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by wim
Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Been out of the SPCR scene for 3 years.. what's good now?
Replies: 2
Views: 1076

Been out of the SPCR scene for 3 years.. what's good now?

Hi there! I used to be a quite active member on here, but I haven't posted for over three years. This is largely due to me satisfied in having built, with great help from this website and forums, a powerful and silent computer. I have not been bothered by computer noise so have not had any reason to...
by wim
Thu May 14, 2009 5:31 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zotac GeForce 9300-ITX WiFi: Good Things Come in Small Packa
Replies: 57
Views: 39006

this looks good.. can anyone tell me what is the max resolution from that DVI? would it drive a dell 30" at 2560x1600 ok?
by wim
Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: DIAMOND-based heat transfer compound
Replies: 48
Views: 35924

Re: engineer

However with working CPU cooling it's not the case. Even after the "steady state" is reached, the cpu has a different temperature than ambient air, so this is not an equi librium. The heatsink is not in an equilibrium too, it has a thermal gradient. The "closer" to cpu, the hotter. ... So in short,...
by wim
Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:40 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: DIAMOND-based heat transfer compound
Replies: 48
Views: 35924

...the penultimate material for thermal conductivity has been turned into thermal paste... So, it's the next to best material for thermal conductivity? What's the best? :? Uhm... it IS diamond. The second best is silver. Diamond has 5 times better thermal conductivity than silver and 6 times more t...
by wim
Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:09 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Are my PM's being sent?
Replies: 4
Views: 3713

got it
by wim
Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Are my PM's being sent?
Replies: 4
Views: 3713

send me one and i'll let you know
by wim
Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: monitor 'loses' usb ports after power off..? :(
Replies: 3
Views: 1465

the same problem does not occur when windows puts the monitor into standy
by wim
Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: monitor 'loses' usb ports after power off..? :(
Replies: 3
Views: 1465

i mean turned off with the power button. the standby power consumption is unnecessarily high with this product , and there is a bright orange LED which i don't like when i'm trying to sleep.. have not noticed whether the problem happens in standby or not but i'll check when i get home from work
by wim
Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: monitor 'loses' usb ports after power off..? :(
Replies: 3
Views: 1465

monitor 'loses' usb ports after power off..? :(

hello, i am having a problem where the usb ports on the monitor become unresponsive after the monitor has been turned off and on again. i am now running my optical drive from the monitor's usb power so this can be very annoying, they only way i have been able to get it back seems to be rebooting .. ...
by wim
Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:01 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung SE-T084M/RSWD: Slick, slim, external optical drive
Replies: 33
Views: 15991

thanks.. i am not sure whether the power supply of the usb ports from the monitor is coming through the monitor's own power cable or through the usb cable from the motherboard. but i'll give it a shot and post the results on the forums. i would like to buy one of these, but staticICE is not listing...
by wim
Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Vista Explorer Replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 2781

I am quite happy with QTTabBar
http://qttabbar.wikidot.com/
by wim
Mon Dec 08, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung SE-T084M/RSWD: Slick, slim, external optical drive
Replies: 33
Views: 15991

what do the letters M/RSWD in the model name refer to? i have also seen SE-T084L and plain SE-T084M
by wim
Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: freeware image->pdf converter ?
Replies: 13
Views: 3681

partial answer : if i use -compress JPEG i get sensible filesizes again (however i doubt this is avoiding recompression)
by wim
Thu Dec 04, 2008 11:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: freeware image->pdf converter ?
Replies: 13
Views: 3681

any sensible way to control the output compression, or better yet embed the images without recompression?
i just tried to make a pdf from 65 jpg files totalling a meagre 9.5meg and ended up with a 180meg pdf :-\
by wim
Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung SE-T084M/RSWD: Slick, slim, external optical drive
Replies: 33
Views: 15991

seems to be completely unavailable in australia :(
(despite them having a big picture of it on samsung.com.au when you go to the optical drives section?!)

