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by RonG
Mon May 09, 2005 1:55 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan Idea - captured, swept *back* blades
Replies: 20
Views: 5037

This article discusses air conditioner fans, but has some ideas that might be applied to smaller ones. Specifically, they talk about using foam to close the gap between the shroud and the blades of the fan, and letting the fan blades wear out a groove in the foam if there is some overlap. They also ...
by RonG
Fri Apr 22, 2005 9:47 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 7700 AlCu driving me maaaaaad
Replies: 36
Views: 11653

I also hung the exhaust fan outside the case - there would have been no room for the 140 mm inside, and the 120mm was just too thick for the duct to fit.
by RonG
Fri Apr 22, 2005 9:45 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 7700 AlCu driving me maaaaaad
Replies: 36
Views: 11653

When I first ducted my zalman 7700 aclu to the back I used a 120vac 120mm sleevebearing fan running at half speed(surplus at Princess Auto), and kept my temps in the low thirties at idle, and low to mid 40s at load. Now I have a 140mm 24vdv papst 6424 at 960 rpm (also from Princess Auto) at the back...
by RonG
Thu Apr 21, 2005 9:25 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 7700 AlCu driving me maaaaaad
Replies: 36
Views: 11653

Sorry, I just noticed that you didn't mention a rear exhaust fan.
by RonG
Thu Apr 21, 2005 9:22 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 7700 AlCu driving me maaaaaad
Replies: 36
Views: 11653

Lose the fan and duct it to the rear exhaust fan.
by RonG
Sun Apr 10, 2005 11:07 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 140mm fan specs? what are the cfm ratings for these Globes??
Replies: 5
Views: 2045

I have a papst 24v 140mm. At 960 rpm I can't hear it, and it keeps the temps in the low 30s (amd64 3000, not idle: with mp3 player, browser, downloader working). At 1200 rpm I can hear the air it moves but it drops temps about 2-3 C degrees. I notice that I can feel its exhaust even 6" back and 6" t...
by RonG
Fri Apr 08, 2005 2:40 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What is a good construction material (for ducts, etc)?
Replies: 16
Views: 2929

@Sundevil

The stuff is very easy to cut with any knife. Even scissors can do, it they're metal.

To join the stuff I use a variety of glues ( some don't work with some plastics), or cable ties passed through slits in the plastic, or I might use a soldering iron to weld pieces.
by RonG
Fri Apr 08, 2005 2:37 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: XP-120 , XP-90, or Zalman 7000B-cu??
Replies: 25
Views: 6698

I'm using a Zalman 7700 AlCu, without the fan but ducted to a 140mm exhaust fan running at 960 rpm, and it seems to be doing a good job.
Room temperature is 26C, MB 35C, CPU 36C while running browser, bitcomet, filemanager.
When I play a game the temp goes up to 45C.
by RonG
Fri Apr 08, 2005 11:58 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What is a good construction material (for ducts, etc)?
Replies: 16
Views: 2929

I used corrugated plastic, which I bought from a good art supply store; it cost about $20CAN for an 8'x4' sheet.
Michaels crafts stores have them for about $9CAN for a 30"x40" sheet.
by RonG
Tue Apr 05, 2005 10:37 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Stock backplate or Zalman backplate?
Replies: 16
Views: 5043

In my system (asus k8v-x) there is no distance between the Zalman and the cpu. I had a look at the backplate on my motherboard, and just decided that all the troubles that others have gone through to remove it just didn't seem worthwhile. If I hadn't had those motherboard standoffs, I would have gon...
by RonG
Mon Apr 04, 2005 1:39 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sonata intake mod questions
Replies: 8
Views: 2360

After a few months, a few little dots of dust isn't much, especially if it's on the floor. Maybe you could just tape some dryer softener cloths to the inside. You might also try what I'm going to do in the couple of days. I've been using cheap food containers (like Tupperware) to control the airflow...
by RonG
Sat Apr 02, 2005 8:21 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Stock backplate or Zalman backplate?
Replies: 16
Views: 5043

The problem with using the brass standoffs that a) they dont fit, the have a different type of screw, and b) even if they did, you would not get enough pressure downwards, as they are designed to go all the was down and contact the motherboard, but in this case the metal from the brack that sticks ...
by RonG
Sat Apr 02, 2005 11:30 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Stock backplate or Zalman backplate?
Replies: 16
Views: 5043

Use the stock plate but use brass motherboard standoffs in the posts.
by RonG
Fri Apr 01, 2005 3:36 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Asus A8N Temp monitor with Zal 7700AlCu
Replies: 10
Views: 2760

I might try using the calibration method if I could understand what 'B. Adjust the FSB to the next level' means, and how to do it. I think it might mean adjust the front side bus, and I could do that in the BIOS, but that would mean rebooting. Still, I am NOT sure that that is what is meant. Is it? ...
by RonG
Mon Mar 28, 2005 2:24 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Can the xp-120 be oriented differently?
Replies: 3
Views: 1441

