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by JaRoD
Fri May 16, 2014 2:24 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silly ways (that work) to dampen a case
Replies: 1
Views: 2427

Silly ways (that work) to dampen a case

I've figured out a few ways to dampen a case that are a bit silly but work pretty well. You will need towel, string, pillow... Remove side of case and tie string at the back top of case and other end in the front top of the case. Fold towel so it's slightly smaller than panel you removed and hang th...
by JaRoD
Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:37 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair RM Series intro'd
Replies: 90
Views: 38651

Re: Corsair RM Series intro'd

I'm curious about how loud it gets when the fan does start. My current psu is silent enough up to about 250w powerdraw from the wall then it ramps up quickly. I have my 7950 undervolted to be able to stay under that limit. Looking into the future it doesn't exactly look like graphics cards will draw...
by JaRoD
Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:24 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: New old waterblocks
Replies: 3
Views: 5826

Re: New old waterblocks

hmm, not sure if that would work or not. And I haven't checked if the blocks would work with regards to other components on the 7950. And since I currently have an accelero extreme on, it's a bit much work to remove it and put it back on to see if the waterblock would fit... I'll keep pondering and ...
by JaRoD
Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: New old waterblocks
Replies: 3
Views: 5826

Re: New old waterblocks

Doh! cooler mounting holes have been move out 1mm on 7950 cards compared to previous generations...
Found this helpful little thing:
http://koolance.com/help-gpu-hole-spacing
by JaRoD
Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: New old waterblocks
Replies: 3
Views: 5826

New old waterblocks

So, I've managed to find brand new zalman 8800GT/GTS and 3850/3870 waterblocks for stupidly cheap so had to buy one of each. Anyone have any idea if either would fit on my amd 7950? Or if anyone can suggest any other use for them? Hang them on a wall for decoration? I dunno :roll: I can even get mor...
by JaRoD
Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:01 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quitest VGA Cooler
Replies: 4
Views: 2112

Re: Quitest VGA Cooler

I can recommend the arctic cooling accelero xtreme 7970. Very silent despite having 3 fans and cools very well. Costs a bit and takes a while to install and the glue they provide takes 5 hours to dry according to the manual but it's more like 24... But it's awesome after installing is done. (I insta...
by JaRoD
Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Problem with undervolting new 7950
Replies: 5
Views: 2714

Re: Problem with undervolting new 7950

I've now managed to solve the problem. I installed chrome instead and now gpu usage is 0% when watching youtube videos and cpu usage is about same as before. So seems like firefox has some weirdness going on with flash...
by JaRoD
Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:53 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Problem with undervolting new 7950
Replies: 5
Views: 2714

Re: Problem with undervolting new 7950

I'm using MSI afterburner to overclock. I have turned off hardware acceleration in firefox and now it only goes up to 500Mhz. Strange since I did try that before but it didn't work, must have been some weirdness since I then had the card in the lower PCIE x16 slot. Turned out that slot is only x4 sp...
by JaRoD
Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Problem with undervolting new 7950
Replies: 5
Views: 2714

Problem with undervolting new 7950

I have a problem with undervolting my 7950 card. It's an asus 7950 DCII top that runs the core on 900Mhz/1.064volt by default and I've clocked it down to 800Mhz/0.9Volt and from the little testing I've done it seems to be stable in furmark atleast. Problem is that when watching youtube for example i...
by JaRoD
Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: silent video projector?
Replies: 8
Views: 7031

That sanyo PLV-Z4000 does seems like it would be silent enough. Only problem is that the cheapest I found it here was about 2100 euros so a bit much. But I'll have a look at their other models and see what I can find. Thanks for mentioning sanyo :D I didn't even know about them since where I live it...
by JaRoD
Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:18 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: silent video projector?
Replies: 8
Views: 7031

I've been thinking that a "hush box" might work decently well but I don't really know how well. If you don't know what that is, it's really simple. 1. build box 2. put projector inside box 3. mount large silent fan to cool projector in box :wink: Since new projectors tend to have small fans they mos...
by JaRoD
Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:17 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: silent video projector?
Replies: 8
Views: 7031

silent video projector?

Anyone here know of any silent videoprojectors? Seems like most people on other forums just say to turn up the audio more to drown out the projector... Not a solution IMO. Some years ago I got a benq mp730 that was rated at 30db and that turned out to be loud enough that I only used it for 40 hours ...
by JaRoD
Sat Jul 04, 2009 5:29 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Power consumption problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1415

I changed the motherboard and the case. The p180 mini does have a 200mm fan but I haven't actually checked how much that uses but can't imagine it would be that much more than a regular fan. I'm have to go check the bios, but I'm pretty sure I did enable speedstep in bios but it does seem like the c...
by JaRoD
Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New Atom + Poulsbo motherboard arrived -no moving parts
Replies: 9
Views: 3358

That's pretty sweet :D what sort of connections does it have? Have to go read up and see what fun it could be used for.
by JaRoD
Fri Jul 03, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Power consumption problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1415

Power consumption problem

I just "upgraded" from an atx to a matx motherboard but it uses about 20w more now at idle :shock: The atx one is a abit ib9 with p965 chipset and the new matx is an asus p5kpl-am that uses g31 so just going by the tdp of the chipsets the asus should use a few w less so not really that much of a dif...
by JaRoD
Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:36 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Motherboard heat pipes, digital PWMs, etc: Hype or help?
Replies: 31
Views: 10943

