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by Edward Ng
Wed Jun 22, 2005 3:58 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Ed's (Effectively) Silent K8 Rig--Moving Beyond Sigma One
Replies: 68
Views: 67692

Yep; using dual DVI for two LCDs.

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Mon Jun 20, 2005 5:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: The future is now PC to Stereo
Replies: 40
Views: 10567

But it does that ALC; doesn't that work with your Airport?
by Edward Ng
Mon Jun 20, 2005 4:34 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Abit got mobos with heatpipes!
Replies: 88
Views: 43513

Yep; right this moment I'm looking at 1.12V according to ABIT EQ. When I run CPUBurn, voltage rises to 1.14V in ABIT EQ, even though CrystalCPUID is still set for 1.10. Who knows how accurate this reading is, though...

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Mon Jun 20, 2005 4:31 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: The future is now PC to Stereo
Replies: 40
Views: 10567

I don't rip to uncompressed, I rip to lossless compressed (a format known as FLAC; used to use Monkey's Audio before). I use foobar2000 to output via Kernel Streaming to an Echo Audio Mia MIDI sound adapter, which then sends the data via 75 ohm digital coax S/PDIF to a Benchmark DAC1, converting to ...
by Edward Ng
Mon Jun 20, 2005 4:06 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Abit got mobos with heatpipes!
Replies: 88
Views: 43513

I could not underclock my Venice from the BIOS, that is correct--whether this is the case with all cores I do not know. ABIT EQ doesn't control voltages for the CPU, OC Guru does, but its selection of voltages is the same as the BIOS, which means neither the BIOS nor ABIT's software allows undervolt...
by Edward Ng
Mon Jun 20, 2005 3:59 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Ed's (Effectively) Silent K8 Rig--Moving Beyond Sigma One
Replies: 68
Views: 67692

I am thinking about using both the motherboard and graphics card you used in your build and would appreciate your comments about how hot they run. Do they run as cool as boards with good 3rd party cooling solutions? Are they truly passive, or will I have to set up fans to help cool them? I'm still ...
by Edward Ng
Mon Jun 20, 2005 12:13 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervoltable Motherboards: ADD to the list!!
Replies: 313
Views: 342899

ABIT AN8-SLI and AN8 Ultra, but both only go down to 1.1, not 0.8.

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Mon Jun 20, 2005 8:44 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: A8n SLI Premium w/ passive NB...anyone here have it yet
Replies: 30
Views: 11933

anthonysimilion wrote:But does it have those annoying Red LEDs?
According to pics in this review, yes.

Looks like the board is very much the same as mine, except no SLI mode selection card and one less PCI-Ex 16X slot, and of course the less expensive nF4 Ultra chip instead of the SLI chip.

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Sat Jun 18, 2005 9:22 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Ed's (Effectively) Silent K8 Rig--Moving Beyond Sigma One
Replies: 68
Views: 67692

The stock retention bracket must be unbolted and swapped out for one included with the XP-120; the stock under-board backplate is used. Just keep the two bolts and the stock retention frame in a safe place; if anything should go awry, simply swap the stock retention frame back in using the stock bol...
by Edward Ng
Sat Jun 18, 2005 9:14 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 Motherboard / PSU compatibility List
Replies: 104
Views: 66800

The DFI LAN Party nF3 250Gb works fine with S12-600 in my P180.

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Sat Jun 18, 2005 9:03 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12-500 & 600
Replies: 99
Views: 74171

Have anyone tried one of these PSUs with Antec P180 case? It seems to me that ATX and P4 cables are too short :( I planned to order S12-600 and P180 but I'm little concerned that cables won't be able to reach connectors on my Asus A8N SLI motherboard (especially the P4 connector) The cables reach j...
by Edward Ng
Sat Jun 18, 2005 9:57 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Ed's (Effectively) Silent K8 Rig--Moving Beyond Sigma One
Replies: 68
Views: 67692

i am interested in the OC'in aspects of the board... The best I can give you is this; other than that, I can't really provide much assistance, as I haven't tried torture testing this board. I will likely be buying a second one for my gaming rig and then overclocking the begeezus (sic?) out of it, b...
by Edward Ng
Sat Jun 18, 2005 5:26 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Best pump and radiator
Replies: 47
Views: 19922

If I'm not mistaken, that device is his fan controller.

And also helps leverage the radiator.
by Edward Ng
Fri Jun 17, 2005 11:23 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Best pump and radiator
Replies: 47
Views: 19922

Interesting; I wonder if this can be done on a P180...
by Edward Ng
Thu Jun 16, 2005 12:39 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Is AeroCool VM-101 sufficient for GeForce 6600GT?
Replies: 11
Views: 3044

It's not the drivers, as I tried several different MSi and nVIDIA versions; it has to do with the temp reading being locked in the BIOS.

I've since switched to a different card that came from the factory passive.

