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by ecto
Mon Oct 02, 2006 5:31 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: I believed heatsink base should be flat - not anymore
Replies: 2
Views: 4062

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/6717246.pdf I believe you have to look at Fig 3 and read the whole text to understand it. At least I needed too :) From Tzupy's first post one can easily misinterpret the whole thing. "I believed heatsink base should be flat - not anymore" at least lead me to believe...
by ecto
Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:20 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Mobile CPU comparison chart w/ TDP & voltage
Replies: 1
Views: 4718

Mobile CPU comparison chart w/ TDP & voltage

I found this through http://www.overclockers.com.au Currently covering over 390 mobile CPUs, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare up to 14 different specifications for each and every CPU! http://www.techarp.com/showarticle.aspx?artno=347 What's interesting for us is that th...
by ecto
Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:45 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: speedfan, unknown temp
Replies: 5
Views: 2720

Thanks for that link! Although, those configurations are user-posted, and many aren't very good. I tried out five different ones for my ABIT IS7-E - one showed "PSU", another "Mosfets", and a couple of others just showed screwed-up characters. I think you'll be better off searching around to find us...
by ecto
Fri Sep 15, 2006 5:54 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Fastest Boot drive?
Replies: 51
Views: 19358

Aris, maybe you should also check the WoW forums to see if there are other WoW users with the same kind of desktop lag problems, and what they did about it.

Sorry if this post is duplicate/erroneous, I just skimmed through the thread.
by ecto
Fri Sep 15, 2006 2:12 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Most simple HDD suspension for Sonata and similar cases
Replies: 2
Views: 2094

Nice idea using bike tyre tube, never thought of that. Seems it would be a little more rigid than some sewing strap which I'd planned to use for my suspension. I think I'll try it someday - the only reason I haven't suspended my drives yet are that I'm afraid of the disks moving too much every time ...
by ecto
Thu Sep 14, 2006 5:18 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Apprentice_GM PC silencing project
Replies: 6
Views: 5320

With a little bit of airflow I think it'll be just fine with any of the designs. Because you are thinking about making a HDD heatsink I was too hasty and assumed it was going to be passively cooled. And, as you say, it's alot easier to make the top one compared to the bottom one if you haven't got t...
by ecto
Thu Sep 14, 2006 4:02 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Apprentice_GM PC silencing project
Replies: 6
Views: 5320

Nice to hear you found SPCR =) I'd recommend the the last one. There's a reason all heatsinks look like that.. in the two above, I reckon the heat from the part of the heatsink above the HDD but below the top-most part will heat the air in between, which will rise and give unnecessary heat to the to...
by ecto
Tue Sep 12, 2006 10:02 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Form Factor changes that need to be done
Replies: 10
Views: 4262

External PSU's aren't very practical if you're moving the computer around a lot.
by ecto
Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:30 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe pushes towards Infinity
Replies: 49
Views: 33388

Can anyone at SPCR say how the weight is distributed in the heatsink? One thing that initially attracted me to the Ninja was a couple places (SPCR included) commenting how most of the weight seemed to be in the base. Maybe someone who has a Ninja and someone who has an Infinity could place it on so...
by ecto
Tue Sep 12, 2006 3:17 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe pushes towards Infinity
Replies: 49
Views: 33388

I'd never dare putting almost 1 kg worth of HSF on my mobo. I'm using my case as a footstool, and sometimes the case gets a little bumping from my legs/feet.. aren't mobos designed for something like half a kilo as the maximum weight for HSF's? Or are newer mobos designed to be able to handle more w...
by ecto
Mon Sep 11, 2006 4:35 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: NEW Generic VGA Cooling Approach
Replies: 2
Views: 1715

Looks like a nice setup. Always good to hear people who seem to be satisfied with their systems :)

But I have to ask - what is new with this? People have been placing fans above, beside, in front of, under and everywhere around their videocards and PSU's for ages.
by ecto
Mon Sep 11, 2006 4:10 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Troubleshoot Panaflo 80L
Replies: 2
Views: 1628

I'm no fan guru (there are lots of them around here) but.. I have to ask, do you know that the yellow wire is the tach-wire (i.e., your fan has three cables)? Sorry if the question sounds stupid to you. I'm not "dumbifying" you, I just don't know whether tach-wires usually are yellow, and it doesn't...
by ecto
Sun Sep 10, 2006 9:22 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Replace Lian Li 80 mm case fans??
Replies: 11
Views: 3930

Re: Replace Lian Li 80 mm case fans??

Is it worth replacing the Lian Li case fans? Imo it is, yes. I have the same case and replaced three fans (I don't use the top one, I covered that hole up) with Panaflo L1A's. It made a big difference for me. And considering your temps are so low I guess you could run all your fans at 5 volts witho...
by ecto
Sun Sep 10, 2006 9:10 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Heads up! World's biggest fan round-up on its way!
Replies: 19
Views: 5982

Has anyone pointed out all these flaws to the authors?

