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by yaler
Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:31 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PicoPSU is it enough for me?
Replies: 5
Views: 1956

Just came back to check this out, thanks guys. I got the Nexus Value 430W, but I'll probably underclock and make a silent build later on with the 80W.
by yaler
Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 5050e idling hot and loud
Replies: 7
Views: 1540

Throwing my 2350 back in I can only get to 2.4GHz before I hit the same heat/noise. I guess it's normal. Heh. Sorry guys.
by yaler
Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 5050e idling hot and loud
Replies: 7
Views: 1540

30-50C sound pretty close to normal. I've used core temp for monitoring cpu temp in the past. Is it fine now? Well, overclocked to 2.8 and checked it out under load... core temps stick with the reported CPU temp. 46/46 and 49. I just hope it doesn't get worse if I'm playing a game. Overall I'm just...
by yaler
Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 5050e idling hot and loud
Replies: 7
Views: 1540

With all the grease swapping were you sure to clean the surfaces WELL in between each swap? I say this becasue a lot of people asume that becasue it looks clean and smooth, its good to go...when in actuality the small groves in the metal on both the HSF and the cpu can still be holding the old past...
by yaler
Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 5050e idling hot and loud
Replies: 7
Views: 1540

5050e idling hot and loud

Just threw a 5050e and an Asus M4A78 Pro into my case, and while it's getting a little busier in there (I have 2 disks running now instead of 1 while I make the transition) the thing runs crazy hot. Tried two pastes, nothing changes. With a Ninja Rev. B. it idles at 43 with the stock scythe fan at 9...
by yaler
Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:07 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PicoPSU is it enough for me?
Replies: 5
Views: 1956

The 90W measurement was just playing Counter Strike Source as far as I remember. Nothing super accurate I guess. I should probably get around to getting harder numbers if I want to cut it that close. Thanks for the response!
by yaler
Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:40 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PicoPSU is it enough for me?
Replies: 5
Views: 1956

PicoPSU is it enough for me?

AMD 45w BE-2350 Nvidia 430 w/ onboard Nvidia 6150 graphics 2 x 1GB DDR 667 wireless card 3" 7200rpm drive With my Corsair VX450W power supply I measured my draw at the wall to be between 50-90W, but I assume at a pretty low efficiency of 60-75%. The computer will be used to output 720p video. Should...
by yaler
Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Innovation Cooling IC Diamond 7 TIM Giveaway/Testing
Replies: 206
Views: 201760

Received my sample, or at least I think I did! (I signed up for two of these freebie tests recently)

Will post tests as soon as I get newer hardware (and thats up to AMD, looking at tri/quad core 45/65W) ... I hope that is ok? Want to have the good stuff on ;) Test will be done on two systems.

Yale
by yaler
Sat May 16, 2009 9:44 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Innovation Cooling IC Diamond 7 TIM Giveaway/Testing
Replies: 206
Views: 201760

Would love to test this against the stock gew I got from Scythe. I agree to let them know how it all goes!
by yaler
Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4670: A perfect balance?
Replies: 498
Views: 237110

ignore me
by yaler
Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:20 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New to computer building, advice on music pc
Replies: 14
Views: 3211

I currently use an AMD BE2350 based system for music. I game occasionally, but if you're going strictly music I suggest really cutting back and going all passive. I suggest you get a decent motherboard and a dedicated passively cooled video card. My USB transport (EMU 0404 USB - also something I wou...
by yaler
Thu Dec 25, 2008 4:58 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Apple Mighty Mouse
Replies: 7
Views: 15061

Somehow it can right click... amazing technology we have today. I fell in love with the Mighty Mouse when I first started using them at school - but then it clicked - why would I ever what to give up usability and ergonomics for a cool miniature wheel which in itself presents a huge design flaw 2 mo...
by yaler
Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Silent Gaming Mouse?
Replies: 22
Views: 33401

G5 here - and there is no whine, but like most mice it makes a clicking noise ;). Also, I agree - LED lights are annoying, and the G5 has one. My monitor power LED is a lot worse though.

