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by Michael_qrt
Wed Feb 09, 2005 11:21 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Arctic Cooling Freezer Cooler
Replies: 18
Views: 6706

Just for reference here are another couple of reviews which are positive toward the freezer coolers. http://www.bigbruin.com/reviews05/freezer64/ http://www.xyzcomputing.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=254&Itemid=2 Interestingly enough the Big Bruin review shows the freezer beating the tit...
by Michael_qrt
Wed Feb 09, 2005 3:15 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Arctic Cooling Freezer Cooler
Replies: 18
Views: 6706

That seems quite unusual. Have you had any other cooler installed on that system? If it's a new build perhaps you could try installing the stock cooler to see what sort of results that gives.

Anyway what's the character of the fan like? Have you tried undervolting it?
by Michael_qrt
Tue Feb 08, 2005 9:41 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Nforce4 plans - need clearance info & your thoughts.
Replies: 57
Views: 20157

I've been looking into a NForce4 system recently and have been having much the same problems as everyone else when it comes to planning a quiet system that's capable of overclocking a 939 3200+ to around 2.4GHz. Basically I havn't found any motherboard I like everything about. I really like the layo...
by Michael_qrt
Sun Feb 06, 2005 3:53 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: It's time again, what folds for you?
Replies: 68
Views: 39673

OK, I have checked the bios previously and found no option to toggle L2 cache. Now I'm not sure but I may have loaded fail-safe defaults at one stage in the past. Unfortunatly I'm away from the machine again so I can't do any more checking just now. Do you think that if you loaded fail-safe defaults...
by Michael_qrt
Fri Feb 04, 2005 4:17 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: It's time again, what folds for you?
Replies: 68
Views: 39673

Right, well I ran that utility kma and from the looks of things the L2 cache on this cpu really is deactivated. Cache latency computation, ver 1.0 www.cpuid.com Computing ... stride 4 8 16 32 64 128 256 512 size (Kb) 1 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 8 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 16 3 3 3 3 ...
by Michael_qrt
Thu Feb 03, 2005 4:21 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Arctic Cooling Freezer Cooler
Replies: 18
Views: 6706

I look forward to hearing your results. the most important thing for me is that the fan is good, since it is non standard. As for socket A support, I think maybe with the weight but more importantly the torque of a tower design, only a through motherboarrd mounting method would be safe. This isn't s...
by Michael_qrt
Tue Feb 01, 2005 9:15 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AC Silencers Rev.2
Replies: 4
Views: 1724

Am I missing something or are the specs for the rev2 NVsilencer 1 & NVsilencer 6 identical? They also have the same picture. I can only assume that there must be some difference for compatability with the different card models. Also, I suppose the 6600GT AGP card isn't supported due to the unusual l...
by Michael_qrt
Sun Jan 30, 2005 4:58 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: It's time again, what folds for you?
Replies: 68
Views: 39673

Yes, I'll definatly check up on that next time I have access to the machine in question.

I'm not familiar with that sort of diagnostic tool. I usually just run stability tests and games benchmarks and have never had a problem that required more careful investigation before.
by Michael_qrt
Sat Jan 29, 2005 2:39 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: It's time again, what folds for you?
Replies: 68
Views: 39673

Good to hear that the A64s are matching the p4s now, since I may be able to add one in the next few months. I wonder if it's the addition of SSE2 to the A64 that's changed things, since memory performance dosn't seem to affect folding much and that is the main advantage of the A64 over the AXP. On a...
by Michael_qrt
Thu Jan 27, 2005 5:48 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: It's time again, what folds for you?
Replies: 68
Views: 39673

I won't have access to the machine in question untill at least the weekend but the logs say that the SSE boost is ok, so I assume SSE is enabled.I'll do some more testing with it on the weekend if I can. Can anyone recomend some good diagnostic utilities for folding performance? I might also chase u...
by Michael_qrt
Thu Jan 27, 2005 3:14 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: It's time again, what folds for you?
Replies: 68
Views: 39673

I'm just new to folding.. I have a XP1700+ palomino, 2x256MB Recently finished my first unit (600p gromacs, p1140), 34% on my second p1140.. It needs 1 hour per frame. Say SSE boost OK. So then, what's wrong with my palomino xp1700+? it has 2x256MB and is on a gigabyte KT266A chipset board. It take...
by Michael_qrt
Wed Jan 26, 2005 5:41 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: It's time again, what folds for you?
Replies: 68
Views: 39673

No wonder you're turning so many points tomcat. That is a lot of folding power! I know that the p4s used to be faster at folding gromacs work units than the athlon xps. I wonder how that balance has changed since the introduction of the big work units? Since you have several of each type of machine ...
by Michael_qrt
Wed Jan 26, 2005 3:09 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: It's time again, what folds for you?
Replies: 68
Views: 39673

THat's quite a collection of folders some of you guys have working for you. Machines spanning several generations and upgrade cycles. Anyway one thing I have noticed is that although I thought my xp1700 palomino supported SSE it is around 4 times slower than my xp2500 on gromacs units. For example t...
by Michael_qrt
Tue Jan 25, 2005 3:54 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: It's time again, what folds for you?
Replies: 68
Views: 39673

It's time again, what folds for you?

