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by Dutchmm
Sun Feb 03, 2008 6:48 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Uncontrollable Scythe SFF21E(1200rpm)
Replies: 17
Views: 5102

Sounds as though ...

this board is a ga-n680sli-dq6? then it should have two fan control settings in the bios. one set for the CPU fan, and one - with less detail control - for the system fan. By default, the latter is disabled . Also, FWIW, I recently backed out a BIOS upgrade for another gigabyte board - ga-p35-ds4 - ...
by Dutchmm
Sun Feb 03, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Q6600 G0 crunching, some questions and some issues
Replies: 19
Views: 11361

Enjoy it while it lasts ....

My points per day should increase 2500 -> 3500 if these preliminary results obtained from checkpoint intervals are to be trusted. With 3500 PPD I'd be the producer number #7, between avidan and Dutchmm. Smile I doubt I can improve on my 3000 to 3300 ppd until later this summer, when I can fix to si...
by Dutchmm
Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:55 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Top blowhole cover for the P182
Replies: 42
Views: 22962

Intriguing

Hmm AntecRep has got me thinking. I got the impression that my rear exhaust fan was making too much noise because the P182 was too close to the wall. You know, noise bouncing off a hard surface, or something. So I moved it further from the wall, and a tad towards me, and it does sound a bit quieter....
by Dutchmm
Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:23 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Earthwatts 380w vs. Corsair HX520 fan noise
Replies: 10
Views: 6835

Please post results if you test yourself

I am very pleased with the Corsair HX520 that runs in my P182, but the Tagan in my wife's Sonata is very noisy. I am thinking of replacing it, and the Earth Watts is half the price of the Corsair. My wife has even less need of watts than I, so I don't want to waste unnecessary money here, I might ge...
by Dutchmm
Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Putting together a computer...
Replies: 12
Views: 4059

Passive 8600 GTS

Well, i guess they would work well, but wouldn't the overall temp. in the computer rise? I am running the MSI version of this GPU, passively cooled. I don't game, but using it to watch TV, or for photo editing, the temperature never goes over 49 - and it never goes much below 46 - the ambient tempe...
by Dutchmm
Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Power Consumption of Absorption Fridge
Replies: 5
Views: 3116

Nope ...

The Thetford fridges are absorption fridges, the kind yefi was asking about. I have to say I am the kind of electricity consumer who just pays the bills without looking at which appliances are ruining me - I even use an oven with a pyrolytic cleaning program - but I think I would notice if my fridge...
by Dutchmm
Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:41 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Quads, now it's starting to get interesting
Replies: 5
Views: 3340

8 Actually

Yes, I've seen that. It has a mutiplier of 7, like the E6300
The limit is 8 - I am running my FSB at 400. Which is easy. I am waiting until my wife's 2160 is up and folding to see whether I can run the FSB at 3500/9. If I could do that in my head, I could have gone on working as a CPA ROFL.
by Dutchmm
Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:11 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Power Consumption of Absorption Fridge
Replies: 5
Views: 3116

Gross or freezer compartment?

I looked at the stats for some refrigerators here. The numbers they are quoting suggest an annual consumption of ~1000 Kwh, for a 100l gross enclosure with an 11l freezer. Or did you mean a teeny tiny fridge?
by Dutchmm
Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lies, damned lies and statistics
Replies: 17
Views: 4468

Standards ...

Actually, if you read the article here , you will see that there is a standard rig and methodology. So you should be able to get an objective view of the relative merits of a heatsink. That said, the ambient temperature in which we keep our machines, and our skill (or lack of it) with the thermal gu...
by Dutchmm
Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:48 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Quads, now it's starting to get interesting
Replies: 5
Views: 3340

Depends ...

According to fahinfo.org, you can get around 255 PPD per gigahertz per core from the Phenom. That's 1020 PPD per gigahertz. In Europe, a locked Phenom costs around Euro 80 per Ghz. An unlocked phenom comes in around Euro 90 per Ghz at its nominal clock speed, but will probably (evidence, anyone?) OC...
by Dutchmm
Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:07 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Folding Machine on the cheap?
Replies: 15
Views: 8167

FAH Info to the rescue ....

Project 2653 Phenom X4 Agena 255.33 PPD/GHZ Now admittedly, this doesn't tell us how many watts the machines are taking, but it does give the guideline that you get more PPD/GHZ/$ for a C2D rig than a Phenom. And given the upcoming C2D/C2Q price relationship, the imbalance in favour of Intel will i...
by Dutchmm
Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:30 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: I need a benchmark function.
Replies: 13
Views: 5540

When folding not all work units are the same size. That is why you can get a relative benchmark from the fahinfo website. I find that my times - within a project - are stable enough to compare the result of an OC setting. And I seem only to get WUs from a relatively stable population. The last 6 ha...
by Dutchmm
Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:52 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: I need a benchmark function.
Replies: 13
Views: 5540

Did you look here?

I agree this does not benchmark the effectiveness of some particular OC setting, but it should give us a relative indication of how well we are doing.

HTH

Mike
by Dutchmm
Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:39 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Antec Trupower Trio 650W - Fan Only Connectors
Replies: 2
Views: 1931

No such thing as a stupid question ....

You need to make a choice between letting the PSU control your fans, and controlling them via the switches that Antec provides (look at the bottom paragraph on page 5 of the P182 manual). What this translates to - in your situation - is that you could set the lower fan on high, and connect it to the...
by Dutchmm
Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Cool, quiet card for non-gaming PC
Replies: 16
Views: 5468

Perhaps you can find something cheaper, but I am using ....

