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by madd02
Sun Apr 02, 2006 1:08 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: best passive cooler for syspended drive ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2866

I agree...and to add...it looks super cool =)

I will have to get around to posting picks of my new setup.

The suspended HDD with the zalman hp cooler on it ...looks very cool.
by madd02
Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:40 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: best passive cooler for syspended drive ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2866

Ok, so a NO to sticking heatsinks to chips then.


It appears that I am far to worried about the temp of the drive and that 36 is good.


I may still apply the duct (out of interest) to determine what difference it will make to the zalman cooler.


Thanks to all who posted comments.
by madd02
Tue Mar 28, 2006 6:19 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: best passive cooler for syspended drive ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2866

As an update i have the Zalman HP HDD cooler installed. It seems to create a temperature cap at about 36 degrees. It takes a while to get to this temp but doenst appear to exceed it. I have absolutly no air moving over the drive or cooling device. Thus the zalman cooler is just serving to hold more ...
by madd02
Thu Mar 23, 2006 12:23 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: best passive cooler for syspended drive ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2866

I have a spare nb32j zalman nb heatsink. (purchased for my bro whos to lazy to install it). So thought..hey how about i make up some thermal adheisive and tack it to the chips on the bottom. Has anyone tried this ? I have ordered the zalman hd heatpipe cooler. Based on a few comments from ppl who ha...
by madd02
Thu Mar 23, 2006 1:28 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: best passive cooler for syspended drive ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2866

sanse, Ok not really the response i was expecting, but a valid question non the less. When i removed the drive from the silentbox i check the chips under the drive, and figured that anything hot enough to make me remove my finger...was too hot ? Also, the enclosure heated up the entire drive, every ...
by madd02
Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:23 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: best passive cooler for syspended drive ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2866

best passive cooler for syspended drive ?

Hey guys, I have just tested the SilentBox from skythe and am going to return it for a passive cooler. My samsung sp2004c got up to 42 degrees inside the device. The heatlane and top plate radiator never really warmed up. So i went back to my syspension (bungie cord) this runs at 32-33degrees idle. ...
by madd02
Sun Feb 12, 2006 12:22 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ABIT AN8 NB heatpipe REALLY HOT !! ....should i be worried?
Replies: 5
Views: 2000

thanks darthan i will definatly try the smoke airflow idea ! Thinking out loud.... I had at first intended to have only the exhaust and psu fans moving case air, though my syspended HDD and passive video card began to get a tad on the hot site so had to add the intake fan. I have the case completly ...
by madd02
Sat Feb 11, 2006 9:30 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ABIT AN8 NB heatpipe REALLY HOT !! ....should i be worried?
Replies: 5
Views: 2000

Thanks for the reply.

Ok i think i may have understated, by HOT i ment if i leave my finger on the small HS above the NB chipset for more than say 3 seconds my finger will start to burn !

I guess that means that the system temp of 36 degrees doenst represent the chipset ? As it feels more like 60.
by madd02
Fri Feb 10, 2006 2:45 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ABIT AN8 NB heatpipe REALLY HOT !! ....should i be worried?
Replies: 5
Views: 2000

ABIT AN8 NB heatpipe REALLY HOT !! ....should i be worried?

Hello, Well i got my new system up and running, see below for details: case: antec 3000b with acoustipack standard MB: abit an8 ultra sli with heatpipe nb CPU: 3200+ venice with xp120 Video: 6600le msi passive HDD : samsung sp2004c sata 200gb (syspended behind intake fan) psu: seasonic 351ht modded ...
by madd02
Wed Jan 25, 2006 1:23 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Ed's (Effectively) Silent K8 Rig--Moving Beyond Sigma One
Replies: 68
Views: 68245

NB temps high ???

