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by Xfinity
Sun Oct 07, 2007 1:36 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan: Sunon vs Forcecon - which one is better?
Replies: 0
Views: 2735

Fan: Sunon vs Forcecon - which one is better?

As the subject says, Sunon vs Forcecon - which one makes a better fan for a notebook. I recently bought a Dell XPS M1330, unfortunately it had the dreadful CPU whine. So I got an replacement system and that came with a different heatsink setup and of course with different fan. The replacement system...
by Xfinity
Wed Jul 20, 2005 11:33 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AMD 3800+ Venice and XP-120 temperatures?
Replies: 13
Views: 3540

I got a similar setup and get the same temps when my room has a ambient temp around 32C. The only difference is that I have everything in a antec p180. In my old case, the area around the psu built up and would easily add 10C+. Considering the amd 3700 is supposed to run cooler than my old amd 2700...
by Xfinity
Sat Jul 16, 2005 3:43 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AMD 3800+ Venice and XP-120 temperatures?
Replies: 13
Views: 3540

Got a new figure on the power consumtion: 31W Prime95 test Ambient (Room): 30.8 degrees Celsius Ambient (Case): 38.5 degrees Celsius CPU Idle: 44 degrees Celsius CPU Load: 55 degrees Celsius (load - ambient)/wattage = °C/W ( 55-30.8 )/ 31W = 0.76°C/W Conclusion: hehe, rather crappy :lol:. Reseated t...
by Xfinity
Wed Jul 13, 2005 1:55 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AMD 3800+ Venice and XP-120 temperatures?
Replies: 13
Views: 3540

Hello: I'd say your temps are totally fine! If you can undervolt the CPU, then they will drop, but given your relatively high ambient and case temps, the CPU temp is very good! Thanks! I cancelled the reseating in the last minute, didn't have the time to do it today and I wanted to try the Cool'n'Q...
by Xfinity
Wed Jul 13, 2005 8:55 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AMD 3800+ Venice and XP-120 temperatures?
Replies: 13
Views: 3540

Ozy666 wrote:89 Watts is the TDP of the processor _family_.

That is, the highest performing processor of that family will AT MOST use 89 watts under high stress activities.

Your processor is probably not using 89 watts.
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by Xfinity
Wed Jul 13, 2005 12:02 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AMD 3800+ Venice and XP-120 temperatures?
Replies: 13
Views: 3540

Prime95 test Ambient (Room): 28.7 degrees Celsius Ambient (Case): 32.1 degrees Celsius CPU Idle: 44 degrees Celsius CPU Load: 52 degrees Celsius (load - ambient)/wattage = °C/W (52-28.7)/89 = 0.262°C/W Conclusion, I am not happy with the heat transfer of the CPU. I think I will reseat the CPU and c...
by Xfinity
Tue Jul 12, 2005 11:29 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AMD 3800+ Venice and XP-120 temperatures?
Replies: 13
Views: 3540

I think its pretty good :wink:. but I will look at the temperatures when running the heat test in Prime95 as well.

Sounds like you got nice weather as well :lol:
by Xfinity
Tue Jul 12, 2005 11:53 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AMD 3800+ Venice and XP-120 temperatures?
Replies: 13
Views: 3540

32C ambient must feel like a sauna :shock: Taking that into account those temps look just fine to me. Anything less than 60C is comfy for an athlon64 at load in my experience. Thanks for the reply! I think so too after having calculating the °C/W value. Yeah, 32C is damn hot - the weather in Sweden...
by Xfinity
Tue Jul 12, 2005 11:46 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AMD 3800+ Venice and XP-120 temperatures?
Replies: 13
Views: 3540

Doing the math to determine what my approximate °C/W is.

(load - ambient)/wattage = °C/W

(54-32)/89 = 0.25°C/W

And checking the review made by SPCR of the XP-120 gives me reference figures.

Conclusion, a little to high but that can be the effects of a closed case with acoustipack.
by Xfinity
Tue Jul 12, 2005 2:09 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AMD 3800+ Venice and XP-120 temperatures?
Replies: 13
Views: 3540

AMD 3800+ Venice and XP-120 temperatures?

