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by shoebox9
Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD 500GB single platter (Updated)
Replies: 19
Views: 23338

Cool, thanks for posting.
by shoebox9
Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:17 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Dell mini: fanless, diskless 2-pound 8.9"; $399
Replies: 13
Views: 10341

Mini 12 announced, though with h/d instead of SSD. Keyboard looks nice. Is it fanless? I was very interested, but the fan on my new E6500 (P8400, X4500, replaced h/d with SSD) just doesn't want to kick on while browsing, reading, running several not-too-intensive apps (for several hours at a time). ...
by shoebox9
Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Powerful but still quiet laptop
Replies: 17
Views: 21942

I'm the proud owner of a Dell E6500 (X4500, P8400, 4Gb, LED). I ended up with it almost by accident, but thought with a week's free trial, I'd give it a go. Result. I've spent the last 3 hours configuring it, downloading software (firefox, etc), and I still don't know what the fan sounds like, becau...
by shoebox9
Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:41 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Netbooks Saving PC Sales in Economic Downturn
Replies: 14
Views: 19746

I'm surprised no one seems to be talking about the Dell Mini9 (and reported sightings of a Mini 12 accidently splashed on one of their sites) seeing it (they) HAVE NO MOVING PARTS!!! I bought a Wyse X90le thin client (notebook designed for remote log-in) to get a net book with no moving parts (ie to...
by shoebox9
Mon Jul 07, 2008 4:38 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Lenovo Thinkpad T61 fanless operation
Replies: 19
Views: 18894

Wow, this sounds like quite a breakthrough.

Others trying this sort of thing have often reported the dreaded Intel CPU low voltage whine? Is there any high pitched noise if you put your ear down near the keyboard?
by shoebox9
Sun Jul 06, 2008 4:35 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Lenovo Thinkpad T61 fanless operation
Replies: 19
Views: 18894

Re: Lenovo Thinkpad T61 fanless operation

When running at 800mhz and fan stopped with tpfancontrol, cpu temperature is around 60 celsius in light use, and tops out at 80-85 celsius degrees while loaded 100% with Intel TAT or Orthos for several hours (no throttling). Other temperatures remain below 60. Can you set 0.85v in BIOS, or is that ...
by shoebox9
Sun Jul 06, 2008 4:28 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: List of fanless laptops
Replies: 156
Views: 236129

The Panasonic CF-18 had a fan, but it's update, the CF-19 (sporting among other things, a faster CPU- duo 2 core U7500) is fanless. "Water and dust proofing is essential to a healthy notebook. So we've created a fan-less design to avoid dust and other particles being sucked into the body of the comp...
by shoebox9
Sat May 31, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Lenovo Thinkpad T61 fanless operation
Replies: 19
Views: 18894

did you try some undervolting with rmclock? i just use that and in lowest mhz the cpu allows, and lowest voltage the mobo allows the fan basicly never turns on. I tried this on a T2010 (1.2 duo, x3100) and running RMclock taxed the system so much that temps went up, and the fan on much faster than ...
by shoebox9
Sat May 31, 2008 5:45 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: New small FANLESS pre-built
Replies: 4
Views: 5383

New small FANLESS pre-built

Hi Folks,

I recently stumbled across this guy and was impressed by it's specs. Much smaller than a notebook (though not as thin) with a duo 2 core CPU. Apollogies if it's been disucussed before.
by shoebox9
Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:43 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Widespread Laptop Whining / Buzzing problem
Replies: 48
Views: 71780

Is this problem only with Core2Duos or Turions as well? As stated previously in this thread, it's only an Intel problem. However what I don't know is whether it also effects the u7600 1.2 ? The rest of the family is effected, but I'm yet to find a post with a U7600 owner complaining of a buzz ??? A...
by shoebox9
Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: UnderVolting Penryns for <<< heat guide
Replies: 0
Views: 2665

UnderVolting Penryns for <<< heat guide

Here is a nice thread (with further links) that anyone wanting to under-volt their notebook may be interesting in. The cool thing is, you just close RMClock to disable the effect and get back full CPU power when needed. I should add, the poster of the linked thread is claiming 24dC idle & 47dC full...
by shoebox9
Tue Mar 18, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: List of fanless laptops
Replies: 156
Views: 236129

I've been having an interesting chat about some Fujitsu notebook tablets. The T2010 (u7600 + x3100) apparently runs low CPU tasks well with no fan in battery mode, but not when plugged in. With 7-8h's battery life, the later isn't much of an issue. In Australia it comes as standard with a detachable...
by shoebox9
Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:22 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: List of fanless laptops
Replies: 156
Views: 236129

Thanks for your post.

