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by orihara
Fri Oct 12, 2007 7:51 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe fans and the CPU fan connector? Confused...
Replies: 13
Views: 4115

The P5B can't control a 3pin fan on the CPU header either. I think it may be that they didn't include the circuitry to do so.
by orihara
Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:44 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Tiny, Silent and Efficient: The picoPSU
Replies: 142
Views: 224542

What's the point in getting the dedicated VGA PSU, if it's loud? It's not going to be any quieter than having a regular PSU in the case. The review you link to explicitly mentions that it's loud, due in no small part to the fact that it's cooled by a pair of 40mm fans.
by orihara
Thu Jan 11, 2007 1:00 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: A silent high-end gaming computer: possible?
Replies: 19
Views: 11421

I'll point out that I run GW on a 7950GT, and regularly get 75+ fps. The only time I didn't was during the winter festival, when there was literally 100+ people on the same spot in town.
by orihara
Wed Jan 03, 2007 1:02 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo Question - Motherboard Screws
Replies: 2
Views: 1547

Having a Solo case, I can tell you that it does matter which one you use. The small screws don't actually fit the standoffs. They're actually just enough smaller that they can pull out of the standoffs, but not enough smaller for it to be easy doing so. So if you put the small screws in, it's nearly...
by orihara
Fri Dec 15, 2006 2:19 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best 92mm fan?
Replies: 10
Views: 3765

The top 92mm fan mount on the Solo/P150 is close enough to the top of the bracket it's on that you have about 1mm of clearance between the fan housing and the top of the bracket. You can only fit a fan which is actually 92mm on, I think.
by orihara
Mon Nov 27, 2006 8:33 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASUS P5B deluxe - extra power socket
Replies: 2
Views: 2451

Use the 8 pin connector.
by orihara
Mon Nov 27, 2006 8:22 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive high-end: XFX GeForce7950GS/T
Replies: 84
Views: 55398

It's double slot, kinda. The front of the card fits within the single slot space, but the heatsink on the back takes up some extra room, too. It might interfere with stuff put above it in the case.
by orihara
Wed Nov 22, 2006 9:16 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 4-pin CPU power plug mandatory?
Replies: 2
Views: 1678

They aren't necessarily mandatory, but they effectively are. You can blow your MB power connector without it connected.
by orihara
Fri Nov 17, 2006 9:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Guts of a file server / host machine?
Replies: 7
Views: 2674

If he uses virtual machines for the clients to actually be using, there shouldn't be a problem with corrupting the server's files and settings. Slightly more overhead, but given what it's going to be used for, that shouldn't matter too much.
by orihara
Fri Nov 17, 2006 8:36 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan mounting sticks for closed corners
Replies: 5
Views: 2522

In my experience, they works decently enough. They're a bit difficult to install though. I broke one when trying to do so.
by orihara
Sun Nov 12, 2006 6:35 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 92mm Yateloons unavailable? Alternatives?
Replies: 21
Views: 7731

The top 92mm fan location on a solo will only fit a 92mm fan. The holes are located right up at the top of the door they're on. The bottom fan location does have about 4mm of space all around, so you should be able to fit a 100mm fan on the bottom. Not sure it's worth it to stick different fans at t...
by orihara
Sat Nov 11, 2006 5:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Would you like a 5cm longer Solo?
Replies: 39
Views: 20604

I had no real problems with having my vid card and HDD installed at the same height. Have to slide the HDD out a bit to get the cables on, but they fit fine. And the PCIe power cable is sticking towards the front of the case.
by orihara
Sun Nov 05, 2006 6:52 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: cpu fan controlled by mobo 4 pin plug?
Replies: 9
Views: 4060

As far as I can tell, the P5B is unable to control the speed of a 3-pin fan on the CPU header. It can control headers CHA1-3, but they all recieve the same output.
by orihara
Sun Nov 05, 2006 5:41 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P150 --- on its side?
Replies: 7
Views: 3123

Thanks for the rapid reply...some follow up q's... a) driver suspension -- why wouldn't it work? is it that the bungee cords won't hold the drive? b) re: extra feet - yes. c) Raptor -- I was thinkingof putting them in one of those copper thingies...unless you think I should head towards a different...
by orihara
Sun Nov 05, 2006 4:52 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P150 --- on its side?
Replies: 7
Views: 3123

You can't suspend the hard drives when it's on it's side. The front intakes on the right side will also probably end up blocked. You'll also need to put on extra feet on the right side. I don't see any other problems with it being on it's side though. As far as your system goes, I doubt the Raptor w...
by orihara
Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:01 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: p5b dlx 8 phase power chips super hot
Replies: 8
Views: 3316

The inductors are just pieces of wire, coiled up. There's no point in attempting to cool them, because they're good for roughly 200C or more. Unless they're hot enough to desolder themselves, they're fine.
by orihara
Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:53 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 4-pins fans?
Replies: 20
Views: 6523

The PWM wire carries a high frequency signal with a duty cycle between 0 and 100%. The voltage the fan motor recieves is modulated by this signal. This is done so that the RPM sensor doesn't have a modulated voltage signal, which could screw the results. So the PWM overrides the 12V? Can't I just p...
by orihara
Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:03 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 4-pins fans?
Replies: 20
Views: 6523

The PWM wire carries a high frequency signal with a duty cycle between 0 and 100%. The voltage the fan motor recieves is modulated by this signal. This is done so that the RPM sensor doesn't have a modulated voltage signal, which could screw the results.
by orihara
Fri Oct 27, 2006 9:04 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Your cpu temps with Ninja
Replies: 11
Views: 4120

The discrepency is due to the fact that the MB sensor isn't on the core. The value speedfan is giving you for a core temp is accurate.

Your Athlon 3500+ must have the sensor closer to the actual chip.
by orihara
Fri Oct 27, 2006 11:57 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Dual Core: Individual Temperature monitoring...
Replies: 2
Views: 1650

Speedfan 4.32 beta 4 supports the DTS. It's a beta, yes, but it appears to work fine, for me at least.
by orihara
Fri Oct 27, 2006 11:06 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja mounting system...
Replies: 12
Views: 4157

chienpourri wrote:
cmthomson wrote:Just remember: don't remove the adhesive backing paper!
What do you mean by that?
You're not supposed to remove the paper.
by orihara
Fri Oct 27, 2006 9:16 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: fan controller recommendation
Replies: 11
Views: 4091

Since we're on the subject, is it possible to control a non PWM fan using the CPU header on a P5B with speedfan?
by orihara
Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:29 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: P5B Temperature Sensors
Replies: 6
Views: 2520

The 127 temp is almost certainly a ghost temp. As for the one labeled system temp, I believe that's the southbridge, though it could be the northbridge.
by orihara
Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:51 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Cable required
Replies: 3
Views: 1844

Errr... The OP is right, almost no shipping sound cards can send 5.1 over digital from games. This is because most sound cards aren't capable of doing the encoding, because 5.1 is a compressed format when done over digital. Sound cards which can output dynamically generated 5.1 over SPDIF are marked...
by orihara
Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:36 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: fan controller recommendation
Replies: 11
Views: 4091

It's a part of the MB and BIOS. The hardware portion of it can also be controlled from windows using a program called Speedfan. The BIOS just has 3 options, IIRC: one where it remains quiet pretty much all the time, one where the fans spin near full speed, and one where the fans vary based on temp. ...
by orihara
Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:26 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Motherboard northbridge reaches 120c (!) and dies
Replies: 42
Views: 48242

This almost makes me wonder if it would be a good idea to stick the squirrel cage fan onto the VRM heatsink, even though it says not to unless using a passive heatsink or watercooling.