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by egghat
Mon Nov 13, 2006 3:47 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: The First SPCR Fan Round-Up
Replies: 44
Views: 36643

Cool review! Thanks a lot.

Does anybody know which of the (good) fans are available with a 4 pin connector that can be used to better monitor and control the fan speed?

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by egghat
Wed Mar 08, 2006 7:57 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: the new "HFX mini" case
Replies: 5
Views: 2176

can't find a wattage there. But I have to correct my previous posting: "VFD, Netzteil, Festplattenbox und DVD-Laufwerk sind im Lieferumfang nicht enthalten." Essentially: VFD, PSU, Harddrive cage and DVD are not included. I can't find any prices, so we'll have to see how expensive this little goodie...
by egghat
Wed Mar 08, 2006 6:47 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: the new "HFX mini" case
Replies: 5
Views: 2176

built to be completly fanless (heatpipes), full size ATX, 3 PCI via riser card, 3 disks, VF-Display, external PSU. THIS IS A DREAM for all HTPCs! 335 Euros (~400 USD) may sound expensive, but take a good looking case (Silverstone, Zalman) + (external) PSU + VF-Display + good, quiet CPU cooler and th...
by egghat
Sat Feb 25, 2006 7:07 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Pico PSU at CES 2006
Replies: 81
Views: 49675

Just a clarification (may well be a dump) question: If I manage to get the external brick from Dell (in Germany), can I power a normal ATX board with this? Or do I need another converter? If I need a second converter, where to get one? And a second question: Is this the same with the Shuttle PSUs? B...
by egghat
Sat Feb 25, 2006 5:20 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quiet Power for Silverstone LC-11 or LC-04 media PC case
Replies: 26
Views: 10875

quote from the article: "PSU fan a bit too loud " I have the LC 04 and I think exactly the same. It's *a bit* too loud, but not much. I guess swapping the fan would help enough, but the fan is only 10mm thick and it's difficult to find an 80*80*10mm fan, especially if you're looking for a quiet one....
by egghat
Sat Feb 25, 2006 4:18 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: New AOpen Mini due out soon (hopefully)
Replies: 2
Views: 2096

New AOpen Mini due out soon (hopefully)

AOpen will announce a new Mini PC at the cebit 2006 in March. Dailynews has the scoop . Pentium M, 945M chipset, DVI, 6*6inches, silver/blue (arguable), IR sensor, will be sold as a barebone with remote control. No word on VIIV. No word on the cooling solution, but it does look very proprietary, so ...
by egghat
Fri Sep 23, 2005 1:55 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: CrystalCPUID and DFI NF3 250GB
Replies: 5
Views: 1949

I couldn't get CnQ to work on my DFI NF3. I couldn't get CrystalCPUID to work on my DFI NF3. But I was able to get RMClock to work just fine and absolutly stable. http://cpu.rightmark.org/products/rmclock.shtml Just be sure to check "registered RAMs" (IIRC) in the advanced section. And deinstall eve...
by egghat
Wed Aug 03, 2005 6:08 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CrystalCPUID on Low Power Mobile Sempron
Replies: 18
Views: 4436

Of course your voltages are a bit higher than mine, but not by that much. Remember that the normal core voltage of the Semprons is 1.4 volts, so everything under 1.2 actually is good. When you put your bios thresholds to 30 and 40 degrees your fan should be off when the CPU is at 4*200 and should be...
by egghat
Mon Jul 11, 2005 1:15 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Can't get Crystalcpuid or RMclock to work w/DFI NF3-250Gb
Replies: 5
Views: 2565

I don't have the latest beta BIOS and still CnQ is working with RMClock. But the rest of the description is quite right. Deinstalling the AMD driver is essential.

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by egghat
Thu Jun 30, 2005 7:22 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: shuttle st20g5: noisy!
Replies: 13
Views: 5420

Sorry for taking this somewhat offtopic:

Have you tried to undervolt your CPU? Does Shuttle support this? Normally this Venice allow for rather heavy undervolting which brings down your CPU temperatures significantly. And with such a small case every every watt less matters.

