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by JVM
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need advice for new build
Replies: 6
Views: 3159

Re: Need advice for new build

I don't know anything about the company, but https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... 6813157793 MB seems like a good choice. What do you guys think?
by JVM
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need advice for new build
Replies: 6
Views: 3159

Re: Need advice for new build

... My present SSD (2) connect via PSU and not PCI Express. :?: I suppose you mean it's SATA (powered by the PSU)? You know it's been so long since I installed them that I have to say, probably. Sounds like it's a real chore to get at the front filter. "You could check out the B360 options as well....
by JVM
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need advice for new build
Replies: 6
Views: 3159

Re: Need advice for new build

Thank you for the very helpful recommendations. My present SSD (2) connect via PSU and not PCI Express. I didn't see a link to that QVL list. Seems like the define C would do alright as I don't use mechanical HDDs, though no tray for optical drive. I could go USB for optical drive if necessary. Righ...
by JVM
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need advice for new build
Replies: 6
Views: 3159

Need advice for new build

I am looking at upgrading my E8400 Core Duo 2 to Intel i5 either 8500 or 8600 (3.0-3.1). I believe they both TDP is 65 watts. I need advice for motherboard and cooling. I presently have a Sythe Ninja but will go with something else for new build. I will be using SSD hard drive. Graphics card just an...
by JVM
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless VGA Cards list -- a start!
Replies: 156
Views: 314393

Re: Fanless VGA Cards list -- a start!

Another passive GT 1030 is from Gigabyte https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... 6814125973
by JVM
Fri May 06, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless Video card for Windows 10?
Replies: 8
Views: 4534

Fanless Video card for Windows 10?

My ECS 9600GT is eight years old and might be causing a problem in Windows 10. Are there any recommendations for a fanless video card for Windows 10?
by JVM
Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:22 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 341472

Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey

How about one with a matte screen that is silent?
by JVM
Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic shows X-Series, modular, 80 Plus Gold @ Computex
Replies: 172
Views: 66156

I just picked up a X650.. Just thought I'd share a few thoughts I haven't seen anyone mention. Wire Thickness All the wires from the modular cables are 18 awg! :shock: It's usually much thinner on the power supplies I've owned thus far - usually more than 20 awg. (i.e. It's mostly 20 awg on my S12 ...
by JVM
Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 7
Replies: 41
Views: 11355

i quit.... plextor's plextools don't work properly in windows 7, and the built-in disk burning function keeps freezing my computer at the same point in the burning process... that's it... that's the last straw... i'm going back to XP. i realize these issues may be curable, or possibly even user err...
by JVM
Fri Nov 27, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Is it me or have things slowed down considerably?
Replies: 44
Views: 21945

Computers are spreading through our homes, our DVD player is soon a computer. Our kitchen is going to be a computer. Everything is a computer. I have notices many sound systems now comes with fans, or what about game systems, just look at consoles for example, it started with the Dreamcast that had...
by JVM
Fri Nov 27, 2009 9:47 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ASUS EN9600GT SILENT - decent alternative
Replies: 5
Views: 1727

Re: ASUS EN9600GT SILENT - decent alternative

qpc wrote:Hi,

As the subject says: what would be your decent (better) alternative to ASUS EN9600GT SILENT card?

Something newish, fanless, dual DVI... no games...

Thanks
I don't know about the ASUS card, but my ECS silent 9600GT with Accelero pre-mounted has been excellent.
by JVM
Sat Nov 21, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 7
Replies: 41
Views: 11355

It isnt 10 years old and plays dx10, dx10.1, dx11. and it is faster for gaming and handles crashes better. Oh, it's supported. that helps. And it is much more secure than XP. aside from that it makes me want to load my xp disk right now. 64 bit Win7 Pro is where you want to be unless you get the ul...
by JVM
Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:30 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Don't walk, run to your nearest store and buy a SSD now.
Replies: 51
Views: 27863

I disabled system restore immediately after installing Windows 7, so that issue never affected me.
by JVM
Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Don't walk, run to your nearest store and buy a SSD now.
Replies: 51
Views: 27863

If anyone is going to run for an SSD, there are a few things they should know about Intel: 1. The TRIM firmware was taken down after many users reported their drives bricked. 2. The Intel SSD Toolbox has issues with Windows 7. 3. Windows 7 does not always recognize the Intel SSD as an SSD. 4. The In...
by JVM
Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: UDMA 7 (Ultra ATA/512)?
Replies: 0
Views: 1563

UDMA 7 (Ultra ATA/512)?

