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by Techno Pride
Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:23 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Article on PSU size & overkill; irresponsible journalism
Replies: 137
Views: 75083

jonnyguru: give it one year, it won't last that long.

bush: give me one year, osama can't stay hidden for long...

hehe couldn't resist. :lol:
by Techno Pride
Fri Jun 08, 2007 6:24 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: C2D E6600 idling at 44C is that about right
Replies: 24
Views: 8850

falcon26 wrote:My average room temp is about 72C So I guess my temps are about average than...
shouldn't you be dead by now? :lol:
by Techno Pride
Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:39 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sonata I and extreme height heatsinks, do they fit??
Replies: 2
Views: 1533

those tower heatsinks will work. But the Sonata has crappy intake airflow anyway. I'm not sure if it'd be a good idea to have a hot quadcore processor in there.
by Techno Pride
Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:05 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Any experience with Gigabyte 8600GTS SilentPipe 3?
Replies: 16
Views: 6210

why not an XFX 7950GT.
by Techno Pride
Sun Jun 03, 2007 5:19 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: abit NF-M2 nView
Replies: 282
Views: 199622

The Scythe Ninja Rev B blocks off the 1st ram slot. I can jam the module in, but the system cannot POST.

sucks.
by Techno Pride
Sat Jun 02, 2007 2:31 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus GeForce 7600GT Silent in my Sonata 2 case?
Replies: 2
Views: 1253

yes it will.
by Techno Pride
Wed May 30, 2007 8:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: power from the wall seems to be 'dirty' at night
Replies: 4
Views: 2134

power from the wall seems to be 'dirty' at night

hi all i've this problem with my computer that seems to surface only at night. The audio crackles and pops. I'm guessing it's because there're more people home at night, thus the usage of more electrical devices in the house. In the day, sound is silky smooth and perfect. I have this problem with bo...
by Techno Pride
Mon May 14, 2007 5:35 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Silent 8600GTS announced
Replies: 42
Views: 21517

btw, the Gigabyte 8600GTS w/ SilentPipe3 does NOT require external power. Completely powered through the PCIe slot.

http://www.hardwarezone.com/articles/vi ... cid=3&pg=4
by Techno Pride
Thu May 10, 2007 7:07 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte 8500GT Fanless
Replies: 24
Views: 25219

just got this Asus 8500GT silent. 1 solid capacitor, 3 Nichicon caps and 1 other japanese cap (can't remember the brand, but pretty sure it's japanese) I like the look of this card better than Gigabyte's, but I find the lack of HDCP support disappointing. It's a technology that I hate, but I'd rath...
by Techno Pride
Thu May 10, 2007 5:43 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte 8500GT Fanless
Replies: 24
Views: 25219

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just got this Asus 8500GT silent. 1 solid capacitor, 3 Nichicon caps and 1 other japanese cap (can't remember the brand, but pretty sure it's japanese)
by Techno Pride
Fri May 04, 2007 4:23 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AM2 motherboard dilema
Replies: 9
Views: 4106

Try the Biostar mATX motherboards based on the ATI 690G or NV 7050.

I personally have the Abit NF-M2 nView, and that's because the newer chipsets weren't out yet...and i personally like the Rubycon caps. but that's just me :lol:
by Techno Pride
Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:02 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Low power system not booting with high efficiency PSU?!
Replies: 84
Views: 126643

Re: old topic, unfortunately still a problem...

I replaced with another, less efficient FSP power supply and the system works like a charm. However, my wattage at idle jumps from 41W with the 80 PLUS ENP3150 to 47W with the other power supply (just checked - it's 400W so that explains some of the increase). I can't believe this problem still exi...
by Techno Pride
Sun Apr 29, 2007 6:18 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec Earth Watts: Green Computing Hits the Big Time
Replies: 22
Views: 26121

i'm surprised at the lack of interest in this psu. Is it because the thing looks like a SmartPower?

Smartpower = budget psu = crap??
by Techno Pride
Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:28 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: MSI's passive 8600GTS
Replies: 17
Views: 12405

is that PCI-E slot the uppermost slot? I'm interested to know if that MSI card and a Scythe Ninja will fit together
by Techno Pride
Thu Apr 19, 2007 12:59 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P180 / 182 SE "Warranty Build" -No part mods- Sile
Replies: 29
Views: 21762

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Does the X2 block off both the PCI-E 1x and PCI slots? Meaning, will a PCI card fit into the 1st PCI slot?
by Techno Pride
Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:40 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Silent 8600GTS announced
Replies: 42
Views: 21517

here, the 8600GT costs the same as a 7900GS. Unless you really need PurevideoHD, 7900GS is a better choice.
by Techno Pride
Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:32 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI's answer to NVidia 8800: R600
Replies: 87
Views: 43402

