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by hnzw_rui
Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:15 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Basic info about twin tuner HDTV capture cards
Replies: 9
Views: 2571

Re: Basic info about twin tuner HDTV capture cards

I want to record 2 shows at once....I already have a single HDTV card, but I wasn't sure whether you need another input. Does PQ degrade when you record 2 at once...? Fair enough, but how does the card utilize one input, it must split the signal, so i'm wondering if one recording will suffer :shock...
by hnzw_rui
Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:32 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Basic info about twin tuner HDTV capture cards
Replies: 9
Views: 2571

Re: Basic info about twin tuner HDTV capture cards

No, you don't. But unless you can get it for cheaper or just a tiny bit more expensive than a single tuner card, why buy a twin if you're only using one connection? As it stands, dual HDTV tuners cost the same as two single tuner cards so if you don't need the functionality right away, you could sav...
by hnzw_rui
Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Poll: The Cooler Master Cosmos or the Antec Nine Hundred?
Replies: 6
Views: 2345

Re: Poll: The Cooler Master Cosmos or the Antec Nine Hundred?

What? No love for the Performance series?

Seriously, I vote for the Cosmos based on aesthetics. I haven't used either so I can't really judge based on functionality. For the price, though, I'd much rather get a P182SE. Not only do you get a case, you get a mirror, too. :rolleyes:
by hnzw_rui
Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:33 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Pharmacology
Replies: 7
Views: 1126

Re: Pharmacology

Rofl. :lol:
by hnzw_rui
Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:48 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: The Power Consumption
Replies: 30
Views: 5293

Re: The Power Consumption

Newegg's PSU calculator gives much higher estimated wattage than needed. http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine is much better and highly customizable to better reflect the actual system. The following formulae were used to calculate estimated power draw: Dan: Wattage/Efficiency Martin: Wattage + ...
by hnzw_rui
Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:27 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Externel Enclosure that is powered off USB
Replies: 7
Views: 2558

Re: Externel Enclosure that is powered off USB

HDD should show up in the BIOS, at least. Burn a copy of the GParted LiveCD. Easiest and most flexible way to format HDDs without having to install an OS. The ISO's pretty small, too. I've got a PATA/SATA to USB converter so I can test HDDs prior to installing them inside a case/enclosure.
by hnzw_rui
Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:00 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Please check out Rig Specs
Replies: 33
Views: 4202

Re: Please check out Rig Specs

I hear you on the overclocking. I thought I would never overclock and now I find it a challenge and very enjoyable. Lol, just finished stress testing (24hrs) my first overclock (first build, too, kinda, other one doesn't count) yesterday and now I'm tempted to get a Celeron E1200 just to see how hi...
by hnzw_rui
Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:22 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: The Power Consumption
Replies: 30
Views: 5293

Re: The Power Consumption

Huh? Color me confused but wasn't the power consumption in LR's review the system (total) power consumption and not just the processor's? In fact, isn't the power consumption in both reviews already the total?

If that's the case, then you probably won't need more than 750W.
by hnzw_rui
Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:44 am
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Howto Guide: Overclocking C2D/C2Q Processors v1.6.1
Replies: 56
Views: 85616

Re: Howto Guide: Overclocking C2D/C2Q Processors (v1.4)

Awesome. First-time overclocking and I got my E2160 to 2.40GHz following this guide with only one minor hiccup. :supz:

I could probably go higher but 60C at load is the max I'm comfortable with (using stock HSF).
by hnzw_rui
Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:57 am
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Intel celeron d 340 vs Pentium 4 2.66ghz
Replies: 24
Views: 22765

Re: Intel celeron d 340 vs Pentium 4 2.66ghz

well i had a celeron d 452 3.20 gig chip and i just replaced it with a p4 631 pentium w/ht at 3.0 ghz would there be a performance increase there???? not to mention i had paided 98 bucks usd for it and only recieved 20 usd trade in witch meant i had paided about 84 bucks total and ive seen the same...
by hnzw_rui
Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:19 pm
Forum: AMD Motherboard Forum
Topic: chipsets
Replies: 15
Views: 4210

