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by loz
Sun Jun 24, 2007 3:34 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Energy-efficient S478?
Replies: 10
Views: 3023

Yes, I forgott that I had to use solder iron to have the last word, once.
by loz
Sun Jun 24, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Energy-efficient S478?
Replies: 10
Views: 3023

My P4M 1.8 (SL6FH) runs perfectly cool (20° above ambiant temperature with Seti running) with passive cooling (12*166=2GHz @1.1v)
about 35$ on ebay.
by loz
Sat Jun 23, 2007 10:31 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Energy-efficient S478?
Replies: 10
Views: 3023

P4C for a good balance between efficency and power.
P4M for very low power consumption.
by loz
Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: [fluorescent] bulb alternatives?
Replies: 18
Views: 7706

Beware of LEDs
They do not emitt as much light as specs say
Most will be power-inefficient. 1W rated spots will be mesured at 4-5W due to crappy electronic...

LED is the future, but we live today.
by loz
Sun Jun 17, 2007 3:38 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power Supply Calculator
Replies: 11
Views: 3570

Most CPUs are rated from their TDP.
RAM is rated at 10w per stick.
HDD are at 25w.

So it sucks like most (all ?) wattage calculators...
by loz
Mon May 21, 2007 5:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Suggested hardware
Replies: 10
Views: 2370

HDDs are about 10w !
Without 8800GTS, you just need about 100-150W

http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardw ... ts/10.html
It's not said, but I suppose they measured power consumption on the wall, so the PSU had to deliver around 200W on burn...

620W is just overkill !
by loz
Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Linux?
Replies: 6
Views: 3012

What are your Linux skills ?

But the usual answer is : the distro you'll have the best suppor for.
If your best friend use Linux, choose his distro.
by loz
Thu Feb 01, 2007 4:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Dictator is Hanged...
Replies: 149
Views: 63783

In my opinion human rights are also a privilege, that can be revoked, if you don't respect the rights of other people. So why do you call them rights ? Admit you just don't want human rights, your opinion will get much clearer ! But even without studies, it's perfectly logical. No it's not ! Say yo...
by loz
Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Dictator is Hanged...
Replies: 149
Views: 63783

then you are misusing the word. English is not my first language. I may miss some nuances. I hope we understand each other though. Jailtime isn't supposed to be fun. I don't know any prison which could be qualified as fun, even without "prison bitches" time. And, by the way, I suppose that if you t...
by loz
Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Dictator is Hanged...
Replies: 149
Views: 63783

Once again, I don't get your ideas. I understand that you want severe, inhuman punishment, but I don't understand why. - moral point of view (you feel more comfortable in a world were evil acting people get tortured) ? - Security (you think it 'd have a deterrent effect) ? - Educational (people tort...
by loz
Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:28 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: moderboard with speedstep for Pentium 4-M
Replies: 4
Views: 1921

12x multiplier was indeed a problem as chipset couldn't reach "high fsb", and "High speed" DDR modules were unaffordable. Today there are tons of fsb800 capable mobos and cheap PC3200. The low multiplier is now a good thing for us, as it's better to get performance by high memory speed than high cpu...
by loz
Fri Jan 26, 2007 2:02 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: moderboard with speedstep for Pentium 4-M
Replies: 4
Views: 1921

I dont' know any. But I doubt it woulb be that useful. P4M undervolt very well. Just lower the VCore in Bios and have fun. My SL6FH (1.8GHz) currently runs 2.1Ghz@1.1v With SETI@home burn, it's 20°C above ambient, passively cooled. Most of mobos will accept the P4M, at rather different vCore though...
by loz
Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Dictator is Hanged...
Replies: 149
Views: 63783

andyb wrote:You bunch all seem to be missing a couple of points. If you put your personal opinions aside
And our brains too ?
by loz
Thu Jan 18, 2007 7:47 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Dictator is Hanged...
Replies: 149
Views: 63783

As far as the crime/punishment thing goes.....we reserve the worst punishments for the worst types of crimes, hoping that will deter persons inclined to bad behavior from doing the worst sorts of crime. For the most part, it works fairly well. But there are always exceptions..... To remove the high...
by loz
Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Dictator is Hanged...
Replies: 149
Views: 63783

mathias wrote:Then again, none of you seem particularly against torture, so perhaps the one here who is on average soft on crime compared to the others is me. Oh well.
Come on, you can do better than that.
Look at Bluefront, he's much more subtil as a troll...
by loz
Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Dictator is Hanged...
Replies: 149
Views: 63783

