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by nbac
Tue Apr 03, 2007 2:30 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: dell inspiron 9400 with 7900GS
Replies: 3
Views: 4231

Only second hand information (as I'm interested in this model too) It sounds awful on max, and yes it turns the fans on and of in a very annoying manner. But from what I have read, it supports i8kfangui (Google!), which helps to reduce the problem somewhat. But even in idle the fans need to spin (sl...
by nbac
Wed Aug 30, 2006 1:47 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: news post: Efficient PSUs that don't start
Replies: 44
Views: 37488

Although my stuff is much older than what’s mentioned in the article,
it still occurs approximately 1 out of 10 cold starts.

I will try the resistor/cap fix.

Interesting read nevertheless!
by nbac
Fri Aug 18, 2006 2:10 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Aerocase Condor: A Massive, Passive VGA Cooler
Replies: 55
Views: 33476

Interesting test results!
by nbac
Sun Nov 20, 2005 11:19 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Swap fan on a VF700
Replies: 25
Views: 12409

Going back to main topic: I tried 3 fans (ADDA, Globe, Panaflo) until I went for the Nexus. What a waste of time! Why didn't I start with the Nexus? Anyway, it seems to be the perfect companion for the vf-700. I've had my system untouched for the last 6 months, and I'm very satisfied with noise leve...
by nbac
Sun Aug 14, 2005 11:30 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: NEW Asus Extreme 7800GTX TOP [with AC Silencer]
Replies: 15
Views: 4704

cotdt wrote:The 7800GT uses 50W less power than the 7800GTX. I think you can passively cool the 7800GT w/o worries.
That’s 50W AC. Subtract the inefficiency of the PSU and you are closer
to the difference reported by xbitlabs
by nbac
Mon Aug 08, 2005 11:04 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Prescott & Stacker: The Challenge.
Replies: 20
Views: 13335

Have you tried the 80x15 Panaflo yet?
by nbac
Mon Aug 08, 2005 10:30 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 6600GT, 6800GT: noise levels and performance
Replies: 11
Views: 3729

The Leadtek is about as noisy as the VF-700cu at 12V, but performs much worse.

I can only relate to Nvidias GF4x00ti reference cooler, (don't know anything about Albatron 4800)
which produce slightly less noise than Leadtek's HSF.
by nbac
Fri Aug 05, 2005 11:42 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: need some help, i want to overclock a venice 3000+
Replies: 1
Views: 972

First, search other forums for OC related stuff. (like anandtech forums or ocforums) 1. Zalman fanmate, any type 2. You will never know until you try, but as a rule of thumb: If your CPU doesn't overclock decently using the stock cooler it's no good anyway. More exotic coolers can be used to lower t...
by nbac
Fri Aug 05, 2005 11:17 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Spare parts for VF700?
Replies: 7
Views: 2444

Can't you just return it to the store you bought it from?
by nbac
Fri Jul 15, 2005 12:18 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung P120 200GB Hard Drive Review
Replies: 53
Views: 52359

Nice review :)
Too bad AAM doesn't seem to work. (I can't hear any difference either)

Is this a trend? First the 7200.7 and now the P120.
by nbac
Thu Jun 30, 2005 2:28 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Is my cpu burning up creating a smell?
Replies: 9
Views: 2666

I would say it's the PSU. Some smell awful some don't.
The good thing: it fades with time.
by nbac
Wed Jun 15, 2005 2:17 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: A new king for VGA air-cooling? Thermalright V1 - 80mm fan!
Replies: 12
Views: 4252

Seems to cool very well but it'll probably be pricey compared to a VF700. And heatsinks for the memory chips seem to be almost impossible to attach. Good initiative by Thermalright though and it'll look good beside their other products :) And if you'll decide to make a fan swap you'll probably get ...
by nbac
Tue Jun 14, 2005 1:42 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: I looked but did not see a fan swap on a Zalman VF700
Replies: 2
Views: 1389

by nbac
Tue May 31, 2005 6:31 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best CPU Fan for Athlon 64 3800+ on a ASUS A8V Deluxe MB
Replies: 16
Views: 4991

Read the review to find out which fan to buy:
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article186-page1.html
by nbac
Wed May 11, 2005 10:27 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: No SPCR reviews of Tagan 480W yet?
Replies: 7
Views: 2402

Whet1134

Why do you think you need more power?
How did you locate the source of the instability to your PSU?

Your system is in the 120-130W DC range, I can't see why
a 300W PSU shouldn't be able to handle that.

