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by grandpa_boris
Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Certified Silent Puget Serenity Pro
Replies: 29
Views: 17301

Re: Certified Silent Puget Serenity Pro

Certified Silent Puget Serenity Pro Mike, the link to the "stored configuration" on Puget's site is actually to the old 1/2011 configuration, not the new 12/2012 configuration. There is also an inconsistency between page 1, where you write that the video card is ASUS GTX670, and page 4, where in se...
by grandpa_boris
Mon Apr 02, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Google study: effect of temperature on server hdds
Replies: 37
Views: 20914

The most meaningful data would likely come from a company like EMC or Hitachi that buys drives in bulk by the millions and puts them in hard drive arrays. while this may be true, these companies have been very cagey about sharing data, if they in fact have any. these companies are also dealing with...
by grandpa_boris
Mon Apr 02, 2007 3:46 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Google study: effect of temperature on server hdds
Replies: 37
Views: 20914

Re: Google study: effect of temperature on server hdds

AZBrandon wrote:That sounds a lot like heart attacks. Something like 50% of all cases of heart diseased are discovered by the symptom of sudden death with no prior warning.
it's worse than that. over 75% of disks fail without any prior warnings.
by grandpa_boris
Mon Apr 02, 2007 3:43 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Google study: effect of temperature on server hdds
Replies: 37
Views: 20914

Google and CMU's papers do not address drives operating at beyond recommended operating temperature, which dramatically increases drive failures. "cool" and "hot" mean relatively little when the window is so small; we have extensive production data here which shows when drives are hitting outside o...
by grandpa_boris
Sun Jan 08, 2006 3:18 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: fanless via EPIA-M 600 overheating
Replies: 0
Views: 1399

fanless via EPIA-M 600 overheating

i've had my fanless epia-M systems for a couple of years now. in the last few days, i've started having problems with one of them. this box is running win2k (patched to the latest sp4 level). it seems that periodically the CPU on the otherwise idle system gets driven up above 90'C and the system har...
by grandpa_boris
Wed Dec 28, 2005 8:56 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: RAID arrays: Portable between chipsets of the same Family?
Replies: 16
Views: 5658

I did think about using software RAID, but there are two disadvantages to it. First, you can't put your boot drive on a RAIDed partition. this isn't a fundamental technological problem, but rather a limitation of insufficiently well thought out implementations. there are (enterprise-level) software...
by grandpa_boris
Mon Dec 26, 2005 5:18 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: RAID arrays: Portable between chipsets of the same Family?
Replies: 16
Views: 5658

DELL, which continually changes components they use to build their systems, has been feeling this pain on their own and on their customers' behalf. they have been pushing for a hardware RAID interoperability standard through SNIA ( working group's page ). it's highly unlikely they are going to succe...
by grandpa_boris
Thu Aug 11, 2005 5:09 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermaltake's 0dB Solution: SonicTower
Replies: 90
Views: 39733

I have yet to put a fan on it, there is no need. what other fans do you currently have in the system (intake, rear fans, etc)? how were you cooling that system before? i am considering re-working my quiet system (P4/2.8, slightly undervolted), which as of late had been getting noisier. i considered...
by grandpa_boris
Wed Aug 10, 2005 2:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Poll: What do you think of cops?
Replies: 15
Views: 7575

i've encountered police under a variety of circumstances. in most cases they've been professional, concerned and helpful. a few (mostly traffic cops) had been unpleasant or malignant, but i think they are a very small minority.
by grandpa_boris
Sun Jul 10, 2005 10:58 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Max safe temp for hard drives?
Replies: 103
Views: 308010

a few interesting disk driver reliability links: http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/rs/articles/ss030326.pdf http://www.usenix.org/events/fast03/tech/full_papers/anderson/anderson_html/ the link i was actually looking for is Jon G. Elerath's iEEE paper titled "Specifying reliability in the disk drive in...
by grandpa_boris
Wed Jun 29, 2005 11:12 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Mac Mini - cheapest, smallest, and most quiet SFF?
Replies: 22
Views: 13319

i bought a mac mini for the house and have these comments about it: form factor: excellent. noise while in operation: low, but not silent (my P4/2.8 was quieter until it recently developed a disk whine). noise while idling or in power save mode: very low, comparable to my fanless VIA systems. you ca...
by grandpa_boris
Wed Jun 22, 2005 8:49 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AOpen i915GMm-HFS: 2nd Gen Pentium M desktop board
Replies: 146
Views: 111217