I am using Windows 7 and have SSD as system disk. There are a few things that I don't understand: 1. Windows 7 did not disable defrag or Superfetch. 2. In Device Manager you can see PIO mode and DMA can't be enabled--I have system set to AHCI 3. HD Tune reports Supported UDMA 6 (Ultra ATA/133) Activ...
by JVM
Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Backing up question
Replies: 2
Views: 887

In that case, there is nothing for me to worry about. Thanks!
by JVM
Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Backing up question
Replies: 2
Views: 887

Backing up question

Using Windows 7 I created a system image backed up to another SSD of identical capacity and model. The backed-up SSD has 4GB more free than the system disk. Why should there be a difference? When making an image of your disk, shouldn't they be same amount free when identical drives are used?
by JVM
Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel X25-M
Replies: 29
Views: 7082

frenchie wrote:Performance index in Windows 7 with the X25-M G2 is 7,5 (out of 7,9) :D
I got 7.7 with my Intel X25-M 160GB SSD. I did have 7.8 first time running the WEI.

Have you noticed whether Superfetch is disabled? Was the defrag schedule on or off?
by JVM
Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P183: The P182 Gets More Air
Replies: 145
Views: 85256

My point about doing another model falls back on their doing the P183 when they already had a P180 and 182, so why not something different to accommodate those who want a closed top without a front door? I don't have any issues with my Solo, serves me well and I can't complain. I get good temps and ...
by JVM
Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P183: The P182 Gets More Air
Replies: 145
Views: 85256

Almost forgot, I am not so enamored with the vertical hdd situation. I have all SSD's in my computer, three of them, and I don't know if vertical installation is an issue or not.
by JVM
Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P183: The P182 Gets More Air
Replies: 145
Views: 85256

Even if I had a "remote control" to power on the computer, I still don't like the open top. Neither do I. But I was speaking about cases more generally. Not just the P18x, which I was never completely "sold" on anyway due to a few design and quality issues, such as the top exhaust which many compla...
by JVM
Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:34 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P183: The P182 Gets More Air
Replies: 145
Views: 85256

Even if I had a "remote control" to power on the computer, I still don't like the open top.
by JVM
Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:17 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P183: The P182 Gets More Air
Replies: 145
Views: 85256

2. The front door. I had enough of the front door using a previous case, the Sonata. Placement of my computer makes using a front door extremely awkward, nor do I need a front door that must be opened to power on the computer. I also think the front door covering the power and reset button is a wei...
by JVM
Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P183: The P182 Gets More Air
Replies: 145
Views: 85256

I think the main question is if it's necessary to have a top fan in place at all. I kept the rear fan, running at low speed, and that provides sufficient air flow for my needs. Only with the rear fan removed or substantially more CPU usage would the use of a top fan become an issue. Cheers Olle The...
by JVM
Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Grrrrr ... Bing hijacks Firefox smart address bar
Replies: 7
Views: 2285

Oh, I just fixed it on my own and it was very simple: I just clicked the drop-down menu and selected Google.
by JVM
Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Grrrrr ... Bing hijacks Firefox smart address bar
Replies: 7
Views: 2285

Re: Grrrrr ... Bing hijacks Firefox smart address bar

This is my most recent reason to hate Microsoft. I was doing a secure wipe and clean install on my sister's HP XP MCE 2005 computer. I restored the Firefox profile before all critical updates were acquired from Windows Update. Somewhere along the way Microsoft hijacked the Firefox address bar and s...
by JVM
Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel X25-M
Replies: 29
Views: 7082

"X-25 is still regarded as the best on the market"

That to me is the bottom line.
by JVM
Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:10 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: VelociRaptor or SSD?
Replies: 36
Views: 31242

I didn't vote because my SSD's replaced mechanical drives and I am not looking back--SSD's full speed ahead. I didn't own VelociRaptors.
by JVM
Sun Nov 08, 2009 8:57 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel X25-M
Replies: 29
Views: 7082

The problem was apparently in the upgrade tool (version 1.3) when combined with Windows 7 64 bit and not in the 02HA firmware itself. Anyway, Intel has reacted at once an clearly, not as others, with subterfuges. I also decided for an Intel SSD, however I received the drive at a later time. Well, I...
by JVM
Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:26 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Difference in temperature of cores on i7 860?
Replies: 1
Views: 1934

Re: Difference in temperature of cores on i7 860?

I just setup my new system yesterday with a Core i7 860 CPU and a CoolerMaster Hyper 212 pro cooler. My case is a P180 mini with the fans that came with the case (set to low). In both idle and load there seems to be up to 7C temperature difference between the hottest and the coolest core. For examp...