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by high5
Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What happened to cpemma & http://www.cpemma.co.uk ??
Replies: 32
Views: 7959

Dang...

R.I.P. cpemma

It might be a little late, but I'm willing to offer a hand in restoration of cpemma's website if necessary.
by high5
Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What happened to cpemma & http://www.cpemma.co.uk ??
Replies: 32
Views: 7959

Sorry to bump the thread, but has anyone gained some info on the subject?
by high5
Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Cooler Master Silent Pro reviewed at Anandtech
Replies: 7
Views: 2407

Cooler Master advertises their use of small copper plates on the heatsinks as a means of increasing heat dissipation, since copper transfers heat faster than aluminum. Aluminum still dissipates the heat faster to the surrounding air , which is one reason the whole cooler isn't made of copper. Sorry...
by high5
Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:45 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 2400/2600 Pro/XT owners, what are your idle clock speeds
Replies: 6
Views: 1810

Idle temps are around 40C, and seem to stabilise at around 77-78C max after running ATI Tool artefact testing for half an hour or so (this is in a P182 with a single Nexus exhaust running mostly at 600rpm). There's definitely no flickering, at least not that I've noticed. Sounds good, thanks for sh...
by high5
Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: CrystalCPUID: User Configurable Cool 'n' Quiet
Replies: 106
Views: 85774

Re: Help

Ok so I've configured CrystalnQuiet however I dont understand the Interval Times, Up/Down Threshold nor the Option settings. Can someone help me understand or give me some settings for a more aggressive approach? amd 4600 x2 an8sli 32 deluxe Like others have said in this thread, give RMClock a look...
by high5
Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:45 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Recommended, readily available and IN PRODUCTION hard drive?
Replies: 12
Views: 4334

I have a Western Digital, specifically WD2500KS-00MJB0, and it's the quietest drive currently around IMO. Same drive, same opinion here. I had opportunity to see 250GB Hitachi/Samsung P/WD SE16 (multiple samples) in action before pulling the trigger and it wasn't even close. WD all the way. So IMHO...
by high5
Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:07 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: [CES 07] Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 & S2
Replies: 86
Views: 43467

niels007 wrote:I'm getting impatient! :)
Same here. :lol:
niels007 wrote:Plus the info on their site doesn't mention Nvidia 6800 cards to be supported.. :/
According to this spec sheet from AC website, S1 is targeted as a solution for 6800 series.
by high5
Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:28 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: [CES 07] Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 & S2
Replies: 86
Views: 43467

7600GS is a low end card both in performance and power requirements. It doesn't even need external power connector. xbitlabs estimates power draw of only 27.4W under load, so I'm not really impressed with S2 performance yet. I was looking at the performance of the card compared to the allowed max t...
by high5
Sun Mar 11, 2007 12:51 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: [CES 07] Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 & S2
Replies: 86
Views: 43467

AC website now has the links to three S2 reviews:

http://www.arctic-cooling.com/vga2.php? ... ta=5&disc=
by high5
Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:53 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: [CES 07] Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 & S2
Replies: 86
Views: 43467

Accelero S2 is now listed at AC website!

http://www.arctic-cooling.com/vga2.php?idx=125
by high5
Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:13 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: [CES 07] Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 & S2
Replies: 86
Views: 43467

Sorry to bump a month old thread, but does anyone know what's the status on this stuff?
by high5
Sun Jan 14, 2007 2:32 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is seasonic the quietest fan-cooled PSU?
Replies: 2
Views: 1642

NeilBlanchard wrote:Both of those have voltage switches, so no PFC.
Slight correction, Neil. No active PFC. :wink:
by high5
Thu Jan 11, 2007 6:40 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Tagan EasyCon XL 700W: A Tagan at Last
Replies: 16
Views: 16082

kike_1974 wrote:I liked the old U01 series Tagan PSUs. They were the only ones from Tagan that I consider quiet.
Agreed. But they also tend to run as hot as hell.

BTW U22 = 2Force
by high5
Thu Jan 11, 2007 3:59 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New HDD, are 250GB WDs as good (noisewise) as 500GB WDs?
Replies: 11
Views: 4219

rpsgc, please report back with your impressions.

I'm after the same drive.
by high5
Thu Jan 11, 2007 2:08 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Creating a quieter PC - Thanks to all here!
Replies: 11
Views: 7224

Both temps you read via the LM99 are VGA related. Local@LM99 (the one you labeled as 'Case') should be GPU core temp and Remote@LM99 should be GPU ambient temp. That's usually the temp of monitoring chip itself. You should stress your VGA a bit and then observe how do those two temps behave. My gues...
by high5
Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:08 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Buzzing from Antec NeoHE 430
Replies: 5
Views: 2291

The so-called scroll noise has usually been related to the VGA.

