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by specular
Thu Nov 27, 2008 9:36 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte EP45-UD3P
Replies: 27
Views: 9824

gabeyd, how's the fan control on your board? Is the Gigabyte utility any good for this?
by specular
Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD to release 320GB platter drives
Replies: 49
Views: 29122

[quote="KenAF"]

[quote="Western Digital"]The full PN for 320GB off of this new platform is WD3200AAKS-00B3A0.

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by specular
Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:56 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: is power management bad for your monitor?
Replies: 20
Views: 11938

If both what subsonik and SoopahMan is true, then those of us who use our screens at lower brightness levels are killing their lifespan. Could that be true?
by specular
Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:02 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Whineless PSU.... Do They Exist?
Replies: 13
Views: 4910

My original Seasonic S12-380W PSU made a coil whine-type noise when in Windows. I RMA'd it, and thankfully the replacement from Seasonic doesn't whine. If I listen really carefully, I can hear a slight ticking sound from the fan, but from a normal distance I can't hear it.
by specular
Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:01 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12-380W high pitched whine with Asus P5B-VM
Replies: 19
Views: 10014

Seasonic replaced my original S12-380W PSU and thankfully the replacement does not whine. If I listen really carefully, I can hear a slight ticking sound from the fan, but from a normal distance I can't hear it. So I'm satisfied now.
by specular
Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:44 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12-380W high pitched whine with Asus P5B-VM
Replies: 19
Views: 10014

That's good news, boba8888. So did you do an advance exchange with Seasonic? Did you have any problems with the process, and any tips you learned along the way? I'll probably do the same thing.

Thanks for coming back to let us know what happened.
by specular
Mon Oct 23, 2006 10:00 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12-380W high pitched whine with Asus P5B-VM
Replies: 19
Views: 10014

boba8888, when you get the replacement PSU from Seasonic, could you report back to this thread to let us know if the replacement solves the problem? Most of my whine is gone since I've added a load, but it's still somewhat annoying when the intermittent bursts happen. Thanks for everyone's input so ...
by specular
Wed Oct 04, 2006 11:34 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12-380W high pitched whine with Asus P5B-VM
Replies: 19
Views: 10014

Seasonic S12-380W high pitched whine with Asus P5B-VM

So I've put together a new system consisting of: Asus P5B-VM Core 2 Duo E6300 Antec Solo Seasonic S12-380W IDE HD DVD-RW Everything's fine except for the Seasonic. When the machine's in Windows, it emits a fairly loud high pitched whine, which could be coil whine. I've localized it to the Seasonic b...
by specular
Wed Sep 06, 2006 9:12 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung Spinpoint T Series: Successor to a Quiet Legacy
Replies: 30
Views: 31261

alfred, the Seagate issue is a fairly well known problem and occurs even when you turn all those Windows services off. Believe me, I've tried all those things. The scan is built in to the drive's firmware.
by specular
Tue Sep 05, 2006 3:42 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung Spinpoint T Series: Successor to a Quiet Legacy
Replies: 30
Views: 31261

Do any current Samsung drives have what Seagate calls an "offline scan"? Basically, some Seagate drives will, when they've been idling for a while, start scanning the drive "to ensure quality", thereby making very audible seek noises. It's really irritating. If the T series doesn't do this, that wou...
by specular
Thu Aug 17, 2006 1:02 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Core 2 Duo, much lower power consumption with older chipsets
Replies: 33
Views: 13913

wsc, it seems that eWiz is the only one that has it in the US (correct me if I'm wrong), but I'm not familiar with that reseller. When will places like ZZF and Newegg have it?
by specular
Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:21 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec NSK3300: A Mini-P180?
Replies: 82
Views: 57745

Or a NSK4400?
by specular
Mon Jun 05, 2006 2:31 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 – 750 GB
Replies: 26
Views: 17579

We were a little concerned about Directed Offline Scan, which "runs diagnostics when storage access is not required". This poses an obvious question to for low noise enthusiasts: Are the diagnostics audible? A disc-wide scan in particular could produce seek noise when the drive should otherwise be ...