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by DanOnKeys
Tue Mar 22, 2005 9:25 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: A personal tragedy
Replies: 0
Views: 1552

A personal tragedy

Fellow folders:
I recently hit a much anticipated 100,000 points! I was looking forward to sharing this accomplishment here on the forums, but my family has just suffered a terrible loss.
Please visit this thread for details.

Thanks to Mike for permission for this post.

-DanOnKeys
by DanOnKeys
Sun Sep 26, 2004 6:33 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 100,000 Point Club
Replies: 202
Views: 217946

I'm halfway into the club: 50k and counting....
by DanOnKeys
Thu Jun 03, 2004 2:45 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Alienware ALX
Replies: 2
Views: 2484

Alienware ALX

Anyone know anything about the Alienware ALX? Nice to see another prebuilt system incorporating liquid cooling. The word "quiet" is actually used in their marketing!

http://www.alienware.com/alx_pages/main ... ?source=62
by DanOnKeys
Tue May 18, 2004 4:34 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 100,000 Point Club
Replies: 202
Views: 217946

Congrats!

I finally made 30K!!! I thought I'd never see the day. :D
by DanOnKeys
Tue Dec 16, 2003 7:55 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Home Theater PC Project
Replies: 20
Views: 5944

(Some questions are better left unasked. Now adding multiple TV cards to the wish list.)

FJC -- Sweet HTPC. The fruits of your labor are very encouraging -- especially the favorable looks (gotta keep the wife happy) v. noise (I gotta be happy) ratio.
by DanOnKeys
Tue Dec 16, 2003 6:09 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Home Theater PC Project
Replies: 20
Views: 5944

Forgive the slightly OT, but I'll be an HTPC n00b eventually (several HTPC projects indefinitely on hold).

I have to ask: What's the advantage of having two PVR-250 TV cards? :oops:
by DanOnKeys
Thu Dec 11, 2003 8:13 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Australian site steals SPCR article!
Replies: 49
Views: 26822

Thanks for the link, Ralf! It looks like another job well done by our SPCR community. We have to take care of Mike: he's our leader! 8)
by DanOnKeys
Wed Dec 10, 2003 8:01 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Australian site steals SPCR article!
Replies: 49
Views: 26822

Is that true? If so, maybe I'll try requesting that they lift my IP ban so I can see the change . . .
by DanOnKeys
Wed Dec 10, 2003 7:50 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Australian site steals SPCR article!
Replies: 49
Views: 26822

Yeah, my IP is now banned from the site, but the contact email address if I think I was banned by mistake is:

wiredgorilla@yahoo.com

If any of you guys are discouraged that it looks like our protest is being cooly ignored and censored, at least there's an email address to visit . . .
by DanOnKeys
Wed Dec 10, 2003 7:37 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Australian site steals SPCR article!
Replies: 49
Views: 26822

Hmmm. Someone just posted a whole bunch of messages at that site under the username TechnoBabbleIsAFraud that goes something like this: TECHNO PLAGARISM AND THEFT I am shocked an appalled at the downright blatant plagarism committed by this site. Furthermore, I am outraged that a very civil and sinc...
by DanOnKeys
Wed Jul 16, 2003 10:23 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Where is TRC-13??
Replies: 19
Views: 10941

:o Horay :!:

:D

<edit> btw Congratulations! I hit the 1 year mark not long ago (that marriage thing) </edit>
by DanOnKeys
Mon Jun 30, 2003 7:00 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WARNING - no 'quiet seek' for Barracuda V SATA!
Replies: 56
Views: 29510

I checked and I did have my onboard SiI3112a SATA controller set to BASIC when I successfully ran the HFT to enable AAM, but I have since changed it to RAID, and the HFT detects and works on my SATA cudaV either way. Sorry you guys are having trouble with it :( . . .
by DanOnKeys
Sun Jun 29, 2003 4:23 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Looking for quiet S-ATA HDDs
Replies: 30
Views: 9246

I've got the 80GB cudaV SATA with AAM enabled, and I think it's every bit as quiet as my IBM/Hitachi 40GB 120GXP and 80GB 180GXP drives also with AAM enabled. They're not silent, but I think they're very quiet. One negative about the cudaV, though -- it runs pretty hot. I don't have temps on it, but...
by DanOnKeys
Fri Jun 27, 2003 3:42 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WARNING - no 'quiet seek' for Barracuda V SATA!
Replies: 56
Views: 29510

I've got my cudaV hooked up to my onboard SATA RAID controller on my GA-7VAXP Ultra and was able to enable/disable AAM. As I recall, I had to wait forever because I think the Hitachi Feature Tool was looking for my second SATA device (I had none). Come to think of it, I think I can declare my SATA c...
by DanOnKeys
Thu Jun 26, 2003 10:16 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: We need a second wind!
Replies: 17
Views: 10690

