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by ladams
Wed Mar 22, 2006 12:00 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: SpeedFan and Dell Latitude C640
Replies: 1
Views: 2983

SpeedFan and Dell Latitude C640

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...
by ladams
Sun Mar 19, 2006 1:50 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: MoDT or Core Duo Laptop
Replies: 2
Views: 1172

MikeC, thanks for prompt reply. Would the listed advantages still apply for MoDT with Pentium-M only, no Core Duo?
by ladams
Sun Mar 19, 2006 1:16 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: MoDT or Core Duo Laptop
Replies: 2
Views: 1172

MoDT or Core Duo Laptop

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...
by ladams
Sun Mar 19, 2006 11:33 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel ships 31W Core Duo-based Xeon LV (Sossaman)
Replies: 2
Views: 1824

So, there's no way to use this chip in normal PC desktop environment? It's a socket 478 chip.
by ladams
Mon Mar 06, 2006 12:22 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Multiple Case PC
Replies: 4
Views: 1721

Thanks for the inputs. Thought there must be some good reasons why this hadn't already been put into practice. See that I underestimated the need for cooling air to get to the hard drive.
by ladams
Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Multiple Case PC
Replies: 4
Views: 1721

Multiple Case PC

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...
by ladams
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...
by ladams
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...
by ladams
Sun Feb 19, 2006 12:57 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Custom or Commerical
Replies: 8
Views: 3518

Custom or Commerical

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 ...
by ladams
Sun Feb 19, 2006 12:20 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Lenovo A52
Replies: 0
Views: 3411

Lenovo A52

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...