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by AndeeG
Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:09 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800 GTS vs. HD 2900 pro
Replies: 12
Views: 6329

Re: 8800 GTS vs. HD 2900 pro

I am looking replacement for my 7900gs Sli system. I want to upgrade faster single card system I could get some 8800 GTS cards ( 320 mb GDDR3 320 bit ) from 279 to 309 €'s while HD 2900pro ( 512mb GDDR3 512bit ) is 250 to 290 €'s So when looking price and memory HD2900 pro seems to be a winner ...
by AndeeG
Tue Jul 31, 2007 6:47 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD3200KS now my loudest part?
Replies: 2
Views: 1838

WD3200KS now my loudest part?

After installing my coolermaster hyper tx 2, it seems like by far my loudest part is a wd3200ks. Aside from those two, the only other noise-making components in my system are a yate loon d12sl-12, an hx520, and an ASUS x1950pro. The yate loon and Hyper TX both run at 50% (controlled by speedfan) mos...
by AndeeG
Sun Jul 15, 2007 4:51 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Undervolting my Coolermaster Hyper TX 2
Replies: 1
Views: 1621

Undervolting my Coolermaster Hyper TX 2

I recently picked up the Coolermaster Hyper TX 2 for $20 AR at newegg and have been somewhat pleased with its performance. It's definitely much more effective at cooling but the way I have it set up now (plugged into a case fan header with Q-Fan on silent) it's not as quiet as I would hope. I tried ...
by AndeeG
Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:11 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: e6600 undervolting...
Replies: 9
Views: 3036

@ Palindroman: If I use RM Clock to undervolt, does it matter what I set the voltage at in the BIOS? Will RM Clock just override whatever that setting is? Also, with regards to power usage and heat production, is voltage the only factor or does clock speed make a difference? If I have my CPU running...
by AndeeG
Fri Jul 13, 2007 1:39 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: recommended for light and quiet/silent [am2]
Replies: 19
Views: 4737

If you're not looking to spend much, you could try the Cooler Master Hyper TX 2. From what I've read, it's very similar to the Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro. Also, if you want to get the Scythe Mine, xoxide.com has an open box one for $20 plus shipping.
by AndeeG
Fri Jul 13, 2007 1:36 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: e6600 undervolting...
Replies: 9
Views: 3036

Alright, well that seems pretty straightforward. What would be a good starting voltage to try? I think my mobo voltage control goes down to maybe 1.15 or so. Also, what stress tests should I be running. I've heard that orthos is good, and lm mentioned prime95 and memtest86.
by AndeeG
Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:48 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: e6600 undervolting...
Replies: 9
Views: 3036

e6600 undervolting...

I'm pretty new to the whole overclocking/undervolting, etc. scene so I'm not quite sure how one would go about doing either - undervolting in particular. Is it as simple as going into my BIOS, selecting a lower voltage, and then running some stress tests to see if it's stable? I was just looking at ...
by AndeeG
Wed Jul 04, 2007 10:27 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Mine vs. Katana 2
Replies: 19
Views: 5314

Well, if the TX 2 were in stock at newegg, I would definitely jump on that, but unfortunately everywhere else it's going to be about 30 dollars shipped. I can get the freezer 7 pro for only $22 shipped from ewiz. From some of the reviews you linked, it seems like they're very very similar, with the ...
by AndeeG
Tue Jul 03, 2007 10:10 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Mine vs. Katana 2
Replies: 19
Views: 5314

Re: Scythe Mine vs. Katana 2

Since the Mine most likely will not fit my motherboard, does anyone have other recommendations for quality coolers that might? Cooler Master Hyper Tx (or Tx 2, which has universal mounting): - it cools better than the others discussed so far above. - It has a relativey small footprint. - light weig...
by AndeeG
Mon Jul 02, 2007 3:03 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Mine vs. Katana 2
Replies: 19
Views: 5314

