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  1. Hi, we are trying to get a few Zigbee modules to connect through serial to a computer in order to program them, but we are having a few troubles with the Zigbee module's itentifying themselves to the computer... Anyone know of a program which can listen in to serial comm ports 1-5? We can't use Hyper terminal because that one needs to connect to the port and won't let any other programs connected at the same time, when we need to have the Flash programmer connected at the same time. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance!
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    Blizzard going down the drain

    I'm pretty sure WoW had patched and maintenance every tuesday way before Activision was involved...
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    StarCraft2 - Its sitting on my desk taunting me

    So you can do that? I'm assuming the DVD copy needs to be in the machine to play so downloading it and having a digital version might be better even if i have the DVD version as well.
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    Your First Concert

    First major one... Silverchair/Grinspoon/Jebediah at the Entertainment Centre in Townsville. Were in the seats but stuck down into the moshpit and it was amazing. Have no favourite so far, could be either Tool or Karnivool i think. Seeing Jonsi in a few months in Sydney and that will surely be amazing!
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    2010 iPhone - what will it have?

    On more day till we know!
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    The official "Does size matter?" Poll

    This forum is so sexy tonight.
  7. Hi all! I have a problem. I took my computer apart to clean it yesterday due to a large amount of dust collecting on the fans making it very noisy. After reinstalling the CPU fan and mucking around with thermal paste for awhile after some initial heat problems, all well. CPU temps are lower than they have ever been at below 50c (Realtemp) and below than 60c (SpeedFan). However now it seems that the CPU fan is going into overdrive. When i first turn on the PC, it hovers at ~2500rpm for awhile and slowly increases. After about half an hour of being on the fan will (i assume) max out at ~4600rpm! Temperatures don't increase much and this is when the system is simply idleing. I cant even imagine what would happen if i applied much load. So my problem isn't so much that it is overheating. I mean i'm sure the CPU used to get to much higher temperatures (up to 70c) without problems and without excessive fan speeds. The ambient temp here is probably about 25c but it is alot hotter for most of the year. I'm just looking for a solution to stop my desk vibrating due to that fan going crazy. I can't seem to control the fan speed via SpeedFan and changing bios fan control settings doesn't seem to do anything. Any suggestions from Atomic? Thanks!
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    Q6600 CPU fan speeds way too fast!

    Not sure if i want to push my luck. Even if it turns out not to be stable, theres nothing i can do about it until i finish my thesis and decide to rebuild my computer. So some time in the future i'll uber-ise the cooling hurrah! Thanks!
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    Q6600 CPU fan speeds way too fast!

    I just went into bios and put it down to 1.225 which was the lowest option it could go which i thought was abit weird. However looking at the voltage from within windows it hovers around 1.16 most of the time going down to 1.144 and up to 1.18 sometimes. Hasn't crashed yet and temps and the fan is abit slower so looking good so far. :) Only time will tell if it stay stable..
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    Q6600 CPU fan speeds way too fast!

    hmm ok well at the moment its at 1.248V but it sometimes increases or decreases. Would you recommend trying to set it to 1.2V and see how it goes?
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    Q6600 CPU fan speeds way too fast!

    Ahh is see. I've been directing a portable fan into the case too see if the high fan speed is a result of temperature or some other fault. It did actually help to lower the fan speed after a while so i guess the fan is going crazy cos its too hot. Just weird that i don't think it did it before. I have made sure the heatsink is installed properly. Took me 3 tries to get the right amount of paste and to get the heatsink and fan clipped down correctly... Thanks for the replies, i think i'll look for a better heatsink and fan at some point. All i know now is that my next computer will be built for SILENCE!
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    National "Go Topless" Day

    eeewewwwwwwwww bewbage
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    Q6600 CPU fan speeds way too fast!

    I'm running a Intel Quad core Q6600. Depending on what program i use the temps go from around 60 max in idle using SpeedFan to about 45-50 using Real Temp. I realize thats probably hot but i do live in Townsville as well so the ambient temp is relatively hot. EDIT: And no i'm not overclocking anything. Thanks for your reply.
  14. I'm currently using both Speedfan and Coretemp. Originally was worried because Speedfan would report crazy temp up around 70c. A few thermal paste experiments down the line it reports about 60c max whih is still pretty high. I just downloaded Coretemp and now its reportng much better temperatures (max 47c) and most cores down below 40c. Who to believe? I hope Coretemp is right because Speedfan just seems like its always been unrealistically high.
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    Second streams of income.

    For alot of people i think its come down to their current jobs not providing enough hours these days..
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    Off with his legs...

    Well these be hard times... Seems an unnessisarily messy way to solve a problem...
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    Second streams of income.

    I'm just about to start doing some pizza delivery driving on top of my other casual job, like you - to pay of my car loan. Also eat.. i guess..
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    Memory is the only tool of the human mind

    I have pretty bad memory, so i've had to get through my degree by working stuff out. But i guess the whole point is that it is a subconscious thing so i have to agree. I mean most maths is conducted by bringing it down to the lowest common denominator. It makes sense. Good theory.
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    What you always wanted to see in the SAW films.

    HAHAHAHAHA lol thats funny. I don't even know why.
  20. Elephant? Lion? Really? Common that video was disgusting...
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    Warp drive but no automatic doors?

    Well, really since they have beaming tech, there shouldn't be any need for doors... let alone specific forms of doors...
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    And What Are You Listening To?

    The Caudel Lure - Karnivool :)
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    A little project

    HAHAHAHAH Any pics?It might give me some inspiration :) The table is a board on metal arms that are bolted to the side of the rack. Take away the speakers and the little table, and that could almost sit on top of your desk DUDE.. Seriously wow. I am impressed. I want one.