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by agraham
Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:58 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD A64 TDP Poll
Replies: 71
Views: 70712

I'm at least a year late to the party but I was doing a little research into what chip I could put in this 939 socket if there's even any around still and I saw this post. So what to heck I'll throw in mine: AMD64 TCaseMax - v1.19 ---------------------- Standard CPUID: Family: F, Model: F, Stepping:...
by agraham
Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:27 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 AC97 incompatibility?
Replies: 1
Views: 1637

P180 AC97 incompatibility?

I was looking for a soundcard that works with the AC97 front panel connector in my P180. I see a couple of Creative X-Fi cards that have an "Intel HD Audio" connector that is supposed to be backwards compatible with AC97. But I see some people with P180s are having problems with the auto-mute: http:...
by agraham
Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:59 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Google study: effect of temperature on server hdds
Replies: 37
Views: 21263

It will be interesting to see if Google cuts down on the cooling based their own study. You can see from the graph that 40% of their drives ran at between 25-30C, whereas the best reliability is between 35-40C. They could probably save a lot of money by turning their datacentre fridges up by ten de...
by agraham
Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Google study: effect of temperature on server hdds
Replies: 37
Views: 21263

It will be interesting to see if Google cuts down on the cooling based their own study. You can see from the graph that 40% of their drives ran at between 25-30C, whereas the best reliability is between 35-40C. They could probably save a lot of money by turning their datacentre fridges up by ten deg...
by agraham
Mon May 29, 2006 8:09 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My P180 system made of SPCR-approved parts:
Replies: 7
Views: 5875

It's the ASUS A8R-MVP (not Deluxe). I didn't write that, but you can see the box in the top picture. It has three fan headers labled Case, CPU and PS. All three can be monitored, but only the Case and CPU ones can be controlled. You can set the Case and CPU fans to be BIOS controlled (Q-Fan) and Spe...
by agraham
Sun May 28, 2006 9:51 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My P180 system made of SPCR-approved parts:
Replies: 7
Views: 5875

My P180 system made of SPCR-approved parts:

http://static.flickr.com/67/154946506_5e9f60c339.jpg http://static.flickr.com/75/154946507_6b0ce522e3.jpg http://static.flickr.com/59/154946509_1a5027cdd4.jpg Case: Antec P180 ( http://www.silentpcreview.com/article75-page1.html ) CPU: E-Stepping Athlon XP 3200+ (32.4 Watt TDP) ( http://www.silentp...
by agraham
Thu Feb 20, 2003 2:10 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: VIA using SPCR numbers in its promotional literature.
Replies: 1
Views: 1196

VIA using SPCR numbers in its promotional literature.

Maybe this is old news, but I was looking at power dissipations of VIA processors, and I noticed at the bottom of

http://www.via.com.tw/en/viac3/pcb.jsp

VIA is using SPCR numbers for its comparison of CPU noise.
by agraham
Mon Sep 09, 2002 11:01 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: putting pc in another room
Replies: 26
Views: 16495

For watching DVD's or playing fast-paced games I agree, the network bandwidth isn't high enough to sustain the frame rates. As an experiment I tried playing an avi file on my remote machine. The highest resolution I could play without dropping frames was 640 by 480. Although at this size the networ...
by agraham
Fri Aug 23, 2002 10:23 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Electronics questions - TerryW please read
Replies: 4
Views: 4194

When you cut the thermistor from the circuit, the fan control circuit was basically turned off and when you connected the wires together, the fan would receive full voltage from the control circuit. Good this tells me the control circuit & fan still works. Thermistors usually have a negative temper...
by agraham
Wed Aug 21, 2002 10:06 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Electronics questions - TerryW please read
Replies: 4
Views: 4194

Electronics questions - TerryW please read

So I thought to quiet my PS a bit I would replace the 80mm fan thermistor with a potentiometer. I got a 10K "volume control" from RadioCrap since they didn't have any 100K ones that I could see. The first attempt seemed to work pretty well: when I cut off the termistor, the fan stopped. When I twist...
by agraham
Wed Aug 21, 2002 9:51 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: My Enermax EG365P-VE is different than the one in the articl
Replies: 4
Views: 2741

My Enermax EG365P-VE is different than the one in the articl

I have an Enermax EG365P-VE. I was looking at the enermax modding article, which was done with a PS of the same model number: http://www.silentpcreview.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=9&page=1 and it mentioned that the thermistor stuck to the coils controls ...
by agraham
Thu Aug 15, 2002 10:51 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Anyone try SpeedFan software yet?
Replies: 10
Views: 9314

ASUS sucks

I downloaded SpeedFan. It works great on my PC at work, but not on my ASUS A7M266 here at home. As it turns out, ASUS didn't hook up the outputs of the SMBus chip on the A7M series to the fan plugs, so you can't change the fan speeds. I sent it to ASUS, but they just sent it back to me. Next time it...