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by Spoon Boy
Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:50 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Problem with Article Discussion
Replies: 4
Views: 8187

Re: Problem with Article Discussion

Seem to be getting the same thing with the recent Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Processor article
by Spoon Boy
Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 8: what do you think about it?
Replies: 87
Views: 42134

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

But what you quoted from andyb was describing the metro interface NOT Windows 8 as a whole. For completeness... So like I said, Metro Screen is nothing more than a significantly reworked Start Menu. I agree with you in principle, but it actually goes way beyond that, it also replaces the start bar, ...
by Spoon Boy
Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 8: what do you think about it?
Replies: 87
Views: 42134

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

What makes me laugh is he is so enthusiastic about how you can customize the colors and background picture on the start screen and how you can now multi task, running two or more programs at a time....
Someone needs to show him the previous Windows versions :lol:
by Spoon Boy
Fri May 17, 2013 11:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 8: what do you think about it?
Replies: 87
Views: 42134

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

save for a few small annoyances it's every bit as good or better than Win7. I have to ask in what way is it better than Win7 ? If you are going to install a start menu replacement and boot straight to desktop why not just use Win7. All i ever see are reasons not to use Win8, things like the flat co...
by Spoon Boy
Thu May 16, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Preferred SSD Brand These Days?
Replies: 13
Views: 5468

Re: Preferred SSD Brand These Days?

Finally, I have an old Kingston V+200, which has been perfectly fine too. Oddly, despite being probably the slowest during benchmarking, it "feels" the fastest. I think that's because people put to much earnest on Mbps, when latency and IOPS are more important with regards to SSD's when used for a ...
by Spoon Boy
Wed May 15, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: missing/broken emoticons.
Replies: 15
Views: 13249

Re: missing/broken emoticons.

I get the same, i think not many people have chimed in to say they are getting the problem as most people know what :D :) :( :o :? :wink: are or just aint that bothered.
by Spoon Boy
Thu May 09, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 8: what do you think about it?
Replies: 87
Views: 42134

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

My favorite quote on Windows 8 came from Tim Cook, chief executive of Apple Windows 8 would be like combining a toaster and a fridge – something that, while technically possible, was “probably not going to be pleasing to the user” Even though he said this before launch, i think he was spot on. While...
by Spoon Boy
Wed May 08, 2013 11:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: More RAM or better I/O
Replies: 7
Views: 3203

Re: More RAM or better I/O

Have you thought about a extension to tame Chromes memory usage ? I found this one, The Great Suspender that allows you to suspend a tab manually or after a set amount of time. If not i would go for more ram before a SSD as even though a SSD will speed things up its still going to be swapping RAM to...
by Spoon Boy
Wed May 08, 2013 12:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 8: what do you think about it?
Replies: 87
Views: 42134

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

I think the main problem people have with 8 is that it doesn't bring any advantages over 7 unless your using a touch interface, some would argue that unless your using touch it actually has some disadvantages.
by Spoon Boy
Thu May 02, 2013 1:02 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Preferred SSD Brand These Days?
Replies: 13
Views: 5468

Re: Preferred SSD Brand These Days?

Not that many people will agree with me, but i have not had any problems with my Vertex 3. I think what Abula said about OCZ being unreliable used to be true when they used the SandForce SF-2200 controller with early firmware, then SandForce sent out firmware updates. As for being careful with the w...
by Spoon Boy
Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:20 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: "In Forums" new look has negative effect on viewing habits
Replies: 13
Views: 11848

Re: "In Forums" new look has negative effect on viewing habi

Yes same as Pappnaas seems to have stopped updating.
by Spoon Boy
Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:09 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Stumped on how to silence this hard drive setup
Replies: 6
Views: 3203

Re: Stumped on how to silence this hard drive setup

You could use spare the 5.25 CD bay to suspend one drive and like Vicotnik said put the other one on a foam block, or suspend it from under the 3.5 floppy bay.
by Spoon Boy
Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Chalk up another win for corporations
Replies: 54
Views: 17488

Re: Chalk up another win for corporations

aristide1 wrote:Makes me want to ask - What exactly is Miracle Grow?
Isn't that the stuff balding men put on there head :lol:
by Spoon Boy
Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Chalk up another win for corporations
Replies: 54
Views: 17488

Re: Chalk up another win for corporations

But the difference with GM crops is the possibility that these test may contaminate normal crops and there is no way back once this happens. From my understanding of the Monsanto bill, this cross contamination is exactly what people are concerned about. In that if the GMO happened to find it way int...
by Spoon Boy
Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Chalk up another win for corporations
Replies: 54
Views: 17488

Re: Chalk up another win for corporations

Yea the way you describe the Monsanto bill does seem like its been dreamt up in some corporate legal eagles head who doesn't have any idea what nature is :cry: Not that im defending them, but i see why they may want to protect there investment in R&D and all that but it seems this bill has been writ...
by Spoon Boy
Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Chalk up another win for corporations
Replies: 54
Views: 17488

