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by axhind
Mon May 17, 2004 1:30 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Another Sonata (minor) modding project
Replies: 2
Views: 3392

Thanks for the compliments ;). Pics are taken with my brand new Powershot A80, and I must say I love the quality! Yeah, I know the temp seems a bit high, but since temp measurement on motherboards differs, I'm not worried. My system is stable as it is, even after several hours of intensive gaming. A...
by axhind
Thu May 13, 2004 7:21 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: More Modded Sonata Pics
Replies: 5
Views: 5003

I can't see the pictures either...
by axhind
Thu May 13, 2004 7:08 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Another Sonata (minor) modding project
Replies: 2
Views: 3392

Another Sonata (minor) modding project

My first minor modding is finally a fact . From the outside there's almost no difference, because it's mainly acoustic and airflow modding. First some pictures of how my Sonata looked before (you are allowed to laugh :D ): http://users.pandora.be/verheyen1/Jan/IMG_0126.JPG http://users.pandora.be/ve...
by axhind
Mon Apr 05, 2004 12:23 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Motherboards with CPU diode temperature monitoring
Replies: 3
Views: 1556

The Asus A7N8X Deluxe 2.0 definitely has probe-reading too. For me, it's about 10° hotter then the socket-sensor.
by axhind
Wed Mar 31, 2004 8:28 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SATA cable suck
Replies: 30
Views: 9901

I'm using 2 Raptors for about 3-4 months now, and I must say that my connectors and cables are of a very high quality. I'm using the cables that came with my motherboard (Asus A7N8X Deluxe). The connectors are firmly seated, the cables are quite easy to bend. But I've heard of several others who als...
by axhind
Thu Mar 25, 2004 2:14 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Windows XP Slowwwwness
Replies: 45
Views: 12755

I don't agree with some of you if you say that 512MB of RAM is a joke. I've got 512megs myself and I can play the latest games without any problem, WITH eyecandy. Imo the only valid reason to have more RAM is when you're a heavy photoshop/3dsMAX/... user, or when you want to play a game while burnin...
by axhind
Wed Mar 24, 2004 1:36 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Processor Power Consumption Holstically
Replies: 8
Views: 2243

AMD has implemented this in their 64-bit line, Cool 'n Quiet. And afaik it works like a charm, reducing the clockspeed and power consumption depending on the task the cpu is performing. I don't know either why it took so long though. Intel is a victim of its own marketing-talk. They've spent the las...
by axhind
Wed Mar 24, 2004 12:46 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Windows XP Slowwwwness
Replies: 45
Views: 12755

another thing you could try is to clean up your harddrive. use a regcleaner, run adaware/spybot and defrag (diskeeper,..).
by axhind
Fri Mar 19, 2004 11:53 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Loud laptop hissing noise when processor _not_ in use
Replies: 2
Views: 1446

my suggestion would be to take it back for warranty... if the sound is so loud that you get a headache, it's not normal. normally you should get it repaired (or maybe even a new one...) without any fuss.
by axhind
Thu Mar 18, 2004 8:41 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: please help me out with stock sonata case
Replies: 9
Views: 2294

I assume you plugged in the casefan(s) in the fan-only molex? If you didn't, you should try that, it makes a lot of difference :wink:
by axhind
Thu Mar 11, 2004 2:55 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Does CPU make noise? (AMD64 3200+)
Replies: 14
Views: 3964

Are you 100% sure the sound is coming from your cpu? My guess would be that it's the powersupply, when you crank your cpu-usage up it draws more power and thus the powersupply has to 'work harder'.
by axhind
Thu Mar 11, 2004 2:52 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: W2K Professional Versus Windows XP Professional
Replies: 21
Views: 4665

I've been using XP for a couple of years, and I like it. It does have a lot of eyecandy when you've just installed it, but with some minor tweaks you can turn them off and have the same layout as 2k. And if you go a bit further and if you're willing to spend some time on it you can speed it up even ...
by axhind
Mon Mar 01, 2004 10:17 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Future Water Cooled
Replies: 18
Views: 4989

obviously you don't want the grill there - but you definitely want a gap between the fan and the rad to eliminate the dead spot all so common with axial fans. when using a fan on a radiator, a ~3cm gap seems to be optimal based on the results from watercooling peoples such as cathar. yeah, thanks f...
by axhind
Fri Feb 27, 2004 3:24 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Static electricity woes..
Replies: 17
Views: 3918

