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by davidhooper
Thu Jul 06, 2006 1:52 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic SS-300FS L1A Success Story
Replies: 2
Views: 1385

Seasonic SS-300FS L1A died

Hi guys, Just to update this two year old post, my L1A modded Seasonic SS-300FS PSU died the other day. I think the strain placed on it over the 2 years finished it off. It used to take ever increasing numbers of power-on button presses to start up until it eventually didn't start at all. Had to rep...
by davidhooper
Thu Mar 25, 2004 1:38 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic SS-300FS L1A Success Story
Replies: 2
Views: 1385

Seasonic SS-300FS L1A Success Story

Hi guys, It's been ages since I've posted on SPCR, but I love what goes on here and do keep up with developments. The old stock Adda in my Seasonic SS-300 really wasn't that great. It had a whoosh which certainly wasn't silent by any means. This morning I finally got around to swapping out the Adda ...
by davidhooper
Thu Aug 28, 2003 6:15 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic SS-300FS Fan Change
Replies: 3
Views: 1736

Thanks for the advice guys. I've removed the grill just earlier. I'll order my panaflo soon and replace the fan when I've finished my important university (just in case the worst happens!).

Thanks again. :D
by davidhooper
Tue Aug 26, 2003 10:44 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic SS-300FS Fan Change
Replies: 3
Views: 1736

Seasonic SS-300FS Fan Change

Hi everyone, I'm currently using a Seasonic SS-300FS. With millions of thanks to SPCR, my computer is now much much quieter than before. This PSU is the last thing to quieten down. My rig currently has no case fans. I've undervolted my 1600+ and am running CPUidle so CPU temps are 31C idle, rising t...
by davidhooper
Fri Aug 22, 2003 9:02 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Sony DRU-510A and DRX-510UL Speed Utility
Replies: 0
Views: 888

Sony DRU-510A and DRX-510UL Speed Utility

Hi everyone, Just noticed a new speed utility for Sony DRU-510A and DRX-510UL drives here: http://sony.storagesupport.com/dvdrw/dru510adwn.htm The blurb says: "DSS (Drive Speed Selector) is Sony software that allows you to optimize the read/write speed of your DRU-510A and DRX-510UL DVD/CD rewritabl...
by davidhooper
Sat Jul 26, 2003 9:54 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic 300W -
Replies: 5
Views: 2104

Right, thanks MikeC, I understand. I'll have an investigation and see if my skills are up to the (arduous?) task of replacing the fan...
by davidhooper
Fri Jul 25, 2003 10:25 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic 300W -
Replies: 5
Views: 2104

Aha, I have no 115/230 switch. So I've active PFC right?
by davidhooper
Thu Jul 24, 2003 11:29 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic 300W -
Replies: 5
Views: 2104

Seasonic 300W -

I remember MikeC told me a few days ago that Active PFC Seasonic PSUs were slightly louder than those with Passive PFC. I understand you can identify which you have by a small sticker on the back of the Actice PFC PSUs. Well, I bought my Seasonic OEM from www.koolnquiet.co.uk and it doesn't have a s...
by davidhooper
Tue Jul 22, 2003 10:50 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Fan switched off but still attached = higher temps?
Replies: 12
Views: 2844

Right, an update: I've installed CPUidle which has dropped case temps by about 10C, unplugged the GF2 fan and its temps are ~62C idle. I don't play games much so this looks fairly good. I'm happy running it like this and if it dies I'll get a new card. Thanks for all the advice guys. GF 440MX will b...
by davidhooper
Sat Jul 19, 2003 12:28 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Fan switched off but still attached = higher temps?
Replies: 12
Views: 2844

pingu666, I'll take a photo and post it up as soon as I can. My dad's taken our digicam for the w/e though. POLIST8, I tried disconnecting the fan again last night, and temps were 65C idle. I think they're this high, even on a GF2, because it's a fairly suped up GF2 - it's the 440 MX version. lenny,...
by davidhooper
Fri Jul 18, 2003 10:17 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Fan switched off but still attached = higher temps?
Replies: 12
Views: 2844

Fan switched off but still attached = higher temps?

Hi everyone, I've got an Inno3d Tornado Geforce 2 MX. I'm trying to get rid of the noisy fan on it. When I pull out the power cable on the fan but leave it attached, the temps rise to about 70C, according to the Soltek thermal probe. Will actually removing the fan make a big difference? It's just th...
by davidhooper
Sat Jul 12, 2003 12:51 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AGP Cooling - How much is necessary?
Replies: 10
Views: 7170

Hi everyone, My card is an Inno3D GF2 MX440. It's got a little whiny fan. I measured the temps with the external sensor on my Soltek DRV4 mobo. They rose fairly slowly to 70C with no CPU load but I guess that might be understandable since I have no case fans but just a CPU and PSU fan. I then tried ...
by davidhooper
Fri Jul 11, 2003 2:34 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AGP Cooling - How much is necessary?
Replies: 10
Views: 7170

Hmm, I tried doing that with a GF2 MX440 and the temps went past 70C. Shame really.
by davidhooper
Wed Jul 02, 2003 1:27 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Ten questions
Replies: 13
Views: 3242

Hi guys,
I got the panaflo and swapped out that old Zalman fan. It's much better. Are my temps of ~50C OK? That's measured with the onboard thermistor jobby.

