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by CallMeJoe
Wed Oct 22, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lipstick on a Pit Bull
Replies: 151
Views: 23275

aristide1 wrote:The cost of lipstick these days:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27320899/
Give the lady a break! It costs a lot to be a plain average "Joe Six-Pack" non-elite Real American these days!
by CallMeJoe
Sat Oct 11, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1617359

Funkadelic, One Nation Under a Groove
by CallMeJoe
Sat Oct 11, 2008 6:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: McCain broke or gave in - at least twice
Replies: 51
Views: 10228

Hi, The McCain/Palin campaign has been soliciting some pretty disturbing responses from their supporters: referring to Barack Obama, there have been people yelling out "Kill him!" and "Terrorist" and "Treason!", and columnists are calling him things like "Maoist" -- all of which are quite disturbin...
by CallMeJoe
Sat Oct 11, 2008 5:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lipstick on a Pit Bull
Replies: 151
Views: 23275

Re: Palin abused her power

There is no surprise here. American conservatism has devolved from a political philosophy to a mental illness. Caribou Barbie goes all in on 'family values' and wingnut hearts go a pitter-pat. We are expected to ignore that her family is fodder for the Jerry Springer Show , yet somehow expected to ...
by CallMeJoe
Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: If the VP was chosen the old way...
Replies: 11
Views: 3116

Be careful how lightly who take a vice-presidential nomination. Theodore Roosevelt was made William McKinley's running mate because he scared the crap out of the Republicans of his day, but was too popular a public figure to ignore. The brilliant bosses of the GOP decided to put him into the one spo...
by CallMeJoe
Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1617359

Yaz, State Farm.
by CallMeJoe
Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lipstick on a Pit Bull
Replies: 151
Views: 23275

As Mark Twain said: "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." FWIW, I believe that quotation is more correctly attributed to Benjamin Disraeli. Back OT, I agree that Governor Palin's acceptance of earmarks does not necessarily make her a proponent of the earmarking process...
by CallMeJoe
Sun Sep 07, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lipstick on a Pit Bull
Replies: 151
Views: 23275

What you are saying is not anything different than what I said. But I don’t think it is realistic to suppose that a governor gets involved in philosophical discussions about earmarking in the federal government. The particular earmark in question was the brainchild of the US Representative and Se...
by CallMeJoe
Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lipstick on a Pit Bull
Replies: 151
Views: 23275

Palin did not request the federal "earmarks" for the bridge. They were the pet projects of the Alaskan US Congressman and US Senator. The whole "earmark" issue of awarding federal funds to the states is a difficult one, because each state wants to get back their share (or more than their share) of ...
by CallMeJoe
Sun Sep 07, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lipstick on a Pit Bull
Replies: 151
Views: 23275

From what I've read, she should at least get the benefit of the doubt on the so-called Troopergate and Librariangate issues. As for the Bridge to Nowhere and other "earmark" issues, there may be something there, especially since Senator McCain presents her as an antidote to the earmark problem in Co...
by CallMeJoe
Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1617359

Watching On the Waterfront. Brando's greatest role.
by CallMeJoe
Sat Aug 23, 2008 2:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1617359

the Subways on Sundance Channel (Live from Abbey Road)
by CallMeJoe
Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is there a good instant decaf coffee?
Replies: 26
Views: 5719

You could try a french press coffee maker. Fast, delicious coffee. Widely available in various capacities. Re: Davinator 's informative spiel on coffee marketing in the U.S., even Maxwell House has switched to Arabica beans, and a variety of roasts. I still dislike Starbucks' tendency to scorch thei...
by CallMeJoe
Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:35 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Kingwin RVT-12025 Installed
Replies: 3
Views: 2085

If your old cooler is the sunbeam cooler that I am thinking of, the fins are very closely spaced, and so it needs a lot of air. Beside the temp drop, is the new set-up considerably quieter? The Sunbeam is the "Silent Whisper", linked here . I think it's slightly quieter, but I had the Sunbeam fan t...
by CallMeJoe
Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Kingwin RVT-12025 Installed
Replies: 3
Views: 2085

Kingwin RVT-12025 Installed

I finally mounted my Kingwin RVT-12025 Sunday afternoon, and thought I would share my experience. The heatsink is nicely finished overall. The heatpipes are an impressive 8mm diameter, and the fins solidly mounted. The base is flat and reasonably smooth, with some fine lines approximating what you w...
by CallMeJoe
Sat Jan 19, 2008 7:53 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: TIM application on Direct Heatpipes
Replies: 3
Views: 1543

The instruction sheet reads "apply thermal grease evenly to the bottom of heat sink base". I am, however, inclined to spread the Shin Etsu across the base to fill the voids, removing the excess with a flat edge, then applying a dollop to the IHS before seating the heatsink.
by CallMeJoe
Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: TIM application on Direct Heatpipes
Replies: 3
Views: 1543

