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by rbsteffes
Thu Mar 30, 2006 9:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC - Silverstone LASCALA SST-LC13-B
Replies: 3
Views: 1736

Your mobo fits the case much better than mine! I had to cut half the 3.5 in bay off because the power socket for the motherboard was right under it, and the plug was too big to fit!
by rbsteffes
Thu Mar 30, 2006 1:02 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: cooling HDDs? How much is necessary? How to monitor
Replies: 11
Views: 2641

Should be fine.
by rbsteffes
Thu Mar 30, 2006 12:33 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: cooling HDDs? How much is necessary? How to monitor
Replies: 11
Views: 2641

If your drives have SMART sensors, SpeedFan will read em. There's also Motherboard Monitor. (smartd for Linux). *Edit* And in answer to your other questions, I've never really seen a satisfactory answer to it. It's all a voodoo electrical engineer cocktail of recommendation and safe levels and poten...
by rbsteffes
Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:25 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR back in top 20
Replies: 19
Views: 9603

Spring came?


I can only heat my house with CPU cycles so efficiently...
by rbsteffes
Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC - Silverstone LASCALA SST-LC13-B
Replies: 3
Views: 1736

HTPC - Silverstone LASCALA SST-LC13-B

SILVERSTONE LASCALA SST-LC13-B Black I got one of these for Christmas, and while I love how it looks, the inside has been way more trouble than I had anticipated. The overall airflow inside the case is just bad, due largely to the videocard stopping just short of the drive bays. I've got a AMD Athl...
by rbsteffes
Thu Jul 28, 2005 5:22 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC - Looks finally matter
Replies: 11
Views: 4158

Ah interesting, that blew right by me. Hmmmm...
by rbsteffes
Thu Jul 28, 2005 5:03 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC - Looks finally matter
Replies: 11
Views: 4158

The case looks very pretty, but I need to be able to use full size PCI cards in it.
by rbsteffes
Tue Jul 26, 2005 11:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC - Looks finally matter
Replies: 11
Views: 4158

Hmm that's a good point, I need to measure that space.
by rbsteffes
Tue Jul 26, 2005 11:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC - Looks finally matter
Replies: 11
Views: 4158

HTPC - Looks finally matter

My wife and I are finally moving out of our apartment into a beautiful house. Me, being the caring and sensitive man I am, instantly realized what this means: My old mythtv machine is far too ugly to go in our new house. It's currently housed in an old generic case that has been floating around with...
by rbsteffes
Tue May 31, 2005 7:35 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman's Massive Heatsink
Replies: 1
Views: 963

Zalman's Massive Heatsink

<i>Mirrored image shamelessly swiped from slashdot</i>

How would you go about silencing this:

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Edit: Bah to demonstrate further how unfunny I am, I hit the wrong stinking forum. Any mod mind moving?
by rbsteffes
Wed Jan 19, 2005 10:41 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Will the CNPS7000B-ALCU fit in my A7N8X?
Replies: 7
Views: 3696

I don't recall off the top of my head the difference between a 7000A and 7000B, but I've got an A7N8X with an CNPS-7000A-Cu and it fits just fine, unless you know of any oddities with your PSU placement.
by rbsteffes
Tue Oct 12, 2004 2:22 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Burned out PSU x2
Replies: 10
Views: 2301

Appreciate the concern Mike. Ultimately though, the solution I went with played as much into psychology as physics. I bought the Antec Ralf had listed in the Dealer/Surplus post, which may be able to handle the problem itself. The USB is as much for peace of mind as it is likely to help anything. My...
by rbsteffes
Tue Oct 12, 2004 10:25 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Burned out PSU x2
Replies: 10
Views: 2301

Hate sounding so dense

Thanks for the help. The feature I'm looking for, for the benefit of others stumbling through this thread, is "AVR".

The model I'm looking at now is the "Belkin Office Series 550VA UPS Part # F6C550-AVR" unless anyone has any strong feelings or good advice in another direction.
by rbsteffes
Tue Oct 12, 2004 9:47 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Burned out PSU x2
Replies: 10
Views: 2301

I'm guessing that's the problem. I need to keep the combined total as close to $100 bucks as I can. I'm browsing the UPS listed on newegg as a point of reference. The numbers I need to look for are models that have a greater tolerance for input variance? Say something like a: BELKIN Office Series 55...
by rbsteffes
Tue Oct 12, 2004 7:59 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Burned out PSU x2
Replies: 10
Views: 2301

Burned out PSU x2

My little sister at college has managed to kill two PSU's in under a year. She's in an old dorm with unknown wiring, but she swears she had them both plugged into a surge protector. Both PSU's were generic brands (I didn't see either of them) put in by a computer shop. Last time she had to replace t...
by rbsteffes
Tue Oct 12, 2004 5:00 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time to upgrade and am looking for advice
Replies: 21
Views: 6783

