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by MrBean
Sat Mar 29, 2008 6:45 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: RAID 0 help/problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1196

Know problem with WD disks.
If i remember correctly there's a solution to it.
Look on WD's website.
by MrBean
Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:49 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Software fan- and cpu speed/voltage control question
Replies: 2
Views: 2401

Stupid question ?
Wrong topic ?
Or does no-one know ?
by MrBean
Fri Mar 30, 2007 5:14 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Susurro experience?
Replies: 1
Views: 1581

Yes I have. My rig in the gallery: http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=39335 Wouldnt recommend this cooler+fan for hot systems. Cools adequate but when things get hot the fan gets loud. Real loud. In a system that doesnt get hot its very nice. It takes little space and at low revs i...
by MrBean
Wed Mar 28, 2007 1:56 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Software fan- and cpu speed/voltage control question
Replies: 2
Views: 2401

Software fan- and cpu speed/voltage control question

How to configure SpeedFan and CrystalCPUID, so that :

- they start @windows start with correct settings.
- resticted users cannot mess with their settings.
- admin can tweak them.

Any other programs that do the same are as good for me.
by MrBean
Wed Mar 28, 2007 1:49 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Quiet DVD player (drive) ?
Replies: 9
Views: 13039

Quiet DVD player (drive) ?

Looked for it here but cant find it...

Advice on a good, quiet DVD player ?

My computer is quiet, but all hell breaks loose when the dvd burner spins up :evil:

The drive doesnt need to be fast, just for movie/music playback.
Something that one would find in a normal home-dvd-player ?
by MrBean
Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:38 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet, fast, small & not expensive. My new machine.
Replies: 5
Views: 6784

I must add for anyone who'd like to copy all or part of it:
The Abit NF-2M-nView is an easier motherboard for this purpose.
No tight ddr voltage but everything adjustable instead. Better.
If you can do without the onboard printerport and TV-out of the Asus board, that is, the Abit hasn't got them.
by MrBean
Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Glue question
Replies: 3
Views: 1659

Rubber: superglue is good as felger says.
Silicone: use silicone-sealant.

Did u clean the 2 surfaces ? Very important!
Clean with terpentine, thinner, acetone or the like.
by MrBean
Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: NSK4000 (NSK4400 w/o psu). UNDERVOLTING
Replies: 21
Views: 14282

Dynamic power consumption:

Depends on V^2 * F

Where:
F is the switching frequency.
V is the Voltage applied.

So:
Half the frequency -> half power.
Half the voltage -> quarter of the power !

E.g.:
0.90V instead of 1.35V: 50% reduction of dissipated heat !
by MrBean
Sun Mar 25, 2007 8:45 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD A64 X2 TDP Poll
Replies: 75
Views: 83742

:lol: crap. I run an undervolted AMD 64 X2 4200+ EE (ADO4200IAA5CU) This TCaseMax tool doesnt know it. No TDP given, 939 reported (its 65Wtdp, AM2 in fact). Its official startup voltage isnt 1.100V, but 1.25-1.35V (if I remember correctly). Good undervolting: 5x216MHz @0.90V 9x216MHz @1.03V 11x216MH...
by MrBean
Sun Mar 25, 2007 8:19 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet, fast, small & not expensive. My new machine.
Replies: 5
Views: 6784

Today a small test: 0 rpm cpu fan...
After 10 minutes idle: Core:36C CPu:34 MainBoard:37C

The cpu must be dissipating hardly any heat since the Susurro cooler isnt very big.

P.S. room temp is 20C here.
by MrBean
Sat Mar 24, 2007 8:13 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet, fast, small & not expensive. My new machine.
Replies: 5
Views: 6784

Quiet, fast, small & not expensive. My new machine.

Hi all. I am new here... I have been looking here for 7 months though. Great site, it helped me a lot. I hope to tribute to this site by making my experiences in building a silent PC publicly available in return. I am a 38y old electronic engineer. I had a dream... After 18 years of computer noise i...
by MrBean
Sat Mar 24, 2007 7:58 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 927454

Thanx :)
Natural light through a window. No more than that.
+ a bit of knowledge of making photos. :wink:
Background is case lid interior, about 15cm opened.

P.S. I finished the rest of the story about this PC.
--> HERE
by MrBean
Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:37 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 927454

http://members.lycos.nl/nobody97826/SST/IMG_2299s.JPG (click picture for hi-res) The cooler milling could have been nicer but I had to do it with simple milling equipment. Cooler: FISCHER SK 81/ 100 SA Bottom of the HDD's grinded on waterproof sandpaper lying on a flat surface (with water :shock: d...
by MrBean
Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:36 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 927454

Hi all, 1st post...
Will post more about this PC but that's a long story, so have some patience..