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by trodas
Sat Dec 26, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: i still use windows xp on the desktop
Replies: 30
Views: 18159

Re: i still use windows xp on the desktop

I was using Window XP on my main desktop computer too. Win7 for gaming machine(s) only. Rest are XP...

I wish I can run Win2k over WinXP, but at least XP... :mrgreen:
by trodas
Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Suggestions for mid power QUIET gaming PC
Replies: 48
Views: 14658

Re: Suggestions for mid power QUIET gaming PC

quest_for_silence - Is it the M.2 SSD? Yes, how did yu quessed it? This Samsung SM951 M.2 SSD is allegedly made by "10nm technology" and I was not expecting it get to be the hottest part on the board. A "bit" surprising for me. You have some experience with M.2 SSDs like that? I would like to learn...
by trodas
Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:47 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Suggestions for mid power QUIET gaming PC
Replies: 48
Views: 14658

Re: Suggestions for mid power QUIET gaming PC

baii - Msi is known to be pretty be generous on warranty, that is just some kind of a warning thing, as least that is what I read, Yep, confirmed. But it get me a little scared at first to choose for not-exchangable cooling or warranty... I have the morpehus mounted with gentle typhoon, the perform...
by trodas
Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:53 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Pls suggest a temperature measuring tool
Replies: 4
Views: 4089

Pls suggest a temperature measuring tool

Guys, my MSI GTX 960 Gaming 4G card is weird, it reporting about 53°C under load (gamning), 63°C FurMark: http://s12.postimg.org/9r1usl4gp/Fur_Mark_up_to_63_celsius.jpg ..but at that moment I cannot keep my finger on the heatpipes (I can for 3 seconds and something, then it become to be exponencialy...
by trodas
Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:46 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Suggestions for mid power QUIET gaming PC
Replies: 48
Views: 14658

Re: Suggestions for mid power QUIET gaming PC

I wonder, if MSI is serious about the impossibility of replacing the used cooler with 3rd party one on GTX 960. In short, I wonder, why replacing the cooler will seems to void my warranty, as the screw that is holding the heatsink over the GPU got the " Warranty void if removed " sticker by MSI on m...
by trodas
Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Suggestions for mid power QUIET gaming PC
Replies: 48
Views: 14658

Re: Suggestions for mid power QUIET gaming PC

Abula - I agree with other, i dont think your card is overheating. Okay 3PO, new strategy! Let the Wookie win :lol: It is possible that my fingers thermal sensitivity IS misleading/wrong. I'm the first person to admit that this is hardly any proof of anything. I tried my ThermoTrace infrared thermo...
by trodas
Thu Dec 03, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Suggestions for mid power QUIET gaming PC
Replies: 48
Views: 14658

Re: Suggestions for mid power QUIET gaming PC

CA_Steve - trodas - I think we need to reset your perception of hot I believe that I'm the wrong person to experiment with. The problem is, that I solder electronics since 6 years. Born in 1975, so I did quite a lot soldering and sometimes I'm not very carefull and bad things happens to me, such as...
by trodas
Thu Dec 03, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Suggestions for mid power QUIET gaming PC
Replies: 48
Views: 14658

Re: Suggestions for mid power QUIET gaming PC

I slightly envy you, that your cooler made it to you already... ATM I get the MSI GTX 960 GAMING 4G graphic caard and the i7-4790K CPU (LGA1150, 4.0GHz (4.4GHz turbo), Vcore 0.976V), but nothing more yet: http://s10.postimg.org/3n0fspr6t/GTX_960_i7_4790_K_ready_to_roll.jpg All delayed. The MSI GTX 9...
by trodas
Sat Nov 28, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Suggestions for mid power QUIET gaming PC
Replies: 48
Views: 14658

Re: Suggestions for mid power QUIET gaming PC

If you slap those "thing" on 960, I think it will just do fine on passive. Some mfg should make 950/960 passive sooner or later. Well, the GTX 950 have just a puny 90W one, while 960 is 120W one power-source wise. Therefore I doubt that I could go passive... Think about several hours of gaming, mat...
by trodas
Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Suggestions for mid power QUIET gaming PC
Replies: 48
Views: 14658

Re: Suggestions for mid power QUIET gaming PC

Phanteks PH-TC14PE make it to me: http://s13.postimg.org/swm99okur/Phanteks_PH_TC14_PE_unpacking_1.jpg http://s13.postimg.org/oda0o62z7/Phanteks_PH_TC14_PE_unpacking_2.jpg http://s13.postimg.org/riumedllf/Phanteks_PH_TC14_PE_unpacking_3.jpg Noise from the fans are reasonably low, maybe good for most...
by trodas
Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Suggestions for mid power QUIET gaming PC
Replies: 48
Views: 14658

