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by frenchie
Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: "In Forums" new look has negative effect on viewing habits
Replies: 13
Views: 11884

Re: "In Forums" new look has negative effect on viewing habi

Spoon Boy wrote:Yes same as Pappnaas seems to have stopped updating.
+1
by frenchie
Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Holy Cow! I hate Comcast
Replies: 14
Views: 7047

Re: Holy Cow! I hate Comcast

I'm had pretty much the same conversation with them :) We moved about 15 miles from where we lived before and had to change from COX (that worked well and always picked up the phone) to Comcast... Not only are they more expensive after the "great" 6 months deal, their internet offer doesn't include ...
by frenchie
Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Chalk up another win for corporations
Replies: 54
Views: 17584

Re: Chalk up another win for corporations

People die from the e. coli on organic food too. Did you know that organic fertilizer often contains e. coli whereas chemicals do not? Why does it contain e-coli ? Because you get it from animals that have e-coli (the ones that eat corn mostly) and the fertilizer (ie the manure) is not handled prop...
by frenchie
Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Super Efficient Cars [very large pictures]
Replies: 387
Views: 281107

Re: Super Efficient Cars [very large pictures]

You'd be better off taking the engine from a small trailer mounted generator of the type you often see used on building sites. I hadn't thought of that... I wonder how those things would do with a proper muffler... The image I have in my head of those engines (from when I worked on construction sit...
by frenchie
Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Near silent P280 White Window
Replies: 5
Views: 4331

Re: Near silent P280 White Window

Nice build !
by frenchie
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Super Efficient Cars [very large pictures]
Replies: 387
Views: 281107

Re: Super Efficient Cars [very large pictures]

The Smart ForTwo Diesel is pretty poor if you consider that while it may be fairly efficient, other, much larger cars can match this fuel efficiency whilst being more practical and substantially faster. 3.3l/100km is very good but not when you compare it to the BMW 320d Efficient Dynamics which mig...
by frenchie
Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Super Efficient Cars [very large pictures]
Replies: 387
Views: 281107

Re: Super Efficient Cars [very large pictures]

Hi Neil, out of curiosity, would it make any sense to use a small gas engine, maybe a 0.8 liter engine (or smaller ?) would do it, running at it's most efficient rpm, to run an alternator to charge the batteries (constant rpm, no need for a transmission) ? The Smart Fortwo has a 0.8 L cdi engine tha...
by frenchie
Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Chalk up another win for corporations
Replies: 54
Views: 17584

Re: Chalk up another win for corporations

Factory farming is NOT necessary. This is a fraud invented by Monsanto and their friends to justify selling their crap,and forcing people who don't want any of it to buy it anyways ! And then they can use all the money that they have to bribe lawmakers into passing laws that suit them. fyi : http://...
by frenchie
Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:26 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Humming pulsating sound, suspecting fan grills.
Replies: 13
Views: 16261

Re: Humming pulsating sound, suspecting fan grills.

Hi, don't you wish you had a loud computer ? That would explain the noise !! :mrgreen: just kidding... Yes, it's possible. Turn off the computer and listen to what happens. You could also move the case to the other side of the desk if it's possible, and listen... Think about where you are when using...
by frenchie
Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:19 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fractal Design Node 605 HTPC Style Case
Replies: 8
Views: 5920

Re: Fractal Design Node 605 HTPC Style Case

Thanks for the review !

my 2 cents : replace the pci slot covers with an exhaust 92mm fan :)
by frenchie
Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Mysterious electric hum...
Replies: 8
Views: 3744

Re: Mysterious electric hum...

It tends to be a certain combination of motherboard and/or gpu and/or psu that causes the noise. It's hard to figure out exactly what is causing it. In your case, the motherboard is the only other possibility I can think about since the noise is still there with all the other stuff removed. On one o...
by frenchie
Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Mysterious electric hum...
Replies: 8
Views: 3744

Re: Mysterious electric hum...

Coils usually, probably in the power circuitry somewhere... (those black cubes around your cpu socket)
by frenchie
Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Mysterious electric hum...
Replies: 8
Views: 3744

Re: Mysterious electric hum...

Since it's not the gpu, or the psu, or the hard drive, the only thing left in the case is the motherboard... :roll:
You could try an rma if it is still under warranty, and see what happens with the replacement.
by frenchie
Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Mysterious electric hum...
Replies: 8
Views: 3744

Re: Mysterious electric hum...

