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by jamesm
Sun Dec 25, 2005 3:06 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New Raptors on the Horizon
Replies: 33
Views: 9832

looks like you can already get one http://www.alternate.de/html/shop/produ ... tno=A9BW18

Hopefully, the price will come down real soon. My 74 gb raptor is a great drive.
by jamesm
Mon Aug 15, 2005 1:31 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: nForce4 Chipset Fan Replacement Thread
Replies: 236
Views: 216289

the arctic silencer provides lots of airflow for a nb32j
by jamesm
Wed Jul 27, 2005 9:10 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Making Quiet Silent
Replies: 15
Views: 4239

try removing the modem. if it still happens, put your ear up the psu.
by jamesm
Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:50 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Making Quiet Silent
Replies: 15
Views: 4239

BenW,
Try using a zalman fanmate 2 to control the silencer. The high pitched whine sounds like it might be coming from your power supply.
by jamesm
Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:44 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Zalman VF700 suffcient for 7800GTX?
Replies: 14
Views: 4630

ArctiClean works really well for cleaning off thermal grease (and it takes 30 seconds).
by jamesm
Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:43 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New Asus 6600GT Passive Video Card!
Replies: 43
Views: 18439

I wish they had some bracing on that card, seems like a lot of weight off the side for just a PCB to support. I'm sure Asus has tested it, but if you moved your case and your video card broke in half I bet you'd be upset! Actually, PCB is pretty strong. Next time you have a broken computer part, tr...
by jamesm
Tue Jul 26, 2005 10:32 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus Fans at 5V or 7V?
Replies: 34
Views: 11355

^No, that would work.
by jamesm
Mon Jul 25, 2005 12:38 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New Asus 6600GT Passive Video Card!
Replies: 43
Views: 18439

are the temps gonna be as high as the gigabyte model?
by jamesm
Mon Jul 25, 2005 12:36 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: safe to use seasonic 12cm as only fan for midtower atx?
Replies: 3
Views: 1463

sounds like it would be OKAY, depeninding on your setup. I've run athlon xp system with just a 80mm psu fan before
by jamesm
Mon Jul 25, 2005 8:58 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Making Quiet Silent
Replies: 15
Views: 4239

My NV silencer 6 runs at the same RPM's (1500 RPM) as the ATI silencer 1, so they should be fairly similar With my 6600 GT, I can set the fan speed to 50% for 2D, and 75% for 3D, and it's much quieter than my Zalman VF700AlCu at 5V. You can use a fanmate if you want, or the GPU's onboard fan control...
by jamesm
Sun Jul 24, 2005 5:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: how this look for an upgrade
Replies: 2
Views: 1201

I got 2x512mb of ocz gold edition (PC3200, 2-2-2-5@2.8V) for $139 at monarchcomputer.com
by jamesm
Sun Jul 24, 2005 5:03 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Making Quiet Silent
Replies: 15
Views: 4239

the arctic cooling silencers have the potential to be quieter than the zalman vf700
by jamesm
Sun Jul 24, 2005 4:59 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Moderately Quiet Audio Workstation - comments & criticis
Replies: 10
Views: 3668

Most quality 300watt and 350 watt power supplies are more than enough to handle today's midrange systems. Emphasis on quality and midrange. Of course, dual processor, SLI systems do not qualify as midrange ;). However, a quality 350 psu would power a single athlon 64 and 6600/6800/7800 easily, where...
by jamesm
Sun Jul 24, 2005 2:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows Vista? Like the name or hate it
Replies: 42
Views: 20789

mathias wrote:
RachelG wrote:On the other hand, I have to admit that "pretty" is a very girly word!
No, it's not if eye candy matters, it's where eye candy matters. And usually, that's in games. Although in Linux, KDE and gnome are rather bloated with the visuals.
that's why you should use Xfce.
by jamesm
Sun Jul 24, 2005 11:16 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Suspended raptor still vibrates...
Replies: 4
Views: 1656

what would be the best stuff to get? I have an ace hardware store just down the street from me.
by jamesm
Sun Jul 24, 2005 8:57 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Suspended raptor still vibrates...
Replies: 4
Views: 1656

Suspended raptor still vibrates...