Re: Scythe Mine vs. Katana 2

Okay now you're just confusing me. I meant that perhaps the mechanism for the Mine is different in rev. B. When you say there's an optional mounting kit for Rev B are you talking about the Mine or Ninja? On a side note, do you know what the differences between the Mine rev A and B are? I believe th...
by AndeeG
Sun Jul 01, 2007 9:22 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Mine vs. Katana 2
Replies: 19
Views: 5314

Re: Scythe Mine vs. Katana 2

Judging by this installation manual , the mechanism seems different from the Ninja. Perhaps it's different in the rev. B model? Ninja Rev B is completely different for LGA775; I’ve owned both and much preferred Rev A. There is an optional mounting kit for the Rev B which looks a lot better but Iâ...
by AndeeG
Sun Jul 01, 2007 2:19 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Mine vs. Katana 2
Replies: 19
Views: 5314

Re: Scythe Mine vs. Katana 2

I've been looking into a replacement for my stock intel cooler for a while now and these two seem to be the most suitable for my needs. I would consider getting a Ninja, but I have a P5B-E, which from what I've heard isn't compatible. The Mine is a bit more expensive but probably more effective too...
by AndeeG
Sat Jun 30, 2007 7:18 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Mine vs. Katana 2
Replies: 19
Views: 5314

Well I looked into the frostytech reviews and it seemed like the Mine was able to cool significantly better in their tests, so I'll probably go with that one. On a side note, I found that xpcgear is selling an open box Mine for about 12 bucks off the normal price. Is there any particular reason one ...
by AndeeG
Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:20 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Mine vs. Katana 2
Replies: 19
Views: 5314

Scythe Mine vs. Katana 2

I've been looking into a replacement for my stock intel cooler for a while now and these two seem to be the most suitable for my needs. I would consider getting a Ninja, but I have a P5B-E, which from what I've heard isn't compatible. The Mine is a bit more expensive but probably more effective too....
by AndeeG
Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:05 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair HX520 buzz/whine issues (other PSUs discussed too)
Replies: 213
Views: 139128

Well I've got an hx520 and I've never noticed any sort of buzzing at all. The rest of my system consists of a P5B-E, e6600, and an ASUS x1950pro.
by AndeeG
Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:25 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: C2D E6600 idling at 44C is that about right
Replies: 24
Views: 8340

Re: C2D E6600 idling at 44C is that about right

I have a C2D E6600 not overclocked everything stock and its idling at 44C is that about right? I have a side panel window which I took off and its still about 44C. I'm really thinking about getting a P182, would that lower my temps much? Thanks My e6600 stays at around 40/41 while i'm surfing and l...
by AndeeG
Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:36 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Hot! 120mm Yate Loon D12SL-12 $5 w/ free next day shipping
Replies: 3
Views: 2648

You might need to keep a close eye on your order. These guys had a lot of problems with Nexfan. http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=36160 Hmm, I didn't realize people were having problems with Nexfan. However, I just received a shipping confirmation today so I don't think it will b...
by AndeeG
Wed Jun 06, 2007 9:42 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Hot! 120mm Yate Loon D12SL-12 $5 w/ free next day shipping
Replies: 3
Views: 2648

Hot! 120mm Yate Loon D12SL-12 $5 w/ free next day shipping

Only five dollars (orange version) with free shipping! I tried choosing next day air and as far as I can tell it's still free. From what I've seen, this is the best deal for yate loons on the internet if you're only getting one or two
by AndeeG
Sat Feb 24, 2007 3:01 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Seeking Core 2 Duo/Antec Solo Cooling Advice!
Replies: 58
Views: 19556

Well the reason that I'm concerned about the air intake on those pipes is that they're specifically designed to take advantage of air from the CPU cooler. Yeah, I take your point about running the cooler at a lower RPM, but if I'm spending money on a new cooler, I'd really prefer to spend the money...
by AndeeG
Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:03 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Seeking Core 2 Duo/Antec Solo Cooling Advice!
Replies: 58
Views: 19556

I have a similar rig (SOLO, e6600 w/ stock HSF, p5b-e) and seem to have lower temps than you. I keep the tricool exhaust on low and use Q-Fan to control the CPU fan, which runs at about 850rpm while idling/basic stuff like firefox + itunes. My temps differ significantly between monitoring program, b...
by AndeeG
Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:00 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Exhaust duct for ASUS x1950pro - would it help?
Replies: 1
Views: 1305

Exhaust duct for ASUS x1950pro - would it help?

