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by signal64
Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:36 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HDPLEX H10 Fanless microATX Case
Replies: 26
Views: 10057

Re: HDPLEX H10 Fanless microATX Case

Not too sure on what your seeing.. thought maybe ATX power might be a tad short. The 4pin CPU power would need an extension on my boards. No SATA power plugs and you would need one that wasn't angled based on where the SSD is in that photo (or mount the drive upside down I guess). I have a few P5N7A...
by signal64
Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus P5N7A-VM: Geforce 9300 IGP
Replies: 42
Views: 23995

Albeit a bit late on a response, but yes the DVI or HDMI can display 1920x1200 or 1920x1080 depending on monitor. The wording used by ASUS on the product description is poor. The max resolution they are describing is if you are playing HDCP content (blueray for example) on a non-compliant HDCP HDMI/...
by signal64
Sun May 24, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus P5N7A-VM: Geforce 9300 IGP
Replies: 42
Views: 23995

If you run this board horizontal (as most htpc orientations would be) you can do a quick little mod to help the mcp79 cooling. The ASUS logo on the heatsink is just double sticky back tape attached. It covers the center length of the heatsink and inhibits proper air flow if the board is lying flat. ...
by signal64
Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD suspension: best elastic material?
Replies: 13
Views: 4213

I've recently checked a case I outfitted with stretch magic for four drives almost 2 years ago. It appears to have lost only some minor elasticity but is still very adequate and strong enough for the four drives. I used two separate strands on front and back with their own knots to give it some back...
by signal64
Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is there a problem with head parks on WD Green HDDs?
Replies: 296
Views: 360438

From a general use with XP perspective, I've been running two WD500AACS-00ZUB0 with XP for about a year now. One has the OS while the other is for data (i.e. not raid 0). It's a general useage PC that is mostly powered off when not in use. Looking at the smart data in everest shows: Drive 1 - WinXP ...
by signal64
Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quiet Drive Bay PSU's options
Replies: 0
Views: 883

Quiet Drive Bay PSU's options

I have a couple of Thermaltake A2422RU Mini ITX 5.25in Bay 270W PSU's that have dual 40mm fans. Unfortunately the fans on these emit a high pitch noise that isn't obnoxiously loud but enough that you know your system is on when the sound is off. I have a dual height 5.25" space and have been trying ...
by signal64
Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:08 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: PWM->analog Voltage Controller Circuit for pumps/fans
Replies: 17
Views: 19375

dinofx - sent you a PM.
by signal64
Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:29 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 3 wire PCI Slot Fan?
Replies: 2
Views: 1323

Oooo... ok.. I have enough parts to play around with that. I have the same Scythe fans and funny enough, an old internal CD ROM case looks to be useful for this experiment (I have the hole saws for metal work). In the end it turns out I'm trying to get something like a "Lian Li BS-01 Aluminum Blower...
by signal64
Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:12 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 3 wire PCI Slot Fan?
Replies: 2
Views: 1323

3 wire PCI Slot Fan?

I'd like to control and monitor the speed of a PCI slot fan via the motherboard and have been searching for a 3 wire version (if such a thing exists). I unfortunately need to keep to what's been a common form factor for this type of fan. Example: http://www.antec.com/images/400/cycloneblower.jpg Doe...
by signal64
Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:58 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: ECS G31T-M Undervolt ideas
Replies: 1
Views: 1098

ECS G31T-M Undervolt ideas

I got this board as a "throw away" when purchasing a new Intel E6850. Those not familiar with Fry's Electronics stores here in the U.S., they tend to bundle Box Retail CPU's with ECS boards at a usually less than their going CPU price (and at times beating online prices once you consider shipping co...
by signal64
Sun Oct 28, 2007 3:01 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Passive 3U CPU heatsink
Replies: 3
Views: 1537

