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by dukla2000
Sun Nov 02, 2008 2:18 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Skeleton... and P183 & Sonata Elite
Replies: 161
Views: 87243

Skeleton

Hmm, I'm wondering about the EU (CE) electric shielding requirements (or something along those lines, I'm a layman for electrics). Will those be met? I can't recall (ever) a usable article on PC EMI shielding. As a suggestion, surely this is only an issue for AC components? So our PSUs are burdened...
by dukla2000
Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: TKR-Total Knee Replacement. Does this sound right to you?
Replies: 9
Views: 1964

While I have read that the plastic component can wear out and then one can have metal to metal contact, I don't understand why if there is not metal to metal wear why the plastic component is not just replaced, without all the bone to metal parts being affected. My understanding is that (apart from...
by dukla2000
Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: TKR-Total Knee Replacement. Does this sound right to you?
Replies: 9
Views: 1964

Have only 3rd hand knowledge of this (work for a GP, daughter is a doctor, sister a radiographer) but yup, I know that THR (Hip) are absolutely magic when they work and absolute hell when they come to end of life and need "revision". (Try Google TKR/THR revision which should turn up some of the even...
by dukla2000
Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: SpeedFan readings on negative voltage lines
Replies: 2
Views: 2208

Your setup/config/tools are garbage. The 20 (or 24 if you are using them) pin ATX connector does not include any wiring for -5V so any chain that is reporting any number for -5V is completely fabricating it. And thus trusting it for anything else is risky.
by dukla2000
Sat Oct 25, 2008 3:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bad Press, Bad Politics or just Bad Times
Replies: 8
Views: 1997

The thing I found ironic is that one of the main issues at present is that the capital markets have been paralysed, banks not lending to banks etc. So Brown steps in one day to take the credit for the UK bail out package that injects loads of cash into UK banks to try ease the paralysis. And pretty ...
by dukla2000
Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Troy Anthony Davis
Replies: 13
Views: 3011

There are so many issues raised in a case like this, let alone debating capital punishment. I would imagine the Supreme Court is concerned whether the legal system is functioning correctly but without considering trial evidence. (Yes I appreciate evidence is part of the legal system but it would be ...
by dukla2000
Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Zener Diode Fan Control
Replies: 10
Views: 5100

Re: Zener Diode Fan Control

No problem - calculations are explained by cpemma here.

I put one in a printer fan circuit years ago - the printer is still running.
by dukla2000
Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:53 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 12v line problem
Replies: 28
Views: 5256

You are right to be concerned: not sure what the latest spec is but ATX12v v1.3 said +-5% which would be 11.4V minimum. There are a couple of debating points, not least which spec your config needs/is trying to adhere to. As things are apparently stable there is no immediate need to 'fix' anything. ...
by dukla2000
Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:48 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 5v swap not showing rpm.
Replies: 1
Views: 1006

There used to be a problem if you haven't got the earth on the 3 pin mobo connector connected to the fan. Not sure this ever made sense to me, never personally experienced it but seem to recall reading about it. More commonly, can your setup adjust the divisor to get a meaningful rpm result? See thi...
by dukla2000
Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:34 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Swapped OEM case fan, now mobo/SpeedFan won't detect new fan
Replies: 4
Views: 1770

Sorry - missed your follow-up question. I haven't a clue in Windows. In linux it is part of lm_sensors: sample lines from /etc/sensors.conf # fan1 adjustments examples # set fan1_div 4 # set fan1_min 1500 In fact lm_sensors seems to have enough brain to vary the dividor to get a meaningful result - ...
by dukla2000
Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What cooler for AMD 4850e 45w?
Replies: 9
Views: 4443

I m cooling my 4050e passively with a Xigmatek S-1283. The CPU idle temp (according to Asus) is 2-3C over ambient room temp. I do have the Antec Mini P180 with top case Tri-Cool 200mm fan nearby (set on low speed), but no fan on the HS itself. The S-1283 has a unique design so that the heatpipes co...
by dukla2000
Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:59 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Fanless solution..?
Replies: 22
Views: 5788

also the tellly watching with GBPVR, records as Mpeg to the HDD and then pushes it out, do any of these mainboards come with MPEG-2 hardware decoders , to take a bit of pressure off the CPU? The 780G has some pretty nifty video capability ( see AnandTech preview ). If you look at my sig my prejudic...
by dukla2000
Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Please recommend a UK based Web Hosting company
Replies: 9
Views: 3999

I haven't had cause to contact them so "no comment" on that score. (Actually did swap an email with them to verify domain swap-in logistics - was probably such a noddy question that it was easy for them to make a quick/coherent reply!) I am on the £20/year package that came up in my search to tell ...
by dukla2000
Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Please recommend a UK based Web Hosting company
Replies: 9
Views: 3999

Re: Please recommend a UK based Web Hosting company

I am pretty much a novice (a couple of domains, 1 phpBB and a couple of email boxes) but use http://www.webhosting.uk.com/ and have had no issues with them. ... but I do need unlimited bandwidth ... Shurely shome mishtake? Anyone who offers this (at a fixed price) must be from the unemployment queue...
by dukla2000
Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:53 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: UK equivalent of Kill A Watt meter
Replies: 14
Views: 17260

by dukla2000
Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Kill-A-Watt like in the UK
Replies: 3
Views: 1888

by dukla2000
Sat Oct 04, 2008 7:33 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU modding help
Replies: 2
Views: 1318

