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by Green Shoes
Fri May 06, 2005 12:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: The function and usefulness of side vents?
Replies: 8
Views: 2210

ugly, Welcome to SPCR!!! [/size] Vents are typically a bad thing, unless you're ducting your CPU directly out of the case...but it doesn't sound like you are. Can you list a model # or manufacturer of your case? It would help a lot. In any case, you are correct that tidying up your cable runs would ...
by Green Shoes
Fri May 06, 2005 12:49 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A64 - quiet - mild overclock - spec check
Replies: 24
Views: 5659

Glad someone broke up the UK insanity. Don't you guys have an election to prepare for? :wink: I noticed the topic of the thread has the words "mild overclock" included...if that is indeed the case, I would think about getting some different RAM, unless you plan on overclocking far enough to where di...
by Green Shoes
Fri May 06, 2005 6:07 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung SATA II now in US
Replies: 3
Views: 1529

Yay!

Monarch has the operating temp listed up to 55C. Don't they die pretty quickly at a temp like that? Or did Sammy figure out something new with these drives?
by Green Shoes
Wed May 04, 2005 8:08 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte X800 XL Silentpipe!
Replies: 93
Views: 42037

what about load temps after 3 hours of Doom 3/Half-Life 2?
by Green Shoes
Tue May 03, 2005 8:06 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Storage without moving parts?
Replies: 59
Views: 18284

They've got a couple other issues they need to fix with flash first. The main one is that they can only be written to about 100,000 times, which doesn't translate to a great amount of time in HDD years. Secondly, the transfer rates are currently a lot slower than even a 5400 RPM hard drive. Once the...
by Green Shoes
Mon May 02, 2005 3:32 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Amazing power characteristics for A64 "Venice"!
Replies: 9
Views: 6345

BTW, I tend to trust Lost Circuits more than I do XBit, FWIW. Judging from the response your post on this got, you might be the only one who does. They did mention their outdated equipment in the article, though, so I'm not sure why anyone is acting like that's news. Not that it matters to me. I'm ...
by Green Shoes
Mon May 02, 2005 11:41 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: "Venice" Athlon 64 power & heat review
Replies: 91
Views: 50624

Anyways, does this mean that the Venice is supperior to the Winchester in every way (don't care pricewise) ? Or is Xbit the more reliable source? Possibly, if only by a tiny margin. If you already own a Winny, unless you can sell it for a good bit of money (not likely now that Venice is available) ...
by Green Shoes
Mon May 02, 2005 10:51 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Amazing power characteristics for A64 "Venice"!
Replies: 9
Views: 6345

by Green Shoes
Mon May 02, 2005 10:18 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: "Venice" Athlon 64 power & heat review
Replies: 91
Views: 50624

Great find! The only reviews I had seen so far were trying to overclock them as much as possible on Mach IIs, with little regard to heat dissipation. 8.4 W at idle! :shock: Hopefully the extra 512 MB cache on the San Diego won't hurt it's power draw too much; the reviewer didn't seem to think it mad...
by Green Shoes
Mon May 02, 2005 7:28 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: xp-90 with 120 fan?
Replies: 8
Views: 2297

bubble gum? seriously? have any links to pics of that ultimate ghetto rig?
by Green Shoes
Mon May 02, 2005 7:19 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Quieting a PC, and SPCR... in a nutshell
Replies: 71
Views: 181428

I'm disappointed that no one has voted for "I like cheese" yet :(
by Green Shoes
Fri Apr 29, 2005 7:58 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Venice CPU & Asus NForce4 problem
Replies: 6
Views: 4364

Re: Venice CPU & NForce4 problem

I have seen a posting that if a MB and CPU are purchased together from Monarch Computer, Monarch will flash the MB BIOS before shipment. I usually purchase parts from Newegg or Zipzoomfly and I wonder how they intend to handle this problem. Monarch will also burn in your CPU/RAM (at stock volts) if...
by Green Shoes
Fri Apr 29, 2005 7:52 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: X800 XL - PSU Ramping Up
Replies: 8
Views: 3050

A lot of members have reported ticking problems when using the ATI silencer, especially when coupled with ATI's voltage regulator for the fan. You're right, though, the PSU is ramping up b/c now the 60C-70C temps that your VGA card are putting off are staying inside the case. The zalman can still wo...
by Green Shoes
Fri Apr 29, 2005 7:47 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Doug's Quiet Wood Case PC
Replies: 40
Views: 35053

*goes to buy his own planer* Nice case. I especially like the ghetto rig for the PSU. I didn't see any fans mentioned for the intakes on the bottom of the case, though, nor any filters. I would think with the intake ports ~2 inches away from the carpet and no filter the thing would suck up dust like...
by Green Shoes
Thu Apr 28, 2005 4:47 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: [Renamed] AMD Athlon 64E thread
Replies: 35
Views: 22143

UPDATE:

The first Venice chips are now shipping!! Not all of them, but a few are showing "in stock" at Monarch! :D
by Green Shoes
Wed Apr 27, 2005 12:13 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Finally..a quiet slot fan.
Replies: 7
Views: 2140

Sorry, I meant the 700 with the fan removed :oops:

Probably would be cheaper just to make a duct yourself, though.
by Green Shoes
Wed Apr 27, 2005 10:00 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Antec stock fan @ 7v, done properly like this ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1065

You should be fine, especially if that's the only thing you have modded to 7V in your case. That particular wiring trick puts a unique strain on the PSU, and too many things running at 7V can do some serious damage. But just one or two fans shouldn't hurt anything at all.
by Green Shoes
Wed Apr 27, 2005 9:53 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My new AMD64/3000B PC
Replies: 15
Views: 10088

piotrgurin wrote:Cool system, mine is very similar. I'll post about it next week.