Those are not really relevant comparisons, imo, because of the size issue. Remember that this board is meant to be a small all-in-one solution. i realize that. however, my impression is that aopen could have provided for a more conventional HS mount form factor and still had a custom mount for thei...
by grandpa_boris
Wed Jun 22, 2005 8:32 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AOpen i915GMm-HFS: 2nd Gen Pentium M desktop board
Replies: 146
Views: 111217

I personally feel that running anything passively is in nobody's interests. i have 2 general purpose passively cooled systems in my home office. if i count the dedicated devices (firewall, DSL modem, printer server), the count goes to 5. i very much prefer silent to quiet . One really needs some fo...
by grandpa_boris
Wed Jun 22, 2005 7:15 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AOpen i915GMm-HFS: 2nd Gen Pentium M desktop board
Replies: 146
Views: 111217

Funny how no one seems tro have noticed the replacement HSF AOpen is sending out that I mentioned yesterday . :?: i, for one, noticed it. to me it seemed like a minor improvement. i am comparing this new aopen HS to something like scythe ninja or zalman 7x00, which can possibly run passively, and i...
by grandpa_boris
Tue Jun 21, 2005 3:18 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AOpen i915GMm-HFS: 2nd Gen Pentium M desktop board
Replies: 146
Views: 111217

we can only hope that a few of the premier after-market HS vendors will see this as an opportunity and produce special versions of their HSs to fit this MB.
by grandpa_boris
Wed Jun 15, 2005 9:53 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VERY hot Gigabyte Geforce 6800
Replies: 33
Views: 10087

an FYI followup: i had followed a suggestion from another thread (URL=http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?p=188735#188735)here(/URL) and had used rivatuner to unlock 4 more pipelines and 1 more shader on my 6800, changing it from (12x1,5) to (16x1,6). frame rates are up (30% or better on ...
by grandpa_boris
Wed Jun 15, 2005 11:10 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which passive Gigabyte: 6600GT or 6800
Replies: 22
Views: 6455

Storm wrote:(cant remember the process).
i went googling for a more restrictive set of keywords and this guide that explains the process was the first hit. haven't tried it yet.
by grandpa_boris
Wed Jun 15, 2005 3:26 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which passive Gigabyte: 6600GT or 6800
Replies: 22
Views: 6455

If you unlock the gigabyte passive 6800 to 16x6 pipes the wattage will go up by around 5 watts, thats what mine went up. My unlocked gigabyte 6800 is now faster than the 6600GT. storm, can you please explain how one goes about unlocking the 6800's pipes and how to figure out if you have the right f...
by grandpa_boris
Sun Jun 05, 2005 3:30 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: new AX8 mobo not able to boot up
Replies: 6
Views: 3012

Re: new AX8 mobo not able to boot up

alright, i've installed everything correctly this may sound obvious, but i missed it when i was replacing the video card on my machine a few weeks ago: it's an AGP card, and i had not correctly connected its 4-pin molex power feed. the symptoms were about the same, they system wouldn't POST. in my ...
by grandpa_boris
Sat May 21, 2005 2:09 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VERY hot Gigabyte Geforce 6800
Replies: 33
Views: 10087

http://www.daionet.gr.jp/~masa/rthdribl/ it run a windowed real time renderer so you can watch your software temp gauge while under load. ok, i have tried it. 64'C. it seems to max out the CPU capability on my box to a greater degree than it drives this video card to the limits. i couldn't get it t...
by grandpa_boris
Fri May 20, 2005 11:28 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VERY hot Gigabyte Geforce 6800
Replies: 33
Views: 10087

