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by yeha
Fri Apr 01, 2005 6:35 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Which browser do you usually use?
Replies: 26
Views: 14711

although opera is noticeably faster at rendering many of the pages i frequent (ocforums.com is brutal when opening 4 or so forums simultaneously), i can't live without firefox's extensions. my dream browser would be gecko with a polished native win32 frontend (k-meleon is on its way..), one-thread-p...
by yeha
Fri Apr 01, 2005 11:50 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which 300G Drive?
Replies: 7
Views: 2529

as i don't own any drive larger than my sp1614n, all i can go on are vibes from the forum. maxtor or (very recent!) western digital models (320gb) seem like your best bet for those capacities, as seagate and hitachi don't seem to be faring too well. i'd personally go with a 250gb maxtor 6b250s0, as ...
by yeha
Fri Apr 01, 2005 11:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AMD to enter the GPU market! -- according to Hexus
Replies: 2
Views: 1099

and in another shock to the cpu world, an unknown russian outfit has made a cpu compatible with both amd and intel motherboards, with dual-cores, 64-bit compatibility and more!

this is an exciting day in the industry!
by yeha
Fri Apr 01, 2005 1:57 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Micro-ATX Board for Socket 939 with Cool'nQuiet?
Replies: 4
Views: 4301

i think you're after the msi rs480m2, however keep in mind that there are no voltage controls in bios, so it's windows-only for that. from what i've read speedfan can control all the fan headers. tibors has been enjoying his from what i recall, just do a forum search for rs480m2 and you should see s...
by yeha
Thu Mar 31, 2005 10:33 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Remember TEKGEMS
Replies: 8
Views: 2037

i wish him the best of luck finding them - yate loon is not a fun company to get in touch with. keep in mind that if he does order some direct, they won't be here for at least 3 months (container ship from taiwan).
by yeha
Thu Mar 31, 2005 8:02 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan Filters: Screen vs. Foam
Replies: 14
Views: 2941

if i was going to filter my fan openings i'd do my best to use the looks-like-tangled-plastic-spiderweb air conditioner filter material you can get from lowes or walmart for $2. it's designed specifically to catch dust and not impede airflow, my guess is it'd be pretty good at it.
by yeha
Thu Mar 31, 2005 5:48 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: fan control & undervolting for socket 939
Replies: 6
Views: 5058

i'm replying here because i feel this post belongs more in this section than fans & control. you might want to delete your other post about this. i don't think the problem here is new boards purposely dropping speedfan support, but different (newer, better, etc.) controller chips being used that spe...
by yeha
Thu Mar 31, 2005 4:48 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Silent DX9 card with proper macrovision support
Replies: 5
Views: 2126

i haven't used tv out for a looong time, but have you tried giving tvtool a go? or tvcc? see here for some links. i know i used to use tvcc on my old geforce2 mx, much better than the driver's crappy tv out options.
by yeha
Thu Mar 31, 2005 3:10 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Wicked Interesting Fan!
Replies: 21
Views: 5265

well the sample offer's still open for you, or anyone with some good 120mm fans to compare them against for that matter :) all i have is a yate loon d12sm-12 that i can hear motor noises coming from (not very loud, but still there all the same) so i don't know if it's the best to do a comparison wit...
by yeha
Thu Mar 31, 2005 1:57 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Wicked Interesting Fan!
Replies: 21
Views: 5265

Re: cool fan

Delta doesn't have any sleeve bearing models. To see most of the delta models go to www.sidewindercomputers.com. If you look at the coolermaster aluminum 120 it clearly says bisonic, it doesn't say delta so apparently coolermaster sources fans from a lot of manufacturers. - FG au contraire - the as...
by yeha
Thu Mar 31, 2005 12:37 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Wicked Interesting Fan!
Replies: 21
Views: 5265

i doubt the nexus fans are 24v stock.. their frame mimics the 1200-rpm model, and their undervolting performance mimics the 1200-rpm's, just with the voltage tweaked a bit. that is, the nexus always acts like a stock d12sl that's having 2 or so volts chopped off the input by a resistor somewhere - t...
by yeha
Thu Mar 31, 2005 12:15 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Wicked Interesting Fan!
Replies: 21
Views: 5265

most of coolermaster's other low-rpm fans are 24v ones downvolted (yes, i actually checked the delta spec sheets), however i can't find any 120mm delta fan, 12v or 24v, with 0.05a as its stock current. maybe they just changed it for something to do.. anyway i'm sure coolermaster's entire line is mad...
by yeha
Thu Mar 31, 2005 11:00 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Wicked Interesting Fan!
Replies: 21
Views: 5265

coolermaster has a range of 'interesting' fans floating around, i believe they're all made by delta given the 3-blade 'modder' fans are definitely deltas, and their mention of superflo bearings seals it. i've got a few 80mm/120mm coolermasters coming in the mail soon, hopefully they live up to the s...
by yeha
Thu Mar 31, 2005 10:44 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Yate Loon D12SM-12 won't spin with Zalman ZM-MFC1
Replies: 4
Views: 1395

i would make one myself - get a fan you don't care about and cut the wire off. strip about half an inch of plastic from the end of the wires (making one wire an inch shorter than the other is a good idea too), do the same with the wires coming from the yate loon, twist the bare wires together (match...
by yeha
Wed Mar 30, 2005 8:44 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 770
Replies: 16
Views: 3342

huh that's interesting, a wider product range than pccooler.cn, perhaps they're the real culprits? their chipset and vga coolers follow the party line of ripping off zalman, however they're nowhere to be found on pccooler's site.
by yeha
Wed Mar 30, 2005 7:57 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need advise on extremely quiet solutions
Replies: 9
Views: 2496

just thought i'd throw this out there - what about the mac mini? very small, stylish, seems pretty quiet (might want to isolate the hard drive somehow), and comes with some great software. apart from that your requirements could be filled by a p3-500 or even lower, you just need to find the right ca...
by yeha
Mon Mar 28, 2005 9:29 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 80x15 mm fans?
Replies: 29
Views: 10461

well digikey has the panaflo 80x15 l1a for $10 - fba08t12l linkage.

