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by dhanson865
Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Why is Corsair VX450 so hard to find for sale? Alternatives?
Replies: 3
Views: 1280

Re: Why is Corsair VX450 so hard to find for sale? Alternati

If you are willing to give up the Corsair name, you can buy a low-end Seasonic. The down side is that Seasonic does not have the same high standard of quality control and product consistency that Corsair imposed. Seasonic makes the "S12II" power supplies in 6 sizes, from 380 watts up to 629 watts. ...
by dhanson865
Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:35 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: new version of "k10stat" available
Replies: 21
Views: 16124

Re: k10stat

these are my lowest p-states tested and actually default in my rig: http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/6658/loweststats.png I'm not shure if there is any advantage to manage two or more different profiles in k10stat (low and hig) Your clock speeds in those pstates match the default clock speeds on ...
by dhanson865
Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:18 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: new version of "k10stat" available
Replies: 21
Views: 16124

Re:

I can't get the "lock p-state" to work. It only changes temporarily to that p-state, but will not lock at it. Clock Control is enabled. From what I've seen it appears lock p-state only stays if cool n quiet is disabled (easiest way to do this in Windows XP is to change windows power settings to "Ho...
by dhanson865
Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:37 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD A8-3850 Quad Core Desktop APU (updated July 10)
Replies: 43
Views: 17877

Re: AMD A8-3850 Quad Core Desktop APU

Speaking of undervolting, I wonder how a Llano APU would respond, considering SPCR's sample ran at 1.40v... a lot of volts for even a 65nm CPU. A8-3850 is a 32 nm HKMG SOI chip with a 100W TDP. A8-3800 is practically just as fast but has a 65W TDP. And right now they are selling every one they make...
by dhanson865
Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:07 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD A8-3850 Quad Core Desktop APU (updated July 10)
Replies: 43
Views: 17877

Re: AMD A8-3850 Quad Core Desktop APU

Considering that 1333MHz doesn't cost much less than 1600, faster memory costs enough to pay for a discrete GPU and Llano is pointless if you don't need a GPU I think 1600 is the only point that makes sense. It boosts fps by 10-15%. For me in the US looking at prices I see DDR3 2000 and 1866 module...
by dhanson865
Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New use for the "World's Quietest Former Bedroom"
Replies: 7
Views: 2752

Re: New use for the "World's Quietest Former Bedroom"

Worlds quietest pub sounds good to me right now.
by dhanson865
Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: new version of "k10stat" available
Replies: 21
Views: 16124

Re: new version of "k10stat" available

K10stat just got an update of Ver 1.50. Hope to add support of A8/A6/A4 Liano. :lol: http://sites.google.com/site/k10stat/ Thanks for the bump. I got ver 1.51 and now I can overclock and unverolt without fiddling with rebooting and changing BIOS settings. Still not perfect but it's definitely savin...
by dhanson865
Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What reasons *not* to use Antec solo?
Replies: 11
Views: 3717

Re: What reasons *not* to use Antec solo?

Fractal Design and Corsair both make cases far better then the solo - I would add some of the Lancool cases to the list.. So reasons include - MUCH better wiring, far better cooling, better setup (things like a bottom mounted power supply), more room to work in and better quality. I am not the firs...
by dhanson865
Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: amd llano a8 system beats intel i3 2100 system in idle power
Replies: 22
Views: 4891

Re: amd llano a8 system beats intel i3 2100 system in idle p

Ok folks, my english in not that good (really), someone explain me this: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-a8-3850-llano,2975-2.html "By default, Llano wants to be the primary output. So, when you configure your BIOS, set up Windows, and get drivers installed, AMD says use the APU’s outputs. ...
by dhanson865
Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: To those of you with 1st gen Macbook Pros, beware....
Replies: 7
Views: 2437

Re: To those of you with 1st gen Macbook Pros, beware....

