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by atomidude
Sun Jun 11, 2006 4:32 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SilenX Luxurae Hard Drive Silencer - any good?
Replies: 27
Views: 9421

well, i live with the luxurae for well over a year now. it silenced my hdd significantly without killing it, as some might think. my setup was very, very quiet, with everything inside passive and with the only fan i use for cooling the whole system, a 120mm orange Nexus, spinning at 700rpm. problem ...
by atomidude
Mon Mar 20, 2006 12:34 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Disabling Windows Virtual Memory?
Replies: 8
Views: 3389

i disabled the pagefile months ago on my XP Pro PC that has 2GB RAM. never had a problem with it. my advice is to try it, it can't go that wrong :)
sure, helps to have plenty of RAM, such as 2GB+
by atomidude
Wed Dec 14, 2005 3:05 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: OT: Large Drives in USB Enclosures
Replies: 8
Views: 3736

the enclosure might be faulty. have you tried the hdd in some other usb box?
by atomidude
Fri Sep 30, 2005 4:46 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HTPC video cards
Replies: 7
Views: 2904

the e-shop i ordered the card at has no stock for the 6200/128bit, so i got a Abit Radeon 9250 with 128MB RAM/64bit. will get the 6200 later. my HTPC works great with the slower 9250: great HDTV, beautiful DVD playback, DivX great, too. for now is enough for my needs. i should try a WMHD (Step Into ...
by atomidude
Fri Sep 30, 2005 4:40 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best Fanless Videocard
Replies: 8
Views: 3456

How do you underclock the GPU ? you mean use proggies like ATITool ? then forget it, I don't want another thing running in the background and slowing down my start-up time, but if i can change it through control panel or something, then it would be fine. no need for background proggies! try coolbit...
by atomidude
Tue Sep 27, 2005 7:52 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HTPC video cards
Replies: 7
Views: 2904

i have the same dilema: just built a HTPC with a S3 crap video chip onboard. it wouldn't display properly at 1280 X 768 on my 32" LCD, so I need a VGA card. after reading a lot of reviews and comments on forums, my decision was nvidia 6200 128MB RAM with 128bit bus. why? because is a new chip, it ha...
by atomidude
Tue Sep 27, 2005 7:40 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best Fanless Videocard
Replies: 8
Views: 3456

i would say Gigabyte 6800, without a doubt. using one for over a year now, never gad an issue. for about a month i downclock the core only in 2D mode to 200 MHz from 325 MHz stock. the idle temperature is low 30s C now, down from mid 40s. and 9.9k/!8.9k in edmark 03/01 is not that sluggish, either :...
by atomidude
Thu Sep 15, 2005 2:58 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SilenX Luxurae Hard Drive Silencer - any good?
Replies: 27
Views: 9421

spiffy, just make sure you blow some air through the luxurae. for instance, you could install the hdd packed inside the enclosure at the bottom of your case, behind the front intake fan. it doesn't have to be a fast fan, a Nexus at 600rpm would suffice. that should keep the drive cool'n'quiet :) som...
by atomidude
Sun Aug 28, 2005 1:30 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: So I got this 120MM Aluminum cooler master and...
Replies: 12
Views: 3471

so, where can we buy them? any links anyone? :)
by atomidude
Sat Aug 27, 2005 11:37 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: So I got this 120MM Aluminum cooler master and...
Replies: 12
Views: 3471

i've been waiting for over 6 months now to get my hands on one of these... could you please tell us, how does it undervolt? any noise when using PWM?
by atomidude
Tue Aug 23, 2005 3:19 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Aerocool Turbine 120mm 16 Blade Fan
Replies: 3
Views: 2024

i've got one of those. not too bad, undervolts really well (got down to 320 rpm) but NEXUS is better. too loud for me at 12.0V, much louder than the NEXUS despite the rating...
by atomidude
Sat Aug 13, 2005 7:18 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silent Fans in Australia?
Replies: 55
Views: 15946

jermaink wrote:3 redundant ones? Why not use them as case fans?
...because i strongly believe that one fan cools all if you use it in the right spot :D http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=19874

i ordered 4 to recover my expenses, not worth getting only one shipped.
by atomidude
Sat Aug 13, 2005 1:06 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silent Fans in Australia?
Replies: 55
Views: 15946

i've got 3 "redundant" Nexus fans, 120mm. brand new, in original box, ready to go :) if anybody interested, please pm me
by atomidude
Wed Aug 10, 2005 4:24 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Found: Panaflo 80/92mm BX fans in Australia
Replies: 5
Views: 2723

forget about Panaflos! order some real Nexus stuff at www.endpcnoise.com
i got 4 120mm Nexus for A$108, that's $27.00 each, delivered in 8 days! there's no aussie retailer to compete with that atm.
by atomidude
Fri Aug 05, 2005 2:41 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: one fan Athlon64 3000+ rig
Replies: 12
Views: 9872

