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by luminous
Thu Apr 14, 2005 10:43 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Agnitum Outpost Firewall warning
Replies: 9
Views: 3799

You're making me feel even more guilty now :( :P
by luminous
Thu Apr 14, 2005 10:14 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Agnitum Outpost Firewall warning
Replies: 9
Views: 3799

I'll have another look at Sygate, used it in the past and thought it was good. I just left Zonealarm after it started giving me grief. McAfee also started playing up with our remote desktop connections, and Norton, well it broke as well. Not had a lot of luck with firewalls recently :) I may have a ...
by luminous
Thu Apr 14, 2005 10:04 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Agnitum Outpost Firewall warning
Replies: 9
Views: 3799

Oh hold one, just reinstalled the programs. Now my Work Unit is going to finish in July 2006. What a powerful machine I have!!!...... lol

Defo conflict with these apps, going to ditch them for now and find some replacements.
by luminous
Thu Apr 14, 2005 10:02 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Agnitum Outpost Firewall warning
Replies: 9
Views: 3799

Yeah, I'm sure of the performance drop. I normally complete WUs once every one to two days. For some reason over the last seven days I completed only 1 !!! So I started to have a poke around to see what was going on. I could not see anything, so I thought it may have just been one dodgy unit that wa...
by luminous
Thu Apr 14, 2005 6:34 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Agnitum Outpost Firewall warning
Replies: 9
Views: 3799

Agnitum Outpost Firewall warning

I have in the past used this firewall as I have liked the options it provided. Recently I reinstalled it and upgraded it to version 2.5 After doing this inside of my work units taking 1-2 days to complete, they are taking between 35-52!!!!! This is just a heads up for other people out there to check...
by luminous
Wed Feb 16, 2005 8:55 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: my samsung spinpoints are incredibly noisy/whiny
Replies: 20
Views: 7358

neither of mine vibrate much at all. I have them resting on foam so there is no vibration into the case. When held in my hand they are no better or worse than any other average drive.
by luminous
Tue Feb 15, 2005 12:34 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: my samsung spinpoints are incredibly noisy/whiny
Replies: 20
Views: 7358

Nice the hear that someone has one of the those new Seagate drives and is happy with it
by luminous
Thu Feb 10, 2005 10:07 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is there ANY flawless PSU out there??? Or good enough???
Replies: 10
Views: 3762

I do not know what your idea of perfection is, so it is a little hard to answer.

One PSU I would have thought you should look at is the Antec Phantom. There are some reports here of it breaking, but at the end of the day Antec is known to honour its guarantee.
by luminous
Tue Feb 08, 2005 12:35 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: How to setup a small silent Internet Cafe?
Replies: 9
Views: 2211

Yeah, you're suggestion should work if I attach it to a ADSL modem. I'm not sure if it will be better than Netgear's ADSL residential gateway though?
by luminous
Tue Feb 08, 2005 11:13 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: How to setup a small silent Internet Cafe?
Replies: 9
Views: 2211

I was thinking along the tay's[\b] idea of allowing them to log into an internet server of their choice. Of course, the problem is that they have to be able to log into that server :D Hence my questions on port forwading. Afaik every game uses different ports, and I would not be too surprised to fin...
by luminous
Tue Feb 08, 2005 9:42 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: How to setup a small silent Internet Cafe?
Replies: 9
Views: 2211

How to setup a small silent Internet Cafe?

I've got a friend who is thinking about starting up a small Internet Cafe. Its an extension to his existing business, and the last thing that he wants is to have a several high performance screaming games machine next to him while he tests out this market. At the moment we are thinking about 4 games...
by luminous
Tue Feb 08, 2005 3:30 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Death or Glory - silencing the coil whine from my Asus mobo
Replies: 8
Views: 2959

I do apologise for not saying what mobo I use. I was about to say look in my sig, but after I did that I realised that I had omitted to put the details in there aswell!

Its an Asus A7N8X-Deluxe Rev 3 (3rd replacement board.....)
by luminous
Mon Feb 07, 2005 11:23 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Death or Glory - silencing the coil whine from my Asus mobo
Replies: 8
Views: 2959

Death or Glory - silencing the coil whine from my Asus mobo

My machine has been emitting a reasonably loud, intermittent, high pitched whine for a few months. Its driven me to distraction to work out where it was coming from. I sounded like idle whine from HDDs, so I changed those (I wanted new ones anyway), but that did not solve it. Then it stopped every t...
by luminous
Thu Feb 03, 2005 9:54 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The Sound of Silence: Computing's silent revolution-News.com
Replies: 26
Views: 7525

11 fans !! 3 of them 70mm!!! All at 12V..... hold on I think I just fainted at the concept.

THE HORROR, THE HORROR - I'm sure thats a good film quote from Apoc Now...

