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by Shining Arcanine
Mon May 10, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building a media center server - system will not POST
Replies: 4
Views: 1115

You had a collection of parts that didn't work right. You changed one of the parts and it still doesn't work right, so assume that the part you changed wasn't the bad part to begin with. The computer would never booted into the BIOS if the PS or CPU had hard faults. RAM is usually the hardware culp...
by Shining Arcanine
Mon May 10, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building a media center server - system will not POST
Replies: 4
Views: 1115

Building a media center server - system will not POST

This is a long story. I am not very good at summarizing things, so please excuse its length. I am in the process of moving my house from Windows to Linux. Unfortunately, at this time, my desktop is acting as a media center PC for my entire house and my homes' use of Windows Media Center is something...
by Shining Arcanine
Sun May 25, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Choosing a new PSU
Replies: 5
Views: 2359

I purchased a 425Watt Modu 82+ and installed it today. Everything seems to be working so far. I will post an update later confirming whether or not my computer suddenly restarted again.
by Shining Arcanine
Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Experiences- Enermax Modu/Pro82+ 425W/525W? Are they silent?
Replies: 45
Views: 25585

My first reaction reading this thread is how could the number 1 rated PSU have such a varied response from owners? If it is so quiet, and I believe it was said to be quietest of all time, why are some complaining about noise? Here I am with my "old" Seasonic S12-600 and don't hear it making any noi...
by Shining Arcanine
Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Choosing a new PSU
Replies: 5
Views: 2359

Choosing a new PSU

I have a Fortron-Source Zen fanless 300W. My cousin has come over many times over the past month and played on my computer without a problem, but two saturdays ago, I was playing Age of Empires III and my computer stopped functioning. It entered a cycle of attempted reboots, which all failed, with t...
by Shining Arcanine
Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:00 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: My Antec P150 suspension rings broke
Replies: 4
Views: 1717

Okay, I sent Antec an email via their online form. Hopefully, they are still sending out replacements. Update: I received an email from Antec. Their customer support agent says that they can send me the upgraded elastic bands and asked for a shipping address. I replied with my address and I hope to ...
by Shining Arcanine
Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:30 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: My Antec P150 suspension rings broke
Replies: 4
Views: 1717

I seem to have made an error. My case is the P150, not the P160. Sorry about that.

Anyway, are the replacement rings from Antec the same or have they changed from what they originally shipped?
by Shining Arcanine
Tue Jan 01, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: My Antec P150 suspension rings broke
Replies: 4
Views: 1717

My Antec P150 suspension rings broke

I opened my computer to replace a replacement Antec Phantom 500 (which Antec sent me to replace an Antec Phantom 350 that died under warranty) with a Fortron FSP 300 PSU today. It was a long overdue replacement, as my media center PC became very noisy about six months ago when I did the replacement,...
by Shining Arcanine
Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:46 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon hd3850 (105w)
Replies: 79
Views: 36372

Ugh... 100W is a LOT. No 3850 for me, then :( And that's already wattage that requires a HR-03+ and a fan, or heavy ducting. What else would you use? I don't know of any gaming card that comes near in terms of performance that isn't 150 W... A GeForce 7950 GT is not a bad card and it uses very litt...
by Shining Arcanine
Fri Jul 13, 2007 8:18 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: My Antec Phantom 350 died
Replies: 5
Views: 2184

I just installed the PSU. My PC still does not work, so I am assuming that the motherboard died at some point in time. Anyway, I do not remember what the temperatures were, but they were all fairly good, with the exception of the northbridge, which stayed at 55 degrees Celsius constantly because of ...
by Shining Arcanine
Fri Jul 13, 2007 4:15 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: My Antec Phantom 350 died
Replies: 5
Views: 2184

My Antec Phantom 350 died

I brought it on April 16, 2005. It died on June 2, 2007. I received a replacement PSU today. I presume that Antec thinks that my Phantom 350 died as a result of heat, as they sent me an Antec Phantom 500, which has a fan. My PC has the following specifications: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Processor (XP-9...
by Shining Arcanine
Wed Apr 11, 2007 3:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Freaking global warming!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 9891

Here's to our brave Canadian Neighbors who appear to be reversing the Global Warming trends Just as a PS, global warming doesn't rule out local cooling, for ex. in Antarctica. If it is global warming, then there is no "local cooling" (the phrase should be "regional cooling"). The only way that regi...
by Shining Arcanine
Fri Dec 22, 2006 7:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is the death penalty unconstitutional?
Replies: 35
Views: 14036

Many people were sentenced to death (by either hanging them or shooting them) in the 18th century and the founding fathers never complained. If they could condone it, then I do not see why we should complain. Although, come to think of it, I think an injection would be a lousy way to go; if it were ...
by Shining Arcanine
Sat Nov 25, 2006 10:56 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: NAS Questions
Replies: 0
Views: 1392

NAS Questions

I have been thinking of getting Network Attached Storage to expand my Media Center Edition PC's storage capacity without increasing its noise level for quite some time. The biggest problem with NAS is that I am a student, and NAS is expensive. Recently, I had the of using hard drives that I do not u...
by Shining Arcanine
Tue Nov 21, 2006 3:20 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: OCZ GameXStream more energy efficient than OCZ Powerstream
Replies: 4
Views: 2750

OCZ GameXStream more energy efficient than OCZ Powerstream

http://techreport.com/onearticle.x/11302 The Tech Report has some numbers at the bottom of that page on the power consumption of a system with the OCZ Powerstream 520 Watt PSU and of the same system with an OCZ GameXStream 700 Watt PSU. Apparently, the GameXStream is more energy efficient at both lo...
by Shining Arcanine
Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wealth Distribution of US
Replies: 152
Views: 83780

