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by Conroy
Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AC S1-S2
Replies: 5
Views: 2328

Dear Sir, Please be aware that the VGA card's warranty will be invalid if you replace VGA cooler by yourself. Palit uses own designed VGA cooler and do not certify other brands DIY cooler. Therefore, we can not assure if the specific cooler is compatible or not. Thanks for your understanding in adv...
by Conroy
Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Hal W. Hardenbergh (Felger Carbon) died - RIP
Replies: 35
Views: 84103

I'm very sorry to hear this. FC's posts were always very informative and I especially enjoyed his fan tests.
by Conroy
Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:20 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: gigabyte's p35-ds3 line...
Replies: 77
Views: 41267

On my P35-ds3p board, fan control settings are under the PC Health Status menu, NOT the M.I.T. menu.

The two options are smart fan control method and smart fan control mode
by Conroy
Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:13 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New project Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS4
Replies: 4
Views: 2500

Hi! I have never removed heatsinks from the motherboard before and I have no idea whether it would help, but if you do, I don't think AS5 will be sufficient to keep the heatsinks from falling off after you remount them. You probably need to use some sort of thermal adhesive like arctic alumina or ar...
by Conroy
Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:32 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Rate my PC build
Replies: 13
Views: 5147

If you don't already own the sound card, I'd try the motherboard's on board sound before buying one. They have gotten pretty good.

Hmm that's about all I have to say
by Conroy
Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: ?? About Windows File and Folder Names
Replies: 11
Views: 2850

Re: ?? About Windows File and Folder Names

At we have tons of servers. One is for documents. There is a folder for each acronym, with many sub folders and files at many different levels below it. One massive hierarchy. My question is - I would like to put all the file and folder names into an Excel spreadsheet. What would really be great is...
by Conroy
Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:12 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AC Accelero S1 is the BEST cooler for 8800GT / ATI38?0 cards
Replies: 221
Views: 128145

I agree I intended to go with the turbo module as well, but the temps were so much lower than stock even without a fan directly on it that I didn't bother, so I think any single fan directly on the heat sink should be fine. I did put a nexus 92mm into the bottom intake area of my solo as a compromise.
by Conroy
Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:00 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New quiet HTPC/Gaming/Workstation
Replies: 15
Views: 6827

Yeah, most of these 3870s are actually the same thing. There are a few with custom coolers that you might want to look at; I keep hearing rumors of passive 3870s coming out as well. What are you planning to do with the third slipstream? You should need at most one fanmate, since the board will give ...
by Conroy
Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:48 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ga-p35-ds3p trouble recovering from sleep?
Replies: 48
Views: 20845

Oops, I must have turned off the subscription for this thread by mistake, since I never got notified that it was being responded to. I did find sort of a resolution for this issue, but it was no good for me: http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.aspx?catid=29&threadid=2087030 In short, the problem...
by Conroy
Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:28 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low Power, Low Noise, High Performance
Replies: 15
Views: 5801

I'm glad it worked out! I'll have to remember that the motherboard can cause something like that. there's still too much randomness in computer building, I guess.

I think people might be excited to know that you have an accelero you don't need, by the way..
by Conroy
Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:34 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: E8400 is amazing!
Replies: 105
Views: 47175

For completeness, I did some more tests to compare power usage at my 24/7 settings of 3.0 Ghz/1.0375v. I don't know if anyone cares, but here it is :) 70 watts idle 98 watts w/ prime 95 running 154 watts max w/ Folding@Home and World in Conflict playing at the same time (CD not spinning) I'm not 100...
by Conroy
Thu Feb 28, 2008 6:48 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU Cooling Help !!
Replies: 2
Views: 1461

Logically, since heat rises, you want air to come in somewhere near the bottom, go through the computer, then leave somewhere near the top. What kind of case do you have? Usually, cases have vents at the front in the bottom and in back near the top, so you'd put point the rear fan outwards and the f...
by Conroy
Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:11 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Build a Better Waffle....
Replies: 10
Views: 3107

Waffle mods? I love this site
by Conroy
Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:27 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: best dx10 card with no fan?
Replies: 8
Views: 3341

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814134035

but a lot of people here don't like ECS
by Conroy
Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Where [can I find an Accelero S1 rev 2]????
Replies: 7
Views: 2497

ugh out of stock again
It was definitely in stock when I posted.

