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by Putz
Sat Sep 02, 2006 5:51 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Not dead
Replies: 36
Views: 26054

David Hays!

Great to hear from you. Sorry to hear about your troubles, but I hope things turn out for the best in the end. Things have been quiet here since you left.

Let's hope that folding farm goes to good use!
by Putz
Sat Jul 29, 2006 6:01 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How do U make PC start/turn on without going over to it
Replies: 7
Views: 3814

Clear your mind. Let the Force flow through you.
by Putz
Sat Jul 29, 2006 4:46 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec NSK2400 Media PC Case
Replies: 249
Views: 234430

First post here, hi everyone! Another poster - MikeM - mentioned that a 70mm Acousti DustFree Fan can be mounted right below where the air flow baffles can be attached. Has anyone actually done this and is it effective? The reason I ask is because I am using a MSI K8ngm2-fid mobo in this case, and ...
by Putz
Sat Jul 29, 2006 7:03 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec NSK2400 Media PC Case
Replies: 249
Views: 234430

Just picked up an NSK2400 yesterday, for CAD$99, and all I have to say is: "GO MIKEC!" One quick note, for unsuspecting consumers: the dimension specifications on Antec's site are wrong. Well, actually, they're close. The metric values are correct, while the Imperial values have the depth and width ...
by Putz
Fri Jun 16, 2006 9:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1634934

John Williams - Star Wars soundtracks (yes, all of them)

Best aspect of the movies by far.

(Other than the desire to become a Jedi when I grow up.)
by Putz
Fri Jun 16, 2006 9:20 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My P150 Exposed
Replies: 37
Views: 14597

JVM wrote:I reversed the connection to the motherboard and the hdd activity light now works! Apparently it was a polarity issue.
You're welcome :wink:
by Putz
Thu Jun 15, 2006 7:18 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My P150 Exposed
Replies: 37
Views: 14597

JVM wrote:My only problem so far is the hdd activity light doen't work on the front. The wire is connected to the mb so I am baffled.
Have you tried reversing the polarity (ie. flipping the connector around)?
by Putz
Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:33 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Silence vs. performance question
Replies: 8
Views: 4797

Don't take this as an official recommendation, but just another data point for reference: I've had a Palomino XP 2000+ folding 100% and running at over 80 degrees Celsius for almost three years... no problems yet.
by Putz
Wed Jan 26, 2005 11:32 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Firewire drive power circuit help
Replies: 10
Views: 2224

Sounds to me like you need a relay.
by Putz
Wed Jan 19, 2005 6:41 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Can't stand SEAGATE BARRACUDA IV ANYMORE !!! IDLE WHINE!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 4571

I have two Seagate drives in my quietest system (which has only one fan at 7V; inaudible during the day but ever-so-slightly noticeable at night). I've noticed that neither drive (a 40GB IV and an 80GB .7) could be considered "loud" or "annoying" on its own, but when they are both running, they prod...
by Putz
Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:17 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Awesome new keyboard extremely quiet except for space bar...
Replies: 31
Views: 12874

Please forgive me, Ed, but which one is it? I messed around with it for a while and found it to be the quietest keyboard I've ever tried other than the rubber, "indestructable," ones. It's quieter than any laptop keyboard I've tried or the Logitech diNovo. It's quieter than my IBM! :lol: The feel is...
by Putz
Sun Jan 09, 2005 7:57 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Slot A
Replies: 3
Views: 1208

About a year ago, somebody linked to a site with instructions on how to use a Zalman GPU cooler for passive (ie. fanless) Slot-A cooling. Search for that and see what you think. Otherwise, a fanless or very low-airflow GlobalWin VOS32 will do the trick. Those Athlons actually produce a fair bit of h...
by Putz
Fri Jan 07, 2005 1:06 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 600 Point Gromacs!
Replies: 37
Views: 13296

Use the "-config" flag when starting it to set processor utilization. Say "yes" to advanced options when prompted. Example: ./FAH502-Linux.exe -config <other options, such as verbosity, advmethods, etc.> The "-configonly" option also allows configuration of the client, but exits after configuration ...
by Putz
Mon Dec 20, 2004 11:56 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: KNIGHTLEY OR PORTMAN
Replies: 35
Views: 16338

I actually voted Knightley, but I'd take it back if I could. After consideration, I whole-heartedly prefer Natalie Portman. I probably just voted for Keira because she's fresh in my mind after having done some actual watchable movies recently.
by Putz
Tue Nov 30, 2004 5:39 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Gromacs or Tinkers?
Replies: 3
Views: 1852

Athlons have an affinity for Tinkers, especially the earlier ones. However, my seat-of-the-pants opinion is that you should be getting way more than 155PPW out of your machine. My 1.6Ghz AthlonXP (2000+) usually gives me about that many points in two days on Gromacs work units.
by Putz
Sun Nov 28, 2004 9:17 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Duron Spitfire folding
Replies: 8
Views: 2876

