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by Zillidot
Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:50 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Soft fan mounts for closed corner fans
Replies: 0
Views: 702

Soft fan mounts for closed corner fans

These fan mounts appear to be the same as the ones from Nexus. Has anyone used them before?
by Zillidot
Sat Oct 22, 2005 8:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silence my dad's P4 system....
Replies: 2
Views: 1021

I used to have an Abit IC7-G motherboard. The Zalman NB heatsinks don't come with the mounting hooks that your motherboard uses for the NB heatsink. But there is a way to construct your own - see this thread . As for me, I was lazy, so I just unplugged the NB fan, and it worked fine. That may or may...
by Zillidot
Wed Oct 19, 2005 4:42 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Mounting a 120mm Nexus on a Silverstone NT01?
Replies: 0
Views: 659

Mounting a 120mm Nexus on a Silverstone NT01?

I have a Silverstone NT01, and I'd like to strap a 120mm Nexus on it.

The mounting holes of course don't fit (as they were designed for 2x60mm fans...). I'm thinking of using zip-ties, but does anyone have better ideas?
by Zillidot
Sun Oct 16, 2005 4:21 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Passive cooling..
Replies: 6
Views: 2438

I used to run an Abit IC7-G with the northbridge fan unplugged. It's the same northbridge fan as your board, so you should be fine if you unplug it.
by Zillidot
Sun Oct 16, 2005 4:03 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New system, will this Krakatoa?
Replies: 4
Views: 1556

The SPCR P180 review has a sample build with a Phantom.

You'll definitely need a fan in the bottom chamber, otherwise you'll have no airflow in there at all. The Phantom needs a little bit of airflow to keep cool.
by Zillidot
Fri Oct 14, 2005 1:58 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quieting the loudest pc you have ever heard.
Replies: 23
Views: 7978

I had an Abit IC7-G, and I can attest that the northbridge fan is the most annoying thing ever :) I bought a Zalman NB47J to replace it, but mounting it was a problem as the original cooler uses mounting hooks, and the NB47J does not have mounting hooks. I didn't want to use epoxy, and I was too laz...
by Zillidot
Mon Oct 10, 2005 4:06 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: dead PSU? (probably not)
Replies: 4
Views: 1272

Thanks for the info! So it means the failure of a PSU to stay on may very well be the result of a flakey motherboard... I did a bit more testing last night. I found an old power supply, which is a bit underpowered on the 12V line for this system (but it should at least run for a few seconds). When I...
by Zillidot
Sun Oct 09, 2005 3:52 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: dead PSU? (probably not)
Replies: 4
Views: 1272

Unfortunately I have no spare PSU to test with :( I tried shorting the green and black wires to turn the PSU on (with a few fans plugged in, of course). The PSU stays on while the wires are connected, and turns off immediately when I disconnect the wires. Something else I noticed: when plugged into ...
by Zillidot
Sun Oct 09, 2005 5:57 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: dead PSU? (probably not)
Replies: 4
Views: 1272

dead PSU? (probably not)

My system: Abit IC7-G, P4 3.0 (Northwood), Radeon 9500 (with Zalman heatsink), Samsung SP0812C HDD No-name PSU modded with a slower fan controlled by a temperature controller that I made picture The way things are set up, the hot air from the CPU goes directly into the PSU. The temperature inside th...
by Zillidot
Sat May 14, 2005 8:06 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet 1.8" laptop drives?
Replies: 1
Views: 1252

Quiet 1.8" laptop drives?

I have a laptop (Toshiba Portege 2000) which is unusual in that it uses a 1.8" hard drive (Toshiba MK2003GAH). The problem is, this thing is LOUD - idle whine is quite noticeable, and seeks are audible from across the room.
Now I would like to replace it. Are there any quiet 1.8" drives out there?
by Zillidot
Wed Apr 13, 2005 7:42 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: heatsink for P4 2.4 478 socket ???
Replies: 9
Views: 2007

I have an Abit IC7-G motherboard which has the same noisy chipset fan. I just leave it unplugged, and it appears to work fine (I don't overclock). Later on I added a Zalman ZM-OP1 on my video card, which also directs a bit of airflow towards the chipset. You can see a picture here . I don't know if ...
by Zillidot
Tue Feb 22, 2005 12:47 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 3.0 versus 3.06 GHz Northwoods P4's
Replies: 5
Views: 1806

dfrost,
Thanks for the info! Hopefully I'll have time to try it soon, the stock NB fan is driving me crazy...
by Zillidot
Sat Feb 19, 2005 5:45 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 3.0 versus 3.06 GHz Northwoods P4's
Replies: 5
Views: 1806

Sorry for the offtopic post, but can I ask how you attached the NB32J to your motherboard? I have an Abit IC7-G, and I am trying to find an epoxyless way of mounting a fanless NB heatsink on it.