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by mond
Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:43 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Low Power Monitors from Samsung and Lenovo
Replies: 27
Views: 14043

Re: Low Power Monitors from Samsung and Lenovo

Ironically, the fact that they make no noise at all (with a few exceptions) takes them off our radar
It seems quite a few SPCR readers - myself includet - would not agree with this: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
by mond
Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:44 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec NSK3480 vibrations
Replies: 9
Views: 2485

How about mounting the fan with rubber grommets?

I did that when my fan was swaped for a Nexus, and have no vibration issues whatsoever. There are several threads on this, here is mine (slightly different subject, but look at the picture in the bottom of the first post).
by mond
Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Confused about HDD selection
Replies: 10
Views: 2938

Don't have any experience with the Seagate - or any other of their recent drives for that matter - but they appear to have a reputation for loud seeks. Someone else will have to confirm that though, I could have a wrong impression. Anyway, it will almost certainly be substantially louder than the me...
by mond
Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Confused about HDD selection
Replies: 10
Views: 2938

The Samsung HD502HI should fill your needs. As Mikes recent review documentet, it is very quiet and with a single 500gb platter also quite speedy. Based on his review I bought one of these last week, and can support the conclusion 100%. 1. Compared to other desktop drives: It is much more quiet that...
by mond
Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:37 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Cracked PCB repair - is this safe?
Replies: 11
Views: 2974

With the fan wire cut off?
And I thought we had good consumer protection laws around here.... :wink:

Thanks Oklahoma Wolf.
by mond
Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Cracked PCB repair - is this safe?
Replies: 11
Views: 2974

psiu wrote:Keep an eye on that Nexus fan starting up--I put one in my Eartwatts 430 and it usually won't start from a cold boot.
Mine starts consistently, but perhaps dust or wear can change that. I will keep an eye on it, thanx.
by mond
Sat Jun 06, 2009 5:03 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Are LED backlight monitors always quiet?
Replies: 9
Views: 3523

From what I understand (please correct me), the highly anoying whine or hum that a lot of monitors (Samsung!!!) exhibit when brightness is reduced happens because the adjustment done by lowering the backlight frequency.
by mond
Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:06 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Cracked PCB repair - is this safe?
Replies: 11
Views: 2974

It should be no problem to solder if I can get the PCB out. From what I remember it looked like that might be a bit of a hassle though. Alternatively I could run a wire from the broken off corner to the chassis and then glue the corner on afterwards. However, if it turns out that the two intact corn...
by mond
Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:43 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Cracked PCB repair - is this safe?
Replies: 11
Views: 2974

Hi Neil,

That's a good idea, thanx. Didn't think of it last night, probably because I didn't have anything suitable at hand. Will do it when I have to take the PSU out.

Anyway glue, tape or similar will do nothing to reconnect the traces, which is why I asked for suggestions about their function.
by mond
Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:02 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Cracked PCB repair - is this safe?
Replies: 11
Views: 2974

Cracked PCB repair - is this safe?

I recently bought a NSK3480 with the EarthWatts380. Opened it up yesterday to swap the fan, and was just about finished when I discovered that two of the PCB corners had cracked off. http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/9093/0326.jpg I can't imagine that this happened while opening the unit, but the shipp...
by mond
Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:42 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 341923

Lenovo L2440X Completely silent in use at any brightness setting. A very faint buzz can be heard when I press my ear to the back of the monitor, but not a problem unless you plan to use it this way :wink: Before purchasing I asked SPCR user strongbad about it, following this thread. The reply was t...
by mond
Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:59 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silent PC with No Moving Parts
Replies: 38
Views: 19083

What monitor is used in the chamber?
The one in the picture looks like BenQ, but it was my impression that they're quite noisy...?
by mond
Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Anyone own a Lenovo L2440P?
Replies: 1
Views: 1120

Anyone own a Lenovo L2440P?

Does anyone have experience with the Lenovo L2240P? Does it hum, buzz or whine? If so, how badly?

