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by mbetea
Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:45 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Does Cool n Quiet still work?
Replies: 2
Views: 1296

Doh! I completely forgot about changing power schemes, that's what it is. Thank you sir, saved me a bit of frustration. :)
by mbetea
Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Does Cool n Quiet still work?
Replies: 2
Views: 1296

Does Cool n Quiet still work?

I just recently put together a new machine, x2 5600, Asus M3A78-EM, 2gb DDR2 800, BFG 9800GT, WinXP Home w/SP2. C'n'Q is enabled in the bios and AMD's driver is installed. For some reason I'm not seeing any kind of drops. I checked Asus's site to see if there was a bios update relating to fixes invo...
by mbetea
Mon May 19, 2008 9:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: AVG Anti-Virus.....New Version.
Replies: 48
Views: 13528

Here's another free one, I've heard is pretty good. Never have used it yet as I'm still using AVG.

http://www.free-av.com/
by mbetea
Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: English isn't going to cut it according to OR politicians.
Replies: 23
Views: 4360

Fox News: No one wears shorter skirts than us.
by mbetea
Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Gaming rig
Replies: 9
Views: 4925

Wow, so that's what an X2 6400+ looks like. I always imagined it might look different than other cpus, guess I was wrong.
by mbetea
Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:57 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: An idea for mounting heavy heatsinks?
Replies: 3
Views: 1595

Intel has been doing this with their Xeon/server platform for a while now. I think it's part of their SSI spec. It could be done, however, unless you would want to do it just for the sake of doing it, I don't believe it would be worth it in my opinion. I think, in the case of the Ninja, just replaci...
by mbetea
Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Planning new build, are floppies relevant any more?
Replies: 26
Views: 6522

Yeah it's been about 7 years for me too, running floppyless. If you run the SATA controller in IDE mode, I don't believe you need to do any (F6) during setup. But if you do any kind of slipstream setup, it's not hard to add the SATA drivers. And for flashing BIOS, a thumb drive formatted using HP's ...
by mbetea
Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: AHCI/NCQ or IDE emulation?
Replies: 7
Views: 4078

Is it XP with any service pack? I do believe at least with SP2 you do not need any SATA drivers (Hit F6) if you're using the HDD(s) in a non-RAID setup. At least I never had to with a 36gb Raptor and various motherboards.
by mbetea
Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Vista or XP?
Replies: 63
Views: 14670

I don't know about that. I distinctly remember Win2000 when it was released running a heck of a lot better than NT4 on the same machine. Which at the time was dual p3 450's with 512mb of ram. Win2000 served me quite well up until a few years ago I started using an LCD display. For me, I would get m...
by mbetea
Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Vista or XP?
Replies: 63
Views: 14670

I don't know about that. I distinctly remember Win2000 when it was released running a heck of a lot better than NT4 on the same machine. Which at the time was dual p3 450's with 512mb of ram. Win2000 served me quite well up until a few years ago I started using an LCD display. For me, I would get ma...
by mbetea
Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Do your friends think you are crazy?
Replies: 30
Views: 6685

Ralf Hutter wrote:I don't have any friends, so I don't have to worry about that issue.
Same here. Too much time and too much nonsense involved with them. (I guess one could say the same about women too :wink: )
by mbetea
Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: TV censorship is getting ridiculous [Yeah, its another rant]
Replies: 27
Views: 5466

I wonder if it's a record label thing. Here in Detroit, the local rock station (WRIF) will censor different words in different songs. One song they'll mute out a**, another song they'll leave a** alone but mute b*tch. There seems to be no single standard for them.
by mbetea
Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:02 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Vista or XP?
Replies: 63
Views: 14670

I'm still happy with XP, don't really have an opinion about Vista one way or the other. But one thing that did bother me hearing about Vista; having to use a memory stick/thumb drive to increase performance on some machines? To me that doesn't sound all that elegant or professional.
by mbetea
Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: On Bling / Deliberately Loud Components
Replies: 11
Views: 5888

I hated the days when there wasn't a 120mm fan in sight. The first aftermarket heatsink I ever bought was the Swiftech MC462 for my 1.4 Tbird. At that time I had no idea about fan speeds/ noise levels/ etc. Until then I considered retail heatsinks quiet. But at the time, the Swiftech was said to coo...
by mbetea
Sat Mar 15, 2008 8:23 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: On Bling / Deliberately Loud Components
Replies: 11
Views: 5888

