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by Thomas
Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:13 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P - sounddriver issue - please help
Replies: 4
Views: 1137

Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P - sounddriver issue - please help

Hi there I'm in the process of reinstalling my nephews PC, and I'm having trouble with the sound drivers :? It keep on saying it cannot find drivers for the "High Definition Soundbus". I've been on the Gigabyte site and downloaded and installed Realtek Function driver for Realtek Azalia audio chip (...
by Thomas
Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: [ok] Best Case for my silent pc ?
Replies: 14
Views: 5945

I agree with KadazanPL, though I would like to add a few more things: I'd go with the Ninja, instead of the Katana 3. I had the Katana 1, it's good, but the Ninja is better and not much more expensive. And a 12 cm fan IS very quiet. I havent heard a Kat3, but the first edition was actually quite noi...
by Thomas
Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:21 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Enermax Eco80+ PSU
Replies: 11
Views: 5220

This is a nice addition to the recommended fleet. I would never need more than 350 watts of power, so the extra $$$ on a fancy psu is a bit irritating. Well spoken :-) And thanks for a good review of a very interesting product. Hopefully, it'll soon be avaible around here, but that's another story.
by Thomas
Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:01 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Athlon II X4 630 & 620: Affordable Quad Cores
Replies: 17
Views: 9815

http://www.pcinpact.com/actu/news/53087-athlon-ii-x4-620-undervolt.htm Maybe Mike reads French? I read french - but dont understand much :wink: Fortunately, babelfish does: http://dk.babelfish.yahoo.com/translate_url?doit=done&tt=url&intl=1&fr=bf-home&trurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pcinpact.com%2Factu%2Fne...
by Thomas
Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:59 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Athlon II X4 630 & 620: Affordable Quad Cores
Replies: 17
Views: 9815

I don't understand the need to overprice items in Europe. The 630 in the US is only 20% higher in price. Does this price include a VAT? VAT is included - meanwhile prices have changed, and now the difference is approx. 20%. - the 630 price have dropped :-) When some other AMD processors was introdu...
by Thomas
Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:12 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Athlon II X4 630 & 620: Affordable Quad Cores
Replies: 17
Views: 9815

620 vs. 630, well, with the pricing where I live, it's an easy choise: The 630 is ~50% more expensive, and I wont pay that for 7% extra performance.
by Thomas
Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:35 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Athlon II X4 630 & 620: Affordable Quad Cores
Replies: 17
Views: 9815

Anantech has a new tool which will allow you to compare the 4850e with the 910, which as close as you're going to get with their list of cpu's, which is pretty close. Can you please provide a link? I was on Anandtech.com, but couldnt find that tool... I'm also running a 4850e and for my purposes it...
by Thomas
Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need admin password for Vista / bluescreen problems
Replies: 11
Views: 2080

Never tried Linux.... But you reminded me that I got a XP boot CD :D
by Thomas
Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need admin password for Vista / bluescreen problems
Replies: 11
Views: 2080

Progress...

Okay, I've had some progress: The blue screen codes, come sin two flavours, and one is definately dominating, the other apperas like 1 out of 10 times... The dominant one: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/137539 Because the above lean toward a hardware failure, I've ran a BIOS-mem test, no problems o...
by Thomas
Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need admin password for Vista / bluescreen problems
Replies: 11
Views: 2080

Super, thanks.
by Thomas
Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need admin password for Vista / bluescreen problems
Replies: 11
Views: 2080

A little google, gave this:

"HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CrashControl" /v AutoReboot

I'll try disabling the autoreboot, and find out what those codes are :-)
by Thomas
Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need admin password for Vista / bluescreen problems
Replies: 11
Views: 2080

About the problem: 3-4 weeks ago, this machine started having problems with connecting to the wired LAN. It took very long time before it connected. It got more and more worse, and it started bluescreening some minutes after boot up. Now it wotn connect to the LAN at all, and it consequently blue sc...
by Thomas
Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need admin password for Vista / bluescreen problems
Replies: 11
Views: 2080

What does IIRC mean? If I ReCall? And what do you men by "elevated mode"?
by Thomas
Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:25 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I think I got a resonance problem... suggestions?
Replies: 9
Views: 1732

I'm glad you found the noise source. Yeah, I've also found some harddrives actually sound like a spinning fan. I've also concluded that in my setup (P182) the HDD makes more noise if I have it in the lower chamber together with the PSU. I still have some investigation to do :wink: Your observations...
by Thomas
Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:21 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need admin password for Vista / bluescreen problems
Replies: 11
Views: 2080

I'll elaboeate later, hopefully tommorrow :-)
by Thomas
Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:59 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need admin password for Vista / bluescreen problems
Replies: 11
Views: 2080

