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by comfortablynumb
Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Just bought Sspphire R7 260X rattle noise when fan ramps up?
Replies: 2
Views: 2054

Re: Just bought Sspphire R7 260X rattle noise when fan ramps

Thanks for the reply, I looked around I can't see anything to cause the issue other then the fan it's self, with ear closer it sounds more like a grunting noise as the fan ramps up. It didn't start doing it till today, with about 30 hours on it, just called Newegg and set up an RMA see what another ...
by comfortablynumb
Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Just bought Sspphire R7 260X rattle noise when fan ramps up?
Replies: 2
Views: 2054

Just bought Sspphire R7 260X rattle noise when fan ramps up?

I been holding off buying a graphics card for years, my last card was a passive cooled 3850 Ultimate so I know "anything" will be an upgrade at this point. That said I bought the Sapphire R7 260X from Newegg...PC has been up for 48 hours now since install I'm noticing when I put the computer to slee...
by comfortablynumb
Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Exaust fan: low RPM or speed controller, recs?
Replies: 4
Views: 2534

Re: Exaust fan: low RPM or speed controller, recs?

AFAIK MSI use "Control Center" as a way to control the fan speeds of the PWM headers from within windows. And i maybe wrong as ive only had a quick look but doesn't you MoBo come with 1x CPU fan PWM, 2x Case fan PWM, 2x Case fan Normal (3pin) ? Edit: Im guessing you have the exhaust fan attached to...
by comfortablynumb
Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Exaust fan: low RPM or speed controller, recs?
Replies: 4
Views: 2534

Exaust fan: low RPM or speed controller, recs?

Ok so I rebuilt my system reusing old case, and fans till I have money for a better case. My new mobo (see sig) doesn't have much in the way of fan control in the bios like I'm used to so right now my exhaust is running full tilt and drive me insane with the noise. The case is an old X-Blade case th...
by comfortablynumb
Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Anyone experience w/MSI ZH77A-G43 & fan speeds?Ugh the noise
Replies: 1
Views: 1484

Anyone experience w/MSI ZH77A-G43 & fan speeds?Ugh the noise

I just rebuilt my computer reusing my old case and case fans that I was fine with in my old build..For motherboard I went with the MSI ZH77a-g43 I'm not to use to these new fangled bios screens, but the only thing I'm seeing in there is Fan Speed1 and options of Auto, 50% - 100% I don't see anyway t...
by comfortablynumb
Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: New MSI mobo 4 pin fan heaers, new fans or adaptor?
Replies: 2
Views: 1392

Re: New MSI mobo 4 pin fan heaers, new fans or adaptor?

Thanks, the fan ran full speed with my old system and I really never heard it and its the middle fan 1400 RPM, I know they make one below it that spins at 900rpm. The only thing I ever heard with my old system was the noisy Intel hsfu that sounded like a prop plane. If this new one is anything like ...
by comfortablynumb
Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: New MSI mobo 4 pin fan heaers, new fans or adaptor?
Replies: 2
Views: 1392

New MSI mobo 4 pin fan heaers, new fans or adaptor?

I'm right in the middle of a new build, a core i3 3220 (Ivy), MSI ZH77A-G43, Kingston Hyperx Blu 8gb ram...There is one or two 3 pin headers and the rest are all 4 pin. I have several Scythe Karma Flow 2 120mm fans already in this case and more then happy with them...The front fan lead can not reach...
by comfortablynumb
Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Kama Flow 2 decent replacement for Globalwin NCB?
Replies: 9
Views: 3768

Re: Scythe Kama Flow 2 decent replacement for Globalwin NCB?

It has been demonstrated many times that push-pull fan configurations give very little improvement over single fans whether on the CPU cooler or on the Chassis. Push pull on a CPU cooler does give huge improvements at low fan speeds. When SPCR tested the Mugen 2 it went from mediocre to beating all...
by comfortablynumb
Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Kama Flow 2 decent replacement for Globalwin NCB?
Replies: 9
Views: 3768

Re: Scythe Kama Flow 2 decent replacement for Globalwin NCB?

Thanks all for the suggestions, not really looking to reconfigure the push/pull config mainly because I'm running in an ancient piece of junk case, it's only benefit is somewhat decent ventilation, though that's debatable with a sideways facing hard drive cage. The computer runs about as quiet as I ...
by comfortablynumb
Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Kama Flow 2 decent replacement for Globalwin NCB?
Replies: 9
Views: 3768

Scythe Kama Flow 2 decent replacement for Globalwin NCB?

