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by Zolishoru
Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Fanless mini-itx motherboard with a 4x-16x PCI-e slot
Replies: 12
Views: 5854

Re: Fanless mini-itx motherboard with a 4x-16x PCI-e slot

... This is the one that imo suits better, its not that expensive, has a PCIe 8x (maybe its 4x electrical), has 5 lans so if either you using them now or later (in case the card burns down), the CPU seems a little faster than J1800, if you need faster than this you will need to go with fans. LAN: 4...
by Zolishoru
Fri May 20, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Question about coil whine
Replies: 12
Views: 4824

Re: Money, what else?

Thanks for explanations. Is there any chance you could do it in a YT video,, with a demonstration before and after? Maybe someone could donate a noisy part, I could donate the silicone or whatever the paint thing is :). If you can convince somebody to do&upload the video, I'm all in; I even have th...
by Zolishoru
Wed May 18, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Question about coil whine
Replies: 12
Views: 4824

Re: Money, what else?

How do you apply it? Small paint brush (if coming in bottle; don't forget to get the remover/thinner), or directly from the spray can. Typical painting guide applies: apply a couple of thin layers instead of a thick one. Cover the problem part completely, especially between the part and the PCB(a s...
by Zolishoru
Tue May 17, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Question about coil whine
Replies: 12
Views: 4824

Re: Money, what else?

Hi lurker, is RTV silicone anything you recommend home users to play with? I would recommend to try conformal coating(polyurethane based) first; surprisingly, in the most cases is enough; it was the go-to solution to silence whining flyback transformers, which wasn't exactly small(up to 15X15X15cm,...
by Zolishoru
Sat May 14, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Question about coil whine
Replies: 12
Views: 4824

Money, what else?

Coil/capacitor whine is a relatively well studied phenomenon; it can be controlled during manufacturing phase(or later, with warranty issues) with RTV Silicone or conformal coating. But like any extra step during manufacturing, in the race to the bottom, the extra will be the first eliminated. /back...
by Zolishoru
Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Not your ordinary application - silent 92mm fan needed
Replies: 10
Views: 3659

Re: Not your ordinary application - silent 92mm fan needed

IMO, the noise level isn't the main problem for this particular application; more important would be how constant is the noise level, and how well protected the fan is(ideally both intake/exhaust protected), so almost any 92mm/25mm(thick)@1500rpm with good bearings and covered in fan grills on both ...
by Zolishoru
Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Kotetsu Extra Fan Clips?
Replies: 3
Views: 1902

Re: Kotetsu Extra Fan Clips?

sexpot wrote:Hi Guys, been trying to find an extra set of fan clips for my cooler but not having much luck with local Canadian retailers. Do you guys know if generic clips work? I don't want to resort to ghetto modding with zip ties but.... :(
Check your PM's.
by Zolishoru
Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Blown inductor - repair feasible? (HD3870)
Replies: 21
Views: 8995

Re: Blown inductor - repair feasible? (HD3870)

[The problem is, I don't have any RTV silicones. Maybe some of my friends can help. In the meantime, I've gotten in touch with Powercolor and they've come back to me quite promptly. Sent them some photographs and hopefully they'll be able to sort me out. I hope that Powercolor will help, it would b...
by Zolishoru
Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Blown inductor - repair feasible? (HD3870)
Replies: 21
Views: 8995

Re: Blown inductor - repair feasible? (HD3870)

You can mount back the original inductor without the casing, BUT:
1. Do damn good soldering, and
2. Once in place, cover the inductor completely with acid-free RTV.
by Zolishoru
Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Blown inductor - repair feasible? (HD3870)
Replies: 21
Views: 8995

Re: Blown inductor - repair feasible? (HD3870)

Solder it back, then cover it with RTV or conformal coating(I think the vibration breaks the choke free, so it needs some dampening).
by Zolishoru
Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: mini itx mobo with more than 2 true pwm fan headers?
Replies: 7
Views: 4902

Re: mini itx mobo with more than 2 true pwm fan headers?

2 Electrical Specifications 2.1.2 Current Steady state operation fan current draw (with 12.6 V applied, with fan operating in the free stream condition) shall not exceed 1.5 A. Fan current spike during start-up operation (with 12.6 V applied, with fan operating in the free stream condition) shall b...
by Zolishoru
Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU
Replies: 10
Views: 6669

Re: AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU

ryboto wrote:No mention of HSA or Mantle?
Not here.
And to give you an answer to "Why?", here's a question:
What has to do HSA/Mantle with a computer noise level?
/sarcasm
by Zolishoru
Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte fan controls?
Replies: 19
Views: 12668

Re: Gigabyte fan controls?

What headers does speedfan let you control? All of them? Looks like the UD3 has the same three headers as the UD7. I'm (voltage)controlling only the CPU header, and distribute the power to all the fans(5XNF-F12), then connect the monitoring signal back to the MB. Side note: according to the spec's,...
by Zolishoru
Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte fan controls?
Replies: 19
Views: 12668

Re: Gigabyte fan controls?

