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by noee
Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: AMD 5350 passivly cooled HTPC
Replies: 2
Views: 2986

Re: AMD 5350 passivly cooled HTPC

Interesting....can you play HD video using madVR renderer (MPC-HC should work) at default settings without frame drops? Maybe try the smoothmotion option too. What are the temps after 15min of playback?

Assuming, of course, you're running Windows...
by noee
Wed May 28, 2014 1:05 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus H87I-PLUS hw monitoring/fan control - Linux [solved]
Replies: 20
Views: 9375

Re: Asus H87I-PLUS hw monitoring/fan control - Linux [solved

I have an older Asus M4A and run Linux (openSUSE). I found that in order to get pwmconfig/lm-sensors to work, I had to add this to the kernel boot:

acpi_enforce_resources=lax
by noee
Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How good was IBM OS/2 in 90s
Replies: 14
Views: 6317

Re: How good was IBM OS/2 in 90s

is it true the UI of os/2 is the least user-friendly? I guess that would depend somewhat on your point of reference. I found it suitable for the times, given what we were doing with it. When NT4 came out (the Win95 GUI on top of NT), I remember thinking OS/2 and NT4 "felt" very similar, fwiw. btw d...
by noee
Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How good was IBM OS/2 in 90s
Replies: 14
Views: 6317

Re: How good was IBM OS/2 in 90s

We ran Gupta's SQLBase (client/server SQL server) and 3Com's LAN Manager on OS/2 in the early days, and I mean early days. We developed one of the very first true Windows-based client/server apps using Gupta's SQLWindows as the client-side front-end on Windows 2.0 and Windows386....ah the good old d...
by noee
Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting Athlon II X4 630
Replies: 3
Views: 2442

Re: Undervolting Athlon II X4 630

fwiw, I have everything in BIOS at "default" and use K10Stat for all settings. At my P3 state in K10Stat, I have: CPU Volt: .75 NB Volt: 1.0125 I could probably go lower with the NB, but I've been running this config for years and it's just rock solid. I've used PMSRT also, works the same, I just li...
by noee
Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:32 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Overclocking Athlon X4 630 on Biostar TA790GXBE
Replies: 25
Views: 8460

Re: Overclocking Athlon X4 630 on Biostar TA790GXBE

... it's pretty much at it's limit already. It's a bit confusing that noee's CPU temp is actually lower than his Core temp whereas my CPU is quite a bit higher, at idle and load. It might be because of the orientation of my CPU fan and where the "CPU" sensor is located. Instead of the fan pointing ...
by noee
Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:37 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Overclocking Athlon X4 630 on Biostar TA790GXBE
Replies: 25
Views: 8460

Re: Overclocking Athlon X4 630 on Biostar TA790GXBE

My fans are mislabeled. The one labeled chassis is actually the CPU fan (mini-Ninja w/80mm fan using SpeedFan/PWN) and the other two fans are 120mm case exit fans (using manual fan controllers/Fanmates) and yes, when encoding, this machine is a bit loud, but in "low power mode", with the fans at min...
by noee
Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:14 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Overclocking Athlon X4 630 on Biostar TA790GXBE
Replies: 25
Views: 8460

Re: Overclocking Athlon X4 630 on Biostar TA790GXBE

Here is a shot from today running an encode, it's really cool today, about 70F in my office, so temps are a bit lower than normal. I usually go for the NB Freq setting (in CPUZ) stable as opposed to straight CPU clocks. Notice I'm single channel on the memory, I had a channel go bad a while back on ...
by noee
Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:42 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Overclocking Athlon X4 630 on Biostar TA790GXBE
Replies: 25
Views: 8460

Re: Overclocking Athlon X4 630 on Biostar TA790GXBE

fwiw, my mobo is an older Asus M4A75TD. I have memory over volted to 1.695v Other settings: 292 12x 9x 1.3695 LoadLine cal 19.35% HT 1400 Memory running ~1100, 2x2Gb Running Win7 Ult and OpenSUSE 12.3 (dual boot). This gives me very stable CPU temps (55C) when this machine is at full load (encoding ...
by noee
Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Overclocking Athlon X4 630 on Biostar TA790GXBE
Replies: 25
Views: 8460

