Computer Technical Discussion

#151 Posted by kitty (114616 posts) -
i doubt this deal will be there when i do try and order the parts. :( I'd definitely get one if I could.
#152 Posted by Toph_Girl250 (47572 posts) -
I wonder if a Computer made out of real gold exists.
#153 Posted by kitty (114616 posts) -
#154 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -
#155 Posted by kitty (114616 posts) -
#156 Posted by Horgen (110075 posts) -
I wonder if a Computer made out of real gold exists.Toph_Girl250
There is quite a lot of rare metals in tech stuff these days ;)
#157 Posted by Horgen (110075 posts) -
Mitu do you know how to override the fan speed on a Acer TimelineX model?
#158 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -
Mitu do you know how to override the fan speed on a Acer TimelineX model? horgen123
Isn't that a laptop? And why would you need to do that? Just download Speedfan and configure the values of the fanspeed.
#159 Posted by Toph_Girl250 (47572 posts) -
Google Chrome's mah browser.
#160 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -
Google Chrome's mah browser.Toph_Girl250
It's my main with Firefox in 2nd, use both all the time.
#161 Posted by Horgen (110075 posts) -
[QUOTE="horgen123"]Mitu do you know how to override the fan speed on a Acer TimelineX model? mitu123
Isn't that a laptop? And why would you need to do that? Just download Speedfan and configure the values of the fanspeed.

It gets a bit to warm for my liking when playing Quake 4.
#162 Posted by kitty (114616 posts) -
Google Chrome's mah browser.Toph_Girl250
I've been using that alot now
#163 Posted by Horgen (110075 posts) -
Chrome and Opera are quite similar, aren't they?
#164 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -
[QUOTE="mitu123"][QUOTE="horgen123"]Mitu do you know how to override the fan speed on a Acer TimelineX model? horgen123
Isn't that a laptop? And why would you need to do that? Just download Speedfan and configure the values of the fanspeed.

It gets a bit to warm for my liking when playing Quake 4.

Going by the specs the laptop has, I 'm not surprised.
#165 Posted by Horgen (110075 posts) -
Quake is an old game...
#166 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -
#167 Posted by Horgen (110075 posts) -
Nope, it's the Aspire TimelineX 5820TG, released June last year. It's not overheating it, but I generally don't like the temperature on the air coming out from it.
#168 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

Nope, it's the Aspire TimelineX 5820TG, released June last year. It's not overheating it, but I generally don't like the temperature on the air coming out from it. horgen123
I'm still not surprised. But honestly, if your temperature is getting high, that's a heating issue, and of course with lack of cooling you'll just have to put up with it even if you alter the fan speed.

Not to mention the specs are a little unbalanced IMO.  

#169 Posted by Horgen (110075 posts) -

[QUOTE="horgen123"]Nope, it's the Aspire TimelineX 5820TG, released June last year. It's not overheating it, but I generally don't like the temperature on the air coming out from it. mitu123

I'm still not surprised. But honestly, if your temperature is getting high, that's a heating issue, and of course with lack of cooling you'll just have to put up with it even if you alter the fan speed.

Not to mention the specs are a little unbalanced IMO.  

It's not very ventilated there I got it, but I can do some small things that helps with that. Which I usually do if I play a game. Forgot that the room temperature is way above what it is usually at this time of the year. Lets see if I can get it down from average 50C or so now :P

And unbalanced how?
#170 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

Your laptop shouldn't be getting so hot with your specs unless you are maxing games or lacking cooling options. Room temperature is far more important as well.

By unbalanced, I mean CPU is decent, RAM is enough, but that GPU is crappy, not even decent. For older games it isn't bad though.

To be fair, my system is only unbalanced when it comes to the cpu, though it'll be changed sometime soon, rocking 2 1GB 460s and 8GB RAM here with an average AMD Athlon II X4 645 overclocked to 3.6ghz.

#171 Posted by Horgen (110075 posts) -
Well I do run Quake 4 at 1680*1050 with everything on high or max I think except no antialiasing... Some screen tearing during videos but almost nothing during gameplay. :?

