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by DanceMan
Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Ryzen is OUT!
Replies: 25
Views: 10190

Re: Ryzen is OUT!

quest_for_silence wrote:
DanceMan wrote:Did anyone find a test that reported watts at the wall plug for an equivalent package, Ryzen vs. Intel?
I didn't read anything definitive, but Bit-Tech/Hexus/KitGuru and TechSpot have some insights.
Thanks Luca, those were very helpful.
by DanceMan
Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Ryzen is OUT!
Replies: 25
Views: 10190

Re: Ryzen is OUT!

Found one:

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=a ... 1700&num=9

Near the bottom of the page is a chart of gaming power usage for 1700, 1800X, and 7700K. Looks competitive.
by DanceMan
Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Ryzen is OUT!
Replies: 25
Views: 10190

Re: Ryzen is OUT!

quest_for_silence -- thanks for those links. Looked at a couple.

Did anyone find a test that reported watts at the wall plug for an equivalent package, Ryzen vs. Intel?

Read the Anandtech report but they forgot to bring the power meter to Spain. And haven't updated yet.
by DanceMan
Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Won't power up - motherboard?
Replies: 8
Views: 2906

Re: Won't power up - motherboard?

Gigabyte? That's almost an anathema on SPCR... :P :wink:
????
by DanceMan
Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Shuriken RevB fan issue
Replies: 12
Views: 4581

Re: Scythe Shuriken RevB fan issue

Dust will get into the motor shaft and bearing. I had a Toshiba laptop that had stopped booting. I cleaned the heatsink and to clean the motor shaft I oiled it, inserted and spun it, removed it and wiped it clean, reoiled and repeated this several times to clean out the bearing. I could tell the dif...
by DanceMan
Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Shuriken RevB fan issue
Replies: 12
Views: 4581

Re: Scythe Shuriken RevB fan issue

a few drops of oil, such as 3-in-1
3-jn-1 is a vegetable oil. Don't use it in a fan. Go to a fabric or sewing supplies store and get sewing machine oil.
by DanceMan
Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Firefox 44 was bad news for me
Replies: 8
Views: 4719

Re: Firefox 44 was bad news for me

The UI changes in FF over the last years annoyed me sufficiently to change to Pale Moon or the FF ESR version. Just trying FF in Linux recently I found that what used to be the close window button in the top right corner closes the last tab and I had to take the extra step of clicking on the menu an...
by DanceMan
Thu Dec 03, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Some 120mm Fan Reviews: Vardar, Slip Stream, Gentle Typhoon
Replies: 34
Views: 15548

Re: Some 120mm Fan Reviews: Vardar, Slip Stream, Gentle Typh

Spraypaint maybe? A think layer of paint shouldn't do anything bad to a fans noise or cooling potential I wouldn't think. Vinyl Dye. At least that's what the spray can was labelled at Canadian Tire. It's intended for spraying vinyl or leather, and unlike regular paint that coats on top, this produc...
by DanceMan
Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Braswell motherboards
Replies: 53
Views: 48665

Re: Braswell motherboards

Interesting fact : my previous server was powered by 12V and even if ASRock only talk about the 19V input, the board also support 12V so if you need to replace or upgrade the provided PSU, you can still use an old laptop PSU Would anyone care to comment on the voltage requirements for both these mo...
by DanceMan
Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Can I use extra olive virgin oil to lubricate a CPU fan?
Replies: 6
Views: 3887

Re: Can I use extra olive virgin oil to lubricate a CPU fan?

I used sewing machine oil to revive a laptop cpu fan and it worked well. On this fan the blade assembly came out easily exposing the motor shaft. I oiled the shaft, put it back in and spun it, removed it and wiped the shaft clean several times to clean all the dirt and dust out. Any cooking oil or 3...
by DanceMan
Fri May 17, 2013 11:56 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Most aptly named fan?
Replies: 1
Views: 1155

Most aptly named fan?

I'm nominating this:

Thermaltake Thunderblade 120mm Blue LED 31.7DBA 70.2CFM Cooling Fan

Not much more I can say.
by DanceMan
Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fanless PSU with (almost) no soldering for < $12
Replies: 13
Views: 5404

Re: Another semi-Fanless PSU story

I have an old XP1800 computer with a psu fan connected at 5V. It's used only occasionally, and for short periods of up to an hour. The psu fan sometimes starts, sometimes doesn't, and sometimes I remember to give the fan a spin to get it going. IIRC the psu is an FSP. No case fan on this thing, unle...
by DanceMan
Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A fanless home file server
Replies: 15
Views: 10908

Re: A fanless home file server

Beautiful work. Thanks for showing it. I have one somewhat related, Atom on a DTX motherboard, but in an old mATX case and using a conventional psu. The only fan in it is the psu fan. But this is craftsmanship.
by DanceMan
Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: What I have Learned about Computer Performance from SPCR
Replies: 177
Views: 245610

Re: Effects of Grill Patterns on Fan Performance/Noise

Re: Effects of Grill Patterns on Fan Performance/Noise

Thanks for posting that link. After years of obsessively cutting the grilles out of cheap cases I have looked at the honeycombed grille on Antec cases and thought, "Should I bother?" Apparently, I should.
by DanceMan
Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fanless PSU with (almost) no soldering for < $12
Replies: 13
Views: 5404