Yes, I really do like the idea of using the "Minja" now that I have one. Thanks for the idea. Hmmm.. as it is I can't have anything sticking up through the top cover as these are rackmount cases where one system sits on top of the other in the rack. There's less than 1mm clearance between the two sy...
by signal64
Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:32 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Passive 3U CPU heatsink
Replies: 3
Views: 1537

Passive 3U CPU heatsink

I have two 3U rackmount cases in a studio that I've been trying to get really quiet. We unfortunately couldn't go for 4U cases due to space limitations in the rack. The rackmount CPU heatsinks that I've seen for sale as passive aren't really. They are counting on a high noisy air flow through the ca...
by signal64
Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:00 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Swiftech MCP350/Laing DDC, my opinion.[UPDATE with pics]
Replies: 32
Views: 23820

I have a Corsair Nautilus 500 which has a Laing DDC-1TP. It is now the loudest thing running and it's definatly the pump that's at issue. I'd love to replace the pump with a queiter version but can't seem to find any information that relates to noise of the various Laing pump models. As far as a new...
by signal64
Tue Jan 16, 2007 11:05 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: abit NF-M2 nView
Replies: 282
Views: 197013

Dumb question, but when it says "Boot CD:" did you hit enter?
Had to do that on mine then got the "Windows Setup" loading.

Acronis didn't need the extra knudge. It just went straight in.
by signal64
Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:30 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: abit NF-M2 nView
Replies: 282
Views: 197013

kurt65 - I have the same issues with my OCZ mem. There's a couple of folks on the Abit forum (and on one retail site) with the same problem as well. I've since worked with OCZ quite a bit (even flashed new SPD timings) and actually got a human on the phone at Abit. To no avail with lots of tweaking,...
by signal64
Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:01 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: abit NF-M2 nView
Replies: 282
Views: 197013

aristide1 Try just one stick at a time. Covered that in my post.. With one or two sticks installed in any slot: MC FLMJIG Check the mem timings when in the Abit. Are they 5 5 5? Or something else? Yup, they came up 5-5-5-15 and the OCZ specs say 5-5-5-12. Only thing I tried to change was tras to 12 ...
by signal64
Sun Jan 07, 2007 12:28 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: abit NF-M2 nView
Replies: 282
Views: 197013

Anything special to do for 800mhz ddr2? OCZ Gold Edition PC2 6400 OCZ28002048ELDCGE-K 1024 EL Dual Ch 5-5-5-12 (CAS-TRCD-TRP-TRAS) 2.0v 800Mhz Nothing special but can't get them to work beyond first post on this board. With one or two sticks installed in any slot: Install, clear cmos, boot - can get...
by signal64
Mon Jan 01, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: abit NF-M2 nView
Replies: 282
Views: 197013

rei - I tried it out and it works.

Unlike some motherboards, it doesn't disable the onboard sound if you plug in a sound card. You can run both onboard and sound card at the same time.

Use the PCI slot next to the PCIe x1 slot to avoid IRQ conflicts.
by signal64
Mon Jan 01, 2007 4:33 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: abit NF-M2 nView
Replies: 282
Views: 197013

One other odd-ball thing to mention (just in case someone else sees it). With this board, if you disable Firewire in BIOS it doesn't exactly hide/disable it from the OS. Normally when disabling integrated devices in BIOS, those devices won't be detected by an OS. For Windows in this case it shows up...
by signal64
Mon Jan 01, 2007 3:08 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: abit NF-M2 nView
Replies: 282
Views: 197013

Ok.. picked one of these up. Put in a 3800+ 65W and a couple of Kingston 1G 667 sticks for now. Had issues with memory in the blue slots to start. Windows install would bomb out with hangs or BSOD. No idea why, they were seated correctly and tried one at a time in each. Have had the memory for over ...
by signal64
Sun Dec 31, 2006 3:14 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Corsair HX520W & HX620W Modular power supplies
Replies: 79
Views: 74728