My front 120mm intake fan is shot, is/was a Globalwin 120mm NCB Bearing fan, got about three years out of it. May sound like a decent life span, but I'm running an old metal Evercool 120mm exhaust fan that's on about the 8th year of life. Would the new Scythe Kama Flow 2 (1400 RPM) be a suitable rep...
by comfortablynumb
Sat May 16, 2009 11:17 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Finally fixed DFI Ultra D & my opinions on heatsinks I t
Replies: 2
Views: 1132

Finally fixed DFI Ultra D & my opinions on heatsinks I t

A while back I started a thread about the DFI Ultra D with a noisy, dieing fan. If anyone runs into this problem with this board or similar Nvidia Nforce 4 (I know it's an old board, but I'm sure plenty are still running) here's what I found in testing. My case is an old Xblade case, well not extrem...
by comfortablynumb
Mon May 11, 2009 6:14 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Can the Enzotech CNB-S1L cool the Nforce4 sufficiently?
Replies: 7
Views: 3533

Ok so I tried the Enzotech I posted above, it definitely does not work, even with a 80mm fan hovering above it within 5 minutes of post I was at 50C and climbing. If I get the Thermalright HR-05 SLI, with it to being passive am I looking at just throwing away more cash, or would that actually cool t...
by comfortablynumb
Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:09 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Can the Enzotech CNB-S1L cool the Nforce4 sufficiently?
Replies: 7
Views: 3533

I have an Ultra D and use a Zalman ZM-NB47J for the northbridge. I do have some airflow directed over it though (undervolted 92mm fan). It's WAY cooler than the stock hair-dryer fan/heatsink combo. I would be hesitant to use it in an environment without airflow directed towards it, as it gets extre...
by comfortablynumb
Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Can the Enzotech CNB-S1L cool the Nforce4 sufficiently?
Replies: 7
Views: 3533

Can the Enzotech CNB-S1L cool the Nforce4 sufficiently?

My northbridge died on my DFI Lanparty Ultra D last year, I replaced it with the Evercool VC-RE. It has a very strong chemical new smell that won't burn off, and being in my room I can't have that. (I'm also very chemically sensitive as well, so it just won't work) If I rip it out and replace it wit...
by comfortablynumb
Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Need Heatsink for DFI Ultra D Nforce 4,will the enzotech fit
Replies: 3
Views: 1535

Thanks for the replies, upon further investigation I decided to order theEvercool VC-RE I really wanted to get away from fans, but supposedly it's quieter and it's recommended by DFI for this board as a direct replacement. All in all about 10 bucks with Egg Saver shipping so I'll try it....
by comfortablynumb
Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:33 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Need Heatsink for DFI Ultra D Nforce 4,will the enzotech fit
Replies: 3
Views: 1535

Need Heatsink for DFI Ultra D Nforce 4,will the enzotech fit

I have an older mobo, DFI Ultra D(socket 939 AMD) with an NFORCE 4 chipset. The fan is on it's last breath as I type this..

I was wondering if this Enzotech CNB-S1Lwill fit and or work? I'm open to any other suggestions as well.
by comfortablynumb
Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:45 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: I dont game should I get 8400GS, 7300gt, or something else?
Replies: 10
Views: 5036

I second the 8400GS. Only $10 more than the 7300GS and the H264 acceleration may come in handy down the road. 7300GT is not even worth considering, as its only advantage over the 7300GS is better 3D acceleration (games). What about a HD2400Pro , though? $5 cheaper than the 8400GS and, I believe, lo...
by comfortablynumb
Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: I dont game should I get 8400GS, 7300gt, or something else?
Replies: 10
Views: 5036

I dont game should I get 8400GS, 7300gt, or something else?

