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by miker
Sat Nov 15, 2003 9:19 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Super LANBOY
Replies: 39
Views: 12497

Is it just me, or does that case look really *long*, like from front to back. It looks really big on the inside.
by miker
Fri Nov 14, 2003 12:04 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Fanless motherboard for Athlon XP 2500 Barton?
Replies: 28
Views: 7963

I was under the impression that the fact that a HS does not get hot usually means it is not getting proper contact with the chip. The passive sink on my A7N8X (stock sink) gets pretty friggin hot even at 166, and I always take that as "Hey, its doing its job, getting the heat off the chip and into t...
by miker
Fri Nov 14, 2003 6:00 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Ralf Hutter's P4C Quiet Rig
Replies: 180
Views: 204090

The OEM panaflo is rated to 0.2A; the retail one at 0.24A - this suggests that the OEM is a less powerful version. Maybe the blade design makes up for it but I doubt it. The OEM version probably has an inferior airflow. That's kind of a rash statement based simply on the Amperage and no practical k...
by miker
Fri Nov 14, 2003 5:35 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P160
Replies: 172
Views: 85305

Anyone that likes that case has tapioca for brains! :D ;) In Homer-voice: Mmmm , tapioca...... *Drool* MikeR... No need for insults... Your *opinion* is that you do not like this case, which is perfectly fine. But you have no right to insult those that do like it. So CORK it! Uhh whatever. Way to r...
by miker
Thu Nov 13, 2003 11:06 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P160
Replies: 172
Views: 85305

Anyone that likes that case has tapioca for brains! :D ;)

In Homer-voice: Mmmm , tapioca...... *Drool*
by miker
Thu Nov 13, 2003 8:37 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: creative slix pc
Replies: 2
Views: 4107

Here's another link: LINK How does the Creative Slix relate to the SS51? The Creative Slix is a Home Theater PC marketed by Creative Labs. The device is near identical to the Shuttle SS51 with the exception of the front face-plate which features Creative Slix branding, and a clear color. More inform...
by miker
Thu Nov 13, 2003 8:06 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: creative slix pc
Replies: 2
Views: 4107

uhh, link? Pic? description? I know I can google search for it, but geez.

EDIT: Here's the link: http://www.slixpc.com/

Looks like a Shuttle XPC to me. That heatpipe is cool, but it is generally considered here that the PSU fan is way too loud and not replaceable.
by miker
Thu Nov 13, 2003 5:26 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P160
Replies: 172
Views: 85305

Maybe they will stock it at best buy, so we can all take a "real" look at it.
by miker
Thu Nov 06, 2003 4:06 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Input/clarification on Dynamat?
Replies: 4
Views: 1601

I certainly wouldn't remove the Dynamat. It definitely isn't *causing* noise or any other harm, other than tons of weight. Maybe a layer of paxmate on Dynamat would make an effective barrier. Paxmate is really cheap.
by miker
Thu Nov 06, 2003 1:37 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Input/clarification on Dynamat?
Replies: 4
Views: 1601

Basically that is what the Acoustipack product is. A heavy layer on bottom, with a couple different softer layers to take out the other end of the spectrum. Really any solution will have to cover the spectrum to be completely effective.
by miker
Tue Nov 04, 2003 1:31 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fan isolators worth it?
Replies: 22
Views: 5629

Will these things hold a wire fan grill in place along with the fan? Not by themselves. You have to modify them by drilling a small hole in them and using a small self-tapping screw and a flat washer to screw the fan guard onto the isolators. It's a pain in the butt. I used mine to hold a wire fan ...
by miker
Tue Nov 04, 2003 1:21 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Here's my plan, it is based upon ECE4252, need your advise
Replies: 64
Views: 43471

I bought the -AB for my father-in-law and I distinctly remember it having front USB ports.
by miker
Tue Nov 04, 2003 11:56 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Join the SPCR Folding@Home effort
Replies: 436
Views: 171564

Yeah it works with every version of FAH, as long as you can type in a path to the log file, its good to go.
by miker
Tue Nov 04, 2003 11:15 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: How silent is your modded pc?
Replies: 32
Views: 6978

Less than a meter for me. Probably the loudest thing now is the Hydor L20 pump, sitting on foam. And that's pretty quiet. Also the sound of the 120mm pushing air across the radiator is a little bit.
by miker
Sat Nov 01, 2003 5:05 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR is yellow!
Replies: 8
Views: 3231

Only difference in the 3.25 is the _forceasm flag sticks for all WU's, used to only work on the first one since program start
by miker
Fri Oct 31, 2003 1:18 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Threat of Slo-Tech and the future
Replies: 30
Views: 11125

Re: Slo-Tech may not pass us at all......

