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by josephclemente
Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Finding P182 Serial Number?
Replies: 4
Views: 1735

Re: Finding P182 Serial Number?

I have problems with my P182 (bulging panels, front port static) but can't find the serial number I need to report the issues. It's driving me crazy. Anyone know where it's found? Thanks I think my P182 SE has the front port static too. At first I thought it was my motherboard, but then I tried a s...
by josephclemente
Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Top blowhole cover for the P182
Replies: 42
Views: 21171

I made my own cover with a self-stick vinyl tile. I chose a tile which had a flat grain which looked similar to the case plastic. Most of the tile choices at the store had a stone-like surface which didn't look right. I printed a template, cut the pattern with a hobby knife, then snapped the vinyl t...
by josephclemente
Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:30 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Which fan to swap into S12?
Replies: 8
Views: 1562

I've been running a Slipstream 1200 in my M12II-430 for almost a year and a half now. I'm using a fan header extension cable too, and have the RPM wire connected to my motherboard. Right now it is spinning at 635 RPM.
by josephclemente
Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:11 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Any word on the new 2TB drives?
Replies: 6
Views: 2507

Since my last post, I have purchased another 2TB Seagate hard drive. The new one is working great, performs well and is very quiet. Earlier today, I returned the first 2TB Seagate back to Fry's Electronics. I told the lady what was wrong with it and she plugged the drive into their test computer and...
by josephclemente
Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Passive CPU cooling not necessarily the quietest solution
Replies: 18
Views: 5552

Assuming a 100% negative pressure case fan setup, if a fan is ducted to do the job of both case exhaust and cpu cooling, would air entering and exiting the case be the same as having a separate exhaust/cpu fan? I would guess that the ducted fan would need to run faster due to the resistance added by...
by josephclemente
Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Any word on the new 2TB drives?
Replies: 6
Views: 2507

I'm running a 2TB Seagate right now! I installed it yesterday and ran the SeaTools Long Drive Test. It passed 100% perfect after 6.5 hours. Right now, it is dying. I heard a clicking noise from time to time throughout the day today. Now I'm copying data off it and it is going extremely slow and clic...
by josephclemente
Sun Aug 23, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Luxa2 LM100 Mini: "Exquisite & Desirable" m-IT
Replies: 22
Views: 7212

I only scanned through this article very quickly. As soon as I saw those 50mm fans I knew it was an instant failure, ignoring the price.
by josephclemente
Sun Aug 23, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western digital 2x1tb, 1x1.5tb or 1x2tb?
Replies: 3
Views: 1425

Re: Western digital 2x1tb, 1x1.5tb or 1x2tb?

I'm pretty fifty-fifty focused on performance and noise. How much does one benefit from 2x1tb in RAID0? Suggestions? My two 1TB WD Green WD10EADS drives in Raid 0 controlled by Intel ICH9R look like this in HD Tune: Volume 0 (68 GB): Transfer Rate Minimum: 160.3 MB/sec Transfer Rate Maximum: 187.3 ...
by josephclemente
Sat Aug 15, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 7 on a Vertex = Slow. Why?
Replies: 5
Views: 2385

Try a different SATA cable. Also, I'd try another power plug on the PSU just in case any wires are not making contact. Is your BIOS set to IDE, AHCI or RAID? If it is IDE, I'd check the device manager to make sure the controller is set to use DMA if available. You could also try reinstalling Windows...
by josephclemente
Sun Aug 09, 2009 4:33 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 42125

Letting Windows pick its own pagefile size on a large partition of a magnetic HDD is a bad idea. Nothing fragments a disk faster than letting windows grow and shrink the pagefile at fancy. When I created the pagefile, it was the only file on the hard drive. Windows immediately set the file to 8GB, ...
by josephclemente
Sun Aug 09, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 42125

I am running a Samsung 64GB SLC SSD drive. I also have 8GB RAM. My RAM size makes my pagefile and hibernation files consume 25% of my SSD. I turned off hibernation and don't miss it at all (desktop system). I moved my pagefile (system managed size) to my WD GP hard drive, as an alternative to just d...
by josephclemente
Sun Aug 09, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 42125

Why are the tweaks a bad idea? Should we be defragmenting our SSD drives?
by josephclemente
Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Prolima Megahalems: A Mega Nehalem Cooler
Replies: 59
Views: 32006

I just changed from a Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme to a Prolimatech Megahalems. I am rotating the TRUE to another computer. At both idle and load, my CPU temperatures are 100% exactly the same as they were with the TRUE under the same ambient temperature. This is with a Scythe Slipstream 800 fan f...
by josephclemente
Sat Jul 11, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Is a HDD that survived ~1m fall still okay for storage
Replies: 19
Views: 2416

It may be fine. Who knows how many times our unboxed OEM hard drives have fallen in the warehouse before they are shipped to us. And shipping can be a pretty wild time too.

