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by cloneman
Sat May 30, 2009 11:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: TV turns off on it's own
Replies: 4
Views: 1431

Sounds like it's overheating - is it in a place where thee's a decent amount of air circulation, or is it wedged in a stand? Also, did it always do this, or is it a recent problem? Might be that the fan has died then. It think it's mounted on a stand that doesn't come off. This has started only rec...
by cloneman
Sat May 30, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: TV turns off on it's own
Replies: 4
Views: 1431

TV turns off on it's own

Hello, Just had a random question maybe the "electrically-savvy" people can help me with.... My old (~2001) Rear projection TV Turns off on it's own, usually after a few hours of use. You can turn it back on, but then it turns off 30 seconds later, then 15 secs later, etc. It works again after you u...
by cloneman
Mon May 18, 2009 6:17 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Innovation Cooling IC Diamond 7 TIM Giveaway/Testing
Replies: 206
Views: 199142

I'll test it out! It might be a month or so before I get my new rig though.
:D
by cloneman
Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:46 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: DIAMOND-based heat transfer compound
Replies: 48
Views: 35260

I recall being laughed at by a certain Mike C when I asked if Diamond paste was possible for cheap :D :D


EDIT
Okay I was rambling about a diamond heatsink base. Tomato, tomatoe.
by cloneman
Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:54 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: More heat over time?
Replies: 14
Views: 13905

definitely dust. I blew compressed air on my rear vents and my temps dropped by 25 degrees C!!!
by cloneman
Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:53 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Can people recommend me a laptop with consistent fan noise?
Replies: 6
Views: 5133

on most dells the fan speed can be controlled with a program called i8kfangui.
by cloneman
Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:34 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 341942

Dell 2408WFP Whines badly between 16 and 66 brightness. Under 16 is almost inaudible if the monitor is warm (it takes 10 minutes to warmup) , then I can hear it only at night and very slightly. If it is cold it whines (although not so much as between 16 and 66).. Over 66 I can not hear it at 1m eve...
by cloneman
Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 341942

Dell 2408WFP - 24" Dell LCD... No noticeable whine ... haven't tested extensively, but I've been using it for a while, and I'm very anal so I would have noticed.
by cloneman
Thu Oct 23, 2008 4:23 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Powerful but still quiet laptop
Replies: 17
Views: 22137

any dell that supports i8kfangui will be quiet...
by cloneman
Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:51 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: new FAH rig is unstable
Replies: 23
Views: 11976

Could the GPU having anything to do with this? Try stressing that maybe.......

Just putting it out there
by cloneman
Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman 9300AT: Not me too, but me again
Replies: 12
Views: 9169

WHat I'm wondering is why they keep sending you samples after how truthful you are :shock:
by cloneman
Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:43 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: is there a way to undervolt/underclock nvidia geforcego 6100
Replies: 2
Views: 4491

I can use ATItool to lower the clock speed of my Nvidia Go 7900GS, but only recently has dell unlocked this capability in the drivers. If Your videocard doesn't support nvidia powermizer, I think your out of luck. My recommendation, If your brave, is to replace the thermal material between the GPU a...
by cloneman
Sun Jul 13, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: 2008 SPCR facility/equipment upgrades: hemi-anechoic chamber
Replies: 151
Views: 242658

It's nice to see more of you than your ear & hand :lol:
by cloneman
Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:10 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: best option for moderate performance, very low power?
Replies: 19
Views: 7015

best option for moderate performance, very low power?

I'm basically looking to build a tiny noiseless system - flash memory for the hard disk, passive cooling. I was looking at my options... I'm wondering what would be best nowadays: - Socket 479 Desktop board with Core Duo ULV or LV (9-17W) (CPUs are impossible to find though) - Turion Based desktop s...
by cloneman
Sat May 17, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: any Socket P MotD mobo's out yet?
Replies: 126
Views: 84189

Nice, just the info I was looking for....


Anyone know if these boards are gonna whine like the notebooks :roll:
*preps the hot glue*

Also, I got some 2.1v DDR2 lying around from OC-Z... do you think these boards will support custom ram voltages?
by cloneman
Mon May 12, 2008 8:16 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: run battery mode while on ac power?
Replies: 1
Views: 3057

Doesn't seem possible... the slowest I've seen a Pentium M go is 600Mhz. Maybe it's using some sort of trottleing...


