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by ushac
Fri Nov 25, 2005 4:13 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Upcoming Reviews & Articles
Replies: 193
Views: 318616

Um, Zalman Z700? Is that a new version of VF-700? I can't seem to find a single reference to a Zalman Z700 anywhere on the web..?

/ushac
by ushac
Fri Aug 26, 2005 1:48 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman CNPS9500 review
Replies: 74
Views: 25237

Hmm. Seems they are gearing Heathru at heat spreaders. I can see amd fx or intel ee cpu's with this stuff in the spreader. Perhaps even with thin film thermoelectrics in them. 20% higher performance! 20 times the price! :wink: Sorry for going way off topic. Maybe we should start a separate thread ab...
by ushac
Thu Aug 25, 2005 8:31 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman CNPS9500 review
Replies: 74
Views: 25237

Hmphr... quitepc.co.uk now lists it as "Expected 2 September". :( Judging by the number of review samples out there, I thought the delays were over...

/ushac
by ushac
Wed Aug 24, 2005 2:40 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman CNPS9500 review
Replies: 74
Views: 25237

Well, aluminium sure isn't good for your health but it's nowhere near as reactive as sodium which creates hot hydrogen when reacting with water. Bad Thing<tm>. Beryllium oxide is already used in stuff like high power radio transmitters because it transports heat effectively while still being a very ...
by ushac
Mon Aug 22, 2005 11:12 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman CNPS9500 review
Replies: 74
Views: 25237

Ok, a bit off topic here but... That thermal conductivity of diamond is veeery nice! Looking at the page you linked to it's suggested that ordinary graphite can also transfer heat very very well, at least along it's layers. Wonder if that couldn't be used in heatsinks? Maybe it's too fragile or some...
by ushac
Mon Aug 22, 2005 6:18 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU idle vs. burn... no temp difference. Normal?
Replies: 21
Views: 5263

About cool n quiet, did you also install the amd cpu-driver? I got an asus CnQ monitoring utility with my motherboard which I can use to check how the clock frequency goes up and down in real time. I enabled CnQ in BIOS and set power management to minimum in windows xp, but I didn't change anything ...
by ushac
Sat Aug 20, 2005 6:30 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman CNPS9500 review
Replies: 74
Views: 25237

Looking at the performance graph they claim it beats some "Internal Water Cooling System with 120mm Fan". Judging be the x-bit article, that's not a totally unfunded claim. I'm having a hard time believing it could beat the reserator though...

/ushac
by ushac
Thu Aug 18, 2005 4:45 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: NoVibes alternatives
Replies: 5
Views: 2054

I used to have two sunbeams. They worked excellently, until the rubber dried up and 4 out of 6 bands broke! :( Do the NoVibes also suffer from this?

/ushac
by ushac
Mon Aug 01, 2005 5:08 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Front panel controller for processor fan
Replies: 8
Views: 3107

I have a silverstone tj-06 case which has a hinged door on the front. I made an aluminium panel and placed it in the 5.25" slots and then attached 4*zalman fan-mates on it. This way it's hidden from view but is easily accessible by just opening the door. It's not too bad looking either :) Don't know...
by ushac
Fri Jul 29, 2005 7:00 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silverstone TJ-06 stock 120mm versus Nexus?
Replies: 4
Views: 1419

No, the stock fans are from Everflow. They're not the standard everflow fans though. I bought one of those and it was really awful. The stock tj-06 fans are basically inaudible up to 5-6v (I think, at just above minimum setting on zalman fanmate 2 anyway). Yate Loon is a good tip. Thank you. I'll tr...
by ushac
Fri Jul 29, 2005 6:36 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silverstone TJ-06 stock 120mm versus Nexus?
Replies: 4
Views: 1419

Silverstone TJ-06 stock 120mm versus Nexus?

I'm pretty satisfied with the sound level of the 120mm fans included with my Silverstone TJ-06 case. However, since (like most here) I'm getting more and more obsessive over noise I'm thinking about switching to Nexus fans instead. Is it worth it? They're quite expensive and I'll have to ship them i...
by ushac
Fri Jul 29, 2005 4:00 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Tower cooler in Silverstone TJ-06?
Replies: 7
Views: 2018

Hmm, that one seems interesting. Wonder if I can find a reseller in Sweden... As for the mounts, it's very strange they have released a product with that kind of problems. I'm not all that concerned though. Sure it's nice if it works right away but if it doesn't I'll just try and make something myse...
by ushac
Fri Jul 29, 2005 1:56 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Tower cooler in Silverstone TJ-06?
Replies: 7
Views: 2018

Still looking for viable options. Has anyone tried tt sonic tower in tj-06? Any other suggestions on tower heatsinks?

/ushac
by ushac
Fri Jul 29, 2005 1:52 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Another CNPS9500 pre-sale
Replies: 9
Views: 2062

Somehow I really doubt that it will be comparable to a water cooling system, except perhaps with the fan at turbo speed. That doesn't prevent if from being really good though. Really looking forward to a spcr review too :) Btw, It's hard to tell from the pictures but the fan is direct backwards righ...
by ushac
Tue Jul 26, 2005 10:19 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Heatpipe north bridge cooler!
Replies: 2
Views: 1960

Oops, sorry. Only checked the cpu cooling forum :(

Please delete this thread...

/ushac
by ushac
Tue Jul 26, 2005 10:11 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Heatpipe north bridge cooler!
Replies: 2
Views: 1960

Heatpipe north bridge cooler!

Found a link on the inquirer to cool master's new north bridge cooler, CM Blue Ice . I think it makes some sense. The zalman ZM-NB47J passive cooler on the north bridge of my Asus A8VE-Deluxe gets very very high, so I've added a Panaflo 80mm @ 5V to cool it down a bit. I'm not very exited about the ...
by ushac
Tue Jul 26, 2005 6:55 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Tower cooler in Silverstone TJ-06?
Replies: 7
Views: 2018

SST Guy, thank you so much for that information! Looks like my Asus A8V-E Deluxe motherbord is "type b" so i can't use nt01 with the wind tunnel on. I'll try doing some measurements and checking dimensions of various heatsink too see which fits. If I screw up I guess I'll just have to do some more w...
by ushac
Mon Jul 25, 2005 2:34 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Tower cooler in Silverstone TJ-06?
Replies: 7
Views: 2018

Bluefront, thanks for your reply! I see what you mean. The nt01 was mostly included in the list because it's pretty much guaranteed to fit in the the tj-06, and at least it should work better than the xp-120 I have now. The tunnel in this case is nowhere near as efficient as a "real" duct, so my ide...
by ushac
Mon Jul 25, 2005 5:30 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Tower cooler in Silverstone TJ-06?
Replies: 7
Views: 2018

Tower cooler in Silverstone TJ-06?

Hi everyone! Long time reader, first time poster... This site has helped med a lot in building my (almost) silent computer. My hat off to all of you, thank you! So on to my question. Currently I have a thermalright xp-120 in my silverstone tj-06 case. This has turned out to be a really bad idea. Fir...