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by metron
Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:43 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sonata Family vs P183
Replies: 1
Views: 1051

Re: Sonata Family vs P183

Is the P183 roughly equivalent in to the Sonata family when building quiet machines?
by metron
Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:37 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sonata Family vs P183
Replies: 1
Views: 1051

Sonata Family vs P183

Disregarding case styling/size - are there benefits selecting one of the Sonata cases over the P183?
by metron
Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The Top SPCR Quiet 120mm Axial Fans Compared + 120mmAC Fans.
Replies: 197
Views: 399353

Re: The Top SPCR Quiet 120mm Axial Fans Compared + 120mmAC F

The Recommended Fans page is 4 years old.

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article63-page1.html

Is the list still valid?
by metron
Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Suggestions for prebuilt quiet quad core PC?
Replies: 4
Views: 2194

Maybe its the ambient noise levels but I wasn't able to tell how much noise the PCs were making in the stores. Too bad the reviews don't include a db figure.
by metron
Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:11 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Suggestions for prebuilt quiet quad core PC?
Replies: 4
Views: 2194

Suggestions for prebuilt quiet quad core PC?

Do any of the big brands offer a reasonably quiet build? It doesn't have to be silent.
by metron
Fri May 08, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 59 celsius (load) with a Ninja 2?
Replies: 9
Views: 1959

There's some great info on measuring temps (and the problems related thereto) here:

http://www.techpowerup.com/realtemp/docs.php
by metron
Thu May 07, 2009 3:22 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 59 celsius (load) with a Ninja 2?
Replies: 9
Views: 1959

How are you measuring the temps?
by metron
Tue May 05, 2009 9:12 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Solo-Q9650 build running a bit hot?
Replies: 18
Views: 3211

C. Real temp idle calibration. 1. Measure the ambient temperature inside the case and read the Real Temp core temp. If they are within, say 8C**, stop. If not, go to step 2. 2. Go to the settings screen in real temp and put in about a -5 degree offset. 3. Read real temp and case ambient temps again...
by metron
Mon May 04, 2009 3:25 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Solo-Q9650 build running a bit hot?
Replies: 18
Views: 3211

Forgot to mention...I really don't like using push pins for a heatsink this large! I 'think' the cooler has a solid connection but its very hard to tell with the push pin design.
by metron
Mon May 04, 2009 7:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Solo-Q9650 build running a bit hot?
Replies: 18
Views: 3211

1. Measure the ambient temperature inside the case and read the Real Temp core temp. If they are within, say 8C**, stop. If not, go to step 2. The question is where do you take this measurement? I've checked various places inside the case and there is a huge variance in temp difference which is to ...
by metron
Sun May 03, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Solo-Q9650 build running a bit hot?
Replies: 18
Views: 3211

For a Q9650 what would the expected rise in temp above ambient be?

Removing the case door dropped the temps by 2C.

Is monitoring the temp with the bios not recommended?

Are there any non windows solutions for the instructions suggested above?
by metron
Sun May 03, 2009 8:03 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Solo-Q9650 build running a bit hot?
Replies: 18
Views: 3211

NeilBlanchard wrote:Did you say what CPU heatsink you are using? Is it the stock Intel?
Heatsink: Ninja - 2000 with Scythe Fan installed (running about 1000 rpm)

Ambient Temp: 20.6C

Idle temps (reported by the MB bios):

MB - 36C CPU - 58C
by metron
Sat May 02, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Solo-Q9650 build running a bit hot?
Replies: 18
Views: 3211

bozar wrote:It seems a bit high for stock speeds, reinstall the cooler.
By 'cooler' I assume you mean the heatsink.

What temps would you expect to see?
by metron
Fri May 01, 2009 5:33 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Solo-Q9650 build running a bit hot?
Replies: 18
Views: 3211

NeilBlanchard wrote:You could try using a duct from the CPU heatsink to the rear exhaust, to lower them?
The CPU heatsink is only about an inch away from the rear exhaust fan and I have the CPU fan mounted on the font side of the heatsink blowing air across the heatsink and towards the rear exhaust.
by metron
Fri May 01, 2009 5:31 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Solo-Q9650 build running a bit hot?
Replies: 18
Views: 3211

Thank you for the quick replies. I was under the impression from reading other posts here that CPU temps should be down around 45C when idle and up to 55-60C under load. If that is not the case, then that is cool (non pun intended).
by metron
Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Solo-Q9650 build running a bit hot?
Replies: 18
Views: 3211

Solo-Q9650 build running a bit hot?

I was hoping to avoid using intake fans on a solo build, but based on temps in a stripped down config its looking like the intake fans may be required. Here's my build. Any suggestions on getting things cooler would be appreciated. Intel Q9650 Ninja - 2000 with Scyth Fan installed Asus P5N-D Antec S...