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by rsilent6
Sat Sep 12, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Turn off fan on low tdp laptop?
Replies: 1
Views: 16087

Turn off fan on low tdp laptop?

If I get a laptop with a 6w TDP that has a fan would it be safe to turn the fan off permanently considering that the cpu in question can be found in other completely fanless laptops? Also the laptop will just be used for web browsing, movies and word processing.
by rsilent6
Fri Aug 07, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Do you think I will be able to cool this gaming build passiv
Replies: 17
Views: 4136

Re: Do you think I will be able to cool this gaming build pa

Check the tests in games here: http://pclab.pl/art64766-6.html Broadwell was released after the apu was, that give Intel some more time to improve and an advantage. Plus apu is in 28nm (I think) and Broadwell is 14nm. Plus Broadwell uses much more space on the die for the gpu and has Cache l4. Pric...
by rsilent6
Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Do you think I will be able to cool this gaming build passiv
Replies: 17
Views: 4136

Re: Do you think I will be able to cool this gaming build pa

Iris 6200 is a competitor to gt 740 according to my trusted review site. I'm disappointed to be honest, but I'm sticking with Intel for two reasons: gpu drivers on linux are good, and AMD has a bad reputation because of them and it uses less power, I didn't test it, but that could make it a no go i...
by rsilent6
Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Do you think I will be able to cool this gaming build passiv
Replies: 17
Views: 4136

Re: Do you think I will be able to cool this gaming build pa

You'd be better off with an integrated gpu and a newish processor than this low end nvidia. You could cool it passively easily. Integrated GPUs are only slightly worse than these low end cards Or you could buy a high end gpu (the highest number you can, if prices of new stuff are too big, just buy ...
by rsilent6
Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Do you think I will be able to cool this gaming build passiv
Replies: 17
Views: 4136

Re: Do you think I will be able to cool this gaming build pa

Won't need a fan controller - just use the mobo's controls. Asrock then MSI for best UEFI based fan control, Asus for s/w based. Set up a fan profile for minimum rpm until temps go high. Chances are, you won't need much more fan rotational speed to keep this little bit of heat in check. Ok thanks I...
by rsilent6
Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Do you think I will be able to cool this gaming build passiv
Replies: 17
Views: 4136

Re: Do you think I will be able to cool this gaming build pa

No one said it is not possible, but it has some caveats and it will cost you a lot more for a little gain. And as long as you don't want to do excessive gaming, passive cooling is fairly easy. Do you think the passive build I suggested will work, and if not do you have any suggestions for making it...
by rsilent6
Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:09 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Do you think I will be able to cool this gaming build passiv
Replies: 17
Views: 4136

Re: Do you think I will be able to cool this gaming build pa

Ok so it seems like I have to admit defeat. I think I will get one or possibly two noctua case fans and a fan controller so it is silent for normal use and I can turn the fan on for some air flow whilst playing games. And I therefore may as well get the non T version of the cpu. The thing is that to...
by rsilent6
Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Do you think I will be able to cool this gaming build passiv
Replies: 17
Views: 4136

Re: Do you think I will be able to cool this gaming build pa

I probably won't be doing a huge amount of gaming but when I do it will be Battlefield Bad Company 2 for a few hours at a time which is an older game, and some other battlefield/cod type games including bf4 on medium settings. Also, CivV and some strategy games probably. The monitor will probably be...
by rsilent6
Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Do you think I will be able to cool this gaming build passiv
Replies: 17
Views: 4136

Do you think I will be able to cool this gaming build passiv

Ok hi guys I have done dozens of hours of research on silent computing because I find it fascinating. I am aware that the general opinion is that fanless for gaming is a no no but have a look at this and tell me if I am in for disappointment. CPU: Intel core i3 4160T (35w TDP) GPU: The fanless Gtx 7...