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by Mar.
Wed Mar 01, 2006 8:34 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent HTPC @ 1500$
Replies: 20
Views: 12685

P4 is the one I'll go with then, and I might change to the 631. The final setup (I hope) will then be: Hauppage! WinTV-PVR 500MCE Silverstone SST-LC03 cabinet Seasonic S12 380W psu Strømkabel 4 M m/jord ASUS P5PL2 S775, GBlan, SATA2, SoudMax , DDR2,PCI-Express Samsung SpinPoint P120S 250GB SATA2 8M...
by Mar.
Tue Feb 28, 2006 8:40 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: is it worth it ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1449

omega_1 wrote:bump... :(
Titling your post "Is it worth it?" tends to discourage people from opening it.
by Mar.
Sat Feb 25, 2006 6:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: As Quiet As Possible
Replies: 10
Views: 3185

Nobody else has said it yet apparently, so I will:

Thermaltake sucks.
by Mar.
Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:37 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Before I pull the trigger on this new SLI system...
Replies: 6
Views: 2013

As far as the video cards... I don't know about using 2 nVidia cards to drive 3 monitors, but my AIW 9800 Pro and GeForce2 are just fine driving two monitors and a TV. Other than the drivers fighting with OEM and each other, but after a very specific installation procedure, everything works fine. An...
by Mar.
Mon Jan 30, 2006 7:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: CPU Temp on new build - stand pat or keep messing with it?
Replies: 7
Views: 2481

Your temps are just fine, let it be and enjoy silence.
by Mar.
Mon Jan 30, 2006 7:51 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: To window...or not to window?
Replies: 16
Views: 3920

Normally I'm against windows... but since your panel's screwed anyway, I say go for it. Just get a thick enough acrylic and you'll be okay with noise.
by Mar.
Thu Nov 03, 2005 4:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Looking for "quiet" speakers! Any recommendation?
Replies: 19
Views: 5690

Keep the wires away from any sources of interference, and most of those issues will be solved.
by Mar.
Tue Nov 01, 2005 3:57 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Zalman heatpipe or Arctic cooler for ATi Radeon 9800 Pro
Replies: 16
Views: 3891

Typically, Any white or red dots that aren't supposed to be there are caused by the GPU overheating... Memory overheating is where you start to see your geometry errors, like polygons being stretched across the screen, that sort of thing. However, that can also be caused by a badly damaged GPU (but ...
by Mar.
Thu Oct 20, 2005 1:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What's your opinion on a P180 + Ninja + Lanparty Ultra-D?
Replies: 1
Views: 946

My roommate's got an Abit AN8 Ultra, and while he doesn't constantly run it overclocked or anything like that, it's very stable as long as you don't use all of the DIMM slots. It's also capable of overclocking a 3700+ San Diego into FX-55 territory and still being rock stable. Like I said though, he...
by Mar.
Sun Oct 16, 2005 3:02 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Will order asap, have I overlooked something?
Replies: 16
Views: 4061

Very true. Would I brake the warranty if I adjust the voltage? Not unless you burn them up... Anyway, my point wasn't that Geil RAM is necessarily bad, just that I had a bad experience with it. I'm sure every brand out there has had at least one customer with a bad experience. However, I still susp...
by Mar.
Sat Oct 15, 2005 6:10 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Will order asap, have I overlooked something?
Replies: 16
Views: 4061

Well, the worse case senario would be system instability, incompatibility with the motherboard at the advertised speeds, etc. But, I doubt that would happen with Geil unless you overclocked or something. I always pictured Corsair, OCZ, and Mushkin as the more stable, higher quality RAM. Corsair is ...
by Mar.
Sat Oct 15, 2005 6:04 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help me cool the towering inferno please
Replies: 19
Views: 4611

Looking over the documentaion, the Ninja recommends a thin layer of TM on the heatspreader of the cpu. We all know AS5 says a bb size or rice in the middle. What is the preferred solution for the Ninja? I installed a Ninja on an A64 recently, and what I did was apply a small amount to the CPU heats...
by Mar.
Fri Oct 14, 2005 8:20 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What software to use to see my computer temp?
Replies: 18
Views: 4640

Does Speedfan work with the nForce 2 version of the Abit uGuru chip yet?

