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by pet
Sat Nov 30, 2013 3:56 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New old passive graphics card to replace my old old active 1
Replies: 27
Views: 10411

Re: New old passive graphics card to replace my old old acti

The gfx cooler cable is connected to a contact on which it says 7V. There's one where it says 12V too, but that makes it spin even faster (which is no doubt obvious to you guys). If that's the case, you can't control the fan speed: the voltage it receives is fixed and can't be changed to change the...
by pet
Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:32 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New old passive graphics card to replace my old old active 1
Replies: 27
Views: 10411

Re: New old passive graphics card to replace my old old acti

Thanks alot! I'm surprised, I figured my card was substantially less powerful than the ones I mentioned above. But you're saying that's not the case? A dumb question, but how do I see that? I mean one is even of the same brand, and the numbers are bigger ( Asus Radeon HD 6450 1024MB Silent ), twice...
by pet
Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New old passive graphics card to replace my old old active 1
Replies: 27
Views: 10411

Re: New old passive graphics card to replace my old old acti

The G450 PSU should be more than enough for any non-gaming GPU + "normal" computer. I think it should be enough even for your 4850 GPU. The G350 should be more than enough for a non-gaming GPU, too, and you might be able to save some bucks :) The GPU card with the smallest power consumption (and che...
by pet
Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Our Lapped CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 37
Views: 18776

Re: Our Lapped CPU Heatsink Test Platform

Amazing work!

Once again you guys at spcr stand apart and show what it means to love to do things well.

Thanks for your great work and your great contributions to the community . Impressive!
by pet
Thu May 23, 2013 2:09 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: 140 mm Fan Roundup: Noctua, Phanteks, Xigmatek
Replies: 39
Views: 31713

Re: 140 mm Fan Roundup: Noctua, Phanteks, Xigmatek

I think there was a lot of people waiting for a 14 cm fan spcr review, and finally we've got it :)

Hope we can get the TY-140 as well as Bequiets and Noiseblockers reviewed in the next 14 cm fan review.

Great job, thanks a lot!
by pet
Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:29 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Looking for a completely silent laptop ...
Replies: 32
Views: 26509

Re: Looking for a completely silent laptop ...

My laptop is a VGN-Z21 (2.54 MHz duo-core, 4 GB RAM, i5 processor) - quite a fast machine I reckon - yet as I wrote - when using the undervolting programs as described by the thread I referred to there's no difference whatsoever - even if I set the voltages to be very low in the programs .... I've ...
by pet
Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:26 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Silencing a super-high-end video card?
Replies: 3
Views: 1867

Re: Silencing a super-high-end video card?

Arctic Cooling sells a quiet cooler, see http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/vga/598/accelero-twin-turbo-690.html?c=2182. A review can be found at http://www.kitguru.net/components/graphic-cards/zardon/arctic-accelero-twin-turbo-690-cooler-review-w-asus-gtx690/all/1/: the results are impressive. Besid...
by pet
Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Which of these 2 power supplies would you buy?
Replies: 4
Views: 3902

Re: Which of these 2 power supplies would you buy?

i7 3770K CPU Noctua NH-C14 heatsink 90gb SSD from Corsair 2tb Seagate 7200 RPM HD Sapphire fanless RADEON HD 6790 Kingston 16gb (4x4) Gigabyte Z77X-U3DH A 400 W PSU should be more than enough for that setup, see http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2011/04/05/amd-radeon-hd-6790-1gb-review/2 or...
by pet
Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: supersilent gaming rig/workflow/surf computer
Replies: 20
Views: 5303

Re: supersilent gaming rig/workflow/surf computer

I've searched for the higher power model of the super flower series, there are options which are more powerful, but the rating is 80-plus gold instead of platinum, so more heat dissipation and I think a higher sound-level. I have also found 1 platinum edition, but that's the kilowatt edition and co...
by pet
Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: supersilent gaming rig/workflow/surf computer
Replies: 20
Views: 5303

