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by czesiu
Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:05 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Green APM, AAM
Replies: 2
Views: 3327

WD Green APM, AAM

Are APM and AAM controls disabled on newer WD Green drives?

(hddscan, crystaldiskinfo report that APM and AAM are not supported on my WD20EZRX)
by czesiu
Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:07 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD WD20EZRX WD20EARX
Replies: 7
Views: 17561

WD WD20EZRX WD20EARX

Should I assume based on sources below that WD20EZRX uses 1TB platters? Which should I buy? Should less platters reduce noise? Are there any other good choices for silent 2TB drives? HNY :) http://rml527.blogspot.com/2010/10/hdd-platter-database-western-digital-35_1109.html http://www.wdc.com/wdprod...
by czesiu
Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:58 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire Radeon GHz EDITION HD7770 1GB 11201-00-20G
Replies: 2
Views: 1820

Sapphire Radeon GHz EDITION HD7770 1GB 11201-00-20G

Sapphire Radeon GHz EDITION HD7770 1GB 11201-00-20G http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1&gid=3&sgid=1159&lid=1&pid=1452&leg=0 minimum fan speed ~1300rpm surprisingly quiet, IMO recommended for most users (especially compared to MSI version http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/view...
by czesiu
Sat May 26, 2012 6:51 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: MSI HD7770
Replies: 1
Views: 1306

MSI HD7770

R7770-2PMD1GD5/OC
http://www.msi.com/product/vga/R7770-2PMD1GD5-OC.html

FYI:
  • minimum RPM of fans at 0% is ~1400 (probably too fast and loud for most readers of this site)
  • somewhat crappy acoustic characteristics - fans are most silent at 30 and 34% speed (~1600rpm)
by czesiu
Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 271
Views: 334779

Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey

Iiyama B2776HDS - silent
by czesiu
Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 271
Views: 334779

Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey

Asus VE278Q - high pitched whine, fortunately only hearable from few centimeters away, so silent in normal use


EDIT 15-09-12: Unfortunately over time it became slightly louder (now it has audible high pitched whine) :(
by czesiu
Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:24 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Low Power Monitors from Samsung and Lenovo
Replies: 27
Views: 13679

Re: Low Power Monitors from Samsung and Lenovo

my dell 2209wa does buzz and whine a little... you shouldn't settle for your monitor making noise. There are several ways you can troubleshoot the sound. When I first bought my 22" samsung, it was making a faint humming. After troubleshooting, I found out that increasing or decreasing the brightnes...
by czesiu
Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:51 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Low Power Monitors from Samsung and Lenovo
Replies: 27
Views: 13679

Re: Low Power Monitors from Samsung and Lenovo

Ironically, the fact that they make no noise at all (with a few exceptions) takes them off our radar
oh really?:P

last time I searched for a LCD I was able to find someone mentioning noise in all of the models that I considered :)
and my dell 2209wa does buzz and whine a little...
by czesiu
Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:10 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Is Dell 2209WA a safe buy with regard to noise?
Replies: 11
Views: 5618

Mine makes buzzing noise if brightness is below 100 and slight whine at all contrast settings (higher contrast -> louder whine)

both noises are very quiet

Review mentioning noise:
http://blog.szynalski.com/2009/05/01/re ... ll-2009wa/
by czesiu
Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:52 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 4850 memory temps?
Replies: 9
Views: 3513

hd4850 memio memory i/o high temperatures accelero s1 rev2

For idle you can lower the mem speed and core speed/voltage to save power and run cooler. How do you lower the mem speed and core speed/voltage for idle? check the values in catalyst control center or other program ; they are probably already lowered by the drivers when in 2D mode About MEMIO tempe...
by czesiu
Wed Oct 24, 2007 12:28 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: min.200gb ata
Replies: 1
Views: 1178

bump
and
does 16mb cache in wd3200aakb make any significant difference?
by czesiu
Sat Oct 20, 2007 2:07 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: min.200gb ata
Replies: 1
Views: 1178

min.200gb ata

I'm searching for a quiet min. 200gb ATA drive. Is Samsung HD300LD a good choice? Any other options?

edit: hd400ld would be faster?

edit2: why not wd3200aakb... I'm getting more and more confused:)