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by smilingcrow
Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:09 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel Haswell CPU - a Quantum Jump in CPU Performance?
Replies: 46
Views: 21726

Re: Intel Haswell CPU - a Quantum Jump in CPU Performance?

If they have them planned, doesn't that kind of imply that they already know they'll be able to shrink the dies? Why not shrink them all the way down to 11nm or less NOW, and promptly blow all of their competition right out of the water? A child prodigy at say age 10 might state that they will do x...
by smilingcrow
Sat May 21, 2011 7:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Steve Jobs is the Messiah and Apple is a Religion
Replies: 120
Views: 26845

Re: Steve Jobs is the Messiah and Apple is a Religion

How many Spybot! Search & Destroy definitions are there for Windows? Over 750,000 -- and there are 1 or 2 malwares for Mac? I have owned a Mac for a long time and I have never had any malware. I have also run Linux machines for many years, also with zero malware. Windows on the other hand has had m...
by smilingcrow
Fri May 20, 2011 6:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Steve Jobs is the Messiah and Apple is a Religion
Replies: 120
Views: 26845

Re: Steve Jobs is the Messiah and Apple is a Religion

I don’t blame Christ for Christianity’s failings as he wasn’t around to guide the ship I probably should not get into this, but Jesus Christ was a Jew, not a Christian..... I didn’t notice anyone suggesting that Jesus was a Christian as that would be a strange label to attach to him. At the end of ...
by smilingcrow
Thu May 19, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Steve Jobs is the Messiah and Apple is a Religion
Replies: 120
Views: 26845

Re: Steve Jobs is the Messiah and Apple is a Religion

So I think you are taking Hubbard's comments a little too simplistically (or what I termed as "out of context"). If you reread my posts you will see that for me it is all about intention and I have no idea what L. Ron Hoover’s (Frank Zappa joke) intention was so it’s not possible for me to know the...
by smilingcrow
Thu May 19, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Steve Jobs is the Messiah and Apple is a Religion
Replies: 120
Views: 26845

Re: Steve Jobs is the Messiah and Apple is a Religion

I don't want to sound like I am endorsing Hubbard or Scientology, but I am pretty sure you are taking his statement out of context. What he meant was that if an organization is classified as a religion (as opposed to just self-help therapy of some sort) it is tax-exempt and you get lots of tax dedu...
by smilingcrow
Thu May 19, 2011 5:15 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Steve Jobs is the Messiah and Apple is a Religion
Replies: 120
Views: 26845

Re: Steve Jobs is the Messiah and Apple is a Religion

When you hear some of the wacky ideas that come from Scientology just remember that L Ron was a science fiction author and all it all makes sense. I dislike the way they reportedly use private detectives and lawyers to intimidate people that oppose them which is not a good thing for an organisation ...
by smilingcrow
Wed May 18, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Steve Jobs is the Messiah and Apple is a Religion
Replies: 120
Views: 26845

Re: Steve Jobs is the Messiah and Apple is a Religion

I don't know about the masses, but I give L Ron the crazy title over Jobs. Crazy is such a subjective term though. :) There’s a famous quote which may or not be true but is attributed to L. Ron in which he supposedly said and I paraphrase, “If you really want to make serious money then start your o...
by smilingcrow
Wed May 18, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Steve Jobs is the Messiah and Apple is a Religion
Replies: 120
Views: 26845

Re: Steve Jobs is the Messiah and Apple is a Religion

In around 1991 I was invited to attend a focus group that a marketing company was organising around a new advertising campaign. I was invited purely because I had listed some computer hardware (non Apple) in a periodical that ran free ads (Loot) which is where they got my phone number. Before the en...
by smilingcrow
Wed May 11, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lets discuss illegal drugs - and legal ones too
Replies: 57
Views: 17137

Re: Lets discuss illegal drugs - and legal ones too

While It's strictly off topic, I've always been amazed by the war on drugs that goes on in so many countries. Obviously I think they're futile, but what interests me is that so many governments rarely, if ever, choose to examine the root causes of why people do drugs in the first place. For a littl...
by smilingcrow
Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Miraculous energy-efficiency of AMD Brazos platform "a myth"
Replies: 16
Views: 6493

