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by Straker
Tue Nov 15, 2005 5:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 192651

bah. logged in once yesterday, was getting like 6 turns every 20 mins, it died after a half hour. logged in just now to see my research and massive fleet both finished (two of the turns were 12 hours apart) and it broke again before I could start more research. :( at least I'm not still stuck at 3% ...
by Straker
Sun Oct 23, 2005 4:26 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New metallic TIM from TherMax Korea: HiFlux TIM HF-60110BT
Replies: 21
Views: 5123

Also, if you can't reach 65C without a heatsink, what do you need any TIM at all for? :D
by Straker
Sun Oct 23, 2005 4:11 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: RAM Cooling
Replies: 10
Views: 3451

In my experience, ram either starts out faulty or works. I have hardly seen any occasions where a ram stick that worked went faulty. Right, but if you find the best oc and tightest timings you can run with stably, then make them warmer, they're not gonna work. heh. edit: on that note, PPGMD, relaxi...
by Straker
Sat Oct 22, 2005 7:14 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New metallic TIM from TherMax Korea: HiFlux TIM HF-60110BT
Replies: 21
Views: 5123

I think my question has been missed in all of this: what happens if your CPU cannot reach 65° at all? Believe I already answered you, unless your CPU runs that cool without a heatsink. :shock: I read that review a few days ago so I don't remember clearly, but to be fair, I think he did mention that...
by Straker
Sat Oct 22, 2005 7:01 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Microsoft Ergonomic Natural Keyboard 4000
Replies: 35
Views: 20877

what other result did you expect - the subject and product both have "ergonomic" in the title, so most of the ensuing replies are relevant, and even here, most people don't care about quiet keyboards (not that I can fault you for that). :) edit: and a little more on topic, until someone makes a keyb...
by Straker
Sat Oct 22, 2005 6:51 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Olive oil ?
Replies: 39
Views: 18136

as others have said, mineral oil > vegetable oil also, HDDS ARE NOT SEALED HOLY CRAP BAD IDEA hope he has backups. You can get sealed/pressurized HDDs, but they cost more, not sure why (limited market, military/high altitude use only?), you'd think it'd actually be easier to make an airtight box tha...
by Straker
Sat Oct 22, 2005 6:38 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: RAM Cooling
Replies: 10
Views: 3451

heat spreaders do just that, spread, they're not very useful as heat sinks alone. RAM doesn't use much power though, a fan over your slots can help a lot, would at least be a free way of checking whether that's the problem.
by Straker
Sat Oct 22, 2005 11:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 192651

Tragus being blamed for that big jump in prestige that was actually due to neither divert nor pop from Tobias = grandest irony of all :D
by Straker
Sat Oct 22, 2005 12:52 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Microsoft Ergonomic Natural Keyboard 4000
Replies: 35
Views: 20877

crap, I was too busy to make an OT post before it was too late. sorry. That "QWERTY is bad because it was made to not jam!" stuff is bullshit. not jam != not fast Yes, it was arranged like that to prevent jamming. No, having chars that are frequently used together on opposite sides of the keyboard i...
by Straker
Wed Oct 19, 2005 6:14 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New metallic TIM from TherMax Korea: HiFlux TIM HF-60110BT
Replies: 21
Views: 5123

OP: How do you manage to get it above 65 degrees in the first place? Me: What's the point of buying special thermal compound if it doesn't go this high? ...if it hasn't melted in place yet, it probably won't work very well, and so your CPU should hit 65 degrees pretty quick. if it doesn't get that ...
by Straker
Wed Oct 19, 2005 6:02 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which metal dissipate heat more quickly: copper or Al ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2244

it's not so much that it's "better", because most heatsinks that are made in both Al/Cu and pure Cu models use the same design for both variants. if you do that, the pure Cu one will perform better. what aluminum does get you is a lot more surface area for the same mass, since it's so much less dens...
by Straker
Wed Oct 19, 2005 5:49 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: logitech mouse whine partial fix
Replies: 5
Views: 6444

logitech mouse whine partial fix

For 510s (and presumably all other mice using the same basic design): Leave the mouse plugged in. Open it up (three screws, two top one bottom, under the slits in the stickers) by taking off the top. Be careful with the wheel, since there are two springs (one to make it clicky when you rotate, one t...
by Straker
Sun Oct 16, 2005 9:38 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: TDP / power consumption: how does it relate to actual heat?
Replies: 8
Views: 3342

Re: TDP / power consumption: how does it relate to actual he

And no, a car's engine running at 300 horse power is NOT generating 300HP of friction heat. The power output from the engine is also being used to power electrical systems, and if all of it is being used to overcome friction, you wouldn't be able to listen to your pimped up stereo system with 1000W...
by Straker
Sun Oct 16, 2005 9:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 192651

