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by speedlever
Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:10 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Recommended Motherboards: From a Silence Perspective 1.1
Replies: 163
Views: 218521

Re: Recommended Motherboards: From a Silence Perspective 1.1

Zoide wrote:How about an update for socket 1155 motherboards? Thanks
I'd like to see this too.
by speedlever
Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: External drive for backup
Replies: 3
Views: 1021

Update: I ordered the 1.5 Tb WD green drive on 24 hour sale at Newegg and plan to get the Vantec Nexstar 3 USB/esata enclosure locally. (passive cooling).
by speedlever
Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: External drive for backup
Replies: 3
Views: 1021

Thanks. Although I'm not in a tropical climate, the summer hardware temps will still climb 10-15*F or so (compared to winter temps). I've already had a Seagate HD fail in an external enclosure... although it was an older drive. Still, I thought it may have failed due to heat. So I'm a bit skittish a...
by speedlever
Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: External drive for backup
Replies: 3
Views: 1021

External drive for backup

I have an Asus P5B-E mobo with 2 internal sata ports and 1 IDE port. They are all filled. The IDE port has a older 300 Gb Seagate which is getting full (my backup drive). The largest IDE drive I find on NewEgg is a 750 Gb Seagate 7200.12. I'm considering my options to replace that older drive and wi...
by speedlever
Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Recent Samsung drive failure rates?
Replies: 51
Views: 24656

...And now I'm stuck with this noisy annoying 7200.10. Interitus 0 - Power Outlet 5 is your final score. Sorry about your difficulties. I'm sorta surprised that you find the 7200.10 noisy. I just installed one to replace a 7200.7 that failed (I think it was heat related issues in a Dell) and it is ...
by speedlever
Sun Oct 28, 2007 3:13 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Recent Samsung drive failure rates?
Replies: 51
Views: 24656

My HD321KJ has run flawlessly since I built the new computer back in March 2007. Matter of fact, it is the coolest drive (of 3 in my system). Speedfan 4.33 currently reports: HD0 - 35*C (Seagate 7200.7 - 300 Gb IDE) Backup HD1 - 33*C (WD 740ADFD - 74 Gb SATA) OS and programs HD2 - 27*C (Samsung HD32...
by speedlever
Sat Oct 27, 2007 7:54 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: cooling in a Dell 5150
Replies: 5
Views: 3653

Thanks. That link is what I needed.

Edit: looks like the only available power connector is an unused FDD connector from the PSU. I should be able to try the 5v and 7v power options fairly easily with that.
by speedlever
Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:16 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: cooling in a Dell 5150
Replies: 5
Views: 3653

Yeah, it won't be pretty. But maybe taking power like joeyl said and rigging some sort of suspension aft of the HD assembly will make a difference. I have a spare 80mm fan. Not sure a 120 will fit, but I bet a 92mm would fit. That is an easy case to get into, but a lousy case design for cooling.. an...
by speedlever
Sat Oct 27, 2007 5:39 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: cooling in a Dell 5150
Replies: 5
Views: 3653

cooling in a Dell 5150

Manual found here: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim5150/en/sm/index.htm A friend has this computer that is about 1.5 years old. The Seagate 7200.7 SATA drive failed in it this week. I replaced the single drive with a Seagate 7200.10 320 Gb drive and added another WD 3200 AAKS (320 G...
by speedlever
Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New quiet & powerful Solo system :)
Replies: 12
Views: 3937

I put dual 92mm Nexus fans in the front of my Solo. I have a 300 Gb Seagate 7200.7 on the bottom, a Samsung 320 Gb next up, a space and then a 10k rpm 74 Gig Raptor. I also use the Corsair HX520w and it is silent in my experience. The Seagate 7200.7 runs hottest at 37*C, the Raptor is next at 35*C a...
by speedlever
Fri Jun 22, 2007 3:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Value system
Replies: 8
Views: 2857

I have both an e4300 and an e6600. I've had trouble getting the e6600 past 350 FSB on my P5B-E rev 1.01g mobo. My experience thus far is that the e4300 on the ASRock 4coredual-VSTA mobo oc'd easily by 50% and the temps barely moved. IIRC, a 33% oc on the P5B-E and the temps wanted to climb a bit mor...
by speedlever
Thu Jun 21, 2007 7:23 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Value system
Replies: 8
Views: 2857

That's interesting jaganath. I need a little education here... what differentiates the e21x0 from the e4x00? L2 cache? They're both Allendale, right? And yet NewEgg differentiates them as Dual Core and C2D respectively. I'm not sure of the difference. e2160 e4300 I'm seeing about $25 diff between th...
by speedlever
Thu Jun 21, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Value system
Replies: 8
Views: 2857

Looking at AMD mobos, I have no clue what's desirable between the different NB chipsets: ATI VIA SIS AMD 3x Nvidia (nforce 500, nforce 4,geforce 700) At least with Intel mobos, I'm comfy with the p965 chipset and the C2D cpu. Although I just built a C2D with a VIA 880PT Ultra NB and I have no compla...
by speedlever
Thu Jun 21, 2007 4:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Thermal paste removal
Replies: 55
Views: 16404

You should be good to go. I think it's preferable to put on too little TIM than too much.

I suggest you use the TIM sparingly. Refer to Bluefront's post.