Re: Overclocking Athlon X4 630 on Biostar TA790GXBE

Yes, it might help. I have a 620X4 (no L3) that runs 3.5Ghz stable (for years now) at 1.3695 using mini_Ninja in a NSK2400.
by noee
Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:33 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel Haswell here, fully fanless pcs
Replies: 15
Views: 10546

Re: Intel Haswell here, fully fanless pcs

To me the biggest disappointment is they say HD 4600 is still off limits to madVR's Jinc 3 and higher settings. I bet Intel HD 5x00 can handle it, but those are only available on OEM desktops :evil:. I bet it could be tweaked to work (FSE mode with chroma scaling at Lanczos or SoftCubic, perhaps) d...
by noee
Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Making PSU replacement in Antec Solo easier
Replies: 4
Views: 1949

Re: Making PSU replacement in Antec Solo easier

Drill the rivets if you want to remove the x-bar. There are only five of them: 2 in the back, 2 on drive cage in the middle and 1 in the front.
by noee
Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Picking a FM2 matx mobo
Replies: 8
Views: 4734

Re: Picking a FM2 matx mobo

Trust me, there are a few of us watching and waiting. I'm currently modifying my "htpc" machine to be a suitable NAS (FreeNAS) and as that completes, I will then go to Trinity for the HTPC. Looking forward to your results.
by noee
Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!
Replies: 169
Views: 152591

Re: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!

Well heck, I just took delivery of one last week (from newegg), but I'll gladly take another. ;) This replaced and older Antec 380 in a Fusion, older Asus M4A..-EVO, Athlon II 620 (heavily undervolted/underclocked), couple of Samsung HDs, M4 SSD, LG BD-ROM, 4Gb RAM, HD6570 (fanless), Intel GbE NIC. ...
by noee
Sun Sep 02, 2012 6:54 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Are SSDs really that bad?
Replies: 46
Views: 14619

Re: Are SSDs really that bad?

Might find some interesting data here....
by noee
Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD Radeon HD 6570 & 6670 Budget GPUs
Replies: 29
Views: 16835

Re: AMD Radeon HD 6570 & 6670 Budget GPUs

Has anyone seen any passive 6670-range card at retail yet? Seems like it would be a big seller for the first to market at this perf level/$$.
by noee
Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Realistic power consumption of 785G + Athlon X4 630
Replies: 18
Views: 7402

I have a similar setup: Asus 785TD-M EVO Athlon II 620 2 hard drives BD rom 3 fans (Yate Loon), on a TR SI-128, in Antec Solo I have CnQ on, but I have it o/c'd to 3.5Ghz, NB @ 2.6Ghz Using Kill-a-watt at the wall, fwiw Idle: ~70watts Full Load: ~165watts I test full load encoding a DVD using x264, ...
by noee
Wed Sep 12, 2007 4:33 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Biostar TA690G temperature sensor question.
Replies: 6
Views: 3550

The new beta for SpeedFan seems to work with this board now and the Brisbane cores. I found that Temp3 is the CPU temp. Just run something like ORthos or FAH to watch which temp climbs and drops the quickest. On my setup, Temp3 is the only one that changes abruptly with system activity. I'm running ...
by noee
Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: owners of asus m2a-vm or any other 690G/SB600 - USB speed
Replies: 41
Views: 18518

When I get the Biostar TA690G back from the RMA, I'll test it out. I lost a SATA channel (two ports went to permanent PIO mode) and a new board should be here shortly. I do recall, however, that my external USB 2.0 drives were screaming fast, using both a HDD enclosure as well as the little multi-ad...
by noee
Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Two 690G builds
Replies: 76
Views: 49863

TA690G owner here:

Brisbane 3600 X2, TI-128 w/Scythe "E" @ 5V. Two Yate-Loon 120MM @5V for the case fans.

