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by EFoppen
Wed Oct 24, 2007 12:36 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: MSI945GT speedster heatsink suggestion?
Replies: 6
Views: 2685

Re: MSI945GT speedster heatsink suggestion?

Has enyone tested psm-5000 with speedster? http://www.nexustek.nl/psm_full_copper_socket_479_cooler.htm -Matti I thought it would fit and purchased it. But it does not at all. It seems to be meant for motherboards with the holes closer to each other - like mobile computers. I will return it and pur...
by EFoppen
Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:53 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI 945GT speedster-A4R + Vista ?
Replies: 17
Views: 7036

I have a weird issue where the display flickers on the startup and shutdown screens, and also when doing the Windows Experience benchmark. I have this mobo since early this year and for a long time, I could not use the onboard video. As soon as I installed one of the drivers to replace the default ...
by EFoppen
Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:27 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: SilverStone ST30NF / Etasis EFN-300 Fanless PSU Users Poll
Replies: 47
Views: 83354

Using two right now, both in quite energy efficient systems (approx 60Watt and 75Watt for the whole system, incl PSU and fans). Very happy with noise and temp. Systems are not fanless - very slow running fans are still in. Less happy with the power consumption of the PSU in standby mode of the compu...
by EFoppen
Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:02 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Desktop CPU's vs Mobile CPU's (Conroe vs Merom)
Replies: 25
Views: 11307

I have both a 945GT Speedster A4R with T7200 (as main desktop) and a Asus MA2-VM HDMI with X2 3800+ (as HTPC). Both running on the same fanless ST30NF power supply. Both computers run Vista. Only since very recently I am able to use the integrated video from the Speedster, before it would output to ...
by EFoppen
Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:11 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Efficient (also in standby), low noise, low power PSU
Replies: 4
Views: 1840

Yes - have thought about it. But as the computer is also acting as a PVR with its TV-tuner, it needs to be powered most of the time. Agree that throwing the PSU away does not reduce my CO2 footprint!
by EFoppen
Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:20 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Efficient (also in standby), low noise, low power PSU
Replies: 4
Views: 1840

Efficient (also in standby), low noise, low power PSU

Apart from wanting a no/low noise PC, I prefer to have a power efficient system. So far I came to a nearly totally silent pc using approx 61watt in idle mode with the following components: Silverstone ST30NF Fanless PSU (300w) 1xNoctua 120mm fan (case) 1xNoctua 80mm fan (CPU) MSI 945GT Speedster A4R...
by EFoppen
Fri Feb 16, 2007 4:59 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Quick question (budget) CPU cooler
Replies: 6
Views: 2798

I highly recommend the ARCTIC COOLING ALPINE64 you already listed. I can't hear it in my system where speed is managed by the Mobo (very slow). And reading reviews, it seems to be a good one if you are interested in silence and not in overclocking.
by EFoppen
Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Socket 479 og AM2 for quiet operation?
Replies: 6
Views: 4120

The AMD CPU's have lower idle power draw, are cheaper etc. For lots of encoding or heavy gaming C2D are more efficient. I'm very happy with my X2 3800. I think it would be a better choice given your stated intentions. I just replaced my A7N8X-e deluxe with XP 2400+ for an AMD X2 3800+ and a relativ...
by EFoppen
Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC with Antec NSK2400 / Silverstone SG01, am I on track?
Replies: 30
Views: 10784

What software do I need to have that Intel Graphics Menu - I am afraid there is just none. The Vista drivers might be too simple.
by EFoppen
Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC with Antec NSK2400 / Silverstone SG01, am I on track?
Replies: 30
Views: 10784

Already done - but does not help me anything. I still cannot influence the type of output. It is going somewhere in a bitbucket ....
by EFoppen
Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC with Antec NSK2400 / Silverstone SG01, am I on track?
Replies: 30
Views: 10784

Onboard Video Vista

Nope - no luck. The tray programs won't even start because they require manual intervention. So when I remote desktop in, I see these and confirm a few times. However, no tray. However, the remote desktop sw runs a 'virtual video adapter' RDPDD. There is nothing I can do about that. I might be able ...
by EFoppen
Mon Feb 12, 2007 12:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC with Antec NSK2400 / Silverstone SG01, am I on track?
Replies: 30
Views: 10784

Vista and onboard Graphics

Still no luck - Vista drivers seem to be different from the XP drivers. In safe mode, I could not find anything you mentioned about selecting the output mode. The driver is really kept as simple as possible.
by EFoppen
Sun Feb 11, 2007 11:01 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC with Antec NSK2400 / Silverstone SG01, am I on track?
Replies: 30
Views: 10784

Bios

The new bios I got from MSI Netherlands was 1.20. I could not get Vista running properly with it. It hardly booted the OS (but installed fine). After an update to 1.30 (both 1.21 and 1.30 seem to have fixes for Vista) it worked pretty fine, apart from the DVI issues. But will try the suggestions lat...
by EFoppen
Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:43 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC with Antec NSK2400 / Silverstone SG01, am I on track?
Replies: 30
Views: 10784

DVI working?

Using the computer for a couple of days now. I think I have a cheap solution for the 'wining' 6cm cpu heatsink fan: I am planning to add a 6 to 8cm fan adapter on it so I can use a slow 8cm with it. It is not necessary and not cost effective to change the heatsink as it hardly gets warm. I have many...
by EFoppen
Fri Feb 09, 2007 1:08 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC with Antec NSK2400 / Silverstone SG01, am I on track?
Replies: 30
Views: 10784

CPU Support

This week I received this motherboard, with a T7200 Core 2 Duo CPU. According the MSI website, this should work. In reality, it only works with a recent BIOS version. So the computer would not boot, and I could also not update the BIOS. I contacted MSI in the Netherlands and they offered to flash th...