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by vortex222
Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital Livewire Powerline Networking Kit
Replies: 24
Views: 10546

Re: Western Digital Livewire Powerline Networking Kit

It shows performance between the two adapters and how there effected by different electrical configurations, but what i couldn't find, was the performance between to ports on the same adapter. Each adaptor has 4 ports does it not? Unless im truely that dense today (it has happened many times), The r...
by vortex222
Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:02 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital Livewire Powerline Networking Kit
Replies: 24
Views: 10546

Re: Western Digital Livewire Powerline Networking Kit

what is the performance of two devices connected to each other on the same end, Is it comparable to a gigabit switch? I would be happy with its performance over AC to my HTPC, but can it replace my GB switch i have under my desk to connect my NAS, Gaming rig and Router together? Judging by the revi...
by vortex222
Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital Livewire Powerline Networking Kit
Replies: 24
Views: 10546

Re: Western Digital Livewire Powerline Networking Kit

what is the performance of two devices connected to each other on the same end, Is it comparable to a gigabit switch?

I would be happy with its performance over AC to my HTPC, but can it replace my GB switch i have under my desk to connect my NAS, Gaming rig and Router together?
by vortex222
Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:10 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: zotac PCI GT430 in Intel DG41MJ
Replies: 0
Views: 992

zotac PCI GT430 in Intel DG41MJ

I have ran this motherboard for some time, and decided to simply get a graphics card upgrade rather then new motherboard. I still want to retain the ability to remove the graphics board and install my MAudio soundboard when the need arises. (mobile dj application) Anyhow I purchased said video card,...
by vortex222
Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD HD 6900 series launch & reviews
Replies: 8
Views: 5281

Re: AMD HD 6900 series launch & reviews

i thought crossfireX on certain 7xxg series chipsets already supported this to an extent?
by vortex222
Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD HD 6900 series launch & reviews
Replies: 8
Views: 5281

Re: AMD HD 6900 series launch & reviews

this gpu also supports a 'negitive feedback' control to keep the gpu within a certain power envelope. According to Anandtech it does not adjust voltages, but will only adjust clockspeeds. The neat thing is though you can set a thermal envelope to lower then stock settings (between 200 and 300 watts)...
by vortex222
Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic X-400 Fanless PSU
Replies: 167
Views: 61159

seasonic, my favorite brand of all time. My old 300w super tornado is stull running in my file server after being used in my workstation for some time. It is probibly a good 7 years old now, having only needed to replace the fan. My current one is a corsair HX520 (seasonic made) which i purchased sh...
by vortex222
Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Is there a quiet 30" 2560x1600 monitor out there?
Replies: 7
Views: 1297

I have a 20" lcd that does just that. Hang a thick cloth, towl or other material on the wall behind the monitor to absorb the sound, it will cut down the noise a huge amount. The sound also appiers to be quieter however when the brightness (internal bulb intencity) is at maximum, and all dynamic bri...
by vortex222
Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:49 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Core i3's ability to pass surround sound over HDMI
Replies: 10
Views: 2564

that is to provide optical, i have used an 1/8thinch stereo to rca plug right from that output to my amplifier. However it would not work with any games for 5.1 due to no software encoding of ac3, so i went with descreet analog cords for all 6 channels.... heh.
by vortex222
Sun Jul 04, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: is there a pin mod to undervolt on socket 775
Replies: 2
Views: 1412

thankyou!

the cpu is an E1200 with a stock voltage of 1.325 and 1.1875 at the low side. Im going to do some reading now.
by vortex222
Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: is there a pin mod to undervolt on socket 775
Replies: 2
Views: 1412

is there a pin mod to undervolt on socket 775

i know there is another topic on this somewhere, but after 30 minutes of not finding it, my frustration has taken over. I am trying to undervolt a conroe Celeron Dual core on an intel DG41MJ motherboard, and RMClock only goes as low as 1.18 volts. Is there a simple bsel type mod to set the base volt...
by vortex222
Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Core i3's ability to pass surround sound over HDMI
Replies: 10
Views: 2564

it does have digital output on the back, The top 1/8" plug (also used as line in/mic) is a flexjack that can be set with the creative software for coaxial digital output (on the right channel when using rca adaptors i think). It is however rather limited in capability and performance. It will send u...
by vortex222
Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Looking for ATI based card 5770 preferred but want quiet
Replies: 8
Views: 2162

for anything but gaming, the onboard video isnt bad, hardware decoding of HD content and Aero are quite slick on it. But for gaming a single more powerfull video card is always better then 2 lesser ones. A single 5770 should be great for most games at decent settings. I currently run a GTX260 that h...
by vortex222
Fri May 28, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2TB "Green" HDD: Samsung or Western Digital?
Replies: 19
Views: 8296

the problems are with the WD's smart headparking sceme which softparks the heads after 8 seconds of inactivity. Linux likes to do some sort of drive access every 10 or so seconds which drives the headpark counts through the roof and eventualy causing wear issues. At least that is how i understand it...
by vortex222
Fri May 28, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Nothing but trouble so far, itx htpc build.
Replies: 11
Views: 2571

that looks like the retail intel heatsink, but the copper slug it uses would probibly give it better performance. What i would like to try is the taller intel heatsink with the fan removed, as a 12cm fan blowing across it proved very effective cooling.
by vortex222
Fri May 28, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Nothing but trouble so far, itx htpc build.
Replies: 11
Views: 2571

there is more then enough room for the E8400's retail cooler from intel. it will touch up against the psu but it will function just fine. I have the MI-100 which is identical with an Intel DG41-MJ mainboard and used my E8400 in it for a while until swiching cpu's to something else so i could use the...
by vortex222
Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: replacement cooler for low profile video cards?
Replies: 0
Views: 572

replacement cooler for low profile video cards?

