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by Slaugh
Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New build, and some weird issues I'm trying to figure out...
Replies: 2
Views: 869

Re: New build, and some weird issues I'm trying to figure ou

It could be a case of something doesn't play well with another piece of hardware. If you have multiple 16x PCI-E sockets then you could try moving the graphics card to another slot and repeat. Do you still have the old hardware that you replaced to test against? I still have the Radeon, but it has ...
by Slaugh
Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New build, and some weird issues I'm trying to figure out...
Replies: 2
Views: 869

New build, and some weird issues I'm trying to figure out...

Hi there, I just finished rebuilding my system which was watercooled in the past with a Zalman LQ-1000 (more details in this thread ). The only changes I made were the following: 1) Switched to a Fractal Define R4 case, moved the 2 Fractal stock fans to the front and set them at 5V, the installed a ...
by Slaugh
Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Going back to air cooling, need a VERY quiet case now
Replies: 5
Views: 2446

Re: Going back to air cooling, need a VERY quiet case now

Is this compartment well ventilated? It would be a shame to build a great silent/well cooled PC and then have it bake/be noisy due to it's placement. Yes it is, but when I fist got that desk a few years ago, I had to make a few modifications to improve airflow. The back of the compartment is now co...
by Slaugh
Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:08 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Going back to air cooling, need a VERY quiet case now
Replies: 5
Views: 2446

Going back to air cooling, need a VERY quiet case now

Hi there, It's been a while since I've posted on SPCR... I'm currently in the process of changing some parts of my current setup, and most of all, going back from watercooling to air cooling. I need some advices to get a very quiet case with decent airflow, which will replace a heavily modded Zalman...
by Slaugh
Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Merry Christmas and a happy new year.
Replies: 21
Views: 4362

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by Slaugh
Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stability ... Windows "rot" or hardware problem?
Replies: 7
Views: 2418

This could be a faulty RAM or a defective HDD... Start to test your hard drive with the tool provided by its manufacturer, then test your RAM with memtest86. C:\Windows\System32\Config\System is part of the registry and deals with hardware settings. An error occurred while the system attempted to wr...
by Slaugh
Sun Sep 16, 2007 12:04 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: ATI x1800 XT Cooler
Replies: 2
Views: 1221

Have you considered the Zalman VF900-Cu? I used the VF900-Cu on a X1800-XT card and it ended up to be quiet and effective, even at its slowest speed. It comes with a Fanmate which lets you change the RPM easily.
by Slaugh
Sat Aug 18, 2007 7:25 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How much power would my computer consume?
Replies: 6
Views: 2029

aaa wrote:If you get one without an LCD it might end up being cheaper too.
You're telling me it's possible to find a laptop without a LCD screen? :?
by Slaugh
Sat Aug 18, 2007 7:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Samsung 244T - Opinions?
Replies: 3
Views: 1799

Behardware has a review of the Samsung 244T and it was compared to the Dell 2407WFP.

24 inches: The Dell 2407WFP vs. the Samsung 244T


There's also a review of the Samsung 245B on the same site.
by Slaugh
Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:13 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 45 nm Intel Wolfdale ES tested
Replies: 1
Views: 1111

Here's an english article: http://www.hardspell.com/english/doc/showcont.asp?news_id=1161 http://www.hardspell.com/pic/2007/8/6/1a945f8f-8423-4a48-98cd-66b37826c84c4501200.jpg New 45nmHigh-K Wolfdale, the transistors added 40% but the power consumption reduced 28% and the temperature also decreased....
by Slaugh
Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:01 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: are you satisfied with the noise level of your system?
Replies: 58
Views: 27816

I'm quite satisfied with my desktop system. The only fan I use is an undervolted Nexus, the CPU and GPU are watercooled passively. The only thing that is making noise is the HDD, but it's not that bad. Oh, and the subwoofer is humming too, but I can turn this one off... It's a different story for my...
by Slaugh
Sat Aug 04, 2007 11:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hard Faults?
Replies: 1
Views: 1786

From another thread : A hard fault (also known as a page fault) occurs when the page of the referenced address is no longer in physical memory and has been swapped out or is available from a backing file on disk. It is not an error . However, a high number of hard faults may explain the slow respons...
by Slaugh
Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Western Digital My Book help
Replies: 14
Views: 3845

http://www.hiren.info/downloads/data-re ... rd-drive/1

Most of the tools described in this article come with Hiren's Boot CD 9.1. The Ultimate Boot CD has a few helpful tools too.

