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by madlee
Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:32 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Neo HE PSU Users Poll
Replies: 355
Views: 440634

Re: Antec Neo HE PSU Users Poll

So, my third replacement Neo HE 430 is now failing. It randomly reboots. At least it has a 5 year warranty...
by madlee
Wed Jul 05, 2006 9:26 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Has anyone tried this?
Replies: 9
Views: 6499

I guess the solution to this in the end is for laptop manufacturers to start making aluminum cased laptops. won't be cheap though. plastic is so much cheaper and stronger. would be interesting to see them make a case that works like the zalman tnn. maybe apple??? they are having lots of issues with ...
by madlee
Sun Jul 02, 2006 8:15 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Has anyone tried this?
Replies: 9
Views: 6499

I guess the problem with propping the laptop up is that it makes using the laptop not very ergonomic.
by madlee
Sun Jul 02, 2006 10:05 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Has anyone tried this?
Replies: 9
Views: 6499

I tried the sauce pot, complete with copper bottom and it may have worked, but it simply raised the height of the laptop to a point that made it impractical for me. however, I did find a large sheet of aluminum in the form of a road sign. it works, but I think a sheet of copper would work better for...
by madlee
Fri Jun 30, 2006 12:37 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Has anyone tried this?
Replies: 9
Views: 6499

hmm.... got a big sauce pot and i'm trying it. I'll see how it goes.
by madlee
Fri Jun 30, 2006 10:00 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Has anyone tried this?
Replies: 9
Views: 6499

Has anyone tried this?

buying a sheet of copper or aluminum and simply placing the laptop on top of that? I'm trying it with aluminum foil and it already has dropped the temperature considerably.
by madlee
Fri Apr 28, 2006 9:45 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec customer service??Any Problems?????????
Replies: 14
Views: 10263

I just RMA'd my Neo HE so I'm not finished yet, but my P150 had a defective power light LED. I called antec and they express mailed one to me!
by madlee
Thu Apr 20, 2006 2:34 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Neo HE PSU Users Poll
Replies: 355
Views: 440634

hmm... now even with the fans attached, I occaisionally get a warning in the bios that the "cpu is unworkable." I'm assuming that this is more symptoms of the neo he problem. turns out the cpu is unworkable is an abit problem: http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/bios.php?categories=1&model=210 howev...
by madlee
Thu Apr 20, 2006 6:03 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Neo HE PSU Users Poll
Replies: 355
Views: 440634

UPDATE original post: http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?p=258106#258106 received a new abit kw7 mb. Concerned about the need to draw current I installed all the cards and 2 hds and 2 optical drives. Also, I attached fans to the 3 fan jacks on the mb. This ended up being very important. ...
by madlee
Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:19 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Neo HE PSU Users Poll
Replies: 355
Views: 440634

Purchased an Antec 150 w/Neo PSU from Newegg 4/4/06. PSU: NEO HE 430 serial # S05110052508 warranty tag broken CPU: ATHLON XP 1800 MB: ABIT KW7 BIOS: UNKNOWN (board won't POST) symptoms: depending on where I insert the connectors into the PSU, I get varying results. the front LEDs all light up in on...
by madlee
Sat Feb 28, 2004 9:04 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Carillon
Replies: 1
Views: 2530

Carillon

Anyone have any experience with this company?

http://www.carillondirect.com/clnweb/cl ... country=Us
by madlee
Wed Oct 08, 2003 11:38 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Data recovery software needed !!
Replies: 10
Views: 2764

this isn't free, but you may find it somewhere..

http://www.winternals.com/products/repairandrecovery/
by madlee
Fri Sep 19, 2003 9:17 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 4 Pin to 3 Pin Converter ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2893

I think this is what you are looking for:

http://store.yahoo.com/svcompucycle/4to3ad.html

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by madlee
Sun Sep 14, 2003 6:56 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Recommendations for a bigger drive
Replies: 5
Views: 1931

I just installed it (on a floppy) and it really works. amazing!
by madlee
Sun Aug 17, 2003 1:36 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: SLK-800-U Socket-A Motherboard Compatibility Information
Replies: 0
Views: 935

SLK-800-U Socket-A Motherboard Compatibility Information

RE:

http://www.thermalright.com/faq_800u_Motherboard.html

anyone know if this heatsink will work on a Gigabyte 7VRXP?
by madlee
Sat Aug 16, 2003 10:02 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Apple G5 Pictures
Replies: 40
Views: 12793

apple would be smart to start selling their cases....

that way all us PC peeps could buy one.
by madlee
Fri Aug 15, 2003 6:27 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Heatsink weights
Replies: 7
Views: 2200

Yeah, I was going to write "why don't they make an aluminum version?" then I looked just to make sure... In comparison, the thermalright 800 is about 500g which is pretty decent in comparison. The Zalman heatsink seemed to have most of it's weight in the base, because the fins have cut outs.. It was...
by madlee
Fri Aug 15, 2003 10:35 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Anyone modded an xbox?
Replies: 15
Views: 6038

You know what? I'm going to apologize... The xbox is very loud!

