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by erikt
Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:50 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: tour of my setup
Replies: 8
Views: 5953

OK, I must be doing something really stupid or I simply don't know what ppd stands for. How can you get 6360 points-per-day out of an Atom? I'm getting ~1900 ppd from my Opteron 1216 and you've got me wondering if I can't somehow bump that up. ET How about with a GTS 250 :wink: : Another micro-atx ...
by erikt
Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:42 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: tour of my setup
Replies: 8
Views: 5953

OK, I must be doing something really stupid or I simply don't know what ppd stands for. How can you get 6360 points-per-day out of an Atom?

I'm getting ~1900 ppd from my Opteron 1216 and you've got me wondering if I can't somehow bump that up.

ET
by erikt
Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:49 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Welcome new members
Replies: 561
Views: 467963

Re: XSquirrel3 & etrounce rejoin!

NeilBlanchard wrote:XSquirrel3 rejoins SPCR Folds! And, so does etrounce!
Glad to be back!
I figured my file server was on 24/7 anyway, might as well contribute.
erikt/etrounce
by erikt
Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:29 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: HTPC : which one of these would you choose
Replies: 22
Views: 5461

I would love to go Intel but the limited A/V receiver support has me going the AMD route. Sorry? Are you referring to the repeater bug? That's been fixed. Also, it was never an issue for those using AnyDVD-HD. ET I'm not planning on ripping BD movies on a 32GB SSD and the last I read on this Anandt...
by erikt
Fri Oct 03, 2008 5:08 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: HTPC : which one of these would you choose
Replies: 22
Views: 5461

Asus P5Q-EM + E7200 Dear Erikt, Is your system hot? How about the power consumption, is it high? I run no intake fans, and my only exhaust fan is the PSU fan. So far, I've encountered no instabilities. I haven't checked the temperatures since I first built this machine, but they were reasonable, at...
by erikt
Thu Oct 02, 2008 5:00 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: HTPC : which one of these would you choose
Replies: 22
Views: 5461

Scoop wrote:I would love to go Intel but the limited A/V receiver support has me going the AMD route.
Sorry? Are you referring to the repeater bug? That's been fixed. Also, it was never an issue for those using AnyDVD-HD.

ET
by erikt
Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:58 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: HTPC : which one of these would you choose
Replies: 22
Views: 5461

My understanding is that 5.1 DD and DTS works fine over S/PDIF output on the 780G boards, though. So the real issue is not no surround sound, just no surround sound over HDMI. Not quite true. As I originally said, many BR discs only provide a TrueHD or DD+ soundtrack. The fall-back position is a 2....
by erikt
Wed Oct 01, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: HTPC : which one of these would you choose
Replies: 22
Views: 5461

From what I've read, 780G doesn't support HD audio over HDMI (it's basically S/PDIF over HDMI), so if you want to play BR over HDMI, I'd avoid that chipset. Yes, I know that many people claim there's no audible difference between DD/DTS and DD+/TrueHD, but many BR disks don't make it easy or even p...
by erikt
Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:47 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: HTPC : which one of these would you choose
Replies: 22
Views: 5461

From what I've read, 780G doesn't support HD audio over HDMI (it's basically S/PDIF over HDMI), so if you want to play BR over HDMI, I'd avoid that chipset. Yes, I know that many people claim there's no audible difference between DD/DTS and DD+/TrueHD, but many BR disks don't make it easy or even po...
by erikt
Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:54 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: HTPC : which one of these would you choose
Replies: 22
Views: 5461

Asus P5Q-EM + E7200
by erikt
Fri Apr 07, 2006 5:37 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Gigabyte's RAM drive card w/battery backup...
Replies: 348
Views: 162977

PizPump wrote:I know they're fairly spendy, but has anyone tried the 2gb RAM sticks with the I-Ram?

Could get you up to 8gb if they work...
Gigabyte states that the I-Ram only supports up to 4Gb. You have to wait
for I-Ram 2 for 8Gb.
erikt
by erikt
Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:35 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: I'm in Too !!!
Replies: 28
Views: 19612

I'm in (etrounce).
by erikt
Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:09 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Network Attached Storage rather than Drive Enclosures?
Replies: 31
Views: 12382

This was my first thought, as I have all the required parts to build this machine at home, other than an extra copy of XP. I was hoping to avoid having another machine to maintain, however. I do suppose that this method is by far the least expensive for me, as I already have everything needed, and ...
by erikt
Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:00 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Network Attached Storage rather than Drive Enclosures?
Replies: 31
Views: 12382

What I'd like to see: -enclosure sold without including any disks. -able to hold 2 or more drives of any ATA standard. modular might be good too for future growth -gigabit ethernet supported -uses a standard file sharing protocol so I can swap drives between my computer and the NAS device at will. ...
by erikt
Tue Dec 06, 2005 8:52 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What case? Lot's of disks...
Replies: 8
Views: 2330

Re: What case? Lot's of disks...

kamina wrote:P150 is not an option as it has too little power in the 5v
Do you really believe this is an issue? I'm running 8 HDDs off of a crappy,
generic 300W PSU and have not experienced any stability issues...
erikt
by erikt
Wed Nov 23, 2005 9:17 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best cooler for Nvidia 7800gtx?
Replies: 13
Views: 4469

I put a VF700 on my 7800GTX and it's definitely quieter than the stock
cooling, and it's running cooler than before.
erikt
by erikt
Wed Nov 16, 2005 7:27 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU too hot
Replies: 4
Views: 1565

A decent 240W PSU shouldn't have any trouble powering this system. I
ran a P4 3.0GHz with 6600GT system on a Seasonic 200W for a while...

