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by Techno Pride
Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "RAM Killing" Motherboards?
Replies: 6
Views: 2486

there were threads on xtremesystems about dead Micron DDR2 chips. http://www.google.com.sg/search?hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&hs=AU1&q=micron+d9+dying&btnG=Search&meta= It may or may not be representative of all Micron D9 chips out there. You might want to borr...
by Techno Pride
Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:58 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Awful motherboard software design and boxes:
Replies: 22
Views: 6291

the original poster was talking about software UI. As for the box design, it probably doesn't matter how ugly it is if you know what you're buying beforehand. If you're the type that walks into a B&M store without a clue what you're gonna buy, box design matters. Sure, brand X with ugly box may have...
by Techno Pride
Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:54 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive cooling for ye olde GeForce 256 DDR ? (pics)
Replies: 14
Views: 3857

I didn;t know those came with DVI connectors. My Creative Geforce 256 DDR had only 1 VGA port.

That said, those old Zalman or Coolermaster northbridge heatsinks are enough.
by Techno Pride
Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:15 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Tata "Nano" -- the $2,500 People's Car
Replies: 72
Views: 14790

I read in the local papers that Renault is working on a US$3000 car in response to this. If you're concerned about the safety of this $2500 Indian car, Renault is working on a better one.
by Techno Pride
Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:56 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Arctic Cooling Accelero S2 VGA Cooler
Replies: 33
Views: 46783

hi, are you sure it isnt a manufacturing defect? With regards to the bending of the heatsink. This sounds highly unusual.
This could be Arctic Cooling's way of sneaking in an extra bit of heat dissipation area.
by Techno Pride
Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Threads get always locked...
Replies: 97
Views: 16801

flamewar 101: whatever I say are facts. The other person is always passing off FUD as facts.

A piece of advice:
If you want to hurt another human being, you'd better make damn sure they're the same color as you are. :lol:
by Techno Pride
Tue Jan 01, 2008 9:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is AMD Doomed?
Replies: 62
Views: 16472

the mere fact that there're very few Phenom threads on SPCR after the official launch of Phenom is disturbing. Never mind the fact that Phenom doesn't work on 99% of AM2 motherboards out there, there hasnt been any Phenom undervolting posts yet! No one seems to have any idea whether the Phenom works...
by Techno Pride
Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:50 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Virtualisation support in Nvidia chipsets
Replies: 9
Views: 3711

Isn't this a feature of the processor instead of the mobo chipset? You just need an Athlon X2 or C2D 6xxx. Not too sure about mobile processors though. Yes, but it has to be enabled in the BIOS (much like Cool & Quiet needs to be enabled in the BIOS) i've enabled hardware virtualization in VirtualP...
by Techno Pride
Wed Dec 19, 2007 8:48 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Solo Project! [Pics]
Replies: 14
Views: 14043

If there're any cracks in the heatpipe, the gas will escape, rendering the heatpipe useless.

Considering that you don't have any temperature problems, it appears that you've done a great job hammering the pipes :lol:
by Techno Pride
Wed Dec 19, 2007 8:10 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Virtualisation support in Nvidia chipsets
Replies: 9
Views: 3711

Re: Virtualisation support in Nvidia chipsets

I'm looking to replace 2 machines with just one which runs Linux as host OS and Windows as a guest using virtualisation. For low power and good support in Linux, I'm looking at motherboards based on the Nividia 7050 chipset such as the TF7050-M2 from Biostar. Could anyone with a motherboard with th...
by Techno Pride
Wed Dec 19, 2007 8:08 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Turn One PC into Two w/free virtualization software
Replies: 25
Views: 35545

I know that a few of the site regulars that fold for the SPCR team are using VMware, as you can get more folding points running the 64-bit SMP Linux client on a virtual machine on windows than running the windows client. (There is no 64-bit Windows client available.) Which virtualization software s...
by Techno Pride
Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:03 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Black Beauty using Soldam ALCADIA ZR2000 SSV case
Replies: 12
Views: 11728

hiya, I can ony see ur Aego. What's this Chario speakers that you have
by Techno Pride
Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:04 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: NSK-2480 + Minja HTPC
Replies: 9
Views: 20605

Nice build. I have a kinda generic question for you - why did you go for a black DVD-RW instead of silver? Was it because it's difficult to get a silver drive that actually matches the colour of the 2480? Edit: One other thing - you mention a AMD A64 x2 3800+ Windsor, 65W, but the photo shows a 500...
by Techno Pride
Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:54 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Sweet Little Computer, upgraded with 8800GT
Replies: 31
Views: 18084

