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by Wraith
Sat Nov 14, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Non-Reference 5770 shown but not available or advertised...
Replies: 19
Views: 7188

Looks like HIS is selling one with the same cooler. Newegg (For a better look, see the rotational view on Newegg, or the HIS product page .) http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/wraithakamrak/cog/HIS5770.png But this other PowerColor looks to have a better non-reference cooler. techPowerUp http://...
by Wraith
Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Heatsink, RAM, HDD recommendations? (Core i7 1156)
Replies: 2
Views: 1538

Well, I waited for a while, but ended up going with:
  • Noctua NH-U12P SE2 (SE2 version has 1156 compatibility out of the box)
  • G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1333 4GB (2 x 2GB) 7-7-7-21, 1.5v
  • Samsung EcoGreen 500GB
by Wraith
Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:21 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Heatsink, RAM, HDD recommendations? (Core i7 1156)
Replies: 2
Views: 1538

Ok, Cliff notes version: I need a heatsink for LGA 1156 (i7-860). What's my best option? (In a SOLO case.) Any particular advice on what RAM to get? Likely going 2 x 2GB DDR3 1333, 1.5v. Using SSD as primary (Agility 120GB), HDD for data. Should I use my Samsung 500GB or get a new single platter dri...
by Wraith
Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Heatsink, RAM, HDD recommendations? (Core i7 1156)
Replies: 2
Views: 1538

Heatsink, RAM, HDD recommendations? (Core i7 1156)

I have most of the new parts for my system, but haven't chosen a heatsink or RAM yet. Also considering a new HDD for a data drive. (I'm also looking for a new graphics card, but will probably wait until next month, when the AMD 5770 should be out.) Heatsink : I'll be running an i7-860 on MSI P55-GD8...
by Wraith
Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:08 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel's LGA1156 and Lynnfield core
Replies: 53
Views: 16646

Ugh, it looks like every review site got sent an i5-750 and an i7-870, but I can't find any benchmarks comparing the i7-920 to the i7-860, which share a price point. Obviously, the 860 will be the winner in power consumption, but I still want to see the performance numbers. Guru3D has the only revi...
by Wraith
Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:48 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Issues with 7900 GTX power-related? (PCIe power adapter)
Replies: 6
Views: 2094

Do you have crashes even when you watch a movie on PC? And how it's crash? BSOD? Restart? Hang? Try to remove media preview. Start->Run-> cmd Type "regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll" (without quotes) If you want it back type "regsvr32 shmedia.dll" I haven't tried watching a DVD movie, and haven't really play...
by Wraith
Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:44 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Issues with 7900 GTX power-related? (PCIe power adapter)
Replies: 6
Views: 2094

Memtest should be run at least half dozen times for reliable result... How well did you remove Ati's drivers? Power related crashing would occur during high load, not all the time so this sounds more like some software problem. I will try running MEMTEST again for more passes. For removing the ATI ...
by Wraith
Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:59 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Issues with 7900 GTX power-related? (PCIe power adapter)
Replies: 6
Views: 2094

I also tried running just on my primary monitor, disconnecting the second LCD, but I still get crashes. Even just watching videos online (YouTube and others) it can crash. Is the Seasonic S12-430 not enough for this card, even with these relatively low-stress applications? I think I'm just going to ...
by Wraith
Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:54 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Issues with 7900 GTX power-related? (PCIe power adapter)
Replies: 6
Views: 2094

Issues with 7900 GTX power-related? (PCIe power adapter)

I bought a used 7900 GTX PCI Express graphics card a couple weeks ago. (Bought through another forum I frequent. Everything looks to be in good condition.) I'm planning on a new system in the near future, but put the card in my current system for now. I have a Seasonic S12-430 PSU and MSI RS480M2-IL...
by Wraith
Thu Nov 09, 2006 8:33 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: How does one dim the Antec P150 case LED's?
Replies: 19
Views: 29238

On my center Logitech speaker, I cut out a piece from the sticky part of a post-it to cover the way-too-bright blue LED. Works great and I can still see whether it's on or off.
by Wraith
Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:38 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 32 GB solid state disk announced
Replies: 3
Views: 1680

D'oh, guess I didn't look very carefully. Now why didn't that show up in a forum search for "samsung"? This thread can be locked or whatever then.
by Wraith
Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:39 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 32 GB solid state disk announced
Replies: 3
Views: 1680

Samsung 32 GB solid state disk announced

Announced on Tom's Hardware, referenced on slashdot and Engadget, etc. Samsung 32 GB solid state disk, 1.8 inch format. Nothing solid on price or release date. The article's author makes a $750-$1000 price estimate. http://www.tgdaily.com/2006/03/21/32gb_ssd_samsung/ Apologies if this has been poste...
by Wraith
Sun Nov 20, 2005 9:46 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: XBox360 Dissected
Replies: 29
Views: 11021

Oops, I did miss the last line in that post. Some users have found that it actually does do that when playing DVDs. Someone on Joystiq gave their impression: I disagree with it being too loud to watch DVDs. I enjoyed watching 2 dvd's on it so far and it's pretty near me. The fan and drive slow down ...
by Wraith
Sun Nov 20, 2005 6:55 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: XBox360 Dissected
Replies: 29
Views: 11021

Apparently it does turn down the fans when you're playing DVDs.
by Wraith
Sat Nov 19, 2005 9:18 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: XBox360 Dissected
Replies: 29
Views: 11021

Joystiq has a brief post on Xbox 360 noise. Doesn't look great. And the external power supply is not fanless.
by Wraith
Tue Aug 02, 2005 5:35 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone releases interesting products
Replies: 8
Views: 3709

Silverstone recently added the LC17 and LC16M models to their site, both with the same 2x80mm exhaust and power supply at the "bottom" of the motherboard.

