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by cloneman
Sat Feb 09, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Human battery charger
Replies: 3
Views: 1215

reminds me of a movie... :lol:
by cloneman
Sat Feb 09, 2008 6:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Human battery charger
Replies: 3
Views: 1215

Human battery charger

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nf/20080208/tc_nf/58279


Looks like they've come up with a device that uses the energy you spend slowing down you leg while walking... like the brakes on those hybrid cars...


Interesting! I wonder what it looks like.
by cloneman
Sun Feb 03, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Max Temp for mobile GPUs?
Replies: 2
Views: 1337

I was overclocking and I hit 92C... should be ok I guess but I slowed it down a little to be safe.


I just installed a new driver that says 102C is the "GPU slowdown temp". Interesting.
by cloneman
Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:19 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Max Temp for mobile GPUs?
Replies: 2
Views: 1337

Max Temp for mobile GPUs?

Is there a place that lists max temps... particularly the geforce go 7900GS (mobile gpu) ... nothing but random posts on sites like notebookreview.. nothing official enough for my liking. What I do know is the fan is set to turn on @ 78C, during gaming the card hits a peak of about 84 degrees. Is it...
by cloneman
Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Monitor advice
Replies: 16
Views: 3290

Be sure to buy it from a place with a return policy (unless you get a chance to see it in action in a store). I made a grave error in buying blindly a 17" Samsung (710T) based on reviews only. It was supposed to be outstanding for it's time, and the picture quality was great - only that it was very ...
by cloneman
Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja Copper @ Jabtech.com
Replies: 60
Views: 21894

MikeC wrote: If you look at a table of heat conductivity for different materials, you'll see that copper rates nearly twice as high as aluminum.
I want a HSF made of diamond now 8).

EDIT: Is it that far fetched to have a small layer of diamond on the base?
by cloneman
Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:45 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: OT - How to attach VGA ramsinks?
Replies: 5
Views: 2275

How much superglue would you use? A dab in the corners or a line around the perimeter of the chip?
by cloneman
Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: OT - How to attach VGA ramsinks?
Replies: 5
Views: 2275

OT - How to attach VGA ramsinks?

I'm wondering what all the methods are. I'm guessing the two obvious choices would be arctic silver adhesive and thermal tape. Are there any other options? Someone suggested putting a small dab of superglue on each corner of the ram chips and AS5 in the middle. Is this a smart thing to do (e.g. does...
by cloneman
Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:11 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Best Way of killing coil whine?
Replies: 18
Views: 16338

I've been very lucky with my routers. My Linksys WRT54g v2 (modded with DD-WRT) is dead silent. All my networking hardware is totally 0db, even with your ear pressed against the unit (!) This includes: - the router mentioned above - a wired linksys router - cheap trendnet wireless router - netgear 5...
by cloneman
Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:18 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Turn One PC into Two w/free virtualization software
Replies: 25
Views: 34871

OMG. That is freaking cool. amazing. I love VMware folks. OMG. OMG.

I've ALWAYS wanted this.

edit... aw crap, linux only?
by cloneman
Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Help choose SSDs for SPCR's test systems
Replies: 88
Views: 35800

If you do decide to go for the CF card option, you should look into CF adapters that support DMA or CF to SATA adaptors. Not how much faster those two are, but certainly worth investigating.

Or you can get Gigabyte I-Ram. Too bad they don't make those with DDR2, it would be so cheap to run!
by cloneman
Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:11 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much will a 300w power supply run?
Replies: 284
Views: 606492

I don't know if this is appropriate to post here... here I go. My 300W Zen fanless will NOT run the following system stable: AMD 3500+ 95W Newcastle ATI X800XT DFI S939 Crossfire motherboard 1.5GB RAM 30GB Hard drive Liteon CDRW This system, if I recall correctly, has a peak power draw well under 20...
by cloneman
Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:31 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: 120W PicoPSU Pico PSU + 150W Power Adapter + Cables: $65
Replies: 1
Views: 1403

where's the picture?
by cloneman
Fri Nov 23, 2007 9:31 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: dvd-rw with adjustable speed?
Replies: 1
Views: 1531

nero drivespeed is a free utility that does it I think. works for me on my laptop (which doesn't have it's own utility).


