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by silencetowrite
Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:00 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: What name brand computer to buy?
Replies: 9
Views: 5422

Here's my two cents: About Dell (and, presumable HP and similar companies): My sister bought a Dell Optiplex in August, and it is reasonably quiet. Dell now sells AMD CPUs which have been a good choice for a quite PC for awhile now. Also, the new Intel Core Duo CPUs run much cooler than the older (P...
by silencetowrite
Sat Apr 22, 2006 4:40 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Tyan Tomcat K8E S2865
Replies: 4
Views: 1891

Here's a link to someone who went with the Asus board over the Tyan: (edit: updated link) http://episteme.arstechnica.com/groupee/forums/a/tpc/f/77909585/m/583009077731 Not sure s/he had Linux as a primary concern though. Just thought I'd share in case someone else is looking for the best combo of s...
by silencetowrite
Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:12 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Tyan Tomcat K8E S2865
Replies: 4
Views: 1891

You're right...it is an odd choice. But I won't be overclocking. My concerns are silence, stability, and Linux compatibility. I'm also considering the Asus A8N-SLI Premium, but I've read quite a bit in forums that suggests it's been quirky with Linux. (Also I don't need SLI) But I'm sure any real pr...
by silencetowrite
Thu Apr 20, 2006 2:46 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Tyan Tomcat K8E S2865
Replies: 4
Views: 1891

Tyan Tomcat K8E S2865

Does anybody know anything about this board? I'm considering it because I've read so many positive things about it's stability and Linux compatibility. The problem is I won't be able to use the X-120, Scythe Ninja, or simular larger heat sinks. I should be able to use he XP90. Will that be enough to...
by silencetowrite
Tue Apr 18, 2006 4:12 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Linux and Passive Motherboards
Replies: 3
Views: 1966

Thanks. Ubuntu does handle hardware pretty well. About the board...I'm asking because I've read that there are problems with some of the integrated devices on the board. The raid, in particular, was supposed to be buggy because it is software based (or something to that effect). I was reading anothe...
by silencetowrite
Wed Apr 12, 2006 11:53 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Linux and Passive Motherboards
Replies: 3
Views: 1966

Linux and Passive Motherboards

I hope to build an AMD64 system this summer. Linux has been my primary operating system for almost a year now, and I'd like to keep it that way. So I'm trying to limit compatibility problems by picking well supported hardware. (My main distro is SUSE.) I'm leaning towards the Asus A8N SLI Premium be...
by silencetowrite
Fri Jul 01, 2005 9:59 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Abit got mobos with heatpipes!
Replies: 88
Views: 43243

afrost wrote:EDIT: Holy crap these are already out of stock....looks like I got the last one
They've gone in and out of stock 3 times now...hopefully they'll come back in again soon.
by silencetowrite
Thu Jun 30, 2005 7:39 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Athlon 64 Compatable Ram (What should I use?)
Replies: 10
Views: 2610

I haven't been able to find anything about the nforce4 chipset either. I'm sure Corsair is fine--they do make good RAM and as was said AMD notes that it's list is not complete. I just seem to remember reading a few post where people were having problems with Corsair and AMD--it could have been a def...
by silencetowrite
Thu Jun 30, 2005 6:27 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Abit got mobos with heatpipes!
Replies: 88
Views: 43243

Seems someone found that the xp-120 fits the AN8 Ultra.... I found the following here "Lmk see now ... AN8 Ultra - check (stay away from BIOS 15) A64 Venice core - check (3200+ though but overclocked) XP-120 check - tight but it does fit. X800XL - check (mine is a Club 3D) I'm using an Antec NeoPowe...
by silencetowrite
Thu Jun 30, 2005 4:02 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Athlon 64 Compatable Ram (What should I use?)
Replies: 10
Views: 2610

Has anyone had trouble--other than reciving a bad dimm--with a particular brand of RAM working with A64 processors?
by silencetowrite
Tue Jun 28, 2005 1:58 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Abit got mobos with heatpipes!
Replies: 88
Views: 43243

some nice pics of the AN8 Ultra and AN8 SLI:


http://www.vr-zone.com.sg/?i=2353&s=1
by silencetowrite
Tue Jun 28, 2005 1:51 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Athlon 64 Compatable Ram (What should I use?)
Replies: 10
Views: 2610

I'll have to check out Corsair again. They are listed by Abit as a compatable memory maker. I was originally considering using Corsiar XMS until I noticed that it did not use AMD approved memory modules.

thanks-
by silencetowrite
Sun Jun 26, 2005 6:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Athlon 64 Compatable Ram (What should I use?)
Replies: 10
Views: 2610

Athlon 64 Compatable Ram (What should I use?)

