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  1. InvisiBill

    PWM Signal Generator for Fan Control?

    From Building PWM Controller for 4 wires PWM fan | Overclockers Forums
  2. InvisiBill

    Accelero S1 v2 on 8800 Ultra mod.

    I put an S1 on my 9800GT. Not sure how different the 8800 Ultra is, but my install might give you some ideas. My 9800GT / Accelero S1 Rev2 / Scythe PWM install
  3. InvisiBill

    Air or Water? $50-$75 range

    This pretty much sums it up for me. My ECO A.L.C.'s pump finally died after 4.5 years of 24x7 use. Due to the layout of the rad, mobo, and case, I was forced to mount it a certain way. That resulted in the intake hose not being on the bottom, causing the pump to occasionally suck air (which I...
  4. InvisiBill

    AIO vs. good air

    My Phanteks PH-F120XP and PH-F140XP case fans are much louder than any of my AIO pumps (ECO A.L.C., Corsair H60, and Tt Water 3.0 Performer). It actually took me a while to figure out that the pump in my A.L.C. was dying - there was no noticeable noise when it was running, so there wasn't any...
  5. InvisiBill

    Do H100's Need to Be Replaced Over Time?

    I had my CoolIt ECO ALC for about 4.5 years, running pretty much 24x7, before the pump died.
  6. InvisiBill

    How often should you replace a CPU water cooler?

    I had my CoolIt ECO ALC for about 4.5 years, running pretty much 24x7, before the pump died. When it died, I bought a new H60 to replace it, and I'm using another AIO to cool my GPU. I'm very happy with the combination of price, performance, and...
  7. InvisiBill

    Seeking opinions on a cooling idea

    The original CM690 had a mount for an 80x10mm fan under the mobo/CPU. The biggest issue is that there's generally not a lot of room there for a big fan or much airflow. You end up with a fan that's not all that quiet and isn't moving that much air. I'm sure you could make it work better in...
  8. InvisiBill

    recommended all in one cpu cooler - single radiator

    I had my i7-920 (OCed to 3.5GHz) in a CM690 with a CoolIt ECO ALC. With a single fan on a normal-thickness rad, it peaked in the low 60s. After 4.5 years of running pretty much 24x7, the pump finally died. I replaced it with the new version of...
  9. InvisiBill

    new upcoming video cards will only have DP ports (DVI/HDMI phased out)

    That sounds to me like getting rid of the old analog stuff. Notice that they specifically mentioned DVI-I, which is the variant with integrated VGA. DVI-D video is HDMI-compatible (but it doesn't have audio or HDCP) so you can convert between the two ports easily with a cheap adapter. DP can...
  10. InvisiBill

    GTX 970 Cooler Versions

    I'm quite happy with my EVGA GTX970 SSC ACX 2.0+. On the quiet BIOS, it turns the fan completely off until it hits 60°C. It was keeping my card in the low to mid 60's at only ~350RPM. With the AIO cooler installed, it's peaking in the 30's. I too have always preferred the idea of the video...
  11. InvisiBill

    Can I output video from a dedicated PhysX card?

    A "dedicated PhysX card" is just another video card. I used my PhysX card for my second monitor the whole time it was installed. However, I don't have firsthand experience with SLI. I'm not sure what the options are for routing video out a card that's not part of the SLI cluster (back in my...
  12. InvisiBill

    Need Input on Mounting a Corsair Hydro H55

    I think B is better. That seems like it would also get more (though slightly warmer) airflow over the rest of the card too. I have a Lancool PC-K63 with an H60 on the CPU and a Tt Water 3.0 on the GPU. All three of the clear fans visible in this pic are intake in my setup. I have my...
  13. InvisiBill

    Who would sell thermal tape locally?

    Another option is to use regular thermal paste on most of the chip, with a tiny dot of superglue in the corners. The TIM will do the heat transfer as usual, and the superglue will hold the heatsink on securely, while still popping off easily if you're specifically trying to remove them. The...
  14. InvisiBill

    What's the overall coolest running card?

