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by manalainen
Thu Sep 08, 2005 1:32 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which DVD Burner would you get?
Replies: 59
Views: 24922

Hi, just an update, I managed to quiet my NEC 3540 down with the help of Nero DriveSpeed software which was mentioned earlier in this thread by meglamaniac. Thanks for reminding me of it, it´s a great piece of software. Both cd and dvd playback are quiet now, none of that highspeed revving up of cd´...
by manalainen
Thu Aug 18, 2005 12:56 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which DVD Burner would you get?
Replies: 59
Views: 24922

Well, for a second opinion (and a rather thorough review) on the NEC ND-3540A have a look here: CD Freaks review of ND-3450A . I have that drive and thusfar have had no problem reading any discs, be it CD´s or DVD´s. Initialization of inserted dics can be a bit slow but I think that has more to do w...
by manalainen
Wed May 18, 2005 3:30 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Abit got mobos with heatpipes!
Replies: 88
Views: 43566

Oh-kay, Abit just officially released the 2.0 version of their A8N mobo´s with the new OTES system that utilizes a heatpipe on the NB :D

Press release Click on the link in the middle of page, opens up in a popup.

Product page.
by manalainen
Wed May 18, 2005 3:08 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need advice. Choosing a 939 MB
Replies: 10
Views: 4355

If you can wait for a while Abit´s new 2.0 versions of their AN8 boards might just be the ticket. The new OTES system utilizes a heatpipe on the NB :D

Press release (Click on the link in the middle of the page, opens up in a popup.)

Product page.
by manalainen
Mon May 16, 2005 12:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital Caviar SE 320GB SATA (WD3200JD) ?
Replies: 13
Views: 5695

Bumbittitybump!

So, any news/updates about them WD3200JD´s? :P
by manalainen
Sun Apr 17, 2005 10:42 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital Caviar SE 320GB SATA (WD3200JD) ?
Replies: 13
Views: 5695

Halcy,

just checking, weren´t you from Finland (murobbs etc.)? Where did you order those drives from, price?

I´m planning on buying a couple of these for my next upgrade, currently I have a couple of 7200.7 Barracuda SATA´s, the offline scanning is starting to get mighty irritating.
by manalainen
Wed Mar 16, 2005 4:48 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Coolermaster Stacker II, Wavemaster II
Replies: 19
Views: 8543

I have a black SATA version of that Supermicro backplane. I replaced the original monster-of-a-fan with a 92mm Zalman, works ok but isn´t really quiet, still somewhat wooshy and the drives are not decoupled so seek noises are audible. Keeps the drives at acceptable temperatures though. I like it, it...
by manalainen
Wed Sep 29, 2004 11:50 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Tagan PSUs - DO NOT BUY!!
Replies: 21
Views: 13535

Well, yeah, we really are very much on our own when it comes to Tagan. I had my battle against the windmills last spring when the 380W Tagan PSU I bought made this little irritating buzzing/rustling noise from day one (Later I found out that it was one of the PCB surfacemounted components that was c...
by manalainen
Fri Sep 10, 2004 5:32 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone ST30NF Fanless PSU review
Replies: 89
Views: 73130

Wellwellwell, thread hijacking all the way... Sorry about this but I had to reply to GB Joe´s post. As it happens I bought that case for my workstation just a couple of months ago. The design is really open airflow wise and well, if there is something inside that makes noise then you can hear it. I...
by manalainen
Thu Aug 19, 2004 11:11 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate answers about 7200.8
Replies: 42
Views: 28254

Oh great... After a long and carefull searching around I placed an order two days ago for a 7200.7 200GB SATA HDD (supposedly not yet with NCQ but who can utilize it now? Not me...) Well, I don´t care to cancel the order because I got a nice price for the drive and I think that it is gonna fulfill ...
by manalainen
Mon Aug 09, 2004 2:47 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1616467

Prodigy - Hotride
by manalainen
Thu Apr 29, 2004 12:00 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Tagan TG480-U01 480W PSU
Replies: 6
Views: 3974

Well well, seems that Tagan isn´t overly keen on answering anyones emails... I emailed their tech support twice over the period of two weeks, polite and informative posts where I outlined the problem (ticking and buzzing), when it took place (12V rail getting hammered doing dual instances of Prime95...
by manalainen
Wed Mar 03, 2004 2:30 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Passive cooling: Zalman ZM80C + Slot 1 400MHz P2
Replies: 17
Views: 5722

I have to ask Kizmo for the numbers (Don´t know him personally but he frequents the same finnish HW forum that I do...). So far he hasn´t given any numbers so I don´t know if he can acquire them. I don´t know if P2´s have an internal temp sensor so one could check the temp from BIOS. But if and when...
by manalainen
Wed Mar 03, 2004 1:43 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Passive cooling: Zalman ZM80C + Slot 1 400MHz P2
Replies: 17
Views: 5722

Passive cooling: Zalman ZM80C + Slot 1 400MHz P2

Pretty neat, the article is in finnish but you should get the point from the pictures. I think it would work with a faster Slot 1 processor also. He (Kizmo) says that the heatsinks get barely warm when running at stock speed. When overclocked to 533Mhz (4.0*133@2.6V) it gets somewhat warmer, no need...
by manalainen
Tue Feb 03, 2004 9:24 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: NB Fan on IC7-G + Zalman Fanmate 1?
Replies: 2
Views: 1577

Thanks for the info, was just the thing for me!

manalainen
by manalainen
Tue Feb 03, 2004 10:50 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: NB Fan on IC7-G + Zalman Fanmate 1?
Replies: 2
Views: 1577

NB Fan on IC7-G + Zalman Fanmate 1?