I'm trying to decide what RAM to use in my Athlon64 system. To ensure compatablity and stablity, I'd like to use a brand that use AMD approved memory modules. (AMD's website lists AMD64 Processor Compatible DDR Memory Modules .) I'm also looking to use RAM that is listed as supported by my motherboa...
by silencetowrite
Sun Jun 26, 2005 5:09 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Abit got mobos with heatpipes!
Replies: 88
Views: 43243

by silencetowrite
Wed Jun 22, 2005 1:39 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Ed's (Effectively) Silent K8 Rig--Moving Beyond Sigma One
Replies: 68
Views: 67447

another question...

sorry if i'm being bothersome...

I noticed you opted for the passive XFX 6600. Is there a reason you choose it instead of Gigabyte's passive 6600: does XFX solution keep the VGA core cooler? or did you just need the dual DVI?

many thanks-

stw
by silencetowrite
Tue Jun 21, 2005 7:22 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: which case to get
Replies: 4
Views: 1409

is smart power 2.0 really more quiet than a seasonic s-12?
by silencetowrite
Sat Jun 18, 2005 9:16 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Ed's (Effectively) Silent K8 Rig--Moving Beyond Sigma One
Replies: 68
Views: 67447

Possible stupid question....

In order to use the xp-120, do you have to make any changes to this board that would void the warranty?

thanks!
by silencetowrite
Wed Jun 15, 2005 11:01 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Abit got mobos with heatpipes!
Replies: 88
Views: 43243

as far as I know yes...

i think these are uguru features....

http://www.abit-usa.com/innovations/uguru.php

I could be wrong.
by silencetowrite
Wed Jun 15, 2005 5:12 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Abit got mobos with heatpipes!
Replies: 88
Views: 43243

The AN8 Ultra seems to be in stock here:

http://www.atacom.com/program/print_htm ... SER_ID=www
by silencetowrite
Wed Jun 15, 2005 4:57 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Dell
Replies: 9
Views: 3681

edit for spelling errojavascript:emoticon(':oops:')r My parents have a recent dell. I think it's a 2.8 Prescott Core P4. It's pretty quiet until the weather heats up...then the fan noise is unbearable. That said, my old 4500s 1.7 Celeron (which I've since sold) was pretty quite. and my first rant? A...
by silencetowrite
Thu Jun 09, 2005 7:25 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Abit Q-OTES Motherboard for at New Egg
Replies: 6
Views: 4278

If you find this thread via search, you can continue reading here for more details about the Abit's quiet AN8 series:

http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=21567
by silencetowrite
Sun May 29, 2005 4:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1610418

"To the Best of Our Knowledge"

(www.ttbook.org)

Its a news program on NPR. The article is about bird song...very interesting...really.
by silencetowrite
Sun May 29, 2005 3:51 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Abit Q-OTES Motherboard for at New Egg
Replies: 6
Views: 4278

i've been wondering about that too. let us know how it goes.
by silencetowrite
Fri May 27, 2005 11:55 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: heat created by a passively video card--a problem?
Replies: 1
Views: 1271

heat created by a passively video card--a problem?

Hi, I’m wondering if there is a thread giving general recommendation for getting appropriate airflow to move/exhaust the heat created by a passively video card. Perhaps, I’m just being a bit paranoid, but I’m concerned about all that heat just sitting there—it would seem to me that could cause some ...
by silencetowrite
Fri May 27, 2005 11:39 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Abit Q-OTES Motherboard for at New Egg
Replies: 6
Views: 4278

Abit Q-OTES Motherboard for at New Egg

New Egg seems to have the quiet version of the AN8-SLI model in stock: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813127207 The regular AN8 is still the older, fan-fitted model: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813127197 I'm not building my new system untill mid-july, s...
by silencetowrite
Tue May 24, 2005 5:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec cases being shown at CES on pcmag.com
Replies: 473
Views: 317267

Has anyone heard if the fan mounts on the cooling duct will be able to fit Antec Noise Killers or some other sound absorbing gasket/mounting devise? Or are they already fitted with sound absorbers perhaps? If the duct transfers to much rattling/vibration the advantages provided by larger fans runnin...
by silencetowrite
Tue May 24, 2005 1:05 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless VGA Cards list -- a start!
Replies: 156
Views: 314831

I read over the thread and I did not see the GIGABYTE GV-N66256DP Geforce 6600 mentioned. I think the PCI-e version was mentioned, but this is an APG card. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814125189 It is not dual DVI. Sorry if I missed mention of this card eariler in the thread.
by silencetowrite
Tue May 24, 2005 12:48 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: XFX GeForce 6600 128MB Passive Cooling PVT43PNDH7
Replies: 13
Views: 8135

GIGABYTE GV-N66256DP Geforce 6600

The GIGABYTE GV-N66256DP Geforce 6600 is also passively cooled, and it is APG.

I'm considering using it in my new system. However, I'm worried about all that heat just sitting around. What kind of case fans would one need with a card like this?