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by ColdFlame
Thu May 26, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Single Platter 500GB 2.5" Hard Drive?
Replies: 15
Views: 5686

Re: Single Platter 500GB 2.5" Hard Drive?

Well I got the 320 GB single platter Hitachi drive and while it is inaudible at idle it has a fairly pronounced seek sound that I can't stand. So it is most likely going back to Newegg and I'll be getting something else.
by ColdFlame
Thu May 19, 2011 8:35 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Single Platter 500GB 2.5" Hard Drive?
Replies: 15
Views: 5686

Re: Single Platter 500GB 2.5" Hard Drive?

Hi, I have a WD Scorpio Black 7200rpm drive in my laptop and while it is nice and fast it's not that quiet. Audible whoosh from the spinning platters. The 5400rpm Scorpio Blue's are much quieter. Regards, Seb I tried a 500 GB WD Blue (BEVT) drive in my MacBook Pro and did not keep it there it becau...
by ColdFlame
Wed May 18, 2011 10:56 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silent case
Replies: 4
Views: 993

Re: Silent case

I have a system in my sig housed in an Antec p182. It is very very quiet and runs cool enough. The only thing I can hear is the video card when the fan ramps up but there is nothing you can do about it.

I'd pick a p183 from your list.
by ColdFlame
Wed May 18, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Single Platter 500GB 2.5" Hard Drive?
Replies: 15
Views: 5686

Re: Single Platter 500GB 2.5" Hard Drive?

The only 500 GB single platter drive I was able to find recently was the 500 GB Hitachi. I wasn't able to find it available anywhere so I ordered a 320 GB from Newegg. It is in transit and I should get it sometime next week - hopefully I will remember to come back here and post my impressions.
by ColdFlame
Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Upgrade P182 to...
Replies: 6
Views: 1413

Upgrade P182 to...

Hello all, My current gaming system is living in a P182 and it's working great. It is very quiet despite running an overclocked Core2Quad (Q9400 @ 3.8 Ghz), 2 hard drives and an NVidia GTX 260. I've got a 12cm based tower heatsink (some Ninja model) and 2 800 rpm S-FLEX fans running at 7v. I'm plann...
by ColdFlame
Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Opinions on Antec DF-85?
Replies: 4
Views: 911

Opinions on Antec DF-85?

Hello all,

I wonder what SilentPCReview thinks about the Antec DF-85? I don't expect it to be silent but I wonder if it's a decent case. I'm enjoying my 182 and it's a great case and pretty quiet.

Thanks!
by ColdFlame
Sun May 27, 2007 10:36 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: sanity check for new e6700 build
Replies: 24
Views: 6703

I am not sure that 430W PSU will be sufficient and even if it will be, it will be loud as it will be running at high load. Get something like a Seasonic 600W PSU and it will be quieter. Regarding memory, if you want 4GB then you need a 64-bit OS and realistically it means Vista. Vista is a fine OS b...
by ColdFlame
Sat Feb 05, 2005 3:44 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How to fix a fan on Zalman 7000Cu?
Replies: 7
Views: 2527

I wasn't able to find a Nexus fan in retail around here quick so I had to get whatever was out there. My PC was actually resonating and I could hear it in another room :shock:

Thanks for the advice, next time it breaks I'll get Nexus.
by ColdFlame
Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:44 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How to fix a fan on Zalman 7000Cu?
Replies: 7
Views: 2527

Thanks for help everyone this is what I did: 1. Went to local electronics store http://www.vetcosurplus.com/ and purchased 2 Zalman fans for $10 total. Fans appeared to be FB123, or exactly the same fans as I had on the HSF, just the frame was different 2. Cut out the frame on the new fan and glued ...
by ColdFlame
Wed Feb 02, 2005 8:07 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How to fix a fan on Zalman 7000Cu?
Replies: 7
Views: 2527

How to fix a fan on Zalman 7000Cu?

Hello all, One of the blades on my Zalman 7000Cu fan broke and now the fan is resonating and shaking the whole case :shock: What can I do to fix this? I've already asked Zalman for a spare fan but they are silent so far. Can I fit another fan there or what should I do? I don't want to buy another HS...
by ColdFlame
Mon Nov 15, 2004 11:14 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help with low frequency vibrations
Replies: 15
Views: 3172

Oh thanks a lot Rusty. I will try to disconnect all hard drives but one and I assume the sound will disappear.

I'm afraid an option to suspend the drives is too difficult, I will try to do something with the case, like put it on a mat or something.

At least now I know what this is!!! :D
by ColdFlame
Mon Nov 15, 2004 3:25 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help with low frequency vibrations
Replies: 15
Views: 3172

Help with low frequency vibrations

Hello all, I'd appreciate if you could help me troubleshoot the behavior of my machine. It is a "Ralf reference design", 3700AMB with 120mm fan @5v in the back, cool and quiet Celeron 2.4 Ghz and nice Fortron 300W PSU. It also has 3 hard drives (2x160GB Seagate 7200.7 and 1x200GB Seagate 7200.7) tha...
by ColdFlame
Thu Oct 28, 2004 12:53 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Acquire cheap Protonix
Replies: 5
Views: 1985

Yes the clearance is about 4-5mm. Much less than the Rheobus. Well, X-21 isn't such a great case anyway :)
by ColdFlame
Wed Oct 20, 2004 11:57 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: D8000 VS. Black Knight VS. Evercase 4252
Replies: 6
Views: 2947

What I'm about to say is very subjective but here you go:
1. Black Knight has _NO_ airflow because the front air vents are very small.
2. I think I have one of the other two and it is not as solid as Antec 3700 (which I also have) - the side door rattles, etc.

