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by m1st
Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Crash course in Intel processors?
Replies: 24
Views: 8161

Re: Crash course in Intel processors?

The main difference between the i5's and i7's are Hyperthreading and L3 cache. Some programs really can show the difference in performance, but others show no difference at all. I get i7's just because, but it is a little bit hard to justify the ~$100 price difference. Examples: i7-4770K: ~$350 i4-4...
by m1st
Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: I have really bad whine from my Seasonic P-520FL
Replies: 12
Views: 6921

Re: I have really bad whine from my Seasonic P-520FL

Anecdotal evidence seems to suggest that the platinum series fanless units have a higher rate of abnormal whining. I just sent back my ss400fl2 unit for whining. I have a first-gen x-460 that is dead silent. That being said, some units are perfectly quiet. MikeC got three units, one of which was ver...
by m1st
Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: no Broadwell product planned for socketed desktop platforms
Replies: 7
Views: 4101

Re: no Broadwell product planned for socketed desktop platfo

Hehe unfortunately, my crystal ball can't see out that far... :-/
by m1st
Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: no Broadwell product planned for socketed desktop platforms
Replies: 7
Views: 4101

Re: no Broadwell product planned for socketed desktop platfo

It will use the same physical socket, but it will not be compatible with motherboards that were produced for the initial run of Haswell chips. Rumor has it that there will be a Haswell refresh next year, and those motherboards will be compatible with Broadwell chips when they launch. ...searching fo...
by m1st
Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: no Broadwell product planned for socketed desktop platforms
Replies: 7
Views: 4101

Re: no Broadwell product planned for socketed desktop platfo

I believe there was early speculation that Broadwell wouldn't come in LGA form, but Intel later promised that it would. No guarantees after that. Depends on how the market goes. So Broadwell will be similar to Haswell in that there are LGA SKUs, but also at least one BGA SKU (the 4770R SKU is Haswel...
by m1st
Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: This forum is so quiet and dead
Replies: 9
Views: 9890

Re: This forum is so quiet and dead

I've noticed it too, and it saddens me to see it. I think a lot of it is that the market really has caught up and matured its quiet offerings. The reason why we needed articles on FanMate2, the 7v trick, and SpeedFan was because there weren't good market solutions for slowing down fans back in the d...
by m1st
Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 3770K IHS removal and results
Replies: 66
Views: 114986

Re: 3770K IHS removal and results

I hope you mean 98C before delidding. Would you mind telling us which TIM you used, maybe CLU? Saw that delidded IB-E and wanted to post a link here, but Spoon Boy was faster. Unfortunately, no. That 98C is after delidding. TIM is Tuniq TX-4. Again, that temp is only when using AVX extensions with ...
by m1st
Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 3770K IHS removal and results
Replies: 66
Views: 114986

Re: 3770K IHS removal and results

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eFzNpTOaOw ^If you're feeling brave and don't have the patience for a razor... I delidded my Haswell using this method -- don't worry, unlike the guy in the video, I kept my shirt on :-P It helped drop temps by about 15-20C at Prime95 load (from 95C to 70C using a Pro...
by m1st
Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Mugen 4
Replies: 6
Views: 3457

Scythe Mugen 4

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=182671 I've been really happy with my Mugen 2, if not for the raw performance than definitely for the price:performance. At $50 I think this is a little steep, but it depends on how it performs. With Scythe USA going belly-up it's been hard for me t...
by m1st
Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Tiny Box to drive 30" 2560 x 1600 via DL DVI-D/ DisplayPort?
Replies: 11
Views: 6038

Re: Tiny Box to drive 30" 2560 x 1600 via DL DVI-D/ DisplayP

Intel NUC? http://www.anandtech.com/show/6444/intels-next-unit-of-computing-hands-on It outputs as HDMI, but a quick adapter could change it into something you want. Do you mean higher than 1080p via HDMI? So is there some kind of HDMI to DL DVI-D Adapter? Please do share. http://en.wikipedia.org/w...
by m1st
Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:26 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Tiny Box to drive 30" 2560 x 1600 via DL DVI-D/ DisplayPort?
Replies: 11
Views: 6038

Re: Tiny Box to drive 30" 2560 x 1600 via DL DVI-D/ DisplayP

Intel NUC?

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6444/inte ... g-hands-on

It outputs as HDMI, but a quick adapter could change it into something you want.
by m1st
Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: WD Red 3TB weekend sale @ Newegg $135
Replies: 1
Views: 2121

Re: WD Red 3TB weekend sale @ Newegg $135

Of course, this sale starts a week after I just bought 5 of them at $160 each -.-
by m1st
Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Problem with undervolting new 7950
Replies: 5
Views: 2670

Re: Problem with undervolting new 7950

On the Radeon HD 6xxx series, there were seperate clock domains for idle, media, and gaming. Most software utilities would only edit the gaming profile. I wonder if your card is the same?

Fwiw, on my card I used RBE from TechPowerUp to edit the other domains. But that would require a BIOS flash.
by m1st
Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Dell Recovery partition question
Replies: 9
Views: 3002

Re: Dell Recovery partition question

http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBCD/C ... +Partition

Again, you have to be careful when messing with the bootloader, else the computer may not boot.
by m1st
Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: does thermal paste/grease ever "expire"?
Replies: 11
Views: 7629

Re: does thermal paste/grease ever "expire"?

