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by timmytimmytimmy
Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:51 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gigabyte GV-N66256DP Fanless Graphics Card
Replies: 21
Views: 18104

In page two of the arcticle you say that the small heatsink is for the GPU, and the large heatsinks are for the board... I think that the big ones are for the GPU (and perhaps memory) while the small one is for the HSI chip or whatever you call it (PCIe->AGP conversion). Yes, that is correct. The s...
by timmytimmytimmy
Fri Mar 10, 2006 1:06 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Coolest AGP card for headless server?
Replies: 12
Views: 2818

Re: Coolest AGP card for headless server?

Perhaps I'm being silly, but why would a headless server need a graphics card?
The computer won't boot without an AGP card
by timmytimmytimmy
Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:06 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Experiences with a Gigabyte 6600GT Silentpipe
Replies: 87
Views: 53710

Bumping an old thread.. but does anyone else find that their PCB is starting to bend/warp??

Check out this photo of my graphics card, I've added in a straight line for reference.. I really hope it doesn't affect my card!!

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by timmytimmytimmy
Fri Feb 24, 2006 5:40 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec Super Lanboy - hehehe suspension update
Replies: 16
Views: 10300

Very nice work! I love the cable management. One suggestion, you might want to get rid of the front 120mm fan grill (under the plastic hood) - it probably only makes more turbulence (and hence, more noise) With regard to the HDDs, you could try suspending them using elastic. I've successfully suspen...
by timmytimmytimmy
Wed Jan 25, 2006 6:56 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: PC Air Conditioner?
Replies: 4
Views: 1663

There is also the Waffer Air conditioner unit, a 5.25" device - I think it blows across a peltier. And there was one other case I saw before, but can't find anymore it had basically an AC unit built in, with a 92mm fan at the front on the AC unit. It was located at the front intake location, essenti...
by timmytimmytimmy
Sun Dec 25, 2005 3:41 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Experiences with a Gigabyte 6600GT Silentpipe
Replies: 87
Views: 53710

As much as there are problems with Gigabyte's fanless graphics cards, I still commend Gigabyte for developing them in the first place - as far as I am concerned they were one of the first to develop such passive cooling solutions for the mainstream nVIDIA graphics cards. While they are problematic f...
by timmytimmytimmy
Sun Dec 04, 2005 5:45 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Experiences with a Gigabyte 6600GT Silentpipe
Replies: 87
Views: 53710

If you saw my above post, I added a fan on the bottom of the case. It was too noisy, and in true SPCR fashion I ditched it all together. But now summer is starting to kick in, with temps in the low 30s (outside, maybe a little cooler inside my room). Motherboard temps reading in at 45 degrees, CPU a...
by timmytimmytimmy
Mon Nov 28, 2005 7:45 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro - Socket 775 HSF
Replies: 36
Views: 102958

Page 5, last paragraph: "stomp all over the 7000s at the full 12V speed, but hey are close in price".

Should be a "they" instead, small typo. Otherwise interesting to see how the tightly packed fins affects the performance of the heatsink.
by timmytimmytimmy
Tue Nov 22, 2005 4:57 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Phantom Users Poll
Replies: 211
Views: 256338

Re: Another one bites the dust...

zenith wrote:Guess what, another Phantom just died in my arms.
Sounds romantic.. :lol:

Well, my Phantom is quietly (or silently, should I say) struggling through the heat.. Summer is approaching.. and the power supply (and case panels) get extremely warm... we shall see how it fares..
by timmytimmytimmy
Tue Oct 18, 2005 9:50 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 929122

The shortcoming of this settup is the lack of airflow to the bottom of the hard drive. Watch your harddrive temps with SpeedFan or some other temp monitoring software. Change the mounting setup if the HD temp goes too high. How important is it to check the temps? Before using the bubblewrap, it was...
by timmytimmytimmy
Fri Oct 14, 2005 9:04 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: GlacialTech SilentBlade - new contender on 120 mm market?
Replies: 81
Views: 31491

jermaink wrote:Does it seem to be the clear plastic, or something to do with the fan/motor itself (wondering whether it'll effect the black solid plastic version as well).
If you are referring to me, I think its something to do with the motor itself, not the plastic.
by timmytimmytimmy
Thu Oct 13, 2005 10:44 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 929122

The HDD is mounted into the Antec drive sled, which sits ontop of the clear boxes which they ship hard drives in, and is held using the two red rubber bands. Inside the clear box is full of bubble wrap... Probably not as good as suspending a hard drive, but it is extremely effective. Virtually all ...
by timmytimmytimmy
Thu Oct 13, 2005 5:10 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 929122

Not exactly suspension. This is a Seagate 80GB HDD that vibrates a lot. I didn't hard mount it to the computer since it made so much vibration, that the steel panels would vibrate and resonate and drown out everything else. I resorted to putting onto one of the Antec drive sleds and sitting it on th...
by timmytimmytimmy
Mon Oct 10, 2005 5:36 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Stress a 6600GT video card?
Replies: 8
Views: 2779

My card temperature shot up extremly high when running both rthdribl along with prime95 and 3dmark03. My computer was extremly slowed down by this, it took several minuts to even get all the programs running simultaniously. But when I did, my load temperature shot from 62C to 85C! 62 is the max I h...
by timmytimmytimmy
Fri Oct 07, 2005 6:01 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Stress a 6600GT video card?
Replies: 8
Views: 2779

rthdribl is good. I pronounce it "rt-dribble" As for games, Age of Empires III heats up my card even hotter than rthdribl for some reason - and it started artifacting - whereas rthdribl, ATI tool and looped 3dmark05 never artifacted. Surprising huh? PS. Age of Empires III settings were all set to th...
by timmytimmytimmy
Fri Sep 30, 2005 6:01 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: GlacialTech SilentBlade - new contender on 120 mm market?
Replies: 81
Views: 31491

I think my Glacialtech fan has some noticeable bearing noise now. It makes clicking noises occsaionally when at full speed.