I went with an abit ib9 motherboard, no heatpipes or extra stuff. http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/products.php?categories=1&model=334 Running seti@home and overclocked to 3Ghz using both cores pwn temps are 45 and system temp is 28c. And that's with a room temp of about 23c. Don't know where the...
by JaRoD
Fri Feb 16, 2007 1:02 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: core 2 duo temp
Replies: 10
Views: 4029

So... now I've "upgraded" the cooling to a thermalright ultra-120. It's running at about the same temp... Running with 2 fans, one pushing onto and one pulling air out of the heatsink I get about 3-4c cooler than with the big typhoon :?
by JaRoD
Sat Feb 10, 2007 5:01 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: core 2 duo temp
Replies: 10
Views: 4029

Thx for the link Ken5d. I hate it when I read a review and they show the cpu temp but nothing about ambient temps. Sort of like talking about how much something costs but not mentioning what currency :roll:
by JaRoD
Sat Feb 10, 2007 4:41 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI's answer to NVidia 8800: R600
Replies: 87
Views: 41829

I read somewhere that the fan uses 24w of power, no way in hell it could make less noise than a vacuumcleaner :shock:
by JaRoD
Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: core 2 duo temp
Replies: 10
Views: 4029

What are TM1 and TM2? I too get 19 at idle in coretemp but my ambient is 22-23. With speedfan which seems to show the same as my bios I get about 37 idle. I've been doing some calculations and I'm starting to think that an overclocked c2d really runs this hot. Calculated tdp for my old cpu is about ...
by JaRoD
Fri Feb 09, 2007 3:18 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermaltake Proves Themselves a Contender: The Big Typhoon
Replies: 34
Views: 24696

zoob's way of mounting is definitely easier than the default way. Remounting the cooler did improve performance about 4c. And if one screws down the nuts so the bolt gets just up the top of the it's easy to tighten them all the same amount :D
by JaRoD
Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:52 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: core 2 duo temp
Replies: 10
Views: 4029

Retried tat and still didn't work but I was hoping it would be a newer version that would. But after uninstalling it the temps have dropped alot, running orthos I'm now at about 48c :shock: idle is still about the same though. I'm just getting more confused all the time by all this weirdness... But ...
by JaRoD
Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:43 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja Rev.B Poor Performance
Replies: 52
Views: 13596

Don't have a ninja but have heatproblems with my big typhoon or maybe it's a problem with the sensor... At 2.97Ghz on my e4300 my temps with orthos are around 60c. I've actually remounted the cooler 2 times and I have it screwed down so hard the motherboard bends a bit and as5 spread on the entire c...
by JaRoD
Sat Feb 03, 2007 1:06 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: core 2 duo temp
Replies: 10
Views: 4029

Tried TAT but got some error :( And just tried RMclock and got temps of 8-10 c :roll: Any other ones I can try? //Edit I tried loading both cores for 10 minutes and measured the heatpipe temps and got 30c so I'm pretty sure the cpu can't be 60c. And I've tried remounting the cooler 3 times and did g...
by JaRoD
Sat Feb 03, 2007 11:45 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: core 2 duo temp
Replies: 10
Views: 4029

core 2 duo temp

I've just bought a e4300 core 2 duo cpu. But the cpu temps is different depending on what program I use to read the temps. Running at 2.7Ghz and default voltage I get 60c with speedfan and 42 with coretemp when running orthos. I have the thermaltake big typhoon cooler. Which one is correct? and how ...
by JaRoD
Sat Feb 03, 2007 4:52 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermaltake Proves Themselves a Contender: The Big Typhoon
Replies: 34
Views: 24696

I wish sprc would have tested the bit typhoon earlier, I bought one based on this test -> http://forum.abit-usa.com/showthread.php?t=103462&page=4 Scroll down to the bottom to see a comparison. It did a fine job with my athlon64 but since I now have a core2duo it seems to not cope that well :? :( Ru...
by JaRoD
Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:43 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Just under X1950Pro and wait for nvidia 8X00
Replies: 6
Views: 2425

A good comparison of current graphics cards -> http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/dig ... x0612.html

Atleast here the 7900gs is the same price as the x1950 pro and slower. If you want anything cheaper the go for 7600 gs/gt or x1650 pro/xt. Can't help you with the hr-03 though.
by JaRoD
Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:22 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Motherboard heat pipes, digital PWMs, etc: Hype or help?
Replies: 31
Views: 10943

From a little quick looking around max temperatures for mosfets are from 70 to 225c so not helpful at all... But generally the cooler the better since they actually "generate" more heat the warmer they get... If they get too hot they run into thermal runaway and burn up. So the better they are coole...
by JaRoD
Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HOLY GRAIL! 0-rpm Fan Controller needed 4 ultimate control.
Replies: 5
Views: 2576

I bought the zalman one 2 weeks ago. I got it mostly because it wasn't pwm and so far I like it. You can only monitor rpm of 2 fans with the cables that come with it though. And the fans you have on the 4 knobs don't go up to full 12v, only about 10.5 but guess that's actually good since the point i...
by JaRoD
Sun Jan 21, 2007 1:27 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Motherboard heat pipes, digital PWMs, etc: Hype or help?
Replies: 31
Views: 10943

On my current computer I actually do all the overclocking directly from windows :D nforce4 motherboard and I use a program called clockgen, available from here http://www.cpuid.com/clockgen.php The new nvidia 650i chipset seem nice and cheap too -> http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2894 Too...