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by BenW
Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:27 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My PC was silent until i bought a 3500+
Replies: 16
Views: 4474

Oops, think i got that a bit wrong. Its about 40C idle
by BenW
Wed Apr 26, 2006 1:14 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My PC was silent until i bought a 3500+
Replies: 16
Views: 4474

Its a nightmare removing the front bezal on this case. Need to remove the top and other side (Thats about 6-8 screws) then about 8 more to remove the front! Its a 30 minute job

Isn't there an easier way?
by BenW
Tue Apr 25, 2006 1:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My PC was silent until i bought a 3500+
Replies: 16
Views: 4474

Hmmm...just put the fans on 5v and the hard drive temp appears to be staying put. I must admit that it doesn't even feel warm if i touch the top of it whilst its spinning I want lower temps because i want to be able to run it at 5V when not gaming/using CAD etc I'm not that comfortable with a 50C pr...
by BenW
Mon Apr 24, 2006 1:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My PC was silent until i bought a 3500+
Replies: 16
Views: 4474

Well, the hard drive was running very cool before. It was about 23C idle with fans on 12v (Room was probably about 21C). Now its 33C ish
by BenW
Mon Apr 24, 2006 12:34 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My PC was silent until i bought a 3500+
Replies: 16
Views: 4474

All the pci covers are removed IIRC, got my sound card in one, radeon in another, graphics cooler in another one. Can't find a decent pic to show the inlet but here: http://www.short-media.com/images/mm/Reviews/Hardware/Cases/silverstone/tj04/ws_installed.jpg I removed the black grill so the intake ...
by BenW
Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:51 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My PC was silent until i bought a 3500+
Replies: 16
Views: 4474

Thanks for the speedy replies :) I was running a 2.26Ghz P4 Northwood with 533FSB, ran much cooler, about 35 load IIRC Just Checked TCaseMax and it says TDP is 50 Watts. Also, can see my vcore in there....its 1.35V I thought about putting the nexus on the xp-120 then ducting it to the rear fan hole....
by BenW
Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My PC was silent until i bought a 3500+
Replies: 16
Views: 4474

My PC was silent until i bought a 3500+

First off here are my specs: AMD 3500+ Venice E6 (stock 2.2Ghz) running at 2.59Ghz with a small undervolt ASRock 939DUAL SATA2 2*512MB Crucial RAM Samsung Spinpoint 160GB (JVC) Radeon 9800Pro SilentX 300W PSU Silverstone TJ-04 Cooling: XP-120 fanless 2*120mm nexus fans with DIY 5/12v switch Thermalt...
by BenW
Wed Apr 12, 2006 8:08 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: attempt at Ninja ducting
Replies: 14
Views: 5768

I came on here for the first time in a few months to see if anyone had done this and here it is! Looks great I just got a 3500+ venice which is running at nearly 4000+ speeds and slightly undervolted. My fanless XP-120 (120mm case fan behind it with right angled duct) doesn't seem to work too well w...
by BenW
Mon Dec 05, 2005 11:27 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What would be the next step?
Replies: 2
Views: 1110

Anyone?

Thanks
by BenW
Sat Dec 03, 2005 5:27 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Once you go black do you ever go back?
Replies: 14
Views: 3400

I have the same problem as 'bobthebuilder' with my Silverstone TJ-04. Dust/finger marks show very easily and its not that shiney
by BenW
Sat Dec 03, 2005 5:26 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: xp90 or xp120 or Ninja 1000?
Replies: 3
Views: 1442

Not sure how you CPU compares heat wise to my 2.26Ghz P4 but i run my XP120 fanless with no probs. Its ducted to a rear 120mm nexus at 5V and i get temps of about 37/38 idle
by BenW
Sat Dec 03, 2005 5:24 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What would be the next step?
Replies: 2
Views: 1110

What would be the next step?

Have been silencing the computer for about a year now and its very quiet at day time. BUT when it gets quiet (Night time!) its more noticable than i'd like SPECS Silverstone TJ-04 with fan grills removed 2.26Ghz P4 Thermalright XP120 ducted to rear case fan 2*120mm nexus with 5V/12V switch Gigabyte ...
by BenW
Wed Oct 26, 2005 8:44 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: RAM Cooling
Replies: 10
Views: 3222

Would the first thing not be to check its seated properly in the slots?