In case anyone is planning their system to include the xp-120 they should know that some motherboards also orient the socket differently. For example the DFI shown here: http://www.xtremeresources.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=52&page=3 orients it at 90 degree...
by RonG
Thu Mar 24, 2005 5:52 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Time for a DIY case! (but I'm scared! :/)
Replies: 7
Views: 2409

I know many have psu ducts, but they all seem to be front to back. I was wondering if anyone had done frome side to side, and how they dealt with cabling issues, and how the result sounded.
by RonG
Wed Mar 23, 2005 11:20 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Time for a DIY case! (but I'm scared! :/)
Replies: 7
Views: 2409

Has anyone ever tried setting up the power supply to draw from the outside of one side of the case, and blow to the outside of the other side of the case, without any of that air going into the rest of the case? It might be a little awkward with the cables, and put the switch in an unconventional lo...
by RonG
Wed Mar 23, 2005 11:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Do any of you guys leave your PCI slots uncovered?
Replies: 12
Views: 4284

I have a 120mm fan blowing down on my agp card, and I use a cut-up plastic food container to direct part of that flow out the two pci slots below it.
by RonG
Wed Mar 23, 2005 12:44 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Can the xp-120 be oriented differently?
Replies: 3
Views: 1441

Can the xp-120 be oriented differently?

Can someone tell me if the xp-120 can be oriented on an amd64 MB (asus k8v-x) so that air can blow through fins straight to the rear exhaust?
This would place the ends of the heatpipes either next to the ps or next to the agp card.
by RonG
Sat Mar 19, 2005 11:40 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Any good temp monitor/fan controller?
Replies: 24
Views: 12429

halfpower: I don't know, but I imagine that they would; after all they would still be getting a signal if the fan was turning. Just in case you might want to know, I've decided to try the Aerogate 3 ( even with my dislike of the previous version ). It permits manual control, turning off of fans ( at...
by RonG
Sat Mar 19, 2005 12:56 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Any good temp monitor/fan controller?
Replies: 24
Views: 12429

I've been looking for the same thing. So far I've found these: Thermaltake Hardcano 12 - 4 fan controllers - 4 temperature monitors, alarms - trip points every ten degrees - 4 temp sensors - displays temp, rpm - fans controlled in auto or manual mode - switched capacitor PWM - fans CANNOT be set to ...
by RonG
Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:54 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: *Update* Using Zalman HS´s with motherboard backplate!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 3372

Or you could do what I did and use motherboard standoffs screwed into the posts of the backplane.
by RonG
Tue Mar 15, 2005 5:47 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Why does the aerogate not let me set fan speed?
Replies: 10
Views: 3249

teejay: The 140 mm fan is a Papst 6424 24 vdc 1.1 amp fan, which I purchased at Princess Auto. The unit does not run the fan at max; I think the fan can run at 3000. The vga fan is an Antec 120mm. I suspect that since most vga fans are 40-50mm and run at a few thousand rpm that the fan is programmed...
by RonG
Sun Mar 13, 2005 9:25 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Why does the aerogate not let me set fan speed?
Replies: 10
Views: 3249

I have little control: I turn the knob to the left and fan speeds go down slightly and then move up again. This is worst for my vga card. I have a ti4200 with zalman heatsink, and a 120mm fan cooling it. The Aerogate insists on running it at 2000rpm no matter how often I turn it down. My 140mm exhau...
by RonG
Fri Mar 11, 2005 6:38 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Why does the aerogate not let me set fan speed?
Replies: 10
Views: 3249

What was the point of that comment?
by RonG
Fri Mar 11, 2005 5:56 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Why does the aerogate not let me set fan speed?
Replies: 10
Views: 3249

Why does the aerogate not let me set fan speed?

I just got an Aerogate 2 to monitor temps, and set fan speeds. Now it won't let me set fan speeds. I set them lower, and then they go up again even though temps are still in the low 30s. Is it because I didn't connect the cpu fan to this piece of crap?
by RonG
Thu Mar 10, 2005 1:00 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 140mm - 14cm fans....any out there ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1740

http://www.princessauto.com/PAcountry.cfm?CTRY=CAN&INF=sur These stores have some fans in their surplus section, but it doesn't show up on their web page; you will probably have to call them. So far I've purchased: 1. a 120mmx38mm 120vac Accuflow sleevebearing fan, which I ran at half speed using a...
by RonG
Wed Mar 09, 2005 11:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for rubber/vibration damping case feet
Replies: 8
Views: 3012

I just used sponge rubber hockey pucks I picked up for a buck apiece.
by RonG
Tue Mar 08, 2005 6:26 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: LP4 molex power connectors and pins - where?
Replies: 4
Views: 1559

Thanks.

This site looks like the likliest Canadian supplier:

http://www.adpmods.com/case-modding/Con ... c-162.html
by RonG
Tue Mar 08, 2005 3:24 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: LP4 molex power connectors and pins - where?
Replies: 4
Views: 1559

LP4 molex power connectors and pins - where?

I've been looking for these, and I can only find them for ridiculous prices - like $3CAN for one plug or 4 pins. It seems I can find everything but these plugs and pins. I've looked throught the whole DigiKey catalogue and I can't see them. RP Electronics here in Canada sells similiar (but not the s...