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by borc
Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:56 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New CPU cooler from Scythe, "Orochi"
Replies: 51
Views: 26104

Looks like that's going to fix one of the problems of tower heatsinks: not enough airflow on the motherboard surface. The orientation allows you to place a fan on the top. :)
by borc
Thu Sep 20, 2007 3:40 am
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Nexus Caterpillar Silent System
Replies: 6
Views: 20089

No top ventilation hole at all? I wonder if hot air gets trapped in the upper part of the case, especially when using a hot-running gfx card. How does the passively cooled x1600xt fare?
by borc
Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Does C2D support Hyperthreading?
Replies: 4
Views: 2537

I've seen this kind of behaviour when I'm compiling stuff. Compiling seems to happen faster if you use two threads per cpu (core).
by borc
Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:25 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Low Quality Longevity
Replies: 7
Views: 4116

BIONIC_EARS wrote:How are you getting hard drives of such high capacity to work on such an old system?
It's *nix, baby! It doesn't rely on what the BIOS reports. :)
by borc
Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:07 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which way to put fan
Replies: 16
Views: 6307

You'll want the fan blowing into the heatsink. That way the heatsink will stay cooler.
by borc
Sun May 13, 2007 9:12 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Scythe Quiet Drive, any vibrations?
Replies: 8
Views: 6769

It's true what they say. You have to soft mount the quiet drive to eliminate the vibrations. I think it actually might even amplify them. :?
by borc
Sat May 12, 2007 12:43 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: SPCR IRC Channel
Replies: 8
Views: 21920

yup. seems mighty empty.

[edit] just a thought... maybe having the channel on a minor network makes people not want to go there. how about efnet or undernet?
by borc
Sun Feb 18, 2007 6:54 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Newbie questions on HSF installation & temps, E6300
Replies: 7
Views: 3187

Some BIOS setups have this nasty habit of polling the keyboard in an infinite loop, which makes the CPU work harder. That's probably what was happening there.
by borc
Wed Feb 14, 2007 2:43 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fitting a VF900 on a GeForce 6600GT AGP?
Replies: 5
Views: 2754

Perhaps, but the question is WHY would it be overheating? You'll find plenty of people here to confirm that the VF-700 is enough to keep even a heavily overclocked system cool. So the more likely scenario is that the HSF wasn't making quite good enough contact. Or the card was defective to begin wi...
by borc
Tue Feb 13, 2007 7:38 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fitting a VF900 on a GeForce 6600GT AGP?
Replies: 5
Views: 2754

The older card (which i RMA'd) didn't have a temperature sensor so I couldn't monitor the temps. However, random freezes and crashes in 3D games should be a good enough hint that the gpu is overheating. This would happen only if I ran the fan at 5V. And I still found the fan a bit noisy at that volt...
by borc
Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:58 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fitting a VF900 on a GeForce 6600GT AGP?
Replies: 5
Views: 2754

Fitting a VF900 on a GeForce 6600GT AGP?

So, I have an old GF 6600GT AGP card and I want to fit a better cooler on it. Originally I had a VF700, but it didn't cool the card too well if i wanted the fan to remain even close to quiet. Some months ago I managed to break the card. I guess it overheated. So I RMA'd it (evil me). Now I'm not sur...
by borc
Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:57 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: AAM
Replies: 4
Views: 3331

by borc
Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:17 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which cooler for a gf 6600 agp? (poll)
Replies: 11
Views: 3962

So does this mean that if the HSI chip has it's own cooler the VF900 should fit just fine? That would be great news.
by borc
Sun Feb 04, 2007 7:19 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which cooler for a gf 6600 agp? (poll)
Replies: 11
Views: 3962

Are you sure those will fit? I'm yet to find a cooler that fits the AGP 6600GT, other than the VF700.
by borc
Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:50 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: question about via c7 1ghz cpu
Replies: 8
Views: 3517

I've played divx just fine on a p2-400. So I see no problem in playing them on a 1GHz CPU.
by borc
Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:17 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Strange results..
Replies: 4
Views: 1848

Maybe you both have temperature controlled fans that start spinning faster under load and reduce hard drive temperatures by generating more airflow inside the case.
by borc
Sun Jan 07, 2007 2:17 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How fragile are heatpipes?
Replies: 9
Views: 3582

Heatpipes contain the coolant fluid/vapour as well. :wink:
by borc
Thu Dec 28, 2006 1:25 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What does coil whine sound like?
Replies: 7
Views: 3198

Couldn't find a sample, but it sounds like a very high pitched whine.

Some PSUs, for some reason, seem to make buzzing noises when the load is too low or too high. I'm not sure if it's typical for seasonics, though.
by borc
Thu Dec 21, 2006 1:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Will a Scythe Ninja fit in here?
Replies: 10
Views: 3742

Well, to me it looks like the ninja's gonna be a very very tight fit, if its gonna fit at all. You should consider buying a new case. :?

A 120mm fan will not fit in that back panel.