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by Scrooge
Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:33 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Kozuti Low Profile CPU Heatsink
Replies: 38
Views: 21357

Re: Scythe Kozuti Low Profile CPU Heatsink

This little guy, unfortunately, seems to have been discontinued. Hard to find something else this small and effective.
by Scrooge
Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:18 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Ivy Bridge intro pushed out to June
Replies: 37
Views: 8408

Re: Ivy Bridge intro pushed out to June

Either an application makes use of HTT or not. Don't think you need HTT for browser speed. Video encoding, sure. I don't think an application actually needs to support HTT; HTT just presents additional virtual cores, and if the application is multithreaded, those virtual cores may be helpful. As yo...
by Scrooge
Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Time to build a new PC
Replies: 25
Views: 5652

Re: Time to build a new PC

If you don't need SNB-E, it will blow a hole straight through your budget and not actually perform much better in many cases. Wait a month and run IVB on X78. You should be able to reuse the PSU, RAM, and all drives, so just case, motherboard, and CPU. Graphics card can be kept or upgraded - depends...
by Scrooge
Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Ivy Bridge intro pushed out to June
Replies: 37
Views: 8408

Re: Ivy Bridge intro pushed out to June

CA_Steve wrote:My guess is the fall for the low end stuff.
Q3 for the i3s, from what I've seen in the last day or two. Motherboards due on the 8th still, just to be reviewed with SNB chips.
by Scrooge
Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: to match...or not to match...brands in the Antec P183
Replies: 27
Views: 3855

Re: to match...or not to match...brands in the Antec P183

I don't doubt that. I found one website that said the way to fix my problem (same problem as encountered by "some" others who run Windows 7 64 bit with AMD cards on newer Intel mb) is to completely remove the old drivers before installing new ones, but that involved manually deleting stuff from the...
by Scrooge
Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: to match...or not to match...brands in the Antec P183
Replies: 27
Views: 3855

Re: to match...or not to match...brands in the Antec P183

PS: AMD driver bashing is so lame. I've been alternating between AMD (ATI) and nVidia for 10 years, depending on bangs and bucks and never had any problems either way. The drivers for my 7750 wouldn't install without completely reinstalling Windows. They earned themselves another decade of scorn fr...
by Scrooge
Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Connecting motherboard to case pannel
Replies: 6
Views: 890

Re: Connecting motherboard to case pannel

The most fun of all is when the chassis front panel connector has a space for a dead pin in the middle, and the motherboard doesn't, so you have to cut the connector in half and rotate the half of the empty pin slot outwards to connect it.
by Scrooge
Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Ivy Bridge intro pushed out to June
Replies: 37
Views: 8408

Re: Ivy Bridge intro pushed out to June

I have the patience of a ferret on coke. Release now dammit! :evil: :x
by Scrooge
Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic SS-350TGM 80 Plus Gold TFX
Replies: 48
Views: 31444

Re: Seasonic SS-350TGM 80 Plus Gold TFX

This is nice to see! Can we please get an article on TFX though? I've never even heard of it before, so it seems to be even more obscure than BTX and DTX.
by Scrooge
Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic X-400 enough for this system?
Replies: 6
Views: 1862

Re: Seasonic X-400 enough for this system?

I have an X-400 powering my HTPC and moderate gaming rig of a 2500K, Radeon 7750, SSD, HDD, and BR without a hiccup. Yours will be fine too, as long as your case has adequate airflow, and probably even without that given its duties.
by Scrooge
Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Ivy Bridge intro pushed out to June
Replies: 37
Views: 8408

Re: Ivy Bridge intro pushed out to June

I had planned on an IVB/Kepler notebook or ultrabook this spring. Shoot me now.
by Scrooge
Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Low airflow top-down CPU heatsink
Replies: 30
Views: 11308

Re: Low airflor top-down CPU heatsink

SebRad wrote:Even quad core 3.4GHz i5-2500(k) isn't a big deal, easily handled by 92mm fan tower in my experience.
It can also be handled by a Scythe Kozuti, which is considerably smaller than a 92mm tower, with a much smaller fan.
by Scrooge
Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 7770 and 7750 reviews out
Replies: 32
Views: 15407

Re: Radeon 7770 and 7750 reviews out

Also, the fan was barely clipped to the heatsink on mine. It was easy to just push down and make sure all the clips were engaged on the lips at the edge of the heatsink, but it was sloppy.
by Scrooge
Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Asus E45M1-I Deluxe - Overheating Issues?
Replies: 12
Views: 10227

Re: Asus E45M1-I Deluxe - Overheating Issues?

