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by pixel_pimp
Fri Sep 15, 2006 1:35 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Do I Want To.....
Replies: 12
Views: 4846

....aaand just got a BSOD saying "DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" among other things while copying files.

I'm tempted to cut my losses and fork out for another drive but, without any guarantee that I won't have the same problem, I'm a little hesitant.
by pixel_pimp
Fri Sep 15, 2006 1:02 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Do I Want To.....
Replies: 12
Views: 4846

OK - done the low level format and the drive showed no errors in powermax. So I created my partitions again and formatted, started copying my MP3s back over and hey presto, the system hangs after a short while, the HD light stays lit and, although the mouse moves etc, anything that appears to involv...
by pixel_pimp
Mon Sep 11, 2006 11:17 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: folding with CnQ
Replies: 15
Views: 7044

OK, the fanless thing isn't working out - perhaps if I'd gone for the 120mm HS rather than the 92mm it could have worked but there you go. It only takes a very little airflow to keep things in check so it's no great problem.
by pixel_pimp
Mon Sep 11, 2006 12:14 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Do I Want To.....
Replies: 12
Views: 4846

Not dissimilar from how I set up my drives - only I go a bit wild with the partitioning! - not sure if it's necessary but I set up a windows-only boot partition, a scratch partition, a work files partition and a music & video 'play' partition. The idea of the scratch partition was that it would cut ...
by pixel_pimp
Sun Sep 10, 2006 12:42 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Do I Want To.....
Replies: 12
Views: 4846

Got a snipe on an ebay auction for a copy :wink:
by pixel_pimp
Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:47 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Do I Want To.....
Replies: 12
Views: 4846

Thanks for the advice. I'm actually using win2k which has served me well in the past but I'll try the same procedure. I've currently got a windows installation on an old PATA drive so I can set up the SATA drive to be the boot again and, if all goes wrong, I can just swap drives and all the s/w is t...
by pixel_pimp
Sat Sep 09, 2006 9:45 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Do I Want To.....
Replies: 12
Views: 4846

Speedfan showed the temps always in the 35 to 39 degree range so I don't think it's overheating. Noise was higher than the seagates but not notably ominous.
by pixel_pimp
Fri Sep 08, 2006 3:24 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Do I Want To.....
Replies: 12
Views: 4846

Do I Want To.....

Low-level format my HD using PowerMax? All data is backed up, or will be shortly. It's a Diamondmax10 and I've had a lot of trouble with files going corrupt (most notably windows components!). The store attributed this to the fact that I was using it as a boot disk on a PCI SATA controller which the...
by pixel_pimp
Thu Sep 07, 2006 9:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1603805

Richard Evans - Dealing With The Hard Times
by pixel_pimp
Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:54 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: folding with CnQ
Replies: 15
Views: 7044

CPU percentage is currently at 80% though it was at 100% and didn't make an impact on CnQ. Like I say - If it'll let me run without a fan, I'll probably stick with it the way it is - perhaps tweak it a little up as I'm sure the core temp can handle being a little higher than 39 degrees!
by pixel_pimp
Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:53 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Probably a silly question!
Replies: 11
Views: 3363

If you're planning an upgrade, I suggest simply replacing the fan on the HS with a quieter model in the interim and getting your Ninja or whatever at the same time as you get the rest - that way, you get the rather pleasing effect of more new stuff all arriving at once :D
by pixel_pimp
Tue Sep 05, 2006 6:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1603805

The Teddybears - Cobrastyle
by pixel_pimp
Tue Sep 05, 2006 5:57 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: folding with CnQ
Replies: 15
Views: 7044

Yep - PSU has a 120mm fan which the HS half overlaps and then the 120mm tri-cool on it's lowest setting. Currently, with f@h running, Speedfan sees nothing above 40 degrees. The core temp shows as 34 degrees. Couldn't tell you exactly what the ambient temp is but it is quite cool at the moment. The ...
by pixel_pimp
Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:53 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: folding with CnQ
Replies: 15
Views: 7044

OK, given that CnQ seems to be letting me go passive on a NH-U9 HS (browsing the web and manipulating a scanned image in photoshop, my core temp is at 33C) I think I'll live with the lower folding performance.
by pixel_pimp
Tue Sep 05, 2006 12:16 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: AMD am2 X2 3800+ build...advise anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 2576

So thanks to all who replied in the last thread I have narrowed (after much deliberation and many headaches) a few pieces of hardware. Here are the components that are finalized but I do have a few more decisions that I need opinions on. VID CARD-> ATI 100-714800 All-In-Wonder Radeon X1900 256MB GD...
by pixel_pimp
Mon Sep 04, 2006 11:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Hard up student needs value graphics workhorse.
Replies: 23
Views: 6291

As an afterthought, it may be a good thing that the HSF orientation worked out the way it did as this appears to be drawing cool air directly over the Nforce HS.

