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by Choy
Fri Dec 23, 2005 2:05 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Media PC: Athlon 64 3200+ or Opteron 146?
Replies: 6
Views: 2246

The consensus at the moment is to go with the optys. They overclock/undervolt more consistently and are priced similarly. I got my 144 running under 1V at stock speed. :) The larger cache should draw slightly more power, but since they are handpicked chips, they should be able to run at lower voltag...
by Choy
Mon Oct 10, 2005 1:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Anyone capable of using computer aided flow calc. progs?
Replies: 8
Views: 2501

Also have to agree with the previous posters that CFD is a very difficult subject and probably not worth it. There is a reason Formula One cars are so expensive, aerodynamics and flows are very difficult to manage. As Romeo said most time is used to check that things are physically/mechanically soun...
by Choy
Sun Mar 13, 2005 7:55 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Silent HTPC? mCubed HFX
Replies: 9
Views: 4682

I found a photo of the inside when browsing around. In this site under gallery, clicking on the top view, reveals a photo of the inside of the case. You can't tell if the have taken any measures to reduce hdd noise. I find a few things a bit odd. Where are you supposed to put the psu? And what are t...
by Choy
Fri Jan 30, 2004 3:10 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: The new sharks
Replies: 9
Views: 2789

I hardly noticed wgragg coming. Appeared on my chart a day or two ago, and already moving out of my radar range. It's for the team's best I guess.

Next swooshing will probably be compliments of our newcomer randalee.
by Choy
Fri Jan 23, 2004 12:08 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Graphical Production Comparison - SPCR vs MacOSX
Replies: 141
Views: 53813

Argh. And me with my newly borged machines stuck on tinkers for the moment! Almost time to boot up those 286s and 386s again ;)
by Choy
Sat Jan 17, 2004 1:43 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Graphical Production Comparison - SPCR vs MacOSX
Replies: 141
Views: 53813

NeilBlanchard: Actually it is an explaination for that. If you look at the stats for all teams, they all have the same dips and peaks. Some are caused by servers at stanford going down, while most are caused by easy/difficult proteins being distributed. Can't let any bastardized BSDs catch us. I'm d...
by Choy
Sat Jan 17, 2004 1:36 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Farm Power (in Watts)
Replies: 3
Views: 1801

If you all can recall the electricity part of your physics courses, you can perhaps remember that there is active and reactive effect. Active effect (P) is the kind resistors uses and is counted in watt. Reactive (Q) is what inductors and condensators use and counted in volt ampere reactive. When yo...
by Choy
Fri Jan 16, 2004 2:59 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which to Buy 160GB Seagate or Samsung??
Replies: 28
Views: 8471

According to this review over at storagereview, the samsung is way faster, even competing with most "regular" drives. And judging from the experience of people here it is acoustically better than the seagate. As for the hitachi mentioned above, it is a personal favorite of mine. Unbeatable performan...
by Choy
Fri Jan 16, 2004 2:56 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: My homebrew fanless PSU
Replies: 8
Views: 9280

Really nice Max. I'm just concerned about the other components needing cooling. Normally some of the other components need some cooling, although not the same amount as the transistors. I'm not sure if it is the capacitors or the inductors.
by Choy
Fri Jan 16, 2004 2:43 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 3x80gb one platter vs 2x160gb two platter, which is quieter?
Replies: 3
Views: 1562

Normally more platters equal more noise, but not always. Sometimes they have been able to design it drives so that there are no measureable difference. On the other hand an additional drive always gives increased noise. And if you mount them with mechanical contact they can interact and create addit...
by Choy
Fri Jan 16, 2004 2:24 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Landmarks achieved: 2 million points, 100k ppw
Replies: 5
Views: 2389

What has happened over the last month or so? The ramping of the team is huge! Where did we find these extra 50% of processing power?
by Choy
Fri Jan 16, 2004 2:19 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Will black aluminium make it run hotter?
Replies: 12
Views: 3183

All colours absorb and emit energy equally so it doesn't matter. To make it a bit more clear I mean that black absorbs and emits equally, while silver absorbs and emits equally, but at a different level with the net effect being the same.

Hope I didn't confuse you, I was myself for I while ;-)
by Choy
Sun Jan 11, 2004 2:37 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: How many points should I be getting?
Replies: 6
Views: 2587

On my work comp and htpc (2.2G) i'm getting ~460 right now. I'll what happens later on. I've seen them much better and much worse. But I noticed that they sometimes use 3dnow dispite -forceasm on ver 3 of the client. Just changed them to ver 4 with -forcesse. Let's hope I get better results.
by Choy
Sun Jan 11, 2004 7:46 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: How many points should I be getting?
Replies: 6
Views: 2587

Are you sure about getting ~500 per processor? I've crrunching on 3x2GHz machines for a while and only getting the same type of results BCMoney is getting (~700ppw). And I've been using -forceasm. From my logs: [18:18:35] - Calling 'FahCore_78.exe -dir work/ -suffix 08 -service -forceasm -lifeline 1...
by Choy
Sat Jan 03, 2004 4:37 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Am on the road to a quieter PC!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1679

