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by Ragnarok
Tue May 04, 2010 5:47 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quieting XFX GT240 512MB GDDR5 gfx in Silverstone SG05 case
Replies: 7
Views: 2541

http://www.arctic-cooling.com/catalog/p ... 2_&mID=256

This think is deadly quiet on my radeon 4770. even at full speed, but my PC is quiet not dead silent.

if you have room the the passively cooled accelero should do the trick
by Ragnarok
Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:30 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Fan Cooled radiator, stoping resonation.
Replies: 5
Views: 4808

Ether that or I could build rad box :). fans on 1 side, rad on the other.
by Ragnarok
Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Fan Cooled radiator, stoping resonation.
Replies: 5
Views: 4808

Fan Cooled radiator, stoping resonation.

Just got a watercooling kit with a 3x 360 (XSPC RS360) radiator and I already have a load of fans to try, to get the most out of my i7 without keeping me awake at night. I'm not expecting silence but the quieter the better as always I've managed to almost completely dampen the pump, mounting it on f...
by Ragnarok
Sun Dec 02, 2007 3:02 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Upcoming Reviews & Articles
Replies: 193
Views: 324352

I'd love to se reviews of the newer corsair PSU's the VX550 and the TX750. Being maid by another OEM their is no definative answer to exactly how quiet they are. I've witnessed 2 TX750 PSU's brought in the UK and they where both way off the 18dba upto 375watts specs on the box which is very unlike c...
by Ragnarok
Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:04 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New Corsair 750W PSU - single 12V rail @ 60A
Replies: 37
Views: 15050

why oh why do i get the noisey PSU jinx, just had one of these bad boys arrive today. It's ether faulty or just fudged specs because 18db is virtualy inaudible over background noise and i can hear it in the next room. grrrrrr! ultra quiet my arse. The PSU is the only thing i can hear in my PC. Real...
by Ragnarok
Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:05 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New Corsair 750W PSU - single 12V rail @ 60A
Replies: 37
Views: 15050

why oh why do i get the noisey PSU jinx, just had one of these bad boys arrive today.

It's ether faulty or just fudged specs because 18db is virtualy inaudible over background noise and i can hear it in the next room. grrrrrr! ultra quiet my arse.

The PSU is the only thing i can hear in my PC.
by Ragnarok
Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New Corsair 750W PSU - single 12V rail @ 60A
Replies: 37
Views: 15050

Re: New Corsair 750W PSU - single 12V rail @ 60A

are you going to be running Tri SLI or something?? who needs that much power? :idea: With this PSU, you could fully load a quad core CPU and a GTX without the fan ramping up. Possibly SLI while the PSU stays @ 18dba. Right? It's not so much the total power but rather the amount of power delivered q...
by Ragnarok
Sat Oct 06, 2007 3:32 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: OCZ StealthXStream 600w
Replies: 6
Views: 5587

Sweet, thanks for the replies. Just chucked in the order for it ;) edit---- I dont really want to make another thread so I'll post this in here.. Could you also recommenced a fairly cheaps DECENT, QUIET case? :P Their is always the antec solo, but i managed to get this bargin from a mate for nothin...
by Ragnarok
Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:07 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: OCZ StealthXStream 600w
Replies: 6
Views: 5587

I got one of these arriving tomorrow myself, the Corsair 550w PSU just went out of stock when i was about to order. this wasn't much more. Hopefully this will go well with my HIs radeon x1950 and quietly cooled E4400.
by Ragnarok
Mon Sep 11, 2006 9:12 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Best Socket A Board
Replies: 8
Views: 3649

I've found The DFI lanpaty or Infinity ultra NF2 boards to be excelent. Once you have installed the best bios, Mine has been much more tweekable and just as stable as my old Abit Nf2-s and it has more sata ports. Also with the added bonus that it already has a passive northbridge cooler! Like others...
by Ragnarok
Wed Mar 16, 2005 9:51 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Artic vga silencer rev3, bearing noise
Replies: 9
Views: 3647

I've managed to get another one. it's a noisy one too :evil: . I've even taken off the sticker and re lubricated it and it makes no diffrence what so ever. I think the fan circuity has chaned and the power regulators used for the 5/12v swich arn't as good. I wish i where just that easy to get the fa...
by Ragnarok
Mon Feb 14, 2005 2:39 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Artic vga silencer rev3, bearing noise
Replies: 9
Views: 3647

Thanks for the thoughts guy's. I have to admit the air movement is inaudible, in fact the baring sounds are also more muted when the case is on it's side but still. Before i had a no fan on the graphic card i used to use and over all it used to sonud like a very slight movement of air took place and...
by Ragnarok
Sun Feb 13, 2005 6:41 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Artic vga silencer rev3, bearing noise
Replies: 9
Views: 3647

Artic vga silencer rev3, bearing noise

I'm getting rather anoying tractor like bearing noises the norm from mine on low speed. Is this normal?

