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by PartEleven
Sat Oct 03, 2009 5:37 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Any LGA 1156 HSF's?
Replies: 18
Views: 5579

Those Xigmateks performed good due to the unfair methodology. That CPU's low TDP doesn't cause any problems to any CPU cooler. And comparing them with True at low rpm?! What?! Everyone knows that True's arhitecture is designed to perform good at high rpm (lower fin distance). Compare them again wit...
by PartEleven
Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Video playback from homebuilt NAS on gigabit network - slow?
Replies: 21
Views: 10096

I didn't read the whole thread, but I can't believe that your problem is bottlenecked by network speed. Did you check if the problem is a driver and/or codec problem? Does the video play smoothly locally on the target machine?
by PartEleven
Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Misc Parts - Best Offer?
Replies: 1
Views: 748

PM sent for the video card.
by PartEleven
Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:06 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How to quietly cool my ATI Radeon X800
Replies: 3
Views: 1178

You'll be hard pressed to find a good cooler for older cards like the X800. Seriously the Accelero S2 is likely your best choice. It is cheap and has incredible passive performance. Since your PSU is directly above the card, I'm guessing that the S2 is too tall for your case? If that's true then you...
by PartEleven
Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:55 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AMD New Radeon 5870, 5850
Replies: 194
Views: 78933

I'm very happy that ATI (unlike nVidia with the new GT300 parts) will be making a smaller chip on a smaller process. My WAG is that the GT300 will run hot. Yeah at first I was also very disappointed with the GT300. But if you read later on in the Anandtech article, the actual physical die size is a...
by PartEleven
Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: OT: AMD vs. Intel
Replies: 8
Views: 2899

Intel's Lynnfield (Core i5 and some models of Core i7) has just been released, so many people are not yet familiar with it. I don't know how it stacks price-wise compared to AMD's chips, but it is Intel's performance value king right now. If you want to maximize your performance per dollar (or pound...
by PartEleven
Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:41 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: 130W ATX power supply + 120W AC adapter 54$
Replies: 153
Views: 120691

electrodacus, how is your inventory for this PSU looking like? I ask because in light of my recent motherboard troubles, I might want to grab a PSU + power brick set from you. However, I also want to make sure I've ruled out all other possibilities first, so it might be a while before I make an orde...
by PartEleven
Wed Sep 23, 2009 3:10 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PicoPSU + Antec NP-100 (100W brick) = no boot Intel E2140
Replies: 14
Views: 3721

But strongly feel it has to be a limitation on the +12V. The way to prove this would be use your spare PSU to provide +12V to the 4-pin mobo socket with the Pico in the 20-pin mobo. Hang an old HDD off the old PSU (to provide some load) then jump start the old PSU with a paper clip. Then try start ...
by PartEleven
Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PicoPSU + Antec NP-100 (100W brick) = no boot Intel E2140
Replies: 14
Views: 3721

Can you test this system with a different power supply? Yes I have. Using a different PSU I've gotten this exactly motherboard/cpu/ram combination to boot. I was able to enter BIOS and change settings around. That's how I know there is no voltage adjustment. Have you reset the BIOS settings with th...
by PartEleven
Tue Sep 22, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Fall Clean Out Virtual Yardsale!
Replies: 9
Views: 1924

What speed is your ram?
by PartEleven
Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:58 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PicoPSU + Antec NP-100 (100W brick) = no boot Intel E2140
Replies: 14
Views: 3721

Yes this has me quite stumped. No I don't have access to a multimeter or anything like that. There's no voltage options in the BIOS. Only FSB. I should also add that I've tried the same cpu/PSU combo in an Asus P5PE-VM (Google Cache link) with GSkill DDR400 ram that booted up fine. Maybe it is the a...
by PartEleven
Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PicoPSU + Antec NP-100 (100W brick) = no boot Intel E2140
Replies: 14
Views: 3721

PicoPSU + Antec NP-100 (100W brick) = no boot Intel E2140

I'm a bit stumped, so I was hoping some of the more knowledgeable electricians here could help me out. I have been running this system for the past year with zero problems. Recently, I had the opportunity to upgrade to an Intel Pentium e2140. This processor used to be in my HTPC, and I measured its ...
by PartEleven
Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New: Scythe Setsugen GPU cooler
Replies: 30
Views: 14321

Turbulence has been rightly said to be the enemy of the engineer. The Scythe engineers definitely know their Physics. By blowing air onto the graphics card you would be causing more turbulence than flow. By blowing it away from the card, Scythe guys are creating real flow, both in front of the fan ...
by PartEleven
Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:04 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: when xbox 360 ps3 slim 45nm RROD
Replies: 5
Views: 3574

Re: when xbox 360 ps3 slim 45nm RROD

The ps3 slim has fewer games not including Halo 3. Oh please. You have to be blind to still be thinking this. The main advantage for the xbox 360 now is the much better online experience (for American FPS games at least). Price-wise both consoles are about the same, and their game libraries are nea...
by PartEleven
Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: mini-ITX with PCIe 16x support
Replies: 17
Views: 4075

You're paying a price premium by going the mini-ITX form factor. Generally, for the same features a micro-ATX board will be cheaper. It's up to you to decide whether the extra size reduction is worth the extra cost to you. I personally would try to go micro-atx, since the price difference is pretty ...
by PartEleven
Sun Sep 13, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: stream all but 1080p from 100mbit NAS?
Replies: 12
Views: 2881

