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by JimK
Tue May 31, 2005 11:28 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best CPU Fan for Athlon 64 3800+ on a ASUS A8V Deluxe MB
Replies: 16
Views: 5251

A8V with a 3500+, XP-120 with a Nexus 120 fan. I have never seen temps of 40 C or higher. Xarafax is right, the heat pipes just miss the RAM but they DO miss it. I put the XP-120 on the CPU/A8V and then installed the motherboard in the ASUS 3000B case. It went very smoothly. When I look in the case ...
by JimK
Wed Apr 27, 2005 4:09 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Foxconn NF4K8MC-ERS (mAtx, 939)
Replies: 58
Views: 49205

Thanks yeha,

That saves me a bit of time. Now, if you had only been interested in GB LAN there would be nothing for me to lookup :)
by JimK
Fri Apr 22, 2005 5:07 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: thermalright xp-120 passive/fanless
Replies: 4
Views: 2479

Try Ed's Article in the User Reviews section for some info.
by JimK
Thu Apr 21, 2005 5:12 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: A simple 12/7/5/0 volts switch?
Replies: 11
Views: 3757

If you would be satisfied with two voltages and 0 volts it is VERY easy. Follow MikeC's article and use a double pole, double throw (DPDT) CENTER OFF toggle switch. Select 12 & 7 or 12 & 5 or 7 & 5 when you wire it.
by JimK
Wed Apr 06, 2005 4:29 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Fan direction
Replies: 6
Views: 2400

Toward, it's v. slightly better. Check the review on this site.

Try the "Fans & Controls" forum on this site, it's the first stickey at the top.
by JimK
Tue Apr 05, 2005 12:41 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Very Cheap case for a client
Replies: 24
Views: 7586

Thunder wrote:But if that PS truly is a Forton than its worth it.
As tay noted it is not 300w total. If you do a quick look at the 300 watt/120 mm Fortrons on Newegg they put out a lot more power. And I do not see any 120 mm fan Fortrons under 300 watts.
by JimK
Fri Apr 01, 2005 5:12 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: SPCR is 3 years old today
Replies: 40
Views: 13924

Happy Birthday SPCR

And thanks to all those who make it happen :D
by JimK
Thu Mar 31, 2005 6:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What's the best type of files to put on WD740 Raptor drive?
Replies: 45
Views: 16762

FWIW, here is a link to download a Microsoft White Paper about setting up Photoshop in an XP system. I had an Adobe link on setting up also but it seems to be broken. :( EDIT: Found a link to the Adobe Knowledgebase that works. I would set up the OS & Apps on a partition on the Raptor and then use t...
by JimK
Tue Mar 29, 2005 6:37 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: E.A.R Grommets on a Tri-Cool?
Replies: 8
Views: 2612

I used the blue E.A.R. mounts on my 3000B. I used pliers to pull the mount into the case (no fan yet), as this stretches the mount, makes it thinner, and it popped right through. I then used needle-nose pliers to pull the mount through the Tri-Cool hole as well. I did it just like Lee did, case fir...
by JimK
Mon Mar 28, 2005 5:44 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Firefox 1.0.2 released
Replies: 5
Views: 2442

OK, I may just delay for a while and see if there is a 1.0.2.1 down the road.

Thanks.
by JimK
Mon Mar 28, 2005 1:45 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Firefox 1.0.2 released
Replies: 5
Views: 2442

Firefox 1.0.2 released

Well, I put a note down in the Not Silent section but that does not make the list on the homepage. Knowing how many Firefox fans there are here I decided to repost here. Sorry if it offends anyone.

http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/

Going to install this soon.
by JimK
Mon Mar 28, 2005 1:40 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet cheap (small) hard drive?
Replies: 3
Views: 1527

The 40 GB 2.5" Samsungs run about $90 at MicroCenter so if that is cheap enough search for other prices on it. Second choice would be the 3.5" 40 GB Samsung. If it's too expensive look at the weekly specials for the big box stores (Best Buy, Circuit City, CompUSA, etc.) and see what they have after ...
by JimK
Fri Mar 25, 2005 4:33 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus A8V deluxe generates Fan error message
Replies: 3
Views: 3548

My A8V with an XP-120 and orange Nexus always gave that error with the fan running around 1050 rpm acording to the BIOS. I got tired of hitting F1 everytime and just disabled the monitoring in the BIOS.
by JimK
Tue Mar 22, 2005 4:36 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which 939/AGP Motherboard?
Replies: 14
Views: 10969

