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by yaler
Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:51 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan speed control via Cool 'n Quiet ??
Replies: 3
Views: 2578

Yes, like he stated qfan is what you're looking for -- it should be hiding somewhere in your bios. Just enable it, some Asus mobos don't let you to do anything other than that.
by yaler
Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Infernal Machine~~! Video drivers problem?
Replies: 4
Views: 1799

plug in a usb key or usb drive, pop in linux based live cd, backup files, install operating system of your choice

:) relax
by yaler
Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: VIA, Athlon XP, or Pentium II?
Replies: 13
Views: 4224

I had an AMD Athlon 2400+ with a Geforce 4 ti 4200 and I couldn't pull off 720p. Also it idled a lot hotter and less efficiently than my current setup (no CnQ, older gaming card etc...). Best bet is to sink a couple bucks into a new pc. Or install XP media center on the P2 (that is what you need to ...
by yaler
Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Best way to schedule audio playback on a computer?
Replies: 12
Views: 2861

at or sleep commands on a Linux box, I think windows has at as well, but who knows how useful it is. I'm sure there are several full featured alarm programs for Windows. But really a computer is not a good substitute for an alarm clock, believe me I've tried. Get a new one and a couple 9v batteries.
by yaler
Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:20 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New (hopefully) quiet build
Replies: 9
Views: 2889

Maybe think about getting a faster OS/programs disk. I mean, if you're getting an enclosure regardless then why not...

You're probably going to be spinning your wheels a lot more than you'd like with that 8*00.
by yaler
Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:49 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Justchill's P182 build
Replies: 30
Views: 30004

I agree, quite impressive. Wish I had the talent to do some of these mods.
by yaler
Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Zalman HS Causes System Restart
Replies: 4
Views: 1421

Very strange and aggravating problem. I really don't see how a heat sink can have a 'restart' feature considering it doesn't interface with the PC in any way. Perhaps it's the fan, if it stops your motherboard may decide it's time to shut down. Maybe monitor that. If it is the fan, check your fan co...
by yaler
Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:36 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Looking for good widescreen LCD for gaming
Replies: 25
Views: 5212

To be honest, I don't know if you should have ordered the monitor so quickly. As you say, you are not acquainted with different panel technologies, so it's quite possible that TN will annoy you to hell and back, with its tiny vertical viewing angles and colour shifting. It's also possible that the ...
by yaler
Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Looking for good widescreen LCD for gaming
Replies: 25
Views: 5212

The resolution is not a problem, jack up your DPI. See if you can cancel your order if you are so unsure. I'm sure you'll be happy either way.
by yaler
Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:30 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Looking for good widescreen LCD for gaming
Replies: 25
Views: 5212

The 206 is a great monitor too, and the successor should only be better. 20" should remain pretty fast for gaming too. Enjoy :)

btw,

206bw
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/other/ ... -4_21.html

931bw
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/other/ ... h-6_9.html
by yaler
Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Looking for good widescreen LCD for gaming
Replies: 25
Views: 5212

In the 19" arena the 931bw runs circles around the 940 -- I think it's also much faster than Samsung's current 21"+ offerings. It's a pretty nice monitor besides the noise the power converter makes with brightness under 80%, but that might be for all Samsung's monitors.
by yaler
Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Cool, quiet card for non-gaming PC
Replies: 16
Views: 5240

Re: Nvidia Quadro NVS 285

My vote is for a NVIDIA Quadro NVS 285. Max power consumption is 18 watts. Has dual DVI or VGA, depending on the cable that comes with your card. and 128MB ram. I picked one up on eBay for $12 USD; has been working very well with my Debian Box. This card is PCIe. Runs Google earth at 1600x1200 just...
by yaler
Sat Jan 12, 2008 11:57 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quieting my ancient system
Replies: 12
Views: 4062

Slipstreams are newer and quieter, but sleeve bearing fans won't last as long at their quietest whereas the Sony fluid dynamic bearing will have a longer lifespan.
by yaler
Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:38 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Top blowhole cover for the P182
Replies: 42
Views: 22435

