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by aston
Thu Mar 18, 2004 11:47 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Thank MikeC for the Folding Call to Arms on the Home Page
Replies: 21
Views: 5788

MikeC wrote:Sarah Jane? You even know her name? :shock:
I didn't before, but I just followed Wrah's link above. :)

That picture of her with the chicks actually doesn't do her justice!
by aston
Thu Mar 18, 2004 11:29 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: I give up: no PSU is quiet enough until modded
Replies: 25
Views: 6162

Re: I give up: no PSU is quiet enough until modded

These power supplies are, indeed, relatively quiet.. with trivial <100w loads . But once you put a measly 150w load* on them they all, without exception, ramp up to truly excessive 30db+ noise levels. Is it really the load that affects the fan speed? In my experience, it's more the temperature of t...
by aston
Thu Mar 18, 2004 11:03 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: XP-M for Folding on an SN41G2?
Replies: 14
Views: 3876

This might be an obvious question, but are you sure you can adjust the voltage on that board to 1.45v?
by aston
Wed Mar 17, 2004 5:01 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: How NOT to apply AS5
Replies: 21
Views: 4931

Re: How NOT to apply AS5

ahrbruz wrote:“Im making a super overclocking rig. How effective would an electric leaf blower be if I mounted it on a thermalright sp97?”
Depends on the leaf blower. With the right one, you could probably blow the SP97 to smithereens. :lol:
by aston
Wed Mar 17, 2004 4:50 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Interesting Races and Folders-on-the-Move
Replies: 975
Views: 370627

I'm glad to see that we have added a lot of production to the team, but I'm still getting adjusted to the fact that I am now one of the hunted :shock: Welcome to the club. :? My first thought when I got my first potential threat was, Gotta find more computers to borg!! It's taken a while, but I thi...
by aston
Wed Mar 17, 2004 4:38 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Thank MikeC for the Folding Call to Arms on the Home Page
Replies: 21
Views: 5788

I miss her. :( Sarah Jane... mmmmm.

At least SPCR doesn't have its own Babe Thread like a certain other tech site that I frequent. :)
by aston
Wed Mar 17, 2004 4:25 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: *** A Call to Arms! Join SPCR's Folding@Home team ***
Replies: 90
Views: 37174

Probably. But still, she's nice to look at if you're a (straight) guy. :)

I wonder how many female posters/lurkers there are at SPCR?
by aston
Tue Mar 16, 2004 11:44 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: *** A Call to Arms! Join SPCR's Folding@Home team ***
Replies: 90
Views: 37174

Not only will you be doing something for a good cause, but you'll also get a warm fuzzy feeling inside knowing that your computer isn't wasting cycles and that it's actually DOING something while it's on. My computers feel like they have a sense of purpose now that I've started folding. As far as si...
by aston
Mon Mar 15, 2004 6:31 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Interesting Races and Folders-on-the-Move
Replies: 975
Views: 370627

Just swapped a 2000+ Palomino with 2200+ Thorton, then dropped a wire in the socket to fix the vcore at 1.8v and o/ced the #*@()*# out of this sucker (stock speed 1.8 Ghz at 1.6v). Currently running at 2.36 Ghz (174 Mhz bus) and folding almost as quick as my 2.4 Barton. Ph33r m3! :twisted: But is i...
by aston
Tue Mar 09, 2004 11:39 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Interesting Races and Folders-on-the-Move
Replies: 975
Views: 370627

Yeah, if my bad math is accurate, Kemokim and I should reach the top 100 at around the same time (at which point he'll zoom past me).

- aston (proud to be yellow... barely)
by aston
Tue Mar 09, 2004 11:33 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: beating peety
Replies: 27
Views: 7949

Let the taunting begin! I've already posted... you should too!

Man, trolling their forums makes me feel sillier (and dumber) already.
by aston
Tue Mar 09, 2004 11:02 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Interesting Races and Folders-on-the-Move
Replies: 975
Views: 370627

How'd I get 5 people on my threats list?!?! Douglas Bailey, Kemokim, etc etc....

Well, you guys will pass me eventually... I just don't have that much firepower. I'll race you guys to the top 100, though. :D
by aston
Tue Mar 09, 2004 11:00 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Let's overtake the Dutch Power Cows!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 9142

Yeah, the rah-rahing and trash talk have both died down a bit lately....

Heck, I know *I'm* starting to lose interest. Zzzzzz.... Somebody wake me up!
by aston
Thu Mar 04, 2004 2:09 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: thoughts on flags
Replies: 15
Views: 3099

What about P3's (that support SSE)?
by aston
Wed Mar 03, 2004 3:03 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR vs DutchPowerCows
Replies: 42
Views: 13841

You'd think with a name like "Power Cows", they'd have a sense of humour. :)
by aston
Wed Mar 03, 2004 12:19 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Passive cooling: Zalman ZM80C + Slot 1 400MHz P2
Replies: 17
Views: 5744

Hahaha... very nice!

