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by canthearyou
Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:42 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: How are the ASUS P43/P45 boards?
Replies: 38
Views: 15180

The placement of the EATX12V connector on the P5Q is terrible. With a xigmatek HSF in a Solo you are faced with either a tight squeeze between the ASUS heatsink, the xigmatek and the case rail or must go over the rail back down, which puts the cable in the airflow between the HSF and the rear and PS...
by canthearyou
Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What is this connector on ASUS 9600GT?
Replies: 7
Views: 2518

Yes it is the TOP model with the HDMI feature. I would not connect it to anything until I identified it!
by canthearyou
Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SeaSonic psu fan rpm monitor?
Replies: 4
Views: 1624

My older S12-330 has one. But this SPCR quote from the S12-330 review (sleeved version) should shed some light on the question. One final change is that the Fan RPM monitor cable has been removed. It is no longer possible to monitor the speed of the internal fan. Most likely, it was dropped because...
by canthearyou
Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SeaSonic psu fan rpm monitor?
Replies: 4
Views: 1624

SeaSonic psu fan rpm monitor?

I chose SeaSonic S12 II SS-430GB for my recent build, but could not find a connection for rotation monitoring. Is this typical for psu's with fan management now?
by canthearyou
Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What is this connector on ASUS 9600GT?
Replies: 7
Views: 2518

by canthearyou
Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:59 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What is this connector on ASUS 9600GT?
Replies: 7
Views: 2518

What is this connector on ASUS 9600GT?

After connecting the PCI-E power connector to my 9600GT I looked around in the box and found an envelope with a strange little cable with header and fan connectors on each end. There is nothing in the "instructions" about this. I see a two pin header on the board, but it is unmarked. The fan runs wi...
by canthearyou
Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:54 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Motherboard for E8400
Replies: 19
Views: 8523

@ canthearyou I'm also considering the P5Q or the P5QL-E for my next PC. The only thing that's REALLY bothering me is the placement of the ATX power connector just above the PCIe 16x slot (instead of on the right side). Doesn't this cause problems for the airflow? Is cable management more difficult...
by canthearyou
Sun Aug 03, 2008 5:37 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How much do you tighten a bolt through?
Replies: 5
Views: 2091

Thanks everyone. I will leave things as they are for the time being. I can use the allen wrench to tighten it down if needed. The bolts are tight, but the heatsink can still wiggle a bit (rotate viewed from top...not side to side). I booted the system to the bios and it showed E8400 @ 3Ghz with the ...
by canthearyou
Sun Aug 03, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How much do you tighten a bolt through?
Replies: 5
Views: 2091

I may have went past that a bit. I backed off until it was loose again and the tightened until the slightest wiggle could be seen.
by canthearyou
Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:56 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How much do you tighten a bolt through?
Replies: 5
Views: 2091

How much do you tighten a bolt through?

I am mounting the Xigmatek HDT-S1283 using their bolt through mount. The instructions are clear, but leave out how much to tighten the screws down (on an Intel E8400). Does anyone have a hint?

Steve
by canthearyou
Sat Aug 02, 2008 9:31 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Xigmatek HDT-S1283 Faulty?
Replies: 6
Views: 2310

It could be weeks before the company responds. I have a stock Intel cooler and this one. If the fluid leaked, the worse thing is the heatsink may not be efficient at heat removal and have to be replaced after I install it. I've never removed heatsink compound so that creates some anxiety. It could j...
by canthearyou
Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Installing Accelero - thermal compoud issues
Replies: 4
Views: 1828

Installing Accelero - thermal compoud issues

I was wondering if the Accelero requires thermal compound. I may put one on my ASUS 9600GT. Also, if there is compound on the existing cooler, is it a challenge to remove the residue?

I haven't done this before.
by canthearyou
Fri Aug 01, 2008 1:11 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Bolt through, why is it better?
Replies: 4
Views: 1715

My xigmatek had a bit of clear fluid on the top vane and while it wiped off easily, I'm a little worried a pipe might have leaked. If I go ahead and build this weekend before I've heard back from xigmatek and it does have a leak, I'd have to remove and replace. I was generally interested in the adva...
by canthearyou
Fri Aug 01, 2008 1:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First proper silent build
Replies: 7
Views: 2318

I went with the solo and may try a 120 up front once it is built. I can probably use ties.

I also chose an E8400. I hope it will give enough boost to my image editing without being hard to keep quiet.
by canthearyou
Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:58 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Xigmatek HDT-S1283 Faulty?
Replies: 6
Views: 2310

I googled heat pipe leaks and found "Some are concerned about the possibility of the fluid leaking from the heat pipe into the electronics. The amount of fluid in a heat pipe of this diameter is less than 1cc. In a properly designed heat pipe, the water is totally contained within the capillary wick...
by canthearyou
Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:49 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Bolt through, why is it better?
Replies: 4
Views: 1715

Bolt through, why is it better?

