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by ojg
Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:38 am
Forum: Audio Crafts
Topic: Linkwitz Orion speaker project
Replies: 32
Views: 37330

Re: MikeC's Audio Craft: An Introduction

Very nice writeup about the Orion! I like your design choices like the elongated curves and the black baffle.

Just one error, the midrange driver is from SEAS, specifically the W22EX001, not Scan-Speak.
by ojg
Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:40 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 99749

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

I got a quick reply from Hilbert at Guru3D who confirmed that "fan turn off at idle" was indeed a copy error in the review template. He has now corrected all the reviews and he is sorry for the confusion.
by ojg
Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 99749

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

Did you try the Silent Mode? Yes, it didn't make any difference. I think Guru3D have been in a bit of a hurry to get the reviews out and some copy/paste errors have got in there somehow. I've emailed Guru3D editor about it, let's hope he answers. Thanks lodestar for trying out Kepler bios tweaker. ...
by ojg
Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 99749

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

Alright, so this is my first impressions of the MSI 750Ti Gaming (N750Ti-TF-2GD5/OC) - First thing I saw when unpacking is that this card is much larger than the Gigabyte, infact 6cm longer. That includes both the heatsink and PCB. The chip itself is placed further away from the bracket, something t...
by ojg
Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:50 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 99749

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

Hi, I got the Gigabyte GTX 750 TI (GV-N75TOC-2GI) because it had the connectors I wanted and heatsink with heatpipe. Have you meant PCIe connector or different fan connector? I read it as "video outputs", since the GB card has 2xDVI and 2xHDMI . MSI for example only has 1/1/1. The PCI-E power conne...
by ojg
Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 99749

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

Ok, so I could not resist buying on of these cards since it sets the new bar for power efficiency. I got the Gigabyte GTX 750 TI (GV-N75TOC-2GI) because it had the connectors I wanted and heatsink with heatpipe. I installed latest nvidia drivers (334.89) and the OC Guru II. Here are my observations:...
by ojg
Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 99749

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

An interesting line from Guru3D's MSI GTX 750 Ti Gaming review: The idle results are brilliant, the fan will even turn itself off when the GPU idles. Guru3D is saying the same thing about all the 750TI cards it tested (Gigabyte, Palit and MSI) including the Nvidia reference card. I hope this truly ...
by ojg
Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet/silent Radeon 7850 or GTX 660, SpeedFan control
Replies: 17
Views: 9262

Re: Quiet/silent Radeon 7850 or GTX 660, SpeedFan control

Thanks for the update, this thread saved me from starting a new one as you were asking the exact same things that I was wondering about. Are you able to answer your own question #3 now by stopping or disconnecting the fan while running 2D apps? I'd very much like to know since my idea is to modify a...
by ojg
Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:36 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Power Lost - A Better Way to Compare PSU Efficiency
Replies: 15
Views: 15589

Re: Power Lost - A Better Way to Compare PSU Efficiency

Very nice article!

Figure 6 does not link to a larger version of the graph like the others.

And the recommended PSU list hasn't been updated since February, many PSU reviews since then. It would be nice to see them added to the list.
by ojg
Sun May 29, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: In Win BUC ATX Tower Case
Replies: 8
Views: 3203

Re: In Win BUC ATX Tower Case

Thanks for the review. I think you misunderstood the use of the storage tray. It's not primarily for storing keys and coins but for holding a portable usb drive. That's why the usb port is there. I think it's a good idea because my portable usb drives end up laying on the floor either in front of or...
by ojg
Sat May 21, 2011 5:27 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 3,000,000+ points
Replies: 43
Views: 45612

Re: 3,000,000+ points

Thanks!

It's a pleasure folding with you guys! :)
by ojg
Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:48 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Xonar HDAV1.3 Deluxe: Asus HTPC sound card does Everything
Replies: 68
Views: 31202

- There is no universally agreed on standard for what 0dBFS means in terms of voltage. - The 0dBFS = +6dBV (+2Vrms) "CD" standard that you mention has been informally adopted by most consumer level devices that output via RCA jacks. - The "reference" line level of -10 dBV is essentially meaningless...
by ojg
Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:09 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Xonar HDAV1.3 Deluxe: Asus HTPC sound card does Everything
Replies: 68
Views: 31202

As a side note, I don't think we should consider the Xonar "pro" audio equipment; it seems pretty consumer oriented to me, and I would expect it to interface with equipment that is not up to pro standards. Agree. - This means that the maximum possible *peak* voltage should be +13dBV, based on the k...
by ojg
Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:36 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Xonar HDAV1.3 Deluxe: Asus HTPC sound card does Everything
Replies: 68
Views: 31202

Thank you for reviewing audio products on silentpcreview, but this time I strongly disagree with your conclusion "Extremely high output level". A maximum output level of 2Vrms (6dBV) is the standard output level of red-book CD players. Maybe you have confused nominal levels with maximum levels? The ...
by ojg
Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:01 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Post Your GPU Folders and their PPD!
Replies: 41
Views: 21220

HD4670 stock settings: 1600 PPD, not the best value :cry:
by ojg
Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:43 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which MB supports overclocking with speedstep?
Replies: 16
Views: 4407

That's interesting. Does the MSI reduced the Vcore to the original value when idle or is the idle Vcore slightly higher as well? An update on my progress: - When Vcore is at "Normal" -> EIST adjusts Vcore - When Vcore is at "Auto" -> EIST adjusts Vcore as long as FSB=333MHz - When Vcore is at "1.25V...
by ojg
Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:01 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which MB supports overclocking with speedstep?
Replies: 16
Views: 4407

