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by Rebellious
Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Image upload space on SPCR forum increased
Replies: 12
Views: 5986

Re: Home theater PC without a keyboard

Should be working now. The space limit on the server for uploading images has been doubled. I changed the original title, "Home theater PC without a keyboard", for obvious reasons. Rebellious, feel free to start a new thread with that heading. What's the limit? I've never uploaded anything before, ...
by Rebellious
Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Image upload space on SPCR forum increased
Replies: 12
Views: 5986

Image upload space on SPCR forum increased

False start, I'm trying to upload photos but I'm getting, "Sorry, the board attachment quota has been reached". Does the attachment feature work here?
by Rebellious
Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:04 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Haswell comes to NUC
Replies: 34
Views: 20447

Re: Haswell comes to NUC

PSU made by Gigabyte, interesting. Maybe it's time to review PicoPSU. I posted about the 150XT kit a while back and I'm still curious if these devices need a ground connection.

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=66064&p=575645#p575645
by Rebellious
Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:34 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Beating the PS3
Replies: 15
Views: 11251

Re: Beating the PS3

I tried the PicoPSU 150XT kit with a more power-hungry AM3 Phenom II system and there is some whine at high load. It appears to come from the power brick.

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by Rebellious
Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Beating the PS3
Replies: 15
Views: 11251

Re: Beating the PS3

This is what I get with my A8-4500M, probably similar to your A10 AmdMsrTweaker v1.1 .:. General --- AMD family 0x15, model 0x10 CPU, 4 cores Default reference clock: 100 MHz Available multipliers: 1 .. 19 Available voltage IDs: 0 .. 1.55 (0.00625 steps) .:. Turbo --- enabled locked Max multiplier: ...
by Rebellious
Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:25 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Beating the PS3
Replies: 15
Views: 11251

Re: Beating the PS3

So it's really NOT grounded! What's the solution? Plug a regular power cord into the mains and connect the ground wire to the chassis? The i5 3570K idles at 18W both Windows & Linux (with the optimized Intel video driver which is built into the kernel). It runs full screen Adobe flash with ~5% CPU u...
by Rebellious
Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Beating the PS3
Replies: 15
Views: 11251

Re: Beating the PS3

Ha! Are you the johannes that posted amdmsrtweaker-lnx in xtremesystems? Anyway, I've installed the PicoPSU 150XT kit, seems stable even with the i5 3570K clocked to 4.4GHz, S3 is good, and no coil whine. My only concern is whether the mobo/chassis are properly grounded. The 12V power connector has ...
by Rebellious
Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Beating the PS3
Replies: 15
Views: 11251

Re: Beating the PS3

BTW, I have a PcioPSU 150-XT and an Asus P8Z77-I DELUXE/WD, but haven't tested yet. I will sometime next week, and will listen for any coil whine. I have a hard time believing that Pico is equivalent to a $120 ATX PSU, and to trust that it's equally stable, especially during S3.
by Rebellious
Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Beating the PS3
Replies: 15
Views: 11251

Re: Beating the PS3

Please ask if you need more detailed measurements or photos for the PicoPSU. I don't think the PicoPSU creates much EMI - all it does is to forward 12V signals and convert 3.3V and 5V signals from the 12V signal. Changing frequencies or voltage is actually much simpler than I thought. You "just" ha...
by Rebellious
Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Beating the PS3
Replies: 15
Views: 11251

Re: Beating the PS3

Thank you. Yeah the PicoPSU would be a tight fit with adjacent RAM sticks. I don't even know if memory modules are susceptible to EMI interference (from the PicoPSU). AmdMsrTweaker was just updated to support Trinity and Richland, so perfect timing on your part. There's nothing for Linux yet, k10ctl...
by Rebellious
Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Beating the PS3
Replies: 15
Views: 11251

Re: Beating the PS3

Isn't paper cardboard a fire hazard? This PicoPSU has some bulky hardware on the large plug that goes into the 24-pin power connector. Most Mini-ITX mobos have the memory slots right next to the 24-pin connector, but not yours. So it looks like the PicoPSU capacitors might touch the memory modules o...
by Rebellious
Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Aluminum foil wrapper for laptop hard disk?
Replies: 4
Views: 5475

Re: Aluminum foil wrapper for laptop hard disk?

From the small indents in the aluminum foil it looks like it maybe protecting components that where directly under the drive. But in all honesty im just guessing, is it padded ? The photo is not mine, I found it while googling and linked it. My disk is completely wrapped in aluminum foil and the mo...
by Rebellious
Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:45 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Aluminum foil wrapper for laptop hard disk?
Replies: 4
Views: 5475

Aluminum foil wrapper for laptop hard disk?

The 2.5" disk in my Samsung laptop comes wrapped in an aluminum foil envelope. There is also a piece of aluminum over the memory modules. I replaced the disk with an OCZ Vertex SSD, but I didn’t reuse the aluminum pocket because the SSD seems to have an aluminum case of it’s own. What is the purpose...
by Rebellious
Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Certified Silent Puget Serenity Pro
Replies: 29
Views: 17289

Re: Certified Silent Puget Serenity Pro

Is that foamy stuff blown-in to fill empty spaces, or just stuffed-in? It looks like Sealed Air's Instapak product. The foam is created when 2 chemicals are mixed together. The custom fit is achieved by putting the bag in place and closing the container while the foam is still expanding. Here's a v...
by Rebellious
Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic Platinum Fanless 520W PSU
Replies: 44
Views: 82655

