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by notquitequiet
Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD
Replies: 10
Views: 8827

Re: Samsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD

Typo in the table on page 1. "Up to 2,5000 MB/s" Not yet...
by notquitequiet
Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Precision PS07: Budget MicroATX Tower
Replies: 30
Views: 13423

Re: SilverStone Precision PS07: Budget MicroATX Tower

I just bought one of these too. Very flimsy feeling from the factory compared to Antec cases. I put some sound insulation in mine and doubled the weight (feels like it). I'm still buying the components to put in there, but some other truths that people are saying. It uses a lot of screws, some of th...
by notquitequiet
Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Re: Mike's final sign-off - POSTPONED
Replies: 70
Views: 89254

Re: Mike's final sign-off

Thanks for all of the great reviews, guides, recommendations and such. I was very happy when I found this website and I learned a few things. I don't post very much, but I do read quite a bit. Please considering attempting to merge into http://techreport.com/ They do have some rowdy members, but in ...
by notquitequiet
Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus UL80Vt: A CULV Laptop with Hybrid Graphics
Replies: 11
Views: 5499

"If you prefer to use the GeForce G210M when running on battery power, you can expect to loose quite a bit of run time." Page 6, 4th paragraph. "lose" People point out when I make mistakes at work too. ;) If I needed a laptop, I'd probably go with something cheaper with more conventional parts and s...
by notquitequiet
Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sealing Top Exhaust P183?
Replies: 11
Views: 2930

I used a piece of sheetmetal and some sound deadening stuff. I'm still working on my P183. I like some thing and dislike others.
by notquitequiet
Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic shows X-Series, modular, 80 Plus Gold @ Computex
Replies: 172
Views: 66299

Newegg has the bronze models

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817151074
I don't read this forum too much, but I was sort of shopping for my next PSU and I saw this one. My other computers have Seasonic PSUs in them. I might go with one of these for the next build.
by notquitequiet
Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: harddrive spin up everytime I start firefox or load a site
Replies: 6
Views: 1790

Maybe it's your paging file? You can set which drives you want to use for that in the system control panel. My Vista computer is off right now, but I think it's the same with XP and Vista. Also make sure the cache for the browser and all of it's files are on the 2.5" drive. Clear your MRU file lists...
by notquitequiet
Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Sharing speakers between 2 PCs
Replies: 12
Views: 2601

this one is cheaper -- but I think overkill for what you want: http://www.zzounds.com/item--BEHXENTX802 I have one of the Behringer mixers. It's OK, but it's a space heater, picks up Mexican radio sometimes and has the lame blue LED syndrome. It works though. Look at the inputs and outputs and make...
by notquitequiet
Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:41 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Phenom II: AMD pulls closer
Replies: 20
Views: 8598

Too hot

The C2D 8400 was a good choice for me. I think the Tech Report shows how capable the 8600 is against the quad core chips. They overclock easily if I get desperate. Plus, not too much heat. :) I'm down to a 4850e and the 8400. I could easily get away with two 4850e chips, if I had to. AMD and Intel n...
by notquitequiet
Sat Nov 29, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Has Windows Vista 64bit hit the mainstream?
Replies: 33
Views: 5847

I bought Vista x64 Ultimate after SP1 came out. I figured most of the bugs had been worked out by then. I tried it on my C2D system I had just built and I had nothing but problems. It didn't like my video card, scanner or 4GB of RAM during the install. I gave up and went to XP Pro. I later figured o...
by notquitequiet
Sat Nov 29, 2008 7:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1610500

Morcheeba - Big Calm
Lots of different styles and instruments.
by notquitequiet
Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:19 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Post your power consumption
Replies: 109
Views: 60871

Main computer (soon to be replaced/upgraded) X2-4400 2 GB DDR WD320GB HD 7600GT video X-Fi sound card XP Pro Idle around 80 Watts and around 130 Watts loaded The replacement for above E8400 4 GB DDR2 WD750GB 7600GT X-Fi Vista Ultimate 64 bit I'm guessing around 75 Watts idle and 120 Watts loaded (no...
by notquitequiet
Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:28 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What mobo for E8400 or E8500
Replies: 3
Views: 2150