I feel that enough time has passed since the last thread of this type for me to start another one. So what sort of firepower do you have folding for you? My main machine is an athlon xp2500+ (stock speeds at the moment) but it is usually on 24/7. I also have an intermittently on xp1700+ , which is a...
by Michael_qrt
Mon Jan 17, 2005 4:42 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Arctic Cooling Freezer Cooler
Replies: 18
Views: 6706

That was a fair review of the freezer64 cooler. Indeed it does seem to perform very well when you consider that it can be had in australia for a bit less than a zalman CNPS 7000alcu, which it outperforms from the look of things. Still I'd like to see an SPCR review or at least a solid comparisson fr...
by Michael_qrt
Sun Jan 16, 2005 10:11 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Arctic Cooling Freezer Cooler
Replies: 18
Views: 6706

I'm actually quite interested in the freezer 64 for a new computer I will be building soon. I was initially thinking of a zalman 7000alcu but if this is a better cooler (and I can find a motherboard with the correct socket orientation) then I'd go for it. I'm wondering if an SPCR review is on the wa...
by Michael_qrt
Tue Nov 09, 2004 3:01 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Blu-Tack damping "putty"
Replies: 3
Views: 2013

Blu-tack sounds like a quite easy and effective material for deadening resonances in a case by adding mass to resonant surfaces. However it should be noted that Blu-tack is not actually very good at decoupling a source of vibration from the rest of the case. This is because Blu-tack actually acts as...
by Michael_qrt
Mon Nov 08, 2004 6:41 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright SI-97A for both K7 & K8!
Replies: 100
Views: 35307

I am still stuck with this idea that a HP works with gravity. It means if it's horizontal, it doesn't work well. If it's upside-down, it does not work at all ! That's why I've been a bit reluctant to buy HPipe-based HSink. They all appear to have been oriented for a MB that lies horzontal, but mine...
by Michael_qrt
Mon Oct 25, 2004 8:04 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright XP-90 review
Replies: 75
Views: 72479

Re: Need More Data....

This Thermalright XP-90 review is great. And just in time as I want to use this heatpipe in my next build. However we need more data. Because of the heatpipe construction and operating theory, It is capable of removing its maximum ammount of heat when oriented on a horizontal motherboard. How many ...
by Michael_qrt
Sun Oct 03, 2004 3:27 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: EMERGENCY !!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 3201

Indeed, if it weren't for some new high producing folders, most notably VikingDude, then we'd be getting pounded by macrumours. To overcome this threat we need to get those folders who have slackened off or who have left the fold to start back up at full pace. Remember, every small contribution coun...
by Michael_qrt
Thu Sep 09, 2004 2:40 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: silverstone cpu cooler with heatpipe (like the shuttle's)
Replies: 8
Views: 2945

Hmmm, I wonder if you could shoehorn a 120mm fan on there with half of the fan overhanging the edge of the HS. Or you could construct a shroud to guide air over the fins from a larger fan much like a water cooling rad. Its too bad that it isn't desined for larger fans but with aluminium fins to keep...
by Michael_qrt
Wed Sep 08, 2004 3:34 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Points Decline ? ! ?
Replies: 24
Views: 9773

Seems to me to just be the normal fluctuations in the relative value of different work units. Especially if you are an Athlon user Tinkers deliver a much larger amount of points for the time taken to complete them. It's just that lately the supply of good Tinkers has dried up somewhat. As for the ge...
by Michael_qrt
Wed Sep 01, 2004 4:16 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Current draw at 5V
Replies: 9
Views: 1854

That guy obviously never paid attention in physics class (or any other basic electronics course). The strength of the electromagnets that drive the fan is proportional to the current put through them not the voltage. The voltage just drives the current. So if running the fan at 5V somehow increased ...
by Michael_qrt
Mon Aug 23, 2004 3:30 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Attack of the woe-macs
Replies: 5
Views: 2305

Well last week may have been the attack of the woemacs but seemingly this week might be the glorious honeymoon of the 500 frame Tinks. From the examples I've seen so far they net the same ppd as the big Tinks if not better while being a bit more "bite sized". Anyway I did make a comment about how th...
by Michael_qrt
Sun Aug 22, 2004 5:09 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Attack of the woe-macs
Replies: 5
Views: 2305

Attack of the woe-macs

I dunno about everyone else but for the last few weeks I've been riding high on a wave of big tinkers, scoring more than my usual quota of points. However over the last week the supply of these big Tinkers has dried up and my machine is stuck folding units that are worth about 2/3 as many points in ...
by Michael_qrt
Sun Aug 15, 2004 2:40 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Interesting Races and Folders-on-the-Move
Replies: 975
Views: 383860

Just a quick message to say, I'm BLUE! I'm BLUE!

Well for now anyway.
by Michael_qrt
Wed Aug 04, 2004 5:24 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Truepower 430 vs Seasonic SS 400 vs Seasonic SS 460
Replies: 9
Views: 2932

Have you thought about modding your PSU? The truepower is a well regarded PSU and if you're otherwise just going to relegate it to a shelf, why not try either swapping out the fans in the PSU or manually undervolting them (or both). Given that you will be well within the power delivery limits of the...
by Michael_qrt
Wed Aug 04, 2004 5:14 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: zalman flower and xp2500
Replies: 9
Views: 2090

As Burcakb suggested its unlikely that your memory will allow for much overclocking. If your motherboard allows you to run a memory divider then you may be able to push the CPU higher though. In reality though if you don't tax your computer too hard all the time then you may have a better time with ...
by Michael_qrt
Mon Jul 19, 2004 5:44 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is it safe to have PSU fan fixed at 5v?
Replies: 17
Views: 3902

NetTechie, What I have found in my system is that the fan in the PSU is noticibly louder than an identical case fan at the same voltage due to turbulence as the air flows through the PSU. Have you measured the voltage of the PSU fan at the 4% setting? Or have you tried the 5V mod out already to see ...
by Michael_qrt
Fri Jul 02, 2004 2:08 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Interesting Races and Folders-on-the-Move
Replies: 975
Views: 383860

Woohooo, I'm finally in the top 100. I may well get kicked back down again in the next few days (or hours). So I'll have to celebrate all the harder while it lasts :). Oh, and WoodsBoy, to get that sig you just need to get the addres code of the image from the properties of koody's pic and put it in...