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by Bobendren
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: is SPCR dead due to technology advances?
Replies: 43
Views: 64249

Re: is SPCR dead due to technology advances?

there are others like Biostar and Supermicro that has started to make consumer mobos. I do miss Intel, Abit and DFI. yeah me to i actually owned a dfi what happened to abit and dfi? bankruptcy? which of the 4 msi asrom gigabyte asus is highest quality? asus seems most expensive I still own an Abit ...
by Bobendren
Sun May 11, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Sleep Mode Power Consumption?
Replies: 7
Views: 5457

Awesome, thanks for the replies guys! I'll stick with sleep mode then. :)
by Bobendren
Sun May 11, 2008 3:22 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: FTool Doesn't Detect WD 320GB - working, got some results.
Replies: 2
Views: 1191

I couldn't find out what the issue was, but I plugged my hard drive into my brother's PC and managed to enable AAM...wow, what a difference! At least half as noisy as it was before. I can barely hear seeks now, although it is suspended with elastic. Some HD Tach results (average of 3 runs): Without ...
by Bobendren
Sun May 11, 2008 1:38 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Sleep Mode Power Consumption?
Replies: 7
Views: 5457

Well the northbridge heatsink is cool to the touch, and all the fans switch off, so it can't be drawing as much power as it does in idle.

A power meter would be a good idea, but that would involve money and/or effort. I was hoping someone here had already done some testing :D
by Bobendren
Fri May 09, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Sleep Mode Power Consumption?
Replies: 7
Views: 5457

Sleep Mode Power Consumption?

Hi all, I've recently upgraded to Vista and have started using it's sleep mode instead of switching my pc off at night. It starts up much quicker this way. How does the power consumption differ? By switching off my pc i mean it's off, but still plugged in and switched on at the wall socket - so that...
by Bobendren
Fri May 09, 2008 3:14 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: FTool Doesn't Detect WD 320GB - working, got some results.
Replies: 2
Views: 1191

FTool Doesn't Detect WD 320GB - working, got some results.

Hi there, I've got a Western Digital SATAII 3200AAKS OEM drive. I'm trying to enable AAM but Hitachi's Feature Tool can't detect the drive. It says scanning for IDE devices and finds nothing. I initially had the drive set to IDE mode in the bios, but since then i've changed it to AHCI, but it still ...
by Bobendren
Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:53 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Abit iP35 dark raider and the molex connector
Replies: 3
Views: 1270

Hi there

I've got the same motherboard and have never plugged in the addtional molex connector. So far I haven't had any troubles. I posted this same question on the abit forums, and they reckoned it was ok to leave it unplugged.

I've got an E6750 @ 3.2Ghz and X1950Pro, if that makes any difference.
by Bobendren
Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AC Accelero S1 is the BEST cooler for 8800GT / ATI38?0 cards
Replies: 221
Views: 124027

I concur! Ordered one for my X1950GT. I looked at those same two reviews before buying.
by Bobendren
Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 fits HD3850?
Replies: 2
Views: 1778

Awesome, thanks so much!

I've got a 1950GT at the moment, but i'm thinking of upgrading. If it fits both the 1950 and 3850 then I won't have to worry about buying a new cooler.
by Bobendren
Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:21 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 fits HD3850?
Replies: 2
Views: 1778

Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 fits HD3850?

Hi,

As the title states, will the Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 fit the HD3850?

Sorry if this has already been asked, but I searched and couldn't find anything.
by Bobendren
Sat Nov 17, 2007 10:11 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI P35 board w/6 fan headers
Replies: 1
Views: 1202

Re: MSI P35 board w/6 fan headers

It's a good board. Download the manual have a squizz. I'm almost 100% sure only 2 of the fan headers can be controlled through the bios and therefore speedfan as well.
by Bobendren
Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:36 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 7200.10 ST3320620AS vs. WD3200AAKS
Replies: 9
Views: 5663

I've had experience with a number of 7200.10 drives as well as the 5000AAKS and 3200KS. I would definitely recommend the WD's over the Seagates when noise is the major concern.
by Bobendren
Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:49 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which Thermalright Cooler? I'm less confused :/
Replies: 11
Views: 4183

Thanks for the heads up nick! I either know exactly what you're talking about or have no clue what so ever. I'm pretty sure it's the former though. :D I was hoping this thing would arrive on friday, but now it's only coming on monday. Oh noes...
by Bobendren
Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:59 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which Thermalright Cooler? I'm less confused :/
Replies: 11
Views: 4183

Re: Which Thermalright Cooler? I'm less confused :/

Right click -> Insert -> Lame Harry Potter Pun. I've never seen any Harry Potter films or read any of the books, so that one's lost on me I'm afraid. :P I suppose you could say some of a 120mm fan's airflow is "wasted" on the Ultima-90 (actually not a very big segment in practice), but you could eq...
by Bobendren
Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:39 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which Thermalright Cooler? I'm less confused :/
Replies: 11
Views: 4183

Re: Which Thermalright Cooler? I'm so confused :(

You can mount a 120mm fan on the Ultima-90, as well as a 92mm (it comes with clips for both), and it works very well - I guess the efficient heatpipe layout more than compensates for its relative lack of fin area. I wouldn't bother with a 92mm, unless you're squeezed for space. Seems a waste though...
by Bobendren
Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:44 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which Thermalright Cooler? I'm less confused :/
Replies: 11
Views: 4183

Ultima 90 doesn't lack much behind Ultra 120 and Ultra 120 eXtreme's results. It should be considered worth while. I am also very satisfied with my TR SI-128 SE. 510 grams. But I am not sure if Topdown cooler fits for your needs. I like the tower designs as keeping all the airflow parallel would se...
by Bobendren
Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:33 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which Thermalright Cooler? I'm less confused :/
Replies: 11
Views: 4183

