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by ayjay
Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:45 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Core2 quad Q6600 really this hot??
Replies: 16
Views: 10245

Yours may well be the new stepping. Plus which PC probe is unreliable giving incorrect temps. On an Asus board you should get good temps from coretemp or RMclock. Essentially you can add about 15degrees to your temps there, in which case yours is rocking about the same temp as mine
by ayjay
Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:31 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The Skyscraper Photo PC
Replies: 28
Views: 13056

:shock: This is... amazing. Now that's a digital photo frame!
Neato. Something to be proud of.
by ayjay
Sun Jul 22, 2007 6:10 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Q6600 build - need to decide on mobo, cooler, video and case
Replies: 19
Views: 6605

i use an asus p5b deluxe with my quad core. It 'handles' it fine. Got no idea what the previous comment was about there, but it did need a bios update to be fully recognised as 4 cores. I chose the p182 over the sonata and solo options as it has a reasonable airflow to help cool the q6600. 650W psu ...
by ayjay
Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:49 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Why Silent Computer?
Replies: 33
Views: 16352

I too find it a stressful thing. If I'm working on a machine making loads of noise I just can't concentrate, produce lower quality work etc. I barely hear my pc during the daytime, especially on hot days like today when I have the window open. I can however atm hear vibrations but that's because I s...
by ayjay
Fri Jul 13, 2007 10:47 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Tri-Monitor Rackmount Computer Build!
Replies: 89
Views: 411455

Cool. I see your reasoning. Been working somewhere recently that codes sites. Everyone had two screens bar me! (I'm a 3d animator, though, not a coder). I toyed with 2 screens for a while at home but found it irritated me past a point. I prefer one big screen, but I have to admit when you have refer...
by ayjay
Fri Jul 13, 2007 10:43 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 Case temps - large difference with side panel off
Replies: 51
Views: 20049

Woo, that looks grand. May have a go at that myself. Got a similar heating situation. One thing I've wanted to know... would making a duct like this out of cardboard be dangerous, ie too flammable? :P
by ayjay
Fri Jul 13, 2007 10:35 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My New Build
Replies: 7
Views: 3649

Screw that! Show us yer bod! :lol:
Looks good. Like the muffler. That and the fan controller which I have too showing we're both a classier form of cheapskate! It's the cheapest one I could find.
by ayjay
Fri Jul 13, 2007 10:31 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Tri-Monitor Rackmount Computer Build!
Replies: 89
Views: 411455

:) Nieeece!
What was your initial reason for wanting so much screen space? Not saying it's a bad thing, just curious ;)
by ayjay
Fri Jul 13, 2007 3:47 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Temps in new build - opinions?
Replies: 17
Views: 8199

Possibly live with it. I replaced my cpu fan with a 1600rpm s-flex yesterday so i have extra headroom for the sweltering days which aren't afflicting Britain atm :lol: I found afterwards that the temps in my case dropped 5 degrees when taking the side off ;) I have an intake and exhaust, both 1200 s...
by ayjay
Wed Jul 11, 2007 3:04 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Bought Antec P182 - Need help with fan recommendations!
Replies: 7
Views: 4000

Your 8800gtx might appreciate an air intake via the upper hdd chamber but give it a go without and see what happens. I find a slow moving fan there helps with temps across the board.
by ayjay
Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:52 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Temps in new build - opinions?
Replies: 17
Views: 8199

hey that's cool. Since reading this thread I've reseated my ultra 120 heatsink which kind of had the appearance of a heavily iced cake :lol: I did the grain of rice thingy and shifted fans about a bit. Managed about an 8 degree drop on my q6600 doing that :shock: Still loads up near 60 on stock but ...
by ayjay
Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:35 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: DVD Burners: IDE or SATA... Which Interface to Use?
Replies: 14
Views: 6077

I've got the Sammy SATA on P5B-Del. It's fine and dandy. No probs so far other than my old Slax linux live disc didn't like it. That's a SATA thing more than anything and I've rarely used that Slax disc at all. I reckon the Samsung is pretty quiet when playing back DVDs etc, but when it spins up for...
by ayjay
Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:06 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My P182 Setup
Replies: 112
Views: 78960

That is so tidy. Didn't even think of routing my power cables around the back that way. That could tidy up my hard drive area smartly :D
Good graphics temps too. Got my gts overclocked like an ace twit. Peaks over 80degrees after a bit of gaming now. :twisted: That cooler's massive.
by ayjay
Tue Jul 03, 2007 3:45 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Nvidia cards more prone to frame tearing than ATI?
Replies: 40
Views: 10158

yeah it is. I used to get it on my CRTs. All it is really is your graphics card sending lower or higher amounts of frames to your monitor than the refresh it runs at. eg my tft runs at 60Hz... send more than 60 frames per second and tearing occurs as it doesnt sync the frames with the monitor refres...
by ayjay
Tue Jul 03, 2007 3:20 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Nvidia cards more prone to frame tearing than ATI?
Replies: 40
Views: 10158

Yup that's pretty much it ;) Also you'll notice tearing more on a tft, so if you've switched screens recently that doesn't help. Not sure if actually happens more, but I certainly notice it more myself.
by ayjay
Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:12 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: PC Auction
Replies: 0
Views: 1765

