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by yensteel
Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:59 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: XFX Geforce 260 GTX not downclocking.
Replies: 10
Views: 3622

Thanks.

I don't have the guts to try Nibitor out yet because motherboard that I use only has one PCI-E slot.

I'll look into NVflash for now.
by yensteel
Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: XFX Geforce 260 GTX not downclocking.
Replies: 10
Views: 3622

Damnit. I couldn't return the card because it's not considered defective. Since the temperature is very high at 62, I'm willing to risk flashing it, even though I've never done it before. I have a couple of questions concerning it. How high is the risk of flashing? Is it possible to backup the origi...
by yensteel
Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:09 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: XFX Geforce 260 GTX not downclocking.
Replies: 10
Views: 3622

Ok, I've tried two other WHQL drivers that are the next latest. It still has the same problem. I only use a single monitor. A little searching found this: http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?p=3210131 The user had the same product as me, and he contacted XFX about the problem. They replied sayin...
by yensteel
Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:06 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: XFX Geforce 260 GTX not downclocking.
Replies: 10
Views: 3622

Not yet. Does it matter? Is there a recommended driver?
by yensteel
Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:01 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: XFX Geforce 260 GTX not downclocking.
Replies: 10
Views: 3622

XFX Geforce 260 GTX not downclocking.

I bought a new graphics card as my first new computer part, and I installed it in my old computer to make sure it worked properly. It runs all the games fine, but I'm worried about the temperature. The GPU clock stayed at 576 Mhz no matter what I do, and because of it, I'm idling at 63C with the cas...
by yensteel
Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sealing Top Exhaust P183?
Replies: 11
Views: 2994

How about sealing the PCI brackets? I really don't get why Antec went through all the trouble of fitting the entire front of the P183 with dust filters, and then use open PCI brackets which allow all the dust to be sucked in. Not even a fraction of the dust sucked in by an unfiltered fan will come ...
by yensteel
Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:31 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Atake Noisebusters?
Replies: 3
Views: 1085

Erm. Thanks.

I'm interested in it because it's from a local shop in my country.
by yensteel
Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:15 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Atake Noisebusters?
Replies: 3
Views: 1085

Atake Noisebusters?

How good are these acoustic foams for sound absorption? I don't really care about dampening.

http://www.pcbulb.com/index.php?main_pa ... ts_id=1916
by yensteel
Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: High Performance with Absolute SILENCE
Replies: 48
Views: 15337

The HX 620's fan isn't exactly normal because of it's tiny fan connector. You will either need to do some wiring mods or buy an adaptor.
by yensteel
Sun Jul 05, 2009 12:48 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Will the Accelero S1 Rev 2 Clear This?
Replies: 8
Views: 2160

If you want the actual height requirements of the AC S1, then this will help.

Go here:

http://www.arctic-cooling.com/catalog/p ... 2_&mID=105

Then go to the "Height restriction drawing" link.

Personally, I think it would fit, but it's just a guess.
by yensteel
Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New: Scythe Setsugen GPU cooler
Replies: 30
Views: 14619

Is it me, or is the fan blowing away from the GPU?
by yensteel
Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 500GB bit of a perfomance duff?
Replies: 4
Views: 2303

You can try optimizing Vista first. I don't use vista, So I don't have any software or guides to recommend.
by yensteel
Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:22 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI 4870 + Accelero S1 users chime in please
Replies: 27
Views: 7043

I have a question about the typical 12cm + Accelero S1 setup. What rpm are most of you using for maximum load?

I don't really know what fan speeds you're using.
by yensteel
Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:39 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair HX 620: Automatic?
Replies: 4
Views: 1689

So people still connect the fan connector to the PSU.

A question:

If you are using the method of prying out the old 2-pin socket, then sticking the fan connector directly onto the two pins, How do you keep them in place?
by yensteel
Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair HX 620: Automatic?
Replies: 4
Views: 1689

Corsair HX 620: Automatic?

As a person who's about to buy a new PC in just a week (finally) I'm currently eyeing the HX 620 as the PSU that I want to buy. The confusion I'm having is the PSU fan socket. I wanted to use the fan socket because I don't want manual fan control, and I also don't want to keep the PSU pegged at a hi...
by yensteel
Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Arctic Cooling Accelero XTREME 4870X2 VGA Cooler
Replies: 14
Views: 5266

I'm curious about the vram temperatures. It's always the most overlooked aspect of video card cooling.

What rpm is 60%?

Anyways, thanks for the follow-up.
by yensteel
Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:04 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: accelero xtreme gtx280 - fanless?
Replies: 22
Views: 5749

I just found this thread:

http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.asp?m=100 ... #100653728

I hope this helps
by yensteel
Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:38 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Bought a Dell Mini 9 and Highly Recommend It
Replies: 30
Views: 21045

Thanks for the info. I'll consider the Dell mini 10v 1011 as a choice as well.
by yensteel
Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:37 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: TNN 500AF + SSD + 6 monitors
Replies: 31
Views: 32138

Is it me, or does the wallpaper have some kind of writing?

Also, I think this setup could use a better keyboard.

But other than that, It's really nice!
by yensteel
Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Bought a Dell Mini 9 and Highly Recommend It
Replies: 30
Views: 21045

Another good thing about the Dell mini 9 is that it's 95% OS X compatible.

The other dell netbooks have hardware that OS X doesn't fully support.

Pity it's discontinued...
by yensteel
Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182 W/ Mugen2
Replies: 15
Views: 5659

Other than the color of the floppy drive, I think this computer is really neat. I especially love the last picture of the Mugen 2.
by yensteel
Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:05 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 4770 worth waiting for?
Replies: 50
Views: 11905

Edit: nvm. Somebody posted about the Gigabyte Silentcell earlier than me.
by yensteel
Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:08 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Where do you keep your P182? On the floor? Any other option?
Replies: 19
Views: 3842

I have my case on my desk. The main benefits for putting it up there are looks, and lower dust intake. The risk is noise and space.
by yensteel
Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:32 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI 4870 + Accelero S1 users chime in please
Replies: 27
Views: 7043

Thanks for the help
by yensteel
Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:10 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI 4870 + Accelero S1 users chime in please
Replies: 27
Views: 7043

So, if you want to keep a 4870 + accelero s1 + 120mmx120mm fan in a 3-slot config, you have to use something thinner than 25mm?

What would be appropriate then?
by yensteel
Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI 4870 + Accelero S1 users chime in please
Replies: 27
Views: 7043

Oh, 25mm is the thickness of the 120mm x 120mm fan. I thought most people would understand easily.

I forgot mention that. Sorry.
by yensteel
Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:12 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI 4870 + Accelero S1 users chime in please
Replies: 27
Views: 7043

Just a question about the Accelero S1 + 4870 + 25mm height fan setup. How many slots would that take up? I hope it will fit inside 3 slots comfortably, with a pci card right underneath it, while the fan still has good ventilation. Edit: Sorry, I was referring to the height of the fan. It's 120mmx120...
by yensteel
Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Metal or plastic dust filter?
Replies: 10
Views: 3032

Thanks for the input.
by yensteel
Sun May 31, 2009 8:43 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Metal or plastic dust filter?
Replies: 10
Views: 3032

Thanks. Looks like I'll stick with my plastic filters then.

Just a final question: How about the 2d filters that are like the ones in the P182/P183?