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by velvet45
Fri Oct 31, 2008 3:48 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4670: A perfect balance?
Replies: 498
Views: 236983

Chang, even though you can adjust the fan speed with 2 wires you will still have no idea what is is spinning at so you will have to set it by best guess and sound vs cooling. Not the best setup... but not really that big a deal.
by velvet45
Fri Jun 13, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Please share your favorite fan/s- Yate loon... Scythe?
Replies: 29
Views: 9139

I want to thank each of you for the great information :) You guys are all great! I have learned so much in the past from this forum. I do have some yate loons DS12 SL 12's that I can use for comparison. I bought a box of ten of them a few years back that have never been used. I think I will go ahead...
by velvet45
Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:48 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Please share your favorite fan/s- Yate loon... Scythe?
Replies: 29
Views: 9139

Please share your favorite fan/s- Yate loon... Scythe?

I am building the system in signature, and need some fans. Right now I am thinking of adding some Scythe Slipstream or S-Flex, for the processor and case. What are some good fans you guys are using right now (model #'s please!) and what speeds? Last time I was at this site a couple of years ago, Yat...
by velvet45
Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:18 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: TRUE vs bolt-thru Ninja rev.B
Replies: 11
Views: 3305

Farns (edited), If you are currently using a TRUE, I don't know if any of these coolers will buy you any more room for your NB sink. I know the HR01 plus has about 40mm of clearance from the bottom of the sink but not sure about the Ninja. Your TRUE is already a fantastic HSF- unless you are trying ...
by velvet45
Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:10 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: A Shelf-type Noctua HSF (strong XP-90 lookalike)
Replies: 30
Views: 8959

Modo, I would also add here that it would only make sense for a review site (Frosty tech) to keep the same thermal compounds for all sinks reviewed to reduce sample variance. If Noctua or some other manufacturer wants to claim improved performance, they should not rely on "special" considerations su...
by velvet45
Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: SI-128SE x Zipang x Noctua NH-C12P x other down-blowers
Replies: 20
Views: 5918

Felger, Thanks for the information. I am still wondering though... if the temps for the newest design top-down coolers are close to the tower types (or within a few deg C) and the mobo components are kept cooler- VRMs, chipsets, and mem modules, then...all theories in air flow aside, does not the ad...
by velvet45
Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:14 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: SI-128SE x Zipang x Noctua NH-C12P x other down-blowers
Replies: 20
Views: 5918

Bgavin, I am building a system and looking for a cooler as well. Thinking of a top-down cooler like the Zipang. Will it fit in a P182 case? Can you post some pics of your system with cooler in place? To anyone.... what is the advantage, other than easier access/convenience to mobo components to a to...
by velvet45
Wed May 21, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Need cooler recommendation
Replies: 3
Views: 1247

Thanks Neil and Lawrence,
I have heard that will not fit this motherboard, but if you guys have first hand experience or know that it does for a fact, I will look into getting this- Thanks a million!
by velvet45
Wed May 21, 2008 11:01 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Need cooler recommendation
Replies: 3
Views: 1247

Need cooler recommendation

I am thinking of using the DFI P35 DK with this system under construction, but not sure what would be the best performing HSF to pair with it. I have heard that the NB is too large to accomodate a TRUE in vertical orientation, and not sure about horizontal or if I would even want to try that. I have...
by velvet45
Sun Mar 23, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My quiet build-to-be...
Replies: 12
Views: 2761

Depends on the VC, some of the newer PCIe 2.0 I believe will require Rev 2
by velvet45
Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:08 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I'd appreciate your opinions on this new $1,500 build
Replies: 20
Views: 4041

Bluesun, you might look into the e3110 processor, which is supposed to be the equivalent "server grade" processor to the 8400 series and I have seen it available from a few places lately.
by velvet45
Thu Jan 25, 2007 12:19 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Biostar T-Force 6100 playable for WOW?
Replies: 19
Views: 5846

Quiet OC, Thanks to all for the replies and to QuietOC for the great info on how to getto a cooler with duct. I did end up installing the PowerColor X1950 Pro VC as the on board video was just too slow for any kind of use in games like WOW (kids PC) Yes that card is overkill, but looks great on her ...
by velvet45
Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:01 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Biostar T-Force 6100 playable for WOW?
Replies: 19
Views: 5846

Thanks for the walkthrough QuietOC. I am definately interested in trying that some time. Did you just cinch the screws down carefully to avoid crushing the core? What did you use for the duct? Love to use large fans whenever possible. Did you just blow the fan sideways toward the cooler into the duc...
by velvet45
Sat Jan 13, 2007 11:19 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Biostar T-Force 6100 playable for WOW?
Replies: 19
Views: 5846

Thanks for all the help everyone. Many good points made and great information. This system has very quiet fans running at extremely slow speeds 5V- I just dont think they move enough air for a passive card to survive. I agree that in my experience at least, factory overclocked cards are not very wel...
by velvet45
Thu Jan 11, 2007 2:18 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Biostar T-Force 6100 playable for WOW?
Replies: 19
Views: 5846

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by velvet45
Thu Jan 11, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Biostar T-Force 6100 playable for WOW?
Replies: 19
Views: 5846

Thanks for the help Autoboy and QuietOC, I have looked for a card in the 7600GS range and they are all over $100. At that point, you might as well spend another $50 to move up to a higher card such as 7600GT or 7900GS, I really wish they would make some great sub-$100 cards! 7600GS prices should hav...
by velvet45
Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:31 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Biostar T-Force 6100 playable for WOW?
Replies: 19
Views: 5846

Biostar T-Force 6100 playable for WOW?

