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by peerke
Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seven - and now Eight Years of SPCR!
Replies: 78
Views: 66134

Oh my, how time flies. Congrats!
Is it just me who suddenly feels he's getting old...?
by peerke
Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Powercolor GO! Green HD5750 (passive)
Replies: 88
Views: 44025

Fungi wrote:I, for one, appreciate technical talk about components/circuitry. :)
Me for two!! And I think we are not alone. Isn't that what makes this place great; talk about technical stuff by people who know a bit more than others?
by peerke
Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:45 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Can't log in using Firefox; can with IE tab
Replies: 4
Views: 2334

Thanks for your help.
by peerke
Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:12 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Can't log in using Firefox; can with IE tab
Replies: 4
Views: 2334

Well that was easy; and it worked :)!
How was that the cause? Bad cookie?
by peerke
Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Can't log in using Firefox; can with IE tab
Replies: 4
Views: 2334

Can't log in using Firefox; can with IE tab

I can't seem to log in to my favourite website (yes this one...) lately when I'm using Firefox. Switching to IE tab I can log in but I don't like doing that and it shouldn't be, and wasn't, necessary. Any ideas how to solve this problem?
by peerke
Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:03 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: First try quiet HTPC vol1 - Apex MI-008, 21-08-2011update
Replies: 17
Views: 16216

Your effort is much appreciated. They are wonderful images btw. so being able to view them is a delight. Will be reading your posts now and will try to come up with advise if I see anything to improve upon. Hope someone has advise on the image hosting.
by peerke
Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:53 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: First try quiet HTPC vol1 - Apex MI-008, 21-08-2011update
Replies: 17
Views: 16216

Javier, please, please, pleeeeeaaaaaase reduce the size of your pictures to max 800x600. The thread is almost impossible to read this way because I need to keep scrolling left/right :(.
by peerke
Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:36 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD 905e - anyone using it?
Replies: 17
Views: 5568

The specs in the link above, says the C3 revision cant go lower than 0,9 volt, whíle the C2 is rated for 0,85 - I find it hard to see, why the C3 should undervolt better... shouldnt I aim for the C2? The C3 uses less power, and the Vcore ratings are the stock settings used during idle, not the min...
by peerke
Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: UK equivalent of Kill A Watt meter
Replies: 14
Views: 17884

Ian_Stanley wrote:B&Q are selling a power monitor (with battery backup) for under a tenner at the moment.

Was suprised to find my psu draws 30w when pc powered off and still draws 9w when it's switched off at the rocker :shock:
Wouldn't that indicate your power monitor is not functioning very well?
by peerke
Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Velociraptor - removing the heatsink
Replies: 47
Views: 33621

For everyone planning on getting a velociraptor note that you can get it without the icepack as standard.

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=494

This saves you the trouble of removing it and voiding your warranty.
by peerke
Sat Jan 03, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Lowest Power Consuming AM2 Motherboard
Replies: 18
Views: 8148

I didn't think they were that OT. Just interesting comments.
Thanks for the heads up on Notepad.
by peerke
Sat Jan 03, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: So how are things in your part of the world?
Replies: 25
Views: 4394

In The Netherlands we've had a calm Christmas vacation. A lot of people have had a week (sometimes two) off of work which did wonders for the daily traffic jams that are usually country-wide. The government seems to react in an unusual manner to the slowing economy by announcing to increase governme...
by peerke
Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Lowest Power Consuming AM2 Motherboard
Replies: 18
Views: 8148

Miguel; please stop hiding your text in such a small font size. I have to copy it in Word and enlarge the size to be able to read it. :(
by peerke
Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Xigmatek HDT-S1283 and am2 problem
Replies: 6
Views: 2798

by peerke
Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: The quiet DVD drive ultimate thread
Replies: 24
Views: 15938

Very strange this thread died in it's infancy. There must have been developments when the SATA drives became mainstream. Looking for my first SATA drive. Hoping for some input.
by peerke
Thu Dec 11, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Should we bailout the auto makers?
Replies: 102
Views: 15964

Imagine if we all turned our computers off at night. you do realize that the power is being produced weither you use it or not right? Power consumption is at its lowest at night. The reason people say to conserve power is so that at its peak you dont consume so much that it requires the building of...
by peerke
Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: SPCR Designed Computer Systems
Replies: 216
Views: 296822

