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by deebass
Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:07 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: AOpen H360 as HTPC (client for media server)
Replies: 6
Views: 2669

Would you happen to have any suggestions for the best low noise processor cooler for a Athlon EE processor that will fit best in this case? Inbox heatsink should be enough. It's kind a low profile one and when "fanmated" to 5-6V should be more than enough to cool an Athlon EE with much less noise t...
by deebass
Thu Oct 18, 2007 6:00 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: AOpen H360 as HTPC (client for media server)
Replies: 6
Views: 2669

I've been using several Aopen H3xx cases for the last 6 years. I think they're the best bang for the buck you can buy at this size. They are made of 1,0mm steel (although small, they feel heavy) and they come with good quality Fortron PSUs (I think somehow Aopen and Fortron belong to the same group)...
by deebass
Thu Oct 18, 2007 3:13 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: mini antec p182
Replies: 82
Views: 119822

Great! More than 2 years ago I posted here: http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=185898 A Micro-ATX version of the P180 should be great, does anyone here think the same? My wishes have come true, and now it's possible to build a powerful and silent computer with reduced size... :D .....
by deebass
Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:05 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P182SE Advanced Super Midtower Case: P180 v.2
Replies: 66
Views: 61555

Hi! Remember me? Some years ago I was a more active user: http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=6490 But from time time I have kept coming here to see how the silent front was improving. Now finally I had time to move my PC from the seven years old and filled up with Akasa PaxMate cas...
by deebass
Fri Jun 03, 2005 4:38 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180: A visual tour
Replies: 224
Views: 162322

If you are looking for a mATX case that is really quiet, look at the Antec Aria. It uses a lot of the same technology and looks really neat. But, Aria doesn't have the drive expansion capacity or the plentiness of space of P180. I just wanted a case 6cm less tall, but with almost the same expansion...
by deebass
Thu Jun 02, 2005 6:02 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180: A visual tour
Replies: 224
Views: 162322

Hi! Long time since I post over here. I'm very busy :( , but this event and the time spent reading the photo show and this thread and locating P180 here in Spain makes worthwhile the effort of recovering this time later. I may be buying one of these P180 in a month (once I get some spare time). I ha...
by deebass
Fri Oct 01, 2004 1:01 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervoltable Motherboards: ADD to the list!!
Replies: 313
Views: 342431

Socket 370 is outdated, even Socket A is getting into decadence... and Micro-ATX and manual voltage controlling motherboards are features that usually don't go together (it's been discussed earlier in this thread) ...but for now, yes, you can run a Duron Applebred undervolted and fanless. Since new ...
by deebass
Mon Sep 20, 2004 11:37 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: I blew up my Zalman 300w power supply!
Replies: 23
Views: 6150

I'm happy that these quality PSU's don't make more damage when they blow up... ...unfortunately I can't say the same about several no-name PSUs I've had for years (before I met the now nearly extinct SPC ML). I may have blown up aprox 4-5 "El-cheapo" PSUs, all of them unmodified. It seems that heat ...
by deebass
Mon Sep 20, 2004 8:15 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Deep Undervolt/clock PC w/ a 4.7W CPU!
Replies: 33
Views: 40833

deebass Yes thanks for the article. Yes any thing more that 2000MHz would be hard work. From my investigations (search the forums for pod03) the A64 might adjust automatically better, but it will not go low as MHz so not as low energy. So socket A might be better for the purposes of adjustable from...
by deebass
Fri Sep 10, 2004 7:57 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Deep Undervolt/clock PC w/ a 4.7W CPU!
Replies: 33
Views: 40833

And 5100AlCu is not very high performing... so anything above 2000Mhz could make climb temps and voltage so much more than mhz. ;) Anyway, nice achievement and aproximation to super-extreme undervolting and underclocking and at the same time changing it without restarting, and I'm glad my article ha...
by deebass
Fri Sep 03, 2004 6:32 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: ACTUAL Intel Processor Power Consumption!
Replies: 43
Views: 69077

Hi! So long since my last post over here. I'm very busy at these moments, but sometimes I keep on coming over here to have a quick look on what's boiling :) Nice and interesting thread. Very precise post Petr. I've always taken into account that when considering thermal issues. I have to say that I ...
by deebass
Fri Mar 26, 2004 1:29 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Athlon 64 --> alternatives to Zalman?
Replies: 14
Views: 3953

How do you know when C&Q is working? IE, is there a utility that shows when the CPU speed drops to 800Mhz? Hi Mike! So long since I used to spend some time over here. You can use the good old WCPUID and its Real Time Clock Checker to see when the CPU changes its speed, but WCPUID uses more resource...
by deebass
Wed Mar 17, 2004 6:13 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervoltable Motherboards: ADD to the list!!
Replies: 313
Views: 342431

If I remember correctly, this one is the first Socket A not nVidia chipset based system: Shuttle SK43G (KM400/VT8237). Its Vcore range is 1.1-2.0V. I recommended it to a friend, and now I'm trying to save money to buy another one. :wink: With the typical silent modding we're used to, it can be a ver...
by deebass
Tue Oct 28, 2003 4:21 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Does your board support Speedfan? List it here!
Replies: 42
Views: 15986

Speedfan controls the fans smoothly in my new Abit KD7A with the two headers that have monitoring for rpm... This is extensible also for the Abit KV7, which is BTW the same motherboard (layout) with different chipset (KT400A vs KT600)... ...although I think this could be also extended for all ABit m...
by deebass
Thu Aug 14, 2003 10:43 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervoltable Motherboards: ADD to the list!!
Replies: 313
Views: 342431

So the search'n'hunt for Micro-ATX motherboards continues... :)