Re: Fanless PSU with (almost) no soldering for < $12

Highly entertaining read. As noted, your engineering might be suspect, but you can write.
by DanceMan
Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Memory madness
Replies: 19
Views: 3885

Re: Memory madness

Does it work with the same two sticks in the other two slots? Not that you have them in the wrong slots, but are the slots themselves okay? I still think the solution will be found in adjustments made for the load of four filled slots. Have you reset the bios yet? Did you try raising the chipset vol...
by DanceMan
Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Memory madness
Replies: 19
Views: 3885

Re: Memory madness

I remember an issue some years ago, probably in the DDR1 era, when using 4 sticks of ram instead of 2 meant having to change a significant memory timing. I could not find anything on it by googling, but my failing memory thinks it was not being able to use CL1, having to back that off to (CL2?) Whil...
by DanceMan
Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Memory madness
Replies: 19
Views: 3885

Re: Memory madness

Patriot Sector 5 PGV38G1333ELK 8GB DDR3 2X4GB DDR3-1333 CL 9-9-9-24 1.65V Dual Channel Memory Kit 9-9-9-24 These are individual timings. Read the motherboard manual and you'll find how you access them. There are more than just these; for more detailed info on memory timings, googling should provide...
by DanceMan
Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Memory madness
Replies: 19
Views: 3885

Re: Memory madness

I forgot two basics: Akustyk has one of them: reset the bios (clear cmos), instructions will be in your motherboard manual, and especially in a case like this dealing with ram, look for any bios updates and install them. If your board is booting with two sticks, this can be accomplished. And second,...
by DanceMan
Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Memory madness
Replies: 19
Views: 3885

Re: Memory madness

Populating all 4 memory slots on a board has sometimes given issue to the problems you're experiencing. The usual solutions are to increase the voltage and relax the timings. You've tried the first, and despite the lack of immediate success, I would not drop the voltage back yet, but maybe increase ...
by DanceMan
Sun Aug 21, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lets discuss illegal drugs - and legal ones too
Replies: 57
Views: 15293

@Haych re depression

This is a bit OT, but I think important to anyone suffering from depression or for anyone you know who has depression. I had problems with depression for several years and was on Prozac for maybe six months and later on an AD called Manerix for two years. The latter one left me completely impotent, ...
by DanceMan
Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Another Great Example for Ethics Classes
Replies: 155
Views: 54531

Re: Another Great Example for Ethics Classes

aristide1 wrote:After this weekend's announcement one person summed it up best.
Read my lips no new Texans!

On a computer related note, Perry touted his support of tort reform in his announcement. This is the governor of Texas, home of the east Texas patent troll friendly court. Hypocrite.
by DanceMan
Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT03 microATX Tower
Replies: 44
Views: 24287

Re: Silverstone Fortress FT03 microATX Tower

No excuse for the white plastic on a case costing this much. And I'm willing to bet that in five years many of these cases will have broken areas on the plastic.
by DanceMan
Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Vinyl Floor Tiles for Case Damping
Replies: 40
Views: 31632

Re: Vinyl Floor Tiles for Case Damping

by fixing an extra inside pane with a thick bead of silicone sealant... If you haven't used it before, glazing tape would be easier, permanent and very effective. It comes as a coil of black compound on a paper backing. My glazier brother in law showed me how to use it and it held a home made plexi...
by DanceMan
Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:58 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Holy Nexus! I love silent computing!
Replies: 17
Views: 3069

I use either tin snips, the red handled one seems best to me, or a metal cutting blade in a jigsaw or scroll saw, and finish the rough edges with files or a die grinder. If there is no starting point, I drill a hole. Either the red handled one or the third of your choices with its sharper angled bla...
by DanceMan
Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: NoScript on Firefox really needed?
Replies: 16
Views: 2122

Used to use Flashblock in addition to Noscript, but Noscript also blocks Flash. If you want a little known tool, check out Remove It Permanently.
by DanceMan
Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Best G41 mobo and e3400, tight budget low-consumption box
Replies: 50
Views: 23398

Wilhelm-Tell wrote:I'm running my E1200 at stock speed and 0.9V.
No, it's running at 0.9V at idle under EIST (Speedstepping).
by DanceMan
Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Please suggest me a better, quiet fan for heatsink (60mm)
Replies: 12
Views: 1968

In your situation, I'd probably get a 80mm or even 120mm and improvise some way of fixing it to the heatsink. I agree. Get an 80mm and forget the adapter. Years ago I made my own 80 to 60mm adapter and did a lot of testing with the 60mm, the 80mm and adapter, and then the 80mm in free air suspended...
by DanceMan
Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Corporate Greed Will Now Run the US
Replies: 39
Views: 4800

Government in Canada and the US could be called corporatism, but plutocracy, not democracy, would be fairly accurate.
by DanceMan
Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: My review of Rosewill Green RG430-2, quiet budget 430w psu.
Replies: 2
Views: 3810

Very informative and thorough. Thanks for doing this.