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by mark314
Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I'm stuck.. Please Help!
Replies: 15
Views: 3131

So. Tonight I replaced the RAM with standard 1.8V ram and cleared the CMOS. That fixed the problem. The system now boots fine. However I only put 1 of 2 Gb of ram in. I am going to have to put the second stick in soon; only then will I know if the system is actually fixed. I'll keep you posted but f...
by mark314
Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:02 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Tom's Hardware: "Shuttle's New $99 KPC Review"
Replies: 19
Views: 14735

Quote "The shuttle XPC Accessory PC62 is available from specialty traders as of the end of March. Shuttle's non-binding, recommended price is EUR 98, excluding VAT" (~ $150 CAN) HUGE NEWS: optional flex ATX FF passive external power supply based on the delta y2515 220W brick. turnkey option for a pa...
by mark314
Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:19 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I'm stuck.. Please Help!
Replies: 15
Views: 3131

No, I haven't ruled that out. It seems unlikely to be the case, though, for a low-dust, <1 year old high quality case (Antec Solo) But it is a possibility, and so trying it outside the case with a screwdriver will rule that out. Only thing is, whenever the computer is running normally, it shuts off/...
by mark314
Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: OCZ 600W StealthXStream *not* quiet.
Replies: 9
Views: 3809

FYI, the 600W GameXstream is also a leaf-blower. Loud as can be...I replaced it with an HX520 after about a month of ownership because it was driving me insane.
by mark314
Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:41 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I'm stuck.. Please Help!
Replies: 15
Views: 3131

PS. I don't have a PSU tested but I do have a multimeter. But since issues only arise when hardware-level changes are made to the system, and otherwise the computer is flawless (no crashes, no BSOD, nothing) it would seem to me that a configuration issue is to blame (ie CMOS, or RAM voltage) and not...
by mark314
Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I'm stuck.. Please Help!
Replies: 15
Views: 3131

Excellent suggestions, all of them. I'm picking up the computer tomorrow to disassemble it. I have two spare PSU, spare ram, and maybe a spare video card. So I can test it. I have tested it inside the case in a number of configurations - no video card, no ram, 1 stick of ram, 2 sticks of ram, no har...
by mark314
Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:45 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I'm stuck.. Please Help!
Replies: 15
Views: 3131

I have been having the exact same problem with a computer I built for my uncle. It worked perfectly the last few months with occasional problems, and those were fixed by clearing the CMOS and starting anew. Yesterday I went to install a new hard drive, and I did nothing more than plug in the SATA co...
by mark314
Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:27 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: What's the ideal mobo and CPU for WHS
Replies: 41
Views: 11343

Just my $.02: I will be making a WHS build thread soon, as the parts I've ordered are finally arriving. My system requirements are slightly different as I intended to make a WHS that would be able to transcode SD or HD on the fly and send it to a media center at my TV. I intend to use Tversity to do...
by mark314
Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:29 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ICH9 + Vista + AHCI
Replies: 1
Views: 1348

I had this problem when I built my computer, I'm trying to recall the solution... http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/imsm/sb/CS-025783.htm http://www.flyingnerd.com/intel-raid-problem-under-windows-vista/ Try putting the Intel iastor drivers onto a USB key for Vista to use on install. Also try In...
by mark314
Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Question about RAM
Replies: 8
Views: 2397

I put Vista on my new computer 6 months ago and I haven't looked back. Above and beyond the nicer look, the indexing and searching, the thing I've noticed the most is the improved startup/shutdown times and sleep. Startup and shutdown are clean and fast, and sleep works perfectly. One button press, ...
by mark314
Sat Sep 01, 2007 4:22 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New levels of marketing stupidity - Ultra X3 1600W PSU
Replies: 28
Views: 10511

Or an out of this world viral marketing strategy...
by mark314
Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:54 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New levels of marketing stupidity - Ultra X3 1600W PSU
Replies: 28
Views: 10511

he has youtube videos...

Edit: I think he's legitimately off his rocker.
by mark314
Fri Aug 31, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New levels of marketing stupidity - Ultra X3 1600W PSU
Replies: 28
Views: 10511

I'm confused, is this PSU good to replace multiple PSU's with? I want to have multiple computers connected to this PSU inside the closet. Is it possible? How many harddrives can it handle? I will probably use 15 harddrives inside the closet. Sir, you're a legend. http://www.hardforum.com/showthread...
by mark314
Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:07 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 - 12V Cable Behind Mobo
Replies: 5
Views: 2448

What worked for me was to buy a 12V 8-pin extender (about 1 ft long) for about 10 bucks. Then I ran the cable out the back and behind the motherboard tray, up to the top and plugged it into the socket at the top left side of the motherboard.

I had lots of room to spare.
by mark314
Fri Aug 17, 2007 6:58 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Success Story - Switch case, Antec SOLO to Antec P182b
Replies: 6
Views: 7608

No, there is a threaded screw mount rising up a bit from the backplate itself. http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc92/markmcvea/IMG_6442.jpg See it? That is about the distance between the Ninja mount and the motherboard floor. The baseplate has a bit of spring too it because of the sticker on the b...
by mark314
Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:02 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Success Story - Switch case, Antec SOLO to Antec P182b
Replies: 6
Views: 7608

Glad I could help. I've looked and looked before on SPCR and while I found lots of "use a bolt-through kit" posts I haven't actually seen one used. The kit is great - it screws down a set amount only before it stops, so you don't have to worry about overtightening. The problem is mounting. Make sure...
by mark314
Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Success Story - Switch case, Antec SOLO to Antec P182b
Replies: 6
Views: 7608

Success Story - Switch case, Antec SOLO to Antec P182b

Since I build this computer I have felt like it’s too loud and too hot. When I built it, I went for power and reliability and data security – hence the 3 storage drives. They were intended as a RAID5. I don’t know where I got the idea that a 600W PSU behemoth was required but ... it was too la...
by mark314
Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:59 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Dilemna between Scythe Ninja & Thermalright Ultra!
Replies: 15
Views: 4133

go with the Ninja, and get a thermalright bolt-through mounting kit. Works like a charm for me. Was a pain to install though, took me about 30 minutes. But my temps dropped 8-10 degrees when I put replaced the push pins with a backplate+screws, and the kit only cost me 6 bucks.
by mark314
Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:28 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Switch from P150 to P182
Replies: 5
Views: 2989

Yes, of course, I realize that. For me, the Solo was too small - it felt cramped, and even with good cabling there didn't seem to be good airflow. The OCZ PSU heated up very quickly, and drowned any fans I had (Yate Loons) right away. Computer specs: CPU: Core 2 Duo E6600 + Scythe Ninja Rev B Mother...
by mark314
Tue Aug 14, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Switch from P150 to P182
Replies: 5
Views: 2989

My mistake - I switched from an Antec SOLO, not a P150. Same case but black, and no PSU. As to your question: Tough to say. The new setup is definately quieter - but that is mostly to do with the new power supply. One thing I can say though is that my old PSU was really loud when the fans ramped up,...
by mark314
Tue Aug 14, 2007 8:15 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Switch from P150 to P182
Replies: 5
Views: 2989

Switch from P150 to P182

Hi there - first post. I recently (last night) finished a rebuild of my computer to try to quiet it down. In a nutshell, I took my Core 2 Duo based computer out of a P150 case and put it into a P182b. I replaced an OCZ GameXstream 600W PSU with a Corsair HX 520. I'm going to put a post in General Ga...