in Black? [called: Solo]
Replies: 228
Views: 136635

Judging from the pictures, the Solo won't have stealth 5.25" covers?

Cheers,

Jan
by Jan Kivar
Sat Apr 29, 2006 2:34 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: SMART fan won't shut off
Replies: 3
Views: 1591

Try to give a gentle spin to the fan blades when the fan is initially off. If it starts to spin, the motherboard doesn't supply enough voltage to start the fan at the lowest speed. When the temperature rises, the motherboard bumps up the fan voltage and the fan starts to spin. As the voltage is lowe...
by Jan Kivar
Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1610761

Artension - Sacred Pathways
by Jan Kivar
Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:48 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: I'm not a fan of the fanmate!
Replies: 16
Views: 5114

Most likely the CPU fan header also has similar fan control. There might also be some sort of fail-safe RPM monitoring feature on the CPU fan header. Most likely your Panaflos don't have a (functional) RPM lead, so you could get anything from a warning message/beep to a total shutdown if you plug th...
by Jan Kivar
Fri Oct 28, 2005 12:11 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: T-Balancer and S3 sleep mode?
Replies: 3
Views: 2932

I'd check the settings for S3 wakeup in BIOS. Also in some boards (ABit at least) there are jumpers which enable/disable the "USB-power-on-S3" -feature, which keeps certain/all USB ports powered in S3 (in case the user wants to wake-up with e.g. USB mouse). Another option would be to remove the +5V ...
by Jan Kivar
Thu Oct 27, 2005 11:53 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: I'm not a fan of the fanmate!
Replies: 16
Views: 5114

If one turns a Fan Mate to the max. setting, it effectively lowers the source voltage by ~1,5 volts (e.g. 12V -> 10,5V).

As ultraboy mentioned, the motherboard header might not output 12V all the time - try using one of the other fan headers in the motherboard.

Cheers,

Jan
by Jan Kivar
Sat Sep 24, 2005 4:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New Samsung's acress the range?
Replies: 1
Views: 1614

I don't think so. When the drives were first presented in the Samsung HDD catalog ( here's a link to a version of it), a 120 GB one platter model was also present. So far, there is nothing on Samsung's site about this model. It has been removed from this version of the .pdf, but not entirely: the mo...
by Jan Kivar
Sat Sep 24, 2005 3:13 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting an Asus A8V Deluxe
Replies: 11
Views: 4963

n.b. you can't go below 1.1v (with a Venice, at least). It could be that the Sempron doesn't go below 1.15v - if you set it to 1.1, does the voltage change in CPU-Z? Sorry, missed this post. Yes, it does change. The sensor chip overreports all core voltages by .02-.05 V, currently with GNU/Linux I ...
by Jan Kivar
Sat Sep 24, 2005 2:46 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The 4-Wire PWM Controlled Fans better then 3-Wire?
Replies: 2
Views: 1461

I think that the claim is based on the fact that they require all 4-pin fans to have a control range from 30% to 100% in terms of speed (pg. 14). The fan can go even lower (if driven, and fan allows it - see the following pages), and is even allowed to stop. Note that the ability to stop the fan wit...
by Jan Kivar
Sat Sep 24, 2005 2:07 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Need quiet 5400 RPM drive UNDER 30GB
Replies: 10
Views: 3008

IMO you have two possibilities: 1. Buy a laptop drive. There are mounting kits available, which enable mounting to standard 3.5" drive bay. 2. Buy a 3.5" drive, and jumper it to clip the capacity to 32 GB. This can be done at least with Samsung drives (and I'd think that this is the case for other m...
by Jan Kivar
Sat Aug 20, 2005 9:17 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12-430: Beyond the Super Tornado
Replies: 200
Views: 181308

If you are using SpeedFan, you could try to change the fan divisors (Configure -> Advanced-tab). Most likely you'll see 2 or 4, try setting to 8 or 16.

Similar options might also be found in some other monitor programs.

