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by hvengel
Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASUS Z87-Deluxe fake 4-pin headers & other fan control info
Replies: 53
Views: 121236

Re: ASUS Z87-Deluxe fake 4-pin headers & other fan control i

... I believe most fans could be controlled with the help of lm_sensors in Linux in theory. Which bring me to a few other questions (hope some other Linux-users could answer). AFAIK, there's no ready-made fan-controlling daemons available (I don't mind, but on the other hand neither need a GUI). or...
by hvengel
Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is AMD Doomed?
Replies: 62
Views: 15980

One issue that wasn't discussed in that op-ed was the incredible bad timing of the ATi purchase. Just as they needed to focus on getting the new chips out the door, they shot themselves in the foot by adding all the distractions and finance issues that come from a consolidating purchase. But long t...
by hvengel
Fri Mar 30, 2007 8:10 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD Barcelona = Phenom
Replies: 77
Views: 31050

Don't expect any availabity in 2008 though. They will have small scale production going on sure, but big OEM will swallow everything first 2-3 months. So better prediction on barcelona would be 2009 :? barcelona will be out around september or maybe this summer... Something to note about something ...
by hvengel
Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:23 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Low watt cards?
Replies: 8
Views: 3327

Linux boxes (and other Unix like systems) are often used as servers and are almost always run headless (IE, without video hardware). But you may need to search for a motherboard that will post without a video card. This should not be too difficult to find. You will likely need a vid card to get the ...
by hvengel
Sat Jun 24, 2006 1:34 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Thermalright HR-05 or Jing Ting JTS-0005 (;JTS-0006) ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3690

Some motherboards will limit your choices. Most motherboards with Nforce 4 SLI NB chips will have the NB located right under the location of the first video card slot and of the three heatsinks talked about in this thread only the Chipforce cooler will work. My motherboard had a passive heatsink tha...
by hvengel
Sat Jun 24, 2006 12:59 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Silencing in Linux -- what Vcore/fanspeed software?
Replies: 15
Views: 9687

Changing the kernel code so that you can specify the fid and/or vid is not hard. All of the code is isolated in a single file that has perhaps 500 lines of code. But you do have to know how to program at least a little and you will also have to redo the changes everytime you upgrade your kernel. I u...
by hvengel
Tue Jun 13, 2006 1:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Orientation of SI-120 on MB
Replies: 1
Views: 963

It does not matter.
by hvengel
Fri May 12, 2006 5:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Age distribution on SPCR?
Replies: 47
Views: 22716

...Most old people I know, have no understanding of computers (both hardware and software). ... I know both young and old who know nothing about computers. I also know some old folks who have forgotten more about computers then most on these forums wll ever know and still know way more than they ha...
by hvengel
Fri May 12, 2006 4:09 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Tiny, Silent and Efficient: The picoPSU
Replies: 142
Views: 222269

I think after this review a lot more SPCR users may be switching to PicoPSU units. A couple of downsides which put me off them: 1) Good luck finding a 12V AC/DC brick >100W without a fan. 2) Good luck finding a 12V AC/DC brick >100W for less than £40 here in the UK. 3) a picoPSU + AC/DC brick will...
by hvengel
Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:58 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooling an AMD X2 3800; Third Party vs. New Fan?
Replies: 20
Views: 6682

I have a 4800+ and ran the stock cooler for a while. I have since replaced it with an SI-120 with a Yate loon fan and it runs about 10C cooler and is significantly less noisy. So the stock cooler is better than I had expected but not nearly as good as the better after market coolers.
by hvengel
Fri Feb 24, 2006 11:17 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Matrox Extio F1400
Replies: 7
Views: 2888

This is a no brainer because: 1. You would still have to buy the computer for this solution to work. So it is actually more expensive. 2. Gaming is a no go with this solution. 3. Matrox Linux support for their current GPUs sucks. This is a show stopper for me and other Linux users. 4. This solution ...
by hvengel
Tue Feb 07, 2006 3:29 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Katana
Replies: 6
Views: 2312

Re: Scythe Katana

newbie q--looking for light, quiet heat sink for 4800x cpu. Schythe Katana seems to fill this bill. BUT, katana specifications include: "Athlon 64 and Athlon 64FX(all speeds) socket 754" and "Opteron socket 939 (all speeds)". Katana specs fail to include "Athlon 64x socket 939. does this ommission ...
by hvengel
Fri Feb 03, 2006 4:46 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Cool'n'quiet with ECS RS480-M, X2 CPU
Replies: 7
Views: 2873

X2 perhaps with some motherboards can have problems with C'n'Q. I have not been able to get it to work with my 4800. I mostly run Linux and when I was still running a 3500 Winchester I noticed some stability problems that started with kernel 2.6.12 which was the first kernel to have full support for...
by hvengel
Fri Feb 03, 2006 4:11 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: X2 4800 - CPU Cooler
Replies: 15
Views: 4124

I have a ThermalRight SI-120 on my 4800. It may not be as good as the Ninja by a very small margin. But it is very light for it's cooling capacity and will fit almost any motheboard. This reduced my CPU temps compaired to the stock heat sink by 10C using a Yate Loon fan.
by hvengel
Mon Jan 30, 2006 5:02 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Graphics Card Thermal Power Dissipation
Replies: 14
Views: 4912

Unclocking has a linear affect on GPU power consumption. Cut the clock freq in half and the GPU will consume half as much power.

