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by MassMan
Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: ASUS Strix GTX 1070 Hysteresis not working? Fan up and down
Replies: 1
Views: 1954

Re: ASUS Strix GTX 1070 Hysteresis not working? Fan up and d

Ok so dxdiag is too long for the 60000 character limit, trying to upload attachment instead.

.txt not an allowed extension. Uploading to sites instead

http://www.filedropper.com/dxdiag_20
http://www.megafileupload.com/8i3f/DxDiag.txt
by MassMan
Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: ASUS Strix GTX 1070 Hysteresis not working? Fan up and down
Replies: 1
Views: 1954

ASUS Strix GTX 1070 Hysteresis not working? Fan up and down

I bought a ASUS ROG Strix GTX 1070 a week ago, and everything about it is great, except when it has to go from idle to workload, and from workload to idle. Every time the fan ramps up and down multiple times for 2 short seconds as shown in this picture http://i.imgur.com/VAtvAVf.png It's most obviou...
by MassMan
Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1070 purchase advice
Replies: 11
Views: 4387

Re: GTX 1070 purchase advice

Ok so I guess that's more reading for me :)

I'm going for a 1070 since I tend to keep my GPU for +3 years, and I don't think the 1060 will hold up.
by MassMan
Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1070 purchase advice
Replies: 11
Views: 4387

GTX 1070 purchase advice

Hello, fellow silence lovers :) I am looking for some advice to upgrade my GPU since it's the obvious bottleneck in my system. First my sysinfo: Systeminfo os: Windows 10 mb: ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming cpu: Intel Core i5-6600K gpu: GTX 660 2 GB ram: HyperX Fury DDR4-2666, 16 GB ssd: Samsung 830 Series MZ-...
by MassMan
Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:50 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent-ish gaming build hardware advice (list included)
Replies: 4
Views: 2591

Re: Silent-ish gaming build hardware advice (list included)

If you want to ensure some level of quietness in idle states (non-gaming states?), you might want to consider Corsair RMi Series. 550W is more than enough. I have failed to turn on the fan on my Corsair RM650 even with my GTX 970, which implies that total power consumption in my main rig (which is ...
by MassMan
Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent-ish gaming build hardware advice (list included)
Replies: 4
Views: 2591

Silent-ish gaming build hardware advice (list included)

Hello, old SPCR enthusiast here, finally ready to upgrade from his old trustworthy core2. I plan to keep the new setup for at least +3 years, perhaps boosting the longevity with a GPU upgrade down the road. I do not plan on doing any crazy overclocking. Any input is greatly appreciated :) I based my...
by MassMan
Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How much power does an idling optical drive use?
Replies: 3
Views: 2501

How much power does an idling optical drive use?

Hello fellow perfectionists.

Is it worthwhile to disconnect the 4molex from your optical drive once you have installed windows and the few programs that still get distributed through a physical media? I haven't used my dvd drive in months.
by MassMan
Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Noisy headphones or noisy audio out?
Replies: 5
Views: 2462

Noisy headphones or noisy audio out?

Hi, I have 3 components that I use with my onboard sound (ASUS P5Q PRO): Behringer MS16 - pretty awesome studio speakers at an affordable price. Sennheiser HD500 - had these awesome headphones since 2003, but they're starting to break apart, literally. SteelSeries Flux - bought these headphones as a...
by MassMan
Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: GPU upgrade from 4850 to 7770 a good purchase? bought gtx660
Replies: 10
Views: 5161

Re: GPU upgrade from 4850 to 7770 a good purchase? bought gt

Getting 60fps in high setting at 1920x1080. Still getting some really annoying micro stutters, but it seems it's a bug they're working to fix.

And yeah it's pretty ridiculous... My old 4850 was +80 degrees idling in windows and +90 in-game. gtx660 is 30 degrees idling and 40 ingame heh
by MassMan
Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: GPU upgrade from 4850 to 7770 a good purchase? bought gtx660
Replies: 10
Views: 5161

Re: GPU upgrade from 4850 to 7770 a good purchase? bought gt

I bought a http://www.msi.com/product/vga/N660-TF-2GD5-OC.html and I can certainly recommend it. Even inside my rather old Antec P150 case it's silent and doesn't get too hot. Thanks for the advice to wait a bit.

(Sorry for mini-bump)
by MassMan
Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: GPU upgrade from 4850 to 7770 a good purchase? bought gtx660
Replies: 10
Views: 5161

Re: GPU upgrade from 4850 to 7770 a good purchase?

Thanks for the heads-up regarding new gtx's. I would prefer having an nvidia card since the catalyst drivers are weird. Half the resolutions are only filling 85% of the screen.

Here's hoping for a gtx competitive to 7850 ;)
by MassMan
Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: GPU upgrade from 4850 to 7770 a good purchase? bought gtx660
Replies: 10
Views: 5161

Re: GPU upgrade from 4850 to 7770 a good purchase?

Sorry for bump ;= I took your advice to heart and have decided to get a 7850. Below are the 27 choices in my region of the world. It seems there's no difference between the 1gb and the 2gb versions until you get into the 2048x1536 and above resolutions, which I wont be doing. I've read some reviews ...
by MassMan
Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: GPU upgrade from 4850 to 7770 a good purchase? bought gtx660
Replies: 10
Views: 5161

Re: GPU upgrade from 4850 to 7770 a good purchase?

