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by Keel
Tue Aug 26, 2003 1:21 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Is my memory bad??
Replies: 21
Views: 5482

are you sure it's not the cpu? test with the multiplier at 9x
by Keel
Tue Aug 26, 2003 1:02 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: A7n8x chassisfan and powerfan connection problems...
Replies: 7
Views: 1837

i think asus has that q-fan thing which slows down or stops fans according to settings in the bios. try looking there
by Keel
Tue Aug 26, 2003 8:26 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Is my memory bad??
Replies: 21
Views: 5482

drfinalfantasy, wat timings are you running the memory at? also i see you're running a barton 2500+, can you confirm it's stable at 200mhz fsb?
by Keel
Sun Aug 24, 2003 10:38 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ducting an sk-7.
Replies: 4
Views: 1512

dryfire...you just want a duct to concentrate the air right?

bolting an empty fan frame between the heatsink and the fan might do the trick...but i don't think this will work too well with a low flow fan though
by Keel
Fri Aug 22, 2003 7:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Opinions on prime95
Replies: 5
Views: 5242

Opinions on prime95

Recently, the upgrade bug bit me and i got a new Barton 2500+ along with an Abit NF7-S and some Buffalo pc3700 (winbond BH-5 chips). I wanted to see what the rage was about setting the fsb directly to 200mhz, reaching xp 3200+ speeds (i have an ax-7 with a 12v L1a providing cooling) however prime95 ...
by Keel
Fri Aug 22, 2003 6:35 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 50 C normal?
Replies: 25
Views: 6234

POLIST8 wrote:How much Goop did you put on the CPU? You should only use enough to make a thin layer on the core...
bah...p4/celery=glop that stuff on, the rule for the thin transparent layer goes out the window b/c the heatspreader is HUGE and uneven compared to the exposed core of athlons
by Keel
Fri Aug 22, 2003 6:27 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: ???New WD "JB" Drives?
Replies: 1
Views: 1199

???New WD "JB" Drives?

i got another wd800jb to set up in SATA raid (yaya i'm a masochist :lol:) but as soon as i picked it up i knew it was different from my old 800jb. the new drive looks totally different and is a lot lighter, furthermore, temps can be read through SMART!!! i wouldn't say it runs quieter/faster than my...
by Keel
Sun Aug 17, 2003 4:28 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Micro-ATX mobo
Replies: 13
Views: 4492

ack...wat happened to socket 478 compatibility? an nforce2 platform would be ideal to making a HTPC but lacsap wanted it to be an intel system i think http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduct.asp?DEPA=&submit=Go&description=AXION+A4%2DA292+%2DRETAIL that looks good to me, although no 800fsb support, it...
by Keel
Sun Aug 17, 2003 4:06 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Need Advice: Antec Sonato or Chenbro PC61166
Replies: 4
Views: 2098

The chenbro comes with a pretty loud fan according to the crucible.ca review Sunon KD1212PTB3-6A 2.4w 120mm fan 120 x 25mm 0.20A, 2.4W, 2400RPM, 69CFM, 35.5 DBa also...imo it looks extemely tacky compared to the sleek "piano black "sonata the final blow...no reset button...wtf??? the sonata 120mm fa...
by Keel
Sun Aug 17, 2003 3:42 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: http://www.buildsilentpc.com
Replies: 14
Views: 5266

Hmmm...you can't blame anyone for trying to make a buck off the net. There aren't that many sites out there dedicated to "quietness" and i think buildsilentpc is one of the nicer ones, although it is directed at a more mainstream audience. The Nexus 301 is still pwm just like the 201, but allows adj...
by Keel
Sat Aug 16, 2003 12:50 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: http://www.buildsilentpc.com
Replies: 14
Views: 5266

http://www.buildsilentpc.com

Anyone been to this site? Wouldn't be surprised if Will Smith is a member here at spcr:D

http://www.buildsilentpc.com
by Keel
Fri Aug 15, 2003 6:02 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Types of fans used @ 80mm
Replies: 10
Views: 2226

3 L1a's + 1 thermal controlled NMB for me, would be 4 L1a's but too lazy to crack open psu again
by Keel
Tue Aug 12, 2003 2:30 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooling recommendations for an Athlon XP 2000 please
Replies: 9
Views: 2698

I would recommend the thermalright ax-7 but it has gone the way of the do-do :cry:
by Keel
Tue Aug 12, 2003 2:25 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New Transmeta Efficeon CPU
Replies: 4
Views: 1579

sounds pretty good. :D

i would take battery life over performance in a laptop anyday. hopefully using the efficeon, there will be a laptop made with 10+ hours battery life
by Keel
Tue Aug 12, 2003 2:17 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Any tips to improve this system?
Replies: 12
Views: 3011

thx for the comments SometimesWarrior! The TV Tuner has no form of cooling.... I have a Gigabyte 7DXE Motherboard and I tend to believe the temps that its telling me. In fact the temps that I get in BIOS instead of from MBM are a few degrees lower. Ill try cooling the TV tuner and see if that makes...
by Keel
Tue Aug 12, 2003 2:08 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How to Build a Cheap and Quiet AMD Dually
Replies: 7
Views: 2385

Zhentar wrote:the point of the mobo they recommend is that it has multiplier adjustments.
sorry...should have cleared that up. multiplier adjusts to only 12.5 :?

