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by SecretFire
Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:05 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which cooler for a modded 6950?
Replies: 98
Views: 19721

Re: Which cooler for a modded 6950?

Just installed a GELID icy vision on my powercolor 9650 1GB. I tried to unlock the shaders but it looks like it didn't work for some reason, even though I think the card might be reference since it has a dual bios switch. The cooler was non-reference, though, and although it looked pretty large, the...
by SecretFire
Sat May 02, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 342025

Samsung T220 At most brightness levels (basically anything but full), there is a mid-band whine that's relatively quiet but still noticeable. No noise during standby/poweroff that I noticed. I don't think it annoys me enough to do anything about it, but definitely not suitable for someone who wants...
by SecretFire
Thu Sep 13, 2007 5:23 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: LCD Coil Whine
Replies: 4
Views: 3233

Possibly, although it would require you to open the panel and void any warranty. I know a few people have had limited success damping vibrations in inductors by applying hot glue to them. My BenQ Fp737s-d (rather old by this point) often makes a high-pitched whine while in standby or turned off (but...
by SecretFire
Sat Aug 18, 2007 10:06 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Need ball bearings for 120mm fan?
Replies: 3
Views: 1592

Need ball bearings for 120mm fan?

I've had my P180 for a while, and though it's been working well, I think the horizontal mounting of the top exhaust fan is causing problems. Every time I have the computer off for more than a few mins, the fan makes a huge racket (loud buzzing sound) for about half an hour before settling down. It s...
by SecretFire
Sat Aug 18, 2007 9:39 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 air flow door open vs closed.
Replies: 8
Views: 3272

I just tried this myself with an 8800GTS in a P180. I fixed the fan speed at 60% and loaded it with rthdrbl. The temp went up (from 69C) to about 80C within 5 minutes, then stayed there. I opened the main door, and the temp remained at 80C for 10 mins. I removed the little doors in front of the filt...
by SecretFire
Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet, overclocked C2D: What HSF?
Replies: 3
Views: 1858

While this may not quite answer your topic question, I figured I'd let you know how my overclock is coming along. I have a P5B Deluxe BIOS 1004, a E6600, and 2 x 1 GB G.Skill DDR2 800 HZ's. With these 3 and an XP120 w/Nexus 120mm in a Antec 900 that is placed right next to my window, I OC'ed to 3Gh...
by SecretFire
Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:24 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet, overclocked C2D: What HSF?
Replies: 3
Views: 1858

Quiet, overclocked C2D: What HSF?

Well, it's finally come time to upgrade my aging system (Athlon XP @ 2.45Ghz with SI-97A and nexus 92mm fan, 9800XT with an AC silencer running on high and making more noise than it used to) to something modern. Granted the 8600ultra is on it's way, but after probably 10 months of being interested i...