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by garacs1
Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:12 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: friendly user manual of SpectraPlus
Replies: 3
Views: 3232

It's not that difficult. You can take the first measurement, then select the ticker on the first, do a second measurement to compare and click on the second ticker. You can see up to 8 graphs at the same time, plus the one u are measuring (in yellow). I use the black background. SpectraPLUS is very...
by garacs1
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: friendly user manual of SpectraPlus
Replies: 3
Views: 3232

UP I know I am new, but having 90+ reads and not even an answer... What I need is only basic instructions on how to show a graph-style image just like MikeC does when comparing his ambient noise to a product's, like this one: http://www.silentpcreview.com/files/images/noiseless_pc/nVidia_labpc_13dba...
by garacs1
Mon May 25, 2009 11:59 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: friendly user manual of SpectraPlus
Replies: 3
Views: 3232

friendly user manual of SpectraPlus

Hello everyone, and especially MikeC I just downloaded the demo version of SpectraPlus which is I believe the software MikeC uses for his reviews on silent components, and was willing to take a try and with unprofessional instruments (my PC and a normal mic attached to it) to do some sound recording...
by garacs1
Fri May 08, 2009 7:22 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: GPU client beating the crap out of my graphics card
Replies: 15
Views: 8029

I have no interest in water cooling, but thanks for the suggestion. I have an Arctic Cooling Twin Turbo that I could put on it. I bought it for an 8800GT but that card did not offer PWM fan control so I didn't bother and replaced that card and a passively cooled 9600GT with a pair of GTS 250s. Ther...
by garacs1
Fri May 08, 2009 1:34 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: GPU client beating the crap out of my graphics card
Replies: 15
Views: 8029

Re: GPU client beating the crap out of my graphics card

I have the clocks on one of my GeForce GTS 250 graphics cards turned down as low as the EVGA Precision tool will allow, and it's still running 81 degrees and the fan at 83%. I am using the just released drivers, the official Windows 7 drivers from NVidia. I'm seeing some strong PPD numbers, but don...
by garacs1
Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:42 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting 4450E + 780G, power usage results
Replies: 13
Views: 10991

Have you noticed any power consumption reduction switching from WinXP to Linux? Which distro are you using? I haven't tested under Linux yet. I'm using Ubuntu. Well, actually UBUNTU "is" Linux, in the sense that UBUNTU is a distribution based on a GNU/LINUX OS called "DEBIAN"... :roll: Anyway, I am...
by garacs1
Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting 4450E + 780G, power usage results
Replies: 13
Views: 10991

Hi

Have you noticed any power consumption reduction switching from WinXP to Linux? Which distro are you using?

Garacs1
by garacs1
Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: URGENT Help me reduce my Dell's Precision 490 Noise!
Replies: 24
Views: 24465

Hi I don't have that PC, so I really cannot tell if what I am going to say makes sense, but looking at the pictures, it seems that the "memory" fan is mounted diagonally, in the sense that it doesn't blow perpendicularly on top of the memory modules, being pointed instead diagonally towards the rear...
by garacs1
Thu Jan 25, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: WoodenPC: Passively air cooled DIY HTPC
Replies: 28
Views: 13048

Can you run the computer safely without the panel? Would be intresting to see the effects in numbers, primary temperatures then :-) Well, I made some tests yesterday night, *without* panel. CPU temps during DiVX play never went above 55°C, with room temperature @ 24°C constantly. I'll repeat test...
by garacs1
Thu Jan 25, 2007 4:58 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: WoodenPC: Passively air cooled DIY HTPC
Replies: 28
Views: 13048

i wish you luck, but i don't think that will work very well. as you state, the venturi effect is caused by restricting a forced-fluid flow, and thermo-buoyant flow just doesn't have much 'force' behind it (really pressure). but if it works fine passively right now, it doesn't really matter if you d...
by garacs1
Thu Jan 25, 2007 3:06 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: WoodenPC: Passively air cooled DIY HTPC
Replies: 28
Views: 13048

Here I am again with the new pics and steps for the WoodenPC. I inserted a panel inside the case to separate the motherboard zone from the heatsink-fins zone. This panel also helps me fitting the PSU inside the case. I'll later use some small-diameter screws to fix the center panel to the side panel...
by garacs1
Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:58 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: WoodenPC: Passively air cooled DIY HTPC
Replies: 28
Views: 13048

Nice build, looks... quiet :) garacs1 Why use an Infinity? Ninja outperforms it by ~5C in convection mode. P.S. Good job anyway :). Its not a Scythe, its a Thermalrock ;) Thanks TMM for your comment ;) It IS quiet indeed 8) The project is almost finished by now, so stay tuned to this thread, you'll...
by garacs1
Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:56 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: WoodenPC: Passively air cooled DIY HTPC
Replies: 28
Views: 13048

EndoSteel wrote:garacs1
Why use an Infinity? Ninja outperforms it by ~5C in convection mode.

