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by kittle
Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 630927

now things are looking more what I expected on the eoc stats page.
Funny that I didnt do any config changes on my pc either.. I just let it run.
by kittle
Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:49 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 630927

Re: Go kittle!

Hey, don't worry too much, you're getting something out of it, up to number 14 in the producers list! With a 285 going all day, you should be pushing your way into the top 10, though. Not sure how much you'll need to worry about adjusting smp to gpu folding, I usually just crank them both up, and i...
by kittle
Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Compulsory Voting
Replies: 43
Views: 6283

What would be interesting is if compulsory voting would have the following effect: Canidate A: 15% Canidate B: 16% Canidate C: 15% None of the above: 54% results: Canidates A, B and C are told "thanks for trying, but the voters dont want any of you, try again next time" I think there would be some i...
by kittle
Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 630927

Well i made sure it was processing when I left for work.. no visible errors and it wasnt sitting at an EUE msg (like my 6800 did all the time). but now i see the same thing as others. a 9am update.. and nothing at noon. followed by lots of blank space. Also I see a massive 7k point spike on friday.....
by kittle
Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:08 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mobo or PSU?
Replies: 6
Views: 1567

Something else to consider. Since the system is 1yr old, its possible you have some dust buildup. I would snag a can of compressed air, and clean out the gpu fan and the cpu fan (make sure you pull the power plug first). Its also quite possible that your failing (or failed) PSU has taken out other c...
by kittle
Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: virtual playground
Replies: 8
Views: 1771

For virtualization -- Go with as much RAM as you can afford. I have 6gb on my box and it runs VMWare just fine. Before that I only had 2gb and it wasnt pretty. im partial to intel, so id pick the intel, but with a xigmatek HSF. One comment on the PSU -- since you said your playing with gpu programmi...
by kittle
Fri Dec 11, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 630927

well I got my christmas present early
http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.a ... s%20Family

so its up and folding now as of last nite. But im wondering why im not seeing any points updates
by kittle
Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: PCStat's Most Common Ways to Kill a PC
Replies: 25
Views: 21747

Very interesting article.. and more than a few good chuckles. Im also one of the crowd who fried a PC with bad power. A friend and myself were busily fragging each other one nite when the PC he was using just up and rebooted, and mine hung. Both of us rebooted again, but the new PC he was using was ...
by kittle
Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Windows 7 (32bit or 64bit)?
Replies: 72
Views: 17276

The big issue with 64-bit is drivers for older hardware. older hardware and older programs as well. in xp x64, any 16-bit program just wont work. so all my old DOS games just quit working when I upgraded. The only real problem was an older version of a database I use for development.. the installer...
by kittle
Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 7 - Not a question thread, an answer one instead.
Replies: 22
Views: 6164

Im contemplating taking the plunge from XP to Win7 and also from Vista to Win7. I run vista on my laptop, which is only 1yr old and it runs pretty good with aero off, but I seriously miss the XP start menu.. having to 'search' for everything drives me batty. On my desktop, i run xp 64-bit with 6gb o...
by kittle
Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 630927

well a while back my GTX280 died and & ate the warranty with it -- so now im saving for a new card to stick in my main system. Since this is my main PC, the folding will be paused on the evenings and weekends while im using it. Im currently looking at a GTX285 w/2GB as a good balance between annoyin...
by kittle
Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:13 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Does SPCR seem way too obsessive compulsive about noise?
Replies: 77
Views: 48967

I guess im one of those highly sensitive people too. .. or somewhat highly sensitive anyway. It seems I was fortunate to grow up in a house where my parents kept things quiet because the only nightime noises that I remember were from spending the nite elsewhere. A ticking clock while regular, would ...
by kittle
Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: no video on boot?
Replies: 2
Views: 608

Another thing to try: connect up a speaker to the motherboard -- in case you dont already. then remove the CPU and ram from the motherboard. When you power on, you should get a series of beeps from the speaker. if you get no beeps, chances are high the motherboard is toast. Elsewhere you can find mu...
by kittle
Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Weighted Companion Cube HTPC (with pictures)
Replies: 15
Views: 4087

Great looking Case!