I agree with Axhind that this is defenatly a grounding problem. I am fairly certain that you don't have your computer grounded. Since you probably don't have any grounded wall plugs in the room you have your computer in your easiest way to reach ground is a heater. Find some bare metal on the heate...
by axhind
Fri Feb 27, 2004 1:14 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: hdd upside-down on foam?
Replies: 6
Views: 2164

putting a hd upside down is indeed a safe thing to do. you can even place it vertically, like some OEM builders do/did (Compaq for instance). The only thing to avoid is placing it in an angle, because that way gravity will work unevenly on the platters, heads and motor, causing it to degrade and eve...
by axhind
Fri Feb 27, 2004 1:01 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Passive water cooling
Replies: 26
Views: 12711

It definitely has been done before, I even know a guy on a forum of which I'm a regular who has done it. Unfortunately for you it's a Belgian forum ( http://www.born2oc.be ), so here's a pic (courtesy of homerke): http://www.sknet.be/homerke/born2oc/wc/wc_Project004.jpg link to his site: http://www....
by axhind
Fri Feb 27, 2004 12:16 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Future Water Cooled
Replies: 18
Views: 4989

I've got my cpu, nb and vga watercooled with the Asetek Waterchill-set, and it's NOT complete silent at all. I've got it all build in a Sonata and actually it looks like the Waterchill is designed with the Sonata in mind because they fit like a glove together :wink:. The fan is running @7v and it's ...
by axhind
Thu Feb 26, 2004 11:59 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Static electricity woes..
Replies: 17
Views: 3918

Is your pc grounded? I mean, is the plug of the pc connected to a grounded ... (I don't know the english word, but it's the thing in the wall where you plug in powercords :D) ? If it's not, your problem could be solved by grounding it.
by axhind
Thu Feb 26, 2004 11:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My build spec - final thoughts before I buy?
Replies: 23
Views: 15194

Stay away from the all copper, no need, too much weight, not good. I agree, and what's more, copper 'picks up' heat faster than alu, but it needs more airflow to get rid of it. Alu needs very little airflow to dissipate its heat into the air, so if you're using a low rpm-fan (like with this heatsin...
by axhind
Thu Feb 26, 2004 1:22 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet is in the details
Replies: 48
Views: 58134

Very nice work Douglas! I've got a Sonata too, and partially thanks to you, I've already ordered the Deluxe pack :wink: . If I receive that, I'll have about everything to 'mod' my case. I'll use a lot of other tricks I found on this forum too, so I'll try to make a nice article with pics to describe...
by axhind
Thu Feb 26, 2004 12:55 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: disadvantage of hd-suspension?
Replies: 24
Views: 8050

Axhind, I also have a Sonata, and usless you are doing something unusual, the hard drive screws do not touch the chasis. As noted by others, both the power and data cables for the drive have ground wires. I did have a problem with a Pentium 90 years ago in that the floppy drive would not work prope...
by axhind
Wed Feb 25, 2004 2:34 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Sonata & Dust
Replies: 8
Views: 3047

It looks like the sonata is indeed a duff design. BTW I got a reply from Antec saying i should have a 2nd part to my dust filter! So, who's just got the single plastic tray and who's got a seperate filter ? hmm strange, I think that I only have the plastic tray too.... I'm not 100% sure though so I...
by axhind
Tue Feb 24, 2004 10:52 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: disadvantage of hd-suspension?
Replies: 24
Views: 8050

Since companies like Dell grommet mount their hard drives, I think you can be assured that it is safe. Dell actually has degreed engineers on their staff. Their liability would be enormous if any potential problem existed. However, I am not sure about grounding of the PSU. My harddrives in my Sonat...
by axhind
Tue Feb 24, 2004 5:08 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: disadvantage of hd-suspension?
Replies: 24
Views: 8050

disadvantage of hd-suspension?

Hey all, I spent some time browsing the forum, and read a lot of topics about silencing comps, including the ones where one gets advice about suspending his hd's. I have one remark concerning this method, but i'm not 100% sure if my thoughts on this matter are correct. What about static electricity ...