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by K.Murx
Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:20 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Replacing loud fan of HD 4670
Replies: 12
Views: 3217

Hey I'm in the same boat as OP with an ATI 4850. That Accelero L2 Pro sounds pretty sweet: any idea when it will hit the market? I found a random website that said June 09, but I guess it got pushed back? I would like to know that myself. But as they are handing out review samples, I guess it can't...
by K.Murx
Tue Jul 21, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Accelero L2 Pro - $15 silent cooling for TDP <100-150W
Replies: 5
Views: 5218

psiu wrote:Google Translate is hilarious by the way. That's my main observation.
If you have any questions, I would be happy to assist (German is my native language)...
by K.Murx
Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:56 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: My HD4670 with VF-900 and RAM sinks
Replies: 9
Views: 8598

Re: My HD4670 with VF-900 and RAM sinks

I came back to spots and graphical corruption all over the desktop, although it hadn’t crashed. On rebooting I got corruption in the BIOS and desktop and any 3D app would crash very quickly. After checking various connections, things etc I decided I’d toasted the card and got out the credit car...
by K.Murx
Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: System & audio setup/parts advice needed
Replies: 10
Views: 4711

Re: Update

@Rogue I have since bought the system (Ph X3 720, HD 4770, ...), but thank you anyway. As I wanted a modular power supply, I went with a HX 520 which I got for $70 after MiR - not too bad. [grammar nitpick]: It is laid, not layed. The latter is too close to flayed for comfort, because we all want to...
by K.Murx
Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:08 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Replacing loud fan of HD 4670
Replies: 12
Views: 3217

If you are not in a hurry, the soon to be released Accelero L2 Pro would be an option. It's $15, compatible your card and supposed to be silent.
Sure, technically it is overkill for your card, but hey, it's only $15, inclluding a silent fan.
by K.Murx
Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Accelero L2 Pro - $15 silent cooling for TDP <100-150W
Replies: 5
Views: 5218

Accelero L2 Pro - $15 silent cooling for TDP <100-150W

Hello everybody, a review for the Accelero L2 Pro is out. Just the bare bones: Compatible to almost any GPU with a TDP <100-150W, including the 4770 9.5 dbA @ 1m in idle [*] 10.9 dbA @ 1m under Furmark load on a 4770. and that is with the included Fan. Pricepoint? $15! Comes with Ramsinks, too. I wa...
by K.Murx
Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:58 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Mugen-2 CPU Cooler
Replies: 64
Views: 25452

Re: Slight error

Vibrator wrote: The Mugen 2 is actually $3 cheaper than the Xigmatek lol
*checks*
Seems like newegg has been ramping up the prices on the Xigmateks lately - when I bought my 1284EE about 2 months back, it was $5 cheaper. Might be due to exchange rate fluctuations (Xigmatek's taiwanese, right?).
by K.Murx
Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:34 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: another silencing the beast
Replies: 7
Views: 1622

The Prolimatech is not compatible to the AM3 socket as far as I know.
The HR01+ is a good choice, see also the list of recommended CPU coolers on the main site.
Other optionsare the Xigmatek (1283 or 1284EE) or the recently reviewed Mugen-2 with dual fans.
by K.Murx
Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Mugen-2 CPU Cooler
Replies: 64
Views: 25452

Slight error

The "Specifications" Table, Item "weight: 870 g, 30.7 lb Now that's one badass heatsink :lol: [Linux "units" says 870 g => 1.92 lb] Btw, in the conclusion it is argued that the mounting system is significantly more secure than the Xigmatek. Well, the Xigmatek is 385 g or almost one pound lighter tha...
by K.Murx
Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:01 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best option for quiet "high" end video card?
Replies: 8
Views: 2631

Have you considered crossfire 4770's? With good airflow around the cards (Antec 900 or something like that) it should be rather quiet...
by K.Murx
Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: If I don't play games, 3D card xp
Replies: 17
Views: 3710

dan wrote:i was thinking of having a ripped from a movie like star wars, and then reincode it to 320:240 300bps to play on a 3 inch screen
Well, have you tried doing that with your current system? How long does it take?
by K.Murx
Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: If I don't play games, 3D card xp
Replies: 17
Views: 3710

I would suggest that as long as you are not doing video editing several times a week, it is probably much more economical to simply leave your PC on overnight instead of rushing out to buy new hardware.

How long do the tasks you want to do take with your current system? And what CPU are you using?
by K.Murx
Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Optical drive won't premit system to boot?
Replies: 16
Views: 2315

Any of the following seems to have solved the problem: 1) using a new higher-quality SATA cable 2) switching to a different SATA port on the motherboard 3) giving HDD boot priority #1 . Is, by chance, the different SATA port on another SATA controller? Because there should be really no way that a d...
by K.Murx
Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silencing the beast - help needed
Replies: 7
Views: 1749

