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by Slaugh
Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How many HDs do you use?
Replies: 39
Views: 15062

One Seagate 200GB SATA in my case, plus one external WD 40GB to swap files between my computer and my laptop.
by Slaugh
Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What's a good newsgroup search engine?
Replies: 6
Views: 3012

Perhaps Nomad News is what you're looking for. I'm not using this program so I can't comment. Like Beyonder and many users, Google Groups is what I'm using. Nomad News is supposed to be a good newsreader according to the reviews, and it handles alt.binaries newsgroups and yEnc.
by Slaugh
Sat Jan 27, 2007 9:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: SATA drives shown as removable?
Replies: 5
Views: 2720

by Slaugh
Sat Jan 27, 2007 9:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: installing OS
Replies: 3
Views: 2217

If you could find a Windows XP Pro CD (not a Corporate version but a retail or OEM version), it's possible to reinstall the OS using the CD Key provided by HP. The recovery CD normally reinstalls the OS and all the default applications. The last time I saw an HP recovery CD, there was no i386 forder...
by Slaugh
Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:01 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Frizzbee Hard disk Cooler from Nexus
Replies: 1
Views: 1739

Frizzbee Hard disk Cooler from Nexus

Nexus is now offering a HDD cooler called the "Frizzbee Hard disk Cooler" . It's supposedly inaudible but I'm a bit skeptical. It uses a 60mm fan (sleeve bearing) @ 1500 RPM, an Nexus claims that the noise level is below 15 dBA. If it's true, it could be a good complement to HDD suspension, but 15 d...
by Slaugh
Mon Jan 01, 2007 9:49 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: LCD Monitor at 2048x1280?
Replies: 11
Views: 5930

There's also a good article on Behardware : Close Encounters of the Third Kind: SED [...] In fact, SED seems to be the natural son of TFT and CRT monitors. It combines the thinness of the first and the qualities of the second and improves them. Like cathode-ray tube TVs, SED technology is based on t...
by Slaugh
Mon Jan 01, 2007 9:30 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Weird coold boot issue - Hard drive related?
Replies: 5
Views: 1721

The first thing you should do is to turn off the automatic restart feature. Your computer reboots on startup because of a BSOD, and Windows is by default configured to reboot your computer when this occurs. In the control panel, double-click on the "System" icon, then, under the "Advanced" tab, clic...
by Slaugh
Fri Dec 22, 2006 10:09 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Finger Mouse
Replies: 3
Views: 3877

Sounds like the perfect complement to the Kitty keyboard (Keyboard Independent Touch Typing Technology) :lol:

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by Slaugh
Fri Dec 22, 2006 9:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retarded Mistakes we have all made
Replies: 35
Views: 14787

Two days ago, I spent a good 30 minutes to figure out why the Internet was not working... This computer was infected and I had to manually clean it outside Windows. When I tried to go on the Internet after the system was cleaned, it didn't work... Thinking that I've missed something, I ran WinsockXP...
by Slaugh
Sat Dec 02, 2006 11:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Constant disk access on Windows XP SP2
Replies: 17
Views: 6993

If you have a SATA HDD, you could try to change the "write caching and safe removal" settings in the device manager. In the device manager, double-click on your HDD to access its properties, then under the "Policies" tab, make sure that "Optimize for quick removal" is selected. By default, the other...
by Slaugh
Thu Nov 23, 2006 12:55 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Liquid-Metal as a thermal compound.
Replies: 2
Views: 1463

Check this thread to see what this stuff did to a CNPS7000B-Cu LED... Poor Zalman! :shock:
by Slaugh
Sun Nov 19, 2006 8:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anyone know about how keyboard & #pad keymapping works?
Replies: 6
Views: 3620

This site might be useful...

One Handed Keyboards and One Hand Typing Options

On this site, you'll find keyboards like the FrogPad and this half-keyboard that was already mentioned in another thread:

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by Slaugh
Sat Nov 18, 2006 12:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Backing up Oblivion save data?
Replies: 3
Views: 4421

Simply backup the savegame directory and recopy it after you reinstall the game. Directory of savegames: C:\Documents and Settings\ User \My Documents\My Games\Oblivion\Saves Directory of mods: C:\Documents and Settings\ User \Local Settings\Application Data\Oblivion Where "User" is the name of your...
by Slaugh
Wed Nov 15, 2006 7:39 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Memory module needs (when main GPU die is water cooled)
Replies: 3
Views: 2145

Zalman offers an optional aluminium VGA RAM waterblock (ZM-RWB1) that is compatible with GeForce 7800/7900 and ATI X1800/X1900 cards. If you really want to watercool the RAM on your ATI card, this will do the trick, but it will also restrict the water flow a bit. I don't know if the X1900 RAM really...
by Slaugh
Sun Oct 29, 2006 2:10 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Does a low profile passive cooling solution exist?
Replies: 5
Views: 2736

Leadtek is about to release a fanless 7600GT which doesn't take up an extra slot. I saw this card on Matbe (translated) , but couldn't find it on the Leadtek website. According to Matbe, this card will be on the market in a few days for around 150 euros. Here are two pictures of that card: http://ww...
by Slaugh
Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:27 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Tiny ion pumps: The next generation cooling technology?
Replies: 8
Views: 3771

Tiny ion pumps: The next generation cooling technology?

