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by Longbow
Wed May 07, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Humming noise from Samsung 225BW monitor?
Replies: 14
Views: 6364

i think it's common on some samsung LCD monitors my previous 931BW had the same problem. made in maylasia. humming sound with brightness under 78%. i had it on 50% before but can't take it no more. at 80% it's not TOO bright and the humming is gone. also my speakers would hum for a while after power...
by Longbow
Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:40 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Vista or XP?
Replies: 63
Views: 13990

it took me quite a while to upgrade from windows 2000 to windows xp (sp1). and i think i liked it. i have a vista ultimate sp1 disc on my desk for over a week now and i don't really want to try it. there is nothing i want from it. my xp has been secure and stable since sp1. vista is slower. in almos...
by Longbow
Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ok ... just how the heck do I mount a Ninja?
Replies: 13
Views: 4463

psklenar wrote: I wonder if this is indicative of a problem with the CPU (i.e.; should I RMA it?) or if it's really a non-issue?
that looks strange, my temp was like 1~2'C difference between the 2 cores. :roll:
by Longbow
Mon Mar 24, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ok ... just how the heck do I mount a Ninja?
Replies: 13
Views: 4463

gratz on ur installation

how you like it? my load temp dropped 4~5'C with the bolt-thru kit.
by Longbow
Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:23 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: MSI NX8800GT 512M Photos and Comments
Replies: 35
Views: 25740

Hi folks, At this point, while I'm still thrilled with the performance I'm getting in games, the MSI fan is easily the loudest thing in my system. i belive the fan on the video card is set to run at 30% of full speed u should be able to tune it down to say 20~25% and see how it goes, i think i saw ...
by Longbow
Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:05 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: MSI NX8800GT 512M Photos and Comments
Replies: 35
Views: 25740

I'm locking for a new video card (atm 7600gs) and saw this one and was very interested in the cooling solution, but it doesnt have ram coolers, but i have some here at home, they are 6mm (millimeters) high. But I couldn't find any measurements in the net. do they fit? especially underneath the flat...
by Longbow
Thu Mar 06, 2008 1:08 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: MSI NX8800GT 512M Photos and Comments
Replies: 35
Views: 25740

got the card last night it's rather quiet to be put in a game pc, i could barely hear it over my cpu fan. core temp was a little over 60'C @ 700/1000 running atitool. my only game installed is wow, which doesn't seem to appreciate the upgrade much, it shows a little improvement over my 7950GT. 3dmar...
by Longbow
Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:48 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Slipstream 800 RPM - shipping to UK?
Replies: 11
Views: 3083

http://www.jab-tech.com/

$7.99 for the fan, $20 for shipping...

if you buy 4, you paying as much on shipping as the goods...
by Longbow
Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Phantom Users Poll
Replies: 211
Views: 261794

my 0411 has been running for about a month and half. so far it's been great. i have one nexus blowing out, and one nexus on the cpu cooler. the cpu cooler might be the main force driving air out through the bottom fins on the psu. when both fans set on 6V, the psu body inside the case touch slightl...
by Longbow
Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:25 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: MSI NX8800GT 512M Photos and Comments
Replies: 35
Views: 25740

reviews on newegg are mostly positive, only problem mentioned (several times) is the fan would hit the clear plastic cover if speed up and most ppl just simply remove it (as seen in your pictures), comment in the "cons" are actually quite funny "it's not free?", "it doesn't print money?" heh. i'll h...
by Longbow
Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: MSI NX8800GT 512M Photos and Comments
Replies: 35
Views: 25740

Re: MSI NX8800GT 512M Photos and Comments

Jay_S wrote:Also, Newegg's price has increased again - it's now $219 AR.
lol @ Newegg the bastard... my friend was quick enough to order it at $219 before rebate...
by Longbow
Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:22 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: MSI NX8800GT 512M Photos and Comments
Replies: 35
Views: 25740

Re: MSI NX8800GT 512M Photos and Comments

Subjective sound assessment 1) It's slightly louder than the AC NV Silencer I had previously. 2) It's slightly louder than the single Yate Loon D12SL-12 at 1200 rpm 3) It's much quieter than my suspended Seagate 3.5" HD's seeks. 4) Its noise is characterized by a soft whoosh - sounds like mainly ai...
by Longbow
Mon Feb 18, 2008 4:09 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: cheap MSI GeForce 8800GT, ok-looking cooler * EDITED 2/21/08
Replies: 9
Views: 8440

tag for later

i've set my eyes on that video card for a few days. it's one of the cheaper 8800GT yet with decent factory OC AND aftermarket coolers.
by Longbow
Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian-Li in steel..... Lancool. Another New Model.
Replies: 17
Views: 9847

PSU cage. A real bummer, and it escapes me how any designer could so bluntly have failed to see its flaws, however; it looks to be around 10 – 15mm space between the PSU and the top of the chassis which would make it possible to flip the unit around and go duct version ala Solo (unless you wish t...
by Longbow
Wed Jan 30, 2008 7:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian-Li in steel..... Lancool. Another New Model.
Replies: 17
Views: 9847

i'm thinking about this one for my next box, as i would like to have something slightly lighter n easier to carry.

has anyone ordered 1 already?

on a closer look, i don't like the PSU cage. the intake and exhaust fan grill are as good as antec.
by Longbow
Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Performance of 7950GT to 8600GTS or 7950GT SLI
Replies: 8
Views: 2577

PretzelB wrote:
angelkiller wrote:From a brief trip to Tom's VGA charts,
Well, I'm a bonehead. :oops:

I didn't know about that chart. Pretty nifty tool. I guess going SLI might be the thing to do.
or just buy one 8800GT.
by Longbow
Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI AM2 with an EE 5200+ AMD CPU an ok start?
Replies: 14
Views: 4984

Re: MSI AM2 with an EE 5200+ AMD CPU an ok start?