Im curious how much the weighted cube actually weighs. its not small.. and plywood and such isnt light either.
by kittle
Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 64bit or 32bit
Replies: 13
Views: 3308

Another subject to look at is how many older apps do you have that you cant live without? I run xp 64-bit on my desktop and vista x64 on my laptop. overall there are no problems - but every once in a while I try to run one of my really old programs and find it doesnt work. any older 16-bit windows a...
by kittle
Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Noise source: [speakers!?] I can hear when my CPU gets 90%
Replies: 8
Views: 1629

when did this start? has it always been this way and now you have had enough and want to fix it? I had simmilar issues with a really old PC - i could "hear" my mouse move and simmilar buzzing when maximizng / minimizing windows. I dont remember what fixed it.. but eventually the problem went away wh...
by kittle
Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gateway EC1803h: Netbook or Ultra-portable?
Replies: 24
Views: 12109

Nicely done review. I would be tempted to get one if I hadnt already got a T500 last year. As for the glossy finish -- im of the same mind: whats the point? Sure it looks nice on the showroom floor, but when your traveling its really easy to get smudges and such on it. Ponder grabbing a snack at the...
by kittle
Fri Sep 11, 2009 3:18 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New hardware - System halts/freeze at random - Wall of text!
Replies: 23
Views: 4330

ok hopefully what you wrote is a typo... but if I understand right, the 12v line on your psu is only providing 3v (THREE volts) ... as opposed to 13v? If so, then it sounds your PSU has some major problems. Which explains a lot of the resets you are seeing. But if you meant that the 12v line is 3v u...
by kittle
Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Noise cancellation technology - any experiences?
Replies: 8
Views: 8634

Ive used regular noise cancelling headphones -- and yes they work. but to use one around your PC would have some interesting issues: 1) quality of the mic to pick up sounds from the PC 2) direction of the mic - is it picking up JUST the pc sounds? or other stuff in the room? 3) power of the amplifie...
by kittle
Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New hardware - System halts/freeze at random - Wall of text!
Replies: 23
Views: 4330

I suspect the PSU / wall socket or your motherboard.

Do you have it plugged into a surge supressor?

Try another PSU.
Try your same PSU in another PC.

next time it crashes, go back into the bios and look at the temps. what are they?
by kittle
Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 630927

well my ppd dropped off a lot when my GTX 280 died. since I cant find the receipt, i cant return it for a RMA :( so that means i'll save up for the card I wanted at the start - GTX285 w/2GB. But thats going to be a while. Add to that we have been having hot weather so i leave my main folding PC turn...
by kittle
Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:25 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which cards are electric noise-free?
Replies: 14
Views: 4207

where are you hearing this noise from? im assuming your PC speakers. if thats the case then you will want to look at your soundcard and the speakers themselves. Start by looking for loose connections, and then bent and/or stressed wires. If your not hearing this electrical noise through your speaker...
by kittle
Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My first silent PC
Replies: 9
Views: 1756

+1 on JamieG's advice for a different CPU cooler. I found an E8400 cpu and the Xigmatet S1283 + bolt-through kit work very well together. The "Core 2" versio nof the S1283 has a very quiet fan - I have to put my ear almost touching the fan to hear anything. One other tip: Get as much memory as you c...
by kittle
Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:11 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PSU Problems - advices?
Replies: 18
Views: 2843

something else to ponder on your UPS setup.. with regards to your 3 monitors, if you can get away with only plugging one of them into the UPS, then you'll have less power draw on the thing. The reason I say this is when the power dies, a UPS on your PC should provide enough power for you to save you...
by kittle
Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: temperature
Replies: 13
Views: 5621

It depends on what your PC is doing.

If its sitting at the windows desktop idle and the CPU is 65c then id say thats "too hot"

On the other hand if your in the 3rd hour of a 4hour CPU / gpu stress test and the temp is 65c then id say thats ok.
by kittle
Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Recycled Chieftec
Replies: 52
Views: 17219

Nice looking setup you wound up with.

I had one of those cases for a pre-built system. Unfortunately the door broke in shipment (twice!), and the oddball PSU mounting bracket was always bending. So both my brothers got a free case & I got the one in my sig.
by kittle
Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: No Mouse pointer during Windows XP installation
Replies: 6
Views: 1264

I think you can also use your existing windows XP CD to delete the partitions. run through the beginning of install procecess until you get to the point of telling it where windows will be installed. then pick the option(s) to delete your existing partitions. Once your at the "next" button or such.....
by kittle
Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: First Build for silent PC newbie !
Replies: 5
Views: 2504

Others can chime in here with practical experiences. but in general to run a PC with NO fan is not workable in the long run as you need some method to exhaust the hot air out of your case. With such a low power system like your planning there should not be much to exhaust, but some kind of slow movi...
by kittle
Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:35 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Innovation Cooling IC Diamond 7 TIM Giveaway/Testing
Replies: 206
Views: 204921

Not a common complaint with 100,000 tubes out there, I guess that makes you a special case- I keep a few syringes around from every batch and test them myself, some 3 years with no problem. Send it back so I can check it and I will send you a replacement well the tube is empty now -- seems the plas...
by kittle
Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Innovation Cooling IC Diamond 7 TIM Giveaway/Testing
Replies: 206
Views: 204921

I tried to use my sample on my graphics card over the weekend. it was so dried up and hard that I could not even squeeze it out of the syringe unless I applied some serious pressure.. i was afraid I was going to break the thing. Even then, it did not stick to the heat sink, but rather it curled arou...