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by Rebellious
Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: M-ITX DIY case with 120mm fan / now with HD3450 mod!
Replies: 30
Views: 35676

Love the hidden power switch, not even Bill Gates could start that put0r. If you like disguising things why not put the PC inside one of the speaker boxes, and then make it so that it starts when you boink the cone with your finger.
by Rebellious
Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:48 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Noisy RAID 0 - Moved to Samsung HD502HI
Replies: 33
Views: 11910

my new 2.5" are just as fast:

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I haven't used 3.5" clunkers for years, except for off-site archiving.
by Rebellious
Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: No sound after resume from sleep mode
Replies: 7
Views: 1823

I happens to me sometimes, if you suspend again & resume the sound may come back. Try reinstalling the sound drivers, the latest version isn't always the best, so install whatever version works best.
by Rebellious
Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:40 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: new thermalright HTPC heatsink
Replies: 81
Views: 26095

So is anybody using it? It looks more compact than the Scythe Zipang -- total height ~10cm including the fan and breathing space! But AM2 mounting kit is only available in Germany?

http://www.thermalright.de/Kuehler/Zube ... P-140.html
by Rebellious
Fri May 29, 2009 7:55 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silverstone TJ08, passive cooling with a 125W CPU
Replies: 39
Views: 39826

I changed the air system, to see if the whistling goes away. I took the Noctuas off high-speed duty, and put a new fan on the CPU. The first time with 3 fans, it seems quieter. Also swapped out one of the Noctuas, two identical fans in series... you never know. But the howling is still there, even w...
by Rebellious
Wed May 27, 2009 6:09 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silverstone TJ08, passive cooling with a 125W CPU
Replies: 39
Views: 39826

argh...

This machine has developed a whistling sound when the fans rev down. It's a high-pitched howl at 1000 rpm and again at 900 rpm. It was transient at first but now it's consistent, as if the air found a special crack in the case to pass through. It's a 125-watt CPU, so the fans are revving up/down con...
by Rebellious
Thu May 21, 2009 8:01 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Alternate dual exhaust case fan idea for better silencing
Replies: 6
Views: 2426

good points...

I tried double rear exhaust fans in my build here, but couldn't measure any advantage -- http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=51531 However, competition between exhaust fans happens more often than people realize. If the rear exhaust fan runs fast enough it can create sufficient nega...
by Rebellious
Sun May 03, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: SPCR Testing/Reviews using MS Windows
Replies: 22
Views: 3237

So then I lie and tell them it's on one machine. They give me an activation code, so what will prohibit me now from activating all these PCs with the same copy of XP with this very activation code they gave me? Good question. I think Windows calls home every day with (among other things) your licen...
by Rebellious
Sun May 03, 2009 6:28 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: SPCR Testing/Reviews using MS Windows
Replies: 22
Views: 3237

I just bought Win XP Professional retail version. It says you can transfer it to new hardware and reinstall it as many times as you want, provided you're using it on only one machine. Fair enough. But if it calls home to re-activate each time, how does MS know that it's still me using new hardware a...
by Rebellious
Sat Apr 25, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: SPCR Testing/Reviews using MS Windows
Replies: 22
Views: 3237

rpsgc wrote:I'm pretty sure they use drive imaging. No need to install, just recover the already activated HDD image and there they go ;)
If Windows detects a hardware change, like a new mobo, it will ask you to re-activate.
by Rebellious
Sat Apr 25, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: SPCR Testing/Reviews using MS Windows
Replies: 22
Views: 3237

I think you have 30 days to activate a new install or 3 days to reactivate after mobo changes with xp. After a mobo change it re-activates automatically online? ... Heaven forbid we have Armageddon and all the MS computers stop working or cant be reinstalled cause they cant phone home. :wink: If Mi...
by Rebellious
Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Two wireless mice in close proximity are dangerous?
Replies: 7
Views: 1868

That's interesting, so each mouse/receiver pair as sold are not "matched". But if one mouse can connect to either PC, what's preventing it from connecting to both PCs simultaneously? The receivers don't talk to each other. I'm kinda worried about when you change batteries on one mouse and have to pr...
by Rebellious
Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:32 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: SPCR Testing/Reviews using MS Windows
Replies: 22
Views: 3237

SPCR Testing/Reviews using MS Windows

Most SPCR tests it seems involve installing Windows on new hardware. You SPCR guys (and gals?) probably end up re-activating Windows more often than any of us. I'm just curious, how re-activation works every time you install your existing licensed copy of Windows on new hardware. Does it connect onl...
by Rebellious
Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:28 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Two wireless mice in close proximity are dangerous?
Replies: 7
Views: 1868

Two wireless mice in close proximity are dangerous?

