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by jimveta
Wed Mar 08, 2006 6:02 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building advice requested: Linux, Athlon X2 3800+, ECC, 2D
Replies: 34
Views: 10200

Hello, WRT memtest.. IMO I would run it for a few days straight, especially if you're going to run your machine 24/7. I have encountered a couple errors before on some memory just off by a single bit, at a single location, on a couple of the iterations, only *after* 2+ days of running. Who knows, ma...
by jimveta
Sun Jan 15, 2006 3:35 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Finally....AMD *officially* releases the Geode
Replies: 39
Views: 16380

Just saw that Fry's is now selling GQ systems with Geode NXs. item #4714029: GQ3151 mATX, Geode NX 1750, Linspire 5.0, $199 From what I understand and as have been mentioned before, the NX series are just low powered Athlon XPs, but mobos must detect the voltage correctly. See: http://fab51.com/mobi...
by jimveta
Tue Oct 11, 2005 7:05 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P150 mid-tower case w/ Neo HE 430 PSU
Replies: 206
Views: 158971

It looks like the lowest street price for P150 is $180. For P180 is $105 (techonweb.com) + $83 for Seasonic 430 (bestbyteinc.com). So, the difference is only $10-$15 after you add shipping. According to the review P180 is slightly quieter: 1. Seasonic 430 is slightly quieter than ANtec Neo 430 2. P...
by jimveta
Tue Dec 07, 2004 8:11 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 7200.8s - Are you ready to RUMBLE?!! (Don't answer that)
Replies: 13
Views: 5340

hmm, curious way of stating support for it though.. and as for the two versions of the same model that support ncq, you weren't perchance thinking of the 3124 instead were you? because that's the one i know does support it and comes in two flavors. see their product pages here: http://www.siimage.co...
by jimveta
Tue Dec 07, 2004 2:52 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 7200.8s - Are you ready to RUMBLE?!! (Don't answer that)
Replies: 13
Views: 5340

acaurora: are you sure that the 3114 supports NCQ? i spoke with a colleague at work who has worked on drivers for it and he said it's just a 4-port version of the 3112 with no ncq. the linux sata status report page also seems to confirm this. btw, i agree with grandpa_boris and to be honest, perhap...
by jimveta
Wed Nov 10, 2004 4:09 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: RAID QUESTION
Replies: 5
Views: 1505

actually, mupp is right in that just about all cheap raid 0 or 1 solutions really are software raid, despite the marketing and any settings on the controller's bios. in fact, even promise's raid 5 cards with onboard memory use software for everything except the xor operation. btw, software raid does...
by jimveta
Tue Nov 09, 2004 11:37 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: µATX P-M Motherboard : DFI 855GME-MGF
Replies: 38
Views: 14090

Now available

for sale here: http://www.bytewizecomputers.com/products/7/7/689/ $294.63 :( also, if anybody's interested in affordable pci-x controllers, supermicro offers a broadcom based 8-port sata controller (not bootable though; but will either have pata style tcq e.g. wd 74gb raptors, or sata's ncq) for $10...
by jimveta
Wed Oct 20, 2004 1:27 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Multi-PC Silent Enclosure
Replies: 4
Views: 2028

hi, have you ever considered the acoustiock http://www.acoustilock.com/ studio rated cabinets (including their acl series) which are supposed to use their proprietary heat pipe system for air-to-air intercooling i believe? they have a movie demo here: http://www.acoustilock.com/demo.html
by jimveta
Mon Sep 27, 2004 2:04 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Why no Pentium-M MoBo ?
Replies: 18
Views: 5451

haha.. stevea, was this at a fry's store? (because they do get commissions) following up with the link Trip gave, i saw this: http://www.bwi.com/scripts/site/site_product.php3/id/9689/ - Ricoh FB8M *micro-atx* mobo--rebranded on their site to "RackPaq"-- with: 2x 32-bit PCI, 1x PCI-X, AGP, 2x SATA, ...
by jimveta
Mon Aug 23, 2004 10:34 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: quiet SCSI drives?
Replies: 25
Views: 7338