gp-boris, basically any 3d game will cause it to go to 85-95 half-life 2, world of warcraft, beyond good and evil, ati ruby double cross demo, ati ruby dangerous curves demo, guild wars, ut2004, 3dmark05, doom 3, farcry. idle temps are 50-65 in 2d in windows, video playback and normal stuff. i've r...
by grandpa_boris
Fri May 20, 2005 3:23 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VERY hot Gigabyte Geforce 6800
Replies: 33
Views: 10087

so game temps go up to 80-85-90 max now and the case has a non-disturbing hum from the two fans when gaming. if i turn both fans down to min, it'll idle in windows at 55 and the system is essentially silent. would you consider these temps acceptable/safe? i had checked the idle temperature on my sy...
by grandpa_boris
Tue May 17, 2005 11:27 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VERY hot Gigabyte Geforce 6800
Replies: 33
Views: 10087

i got it to 45-50 idle then but still 85 load do you think it's running too hot? YES . gigabyte support seems to think that 100'C at full load is fine, but in my view that's ridiculous. a 40'C swing under load seems excessive. my card has a 10'C swing and that's with a fan placed significantly fart...
by grandpa_boris
Tue May 17, 2005 12:42 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VERY hot Gigabyte Geforce 6800
Replies: 33
Views: 10087

gah! i just hit 105c, even with the 120mm fan pointed at it, i had to tilt the fan back so it's blowing at underside of card now maxing out at 80s like it should be :/ wow! that just isn't right. are you sure your card's heatsink didn't break the thermal coupling to the chip? earlier in this thread...
by grandpa_boris
Tue May 17, 2005 12:18 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VERY hot Gigabyte Geforce 6800
Replies: 33
Views: 10087

I doubt my 3.2Ghz P4 like having that kind of heat next to it and neither does my motherboard chipset (or whatever it's called with the bifg black ASUS heatsink on it). on my system, the CPU temperature is 41'C at this moment EDIT: without FaH, CPU is at 37'C/100'F. realistically, because of FaH, m...
by grandpa_boris
Sun May 15, 2005 8:07 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VERY hot Gigabyte Geforce 6800
Replies: 33
Views: 10087

Would you happen to know what IS a normal temperature for this passive 6800 while it's not under load and under load? i have the same question, actually. i asked gigabyte's support if 100'C upper safe limit on vtuner2 was real. i am not sure they understood the question. their email reply said It s...
by grandpa_boris
Sun May 15, 2005 2:35 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VERY hot Gigabyte Geforce 6800
Replies: 33
Views: 10087

My MSI 6600GT dissipates about 5W more than a vanilla 6800 (according to xbitlabs, if you want to believe them). I have an Aerocool VM-101 on it and it runs at the same temps as with the stock MSI cooling solution. Right now 40C and under load upto 64C (recorded by Rivatuner, when returning to desk...
by grandpa_boris
Sun May 15, 2005 2:04 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VERY hot Gigabyte Geforce 6800
Replies: 33
Views: 10087

i have been exchanging email with gigabyte support regarding this card. i have been getting an odd error: reg:0x26,Temperature_Measurement_MachineJP4=Reg_Val4=-1degree of c but i can't corelate it with any oddities in the card's behavior and can't tie the message to the card (don't have the tools to...
by grandpa_boris
Wed May 04, 2005 10:14 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless FX6800 heats up my case... (unsurprisingly)
Replies: 4
Views: 1972

Hm... Ok, that might be worthwhile - although it will be kind of cramped... I'll check out the forums to see if someone has a working setup I can copy... :-) Thanks! i have this card and i did exactly what others have recommended: opened 2 slots open under the gigabyte card and have a 120mm fan dir...
by grandpa_boris
Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:15 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermaltake's 0dB Solution: SonicTower
Replies: 90
Views: 39733

:shock: it seems to actually work reasonably well. now, if someone would compare it to zalman 7000 or XP120....