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by NapalmDeath
Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate Momentus 2.5" 5400.5 access/seek noise?
Replies: 3
Views: 2921

Thanks ! =D
by NapalmDeath
Sun Nov 30, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate Momentus 2.5" 5400.5 access/seek noise?
Replies: 3
Views: 2921

Seagate Momentus 2.5" 5400.5 access/seek noise?

I upgraded my Dell laptop hard drive from: HITACHI Travelstar 5K160 HTS541612J9SA00 120GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 1.5Gb to: Seagate ST9320320AS 320GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s The new seagate drive has a constant access/seek sound, where the Hitachi never did. also my fan seems to run a lot mo...
by NapalmDeath
Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:36 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800 with a slot cooler ??
Replies: 3
Views: 2139

Anyone using a slot cooler to augment cooling their 8800 ?
by NapalmDeath
Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:18 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800 with a slot cooler ??
Replies: 3
Views: 2139

8800 with a slot cooler ??

I just installed an evga superclocked 8800 GTS yesterday and was shocked by the temps. (core 576Mhz, mem 1700 Mhz stock OC) 65C idle, and 75C load (yes, I know overclocked and silent rarely go together, I'm trying to improve things) Until some good aftermarket coolers come out for the 8800 GTS, has ...
by NapalmDeath
Wed Jan 10, 2007 8:19 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How Low Can You Go? (rpm-wise)
Replies: 20
Views: 5304

I like the Zalman fanbus. I tend to turn up fans late, and if ambient temps are higher (say Summer) I can ramp up sooner. Only 2 fans for me to control. (rear 120mm, and front 92mm) PSU has already been modded to a Nexus 120, and runs from 400-900 rpm based on heat. Sort of my backup should the rear...
by NapalmDeath
Wed Jan 10, 2007 8:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Antec Solo and Headphones
Replies: 10
Views: 4871

The case and cable are just connectors to the MB for AC97.
The AC97 software/driver does the detection.
A lot of them use a single port for multi-use.

You might try updated drivers and check your cable to the mobo.
by NapalmDeath
Wed Jan 10, 2007 7:53 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best 92mm fans?
Replies: 55
Views: 24555

I'd seek Nexus 92mm or Yate Loon 92mm
by NapalmDeath
Sun Jan 07, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 900 case?
Replies: 3
Views: 5111

Thanks for the info !

Reading further it looks like the P180 may be more to my liking.
The 900 seems to be the flashy forced air behemouth.

Although the SG-01 has half of both sides punched full of vent holes, so I'm accustomed to the noise of air flow, but only a subtle wooshing.
by NapalmDeath
Sun Jan 07, 2007 2:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 900 case?
Replies: 3
Views: 5111

Antec 900 case?

I did a search and didnt find any discussion on the Antec 900 case (rev2 with the rear slot fix). I would think this mid tower case would appeal to SPCR's with it's 200mm top fan, and 2 fron 120mm, and 1 rear 120mm that could all be undervolted for huge airflow yet quiet? I'm currently using a Silve...
by NapalmDeath
Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:38 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HD up or down with cooler?
Replies: 0
Views: 1179

HD up or down with cooler?

DISREGARD: I tested out the answer, with the SG-01 by raising the hard drive higher and closer to the DVD drive cage, it heats up the drive more, and the poorer airflow of the Vantec also caused the HD temp to jump 5C and was slightly louder than my old solution. Back to the old solution !!! On a b...
by NapalmDeath
Thu Dec 21, 2006 8:12 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Which 939 CPU will be best choice for a strong gaming rig?
Replies: 25
Views: 6171

the Opty option

Being on a 939 socket and not wanting to buy a new mobo and new RAM for dual core, I also opted for an Opty 175. My micro ATX Asus A8N-VM CSM only allows FSB 200-240, and I can do 230 without sound acting up (old SBLive card) so I wanted the more expensive 11 multiplier chip. If your FSB can go a lo...
by NapalmDeath
Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:20 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AM2 35W/65W X2 and intel Conroe 65W
Replies: 25
Views: 10020

This is a good article on comparing power consumption conroe vs x2. http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/core2duo-shootout_13.html The 35W X2 3800+ is $400. The Conroe E6300 looks to be 45W for $229 and E6400 50W for $330, and the E6600 $52W for $459. It's also an architectural leap ahead of...
by NapalmDeath
Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:01 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New rig,AMD or Conroe for the best performance/price?
Replies: 62
Views: 21440

I read the AMD AM2 EE low power chips cost quite a bite more. The X2 3800+ 35W part was $300, compared to the $150 of the standard part. If you read the xbit article that fire posted above, it shows the conroe's coming in with much lower power. The guy who was getting 52C with the stock HSF must hav...
by NapalmDeath
Fri Aug 11, 2006 1:48 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New rig,AMD or Conroe for the best performance/price?
Replies: 62
Views: 21440

Why would you compare an E6300 ($229) to an X2 3800+ ($150) ? For $180 you could be an X2 4200+ or $266 for an X2 4600+ ($230 for X2 4400+ in a socket 939, but you wanted AM2) I read a guy using an E6300 with stock fan was running at 52C. I thought these were 65W parts that ran cooler. Since I'm int...
by NapalmDeath
Wed Aug 02, 2006 7:30 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AM2 35W/65W X2 and intel Conroe 65W
Replies: 25
Views: 10020

the low power AMD's are ADD.
by NapalmDeath
Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:52 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AM2 35W/65W X2 and intel Conroe 65W
Replies: 25
Views: 10020

I think as an intel fan you're underestimating the demand issue along with new chip, could have a bug. They had a math issue with the completely new P4 a long time ago.