I would check with a different program (CPU-Z) to make sure it's really running at 300Mhz.

You could also RMclock as an alternative to NHC
by cloneman
Sun May 11, 2008 10:49 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Key Recommendation - Dust out your fans!
Replies: 0
Views: 2933

Key Recommendation - Dust out your fans!

Seems straightforward - but on notebook systems which most people never take apart you don't really notice the dust buildup. The fans typically are very close to the outside environment, therefore dust can buildup quickly in the heatsink fins - this affects both passive and active notebook cooling b...
by cloneman
Sun May 11, 2008 10:44 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: FAN control & START/STOP temps: Mini Reviews | ADD YOURS
Replies: 27
Views: 40176

*bump*
by cloneman
Sat Mar 29, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: [LCDs] make my eyes [hurt]
Replies: 34
Views: 9224

everything I was told about LCDs was a lie when I bought mine.

LCDs are:

- great for games and movies
- great for pictures
- similar stress on eyes
- poor for reading text all day
by cloneman
Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: [LCDs] make my eyes [hurt]
Replies: 34
Views: 9224

Maybe its not the LCD that's making you blind...
by cloneman
Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:03 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Rattle with Corsair 450VX when I scroll in web browser
Replies: 7
Views: 3014

ATItool's 3D view thing makes noise just about everywhere
by cloneman
Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Corsair TX650W ATX12V power supply
Replies: 17
Views: 10236

"Corsair's five year warranty remains the longest for any computer power supply we know of." Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Seasonic itself offer a 5 year warranty on its drives? umm..... drives? Maybe your thinking of seagate which does offer 5 years on Hard Drives... but what does that have...
by cloneman
Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Freeware for everything.....
Replies: 35
Views: 9375

lol @ "Opera without Java

better browser indeed :lol:
by cloneman
Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:53 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Corsair TX650W ATX12V power supply
Replies: 17
Views: 10236

When the high load is removed, and the system goes back to using ~200W, does the fan eventually slow down again? Yes, the fan controller is smoothly responsive -- ie, it doesn't change speed too fast, but fast enough. There is the right amount of hysteresis. (Not to be confused with hysteria. ;) ) ...
by cloneman
Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Corsair TX650W ATX12V power supply
Replies: 17
Views: 10236

When the high load is removed, and the system goes back to using ~200W, does the fan eventually slow down again?
by cloneman
Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:41 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fanless PSU Mod
Replies: 3
Views: 2845

even if you manage to make this fanless, I doubt you're going to want to draw more than 350W from a modified PSU...

why not just buy a fanless PSU?
by cloneman
Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:16 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Powerful but still quiet laptop
Replies: 17
Views: 22137

cnet reviews = crap. Very superficial reviews. In terms of silence by best experience has been with dell due to the ability to use fan control with i8kfangui on most models. A lot manufacturers have paranoid fan settings when it comes to powerful graphics cards on laptops, so to be avoided if you do...
by cloneman
Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Silent UPS
Replies: 74
Views: 75902

I have a Belkin 750VA UPS. Bought it 50$ Canadian on dell days of deals. There's some buzz, but I don't hear it (it's under my desk). Of course during a power failure it makes a lot of noise.
by cloneman
Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Pentium 3 Mobile - Speedstep software?
Replies: 1
Views: 1190

Pentium 3 Mobile - Speedstep software?

I'm trying to figure out this P3 mobile laptop... it appears as though CPU speed is difficult to control outside the toshiba utilities application. RMclock and SpeedSwitchXP don't seem to have any effect.

Is there software geared at getting powering saving working properly on P3 mobile cpus?
by cloneman
Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:55 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Dell Dimension 8200...Got it for free..can I mod this?
Replies: 4
Views: 1679

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim8200/ you'll find a service manual in there... everything you need to know. Like it's been said, there's rarely a good reason to do a CPU+mobo upgrade on a PC, because that costs more than half of the PC's value. Maybe if you can find some Cheap RDRAM...