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by Immortals
Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:42 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Furmark: a good load generator?
Replies: 17
Views: 7201

Re: Furmark: a good load generator?

I undervolted my 7870. Got it down to 1.03 V with Furmark. Passed Furmark many times but then noticed driver crashes in game. Ran Windows index experience and the driver would crash as well (at the same point) . Upped it to 1.07V. No issues after that. Conclusion. Furmark is a very poor test for sys...
by Immortals
Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GPU Fan minimum speed
Replies: 19
Views: 7970

Re: GPU Fan minimum speed

Well the fan sounds damaged. I don't accept things damaged from factory I have heard rumors that the gigabyte 7870 OC using afterburner can drop to 0% It does :) and it's a brilliant card for what you want. Credit goes to SPCR username:"Wanky" for finding this out. I merely confirmed that he didn't...
by Immortals
Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7850 vs. 7870
Replies: 18
Views: 10280

Re: 7850 vs. 7870

Cheers for the reply. I usually make my own fan profiles. . Be aware that the problem for us silencers it that most fans have a minimum speed. Bumping the fan to 0% may still run the fan at close 1000rpm + depending on the cooling solution. What would be great is if we could make a database of the ...
by Immortals
Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7850 vs. 7870
Replies: 18
Views: 10280

Re: 7850 vs. 7870

On a somewhat related note, it seems that some HD 77xx and 78xx boards are getting further price slashes - see here Those prices reflect current street prices anyway. As to what card to get I've gone through two 7870's now and rejected the first one because of acoustics First card HIS 7870 ICEQX OC...
by Immortals
Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Finally a Super Quiet High-end Video Card?
Replies: 20
Views: 16696

Re: Finally a Super Quiet High-end Video Card?

CCC alone is not suitable for this card, the default fan profile stinks and the lowest fan speed you can use is 20%. Thanks for all your help. I think i will try to get a hold of the same card that you have as your solution appeals to me. update: Got the Gigabyte card. Works exactly as wanky said. ...
by Immortals
Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Finally a Super Quiet High-end Video Card?
Replies: 20
Views: 16696

Re: Finally a Super Quiet High-end Video Card?

Thanks. I might have to sell my card and get the Gigabyte then !! Why did you need to undervolt/underclock it? At idle it shouldn't really matter (Since the card goes down to 300Mhz/825mV and since the fans turn on when not in idle it should be OK? Also if you prefer not to play with voltages can yo...
by Immortals
Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Finally a Super Quiet High-end Video Card?
Replies: 20
Views: 16696

Re: Finally a Super Quiet High-end Video Card?

I have found it is just best to use afterburner and set up your own fan curve and get a card with chil controller so you can undervolt I am running a gigabyte 7870 OC with huge triple fan cooler on it, by default it has 40% idle fan which is ridiculous overkill and loud. with afterburner I turn the...
by Immortals
Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Intel graphics
Replies: 4
Views: 1591

Re: Intel graphics

I've been looking at cards such as the AMD 7770 as an update to my htpc system. The 7770 is an excellent choice. It is a noteworthy card here because it's probably the highest end card that can be cooled passively with the right choice of cooler. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-...
by Immortals
Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:19 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: VelociRaptor quiet or not[?]
Replies: 44
Views: 13571

AuraAllan wrote:I had a VR enclosed in SQD 2.5" and then SQD 3.5" on foam.
Seeks were almost inaudible but a very high-pitched whine was audible at all times.
Extremely annoying.
My God. You have a drive within an enclosure within another enclosure soft mounted in a case and you can still hear it?
by Immortals
Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:14 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Enclosure vs. Suspension
Replies: 16
Views: 3611

Re: Enclosure vs. Suspension

Essentially I'm asking is it worth it? It depends on two factors. Firstly what drive is being silenced. The seek noises are more apparent in low vibration drives like the GP and the quiet drive is reasonable at reducing these kinds of noises. It doesn't do much for vibrational noises. Secondly if y...
by Immortals
Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:10 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 342214