It goes in and out of stock there a lot; you might want to sign up for email notification. When I bought mine, it was in stock for only about 5 minutes.
by Conroy
Mon Feb 25, 2008 9:30 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Where [can I find an Accelero S1 rev 2]????
Replies: 7
Views: 2497

newegg

by Conroy
Sun Feb 24, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New quiet HTPC/Gaming/Workstation
Replies: 15
Views: 6827

As you can see in my sig, I have a similar system. I let the bios control my CPU fan (s-flex), and it generally runs at around 500-600rpm, so your 800rpm CPU should be fine. I just didn't see any disadvantage to getting the faster fan and letting it run slower. I use a 1200rpm slipstream exhaust@7v,...
by Conroy
Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:12 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte P35 heatsinks? E? RAM?
Replies: 4
Views: 2321

A) I don't know, I got the DS3P because of the pipes but have no experience with the others... B) http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=3206 Here's an anandtech review of "Dynamic Energy Saving", which is the main difference with the new boards. I didn't get much from that review, but maybe you...
by Conroy
Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:21 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: My first PC build-Not quiet enough-WHY!!antec solo case etc
Replies: 15
Views: 5904

viewtopic.php?t=46476
and Earthwatts 380 is $35
Newegg has deals on earthwatts very often

Have you listened to different parts of your computer to see which is the noisiest?
by Conroy
Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:36 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Q6600 $200
Replies: 0
Views: 1240

Q6600 $200

If you live near a Microcenter, they are having a sale on processors until 2/27.

Q6600 $200
E2160 $60
E4500 $100
by Conroy
Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:01 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: E8400 is amazing!
Replies: 105
Views: 47175

Well, I decided to see if I could get up to 4ghz with this chip, and here are my results: First, I did a day of memtest86 at 400fsb, 6:5 DDR2 speed to make sure my ram could run >900 Mhz. I had to adjust memory timings from 5-4-4-12 to 5-5-5-18 to get the computer to boot. Then I did a day of foldin...
by Conroy
Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: GA-p35-DS3x northbridge too hot?
Replies: 24
Views: 11816

all the "D" models from gigabyte are ultra durable. Gigabyte says the DS3L is "ultra durable" while the DS3R and DS3P have "Ultra Durable 2". I'm not sure what the difference is, but the DS3P has a pipe between 2 heat sinks. The "ultra durable 2" marketing description also has more fancy pictures t...
by Conroy
Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:50 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How many fans is too many?
Replies: 23
Views: 5383

The Accelero S1 Rev B appears to be out of stock virtually everywhere. This includes Newegg, where all my other parts are coming from, and their ETA is March 4th.. that's a long time. You could always get the ECS 8800gt which includes an accelero s1 and lets you keep your warranty. http://www.neweg...
by Conroy
Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:30 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: gigabyte's p35-ds3 line...
Replies: 77
Views: 41267

I've used speedfan with my 3-pin fans also, but I've only used it a little while testing my temperatures to get a consistent fan speed. I haven't yet figured out how to use speedfan to do your more sophisticated controlling, but from the basic operations that are supported, it should be possible... ...
by Conroy
Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:08 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: which software to use to monitor CPU temp
Replies: 17
Views: 5046

I think Everest is worth the price, but it would just be another toy for me to play with

yamaha - HWMonitor is still free
by Conroy
Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:33 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: which software to use to monitor CPU temp
Replies: 17
Views: 5046

I like HWMonitor too. I have that on all the time now

I tried Everest recently and I like that, but I haven't decided whether I would use it enough to buy it
by Conroy
Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: gigabyte's p35-ds3 line...
Replies: 77
Views: 41267

Yeah, I think you'll have to use something like speedfan to get more control of the fans
by Conroy
Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What? Can't load Bios?
Replies: 15
Views: 3699

I'd say you were right to RMA as well, unless you didn't hook up all of the power connections as Dutchmm mentioned.

I've found many reports of DS3L's with old bios being able to boot with the chip, and none of the converse

My own DS3P booted with an old bios with no problems..
by Conroy
Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:13 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi P7K500
Replies: 18
Views: 12867

I have an Antec P150, i wanna buy a P7K500 250GB model; in your opinion, is it necessary to cool it down with front 90mm fans, or can i avoid install them? I'm not sure how cool we want to keep drives (can anyone answer this?), but the P7k500 500gb in my Solo stayed below 38 degrees when I had no f...
by Conroy
Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:54 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire 3850 SILENT Heatpipe 512MB
Replies: 89
Views: 42033

sorry for going off topic

likwidsh0k wrote:I got a bonus I was unaware of Neverwinter Nights 2 which I was stoked about until I read it is a turd of a game lol.
I don't think it's that bad of a game, and 82% on metacritics and gamerankings is pretty decent, if you like that kind of game :)