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by murtoz
Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:01 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 257787

tonyb wrote:I have a few questions about the D201GLY2:

2. Where in the UK or Europe could I buy a cable to connect a picoPSU to the 4-pin ATX12V power socket?
Maplins, £2.99.

I'm using this one on my D201GLY, 120W PicoPSU, 110W power brick, 3HDD's, no optical drives. So far it all works fine :-)
by murtoz
Sun Dec 02, 2007 7:02 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 257787

What about using the ThermalRight HR-05 on the chipset instead of CPU? I was thinking to replace the CPU heatsink with something even larger still. I haven't tried it, and the northbridge is closer to the memory so i think that rules out at least 1 if not 3 orientations (I think the DIMM would be i...
by murtoz
Sat Dec 01, 2007 4:50 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 257787

Does anybody knows if Noctua NC-U6 can be fitted instead of CPU, northbridge or both heatsinks? Noctua support answered "they think it's possible" but it didn't sound very confident. The same question about Thermalright HR-05-SLI. I have the thermalright HR-05-SLI on my cpu on the original D201GLY,...
by murtoz
Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:38 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Now I've gone and done it.
Replies: 7
Views: 5713

Re: Now I've gone and done it.

... I removed the battery for 2 hours to clear my old settings... Just checking... did you take the AC power out of the system while doing this? Otherwise that will power the rtc, even when the system is off, and this procedure won't work. Also you don't need to wait 2 hours. A couple of minutes is...
by murtoz
Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:14 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Need Help Modifying an EPS12V to PCIe
Replies: 3
Views: 1873

The EPS12V connector I looked at did not have the same pins as a normal molex connector. These things were square instead of round. I had another look and thought maybe I saw a sort of lip on one side at the bottom of the pin, kinda bulging out and locking the whole pin in place, (if that makes sens...
by murtoz
Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:06 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Need Help Modifying an EPS12V to PCIe
Replies: 3
Views: 1873

If you are using the EPS12V lead I wouldn't take out any cables from it, as you may risk problems with power supply to the cpu. If you're not using it, then this would be a nice solution, although I have no idea how to remove the pins (just had a close look at them and I can't really tell how it loc...
by murtoz
Fri Nov 16, 2007 6:11 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2TB storage in RAID 5 mode...
Replies: 49
Views: 16102

RAID 5 uses parity calculations for redundancy, which takes up a LOT of processor overhead if done in software/in the CPU, which GREATLY slows read/write times. Good RAID cards can go from $300 to $1000 too. RAID 10, on the other hand, uses mirroring and striping in combination - two drives are mir...
by murtoz
Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:03 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2TB storage in RAID 5 mode...
Replies: 49
Views: 16102

On the principle that on a striped raid like raid 5, all drives can be accessed at the same time, I'd go with as many drives as possible. This would theoretically give the best performance, especially for large sequential files like tv recording/movies would be (provided there are no other bottlenec...
by murtoz
Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:52 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Xeon E5405 the ultimate undervolting cpu?
Replies: 6
Views: 3309

Hi Leifeinar, Sorry to rain on your parade, but the Xeon E5405 is a socket 771 cpu, and will not work in the same mainboard as your xeon 32xx. Only xeon 3xxx fit in desktop boards, for xeon 5xxx you need a dual socket server/workstation board. And I doubt they would have undervolting capabilities. J...
by murtoz
Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Your opinions on this new (going to be) PC
Replies: 7
Views: 2045

You can contact Intel through this email form . I doubt they would admit to something working that's not officially supported though. Regarding your questions on cpu & memory fsb (they are directly related), check out this wiki article . In general, it is best to have memory run at the same speed as...
by murtoz
Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:25 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus EN8600GT Silent/HTDP/512M Graphics Card
Replies: 16
Views: 9987

Nice review! It would be interesting though to see the temperatures on the card if you add a 2nd 120mm fan (undervolted) to the chassis (intake) and direct (part of) the airflow straight at the graphics card. To my mind, this is a more likely setup for most of us - I for one would not run this card ...
by murtoz
Sat Nov 10, 2007 4:08 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: soldering cables onto pico psu - looking for pinout...
Replies: 3
Views: 2011

soldering cables onto pico psu - looking for pinout...

Hi all, I hope you can help me. I've got a pico psu (120W) and a D201GLY (original version). The board needs seperate CPU power (4x4 P4 connector). I have a seperate P4 to molex converter, but (if possible) I'd like to solder this directly onto the pico psu to avoid cable clutter etc. From other pos...
by murtoz
Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:46 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Nehalem's
Replies: 11
Views: 2924

Ask again in about 6 months; it's too early to say at this point. 6 Months for Nehalem? I think you (and maybe the OP?) are referring to Penryn, which is the current Core 2 Architecture at 45nm. Nehalem, which won't arrive till Q4'08, will be a very different architecture, with as main feature a me...
by murtoz
Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Mobo Problem or XP Problem?
Replies: 3
Views: 1697

The fact that windows complains it didn't start correctly would point to a problem with the video card: even though you don't see the splash screen, it is somehow getting to windows boot up. If possible try a different graphics card. Also (since windows detects some error), check the windows event l...
by murtoz
Sat Oct 20, 2007 2:45 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: My 965P-DS3 + E6750 system won' start - Help please.
Replies: 4
Views: 1770

according to gigabyte this cpu is not supported on your board... it always pays to check out the supported cpu list!
[edit:typo]
by murtoz
Tue Oct 16, 2007 6:33 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 4 All You Silence Modders Out There..Heeelp*TT Toughpower650
Replies: 11
Views: 2538

