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by charger2000
Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Xonar HDAV1.3 Deluxe: Asus HTPC sound card does Everything
Replies: 68
Views: 31795

As far as I know the 48x0 series is capable of outputting these formats as downsampled PCM after they have been decoded, but not bitstreaming. I cite the many posts on AVS forum in my support, as they seemed pretty sure it could not do it (this is why there is a 150 page thread in support of the HD...
by charger2000
Sat Nov 29, 2008 4:30 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Why not any Cooler Master reviews ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2682

Why not any Cooler Master reviews ?

These PS are now very popular, and I'm very curios to know something more, especially about the Silent Pro series

Nik
by charger2000
Sat Nov 29, 2008 12:28 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec Fusion Remote Max
Replies: 39
Views: 19478

I'm a bit disappointed not to see a normal HD in the test, an SSD drive it's absolutely not representative for heat

:?
by charger2000
Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:34 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fusion Max -- ATX version of Antec Fusion is coming
Replies: 156
Views: 111058

I'm a little perplexed about the HDD cooling in this case, the soft, rubber mount isolates the HD from the case, good for the noise/vibration, but very bad for the heat, is there any fan or whatsoever to cool down the HDDs ?

Nik
by charger2000
Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:11 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Computex '08: Asus Eee stuff & Xonar HDAV1.3 a/v card
Replies: 11
Views: 11039

a note on the Asus Xonar, it's not a dual HDMI output, but an input and an output, HDMI loop from the main VGA
by charger2000
Fri Nov 02, 2007 3:18 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus EN8600GT OC GEAR graphics card
Replies: 10
Views: 7475

the "Discuss" link at the end of the review, points to another thread !

:wink:
by charger2000
Mon Jul 23, 2007 6:09 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung SyncMaster 931BW
Replies: 32
Views: 27373

Hi, forgive me but I don't get the point in an LCD review on SPCR

:?

Nik
by charger2000
Thu Jul 05, 2007 2:33 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which CPU cooler option should I go with?
Replies: 8
Views: 3098

beware on setting at 5v or 7v the stock fan, on heavy tasks the cooling won't be enough.
I won't go under 9v

Nik
by charger2000
Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:03 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Mini Ninja spotted
Replies: 106
Views: 75511

actually I was thinking about the Overture or the NSK2400
by charger2000
Sat Apr 14, 2007 12:59 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Mini Ninja spotted
Replies: 106
Views: 75511

I don't know if it'll fit in a slim Antec case, maybe the Noctua NH-U9F will
by charger2000
Fri Apr 06, 2007 5:06 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Recommended Fans page
Replies: 146
Views: 146230

by charger2000
Fri Mar 16, 2007 4:34 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: can a E6600 be passively cooled (no o.c.) ??
Replies: 7
Views: 3061

IMHO si not necessarely, I have an E6600 with a Noctua NH-U9F with the fan at 5v (16-17db ?), so it's NOT audible

:?
by charger2000
Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:57 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel P965: Unable to boot from IDE-CD?
Replies: 10
Views: 4341

sorry but it's not the way you've described I have installed XP on many different P/G965 MBs, you do not need any IDE driver to install XP, but you need the AHCI driver if the HDD (SATA) are configured so in the BIOS, otherwise if the HDD is set to IDE compatibility you won't need any driver at all ...
by charger2000
Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:15 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: abit NF-M2 nView
Replies: 282
Views: 196915

rei wrote:Just those from Plextor that cost 3-4x their IDE counterparts.
there are from Samsung too, approx 20% more

:)
by charger2000
Thu Dec 07, 2006 11:49 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD SE16 WD4000KS loud !
Replies: 0
Views: 1401

WD SE16 WD4000KS loud !

Just to report that the 400GB model of the SE16 line is NOT quiet as the 500GB model (actually I never heard the 500GB, but SPCR docet...). I was looking for an alternative to put inside the Scyhte box, infact the vibrations of the Samsung 401LJ creates big resonances, but in idle, lied on a soft pi...
by charger2000
Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:52 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Fan Round-Up #2: 120mm Fans
Replies: 189
Views: 154274

Very good job Noctua ;), now I'm curious to hear (...) the 8cm model, NF-R8-1800.

The grommets was reported as "firm", are they good enough or too rigid ?