And it is a laptop so of course the GPU is crappy. Yet this one is far better than many out there because it is has a dedicated GPU card.

The temperature hasn't gone down now, but the fan is almost off. How do I increase the fan speed with speedfan? I didn't really understand how to do it.
#172 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

Well I do run Quake 4 at 1680*1050 with everything on high or max I think except no antialiasing... Some screen tearing during videos but almost nothing during gameplay. :?

And it is a laptop so of course the GPU is crappy. Yet this one is far better than many out there because it is has a dedicated GPU card.

The temperature hasn't gone down now, but the fan is almost off. How do I increase the fan speed with speedfan? I didn't really understand how to do it. horgen123
Um, there are laptops with good GPUs.:| Even with SLI/Crossfire. Yours is still low end but way better than intergrated graphics.*shivers* Example of a good one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152295 

Has a 1.5GB 570m which is awesome for laptops.

See where it says Speed01 and more along with arrows next to a % sign? Click the up arrows on them.

 

 

#173 Posted by Horgen (110075 posts) -
Laptop GPUs are usually nothing compared to their desktop counterparts...
I tried that, but heard no difference... Shall try to raise it a lot more then
#174 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

Laptop GPUs are usually nothing compared to their desktop counterparts...
I tried that, but heard no difference... Shall try to raise it a lot more then horgen123
That is true, lol.

But here's another good explanation:

"Before starting, if you are using speedfan to control an important temp, make sure that it loads with windows. The way you configure fan speeds in speed fan, assuming your mobo supports it, is as follows:


1. Disable any on-board fan control (Asus Q-Fan) in bios. Note: This will cause your fan to spin at 100% until the system boots and speedfan loads, which can be really annoying is you have a really powerful fan like I do.

2. In speedfan, under the button marked "Configure", check the box for "Automatically control fan speeds"

3. Click the "Configure" button. This will bring up the temperature tab. For each temperature, you can click the + sign and show a list of fans. Clear all of the checks next to each fan for each temperature. This step is probably the most tedious part if you have alot of temps.

4. Choose the temp you want speedfan to maintain, and select the fan you want it to control by checking the box next to the fan under that temp's pull down menu.

5. Now click on the temperature itself, and on the bottom of the screen you can select the desired temp and the warning temp. The desired temp is the temp at which speedfan will increase the fan speed if the temp goes above it. The warning temp is the temp at which speedfan will adjust the fan to 100%.

6. Click the "Speeds" tab up on top. Now select the fan you chose before. Set the minimum and maximum speeds. The minimum speed is the speed it will run whenever your temp is below the desired temp, and the maximum speed is the speed that the fan will run when your temp is between "desired" and "warning". Your fan will run at 100% when its over "warning".

7 Close the configure window and wait. It takes like 5 seconds for speedfan to apply those settings. You fan should slow down to its minimum speed now (or faster depending on your temp).

For example, I have a quad core, and I set my desired temp at 40c and my warning at 50c. My fan runs at 5% most of the time, 50% when above 40c (usually during heavy encoding), and it hasn't ever hit 100% yet. I'm on water though, and I use speedfan to control my rad fan." 

#175 Posted by Horgen (110075 posts) -
I'll look into that later. I will be gaming Skyrim for a bit now.
#176 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -
Thinking of getting a better case to cool down my parts.
#177 Posted by julian_jr (83416 posts) -
Santa was nice to me this year and surprised me with a Macbook Air which I'm posting on right now! The thing is tiny and so light! I'm going to try using it only for programming and the occasional website surfing.
#178 Posted by Sandulf29 (14151 posts) -
Mitu do you know how to override the fan speed on a Acer TimelineX model? horgen123
Hey you have Acer TimelineX laptop too? Which one?
Santa was nice to me this year and surprised me with a Macbook Air which I'm posting on right now! The thing is tiny and so light! I'm going to try using it only for programming and the occasional website surfing.julian_jr
mac's
#179 Posted by Sandulf29 (14151 posts) -

oooohhhhh my laptop is heating as hell too. My friend who has a laptop with lower specs and plays same games as me doesnt have this issue which makes me wonder why do I have heating issues >_> 