any other external slot loading drives people can recommend?
edit: or an online shop that will post internationally?
by wim
Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung SE-T084M/RSWD: Slick, slim, external optical drive
Replies: 33
Views: 15991

thanks.. i am not sure whether the power supply of the usb ports from the monitor is coming through the monitor's own power cable or through the usb cable from the motherboard. but i'll give it a shot and post the results on the forums. i would like to buy one of these, but staticICE is not listing ...
by wim
Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung SE-T084M/RSWD: Slick, slim, external optical drive
Replies: 33
Views: 15991

would it be impossible to run this drive from the usb ports on the side of my monitor? (dell 3008wfp) there are 2 usb ports there but it must be a hub because there is only one cable which connects those two ports to a single usb on the motherboard. it is one of the chunky usb cables which extends u...
by wim
Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:37 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung SE-T084M/RSWD: Slick, slim, external optical drive
Replies: 33
Views: 15991

hey this looks like a great product. if the burn quality is acceptable, i may get one to replace my big ol 5.25" PATA burner has any cd site reviewed this drive? you often link to storage review or some other guys for HD benchmarks, so a link to some website eg cdfreaks or cdrinfo or the like for bu...
by wim
Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:52 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 348064

dell 2001FP had very slight hum from the power brick, screen was inaudible. power brick had long cord and could be hidden away in a cupboard somewhere dell 2007FP same noise level as 2001fp but power brick was integrated into the back of the panel, so noise could no longer be relocated :( still pre...
by wim
Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: How to stop the whining noise of your LCD monitor
Replies: 36
Views: 66660

agree with Ninjackn.

for reference, my dell 3008wfp buzzes and carries on even at full brightness :(
by wim
Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: What do you do with your dead HDD?
Replies: 42
Views: 23801

nice idea, i'll try it sometime..
by wim
Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:14 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Fanless solution..?
Replies: 22
Views: 6216

And is it really true that one fan, even if it is quiet, will go undetected if there is a HD to hide it? if the fans are spinning slow enough, yes! at least in my case and for my ears, it is true - the system has a 2.5" samsung drive sitting on soft foam, fanless psu, and two 120 mm fans push-pulli...
by wim
Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:32 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Fanless solution..?
Replies: 22
Views: 6216

A challenge not worth it if all you are after is silence and you have room for a setup that can accommodate fans. What do you mean by this? If the system works equally well as one with fans and if it is not more expensive then why shouldn't it be "worth it"? i would say it is not possible to have t...
by wim
Sat Oct 04, 2008 1:17 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: freeware image->pdf converter ?
Replies: 13
Views: 3681

i was just getting ready to script this in python .. but then
i saw that ImageMagick and it worked great.. a very high quality bit of software there!! thanks DrJ
by wim
Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: freeware image->pdf converter ?
Replies: 13
Views: 3681

well i can easily batch-convert the png to bmp or jpg or whatever if that would make it any less of an 'odd conversion'. surely something must exist to do this because there are countless ebooks floating around the web made from scanned images... what i want it for is scanning my tons of sheet music...
by wim
Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Fanless solution..?
Replies: 22
Views: 6216

as long as you are using hard drive based storage, there is no point to aim for fanless - a single 2.5" hard drive will be louder than a good quality fan eg nexus 120mm at 5V (~550rpm). the fan will provide significantly better airflow than natural convection alone
by wim
Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: freeware image->pdf converter ?
Replies: 13
Views: 3681

freeware image->pdf converter ?

hello, does anyone know of a simple freeware app to convert a bunch of image files into pdf file? i am aware of virtual printers for example CutePDF writer which is a great little tool but would only print one image at a time and i'd get a 1-page pdf and have to muck around merging them. what i want...
by wim
Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Large Hadron Collider warps reality! Really!
Replies: 7
Views: 2266

end of the world

Image
by wim
Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Google Chrome - A fresh look on browsers
Replies: 32
Views: 6583

hm.. yeah .. i noticed that too when the :% bug silently disappeared
by wim
Thu Sep 04, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Google Chrome - A fresh look on browsers
Replies: 32
Views: 6583

instantly crash chrome:
try type ":%" into the address bar (no quote).. Whoa!