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Forum: General Hardware 2 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 82
Posted By Kougar
Is it a hard system reset or is it a blue-screen...

Is it a hard system reset or is it a blue-screen & instant restart? You can tell be disabling the auto-restart after BSoD or checking the Administrative events logs. A hard reset indicates a hardware...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By Kougar
Shame. My first PC build had a Zalman copper fin...

Shame. My first PC build had a Zalman copper fin cooler, it was a drastic improvement over what was standard in 2003.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 10-08-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 722
Posted By Kougar
The last PSUs I had that used 80mm fans were not...

The last PSUs I had that used 80mm fans were not as quiet under sustained heavy loads. Then again, that was long enough ago that 80+ Silver units were still very rare, meaning the 80mm PSUs were only...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 10-05-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By Kougar
Yeah, I'd like to but it's a Hydro model. Would...

Yeah, I'd like to but it's a Hydro model. Would be really messy to swap it for both PCs involved, doesn't help it uses different size fittings than my own desktop either.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 10-04-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By Kougar
Thanks guys for the explanations! I have a new...

Thanks guys for the explanations! I have a new appreciation for the complexities of electrical engineering... and more understanding as for why coil whine is still such a prevalent problem with GPUs...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 10-03-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By Kougar
PC Coil Whine & the PSU

Hey all! So I was researching coil whine and came across this thread on EVGA's forums (http://forums.evga.com/Titan-has-just-started-Coil-Whining-m1912010.aspx) where not one but two different people...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 10-02-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By Kougar
The PSU fan is always on, it is one of those...

The PSU fan is always on, it is one of those super-thick server-style fans designed to push air via high speed. Which means it moves barely any air at at low speed.

It's temp controlled and ramps...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 10-02-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By Kougar
Whelp, looks like some of the power figures I saw...

Whelp, looks like some of the power figures I saw were a little off. Silverstone's post is correct.

I was able to test a Hadron Hydro with stock 4770K & Titan Black, and under combined load power...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 09-27-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By Kougar
Sorry for the delay in replying, was doing some...

Sorry for the delay in replying, was doing some cross-country driving for the past week. Ugh!

Started the thread because Cyberpower and some other boutique builders bundle the Hadron Hydro with a...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 09-20-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By Kougar
Opinions on the EVGA Hadron SFF 500w PSU

Just curious what people's thoughts are on the SFF 500w Gold PSU found inside the EVGA Hadron chassis: http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=110-MA-1001-K1

It's a nifty mini-ITX case that...
Forum: Electronic Component Discussion 05-26-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 826
Posted By Kougar
Ugh, so without knowing anything about the...

Ugh, so without knowing anything about the companies or googling specific caps are there any tells for spotting fake solid caps? I thought it was odd they had K stamped on the caps like traditional...
Forum: Electronic Component Discussion 05-26-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 826
Posted By Kougar
Lifespan of Solid Caps

What's the general life expectancy of regular caps and solid caps? I know with regular caps the company making them is a huge deciding factor, but how's that play out with solid-caps?

Recently...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 05-07-2014
Replies: 107
Views: 10,568
Posted By Kougar
Is there any way in software or otherwise to keep...

Is there any way in software or otherwise to keep the fan on? I just don't like the idea of the fan staying off until the unit exceeds a 450W load.



Or a single GTX 480 FTW, with extra...
Forum: General Hardware 10-05-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 993
Posted By Kougar
The impact is dependent on the voltages being...

The impact is dependent on the voltages being pushed. If someone is overclocking but sticking to stock volts then the impact on power consumption will be minor.

Even with a voltage bump the power...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 09-15-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 11,112
Posted By Kougar
Nothing a little sewing machine oil can't fix. ...

Nothing a little sewing machine oil can't fix.

I have an old 2005 Dell laptop conking around. A few years back the fans began to go out, so experimented by adding a few drops of sewing machine...
Forum: GPU Discussion 09-14-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,187
Posted By Kougar
As everyone else said, you'd be much better off...

As everyone else said, you'd be much better off with the Intel processor. Only a $20 difference between the 4670 and 4570 though.
Forum: General Hardware 09-09-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,415
Posted By Kougar
None of those actually! I'm knowledgeable...

None of those actually! I'm knowledgeable regarding computer hardware and watercooling, but I'll leave PSUs and electrical engineering to the experts. :)

As I indicated the foam density is a...
Forum: General Hardware 09-07-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,415
Posted By Kougar
Should still be fine as long as it isn't felt...

Should still be fine as long as it isn't felt based. A roll of one-side adhesive foam tape could also work, although the foam density will depend on the space constraints. Link...
Forum: General Hardware 09-07-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,415
Posted By Kougar
Any hardware store, probably even online. And...

Any hardware store, probably even online. And Amazon has enough kinds of foam / rubber blocks to keep you looking awhile, or this one...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 08-27-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,286
Posted By Kougar
Makes perfect sense to me. "A" means it's...

Makes perfect sense to me. "A" means it's guaranteed and "B" means it's the Bang variety, so it's been QC guaranteed to go bang!
Forum: General Hardware 08-05-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,730
Posted By Kougar
Courtesy of The Tech Report: ...

Courtesy of The Tech Report:

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Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-22-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 2,600
Posted By Kougar
What is your CPU temp at at idle & load? Might...

What is your CPU temp at at idle & load? Might have been thermal protection kicking in, since you disabled that stuff and it went away. I'd suggest RealTemp or any app that monitors actual core info.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 06-25-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,240
Posted By Kougar
Sorry to hear about your hard drive! ...

Sorry to hear about your hard drive!

Regarding the BIOS... egad! You should always jump to an updated BIOS if it has bugfixes... Gigabyte has never once launched a motherboard with a bug-free...
Forum: General Hardware 06-25-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 2,730
Posted By Kougar
It sounds like what you want is an SSD... My...

It sounds like what you want is an SSD...

My picks would be the Samsung 840 Pro or the cheaper Corsair Neutron GTX. Intel's drives are solid and stable, but the performance of a SandForce...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 06-13-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,240
Posted By Kougar
That's a lot of hardware... don't suppose you...

That's a lot of hardware... don't suppose you have a power meter to check the draw from the outlet? Depending on OC settings and program load it should easily do over 500w draw, possibly even more.
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