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by fastturtle
Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:36 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Welcome new members
Replies: 561
Views: 464141

Forgot to Say Hi All:

Been running F@H for last couple of weeks now and finding the core to be very nicely configured and compliant when I need the cpu released.

As to my score, it's a meager 1199 but then I've only got an XP1800 to work with. :D
by fastturtle
Sun Jun 04, 2006 7:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet Vinyl Recording Computer
Replies: 12
Views: 2740

In Audacity: The 32bit float is the quality of the sample. Basically it samples using a 32bit format instead of the standard 24bit digital format. The next thing to keep in mind is your output format. In order to create CD Audio, you have to stick with the 16bit PCM format, otherwise the disk will n...
by fastturtle
Sun Jun 04, 2006 12:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New case and PSU needed - suggestions please
Replies: 10
Views: 2259

Zxian: If your sisters case is a Matx, One I'd suggest is a very sweet looking Silverstone. The SST-TJ08. The only thing it'll need is a FSP Power Supply. Got the specs for case/psu selected right here: http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=31853 Shold work nicely while looking pretty good.
by fastturtle
Sat Jun 03, 2006 12:21 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quieting a Silverstone TJ-06 system
Replies: 2
Views: 1009

Definately need to check the new HS on the northbridge and ensure it's seated correctly with enough thermal compound. Very important and sounds like a good part of the problem. You also state that it seems to run cooler w/o the new zalman so I'd suggest test it w/o any cooler. If temps stay reasonab...
by fastturtle
Sat Jun 03, 2006 11:40 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Case with twin 60mm fans - best plan to make quiet?
Replies: 5
Views: 2005

As to your CPU fan, check out Nexus as they're the preferred fan for silent operation. On the Video card front, if you can afford it, go for the passive 6600GT although I'd sugest a cheaper alternative. It's what I'm eyeballing for a Quiet Rebuild that runs cooler and has the hardware accel that's l...
by fastturtle
Fri Jun 02, 2006 9:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet System Rebuild: Comments Welcome
Replies: 2
Views: 1031

Thanks SD-Plissken: I didn't even notice that and I just checked the website for the manual today. Just had a blond moment and I'm not even a blonde. UDPATE After Reviewing things, I discovered a Biostar Tforce 6100 and Semperon64 2500+ combo that only adds an extra $150 to my rebuild costs and I th...
by fastturtle
Fri Jun 02, 2006 8:08 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet System Rebuild: Comments Welcome
Replies: 2
Views: 1031

Quiet System Rebuild: Comments Welcome

Well I've finally selected all of the components I'm going with for a quiet rebuild and the total cost is just under $400 U.S. with all parts from Newegg. The reasons I'm performing this rebuild include: 1) Need USB 2.0 2) Increased Memory 3) Replacing a Noisy case Here's what I'm going with: Silver...
by fastturtle
Fri May 26, 2006 9:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any Advice on this Silverstone Case
Replies: 12
Views: 4045

Big thanks to everyone who provided feedback/suggestions on this case. It now looks like I'll be able to go passive on the CPU cooling using a Ninja and have plenty of headroom for future needs. So far, what I've come up with is the Ninja in Passive mode on a Venice Core A64 with an S12-330 for the ...
by fastturtle
Fri May 26, 2006 8:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any Advice on this Silverstone Case
Replies: 12
Views: 4045

Got curious about possibility of Passive cooling. Seems as though my selected board may have the extra clearence needed for a Ninja although it may be as tight as stonyc's reivew pics. Took some effort but was able to review pics of the boards and I think there's between 1-2 cm clearence since the p...
by fastturtle
Fri May 26, 2006 3:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any Advice on this Silverstone Case
Replies: 12
Views: 4045