    The EVGA GTX970 SSC ACX 2.0+ has an Accelero-like cooler on it, and it's programmed so the fans don't even come on until 60°C. While playing HotS at 1080p with the highest settings, the fans only spin up to about 350RPM to keep it in the low to mid 60's. I was quite impressed with how cool and...
  15. InvisiBill

    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    I'm getting old and lazy, so I'm likely to settle for "decent but easy" rather than trying to wring every last MHz out of it. I originally went with 167 BCLK because it's a nice multiple from the stock 133, so it doesn't skew all the other speeds. I was trying to get back to the stock 25x...
  16. InvisiBill

    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    I bought a 920 and E758 back in February of '09. I used StepUp to go to the Classified E759. After running it stock for a while, I bumped up to a 167 BCLK for lazy 25% overclock with everything set to Auto in the BIOS. Recently I got looking at the BIOS updates for it again. I had memory...
  17. InvisiBill

    Latest PhysX Source Code Now Available Free on GitHub

    Are you registered with their dev program? I'm not, so I can't say whether or not it's working properly.
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    Highest end motherboard with AGP and ISA?

    I still have my KT7A-RAID, with XP-M 2400+. Note that the older boards don't support the fifth multiplier bit, so you can't access all the multiplier options with an unlocked chip. Pics for nostalgia...
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    Latest PhysX Source Code Now Available Free on GitHub

    This came up in another thread, and I hadn't seen it before, so I figured it deserved its own post. I'm not a registered developer, so I don't know all the legal details, but this could lead to open...
  20. InvisiBill

    Dedicated PhysX Card vs No PhysX question?

    As Nenu already said, a game generally uses a single physics engine, like PhysX or Havok. I suppose you could theoretically write a game to use both, and choose PhysX if the user has hardware for it but switch to Havok if they didn't. That's not a very likely scenario though, as it would...
  21. InvisiBill

    Custom loop or AIO?

    I had a lazy 3.3GHz + Turbo overclock on my 920, and ran a CoolIT ECO ALC for about 4.5 years. It peaked right around 60°C regardless of what I threw at it. I got an H60 when it died, and have dropped in a Xeon X5680 now. OCCT Linpack gets one of the cores up to 56°C, with 4 others at 54° or...
  22. InvisiBill

    Should I re-paste the GPU in my Dell Precision M6600?

    In one of my older work Dells, the GPU cooler's pad on the heatpipe wasn't even touching it. They had TIM filling the gap, but it was a huge gap. I ended up taking the whole assembly out and bending it down a bit so it actually made decent contact with it. If you don't mind taking it apart...
  23. InvisiBill

    Front Radiator Fan Question

    When the 120mm AIO CPU coolers first came out, they usually came configured as pull/exhaust, intended to replace the exhaust fan at the top rear of your case. Testing showed that flipping the fan around to be be an intake (and push also) dropped the CPU temps via the fresh outside air, without...
  24. InvisiBill

    Corsari H80i, should I add thermal compound?

    I've never seen a major temp difference between TIMs. Keep in mind that TIM is designed to fill in the tiny surface imperfections with something that conducts heat better than air. Direct metal to metal contact is best, air gaps are worst, and TIM-filled gaps are in between. If you had two...
  25. InvisiBill

    GTX970 with AIO CPU cooler

    INTRO: I stumbled across the Kraken G10 on sale a while back. I hadn't been paying much attention to hardware, so I wasn't familiar with it. I looked it up, thought it was cool, and found a deal on a Tt Water 3.0 Performer to go with it. The intention was to put it on my HD5870, which...
  26. InvisiBill

    Kraken G10 with GTX970 in PC-K63?

    I was overthinking this and ignoring the obvious. I don't have the upper drive cage installed, so the upper front fan is wide open. Plus it's right in line with the video card. I should have no problem using a 120-140 adapter of some sort there and dropping it right in. Both rads will be...
  27. InvisiBill

    Kraken G10 with GTX970 in PC-K63?

