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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Introduce your team
« on: August 06, 2011, 08:53:14 PM »
Upcoming computer (parts shipping as I type)

CPU: i5 2500k
Mobo: Biostar TP67XE
RAM: 2x4gb Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB 1333MHz 9-9-9-24
Graphics: EVGA GTX 570 SuperClocked
HDD: Western Digital Blue 500gb 7200RPM SATA III
Cooling: Corsair H60
OS: Win7 Home Premium
PSU: Antec High Current Gamer HCG-900 900 Watt Bronze+
Case: Azza Solano Full Tower'


How's the H60 by the way, GD?

CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 555 @ 3.9GHz
Mobo: ASUS M2N68-AM SE2
RAM: 2x2GB DDR2
Graphics: EVGA GTX 460 768mb
HDD: Hitachi Deskstar 500gb 7200RPM
OS: Win7 Home Premium
PSU: Coolermaster 550 watt
Case: CoolerMaster Centurion 5
Sound: ASUS Xonar DS 7.1

Old, Inherited Build

CPU: Pentium IV
Mobo: ASUS thing
RAM: 2x512mb DDR
Graphics: ATI Radeon 9600
HDD: 3 Random crappy IDE drives
OS: Windows XP 32-bit
PSU: Generic 450 watt
Sound: Creative Soundblaster 5.1 or something

I also have an old Dell Dimension 3000 with a Pentium IV, ATI Radeon 9300, 2gb DDR RAM, and other crap.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: A Few Problems
« on: August 06, 2011, 08:39:10 PM »
On other forums, the general consensus is that the problem lies in my PSU.  I skimped out on it and bought a shitty HEC (which is supposedly very notorious for failure and poor quality).  I ordered an $85 Seasonic 620 watt (top of the line) to replace it to see if the problems stop... I've also got 8gb of brand new RAM to try in it as well as my own graphics card. 

I'll update in a week when I try everything out.

By the way, cmdshft, Mac's are for fags. 

Excuse me, rich fags.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / A Few Problems
« on: August 06, 2011, 03:27:49 PM »
Hey.  So the computer that I built for my uncle has been nothing but trouble the past few weeks.  He lives a few hours away, and I'm gonna see him in about a week.  I need to diagnose the problems as soon as I can so I can order any necessary parts and fix it when I see him.

There have been a few problems... the video feed randomly cuts out every now and then.  Occasionally, the computer won't POST and instead displays an error message (I forget exactly what it was).  This problem seemed to be fixed (albeit temporarily) by reseating the RAM modules.  Then, just recently, when he tried to boot up his PC, it wouldn't POST, and all that was displayed on the monitor was a thin, blinking white line in the upper-left corner of his screen.

No adjustments have been made in the BIOS (the CMOS has been cleared multiple times).  The RAM is underclocked to 1333MHz.


Specs are as follow:


Raidmax Azetc M-ATX Case

MSI 870A-G55 AM3 motherboard

EVGA GTX470 SuperClocked
- I installed a Zalman VF3000F after-market cooler on it, which is hooked up directly to the power supply

HEC X-Power Pro 600W Power Supply

AMD Phenom II X2 555 3.2GHz CPU

Crucial RealSSD C300 (Win7)

Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 7200RPM SATA III HDD

G.Skill Ripjaws 4gb (2x2) DDR3 1600MHz (running at 1333MHz)


It's really quite the clusterfuck.  I feel horrible about it, too, since he trusted me to build him a computer (even though he knew I'd make mistakes).  Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I feel personally responsible for all the problems he's having.

UPDATE: He doesn't get the weird line thing any more.  Instead, it usually refuses to POST.  However, he was just able to get it through BIOS to Windows boot-up, where Windows complained about errors and something about Windows conflicting with something else... I'm asking for screenshots and will post them as I get them.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: An Alternative
« on: July 29, 2011, 03:14:49 PM »
It's not about what software it comes with, it was the hardware.

Wait, what?  I thought the whole point of Parsifal's notebook was the software, not the hardware (it's a piece of shit)?

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / An Alternative
« on: July 28, 2011, 04:36:17 PM »
A good alternative to Parsifal's Communist laptop.

Just saying.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Upgrade
« on: July 19, 2011, 12:45:56 AM »
So what's the frequency end up at?

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: RAM
« on: July 12, 2011, 06:55:26 PM »
Considering both sets have the same voltages and timings, I think I'll give it a go.  I'll post later when I try it.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / RAM
« on: July 12, 2011, 11:43:36 AM »
My uncle's PC has 4gb of 1600MHz ripjaws RAM in it, though he's got it underclocked to 1333MHz (clicky), and my system has 8gb of 1333MHz ripjaws RAM in it (clicky).

Would it be possible to swap one stick each so we'd each of a 4gb and a 2gb stick?

