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by Jubei
Sun Mar 16, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 3400 and 3600
Replies: 30
Views: 11890

Newbie with video cards here . . . how does one get the temp of the GPU?? I'm using Sapphire ATI HD 3450.

I can't find the temp in Catalyst Control Center.
by Jubei
Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:43 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Speedfan questions.
Replies: 8
Views: 4102

Need some explanation please. I have just set up my new system around an Asus P5k-E Wifi and Intel E6550. Speedfan provides temps that match figures on Asus Probe, except it has one item as Aux that is 127C!! I follows dhanson865's advice an got a config from the Speedfan website and now the Aux ite...
by Jubei
Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:47 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Vista or XP?
Replies: 63
Views: 14766

Vista or XP?

I am now finally building my new system around an Asus P5K-E Wifi and was wondering whether there is any point installing Windows Vista instead of XP at this point.

Thanks for any input!
by Jubei
Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:33 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte 780G GA-MA78GM-S2H
Replies: 65
Views: 56493

I'm considering this board, but the high NB temps are abit scary since I live in the tropics . . . ambient temps in summer is already around 27-30C so if the NB runs hot in Europe and N. America in winter, it is going to really burn in summer.

Otherwise, this boards fits my needs very well.
by Jubei
Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New Build Advice : Intel or AMD? M8N-E any good?
Replies: 6
Views: 2014

It is good to know that AMD is faster out of the box at the price range . . . but one of my key problems is lack of choice for AMD based boards. So far, I have seen Asus and Gigabyte boards but have not found any AM2 socket MSI boards.
by Jubei
Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:34 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New Build Advice : Intel or AMD? M8N-E any good?
Replies: 6
Views: 2014

Thanks for the info!! Great seems like AMD CPU is way to go at budget price range . . . only thing is less mobo choices. I am looking at M8N-E as stated before, but am abit worried about comments that it is less than stable when tweaked. I don't really intend to overclock so I should be OK?? In term...
by Jubei
Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:09 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New Build Advice : Intel or AMD? M8N-E any good?
Replies: 6
Views: 2014

New Build Advice : Intel or AMD? M8N-E any good?

Background : last week, the SATA controller on my motherboard (Asus A8N-E) got fried (freak accident, no idea what caused it) and it can no longer access any SATA device. I have decided to build a new rig as my main system and hopefully salvage my current one as a backup system. I have not been acti...
by Jubei
Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: PC is not recognizing my hard disks. What to do?
Replies: 6
Views: 1885

Just got my hands on a SATA-to-IDE connector and plugging the hard disks into the IDE port, the motherboard / bios successfully recognized the hard disks. The problem now is that the C drive is connected to the secondary IDE port and the mobo still won't load the OS. I was hoping that it would boot ...
by Jubei
Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: PC is not recognizing my hard disks. What to do?
Replies: 6
Views: 1885

This morning I just tried : 1) Using Asus support CD to flash bios 2) reset cmos by taking out battery and moving jumpers Neither helped the situation. I am now convinced my motherboard SATA controller is fried. Thanks for all the help guys! Now is it probably time to do abit of research and come ba...
by Jubei
Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: PC is not recognizing my hard disks. What to do?
Replies: 6
Views: 1885

Pardon my ignorance, but how does resetting bios help?

When I go into bios setup it recognizes everything else apart from what's connected to the SATA ports - which include 3 hard disks (there are 4 SATA ports). It seems to me that everything else is fine.
by Jubei
Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: PC is not recognizing my hard disks. What to do?
Replies: 6
Views: 1885

PC is not recognizing my hard disks. What to do?

Major PC disaster encountered last night! As I was surfing the web and listening to music with foobar in the background, and when I launched Excel, my PC suddenly froze and crashed - I got a blue screen of death - and on re-start, bios says I have no hard disk installed!! (I have 2 internal WD hard ...
by Jubei
Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:19 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Gigabyte Volar GH-PSU21-FB CPU HSF
Replies: 2
Views: 1318

Gigabyte Volar GH-PSU21-FB CPU HSF

Came across this new Gigabyte CPU HSF in a magazine. Product page : http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/AirCooling/Products_Spec.aspx?ProductID=2499&ProductName=Volar The main feature is the omni-directional 120mm fan, that can be angled to blow at the chipsets or mosfets areas. The local (i.e. Hong...
by Jubei
Sun Apr 01, 2007 12:14 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet, fast, small & not expensive. My new machine.
Replies: 5
Views: 7038

Very nice hard disk suspension!
by Jubei
Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:43 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: sunon heatsink with mini pump
Replies: 13
Views: 4536

Actually I posted about this awhile back, but I'm really bad at starting new posts - they normal "die" pretty quick. http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=33079&highlight=sunon+waturbo Anyway, last week, I read a review of the cooler in a Hong Kong PC magazine. According to their tests, t...
by Jubei
Wed Aug 02, 2006 7:28 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: SUNON Waturbo
Replies: 0
Views: 1490

SUNON Waturbo

I just ran into this in a Taiwanese PC mag - Sunon Waturbo. It is a CPU cooler that combines a heatsink fan with a liquid pump inside the heatsink. The fan is supposed to a mag-lev fan. Waturbo = water turbo Here are the links to the official site: http://www.sunon.com.tw/waturbo/en_tc01406001.htm I...
by Jubei
Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:01 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Is 42C too hot for a harddrive?
Replies: 2
Views: 1599

Is 42C too hot for a harddrive?

