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by vg30et
Tue Jun 05, 2007 5:53 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Welcome new members
Replies: 561
Views: 447472

Just joined and managed to get a few decent machines folding. One thing that has me quite disappointed is the large amount of communications errors and discarded WU's I keep seeing. It's not fun losing several k in points just from errors. I've "folded" quite a bit in the past for dnetc and never sa...
by vg30et
Thu May 31, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 592822

350W over how many machines? under full load, my opteron system is only consuming 110W at the wall, then again, I'm not really underclocking, just undervolting...i could probably do more. Over 3 machines, x2 3800, Northwood 2.66, A64 3200+. Jaganath - good point on using efficient cpu's. My x2 3800...
by vg30et
Wed May 30, 2007 12:44 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 592822

ryboto wrote:
why not undervolt?
Already doing that on both my AM2 systems but it's not an option on my Northwood based Dell machines or my Socket-A machine. Even with all these machines undervolted, I'd still be consuming a good 350+ watts while folding and that's sure to make the room an oven.
by vg30et
Wed May 30, 2007 9:36 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 592822

I used to run dnetc a long time ago on all of my machines when I lived in an all bills paid apartment. Cooling, power consumption and noise weren't a factor back then. However, now that I am in a house, I find that my computer room is usually a few degrees warmer than the rest of the house with just...
by vg30et
Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:57 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Temperature problem with X850XT
Replies: 3
Views: 1536

Re: Temperature problem with X850XT

I had a X850XT PE in my Dell SC420 "server" for a few months and it ran ok despite having a 305W factory rated power supply. Aside from the PSU fan, there is 1 80mm exhaust fan which draws air over the CPU heatsink. Even in this poorly ventilated case, I never recall seeing a high temp warning from ...
by vg30et
Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: OCZ vs. Mushkin?
Replies: 7
Views: 2514

These come with Micron D9 chips: http://www.buy.com/prod/crucial-2gb-ddr2-sdram-memory-module-2gb-800mhz-ddr2-800-pc2-6400-non/q/loc/101/202541818.html?adid=17662 I purchased a set of D9 chipped buffalo ddr2-800 RAM which overclocks to 1000mhz+. Those were on sale for $130ish... RAM prices are dropp...
by vg30et
Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:01 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: xp-120 (active/passive) vs stock AMD X2 4600, nsk2400 review
Replies: 4
Views: 3889

... if you don't mind a little soldering: I wired up 2 of the Yate Loon fans into one header - I only took the rpm signal from one fan (one isn't connected), but connected the power wires in parallel. It seems to work well, so now the BIOS controls both case fans. For those who are too lazy to sold...
by vg30et
Sun Apr 08, 2007 11:06 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anyone else have whiney Seagate 7200.10's?
Replies: 7
Views: 2943

I have 2 pink goo 7200.10 250GB's and mirror the same thoughts as the others here - loud whooshing noise but not whiny. I found them to be still audible in a suspended scythe quiet drive and definitely noisier than the Spinpoint SP2514 that replaced it.
by vg30et
Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:54 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New noisiest mobo ever
Replies: 14
Views: 4365

Many years ago on my Abit BP6 (google it if you are too young to have heard of it) I had one of those boards with dual celeron 266's overclocked to 550. It was a Step Thermodynamics cpu kit that came with 4 screaming fans. Couldn't find a pic of the actual unit but it is similar to this: http://img...
by vg30et
Tue Mar 27, 2007 4:02 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooling Socket 370/Slot 1
Replies: 7
Views: 2500

Re: Cooling Socket 370/Slot 1

I'm using a hacked up custom heatsink on my socket 370 celeron 800 cooled by a single 120mm Nexus intake fan in my p180. Temps hover in the mid 40's but tend to rise up to 60C under load. With summer coming around the corner, I decided to upgrade to a SI-97 which should be here in a couple days. I a...
by vg30et
Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:47 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VF900 very disappointed
Replies: 5
Views: 2471

Re: VF900 very disappointed

I am using the smaller version of the Condor - the Raven for my X850XT PE and it seems to be working fine. My non gaming temps hover around 45C with the card underclocked and a 5V Nexus (inaudible) blowing towards the Raven. When I'm gaming, the card is set to default clock speeds and the fans turne...
by vg30et
Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:05 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Kensington Laptop Adaptor as power brick?
Replies: 12
Views: 5265

I've owned one of these for over a year and have used it as a universal power brick for my laptop primarily on the airplane. It is completely fanless and whine free but does get warm when charging/running a laptop (probably 50W load). As you have already found out, the tips control how much voltage ...
by vg30et
Sun Jan 28, 2007 4:17 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus M2NPV-VM: Experiences?
Replies: 13
Views: 5167

I'm running this board with a X2 3800+ for my HTPC and have been quite pleased with it. No RAM compatibility issues and it's been stable for several months operating 24x7 with S3 standby.
by vg30et
Wed Jan 24, 2007 8:20 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: silently cooling XP2600+ T-Bred
Replies: 4
Views: 1765

Re: silently cooling XP2600+ T-Bred

Hi I have an XP2600+ (T-Bred) processor. Currently I use a Spire WhisperRock IV to cool it. However, it's too noisy. I'm extremely sensitive to noise and would prefer not running a fan at all if possible. Can you recommend me a quieter solution? The bus multiplier is locked so it would appear under...
by vg30et
Fri Jan 05, 2007 5:06 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Strange PSU buzzing tied to HDD!?
Replies: 74
Views: 38064

