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by stratusgd
Fri Jun 01, 2007 7:58 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Thinking of Getting a Mac Pro
Replies: 28
Views: 9565

Honestly, you could shave a significant amount off by dropping the amount of RAM. Why do you need 16 GB? I'm a professional graphic designer, and I've never used a computer with more than 2 GB. Noise wise, for my 2.66 Ghz Quad Core / single drive system: On boot, the machine ramps to full speed as p...
by stratusgd
Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: PC software that can read Mac OS 8.6 archives
Replies: 3
Views: 2279

StuffIt can also make .zip files, and the windows version is capable of opening both .sit and .zip files (and it's free too, at least as a demo version). If they're too big to email/upload, one option is to simply hook up the hard drive to your windows PC and purchase software called 'MacDrive' whic...
by stratusgd
Mon Nov 27, 2006 7:05 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: What's High End? Apple's 24" iMac
Replies: 27
Views: 19347

Also, Saribro, DTRs can get quite loud, so I consider the low noise level of the iMac a bonus. Regarding a couple questions/points, there are no available inputs on the LCD. However the iMac does come with a video out that can output to DVI, VGA, etc. Unlike previous generations of iMacs, these new ...
by stratusgd
Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:21 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: New Mac Pro taken apart
Replies: 9
Views: 5916

Well if anyone is comparing the Noise to the old quad G5, "more silent" does not mean anything by spcr standards. They are damn noisy machines. Didn't get any Mac Pro's here (at work) yet, but when we do it will be hard to judge due to the AC and other background noises. I got a free G4 PowerMac fr...
by stratusgd
Fri Sep 01, 2006 10:59 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: NSK4000 (NSK4400 w/o psu). UNDERVOLTING
Replies: 21
Views: 14492

I'm looking at picking up a 4400 for my next build (a budget gaming rig, nothing fancy). I have a question about the PSU though - where does it pull air through? The front bezel, or the holes on the side of the 'tunnel' inside the case? If it pulls through the front, I'd just open up one of those 5 ...
by stratusgd
Fri Aug 18, 2006 11:50 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus 92mm for front intake on a Solo? Is there one better?
Replies: 5
Views: 2709

Scythe also makes a 92/100mm fan (mounts in either size) that runs @ 1000RPM ... 6835185024
and 1500RPM and 2000RPM as well.

I can't vouch for any noise levels, but they're worth a look.
by stratusgd
Mon May 22, 2006 7:28 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AMD Warranty FUD
Replies: 8
Views: 3043

Also to be fair, AMD's page explicitly states that it isn't a comprehensive list of acceptable cooling solutions, and that even the listed heatsinks shouldn't be used without proper testing.
by stratusgd
Sat Apr 08, 2006 6:13 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Interesting question regarding HDCP and SLI
Replies: 5
Views: 1515

Well, nVidia has said that technically all 6X00 and 7X00 GPUs are capable of using HDCP, but the individual board manufacturer has to implement it during the actual build of the process. Thus far, none have done so. Several vendors (I wish I could remember where I saw the info) have said that when B...
by stratusgd
Fri Mar 24, 2006 1:36 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: BQE, Asrock 939Dual-Sata, XP-90, VGA silencer build
Replies: 32
Views: 38941

Re: NV Silencer noise One of the easiest ways to ramp down the Silencer is to install RivaTuner. While you can go crazy setting up multiple fan profiles that switch based on temperature, the easiest thing to do is to set up one profile that's something like: 2D - 35%, Low 3D - 55%, and High 3D - 75%...
by stratusgd
Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:27 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Stealth x2 3800+ Box
Replies: 7
Views: 1939

I'm going with the Pioneer DVR-111 Supposedly the upper chassis has been redesigned in order to further reduce noise vibration. If it's as quiet as the DVR-110, you'll be happy, I think. My 110 sits on my desk in a firewire case, right ...
by stratusgd
Sun Mar 12, 2006 4:40 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Gaming rig for a friend of mine... quiet, not silent
Replies: 6
Views: 1682

I think the fan on the 7800 series is 'fairly quiet' only when compared to the previous 6800 series fans, and most other stock high-end video card cooling setups.

My (limited) experience is that it's still fairly loud, but not the leafblower/dustbuster noise that the previous gen cards had.
by stratusgd
Mon Dec 05, 2005 3:45 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: apple's latest noisy powerbook drives me crazy
Replies: 9
Views: 7237

I think it's ok for use in an office, but for my room it's too noisy. I just put the machine into reduced mode which should run on 1Ghz. While typing this the cpu is around 50C and the fan kicks in again. My friend has a ibm T42 laptop running 7/24 and never hears the fan turning on. Now I'm waitin...
by stratusgd
Mon Dec 05, 2005 7:37 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: apple's latest noisy powerbook drives me crazy
Replies: 9
Views: 7237

Just to throw in a couple tidbits: 1) the 12" Powerbooks run notoriously hot and loud - too much heat in too small a space. The 15" & 17" powerbooks are much quieter. 2) 45° C is -not- an unreasonable temp for a G4 - as long as they don't hit 65° under load, you're ok. You might want to invest in a ...