I need a new PCI Express graphics card, I do not game, and I don't have built in Video. I mainly do photo editing, Watch DVD's, and surf the web. I run Windows XPsp2 and I have a Viewsonic 19" widescreen LCD running 1440x900 I would like something passive cooled and on the cheap side and I was looki...
by comfortablynumb
Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:47 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Is my new my ATI 2400 DOA
Replies: 0
Views: 972

Is my new my ATI 2400 DOA

I just got my new GIGABYTE GV-RX24T256H (Radeon 2400xt) it refuses to display in DVI (with a known working monitor), if I just plug the DVI cable in there is no display. If I plug the Analogue cable in I have a display, but it starts getting wavy looking after 20 minutes. I called GIGABYTE they stat...
by comfortablynumb
Sun Nov 18, 2007 4:42 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Can someone explain CoolNQuiet & does it really save pow
Replies: 12
Views: 7231

Can someone explain CoolNQuiet & does it really save pow

I been running my AMD 64 for a while and just recently learned how to enable Cool N Quiet. I was wondering if it does indeed save power or not? Isn't the power supply pulling the same amount of power from the wall regardless of how much power the CPU draws? The Cooler Master PSU I bought a while bac...
by comfortablynumb
Sun Nov 18, 2007 4:34 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need new video card, opinions on the new ATI 2400xt? other?
Replies: 4
Views: 1816

I forgot to mention above (just edited) that those temps where at load. Nominal temps when not doing anything

CPU: 31 C Board 32 C Northbridge 47 C
by comfortablynumb
Sun Nov 18, 2007 2:26 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need new video card, opinions on the new ATI 2400xt? other?
Replies: 4
Views: 1816

The front fan is running flat out, the rear fan is running about half speed, set in the bios, and to kick into full speed once the CPU hits 50C what thankfully it hasn''t. Also I'm running a stock heatsink/fan I beleive I have that running in low mode also till the CPU gets to 50C. I haven't snipped...
by comfortablynumb
Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need new video card, opinions on the new ATI 2400xt? other?
Replies: 4
Views: 1816

Need new video card, opinions on the new ATI 2400xt? other?

I need to replace a dyeing Pci Express Geforce 6200, and would like to get something fanless. I'm looking at the new Gigabyte ATI 2400 XT I don't really plan on playing any games, I have some older ones but doubt I'll ever run them again . I use the PC for photo editing, watching DVD's, web surfing....
by comfortablynumb
Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:04 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Help me pick a new fan 92MM or 120MM
Replies: 10
Views: 3344

Just wanted to post an update, I got the Globalwin fan today, and it's about dead silent, I highly recommend the fan.
by comfortablynumb
Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:02 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Will the Eevercool EC-VC-RE work on the Nvidia 6x Gpu's?
Replies: 2
Views: 1484

Will the Eevercool EC-VC-RE work on the Nvidia 6x Gpu's?

I'm looking to replace a dead fan on an Nvida 6200 PCIe, I saw this Evercool fan on Newegg and wondered A.) If it's any good, and B.) if it would work on my current card. I know there are more expensive coolers out there, but I don't want to spend that much money on such an antiquated card.
by comfortablynumb
Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:05 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Anyone ever replace a fan in a laserjet 2100 printer?
Replies: 3
Views: 1887

Yea I just tore the printer, the fan was caked in dust (as I suspected it would be) I cleaned it out real good, it sounds a bit better but it's idle. Here is a pic of the fan (before it was cleaned)

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by comfortablynumb
Tue Jul 17, 2007 1:25 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Anyone ever replace a fan in a laserjet 2100 printer?
Replies: 3
Views: 1887

Anyone ever replace a fan in a laserjet 2100 printer?

I have an old Laserjet 2100, but it still works great, with the exception of the fan, it sounds like it has a bad bearing. The fan I believe is a 92mm but I haven't taken it apart yet, before I do I was wondering if anyone has successfully taken one apart and replaced the fan. Also can I replace it ...
by comfortablynumb
Sun Jul 15, 2007 10:00 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Any cheap solutions for older graphics card Nvida 6200Pcie
Replies: 1
Views: 1707

Any cheap solutions for older graphics card Nvida 6200Pcie

Well after coming to the conclusion my front intake was a huge part of my noise issue, I have discovered another huge nuisance my Nvidia 6200 PCIe. It sounds like it's surging and probably on it's last leg, I pulled it out and cleaned it out throughly no change acoustically. I really don't have allo...
by comfortablynumb
Sat Jul 14, 2007 3:38 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Help me pick a new fan 92MM or 120MM
Replies: 10
Views: 3344

Thanks everyone for the suggestions... I went ahead and ordered the Globalwin from SVC, bearings was the final deciding factor for me. In the past with different fans I never seemed to have luck with sleeve bearings. I saw that Yate Loon had a bearing version but I couldn't find much out about it. I...
by comfortablynumb
Fri Jul 13, 2007 8:33 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Help me pick a new fan 92MM or 120MM
Replies: 10
Views: 3344

Any opinions on the Global Win 18DB fan?