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by nap_loaf
Wed Mar 09, 2005 5:15 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: nForce4 Chipset Fan Replacement Thread
Replies: 236
Views: 213620

I've posted some pictures of my build (A NB47J combined with a VF700ALCU). A bit tight! http://medlem.spray.se/ragnarroos/ The closeness of those two coolers might actually be a good thing. Since the nForce4 chipset gets quite hot (from what I've read anyway), the "free" airflow from the VF700 fan ...
by nap_loaf
Thu Sep 09, 2004 9:10 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SATA issue - hot swap question
Replies: 35
Views: 19203

Don't have any useful advice to add, but I'll mention that I run SATA drives off both an Intel integrated controller (ICH5R) and a Silicon Image controller (built into my motherboard - not a seperate PCI card). The ones on the Intel controller show up as normal IDE drives, while drives on the Silico...
by nap_loaf
Tue Sep 07, 2004 1:25 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SATA issue - hot swap question
Replies: 35
Views: 19203

So can I ask you - is there anything I am supposed to do to safely shut down the sata device, the equivalent of the 'safely remove hardware' applet? Now that I think of it, that 'safely remove hardware' applet is not just for USB; on my laptop, I can 'stop' the CD ROM drive, since it's removable al...
by nap_loaf
Sun Mar 21, 2004 1:25 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Worst things you've broken in the quest for silence?
Replies: 6
Views: 1609

Worst things you've broken in the quest for silence?

I can name 2 things from the past week: - A Pentium 4 2.4C. I'd already lapped it, but that wasn't enough. No, I just HAD to try removing the heatspreader. It came off alright, but let's just say pieces of the core came off with it. - A Radeon 9800 Pro. I removed the fan from my Arctic Cooling VGA S...
by nap_loaf
Mon Mar 01, 2004 12:14 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Did I lose my WU?
Replies: 3
Views: 1692

I've done this before (but on the Windows client) and the work wasn't lost. The old unit will just get sent when the current one finishes. If you'd prefer to send it straight away, try the command line option "-send all".
by nap_loaf
Tue Feb 24, 2004 10:38 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: More unique SPCR stats
Replies: 5
Views: 2396

Another special thing about this team is how new we are. Just look at the team numbers (at Stanford's stats page) - we're the youngest team until #48! This is assuming of course that they assign team numbers sequentially.
by nap_loaf
Tue Feb 24, 2004 6:08 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR is *ORANGE*
Replies: 18
Views: 5249

This looks VERY promising. We're likely to exceed 20,000 points for the second day in a row, so this isn't a mere fluctuation. It's not just a bunch of delayed units from the day before like last time (11-12 February). Orange will become our "normal" color with occasional bad days as yellow. AnandTe...
by nap_loaf
Mon Feb 23, 2004 4:37 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Odd Client problem
Replies: 8
Views: 3068

I have the "blue text" problem as well, and as that screenshot demonstrates, it makes things very hard to read! It was white when I first installed the client but I'm not sure what happened to change it.

If it wasn't for the risk of landing a Tinker, I'd try reinstalling.
by nap_loaf
Mon Feb 23, 2004 3:48 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR is *ORANGE*
Replies: 18
Views: 5249

SPCR is orange yet again, as of 3:00am CST!

With no sign of resistance from AnandTech, we're headed for 25th place before March. Our gap with MacOS X has also closed to under 10,000 points.

A kick ass performance however you look at it!
by nap_loaf
Sat Feb 21, 2004 3:49 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: p684 - WU from Hell, or just a slow cpu?
Replies: 9
Views: 3067

I got this WU yesterday; I think it was worth about 60 points. Here's my performance on it, but I can't remember when I had a second F@H instance running so the numbers might not be reliable: [12:55:00] Protein: p684_TZ2_EXT_EXP [12:55:00] [12:55:00] Writing local files [12:55:00] Extra SSE boost OK...
by nap_loaf
Tue Feb 17, 2004 2:39 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 2 AcoustiFans, 1 resistor?
Replies: 5
Views: 1601

That would work from an electronics point of view, but you might burn out the resistor. To calculate whether this is safe, you'd need to find out the power consumption of the fans, and the rating of the resistor. The 4 color bands on the resistor only tell you resistance/tolerance. I have these fans...
by nap_loaf
Mon Feb 16, 2004 2:10 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: what can ya recommend for a 80 mm Fan low dba?
Replies: 10
Views: 3042

SPCR's reference fan is the 80mm Panaflo L1A. It's widely available, cheap, undervolts well and has quiet bearings. It isn't necessarilly the best in any one of those categories, but it's a great all-rounder.

Also consider the Nexus and AcoustiFan if you can find them.
by nap_loaf
Sat Feb 14, 2004 11:14 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: what can ya recommend for a 80 mm Fan low dba?
Replies: 10
Views: 3042

I haven't tried stealth fans myself, but people here don't think very highly of them. Some good alternatives to try are (in no particular order) the Papst 4412, AcoustiFan, Panaflo L1A, Evercool (a bit louder than the rest but has more airflow) and Enermax adjustable. Nexus, who make a good 80mm fan...
by nap_loaf
Sat Feb 14, 2004 1:28 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Overdoing thermal paste?
Replies: 4
Views: 1694

It's definitely possible! The purpose of using thermal paste is to fill in the small gaps between the heatsink and processor, because their surfaces aren't totally smooth. But the heatsink and processor are still supposed to directly touch where possible, rather than being completely seperated by a ...
by nap_loaf
Thu Feb 12, 2004 2:15 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7000A-alcu or thermalright slk-947U?
Replies: 11
Views: 3612

