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by Tzupy
Sun May 26, 2013 6:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Need help choosing a new mouse
Replies: 7
Views: 2989

Need help choosing a new mouse

After using a Razer Lachesis for several years I want to buy a new performance mouse. However, there are many reports of high end Razer mice malfunctioning within 1 year. Logitech mice tend to whine, so they are not an option AFAIK. I want to buy a mouse in the 80 -100 euros zone, high precision, bu...
by Tzupy
Tue May 21, 2013 5:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cold fusion ressurected?
Replies: 30
Views: 29374

Re: Cold fusion ressurected?

A long time after the initial post, this thread is worth ressurecting :wink: Today 20th May 2013 the first independent scientific report on the E-Cat has been released: http://ecat.com/files/Indication-of-anomalous-heat-energy-production-in-a-reactor-device.pdf And an article in Forbes about the lon...
by Tzupy
Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:49 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 140 mm Glidestream at 500 rpm?
Replies: 12
Views: 4027

Re: 140 mm Glidestream at 500 rpm?

Update: In the meantime I tested a Kaze Maru 1,200 rpm, which turned out to be closer to ~1,300 rpm and only undervolted downto ~900 rpm before stalling, and Aerocool RS12 (13 cm fan with 12 cm holes, 1,000 rpm) which only undervolted downto ~700 rpm and had some motor noise. Today I got a Cougar Vo...
by Tzupy
Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 1080p?
Replies: 60
Views: 23237

Re: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 10

Reviews of the 2013 Panasonic plasmas: http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/panasonic-tc-p50st60/4505-6482_7-35566949.html http://www.avforums.com/reviews/Panasonic-TX-P50GT60B-P42GT60B-3D-Plasma-Television-Review_505/Review.html http://www.avforums.com/reviews/Panasonic-VT65-VT60-TX-P55VT65B-P50V...
by Tzupy
Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Powercolor passive 7850 announced
Replies: 13
Views: 6114

Powercolor passive 7850 announced

Link to article at Tomshardware:
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Passiv ... 21992.html
Judging by how long it took for their passive 6850 (that I bought and use with a 600 rpm fan zip-tie mounted)
to become available, don't hold your breath for this one.
by Tzupy
Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 1080p?
Replies: 60
Views: 23237

Re: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 10

1. The problem with plasmas is not burn-in, it's image retention. And yes, Panasonic plasmas are still susceptible to it, mine developed some 18 months after purchase, and it was my fault, having watched for too long a TV news channel with a bright logo. It's slowly going away, if I don't watch that...
by Tzupy
Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Which camera app for Galaxy S3?
Replies: 0
Views: 1858

Which camera app for Galaxy S3?

I am unsatisfied with the standard camera app of the Galaxy S3, and would like to use another camera app. My interest is in taking extreme close-up photos of barcodes and similar stuff and I couldn't get enough sharpness out of the standard camera app. I saw dozens of camera apps available in Play S...
by Tzupy
Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 140 mm Glidestream at 500 rpm?
Replies: 12
Views: 4027

Re: 140 mm Glidestream at 500 rpm?

Kaze Maru 140 mm aren't available anymore. I don't want to use PWM fans, I like the manual control. I use a Scythe fan controller, runs fine with 120 mm 800 rpm Slipstreams, can go downto 600 rpm or even a bit lower. With the 140 mm ones I tested they stall under 600-650 rpm, which is still a bit lo...
by Tzupy
Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 140 mm Glidestream at 500 rpm?
Replies: 12
Views: 4027

Re: 140 mm Glidestream at 500 rpm?

Since I couldn't find any information on 140 mm Glidestream undervolting, I had to buy one myself, and I have bad news. It has the same problem as the 140 mm Slipstream, can't go below 650 rpm (actually this is worse). Does anyone know of a 140 mm fan that can be undervolted until it goes downto 500...
by Tzupy
Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 140 mm Glidestream at 500 rpm?
Replies: 12
Views: 4027

140 mm Glidestream at 500 rpm?