Dell 2407WFP - HC

Reasonably tolerable buzz at 40 brightness (maximum noise). Not a noise you'll hear during the daytime however with a quiet machine at night you'll definitely notice it. Tapers off in both directions. Only really inaudible at 80 - 100 brightness
by Immortals
Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:16 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: How to stop the whining noise of your LCD monitor
Replies: 36
Views: 65711

I've been using this fix for about a year. My dell 2407WFP-HC makes noises between about 15 - 75. Outside this range the noise drops off significantly. I've put the brightness on 77 and adjusted the gamma/brightness accordingly. I've come to the same conclusion as everyone else. It's a slight trade ...
by Immortals
Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:31 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: MSI 4870 512 + S1 rev2 : passive cooling possible?
Replies: 5
Views: 3126

Re: MSI 4870 512 + S1 rev2 : passive cooling possible?

My pc is nearly noisefree except from the card and I don't have any spare 120mm fans to put on it. What do you think? 2nd question: can I put the Arctic S1 ramsinks on the VRM's too? Or do I make sure not to touch any other think (short circuit?). I wouldn't risk it. I'd just get another 120mm fan ...
by Immortals
Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Accelero S1 rev2 Ramsinks
Replies: 11
Views: 3005

Sorry for making this thread go longer than it should, as I don't anticipate pushing this thing to the point where I might need an RMA, but still I'm paranoid about having warranties to fall back on. Thanks for the replies everyone. So will the arcticlean help remove the sinks later? How will it if...
by Immortals
Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:28 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Accelero S1 rev2 Ramsinks
Replies: 11
Views: 3005

Should I use the eraser method as stated in the manual? I read on one forum post that this left pieces behind (or something to that effect). I'd normally just wipe it down as best as I could with a lint free cloth and rubbing alcohol. Thanks for the replies! Buy some articlean. It's not expensive a...
by Immortals
Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:08 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Stock fan HD3850 users - how quiet is yours?
Replies: 6
Views: 2403

Re: Stock fan HD3850 users - how quiet is yours?

Hi all Would really appreciate any comments. If it looks bad, I'll be looking to go down the passive HD3850/3870 9600GT route.... Max My setup is really quiet even by SPCR standards (I would assume). THe noise for the 3850 is the quietest ever for a stock cooler. It was still the loudest part of my...
by Immortals
Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: LCD monitor buzzing when brightness reduced
Replies: 31
Views: 41149

Hi. Thanks for the response. I've tried putting the brightness up on the monitor and lowering it via my graphics card, but the picture hurts my eyes. They all hum IMHO, espcially bigger monitors. Most people don't hear it because the ambient noise is too loud. I can only hear mine in the middle of ...
by Immortals
Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:55 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec MX-1: Actively Cooled External HDD Enclosure
Replies: 98
Views: 77998

WD GP was also dissapointing. I was hoping for quiet seeks, but when the drive is installed in MX-1 it has louder seeks then my 150GB inside SQD. And I'm not exaggerating. The seeks inside MX-1 are nasty hollow. I already regret I didn't buy a Samsung, although I blame MX-1 more. I own a MX1, SQD, ...
by Immortals
Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:14 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Club 3D 3850 "overclock"
Replies: 3
Views: 1659

You do not need any case cooling whatsoever with the 3850 and S1 combination. Normally I recommend at least a slow moving fan however in this case it's so far below the threshold that it's completely unnessary. I had the 3850 with reference cooler. It got to 90. I've been told it's safe up to 110. W...
by Immortals
Thu Jun 05, 2008 6:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Skeleton... and P183 & Sonata Elite
Replies: 161
Views: 88039

Are you listening Antec? You kindly put the USB and front audio ports beside the door so why can't this be done with perhaps the most frequently accessed feature: the power button? I would practically never have to open the case door if it weren't for the hidden power button. It's is about the only...
by Immortals
Wed May 28, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Cooling on Intel Quad core in Antec P182
Replies: 13
Views: 3091

