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by Aris
Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Why Ad Blocking is devastating to the sites you love
Replies: 142
Views: 113610

Sounds like Aris' issue is more with content than the thread topic: ads and ad-blocking. Would getting "back to basics" excuse annoying and potentially-infectious advertisements? IMO the answer is obviously "no" - no qualitative change (positive or negative) in a site's content will override my dis...
by Aris
Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:44 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Why Ad Blocking is devastating to the sites you love
Replies: 142
Views: 113610

While the content on this site is unique and helpful, i dont know if i would say its "indespensable". There are maybe two dozen articles on this site that are truely needed. But i'd say lately, most of the articles are fluff. Only written to try and draw in readers to the site to get more money from...
by Aris
Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Why Ad Blocking is devastating to the sites you love
Replies: 142
Views: 113610

In line ads are the reason I run AdBlock. I'm one of those people who highlights as they read. In-line ads royally mess me up (which I guess is the goal). ME TOO! inline adds and pop up adds drive me crazy. Sorry to SPCR, but i block all adds. Find someplace else to make money, not at my expense. Y...
by Aris
Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Modern Phrases That Confuse Me
Replies: 92
Views: 22724

"basically"

It either is, or it isn't. You take any sentence with this word, and then take this word out, and it still makes perfect sense. Its (basically) redundant.
by Aris
Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Unconditional Basic Income
Replies: 124
Views: 28149

"unconditionally basic salary" A.K.A. "Welfare" We tried it in the states. Problem is most people, if given the choice, would rather just be a bit less wealthy and sit at home watching tv all day instead of actually contributing to society. Then there's the other extreme, which is to set a standardi...
by Aris
Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 7 Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1508

Windows 7 Questions

1. Windows 7 Pro (upgrade) - Is this a full version of the OS? They say i can upgrade from XP to win7, but the kernel is different, so is it just a cosmetic change or is it really the entire OS? If its the whole OS, then whats the difference between the upgrade and the full retail version? 2. If i b...
by Aris
Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:21 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: i7 920 D0 Unlocked?
Replies: 4
Views: 2103

i7 920 D0 Unlocked?

I thought all Core i7 920 processors had a locked multiplier? Well i got this D0 stepping 920 last week and in the bios it says its unlocked, and i have been able to boot into windows with the multiplier at 20, 18, and 15. It gives multiplier options from 12 to 21. So is the CPU actually unlocked or...
by Aris
Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:58 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: CPU Load Line Calibration?
Replies: 2
Views: 1655

CPU Load Line Calibration?

I do a google search and it seems about 50/50. Some review sites have it on, some have it off. I read a review of an MSI board at XBit Labs saying it kept the vcore from dropping too low. So is there a consensus on this? Does it hurt to have it on? If your wondering, its in relation to the following...
by Aris
Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Max temp for i7 920?
Replies: 12
Views: 5089

Regardless of my thoughts on 'too hot' at load, an idle temp of 84 is way too hot. Temps will jump significantly once you put any kind of load on it, and will throttle. People are overclocking to 4 GHz with some pretty good cooling systems, ie with high speed fans. Overclocking and SPCR do not ofte...
by Aris
Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:09 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Max temp for i7 920?
Replies: 12
Views: 5089

An idle temp of 84 is *way* too hot. Under load that will jump up by 20-30 degrees. Not to mention, you want some head room for warmer weather. Lastly, running the chip near (or at) its thermal cut off point can reduce its life. Also, just getting to bios does not mean the system is stable. My gues...
by Aris
Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Max temp for i7 920?
Replies: 12
Views: 5089

Yea its idling in bios at 84c. Granted the fan is only spinning at 600rpm, but when i run it anything over 800rpm its just too loud. I think i'll probably pick up a second 120mm S-Flex and hope the two of them together running at 600-800 will bring idle temps down to around 70c. Thanks for the magic...
by Aris
Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Max temp for i7 920?
Replies: 12
Views: 5089

Max temp for i7 920?

I've been googling, but so far have yet to find what the max temp for the i7 is. I have read that there is a temp where it throttles its clock speed back to keep it from overheating, but everyone i saw who talked about it didnt mention what it actually was. So at what temp does the i7 start to throt...
by Aris
Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:26 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: X25-m and Win XP issues
Replies: 1
Views: 1000

X25-m and Win XP issues

I posted this in the storage forum, but then realized the next day that it would probably fit better here. So i apologize for the double post: So i finally broke down and got an SSD to replace my HDD's. I'm trying to install win xp (32bit) sp2. I started with my oldest machine first. At first everyt...
by Aris
Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:20 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: A future replacement for hard disc technology?
Replies: 7
Views: 2275

The only major problem SSD is facing is that a growing number of analysts are saying that the technological hurdles to go smaller than 22nm may be nearly insurmountable. I remember reading an article about this once with an interview with intel. They said they see a clear path all the way down to 1...
by Aris
Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:52 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: X25-m and Win XP issues
Replies: 9
Views: 2923

Does anyone know anything about this "aligning the partition" thingy?
by Aris
Sun Jun 21, 2009 4:02 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: X25-m and Win XP issues
Replies: 9
Views: 2923

MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum (MS-7125)
AMD Athlon 64 2ghz
2x 1gb DDR (dual channel)
Nvida Geforce 7600gs

No my old hard drive is SATA.

