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by xinaes
Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:26 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 271
Views: 334768

Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey

Dell ST2220T seems pretty silent at all brightnesses AFAICT.
by xinaes
Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Should I be worried about OCCT detecting errors?
Replies: 11
Views: 2515

Re: Should I be worried about OCCT detecting errors?

Stick #1 ran Memtest for ~10h:30 with no errors. Switched to the other (in the same slot) this morning and it hit four errors in 1.5 minutes! Having said that, this was around the time that something in the house tripped a circuit breaker and I'm somewhat inclined to discount that result if it is no...
by xinaes
Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Should I be worried about OCCT detecting errors?
Replies: 11
Views: 2515

Re: Should I be worried about OCCT detecting errors?

A fully patched version of Flash is unsafe in my book. It's almost guaranteed to be vulnerable to 0-days. I wouldn't browse any random website with Flash. Flash ain't open so, if I can help it, I never use Flash. But if you really want to use Flash, don't give it elevated priviledges! Indeed, it do...
by xinaes
Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Should I be worried about OCCT detecting errors?
Replies: 11
Views: 2515

Re: Should I be worried about OCCT detecting errors?

Running Memtest now, it just hit an error after ~1:53. I guess I'll take a stick out and leave it running Memtest again while I go to the pub.
by xinaes
Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Should I be worried about OCCT detecting errors?
Replies: 11
Views: 2515

Re: Should I be worried about OCCT detecting errors?

It sounds like all your problems happen while in the same OS install. Apart from things like not getting past BIOS sometimes... (incidentally, I'm glad I could change the BIOS logo graphics on the motherboard - I'd be pretty fed up with the Gigabyte graphics by now otherwise!) Memtest is a good cal...
by xinaes
Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:32 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Should I be worried about OCCT detecting errors?
Replies: 11
Views: 2515

Re: Should I be worried about OCCT detecting errors?

OCCT is running Linpack and if it's indicating errors then your computer isn't stable when running that program. It may never throw an error in normal usage, or it may. If all you're doing is playing games, then it may not be an issue. If any of the computers in my house (mine or my kids) can't run...
by xinaes
Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Should I be worried about OCCT detecting errors?
Replies: 11
Views: 2515

Re: Should I be worried about OCCT detecting errors?

Thanks for the reply. I suppose I don't have any particular reason to trust OCCT and on advice from bit-tech forum I'm going to go for a dose of LinX next, see how that goes down. I don't see why I particularly wouldn't trust it. Of more particular relevance to this forum, I need to find out why my ...
by xinaes
Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Should I be worried about OCCT detecting errors?
Replies: 11
Views: 2515

Should I be worried about OCCT detecting errors?

I've just built a machine similar to the one I specced up in http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=62463 (slightly different RAM, HDD... maybe one or two other minor differences). I've been running some stress tests, and most things I've tried run absolutely ok. However, OCCT doe...
by xinaes
Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on a new quiet build?
Replies: 1
Views: 424

Re: Advice on a new quiet build?

Hi, I'm not sure what the status of this is now, the one immediate comment I'd have is that conventional spcr wisdom would advise strongly against the stock cooler.
by xinaes
Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Audiovisual / general purpose machine
Replies: 0
Views: 480

Audiovisual / general purpose machine

OK, so I've been posting a little bit lately, some people might recognise me and have some idea what I'm after here. As for this thread: fairly run of the mill contemporary build in most respects. General purpose machine for A/V programming & editing, research, procrastination (actually, I'm giving ...
by xinaes
Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:43 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: (silenty) replacement psu
Replies: 15
Views: 2529

Re: (silenty) replacement psu

lanceuppercut wrote:how would this one cope with either a gtx560 or 560ti: 520W Seasonic S12II-520 Bronze, 80 PLUS Bronze, 85% Eff', EPS 12V, 120mm Silent S2FC Fan, ATX v2.3
I was wondering the same thing.
by xinaes
Sun May 29, 2011 3:34 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Choosing a Sandy Bridge chipset
Replies: 33
Views: 5332

Re: Choosing a Sandy Bridge chipset

GTX460 wastes 50Watts more with 2 displays connected than with 1 only, GTX560 probably too. There is Nvidiainspector software that enables 2d mode with 2 displays, problem solved in windows. If what you say about NVidiaInspector is true, then this is indeed relevant to my interests. When you say "2...
by xinaes
Sat May 28, 2011 2:00 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Choosing a Sandy Bridge chipset
Replies: 33
Views: 5332

Re: Choosing a Sandy Bridge chipset

Just another rumor that places Ivy bridge even further away... almost a year away. I guess that changes the calculus a bit. Also apparently though the the 1155 and the current support chips will run Ivy Bridge with only a firmware update... it appears that Intel is going to impelement it in a way t...
by xinaes
Wed May 25, 2011 12:59 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Choosing a Sandy Bridge chipset
Replies: 33
Views: 5332

Re: Choosing a Sandy Bridge chipset

I've done a bit of skimming and it also seems that idle power consumption is not much effected by overclocking. Is that correct? I'd be much less keen on the idea if not.
by xinaes
Tue May 24, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Choosing a Sandy Bridge chipset
Replies: 33
Views: 5332

Re: Choosing a Sandy Bridge chipset

Interesting about Synergy; I'm sure I'd noticed it in passing but it slipped my mind. 1KW PSU :shock: Think I could probably manage something a bit less beefy than that. Toms doesn't seem all that explicit about impact of overclocking on noise, or maybe I just didn't look carefully enough. So I take...
by xinaes
Tue May 24, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Choosing a Sandy Bridge chipset
Replies: 33
Views: 5332