Well I guess it is my last resort. Silly thought - sometimes electronic parts make noise! Before buying a new fan you might want to stop the one that is in your PSU to confirm this is what is causing the noise. You can do this by simply holding one of the fan blades if you can reach (or use a penci...
by murtoz
Tue Oct 09, 2007 12:08 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Another not quite quiet server
Replies: 11
Views: 4808

How is it going to fit? With either solution, I would have thought the only way it would fit is if the heatsinks are oriented so that an attached fan would be blowing to the top of the chassis, rather than the back. Best to check with thermalright and noctua though. 2 x Xeon 5355 (stock cooling) Ok...
by murtoz
Sun Oct 07, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Another not quite quiet server
Replies: 11
Views: 4808

Re: Another not quite quiet server

14 drives Talk about overkill :wink: Seriously though, can you hear the cpu fans over the noise of the drive? And did you realise that both noctua and thermalright ( heatsink , conversion kit ) now cater for xeons? I don't think you could mount two U120's next to eachother unless they're facing upw...
by murtoz
Fri Oct 05, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 4TB of storage quietly?
Replies: 33
Views: 11619

I'm currently in the process of building a 3-disk (1.5TB, HD501LJ drives) nasbox. Like you I will be sleeping at about 3 meters from it. I looked into buying a ready-made NAS system, but all of them hard-mount the drives and have smallish fans. Hence my decision to build a chassis from scratch out o...
by murtoz
Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: scandinavians
Replies: 62
Views: 21415

First it's because Scandinavians in general speak better English than other people in Europe. Are you forgetting about the people who invented the language? :wink: And then there's the dutch, belgians, and to some extent germans too... Seriously though, a possible theory is that since scandinavia i...
by murtoz
Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:04 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Seeking very low-spec set-top PC with TV-out
Replies: 1
Views: 2138

dont know about 400-800Mhz cpu, but you can get an intel D201GLY for $70 from newegg with a 1.3Ghz celeron included. Not sure what type of tv-out you need, but there is a version of this board with s-video out. This would probably be a bit more than the $70 though, but still, find some nice mini itx...
by murtoz
Wed Oct 03, 2007 2:39 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Help w/ HS and feel free to laugh
Replies: 2
Views: 2025

you really don't want to remove that - it is the northbridge heatsink, and the northbridge needs cooling. I don't own a ninja but from the dimensions pic on scythe's website, it would appear there is more than an inch between the base of the heatsink and the lowest fin. Maybe a ninja owner can confi...
by murtoz
Sat Sep 22, 2007 1:38 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: hyper 6+ fan questions
Replies: 9
Views: 2963

Hi, i think it would help if you posted some pics of the parts you intend to use - that woudl make it much easier to see what you are talking about...
by murtoz
Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:20 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: XP ram limitations - considerations for upgrade to 4GB?
Replies: 21
Views: 5978

[The simple answer - it's hardware dependant. Even with a 64-bit OS, if the hardware you're using can't properly address the 4GB of devices you have in your system, then you're never going to use it. The only thing there is that to be able to install a 64-bit OS, the hardware must support it, which...
by murtoz
Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:58 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My HTPC Build 2007
Replies: 26
Views: 12616

The Hauppauge Nova-T-500 is a dual tuner freeview tv card, using a single aerial (although on mine there are two aerial ports which you can use together to get a stronger signal ro something - this requires reflashing the f/w, but haven't tried this yet.) Works fine on my XP system, I can watch one ...
by murtoz
Fri Aug 17, 2007 5:31 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent Quad q6600 PC for Audio Production w/overclocking
Replies: 17
Views: 4693

Have a look at this article. Ok, it's a dual core, but it is overclocked, and it is in the chassis you are planning to use. Should give you some inspiration!
by murtoz
Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:44 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Buying Fujitsu-Siemens, opinions wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 5898

Agreed with the last poster. I have a 15" laptop which i lug about on a daily basis. Even though I sometimes wish for higher resolution (mine is 1024x768), I had to use a 17" laptop for a week and got really annoyed with the big size and weight of the thing. Especially if you can get a 1680*1050 15"...
by murtoz
Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:35 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silverstone LC 17 heatsink
Replies: 5
Views: 2162

I'd recommend you send a mail to silverstone to ask if there is any kind of list of compatible motherboards for this heatsink in this chassis.
by murtoz
Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:18 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silverstone LC 17 heatsink
Replies: 5
Views: 2162

How about silverstone's own NT01 v2 ? Looks like it will fit your case - in fact it almost looks like it was designed for it - although you better check with them first. I've always favoured front-to-back airflow and this heatsink will let you do that. No idea on pricing/availability though, and it ...
by murtoz
Sat Aug 11, 2007 7:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Restore letters on keys?
Replies: 13
Views: 3793

considering a keyboard is plastic you probably could get some modellers paint and use that along with a small brush. Have no idea how durable that is though. Or maybe just a fine-tipped permanent marker? What colour are the keys themselves?