Good for movie watching.
by cloneman
Fri Nov 23, 2007 9:30 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How To Cool A Graphics Card Cheaply (Dial Up Warning?)
Replies: 11
Views: 5609

perhaps I missed something... what holds this thing other than the screw? I.E. what prevents it from bending downward on one side?
by cloneman
Fri Nov 23, 2007 1:44 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Reflections on the Asus Eee PC
Replies: 13
Views: 10528

One thing I can't fogive Asus for is having the fan stay permananelty on once it's triggered past a certain temp. Mine stayed off for 30-35 minutes (silent heaven, no aduible whine beyond 2 inches away) but when it came on it stayed on. Had I kept it (I sold it for reasons of ergonimics on extended ...
by cloneman
Sun Nov 18, 2007 2:39 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: 199$ Asus Solid State Notebook
Replies: 33
Views: 28785

Thanks for the info. Do you happen to have a Kill-O-Watt meter to measure its power draw? Idle, screen on, then off, then with CPUBurn with the screen on or off. I'm looking to setup a 24/7 ftp server. I don't require any CPU power or a big screen. Just some basic human interface capabilities. A ve...
by cloneman
Sat Nov 17, 2007 10:48 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: 199$ Asus Solid State Notebook
Replies: 33
Views: 28785

Hey, I got the EEE, and I'll be returning it in a few days, since I simply can't justify 450$ Canadian for a device that is basically useless for long-winded computer tasks. There's no way I'm going to write essays on this thing. It's a great little device given that it runs a full OS and all, but i...
by cloneman
Sat Nov 03, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Dell Inspiron 1720
Replies: 5
Views: 5187

IdontexistM8 wrote:From what I've read the 1700/1720 have a single fan.
You're right.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/s ... #wp1179841

Both heat pipes lead to fins that are cooled by a single fan.
by cloneman
Fri Nov 02, 2007 3:53 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Dell Inspiron 1720
Replies: 5
Views: 5187

I'm replying VERY late... you've probably already made the purchase by now.... anyway. If the Inspiron 1720 is anything like the E1705 (also known as the 9400) the cooling system is decent, as is the fan control. i8kfangui is very likely supported. It wont be quiet when gaming, but thats of near-zer...
by cloneman
Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:58 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Konnetikut's Quad Core P182 [Update III] pg 3 (16 NEW PICS)
Replies: 86
Views: 72116

Re: Konnetikut's Quad Core P182 [Update III] pg 3 (16 NEW PI

Konnetikut wrote: If you have any image requests I'll try and get them for you as soon as I can. :)
I want a picture of a ripe red tomato inside the case.
by cloneman
Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:57 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Amd Am2 8w, 15w, 25w
Replies: 7
Views: 7452

let's hope it's for real this time, not like the sempron 2100+ 9W, which I don't see for sale anywhere.

Fourth quarter 2007 I assume?
by cloneman
Thu Oct 11, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Widespread Laptop Whining / Buzzing problem
Replies: 48
Views: 72126

What kind of microphone did you use to record that?
by cloneman
Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:11 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Dell XPS M1330
Replies: 6
Views: 9162

I also like the look & spec of the XPS M1330. I contacted Dell this morning to ask if it is actually fanless : after quite some time - nobody seemed to know - they replied that as far as they know it has at least one fan but will be "very quiet". I also see from the Dell forum that although you can...
by cloneman
Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: LCD TV Whine -- any winners out there?
Replies: 4
Views: 2398

Return it, see if it's the model or whatnot (by buying another identical unit), if it is, inform the company that their products whine and you don't like that.

Then buy another model.

I don't have an LCD TV, but I would imagine, like all components, this has a lot to do with sample variance.
by cloneman
Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:12 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: 199$ Asus Solid State Notebook
Replies: 33
Views: 28785

I'm kind of considering it, but like you said, the release date keeps on going back and the MSRP keeps on going up. Plus, I have a 12" laptop right now, which is almost exactly the size of my notebooks, so the only difference in my backpack would be 1.5 pounds of weight. At $200 (Canadian) I'll be ...
by cloneman
Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:22 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Fanless 8.4" touchpanel PC - What can YOU do with it?
Replies: 5
Views: 3375

do those wyse systems support anything but xp embedded? For instance, if I used larger CF cards (or even a notebook HD) could I put xp pro on them?
by cloneman
Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Router with slick display
Replies: 6
Views: 3327

Das_Saunamies wrote:Sure looks good... but $200 just for novelty? No thanks, there's better performance to be had for that money. :D
It's good for seeing which computers are clogging up the bandwidth, and if people are stealing wifi.
by cloneman
Wed Aug 22, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Router with slick display
Replies: 6
Views: 3327

Router with slick display

this thing looks really slick! Imagine if it was moddable :shock:

http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductP ... _Id=377018#
by cloneman
Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Does C2D support Hyperthreading?
Replies: 4
Views: 2379

or have your considered the possibility that windows stupidly put both threads on the same core when you had 2?