MSI NX8600GT-T2D256EZ, 256 MB This is passively cooled, which no doubt adds somewhat to the temps inside the case (although I run a linux sensing app which NEVER reports the card temperature over 50 centigrade), but makes no noise at all in the frequency ranges I can hear. You don't say where you ar...
by Dutchmm
Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Developing a taste for tea?
Replies: 33
Views: 11564

Gotta be boiling

I am not surprised your tea last night was bitter if you used colder water The reason the English (yes, despite the nick, I am a Brit) insist on having the water boiling hot when we pour it is that it enables more of the flavours to escape from the leaves before, as someone remarked earlier, the thr...
by Dutchmm
Tue Jan 01, 2008 12:21 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: DEAD QUIeT Fan For Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme
Replies: 17
Views: 5649

Scythe

The producy code for mine is SFF21E I do overclock my C2D 6750, and the fan spins at around 900 rpm under load. I don't think I can hear it at all, even with the Tri-Cools on my P182 set to low. The only science I have for this is that when the system is idling, the noise levels are the same, leavin...
by Dutchmm
Fri Dec 21, 2007 7:58 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What is this round Lian Li case? (link to it)
Replies: 3
Views: 2022

Beautiful case, but .....

pity they said nothing about noise or heat. I like the bottom mounted PSU, but I would like to be able to prevent heat rising into the mainboard area - which is why I am a happy P182 owner.
by Dutchmm
Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:20 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Turn One PC into Two w/free virtualization software
Replies: 25
Views: 35864

Oh yes you can .....

linux :/ no good, need something which can do it for XP:) On your Windows PC, you load the VMWare player . This allows you to run VMWare appliances. Now you download one of the linux appliances from the VMWare website, and you "play" the appliance with the VMWare player. Thanks to the clever engine...
by Dutchmm
Thu Dec 20, 2007 7:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Developing a taste for tea?
Replies: 33
Views: 11564

Tea Eggs

So that sort of tea strainer makes the tea tastier than a tea-bag? How so? Well, the loose leaf tea you can buy from specialist shops is much better than the tea you can get in bags from the volume manufacturers. And cheaper than the tea bags you get from niche vendors. As far as my personal (and a...
by Dutchmm
Thu Dec 20, 2007 3:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Developing a taste for tea?
Replies: 33
Views: 11564

Tea-EGG?

Over here in the Netherlands we use a special kind of spoon to hold the leaves while we infuse them. There are two spring loaded screens or spoon-shaped blades that hold the leaves, with enough holes to allow the water to infuse. Once you have finished brewing the tea, you can throw the leaves in yo...
by Dutchmm
Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:41 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Shaving time between checkpoints - My AMD X2 4000+
Replies: 67
Views: 25972

Have you thought about using a VM?

The slight difference Ari reports in the performance of the W2K and Ubuntu folding is likely down to the fact the linux version is compiled to take advantage of the SSE extensions in the 64-bit CPUs. As reported in the the http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=385094#385094 thread her...
by Dutchmm
Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:39 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Reverse ATX airflow?
Replies: 10
Views: 4796

But what about the noise?

I am curious whether all that air coming out of the front wouldn't bring noise with it? I have had to move my P182 away from the wall against which it was standing, because of the rear-fan noise bouncing off the wall - and that was with the tri-cools on low. And did Mankey actually put any material ...
by Dutchmm
Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Amtrak two, cell-phones zero.
Replies: 13
Views: 3865

Most of us would have laid down and died after ....

the first event
For the second time in less than a month, a Bay Area resident has been fatally struck by a train while walking across tracks while on a cell phone
I do realise that the rules of the English dialect of American don't necessarily apply to the main branch, but ....
by Dutchmm
Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:59 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 975X or P35 or X38
Replies: 9
Views: 3330

P35 ... and Gigabyte

I bought the DS4 - specifically so I could mount my old PATA-133 hard disk to copy files onto the new SATA hd. And it has passive cooling for all the on-mobo components. You only get one PATA connector, mind.
by Dutchmm
Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Does the Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme fit in a P182?
Replies: 3
Views: 1349

It does in mine ...

on a Gigabyte P35-DS4 - no issues in closing the sides at all.
I would guess that the top clearance is around 1cm (0.4 inches).

HTH

Mike
by Dutchmm
Tue Nov 27, 2007 5:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Post your favorite bumper stickers here
Replies: 41
Views: 14076

If you drink like a fish ....

swim don't drive!
by Dutchmm
Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:07 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Perfect fan for a Thermalright 120 Ultra?
Replies: 3
Views: 2050

Scythe 120mm 1200

The fan I am using on my E6750 (controlled by motherboard) runs at ~300 rpm (idle) to 925 (load) in my P182. It is quite inaudible at idle, and hardly audible at load. It is a Scythe 1200rpm.

HTH

Mike
by Dutchmm
Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:41 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: My Q6600 idles at 58C?
Replies: 11
Views: 4175

R U Sure you got the CPU clipped down securely?

Forgive the dumb question, but something similar happened to me when I built my first (and only) socket 775 system. When I first opened the CPU socket, there seemed to be this loose piece of metal in it (which luckily I kept). And at first, no matter how hard I screwed down the hs (a TRUE) I was get...
by Dutchmm
Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:37 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 648263

Should we change the thread name ...

Looks like we are about to be overtaken again :cry: But as long as we are going backwards, we get to keep trying for the longest thread distinction.