I used Restorer Pro a few times with success, but this one isn't free.
by Slaugh
Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Formatting large hard disk
Replies: 2
Views: 1538

Yes, you need at least the Service Pack 1 to get the 48 bit LBA support in Windows XP.
by Slaugh
Mon Jun 18, 2007 4:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Monster heatsink with a 30cm fan
Replies: 11
Views: 3766

Monster heatsink with a 30cm fan

A huge heatsink was unveiled at Computex. It's huge! It uses a 30cm fan and "10" heatpipes! :shock:

akihabaranews has a few images of that monster. Here's one:

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by Slaugh
Mon May 28, 2007 10:19 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 1000W power supplies
Replies: 22
Views: 11626

There's a good article on real power consumption and 1000/1200 Watts power supply @ BeHardware . Before moving on, let’s touch on the arguments of the above two manufacturers. With Enermax, there was a configuration with a consumption of 933 watts. Based on a Quad Opteron system, it had the specif...
by Slaugh
Tue May 15, 2007 11:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What was your first computer?
Replies: 65
Views: 23618

My first computer was also a Commodore VIC-20. It used a MOS 6502 CPU @ 1MHz, had only 5 KB of RAM (but only 3.5 KB available), and came with a very slow tape drive (Commodore 1530 Datassette. But hey, it was enough to run pac-man! :) My next computer was a Commodore 64. Much better! :D
by Slaugh
Tue May 15, 2007 10:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Amusing computer related names
Replies: 45
Views: 18893

MCSE:

Minesweeper Consultant and Solitaire Expert
by Slaugh
Tue May 15, 2007 10:44 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 2900XT power consumption
Replies: 8
Views: 4172

Matbe has an interesting article on the Radeon HD2900XT (translated) . Power consumption: http://www.matbe.com/images/biblio/art_ati-r600-radeon-hd2900xt/000000056969.png Temperatures: http://www.matbe.com/images/biblio/art_ati-r600-radeon-hd2900xt/000000056971.png Noise levels: http://www.matbe.co...
by Slaugh
Tue May 15, 2007 10:25 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Do watercooled PCs need exhaust fans?
Replies: 7
Views: 3278

Keep in mind that the most sensitive component of your computer is the hard disk. One of my friends had a Western Digital that was operating at 55°C+ and it crashed after only one year of use. I like to keep my hard disk as cool as possible, and even if my GPU and CPU are watercooled, I'm using a c...
by Slaugh
Mon May 07, 2007 9:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Intel/nVidia vs. AMD/ATI?
Replies: 2
Views: 1594

Intel/nVidia vs. AMD/ATI?

I was waiting for this one... Nvidia reportedly to trade technology for cooperation with Intel Nvidia plans to release some of its graphics processor unit (GPU) technology to Intel in exchange for cooperation with the chip giant, according to sources at motherboard makers. Nvidia has had discussions...
by Slaugh
Sat Apr 28, 2007 10:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Optimus Keyboard + "Transformers"
Replies: 32
Views: 10922

From engadget : http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.engadget.com/media/2007/03/cebit07-optimus-maximus.jpg Optimus Maximus gets price and date After some OLED display supply issues and a few setbacks, it looks like Lebedev and company have finally settled on a launch date and price for the king of key...
by Slaugh
Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:55 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Another quiet Nexus product....a frizzbee!
Replies: 5
Views: 2773

by Slaugh
Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:51 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800 Ultra to have new cooler
Replies: 11
Views: 3796

Here are the specifications of the Geforce 8800GTX and Geforce 8800 Ultra. The Geforce 8800 Ultra is just an overclocked version of the 8800GTX.

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by Slaugh
Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Old PC games
Replies: 15
Views: 5847

If you have any LucasArts adventure games (such as Days of the Tentacle or Full Throttle), you should give a try to ScummVM.
by Slaugh
Sun Mar 25, 2007 9:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New games without nasty protection?
Replies: 5
Views: 2387

According to this thread, Company of Heroes doesn't use Starforce. An up to date list of released Starforced games is available on the Boycott Starforce website.
by Slaugh
Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:36 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: CeBIT: Reserator XT and 2 GPU waterblocks
Replies: 2
Views: 3650

CeBIT: Reserator XT and 2 GPU waterblocks

Zalman is presenting a new Reserator at CeBIT this year, called the Reserator XT . It's the first Reserator that uses active cooling, with a 140mm fan that runs at 500-2000 RPM. It weighs 5 kg and measures 21x35x18 cm, and the pump has a maximum capacity of 360 liters per hour. Here are 3 pictures o...
by Slaugh
Sun Mar 04, 2007 12:42 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: My Minifridge-Watercooling Idea (Ultimate Dormroom Solution)
Replies: 17
Views: 9543

Here's an article about that: Extreme Water-Cooling Using Refrigeration

...and here's the finished product:

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by Slaugh
Sun Mar 04, 2007 12:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What's Your Main Rig?
Replies: 16
Views: 4425

Specs in my sig... but I'm also using my laptop for programming. It's an Asus laptop, with a "true" Pentium 4 2.67GHz, 1GB DDR and a 40GB Toshiba HDD.
by Slaugh
Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Amusing computer related names
Replies: 45
Views: 18893

Nobody mentioned HAL , the computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey . Apparently, HAL was named so to indicate that it was one step ahead of IBM. Alphabetically "H" "A" "L" precede "I" "B" "M" by one letter. However, Arthur C Clarke denies it, claiming that "HAL" is an acronym for "Heuristically programmed...