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by quokked
Sat Jun 14, 2003 11:31 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Northbridge cooling, Is Zalman any good?
Replies: 17
Views: 4823

of course u could go the ghetto option and stick a old pentium class heatsink on it, u can get them for very cheap at computer swap meets, I used thermal expoxy (artic silver thermal epoxy) to glue it on, or you can drill holes into the heatsink or use frag tape :)
by quokked
Sat Jun 14, 2003 11:28 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Probably Stupid Idea
Replies: 5
Views: 1711

The main problem with the ducting is that u'll have to find a setup that'll suit you using the right materials that will be easy to work with, I've seen ducts made out of cardboard, metal, and plastic that has been supported by a wireframe :), rusty did a lot of design into his in desk PC and it sho...
by quokked
Mon Feb 10, 2003 1:22 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Anyone ever heard of Thermalright products being defective?
Replies: 5
Views: 2273

<rant> maybe because thermaltake do a lot more flashier designs with their products, at the swap meets I've seen pretty much ONLY thermaltake cooling products for sale, most of the technical community (that is non overclockers) don't really care about the quality of their cooling solutions as long a...
by quokked
Sat Feb 08, 2003 9:56 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: on the right track?
Replies: 13
Views: 6027

with your case building u need to focus on how you are going to get cool air into the case and hot air out of the case, most built quiet cases I've seen have a non-direct air path into the case, ie, the noise can't just go straight out it has to bounce round a bit.... also u might try to focus on th...
by quokked
Fri Feb 07, 2003 2:43 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Off topic: anybody know how to write on a dark keyboard?
Replies: 13
Views: 3481

ummm, maybe vinyl dye, what'd I suggest is you goto something like a modeling store and see what type of paints they use for the plastic models. of what u could do that'd be REALLY neat is to print the stickers onto like sticker paper they use for those japanenese small stickers (like the izone film...
by quokked
Fri Feb 07, 2003 2:38 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: quiet 92mm fan?
Replies: 5
Views: 2655

Panaflow Low Speed http://www.pccasegear.com.au/prod16.htm FBA09A12L., 2100 RPM fan speed, 42.7 CFM air flow, 27.0 dBA noise level, though I've found is that the 80MM fans offer the best balance of static pressure, noise levels and airflow.... Vantec stealth is appranently bad as a range of *quiet* ...
by quokked
Thu Feb 06, 2003 11:28 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Off topic: anybody know how to write on a dark keyboard?
Replies: 13
Views: 3481

two words, Liquid paper :), there are permenant markers out there as well that will be in the colour that u could see on that dark grey keyboard as well
by quokked
Thu Feb 06, 2003 11:24 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How do you monitor drive temperatures
Replies: 27
Views: 10077

Digidoc 5 flat probe wedged in between the HDD PCB and the Plastic protector of the HDD PCB, I found that the temperatures that I read from this probe is higher than the DTEMP temps and the one's that is read from the probe is other positions :)
by quokked
Thu Feb 06, 2003 11:16 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Can a Zalman ZM17CU cool my Gainward Geforce3 ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2231

depends on what type of Geforce 3 it is, the faster geforce 3 series puts out a lot of heat, if u're trying to cool your Geforce 3 the Zalman ZM17Cu, i'd recommend a 80MM fan mounted at 90° angle to the Video card and running undervolted.... personaly though I'd recommend a Heatpipe cooler :)
by quokked
Thu Feb 06, 2003 11:11 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: using other ppl's pcs
Replies: 15
Views: 4218

if u look at the OEM computer manufacturers like HP, Compaq, Dell etc they do pay a lot of attention to the noise levels of computers these days, the computers built by your local computer store seems to be the one's that sound like jet engines taking off these days and by the fan nuts (I used to be...
by quokked
Wed Feb 05, 2003 12:30 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Test data: 80mm fan & adapter on 60mm heatsink
Replies: 2
Views: 1927

good results from usage of the fan adapter there, in my experience with 60-80MM fan adapters they increase the temperatures of the heatsink for the cost of lower noise, this is because there is lower back pressure being pushed from the blades of the slower spinning fan, and the air get's crammed thr...
by quokked
Mon Feb 03, 2003 6:23 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Side case fan?
Replies: 8
Views: 4659

one thing that could improve the performance of a blow hole is to duct it with something like this http://store.yahoo.com/directron/f353.html that will ensure that the air from the outside is going straight onto your CPU heatsink and also will have the benefit of blocking noise from other sources fr...
by quokked
Mon Feb 03, 2003 6:14 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: How to remove cooler from ATI Radeon 9500 Pro?
Replies: 2
Views: 1787

umm also if you have problems and that stock heatsink doesn't come off properly u might actually have the heatsink held down with thermal epoxy, then u'll need the old freezer trick to get it off the board :), stick the whole board in something like a antistatic bag and then seal it up and stick in ...
by quokked
Mon Feb 03, 2003 6:09 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: More 9000 Cooling...
Replies: 6
Views: 2984

the Zalman HP 80A cooler works just fine with my Radeon 9000 pro it's a gigabyte made one and I had no problems installing it onto my GPU and the temps are like 28°c with a lower sector case ambient of 25°c and a upper sector (ie above the video card) 25.3°c, couple of tips though, maybe use artic a...
by quokked
Mon Feb 03, 2003 6:05 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Dielectric coolant recommendations anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 2777

transformer oil seems to be a good one as well...
3M were selling used flourient (if that's how you spell it) for half price but still insane cost like 500US per L
by quokked
Mon Feb 03, 2003 6:02 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: VIA KT266/KT266A Chipset cooling hack
Replies: 5
Views: 1776

