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by zuperdee
Fri Jun 04, 2004 10:42 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Coolmax CX series PSU cable length and # of connectors??
Replies: 6
Views: 2909

Just thought I'd chime in here: I am personally using a Coolmax Taurus CX 350-watt model here (with the 12cm fan), in my AMD Athlon XP-2700 system, and it is VERY quiet. A couple of people here have also said this PSU seems quieter than the 12cm Fortron models. From what I've heard here, I suspect t...
by zuperdee
Tue May 25, 2004 2:20 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Running fans from a wall plug
Replies: 22
Views: 4946

CRAP! Okay, I found a 1700mAmp converter with selectable voltage, and I was about to cut the tip off and wire up my fans, but I have NO idea how to tell which is positive and which is negative. Any way to tell short of getting a volt meter? If I hook it up backwards, will there be hell to pay? A vo...
by zuperdee
Sun May 23, 2004 11:46 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: My Prosilence 350 is toast! >:(
Replies: 11
Views: 3111

Guys, before this turns into a big argument, I just thought maybe I'd put in my 2 cents... Personally, I'll agree, I think it sounds like the proSilence PSUs have problems. However, I also don't think ONE single bad brand is enough to extrapolate and make the general statement that ALL brands of fan...
by zuperdee
Sun May 16, 2004 5:18 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Active PFC vs. Non-Active
Replies: 6
Views: 2029

If it takes fewer volt amps from the wall, it uses less power, so has higher efficiency. No, you're wrong. Like I said before, Active PFC might make it take fewer volt amps from the wall, but it most certainly does not make the PSU more efficient. Fewer volt-amps does NOT equal fewer watts. The quo...
by zuperdee
Sat May 15, 2004 7:31 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Active PFC vs. Non-Active
Replies: 6
Views: 2029

No, Active PFC will not make it run any cooler or quieter. Active PFC might make your PSU draw fewer Volt-Amps from the wall, but in no way does it affect the conversion efficiency of the PSU. This is what really determines how hot and loud it runs.
by zuperdee
Sat May 15, 2004 9:13 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec sl300s for the silence?
Replies: 6
Views: 2103

Hello,

The SL300S does exist. I can assure you of this, because I have personally used one before. I thought it was pretty close to silent too, when I tried it.
by zuperdee
Tue May 11, 2004 11:28 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New fanless PSU!
Replies: 14
Views: 3758

I have one of these PSUs on the testbench, open right now. Will go in the test rig today or tomorrow. Should have a review done in a few days. Yay!!!!! So I see you finally got a sample!!!! Oh happy day!!!! :D:D:D I'll be VERY interested to see your results, because I think it looks like an interes...
by zuperdee
Mon May 03, 2004 12:26 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Coolmax Taurus fanless 480W for sale at SVC.com
Replies: 11
Views: 3287

I also noticed that 60% efficiency figure. I wonder if that's correct--60% seems a bit hard to believe for a fanless PSU, let alone ANY PSU. If that figure is correct, that means it isn't even as efficient as the 120mm-fanned CX units. I find it extremely difficult to believe a fanless unit could li...
by zuperdee
Sun May 02, 2004 9:42 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Coolmax Taurus fanless 480W for sale at SVC.com
Replies: 11
Views: 3287

I wonder too exactly what Coolmax had in mind... Personally, methinks if this design turns out not to work so well inside a typical PC case, there's still hope for it OUTSIDE the case, as MikeC has done with his (fanned) PSU.
by zuperdee
Sun May 02, 2004 6:47 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Coolmax Taurus fanless 480W for sale at SVC.com
Replies: 11
Views: 3287

I've been wondering about these things myself. I am currently using a Coolmax Taurus CX-350 120mm-fanned unit, and it's pretty quiet.

I'm also hoping MikeC will soon be able to review the Coolmax fanless unit, as well as the 120mm-fanned ones... We'll see.
by zuperdee
Sat May 01, 2004 10:48 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: I am going to kill you all
Replies: 15
Views: 5333

Well, I am hoping that if we compete against each other for folding power, maybe it will also help our team. After all, EOC seems to be increasing their lead over us day-by-day now (they are now outproducing us by over 1,500 PPD), and we seem to be rather stagnant--according to EOC's team stats page...
by zuperdee
Fri Apr 30, 2004 8:12 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: I am going to kill you all
Replies: 15
Views: 5333

unregistered wrote:Get on MY threats list and I'll kick the zuper out your dee!
Well Unregistered, I am on your threats list now! As of the moment of this writing, it looks like I'm gaining 11 points on you per day, and at this rate, I'll overtake you in 945 days. :wink: :twisted:
by zuperdee
Fri Apr 30, 2004 6:12 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: I am going to kill you all
Replies: 15
Views: 5333

Well, it looks like I just killed Chylld. :twisted: :lol: :twisted: :lol:
by zuperdee
Fri Apr 30, 2004 5:59 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: who has the quietest 12cm or 14cm fans?
Replies: 5
Views: 1842

Bluefront wrote:Well I've heard a number of 120mm fans.....my Yate Loon fans are the quietest by far. Plus they will run just fine on as little as 2.8v. Very hard to find though. :(
You can get them as rebranded Nexus fans pretty easily!! :lol:
by zuperdee
Thu Apr 29, 2004 12:20 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Coolmax Taurus CX450B
Replies: 1
Views: 1238