I'm running 2 identical Logitech cordless Trackman, with both transmitters/receivers on my desk. I know that the mouse (transmitter?) can connect to either receiver by pressing the "connect" button at the bottom of the mouse. Is it possible that one mouse can connect to both receivers simultaneously...
by Rebellious
Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:43 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus M4A78T-E AM3 motherboard
Replies: 8
Views: 5775

According to the DDR3 spec, some DDR3 memory modules have thermal sensors. Did you see any extra temperature readings in SpeedFan?
by Rebellious
Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:06 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 list of mods I'm considering...
Replies: 31
Views: 6881

Paint pen?! Wow, the stuff I learn here. I bolted the stock 14cm blowhole fan on my black Lian-Li using shiny stainless steel bolts, and I thought that there must be some quick & dirty way to paint their little heads black. So let's see now, Amazon has dozens of choices: Sharpie Oil Based Paint Fine...
by Rebellious
Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Mini P180, M3A78-EM, Phenom II 940, swappable drive bay
Replies: 18
Views: 12154

Hmm RMA time lol, that's unusual, 3-pin fans worked on all Asus mobos that I've used. You can try fan control with SpeedFan free software, it can adjust fan speeds based on CPU/GPU/case temps.
by Rebellious
Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:16 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Mini P180, M3A78-EM, Phenom II 940, swappable drive bay
Replies: 18
Views: 12154

It should work. If the fan you're referring to is the orange one in the front, then it won't be able to affect cpu temp from that location and will run at full speed after cpu reaches 50+. Disconnect all fans, and plug just the 200mm to the cpu fan header, and see what happens.
by Rebellious
Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Mini P180, M3A78-EM, Phenom II 940, swappable drive bay
Replies: 18
Views: 12154

CPU header works fine with 3-pin fans. Set BIOS q-fan to: auto mode start voltage = 5 v or lower auto mode start speed = 30 deg auto mode full speed = whatever AMD says is the max core temp for your cpu Do use q-fan, by running fans at constant speed you're forfeiting a lot of technology that's buil...
by Rebellious
Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:40 am
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Zalman VNF100-HP fanless VGA cooler (pics added )
Replies: 19
Views: 21234

thejamppa wrote:Difference between models seems to be memory speed.

H467P1GP
memory speed is: 1746 MHz

H467PS1GP
memory speed is: 1700 Mhz

I haven't found other difference in them.
The cards look very different, maybe one idles at 15W and the other at 75W, lol.

Does it support PowerPlay & Hybrid CrossFire?
by Rebellious
Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:54 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Mini P180, M3A78-EM, Phenom II 940, swappable drive bay
Replies: 18
Views: 12154

The 200mm blowhole fan on top connected to the CPU fan header will suck up a storm through that case. That should be sufficient -- a one-fan machine! If that creates too much vacuum, then connect the 2 120mm fans in tandem as intakes to equalize the pressure. CHA_FAN header is not regulated on that ...
by Rebellious
Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:55 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Mini P180, M3A78-EM, Phenom II 940, swappable drive bay
Replies: 18
Views: 12154

Why aren't you using the CPU fan header? I'm also cooling a 125 Watt CPU + GPU with Ninja passive using only 2 anemic Noctua fans. I would not have been able to do that without thermostatically controlled fans. The Asus BIOS q-fan thingy ramps up the fans only when needed, but under normal use they ...
by Rebellious
Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:14 am
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Zalman VNF100-HP fanless VGA cooler (pics added )
Replies: 19
Views: 21234

Neat, with GPU heatsink mounted on the top side of the card it's perfect for a micro ATX mobo,, except I would remove the "Z" logo.

HIS has 2 models H467PS1GP and H467P1GP, do you know what is the difference between them?
by Rebellious
Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: options for backup/syncing
Replies: 15
Views: 3556

Q

Enterprise backups? OK, I have a question too then:


You have 2 networked computers at home. You run a script on Windows' scheduler on #1 and do a backup onto #2. But sometimes #2 is in S3 suspend mode. How do you wake up #2 from #1? How do you put #2 back to sleep after the backup is done?





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by Rebellious
Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: "01" Watts when computer is turned off?
Replies: 15
Views: 6946

ok. So is "01" = 1 watt or 0.1?

For "03" suspend mode, I'd always assumed that the power meter has a funky decimal display for 0.3 watts, 3W seems too much for just keeping the memory alive.
by Rebellious
Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:25 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: "01" Watts when computer is turned off?
Replies: 15
Views: 6946

Re: "01" Watts when computer is turned off?

I rarely turn off my PC, but I did yesterday and I noticed that the power meter showed "01" Watts. If the computer is turned off shouldn't it be 0 watts ? The power meter is a P3 Kill-A-Watt P4400. Also, when the PC is suspended, it shows "03" Watt. Is that 3 watts or 0.3? My iMac might use more po...
by Rebellious
Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:39 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: "01" Watts when computer is turned off?
Replies: 15
Views: 6946

I can understand 3 or 0.3 watts in S3 suspend mode, but "off" should be OFF
by Rebellious
Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:31 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Whats using all my power??
Replies: 20
Views: 9760

That's way too high. Did you turn off the onboard video in BIOS? Is the CPU power saving mode enabled? Ubuntu power management is very good in my experience.
by Rebellious
Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:23 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: "01" Watts when computer is turned off?
Replies: 15
Views: 6946

"01" Watts when computer is turned off?

I rarely turn off my PC, but I did yesterday and I noticed that the power meter showed "01" Watts. If the computer is turned off shouldn't it be 0 watts? The power meter is a P3 Kill-A-Watt P4400.

Also, when the PC is suspended, it shows "03" Watt. Is that 3 watts or 0.3?
by Rebellious
Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:18 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian-Li B10
Replies: 13
Views: 4659

Did you notice that this is the first upright tower-type case that officially supports mounting 2.5" disks? Indeed. http://lian-li.com/v2/tw/product/upload/image/B10/pc-b10-27.jpg I wonder how good would this case be for a quiet PC? Maybe those thick side panels and noise absorption foam (albeit no...