It seems the spacier/thicker 14" models are better for heat dissiaption than the ultra slims, but only the ultra slims have the low heat CPUs :(
by shoebox9
Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:32 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: List of fanless laptops
Replies: 156
Views: 236129

Despite my earlier post, I could not get my D420 fan under control. I sold it and bought a used, but mint condition, Dell X1 on ebay. It is totally fanless. Could you describe how often the fan was coming in at low CPU usage? A reviewer of the D430 claimed the fan "hardly ever came on" (when not te...
by shoebox9
Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Powerful but still quiet laptop
Replies: 17
Views: 21942

How often does the fan come on at idle?
by shoebox9
Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Dells with SSD's
Replies: 6
Views: 5785

UPDATE- I've since PM'ed the poster mentioned above, and he said the fan in his XPSm1330's definately stay off longer with an SSD installed. They now stay off "the majority of the time." Of course this could 51%, or 95% .. :? My Dell money's still on the Vostro 1400. From the repair manual pics it a...
by shoebox9
Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:21 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: FAN control & START/STOP temps: Mini Reviews | ADD YOURS
Replies: 27
Views: 39953

This thread ought to be a Sticky. I bought a T41 for A$350 via E-Bay. It's a very nice Notebook with T series accessories available, AND RUNS PASSIVELY ALL DAY if you don't max out the CPU. Only problem, I tried adding a Transend 32Gb SSD with no success. I'm not sure whether to keep trying SSD's fo...
by shoebox9
Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Customizing a Sony VAIO SZ? Any good online stores?
Replies: 2
Views: 3026

Don't by a Sony if you want to use a SSD in it down the track. They just don't work in a long string of Sony notebooks.
by shoebox9
Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:10 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Cheap silent notebook for SSD and external KVM?
Replies: 3
Views: 4592

The Vostro 1400 is a better bet than the 1500. How long will it run with no fan? I'll be able to post in a month or so as I plan to buy one, but it should outperform every other new Dell I've been able to find specs on. Most of my digging has been based on working through the manuals to see how many...
by shoebox9
Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:53 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Dells with SSD's
Replies: 6
Views: 5785

Really! :shock:

I'm new to the world of Notebooks, and coming from 15w 7200rpm 3.5' drives, 3w's of heat seems simply amazing!?? Are you talking 2.5" or 1.8" drives?
by shoebox9
Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:46 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Dells with SSD's
Replies: 6
Views: 5785

Dells with SSD's

A prolific poster at NotebookReview.com claims the fan in his XPS 1330 no longer comes on during normal use (ie unless CPU intensive use, or using an external monitor) now that he's installed a SSD. He's had two at a time with SSD's, so it can't be a fluke, however lots of non-noise-sensitive people...
by shoebox9
Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:58 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: dell latitude D630...
Replies: 9
Views: 9257

How is the fan noise? Can it run at low CPU useage with fan off?
by shoebox9
Sat Oct 13, 2007 7:46 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Liquid cooling a 1000W PSU
Replies: 9
Views: 3099

Submerged cooling is cheap, but you need some clear thinking. Read this thread for some tips on the various issues involved. I personally wouldn't bother sumberging just to replace one 120mm fan (in the PSU) with another (on a single rad), but you could use a 3x 120 rad passively or a 2x 120 with ul...
by shoebox9
Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:26 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Solid-State PSU Cooling: Beyond the Pail!
Replies: 68
Views: 38690

I wish a v2 of the i-RAM, holding more RAM and with SATA2, would appear.

Oh well. :(

Sorry, thread hijack.
by shoebox9
Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:40 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Solid-State PSU Cooling: Beyond the Pail!
Replies: 68
Views: 38690

Isochroma, I believe you've done it. I've been on forums the net over, during the last 3 years discussing submerged cooling. There have been some very smart people researching all sorts of exotic oil properties, particularly mineral oils. All in search of the perfect replacement for 3M's horrendousl...
by shoebox9
Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:41 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Solid-State PSU Cooling: Beyond the Pail!
Replies: 68
Views: 38690

At what temp does the coconut oil melt? It seems ideal for submerging a whole PC in, except for the danger that hot components may cook before enough of the oil had melted...?

Any comments?
by shoebox9
Sun Oct 01, 2006 4:22 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Ionic Breeze PC Cooling rig
Replies: 84
Views: 80938

Yes, maybe the last 3" (or whatever) could be a grounded chimney extension (ie use an insulating rubber gasket)- both increasing the chimney "draw" effect due to extra length, and collecting the worst of the grime.
by shoebox9
Sun Oct 01, 2006 3:43 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 8.7dBA 120mm Fan moves 33.5CFM !!!?
Replies: 2
Views: 2057

8.7dBA 120mm Fan moves 33.5CFM !!!?

Sorry if this has been posted before, but it seems to have slipped under the radar of SPCR so far? I noticed the following Scythe fan around 1 month ago, not sure how long it's been around for. http://www.pccasegear.com/prod3491.htm Claimed 8.7 dBA due to fluid bearings and magneticly positioned sha...
by shoebox9
Sun Oct 01, 2006 3:20 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Ionic Breeze PC Cooling rig
Replies: 84
Views: 80938

My sister's Ionic Breeze was making a continuous crackling sound of about 20dB at one meter. 20db @ 1m. Has it been cleaned recently? I really like the sound of a pipe based ion wind generator. A couple of pipes in parallel could run vertically out of a case (ie exhausting heat), and would (could b...
by shoebox9
Sun Jul 23, 2006 7:17 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: lloyd case's extremetech article on a silent pc
Replies: 10
Views: 5836

Keep reading.

There are plenty of high power PC projects here. Even near silent dual CPU + SLI, it's all possible if you are happy to water cool and mod your case for low air flow (ie get the air to the right areas).