Wasn't going to play this round, but after last round I saw how awesome a lot of the race-specific agents can be; at one point I had 50 reinforced cells, though I didn't do much with them (really!). I'm going to try focusing almost entirely on intelligence this entire round, so I can't really post m...
by Straker
Sun Oct 16, 2005 7:20 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Checksums don't match
Replies: 6
Views: 3699

assuming you have enough space, and aren't doing anything silly like constantly background defragging, try searching F@H forums other places? might be worth running scandisk etc too. I've never had problems with overclocking nor RAM (my old PC had 2x256mb and 1x512mb DIMMs, and at least one mismatch...
by Straker
Sun Oct 16, 2005 7:11 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Harddrives: Wattage and Effect on Heat Dissipation
Replies: 5
Views: 4449

wearing latex gloves would probably make more of a difference than switching drives. :)
by Straker
Sun Oct 16, 2005 7:02 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate 7200.9
Replies: 25
Views: 10099

Otherwise quite a few people will think you can translate decibels into bels and back. Blame whoever originally thought it was a good idea to refer to sound power in terms of bels instead of watts when dealing with electronics. Obviously the author screwed up pretty bad, but in most cases when peop...
by Straker
Sun Oct 16, 2005 6:12 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Unusually quiet Seagate 7200.7 made-in-China 80G HDD
Replies: 45
Views: 38820

er. isn't that the surface scan that these Seagates automatically do after a minute or two of idle? there's other threads on it here, I recall some people saying it went away after a couple months, don't remember if you can simply turn it off somehow. anyways, not what I'm here for. Just wanted to a...
by Straker
Sun Oct 16, 2005 5:15 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Shelf Life of Arctic Silver
Replies: 17
Views: 5145

just think for a sec, it's made to last basically forever sandwiched between two dissimilar materials at >50C, so it should be fine sitting in a drawer for 6 months. :P
by Straker
Sun Oct 16, 2005 5:01 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Modding & Cutting with Tin Snips
Replies: 93
Views: 162355

so this tool can cut perfect 120mm holes for the side...of the slk3700? with experience , sure, same as trying to cut fan holes with a Dremel, but at least if you screw up with a Dremel you won't have accidentally bent anything. this may well be mentioned in this thread but I'm already replying so ...
by Straker
Sun Oct 16, 2005 4:28 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Using TEC as a condensation-attractor in a sealed system???
Replies: 18
Views: 5866

vegetable oils will go rancid, you don't want that.


not sure what the point of all this extra work is, but if you're willing to put holes in exterior walls, you could just bury a bunch of copper pipe (or a big metal tank) underground, no need for fans/radiators etc.
by Straker
Sun Oct 16, 2005 3:48 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: TDP / power consumption: how does it relate to actual heat?
Replies: 8
Views: 3342

Think of it this way - most drives use 20-30W when spinning up, and almost all of that power goes into getting the drive up to 7200rpm (or whatever). Now, the drive's spinning at 7200rpm, you're still putting energy into it but it's not speeding up, so almost all of the 5-8W a drive uses at that poi...
by Straker
Sat Aug 13, 2005 5:43 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What's the problem with RAID 0?
Replies: 49
Views: 13482

noone has stated the obvious yet - unless you're only using onboard IDE/SATA ports, any solution will also very quickly be bottlenecked by PCI. hardware vs software on speed alone is pretty much a non-issue unless you're only using a few drives or are using PCI-X controllers. PCIe works too but good...
by Straker
Sat Aug 13, 2005 5:31 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Aluminum fans?
Replies: 11
Views: 3341

aluminum is just "known to resonate" because most cases made out of it are too light. :P

Evercools are pretty good, hard to mount them vertically because of weight though, and iirc they have solid corners. best to just lie them flat.
by Straker
Sat Aug 13, 2005 4:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice sought - home NAS configuration
Replies: 25
Views: 10271

just another voice in favor of software RAID. if you're doing this for a separate cheapo server, there's really no reason to drop $400+ on a decent card. only reasons I can think of for buying a hardware controller are for either a badass workstation (not that the checksumming is particularly taxing...
by Straker
Sat Aug 13, 2005 4:40 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Cooling X2 on a Neo2
Replies: 6
Views: 1848

remove cpu fan, use 120mm (38mm thick) panaflo + duct for exhaust?
by Straker
Thu Aug 04, 2005 5:42 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Anyone Folding With One Of These
Replies: 17
Views: 7452

i got the X2 4600+ a few days ago and it's folding right now .. although still one one core so far. Markus not sure exactly what you're saying - were you expecting it to use both by itself or something, and it's only using one? try running two copies. would be prudent to duplicate the folder first,...
by Straker
Thu Aug 04, 2005 5:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The long, long arm of US Law Enforcement
Replies: 36
Views: 20597

It is not legal to sell marijuana in Canada (unless for medical purposes, and then it is regulated). Since when do the British and the Swiss not abide by international copyright infringement laws? These claims are mostly urban legend and have no basis in fact. whoa. read again? maybe "these" claims...
by Straker
Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 192651

whoops, almost forgot about SR. only a day late tho. :)
by Straker
Wed Jul 20, 2005 7:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 192651

yeah, haven't been here in a few weeks. a forum for us would be nice, I've allied with or at least refrained from attacking everyone I knew to be from SPCR out of principle.