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by crypt0r
Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:22 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 120hz monitors and gaming
Replies: 34
Views: 5672

Re: 120hz monitors and gaming

I'm not so sure that's true. They reviews I've looked at test at a variety of resolutions, including 1920x1080, and with a variety of games, including Crysis which is very demanding, but also games that are less so such as Batman: Arkham Asylum, Hawx, etc. I certainly want to be able to play as man...
by crypt0r
Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:03 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 120hz monitors and gaming
Replies: 34
Views: 5672

Re: 120hz monitors and gaming

In regards to games not running over 60FPS... Hardware reviews tend to review newest, most demanding games on high resolutions -- 2560x1600 or higher with full graphics options enabled. If you aren't playing the most demanding games and are only playing on 1920x1080 or so, exceeding 60FPS is very po...
by crypt0r
Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 very silent and not even vapor-x ?
Replies: 80
Views: 37335

Re: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 very silent and not even vapor-x

Indeed, the Gigabyte 6850 has an incorrect default fan profile. I just have to wonder about the QA on this thing. I use Trixx, and the problem is solved. For me personally and my current setup, I try my best to not exceed 45% fan speed.
by crypt0r
Sun Nov 14, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 very silent and not even vapor-x ?
Replies: 80
Views: 37335

Re: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 very silent and not even vapor-x

Hi Tima,

Just curious...which GTX 460 did you try that you thought was too loud? Thanks!
by crypt0r
Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 very silent and not even vapor-x ?
Replies: 80
Views: 37335

Re: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 very silent and not even vapor-x

I had to back off my memory overclock to 1040. I was getting strange desktop cursor corruption. I'm not sure if I messed up the thermal pad for the memory while reTIMing or something...lowest report I've seen on the net is 1100.
by crypt0r
Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 very silent and not even vapor-x ?
Replies: 80
Views: 37335

Re: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 very silent and not even vapor-x

Reporting in on a Gigabyte 6850...Overall, I'm very happy with the performance increase and noise decrease compared to my reference 8800GTS 320MB. Trixx vs. MSI's AB: For overclocking purposes, I found that I preferred Trixx. MSI's was not usable for me, as once I set my core speed, it would no long...
by crypt0r
Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:01 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 460 launched today
Replies: 93
Views: 39089

Haha, kater, I know exactly what you mean. I'm rather confused about this card so far. Most of the reviews show that it's as loud or louder than the Cyclone (which is apparently louder than the Gigabyte.) The SPCR users rate the Twin Frozr II as very quiet on other cards, though. Is this because the...
by crypt0r
Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 460 launched today
Replies: 93
Views: 39089

The HAWK is for sale on newegg. $250 + $8 shipping, ouch!
by crypt0r
Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:03 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 460 launched today
Replies: 93
Views: 39089

MSI 460 HAWK spotted:

http://www.h-online.com/priceinsight/eu/a560436.html

780MHz stock core! It seems to have a price premium over the 1GB cyclone, but who knows if that'll translate to prices elsewhere.
by crypt0r
Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 460 launched today
Replies: 93
Views: 39089

I have *heard* that this BIOS allows 0-100% fanspeed. There are also other BIOSs out other this, unless the other sources are the same as this. I haven't used this, so use at your own risk.

http://forums.vr-zone.com/8393667-post121.html
by crypt0r
Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:57 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: OCZ Core series -- Affordable, high-performance SSDs
Replies: 128
Views: 46817

Some other reviews:

http://blog.laptopmag.com/ocz-core-seri ... d-hands-on

http://blog.laptopmag.com/in-depth-with ... w-cost-ssd

There's a question about the Intel chipset possibly causing the slow write problems. I don't know too much about it to comment.
by crypt0r
Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 330W Enough for 8800 GTS 320MB + C2D 2.8GHz ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2185

Michael Sandstrom wrote:SPCR forum members have found the Extreme Power Supply Calculator web site to produce numbers very close to actual Kill-A-Watt or Seasonic Power Angel readings.
Ah, thanks for the tip. The calculator recommends a 344W power supply!
by crypt0r
Sun Apr 27, 2008 3:37 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 330W Enough for 8800 GTS 320MB + C2D 2.8GHz ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2185

Thanks so much! Every time I post here, I receive the most excellent answers. I've heard that if I didn't have enough power that I could destroy my other components or such...but I'm glad that I won't have to worry about that. The 8800GTS 512MB uses less power than the 320MB, I think. It's based on ...
by crypt0r
Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:33 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 330W Enough for 8800 GTS 320MB + C2D 2.8GHz ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2185

330W Enough for 8800 GTS 320MB + C2D 2.8GHz ?

I just ordered an 8800 GTS 320MB. Usually, I find that manufacturers are very generous with their power supply requirements. Nvidia says that a 400W is required. I have a Seasonic S12 330W. Will this be enough? I think the card draws 120W + CPU 65W max + 3 or 4 optical drives + sound card + 4GB RAM?...
by crypt0r
Sun Dec 02, 2007 10:10 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AC Accelero S1 is the BEST cooler for 8800GT / ATI38?0 cards
Replies: 221
Views: 125107

One note on using the S1 (or any other passive cooler for the 8800GT): you need to put memory heatsinks on the various and sundry power ICs as they get really hot otherwise. I happened to go with the HR-03 GT instead of the S1, but I can see how that could and should do a fantastic job with the 880...
by crypt0r
Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:28 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: E6300 Ninja 2.8GHz Overlocking Experience *fixed oc temps*
Replies: 16
Views: 5589

That's a very nice overclock -- 466 fsb!