PC Auction

Hi all, following your great help I have my old PC for sale on ebay UK for you crazy fools. You'll notice in the auction it mentions local pickup but to be fair the kinda people here know how to deal with reapplying heatsinks etc if it gets shaken to death in transit so... postage to UK! item 160134...
by ayjay
Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:01 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Temps in new build - opinions?
Replies: 17
Views: 8199

Ah ok, thought that was a bit backwards. How about "system" temp? Does that mean ambient or something else? It's often in the 40s which seems a bit mad for ambient. Room temp here is only about 20!
by ayjay
Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:44 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Temps in new build - opinions?
Replies: 17
Views: 8199

Sounds about right to be fair. My q6600 runs at similar temps, though the cpu temp reads about 45, so a great deal lower than the core temps :?
Never pulled the Ultra120 off and had a look. I don't for fear of having to spend ages cleaning the gunk off and reapplying it.
by ayjay
Mon Jun 18, 2007 6:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 12V LCD monitor w/DVI?
Replies: 3
Views: 1924

Bluefront wrote:heh....no big deal. I've got my PICO powered Rubbermaid computer working off a solar panel-charged 12V battery. :lol:
Dang. You are officially cool! That is brilliant!
by ayjay
Mon Jun 18, 2007 6:31 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building a quiet quad core PC....
Replies: 22
Views: 5686

Quad cores are pretty specialist. I do 3d cgi stuff, so have xsi rendering whilst preparing composites in after effects etc Mine's pelting away at 100% usage pretty regularly. There aren't that many other uses on a non-server level. A fast dual core will outperform this when it comes to most other t...
by ayjay
Mon Jun 18, 2007 6:09 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182 at last!
Replies: 11
Views: 6497

Yeah one of the other reasons I have the upper bay in atm is to give all my wiring something to hide behind! :lol: If I remove it and mount the fan at the front, it may be that the wires introduce turbulence. I still haven't done a comparison test, but I'll maybe give it a go later ;)
by ayjay
Mon Jun 18, 2007 4:05 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182 at last!
Replies: 11
Views: 6497

but as I couldnt get the front panel of my case off I didnt really have room to secure my fan properly so taped it in the best I could and is now keeping the top 2 hds cool. We have wires crossed here methinks. :D The fan mount I'm referring to is the black plastic bit at the front end of the upper...
by ayjay
Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:38 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: My Uber silent PC
Replies: 6
Views: 5002

Wow. that's just mad. I saw someone on another forum recently advising to someone to get a really powerful psu for their rig similar to the one i had just fitted a 520W corsair into and I just thought "Do your homework, man. You're crazy"
by ayjay
Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:08 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Help with choices for a quiet quad core with 8800gts
Replies: 9
Views: 5115

Depends what you're doing. I went with ddr800 as it provided the best power per pound ratio based on reviews on the net. The 1066 stuff was only showing its colours in seriously overclocked rigs.
by ayjay
Sun Jun 17, 2007 3:57 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Help with choices for a quiet quad core with 8800gts
Replies: 9
Views: 5115

Depends what you're doing. I went with ddr800 as it provided the best power per pound ratio based on reviews on the net. The 1066 stuff was only showing its colours in seriously overclocked rigs.
by ayjay
Sun Jun 17, 2007 3:51 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182 at last!
Replies: 11
Views: 6497

would this work? http://www.frozencpu.com/products/3233/psu-184/8-pin_12V_Power_Connector_12-inch_Extender.html?tl=g11c28s91&id=gNUCbHbo i'm considering the same psu+case, thats why i ask. if the top hdd cage is not being used, why not remove it and mount the fan straight to the front? are you OCin...
by ayjay
Sat Jun 16, 2007 2:04 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182 at last!
Replies: 11
Views: 6497

Correct! It is the regular. The extreme would be good for lower temps and thence overclocking potential but I had trouble sourcing them at the time and I'm not too interested in overclocking something I rely on professionally. Got it all from overclockers.co.uk The s-flexes are these ones: http://ww...
by ayjay
Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:34 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182 at last!
Replies: 11
Views: 6497

P182 at last!

Hey all. I finally found some time today to take some pictures of my new setup in the P182. Was expecting P180 so extra glad to see the P182 in the box. :D From the top then... CPU: Intel Q6600 with Thermalright Ultra-120 heatsink GFX: EVGA 8800GTS superclock PSU: Corsair 520HX RAM: 2G X Corsair XMS...
by ayjay
Thu Jun 14, 2007 7:41 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: my new rig - opteron 180 in antec P-182
Replies: 16
Views: 10866

what are your hard drive temps like now?
by ayjay
Tue Jun 12, 2007 7:11 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: DiRT * 56K warning - lots of screenshots *
Replies: 7
Views: 3017

There's a new sega rally game in production which i think deals with both those issues and deforms the tracks like motorstorm on the ps3. The screenshots ive seen don't look as pretty as Dirt though. I've been playing the demo and it's good fun :wink: though i need to ditch the keyboard if i buy the...