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by K.Murx
Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:55 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Setsugen GPU Cooler
Replies: 19
Views: 8378

So... Why exactly would mid-range cards not be worth dualing as stated in the article?
by K.Murx
Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:03 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Scythe Setsugen is doable on 5770, details inside.
Replies: 8
Views: 3827

CA_Steve wrote:but how loud is that powercolor with the arctic cooling L2 pro that's already on it?
I am pretty sure that is just an Accelero L2, which is the OEM version of the Accelero L2 pro with less mass and a different fan.
The OEM version is quite a bit louder if I remember the reviews correctly.
by K.Murx
Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:09 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: external DVD drives
Replies: 0
Views: 778

external DVD drives

My netbook (EEE 900A) has been ordered to do double duty as a media center/wireless access point. Therefore, it should be able to read and display DVDs (movies, pictures brought over by family&friends that have not gotten the hang of USB drives yet, etc.). There seems to be quite an array of USB-con...
by K.Murx
Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's 2010 CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 123
Views: 42624

Thank you! One of the things that I really like about the SPCR forums is the decorum. If I want to read flames, there are plenty of other sites. :lol: Well, it that case I assume my tone was inappropriate and apologize to the other readers inconvenienced. I guess I got carried away a bit. I'll just...
by K.Murx
Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:07 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's 2010 CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 123
Views: 42624

*checkss xbitlabs and frostytech* Both site test with different fans on different heatsinks. Thus it is not a valid comparison. I mean, I am still at SPCR, right? It's about noise here - and that means that at least I want to know what heatsink is the best at a certain amount of (fan-)noise generate...
by K.Murx
Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's 2010 CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 123
Views: 42624

that is an emotional response, something that is not based on science or factual information, so it is not relevant to your assertion that the HDT 1283 is a better cooler than the mugen 2 is. The reason I almost exclusively trust SPCR is because other websites tend to test coolers with the stock fa...
by K.Murx
Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's 2010 CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 123
Views: 42624

It would be thus fine to use this to generate heat for a heatsink test. This is the point here. Well, I am not sure if MikeC would want the organizational hassle to have one program for heatsink tests and another one for power estimation. I'd just say different , you could have that more optimized ...
by K.Murx
Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:25 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's 2010 CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 123
Views: 42624

Maybe it's not fully optimized for not-Intel platforms (like AMD), but as I've already said ;) it still outstrips Prime95 and everthing else as heat generation etc. on AMD platforms too. I do not dispute that. But it might be, that Intel CPU's are running at 100% with this program, and that AMD CPU...
by K.Murx
Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:42 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's 2010 CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 123
Views: 42624

The executable LinX uses is patched to run on not-Intel systems too. I've tested it on my AMD Turion laptop and it does outclass Prime95 on this platform too. ...err... "patched"? How? As far as I know, there is no way except a recompile to make the code use the full capabilities (and thus the full...
by K.Murx
Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:06 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's 2010 CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 123
Views: 42624

This benchmark should not be confused with LINPACK, the library, which has been expanded upon by the LAPACK library. Source: Intel Moreover, I'm not saying to use it as benchmark but as burn-test , this is what LinX does and it's probably the heavier burn-test you can run today... Prime95 is outdat...
by K.Murx
Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:53 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's 2010 CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 123
Views: 42624

good idea... maybe you should reconsider that most people don't run a pentium d anymore... or reconsider why spcr went to an i7 920 testing platform, before quoting test results that don't jive with any other website... I do not trust any other website. That's why I am here, and the published resul...
by K.Murx
Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: How Can I Silence My....Speakers?
Replies: 21
Views: 9743

My speakers are 8W each and the subwoofer 30W RMS power, so a total 46W. I believe the speakers are passive, since they are fed with only 2 wires. The speakers are magnetically shielded and have '3.5" mid-range and 1" tweeter', the subwoofer has an 'inverse phase hole 6.5" driver'. From the subwoof...
by K.Murx
Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's 2010 CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 123
Views: 42624

-If you want the very best performance, go for Megahalems. -If you have very hot CPU and want bang-for-buck, get Scythe Mugen2 -If you have less hot CPU, consider also Ninja Mini and Big Shuriken. HDT 1283: $23 after MIR / 22 Euros Scythe Mugen: $35 / 33 Euros HDT is significantly lighter (less str...
by K.Murx
Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:54 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's 2010 CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 123
Views: 42624

dev wrote:The S1283 is a thing of the past. Thor's Hammer otoh might be an interesting option.
It is still sold (even if it's called "1284 EE" or whatever) and bought. And it still is one of the top contenders. So why is it a thing of the past? Just because it's "old"?
by K.Murx
Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's 2010 CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 123
Views: 42624

Air can contain heat. The amount of heat in a certain volume of air is given by (Linearized, which is "good enough" for engineering): Q=c_V * V * T c_V in this formula, is the c_V of a monoatomic (3/2), diatomic (5/2), etc coeficient at constant pressure used on basics ideal gasses formulas? The va...
by K.Murx
Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: How Can I Silence My....Speakers?
Replies: 21
Views: 9743