Under volting is non-linear and has a bigger affect on power consumption.
by hvengel
Mon Jan 30, 2006 4:22 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: cooling oil DIY project
Replies: 2
Views: 1366

Radio operators use a device called a "dummy load" as a substitute for an antenna for tuning and testing. This is used when they need to run their transmitters but do not want the signal to end up on the air. For high power rigs this is typically a large 50 ohm resister that is placed in a 1 gallon ...
by hvengel
Mon Jan 30, 2006 3:53 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Need a recommended Motherboard for X2 4600+
Replies: 16
Views: 4380

I like to have fan speed controls in the BIOS. Since I am a Linux user this means that I don't need to be concerned about the motherboard vendor giving me a Windows only solution. Of course there is a fan speed control utility in lm-sensors and it should work with any motherboard that allows softwar...
by hvengel
Sun Jan 22, 2006 1:39 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: TV tuner - signal strength - advice?
Replies: 2
Views: 1301

Spliting the signal will reduce its strength. I don't think you need to worry about the TV tuner having a strong enough signal. But you do need to be concerned about your cable modem since these need a much stronger signal than does a TV tuner. The cable modems normally have a 20db range of signal s...
by hvengel
Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:21 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: NEW AMD stock cooler with 4 heatpipes and swapable 80mm fan!
Replies: 21
Views: 8493

Yes that is the unit that comes with the X2s now. At least it is the same as the unit that came with my 4800. Had it on my machine for a while. Not too bad but it is a little noiser at full speed than I would like. It does really need to run full speed when the processor (at least a 4800) is fully l...
by hvengel
Sat Dec 24, 2005 11:27 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AGP AMD64 board
Replies: 13
Views: 4756

I just finished a build of a X2 machine. I tried to find AGP boards locally because I did not want to send money on a PCI-E video card. Like you I was happy with my AGP card and didn't need anything high powered. I did not find anything that worked up to my expectations. Went through and returned 4 ...
by hvengel
Tue Dec 20, 2005 5:22 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: A motherboard to last 4-5 years
Replies: 55
Views: 16213

snip On the other hand, I emerge Gentoo (stable) updates almost daily. snip The original topic was choosing a motherboard and from that angle, once socket 939 is picked, I don't think most motherboards care whether I go with a 3200+ or an X2 4800+ or Opteron 175. It's mostly a matter of BIOS at tha...
by hvengel
Sat Jul 30, 2005 11:22 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: AMD 4200+ Dual core on Foxconn Motherboard - no SMP.
Replies: 8
Views: 2872

Are you sure that your BIOS supports dual core? I know that on my mother board I would have to upgrade my BIOS to get this to work.
by hvengel
Wed Jun 15, 2005 1:32 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Does a 754 CPU consume less power than a 939 ?
Replies: 10
Views: 4061

I read some where that the dual channel memory controller on the 939/940 pin chips increases power consumption on the order of 5 watts over the single channel memory controller. Need to keep in mind that on all other CPUs the memory controller is on anther chip that also has other fuctions and typic...
by hvengel
Sat Apr 23, 2005 10:24 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Dual-core Athlon64 and HyperThreading (???)
Replies: 11
Views: 6649

The dual-core Athlon 64 will handle two threads each thread using three pipes. The single-core P4 handles two threads using one pipe per thread. The Extreme dual-core P4 will handle four threads with 1 pipe per thread, the other dual-core P4s two threads with two pipes per thread. As an AMD fan, I ...
by hvengel
Sun Apr 17, 2005 4:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Planned 15dbA Athlon 3500+ system
Replies: 13
Views: 3785

Heat pipes are phase change devices. So yes they have reviewed a butt load of them.
by hvengel
Sun Apr 17, 2005 4:44 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Opteron DualCore Sneak-Peek, single CBI screenshot...
Replies: 14
Views: 7576

AFAIK hyperthreading lets two threads use parts of the core simultaneously (but not the same part). As far as the application is concerned dual-core should be no different to an HT processor; it leaves Windows to schedule the threads. But I'm not 100% on this. This is correct. Intels HT is basicall...
by hvengel
Tue Apr 12, 2005 8:22 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: CrystalCPUID: User Configurable Cool 'n' Quiet
Replies: 106
Views: 85113

I have been using this on Windows since shortly after getting my amd64 machine. I have a Abit AV8 which is a VIA board. Have not had any problems with and I like being able to undervolt. On the Linux side with later kernels Q'n'Q fuctionality is built right into the kernel. No need for a third party...
by hvengel
Fri Apr 08, 2005 12:20 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Heat rises is a MYTH!
Replies: 41
Views: 12298

Silly question; but you have insulated the outside of your pipe? This is just what I was thinking. As was pointed out by another poster if the aluminum tube is not insulated the air just outside of the tube will get almost half of the heat. You need for the temp of the exiting air to be as high as ...
by hvengel
Wed Apr 06, 2005 7:21 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Folding@Home applet for KDE
Replies: 2
Views: 1806

There are basically two ways you can install this. One is to download the source code and then to configure, make and make install. The other is to install using the RPM file which is a binary file. But the RPM is for SuSE Linux so you probably should not use it. So that leaves you with building fro...
by hvengel
Wed Apr 06, 2005 6:43 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Tom's review of the new Pentium Dual Core CPU's...
Replies: 22
Views: 6396

I thought that the review was a little short on information about the amd dual/quad core technology and how that compared to what intel is about to offer. I find it interesting that Intel is going dual core with desktop processors first and amd is aiming at the server/workstation market with thier i...