I turned it on late at night when the house is quiet with no ambient noise and I was blown away about how loud that thing is.

So, the question is, has anyone modded the xbox?
by madlee
Fri Aug 15, 2003 10:22 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Heatsink weights
Replies: 7
Views: 2200

Heatsink weights

I picked up a zalman ZM6568CE-Cu heatsink yesterday at CompUSA and I couldn't believe how heavy it was. The only way I would install that on my CPU was if the motherboard was always laying flat. If you have a tower, and therefore have the motherboard in an upright position, it seems like a lot of we...
by madlee
Sat Jul 05, 2003 12:09 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Anyone modded an xbox?
Replies: 15
Views: 6038

It makes me wonder, because supposedly there's been tons of problems with the dvd-rom failing...

Granted the xbox isn't silent...

maybe because of the sound from the TV I can't hear it..
by madlee
Sat Jul 05, 2003 12:06 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power Man 300w PSU
Replies: 3
Views: 1511

Well, I tried out that Nidec fan (see specs above) and it does have a seemingly high CFM and considering how much air it's blowing it's somewhat quiet by itself I'm assuming that the noise it generated inside my PSU was because of the turbulence and it's general higher speed etc. None the less, the ...
by madlee
Fri Jul 04, 2003 12:29 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: How loud is the Dell XPS?
Replies: 18
Views: 12759

Just to let you know, Michael Dell funds John Ashcroft.
by madlee
Sun Jun 29, 2003 2:12 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Cooling Radeon 9100
Replies: 16
Views: 10762

the fan on the sapphire comes off real easy. two small jeweler screws and it pops right out of it's heat sink. there's a label over the top of the heatsink/fan assembly which hides a screw that allows you to really get at the fan. I didn't lift the sticker/label because I don't want to void my warra...
by madlee
Sun Jun 29, 2003 2:08 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Anyone modded an xbox?
Replies: 15
Views: 6038

I have a first generation day one XBox and it's not that loud. there's a fan, but it just makes the low level moving air sound. the HD is rarely accessed, so there's no noise there. the dvd player is not noisy either... the GPU is passively cooled so no noise there. maybe you have a defective fan in...
by madlee
Sun Jun 29, 2003 1:19 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Cooling Radeon 9100
Replies: 16
Views: 10762

I'm wondering if it means returning the video card.

I'd like to know if this fan failure is a common experience...
by madlee
Sun Jun 29, 2003 1:18 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU modification - gone wrong!
Replies: 5
Views: 1988

hey dude, I swapped the fan in my Power Man model HP-D301GF5 and I had a very similar problem too. I could run the power supply after modding the fan with the cover off. I had nothing hooked up to the PSU, and just switched it on by grounding the PS/On green wire... It didn't shut off until I tried ...
by madlee
Sun Jun 29, 2003 1:06 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power Man 300w PSU
Replies: 3
Views: 1511

Power Man 300w PSU

I have a Power Man model HP-D301GFS rev. 02 I swapped the stock fan with a panaflo and it has made an big difference. This was the stock fan: Nidec BetaSL Model DO8T-12PU DC12v 0.22A 44.14 CFM 34 dBA 3400 RPM I replaced it with: Panaflo Model # FBA08A12L the stock fan was soldered directly into the ...
by madlee
Sat Jun 28, 2003 3:48 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 60->80 fan adapters?
Replies: 8
Views: 2450

yeah, that's why I didn't get the heatsink, but maybe instead, try this adapter.. this one says it comes with 2 sets of screws.. I suppose that this will work... http://www.kdcomputers.com/eui/prime/profile/956/25/component.htm besides, it's aluminum and just makes your heat sink bigger.. try that o...
by madlee
Sat Jun 28, 2003 3:42 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Cooling Radeon 9100
Replies: 16
Views: 10762

the fan on my sapphire radeon 9000 pro is the loudest thing in my PC. it's not just regular fan noise. it rattles and vibrates. it sounds horrible.. I don't understand the design of the AGP card. isn't the ATX form always have the AGP port on top of the PCI ports? if that's the case, why don't they ...
by madlee
Fri Jun 27, 2003 11:56 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Cooling Radeon 9100
Replies: 16
Views: 10762

I have a Sapphire Radeon 9000 Pro and it too got very loud all of a sudden.

It's only about 2 months old.