It does seem to raise the bar though.
by NapalmDeath
Fri Jul 28, 2006 5:47 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AM2 35W/65W X2 and intel Conroe 65W
Replies: 25
Views: 10020

AM2 35W/65W X2 and intel Conroe 65W

With AMD about to release low power parts for the AM2 socket in X2 cpu's is anyone else considering an upgrade to get them? X2 @ 35W only 3800 X2 @ 65W 3800, 4000, 4200, 4400, 4600, 4800 Conroe I read in a review is a 65W part, and is an architectural leap in cpu performance. In the review they said...
by NapalmDeath
Mon Jul 24, 2006 5:33 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: NT06 wow !
Replies: 3
Views: 3230

Not sure why my sig isn't working.
It looks fine in the profile.
by NapalmDeath
Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:27 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: PC Design Lab's Qmicra reviewed at SFFClub.com
Replies: 6
Views: 3756

"With all four fans at 100% you"

Who on this forum would ever run (4) 80mm fans at 100%?
It's a well thought out case, but for $350?! ouch.

I'm old fashioned and like to keep my case pricing $100-150.
by NapalmDeath
Fri Jul 07, 2006 12:26 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-450 PSU
Replies: 40
Views: 39622

I dunno. My last 80mm fan PSU was a Zalman 400W and it was surprisingly quiet, but a good 120mm fan exhausting heat still seems like the champ. I modded my Enermax Liberty 400W to use a Nexus 120mm fan (stock was 800-2400rpm) and now my system starts with the 120mm fan off until it hits 30C (my gues...
by NapalmDeath
Fri Jul 07, 2006 8:05 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: SG01 Hard Drive Temps
Replies: 1
Views: 1937

Also I forget if it's prefered to mount the metal side up, or the circuit board side up if you must mount it flat. Mine is currently metal side up, with the 80mm cross flow fan, would adding a 4"x3" copper heatsink like this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835114033 help coo...
by NapalmDeath
Fri Jul 07, 2006 7:16 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: SG01 Hard Drive Temps
Replies: 1
Views: 1937

SG01 Hard Drive Temps

I'm a little concerned about my hard drive temps with the drive cage setup in the front of the SG-01 and it being somewhat of a dead spot for airflow. I put in an 80mm fan for cross flow, but it's the loudest fan in the system. (PSU is 120mm 800rpm, cpu is NT06, video is VF-900) The Hard Drive will ...
by NapalmDeath
Wed Jul 05, 2006 6:54 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: NT06 wow !
Replies: 3
Views: 3230

NT06 wow !

Just setup the Silverstone NT06 in my SG-01E, and wow. I thought the cpu would burn up, since I modified my Enermax Liberty 400W fan from the stock 800-2400rpm (noisy) to a Nexus 300-800rpm fan, but it’s doing well. I’m running folding@home to load the cpu, and it’s only hitting 41C. I’m usi...
by NapalmDeath
Tue Jun 27, 2006 6:52 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: VGA Cooler Roundup: A Thermalright, two Zalmans, and an Arct
Replies: 54
Views: 34005

MikeC, The last page of the review has the comment "Help support this site, buy the Zalman VF900..." and lists newegg which I mostly buy from. The link seems to be a click through via price grabber, but I'm planning to buy the LED version. Like your review to get credit, but not clearly seeing how t...
by NapalmDeath
Sun Jun 25, 2006 1:46 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Anyone swap the fan in a Liberty PSU yet?
Replies: 27
Views: 15950

I matched wire color instead of pin position for my swap. Also the fan doesnt get enough voltage to spin (Nexus 120mm silent fan) up until 29C on my PWR temp reading using sensorview. Which is fine by me, on a cold morning, it spins when it needs to and tops out at only 770rpm, which is a gentle who...
by NapalmDeath
Wed Mar 22, 2006 1:33 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASUS A8N-VM CSM
Replies: 127
Views: 67745

When I overclocked the FSB from 200 to 240, to get my 4 double sided RAM from 333Mhz back to 400Mhz, the only negative I noticed was it would hang on a reboot. So I'd have to push my reset button. I still wish I could understand how my Saitek Eclipse keyboard is different from other keyboards and do...
by NapalmDeath
Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:13 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASUS A8N-VM CSM
Replies: 127
Views: 67745

RAM voltage is fixed. You'll want an MSI board if you want that level of OC'ing. btw the keyboard issues came back, so now I'm convinced it the Saitek Eclipse. Possibly the LED's are causing power issues. I ruled this out initially when my other USB keyboard had the same issue. Has anyone else notic...
by NapalmDeath
Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:03 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Hardware Fan Control.
Replies: 5
Views: 2236

Ok, found the XL version at
http://www.3dcool.com/index.php?cPath=441

and you can also order direct from mCubed.
http://www.mcubed-tech.com/eng/shop.htm

Haven't found anyone selling the SL4 card version yet.
by NapalmDeath
Tue Mar 21, 2006 7:46 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Hardware Fan Control.
Replies: 5
Views: 2236

The Zalman fanbus for $30 USD is a nice manual controller.
It has (4) rheostat knobs, and 2 toggle switches (5V/12V).

That T-balancer XL and SL4 is interesting.
I couldn't find a place actually selling it yet.
by NapalmDeath
Tue Mar 21, 2006 7:20 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: SensorsView....Hardware Monitoring App.
Replies: 5
Views: 1837

NICE! tks for the links. I've been searching for something like this. On my A8N-VM CSM Asus Probe II doesn't include SMART temp on HD, and doesn't do a temp history like the old Asus Probe. Speedfan is nice, but ugly. If they developed it to be motherboard select PWM control of fans, this could usur...