Cheers,

Jan
by Jan Kivar
Sat Aug 20, 2005 8:52 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: What about Socket 754 w/ Sempron 64
Replies: 52
Views: 20635

BillyBuerger , please re-check if Cool 'n' Quiet is working for those 2500+/2600+/2800+ E6-revisions (seems you have a 2600+). The easiest way to see it is to check with CrystalCPUID; the "PowerNow!/Cool 'n'Quiet"-text should be non-grayed in the lower portion of the main screen (as it is with my 3...
by Jan Kivar
Sat Aug 20, 2005 8:36 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting an Asus A8V Deluxe
Replies: 11
Views: 4963

200x5 @ 0.950V for the minimum 200x9 @ 1.150V for the maximum Have you tested that those settings are stable? 1.15v seems rather low, considering the official voltage is 1.4v. I don't think so. Currently testing a Sempron 3300+ system (E6 stepping), and it's Prime95-stable @ 2000 MHz/1.125V (though...
by Jan Kivar
Sat Aug 20, 2005 8:25 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Q-fan with Zalman?
Replies: 6
Views: 2349

My suggestion is to get the Zalman CNPS7000B-AlCu, leave Q-Fan and Cool 'n' Quiet on, use the same fan header as the stock HSF and put the Fan Mate to the cable set at max. setting. Result: IIRC, Q-Fan is able to change the voltage between 7-12V. Using the Fan Mate results in a voltage drop of (appr...
by Jan Kivar
Sat Aug 20, 2005 8:05 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How about stopping a fan completely?
Replies: 9
Views: 3254

lm_sensors has a shell script called fancontrol. Also, an extract from lm_sensors/pwmconfig:
It attempts to briefly stop each fan using the PWM controls.
Perhaps this would help?

Cheers,

Jan
by Jan Kivar
Thu Aug 11, 2005 8:02 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte K8NNXP and Standby
Replies: 2
Views: 2821

Does the temp drop back to normal levels if you restart the computer after resuming from S3?

How hot does it get if you run Prime95 at default voltage/multi (1,4V/9)?

Maybe you'll need a BIOS update...

Cheers,

Jan
by Jan Kivar
Thu Aug 11, 2005 7:50 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman Alcu 7000A w/ Athlon 64 3500+ ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2069

Zalman says it's ok to use, even at silent mode.

Cheers,

Jan
by Jan Kivar
Thu Aug 11, 2005 7:32 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HIS Excalibur Radeon 9800 PRO IceQ / 128 MB
Replies: 14
Views: 5550

My card has showed up, to be defect :( If I cool it hard, that is, the AC on high speed, and 4 other 8 cm fans at 12 volt, a very cean airpath, AND open windows to take advantage of a lot of fresh air from the outside... Then some of the the 3D applications can run for up to 15 minutes, while the m...
by Jan Kivar
Thu Aug 11, 2005 6:57 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: CrystalCPUID: User Configurable Cool 'n' Quiet
Replies: 106
Views: 84689

Try raising the memory voltage or use another BIOS. Good idea (raising voltage). I don't know what's the default voltage for memory in my motherboard (MSI K8N Neo Platinum), but when I set 2,6V in BIOS I managed to run Prime95 for about 4,5 hours. Furthermore, setting the voltage to 2,65V resulted ...
by Jan Kivar
Sat Aug 06, 2005 12:20 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: CrystalCPUID: User Configurable Cool 'n' Quiet
Replies: 106
Views: 84689

The article talks about a few stability programs. I have a question about what exactly is the technical difference of what a program such a prime95 vs. memtest86 are doing? How is it that a system could pass memtest86 yet fail prime95? What is the technical fundamental difference of how they are st...
by Jan Kivar
Fri Aug 05, 2005 10:48 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HIS Excalibur Radeon 9800 PRO IceQ / 128 MB
Replies: 14
Views: 5550

Anyway, it appears that the Radeon 9800 Pro have compability problems with my Asus A7V880 mobo. It's with a Via chipset, and there's a lot of people on the Via forums with compability problems like mine. Thing is, the card works great, except when entering a 3D application. The entire system either...