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by murtoz
Fri Jul 20, 2007 3:37 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Computer is still "busted" even after 2 RMAs
Replies: 5
Views: 2080

ok, so that wasn't it... I would agree it looks like a compatibility issue, but am still baffled though as to why it actually worked in the first place. I have no direct experience with recent Asus boards so can't really comment on that. Some things you could try before spending more money: - Using ...
by murtoz
Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:21 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Computer is still "busted" even after 2 RMAs
Replies: 5
Views: 2080

This sounds strangely like the minimum loading issue that some people have seen, although why it would be ok first and then show the issue I have no idea!
What happens if you add some more fans (or anything on the 12V lines basically)? Will your system then boot?
by murtoz
Sat Jul 14, 2007 3:57 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Tri-Monitor Rackmount Computer Build!
Replies: 89
Views: 409048

Re: My Tri-Monitor Rackmount Computer Build!

Very nice setup!

Just one thing I am wondering about...
jamesg wrote:suspended with bungee cord in the 1u case.
How!?! Do you have any pics of that?
by murtoz
Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:18 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: does a case like this exist?
Replies: 13
Views: 6439

Making the usb ports and such movable seems like a nice idea. Does anybody sell a front panel usb/audio port thing that would go in a regular 5.25" slot so I could use it with the case of my choice? Intel does , albeit 3.5". Should not be too hard to fit into a 5.25" bay though. I remember searchin...
by murtoz
Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:06 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Ultra-cooled Gigabyte P35-DQ6 overheating? How can this be?
Replies: 20
Views: 7412

christopher3393 wrote:Is it safe to assume that the Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme wouldn't fit on this board? It's 132mm wide compared to the HR-01's 110mm width. They're otherwise close in size.
Thermalright's website says it is
by murtoz
Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:54 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New system - comments/help appreciated
Replies: 4
Views: 1746

Re: New system - comments appreciated

2. Both DVD and HD are SATA. I'll be running XP pro - am I likely to need a floppy disk to install the O/S? I read somewhere that this may be the case. Wheter you need a driver disk depends purely on the sata controller you are using for the drive you are installing windows to. If you have it in no...
by murtoz
Sat Jul 07, 2007 7:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Need to Get Rid of Vista Folders & Files
Replies: 2
Views: 1438

you don't even need a boot cd, presuming you have the original windows CD. This will let you delete partitions during the text portion of the setup. It's very straightforward, but I cant remember the exact steps :?
by murtoz
Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:41 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My first quiet system
Replies: 8
Views: 3884

wow! I'd never even heard of VL systems. Had a look on their website, and I wouldn't want to use any software they make in english: Have you experienced to feel very noisy during watch the film on your PC? Of course, you should operate the fan due to weak as heat on the computer. But it comes hard t...
by murtoz
Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Old PC to make [quieter]
Replies: 36
Views: 19815

Re: Old PC to make more Inaudible

So I think it really depends on the PSU fan an Case Fan These are both 80mm My wish is to try to make it inaudible at 1.5 m ? If I replace the fans could this make the big difference. I would think so. Don't forget the CPU fan as well. It's easy to find out though... one by one, disconnect the fans...
by murtoz
Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:22 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My first quiet system
Replies: 8
Views: 3884

Re: My first quiet system

Sounds like a great system and quite similar to what I built. I would like a small VFD/LCD screen in the top 5.25 bay for the HTPC effect. After a long period of research, I finally settled on the iMon VFD , and it works great. I really love the option to power up my pc from complete power off using...
by murtoz
Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: HSF for Abit AN-M2HD in Solo and Silverstone LC-16 cases
Replies: 5
Views: 2679

Re: HSF for Abit AN-M2HD in Solo and Silverstone LC-16 cases

Maybe a three-sided cardboard duct that would allow the case fan to pull in air underneath the heat sink would work. If that means leaving a clear open path for air to the back fan, you'd miss out on cooling your heatsinks, as air (like water) will go the path of least resistance and will just bypa...
by murtoz
Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC for HD
Replies: 8
Views: 2770

alternatively get a dual-channel digital tv tuner card. I'm planning on getting the hauppauge nova-t 500 myself.
I'm not sure I'd agree though with the usb vs pci tv tuner card argument. Of the few people I know that have a tv-tuner card, the only one with problems had a usb tuner...
by murtoz
Thu Jun 28, 2007 4:17 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU for 28 - 32 Harddrives
Replies: 18
Views: 5244

You can try Cooltek CT500, I believe it has 45A on 5V line. Altough I think 30A is enough for your HDs. Do you know how many amps it has on 12V? I have difficulity fonding info about it that is not german. I was thinking something in the line of 60A was nescessary, but thts probably a bit of overki...
by murtoz
Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:35 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Looking for short side-flow cpu heatsink
Replies: 4
Views: 1953

So I started searching for 2U heatsinks for socket 775 and found loads (all in the server space). Check this link or this one for instance. Both have heatpipes, are about 75mm high and are designed for 2U servers. They come with a fan, and probably aren't very quiet, but you can probably mod it and ...
by murtoz
Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:59 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Small, Quiet HTPC case
Replies: 9
Views: 4270

Hiper makes these small cases: http://www.hipergroup.com/English/products/hmc-1x53x.html In Sweden they cost just above 100USD. Thanks - they look nice! Do you know if this comes with a custom heatsink? By the looks of the specs, it is not included, but with a chassis that's only 53mm high it would...
by murtoz
Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:42 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A trio of Quiet and Cool Servers
Replies: 9
Views: 2576

