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by walla walla
Tue May 02, 2006 1:08 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Pentium D840 Cooling
Replies: 15
Views: 3676

I think an xp90c will be fine. I have an SI-120 w/ a nexus fan on my Pentium D830 and it idles at 36 degrees celcius.
by walla walla
Tue May 02, 2006 12:14 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 New Front Panel (not just the door)
Replies: 18
Views: 7830

I got my new front panel, but as I though might happen, they sent me a silver one, and I have a black case. Oh well, I guess I'll just send them another e-mail. Despite the wrong color, the door works great.
by walla walla
Tue May 02, 2006 2:45 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A new power supply
Replies: 2
Views: 1160

I'm not sure if its a use it or lose it situation. Maybe I'll email them an ask them.
by walla walla
Mon May 01, 2006 10:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A new power supply
Replies: 2
Views: 1160

A new power supply

I have a 50 dollar store credit to www.heatsinkfactory.com but I don't need any heatsinks, so I think I am going to replace my Antec true power 2.0. I can't decide between the Seasonic s12 430 and the 500 watt.

Is 430 watts enough for this? or should i go for the 500
by walla walla
Sun Apr 30, 2006 6:48 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless VGA Cards list -- a start!
Replies: 156
Views: 314778

Which one of those two would be better? Are the passive 7600GTs the best passive nvidia cards?
by walla walla
Sat Apr 29, 2006 7:08 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: VGA card problems
Replies: 6
Views: 1772

I have left my old video card in the copmuter and the random rebooting seems to have stopped. Is it possible that i messed up the memory while I was installing the accelero x1 cooler or is the card just defective?
by walla walla
Tue Apr 25, 2006 4:59 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: VGA card problems
Replies: 6
Views: 1772

There isn't a blue screen. It just turns off. Thanks. I'll try some of that later when I don't have so much work.

Well when it sends the error report after the computer starts back up again, it says it doesn't know whats causing it, but it might be the PSU, the CPU, the motherboard, or the ram.
by walla walla
Tue Apr 25, 2006 3:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: VGA card problems
Replies: 6
Views: 1772

VGA card problems

My system has been crashing recently. It usually crashes once or twice a day. It all started happening when i used a thermalright hr-01 cooler, but the motherboard components were getting too hot. I switched to an SI-120 with a nexus fan and that dropped my temps about 15 degrees. I don't think this...
by walla walla
Sun Apr 23, 2006 8:46 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent Video Card PciE
Replies: 5
Views: 1911

Arctic Cooling is making a passive cooler for the 7900gt that should be out in June, so I would go with a 7900gt since it will be much easier to cool it passively.
by walla walla
Sat Apr 22, 2006 7:57 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Backing up 3 hard drives
Replies: 0
Views: 897

Backing up 3 hard drives

I have 3 computers in my house and I woud like to back them up with an external hard drive. Are the seagate pushbutton drives and the maxtor one touch drives able to back up more than one computer.

Also, would it be possible to put a drive on my network that would back up all of the hard drives?
by walla walla
Mon Apr 17, 2006 6:17 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Zalman hp-80d on 7800gt?
Replies: 2
Views: 2439

Thanks. I'm probably not going to bother with it since i'm pretty happy with the accelero, but I might take it just to have and maybe i'll try putting it on sometime.
by walla walla
Mon Apr 17, 2006 5:49 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Replacing AC nvSilencer5 rev3
Replies: 8
Views: 3677

I haven't tried it without the shroud, but it looks lke you should be fit the card in the slot, although i'm not 100% sure. I don't have a card to test it out with. EDIT: Here is a picture, but it the angle might be a little misleading, but maybe not. http://x402.putfile.com/4/10621111590-thumb.jpg
by walla walla
Mon Apr 17, 2006 2:18 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Replacing AC nvSilencer5 rev3
Replies: 8
Views: 3677

You could use an Arctic Cooling Accelero X1. It works with SLI. I have one running on onmy eVGA 7800gt. It's .4 sone and the silencer is .9 sone so it should be quieter. My only concern is that it blows the hot air onto the motherboard. http://www.arctic-cooling.com/vga2.php?idx=91 The Accelero X1 i...
by walla walla
Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:05 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Zalman hp-80d on 7800gt?
Replies: 2
Views: 2439

Zalman hp-80d on 7800gt?