Re: Suggestions for mid power QUIET gaming PC

baii - raijintek morpheus, cheaper than mk26(assume in us) since newegg no longer carry the non back version. Also the mk26 have a odd shape that extrude above the card which may be bad?or good? Thanks a lot! That is a great suggestion and the Raijintek MORPHEUS seems to be my favorite right now. I...
by trodas
Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Suggestions for mid power QUIET gaming PC
Replies: 48
Views: 14658

Re: Suggestions for mid power QUIET gaming PC

So, Asus Z97-PRO then looks like a good choice for mainboard, correct? ...the biggest fail of Z87 for me is the lack of M.2 slot for the quick SSD, not bottlenecked by SATA3... Though atm I second your opting for LGA1150, in EU there isn't that much difference: what about purchasing in Germany/Austr...
by trodas
Thu Nov 19, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Suggestions for mid power QUIET gaming PC
Replies: 48
Views: 14658

Re: Suggestions for mid power QUIET gaming PC

Okay, so for more constructive debate - for quiet VGA cooling - anyone know something better that Prolimatech MK-26 cooler? It seems to be recommended by SPCR: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1301-page5.html Looks nice: http://www.prolimatech.com/en/products/detail.asp?id=2484&subid=2595#showta...
by trodas
Sat Nov 07, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Suggestions for mid power QUIET gaming PC
Replies: 48
Views: 14658

Re: Suggestions for mid power QUIET gaming PC

It looks nicely, but none of these tests feature a undervolting of the CPU.
by trodas
Fri Nov 06, 2015 6:00 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Suggestions for mid power QUIET gaming PC
Replies: 48
Views: 14658

Re: Suggestions for mid power QUIET gaming PC

Well, as for CPU, I meant that a 22nm i7-4790K might be with 88W TDP a good idea... but since I did not need the HyperThreading (4 cores, 8 threads) and the IGP, then I wonder, if I can get lower TDP CPU with similar CPU power, capable or running at 4GHz w/o too much voltage? Less voltage = lesser T...
by trodas
Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Suggestions for mid power QUIET gaming PC
Replies: 48
Views: 14658

Re: Suggestions for mid power QUIET gaming PC

So, no AIO is good for quiet operation? Pump too noisy? Not even with own fans...?

...

And the CPU, well, my bad. I was thinking about the 85W TDP ones, not these 140W monsters... :D
by trodas
Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:41 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Suggestions for mid power QUIET gaming PC
Replies: 48
Views: 14658

Suggestions for mid power QUIET gaming PC

I have a quick (yet tricky) question: what mainboard & coolers do you guys think, that will be good for me, when I want to build this: - around 3.8 - 4GHz 4core (no HT for lower TDP) Intel machine with the Haswell-E core (22nm) for lowest TDP - Win7 gaming only, at first GTX 960, later Nano - PSU eV...
by trodas
Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:51 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Gigabyte G-Power BL (GH-PDU21-SC) cooler K7 brackets
Replies: 4
Views: 3677

Re: Gigabyte G-Power BL (GH-PDU21-SC) cooler K7 brackets

Well, it might be worth the try... but all spare Socket A clips I have are "there ways" ones, that does not fit for sure. The heatsink surely have the right and need size of the bracket in width as well, as in thickness to prevent the heatsink moving. Using clip, that is not meant to be used there, ...
by trodas
Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:40 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Gigabyte G-Power BL (GH-PDU21-SC) cooler K7 brackets
Replies: 4
Views: 3677

Re: Gigabyte G-Power BL (GH-PDU21-SC) cooler K7 brackets

Well, hello :wink: Yep, thanks for the hints. It looks like Gigabyte droped the K7 for AMD AM2 support over the years, witch make me very disappointed. I contacted Gigabyte and the ticket is being processed. That it is. Suxx. Trying to find someone (preferably locally, it will be funny to get such b...
by trodas
Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:20 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Gigabyte G-Power BL (GH-PDU21-SC) cooler K7 brackets
Replies: 4
Views: 3677

Gigabyte G-Power BL (GH-PDU21-SC) cooler K7 brackets

I looking to buy this cooler, but novadays they are selling it in Czech republic only without the K7 compatibility: http://s1.postimg.org/a1cximfff/Gigabyte_G_Power_BL_GH_PDU21_SC_czech_version.jpg ...that was previously there: http://s22.postimg.org/dm1ubn565/Gigabyte_G_Power_BL_GH_PDU21_SC.jpg (" ...
by trodas
Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:13 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Socket A CPU top-down heatsink
Replies: 7
Views: 6620

