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by Lwood
Thu Apr 14, 2005 1:17 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Enabling Temp Sensor on 6600GT
Replies: 10
Views: 3619

I can confirm that this works. I have the same card as Ed, the MSI nx6600gt-vtd128, and I followed the instructions given in the first post.

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by Lwood
Thu Mar 17, 2005 8:35 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help needed modifying the Silverstone TJ06 to fit DFI mobo
Replies: 13
Views: 4398

This thread has excellent information on making a duct in a HTPC using styrene. You might find it helpful
by Lwood
Tue Mar 08, 2005 7:33 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ThermalTake does it yet again
Replies: 6
Views: 2890

I agree about not dismissing it too quickly. I think of it as a passive cooler where you get heat removed from the case for free. It may not be much, but its more than the Zalman. That said, its probably not as efficient as the Zalman to begin with.
by Lwood
Fri Jan 07, 2005 7:26 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Any way to stop sub-woofer hum? What speakers do not hum?
Replies: 15
Views: 4558

I have heard that switching to an external sound card, such as the Soundblaster Extigy or some of the new Soundblaster Audigy products can be very effective because it removes all sound circuitry from the EMI mess inside a case. I can't remember my source on this, so don't go buying one of these pro...
by Lwood
Tue Dec 21, 2004 4:10 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silencing a PIII
Replies: 7
Views: 2211

I've had a PIII-733 that had a fanless heatsink for years. Its not a regular socket cpu, its one that sticks out perpendicular from the motherboard, pointing the cpu at the front of the case. Because of this, its never even had direct airflow over it. I revived it this winter for a folding@home mach...
by Lwood
Thu Dec 16, 2004 11:01 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New Fanless VGA Cooling : Thermaltake Schooner
Replies: 7
Views: 4056

I really like this design, I just don't trust ThermalTake to pull it off very well. I also wonder about the impact of the cable on the external heatsink. It's hard to the spacing, but a DVI cable might create a dead spot for airflow.
by Lwood
Fri Nov 12, 2004 5:55 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Thermally controlling AC fans
Replies: 9
Views: 2702

To play Devil's advocate.... I don't think I would go with a setup like this. I haven't watercooled, so you can take what I say with a grain of salt. With watercooling, there shouldn't be that much variance in temperature, assuming that changes in ambient temperature aren't great. In that situation,...
by Lwood
Thu Nov 04, 2004 5:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: NV Silencer 5 noise
Replies: 19
Views: 4427

Noizz

Did you plug the fanmate into the motherboard and still hear clicking? The most recommeneded solution is to to use a fanmate on the motherboard fan header, and adjust your speed that way.
by Lwood
Fri Oct 29, 2004 7:05 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless VGA Cards list -- a start!
Replies: 156
Views: 314990

Thanks Kevin Ar18, that's an awesome list you've put together.
by Lwood
Fri Oct 22, 2004 10:34 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Why you need silent system?
Replies: 53
Views: 29219

A lot of what goes on at SPCR goes hand in hand with energy efficiency. Undervolting, laptop drives, high efficiency PSUs and smart component selection all reduce a computer's power draw, which can become considerable. For me this is another motivation to silence my computer.
by Lwood
Thu Oct 21, 2004 7:03 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman CNPS7000B and socket A
Replies: 7
Views: 1907

This is the setup I have, and its not a major problem. My two points are that the clip is small and that makes it hard to work with; I used a hacksaw but I wished I had a dremel. Also, you don't need to remove much. I cut through the outer holes since it was less work, and so I couldn't slip and cut...
by Lwood
Mon Oct 18, 2004 6:44 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GeForce Ti4200 -- Does it NEED the fan in 2D mode?
Replies: 4
Views: 1961

I took a Thermaltake 6Cu (copper core, Al fins--horrible purchase from my pre-SPCR days) and took the fan off and glued it to my ti4200. The fins are actually decently spaced for passive cooling. I also opened up the drive bays under the card to improve the cooling. I could tell that temperature wen...
by Lwood
Tue Oct 05, 2004 11:43 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Reliable powered USB hub for mouse and keyboard?
Replies: 8
Views: 1868

I have a hub that can be powered either by the USB or the wall. I usually run it off the USB to eliminate cable clutter, but after adding a device my PC has given me a warning stating that I have too many devices plugged into an unpowered hub. Plugging it in to the wall I have no problems. Its prett...
by Lwood
Wed Sep 22, 2004 4:18 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Potential winner: ATI Radeon X700 "hybrid"
Replies: 4
Views: 1700

The x700 may run passively. From Toms Hardware So far, only the most general technical specifications are available on the X700 and X700 Pro. Neither photographs nor early test samples currently exist. However, a small picture in an ATi presentation suggested that the X700 (standard version) can be ...
by Lwood
Thu Sep 09, 2004 7:31 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: All-in-wonder X800 announced
Replies: 1
Views: 992

All-in-wonder X800 announced

For those of you AIW enthusiasts, you can read up here
by Lwood
Fri Aug 27, 2004 9:43 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Where to buy heatpipes
Replies: 55
Views: 14610

mpteach wrote:Does anybody know what C/W they have?
From the AVC website

3mm diameter is 0.20 C/W
4mm 0.15 C/W
5mm 0.10 C/W
6mm 0.08 C/W
by Lwood
Fri Aug 27, 2004 9:15 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: The new Arctic Silencers and AIW's info
Replies: 4
Views: 1811

Slightly off-topic, but does anyone know about AIW options for the new ATI cards (X800, X600, X300)?

Thanks
by Lwood
Thu Aug 19, 2004 7:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HD & DVD for SN41G2V2
Replies: 3
Views: 2898

This may not be the advice you're looking for, but what about a laptop (2.5 inch) hard drive. It'll be silent and produce less heat, and can be decoupled. Then you could get an external drive for large storage.
by Lwood
Fri Jul 30, 2004 4:46 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI All In Wonder 9600XT & Zalman ZM80D-HP Inatall Advic
Replies: 23
Views: 7977

I once broke a connection on a capacitor removing and reinserting my video card. I didn't realize it until the powering up the computer, when the video was messed up, although I don't remember the specific symptoms. A touch-up with some solder solved my problem and elevated my computer maintenance a...
by Lwood
Sat Jun 26, 2004 10:25 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooled psu
Replies: 34
Views: 9982

I took the top off a PSU in my closet, and worked out 3 steps to make this happen. 1) seal the PSU with loads of silicone caulk, especially the cable area 2) fill the now sealed psu with the oil 3) mount a heatsink where the fan exhaust was I pretty much lost interest at that point, i just don't thi...
by Lwood
Sat Jun 19, 2004 10:53 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Geforce Ti4200, looking for cooling that's quiet/silent
Replies: 9
Views: 3981

I've underclocked my Ti 4200 to try to cool down the case There is an article here http://www.overclockers.com.au/techstuff/a_coolbits/ that has all you need to over/underclock your card. This should help reduce your case temps, and it's pretty easy adjust if you want performance for gaming. Also I'...
by Lwood
Wed Apr 07, 2004 2:31 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Underclocked VGA
Replies: 0
Views: 1105

Underclocked VGA

Anyone else using Powerstrip or Coolbits to underclock their video card? I've got a GeForce 4 ti 4200 128MB card. I started with powerstrip, with the sliders for core and memory clock rates as low as they would go. After reading this http://www.overclockers.com.au/techstuff/a_coolbits/ I switched to...