Post back when done and let us know what temps you're seeing.
by speedlever
Wed Jun 20, 2007 6:37 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Thermal paste removal
Replies: 55
Views: 16404

I tend to agree with you. Actually, it's more involved than just removing and replacing the goop when you consider the mobo likely has to come out of the case. At least, it would for me with the tower HSF I use. Come to think of it, even with the stock HSF, I would want to remove the mobo to replace...
by speedlever
Wed Jun 20, 2007 4:23 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Value system
Replies: 8
Views: 2857

I'm certainly open to AMD. Might be worth the wait... will probably take me that long to put a value component list together anyway. Right now the AM2 3800+ seems to go for about $65... which is about $50 less than the e4300.
by speedlever
Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Any thoughts on these components?
Replies: 9
Views: 3187

And i might just take you up on that bet of yours, ACook. Wink The T166's seem great but i got really disappointed when i bought my p120 a few years back. IMHO it was nowhere near the whisper quiet All I can say is that I have 3 HD's mounted in my Solo using the sillicon grommets. I was going to su...
by speedlever
Wed Jun 20, 2007 7:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Value system
Replies: 8
Views: 2857

Value system

Having just built a couple of C2D systems, I was planning to keep an old Dell PII/400Mhz running (albeit sluggishly) XP/pro in 384 Mb ram for a 3rd computer for the kids (ages 8-10)... I'm thinking the old PII just ain't worth keeping... in comparison. I just rebuilt an old P4/Northwood system with ...
by speedlever
Wed Jun 20, 2007 6:34 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Thermal paste removal
Replies: 55
Views: 16404

I used Ceramique on a couple of recent C2D builds. I'm happy with it. But read here before assuming that Ceramique is definitely better than AS/5.
by speedlever
Wed Jun 20, 2007 3:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: System build ready, but worried about temperatures
Replies: 11
Views: 3362

Looks like you're running XP. FYI, I haven't been able to get Coretemp and TAT to run on Vista/64. Anyone else? Also, what PSU are you using? Edit: nevermind. I see in the pic you are using a Corsair HX520W. I have the same PSU running a P5B-E, e6600 (stock) and 2 gigs of Corsair DDR2-800/C4 ram and...
by speedlever
Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:15 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Any mobo for Core2Duo with AGP & DDR"1"?
Replies: 29
Views: 13693

ASRock 4coredual VSTA

I just built this board tonight with an E4300 and 2 Gigs of DDR2-667 Kingston ram for ~$250 shipped. I brought over my 6600GT/AGP card but ditched my PC2700 ram for the inexpensive DDR2. Running stock, I'm seeing about 38-40*C in BIOS (HW monitor) using the stock cooler and AS Ceramique. SpeedFan 4....
by speedlever
Sat Jun 02, 2007 5:51 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Rebuilding an old PC
Replies: 10
Views: 2960

Isaac, You are right. But of those 9 boards, only 4 have AGP (not including the recertified one), and one of those is not in stock. http://tinyurl.com/37h9wu However, for $200-250 or so, I can pretty well modernize this old PC. It'll cost me $150-200 more than just replacing the mobo with another 47...
by speedlever
Fri Jun 01, 2007 4:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Rebuilding an old PC
Replies: 10
Views: 2960

Well, it's a pretty old board... I'm not sure where to find one. But I'd rather get a more modern one at this point. I don't have enough installed yet to make a reinstallation a big deal.
by speedlever
Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:44 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Rebuilding an old PC
Replies: 10
Views: 2960

I've looked at every DDR2/800 board that supports AGP on Newegg. The two boards listed above seem like the only/my best options. There are some PCChips and ECS boards but they only support DDR2 533. So... AMD or Intel on this project? Anyone have any experience on either of the 2 mobo's listed above...
by speedlever
Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Rebuilding an old PC
Replies: 10
Views: 2960

The MSI K9MM-V Socket AM2 VIA K8M800 board is listed by Newegg as an AGP board. Have they made a mistake? http://tinyurl.com/3dg4vv The ASRock 4CoreDual-VSTA LGA 775 VIA PT880 board is listed as having both AGP and PCIe slots for video cards. http://tinyurl.com/2byo7f There may well be better option...
by speedlever
Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Rebuilding an old PC
Replies: 10
Views: 2960

Thanks for the suggestion, but I think I'll pass on this option: **************************************** "REVIEW BY: OTMAN Reviewed May 31, 2007 I bought this along with a Sempron 3000+ box set. The installed BIOS doesn't support the new Sempron. A new BIOS is available on the PCChips site but inst...
by speedlever
Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Rebuilding an old PC
Replies: 10
Views: 2960

Hmm. Did I make this too long?

No opinions on either of these options?
by speedlever
Fri Jun 01, 2007 4:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Rebuilding an old PC
Replies: 10
Views: 2960

Rebuilding an old PC

I just replaced on old PC with a new C2D I built on an E6600/P5B-E and Vista/64. I'm pretty happy with the new box thus far. I planned to wipe the disk and install Vista Home Premium on the old PC and let the kids use it for games, etc. It is a P4/1.8 Northwood on an Asus P4S533 (which would be an u...
by speedlever
Wed May 02, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Uninterruptable Power Supply Line-Interactive
Replies: 18
Views: 7881

I recently picked up one of those APC RS1500VA on closeout for about $100 to use on another PC. Haven't unboxed it yet. I use a TrippLite 750SLT on my main PC (C2D). It's very quiet. But if the power kicks off and the unit goes to battery, you'll hear the fan. One reason I got the 750SLT was to have...
by speedlever
Wed May 02, 2007 10:33 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Core2 quad Q6600 really this hot??
Replies: 16
Views: 10516

I'm running an E6600 on a P5B-E stock and see (Speedfan 4.32):
System: 42
CPU: 36
Seagate 7200.7: 37
WD Raptor wd740adfd: 34
Samsung HD32KJ: 28
Core1: 28
Core2: 30

My HSF is a Noctua NH-U12F with the ULNA in a push config in an Antec Solo case. The Tri-Cool runs at the mid setting.