Re: Socket A CPU top-down heatsink

- an open letter from me to Gogabyte support - Hello, Gigabyte. First let me complain, that the Gigabyte Password won't work. Even that I register my email trodas@seznam.cz, it ALWAYS say that "Login failed." So please, for the love of God, someone FIX THIS, or provide a simple support email, THANKS...
by trodas
Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:29 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Socket A CPU top-down heatsink
Replies: 7
Views: 6620

Re: Socket A CPU top-down heatsink

The machine in question is now running with Duron 1600 :mrgreen: Still it is fact enought for everything I need it to do (scanning, printing, downloading). The stability does bug me, tough... As far as the thrown-out heatsinks goes, well, that is sad, but shipping to Europe will cost arm and leg too...
by trodas
Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:15 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Socket A CPU top-down heatsink
Replies: 7
Views: 6620

Re: Socket A CPU top-down heatsink

Yep, that is easy, when the heatsink has exchangable parts AND you have the holes near socket. Then it is a piece of cake. I have, hoever, different situation. But it looks like that Gigabyte G-Power BL (GH-PDU21-SC) is the answer: http://s22.postimg.org/i7xyjzqpd/Gigabyte_G_Power_BL_GH_PDU21_SC.jpg...
by trodas
Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Socket A CPU top-down heatsink
Replies: 7
Views: 6620

Re: Socket A CPU top-down heatsink

Yes, it is old, but I like old stuff. However you helped me more that anyone else yet! In the list, I noticed the Gigabite cooler: Gigabyte G-Power Pro (GH-PDU21-MF) Now it does provide the mosfet cooling (hoooooray!) and the Pro version have Socket A (462) support! Hoooray. I want it. Sadly I find ...
by trodas
Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Socket A CPU top-down heatsink
Replies: 7
Views: 6620

Socket A CPU top-down heatsink

For old testing/download PC I would like quiet cooler, something like Thermalright SI-97A: http://s22.postimg.org/jdzi7n1j5/Thermalright_SI_97_A.jpg http://www.hartware.de/media/reviews/427/si97_quad_heatpipe.jpg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835109124 The cooler must have th...
by trodas
Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:10 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: NTB Compaq Presario V6314EA - new HDD
Replies: 0
Views: 18857

NTB Compaq Presario V6314EA - new HDD

I would like to find someone, who got a experience with NTB Compaq Presario V6314EA. This NTB has got Intel 945GM graphic chipset and Core Duo T2350 processor at 1,86GHz under load, otherwise at 800MHz (x6 or x14) and the question is, if the old, dying HDD, could be replaced for any other 2.5' HDD. ...
by trodas
Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:08 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Phanteks PH-TC14PE cooler performance?
Replies: 1
Views: 1715

Phanteks PH-TC14PE cooler performance?

I wonder, if is there anything comparable to the two years old now Phanteks PH-TC14PE cooler, that seems surpass pretty much anything that is out there: http://s7.postimg.org/5utxkbpbv/CPU_OC_max.gif http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Phanteks/PH-TC14PE/6.html BUT with the airflow directed on the m...
by trodas
Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PicoPSU systems shuts off unexpectedly
Replies: 13
Views: 6107

Re: PicoPSU systems shuts off unexpectedly

Maybe on multicore systems this can happen, but I tested several times memtest and find it to be very light in terms of stress for the rams. Anyone can test that. Just crank the overclock of rams to the point, where memtest start showing errors. Then back down a 2, 3Mhz and let memtest run overnight...
by trodas
Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Thermalright SI-128 SE bottom screws for P4 LGA 775
Replies: 1
Views: 2914

Thermalright SI-128 SE bottom screws for P4 LGA 775

While looking how to cool P4 better, I was choosed this nice heatsink: http://s11.postimg.org/4hau4znlv/Thermalright_SI_128_SE.jpg However it is a bit old, so I had to take a secondhad one. While the user claims that he used it for P4 to cool, then I did not expected any problems with missing parts....
by trodas
Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Heatsink+fan for VGA 8600GT small card?
Replies: 7
Views: 2944

Re: Heatsink+fan for VGA 8600GT small card?

edh - well, I would prefer not go fanless, because the case will be fanless, so the card will cook that way. Also, there is not much space near the GPU, witch is a limit. I could probably cut chunk of the heatsink off, but that would just look ughly... SebRad - Zalman VF-700-cu looks good and I can...