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by xenithon
Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:40 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan control for GA-M57SLI-S4
Replies: 1
Views: 1325

BUMP...anyone?
by xenithon
Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:24 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fan control for GA-M57SLI-S4
Replies: 0
Views: 880

Fan control for GA-M57SLI-S4

Hi all. Just built a new systems with the GA-M57SLI-S4 motherboard. I am using the latest version of speedfan, but it reports very strange numbers for the fans and cannot control them. I had fan control enabled in the BIOS, and Speedfan reported speeds of 5000RPM, 10000RPM etc. for fans which are ac...
by xenithon
Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:21 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan control for GA-M57SLI-S4
Replies: 1
Views: 1325

Fan control for GA-M57SLI-S4

Hi all. Just built a new systems with the GA-M57SLI-S4 motherboard. I am using the latest version of speedfan, but it reports very strange numbers for the fans and cannot control them. I had fan control enabled in the BIOS, and Speedfan reported speeds of 5000RPM, 10000RPM etc. for fans which are ac...
by xenithon
Thu Mar 15, 2007 4:47 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Coolermaster Hyper TX AMD
Replies: 9
Views: 3077

It's very cheap here too...especially since the Ninja isn't generally available and is a special order (import) item. Question is whether it stands up to SPCR criteria :p
by xenithon
Wed Mar 14, 2007 6:33 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Coolermaster Hyper TX AMD
Replies: 9
Views: 3077

BUMP...just wanted to find out if anyone out there has perhaps gotten one of these yet (either the AMD or Intel version) and how they perform in terms of noise. Cheers, X PS. They seem almost identical to the Thermaltake TMG coolers, except that the equivalent TMG cooler has a mounting system which ...
by xenithon
Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:25 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Coolink SWiF Fans??
Replies: 4
Views: 2505

Yeah, I bit the bullet and ordered the Nexus fans. Those Coolink fans were appealing due to their much lower price: not only are they roughly half the price of the Nexus fans, but the site I was going to order them from (Nintek) has 50% off too, so they'd end up around 1/4 of the price of the Nexus!
by xenithon
Mon Mar 05, 2007 9:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: GA-M57SLI-S4 Owners: how many fans can be controlled
Replies: 0
Views: 1018

GA-M57SLI-S4 Owners: how many fans can be controlled

Hi all. As the topic suggests, I just wanted to ask anyone who owns or has used the Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4 motherboard, how many fans can be controlled (in particular, with Speedfan). I know the CPU fan can be controlled, but there are two more fan headers ("system" and "power") - can any of these be...
by xenithon
Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:08 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The Top SPCR Quiet 120mm Axial Fans Compared + 120mmAC Fans.
Replies: 197
Views: 397863

Has anyone tried the Coolink SWiF series? Would they fit in here? This is their 120mm fan series, looking particularly at the model 1200.
by xenithon
Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:06 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Coolink SWiF Fans??
Replies: 4
Views: 2505

BUMP...has anyone used these? I read some notes on the previous models from Coolink on SPCR reviews, but not these new SWiF (Silent Whisper) series fans.
by xenithon
Mon Mar 05, 2007 6:38 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Coolink SWiF Fans??
Replies: 4
Views: 2505

Coolink SWiF Fans??

Hi all. I need to get some fans for my new system. I need to order from overseas and someone will bring them for me, so price is an important factor. I had my eyes on the Nexus fans as they seem to be the reference around here (I need 2x120mm and 1x92mm fan). However I came across the Coolink SWiF f...
by xenithon
Fri Mar 02, 2007 9:10 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Question About Installing Memory (DIMM Sockets)
Replies: 6
Views: 2193

Should, just that it has a note under that saying that if there are only 2 modules, they suggest installing them in DDRII_1 and DDRII_2 (sockets 1 and 2)....so just wondering if it would make any difference.
by xenithon
Fri Mar 02, 2007 9:02 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Question About Installing Memory (DIMM Sockets)
Replies: 6
Views: 2193

According to the manual, it shows the following matrix to achieve dual channel:

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# of Modules      DIMM1     DIMM2     DIMM3     DIMM4
        2           M         M         -         -
        2           -         -         M         M
        4           M         M         M         M
by xenithon
Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:38 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Question About Installing Memory (DIMM Sockets)
Replies: 6
Views: 2193

Ok, thanks. Problem is that it is not the fins which touch...it is those heat pipes.
by xenithon
Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:00 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Question About Installing Memory (DIMM Sockets)
Replies: 6
Views: 2193

Question About Installing Memory (DIMM Sockets)

Just a quick question regarding installation of the RAM modules in my Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4: I have 2x1GB Kingston Valueram DDR2 memory which I want to run in dual channel. The manual says I should install it in either DIMM1/DIMM2 or in DIMM3/DIMM4. It says though that if there are only two modules,...
by xenithon
Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:24 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: GA-M57SLI-S4 Opinion?? (and Ninja Compatibility)
Replies: 10
Views: 3678

I haven't tried the RAM in slots 3 and 4, if I remember correctly it will work but at a tiny performance loss. Hmmm, ok. Any particular reason for the performance loss? Also, does it only touch memory with heatspreaders (generally overclocking or gaming type memory) or also regular RAM modules? I h...
by xenithon
Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:59 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Coolermaster Hyper TX AMD
Replies: 9
Views: 3077

Hi there and thanks for the info. It seems like a better option indeed, just unsure on its sonic abilities :D . Has anyone perhaps tried any Hyper TX cooler (AMD or Intel version) as I believe the fan and HS is the same, just different mounting mechanism.

