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by tinnitusdave
Mon Aug 21, 2006 3:31 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: News: Choose an Energy Efficient Computer
Replies: 17
Views: 18422

Good article. Hope this is the right place to discuss this - I still regularly use for webbowsing and email an IBM thinkpad 560x (233mhz mmx) with 96mb ram. Measured with a Killawatt power meter, when plugged into the mains with the screen on full brightness (admittedly not as bright as modern scree...
by tinnitusdave
Sat Aug 19, 2006 11:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 477
Views: 641464

Have had a quick scan though most of the pages, haven't seen anything similar but sorry if this has already been covered.. What about those projection/virtual keyboards (one here) ? I guess they might be horrid to type on but would be very quiet if you projected them onto a reasonably soft surface. ...
by tinnitusdave
Tue Jun 14, 2005 3:33 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD vibration & noise reducing methods - ranked
Replies: 195
Views: 626006

Thera-band?
by tinnitusdave
Tue Jun 14, 2005 2:01 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: P3 866 undervolting success.
Replies: 8
Views: 3702

My wife's computer is an unusual HP Pavillion with an 800mhz Socket 370 PIII. It plays videos flawlessly with the on-board Intel i810 graphics. I recently removed the CPU fan and it sure does run a bit hot. (I don't know temperatures, I just know the touch-it-with-your-finger test. It's hot! But pe...
by tinnitusdave
Tue Jun 14, 2005 1:13 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: P3 866 undervolting success.
Replies: 8
Views: 3702

Forgot to mention, on this previouly celeron system (stock nec powermate es), I replaced the psu fan with a 60mmx15mm papst 612 fl, connected for 5v. Also, before the processor upgrade, I had another papst fan of the same model over the processor, also connected for 5v. When only these two fans were...
by tinnitusdave
Tue Jun 14, 2005 12:59 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: P3 866 undervolting success.
Replies: 8
Views: 3702

snap!

Believe it or not but I've just made exactly the same replacement, for almost the same reason! Unfortunately, it seems the p3 866mhz is still a bit too slow for playing full screen digital tv through my non-hardware card, but having said that I get better results under win xp than 2000, and I think ...
by tinnitusdave
Tue Jun 14, 2005 5:58 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: mobile athlon xp 1500/1800
Replies: 0
Views: 1877

mobile athlon xp 1500/1800

There are a couple of online retailers in the UK selling mobile athlon xps (1500 and 1800) for £20 - £30. I know that the newer mobile Barton's work on normal motherboards, but I'm not sure about these older mobile xps. So, does anyone know about the mobile athlon xp 1500/1800: a) If they work at al...
by tinnitusdave
Mon Jun 06, 2005 2:48 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: IMPORTANT: Poll for those with SAMSUNG Hard Drives
Replies: 169
Views: 159848

Noticeable whine (with case closed, about 1 metre away): whine Noticeable whine (with ear next to harddrive): loud whine Model Number: SP1604N Supplier: PC World, UK Month of purchase: 2005.06 Motor: JVC, no fdb stamp, 503188BD P/V80 2D R2 Revision: Rev. A Date of Manufacturing: darn, forgot to chec...