Hi,

has anyone used Zalman´s fanmate to regulate the NB fan speed on IC7-G? If so, how were the results?

manalainen
by manalainen
Tue Jan 27, 2004 3:20 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Need a quiet, black, fast CD-RW drive
Replies: 19
Views: 7130

Well, I would like to say my bit about the Lite-On drives, when playing media files (DVD, .avi files from CD etc.) the drive is very quiet, almost inaudible in my case (I have the LTC-48161H Combo drive). Ok, when the speed increases to max (Transferring files, installing stuff etc.) it gets a lot n...
by manalainen
Thu Dec 04, 2003 6:07 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Please help critic Coolermaster ATC 710 Case
Replies: 26
Views: 11236

Hi,

thanks for the reply, a local shop has a couple of them in stock so I can get my hands on one, pretty cheap also, 140 EUR (~160 or so USD). That is, it usually sells between 170-190 EUR here in Finland.
by manalainen
Thu Dec 04, 2003 1:21 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Please help critic Coolermaster ATC 710 Case
Replies: 26
Views: 11236

Hi, I´m thinking of buing a ATC-710 (Grey). I thought of doing a few modifications to it and I would like to know if the lower part of the bezel (the one with the filter) is easy to take off? Is it screwed on or does it have hinges like the door? I was planning on installing a 4 x 5´25" drive cage (...
by manalainen
Tue Apr 22, 2003 6:24 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Very loud Barracuda 7200.7 idle noise
Replies: 9
Views: 5783

I would suggest sending it back ASAP. I have a Barracuda 7200.7 (ATA100/80Gb/2Mb) and although it is just a little bit noisier than the Barracuda IV (ATA100/60Gb/2Mb) it replaced it is in my opinion a really quiet drive. My monitor makes more noise (Hitachi 19" CRT) I decoupled the drive with NoVibe...
by manalainen
Thu Feb 20, 2003 4:23 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New 400 watt PSU from Zalman
Replies: 13
Views: 5347

Here´s the link to the product page in english:

http://www.zalman.co.kr/english/product/zm400a-apf.htm

manalainen
by manalainen
Sun Feb 16, 2003 8:37 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: First English Zalman CNPS-7000 review
Replies: 13
Views: 5332

Well, about the fan, they said in the review that: ..The fan is fixed on the FHS but if needed, it can be removed together with the clip. ... So I think it is quite safe to assume that in case of a fan failure a replacement can be ordered/bought from any of the various retailers that provide this fa...
by manalainen
Fri Jan 24, 2003 11:46 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Up to 5GB on a credit card sized enclosure??? Article etc.
Replies: 4
Views: 2667

Up to 5GB on a credit card sized enclosure??? Article etc.

Hi, just ran into this PCworld article about a new kind of storage device: http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,108816,tk,dn011603X,00.asp Basically it seems to be a crossover between a HDD and a floppy... Hmm, makes me wonder and want to ask: Sir, can you BOOT from that? ;) Might be mighty goo...
by manalainen
Thu Jan 23, 2003 2:08 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 40GB (ATA-100) in Japan (Akiba)
Replies: 1
Views: 2587

Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 40GB (ATA-100) in Japan (Akiba)

Hello, saw this in SR-forums (Kudos to Sen of SR fame): Original post at SR: http://forums.storagereview.net/viewtopic.php?t=7859 Seagates info page, 80GB per platter, 40GB per side. http://www.seagate.com/cda/newsinfo/newsroom/releases/article/0,1121,1565,00.html Price: 10,980 Yen or US$93 Image & ...
by manalainen
Thu Jan 09, 2003 6:17 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Nexus PSU Video Review
Replies: 2
Views: 2032

Try downloading the video to your HDD and run it from there. That´s what I usually do (On a 512Kb/256Kb ADSL).

manalainen
by manalainen
Wed Jan 08, 2003 4:34 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Nexus 3000 in Finland???
Replies: 3
Views: 2216

Nexus 3000 in Finland???

Hi,

has anyone come across this PSU in Finland (Retailers)? Or anyone ordered it to Finland (As in from a Finnish webshop/store or from abroad, EU area)?

manalainen
by manalainen
Wed Aug 28, 2002 10:01 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is Panaflo even available in europe?
Replies: 45
Views: 27137

Don't know if you can find any more Swedes over there, we've got them all playing in the National Hockey League. Just kidding, may be there are some Norwegians and Danes who are looking for Panaflos too ? Or from Finland? :D I have also followed the situation with Panaflos and it feels quite absurd...
by manalainen
Mon Aug 12, 2002 2:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: The Quest for Quiet DVD/CD-RW drives
Replies: 4
Views: 5179

Well, <br> <br>I recently bought a LiteOn LTD-163D. So far I have been really impressed by it´s performance when playing DVD´s. It´s almost completely silent (It plays DVD´s 1X) if you don´t count the noise that occurs when it spins up or down etc. It´s quite loud when reading CD´s but I suppose you...
by manalainen
Mon Aug 12, 2002 2:32 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Review Suggestions?
Replies: 114
Views: 79776

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