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by Spoon Boy
Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Unable to « View Background Image »
Replies: 4
Views: 2224

Re: Unable to « View Background Image »

Try to save the page locally, see if it downloads the picture into the sub folder.
by Spoon Boy
Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:15 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New passive CPU cooler, at CES 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 6782

Re: New passive CPU cooler, at CES 2013

Well that all depends on how much heat we are talking about :)
They have yet to release any figures on how much it can handle AFAIK.
by Spoon Boy
Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:38 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New passive CPU cooler, at CES 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 6782

Re: New passive CPU cooler, at CES 2013

Happy Hopping wrote:read in between the lines, zalman themselves said you need a cooling fan. In their case, a 92 mm fan. The fan noise will be quite high as the diameter of the fan is too small
They say its optional, or do you have a link with some more details ?
by Spoon Boy
Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:43 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: NF-S12A 120mm fan, third generation.
Replies: 8
Views: 4786

NF-S12A 120mm fan, third generation.

I know opinion on Noctua can be divide, but it seem like the have updated the design of the NF-S12A 120mm fan.

http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=pres ... =83&lng=en

Its got knobs now :lol:
by Spoon Boy
Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:17 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Exaust fan: low RPM or speed controller, recs?
Replies: 4
Views: 2299

Re: Exaust fan: low RPM or speed controller, recs?

AFAIK MSI use "Control Center" as a way to control the fan speeds of the PWM headers from within windows. And i maybe wrong as ive only had a quick look but doesn't you MoBo come with 1x CPU fan PWM, 2x Case fan PWM, 2x Case fan Normal (3pin) ? Edit: Im guessing you have the exhaust fan attached to ...
by Spoon Boy
Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Haswell rumors?
Replies: 13
Views: 5591

Re: Haswell rumors?

Do i have my architecture mixed up with my die shrinks then ?
Ahhh i just looked up on the wiki :oops:
Tick is a shrinking of the die of the previous architecture and tock is the new architecture.

Sorry about that.
by Spoon Boy
Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Haswell rumors?
Replies: 13
Views: 5591

Re: Haswell rumors?

I think its probably because Haswell isn't a major change from Ivy Bridge, Intel call Haswell a tock so there isn't as many changes as when going to new a architecture.
Or do i have my ticks and tocks mixed up :lol:
by Spoon Boy
Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:20 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project Ayr
Replies: 3
Views: 3558

Re: Project Ayr

That looks beautiful, i love the way you made the HS a feature it almost makes it look like a CD auto changer.
Is the frame around the HS that the wood shell sits on aluminum as well ?
by Spoon Boy
Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:52 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Where I can buy GT-3 case? please help
Replies: 3
Views: 1334

Re: Where I can buy GT-3 case? please help

What rough Location, or does shipping not matter ?
by Spoon Boy
Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: MSI 560Ti too loud
Replies: 6
Views: 2897

Re: MSI 560Ti too loud

Probably not a good idea to use white spirits to clean goop as it is oil based and may leave behind a residue that will inhibit the newly applied goop.
Best to use a proper cleaner designed for goop cleaning or just buy some isopropyl alcohol.
by Spoon Boy
Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:13 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Furmark: a good load generator?
Replies: 17
Views: 7229

Re: Furmark: a good load generator?

I'm not %100 sure but i think this started to be the case from Nvidia 500 series and AMD 6000 series onwards, its really just a safety feature AFAIK.
by Spoon Boy
Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quietly cool your GPU using PCI!
Replies: 7
Views: 7227

Re: Quietly cool your GPU using PCI!

I would question the use of 120mm fans on a graphic card as they are wider than the card its self, wouldn't a better use for them be to try and increase the cool air being directed at the card ?
by Spoon Boy
Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:05 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 5850/5870 HD 6950/6970 HD 7770 HD 7850 idle noise levels?
Replies: 18
Views: 7648

Re: HD 5850/5870 HD 6950/6970 HD 7770 HD 7850 idle noise lev

Have you thought about investing in a aftermarket HS ?
by Spoon Boy
Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:41 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU Overload or ineffective fan?
Replies: 13
Views: 3673

Re: PSU Overload or ineffective fan?

They're there to sell bigger PSUs than people need. Why else would PSU manufacturers have them on their sites? In addition you'll then get the wannabe overclockers who will read that number and double it 'just to be safe'. This is how 1500W PSUs get sold. But when the calculator isn't on a manufact...
by Spoon Boy
Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU Overload or ineffective fan?
Replies: 13
Views: 3673

Re: PSU Overload or ineffective fan?

Thanks edh :)
TDP is the most accurate way to work it out and now you have explained it i feel like a fool for not realising it :lol:

So are PSU calculators any good at all maybe just for a ball park figure ?

