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by mai9
Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 460 launched today
Replies: 93
Views: 40571

I just changed my old ATI 4670 with Accelero S1 for this GainWard GTX 460, the 1GB version. And I am very happy about it. I was expecting to have to change the cooler, but it won't be the case since it's very quiet. I also took a look at the Watts, and the wattage I use to measure the whole computer...
by mai9
Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Akasa AK-967 (Nero)
Replies: 1
Views: 1752

I would be interested in this aswell. According to that review it's a better product than the Xigmatek S1283 ( which gives similar temps at 10dBA benefit when using included fans) and Xigmatek S1284. Akasa AK967 : The aluminum fins measure 0.3mm thick and are spaced 2.0mm apart. Xigmatech S1283 : Th...
by mai9
Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Core i7 launch
Replies: 47
Views: 37593

here's another review I enjoyed.

What troubles me about this i7 is the price of the only mobo so far, the ASUS P6T Deluxe which costs 300$
by mai9
Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:33 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman VF1000 LED Graphics Card Cooler
Replies: 32
Views: 22785

Even at 5V, the VF1000 walks all over its predecessor at 12V by a staggering 18°C. I think that this sentence is not properly constructed. Not that my english is perfect, but mixing 5V and 12V in the same sentence with the single "18º". It may need to add a comma or rephrase it. Of course I could...
by mai9
Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:43 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: GigaByte GA-965P-DS3: Core 2 Motherboard for Everyone
Replies: 27
Views: 19415

too bad this mobo doesn't include a bracket :(
by mai9
Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:39 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: eSATA idea
Replies: 10
Views: 4272

Re: eSATA idea

I've got no experience with SATA so forgive me if I'm missing something, but wouldn't this do away with the need for an external PSU for the HD and the associated problem of not being able to put it into Suspend mode? Could I then use a Sycthe Quiet Drive outside my PC to silence the HD, or would t...
by mai9
Mon May 21, 2007 5:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Users of 30" 2560x1600 monitors - some advice please
Replies: 20
Views: 7579

While that is fine and I have an 8800GTS - surely that resolution is going to cause strain on the system and need better cooling on the graphics card? If this information is of any help: My 24" and 30" are ran by an ATI x1600 Pro 256MB, and I can play Pro Evolution Soccer 6 at its highest resolutio...
by mai9
Sun May 20, 2007 7:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Users of 30" 2560x1600 monitors - some advice please
Replies: 20
Views: 7579

I increased the size in windows and firefox. In winxp I used the "accwiz.exe" accessibility wizard, and on firefox the extension "nosquint". Without those two things I using this monitor would be a pita because like that user said, the text is too small. My eyes are between 50-60cm from the screen....
by mai9
Sun May 20, 2007 9:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Users of 30" 2560x1600 monitors - some advice please
Replies: 20
Views: 7579

hmmm... 50-60cm seems a bit closer than I'd ideally like, especially with a screen that size. Is the monitor's position determined by the space available, or is that the distance you prefer? If it was a bit further away, would wearing your lenses help, and would you be able to see clearly without s...
by mai9
Sun May 20, 2007 8:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Users of 30" 2560x1600 monitors - some advice please
Replies: 20
Views: 7579

Re: Users of 30" 2560x1600 monitors - some advice pleas

Most people reporting on other forums seem very pleased with their purchases, but at least one guy with bad eyesight said he found his Dell 3007WFP-HC "unusable" due to the small text size. So a few questions for anyone who has a 30" 2560x1600 monitor: How far away do you sit from it? How would you...
by mai9
Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:11 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: SpeedFan doesn't detect graphics card temp?
Replies: 10
Views: 7205

I can't get mine either, though I am not sure if speedfan can read any graphs card temps. I have an ATI card and the ATItool doesn't read it neither. any solution?
by mai9
Mon Sep 11, 2006 7:46 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How hot should a passive video card get?
Replies: 22
Views: 10601

jackylman wrote:
mai9 wrote:how can I know the temp of my video card? I have a ATI x1600 pro.
Try ATI Tool to get input from your temp sensor. Click here.
nah... it didn't work :(
by mai9
Sun Sep 10, 2006 4:34 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How hot should a passive video card get?
Replies: 22
Views: 10601

how can I know the temp of my video card? I have a ATI x1600 pro.
by mai9
Sun Jun 11, 2006 4:06 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: cpu temp doesn't change with or without heatsink fan?
Replies: 5
Views: 2509

thanks for your fast answers, my replies: McBanjo, I don't overclock, and, mmmm... I don't think I mounted it wrong, but it could be, I'll try that at last resort. Bobendren, I did that, and the 37ºC jumped to 43ºC. That was a real prove. Thanks for the idea. and yes Firetech, I tested that and it...
by mai9
Sun Jun 11, 2006 12:25 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: cpu temp doesn't change with or without heatsink fan?
Replies: 5
Views: 2509

cpu temp doesn't change with or without heatsink fan?

the mobo is a Gigabyte K8NF9, the cpu: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200, the heatsink a Scythe Ninja, the fan the orange Nexus. The thing I don't understand is that the mobo has three temp sensors, and the program sensorsview says the cpu is at 71ºC, speedfan also shows that sensor, but since it doesn't say w...
by mai9
Tue May 30, 2006 5:50 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Tacens fans any good?
Replies: 1
Views: 2054

Tacens fans any good?

