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by NARC
Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Improving Thermal Transfer of Heatpipes....DIY.
Replies: 18
Views: 4594

*subscribed*

Looking forward to see how this turns out.
by NARC
Sun Apr 06, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: BF2 Serial Code Recovery
Replies: 9
Views: 2845

I just reread what you did, and I want to make sure you tried this. If you can see exactly what key is in the old registry (path above), you should be able to recreate it in your new registry by creating a key. If one is there, it should be a copy/paste inside the key. Double click the registry key ...
by NARC
Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:04 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: BF2 Serial Code Recovery
Replies: 9
Views: 2845

Sorry, I don't. I was getting all of that information from a google search anyway.
by NARC
Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: BF2 Serial Code Recovery
Replies: 9
Views: 2845

Ahh, it appears that it's encrypted in the registry. http://bf2.fun-o-matic.org/index.php/BF2_Key_Hasher This link may help, but you may need to be booted from that drive. Also maybe this: http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=26725 But you may also be able to just copy it from the old reg...
by NARC
Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: BF2 Serial Code Recovery
Replies: 9
Views: 2845

From the internets
You can find/modify your BF2 CD-key by hitting Start menu, Run, then typing 'regedit' there. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARE Electronic Arts EA GAMES Battlefield 2ergc - there it is.
by NARC
Thu Jul 19, 2007 9:45 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: NSK2400 on a closed shelf - recirculation of hot air?
Replies: 5
Views: 2575

I had an NSK2400 in a closed case, but I had to cut a hole in the back because it was getting way too hot. I cut a 120mm opening in the back, and I have mounted a fan to the opening.
by NARC
Tue Jul 17, 2007 7:30 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Over a month since last SPCR review?
Replies: 16
Views: 9435

I was coming in here to post the exact same thing....
by NARC
Wed Jun 27, 2007 5:40 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Buying x1650XT/x1950Pro AGP. Help make it SPCR-standard!
Replies: 22
Views: 7351

I have a HIS 9800 Pro which originally came with an AC Silencer... It was pretty quiet at first, but the fan developed an annoying clicking sound... (snip) My silencer (albeit on an nVidia 6800) also started ticking for what it's worth. The problem is that the fan starts gradually sliding down the ...
by NARC
Mon Jun 11, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Like to have feedback on case design!
Replies: 23
Views: 9974

Very interesting solution for the HSF! I like it.
by NARC
Tue May 08, 2007 8:39 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A Rubbermaid computer...now solar powered.
Replies: 40
Views: 22501

That's refreshingly different, Bluefront. But no air filter? Did you really build this one? :) LOL :lol: Just a lurker here, but even I know the air filter propensity of the Bluefront (tm) design. It has even inspired a design by me - it's not finished yet, but will be before the fall. Looks great ...
by NARC
Wed Nov 29, 2006 8:47 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help to a quieter Fusion/NSK2400 HTPC
Replies: 7
Views: 2999

They're a pair of Samsung Spinpoints, and they run pretty quiet already, and I don't really notice them. However, that's mainly because the rest of the system is still too loud. I've got a CNPS9500 in there, and I must have bad contact on the Proc, because I've got temps ranging from 59c to 82c and ...
by NARC
Wed Nov 29, 2006 8:22 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help to a quieter Fusion/NSK2400 HTPC
Replies: 7
Views: 2999

That's how I have my hard drives set up - screwed in lightly from the top just so they don't fall over, but resting on the grommets.
by NARC
Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:25 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Anatomy of the Silent Fan
Replies: 12
Views: 12162

Indeed, this is a great resource. Thanks for all the time adding this very important aspect of silencing.
by NARC
Thu Oct 19, 2006 2:56 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Buzzing Sound from Asus P5B Deluxe?
Replies: 15
Views: 6449

Odd, I had that exact problem with the PSU that came with my Antec Sonata after a couple years of use. Especially with the mouse scrolling - it would ocurr every time.

Switched the PSU to an S12-380 and it's gone.
by NARC
Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:43 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Modular psu suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 4384

Whoops, thanks for the recommendation on the m-12. I'll check that out.

Looks like newegg only has a 500W variety, with nothing lower. Maybe someone else does. Thanks,

NARC
by NARC
Wed May 17, 2006 1:35 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec NSK2400 Media PC Case
Replies: 249
Views: 234500

Anyone know when the Fusion is scheduled to come out? It's mentioned in the article, and the press release says March 1, 2006. I'd really like to see that before I decide on my future HTPC case.
by NARC
Mon Nov 21, 2005 4:23 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 for $116 shipped - USA only
Replies: 2
Views: 1690

P180 for $116 shipped - USA only

Let me know if you guys don't want this here, but Newegg has the P180 for $116 shipped after a $25 rebate.

