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by speedy
Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon Pro Duo fan replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 2812

Re: Radeon Pro Duo fan replacement

So, I went ahead and changed the fan. The stock fan on Radeon Pro Duo is Nidec Servo D1225C12B7ZP-70 with non-standard wiring colors - 1. Black - Ground 2. Red - 12V 3. Yellow - RPM sensor 4. Blue - PWM line After changing the fan to Arctic Cooling F12 PWM PST, the card is way way quieter. Unfortuna...
by speedy
Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon Pro Duo fan replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 2812

Re: Radeon Pro Duo fan replacement

Whoops, yup, its 120mm, not 12".
by speedy
Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon Pro Duo fan replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 2812

Radeon Pro Duo fan replacement

AMD Radeon Pro Duo has an external water-cooling radiator with 12" stock fan which seems to be running on relatively low RPM while in desktop mode. And at such low RPM, it's annoyingly loud. Did anyone try to replace it with a silent fan and has any experiences to share?
by speedy
Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Make SPCR Even Better... and Win Great Prizes!
Replies: 209
Views: 347516

Count in a small contribution from (Eastern) Europe.. Such geeky endeavors deserve support. ;)
by speedy
Sun Mar 23, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: advice needed for building a power efficient linux server
Replies: 7
Views: 2480

Scdr figured exactly what i'm aiming when building the server(s). @Solid Snake: 1. Data reliability 2 hot-mirrored servers, proper backups and good mainstream desktop components fit our needs. Also, checksums in server software we use would catch random bit mistakes. 2. Component reliability Again 2...
by speedy
Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: advice needed for building a power efficient linux server
Replies: 7
Views: 2480

Good hint. I will check if such on-board solution consumes less power then an old 2d gfx. card in PCI slot...
by speedy
Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:28 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: advice needed for building a power efficient linux server
Replies: 7
Views: 2480

advice needed for building a power efficient linux server

I need to build a power-efficient, silent and quick ;) LAN linux based file/SVN server for the company I work in. My initial thoughts on the subject are: * CPU speed not critically important + server will be idle in non-peak hours - find a CPU / MB combo which can drop to very low power states by li...
by speedy
Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:51 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HD501LJ or WD5000AAKS
Replies: 24
Views: 15088

I've just evaluated both of those drives for my upcomming HDD upgrade. :) Performance-wise, Samsung is a slightly better performer here, paired with ICH8 SATA controller. I'm still undecided concerning sound, as both are pretty quiet, Samsung just a slightly bit louder in seeks but sound is less cli...
by speedy
Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:48 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD5000KS vs WD5000AAKS
Replies: 67
Views: 90596

* posted in the wrong thread *
by speedy
Fri Jan 19, 2007 9:50 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Updated Heatsink Test Bed and Methodology
Replies: 51
Views: 43428

To clarify my interest in Zalman just in case anyone would be interested - the results sound like it has very good cooling/noise performance per gram of weght (ofcourse, "noise" with nexus-modding in mind) :) I'd prefer to avoid mounting almost 2x max. AMD recommended heatsink weight (ie. Ultra-120)...
by speedy
Fri Jan 19, 2007 9:34 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Updated Heatsink Test Bed and Methodology
Replies: 51
Views: 43428

The Zalman appears to be the best performer... until you realize that its stock fan produces much more airflow and noise at the various voltage levels than the reference fan does. At full speed, this difference is 37 dBA@1m vs. 22 dBA@1m. The stock fan doesn't reach 22 dBA@1m until it is run at 5V....
by speedy
Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:22 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Updated Heatsink Test Bed and Methodology
Replies: 51
Views: 43428

If I understood the results correctly - the Zalman CNPS is the best heatsink ATM? If so - just wanted to remind you to insert it in the recommended heatsinks article. :)
by speedy
Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:10 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi 7K250 - VERY annoying idle whine
Replies: 2
Views: 1389

Mats wrote:Have you tried low RPM mode?
Nah, the idle whine sounds sooo awful.. Better to get rid of it, I'm even suspecting of a faulty sample. (although it worked for about 5-6 months in my box, with motor turned off for most of the time in power save mode)
by speedy
Mon Mar 06, 2006 1:01 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi 7K250 - VERY annoying idle whine
Replies: 2
Views: 1389

Hitachi 7K250 - VERY annoying idle whine

As a data point, my HDS722525VLSA80 sample has a VERY annoying / loud idle whine, and I'm in the process of replacing it with Samsung SP2504C.