AMD is still a much better value than Intel. Show me an intel CPU that matches the speed of a same-priced athlon without overclocking. At any level the athlon offers more value. Low end, and mid range as well. 2140 is $87, runs 1.6 GHz. For $3 less, you can get an athlon 64 x2 4400+ @2.3 GHz which ...
by Longbow
Sun Oct 07, 2007 3:33 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182, 14 drives, SSD, Raid5+6, Status: V.5 New pics up
Replies: 53
Views: 54758

very nice cabling! :P
by Longbow
Sun Oct 07, 2007 3:00 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja Airflow Testing....Tracing Turbulence Noise.
Replies: 44
Views: 20175

Re: Ninja Airflow Testing....with Conclusions.

nice work my 2 cents though, would you consider your set up with a passive cooled video card and north bridge (something like hr-05), i'm wondering in that case, the hot air from video card/nb would bring down the advantage of top fan blowing up. also, would you consider the set up inside a case wit...
by Longbow
Sun Oct 07, 2007 2:27 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI AM2 with an EE 5200+ AMD CPU an ok start?
Replies: 14
Views: 4984

Re: MSI AM2 with an EE 5200+ AMD CPU an ok start?

Just wondering if the 65 watt 5200+ is a good CPU to start with. I currently have an older AMD64 3000+ at 89 watts. I figure an MSI motherboard with built-in video would be good. Also looking at the MSI K9AG Neo2-Digital for use in the system. It has HTPC capabilities which is handy for me, and als...
by Longbow
Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Building a quiet PC..Please help.
Replies: 3
Views: 2448

Re: Building a quiet PC..Please help.

(2) I noticed that both HP and Dell Desktop are extremely silent. I cannot even tell whether it's on or not. How could that be possible? As far as I know, they use relatively inexpensive products compared to mine. Their low-end or mainstream PCs come with relatively simple metal case and do not pos...
by Longbow
Sun Sep 16, 2007 6:09 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung SyncMaster 931BW
Replies: 32
Views: 26860

ok the huming sound of 931BW seems coming from the backlight the humming sound from the backlight or built-in power supply has became a struggling for me, it's very obvious in a very quiet room. it's noisier than my computer for sure. anyone who bother to read this forum would find it annoying. all...
by Longbow
Sun Sep 16, 2007 6:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Noisy LCD Monitors (high-pitched backlight whining)
Replies: 17
Views: 12437

i have the problem with my samsung 931bw (made in maylasia) bright lvl currently set at 50%. i might try 100% if OP is suggesting lower bright lvl causing the whine noise. OK just tested it my monitor WILL produce the humming noise if bright level turned below 85% this is rather surprising for me b...
by Longbow
Sun Sep 16, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Noisy LCD Monitors (high-pitched backlight whining)
Replies: 17
Views: 12437

i have the problem with my samsung 931bw (made in maylasia)

bright lvl currently set at 50%. i might try 100% if OP is suggesting lower bright lvl causing the whine noise.
by Longbow
Sun Sep 09, 2007 3:11 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung SyncMaster 931BW
Replies: 32
Views: 26860

:evil: update: i'm considering returning/selling it for the huming sound. it's getting really annoying in the last few weekend when i got to sit down in a quiet room. the huming sounds is above everything else, and when i turn off the monitor, i feel so much relieved. i've tried different bright set...
by Longbow
Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Need extra cooling for my passive 7950GT (99°C)
Replies: 18
Views: 5475

i have a XFX 7950GT passive, temperature never went above 70'C under load, 3dmark or gaming. usually idle at 50 ish, peak at 65~67. i have a nexus 120mm on the back, and stock ninja which is blowing towards the back vent. 2 pci slots open under the card. what case are you using? i'm thinking better ...
by Longbow
Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:31 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung SyncMaster 931BW
Replies: 32
Views: 26860

ok the huming sound of 931BW seems coming from the backlight the humming sound from the backlight or built-in power supply has became a struggling for me, it's very obvious in a very quiet room. it's noisier than my computer for sure. anyone who bother to read this forum would find it annoying. all...
by Longbow
Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:25 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: GigaByte GA-965P-DS3: Core 2 Motherboard for Everyone
Replies: 27
Views: 18923

why not review the S3 board? S3 rev 3.3 is about 1/4 cheaper than DS3, and still has 6 phase power and solid caps for CPU. In the UK the price is now about the same if you can get them at all. The P35 board pricing also starts at only slightly above this which makes me wonder what the point of buyi...
by Longbow
Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:21 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: GigaByte GA-965P-DS3: Core 2 Motherboard for Everyone
Replies: 27
Views: 18923

why not review the S3 board? S3 rev 3.3 is about 1/4 cheaper than DS3, and still has 6 phase power and solid caps for CPU. i don't think a dozen solid caps elsewhere could justify the price difference between S3 & DS3. i reckon S3 board is the "everyone's board" here. also it'd be interesting to tes...
by Longbow
Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:52 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Orthos - How Do You Use It?
Replies: 1
Views: 1378

Re: Orthos - How Do You Use It?

just run "small fft" and "blended" leave all other settings

download intel tat to check your core temp

might want to run prime if you want to test stability. orthos doesn't seem to stress the system as much as tat, and more tolerant to possible errors than prime 95.