I want one of those too, and some of those new more open filter door cover thingies. Weren't those supposed to be released? They should package them together.
by yaler
Fri Jan 11, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Logitech Z-560 vs Z-5300e speakers
Replies: 9
Views: 3438

I assumed as much. Anyway, good luck!
by yaler
Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:22 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Logitech Z-560 vs Z-5300e speakers
Replies: 9
Views: 3438

Muddy bass is a major problem with all of these cheaper logitech speakers. I can't speak for the more expensive models (150+) but I'm pretty sure you want to look at different companies when you reach that budget. I use the X530 now and I previously used the Z640. The X530 overall sounds better. Cle...
by yaler
Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Finally found my home...SPCR
Replies: 10
Views: 3559

Primarily it is because I got into music. I also use my computer as my primary source of entertainment and work, quiet is nice when you're trying to think clearly. I wear open style headphones and instead of turning it up I decided to start caring about my hearing and turn everything else down. Not ...
by yaler
Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is AMD Doomed?
Replies: 62
Views: 16472

AMD Phenom 9900 (2.6GHz) AMD Phenom 9700 (2.4GHz) AMD Phenom 9600 (2.3GHz) AMD Phenom 9500 (2.2GHz) We know that AMD is aiming for 3.0+ GHz clock speeds, but they had already run out of model numbers before the CPU was available! 5 digit model numbers, anyone? I assume they're going on the fact tha...
by yaler
Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:01 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How many watts might I save at idle???
Replies: 10
Views: 2973

My kill-a-watt arrived and it shows my system draws ~112W @ idle. OUCH. This is on a linux fc4 system with only a few small services running (slimserver, samba, etc). Going to have to track down where that juice is going, I'd really like to get it down to 60w, but that seems almost impossible comin...
by yaler
Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Best CPU for quiet computer
Replies: 9
Views: 2692

Re: Best CPU for quiet computer

crazyox wrote: but that will require me to have approximately the twice equivalent cpu power as my current Athlon XP1700+
Well, 1700+ x 2 is 3400+ haha. So get an X2 4000+ or whatever. Better yet get a BE2350 or BE2400 like I did :oops:
by yaler
Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Please Check my Wish List Before Order
Replies: 4
Views: 1841

Sure people will have lots to say about your PSU and your ram and your 20 hard disks, but personally here is what I have: Reconsider the Be2300, if you're doing a lot of processing getting a stronger CPU may save you time and power. I wonder if you're doing editing too? There is a great article on T...
by yaler
Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:46 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How many watts might I save at idle???
Replies: 10
Views: 2973

You're talking about a rather large investment only to save pennies a day. I suggest you wait for something like those spiffy new 8-30w AMD chips if you really want low power draw. Personally I'd consider my performance requirements over the efficiency at idle. Other than that, the integrated video ...
by yaler
Wed Dec 05, 2007 5:25 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Why is the Corsair HX620 more expensive than the TX750?
Replies: 3
Views: 2688

The TX750 is "no frills" in comparison, non-modular and and a single 12v rail. Simple as that :D
by yaler
Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Inexpensive, fairly quiet, boring P182 build
Replies: 8
Views: 4860

I'm not so worried about the temperature of my CPU. ASUS PC probe tells me it idles 28-30C and while playing it only hits 38-40C. I'm mainly concerned about noise and the ambient temperature within the case. Keeping it un-vented seems better for the movement of air in the case with the intake behind...
by yaler
Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Inexpensive, fairly quiet, boring P182 build
Replies: 8
Views: 4860

Inexpensive, fairly quiet, boring P182 build

My first computer build. I went for fairly inexpensive, quiet and cool. http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/9046/buildaq4.jpg You can see what's in it below in my signature. It is fairly cluttered (and I keep a lot of old/unused hardware laying around inside), but this is just fine for me... Temperat...
by yaler
Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Upgrade my PC?
Replies: 9
Views: 4064

First time poster here :) Kinda hard to say, but you don't seem *too* unhappy with the current speed. Perhaps it would be beneficial just to reformat and wait for the quad core cpus to come down in price for a large step upgrade. You shouldn't need more than a 450 watt psu, especially if you don't g...