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by Techno Pride
Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How many HDs do you use?
Replies: 39
Views: 15938

OS - Samsung P80 160gb
Data - Seagate BarracudaIV 80gb

my drives are too old and slow :cry:
by Techno Pride
Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:02 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: bad Ninja Plus RevB AM2 mounting?
Replies: 15
Views: 4572

hi, I'm using AbitEQ utility and Core Temp to read the temps. Both give the same readings. I've tried removing the side panel. The temperature does drop from 57C to 55C. The only "mod" i did to the Sonata is to remove the front filter. I've 2 HDDs mounted in front. Anyway, I've removed the Ninja to ...
by Techno Pride
Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:16 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: abit NF-M2 nView
Replies: 282
Views: 199399

techno, u may need to dl driver hi MC, thanks. I've already installed the driver, but forgot to update the previous post. It was the ABIT EQ utility that prevented CnQ from kicking in. Anyway, I disabled CnQ because it messed with my undervolt. btw, i've noticed that the fw1394 header is in a bad p...
by Techno Pride
Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:41 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: abit NF-M2 nView
Replies: 282
Views: 199399

wussboy wrote: How did you get the board to undervolt? I was under the impression this was impossible.
If you're running Windows, CrystalCPUID is your best friend. :lol:
by Techno Pride
Thu Mar 08, 2007 5:46 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: bad Ninja Plus RevB AM2 mounting?
Replies: 15
Views: 4572

bad Ninja Plus RevB AM2 mounting?

Hi, I've just gotten a new AM2 system plus the Ninja. My previous setup was a SocketA mobo with the Zalman 7000A. I can't help but notice the dumb installation method on the AM2 system. When you hook one side of the clip, the ninja will lean over to that side until you secure the other side. Will th...
by Techno Pride
Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:47 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Need inputs on cheap FSP Fortron/Sparkle PSU
Replies: 6
Views: 3361

P3-1GHz? It's a processor that runs off the +5v line, right?

That means the FSPxxx-60THN is out since it's made for +12v systems and the rails will go out of spec.
by Techno Pride
Tue Mar 06, 2007 6:20 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Heat/power - comparing 2 AMD processors
Replies: 7
Views: 3365

Not sure if it helps, but my x2-3600+ (windsor, 65w EE, 2.0ghz, 2x256) can be undervolted to 1.1v.
by Techno Pride
Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:05 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Recommended Motherboards: From a Silence Perspective 1.1
Replies: 163
Views: 217139

The Abit NF-M2 nView motherboard does not allow undervolting via BIOS. The lowest voltage is the processor's rated voltage. (1.25 for 65w EE)

However, CrystalCPUID works fine with it. The core temp drops when i lower the vcore.
by Techno Pride
Sun Mar 04, 2007 5:02 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: abit NF-M2 nView
Replies: 282
Views: 199399

I just got this mobo together with the X2 3600+ (2ghz, 2x256kb). Startup voltage is 1.25v. I'm trying Prime95 with the new setup at 2GHz, 1.15v. :lol: btw, I've noticed that the DVI out from the motherboard isn't exactly stellar. Output from my previous AGP gf6600 seems to be better. EDIT: I have se...
by Techno Pride
Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:54 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: EVGA refuses to offer warranty replacement on video card
Replies: 49
Views: 17551

I really need to look through the evga thread again But from first glance, it would appear that the warranty terms and conditions didn't *clearly and explicitly* declare that cards from auction sites would not be serviced?

It probably sucks, but it's a loophole in the T&C.
by Techno Pride
Sat Jan 20, 2007 6:55 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Updated Heatsink Test Bed and Methodology
Replies: 51
Views: 43841

isn't the Nexus 92mm 1500rpm at full blast?

the article states 1380rpm, which I believe is incorrect.
by Techno Pride
Sun Jan 14, 2007 1:58 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: quietest CD and DVD writer
Replies: 26
Views: 12977

I like the 18x LG H42N.

It goes down to 2x read speed with DriveSpeed and is practically silent.

I used to have a Liteon 160P6S that made terrible screeching noises when the read speed is lowered.
by Techno Pride
Wed Nov 22, 2006 4:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is your MS Intellimouse Explorer scroll wheel really loud?
Replies: 7
Views: 4760

is it the new "gaming" version of the Intellimouse Explorer 3?

I believe the previous generation scroll wheel are all like that.
by Techno Pride
Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:45 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Silent cooling for 6600 (not GT)
Replies: 4
Views: 1661

the 6600 runs pretty cool.

You can try a Zalman ZM80HP A/D (fits AGP with some creativity) or the Aerocool VM101.
by Techno Pride
Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:30 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 477
Views: 655138

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btw, as with the wired Comfort Curve 2000, it has that annoying (noisy) spacebar, but the rest of the keys are cool.

