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by Pirata
Mon Jul 11, 2005 10:58 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooling a CPU the fanless way - Voodoo Epic HTPC m:112i
Replies: 2
Views: 1100

Thanks. They look expensive, but exactly what I was looking for.

Anybody else?
by Pirata
Sun Jul 10, 2005 8:40 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooling a CPU the fanless way - Voodoo Epic HTPC m:112i
Replies: 2
Views: 1100

Cooling a CPU the fanless way - Voodoo Epic HTPC m:112i

Hi everybody, hae you seen this? http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,1814623,00.asp It is a powerful, yet totally fanless system. That is achieved by coupling the CPU to the case via heatpipes. The CPU is a Pentium M. Does any of you know of any SFF PC that uses this method (or any other) to realiz...
by Pirata
Sun Jun 06, 2004 4:14 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What mobo/CPU temps can actually be considered dangerous?
Replies: 43
Views: 12795

Eeeh... huuuuuh...

Hey!
Case temp!?!?
The table 3 at page 17 says case temp, instead of die temps. How come?
by Pirata
Fri Jun 04, 2004 3:10 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What mobo/CPU temps can actually be considered dangerous?
Replies: 43
Views: 12795

So, do you think people that I can run the NB at 60º and stay safe?
by Pirata
Thu Jun 03, 2004 3:31 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What mobo/CPU temps can actually be considered dangerous?
Replies: 43
Views: 12795

Well, environment is warm here and getting hotter by the hour! 25º (indoor) and climbing. I don't know how hot the NB gets when doing intensive stuff because I get so scared that I stop the process as soon as I hear MBM complaining. Do you really think people that I could let the NB get up to 60 and...
by Pirata
Thu Jun 03, 2004 2:24 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What mobo/CPU temps can actually be considered dangerous?
Replies: 43
Views: 12795

My problem is that when I do something CPU intensive, my NB gets to 50º almost inmediately. It is the threshold that IAM came with from factory that triggers the alarm. I wonder if I could/should raise that threshold and still remain safe.
by Pirata
Wed Jun 02, 2004 3:49 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What mobo/CPU temps can actually be considered dangerous?
Replies: 43
Views: 12795

Rusty: what do you do to run your CPUs at 80º!? Have you removed permanently the CPU fan??

I'd still like to know what temps are safe for the NB.
by Pirata
Tue Jun 01, 2004 3:12 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What mobo/CPU temps can actually be considered dangerous?
Replies: 43
Views: 12795

What about the northbridge temps? What's acceptable?
by Pirata
Mon May 31, 2004 7:59 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What mobo/CPU temps can actually be considered dangerous?
Replies: 43
Views: 12795

Well, assuming those systems are buit by the OEM carefully enough, so that they will operate safely even in summer... there's nothing more to say. CPUs can be run safely at temps up to 65ºc for long periods. Of course, the cooler below that, the safer. What about the other important chip, the NB? Wh...
by Pirata
Sun May 30, 2004 4:10 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What mobo/CPU temps can actually be considered dangerous?
Replies: 43
Views: 12795

OK. I already know that the cooler, the better, and that obsolescence is the main problem with PCs, rather than burnt-out components. I being a silent-geek myself, I am definitely willing to exchange temps for noise. But by how much? That's my problem: now hot can the components safely run? I've hot...
by Pirata
Sun May 30, 2004 3:46 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I can't understand why people stick to blowing CPU fans!!!
Replies: 89
Views: 32332

Ok guys. I thank you for your help. I'll give this a try and see.
by Pirata
Sun May 30, 2004 5:58 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What mobo/CPU temps can actually be considered dangerous?
Replies: 43
Views: 12795

I see the point of MikeC, that's it, that I don't have to care about danger thresholds, since the PC will crash long before it even comes close to them. Anyway, at full load and at idle, for both the CPU and the NB, can anybody tell me what temps are generally considered as "good" temps? If I want t...
by Pirata
Sun May 30, 2004 5:29 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I can't understand why people stick to blowing CPU fans!!!
Replies: 89
Views: 32332

Getting back to reality ( ;-) ), I'd like to ask you MikeC some information as to the way you have tied the drives. How have you guaranteed that the drives won't fall if the case is accidentally shaked?
by Pirata
Sat May 29, 2004 7:00 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I can't understand why people stick to blowing CPU fans!!!
Replies: 89
Views: 32332

Thanks for that helping help.

This elastic cord... will it endure the high temperatures without starting to smell weirdly, maybe fusing?

Edit: how thick is the cord you use? Can you name the material that cord is made of?
by Pirata
Sat May 29, 2004 6:14 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What mobo/CPU temps can actually be considered dangerous?
Replies: 43
Views: 12795

So you mean Intel Active Monitor temps are actually right?

What about the northbridge?
by Pirata
Fri May 28, 2004 6:50 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What mobo/CPU temps can actually be considered dangerous?
Replies: 43
Views: 12795

What mobo/CPU temps can actually be considered dangerous?

Hi guyz. I have a PIV 2.6/800/512/HT on a Intel D865PERL mobo. I installed Intel's hardware monitoring program Active Monitor which showed 50ºC and 60ºC as danger temps for the northbridge (passively cooled) and the CPU. In Intel's website, the temps specified for the Pentium is 75ºC. Its thermal en...
by Pirata
Fri May 28, 2004 4:49 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I can't understand why people stick to blowing CPU fans!!!
Replies: 89
Views: 32332

Emm... what is "elastic for clothing"? Not being english, I am not completely sure what you mean.

