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by tempoct
Sat Aug 18, 2007 7:18 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: What is max safe temp for P5B Deluxe (in Antec P150)
Replies: 3
Views: 1706

Maybe I wasn't clear.
The change is my room temp. I moved from USA to Thailand.
by tempoct
Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:04 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: What is max safe temp for P5B Deluxe (in Antec P150)
Replies: 3
Views: 1706

What is max safe temp for P5B Deluxe (in Antec P150)

Idle @ 45-46c now. Load around 46-48c. Used to be 10c lower but I have moved from lower room temp to higher room temp. Any recommendation to cool this thing down? CPU temp is higher too but not as much as mobo temp. Now mobo temp is close to CPU temp now. Using Ninja Rev B and have two front in take...
by tempoct
Fri Dec 15, 2006 2:48 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: RMClock and C2D (OCed and cool and quiet)?
Replies: 1
Views: 1617

RMClock and C2D (OCed and cool and quiet)?

Anyone use RMClock to manage speed/power of OCed Core2 Duo? Speed step wouldn't do much good coz it automatically set Vcore and that introduce instability when OC. RMClock seems to allow setting both Vcore and multiplier to use. Maybe it's a good solution to have it throttle CPU speed to minimize th...
by tempoct
Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:46 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silencing PSU of LCD monitor?
Replies: 4
Views: 1765

Been trying with Dell for a long time. I'm not the original purchaser so it less luck. They need the original receipt for some reason (apparently, the monitor has 3 yrs warranty and it has been released less than 3 yrs. Technically, all monitors are under warranty now). I'd like to try to move the P...
by tempoct
Mon Dec 04, 2006 2:26 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silencing PSU of LCD monitor?
Replies: 4
Views: 1765

Silencing PSU of LCD monitor?

Hi,
My LCD generate humming noise when on. It does create annoying high pitch noise when it's hot (says after 2 hrs continuous run). This is known problem for my model but Dell refuse to fix it. (darn) It's 2405FPW.
Not 100% sure that the noise is from PSU but couldn't think of anything else.
tempoct
by tempoct
Mon Dec 04, 2006 2:20 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CNPS 9500 vs. SI-128
Replies: 14
Views: 4540

From the case airflow path, would you be better off with side-blowing HSF like Ninja or something shorter? Look like the area of the fin that air will flow through is less. Maybe Ultra 120/90?
by tempoct
Fri Dec 01, 2006 1:27 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Oh great, Scythe forgot to put the 4 set screws in my Ninja
Replies: 4
Views: 1990

So you were screwless or screwed? :P :roll: :lol: LOL. Both, actually. Now I have the screws from Scythe USA and have installed the heatsink (no installation problem on P5B Deluxe Wifi). I got 10+ c drop in temp! Great heatsink. IMHO, very great value compared to Ultra 120 price. The stock Scythe f...
by tempoct
Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:25 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Oh great, Scythe forgot to put the 4 set screws in my Ninja
Replies: 4
Views: 1990

Little update.
I contact their support today and they have sent me the screws (very nice of them). Hopefully, it will get here soon.
by tempoct
Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:50 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 9v fix mod?
Replies: 1
Views: 1351

Dang! :oops:
Found 3v zener diode so it should do the trick!
by tempoct
Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:47 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 9v fix mod?
Replies: 1
Views: 1351

9v fix mod?

Hi,
What's the easy and reliable way to get 9v? Says like getting 7v, the most safe way is using zener diode.

Need to undervolt the YateLoon a little. It's tad loud @ 12v but no different @ 7-9v (so, I'd like to get more air by going 9v instead of 7v).

tempoct
by tempoct
Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:43 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Oh great, Scythe forgot to put the 4 set screws in my Ninja
Replies: 4
Views: 1990

Oh great, Scythe forgot to put the 4 set screws in my Ninja

It's the Rev B one.
Anyone know the size of those set screws? They are the screws to attach the clip (775) to the heatsink. I guess I will drive to Home Depot soon.
For some reason, they put 2 bags of silicone instead!
Man. What a bumper!
by tempoct
Tue Nov 28, 2006 5:49 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cool n Quiet on Vista?
Replies: 5
Views: 3076

