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by josephclemente
Fri May 15, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI HD 4770: 40 nm, RV740 -- SPCR reviewed
Replies: 285
Views: 105975

silo wrote:buy the cheapest, they,r all the same. btw, my 4770 idles at 29C with the castrated s1 + low speed fan, ( 8600gt >41c with full s1) this baby runs cool ( that spc poster was wrong)
How many watts is your 4770 consuming at idle/load?
by josephclemente
Sun May 10, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI HD 4770: 40 nm, RV740 -- SPCR reviewed
Replies: 285
Views: 105975

Joseph, what was gpu/ram clocks in that test? I never had the tweak my 4670 bios to get lower voltages. I just created new CCC-profile with the tweaked values and applied the profile once, and the values are now automatically set without the profile. If somebody could get the idle comsumption to 15...
by josephclemente
Sun May 10, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI HD 4770: 40 nm, RV740 -- SPCR reviewed
Replies: 285
Views: 105975

Here is some data on my system's power consumption: (these tests are with an XFX 4770 with the blower cooler) AC power consumption with no video card: Idle: 50W Prime95: 123W AC power consumption with 4770 installed: Idle: 88W Prime95: 160W Furmark: 170W Prime95 + Furmark: 222W Prime 95 test using "...
by josephclemente
Sun May 10, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI HD 4770: 40 nm, RV740 -- SPCR reviewed
Replies: 285
Views: 105975

Mats wrote:Did anything happen to the display when you lowered the frequency?
There's no possibility to lower the RAM voltage?
The screen goes blank for a split second but everything is fine afterwards. I'm not sure about the voltage though.
by josephclemente
Fri May 08, 2009 11:18 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI HD 4770: 40 nm, RV740 -- SPCR reviewed
Replies: 285
Views: 105975

Probably due to the memory clock not downclocking when in 2D...will ATITool let you set up a lower memclock configuration? In Catalyst Control Center, the memory clock is at a constant 800MHz, while the "GPU Clock" is automatically reducing to 250MHz. I tried moving the Memory Clock slider as low a...
by josephclemente
Thu May 07, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI HD 4770: 40 nm, RV740 -- SPCR reviewed
Replies: 285
Views: 105975

Hey, that's a really nice photo! You do photography for a living? Thanks! I'm not a photographer, I usually just set up the object I'm photographing carefully to avoid dark shadows behind it and then I make the highlight as bright as possible in software to make the background almost totally white....
by josephclemente
Wed May 06, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI HD 4770: 40 nm, RV740 -- SPCR reviewed
Replies: 285
Views: 105975

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This is my new HIS 4770 with Accelero S1 attached. I cut off the end of the fins using a sophisticated process: scissors followed by a more precise trim using fingernail clippers.
by josephclemente
Tue May 05, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI HD 4770: 40 nm, RV740 -- SPCR reviewed
Replies: 285
Views: 105975

alecmg wrote:Looks like GPU socket on 4770 is so close to ports that a S1 won't fit at all.
I read somewhere that someone installed an S1 by bending all of the fins on the end 90 degrees. I haven't seen any pictures of an install yet... Anyone here try this yet?
by josephclemente
Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: update Radeon 5870 ( dx11) in July 2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1516

I wonder how idle power consumption is going to be. I skipped the 4000 series due to their lack of effective PowerPlay support. Hopefully ATI will get it right this time.
by josephclemente
Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:03 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Skeleton... and P183 & Sonata Elite
Replies: 161
Views: 87915

TD22057 wrote:Isn't anyone else curious what this means:
2) the mounting platform for the PSU has been lowered (for reasons that cannot be divulged at this time)
What could the reason be? And, more importantly, why can't it be divulged?
Anyone know why the PSU has been lowered? I'm curious too.
by josephclemente
Mon Apr 13, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Polar bear attacks woman ...
Replies: 13
Views: 3418

Those bears are so cute.

I was relieved that the famous Knut did not have anything to do with this attack. I have a lot of respect for that bear.
by josephclemente
Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:26 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seven - and now Eight Years of SPCR!
Replies: 78
Views: 64895

7 years, wow! I sure hope we'll see quiet small systems in the future. Today, a small system usually means really small and loud fans. I even had to modify a small hard drive enclosure I recently purchased due to excessive noise from it's 40mm fan and lack of intake vents. Sadly, I think we'll conti...
by josephclemente
Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:57 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SSD drive OCZ 64GB gives no speed-up?
Replies: 20
Views: 5730

I still say follow the OCZ forums for information on installing XP fresh with alignment set.