SD-Plisken:
I'm currently using an FX5200, so I'll be damn suprised if the onboard doesn't perform almost as well if not better. Will be my main biz desktop so my needs are pretty lite. Web, Email, Word, Excel and the ocasional game of freecell.
by fastturtle
Fri May 26, 2006 5:00 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any Advice on this Silverstone Case
Replies: 12
Views: 4045

thanks stonyc. Can you run something like a vid stress test and chek temp rise on your card? Just trying to get a handle on cooling performance as it's early enough to change selections for cooler components Edit Dbl Chkd PSU requirements and all of the cards state 350 watts or better. Guess I'll ma...
by fastturtle
Thu May 25, 2006 9:25 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any Advice on this Silverstone Case
Replies: 12
Views: 4045

webdev: I was thinking the same thing about the fans. Wont know till I actually get the case if they're any good. stonyc: nice review and definately makes it worthwhile. Got a question for you. Using a Quiet Fan up front, does there appear to be enough airflow across the vid card to keep a passive 7...
by fastturtle
Thu May 25, 2006 8:56 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any Advice on this Silverstone Case
Replies: 12
Views: 4045

Any Advice on this Silverstone Case

I recently found this nice looking (specs and design) Silverstone case and was wondering what others thought of it. It's the Silverstone SST TJ08 found at http://www.silverstonetek.com/products-tj08.htm and fron what I see, it looks like a nice quiet case, although I don't know about the quaility of...
by fastturtle
Sat May 20, 2006 7:33 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Need Advice on Possible Passive Cooling
Replies: 4
Views: 2177

Hadn't thought of that but since the HS I'm planning on is similar to a Nexus 6400 except all aluminum and a better mounting bracket (3 lugs). The main difference is the fact that it's a single piece cooler that's milled. So there's complete thermal connectivity plus it's appears to be a little larg...
by fastturtle
Fri May 19, 2006 6:41 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Need Advice on Possible Passive Cooling
Replies: 4
Views: 2177

Thanks justblair: That's pretty much what I thought, especially since I've got a massive HS that's designed to handled an OC'd Tbird. As to additional heatsinks, I doubt I'll need anything more then the stock ones as the Geode runs so cool. The interesting thing is the specs look identical to an XP1...
by fastturtle
Fri May 19, 2006 4:43 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Need Advice on Possible Passive Cooling
Replies: 4
Views: 2177

Need Advice on Possible Passive Cooling

I'm looking at a Mobo/Geode Combo deal and a massive HS I bought for OC purpose. Don't know the make anylonger but it takes 80mm fan and is rated to cool Athlons OC'd to 150watts I'm thinking that due to the 14watt TLD of the included Geode NX1750, combined with the HS I've already got, that it woul...
by fastturtle
Wed May 17, 2006 5:50 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Folding@Home Beginners Guide
Replies: 42
Views: 108634

New Cores Automactically Detect 3dnow/sse and optimize

Just started folding today and since I have broadband, decided to stick to larger files if possible. Heck my system can do a fair amount of work as it's not stressed enough on a normal basis and at least my idle CPU is being put to work. :lol: Aint worried about personal ranking, just figured the in...
by fastturtle
Wed May 10, 2006 7:32 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Newisys NA-1400 NAS Appliance
Replies: 38
Views: 25510

I saw another review on the same unit at Extreme Tech recently and they noted exactly the same issue. It's noisy as hell but in comparison to others on the market, the price is reasonable, and performance is very good in regards to throughput. Bluefront The drives aren't any hotter then you'd think....
by fastturtle
Wed May 03, 2006 11:41 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12-330 Rev A3 (w/Sleeving) Review
Replies: 56
Views: 44354

I can appreciate the 4 SATA connectors as once EFI becomes common place, it's going to be possible to build a system that has only SATA and USB connections. As to any suprise about the inclusion of a PCIe connection, I don't understand why you are. It's pretty obvious to me that they're going to hav...
by fastturtle
Sun Apr 16, 2006 4:29 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Okay Mini-ITX People... need your input!
Replies: 10
Views: 2382

I recently saw a DFI mini-itx board that supports the Pentium-M at http://www.mini-itx.com look under the motherboards. Very sweet and when combined with the Pentium-M/HSF combo one hell of a deal. Of course, if that's too expensive try this setup from Directron of an AMD Geode NX1750 (XP1750) and B...
by fastturtle
Sun Apr 16, 2006 4:18 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: computer won't boot
Replies: 23
Views: 6289

