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by arf80
Sat Mar 03, 2007 4:35 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Installing a resistor on a case fan
Replies: 0
Views: 1111

Installing a resistor on a case fan

I've got a bunch of 120mm yate loon case fans that I'm looking to slow down a bit. I've got a couple 2 watt, 68 ohm resistors. Does anyone have pictures of fans modified this way? I'm looking for actual photographs, not diagrams, as I'm not an electrician.
by arf80
Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:17 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD5000KS vs WD5000AAKS
Replies: 67
Views: 89215

Have you set the AAM to 128? Yes, but this only seems to affect the sharp seek noises, and I'm talking about motor noise. I have no problem with a little seek noise when I'm doing heavy drive access, but the constant hum is what gets to me. The drive also seems to have no problem with vibration (st...
by arf80
Sat Feb 24, 2007 5:10 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD5000KS vs WD5000AAKS
Replies: 67
Views: 89215

Well, after reinstalling with the new drive, it's really not that quiet at all. Maybe I was expecting complete silence after reading the reviews, but motor noise is easily audible at a meter or two away as kind of a white noise "presence". All the effort of installing silent fans and larger heatsink...
by arf80
Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:29 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD5000KS vs WD5000AAKS
Replies: 67
Views: 89215

Not really. But I bought the 5000AAKS anyway, so I guess I'll report back in a week.
by arf80
Sun Feb 18, 2007 2:42 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD5000KS vs WD5000AAKS
Replies: 67
Views: 89215

WD5000KS vs WD5000AAKS

Has anyone tested this new revision of the 5000KS as far as noise is concerned? The hard drive review section of SPR hasn't been updated since last June, and a new drive is the only thing standing in the way of a completely silent computer for me. I'm looking to buy either one of these drives in the...
by arf80
Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:21 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Horizontal Case Fans?
Replies: 2
Views: 1775

Horizontal Case Fans?

I want to remove the stock fan and shroud from my video card and mount a case fan directly below it, blowing up. However the Yate Loon 120mm case fans I have will fail if mounted horizontally. What quiet fans exist that can run horizontally, and does anyone cool their card this way?
by arf80
Sun Feb 04, 2007 6:11 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Poor results with SI-120 - running hot
Replies: 3
Views: 1479

Update: putting the 120mm case fan back on the cpu, but blowing down instead of up made quite a large difference. The heat sink has an open design so it allows the fan to blow down onto the ram and northbridge areas. The difference is apparent as system zone 1 and zone 2 both dropped by 30F each. Ho...
by arf80
Sun Feb 04, 2007 2:10 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Poor results with SI-120 - running hot
Replies: 3
Views: 1479

Poor results with SI-120 - running hot

I installed my new Thermalright SI-120 this weekend on a P4 3.2c (northwood). The previous setup was a stock intel HSF with a single case fan. Before the swap, the CPU was running at 105F at idle and about 120F under load. After swapping everything into an Antec P150 and installing the SI-120, the c...
by arf80
Sun Jan 28, 2007 3:22 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Run CPU fan from mobo or PSU?
Replies: 2
Views: 1104

Run CPU fan from mobo or PSU?

I've got an intel 865 series motherboard (socket 478) with the stock HSF. The CPU fan is plugged into the default spot next to the chip, and the motherboard varies the speed of the fan depending on the amount of heat in the system (I can hear it spin way up during games). When I replace the stock HS...
by arf80
Sun Jan 28, 2007 8:52 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Aftermarket fan with stock heatsink?
Replies: 5
Views: 1900

Ok, so I'll grab one of these Nexus/Yate Loon fans since they seem to be the same thing (Yate Loon is a higher rpm version?) and an 80mm heatsink. Those 120mm heat sinks look great but I doubt they can fit in my case.
by arf80
Sat Jan 27, 2007 7:26 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Aftermarket fan with stock heatsink?
Replies: 5
Views: 1900

I've got an Antec P150 case with an intel 865 series mobo. The heatsink section of the site was a good read, but I found the fan section confusing (doesn't seem to differentiate between case and CPU fans?).. and I'm concerned with finding a good quiet CPU fan.
by arf80
Sat Jan 27, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Aftermarket fan with stock heatsink?
Replies: 5
Views: 1900

Aftermarket fan with stock heatsink?

I have a socket 478 3.2c P4 with the stock HSF. The system runs at an acceptable temperature (40C) but the fan is insanely loud. Is it possible to replace just the CPU fan? I'm looking for the quietest possible fan without causing the processor to overheat. The CPU cooling section of the site is int...