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by Edward Ng
Wed Aug 24, 2005 3:01 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7800 Stock Cooler dead quiet
Replies: 35
Views: 15594

I was running SLI but had many issues; swapped to a completely different mainboard and the problems were not solved. Testing each card individually did not reveal which card was bad and I did not have a third card to swap around with to isolate the bad card, so I sent both cards back to NewEgg for r...
by Edward Ng
Tue Aug 23, 2005 5:35 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7800 Stock Cooler dead quiet
Replies: 35
Views: 15594

Ed, is your BFG card a Geforce 7800 GTX? While BFG is selling the GeForce 7800 GTX, assumptions based on their previous cards don't apply as Nvidia didn't give them enough time to deviate from the reference design. Yes it is. I ended up getting rid of my two XFX cards and getting a BFG one (long st...
by Edward Ng
Thu Aug 11, 2005 2:45 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Ed's (Effectively) Silent K8 Rig--Moving Beyond Sigma One
Replies: 68
Views: 67704

It works extremely well; in my case, air coming in.

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Sat Jul 30, 2005 7:12 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7800 Stock Cooler dead quiet
Replies: 35
Views: 15594

You better check that thing out by keeping an eye on the fan when some heavy 3D app is running; my BFG's fan kicks in quite clearly during 3D load.

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Thu Jul 14, 2005 3:44 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low Noise 4U Rack Mount Case
Replies: 3
Views: 1413

Sorry, not that I know of. But then again, I haven't really followed along.
by Edward Ng
Wed Jul 13, 2005 7:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GeForce 7800 GTX ***NOT*** dissipating 200W!
Replies: 86
Views: 29481

Tzupy wrote:@halcyon: do you imply that by installing a VF-700, that hasn't got a PWM fan, the 7800 GTX could automatically run at other speeds than stock? One more reason to get a PWM fan on the VF-700.
No, he's talking about the fact that different parts of the core run at different speeds.

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Tue Jul 12, 2005 5:28 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GeForce 7800 GTX ***NOT*** dissipating 200W!
Replies: 86
Views: 29481

You'll know in a few days; I ended up returning my XFX cards to NewEgg since one of them appears to be faulty and won't work right in SLI mode--don't have a third card to help figure out which of the two it was, so I sent both back and NewEgg is currently out of stock on XFX cards, so they just refu...
by Edward Ng
Tue Jul 12, 2005 5:24 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Ed's (Effectively) Silent K8 Rig--Moving Beyond Sigma One
Replies: 68
Views: 67704

I am not sure where these boards are picking up the temps on nF4; I am sure the stability is 100% rock solid, so even if the temps are higher than indicated, they're still a non-issue.

Next time I'm mucking about inside my machine, I'll do a finger-check on temps.

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Sat Jul 09, 2005 6:34 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GeForce 7800 GTX ***NOT*** dissipating 200W!
Replies: 86
Views: 29481

My bad.
by Edward Ng
Fri Jul 08, 2005 7:44 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Scorpios Clicking?
Replies: 4
Views: 1389

Mine doesn't click, fwiw...
by Edward Ng
Fri Jul 08, 2005 3:06 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GeForce 7800 GTX ***NOT*** dissipating 200W!
Replies: 86
Views: 29481

I'm wondering its possible to tweak the 2D clock speed so it puts out even less heat when you're idling. Has anybody tried this? Thanks in advance. The 2D and 3D clocks are set separately, yes. I've also noticed that the card, when in 2D or idle runs fairly quietly, but when it kicks the fan in und...
by Edward Ng
Wed Jul 06, 2005 3:57 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Gigabyte's RAM drive card w/battery backup...
Replies: 348
Views: 155612

Eh, work is a relative term in this case. :?

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Wed Jul 06, 2005 3:27 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Gigabyte's RAM drive card w/battery backup...
Replies: 348
Views: 155612

The I, the data transfer interface is SATA, not PCI; the PCI interface is A) a physical form factor so that there's a place to put the thing in one's system and B) so that the device can receive standby power when the system is off but the ATX power supply is connected and on (the very same standby ...
by Edward Ng
Wed Jul 06, 2005 3:20 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Ed's (Effectively) Silent K8 Rig--Moving Beyond Sigma One
Replies: 68
Views: 67704

The heatsink doesn't perfectly line up; there's about an inch of missing coverage--but this depends on the motherboard, of course.

I extend the duct as far as it will go before it just drops off, but that still leaves almost 2". :?

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Wed Jul 06, 2005 11:14 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Ed's (Effectively) Silent K8 Rig--Moving Beyond Sigma One
Replies: 68
Views: 67704

#1: I honestly don't know; it's difficult to say because the airflow is designed to go straight through; I think it would work fine if oriented to blow out the back and a fan is mounted to it, but fanless, I am unsure. You'd have to try it to really know. #2: It is only adjustable for how deep into ...
by Edward Ng
Tue Jul 05, 2005 11:57 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GeForce 7800 GTX ***NOT*** dissipating 200W!
Replies: 86
Views: 29481

I wonder why they made it with 2 DVI ports and no D-SUB port. DVI can carry analogue, D-SUB can't carry DVI. So you can't run two DVI flat-panels from DVI+D-SUB, but you can run two analogue monitors from DVI+DVI (assuming they're the right flavour, and you have the DVI->D-SUB widgets). And my XFX ...
by Edward Ng
Tue Jul 05, 2005 8:26 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GeForce 7800 GTX ***NOT*** dissipating 200W!
Replies: 86
Views: 29481

wumpus wrote:I am a BF2 junkie, so this was a huge plus for me.
Hey pal you got any favorite server? I wouldn't mind trading fire some time! :D

My handle's KokoaKnutz.