to add to ed's info on scsi controllers, that LSI U160 hba is currently $32 at newegg http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=16-118-009&depa=0 lsi's U320 dual channel controller with *true* hardware raid 0/1/10 also goes for about $140. a cheap place for used controllers: http://w...
by jimveta
Tue Aug 17, 2004 2:52 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Just PC Gazelle Case?
Replies: 9
Views: 2973

just wanted to reinforce the "dud" opinion--very much so. i've checked it out at a local fry's and both the intake and exhaust looks more seriously constricted than the pictures show. they're arranged in a baffled form i.e. the openings of plastic line up with the mesh of metal underneath. another p...
by jimveta
Tue Aug 17, 2004 2:28 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Improvments using the venturi effect. Final Photos.
Replies: 15
Views: 4924

cool idea!! have you thought about extending that idea further and designing essentially an exhaust "header" -- just like cars with two individual pipes straight out merging into a collector so that the higher airflow of one would scavenge the other? maybe you could generate more vacuum that way?
by jimveta
Thu Aug 12, 2004 1:17 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Dremel (Rotary) Tool Recommendation?
Replies: 25
Views: 7232

yes to be honest, i probably did twist the wheel inadvertanly which led to it breaking. i could have the wrong impression but it seems that the composites seem to have higher tendency to vibrate/resonate than the stone when i can't hold the work and my drill hand still enough.. however, i'd just tak...
by jimveta
Sun Aug 01, 2004 5:51 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Dremel (Rotary) Tool Recommendation?
Replies: 25
Views: 7232

hello! just wanted to give out some safety tips, if you don't already know, after some unpleasant experiences with my ac/corded dremel kit: - if you use the cutting wheel, only use the strongest/hardest one (which is stone i think) - when using the cutting wheel, never, ever cut in a direction that'...
by jimveta
Tue Jul 20, 2004 8:29 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CoolerMaster Hyper 6 mod: 4-way fan mounting (photo)
Replies: 13
Views: 5422

hello! have you tried just ducting--as air-tight as possible--the 120mm to the heatsink and forego the 80mm? that is, use the 120mm to suck all of it's incoming air through the heatsink to cool it passively? dell does this ALOT even with really hot cpus. one way i was thinking would be using flexibl...
by jimveta
Sat Apr 17, 2004 5:20 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Smart Drive 2002C + WD Raptor.. Still noisy! Any ideas?
Replies: 32
Views: 9393

He said everything just flew up onto the screen as soon as he double-clicked the icon, much faster than on his new system. So if your job is to double-click the icon of every installed app on the system as fast as you can, then definitely invest in the most expensive hard drive you can afford. The ...
by jimveta
Fri Apr 16, 2004 9:17 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Smart Drive 2002C + WD Raptor.. Still noisy! Any ideas?
Replies: 32
Views: 9393

Gamepc.com's testing is fairly limited there but my problem with RAID 0 isn't speed, it's the more than doubling of the chance of a catastrophic failure. I hate hard drive failures. Now RAID 1 decreases this chance but adds very little performance wise. RAID 1 is something I've considered using but...
by jimveta
Fri Apr 16, 2004 9:04 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Smart Drive 2002C + WD Raptor.. Still noisy! Any ideas?
Replies: 32
Views: 9393

http://hardware.devchannel.org/hardwarechannel/03/10/20/1953249.shtml same 7200 rpm, in a situation of heavy load, ide w/ much faster cpu = 7 mins, scsi w/ slower cpu = 1 min 10 sec (this is actually not surprising). note that, like the hush atx article showing the synth benchmark that sata is fast...
by jimveta
Fri Apr 16, 2004 6:47 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Very disappointed in 120mm Papst 4412FGL.. so noisy!
Replies: 19
Views: 4860

i don't think they're *that* quiet either, but they're one of the quieter ones.. a little overated in terms of noise, but a bit better than vantec stealth and some others for the same amount airflow.. anyways imho, you may be out of luck with regards to your psu because most of the noise may be comi...
by jimveta
Sat Apr 10, 2004 12:53 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Smart Drive 2002C + WD Raptor.. Still noisy! Any ideas?
Replies: 32
Views: 9393