Ive always been nervous electrickery :shock:
by Spoon Boy
Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 5850/5870 HD 6950/6970 HD 7770 HD 7850 idle noise levels?
Replies: 18
Views: 7648

Re: HD 5850/5870 HD 6950/6970 HD 7770 HD 7850 idle noise lev

Would a higher idle temperature result in quicker degradation of the silicon though ?
by Spoon Boy
Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU Overload or ineffective fan?
Replies: 13
Views: 3673

Re: PSU Overload or ineffective fan?

Your stressed load power is < 350W..and probably < 275W while gaming. A lot of PSUs start to crank up the fan rpm past 50% load...it could be your PSU is running hotter (clogged up fan blades, poor airflow) causing an earlier fan ramp. Not that im questioning the stressed load is under 350W, but as...
by Spoon Boy
Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:27 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU Overload or ineffective fan?
Replies: 13
Views: 3673

Re: PSU Overload or ineffective fan?

I done a quick work through on this http://www.extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine PSU calculator and it seems you are pushing close to the max load on you PSU, i came up with 445W.
But IDK if i got all your components so you may want to give it a try your self.
by Spoon Boy
Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 5850/5870 HD 6950/6970 HD 7770 HD 7850 idle noise levels?
Replies: 18
Views: 7648

Re: HD 5850/5870 HD 6950/6970 HD 7770 HD 7850 idle noise lev

If the aftermarket HS can take 120mm or is passive then i agree you cant beat them with even the best manufactures HS, when not under load i think most modern GPU's underclock/undervolt a lot so they don't need much cooling. Under load its a different story, as a lot of aftermarket HS are simply big...
by Spoon Boy
Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:53 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 5850/5870 HD 6950/6970 HD 7770 HD 7850 idle noise levels?
Replies: 18
Views: 7648

Re: HD 5850/5870 HD 6950/6970 HD 7770 HD 7850 idle noise lev

I would always therefore go for the aftermarket passive/semi-passive route if possible. IDK some card have very good HS now Asus, Gigabyte, Etc. I try to steer clear of after market HS after having bad experience with a previous one. On a side note what do you use for editing you BIOS, i have tried...
by Spoon Boy
Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The Silent Monster
Replies: 14
Views: 8390

Re: The Silent Monster

Is it my eyes or is the rear fan a 140mm so its making to bottom fan look smaller that 120mm ?
Also does the temperature of the GPU stop you from doing a custom fan profile for it ? how hot does it get ?
But im guessing if its quiet enough there is little point :lol:
by Spoon Boy
Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Best movie of 2012
Replies: 4
Views: 2503

Re: Best movie of 2012

Prometheus.

Mainly because im a bit of a sci-fi nut and because i didn't really understand it until i watched it two or three times.
by Spoon Boy
Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Furmark: a good load generator?
Replies: 17
Views: 7229

Re: Furmark: a good load generator?

From what i have read it seems if the drivers detects Furmark or OCCT running it wont do anything until the power regulator comes under load, as soon as that happens it will underclock the card by %50 and regulate the power so you cant fry your card. Also from what i gather you can disable the card ...
by Spoon Boy
Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Furmark: a good load generator?
Replies: 17
Views: 7229

Re: Furmark: a good load generator?

Yea looking into it some more it does seem they did throttle the GPU based on what is running and the power draw... http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2857 Im still looking into if this is the same with newer GPU's, maybe someone can enlighten us :!: EDIT: it would seem even newer ca...
by Spoon Boy
Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:17 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Furmark: a good load generator?
Replies: 17
Views: 7229

Re: Furmark: a good load generator?

Other than the standard throttling that would happen when reaching the TDP im not aware of application detection being built into graphics drivers, would you have a link to such info please ?
by Spoon Boy
Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Anyone bought Yate Loon D12SL from watercoolinguk
Replies: 5
Views: 5541

Re: Anyone bought Yate Loon D12SL from watercoolinguk

Im guessing what you know about Yate Loon's that you have already looked through this thread, but just in case you havnt. http://www.overclock.net/t/490924/the-official-yate-loon-fan-club And although this post is from 2009 it seems favorable http://www.overclock.net/t/490924/the-official-yate-loon-...
by Spoon Boy
Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:42 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Sticky for the UK
Replies: 107
Views: 211997

Re: Sticky for the UK

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nexus-120mm-Rea ... 600&sr=8-1
£9.25 it says free P&P but sometime you never know until checkout
by Spoon Boy
Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Windows 8 backup issue.
Replies: 7
Views: 1528

Re: Windows 8 backup issue.

A stab in the dark but would you be getting a System Image Backup error 0x80780119 It seems since windows 7 backup has had problems with OEM partitions, seems not much has changed in windows 8 even the name has stayed the same. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-performance/b...
by Spoon Boy
Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:21 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Windows 8 backup issue.
Replies: 7
Views: 1528

Re: Windows 8 backup issue.

Only the Windows 8 Pro and Windows 8 Enterprise editions can backup to network locations.