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by davidstone28
Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:44 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Silent micro-switches for Logitech and other mice.
Replies: 8
Views: 22137

Re: Silent micro-switches for Logitech and other mice.

Great thread with useful info. I'm surprised that there aren't more silent 'high end' mice. I have a Uping mouse (basically a Eastern Times generic mouse from China) which has silent main buttons, presumably due to using the same/similar microswitches: http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B00SJI2...
by davidstone28
Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: HP DV5T (9600GT) + Zalman NC-1000 = Great combination!
Replies: 0
Views: 2797

HP DV5T (9600GT) + Zalman NC-1000 = Great combination!

I've got a DV5T with Core2Duo P8400 (2.26ghz) and Geforce 9600GT, which is a fairly powerful combination for a laptop and I've even managed to get the laptop to run without its fan! In the factory default state, the BIOS has the setting, 'Fan Always On'. Disabling this option results in the fan turn...
by davidstone28
Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Fujitsu Amilo SA3650 "Silent Mode Functionality"+
Replies: 2
Views: 4800

Bah! Have just found out you can't use the external graphics booster with the laptop's display. Rubbish!! :roll:
by davidstone28
Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:45 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Fujitsu Amilo SA3650 "Silent Mode Functionality"+
Replies: 2
Views: 4800

Fujitsu Amilo SA3650 "Silent Mode Functionality"+

This looks fantastic:-

Silent Mode button
http://www.fujitsu-siemens.com/home/pro ... _3650.html

External Radeon 3870 graphics booster
http://www.fujitsu-siemens.com/home/pro ... oster.html

Power and silence nirvana?
by davidstone28
Sun Oct 14, 2007 3:31 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Wheels on P180
Replies: 15
Views: 5325

Use some Lian-Li wheels. They're "lower" than traditional castors and although they don't move 360 degrees, they allow the case to be moved around the floor very easily. The rubber 'tyres' are also useful if using them on hard floors. http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/images/large/products/WB-0...
by davidstone28
Mon Jul 02, 2007 2:53 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Dell XPS M1330
Replies: 6
Views: 9166

Dell XPS M1330

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2150810,00.asp Any reports / user experiences of noise levels or whether 8KGUI would work? The only thing I've found is a comment on a forum but I don't know how accurate it is and obviously any fan will ramp running 3DMark. "Yes, the palmrests do get warm even w...
by davidstone28
Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:06 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive Geforce 7900GT (Aerocool VM-102, Scythe Ninja, P180)
Replies: 31
Views: 18790

Well, my 7900GT is on its deathbed like so many of the 79XX cards. Seems like the overclocks pushed the card a bit too far after all this time and this chip doesn't seem to be as robust as the previous Nvidia GPUs in terms of tolerances to overlocking. Getting major artefacting in 3D games, odd spot...
by davidstone28
Sat Apr 07, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: How do I remove the front grills off the P180 for cleaning?
Replies: 5
Views: 2473

Do you access the tabs from inside the case or outside the case?
by davidstone28
Fri Apr 06, 2007 11:11 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: How do I remove the front grills off the P180 for cleaning?
Replies: 5
Views: 2473

How do I remove the front grills off the P180 for cleaning?

How do I remove the front grills off the P180 for cleaning?

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There don't seem to be any latches or anything.

Should I just punch them? :D
by davidstone28
Fri Jan 12, 2007 4:28 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 2007 lineup
Replies: 66
Views: 36837

Do curves not exist within Antec Towers?
by davidstone28
Fri Jan 12, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone ST30NF Fanless PSU review
Replies: 89
Views: 72918

Been running mine for almost 2.5 years now almost on a 24/7 basis - mixture of 3D gaming, office work / internet, and as a P2P / file server for the rest of the time. Have managed to keep it up to date with modern hardware with the use of power adaptors and PCI-E power plugs that came with my 7900GT...
by davidstone28
Mon Dec 18, 2006 2:00 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: FAN control & START/STOP temps: Mini Reviews | ADD YOURS
Replies: 27
Views: 40183

Dell Inspiron 2200 (1.3ghz CelM, Intel GMA900 768ram, 40gb) Absolutely silent. Top of the laptop and palmrest never gets even warm, though the underside of the laptop does. Using I8kfangui, I've set it to switch the fan on low only when temps hit 60C. When placed on a desktop, temps never exceed 55C...
by davidstone28
Sun Dec 17, 2006 2:50 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: ASUS A7JC mini review
Replies: 3
Views: 4705

Good write up Ragnar. I also read a couple of reviews on NotebookReview.com which said the most recent Asus laptops had pretty aggressive fan ramping and it was the only thing that spoiled what otherwise a great laptop.

Do you know if you can turn the fans off using NHC?
by davidstone28
Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:04 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Logitech Ultra X Media USB Keyboard First Looks
Replies: 1
Views: 2550

Quiet typing action but I never like the 'rubber dome' feel to the key action (I have the similar DiNovo).