Ed, I have a question about your NB temps. My setup is very similar to yours: 3200+ venice with xp120 an8 ultra with HP NB passive 6600le video card seasonic with nexus fan mod and removed grill case sealed except cag and intake fan area. Differences: added nexus to xp120 @ 600rpm single hdd suspend...
by madd02
Tue Jan 24, 2006 5:22 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: A8N-SLi Premium northbridge temps
Replies: 3
Views: 1816

I have a similar problem with my ABIT AN8 Ultra SLi. My System: Antec 3000b with acoustipack standard abit an8 ultra 3200+ venice with xp120 and nexus 120 @ 600rpm seasonic psu (modded with nexus 120 @ about 4- 500 rpm) nexus exaust / intake fan @ 600rpm (intake grill removed) suspended sp2004c sams...
by madd02
Fri Dec 16, 2005 6:19 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Venice 3200+ Stepping 6 running hot....help...
Replies: 18
Views: 4634

Place a paper motherboard mount washer under the screw meant to hold the aluminum shroud, screw it into the board, utilizing the 1mm flange to provide tension. Works like a charm, and the gleaming copper adds more to an open-case view than the industrial looking "OTES" tag IMO. Ok so your holding t...
by madd02
Thu Dec 15, 2005 2:49 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Venice 3200+ Stepping 6 running hot....help...
Replies: 18
Views: 4634

Try running your machine without an intake fan. I'll be surprised if you need it. I was planning on running the intake on the slowest of slow speeds to keep the HDD cool. I will run some tests and post the results. Using my thermo fingers =) Or maybe that old LianLi fan controller with temp probes....
by madd02
Sun Dec 11, 2005 9:27 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Venice 3200+ Stepping 6 running hot....help...
Replies: 18
Views: 4634

The front intake grill helps airflow in an SLK3000B. Think of it this way: with higher impedance from the front of the case more (cooler) air is drawn from the TAC vents specifically cooling the hottest components in your machine. I was planning on installing the nexus inbetween the front (plastic)...
by madd02
Sun Dec 11, 2005 1:52 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Venice 3200+ Stepping 6 running hot....help...
Replies: 18
Views: 4634

I have nearly the same mobo/ cpu/ heatsink (SI-120)/ case combo, although my vidcard is much hotter (OCed 6800GT). My CPU temps at idle never get above 30c, at load, 42c. Case temps never exceed 37c (after NV Silencer install). Things to do: 1. Update your BIOS. Early revisions had inacurate temper...
by madd02
Thu Dec 08, 2005 1:09 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Venice 3200+ Stepping 6 running hot....help...
Replies: 18
Views: 4634

Sweet, it all sounds very easy ; )

Thanks for the help.
by madd02
Thu Dec 08, 2005 12:51 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Venice 3200+ Stepping 6 running hot....help...
Replies: 18
Views: 4634

I'm no expert but why have you opted for the xp-120? I would have thought a Scythe ninja would have been a perfect candidate for such a project. An XP-120 is excessive for a Venice 3200+ IMO, and a ninja would be even more so. Mines is running under a Zalman 7000B and idles around 41-45ºC in the BI...
by madd02
Thu Dec 08, 2005 12:45 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Venice 3200+ Stepping 6 running hot....help...
Replies: 18
Views: 4634

Two other things are important to note: 1) Abit temp reporting is notoriously innaccurate so load windows, and run some stress tests (3dmark + cpuburn maybe to stress your system with max heat output?). 2) If the voltage monitor is reporting 1.44 volts to the CPU you may want to consider calling Ab...
by madd02
Thu Dec 08, 2005 12:33 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Venice 3200+ Stepping 6 running hot....help...
Replies: 18
Views: 4634

Just a note. Many power/energy saving features of CPUs and GPUs require an OS to engage them. So booting into your BIOS or a DOS session runs your CPU and GPU pretty much at full load. Not necessarily CPU burn loads, but definitly not idle. My GPU gets rather hot when installing Windows. After inst...
by madd02
Thu Dec 08, 2005 12:19 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Venice 3200+ Stepping 6 running hot....help...
Replies: 18
Views: 4634

I'm no expert but why have you opted for the xp-120? I would have thought a Scythe ninja would have been a perfect candidate for such a project. I agree, though in my haste i purchased the xp120 a few months ago, before the ninja was out. It has taken me till now to get enough time to put it togeht...
by madd02
Thu Dec 08, 2005 2:23 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Venice 3200+ Stepping 6 running hot....help...
Replies: 18
Views: 4634