It's only 2 months old.

If i remember mike said they should be virtualy inaudible on low. Mine is the loudest thing in my pc by far and i have a maxtor dm10 set to quiet seeks in their.
by Ragnarok
Sun Nov 21, 2004 1:13 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: I'm thinking of getting a DiamondMax Plus10 300GB - madness?
Replies: 44
Views: 16499

The only real downside this drive does get quite warm compaired to it's predecessors. though any reasonable system should be able to keep it with in operating temp specs. This may be a trouble for luminous since he is considering putting the drive in an enclosure. Do you have temp readings of this ...
by Ragnarok
Mon Nov 15, 2004 1:04 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: I'm thinking of getting a DiamondMax Plus10 300GB - madness?
Replies: 44
Views: 16499

I do have one. It's a decent HD that can be silent once you have figgured out how to set the Acustic management, it sounds pritty horrific like a grinder ir a garbage disposal untill you do . i did it was an old util that only work in win98 but it worked. i forget whats it's called. whatever it was ...
by Ragnarok
Mon Oct 04, 2004 1:34 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: getting rid of seek noise?
Replies: 7
Views: 2627

Yep, with both aam and suspending the drive you should get the results you want. Also just to add to my last post i found a AAM util that worked on my new sata Diamond max 10. it's called "Abacus HDD Acoustic Manager v1.2.1" but it not new ( you should be able to find it) but it doesn't work on wind...
by Ragnarok
Sun Oct 03, 2004 1:11 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: getting rid of seek noise?
Replies: 7
Views: 2627

Try this, http://maxtor.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/maxtor.cfg/php/enduser/olh_adp.php?p_faqid=1200 or try setting the aam in IBM/Hitachi's Feature Tool (v1.94) which you can get at Feature Tool (v1.94). you can make the seeks quieter but the seek performance won't be quite so good. Me I just got a bloody ...
by Ragnarok
Sat May 08, 2004 4:33 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Tagan 380W PS - Big change (BAD)
Replies: 9
Views: 4536

whats this PSU like noise wise? I ask because none of the review that i've seen ,and there are many, haven't gone to the same detail as an SPCR review, though no one appears to say a bad word about it. These 480w versions are appearing all over online stores in the UK and Europe at a very reasonable...
by Ragnarok
Wed Feb 04, 2004 5:38 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 9800pro w/ACvgaSilencer at 5v How hott is safe?
Replies: 17
Views: 5962

well the vga silencer @5v still does a better job than the standard ati cooler. if i remember rightly the gpu core on the 9800 pro runs at a toasty 80°C with ati's stock cooler and is probably at a rough guess safe running upto 90 andd 100°C. GPU's are generaly more heat tollerent than current cpu's...
by Ragnarok
Sat Nov 29, 2003 6:14 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Arctic Cooler VGA sliencer - aaaaaaaaarrrrrghhhhh!!
Replies: 10
Views: 4020

Re: Arctic Cooler VGA sliencer - aaaaaaaaarrrrrghhhhh!!

Got 1 of these coolers the other day and was immediately impressed until it came to fitting it. The screw holes on the heatsink don't line up with the ones on my gfx card (Powercolour ATI Radeon 9800 PRO 128mb version) making fitting it impossible. So I'm stuck with a £20 cooler that is no use to m...
by Ragnarok
Fri Nov 28, 2003 1:23 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Arctic Cooling VGA Silencer on a Powercolor 9800pro SUCCESS
Replies: 18
Views: 6713

i brought one for my power colour radeon 9600 pro, it didn't fit but i swaped it for a zalman hp80-c + fan bracket zm-op1. I tryed the zalman on the powercolour 9800pro before the vga silencer. the zalman was fairly cool with the fan at 12V and at 5V it was warmer still and deffinatly radiating alot...
by Ragnarok
Mon Sep 29, 2003 11:14 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Maxtor 6l060j3 / 6y060l0
Replies: 13
Views: 4087

My DM9+ is inaudible while idle(no whineing squealing ect). and the seeks are barly audible since i used the Maxtor AMSET utility on my drive.

The ibm tool didn't give me the option to change the acustic mode on my drive.
by Ragnarok
Sat Jun 28, 2003 3:23 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron power supply with 120mm fan
Replies: 281
Views: 159041

it's established that the PFC versions are not silent. But as there is nothing better in the uk is the FSP Aurora 300Watt ATX PSU (FSP300-60PN(PF)(B) sold here http://www.theoverclockingstore.co.uk/productinfo.php?codeid=812832 be made as quiet as the non pf with the fan speed controler??? if not as...