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Thu Jun 16, 2005 8:37 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Ed's (Effectively) Silent K8 Rig--Moving Beyond Sigma One
Replies: 68
Views: 67692

I am not sure how much air would actually come in through the small vents at the front of the CoolDrive; it's not very well ventilated, particularly considering you'll be using a slow-spinning exhaust fan and the side intake has such wide bandwidth in comparison. I am not too confident it would work...
by Edward Ng
Thu Jun 16, 2005 1:57 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Is there a fanless PCIe dual head card out there?
Replies: 28
Views: 8344

1) No difference in sharpness between 2D and 3D; I haven't tried it myself on this particular card, but on my XFX 6800GT, the image quality is merely okay. I did find, however, that using a higher quality VGA cable helped at the higher resolutions & refresh rates than the stock cable that came with ...
by Edward Ng
Thu Jun 16, 2005 1:48 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Best pump and radiator
Replies: 47
Views: 19922

fierce_freak, what case are you using for your build?
by Edward Ng
Sun Jun 12, 2005 1:27 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Gigabyte's RAM drive card w/battery backup...
Replies: 348
Views: 155515

Re: Confused...

BobtheGreatZeta wrote:How is USB 2.0 slower than PCI and SATA? I was under the impression that the interface can handle 480MB/sec... Is its connection to the northbridge slow or something?
Not 480MB/s. It's 480Mb/s. That's also wishful thinking--it's almost never really close to 60MB/s in actual usage.

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Fri Jun 10, 2005 5:49 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P180 Now Shipping
Replies: 13
Views: 4674

Yeah man I ordered one from Hank Baron's Performance PCs and it shipped today as well!

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Thu Jun 09, 2005 6:28 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Ed's (Effectively) Silent K8 Rig--Moving Beyond Sigma One
Replies: 68
Views: 67692

Wayne: That is very difficult for me to just guess at in the dark; I do not believe it will be too much of a divide as long as you keep to stock voltages on the chipset and memory and undervolt the CPU; also, other than the opening for the HDD and for the CPU, seal everything else tight. It's worth ...
by Edward Ng
Thu Jun 09, 2005 2:16 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P180 - First Impressions (with update)
Replies: 84
Views: 41184

Damn they didn't include the ATX extension cable?! :oops:
by Edward Ng
Wed Jun 08, 2005 6:46 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Ed's (Effectively) Silent K8 Rig--Moving Beyond Sigma One
Replies: 68
Views: 67692

Here's a power chart measured using a SeaSonic Power Angel: HTTP://WWW.NgTechnik.com/Sigma2.5/PowerChart2.jpg CrystalCPUID is set to idle at 5.0*200&0.90V, midrange at 7.0*200&0.95V and full load at 7.0*200&1.00V. However, the tray icon always indicates 1.10V, no matter the multiplier. RTHDRIBL is r...
by Edward Ng
Wed Jun 08, 2005 6:44 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Abit got mobos with heatpipes!
Replies: 88
Views: 43513

Updated power chart comparing CnQ to CrystalCPUID: HTTP://WWW.NgTechnik.com/Sigma2.5/PowerChart2.jpg CrystalCPUID is set to idle at 5.0*200 at 0.9V, middle speed 7.0*200 at 0.95V and maximum speed 9.0*200 at 1.0V. When I tried 4.0*200 at 0.8V, it froze my system. Note, however, that the tray icon al...
by Edward Ng
Wed Jun 08, 2005 6:05 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Abit got mobos with heatpipes!
Replies: 88
Views: 43513

EDIT:

Okay, must've been my settings from my NewCastle that made it freeze; I downloaded the newest version of CrystalCPUID and put it in a new folder and works fine now. CPUBurn K7 at full 9.0*200 and 1.1V the CPU doesn't even go over 55C.

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Wed Jun 08, 2005 12:44 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Ed's (Effectively) Silent K8 Rig--Moving Beyond Sigma One
Replies: 68
Views: 67692

Ed's using 2.5" notebook drives. They're smaller, cooler and quieter (and also slower and more expensive). The SmartDrive review is with 3.5" drives (ditto for SilentDrive cautions). Ed, how did you mount the drives inside the enclosure? With the 2.5" to 3.5" adapters or with something more exotic?...
by Edward Ng
Wed Jun 08, 2005 12:41 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Perpendicular storage gives 2.5" HDD better capacity...
Replies: 9
Views: 3432

Perpendicular storage gives 2.5" HDD better capacity...

I thought this would be some nice news for many here. I know I'm stoked about it! The current capacity of 2.5" drives is what keeps many people from changing over, but this should help out a bunch (no word yet on pricing, or how these drives will compare to current parallel storage 3.5" drives, in t...
by Edward Ng
Wed Jun 08, 2005 9:20 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Question about hard drive adapter
Replies: 8
Views: 1798

Blah my bad; I thought you meant the converter itself...

When I get back home, I'll try to check if the rails that come with the adapter include the holes on the bottom. I can't recall offhand if they do or not, sorry...

The new adapter I use now doesn't come with mounting rails at all.

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Wed Jun 08, 2005 9:09 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Question about hard drive adapter
Replies: 8
Views: 1798

No; I used to use these and they just hang off the back of the drive.

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Wed Jun 08, 2005 8:52 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Ed's (Effectively) Silent K8 Rig--Moving Beyond Sigma One
Replies: 68
Views: 67692

SPCR review showed that SilentDrive is prone to overheating 3.5", 7200rpm drives. In terms of acoustic reduction effectivity, the SilentDrive is completely effective in preventing the sound of these 2.5" drives from escaping, and costs much less than SmartDrive as well. As these are far cooler opera...