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by xenithon
Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:55 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Coolermaster Hyper TX AMD
Replies: 9
Views: 3077

BUMP....has anyone used these coolers before?
by xenithon
Wed Feb 28, 2007 8:04 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Coolermaster Hyper TX AMD
Replies: 9
Views: 3077

Hi and thanks for the info, but these are the coolers available to him locally. If anyone has experience with the Hyper TX please let me know....suggestions for other coolers are unfortunately not applicable :oops:
by xenithon
Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:24 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Coolermaster Hyper TX AMD
Replies: 9
Views: 3077

Coolermaster Hyper TX AMD

Hi all. Trying to help a friend put together a quiet PC and he has very limited options for coolers (AM2 based system). He originally wanted to go for the Zalman coolers, but from reviews and user comments, they aren't that quiet (9500, 9700 etc.) and they are also very large/heavy. He prefers somet...
by xenithon
Tue Feb 27, 2007 7:10 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AM2 Motherboard Choice
Replies: 6
Views: 3276

Good the M57SLI - will install this weekend hopefully :D spookmineer - Gigabyte trumps Asus in my books unless you are tooking the top of the range stuff. The lower-to-mid range staff it seems are increasingly being released or developed half-baked. RAM issues, stability etc. Giga are now known for ...
by xenithon
Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: CPU Cooler: Choice Based On Blowing Direction?
Replies: 0
Views: 699

CPU Cooler: Choice Based On Blowing Direction?

Hi all. Helping someone put together a system and had a question regarding CPU coolers. I have read that usually a cooler blowing sideways is considered better than one blowing down onto the mobo, but usually only if it is toward the exhaust. The coolers in question are the TT TMG a1, TMG a2, and Bi...
by xenithon
Tue Feb 27, 2007 4:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Thermaltake Big Typhoon VX: Fan Control?
Replies: 1
Views: 1346

Thermaltake Big Typhoon VX: Fan Control?

Hi all. I have a quick question about the Thermaltake Big Typhoon VX. I know that the newer VX version, unlike the original, come with a fan controller built onto the cooler. From what I have see, the control cable for the fan goes straight to that controller and only the speed sensing wires go to t...
by xenithon
Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: GA-M57SLI-S4 Opinion?? (and Ninja Compatibility)
Replies: 10
Views: 3678

I just let the heatsink push the capacitor, to bend it fully out of the way would risk breaking it and I am not aware that there is any danger from this sort of thing.... ...if you read the manual for that mobo though you will see the way I have positioned my memory is the way they do dual channel ...
by xenithon
Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Gigabyte GA-M55S-S3: Cool 'n Quiet?
Replies: 1
Views: 1566

Gigabyte GA-M55S-S3: Cool 'n Quiet?

Hi all. For my new system, the nForce 550 is more than sufficient and the Gigabyte GA-M55S-S3 would be ideal. I decided however to go for other (more expensive) boards simply because I found out that the M55S-S3 does not have CnQ. I have heard though that the latest BIOS implements CnQ now - can any...
by xenithon
Mon Feb 26, 2007 2:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: GA-M57SLI-S4 Opinion?? (and Ninja Compatibility)
Replies: 10
Views: 3678

See: http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=36826&highlight= So, yes it is a tight fit but it fits. Hi there and thanks for the info. Does indeed look like a tight fit. I will be using Valueram which does not have heatspreaders, so my only concern really is the caps. Did you push the ...
by xenithon
Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:01 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: GA-M57SLI-S4 Opinion?? (and Ninja Compatibility)
Replies: 10
Views: 3678

Thanks for the info. I would go for the 570 board as it is more than sufficient. The 550 board is too actually, but it does not support CnQ. The thing that worries me about the Ninja and that board, are the tall caps.
by xenithon
Sat Feb 24, 2007 10:17 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: GA-M57SLI-S4: Compatibile with Ninja Rev. B?
Replies: 0
Views: 917

GA-M57SLI-S4: Compatibile with Ninja Rev. B?

As the thread topic says, just wanted to ask if anyone knows whether the Scythe Ninja Rev B is compatible with the Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4 mobo.

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by xenithon
Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:25 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: GA-M57SLI-S4 Opinion?? (and Ninja Compatibility)
Replies: 10
Views: 3678

BUMP....anyone know if these two would work together?
by xenithon
Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: nForce4 SLi vs nForce 500 Series??
Replies: 1
Views: 1003

nForce4 SLi vs nForce 500 Series??

Hi all. I am builing a new AM2 system and it needs to be first-and-foremost solid and stable. I can get for around the same price, either an nForce4 SLi motherboard (Asus M2N4-SLi) or the nForce 570 motherboard (Asus M2N-E). Is there any particular reason to go for the nForce 500 series over the nFo...
by xenithon
Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:40 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: GA-M57SLI-S4 Opinion?? (and Ninja Compatibility)
Replies: 10
Views: 3678

GA-M57SLI-S4 Opinion?? (and Ninja Compatibility)

Hi all. I have narrowed down my AM2 mobo choice to either the Asus M2N-E or the Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4. From what I have read, the Gigabyte is more stable and less RAM-fussy than the Asus. I wanted to ask a) if anyone has had experience with this board; and b) if the Ninja Rev. B would fit on it? Che...