I built my PC in winter and with ambient temps of around 20C, the CPU was around 27-30C most of the time when idle or browsing the internet. Now that it is summer, temps are significantly higher. According the Speedfan, I have: CPU: 37C Chipset: 42C Harddrive: 42C 1) Are these temps normal when ambi...
by Jubei
Sat May 13, 2006 7:26 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help needed to remove video interference
Replies: 6
Views: 2081

Tried the PC with 2 different LCDs with 2 different DVI cables. Would it make any difference using D-Sub / VGA cable?
by Jubei
Sat May 13, 2006 4:08 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help needed to remove video interference
Replies: 6
Views: 2081

Help needed to remove video interference

I recently built a pc around a MSI K8NGM2-FID in a Cooler Master Centurion 541 case (with 380W PSU). Everything is working fine except the LCD monitor flickers occassionally. This flickering is worse when I watch TV through a PCI TV Tuner card. I know this is not the monitor's fault as I have simila...
by Jubei
Wed Apr 26, 2006 6:17 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Chipset fan header on motherboard
Replies: 7
Views: 2554

With the A8N-E. the manual says Asus Q-Fan supports CPU FAN and CHASSIS FAN. The chipset fan is synchronized with CPU FAN.

I have noticed chipset fan rpm decreasing when temps are lower, so I suppose it works.

Don't know whether this is the same with the A8N-SLI Premium though.
by Jubei
Wed Apr 26, 2006 6:05 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI K8NGM2-NBP on-baord video
Replies: 6
Views: 2966

I am also planning to build a system with the MSI K8NGM2-NBP.

Does anyone have the board and can comment??
by Jubei
Thu Mar 09, 2006 7:40 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Should I replace my Centurion 5 120 mm fan?
Replies: 9
Views: 2635

Addictive this is. I too have the Centurion 5 with an Antec TruePower 2.0 PSU. The Antec automatically controls fans connected to its dedicated 12V fan switch - and basically the rear 120mm fan didn't even spin!! At first I thought I had a faulty fan, but the case has a QC mark dated 01 Feb 2006 (!)...
by Jubei
Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help with internal wiring / cabling!
Replies: 2
Views: 1217

Help with internal wiring / cabling!

I have completed my first build and the internal cabling is a mess!!!!

Can anyone please recommend me some sites where I can learn more about how to tidy up the unused power cables and how to run the assorted connectors inside the case??

Thanks.
by Jubei
Sun Mar 05, 2006 6:43 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Asus Ai Booster or AMD Cool n Quiet?
Replies: 3
Views: 1657

I have stopped using Ai Booster and am using Cool n Quiet instead.
by Jubei
Sun Mar 05, 2006 1:00 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Asus Ai Booster or AMD Cool n Quiet?
Replies: 3
Views: 1657

Asus Ai Booster or AMD Cool n Quiet?

I have just finished building my first PC and have some questions regarding AMD Cool n Quiet. I have the Asus A8N-E motherboard and it comes with an Asus Ai Booster utlility that is similar to the Cool n Quiet software. The Ai Booster possesses a more infomative interface. My queries: 1. Do the 2 cl...
by Jubei
Fri Mar 03, 2006 8:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Samsung or LG LCD?
Replies: 0
Views: 765

Samsung or LG LCD?

I went looking for 17" LCD monitor - the shop assistant recommended 2 models - the Samsung 730B and the LG L1750B. Both are the same price. His comment was Samsungs are assembled in China but LGs are still manufactured and assembled in Korea. Any suggestions on which is a better general purpose moni...
by Jubei
Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:26 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Novice seeking advice on first DIY system
Replies: 9
Views: 2527

A 450 watt PSU is overkill, a quick glance at your system suggests that it should not even break 200 watts at full load. Go for the Seasonic S12 330. It's efficient, quiet, and reliable. Is 330W sufficient after adding the soundcards, TV Tuners and extra optical and hard drives?? In thinking about ...
by Jubei
Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:17 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Novice seeking advice on first DIY system
Replies: 9
Views: 2527

That's really strange; Seasonic IS a Taiwanese PSU. The company is headquartered in Taiwan, PSU's are made on the mainland (across the border from you). I know . . . but the local computer shopping malls are loaded with things like 2theMax, Magic Pro, GTR and the like. They can be significantly che...
by Jubei
Tue Feb 28, 2006 8:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Novice seeking advice on first DIY system
Replies: 9
Views: 2527

Yeah, I've been looking for Seasonic PSUs but have yet to find them in Hong Kong (where I live). Loads of Taiwanese PSUs but hard to find the brands taked about in these forums except Antecs.

And thanks for the input about the graphics cards.
by Jubei
Tue Feb 28, 2006 6:00 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Novice seeking advice on first DIY system
Replies: 9
Views: 2527

Novice seeking advice on first DIY system

Hi, this is my first post. I have finally decided to build my first PC with the following components primarily for MP3 encoding and playback, storing photos, some video playing and encoding as well as light gaming (real time strategy stuff). My concerns are whether this is good enough or overkill an...