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by Willy Higinbotham
Fri Apr 27, 2007 6:30 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Anyone overclocking a Core 2 Duo E4xxx?
Replies: 18
Views: 6073

Link? I've looked at the Ninjas mounting system and I figure with some nuts & bolts and a couple of washers I could mount the system I'm just not sure how good it would be and it would require destorying the pushpins of on the ninja. The other hassle would be getting some sort of brack to spread th...
by Willy Higinbotham
Fri Apr 27, 2007 2:53 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec reveals P190 and it's coming with a 200mm side fan
Replies: 3
Views: 2435

Oops, I'm sorry, I must've missed it in the Antec 2007 thread.
by Willy Higinbotham
Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:31 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: USB Fan question
Replies: 7
Views: 2479

I know this may sound stupid, but get an el-cheapo power supply and connect the fans directly to it.

This is something that I've been considering to make my own laptop cooler. Since I use my laptop on a desk, mobility is not a concern for me.
by Willy Higinbotham
Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:18 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Anyone overclocking a Core 2 Duo E4xxx?
Replies: 18
Views: 6073

dragmor, I remember reading somewhere that someone have managed to put a backplate on top of the existing cooler plate that comes on the DQ6 by using some plastic spacers. That was an easy DIY. That way he was able put a tower HSF without removing the "Crazy Cool" plate. And he was more than happy w...
by Willy Higinbotham
Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:14 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Problems fitting Scythe Infinity
Replies: 13
Views: 4308

So, what you need is just the bolt thru kit itself. Oh, so you're saying the Thermalright bolt thru kit will work with my Scythe Infinity heatsink? Maybe I just read that wrong. Thanks for the link. Have a look at the link below. It's a quite long thread, but there are lots of explanatory photos th...
by Willy Higinbotham
Wed Apr 25, 2007 5:11 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Window Explorer Glitch
Replies: 6
Views: 2536

AND_YOU_ARE wrote:Is that what is causing the extended desktop icons in explorer? Interesting.
Most probably. But unfortunately, I can't explain the technical part, I have no idea (neither anyone else)

Did it solve your problem?
by Willy Higinbotham
Wed Apr 25, 2007 5:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Replacing motherboard vs OEM Windows XP
Replies: 7
Views: 3556

Call Microsoft and present your situation clearly. If you get a clueless call center person, hang up and call again until you find one who is capable of understanding what you are saying. :) I have read similar reports, where people successfully have their Windows re-activated, which in some cases t...
by Willy Higinbotham
Wed Apr 25, 2007 2:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Window Explorer Glitch
Replies: 6
Views: 2536

I see that you are using Desktop Toolbar in the Taskbar.

Disable it (by right-clicking on the Taskbar and unchecking Desktop in the Toolbar option in the context menu)
by Willy Higinbotham
Wed Apr 25, 2007 2:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: OS for new build: XP or Vista?
Replies: 20
Views: 6707

No Vista for me until MS releases the SP1 for it.

I have purchased another retail XP Pro recently and I will run it on the my next PC.
by Willy Higinbotham
Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:54 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Problems fitting Scythe Infinity
Replies: 13
Views: 4308

greenuk, The bolt thru kit is included in Ultra 120's package. No need to buy it extra, if you purchase the Ultra 120. But one can also purchase the bold thru kit separately. http://www.thermalright.com/a_page/main_product_accessories.htm#acc_lga775 So, what you need is just the bolt thru kit itself...
by Willy Higinbotham
Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:35 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Problems fitting Scythe Infinity
Replies: 13
Views: 4308

Umm, the Scythe heatsinks are regarded as one of the finest, when it comes to air-cooling.

The problem is not the heatsink itself, but rather the 'crappy' push pins. As it's been recommended by continuum, use bolts.

IIRC, the Thermalright LGA775 bolt thru kit should do the job perfectly.
by Willy Higinbotham
Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1634756

Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, Soundtrack.
by Willy Higinbotham
Tue Apr 24, 2007 6:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Old PC games
Replies: 15
Views: 6236

Kater, I have just configured Darklands on Dfend. It's working perfect. You can grab a copy of Darklands on Abandonia. Get Dosbox and Dfend, install both. After downloading Darklands, unzip the file to a folder. Run Dfend. Click on the wizard's hat on the top left. A setup wizard will open. In the f...
by Willy Higinbotham
Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:49 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright Ultra 120 +
Replies: 45
Views: 20022

yacoub wrote:Will this monster fit in a P150/SOLO case? I'm wondering if I have 160mm of clearance opposite the motherboard side of the case, lol.
It could be a very tight fit, since the specs on the official site says 160.5mm for height.
by Willy Higinbotham
Sun Apr 22, 2007 1:00 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Looking for a quiet, cool laptop
Replies: 15
Views: 10663

