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by pipperoni
Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:53 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Using thermal adhesive on the CPU?
Replies: 6
Views: 1863

For a really quick and dirty solution, glue will work. Glue is very often used in the industry (though not always on CPUs). I would expect temperatures to go up 5-15ºC from grease. Also, I would strongly suggest some RTV to connect the corners of the heatsink to the motherboard for extra support.
by pipperoni
Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:22 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DG45FC looks promising for HTPC
Replies: 156
Views: 84070

The Seasonic 300W PSU has been very good to me, I have two of them in fact!
by pipperoni
Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:18 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DG45FC looks promising for HTPC
Replies: 156
Views: 84070

...I just want to keep the initial cost as low as possible until I can aquire more funds. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. It usually can't hurt too much to just try it out. If you get any problems, it will probably be in the form of system instability (ie OS won't install without crashing)...
by pipperoni
Tue Oct 28, 2008 5:37 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: mini-itx 780G board
Replies: 128
Views: 72772

Spare Tire wrote:Quite useless to be plugging that powerful dual slot GPU to the 4x pcie
While you pick on the PCIe slot, I think its more curious that the mega heatsink more or less negates the value of the tiny motherboard! I did think the heatsink in the goldfish bowl was really cute though.
:D
by pipperoni
Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: mini-itx 780G board
Replies: 128
Views: 72772

Anyone pick up this cute little motherboard? I am interested in it and I was wondering if there is any experience on SPCR with it. Does undervolting in BIOS work, can it underclock as well? Any whine or buzzing? Thanks!
:D
by pipperoni
Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:12 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: mini-itx with both PCI and PCI-e?
Replies: 9
Views: 3469

Oops! I misread your original post! Somehow I thought you were asking for dual PCIe.
by pipperoni
Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: mini-itx with both PCI and PCI-e?
Replies: 9
Views: 3469

If you check the MSI mini-ITX boards, you'll noticed that a few have a 2nd slot beside the first one. The second slot is not usable in any standard ATX form factor case but works if you have a bunch of riser cards going somewhere. The only other board make I've known that does that is Kontron (which...
by pipperoni
Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:44 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DG45FC looks promising for HTPC
Replies: 156
Views: 84070

Master One wrote:I mean, I have not seen any PCI Express* x1 riser-cards yet
This place has had a good selection of PCIe risers for a couple of years now... I like them because they don't mind single orders and the odd custom part, I got them to make me a PCIe x1 to x16 right angle connector ribbon riser.
:)
by pipperoni
Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: FULL COPPER TRUE!
Replies: 12
Views: 3598

Why bother with silver... go althe way to the gold ^^ Just slap a gold bar with grazy clue on your CPU... If we're talking about thermal conductivity, silver is actually better than gold, in fact copper is also better than gold. Of course this is all trumped by diamond which is something like 6 tim...
by pipperoni
Mon May 12, 2008 5:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Moon-Shine of Gasoline....
Replies: 60
Views: 12664

Re: The Moon-Shine of Gasoline....

Bluefront wrote:...attitudes might/should change....
Completely true!

However I think overall it would be cheaper and more effective to just go to the electric car. I think ethanol production on the scale of fueling North America's great automobile will always be a pipe dream.
by pipperoni
Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gasoline from wood
Replies: 14
Views: 2787

andyb wrote: The main question is going to be how much energy does it take to produce.?
I think the real question is how much gasoline do you get per timber? Where is all this timber going to come from? Timber would probably be the most impractical commodity you could use...
by pipperoni
Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:13 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 17mmx120mm Yate Loon
Replies: 2
Views: 1925

I love it, the modding never ends. I did the same thing to a 92x25mm Nexus to make it fit right between my HR-03 and my Ninja (mATX case and mobo is slightly cramped!).

:D
by pipperoni
Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:56 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: TV censorship is getting ridiculous [Yeah, its another rant]
Replies: 27
Views: 5330

I am constantly astonished that in the media it is acceptable to show incredible violence and people behaving horribly towards one another, but flash a tit or utter some lame expletive and it's considered offensive and must be censored. What kind of world are we creating? I think it comes down to w...
by pipperoni
Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:03 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: mini itx psu's
Replies: 2
Views: 1239

Either will work if you have the right type of DC-DC power supply. The LinITX site you referenced has them under "Power Supply Boards", make sure you get a compatible output voltage on the AC-DC with the input voltage on the DC-DC. A lot of the DC-DC power supplies tend to be 12V in, but there are a...
by pipperoni
Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:04 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bill Cosby explains the orange jump-suit.
Replies: 67
Views: 11201

I think you guys are starting to miss Mr. Cosby's point. It is not about how you raise your children, beating or no beating, but that you DO raise your children. My mother put me through a lot of things such as sports, music lessons, language lessons, etc when I was a kid to keep me busy and help me...
by pipperoni
Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: My rant on a freakin' nitwit...
Replies: 12
Views: 3357

I think the Drudge Report is on the level of pure evil self interest, just as any good corporation should be. I had never really heard of Drudge until this Harry in Afganistan story, but now I have and if I were so curious, I would go visit Drudge to see what they are about and pass my own judgement...
by pipperoni
Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:03 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Graphene has >10x better conductivity than copper
Replies: 12
Views: 4907