Yes, most pastes have a definite shelf life. As it's not going into a high-performance system, however, I would be tempted to use it anyway and only change it if issues arise.
by m1st
Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Dell Recovery partition question
Replies: 9
Views: 3002

Re: Dell Recovery partition question

There can only be one active partition per disk. The "active" flag tells the system where the bootloader resides, so it looks like your boot configuration is stored on the recovery partition. Setting the OS partition as active or deleting the recovery partition outright would cause your computer to ...
by m1st
Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel SSDs - 330 vs. 520 vs. 510
Replies: 13
Views: 9999

Re: Intel SSDs - 330 vs. 520 vs. 510

Crucial has had its share of firmware bugs. As the m4 was one of the first SATAIII drives on the market, it's had plenty of time to work out the kinks, and they seem reliable enough at this time. It's not that Intel or Samsung haven't had any bad firmware bugs, either (Intel's 8MB issue and a prepro...
by m1st
Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is this PSU calculator completely wrong?
Replies: 5
Views: 2626

Re: Is this PSU calculator completely wrong?

In a word: yes. Most PSU calculators are very wrong. The reason is that there is a huge difference in the power delivery of a quality PSU and a mom and pop's "Sure, it'll run 1.81 gigawatts" power supply. So they overcompensate to be safe. The hardware you listed could probably run off a 430w power ...
by m1st
Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Seasonic 850 Gold run this many drives ?
Replies: 2
Views: 901

Re: Seasonic 850 Gold run this many drives ?

As long as you have enough SATA power connectors (or adapters), without a doubt the PSU will be OK. Most desktop hard drives use less than 10w when running, and about 20w when starting up. With 14 hard drives, you're looking at a worst-case load of about 280w if all the drives are spinning up at the...
by m1st
Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: ♞Horse Test ♞
Replies: 2
Views: 5890

Re: ♞Horse Test ♞

How cool!

Bishop takes knight, check.
by m1st
Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Low power draw dual-core socketed CPU w/graphics?
Replies: 21
Views: 9134

Re: Low power draw dual-core socketed CPU w/graphics?

Depends on how much you want to spend and what you mean by low power. You're not going to find anything more powerful than atom/brazos that uses < 10w of electricity until Haswell comes out. The dual core Ivy Bridge chips use very little energy compared to chips of old, but most will still use about...
by m1st
Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Major upgrade, need heatsink advice.
Replies: 17
Views: 3882

Re: Major upgrade, need heatsink advice.

Regarding the 3570: If you're not overclocking, I'd definitely go with the non-K version. Besides being cheaper, it supports VT-d (a virtualization technology), whereas the K version does not. If at some later time you did want a modest overclock, the non-K version can oc by around 400MHz, which isn...
by m1st
Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:42 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: HTPC spec - A6-5400k or i3-3220?
Replies: 11
Views: 10987

Re: HTPC spec - A6-5400k or i3-3220?

Are you planning on using a discrete GPU, or just the onboard graphics? I ask because generally, AMD's graphics have better driver support, which may matter for certain HTPC applications. If you're going to use a discrete GPU, this point is moot. CPU horsepower shouldn't matter too much, though the ...
by m1st
Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Republican rape chart
Replies: 30
Views: 13210

Re: Republican rape chart

Let me all save you the trouble of debating this further with this- http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m62vbfRYD61r812cgo1_500.jpg Funny. But I think you'll agree it's not as simple as this image makes it seem. I think this will be the last thing I say as I can sense some are getting annoyed. http:/...
by m1st
Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Republican rape chart
Replies: 30
Views: 13210

Re: Republican rape chart

Finally, we arrive at my conclusion. I think that a fertilized egg has a right to life, because it satisfies the basic requirement of being a human being. If an adult has rights and a teenager has rights and a child has rights and a baby has rights, then the chain keeps going (I think) all the way ...
by m1st
Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Republican rape chart
Replies: 30
Views: 13210

Re: Republican rape chart

Here is a little know bit of knowledge to consider. One of or possibly the single best for of charity for the millions of 3rd world impoverished people is something called "women's rights", where women have been given the power over their own reproductive system the life quality of those people has...
by m1st
Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Republican rape chart
Replies: 30
Views: 13210

Re: Republican rape chart

Though I do think the candidate's view is quite radical and incorrect (shades of Benedict Spinoza), I don't want to talk about his comments. I would like to talk about the tangential thread on women's reproductive rights. I am a neokantian metaethicist. This is not to say that I am active in the fie...
by m1st
Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Ivy bridge + XP = ultra slow?
Replies: 24
Views: 6554

Re: Ivy bridge + XP = ultra slow?

I found this helpful benchmark: http://www.tomshardware.de/download/Tom2D,0301-26150.html It confirms that Ivy bridge HD4000 really is very slow (much slower than a 1.8Ghz Pentium 4 with nvidia 6200 - low end 64-bit card from 2005). There must be something very wrong with that benchmark then. While...