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by wjohnsaunders
Tue Dec 19, 2006 5:48 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: which 'silent' VIDEO card for Antec Fusion
Replies: 14
Views: 6023

There are any number of 7600GS cards with passive cooling. Most are typical 7600 short cards and the heatsink doesn't extend beyond the size of the card itself (check out the eVGA 7600GS). However you would probably want to keep the slot near the video card empty and use one of the Fusion's vented s...
by wjohnsaunders
Sun Jul 23, 2006 9:02 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Arctic Cooling Alpine 7 / 64: Quiet $15 Heatsink
Replies: 14
Views: 12310

I put the Alpine 64 on an Athlon 64 3000+ a little over a month ago. I was originally going to get a Zalman CNPS7000, but a Frostytech article showed equal cooling for 2dB less noise with the Alpine 64, and it was 1/3 the price. My fan doesn't have any trace of clicking, at 12V there is a little mot...
by wjohnsaunders
Wed Jul 19, 2006 7:39 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: VGA Cooler Roundup: A Thermalright, two Zalmans, and an Arct
Replies: 54
Views: 36089

The Silencer design that moves GPU heat out of the case still interests alot of us since it should theoretically minimize heatsoak from the hot air coming off the GPU coolers. I'd be interested as to whether the silencer reduced overall temperatues within the case or not. I use an AC VGA Silencer r...
by wjohnsaunders
Wed Jul 05, 2006 5:54 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU cooler now less efficient
Replies: 7
Views: 3771

Wondering if it's the paste? I may have damaged the cap when I opened the Ceramique almost two years ago. I can't remember what the consistency was when I first used it, but it's now rather stiff and difficult to move across the heatspreader. Ceramique should be soft and smooth, almost like toothpa...