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by shunx
Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What does MS Vista really offer?
Replies: 149
Views: 75962

These people should be pissed at scanner companies, and not MSFT. He can find it "inexcusable" all day long, but it isn't going to make a closed-source, proprietary driver that runs on Vista pop out of thin air. I can now confirm that my scanner does not work Vista. I'm not personally mad at anyone...
by shunx
Sat Feb 17, 2007 7:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What does MS Vista really offer?
Replies: 149
Views: 75962

incredible driver/device support... I read that many older scanner drivers won't work and you may have to install a VMware Server and put a Windows XP virtual machine on it if there is no Vista driver. Is this true? I doubt it. Most of the things people say about Vista at this point in time aren't ...
by shunx
Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What does MS Vista really offer?
Replies: 149
Views: 75962

ciz28 wrote:incredible driver/device support...
I read that many older scanner drivers won't work and you may have to install a VMware Server and put a Windows XP virtual machine on it if there is no Vista driver. Is this true?
by shunx
Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:15 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The US Entertainment Industry thinks it rules the world
Replies: 38
Views: 13932

Yes I have problems with counterfieted car parts that might fail and cause injury and death, or dodgy drugs that might containe the same shyte that drug peddlars put into their wares, and copied books and other goods. However when you are talking about something that actually has substance, just ho...
by shunx
Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:48 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: looking for a very cheap quiet setup
Replies: 5
Views: 2456

The Sempron looks cheaper and easier to cool than the Celeron. I'll consider it, thanks.
by shunx
Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: looking for a very cheap quiet setup
Replies: 5
Views: 2456

looking for a very cheap quiet setup

I need to put together a new computer for family, for basic stuff like the web and email. It just has to be quiet. The cheapest pre-built system I can find locally is based on a Celeron D 331. How loud is its stock fan and would it be possible to simply lower the fan speed to say 5V without overheat...
by shunx
Thu Oct 12, 2006 4:14 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: LGA775 boards with many harddrive connectors
Replies: 3
Views: 1692

So JBOD may not be supported by each SATA connection? The P5W DH specs are: * Intel ICH7R Southbridge o 1 x Ultra ATA33/66/100 (data transfer rate up to100MB/sec.) o 4 x SATA 3.0Gbps ports o Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1, RAID 5 * JMicron JMB363 SATA/IDE controller o 2 x SATA 3.0Gbpsinterface (1...
by shunx
Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:04 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: LGA775 boards with many harddrive connectors
Replies: 3
Views: 1692

LGA775 boards with many harddrive connectors

I'm looking for a board to use with Core 2 and numerous hard drives, say at least 5. Can anyone name some boards with numerous SATA and some ATA connectors?

I know of:
ASUS P5W DH Deluxe: 8 SATA, 2 ATA
Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6: 8 SATA, 1 ATA
by shunx
Sun Sep 03, 2006 4:47 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright Ultra 120 won't make good contact.
Replies: 12
Views: 4796

This sounds like a serious and widespread problem. I'm going to avoid this heatsink for now.
by shunx
Sun Jul 30, 2006 7:06 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Whats the quietest 200-320 GB HDD with 16 MB cache?
Replies: 17
Views: 6518

For harddrives of these sizes, are there specific brands whose products are always significantly louder than others such as Seagate? Over the last few years I've bought only Seagate and Samsung drives and am unfamiliar with the rest.
by shunx
Sat Jul 29, 2006 5:45 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: [How To] turn off HDD in less than 3 mins.
Replies: 9
Views: 3871

Chrissicom wrote:Shortly said, keep your computer running 24/7 it will greatly increasing its age 8).
Ooh does that also mean I can live longer if I work 24/7 and never sleep (as opposed to sleeping forever after a week)? :)
by shunx
Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:19 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: [How To] turn off HDD in less than 3 mins.
Replies: 9
Views: 3871

Is it harmful to the drive to turn it on and off often?
by shunx
Fri May 12, 2006 5:32 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Stock Geforce7-series loudness
Replies: 4
Views: 1707

Stock Geforce7-series loudness

How loud is the fan on a typical stock GF7 card such as the 7900GT, etc. say compared to a panaflo or a quiet PSU like Enermax Noisetaker?
by shunx
Mon May 01, 2006 5:18 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fanless card with dual outputs
Replies: 8
Views: 2262

(Is there a retailer for G450 (16mb) in Canada other than T****D*****? I read some rather bad reviews about them.)
by shunx
Sat Apr 29, 2006 8:00 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: how to quiet a Geforce 4 TI 4200
Replies: 15
Views: 6552

