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by oso
Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:20 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: USB powered external 3.5 enclosure
Replies: 11
Views: 5935

Re: USB powered external 3.5 enclosure

No, the USB interface cannot power a 3.5" drive.
by oso
Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 65w X2 3.0GHz Regor 250 vs. 45w X4 2.3GHz Propus 605e ??
Replies: 2
Views: 1099

Maybe these benchmarks can give you a better idea of relative performance.

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2009 ... ks,60.html

Looks like the 605e is quite a bit faster in Photoshop.
by oso
Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: windows logoff automatically a virus or malware?
Replies: 9
Views: 2819

Are you sure it's not just going into standby mode from inactivity?
by oso
Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Case fans spin for 1 second then stop, no boot HELP!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 5537

I had the exact same problem when I built my computer. Finally figured out that the computer wasn't drawing enough power to keep the PS going.
I would try a different power supply even if the paper clip trick worked.
by oso
Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GA-MA78GM-S2H/AthlonX2 4850e with two monitors
Replies: 5
Views: 1482

I have an X2 3800 on mine and I have no problems using my 20" monitor and 22" TV at the same time. If you're not doing any video or games you shouldn't have any trouble at all.
by oso
Sat Aug 09, 2008 5:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fileserver O/S. What to use?
Replies: 6
Views: 1917

I'd recommend NASLite ( http://www.serverelements.com/ ). I know you said you're not a "linux guy", but if all you want to do is file serving, it doesn't get any simpler than this. I'm not a linux guy either, but I had this set up in under 10 minutes and it's been running without issue on my company...
by oso
Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: RS780 board availability
Replies: 72
Views: 23944

Sorry it's taken so long for me to respond. The board was delivered on Friday, but I was out of town until Sunday evening. And I've been getting killed at work this week, so I haven't had much time to play with my new toy. Anyway, I finally got Vista installed and updated, so on to your questions. 1...
by oso
Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:41 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: RS780 board availability
Replies: 72
Views: 23944

I ordered the board so hopefully it will be here by the end of the week. If you guys have specific questions, let me know and I'll answer them as best I can.
by oso
Sat Feb 16, 2008 6:12 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: RS780 board availability
Replies: 72
Views: 23944

Thank you. I've been waiting for this to become available, but was expecting to have to wait another couple weeks.
by oso
Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice for mainboard + CPU capable of playing HDTV 1080p
Replies: 6
Views: 2390

I don't think you're going to find anything powerful enough in a mini-ITX form factor that can also be passively cooled.
by oso
Fri Feb 01, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: question about the Scythe Mugen SCINF-1000
Replies: 1
Views: 966

You probably want to plug it into the CPU fan header. Even though it has 4 pins, it will accept a 3 pin fan as well. You want the fan to ramp up and down with the temp of the CPU. That way, if you are doing something processor intensive, the fan will speed up and keep the processor from overheating.
by oso
Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:58 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which chipset for AMD HTPC?
Replies: 39
Views: 12128

Looks like they packed a lot of features on that Gigabyte board. That's the first RS780 board that's really interested me.
by oso
Thu Jan 17, 2008 5:55 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which mATX, AMD board? Ultimate Edition ;)
Replies: 6
Views: 3223

C. Zoui wrote:I recently noticed something promising about the GIGABYTE GA-M68SM-S2: its northbridge and southbridge appear to be under one heatsink,
I believe all the Nvidia 7025/7050 boards are using one heatsink. One less heatsink crammed in there seems like a good idea to me.
by oso
Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: MB with 3-pin fan speed control
Replies: 0
Views: 973

MB with 3-pin fan speed control

After receiving my second M2NPV-VM with USB port issues (first board's died completely, new board's won't run at USB 2.0 speed) I'm considering dumping this POS for a new MB. I'd like to keep all my other components, which includes a 3-pin CPU fan, so I'm looking for confirmation on whether the foll...
by oso
Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need Help For Up-Coming PC
Replies: 2
Views: 1290

