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by drfinalfantasy
Wed Jun 16, 2004 6:41 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Should I be worried?
Replies: 5
Views: 1486

Should I be worried?

I was reading the post about how asus is inaccurate in displaying proper CPU temps. Does this apply to the CPU temp only or to the motherboard as well?. my idle temps are from 45-48 and load is round 50-52. Case is from 35-38. I am using MBM and the numbers seem to reflect bios as well. my system sp...
by drfinalfantasy
Tue Jun 01, 2004 7:39 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright Pads
Replies: 0
Views: 684

Thermalright Pads

I have the 4 thermalright pads on the HS. I want to buy a shim to protect my 3200+ a combination of shim + 4 pads= no contact? or maybe it does. I am not sure. I just want to make sure that it will have perfect contact even if I put the shim on.

Eric
by drfinalfantasy
Tue Jun 01, 2004 6:18 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: HEAT! SP 97 on Asus A7N8X Deluxe
Replies: 1
Views: 1140

HEAT! SP 97 on Asus A7N8X Deluxe

I have a new Barton 3200+ with the Thermalright SLK-800CU. I am wondering if I can use the same base (what is under the motherboard) with the SP97 and all I have to do is screw it in and it will be fine. And what good 92mm fans are out there? I am currently using an underclocked L1A. And has anyone ...
by drfinalfantasy
Mon May 24, 2004 8:20 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Harddrive help needed
Replies: 3
Views: 1141

interestin

THey are both sata and the drives seem to be working fine. I reset the cmos and now it is found again. Could it be that my memory timings were all messed up? I was using 333 at 2225 settings but i got a 400 mhz fsb cpu and i left it at 2225 settings. could that have been the problem? Thanks

Eric
by drfinalfantasy
Sun May 23, 2004 4:29 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Harddrive help needed
Replies: 3
Views: 1141

Harddrive help needed

I have 2 suspended samsung 160 gig hds and for some reason when I restarted it would just hang when it says detecting ide devices. it would just hang there and not start up. Is there something I should do to fix this? Thanks

Eric

Asus a7n8x Deluxe with 3200+ and 512 mb ocz ddr dual channel
by drfinalfantasy
Tue Feb 10, 2004 7:02 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Arctic VGA + Hercules 9800 Pro (Ramsink Question)
Replies: 3
Views: 2623

nope

Unfortunetely the arctic VGA cooler does not give enough room either I put ramsinks on other side beccause of this problem....
by drfinalfantasy
Mon Dec 15, 2003 1:11 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: SLK-800A or SLK-800U for Asus A7N8x?
Replies: 5
Views: 1267

U is way to go

I have that combination but i have my Panaflo undervolted to around 8v since i'm running at stock speeds but at 12 v is was more than enough to run it at 3200+

Eric
by drfinalfantasy
Mon Dec 08, 2003 10:51 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: is my exhaust fan necessary?
Replies: 6
Views: 1990

yes

Yes you should have an exhaust but perhaps u can undervolt all the way down to 5 v. If you take out exhaust the PSU fan will be blowing out even warmer air. The exhaust is basically ur second PSU fan so it is a good idea ot have one especially if ur ocing
by drfinalfantasy
Thu Dec 04, 2003 11:54 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Any other suggestions???
Replies: 2
Views: 953

Any other suggestions???

I have completed "silencing" my computer. I have done all I can think of. I finished cutting out the holes for the fans and I now suspended my 2 brand new samsung sp1614n with aphonos's method of using bungee cord. I have 4 total LIA fans (1 is in PSU). Intake and exhuast at 7v . CPU at 9 v. PSU fan...
by drfinalfantasy
Wed Nov 19, 2003 1:17 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anything out there?? Slim Dvd-R External
Replies: 0
Views: 687

Anything out there?? Slim Dvd-R External

I was looking for an external dvd-r or a dvd/cdr combo that was slim and required no external power. I could only find the ones at www.expnet.com I was looking forward to using it with my IBM T40. I hear they are noisy. Does anyone have any experience with such things?? Please let me knwo. Thanks Eric
by drfinalfantasy
Wed Nov 05, 2003 8:23 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: PLEASE HELP!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 856

PLEASE HELP!!!

I just bought an IBM Thinkpad R40 laptop. IT is great but it has a whine when the AC is plugged in. I don't really know why. Has anyone come across anything like this? Is there a cure or a bad part?? Please let me know. Thanks

Eric
by drfinalfantasy
Fri Oct 24, 2003 5:41 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Help me pick a video card
Replies: 12
Views: 5143

ordered alread?

Too bad your old card got fried. the new XT and Fx ultras are coming out which means the fx 5900 ultra and radeon 9800 pro will be dropping in price in next 1-3 months.

Eric
by drfinalfantasy
Thu Oct 23, 2003 12:05 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Got a 'Cuda 7200.7 instead of a IV, should I return?
Replies: 11
Views: 3282

sammmmmmm

Samsung 80GB 7200RPM Hard Drive Model# SP0802N


can be found on Newegg.com...quieter that both of the drives you mentioned unless the samsung you listed is the one above.

Eric
by drfinalfantasy
Thu Oct 23, 2003 10:27 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Sappire Ultimate 9800...where???
Replies: 0
Views: 766

Sappire Ultimate 9800...where???

