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by velis
Mon May 23, 2011 4:39 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator + Ati 5970 ....
Replies: 3
Views: 3424

Re: Reserator + Ati 5970 ....

Naturally, this works. All you have to provide are appropriate tubing connectors. I have CPU E8400 + NB + PowerColor 5870 LCS (EK waterblock) all on Res2. But know that even two res1 units probably won't be able to cool a 5970, at least passively. My setup gets quite warm when gaming. It's borderlin...
by velis
Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:39 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Noise level of water pumps
Replies: 5
Views: 6286

Re: Noise level of water pumps

Not entirely true. I WC a C2D E8400@3.5 GHz (can go to 4.6, but I don't really need it there :) ) + a Radeon 5870 @ Stock This is all done using a Zalman Reserator 2 (completely stripped down, just a radiator now) + 2 pumps (Laing DDC-1T + EK-DCP 2.2.) Pumps are near silent, but you really need to w...
by velis
Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Definitive Answer Needed: 2 pumps with a Resorator?
Replies: 4
Views: 3543

Re: Definitive Answer Needed: 2 pumps with a Resorator?

I originally added a Laing DDC-1T

Right now I just run the whole system with the Laing + a EK-DCP 2.2. I removed the pump in the reserator because it didn't feel like it was pushing much water.
by velis
Fri Dec 11, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't get my HTPC under 80W
Replies: 10
Views: 2210

Agreed.
However, there are no e CPUs available in slovenia. Especially not the 240e I was looking for. So in the end I took the 250 and undervolted it considerably.
by velis
Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:34 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't get my HTPC under 80W
Replies: 10
Views: 2210

Probably so. However, I've spent considerable time looking for a soluton that would fit all my requirements. NMTs were definitely considered, especially because a friend of mine has one and it's working relatively well (Great with media, sux at CPU - menus). Anything but PC was ruled out pretty much...
by velis
Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:27 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Radeon HD 3300 (integrated) underpowered for playing video?
Replies: 5
Views: 2446

Hm, I have the latest drivers (9.11), taken directly from AMD. MPC-HC plays all content without a problem using ffdshow. However, when I try to use Cyberlink or Avivo decoder (using DXVA), I have problems. There is however a problem: I'm using MediaPortal as HTPC software of choice and it won't allo...
by velis
Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Radeon HD 3300 (integrated) underpowered for playing video?
Replies: 5
Views: 2446

Radeon HD 3300 (integrated) underpowered for playing video?

I've recently bought a Gigabyte GA-MA790GPT-UD3H motherboard with 790GX chipset deaturing a Radeon HD 3300 with 128MB of SidePort (dedicated) memory. The primary and only purpose for this PC was media playback. While ffdshow played full HD content without a problem with <60% CPU usage (Athlon II 250...
by velis
Sun Nov 22, 2009 3:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't get my HTPC under 80W
Replies: 10
Views: 2210

Hm, thanks for the replies, guys. I haven't yet tried to unplug the monitor, but I know the Samsungs only take 10W. I have checked power readings before plugging them in. I don't know how much my Seagate takes. It wasn't even supposed to be in the setup any more, but 80GB Intels are nowhere to be fo...
by velis
Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't get my HTPC under 80W
Replies: 10
Views: 2210

Can't get my HTPC under 80W

I've recently bought a few components for my HTPC for two reasons: my existing Athlon 64 X2@2GHz was using 100W+ and it wasn't powerful enough to play back full HD content. My new setup: Case: Thermaltake DH-102 (with 7" LCD) Power supply: LC Power LC5550 MB: Gigabyte GA-MA790GPT-UD3H (Video onboard...
by velis
Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:06 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: water + i7 + sff
Replies: 15
Views: 7570

I have an E8400 + 8800GTS + chipset cooled with a Reserator 2. Chasis is Antec's P180. I had to install a temporary solution while the Reserator was in repairs and this solution had just one single 120mm rad, mounted on chasis 120mm fan out. The rad was still in the case. It was also the shallow ver...
by velis
Sun Aug 02, 2009 7:22 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator 2 problems
Replies: 37
Views: 21012

I currently have a copper radiator in my loop. I managed to convince the retailer that there's something really wrong with my Res and they had it for more than a month now. I had to have some kind of a replacement setup in between. It's funny how Zalman sent them replacement parts they requested, bu...
by velis
Wed May 27, 2009 12:09 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator 2 problems
Replies: 37
Views: 21012