I'm trying to run almost exactly the same setup, and am having a stability problem. <SNIP> Also looking for others experience and diagnostic suggestions. Thanks. I see very little diff between our systems. I am running a 2x512 Patriot kit PDC1G3200LLK at 2-3-2-5-T1. Win XP SP2 from the MS OEM disk ...
by JimK
Mon Mar 14, 2005 5:45 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Running the Winchester passive?
Replies: 16
Views: 5256

Thunder,

Have you seen Ed's reviews of his undervolted NewCastle 3000+ and his Aerocool VM-101? No fan on either one.
by JimK
Mon Mar 14, 2005 5:32 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: When can we expect a SPCR review of the Seasonic S12 series?
Replies: 3
Views: 1831

MikeC's trip to the IDF Spring 2005 probably didn't help either... So many things to do and so little time to do it in. But who else delivers reviews like the guys here? It's worth waiting for.
by JimK
Mon Mar 14, 2005 5:22 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which 939/AGP Motherboard?
Replies: 14
Views: 10969

I'm running an Asus A8V rev.2 without the wireless card. 3500+ Winchester, XP-120 w/Nexus 120, Matrox P650 AGP card, etc. in an Antec 3000B, stock exhaust fan right now. Not quite done with the HDD setup yet but very happy with it so far.
by JimK
Mon Mar 14, 2005 7:37 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Cooling 2 Hard Drives
Replies: 6
Views: 2073

IIRC some Nexus fans (orange 120??) will not start at 5 volts. You may need a Fanmate or use a 7v connection.
by JimK
Sun Mar 13, 2005 2:10 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: best cpu for my application
Replies: 2
Views: 1471

What socket is that motherboard?

If it's a 478 I would think a Northwood core P4 would be your best bet, if you could find one. Does a Celeron have enough power for what you want the HTPC to do?
by JimK
Sun Mar 13, 2005 1:39 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: AMD & Intel Fanboiz Rejoice!!
Replies: 26
Views: 9623

StarfishChris wrote:I think this is a great idea. AMD for the summer, Intel for the winter...
Finally, a use for it that I can understand. :lol:
by JimK
Fri Mar 11, 2005 6:37 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: CompUSA HD heatsinks/rubber mounts.
Replies: 13
Views: 4572

Looks the same as the Nexus and since you couldn't read the name once it was in the 5.25" bay, who would know :D As long as the rubber was not harder it should be as good.
Of course there is the point that it is in a hotter part of the case unless you run the PSU duct past it.
by JimK
Tue Mar 08, 2005 6:02 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12-430 in stock @ Newegg
Replies: 44
Views: 13319

Edward Ng wrote:...must...resist...desire.........to...buy....... :cry:
You could always wait until the price drops to some point like...say...$105 delivered :)
by JimK
Tue Mar 08, 2005 12:46 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12-430 in stock @ Newegg
Replies: 44
Views: 13319

Good News that more S12s are entering the marketplace, the 430 is the one I am most interested in. I would like to see the price drop a bit though.

Now waiting for Mike's opinion of them.
by JimK
Sat Mar 05, 2005 1:54 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Stock fan replacement ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3154

You could try Jab-tech and get an 80mm Panaflo L1A (mfg in Japan), a 60 -> 80 adaptor and some 7v and 9v cables or the Zalman 5v & 12v Multi-fan connector or a Fan-mate (my choice). They carry all of these.
by JimK
Sat Mar 05, 2005 1:41 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Lifetime of Ceramique in an opened tube...
Replies: 2
Views: 1487

I'd push the first one or two "grains of rice" out of the tube and toss it then use the Ceramique behind that. That way, if the exposure to air at the end of the tube changed anything you have gotten rid of it.
by JimK
Thu Mar 03, 2005 4:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1651405

The Band - Music From Big Pink
by JimK
Tue Mar 01, 2005 5:47 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec SLK3000B: Minimalist Midtower for Quiet PC
Replies: 233
Views: 184906

Yup, my Styrofoam broke as I tipped the case out of the carton :(
by JimK
Wed Feb 23, 2005 5:00 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 5400rpm, 8MB cached 80GB 2.5" drive comparison...
Replies: 27
Views: 10420

Ed,

You have mail.

Jim
by JimK
Mon Feb 21, 2005 7:19 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: How many browser windows or tabs do you keep open?
Replies: 36
Views: 21775

MS IE. Two open for SPCR and perhaps two others open on other sites.
by JimK
Mon Feb 21, 2005 6:55 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: is the 90nm athlon64 a good undervolter at stock speed?
Replies: 5
Views: 2450

Dan,

I know you are looking at a Winchester 939 but did you see Ed's Newcastle 754 writeup he posted today? Has some nice undervolting and underclocking data.