Vcore shows 1.152
O/C to 2312Mhz
IGP O/C by 50Mhz
IGP using 128MB RAM (2GB total)

Heatsinks just warm to the touch.
by noee
Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:53 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: My Biostar TA690G Review: mATX Overclocking Gem
Replies: 87
Views: 60168

Seems like I read that the 0601 rev fixes some CPU support issues introduced in 0516, I can't remember. I think I read it on VR-zone?? I don't really notice anything else so far with it. Yeah, that dead zone on my setup appears very often with 533 divider, 400 works well though and my mem is SuperTa...
by noee
Fri Jun 08, 2007 6:02 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: My Biostar TA690G Review: mATX Overclocking Gem
Replies: 87
Views: 60168

Yes, I can verify what you describe with any ATI drivers after 7.3, regardless of the BIOS rev. I too am on the 0601 rev. My guess is that we'd have to wait for Biostar to release a driver pkg instead of using the driver right from ATI. And just to be clear, their are two voltage options for vcore i...
by noee
Tue May 29, 2007 4:09 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: HTPC: AMD 690G board recomendations
Replies: 11
Views: 6688

I've got the Biostar currently, search around and you'll find some of my comments regarding cooling, undervolting, overclocking, etc. The layout of this board is great and it matches well with the NSK2400. The latest BIOS (0516) fixes the memory timings issues as well as some other issues related to...
by noee
Wed May 23, 2007 7:22 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: My Biostar TA690G Review: mATX Overclocking Gem
Replies: 87
Views: 60168

The board doesn't have any undervolting options in the BIOS Not true, at least in the newer BIOS version (4.27 and above). Do a search and you will find that there are a few of us who have undervolted the TA690G with a Brisbane quite effectively, using the BIOS settings only. You can do it with CnQ...
by noee
Mon May 21, 2007 2:54 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC build with NSK2400
Replies: 16
Views: 5385

I've got a recent built with the NSK2400, X2 3600+ and the TR SI-128. I've run it passive and active w/yate loon 120mm @5V, works well either way. With the fan, I get temps about 4-6C lower than without. So, yes, the fan will fit on the SI-128 in this case and yes, it will probably cool your C2D pas...
by noee
Fri May 18, 2007 6:05 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: How well do A64 3800+ Limas (EE 45W, 65nm) undervolt?
Replies: 9
Views: 3533

I should follow up (X2 3600 G1, TA690G)....

I'm now running at (CPUz):
CPU vcore: 1.152V
Speed: 2375Mhz
Multi: 9.5 (Auto)
FSB: 250
HT: 1000Mhz (x4)
Memory: 339Mhz (FSB/7, DDR2 533)

Orthos stable hours on end. Temps at load never above 40C. I'm so satisfied, haven't even really tried to push it.
by noee
Tue May 15, 2007 6:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What was your first computer?
Replies: 65
Views: 23725

My dad worked for DEC in the late 70's and early 80's and my first computer was really two computers: DEC Professional 350 and the venerable DEC Rainbow 100. Each dual-booted DOS and CP/M and each had a 5Mb hard drive. Built like tanks, those old DECs. Of course, the PDPs and VAXs were built well to...
by noee
Mon May 14, 2007 6:26 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Brisbane DTS broken?
Replies: 23
Views: 18177

So the on-die thermal diode still works, but have motherboard manufacturers implemented hardware to read it? Yes, I can second that the diode is working. I have accurate CPU temps on my 3600 Brisbane using Hwmonitor (hmonitor.net), setting Diode "0". AFAIK, this is the only app that can report accu...
by noee
Thu May 10, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Biostar Tforce TA690GAM2
Replies: 11
Views: 3508

I've built a system with this board and the NSK2400 and a Brisbane 3600. I posted something about in another thread re: temps, undervolting/overclocking and so forth. Might be in the "Fans" forum.
by noee
Tue May 08, 2007 7:35 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Brisbane DTS broken?
Replies: 23
Views: 18177

Well, a bit of news re: the DTS on my X2 Brisbane. I have been working with BIostar testing a new BIOS to fix a couple of bugs re: S3 suspend/resume, and in the latest BIOS I have, all of a sudden the CPU temps are being reported accurately via the Hardware Monitor Utility (same as the BIOS reportin...