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by oogabooga
Tue Jan 02, 2007 12:42 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooling an Opteron 165 - Stock HS vs Arctic Freezer 64 Pro
Replies: 1
Views: 1593

Cooling an Opteron 165 - Stock HS vs Arctic Freezer 64 Pro

This is by no means a thorough investigation, but I wanted to share my results when I switched from the stock Opteron 4-heatpipe cooler to an AC Freezer 64 Pro. I don't have any of the fancy equipement that the SPCR reviewers have, so all my comments regarding noise levels are qualitative. I'm runni...
by oogabooga
Wed Jan 21, 2004 4:17 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Powering PC with Solar Energy /:)
Replies: 21
Views: 5468

As for alternatives, let's see... how many watts of electricity can a hamster running in a wheel generate? I know an adult on an exercise cycle can generate around 70 - 100W... A friend of mine has rigged up a sytem to use while she's riding her recumbent excersie machine. She's got a 17" LCD mount...
by oogabooga
Wed Jan 21, 2004 4:16 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Barton 2500 @ 1.1v?
Replies: 16
Views: 4132

What motherboards are you guys using to undervold your Bartons? I looked into undervolting mine, but my ASUS A7N8X-X (NForce 2 chipset) won't let me. :cry: I wonder if I write ASUS if they'll add it in their next BIOS release?! I use the SOLTEK FRN2 board - it's the best budget board I have ever ow...
by oogabooga
Wed Jan 21, 2004 12:44 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Barton 2500 @ 1.1v?
Replies: 16
Views: 4132

Dropping slightly in speed you will be able to drop voltage to ~1.3V very quickly. Heck, I'm able to get my Barton 2500 to 1.3V *at* stock speed - temps are 40/47, case is ~25, using a modded Silent Boost with an L1A at ~6V (fanmate)! Mind you, I do have two L1A case fans at 6V that are blowing coo...
by oogabooga
Mon Jan 19, 2004 10:17 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Powering PC with Solar Energy /:)
Replies: 21
Views: 5468

luckily, all of you live in relatively sunny areas (well, I'm not too sure about NJ), but in my Vancouver home it would work for 2 months or so...
by oogabooga
Mon Jan 19, 2004 10:15 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: RAM, burn in, underclocking-upradabilty
Replies: 5
Views: 1707

mas92264 wrote: Changing your underwear twice a day would have an equal effect on your memory sticks.
LMAO!
by oogabooga
Mon Jan 19, 2004 5:55 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Powering PC with Solar Energy /:)
Replies: 21
Views: 5468

According to this site , a square inch of solar panel can generate app. 45mW of energy (providing the sun is shining!). So, to generate 300W, you would need 300/0.045 = ~6700 square inches of solar panel. A 6' x 8' solar panel, measuring ~6900 sq. in. in area would generate 310W of energy. If you ad...
by oogabooga
Mon Aug 04, 2003 11:31 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic Purchasing in Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 1993

Living in Vancouver, I know both companies. My experience with NTCW has been limited to a few phone conversations - they were out of stock on what I wanted and were not very helpful in helping me out. I'd stay away from them. Fronet, (frontier PC) on the other hand is an alright company, they have p...
by oogabooga
Sat Jul 26, 2003 11:04 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: high-purity isopropanol
Replies: 7
Views: 2078

meh - the "impurity" is usually just water - which will be voltalized off with the isopropanol.

Just go get some from the pharmacy - you don't need to order it from Fisher :wink:
by oogabooga
Fri Jul 25, 2003 10:58 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: GMC Noblesse SE a good candidate for quiet case?
Replies: 7
Views: 2958

Yeah - I have the standard version of the Noblesse case - it's a nice looking case, and can handle 2 80mm in the front and 2 in the rear. It doesn't have the best airflow through the front of the case, but that doesn't matter as I have reversed the fans in the back to blow in. It does look really ni...
by oogabooga
Sun Jul 06, 2003 7:51 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: New threat - Slo-Tech
Replies: 5
Views: 4167

I don't know if they will overtake us - we're close on pts turned in per 24h - and if I can get the 12 P4's that are currently idle over the summer in the Chem lab to fold consistenly, then this may be a different ball game ;)
by oogabooga
Sun Jul 06, 2003 11:43 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Nforce2 FSB disconnect compatible mobos
Replies: 7
Views: 5234

Re: Nforce2 FSB disconnect compatible mobos

jojo4u wrote: Disconnect is needed in order to save energy during idle time.
Idle time? What's that? Is that the few seconds that my computer has when it's just finished folding one WU and is downloading the next? :wink:
by oogabooga
Tue Jun 24, 2003 3:37 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Maxtor the all-round answer?
Replies: 11
Views: 3867

For those of you worrying about HD performance for gaming etc, I don't think you are going to notice a difference between an IBM HD and a Cuda. I know that the benchmarks will say one thing, but those are under stressing conditions. A game doesn't exactly stress an HD! I'm able to watch some pretty ...
by oogabooga
Tue Jun 24, 2003 1:56 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: You can change the voltage on AMD processors!
Replies: 7
Views: 1929

Radeonman wrote:Or.. you get an nforce2 and play with the voltages at your discretion...
w00t w00t!
by oogabooga
Tue Jun 24, 2003 1:55 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Removing thermal adhesive?
Replies: 10
Views: 2935

The problem is that I've seen acetone eat through entire motherboards .. I can't really risk that :?. However, I will use that as my last option. You're right - acetone can chew through PCB if you're not careful. What I'd recommend is to use a Q-tip that has been wetted with acetone, and then rub t...
by oogabooga
Mon Jun 23, 2003 8:29 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Folding Farm
Replies: 210
Views: 93584

Rusty,

Perhaps your new farm could include some of those Dual 2GHz G5 Power Macs?

