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by zistu
Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan not spinning up
Replies: 8
Views: 2662

The fan that isn't starting up all the time is the scythe sflex 800 rpm model. As I type this its not on. It was last night but right now its not spinning. The funny thing is I can see it just start to try and spin every once and a while like its trying to start but can't. I've tried 2 different fa...
by zistu
Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan not spinning up
Replies: 8
Views: 2662

I visited the client today, and all the fans seem to be working properly at low speeds. The cold boot problem was indeed solved by the new BIOS. When the machine boots from power off state now, it seems to spin the fans to max before settling down to low speeds after a minute or two. Falcon26: Is th...
by zistu
Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New Matrox videocards: The M-Series
Replies: 40
Views: 11159

Don't get me wrong, I am not trying to convince you all to go out and buy Matrox cards now :) I searched this area and found no info on them yet, maybe rightfully so. They are still expensive and they offer little extra over other solutions. For the system I build I had a card on order which never a...
by zistu
Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New Matrox videocards: The M-Series
Replies: 40
Views: 11159

Probably none, unless you are looking for a very specific solution, like a quad monitor setup. One of the main reasons for me to go with Matrox in the past was that their cards had dual DVI connectors, where other cards usually had a single DVI and a SUB-D connector. Matrox was also praised for thei...
by zistu
Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:23 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New Matrox videocards: The M-Series
Replies: 40
Views: 11159

New Matrox videocards: The M-Series

I'm not sure if I missed a topic on this, if I did then I am sorry. Matrox recently introduced a bunch of new cards, dubbed the M-Series . The series contains multiple cards with different specifications, but all of them are fanless and cooled by a heatsink on the card. Short summary: M9120 PCIe x16...
by zistu
Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:06 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan not spinning up
Replies: 8
Views: 2662

I had picked the Slipstream L for it's low starting voltage after digging through a load of SPCR reviews, and from what I can tell it seems to have worked for me. SCYTHE SLIP STREAM SY1225SL12L - Starting voltage: 3.2 Volts NEXUS REAL SILENT CASE FAN D12SL-12 - Starting voltage: 5.5 Volts I do belie...
by zistu
Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan not spinning up
Replies: 8
Views: 2662

I had the same thing with a machine I build for a client. I used a DX48BT2 board and initially Nexus 120mm fans (the orange ones). When I would start the machine for the first time (after power disconnect) the fans would spin up to speed and slow down and keep going. But when I turned off the machin...
by zistu
Sun Jul 06, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P182 hum
Replies: 7
Views: 2755

One easy way to track down hum and other noises I sometimes use is a small Maglite flashlight. Put the flashlight against various parts of the case, and then against your ear. Anything solid should work, and though you may look like a fool doing it, it does work most of the time :)
by zistu
Sun Jul 06, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Tower or desktop case w/ hot-swappable HD bays?
Replies: 5
Views: 2397

Zalman released an interesting case a while ago, but I have not yet had time to check up on reviews and experiences with it yet. Zalman GS 1000 The fans are all 120mm, and you have a bunch of options. The case design and cooling is different from most cases. The only thing that worries me is the tem...
by zistu
Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Post your "Ghetto mods" and other quick/cheap tips
Replies: 13
Views: 5762

I don't have any pictures handy, but I'll do my best to explain. I used a modulair Corsair PSU in a few of my builds. All my drives were SATA, so I only connected those cables to my PSU. I did need one extra old fashioned 4 pin molex connector to connect a fan. This would mean I would have to use a ...
by zistu
Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:10 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 257844

I'm running mine with KVR533D2N4/1G without any problems. I've considered upgrading it to a 2GB stick but not sure there really is a need.

If you hooked up the power led lead, does the led flash any of the error codes when you start it? The codes are described in the manual if I remember correct.
by zistu
Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:47 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 257844

There are indeed some issues with this mainboards video and Ubuntu and other Linux flavours, but some people have found fixes for it. I'm running the server version myself so I haven't actually tried any of the solutions, but some digging on Google may solve the issue. Edit: I know "overkill" will b...
by zistu
Thu Feb 28, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 257844

On the poweroff thing in Ubuntu... ACPI/ACPID re-installed, changed scripts, but still no 'real' poweroff.. After "# poweroff" and the normal shutdown sequence everything just stays powered on, including screen, disk and fan and the power-switch has no effect, only reset works. :roll: Just from a m...
by zistu
Wed Feb 27, 2008 5:56 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 257844

On the powerbutton: I'm running Ubuntu on it myself, but only the server version. Managed to enable the powerbutton by following the instructions in the last post on this page.

Not sure if it will work for the desktop version too, haven't tried that personally, but I think it will.

Hope it helps.
by zistu
Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:51 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: which software to use to monitor CPU temp
Replies: 17
Views: 4704

I wouldn't call Hmonitor "the new kid on the block"... It's been around for years, but I don't think you had to pay for it back in the day. Ah, I apologize then, I thought they had just started to release it last year, which makes it a relative newcomer. No idea what you mean with the payment stuff...
by zistu
Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: which software to use to monitor CPU temp
Replies: 17
Views: 4704

A new kid on the block is "HWMonitor", made by the same guys that make "CPU-Z", which is one of my favourite tiny applications.