Venice 3200+ Stepping 6 running hot....help...

hello spcr crew, I have a problem with CPU temperatures of my new system. This system is based on Edward Ng's sigma 2 (see link below). Its a 2 fan system that uses negative air pressure to draw air in via the CAG and over an xp120 to cool the CPU. http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=22...
by madd02
Thu Dec 08, 2005 1:57 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Venice E3 stepping too hot?
Replies: 13
Views: 3199

I think i have a similar problem I just put my 'hoped it would be' silent pc together. Parts: Antec 3000b seasonic ss-351ht (with nexus fan mod and grill removed) abit an8 ultra (with heatpipe on NF4) 3200+ venice stepping 6 xp120 CPU cooler 6600le passive MSI video samsung sp2004c hdd (suspended) s...
by madd02
Mon Nov 28, 2005 1:29 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: AcoustiPack, able 2 cover inside of slk3000b completley?
Replies: 4
Views: 1512

Im not sure about the deluxe kit now, ah the endless decisions one has to make on the road to silent computing :D I havent installed my new system yet, im hoping to get away with just 2 fans. My system is very similar to this: http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=22665&highlight=sigma+on...
by madd02
Sun Nov 27, 2005 9:11 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: AcoustiPack, able 2 cover inside of slk3000b completley?
Replies: 4
Views: 1512

Thanks this is just the reply i was hoping for. I have some eva foam (similar to the 2mm base high denisity stuff in the acousticpack) i will use that behind the motherboard mountin plate. The saved area should allow me to cover the rom door and back plate. Did you you consider the deluxe kit when p...
by madd02
Sun Nov 27, 2005 8:49 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: AcoustiPack, able 2 cover inside of slk3000b completley?
Replies: 4
Views: 1512

AcoustiPack, able 2 cover inside of slk3000b completley?

Hey, I just did a quick check before i purhcased the acoustipack(v2) deluxe kit. The sheets supplied are approx 500 x 400mm. I did some sizing of the inside parts of the antec slk3000b, and after you cover the follwing: side covers (each is 400 square) top(above the psu etc...approx 400 x 200) botto...
by madd02
Thu Nov 24, 2005 12:29 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 3200+ just arrived, but its a 'ADA3200DAA4BW' ??
Replies: 4
Views: 1908

thanks =assassin=.

Yeah that sounds about right, just would be great to get a source on this.
by madd02
Wed Nov 23, 2005 2:17 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 3200+ just arrived, but its a 'ADA3200DAA4BW' ??
Replies: 4
Views: 1908

Ok, i had seen that post before but didnt make the connection, thanks for the heads up. I guess my searchs failed as i was looking at the 3200+ option and most of the discussions around this focus on the 3000+. Anyways... i read the post and am still a bit confused. There appears to be 2 distinct op...
by madd02
Sat Nov 19, 2005 2:41 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 3200+ just arrived, but its a 'ADA3200DAA4BW' ??
Replies: 4
Views: 1908

3200+ just arrived, but its a 'ADA3200DAA4BW' ??

Hey, I just recived my new cpu for my hopefully silent pc ;) I was expecting the last 2 characters of the OPN to be 'BP' but mine has 'BW' javascript:emoticon(':cry:') Crying or Very sad So i went to amd home and did a search on the link below for my CPU: http://www.amdcompare.com/us-en/desktop/Defa...
by madd02
Sun Nov 13, 2005 3:18 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Last part for system.... Samsung or ASUS DVD Writer ??
Replies: 3
Views: 1458

I just checked and the magic speed app appears to be included in the firmware that is downloadable from the samsung site.
by madd02
Sun Nov 13, 2005 11:54 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Last part for system.... Samsung or ASUS DVD Writer ??
Replies: 3
Views: 1458

I've got the "SAMSUNG SH-W162C" and very impressed with it. Samsung's Magic Speed is quite a nice little app, got two modes - one for performance and the other for silence. Thanks NoizEnvader, its great to get actual experience comments ! The drive is dirt cheap, only 76 NZD ! I just thought of som...