Seems like a good price for a case a bunch of us are drooling over...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811129154
by NARC
Tue Oct 11, 2005 6:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Vinyl Floor Tiles for Case Damping
Replies: 40
Views: 32353

You can't trust Home Depot's website to show you anything worthwhile. The website does not track what they have in the store at all.
by NARC
Thu Oct 06, 2005 2:11 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Press release for new Antec P150 case.
Replies: 70
Views: 42291

Wow, that is quite a package.

I could really care less how it looks personally. This is the first case I've debated paying retail price for...

gg Antec
by NARC
Tue Oct 04, 2005 10:00 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Katana
Replies: 36
Views: 29192

As far as bang for the buck, I still don't see that you can beat the Zalman though.

CNPS7000B-AlCu for $28.99 shipped at Amazon for folks in the USA.
by NARC
Mon Oct 03, 2005 11:25 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Katana
Replies: 36
Views: 29192

Any idea why it doesn't list S939 with A64? Is there any reason it wouldn't work? I can't imagine there could be one...

Manufacturer Specs at Scythe
by NARC
Mon Sep 26, 2005 6:10 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU Style Best Suited for P180
Replies: 17
Views: 6524

I don't know why no one asks about the mobo used in the P180 when they ask about cable length. Just about any mobo can be used if the power connector is on the mid-right edge of the board. But if your connector is on the top-left then that is a whole other story. It's worth specifying in your questi...
by NARC
Mon Sep 19, 2005 7:46 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's PSU Test Platform V.3
Replies: 20
Views: 15936

It's certainly impressive to see someone own up to a mistake/problem with testing methodology! IMO, that give you more credibility, not less. Good update!
by NARC
Fri Aug 26, 2005 10:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 with Raptors - what's the best solution?
Replies: 11
Views: 3238

The lower P180 drive cage may be superior to the upper cage, but you’re pumping heat through the PSU, which contradicts the P180’s design ethos of placing the PSU low down to keep it cool. One coolish Samsung might be okay, but 4 hot Raptors? I’ll be placing my drives in the upper cage, and if they...
by NARC
Fri May 27, 2005 4:21 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180: A visual tour
Replies: 224
Views: 165262

Looks great!

Honestly, I was thinking about trying somehow to build a case very similar to this.

Now, when does the SFF come out for my future media center PC? :wink:
by NARC
Mon Jan 10, 2005 10:31 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Great price on Zalman 7000B-AlCu (28.99), 7700 (33.99) USD
Replies: 0
Views: 987

Great price on Zalman 7000B-AlCu (28.99), 7700 (33.99) USD

Amazon, of all places, has the Zalman CNPS7000B-AlCu for $28.99 with free shipping. Linky Please note that this link has the bargainshare.com referral in it (that's where I found the deal). If you guys have an Amazon affiliate link please feel free to modify the link to that. And if you are looking ...
by NARC
Tue Sep 07, 2004 8:37 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone ST30NF Fanless PSU review
Replies: 89
Views: 73912

I wonder if there could be a way to mount this vertically. I'd have to assume that a straight-through path for the airflow would be way more efficient and cool better. It would not be pretty to have the power cord sticking straight up, but perhaps if there was a 90degree cord... This would also enab...
by NARC
Mon Aug 30, 2004 12:12 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7000a not screwing in straight...
Replies: 0
Views: 861

Zalman 7000a not screwing in straight...

So I just received my Socket 939 Asus A8v and 3500+ (sweet!) and I removed the stock backplate and installed the Zalman backplate. It fit perfectly in the holes, and the nipples were screwed in finger-tight. I next screwed in the hold-down (outer-most holes of course) a little left, then a little ri...
by NARC
Thu Aug 19, 2004 9:18 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Just switched to SLK3700BQE
Replies: 20
Views: 5655

I think there's no need to fuss about which is connected to where. Your worries are based on times when PC hardware had trouble keeping up with supplying the CDRWs with uninterrupted data flow due to channel bottlenecks (times of ATA33 and PIO modes), CPU usage etc. Right now 90% PCs have enough ju...
by NARC
Fri Aug 06, 2004 5:10 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Build the best CPU exhaust duct.
Replies: 17
Views: 6160

Is your PSU pushed that far back to muffle outlet noise? I assume that eliminates the possibility of using the top two 5 1/4 bays as well. Ohhhh, now I see why you did it - you've got no room for the inlet because of the ducting. You need a PSU that's open only from the back to make that work withou...