One question though, is it okay to install the hardrive upsidedown like that?
See this thread for the answer to your question.

Nice work, Andrew.
by Green Shoes
Wed Apr 27, 2005 9:50 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Finally..a quiet slot fan.
Replies: 7
Views: 2140

hmmm....I might have to pick up a couple myself. Looks like this could be the answer I've been looking for for my graphics card. I don't want to go Artic Silencer b/c so many people are having problems, but I really would like to get that 70C air out of my case before it wafts up to my CPU and PSU. ...
by Green Shoes
Tue Apr 26, 2005 8:06 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator 1 Rox
Replies: 10
Views: 3353

Re: Reserator 1 Rox

Thanks all for input over the last few months, You made me spend hundreds of dollars!! :( :D Yeah.....it was so much easier before I learned I had to spend so much money on fans, etc. but I suppose you could just search the gallery for some of the "ghetto" rigs, those have been done pretty cheaply :D
by Green Shoes
Tue Apr 26, 2005 8:03 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Storage without moving parts?
Replies: 59
Views: 18284

http://www.anandtech.com/news/shownews.aspx?i=24160 I think this is a pretty cool idea. While solid-state storage is still prohibitively expensive and (compared to spinning HDDs) slow (well, non-volatile anyway), having a really large cache can help keep at least the seek noise down, since it obvio...
by Green Shoes
Sun Apr 24, 2005 11:24 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: AMD Dual core
Replies: 25
Views: 6843

Now if only programs were written so the addition of cores in CPUs has the same effect on scalability as the addition of pipelines in GPUs. *sigh* it'll happen, and the price of those programs will probably double, thanks to the extra development time :roll: Oh, well, they'll figure it out eventual...
by Green Shoes
Sun Apr 24, 2005 11:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New system, want to get everything perfect.
Replies: 15
Views: 3667

is this a photoshop computer? No, but I won't run any new games so 2d is plenty. The whole thing is going to be expensive, so I'd rather put some more cash into ram than getting an overpowered gpu. I can always get/upgrade a card later if needed. If you're not running photoshop you probably won't n...
by Green Shoes
Sat Apr 23, 2005 9:01 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Is there a fanless PCIe dual head card out there?
Replies: 28
Views: 8231

Pretty much every mainstream card manufactured for the PCI-e bus is dual-head nowadays...it just depends on the connections you want. Some are 1xDVI, 1xVGA while others are 2xDVI. As seltrus said, some of the most-liked passive cards around here are from Gigabyte, and as he said they are both of the...
by Green Shoes
Sat Apr 23, 2005 8:50 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New system, want to get everything perfect.
Replies: 15
Views: 3667

I'll continue to investigate. Have already spent countless hours reading reviews and forums over the past few months. As much as you probably don't want to hear the words "just wait a while", that might be your best option. I have known for a while that my next build will be compiled in May and I h...
by Green Shoes
Sat Apr 23, 2005 10:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1609800

Dvorak's Symphony for a New World (No. 9)
by Green Shoes
Sat Apr 23, 2005 6:40 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New system, want to get everything perfect.
Replies: 15
Views: 3667

Any socket-939 should work with a bios update, but we're all keeping our fingers crossed that by then someone will have produced a mobo with a chipset that ISN'T RIGHT IN THE WAY OF THE FREAKING GRAPHICS CARD!!! :evil: :evil: :evil: Get something like a DFI Ultra-D and use the second VGA slot. Then...
by Green Shoes
Fri Apr 22, 2005 7:23 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Build the perfect fan - tell us what you want
Replies: 57
Views: 18026

But I don't know if it is cost effective or even possible to come up with what we all want--a fan with relatively high output that makes absolutely no motor noise at any speed, and only minimal air turbulence noise. At the very least, any new fan should exceed the CFM output of the best currently a...
by Green Shoes
Fri Apr 22, 2005 7:11 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Cool'n'Quiet for Video Cards?
Replies: 9
Views: 2471

The 5900U only clocks down to 300mhz in 2D, but I modded mine down to 75mhz, and everything still works fine, and it runs 5C cooler Just 5C with a 75% clock decrease? that seems a little small to me. Can you drop the VGPU at all? Looks like cjpark got the same 5C reduction with a less than 50% cloc...
by Green Shoes
Fri Apr 22, 2005 7:08 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New system, want to get everything perfect.
Replies: 15
Views: 3667

poo, m0002a, you beat me to the punch. But I win in word count :lol: