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by fri2219
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: what is more advance os x or windows 10
Replies: 9
Views: 13127

Re: what is more advance os x or windows 10

Que es mas macho, lightbulb o schoolbus?

Uh, lightbulb?

No! Lo siento, Schoolbus es mas macho que lightbulb

Gracias. And we'll be back in un momento
by fri2219
Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thecus W4000+ Windows Powered 4-Bay NAS
Replies: 1
Views: 3113

Re: Thecus W4000+ Windows Powered 4-Bay NAS

Another server review using Photoshop for benchmarks? Really?


If I have to explain to you why this is a problem, you won't understand the explanation.
by fri2219
Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Hardware.info 120mm roundup
Replies: 7
Views: 7283

Re: Hardware.info 120mm roundup

Their testing methods weren't that bad. It's not like they tested a silent server and used Photoshop for benchmarks instead of file transfers, DLNA, HTTP, or Virtual Machines- that would be truly useless.
by fri2219
Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:59 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750 Ti - 3 months on, no passive cards - any ideas why?
Replies: 10
Views: 5429

Re: GTX 750 Ti - 3 months on, no passive cards - any ideas w

To answer the question posed in the topic:

You aren't in the target market for this device. It is intended for cryptography-based coin mining.
by fri2219
Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Why Ad Blocking is devastating to the sites you love
Replies: 142
Views: 111873

Yeah, this will get me banned, but frankly Scarlett...

Boo freaking hoo. Go drown in your own greed and stupidity. I didn't start blocking ads until I was bombarded with 60% of the content area crowded with flashing, moving, blinking video that autostarted with sound. I'm not responsible for someone else's crappy business model. if you can't make a go o...
by fri2219
Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:27 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: can't find a short mATX 1u rack case :( EDIT:found! :)
Replies: 6
Views: 2031

Re: supermicro

I just found an interesting supermicro 1u case although I'm not sure if I could fit a regular PCI soundcard in it yet (using a riser card and maybe some light moding) I'm looking for the same and looked at the case- if you use anything but their flex-atx atom motherboards, the rear I/O port holes n...
by fri2219
Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:55 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Noctua NH-D14 flagship dual-fan CPU cooler
Replies: 57
Views: 38129

Nice to see gluttony hasn't been completely killed by the global depression.

Bigger is always better, just ask anyone with a wart or an inoperable tumor.
by fri2219
Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: cheapest PCI-X motherboard
Replies: 6
Views: 1501

Re: cheapest PCI-X motherboard

Please name some (and if you can a low power CPU that goes with it). Goal is to use a SUPERMICRO AOC-SAT2-MV8 controller for 8 SATA ports. You might as well ask for a well-made, zero emission, Trabi, Lada, or Yugo. There's a reason why that controller is currently heavily discounted. The total syst...
by fri2219
Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Atom energy efficiency champ: Intel D945GSEJT w/ Morex T1610
Replies: 40
Views: 20516

Editorial Nitpick

"The TIM pad is soft and thermally conductive. A protective plastic skin is peeled off before installing the motherboard. The pad presses against the underside of the CPU/chipset, and helps to transfer the heat into the aluminum chassis, which enhances cooling via convection" I think an unenlightene...
by fri2219
Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:14 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Mac temperture monitors & fan control
Replies: 2
Views: 2078

Re: Mac temperture monitors & fan control

Hello, Well, my son found that there is a program that can control the minimum speed of the fan(s) in a Mac, called smcFanControl , and it does a decent job. If you speed them up, and then turn them down, they take a while to slow back down again. AFAICT, if the temps rise, then the speed ramps up ...
by fri2219
Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Galvanic Corrosion for muppets: Impress your friends!
Replies: 35
Views: 75802

An interesting read. Does anyone know exactly what the magnitude of difference galvanic corrosion makes to the overall corrosion rate? e.g. Say for example we had a piece of aluminium of dimensions such that if put in water on its own 10% of it would corrode in a given time period, and we have a pi...
by fri2219
Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:53 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet 60 mm fans?
Replies: 10
Views: 4167

Re: Any good solution?

I have this same enclosure. Did you find a good replacement fan or solution to the noise problem? I tried opening up the holes and a Sunon fan, but the solution that worked best was "retasking" it. While I still use it for creating disk images, I usually just leave the room when its on. I use a Syn...
by fri2219
Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:22 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua annoys me
Replies: 8
Views: 2266

An odd choice of complaints

I could understand "overpriced", "not as quiet as an undervolted Panaflow or Delta", or "produces less airflow than a sickly mosquito"... but knocking them on the basis of color? If you're looking for sympathy, try commiserating with the blinking light Einsteins on bit-tech, HardOCP, or thwee-dee gw...
by fri2219
Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:46 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fudzilla: Gigabyte 9800GT Silent Cell tested
Replies: 13
Views: 4665

Fudzilla: Gigabyte 9800GT Silent Cell tested

The review did an especially good job in conveying the size of the thing- better have a case that has room for a long card. http://www.fudzilla.com/content/view/15374/40/ Executive Summary: Nice range of included goodies, like an HDMI->DVI cable 60C at load, 40C at idle As fast as, but more expensiv...
by fri2219
Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lenovo M58p Eco USFF: Green Corporate SFF PC
Replies: 27
Views: 10889

On a related security note...