Amourek wrote:
shunx wrote:Unplug the stock fan, then blow a quiet 5v fan at the heatsink. I've been using this for 4 years.
I did this on my TI4200 a few years ago... died after 3 months.
In that case, a Your Mileage May Vary disclaimer is hereby added.
by shunx
Sat Apr 29, 2006 4:38 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fanless card with dual outputs
Replies: 8
Views: 2262

Found a cd$14 price for the G450 in Canada, cd$28 after shipping and tax, but the only dealer that sells it is disreputable. Anyway, Asus V9400-X/TD at slightly over cd$30 is cheaper than the V9400. But it seems to have incompatibility problems. Now looking at a Powercolor Radeon 7000 at cd$44. Does...
by shunx
Sat Apr 29, 2006 4:24 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fanless card with dual outputs
Replies: 8
Views: 2262

Thanks, though I found ASUS V9400 GEFORCE4 MX 4000 is available for under $50 Canadian.
by shunx
Sat Apr 29, 2006 3:23 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: how to quiet a Geforce 4 TI 4200
Replies: 15
Views: 6552

Unplug the stock fan, then blow a quiet 5v fan at the heatsink. I've been using this for 4 years.
by shunx
Sat Apr 29, 2006 3:21 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fanless card with dual outputs
Replies: 8
Views: 2262

fanless card with dual outputs

Can anyone name some cheap fanless cards with dual monitor outputs? It's for office use only. Thanks.
by shunx
Sat Mar 18, 2006 2:52 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Annual Update to "CPUs ranked by Noise/Heat"
Replies: 53
Views: 48433

Will the list be updated anytime soon?
by shunx
Mon Oct 24, 2005 4:54 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Running many harddrives
Replies: 5
Views: 1515

well, based on the FAQ and some posts, I would guess this is ok. I'd especially appreciate feedbacks from those who are running at least 4 drives. Again I'm mostly concerned about the spin-up power spike.
by shunx
Mon Oct 24, 2005 4:39 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Running many harddrives
Replies: 5
Views: 1515

Running many harddrives

I'm about to add a 7200.8 SATA drive to one computer with 3 7200.7 ATA drives. The computer has Athlon XP1800+, GF4 Ti, 512mb DDR, a DVD burner and runs on a Nexus 300watt PSU. Think this is safe (eg during spin up)?
by shunx
Mon Apr 25, 2005 2:47 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SATA harddrive power consumption
Replies: 2
Views: 1003

Well this is from Seagate's site, for the 200gb model: http://www.seagate.com/support/disc/specs/sata/st3200822as.html POWER REQUIREMENTS: +12V START-UP (amps) _2.8 POWER MANAGEMENT (Watts): ACTIVE _______________13.5 IDLE _________________9.0 STANDBY (typ/max) ____2.0/ That looks like 1.1A on the 1...
by shunx
Mon Apr 25, 2005 2:35 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SATA harddrive power consumption
Replies: 2
Views: 1003

SATA harddrive power consumption

How much do SATA harddrives use on the 12V, say a Seagate 7200.7? I already have three 7200.7 ATAs running on a Nexus 300w so I have to start being careful.
by shunx
Thu Nov 11, 2004 2:48 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: ENERMAX EG475P-VE NoiseTaker 470W ATX12V PSU
Replies: 2
Views: 1225

Did you hear any coil whine?
by shunx
Wed Nov 10, 2004 3:03 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much will a 300w power supply run?
Replies: 284
Views: 607294

They spin up at the same time. I must admit I was a bit nervous the first time I turned the system on... But it has always remained trouble-free. If the 12 drives consume 1.5A each on average on the 12V at spin up, for a few seconds they would hit 18A on the 12V. I don't know what'd happen if I ran...
by shunx
Tue Oct 26, 2004 8:37 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 7200.8?
Replies: 3
Views: 1428

7200.8?

Anyone sees these drives anywhere yet?
by shunx
Mon Aug 23, 2004 10:07 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much will a 300w power supply run?
Replies: 284
Views: 607294

Jan Kivar wrote:HDs consume the most power when they spin up. That's why SCSI allows staggered spinup (HBA starts the drives).
Some questions:
1) about how much current is on the 12V when a HD (say, a 7200.7) spin up?
2) which controllers if any allow for staggered spinup for ATA and SATA drives?
by shunx
Mon Aug 23, 2004 3:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1611950

Lliam wrote:Doesn't the harpsichord sound like two skeletons copulating on a tin roof?
You know, a family member of mine also thinks it sounds like scrap metal banging on each other. Unfortunately she doesn't care much about classical music.
by shunx
Mon Aug 23, 2004 5:29 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much will a 300w power supply run?
Replies: 284
Views: 607294

Please be aware that it calculates a worst case scenario where all components are stressed to the max at the same time. This rarely if ever happens in real world, unless you do it purposefully. Well, if one uses a RAID array with lots of drives, all of them would be constantly in use at the same ti...