Which Thermalright Cooler? I'm less confused :/

OK, i have a standard ATX AOpen case with 1x120mm fan at the back. I'm going to make a duct to the front of the case for the PSU (NeoHE 430W) I may also separate the bottom "layer" from the rest of the case, so that the gfx card (1950GT with HR-03 or S1 - don't know which here) and the hard drive ar...
by Bobendren
Fri Oct 12, 2007 5:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Another "Choosing my new system" topic
Replies: 7
Views: 2664

Re: Another "Choosing my new system" topic

[*] Asus P5B Plus motherboard As already suggested, rather go for a P35 based board. My suggestions... Gigabyte DS3 or DS3R Asus P5K or P5K-E Abit IP35-E or IP35 (just bought myself one of these. still waiting for ram and gfx card to arrive though) [*] Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320Go The P182 case ...
by Bobendren
Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:33 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fan control for MSI 8600GTS?
Replies: 10
Views: 6574

Didn't it come with a program from MSI? Like CoreCell for their motherboards?
by Bobendren
Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:15 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: 8800GTS ducting with HR-03+ in P182
Replies: 12
Views: 9388

Very nice, but you need to make a seal around the edge of the heatsink with the fan - it would be much more effective this way.
by Bobendren
Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:57 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Proposed New System, Please tell me what you think.
Replies: 2
Views: 1442

The S1 isn't available locally though, so once you add on all the costs of importing, it'll probably work out to the same price. But with that said, I really like the S1. For anyone interested in comparing the two, i found this really in depth review: http://www.abchw.com/node/19 The S1 does a much ...
by Bobendren
Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:13 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Proposed New System, Please tell me what you think.
Replies: 2
Views: 1442

Proposed New System, Please tell me what you think.

Hi all, I want to put together a new pc with the following components: *Abit IP35 (not the E version) - the double boot issue has been fixed. Fan control from bios and speedfan, i'll see which works the best. *Intel E6750 - only slightly more expensive than E6550 and it'll allow me to run the chipse...
by Bobendren
Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:18 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: More P35 Goodness!
Replies: 7
Views: 4050

the heatsink for the northbridge isn't connected to the other heatsinks via heatpipe, which should make it alot easier to swap. I've also read somewhere that it's also the only one of the three IP35 boards that uses pci-e x1 for the gigabit lan instead of pci, which some people say makes a large di...
by Bobendren
Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:44 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Abit IP35 Pro FanEQ works how? Linear?
Replies: 12
Views: 4414

@Bobendren: Do you happen to have uGuru in Windows? Disable the fan monitoring before you play with the settings in BIOS. I recall I had this problem a couple times when my BIOS settings didn't jive with uGuru settings in Windows. Geez, I'm only seeing this now a month later. I'll give it a try. Th...
by Bobendren
Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:36 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: X1950GT : Fan Control and HR-03 Compatibility?
Replies: 4
Views: 1814

Yup, it's adjustable, but it's not really helpful. The stock cooling is so horrible that you need the fan at 100% when the card is loaded... And then it's loud. It's so damn loud that I get ringing in my ears very soon. I even hear it through my headphones with reasonable volume settings. You might...
by Bobendren
Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:33 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: X1950GT : Fan Control and HR-03 Compatibility?
Replies: 4
Views: 1814

Geez, just thread your whole thread! Shame man, i feel your pain. I googled the the exact model number of the card i'm looking at (11103-00-51R). First link it returns is this: http://www.alza.cz/sada-ati-sapphire-radeon-x1950gt-ghost-recon:-advanced-warfighter-2-d80364.htm The power circuitry is de...
by Bobendren
Thu Sep 20, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: X1950GT : Fan Control and HR-03 Compatibility?
Replies: 4
Views: 1814

X1950GT : Fan Control and HR-03 Compatibility?

Hi all, I'm looking at buying the Sapphire X1950GT. It's around the same price as a 8600GT but with performance equal to, or exceeding the 8600GT by as much as double, depending on the game and settings. So it looks to be a good buy. Power consumption doesn't look too bad either. It's considerably l...
by Bobendren
Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:47 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New Motherboard, P35 or 650i? Also need info on Abit IP-35
Replies: 5
Views: 2668

4) Which boards have decent fan control and/or are compatible with speedfan? The Abit's seem to be the best in this regard, but only the "Pro" version features the uGuru chip. Does the IP35 (non-pro) work with speedfan? Does it have any bios fan control at all? I can answer atleast part of this. Al...
by Bobendren
Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:23 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New Motherboard, P35 or 650i? Also need info on Abit IP-35
Replies: 5
Views: 2668

Re: New Motherboard, P35 or 650i?

Hi all, 1) Can I use the lower slot on these SLI boards? Will the gfx card run at 16x? well, on the gigabyte DS3R, IP35-E, and IP35, you only have one x16 slot... on the ip35 pro, you run a second x16, but you won't be getting true x16 bandwidth..i think its only x4 for that board for the n650 chip...
by Bobendren
Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:42 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New Motherboard, P35 or 650i? Also need info on Abit IP-35
Replies: 5
Views: 2668

New Motherboard, P35 or 650i? Also need info on Abit IP-35

Hi all, I need to put together a new PC as my old motherboard blew up. I've drawn up a list of motherboards (feel free to suggest others): 650i SLI Chipset ---------------------------- Asus P5N-E SLI Nvidia 650i MSI P6N SLI Nvidia P650i Platinum P35 Chipset --------------------------- Gigabyte GA-P3...