Felger Carbon wrote:The Cooljag Falcon 92-cu already has .02" thick fins. Which bend really easily. Thinner, and you get lotsa cuts and lotsa lawsuits. Thin does not always win! (signed FC, poet laurentide)
I'm secretly waiting for a heatsink that can double as a french fry maker.
:mrgreen:
by pipperoni
Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Dell DA-2 Power Brick Help
Replies: 52
Views: 42279

It sounds like you are tripping a current switch in the AC-DC brick. I had an issue similar to that and one of the solutions I had thought of but never tried was putting a big 12V rechargeable battery in line with the AC-DC brick. A giant capacity might also work. Or neither solution will work.
by pipperoni
Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Graphene has >10x better conductivity than copper
Replies: 12
Views: 4907

In SPCR terms, I think the benefits would be more subtle and come in the form of thinner fins (thus presenting less air resistance) and less need for heatpipes to distribute heat evenly across the cooling surface area. It would be neat to have a thermal super conductor, then you could do some silly ...
by pipperoni
Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The theory behind fanless systems?
Replies: 41
Views: 16760

I had a go at a completely fanless system. It is a lot of work to say the least and is very challenging to get enough surface area for any serious cooling. Here is a picture of my project, for a heatsink about 16" square with fins about 1" tall, I could only effectively cool a 100W system. The heats...
by pipperoni
Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 2-PCI low cost mini ITX?
Replies: 1
Views: 1240

There is a generic 2 PCI riser like this one . I've used it on an AMD Shuttle motherboard and it worked fine (the only thing is I think if you only have one card it has to be in the top slot or something...). The VIA 2 PCI riser is VIA specific, but the generic one should work on the Intel Mini-ITX ...
by pipperoni
Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:51 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: [Clarified] picoPSU's and bricks - Clarification
Replies: 9
Views: 3186

But that efficiency you are losing in dropping the 20V to 12V is gained in the brick making the brick more efficient and less bulky... its always a trade off somewhere!
by pipperoni
Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:03 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: [Clarified] picoPSU's and bricks - Clarification
Replies: 9
Views: 3186

The beauty of the variable input Pico PSUs is that you can use a lot of laptop AC-DC bricks which tend to come in 14V to 20V ranges and can be had for very cheap.
by pipperoni
Thu Jan 10, 2008 6:28 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How to control VF-700 /w HD 3870? (3-pin vs 4-pin)
Replies: 3
Views: 2364

The ATI connector is the same as the Intel 4 pin PWM connector, I know because I have my 92mm NEXUS fan hooked up to the same type of video card with an HR-03. The fan will run at full speed though as there is no automatic control without a 4 wire fan. I put a resistor in the power line, but ideally...
by pipperoni
Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: My system whined: you will never guess why
Replies: 15
Views: 7608

I retired a 5 port 100MBs network switch after a year of service because one of the ports had a stroke... the port would sing (well, a loud tone) and if there was any ethernet activity the tone would fluctuate between a couple different pitches.
by pipperoni
Thu Jan 03, 2008 7:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Threads get always locked...
Replies: 97
Views: 16290

One thing I have found reading and posting on various forums over the years, people who make contributions are rarely sold by another posters arguments, most of the time posters are trying to get something off of their chest. That said, I do appreciate reading arguments from both sides even if I hav...
by pipperoni
Thu Jan 03, 2008 6:56 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Anyone tried a 3870 with a passive HR-03 yet?
Replies: 40
Views: 11656

I briefly ran an HR-03 on a 3870 passive. It idles at about 50ºC, but loading with Crysis sent it into the 90s after a few minutes, I imagine it would break 100. This is all in an Antec NSK3400 with a C2D 3GHz with a Ninja and a Nexus 120mm exhaust. In the end I put on a 92mm Nexus fan (had to sand...
by pipperoni
Wed Jan 02, 2008 8:17 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: AOpen i945GTt-VFA mini-ITX - $102 shipped
Replies: 5
Views: 3078

This is a great deal! Too bad a CPU is still going to run you another $200 at least unless you go Celery. While this was probably some liquidation, I hope it is a sign of things to come. Hopefully Intel's Little Valley boards will increase the Mini-ITX installation base, and with more quantities we ...
by pipperoni
Mon Dec 17, 2007 6:30 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Madshrimps reviews CPU grease (TIM)
Replies: 24
Views: 27748

Wish MS had tested this method too : carefully spread TIM all over the IHS, lightly draw a razor blade across the surface of the IHS to scrap off the excess TIM; repeat this procedure on the base of the heat sink. What you want is the thinnest and most evenly spread layer of TIM. You don't really w...
by pipperoni
Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:14 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 4-pin GPU Fan Connector & 12V PWM Fans?
Replies: 3
Views: 2649

I can confirm that the ATI 38x0 cards have the same fan connector scheme (4 pin connector, just make sure you know which end is ground). My ATI card has a tiny little 2mm pitch fan header, but I found an old CD-ROM audio cable with the same mating connector so I cut that off and made an adapter out ...