This is from Nanotechwire.com , and it looks very promising! :) Tiny ion pump sets new standard in cooling hot computer microchips University of Washington researchers have succeeded in building a cooling device tiny enough to fit on a computer chip that could work reliably and efficiently with the ...
by Slaugh
Mon Sep 11, 2006 2:09 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel's BTX form factor is dead
Replies: 8
Views: 2661

Intel's BTX form factor is dead

This is from Hexus.net Intel shuffles BTX in to its deep dark closest Intel called a meeting in Taipei with the mainboard and chassis manufacturers, our Willy managed to stealthfully get the gossip from the meeting and, we have some very interesting beans for all to gander upon. Interestingly enough...
by Slaugh
Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:43 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright HR-01 vs. XP-120 and Ultra-120 @ PC Perspective
Replies: 2
Views: 1723

Thermalright HR-01 vs. XP-120 and Ultra-120 @ PC Perspective

PC Perspective wrote an article about 3 Thermalright coolers: the HR-01 , the XP-120 and the Ultra-120 . They were trying to find out if the HR-01, which is designed for passive cooling, was better than the XP-120 and the Ultra-120. They tested the HR-01 with, and without a Thermalright 120mm fan d...
by Slaugh
Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:03 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Motherboard Chipset Cooler Roundup @ Madshrimps
Replies: 6
Views: 4498

Motherboard Chipset Cooler Roundup @ Madshrimps

Madshrimps reviewed and compared 6 chipset coolers, including the new Zalman and Thermalright coolers. A nForce4 SLI motherboard, an Athlon 64 3200+ (Winchester), a Geforce 6600GT, and a Zalman CNPS 7000-Cu were used for this roundup. Here are the contenders: Zalman ZM-NBF47 Thermalright HR-05 Cool...
by Slaugh
Mon Jul 31, 2006 2:19 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator 2 review [updated]
Replies: 47
Views: 30753

Black part will be anodised aluminium. I'd guess the black section is a two-pass radiator, the water flows along the bottom , up the opposite side and returns along the top (or vice versa). That photo does make it look like it's just the tube, but the pump connections are unclear, and what would be...
by Slaugh
Fri Jul 28, 2006 9:30 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Extra cooling for the Zalman Reserator @ CES 2006
Replies: 13
Views: 6838

There's a short review of the Zalman ZM-RF1 on matbe (translated) . Here are the temperatures they measured on a P4 3.4 Ghz (Northwood): http://www.matbe.com/images/biblio/art_zalman-zm-rf1-de-l-air-pour-le-rese/000000041903.png And here are the sound levels recorded: http://www.matbe.com/images/bib...
by Slaugh
Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:52 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: What PSU do you guys use?
Replies: 10
Views: 5378

I have an Antec Phantom 350, and I'm using a Zalman Reserator for my watercooling... With this setup, and an undervolted Nexus 120mm fan, my computer is almost silent at any load! :D
by Slaugh
Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Finger-wear-out and things that can be done about it
Replies: 9
Views: 5420

Chris Chan wrote:Another idea: type / mouse with your feet. I'm sufficiently pododextrous to do so.
Apparently, it's possible! :lol:

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by Slaugh
Wed Jul 12, 2006 5:28 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Any sign of the i-RAM 2?
Replies: 16
Views: 5550

The Tech Report reviewed the Super Talent's IDE flash drive and compared it with four Seagate Momentus, a Barracuda 7200.9, a Western Digital Scorpio, two Hitachi Travelstar, and the Fujitsu MHV2040AT. Right now, these drives are not very good performers, but they are dead silent, without any mecha...
by Slaugh
Tue Jul 11, 2006 8:05 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ATI/Nvidia/mobo makers - suggestion - you won't listen tho'
Replies: 16
Views: 4916

I don't think you'll find all these features on a single mATX board... But if you're going for an ATX board and have a lot of money to spend, these new monsters from Asus are feature-packed: Asus M2N32 WS (Professional Main Station Series Motherboard) - AMD Socket AM2 - NVIDIA nForce® 590 SLI™ MC...
by Slaugh
Sun Jul 09, 2006 8:55 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Cool'N'Quiet - Can someone help me out?
Replies: 7
Views: 2420

grenadier, did you receive my private message?
by Slaugh
Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:57 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Anyone else waiting for CPU-Day July 23?
Replies: 25
Views: 8012

The fact that the AM2 socket will also support the next generation CPUs (AM3), does make them look attractive for a longer term punt. Yes it's true, but with some limitations... Socket AM2 Forward Compatible With AM3 CPUs : As we also mentioned earlier, Greyhound will be the first desktop processor...
by Slaugh
Tue Jul 04, 2006 3:10 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright MST-9775, an affordable cooler for socket 775
Replies: 6
Views: 2653

Digital-Daily took two pictures of the MST-9775 at Computex: http://www.3dnews.ru/documents/computex4/tr/thermalright-mst-9775.jpg http://www.3dnews.ru/documents/computex4/tr/thermalright-mst-9775-w-fan.jpg Specifications: Dimensions: 103 x 94 x 56.4 mm; Weight: 425 g (with a fan); Recommended fan:...