I have been trying to find a reasonable deal/vendor for the Sapphire 9800 ultimate edition with the built in zalman hs. Does anyone have any information on these? Thanks

Eric
by drfinalfantasy
Thu Oct 23, 2003 8:59 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Perfection is impossible with fans in general =((
Replies: 10
Views: 2261

cut out

I am soon going to cut the vents out as soon as I can get some nibblers. I don't know exactly how good it will look though....stupid hands won't stay still hehe..thx frost

Eric
by drfinalfantasy
Thu Oct 23, 2003 7:02 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Quest for a very silent PC - Please help
Replies: 48
Views: 13966

1700+

those HS are a little overkill but it will allow you to run the fan at the lowest possible settings.

Eric
by drfinalfantasy
Thu Oct 23, 2003 6:16 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Quest for a very silent PC - Please help
Replies: 48
Views: 13966

CPU

What kind of CPU do you have??? If it is or "goin to be" super warm then the new SLk 947 sould be choice. The one I was going to reccomend wasn't even there...hmmm slk-800U. In your position, get either the slk-800u, slk-900 U or slk-947. SLK-900U since it is available is good but make sure it fits ...
by drfinalfantasy
Thu Oct 23, 2003 6:00 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Perfection is impossible with fans in general =((
Replies: 10
Views: 2261

I will give ducting a shot. I think I will just undervolt the front fan to 5 since I just want some air going over my cuda 5..thx rust

Eric
by drfinalfantasy
Thu Oct 23, 2003 5:53 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Quest for a very silent PC - Please help
Replies: 48
Views: 13966

questionable noise

The statistics of those fan are physically too good to be true. Those number state increadible noise/air ratio. I have had no experience but most people say that they are quiet IFFFFF you undervolt them but beware vantec stealth have a good amount of bearing noise which to me is more annoying that t...
by drfinalfantasy
Thu Oct 23, 2003 5:40 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Quest for a very silent PC - Please help
Replies: 48
Views: 13966

click,.....click....click

Clickyness is really not by type of fan, it is more luck than anything. Some fans click...some fans don't..luck of the draw. I would actually reccoment Panaflo over Papst since I have both and I think Panaflo has a better air/noise ratio especially when undervolted. Panaflo 80mm are usually very rel...
by drfinalfantasy
Thu Oct 23, 2003 5:28 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Perfection is impossible with fans in general =((
Replies: 10
Views: 2261

Perfection is impossible with fans in general =((

Well I think I have done all I can in "silencing" my computer. basically my sig is my configuration but now I am running all fans at 7 v except for intake/exhaust which are at 6 v. All panaflos. suspended my barracuda V. It is indeed quiet but still audible. I guess it is good enough for now. I don'...
by drfinalfantasy
Wed Oct 22, 2003 9:29 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Changing fan on Zalman 400W PSU (ZM400A-APF)
Replies: 6
Views: 1985

FIne

Running a panaflo L1A is fine for the zalman 400 APF. I have an L1A in my 400 watt zalman at a smooth8-9v right now and it has been running rock steady.

Eric
by drfinalfantasy
Tue Oct 21, 2003 4:11 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Best PSU for modding
Replies: 12
Views: 3048

Low cost??

The only respectable low cost PSU is Fortran from what I can think of.

Eric
by drfinalfantasy
Fri Sep 26, 2003 10:54 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Thermaltake or Panaflo 80 mm???
Replies: 2
Views: 1152

Thermaltake or Panaflo 80 mm???

I was looking at the specs for the thermaltake Smart Fan II and It looks like it has very good stats at low RPM.. Can anyone confirm their performance? How would you compare it to a LIA Panaflo? Thanks

Eric
by drfinalfantasy
Mon Sep 22, 2003 12:06 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Good 80mm lighted fans
Replies: 3
Views: 1312

Good 80mm lighted fans

Has anyone found any fans that have leds on them that cool efficiently without the noise. A speeze fan i found blows 37 cmf and is rated at 28 dbs but it could work well with a fanmate. Has anyone found any?

Eric
by drfinalfantasy
Thu Aug 28, 2003 5:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: DVD-r Firmware update??
Replies: 2
Views: 1033

DVD-r Firmware update??

I have an nec 1300a dvd-+r drive and I want to get a firmware that will make it region free. has anyone had any experience upgrading firmware or know a good website to get firmware for hte nec1300a?? thanks

eric
by drfinalfantasy
Wed Aug 27, 2003 12:32 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: True?? DOes it work??
Replies: 3
Views: 1356

don't know

I'm really not sure....i'm just having bad luck oclocking i think. will tighter timings mean =much better performance??


Eric
by drfinalfantasy
Wed Aug 27, 2003 12:00 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: how low can you go?
Replies: 0
Views: 806

how low can you go?

I was just wondering how low I could undervolt my panaflo L1a on my zalman 400 APF. I have a fanmate attached to it and I was wondering if it is safe to undervolt it to around 5 or 6 v. My computer is in the basement and itz around 19 C so it is pretty cool where my computer is. Case temp goes to ab...
by drfinalfantasy
Wed Aug 27, 2003 11:45 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Funny temps since BIOS flash
Replies: 8
Views: 2003

hmmmm

this may be a troublesome thing to do but reflash with your old bios and see if the temps change or download some software that monitors it. I don't know any extremely accurate software but I bet it is available somewhere.
by drfinalfantasy
Wed Aug 27, 2003 11:38 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Funny temps since BIOS flash
Replies: 8
Views: 2003

ummmm nope

those temps sound quite off considering that your using a low wattage CPU with respects to the 3 ghz out these days and you are also undervolted. try increasing the fan voltage to see if there is a temperature drop.. the volcano series wasn't that great especially if you modded it with a 6 v fan.