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by Captain John
Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:49 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja (original) on 1156
Replies: 12
Views: 3141

I've got the PDF for the Xigmatek mounting mechanism up, but I don't see how it's going to help me mount a original Ninja to a socket 1156 board. I have no welding equipment, and would prefer not to mount a bracket to another bracket on the CPU side of the board (the only method I see as available u...
by Captain John
Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:04 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja (original) on 1156
Replies: 12
Views: 3141

FWIW, it seems that all ASROCK socket 1156 motherboards have dual heatsink mounting holes (775 and 1156). I, personally, am not certain I want an ASROCK motherboard for this particular machine.
by Captain John
Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja (original) on 1156
Replies: 12
Views: 3141

Ninja (original) on 1156

I'm currently considering a motherboard/memory/CPU upgrade. My current system includes: Asus p5b-e Core2 e6600 Scythe Ninja (original) w/Nexus fan P180 2GB Crucial Ballistix ram (I've had 6GB of this stuff go bad on me thus far, it's a major reason I'm upgrading, DDR2 is too expensive to get just to...
by Captain John
Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:59 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 343710

Soyo Topaz 24" monitor- 60hz hum that proved intolerable. Did not start until the monitor was warmed up. Acer 25.5" x263Wbi- high pitched whine starting at 95% brightness, and increasing to max around 80% brightness (to 0). I was really upset with this one, got it for $250 at Costco, and was hoping...
by Captain John
Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:57 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 259033

drivers on intel's site did work, but it was kinda annoying that the "install.sh" script didn't install, and the precompiled drivers didn't come with a short readme as to where to put them (I have to install network drivers every day at work, but video drivers under Linux are new to me). The Ubuntu ...
by Captain John
Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:27 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 259033

Sorry, I must've been half asleep when reading your message, I didn't spot that you said the intel site.

Thanks for the info, I'll give it a try and let everyone know.

-John P.
by Captain John
Thu Mar 06, 2008 5:07 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 259033

Ubuntu 7.10, Fedora 8, and knoppix.

What driver did you use and where did you get it from?

Thanks,
-John P.
by Captain John
Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 259033

Hi everyone, Well, I got one of these (d201gly2) for xmas from my wife, and it had problems displaying any resolution above 640x480 in linux, I'd get vertical lines on the screen that kinda "shimmer" at higher resolutions. I tried a few different things, removing the board from the case, different p...
by Captain John
Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:42 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Asus P5B-E and ninja problems
Replies: 11
Views: 4334

http://www.thermalright.com/a_page/main ... lga775.htm

P5B-E is compatible.

This was my concern prior to purchase as well.

-John
by Captain John
Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:23 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Asus P5B-E and ninja problems
Replies: 11
Views: 4334

I have a P5B-E and Ninja, they work just fine. It's an early Ninja though, so it has the socket 478 style clips, and the socket adapter. It's also an early P5B-E, so the caps may have moved a little. If your clearance problems are caused by the bottom fins, don't be afraid to remove one or two (or p...
by Captain John
Fri Apr 07, 2006 8:00 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: SCNJ-1000 discontinued?
Replies: 16
Views: 3994

"thermally protected"? how is this? They do not support thermal throttling as far as I can find (although they do have a die mounted thermal diode). Additionally, there's no out-of-the-box way to mount this on a P3. I know of very few P3 mainboards with through holes which would allow for someone to...
by Captain John
Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:34 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: SCNJ-1000 discontinued?
Replies: 16
Views: 3994

All socket 478, 775, 754, 939 and 940 processors have thermal protection/throttling. Overheating shouldn't be an issue as they'll slow down and eventually shut down.

The Ninja isn't appropriate for a socket A, 370 or other earlier processor styles.
by Captain John
Thu Mar 30, 2006 3:49 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung Spinpoint SP2504C $178 or Seagate ST3300622AS $208
Replies: 4
Views: 1981

I believe that they are similar in speed, but check with storagereview.com to verify that in your particular application(s).

-John
by Captain John
Wed Mar 29, 2006 9:56 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Video Card/CPU requirements for decompression
Replies: 37
Views: 9856

With regard to video decompression, I don't think that video chipset actually has much to do with it. I think that having a CPU that supports SSE/SSE2/SSE3 is more important. I would probably recommend the slowest socket 939 processor, either a 3000+ or 3200+, depending on where you're shopping, pre...
by Captain John
Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:57 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung Spinpoint SP2504C $178 or Seagate ST3300622AS $208
Replies: 4
Views: 1981

The Seagates exhibit a high-pitched whine that's particularly annoying. It's not very loud, but if it's the only sound coming from a system it'll drive you batty. Get the Samsung. It's not much quieter, but the profile of the noise is much easier to ignore.

