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by GUNNER
Tue May 01, 2007 3:15 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Amusing computer related names
Replies: 45
Views: 19611

PageMaker = RageMaker
by GUNNER
Fri Apr 06, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How to make me angry
Replies: 25
Views: 7455

I mean I know of plenty of worse processes (eg extracting tar sands) but I was under the impression paper production isn't that environmentally-friendly, esp. in places like China etc. I can only speak to US production. First: Trees grow back and all US tree harvesting is either from managed land t...
by GUNNER
Wed Apr 04, 2007 4:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How to make me angry
Replies: 25
Views: 7455

If you want to get upset about people being wasteful of resources, paper usage should be VERY low on your list. It's about the most renewable resource there is and is generally produced with little enviromental impact. I'd get upset about plastic being used in place of paper (being non-biodegradable...
by GUNNER
Thu Mar 29, 2007 5:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1630881

Bitter Wine by It's a Beautiful Day.
Live recording at the Filmore West, 07/01/1971.

http://concerts.wolfgangsvault.com/home.aspx

The live concert archives preserved by Bill Graham, the legendary rock producer and manager.
by GUNNER
Fri Mar 23, 2007 2:45 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need to replace a socket 939 board with another socket 939.
Replies: 8
Views: 3060

The Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe/Premium could work. I think the newer ones have a passive heatpipe for the MB chip. It's a 939-socket board, SLI, dual gigabit network, and SATA support. I have the older version of the Deluxe and had to replace the MB fan with a NB47J heatsink (before the heatpipe version wa...
by GUNNER
Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:08 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Suggestions for best Cost:Fold setup?
Replies: 4
Views: 3264

No, I don't have a motherboard, video card, case, or PSU (that I'm willing to use).

That's the stuff I was looking for recommendations of price/performance/sound level to go with the items I do have.
by GUNNER
Thu Mar 22, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD A64 X2 TDP Poll
Replies: 75
Views: 84806

AMD64 TCaseMax - v1.19 ---------------------- CPU Information (CPU #1): Standard CPUID: Family: F, Model: B, Stepping: 1 Extended CPUID: Family: F, Model: 2B, Stepping: 1 CPUID String: 20FB1 Processor APIC: 0 Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ (Manchester) CPU Speed: 2010.30 (201.03 x 10.0) Revision:...
by GUNNER
Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:23 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Suggestions for best Cost:Fold setup?
Replies: 4
Views: 3264

Suggestions for best Cost:Fold setup?

Just upgraded my computer and realized I have a fair amount of the parts to build another machine which would probably just be used for FAH. I'm looking for suggestions on what would be the cheapest setup for best folding results. What I have: AMD A64 3200+ (939 socket Winchester) 1 GB (2x512mb) DDR...
by GUNNER
Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:44 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Get back in the [Folding@Home] game!
Replies: 49
Views: 25004

Just upgraded my computer (A64 3200+ to a A64 X2 3800+ dual core and went from 1gb to 2gb of faster memory) and have the FAH service running on both cores. (One-Click install worked great.) We'll have to see what this does to my folding progress. Meanwhile, the machine isn't any louder. CPU has gone...
by GUNNER
Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:51 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: My turn! Which Seasonic for my future setup upgrade? ;)
Replies: 12
Views: 2878

I'd suggest reading the review on the S12-500/600. http://www.silentpcreview.com/article247-page1.html However, the short story is that the S12-500 & 600 use the same controller and have the same noise signature. The S12-330, 380 and 430 use a different, and quieter, fan controller. If you really ca...
by GUNNER
Thu May 26, 2005 8:28 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Will it fit: xp120 and a passive chipset cooler?
Replies: 5
Views: 3529

I'm using an Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe (though the standard should be the same) with a XP-120, NB-47J replacing the stock fan, and all 4 DIMM slots populated.

(BTW, it doesn't look like the XP-120 will miss the first DIMM, but it does. Barely.)
by GUNNER
Fri May 20, 2005 8:14 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Temperature Monitor Recommendations Pweez
Replies: 2
Views: 1090

If I was getting just a temp monitor, I would probably get something like this...

http://www.bestbyteinc.com/prodinfo.asp ... SEN-CNU-00

However, I'm a fan (HAH! Made a funny...OK, maybe not...) of temperature reporting combined with fan speed control.
by GUNNER
Fri May 20, 2005 10:41 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What order to perform silencing mods on new system build
Replies: 10
Views: 2533

If putting on an XP-90 is like the XP-120, you want to do this BEFORE putting in the case. The clips take some force to attach doing it inside the case could make it more difficult than it needs to be.

I had no problem getting to the screw holes, and an XP-120 is much larger than a XP-90.
by GUNNER
Fri May 20, 2005 5:38 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright XP-120 fans
Replies: 9
Views: 3214

If it helps you feel better, I'm using a Nexus on a XP-120 without any problems. (AMD64 3200+ Winchester, not a P4, though.) I use a T-Balancer to control my fan speed, and being fairly conservative, it keeps the Nexus running between 50%-66%....which means I can never hear it inside an AcoustiPacke...
by GUNNER
Wed May 18, 2005 6:55 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 160GB Nidec SATA -doesnt seem "that" quiet
Replies: 19
Views: 7477

I've got 3 in an Antec 3700BQE with AcoustiPack using the standard grommetted trays that come with the case. I have never heard the drives.

