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by aeropenny
Wed Feb 15, 2006 7:25 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 300gb seagate 7200.8... supposed to be noisy?
Replies: 9
Views: 3572

It sounds like the new drive is causing your case to resonate, making that pulsing humming noise. Pretty common problem when the drive is hard-mounted to the case, i.e. screwed in (I assume that's how yours is mounted). The only way to really get rid of the vibes is to soft-mount the drive. See here...
by aeropenny
Fri Feb 03, 2006 5:13 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Cool'n'quiet with ECS RS480-M, X2 CPU
Replies: 7
Views: 2732

You may want to read here (assuming you're using Windows): http://support.microsoft.com/?id=896256 When I briefly tried Windows on my X2 machine to see how some games ran, I experienced various problems when CNQ was enabled. BIOS & driver updates didn't help at the time. As far as Linux goes, CNQ wo...
by aeropenny
Mon Jan 30, 2006 2:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My new PC is Hot and Loud in my P180
Replies: 19
Views: 4895

Re: My new PC is Hot and Loud in my P180

Salameh wrote:Any thoughts?
The GPU temps are fine I would've thought, but the CPU you'd expect to idle in the 30's.

It was a hot day in Syd today - what's your ambient temp? Do you have aircon? My case panels get quite warm to the touch on hot days.
by aeropenny
Sun Jan 29, 2006 4:14 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is your P150 HDD suspension rubber band OK?
Replies: 99
Views: 75655

My bands are OK (so far) and I voted accordingly, but as a direct result of this thread my HDDs have gone back into the standard drive sleds How do they sound fixed in the drive sleds compared to being suspended? Is there much vibration? I'm considering the P150 because I get an awful 'beat effect'...
by aeropenny
Sun Jan 29, 2006 5:55 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooling AMD X2 3800+
Replies: 5
Views: 2073

Re: Cooling AMD X2 3800+

Would a good Thermalright heatsink and Panaflow L1A would do? Works for me - XP90 + 92mm L1A here, very happy with that combo. Make sure you enable powernow so the CPU will run at 1.1v/1GHz when idle. It's very cool like that. Max temp for me is about 45c under full load with the CPU fan and 2 80mm...
by aeropenny
Tue Jan 17, 2006 6:12 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: P3 733MHz / Socket 370 / Revisited (some '05 HSFs stale)
Replies: 6
Views: 2739

Were your Spire IV's anything like this supposed II which is simply called Spire 5F271B1L3 on Newegg? That's this: http://www.spirecoolers.com/fcc.asp?ProdID=86 And mine were this: http://www.spirecoolers.com/fcc.asp?ProdID=105 So yeah, same base, just a different colour fan. Did you +5V hack those...
by aeropenny
Tue Jan 17, 2006 4:30 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: P3 733MHz / Socket 370 / Revisited (some '05 HSFs stale)
Replies: 6
Views: 2739

I used to run 2 Spire WhisperRock IV's on an ASUS CUV4X-D, dual P3-866Mhz. Same heatsink as the WhisperRock V but with a regular fan instead of that inverted fan. I found temps were ok with passive cooling - not what I was completely comfortable with but well within the safe range for a P3. I always...