Now, just to find out how to underclock graphics cards...

/dh/
:D
by davidhooper
Fri Jun 27, 2003 2:42 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Ten questions
Replies: 13
Views: 3242

Hi dukla2000, thanks for the advice. The prices have changed slightly since that post and I ended up purchasing from ebay because it was slighter cheaper in the end. Actually, I screwed up my paypal registration, so we'll have to wait and see what happens...
by davidhooper
Tue Jun 24, 2003 2:04 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Ten questions
Replies: 13
Views: 3242

Thanks for the replies everyone. SAounds like your Seasonic is a non-PFC version. If so, it uses a sleeve bearing fan that is 2-3 dBA quieter than the ball-bearing ones used in ther APFC models. MikeC, how do I find out which model I have? I'll digest all these replies and post back maybe tomorrow. ...
by davidhooper
Mon Jun 23, 2003 1:40 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Ten questions
Replies: 13
Views: 3242

Ten questions

Hi everyone, I’m just back from university and have some spare time and energy. I’ve got ten questions about silencing my computer. I’m living in the UK. Oh & please don’t destroy me if I’ve missed a previous answer somewhere! Here’s my current rig: Athlon 1600, undervolted to 1.6V Zalman 6000-Cu fl...
by davidhooper
Tue Apr 15, 2003 9:30 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Just undervolted, shaved a coupla degC
Replies: 4
Views: 1878

Hmm. What did you make your duct from?
by davidhooper
Mon Apr 14, 2003 1:53 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Just undervolted, shaved a coupla degC
Replies: 4
Views: 1878

Oh right, I'll try that then. I'll have to look for some decent suppliers in the UK. Thanks.
by davidhooper
Sun Apr 13, 2003 7:46 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervoltable Motherboards: ADD to the list!!
Replies: 313
Views: 345891

MikeC, the Soltek DRV4 has CPU voltage in the range 1.10 - 1.85V.
Hope that helps.
by davidhooper
Sun Apr 13, 2003 7:42 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Just undervolted, shaved a coupla degC
Replies: 4
Views: 1878

Just undervolted, shaved a coupla degC

Hi guys, I've been a member of SPCR for a while now but haven't posted much. Just to let you know that I've undervolted my (multiplier locked) XP 1600+ from 1.75V to 1.60V on my Soltek DRV4 without any trouble at all and shaved a couple of degrees. Still at default clock speed. Hehe, I was a bit ner...
by davidhooper
Fri Mar 21, 2003 10:35 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Thoughts & Experiences regarding Nexus PSU?
Replies: 20
Views: 7040

Hi guys. Just out of interest, why have you both used NMB fans? I thought Panaflos were generally acknowledged to be the quiestest, though I've been out of touch with the forum for a while... How difficult is the mod? And doesn't it make you wonder why Seasonic don't just stick a quieter fan on in t...
by davidhooper
Thu Mar 20, 2003 1:37 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Thoughts & Experiences regarding Nexus PSU?
Replies: 20
Views: 7040

Miker, do you think you could describe the sound differences between the Nexus & Seasonic a bit more please?
What is the difference in quality of the sounds? Is the difference very much?

I just slapped down £50 for the Seasonic and am wondering whether to splash out for the Nexus. What do you think?
by davidhooper
Thu Dec 19, 2002 12:43 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 477
Views: 647144

Yep, I'll second (third?) that Dell QuietKeys aren't actually quiet in any way.
by davidhooper
Mon Sep 30, 2002 9:47 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Please help me shut it up! :-)
Replies: 22
Views: 7976

ThermalTake Volcano 5
Nooooo! My old TT Volcano 5 was so terribly noisy - words fail me to describe it's shameful noisiness!
by davidhooper
Sat Sep 28, 2002 1:46 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Will this just burn up..??
Replies: 3
Views: 2903

Ooh, that case is veeeery nice. And very expensive! What colour are you going for? I don't know as much as some members here but I would say: 1) You're not dreaming and it won't burn up. 2) The CPU fan will prolly need to be at not less than 7V. The case fans might be OK at 5V, or you could get a co...
by davidhooper
Sat Sep 28, 2002 1:43 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Will 300 Watts Last
Replies: 10
Views: 5176

Hi zokka,
You can try:
www.quietpc.com (expensive, VAT not included, high shipping)
www.koolnquiet.com (cheap, mostly sells OEM stuff, low shipping)
www.theoverclockingstore.com (small selection, free shipping)

I'm sure other forum-ers will contribute others...
by davidhooper
Tue Sep 24, 2002 9:28 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Review of Vantec's 470W Tri-Fan PSU
Replies: 9
Views: 4834

do not think it is worth a review & will likely return the samples
Chuckle :D Mike doesn't mince his words!
by davidhooper
Sun Sep 22, 2002 12:24 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo 120mm or 80mm ?
Replies: 8
Views: 5857

OK thanks very much everyone, I read all the info - much appreciated.

I think I'm gonna wait for that guy's article on a passive XP1900+ and if I can't follow in his footsteps then grab a Panaflo.
by davidhooper
Sun Sep 22, 2002 12:21 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New 'Cuda - Now what?
Replies: 7
Views: 5059

What's the Seagate V like?