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by jb_
Tue Apr 03, 2007 3:56 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What exactly is the ambient temperature of 8800 GTS???????
Replies: 17
Views: 7566

jaganath wrote::? what is rude?
A long, demanding row of question-marks is....
by jb_
Tue Apr 03, 2007 3:59 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: The lowest power consuming VGA card possible
Replies: 8
Views: 3678

If this system will seldom need a monitor, do you still need proper driver support? I would find a really really old video card (I have an ATI 4MB card, so low powered it doesn't even have a heatsink) which I use in situations you have described. Just run everything at 640x480 and you don't need a ...
by jb_
Sun Apr 01, 2007 6:10 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: About Socket 370 (P3)
Replies: 9
Views: 3494

Also as long as it isn't too heavy, since Socket A has 3 mounting lugs per side while 370 has only one.
by jb_
Wed Feb 28, 2007 2:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Amusing computer related names
Replies: 45
Views: 20649

Outlook Express = Outhouse Excess
by jb_
Sat Jan 06, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Strange temp problem
Replies: 2
Views: 1562

Definitely possible..... Samsungs run a lot cooler than Seagates.
by jb_
Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Need help with a maths problem!
Replies: 14
Views: 6125

As a starting point for the above process, you could use the point on a particular circle (e.g. #4) that lies on the line connecting the centre of that circle (#4) with the midpoint of the line connecting the centres two adjacent circles (#3 and #5). That'd give a rough approximation from which you ...
by jb_
Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Need help with a maths problem!
Replies: 14
Views: 6125

No problems, sorry if it sounded a little basic. Because of the nature of this problem (I think it would be called a multivariate optimisation?) I don't think there's a cut-and-dried algorithm that would produce the correct answer with one iteration. You know you've got the shortest path when the an...
by jb_
Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Need help with a maths problem!
Replies: 14
Views: 6125

Can't help you out with a full algorithm... but maybe this will help. This is the simplest part of the algorithm (eliminating co-linear circles like #2 from the list) but the rest of it is actually really difficult... the intersection point of the line with a particular circle is not just dependent ...
by jb_
Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Best media to backup data?
Replies: 8
Views: 4399

Not only are DVDs unreliable, but you don't find out they've failed until your data is lost and you need to restore it. At least with a hard disk, each time you backup you'll have a high chance of detecting a failing disk.
by jb_
Sat Nov 18, 2006 7:36 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung HD501LJ
Replies: 123
Views: 142417

Availability in .au

Still attracts a high premium over the 400gb :(
by jb_
Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Very disappointed in Thermaltake Mambo
Replies: 8
Views: 3938

Thermaltake practically qualifies as a bad word on these forums :)
by jb_
Sun Sep 24, 2006 8:47 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Anyone know Neweggs official rma policy if contents missing?
Replies: 4
Views: 5043

Exactly... I wouldn't expect them to act any differently, actually. While you took offence at how you were treated, they most likely did not intend any. There are always the minority of less-scrupulous people who will try anything to rip a retailer off. And being unable to distinguish that small min...
by jb_
Sun Sep 17, 2006 8:37 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Socket 423/754 Help!
Replies: 7
Views: 2983

Excellent find Mats!
by jb_
Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:19 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Thermal pad for hard drive?
Replies: 9
Views: 4424

Coolpacks don't cause condensation. (How can they, if they and everything else are all at room temperature or higher?)

They also don't leak if you treat them with respect.

In other words, one should have no problems at all when using them.
by jb_
Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:03 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DFI Infinity RS482 - advice needed on coils squealing
Replies: 5
Views: 2963

Any brand should be fine... whatever is available locally. Also the coil won't get nearly hot enough to remelt the glue.
by jb_
Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:24 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DFI Infinity RS482 - advice needed on coils squealing
Replies: 5
Views: 2963

Grab a hot glue gun, and squirt a big glob into the centre of the coil. That should stop the problem by damping the coil vibrations. Don't smother it, or it might overheat :)
by jb_
Sat Sep 02, 2006 3:47 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Best WAV based Audio Jukebox Software
Replies: 3
Views: 1858

Pretty sure itunes does wavs too... :)
by jb_
Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:32 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Computer stolen; I'm building again, critiques please?
Replies: 27
Views: 8618

Surprised nobody's mentioned these:

- A cable lock for the computer

- A Kensington lock for the Apple display
by jb_
Sat Aug 05, 2006 2:16 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Cheap, quiet, one fan, micro-ATX PC. *update*
Replies: 11
Views: 19823

WTF... you have your HDD sitting on top of your PCI cards?? :shock:

Look at all that space at the front... this is a prime candidate for an Alleycat HDD Enclosureâ„¢ if there ever was one!

