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by Tulip
Fri Jan 17, 2003 12:09 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How to turn a Zalman into a Nexus ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1525

How to turn a Zalman into a Nexus ?

I've been an extremely satisfied user of the Zalman ZM300-AFC Power Supply for the last months. It's extremely quiet but in a quiet environment, not quiet enough, there being a wind rushing sound coming from the exhaust fan, which can be really annoying as it's the ONLY noise being made by the PC. S...
by Tulip
Mon Dec 16, 2002 11:44 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Fanless Zalman 6500Cu-B?
Replies: 10
Views: 5652

I tried this out some while ago. I've tried to remove as many fans from my Lian-Li PC60 case as is humanly possible, so the ONLY fan actually running other than the CPU fan is the one in the Zalman ZM300-BLP power supply! There are NO additional case fans or anything stupid like that. P4 1.8 Northwo...
by Tulip
Wed Dec 04, 2002 11:11 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Zalman ST300BLP
Replies: 5
Views: 2967

I agree with Old Dude, the 300BLP is not a patch on the ZM300A-APF, and i've had both! The ZM300A-APF is really impressive, something that Zalman can be really proud of!!
by Tulip
Thu Oct 31, 2002 11:25 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Fanless Radeon 8500?
Replies: 29
Views: 13523

Sorry, don't agree. I've had no problems with the ZM-CU17 and Radeon 8500, in fact i'm using it as i write this EMail. I'm no gamer, but the 8500LE without doubt DOESN'T produce anywhere as much heat as an NVidia 4400 or 4600, so it shouldn't be a problem !!!
by Tulip
Thu Oct 31, 2002 2:54 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Fanless Radeon 8500?
Replies: 29
Views: 13523

There seem to be a variety of ways of removing the original heatsink. 1. You can use the freezer trick (place VGA card in Antistatic bag, place bag in Freezer for 20-30 minutes, then just prise the heatsink off with an old Credit card), which seems to be the most recommended method. 2. Place old Cre...
by Tulip
Tue Oct 29, 2002 11:23 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Fanless Radeon 8500?
Replies: 29
Views: 13523

Well, i'm also running a Hercules Radeon 8500LE. Ripped the supplied fan and heatsink off last weekend and replaced it with the mentioned ZM17CU. Runs like a dream, even after 1 hour of 3dMarks 2001 looping, the card and heatsink don't even get remotely hot. The only fans in the whole case are in th...
by Tulip
Wed Oct 09, 2002 12:37 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Zalman ZM300A-PFC
Replies: 16
Views: 8382

@ GamingGod My system is ... Epox 4BDA2+ Motherboard Pentium 4 1.8 Northwood running at 1.4V instead of 1.5V. Zalman ZM300A-APF Power Supply Zalman ZM6500CU CPU cooler and fan running at lowest setting (1400rpm) 512MB Micron DDR Maxtor 60GB HDD Plextor 40X CD-RW LG 48X DVD Hercules Radeon 8500LE gra...
by Tulip
Mon Oct 07, 2002 8:33 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Zalman ZM-80HP Impressions
Replies: 12
Views: 6127

Here is probably the first review of the ZM-80HP in Germany, and they didn't like it at all, but then they are also more interested in performance than silence. It just seem strange that Juad's review should be SO different from this one !!!

http://www.hartware.de/review.html?id=261
by Tulip
Sun Oct 06, 2002 11:45 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Zalman ZM300A-PFC
Replies: 16
Views: 8382

@GamingGod

Yes, the Zalman is working out really nicely. No problems at all !!!
by Tulip
Thu Sep 19, 2002 2:16 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: modding psu
Replies: 2
Views: 2890

Don't bother modding the Zalman. It's quiet enough as it is !!!
by Tulip
Fri Sep 13, 2002 6:23 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Adda fans real loud... arrghhh
Replies: 10
Views: 7044

My Lian-Li UC60 is the older model (now 18 months old), without USB connectors in the front panel. The newer models not only have USB, they also have a fan outlet on the top panel, so 4 fans in all, totally OTT. The ADDA fans are only loud when running at full speed, if you set the speed controller ...
by Tulip
Thu Sep 12, 2002 10:54 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Adda fans real loud... arrghhh
Replies: 10
Views: 7044

I also use a Lian-Li, in my case the PC60. I just disconnected the ADDA fans completely, they ARE : 1. Loud 2. Don't actually seem to make more than 1 or 2 degrees difference even when running a P4 at 1.8Mhz. If I were you, i'd just do the same, disconnect the things. With your setup, you could prob...
by Tulip
Thu Sep 12, 2002 10:19 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: zalman or quiet pc?
Replies: 3
Views: 3587

The original Zalman Power Supply was anything but quiet, the new one (ZM300A) is REALLY impressive, extremely quiet but also not exactly cheap. I'm a Pentium 4 user (1.8 Northwood), and have the Zalman 6500A-CU CPU cooler running on it at the lowest setting (1450rpm). Again, extremely impressive. Ju...
by Tulip
Sun Sep 01, 2002 10:38 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Zalman ZM300A-PFC
Replies: 16
Views: 8382

Good news, it's not the Zalman !!! The PC is now so quiet that the noise I have been hearing has been there all along, it's the HDD, a Maxtor 4D060H3 basically a very quiet unit, but I suppose when something is turning at 5400 rpm there has to be SOME noise. Irritating none the less !! I'll have to ...
by Tulip
Thu Aug 29, 2002 10:12 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Zalman ZM300A-PFC
Replies: 16
Views: 8382

Yes, that hissing sound is exactly as you describe it, sort of like the noise you get when frying an egg !! I've let the machine run overnight and I think that this hissing has now disappeared or has reduced in level, unfortunately I can't tell because the fan has definitely increased in speed, so t...
by Tulip
Thu Aug 29, 2002 7:51 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Zalman ZM300A-PFC
Replies: 16
Views: 8382

No, it isn't a hissing sound exactly, very difficult to describe really. I'll wait for a few days and see if it goes away. Th rumbling is DEFINITELY coming from the fan, maybe that will also disappear with time !
by Tulip
Wed Aug 28, 2002 10:57 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Zalman ZM300A-PFC
Replies: 16
Views: 8382

Zalman ZM300A-PFC

I've always been a fan of Zalman products, been using them for the last couple of years, but I seem to have trouble with their Power Supplies. When the first generation PS became available, I bought one only to get rid of it a week later because it was too loud in use, and reverted back to an Enerma...
by Tulip
Tue Aug 20, 2002 11:13 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Enermax / Chieftec marriage
Replies: 1
Views: 2954

Enermax / Chieftec marriage

A few days ago, I unfortunately blew up a Chieftec HPC-300-202 Power Supply by connecting up the Floppy Disk drive incorrectly. Chieftec Power Supplies are some of the quietest on the market, especially the 300W model. The fan control electronics seem to be very effective. I decided to use these in ...