It has nothing fancy, and does not yet support all "hardware ecosystems" (gotta thank MS for putting thatone into my head), but it's small, does what it should.
by zistu
Wed Feb 06, 2008 6:23 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus PWM 120mm fan details released, more yet to come...
Replies: 22
Views: 16926

http://www.nexustek.nl/images/PWM-nexus120mmweb.jpg Source + Details . January went past without any updates, but Nexus published some info about the 120mm fan now. Looks like they did their best, though I liked the Orange design more than this colour, or lack thereof. I've not yet found any places...
by zistu
Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:15 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Active PFC Power Supply Unit and APC UPS compatibility
Replies: 7
Views: 4708

I'm using a combination of the following products without any issues: APC Smart UPS 1000 APC Smart UPS SC 420 With the following PSUs: Corsair HX620W Corsair HX520W Corsair VX450W Right now both of the machines with the HX model are connected to the 1000 UPS, the VX to the 420. But as said, no issue...
by zistu
Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Intel D201GLY fans
Replies: 5
Views: 2524

Running one of the boards myself in a P182 case with a few 120mm fans, seems to be ok. The small heatsink (2) gets very hot as others have reported. I'd burn my fingers if I touched mine. But it seems to not do much harm to performance. The board is running beyond all my expectations. I've been look...
by zistu
Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus PWM 120mm fan details released, more yet to come...
Replies: 22
Views: 16926

Nexus PWM 120mm fan details released, more yet to come...

While doing some random surfing, I found an update of the Nexus site. It announces a new series of fans based on PWM control. Right now it doesn't reveal too much detail on them, but I'm sure it will soon. Summary: 80x80x25mm with PWM control Noiselevel: from 16.2 dB(A) Fan speed: 1000~2800 RPM Airf...
by zistu
Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:58 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 257844

Just noticed today Intel has released another variation of the original board. The changes only effect the thermal properties of the board though, the specs are the same otherwise. http://www.intel.com/products/motherboard/pix/d201gly2-d201gly2a_sm.jpg The Intel Desktop Board D201GLY2 is built in sm...
by zistu
Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:26 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 3-Pin and 4-Pin Motherboard Fan Headers
Replies: 7
Views: 5474

I just finished a build based on the Intel DG965WH board. This board has several fan connectors as well, some 3 pin and some 4 pin. I'm still experimenting with the setups to see what works best, but did find one interesting thing. My initial setup was as follows: CPU Header (4 Pin, PWM) - Arctic Co...
by zistu
Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:58 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Ready-made 7V cable; still danger to PSU?
Replies: 3
Views: 2530

From the picture on their site it looks like they added a resistor in the 7 Volt lead. I've had a machine running for about 6 years using something similar to that and never had any issues. Noiseblocker provided three different cables with each of their fans back in the days, one 5 Volt cable, a 7 V...
by zistu
Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The Nexus 120mm fan corner cutting guide...
Replies: 64
Views: 162673

I paid 9 Euro for both the 120mm and 90mm versions, new model. I've no idea if the price changed when they changed models since I never bought any old ones. The site I bought them at has the 80mm model listed for 8 Euro. The black and white and orange 120mm are the same price on this site. This is i...
by zistu
Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:30 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: [60+ PHOTOS] A Newbies Journey to a Silent PC [56k WARNING!]
Replies: 43
Views: 29742

To answer some of the questions on the Nexus fans, their corners and included fanmounts: I've ordered both 120mm orange models and 92mm black and white models made by Nexus. Both models had open corners and both came with 4 (standard) rubber fan mounts included. I made some pictures which I posted i...
by zistu
Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:09 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The Nexus 120mm fan corner cutting guide...
Replies: 64
Views: 162673

I *REALLY* hope what zistu said is true, and that they're including the custom rubber mounts with the fans rather than charging you for them. I haven't bought new Nexus fans in a while, but I *did* recently have to Dremel out the corners to make them work in a Sonata case. They are including the st...
by zistu
Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:09 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel does an about-face on 975X?
Replies: 3
Views: 2327

Hmm nice find, seems Intel has updated a lot of specs on their mainboard pages lately, I've noticed some other changes, but no where near as exiting as thisone. Kinda pisses me off though, a friend of mine just ordered parts for a system including this board, and he went for a Q6600 since it seemed ...
by zistu
Mon Jul 30, 2007 6:21 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How to hook up fan controller outside Computer?
Replies: 2
Views: 1637

How many fans are we talking about? The Zalman Fanmate 2 has very long cables but it will only be good for controlling one or at most 2 fans. If you need to control more fans, the easiest thing to do would be to get some extension wires for both the fans and the power connection on the controller. O...
by zistu
Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:07 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Where to buy Socket A Thermalright SI-97?
Replies: 8
Views: 3599

Yep, they're mentioned as individual products. But on the spreadsheet that mentions which HSF fits where, they're nowhere to be seen. Ah sorry. They may still add the information you're looking for though. The site has gained a lot of content since I first ran into it. I do hope they get rid of the...
by zistu
Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:25 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Where to buy Socket A Thermalright SI-97?
Replies: 8
Views: 3599

Think you missed something then: SI-128 and SI-128 SE.