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by soundOFsilence
Tue Feb 24, 2004 3:59 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Did I fry my PSU?????
Replies: 2
Views: 1059

Thanks for the reply. The Antec worked perfectly yesterday, even the standby wake-up works, it has not for a while now. So I went ahead and ordered a Coolmax Taurus ? 400w 120mm PSU from newegg, and the Antec is going back to BestBuy... I may just give that PSU to that friend of mine, since it works...
by soundOFsilence
Mon Feb 23, 2004 4:53 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Did I fry my PSU?????
Replies: 2
Views: 1059

Did I fry my PSU?????

I have a workspower 120mm psu, and I had modified it by cutting the power to its fan and connecting it to one of its power connector's 5volt leads to slow it down. Starting yesterday morning couple of months after this mod, the PC won't turn on. The only hint of life is when I hard plug the PC the m...
by soundOFsilence
Mon Dec 15, 2003 12:45 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How to slow down the PSU fan?
Replies: 8
Views: 4165

I may consider reversing the rear case fan then, this would create positive pressure inside the case (front AND rear fan blowing into the case), with the only outlet being through the PSU. Anyone tried that?
by soundOFsilence
Sun Dec 14, 2003 12:21 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How to slow down the PSU fan?
Replies: 8
Views: 4165

Case temp rose to max 33, however mobo temp reads around 40, cpu is around 46 or so. A little high, but probably sustainable... I was looking at the airflow in the back, the 80mm case fan is stealing all the air that comes the front since it has unbostructed air path, the PSU is getting the leftover...
by soundOFsilence
Sun Dec 14, 2003 2:49 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How to slow down the PSU fan?
Replies: 8
Views: 4165

I just did the 5V mod, that reduced the PSU noise dramatically, I now hear the wind noise from the window and the fridge noise 2 doors down more than the PC. Cool! There is still some residual noise, afterall there are four fans and 2 hard drives in there... It was pretty simple and took about 20 mi...
by soundOFsilence
Fri Dec 12, 2003 9:10 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How to slow down the PSU fan?
Replies: 8
Views: 4165

How to slow down the PSU fan?

I have a workspower 360W 120mm PSU (www.workspower.com), even though it has a 120mm fan it is very noisy as it does not have fan speed control (neither manual not automatic) based on load or temparature. It just keeps spinning on max speed (or so it seems) and does not vary spin rate or noise. What ...
by soundOFsilence
Sat Dec 06, 2003 7:14 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: p4p800 standby fan noise!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2791

Solved that last bit too. Copied: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\usb] "USBBIOSHACKS"=dword:00000000 "USBBIOSx"=dword:00000000 (copyright crazy @ thegreenbutton.com :)) into usb.reg file in notepad, and double click to add to registry. Voila...
by soundOFsilence
Sat Dec 06, 2003 6:59 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: p4p800 standby fan noise!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2791

Ok, I have solved the issue for the most part. I have set the S3 (suspend to ram) option in the bios. When I select standby, now the system suspends to ram and turns all fans off. This works as fast as an S1 standby, and not like s4 hibernation. I have checked, and the XP Media Center TV recorder do...
by soundOFsilence
Fri Dec 05, 2003 1:01 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: p4p800 standby fan noise!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2791

Thanks for the replies. I guess I will have to live with it. I wonder how the HPs pulled it off. The m300y was an off brand microATX motherboard. I will need to get a quiet power supply for sure, because the one I have is definitely not silent. It is a 120mm Works Power PSU, www.workspower.com. I wo...
by soundOFsilence
Fri Dec 05, 2003 11:50 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: p4p800 standby fan noise!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2791

My previous 2 PCs would turn all fans off when in Standby. But they were both HPs, not custom built like this one, maybe that was the reason. 2 laptops I worked with would turn everything off as well, but, those are laptops... I guess there is no way around this? This is an XP Media Center PC, and I...
by soundOFsilence
Fri Dec 05, 2003 11:05 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: p4p800 standby fan noise!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2791

p4p800 standby fan noise!!!

