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by sapereaude
Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:36 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Dukla goes ITX - Antec Mini Skeleton-90
Replies: 15
Views: 11119

Sorry, couldn't see the label on it, it just didn't look like much :wink: Well then, you may have found the worst AC-DC adaptor in history. Btw, is there no authority watching over radio frequencies in England? Because if you did this build in Germany and some radio amateur complained about all the ...
by sapereaude
Sat Oct 24, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Dukla goes ITX - Antec Mini Skeleton-90
Replies: 15
Views: 11119

Cheap powermeters are known to show absurd figures at low loads. Try to measure the adaptor together with a 60W light bulb and see if it still uses that much power.
by sapereaude
Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:30 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Software - Speedstep
Replies: 3
Views: 2076

You are looking for RMClock
by sapereaude
Sat Nov 08, 2008 5:58 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: noise from computer or ears?
Replies: 6
Views: 3300

I tend to get a tinnitus if I concentrate on a faint noise (that may be not even there) for too long. It's like my ears wanted to tell me "Just stop it already!"
by sapereaude
Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 342218

Dell 2709W: Unbearable humming noise at every brightness setting.
Samsung 245B: Sounds like a huge transformer station :roll:
iiyama E1900WS: Whine at all settings except 100%, but not as bad as the other two. About as loud as a 2,5" drive.

More to be added...
by sapereaude
Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:19 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: How to stop the whining noise of your LCD monitor
Replies: 36
Views: 65711

I'm guessing smaller monitor = smaller backlight = less noise. Or to be more accurate: smaller backlight = less powerful inverter = less noise (assuming parts of the same quality). That seems to be true (and would be logical). After trying almost every 27" monitor out there twice, I have yet to hea...
by sapereaude
Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: How to stop the whining noise of your LCD monitor
Replies: 36
Views: 65711

Mike, try this: Switch off your lights and look at a black image, then switch off your screen. Do this with both brightness methods. Which one matches the switched off screen closer? This tells you something about how easily your eyes will be able to read black on white text. It's like comparing bla...
by sapereaude
Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: How to stop the whining noise of your LCD monitor
Replies: 36
Views: 65711

You can see it just by lookin at a picture like this one There should be no bands and only grey, no other colors (although only very expensive monitors will give you such a perfect image) But of course I also measured the difference with a colorimeter and got huge deviations when using the drivers c...
by sapereaude
Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: How to stop the whining noise of your LCD monitor
Replies: 36
Views: 65711

Hi Mike, I really hoped that there would be some great new information in this article (because I share the same problem), but the solution you propose is not very useful. You see: If you set the brightnes of your monitor to 100%, then there will be no more real black, just a dark grey, because the ...