I'm considering the silver LC17, myself...
by Wraith
Sat Jul 23, 2005 8:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1618512

Gungrave OST 1 - "Bitter Ending" [Anime series sountrack]
violin and acoustic guitar instrumental
by Wraith
Sat Jul 23, 2005 7:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows Vista? Like the name or hate it
Replies: 42
Views: 20159

The first thing I thought of was the name "Vista-Cruiser." ( link - Heh, "Keeps a sharp lookout with 11 windows .") Somewhere on News.com they said they should nickname it WinVi, since it's equivalent to NT 6. I think a non-numeric name might be more appealing / less confusing for non-techies overal...
by Wraith
Fri May 27, 2005 7:06 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Via C7 announced
Replies: 13
Views: 5468

The Via chip, though, consumes a maximum of 20 watts of power at 2GHz--less than competing chips--and takes up only 30 square millimeters of space, a smaller size that cuts the price.
(Cnet)

That sounds really, really small...

Oh nevermind, that's only the die size.
by Wraith
Mon May 16, 2005 7:34 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: S12 chirping noise?
Replies: 2
Views: 1472

S12 chirping noise?

I'm fairly certain it's coming from the PSU. Isn't coming from the CPU fan or exhaust fan. If it's not from the PSU, I don't know what it is. Sounds sort of like a cricket, but not so high pitch. More like a cyclical rattling. I didn't hear it at all until I'd been using it for a couple weeks. PSU w...
by Wraith
Mon May 09, 2005 3:57 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Are there any GOOD fanless 939 boards?
Replies: 24
Views: 12565

s939, Passive, PCIe, HTPC, no OC... I've only had it installed a couple days, so maybe other owners can speak for it more than I can, but MSI's RS480M2-IL meets all those criteria. Oh yeah, it also has integrated video. So if you were only going to put in a very basic graphics card, you may be able ...
by Wraith
Sat May 07, 2005 7:18 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: RS480M2-IL now has BIOS fancontrol
Replies: 14
Views: 5224

I just installed this board tonight. The fans ramped down automatically, so it must have this latest BIOS. One thing I noticed: when I opened SpeedFan the first time, it showed speed for both fans as 43%. When I closed SpeedFan, the fans ramped up to 100%. I could open SpeedFan again and lower them ...
by Wraith
Mon May 02, 2005 6:29 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Amazing power characteristics for A64 "Venice"!
Replies: 9
Views: 6401

Windows XP has power savings features built in, similar to the CPU-IDLE and CPU-COOL features known from the Windows 9X environment as part of the ACPI feature set. Cool'N Quiet was disabled in the BIOS to disallow change in core frequency. I wasn't quite sure what power-saving features of XP they'...
by Wraith
Wed Apr 27, 2005 4:39 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Gateway 3018GZ underclock?
Replies: 7
Views: 5604

As it turns out, the Celeron M doesn't have SpeedStep or any equivilent.
Hmm, I didn't know that either. Is that going to hurt battery life, compared to a P-M with SpeedStep? We just got one of these, but I haven't seen it yet.
by Wraith
Mon Apr 25, 2005 11:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: MOUSE whine?!
Replies: 40
Views: 25637

My Benq mouse (from the x805 combo) makes a whole host of noises. Most of them aren't heard over my PSU, but sometimes the whining is loud enough to notice. I think it might actually be faulty, since it seems to run through a pair of batteries rather quickly, and the red optical light is always flas...
by Wraith
Wed Apr 20, 2005 6:56 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Interested in a Papst 4412F/2GL ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3544

Is that the difference between the 4412F/2GL and the 4412FGL? I purchased a 4412FGL from Directron a few months ago, and it has the large 4-pin molex connector instead of the small 3-pin fan connector. No problems starting w/ 5v mod, very quiet, doesn't feel like it moves much air. I don't know if I...
by Wraith
Fri Apr 08, 2005 6:22 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Motherboards: Socket 939, PCIe Compatible, etc.
Replies: 78
Views: 40815

What specifically was the problem with the Soltek's LAN? A couple reviews showed it slower than the gigabit LAN on other boards, but since I'm not on a gigabit network, I figured it wouldn't make any difference.
by Wraith
Mon Apr 04, 2005 3:51 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: A64 E3 "Venice" @ Xbit
Replies: 3
Views: 1593

Ah, I forgot all about the new CPUs and Motherboards forum.
by Wraith
Mon Apr 04, 2005 2:03 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: A64 E3 "Venice" @ Xbit
Replies: 3
Views: 1593

A64 E3 "Venice" @ Xbit

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/di ... enice.html

I didn't get a chance to read the whole thing yet, but in short, it looks like temps, power consumption, and performance were all slightly higher than Winchester.