    I found a deal on a Kraken G10 and a Tt Water 3.0 Performer. I picked them up, planning to put them on my HD5870. I previously had an Accelero Twin Turbo Pro installed on it to quiet things down, but it has remained stock after a warranty replacement. I have a Corsair H60 (replaced a dead...
  28. InvisiBill

    Request: Stock Bios for EVGA GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0

    I have the EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ (04G-P4-3975-KR). I don't know exactly what the difference is with the + model, but I can grab its BIOS if that helps you at all...
  29. InvisiBill

    HD5770 bottlenecked by 9800GT for PhysX

    Necro-bump! I updated the first post with a few numbers from my new GTX970. There's not really anything amazingly new here, but it gives some idea as to how newer hardware compares to the older cards. It also includes a direct on/off comparison of PhysX on a single card, which I didn't do...
  30. InvisiBill

    Street Lights with Electric Car Charging Sockets Prototyped

    Keep in mind that you only have to recharge the capacity you've used. Unless you drive 265 miles a day, you don't need to recharge the full 85KWh of a Tesla's battery every night. If you only drive 100 miles daily, it's only about 3.5 hours (or 5 hours @ 6.6KW 28A) to recharge it. Chevy chose...
  31. InvisiBill

    Got my CoolIT ECO A.L.C. installed

    Dead thread revival service! Just for future reference, I thought I'd make a final post here. After 4.5 years of running nearly 24x7 (with times of running dnetc, folding, and BitCoin mining with multiple GPUs), the ECO is finally crapping out on me. It seems the pump is starting to go -...
  32. InvisiBill

    Scythe Slim SY1212SL12H-P

    I used a similar 100mm fan (the SY1012SL12H(PWM) from the Shuriken) on my 9800GT's Accelero. It just recently died, so I've been looking for a replacement without having to buy the whole heatsink again, and the SY1212SL12H-P caught my eye. Some random Google result forum post said that you...
  33. InvisiBill

    Lightning cable extension?

    No, a plain USB cable won't work.
  34. InvisiBill

    Lightning cable extension?

    Looks like a few Chinese companies have come out with Lightning extension cables now. DealExtreme has one for $4.
  35. InvisiBill

    Lightning cable extension?

    The Lightning connector is all digital, so there's no direct analog out. The adapter includes a DAC though, so you can get analog audio out of the "iPhone 5 + 30-pin adapter" assembly. The adapters do not support "iPod Out" which confused a lot of people originally. This is a feature found...
  36. InvisiBill

    Lightning cable extension?

    The iPhone 5 dockBoss+ seems to be their only product that's close to what I want. The biggest issue with that item is that it uses the headphone jack for analog audio, which means it's tied to the volume controls on the iPhone (rather than using the dedicated "audio out" which is a set level)...
  37. InvisiBill

    Lightning cable extension?

    Has anyone seen a Lightning extension cable yet? I need to convert a 30-pin connector to Lightning and then extend it a few feet. Ideally, I'd like a version of Apple's $40 adapter cable but with a much longer cable. I'm also ok with the smaller $30 adapter coupled with a male-female...
  38. InvisiBill

    ATT Buys Alltel

    They had the commercials with sales guy Chad talking up My Circle, making fun of the other companies' sales guys. Including Verizon, who bought them... I hate how a company can be bought by other companies 17 separate times.
  39. InvisiBill

    iPhone external mic without headphones?

    There are some apps/devices out there that let you use your iPhone as an amp/effects pedal with your electric guitar. You get a cable with a 1/4" jack for your guitar on one end, and a 3.5mm plug and jack on the other end. It plugs into your iPhone to get the guitar input into the phone, and...
  40. InvisiBill

    iTunes and adding .FM stations?

    That's just a playlist file. The http lines in the file are the actual streaming locations, while the lines you're editing are just the titles of those items in the playlist. To edit your other stations into the playlist, you need to find the actual URL that's used for streaming. I found...