They also have registry tweaks listed there, some are good but there are a lot of pointless ones too so check those with care...
by josephclemente
Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Samsung SLC SSD's are Cheap at Geeks--64GB now OOS
Replies: 22
Views: 8149

Cov wrote:Please, if anyone has this model already, could you let me know ?
This drive is awesome. I'm running it with Vista 64-bit and it is very smooth and fast. I highly recommend.
by josephclemente
Sat Mar 14, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SSD drive OCZ 64GB gives no speed-up?
Replies: 20
Views: 5730

First thing that comes to mind is partition alignment. This makes a HUGE difference. Check the OCZ forums for information on aligning the partition. This would require a reinstall of Windows XP afterward. Avoid using ghosting software afterwards unless you can be sure the restored partitions retain ...
by josephclemente
Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:28 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Samsung SLC SSD's are Cheap at Geeks--64GB now OOS
Replies: 22
Views: 8149

I got my drive, it is working very well. I'm running it in my laptop right now.
by josephclemente
Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:56 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Samsung SLC SSD's are Cheap at Geeks--64GB now OOS
Replies: 22
Views: 8149

This is very nice. I did the 10% off code and also used Live Cashback for another 4.10%. Thanks for posting this!
by josephclemente
Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Shuttle KPC/K45 PSU
Replies: 29
Views: 25208

Re: Scythe Mini Kaze in Shuttle K45 PSU 10 or 20mm thick?

20mm thick is the correct one.
by josephclemente
Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: DVI vs VGA : Demonstrate that DVI is better ... how ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1926

Definitely depends on the monitor, the computer's video output and the cable between the two. I've set up machines where I could not tell the difference and I'm very picky about video quality. I've also seen a lot of bad and horrible examples too. DVI/HDMI makes it easy. You don't have to worry abou...
by josephclemente
Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Shuttle KPC/K45 PSU
Replies: 29
Views: 25208

nurb wrote:I also installed the Ice Genie and am VERY happy with how quiet the system is now.
Where did you find the Ice Genie? Was the price reasonable?
by josephclemente
Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: God adverts on busses - how to complain
Replies: 76
Views: 10676

Is this one of those threads that is supposed to go 20 pages long until everyone gets tired of it? I am a former atheist. But even when I was an atheist, I could easily see that atheists who organized into groups and tried to spread their message and convert others to atheism were: religious! I thin...
by josephclemente
Sat Jan 31, 2009 1:17 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Good affordable SSDs?
Replies: 110
Views: 30026

Of course, if you did something stupid (like a Full Format instead of a Quick Format, that actually writes to every sector of the partition) you would be relying entirely on the hard spares, even if you don't fill the partition up. How damaging is this? I couldn't find any documents about this. Whi...
by josephclemente
Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:28 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: VelociRaptor or SSD?
Replies: 36
Views: 31315

I've been playing with the cheap "flawed" SSD drives lately and I am very impressed by them. I have followed the various tweaks posted by those who have spent a lot more time and trouble with them. The drives are definitely faster than my Raid 0 Velociraptors for their purpose in my HTPC running Vis...
by josephclemente
Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: screen protectors
Replies: 4
Views: 1329

Recently I've read about matte-finish screen protectors for glossy screen laptops and other portable devices. Anyone here use one of these?
by josephclemente
Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Velociraptor Icepacks for SPCR server
Replies: 10
Views: 4430

You'd need the newer backplane-compatible icepacks, correct?
by josephclemente
Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Scorpio Blue WD5000BEVT Review
Replies: 4
Views: 2374

I picked up one of these drives for my laptop, it does perform nicely and is very quiet.
by josephclemente
Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: vista or no vista[?]
Replies: 21
Views: 4247

If the system is way over the minimum requirements, does that mean you are running well over 3 gigabytes of RAM? If so, I'd say get Vista 64 bit.
by josephclemente
Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: VelociRaptor And Making it quiet
Replies: 20
Views: 4557

Wow bad news. Maybe I was deaf last night, but today when I have the raptor outside the icepack and just sitting in my case on foam, that dam whine noise is still their. No quite as loud but still annoying enough to make me want to return the raptor :-( darn it.... This is where AcoustiPack really ...
by josephclemente
Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:54 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silverstone TJ08, passive cooling with a 125W CPU
Replies: 39
Views: 39134

Ah, I didn't realize the TJ08 already had the grills open like that - I thought you did that. :wink:

I cut out the rear grill on my Elite 340 - it was pretty easy with a Nibbler.
by josephclemente
Sat Dec 27, 2008 12:07 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What's everyone's favorite 1TB drive?
Replies: 37
Views: 10171

I've been buying almost all WD drives. They've been reliable enough that now I've got a stack of perfectly working drives I'm not sure what to do with.

I'll definitely keep buying WD.