Lenovo is on the do not buy list for most Pharma, Biotech, and any other industry the PRC has targeted for espionage. Any research institution stupid enough to put one of these in their labs or offices probably deserves what they get. I'm sure the wonderful folks in the PLA wouldn't want any of your...
by fri2219
Fri May 15, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zotac GeForce 9300-ITX WiFi: Good Things Come in Small Packa
Replies: 57
Views: 37694

Zotac is definitely making some nice Mini-ITX boards. If this board had two gigabit ethernet ports it would be perfect for making an Untangle box. As it is, you still have to spend money for a PCI Express to gigabit NIC. SuperMicro has announced a couple of Atom based (w/PCIe 8x slots) server board...
by fri2219
Thu May 14, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Passively Cooled CPU in a tight Mini-itx case?
Replies: 4
Views: 2579

I've used an E1200 in a cramped/low airflow case, except with a GigaByte mATX board- even with a Ninja or ZeroTherm 90 it will run too hot unless you undervolt to around 0.9 V it or SpeedStep it down to 800MHz. Until Zotac changes its BIOS to allow something like that, or some software comes along t...
by fri2219
Thu May 14, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Silencing an iPod?
Replies: 5
Views: 4484

It's not April 1st, is it?

You can change where the clicks are played in "Settings"

e.g. Headphones, Speaker, Both, None
by fri2219
Thu May 14, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zotac GeForce 9300-ITX WiFi: Good Things Come in Small Packa
Replies: 57
Views: 37694

shleepy wrote: If you use the onboard video, put a TV tuner in the PCIe slot
If you really want to grab the low voltage/low heat brass ring, use a USB tuner- that's where I'm headed with my next HTPC build. (The Hauppage 1600 card is easily the hottest thing in my current HTPC, including the CPU)
by fri2219
Thu May 14, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zotac GeForce 9300-ITX WiFi: Good Things Come in Small Packa
Replies: 57
Views: 37694

Thank you!

I've been hoping for a review written for adults on this mobo for several weeks.

Thank you for addressing subjects I care about, in contrast to making me wade through pages of blinking ads peppered with a few sentences focusing on FPS in poorly coded first person shooters.
by fri2219
Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quickly Check HD Temps in Unix w/hddtemp
Replies: 1
Views: 1169

Quickly Check HD Temps in Unix w/hddtemp

host:~# hddtemp /dev/sda /dev/sda: WDC WD1500AHFD-00RAR5: 41°C - When you install hddtemp , there is an option to install a hard drive monitoring daemon which allows integration with GUI based tools such as gkrellm. - hddtemp does not allow device monitoring for drives connected to a RAID controll...
by fri2219
Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI & NVidia cards in the same machine?
Replies: 12
Views: 2539

rei wrote:if you want a second monitor, you may want to get: http://www.evga.com/uvplus/
Or a good old reliable Matrox GXM. They'll give you far fewer headaches than the alternatives and you can use them with almost any conceivable setup.
by fri2219
Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:10 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120 x 38mm fan suggestions sought
Replies: 6
Views: 2249

Do you need the 38mm depth? This will limit your choice of quiet fans. A lot of the 38mm fans are not specific PC cooling fans and are frequently intended for high airflow industrial applications. Static Pressure, as in overall case cooling with this layout works best with increased static pressure...
by fri2219
Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:03 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120 x 38mm fan suggestions sought
Replies: 6
Views: 2249

120 x 38mm fan suggestions sought

I have a mini server build ( pictured ) that is set up to work under positive pressure... I originally tried a Noctua NF-P series fan, but they weren't really all that quiet, the subjective properties of its noise were annoying, and it didn't develop enough pressure to be effective. The 1000 rpm, 12...
by fri2219
Sun Apr 12, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: harddrive spin up everytime I start firefox or load a site
Replies: 6
Views: 1711

It's probably accessing the (hidden) %HOME%\Application Data Directory for Mozilla- even if you have a cache allocated to zero, it still stores a fair amount of data via SQLite, not to mention the caches from the JavaVM and SpiderMonkey (Mozilla JavaScript engine). I don't know enough about the diff...
by fri2219
Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Do you have a favorite fan controller?
Replies: 18
Views: 4801

NoiseMagic NMT2

Does a better job than BIOS controllers and runs fans at a much lower voltage, also puts out a 12V burst on startup.

http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g/c17/s ... Page1.html
by fri2219
Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Some MythTV Hardware Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 2190

I strongly suggest enjoying some quality time in the company of http://www.linuxtv.org/

Good luck on all that, and even better luck on getting a TV listing data source.
by fri2219
Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:43 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Linux Software RAID
Replies: 6
Views: 4406

Use smartd for monitoring drives

smartmontools will install the basics, smart-notifier puts a GUI on top of the reporting.

nagios can be set up to do the same, but it's like using a nuke to swat a fly.