100 mbit is fast enough to stream even 1080p. I do it all the time. If you have any bottleneck it'll be either the NAS unit or the decoding PC. It won't be the connection.
by PartEleven
Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:20 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How to make my parents computer silent?
Replies: 13
Views: 2307

Re: How to make my parents computer silent?

either: Dad goes to sleep earlier or: Computer is not in the bedroom Assuming anything else works is just silly. Even if you get the computer quieted, the input devices (and your dad) still make noise and the screen lights up the room. This is the real solution to the problem. No matter how quiet t...
by PartEleven
Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:11 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel's LGA1156 and Lynnfield core
Replies: 53
Views: 15936

Well, just because it is good to have thorough testing, doesn't require EVERY site to comprehesively test every ability of the chip. This particular cpu had so much press coverage going into its launch that I'm sure there is more than enough coverage for you to do cross-site performance comparisons....
by PartEleven
Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:32 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel's LGA1156 and Lynnfield core
Replies: 53
Views: 15936

Another thought just occured to me. There's plenty of other quality sites reviewing this chip, do we really need SPCR to do a comprehensive test of its abilities?
by PartEleven
Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:10 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel's LGA1156 and Lynnfield core
Replies: 53
Views: 15936

Clock-for-clock comparisons usually aren't very interesting, since architectural differences mean you'll get different real-world performance per-clock from different CPUs. Ofcourse, Bloomfield and Lynnfield have pretty much the same architecture, but the biggest difference between them is arguably...
by PartEleven
Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:13 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright TRUE & HR-01 & others on LGA1156
Replies: 6
Views: 3416

I think it should work. In fact, nearly all of Thermalright's recent cpu heatsinks have used the same base. And on that note, anyone feel that it's starting to get ridiculous how they are recycling the same heatsink over and over again by slapping on a new name and price tag? They've got like EIGHT ...
by PartEleven
Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Need Help Installing Dark Knight Cooler!
Replies: 22
Views: 4013

Strange thing - might coretemp/realtemp be inaccurate? I dlded speedfan, and it says 35C idle, but the other 2 says ~48-49...and speedfan reports ~78-79 load with prime95, but the other two says ~98-99... EDIT: Everest Ultimate says 33, but HWmonitor also says 49...what's going on here!!! REGARDLES...
by PartEleven
Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel's LGA1156 and Lynnfield core
Replies: 53
Views: 15936

Haven't read the entire thread, but at glance I can see a lot of argument over why turbo wasn't enabled. To give a different perspective, I don't understand why enabling it is so important. Lawrence wrote that SPCR was trying to give an accurate clock-for-clock comparison against other cpus. To me t...
by PartEleven
Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:50 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Need Help Installing Dark Knight Cooler!
Replies: 22
Views: 4013

I meant you should do a google search. I remember some discussion about realtemp/coretemp not reporting the temperatures of Penryn accurately. I have no idea whether this problem was fixed and/or carries over to Nehalem. I was just pointing out that your abnormally high temps may be from the softwar...
by PartEleven
Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Need Help Installing Dark Knight Cooler!
Replies: 22
Views: 4013

Did you check that link in the first reply to this thread? It's even got pictures! Just apply your paste exactly as it looks in the pictures and you should be set. I'd also review the heatsink installation instructions to make sure you actually mount your heatsink properly. Adding too much paste cou...
by PartEleven
Sun Sep 06, 2009 11:30 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Cost-effective 7600GT cooling?
Replies: 8
Views: 2107

If you're that paranoid about temperatures then spring for the S1. That should definitely be enough to cool your card "passively". I use quotes because I firmly believe that even with the Accelero(s), you should make sure air is flowing over the fins at least. It doesn't need a fan strapped to it, b...
by PartEleven
Sun Sep 06, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Need Help Installing Dark Knight Cooler!
Replies: 22
Views: 4013

I think you installed your heatsink incorrectly. When it comes to building computers you really should look into what the thermal limits of your hardware is before doing testing. Otherwise you might end up damaging something. If those temps are real they are alarmingly high. You might be damaging so...
by PartEleven
Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Zotac ION 330 or CORE2 low power and cheap HTPC
Replies: 15
Views: 4476

I have the zotac board one level below that NF630I-F-E LGA 775 NVIDIA GeForce 7100 Mini ITX WIFI http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813500020 System info: NF630I-F-E LGA 775 NVIDIA GeForce 7100 Mini ITX WIFI 2 gigs (1x2) Crucial DDR2-667 e5300 WD 640 gig Blue Sata HD Leftover LG ...
by PartEleven
Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:51 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Need Help Installing Dark Knight Cooler!
Replies: 22
Views: 4013

Does it matter what orientation (vertical or horiz) I put it in? Also, how do I put on the fan? Those little rubber knobs... Also, where should the fan be placed, on which side? I have a Antec P182. And do you have to install the mobo back plate? I didn't know it had one, and this would mean redoin...
by PartEleven
Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Cost-effective 7600GT cooling?
Replies: 8
Views: 2107

How much are you willing to spend? The arctic colling accelero S2 is likely the best passive heatsink you can buy for older and lower-end graphics cards.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6835186017