Using Folding@Home to stress the system, I got the following temperatures as result with closed case and AcoustiPack installed: Ambient (Room): 32 degrees Celsius Ambient (Case): 34.6 degrees Celsius CPU Idle: 45 degrees Celsius CPU Load: 54 degrees Celsius I used AS5 when fitting the XP-120 on the ...
by Xfinity
Wed Jul 06, 2005 6:57 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: nForce4 Chipset Fan Replacement Thread
Replies: 236
Views: 212619

Gerbil wrote:Did you tighten the nuts? I aligned mine to fit and then tightened them so they won't move. My NB47J doesn't budge.
Yeah I refitted the NB47J last night and now it doesn't budge either - good stuff :D
by Xfinity
Tue Jul 05, 2005 10:18 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: nForce4 Chipset Fan Replacement Thread
Replies: 236
Views: 212619

How is it unstable? I haven't had even one crash with mine. 42C is cool. More the fitting on the chip, its moves rather scary to one or the other if you press on side on the NB47J. Some pads would have been nice when I installed it. I am thinking of refitting it. I had one crash so far, booted up a...
by Xfinity
Tue Jul 05, 2005 6:03 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: nForce4 Chipset Fan Replacement Thread
Replies: 236
Views: 212619

I noticed when setting the NB47J up that its relative unstable on the nforce4 chip.

Using Prime95 and looking at a thermometer that I have placed against the NB47J and closed case I reach around 41.7 degrees Celsius.

Update:
43.1 when playing BF2.
by Xfinity
Mon Jul 04, 2005 7:14 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Flags for AMD 3800+ Venice processor?
Replies: 1
Views: 1761

Flags for AMD 3800+ Venice processor?

Hello guys! Tried using these flags for the new processor (AMD 3800+ Venice) I just bought: -service -local -advmethods -forceasm -verbosity 9 But when I did that all I got was this error: # Windows Console Edition ##################################################### ###############################...
by Xfinity
Thu Feb 17, 2005 5:28 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Enermax Noisetaker 600W “SLI Ready” for Dual-Graphic Cards
Replies: 10
Views: 3166

Link to the review? Thanks! :D
by Xfinity
Sun Apr 04, 2004 2:42 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Xfinity!
Replies: 1
Views: 1285

Re: Xfinity!

User Xfinity , way down at #146, was putting up 50 to 60 points every 2 to 3 days...until about a week ago when he "flatlined". His last points were 32 points on the 23rd. So far today? 356 points. A 160 pointer at 7AM but then ANOTHER 196 points at 7PM. Whoa! Drop by and share with us how that hap...
by Xfinity
Fri Jan 30, 2004 6:19 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Once more guys, thanks!
Replies: 1
Views: 849

Once more guys, thanks!

Just bought and installed a new PSU and AcoustiPack Deluxe - boy what that helped to get those last few db down :D - so once more, thanks for a great information site about silencing!
by Xfinity
Fri Jan 09, 2004 11:39 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: making sure i have the correct settings...
Replies: 26
Views: 7151

You know, I've never used the -service flag, and I use firedaemon on a least 5 servers. What's that really do anyway? Taken from Overclockers Australia Folding@Home Service Guide For WinNT/2K/XP Using Firedaemon : It is important that if you are setting the new V3 client up to run a service, that y...
by Xfinity
Fri Jan 09, 2004 10:47 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: making sure i have the correct settings...
Replies: 26
Views: 7151

Thanks Zyzzyx & tangled! :D

Another question, is it overkill for me to use the following parameters:

-service* -local -advmethods -forceasm -forceSSE

*) Using FireDaemon
by Xfinity
Fri Jan 09, 2004 8:42 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: making sure i have the correct settings...
Replies: 26
Views: 7151

Don't want to hijack the thread or anything, just curios if there is anything I should think of when folding with a hyper-threading processor (settings/tips/etc.)?
by Xfinity
Sat Dec 27, 2003 1:06 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: UPS (no no, not the delivery guys)
Replies: 12
Views: 3251

Have an APC Back-UPS RS 500VA that I recently bought and I do not use it because it has a very noticeable transformer buzz to it. I am building (read buying) a case to trap the transformer buzz. So I agree to test the UPS unit you are planning to buy.
by Xfinity
Thu Dec 25, 2003 4:23 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Thanks!
Replies: 1
Views: 890

Thanks!

Just wanted too thank everyone on this great site/forum.

Just finished modifying my computer with hints and tips from this forum and the end result is stunning! I can’t hear my computer anymore – only if I put my ear to the case - and the system is stable like a rock.

Once again, thanks!
by Xfinity
Sat Nov 01, 2003 2:31 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi Deskstar 7K250
Replies: 18
Views: 6696

Yea, I bought the 160GB drive and I am very pleased with it's performance and low sound level.

A good buy in my opion :D...