Hiya,

how is the Z4? Did you have the chance to compare it with other speakers?

many thanks.
by Techno Pride
Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:58 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quietest DVD burnerz
Replies: 20
Views: 9694

My experience with recent DVD burners. Level of vibration is determined by whether the noise is reduced when I press down on my Antec Sonata v1's front door. DW1655 - Noisy + whine at 16x read. Minimal vibration. LG H42N - Very Noisy at 16x read. No whine. Vibration very bad. Sony DRU830A - Noisy at...
by Techno Pride
Sun Nov 04, 2007 12:23 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting: how low can you go?
Replies: 234
Views: 213353

AMD Athlon X2 3600+ - Windsor (AM2) stock - 1.25V

Minimum: 1 GHz @ 0.900 V
Stock: 2.0 GHz @ 1.075v
by Techno Pride
Thu Nov 01, 2007 6:28 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: MikeC's cobbled-together backup PC
Replies: 8
Views: 13381

I've this fear about tape on/inside computers. Won't the heat cause the thing to end up in a sticky mess?
by Techno Pride
Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:14 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800GT
Replies: 119
Views: 62576

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from this picture, it appears that some chips on the right need cooling as well.
by Techno Pride
Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:15 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800 GT - all passive, fully clocked, sickness in a can
Replies: 43
Views: 34339

here;s another picture

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looks like we have a winner!

http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?optio ... &Itemid=34
by Techno Pride
Sat Oct 27, 2007 7:09 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800GT
Replies: 119
Views: 62576

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/1210/1 ... index.html

an default-overclocked MSI 8800GT consumed 10 more watts at load than the Palit 8800GTS. I've no idea whether the 8800GTS is overclocked or not.
by Techno Pride
Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:15 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Plextor PX-810SA - recommended
Replies: 5
Views: 2517

This Plextor is a Pioneer drive.
by Techno Pride
Sun Oct 21, 2007 4:01 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Good old P180 VGA airvents..airduct for 8800gt installed!
Replies: 13
Views: 8756

hiya, the heatsink says "silent-pipe", so where's the heatpipe? :?:
by Techno Pride
Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:56 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Neopower 650?
Replies: 5
Views: 3695

http://forums.hardwarezone.com/showthread.php?t=1741639

It has an 80mm fan, but not 80plus certified.
by Techno Pride
Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:11 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung SH-S203B 20x DVD±RW/RAM. Just get one.
Replies: 45
Views: 23159

model number for PATA is 202.
by Techno Pride
Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:56 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Interesting System Wattage Table
Replies: 20
Views: 5736

3DMarks 06 with TAT and HD Tach and he still thinks he needs to add 33% to the max load on a quality power supply? Didn't someone reveal the PCB on the Corsair HX620W is marked as a 700W or 750W part? The PCB may be labelled as such, but the components in the 620w PSU may not be able to handle a 70...
by Techno Pride
Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:08 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Bought a HR-03 for my X1950 Pro
Replies: 82
Views: 48585

this's not related to the HR03, but does anyone know if the 1950pro + 6pin PCIE connector fits into an Antec Sonata 1/2/3? Must the front 120mm fan be removed?

many thanks.
by Techno Pride
Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Desktop ScreenShots
Replies: 91
Views: 37634

Ubuntu 7.10 inside Virtual PC 2007.

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Windows XP running Virtual PC.

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by Techno Pride
Sat Jul 14, 2007 10:52 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Understanding Motherboard RAM Options
Replies: 23
Views: 9541

The Asus M2NPV-VM has only 2 settings for ram voltage. Auto and 1.9v. You may have problems running some rams at DDR800.

I needed 2.0v to get 2x1GB Kingston DDR667 (Hynix FP-Y5) to DDR800. My board's an NF-M2 nview.

Your mileage may vary.
by Techno Pride
Sun Jul 08, 2007 3:16 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: I bought the FSP Zen, but the motherboard doesn't turn on
Replies: 10
Views: 5546

What Bluefront said, and probably a bad PSU too. In any case, the Zen300 is a bad choice for that setup, since the motherboard draws +5v for the processor. The voltage regulation on recent PSUs favour heavy +12v loads. For that AXP setup, the +5v rail voltage will be too low, and the +12v rail too h...
by Techno Pride
Sun Jun 24, 2007 2:36 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Cooling strategy for your AMD C'n'Q CPU ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3399

I'm using RMClock for my X2-3600+ (Windsor 90nm)

Idle 1GHz/0.9v
Load 2GHz/1.075v

Passive Ninja, ducted to rear Yate Loon D12SL-12 @ 6v.