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by HadroLepton
Mon Jul 31, 2006 4:40 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung sp1614n vs sp1634n vs sp1654n ???
Replies: 2
Views: 2470

i know i am replying to an old thread i bump this thread for the valuable information here about the coding of the model number. i think the most important information we need from a harddisk is the number of disks (or platters, or heads for that matter). usually you get this information only by dig...
by HadroLepton
Thu Mar 18, 2004 2:27 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: How NOT to apply AS5
Replies: 21
Views: 4853

i would decouple the leaf blower. that would definitely help reduce the vibration
by HadroLepton
Tue Dec 30, 2003 9:27 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 2 card ATI All-in-wonder (AIW) Alternative?
Replies: 5
Views: 2680

i have an ati radeon 9000 aiw. ripped of the hsf and put on a zalman nb32j. it works fine.
by HadroLepton
Thu Dec 18, 2003 3:30 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Logitech UltraX - Nice silent keyboard
Replies: 164
Views: 102003

i like flat key keyboards with full layout. what i don't like are the windows keys and the extra keys. at least they look like extra keys on the top row. why can't they just make flat key keyboards without any extras :| are there highres pictures of that keyboard anywhere? i searched around but all ...
by HadroLepton
Mon Dec 15, 2003 2:26 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Horizontal or Vertical suspension?
Replies: 13
Views: 3887

i think that harddrives may be mounted on any orientation as long as it is horizontal or vertical, doesn't matter which sides up or down. but they should not NOT be mounted on any angle in between. i think the gyroscopic effect of the spinning disks is a good explanation for this. check the video he...
by HadroLepton
Thu Nov 06, 2003 12:06 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Warning: Connecting PSU to empty motherboard is BAD
Replies: 9
Views: 2301

sometimeswarrior already said it all

here are some articles with nifty pictures
http://www.gideontech.com/guides/psu_powerup/
http://modtown.co.uk/mt/article2.php?id=psumod

also check this thread. about psus not running without load
http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=5376
by HadroLepton
Wed Nov 05, 2003 2:07 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Warning: Connecting PSU to empty motherboard is BAD
Replies: 9
Views: 2301

before i learned of the green black wire trick i often used cpuless mobos to start an atx psu

i think it is rather your work on the psu which is to blame for your psu bang.

is the mobo still working?
by HadroLepton
Tue Nov 04, 2003 1:36 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: quiet WOODEN keyboard
Replies: 6
Views: 2273

trip what makes you so sure that it is quiet? looks more like a normal keyboard with wood instead of plastic.
by HadroLepton
Thu Oct 09, 2003 6:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Data recovery software needed !!
Replies: 10
Views: 2713

here is a list of about every data recovery tool there are. http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/WinME/Q_20646525.html (yuck they have a new interface and now the page looks like crap) (look for "Accepted Answer from CrazyOne") i can recommend getdataback as i have used it once succesfu...
by HadroLepton
Wed Oct 01, 2003 4:57 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Aluminum vs Steel cases...cooling properties.
Replies: 28
Views: 8333

dirkvader tested to steel and the aluminium chieftec case http://www.dirkvader.de/frame.php?site=http://www.dirkvader.de/page/chieftec.html dirkvader is a silent authoritah in the german hardware scene the result was, in matter of cooling properties and sound, the aluminium case and steel case are i...
by HadroLepton
Thu Sep 25, 2003 6:18 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Moving it outside: Will water condense and ruin computer?
Replies: 15
Views: 4285

rusty you are absolutely correct, but... okay not buts this time ;) what i missed to notice was that the air in the attic is already cold, and is therefore only as humid as that temperature allows. while the air entering the case gets warmer it does not get more humid, so it can't give of any humidi...
by HadroLepton
Wed Sep 24, 2003 8:04 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Moving it outside: Will water condense and ruin computer?
Replies: 15
Views: 4285

@rusty you are correct about the theory but... when you pour hot tea in a glass (not preheated), notice the condensation on the inside of the glass (on the part which isn't submerged of course). when the air in the case is hot, and the case itself is cold (because the air surrounding the case is col...
by HadroLepton
Tue Sep 23, 2003 9:20 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Silent 3.5" internal 9 in 1 card reader
Replies: 18
Views: 4545

but the black one will also cause higher system temps because it is absorbing so much light
by HadroLepton
Mon Sep 22, 2003 5:05 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Quack Quack?
Replies: 16
Views: 2945

@Cosine i really don't want to be smart alec but your choice for subject name is... poor to say the least

"he chose... poorly"
http://funwavs.com/wavfile.php?quote=923&view=1
by HadroLepton
Mon Sep 22, 2003 3:51 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: peek-a-boo
Replies: 3
Views: 1272

watch out for dust coming in through the opening. if i'm not completely mistaken then you have a lianli casing. and lianli casings usually have those two fans in the front blowing fresh air straight across the hd mount. why not mount your hd there? you could also mount the hd normally in the floppy ...
by HadroLepton
Thu Sep 18, 2003 4:04 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Anyone RMA a Built by ATI card after modding??
Replies: 4
Views: 3016

no probs. based on your description it is the 9000 fault in one way or another. although the chances for scraping a piece off from the die with the card still working are very unlikely :) think about those broken corners from the athlon dies.
by HadroLepton
Tue Sep 16, 2003 3:43 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Anyone RMA a Built by ATI card after modding??
Replies: 4
Views: 3016

