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- Wed Mar 22, 2006 12:00 am
- Forum: Notebook Systems
- Topic: SpeedFan and Dell Latitude C640
- Replies: 1
- Views: 2983
I installed SpeedFan on a Dell C640 yesterday. Everything was ok until I exited SpeedFan. After SpeedFan closed, all three fans came on at 100% speed. I uninstalled SpeedFan and rebooted the computer. After the reboot, two of the fans were off, but now one fan is on all the time, even when the compu...
- Sun Mar 19, 2006 1:16 pm
- Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
- Topic: MoDT or Core Duo Laptop
- Replies: 2
- Views: 1172
I'm planning on building a PC that will be used for business with no gaming. The only must is that it has to have enough power to do speech recognition. High wants are silent operation or at least consistent, and preferably low, noise, low power, use an Intel processor and be reliable. I've read Tom...
Would there be any merit from a temperature, and possibly noise standpoint, of splitting PC components between two or more cases? What I'm considering is putting the motherboard with VGA card in a barebones type case. The hard drive, CD/DVD and floopy drives would be put in a separate case. External...
- Sat Mar 04, 2006 11:53 pm
- Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
- Topic: Intel, I'm impressed.
- Replies: 66
- Views: 25361
Good post. The only think I would have changed is the CPU. I would have opted for the 65nm Intel Pentium D 920 Presler. Of course, that is $80 more than the Intel Pentium D 805, which brings it closer to the cost of a X2 3800+. But it definitely runs cooler which would make for a quieter PC overall...
- Sat Feb 25, 2006 12:26 am
- Forum: Silent Storage
- Topic: Most Reliable HDD Manufacturer?
- Replies: 40
- Views: 14079
If Maxtor has a drive of the type you're looking for you might consider them. I've got a Diamond Max that's been running continously for 10 years in an industrial PC application. It's mounted in a cabinet on a hefty metal plate on rubber groumets for shock protection. This is in a non-conditioned en...
- Sun Feb 19, 2006 12:57 am
- Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
- Topic: Custom or Commerical
- Replies: 8
- Views: 3518
Strictly from a noise standpoint how much advantage is gained from building or buying a custom system versus starting with a commerical machine and then making tweaks if needed. For example, HP lists a SPL at idle for their DC7600 minitower at 25 dba and with random HDD writes at 27 dba. A Pentimum ...
I recently bought a Lenovo A52 tower, P4 3.2 ghz, which still carried the IBM nameplate. When I first started the machine, I noticed that the harddrive reads were so noisy that the drive sounded like it was chattering. I opened the machine up and found that they had the Hitachi Deskpro hard drive wr...