Bluefront wrote:And I'm sure there will be more crying from the soft-on-crime people.......none of whom lived under Saddam's dictatorship, none of whom suffered at the hands of the mass-murderer.
Whereas you did.
by loz
Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:03 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Sandisk 32GB solid state drive
Replies: 147
Views: 74503

Windows isn't the only OS, and you can find alternative light versions of Windows...
by loz
Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:00 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PSU and case for HDD only
Replies: 5
Views: 2085

Pico psu ?
by loz
Thu Jan 04, 2007 5:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Dictator is Hanged...
Replies: 149
Views: 63783

whiic wrote:Why are we so conserned about "unjustified murder" (=death sentence) of people who commit genocide, but not interested of the genocide itself?
Tell me who is concerned about Saddam's murder and not about genocide here ? Who ?
by loz
Mon Jan 01, 2007 3:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Dictator is Hanged...
Replies: 149
Views: 63783

Okay, this might not have too much progmatic benefit, but it's nothing to complain about either, this is premarily Iraq's bussiness, they undoubtedly wanted him dead very much , and their feelings are easily understandable. What are your sources ? From here I just don't have any reliable media spea...
by loz
Mon Jan 01, 2007 7:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Dictator is Hanged...
Replies: 149
Views: 63783

A great loss for History...
by loz
Thu Dec 28, 2006 5:22 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: From 3.5 7200 to 2.5 5400, cant tell a difference
Replies: 20
Views: 7969

I didn't do extensive tests, but I use a 2.5" 5400 for 6 months now for extensiv web usage.
I don't see any performance problem, except some slow downs when swapping. I doubled ram up to 1go, and no problem since...
by loz
Thu Dec 28, 2006 1:45 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Socket 7 (really old) - fanless?
Replies: 4
Views: 3507

I had a K6-2 500
I lowered the cpu Voltage to minimum (easy with jumpers), et lowered the fan voltage down to 5v.
It worked just fine and silent (more than the PSU) for 1 or 2 years.

For the PSU, if yours run fine, go for a fan swap, and cut the grills...
by loz
Tue Dec 26, 2006 5:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is the death penalty unconstitutional?
Replies: 35
Views: 14296

I don't think it's the actual execution that's pricey. Good point. How about just... not feeding them? No ! Let them be killed right afetr the sentence. No pricey jail. No pricey second judgement (pricey and pretty useless, if they have been sentenced to death once, they deserve at least a little b...
by loz
Fri Dec 22, 2006 11:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is the death penalty unconstitutional?
Replies: 35
Views: 14296

It's funny each time an anti-death penalty say he's horrified by the pain a condemned suffers, a pro-death explains a better way of killing. The fact is that no single method has been reliable and painless in history. Either it's not that easy, either it hasn't been the goal oh those who created the...
by loz
Fri Dec 22, 2006 3:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Zero Noise Core 2 Duo system possible?
Replies: 6
Views: 2879

A very quiet, undervolted fan is quieter that any 3.5" drive.
So why going fanless with a harddrive ?

Go for 2.5" drives and good, undervolted, fan(s)
by loz
Sun Dec 17, 2006 2:34 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel i855, socket 479, and Xeon Dual Core LV processor
Replies: 6
Views: 3721

Intel claims it's not possible (E7520 Chipset required) : http://www.intel.com/cd/channel/reselle ... 149831.htm
I have no idea if it's true, and it'll be hard to find somebody who actually tried...
by loz
Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:08 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Can I use any CF card with a bootable IDE adapter?
Replies: 9
Views: 6938

Re: Can I use any CF card with a bootable IDE adapter?

But, there are some incompatibilities. Under certain circumstances (if both IDE were used in my case), CF fail to boot (at differrent stages depending on the CF). If you can make a test with a spare CF, note the brand of the chips (Toshiba or Samsung), and get a similar chip-branded CF. Thanks Loz,...
by loz
Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:53 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Can I use any CF card with a bootable IDE adapter?
Replies: 9
Views: 6938

Never had such problems with Linux and tens of CF.
by loz
Wed Nov 01, 2006 1:59 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Can I use any CF card with a bootable IDE adapter?
Replies: 9
Views: 6938

Re: Can I use any CF card with a bootable IDE adapter?

I’m not clear on whether I need a specific type of CF card to use with a Compact Flash to IDE adapter; which I will use as a bootable drive. Are there CF cards specifically specified for such purposes? At my knowledge any will fit the purpose. But, there are some incompatibilities. Under certain ...