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by markanini
Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: [New build] Kindly requesting advice :-)
Replies: 36
Views: 4374

Re: [New build] Kindly requesting advice :-)

What's your chosen mobo? I'd make sure to get a 2 oz copper PCB board for the Silver Arrow. I think Luca is right about using low voltage ram. Otherwise it looks like a sweet build.

EDIT:Saw you were going with Asus Maximus IV now. Probably the best choice for what you want.
by markanini
Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 280 OMG!
Replies: 40
Views: 21000

Re: Antec 280 OMG!

The only disadvantage I see for the P280 over Define R3 are the open top vents. Fractal include their ModuVents: http://www.tweak.dk/images/2010/review/1141/tweak_dk_fractal_design_refiner2_27.JPG Anyone have an idea how one would hack together something similar? EDIT: Should be in by mid-December i...
by markanini
Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:05 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 280 OMG!
Replies: 40
Views: 21000

Re: Antec 280 OMG!

Argh, wish Antec released this before my SB upgrade. Looks sweet.
by markanini
Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:51 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Looking for quiet cooling for Antec p183, advice appreciated
Replies: 48
Views: 7653

Re: Looking for quiet cooling for Antec p183, advice appreci

If prices are any cheaper and you wont use dual SLI consider Gigbayte UD4 to be a solid alternative to Asus for the mobo.
by markanini
Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 3TB Drives
Replies: 3
Views: 1640

Re: 3TB Drives

I have the 3TB WD GP and its not whisper quiet like my 1.5TB(same acoustics as the 2TB). Right now the 2TB WD GP and Hitachi 5K3000 2TB are the only large capacity drives that are up to SPCR standards.
by markanini
Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Unexplainable tempurature rise from 2500k
Replies: 40
Views: 4058

Re: Unexplainable tempurature rise from 2500k

Already jonesing for Noctua C14 though. Noctua C14, well maybe. The hot ticket right now seems to be the Thermalright HR-02 Macho, which my local dealer has for about two-thirds of the price of the C14. Yeah, it's not value champ. I used a TR SI-120 for my s478 and s775 systems so I might be a bit ...
by markanini
Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Got some advice for my new (gaming) build?
Replies: 80
Views: 6800

Motherboards

For your consideration, Asus and Gigabyte use 2oz copper PCB compared to standard 1oz which is good news for those nice heatsinks that approach 1 kilogram. Gigabyte uses cooler running Driver-Mosfets for for the voltage regulator circuit. Might bring some small advantage in a standard ATX case with ...
by markanini
Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair VX 450W - Is this noise normal?
Replies: 2
Views: 749

Re: Corsair VX 450W - Is this noise normal?

Turns out only C1E and higher C states caused the chirping noises. SpeedStep/EIST can still be active for an excellent power consumption reduction at light loads. I achieved this by disbling C-states in BIOS and running ThrottleStop with the following options:
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by markanini
Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Unexplainable tempurature rise from 2500k
Replies: 40
Views: 4058

Re: Unexplainable tempurature rise from 2500k

Sorry guys turns out it's normal for Prime95 in-place mode to vary the temperature, the same applies for Blend mode. IntelBurnTest(same as LinX basicaly) really heats up the processor, reaching 78C max in standard mode with the stock cooler at (constant)1200rpm and a Nexus 120mm at 700rpm for side i...
by markanini
Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Unexplainable tempurature rise from 2500k
Replies: 40
Views: 4058

Re: Unexplainable tempurature rise from 2500k

I think that you have just to do what HFat already suggested (providing that I have well understood him): disable any fan control and run the fans at 100%, disable any power saving feature in BIOS, then run your tests. Use the specific OCCT PSU test in order to check voltage stability (see the resu...
by markanini
Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:31 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Unexplainable tempurature rise from 2500k
Replies: 40
Views: 4058

Re: Unexplainable tempurature rise from 2500k

I could see the concern for temp readings accuracy for a previous generation processor, but for Sandy Bridge? Or could the board be messing those up? I don't have suitable equipment to measure the heatsink temps.
by markanini
Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Unexplainable tempurature rise from 2500k
Replies: 40
Views: 4058

Re: Unexplainable tempurature rise from 2500k

Didn't except different result but I have one less thing to rule out with certainty now. Klusu, What could we learn by measuring HS temp and power draw? On a diffident note, could the PSU have a part in the temp rise by feeding off-voltages to the board? EDIT: Damn, wish I payed attention this graph...
by markanini
Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Unexplainable tempurature rise from 2500k
Replies: 40
Views: 4058

Re: Unexplainable tempurature rise from 2500k

Okay I connected the fan header to a PSU molex connector via an adaptor. Same results.
by markanini
Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:09 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Unexplainable tempurature rise from 2500k
Replies: 40
Views: 4058

Re: Unexplainable tempurature rise from 2500k

It's been connected to the 3-pin header since day one, I discovered the fan could spin at ~800rpm minimum compared to ~1000rpm minimum from the 4-pin header. It stays at constant ~1500rpm IIRC after a few minutes of Prime95. Nevertheless I'll see if anything changes when my True Rev. C arrives and h...
by markanini
Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New Build, need fan advice
Replies: 17
Views: 2179

Re: New Build, need fan advice

Nevermind
by markanini
Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Unexplainable tempurature rise from 2500k
Replies: 40
Views: 4058

Re: Unexplainable tempurature rise from 2500k

You know, the more I look at your graphs, the more I think the PWM settings are wonky. The Prime95 graphs show the temperature spiking, then drooping. Mine do NOT do that, and I've never seen that on any of my machines, ever. P95 always causes that curving ramp up until it hits a zone of a few degr...
by markanini
Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Sanity check build I'm about to buy?
Replies: 43
Views: 5937

Re: Sanity check build I'm about to buy?

