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by timmyotule
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for a new quiet tower case
Replies: 15
Views: 12752

Re: Looking for a new quiet tower case

doveman wrote:Perhaps if I'm not fitting any optical drives I could even lay the tower on it's side
Optical drives work fine with the case on it's side. The trays are built to hold a disc even when it's vertical. It's a little unsettling the first time but it works.
by timmyotule
Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HOWTO: Disable Seagate DM001 APM Head Parking *Permanently*
Replies: 12
Views: 38335

Re: HOWTO: Disable Seagate DM001 APM Head Parking *Permanent

Thank you for this FunkyRider! This seems to have fixed the incredibly annoying chirp click spindown noises I was getting from my ST3000DM001 drives. The Device Configuration Overlay menu was locked and I couldn't change anything in there but it still seems to have saved the settings. jean019 - did ...
by timmyotule
Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:13 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 1.5 TB Samsung EcoGreen F2 HD154UI Slow Access Times
Replies: 15
Views: 12079

Thanks for the info. I booted using a different drive with Windows XP and ran HD Tune again and got the following: http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/1971/hdtuneshot.png That got ride of the dips in the transfer rate from when other programs accessed the HD but the access time is still nearly twice wh...
by timmyotule
Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:25 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 1.5 TB Samsung EcoGreen F2 HD154UI Slow Access Times
Replies: 15
Views: 12079

1.5 TB Samsung EcoGreen F2 HD154UI Slow Access Times

I just picked up a HD154UI and installed Windows 7 on it. The average access times are in the high twenty millisecond range: http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/8943/hd154uiaccesstimes.png Are there any settings I can look at changing or driver updates that could correct this? Or should I return it f...
by timmyotule
Sat Nov 15, 2008 8:26 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Office / HTPC PC Questions - Budget MB Recommendation Needed
Replies: 8
Views: 2080

Here's what I've told him to get with his $600 budget: NSK4480 - $67 E5200 - $78.50 Samsung HD103UJ 1TB HD - $107.90 Vista Home Premium - $99.75 HIS 4670 - $82.90 AR Corsair 2GB x 2 Kit 800 DDR2 - $36.25 AR Xigmatek HDT-S1283 - $21.99 AR Gigabyte GA-EG31-S2 - $55.75 or Gigabyte GA-EP43-DS3L - $80.25...
by timmyotule
Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:34 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Office / HTPC PC Questions - Budget MB Recommendation Needed
Replies: 8
Views: 2080

I was looking at that P35 Gigabyte but it isn't in stock right now. They have the P45 one for about the same price after a rebate. Is the heat of the P45 really an issue? Thanks for the tip on the E5200. We'll go with that CPU. The Gigabyte GA-EG31M-S2 would be great but it's lacking a Coax S/PDIF o...
by timmyotule
Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:34 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Office / HTPC PC Questions - Budget MB Recommendation Needed
Replies: 8
Views: 2080

Office / HTPC PC Questions - Budget MB Recommendation Needed

I'm working on a computer for my brother that will be primarily used in his office. The most strenuous things it will be doing is editing home movies from an HD camcorder. He would also like it to hook it up to his HDTV in another room and use it as an HTPC. Here's what I'm currently looking at: - C...
by timmyotule
Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quite Card for HTPC and Gaming at 1920x1200
Replies: 3
Views: 1638

The 4830 does look pretty nice. It seems that some models aren't the nice low idle power consumption for some reason and of course it's the one with the handy HDMI port on the back :roll:

Thanks for the input. I'll look at these 4830 a little bit more and probably pull the trigger on one.
by timmyotule
Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:55 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quite Card for HTPC and Gaming at 1920x1200
Replies: 3
Views: 1638

Quite Card for HTPC and Gaming at 1920x1200

I'm looking for a card to replace my 7900GT that I have in a Antec NSK2400 case. The computer is used for streaming TV shows and watching OTA HD broadcasts on my projector and playing games at 1920x1200 on a 24" monitor. I don't play all the most current games out there but the 7900GT isn't cutting ...