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Forum: Cooling 03-29-13, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,307
Posted By bcsizemo
I remember the olden days here where someone...

I remember the olden days here where someone tested a spacer with vanes to help straighten the airflow. I wonder if something like that would help the 140 achieve better results? Of course part of...
Forum: Games 06-22-12, 07:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,106
Posted By bcsizemo
I can't stand clicky keyboards....probably...

I can't stand clicky keyboards....probably something to do with having classes in high school with nothing but IBM's. The sound of 20+ keyboards going at once has scarred me for life.

My...
Forum: Storage 05-21-12, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,853
Posted By bcsizemo
Looks like you need a set of security Torx bits. ...

Looks like you need a set of security Torx bits. If you have a Harbor Freight around you can get a set pretty cheap:

http://www.harborfreight.com/100-piece-security-bit-set-91310.html

They...
Forum: Cooling 03-10-12, 09:13 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 18,742
Posted By bcsizemo
When I was doing PC repair we always used a...

When I was doing PC repair we always used a grease instead of oil. Regular old petroleum jelly worked well, I also used used wheel bearing grease at times.

The solid aspect seemed to keep the...
Forum: News & Community Announcements 11-22-11, 09:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,631
Posted By bcsizemo
I've seen that on several Dell's before. And...

I've seen that on several Dell's before. And it's not like that slot or channel is damaged, I've run them with 3 sticks (of course single channel), but that slot works fine. Put it back with a...
Forum: News & Community Announcements 11-17-11, 07:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,631
Posted By bcsizemo
I've seen many of AMD XP processors burned up...

I've seen many of AMD XP processors burned up like that because people put the heatsink on backwards...

It's not nearly as impressive as people who manage to put a DIMM in backwards...
Forum: News & Community Announcements 11-17-11, 07:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,631
Posted By bcsizemo
I can't think of any single awesome story, so...

I can't think of any single awesome story, so here are some of the better ones:

1. First month on the job, along with another new guy. He is working on a fairly big customer's system. ...
Forum: News & Community Announcements 09-27-11, 07:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,797
Posted By bcsizemo
Well in terms of an OEM PC I can see how this...

Well in terms of an OEM PC I can see how this could actually be helpful.

If Joe Six Pack has an OEM PC with Win8 and can't install crap ware because it's not signed that's probably a good thing. ...
Forum: Storage 07-24-11, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,941
Posted By bcsizemo
I agree with that above anything else. ...

I agree with that above anything else.



Well it's the use aspect/data type vs. real world size. Obviously on a non-compressing drive like standard rust stuff data size is data size. But say...
Forum: Storage 07-23-11, 11:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,941
Posted By bcsizemo
-I'm going to state up front that I'm not a fan...

-I'm going to state up front that I'm not a fan of OCZ, so take this with a grain of salt.

"A lot of what makes Sandforce drives perform so well comes from data compression. For example, if I...
Forum: Cooling 06-05-11, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,140
Posted By bcsizemo
It does look nice. I really like the PWM setup...

It does look nice. I really like the PWM setup vs.the old resistance based stuff. I'm not sure the solid cap stuff is as needed as say on a motherboard, but for a few extra cents it's nice to see. ...
Forum: Storage 04-24-11, 11:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 20,926
Posted By bcsizemo
I assume the raid setup has to do more with the...

I assume the raid setup has to do more with the OS being able to access the drive at multiple points? Sort of like hyper threading.

My only concern would be a power failure and how the drive...
Forum: Storage 02-20-11, 10:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,529
Posted By bcsizemo
Not to offend anyone but I've never been...

Not to offend anyone but I've never been impressed with OCZ. I've never purchased anything from them, but I have dealt with the products first hand and for the price and the reputation they seem to...
Forum: Water Cooling 09-20-10, 06:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,022
Posted By bcsizemo
Scratching head....

I'm not sure why this is really a big surprise...

Water has one of the best thermal capacity vs. thermal resistance of any "cheap" liquid. There are only 3 reasons you really even add anti-freeze...
Forum: Cooling 09-03-10, 05:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,647
Posted By bcsizemo
Excellent review. This is the kind of stuff I...

Excellent review. This is the kind of stuff I like seeing.

What ever happened to that thermosyphon stuff Ed or Joe was working on?

I know the design called for a minimum temperature to reach...
Forum: General Motherboards 08-18-10, 04:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 17,438
Posted By bcsizemo
Kayson would be correct in his description of how...

Kayson would be correct in his description of how the switch mode setup should work. Part of where the spike could come from is that time lapse between the cpu going from full load to light load in...
Forum: Laptops/Netbooks/SFF/Smartphones 08-16-10, 07:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,687
Posted By bcsizemo
In most switching power supplies efficiency...

In most switching power supplies efficiency increases as load increases. In reality if your system only ever pulled 300-400W then an 800W PSU is just going to be wasting a little more power in heat....
Forum: Memory 08-03-10, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,062
Posted By bcsizemo
Well actually in the second picture is looks like...

Well actually in the second picture is looks like the memory is more in the mid 30's. And that begs this question:

In picture two the temperature scale is from 23-43. The water line appears to...
Forum: Power Supplies and Electronic Devices 06-06-10, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,343
Posted By bcsizemo
Modular?

It's probably just me, but why do they make the ATX or motherboard connector modular?

I suppose I could see it if you offered various lengths or different end connectors for other type of systems,...
Forum: Storage 02-22-10, 07:46 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 21,921
Posted By bcsizemo
Fragmentation in a file?

I hope I don't point out something someone else has already brought up, but here goes...

If you are using a VM to test with you are essentially using a single file as the virtual file system. ...
Forum: Storage 01-26-10, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,783
Posted By bcsizemo
Perhaps I'm wrong.

I'm just not getting it. If Trim has been run on the drive then it really shouldn't matter how much space is being used. All the free space would be available to be written to. Isn't that the idea...
Forum: Intel CPUs 01-26-10, 03:32 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 253,394
Posted By bcsizemo
Excellent Job

That's what I'm talking about!
Forum: Cooling 09-16-09, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 808
Posted By bcsizemo
Not sure I'd go that route.

In theory the idea sounds good, but I see a potential drawback:

The GPU is going to be much hotter than the memory. It would appear to me that you would be spreading the heat from the GPU onto...
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