Its very nice to see that you have converted from the Dark Side, and not a moment too soon :)
by luminous
Thu Feb 03, 2005 4:41 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: my samsung spinpoints are incredibly noisy/whiny
Replies: 20
Views: 7358

I got them from whispertech.co.uk I'm still looking into the issue atm. I have a whine from my monitor, and also coil whine from the mobo. But one of the Samsungs definately has a loud high pitched whine that is very directional. If you are under the drive, then the sound is very loud indeed. The so...
by luminous
Mon Jan 31, 2005 4:07 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The Sound of Silence: Computing's silent revolution-News.com
Replies: 26
Views: 7525

Great to hear that we have got a little more mainstream recognition for the work that MikeC (and others) have put into this site. The more publicity we get, the more people will care about the noise levels their PCs put out. So many people have no idea that a PC can be quiet, they just have never ex...
by luminous
Sun Jan 30, 2005 9:23 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD analysis tool that both WRITES and reads
Replies: 6
Views: 1654

Wonderful little tool Spinrite. I'm glad I've come across it, I'm sure to use it in the future. As for it solving this problem, well I don't think that it has. I used Mode 4, which writes and then reads back data from the drive. If there are any problems with this operation the drive marks the area ...
by luminous
Sat Jan 29, 2005 4:54 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quietest Large Drive
Replies: 8
Views: 3135

Idle whine is not effected by suspension at all I' afraid to say. The only methods for lowering idle whine is to use an enclosure. FDB's do not mean that the drive will be idle whine free. I'm struggling to recommend drives atm, as there have been a lot of new drives released, and changes to older d...
by luminous
Sat Jan 29, 2005 2:12 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD analysis tool that both WRITES and reads
Replies: 6
Views: 1654

That is a point, I could use one of those tools that erases the whole HDD!! I forgot about them :) The good thing about WD, is that when you RMA you always get a different drive back. If I RMA to Samsung, and they do not find a fault, I get the original drive back, and also get charged for the fun ....
by luminous
Sat Jan 29, 2005 1:17 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD analysis tool that both WRITES and reads
Replies: 6
Views: 1654

HDD analysis tool that both WRITES and reads

Hi ppl This is not an on topic question, so please accept my apologies. I have a major problem atm, in that one of my new Samsung HDDs is unable to sustain a bootable OS. No matter of imaging, re-installing etc will result in a HDD that can boot. The problem is, is that the HDD passes every test tha...
by luminous
Sat Jan 29, 2005 1:05 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: my samsung spinpoints are incredibly noisy/whiny
Replies: 20
Views: 7358

I just managed to source 2 Nidec 160Gb PATA Nidecs in the UK. One of my drives is very poor for whine. I have it inside an enclosure that rests on foam, and inside an acoustically damped case. The whine is very easy to hear 5 metres away from the machine. As it is idle whine, I very much doubt that ...
by luminous
Thu Jan 27, 2005 3:12 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Coil noise from new PSU, HELP!
Replies: 16
Views: 3870

Yeah :D :D Great news, hope you can enjoy your machien now :)
by luminous
Sun Jan 23, 2005 12:56 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Mobo hissing...I think
Replies: 22
Views: 8949

I thought that my whine was HDD related. I thought this as when I pulled the power cords out of the HDDs when they were running (don't try that at home) the whine went. I changed the HDDs and the noise is still there. I changed Gfx cards 9600 Pro > Gigabyte 6800 - again, it did not help. I also chan...
by luminous
Sun Jan 23, 2005 12:01 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Mobo hissing...I think
Replies: 22
Views: 8949

I wish a mobo manufacturer would just decide to stop selling us rubbish. I'm sure that there is not a person here that would not pay 10% for their components if only they were made properly. The time it takes to sort these problems out is easily worth spending a little more. Problem is that I do not...
by luminous
Sat Jan 22, 2005 9:42 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: next-gen samsung spinpoints around corner
Replies: 5
Views: 2136

No, no, no. There will not be a new series of Spinpoints. I have just purchased 2 Nidec motored Spinpoints, and there will definately be nothing just around the corner that is bigger and better... OK!! :) :) Now if you have to post more info on this, please don't shout as I will be happy to miss it ...
by luminous
Fri Jan 21, 2005 8:52 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Mobo hissing...I think
Replies: 22
Views: 8949

My Asus mobo does this also. I have posted about this in the past and was about to attack it. I went to buy some electricians glue to pour over the offending coils. Problem was, the chap that usually advises people on what to buy was off. I'll post back after chatting to him and trying my method out.
by luminous
Thu Jan 20, 2005 2:09 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: I'm thinking of getting a DiamondMax Plus10 300GB - madness?
Replies: 44
Views: 17673

I chickened out and went and bought 2 160Gb 8Mb PATA Nidec Samsung Spinpoints. They are both great drives, totally inaudible when inside my enclosures in my case. When I did use them stacked directly on top of one another there was a lot of whine coming from one drive. If I separated the drives they...
by luminous
Wed Jan 19, 2005 2:16 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Coil noise from new PSU, HELP!
Replies: 16
Views: 3870

Fantastic news. You have a good supplier there, I was expecting you to say that they were not prepared to do anything... Hope the new one sorts you out. I'm still battling away with my mobo - my replacement board has now started to develop the problem. Its time for that hot glue or a different make....
by luminous
Tue Jan 18, 2005 3:18 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Coil noise from new PSU, HELP!
Replies: 16
Views: 3870

You may have been referring to me. I had coil whine that I thought was from the graphics card as it was only present during gaming. I eventually tracked the problem to the mobo and RMA'ed it. An RMA is the best option if it is open to you. It is possible that this will not solve your problem. Someti...
by luminous
Sun Jan 16, 2005 9:42 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GF 6600GT AGP - My cooling adventures
Replies: 44
Views: 20054

heh heh heh. You will get away with it 99% of the time. But yes, static is a big issue with carpets. You should never but sensitive electronics on them.