Johnnie, I'm not sure what you are saying has anything to do with this thread; whether or not what you are saying is true. Dust gets into any computer, and it depends on the environment how much/what kind of dust gets in there. What you are saying is true and what johnnie is saying is reasonably ac...
by dhanson865
Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:18 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Recommendations for a good 16:10 aspect gaming monitor?
Replies: 33
Views: 6948

Re: Recommendations for a good 16:10 aspect gaming monitor?

After having purchased a brand-spanking new computer, I'm now looking to get a new monitor as well. Unfortunately, it seems most hardware review sites don't place a high priority on reviewing monitors (and even less emphasis on noise levels). So I turn once again to the collective wisdom of the SPC...
by dhanson865
Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: amd llano a8 system beats intel i3 2100 system in idle power
Replies: 22
Views: 4891

Re: amd llano a8 system beats intel i3 2100 system in idle p

Probably need to wait a month+ for more mobo's to hit retail and the frenzy of Bios updates to settle and then look at some reviews for more practical power results. That said, Llano would make for a decent HTPC/light gaming rig. Looks like the HQV results are decent and it puts up some nice fps fo...
by dhanson865
Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can I have 2 video cards but only activate one of them?
Replies: 11
Views: 2578

Re: Can I have 2 video cards but only activate one of them?

Forgive me for derailing your thread but your usage of "mid range" threw me. just scraped this from Wikipedia it's far from comprehensive as when you get to the under $100 cards you start to see 3 or more memory configs/designs/bean counter cripplings. Radeon HD 6450 $55 Radeon HD 6570 $79 Radeon HD...
by dhanson865
Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can I have 2 video cards but only activate one of them?
Replies: 11
Views: 2578

Re: Can I have 2 video cards but only activate one of them?

But the toggle functionality does not turn off the higher end card. I don't want idle. I want off so that it doesn't draw any power and creates 0db noise. My standards for business class computers is sub 10db noise level during general productivity usage. What 580, 590, 6970, or 6990 has sub 10db a...
by dhanson865
Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Any way to balance a 200mm top fan in my Antec 900?
Replies: 5
Views: 1646

Re: Any way to balance a 200mm top fan in my Antec 900?

It's a tricool 200mm. Does it vibrate noticeably on low or just when on medium and high?
by dhanson865
Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: The State of Silence as of June 2011 - New Build
Replies: 6
Views: 1753

Re: The State of Silence as of June 2011 - New Build

edit: oops, just saw you were doing this in AU$ and I did mine in US$. I'll go back through and see if I can add AU$ to it. OK, here are some alternate parts from the other side of a few fences: CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition US $180 / AU $195 Mobo: ASUS Sabertooth 990FX US $200 / not on ...
by dhanson865
Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What reasons *not* to use Antec solo?
Replies: 11
Views: 3717

Re: What reasons *not* to use Antec solo?

I see. I was not aware of the degree to which larger fans had replaced smaller ones in general. Since I already have this case (Solo), and since 92mm fans are still available at this time, assuming the use of a fan controller, PWM header, or volt mod, how do two 92mm fans compare to a single 120mm ...
by dhanson865
Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What reasons *not* to use Antec solo?
Replies: 11
Views: 3717

Re: What reasons *not* to use Antec solo?

Why change the (2) 92mm to (1) 120mm fan? I thought I read (here) that two 92's would have more airflow at the same noise level than a single 120. Is that incorrect? 92mm fans are less common now than they were in the past. It's harder to find cheap 92mm fans with low RPMs than it is to find a low ...
by dhanson865
Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:04 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD6850 Passive by PowerColor!!!!!!
Replies: 56
Views: 22583

Re: HD6850 Passive by PowerColor!!!!!!