...but I limit my search to Socket A. For Socket 478 it may be a little easier, as with a little research, at least I've found VIA VPSD P4MA Pro, based on the "illegal" and outdated VIA P4M266 chipset.
by deebass
Sun Aug 10, 2003 5:15 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervoltable Motherboards: ADD to the list!!
Replies: 313
Views: 342431

I downloaded the manuals & checked. Looks like 1.1-1.84V is pretty standard for a lot of AOpen boards; I have 2 that also provide the same (vert similar, anyway)... Yes... but be careful! One thing is that they can accept any CPU that has default Vcore between 1.1 and 1.85, and another different st...
by deebass
Sat Aug 09, 2003 8:45 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Does your board support Speedfan? List it here!
Replies: 42
Views: 15986

Asus A7A266. Speed01 controls all the headers, but not smoothly. If set to <=12% fans are off. If set higher than 19%, full-speed mode is set. If Speed01 is lower than 19%, but higher than 12%, speed is reduced significantly, but it depends on the fan. For example, the 6cm 5800 rpm Zalman fan on the...
by deebass
Sat Aug 09, 2003 8:24 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Shuttle SV24
Replies: 3
Views: 1827

I've always read that SV24 was very noisy, but I didn't have the chance to check it by myself... if you already own the components to try to quiet it, I'll do it, but if that's not the case, I recomend you the SK41G, which is BTW the cheapest Shuttle now. You have to be lucky with today's Shuttles. ...
by deebass
Sat Aug 09, 2003 5:42 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervoltable Motherboards: ADD to the list!!
Replies: 313
Views: 342431

The AOpen MK79G-N is a micro-ATX nForce2 IGP [Crush 18G], nVidia MCP chip board with Integrated GeForce4 MX Graphics, Vcore 1.1-1.85V. As a bonus, it has SilenTek & SilentBIOS. I'd like to get my hands on one! Another AOpen nForce2 mATX - embedded VGA boards w/ good Vcore control: MK79G-1394 Hi Mik...
by deebass
Thu Aug 07, 2003 4:46 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervoltable Motherboards: ADD to the list!!
Replies: 313
Views: 342431

Re: Abit NF7-S 2.0 undervoltable.

Abit NF7-S v2.0 is CPU undervoltable. In 0.025V increments, if I recall from 1.1V upwards. Currently we have two NF7-S boards running AMD T-BredB 1700+:s at 1.30V (1.6V default) with a slight 5% overclock. Both CPUs are stable through Prime95 and pass memtest86. Note: I do not know whether this deg...
by deebass
Thu Aug 07, 2003 4:04 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervoltable Motherboards: ADD to the list!!
Replies: 313
Views: 342431

Hi! I've just read the whole thread, and the list of undervoltable motherboards. I'd like to make some corrections to that list from my personal experience. All Abit KD7 models -> listed as 1.1-1.85V, but it's also listed in discontinued motherboards :shock: as 1.1-2.325, which is the correct answer...
by deebass
Wed Jul 16, 2003 9:47 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Nforce2 FSB disconnect compatible mobos
Replies: 7
Views: 5087

jojo4u, all the boards you have listed are KT400/A, except for the Abit NF7-S. I have tested an Abit KD7-S (VIA KT400), that also have that option with the latest BIOS. With VIA chipsets higher than KT266, you should have no problems activating that feature with the proper software, but if you have ...
by deebass
Fri Apr 25, 2003 1:10 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: New and quiet SFF from ECS: The EZ-Buddie
Replies: 5
Views: 1625

Maybe not ... but if there's no standard in these measurements, you can't tell if it's noisy or not until you listen to it.
And as it has "Smart Fan" you don't know if 30dB is the lowest or the highest noise.

Of course ... I'm waiting for any review of it, and them we'll wait for Mike to mod it, :-)
by deebass
Thu Apr 24, 2003 10:34 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Severely underclocking/undervolting a Thoroughbred XP2000+
Replies: 5
Views: 2272

On older Abit motherboards, VIA based chipset, you can boot up at 1.1V. I've tested KR7A-Raid and KX333-R With a 1700+ JIUHB I've got similar figures. At speeds of 1Ghz and 1.2V I can run it fanless, but I need a little airflow in the case. What is more impressive is that I can run it at its stock s...
by deebass
Thu Apr 24, 2003 10:21 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: New and quiet SFF from ECS: The EZ-Buddie
Replies: 5
Views: 1625

Come on. 217 posts and do I have to tell you www.ecs.com.tw, point products and click EZ-buddie? :-)

No bad intention with the previous line. I just think you're anxious to see it. :wink:
by deebass
Thu Apr 24, 2003 10:13 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: New and quiet SFF from ECS: The EZ-Buddie
Replies: 5
Views: 1625

New and quiet SFF from ECS: The EZ-Buddie

First, excuse me if this has been already discussed.

It seems quite quiet and it promises 30dB at 50cm distance and it's very cool-looking with that LCD front panel.

So now, I'm just expecting someone to get one and review it.

Also it would be good to know how customizable it can be.
by deebass
Thu Mar 06, 2003 3:44 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Aopen's SilentTek: BUGGY! BUGGY! BUGGY!
Replies: 6
Views: 4722

Gekkani, I hope that Aopen Support has given you an appropiate explanation for this, as I have read in Aopen forums that they have e-mailed you. If that's the case, I expect your answer. [a little off-topic] BTW, I was diving in Aopen Motherboard Forums searching to find out if FSB 200 (400 DDR) wor...
by deebass
Thu Mar 06, 2003 3:13 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Coolermaster temp controled fan - seems quiet
Replies: 1
Views: 1149

Hi! I'm new here in these forums, but perhaps you know me from the SilentPC ML as I have been a member for a year and a half. Well, I have bought several of those Coolermaster units, but the sleeve version, which should be even quieter (although the specs are the same). It's a good one, but not the ...