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by hophophop
Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:26 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 5770 recommendation??
Replies: 22
Views: 6298

I have the sapphire 5770 v2 and it underclocks the right way when idling. One thing I don't understand is why people don't use a bigger and better fan instead of the stock one. I don't talk about using a new radiator/fan combo but just about getting rid of the 80mm fan and having a good 120mm instea...
by hophophop
Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Do I need a new PSU?
Replies: 5
Views: 1016

It will work fine. I have almost the same setup (a 5770 instead of the 5750) and I'm using a seasonic s12-330 oem without any problem
by hophophop
Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:48 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Possible to replace HS fan ONLY without replacing the HS?
Replies: 4
Views: 1750

You could also use a 120mm. That's what I've done with an amd venice. I used a wire to attach it. It's been working fine for years now.
by hophophop
Sun Aug 23, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Do you run your LCD at different resolutions?
Replies: 16
Views: 2580

If you are using windows, go to display properties > settings > click advanced > under the general tab change the DPI to a higher value (120 is the normal "large" option). This will make everything bigger, I believe. This will make the fonts in Windows bigger, but not the icons, and it won't effect...
by hophophop
Fri May 16, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermaltake V1: "Peacock Tail" Cooler
Replies: 8
Views: 5390

You should have tried it without a fan imo. According to silenthardware.de, it's very efficient in passive mode, much better than the ninja mini for example. About the cantilever effect, I wonder why no one use some springs, going from the heatsink to the case frame, to relieve some of the weight, i...
by hophophop
Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The Current Top Fan?
Replies: 18
Views: 3649

There is a very qualified french reviewer who explains in his noctua review that sleeve bearings fans are not designed to work in horizontal position. http://www.cooling-masters.com/articles-39-3.html "Un ventilateur à palier lisse ne devrait normalement être monté qu'avec son axe vertical et la ...
by hophophop
Wed Nov 14, 2007 2:40 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Finally - HD3870 reviews are popping up
Replies: 43
Views: 17949

It's rather disappointing. Power consumption is really too high for a mid range gpu and its speed.