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by sjoukew
Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:31 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: I can't get my gigabyte geforce 8800gt card to work!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2238

Did you try the newest drivers for your motherboard chipset?
Maybe that helps?
by sjoukew
Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:38 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: I can't get my gigabyte geforce 8800gt card to work!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2238

Which driver software did you try to install?
Where did you get them?
I haven't got a clue yet what the source of your problem is.
by sjoukew
Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:41 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Newbie wanting to build a silent but fast PC for £700
Replies: 8
Views: 3882

*will getting Vista Ultimate make my PC faster than if I used Vista Home Premium?
No, the basis is the same, only the programs which comes with it do differ. see the MS Website
by sjoukew
Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:32 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GFX card for a non-gamer
Replies: 22
Views: 4595

womble wrote: 3.I am intending to get vista. (btw would vista home be slower than vista ultimate?)
There is no difference between vista home / ultimate, apart from the amount of programs offered with the OS. Here is an overview of the differences on the MS website.
by sjoukew
Sat Jul 26, 2008 7:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Super bright case leds
Replies: 17
Views: 4592

It was the first "mod" I made to my antec p180. I pulled the cord from the power led the first day ;)
by sjoukew
Sat Jul 26, 2008 6:30 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: asus P5K - how to disable cpu fan fail warning?
Replies: 7
Views: 2926

Back to the original question.
In the power section of the bios where it reads the rpm, voltages etc, hit the enter key on the selected value, and select "ignore" or something like that.
That should disable the warnings for low / no rpm.
by sjoukew
Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: mini p180 + HDD box + undervolted fans
Replies: 37
Views: 32822

Impressive and Very nice 8)
by sjoukew
Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: More memory problems?? at wit's end...
Replies: 24
Views: 3540

I really hope you don't pull your hears out when you are frustrated, otherwise you would be bald by now ;)

How are the capacitors on your motherboard?
If they start leaking or otherwise degrading, it would explain the strange problems you are having.
by sjoukew
Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Vista64 variations and testing 4+ GB RAM questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1128

I haven't got a clue about memtest, you could always test the two memory sticks independent from each other... but I don't know if that is a perfect way. There are several programs for vista which differ between home premium and business. Media center is not included in the business version, and som...
by sjoukew
Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Computer Not Entirely Waking up From S3 Standby!
Replies: 13
Views: 2414

My machine sometimes needs 5 minutes to recover from S3, don't know what it is, but it always works.
Do you have firewalls, anti-virus tools installed? Maybe the fault is in there somehow?
by sjoukew
Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:33 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Debating - worthy to upgrade from 8800gt to gtx260 for $110?
Replies: 5
Views: 1879

Hmm, I see I have missed a little detail, the price difference in your case, through the trade with evga. Sorry about that. I hope I didn't confuse you to much. I think the deal with evga is a good one. But as the card generates 60watt more heat at full load, I guess that there won't be any after ma...
by sjoukew
Mon Jul 21, 2008 4:31 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: More memory problems?? at wit's end...
Replies: 24
Views: 3540

There are several components which can crash your pc, it's not only the memory. If memtest succeeds as it does in your case, I would start looking to other components. Sometimes the motherboard chipset gives up, then all kinds of things start going wrong. I had a failing IDE controller once, so my s...
by sjoukew
Mon Jul 21, 2008 4:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Debating - worthy to upgrade from 8800gt to gtx260 for $110?
Replies: 5
Views: 1879

I would advise you to look into ATI/AMD 4850/4870 series. Those are equally fast, cheaper and are using less power, according to xbit labs.
by sjoukew
Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:50 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Computer case: on the floor or on top of the desk?
Replies: 24
Views: 7692

Re: Computer case: on the floor or on top of the desk?

rpsgc wrote:Hello,
Having it on the floor = too much dust :lol:
:D :D Dust filters :D :D
by sjoukew
Sun Jul 06, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why is it always a router reset that fixes the problem?
Replies: 13
Views: 3095

The problem with all those cheap things it that they are cheap. So there was no money to test them properly and use enough hardware. I bought a 3com office connect. Using wireless internet, firewall, running all kinds of "nasty things for routers" like bittorrent, emule. It never crashed ever since ...
by sjoukew
Sun Jul 06, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: my attempts to boot from usb stick failed help needed
Replies: 6
Views: 1659

