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by tino
Fri Nov 11, 2005 8:34 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sorry, a daft question.......
Replies: 1
Views: 1048

Sorry, a daft question.......

Just wondering if all graphics cards are 32-bit capable. Have my eye on a Powercolor Radeon 9250, but in its specs it has 24-bit only at maximum resolution (2048 x 1536).

Now my crappy old Geforce can run at 32-bit so i'm assuming that the 9250 can, but not at mamimum res. Anyone have any ideas?
by tino
Sun May 16, 2004 1:08 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can someone check this rumor?
Replies: 20
Views: 5430

Which make of 9500pro do you have? I had a Sapphire version of this card, and the Zalman heatpipe fitted just fine, nice and hot to the touch.
by tino
Wed Apr 14, 2004 12:49 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: External fan control?
Replies: 6
Views: 1872

I run the fan in my psu from the motherboard header rather then the psu itself, and have had no problems so far. Don't turn the speed down too much if you are running a powerful pc though.
by tino
Mon Apr 12, 2004 1:02 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Is it safe to run the PSU fan at 5volt?
Replies: 22
Views: 6042

I think it might rely on whether you get a good sample of a psu. I've been running my Q-tech psu at 5.5v on a Zalman fanmate for about a year without problems so far, and my 'other' fan is a 92mm Papst running at 5v. For much of this time I fooled around with overclocking, and had a 9500 pro, and it...
by tino
Fri Mar 26, 2004 5:15 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Can't use Kostik's Cpu Power calculator
Replies: 6
Views: 1915

That sounds good. I would do it right away if I hadn't forked out for a new camera the other day!
by tino
Thu Mar 25, 2004 3:06 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Can't use Kostik's Cpu Power calculator
Replies: 6
Views: 1915

Ha-ha, it's like a dare to see who goes first! Well out of politeness I must say after you dear fellow! Seriously though, I'd like to get a laptop drive and use it in a silentdrive as my next upgrade, and then I'll think about the psu. I'm running a Zalman with a 5v L1A at the moment, and I'm not su...
by tino
Thu Mar 25, 2004 2:04 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Can't use Kostik's Cpu Power calculator
Replies: 6
Views: 1915

Ach, I'm a fool.... a fool I tell you. Thankyou for your help! I've just done that and it works. I don't suppose anyone has managed to use one of those brick psus to power an athlon setup? I've seen ones that claim to work with intel boards, and seeing as the most stenuous workout the pc gets is int...
by tino
Wed Mar 24, 2004 9:30 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Can't use Kostik's Cpu Power calculator
Replies: 6
Views: 1915

Can't use Kostik's Cpu Power calculator

Hi,
I've tried using this, but I can't click on the process button at the bottom right in order to calculate power ratings. Could someone who has it working calculate the power for an Athlon XP 2100 thoroughbred at 1.1v Vcore and 1064 clock? Much obliged if you can.
by tino
Mon Jan 19, 2004 4:41 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: 8rdavcore/nf7vore: Software controlled undervolting!
Replies: 50
Views: 45343

Scratch that, I've managed to do it now. Now running at 1.1v at startup. Just have to see what effect this has on temps now.
by tino
Mon Jan 19, 2004 4:32 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: 8rdavcore/nf7vore: Software controlled undervolting!
Replies: 50
Views: 45343

Ok, have managed to create a batch file with a utility and put it in the startup folder, and the program now begins at startup. I've come unstuch at the editing part in order to decrease vcore on startup. I understand i have to use: 8rdavcore -s 1.3 or whatever, but how do I manage this? If I open m...
by tino
Thu Jan 15, 2004 8:06 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: 8rdavcore/nf7vore: Software controlled undervolting!
Replies: 50
Views: 45343

Hi again,
I'm not too bright when it comes to batch files etc. I can't find an autostart folder in XP, and I thought batch files used to come up in msconfig, but i can't find them either. A basic walkthrough would me much appreciated!
by tino
Thu Jan 15, 2004 5:21 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: 8rdavcore/nf7vore: Software controlled undervolting!
Replies: 50
Views: 45343

Is it possible to get this program to automatically work on bootup? I have an 8rda+, which naturally boots at 1.4V, otherwise the CPU won't start, but surely it's possible to execute the program on startup, so I don't have to manually change values whenever i want to use the computer.
by tino
Mon Sep 01, 2003 9:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case Damping w Acustipack Deluxe - Conclusion
Replies: 13
Views: 4797

I just installed the deluxe pack too, and my temps went DOWN a couple of degrees in my Evercase. No idea why though, and it was at the same room temp.
by tino
Thu Aug 14, 2003 10:43 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Ahh... the rubber works!
Replies: 0
Views: 940

Ahh... the rubber works!