Do AMD64s still command an early-adopter premium? Not a huge one, if you're upgrading anyway. It really depends on what you compare to. That's part of the motivation of AMD64, you'll likely be glad you got it in the long run. AMD64 compare favorably both price and performance wise to P4s. Couple of...
by rbsteffes
Mon Oct 11, 2004 4:11 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Sempron and Folding ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2739

Snide remark: Sempron's are the new Duron and Celeron. Big companies will buy them because saving $10 per chip adds up. Why would YOU want one? There is a significant performance hit to use a Sempron, which your daughter may or may not care about, but folding will sure notice. Don't confuse the giga...
by rbsteffes
Mon Oct 11, 2004 11:19 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time to upgrade and am looking for advice
Replies: 21
Views: 6783

From the hour of so's reading I've done on the board, I see that a lot of you are going for 64-bit processors. Is there a particular reason for this? What are the advantages of 64-bit processors? Do they run cooler? Would they offer more performance for CPU-intensive tasks, such as audio editing? S...
by rbsteffes
Mon Oct 11, 2004 11:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Who is getting your vote in the presidential election?
Replies: 13
Views: 7015

As a side note, your vote is certainly not wasted if you vote for an independent for 2 reasons. 1) Both main parties desporately want your vote. You think Kerry really gives a crap about *Picking random, easily demonstrated example* organic growing methods? He clearly hasn't cared enough to get his ...
by rbsteffes
Mon Oct 11, 2004 9:13 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: EMERGENCY !!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 3022

Forget macrumors

Where the heck did p2p-community come from?

They are going like a rocket.
by rbsteffes
Sat Oct 09, 2004 2:25 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GeForce Ti4200 -- Does it NEED the fan in 2D mode?
Replies: 4
Views: 1990

GeForce Ti4200 -- Does it NEED the fan in 2D mode?

First thing I should admit is I have no idea how to actually measure the GPU temps since I don't have a temperature probe and don't have any spare cash to get one. I've got a GeForce Ti4200 running in my MythTV front end and I was wondering if it really got hot enough to need the fan on it, and whet...
by rbsteffes
Fri Oct 08, 2004 11:22 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Aerocool HT-101.....fake copper?
Replies: 17
Views: 5502

Hmmm how do you feel about dunking your HS in water?

Anyone good with physics want to calculate the displacement?
by rbsteffes
Fri Oct 08, 2004 6:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Not entirely a "silence" question
Replies: 4
Views: 2236

Thanks for the feedback. I'm highly paranoid about CPU temperatures, mostly because I can't afford to replace anything I destroy. I adjusted the config file to fix the +3v number, and I'm just ignoring the -5 and the -12 because I'm guessing they aren't reporting valid numbers and probably don't mat...
by rbsteffes
Thu Oct 07, 2004 10:12 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Correcting CPU diode temp reporting inaccuracies
Replies: 63
Views: 44897

If you want it

Quick and dirty with little error checking <script type="text/javascript"> function calc() { var HS = parseFloat( document.CPU_calibrate_calc.HS.value); var LS = parseFloat( document.CPU_calibrate_calc.LS.value); var HT = parseFloat(document.CPU_calibrate_calc.HT.value); var LT = parseFloat(document...
by rbsteffes
Thu Oct 07, 2004 6:40 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Not entirely a "silence" question
Replies: 4
Views: 2236

Not entirely a "silence" question

Ok I just got my new CPU in the mail so I eagerly put everything together last night and ran into some...oddness. System: AMD mobile 2400+ (Stock HS from an old retail package put on with radioshack white thermal compound) SOLTEK 75MIV2-L SOCKETA mATX 512 MB Mushkin RAM Seagate ST3200822A Old PSU So...
by rbsteffes
Wed Oct 06, 2004 12:09 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: EMERGENCY !!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 3022

It's pretty sad that I hit the top producers list!


On a side note, my new CPU arrived today!

Hmm cool quiet HPTC box.... folding points.... quiet MythTV....folding points


Argh! The pressure!
by rbsteffes
Wed Oct 06, 2004 6:20 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Logo for SPCR?
Replies: 90
Views: 30795

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Good old fashion propaganda?
by rbsteffes
Wed Oct 06, 2004 5:48 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Spinpoint drives from overclockers.co.uk
Replies: 12
Views: 3819

luminous - Reseller Ratings is pretty good too.

http://www.resellerratings.com/seller1714.html
by rbsteffes
Tue Oct 05, 2004 9:53 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: One-Fan Computer. It's complete and cool/quiet!
Replies: 53
Views: 30206

Out of curiousity, how's it look from the outside top?
by rbsteffes
Mon Oct 04, 2004 9:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: UPDATED WITH PICS! I have 4 Exhaust Fans and Suction! Help!
Replies: 11
Views: 3529

Is there a decent place to cut an intake in the bottom of your case?