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by sjoukew
Tue May 20, 2008 1:45 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: need advise on setting up a system properly
Replies: 7
Views: 1795

A 32 bit OS like vista has 4GB address space available. In this space all available RAM is mapped, therefore if you have 4GB ram, the address space is completely used. However: A lot of hardware uses memory addresses for memory mapped IO. The hardware claims a piece of this address space. If the cpu...
by sjoukew
Mon May 19, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: need advise on setting up a system properly
Replies: 7
Views: 1795

The source of the interference could be your cable that you use to transport the data. If that one is lying close to a power cable of such a thing, "strange things" like interference could happen. Further more, I don't know if it is possible to power 2 display devices if vga cards are running crossf...
by sjoukew
Sun May 18, 2008 5:03 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Hot Summer Nights and my CPU Temps (Boo-hoo)
Replies: 10
Views: 3041

As long as your cpu temperatures are below the maximum your cpu can handle, you are safe. I am happy is long as my max temp stays 5 degrees below the Throttle. For an C2D E6600 this are the maximum temperatures Tcase/Tjunction --70--/--85--85-- Shutdown --65--/--80--80-- Throttle --60--/--75--75-- H...
by sjoukew
Sun May 18, 2008 4:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: AVG Anti-Virus.....New Version.
Replies: 48
Views: 12475

Well, the problem is that it indeed takes a hell of a time before the entire google page is loaded. I tried wireshark and looked if I could figure out what is happening. I captured everything happening between the start of the google question and the end of the pageload. It is remarkable that every ...
by sjoukew
Sat May 17, 2008 3:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: newbie wants some advice!
Replies: 11
Views: 2685

Asus P5K3 -> DDR3
Asus p5k -> DDR2

So if you want asus, go for the p5k series.
DDR2 is a lot cheaper, and performance is almost the same.

I always use asus bords, and they do never disappoint me.
by sjoukew
Fri May 16, 2008 10:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: AVG Anti-Virus.....New Version.
Replies: 48
Views: 12475

It modifies Google result pages and adds "OK/NotOK" icons to every link. This costs an incredible amount of bandwidth and I find if verrryyy annoying!. Just out of curiosity: how does this cost "an incredible amount of bandwidth"? I'd guess it only checks the domain names against a list that it has...
by sjoukew
Wed May 14, 2008 8:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: AVG Anti-Virus.....New Version.
Replies: 48
Views: 12475

It modifies Google result pages and adds "OK/NotOK" icons to every link. This costs an incredible amount of bandwidth and I find if verrryyy annoying!. You can disable this functionality luckily, else I would get rid of the entire virus scanner as well. Besides that is runs still beautiful as always...
by sjoukew
Tue May 13, 2008 1:30 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Memory bandwidth tests... any real differences (part 2)
Replies: 10
Views: 3066

you should read xbit labs and second xbit labs link.
They did this "research" in 2006, and their conclusion is the same as yours ;)
by sjoukew
Mon May 12, 2008 1:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: RAM Not registering
Replies: 6
Views: 1360

32bit windows has 4gb address space. A lot of hardware uses an peace of this address space for memory mapped IO. If the processor writes to a specific memory address, in stead of writing to the memory, it writes to the specific hardware. In the early days when pc's had a couple of megabytes ram, thi...
by sjoukew
Sun May 11, 2008 10:23 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Sleep Mode Power Consumption?
Replies: 7
Views: 5393

What I can remember when I tested my system:

powercord unplugged 0 watts
powercord plugged, pc off 10 watts (yes frustrating)
powercord plugged, pc sleep (suspend to ram) 10 watts
idle -> a lot more (150 or so)

Core 2 Duo, asus p5w dh deluxe, 4gb ram.
by sjoukew
Sat May 10, 2008 4:22 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Staggered spinup on WD GP drives on cold start
Replies: 8
Views: 3640

@dhanson865

Thanks for updating my knowledge :)
I tried it indeed with an old drive in an external hdd cage. Good to see improvements in this area also :)
It is a nice graph :)
by sjoukew
Tue May 06, 2008 12:06 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Staggered spinup on WD GP drives on cold start
Replies: 8
Views: 3640

I don't have any clue about the problem or the solution but there is one thing which you can change which isn't 100% correct if you ask me. The spin up time from 1 hard disk is at least 10 seconds, as long as it takes to bring the drives up to full rpm. The huge power draw from the spin up continues...
by sjoukew
Tue May 06, 2008 12:01 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Hey spcr, help me with building my first pc
Replies: 30
Views: 6888

hey thanks for the advice anybody have my comments or experience about the ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP ATX motherboard? i like it cause it has onboard wifi, and its not too expensive either. Asus boards do generally have a good quality and good support. I always had and still have asus motherboards, no comp...
by sjoukew
Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:08 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Did heat kill your hardware?
Replies: 29
Views: 9859