I'd suggest you to double-check whether it's really coming from your PSU.

You can help yourself with some cardboard to isolate certain areas inside your computer in order to determine the source of the noise.
by high5
Sun Dec 31, 2006 12:33 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB: Big Low Noise Champ?
Replies: 107
Views: 98733

Hard mounted?
by high5
Sat Dec 23, 2006 2:02 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: SPCR Designed Computer Systems
Replies: 216
Views: 296471

kaange wrote:One thing I wondered when reading the article on the Model 1 is that an Antec Solo is used with an Antec Neo 430W PSU. Wouldn't the use of a P150 provide the equivalent case & PSU for a lower cost?
Don't you know that black computers are faster?

:wink:
by high5
Tue Dec 12, 2006 5:35 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Low end graphics card AGP
Replies: 11
Views: 4169

I'd suggest a Radeon 9550 if it's not outside your budget.

You can also find it as a fanless solution.
by high5
Sat May 27, 2006 5:46 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P150: Back in Black? [called: Solo]
Replies: 228
Views: 138206

thanks for the update, i was just about to ask about availability.

i hope we'll see it in Europe soon...
by high5
Sat Apr 29, 2006 3:42 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P150: Back in Black? [called: Solo]
Replies: 228
Views: 138206

TBH no stealth covers is fine with me.

but hey... different people, different tastes. ;)

can't wait for this case to become available. bye-bye my Centurion5. :lol:
by high5
Thu Apr 20, 2006 9:27 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Opteron for gaming?
Replies: 21
Views: 6072

again, yes, it's GPU limited, but it (along with madshrimps article) answers the question Mats asked. and believe it or not, many people still think that AMD systems lose performance if you switch away from '1:1'. BTW thanks for the kind P4 offer, but it doesn't fit my price/performance ratio. :wink:
by high5
Thu Apr 20, 2006 6:18 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Opteron for gaming?
Replies: 21
Views: 6072

No, all you showed is that the performance of Doom 3 at those settings is limited by your video card. It doesn't say anything about "overall system performance", or the effect of memory on such. well, i can run timedemo at 640×480 with low detailes but that wouldn't be real-world performance anymor...
by high5
Thu Apr 20, 2006 5:02 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Opteron for gaming?
Replies: 21
Views: 6072

It looks like you're GPU limited in Doom 3 at these settings. we are talking real-world performance here. my point is to show that memory has little influence on overall system performance in that case on K8 architecture. Also, the two 512MB modules are forcing you to run at 2T Command Rate (unless...
by high5
Thu Apr 20, 2006 4:31 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Opteron for gaming?
Replies: 21
Views: 6072

i just remembered i did some Doom3 benching about 2 weeks ago. i dug out my notes, so in case anyone's interested... system is: Abit NF8 Venice 3000+ (s754) 2×512MB SuperTalent PC3200 CL2 (Infineon CE-5) Sapphire X800GT 256MB results: CPU @ 240×10, RAM @ 200 2-3-2 1T: 69.6fps CPU @ 240×10, RAM @ 200...
by high5
Wed Apr 19, 2006 8:47 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Opteron for gaming?
Replies: 21
Views: 6072

on K8 memory has negligible influence on real world performance. there is a decent article on madshrimps.be regarding this issue:

http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=getarticle&articID=325
by high5
Sun Apr 16, 2006 12:11 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Looking for a quiet Heatsink in a tight case.
Replies: 8
Views: 2452

Scythe Katana maybe?
by high5
Tue Apr 11, 2006 9:29 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec NSK series cases online at antec web site
Replies: 54
Views: 25276

diver wrote:The real question is, will there be a version of the 6500 without a PSU? But, I ask that about the P150 as well.
well, this pdf lists NSK6000 which is actually NSK6500 sans PSU.

look good to me. :D
by high5
Mon Apr 03, 2006 2:50 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12-430: Beyond the Super Tornado
Replies: 200
Views: 183908

yeah, i guess he is... i wasn't aware of that 'fan' part in 'Soft-Mounting Rubber Cushion Fan - Quieter operation and longer life.' statement.
by high5
Sun Apr 02, 2006 10:47 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12-430: Beyond the Super Tornado
Replies: 200
Views: 183908

winguy wrote:
Soft-mounting rubber cushions
I wonder what that means...
i'm thinking something like silicon gasket for PSU mounting.