Since Nvidia is rel. 8900 and 8900GX2, this R600 is meaningless to them pffft good one brains the r600 will trounce the 8900 series too do your homework also r600 will have 64 x4 = 256 unfied shaders the 8900 only 128, i wouldnt be suprised if the r600 slashes over the 8950x2 either r600 is 512bit,...
by Techno Pride
Sun Apr 15, 2007 12:09 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: CrystalCPUID: User Configurable Cool 'n' Quiet
Replies: 106
Views: 87227

Not sure if anyone has mentioned this... I noticed something with my X2-3600+ and the AMD K8 driver. Without the driver installed and CnQ set to disabled, the CPU idled at 53C. With the driver installed, the processor idled at 43C. Scythe Ninja passive. I've checked the clockspeed and voltage, and t...
by Techno Pride
Sat Apr 07, 2007 8:10 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much will a 300w power supply run?
Replies: 284
Views: 619068

Everytime I read this thread the overclockers on other forums piss me off more and more. Its gotten even worse now, everyone is recommeneding at least a 450w power supply for an average (fairly high end) gaming system. I always say, just get a decent 300w and youll be fine and I get my head chewed ...
by Techno Pride
Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How to make me angry
Replies: 25
Views: 7827

computer hardware experts recommending 600w PSUs for a typical Core2Duo + nvidia XXXX GT setup. (those 2 components don't even break 200watts!)

And hardware distributors refusing to bring in Antec/Seasonic 380watts because of lower margin and lower demand compared to 430w versions.
by Techno Pride
Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:13 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much will a 300w power supply run?
Replies: 284
Views: 619068

Fortron Bluestorm FSP350-THN-P fanswapped AMD Athlon64 X2 3600+ (Windsor, 10x210MHz, 1.075v) Abit NF-M2 nView (integrated GF6150) 2 x 1GB Kingston ValueRAM DDR2-667 (350MHz, 1.9v) LG GSA-H42N DVDRAM, BenQ DW1655 DVDRW Seagate BIV 80gb, Samsung P80 160GB (2x Abit Serillel 2 convertors) SB Audigy Misc...
by Techno Pride
Thu Apr 05, 2007 5:49 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much will a 300w power supply run?
Replies: 284
Views: 619068

Re: Icute 350W...

No problems with: ICUTE 350w bundled PSU [img]http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/92/dscf3624tw2.jpg PS> Is the current PSU sufficient if i use it for a Core 2 duo rig with almost every other component above + a 775Dual-Vsta Mobo and replace the 2 HDDs with a WD1600JS? be careful! iCute PSUs are mad...
by Techno Pride
Sat Mar 31, 2007 8:19 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: What [] I [have] done with my Lian Li (project in progress)
Replies: 46
Views: 34078

linkie to wallpaper, please :lol:
by Techno Pride
Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:15 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Brisbane 3600 vs Windsor 3800
Replies: 1
Views: 1842

I have a Windsor 3600+ 65w EE and NF-M2 nView. Same as your chip except that mine has only 256kb of L2 cache. I managed to get mine down to 1.05v down from the default 1.25v. This is slightly lower than the Windsor 3800+ 35w EE's stock voltage of 1.075v. I've managed to get my chip up to 2.3GHz at 1...
by Techno Pride
Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:33 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Low Power AMD chips
Replies: 19
Views: 15395

I've a 3600+ (90nm, 65w EE) that I managed to get down to 1.05v. The stock voltage for the rare and insanely expensive 3800+ (90nm, 35w EE) is 1.075v.
by Techno Pride
Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:17 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: bad Ninja Plus RevB AM2 mounting?
Replies: 15
Views: 4577

krusty wrote:
I also applied a bit of AS5 from each of the 12 heatpipes to the copper base.
what do you mean by this?

thanks
by Techno Pride
Tue Mar 27, 2007 5:13 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: bad Ninja Plus RevB AM2 mounting?
Replies: 15
Views: 4577

Hi all, thank for your replies. I took off the ninja and the outer edges have scratch marks. This shows that either the IHS or Ninja (or BOTH!) aren't flat. I've cleared out the AS5 and used applied ShinEtsu all over the IHS, but temps seem to be the same. I'm fine with the temp, though it just feel...
by Techno Pride
Sun Mar 25, 2007 8:16 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: notebook 5400rpm drives good for sustained 25MB/sec?
Replies: 5
Views: 2252

notebook 5400rpm drives good for sustained 25MB/sec?

Hi ya. I'm looking to put a notebook drive in my computer. I was wondering whether recent notebook drives (particularly Samsung PATA 5400rpm) are good enough to sustain 25MB/sec. This is the speed required for DVD burning, though only towards the outer end of the disc.

Anyone has experiences? thanks
by Techno Pride
Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:44 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung HD501LJ
Replies: 123
Views: 141502

Does the Nidec/JVC motor issue still apply to recent Samsung drives?
by Techno Pride
Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What does MS Vista really offer?
Replies: 149
Views: 79173

Thought I'd throw in my initial experiences with Vista. We got a copy of the upgrade as part of our Action Pack. I installed it on a PC to see that everything would work with the software we are currently using and such. Interesting that after the "updgrade", I had a clean system. No software insta...