Hi, Welcome to SPCR ! Have you tried the tube method ? Take a tube (the cardboard inside of a roll of paper towel works great), put your ear at one end and move the other end around the open case. It should help you pin point where the noise is coming from. It is strange you still hear something whe...
by frenchie
Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:11 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: New Prolimatech USV 140MM Ultra Slim Fan
Replies: 3
Views: 2980

Re: New Prolimatech USV 140MM Ultra Slim Fan

Copyright wrote:18dba, 1000rpm and it puts out 98cfm???? I find that hard to beleive
+1
by frenchie
Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:28 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building HTPC - Would appreciate feedback on parts
Replies: 7
Views: 2261

Re: Building HTPC - Would appreciate feedback on parts

Stock cooler might work. Try it out and see if you're happy with it. Boot with just the psu, cpu, ram and one ssd connected to the mobo (to keep other noises to a minimum), and see what the noise is like (use the computer like you would in real life, playing videos, some basic games...). If it's alr...
by frenchie
Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: does thermal paste/grease ever "expire"?
Replies: 11
Views: 7661

Re: does thermal paste/grease ever "expire"?

OT; but does mayo go bad when used as thermal grease? http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermal-Compound-Roundup-January-2012/1468/5 They should include the environmental impact... It's kind of funny to think that there are companies that would be better off giving you a jar of mayo rather tha...
by frenchie
Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:26 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building HTPC - Would appreciate feedback on parts
Replies: 7
Views: 2261

Re: Building HTPC - Would appreciate feedback on parts

Welcome to SPCR ! I have no experience with the PSU you're suggesting, but it's overly powerful for your system (I'm guessing you'll be using below 80 watts under artificial load), and is not on the editor's choice list (for 100 euros, I would pick something else). Get a non stock cpu cooler, any o...
by frenchie
Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How do i get someone into smartphones?
Replies: 11
Views: 3824

Re: How do i get someone into smartphones?

Phone plans are super expensive in the US with the major carriers (Verizon), especially for simple plans (few minutes, and few texts). Next month, my 2 years contract with VZ is over and I'll be switching to Page Plus : same network, but $12 a month for 250 minutes and 250 texts, same for my wife (t...
by frenchie
Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Enermax Heatguard feature noise?
Replies: 8
Views: 1956

Re: Enermax Heatguard feature noise?

gimmick +1
by frenchie
Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice for system components
Replies: 5
Views: 1374

Re: Advice for system components

Hi, IMO, you have way too many fans for a system that will be using around 100 watts. Try one exhaust fan first (at 6V I'd say), and see what your temps and noise are like. To give you an idea, I have a system that pulls around 330 Watts 24/7 and it runs perfectly fine with only one 120mm Nexus fan ...
by frenchie
Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Uninstaller issue
Replies: 3
Views: 9438

Re: Uninstaller issue

Strange ! Never had it happen to me... It's a pretty bad bug it seems. You should report it on the f@h forums so that they can look into it.
I've never had problems with the client, but the drivers seem to be a gamble...
by frenchie
Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:06 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: SPCR-inspired quiet gaming rig
Replies: 67
Views: 32364

Re: SPCR-inspired quiet gaming rig

Hello, Have you tried running the Macho without a fan ? If it were me, I'd get rid of the fan on the macho, and block all the empty vented pci slots, pipe holes... how much air is coming out of your back fan ? It should be quite a bit given how much heat is generated on full load... Finally, if noth...
by frenchie
Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ferrite chokes on monitor cables....an informal poll
Replies: 6
Views: 3221

Re: ferrite chokes on monitor cables....an informal poll

Just saw this thread. On my Samsung TV, the ferrite cores came not attached to the cable, in a separate little bag with instruction on how to attach them.
by frenchie
Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Welcome new members
Replies: 561
Views: 451864

Re: Welcome new members

Welcome Das_Saunamies !!!! :D
by frenchie
Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Near-Silent mITX SG07 w/ Acoustipack, HR-02, GUP Smart Drive
Replies: 13
Views: 14115

Re: Near-Silent mITX SG07 w/ Acoustipack, HR-02, GUP Smart D

Lots of stuff in there !! Nice build :)
by frenchie
Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: mobo stolen from porch.
Replies: 26
Views: 9273

Re: mobo stolen from porch.

Once in a while, the UPS man will hide the package under the front door mat. So it looks like the mat is sitting on a cardboard box... :roll:
by frenchie
Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 88533

Re: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.

Another sad day... as usual, nothing is going to change.
by frenchie
Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:53 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Power Lost - A Better Way to Compare PSU Efficiency
Replies: 15
Views: 15374

Re: Power Lost - A Better Way to Compare PSU Efficiency

This is impressive, thanks CA_Steve !!
I noticed that the power lost goes down at lower loads for some PSUs (X400 for example, 19W at 150W and 16W at 200W). Is this still withing the margin of error or is there a logical explanation ? Just wondering...