My build is 6000 (RTM version). I guess you need to install the right driver for your chipset. My office rig is Asus A8N32-SLI deluxe with 4800+ X2 Toledo and CnQ does NOT automatically kicks in when power management set to "balanced". I have not tried to upgrade the nForce driver yet. My light work...
by tempoct
Thu Nov 23, 2006 11:53 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: silent 3-pin fan or noisier 4-pin PWM compromise?
Replies: 2
Views: 1644

I was looking for the same fan earlier. I found this; http://www.frozencpu.com/products/2489/fan-189/JMC_120mm_1225-12HB_Fan_w_PWM_Connector_400268.html?id=s9tu5EZx Which is hefty @ $19. I believe if you go to JMC site directly, you will find other distributor which might be cheaper. I end up with 3...
by tempoct
Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:05 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Hi! Why doesn't this case exist?
Replies: 25
Views: 11078

Re: Hi! Why doesn't this case exist?

OK... hmmm.... Maybe if you don't mind mATX, why don't buy Antec NSK2400 and Antec Fusion stacked together :D Looks here, might be more help there also; http://htpcnews.com/ I'd look into the Ahanix cases. You might need to work on to get it more silent but they are looking good. Fits standard ATX. ...
by tempoct
Wed Nov 22, 2006 4:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for case advice for HTPC
Replies: 2
Views: 1952

Re: Looking for case advice for HTPC

There are several HTPC case manufacturers in the market like Silverstone, Ahanix, Zalman, Lian Li, Cooler Master, Antec. I like the Antec Fusion which seems to be designed based on noise. Other cases like Ahanix and Silverstone are mainly made of aluminum which has worse noise characteristic than th...
by tempoct
Wed Nov 22, 2006 4:40 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Hi! Why doesn't this case exist?
Replies: 25
Views: 11078

Re: Hi! Why doesn't this case exist?

I'd look into the Ahanix cases. You might need to work on to get it more silent but they are looking good. Fits standard ATX. http://www.ahanix.com/products/mce/ Hi there, I've been lurking for a long time and have gotten some great info from this site, but I do have one case proposal... Take the An...
by tempoct
Wed Nov 22, 2006 4:22 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cool n Quiet on Vista?
Replies: 5
Views: 3076

Re: Cool n Quiet on Vista?

I'd like to confirm this. Last night, I was on Vista (release 32-bit version) and CnQ "just works". The default scheme for power management of Vista is "balanced" or probably equal to "Performance on Demand" of RightMark CPU Clock utility. I tested this to confirm by opening the CPU-z. It show on id...
by tempoct
Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:33 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Recommend for 80x15 thin fan for PSU replacement?
Replies: 8
Views: 3186

Thanks everyone. I ended up cutting the PSU and put 80x25 fan instead. Have Panaflo L1A laying around anyway. Much quieter.
Now attacking CPU fan...
by tempoct
Mon Nov 20, 2006 10:45 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Recommend for 80x15 thin fan for PSU replacement?
Replies: 8
Views: 3186

Thanks everyone.
The Sanyo fan looks impressive but uh! $19 is killing me :)
I will use on board card on this one so, no 8800 yet ha ha.
I might just do some surgery and put 80x25 in. Might be the best way...
by tempoct
Mon Nov 20, 2006 12:07 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Recommend for 80x15 thin fan for PSU replacement?
Replies: 8
Views: 3186

The stock fan is loud. I tried it on a Fanmate 2 and the bearing noise is still bad. Maybe I could cut of the whole grill and do some surgery to put 80x25 fan in. Nevertheless, this fan looks interesting. http://www.jab-tech.com/Panaflo-80mm-Thin-Low-FBA08T12L-pr-3232.html Don't know of any replacem...
by tempoct
Sun Nov 19, 2006 10:17 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Recommend for 80x15 thin fan for PSU replacement?
Replies: 8
Views: 3186

Recommend for 80x15 thin fan for PSU replacement?

