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by exrcoupe
Tue Dec 02, 2003 10:46 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Anti-vibration feet for the case
Replies: 15
Views: 6056

I used those felt pads with adhesives that you use for putting under table legs or furniture to avoid scratching the floor. I stuck two of them together and then stuck them to the case. No vibrations from the case to the desk and it was super cheap.
by exrcoupe
Sat Nov 29, 2003 8:50 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Silencing a Geforce4 Ti4200
Replies: 25
Views: 10392

I just silenced by Abit Siluro GeForce4 Ti4200 using the Zalman ZM80C-HP with optional ZM-OP1 Fan. It was alittle difficult to remove the original heatsync, but once that was off, the zalman mounting was fairly strait forward. Right now I'm running the card at 301/601 using the fan at 5v. Almost no...
by exrcoupe
Wed Nov 19, 2003 8:17 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD vibration & noise reducing methods - ranked
Replies: 195
Views: 626263

What I've done is to stack my hdds on the base of my case at the front with my intake fan blowing over them. Instead of placing the bottom hd directly on the foam that I have on the base of the case, I have screwed in cable clips so that the hd will sit 1/2" above the foam so air can flow under the ...
by exrcoupe
Tue Nov 11, 2003 8:23 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Max safe temp for hard drives?
Replies: 103
Views: 308010

So after all this debate, it still is left undecided and it's left up to what you're comfortable with? But it seems that the general concensus is that 55C is a safe range correct? I ask this because I had just installed a cdrw so I had to re-arrange my setup with 2 hard drives and another cdrom. So ...
by exrcoupe
Fri Nov 07, 2003 10:57 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Question(s) about the Zalman CNPS7000A-ALCU
Replies: 42
Views: 13601

exrcoupe, your 7000 fan STOPS when you put the fanmate at lowest?! That is strange. Maybe your fanmate has more (or shifted) range than mine. Yeah, it's a bit disconcerting if it happens to get set to the lowest setting. But I'm very happy with it, even at full load, my CPU temp maxes out at 42C ev...
by exrcoupe
Thu Oct 30, 2003 8:08 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Question(s) about the Zalman CNPS7000A-ALCU
Replies: 42
Views: 13601

Actually, when I put the fanmate on the lowest setting the fan actually stops.
by exrcoupe
Thu Oct 30, 2003 7:17 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Question(s) about the Zalman CNPS7000A-ALCU
Replies: 42
Views: 13601

1. Normal mode is if you leave the fanmate at full speed. Silent mode is if you lower the speed of the fanmate. Either way it's quiet. 2. Ask Zalman. 3. I slowed my 7000ACU fan down to 1850rpm (not sure what voltage that is) and my overclocked XP1800 is running at 1903Mhz (173x11) and is at 42C at f...
by exrcoupe
Wed Oct 29, 2003 1:33 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silence! 100% passive P4 at 100% load, for cheap!
Replies: 65
Views: 33328

Are you running with onboard video? You have no other cards in the slots?
by exrcoupe
Tue Oct 28, 2003 8:19 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Silencing a Geforce4 Ti4200
Replies: 25
Views: 10392

Digging this up....

I finally quieted my Ti4200 by removing the stock fan and hanging an L1A undervolted to 5V over the stock heatsink. So much better now.

I'll try to take some pics of my setup.
by exrcoupe
Sun Oct 12, 2003 8:20 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Silencing a Geforce4 Ti4200
Replies: 25
Views: 10392

Would this work as well? Using a Zalman Northbridge cooler heatsink? It comes with the clips that may fit the mounting holes for the stock heatsink and fan?

http://www.zalman.co.kr/images/0311/NB47J_b2.gif

http://www.zalman.co.kr/usa/product/zm-nb47j.htm
by exrcoupe
Fri Oct 10, 2003 9:42 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Sonata + Asus A7N8X + Zalman CNPS7000A = OK?
Replies: 10
Views: 2616

I have the exact same board and HSF and it fit in my generic ATX case. I'm pretty sure your Antec case is bigger than my mid-tower. I had the same quams about buying that HSF, but it works amazingly and my computer is SOOOO much quieter now, especially being able to slow the fan down using the fanma...
by exrcoupe
Thu Oct 09, 2003 8:04 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Silencing a Geforce4 Ti4200
Replies: 25
Views: 10392

Thanks for the pics. I'll have to try to figure that out because I don't have a saw to hack through the heatsink. :P
by exrcoupe
Wed Oct 08, 2003 12:33 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Silencing a Geforce4 Ti4200
Replies: 25
Views: 10392

I have my stock AMD heatsink sitting around as well, but how did you mount it to the videocard?
by exrcoupe
Wed Oct 08, 2003 12:18 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Silencing a Geforce4 Ti4200
Replies: 25
Views: 10392

You don't have pics of this do you? You lost me on your description of how to mount it.
by exrcoupe
Wed Oct 08, 2003 9:05 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: OC Forums take on quiet HDD mounting
Replies: 9
Views: 3550