The Wireless Optical Desktop 2000 comes with the same keyboard.
by Techno Pride
Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:23 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Pentium 3, Slot-1 type, fanless?
Replies: 12
Views: 5197

you can try a Zalman ZM-80HP or Coolermaster Coolviva.
by Techno Pride
Sat Oct 21, 2006 8:20 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Anyone still using Zalman's ZM80A-HP?
Replies: 5
Views: 2343

btw, the X1300/X1600/nv7300/7600 should be fine with that Zalman.

I don't know about the X1800 though.
by Techno Pride
Sat Oct 21, 2006 8:19 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Anyone still using Zalman's ZM80A-HP?
Replies: 5
Views: 2343

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The last time i checked, the load temp didn't go above 75C. Then again, my Sonata casing is stuffed of fresh airflow. You might do better with a P150/SOLO.
by Techno Pride
Fri Oct 20, 2006 11:39 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Anyone still using Zalman's ZM80A-HP?
Replies: 5
Views: 2343

I'm using it on an nv6600 overclocked to 400/600MHz.
by Techno Pride
Fri Oct 20, 2006 7:00 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 477
Views: 655138

I just bought one of these for a cheapo project I'm doing: heir clicken bitte chicken it's not too bad, especially for the money and ease of acquisition. I'd say it's roughly the same noisiness as the Ultra-X wireless (yes I did a side-by-side comparative test :)) but the quality of the sound is lo...
by Techno Pride
Wed Oct 18, 2006 5:32 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 477
Views: 655138

I bought a Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 3000 today

It's a wireless version of the Comfort Curve 2000 plus a 2 button mouse with tilt wheel.

Very very nice keyboard. Better and more quiet than my plasticky Logitech UltraFlat.

The "F Lock" thingy is highly annoying though.
by Techno Pride
Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:26 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 477
Views: 655138

not sure if anyone mentioned this...but there's a wireless version of the Comfort Curve 2000.

Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 2000
by Techno Pride
Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:13 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: be quiet! Dark Power Pro 430 PSU - first 240VAC test
Replies: 22
Views: 17790

i think that's a low speed Globe, not a medium speed as stated in the review.
by Techno Pride
Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:05 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Beware: there are two different Hitachi 7K80 HDDs!
Replies: 8
Views: 3655

my friend got an 80gb (8mb) ata100 drive.

the device manager states "<something>1680<something>"

this the good one?
by Techno Pride
Tue Aug 29, 2006 6:39 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Silent DVD drive
Replies: 47
Views: 53360

my Liteon 160P6S is more quiet than my LG H20L at 16x read speed.

However, the Liteon makes annoying mechanical grinding noises at low speeds.

DriveSpeed no workie with the LG :(
by Techno Pride
Wed Aug 23, 2006 6:18 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 5 volt rail at 4.65 volts; wtf?
Replies: 7
Views: 2281

If you can run Prime 95 for 24 hours without an error than don't worry about it. Who cares if it's the proper voltage so long as it works. I have doubts about the accuracy of the sensor. Check the voltage in Bios. I've been running my computer on a fanswapped Bluestorm for over a year. I've seen th...
by Techno Pride
Tue Aug 22, 2006 11:36 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 5 volt rail at 4.65 volts; wtf?
Replies: 7
Views: 2281

Re: 5 volt rail at 4.65 volts; wtf?

According to Speedfan, my 5 volt rail oscillates between 4.71 V and 4.65 V. The minimum recorded was 4.57 V, max 4.84 V, mean is 4.68 V. Seeing as the 5% tolerance limit would be 4.75 V, I'm kind of concerned. The 3.3 V and 12 V rails are within 3% of rated. The PSU is a mATX Seasonic SS-200SFD, fa...
by Techno Pride
Fri Aug 04, 2006 9:29 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: anyway to install a Zalman 7000A onto an Intel S775?
Replies: 0
Views: 813

anyway to install a Zalman 7000A onto an Intel S775?

This 7000A was designed for Sockets A, 754, 370 and 478.

I saw this Socket 775 Zalman adaptor for sale here in stores.

will i be able to install th 7000a on a Socket 775 with this?
by Techno Pride
Sat Jul 15, 2006 6:07 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung Spinpoint T - 300 & 400 GB
Replies: 74
Views: 65184

alfred wrote:Had my Samsung HD401LJ delivered this morning. Pics here http://idlenoise.ifrance.com/recordings/pictures/
I'm going to do a few noise recording tests and compare it with a SP2504C. Short performance tests too
is it just me or does the pcb look el'cheapo?
by Techno Pride
Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:41 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 – 750 GB
Replies: 26
Views: 17941

slightly off topic.

is it just me or id the SPCR front page and subsequent review pages bonked?

I am using FF 1.5.03 and there appears to be no formatting of any sort, even after disabling adblock.

They all display fine in IE6 though.