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by dukla2000
Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Raspberry Pi - An ARM GNU/Linux box for $25
Replies: 8
Views: 5211

Raspberry Pi - An ARM GNU/Linux box for $25

Came across the Raspberry Pi the other day. Find it intriguing, especially as my early computing experiences include soldering together my very own Sinclair ZX80. Not out yet so this is all theoretical, but already started trying to re-prioritise my computing requirements: perhaps use the Raspberry ...
by dukla2000
Sun Aug 22, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: dell da-1 getting hot
Replies: 3
Views: 1276

OK - I've de-frocked my Delta. WARNING - the heatsink sheet around the internals is live! Things are all working fine and still need to take some pics and work out where to place it. Cracking the case: not sure there is a way that is non-destructive. Basically the 2 halves are glued together with th...
by dukla2000
Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:11 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: dell da-1 getting hot
Replies: 3
Views: 1276

Re: dell da-1 getting hot

Is this a horribly stupid idea? Not at all - exactly what this forum is about :twisted: On the one hand you kiss your warranty goodbye, risk breaking the thing and could find out the residual charge storage in the capacitors. On the other the cooling has to be radically improved. Have had a similar...
by dukla2000
Sun Jul 04, 2010 1:08 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Nightjar is silent & operates at 100.00% efficiency - Re
Replies: 8
Views: 1696

Plus, you just can't beat my installation guide for effortless silent computing. ~El~Jefe~ - you are da man :idea: I have discovered your detailed installation guide can be re-worked not just for PSUs, and not just new components!! I have an old XP2100 CPU I have been meaning to shift on Fleabay bu...
by dukla2000
Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: what type of fan control do you guys use?
Replies: 18
Views: 1780

1 fan, sensors/fancontrol
by dukla2000
Tue May 25, 2010 9:22 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 20W when turned off?
Replies: 4
Views: 1503

I am surprised at Vicotnik's report - I was going to suggest the DA-2 as I have had a similar problem with 2 Delta bricks. Try plug the DA-2 (only) into the meter (as per my pic Image) and see what watts you get :D
by dukla2000
Sun May 16, 2010 2:11 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Speedfan vs Fancontrol
Replies: 6
Views: 1766

Re: Speedfan vs Fancontrol

Why am I not surprised that once I figured out how to get fancontrol working in Ubuntu 10.04 it would work far better that SpeedFan in Windows 7? 5 years since I tried to tweak any fans in Windows so cant compare directly. But figure this is hardly surprising - the nature of Linux is that when you ...
by dukla2000
Sat May 08, 2010 1:33 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Jetway NF93, lm-sensors, Fintek f71882fg
Replies: 2
Views: 2110

My NC81 with Fintek f71862fg needs 2 things: 1) add acpi_enforce_resources=lax to boot command line to allow sensors modules to conflict with ACPI addresses - I suspect this is your basic issue. It sounds counter intuitive but until there are ACPI drivers for the sensors modules is necessary. 2) My ...
by dukla2000
Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Anyone familiar with fancontrol and pwmconfig in Linux?
Replies: 8
Views: 4874

FWIW my Nexus D12-SL12 1200 RPM 3 wire ran fine (Abit mobo, so the start/stop values likely to be wrong for you) with the following /etc/fancontrol INTERVAL=10 DEVPATH=hwmon2=devices/platform/f71882fg.544 DEVNAME=hwmon2=f71862fg FCTEMPS=hwmon2/device/pwm1=hwmon2/device/temp2_input FCFANS= hwmon2/dev...
by dukla2000
Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:31 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Phenom II x4 905e to replace 4850e can PICO handle it?
Replies: 6
Views: 2352

Would also be curious to know.

For sure the 05 BIOS rev supports Propus and Rana core so Athlon II X4 6xx is OK. The Magic-Pro website (same board, except in Chinese!) seems to indicate Phenom X4 and X3 up to 65W are OK.
by dukla2000
Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Skeleton case for silent computing
Replies: 5
Views: 1461

Old news.

Most cases don't make any noise - it is the components that typically cause problems :lol: The Antec-supplied fans in the mini-Skeleton are dire (see my opinion here).
by dukla2000
Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:39 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Can I snip the unused portion of my IDE cable?
Replies: 5
Views: 1067

Re: Can I snip the unused portion of my IDE cable?

I'm pressed for space in my case, and my hard drive is connected at the middle connector, so I'm thinking I can cut it off after that point and tape over it. Electrically I can't see why it would effect anything. cheers No problem - just use sharp scissors. I have cut (and re-made as appropriate) p...
by dukla2000
Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:49 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: How much is a cable modem
Replies: 2
Views: 2291

In the UK the modem is usually 'free' with the contract. IIRC there is an £80 charge if you lose it or fail to return it at the end of the contract. Again, IIRC, they have an embedded MAC address so swapping the modem is non-trivial as you need the cable company to play ball as well. My cable inter...
by dukla2000
Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What happened to cpemma & http://www.cpemma.co.uk ??
Replies: 32
Views: 7376

R.I.P.