Hello again! My new system has arrived and is being tested as we speak. The major parts: Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3R with F10 bios Intel E8500 E0 stepping Thermalright HR01 with Nexus PWM fan Crucial Ballistix PC6400 2x2GB which failed memtest86, so I had to use my old Crucial standard PC6400 2x1GB instea...
by ojg
Sun Nov 30, 2008 5:17 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which MB supports overclocking with speedstep?
Replies: 16
Views: 4407

Thanks guys! This is why I like this forum so much! I also found this link: http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/settings-ep45-ds3r-overclock-q9550-3-5-stable-27640/ where a guy oc's a Q9550 on the EP45-DS3R while having EIST enabled. Since we haven't heard anything from the ASUS camp, I am going to go f...
by ojg
Sun Nov 23, 2008 5:52 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which MB supports overclocking with speedstep?
Replies: 16
Views: 4407

Thanks maf718, that's the kind of info I like to get. I just read a review of the EP45-DS3 on xbitlabs and while reviewing the voltage settings in the bios they said: "if the CPU, chipset and memory voltages are set to Auto, the mainboard will increase them on its own during overclocking: the more y...
by ojg
Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:26 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which MB supports overclocking with speedstep?
Replies: 16
Views: 4407

Ok, so from what I understand now is that the motherboard or bios doesn't matter when using software based "speedstep" such as CrystalCPUID. The need to have some software running in the background is a compromise I could live with. However It would be nice if the bios could handle it by itself, tha...
by ojg
Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:05 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which MB supports overclocking with speedstep?
Replies: 16
Views: 4407

Which MB supports overclocking with speedstep?

Hi all, I'm looking at getting a new motherboard to go with an E8500. I would like to do some light overclocking to use the potential of this CPU. However I would not do it if it meant turning off EIST. After some extensive googling I can not figure out for sure which motherboards support this or no...
by ojg
Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:07 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 261656

Got the D201GLY2 a couple of days ago. So far I have only booted into a Linux Live-CD. As everyone else reports, it gets too warm to touch, but by placing a Panflo at 5V on top of the board keeps both the CPU and northbridge at comfortable temps (<40 deg?). Too bad it can't be run fanless in stock c...
by ojg
Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:06 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Plextor PX-810SA - recommended
Replies: 5
Views: 2395

Plextor PX-810SA - recommended

I just want to chime in with some info that might interest someone searching this site for info. I just bought a Plextor PX-810SA and was pleasantly surprised by how quiet it was during DVD playback, practically silent. So I can highly recommend it for a HTPC. I haven't been able to do a lot of burn...
by ojg
Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:23 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Any mobo for Core2Duo with AGP & DDR"1"?
Replies: 29
Views: 13238

Yay!

I managed to get EIST working on the 4coredual-vsta. There is a modded unofficial bios here: http://www.pc-treiber.net/datei_download_1275.html

I have been running it for a few weeks now without any problems.
by ojg
Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:28 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Any mobo for Core2Duo with AGP & DDR"1"?
Replies: 29
Views: 13238

Hi Hardtailed and others, I'm running a very similar setup to yours, E4300@2.4GHz + stock hsf + 4core-vsta + ddr400 +9600xt. Speedfan works very well at reducing the noise of the stock cooler. But I am disappointed with EIST. This motherboard does not seem to support it properly, the multiplier swit...
by ojg
Tue Oct 12, 2004 8:13 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Question about P4 underclocking
Replies: 0
Views: 1230

Question about P4 underclocking

Hi, I'm sorry this is a very newb question, but I have zero experience with P4, I have always used Athlons. Anyway I was thinking of buying an Insight P4 Mini-ITX board http://www.insi.com.tw/mainboard.htm . It uses the VIA P4N266A northbridge and only supports 400MHz and 533MHz FSB speeds. What I w...
by ojg
Fri Feb 27, 2004 3:00 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: cooling old socket370
Replies: 21
Views: 5085

Another example:
I have a P3-667 in a flexatx desktop case. I have the Thermaltake Volcano 6, removed the fan and use only the powersupply fan running at 5v. Idle=35C Load=55C, and absolutely super-quiet! P3's are great for silent computers!
by ojg
Sun Dec 21, 2003 2:09 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Silent Linux Filesystem
Replies: 9
Views: 3109

Another update:

Noflushd seems to work fine with ext3 as well. So you can have your cake and eat it too!

Just don't use any of the fancy filesystems like XFS or ReiserFS.
by ojg
Fri Dec 19, 2003 11:57 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My 120gig PATA choices
Replies: 16
Views: 3975

I own both a Samsung SP1614N and a Seagate IV 80GB. The Samsung is far more quiet than the Seagate! The Seagate has a whooshing sound to it kind of like a 12V panaflo. The Seagate has louder seek noise too, while the Samsung is impossible to hear unless you put your ear onto it. But since you are us...
by ojg
Sun Dec 14, 2003 8:43 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Silent Linux Filesystem
Replies: 9
Views: 3109

I'm back again...

Finally got my drive converted to ext2 so that noflushd could work properly. I tried noflushd with xfs too, but it didn't work. With ext2 the drive is powered down all the time when I am not actively using the PC. Problem solved, thanks for a great tip!