With your non-SSE CPU ( especially AMD), you will notice that the Tinkers bring in points at a much, much higher rate. However, it is impoosible to specificallly request Tinkers. All you can do is not ask for Gromacs, AFAIK. Disable the "large WU" option in the client, and don't request "advanced" W...
by Putz
Sun Nov 28, 2004 9:10 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: DVD drive boot up noise
Replies: 9
Views: 4240

Lite-On drives are known to be noisy, unfortunately. My Pioneer is mid-pack during normal operation, but the boot-up noise is very irritating. I can't hear any odd noises coming from my new LG drive. It makes some noise when reading/writing, but it's relatively quiet, and it makes no strange boot-up...
by Putz
Sat Nov 27, 2004 8:13 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: DVD drive boot up noise
Replies: 9
Views: 4240

Zyzzyx is correct. It's part of the power-up cycle of the drive, unfortunately. After four years of faithful service, I still love my slot-load PIoneer, except for that dratted boot-up eject sequence. I think it's it's to make sure there isn't a disc stuck halfway between being inserted and ejected ...
by Putz
Mon Nov 22, 2004 11:56 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How hot is your computer?
Replies: 28
Views: 6465

My Palomino Athlon on-die temperature has been registering in the 80- to 90-degree-Celsius range constantly for the past two years (folding = pseudo-peak load). Then again, my Celeron 466 measures less than 10 degrees above ambient while folding... I agree with Pjotor's comments about the hard drive...
by Putz
Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:28 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi 7K80 and 7K250 - what's the difference?
Replies: 13
Views: 3725

7k80 is a 2.5" form-factor drive (ie. laptop-size), as opposed to traditional 3.5" drives like the 7k250. Noise-related information on these new Hitachis is still very limited, AFAIK.
by Putz
Wed Nov 10, 2004 3:02 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sonata headphone jack is reversed stereo?
Replies: 8
Views: 2278

jasoneuc wrote:the front panel Firewire ports were wrong
In what way exactly is the front Firewire port wrong? I'd like mine to work, but I haven't yet gotten around to the trial-and-error process of figuring out what exactly is wrong with it.
by Putz
Wed Nov 10, 2004 1:46 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sonata case fan vs. Papst 4412-FGL
Replies: 4
Views: 1941

I would encourage you to try the stock fan on the Fan Only connector or change it to 5v before you swap it out for another. Mine stock fans are roughly silent at 5v and my system temps are fine on my front bezel modded Sonatas. Seconded exactly. (Except that a SS400 doesn't have Fan Only connectors...
by Putz
Wed Nov 10, 2004 10:14 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Cooling a TV
Replies: 42
Views: 11887

He has already got an LCD-TV, and plasmas generate a lot more heat than LCD-TV, so that would make things much worse. But... it's a 42" LCD projection TV ... so I think that my only-semi-serious remark still holds minor value. Those AC-DC transformers will only produce negligible heat compared to a...
by Putz
Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:36 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Cooling a TV
Replies: 42
Views: 11887

Get a plasma. Problem solved :) Seriously, though, I would put one or two 120mm fans at the top, sucking air out. This would be a good application for the 38-mm-thick Panaflo L1As. Then undervolt them until you're satisfied. At 6V (if they start reliably), that would probably be enough circulation.
by Putz
Sun Nov 07, 2004 1:16 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Interesting Races and Folders-on-the-Move
Replies: 975
Views: 375084

Congrats, Mod David, on cracking into the #5 spot! I've missed your omnipresence on this forum the past few months, but it's good to see you're still folding away.
by Putz
Fri Nov 05, 2004 4:00 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Exhaust duct from Zalman 7000 - multiple choices
Replies: 25
Views: 5102

If you're willing to go to all these lengths to exhaust-duct a CPU heatsink, why not just go for the gold and use a nice Alpha, as Bluefront has demonstrated? They seem ideal for what you're trying to accomplish.
by Putz
Tue Nov 02, 2004 10:09 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Speedfan 4.17. New Version.
Replies: 7
Views: 2189

I also have a "Temp3" at minus grades "-48ºC" It's perfectly normal. When you undervolt a CPU so low that you go past 0V and into the negative voltages, the temperature of the die starts to drop commensurately below room temperature. :lol: EDIT: Added smiley to compensate and apologize for my odd s...
by Putz
Tue Nov 02, 2004 3:48 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic Rev.A3 Super series A-OK!
Replies: 139
Views: 59272

When I was in-store, I believe they only had A3's in stock. The best way to find out is to ask them yourself. Their customer support seems quite good.
by Putz
Tue Nov 02, 2004 2:12 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic Rev.A3 Super series A-OK!
Replies: 139
Views: 59272

FrontierPC.com is great, and located in Vancouver. I bought a Tornado A3 from them a month or two ago (online order), and the service was quite good. I also visited the store while I was on vacation in the area in August, and it seems like a decent place.
by Putz
Sat Oct 30, 2004 4:24 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 120mm PSU with a 12v burst fan start-up?
Replies: 14
Views: 2685

I lied. After browsing the manufacturer's specs, I notice that the min. voltage on the output side is 5V, regardless of the temperature reported. But I also bet that a resistor on the output will reduce the min. (and max.) voltage further. The unfortunate compromise would be that the initial burst w...