I was under the impression that to get good results with any of the intel CPUs you should have a 1:1 FSB to RAM ratio, which means on the Q9450, 1333Mhz, hence DDR3? The 1:1 FSB to Ram ratio giving a performance boost is highly arguable.... however you are misinterpreting what people are saying any...
by Immortals
Mon May 26, 2008 12:36 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New System Build using Antec P182
Replies: 17
Views: 6077

Thanks again Sandman, I will try soon. Actually I am more worrying about GPU temps now. Using Atitool I easily get to about 95 degrees centigrade after 15 minutes of artifact scanning. I think I don't like this. Perhaps someone can comment on that. Problem is I am not able to fit a fan directly in ...
by Immortals
Sun May 25, 2008 5:20 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sparkle 9600GT (passive) buzzes at full load
Replies: 17
Views: 10085

Re: Sparkle 9600GT (passive) buzzes at full load

In case that's something you want, the Sparkle 9600GT is NOT your way to go, HD3850's neither I heard btw. . I have a 3850. I hear no buzzing whatsoever and my pc would be amongst the quietest even among the zealots around here. Admittedly i have never tested it whilst gaming (with speakers turned ...
by Immortals
Wed May 21, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: $200 for a quiet video card with no extra cooling
Replies: 12
Views: 2958

Re: $200 for a quiet video card with no extra cooling

3850 + Accelero s1. Vastly better than the 36xx series You didn't mention what case you have so I'm assuming you have a full sized case like the p182 With the 48xx series coming out these are cheap. They have none of the disadvantages of previous generation "high" end cards (it's really more of a hi...
by Immortals
Sun May 18, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: List of noise creating components in a computer
Replies: 9
Views: 3937

The powersupply also creates some noise even without a fan. My HX520 makes a low droning noise even with a 0rpm fan on it. I'm actually thinking of switching it for the enermax modu series but apparently those have this issue as well. Currently the loudest thing in my computer. Agreed. I have a sea...
by Immortals
Fri May 16, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD Green Power - a new quiet 3.5" hdd standard
Replies: 76
Views: 106120

I installed the 500G version today. I'm disappointed with the seek noises. Perhaps it's because of lesser noise overall, and maybe because I've done a lot to quiet my system the last week or so, but this sounds like a chattery drive. Seek noises are sharp and very audible over the PSU and 1000 RPM ...
by Immortals
Thu May 15, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Just bought a 3870 and a AC accel S1 rev2
Replies: 2
Views: 1410

You are going to love it!!!. Seriously. I put one on my 3850. I couldn't believe the temperature drop. Instructions for the 3870 are on Arctic cooling's website. You don't need to remove the mosfet/ram sinks already provided. I had a 8800GTS 320MB at one stage. In my pc the noise stood out a lot (I'...
by Immortals
Wed May 14, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: I went too far and damaged my video card
Replies: 8
Views: 3381

Ant6n wrote:well, wouldnt underclocking without undervolting be like overvolting without overclocking?
Only in the sense that you're using more voltage than necessary... still shouldn't ruin the card. Has the OP considered it could just be a coincidence since it is quite an old card anyway?
by Immortals
Mon May 12, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire Radeon HD 3850 AGP
Replies: 6
Views: 4261

Do you have any source to back this ? I would be very interested because i planned on doing just that to my own AGP HD3850. I stand corrected. If someone else has done it then it should be fine. I know other models that have compatibility for the pcie version but not the AGP version and I just assu...
by Immortals
Sun May 11, 2008 9:50 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire Radeon HD 3850 AGP
Replies: 6
Views: 4261

Or you can just slap an Accelero S1 on the screamer and enjoy your sanity again. Have Fun ! Sadly he can't do that. The layout of the AGP version is different and it also has the PCIe-> AGP bridge that needs cooling. The default 3850 PCIe reference cooler is the quietest I've ever heard (and it's a...