on hard drive performance

for the most part, i think (and has been my experience) a faster hard drive really does make for a substantial increase in overall system performance because it is usually the slowest link/largest bottleneck. for example: if you were to travel somewhere, and had to drive by car halfway then ride a b...
by jimveta
Wed Mar 31, 2004 2:28 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: memtest: How long?
Replies: 25
Views: 6875

don't mean to rehash, but finally, just swapping slots with two dimms worked!! (and they were both the same size, btw) :x :x :x
by jimveta
Sat Mar 27, 2004 4:03 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: memtest: How long?
Replies: 25
Views: 6875

ok, i take that back -- maybe memtest really is saying the truth as far as the physical health of the memory is concerned. it's probably more of compatability of modules or timing issue with a system configuration (including other modules) because i just bought a mushkin dimm to replace the supposed...
by jimveta
Fri Mar 26, 2004 10:35 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: memtest: How long?
Replies: 25
Views: 6875

well trodas, i tried v 3.1, using the standard tests along with the bitfade test (#12) letting that run overnight and still no failures.. i'm guessing it might have more to do with the i/o between memory and devices in my case (dma maybe) as opposed to between mem and cpu.
by jimveta
Wed Mar 24, 2004 7:01 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: memtest: How long?
Replies: 25
Views: 6875

funny you should mention regarding memory and unix Gooserider, because i just went through that same scenario just before reading this! in fact, it was two days of frustration when installing solaris on an old machine (P3 500, scsi, not overclocked) i cobbled together kept on randomly panic'ing duri...
by jimveta
Wed Mar 24, 2004 7:30 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: thermal diode placement (psu, cpu, case)
Replies: 1
Views: 874

thermal diode placement (psu, cpu, case)

what's the best place to place the diode for a fan when used to cool a case, cpu, and psu? i guess it must also depend on the speed to temp spec, but in general, what's the optimum place for each three? futhermore, what's the order of fan speed among those 3? i have a silenx case fan that i'd like t...
by jimveta
Wed Mar 24, 2004 7:03 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: papst fans clicking/mechanical/motor noise
Replies: 13
Views: 4980

forgot about this post.. hehe.. anyways, thanks for the replies and yes, after you mentioned it, i noticed all of the fans in this clicking batch were made in hungary, except for the high speed 120 i mentioned (which was made in germany). .. oh well, i guess i'll live with it for now.. trying out pa...
by jimveta
Fri Mar 05, 2004 3:20 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: papst fans clicking/mechanical/motor noise
Replies: 13
Views: 4980

papst fans clicking/mechanical/motor noise

hello, just wondering if this is inherent of all the papst fans--or at least their silent versions? i just bought a bunch of various sizes and all of them make a somewhat muted rapid clicking noise (well, kinda like a low revving engine sound). the only one that doesn't make this noise is a loud "no...
by jimveta
Fri Mar 05, 2004 2:42 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Making internal IDE HDD to external DAISY CHAIN - IDEAS?
Replies: 5
Views: 1664

you can just use a usb hub. though check with the manual first if they have them online, to see if the external drive is meant for root hub (controller ports) only or not. .. of course, if you aren't out of ports on a root hub, you can just use those :?: and http://www.highpoint.com/ already makes e...
by jimveta
Wed Mar 03, 2004 4:10 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec Sleeper!
Replies: 13
Views: 8563

ohh.. didn't know that the psu actually draws air IN from the side .. i thought it blew out there.. yeah not a good idea.
by jimveta
Wed Mar 03, 2004 5:01 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec Sleeper!
Replies: 13
Views: 8563

hmm.. have you tried it without the paxmate btw? also can you put the oveture vertical on its side left side where the psu exhaust is? meaning, if you have stands, would it still be ok for heat dissapation.

i was considering the overture.. until i heard of your 50 deg idle :shock: