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by PiSan
Mon Jun 07, 2004 11:47 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: when windoze freezes
Replies: 13
Views: 2616

It's also possible that you've reached the limit of the chip. An unstable overclock can be caused by both temperature and not enough voltage, but I wouldn't expect much out of that chip.
by PiSan
Tue May 18, 2004 3:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: who's getting the zalman case?
Replies: 56
Views: 16296

Back to the original question of this thread, this case gives Zalman some advertising. No other company is crazy enough to make a product like this and now people know it :lol: .
by PiSan
Wed May 05, 2004 1:07 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A ducted Zalman 7000A CU - finally
Replies: 3
Views: 4746

Wow, nice job! I may consider doing something now that I have this superb example.
by PiSan
Fri Apr 30, 2004 4:15 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: more speed and same heat! (athlons)
Replies: 5
Views: 1674

Why wouldn't there be an increase in heat again? I was under the impression that the same factors which make a proccessor faster, also make it hotter. I could use some elaboration.
by PiSan
Thu Apr 29, 2004 5:32 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Which one of these cases is a better choice?
Replies: 8
Views: 2255

Lian Li are nice, but I still haven't seen a reason to justify their costs.

I personally have the Black Knight and I'm happy with it. Since I've never used your other considerations I can't make a comparison, but dual 120s and a awesome drive cover make it very appealing.
by PiSan
Thu Apr 15, 2004 12:18 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7000Al Cu or 7000Cu?
Replies: 23
Views: 5226

I would also like to recommend the AlCu version. It's fairly heavy in it's own right and I would be uneasy adding another 100 grams to my processor. With my 2.6 at a high overclock I get about 50c at full load. That's with poor case airflow mind you. The potential increase in the Cu version doesn't ...
by PiSan
Thu Apr 15, 2004 12:13 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: New "Dry Water" Cooling possiblities?
Replies: 16
Views: 5769

Doesn't damage electronics? That's crazy stuff. Might be interesting....
by PiSan
Sat Apr 10, 2004 3:30 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Japanese inventor creates motor with 330% efficiency
Replies: 42
Views: 9261

Aw, bringing the discusion back to real life. I guess I'm just an optimistic kind of guy. I give people the benefit of the doubt when I have nothing to lose. Plus, the Japanese are crazy like that :lol: .
by PiSan
Sat Apr 10, 2004 10:23 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Japanese inventor creates motor with 330% efficiency
Replies: 42
Views: 9261

I know enough about physics to realize that when I jump, I will come back down. But how are some of you so sure that you know more than me? There can be laws of the universe that aren't known. I guess all I'm really saying is that anything is possible. Rather than build a wall with your knowledge, m...
by PiSan
Mon Apr 05, 2004 12:15 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: DFI NF2 Ultra Infinity | Abit NF7-S v2
Replies: 5
Views: 1790

I don't personally have one, but I've heard a large amount of positive feedback. I doubt you'll be disappointed.
by PiSan
Mon Apr 05, 2004 12:14 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Japanese inventor creates motor with 330% efficiency
Replies: 42
Views: 9261

I may have been misinformed, but I believe magnets lose their energy after a period of time. He's just converting a magnet's energy which will eventually die out.
by PiSan
Sun Mar 28, 2004 6:54 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Review in Swedish of Zalman Reserator
Replies: 43
Views: 18917

perhaps the relatively low waterflow actually *helps* the cooling since the hot water coming from the cpu has time to circulate and rise inside the reservoir instead of being sucked right back into the pump.. Actually that's not true. There is a greater thermal transfer when there is a greater temp...
by PiSan
Sun Mar 14, 2004 6:11 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Calling All Good Fans!
Replies: 143
Views: 281595

If the database becomes comprehensive (and famous) enough, companies will be sending you fans left and right :wink: .

Sorry I have no fans or skills worth aiding the project, but I wish you good luck and don't get stressed out over it!
by PiSan
Wed Mar 03, 2004 5:11 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Search for Truth: SP-94 or Zalman 7000
Replies: 21
Views: 5453

Well my overclocked rig is at 46°C load according the the motherboard. The Zalman can handle plenty of heat, although I'm fairly certain that the Sp-94 is a better performer. It will only be as loud as the fan you put on it, and a panaflo or a papst with a shroud should push enough air and stay rela...
by PiSan
Wed Mar 03, 2004 12:36 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Whining
Replies: 4
Views: 1693

Alright, I'll see what I can do.

