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    Looking for radiator suggestions

    I'm doing some research for both my future build and my employer's upcoming radiator product. Looking to build a list of most popular radiators according to what people actually buy. Why did you buy what you did? Any information is greatly appreciated.
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    How quickly does Windows get corrupted when OCing?

    Thanks for that. I've managed to reset to new BIOS so with fast boot disabled I'll try it again.
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    How quickly does Windows get corrupted when OCing?

    I work for a company developing some new waterblocks and we're now in the testing phase. As a result of this, I've been spending a lot of time overclocking our 4790k and through repeated BSODs and resets, it looks like Windows is getting corrupted. We're pushing for max speed, rather than long...
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    Unable to OC beyond 4.8GHz on water with 4790k

    I didn't really mess with any of those settings. Looking around online, I see a few people winning the lottery with 5GHz at 1.375V and a few at 5 GHz with 1.55V so I may push the voltage up a little further before declaring an impasse. Temperatures are pretty low with our new block setup so I'll...
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    Unable to OC beyond 4.8GHz on water with 4790k

    I work for a company developing a line of custom waterblocks and we're currently testing some examples with a Devil's Canyon 4790K i7 chip. My job so far has been to boost clock speed so that we can gather CPU temperatures across a variety of blocks but getting any stability above 4.8GHz has...
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    Ubuntu 14.04 restarting after the same amount of time

    Went through the internet again and discovered other Linux users with similar issues. A solution seems to have made it through the different forums until I found it here. From what I gather it has something to do with the kernel's power saving modes and others have had success disabling it...
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    Ubuntu 14.04 restarting after the same amount of time

    The case came with a 60W PSU built for Mini ITX boards. Seeing that the system isn't crashing when going to Memtest86, I don't think the PSU is the problem any longer and I wasn't interested in picking up a full sized spare (I use a separate hacked 350W for bench power in electronics projects)...
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    Ubuntu 14.04 restarting after the same amount of time

    Dammit I spoke too soon. Even though it got through the memory test fine, it's still doing a hard stop and reboot. Still working on this one.
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    Ubuntu 14.04 restarting after the same amount of time

    Some updates, along with what I hope is a resolution: I sent the motherboard to Biosstar through RMA, and after about 3 weeks it came back, as the technician noted that it ran for a 12 hour burn-in test without issue. In the meantime I picked up a 160W PicoPSU and just now wired it up (had to...
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    Ubuntu 14.04 restarting after the same amount of time

    Thanks for the info, everyone. I've checked /var/log/kern.log for some indication of the shutdown/boot process, but do not see anything interesting. I suspect hardware so I'm going to check with Biostar to see what they can do, but in the meantime I've looked deeper in the logs and have found...
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    Ubuntu 14.04 restarting after the same amount of time

    I'm getting started with embedded systems and have Ubuntu server installed on a Mini ITX board for portability. It has 4GB of RAM and a 1.1GHz Celeron chip. I've since found that it reboots randomly, but often within a consistent timeframe. Just look at these uptime records from uptimed...
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    Stuck: fix or remove mobo blocks?

    I inspect the blocks regularly and they appear to be fine. The Reserator pumps were stripped out immediately after purchase, as I use them mostly as a passive radiator. I have a visual flowmeter on the system outlet in the case and a digital flowmeter on the inlet, and usually I can judge the...
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    Stuck: fix or remove mobo blocks?

    Yes, my loop is a little like frankenstein's monster :D I'm a mechanical engineer and like tinkering with different setups (although the downtime is often annoying). I discovered the source of my problem, as the tiny screen in my pump quick connect fitting was plugged up, so a replacement has...
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    ASUS P6X58D-e not powering up

    So my computer has been down for a few weeks while my watercooling loop was fixed up. After cleaning the blocks and discovering the problem, I assembled everything together, but unfortunately spilt some nonconducting coolant around the PCIe slots. I dried it as quickly and thoroughly as...
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    Stuck: fix or remove mobo blocks?

    I have a problem. Since building my computer in 2011, my loop has morphed to include 2 Reserators, 2 GTX470, 1 120x3 radiator, 1 filter, 2 mosfet blocks, 1 NB/SB block and a CPU block. My loop has been plagued by low flow and for the last month has been stopped while I try to sort things out...
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    Connecting MOSFETS together

    I need to do a full service of my loop and I want to reconfigure my MOSFET block connections (or put them back on air altogether). The last time I did this, I used 2 Koolance fittings to make a hard connection -- 1 slot video and 2 slot video -- but as a result of the distance, I had to mix and...
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    Spontaneous Win 7 shutdown

    So now I'm thinking that it's just my AC power. The BIOS was set to [Power Off] when losing AC, so I suspect I've been getting a small enough break in power that it's triggered. I'm going to add a UPS and see if that helps things out.
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    Spontaneous Win 7 shutdown

    Thanks Liger, I'll try that out. Note that when I said shutdown, I mean instant off, rather than a graceful shutdown like hitting the power button. Not sure if that was very clear in the original post, or even if that changes anything...
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    Spontaneous Win 7 shutdown

    Lately I've been experiencing very strange behaviour on my main Windows 7 workstation. I'm getting completely spontaneous shutdowns that don't show BSOD or even crash dump. Originally I thought iTunes was triggering something but recently I've had a few shutdowns without it running. I'm having a...
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    SC2 update causing low GPU usage and FPS?