Aowen512: First thing I'd do is pull the 300 gig drive and do a clean install onto that blank spare. Then see if windows boots correctly. If so, install your anti-virus and update it before connecting the other drive and trying to recover your data. As far as the school saying anything, if it's thei...
by fastturtle
Sun Apr 16, 2006 3:55 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help! Unreliable Booting. <SOLVED>
Replies: 17
Views: 4295

First off, reduce to a single stick of memory to reduce that issue. Second, go into the bios and look for a FailSafe setting. If you have it, that's going to disable almost everything and select safest settings to get windows installed/booted Next if windows boots sucessfully, start re-installing me...
by fastturtle
Fri Apr 14, 2006 6:00 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless VGA Cards list -- a start!
Replies: 156
Views: 322763

Rosewill Geforce FX5200 is Passive.

In regards to NewEgg: They finally started offering the search criteria of heatsink only. Note though that it's not perfect but does offer the best option for searching strictly passively cooled card as needed.
by fastturtle
Tue Apr 11, 2006 12:16 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Desktop CPU Power Survey, April 2006
Replies: 69
Views: 124879

Great Article Mike and couldn't be any better timing as I've been forced to rethink some ideas in regards to a new system. Only thing that would complete this is a comparison/testing of some 2xx series opterons as to their basic TDP/TCaseMax ratings against Xeons as it should provide food for thought.
by fastturtle
Wed Mar 29, 2006 9:10 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Anyone heard of this brand? Thanks for Hijacking: Resolved
Replies: 4
Views: 1463

1st Off, I'll start by asking everyone to please read all of this information before responding as the question :?: is "Has Anyone Heard/know about iStar-USA Power Supplies?" This PSU is an :!: EPS style unit. NOT an ATX style and is not used in a Home System but for Servers. As I stated in the OP. ...
by fastturtle
Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:58 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: active PFC *REQUIRED* on PSUs to work on UPS's??
Replies: 18
Views: 7383

I'd say go for an APC ES350 like what I'm using. Should give you between 5-8 minutes of run time with 17inch CRT hooked up. I'm using one on an XP1800 with Dual Burners that's on all the time. In my case, it's only providing between 3-5 minutes of run time but I'm also pushing loading of the unit du...
by fastturtle
Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:00 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Anyone heard of this brand? Thanks for Hijacking: Resolved
Replies: 4
Views: 1463

Anyone heard of this brand? Thanks for Hijacking: Resolved

I'm looking at an iStarUSA-TC650PD2 EPS unit for a new build and I'm wondering about their quality. Only reason I selected this over a comparable FSP brand is the unavailibility of anything in excess of 600 watts plus the specs state (4) 12 volt rails instead of the standard (2) 12 volt rails in the...
by fastturtle
Sun Mar 26, 2006 10:02 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Retrofiting AMD Geode in Place of Athlon XP
Replies: 1
Views: 1758

Retrofiting AMD Geode in Place of Athlon XP

I've got a question into MSI about retrofitting an AMD NX1750 in place of my XP1800 on an MS-6340M v:5.0 since AMD states they're designed to be completely compatible with the Thoroughbred Series of XP CPU's. According to AMD's specs, the NX1750 has a TDP of 12 watts while the XP 1800 a/b revisions ...
by fastturtle
Sat Mar 25, 2006 9:08 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Anyone know how semprons do for gaming?
Replies: 49
Views: 12026

Not all Semperons are 64 bit

I noticed that no one mentioned this fact of Semperon Life. Some of them are basically renamed XP models, especially in the lower speed ratings. So never state that all Semperon's are 64 bit, instead check AMD's website to confirm that the specific chip you're thinking about purchasing is a 64 bit v...
by fastturtle
Sun Mar 19, 2006 9:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is your computer turned on 24 hours/day, 7 days/week?
Replies: 54
Views: 26464

I happen to be a bit torrent seeder for several open source projects so mine's on 24/7 so folks can get the files. As to saving energy, I'm planning a new house that's going to be completely disconnected from the electric grid using photovoltaics (solar cells). Of course the house will be using as m...