I know it works fine with the nForce 4 version of it.
by Mar.
Sun Oct 09, 2005 3:13 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help me cool the towering inferno please
Replies: 19
Views: 4611

well... that ~70C throttling temp is not true for all the P4s, some seem to be set for a higher temp, etc. The chance of damage is extremely small because every P4 is designed to throttle to self-protect. The main thing is to look for throttling, never mind temp. As long as it is not throttling, yo...
by Mar.
Sat Oct 08, 2005 9:23 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is the SLK3000B finish inferior to that of the3700BQE?
Replies: 13
Views: 6369

I agree with Sandstrom, I've got a 3700AMB (ordered from Newegg) and my roommate has a 3000B (ordered from Amazon), and the 3700AMB has a slick, glossy battleship-gray paint job, where as the 3000B is less glossy, and the paint is sort of globbed on, rather than smooth. I realize the color isn't the...
by Mar.
Sat Oct 08, 2005 9:06 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Building the Mother of All Silent PC cases
Replies: 19
Views: 11604

That case would be crazy. Even better, make it from one piece of milled aluminum.... hah.
by Mar.
Sat Oct 08, 2005 8:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My Proposed X2 Rig: Please advise
Replies: 10
Views: 3293

You might also want to consider opting for USB2 tuners instead of PCI, purely from a standpoint of heat.
by Mar.
Sat Oct 08, 2005 8:51 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help me cool the towering inferno please
Replies: 19
Views: 4611

Nope. There are two thermal diodes in aP4 (also true for A64). One is what we see as CPU temps -- a simulation of external casing temp. The other is a safety device which is what throttling is tied to -- also a total shutdown feature at something like 120-130C internal core temp. Okay, sounds like ...
by Mar.
Sat Oct 08, 2005 8:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Please help me decide which CPU to buy!
Replies: 24
Views: 6037

I suggest the X800XL and 3700+ San Diego... I say that processor because it uses the same core as the FX-55 and FX-57, and can overclock straight up to FX-55 speeds with careful airflow, and probably hit FX-57 territory with some additional cooling, top-notch RAM and a good motherboard. Also, even i...
by Mar.
Sat Oct 08, 2005 8:30 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My Proposed X2 Rig: Please advise
Replies: 10
Views: 3293

Hmm, with any other case I'd say you'd probably have to add a fan or two... A lot of those things generate a lot of heat you might not be expecting, like the TV tuners. I think you'd probably be alright with the P180, though I've never used one so I couldn't tell you firsthand.
by Mar.
Sat Oct 08, 2005 8:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help me cool the towering inferno please
Replies: 19
Views: 4611

Those are high temps for what is basically a P4-3.0 Prescott, but if your temp eportingt system is not calibrated, it could be reading real high. What happens at load? Try downloading throttlewatch and run 2 instances of cpuburn. If the temps are for real, you should see thottling around 70C. You c...
by Mar.
Sat Oct 08, 2005 8:19 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fitting question! Silverstone TJ06 w/ Scythe Ninja Cooler
Replies: 7
Views: 2591

Probably not. Almost every single person on here has one of three Antec cases... not too much thinking outside the box, as they say.
by Mar.
Tue Oct 04, 2005 6:00 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Do I have a bad psu?
Replies: 13
Views: 2653

I'd like to point out that idle temps are meaningless. It's the load temperature you should be interested in...
by Mar.
Tue Oct 04, 2005 5:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Good for a laugh or two....
Replies: 15
Views: 5006

BrianE wrote:
Slaugh wrote:Image
The new "huggable" PC? LOL
That's actually an experimental prototype for the next Mac.
by Mar.
Tue Oct 04, 2005 5:39 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: my 3700 AMB system ranked by noise
Replies: 8
Views: 4355

If it's a 7200.7, you definitely can't set AAM. It's simply not an option, and IIRC the company took some flak for that.
by Mar.
Sun Oct 02, 2005 2:55 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Confused about Dual 12V lines? Here's the FAQ!
Replies: 55
Views: 177865

Televisions are dangerous.... to this day I refuse to do any major work on them.
by Mar.
Sat Sep 17, 2005 1:14 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: OCZ or Kingston?
Replies: 15
Views: 4296

OCZ has extremely good customer support... Once I had a set of ramsinks from them, which cost maybe $10 tops, and I had removed and restuck them so many times that the glue was worn off. They sent me a new set, no problems.
by Mar.
Tue Sep 06, 2005 1:37 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: The next step?
Replies: 15
Views: 3157

Your choices are, suspension, enclosures, new drives, or earplugs.
by Mar.
Mon Sep 05, 2005 6:04 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Apple's Mighty Mouse
Replies: 26
Views: 13282

Microsoft may be an "evil" monopoly, but they make great products, and don't overcharge for them. Windows XP is better than pretty much anything else you can get right now in terms of function vs. stability, if you have a specific purpose then yes, a UNIX-based OS would be better, but for most home ...
by Mar.
Sat Sep 03, 2005 5:54 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Getting down to some final decisions - advice desired
Replies: 6
Views: 2425

I like ati all-in-wonder cards. i have a 9800 pro one, its very clear tv and such. the x800 XL all-in-wonder uses less power than a 9800. shrugs. I wonder how the haupauge is. Nooooo.... AIW cards are generally fairly good, but the software is absolutely horrible. I would HIGHLY recommend getting a...