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by Shuriken
Sun Apr 05, 2009 2:07 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Cooling for Perc 5/i
Replies: 6
Views: 6787

I know what you mean. I had this card for a short while and the heatsink gets hot enough to burn your fingers on. A silent solution is hard. Most people either install a little 40/50/60mm fan on the heatsink or replace the whole with an active Chipset cooler. Those tiny fans are usually anything but...
by Shuriken
Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:12 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: PWM to Voltage bridge
Replies: 43
Views: 37538

Here are some pictures. I had a bit of trouble getting it right. With flash on i had some reflections. So i made 2 pictures of back-side. On the last one you can see the traces on the pcb.

Front
Back 1
Back 2
by Shuriken
Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:26 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: PWM to Voltage bridge
Replies: 43
Views: 37538

I received the Nanoxia PWMX today. I haven't had time to properly review it yet. However i did open up the device. It doesn't look very complicated. The soldering doesn't look too good and i am pretty sure that its hand made. I won't be posting the schematics since they made sure the main IC couldn'...
by Shuriken
Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:50 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: PWM to Voltage bridge
Replies: 43
Views: 37538

I have just ordered a Nanoxia PWMX Controller via Ebay.

Once i have it, i will post a little review. Maybe i will be able to post the schematic aswell, if its not all smd.
by Shuriken
Sun Aug 12, 2007 6:19 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Quiet low profile (<77mm) CPU heatsink?
Replies: 13
Views: 4457

Kreed wrote:You might want to consider the Cooler Master Vortex 752:
I believe it's height is 75.4 mm, which is within your requirement of being shorter than 77 mm.
Its 75.4 mm not counting the 25 mm fan coming on top of that :wink:
by Shuriken
Thu Jul 19, 2007 4:43 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SILVERSTONE SST-SG01
Replies: 4
Views: 2653

I have the Silverstone case. It will fit a matx mainboard with normal psu and two harddrives. I have paired it with a 500 Watt Silverstone PSU (Short Cable edition) and their NT06 heatsink. The heatsink lines up below the PSU fan. So you don't need an extra fan. http://www.xs4all.nl/~joeribl/images/...
by Shuriken
Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:28 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AM2 microATX board that undervolts/underclocks
Replies: 15
Views: 6787

by Shuriken
Thu Nov 09, 2006 3:44 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: need help with project
Replies: 59
Views: 47065

[ Alive NF4G-DVI I have this board, it's great: undervolts down to 0.8V in BIOS, low power consumption, good onboard graphics, DVI + VGA output. One word of warning however: the undervolting options are not available for the AM2 Sempron 2800/3000 (no idea why), so you need to get at least a 3200+. ...
by Shuriken
Mon May 15, 2006 12:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Any advice on components for a homebrew NAS server?
Replies: 9
Views: 3997

Are you planning to run any kind of RAID lvl or just JBOD? If any RAID soft or hardware? If you can answer those questions i can tell you if the PCI bus will be sufficient ;) If you plan to go for lowpower, AMD Sempron (S754) might be a better choice. However nforce driver support for Linux/BSD is n...
by Shuriken
Fri Apr 28, 2006 7:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New server build. Advice for a newbie?
Replies: 6
Views: 2262

Hello & welocme to SPCR! Do you know if that ATi video is supported in Linux? I would consider something like the Buffalo Technologies TeraServer . The smaller model is relatively quiet, the RAID 5 is default, and it has a pared down version of Linux -- enough for a file server. The XL is an PCI mo...
by Shuriken
Tue Nov 01, 2005 2:01 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Experiences with a Gigabyte 6600GT Silentpipe
Replies: 87
Views: 55486

No garbled graphics.

The post screen is composed of a whole bunch of strange ASCII chars. When it boots windows the windows startup screen is blue with some nice red stripes thru it.

I tried it in a different computer. Same story.
by Shuriken
Tue Nov 01, 2005 12:03 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte 6600GT Silentpipe Heatsink replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 1414

Gigabyte 6600GT Silentpipe Heatsink replacement

Unfortunately my Passive Gigabyte 6600GT died on me yesterday. I guess it overheated. Though my case is properly ventilated. I will be receiving one thru warranty. But i dont want to end up with a dead one in another 6 months. So i was thinking of replacing, the obviously not so efficient heatsink, ...
by Shuriken
Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:59 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Experiences with a Gigabyte 6600GT Silentpipe
Replies: 87
Views: 55486

Just a little update on my part.

My Giga 6600GT Silentpipe died suddenly yesterday. I was playing a game and suddenly the whole thing froze with some artifacts.

After the reboot i had a garbled screen. I guess it overheated.
by Shuriken
Mon Sep 19, 2005 12:32 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silverstone TJ-06 XP-120 A8N-SLI Does it fit with the tunnel
Replies: 2
Views: 1198

I have a Sharkoon Silvation (which is basically the same case as the TJ-06) with an Asus SLI and an Arctic Freezer64 (fan removed).

That fits perfectly. I cannot tell if the XP120 fits because i have never seen one.