TIM application on Direct Heatpipes

I got my Kingwin RVT-12025 , and will be mounting it this weekend. I was looking at the base, and wondered if I should do anything different in my TIM application. I favor the "dollop" method in general, but am unsure about this instance. There are small voids in the base between the heatpipes and t...
by CallMeJoe
Thu Jan 17, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best available socket-A HSF? size matters
Replies: 17
Views: 4024

Seedog wrote: The Scythe website for the Katana 2 lists Socket A as being compatible.
The site you link is actually for the SCKTN-1000; the Katana 2 is the SCKTN-2000 Unfortunately, SCKTN-2000 is not Socket A compatible.
by CallMeJoe
Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Backplate Thermalright 120 Extreme Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1942

The best place I've found is Sidewinder
by CallMeJoe
Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:58 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ultra 120-Extreme, Ultima 90i, Ninja - Ease of installation
Replies: 18
Views: 8361

djkest wrote:Is this is bolt-through kit you are talking about for use w/ the ninja?...It's hard for me to figure this out, and searching yields many results
I think it's This One.
by CallMeJoe
Tue Jan 08, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Ninja or KingWin RVT-12025?
Replies: 7
Views: 2062

I ordered the Kingwin Sunday night, Directron shipped it Monday. I also went to Sidewinder for another TR Bolt-Through kit (for when I reuse my Sunbeam) and some AS Alumina adhesive, also shipped Monday. I'll likely wait until this weekend to change hardware, so it'll be sometime next week before I ...
by CallMeJoe
Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Ninja or KingWin RVT-12025?
Replies: 7
Views: 2062

I already have the backplate, and just ordered the Kingwin RVT-12025.
by CallMeJoe
Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Ninja or KingWin RVT-12025?
Replies: 7
Views: 2062

Are your temps bad? I am running a Sunbeam Silent Whisper on an E6700 that I have run as high as 3.3 GHz, and the temps were fine. Are you looking for quieter? Looking for better cooling so you can push the OC a bit higher? I do not have direct experience, but just hoping to clarify your needs so t...
by CallMeJoe
Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:35 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Ninja or KingWin RVT-12025?
Replies: 7
Views: 2062

Ninja or KingWin RVT-12025?

I have a P5N-E SLI with E6300 (OC to 2.625 GHz), 2GB OCZ DDR2-800 in an Antec Solo with 120mm Yate Loon exhaust, SeaSonic S12-430 PSU (HDDs Raptor, Seagate; DVD-R Samsung). I put a Noctua NC-U6 on the NorthBridge, and want to upgrade my CPU HSF from the Sunbeam Silent Whisper. My two top candidates ...
by CallMeJoe
Sat Dec 22, 2007 7:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How good is actually Intel Boxed heatsink thermal pads?
Replies: 4
Views: 1966

Intel's stock thermal pad is used because it is as close as you can get to foolproof, not because it is a great thermal conductor. No thermal interface material is as good as direct metal-to-metal contact. The Intel IHS and stock heatsink base are rarely really flat, much less smooth, so something i...
by CallMeJoe
Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:08 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Exotic Heatsink?
Replies: 7
Views: 2869

SPCR recently reviewed the Asus Triton 75; I don't know if it would qualify as exotic, but it has a different look and acceptable if not outstanding performance.
by CallMeJoe
Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:00 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I cannot get Asus Q-Fan to work
Replies: 14
Views: 7781

Q-Fan works on my P5N-E SLI, but I'm using a Sunbeam Silent Whisper CPU HS, which has a PWM controlled fan. Does Q-Fan need PWM on the Intel C2D boards? Does your heatsink fan have PWM (4-pin connector)?
by CallMeJoe
Sun Dec 09, 2007 7:51 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: P5N-E SLI + Ultima-90, HR-05?
Replies: 0
Views: 823

P5N-E SLI + Ultima-90, HR-05?

Current system specs: Asus P5N-E SLI w/Zalman ZM-NB32 on Southbridge, stock Northbridge HS, E6300 w/Sunbeam Silent Whisper (PWM fan) Antec Solo w/ Seasonic S12-430 PSU, YateLoon 120mm exhaust fan, 92mm intake on the HDDs Buffalo Firestix 2 x 512MB (4-4-4-12, 2T) Asus 7300GT 256MB Silent Westinghouse...
by CallMeJoe
Wed Apr 11, 2007 7:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: a matter of static
Replies: 15
Views: 5172

nzimmers : You're right about how much wrong sh*t there is on the internet. Your statements are a perfect example. I've worked in electronics for over 30 years, and can tell you I have absolutely no doubt about the dangers of ESD. I've seen photomicrographs of static discharge damage from a calibra...
by CallMeJoe
Sun Mar 11, 2007 6:32 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Need quiet and good cooling case
Replies: 12
Views: 4273

I really like my Antec Solo. I did replace the Tri-Cool fan with a Yate Loon, and installed a SeaSonic S12-430.