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by kie
Sun Apr 03, 2005 2:16 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passively cooled PCI-E card?
Replies: 6
Views: 2251

m0002a wrote:All-in-wonder cards were a ATI model. Exactly which features do you need?
I am not thinking about a fanless ati all-in-wonder card that is also pci-e

(I am after a graphics / tv card that is quiet)
by kie
Sun Apr 03, 2005 1:36 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passively cooled PCI-E card?
Replies: 6
Views: 2251

thank you!

i don't suppose that there are any passive all-in-wonder cards are there?
by kie
Sun Apr 03, 2005 1:41 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passively cooled PCI-E card?
Replies: 6
Views: 2251

Passively cooled PCI-E card?

Does anyone know of any fanless PCI-E cards?

I don't need 3D performance at all, but it does need to be PCI-E - and I would prefer not to have to get a 3rd party add-on heat sink if possible.

I've been looking and not had much luck so far...
by kie
Wed Nov 24, 2004 12:00 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ideal Hi-end CPU to cool down - Winchester Athlons
Replies: 100
Views: 44935

MikeC wrote:
Sean is now hatching all manner of plots to dump his current system onto his poor unsuspecting brother so that he can get his hands on a cool Winchester system. :lol: :lol:

I don't blame him - I just built a new "work" orientated PC just to use this chip ;)
by kie
Tue Nov 23, 2004 12:32 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ideal Hi-end CPU to cool down - Winchester Athlons
Replies: 100
Views: 44935

Hey guys - thought I'd post an update on my experiences. To recap I'm running a Winchester 3200 in a Shuttle with a passively cooled (very hot) graphics card. I found a tool on the AMD site to show you exactly what you processor is doing. Basically, the voltage varies between 1.1V and 1.4V depending...
by kie
Sat Nov 20, 2004 12:26 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First build; advice/feedback welcome
Replies: 5
Views: 2215

Yeah hold off if you can, although I doubt I could ;)

But if it's mainly a gaming machine, you need to decide on the video card first of all. And second of all, how noisey a video card you can handle.
by kie
Fri Nov 19, 2004 2:55 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ideal Hi-end CPU to cool down - Winchester Athlons
Replies: 100
Views: 44935

Back to topic - I have a Winchester 3200 and it really does run cool! Even compared with my Mobile Barton 2500. Dish the dirt; what temps, what voltage? Crow[/quote] Funny that, I'm trying to work it out. It seems that I don't have cool'n'quiet enabled although my motherboard supports it and I have...
by kie
Fri Nov 19, 2004 11:05 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: How silent/qiet is Shuttle's new SN95G5??
Replies: 19
Views: 9030

OK mine is together now :D:D:D with stock parts I have to say that it is quiet imho - once you change the bios fan settings to ultra low. It's not silent but it is quiet. I will no doubt start modding it once I have some time/money but for the moment it is fine. I definitely could sleep with this in...
by kie
Fri Nov 19, 2004 9:52 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ideal Hi-end CPU to cool down - Winchester Athlons
Replies: 100
Views: 44935

EBuyer are cheap but unreliable and their customer service is awful. Last time I ordered something from them, it didn't turn up and they refused to chase it up for 15days. I was not happy.

Back to topic - I have a Winchester 3200 and it really does run cool! Even compared with my Mobile Barton 2500.
by kie
Fri Nov 19, 2004 5:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First build; advice/feedback welcome
Replies: 5
Views: 2215

Why not go for a 64bit Athlon?
by kie
Wed Nov 17, 2004 12:25 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Best way to silence WD whine?
Replies: 5
Views: 2012

Credit card, here I come!
by kie
Wed Nov 17, 2004 12:21 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Best way to silence WD whine?
Replies: 5
Views: 2012

I have a Samsung Spinpoint as well which is just fantastic compared to the WD's.

Unfortunately I can't afford to replace them right now, I've spent too much money recently :(
by kie
Tue Nov 16, 2004 5:23 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Best way to silence WD whine?
Replies: 5
Views: 2012

Best way to silence WD whine?

I have a couple of Western Digital drives in my system and they whine like a monster mosquito these days!

What's the most effective way of silencing the whine (don't care about seek noise)?

Would something like a silentmaxx HDD enclosure be of any use for this high pitched constant whine ?
by kie
Tue Nov 16, 2004 5:09 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: How silent/qiet is Shuttle's new SN95G5??
Replies: 19
Views: 9030

except that none of those carry a 92mm nexus...

I can get:
SilenX 92mm 9 dBA Fan
SilenX 92mm 11 dBA Fan
SilenX 92mm 14 dBA Fan
AcoustiFan 92mm
ZM-F2, Ultra-Quiet 92mm Case Fan

Is there anyway to attach a 120mm fan onto the back of the shuttle, outside the case?
by kie
Tue Nov 16, 2004 5:06 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silicon washers or gasket?
Replies: 3
Views: 1472

ah UK gromets!

although a bit of cable tie might be cheaper :)
by kie
Tue Nov 16, 2004 12:32 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silicon washers or gasket?
Replies: 3
Views: 1472

Silicon washers or gasket?