I have a couple of 140 mm Slipstreams at 800 rpm, but they can only be undervolted downto ~600 rpm, which is not low enough for me. For me it would be nice to go down to 500 rpm, since with 120 mm Slipstreams I am comfortable at 600 rpm ( 500 & 14 ~ 600 & 12, sort of). I can buy 140 mm 800 rpm Glide...
by Tzupy
Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:16 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AMD HD 6870 the quietest active video card for under $300?
Replies: 13
Views: 7990

Re: AMD HD 6870 the quietest active video card for under $30

The nVidia 560 and 650 are underpowered for newest games IMO. Get at least a GTX 660 (even non-Ti). The Asus and MSI are quiet at idle and load, the Asus Direct Cu II might not fit in some cases, check these reviews: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_660_Twin_Frozr_III/1.html http://www.tec...
by Tzupy
Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:35 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 3770K IHS removal and results
Replies: 66
Views: 115066

Re: 3770K IHS removal and results

Yes it is possible to get rid of the IHS but only if you use watercooling, the waterblock shouldn't break the bare die, while a 1kg heatsink would probably break it. Link to forum post with plenty of tests at Anandtech: http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?s=50b82f8197f8b00e156ebff686e043dc&t=...
by Tzupy
Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 3770K IHS removal and results
Replies: 66
Views: 115066

Re: 3770K IHS removal and results

Latest info on delidding Ivy is that the TIM Intel used isn't that bad as many thought, including myself. It's just that it's too thick, for reasons still unknown. I apologize to Intel for calling them scrooges (on the TIM). This leaves open the possibility of an Ivy revision that minimizes the thic...
by Tzupy
Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: European Commission against democracy in Romania
Replies: 60
Views: 17021

Re: European Commission against democracy in Romania

On the 12th Of September there was a debate in the European Parliament about the situation in Romania. The debate was asked for by the PDL (who supports the illegitimate President), but turned against him and the PPE. The European Commission was criticized for its lack of objectivity, especially Bar...
by Tzupy
Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Ivy Bridge VS Sandy Bridge
Replies: 12
Views: 6560

Re: Ivy Bridge VS Sandy Bridge

48C at full load (even if Prime95 is less than 100% load) is low for Ivy Bridge. AFAIK early samples were ~10C hotter.
Is there a new revision of the chip, maybe just a better TIM inside the heatspreader that explains the acceptable temps?
by Tzupy
Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: European Commission against democracy in Romania
Replies: 60
Views: 17021

Re: European Commission against democracy in Romania

Update: to add insult to the injury, on the 1st of September, the now returned to office President's daughter got married. You can check her on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elena_B%C4%83sescu The wedding had 800+ guests, many of them white collar mafia, who are supporting her father, and ...
by Tzupy
Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Fixing Ivy Bridge high CPU temps: IHS removal video
Replies: 13
Views: 5456

Re: Fixing Ivy Bridge high CPU temps: IHS removal video

OP, please report back in a few weeks or months if your temps get higher, similar to the ones with the Intel thermal insulator material. According to various posts from people who delidded some time ago, that's what happens, it's only a matter of time. I still wait to read about a quality TIM that c...
by Tzupy
Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: European Commission against democracy in Romania
Replies: 60
Views: 17021

Re: European Commission against democracy in Romania

As previously expected, the 6 to 3 majority in the Constitutional Court was achieved, the one judge who was blackmailed has switched sides and the suspended President struck a deal with the UDMR for the vote of another judge. The result is that the Court invalidated the referendum and the suspended ...
by Tzupy
Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: European Commission against democracy in Romania
Replies: 60
Views: 17021

