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by Spoon Boy
Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 7 or 8 or 8.1
Replies: 46
Views: 25253

Re: Windows 7 or 8 or 8.1

im going to wait for 9 to adapt to something new. I wouldn't hold your breath if your expecting any major changes, rumor has it the only major change will be to bring back Aero, rumors on Windows 10 says it will be a cloud based OS. In reply to the OP, i would echo others in saying only you can dec...
by Spoon Boy
Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:09 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: clarify 80 Plus Titanium for USA
Replies: 3
Views: 6277

Re: clarify 80 Plus Titanium for USA

80+ Titanium is slowly coming to the consumer market. While trying to find some consumer 80+ Titanium PSU's i came across this.. http://superuser.com/questions/357495/why-would-80plus-not-certify-any-115v-power-supply-as-titanium I^2*R losses (in the wiring) scale with the square of the voltage. Hal...
by Spoon Boy
Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 8800GTS & Windows xp 64 problems
Replies: 1
Views: 1262

Re: 8800GTS & Windows xp 64 problems

Normally Window version not compatible would happen when using x86 drivers on x64 OS, are you sure you are using the x64 drivers ?
Maybe re download them to make sure.
http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/66700
by Spoon Boy
Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Which Seasonic PSU to buy?
Replies: 12
Views: 5837

Re: Which Seasonic PSU to buy?

Recently bought one of the Seasonic platinum's my self and am very impressed with it, particularly the hybrid fan mode.
I would echo what others have said about getting the 660, but i would spend the money saved on changing the GPU to a quieter version of the 670, something like the Asus or Gigabyte.
by Spoon Boy
Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Motherboard pins in the way of cooler backing plate
Replies: 5
Views: 1840

Re: Motherboard pins in the way of cooler backing plate

If the pins are the left overs from solder you could file them down a little, or maybe snip the ends off. You would have to take great care not to damage the board or leave any fillings on the board though. Or you could cut some plastic to go over the pins, raising the backing plate enough so it won...
by Spoon Boy
Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:20 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New Build Time - Seasonic Platinum PSU??
Replies: 7
Views: 3253

Re: New Build Time - Seasonic Platinum PSU??

Recently bought a 760 platinum after my M12-600 decided to go bang :x I was worried about spending so much on a platinum rated PSU vs a gold rated one, but i did know i wanted to go with Seasonic again and one with a little more head room for future upgrades going into the next decade or so. I'm tot...
by Spoon Boy
Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Alternative to having a desk in the living room?
Replies: 4
Views: 5124

Re: Alternative to having a desk in the living room?

How about using something like this... http://www.pcper.com/reviews/General-Tech/Nerdytec-COUCHMASTER-Premium-Video-Review-Game-Comfort http://www.nerdytec.com/images/product_images/popup_images/couchmaster-auf-der-couch.jpg Found the following article, it's more aimed towards gaming from the couch,...
by Spoon Boy
Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Jerky mouse pointer. Enhance pointer precision not working.
Replies: 8
Views: 4431

Re: Jerky mouse pointer. Enhance pointer precision not worki

Just going on some stuff I've picked up from other places :oops: In the setpoint software turn off "use native drivers" Turns out Windows Firewall and/or NOD32 was the problem. Disabling both and reinstalling SetPoint solved my problem. (re-enable afterwards) In the Unifying Software tab, running th...
by Spoon Boy
Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Jerky mouse pointer. Enhance pointer precision not working.
Replies: 8
Views: 4431

Re: Jerky mouse pointer. Enhance pointer precision not worki

Enhance pointer precision is badly named, it should be called mouse acceleration as that's what it does, moves the pointer faster the faster you move the mouse. Some things to try all the same are to check your running the latest version of Setpoint, http://www.logitech.com/en-gb/support/3131?sectio...
by Spoon Boy
Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:23 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Akasa Galileo Ultra-slim Fanless Thin ITX Case
Replies: 5
Views: 3300

Re: Akasa Galileo Ultra-slim Fanless Thin ITX Case

Is it just me that thinks it odd that the heatblock has four slots for heatpipes, but the heatsink portion only has two slots. Wont the empty holes in the heatblock cause problems with thermal conductivity ? And would the anodized finish on the heatpipe grooves also reduce thermal conductivity ? Why...
by Spoon Boy
Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Looking for Optical Drive Speed Utilities
Replies: 2
Views: 1897

Re: Looking for Optical Drive Speed Utilities

Nero is not what determines the available write speed settings, it depends on a) the burner b) its firmware and c) the blank discs you use. If all three components allow 1x speed you will be able to write at 1x using Nero. Please check the details of your writer to see if this speed is generally ava...
by Spoon Boy
Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: missing/broken emoticons.
Replies: 15
Views: 13170

Re: missing/broken emoticons.

by Spoon Boy
Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Warm cupboard
Replies: 5
Views: 2759

Re: Warm cupboard

If you didn't want to go with active cooling (using a fan) and cutting holes in the door, another option if it suited the surrounding decor could be to change the cupboard door for a louvre door.
by Spoon Boy
Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:58 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Suggestions for an (asymetric) set of HDD's
Replies: 28
Views: 14191

Re: Suggestions for an (asymetric) set of HDD's

Never looked into them my self, but have you considered a SSD hybrid drive ? Not sure how they handle loading games what with them caching frequently access data.
by Spoon Boy
Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:40 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Suggestions for an (asymetric) set of HDD's
Replies: 28
Views: 14191

Re: Suggestions for an (asymetric) set of HDD's

I agree with Pappnaas , in that its not a great idea to have the drives containing backup data in the same PC. For my own setup i have a 64Gb SSD for the OS and a few games. an internal HDD for keeping must have data on, things like documents FF favorites, etc and anything else i don't want to lose ...
by Spoon Boy
Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Better long-term investment PS4 or XB1?
Replies: 18
Views: 9816

Re: Better long-term investment PS4 or XB1?