And of course good review as usual

:)

P.S. on page 2 there are 2 pics of the rear of the Nexus fan instead of rear and front
by charger2000
Tue Nov 14, 2006 1:19 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: The First SPCR Fan Round-Up
Replies: 44
Views: 38061

Mats wrote:
charger2000 wrote:
Felger Carbon wrote: Somebody else is using PWM to control his fan speed! :lol:
Hey! Get an analog controller! :wink:
the fans was directly connected to the MB fan controller of an Intel DG965WH :wink:
AFAIK all mobo fan headers use PWM, and so did yours unless you used 12 V only.
OK, good to know :)
by charger2000
Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:10 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: The First SPCR Fan Round-Up
Replies: 44
Views: 38061

...on the 120 models, ALL Scythe clicks, the SFF21D 800rpm, the SFF21E 1.200rpm, and even the old model DFS122512LU...Nik Somebody else is using PWM to control his fan speed! :lol: Hey! Get an analog controller! :wink: the fans was directly connected to the MB fan controller of an Intel DG965WH :wi...
by charger2000
Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:12 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: The First SPCR Fan Round-Up
Replies: 44
Views: 38061

very good and "scientific" review, as usual ... But, I'd like to see (hear?) : - EBM Papst - YS-tech - Coolermaster - Noctua - Coolink - Scyhte new Minebea I perfectly agree, but I know you don't need it ..:wink: , the Nexus vibrates alot, but it's not easy to find an alternative. Little spoiler on ...
by charger2000
Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:20 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: MSI NX7600GT-T2D256EZ, will fit on an Intel DG965WH ?
Replies: 1
Views: 2074

BTW it will NOT collide... ;), the heatsink is very close to the northbridge heatsink, but it fits perfectly
:)
by charger2000
Fri Oct 20, 2006 10:41 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Optimal temp for my conroe?
Replies: 6
Views: 3221

yes, I would care only about the max temp, if using the stock cooler the temp is around 70°, with a Ninja it should be some deg below

:)

P.S. obviously with a different MB you'll get a different read

P.P.S. using TAT AND Orthos, the max temp is 72° :twisted:
by charger2000
Fri Oct 20, 2006 11:39 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Optimal temp for my conroe?
Replies: 6
Views: 3221

A couple of days ago I did some testing on an Intel DG965WH with an E6600, stock cooler, the idle temp is around 42° and the max temp is around 70°.
Please use TAT to find out your maximum temp:
http://xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=115390

the DL link is in the first row

:)
by charger2000
Thu Oct 12, 2006 12:41 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus 7600GT Passive vs MSI 7900GS Passive
Replies: 2
Views: 2962

well you can compare the two VGA performances here:
http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphics. ... &chart=196

and the power consumption here:
http://techreport.com/reviews/2006q3/ge ... dex.x?pg=9

Spoiler... :wink:

the 7900GS is a winner ! :D
by charger2000
Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: MSI NX7600GT-T2D256EZ, will fit on an Intel DG965WH ?
Replies: 1
Views: 2074

MSI NX7600GT-T2D256EZ, will fit on an Intel DG965WH ?

I was wondering if the heatsink on the back of the card will collide with the big heatsink of the NB.

HERE there's a review of the card on an Intel D975XBX, I can't read German but it seems to collide.

Some direct experience ?

:)
by charger2000
Tue Sep 19, 2006 6:17 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Shuttle X100 Complete SFF PC
Replies: 24
Views: 22345

I'm VERY curious to know something more on noise and vibration about the SB35 7200.2 Seagate series

Nik
by charger2000
Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:55 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How can I read rpms at 7v ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2370

no, the MB reads the rpms at 5v, so it must read them at 7v.
I'll play with the voltmeter, trying to avoid short circuits... :roll:

:)
by charger2000
Wed Sep 13, 2006 4:07 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How can I read rpms at 7v ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2370

yes I have that too, but how can I be sure that the output is 7v, with a voltmeter to place on the exit, but with a load ?

:)
by charger2000
Wed Sep 13, 2006 2:31 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How can I read rpms at 7v ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2370

How can I read rpms at 7v ?

I have a simple adapter from 12v to 7v, it even has the third wire for techimeter reading but..., I can't read the rpms of any fans on any MB. I was thinking that the 12v to 7v adapter using the black wire (ground) to get the 5v (+12 + 5 = 7), can't provide the ground for the tachimeter reading. Sor...
by charger2000
Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:57 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: K9NGM2-FID or M2NPV-VM
Replies: 12
Views: 8357

I've just build an "experimental" PC/HTPC based on the M2NPV-VM, and frankly yes, it's buggy, it doesn't give me the right feeling, I have to do some more testing, but I don't like all those red and yellow signs under System Events, too many for a freshly installed OS (WMCE 2005), I'm curios to get ...
by charger2000
Tue Jul 25, 2006 3:28 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan, PSU and CPU cooler For ANTEC SOLO
Replies: 2
Views: 1867

you have posted in the wrong section of the forum... ;)