Re: supersilent gaming rig/workflow/surf computer

I've seen the results from the GTX 680 on SPCR as well, it looks a lot more like the cooler of the HD7950 (dual slot). But I'm not impressed with the results. 85 degrees for GPU and 112 for VRM with a sound level of 17~18 dB is not good enough (for me), and there hasn't even been spoken about OC......
by pet
Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: supersilent gaming rig/workflow/surf computer
Replies: 20
Views: 5303

Re: supersilent gaming rig/workflow/surf computer

The ASUS Radeon 7870 w/DirectCU II has been reviewed here at SPCR http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1305-page4.html The idle noise level was very good, but the noise level at load was absolutely unbearable. I assume that the noise level will only get worse as the 7950 dissipates more heat. Asus ...
by pet
Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Update | Mummy wants a new computer
Replies: 33
Views: 7773

Re: Mummy wants a new computer

+1 for the G360. Fanless is unneeded, more problematic, and does not provide advantages if you have slow quality fans, as seems to be the case with the G360. If you are not going to tinker frequently, you will be able to live without a modular PSU. BTW, if you really, really want silence, I recommen...
by pet
Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: format/wipe SSD
Replies: 27
Views: 12353

Re: format/wipe SSD

CA_Steve wrote:I used the Windows 7 install disk to format the SSD.
And Windows 7 will partition the SSD so that it is well aligned to 4Kb boundaries.

That's important, failing to do so can impact the SSD performance.
by pet
Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:50 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noiseblocker NB-eLoop 120mm fans
Replies: 35
Views: 41485

Re: Noiseblocker NB-eLoop 120mm fans

Thanks for the detailed report!

I think this is the kind of info that's really hard to find and makes spcr stand out :D
by pet
Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:36 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Replacement 140mm fans.
Replies: 15
Views: 4194

Re: Replacement 140mm fans.

I have both a Noctua and half a dozen of Bequiet Silentwings 140 mm fans, and the Bequiet are quieter. I have retired my Noctua because of them. Please, note that I run them at most at 750 rpms: at 1000 rpms I find bothBequiets and Noctuas too loud. BTW, the Bequiet start running below 300 rpms, so ...
by pet
Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua NH-D14 or TRUE 120 Black for a 3930k?
Replies: 8
Views: 4358

Re: Noctua NH-D14 or TRUE 120 Black for a 3930k?

From xbitlabs (http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/thermalright-true-spirit_6.html#sect0), where they tried a second fan: Thermalright True Spirit was also additionally tested with two Thermalright TR-FDB fans installed for air intake/exhaust. It turned out that replacing the single def...
by pet
Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:46 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua NH-D14 or TRUE 120 Black for a 3930k?
Replies: 8
Views: 4358

Re: Noctua NH-D14 or TRUE 120 Black for a 3930k?

Both coolers will be able to cope with the processor at stock speed, as well as with a reasonable overclocking. Of course, the noctua will cool it better, and will be able to do so with less noise if you control the fans adequately, it is a beast. The True is quite good, too, and probably provides a...
by pet
Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fan Roundup #6: Scythe, Noiseblocker, Antec, Nexus, Thermalr
Replies: 84
Views: 35312

Re: Fan Roundup #6: Scythe, Noiseblocker, Antec, Nexus, Ther

Just for the record... I have had some five NB multiframes S2 for more than one year one, and have to say that they have been a pleasure and the best ones I have had with regard to noise -I tried Scythe GTs and BeQuiet SilentWings too, which are very quiet. That said, *all three* 120 m NBs I tried t...
by pet
Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SpeedFan: A Guide to Universal Motherboard Fan Control
Replies: 19
Views: 12906

Re: SpeedFan: A Basic Guide to Motherboard Fan Control

A really powerful app, but I had some problems with an Asus P67 WS Revolution and the 4.46 version of Speedfan (the latest non beta right now): - The CPU temperature was wrong (say it reported -10ºC while ambiente temperature was 25ºC), so I had to use core temperatures, which were right (I see the ...
by pet
Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Silverstone FT02 card orientation
Replies: 4
Views: 2986

Re: Silverstone FT02 card orientation

Installing a top down cooler with the heatpipes coming out below the CPU socket or the GPU, the performance might suffer a bit. I'd have to look up the reviews, but the difference was only ~3 deg centigrade. In a CPU tower cooler the heatpipes are vertical to the floor regardless of the mainboard o...
by pet
Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:55 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive 6850
Replies: 6
Views: 2397

Re: Passive 6850

If you have not much case airflow, you might want to zip-tie a pair of very slow 12 cm fans to make it happier: the extra noise will be unnoticeable.