I see that many people here have the p4p800Deluxe, When my p4p800 deluxe goes into standby, the OS is put on standby fine, but all the fans including the PSU keep running. What can I do such that when the PC is on standby, it is silent? Even the CPU fan keeps running, which runs off of the mobo. Do ...
by soundOFsilence
Mon Nov 10, 2003 10:37 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is Seagate 7200.7 80gig SATA quiet?
Replies: 1
Views: 1232

Is Seagate 7200.7 80gig SATA quiet?

Is it quieter than the 160gig version? I owned the 160 gig, and the seek noise was just killing me. Is 80 gig quieter? Does it have one platter? I was also reading the thread about the intermittent buzzing on the 7200.7 80gig, and got a little worried. How does it compare to the 120 gig 7200.7 or Ma...
by soundOFsilence
Fri Nov 07, 2003 4:13 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: OT: Does the P4P800 Deluxe play well with Geil ram?
Replies: 6
Views: 1558

Thanks for the replies! Does anyone have positive experiences with Corsair ram? Is corsair in general better quality than Geil?
by soundOFsilence
Thu Nov 06, 2003 3:46 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: OT: Does the P4P800 Deluxe play well with Geil ram?
Replies: 6
Views: 1558

OT: Does the P4P800 Deluxe play well with Geil ram?

I read somewhere that there are conflicts between the P4P800 Deluxe and Corsair ram, I want to make sure Geil works ok. I am looking at 2 x 256mb PC3200, I dont know the specific model, but it has a heatspreader on it.

Thanks in advance!!!
by soundOFsilence
Thu Oct 02, 2003 2:27 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GeForceFX 5200 good for watching TV/DVD/HDTV?
Replies: 3
Views: 2460

GeForceFX 5200 good for watching TV/DVD/HDTV?

I am considering the GEForceFX 5200 for a media center PC, the toughest job would be to handle video, DVD, TV, and soon HDTV. No gaming in sight at all. Is the GEForce 5200 good enough for this purpose? The other alternative is GEForceFX 5600, but it has a noisy fan which I am trying to avoid. Remov...
by soundOFsilence
Wed Sep 24, 2003 3:03 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Overture
Replies: 28
Views: 9949

josephclemente wrote:I just got my Antec Overture from NewEgg!
So can you give us a quick review when you have some time? Is the front bezel aluminum looking or plasticy? Have you equipped it up? How well does the fan cool the innards?

And the question on everyone's mind, how quiet is it? :D
by soundOFsilence
Tue Sep 16, 2003 1:03 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Overture
Replies: 28
Views: 9949

I would be more concerned with the location of the CPU. It seems to be far from the only case fan and any source of fresh air and right next to the hard drives. Barbecue anyone?
by soundOFsilence
Tue Aug 05, 2003 9:32 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Which fortron psu is right for me???
Replies: 2
Views: 1620

I would also be interested to hear about how these PSUs compare. In terms of noise, heat, the operation of the manual fan knob etc. Does anyone have the 350W Aurora PSU?
by soundOFsilence
Fri Aug 01, 2003 10:01 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 2003 Anandtech Power Supply Roundup Part II
Replies: 28
Views: 8566

Interesting about ThermalTake PurePower 480W being tops for noise -- .. I have a hard time believing it also. It would have been nice to see how the Seasonic matches up. Look at the thermal performance roundup as well. http://www.anandtech.com/showdoc.html?i=1841&p=22 Do you really need another 42 ...
by soundOFsilence
Wed Jul 30, 2003 9:41 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New case by Zalman!
Replies: 28
Views: 19431

It does look hastily prepared to me too, especially from the poor use of the English language. Also, the case does not look like it has a front and back panel, which had seemed odd to me. Some further Q and A from a zalman rep (actually the same rep as quoted above): Thank you very much for your fer...
by soundOFsilence
Wed Jul 30, 2003 9:21 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New case by Zalman!
Replies: 28
Views: 19431

Here is a link to the Zalman promotional material regarding the TNN500A. This is the cleanest version of the promo info I have seen yet.

http://www.windys.com.br/files/tnn2b.jpg
by soundOFsilence
Wed Jul 30, 2003 7:36 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Critique my silent PC plan
Replies: 17
Views: 4244

Although I have not heard the 6fire, everyone raves about it. There is a review on the web that says it is better than the Revo. http://www.tech-report.com/reviews/2003q2/maudio-rev/index.x?pg=1 There is also a "light" version of the 6fire, 6/Fire LT, I believe you can get that for around $100. If y...
by soundOFsilence
Thu Jul 24, 2003 8:00 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New case by Zalman!
Replies: 28
Views: 19431

I think a $900 for a case like this make sense.