Re: Seasonic Platinum Fanless 520W PSU

Good catch on the buzzing noise Mike. You are already getting hand-picked samples that are not representative of what customers get, so it's only fair to report the problem. You've given seasonic good reviews over the years, so people may get the impression it's just subtle advertising. I still want...
by Rebellious
Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Certified Silent Puget Serenity Pro
Replies: 29
Views: 17289

Re: Certified Silent Puget Serenity Pro

wow, that's the best packing job I've ever seen. Is that foamy stuff blown-in to fill empty spaces, or just stuffed-in?
by Rebellious
Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:03 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Prolimatech MK-26 Multi-VGA Cooler
Replies: 17
Views: 11878

Re: Prolimatech MK-26 Multi-VGA Cooler

What is the improvement over the prolimatech mk-13? The mk-13 is much more versatile, mounts the fans to the case and you can use the same fan bracket to support the GPU/cooler assembly, so it has no droopies.
by Rebellious
Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Crucial M4 64GB: Solid-State on a Budget
Replies: 3
Views: 2756

Re: Crucial M4 64GB: Solid-State on a Budget

I'm booting my OS from a 16GB Transcend flash drive that I bought for about $20. It's an SDHC UHS-I card running at about 50-70MB/sec on USB3. Supposedly these drives wear out, but I've never seen it happen yet. I can take them with me and boot Linux off any machine -- portability. So it must be a h...
by Rebellious
Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Prolimatech Panther CPU Cooler
Replies: 6
Views: 4235

Re: Prolimatech Panther CPU Cooler

Thank you. I'm curious as to your criteria for including comparable coolers in your comparison tables. Do you consider 4-heatpipe and 6-heatpipe coolers to be in a separate performance category? I'm curious because I noticed that my 6-pipe Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme Rev.C performs similar to my ...
by Rebellious
Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: ASUS GeForce GTX 680 DirectCU II OC
Replies: 18
Views: 10640

Re: ASUS GeForce GTX 680 DirectCU II OC

How come GPU heatsinks go directly on the die, whereas CPUs have a IHS ??
by Rebellious
Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:24 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 3770K IHS removal and results
Replies: 66
Views: 115398

Re: 3770K IHS removal and results

TIM alone cannot account for 12C temp reduction, there's something else at play here. I've seen TIM product comparisons and the difference is about 1 degree.
by Rebellious
Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How to stop hard disk clicking in Windows
Replies: 5
Views: 5010

Re: How to stop hard disk clicking in Windows

If you're running any software (eg, SpeedFan, AIDA) that monitors the disk temperature (via SMART), it will spin up the disks even when they are idle. I tried several times to get XP to spin down my idle disks, and eventually gave up. In my situation, it was best to let them spin all the time. Than...
by Rebellious
Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How to stop hard disk clicking in Windows
Replies: 5
Views: 5010

How to stop hard disk clicking in Windows

I have several new 2.5" 500GB Hitachi HTS725050A7E630 and HTS727550A9E364. They make the "clink" parking noise, in XP they do it constantly, in Win7 less so but it's still very annoying. In Linux they don't do it at all . Something in the Windows OS keeps accessing the disks even when they're idle, ...
by Rebellious
Thu May 31, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus P8Z77-V Pro: Xpert Fan Control for LGA1155
Replies: 79
Views: 118574

Re: Asus P8Z77-V Pro: Xpert Fan Control for LGA1155

Is the USB 3.0 BIOS-bootable? Can you boot & run an OS from a USB3 flash drive?
by Rebellious
Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:09 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What's the difference between these two Hitachis?
Replies: 12
Views: 3969

Re: What's the difference between these two Hitachis?

Your link states: "The hard drive did not meet the required number of samples needed to be charted." For all you know, you're going on a single report which could easily be bogus. Putting your speculations in bold doesn't make up for the lack of extraordinary evidence an extraordinary claim require...
by Rebellious
Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What's the difference between these two Hitachis?
Replies: 12
Views: 3969

Re: What’s the difference between these two Hitachis?

HFat wrote:You don't know for a fact that there any difference, do you?
According to this, the HTS725050A7E630 is much faster, but you might need a new mobo to support 6GB sec.

http://www.harddrivebenchmark.net/hdd_list.php
by Rebellious
Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What's the difference between these two Hitachis?
Replies: 12
Views: 3969

Re: What’s the difference between these two Hitachis?

rpsgc wrote:They are the same model. OEM vs Retail.
Thank you.

This one is much faster and newer? Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 HTS725050A7E630 (0J26005)
by Rebellious
Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:20 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What's the difference between these two Hitachis?
Replies: 12
Views: 3969

Re: What’s the difference between these two Hitachis?

Hitachi is still around :) Their latest 7K500 = HITACHI Travelstar H2IK5001672SP (0S02858) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145361 also marketed as: HD20500IDK/7K 0S00157 HTS725050A9A364 H2IK5001672SP 0S02858 What's the difference? The reason I'm asking is, as you can see fro...
by Rebellious
Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic SS-350TGM 80 Plus Gold TFX
Replies: 48
Views: 32146

Re: Seasonic SS-350TGM 80 Plus Gold TFX

Form factors info???? What adapter do you need to install this in a Lian Li PC-Q11 ?
by Rebellious
Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic X-400 Fanless PSU
Replies: 167
Views: 62005

Re: Seasonic X-400 Fanless PSU

I’ve noticed a difference between the new X-series (including X-650) and the older M12. Every time there is a momentary power outage the PCs with M12 keep working but the X-series reboot. Can anybody confirm that?