@peteamer: not sure what you mean with "Side draught (With a slight down)"
by Pirata
Fri May 28, 2004 8:04 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Pentium Mobile and the futur of silent PCs
Replies: 1
Views: 919

Pentium Mobile and the futur of silent PCs

Howdy kiddos! There is an old new item in El Reg: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/03/17/intel_plots_4mb_l2_64bit/ So Intel is following the steps of AMD, using the mobile architecture in the desktop market. If you read the power figures, Conroe will be about 90W. That's not a huge improvement, but...
by Pirata
Fri May 28, 2004 4:41 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I can't understand why people stick to blowing CPU fans!!!
Replies: 89
Views: 32332

@MikeC: if the industry is in here, it happens in such a silent way, that nobody notice it. I'd like to be able to talk to them or to listen to them. Something visible. It's just having one or two guys visiting the forums dayli or weekly. Every corporation could do it. It's just that they ar not use...
by Pirata
Thu May 27, 2004 4:29 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I can't understand why people stick to blowing CPU fans!!!
Replies: 89
Views: 32332

1) Mike, while it is very constructive to think about what manufacturers should do, it is realistic to think about what CAN BE DONE with what we have. The point is to find out the best way to use what there is. Do you know the fanless Silver Stone? Have a look at it at www.dirkvader.de. Like the Sil...
by Pirata
Thu May 27, 2004 4:12 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Intake/Exhaust ducting of CPU.
Replies: 21
Views: 4653

@ wesson: hey, my Barracuda IV gets quite warm at work... I think it could be good to get rid of that warmth if a want to run more silent. Every little bit helps.
by Pirata
Thu May 27, 2004 5:00 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I can't understand why people stick to blowing CPU fans!!!
Replies: 89
Views: 32332

@MikeC: I'd never use a fanles unit inside a case. They are silent. They have to be out of the case. BTW the Silver Stone fanless unit does have a lot of radiant surface, just like the Silentium. The SilentMaxx, the Yesico and the NC-Silence make up for that surface with big exterior heatsinks.
by Pirata
Thu May 27, 2004 4:53 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Intake/Exhaust ducting of CPU.
Replies: 21
Views: 4653

What do you people think about the external SATA HDs?


@ wesson:
Securing the tower heatsink can be taken care of with a guy wire to the case, which is what I do
What's that? Guy wire?
by Pirata
Wed May 26, 2004 4:47 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Intake/Exhaust ducting of CPU.
Replies: 21
Views: 4653

If your HDs are SATA, you couldput a SilentMAxx enclosure on them and let them out of the PC case. You could also put the PSU out of the case and use the hole for ducting the HT-101.

One question: why do you think the HT101 is far cheaper than Swiftechs and Thermalrights?
by Pirata
Wed May 26, 2004 3:13 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I can't understand why people stick to blowing CPU fans!!!
Replies: 89
Views: 32332

Hello again. Here is a "silent PC planning" that uses much of what has been discussed in this thread. I'd like to read your opinion on it. An easy, yet expensive way to reduce noise even further is to buy a fanless PSU. I am an advocate of fanless PSUs. Of course I don't have empirical proof or user...
by Pirata
Mon May 24, 2004 6:45 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I can't understand why people stick to blowing CPU fans!!!
Replies: 89
Views: 32332

I certainly appreciate Rusty075's endeavour to enlight me. I am nothing but an "eternal newbie" as I use to say, and every bit of help is more than welcomed. With this said... While Rusty075's arguments are plausible and most probably right, I have to disagree with him in one point: I would never st...
by Pirata
Mon May 24, 2004 4:23 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: MikeC's external PSU PC
Replies: 35
Views: 54042

@Trip: what do you mean? @MikeC: I could use the exhaust vent for intake with a 120mm fan, duct it to the HS, use a 80mm fan on the HS to suck air out of it, and duct the exhausted air to the PSU hole via a second duct, all this leaving part of the PSU hole free for convection. The intake vent would...
by Pirata
Mon May 24, 2004 7:41 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I can't understand why people stick to blowing CPU fans!!!
Replies: 89
Views: 32332

@Rusty075: oh my dear boy. You read something worng. I've never said that countercurrent cooling applies in suck mode. Read again, man. As to your points: 1-Yeah the CPU is terribly warm. Why to spread the really hot air coming from the CPU all over the mainboard components, then the HDs, etc? Take ...
by Pirata
Mon May 24, 2004 4:25 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I can't understand why people stick to blowing CPU fans!!!
Replies: 89
Views: 32332

Well: 1-non countercurrent cooling: look at the figure in the countercurrent review. (2nd page I think) the cool air is heated up harshly right at the beginning of the heatsink, its hottest section, because of the huge temp difference. This heated air travels all the way, transferring heat back to t...
by Pirata
Mon May 24, 2004 4:04 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet Black Knight, Prescott Powered.
Replies: 25
Views: 16746

The only problem with the aurora is the light: my PC is in my bedroom, next to my bed. It could keep me from sleeping.

EDIT: one question regarding the case. Can the led and lcd displays somehow be turned off, atenuated, or unplugged? It's because of the sleep problem I mentioned above.