    My system (i7 @ 4GHz and GTX470 SLI) has always been stellar for SC2 under all conditions (Ultra at 1920x1200) but since this latest update, I noticed that my GPU utilization is never going above 20% and causing low frame rates of about 10 late in large games. Normally the rates drop when there...
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    Windows 7 locking up and resuming every few minutes

    Well so far so good. I replaced the motherboard, reinstalled Windows, and installed drivers from ASUS' website rather than the original DVD. Before, running Ninite would often trigger a lock up, so I dialed back the number of installations, and it seems better. Whether the motherboard...
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    Windows 7 locking up and resuming every few minutes

    Yep, I moved it up to the most recent version. I think at this point it must be low level hardware, because I get a graphics driver error when running on either integrated or dedicated graphics. It's possible it could be CPU, but I would hope that a CPU graphics issue wouldn't show itself...
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    Windows 7 locking up and resuming every few minutes

    I looked into it by at first swapping out both memory chips one at a time, then ran a gamut of tests including MemTest86+ and a bunch of programs from a rescue cd called Hirens. All came back clean.
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    Windows 7 locking up and resuming every few minutes

    Well, I was all set to claim victory after replacing the Vertex 4 with my spare 2.5" Hitachi drive, but during my usual Ninite installation, the same thing has happened. Now it appears the symptoms are pausing/locking up for a minute or so, before the system slightly recovers with the "display...
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    Windows 7 locking up and resuming every few minutes

    Ok, good suggestion. Swapping drives is easier than motherboard at the moment. I'm using an OCZ Vertex 4 right now, I'll try CrystalDisk and then swap in a spare 2.5" HDD.
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    Windows 7 locking up and resuming every few minutes

    I've been checking those whenever there is a BSOD, and the error says something about anodlwfx.sys, which appears to be related somehow to my Dlink DWA-548 wireless adapter (it mentions something about a filter driver). If I uninstall or disable the wireless card, I don't get BSODs but the...
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    Windows 7 locking up and resuming every few minutes

    So now I've enabled the ASUS BIOS setting for both onboard and dedicated graphics (the setup I wanted originally) as well as moving RAM chips around and the problem persists. I'm also getting the "driver has recovered" error message for GeForce 310 drivers, so that's the next avenue I'm going...
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    Windows 7 locking up and resuming every few minutes

    No, mostly because I'm not sure (I'm guessing somewhere UEFI BIOS) but also because my main purpose for choosing these parts is because I want to output 2 monitors with the GTX and 1 with the onboard graphics.
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    Windows 7 locking up and resuming every few minutes

    Thanks, everyone, for the suggestions. I'm going to try the single RAM chip as well as reinstalling Windows so I can learn if it was a motherboard chipset driver error.
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    Windows 7 locking up and resuming every few minutes

    Over the weekend I've built a new system as an HTPC but have been unable so far to get past a very annoying random lock up issue. Parts: ASUS P8Z77M-Pro motherboard Intel i5-3330 CPU ASUS GTX550 Ti GPU Corsair CX600 PSU I'm using a CoolerMaster120mm cooler. After rebooting/starting...
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    Buy a legitimate Windows 7 product key

    I need another license for Windows 7 for my HTPC. Microsoft only seems to want my money if I'm buying Windows 8. Does anyone know where I can get a proper Windows 7 license, maybe from a hidden page on Microsoft's site? Since I have the install media already, I'm only really looking for the license.
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    Where to buy EVGA GTX580 Classified waterblocks

    Newegg had a nearly 1/2 off sale on refurb units, so the cost was right. That's about it, though.
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    Where to buy EVGA GTX580 Classified waterblocks

    My friend just ordered up some GTX580 3GB Classified cards to start an ambitious build, and we want to put everything under water. At first glance it seems that the stock EVGA HydroCopper blocks are the only ones that support these cards. Is that true? Where can we get the blocks only and are...
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    Netatalk on Ubuntu 12.04 and Lion Problems

    Has anyone upgraded to 12.04 and tried running Netatalk yet? I upgraded this morning and have experienced nothing but problems getting my server to respond to my Mac. I've tried compiling the latest 2.2.2 and installing from apt-get with 2.2.1 but nothing has worked. I'm guessing that it has...
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    Optimum number of drives before using RAID6

    I checked out ZFS further, and that sounds more suitable for me. I like that it's more flexible in terms of adding drives and takes care of drive pools and file systems.
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    Optimum number of drives before using RAID6

    Thanks everybody for the links and comments. Like many others on [H] I'm just using this as a vault for anything I want to share between systems: media, disk backups, and software archives. I'm currently using an LVM solution and don't like that when I add drives, I still have a single point...
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    Optimum number of drives before using RAID6

    I'm evaluating my new storage options while my current server fills up, and have to make a decision. I'd like to build a system with about 9 drives in the pool but I can't decide what level of hardware RAID I should use. Since I'll have more than the necessary numbers for RAID 5 (3) and RAID 6...
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    Project Bright Panel: 800D, Liquid Cooled, Illuminated Mid Panel

    As mentioned, looks like a fantastic build. You ordered Aqua Computer and EK gear, but also went with the EVGA Hydro. Any particular reason for doing that instead of getting a separate block from either of those manufacturers?
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    Corsair 300R Case

    I should have delayed my build with a 700D and used this! The 700D/800D is unnecessarily massive...
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    Project Bright Panel: 800D, Liquid Cooled, Illuminated Mid Panel

    I like! The 800D is a great case to do that kind of stuff in. Question, did you do all of those 3D parts in SketchUp or did you find them online? The PSU and EK block look exact.
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