DryFire wrote:
Buddabing wrote: Ramp! Borg! Use -forceasm and -advmethods!

Buddabing
and how exactly do you use -foreasm and -advmethods?
IF you use the graphical program, edit the "target" or path for the shortcut and make it look like so:

Code: Select all

"C:\Program Files\Folding@Home\winfah.exe" -local -forceasm -advmethods
by miker
Fri Oct 31, 2003 12:46 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Sonata - Quiet? What a joke....
Replies: 43
Views: 10413

Well it had to happen. Its hard to be the biggest computer maker in the US and have the best service. I think they are mutually exclusive.
by miker
Fri Oct 31, 2003 12:21 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Sonata - Quiet? What a joke....
Replies: 43
Views: 10413

... and if you check the Dell forums you will see I'm not alone on this. LOL, I just went over to the Dell forums and did a highly scientific, empirical study. I typed in the word loud and hit search . 7,452 posts have been logged in the Dell forums that have the word loud in the topic. In the topi...
by miker
Fri Oct 31, 2003 12:09 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Threat of Slo-Tech and the future
Replies: 30
Views: 11125

Yeah, that's kind of weird. A couple of the PC's here on the network get a little hung up on the firewall. They still send their units in, and I know I get credit for them, but they don't get deleted from the queue.dat file. Not all of them do this, obviously. Its some kind of 2-way communication pr...
by miker
Fri Oct 31, 2003 11:08 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Threat of Slo-Tech and the future
Replies: 30
Views: 11125

Here's what folding power looks like:

All gromacs, baby.

Image
by miker
Fri Oct 31, 2003 7:24 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: How do I get the Sonata open?
Replies: 19
Views: 4000

If you use Nero, I think you can set the CD-R not to eject when finished.
by miker
Fri Oct 31, 2003 5:59 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: How do I get the Sonata open?
Replies: 19
Views: 4000

I put the LED's on my Rheobus, then dimmed it down to 3-4V. Just a little light now :)

FUll blast, those things are blinding. Plus, my office is off my bedroom, and I would get this scary glow from there at night when I leave my PC on.
by miker
Fri Oct 31, 2003 5:57 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Strange PC Improvement since Folding
Replies: 4
Views: 2134

Maybe it keeps the processor too busy to fux up the mouse :)
by miker
Thu Oct 30, 2003 10:37 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Do SLK3700 AMB/BQE have Air Filters?
Replies: 11
Views: 2471

mrzed wrote:I used the same method as Ralf, but I taped a dryer sheet across the opening instead of just blocking it off. (no pics sorry)
I bet its "April Fresh"!
by miker
Thu Oct 30, 2003 10:35 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I might buy a 3700BQE soon to Watercool
Replies: 40
Views: 9785

miker: i see you have an asetek waterchill system - I'm about to buy one but i'm planning on fitting it to an abit nf7-s instead of an asus a7n8x (because it's cheaper) - however i heard that the standard cpu waterblock (like the one in your pictures above) won't fit on an nf7-s, and a different mo...
by miker
Wed Oct 29, 2003 6:10 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Silencing an Asus 5200 FX videosuite
Replies: 11
Views: 2409

I would say the NB32J would be better. I think the NB47J was trimmed a little to help it fit better on some mobos.
by miker
Wed Oct 29, 2003 4:55 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung shocker!
Replies: 49
Views: 8927

Some of those HDD magnets, especially the older ones, are freakishly strong. You could use one to attach your cat to the fridge :) You make that statement with an uncomfortable amount of conviction. Hmmm....just what makes you so sure of that miker?? http://www.burnatonce.com/forums/html/emoticons/...
by miker
Tue Oct 28, 2003 1:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I might buy a 3700BQE soon to Watercool
Replies: 40
Views: 9785

Yep, 3/8" ID Tygon. Yeah, it's cramped alright. I don't really leave the side off, so I couldn't care less ;)

I do intend to go back in and shorten the longer tubes. Some are just long cuase I was paranoid about filling it while in the case....
by miker
Tue Oct 28, 2003 11:50 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR is yellow!
Replies: 8
Views: 3231

Gromacs are the newer WU's that use the enhanced SSE instructions for the PII, P4, and Athlon procs. Tinkers don't use as many optimizations, and tend to be slower and many less points/hour. One interesting thing I found is that the points are calculated by how long it takes a Celeron 400(i think?) ...
by miker
Tue Oct 28, 2003 11:34 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR is yellow!
Replies: 8
Views: 3231

Well I can attest that 2 days ago I was processing 13 tinkers and 1 Gromacs WU, now I am processing 13 Gromacs and 1 tinker.