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by Pate
Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:11 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SSD MLC Based HD use in old laptops. Will it [STUTTER]?
Replies: 33
Views: 16971

I installed a Transcend 32GB SSD MLC PATA disk into my 5 year old laptop just a month ago. I've been happy with it and have not seen any stuttering problems. However, I have to say I use the laptop only for email and web browsing. The original 40GB disk of it crashed around 6 months ago, and at that...
by Pate
Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:41 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Anandtech: NVIDIA's Ion Platform (Atom+GeForce 9400M)
Replies: 47
Views: 21578

fyleow wrote:It's hyperthreading.
Right, of course, I forgot Atom has hyperthreading. :oops:

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by Pate
Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:01 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Anandtech: NVIDIA's Ion Platform (Atom+GeForce 9400M)
Replies: 47
Views: 21578

The Task Manager picture in the Anandtech article shows two CPU charts, does that mean the reference design uses the dual-core Atom 330?

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by Pate
Wed Oct 18, 2006 2:09 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting E6600
Replies: 3
Views: 2425

I'm running my E6600 24/7 at 1.08 volts and 1.6GHz (multiplier 6). It seems to be stable at the same 1.08 volts and 1.86GHz (multiplier 7) as well, but that 1.6GHz is fast enough for me. Of course you might wonder why I got an E6600 instead of an E6300 if I run it at such slow speeds... A good quest...
by Pate
Wed Oct 04, 2006 9:44 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Biostar Tforce p965 Deluxe allows 1.0V undervolt
Replies: 3
Views: 2650

I have this motherboard, and am running my E6600 at 1.02 volts and 7x multiplier (1.86GHz) passively cooled in an mCubed case. At prolonged 100% CPU load CoreTemp shows the core temperature at 50 degrees C (SpeedFan shows CPU temp at 43 degrees C). The BIOS of the board does not allow any underclock...
by Pate
Fri Aug 11, 2006 3:12 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Dead silent PC (and I mean DEAD = 0 dB)
Replies: 35
Views: 12303

I live in a similar rural area as Adrian (wiser), though in Finland. For me, the definition of the "effectively silent" computer is a computer that I can not hear if it is on or off unless I hold my breath. Don't know what that would be in decibels, but I believe this might give you an idea of the n...
by Pate
Sun Feb 19, 2006 10:02 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My two mCubed HFX systems
Replies: 32
Views: 34595

I use a Panasonic AE-700 projector as my display device. For some reason I could not get my DVI->HDMI cable to work at HDTV standard resolutions (all other resolutions did work, though), so I switched to using component cables. I run the desktop at 1280x720 (at 59.94Hz) resolution, and thus zoom Pow...
by Pate
Thu Feb 16, 2006 3:46 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My two mCubed HFX systems
Replies: 32
Views: 34595

Congrats, johncl! By the way, sorry I haven't mentioned this earlier but I only just remembered it: The SATA RAID connectors of the AOpen i915GM board are situated so that it is close to impossible to use them if you use the Silverstone passive PSU. There are no problems if you use only a single SAT...
by Pate
Wed Feb 15, 2006 9:06 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My two mCubed HFX systems
Replies: 32
Views: 34595

The normal Borg HPC fits Intel P4 Socket LGA775, 478 and AMD Athlon64 754/939/940, so it should fit fine if that motherboard uses a standard 478 socket retention mechanism. However, looks like the location of the CPU socket on that motherboard is such that you will probably need to bend the heatpipe...
by Pate
Wed Feb 15, 2006 3:37 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My two mCubed HFX systems
Replies: 32
Views: 34595

Re: Nice

Hi, and thanks for showing your two mCubed systems. Hi, and no problem, thanks for your interest! The mCubed systems has been on my wish list for a long time, mainly because of the ability to passively cool both a CPU and a GPU. I read up a bit on the Pentium M processors and was really surprised w...
by Pate
Tue Feb 14, 2006 10:20 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC Computer - Ultimate Silence
Replies: 27
Views: 9992

Re: HTPC Computer - Ultimate Silence

Given this, I am trying to put together a Passive Cooling solution with 5V case fans that will do the trick. Passive cooling solution with fans? :) If you are going for "ultimate silence" you might want to look into truly passive cases with no fans. I have built two such systems, the components are...
by Pate
Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:41 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My two mCubed HFX systems
Replies: 32
Views: 34595

Nice work! Thanks! :) I see the cable on the PCI bracket for the COM port is actually long enough to reach across the hole case. Is that the original that came with your MSI RS482M4 mobo? I have the older brother of that mobo (RS480M2) and it came with a cable that is so short it is unusable. Yeah,...
by Pate
Mon Feb 06, 2006 6:50 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My two mCubed HFX systems
Replies: 32
Views: 34595

Amazing, amazing high-performance for a totally passive system! Are you using Silverstone fanless PSU's for both HTPCs? How hot do they get? The older system with the Pentium M processor uses the Silverstone passive PSU, but the newer PC uses an old Nexus 350 PSU I had lying around. I might try it ...
by Pate
Mon Feb 06, 2006 12:13 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 959032

nifty - does the vibration pass along the heatpipe at all? i assume the case wall it's attached to does not, considering its thickness I wondered about that as well, but it seems the heatpipe is of so soft material that it does not transfer vibrations. The drives became really silent after I did th...
by Pate
Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:25 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 959032

My hard disk suspension, with heatpipe cooling! :)

Image

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by Pate
Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:04 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My two mCubed HFX systems
Replies: 32
Views: 34595