Linux will work better :)
by sjoukew
Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:11 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Sennheiser HD650 headphone Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1847

I use a sennheiser hd 570 with an soundblaster x-fi. I can easily blow my ears to peaces without headphone amplifier, and the quality is great if you ask me, but I have never tried an headphone amplifier, to maybe that sounds even a lot better.
by sjoukew
Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:21 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: from push pin to bolt-thru -- how to get pushpins out?
Replies: 9
Views: 2809

The intel push pin's can be removed by rotating them 90degrees, (I thought in the oposite direction as the arrow is indicating). Then you can pull them out easily without problems. They are designed to be removable in this way. No special tools required. I have tested it with the scythe ninja and th...
by sjoukew
Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Windows Vista and CPU energy saving
Replies: 2
Views: 1105

If you use the "ballanced" setting, vista manages the cpu frequency itself, Just the EIST features from intel which do just work.
I have also seen the other options you describe, but haven't figured out how they work either.
by sjoukew
Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:59 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: A Request for Help with a School Project
Replies: 11
Views: 2501

GPU voltage indicators and memory voltage indicators are also nice to have.
When there are stability issues, they can be caused by voltage drops due to an inadequate PSU. Monitoring those will really help find the problem.
by sjoukew
Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:55 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: E6600 + Scythe ninja running hot
Replies: 3
Views: 1878

E6600 + Scythe ninja running hot

I have some troubles cooling my cpu, especially at hot days. I am not really afraid of some high temperatures, but currently it is getting somewhat out of hand. I replaced the Antec tri-cools with nexus fan's and undervolted them so they run at 700/800 rpm. (done with bios options from my asus mothe...
by sjoukew
Sat May 31, 2008 12:14 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: For the technocrats...(fun factor warning)
Replies: 6
Views: 2200

The hottest parts are cpu, gpu. As soon as the computer shuts down, there is NO heat source anymore, so there is nothing which will heat op more than it is already, while there are often large cooling fins around to dispensate the heat. I can't imagine which part of the computer would heat up after ...
by sjoukew
Thu May 29, 2008 9:55 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Now i have good soundlevel but problem with temps.
Replies: 15
Views: 4217

Asus has the motherboard temperature sensor on a "hot spot" and asus motherboards do have a normal operating temperature of 40-60 degrees Celsius, according to asus. according to intel your cpu may reach 71 degrees, (cpu temperature, not core temperature). It's always frustrating if the cooling isn'...
by sjoukew
Thu May 29, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How many fluent languages/dialects do you speak?
Replies: 46
Views: 9711

English and ofcourse Dutch, my native language.
I do understand frysk but can't get those words out of my own mouth.
I do understand German a little.
by sjoukew
Wed May 28, 2008 2:00 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: [Stress test for] GPU?
Replies: 17
Views: 4735

I sometimes use 3dmark 03 and 05 and let it run for a while in loop mode :)
If the hardware survives it I think it is OK. But there is nothing wrong with the above mentioned :)
by sjoukew
Sat May 24, 2008 3:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Help with unknown memory instability problem
Replies: 12
Views: 2680

Maybe the problem is in the NUMA part of your system. Good drivers for your chipset / cpu etc. can help to solve the problem maybe. Try different drivers, update your software etc. Maybe those benchmarks can't hande NUMA aware systems... Can your Operating System hande NUMA correctly? Try another, l...
by sjoukew
Thu May 22, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Have I Bought a Faulty Motherboard?
Replies: 8
Views: 2179

Did you attach your cpu cooler correctly with cooling paste?
by sjoukew
Thu May 22, 2008 1:18 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: need advise on setting up a system properly
Replies: 7
Views: 1795

:D it is good to know you solved your problems :)
by sjoukew
Tue May 20, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Any good keyboard?
Replies: 36
Views: 8954

I am a happy logitech user, mice and keyboard. They last for ever, at least this one does ... ...
by sjoukew
Tue May 20, 2008 10:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HP's L7000 series printers too loud?
Replies: 3
Views: 1049

My dad has such an HP unit. Yes it is big, but it works brilliantly, scanning printing etc. There is a counter balance in the printer for the printing heads, so it doesn't shake that much. It stands on a sturdy table, haven't seen anything shake or tremble, and it is certainly not moving away ;) It ...