My 7750 had the fan almost not clipped on at all. Check the heatsink installation. It's not a bad idea to swap the thermal paste anyway.
by Scrooge
Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 7770 and 7750 reviews out
Replies: 32
Views: 15407

Re: Radeon 7770 and 7750 reviews out

You can boot from the Win 7 CD and run repair from there. That didn't work; it claimed it was the wrong version for this install of Windows (despite being the CD I had installed from, and I certainly didn't upgrade versions to cause it. I just reinstalled Windows, taking much less time than I spent...
by Scrooge
Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 7770 and 7750 reviews out
Replies: 32
Views: 15407

Re: Radeon 7770 and 7750 reviews out

Thanks, but something has gone wrong - nothing will make the drivers install, and Windows can't even manage to run its repair feature. Reinstalling tomorrow.
by Scrooge
Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 7770 and 7750 reviews out
Replies: 32
Views: 15407

Re: Radeon 7770 and 7750 reviews out

It's been a long time since I actually used a discrete card, and I had hoped the CD drivers would get me going, given how recently the cards came out. The 12.2 gave me an error message about a .inf file missing (which I had gotten with the second set as well). Just uninstalled everything, cold boot,...
by Scrooge
Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 7770 and 7750 reviews out
Replies: 32
Views: 15407

Re: Radeon 7770 and 7750 reviews out

My HIS 7750 arrived today. Nice and quiet, but I'm having a hell of a time getting the driver installed - Windows gave me a "failed to start" error message when it first came on after adding the card, then the driver on the CD wouldn't install since it wasn't signed, then the downloaded one wouldn't...
by Scrooge
Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: problem with private messaging?
Replies: 3
Views: 3329

Re: problem with private messaging?

I was the recipient, and I got an email saying a private message had been received, but when I tried to view it the system said it had been deleted by the sender.
by Scrooge
Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Heat issue after video card upgrade (Antec P180 case)
Replies: 14
Views: 2476

Re: Heat issue after video card upgrade (Antec P180 case)

Just out of curiosity, can you please describe exactly how the crash goes? My experience with graphics card heat issues is that it tends to freeze the graphics with the sound looping or introduce graphical artifacts. What's your doing?
by Scrooge
Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:36 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How powerful is a Sandy Bridge IGP?
Replies: 39
Views: 10136

Re: How powerful is a Sandy Bridge IGP?

As the review shows at HotHardware posted earlier, Quake Wars can be played on the Sandy Bridge HD2000 IGP but only if the resolution and settings are set to very low. This tells me that the Sandy Bridge is not powerful enough for my demands but the Ivy Bridge with a HD4000 will probably be. Any re...
by Scrooge
Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:53 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 7770 and 7750 reviews out
Replies: 32
Views: 15407

Re: Radeon 7770 and 7750 reviews out

According to the first post in the thread, the 7750 draws only 40W in normal game use and 52W in Furmark. With some planning, it seems very doable. >20W under your worst case assumption. You're right; I missed that when I was looking for tested maximum power draw. It does sound doable, though I'd s...
by Scrooge
Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low Profile GPU Cooler Recommendation
Replies: 8
Views: 1654

Re: Low Profile GPU Cooler Recommendation

CA_Steve wrote:Price is a toss up until they come out.
$109 for the 7750, $159 for the 7770, more for ones with factory overclocks or better coolers.
by Scrooge
Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 7770 and 7750 reviews out
Replies: 32
Views: 15407

Re: Radeon 7770 and 7750 reviews out

It's iffy. I think you'd be right on the edge of max power. PC Perspective's test system had an 82% PSU, i5-2500K, and the 7750. 80W AC idle, 121W AC with one gaming benchmark. You might need to underclock/undervolt your gpu and cpu a bit just for some margin. I wouldn't try it with a 2500K, but if...
by Scrooge
Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:55 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 7770 and 7750 reviews out
Replies: 32
Views: 15407

Re: Radeon 7770 and 7750 reviews out

Does anyone know if the Radeon 7750 can be run in a system with a Pico-PSU? I'm thinking of putting it a http://www.logicsupply.com/products/c292 with a Sandy Bridge itx system. The PicoPSU that I have now is the 120-WI with a 120w FSP Block What CPU? It should be just possible. Its maximum power d...
by Scrooge
Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:43 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seeking Insight on Failed Pico-PSU Build =/
Replies: 11
Views: 3167

Re: Seeking Insight on Failed Pico-PSU Build =/

I'm curious too; that should need half the oomph of 120W brick.
by Scrooge
Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:10 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How powerful is a Sandy Bridge IGP?
Replies: 39
Views: 10136

Re: How powerful is a Sandy Bridge IGP?

I would think that HD3000 would be able to handle Quake Wars - I'm playing Starcraft2 on my 2500K integrated graphics, and that's a newer game with higher requirements. You might be able to get away with cooling an i3-21(0/2)5 or i5-2405S passively with a big heatsink, as long as your gaming stays m...
by Scrooge
Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:00 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Finally after 8 Years - My First (HTPC) Build!
Replies: 3
Views: 1281

Re: Finally after 8 Years - My First (HTPC) Build!

On the control side, my approach has been to use a wireless keyboard/ mouse combo for setup and the like, and PC Remote (I use WP7, but I understand iOS has similar tools) to control it for general playback functions. It's much cleaner and less geeky than a full keyboard when dates are over, and the...
by Scrooge
Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:54 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 7770 and 7750 reviews out
Replies: 32
Views: 15407

Re: Radeon 7770 and 7750 reviews out

So last night I ordered the HIS 7750 from Newegg, opting for that instead of a 7770 due to the easier wiring in my cramped HTPC and the HIS 7750 comes with a highly-rated Arcticooler that should be sufficiently quiet if I drop the fan speed a bit. Given that I'm currently playing my games with the H...
by Scrooge
Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 7770 and 7750 reviews out
Replies: 32
Views: 15407

Re: Radeon 7770 and 7750 reviews out

I'm extremely, extremely interested in the Sapphire 7750 Ultimate (fanless), which doesn't seem to be out yet. Has anyone seen this for sale anywhere? Newegg doesn't seem to be listing them yet.