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by sjoukew
Fri Dec 25, 2015 8:12 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Completly passive pc
Replies: 4
Views: 1842

Re: Completly passive pc

It is relatively difficult to build an passive pc and keep the temperatures under control in all circumstances, it needs a lot more than simply choosing some components, bolt them together and be successful. The generated heat has to go somewhere. If you add one or more slow running fans the heat is...
by sjoukew
Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Routers / NAS with stock Linux support?
Replies: 13
Views: 14769

Re: Routers / NAS with stock Linux support?

I am using dd-wrt, works fine. Using an asus router with 128 mb ram.
by sjoukew
Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Transforming Current PC to be Silent
Replies: 2
Views: 2235

Re: Transforming Current PC to be Silent

According to the asus support website your i7 cpu should work on you asus motherboard https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P8P67/HelpDesk_CPU/ . But it needs bios version 3207 or newer. You might want to upgrade the bios with the old working processor before you switch cpu. Your video card will also wo...
by sjoukew
Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 10
Replies: 48
Views: 20056

Re: Windows 10

Installed on my media center. The upgrade went perfect and it runs perfect. Not a single problem.
by sjoukew
Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First build after 7 years
Replies: 22
Views: 6440

Re: First build after 7 years

Here is a nice cpu benchmark for the witcher 3 http://www.techspot.com/review/1006-the-witcher-3-benchmarks/page5.html The Intel i7 is 'nice' when you want the fastest, video encoding etc. is faster on the i7, but the i5 is the biggest bang for the buck. If you are looking for good reviews and bench...
by sjoukew
Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Down the rabbit hole / PC horror stories
Replies: 8
Views: 5236

Re: Down the rabbit hole / PC horror stories

I had an AMD Thunderbird 800mhz on an Asus motherboard. The cpu cooler was dying of old age, dust of other misfortune so I decided to replace the cpu cooler. The installation was with an flat screw-driver and a lot of force and bending. (Stupid system on the Socket A motherboards). When installing t...
by sjoukew
Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld
Replies: 70
Views: 18617

Re: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld

I would stay away from the Samsung 840 EVO. It has a serious read-spead bug on older data, see anandtech . There is an fix out which works for Windows systems, but I am wondering if it is just a firmware glitch or that they are hiding something more. There are several competitors out there which mo...
by sjoukew
Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld
Replies: 70
Views: 18617

Re: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld

I would stay away from the Samsung 840 EVO. It has a serious read-spead bug on older data, see anandtech . There is an fix out which works for Windows systems, but I am wondering if it is just a firmware glitch or that they are hiding something more. There are several competitors out there which mor...
by sjoukew
Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: SFF Workstation advice
Replies: 12
Views: 4125

Re: SFF Workstation advice

The 840 and 840 evo are built with tlc nand, of which they say have +/- 1000 program/erase cycles. Most other drives are using mlc nand chips which are capable of 3000 -5000 p/e cycles. Intel's drives usually have 5000 p/e cycles and are more expensive, (and have the Intel name, and fame, which isn'...
by sjoukew
Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: SFF Workstation advice
Replies: 12
Views: 4125

Re: SFF Workstation advice

quest_for_silence wrote: ...as an humble Samsung 250Gb 840 EVO could probably write around 250Gb/day continuatively for 10 years, before wearing out:..
Do you have a source for those numbers? I can't find them on the samsung website.
by sjoukew
Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:29 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: SFF Workstation advice
Replies: 12
Views: 4125

Re: SFF Workstation advice

The samsung 840 evo is very fast, but has a limited life-span when it comes to writing. It is meant for consumer use and not made as a work-horse. The pro series (840 / 850 pro) will last a lot longer. If you are running vm's from your ssd and comiling a lot, you will write a lot of data to your ssd...
by sjoukew
Sun May 25, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent PC for audiophile use (fanless)
Replies: 9
Views: 4049

Re: Silent PC for audiophile use (fanless)

Memory is very cheap, I would add more ram. If it is not in use by your programs, it will be used as disk-cache and speed-up your machine.
2gb seems very little.
by sjoukew
Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet Developer Build
Replies: 11
Views: 3912

Re: Quiet Developer Build

Compiling and building software uses a lot of disk io. An ssd really speeds up the compile process. I wouldn't develop on a machine without ssd.
by sjoukew
Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent M-ITX box with AMD Kaveri 7850K
Replies: 3
Views: 5772

Re: Silent M-ITX box with AMD Kaveri 7850K

Nice build. Thanks for sharing.
by sjoukew
Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: After help with Low Power Fileserver, N36L too small
Replies: 5
Views: 1648

Re: After help with Low Power Fileserver, N36L too small

I would advice at least an intel i5, but not the I????k versions. The i5 has support for vt-d instructions, which are especially made for virtualization, it speeds up vm's a lot. Besides that it are quad core CPUs which offer a lot of calculating power. The intel i7 has 4 cores and hyper threading, ...
by sjoukew
Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PC Build Advice Needed (Video Editing)
Replies: 10
Views: 2749

Re: PC Build Advice Needed (Video Editing)