Well, on their web site, Reserator 1 v2 and Reserator XT are still being showcased. To be honest, I always thought that if I ever needed to move, I'd move to XT, certainly not to 1. The XT on the other hand has a pretty inefficient design. No natural convection, everything has to be done by that fan...
by velis
Tue May 26, 2009 8:14 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator 2 problems
Replies: 37
Views: 21012

AFAIK the alarm only triggers when the sensor no longer detects the indicator spinning. I've had the system on much higher temperatures than today, yet it always worked fine. Reserator itself has no connection to the CPU temp. The CPU shuts itself down when it reaches 80 degrees celsius. I know that...
by velis
Tue May 26, 2009 4:21 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator 2 problems
Replies: 37
Views: 21012

"#$#%!"%"#%$%#"$"$%!%"$ After ONLY two weeks, it fails again!!!!! Grrrrrrr!!!!! :x This time it just sounds the alarm although the indicator still spins like mad. Even after it shuts down its own pump, the secondary pump I installed pushes the water around just fine and the indicator is still spinni...
by velis
Mon May 25, 2009 6:14 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator 2 problems
Replies: 37
Views: 21012

Thanks for the info Olle P. I've managed to find one online store that sells these in Slovenia. But I don't know what to buy!!! What's the difference between Q,QL, QLK, QLN and QLZ lines? I've looked at 24V ones as suggested and comparing specs among them really doesn't tell much... And what about t...
by velis
Sun May 24, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator 2 problems
Replies: 37
Views: 21012

@Olle P: Yes, that may do the trick. I just need to find good placement for the fan. @El Jefe: I know peltiers add to the total heat. I only mentioned it because in this case it would be rather ideal. The greater the temperature difference, the more energy is released from the radiator. So a peltier...
by velis
Sat May 23, 2009 7:57 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator 2 problems
Replies: 37
Views: 21012

I don't know, since I only have v2. However, judging by design, v2 should be able to dissipate more than v1. Mine manages room temp + 10 deg celsius for a 120W load. Naturally, fully loading my computer (220W) would raise water temperatures further, but I don't recall it ever exceeding 20 degrees ce...
by velis
Fri May 22, 2009 1:05 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator 2 problems
Replies: 37
Views: 21012

OK, I finally managed to solve my problems though I'm still holding my fingers crossed. The finaly repairs have been made just two weeks ago. I have documented everything here . Pictures in high res included. To answer the latest posts: The blue material is a component of the coolant. Probably just ...
by velis
Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:28 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator 2 problems
Replies: 37
Views: 21012

Great info Olle P and johnyj. I've been thinking about inserting fixed plastic L-joints in those nasty corners. This way I'd be sure that the tubes would never jam at the bends. johnyj: is there enough room to do that in the unit? just to be clear, i'm thinking about this (sorry about the languange ...
by velis
Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:06 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator 2 problems
Replies: 37
Views: 21012

@El Jefe: I'm sorry, but water wetter is not available in my country and I also don't know what it's composed of, so I can't find a substitute. But I also believe that Zalman's liquid should be capable of preventing algae growth when there's sufficient quantity of it. So I guess, I'll just throughly...
by velis
Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator 2 problems
Replies: 37
Views: 21012

OK, here's the latest update. Of course, the U.S. office actually exists and a guy named Keith was kind enough to patiently answer all of my enquiries :) We came to an agreement that the flow indicator and the pump are defective and now I'm waiting for the Corean office to send me replacements toget...
by velis
Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator 2 problems
Replies: 37
Views: 21012

Thanks for this info. I just called them and some nice guy in the tech support gave me two emails. I requested that since the problem is quite long to explain. I'm sure nobody would be thrilled to listen to my english (I have a terrible accent) for half an hour straight :D Will post the results when...
by velis
Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:11 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator 2 problems
Replies: 37
Views: 21012

The trouble is i can't seem to find any contact info on them.
No mail, no phone, not even a fax...
I'd appreciate it if you could PM me the info.
by velis
Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator 2 problems
Replies: 37
Views: 21012

About the language: nope, sorry. In slovenia, we speak slovenian. It's quite different than croatian or serbian although it's still a slavic language. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slovene_language Besides, this is an english language forum, right? ;) Yes, it seems the problem is in the flow indi...
by velis
Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:54 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator 2 problems
Replies: 37
Views: 21012

Reserator 2 problems

Hi guys Been reading SPCR + forums for quite a while, but now it seems I have a problem I can't solve just by reading. This is what I sent to (support at zalman dot co dot kr) hoping that they will reply. I'm also hoping any of you can help me with this, except for the RMA issue, of course ;) Dear Z...