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Upgrade
« on: July 12, 2011, 11:34:47 AM »
Quote from: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/89710-the-fanless-spinning-heatsink-the-heatsink-is-the-fan
The Sandia Cooler may also be the technology that smashes down the “Thermal Brick Wall” that is preventing computer chips from moving beyond 3GHz.

Wut?

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Motherboard Dilemma
« on: July 12, 2011, 11:29:25 AM »

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Upgrade
« on: July 10, 2011, 08:32:03 PM »
And what is it you use to clean off old paste?  I've got 70% ethyl alcohol that works pretty well... wish I had 90%+ on me.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Upgrade
« on: July 10, 2011, 05:13:33 PM »
Such as?

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Post your benchmark results
« on: July 10, 2011, 09:59:22 AM »
I meant nice btw. Geez, people.

Anyway, I found some more settings to play around with, and I can boot up with 5GHz, but Prime95 crashes me every time so it isn't stable. I might be hitting my power supply's limit at this point.

What's your PSU?

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Upgrade
« on: July 10, 2011, 09:58:15 AM »
Or, if you don't wanna buy a new heat sink, just buy some better TIM.  I recommend Arctic Silver 5.  I think it works great.

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Curious as to the build quality of Parsifal's new toy. I'm sorry to say that I think it may be... well, shit.

From the reviews I've read, the build quality is one of the best things the only good thing about it.

Fix'd

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Post your benchmark results
« on: July 09, 2011, 09:47:17 PM »
Yep, already tried Urban Dictionary.  Too many conflicting results to derive a sensible definition from them.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Upgrade
« on: July 09, 2011, 08:32:50 PM »
Spend 20 or 30 bucks on something decent.  What's it cooling at the moment?

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Post your benchmark results
« on: July 09, 2011, 08:31:53 PM »
What the hell does "naise" mean?

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Post your benchmark results
« on: July 09, 2011, 12:25:06 PM »
I couldn't get it past 4.9 without having to put the voltage too high... I will run it at 4.5 for gaming.

4.5 is nothing to be scoffed at... I can't get my Phenom 555 past 3.85.  I really need an aftermarket cooler.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Post your benchmark results
« on: July 09, 2011, 12:24:25 PM »
That's a really retarded video you posted, Thork.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Post your benchmark results
« on: July 09, 2011, 10:59:01 AM »
You got that H60 (or whatever cooler you talked about getting) up and running I assume?

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Quote from: Markjo
However, accurate predictions are usually a pretty good sign that you're on the right track.

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A bit semantic, but no.  I haven't (yet...).

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Motherboard Dilemma
« on: July 08, 2011, 09:04:08 PM »
I chose that particular MOBO because it was the cheapest AM3+ / 2-way SLI capable board I could find.  By all means, if you can find cheaper, I'd really like to know about it.

I'd really like an SLI-capable AMD board (yeah, I know) because my GTX460 768mb is gonna get outdated soon, and adding a second one would be cheap and would give me about 1.9x scaling.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Motherboard Dilemma
« on: July 08, 2011, 01:17:03 PM »
Essentially, I'm trying to decide between three different motherboards.

An MSI 870-G45 for $70, an MSI NF750-G55 for $95, and a Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 for $150.

I'm upgrading from an AM2+/DDR2/SATA II Micro-ATX motherboard.  When all is said and done, the motherboard will be paired up to a Phenom II X2 555 (AM3), 8gb of 1333MHz DDR3, and a nVidia GTX 460 768mb.

My main focus here was to upgrade to an AM3/DDR3 motherboard.

The cheapest MSI board is AM3/DDR3, but lacks SATA/USB 3.0 as well as SLI (I want SLI for future upgrades, as GTX460's scale very well in SLI).

The next MSI board has AM3/DDR3 as well as 2-way SLI, but doesn't have the new SATA or USB.j

The Gigabyte is as future proof as I can get at the moment with socket AM3+ (in case I want a Bulldozer), DDR3, 2-way SLI, and plenty of SATA3/USB3.0.

The biggest factor is price.  Is it worth splurging on the Gigabyte?

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The RE model is quite robust in its predictive abilities.  However, prediction does not imply truth, as can be evidence time and time again even within science and the foundations of science.

However, accurate predictions are usually a pretty good sign that you're on the right track.
What do you base this on?

I predict that when I press the power button on my computer, the computer will turn it.  I think power buttons turn things on.  10/10 times, it turns on when I press the button.

Upon further investigation, I found that the power buttons turn things on.

Lo!  My hypothesis was confirmed by my accurate predictions!

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Upgrade
« on: July 08, 2011, 01:06:40 PM »
Closed-loop water cooling systems are nice, but not always as effective as they seem.  I'd check some benchmarks before you throw out air cooling.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Post your benchmark results
« on: July 08, 2011, 01:01:34 PM »
Also, lrn2whineless

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Yes, thank you Feibs.

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