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by SpyderCat
Tue Jul 06, 2004 9:37 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Comments on an A64 in a server?
Replies: 15
Views: 5151

I'm sorry to spoil the fun, but I think Cool'n'Quiet is only available using Windows.
by SpyderCat
Sun Jun 27, 2004 1:44 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Is undervolting still useful on a CnQ motherboard?
Replies: 18
Views: 6386

CnQ seems to use the same mechanisms as ClockGen does, so any changes made by ClockGen are changed around when you enable CnQ. Is this "enable in BIOS" or "enable in Windows" (via the driver/Control Panel->Power Options)? Deducing from hydroxyhydride's posts, from Windows, right? Cheers, Jan Read "...
by SpyderCat
Fri Jun 25, 2004 11:54 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Cool-n-Quiet Athlon 64 Motherboards
Replies: 60
Views: 102838

An addition/correction:

On my "MSI K8T Neo FIS2R" it doesn't matter if I enable or disable Cool'n'Quiet in BIOS. ClockGen is always able to change VCore and the multiplier.

Now we need to verify: Can ClockGen change VCore on motherboards that don't support Cool'n'Quiet?
by SpyderCat
Fri Jun 25, 2004 9:58 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus "Real Silent" <-- True!
Replies: 12
Views: 3614

Ok, now try running them @ 6 volts..... :lol:
by SpyderCat
Fri Jun 25, 2004 2:11 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Is undervolting still useful on a CnQ motherboard?
Replies: 18
Views: 6386

Gav, the answers to your questions are something I'd like to know as well. I hope that hydroxyhydride or SpyderCat would answer to them. Cheers, Jan I hear you :D CnQ seems to use the same mechanisms as ClockGen does, so any changes made by ClockGen are changed around when you enable CnQ. Depending...
by SpyderCat
Thu Jun 24, 2004 11:46 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Athlon 64 Socket 939 Heatsink
Replies: 8
Views: 3393

Whatever you do, duct-it ! :lol:

Bluefront's stealth-duct will probably do just fine.
by SpyderCat
Wed Jun 23, 2004 3:43 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Can the MSI K8N Neo Platinum Undervolt an Athlon 64?
Replies: 3
Views: 1503

Re: Can the MSI K8N Neo Platinum Undervolt an Athlon 64?

.... I wonder why you'd need additional under-volting over and above what is offered by Cool n Quiet? What extra benefit will you gain? Undervolting is even more powerful / important than C'n'Q. By undervolting you can lower your heat-production @ 100% CPU-utilisation. You will always set up your c...
by SpyderCat
Tue Jun 22, 2004 6:35 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New system...temps high?
Replies: 4
Views: 1598

The latest AMD64 CPUs seem to report the temps about 20° higher than they are.

http://forum.msi.com.tw/thread.php?threadid=52224

You're probably doing just fine. :lol: -----------probably-- :shock:
by SpyderCat
Mon Jun 21, 2004 7:04 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noiseblocker fans - first impressions
Replies: 3
Views: 3433

Repeating NoiseBlocker tests

It seems we keep on testings these fans until we get a different result :lol:
http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewto ... cker#18168

Who's next? Once we are bound to get a good test result. :twisted:
by SpyderCat
Sun Jun 13, 2004 1:03 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: The ultimate quiet fan cooled case design?
Replies: 5
Views: 2482

Re: The ultimate quiet fan cooled case design?

OK, I'm thinking like this: The more area across which you're pushing air, the quieter it is. (For example, 4 fans at 5v is a lot quieter than 1 fan at 12v for the same CFM.) So you'd like to put a 160mm or a 240mm fan on your CPU HS if possible. Perhaps you would like to mount a 240mm fan on your ...
by SpyderCat
Tue Jun 08, 2004 12:50 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Qs on exhaust CPU Duct
Replies: 22
Views: 5700

My advise: Fan on the back of the case. I think you will find amazingly low airflow coming out of your duct, still it will cool sufficiently. I don't expect any major disadvantages from using a 63mm duct, as volume transported isn't that large, and the duct is short. A 63mm duct might also be more f...
by SpyderCat
Sat Jun 05, 2004 3:18 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: OK, got to get a heatsink now. Can't wait any longer.
Replies: 8
Views: 3412

Ok, one more time...... There is no "best heatsink". It depends... How did you DESIGN your airflow? Ducted or Not? What will the case-temp be like? Do you understand we can't give you the right answer to this question? You have to regard your whole rig as a complex system, and any component has it's...
by SpyderCat
Sat Jun 05, 2004 1:58 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New Zaalman Coolers - no pics :(
Replies: 18
Views: 4950

Ohh, how I would like to redo my ducting on that one :lol:

Gimme, Gimme, Gimme :twisted:
by SpyderCat
Sat Jun 05, 2004 12:51 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Picking a Fortron
Replies: 6
Views: 2174

Could somebody tell me if this knob on the back of this model at Newegg controls fan speed? Please click on the 2nd pic when you visit the link. Edit: nevermind, I see that indeed it is a fan speed controller. Just read the reviews at Newegg. Wedge, I think that's the same PSU as the Aurora reviewe...
by SpyderCat
Fri Jun 04, 2004 4:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 80 mm vrs 120 mm, which is better?
Replies: 20
Views: 6168

Ok, anyone can feel free to contradict me on this, im not 100% sure im right. but anyway. In theory the area for air expelled with a 120mm fan is roughly 113cm. Where as with a 80mm fan its 50cm, so even if you have 2x 80mm fans your still not getting the same area to expell the air, no matter what...
by SpyderCat
Fri Jun 04, 2004 3:49 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: NEXUS 120mm is CLICKING NOW!!! NOOoooo!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1552

Nexus fans come with a 3 year warranty.
A fan sold as "real silent" shouldn't be clicking as loud as you say, so ask for a replacement.