Added the HX520 to my harem of hardware. Quiet and doing much better with my UPS. Don't have the figures yet but can tell right away that it draws less when doing a System Power on (UPS doesn't complain) than an Enermax Liberty 500W. Overall my only complaint is the modular power cords. 1. They are ...
by signal64
Sun Dec 17, 2006 5:01 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: "fake" rpm sense
Replies: 2
Views: 1497

"fake" rpm sense

I don't think there is a magic answer to this one but thought I'd ask anyway. I have a non-PC device that has a fairly noisy Nidec TA300DC 80mm fan. 12v 3pin lead, 35cfm @ 31.7 dBA (4.5 Bels) and looking at the specs runs about 2600 to 2800 RPM. The header on the fan isn't your standard PC type eith...
by signal64
Sat Nov 04, 2006 12:37 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Drive Fan Off when Drives are in standby?
Replies: 7
Views: 2571

It seems on the uATX boards (which the ASUS A8N VM CSM is) they back off on these features (and sometimes quality) automatically assuming it isn't for the enthusist market.

This is something I found in common with MSI, Abit, and ASUS.
by signal64
Thu Nov 02, 2006 11:38 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: SpeedFan and "external" fan controllers
Replies: 0
Views: 1377

SpeedFan and "external" fan controllers

Is it possible to use SpeedFan with an "external" (i.e. not on the motherboard) fan controllers? Could swear I saw a screenshot where the sensors detected included a Sunbeam fan controller, but can't find it. Also can't find a definitive answer on the subject either. As the motherboard I'm working w...
by signal64
Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate 750GB 7200.10 drives and vibration warning
Replies: 1
Views: 3728

Seagate 750GB 7200.10 drives and vibration warning

I recently purchased x3 750GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 drives. All of them have the same info on their label: Model #: ST3750640AS P/N: 9BJ148-300 Date Code: 07013 Site Code: AMK The vibration generated on two of these drives is pretty much on par with other drives I've worked with (i.e. nothing sp...
by signal64
Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:12 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Drive Fan Off when Drives are in standby?
Replies: 7
Views: 2571

That's the problem. The motherboard (A8N VM CSM) only allows the CPU fan header to be controlled. The one other fan header doesn't allow control via speedfan. Hence, I'd like to try and tie in the motherboard/S.M.A.R.T temperatures to an external fan controller as an overall soltion. Otherwise the o...
by signal64
Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:26 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Drive Fan Off when Drives are in standby?
Replies: 7
Views: 2571

Good idea. Haven't seen an on/off type of thermal control though (but will look). The majority seems to allow some voltage through (ala FanMate or Thermistor on the fan itself) and don't have a temp threshold. Might have to build something. Maybe more complicated, but had an idea that could handle a...
by signal64
Sun Oct 29, 2006 6:34 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Will Ninja fit on a Asus P5B-VM? (running a server passively
Replies: 1
Views: 1647

Although that's an LGA775 board, it seems to be about the same location as my A8N-VM which can be found here: http://usa.asus.com/products4.aspx?l1=3&l2=15&l3=210&model=766&modelmenu=1 The edge of the Ninja pretty much lines up with the edge (right hand side of the photo) of this motherboard. The ot...
by signal64
Sun Oct 29, 2006 5:09 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Drive Fan Off when Drives are in standby?
Replies: 7
Views: 2571

Drive Fan Off when Drives are in standby?

I have a few cases with a fan in front of the hard drives and in some cases, I'm using this item from Scythe: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835185020 System is already pretty low wattage, so I tend to just put the hard drives in standby when not in use. I'd like the fan for th...
by signal64
Sat Oct 28, 2006 2:07 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Possible to soft-undervolt Asus AM2NPV-VM? (slightly urgent)
Replies: 14
Views: 5518

Not sure if it helps, but in order to get an accurate voltage reading on an A8N-VM (and the CSM version) I had to use CPU-Z and edit it's ini to use VCORE=3. Not sure if that applies to this VM board as well. By default, using PCPROBE II and other utils they reported higher VCORE voltages that weren...