How are you supposed to mount it in the case? If you happen to move the case, the wood structure would slide around.
by exrcoupe
Wed Oct 08, 2003 8:45 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Silencing a Geforce4 Ti4200
Replies: 25
Views: 10392

I'm in the same situation.. right now my siluro is the loudest thing in my machine with this high pitched whine. Driving me nuts. Instead of spending almost $50 Cdn for the ZM80C-HP, could I not just mount a larger heatsink on it and have my case fan blow over it? That's what I did. And I never cha...
by exrcoupe
Tue Oct 07, 2003 8:44 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Silencing a Geforce4 Ti4200
Replies: 25
Views: 10392

I had some experience with this card. If I remember correctly, it was Abit Siluro GF4 TI4200. It had a tiny heatsink with a tiny fan that was excruciatingly loud. I replaced it with Zalman ZM80A-HP passive heatsink. No fans are used to blow onto this heatsink. This card now has worked through the h...
by exrcoupe
Fri Sep 26, 2003 7:37 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Mounting 80mm case fan w/2 screws
Replies: 8
Views: 3285

I decided I didn't want to spend any more money on mounting options for my case fans so I got a bunch of foam earplugs and used those instead. They work great and it's made my case vibrate so much less than before.
by exrcoupe
Fri Sep 26, 2003 8:27 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Mounting 80mm case fan w/2 screws
Replies: 8
Views: 3285

Do those isolators work? What are they made of? I think the fans in my rig are making the case hum as well so I'm reasearching ways of decoupling them.
The velcro idea sounds good as I have some velcro sqaures, but do they provide enough cushioning to make a difference?
by exrcoupe
Wed Sep 24, 2003 10:26 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Dampening and heat
Replies: 9
Views: 3524

I had one of the panels off so obviously the motherboard was on the bottom.
by exrcoupe
Wed Sep 24, 2003 10:23 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: So I found a rather odd way of dampening high frequencies
Replies: 23
Views: 6988

So I guess the wings didn't help in the extra absorbancy? :lol:
by exrcoupe
Wed Sep 24, 2003 7:21 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: So I found a rather odd way of dampening high frequencies
Replies: 23
Views: 6988

BAHAHAHA... interesting thread. I'd like to see pics of this setup though. Did you actually stick them onto the HD?
by exrcoupe
Tue Sep 23, 2003 8:39 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Dampening and heat
Replies: 9
Views: 3524

Well, after running my machine on idle for a while and putting it under load, the temps are clearly lower. On idle the cpu hovers around 35-36C and under load, it maxed out at 49C. Maybe it is because I put the computer upright, but I didn't think it would've made that much of a difference.
by exrcoupe
Tue Sep 23, 2003 12:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Dampening and heat
Replies: 9
Views: 3524

The ambient temps were the same. I'm not sure if this makes a difference though. I had the machine sitting sideways before I put in the padding and after I put it upright.
by exrcoupe
Tue Sep 23, 2003 5:39 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Dampening and heat
Replies: 9
Views: 3524

Thanks for the reply. I got a piece of underpadding from a local carpet place and cut out of a piece of it the size of the side panel and taped it on. I booted up my machine and let it sit idle for about half an hour. I was very surprised to see that the idle temps were about 10C lower than what it ...
by exrcoupe
Mon Sep 22, 2003 8:33 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Dampening and heat
Replies: 9
Views: 3524

Dampening and heat

I've been reading all the articles about the different types of sound dampening materials people have been using in their systems and have a question about heat. I'm thinking of putting some carpet underpadding in my system to make it quieter but I'm concerned that the underpadding with soak up the ...
by exrcoupe
Mon Sep 22, 2003 5:00 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Too hot?
Replies: 10
Views: 2346

I'm tempted to send it to the grave, not just to the hospital. That's being too nice. :P
by exrcoupe
Sun Sep 21, 2003 8:36 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Too hot?
Replies: 10
Views: 2346

Well, the cpu cooler is *generally* louder than the PSU, but the order can vary by individual systems. They are typically the first and second largest noise producers in a system. I replaced the terrible fan in the PSU already with a Vantec 80mm stealth fan and it made a big difference already. On ...
by exrcoupe
Sun Sep 21, 2003 1:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Modding & Cutting with Tin Snips
Replies: 93
Views: 160162

Can't you use a dremel to cut out the hole as well? I have the M1's but it would seem a bit hard to use it to cut the case with.
by exrcoupe
Sun Sep 21, 2003 1:28 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Too hot?
Replies: 10
Views: 2346

a good cooler would make a huge difference; the stock amd cooler with a thin 60mm fan is horrible in both noise and performance. A lot of cheap 80mm heatsinks with a low speed fan would perform quite well without too high cost. So even getting a cheap HS and and a quiet 80mm fan would do the trick?...