If you look at reviews from website as anandtech.com, Intel cpu's are à lot faster than their and counterparts, as can be seen in this article. http://anandtech.com/show/7677/amd-kaveri-review-a8-7600-a10-7850k/11 If you want performance I would advice an i5 or i7 from intel with enough memory. Espe...
by sjoukew
Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Asus Q87T temperature issues with Akasa Euler case
Replies: 10
Views: 5222

Re: Asus Q87T temperature issues with Akasa Euler case

If you touch the heat sink when the CPU is hot, the heat sink should also be very hot. If the heat sink is cold, I should worry about the contact between the CPU and the cooler. If the contact isn't good, the CPU will overheat and eh cooler should remain cold. An other program to show the CPU temper...
by sjoukew
Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Updated: Help Identify Failing Hardware
Replies: 18
Views: 5091

Re: Help Identify Failing Hardware

If your PSU would be bad and would give voltage fluctuations it can create all kinds of strange unreproducable behaviour. You could try to reset the bios with the motherboard jumper and see if that changes anything but I suspect your conclusion that the motherboard is the problem is a correct assump...
by sjoukew
Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:25 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help me build budget pc suitable for me!
Replies: 11
Views: 3341

Re: Help me build budget pc suitable for me!

I would go for an Intel i5. When you are developing, compiling, multitasking, a quad-core cpu really helps. And from my experience, and SSD for OS, IDE and compiling really speeds up things, especially when you are programming on larger java projects. It is amazing how much difference an SSD makes :...
by sjoukew
Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New build, which fans?
Replies: 16
Views: 2651

Re: New build, which fans?

SSD: Corsair Force Series GT 60GB, SATA 6GB/s 60 gb is quite small. Linux would fit on it if you don't have to much data-files, but Windows eats disk-space. SSD's don't like to be filled totally, it will degrade their performance quite a bit when written often and will wear them out. 128gb ssd's ar...
by sjoukew
Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: quietest CPU cooler that doesn't clog w/ dust?
Replies: 14
Views: 2861

An case with dust filters do really help. Since I have an antec p180 I only have to clean the air-filters, the cpu- and vga coolers are still clean enough after 2 year :)
by sjoukew
Fri May 14, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help with new 920 system that needs to be silent!
Replies: 48
Views: 7067

Scythe mugen 2 is a very good heat-sink. Because you are going to use this pc professionally, I wouldn't make switches for silent / none silent operation. The only thing you want is a silent pc no matter what you are doing. And when you take a big cpu-cooler like the scythe mugen 2, cpu-cooling isn'...
by sjoukew
Fri May 14, 2010 11:36 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Triple display with Core i3's integrated graphics
Replies: 6
Views: 2004

Onboard video isn't meant for more than 1 monitor and I don't know if sharing a monitor setup between 2 different brand of vga cards (or onboard and separate) will be free of problems. I am afraid of driver issues in that scenario. Therefore I would advice an motherboard with 2 pci-e 16x ports and 2...
by sjoukew
Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 7 network error log?
Replies: 7
Views: 5263

if there is a log, it is in:
control panel -> administrative tools -> event viewer.
it is a little bit fancier than the older windows event viewer, but it has the same functionality.
by sjoukew
Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Do any of you ever miss a noisy PC?
Replies: 24
Views: 5496

I am happy that I can hear other things now, I haven't missed the noise for 1 second. :D
by sjoukew
Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:47 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: [Partition] new hd on old rig?
Replies: 6
Views: 1773

If you have spare time, you can always partition and format the drive in advance, that saves time while installing windows, especially if you don't use a quick format but a full format. A new drive, not used as primary drive is a good 'test subject' to learn about partitioning and see how it works. ...
by sjoukew
Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Have you ever damaged a motherboard installing a heatsink?
Replies: 11
Views: 2212

On an asus motherboard, with a athlon thunderbird on it, I tried to change the cpu cooler, because it was broken. The mechanism used an screwdriver, the cooler in question needed quite a lot of force before it got into the correct position. Once my screwdriver flipped of the mechanism, destroying se...
by sjoukew
Sat Feb 28, 2009 3:42 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Sporadic error when booting up Windows Vista ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2251

This looks like a new fresh windows install to me :(
by sjoukew
Sat Feb 28, 2009 3:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Windows Vista Supercharged !!
Replies: 16
Views: 3309

the most important "tweak" is missing: go to msconfig-> tab boot -> advanced options -> check number of processors, and set the pulldown to the amount of cores you have in your system. Windows (all before windows 7) are using 1 core to startup and initializing the device drivers. By applying this se...
by sjoukew
Sat Feb 28, 2009 3:26 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Anted Three Hundred - Server System
Replies: 5
Views: 2020

Re: Anted Three Hundred - Server System

....I will be using a Seasonic PSU, not sure about the wattage yet... I mean with a maximum of 8 harddrives... I won't be needing more then 380 right?.... Remember: a harddrive uses a lot of power at spin-up. My harddisk uses 30-35 watt at spinnup, if you are using 8 harddisks, that makes 35*8=280 ...