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by Nat
Tue Aug 22, 2006 5:13 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Cooler recommendation for A8V/P150/X2 3800 Combo
Replies: 0
Views: 807

Cooler recommendation for A8V/P150/X2 3800 Combo

Hi, just wondering what cooler you guys would recommend for use with an X2 3800 on an A8V in a P150. The potential pitfalls are the "north-south" orientation of the RM on the A8V and tight fit in the P150... This rules out the Scythe Mine and the Thermalright Ultra-120. I'm also having trouble findi...
by Nat
Fri May 19, 2006 12:14 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P150: Back in Black? [called: Solo]
Replies: 228
Views: 136564

I'd like to to know just how the dust filter prevents the invasion of Chile - the Antec developers are getting a little too clever, methinks... :lol: Or, perhaps, the folks who wrote the translator program aren't clever enough? :wink: Its a P150 and... wait for it... its Black! http://www.boozingea...
by Nat
Fri May 19, 2006 2:22 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P150: Back in Black? [called: Solo]
Replies: 228
Views: 136564

From the link in English :  Concerning maintenance function, removable system is adopted for the side panel and front panel, the private slider is equipped in 5 inch bay and 3.5 inch bay. It is possible to install and remove the access and drive to inside the case simply. Furthermore, it is possib...
by Nat
Wed May 03, 2006 6:49 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman fittings for LGA775
Replies: 3
Views: 1343

Zalman fittings for LGA775

Hi,

Does anyone know if the LGA775 retention module is the same for both the CNPS7700 and the CNPS9500? Someone has offered me a 9500 without fittings and I have some spare from a 7700... :?:
by Nat
Sun Apr 30, 2006 3:49 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My cheapo quiet file server
Replies: 13
Views: 8471

Next up, you'll be wanting a backup server for the peace of mind... ;) :lol:
by Nat
Sun Apr 30, 2006 1:29 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My future Rock Solid, Rock Silent DAW : Advices needed !
Replies: 33
Views: 9873

I've not seen those head-to-head blofelds results before. Yeah, it does look pretty close! The X2 4200 v. D 940 isn't a fair comparison either as they are not at the same price-point. The 940s extra cache goes some way to compensate for the Pentium 4/D's lower FPU performance. Still, the Athlons pro...
by Nat
Sat Apr 29, 2006 2:49 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My future Rock Solid, Rock Silent DAW : Advices needed !
Replies: 33
Views: 9873

A couple of things worth considering for DAW builds: 1) Dual core Athlon/Opteron is the way to go as they have better FPU performance than Pentiums (important in Cubase etc). Cubase also benefits from the Opterons extra L2 cache. 2) Pro audio interfaces don't get on well with PCI-E based AMD boards....
by Nat
Sat Apr 29, 2006 1:21 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: GlacialTech SilentBlade - new contender on 120 mm market?
Replies: 81
Views: 31690

Everflow fans are hit and miss in general. I've fitted quite a few budget systems with quiet Glacialtech heatsinks and maybe half have developed fan issues inside of 12 months, so I stopped buying 'em. Its a shame because the Glacialtech heatsinks themselves are cost effective and very well designed.
by Nat
Wed Apr 26, 2006 3:47 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Sticky for the UK
Replies: 107
Views: 211677

Might just get one for... 'stock'.
That is exactly what I thought. ;)

Scan made a mistake on my last order and gave me free delivery on my next, so I made the most of the opportunity... :lol:
by Nat
Wed Apr 26, 2006 3:38 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: GlacialTech SilentBlade - new contender on 120 mm market?
Replies: 81
Views: 31690

I've had a couple of the 120mm SilentBlades. Good for the price, but they do seem to suffer if not used with the best honey-combed fan outlets when compared to the Yate-Loon/Nexus. Maybe the 9 blade design results in higher impedance? Subjectively, they sound considerably louder when mounted in an A...
by Nat
Wed Apr 26, 2006 10:05 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Sticky for the UK
Replies: 107
Views: 211677

http://www.scan.co.uk/todayonly/

The Seasonic S12s are on offer again. The 430w version is just under £36 - cheaper than the 380w - beat that! :-O
by Nat
Sun Mar 12, 2006 6:32 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Post your 90nm AMD underclocks here
Replies: 17
Views: 7885

s939 A64 3000+ Rev E3 (Venice) 2250MHz overclocked ** 1.2v Prime95 stable. Sorry, I can't supply results at stock speeds, but I remember that it wouldn't boot with less than 1.1v. This particular chip is of the infamous CBBLE 0512 DPBW stepping/week. I have another running in a gaming rig thats hap...
by Nat
Sat Mar 04, 2006 8:14 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Sticky for the UK
Replies: 107
Views: 211677

http://www.fleetwoodcomputers.co.uk/

Useful source of handy bits and pieces, such as molex terminals, cable management stuff, grommets, ducting etc. There isn't much in the "Silent PC" section, unfortunately ;)
by Nat
Sun Feb 26, 2006 5:32 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Loud whine from WD2500KS (SATAII)
Replies: 21
Views: 7002

I'm surprised they didn't charge you for return shipping on the RMA! ... Unless they accept that noisy = faulty :lol: The whine is definately very remiscent of the hissing that some drives develop after a few years of daily duty... This one produces alot of EMI, too. Enabling SSC for SATA helps some...
by Nat
Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Loud whine from WD2500KS (SATAII)
Replies: 21
Views: 7002

Must be some differences amongst batches or something - nothing new there, I suppose. ;)

Did suspending your drive make much difference, quikkie?
by Nat
Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:14 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Loud whine from WD2500KS (SATAII)
Replies: 21
Views: 7002

I've just picked up a 2500KS and it also exhibits the same hissing at idle. It sometimes lowers in pitch and becomes slightly louder for no ostensible reason. Other than that, it seems to have the same (good) vibration characteristics as most newer WDs. Seeks are noisier than Samsungs, but cause muc...