Re: energy-efficiency of AMD Brazos platform NOT a myth

dhanson865 wrote:Please put a country in your profile if you haven't already.
This site is international but I'll assume you are in the US if you don't tell me otherwise.
by smilingcrow
Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2011 SSD pricing (for drives >= Intel G2 X-25V 40GB perf)
Replies: 79
Views: 30157

Re: 2011 SSD pricing (for drives >= Intel G2 X-25V 40GB perf

Just built myself a desktop system after not having one for six months. I wanted an SSD and eventually went for a C300 128GB as I got a good deal direct from Crucial (£145). 60/64GB felt too tight for space as I’m not intending to upgrade to an even faster SSD in the next few years. Didn’t want to p...
by smilingcrow
Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Current rating of Asus P8P67 Deluxe CHA_FAN connectors
Replies: 9
Views: 4181

Re: Current rating of Asus P8P67 Deluxe CHA_FAN connectors

I’m hardly surprised by Asus’s poor customer service. I had an Asus Sandy Bridge board with the faulty chipset and trying to get them to give me details on how they would handle the RMA was like pulling teeth. They were good at spouting vagaries and pointing me to a web page that had a recursive lin...
by smilingcrow
Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Cheapest quiet netbook
Replies: 10
Views: 35194

Re: Cheapest quiet netbook

The Dell Mini 1012 is fanless and the noise level is down to the choice of HDD installed; fairly easy to swap out as well.
It might be an old model now so not sure if the replacement is also fanless.
I have one and my one complaint is that the trackpad is dire which is a serious failing.
by smilingcrow
Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sandy Bridge, Part 2: Intel DH67BL & Asus P8H67-M EVO
Replies: 48
Views: 21430

Re: Sandy Bridge, Part 2: Intel DH67BL & Asus P8H67-M EVO

That will likely refer to the fact that you can adjust the multiplier DOWNWARDS in the BIOS. That doesn't make sense since the manual states the multiplier depends on CPU used. Traditionally you can lower the multiplier in the BIOS hence my reference to adjusting it downwards. Just because you can’...
by smilingcrow
Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sandy Bridge, Part 2: Intel DH67BL & Asus P8H67-M EVO
Replies: 48
Views: 21430

Re: Sandy Bridge, Part 2: Intel DH67BL & Asus P8H67-M EVO

Well, as I mentioned, according to the manuals they DO offer it as an option. That will likely refer to the fact that you can adjust the multiplier DOWNWARDS in the BIOS. There is a lot of cut and past and ambiguity in manuals at times so better to rely on the hands on reports. This is all very con...
by smilingcrow
Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sandy Bridge, Part 2: Intel DH67BL & Asus P8H67-M EVO
Replies: 48
Views: 21430

Re: Sandy Bridge, Part 2: Intel DH67BL & Asus P8H67-M EVO

I'm still wondering about the overclocking. On another forum I read that the "No Overclocking For H67" is only about the option to adjust the CPU multiplier by a few steps, which P67 offers for ALL Sandy Bridge CPU's. Adjusting it by many steps for K-type processor should be available on H67 as wel...
by smilingcrow
Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Lucid's Virtu. Optimus but for the desktop as well.
Replies: 5
Views: 2288

Re: Lucid's Virtu. Optimus but for the desktop as well.

This article suggests that it should be able to power down the GPU completely. Although an article at TechReport suggests that it doesn't and that the GPU will still be eating it's idle wattage. If it can't shut down the GPU, then there seems little use for this. It seems unlikely on the surface th...
by smilingcrow
Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sandy Bridge, Part 1: Intel GMA HD 3000 Graphics (Updated)
Replies: 46
Views: 19587

Re: Sandy Bridge, Part 1: Intel GMA HD 3000 Graphics

pcunite wrote:Now if I could get my work down from 15 mintues to say 5 mintues or less, well, I would consider the $ then.
Probably have to wait for 1.5 to 2 years at stock speeds unless you want to go high end which sounds unlikely.
by smilingcrow
Tue Jan 04, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sandy Bridge, Part 1: Intel GMA HD 3000 Graphics (Updated)
Replies: 46
Views: 19587

Re: Sandy Bridge, Part 1: Intel GMA HD 3000 Graphics

I thought only the i3 chipsets were locked? Oh, I see, you mean OC'ing the graphics chipsets. The H67 supports over-clocking the graphics but the memory ratios limit it to a max of 1,333MHz DDR3. But I was raising the question about over-clocking the CPU which seems to have been completely removed ...
by smilingcrow
Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sandy Bridge, Part 1: Intel GMA HD 3000 Graphics (Updated)
Replies: 46
Views: 19587