I have read some complaints about Tagan, search the forum!
by nbac
Sun May 08, 2005 12:37 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Swap fan on a VF700
Replies: 25
Views: 12409

This is what the ADDA AD0812DX look like on a VF-700cu
by nbac
Thu May 05, 2005 12:08 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Successfully replaced fan in ST400
Replies: 0
Views: 744

Successfully replaced fan in ST400

I just replaced a slightly clicking D12SM with a Papst 4412F/2GL in my Super Tornado 400 A3. I first intended to install a Nexus, but since it's a low speed fan I didn't like the idea of powering it from the PSU's fan regulator. So I tried the Papst instead, with a similar spec to the original fan. ...
by nbac
Fri Apr 29, 2005 10:44 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: replacement fan for zalman zf700cu
Replies: 3
Views: 1660

...glacialtech silentblade, aha! A fan I haven't tried :)

I will try the Nexus too, but if it doesn’t work, maybe I
should buy a few more L1A to see if I have some luck.
by nbac
Fri Apr 29, 2005 8:23 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: X800 XL - PSU Ramping Up
Replies: 8
Views: 3053

But the x800XL is supposed to be a low power enthusiast card. And your PSU should also be rather good, so If the fan ramps up, you either got a very high power CPU or poor case ventilation?
by nbac
Thu Apr 28, 2005 3:25 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: replacement fan for zalman zf700cu
Replies: 3
Views: 1660

The performance improvement is neglectable, despite replacing the 15mm thick fan with a 25mm L1a. However it's much easier to your ear. My problem is that I simply cannot find a good 80mm fan here. Bought a few chinaflows but were not impressed, tried a few other fans (globe, papst) but ended up wit...
by nbac
Sat Apr 23, 2005 12:55 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: can anyone OVERclock an AMD64 and keep it quiet n cool??
Replies: 24
Views: 12228

I could reach 2.2GHz with CnQ. But 2.4GHz requires 1.5V and thus
disabling CnQ on my particular board (ASUS A8V)

But I have to admit I'm doing it for fun, since it doesn't increase the
overall noise level. The gaming advantage usually isn't noticeable.
by nbac
Thu Apr 21, 2005 11:03 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic Super Tornado 300W A3 Mod?
Replies: 10
Views: 2385

It's a cheap but sturdy Aopen 45 miditower, modified to hold a 120mm rear case fan, and with a 120mm hole in the bottom of the case. The case is suspended under my desk. All sides in the case has been covered with a vibration absorber for cars. Total weight: 25kg! All drive bays has been removed. I ...
by nbac
Thu Apr 21, 2005 10:28 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic Super Tornado 300W A3 Mod?
Replies: 10
Views: 2385

I think you will be fine with the Tornado. Mine stays in the
700-800rpm range during idle and load.

The Yate Loon in my sample isn't the best I have heard,
but I will buy 5 D12SM and pick the quietest as soon
as I can find a source in EU.
by nbac
Tue Apr 12, 2005 10:25 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: CrystalCPUID: User Configurable Cool 'n' Quiet
Replies: 106
Views: 84817

Changing multipliers on the fly works fine, but voltages remain at ridicules high levels 1.65V!!! max/ 1.35V min. I have 'enabled voltages' but nothing happens. Must be a BIOS issue (A8V rev2, 1009.007). I have to disable CnQ to be able to control the voltages at all. Anyway, it's only an 8W(AC) dif...
by nbac
Tue Apr 12, 2005 8:03 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Heat pipe boiling noise?
Replies: 3
Views: 1591

You mean GPU, right?

I'm not trying to say that it isn't the sound of boiling water,
but I would have a hard time hearing it over the DC/DC
converters on my last 2 generations of Video cards.

Can you hear if the noise is louder in games?
by nbac
Sat Apr 02, 2005 9:23 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Just suspended my HDD - WOW! [PICS]
Replies: 8
Views: 3383

I have another concern about the choice of a potentiometer: Carbon potentiometers can usually only handle 0.2-0.4W, making them not so good for fan regulation. Cermet potentiometers are almost as inexpensive and can handle 1-2W. Good enough for low speed fans. Wire wound potentiometers have the high...
by nbac
Fri Apr 01, 2005 10:51 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: SPCR is 3 years old today
Replies: 40
Views: 13126

It has all been said so: Ditto!

Congratulations MikeC
by nbac
Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:31 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much will a 300w power supply run?
Replies: 284
Views: 607116

But I think the FSP will start to sweat with two 6800U.
It will be close to 220W DC! Include derating and MTBF
and you have probably shortened it's lifetime considerable.
by nbac
Fri Mar 18, 2005 11:30 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quiet power supply for nVidia 6800 Ultra videocard ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1167

Welcome to SPCR!!! I don't think that particular video card is common among SPCR members. It's hard to say if you can safely swap the fans on your PSU, -it depends on your other components. But you will probably be working in the 150-200W (DC) region where most PSUs start to get noisy. If you can a...
by nbac
Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:40 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Got my VF700 Cu installed last night
Replies: 6
Views: 2537

Nice one.. :) I have one question though, i installed a 700cu yesterday and though it seems to fit tight against the core it easily rotates a bit. No tilting or anything, it just rotates a bit the same way the fan rotates. I did the mounting very carefully, the tim(AS3) is just fine and the screws ...