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by egghat
Fri Jun 24, 2005 5:28 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervoltable motherboard with fan speed control?
Replies: 13
Views: 4436

DFI UT nf3 Lanparty 250 GB ist undervoltable and has speedfan support for CPU and case fan (which btw. is worse than the support in the BIOS). It is a ATX socket 954 board (Sempron or Mobile Athlon 64), so not for everyone.

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by egghat
Tue Jun 14, 2005 11:30 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: The quietest: 2.5" drives
Replies: 75
Views: 85880

IIRC the iPod drives are 1.8". And 1.8" are quieter than 2.5" drives, but also way slower. And they have rather strange interfaces that make integration in a normal PC rather difficult (this may change, when 1.8 " drives with Serial ATA become available).

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by egghat
Thu Jun 02, 2005 6:17 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: The quietest: 2.5" drives
Replies: 75
Views: 85880

The quietest 2.5" drive with 5400 rpm ist the Scorpio 1 platter (40 GB). This is undisputed. You may find a 4200 rpm drive (good guess is Toshiba) that is a bit more silent. But these drives are much slower. Noise measurement is difficult: at idle? At load? How to weigh the different noises? Some fi...
by egghat
Fri May 13, 2005 5:36 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Speedfan Help
Replies: 5
Views: 1637

Try the davanced settings of SpeedFan. Then select the appropriate chip (it may be sth. like ITExxyy or Winbond sth.). Check if you see sth there regarding fan control. My board (DFI Lanparty UT nF3 250GB) always controls the fan via BIOS and I have to switch that off with the advanced settings. Sor...
by egghat
Fri May 13, 2005 5:09 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Check my specs for a quiet HTPC...
Replies: 14
Views: 4528

Remember the depth of the Silverstone (and DIGN) cases: 42 cm is rather large and many racks won't give you that much depth. I chose a Silverstone LC 04 for exactly that reason. This case takes a full size motherboard, but it will get very crowded inside. And you'll get only one AGP and one PCI (or ...
by egghat
Tue May 10, 2005 7:35 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Need quiet and cool 60Gb/5400RPM laptop drive.
Replies: 3
Views: 1296

I can: the scorpio is the winner ;-) (it's the only notebook drive, that's reasonably fast *and* quiet. There are drives, that are quieter, but the are all much slower and there are drives, that are much fast, but all of them are much louder. I posted some numbers in a another thread with number's f...
by egghat
Tue May 10, 2005 7:31 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital Scorpio--Supposedly the Quietest
Replies: 48
Views: 24192

I have the 80GB Scorpio in a no-vibes, which is available fpr 2.5 " drives. I must say that this is by far the quietest drive I've ever had. I can compare to a Baracuda IV, a Samsung Spinpoint with 5400 rpm and a Samsung with 7200 rpms. I run it in an umdampened case and I can't image that in a big,...
by egghat
Tue May 10, 2005 6:48 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: The perfect board for my low power Sempron?
Replies: 2
Views: 2938

I'm not sure, if adjustable vcore is that important, when Cool'nQuiet is supported. In theory every CnQ enabled board should allow undervolting. It's important to use a software like CrystalCPUID or RMClock (which is what I use), that can set the multipliers and core voltages (AMDs standard drivers ...
by egghat
Mon May 09, 2005 11:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: One fan to cool the entire system? Think it would work?
Replies: 13
Views: 3394

If you put a low power CPU in it and a low power graphic card and a lower power harddisk, this definitly is possible. Your mobile CPU should work at much lower voltages than the default ones (I've seen someone here who has the new Venice-cores running at 1.1 volt at stock speed, which is nearly as g...
by egghat
Sun May 08, 2005 2:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 472
Views: 632831

Regarding the Apple keyboards:

I'm seriously considering to buy an MacMini. I wanted to go with the Apple Bluetooth keyboard. Does anyone know, if you can use it for both machines, that means the Mac and my PC?

