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by cmh
Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 100,000 Point Club
Replies: 202
Views: 225296

Re: 100,000 Point Club

warriorpoet wrote:Well, if it matters, I'm pretty sure that Venice will run SMP alright, but I don't think bigadv are going to do so well ;)
Yeah, the Venice box is the one that's getting new guts. i7-2600k can handle bigadv, right?
by cmh
Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 100,000 Point Club
Replies: 202
Views: 225296

Re: 100,000 Point Club

Thanks, frenchie and warriorpoet. Is it just me, or does anyone else find that their hardware decisions are influenced (crazily) by Folding? I just built a new machine to replace my main office PC. I was planning to turn the old box into a low-powered file server or something (really I was), but now...
by cmh
Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:17 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My i5 build - Fan set up advice?
Replies: 7
Views: 1985

Re: My i5 build - Fan set up advice?

Unless your ambient temps are really high, I agree you don't need five fans. I'm running a similar i5 system on two and my core temps are great...low-to-mid-fifties at 100% load, with the fans running around 700 rpm. I've got a PWM Slipstream on a Gelid Tranquillo CPU cooler blowing toward the back,...
by cmh
Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:37 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 100,000 Point Club
Replies: 202
Views: 225296

Re: 100,000 Point Club

Hey, another new folder on the team, only a couple weeks and hits 100k, it's.... cmh!!!! Short and sweet! Just started folding and already number 9 in production, very nice! Great work, keep on folding! :D :D Thanks! Good to be here. Folding is fun. SPCR provided a lot of the design and component i...
by cmh
Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:30 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: looking to make my current system quieter
Replies: 5
Views: 2096

Re: looking to make my current system quieter

What are your CPU and GPU temps at idle and full load? If you've got some headroom on temps, you might start by slowing down your fans and seeing where that leaves you...
by cmh
Sun Jul 31, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: New Build: P183, i5-2500K
Replies: 5
Views: 3249

Re: New Build: P183, i5-2500K

Speedfan. I'm trying to get the same thing going using the BIOS, but without much luck so far. The fans basically stay at whatever minimum speed I set and don't react to temps. When the CPU temp gets above the target value I set in the BIOS, the motherboard cuts the CPU voltage for a few seconds. T...
by cmh
Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: New Build: P183, i5-2500K
Replies: 5
Views: 3249

Re: New Build: P183, i5-2500K

Nice build. Very nice, clean build. Well done. Thanks! Btw how are you controlling the Slipstreams PWM, only via intel bios? or with speedfan? Speedfan. I'm trying to get the same thing going using the BIOS, but without much luck so far. The fans basically stay at whatever minimum speed I set and d...
by cmh
Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: New Build: P183, i5-2500K
Replies: 5
Views: 3249

New Build: P183, i5-2500K

Six years after my first SPCR-influenced build (an Athlon 64), I'm back at it again. My goal was to build something that was inaudible while I'm sitting at my desk, powerful (for Adobe Creative Suite), and less than $1,000. I'm not much of a gamer, so I decided to use the integrated graphics on a Sa...
by cmh
Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fan Control on Sandy Bridge/Fractal R3 system
Replies: 32
Views: 6324

Re: Fan Control on Sandy Bridge/Fractal R3 system

@cmh, I like the Asus fan control, two PCI-e, and overclocking stability, but the main reason I like the z68 is that it has been well tested in DAW applications. The board is very low noise and can be dialed down to very low DPC latency. Since there are not a lot of info on other boards, I am leani...
by cmh
Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fan Control on Sandy Bridge/Fractal R3 system
Replies: 32
Views: 6324

Re: Fan Control on Sandy Bridge/Fractal R3 system

For a mobo, what about the Intel DZ68DB? Three four-pin PWM fan headers (CPU plus front and rear chassis fans), three PCI slots, and $40 less than the basic Asus Z68? Just an idea...
by cmh
Thu Aug 11, 2005 10:20 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: upgrading PC, need suggestions ...
Replies: 28
Views: 7483