Even if you are technically in charge of the administration of the computers . . . Thanks for the continued cya! Glad to see we've got plenty of proper-minded folks looking out for us! Don't worry about me -- I'm still in the process of negotiating to get these machines running FAH -- I just asked ...
by DanOnKeys
Thu Jun 26, 2003 4:56 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: We need a second wind!
Replies: 17
Views: 10690

Sounds good folks. Lockheed! You're my only potential threat (currently) -- Your last name wouldn't be Martin, would it? Glad to have you pushing us up the ranks (not that I've been here much longer)!
by DanOnKeys
Thu Jun 26, 2003 4:54 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WARNING - no 'quiet seek' for Barracuda V SATA!
Replies: 56
Views: 29510

I didn't have trouble getting my SATA cudaV recognized -- maybe try unplugging all of your PATA drives and rebooting (just to set AAM).
by DanOnKeys
Thu Jun 26, 2003 4:48 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: I found the solution!
Replies: 3
Views: 3952

I'll take two.
by DanOnKeys
Wed Jun 25, 2003 11:46 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: We need a second wind!
Replies: 17
Views: 10690

aphonos -- thanks for the cya -- you can never be too careful. We own the machines -- we're just setup in a weird bureaucratic hierarchy that somehow keeps my section out of the login script loop. We have some 'high-up' admins (the grand high llama) afraid of Active Directory -- so our machines aren...
by DanOnKeys
Wed Jun 25, 2003 11:35 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: We need a second wind!
Replies: 17
Views: 10690

Yeah, I found that and: http://www.nelliott.demon.co.uk/distributed/seti_service.html plus this looked really promising: http://www.alliancefrancophone.org/outils_fahr.html I'd like something that'll take out the requirement to run the config separately (and use a static config file somewhere that t...
by DanOnKeys
Wed Jun 25, 2003 11:06 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: We need a second wind!
Replies: 17
Views: 10690

We need a second wind!

Okay, we need another push forward. I'll step up as much as I can. I can add several machines to the effort if I can work out a good solution... I've looked around a lot and found that lots of folks want to do what I need to do, and apparently some folks have figured this out, but none of them have ...
by DanOnKeys
Fri Jun 13, 2003 5:06 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How good are NMB fans?
Replies: 21
Views: 5091

Ralf Hutter wrote:. . . I guess I'm too used to using tach-less Panaflos. :)
I guess I'm just getting started getting used to using tactless fans.
by DanOnKeys
Thu Jun 12, 2003 4:36 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: I use a 350W Enermax
Replies: 12
Views: 3733

Well, it seems obvious to me that what you should try is: everything! I would probably try removing both fans and popping in a 80mm L1A. Check temperatures and make sure everything's 'cool'. If you need more, I'd try a 80mm M1A instead. Personally, I'd stop there if I wasn't satisfied the PSU was ge...
by DanOnKeys
Thu Jun 12, 2003 4:27 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How good are NMB fans?
Replies: 21
Views: 5091

I don't get RPM feedback from them to the motherboard . . . Anyone have first-hand experience on this? Is the third wire a tach? --- On a separate (but related) note: Does anyone know if anything'll happen if a solder a third wire to my Panaflo L1A (it has two, but there's a solder-point available ...
by DanOnKeys
Thu Jun 12, 2003 4:23 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Silent Lighting
Replies: 13
Views: 2594

I don't understand why LEDs aren't more popular for this purpose. They're not a fragile as the cold cathodes, are much easier to place, and much cheaper. I'd just setup a bunch in different parts of your case (you could eliminate all shadows) -- or maybe just set them up in clusters. There's also "L...
by DanOnKeys
Thu Jun 12, 2003 8:25 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: I use a 350W Enermax
Replies: 12
Views: 3733

When I read your post, I thought it sounded like a "true confession"-type post -- in my head. Of course, I hear lots of stuff in my head. Are you happy with your Enermax PSU? What are you running in your system, and what kind of noise does it make?
by DanOnKeys
Wed Jun 11, 2003 3:19 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best Silent/Cool Fan for Thermalright SLK-800A Heatsink
Replies: 7
Views: 3130

I just got some at All Electronics (US) -- cheap: $4.50 + shipping (thanks, Ralf):

http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bin/c ... type=store
by DanOnKeys
Thu Jun 05, 2003 6:15 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best 120 fans for case
Replies: 30
Views: 11550

by DanOnKeys
Thu Jun 05, 2003 5:19 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Power Consumption of 24/7 PCs
Replies: 61
Views: 34704

. . . now that I'm folding pretty much 24/7, my psu is running hotter than usual all of the time which translates to: my psu fan is now running to fast/loud. I wasn't worried about replacing the fan before, but now it has become urgent. I'll be making my non-tax-deductible contribution to the cure c...
by DanOnKeys
Tue Jun 03, 2003 7:54 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: FSP530-60GNA Review by ClubOC.net
Replies: 2
Views: 1261

FSP530-60GNA Review by ClubOC.net

I didn't know there were shiny Fortrons:

http://www.cluboc.net/reviews/power/for ... /index.htm