I've got this graphics card and have been fairly pleased with it. It takes up two slots so I've always found it odd that they didn't just duct the cooler all the way to the rear. The other day I was wondering if making such a duct would help at all. It would simply wrap around the heatsink and duct ...
by AndeeG
Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:22 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: E6600 Heatsink+Fan
Replies: 6
Views: 2176

Sorry to threadjack but my system is similar to the OP's. I've got a SOLO with the stock tricool, an e6600 and a P5B-E. The stock HSF is getting kind of annoying so I've been looking at aftermarket ones that won't break the bank. I'm reluctant to install anything as heavy as the ninja or ultra-120. ...
by AndeeG
Sat Feb 17, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Software control other than Q-Fan
Replies: 5
Views: 2754

Software control other than Q-Fan

I've got a P5B-E with the stock Intel HSF and am currently using Asus' Q-Fan to manage its speed. While it's on, the fan runs at around 900rpm and doesn't really change in speed as temperature goes up. This is not a problem in normal use but when I start gaming, the CPU temperature occasionally hits...
by AndeeG
Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fan controller for video cards?
Replies: 16
Views: 7526

Is there something like ATITool that would work on an x1950 pro? That seems like the only card for which it doesn't...
by AndeeG
Mon Nov 27, 2006 8:00 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: High "AUX" reading in SpeedFan and other stuff
Replies: 1
Views: 1528

High "AUX" reading in SpeedFan and other stuff

I built my first computer a few weeks ago so I'm still a beginner with a lot of stuff, including fan control, noise management, etc. I downloaded speedfan earlier today and everything seems to work fine, with temps about the same as PC Probe. However, the AUX reading is showing 125C. What sensor is ...
by AndeeG
Sat Nov 18, 2006 9:58 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Overworking Chassis Fan/High temps on e6600
Replies: 6
Views: 2586

I'm running the stock HSF so thermal grease shouldn't be a problem. Noise with the fan on medium is acceptable and very quiet when its on low. If I had to describe it, it's more of a whooshing noise than anything else. The CPU fan is more of a high pitched annoying noise, but it still idn't too bad ...
by AndeeG
Sat Nov 18, 2006 6:25 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Overworking Chassis Fan/High temps on e6600
Replies: 6
Views: 2586

I just tried COD2 again with the chassis fan on full. Once again it hit 60 degrees after a few minutes. I would expect that my computer should be able to play games with stock settings and fan set to max and not overheat. This seems a little ridiculous. Edit: I just tried playing with Q-Fan disabled...
by AndeeG
Sat Nov 18, 2006 5:13 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Overworking Chassis Fan/High temps on e6600
Replies: 6
Views: 2586

Overworking Chassis Fan/High temps on e6600

I just set up my new computer, installed programs, utilities, drivers, etc. and I'm loving it, but it's very loud. Here are my specs: Intel C2D e6600 Asus P5B-E Corsair HX520 Asus x1900pro Antec Solo (Rear TriCool, no intake fan) At first I tried the lowest chassis fan speed and everything sounded g...
by AndeeG
Tue Oct 31, 2006 8:00 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire vs. Asus x1950 pro
Replies: 4
Views: 3359

Sapphire vs. Asus x1950 pro

I'm gearing up to buy an x1950 pro and just noticed that both the Asus and Sapphire versions are available on zipzoomfly. The Sapphire is 5 bucks more. Which one should I get?
by AndeeG
Fri Oct 27, 2006 8:17 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Critique my first time build ($1500 budget)
Replies: 22
Views: 5062

Hello, The Seagate HD is not all that quiet, and they run fairly warm, too. I'd go with the Western Digital SE16 instead. I remember hearing the same, but someone said they didn't have a problem with the seagate and it loaded things much faster. That wasn't on SPCR though, so I'll take your word fo...