Let us know what you end up going with and how it turns out.
by yaler
Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:06 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4670: A perfect balance?
Replies: 498
Views: 237110

Really enjoying my Sapphire 4670 with Accelero S1. 40C idle and 50C max playing games. Very happy :) Haven't felt the need to tinker...
by yaler
Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:47 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 347625

Samsung 931BW - loud whine under 80% brightness
Dell D1626HT (UltraScan 1600HS Series) CRT - ever so slight buzz, completely tolerable
by yaler
Thu Oct 16, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Netbooks Saving PC Sales in Economic Downturn
Replies: 14
Views: 20120

Will buy the 900HA as soon as I see some good reviews. The price is perfect, and so are the technical specifications.
by yaler
Sun Jul 20, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Noisy LCD Monitors (high-pitched backlight whining)
Replies: 17
Views: 12566

buzzing on 931BW

Don't know why I haven't brought this up yet. I thought I had... I bought the 931BW before Mike reviewed it, but I still think he dropped the ball. Generally I consider the reviews here to be the most technically objective and solid on the whole Internet. While I still have a PSU (going to be replac...
by yaler
Sun May 25, 2008 6:45 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Recommend Silent LCD Monitor
Replies: 65
Views: 45953

I bought a 931bw just due to its technical superiority to most other 19" TN models, but on the settings I like it on it is easily contributing more noise than either of my running pcs. I understand about the 80% brightness fix, and I use it when the sound is really bothering me. I think SPCR should ...
by yaler
Wed May 14, 2008 11:13 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How should I spend my stimulus check?
Replies: 11
Views: 2773

Build your own. That thing looks nuts.
by yaler
Tue May 13, 2008 6:03 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Does the 4850e really use less power than a 4800+[?]
Replies: 8
Views: 3716

Yes. 11 dollars over one year of 24/7 use at full loads 8 hours of the day. I think this makes it worth it, considering its only 15 dollars extra and the bonus right off the bat is the lower thermals. Source is Tom's Hardware btw, don't remember the specific article off the top of my head, but I pos...
by yaler
Thu May 08, 2008 11:58 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Three Hundred
Replies: 14
Views: 23560

Looks like an amazing case for the money. I'm recommending it to a friend. It's too bad those are 3.5" drive bays, if they were a little wider they'd be perfect for suspending drives in front of some intake fans. Anyone have any ideas? I guess I could suspend them in the 5" bays. Could I mount them ...
by yaler
Thu May 01, 2008 9:26 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: $500-ish Photoshop Machine
Replies: 2
Views: 1280

If you want the same speed but cooler you can pick up the 4850e for about 15 dollars more than the 4800. Might need a bios update before you install it on your board though?
by yaler
Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:40 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Psu, Corsair 520 or Enermax Modu82+ 525
Replies: 5
Views: 2077

Re: Psu, Corsair 520 or Enermax Modu82+ 525

I have some hesitations between those two units. There is at the same price at DirectCanada.com and I cannot decide wich one to buy. Enermax: http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11510AC9614 Corsair: http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC4384 Any Advice? They're both good but I thin...
by yaler
Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:47 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Airflow in an Antec p182?
Replies: 10
Views: 5070

I'm not a scientist but air has to come from somewhere ;) Either from the intakes in the front of the open holes in the back. In your case its obvious that the air sucked up and out would be replaced from the bottom openings. I don't think the air pressure would drop that significantly if you cover ...
by yaler
Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:59 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P182 TriFan removing, Easy enough ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3292

a screwdriver ;)
by yaler
Sat Mar 22, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Loud WD HDDs
Replies: 5
Views: 1666

Enclosures will diminish all seeking and idle noise coming off of the drive, and it will help with vibration too. It won't completely kill the noise, for that you'll need to go esata or perhaps to slower drives / SSD. Good enclosures are kinda expensive, and maybe not really worth it. I paid 90 buck...
by yaler
Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Loud WD HDDs
Replies: 5
Views: 1666

Some drives develop a whine, and you just can't fix it. I believe some people think it is a telltale sign of impending drive failure. If they're not that bad look into enclosures It's widely suggested here that you try to: 1. Consolidate, get 1 large drive instead of 2 smaller ones (eg/ the new 2 pl...
by yaler
Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Do your friends think you are crazy?
Replies: 30
Views: 6498

Yeah, it's hard not to get giddy about some things... and I often feel the blood drain from my face as I realize that I've completely lost my grip on reality by enthusiastically introducing my friend(s) to X product/idea/website etc etc.
by yaler
Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:21 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASUS M2NPV-VM - hot GeForce 6150 northbridge
Replies: 64
Views: 36658

It might just be my specific board -- I'm really not sure. If you need to do real-time audio or video streams you might just have the same issues (I assume you might based on the firewire requirement).

Personally I wish I'd have gone with a full atx with no onboard video.
by yaler
Fri Mar 14, 2008 11:17 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASUS M2NPV-VM - hot GeForce 6150 northbridge
Replies: 64
Views: 36658

I've been using this mobo for half a year now, paid no particular attention to the heat issues and it's been fine. There are bigger issues with this board. At least for me. Specifically poor usb quality/performance. Get clicks and pops with my 0404 usb, and ASIO will screw up. Transfers to my ipod a...