His explanations and guides were perfectly at a level that I could understand, and implement. His experience and gentle insights in his postings here were always particularly apt.
by dukla2000
Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:23 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Dukla goes ITX - Antec Mini Skeleton-90
Replies: 15
Views: 10734

Does it get warm/hot with no load? The first one definitely did - this second one I gave a half hour test and it seemed pretty cool, but then again the ambient for the second test was much lower (central heating malfunction!). Will give it an hour run at room temp when I get a chance. It was a genu...
by dukla2000
Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:10 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Dukla goes ITX - Antec Mini Skeleton-90
Replies: 15
Views: 10734

OK - so RMAd the Delta power brick and the new one has exactly the same no-load draw (21W, 0.09A at 240VAC)! Doesn't make sense to me as the Energy Star rating for a very similar model, ADP-90SB BBXX is 0.17W @ 230VAC. My guess is my ADP-90SB AB differs mainly in the mains cable standards/formats. N...
by dukla2000
Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:03 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec customer support - all thumbs up!
Replies: 28
Views: 34911

It definitely appears that Antec's EU C/S is substandard. Not in my experience. As per my build thread had queries about the no-load draw of the Delta brick that came with the mini Skeleton. Posted a query to Antec customer support who agreed it was excessive. Pointed out I should RMA via vendor an...
by dukla2000
Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fancontrol. Software or hardware-what's best and do I need?
Replies: 6
Views: 1721

AndersBrontosaurus wrote:Trying to figure out what that program really do and if it works in Ubuntu.
lm-sensors and its children fancontrol and pwmconfig.
by dukla2000
Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:10 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Dukla goes ITX - Antec Mini Skeleton-90
Replies: 15
Views: 10734

i would have gotten rid of the rear fan grill, simply unneeded, your fingers won't get hurt if you reach back there. (just what is the rear fan cooling anyways? your dvd drive? can you get rid of that fan? maybe save like 2-3 watts right there) Yup - in fact I have removed the entire fan. Arguably ...
by dukla2000
Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:51 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MiniITX with AMD for Storage Server
Replies: 10
Views: 3633

Re: MiniITX with AMD for Storage Server

Must be AMD ... and mini-ITX In my recent research that results in 3 options - J&W Minix 780G/Albatron KI780G, the Jetway JNC81-LF/Magic-Pro NC81 and the Zotac GF8200. ... with at least 4 SATA2 ports and one GbE port. That's all I ask. ... I guess part of the problem is I only trust Asus, MSI, and ...
by dukla2000
Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:11 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Internet DNS problems right now?
Replies: 3
Views: 841

Strange you should mention it, but my web hosts seemed to be down from sometime on the evening of 7 Nov till sometime on 8 Nov (all times UTC) and when they came back I couldn't access a forum I run via a hardcoded IP address. But can access it via a non-IP URL. And no - it is a fixed IP and is stil...
by dukla2000
Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:52 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ITX board for NAS/FW server ??
Replies: 7
Views: 2133

How about 4 SATA, 2 eSATA? Jetway NC-81LF - I got mine from LinITX (who do ship to Sweden). And BTW, the on-board Wi-Fi header is actually a superset of USB and can be used for an extra 2 USB if you want.
by dukla2000
Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:24 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Dukla goes ITX - Antec Mini Skeleton-90
Replies: 15
Views: 10734

Interesting point. Certainly there is no mention anywhere in the Skeleton documentation of any EMI issues specifically related to the Skeleton. Then again I already mentioned even the downloadable manual is pathetically thin - although it does suggest liquids, pets & children may not be a good mix. ...
by dukla2000
Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:29 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Dukla goes ITX - Antec Mini Skeleton-90
Replies: 15
Views: 10734

Gee sapereaude I am surprised you would cast doubt on my German brennenstuhl :D (So what its probably made in China!) But yes, I did try some sanity checks. For a start the brick is getting very warm under no-load. And to check the meter I did try my speaker subsystem brick (2W no-load, peaks to 33W...
by dukla2000
Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Dukla goes ITX - Antec Mini Skeleton-90
Replies: 15
Views: 10734

Took some more pics, and have been doing some more work. http://www.dukla.net/dukla02.jpeg Got rid of the nasty 150mm fan Antec supplied and cut my trusty Nexus D12SL-12 to fit. Overall a win/win/win. I run Prime 24/7 with CnQ engaged - fan speed (using lmsensors/fancontrol) is circa 700rpm (virtual...
by dukla2000
Sun Oct 18, 2009 1:51 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Could HD not spinning up be motherboard problem?
Replies: 15
Views: 3434

doveman wrote:Just reporting back that I've fixed the problem.
Good to hear.
doveman wrote:I'd daisy-chained a couple of molex extensions to the one coming from the DC board so that I could connect both the HD and DVD.
A bit like wire coat hangers - put 2 of them together and they start breeding :D
by dukla2000
Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Dukla goes ITX - Antec Mini Skeleton-90
Replies: 15
Views: 10734

Dukla goes ITX - Antec Mini Skeleton-90

OK – so the nights are drawing in and I decided it was time to play with my rig. As traditional towers/desktops seem to be going out of fashion in favour of laptops and netbooks I decided to go ITX. Looking around I figured it was hard to significantly beat my existing AMD 4850e/780G setup, but at...
by dukla2000
Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Could HD not spinning up be motherboard problem?
Replies: 15
Views: 3434

I'ld vote for the PSU. It could be the mobo if you have a delayed start parameter set in the BIOS and the BIOS has gone mad (or indecisive whether the drive should start or not). But highly unlikely. If you disconnect the data cable, and leave the power cable plugged in, do you get the same symptoms...
by dukla2000
Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Sugo SG05 and SG06: Gaming mini-ITX cases?
Replies: 41
Views: 37962

Feature & Brief Elevated standoff for motherboard back side components Our Comment The significance of this is unclear. I would imagine this is part of the ITX spec - it seems quite a few components are finding their way onto the underside of ITX mobos. Like an SO-DIMM slot on the Jetway NC81: http...
by dukla2000
Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:30 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zotac GeForce 8200-ITX WiFi: A Compact AM2 Solution
Replies: 65
Views: 25738

Just put together a Linux system around this board ... "Sensors" doesn't seem to be able to find anything... idale - have you resolved this? If not, what BIOS version do you have? nd what version of Linux/sensors? Reason for my interest is I am considering swapping down to an ITX system and have th...