I share the same view of computers that JazzJackRabbit has for the most part. Exceptions are if someone does something that is truly unique. I might not personally like it or would ever think about doing it, but I can appreciate the skill and craftsmanship that went into designing/building something...
by mbetea
Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja 2 spotted on CeBIT [Large-ish images]
Replies: 22
Views: 6877

Different model. There's a thread about the giant Ninja here too, it's got 20 heatpipes. I'm just hoping they made some serious changes to their mounting setup.
by mbetea
Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:48 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Awful motherboard software design and boxes:
Replies: 22
Views: 6086

I would agree with the OP. But I would also say it's not limited to board makers. A lot of software companies seem to do this. And if it's a piece of software that allows 3rd party custom skins, eek! Look out. (See winamp, WMP, firefox, etc)
by mbetea
Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your TV goes dark.....
Replies: 18
Views: 3461

Who's to blame..... look in a mirror. Well it wouldn't do me any good as I don't watch those shows. Instead I'll look to the dipsticks that sit there and say, "Oh I hate such and such show, I only watch it to see..." Last time I checked, ratings don't take excuses for watching a show into account. ...
by mbetea
Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:17 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Awful motherboard software design and boxes:
Replies: 22
Views: 6086

would it kill them to hire a north american marketing firm?
Oh, they did. But the american firm outsourced it. :wink:
by mbetea
Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your TV goes dark.....
Replies: 18
Views: 3461

I'm all for it, TV is a cancer and rots peoples brains. It's bad enough all on its own, but to be wasting massive amounts of radio bandwidth to pump the filth and trash over the airwaves is horrible. At least with the conversion to digital they get less bandwidth allocated to them, freeing up more ...
by mbetea
Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: MetaRAM quadruples DDR2 DIMM capacities
Replies: 5
Views: 1400

Damn, and it seems like only yesterday your PC was loaded if you had 128mb of ram.
by mbetea
Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:45 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: CES 2008, Day 1: Antec, Arctic Cooling, CoolIT
Replies: 48
Views: 24943

The 300 looks like an interesting case, especially if its price is going to be around $60. I agree with some others though about the side panel vent. Besides the cases that use the large fans (20cm +) I haven't seen side panel vents play a significant part in cooling. But others might feel different...
by mbetea
Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:34 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Turning off a hard drive
Replies: 31
Views: 16668

Just curious. Has anyone used Nvidia's feature of turning off/disconnecting drives? I know starting with the Nf4 chipset they had this ability but I never needed to use it myself. Just curious if that worked any better than using XP's options.
by mbetea
Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:30 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja Airflow Testing....Tracing Turbulence Noise.
Replies: 44
Views: 20554

I haven't done any formal testing myself with the Ninja. But I can say I ran a Ninja with no fan attached to it on an x2 4400+ with a 120mm YL exhaust in a p180 case. The highest temp after hours of load was about 49C. I also have a 2.8ghz P4 Northwood using a Ninja with no fan attached and just a N...
by mbetea
Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bending a HR-05
Replies: 12
Views: 3892

I would think you'd need some tools to do it. Possibly heating the pipes up with a propane torch. But I can't see the second bend being made without messing with some of the fins.

The HR-05 SLI already has this mod done to it.
by mbetea
Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:03 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 - 12V Cable Behind Mobo
Replies: 5
Views: 2609

When I used a Sonata case years ago. I routed a lot of cables underneath/behind the motherboard. Anything from IDE cables to case panel wires and various leads coming from the PSU and never had a problem.
by mbetea
Mon Aug 13, 2007 1:51 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Getting closer to that 0dB HDD.
Replies: 1
Views: 1628

Getting closer to that 0dB HDD.

http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/08/13/ ... es_cometh/

While I didn't think the article was great, it did give a glimpse into this anticipated tech.
by mbetea
Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:39 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Abit IP35 Pro FanEQ works how? Linear?
Replies: 12
Views: 4686

1) I don't have the board but looked through the manual and that's how I thought of it. I've used Abit boards in the past with this feature and it's how it worked. 2) What he said. Some boards will shut the fan off (DFI boards come to mind). 3) I don't think so. But try other fan headers on the boar...
by mbetea
Tue Aug 07, 2007 8:21 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: And the next SOLO is ...
Replies: 10
Views: 5108

Post pics of it if you can. Would be interested to see it. I tried years ago painting a case, didn't turn out too good though. Most definitely my fault though. :oops:
by mbetea
Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:11 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: And the next SOLO is ...
Replies: 10
Views: 5108

I'm surprised they haven't done a black on black Solo/p150. Kind of like the Sonata with the matte/plastic finish and the glossy.