Overall I'd recommend Antec 3700.
by ColdFlame
Wed Oct 20, 2004 11:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Acquire cheap Protonix
Replies: 5
Views: 1985

I have both the case and the Rheobus. I'll try to measure tonight. If I had to guess I'd say that it won't fit - the door it thick on that case. Also, I have Antec 3700 and much prefer it to the Trinity - Trinity has thinner metal and is in general cheaper made - the only reason I have it is because...
by ColdFlame
Wed Sep 08, 2004 10:13 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: You miss us, and we miss you!
Replies: 4
Views: 2362

Hey hey Mr Braeburn... err.. Macintosh.

Good to see you here.

These forums seem to be either dead or inactive because of summer vacations or I don't know what. The team is still folding though :)
by ColdFlame
Thu May 27, 2004 12:18 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: P4 3.06 for Folding?
Replies: 30
Views: 9679

The reason why Win2000 is not recommended is because it does not know that one of the CPUs is "virtual". Only WinXP and above knows that if you have a HT-enabled CPU then there is 1 "real" CPU and 1 "virtual" CPU and it schedules accordingly. Win2000 thinks there are 2 "real" CPUs and so scheduling ...
by ColdFlame
Thu May 20, 2004 1:27 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Interesting Races and Folders-on-the-Move
Replies: 975
Views: 365727

It is going to get REAL HOT in WA state REAL SOON and since we don't have A/C guess what - Mr. Bailey will overheat and go down in flames! HAHAHA!!! :twisted: :twisted: j/k :)
by ColdFlame
Wed May 19, 2004 10:54 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Buy Tamiflu online
Replies: 11
Views: 4752

Sweet! Very nice!
by ColdFlame
Mon May 17, 2004 4:45 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Interesting Races and Folders-on-the-Move
Replies: 975
Views: 365727

Allright, I passed CoolGav for the second time Yay! but I fear that DonP is going to catch up quick :shock:

And CoolGav has showed once that he is capable of taking his spot back so I'm all alert 8)
by ColdFlame
Sat May 15, 2004 9:51 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: How is a Celeron for folding?
Replies: 8
Views: 2128

As someone who actually owns a Celeron :P (but no P4 here) I can say that my Celeron 2.4@2.7 Ghz is somewhat equal to my AMD 2000+. So I guess P4 2.4 would be faster, esp. if you can o/c it.
by ColdFlame
Fri Apr 30, 2004 11:03 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Queue question
Replies: 15
Views: 3086

Mate there are no magiks in this world. You either did not download a WU and had a bad dream or you inadvertedly connected to someone else's WLAN and downloaded a WU thru that or you or your GF connected the lappie to the wire and gots the WU that way. Either one of them but no magiks, this ain't no...
by ColdFlame
Mon Apr 26, 2004 6:47 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Interesting Races and Folders-on-the-Move
Replies: 975
Views: 365727

If this helps I can start folding for another team temporarily. TeamColdFlame :) Glad to see you're back into competing. If you keep on getting these great points then I'm not going to be able to get back in front. Had a hot (for a UK spring) day yesterday - I had been out all day and came home to ...
by ColdFlame
Mon Apr 26, 2004 3:31 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Who has a Barton?
Replies: 34
Views: 12078

Barton 3600+ slightly unstable :)
by ColdFlame
Sun Apr 25, 2004 4:23 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: I am going to kill you all
Replies: 15
Views: 5141

dat iz ze speereet
by ColdFlame
Fri Apr 23, 2004 3:13 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: -advmethods on AMD now a mixed bag
Replies: 7
Views: 2483

You are both right that there is a "real life" complication that there isn't always enough WUs of a given type and not enough PCs of a given type to do a "proper" mapping. Hence we are stuck with Tinkers running on p4 with SSE2 producing 3x times less "science" per time interval.
by ColdFlame
Fri Apr 23, 2004 1:59 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: -advmethods on AMD now a mixed bag
Replies: 7
Views: 2483

The controversy is that a particular CPU can be vastly superior on a particular WU if it supports a particular instruction set (like SSE). If it does not then it runs in "compatibility mode" which is much slower. Like running Windows under Linux or something. Can't be good. And since I'm forced to d...
by ColdFlame
Fri Apr 23, 2004 10:07 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Looks Like A New Record Day!
Replies: 19
Views: 4800

Actually even for people who folded for some time already and have peaked their hardware/budget it is very pleasing to extract 4k PPW of "2k PPW worth" hardware. I'm personally very excited to get over 4k PPW now while I was struggling to get over 2k PPW just last month.
by ColdFlame
Fri Apr 23, 2004 9:43 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Interesting Races and Folders-on-the-Move
Replies: 975
Views: 365727

This makes me want to stop folding in frustration! If this helps I can start folding for another team temporarily. TeamColdFlame :) I've got 249.0 pt Tinkers on 3 of my machines and they are going to be busy for a while (read another 15 hours) so you have a chance to increase the lead. And then all...
by ColdFlame
Thu Apr 22, 2004 3:24 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: FAHStats discrepancy in PPD/PPW addition
Replies: 11
Views: 2957

Bugz damn bugz!!! :)

Edit:
The issue is that FAHLogStats is ignoring 2 of my 5 boxes and calculates the PPW for the whole farm based on 3 machines instead of 5. PPW for individual machines are calculated correctly.