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Forum: Overclocking and Cooling 02-08-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,946
Posted By Ben
Thanks for the tips guys. I'm going to do some...

Thanks for the tips guys. I'm going to do some more testing to determine where the noise is coming from when encoding just to be sure its the CPU fan. Overall the rig is pretty quiet when idle, not...
Forum: General Software 02-08-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,336
Posted By Ben
Kubuntu is a joke. It's clear Canonical does not...

Kubuntu is a joke. It's clear Canonical does not and have cared not for a long time. I tried to get Kubuntu 11.10 running awhile back and ran into this bug...
Forum: Overclocking and Cooling 02-06-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,946
Posted By Ben
Water Cooling Guides

Hi all,

I'm looking into water cooling for my rig and I'm wondering what the general consensus is and if you guys know of any good guides about all the parts and configuration.

The main reason...
Forum: Storage Devices and Memory 07-20-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,987
Posted By Ben
Hmm interesting. What I'm really looking for...

Hmm interesting.

What I'm really looking for is just a cheap enclosure that has USB 2.0 so I can hook it up to my router to serve torrents. I suppose a NAS would be better, heck a small form...
Forum: General Hardware 07-20-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,155
Posted By Ben
Got the new PSU installed, running great! Looks...

Got the new PSU installed, running great! Looks like the case, is closed. (http://mirrors.rit.edu/instantCSI/)

:cool:
Forum: Storage Devices and Memory 07-19-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,186
Posted By Ben
Rob got it! I tested in my older rig, the...

Rob got it!

I tested in my older rig, the Frankenbuild, pieced together with all kinds of junk and all tests passed.

So I'm guessing its just a compatibility issue with the software and the new...
Forum: Storage Devices and Memory 07-19-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,186
Posted By Ben
We'll I've ran all 4 drives and all 4 returned...

We'll I've ran all 4 drives and all 4 returned the same AJ41 error. One of those disks was manufactured in April of 2011. I also ran a full surface scan on one of the disks and no error was returned....
Forum: Storage Devices and Memory 07-18-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,186
Posted By Ben
Samsung ES-TOOL

Anyone here have any experience with the Samsung ES-TOOL (http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/support/downloads/support_in_es.html)?

As I mentioned in another thread, I had a Samsung drive...
Forum: Storage Devices and Memory 07-18-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,987
Posted By Ben
Well Newegg wants $6.00 for a restocking fee....

Well Newegg wants $6.00 for a restocking fee. Additionally, their shipping label generator will only cost $13.95. I paid $20 each for 2 of these, so IF I go through with this I'll only get back...
Forum: Storage Devices and Memory 07-16-2011, 10:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,987
Posted By Ben
Rosewill External HD Enclosure, aka "deathbox"

"48 hours"

So I ordered this Rosewill External SATA to USB Enclosure (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182156) last week because I wanted to hook up a drive to my router...
Forum: General Hardware 07-16-2011, 10:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,155
Posted By Ben
Thanks all. The PSU was made before 2008 and...

Thanks all.

The PSU was made before 2008 and back then it only had a 3 year warranty, so I had to buy a new one. Will be here next week. Hopefully this is the end of the issues.
Forum: General Hardware 07-14-2011, 10:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,155
Posted By Ben
UPDATE: I've removed all components from the...

UPDATE:

I've removed all components from the case and hooked up on the table. Using a cardboard sheet I separated the components and listened in on each to determine if the noise was coming from...
Forum: General Hardware 07-14-2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,155
Posted By Ben
I have a speaker hooked up, but that connector...

I have a speaker hooked up, but that connector uses the Asus Q-Connector to hook all the leads into the mobo through one connector.

I did remove the front panel audio hookup and that mode no...
Forum: General Hardware 07-14-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,155
Posted By Ben
UPDATE: I hot wired the PSU and let it run...

UPDATE:

I hot wired the PSU and let it run for about 20 minutes and it made no noise at all.

I also ran LinX and as soon I started running the benchmark, the noise stopped, so I'm thinking that...
Forum: General Hardware 07-13-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,155
Posted By Ben
Hi all, I've removed the GPU and am now...

Hi all,

I've removed the GPU and am now using the CPU video and the noise still occurs. All previous conditions are the same with the GPU now removed.

Tomorrow I will buy a paperclip and remove...
Forum: General Hardware 07-12-2011, 11:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,155
Posted By Ben
Thanks, I'll give this a shot. 1.) The...

Thanks, I'll give this a shot.



1.) The CPU is not, the GPU has a factory overclock I believe.

2.) Have not tried this yet, I'll give it a shot.

3.) Will try this as well tomorrow.
Forum: General Hardware 07-12-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,155
Posted By Ben
HELP!! High Pitch Noise Coming from System

Hi all,

I've recently built a new system and out of the blue the last few weeks it developed this high pitch whining sound. It appears to be coming from the PSU, but I can't narrow it down 100%....
Forum: Off Topic 06-25-2009, 12:50 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 47,662
Posted By Ben
I wish I had something cool to show off, but I'm...

I wish I had something cool to show off, but I'm using the stock Vista desktop. :(
Forum: Site and Forum Comments & Issues 05-30-2009, 11:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,235
Posted By Ben
I love how they mix English + whatever they use...

I love how they mix English + whatever they use all on the same package. I wonder how many people can learn English because of all the mixing of words.
Forum: General Software 05-29-2009, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,668
Posted By Ben
I've found that simply installing Firefox is good...

I've found that simply installing Firefox is good enough to get around just about anything. Unless you browse some really odd sites, I've always felt perfectly safe with vanilla Firefox.
Forum: Site and Forum Comments & Issues 05-29-2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,235
Posted By Ben
Nice pics! I've always wanted to travel to Asia,...

Nice pics! I've always wanted to travel to Asia, their cities always look so cool.
Forum: Reviews and Articles 05-23-2009, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,520
Posted By Ben
I did some searching on this issue this morning,...

I did some searching on this issue this morning, and I found this article at Tom's (http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-hdd-power,2170-6.html) and this is what they had to say:
Forum: Reviews and Articles 05-22-2009, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,520
Posted By Ben
Please elaborate. How does a SSD require *more*...

Please elaborate. How does a SSD require *more* CPU usage? To the OS, the drive shouldn't matter, it sends the data to it, the drive takes care of it. It requests data from the drive, the drive...
Forum: Off Topic 05-21-2009, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,675
Posted By Ben
TV's fall over easier than you might think. Yes a...

TV's fall over easier than you might think. Yes a tube TV is a heavy mother fucker, but if the stand wasn't designed for it, it can easily tip. As Rob said, the TV's are front heavy, which puts a lot...
Forum: Storage Devices and Memory 05-21-2009, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,798
Posted By Ben
I think this would make a good article, how to...

I think this would make a good article, how to build a PC with cool components and how they affect room temperature. Specifically if water cooling keeps the room cooler, although you would have to...
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