HD: Western digital WE3200YS 320GB drives, in a RAID 1 (mirrored) or RAID 5 array with 4 drives Make sure you check out this link . The old WDxxxxYS drives fell offline if used in a raid array. Looks like your model is not affected but better safe than sorry! Will a single E6400 CPU handle VMWare s...
by murtoz
Sun Jun 24, 2007 10:38 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Small, Quiet HTPC case
Replies: 9
Views: 4270

So I am actually looking for the same thing, and just found that foxconn does a bunch of small chassis. Check out this link . Those chassis are also being sold under the brand name casedge, with the same model number. I have no experience with them though, and have not been able to find a review so ...
by murtoz
Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:05 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Looking for short side-flow cpu heatsink
Replies: 4
Views: 1953

sounds like you're describing the ninja mini. Not available yet though. It's on scythe's japanese website now, but not on the european or american one.

Oh hang on, just translated the japanese page, and it is 115mm high, so I guess it won't do. Sorry.
by murtoz
Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:45 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Fan or no fan?
Replies: 15
Views: 4099

I think the big question is, does the cpu temp stabilise at 70 using tat, or does it keep going up if you run tat longer? If it stays at 70, i would say you're ok. I've always been told electronic components can stand at least 70 without problems, if not more. Add the fact that TAT seems to get the ...
by murtoz
Sun Jun 17, 2007 8:57 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Case Fans & CPU Cooling Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 1296

Whether you should get an aftermarket CPU cooler is down to your ears. The stock heatsink cools the cpu well enough but might get a bit noisy when your cpu is under load, and is audible when cpu is idle. If you are not sure, I would recommend building the system as is and seeing if you can live with...
by murtoz
Sun Jun 17, 2007 8:47 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 500 Gb - SATA - Silence - who's the best?
Replies: 43
Views: 32053

What's wrong with the Samsung HD501LJ? Why isn't it mentioned here, are the WD5000(AA)KS better / quieter? Nothing's wrong with it - I have 2 myself and they are the quietest drives I've owned (although I hadn't been bitten by the quiet bug when I bought my previous drives). I think they're not men...
by murtoz
Sun Jun 17, 2007 12:07 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua NH-U9 install & advice
Replies: 4
Views: 1943

Noctua says it is compatible. You should be fine.
However, for quietness I would go for a heatsink that takes a 120mm fan, as they can spin slower and thus be quieter for the same heat output.
by murtoz
Sat Jun 16, 2007 12:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New Quiet build
Replies: 6
Views: 2428

What OS are you going with? If you are using 32-bit windows, you will not be able to use all of the 4GB of ram due to memory addressing issues (the more memory on the video card, the less your OS can use of the system memory). Further suggestion: experiment with ducting your cpu heatsink. It might n...
by murtoz
Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel D201GLY: cheap, low power mini-ITX
Replies: 183
Views: 154176

I've seen the board itself and it looks pretty cute. Not actually seen it running so can't say on the bios options, but they appear to be documented here

Oh and be aware it uses DDR2 laptop memory (240 pin).
by murtoz
Tue May 29, 2007 12:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: My e4300 is faster at 2400 than 3000?
Replies: 18
Views: 5524

Any ideas why its reading my 12V line as 1.15? I couldn't even boot with it that out of wack could I? Maybe it means 11.5? You would have a lot more trouble than just slow performance if that was the real voltage on the 12V line. I think MBM is just reading it wrong. It ran the video sections at 20...
by murtoz
Tue May 29, 2007 9:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: My e4300 is faster at 2400 than 3000?
Replies: 18
Views: 5524

Hi, regarding the power lines on the PSU, check out this link from corsair to see which connectors are grouped together. I really don't think it would be the PSU though. One question, in 3dmark it benchmarks the cpu and graphics card seperate, then gives you the combined score. Have you compared the...
by murtoz
Mon May 28, 2007 12:04 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Lapping your IHS to increase cooling? Hah, wrong!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 5293

Seems like Noctua has found this out too... I got their NH-U12F and noticed grooves at the bottom of the heatsink. I checked their web site and it turns out they're actually there on purpose. Looks like the same principle as IBM's finding.
by murtoz
Mon May 28, 2007 11:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Wanting to Build HTPC
Replies: 27
Views: 7267

As far as the Remote setup i just mean a remote that has many feture buttons. I fugured i could use the wiimote as a mouse. Check out this silverstone remote. I can't quite remember the details on it but they let you customise remote keys depending on which app you are running etc. Might be what yo...
by murtoz
Thu May 24, 2007 12:04 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Fans for Noctua nh-u12F
Replies: 14
Views: 4895

2-3C difference is hardly a good reason to use 2 fans... seems like you can get away with using noctua fan without worrying too much. It took 7 posts to get words of wisdom. Revenant, I suggest you heed to them. Agreed! I have this noctua, ducted with no intake/exhaust fans, and it keeps my QX6700@...
by murtoz
Sat May 12, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: cooling dual xeon 5148 (passively).. help?!
Replies: 19
Views: 5398

First of all, how are you measuring temps? As far as I am aware, these Xeon's use the same temperature sensors as the quad core conroes do, which makes 'old fashioned' temp measurement difficult. What I've seen this type of CPU report is a number of degrees below throttling point. Try the intel ther...