I am up-grading a 754 system to a 939 system with a Biostar 939 tForce 6100 M-ATX board. Does anyone know if this on-board video is powerful enough to play WOW on reasonable settings? This is a system for one of my kids so I am trying to keep costs down. If not, what is a good add in card for that p...
by velvet45
Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Need good cooler for Biostar 939 Tforce (6100) board
Replies: 8
Views: 2371

Jaganath, Great, thanks, that looks good for my board then. I just got it in the mail yesterday so will let you all know how the build goes. Any advice on the fan for the heatsink? Right now I have the Panaflow on a fanmate and the chassis fans are hard-wired at 5 volts. I am still concerned about a...
by velvet45
Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Need good cooler for Biostar 939 Tforce (6100) board
Replies: 8
Views: 2371

Fabre, Thanks man. I do remember doing that with the old board when I installed this. I hope the new board has removable frame- does anyone have any experience with this board (Biostar tForce)? Also, I am wondering if I should switch to a better fan than the panaflow I am using now- it does not like...
by velvet45
Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:26 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Need good cooler for Biostar 939 Tforce (6100) board
Replies: 8
Views: 2371

Thanks guys! So the Ninja or XP-90 will fit this board? I had heard that some coolers like the Ninja might have problems with the motherboard retention mechanism, but maybe fine?
by velvet45
Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:34 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Need good cooler for Biostar 939 Tforce (6100) board
Replies: 8
Views: 2371

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60 views, and no responses...c'mon I expected someone on this forum to have some ideas!
Please- anybody??
by velvet45
Mon Jan 08, 2007 6:48 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Need good cooler for Biostar 939 Tforce (6100) board
Replies: 8
Views: 2371

Need good cooler for Biostar 939 Tforce (6100) board

I am upgrading the system in my signature to 939 board (Biostar 939 Tforce 6100), with Opteron 144 processor and X1950 Pro videocard with large AC cooler. What are my best options for HSF that will work with this mobo? The cooler on the VC looks rather large so I hope it does not cause clearance pro...
by velvet45
Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet- decent performance upgrade to older 754 based system
Replies: 15
Views: 3397

Thanks for the input everyone, I am learning by listening to all the input, Derek, I think I may just buy that Gigabyte 754 board, look for a G7600GT and crack a beer! The only passive 7600 GT I have found is a Gigabyte on Newegg. Its either that or a X1950 PRO. The Pro isn't horribly loud and much ...
by velvet45
Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet- decent performance upgrade to older 754 based system
Replies: 15
Views: 3397

Wolf, Thanks for the warning on the AM2 boards. I was not aware of the problems with those. I am presently contemplating either one of the 754 boards you and Derek have mentioned. They both benefit from an updated chipset (NF4) and looks like passive cooling which is good. I am also tempted to updat...
by velvet45
Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet- decent performance upgrade to older 754 based system
Replies: 15
Views: 3397

Derek and Wolf, Thanks! Great options there that I will seriously consider. One of the reasons I am not keen on total rebuild is cost. I still want to get some more use out of the IDE drives. If I go to a 939 board, I could still do that but would also have to invest in a processor. An AM2 board wou...
by velvet45
Sat Dec 02, 2006 6:39 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet- decent performance upgrade to older 754 based system
Replies: 15
Views: 3397

Andy, Thanks, and no I havent done any extensive testing of the boards AGP slot other than swapping cards around. I am not sure how to even test the slot. When the cards BOTH died they looked the same though- garbled output with lots of colors and random numbers on screen. Slipped in the older GF 4 ...
by velvet45
Sat Dec 02, 2006 5:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet- decent performance upgrade to older 754 based system
Replies: 15
Views: 3397

Quiet- decent performance upgrade to older 754 based system

I need to upgrade the family PC used primarily for gaming and web surfing etc. The current configuration is in signature but the video card has died- hence the desire to upgrade. I could just replace VC and stay with the current build but I have already gone that route and the BFG 7800GS I bought di...
by velvet45
Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:35 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Video card died- upgrade system or replace?
Replies: 11
Views: 3121

I ordered a bfg GS 7800 AGP card from Newegg and put it in but it died after only 4 hours of use! I am starting to lose faith in Nvidia or BFG, as this is the second card from them I have lost in a week and a half. I tested the 12 volt lead (Molex connection required by the cards) to ensure there wa...
by velvet45
Thu Oct 26, 2006 1:08 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Video card died- upgrade system or replace?
Replies: 11
Views: 3121

Cerberus,
Thats an amazing announcement- quite surprising for AGP users... might be a little life left in the old platform afterall!
by velvet45
Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:20 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 3200 _> 3800 in need of some more advice please
Replies: 5
Views: 1837

CKamc,
What type of processor are you running?- if its an A-64 it is highly unlikely that it is unable to feed data fast enough to your 6600GT.