:wink:
by SpyderCat
Wed Jun 02, 2004 3:04 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Rediculous HD sinks?
Replies: 7
Views: 2640

3dsmax6 @ 2700 pounds !!!!!!!!!!!!! Holy Cow :shock:
by SpyderCat
Wed Jun 02, 2004 11:41 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Aerocool Deep Impact
Replies: 15
Views: 3490

Re: Fans

lenny wrote:
SpyderCat wrote:Sorry man, I have nothing against SilenX-fans, but 21 CFM @ 11 dBA is highly unlikely. Belongs in the fairy-tale department.
That's not true. It's entirely possible. You just need to take your measurements from the other room down the hall.
Ok, you got me there :oops: :lol:
by SpyderCat
Wed Jun 02, 2004 11:29 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Aerocool Deep Impact
Replies: 15
Views: 3490

Re: Fans

The silenx fans i want are 11db with 21cfm and the stock deep impact fans are 24.6 dBA with 31.5 cfm. Yep, and Christian Andersen was another one telling fairy tales. :lol: Sorry man, I have nothing against SilenX-fans, but 21 CFM @ 11 dBA is highly unlikely. Belongs in the fairy-tale department.
by SpyderCat
Tue Jun 01, 2004 1:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Ahanix Black Knight in the UK
Replies: 5
Views: 2231

Colour doesn't really matter. The silver looks good too. Not sure if that site will ship to the UK. The range of options on this page isn't inspiring. I'll send them an email though and see what they say. At least I'll get it in English! I'm afraid reading Dutch isn't a skill I've acquired yet. Tha...
by SpyderCat
Tue Jun 01, 2004 4:38 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Ahanix Black Knight in the UK
Replies: 5
Views: 2231

Re: Ahanix Black Knight in the UK

Anyone got any ideas where I can buy a Black Knight case in the UK or somewhere that will ship it here at a reasonable price. The best I've got so far is ewiz.com and they're asking $150 for Fedex economy shipping. :shock: Fedex priority shipping is over $200. There's no chance I'll be paying 4 tim...
by SpyderCat
Sat May 29, 2004 5:19 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Custom A64 Undervolting
Replies: 18
Views: 18282

SpyderCat I can go down to 0.85 volts @ 5*200 = 1000 MHz with the CG stepping. This is an awsome CPU. How do you identify the CG stepping? And how does it differ from th 35 watt mobile Athlon 64 chip? It's printed on the heatspreader, and CPU-Z tells you what stepping it detected. http://www.bijlar...
by SpyderCat
Sat May 29, 2004 2:16 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Custom A64 Undervolting
Replies: 18
Views: 18282

It's a pity you have the older stepping of this CPU.
I can go down to 0.85 volts @ 5*200 = 1000 MHz with the CG stepping.
This is an awsome CPU.

Have fun! 8)
by SpyderCat
Thu May 27, 2004 11:13 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron 350w PSU and DDR RAM problem
Replies: 18
Views: 4353

Hi Xoham, You're describing a very common problem with AMD64 CPUs/chipsets. Try running the RAM in slots 1 and 3, not in 1 and 2. And pay a visit to the MSI forum. It's amazing how many people have problems getting their machines up and running. Then again, the users that don't have a problem (like ...
by SpyderCat
Thu May 27, 2004 10:29 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: noober 120mm fan question
Replies: 2
Views: 1260

Nexus Real Silent 120mm ? The orange fan.
by SpyderCat
Thu May 27, 2004 2:06 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: P4 3.06 for Folding?
Replies: 30
Views: 10230

mas92264 wrote: W2k has, umm, other advantages, also.

M
But so does WinXP Pro Enterprise Edition :lol: :lol: :?
by SpyderCat
Thu May 27, 2004 9:12 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: My Design of silent Computer Case (Wood) -Link Repaired-
Replies: 33
Views: 13826

Ham-Solo,

Once you're building in wood, get some nice veneers too, and make a beautiful wooden box.
You'll probably need real wood for the corners.

And show pictures when you're done! :P
by SpyderCat
Tue May 25, 2004 4:16 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: what's a good "low noise" power supply??
Replies: 19
Views: 5272

After an hour of idle, my readings are 24C CPU, 32C case. I did do a fast molex mod to make up for the lack of the 5v lead in the Coolmax. Please note that I have not increase the default (1.568v) voltage to the CPU. I ran Prime95 ( x 2 since I have the P4c) and after 2 hours had a pretty consistan...
by SpyderCat
Mon May 24, 2004 8:48 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I can't understand why people stick to blowing CPU fans!!!
Replies: 89
Views: 32753

1. The CPU is the largest single source of heat, and it is also the most heat sensitive. It makes sense that it should be given the coolest air possible. A "suck" heatsink forces the CPU to be cooled with air that is 10-15° warmer than the ambient. (unless you duct it's intake and its exhaust) That...
by SpyderCat
Sun May 23, 2004 4:52 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: what's a good "low noise" power supply??
Replies: 19
Views: 5272

cruelsister wrote:Current temps are 28C CPU, 37C case at an ambient of 26C.
How can a overclocked CPU be only 2° degrees over ambient?

Some of your sensors are way off, and you just repeat the BS they are telling you?