Here's my raptor:
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Whenever my foot is resting on the case, I can distinctly feel the vibration of long seeks. Should I use another type of bungee cord?
by jamesm
Sun Jul 24, 2005 8:47 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Moderately Quiet Audio Workstation - comments & criticis
Replies: 10
Views: 3668

Your raptor will be the loudest component of your system besides the northbridge. Also, the nexus real silent case fan (120mm) is well.. really silent.

You might have to mod a zalman nb47 to make it fit, but it's very easy to do - just use pliers and bend the fins.
by jamesm
Sun Jul 24, 2005 8:44 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Making Quiet Silent
Replies: 15
Views: 4239

get a nexus 120mm real silent case fan, and replace your psu with a seasonic s12
by jamesm
Sat Jul 23, 2005 5:38 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My San Diego 3700+
Replies: 9
Views: 4398

I've been using the silencer since this tuesday, and i haven't had any problems yet. I heard that was mostly an ATI issue? I suppose I should use some rubber or electrical tape to make sure there isn't any metal on metal contact.
by jamesm
Sat Jul 23, 2005 2:47 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Zalman VF700 suffcient for 7800GTX?
Replies: 14
Views: 4630

5v is a no go under load, 7-12v would work under load.
by jamesm
Sat Jul 23, 2005 10:05 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The begining of a Fan cfm/db comparison project
Replies: 7
Views: 2529

I think your fan idea would work as it would provide a relative scale for cfms
by jamesm
Sat Jul 23, 2005 8:42 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SATA power connectors vs. standard power connectors
Replies: 7
Views: 1927

hmmm, than why don't they have a PATA model?
by jamesm
Sat Jul 23, 2005 8:41 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: scsi dvdrw + floppy drives
Replies: 4
Views: 1691

why not use a regular floppy?
by jamesm
Fri Jul 22, 2005 11:16 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: scsi dvdrw + floppy drives
Replies: 4
Views: 1691

I don't think scsi dvdrw drives would louder or noiser because they would probably the same drive as their IDE counterparts with a SCSI interface (like some IDE/SCSI hard drives). I don't think anyone would bother making an Ultra160 floppy... there's no way it could use up all that bandwidth, and th...
by jamesm
Fri Jul 22, 2005 11:06 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fan controller access on geforce cards
Replies: 3
Views: 1911

The linux program [url=http://www.linuxhardware.org/nvclock/]nvclock[/url seems to have support for the fan controller in CVS. I'd still like to have the settings remembered by the card.
by jamesm
Fri Jul 22, 2005 10:46 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fan controller access on geforce cards
Replies: 3
Views: 1911

yah, I'm doing that right now, but it would be nice to have the card automatically switch between 2D mode and 3D mode (like the onboard fan controller does)
by jamesm
Fri Jul 22, 2005 8:25 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fan controller access on geforce cards
Replies: 3
Views: 1911

Fan controller access on geforce cards

Is there a way to change the fan speed of a GeForce 6600 GT?

I've done it before with gainward's expertool, but I'd like the changes to be permanent as I'll be using linux full time.
by jamesm
Fri Jul 22, 2005 8:14 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My San Diego 3700+
Replies: 9
Views: 4398

boscomonkey, Nice to see another bay area member here ;) I went with the 3700+ because it had a 90nm core and a 1 mb of cache. My feeling was you could overclock for more megahertz, but you can't ever overclock for more cache. merovingian, I RMA'd the board to the vendor. I actually had bought a pro...
by jamesm
Fri Jul 22, 2005 5:04 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ECS 755 reboots
Replies: 2
Views: 1812

What is the brand and model of your hard drive and power supply?

Do you have any backups/spare parts you could use to try out?
by jamesm
Fri Jul 22, 2005 5:01 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My San Diego 3700+
Replies: 9
Views: 4398

Yup, it's very fast. The raptor is kinda "loud" though (relatively loud). If the raptor's off, you really have to strain to hear anything. Though, all and all it's very quiet. If the fridge is on (on the other side of the house), I won't be able to hear the computer, or if my window is open, etc, et...