As others have said, always back up important data, even if the drive is "trusted".
by josephclemente
Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:48 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: A VERY strange mag-fan (Enlobal) experience
Replies: 12
Views: 11822

Re: A VERY strange mag-fan (Enlobal) experience

Soul Shinobi wrote:So, uh, Felger Carbon, how's that fan doing? :D
Sadly, Felger Carbon passed away. :(
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by josephclemente
Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bye bye SPCR community.
Replies: 61
Views: 9573

N7SC wrote:the most objectionable thing I can find are the moderator's snarky and cowardly comments appended to LH's edited original post in this thread.
I was wondering what was up with that. It didn't seem to fit what I'd expect to see in these forums.
by josephclemente
Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bye bye SPCR community.
Replies: 61
Views: 9573

Re: Bye bye SPCR community.

Ok, I'm out of here for reasons solely personal. I'd rather see you stay. This is just the off-topic forum and I've learned not to expect much from it. I sometimes click on it from time to time but I just get disappointed when I learn my favorite SPCR members from the on-topic forums can be very di...
by josephclemente
Sun Jun 28, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Billy Mays died
Replies: 7
Views: 1571

Woah. This is sad news. :cry:
by josephclemente
Sun May 31, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4670: A perfect balance?
Replies: 498
Views: 229776

Ch0z3n wrote:How efficient is your PSU at that level?
I'm not sure... I'm running a Seasonic M12II 430W.
by josephclemente
Sun May 31, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4670: A perfect balance?
Replies: 498
Views: 229776

Ch0z3n wrote:how much more?
I'm seeing 99W (AC) on load on my 4770.
by josephclemente
Sun May 31, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent PC in an ancient case: a blast from the past!
Replies: 5
Views: 3635

LOL - from the title I thought this was going to be a case from the 80's.
by josephclemente
Sun May 31, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4670: A perfect balance?
Replies: 498
Views: 229776

Ch0z3n wrote:The 4770 would be awesome if they did some more work on the idle power consumption and maybe take off the 6-pin connector since it only uses ~60w...
Each of my 4770 cards use way more than 60W on load. :(
by josephclemente
Mon May 25, 2009 1:38 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: RAM Temperatures - Help Please, will this RAM be too hot[?]
Replies: 14
Views: 3160

I am using Thermaltake heatspreaders which have heatpipe coolers. They made a huge difference over the stock heatspreaders.

Before using the Thermaltake coolers, I had a fan mounted directly on top of the four memory modules - that's how hot they got (when stressed).
by josephclemente
Sun May 24, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Absolutely fantastic concept for an office PC
Replies: 6
Views: 2006

I'd hate to clean off the desktop every time I want to tweak something. Unless I could manage to keep it looking like the picture 100% of the time.
by josephclemente
Sun May 24, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Innovation Cooling IC Diamond 7 TIM Giveaway/Testing
Replies: 206
Views: 196939

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550S CPU Cooling: Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme, 800RPM Scythe Slipstream CPU temperatures read from RealTemp. Results: Arctic Silver 5 Idle (first 10 minutes after booting), Ambient 25.4 36, 32, 30, 33 Load (2 hours Prime95), Ambient 26.8 58, 56, 58, 60 1 hour idle (after ...
by josephclemente
Fri May 22, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI HD 4770: 40 nm, RV740 -- SPCR reviewed
Replies: 285
Views: 104537

lobuni wrote:Has anyone tested yet how big is the power consumption difference with using pci-e v1.X and pci-e v2.0 (configurable from motherboard bios?).
My BIOS doesn't seem to have that option. :(
by josephclemente
Wed May 20, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI HD 4770: 40 nm, RV740 -- SPCR reviewed
Replies: 285
Views: 104537

assuming 14 Watts to run the 7600gs in idle, this means the hd4770 uses 35W while idle, and up to around 78 Watts on load. Are you able to get power consumption measurements of the system without any video card? 78 watts on load seems low when your prime95+furmark (4770 installed) consumes 161w whi...
by josephclemente
Sun May 17, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Do you know people who love to steal your time ?
Replies: 18
Views: 4547

I usually try to stay out of the off-topic threads, but this one so far is one of my favorites!
by josephclemente
Sun May 17, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI HD 4770: 40 nm, RV740 -- SPCR reviewed
Replies: 285
Views: 104537

yep, it works like a charm, as long as you use the s1 screws, and not the stock ones that are rather [email protected]. i did it like this. ( s1 + stock metal springs + stock X clamp + s1 screws and plastic clips ) anyway, i don't think is necessary, unless you are having problems like i had (the stock c...
by josephclemente
Sat May 16, 2009 12:38 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI HD 4770: 40 nm, RV740 -- SPCR reviewed
Replies: 285
Views: 104537

sorry, don´t know. I guess as much as yours @ silentpc review, any other 4770 out there. all i know is that is running ice cold, but i do not use that CCC garbage so actually it might be even higher. btw did you use the " x clamp thingy" of the original cooler when mounting your s1? without it my ...