Re: European Commission against democracy in Romania

As I already mentioned, today the Government has shown the numbers resulting from the verification of the accuracy of the initial number of 18.292 million potential voters. Those numbers shown are: 34,654 dead, without the right to vote, etc 512,379 had expired ID cards (and temporarily had no right...
by Tzupy
Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: European Commission against democracy in Romania
Replies: 60
Views: 17021

Re: European Commission against democracy in Romania

Since the abuse by the Prosecutors is kind of old news in Romania, it is shown on several TV channels and there aren't many new reports in the press, I could find only some articles commenting this (but I doubt Google translate will be accurate): http://www.cotidianul.ro/care-este-adevaratul-scop-al...
by Tzupy
Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: European Commission against democracy in Romania
Replies: 60
Views: 17021

Re: European Commission against democracy in Romania

The article you linked is so 'unbiased' that it only quoted staunch supporters of the suspended President. They represent only 12% of the Romanian people, while the other 88% are silenced in the article, that's fair isn't it? Since I don't believe that the German press is incompetent, the article is...
by Tzupy
Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: European Commission against democracy in Romania
Replies: 60
Views: 17021

Re: European Commission against democracy in Romania

I read a lot of blatant lies about Romania in the German press, so I don't care what Der Spiegel writes. The President of the Constitutional Court was appointed by the still suspended President, along with 3 others out of 9. One judge is from the UDMR (Hungarian minority) and usually favors the susp...
by Tzupy
Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: European Commission against democracy in Romania
Replies: 60
Views: 17021

Re: European Commission against democracy in Romania

An update: during the last days tens of thousands of people in Romania have been harrassed by Prosecutors sent by the cronies of the still suspended President. Those people have been questioned if they voted, why did they vote, an how did they vote. Sometimes the Prosecutors were accompanied by memb...
by Tzupy
Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 3770K IHS removal and results
Replies: 66
Views: 115066

Re: 3770K IHS removal and results

IMO if this de-lidding practice becomes popular, Intel has 2 choices: 1. Use a quality TIM instead, and also a thinner layer of it. This would make many knowledgeable customers happy. 2. Make the de-lidding more difficult, in order to discourage the practice. IMO this second option is more likely to...
by Tzupy
Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 3770K IHS removal and results
Replies: 66
Views: 115066

Re: 3770K IHS removal and results

I apologize to graysky for linking the (other) thread at Anandtech, but it's even better documented: http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?s=d4a51111ecb73eefb9bd0874b70e722e&t=2261855 Someone claims that by replacing the MX-4 with Liquid Ultra, he got another 8 degrees lower temps. To me this i...
by Tzupy
Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:40 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Is there a safe bet Z77 board?
Replies: 13
Views: 6303

Re: Is there a safe bet Z77 board?

Does anyone know if MSI Z77A-GD65 has coil whine?
I'd rather buy it than the Asus P8Z77-V Pro, but obviously not if it's got coil whine.
by Tzupy
Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: European Commission against democracy in Romania
Replies: 60
Views: 17021

Re: European Commission against democracy in Romania

The issues that Faugusztin has a problem with in Slovakia are probably real, and happen in Romania too. I believe he is an anti-populist, and think of myself as anti-populist, but I disagree with some of his conclusions. I also believe he believes that the suspended President of Romania is an anti-p...
by Tzupy
Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: European Commission against democracy in Romania
Replies: 60
Views: 17021

Re: European Commission against democracy in Romania

That the suspended President lied to Merkel is public knowledge in Romania, because he admitted that on TV. His goal was to force the 50% turnout rule upon the Government (and the majority in the Parliament that supports the current government). After that he was free to change his message to 'DO NO...
by Tzupy
Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: European Commission against democracy in Romania
Replies: 60
Views: 17021

Re: European Commission against democracy in Romania

This thread was going off topic, so your post is welcome for bringing it back on topic. I'll leave to others to tell if your idea of democracy is better than mine, and I'll try to explain again why I rant against the EC. Without the EC meddling (threatened to sanction Romania if the 50% turnout rule...