What is your ambient temperature? You're getting 79C at that voltage/clock with 5v?

I'm getting 77C at what I believe is 12v, and it's winter here... :(
by crypt0r
Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:46 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: E6300 Ninja 2.8GHz Overlocking Experience *fixed oc temps*
Replies: 16
Views: 5589

E6300 Ninja 2.8GHz Overlocking Experience *fixed oc temps*

Update 6300 @ 2.8 GHz: ~40C idle with EIST (2.4 GHz), ~60C orthos load (I'm estimating that the fan speeds are 800-1000 now as opposed to 1000-1200+ previously, so load temperature has improved even more than it appears!) Ambient around 17C cmthomson's suggestion worked, thank you! I have read the ...
by crypt0r
Sat Dec 30, 2006 2:45 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus vs. Yate-Loon
Replies: 5
Views: 2098

Jab sells them in orange. Some people have said that the Nexus fans are more consistent in quality. Take that for whatever it's worth.
by crypt0r
Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:37 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The very best way to mount an exhaust fan, bar none
Replies: 14
Views: 6718

I don't know if you will hear the difference, but you can further decrease turbulence by sanding the 4 plastic motor mounts so they have a cross-section teardrop shape. Also get some shrink tubing and put it around the fan wires and behind a motor mount. Interesting idea...racing bicycles use that ...
by crypt0r
Sun Dec 10, 2006 6:45 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: big or small case for better cooling?
Replies: 12
Views: 3697

I'd add 3. Larger cross-sectional area for whatever air flow channels are developed so less friction and lower air speed for a given flow rate, means less noise and the fans don't have to work as hard. From what I understand, more friction (turbulence) and velocity equals more cooling, which allows...
by crypt0r
Mon Dec 04, 2006 2:24 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet Core 2 Duo, Solo, Ninja, Gigabyte DS3, SilentPipe VGA
Replies: 16
Views: 11732

Thanks for the reply. Everything is much clearer now. I'm beginning to think that other people are just ignoring the contact, since I haven't heard of any issues with it aside from here. Here's a post of a ninja revB/ds3 install without mention of complications: http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.p...
by crypt0r
Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:27 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Orange vs Black? Yate Loon DS12SL
Replies: 11
Views: 3665

Hello, The orange Nexus model and the white & black one, which run at 1000RPM (made by Yate Loon) are quieter than the so-called low speed Yate Loon models of any color, which run at ~1350RPM. The Yate Loon low speeds do come in orange, but black is more common, and there is a clear version with bl...
by crypt0r
Sat Dec 02, 2006 3:48 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Orange vs Black? Yate Loon DS12SL
Replies: 11
Views: 3665

Orange vs Black? Yate Loon DS12SL

In one of the SPCR threads, I read that the orange is quieter than the black. Is this really true? Is it a difference in production quality or specification?

Thanks!
by crypt0r
Sat Dec 02, 2006 3:30 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet Core 2 Duo, Solo, Ninja, Gigabyte DS3, SilentPipe VGA
Replies: 16
Views: 11732

I'm planning to also do a DS3 / Ninja setup.

I have never heard that filing down the Ninja was necessary for this motherboard. Can you please elaborate?

In this thread, viewtopic.php?t=35732, the JohnC stated that no modifications were necessary to the Ninja.
by crypt0r
Sat Jan 28, 2006 5:36 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SilenX - whatever happened, and, repair of !
Replies: 6
Views: 2295

What a coincidence...mine died last night as well. I don't know if the fan died, but my PC just shut off suddenly and would not turn back on. I'm on a loaner PSU right now, so the SilenX is definitely dead. It probably had around 20,000 hours on it.

Not sure which PSU to buy now... :(
by crypt0r
Wed Jul 07, 2004 12:28 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Would you recommend Samsung or Seagate?
Replies: 37
Views: 10929

I have a 200GB Seagate (not sata). The Seagate has a buzzing "mode" that occurs every few minutes. Many others have reported it, too. I suggest a search on SPCR to see what pops up.
by crypt0r
Sun Jun 06, 2004 8:23 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Deep Undervolt/clock PC w/ a 4.7W CPU!
Replies: 33
Views: 40940

OK...left the computer for 2 minutes...came back...read some text...moved the mouse and blue screen of death.

Program isn't too stable on my PC, good luck everyone else, and be careful. Don't work on anything too important if you're testing this program.
by crypt0r
Sun Jun 06, 2004 6:57 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Deep Undervolt/clock PC w/ a 4.7W CPU!
Replies: 33
Views: 40940

I have an A7N8X Deluxe and when I choose the A7N8X deluxe setting I get a repeating error message in a foreign language. I didn't read it too closely, but on the surface it looked German, perhaps. Anyway, I used Nvidia's system utility to change FSB via windows before. It would work for a bit, and t...
by crypt0r
Tue Jun 01, 2004 5:21 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: mounting motherboard upside down
Replies: 8
Views: 2039

You could get USB extension cables or an external hub. It's not a stupid idea. Might be worth a try if your video card is radiating a lot of heat.
by crypt0r
Mon May 31, 2004 1:41 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Arctic VGA Silencer Rev. 2 rough heatsink surface??
Replies: 4
Views: 1910

Thanks for the info. I thought the regular 9600s were passively cooled. I'm not sure what to do now. I'm running with the case open right now, so that should make up for the temperature difference. I may have to lap the heatsink (probably easier to just get a revision 3 or wait for revision 4). I ha...