Hi, I've opened the PSU comes with my Antec Minuet 300. The PSU is rated 300W and has proprietary form factor so replacing the whole PSU is not an option. The fan inside the PSU is RDH8015B 80mm x 15mm thin fan. Rated 0.17A @ 12v. It has only 2 pin so I guess it run at full speed. I found the data o...
by tempoct
Sun Nov 19, 2006 2:06 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec MINUET 300 PSU fan noise
Replies: 0
Views: 1384

Antec MINUET 300 PSU fan noise

Hi, I've just build a machine for my g/f. Got this case because it looks sleek. http://www.antec.com/us/productDetails.php?ProdID=15102 I have 3 fans in the case, CPU, PSU and case fan (antec tricool 80mm). The case fan is quiet at low speed, which is OK. CPU fan is currently stock HSF. Not silent b...
by tempoct
Sat Nov 18, 2006 12:22 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P150 still has rubber band suspension?
Replies: 16
Views: 5300

I've just got the P150 two weeks ago from local Frys. The case is relatively new (my PSU dated 0604... Rev A4). I don't remember the date of case being QC coz it's under my mobo.
It still got rubber band. On contrary, the Solo case from the same store does have the new bungee type.
by tempoct
Sat Nov 18, 2006 12:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 2 x Scythe 100mm for P150/solo intakes, will it fit?
Replies: 2
Views: 1730

Re: 2 x Scythe 100mm for P150/solo intakes, will it fit?

Thanks Sooty, I have order the older Scythe DF (I think it's 90mm). Should fit. Will undervolt. Where I read about 2 not fitting: http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.aspx?catid=37&threadid=1874300 The second removable "door" covers the hard disk mounting area and will hold two 92MM fans for pull...
by tempoct
Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:58 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is this the quiet Yate Loon 92mm?
Replies: 9
Views: 2698

Thanks Sooty, I saw it's not the quietest 92mm fans there but it's cheap at Jab-tech. I want 2 fans on front of my P150 so I think I ruled out the 100mm one. I'm not planning to run it at full speed anyway. Hopefully, it will quiet down to good level with undervolt. I also post question on the case ...
by tempoct
Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:35 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 2 x Scythe 100mm for P150/solo intakes, will it fit?
Replies: 2
Views: 1730

2 x Scythe 100mm for P150/solo intakes, will it fit?

The front intake cage is spec for 92mm fan but will the 100mm works? Thinking about to put the lowest RPM one.
by tempoct
Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:40 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is this the quiet Yate Loon 92mm?
Replies: 9
Views: 2698

Hey Sooty, I'm actually talking about the cheaper Scythe 90mm one, not the 100mm one.... Thanks, I will probably pick up the Scythe then. Do you know if it's closed corner or open corner? That Ebay fan is dual ball bearing, whereas Silencio's fan is sleeve bearing (quiet). I think the Scythe is prob...
by tempoct
Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:36 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is this the quiet Yate Loon 92mm?
Replies: 9
Views: 2698

Thanks, I will probably pick up the Scythe then.
Do you know if it's closed corner or open corner?
jaganath wrote:That Ebay fan is dual ball bearing, whereas Silencio's fan is sleeve bearing (quiet). I think the Scythe is probably the only good 92mm that is available now.
by tempoct
Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:37 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is this the quiet Yate Loon 92mm?
Replies: 9
Views: 2698

Is this the quiet Yate Loon 92mm?

Hi, I'm trying to get quiet 92mms for my P150 intakes. Searched this forum and most recommended Nexus ($$$) or Yate Loon from Silencio_777 on ebay. He seems to be "on vacation" right now, so is this the same one? http://cgi.ebay.com/Yate-Loon-92mm-Case-Fan-43-cfm-Quiet-Cooling-Solution_W0QQitemZ2900...
by tempoct
Thu Nov 16, 2006 3:00 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Popping sound from WD5000KS
Replies: 4
Views: 2732

nici wrote:I have a WD500KS, a WD80(or was it 800?, 80Gb anyway) pata drive and a Raptor WD740, none of them have any "popping" sound.
It's only happen when shutting down the machine.
Might be "parking" head action of the drive?