Just take them out then put them back in again. Could be that you never got them in properly when you changed case
by BenW
Wed Oct 26, 2005 8:40 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I visited, learned and took action, what now?
Replies: 20
Views: 7889

Is there any way to ensure that I get a drive with a Nidec motor when ordering? Or is that that just good luck / bad luck? Its just luck unless the people you're buying from can be persuaded to check the drive for you before shipping. Have to say my samsung is a JVC and its unaudiable over my 2 nex...
by BenW
Wed Oct 26, 2005 8:30 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: P180 want to replace stock heatsink / fan
Replies: 6
Views: 2122

You'll find that once you've sorted the cpu fan you'll then be 90% sure the noise is coming from the case fans/hard drive or whatever it is. I'm running the xp120 fanless but thats with a 2.26 P4 which runs relitavly cool (I think). Idles at about 32 with fans at 5V. As for the cpu, take a look at t...
by BenW
Sat Sep 24, 2005 3:15 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My wiring Job w/ Antec P180
Replies: 11
Views: 5916

ozdoc wrote:And what we all want to know..... How's it sound? (the PC, not SP X-Fi :D )
And how does the X-Fi sound?
by BenW
Sun Sep 11, 2005 2:51 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My first sonata mods!!
Replies: 17
Views: 7717

Sorry but what is the duct on the PSU meant to do?
by BenW
Sat Sep 10, 2005 2:51 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: V1 vs. VF700Cu
Replies: 4
Views: 1771

Out of the 2 i'd say Zalman

You said you don't want passive, do have a look at the schooner, cools my 9800 Pro just as well as my arctic cooler and lets me overclock better :shock:
by BenW
Sat Sep 10, 2005 2:48 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Undervolting the AGP voltage
Replies: 8
Views: 2052

I'd like to know this too please

Ben
by BenW
Tue Sep 06, 2005 11:33 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus 120mm - How slow?
Replies: 22
Views: 8591

I made a little 5V/12V switch by following a guide here on SPCR. Means i can start the fan at 12V and turn it down the 5V easily. Also means i can turn it up to 12V when i start something graphics/cpu intensive
by BenW
Tue Sep 06, 2005 11:31 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 105 degrees on my fanless gigabyte x800, what to do?
Replies: 12
Views: 3333

A Graphics card is totally capable of 105C. They are safe upto roughly 120C

I'd have a look at the thermaltake schooner. I've got one and it cools almost as well as my arctic cooler and gives me a better overclock too!
by BenW
Thu Sep 01, 2005 10:23 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What is the quietest case fan?
Replies: 16
Views: 4180

Bluefront wrote:The only quieter 80mm I ever heard (at 12v), is a low-speed sleeve-bearing Yate Loon......hard to find.
aka nexus?
by BenW
Thu Sep 01, 2005 10:18 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Replacing Fans for Dell XPS Gen 4
Replies: 8
Views: 2999

Lower power dells are very quiet because they use 1 thermally controlled case fan and 1 quiet PSU fan

Dells tend to throw up an error message on boot if you replace the standard case fans but its just a case of pressing F1 or something on each boot to pass the error
by BenW
Wed Aug 31, 2005 3:32 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Can i go quieter?
Replies: 1
Views: 923

Can i go quieter?

Never believed how adictive this silencing thing is! Just got some nexus 120mm last week and a fanless graphics cooler, its quiet but looking for quieter! Current specs: Silverstone TJ-04 Intel 2.26Ghz P4 with Thermalright XP120 with Arctic silver 5 and duct to rear fan Gigabyte mobo with fanless NB...
by BenW
Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Just ordered a system - suggestions?
Replies: 14
Views: 2818

Kustom PCs in the UK will be able to send you a nexus or 2 to sweeden

http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/info_2578.html
by BenW
Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:09 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Anybody convert their Nexus fans to 3-pin only?
Replies: 9
Views: 2251

I'd do what ralf said
by BenW
Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:06 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VF700 vs. Schooner
Replies: 23
Views: 7966

Well i can answer some based on my system 2.26 P4 undervolted a bit Radeon 9800Pro with schooner 2 Nexus case fans Thermalright XP120 passive Think thats all you need to know So when my fans are at 5v (Low airflow) the gpu temp idles about 50C and cpu idles about 40C. When fans are at 12V the gpu te...
by BenW
Tue Aug 30, 2005 5:08 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fx5900xt - acceptable temperature range? | UPDATED
Replies: 5
Views: 1496

I think graphics cards are generally ok upto 120C

My 9800Pro maxxes out about 55C, with a fanless cooler. I'd aim for 70C max
by BenW
Tue Aug 30, 2005 2:18 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VF700 vs. Schooner
Replies: 23
Views: 7966

You dont need a review from SPCR, its silent so that doesn't matter.

This seems ok: http://www.insanetek.com/index.php?page ... schooner_1