The answer is ridiculously simple: Listen! The next thing you should deal with is the thing that bothers you the most. You seem to have gotten rid of some of the most annoying noise sources though. Other things to do is remove any small fans (eg on motherboard), deal with the cpu cooling, perhaps ch...
by Choy
Sat Nov 15, 2003 10:03 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Pump survey
Replies: 28
Views: 18150

I'm using a Eheim 1046 in one of my systems and it is practically silent when submerged. Together with a maze 3 and an actively cooled radiator i get approx a C/W of 2.0. In another system I use a crappy small (5x3x3cm) aquarium pump with is absolutely silent submerged. On the other hand with a smal...
by Choy
Thu Nov 13, 2003 5:12 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Running as a service over a network?
Replies: 4
Views: 2438

I found this article from MS about running scripts before logging in. But since I don't have Resource Kit it doesn't do me any good. Is there any other way to run commands before logging in?
by Choy
Thu Nov 13, 2003 1:29 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Running as a service over a network?
Replies: 4
Views: 2438

It works fine if I map the drive using NET or anything else, but then I can't fold without anyone logged in. Or can I use net before I get to the login screen? Needless to say I have to have network access.

The same issue with a ram drive. How do I get it working before I log in?
by Choy
Wed Nov 12, 2003 3:21 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Question(s) about the Zalman CNPS7000A-ALCU
Replies: 42
Views: 14074

peerke: Yes it does fit the NF7 >=1.2. But with some slight modifications. http://board.member.cgiserver.net/Crazy ... ackdepth=3
by Choy
Wed Nov 12, 2003 12:51 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Running as a service over a network?
Replies: 4
Views: 2438

Running as a service over a network?

I have a computer that I would like to run with the harddrive off as much as possible. So I had the idea of running the f@h service from a harddrive on the network. This works well as long as I do it manually. But WinXP doesn't accept a service to be started from a non-mapped folder (eg \\computer\s...
by Choy
Sun Oct 12, 2003 1:58 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: bending sata data cables
Replies: 2
Views: 1363

Don't really have any exp with them but the ones I got with my mobo was folded with ~2cm diameter bends at delivery. I assume you can bend them at least that much. Do you need more?
by Choy
Tue Sep 16, 2003 12:45 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Nobody tried/tested/reviewed the Hitachi Deskstar 7k250 yet?
Replies: 13
Views: 3468

Seems like shuriken found a guinea pig :) Some ppl over at Storage seem to be happy, measuring by their standards.

http://forums.storagereview.net/index.p ... hl=hitachi
by Choy
Wed Aug 27, 2003 5:55 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: My brief sojourn into [color=green]Green[/color]
Replies: 4
Views: 3900

The clouds parted and it was all green...

Hope you guys don't mind that an outside top100 guy like me is rushing in at a green pace :)

Too bad the team has so many grey stiffs laying around, that we swish by on the way up. A bit of resurrection and we'd be up in the 31st spot in no time at all.
by Choy
Sat Aug 16, 2003 4:08 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Join the SPCR Folding@Home effort
Replies: 436
Views: 174444

One more for the team. :D Giving back for all I learnt from this site by helping out a bit with the folding. Beats the other type of folding I have to do irl. Approx 4 amd ghz coming this way. Way off topic: The Artic Cooler Copper is great for an el cheapo cpu cooler. Got my Palomino 1800+ close to...
by Choy
Wed Aug 06, 2003 12:08 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm fan (only Swedish selection)
Replies: 21
Views: 4852

Snorlax: Did you get a quote on the shipping from Dorothy?
by Choy
Mon Sep 23, 2002 10:40 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: anyone know if BGmicro ship to australia? (for panaflos)
Replies: 5
Views: 4176

We just bought from them to Sweden, so I assume they ship to Au
Our post
by Choy
Tue Sep 03, 2002 11:36 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is Panaflo even available in europe?
Replies: 45
Views: 28226

Sorry about the delay guys, but everything seems to have turned out fine anyway. I'll take my share of 10, unless someone didn't get any.

Good work Jolt! Now I won't get broke by buying fans at least. I'll just spend the cash on other unnecessities. (if there is such a word :) )
by Choy
Mon Sep 02, 2002 6:44 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is Panaflo even available in europe?
Replies: 45
Views: 28226

So how many do we want?
Split the original 30 to more people or order 40 instead?

Anyone got info about the connectors on the fans?

Another thing. I think the easiest way to send them is by ground mail. Takes a couple a weeks more but makes it even cheaper :D That's what we are after right?
by Choy
Sun Sep 01, 2002 4:34 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is Panaflo even available in europe?
Replies: 45
Views: 28226

I'm ok with it. 10 fans each? It would be interesting to know about the tailing but guessing by the price I think they won't have connectors. For my part Oz can participate. I can survive on 8 fans. I've checked and a 500g letter costs 42 kr (~£25) to send to the UK. The problem is how Oz wants to p...
by Choy
Sat Aug 31, 2002 3:57 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is Panaflo even available in europe?
Replies: 45
Views: 28226

Overclockers.se carries the 80mm Panaflo. But at $13+.

If you guys are thinking about getting a bunch of them from the states I'm in. Just happen to be from the same city as Jolt, so that will make it a bit easier at least.