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Tue Jul 05, 2005 2:39 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GeForce 7800 GTX ***NOT*** dissipating 200W!
Replies: 86
Views: 29481

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by Edward Ng
Tue Jul 05, 2005 1:52 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GeForce 7800 GTX ***NOT*** dissipating 200W!
Replies: 86
Views: 29481

That's right, I'm not using any ASUS A8N at all; it's an ABIT AN8-SLI. This board allows up to 3.5V.

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Mon Jul 04, 2005 7:01 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180 Review, Part 2: The Whole Nine Yards
Replies: 173
Views: 120930

What Mike is describing here is what I've traditionally called, "baffle-effect," acoustics. It's basically that mid-low to low frequency sound that occurs when the air pressure within a damped enclosure fluctuates rapidly due to flow. By capping off the top, the effect is amplified, as there is less...
by Edward Ng
Mon Jul 04, 2005 6:52 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GeForce 7800 GTX ***NOT*** dissipating 200W!
Replies: 86
Views: 29481

Re: photos--I'm still working on the best overall solution in terms of keeping max performance while dropping noise little by little and maintaining 100% stability. Once that's finalized, I'll be able to do a final clean up of my cabling, at which point I'm perfectly happy to shoot some photos. As o...
by Edward Ng
Mon Jul 04, 2005 6:48 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GeForce 7800 GTX ***NOT*** dissipating 200W!
Replies: 86
Views: 29481

What Tzupy is talking about is precisely what I'm already doing; HTT255 * 11.0 = ~2800, at 2.0 8-3-2 1T. When I have more games that benefit from >1GB than I do that don't, then I'm adding more and switching down to 2.5 8-3-3 2T. And just to clarify exactly what the basic issue here is--many people ...
by Edward Ng
Sun Jul 03, 2005 12:54 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GeForce 7800 GTX ***NOT*** dissipating 200W!
Replies: 86
Views: 29481

wumpus wrote:I dunno, the idea of a "high end" system with only 1gb of RAM is pretty laughable to me. I wouldn't even consider building a performance oriented system with less than 2gb these days.
Then go ahead and laugh all you like.

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Sun Jul 03, 2005 9:56 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GeForce 7800 GTX ***NOT*** dissipating 200W!
Replies: 86
Views: 29481

First of all, RTCM is also in there. Second of all, I am using specifically high voltages (3.1-3.5) which is why I got the VX. Btw I've been playing BF2 on this machine for the last couple of days and I don't see where I'm losing this dramatic performance you're talking about for using "just" a gig,...
by Edward Ng
Sat Jul 02, 2005 9:34 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GeForce 7800 GTX ***NOT*** dissipating 200W!
Replies: 86
Views: 29481

As just one example, take a look at the results from this recent test using the very same memory I bought, OCZ Gold VX. Notice that the timing settings are already quite close between all the tested samples in here, and the results show consistent and obvious differences; remember that with dual 780...
by Edward Ng
Sat Jul 02, 2005 12:10 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GeForce 7800 GTX ***NOT*** dissipating 200W!
Replies: 86
Views: 29481

a gig of RAM This is a mistake; Battlefield 2 actually uses almost an entire gig while running [at highest detail]. I can send you taskman screenshots if you're skeptical. As of mid-2005, all high end gaming rigs should have > 1gb. And any gaming rig definitely needs 1gb minimum! I never said there...
by Edward Ng
Thu Jun 30, 2005 5:37 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Abit got mobos with heatpipes!
Replies: 88
Views: 43575

Interesting...
by Edward Ng
Thu Jun 30, 2005 4:50 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Abit got mobos with heatpipes!
Replies: 88
Views: 43575

Yes it fits XP-120, as I mentioned in a different thread; I have two computers with AN8-SLI and XP-120. One of them is the same one with S12-600 in a P180.

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Thu Jun 30, 2005 1:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone TJ07
Replies: 16
Views: 5913

If this thing is built like I think it is, it looks like a decent candidate for water cooling with minimal modding... And it's nicer looking than a YY Cube, and takes less space, not to mention likely cheaper and less heavy. YY Cube is currently one of the very few choices for a case that can handle...
by Edward Ng
Thu Jun 30, 2005 11:20 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Abit got mobos with heatpipes!
Replies: 88
Views: 43575

Hey btw... S12-600 and AN8-SLI work fine together in P180; cables reach where they need to without need for extensions, even with a pair of 7800GTX adapters and a Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZX blocking the path of the P4 cable. In fact the only real issue was getting a cable to reach the spare molex pow...