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by donu
Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:36 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My reasonably quiet Solo build
Replies: 9
Views: 4215

The RAM would be a little cooler if the sticks were not right next to each other.
by donu
Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: any fanless cards that can do dual digital 1920x1200?
Replies: 3
Views: 1471

I think this will do the trick.

GIGABYTE GV-R455D3-512I Radeon HD 4550
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814125250
by donu
Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Bought a Dell Mini 9 and Highly Recommend It
Replies: 30
Views: 22523

I've also got one. Dead quiet.

Mine has 1 GB RAM, 16 GB SSD, is running Windows 7 beta. I love it.
by donu
Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Anyone own an Aspire One?
Replies: 18
Views: 13545

My girlfriend has an Aspire One. I can't be in the same room with it. The fan is too annoying. Too bad, otherwise it's a nice device.

Is it true that the Dell netbook (mini 9, i believe) has no fan and is silent?

What netbook does the SPCR crowd recommend?
by donu
Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:37 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Reliable, low-cost gigabit switch?
Replies: 7
Views: 2966

Consider the HP ProCurve Switch 1400-8G (J9077A).
Mine makes no noise and gives off very little heat.
http://www.hp.com/rnd/products/switches ... erview.htm
by donu
Thu Dec 20, 2007 7:18 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Who besides NewEgg
Replies: 10
Views: 3860

In addition to those already mentioned, I've had good luck with http://www.provantage.com
by donu
Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:07 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: OLPC XO-1 fanless laptop available in USA briefly
Replies: 6
Views: 4051

Mine showed up today.

First impressions (no surprises here):
It's dead quiet. The screen is great. Keyboard is too small for adults.

It's not fast. Boot up and loading programs is sluggish.

So far, I've used it for web browsing. After the web browser is up and running, it's fine.
by donu
Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:02 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Everex's TC2502 gPC
Replies: 27
Views: 24583

more details about the board here: http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS5305482907.html it can be purchased here: http://www.clubit.com/product_detail.cfm?itemno=A4842001# from the first link: Like the Everex PC, the gOS Dev Board supports XP, Windows 2000, and Windows CE, but not Vista. I wonder if i...
by donu
Sat Sep 01, 2007 5:52 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My HTPC Build 2007
Replies: 26
Views: 13056

derekva said:
From an image quality standpoint, the ATI cards will be better than the AverMedia combo cards.
Why is this so? Please educate me. Thanks.
by donu
Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:16 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My HTPC Build 2007
Replies: 26
Views: 13056

I don't know about Freeview, but this tuner card works with Vista 64:

http://www.aver.com/mpd/combopcie_mce_spec.html
by donu
Tue May 22, 2007 8:18 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Fan Roundup #4: 120mm Fans II
Replies: 49
Views: 39277

About horizontally mounted fans:
- why are sleeve bearings not so good?
- what is the best fan for horizontal mounting?

Thanks.
by donu
Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:32 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Asus P5B and Core 2 Duo E6700 cooling mystery
Replies: 20
Views: 6410

I'd try another fan on the HSF. Thanks for the reply. I might try that, as I like to tinker, but as I said in my initial post in this thread, the CPU heatsink is barely warm. I don't know what I'd gain by pushing more air through it. I still don't know whether I have a cooling problem or a temperat...
by donu
Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:33 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What card for this specifcation?
Replies: 11
Views: 3149

My system is very similar to yours.
I've got one of these: GIGABYTE GV-NX76T256D-RH GeForce 7600GT
It's driving 2 monitors at 1600x1200 in Vista.

See the SPCR thread:
viewtopic.php?t=39300
by donu
Sat Mar 31, 2007 2:34 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Asus P5B and Core 2 Duo E6700 cooling mystery
Replies: 20
Views: 6410

Reducing the voltages reduces the temps. Does reducing the voltage also slow down the computer? Its overclocked a lot but the temps are lower than yours. I thought overclocking meant increasing the voltage, and underclocking meant decreasing the voltage. But you say you reduced the voltage AND over...
by donu
Sat Mar 31, 2007 1:11 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Asus P5B and Core 2 Duo E6700 cooling mystery
Replies: 20
Views: 6410

skidrow wrote:Memory Voltage: 1.80 (Lowest "Manual" Setting)
CPU VCore: 1.375 (Very Low "Manual" Setting)
FSB: 1.200 (Lowest "Manual" Setting)
I'll give it a try, but before I do, why?
Pardon my ignorance on this.
Thanks for your help.
by donu
Sat Mar 31, 2007 5:02 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Asus P5B and Core 2 Duo E6700 cooling mystery
Replies: 20
Views: 6410

You make no mention of the top exhaust fan in your P180. Have you turned it off? Still the original Antec TriCool? Covered up the hole? :?: Top exhaust vent has no fan and is not covered. I tried installing an exhaust fan and it made no difference. I tried covering the hole and temps went up slight...
by donu
Fri Mar 30, 2007 5:33 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Asus P5B and Core 2 Duo E6700 cooling mystery
Replies: 20
Views: 6410