Which is better for fan vibrational silencing?

AcoustiFan: Anti-vibration 92mm Fan Gasket
or
AcoustiFan: Anti-Vibration Gel Fan Mounts

(I don't think the EAR grommets are available in the UK)

Seeing as I will be using a decent fan, do I even need these?
(Will be going into a Shuttle, 92mm fan)
by kie
Tue Nov 16, 2004 12:28 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: How silent/qiet is Shuttle's new SN95G5??
Replies: 19
Views: 9030

Wow is the nexus that good?
Where can I get one in the UK?

I have a 92 L1A already and it's very quiet at low voltage with no clicking - guess I got lucky with that one :)
by kie
Mon Nov 15, 2004 11:39 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: How silent/qiet is Shuttle's new SN95G5??
Replies: 19
Views: 9030

When that's a good start I guess :) I am going to put one of these togehter myself - I can't resist any longer :D So I guess I'll be ordering a replacement fan to start with. What's the low down of 92mm fans? I was think of using the Panaflow L1A 92mm and putting a rheostat on it if necessary. Anyon...
by kie
Sun Nov 14, 2004 11:18 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: How silent/qiet is Shuttle's new SN95G5??
Replies: 19
Views: 9030

Thanks for the reply Mike - shame you can't put one throught it's paces as it's supposedly quiet, although not as much as the Zen.

My order finger is twitching...
by kie
Sun Nov 14, 2004 9:43 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: How silent/qiet is Shuttle's new SN95G5??
Replies: 19
Views: 9030

**bump**

anyone?
by kie
Tue Nov 09, 2004 3:14 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: AOpen SFF models
Replies: 1
Views: 1488

AOpen SFF models

Hi - I am confused :shock: There seem to be a lot of reviews of Aopen SFF's saying that they are noisey while SPCR says they are quiet. I of course put SPCR's opinon above other sites when it comes to noise. Actually Tom's Hardware has 2 reviews of teh AOpen AV model - one says it's quiet, another s...
by kie
Tue Mar 30, 2004 2:58 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Sonata's TP380S fan swap question
Replies: 6
Views: 1924

3 pin

It fits onto the socket inside the psu

Check the sonata psu mod threads here for more details
by kie
Mon Mar 22, 2004 2:16 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Program to calculate fan noise
Replies: 0
Views: 694

Program to calculate fan noise

Dunno if this has been posted already but my search didn't find anything.

A useful utility to calculate the total noise from multiple fans.
Grab it here
by kie
Fri Mar 19, 2004 6:25 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: 1ghz suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 2600

thought about an underclocked undervolted athlon XP mobile?

do a search - there are threads that might interest you
by kie
Mon Mar 15, 2004 9:46 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Mobile Barton 2500 - owners and wannabe owners...
Replies: 155
Views: 123100

that's a great little article, I'm looking forwards to seeing the followup. Quiet 60mm fan @ 1800RPM -> 47C at full load (1.8Ghz, 1.45V) What more can you say? :D PS: I bet you could run the XP-M @ 1GHz with just a single quiet case fan and reasonable temps. Would make a great HTPC me thinks ...
by kie
Sun Mar 14, 2004 12:43 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Mobile Barton 2500 - owners and wannabe owners...
Replies: 155
Views: 123100

any board that can take a regular barton can take one of the mobile bartons

that said, for your purposes, I would try and get a motherboard that will allow you to undervolt
by kie
Sun Mar 14, 2004 2:21 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Newbie needing help to mod 380S
Replies: 16
Views: 3901

Just to throw in my 2p, I did the mod with a L1A several months ago and have not looked back. I often use my PC at full load for long periods when I an encoding video etc and haven't had any problems.I also have a lot of components in the case so I know that I use quite a lot of power. The air comin...
by kie
Thu Mar 11, 2004 1:34 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Mobile Barton 2500 - owners and wannabe owners...
Replies: 155
Views: 123100

peaceful_moi - thanks for the info

shame you have that board as others will let you control the voltage completel, but glad you got it working.

what heat sink/fan combo are you using? what case cooling do you have?
it would be useful to know so that we can put your temps into perspective
by kie
Tue Mar 09, 2004 12:02 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: New DFI SFF looks like it could deliver
Replies: 10
Views: 6547

well what can I say MikeC, except nice one 8)
by kie
Tue Mar 09, 2004 7:47 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: New DFI SFF looks like it could deliver
Replies: 10
Views: 6547

New DFI SFF looks like it could deliver

Here's the preview http://www.sudhian.com/showdocs.cfm?aid=501

* Triple layer case to aid sound insulation
* 120mm exhust fan
* AGP + 3 PCI slots
* Athlon 64bit processor
* MicroATX


Looks like it could be a winner :)