That Video card was good catch. Changing the power supply to smaller unit, dropping some memory DIMMS allows me to grab HD4850 and I'm still on my original budget. If it's no too late: You should also consider the 4770, which delivers essentially the same performance while drawing significantly les...
by K.Murx
Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: If I don't play games, 3D card xp
Replies: 17
Views: 3710

dan wrote:thanks yall

I do have a fanless 7600 nvidia card, and driver, does it run w/cuda and vlc or wm 11?
Forget about CUDA as long as you are not very heavily into video enconding. For playback (whether via VLC or WMP), your GPU is just fine.
by K.Murx
Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Recommendations for a "silent" Display Card
Replies: 5
Views: 2013

You might want to check out the Video Cards & Monitors forum.
E.gg:
viewtopic.php?p=470965
viewtopic.php?t=54493
by K.Murx
Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silencing the beast - help needed
Replies: 7
Views: 1749

Sorry, but that analogy for random acess times to memory is completely and utterly wrong. To quote Wikipedia Random-access memory (usually known by its acronym, RAM) is a form of computer data storage. (...) The word random thus refers to the fact that any piece of data can be returned in a constant...
by K.Murx
Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: best quiet video card?
Replies: 16
Views: 11477

Is that the same fan solution you have? I'll give it a day or so and see if there is consensus. Yes. For the time being, the only card that does not follow the standard layout is made by XFX - but they have some very small fan on there, and IIRC someone wrote this solution is noisy. Regarding the G...
by K.Murx
Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: best quiet video card?
Replies: 16
Views: 11477

Why are you considering the 3870? The 3870 is maybe 20% faster than a 4670. You are looking at the wrong generation of cards. With regards to the 4xxx-Generation, I am happy with my 4770 - it is reasonably fast (probably ~50% faster than a 3870), does not consume an inordinate amount of power and I ...
by K.Murx
Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec ISK-300 Mini-ITX Case
Replies: 86
Views: 61866

Looking at that hinged front door: Is it possible to open the door if you have a USB thumb drive inserted? Especially one of the thicker ones, like the Corsair Voyager series? It looks like the door almost overlaps the front connectors, which could be a nuisance. Oh, and I thought at first that your...
by K.Murx
Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:36 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: temps i7 920 with new cooler
Replies: 68
Views: 16313

Looking at alleycat's results begs the question:

Is TurboBoost enabled in this system?
As it seems to make quite a difference...
by K.Murx
Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: CNPS10X Extreme: Zalman's Extreme Makeover
Replies: 24
Views: 7287

(...) My hands on experience with two samples of the i7-920 convinces me that it does indeed pull something like 130W. Our Pentium D950, which we'd always thought was a 130W TDP unit, turns out to be a 95W part, and at full load, it pulls at most ~70W DC (...) That would explain this report where "...
by K.Murx
Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:45 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Point of View ION Atom 330 M/Board Review
Replies: 51
Views: 73718

Re: Point of View ION Atom 330 M/Board Review

So, your Desktop in "hibernation" takes 20W. Desktop with PSU switch "off" takes ~0W (so it is probably not the meter) The ITX-system "off" takes 18 W This is interesting. What happens if you don't hibernate but shut down you desktop? 20W or 0? Is there anything else running from the PSU? A monitor ...
by K.Murx
Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silencing a midrange P182 gaming rig
Replies: 17
Views: 2557

There are some reports that a i7 can not be cooled by a 1100 RPM Nexus fan. However I am not entirely convinced that there are no other factors at play that configuration. Anyway, in a year or two there might be more energy efficient quad cores. Even if not, the Slipstrams should be fine for case ai...
by K.Murx
Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:21 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: temps i7 920 with new cooler
Replies: 68
Views: 16313

Let me repeat my question: Are you sure that your heatsink works correctly? Does the heatsink get really hot under load?

Another point: You did not mention case temperatures. Are those all ok? Only 700 RPM case fans seems a little bit on the low side...
by K.Murx
Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Point of View ION Atom 330 M/Board Review
Replies: 51
Views: 73718

Re: Point of View ION Atom 330 M/Board Review

StartledPancake wrote: Yeah the off state power use seems to be correct, but then its the same for my desktop usings Windows 7 "Hibernate". That uses 20w as well, the only way to get it to use zero is to use the power switch on the PSU.
How do you measure power? This seems extremely odd.
by K.Murx
Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silencing a midrange P182 gaming rig
Replies: 17
Views: 2557

Your cooling is not overkill, it is mutually assured destruction.
You have about 15-20C headroom. So just get rid of those fans.
by K.Murx
Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silencing a midrange P182 gaming rig
Replies: 17
Views: 2557

Could you post your current temperatures? Anyway, you have a 65W DualCore, and a 30W graphics card. I am running a 95W Ph II and a 60W graphics card with three SlipStream1200s and the graphic card's stock fan with the fans usually at 800 RPM unless it's 35C Room temperature again - so your system sh...
by K.Murx
Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: temps i7 920 with new cooler
Replies: 68
Views: 16313

You could try to measure the temperature of your heatsink under load.
There might be a contact problem/broken heatpipe/...
by K.Murx
Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silencing a midrange P182 gaming rig
Replies: 17
Views: 2557

Any reason to use the 800 RPM slipstream instead of 1200? Fan roundup 5 says they both drop under 18 dBa at 5V, and it's got better airflow at their ambient noise level. None that I know of - I would have recommended the 1200s, too. More headroom when needed is always nice - and as you have a fan c...