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by Doors
Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:10 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: CPU upgrade from E6300 - more speed & less power consump
Replies: 13
Views: 2843

Thanks - I think it might be time then to get a new mobo as well. I can always use the old one with the old cpu in my soon to be built home server with my old Seasonic S-430, so nothing will go to waste. As for a new board, I'll take a look at the reviews on Silent PC Review. I don't need anything s...
by Doors
Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:33 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: CPU upgrade from E6300 - more speed & less power consump
Replies: 13
Views: 2843

Hi, I looked up the new E6300 and compared it to my E6300 on the Intel website - and they both have the same 65W consumption? http://ark.intel.com/ProductCollection.aspx?familyID=41877 & http://ark.intel.com/ProductCollection.aspx?familyID=26547 The later (Pentium 45nm) E6300 also has a higher TCase...
by Doors
Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:21 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: CPU upgrade from E6300 - more speed & less power consump
Replies: 13
Views: 2843

Thanks Mike and Alleycat, Well, the idea of a pc with absolutely no moving parts might not be possible then - and I'll take your advice and keep the fan. However, I never had any luck with the Zalman ZM-MFC2 fan controler or in using the high or low setting cables to set the speed manually - whateve...
by Doors
Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:16 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: CPU upgrade from E6300 - more speed & less power consump
Replies: 13
Views: 2843

CPU upgrade from E6300 - more speed & less power consump

Hi - any thoughts on what CPU (if any) would be more powerful but use less power than my current core2 6300 (1.86GHz)? It's on a 775 socket. I don't know much about CPU's but presume they have moved on uite a bit since I got this. I will get a new motherboard if need be. I don't game, just use my PC...
by Doors
Wed Apr 18, 2007 8:05 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: 240MM fan search (in the UK)
Replies: 7
Views: 4560

Yes, I only need to cool down the case temperature by another couple of degrees, so I don't need much airflow / CFM. The idea is just to get slightly more airflow than I have at present, but at a lower noise - i.e. bigger fan at a lower RPM. I'm currently running one Noctua fan at 600rpm blowing ove...
by Doors
Mon Apr 09, 2007 1:42 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: 240MM fan search (in the UK)
Replies: 7
Views: 4560

240MM fan search (in the UK)

Hi all, I'm a newbie - but have become addicted to silencing my PC - no real reason apart from once I started making it quieter, I couldn't stop! I have a 1.86 core duo, ASRock mobo, and Samsung HD. The HD is in a Silentmaxx enclosure (not sure it really makes much difference) and the CPU is cooled ...
by Doors
Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:29 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Confessions of an insane big-fan fanatic
Replies: 29
Views: 9876

240MM fan

Hi, I've read this thread with great interest, though am quite new to silent PC modding. I have the Thermaltake Mozart TX case which has room for 4 fans mounted in a square on the back side of the case (the Mozart TX case is an unusual shape - more square then oblong). I was looking for a 240mm fan ...