VIA KT266/KT266A Chipset cooling hack

http://www.ocmodshop.com/default.aspx?a=125 this is a hack so that the kt266/kt266a chipsets will send a HALT command to the CPU, very useful guide here for you ppl with this chipset on your boards, pushing a HALT command to your CPU usually cools it down by a BIG margin unless your loading your CP...
by quokked
Sat Feb 01, 2003 11:50 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Badong Duct
Replies: 15
Views: 4730

http://store.yahoo.com/directron/whisperkit.html direction has the enermax whisper kit, pretty much the same thing as a badong duct, easily rigged up with some heating ducting yourself and some *shock* duct tape :)
by quokked
Sat Jan 25, 2003 1:29 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Cooling my system down...
Replies: 4
Views: 2168

try rounding your cables in your case and routing your cables into neat bundles to help increase airflow in your case, with the coolers, one of the volcano coolers might make your CPU run cooler but there's things that you can do without buying a new heatsink, if u haven't already try spreading a be...
by quokked
Tue Jan 14, 2003 10:47 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Oiling fans
Replies: 3
Views: 2221

Neil, with that fan in your PSU, I think u should try suspending it or using something like elestrometric fan plugs to hold it to the PSU, I had this problem with my old 486 and what I did with that was I kept on belting the computer until it was quiet (not good for the HDD mind u) :)
by quokked
Tue Jan 14, 2003 10:45 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU Fan replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 4402

stick some more fans into that case, open up the side of the case right now until u've nailed down some more ventilation in your case ! with your PSU one way is to use the connector from the fan that was already in the PSU and wire up a adapter from it, quick and dirty way :)
by quokked
Sun Jan 12, 2003 9:08 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The Thumbtack Computer
Replies: 14
Views: 12505

good looking case there :), 1stly if u want the case to be quieter CLEAN UP YOUR CABLES, apart from constricting airflow the cables also cause turbluence noise as well, the fan in the bottom blowing on the HDD is also a big wide window for noise :roll: all well, u could duct it so that the noise wou...
by quokked
Sun Jan 12, 2003 9:01 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Clear plastic case = Quiet case???
Replies: 8
Views: 5073

Re: ...and you get zero shielding

[quote="powergyoza If you must have a clear case, you can spray the insides with EMI shielding spray. Like this: http://rpelectronics.com/English/Content/Items/841-340G.asp [/quote] that would defeat the purpose of buying a clear case, with a clear case u'd just apply the same principles of quieteni...
by quokked
Tue Jan 07, 2003 10:04 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan Isolators experience (good report)
Replies: 66
Views: 30131

another ghetto way of doing it is using RTV silicon to stick the fans to the mounts, using something to introduce a gap (I used some glue sticks) and then cover the gap round the fan with tape... very easy to do, I did it with my ThermalRight AX-7 and a Panaflow L1A, but it'd work for case cooling a...
by quokked
Tue Jan 07, 2003 9:57 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What do you use to monitor your CPU Temps?
Replies: 17
Views: 7412

Digidoc 5 with the flat thermal sensor taped down so that it's touching the core of my duron, with a thermaltake copper shim sitting on it with a hole cut into it so the wires don't interfere with the CPU core/ HSF contact
(sorry just had to be different) :)
oh yeah and VCOOL
by quokked
Tue Jan 07, 2003 9:52 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: giant fanless heatpipe heatsink
Replies: 2
Views: 2271

that heatsink design has been posted in these forums b4 :D , good idea but it'd be dependant on how much airflow from the PSU fan it'd be able to get, and it looks heavy enough to rip off your socket lugs, I don't think I'd like lugging my computer to a LAN with that on it :)
by quokked
Tue Jan 07, 2003 9:51 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Does PCI and AGP have a BIG design fault
Replies: 18
Views: 5850

There are cases that mount the motherboard upside down to what most tower cases do, only problem is that the AGP slot is at the bottom of the stack and the CPU is below the AGP slot... I had one that had this type of setup, with the PSU covering half of the CPU, pain in the butt to work with, but if...
by quokked
Tue Jan 07, 2003 9:48 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Need a cheap but sort of quiet heatsink :)
Replies: 9
Views: 4644

One cheap way that u might go about it is to use that vantec all copper screamer heatsink and just replace the fan with a lower RPM on it instead of the screamer fan on it, quick single and cheap, maybe u could mount a 80MM fan on it with a bent PCI bracket.... :)
by quokked
Sun Jan 05, 2003 10:00 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New "Silent" case from Lian-Li
Replies: 14
Views: 7496

The door would make it so that the noise doesn't come out from the front of the case, apart from that it looks like a standard lian li case with a door, I like those aquarium side panels though, kudos to the 1st person who puts real fish and a water cooling system in that thing :D
by quokked
Sun Jan 05, 2003 9:56 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Cutting stamped grill and replacing with wire on a PSU
Replies: 9
Views: 4256

Tin snips is one of the good ways of cutting out the metal grill, and it leaves less shavings than dremal or a nibbling tool, if u use a nibbling tool the bits get everywhere... :)
by quokked
Mon Dec 30, 2002 11:19 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan noise of Radeon 9500 Pro or other Radeon cards?
Replies: 12
Views: 5175

I have a Gigabyte Radeon 9000 Pro, and that one is pretty quiet as well, I agree about them building up a lot of dust quickly just keep some canned air handy :lol: