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by srbliss
Fri May 31, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Trouble with 6450 video card install
Replies: 1
Views: 742

Trouble with 6450 video card install

I upgraded my 'big' system and took the 6450 video card from this system and put it into my office system that I use for email and web surfing at work, I want the discrete card so I can have the DVI output as it is much better on my monitor. It is a Gateway E4500S P4 with a 3.4 CPU with a PCIe x16 s...
by srbliss
Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New build - what to get???
Replies: 15
Views: 5369

Fired up the new build

Cold boots to the Windows 7 desktop in 17 seconds and idles at 14 (AC at the wall) watts! The chipset seems to run a little warm and I may but a bigger heat sink on it. The 14 watts was without any drives - just the mSATA. Totally silent even in open air at 6".
by srbliss
Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:25 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New build - what to get???
Replies: 15
Views: 5369

Re: New build - what to get???

I decided that I don't really need the PCI slot so I got a pretty basic MB with a display port. Intel Desktop Motherboard LGA1155 DDR3 1600 MicroATX - BOXDH77EB, the 3570K and an mSATA for the main drive. Member cbutters has this combo and reports 13 watts at idle. I expect a little more as I will h...
by srbliss
Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New build - what to get???
Replies: 15
Views: 5369

Re: New build - what to get???

So, after looking around for a while and learning a lot about Intel stuff (have not looked at Intel for ~15 years) I think I found pretty much what I need. I forgot to mention that I need one plain old PCI slot for my super high end sound card that I will be using to record LPs. http://www.newegg.co...
by srbliss
Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New build - what to get???
Replies: 15
Views: 5369

Re: New build - what to get???

So far the 3750K is looking pretty good and I will take a look at the Asus P8Z77-M Pro, I already have an SSD. One thing I have not been able to find is the max resolution of the I-5 chip. I have a 30" monitor and need 2560x1600 not even the Intel product page has this information. Anyone know if th...
by srbliss
Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New build - what to get???
Replies: 15
Views: 5369

Re: New build - what to get???

I have a new Intel 520 SSD and the budget is 'reasonable' ie. no $900 CPUs. This build will be only MB and CPU. My current system has been 'less than stable' since day one.
Thanks for the input - I will be reading the page in a few minutes.
by srbliss
Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New build - what to get???
Replies: 15
Views: 5369

New build - what to get???

So after a few years it's time for a new PC. I currently have an AMD 955 with 8 gigs of ram. This setup has always been a bit flakey and crashes hard now and then (with a zap/buzz noise so I think the MB is crap.) I have been an AMD user since the 486-120 came out but I am looking at all CPUs for th...
by srbliss
Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need recomendation for OS on an Asus B202
Replies: 2
Views: 734

Re: Need recomendation for OS on an Asus B202

What exactly is it about Ubuntu that they're having trouble with? As far as browsing the web goes and looking at photos there's not THAT much difference between Ubuntu and mostly anything else... You could try a slimmer version of Ubuntu like Xubuntu with a simpler interface? Thanks, I don't have a...
by srbliss
Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need recomendation for OS on an Asus B202
Replies: 2
Views: 734

Need recomendation for OS on an Asus B202

Just like the title says. I have an Asus B202 'desktop' PC. This is an Atom single core box that hangs on the back of a monitor. The original OS (some minimal linux system) has become useless for my needs. The only thing that matters for this box is web browsing and photo viewing. Over the last year...
by srbliss
Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: So who likes the new format?
Replies: 18
Views: 3950

Re: So who likes the new format?

I'm sorry but you have to limit the width at some point. Coming to your site, if I have my browser window maximized, it is hard to read. My monitor is 2048 pixels wide. Limit to 1200 or so pixels if you want a wide layout. Most people limit to 974 or 960. Sentences are easier to read in narrower or...
by srbliss
Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Odd problem with new Winmate P/S
Replies: 0
Views: 567

Odd problem with new Winmate P/S

Just got my nice new Winmate power supply and brick. I installed it fired up the pc and it boots up just like normal and a few minutes later it's rebooting. Starts up again and I start using it and crash and reboot again. I watched this 4 or 5 times and decided to let is sit awhile. Started it up an...
by srbliss
Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:24 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Quiet Drive 2.5
Replies: 45
Views: 19799

Re: Scythe Quiet Drive 2.5

I finally found one in the US. Aerocooler.com has them in stock now. Great product - 7200RPM drive now silent. No sound at all, before the enclosure the seeks were annoying and now that is gone - completely. Very happy and will be getting more if I get more drives in the future.
Steve
by srbliss
Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:54 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Mosfet cooling: which thermal pads?
Replies: 3
Views: 1249

How about thermal epoxy

It's made to glue heatsinks to chips - worked great on my old nb chip that raun way too hot with the stock heatsink and pad.
by srbliss
Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New AMD CPU's
Replies: 0
Views: 1216

New AMD CPU's

Surprised this has not been posted yet - it's kind of old news.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/phe ... ,2749.html
The most interesting stuff is at the very end - the -e parts.
by srbliss
Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fanless 130W ATX PSU with 120W AC adapter *Video.
Replies: 186
Views: 151378

Re: Linear power supply

I have a nice big heavy 24v power supply. At half load it puts out 24.1V at 10 amps no load 26V. Will this work? I want to use this with 2 Winmates on a modest high end system (8 gig ram, AMD 3.4Ghz quad and an ATI mid-range video card, SSD and 3.5" hard drive.) Sorry for answering so late but Yes ...
by srbliss
Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fanless 130W ATX PSU with 120W AC adapter *Video.
Replies: 186
Views: 151378

Linear power supply

I have a nice big heavy 24v power supply. At half load it puts out 24.1V at 10 amps no load 26V. Will this work? I want to use this with 2 Winmates on a modest high end system (8 gig ram, AMD 3.4Ghz quad and an ATI mid-range video card, SSD and 3.5" hard drive.)
by srbliss
Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:20 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: How can a Pico be enough for a 73w i3?
Replies: 16
Views: 5452

Pico

I run an AMD 5050 on a 780G board with 8 gigs of ram, 2.5" drive and a DVD drive. Idles about 35 watts, hits about 90 under max stress (prime95 + furmark.) My Pico 120 watt PS does just fine, it will turn on the fan when stress testing. I will be using a winmate 150 watt (sold by member electrodacus...
by srbliss
Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Has DFI (LanParty) definitely gone?
Replies: 15
Views: 3237

I hope so

My DFI Lanparty motherboard ($200 939 board) is the only brand new product that I have ever been so disappointed with that I chucked into the trash. Every time I started the thing the bios went back to default and had to be manually reset every single time - tech support could not fix it or give me ...
by srbliss
Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MB/CPU recomendation for WHS.
Replies: 3
Views: 1358

210 viewand still no thoughts?

Any ideas? AMD or Intel?
by srbliss
Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MB/CPU recomendation for WHS.
Replies: 3
Views: 1358

MB/CPU recomendation for WHS.

I have 4 GB of DDR2 ram on hand now that I have downgraded my day to day PC to XP pro 32 bit. I think I want to make a little server using this ram, I have discs, power supplies, case etc. What should I use to make a low power server that will mostly be for backup and music files - I might eventuall...
by srbliss
Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 5770 recommendation??
Replies: 22
Views: 6341

Re: Sapphire Vapor-X 5770

Fayd wrote: btw, "it never ramped up", i dont believe it.
You can believe what you want but for my use the fan stays at idle even while playing the one game I play. Granted GPL is not very demanding on the GPU.
by srbliss
Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:23 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need recomendation for NAS or WHS
Replies: 0
Views: 699

Need recomendation for NAS or WHS

I have 4 GB of DDR2 ram on hand now that I have downgraded my day to day PC to XP pro 32 bit. I think I want to make a little server using this ram, I have discs, power supplies, case etc. What should I use to make a low power server that will mostly be for backup and music files - I might eventuall...
by srbliss
Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:10 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 5770 coolers
Replies: 3
Views: 1669

5770

I have the Sapphire vapor-x version of the 5770 and I am very happy with it. It is quiet and properly idles down when not in 3d.
by srbliss
Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 5770 recommendation??
Replies: 22
Views: 6341

5750

Forgot to mention that I have the vapor-x version.
by srbliss
Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: PC is inaudible, ambient is NOT
Replies: 18
Views: 3588

noise

Tinnitus and a ringing CFL about 4 feet from my head.
Steve
by srbliss
Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Suggestion for a quiet yet semi-powerful graphic card?
Replies: 2
Views: 1028

I second the VaporX 5770

Nice and quiet and more than I need to run my games at 2560x1600. Note I do not have any of the latest and most demanding games.
Steve
by srbliss
Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD5870 Vapor-X
Replies: 49
Views: 21054

Noise

See my posts in the recomended 5770 card. It's no louder than a Nexus 120mm fan at 7 volts. Not really audible at all in a closed case. I have not been able to load it up enough to make the fan really run - or it is quiet enough to not be noticed. Steve Edit just noticed you were looking for a 5870....
by srbliss
Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 5770 recommendation??
Replies: 22
Views: 6341

Not a reference cooler

Remember this card has a much larger fan than the reference design. I briefly tried a reference 5870 and it was annoying and had to go. It also helps that I have a fully dampened case, but the card really is no louder at idle than my 120mm Nexus case fan at 7 volts.
Steve
by srbliss
Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 5770 recommendation??
Replies: 22
Views: 6341

Why not try it out stock

I continue to be amazed at just how quiet this card is. I was expecting to HAVE to replace the stock cooler but this thing is great! Totally silent during normal desktop use even while using it in Photoshop. I am very happy with the upgraded stock cooler and see no reason to upgrade and void the war...
by srbliss
Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MadShrimps pits Clarkdale vs Phenom II + 785G
Replies: 25
Views: 28216

Re: Relevant?

Since Silence and Power are inversely proportional to one another, no one in their right mind would ever consider a 965 in a silent rig. Hmm, I use a 955 @ 3.8Ghz in my near silent rig it replaced a 5050e and other than a ton more processing power there is no change in noise - loudest item is the N...