I would define an illness as the state of being unwell, but being a student, I have yet to come across an exact scientific definition, despite its widespread usage. Some scientist also believe that religious tendencies are one form of mental illness, where the subject refuses to evaluate existing e...
by Shining Arcanine
Mon Nov 20, 2006 7:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wealth Distribution of US
Replies: 152
Views: 83780

I would define an illness as the state of being unwell, but being a student, I have yet to come across an exact scientific definition, despite its widespread usage.
by Shining Arcanine
Mon Nov 20, 2006 1:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wealth Distribution of US
Replies: 152
Views: 83780

Homosexuals already have the right to marry the opposite gender, and like heterosexuals, homosexuals are barred from marrying the same gender. If homosexuals gained the right to marry their own gender, then heterosexuals would lack the right to marry their own gender, and if both heterosexuals and ...
by Shining Arcanine
Mon Nov 20, 2006 9:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wealth Distribution of US
Replies: 152
Views: 83780

homosexual rights is at the expense of the traditional family unit which is ideal for raising children. I cant see why homosexual rights are at odds to the traditional family unit? I am not homosexual, so therefore any rights that a homosexual has has no bearing on my own rights, I feel that everyo...
by Shining Arcanine
Fri Nov 17, 2006 8:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wealth Distribution of US
Replies: 152
Views: 83780

They can bribe and lobby politicians for starters. Barring everything else, I think that alludes to the real problem in society, which is that people lack integrity, and thus they can be bribed. Can we agree on that? I reject the notion that nature intends anything. Stuff happens accidentally all t...
by Shining Arcanine
Sun Nov 12, 2006 7:46 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Xeon Quad Core on socket 775 seems more efficient than C2Q.
Replies: 8
Views: 3136

From what I have been reading, Intel lowered the operating voltages on their Quad Core Xeons in comparison to their Quad Core 2 processors, so the 1.150 voltage is probably accurate. The new revision probably explains how it can operate at such a high clock speed at such a low voltage. 4Ghz at 1.15...
by Shining Arcanine
Sun Nov 12, 2006 4:00 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Xeon Quad Core on socket 775 seems more efficient than C2Q.
Replies: 8
Views: 3136

From what I have been reading, Intel lowered the operating voltages on their Quad Core Xeons in comparison to their Quad Core 2 processors, so the 1.150 voltage is probably accurate. The new revision probably explains how it can operate at such a high clock speed at such a low voltage.
by Shining Arcanine
Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wealth Distribution of US
Replies: 152
Views: 83780

The main reason China and India have such robust economy growth is because they have so many well educated people finding higher paying jobs Actually the reason China is doing so well is because they have a distorted currency and millions of uneducated peasants who will work for peanuts. They have ...
by Shining Arcanine
Sat Nov 11, 2006 9:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wealth Distribution of US
Replies: 152
Views: 83780

The idea that a soul is created the moment a child would be conceived is another. Unsubstantiated rubbish. If God is so great, why should he stick to this rule that souls are always created? If this was so bad, wouldn't he use his infinite knowledge to ensure that souls are only created when the ch...
by Shining Arcanine
Fri Nov 10, 2006 11:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wealth Distribution of US
Replies: 152
Views: 83780

From the other thread, Teaching them in the right manner will, sure. But today's sex ed tells students it's normal to have sex and also that being gay is normal. It ought to tell them that it is ideal not to have sex until married as well as the obvious that being gay is not normal. Why is it ideal...
by Shining Arcanine
Fri Nov 10, 2006 2:07 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: C2D and motherboards for number crunching?
Replies: 28
Views: 13841

A target price range probably would help, but since you are talking about buying an E6600 or E6700 and then upgrading to Quad Core after that, my recommendation is pretty much any matched pair of memory from Corsair's XMS2 Dominator series; here is the one that is currently the cheapest: http://www....
by Shining Arcanine
Fri Nov 10, 2006 9:00 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: C2D and motherboards for number crunching?
Replies: 28
Views: 13841

While Quad Core sounds great on paper, it's going to COST you a kidney on release. You may need to sell any children you have too to raise the money. "Cheaper" Quad CPU's probably won't be on the market until mid-2007. So if you really want cycles, i'd go with roystarman's suggestion: buy an E6600 ...
by Shining Arcanine
Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:13 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Speculation: GPU in a CPU-like socket?
Replies: 20
Views: 9168

RAM is way too slow for them, GPU would still need local big fast memory, which would mean either big die size (embedded memory) or making it card on socket (taking lot of space from motherboard) Or then it would be like in consoles, meaning small (putting fast enough memory in amounts like 2GB wou...
by Shining Arcanine
Thu Sep 28, 2006 3:27 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Google to push for more electrical efficiency in PCs
Replies: 6
Views: 3760

Call me the odd man out, but Google needs to go back to doing what it does well - operating a search engine. It's getting altogether too intrusive for my tastes. And yes I'm in a lousy mood at the moment. They developed this single rail power supply system to power the servers that run their search...
by Shining Arcanine
Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:30 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Google to push for more electrical efficiency in PCs
Replies: 6
Views: 3760

Google says that each PSU actually has four different PSUs in it. To be quite honest, they are wrong, you only need three, one to convert 120 Volt AC power into 12 Volt DC power and two to convert some of the 12 Volt DC power to 3.3 Volt DC power and 5 Volt DC power, which both have very small loads...