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by gevorg
Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 90448

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

Looks like Antec completely ignored the community :(
by gevorg
Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 6850 Undervolting Survey
Replies: 50
Views: 14830

Re: Radeon 6850 Undervolting Survey

Since other people got high idle speed with their EAH6850 too, I decided to go with Saphire 6850 as previously suggested. So now, the idle fan speed at stock settings is ~1060RPM, which is barely audible. :) Haven't tried to lower it even further yet. Too bad EAH6850 didn't work out, really wanted t...
by gevorg
Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:01 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 6850 Undervolting Survey
Replies: 50
Views: 14830

Re: Radeon 6850 Undervolting Survey

So I've RMA'd it back to Newegg for a replacement, should be here sometime next week. Even if it would be ~1500RPM like SPCR review, I would be happy since dBA measurements at those speeds were nice. Will update once I receive it. Hopefully its just a bad sample or bad batch, and it won't be a gamb...
by gevorg
Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 6850 Undervolting Survey
Replies: 50
Views: 14830

Re: Radeon 6850 Undervolting Survey

Allwinner, thank you so much for your help. I've tried all four of your suggestions, but unfortunately they didn't work. Even without Asus SmartDoctor installed, the fan was ~1900 at idle. Confirmed by MSI Afterburner tachometer and GPU-Z sensors tab. Also, tried clean windows install again and used...
by gevorg
Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 6850 Undervolting Survey
Replies: 50
Views: 14830

Re: Radeon 6850 Undervolting Survey

Were anyone able to lower the idle fan speeds below 1900RPM? Asus SmartDoctor cannot go below 22% fan speed. Also, at idle speeds (i.e. 2D mode), do you notice any whining noise from the GPU fan? Not sure if "whining" is a correct word, but there is some other sound in addition to the typical turbu...
by gevorg
Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 6850 Undervolting Survey
Replies: 50
Views: 14830

Re: Radeon 6850 Undervolting Survey

Were anyone able to lower the idle fan speeds below 1900RPM? Asus SmartDoctor cannot go below 22% fan speed. Also, at idle speeds (i.e. 2D mode), do you notice any whining noise from the GPU fan? Not sure if "whining" is a correct word, but there is some other sound in addition to the typical turbul...
by gevorg
Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD & Asus DirectCU Radeon HD 6850 Graphics Cards
Replies: 51
Views: 22549

Re: AMD & Asus DirectCU Radeon HD 6850 Graphics Cards

How would you undervolt/underclock this card further than in the review? Say, what would be good engine/memory settings at 1.05v or 1.00v (below reference)?
by gevorg
Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New i5-2500S build
Replies: 3
Views: 2066

New i5-2500S build

A few years back I build a pretty quiet build thanks to SPCR, so now that Intel is about to release Sandy Bridge CPUs, I decided to finally upgrade. Below are the parts I'm considering to put together in the next few weeks or so. Will appreciate your thoughts, ideas, criticism, etc. Goal: at least 3...
by gevorg
Sun May 09, 2010 11:47 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Can I swap to a quieter 80mm CPU fan than this?
Replies: 8
Views: 2122

You could use a Fanmate or similar to lower the voltage a bit, or depending on how hot your CPU gets and how the case ventilation is set up you could also try removing the fan and running the Minja semi passive. Interesting, but it will require constant temperature monitoring. I'm hoping there is a...
by gevorg
Sun May 02, 2010 12:58 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Can I swap to a quieter 80mm CPU fan than this?
Replies: 8
Views: 2122

Hi SebRad, My CPU is Athlon 64 X2 5400 Brisbane, and its not overclocked. The motherboard is Asus M2A-VM, which supports 3 and 4-pin CPU fans. At light/idle usage, the CPU fan speed is 1316RPM and the temperature is 40C. Its pretty quiet during the day, but at evenings when the ambient room noise le...
by gevorg
Sat May 01, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Can I swap to a quieter 80mm CPU fan than this?
Replies: 8
Views: 2122

Can I swap to a quieter 80mm CPU fan than this?

I currently have a huge Scythe heatsink (SCMNJ-1000) with DFS802312L 80mm fan. Specs here: http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/acc/007/dfs802512xx-series.html Is there a 80mm fan that is much quieter than this? I'm currently using AMD's Cool'n'Quiet, which automatically adjusts CPU clock and fan speed...
by gevorg
Thu Jan 25, 2007 2:41 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Katana
Replies: 36
Views: 28712

Can the Katana fit in Silverstone LC17 ot LC20 case?
by gevorg
Tue Jul 25, 2006 8:58 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Computer Desk Cabinet
Replies: 4
Views: 1875

I'm just hearing the sound of fans, not case vibrations.
by gevorg
Mon Jul 24, 2006 9:02 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Computer Desk Cabinet
Replies: 4
Views: 1875

Any ideas?
by gevorg
Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:06 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Intel Core 2 Duo (Conroe) Cooling
Replies: 9
Views: 4650

Any ideas if low level Conroes could be cooled fanlessly?
by gevorg
Sat Jul 22, 2006 12:11 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Computer Desk Cabinet
Replies: 4
Views: 1875

Computer Desk Cabinet

Hi all, My computer is inside a wooden cabinet with a front opening and back holes for ventilation. How can I damp the interior walls of the cabinet to lower computer fan noise? The fans are 120mm, 500-1500rpm. I found various options here: http://www.partsexpress.com/webpage.cfm?&WebPage_ID=300 , b...
by gevorg
Fri May 19, 2006 11:34 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless cooler for Radeon 9700Pro AIW
Replies: 6
Views: 1987

Thanks for the feedback guys, its better be safe than sorry.
by gevorg
Fri May 19, 2006 1:15 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless cooler for Radeon 9700Pro AIW
Replies: 6
Views: 1987

The only issue you will have is that the passive coolers available off the shelf generally are for the non AIW versions... Really? Zalman's specs don't say anything about not supporting AIW Radeons. From the pictures, the standard version is very similar to AIW except for the TV tuner box. The fan ...
by gevorg
Thu May 18, 2006 11:02 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless cooler for Radeon 9700Pro AIW
Replies: 6
Views: 1987

Fanless cooler for Radeon 9700Pro AIW

Can ATI Radeon 9700Pro AIW be easily passively cooled? I'm considering ZALMAN ZM80D-HP, unless there is anything better. The CPU is cooled by Scythe Ninja (fanless). My average MB temps is about 95F (reported by Asus Probe Utility). I won't do any overclocking or underclocking. I play GPU intensive ...
by gevorg
Sun Dec 25, 2005 11:02 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Sonata's PSU gone bad?
Replies: 5
Views: 1572

Thank you for the replies, I will try to vacuum it.

How can I swap the fan inside PSU, is it easy, or there some sort of soldering involved? Which fan should I swap into this PSU? (Antec TruePower 380 Sonata version - 1 fan )
by gevorg
Sun Dec 25, 2005 5:04 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Sonata's PSU gone bad?
Replies: 5
Views: 1572

Sonata's PSU gone bad?

Hi all, Its been over a year since I've build a comp. with a Sonata case, and recently its power fan started to spin-up loudly and then down, every 3-4 sec. If I'll game, it will restart after 15-20 min. When there is very cold in the room, its fine, but it was never like this, even during summer. T...