Re: Choosing a Sandy Bridge chipset

I wouldn't touch a z68 for another 2-3 months. I don't like being a beta tester for firmware, etc. It might be noted that the same logic should probably apply to Virtu; I must admit it seems quite optimistic to imagine that the kind of setup I am proposing will run flawlessly. edit: Indeed, while Z...
by xinaes
Tue May 24, 2011 10:05 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Choosing a Sandy Bridge chipset
Replies: 33
Views: 5332

Re: Choosing a Sandy Bridge chipset

However, I'm not certain it would be right for me to shut off this future avenue for extending the life of the machine (at least in terms of how long it continues to be viable spec for what I want to do with it). I don't know what other people's experiences are with this. But in my experience, I us...
by xinaes
Tue May 24, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Choosing a Sandy Bridge chipset
Replies: 33
Views: 5332

Re: Choosing a Sandy Bridge chipset

Essentially I think I had a fairly accurate grasp on the facts from the beginning, but it's good to get the views of people who follow this stuff more regularly (not just when it's upgrade time). Thanks everyone for the input. Glad to have clarified a few points. Still not quite decided; I feel it w...
by xinaes
Tue May 24, 2011 6:00 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Choosing a Sandy Bridge chipset
Replies: 33
Views: 5332

Re: Choosing a Sandy Bridge chipset

CA_Steve wrote:h67: stable now. No quicksync if you use external gpu.
I thought IGP features including quicksync could be available with Virtu on H67.
by xinaes
Fri May 20, 2011 7:00 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Choosing a Sandy Bridge chipset
Replies: 33
Views: 5332

Re: Choosing a Sandy Bridge chipset

Abula wrote:for that reason alone I would go sandy brige right now and skip ivy bridge.
I tend to agree. Based on what I wrote above, how would you weigh the merits of different chipsets?
by xinaes
Fri May 20, 2011 4:37 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Choosing a Sandy Bridge chipset
Replies: 33
Views: 5332

Re: Choosing a Sandy Bridge chipset

Why not wait and see what the price differential is... and see what Ivy Bridge is going to look like. If you can wait 6 months you will have a lot more information on which to make a decision. I could do; as I say I'm not desperate. At the same time, I've already been waiting for quite a while for ...
by xinaes
Fri May 20, 2011 4:19 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Choosing a Sandy Bridge chipset
Replies: 33
Views: 5332

Choosing a Sandy Bridge chipset

I'm thinking of putting together a new machine quite soon, which will be used for quite a range of tasks; programming, some gaming, photo sound and video editing etc. etc. Basically I'm wondering about the relative merits of H67 and Z68: I won't be overclocking at least to begin with, but I don't kn...
by xinaes
Fri May 20, 2011 1:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A Silent and very powerful PC for less than 1,000 GBP
Replies: 13
Views: 1760

Re: A Silent and very powerful PC for less than 1,000 GBP

amorgos wrote:I've just finished assembling the above PC without any issues thankfully.
Good stuff, hope it continues to run smoothly
it runs so quickly.
Quickly enough for the Android emulator to be workable?
by xinaes
Fri May 20, 2011 1:10 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: iMac 27"
Replies: 5
Views: 2998

Re: iMac 27"

Jeroenlol wrote:quite nice specs just need to wait for a review on the noise :o
Any news on this front?
by xinaes
Wed May 18, 2011 1:46 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A Silent and very powerful PC for less than 1,000 GBP
Replies: 13
Views: 1760

Re: A Silent and very powerful PC for less than 1,000 GBP

Off topic, but... The android emulators are quite hungry Understatement of the year... is it possible to actually run things in the Android emulator on a modern machine? My experience of it on my current laptop before I actually got my phone was sluggish in the extreme. I'm also wondering about whic...
by xinaes
Sat May 14, 2011 2:55 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sandy Bridge IGP power consumption with dual screen
Replies: 7
Views: 2595

Re: Sandy Bridge IGP power consumption with dual screen

Does anyone have any experience of how much power H67 uses when driving two displays, or thoughts on how this might be with the new chipset? I drive dual digital monitors, one with DVI and one with HDMI (using an HDMI-to-DVI cable). I've tried three different power supplies, and idle power consumpt...
by xinaes
Thu May 12, 2011 2:16 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sandy Bridge IGP power consumption with dual screen
Replies: 7
Views: 2595

Sandy Bridge IGP power consumption with dual screen

Following on from this thread now that Z68 is emerging. http://www.anandtech.com/show/4330/asus-p8z68v-review shows that running Virtu with the screen attached to the IGP has some fairly modest power savings and significant performance impact. The ultimate combination of P67 and H67 was inevitable—i...
by xinaes
Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 271
Views: 334768

Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey

Nec EA231WMi: 23" 1920x1080 IPS, never noticed any noise over the din of my laptop.
by xinaes
Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:17 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: NVidia GPU always runs full speed when using multi screen...
Replies: 46
Views: 15205

Re: NVidia GPU always runs full speed when using multi scree

Can you measure how much power it uses?
by xinaes
Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: NVidia GPU always runs full speed when using multi screen...
Replies: 46
Views: 15205

Re: NVidia GPU always runs full speed when using multi scree

I find this hard to accept when I've been running laptops with external displays for years, and never noticed higher draw / increased noise etc as a result of the two displays, generally at different resolutions. In fact, I've just been measuring power on my laptop (with 8600M GT) now, pretty much i...