Regards :)
by pet
Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Looking for 120/140mm fans with low starting voltage DC
Replies: 4
Views: 2120

Re: Looking for 120/140mm fans with low starting voltage DC

If you can find the BeQuiet SilentWings USC, it runs at 300 rpms with 3.5 V. And they are amazingly quiet, I have 6 (!) of them in my modded case and can't hear them. The 12 cm BeQuiet SilentWings USC is very, very good too: it starts at aprox. 3.5 V, but it is a bit faster, reaching 1500 rpms at 12...
by pet
Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Suggestions on new CPU cooling
Replies: 13
Views: 3096

Re: Suggestions on new CPU cooling

the mugen slipstream might have an advantage, as it can drop down to 300rpm, while the TY140 the lowest i been able is the 700rpm (i think i saw someone dropping it to 600rpm), personally i don't have much difference between idle temps on a Mugen 3 Good point, I forgot the relatively high low speed...
by pet
Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Suggestions on new CPU cooling
Replies: 13
Views: 3096

Re: Suggestions on new CPU cooling

The Macho HR-02 is capable of overclocks much higher than 4 GHz. Check this review at xbitlabs, which shows overclocks much higher than 4 GHz for a CPU that is a worse overclocker than the 2500K. Or look take a look at this HardOCP review. It is quite capable, but the fan will spin up notably when ...
by pet
Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:26 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Suggestions on new CPU cooling
Replies: 13
Views: 3096

Re: Suggestions on new CPU cooling

I am on the hunt for a good(quiet) CPU cooler for a Intel i5 2500K that will be OC a bit. Depends on how much is a bit: <=4GHz(+-0.2GHz) -> HR-02 (or any of those already mentioned) >4GHz -> A big twin tower like the Thermalright Silver Arrow, Noctua D-14, EKL Alpenföhn K2 or Phanteks PH-TC14PE. Yo...
by pet
Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Suggestions on new CPU cooling
Replies: 13
Views: 3096

Re: Suggestions on new CPU cooling

Thermalright HR02 Macho $39.99 - is probably atm the best bang for the buck, specially since it includes a nice PWM fan on it. Most websites found the original HR02 good, just the price was not so good compared with what was in the market, now that its been lowered and a fan is includded most websi...
by pet
Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:27 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus GPU Cooler
Replies: 46
Views: 18241

Re: Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus GPU Cooler

Nothing wrong, overclocking does not increase power consumption per se. But, to get even higher overvclocks, you will eventually need to overvolt, and that's what increases power consumption. It is likely you can overclock quite a bit without overvolting, I do: it seems you have a very good overclo...
by pet
Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:51 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus GPU Cooler
Replies: 46
Views: 18241

Re: Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus GPU Cooler

If you are going to overvolt in order to overclock, then consumption will grow real fast and the VRM will have to handle that. I want to insist, because power consumption does increase non linearly with voltage increase. As an example: by moving from 1.088 to 1.193 V one of my cards incurred in a 3...
by pet
Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:08 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus GPU Cooler
Replies: 46
Views: 18241

Re: Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus GPU Cooler

I have a 5850 with an Xtreme Plus, which has a very similar layout, see ( http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/sapphire_hd5830_hd5850/images/28.htm ). I had to change the VRM heatsinks, too big to fit under the Xtreme Plus. You will have to change it (easy) or cut it. You mean the original one i...
by pet
Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:43 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus GPU Cooler
Replies: 46
Views: 18241

Re: Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus GPU Cooler

My Powercolor 6950 isn't exactly reference though as you can see from this picture , so I'll have to check the Xtreme will even fit it first. The VRM is at the opposite end of the card to reference and has a one piece heatsink, which hopefully I won't have to replace. I have a 5850 with an Xtreme P...