Need admin password for Vista / bluescreen problems

Does Windows Vista comes with a built in default administrator user? I'm trying to get a friends Vista based Fujitsu-Siemens up and running - it blue screens a few minutes after boot. It's at least two different errors, which appear in random order. It runs fine in protected mode, and I'd like to ru...
by Thomas
Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 5 best computer games according to you...
Replies: 42
Views: 8676

1) Solitaire
2) Digger
3) Doom 1
4) Space Quest 1
5) Unreal Tournament 1
by Thomas
Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:28 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I think I got a resonance problem... suggestions?
Replies: 9
Views: 1732

Both S-Flex in the upper chamber are now excluded - I found out I could stop them, while my PC was closed and below the desk - didnt made any change in the sound. I suspect one of my harddrives is the problem. I vaguely recall, that I used one 80 gig drive for a while, and when I added the second on...
by Thomas
Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I think I got a resonance problem... suggestions?
Replies: 9
Views: 1732

Super, thanks to both of you :-) Now I have a couple of things to try out - I have fanmate, I could use on the front fan, and see, eh, hear how it interacts with the rearfan at different speeds. I'm also going to disconnect one of the drives, the one with more platters are the easiest to disconnect,...
by Thomas
Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I think I got a resonance problem... suggestions?
Replies: 9
Views: 1732

Thanks for a fast response, MikeC :-)

Though I do feel quite comfortable with english, I'm unsure what packing open-cell foam is? A link to a pic, would help :-) Same goes for high absorption (dense) foam :?:

Sorry... :-)
by Thomas
Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I think I got a resonance problem... suggestions?
Replies: 9
Views: 1732

I think I got a resonance problem... suggestions?

The loudest components in my PC, is 3 S-Flex's at approx. 500 rpm. I thought that would be very nice - but it's still noisy. It sounds crazy, I guess, and I dont understand why it's still annoying... Problem: With case side panel off, my PC is very quiet. When panel is on, and the PC is under the de...
by Thomas
Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:39 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting - wish I'd done it before
Replies: 9
Views: 3086

I've used C'n'Q for about a year, because I didnt want the hazzle with undervolting. But doing it this simple, is worth a try... Especially since I've started loading my CPU much more the last couple of months.

Thanks for sharing.
by Thomas
Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:12 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quieting the cheap and dirty way
Replies: 7
Views: 3040

I like it, nice pictures too. And it's good to see some reuse for a change from all the new super-duper latest hitech stuff. Good for the environment too :-)
by Thomas
Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:55 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD's 785G Chipset Boards: 780G Evolved
Replies: 69
Views: 38182

BillyBuerger wrote:I have the Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H board with a Regor 245

I'm really liking this thing. Since the voltage adjustments are relative, you can undervolt and keep C'n'Q working without the need for software solutions.
Very interesting, I really like that approach. Thanks for posting.
by Thomas
Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:35 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: array of custom mini itx cases
Replies: 45
Views: 93855

Wow, nice piece of work - and nice humur too 8) If you continue, I'll really look forward to see the result :D
by Thomas
Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: [SOLVED] Help me choose a PSU/Case for a high-end setup
Replies: 6
Views: 1793

From what I've read here on SPCR, those online psu wattage calculators often are quite off... Probably you need even less. You should consider effectiveness too :wink: Often a PSU is more efficient, the more it's loaded. And the less effective a PSU is, the more watt's will be wasted in the PSU as h...
by Thomas
Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: [SOLVED] Help me choose a PSU/Case for a high-end setup
Replies: 6
Views: 1793

There's so much hype about PSU wattage... How much do you need? And never ever ask a salesperson about that :wink: Have you tried calculating how much power the stuff on your shopping list actually draws? XBitLabs made some measurements recently. They werent able to push it higher than 503 watts... ...
by Thomas
Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:17 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung F2 EcoGreen HD502HI: Silent 500GB 3.5" HDD
Replies: 77
Views: 38356

You have to be realistic. Yes, a 5400RPM drive will be slower in some situations and I'm sure anyone who does deal with masses of 50MB photos will probably know that. The questioner was asking about general consumer level use though. In still in doubt of how much average seeks impact performance. C...
by Thomas
Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:07 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung F2 EcoGreen HD502HI: Silent 500GB 3.5" HDD
Replies: 77
Views: 38356

MikeC, that nails it, F2 is the drive for me. Thanks.
by Thomas
Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung F2 EcoGreen HD502HI: Silent 500GB 3.5" HDD
Replies: 77
Views: 38356

What to people consider "disk intensive applications"? I think of things like photo, audio and video editing, cad software, and current 3d games. Photo and audio editing isn't very disk intensive. I guess you havent tried converting 100 RAW files to JPG - or to TIFF, where each photo easily exceeds...