There is a VR available that comes without the Icepack. WD says it's for enterprise applications. http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products ... 494#jump55
by peerke
Thu Dec 04, 2008 12:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Prius vs Lexus IS vs Lexus GS
Replies: 20
Views: 4156

Aris wrote:The original reason why i made this post? It was late, i was bored, and i figured why the hell not, its not like it would hurt anything to ask.
And you sparked off an interesting discussion and sharing of knowledge. Thank you for that. :)
by peerke
Sun Nov 30, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Prius vs Lexus IS vs Lexus GS
Replies: 20
Views: 4156

If automotive makers would really want to think best of humanity and earth they would stop making cars and would start breeding horses and making carriages. The impact on the environment that would have is much greater than the impact the car has. The whole cycle from growing the food for the horse...
by peerke
Sun Nov 30, 2008 5:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Prius vs Lexus IS vs Lexus GS
Replies: 20
Views: 4156

isn't the m1 available as diesel in EU? There is no M1 available anymore, not since the early 80's. You are possibly referring to the 1-series with M Sport pack. The M Sport versions have revised suspension settings but are not real M-cars. A real M-car is built by BMW Motorsport and is not just a ...
by peerke
Fri Nov 28, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Prius vs Lexus IS vs Lexus GS
Replies: 20
Views: 4156

The M3 (can't remember if it was the 3.2 twin turbo or the newer 4 litre version) had better MPG at the end of the lap. There is no such thing as a turbocharged M3. All M-cars have high revving naturally aspirated engines. The current M3 has a 4 liter V8 engine but I think the M3 in that Top Gear e...
by peerke
Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:11 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Prius vs Lexus IS vs Lexus GS
Replies: 20
Views: 4156

I was watching Top Gear last night after replying to this, and there was a V6 twin turbo Jaguar that went 740 miles on one tank of gas, and still had enough gas to go 130 miles. Those "Super Efficient cars" like the VW Polo Bluemotion had an empty tank at the end of the same run. I have seen that e...
by peerke
Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Prius vs Lexus IS vs Lexus GS
Replies: 20
Views: 4156

i really dont understand your reply. First, i like leather, i really dont care if you do or not, that wasnt my question. Second, i dont care how its driven. Average gas mileage on my prius reguardless of how its driven is around 43mpg. I estimate either of the lexus' to be around 20mpg, maybe a bit...
by peerke
Tue Nov 18, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Post Your Workstation setup
Replies: 25
Views: 12861

Much better. Thank you! :D
by peerke
Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Post Your Workstation setup
Replies: 25
Views: 12861

Qu!cK!! PLEASE reduce the size of your pictures. It's almost impossible to view them and it's against forum policy. :cry:
by peerke
Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:07 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Server parts ready, advice for the PSU
Replies: 3
Views: 1247

Overkill? Yes!
Buying a different PSU would be a waste of a perfectly good PSU though. If you can't use the Zalman in a different PC just stick with it.
by peerke
Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:41 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Trying to get it right the first time
Replies: 16
Views: 2839

From what I understand/have read the advantage with Intel CPU's is performance/watt, however their chipsets/motherboard use more power than AMD/Ati. The advantage with AMD is very low idle power consumption and efficient chipsets/motherboard. AMD can't reach performance levels of Intel so you need t...
by peerke
Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:55 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: AMD Spider setup (Phenom 9950 / Radeon HD4870 / Antec P182)
Replies: 47
Views: 22485

With 8 Gig of memory do you need to use 64 bit OS?
by peerke
Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Disgusting Behaviour from Gigabyte - Fixed
Replies: 12
Views: 18655

I have had large heavy CRT monitors collected and delivered back free of charge by Samsung in the past Samsung had, by far, the best warranty service on its CRTs. I had a friend who had an old 955df and had to have it replaced after 2 years (this was a LONG time ago). Samsung picked it up and shipp...
by peerke
Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Critique please/Most Extreme SOLO
Replies: 16
Views: 3950

Cyberspyder, did you get round to building anything yet? I am still curious about the decision making behind the motherboard choice. I think it's a very interesting board and wonder if it's worth it's extra cost over normal (high-end) consumer boards.