I still don't reckon the ThinkPad keyboard (you cane get desktop versions as well) can be beaten for feel, speed and typing action though.
by davidstone28
Sat Nov 04, 2006 11:30 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive VGA with no airflow?
Replies: 4
Views: 2387

I think you'll struggle with a passive card with the power consumption of the 6800GT/7800GT/7900GT and obviously anything higher as they tend to idle at about 60-70C with nominal airflow and under load at about 80-90C. A passive card will definitely work - I've run a 6200 with no airflow before - bu...
by davidstone28
Sun Oct 08, 2006 1:46 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12 Energy Plus: Efficient Power for Connoisseurs
Replies: 38
Views: 34290

Where can you get these in the UK?
by davidstone28
Sat Sep 16, 2006 2:34 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive Geforce 7900GT (Aerocool VM-102, Scythe Ninja, P180)
Replies: 31
Views: 18790

I wasn't aware that there was a shim. Basically I look to make the same contact as with the original HSF:

http://www.phoronix.net/image.php?id=41 ... 1_off1_lrg
by davidstone28
Fri Sep 15, 2006 3:08 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ASUS 7800 GT Top Silent... and lack thereof...
Replies: 1
Views: 1990

They were discontinued some time ago with the advent of the 7900GT series.

Try the XFX 7950GT:

http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2833&p=2
by davidstone28
Sat Sep 02, 2006 4:17 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless VGA Cards list -- a start!
Replies: 156
Views: 314837

by davidstone28
Tue Aug 08, 2006 3:29 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive Geforce 7900GT (Aerocool VM-102, Scythe Ninja, P180)
Replies: 31
Views: 18790

Hey i was wondering how you installed your VM-102, ive got one now and im getting quite high temps even with active cooling, did you use quite alot of thermal paist on the groves in the bottom bit and the GPU block? Good contact with the CPU core seems to be everything ie it has to really press dow...
by davidstone28
Fri Jul 28, 2006 4:53 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: ASUS V6VA should be quiet by SPCR standards
Replies: 4
Views: 5827

Serious quesiton, though unrelated to heat or noise.

Can you set the trackpad to "double tap" whereby 2 taps on the trackpad itself (not the buttons) replicates a double mouse click?

Is the touchpad Synaptics?
by davidstone28
Fri Jul 28, 2006 4:42 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Thanko "silent" keyboard
Replies: 16
Views: 13622

The size of that spacebar is utterly laughable. Truly bizarre that they didn't create a normal size space.
by davidstone28
Wed Jul 19, 2006 3:28 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Best way to reduce CPU temps (Celeron M)?
Replies: 5
Views: 4737

Best way to reduce CPU temps (Celeron M)?

I have a Dell Inspiron Celeron M 1.3ghz notebook, which unlike the Pentium M don't have SpeedStep. I used i8kfangui and Notebook Handware Control to control the fans, disable them etc, but I wondered if there was any way of reducing CPU temps on the CeleronM? The Dell BIOS doesn't allow me to adjust...
by davidstone28
Fri Jun 02, 2006 4:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Best LCD monitor...?
Replies: 19
Views: 5681

by davidstone28
Fri Jun 02, 2006 4:05 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: My comments on Silverstone ST30NF fanless PSU
Replies: 31
Views: 55351

** QUICK UPDATE ** As amjedm has correctly pointed out, I've moved this PSU into a P180 based system:- Silverstone ST30NF 300W passive PSU (European version):- - Athon64 3200+ (Venice core) overclocked from 2.0ghz to 2.6ghz @ 1.4v - Nvidia Geforce 7900GT (overclocked from 450/1320 to 570/1600) - As...
by davidstone28
Fri May 26, 2006 5:25 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: In Progress: P180 / Turion64 / i-RAM / Pico minimalist PC
Replies: 21
Views: 13992

One question: where on earth did you get that carpet? :shock:
by davidstone28
Fri May 19, 2006 10:54 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Any solution re: Antec Tricool intermittent clicking noise?
Replies: 3
Views: 1711

Any solution re: Antec Tricool intermittent clicking noise?

Alas, one of the Tricools in my P180 has caught the dreaded intermittent clicking disease. Happens about 10% - 20% of the time. Increasing or lowering the RPM doesn't solve the problem. Sometimes the clicking disappears of its own accord. Other times, its a case of turning off the desktop and using ...
by davidstone28
Thu May 18, 2006 2:02 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Poll: Best UK online tech stores
Replies: 18
Views: 10209

There's already a thread somewhere on SPCR about 'best UK retailers'. Hexus.net also have a retailer ratings list, though its somewhat skewed towards favouring Scan in my opinion due to the free postage arrangements they've got in place with Hexus members. Personally, my favourites are:- - www.theco...
by davidstone28
Thu May 18, 2006 1:15 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much will a 300w power supply run?
Replies: 284
Views: 606998

Silverstone ST30NF 300W passive PSU (European version):- - Athon64 3200+ (Venice core) overclocked from 2.0ghz to 2.6ghz @ 1.4v - Nvidia Geforce 7900GT (overclocked from 450/1320 to 570/1600) - Asus A8N SLI Premium motherboard - 2 x 512mb DDR DIMMs @ 2.8v (Crucial Ballistix) - Creative Audigy 2 (PCI...