There is no quick fix - the psu has fan control circuitry and it seems it starts at a low voltage, which is just too low to start your glacialtech. You could try another fan (and/or search this site for fan start voltages - there has been plenty of discussion). The psu fan control circuitry is 'poor...
by dukla2000
Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:22 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Voltage Control of System Fan in Linux?
Replies: 7
Views: 4948

My motherboard only supports voltage control and not PWM on the System fan, despite having a 4-pin header. What I discovered is that my Abit has a BIOS option for 3- or 4-pin support of the CPU header and that fancontrol profile is different depending which BIOS option is selected ( see post here )...
by dukla2000
Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:53 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Limited fan control on new Gigabyte motherboards
Replies: 28
Views: 19918

I realise the thread is (was?) Gigabyte focussed, but if I may be so rude as to log my Abit A-S78H (AMD 780G) experience here please? Has 3 fan headers - CPU, SYS & AUX1. CPU is 4 pin, SYS & AUX1 are 3 pin. BIOS version 12 has FanEQ facility for CPU only: part of the FanEQ setup allows selection of ...
by dukla2000
Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:50 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Voltage Control of System Fan in Linux?
Replies: 7
Views: 4948

I am far from an expert on this, and struggling with exactly this issue on my new setup (780G based, not in my sig yet). It does seem to me there is definite overlap with what ACPI is trying to do (via thermal zones and the BIOS/DSDT) and lm_sensors/fancontrol and potentially some conflicts. My curr...
by dukla2000
Sat Sep 27, 2008 3:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Whats the problem??
Replies: 8
Views: 1679

WipeOut wrote:Whats this about going Naked?? Some new PC silencing porn I don't know about?? :)
Absolutely :lol: seduce your processor with some candles & soft music, then remove her IHS and forever after seat your HS directly.

(Obviously if you break it you get to own both parts, but see my sig.)
by dukla2000
Fri Sep 26, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Whats the problem??
Replies: 8
Views: 1679

Re: Whats the problem??

Umm - what are your ambient temps? Room temp, case temp (put a probe about 4cm from the intake of the CPU HS fan) etc. Are all your fans blowing in a sensible direction? What temps are reported in the BIOS? (Is your s/w reporting package duff?) All basic stuff but for the purposes of elimination ......
by dukla2000
Sat Sep 20, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Swapped OEM case fan, now mobo/SpeedFan won't detect new fan
Replies: 4
Views: 1770

Re: Swapped OEM case fan, now mobo/SpeedFan won't detect new

... so I swapped it out for a 100mm Scythe Kaze Jyu 1000 RPM slim fan (SY1012SL12L). The motherboard apparently can't detect the new fan. The problem is that many older mobo/BIOS cant conceive a slow running fan, and so assume that a reading as 'low' as 1000rpm must be an error and report 0. Somewh...
by dukla2000
Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: UK equivalent of Kill A Watt meter
Replies: 14
Views: 17260

by dukla2000
Sun Sep 14, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: AMD temperature sensors out of whack...
Replies: 4
Views: 1176

What is the BIOS reading? If also 'meaningless' you will have to play with software adjustments, if the BIOS makes sense then you know you have a software problem (like looking at the wrong sensors).
by dukla2000
Sun Sep 07, 2008 1:46 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD 780G: Best Ever Integrated Mainstream Chipset?
Replies: 140
Views: 77027

Re: ati hitkey diabled doesn't help with Cool'n'Quiet

silentbobbo wrote:some hints for me ?
Yup - post requests for help in the System Advice/Troubleshooting forum :D
by dukla2000
Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:35 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H overclocking memory of its own will?
Replies: 3
Views: 2164

I'm just wondering how accurately Memtest is reporting things, although based on your initial errors it seems likely your memory was overclocked. Reason being I just did a first fire on my new system: Abit A-S78H, 4850E and cheapo DDR 800 RAM. With Optimised BIOS settings MemTest 86+ said I was runn...
by dukla2000
Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H overclocking memory of its own will?
Replies: 3
Views: 2164

Re: Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H overclocking memory of its own wi

But why on Earth would the motherboard decide of its own accord to overclock my memory beyond its own specs? It is not the mobo - it is the X2 5000 (remember the AMD memory controller is in the CPU). The memory bus speed is set by a divider from the CPU speed. In this case your CPU is running 2600M...
by dukla2000
Mon Sep 01, 2008 4:23 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: GA-MA78G cannot power of USB - please help
Replies: 19
Views: 2929

ps - just found the ECS A780GM-A (AM2+, 780G) mobo still has them - USB_PWR1, 2 & 3 as per pg 9 of the manual. To avoid a double post: isn't the way out of this to make your own 'USB' cable to feed your AC power strip - except use the +5V line (and GND - in the hope your power strip doesn't use the ...
by dukla2000
Mon Sep 01, 2008 1:31 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: GA-MA78G cannot power of USB - please help
Replies: 19
Views: 2929

Interesting. The knee-jerk answer is "all mobos have a jumper to switch whether the USB ports get power from +5V or +5VSB, switch yours from +5VSB to +5V!" Except having had quick peek at the manual it appears the GA-MA78G-DS3H has no such jumper(s), which is a surprise to me but ...! In about a do...