When you put your ear to it, it sounds like somethings whishing around in a liquid- is that bearing noise?
by timmytimmytimmy
Thu Sep 29, 2005 5:16 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Experiences with a Gigabyte 6600GT Silentpipe
Replies: 87
Views: 53710

Well, I've added a fan to my 'fanless' 6600GT. Drops load temps around 15 degrees Celsius (90 -->75) As you can see, I've wired it up to a switch on the PCI panel, and I only turn it on for gaming, and leave it on for a few minutes after to cool down the card. The fan itself isn't too noisy, I can h...
by timmytimmytimmy
Fri Sep 23, 2005 8:22 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Athlon XP 2700 - high temps
Replies: 6
Views: 1859

I have built a system with the Gigabyte mATX Socket A motherboard- not sure if its the same.. I think it was the GA7N400 model (SIS, VIA chipsets). Anyway, it reads at about 50 degrees idle, and 52 under full Prime95 load. Just dodgy motherboard readings. A somewhat more scientific test would be to ...
by timmytimmytimmy
Thu Sep 22, 2005 3:08 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Socket A Heatsink: Need a quiet one DESPERATELY!!
Replies: 24
Views: 8258

I hate to say, but I think that the HSF will not fit with the superlanboy. My WhisperRock IV (80mm) fan is about 8-9mm away from my PSU and I can't see how the 120mm typhoon will fit, unless the socket is quite far down the board, and the heatsink is "off center"
by timmytimmytimmy
Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:36 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Socket A Heatsink: Need a quiet one DESPERATELY!!
Replies: 24
Views: 8258

The Big Typhoon has a 120mm fan. You may have some clearance issues with the Antec Super Lanboy, since most Socket A motherboards put the CPU socket very close to the top of the motherboard, so heatsinks could have problems with the PSU so closeby. An ATX motherboard will have approximately 1cm clea...
by timmytimmytimmy
Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:27 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Super-silent Prescott 640 in a Coolermaster Centurion 530
Replies: 10
Views: 5195

Nice build, I like your cable management! My suggestions on possible places to cut down the noise(if you are not happy with it): - Have you tried removing the front intake fan- you could possibly cut down on noise there, with not much effect on temps. - Remove the PSU fan grill and the grill on the ...
by timmytimmytimmy
Fri Sep 09, 2005 3:51 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Experiences with a Gigabyte 6600GT Silentpipe
Replies: 87
Views: 53710

I played AOEIII again, with the graphics card set to 'auto overclocking' and no green artifacts.. Just out of interest- what does the 'auto overclocking mode' mean? Does it overclock the card based on load?? Like Cool 'n Quiet in a sense? Edit: I've downclocked to 550 and 1.16ghz and no artifacts :w...
by timmytimmytimmy
Fri Sep 09, 2005 2:32 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Experiences with a Gigabyte 6600GT Silentpipe
Replies: 87
Views: 53710

I ran into my first problems with the 6600GT today. I downloaded the Age of Empires III demo, and proceeded to test out the eye candy :wink: . 1280x1024 full details, shaders etc.. After about 20 minutes, green blocks starting popping up on my monitor, and then I alt-tabbed back out to check my GPU ...
by timmytimmytimmy
Tue Aug 02, 2005 10:41 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: One fan Sonata
Replies: 10
Views: 2761

While I can't lay claim to having a one-fan system, I have 2 fans. One on the CPU heatsink, and the rear 120mm fan acts as an intake. As a result, warm air comes out the front, which is nice for warming my hands. My system remains relatively cool, I have undervolted my CPU.
by timmytimmytimmy
Fri Jul 29, 2005 4:41 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Experiences with a Gigabyte 6600GT Silentpipe
Replies: 87
Views: 53710

This thread is quite interesting. I'm keeping on the stock cooler for now, since I paid so much money for it- I still like this card. With respect to the thermal compound, I can see (without taking the heatsink apart) some yellow gum between the core and the heatsink. However, it seems that they are...
by timmytimmytimmy
Wed Jul 20, 2005 10:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I wish p180 had it's own forum...
Replies: 15
Views: 2991

While there are many P180 threads around, I don't think SPCR should have a P180 forum. Sure it is a great product, but I think SPCR aims to be an objective site could be severely damaged if it had its own forum, given Mike C's relationship with the P180 and all.

*dons flame-proof suit.
by timmytimmytimmy
Tue Jul 19, 2005 5:14 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Which of these PSUs will be the quietest...
Replies: 12
Views: 3327

Good to hear :D . I see you are going with the 3000B, wasn't it an extremely tight fit under the table?

Oh.. and let us know how the build goes ie. pics :D

Edit: what other components did u pick?
by timmytimmytimmy
Tue Jul 19, 2005 12:51 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Which of these PSUs will be the quietest...
Replies: 12
Views: 3327

Good to see you, Funkdafied.. all the way from OCAU.

But yes, I can't really comment much on PSU choice, I don't have that much first-hand experience... but others in SPCR do :wink:
by timmytimmytimmy
Fri Jul 15, 2005 4:14 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Experiences with a Gigabyte 6600GT Silentpipe
Replies: 87
Views: 53710

Looking at the pictures on the previous page, I have a few questions: 1) Removing the heatsink will void the warranty- correct? 2) How much of a difference do you think using AS5 instead would make? 3) Is it really that difficult to get the heatsink back on- I'm not going to use aftermarket solution...