If low noise is your number one priority, an SLK with Panaflo is better than the 7000A. The 7000A's fan at 5V is pretty quiet but still not as good as a fan you choose yourself. But if you want really good cooling performance and value for money, get the 7000A (especially since it comes with a Fanma...
by nap_loaf
Wed Feb 11, 2004 5:44 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Yahooo! We're number 16!!!?!?!?!
Replies: 10
Views: 3807

This is useful to know, since it means we currently have the 16th (now 15th!) highest daily production. It would've been easy to figure that out beforehand, but still... Their main team rankings page is messed up and slow to respond. If it's not a bug, it could be an intentional attack...I hope thei...
by nap_loaf
Sun Feb 08, 2004 10:25 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: are psu fans controlled by temperature or load?
Replies: 1
Views: 732

They're controlled by temperature...but since an increase in power load causes an increase in heat produced, you could say that power load affects fan speed indirectly.
by nap_loaf
Thu Feb 05, 2004 11:52 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Graphical Production Comparison - SPCR vs KWSN
Replies: 32
Views: 13542

I think Anandtech is focusing more on SETI@Home right now...check out this news post . There could be a similar reaction for F@H when we get close (or rather when MacOS X get close before us). I wouldn't write them off quite yet - like MacOS X they'd have a very large base of potential users to call...
by nap_loaf
Tue Feb 03, 2004 8:44 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Dumb panaflo question
Replies: 3
Views: 1170

The extra wire probably doesn't do anything. 3-wire tails can't cost that much more than 2-wire ones so your supplier/shop would've just given you whatever they had around at the time. As for the fan, both the -BX and the -A versions have a 3-pin socket; it's the circuit board inside that's different.
by nap_loaf
Sun Feb 01, 2004 3:00 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Why does LiquiNinjas list SPCR as ranked 25?
Replies: 5
Views: 1844

Looks like the ranks for every team, not just SPCR, are 2 lower than they should be (and [H], the #1 team, shows up as rank 114765). Probably a mistake on their part - perhaps they're subtracting the number of aggregate teams or something. Here are the stats for some other teams' members, which migh...
by nap_loaf
Thu Jan 22, 2004 1:27 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Lies, damned lies and F@H stats
Replies: 7
Views: 2578

Lies, damned lies and F@H stats

When the regular statistics (like PPW compared with MacOS X) aren't looking so good, it's time to..."invent" some new measures such as the following: Team loyalty (or dedication) : The percentage of users that are active. A low loyalty stat means a lot of people join a team, fold a bit, then get bor...
by nap_loaf
Sat Jan 17, 2004 7:27 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SuperSilencer 460W reviewed at Tweaktown
Replies: 6
Views: 1818

It's true that the heat generated is the same, but a higher rated PSU uses components that can safely run at higher temperatures. The cooling system only has to do enough to prevent a PSU being damaged from overheating, which doesn't occur at the same temperature for all PSUs. See the second post by...
by nap_loaf
Sat Jan 17, 2004 3:01 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Team MacOSX is no longer a threat.
Replies: 58
Views: 20797

http://www.apple.com/powermac/images/designclutter06232003.jpg The PC on the left shows that if you try hard enough you might cram everything into the average PC case. The Power Mac G5 was designed from the inside out so that the case and internal components were meant to go together. LOL... they d...
by nap_loaf
Thu Jan 15, 2004 1:45 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: iTeam iMac iOSX Invades SPCR & Objects to Libel!
Replies: 8
Views: 3292

"The beacons are lit... SPCR calls for aid!"
(dramatic pause)
"And newbies will answer."

Consider me recruited. To arms!
by nap_loaf
Wed Jan 14, 2004 4:18 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SuperSilencer back from the brink, but new fan is slow??
Replies: 10
Views: 2853

Systematic approach: - Test the fan on its own and make sure it starts at low voltages - Test the PSU with the stock fan again, to make sure it's truly fixed (in case something in addition to the fuse died) If both are fine, it's definitely a wiring issue. Assuming the Tornado and Silencer use the s...
by nap_loaf
Tue Jan 13, 2004 10:33 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SuperSilencer back from the brink, but new fan is slow??
Replies: 10
Views: 2853

There's a remote possibility of the fan being connected incorrectly. I once put a Papst 4412F/2GL in my 300W Tornado but plugged it in backwards, so it was basically being powered from the RPM sensing line. The fan would never start on its own, and once manually started it always spun slowly (as in ...
by nap_loaf
Mon Jan 12, 2004 4:04 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: High quality thermal paste?
Replies: 1
Views: 955

The two most popular ones are Arctic Silver Ceramique and Arctic Silver 5. Be sure to check out this thread.
by nap_loaf
Sat Jan 10, 2004 5:13 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Zalman, is it worth the $....?
Replies: 17
Views: 4258

nap_loaf: how much did it cost you to import the seasonic and acoustipack? it costs heaps to import them into australia, nz must be worse surely?? You're right about shipping being expensive when purchasing the AcoustiPack alone. Silicon Acoustics charges $119.23 for the deluxe version ($34.28 of w...
by nap_loaf
Fri Jan 09, 2004 6:20 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Zalman, is it worth the $....?
Replies: 17
Views: 4258

Re: Zalman, is it worth the $....?

PS: I live in New Zealand, so Vantec's are pretty much the quietest fans available down here. Although I think you can get Zalman 92mm's now, but no Panaflo's... sigh... Hi there fellow Kiwi, you can get Panaflos from www.coolcases.co.nz . Not the most professional looking store I've ever seen, but...
by nap_loaf
Wed Jan 07, 2004 5:01 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SilentDrive™ + WD 7200 Drive = Safe???
Replies: 7
Views: 1921

Anyone considering a SilentDrive should read the bottom table of this page first. It's cheaper than the SmartDrive for a reason...