The bundled software used for fan control is called Easy Tunes 6; personally, I wouldn't recommend, because is a resource hog - use SpeedFan instead, it's working, but you have to find out the proper setup yourself by trial and error. As side note, I'm using speedfan on a 990FXA-UD3.
by Zolishoru
Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Panasonic stopping all Plasma TV production
Replies: 23
Views: 11524

Re: Panasonic stopping all Plasma TV production

aristide1 wrote: ...
Given plasmas rather limited life expectency this may hold some of us over until OLED becomes viable.
...
My Pioneer PDP-V402(manufactured: October 1999) after 24,000 hours of usage has a different opinion...
by Zolishoru
Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Updated: Help Identify Failing Hardware
Replies: 18
Views: 4753

Re: Help Identify Failing Hardware

I wouldn't exclude the power supply; a failing +5V stand-by line can produce similar problems.
by Zolishoru
Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte fan control for Haswell
Replies: 10
Views: 6499

Re: Gigabyte fan control for Haswell

Vulcan wrote: Fan settings are not being written to the bios for me.
Same here.
by Zolishoru
Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte fan control for Haswell
Replies: 10
Views: 6499

Re: Gigabyte fan control for Haswell

Easy Tune 6 is a resource hog. It will cause audio and video playback problems; for details look up "dpc latency checker', run the test with and without ET6, the result will speak for himself. Anyway, there's still an use for ET6(at least for me): run on startup, do the hardware setup, exit, then us...
by Zolishoru
Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Does anyone have experience with a SuperMicro X9SBAA-F yet?
Replies: 12
Views: 8863

Re: Does anyone have experience with a SuperMicro X9SBAA-F y

Review of SuperMicro X9SBAA-F http://www.servethehome.com/Server-detail/supermicro-sys-5017a-ef-intel-atom-centerton-1u-server/ Looks like it idles around 12 Watts? http://www.servethehome.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Supermicro-SYS-5017-EF-Power-Consumption.png Thanks for the link; I suppose thi...
by Zolishoru
Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Does anyone have experience with a SuperMicro X9SBAA-F yet?
Replies: 12
Views: 8863

Re: Does anyone have experience with a SuperMicro X9SBAA-F y

the biggest argument against this particular MB is the memory: ECC SO-DIMM. Approximately, the unbuffered DDR3 ECC SO-DIMM cost double compared to the standard UB DDR3 DIMM. Support for ECC memory is one of the biggest advantages of the Centerton Atom, cost is not the issue, for a server data integ...
by Zolishoru
Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: E3 Xeon Motherboard
Replies: 7
Views: 4511

Re: E3 Xeon Motherboard

The Core i3-2XXX and Pentium G2XXX series support ECC and have integrated graphics. Officially* only the G2XXX Pentiums. If in doubt, consult http://ark.intel.com/ . *Official support means full ECC(RAM+Caches); if ECC is enabled for the RAM(detectable by user), it doesn't means that is enabled for...
by Zolishoru
Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: E3 Xeon Motherboard
Replies: 7
Views: 4511

Re: E3 Xeon Motherboard

1) I have both(S120KPR & E3-1220L), and I can confirm that the combination won't boot without a video card(presently the E3-1220L just sits in my parts box, curse you Intel); practically, for this board, you need a CPU with the GPU enabled. 2) There are some Supermicro mITX (Core i3-7) server boards...
by Zolishoru
Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Holy Cow! I hate Comcast
Replies: 14
Views: 6974

Re: Holy Cow! I hate Comcast

by Zolishoru
Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Does anyone have experience with a SuperMicro X9SBAA-F yet?
Replies: 12
Views: 8863

Re: Does anyone have experience with a SuperMicro X9SBAA-F y

Thank you very much. But I hoped that Centerton was around 10watt. The power for the SuperMicro X9SBAA-F MB I would guesstimate around 11-15W(depending on load); the biggest argument against this particular MB is the memory: ECC SO-DIMM. Approximately, the unbuffered DDR3 ECC SO-DIMM cost double co...
by Zolishoru
Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:17 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Does anyone have experience with a SuperMicro X9SBAA-F yet?
Replies: 12
Views: 8863

Re: Does anyone have experience with a SuperMicro X9SBAA-F y

What about an Intel S1200KPR + Pentium G2120 combination(yes, it does support ECC)? Idle power isn't too far from the atom, but with way more processing power, and as price should be close. Are you sure about idle power? Where I can see some data? I've done some measurements some time ago, and publ...
by Zolishoru
Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Unable to « View Background Image »
Replies: 4
Views: 2206

Re: Unable to « View Background Image »

Choose "View page source" and search for "body background"(without the quote marks); if you can't find it, is in the CSS file, which is out of my knowledge area.
by Zolishoru
Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: How much current does RAM draw?
Replies: 4
Views: 3749

Re: How much current does RAM draw?

I've made some measurements on a complete system, with one and two DIMM's installed. Setup: CPU: Intel Pentium G2120 MB: Intel S1200KPR RAM: Kingston KVR133D3E9SK2/16G, 16(2X8)GB DDR3-1333 ECC, 1.5V System power: 1. System on, after 10 minutes idle on the desktop, 2 modules: 19.5V*1.01A=19.7W 2. Sys...
by Zolishoru
Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Does anyone have experience with a SuperMicro X9SBAA-F yet?
Replies: 12
Views: 8863

Re: Does anyone have experience with a SuperMicro X9SBAA-F y

What about an Intel S1200KPR + Pentium G2120 combination(yes, it does support ECC)? Idle power isn't too far from the atom, but with way more processing power, and as price should be close.
by Zolishoru
Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Wiring Dell DA-2 with PicoPSU for standby
Replies: 10
Views: 6441

Re: Wiring Dell DA-2 with PicoPSU for standby

I will give a try this weekend to make a detailed explanation.
by Zolishoru
Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Wiring Dell DA-2 with PicoPSU for standby
Replies: 10
Views: 6441

Re: Wiring Dell DA-2 with PicoPSU for standby

The "secret" is in this image: original link.
Summary:
1. Uses the power-on button to start the Dell&PicoPSU simultaneously
2. Uses the power-LED pins from the motherboard and an optocoupler to keep the Dell on