For me it would be the PS4, but myself and maybe others that frequent SPCR are not your average Jo Bloggs. The Xbone has a lot of negative points against it, even though Microsoft have done a U turn with their on-line checks and the clamping down on the first-sale doctrine they have made their inten...
by Spoon Boy
Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 8: what do you think about it?
Replies: 87
Views: 41967

Re: Windows 8: what do you think about it?

I think that maybe because of the changes in the way 8 shuts down. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa373229%28v=vs.85%29.aspx It never really shuts down it just goes into a hybrid hibernation/shutdown state, So im guessing Microsoft didn't think we would want to manually ente...
by Spoon Boy
Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 3770K IHS removal and results
Replies: 66
Views: 115015

Re: 3770K IHS removal and results

It would seem your speculations about "hope that for Ivy Bridge E Intel will use solder, since that will be a larger die." maybe true Tzupy :P Ivy Bridge-E to use solder instead of paste? If you were disappointed by the overclocking ability of the Intel’s Ivy Bridge and their latest architecture Has...
by Spoon Boy
Sun Jun 23, 2013 1:27 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 3770K IHS removal and results
Replies: 66
Views: 115015

Re: 3770K IHS removal and results

The hottest research topic in CPUs should be finding a better solder, one that doesn't stress / crack the die. It's not just CPU's affected by this problem (BTW its the solder that forms cracks not the die) Since the European union banned the use of lead based solder in 2006 a lot of research has b...
by Spoon Boy
Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 3770K IHS removal and results
Replies: 66
Views: 115015

Re: 3770K IHS removal and results

We still don't know why Intel opted to go this route...I don't think is was to save a few pennies. My guess: is that it's something to do with the 22nm process node. Maybe the difference in coefficient of thermal expansion between the silicon in this process and the solder used was too high...maybe...
by Spoon Boy
Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:30 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Asus GPU Tweak
Replies: 5
Views: 5478

Re: Asus GPU Tweak

From my understanding and from what i researched on my 670 the %30 is not to do with the software but is a limit set in the VBIOS.
Unless you are willing to mod your VBIOS no matter how low you set a utility it will never drop the fan speed below %30
by Spoon Boy
Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Processor
Replies: 50
Views: 30643

Re: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Processor

There are no Haswell Xeons with a TDP lower than 80W. Sorry didn't see you wanted a server CPU, all Xeons with the L Suffixes are low power versions. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haswell_%28microarchitecture%29#Server_processors The model you mentioned before "E3-1230 v2 and v3" has a low power ver...
by Spoon Boy
Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Processor
Replies: 50
Views: 30643

Re: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Processor

Could you not get one of the Haswell's with a lower TDP ? Desktop Haswell Processor Suffixes No suffix - standard processor aimed at the mainstream K - multiplier unlocked, providing greater overclocking potential for enthusiast users P - no integrated graphics processor R - high performance Intel I...
by Spoon Boy
Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:23 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Processor
Replies: 50
Views: 30643

Re: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Processor

It was from IVB onward that they where forced to stop using solder as the TIM between the chip and the IHS :(
by Spoon Boy
Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Processor
Replies: 50
Views: 30643

Re: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Processor

CA_Steve wrote:Thanks for the info...note, it's always good to site the source and/or provide the link.
Ooppssy...:oops: sorry about that wasn't thinking, yakuman spotted where it was from anyhow 8)
by Spoon Boy
Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Processor
Replies: 50
Views: 30643

Re: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Processor

I really don't care about a comparision to IVB. My concern about thermals revolves around one basic thing: How big/expensive of a cooler do I need to strap onto that stock CPU in order to maintain an SPCR level of silence at a tolerable temperature? Until further test are done the best comparison w...
by Spoon Boy
Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:16 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Processor
Replies: 50
Views: 30643

Re: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Processor

It depends on what chip you talking about but...

Sandy Bridge (Quad-Core)= Die size: 216 mm²
Ivy Bridge (Quad-Core) = Die size: 160 mm²
Haswell" (Quad-Core) = Die size: 177 mm²

So the Die sizes have dropped roughly in line with the reduction in the Fab process.
by Spoon Boy
Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:18 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Processor
Replies: 50
Views: 30643

Re: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Processor

Fair enough, though i am starting to question the road both Intel and AMD are heading down with there push to SOC (system on chip) We are always told its faster for the Northbridge, Southbridge, Memory controller, integrating GPUs, and now the VRM's to be brought into the chip. But im starting to qu...
by Spoon Boy
Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Processor
Replies: 50
Views: 30643

Re: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Processor

Yea i would echo what JDG1980 said about the thermals, i was surprised that most places are reporting that Haswell runs hotter than previous gen chips but there was no mention of this in the article.