Thanks for the quick responses.
by PiSan
Tue Mar 02, 2004 7:22 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Whining
Replies: 4
Views: 1693

Whining

My HDD randomly starts whining. Sometimes the problem is there right from bootup. Sometimes it takes a while before it starts. It's a very high pitched annoying sound and I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions on a cause. After a reboot the problem normally stops, but sometimes it doesn't. I can't ...
by PiSan
Tue Mar 02, 2004 1:49 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Crazy Power Supply Question
Replies: 6
Views: 2199

Good idea for folding farms.
by PiSan
Sun Feb 29, 2004 7:32 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Future Water Cooled
Replies: 18
Views: 4980

Thanks for all your advice guys. I was beginning to catch a case of the "buyers bug". I'll save my money for a while and see what options the future brings.
by PiSan
Sat Feb 28, 2004 10:58 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: What to buy if money were no object...
Replies: 15
Views: 4068

You could buy the Zalman heatpipe case if you don't care about money :wink: .
by PiSan
Sat Feb 28, 2004 6:44 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Anyone else notice that the VGA Silencer machining sucks?
Replies: 5
Views: 2441

I was fairly satisfied with the quality on mine. It wasn't the best I'd seen, but it was plenty flat. I think you may have gotten a fish.
by PiSan
Thu Feb 26, 2004 7:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Future Water Cooled
Replies: 18
Views: 4980

I have helped friends set there systems up and I've watched the spend all kinds of money to have this great system, that is not that much better than I am running and definetely not quiter. I was under the impression that water cooling was (almost) always quiet. Even if I were to go the liquid rout...
by PiSan
Thu Feb 26, 2004 7:51 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Ahanix Knight
Replies: 25
Views: 8854

The door is held closed with a reasonably strengthed magnet. It won't swing open on its own, but very little force is required to open it. I'm not positive on the track mechanism, but it seems sturdy to me. I even go to lans and I don't even notice it in transit. (Just make sure you don't use it as ...
by PiSan
Thu Feb 26, 2004 7:43 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My build spec - final thoughts before I buy?
Replies: 23
Views: 15181

My oced rig puts out plenty of heat and stays at a reasonable 45C at load. I doubt the pure Cu would have helped much, if at all. No reason to justify the weight or the money.
by PiSan
Thu Feb 26, 2004 7:41 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Build Your Own Instruction Sites/Forums
Replies: 7
Views: 1841

Sorry I don't know of any resources to help you, but when I built my first computer a while ago, it was relatively easy. Deciding on parts was the hardest. The actual assembly went smooth since you can find specific instructions with the product and online a lot easier than a comprehensive manual.
by PiSan
Thu Feb 26, 2004 2:23 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Ahanix Knight
Replies: 25
Views: 8854

Newegg is selling these cases.....The thing looks great in the pictures. I'm wondering about the fan control system. Has anybody around here bought one, or even seen one? Yes, I'm currently using one for my system. I love the looks at the fan setup was easy. The fan control is simple and easy, but ...
by PiSan
Wed Feb 25, 2004 4:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Future Water Cooled
Replies: 18
Views: 4980

Future Water Cooled

I have just recently built my new computer and I think it should last me a few years yet, however I have caught the buying bug so I am constantly looking at ways to spend more of my money (I've been able to restrain myself so far). My new computer is quiet enough, but by no means silent, and by no m...
by PiSan
Wed Jan 21, 2004 12:57 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Powering PC with Solar Energy /:)
Replies: 21
Views: 5467

So I guess theoretically you could generate all your power needs if you wanted. Something to look into when I have a $$$ to blow.
by PiSan
Tue Jan 20, 2004 4:23 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: SilentHardware.de tests 57 fans
Replies: 11
Views: 3977

Thanks for the info! Great review, I was having trouble deciding on a case fan.
by PiSan
Mon Jan 19, 2004 7:04 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Powering PC with Solar Energy /:)
Replies: 21
Views: 5467

So what your saying is replace my roof with solar panels... I understand.
by PiSan
Sun Jan 18, 2004 3:26 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Reasons you watercool
Replies: 14
Views: 2967

I'm seriously considering something unique for my next pc (many years to come) and I thought about watercooling. I would hate for a little bit of moisture to cost me an arm and a leg in fried parts. I'm gonna stick to non-dangerous mods for now.