I see no options that mention anything about AHCI

It boots fine into safe mode. Would disabling the page file do anything?
by Aris
Sun Jun 21, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: X25-m and Win XP issues
Replies: 9
Views: 2923

X25-m and Win XP issues

So i finally broke down and got an SSD to replace my HDD's. I'm trying to install win xp (32bit) sp2. I started with my oldest machine first. At first everything went smooth. Started installing drivers and then i ran into a problem. After updating my motherboard drivers to the latest version (via nv...
by Aris
Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:38 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Single Moving Part PC in Silverstone TJ08
Replies: 31
Views: 15883

3) If you blow in from the back panel, where does it exhaust? Not trying to argue with you, just trying to figure out how you come to your conclusions. Does it matter where it exhausts as long as it does? If you really cared that much about where exactly it leaves the case, you could duct the insid...
by Aris
Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Single Moving Part PC in Silverstone TJ08
Replies: 31
Views: 15883

Nope, your components would not work as well. PSU -- already commented on -- much lower efficiency at the power levels of the system -- and way overkill. I'm surprised it is still available at newegg -- it's not anywhere else. That case is not as well suited for super low airlfow -- the intake is m...
by Aris
Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Single Moving Part PC in Silverstone TJ08
Replies: 31
Views: 15883

Personally I'd get the $35 Xigmatec direct-touch HDT-D1284 and bend it Whats wrong with just using the 1283 tower heatsink with a longer duct? Seems to me it would be much easier to do with less chance at breaking something. Also, whats the point of using an AC/DC adapter coupled with a DC/DC conve...
by Aris
Tue May 12, 2009 4:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 7 ...
Replies: 16
Views: 3552

aristide1 wrote:Can anyone confirm if current buyers of Vista 64/SP1 will be able to upgrade to 7, ie free?
ROFL, you must be an apple user. Nothing from MS is free.

So far the only thing I've seen in win 7 that makes me want to upgrade from XP Pro are the optimizations for SSD's.
by Aris
Tue May 12, 2009 4:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Time and Distance...
Replies: 15
Views: 2756

It all depends on your personal perception. If you are the one who is moving through space while time has stopped, from your point of view time will continue normally, but for others around you it will be perceived that space from A to B becomes instantaneous. Its like when you reach the speed of li...
by Aris
Tue May 12, 2009 4:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Game violence, age limits and teens
Replies: 21
Views: 4792

I was always content with the notion that some people are just crazy, and it didnt matter if they watched an R rated film, or played a mature video game or listened to explicit lyrics in a song. They were just F'd up in the head, and it really didnt matter what you did, they were eventually going to...
by Aris
Tue May 12, 2009 4:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I often think of God ....
Replies: 47
Views: 6427

I believe that just because you cannot understand something does not mean you must label it. Be comfortable with the unknown. No one on earth even knows if god exists. Being a good person and being religious have nothing to do with each other. If you are curious about the subject, seek out the truth...
by Aris
Tue May 12, 2009 4:17 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: If you could ask God one question ...
Replies: 357
Views: 118074

frostedflakes wrote:How can I talk to someone who does not exist? :lol:
QFT
by Aris
Tue May 12, 2009 4:11 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Win 7, what compels you to upgrade?
Replies: 112
Views: 21968

Win 7, what compels you to upgrade?

I've seen the reviews and talked to people who have tested it, and while it does sound much more user friendly for those that aren't so tech savvy, i on the other hand already know Win XP pro inside and out. For me, the only thing I've seen that Win 7 will be able to do that XP cant is SSD optimizat...
by Aris
Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: X25-m under $4 per GB at Newegg w/ free shipping
Replies: 0
Views: 912

X25-m under $4 per GB at Newegg w/ free shipping

And its not labeled as a "sale" or "special price". Its actually cheeper than WD's 2TB GP drive now, granted the cost per GB is still higher, but the overall cost of ownership is less as long as 80gb is enough space for you. 80gb is at $319 160gb is at $629 This is the first major drop in price sinc...
by Aris
Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silent Case for Large GPUs
Replies: 10
Views: 3683

NSK3480. Other than needing a micro-atx motherboard, it is perfect in every other way. Separated thermal zone for the PSU region, and plenty of room for extra long video cards. With a 120mm exhaust fan.
by Aris
Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:11 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SSD drive OCZ 64GB gives no speed-up?
Replies: 20
Views: 5789

wojtek wrote: PS2. Defrag can be useful with SSD - check OCZ forum.
Only if you want your drive to die an early death. dont defrag your ssd, ever.
by Aris
Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:00 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anandtech: Understanding SSDs and New Drives from OCZ
Replies: 45
Views: 11507

Its a great read, and i was sold on getting a vertex over the x25-m until the last page where he briefly mentioned hardware compatibilities. And to check out OCZ's forum for more info. Well i did, and i didn't like what i saw. Too many postings for my liking which include data corruption and just pl...