its for an 8400gs. whats out there, i have not been able to find anything, and i have gone back about 10 pages in this one forum with no findings :( If i could find a cheapy for like $10 i would be happy, beats replacing an otherwise good card. I should add that hight is not a concern, the stock fan...
by vortex222
Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: new light weight 5450/5670
Replies: 9
Views: 4880

my 5450 seems to have working VA deinterlacing, however when that is checked on, you cant use any other post prossessing options. (smooth playback should be off). However this is only at 1080i. lower resolutions are fine. However that isnt really an issue unless you use a satalite card with 1080i ch...
by vortex222
Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: <$100 2core Athlon II AMD? X2 240e? or undervolt X2 250?
Replies: 6
Views: 6860

the E cpus are great out of the box. A decent 'no muss no fuss' solution, but still far from what can be had either by undervolting or the normal cpu undervolted.

IMO get what is cheapest and try to undervolt.
by vortex222
Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Upgrade Path from a Brisbane 3600+
Replies: 18
Views: 2876

that is the identical system to my htpc pretty much, except I run an x2 4000 brisban! that cpu will overclock like mad while still lowering the vcore much below stock, i could push mine to 2.4ghz at 1.15v easy, i could probibly run the vcore lower even. As of now im running the cpu at 2ghz at 1.025 ...
by vortex222
Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:51 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: undervolting an am3 cpu on am2 (non +) motherboard
Replies: 3
Views: 1210

greenfrank wrote:with k10stat my athlon II x2 240 has a minimum stable voltage of 0.6875v
that is impressive! how low are you able to get your uncore to?
by vortex222
Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: List of AM2 boards with official AM3 support
Replies: 4
Views: 3873

the M2N32SLI deluxe WiFi is confirmed to support some AM3 cpus, tho it be scetchy. The M2N (570 ultra) and many of the lower end Asus mATX boards however apparently cant. This is all unofficial of course. The only official note from asus about the M2N32-Sli was a bios update that stated it added rec...
by vortex222
Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: 130W ATX power supply + 120W AC adapter 54$
Replies: 153
Views: 121908

sometimes the intel stock fans tend to click or grind louder then say the nexus or others. Sometimes removing the stock fan from the intel aluminum block and replacing it with a 92mm nexus is able to reduce the noise alot without effecting temps. I am going to possibly need to upgrade the pico in my...
by vortex222
Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: undervolting an am3 cpu on am2 (non +) motherboard
Replies: 3
Views: 1210

undervolting an am3 cpu on am2 (non +) motherboard

I am contemplating installing a newer AthlonII cpu on my HTPC's am2 motherboard. It is confermed that the CPU will work. However my question is about undervolting it. I know they normaly use seperate voltage planes on AM2+ and AM3 for the cores and IMC+L3, Do old AM2 motherboards undervolt the IMC t...
by vortex222
Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: "Front case fan" recirculates hot air?
Replies: 9
Views: 7053

im not big on front case fans myself, but i do make sure the case is going to path air properly when the lid is on. Putting my hand on the front vents of my 180 shows me there is allot of air being sucked in the front, but i have most of the extra vent holes on the back and top of the case sealed of...
by vortex222
Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need Core2Duo mobo for Megahalems
Replies: 4
Views: 965

the cheap asus P43 motherboards work very well. The chip-set is passive and the bios has all kinds of voltage options to under-volt to your hearts content. And the performance is also inline for what it is. Very flexable option, it should work fine with your cooler, but check for sure. d Do you know...
by vortex222
Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Cooling and [quieting] Phenom X4 955 build
Replies: 16
Views: 7331

my antec p180 has had its top fan hole closed up ever since day 1. It does not provide enough extra cooling to justify the amount of noise that escapes from it. Im using the Yate Loon fans currently with good results, a single fan in the back at ~600 rpm. It is also able to suck air through the CPU ...
by vortex222
Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: I have a dream....
Replies: 5
Views: 2155

No such thing as perfect. My HTPC uses a single 12cm fan at 500-700 rpm, its not audible and has a passive video card. To run the system totaly passive, it would have to be underclocked so much that its performance would be less then half of what it currently is. And there is no point to that. So it...
by vortex222
Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: gfx card advice passive HD4670 or wait for passive HD5570?
Replies: 1
Views: 1438

I think it would depend on what kind of gaming your doing. The 5450 in my HTPC is good for only very modest gaming. I can play some stuff on it at 1920x1080 if i have the detail quite low. Such as Dirt2, NFS-Shift and Street Fighter 4. Other older RTS are also no issue. The 4670 you are looking at t...
by vortex222
Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: So how much has changed in the last five years?
Replies: 18
Views: 4621

the bigest change that i noticed has been componants that are aimed squarly at the silent pc nitch without having to make some silly compromise. 5+ years ago we were fighting with Barton CPU's and had to have massive stickys showing which 3 out of the 500 motherboards could undervolt them. We had so...