(*welcomes myself back to SPCR after a year of abscence*)
by ecto
Sat Oct 30, 2004 9:49 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling obsolete?
Replies: 188
Views: 130767

OT, sorry. Snutten, in english when you use the word "professional" you often mean "a person who works with something professionally". You never (ok, hardly ever) use the swedish word "professionell" in that context. Have you ever heard a swede say "jag är professionell" (I'm a professional) and mea...
by ecto
Sat Oct 30, 2004 3:16 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: My computer speakers turned into a radio??
Replies: 17
Views: 5390

I had the same problem as chylld. Onboard audio is plain CRAP. I went from the onboard audio of a ABIT IS7 to a SB Live, and it also solved all of my buzzing problems. And I who bought a mobo with integrated audio to get rid of a PCI card.. I know now that's never going to happen.
by ecto
Sat Oct 30, 2004 3:11 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Wow - n00b getting good results
Replies: 9
Views: 2651

It never ends. ;)

We're all happy you have achieved good results and joined us! :-)
by ecto
Sat Oct 30, 2004 3:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Whats the next step for my Sonata
Replies: 8
Views: 3511

You found the easist way to get 5V. That's what most people do, reverse the pins on a molex connector. As for your system.. if you're not willing to make a big system overhaul, exchanging both this and that, I find it hard to see how you can have it much more quiet as your main source of noise is a ...
by ecto
Sat Oct 30, 2004 2:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Northbridge cooling - help
Replies: 5
Views: 2580

Some things to think about when buying a NB47J.. 1) Make sure your motherboard has mounting holes at the northbridge, as this is how the NB47J is mounted. I can't really tell from this picture , but it looks like it has mounting holes around the nortbridge. 2) Given the placement of the northbridge ...
by ecto
Sat Oct 30, 2004 2:21 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling obsolete?
Replies: 188
Views: 130767

Ecto, you skipped the word "professional" in Ed's post. "Professional" implies in business ; "sitting at home" is not professional. As someone who works in a field where raytracing is done professionally, I can assure you that no one is running OC'd machines at their business (no one that I've ever...
by ecto
Fri Oct 29, 2004 6:21 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling obsolete?
Replies: 188
Views: 130767

I'm still trying to figure out what sort of professional requirement would involve overclocking. Seriously? There's a lot. Think raytracing, video editing, or some kind of encoding, which all has been mentioned in this thread I believe. They all require raw CPU power by the megahertz's. But as some...
by ecto
Fri Oct 29, 2004 10:11 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Do you overclock / undervolt? Please add to stats!
Replies: 34
Views: 14822

Overclocker here. My philosophy is just like meglamaniac's - first comes silence, then comes speed. If you have a quiet computer, and it's possible to run it faster without increasing noise, why not? :) I'm a gamer myself, so I "need" the speed.. and, of course, the challenge of having an overclocke...
by ecto
Fri Oct 29, 2004 10:02 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: crude cardboard CPU duct rather close to PSU
Replies: 3
Views: 1794

I don't think there's any problem with the tape or cardboard, but it's better to be safe than sorry - make sure you check up on your materials (what temperature it endures, if it releases toxic fumes when heated etc..) In most cases it won't be a problem. If it would be THAT dangerous it'd have a wa...
by ecto
Tue Oct 26, 2004 1:48 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: How far from the fan do you measure exhaust temp?
Replies: 6
Views: 2058

Tibors wrote:Airflow will only influence the temp of the probe if ...
- the probe is heated by another source as the air
I assume you mean "by another source than the air"? :)

Thanks for the info.
by ecto
Tue Oct 26, 2004 10:18 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: I think it's going to happen! (Silent Router Box)
Replies: 12
Views: 3499

Ok, thanks for the correction.

Still can't see that underclocking a P2-400 will do anyone any good though :)
by ecto
Tue Oct 26, 2004 10:16 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: How far from the fan do you measure exhaust temp?
Replies: 6
Views: 2058

I'll do the same thing. Makes sense putting the probe as near the fan as possible, as it'll represent inside temps the best. Any chance the velocity of the air will influence temps at these low CFM's? I guess not.
by ecto
Tue Oct 26, 2004 9:57 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: PLEASE reduce file sizes of posted images!
Replies: 14
Views: 23133

PLEASE reduce file sizes of posted images!

For all of us modemers - there's not many of us, I know, but we DO exist - it's really sad that some threads contain so many big images that the thread essentially becomes unviewable :( For example, this thread contains almost 1 MB of big images! I waited and waited but it's simply too many KB for m...
by ecto
Tue Oct 26, 2004 9:22 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: I think it's going to happen! (Silent Router Box)
Replies: 12
Views: 3499

Why underclock the CPU? It doesn't do you any good. As I understand, if your goal is to save power/heat, underclocking won't do you any good. Undervolting will though.
by ecto
Tue Oct 26, 2004 9:11 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: How far from the fan do you measure exhaust temp?
Replies: 6
Views: 2058

How far from the fan do you measure exhaust temp?

I was fiddling around with noting my PSU temps when I came to think of this, so I tried measuring the temp both right next to the fan, like this: http://danny.swalas.org/pc60/temp_probe/probe_near_fan.jpg And ~4 cm from the fan, like this: http://danny.swalas.org/pc60/temp_probe/probe_away_from_fan....
by ecto
Tue Oct 26, 2004 2:11 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Closed-cell foam "drive cage"
Replies: 6
Views: 2287

I like this kind of mod. Really easy, cheap, effective, and works well for people not wanting their hard drives dangling from a cord.