(My true problem may be the Panaflo I'm using as an intake fan. I may try turning it off tonight and see if I can hear the drives.)
by GUNNER
Sun May 15, 2005 7:12 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: AMD64 52C idle closed, 47C idle open
Replies: 12
Views: 2910

How you're cooling isn't as bothering as the sudden normal temp change. What are you using to determine your temps? Did you change anything? (Please say you started running Folding @ Home....in which case your CPU is never idle.) What about the temp where the PC is? It's getting hotter in some parts...
by GUNNER
Sun May 15, 2005 10:46 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: "Night Wind"
Replies: 29
Views: 13465

What's the grill addition do to the noise level?
by GUNNER
Sat May 14, 2005 5:14 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: New PC - Lessons Learned and Advice?
Replies: 26
Views: 10367

From the thread on reversing the direction that the heatsink fan is blowing ( http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?p=180795#180795 ), I changed the fan on the XP-120 to blow UP. The digital sensor I have next to the heatsink base went from 42C to 39C. The motherboard reported temp went fro...
by GUNNER
Sat May 14, 2005 5:10 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fantastic results with fan upside down
Replies: 9
Views: 3095

This thread reminded me to try the same thing. From my setup (see http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=21871 ), I also have 3 120mm fans all in the upper rear of the case. A 120mm Nexus blowing out the back, the 120mm in a Seasonic S12-380 pulling up-and-out, and a 120mm Nexus blowing do...
by GUNNER
Thu May 12, 2005 11:09 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: uh, anybody ever yank cpu from socket with latch down?
Replies: 8
Views: 4653

We are not a Support Group.

We are Enablers.
by GUNNER
Mon May 09, 2005 12:12 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Silentpipe quandry for A8n-E or A8N SLI Deluxe
Replies: 7
Views: 2401

I've got a similiar setup, using the GeForce 6600 card, though. Still, it's a passively cooled card. See my writeups on my system build. At the end I'm discussing the temps I'm getting. The short answer is what you're getting told here. It is possible, but you have to have good airflow to make it wo...
by GUNNER
Mon May 09, 2005 6:16 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Can you lend me some expert advice on fans?
Replies: 29
Views: 6717

The picture above looks like a Nexus fan without the Nexus label. That's not what I found at CompUSA. I picked up a Mad Dog Whisper Fan 120mmx25mm at CompUSA last Friday. It was a black fan with a standard 3-wire plug. It stayed in the case about 3 min before I jerked it out and the old fan (a Panaf...
by GUNNER
Sun May 08, 2005 3:33 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: New PC - Lessons Learned and Advice?
Replies: 26
Views: 10367

A lesson learned on motherboard BIOS. The Asus Motherboard I bought came with BIOS level 1002 on it. I found that if you disconnected either the Chipset Fan on the motherboard (by, uh, replacing it with a passive heatsink) or the CPU fan (because it was being run by a seperate fan controller), the P...
by GUNNER
Sun May 08, 2005 3:28 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: New PC - Lessons Learned and Advice?
Replies: 26
Views: 10367

I turned off Folding, resulting in CPU usage listed as 3% (vs. 100% with Folding running), and removed the AcoustiPack filter in the front (leaving the "L" shaped piece to cover the intake slot at the bottom). Front Intake Fan running at 100% (12v): Digital Sensor on CPU: 39.5C Digital Sensor on Chi...
by GUNNER
Sat May 07, 2005 8:57 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: New PC - Lessons Learned and Advice?
Replies: 26
Views: 10367

I haven't enabled Cool-N-Quiet. Between F@H always running the CPU at 100% and the T-Balancer having control of all the fans, I don't think it would do anything for me. I actually did some more numbers, earlier, under other conditions. I'm just getting punchy this late and with all the writing. With...
by GUNNER
Sat May 07, 2005 8:30 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: New PC - Lessons Learned and Advice?
Replies: 26
Views: 10367

Now, sound and temps.... Right now, I'm just running Internet Explorer and happily folding@home. All fans are at 100%, and have been while I have been writing this entire thread to this point. Temps are: Digital Sensor next to the base of the XP-120 on the CPU: 46.5C Digitial Sensor on the NB47J on ...
by GUNNER
Sat May 07, 2005 8:12 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: New PC - Lessons Learned and Advice?
Replies: 26
Views: 10367

M0002A - That is exactly the method of mounting I wanted to try. Even already picked up the brass screws and the electrical box insulation.

I just won't go that road until I can hear the HDs.
by GUNNER
Sat May 07, 2005 8:09 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: New PC - Lessons Learned and Advice?
Replies: 26
Views: 10367

Thoughts and experiences with Power Supply Units. I decided to try the SL350S that comes with this case. It definately is quieter than a normal PSU, so kudos to Antec for that! It was also noiser than I wanted and was blowing warm air even at idle. Having tried it for, oh, 1 or 2 days, I ordered a S...
by GUNNER
Sat May 07, 2005 7:47 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: New PC - Lessons Learned and Advice?
Replies: 26
Views: 10367

I've got 3 drives (minimum to run RAID-5) and the case has drive slots for 4. And the motherboard suports 4 in RAID-5. No problem there. I originally ordered 2 of the Samsung Spinpoint SATA drives and got one with the Nidec motors marked FDB (Fluid Dynamic Bearing) and one with the JVC motor. Is Sam...
by GUNNER
Sat May 07, 2005 7:14 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: New PC - Lessons Learned and Advice?
Replies: 26
Views: 10367

M0002A wrote: One way to make the task easier is clean off the OEM HSF that you removed, and use the holes on it to exactly line up the wings/push pins on the Zalman chipset cooler. DOH! That would have made it much simplier! I kept carefully dry fitting it, tweaking the arm position, repeat, until...