Well, after reading Leo Quan's article about using rubber to silence his hard drive's, I thought i'd try it to silence my Barracuda IV even further. Living in the UK, I couldn't find the carving rubber easily, but managed to get some Speedy Stamp blocks. These are about 1/4 inch rather than 3/8 inch...
by tino
Thu Aug 07, 2003 8:24 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Evercase ECE4252 recommended but...
Replies: 14
Views: 5608

I certainly can, but It won't be till the weekend at the earliest, as I need to borrow a digital camera. Also, I'm still working on a duct from the front of the case to the cpu, and was hoping to finish before posting pics, but i can do those later I guess.
by tino
Thu Aug 07, 2003 1:45 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Evercase ECE4252 recommended but...
Replies: 14
Views: 5608

I've just modded the rear of my evercase to take a 120mm fan, but it needs a fair bit of work to do it, and once it's in, the only way to mount it quietly is to rest it on the pci alcove section. Luckily I have an NMB fan which doesn't seem to vibrate at all, so it works OK for me. Nice airflow, tho...
by tino
Sat Aug 02, 2003 8:04 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Temperature sensor positioning
Replies: 1
Views: 986

Temperature sensor positioning

Do all motherboards have their system temperature sensors placed to the left of the PCI slots, below the graphics card? I've been trying to find out why my mobo temps refuse to budge, and found that the Epox 8rda+ sensor is located in the bottom rear of the case. I understand that the air here is st...
by tino
Sat Jul 26, 2003 5:06 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: 120mm vs twin 80mm
Replies: 8
Views: 2034

Yep, 5-volted the NMB. It's one of Dorothy's B30s. Unfortunately it came as a 2 wire with Molex connection, so I had to change the connection to a mobo one, and then undervolt it. The idea was to test out a variety of fans- I've read Dorothy's comments about 120mm and 92mm fans with interest, so bou...
by tino
Sat Jul 26, 2003 2:23 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: 120mm vs twin 80mm
Replies: 8
Views: 2034

120mm vs twin 80mm

I see many people on this forum are tnding towards 120mm case fans for cooling higher powered systems, which are also silent, but I'm wondering how you have made these silent. Having experimented with a 120mm NMB fan(15db, 37cfm) I don't see where the silence fits in. All I can hear is wind noise, a...
by tino
Thu Jul 10, 2003 2:20 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: PSU "noise reducer"
Replies: 2
Views: 1090

PSU "noise reducer"

by tino
Mon Jul 07, 2003 9:59 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Other Evercases?
Replies: 8
Views: 2538

It is a 120mm, but it won't be available in the UK, so it's up to you guys across the Atlantic to try and find it yourselves. could have been good though. Back to my search..
by tino
Mon Jul 07, 2003 9:51 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: GMC intake vents?
Replies: 0
Views: 1147

GMC intake vents?

Does anyone have a GMC/Ahanix case? What does the front intake vent look like? I'm looking at the neo classic or the Noblesse, which both seem to have a similar btottom on the front bezel. One review of the Noblesse seems to suggest that the case only runs cool when the drive bay flap at the bottom ...
by tino
Sat Jul 05, 2003 1:45 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Other Evercases?
Replies: 8
Views: 2538

Just tried that link and it's not direct. If you use this to get to the evercase page, it is in the products menu.
by tino
Sat Jul 05, 2003 1:42 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Other Evercases?
Replies: 8
Views: 2538

Sorry, had problems posting so I rushed the post.

http://www.evercase.com/indexfs.html

On the main page it says it has the rear 120mm, but on the "inside view " it says it's only 80mm. Maybe they should tout this a bit more. If it has a 120mm, it might sell pretty well.
by tino
Fri Jul 04, 2003 10:55 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Other Evercases?
Replies: 8
Views: 2538

Did a bit more scouting and found the Evercase 4272, which seems to be a 4252 with a 120mm at the rear, and a few cosmetic differences, which may or may not affect the airflow. Can't really tell from the pictures, but will find out if they will be available in the UK on monday. could be a great case...
by tino
Fri Jul 04, 2003 6:58 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Other Evercases?
Replies: 8
Views: 2538

Other Evercases?

Anyone seen this?

http://www.evercase.co.uk/Web%20Pages/Z ... 000,LX.htm

seems to be around £65 inc vat and delivery, and whilst not having airflow as good as the 4252, you can stick a 92mm at the back, and have a bit more airflow. Any thoughts?
by tino
Tue Jul 01, 2003 1:39 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Tear my plans apart - Please :)
Replies: 22
Views: 5206

Kostik, while incrdibly quiet in free air, and able to blow a lot of air at the same time, I found once this fan was installed at the front om my evercase, it started to make a fair bit of noise. At first I thought this was turbulence due to the hd right in front of it, but moving the hd to the back...
by tino
Mon Jun 30, 2003 3:32 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Limiting cd-r spinning speed
Replies: 4
Views: 1704

If you have a Plextor drive, you can use plextools, which can change speed. I have mine running at 4x at the moment, and rarely hear it.
by tino
Thu Jun 26, 2003 10:36 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Evercase: what fan fits on the intake?
Replies: 4
Views: 2186

Actually, if you use EAR fan mounts through the front grille you can mount a 120mm x 25mm without any mods at all. The fan does angle upwards a little where the front panel catch resides at the bottom of the case, but I found this useful in angling the airflow over my hd, which sits on foam at the f...
by tino
Mon Jun 16, 2003 9:46 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: 30 degrees ambient-in the UK!
Replies: 5
Views: 1500

Maybe I should stick the pc in the fridge. It would only be as noisy as the fridge, and it would certainly be a bit cooler!