-John
by Captain John
Thu Mar 23, 2006 8:06 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Pay more for good sata cables
Replies: 18
Views: 4547

I work for one of the large OEMs, and, I've gotta tell ya, the SATA cables that we use are incredibly narrow/flimsy compared to the average which comes with a motherboard. The WD SATA cables are an interesting idea. Only for the paranoid though. SATA cables don't come loose in normal use. Yes, SATA ...
by Captain John
Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Affordable 32GB SSD?
Replies: 21
Views: 6699

Access times in units of time (instead of cycles) is going to be much higher than DDR, but still much quicker than an HDD.
by Captain John
Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Affordable 32GB SSD?
Replies: 21
Views: 6699

An 8gb CF card costs 323 at newegg, a 4gb 140, and CF-IDE adapters are $10.

at $1k it's a bit pricy (and _way_ out of my ballpark, to answer OP's question), but cheaper than existing CF + IDE RAID configurations.

But, does anyone really need more than 8gb (I'd assume 4gb RAID 0) and NAS?

-John
by Captain John
Wed Mar 15, 2006 6:39 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which CPU socket do you use?
Replies: 17
Views: 4070

I use 2 socket 775 systems (a 550 and an 820 BTX) 2 socket A systems (an Athlon 2600+ and a Sempron 3000+) and one socket 478 system (a 2.4C overclocked to 3.2) not including laptops. Now, the socket 775 processors & motherboards I got as a promotional thing from Intel (for their resellers) for abou...
by Captain John
Fri Mar 10, 2006 8:58 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: semi-passive psu idea
Replies: 9
Views: 2214

I hate to be a stickler, but _how_ are you going to have an external top heatsink connected to an internal heatsink, attached to VRMs which possibly are passing current to the expected internal heatsink, and have it isolated from ground? I can imagine a thermal interface material which passes heat b...
by Captain John
Thu Mar 09, 2006 5:44 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: semi-passive psu idea
Replies: 9
Views: 2214

OK- a couple of thoughts: The heatsink on the PSU may be live... Meaning, it actually is carrying and is meant to carry current. Connecting this to the grounded case is just looking for trouble. Have you attempted to remove the (ICs/mosfets/VRMs) from a power supply? It's a PITA. It's many times eas...
by Captain John
Thu Mar 09, 2006 4:59 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Lite-On not an especially good manufacturer, unfortunately
Replies: 18
Views: 5592

Lite On terrible? Not in my experience. I've installed dozens of lite on burners, and worked on hundreds of machines with lite on drives. They are not nearly the worst. In general they are very reliable, although they can be fickle with old firmware on crap media. Try some bad ones BTC Optorite SONY...
by Captain John
Wed Mar 08, 2006 5:43 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Anyone familiar with dual core socket 478 CPUs?
Replies: 4
Views: 1638

The socket 478 chips that are being spoken of are "core duo" chips, NOT normal desktop chips. Core duo (and all Pentium-Mobile chips) are typically referred to as socket 479, which is a misnomer, they truly have 478 pins. Your P4P800-E may support socket 479 cpus with the CT-479 adapter. However, th...
by Captain John
Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:23 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: BTX misery?
Replies: 5
Views: 2575

I actually found a workable solution. I ordered a Dell Dimension 9100 replacement heatsink. It cost ~$20, had 3 U shaped heatpipes, and a shroud which takes a 120mm fan. I placed a Nexus 120 connected to the front fan header (labeled rear on my board) which is automatically regulated by cpu temperat...
by Captain John
Wed Feb 08, 2006 2:15 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Testbench for fans. Please help me create it.
Replies: 25
Views: 6516

The two places I've seen needs to measure airflow accurately are a) my ENT doctor (for asthma) and b) my car, in the form of a Mass-Air-Flow-Sensor (MAF). The car (any Bosch MAF car) has an output from a MAF sensor of between 1.7v and 5v. Now, each MAF is different, but it strikes me that if you had...
by Captain John
Thu Jan 26, 2006 5:00 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The price you've paid for silence (in dollars)
Replies: 47
Views: 15824

My quietest system really didn't set me back that much... Free baracuda 4 80gb, $9 Artic cooling silencer 4 $18 FSP 300-60thn $3 Zalman fan (only used resistor from fan, applied to silencer 4) $11 block stamping rubber- for enclosure for HDD $4 acoustical foam that the block-stamping-rubber enclosed...
by Captain John
Fri Jan 20, 2006 1:20 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: BTX misery?
Replies: 5
Views: 2575

BTX misery?

Hi, I'm new to the list, so please forgive me if this is a topic that has been repeatedly covered, but I suspect not as I have a somewhat unusual situation. I recently was able to purchase a intel 820 & microBTX motherboard cheaply, but, unfortunately, the processor does not come with the required h...