P.S. Good job anyway :).
Thanks for your comments, but as TMM replied, the heatsink I am using is a Thermalrock. It's good nonetheless ;)
by garacs1
Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:55 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: WoodenPC: Passively air cooled DIY HTPC
Replies: 28
Views: 13048

just wondering, are you running the OS off the USB-Stick? Or off the Hard-drive? If one, than why are you using the other for? By the way great build , haven't seen something like this for a while (since that australian who's name I cant remember had a computer attached to the back of his desk :D )...
by garacs1
Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:21 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 955209

Sooty wrote:Yeah, very neat solution, garacs1 8)
Neat and cheap... :lol:
by garacs1
Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:38 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 955209

...dangerous as a world-renound danger enthusiast doing something dangerous that everyone said they shouldn't do because the danger was so dangerous! Elastic bands perish and snap when left under tension- unless you're very lucky, you'll wake up one day to find your hdd has bounced off the bottom o...
by garacs1
Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:02 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: WoodenPC: Passively air cooled DIY HTPC
Replies: 28
Views: 13048

Nice :) But, please be careful operating that PSU without the covers ! I susgest you look into HDD enclosures, since the HDD will be the noisiest thing in the box. Hi BillTodd, thanks for the advice ;) I will be careful, do not worry. For the HD, I preferr not using HD enclosures, since they only w...
by garacs1
Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:43 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: WoodenPC: Passively air cooled DIY HTPC
Replies: 28
Views: 13048

A totally passive computer is technically very impressive. But with a fan at 5V you get so much better result and yet it's silent. So it's more a bragging right than needed thing Well, technically anything with moving parts cannot be silent (ie no pressure vibrations in the air). But yes, depending...
by garacs1
Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: WoodenPC: Passively air cooled DIY HTPC
Replies: 28
Views: 13048

BTW, if some of you want to see all the pics I took for this project, I'm writing a worklog on my Italian Forum, Freemodding.it. Here's the link: [F.M.C. 2006] WoodenPC - Passively AirCooled Wooden HTPC The case is taking part on a FreeModding Contest, due for February 19, 2007 (that's what the [F.M...
by garacs1
Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:21 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: WoodenPC: Passively air cooled DIY HTPC
Replies: 28
Views: 13048

A totaly passive computer is technically very impressive. But with a fan at 5V you get so much bether result and yet it's silent. So it's more a bragging right than needed thing :-P But impressive build non the less. Nice to see a woodcase :-) My next fully positiv airflow will be ready in 1-2 week...
by garacs1
Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:09 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: WoodenPC: Passively air cooled DIY HTPC
Replies: 28
Views: 13048

What a fantastic build. It certainly makes a change from yet another P180/150 with Seasonic PSU and a Ninja! Even more impressive is the fact that the CPU you have chosen is quite hot, yet the temps are very reasonable! Of course the top of the case will be left open, to allow hot air to escape upw...
by garacs1
Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:08 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: WoodenPC: Passively air cooled DIY HTPC
Replies: 28
Views: 13048

WoodenPC: Passively air cooled DIY HTPC

Hi, just wanted to get your comments on my ongoing project, an HTPC with a DIY wooden case (not exactly wood, but pressed carton... just the same :P ) All the case will be completely passively air cooled, not even one tiny fan will be used to cool the cpu or whatsoever component. Here's the specs: C...
by garacs1
Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:28 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 955209

Here's my simple HD suspension method... 2 elastic bands and 4 cd-rom screws...

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Fast-doing, effective, costless...
by garacs1
Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:28 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Undervolting exhaust fan of no-brand psu: problems?
Replies: 11
Views: 3237

This is what the psu label reports:

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by garacs1
Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:24 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Undervolting exhaust fan of no-brand psu: problems?
Replies: 11
Views: 3237

This is what the inside looks like: http://www.freemodding.it/uploads/photos/1874.jpg The funnel: http://www.freemodding.it/uploads/photos/1872.jpg The back panel vent hole: http://www.freemodding.it/uploads/photos/1876.jpg And the small vent holes on the psu casing: http://www.freemodding.it/upload...
by garacs1
Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:21 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Undervolting exhaust fan of no-brand psu: problems?
Replies: 11
Views: 3237

Here are some pics of the case, as it is assembled now:

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Front bezel will have covers.

Next pic shows vent area on lateral cover, with funnel placed directly in front of the cpu heatsink fan

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by garacs1
Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:37 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Undervolting exhaust fan of no-brand psu: problems?
Replies: 11
Views: 3237

All temperature and voltage readings done via the pcprobe.
by garacs1
Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:36 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Undervolting exhaust fan of no-brand psu: problems?
Replies: 11
Views: 3237

If your read the FAQ for Newbies in the Newcomers Briefing Room, then you'd know to.... Provide full details of your gear and conditions when you ask for advice. Things like a basic component list in your PC, ambient temp in your room, the noise environment (at least a general description) and so o...
by garacs1
Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:33 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Undervolting exhaust fan of no-brand psu: problems?
Replies: 11
Views: 3237

Undervolting exhaust fan of no-brand psu: problems?

As the subject says, I undervolted the only exhaust fan down to 5V of a no-brand 450W psu, trying desperately to turn down the noise that damn thing makes. How did I do this? simple and very effective. The no-brand psu had some +5V "spots" not used from where all the +5V wires are soldered to, so I ...
by garacs1
Wed Jul 05, 2006 4:12 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Suggestion about New & Old Recording Techniques
Replies: 5
Views: 3898

I get the point, MikeC, and thank you for taking your time to reply. I was somewhat prepared for the costs, but did not imagine they were so HIGH! Eventhough, taking by chance the fact that we (you, me, anybody) still could afford to pay for such structures, still remains the dimensional issue, as y...