My two mCubed HFX systems

Hi! Okay, showing off my two systems, both built into passive mCubed HFX HTPC cases. The first one I built about 6 months ago, with a Pentium M 760 (2.0GHz) processor and Aopen i915GMm motherboard. The only moving (and thus noisy) parts are two 2.5" Seagate Momentus 5400.2 hard disks, which are insi...
by Pate
Wed Feb 01, 2006 10:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building a quiet server for personal use
Replies: 8
Views: 2268

Thanks :)! A fellow Finn, it seems.... Ah, nice! :) Although It would be nice to have completely noiseless computer, I'm willing to settle for some occasional sound from the machine. What I wouldn't stand is the constant humming of the fans. Okay.. I prefer not to hear the hard drive seek noises, a...
by Pate
Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:22 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building a quiet server for personal use
Replies: 8
Views: 2268

Hi, and welcome to SPCR! Your plan sounds interesting! Just wondering, what are your plans regarding the hard disks? I understand you are building a file server, yet you do not mention the number and type of the hard disks, nor any technique about keeping them cool and quiet? In my experience, every...
by Pate
Mon Jan 30, 2006 8:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: mCubed HFX case & Athlon X2 3800+, ideas needed
Replies: 3
Views: 1380

Thanks Ackelind! An update: I underclocked (multiplier to 9.5x) and undervolted (1.250 V) the processor, and got it to run at 62 degrees C with both cores at full load. I am pretty happy with that, I left the machine running overnight at full load and the temps stayed at that level. I can live with ...
by Pate
Sun Jan 29, 2006 9:25 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: mCubed HFX case & Athlon X2 3800+, ideas needed
Replies: 3
Views: 1380

mCubed HFX case & Athlon X2 3800+, ideas needed

Hello! I'm trying to build a fast and silent system (aren't we all?) using Athlon X2 3800+ processor and mCubed HFX HTPC case. This system is actually not going to be a HTPC, I have another machine (Pentium M 760 in mCubed HFX case) that works perfectly as such. This machine is to be my main desktop...
by Pate
Mon Jan 09, 2006 9:30 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Tech Fabrication - Passive case
Replies: 5
Views: 3719

I have the mCubed case, and I think it is great.

I am actually contemplating buying a second case for my main computer (the first case was for my HTPC).

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by Pate
Sun Sep 25, 2005 11:59 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AOpen i915GMm-HFS: 2nd Gen Pentium M desktop board
Replies: 146
Views: 113000

As promised, I finally got my Borg HPC 479 heatsink compatible with this Aopen board from www.mcubed-tech.com. I got my mCubed case and AOpen i915GMm-HFS board last week, and installed it last weekend. First problem was that the SilverStone ST30NF power (or more specifically the mains power cable) ...
by Pate
Mon Aug 23, 2004 8:50 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Review of Commell Pentium M desktop board
Replies: 17
Views: 5027

If I understood correctly (which might not be the case as I don't read French), they adjusted the CPU voltage before running it heatsink-less.

http://www.x86-secret.com/articles/cm/g ... txpm-8.htm

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by Pate
Tue Jun 22, 2004 8:20 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: are you using UPS ?
Replies: 36
Views: 11210

Re: are you using UPS ?

--- 1. are you using UPS? Yes, an MGE Ellipse 800. http://www.mgeups.com/products/pdt230/smallups/ellipse/ellipse.htm ---2. why are you using UPS ? To protect my PC from power surges, and to shut it down safely whenever a longer blackout occurs. ---3. does UPS makes a sound??? It buzzes and beeps w...
by Pate
Thu Jun 10, 2004 9:13 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: IMPORTANT: Poll for those with SAMSUNG Hard Drives
Replies: 169
Views: 162593

Noticeable whine (with case closed, about 1 meter away): None Noticeable whine (with ear next to harddrive): Very faint Model Number: SP1604N Supplier: www.verkkokauppa.com Month of purchase: October 2003 Motor: Nidec FDB Revision: Forgot to check Date of Manufacturing: Forgot to check Any other rel...
by Pate
Wed Jun 02, 2004 10:23 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Evercool Personal Computer's Air Conditioner????
Replies: 2
Views: 1370

Ah, that picture brings back memories...

My first silent PC case (LapPower Silent System) back in mid-90's or so had a similar case fan. The case had a very weird design, it blew air from top of the case downwards towards the processor using such a turbine fan.

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by Pate
Wed Jun 02, 2004 10:14 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: turn off hard drive while windows xp is on - software
Replies: 7
Views: 2111

yeah i set it to power down after 3 minutes, but when i click a button it powers up again. ditto on HD. Have you tried turning off (disabling) the Windows swap file? I think that Windows uses the swap file pretty much all the time when you are working, so disabling the swap file might give the syst...
by Pate
Wed Jun 02, 2004 9:47 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet low-end notebook?
Replies: 22
Views: 18289

A laptop is not even all that expensive compared to a desktop system when you include the price of an UPS with the desktop system price. This might be irrelevant to many of you, but where I live (rural area) the main power does go out a few times a year (during a thunderstorm for example), so a mach...
by Pate
Mon May 31, 2004 3:16 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet low-end notebook?
Replies: 22
Views: 18289

I've been running my Acer TravelMate 803 Centrino laptop 24/7 on my bedside table for nearly two years now. I am normally keeping the CPU at 600MHz mode using SpeedSwitchXP (even though it has a 1.6GHz Pentium-M) so that the fan never runs, and it has a very silent IBM/Hitachi 40GB drive. The laptop...
by Pate
Thu May 20, 2004 9:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: HELP! New E4252 doesn't power up. bad PSU? switch? other?
Replies: 30
Views: 12678

Have you tried booting without the video card? If not, that might be worth a try.

Sorry if you have already tried this..

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