Update: I just got NEXUSED! Replaced the Aerocool Turbine with an ugly orange Nexus fan. ;) Idle, the computer needs only 700rpm of this amazing fan to stay cool! Forget about any other fans, PAPST, Panaflo, whatever... This IS the quiet fan! Now just imagine my rig, with everything on passive cooli...
by atomidude
Wed Jul 27, 2005 1:11 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Underclocking a 6800:would it damage the gpu?
Replies: 12
Views: 3667

you are right Jazz, video applications do bump the frequency back to stock. i use a hdtv card, if the software is on, even minimised, the temperature goes back to stock speed values. not that's an issue, but it is nice to know :)
by atomidude
Mon Jul 25, 2005 12:24 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silent Fans in Australia?
Replies: 55
Views: 15946

i got the 4412FGL PAPST from http://www.lownoisepc.com
not quiet at 12V, down to 7V still not good enough for me... so yeah, my advice, if you are looking for really quiet fans, PAPST is not what you need imo
looking forward to get these orange Nexus wonders. they are like a week away now :)
by atomidude
Sun Jul 24, 2005 6:46 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Underclocking a 6800:would it damage the gpu?
Replies: 12
Views: 3667

Yes, but now it's been undervolted for more than 2 hours, and no sign of changes in the T-Balancer. well, that's strange... are you sure the gpu is underclocked? make sure you underclock the 2D mode only, otherwise there's no effect at idle... if it is slowed down, at what frequency is it running n...
by atomidude
Sun Jul 24, 2005 6:21 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silent Fans in Australia?
Replies: 55
Views: 15946

Slidax wrote:well they arrived today
so Slidax, how quiet are they? enjoying the silence you are? :)
i just ordered 4, paid US$81.00 including postage.
that's about $27.00 each, delivered! heck, i had to pay $40.00 for a noisy PAPST, so AU$27.00 for a Nexus, delivered, is sweet as
by atomidude
Sun Jul 24, 2005 3:31 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Underclocking a 6800:would it damage the gpu?
Replies: 12
Views: 3667

peterson, it takes some time for the temperature of a heavy heatsink to get down, there's some thermal inertia... the chip cools down much faster, it weights only a few mg :D i love it, the only reason i had to keep my Aerocool Turbine at 800 rpm was the vga. just hate to see it idle above 50C. now ...
by atomidude
Sat Jul 23, 2005 8:27 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Underclocking a 6800:would it damage the gpu?
Replies: 12
Views: 3667

thanks for your reply gforce1! still testing, for over two hours now my gpu runs at 200MHz. no sign of artefacts, it seems to run whitout issues so far. temperature idle is an amazing 32C now, down from 48-50C! i would not underclock the vga ram, there's not much use in it since they don't generate ...
by atomidude
Sat Jul 23, 2005 5:49 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Underclocking a 6800:would it damage the gpu?
Replies: 12
Views: 3667

Underclocking a 6800:would it damage the gpu?

i just underclocked my Gigabyte fanless 6800 down to 200MHz from stock 325MHz for 2D only. by doing that the idle temperature dropped 16C. would this damage it? just concerned that when i start a 3D application the frequency goes back to 325MHz instantly... anyway, would be nice to use the card this...
by atomidude
Wed Jul 13, 2005 4:06 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Display GPU temps in games?
Replies: 11
Views: 3447

dfrost wrote:With Motherboard Monitor as the data collection software, you could use MBMLog to record the values and review them later.
speedfan can log, too. just make sure the logging is active for everything you wanna monitor, then fire those games and 3dmarks :D
by atomidude
Sun Jul 03, 2005 5:52 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless Gigabyte cards.... how effective?
Replies: 18
Views: 6125

Jaer, there's nothing wrong with vga temperatures in speedfan. i trust those readings, i also checked the drivers temps, they're the same. i also trust my fingers! idle the heatsink is not too hot, no way it would be 50 + 20 C as you suggested... and let me tell you, that passive cooling on the card...
by atomidude
Sun Jul 03, 2005 2:52 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless Gigabyte cards.... how effective?
Replies: 18
Views: 6125

here's my system http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=19874 with everything on passive cooling inside, including the 6800. i've got a 120mm Aerocool Turbine blowing on the vga/cpu/chipset area at 750rpm. the vga is idle high 40s, load bellow 70, all Celsius. i think that's more than reas...
by atomidude
Sat Jul 02, 2005 10:15 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My New Antec P180! With Excellent Cable Management
Replies: 103
Views: 76111

dynamiks, try the new Aerocool Turbine fans, they are silent and look much better than the Coolermaster ones, hands down! they also push more air than regular 120mm fans at the same speed. i've got the titanium version, looks great, the light is not too bright and yes, they are supersilent at 750rpm...
by atomidude
Sat Jul 02, 2005 10:03 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My New Antec P180! With Excellent Cable Management
Replies: 103
Views: 76111

I agree MonsterMac, Coolermaster led fans are not even close to 22dBA! i thought CM is a reliable and serious company... well, i've got now yet another quiet 120mm fan (mind you, on paper only), getting dusted in my shed :(
by atomidude
Fri Jul 01, 2005 6:02 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: one fan Athlon64 3000+ rig
Replies: 12
Views: 9872

update: turned the hdd 180 deg, so less cable clutter where it counts ;)
and i have access to the fanmate now without opening the case, for even better fan speed control.

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by atomidude
Wed Jun 29, 2005 4:53 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silent Fans in Australia?
Replies: 55
Views: 15946

we might get lucky fellow aussies: http://www.nexustek.nl/latest_news.htm 14 April, 2005 "Distribution set up for New Zealand & Australia. Krome Technologies established in Auckland in 2000 specializes in leading edge computer technologies. Krome now kicks off with the Nexus products and will handle...
by atomidude
Thu Jun 23, 2005 1:54 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silent Fans in Australia?
Replies: 55
Views: 15946

group buy, yeah, i would be in for two 120mm Nexus fans :)