I'm doing something similar right now. I should be done already, but my motherboard was probably bad, my RAM was definitely bad (1 of 2 sticks) and I broke the stupid little plastic clips on the heatsink. DDR3 is a total waste right now. DDR2 is cheaper and higher density too, I think. Almost no per...
by notquitequiet
Sat Mar 22, 2008 8:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1610500

Thanks

Some of the posts have let me find something new and decent to listen to. Thanks. It gets harder to find new music as you get older...

I'm listening to the quiet hum of a computer fan and distant traffic. :)
by notquitequiet
Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:17 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New AMD low-power CPUs announced
Replies: 3
Views: 2217

I was going to post something, but I was beaten to it. The BE-2400 is "in stock" at newegg. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103204 It was there the same day it was announced I think. I was amazed since I was waiting forever to get ahold of the BE-2350. I think I might skip t...
by notquitequiet
Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:35 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent B/W laser printer?
Replies: 14
Views: 3862

I have an older Brother HL-5070DN. It idles silently, but when it prints it makes some noise. The fans and motors are quite loud, but it sits idle more than it prints. It's also a pig when it does run. WELL OVER 1200 Watts. The newer ones claim to use less energy, but I'm not buying another one for ...
by notquitequiet
Tue Sep 18, 2007 6:08 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: owners of asus m2a-vm or any other 690G/SB600 - USB speed
Replies: 41
Views: 18688

6150 is S939 X2 4400 in a MSI motherboard 690 is AM2 BE-2350 in a Gigabyte motherboard 6150 USB 60GB HDD = 33.9 MB/sec 690 USB 60GB HDD = 26.3 MB/sec 6150 Firewire 60GB HDD = 36.8 MB/sec 690 Firewire 60GB HDD = 39.6 MB/sec 6150 SATA 320GB HDD = 199.8 MB/sec 690 SATA 320GB HDD = 199.5 MB/sec 6150 USB...
by notquitequiet
Sun Sep 16, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: x264 video encoding benchmark
Replies: 43
Views: 19123

Re: I fell asleep

Cool man, thanks for the results. Can you report your mem timings and final mem core rate (i.e. 5-5-5-15 @ 400 MHz) Also who makes your motherboard? I never heard of a 6150 chipset. Sure. nVidia made the chipset. Similar to the 6100 and, from what I've read, the 7025 and 7050 chipsets. It's Kingsto...
by notquitequiet
Sat Sep 15, 2007 5:02 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: x264 video encoding benchmark
Replies: 43
Views: 19123

I fell asleep

...but, the program kept running. X2 4400, 2 GB DDR400 dual channel, 6150 chipset and XP 32 bit stock clocked ---------- RUN1PASS1.LOG encoded 1749 frames, 58.79 fps, 1850.89 kb/s ---------- RUN2PASS1.LOG encoded 1749 frames, 58.51 fps, 1850.89 kb/s ---------- RUN3PASS1.LOG encoded 1749 frames, 58.7...
by notquitequiet
Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P150/Solo - 120mm in place of two 92mm fans?
Replies: 13
Views: 5765

yes

You can do it, but you'll probably need to cut some metal and probably lose the air filter. That's nice to know. But, it's probably not worth the effort.

I just happen to have an open Solo and a ruler next to me. Otherwise I wouldn't have posted.
by notquitequiet
Sat Aug 11, 2007 8:45 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec SOLO mounting issues
Replies: 11
Views: 5590

I'm just finishing building a Solo system. I built a P150 system 1-2 years ago. NEITHER of them lined up with the floppy/card readers. These are two different drives from different companies. Antec is either giving us a puzzle to play with or they're forgetting to drill a few holes. I used an electr...