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Forum: Storage Mediums 16-05-11, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,650
Posted By Sihastru
The MLC cache in the XT is not visible to the OS...

The MLC cache in the XT is not visible to the OS or the SATA driver so no TRIM support there. The cache is managed internally by the drive (firmware + chipset). The way it works is it's always...
Forum: OC3D Freebies 02-03-11, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5,648
Views: 633,856
Posted By Sihastru
206!!! Winners will be announced at 500+

206!!! Winners will be announced at 500+
Forum: OC3D Freebies 02-03-11, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5,648
Views: 633,856
Posted By Sihastru
45,434,878... I am that last 8. Never again!!!

45,434,878... I am that last 8. Never again!!!
Forum: OC3D Freebies 02-03-11, 06:39 AM
Replies: 5,648
Views: 633,856
Posted By Sihastru
I had some components shipped to me from the UK...

I had some components shipped to me from the UK before, a very big package, not as heavy as a full computer, costing a "full" 49.99 pounds. I guess for EU member states it costs a lot less for...
Forum: OC3D Freebies 01-03-11, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5,648
Views: 633,856
Posted By Sihastru
Tomorrow. Just one more day. I'll go polish my...

Tomorrow. Just one more day. I'll go polish my lucky coin.
Forum: Cases & Power 22-02-11, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,995
Posted By Sihastru
Just move the cage in the top 3 5.25" and put the...

Just move the cage in the top 3 5.25" and put the optical drive(s) in the bottom 5.25", that's what I did in my Lian Li. You won't use the tool free installation brackets, you have the option to...
Forum: OS & Apps 19-02-11, 06:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,788
Posted By Sihastru
Tetris.

Tetris.
Forum: Rig Gallery 17-02-11, 08:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,125
Posted By Sihastru
Use the ICH10R port, even if the seq. speed is...

Use the ICH10R port, even if the seq. speed is lower, it will provide better speeds when it comes to small files, random reads/writes and TRIM will help write speeds when the drive gets a fair share...
Forum: Rig Gallery 16-02-11, 09:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,125
Posted By Sihastru
Looks very nice, can you do me a big favour and...

Looks very nice, can you do me a big favour and block off the top fan, put the side panel on, overclock to 4GHz and tell me what are the core temps after 20 mins of prime95? Also only using the...
Forum: Air Cooling 16-02-11, 02:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,958
Posted By Sihastru
They look like 120mm Scythe S-Flex 1600rpm fans,...

They look like 120mm Scythe S-Flex 1600rpm fans, once regarded as some of the best fans in the enthusiast community. I think they still are. Kama Flow 2 seems to have what it takes to take their...
Forum: Overclocking 14-02-11, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,981
Posted By Sihastru
A small variation in PCIe frequency is fine for...

A small variation in PCIe frequency is fine for most PCIe bus based components, including videocards. Anything under +/- 5MHz should be ok.

Your 103 MHz setting shouldn't affect things too much,...
Forum: Memory 14-02-11, 09:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,888
Posted By Sihastru
I would lean towards Kingston.

I would lean towards Kingston.
Forum: Memory 14-02-11, 09:27 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 20,201
Posted By Sihastru
Kingston is the best ram manufacturer. They...

Kingston is the best ram manufacturer. They actually manufacture RAM.

Corsair is a sticker company. They manufacture stickers... Look at various reviews on newegg about Corsair ram, and see how...
Forum: Air Cooling 14-02-11, 09:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,958
Posted By Sihastru
He also has all 6 memory slots populated, I...

He also has all 6 memory slots populated, I wonder what other voltages he had to increase in order to make that work at 4GHz. Also I think Tom tests on an open testbed so when you stuff that Noctua...
Forum: OC3D Reviews & Videos 14-02-11, 09:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,146
Posted By Sihastru
I like the fact that it has an actual hardware...

I like the fact that it has an actual hardware sound chip, looks to be surrounded by a few quality components so hopefully it won't suffer too much electrical interference, I think the Killer chip is...
Forum: Cases & Power 14-02-11, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,776
Posted By Sihastru
The very new Lian Li X500XF, not to be confused...

The very new Lian Li X500XF, not to be confused with the old X500 variants. In the mean time, I'll get by with my Fractal Design Define R3.
Forum: New Build Advice 02-02-11, 06:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,927
Posted By Sihastru
I think a Fractal Design R3 (or XL, but R3 should...

I think a Fractal Design R3 (or XL, but R3 should be fine), it has 8 HDD/SSD bays, plus two 5.25" bays, one for optical, one with an 3.5" adapter, can serve the needs of many.

8 x 2TB (much more...
Forum: Graphics Cards 01-02-11, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,239
Posted By Sihastru
Should be ok, but if you have doubts there are...

Should be ok, but if you have doubts there are the 2GB HD69x0 cards. I would go with the 570 SLI setup as a personal preference as I experienced various issues with AMD cards when using a dual-link...
Forum: Graphics Cards 01-02-11, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,455
Posted By Sihastru
Your PCIe frequency is locked at 100MHz, so your...

Your PCIe frequency is locked at 100MHz, so your BCLK overclock doesn't affect the video card's clock. You probably have a card with memory problems, try underclocking it for a bit, and see how it...
Forum: Graphics Cards 30-01-11, 05:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,478
Posted By Sihastru
No one wants to suggest a single GTX580?

No one wants to suggest a single GTX580?
Forum: Overclocking 29-01-11, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,686
Posted By Sihastru
Yeah, you can only overclock the new K Sandy...

Yeah, you can only overclock the new K Sandy Bridge processors via the CPU multiplier. Add some voltages and that's all you can do really.

You can increase the base clock a little bit, most people...
Forum: Graphics Cards 29-01-11, 08:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,008
Posted By Sihastru
Looking around at the actual prices we see that...

Looking around at the actual prices we see that in most cases the price of the 2x560 SLI setup is the same as the price of the single 580, performance is about the same but only at lower resolutions....
Forum: Off Topic Chat 28-01-11, 11:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,718
Posted By Sihastru
In my main rig, Corsair's TX750W PSU, 2+ years....

In my main rig, Corsair's TX750W PSU, 2+ years. Not the greatest, but fair when it comes to ripple, stable rails, performs as new. It's even silent, and that's a good thing as there were a lot of...
Forum: OC3D News 28-01-11, 11:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,645
Posted By Sihastru
I am really excited about the prospect of...

I am really excited about the prospect of replacing my aging GTX295... I really hope it's indeed 2 x GF110, I can't quite believe it's possible yet, I thought it was a 2 x GF114 card, but that does...
Forum: Graphics Cards 27-01-11, 08:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,899
Posted By Sihastru
I prefer 2 x GTX570 SLI to the 2 x GTX480 SLI....

I prefer 2 x GTX570 SLI to the 2 x GTX480 SLI. Even if performance is about the same, my concerns are noise and temperature, well mostly noise... The GTX570 is really quiet, while the GTX480 can be a...
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