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by Harry Azol
Wed Sep 01, 2004 6:52 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: seagate cuda V 120gb 8mb vs 7200.7 200gb - my experience
Replies: 2
Views: 1376

seagate cuda V 120gb 8mb vs 7200.7 200gb - my experience

I replaced my cuda V 120gb with a 200gb (both ata) yesterday here's my thoughts: idle noise - 200gb has *slightly* less (I put my ear to both with the case open, can't tell with the case closed) seek noise - 200gb has more, which was suprising since I had turned AAM off on my 120gb (expected the noi...
by Harry Azol
Mon Jul 26, 2004 3:04 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate warranty increased to FIVE YEARS
Replies: 22
Views: 5565

To be quite frank I fail to understand how a 5 year warranty on a hard-drive is in any way useful. Five years ago I owned a 4GB hard-drive. If I owned it today and it failed... would I want a replacement? Not really. I might be more interested in retrieving the data. Do they warrantyiseificate for ...
by Harry Azol
Wed Jun 23, 2004 10:02 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Anyone modded an xbox?
Replies: 15
Views: 5972

Lithium, any chance you could put those pics up again? :)
by Harry Azol
Sun Apr 18, 2004 1:13 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Should I upgrade to a Barton?
Replies: 41
Views: 10097

I don't understand how you can increase the FSB on a processor without making it super unreliable. My Thoroughbred 2400+ crashes before it gets off the ground if I try to do that. No way would I try to overclock the FSB. I have read now also that the Thoroughbred 2700+ benchmarks with almost exactl...
by Harry Azol
Thu Feb 19, 2004 9:53 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Mobile Barton 2500 - owners and wannabe owners...
Replies: 155
Views: 122393

what's the stock voltage?

what voltage is required for 2.7ghz?
by Harry Azol
Sat Feb 14, 2004 6:03 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New hard drive silencing method--Redux...
Replies: 51
Views: 18362

I hope you don't have anything important on that hd
by Harry Azol
Thu Jan 29, 2004 5:20 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Motherboard LAN port is beeping...
Replies: 8
Views: 3078

I was also getting wierd noises out of my speakers when the sound card was not being used.. so I disabled both at once and used seperate cards..


if i get some time I might try them out again..
by Harry Azol
Wed Jan 21, 2004 9:35 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Underclocking, is it worth it?
Replies: 15
Views: 4001

I would say don't bother..

even @ the slowest/quietest speed (5v) the zalman 7000 will be cooling your cpu very well..
by Harry Azol
Tue Jan 20, 2004 10:45 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Help needed, buying a XP2500+
Replies: 17
Views: 4607

I think he was thinking of the thorton
by Harry Azol
Thu Jan 15, 2004 6:27 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Help - Squealing noise from PSU during CPU load, video ops
Replies: 6
Views: 2803

I'm with MikeC

I had an Enermax, replaced with a Antec true power for 2 days, and now a fortron

antec > enermax > forton
in terms of wierd noises/squeals/whining from the psu when used with my seagate hd
by Harry Azol
Wed Jan 14, 2004 5:24 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Motherboard LAN port is beeping...
Replies: 8
Views: 3078

if you read my message again I said "the onboard audio also makes wierd noises " ;) ;) I tried all the suggested fixes and none worked.. so both are disabled now My onboard audio doesn't have any problems (that's a known problem with the A7N8X - you need the latest BIOS), and the other places I chec...
by Harry Azol
Tue Jan 13, 2004 3:12 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron FSP300W-PN & Nforce 2 board?
Replies: 25
Views: 6183

I'm very sure that its a driver issue caused by the fact that I just slapped the new motherboard in without reinstalling Windows. I did that when I got my nf2 board... windows runs MUCH MUCH MUCH better from a fresh install.. :) I used to get all kinds of wierd crashes and problems before that ( I ...
by Harry Azol
Tue Jan 13, 2004 1:30 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron FSP300W-PN & Nforce 2 board?
Replies: 25
Views: 6183

well then, lets get back to the topic:

xpav, make sure the atx 12v connector is plugged in.. :D
by Harry Azol
Tue Jan 13, 2004 12:31 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Motherboard LAN port is beeping...
Replies: 8
Views: 3078

yeah, i have this problem, the onboard audio also makes wierd noises thru the speakers when it's not being used..

my solution: disable both.. :(

www.nforcershq.com has a lot more people with the same problems.
by Harry Azol
Tue Jan 13, 2004 12:28 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron FSP300W-PN & Nforce 2 board?
Replies: 25
Views: 6183