I do have a bit of a problem with the vid card. The heatsink is against the tunnel.
by Shuriken
Mon Sep 19, 2005 12:23 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: DIY heatpipe solution?
Replies: 8
Views: 2852

I have looked at the same option. My main concern with your idea, is how bendable these pipes really are. The problem with bending thin-walled pipes is that they tend to collapse or even break. Normally you would fill it with some kind of material (sand for instance) to keep the proper form. Since y...
by Shuriken
Mon Jul 18, 2005 6:00 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung P120 200GB Hard Drive Review
Replies: 53
Views: 53676

I bought the P120 250GB last week to plug it on my ASUS K8V SE Deluxe, but it took me a while to figure out how to be able to boot on it. I could install Windows XP by installing VIA SATA drivers (using F6 on install), but then then BIOS wouldn't see the drive and I couldn't boot on it. The reason ...
by Shuriken
Sun Jul 10, 2005 3:12 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone's Flagship: Temjin TJ06 PC case
Replies: 197
Views: 131391

The same chassis is used for cases of several brands. All with at least different front panels. maybe the holes are needed for one of the other models. The Sharkoon Silvation uses the same chassis. This case is available in Europe. I bought one without a PSU for just 79 euro (approx the same in US ...
by Shuriken
Sat Jul 09, 2005 1:19 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Experiences with a Gigabyte 6600GT Silentpipe
Replies: 87
Views: 55486

My Giga 6600GT Passive is idling at 59 C. Not sure what the Load temps are but i haven't seen any problems or artifacts so far.
by Shuriken
Thu Jul 07, 2005 11:37 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: budget cooling for 3000+ Venice Core
Replies: 5
Views: 2009

I have the Freezer 64 in both my machines. The last one i got had a slightly different fan which is even better then the first one.

I personally think it is great value for money.
by Shuriken
Thu Jun 30, 2005 2:28 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung P120 200GB SATA tested and ...............
Replies: 53
Views: 29286

so based on the sp120's accoustic properties as the primary consideration, would you recommend it? is it quieter than a p80? I have a SP0802N with Nidec motor in my other machine. Idle i think they are on par. However i think the P120 is slightly louder when doing read/writes. But that may be fixab...
by Shuriken
Sat Jun 25, 2005 11:13 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung P120 200GB SATA tested and ...............
Replies: 53
Views: 29286

Shuriken what are your impressions of its accoustic properties? Well the thing is when i installed it, i had it sitting in it's plastic protective cover for a while. I had to transfer data of my old discs first. At that point you could just barely hear some disc activity. Definately much quiter the...
by Shuriken
Fri Jun 24, 2005 12:48 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung P120 200GB SATA tested and ...............
Replies: 53
Views: 29286

The THG review "ha ha ha" review is such a strong word for it, quotes the drives of startling transfer rates, mine is no where near that, this could either be that the 200GB model only uses 100GB per platter rather than a short 125GB platter, wheras the 250GB model used 125GB per platter, or it cou...
by Shuriken
Tue Apr 26, 2005 11:48 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 400 GB HDDs - Which?
Replies: 11
Views: 3630

maxximm:
Do you have the new T7K250 Hitachi drives? from the short user experiences i have read about it, people mentioned it was much louder then the 7k250.
by Shuriken
Sat Apr 02, 2005 11:35 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Cool n' Quiet for A7N8X Deluxe 2.0
Replies: 3
Views: 4630

I had the A7N8X non deluxe. Also didnt work.

I know have an Asrock K770-Upgrade 880 (with VIA KT880). Works like a charm.
by Shuriken
Sat Apr 02, 2005 7:29 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Asus A8N Temp monitor with Zal 7700AlCu
Replies: 10
Views: 2836

I dont know about the temp readings. But the voltage readings on my AN8-SLI thru nTune are way off. CPU 7.925 V , Mem 3.1 V
by Shuriken
Fri Apr 01, 2005 11:06 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Orientation
Replies: 4
Views: 1577

Thnx for the replies. I tried running without a fan and that worked quite well. But that is without the tunnnel. The problem with the tunnel is that it won't fit at the moment. I have a passive 6600GT from Gigabyte sitting to close to the fan of the Freezer 64. I will try to remove the fan which sho...
by Shuriken
Fri Apr 01, 2005 12:32 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Orientation
Replies: 4
Views: 1577

Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Orientation

Today i got my new pc stuff including an Arctic Freezer 64. I went about installing it using the provided installation instructions. However one thing was unclear to me. In the instruction they point out you will have to allign the cooler to the back or top. (See point 4 in the instructions http://w...
by Shuriken
Mon Mar 28, 2005 12:48 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Cool n' Quiet for A7N8X Deluxe 2.0
Replies: 3
Views: 4630

Changing p-states on Nforce2 basically does not work. It is said to work on some Nforce2 boards. But nobody seems to know which ones ;) But the Asus wont work, as is described in THG article. The only thing you can try is a program like Speedfan which can control your FSB. You can change the FSB to ...
by Shuriken
Fri Mar 04, 2005 3:13 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Preventing meltdown!
Replies: 3
Views: 1536

The AMD64 based processors have a thermal protection in hardware.

The older XP bases processor didn't have such a feature thus requiring such a feature on the mainboard.