that's why he wrote all that stuff on blowing bridges
by Keel
Tue Aug 12, 2003 1:31 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Nice site on reviews cooling and silent performance.
Replies: 8
Views: 2704

frosty wrote:Yes had to pull myself away there, he does not seem as worried about noise though as we are.
yaya but they do test acoustics and let you listen, which is pretty nice i think
only other place i've found that let's you audition fans is sidewinder
by Keel
Tue Aug 12, 2003 1:19 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: AMD64 logo
Replies: 19
Views: 5298

i can't really place my finger on it but the two "swirly" things looks very familiar

def flashier than the k7 logos but can't really say it looks better

http://www.amdmb.com/#News-6709
by Keel
Sun Aug 10, 2003 10:34 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fanless nvidia cards
Replies: 32
Views: 20158

imo you got ripped off!!! that albatron is a crippled 5200 (should be called 5200 lite or something) it only has the the 64bit memory bus. there will be super low memory bandwith... nvidia also chose to do this a while with the gf4 mx420 also to lower the prices. before that the last cards to have t...
by Keel
Sun Aug 10, 2003 10:00 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How to Build a Cheap and Quiet AMD Dually
Replies: 7
Views: 2385

arg...if they only made a dual board with muliplier adjustments i'd be all over this
by Keel
Sun Aug 10, 2003 9:42 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Best 19" CRT monitor for gaming
Replies: 35
Views: 10997

You can also ask your monitor repairer to apply the plastic spray if you don't want to open the crt yourself. Yeah if it's under warranty just take it in to an authorized repair shop...should have it fixed in a jiffy. might have to tip a little though? i use a samsung 955df. sometimes it buzzes whe...
by Keel
Sun Aug 10, 2003 9:30 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: What's the best "stock" computer to mod later?
Replies: 16
Views: 11318

try this: www.abspc.com no proprietory stuff and you know exactly what's in it, but of course there's always that ~$200 overhead paid for them assembling it
reseller ratings

btw abspc is run by the same people who run newegg!!!! :shock:
by Keel
Sat Aug 09, 2003 4:58 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which Fan Controller?
Replies: 23
Views: 8176

thanks for the responses, figured out the the aerogate is pwm by the circuitry...arg a shot of the back of the aerogate I http://www.systemcooling.com/images/reviews/Fans/CoolerMaster_AeroGateI/Image4.jpg circuitry of the vantec nexus nxp-201 http://www.virtual-hideout.net/reviews/vantec_nexus_contr...
by Keel
Sat Aug 09, 2003 3:00 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Chieftec PSU modding - again
Replies: 8
Views: 2914

Re: Chieftec PSU modding - again

(If it ain't broke - don't fix it !!!). Yep. But the noise coming from the psu just seems that much LOUDER :shock: when you could do something to fix it. Most people here who haven't purchased quiet psus here have modded their own with panaflo L1a's or M1a's. Wait at least an hour after unplugging ...
by Keel
Sat Aug 09, 2003 2:51 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: FSP350-60BN whining noise
Replies: 6
Views: 2022

aeon wrote:Well about starting up the psu without any load, do I have to take the green wire out of the 20 pin connector and connect it to any black wire on the 20 connector?
Use a paper clip to short it out. Wrap it in electrical tape if you're feeling paranoid or don't trust yourself.
by Keel
Thu Aug 07, 2003 1:28 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which Fan Controller?
Replies: 23
Views: 8176

Which Fan Controller?

I'm gonna get a fan controller...I have looked at various models but can't really decide on what to get. help me out!!! Vantec Nexus 201 -imo looks awesome but it's pwm and only lowers to 7v... do all pwm controllers generate "buzzing" or is it the luck of the draw? can the buzzing be muffled by foa...
by Keel
Sun Aug 03, 2003 10:13 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Help!!! Computer acting weird. AHHHHHHHH
Replies: 4
Views: 1382

hey drff the power supply readings are slightly off iirc the geforce3 runs at 1.5v (1.4 shouldn't be a problem) and the voodoo at 3.3, so that's normal the 5v and 12v rails are definitely off though. i think +-5% is acceptable but 4.3v and 12.7v respectively are both out of spec do you have a spare ...
by Keel
Sun Aug 03, 2003 12:30 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Which fortron psu is right for me???
Replies: 2
Views: 1620

power-wise both should be more than enough the 350w aurora does look realllllly nice...not just the fan, the whole psu casing has a shiny chrome finish to it but it costs almost twice :cry: as much shipped as the normal 300w w/120mm fan i would go for just the regular one b/c i don't have a window t...
by Keel
Sat Aug 02, 2003 6:29 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Disable chipset fan
Replies: 6
Views: 1873

Hey Mr K welcome to SPCR Which IC-7 do you have? Is the top of the heatsink on the nb aluminum or plastic? I believe they had to revised the nb heatsink b/c people were complaining about the noise. In either case, you can try disabling the fan and see if it causes any problems in stability, (should ...
by Keel
Sat Aug 02, 2003 6:18 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is there a software that turns off fans w/going to standby?
Replies: 16
Views: 5225

in the acpi settings of the bios you can set the standby to S3 (str) mode

if ur running xp, hibernation will work as well