I didn't mean to imply that ALL nforce 2 boards do, just that MOST of them run off the 12v line. The Asus is an exception in most things, it's also one of the few NF2 boards that uses 2 phase voltage regulation, even the lowly $50 Shuttle A35N uses 3 phase. The MSI pictured above DOES run off the 1...
by Harry Azol
Tue Jan 13, 2004 8:56 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Only 2 Deg rise 2500+ under load?
Replies: 13
Views: 2697

AFAIK, the asus program uses the thermistor underneathe the socket for cpu temps..

in MBM5 you can select the diode on the cpu to get a more accurate temperature (will be higher)
by Harry Azol
Tue Jan 13, 2004 7:26 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron FSP300W-PN & Nforce 2 board?
Replies: 25
Views: 6183

Yep, that's the 12v connector (two 12v lines actually). NF2 boards run the CPU off the 12v line, whether you use the connector or not, though I'm not sure if they can get enough juice from the ATX connector. They might run w/o the connector but they may not be stable (as you've experienced). Runnin...
by Harry Azol
Mon Jan 12, 2004 6:33 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron FSP300W-PN & Nforce 2 board?
Replies: 25
Views: 6183

in that case your board is NOT using 12v for cpu voltage regulation.. so your psu should be powerful enough
by Harry Azol
Mon Jan 12, 2004 4:57 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Only 2 Deg rise 2500+ under load?
Replies: 13
Views: 2697

I have a similar setup with similar results.. :)

a7n8x-x with xp1700+ @ 2.2ghz (1.525 volt vs 1.5v default), and 7000A-ALCU.. the temperature does not fluctuate very much between load/idle
by Harry Azol
Mon Jan 12, 2004 4:55 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron FSP300W-PN & Nforce 2 board?
Replies: 25
Views: 6183

the Asus A7N8X series uses 5v for cpu voltage regulation..

is there an additional power connector for the motherboard? or just the atx power connector?
by Harry Azol
Sun Jan 11, 2004 9:04 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Does the Zalman 7000alcu fit on the Asus A7N8X-X MB?
Replies: 2
Views: 998

it will fit if there is space between the edge of the motherboard and your psu

do a search.. ;) ;)
by Harry Azol
Sat Jan 10, 2004 8:53 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My Seagate's dead for the 2nd time!
Replies: 15
Views: 3864

AVOID WD LIKE THE PLAGUE!!!
by Harry Azol
Fri Jan 09, 2004 9:26 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Zalman, is it worth the $....?
Replies: 17
Views: 4191

Do you overclock? if so, i dont think you will benefit noise wise from using a Zalman CNPS7000A-AlCu , cause you likely wont be able to undervolt the fan to 5v, which is really the only setting that could be considered quiet. the zalman 7000A-ALCU is great even for overclocked systems.. I use one a...
by Harry Azol
Fri Jan 02, 2004 7:06 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman CNPS-7000A AlCu vs. Thermalright SLK-800A?
Replies: 4
Views: 1718

I've got an asus A7N8X-X with XP1700+ overclocked to ~XP2800+ speeds (2.2ghz) I use a 7000A-ALCU and it cools better at the lowest setting (5v) and 2.2ghz then the amd stock heatsink fan did at full speed and at the stock speed I'm very happy with it... just make sure there is some space between the...
by Harry Azol
Sat Dec 20, 2003 9:10 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Athlon CPU supply from 5v rail?
Replies: 8
Views: 3587

that explains why my 5v rail is the lowest (and farthest off from 5v), I thought it used 12v for cpu power

(I have an a7n8x-x)
by Harry Azol
Fri Dec 19, 2003 11:02 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My 120gig PATA choices
Replies: 16
Views: 3827

wow.. your setup is so identical to mine it's not funny.. :) i had an enermax 350w, p3 1.3/1gb pc133/cuda V 120gb 8mb/radeon 8500/etc I was very happy with it.. Then I upgraded to A7N8X-X, 1700+ @ 2.2ghz, 1gb pc3200, everything else the same.. It would whine like crazy whenever cpu/video intensive t...
by Harry Azol
Fri Dec 19, 2003 2:14 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: To cut... or not to cut? (fan grills)
Replies: 22
Views: 5746

I'd also say cut it.. but don't expect a huge difference
by Harry Azol
Thu Dec 18, 2003 9:36 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My 120gig PATA choices
Replies: 16
Views: 3827

based on what I've read here..

noise - comparable
performance - better
temperature - much cooler

but that was comparing 8mb spinpoint vs. 8mb V, so the 2mb spinpoint may not be faster then the 8mb V
by Harry Azol
Thu Dec 18, 2003 2:29 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My 120gig PATA choices
Replies: 16
Views: 3827

did you call them and get them to read the model number from the actual drives?

I tried buying one from them in Sept and it was actually a 7200.7..

I ended up ordering one from ncix.com (BC)..

my next hd (160+) will be a spinpoint though.. 8)