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by toltery
Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:19 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New Seagate "thunking"
Replies: 7
Views: 4342

Re: More Seagate 5400.3 "Thunking"

Seagates have always made random "clicking" "buzzing" "ticking" "thunking" sounds depending on which model you have. Whenever the drive is idle it moves the internal parts around to increase their life. It's normal but annoying.
by toltery
Sat May 14, 2005 1:24 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ack, Help w/ Changing voltages w/ crystalcpuid and a dfi ut?
Replies: 3
Views: 1106

I started from scratch and reinstalled windows etc. Now it's working.
by toltery
Sat May 14, 2005 8:24 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ack, Help w/ Changing voltages w/ crystalcpuid and a dfi ut?
Replies: 3
Views: 1106

Yes, I did that. It just changes the multiplier, not the voltage.
by toltery
Fri May 13, 2005 8:36 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ack, Help w/ Changing voltages w/ crystalcpuid and a dfi ut?
Replies: 3
Views: 1106

Ack, Help w/ Changing voltages w/ crystalcpuid and a dfi ut?

Using a dfi ut nf3 motherboard and a sempron 3100+ s754 I can change the multiplier with or without CnQ enabled in the bios with crystalcpuid. I can't get the voltage to change (using crystalcpuid) under either setting. I've tried setting the voltage to "auto" and various fixed settings in the bios ...
by toltery
Fri Jul 16, 2004 4:07 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Project Watercooled HDD - Improved ZFZ model - err...maybe?
Replies: 16
Views: 4267

Its a little hard to cool the bottom as its open circuit down there not to mention there is nowhere near enough surfaces to conduct the heat. I noticed the sides of the HDD do become hot but also when I placed my hdd in suspension in the case, on warm days, the top of the hdd do become pretty hot. ...
by toltery
Sun Feb 01, 2004 10:34 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Windows XP takes 2 minutes to start-up still... hmm...
Replies: 22
Views: 4752

What do you have in your pci slots?

Try removing your pci cards 1 by 1 and see if windows boots faster.
by toltery
Wed Mar 19, 2003 1:28 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Can a hot PSU cause problems to the monitor?
Replies: 10
Views: 3147

Have you tried changing the refresh rate? I had a monitor do this and lowering the refresh rate fixed it. It seems odd to lower the refresh rate but so long as it's 75hz you'll be OK on a CRT.

You could also try different video card drivers.
by toltery
Fri Mar 14, 2003 3:56 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Do Barracuda IV's cause PSU coil whine? mine does
Replies: 44
Views: 23981

Well I tried it again on the silenx with the ferrite ring. Basically I just used an old speaker magnet as you can see in the pic. I can still hear a high pitched noise coming from the psu. Admittedly with this psu I have to stick my head within 2 feet to hear it. I'll try later with my other ones. O...
by toltery
Thu Mar 13, 2003 10:33 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Do Barracuda IV's cause PSU coil whine? mine does
Replies: 44
Views: 23981

Do Barracuda IV's cause PSU coil whine? mine does

I have been noticing a slight whine from my PSU. For an unrelated task I hooked up a DM9+ to my computer instead of the Cuda. The whine went away. I tried 3 different psu's that I had lying around and got the same result. Psu whine with the cuda connected but not with the DM9+. The whines were of va...
by toltery
Wed Mar 12, 2003 9:54 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Join the SPCR Folding@Home effort
Replies: 436
Views: 171638

Won't a program like this raise the idle temp of your computer? Seems contrary to the silent computer idea.
by toltery
Wed Mar 05, 2003 10:28 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: engelking?
Replies: 7
Views: 2557

I got a reply from engelking. They said they would ship to the US and shipping would be about 35 euros which is about the same in dollars I believe.
by toltery
Tue Mar 04, 2003 1:55 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Please help me avoid getting shocked to death!
Replies: 9
Views: 9213

I've stuck my fingers in a number of psu's while they were powered up and running a computer (too see how hot the heatsinks/coils were getting) and I never got shocked once. However, I've been shocked several times working on other projects and it really doesn't hurt. It just jiggles your arm a bit ...
by toltery
Thu Feb 27, 2003 9:54 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: engelking?
Replies: 7
Views: 2557

http://www.engelking-elektronik.de/inde ... tx&lang=de

I found them here but I'm not sure if they'll ship to the US. I was also looking for a TK power TKP300 fanless but couldn't find one:(
by toltery
Wed Feb 26, 2003 4:08 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Success Story!
Replies: 13
Views: 4128

Alright, I removed the piece of cardboard that I was using to spread the weight of the drive and now my temp is about 46C, which seems acceptable for now. Anybody want to clue me in on where to find some nice heatsinks for my HD as the drive was quite hot to the touch (not burning, but not mild eit...
by toltery
Mon Feb 24, 2003 5:53 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Where do you get aluminum plates and/or large heatsinks?
Replies: 4
Views: 1726

Thanks. Yes I'm going to try to fashion an aluminum box for my maxtor 80gb 8mb 7200. It runs so hot that rubber boxes are out of the question. It's an FDB one so I'm mainly trying to reduce the seek clatter. It has no whine whatsoever. Once it's in the aluminum box I'm going to do an elastic suspens...
by toltery
Mon Feb 24, 2003 1:41 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Where do you get aluminum plates and/or large heatsinks?
Replies: 4
Views: 1726

Where do you get aluminum plates and/or large heatsinks?

I couldn't find anything like it in hardware stores. Just wondering if there is any place to order them from.