Aluminum HS Case (with more than 2 times the aluminum of a $200 Al case) $400
Fanless PSU $250
VGA Heatpipe Cooler $30
Fanless CPU Cooler $50

Thats about $730. I guess the rest is R&D. Regardless, I know that I would not pay $900 for a case :)
by soundOFsilence
Wed Jul 16, 2003 4:34 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: GMC Noblesse SE a good candidate for quiet case?
Replies: 7
Views: 2963

I have the regular version (the one without the HDD selector or sound selector) I'm currently building a p4 system into it. Where did you get yours? Is that the Ahanix brand or the GMC brand? Does it have a side window as shown on newegg.com? I think the HDD and sound selectors are pretty "useless"...
by soundOFsilence
Wed Jul 16, 2003 4:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: GMC Noblesse SE a good candidate for quiet case?
Replies: 7
Views: 2963

same company that does this case http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=5977 That's right. I saw the X21 as well, and I think it look even better. But it seems to have much more restricted airflow. I don't know what can be done on it without making it look like a lamb chop. Nobless SE see...
by soundOFsilence
Wed Jul 16, 2003 9:11 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: GMC Noblesse SE a good candidate for quiet case?
Replies: 7
Views: 2963

GMC Noblesse SE a good candidate for quiet case?

I was browsing through cases, I came across the GMC Noblesse SE case, newegg.com has it here , but they seem to be out of them. It is pretty well sealed, with a cover for optical drives, and has some sound dampening material according to some reviews. I think it may be even too sealed for airflow. B...
by soundOFsilence
Mon Jul 14, 2003 9:01 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron 120mm FSP300-60PN or FSP350-60PN more quiet?
Replies: 2
Views: 1515

I have seen in the "loooong" thread referenced above that the PF version is said to be louder. It was suggested that PF inherently should not make it any louder, so it remains a mystery as to why it is so. Maybe someone can verify/explain.

Can anyone shed any light on the questions above?
by soundOFsilence
Thu Jul 10, 2003 8:58 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron 120mm FSP300-60PN or FSP350-60PN more quiet?
Replies: 2
Views: 1515

Fortron 120mm FSP300-60PN or FSP350-60PN more quiet?

I am trying to decide between these two as I had mentioned in this thread . I have read all the threads (especially the loooooong one about them) but have not seen a head-to-head comparison. Does the 300 watt version have a constant speed fan (enough for max load) as mentioned elsewhere, or an autom...
by soundOFsilence
Wed Jul 09, 2003 7:23 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: CPU thermal properties vary by SPEC? How to specify SPEC?
Replies: 5
Views: 1970

Jan, thanks for clearing that up. I realize now that many of these CPUs are not "1.6a" after all, they appear to be plain "1.6". But... even between the box and the OEM version, there is quite a bit of difference. Box (SL62S) has thermal guideline at 38W, OEM (SL668) has it at 46.8W. So, should we p...
by soundOFsilence
Tue Jul 08, 2003 1:52 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: CPU thermal properties vary by SPEC? How to specify SPEC?
Replies: 5
Views: 1970

CPU thermal properties vary by SPEC? How to specify SPEC?

I have been researching thermal properties of various CPUs. For example, there are 8 different spec versions on the Pentium 4 1.6A chip: SL6BC 1.60 GHZ BOX 400 MHz 478 pin PPGA FC-PGA2 SL679 1.60 GHZ BOTH 400 MHz 478 pin PPGA FC-PGA2 SL668 1.60 GHZ BOX 400 MHz 478 pin PPGA FC-PGA2 SL62S 1.60 GHZ OEM...