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by eclipsevv
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Coil whine from VDSL connection
Replies: 1
Views: 1336

Coil whine from VDSL connection

A few days ago, my system developed a very annoying, high frequency constant coil whine. I assumed it was the PSU in my PC and began investigating... but found out it was not the PSU at all. The whine was coming from my VDSL router. I assumed it was the power supply... wrong again, the whine is pres...
by eclipsevv
Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:48 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD Red 6TB and Red 1TB (2.5-inch) HDDs
Replies: 16
Views: 12097

Re: WD Red 6TB and Red 1TB (2.5-inch) HDDs

Idle noise is really excellent on the 6TB drive (much lower than I expected); I wonder if it's possible to use AAM to reduce seek noise.
by eclipsevv
Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 7850 reviews
Replies: 36
Views: 22954

Re: HD 7850 reviews

Further details after more tests, this could be useful if you choose this card (even with the issue, I definitely recommend it!). You cannot independently set 2D and 3D memory clocks on this card, but you can still use a workaround: AMD does not allow a memory clock more than 150MHz lower than the c...
by eclipsevv
Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 7850 reviews
Replies: 36
Views: 22954

Re: HD 7850 reviews

Just built a system with the Powercolor HD7850 SCS3. No problem at all with temperatures in a case with decent airflow (Antec P183 with two fans @800rpm); they reach 75°C after two hours at full load. The memory clock issue is still there, it's fixed by default at 1200MHz and idle power is high. How...
by eclipsevv
Sun May 08, 2005 10:36 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate 7200.8: NCQ and AAM
Replies: 6
Views: 4596

I'm not sure that you can disable NCQ -- if the controller supports it (as it does on the nForce4 SATA controller), then it is enabled. I did not find any way in the BIOS or any other way to disable or enable it. It should be something like "Configure SATA as" [AHCI | Standard IDE | RAID]; you shou...
by eclipsevv
Sun May 08, 2005 2:38 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate 7200.8: NCQ and AAM
Replies: 6
Views: 4596

Seagate 7200.8: NCQ and AAM

I was doing some research on various sites about the 7200.8 (I've just bought a 400GB SATA; I knew it was not the most silent choice, but I needed 400GB). Some sites are claiming the 7200.8 is much quieter than the 7200.7, some sites are saying it's louder. I also found a bit strange that enabling N...
by eclipsevv
Sun May 01, 2005 4:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Underclocking 2D
Replies: 9
Views: 3307

What application are you using to underclock your 9800Pro? What sort of passive cooling are you using? Did you replace the stock HSF, or did you disable the fan? I'm using ATItool; 150/150 is the default, it switches to 378/338 on 3D, then gets back to 150/150. I'm using a Zalman ZM-80C passive hea...
by eclipsevv
Thu Apr 28, 2005 11:37 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Underclocking 2D
Replies: 9
Views: 3307

I'm currently running my 9800Pro at 150/150 with completely passive cooling, without any artifacts, and with very low temperatures.