At some point this week, I'm going to try this thing fanless - will report back findings :D
by pixel_pimp
Mon Sep 04, 2006 11:55 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: folding with CnQ
Replies: 15
Views: 7044

autoboy wrote:Cool and quiet is not capping my system to 1Ghz when folding. I wonder what is going on?
Just to clarify, it is still letting the CPU ramp up when needed - just that f@h isn't making it do this.
by pixel_pimp
Mon Sep 04, 2006 11:53 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: folding with CnQ
Replies: 15
Views: 7044

Maybe this is the reason? http://folding.stanford.edu/faq.html#run.corepriority Why does adjusting the core process priority via the task manager not affect its performance? How do I manually adjust the priority of the Folding@home core? Currently when users try to change the priority of the core v...
by pixel_pimp
Mon Sep 04, 2006 2:56 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: folding with CnQ
Replies: 15
Views: 7044

folding with CnQ

Took me bloody ages to realise that the reason I've not noticed any folding performance increase in the move from XP2100 to Sempron 3200 is that Cool n Quiet seems to be capping the CPU at 1Ghz when I'm not doing much else. Anyone know if there's a way for F@H to appear on CnQ's radar, as it were? I...
by pixel_pimp
Mon Sep 04, 2006 10:25 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Hard up student needs value graphics workhorse.
Replies: 23
Views: 6291

OK - partitions back now thanks to Partition Table Doctor. That was a VERY nasty moment. Lets hope I don't end up there again. Right, experience from the build, then: * It was a revelation working with a properly designed case - everything fits where it should and the assembly was a piece of cake. P...
by pixel_pimp
Mon Sep 04, 2006 7:03 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Hard up student needs value graphics workhorse.
Replies: 23
Views: 6291

Thanks

Have just assembled the thing only to find my drive partitions keep disappearing without obvious reason... :evil:
by pixel_pimp
Mon Sep 04, 2006 12:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Hard up student needs value graphics workhorse.
Replies: 23
Views: 6291

Delivery van just arrived - All parts present and correct.

Wish me luck - I'm going in!
by pixel_pimp
Sun Sep 03, 2006 10:47 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Hard up student needs value graphics workhorse.
Replies: 23
Views: 6291

Yeah, I won't be using any new applications that I'm not already using on 2k - just wondered about windows compatability with the Sempron 64.

Sounds like I'm alright on that front.
by pixel_pimp
Sun Sep 03, 2006 2:14 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Hard up student needs value graphics workhorse.
Replies: 23
Views: 6291

OK this may be a monumentally dumb question but....

Will I need to obtain a '64 edition' version of Windows to run here or will my trusty Win2k be OK?
by pixel_pimp
Sat Sep 02, 2006 1:51 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What is the NICEST computer you could build?
Replies: 31
Views: 10548

the nicest computer possible
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Nothing to do with speed or silence though - It's just that the nicest thing a PC could do would be to make me coffee in the morning.
by pixel_pimp
Sat Sep 02, 2006 1:38 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Budget AM2 Build
Replies: 33
Views: 9252

Can you envision a scenario when I might need more than 2GB of RAM for an office machine or even if I eventually use it for an HTPC? Like I said, I might upgrade to dual-core once 65nm K8L comes out, but I plan to stay with Windows XP. Even 2 GB seems overkill for those tasks but it's always nice t...
by pixel_pimp
Sat Sep 02, 2006 10:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Budget AM2 Build
Replies: 33
Views: 9252

it's not worth buying 2 x 512 MB and later on getting 2 x 1024 MB instead, that's just a waste of money. I'd rather be "bandwidth crippled" in a couple of months and then getting another stick. Only the case if you are limited to 2 slots surely? Otherwise you could just buy another 2 x 512. I don't...
by pixel_pimp
Sat Sep 02, 2006 12:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Budget AM2 Build
Replies: 33
Views: 9252

You may have thought of this already but I was advised to buy my RAM as a matched pair rather than a single stick for my AM2 build - Apparently this will improve performance.

Oh and thanks for bringing up the matter of CnQ on Semprons - I would have got a 3000 were it not for this thread! :D
by pixel_pimp
Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:11 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Not dead
Replies: 36
Views: 25301

:shock:
by pixel_pimp
Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1603805

Lau - Wedding Jig

Great for anyone who fancies a bit of lively scottish folk. You can download it from their website via the link below:

http://www.lau-music.co.uk/music/index.html

Hinba is also very good.