That said, I'm guessing this isn't a great PSU....

erikt
by erikt
Wed Nov 09, 2005 12:49 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Good mATX PSU
Replies: 10
Views: 2771

I've used the Super-Versatile and the new 300W Seasonic which can be found from Power-On . I can heartily recommend either of these. I had both of them powering a P4 3.0G Northwood system with a 6600GT video card, AV-710 sound card, PVR-250, DVD-ROM, a single 7200rpm HDD, and a VFD. Never experience...
by erikt
Wed Nov 02, 2005 1:49 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't decide which 6600GT (AGP) to get. Help!
Replies: 11
Views: 3705

I've got the Gigabyte one in my HTPC (horizontal case) and I've been
very happy with it. It's mainly used for DVDs, but I play the occasional
game as well. No problems with overheating.
erikt
by erikt
Fri Oct 07, 2005 6:28 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: What I want in a HTPC
Replies: 7
Views: 3873

I think A-Tech Fabrication is the closest to getting it right so far: - full-ATX motherboard support - full-ATX PSU support (at least in the 4000EX) - slim-line CD/DVD drives - built-in IR receivers - built-in VFD/LCD/touch-screen - looks like a typical A/V unit, including size The only problem is p...
by erikt
Wed Aug 17, 2005 10:36 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7800 Stock Cooler dead quiet
Replies: 35
Views: 16651

From Arctic Cooling's web site: The NV Silencer 5 is basically compatible to the NVIDIA 7800 series boards except the power plug. You can take the power from the VGA board with connecting the black and red wire or you get the power from the PSU directly. Best is you buy a Y-cable for the 5.25" power...
by erikt
Tue Jul 26, 2005 5:18 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Anyone know of a source for the Scythe SCNJ-1000 Ninja?
Replies: 10
Views: 2482

I got mine from Performance PCs, no problems, shipped to Canada.
erikt
by erikt
Thu Jul 21, 2005 7:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet 400gb drive. Suggestions?
Replies: 11
Views: 3124

Here's another idea, build a cheap server machine and put all of your HDDs in there. Then put a 2.5" notebook drive in your HTPC. Hook the two up over a network, get the HTPC to automatically wake/suspend the server, and life's good and silent! I bet you could build a server for less than the price ...
by erikt
Mon Jul 18, 2005 5:19 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic 300W mATX available in NA
Replies: 0
Views: 733

Seasonic 300W mATX available in NA

Hi all, I've been waiting for this for a while now. Power-On is now carrying the Seasonic SS-300SFD PSU. This should be the 300W mATX (SFX?) power supply that received the 80 Plus certification (80% efficiency across entire operating range). As far as I can tell, they ship internationally. I've neve...
by erikt
Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:13 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe SCNJ-1000 Ninja heatsink
Replies: 179
Views: 150066

Re: Canadian supplier ?

Am interested in the Scythe Ninja 1000. Trying to find a canadian supplier. Searched my usual,ADPMods,FrontierPC,Quiet computer,Quiet PC. No listing, Thanks Scythe-USA lists QuietPC , Bigfoot Computers , NCIX , and ADPMods as Canadian suppliers. Try emailing them. The guy I spoke to at QuietPC said...
by erikt
Tue Jun 14, 2005 2:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How little is too little? (Power supply - Having some probs)
Replies: 12
Views: 3394

xxkrnxstylezxx wrote:Isn't a 350w PSU pushing it with these parts?
You're nowhere near 350w, and that's a quality PSU you have, so it will
have no trouble providing what your system needs. As I mentioned, I'm
running a more power-hungry system than yours off of a 200W PSU, with
no stability issues.

erikt
by erikt
Tue Jun 14, 2005 4:58 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How little is too little? (Power supply - Having some probs)
Replies: 12
Views: 3394

I find it hard to believe it's a lack of power. I'm running a P4 3.0G
(Northwood), 1Gb PC3200, and a 6600GT off of a Seasonic 200W PSU.

I'd focus at first on the Audigy. I've had lot's of trouble with Creative
drivers in the past.

erikt
by erikt
Mon Jun 06, 2005 5:58 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: watercooling supplier in canada
Replies: 4
Views: 2388

RB Computing seem to carry what you're looking for:

http://www.shoprbc.com/ca/shop/?cid=137

I use them a lot and have always been satisfied.

erikt
by erikt
Fri May 27, 2005 6:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for a narrow (< 15" deep) and quiet HTPC cas
Replies: 4
Views: 2113

I've got the A-Tech 5000, but the 4000 is quite similar. The 4000 should be really easy to keep quiet. With the 5000, I had to mod the PSU and lay the HDD on some foam. The A100BB can be kept fairly cool and quiet using a decent 80mm intake fan (Papst or Panaflow), and two undervolted 60mm exhaust f...
by erikt
Fri May 27, 2005 9:24 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for a narrow (< 15" deep) and quiet HTPC cas
Replies: 4
Views: 2113

Here are a couple I've tried: A-Tech Cases Athenatech A100BB Both are less than 15" deep. I love my A-Tech 5000, but it only takes a 2U PSU. The 4000 fits a regular ATX PSU. The A100BB served me well before I found the A-Tech, but only accepts mATX mainboards and PSUs, plus it only fits 60mm case fa...