Thanks Willy. IBM does sound like the best fit for me. It's good to have a large active forum of knowledgeable users to see you through any rough patches. Does using RM Clock invalidate any IBM warranties? I have heard this may be an issue with some 3rd party programs. No, using RMClock would not b...
by Willy Higinbotham
Sat Apr 21, 2007 5:52 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Looking for a quiet, cool laptop
Replies: 15
Views: 10663

Laptops are rarely silent by design. Not enough space for effective cooling. However, you can run them silent by undervolting with 3rd party software like NHC or RMClock. I've been using RMClock since 2 years or so with very satisfying results. The fan never runs on my laptop. CPU temp is around 40...
by Willy Higinbotham
Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:00 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: 240MM fan search (in the UK)
Replies: 7
Views: 4663

wesmundo wrote:You can get 250mm fans from Performance PCs in the US, which i'm sorely tempted to do. Anyone know if they can be found in the UK?
I saw them on Maplin website.

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?Tab ... 8&doy=20m4
by Willy Higinbotham
Fri Apr 20, 2007 6:36 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: 240MM fan search (in the UK)
Replies: 7
Views: 4663

I don't know about the availability of their products, but I just checked iCute's website. It says all their cases are now available with 250mm side fan.

http://www.icute.com.tw/english/
by Willy Higinbotham
Fri Apr 20, 2007 2:08 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Looking for a quiet, cool laptop
Replies: 15
Views: 10663

cloneman wrote:which laptop?
Thinkpad X31 with 12.1" display. Since it has a smaller footprint, it is getting hotter (when not undervolted) than the laptops with 14-15" screens.
by Willy Higinbotham
Wed Apr 18, 2007 1:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P180: Is fan at front of lower chamber possible?
Replies: 12
Views: 4691

Sweet. Nice find. Thanks for sharing!
by Willy Higinbotham
Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P180: Is fan at front of lower chamber possible?
Replies: 12
Views: 4691

haha I came online to look for this exact info. I have my dremel and fan on my workbench and the case naked as a jaybird shivering in denial. Hehe, now back to work and make sure you have the batteries charged in your digital camera!! :D It would be great to have a couple of pictures for future ref...
by Willy Higinbotham
Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:23 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Looking for a quiet, cool laptop
Replies: 15
Views: 10663

Laptops are rarely silent by design. Not enough space for effective cooling. However, you can run them silent by undervolting with 3rd party software like NHC or RMClock. I've been using RMClock since 2 years or so with very satisfying results. The fan never runs on my laptop. CPU temp is around 40Â...
by Willy Higinbotham
Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P180: Is fan at front of lower chamber possible?
Replies: 12
Views: 4691

Yes, it's possible. http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=936507 I remember seeing the pictures before, unfortunately, they are not available anymore. But it's an easy job. You'll need to remove (cut/Dremel) the lower part of that metal bracket (that sits between the HDD cage and the filter) to ...
by Willy Higinbotham
Tue Apr 17, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Silent 8600GTS announced
Replies: 42
Views: 20873

Sweet. So, 7900GS is the way to go.

No, I don't need any PurevideoHD or anything with video/audio encoding etc. Just some gaming, occasionaly Photoshop and rarely 3D rendering stuff and that's it.
by Willy Higinbotham
Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:35 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Silent 8600GTS announced
Replies: 42
Views: 20873

Since we're on the new 86XX and 85XX topic, I'll post it here instead of opening a new thread.

Does it ever make sense to get one of these cards, if I'm not going with Vista in the near future?
by Willy Higinbotham
Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Need a low-profile 478 HS
Replies: 12
Views: 4216

Thermalright XP-120.
by Willy Higinbotham
Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:03 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Silent 8600GTS announced
Replies: 42
Views: 20873

by Willy Higinbotham
Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:58 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Comparison test: 4 x Noctua NF-S12 vs 4 x Scythe S-Flex
Replies: 9
Views: 17113

The tuniq Tower is probably one of the worst performers when it comes to low-airflow. I don't know if I'd consider a 1200rpm Scythe @ full speed to be "low-airflow." However, I think that the spacing requires more pressure out of a fan . Perhaps one of the turbine style fans would be more suitable ...
by Willy Higinbotham
Sun Apr 15, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Precision Lapping of Heatsinks
Replies: 3
Views: 1704

Precision Lapping of Heatsinks

I don't know if this has been posted here before, I searched the archives, but couldn't find anything. But it might be that I didn't use the correct term. So, if this is the case, please accept my apologies. An interesting read indeed. I came across this on the Overclockers.com site. Ian Anderson, a...