or if $10 isn't enough to pay, these guys will gladly sell you a refurbished (yes, refurbished) fba08t12l for only $105!
by yeha
Mon Mar 28, 2005 9:07 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Market interest in 2.5" internal enclosure kit?
Replies: 11
Views: 2668

there's definitely demand, the trick will be keeping your up-front costs low enough so that it won't matter if you get bored with it or can't market it to large numbers of people. also, start your pricing high and lower it for sales - it's much harder to start low and ramp prices up later. just don'...
by yeha
Sun Mar 27, 2005 11:29 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: winchester leakage at high frequencies - any tests?
Replies: 4
Views: 1262

oh i've seen pretty much every test detailing power consumption of winchester chips :) for whatever reason though, no one's ever taken measurements above 2.2 ghz and made them public. i'm just so worn out with hearing about increased leakage at high frequencies that i'm dying to see an actual test. ...
by yeha
Sat Mar 26, 2005 10:01 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: winchester leakage at high frequencies - any tests?
Replies: 4
Views: 1262

well the multiplier isn't as fine-grained as we'd like it to be - full steps at 300 htt will lower the frequency by 300 mhz, and half-multipliers cause a big change in memory speed (memory divider is rounded up when half-multipliers are used, which will impact figures). that said, i'd love to see an...
by yeha
Sat Mar 26, 2005 3:20 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: winchester leakage at high frequencies - any tests?
Replies: 4
Views: 1262

winchester leakage at high frequencies - any tests?

i've read many times about winchester cores leaking more with higher frequencies. in other words, leakage as a percentage of total power increases above 2.2 ghz or so. i don't remember ever seeing wattmeter tests that confirmed this, so i'm wondering if anyone could volunteer their system's power dr...
by yeha
Sat Mar 26, 2005 2:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: quieting down the KN1 (and more questions)
Replies: 7
Views: 2366

that rear fan is for cooling the mosfets - you'd probably do a better job if you removed their bulky mechanism and let the airflow from the cpu heatsink do the job. unless you're drawing 70+ watts for the cpu, the mosfets won't need active cooling anyway. better yet, don't use a cpu fan at all, but ...
by yeha
Thu Mar 24, 2005 5:40 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: any ideas for aluminum hard drive sinks?
Replies: 10
Views: 2832

well here are some updated pics, they're a bit easier on the eye. it was changed to vertical fin orientation to aid airflow, and the little ridges you see are lines that holes will be drilled along - either for hd mounting (along the base) or threading with suspension material (on the outer fins). a...
by yeha
Thu Mar 24, 2005 9:55 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Power consumtion of AMD's rev E core measured!
Replies: 5
Views: 1619

and once again, amd's tdp specifications are proven inaccurate and completely confusing. why-oh-why did they give the 252 a different tdp than the other e-stepping opterons which sit in the sub-252 bracket? the only possibility i can think of is that the tdp figures they quoted are for the dual-core...
by yeha
Wed Mar 23, 2005 9:34 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: nexus 92mm for $4.50? - dynatron (dynaeon) df1209sl
Replies: 3
Views: 1191

yar, i sadly missed that thread. oh well, at least it's only $10 down the drain :)
by yeha
Wed Mar 23, 2005 8:00 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New Samsung drives officially posted. One is a 2.2 bel idle.
Replies: 89
Views: 47464

these kiwis claim to have a grand total of 1 ide model in stock, but none using sata. then there are all these german vendors with some pretty appealing prices for the 200gb model.

i'm surprised no one in the silenthardware.de forums has gotten a hold of one yet. mucho suspense!
by yeha
Wed Mar 23, 2005 6:48 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: nexus 92mm for $4.50? - dynatron (dynaeon) df1209sl
Replies: 3
Views: 1191

and should these turn out to work well, you can get them here with bulk discounts , though it won't save you much (best is 10 for $39). the phone numbers for these shops are the same so they're just different fronts for the same person (?). if i had to guess, i'd say they were being supplied by thes...
by yeha
Wed Mar 23, 2005 4:48 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: nexus 92mm for $4.50? - dynatron (dynaeon) df1209sl
Replies: 3
Views: 1191

nexus 92mm for $4.50? - dynatron (dynaeon) df1209sl

have a peek over here and you'll find what looks to me like the 92mm nexus fan's big brother, the 2200rpm sleeve-bearing 0.25a dynatron fan. going for $4.50 with your choice of 3-pin or 4-pin connector. they also have an 80mm 2600rpm sleeve-bearing dyantron (sic) for $3.50, but it doesn't match the ...
by yeha
Thu Mar 17, 2005 12:58 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Need CPU/MB that's good with High Def/TS streams
Replies: 7
Views: 2419

you can try NullPacketStripper for merging .ts streams, not sure about splitting them.

for actually editing them, you could try HDTVtoMPEG2, which can convert the .ts streams into mpeg2 ps (vob i suppose), which can then be edited with standard vob/mpeg2 tools.

this forum may be helpful.
by yeha
Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:22 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Need CPU/MB that's good with High Def/TS streams
Replies: 7
Views: 2419

which playback options have you tried? a player based on libmpeg2 would be your best bet - give the videolan client a try (www.videolan.org). failing that, both the graphics cards you mention should support hardware decoding features like idct and motion compensation - you just have to find a player...