I always make sure that the cooling is OK, so no components did die of heat. But there were a lot of so called high quality components which didn't survive before the warranty period was over.
Now I pay more for stuff with more warranty, because warranty has saved me hundreds of euro's.
by sjoukew
Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: is silent PC's an addiction?
Replies: 31
Views: 9129

when you store them together, they will almost duplicate themselves ;)
by sjoukew
Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:15 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: is silent PC's an addiction?
Replies: 31
Views: 9129

I still find a lot of things I want to silence, but for now I don't invest in my computer for a while, I don't want it to be a thing which eats money. Now I sometimes silence other things as well, like noisy table-fan's. :D In stead of a local tornado through my room moving all papers lying around, ...
by sjoukew
Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: IR keyboards...are they any good?
Replies: 8
Views: 1723

Logitech has brilliant wireless keyboards :) as all logitech stuff, it is almost indistructable :D ideal for everyday use :)
by sjoukew
Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:42 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Noisy LCD
Replies: 3
Views: 1219

I would have a go and see if I could get the system opening up in such a way it can be closed again. See if there is a fan which can be replaced :). Then you can go to the next subject, getting the right fan in the right place ;) edit: I have read that inside LCD monitors, as well the old CRT monito...
by sjoukew
Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:40 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Thinking about replacing PSU fans. Should I?
Replies: 18
Views: 3051

Don't forget, the fan is for the cooling of the PSU. Slower fans often produce less air-flow, and with that less cooling. Without enough cooling the PSU can overheat, so be careful, it's not only the noise a fan makes, but also the airflow which is important. But the fan installed should be able to ...
by sjoukew
Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Best sound card?
Replies: 19
Views: 4045

creative x-fi has still no linux support.
It also took creative a bloody long while before the vista drivers started working. So if you are not a hardcore gamer and you don't want EAX, I should look around for something else then a creative.
by sjoukew
Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:53 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: moving large amounts of data
Replies: 7
Views: 1982

I have moved gigabytes of data between disks. Never had any problems whatsoever. I don't see the point of fear.
If you have normal OK hardware without flaws, it should just work without failure.
Total commander is *really* nice for sorting files, I greatly recommend it.
by sjoukew
Sun Apr 20, 2008 6:21 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need advice on new MCE & WHS system
Replies: 6
Views: 2362

It seems like you have done your "homework" well. I don't have anything to add.
by sjoukew
Sat Apr 19, 2008 3:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HDD - separate power on/off switch okay?
Replies: 10
Views: 2211

I have seen problems arise from harddisks being attached to the IDE cable without power. Sometimes the controller or the other disk can 't cope with it and "strange things" do happen sometimes. I would advise to buy an external housing or leave it as it is. Powering up / down an IDE drive while the ...
by sjoukew
Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:36 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Low cost AGP Dual LCD (DVI) Video Card?
Replies: 6
Views: 1952

the website quotes "
16:9 aspect ratio monitors are supported on 1920x1080 and 848x480 on Windows® XP, Windows® 2000. The complete list of resolutions depends on the driver version and operating system.
so that means that is can maybe do it, and maybe not, depending on ......... -> no guaranties.
by sjoukew
Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:09 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: RAM - 2x2GB or 4x1GB?
Replies: 8
Views: 2456

I would go for 2x2gb, it leaves room for upgrading in the future. Money wise it shouldn't make a big difference.
by sjoukew
Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Where are you & how did you get your forum name?
Replies: 37
Views: 8903

Firstname + First character of my second name.
It was / is unique almost everywhere, it works for me.
by sjoukew
Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:07 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Thermal Throttling as a way to control CPU speed
Replies: 4
Views: 1715

Windows vista throttles down the cpu by default. Windows XP does this by default when you select "minimal power usage" (or something like that) in the power configuration in the control panel. This works when you have an Intel c2d processor, This features is called EIST (Enhanced Intel Speed Step). ...
by sjoukew
Sat Apr 05, 2008 6:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Planning new build, are floppies relevant any more?
Replies: 26
Views: 6038

I do have an (old) floppy drive in a drawer somewhere, I do never use them, but I do probably need one if I throw away this one, therefore I keep it ;)
by sjoukew
Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:39 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: bolt-thru upgrade for ninja revB (pics)
Replies: 21
Views: 7160

you can disassemble the push-pins without destroying them as described in the picture, you need to bend back a plastic tab and then they come apart in 2 pieces one either side of the metal bracket. You can also do this by turning the black "thingies" against the arrows on it, (90 degrees),they will...
by sjoukew
Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 2003 Server Issues with Asus
Replies: 2
Views: 1176

When you completely disable the asus q-fan in the bios, speedfan should be able to control it, if you configure it right. That can sometimes be somewhat hard.
I wished I could be more helpful, but I can't think of anything.