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by Puffi
Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Quiet refrigerators
Replies: 4
Views: 2804

Re: Quiet refrigerators

Wow, I've never even heard of propane/natural gas powered refrigerators. Need to look into that. Probably not a good choice for me in an apartment building though? Also I can't put the cooling element outside for the same reason. As for the Sun Frost fridges... Don't think I could get those here but...
by Puffi
Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Quiet refrigerators
Replies: 4
Views: 2804

Quiet refrigerators

Can anyone recommend a refrigerator that is REALLY quiet? Or, possibly, one that has a pleasant, constant, noise profile instead of the "100% quiet for hours... then suddenly an insane BRANGGG sound when the compressor kicks in"? Do these even exist? It shouldn't be huge, so all 2-door versions are ...
by Puffi
Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:24 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan control on the P8Z68-V
Replies: 3
Views: 2666

Re: Fan control on the P8Z68-V

I got this solved. Thanks lodestar for pointing me to the right direction. I checked the manual, it was of no use as usual... But I tried out the chassis fan slots. And they both are voltage controlled, so it all works fine now. Of course it was the last slots I tried. I had tried the CPU and POWER ...
by Puffi
Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan control on the P8Z68-V
Replies: 3
Views: 2666

Fan control on the P8Z68-V

I have the Asus P8Z68-V motherboard. I also have a 3-pin CPU fan for it. Or two, really. Is there any way to control these without separate fan controller hardware? The BIOS is useless. I added all these fancy points where it's supposed to ramp up and down the fans but they do nothing. The whole BIO...
by Puffi
Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Cooling the GTX 560 memory etc.
Replies: 6
Views: 2356

Re: Cooling the GTX 560 memory etc.

Hi, Arctic Cooling do a set of sinks for GTX 560 here. Don't know if will fit yours if not a standard layout. Can do like I've done and use generic VGA RAM sinks etc. You may not need additional air flow but if do a slow fan will be inaudiable and provide a large drop in temps. Seb The VR005 is app...
by Puffi
Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Cooling the GTX 560 memory etc.
Replies: 6
Views: 2356

Re: Cooling the GTX 560 memory etc.

Wow that's a pretty crazy cooler you got there ;-) Yeah I'm not sure what I can cannibalize from the stock cooler. But it's probably not much. Something bigger would be better. I guess I could go your route and put a fan on it somehow. I do have a fan controller attached to temperature sensors lying...
by Puffi
Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Cooling the GTX 560 memory etc.
Replies: 6
Views: 2356

Cooling the GTX 560 memory etc.

I want to watercool the Asus ENGTX560 (GTX 560) card. It's not a reference PCB so I will only be cooling the GPU core. So what should I use to cool everything else on the card? Do I need to get something specifically designed for this or do some small random heatsinks work equally well? Of course th...
by Puffi
Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Advice on a new phone?
Replies: 12
Views: 4171

Re: Advice on a new phone?

Johnnie wrote:I'd choose between HTC and Samsung devices.
What are the advantages of HTC devices? I really don't know a lot about those. What I've seen they only make the touchscreen-type smartphones?
by Puffi
Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Advice on a new phone?
Replies: 12
Views: 4171

Advice on a new phone?

I'm thinking about getting a new mobile phone and I'd appreciate your input. I really don't need any functions for it beyond calling and texting. I'd still like an OK screen, nice buttons etc, and that does tend to push the price up so the very cheapest phones are most likely out for me. Touchscreen...
by Puffi
Sun May 29, 2011 5:50 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Building a case
Replies: 4
Views: 777

Re: Building a case

Why not make some more room for cable management and the cables for better durability and more airflow? Cables shouldn't have to twist and turn in a case. The only cables that need to be twisted are the ones going to the video card. No matter how much room there is, it still needs to be done if the...
by Puffi
Sat May 28, 2011 7:15 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Building a case
Replies: 4
Views: 777

Re: Building a case

Air enters from where? GPU, power, network cables enter/exit from where? Air enters from the front sides. Through the PSU and the other side. See where there's none of that yellow stuff on the walls in the front? There. The radiator is very good. It just being there with minimal airflow will dissip...
by Puffi
Fri May 27, 2011 9:43 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Building a case
Replies: 4
Views: 777

Building a case

Hi. I've been coming here for years and I've built a few cases in my time utilizing your advice. Last one was pretty extreme, now I'm thinking about reducing it to the essentials. I have some stuff left over from that project; mainly the Thermochill PA120.3 radiator, a fan controller chip, and a bun...
by Puffi
Thu May 27, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hey, how do I make 100 milion dollars?
Replies: 18
Views: 2871

You can become some kind of sports star. In Europe, you can make 100.000 € a week playing soccer. The initial investment is a soccer ball. Yes, and the best part is how easy it is. After all, training is for the untalented. ;-) You'd still have to bother to show up for the games though. I guess i...
by Puffi
Thu May 27, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hey, how do I make 100 milion dollars?
Replies: 18
Views: 2871

To print 100m USD would take a lot of time, a lot of effort, and a lot of capital. You can't just use your home printer to do this, nor can you print it on normal paper. The fake money is not immediately accessible because you can't use it in bulk. Fake money would never be that perfect and launderi...
by Puffi
Thu May 27, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hey, how do I make 100 milion dollars?
Replies: 18
Views: 2871

Hey, how do I make 100 milion dollars?