You might want to consider the 430W S12. The issue isn't the total capacity of the PSU...it's the current carried on the 12V rail. You want at least 24A combined, and the S12 380 just makes it at 25 (10+15). The 430W model carries 29A (14 + 15). Check out the instability complaints on the abit forum...
by cmh
Mon May 30, 2005 2:31 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: First build: Venice, AX8, Spinpoint, Freezer64, 3000B, S12
Replies: 6
Views: 5784

Looks like your advice was good, Mats. There was a BIOS update for the board that adds Rev. E processor support. Somehow, I didn't find it on my own and the ABIT automatic BIOS flash gadget didn't know about it either. Found a link in the forums, flashed it, and have been running much smoother since...
by cmh
Sat May 28, 2005 8:05 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: First build: Venice, AX8, Spinpoint, Freezer64, 3000B, S12
Replies: 6
Views: 5784

After a couple nights of testing, it appears that the issue is two sticks of RAM, not the sticks themselves. Both of the individual sticks went all night on Prime95 with no errors. I thought the 2-stick problem was limited to 754 mobos/CPUs, but maybe not. Yes, well.
by cmh
Thu May 26, 2005 5:14 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: First build: Venice, AX8, Spinpoint, Freezer64, 3000B, S12
Replies: 6
Views: 5784

Well, I was going to save it for the "issues" post, but since you asked, Mats... This machine isn't Prime95 stable at *any* speed and/or voltage, including the stock 1800/1.4. It works great in terms of use, but it's never made it more than 6 hours on the blended torture test. I don't know if I need...
by cmh
Wed May 25, 2005 10:32 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: First build: Venice, AX8, Spinpoint, Freezer64, 3000B, S12
Replies: 6
Views: 5784

First build: Venice, AX8, Spinpoint, Freezer64, 3000B, S12

Here's a writeup of my new PC, the first I've built. It's all straight from the SPCR playbook. It's basically a success, but it's got some issues I'll address in a later post. If another newbie can avoid some aggravation by reading that, maybe I'll begin to repay SPCR for all the help I got here. Th...
by cmh
Tue May 17, 2005 7:55 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Kids and fan controls = :(
Replies: 10
Views: 2746

The last parts for my new build are arriving today, and this post reminds me that my kids may pose more of a threat to my new hardware than they have already demonstrated to my software. (>20 Dora the Explorers and Blue's Clueses open at the same time, freezing Windows. Repeatedly. Because if double...
by cmh
Tue May 10, 2005 4:29 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Is there a fanless PCIe dual head card out there?
Replies: 28
Views: 8912

If that Powercolor is the same as http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814131304, it's got a fan on the back.
by cmh
Mon May 09, 2005 4:42 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Are there any GOOD fanless 939 boards?
Replies: 24
Views: 13023

sappy wrote:Is there an easy way to tell which is which when I'm buying?
Look at the end of the manufacturer's part numbers:

...AS/ASBOX = CG clawhammer
...AX/AXBOX = CG newcastle
...BI/BIBOX = D0 winchester
...BP/BPBOX = E3 venice
...BN/BNBOX = E4 san diego
by cmh
Mon May 09, 2005 10:26 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sonata still can't breath worth a damn!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 5019

Does it flow a lot more air with the front bezel open/off? It looks to me like the intake slits on the bezel are much smaller in area than the case's front fan hole. If the bezel is the choke point, I'm not sure that an intake fan in front would do you much good.
by cmh
Fri May 06, 2005 11:21 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: FYI:Nidec spinpoint SATA 160 gb still @ Microcenter,Bay Area
Replies: 7
Views: 2791

The Cambridge, MA, Microcenter still has a good number (> 10) of the OEM-packaged SP1604Ns on the shelves for $90. It looked like a pretty even mix of Nidecs and JVCs. I didn't see any of the SATA drives on the shelf, but they might have some in back.
by cmh
Wed Apr 20, 2005 10:16 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 3000B and Freezer 64?
Replies: 1
Views: 1431

3000B and Freezer 64?

I've got an Antec SLK3000B case and am considering an Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 to cool my A64 Winchester 3000+. It looks to me like the Freezer's fan will be blowing perpendicular to airflow from the case's CPU duct. Would I get a much bigger cooling benefit from going with something that will blow...