I had to re-read the FSB speed - 1GHz FSB!!!!!!!!!
by oogabooga
Mon Jun 23, 2003 8:11 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: On-board Diode vs. Mobo Diode - WOW!
Replies: 19
Views: 5099

I have the same question as Siili. I never knew you could get the CPU temp straight from the CPU. How do you do this, what program do you run? Thanks !! P.S. - I've been using the Winbond ones in Motherboard Monitor. To get the CPU temp straight from the CPU, you need an Athlon XP or Duron Morgan (...
by oogabooga
Mon Jun 23, 2003 10:31 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Is it worth using my old computers to fold?
Replies: 13
Views: 7416

Just keep in mind, that if you pay your own power bills, that's three more computers running 24/7...

Otherwise, fold away!
by oogabooga
Mon Jun 23, 2003 12:42 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervoltable Motherboards: ADD to the list!!
Replies: 313
Views: 347846

I hadn't even thought about that - it could have saved me from having to buy that other FanMate I'm going to need, but alas, SpeedFan cannot control the fan speed. Maybe they can fix it in software :?:
by oogabooga
Sun Jun 22, 2003 11:57 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervoltable Motherboards: ADD to the list!!
Replies: 313
Views: 347846

Yep - that's actually the proggie that I'm currently using to get my temps.
by oogabooga
Sun Jun 22, 2003 9:55 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Survey: AMD Chip Temps with 5V Fans
Replies: 6
Views: 2426

Right - I should have mentioned, my XP1600 Palamino is undervolted to 1.45V... I'm hesitant to compare wattages because that is at the stock voltage, and I'd like to know what the optimal settings are. Thanks for the chart tho - I'm going to have to pore over that. BTW, about wattages: SANDRA report...
by oogabooga
Sun Jun 22, 2003 9:20 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Survey: AMD Chip Temps with 5V Fans
Replies: 6
Views: 2426

Survey: AMD Chip Temps with 5V Fans

Hey all - I'm considering getting a new AMD chip to replace my Palamino Athlon 1600. It currently runs at 58deg while folding, with a 5V L1A on a Volcano 7. Since I'm trying to kill the noise, I'd like to stay with a 5V L1A on the HS. Just looking to see who has gotten what temps with their T-bred o...
by oogabooga
Sun Jun 22, 2003 9:03 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My new rig - OR - how I blew my last paycheck...
Replies: 0
Views: 3554

My new rig - OR - how I blew my last paycheck...

As I am sharing an apartment next year, my computer is moving into my bedroom, hence the need for uber quiet. My previous setup was a XP1600 with a Volcano 7, 512MB RAM, 80GB IBM HD, Pioneer DVD-105, LiteOn 32x12x40, Radeon 8500DV (AIW), all on an MSI KT3 mobo with an Enermax PSU and generic case (a...
by oogabooga
Sun Jun 22, 2003 7:32 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: gadolinium magnetic cooling
Replies: 4
Views: 2074

well, I'm saying that the HD doesn't emit a large EM field, while these cooling devices probably do, which would then muck up the HD...
by oogabooga
Sun Jun 22, 2003 7:15 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: gadolinium magnetic cooling
Replies: 4
Views: 2074

Hmmm.... magnetic fields and computers? I don't like the idea...
by oogabooga
Sun Jun 22, 2003 7:11 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervoltable Motherboards: ADD to the list!!
Replies: 313
Views: 347846

Check out the nforce2 boards from Abit and Soltek. They both undervolt to 1.1v. There's a link to the Soltek review around here somewhere, or google it. Yeah nan0dog, thanks for the advice. I've already bought and installed the Soltek :wink: Here's MY review of the massively undervoltable SOLTEK FR...
by oogabooga
Sun Jun 22, 2003 6:55 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec True Power with 1 fan?
Replies: 3
Views: 1537

Well, I have the Enermax EG365-VE, and did MikeC's mod , and my fan never spins up. The exhaust is warm to the touch, just like Mike promises! It should extend to most other power supplies - unless you have massive system drains you shouldn't worry about much. Just remember to unplug the PSU - I got...
by oogabooga
Sun Jun 22, 2003 6:43 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Could this be noisy?
Replies: 22
Views: 5948

Well, the first thing I would do is stay away from Thermaltake. Their product lines are either for mainstream or overclockers, and not useful for quiet. I've modded my Volcano 7 with a L1A panaflo, but that's only because I'm too cheap to get anything else ;-). I'd get a Thermalright 800. As for the...
by oogabooga
Sun Jun 22, 2003 6:28 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI Fan replaced with Zalman NB32
Replies: 13
Views: 9458

I've lost one PCI slot; I can *just* fit a card into the second slot away. Mind you, if you have a card in that second slot, you are going to have a hell of a time cooling that Radeon, espcially the 8500 which gets HOT!
by oogabooga
Sun Jun 22, 2003 2:01 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: trying to decide between 2 case solutions...help please
Replies: 27
Views: 9765

wow - tough choice. I don't know too much about the fortran combo - I have a friend who swears by his sonata. However, many ppl here rave about Fortran's - hopefully one of them can shed some light on that half of the equation for you.