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by Carson89
Fri May 01, 2009 2:42 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Pulling hair out over bizare system crash
Replies: 8
Views: 1745

I have recently added a 700rpm 120mm fan to increase airflow to that area of the motherboard and I still had the issue, though I don't think the fan has made a huge difference. I shall disable the audio when im back home and try playing a HD film and see what happens. Might be a bit odd playing a fi...
by Carson89
Fri May 01, 2009 12:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Pulling hair out over bizare system crash
Replies: 8
Views: 1745

Hi, Thanks for the quick response. I have been stressing the Graphic card and that is easily within reasonable temperatures. I haven't recently stressed the CPU, but will start one off today whilst I am out and see how things go, though im pretty sure the CPU temps are OK. I thought it might be a he...
by Carson89
Fri May 01, 2009 12:10 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Pulling hair out over bizare system crash
Replies: 8
Views: 1745

Sorry, yea I forgot to mention that this is a fair recent problem. I have only noticed it within the last few months. I used K-Lite Mega codec pack with Media Player Classic Home Cinema for my videos, and always have. I do my best to keep it up to date, though haven't updated the codecs for a month ...
by Carson89
Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Pulling hair out over bizare system crash
Replies: 8
Views: 1745

Pulling hair out over bizare system crash

As the title suggests, I am at wits end trying to debug and then solve a really annoying system crash I keep getting. :cry: Before I go into the details, here is the entire spec of my system: Intel Q6600 @ 2.4 (Stock) - Scythe Ninja Cooler Gigabyte EP43-D3SL - No modifications 4x 1GB OCZ PC8500 DDR2...
by Carson89
Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:23 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 342033

Dell 2709W
No noises what so every, despite having it replaced under warranty for a new one twice already.

Samsung 205BW
Very slight high pitch noise in a quiet environment at all brightness settings.
by Carson89
Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:35 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: High performance but low power consumption GPU
Replies: 4
Views: 1674

Thanks for the quick reply. Thats re-assuring to know and kinda what i have been thinking for the past few hours after some in depth research...may have to un-cancel my order then. My 7800GT has handled a fair bit since i got it, and will play 1080p fine most of the time. It was a pretty expensive c...
by Carson89
Sun Apr 26, 2009 4:00 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: High performance but low power consumption GPU
Replies: 4
Views: 1674

Oh, forgot to mention a couple of things. The card must be a quiet as possible (am happy to purchase an after market cooler [HR-03 GTX] for quite operation if needed), especially since the pc in question is often used for movie's and high end audio so the less hum from the graphics...the better. I h...
by Carson89
Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:53 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: High performance but low power consumption GPU
Replies: 4
Views: 1674

High performance but low power consumption GPU

Hi all, I'm currently in the market for a new graphics card as my 3 year old 7800GT with Thermalright HR-03GT cooler is showing signs of age and just doesn't doesn't cut it any more (i think it might be suffering power issues too as my system can randomly crash under fairly graphic intensive loads s...
by Carson89
Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: New home server build - Low Power
Replies: 7
Views: 4192

Server Finished

Well.. the remaining bits for the server arrived on Wednesday, and after 2 solid days of transfering files across as well as hard disks from my main pc to the server, it is finally complete. I am stunned at how quiet it is, only thing to solve now, is the slight whine from the hard disks when the ro...
by Carson89
Sun Nov 16, 2008 8:35 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: New home server build - Low Power
Replies: 7
Views: 4192

Good work with the HDD-suspensions, but you really should have done something to that horrid airflowkiller (fan guard) in the rear... Tell me about it, it wont be there for long. As soon as i get the time to remove it, it'll go. As for the HDD suspension, that took me somewhere around 2-3 hours to ...
by Carson89
Sun Nov 16, 2008 8:03 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: New home server build - Low Power
Replies: 7
Views: 4192

New home server build - Low Power

So i recently decided to build myself a home server to keep a variety of documents backed up, store my ever expanding music and video collection, and run a small variety of programs in the background. :D After days or browsing the net for a pre-built system that met my spec or at least come close, i...
by Carson89
Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:51 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low droning from system
Replies: 7
Views: 2645

I have nearly the same problem in mine and its one of my disk drives.

With your computer running, place your hand on each Hard disk and see if you can feel the droning through your hand, if you can then its the hard disk.
by Carson89
Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Near Silent Lian Li PC-A12 (56K Warning)
Replies: 15
Views: 7349

I dont think the HD is an IBM, its a Maxtor one i think. I can tell you though that it send a very slow (around 1Hz) on off hum through the whole case. Although you can't hear it, you can feel it when you put your hand on the case. at that frequency, your case would be thumping, not humming. Lol, t...
by Carson89
Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:44 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Near Silent Lian Li PC-A12 (56K Warning)
Replies: 15
Views: 7349

Thanks for the feedback. I dont think the HD is an IBM, its a Maxtor one i think. I can tell you though that it send a very slow (around 1Hz) on off hum through the whole case. Although you can't hear it, you can feel it when you put your hand on the case. As for temperatures: CPU Idle: 45-50C CPU L...
by Carson89
Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:36 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Near Silent Lian Li PC-A12 (56K Warning)
Replies: 15
Views: 7349

Cheers. It is a little cramped, but its certainly not helped by the fact that i am yet to properly sort out the wiring in the case, which should remove most of the excess wires. I eventually plan on completely removing the PATA HDD as the only purpose it has in the current system is to keep a backup...
by Carson89
Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:17 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Near Silent Lian Li PC-A12 (56K Warning)
Replies: 15
Views: 7349

Quick Update

A Quick Update: Since my first post, i started to notice that i could hear the graphics card whiring away quietly in the background. At first i had to listen carefully to hear it, but now that i've got used to the quietness of the computer it began to bug me. So, taking matters into my own hands I s...
by Carson89
Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:21 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Near Silent Lian Li PC-A12 (56K Warning)
Replies: 15
Views: 7349

I guess so yea. there is a large bunch of extra cables that i have placed on the other side of the HD cage to keep them out of the way, but i didn't take a photo of that side. Im a big Strongbow fan as well. Thankfull in england there seems to be no end of places that sell it. Shame its not imported...
by Carson89
Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:16 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Near Silent Lian Li PC-A12 (56K Warning)
Replies: 15
Views: 7349

Internal Photos

Ok, hear are the internal photos. http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/2622/p1010075copydu8.jpg http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/753/p1010076copyjp3.jpg http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/9910/p1010077copyun5.jpg http://img123.imageshack.us/img123/8633/p1010080copyia9.jpg http://img530.imageshack.us...
by Carson89
Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:32 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Near Silent Lian Li PC-A12 (56K Warning)
Replies: 15
Views: 7349

Some Photos

Here are a couple of photos of my uni setup and case.

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As you may well be able to guess from the vast boxes of food, and alcohol, im a student. Lol.

Internal photos to come shortly.
by Carson89
Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:30 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Near Silent Lian Li PC-A12 (56K Warning)
Replies: 15
Views: 7349

Near Silent Lian Li PC-A12 (56K Warning)

Well, here is mine. Internals: AMD Athlon X2 +3800 3GB DDR PC3200 Gigabyte K8N SLI Motherboard Leadtek WinFast PX7800GT TDH Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic 2x 500GB Samsung SATA HDD 1 x 80 Maxtor PATA HDD Windows XP Home AcoustiPak Deluxe Optiarc AD-7170S Scythe Ninja Rev. B (With 120 mm 900 rpm 10.7dB Sc...