Plissken wrote:You should check with a couple other programs (SpeedFan, CoreTemp) to see if they agree.
SpeedFan reports temperatures 4 degrees lower than TAT.
CoreTemp does the same thing.
by donu
Fri Mar 30, 2007 4:33 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Asus P5B and Core 2 Duo E6700 cooling mystery
Replies: 20
Views: 6410

Asus P5B and Core 2 Duo E6700 cooling mystery

I'm not sure whats going on. Perhaps you do? My system: - motherboard: Asus P5B Deluxe - CPU: Core 2 Duo E6700 - CPU cooler: Noctua NH-U 12F with Noctua NF-S12 120mm fan - RAM: Crucial Ballistix DDR2 PC2-6400 2GB - 1st video card: GIGABYTE GV-NX76T256D-RH 7600GT (Rev. 3.0) - 2nd video card: GIGABYTE...
by donu
Fri Mar 16, 2007 12:50 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Video Card advice for Vista & Multimonitor
Replies: 11
Views: 3103

I have to question if you read angekiller's link before replying. The video card he recommended has 256MB. Now read this: I'm using the card angelkiller recommended. I'm running Vista with all the Aero effects enabled on 2 DVI monitors at 1600x1200. Good luck with your search. When you finally make ...
by donu
Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:17 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: CPU Temps - Core 2 Duo e6700
Replies: 6
Views: 2661

Right click on TAT, then select Run as Adminstrator.
by donu
Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:11 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Core 2 Duo e6700 temps - what should they be?
Replies: 19
Views: 6623

Update: I remounted my CPU cooler (Noctua NH-U9F).
TAT readings are now 43 at idle, 69 at 100% workload.
Original readings were 53 at idle, 79 at 100% workload.
A big (and welcome) improvement, but temps are still higher than I'd prefer. Perhaps I need a better CPU cooler.
by donu
Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Core 2 Duo e6700 temps - what should they be?
Replies: 19
Views: 6623

GuyScharf wrote:What thermal paste did you use?
I used Arctic Alumina.
GuyScharf wrote:There's lots of detail on C2D temperatures at http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware ... 21745.html.
That's what I've been looking for. Thanks!
by donu
Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:05 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Core 2 Duo e6700 temps - what should they be?
Replies: 19
Views: 6623

UPDATE:
I removed the Low Noise Adaptor from the CPU cooler fan.
TAT temps are now 50 (from 53) at idle, 76 (from 79) at 100% workload.

Next steps:
- add an exhaust fan to the top case vent
- remount the CPU cooler.
by donu
Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:04 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Core 2 Duo e6700 temps - what should they be?
Replies: 19
Views: 6623

Temperatures measured with TAT (Intel Thermal Analysis Tool).

Cabling is clean. I can try and remount the CPU cooler, but what temperatures should I try for?
by donu
Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:42 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Core 2 Duo e6700 temps - what should they be?
Replies: 19
Views: 6623

Overclocked: No. Cooler: Noctua NH-U9F with fan pushing air through the heat sink and pointing towards the back of the case. Case: Antec P180 Graphics card: Gigabyte GeForce 7600GT (passively cooled Silent Pipe II) Case fan: 1 Noctua NF-S12 blowing out back of case (next to the Noctua CPU cooler) Up...
by donu
Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:12 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Core 2 Duo e6700 temps - what should they be?
Replies: 19
Views: 6623

Core 2 Duo e6700 temps - what should they be?

TAT (Intel Thermal Analysis Tool) readings are:
53 at idle, 79 at 100% workload.

OK or too high? I can't find anything on the Intel web site that says what the temps should be.
by donu
Sun Feb 25, 2007 4:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First time builder seeks comments on proposed configuration
Replies: 10
Views: 4232

Thanks Cerb.
Ceramique it shall be.
Patience. Good advice.
I like the Fan Mate 2.
by donu
Sat Feb 24, 2007 10:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First time builder seeks comments on proposed configuration
Replies: 10
Views: 4232

Thanks for all the comments and suggestions. I've got some more research to do now. 2 responses mentioned the Corsair 520HX PSU. I like the Zalman ZALMAN ZM460B-APS based on this review: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/other/display/atx-psu6.html A few responses: where?wolf: - Why flip the PSU upsi...
by donu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:20 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First time builder seeks comments on proposed configuration
Replies: 10
Views: 4232

First time builder seeks comments on proposed configuration

I want to build a quiet, fast, dual monitor PC. I'm not a gamer. I'm a software developer. I'm a first time builder. I'm going to dual boot Vista Ultimate and Ubuntu. I haven't picked a sound card yet. I'll add another hard drive later. Will it be possible to add another video card to drive a 3rd mo...