I'm currently playing the game at 1364x768 at ultra-low settings with everything at low or off setting. My cpu cores are getting loaded ~50-60% on cpu1 and ~35-50% on cpu2. My gpu memory is 439mb dedicated and 75mb dynamic. I assume that would be higher if i didn't play in low resolution with ultra-...
by MassMan
Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: GPU upgrade from 4850 to 7770 a good purchase? bought gtx660
Replies: 10
Views: 5161

GPU upgrade from 4850 to 7770 a good purchase? bought gtx660

Systeminfo Windows 7 64bit case: Antec P150 cpu: CORE2 DUO E8500 3.16GHz gpu: 512 MB RADEON HD 4850 ram: OCZ 2x2 GB DDR2 PC2-8500/1066 MHz psu: Antec Neo HE 430 Watt (I also have a Seasonic S12-430w, Rev. 1a, but apperently it has lower amperage on 12v) ssd: Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC256N motherboar...
by MassMan
Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:27 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Onboard graphics AND expansion card?
Replies: 6
Views: 956

Onboard graphics AND expansion card?

Hi, been a while since I built a system and I noticed your test system has onboard gpu, so I've got 2 questions: Does it makes sense (noise/heat/money-wise) to get a motherboard with onboard GPU to use when idle/browsing/movie, and then a "real" graphics card for gaming use? Could it cause problems ...
by MassMan
Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 344041

Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey

AOC i2353Fh/Ph 23" IPS panel (review: http://www.flatpanelshd.com/review.php? ... 1325063822 )

Bought one and it's dead silent regardless of brightness setting.
by MassMan
Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Silencing Synology DS211j
Replies: 6
Views: 5907

Re: Silencing Synology DS211j

How do I enable AAM? There seems to be nothing in the Synology Storage Manager that can do it
by MassMan
Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:38 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Silencing Synology DS211j
Replies: 6
Views: 5907

Silencing Synology DS211j

Hi I'm the happy owner of a Synology DS211j ( official site ) I've got 2x 2tb western digital, WD20EARS-00MVWB0 The fan noise and the hdds spin sound is fine, but the seek noise is really really high. Probably because the hdds get screwed directly into the chassis. I have placed my Nas on 2 pieces o...
by MassMan
Sat Mar 24, 2007 11:54 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: CeBIT: Reserator XT and 2 GPU waterblocks
Replies: 2
Views: 3724

God that looks flashy and ugly. What happened to the nice sleek non-teeny designs of reserator 1 and 2?
by MassMan
Fri Jun 16, 2006 4:58 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: New Black Versions of Antec P180 & P150 Cases
Replies: 28
Views: 21196

http://www.antec.com/pdf/CaseComparison.pdf

Odd that P150 is listed as a "Quiet Mini Tower" while SOLO as "Mid Tower"
by MassMan
Fri May 12, 2006 11:10 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Tiny, Silent and Efficient: The picoPSU
Replies: 142
Views: 222159

Innovation = good
:)
by MassMan
Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:06 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12-330 Rev A3 (w/Sleeving) Review
Replies: 56
Views: 43301

I really miss mudular cable management. The only components I have in my computer that require cables from the psu are 2 sata drives and (of course) motherboard (using external usb dvd burner). The rest of the cables are just tucked away.

The removal of floppy cables is a good thing though.
by MassMan
Thu Apr 13, 2006 12:29 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P150 rear 120mm grille noise
Replies: 3
Views: 1614

Could just use some sort of thread. Sewing thread or the like. Works fine for me :D
by MassMan
Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:48 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: s12 430w: Noisy fan
Replies: 14
Views: 4385

It reports ~760rpm but I don't know if the readings are correct. The noise that the psu fan generates is WAY more than the antec 3000b case fan at low setting and the cpu nexus fan at 700rpm.
by MassMan
Wed Apr 12, 2006 9:25 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: s12 430w: Noisy fan
Replies: 14
Views: 4385

There is no difference with PS fan RPM sensor plugged into the motherboard or not.

But how do I see the rpm of the psu? In bios there's only 3 fanspeed monitors: CPU, CHA1, CHIP.

Using bios 1001 btw..
by MassMan
Tue Apr 11, 2006 2:09 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: s12 430w: Noisy fan
Replies: 14
Views: 4385

s12 430w: Noisy fan

My Seasonic s12 430w Rev. 1a is very noisy for some odd reason. It is by far the loudest surce of noise in my system and it never ramps up or down, it just stays at the same level all the time. I don't know if it has been this way always or if it is a problem that started recently as I only switched...
by MassMan
Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:56 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus A8N-E, Cool & Quiet doesn't work
Replies: 5
Views: 2324

I have nvidia ntune installed (not using it though), other than that it's a three day old fresh xp sp2 install.
by MassMan
Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:30 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus A8N-E, Cool & Quiet doesn't work
Replies: 5
Views: 2324

Asus A8N-E, Cool & Quiet doesn't work

For some reason I can't get CnC to work, the cpu speed stays at 2ghz. I have installed version 1.2.2.2 cnc drivers from Asus' homepage and set Power scheme to Minimal Power Management. Both CnC and ACPI APIC support are enabled in bios, but I don't know if the Hyper Transport freq should be left at ...
by MassMan
Thu Dec 01, 2005 11:18 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 120mm fan in Denmark
Replies: 5
Views: 1837

120mm fan in Denmark

Hello fellow audiophiles. I need some advice on a 120mm cpu fan for xp-120 or Scythe ninja, cooling a non-oc venice a64 3200+. 120mm fans @ edbpriser.dk The options are quite limited in Denmark, in fact, the only fan that seems to be recognisable is the Nexus but it's quite pricy (incl transport it'...