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by egghat
Wed May 04, 2005 4:44 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: "Venice" Athlon 64 power & heat review
Replies: 91
Views: 50466

If the Venices run on the same voltage as the Turion, the 30 watt measurement would be quite plausible. Strange, that xbitlabs measured something completly different. But all I know is that the core voltage of the Venices is 1.40 volts (e.g. here ), which is way higher than Turion's stock voltage (1...
by egghat
Tue May 03, 2005 5:46 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CrystalCPUID on Low Power Mobile Sempron
Replies: 18
Views: 4436

Thanks I lot. I digged fab51, but didn't find this page. FYI: I'm running my CPU with 1,05 volt at high speed (8*200) and 0.85 volts at low speed (4*200). So I'm undervolting rather heavily. At low speed the CPU temperature is below 35 degrees and the CPU cooler is completely switched off. At high s...
by egghat
Tue May 03, 2005 12:03 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: "Venice" Athlon 64 power & heat review
Replies: 91
Views: 50466

The number are lower than the 35watts TDP of the new Turion. If these were normal, the Turion wouldn't make any sense. I'm sceptical ... though if correct, these Venices would be a killer.

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by egghat
Sun May 01, 2005 2:50 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CrystalCPUID on Low Power Mobile Sempron
Replies: 18
Views: 4436

don't really know :-( CPU-Z says, its a 90 nm core. Codename is Sonora., BrandID35, Family F, Model C, Stepping 0, Ext. Family F, Ext. Model 1C, Revision DH8-D0, 128 KB L2-Cache, SSE and SSE2 seem to be supported, SSE3 not. Can't tell you more, cause AMD seems to refuse to give any more details. Ful...
by egghat
Fri Apr 29, 2005 4:38 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SORBOTHANE - what is it, where do you get it from?
Replies: 29
Views: 8240

If anyone has a source in Europe (even better in Germany) it would be very nice to post it here.

Bye egghat.
by egghat
Fri Apr 29, 2005 4:27 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CrystalCPUID on Low Power Mobile Sempron
Replies: 18
Views: 4436

Runs now with RMClock

Huh, very interesting forum. People who patch beta bioses ... Crazy crazy, but very helpful if you're not going with the stock voltages. I didn't try a new bios (found a link there to DFI "official" beta bios, which I haven't found before). But I found an interesting hint over there: Enable "Registe...
by egghat
Fri Apr 29, 2005 12:03 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CrystalCPUID on Low Power Mobile Sempron
Replies: 18
Views: 4436

yeha, that sounds *very* interesting .. I'll check it out immediatly!

Bye egghat.
by egghat
Thu Apr 28, 2005 9:25 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CrystalCPUID on Low Power Mobile Sempron
Replies: 18
Views: 4436

Haven't seen a 35 watt Low Power Mobile Sempron, but I've seen Low Power Mobile Athlon64s. They should be quite a bit faster, but (for me) were too expensive (~200 Euro , ~250 USD) to risk them for the experiment I'm doing now ... I've checked DFI for a Bios update, but there doesn't seem to be one ...
by egghat
Thu Apr 28, 2005 4:40 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CrystalCPUID on Low Power Mobile Sempron
Replies: 18
Views: 4436

to make it clear: it is a Sempron for Socket 754, so to speak a Sempron64.

It should support Cool'nQuiet (or PowerNow!). CPU-Z, CrystalCPUID and RMClock all think, that the CPU is CnQ enabled.

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by egghat
Thu Apr 28, 2005 4:23 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CrystalCPUID on Low Power Mobile Sempron
Replies: 18
Views: 4436

My problem still exists. I can lower the multiplier, but I can't raise the multi. I'm from Germany, so my source may not be suitable for you: Lion Electronics . Anybody knows what the core voltages of the Low Power Mobile Sempron 2600 + should be? Mine is booked in with 1,05 volts, which may by too ...