I don't think I'll try it, though. I have an old Celeron 300A @ 450MHz that my parents are using, but it's not worth it to spend all that money on that Zalman... the Celery is nearing the end of its useful lifecycle. I'd rather buy my folks an Athlon and underclock it.
by aston
Wed Mar 03, 2004 12:01 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Thank you so much
Replies: 6
Views: 1754

Pete speaks the truth. Your PC isn't truly quiet unless it's silent even while under load. :D

Fold fold fold
by aston
Wed Mar 03, 2004 11:54 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Interesting Races and Folders-on-the-Move
Replies: 975
Views: 370627

Yeah, I actually have a handful of potential threats now! Page 2 is getting fun. :)
by aston
Wed Mar 03, 2004 11:52 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Mobile Barton 2500 - owners and wannabe owners...
Replies: 155
Views: 123107

I got my XP-M 2400+ a few days ago, and my new heatsink just arrived today. So far I've gotten it to run at 2.5 GHz @ 1.9V without any problems (really about 1.87V, as my Abit NF7-S undervolts as stated previously on this forum). 2.6 GHz at 2.03 seemed ok, but I was a little worried with that high ...
by aston
Wed Mar 03, 2004 11:47 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Mobile Barton 2500 - owners and wannabe owners...
Replies: 155
Views: 123107

So I decided, even though my old chip passed Memtest at 2-2-2-5 200Mhz FSB, maybe this chip can't (you wouldn't think it would not be CPU dependent, only RAM and chipset). That's what I always thought, too. But then I recall seeing a post here about MemTest v3.0's test 5, which apparently tests the...
by aston
Tue Mar 02, 2004 2:04 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What are the most quiet 120mm and 92mm fans?
Replies: 19
Views: 4847

Anyone know where I can get the Papst in Canada?
by aston
Tue Mar 02, 2004 1:41 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Mobile Barton 2500 - owners and wannabe owners...
Replies: 155
Views: 123107

P.S. - the guys at OC Forums seem to disaprove of OC'ed processors going above 50C at full load. Are you guys sure you're not running them too hot? Overclocked processors are more sensitive to heat -- i.e. a CPU that runs stable at 65C at stock settings might not be stable at that temp if overclock...
by aston
Tue Mar 02, 2004 12:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: For those wanting a G5 looking case...
Replies: 11
Views: 3738

I think we whould really design our own case. Putting all the collective wisdom of the SPCR to work and design a case that blows all cases out of the water, in terms of silent cooling. I like that idea! We just need to find someone to mass-produce them for us. Any takers? :) Also, it has to come in...
by aston
Tue Mar 02, 2004 12:37 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Quietness achieved!!
Replies: 14
Views: 4629

zuperdee wrote:Interesting. I wonder why they drop on your system when you open the door, but rise on mine.
Because you have good airflow in your system... give yourself a pat on the back. :) Good airflow is tough to achieve... few people have cooler case temps with the case closed than with it open.
by aston
Tue Mar 02, 2004 12:27 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Mobile Barton 2500 - owners and wannabe owners...
Replies: 155
Views: 123107

lol - ok that's much better ;) You have one of the nice steppings, with the right cooling I'd imagine you'd be able to go to 2.7 on air! You think? From what (little) I've read over at ocforums, the IQYxx stepping (usually week 43) seems to do better. I'm not really interested in feeding more than ...
by aston
Tue Mar 02, 2004 2:43 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Mobile Barton 2500 - owners and wannabe owners...
Replies: 155
Views: 123107

IQZFA, 0349. And sorry, that 2.2GHz I posted earlier should read 2.4GHz. It might go a bit higher, but I haven't tested... I just jumped up to 2.5GHz, but it wasn't stable even at 1.93v (BIOS setting). Maybe it'll play nice at 2.5GHz now that it's had some time to burn in.... Of course, I probably w...
by aston
Tue Mar 02, 2004 2:29 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Mobile Barton 2500 - owners and wannabe owners...
Replies: 155
Views: 123107

Yeah, I suspected as much. I saw someone else mention this in the Mobile Barton thread at ocforums. Good to know that I have a relatively decent chip... 2.4GHz @ 1.73v isn't too bad. :mrgreen: I wish it wasn't so damn hot, though... I have this feeling my chip is hotter than most. [edit]2.2GHz shoul...
by aston
Tue Mar 02, 2004 1:15 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Mobile Barton 2500 - owners and wannabe owners...
Replies: 155
Views: 123107

PhilgB, these are the places I know that have them, or at least used to have them: www.ncix.com www.vibecomputers.com www.bigfootcomputers.com All very reputable stores. I bought a IQZFA stepping from NCIX. It's holding stable at 12x200MHz at 1.775v in the BIOS (which, according to MBM, is actually ...
by aston
Tue Mar 02, 2004 12:57 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best yet Silent Barton 3200+ HSF
Replies: 16
Views: 4424

I've got a Zalman 7000A on my NF7-S board... fits just fine. You'll have to cut the clip though, which can be a pain. I actually spent a lot of time filing it off with a metal file because I didn't have the right tools. Just do a search... there should be lots of posts about using the Zalman on an N...
by aston
Tue Mar 02, 2004 12:30 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Panic over!!
Replies: 68
Views: 26978

Them's fightin' words, Pete. :P

You better find some more boxes to borg... I'm gonna catch you eventually! Then *I* shall be the taunter and not the tauntee.