Nice modding though :-)
by jb_
Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:04 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Laptop as a minimalist PC?
Replies: 26
Views: 20028

I now use a laptop as my main machine, and won't go back. That said, at home I do use it virtually as a desktop (i.e. keyboard, mouse and large external monitor). It's a 15" MacBook Pro, so it is very quiet to start with, has decently-fast graphics, and has very good onboard sound etc. Only thing my...
by jb_
Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:44 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Why are there no reviews / good IGP motherboards for conroe
Replies: 19
Views: 5869

Yeah, everything at the moment is crappy VIA or SIS stuff. Just wait for the i965G chipset boards... :)
by jb_
Sun Jul 16, 2006 2:12 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet mini-itx file server case advice needed
Replies: 10
Views: 5133

Probably not a P3. But come to think of it, an undervolted low-end s754 Sempron could be run fanless, and would thrash both the P3 and the Via :)
by jb_
Sun Jul 16, 2006 7:38 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Maxtor DiamondMax 17 Series
Replies: 9
Views: 5137

Wow... someone's in a great mood! :lol:
by jb_
Sat Jul 15, 2006 10:37 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet mini-itx file server case advice needed
Replies: 10
Views: 5133

No point buying an expensive mini-ITX system only to put it into a microATX case. Rather, look into a used Pentium 3 CPU+motherboard. Its performance will thrash the mini-ITX setup at a fraction of the cost, even with a PCI SATA RAID card factored in.
by jb_
Sat Jul 15, 2006 6:32 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Budget Low Power CPU
Replies: 31
Views: 12995

I've just picked up a DFI RS482 and a second-hand Venice 3000 (E3). They should make a nice upgrade to my fileserver, and the board is compatible with Mac OSX too. Previous server was a Tualatin Celeron 1.2, but since it has taken up TV encoding duties it was just too slow! I'd have gone with Conroe...
by jb_
Sat Jul 15, 2006 5:28 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Maxtor DiamondMax 17 Series
Replies: 9
Views: 5137

I just want to know how they went from DiamondMax 11 all the way up to 17 The DiamondMax 16 came out 4 years ago: http://gamenews.pcvsconsole.com/view.php?news=1540 The DiamondMax 11 came out less than a year ago: http://www.storagereview.com/php/cms/cms.php?loc=news_content&id=1008&start=6&range=1...
by jb_
Sat Jul 15, 2006 4:49 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Maxtor DiamondMax 17 Series
Replies: 9
Views: 5137

I just want to know how they went from DiamondMax 11 all the way up to 17 :) I think it's most likely to be a Maxtor-designed drive (the clockwise-spinning platters are a dead giveaway!), but it'll be interesting to see what the actual casing looks like, since Maxtor has (finally) changed their desi...
by jb_
Thu Jun 29, 2006 4:23 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Any sign of the i-RAM 2?
Replies: 16
Views: 5960

The articles say the maximum is only 8 gb - how hard is it for them to add extra slots? The requirement for a 5.25" bay is another downside, and with decent-capacity flash-based drives on the way, there hardly seems any point. Adding more memory slots would require either: 1. Registered DIMMs (to m...
by jb_
Thu Jun 29, 2006 5:45 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New system build for hot climate
Replies: 42
Views: 14235

jaganath wrote:I have used all of my willpower to refrain from making any Crocodile Dundee jokes. Can we call you "Mick" from now on? :wink:
Most Australians cringe whenever Crocodile Dundee is mentioned by a foreigner ;)
by jb_
Wed Jun 14, 2006 6:52 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quick ducting job on my Tualeron server
Replies: 2
Views: 2245

Knew I left something out.... it's an Antec Minuet. But I might upgrade to one of the awesome-looking Lian Li V300's when they become available.