I had a similar buzzing issue with my seasonic s12-380w and went through 3 RMA's before it was resolved. What finally did the trick was a S12-430W.
by vg30et
Tue Dec 12, 2006 5:49 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Resolved: Another noisy Seasonic S12-380 issue
Replies: 14
Views: 5482

I had the opportunity to test my buzzing S12-380 on a 4th system and heard no buzzing. This is an old Coppermine P3-800 which idles at 35W and maxes out at ~55W. In my other 3 systems, the buzzing was most pronounced in the 75W to 110W range.
by vg30et
Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:07 am
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Aerocase Raven passive GPU cooler v.3...
Replies: 7
Views: 12183

I've had the Raven (reverse wing) for several months now and thought I'd post my experiences with it. I'm surprised there haven't been more posts about this cooler after the SPCR review and special offer stickied in the forums. Anyhow, the Raven was originally intended for my 9800SE but is now doing...
by vg30et
Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:40 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Resolved: Another noisy Seasonic S12-380 issue
Replies: 14
Views: 5482

Seasonic decided to send out another power supply - this time a 430W and the noise is gone. I'm not sure if I was just got an unlucky batch of 3 bad power supplies or if there is something "dirty" in my electrical supply as Jaganath suggests. Whatever the cause, I am very pleased with Seasonic's wil...
by vg30et
Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Hard Drive Hell! (Help!)
Replies: 7
Views: 2081

I've got the same motherboard, cpu, case w/ stock power supply along with a 80g WD SATA for O/S and 250GB seagate 7200.9 for recordings. No problems with S3 standby and Acronis TrueImage picks up the drives fine. The htpc is rock solid, consistently waking up for recordings and going back to s3 stan...
by vg30et
Sat Dec 02, 2006 8:16 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: best mini-ITX board?
Replies: 12
Views: 3933

What about network throughput -- is GigE important? One interface or more than one? I haven't seen any Mini-ITX boards with gig-E myself, although I've seen them with up to 3 100mbit interfaces. Has anyone else seen gig-E on a Mini-ITX board? The higher end EPIA ones do: http://www.newegg.com/Produ...
by vg30et
Thu Nov 30, 2006 11:11 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Resolved: Another noisy Seasonic S12-380 issue
Replies: 14
Views: 5482

Unfortunately mine is quite audible from across the room even with foam stuffed around the PSU. I was even able to stop the PSU fan to confirm that the sound wasn't fan induced. I'm tempted to get ask for another RMA but with Seasonic's decent reputation, I'd like to rule out anything on my side fir...
by vg30et
Wed Nov 29, 2006 6:58 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Resolved: Another noisy Seasonic S12-380 issue
Replies: 14
Views: 5482

Resolved: Another noisy Seasonic S12-380 issue

Dec 05 Update: Seasonic sent a replacement S12- 430W and it has completely eliminated the noise. As part of my ongoing RMA process with Seasonic support, I have just been sent a 3rd S12-380W in hopes that magic #3 will be quieter than my previous 2. Unfortunately, this one produces the very same an...
by vg30et
Sun Nov 26, 2006 6:08 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Suspend a Scythe Silent Drive?
Replies: 5
Views: 2699

I suspended my Scythe silent drive in P180's lower cage using some leftover automotive silicone tubing and the P180's drive rails. Basically sandwiched the silicone tubing between the drive rails and the silent drive enclosure, looped the tubing thru holes above the lower drive cage and tied a dead ...
by vg30et
Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:12 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12-380W high pitched whine with Asus P5B-VM
Replies: 19
Views: 9690

Rather than start a new thread, I thought I'd post in here. I too have a S12-380W that has been making an annoying high pitched intermittent buzz/whine on a different mobo but only when there is no load. Noise goes away when CPU burn is run. I have swapped the power supply into 2 different systems, ...
by vg30et
Wed Nov 08, 2006 1:54 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Heatsinks that will fit in Antec NSK-2400
Replies: 37
Views: 19776

Just wanted to chime back and confirm that the XP120 does fit in a NSK2400 w/ Asus M2N-PV AM2 motherboard. It does not interfere with any components and does not block any RAM slots. Installation was a pain but its performance exceeeds the XP-90 and has the added benefit of providing additional cool...
by vg30et
Sat Oct 28, 2006 1:44 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Heatsinks that will fit in Antec NSK-2400
Replies: 37
Views: 19776

Currently using a Thermalright XP-90 w/ 92mm fan mounted in my NSK2400. Asus M2NPV-VM motherboard, AM2 X2 3800+ processor. I've seen pictures with a XP-120 installed with fan but I've been having trouble locating one for a decent price.
by vg30et
Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:31 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair Power Supply
Replies: 6
Views: 2409

I've had the 620w corsair for a few months now and it is as quiet as my Seasonic 430w.
by vg30et
Fri Oct 20, 2006 9:50 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Uncommon first build questions
Replies: 22
Views: 5171

My only concern with the Mobo is that it is an open box. Does anyone have any experience with OB PC parts? The NIB price is double that listed above. I've bought several newegg open box video cards and all have worked right out of the box. 2 of them are still working fine in my machines 2+ years la...
by vg30et
Thu Oct 19, 2006 9:30 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec NSK 2400 vs 3300
Replies: 7
Views: 3594

Also, do you think I can stack an amp and regular CD player on top of the 2400? (as it seems a bad idea to put the NSK 2400 above the amp since it is a "kind-of" A-class amp and then rather warm) The NSK2400 has an intake vent on top which is supposed to direct air over the video card/motherboard c...