Yeah, I also use a Coolmax. Mine is a CX-350 model. I highly recommend this PSU for anyone who is looking for a quiet PSU on a budget. I am also hoping MikeC will someday be able to do a proper review of it.
by zuperdee
Sun Apr 25, 2004 2:57 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: I am going to kill you all
Replies: 15
Views: 5333

Well unregistered, it seems I am only 14 PPD away from being on your threats list. :twisted: I should now be able to kill even more of you, since I now have my mom's new Barton 2500+ system folding 24/7 for Team SPCR under my name in addition to my Thoroughbred 2700+. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
by zuperdee
Sun Apr 25, 2004 2:50 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: What are your (realistic) goals with Folding@Home?
Replies: 27
Views: 9712

My goal is pure and simple: to see to it that Team SPCR moves up in the ranks as high as possible. I think it would be a great way to advertise, and get more people to join SPCR.
by zuperdee
Fri Apr 23, 2004 9:21 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Nexus introduces silent ATX case
Replies: 28
Views: 14347

I dunno about you people, but I have no problem with hot air being exhausted by my 120mm-fanned PSU. My Coolmax Taurus CX-350 PSU is so quiet, I can't hear it at all unless I am less than 1 foot away from it. (And let's face it, NO FAN is ever going to be 100% silent unless it moves hardly any air a...
by zuperdee
Wed Apr 21, 2004 9:04 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How to soften a loud Fortron 350 PS
Replies: 4
Views: 1545

I have a GREAT idea: Try putting a Yate Loon fan into it, and you'll have an instant Nexus NX-3500!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by zuperdee
Tue Apr 20, 2004 9:38 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Why is Team SPCR dying? (NOT!)
Replies: 29
Views: 12153

Of course, there are a couple of teams bucking the trend, Mac OSX of course, but also EOC. And I think I see a connection here: both were teams we once passed!! And in both of these cases, the teams seemed to begin rallying and ramping up their production, angry that we'd passed them. I suspect EOC...
by zuperdee
Tue Apr 20, 2004 8:21 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SuperTornado 300w rev. A3
Replies: 4
Views: 1888

Re: SuperTornado 300w rev. A3

pariah333 wrote:BTW, can someone recommend a quiter 120mm fan?
That bright orange Nexus 120mm fan that spins at 1000 RPM, maybe?
by zuperdee
Tue Apr 20, 2004 7:52 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Why is Team SPCR dying? (NOT!)
Replies: 29
Views: 12153

wumpus wrote:Why, I'll tell you what's wrong with that picture. It's a document with a red X, indicating that the image link is invalid.
Eh, it shouldn't be invalid--try again!! Here's the link if it still doesn't work:
http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/ ... s=&t=31574
by zuperdee
Tue Apr 20, 2004 7:18 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Why is Team SPCR dying? (NOT!)
Replies: 29
Views: 12153

Why is Team SPCR dying? (NOT!)

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What's wrong with this picture?!? WILL SOMEONE TELL MY WHY TEAM SPCR IS DYING? :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
by zuperdee
Tue Apr 20, 2004 7:14 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: antec True power 300 vs Sl350s
Replies: 2
Views: 1044

I say, don't go for the 2-fan version of the SL300, go for the 1-fan SL300S, like the one found in the Antec SLK1600. It's AMAZINGLY quiet!!!!
by zuperdee
Sun Apr 18, 2004 10:49 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: COME ON! WE NEED TO PICK UP THE PACE!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 4774

Hey, I'm already running it as much as I possibly can! :lol: I also just got finished putting together a new quiet AMD Athlon XP 2500+ (Barton) system for my mom too, and I'm running the client on her new system too, to try to break it in and test it for her. Also, to those of you with AMD Athlon XP...
by zuperdee
Sat Apr 17, 2004 9:28 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Linux question: How to keep time right on my blades?
Replies: 31
Views: 9862

I run the ntpd daemon, but sometimes I also find it useful to update on-the-spot from the command line. This is what I normally do on my Fedora Core system when I want to update the time on-the-spot from the command line: As root, run this command: ntpdate -u time.nist.gov The -u option is necessary...
by zuperdee
Fri Apr 16, 2004 4:02 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: I am going to kill you all
Replies: 15
Views: 5333

I am going to kill you all

Well, I just upgraded my machine from a Thoroughbred 2400+ to a Thoroughbred 2700+. Therefore, I expect I should now be able to pass a lot of people I couldn't before. :twisted: :lol: :twisted: :lol: Alright, childishness aside, I do have a motive: I want to maximize my folding potential for team SP...
by zuperdee
Thu Apr 15, 2004 7:15 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: bobo5195 becomes SPCR's 4000th Member
Replies: 16
Views: 4689

I guess you don't read mine, either. :lol:

(Just kidding--I certainly don't want to troll, etc.)
by zuperdee
Thu Apr 15, 2004 5:22 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung: stuck at 160gb?
Replies: 29
Views: 7405

One word: RAID. :lol:
by zuperdee
Thu Apr 15, 2004 3:09 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Should I upgrade to a Barton?
Replies: 41
Views: 10181

How about not upgrading for about a year and let AMD and Intel figure out their socket troubles? My AMD 3600+ is plenty fast for whatever I do 8) 1) No socket is forever. I figure if you wait, you'll be waiting forever. After all, if you just wait long enough, ANY socket, be it 370, 462, 478, 775, ...