#180 Posted by julian_jr (83416 posts) -
[QUOTE="horgen123"]Mitu do you know how to override the fan speed on a Acer TimelineX model? Sandulf29
Hey you have Acer TimelineX laptop too? Which one?
Santa was nice to me this year and surprised me with a Macbook Air which I'm posting on right now! The thing is tiny and so light! I'm going to try using it only for programming and the occasional website surfing.julian_jr
mac's

You and your hating on Macs... :x
#181 Posted by Horgen (110075 posts) -
[QUOTE="horgen123"]Mitu do you know how to override the fan speed on a Acer TimelineX model? Sandulf29
Hey you have Acer TimelineX laptop too? Which one?
Santa was nice to me this year and surprised me with a Macbook Air which I'm posting on right now! The thing is tiny and so light! I'm going to try using it only for programming and the occasional website surfing.julian_jr
mac's

5820TG... Not sure if they updated the models, mine is the first gen or whatever you wanna call it.
#182 Posted by Sandulf29 (14151 posts) -

Must be a year or two older than mine considering my friend has same specs with 57 series model. But good enough to play Crysis 2 smoothly

EDIT: Did your heating issues get resolved? I would love to get mine resolved :( Seems that bugs Timeline models 

#183 Posted by Horgen (110075 posts) -

Must be a year or two older than mine considering my friend has same specs with 57 series model. But good enough to play Crysis 2 smoothly

EDIT: Did your heating issues get resolved? I would love to get mine resolved :( Seems that bugs Timeline models 

Sandulf29
It's a year and half old now... Two years old in June. The heating issues may come from the GPU fan turning on really late.
#184 Posted by Sandulf29 (14151 posts) -
So what did you do for it?
#185 Posted by Horgen (110075 posts) -
Nothing. Theonly real trouble I had with this was a gone powerboard
#186 Posted by Sandulf29 (14151 posts) -
So this didnt happen before. But my is new at is already happening *igh* I need to get something done about it
#187 Posted by Horgen (110075 posts) -
Well mine gets warm but somewhat due to poor ventilation where I have it.
#188 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -
Where is 2nd? Need to tell him that I'm getting an i5-2500k soon.
#189 Posted by Horgen (110075 posts) -
I think you already did :P
#190 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -
I think you already did :P horgen123
He's not in this thread to see the comment though.
#191 Posted by Horgen (110075 posts) -
Hopefully he will.
#192 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -
Hopefully he will. horgen123
He would comment on it since we talked about it in the past.
#193 Posted by Horgen (110075 posts) -
Give him some hours.
#194 Posted by Toph_Girl250 (47572 posts) -
In other news, that is probably also old news, back in the Summer I saw JustPlainLucas posting here, but now it looks like he'll never be coming here again as he resigned from all unions. :o
#195 Posted by Horgen (110075 posts) -
In other news, that is probably also old news, back in the Summer I saw JustPlainLucas posting here, but now it looks like he'll never be coming here again as he resigned from all unions. :oToph_Girl250
He also dropped by sometimes
#196 Posted by Toph_Girl250 (47572 posts) -
Yeah, Unions really seemed to die out in 2011, though some were still holding out pretty well in the first half of the year, I wouldn't say unions along with this whole site (such as Staff/new ToU) really took a turn for the worse until after Summer of 2011 ended.
#197 Posted by Sandulf29 (14151 posts) -
Where is 2nd? Need to tell him that I'm getting an i5-2500k soon.mitu123
No AM3+?
#198 Posted by Sandulf29 (14151 posts) -
Where is 2nd? Need to tell him that I'm getting an i5-2500k soon.mitu123
No AM3+?
#199 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

[QUOTE="mitu123"]Where is 2nd? Need to tell him that I'm getting an i5-2500k soon.Sandulf29
No AM3+?

In most benchmarks the 8150 is worse than the i5-2500k, plus my bros can have my AM3+.

 

#200 Posted by Horgen (110075 posts) -
How often do you change CPU, GPU and so on mitu?