Would the zalman hp-80d be able to cool my eVGA 7800gt card? My guitar teacher decided to get one for his card, but then decided to just replace the card entirely, and he offered to give the zm80d to me. I currently have the accelero x1 on it, and I'd like it to be a little quiter. I remember readin...
by walla walla
Sat Apr 15, 2006 12:24 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Loud Xbox 360
Replies: 88
Views: 84080

The original is fine, but it certainly isn't quiet as say the Gamecube or Dreamcast
Quiet?? My Gamecube is VERY loud.
by walla walla
Fri Apr 14, 2006 12:43 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Sony Vaio Desk Top
Replies: 5
Views: 2538

I used to have an RA830g. It was quiet, but the computer had a lot of problems.
by walla walla
Thu Apr 13, 2006 7:15 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7900GT fan always at 100% sound bomb setting
Replies: 8
Views: 5775

I have the same problem with my evga 7800gt.
by walla walla
Wed Apr 05, 2006 5:25 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet DIY OC'd Pentium D 830 System
Replies: 95
Views: 55277

I just finished moving my pentium D 830 system from a crappy kingwin to the p180. I also switched from the stock cooler to the thermalrigh SI-120. It's great. My idle temps before were around 55-60, and now it is 38. I have 3 nexus fans in the case running at 12v. I have a lot of work right now but ...
by walla walla
Sat Apr 01, 2006 4:56 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet DIY OC'd Pentium D 830 System
Replies: 95
Views: 55277

cmthomson wrote: Has anyone bought one of these? What attachment hardware comes with it?
The installation guide is on the thermalright website. It uses pushpins, or you can use some kind of clip.
by walla walla
Thu Mar 30, 2006 8:33 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja or Thermalright SI-120
Replies: 2
Views: 1393

You're in about exactly the same situation as me. I am currently deciding between those two heatsinks, and i will also be using the p180. Unfortunately I can't help you because I haven't even decided for myself.
by walla walla
Wed Mar 29, 2006 4:43 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet DIY OC'd Pentium D 830 System
Replies: 95
Views: 55277

Has anyone bought one of these? What attachment hardware comes with it? Yeah here's a thread that someone made about the HR-05. They also posted pictures of it installed with the Scythe Ninja. http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=29508 here's the picture. http://img.villagephotos.com/p/...
by walla walla
Wed Mar 29, 2006 4:32 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright XP-120 vs SI-120
Replies: 18
Views: 4543

Thanks a lot. I will probably go with that, unless I decided to get the ninja. I probably won't thouhg because i want the fan to cool the motherboad.
by walla walla
Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:16 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet DIY OC'd Pentium D 830 System
Replies: 95
Views: 55277

I think the thermal diode is fine (unless mine is bad too). I have an 830 too and those temps seem to be about the same as mine. It's usually around 58ºC Did you consider the thermalright HR-05 for your northbridge? That seems like it would cool better (I haven't ready any reviews or anything so i h...
by walla walla
Wed Mar 29, 2006 3:41 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet DIY OC'd Pentium D 830 System
Replies: 95
Views: 55277

although the extremely high temperature of that heat sink indicates that the stock thermal goo is pretty efficient. It's the silver one that says like fanless, no moving parts, ect. right? How hot does it get. My p5nd2-sli deluxe has the same heatsink and it doesn't feel hot at all. It might be bec...
by walla walla
Tue Mar 28, 2006 3:16 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Passive cooling for Pentium D 9xx?
Replies: 9
Views: 3163

That Thermalright xp-120/si-120 doesn't seem to be compatible with my socket? Anyway, honestly, maybe it has some good performance, but it doesn't "look" that impressive... I think I'm gonna end up going with the Ninja and some ducting They are compatible with the LGA 775 socket, but you need to bu...
by walla walla
Tue Mar 28, 2006 2:18 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet DIY OC'd Pentium D 830 System
Replies: 95
Views: 55277

Actually I did put Arctic Silver 5 on the NB; I forgot to mention it in the article. When I did that, the HS temperature went up at least 5C (from hot to very hot); clearly the stock compound wasn't transferring heat very well. Did you put Arctic Silver 5 on the VRMs too? Or is that even possible? ...
by walla walla
Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:55 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet DIY OC'd Pentium D 830 System
Replies: 95
Views: 55277

I run my computer without the side panel too. When the side panel is on, the motherboard temperature gets so hot that the cpu fan on my pentium D 830 spins too fast and it gets too noisy. It is quieter with the case off. Hopefully when I switch to my new p180 I will be able to run it with the side p...
by walla walla
Sun Mar 26, 2006 7:45 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet DIY OC'd Pentium D 830 System
Replies: 95
Views: 55277

This turned out to be significant, because when I mounted its fan blowing down, the air leaving the fins was so hot it actually increased the motherboard temperature. I also tried blowing up through the fins, hoping this would suck air through the motherboard heatsinks, but that only worked when th...
by walla walla
Sun Mar 26, 2006 7:36 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright XP-120 vs SI-120
Replies: 18
Views: 4543

Yeah that seems like it makes sense since the xp-120 has the fins on the bottom of it.
by walla walla
Sat Mar 25, 2006 8:24 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright XP-120 vs SI-120
Replies: 18
Views: 4543

Thanks. I was reading some reviews and although the xp-120 has more surface area, it only cools about 1ºC better than the sp-120. With a customized LGA 775 adapter kit, XP-120 is designed to fit all socket T (LGA775) motherboard. So far, we have not found any board that is not compatible with XP-120...