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by redeyedrob
Sat Mar 01, 2008 5:35 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Powercolor 3870 Passive size issues
Replies: 0
Views: 1667

Powercolor 3870 Passive size issues

Recently acquired a silent Powercolor 3870 to replace my X1900XT. The X1900 was fitted with an HR-03 plus Noctua 120mm fan, due to some clearance issues the HR-03 was mounted on top of the card rather than around it so it was fairly large, as such I wasn't too worried about the passive 3870. I shoul...
by redeyedrob
Mon May 21, 2007 12:55 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Suitability of new P35 chipset motherboards for a Silent PC
Replies: 63
Views: 31588

2. The Asus Q-Fan control is pretty poor. Ideally I'd like to see all MB connected fans to be set to gradient up in speed based on a link to any temp sensor you chose - aka the default fan control on newer ATI GPUs. AKA.... Abit FanEq... ;) Ah. So i've bought a lemon.. ;) Will be interesting so see...
by redeyedrob
Mon May 21, 2007 11:36 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Suitability of new P35 chipset motherboards for a Silent PC
Replies: 63
Views: 31588

I had expected a deluge of P35 articles today, but I guess the fact is has been out for ages has meant that hasn't happened. Interesting comparisons here (AnandTech) and here (Legion Hardware) where AnandTech are claiming a 5% gaming performance boost over the P965 based on a 1 board, 1 benchmark te...
by redeyedrob
Sun May 20, 2007 6:08 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Suitability of new P35 chipset motherboards for a Silent PC
Replies: 63
Views: 31588

Only really got it properly running today so not formed a proper opinion yet, had to endure a hellish day of screwing around because my antiquated XP CD barely reads in the drive.. Seems stable, and there's plenty of BIOS options to poke at. 2 things off the top of my head that are pissing me off : ...
by redeyedrob
Sun May 20, 2007 5:19 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Suitability of new P35 chipset motherboards for a Silent PC
Replies: 63
Views: 31588

I didn't try anything to be honest - just pulled at it as hard as I felt comfortable with and then decided to leave it. I was only going to replace the paste and given how hard they seemed to be stuck on I decided it couldn't be that bad a contact and even entertained the idea they had used one of t...
by redeyedrob
Sun May 20, 2007 4:09 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Suitability of new P35 chipset motherboards for a Silent PC
Replies: 63
Views: 31588

Jazzforce, I'll be interested to see how you get on replacing the heatsinks on the P5K Deluxe, I got as far as unclipping them all but they were stuck down very well and I decided that I wasn't chancing destroying my new board just to apply some AS5... The individual voltage regulator heatsink at th...
by redeyedrob
Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:21 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Socket A Scythe Ninja Mod
Replies: 5
Views: 2448

Thanks guys. Recieved the power meter yesterday and its drawing 141W peak at boot, 100W idle and 125W while running a CS Server, playing a DVD from drive and an AVI from HD. Worryingly this means it is costing me 0.018p in extra electricity to watch a 22 minute cartoon ;) Will need to be more select...
by redeyedrob
Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:27 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Socket A Scythe Ninja Mod
Replies: 5
Views: 2448

Socket A Scythe Ninja Mod

Thought I'd share this highly unprofessional mod... We have a Socket A machine running in our living room as a server. Its a DVD player, CS:Source server, P2P client and soon to be digital TV box. It's quite noisy so the plan was to completely silence it. It was running a faulty 3200+ Barton at 1700...