I found a new fan called Tacens Aura which is quite cheap (the 120mm is 6.50€) and I can't find reviews or opinions about it anywhere. Has anyone tried them? (or has enough experience with fans that can give an opinion without having them on hands)
by mai9
Tue May 23, 2006 6:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What resolution are you running at?
Replies: 33
Views: 17777

I am surprised that (so far) only me and another user have 1920x1200 or 2560x1600. A big screen was the next important step on my computer after making it not that noisy. I strongly suggest it to everyone that runs various programs at once. As I mentioned, I have 2560*1024, for a simple reason that...
by mai9
Tue May 23, 2006 6:37 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate 7200.10 Series
Replies: 80
Views: 36727

Man, why do they still keep making ULTRA ATA stuff, moreover, why is it always released before SATA? Because I keep buying them :lol: for external enclosures, SATA is still not standard (and I wish it was!) How many external enclosures can you have? One, two at the most... :roll: I have two :P (and...
by mai9
Sun May 21, 2006 3:07 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate 7200.10 Series
Replies: 80
Views: 36727

JazzJackRabbit wrote:Man, why do they still keep making ULTRA ATA stuff, moreover, why is it always released before SATA?
Because I keep buying them :lol:

for external enclosures, SATA is still not standard (and I wish it was!)
by mai9
Sun May 21, 2006 2:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What resolution are you running at?
Replies: 33
Views: 17777

I am surprised that (so far) only me and another user have 1920x1200 or 2560x1600. A big screen was the next important step on my computer after making it not that noisy. I strongly suggest it to everyone that runs various programs at once.

I personally have 1920x1600 and 1024x768 together (photo)
by mai9
Sat Apr 29, 2006 5:00 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Passively cooled Athlon X2?
Replies: 12
Views: 6642

I run a X2 4200 with the ninja passively, one 120mm fan intake and two 82mm fans + the PSU fan for exhaust, the case was the cheapest (I didn't even buy it, it was taken from a friend). Anyway, the CPU temp is 36ºC
by mai9
Sat Apr 29, 2006 4:33 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD A64 X2 TDP Poll
Replies: 75
Views: 85309

here's mine :) AMD64 TCaseMax - v1.19 ---------------------- CPU Information (CPU #1): Standard CPUID: Family: F, Model: B, Stepping: 1 Extended CPUID: Family: F, Model: 2B, Stepping: 1 CPUID String: 20FB1 Processor APIC: 0 Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ (Manchester) CPU Speed: 2211.46 (201.04 x ...
by mai9
Mon Oct 31, 2005 7:52 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: cheap-o simple quick solution
Replies: 7
Views: 2709

BrianE wrote:I love cheap innovations - I'd really like to see those pics. :)
yes, I do want the pictures too :) how much are the pictures? :P
by mai9
Tue Oct 18, 2005 2:18 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Dell X1 a fanless very quiet notebook computer.
Replies: 8
Views: 9418

Dell x1 is a rebrand Samsung Q30, which is good. Samsung makes a log of cool notebooks. Too bad Samsung USA don't want to bring them here. living in Spain I could buy both, and I chose a Dell X1. iirc the Q30 was only available with 30GB (dell X1 has 60GB as an option), but it had a wonderful gloss...
by mai9
Sun Oct 16, 2005 4:20 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Microsoft Ergonomic Natural Keyboard 4000
Replies: 35
Views: 20836

the non-detachable palm rest of the 4000 kinda turns me off :( Agreed, it's far too deep and pretty useless... and the latest research into avoiding RSI suggests that relying on a palm/wrist rest is actually pretty damaging to your tendons over an extended period of time. Al the palm/wrist rest can...
by mai9
Sat Oct 15, 2005 5:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What kind of wallpaper are you using?
Replies: 38
Views: 19044

I use this photo. I found it at flickr. I previously had this other photo from flickr aswell.
by mai9
Sat Oct 15, 2005 5:35 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Microsoft Ergonomic Natural Keyboard 4000
Replies: 35
Views: 20836

you're fast replying! Heh, yah. You can reprogram the Calculator button to launch your media player, like WinAmp, which is what I have mine set to, since I never use a calculator. well, that wouldn't be a problem as my media player (foobar2000) is always running ;) sometimes on pause hehe you can tr...
by mai9
Sat Oct 15, 2005 5:25 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Microsoft Ergonomic Natural Keyboard 4000
Replies: 35
Views: 20836

I'll probably buy one aswell (when they arrive to Spain). I currently use a previous incarnation of a Microsoft Natural keyboard and I want a volume key ;)

And I agree, the reverse tilt is great :)

btw, I can't visit your blog ;P (signature)
by mai9
Sun Aug 07, 2005 4:12 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Dell X1 a fanless very quiet notebook computer.
Replies: 8
Views: 9418

I also have a Dell X1 :mrgreen:

I don't know about the screen, mine looks good, not terribly good, but can be used :) my biggest complain is not that gets warm, it simply can't be touched after long periods of use :(
by mai9
Wed Jul 20, 2005 8:08 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman CNPS9500-LED Aero Flower Cooler delayed
Replies: 12
Views: 4301

teutonritter wrote:
Vulcan wrote:
winguy wrote:Hope they change the fan on it.
why?
At the lowest Fanmate setting, the fan is still audable, even though Zalman advertises it as "silent mode" :cry:
This happens with my 6000CU aswell