The stock cooler is adequate but that's it. The fan has an irregular tonal quality even when spinned down so I'd recommend replacing it, personally.
by markanini
Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:24 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Unexplainable tempurature rise from 2500k
Replies: 40
Views: 4058

Re: Unexplainable tempurature rise from 2500k

When run with default settings, most variants of Prime95 (eg, OCCT) alternate between small and large FFTs. Small FFTs generally fit in the CPU cache and run hotter. Large FFTs thrash the cache, so the CPU cores spend more time waiting on memory fetches. What specific Asrock board do you have? Do y...
by markanini
Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:19 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Unexplainable tempurature rise from 2500k
Replies: 40
Views: 4058

Re: Unexplainable tempurature rise from 2500k

xan_user wrote:the heater in the house kicked on? :wink:
:lol:
I wish!
by markanini
Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:58 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Unexplainable tempurature rise from 2500k
Replies: 40
Views: 4058

Re: Unexplainable tempurature rise from 2500k

Just for fun, what heatsink and CPU fan are you using? Why the same one Anandtech used to overclock a 2500k to 4.5GHz, Intel stock cooler. :wink: That said I'm avaiting delivery of a Thermalright True Rev. C. Theres a setting in UEFI called 'power saving mode' that applies a conservative undervolt ...
by markanini
Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Unexplainable tempurature rise from 2500k
Replies: 40
Views: 4058

Re: Unexplainable tempurature rise from 2500k

Ran another Prime95 sesson and kept an eye on the multiplier in Realtemp as well as Intels monitoring utility suggested by lodestar. Stays at x34 throughout. Baseclock stays at a stable 99.78MHz after a minute or two of Prime95. As expected, sadly (would have been a pleasant surprise if not).
by markanini
Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:03 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Unexplainable tempurature rise from 2500k
Replies: 40
Views: 4058

Re: Unexplainable tempurature rise from 2500k

TurboBoost kicking in ? It kicks in if a certain performace/heat is right, right ? Someone should slap you guys for not knowing how TurboBoost operates. :P Turboboost doesn't apply here as all cores are fully loaded. Here are the results of my testing: http://i.imgur.com/hZ9m0.png Graph starts with...
by markanini
Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Unexplainable tempurature rise from 2500k
Replies: 40
Views: 4058

Re: Unexplainable tempurature rise from 2500k

HFat wrote:Or something loading the GPU.
Now, why didn't I think of that! Being on the same die as the CPU it would certainly explain the rapid temperature rise. I've got some testing to do...
by markanini
Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Unexplainable tempurature rise from 2500k
Replies: 40
Views: 4058

Unexplainable tempurature rise from 2500k

I recently built a Sandy bridge system for my self, details in my signature. I'm getting an unexplainable sudden tempurature rise after runnuing Prime95 for approx 17-18 mins: http://imgur.com/RiBBc.png If I stop Prime95 and run it again the CPU tempuratures drop down to normal: http://imgur.com/Pxp...
by markanini
Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:50 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Hard mounted HDDs in Fractal Define R3/R2
Replies: 2
Views: 960

Re: Hard mounted HDDs in Fractal Define R3/R2

I still have the old Sonata I which came with stiffer black rubber grommets. AFAICT The Sonata III came with the same white soft rubber grommets and longer screws like the Solo/P150 but otherwise unchanged trays. If you have Sonata I/II trays Antec has the newer white grommets as a separate part. Wi...
by markanini
Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Hard mounted HDDs in Fractal Define R3/R2
Replies: 2
Views: 960

Hard mounted HDDs in Fractal Define R3/R2

Today I re-arranged my room and found the hard drives more audible than before. It's a type of constant low frequency noise as well as a low thud during seeks. If you read the review by Lawrence Lee he hints at the HDD trays having a resemblance to Antec side mounted trays. I discovered it was not o...
by markanini
Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Improving airflow and cooling in old Antec Solo
Replies: 24
Views: 3293

Re: Improving airflow and cooling in old Antec Solo

Good to know. I'll give the push-pull config a try and report back. As you can see from my sig. I've already indulged in some OC'ing, mostly for fun though. At stock my apps run so much faster than before. Certainly has been a worthwhile upgrade so far performance-wise. Very content with the on-chip...
by markanini
Wed Oct 19, 2011 5:45 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Improving airflow and cooling in old Antec Solo
Replies: 24
Views: 3293

Re: Improving airflow and cooling in old Antec Solo

http://i.imgur.com/xxA9i.jpg So here we are now. The Z68 SSD cahing didnt turn out to be applicable for me. I'm rather impressed by i5 onboard graphics though, video neither tears or jekrs, some flash video streams looks higher quality than they did in the 9800GT. Haven't gotten to OC-ing yet. Stil...
by markanini
Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair VX 450W - Is this noise normal?
Replies: 2
Views: 749

Re: Corsair VX 450W - Is this noise normal?

I was plagued by the same chirpy cricketey noise. I had to play with C1E, Speedstep and Thermal Monitor settings in BIOS to get rid of it on my VX450. Yours seems awful loud though but maybe the microphone is more sensitive to high frequencies. If the BIOS settings doesnt help consider an RMA, Corsi...