Re: Sandy Bridge, Part 1: Intel GMA HD 3000 Graphics

It really disappoints me that you can’t over-clock at all with the H67 boards. It seems idiotic although they are addressing that with another chipset that is a hybrid of the P67 & H67 but it won’t be released for months. Question: What is the max display resolution of that uATX H67 board graphics? ...
by smilingcrow
Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Looking for a quiet 60mm fan for a Dell Zino
Replies: 10
Views: 3125

Re: Looking for a quiet 60mm fan for a Dell Zino

Did you have the chance to remove and reseat the cooler? Not yet but I will. The situation has changed since I first posted in that I’m no longer using the room that the Zino is located in so the noise issue is no longer pressing. I do want to resolve it though as circumstances will change and if I...
by smilingcrow
Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Looking for a quiet 60mm fan for a Dell Zino
Replies: 10
Views: 3125

Re: Looking for a quiet 60mm fan for a Dell Zino

Cool n Quiet isn’t working which won’t help temps and I couldn’t find a fix. According to a post on Dell’s forums AMD have confirmed that CnQ isn’t supported on the Athlon X2 3250e which seems remarkable given its target application. Quote: “The Cool'n'Quiet feature is available for other energy eff...
by smilingcrow
Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:00 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Looking for a quiet 60mm fan for a Dell Zino
Replies: 10
Views: 3125

Re: Looking for a quiet 60mm fan for a Dell Zino

It turns out that it’s a 50mm fan and the connector is seemingly of the type that VGA card fans use so not so easy to replace it. I remember there was a quality control issue with the Zino HD build (when I was tracking it on AVS Forum in late 2009/early 2010). In many cases, the combined cooler just...
by smilingcrow
Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Looking for a quiet 60mm fan for a Dell Zino
Replies: 10
Views: 3125

Re: Looking for a quiet 60mm fan for a Dell Zino

JamieG wrote:I think Fractal Design does a 60mm fan. Not sure how easy they are to find or how quiet they are though.
Worth a punt as they aren't that expensive if they turn out to be crap - http://www.scan.co.uk/products/60mm-fra ... fan-mounts
by smilingcrow
Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Looking for a quiet 60mm fan for a Dell Zino
Replies: 10
Views: 3125

Looking for a quiet 60mm fan for a Dell Zino

Can anyone recommend a quiet 60mm fan?
I have a Dell Zino 400 HD and the fan is too loud so would like to replace it.
If anyone has any other tips for silencing a Zino I’d love to hear them.
by smilingcrow
Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Coincidence?
Replies: 7
Views: 1859

Re: Coincidence?

I find it useful to climb out of my underground bunker occasionally to buy new supplies etc but also when I go for a walk in the surroundings hills I find that my mind is much less focussed on looking for data that is easy to interpret from a paranoid perspective. Must dash as my tin hat is only 6 l...
by smilingcrow
Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Are passive HDMI to DP adapters available?
Replies: 0
Views: 547

Are passive HDMI to DP adapters available?

I’ve seen plenty of inexpensive passive DP to HDMI adapters around but are passive adapters that work the other way available?
by smilingcrow
Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: laptop with good screens?
Replies: 16
Views: 16356

croddie wrote:The Dell Studio XPS 16 offers a wide gamut RGB LED display. Qualitative reviews from tech sites say it's good but it is a TN panel apparently.
It does look gorgeous; by comparison most other laptop screens look almost black and white. :)
by smilingcrow
Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:44 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Do AM2, AM2+ and AM3 all use the same heatsink mounting?
Replies: 6
Views: 2311

Some do not list as doing AM 3 though they list fitting AM2...the well known Ninja being one case. MIGHT work....but I like it when the maker says it works...otherwise...it's on me if it does not. I wonder if that’s due to some heatsinks being older models that were released before AM3 and they h...
by smilingcrow
Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lenovo ThinkStation E20: A Quiet Entry-level Workstation
Replies: 8
Views: 4270

ces wrote:
Redzo wrote:What on Earth are you trying to say ?
its about old school discipline
Do you mean Old Skool? :)