Okay, the nickel plated bolt through kit for xigmatek looks nice and the stock 775 clips look a bit tricky, but why is it better than using the clips? The clip contraption looks flaky and the manual says you must lock two at a time, so is the bolt through easier to install? It looks like it would be...
by canthearyou
Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Xigmatek HDT-S1283 Faulty?
Replies: 6
Views: 2310

I wiped off the material to get a better look at the metal. The notch turned out to be a fleck of green stuff and wiped right off with a q-tip. I hate this holding up my build.

Maybe I should go ahead or use the crossbow parts to install the Intel HSF while I'm waiting.
by canthearyou
Thu Jul 31, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Xigmatek HDT-S1283 Faulty?
Replies: 6
Views: 2310

I just did. Their site has a weird contact form. No support email listed. Yeah, it is just a little green where the stuff got on the foam. Like it turned it. If you look at the picture, the middle pipe on the right has a tiny hole next to it. The notch is outside in the vane, not on the pipe. It loo...
by canthearyou
Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Xigmatek HDT-S1283 Faulty?
Replies: 6
Views: 2310

Xigmatek HDT-S1283 Faulty?

I just finished mounting the bolt through assembly to the heatsink when I noticed something on the top fin. Next to the the middle heat pipe (blunt end) toward the middle of the fin top surface, there was a smear of what looked like lumpy vaseline. Across the other side another pipe (blunt end) had ...
by canthearyou
Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Question about installing intel cpu
Replies: 2
Views: 1090

Question about installing intel cpu

I have a E8400 retail box cpu (could not seem to get an oem from newegg) and a PQ5 and xigmatek s1283. I also have the xigmatek bolt-through plate. The socket for the intel chip is quite different from the one for the AMD Sempron of three years ago (the last time I installed a cpu/heatsink). The man...
by canthearyou
Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:02 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Computer case: on the floor or on top of the desk?
Replies: 24
Views: 7774

I've had my case on the floor and on the desk over the years. I estimate that it collects two to three times as much dust from the floor as on the desk. I now place my case on top of an old InWin A-500 pc case. We have wood floors, not a rug. In winter, there is a lot of air movement across the floo...
by canthearyou
Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Stupid Antec Solo front fan question
Replies: 7
Views: 2636

I may friction fit a 120 in front on my Solo. I have an old 90mm fan laying around I can try to see if it reduces temperature. If it does, I can try a nexus or scythe low flow fan there to keep drive temperature down. The Slipstream might be good to flow a modest amount of air over the drive.
by canthearyou
Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:46 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: P43 vs P45 chipset
Replies: 13
Views: 11818

I will soon find out how awkward the power connector is on the P5Q, which sits between the CPU and the PCI-E. I was not confident in Gigabtye after the length of time they took to resolve the latency issue, which still appears unresolved for P35 boards and worried they might give the P45 the same le...
by canthearyou
Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:37 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Motherboard for E8400
Replies: 19
Views: 8523

Greg, I did consider Biostar. I checked out the the I45 board, which uses the P45 chip http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138118 It looks like a really good board and there were some good comments about it from users on one of the review sites (anandtech?). But I was concerned ...
by canthearyou
Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:34 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: needing a low-budget, silent, decent gaming card
Replies: 21
Views: 6156

I wonder if the ASUS 9600GT silent at $109 after rebate would be better than getting the cheaper 9600GT and mounting the accelero? Or just get one with active cooling?
by canthearyou
Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Xigmatek HDT-S1283
Replies: 19
Views: 11000

Sounds good.

I saw the bolt-through accessory, but is it necessary? I wasn't sure what advantage it is.
by canthearyou
Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Review my system?
Replies: 0
Views: 769

Review my system?

It's been a long time since I built a system. The machine in my sig has kept pace for about five years. It is getting a bit slow for some tasks, like photo editing. So I am building a new rig. So far, lined up the following ASUS P5Q Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 CPU Coole...
by canthearyou
Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DPC latency issue resolved with GA-P35-DS3R F12 BIOS?
Replies: 5
Views: 2414

I read some of the forums yesterday and I feel the DPC latency issues are not clearly resolved for the P35 boards and there is not really much evidence the P45 do not do the same. On the other hand, I did find a few users with latency issues on the ASUS P45 boards...oddly enough. I will buy a P5Q pa...
by canthearyou
Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:50 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Motherboard for E8400
Replies: 19
Views: 8523

I decided to get an ASUS P5Q after a lot of study. I hoped for good Linux compatibility from the onboard LAN, 1394 and sound, but after looking through SuSE and Ubuntu HCLs, I doubt there is any board that really gives good compatibility between the ones I was considering. The choice was narrowed to...
by canthearyou
Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:03 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Xigmatek HDT-S1283
Replies: 19
Views: 11000

Xigmatek HDT-S1283

Will the Xigmatek HDT-S1283 be enough to cool a E8400 and fit in a Solo case on a P5Q?