99°? I will pass... :? That was 99c with NO CASE FANS. Do you really run your case with no exhaust or intake fans? Even the cheapest cases come with a 120mm rear fan. Heck gamers often run cases with 4 or more case fans. Lets mine newegg for a few minutes: Antec Nine Hundred is the case with the mo...
by dhanson865
Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Re: Mike's final sign-off - POSTPONED
Replies: 70
Views: 93244

Re: Mike's final sign-off

uggh, I just got in from doing the majority of the work of planting a new tree in my back yard. I was thinking of this day as a beginning of a new era but then I read that it may be forewarning of the end of an era. I wish I didn't live thousands of miles/kilometers away. I'd love to drop by your fa...
by dhanson865
Sun Jun 12, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 98055

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

The on switch, while cosmetically the same "hopefully" is improved mechanically. Apparently you haven't seen the internal pictures that show the plastic parts and the actual switch behind the button. I can assure you I've spend far too much time working with that stupid button/switch to not recogni...
by dhanson865
Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD Radeon HD 6570 & 6670 Budget GPUs
Replies: 29
Views: 18453

Re: AMD Radeon HD 6570 & 6670 Budget GPUs

Has anyone seen any passive 6670-range card at retail yet? Seems like it would be a big seller for the first to market at this perf level/$$. Radeon HD 6670 480 800 MHz 8 24 64 GB/s 66W Radeon HD 6570 (GDDR5) 480 650 MHz 8 24 64 GB/s 60W Radeon HD 6570 (DDR3) 480 650 MHz 8 24 29 GB/s 44W http://www...
by dhanson865
Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Will it work -- AM3 CPU on AM2 board (690G)?
Replies: 8
Views: 3338

Re: Will it work -- AM3 CPU on AM2 board (690G)?

Hi, Ksanderash If I recall correctly, AM2 boards will support AM2 cpus and AM2+ cpus. Not AM3 cpus. You will probably do best with an Athlon 64 or some Phenom processors (9000-series, 920, 940) The definition of AM2 and AM2+ is so vague it's probably just weasel talk from the lawyers/marketers more...
by dhanson865
Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:06 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 98055

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

Somebody tell me the cheapest foolproof way to rig a power button that will survive multiple users punching it (at least one of which isn't technically minded and has a heavy hand) and you'll have my thanks. I have never tried this, so don't know how well it works, but most of the bios' I have seen...
by dhanson865
Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 98055

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

This case is definitely not to the SOLO what the SOLO was to earlier offerings, but it's not absolutely horrible. Maybe if they had called it SOLO 1.1 If it truly has a front 120mm mount then I'd say Solo 1.2 would be more apt :) And really if it were a $50 case instead of a $100 case I wouldn't be...
by dhanson865
Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:51 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 98055

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

KadazanPL wrote:Flimsy power button not fixed?
First and only thing I looked for, as soon as I saw it I stopped looking for the other improvements that might be.
by dhanson865
Tue May 24, 2011 4:52 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Warranty issue of a PSU
Replies: 5
Views: 2442

Re:

Antec SL350 (spring 2003) Seasonic Tornado rev A3 400W (Winter 2004) Seasonic S12 430 non sleeved (Summer 2005) Seasonic S12 380 sleeved (Summer 2006) Booted up the system with the Seasonic S12 430 that is 6 years old* this morning and the POST failed gracefully. Long message about if I was overclo...
by dhanson865
Sat May 14, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Single Platter 500GB 2.5" Hard Drive?
Replies: 15
Views: 10358

Re: Single Platter 500GB 2.5" Hard Drive?

Unfortunately that database isn't up to date. It's definitely a good source but there are many newer drives that haven't been added to it.
by dhanson865
Thu May 12, 2011 6:54 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: The fastest passively cooled graphics card... Ever
Replies: 11
Views: 9213

Re: The fastest passively cooled graphics card... Ever

IMO, it's just another on of those "fanless" products that needs a fan close by or at least some serious airflow... I'll take that any day over a video card with a 40mm or 60mm fan a non standard fan header and a heat sink so small that even a 120mm fan won't cool it quietly. I'll also take it over...
by dhanson865
Wed May 11, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Japan's Earthquake & Tsunami Disaster
Replies: 167
Views: 48664

Re: Japan's Earthquake & Tsunami Disaster

Radioactive water found in No.3 reactor pit (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/11_29.html Tokyo Electric Power Company says water containing radioactive material has been found flowing into a pit outside of the No.3 reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Th...