Re: chipsets

Give it time. They just released the 780G today. The blurb on the legitreviews preview mentioned that J&W is only now trying to get into the North American market. A Google search came up with the following: http://www.jwele.com/about.php Why are they mostly MicroATX? My guess is because the target ...
by hnzw_rui
Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: AMD 780G Chipset Motherboard Preview
Replies: 5
Views: 4599

Re: AMD 780G Chipset Motherboard Preview

I'm not sure, but it looks like the MSI MS-4711 might only be available in the MSI Media Live unit... Not sure yet and MSI has declined to comment since it isn't coming out till Q3. Nate Seriously, they'd sell a lot more if they make it available as a separate motherboard. Assuming the price is rea...
by hnzw_rui
Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: E2160 Overclocking Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 9548

Re: E2160 Overclocking Advice

Thanks for all the replies. I've already read graysky's guide prior to attempting any overclocks. For a newbie, it was an extremely easy guide to follow. Much better than the other guides I've read. I had the option of setting all voltages to auto on my board but I purposely didn't do so. My goal wa...
by hnzw_rui
Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:23 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: AMD 780G Chipset Motherboard Preview
Replies: 5
Views: 4599

Re: AMD 780G Chipset Motherboard Preview

Nice preview. The MSI MS-7411 looks like a really nice fit for HTPCs. The GIGABYTE is now available for $100 from the egg. Hopefully, the MS-7411 would cost around the same.
by hnzw_rui
Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:42 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: E2160 Overclocking Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 9548

Re: E2160 Overclocking Advice

Yep, it was the RAM multi's fault. Changed it to 1:1 and no problems, so far. Tjunction is 85C. Got it to 2,394 MHz (9x266) at stock voltage everything. Didn't bother testing at higher FSBs as I've already reached my goal. Idle temps are at 36-37C. Load temps, we'll see when I check the CoreTemp log...
by hnzw_rui
Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:30 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: Old Two-Prong Outlets
Replies: 11
Views: 3198

Re: Old Fashion Outlets

stopthekilling77 wrote:i read "old fashion outlets" and i was thinking "dilapidated clothing department stores"

x.x

just thought i'd share.
you're not alone. i was thinking "what the heck is that thread doing here?" prior to reading the post...
by hnzw_rui
Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: E2160 Overclocking Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 9548

Re: E2160 Overclocking Advice

Lower your RAM Multiplier to something like 1:1. In CPU-Z, 490Mhz equals to DDR 980. That's probably one reason why you get a BSOD. Another reason why you're getting a BSOD is because you're not giving your RAM enough vdimm. But before you do that, lower the multiplier first. At the moment, I think...
by hnzw_rui
Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: E2160 Overclocking Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 9548

E2160 Overclocking Advice

Okay, big n00b here... Finally took the plunge and overclocked the E2160. I got it up to 2.20GHz (9x245) at stock voltage using stock Intel HSF. I think it would have been Orthos/Prime95 stable at 2.30GHz (9x256) at stock volts but I wanted to get a bunch of encoding out of the way before doing anot...
by hnzw_rui
Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:41 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: The Gigabyte P35-DS3R Motherboard Review
Replies: 27
Views: 11561

Re: The Gigabyte P35-DS3R Motherboard Review

Read the article a couple of times. Didn't find any mention of the power supply used. Maybe my eyes are just going bad... Any idea what PSU and wattage was used in the DS3L review?
by hnzw_rui
Mon Mar 03, 2008 1:47 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Please check out Rig Specs
Replies: 33
Views: 4202

Re: Please check out Rig Specs

Is that a beige optical drive on your case? Have to agree, clean up the wiring. Round IDE cables would help. :)