Re: Need Help For Up-Coming PC

What DVD burner matches the front bezel of the Antec SOLO? A Nec? Samsung? Other? I did some searching, it seems that the Samsung goes well... Anybody can help me on that? There are some many shades of black.... I have a Pioneer DVR-112D and a Sony NEC Optiarc AD-7170S-0B in my Solo and I can tell ...
by oso
Mon May 14, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Antec Solo 92mm fan
Replies: 19
Views: 7904

gogos7 wrote:Hello,

Could you please tell me, the exact height of Antec Solo in centimeters?
It's 17.25" which is 43.815 cm if my conversion is correct.
by oso
Mon May 14, 2007 12:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Concerns about doing format c:\
Replies: 6
Views: 2956

As long as you haven't changed hardware, the Vista activation should go off without a hitch. Or isn't that what you were asking?
by oso
Fri May 11, 2007 2:53 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU warranty says own heatsink only - what would you do?
Replies: 7
Views: 3415

Just stick the Ninja on it right off the bat. If it turns out to be DOA (highly unlikely) you should be able to exchange it at the place you purchased it from.
by oso
Thu May 03, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is My HX520 Faulty?
Replies: 9
Views: 4020

If you can hear it over the Tri-cool, you probably got a bad sample.
by oso
Wed May 02, 2007 5:59 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Artic Cooling PWM fans w P965 Gigabyte m/b
Replies: 3
Views: 1990

What temps are you getting when running "flat out"?
by oso
Wed Apr 25, 2007 5:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Replacing motherboard vs OEM Windows XP
Replies: 7
Views: 3616

You shouldn't have any trouble getting windows re-activated. I've changed motherboards on multiple PCs running XP OEM and never had a problem getting windows activated. They usually just ask you how many PCs you have that copy of windows installed on; you say "just this one", and they give you the a...
by oso
Wed Apr 25, 2007 5:38 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 4-Pin Fan For Socket AM2?
Replies: 7
Views: 3562

I can guarantee the Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro will fit an AM2. http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?p=FAN-AC6PRO&c=fr&pid=0ebdc1b49f1ed5d3538f44a5acb002fbd665f15985d254aeda7de04f9e1f7ce1 There are probably better heatsinks available, but it's cheap and it's pretty quiet if you don't run the fan at ful...
by oso
Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:37 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: hard disk life if lying in dormant state...
Replies: 30
Views: 13872

This seems a lot more risky than just burning a copy of the CD and storing the original in a safe place.
by oso
Fri Apr 13, 2007 3:25 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The Decomatic Model 12b
Replies: 63
Views: 26365

Very cool. You got 5 votes from me. I'd do more, but I'm out of email addresses.
by oso
Mon Mar 26, 2007 6:21 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: CRAP... it's a non starter
Replies: 9
Views: 3026

I'm with psiu. Hook up a couple fans and try it again. I had very similar results after my last build (led would go on and fans would spin for a fraction of a second) even with a hard drive installed. I found I had to have a 120mm fan hooked up on full speed or the system wouldn't start.
by oso
Mon Mar 19, 2007 6:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: LCD monitor hum
Replies: 6
Views: 2530

David Cole wrote:Is the "inverter" the same thing as "CCFL"?
Nope, CCFL is the cold-cathode fluorescent backlight.
by oso
Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:28 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cutting down a Ninja ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1935

You are correct, cutting the heat pipes will stop them from functioning.
by oso
Tue Mar 13, 2007 5:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: ASUS P5B Deluxe - fan is working, but PC Probe says it is no
Replies: 4
Views: 1936

Does it still say 0 rpms if you hook it up to one of the other connections on the MB?
by oso
Mon Mar 12, 2007 6:19 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cheapy CPU Cooler
Replies: 4
Views: 2156

I know it's not on your list, but if you want to go real cheap, the Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro is a good choice. I've got the same processor and I'm very happy with mine. Just don't run it at full speed. http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?p=FAN-AC6PRO&c=fr&pid=46332e98f310beb6f349a78dedbb0fb664e70486...
by oso
Sun Mar 11, 2007 3:22 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Asus Crossfire + Antec P150 = Problem?
Replies: 5
Views: 1874

430 watts should be way more than you need to power that system, so other than a dead processor, the only thing I can think of would be a bad power switch. Try hooking the reset switch up to the power switch connection on the motherboard and see if that does anything.