You're supposedly smart, creative people... so I'll ask you this: What's the fastest way to make 100 million USD (or similar/greater amount in any other currency), with as little capital as possible? It doesn't really matter to me if it's legal or not. I've just been thinking about it and my imagina...
by Puffi
Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 7 is slooowing dooown
Replies: 7
Views: 1640

andyb: I've tried disabling superfetch and literally everything I possibly can while still keeping this thing running normally, except Windows Update, because I want to keep it. But all this is irrelevant anyway because I didn't do this with the previous Windows that worked fine. swivelguy2: Could i...
by Puffi
Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 7 is slooowing dooown
Replies: 7
Views: 1640

Windows 7 is slooowing dooown

For all you fans of Windows troubleshooting, here's a gift for you: I got a new HDD (Hitachi Travelstar 7k500) for my laptop (Asus N71VN), and replaced the boot drive with it (the laptop has two HDD's). I installed Windows 7 (x64). Now everything's slower. The laptop seems to be constantly working o...
by Puffi
Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Audio to TV via HDMI?
Replies: 8
Views: 1866

I fixed it! I really tried EVERYTHING else... including bonestone's suggestion and a million other suggestions I found through google, but this did it for me: I uninstalled the video card drivers (NVIDIA) and then reinstalled the exact same drivers. Now it finds the TV just fine and everything works...
by Puffi
Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Audio to TV via HDMI?
Replies: 8
Views: 1866

Yep that's one of the first things I tried. Now I've also installed two different versions of the Realtek audio driver, and one NVIDIA audio driver (which is what the old Panasonic used) but nothing works. I also tried the "diagnostics" tool in the TV but as I suspected it's a joke. It asks "did you...
by Puffi
Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Audio to TV via HDMI?
Replies: 8
Views: 1866

I tried all three HDMI inputs. One of them is DVI/HDMI and doesn't support audio. It says so in the manual. That suggests the other two DO support audio. The TV recognizes the laptop just fine. Like in all Samsungs it refreshes the connection list in real time and the laptop shows up when I plug it ...
by Puffi
Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:55 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Audio to TV via HDMI?
Replies: 8
Views: 1866

Audio to TV via HDMI?

I just got a new TV. It's Samsung LA32B450. Anyway, I'm trying to connect my laptop to it via HDMI, but I can't get audio through it. Video works just fine. With my other TV, Panasonic 40W4000, my laptop found a new "audio device" as the TV, and I just switched my audio output from the internal lapt...
by Puffi
Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Used space on an empty USB stick
Replies: 3
Views: 1240

Aah. I had no idea it could take THAT much space... That's pretty crazy. Maybe I should get one of those 256GB sticks to make up for it. :wink:
by Puffi
Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Used space on an empty USB stick
Replies: 3
Views: 1240

Used space on an empty USB stick

Just out of technical curiosity:
I have a 8GB NTFS USB stick... When I go to its properties it shows it has 67,9MB of used space, even though it has absolutely nothing on it, including hidden files. What is this?
by Puffi
Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 2 or 4 cores for a laptop CPU?
Replies: 5
Views: 1793

Umm, the turbo feature? What does that do? I mean don't all the newer mobile processors have some kind of throttling etc.? How is the turbo feature any better? the i7 720M also has a TDP of 45 watts. The P8700 is only 25 watts, which is quite a big difference.
by Puffi
Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 2 or 4 cores for a laptop CPU?
Replies: 5
Views: 1793

2 or 4 cores for a laptop CPU?

I'm getting a laptop, but can't decide between the P8700 and i7 720M CPU's. Sure the i7 is faster, at least in artificial benchmarks and whatever can actually utilize its 4 cores, but is it at all faster in "normal" use, such as browsing while playing HD media? What about something like Photoshop? O...
by Puffi
Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Quite Quiet
Replies: 29
Views: 4887

"That one is quiet to."

Anyone see any problem with that sentence? It's in the same category with "quite" I think. It can't be a typo because it's way too common.
by Puffi
Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: BIOS trouble!
Replies: 10
Views: 1832

I have seen this before. That's good to know. I've had a bunch of HDDs fail on me before but it never affected the other drives. I don't have any extra controllers or anything so I guess that's it then. Everything works just fine now on the other drives. So fine in fact that I'm beginning to questi...
by Puffi
Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Problems with 2 new Games - Far Cry 2 and GTA 4
Replies: 13
Views: 3549

Strange no-one has figured this one out yet (or maybe a bunch did but moderators removed the posts? ;-))

GTA IV's wobbly (drunk) camera and stuck gas pedal are the game's copy protection in effect. You used the wrong, old crack for your demo.....

No clue about FarCry 2 though.
by Puffi
Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: BIOS trouble!
Replies: 10
Views: 1832

Ehm... I decided to change the multimeter's battery ;-) I got 5.02V on the 5V rails. I'll RMA the Velociraptor. But my last question still stands: Is it possible that one failing HDD can somehow prevent other HDDs from showing up on BIOS? It SEEMED like when the Velociraptor was still limping it was...
by Puffi
Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: BIOS trouble!
Replies: 10
Views: 1832

OK I got a multimeter and measured the rails... Or at least I thought I did. Set to DCV 20 the value climbs up to 900 on the 5V. The 12V showed something over 2000. So there's thousands of volts going thru this thing? ;-) I suspect I'm doing something wrong... Also when I got the multimeter 1 of my ...