It's probably actually the insides of the speakers that are lacking shielding, rather than the wires. Well, that is easily tested - if the cables can be easily rerouted/moved. My money is on the cables ;) *idea* But the OP did check the sources, right? I know that e.g. my cellphone does interfere w...
by K.Murx
Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:26 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 4850 Cooling?
Replies: 7
Views: 1617

I'd like to suggest the Accelero L2 Pro, which is significantly smaller, lighter, and cheaper than the big brother. Oh, and it comes with an extremely quiet fan. [edit] And includes VRMs [/edit] I know it can easily cool the 4850 with stock clocks, don't know about overclocking, though. If you are i...
by K.Murx
Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:17 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's 2010 CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 123
Views: 42624

Is is correct if I say the following ? I just have one point. When running a quiet CPU cooler (let's say with a fan running at 7 or 9V), the higher the temperature rise over ambient, the warmer the air you have to exhaust from the case, ie the faster you have to run the exhaust fan(s), and the less...
by K.Murx
Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:19 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: How Can I Silence My....Speakers?
Replies: 21
Views: 9743

Re: How Can I Silence My....Speakers?

Fëanor wrote:I am wondering what it would take for me to insulate the speakers from this interference? Any ideas?
Probably shielded wires?
by K.Murx
Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:15 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooling AMD Phenom II X3 710
Replies: 7
Views: 2098

I believe that the AC Accelero L2 Pro also fits the HD 4770 and can be found for around $15-18. It has a PWM fan, runs a bit cooler than stock and should be quieter. I use one, and it does fit (on the card, do not know about the case), and is very, very quiet, significantly quieter than the stock f...
by K.Murx
Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:06 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's 2010 CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 123
Views: 42624

I'll second the wish for HDT-1283 (or 1284) figures. If you would do it, information regarding the heatspreader size of the i7 would be nice, too - I think it does make a difference with the HDT series. I just have one point. When running a quiet CPU cooler (let's say with a fan running at 7 or 9V),...
by K.Murx
Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: ZEROtherm CoolMaxx 2000 GPU Cooler
Replies: 5
Views: 4177

Nice review. I start to wonder whether there are no proper VRM heatsinks available on the market? It can't be too difficult slapping a 2cm aluminium construct with a thermal pad onto these. Why bother? Get an Accelero L2 Pro, which comes with VRM heatsinks, a very, very good fan (can't hear it abov...
by K.Murx
Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:24 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Musashi Dual Fan GPU Cooler [updated results]
Replies: 30
Views: 22243

From the look of it, the VRM-Heatsinks are not custom parts for the Musahi, but simply these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... the%20Vram
Useful, but not quite wht I would stick on a 4870 ;)
by K.Murx
Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Noise source: [speakers!?] I can hear when my CPU gets 90%
Replies: 8
Views: 1525

So I gather, you do not have a problem with the speakers but with the sound output in general? In this case, especially if it increases under load, it seems pretty clear cut that there is some current/noise leaking into your sound output. Of course, to be absolutely sure you could try the speakers w...
by K.Murx
Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lenovo's All-in-one: IdeaCentre A600
Replies: 27
Views: 8986

De gustibus non est disputandum but I happen to think it looks better than the giant lip on the iMacs True, that is not attractive either. Putting the extra baggage behind the screen would be best. Center of mass - if you put the stuff behind the screen, it probably becomes wobbly. However, wallmou...
by K.Murx
Mon Sep 14, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 9600 GT & 9800 GT Green Edition's
Replies: 8
Views: 5286

incorrect wrote: much more impressive to me was the new radeon 4830 revision that was both faster AND used less power than a 4770, but none are currently available in the usa.
?? That's news to me. Link please?
by K.Murx
Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New hardware - System halts/freeze at random - Wall of text!
Replies: 23
Views: 4042

APPLIES TO Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86) Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86) Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86) I am not sure that KB article is relevant here. XP and Server 2003 are quite similar. The problem des...
by K.Murx
Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New hardware - System halts/freeze at random - Wall of text!
Replies: 23
Views: 4042

Did you read that KB article I linked to? Because that basically says the CPU is faulty.

I'd try underclocking and/or overvolting the CPU and see what happens.
by K.Murx
Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I think I got a resonance problem... suggestions?
Replies: 9
Views: 1858

How about playing with the fan speeds through undervolting/...? That should clear up whether the sound is due to a beat of the fans.
by K.Murx
Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:27 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus Eee PC Seashell 1005HA netbook
Replies: 63
Views: 30544

Regarding the power draw/fan issue: The old 900A (with SSD) draws 14W writing this, and 16W playing a flash video which shall qualify as "load" for the time being. The fan is off completely unnoticeable @14W (but kicks in pretty loud later). This may serve as an example that it is possible to design...