Re: Chalk up another win for corporations

Yes while in a perfect world sustainable farming is the best choice i agree. Sadly a large proportion of the worlds population don't live in a ideal world they have to contend with droughts, poor soil, insect swarms, etc, etc. I cant really speak specifics regarding the Monsanto bill as i live in th...
by Spoon Boy
Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Chalk up another win for corporations
Replies: 54
Views: 17488

Re: Chalk up another win for corporations

While i agree with what both of you have said concerning factory farming and that most people don't know what GM crops are. The problem is that we sadly need both to feed the population of the world, In the last 2 hundred years the world population has grown from 1 billion to 7 billion. It took us a...
by Spoon Boy
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:00 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Aluminum foil wrapper for laptop hard disk?
Replies: 4
Views: 5415

Re: Aluminum foil wrapper for laptop hard disk?

From the small indents in the aluminum foil it looks like it maybe protecting components that where directly under the drive.
But in all honesty im just guessing, is it padded ?
by Spoon Boy
Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How hot will you go...
Replies: 9
Views: 2946

Re: How hot will you go...

They might be apprantly staight lines but they are in reality curves. A curve can never be a straight line. My head just popped like a balloon when i read that :P A little longer than that actually, it's been in Geforce cards since Geforce FX although some lower end cards without temperature monito...
by Spoon Boy
Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:15 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How hot will you go...
Replies: 9
Views: 2946

Re: How hot will you go...

Technically this isn't a curve, it's a straight line. :wink: Well technically all curves are straight lines if you get close enough :lol: This depends on card. I've had some which only give artefacts at 115C and others that give artefacts as low as 80C. I think some more modern cards are more fragi...
by Spoon Boy
Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:55 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How hot will you go...
Replies: 9
Views: 2946

Re: How hot will you go...

Forgive me if i sound dumb :lol: but isn't that the idea of a curve ?
That it goes up as it gets hotter until the fan is spinning just fast enough to keep the card from down clocking or crashing ?
by Spoon Boy
Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: are pci-express ssd worth over sata?
Replies: 17
Views: 5818

Re: are pci-express ssd worth over sata?

@washu, Ahhh ok i think i get it now. NVMe is a unified driver for PCIe cards so manufactures don't have to develop there own drivers. @nutball, Nice find and a good read, Thanks. So it looks like it maybe something for the future but not with Sata Express. @dan, Depends what you call affordable, lo...
by Spoon Boy
Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: are pci-express ssd worth over sata?
Replies: 17
Views: 5818

Re: are pci-express ssd worth over sata?

Is this not where NVMe comes in ? from my understanding there will be both normal (AHCI) SSD'd and NVMe drives that appear to the system as a PCIe connected device.
by Spoon Boy
Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: are pci-express ssd worth over sata?
Replies: 17
Views: 5818

Re: are pci-express ssd worth over sata?

Like CA_Steve said and IMO PCIE SSD are not worth the money, but if you realy want one PCIe-based Vector SSD manages 1GB/s in transfer speeds. But personally i would wait for SATA Express as Mats said, as this will raise the current ceiling of 0.6GB/s to 1GB/s as well as a host of other improvements...
by Spoon Boy
Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Hydraulic Bearings
Replies: 1
Views: 1343

Re: Hydraulic Bearings

Is this just another name for FDB (Fluid Dynamic bearing), http://www.silentpcreview.com/article690-page2.html
by Spoon Boy
Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent system showdown - which build would you pick?
Replies: 6
Views: 2112

Re: Silent system showdown - which build would you pick?

From what you said i would go for build 1. You list "Passive case cooling system limits motherboard choice and Using 3.5 HDD limits motherboard choice even further", as minus points but if you have already chosen your MoBo these are mute points. Also the "No space inside for more drives" is kinda a ...
by Spoon Boy
Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:29 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is there a listing of manufacturers' fluid bearing fan?
Replies: 9
Views: 2919

Re: Is there a listing of manufacturers' fluid bearing fan?

Not sure you will find a list as there is diffrent names for esentialy the same products.
Hydro Wave by Panaflo, Hypro by Adda, Sintec by EBM/Papst and Fluid Dynamic by Sony.
by Spoon Boy
Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New passive CPU cooler, at CES 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 6782

Re: New passive CPU cooler, at CES 2013

Some more news, well a review actually.

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/coolin ... e-review/1
by Spoon Boy
Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recover doc after Win reinstall
Replies: 3
Views: 1523

Re: Recover doc after Win reinstall

It looks like you copied the shortcut to the file from the picture, you want to search for "*.docx" without the quotes if its word 2007/2010.
You may also want to check how to recover a lost word document http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316951
by Spoon Boy
Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New passive CPU cooler, at CES 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 6782

Re: New passive CPU cooler, at CES 2013

Nice to get some more info though i was hoping they would publish the TDP it can handle without needing the fan. Found another link with some more info. http://www.custompcreview.com/articles/ces-2013-zalman-cnps-fx100-cube-fanless-cpu-cooler/17018/ Also just found this YouTube clip saying it can di...