It's next on my try-out list, after NEC and Samsung have been disqualified.
by mond
Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 341923

Tried a NEC LCD2470WVX after two noisy Samsungs. Unfortunately, this one also emits a loud hum when brightness is reduced below about 90. Amplitude increases til about half brightness, where is levels off and is constant till 0. Not as much a buzz as the two Samsung 2443BW I tried, more just a hum, ...
by mond
Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Anyone own a NEC LCD2470WVX?
Replies: 2
Views: 1112

To answer my own question: Yes the LCD2470WVX hums, starting below brightness about 90 and getting progressively louder until brightness is about 50, from where the amplitude is constant. The hunt continues.... :x
by mond
Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 341923

It seems to stop completetly at 50% of brightness. It whines at 0% brightness and 100% brigthness but not at all at 45-55%. How normal is that? :) Perhaps quite normal, I've seen reviews of several different monitors mention noise at particular brightness settings. At work I got a new Dell 22" the ...
by mond
Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:35 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Anyone own a NEC LCD2470WVX?
Replies: 2
Views: 1112

Anyone own a NEC LCD2470WVX?

Does anyone own a NEC LCD2470WVX 24" TN monitor? Not the more expensive W N X. If so, does it buzz/whine? There's not a whole lot of information about this model on the interweb. My attempt to purchase a 24" monitor has so far consisted of returning two Samsung 2443BW's due to excessive buzzing when...
by mond
Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:25 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 341923

Typing this from my second sample of a Samsung 2443BW . Both buzz when brightness is reduced below 97. Noise is clearly audible when sitting at a normal position in front of the screen, and this is even with quite a bit of streetnoise. So it's going back tomorrow, and the hunt continues. Incredibly ...
by mond
Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1610182

Robert Rich "Humidity - Three Concerts"
by mond
Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:46 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Nexus Voltinia launched
Replies: 6
Views: 2968

7 hardmounted drives, sweet :wink:
by mond
Mon Nov 24, 2008 4:01 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD10EACS and oldish onboard SATA-I problem..
Replies: 12
Views: 6648

I recently bought this PCI SATA controller, which also features the SI 3114 chip, and the problem was the same as you described: WD10EACS works fine with onboard controller (Intel 865PE chipset), and the controller card works fine with other drives. Also tried setting the jumper to SATA 1 mode, with...
by mond
Sat Nov 25, 2006 12:43 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 300GB (ish) Recommendation
Replies: 24
Views: 11631

consider the maxtor diamondmax 10 as well, I foundit on level with the T133.
by mond
Thu Sep 07, 2006 11:13 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Planning to get a new Hard Drive, but a few questions first.
Replies: 3
Views: 1933

As for any difference between SATA I and II, you will to my knowledge not have any advantage as the higher bandwidth of SATA II is way above what a modern harddrive can deliver. For quiet drive recomendations, head over to the recomended section http://www.silentpcreview.com/article29-page2.html. Ch...
by mond
Sun Jul 23, 2006 11:52 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 1.8 inch HDD?
Replies: 7
Views: 2516

the hitachi 1.8" in the x41 thinkpad exhibits a loud periodic ticking noise when idle. this could possibly be resolved through firmware, as it is apparently a maintenance movement of the head to increase lifetime or something, don't quote me on that, think i read it in the forums at thinkpads.com an...
by mond
Fri Jun 16, 2006 5:31 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: How far to undervolt Pentium-M / tips for more battery
Replies: 4
Views: 1743

NHC rules! :D I am using the following voltages with my Banias 1.7 (IBM X31): 06x : 0.732V 08x : 0.780V 10x : 0.876V 12x : 0.972V 14X : 1.068V 17x : 1.260V At each multiplier I ran prime95 overnight to find the stable level. As far as I remember, that level was actually 0.16V lower than the numbers ...
by mond
Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:09 am
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Samsung T133, comparative impressions
Replies: 12
Views: 13678

Samsung T133, comparative impressions

Hi all, Here are some impressions of a Samsung T133 HD300LD drive I bought last weekend. My references are a Samsung SP1614N (SATA, Nidec motor) and a Maxtor DiamondMax10 300GB (PATA). Drives are mounted in a P180, see bottom of post for system specs. Remember that my assesments of the T133 are base...
by mond
Wed Apr 05, 2006 4:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec SLK3000B case - CDRW drive wont fit!
Replies: 9
Views: 2506

hehe, this had me scratching my head for some time also, thought i had gotten a non-standart cd-drive or gone braindamaged until i found a forum post somewhere explaining. anyway, totally odd design choice, what good are rails if you have to take of the front to install anyway!?!? :shock: not like i...
by mond
Sat Mar 18, 2006 9:15 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1610182

color by numbers : transitions ep
by mond
Wed Feb 15, 2006 7:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1610182

sawako - hum
by mond
Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1610182

shuttle 358 "logical"