are you sure that it is a hardware problem? having "problem playing certain formats of video" doesn't sound like a hardware fault to me. it is rather a driver/codec fault. are you sure you have the right codecs (divx, xvid, ogg/ogm, wmv, mov, rm) to play those videos? have you tried playing those vi...
by HadroLepton
Mon Sep 15, 2003 3:16 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ati radeon 9000 all in wonder + zalman nb32j = a long story
Replies: 5
Views: 3923

thanks, at least some people took their time to read my post through :`) i'm glad to report that i have solved both problems, tv tuner is working again and noise on tv is gone. the culprit for the tv tuner problem was directx 9.0b. apparently dx90b has a bug (or feature as microsoft likes to call th...
by HadroLepton
Mon Sep 15, 2003 10:30 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Removing glued on heatsinks
Replies: 6
Views: 3411

be sure to put an old credit card between graphic card and screwdriver. otherwise the twisting will scratch some new traces in your graphic card, and you certainly don't want that, although the card would then be really silent, DEAD silent ;) i have recently popped off a glued on heatsink from a rad...
by HadroLepton
Sun Sep 14, 2003 3:04 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ati radeon 9000 all in wonder + zalman nb32j = a long story
Replies: 5
Views: 3923

ati radeon 9000 all in wonder + zalman nb32j = a long story

what i have got here is a complicated story which involves two radeon all in wonders, couple of pcs, one zalman nb32j, hours of troubleshooting and one rain dance. warning this is a long post. i tried to put in much detail and background info which i though relevant. please read carefully and toroug...
by HadroLepton
Thu Sep 04, 2003 12:26 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: hadrolepton's ducted alpha 8045
Replies: 5
Views: 5103

thanks for the comments :) the photo was made with a digicam without flash, i had to open all windows (the real windows which are usually integrated in the walls) to let much sunlight in. the measuring was quite a task. actually the measuring took the most time of the overal time for the project. th...
by HadroLepton
Wed Sep 03, 2003 5:36 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: hadrolepton's ducted alpha 8045
Replies: 5
Views: 5103

hadrolepton's ducted alpha 8045

here is a teaser. i'll post some more pictures and maybe add some more info later [update] the image is now hosted on my uni server. it should be quite reliable so if it is down you can go screaming in panic right away. http://w3studi.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de/~zimmerla/allyourbandwidth/ductedalph...
by HadroLepton
Sat Aug 30, 2003 4:40 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: List of passively cooled graphics cards
Replies: 48
Views: 21883

stock is used to describe products how they are sold by the manufacturer. sapphire's ultimate edition are stock pasive cooled. the opposite to stock would be mod (modded). usually when you mod something you lose the waranty. sapphire does use the zalman heatsink but since it is sold that way by sapp...
by HadroLepton
Fri Aug 29, 2003 4:49 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: List of passively cooled graphics cards
Replies: 48
Views: 21883

this thread should go sticky but you should differ between cards that are stock passive cooled and gpus that are save to be passive cooled modded there should be some arrangement on how to list the cards like this for example [stock] the sapphire ultimate edition series [mod] radeon 8500 gpus using ...
by HadroLepton
Fri Aug 22, 2003 1:26 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: ZM400A-APF clicks?
Replies: 7
Views: 2708

could someone describe this clicking a little more detailed? click like in a mouse click in rapid succesion? or like the click of a switch? or the click of a watch? i just bought a zm400a-apf. when i turn it on (no load, just green-black-wire-connect) it makes some noise which i wouldn't describe as...
by HadroLepton
Thu Aug 21, 2003 5:27 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: ecs l4s8a2 vs cnps7000 or slk800/900
Replies: 6
Views: 1846

resurecting my old thread to answer my own question :) please ignore if this is of no interrest. i just thought i post this info for those other poor saps who might come here looking for this info (like me couple of months ago) ;) i just recently got around to buying a zalman cnps7000 alcu and it fi...
by HadroLepton
Thu Aug 14, 2003 3:40 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Effect of duct tape on electronics
Replies: 13
Views: 2847

can you give further details on what went wrong with the comp? did the cpu burn up? how long was it between the duct taping and the comp wrecking? one week? 6 months? which tech guy said that the comp got wrecked by duct tape? they will tell you anything to blame you so you think it was your fault a...
by HadroLepton
Tue Aug 12, 2003 8:26 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Here is how I got my psu so quiet. By a random action
Replies: 12
Views: 3846

i have tried getting some grommets in the screwholes for the psu, but then the screws where too short to reach the psu. i had to apply a substantial amount of force to compress the grommet to allow the screw to reach the psu, even then the screw couldn't go in far enough to hold the psu safely. the ...
by HadroLepton
Mon Aug 11, 2003 5:03 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The obsession is over, here are the results
Replies: 6
Views: 6249

simon you just need to move the fan to the back, leave the HD as it is now and leave the hole where the fan was in the front open (some dust filter wouldn't hurt i guess). the fan will suck the air from the front and push it out the back. theoretically the airflow should be the same but minor aspect...
by HadroLepton
Sat Aug 09, 2003 1:22 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Database of Graphics Chips
Replies: 5
Views: 4252

w00t!

look ma, i got featured on spcr! yes.. yes... ... no, spcr, silent-pc-review, yes.. you must type www... in the browser... ... ... look ma just forget everything i just said ok? yes... yes... i love you too ma, bye *sigh*