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by rperezlo
Wed Feb 08, 2006 6:52 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Dead mCubed T-Balancer
Replies: 11
Views: 3546

My t-Balancer is now back and fixed! It seems to be working well and I'd say it is a refurbished unit, not the one I sent (no problem at all with being refurbished as long as it works). I sent it on January 19th and it came back yesterday, that means 19 days turn around time. It was sent forth and b...
by rperezlo
Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:38 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Dead mCubed T-Balancer
Replies: 11
Views: 3546

Shipping from Spain to Austria was 8 € (about $10). This is the cheapest rate and delivery takes three days.

I can't tell you about turnaround yet, I hope it doesn't take too long.
by rperezlo
Wed Jan 18, 2006 5:58 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Dead mCubed T-Balancer
Replies: 11
Views: 3546

I just got an email from Maik asking me to send it back to Austria. They will check, repair and reprogram it.
by rperezlo
Tue Jan 17, 2006 10:47 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Dead mCubed T-Balancer
Replies: 11
Views: 3546

Thanks again for your answer. I've done all that you suggest and more in terms of software and USB but I didn't remember what was the power up LED sequence. In mine only the USB LED lights when plugged to USB, all the other LEDs in the T-Balancer are off even at start up. The LEDs in the temperature...
by rperezlo
Tue Jan 17, 2006 2:51 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Dead mCubed T-Balancer
Replies: 11
Views: 3546

Thanks for your ideas, but I have had no success so far. I've tried in different USB 2.0 ports, through a USB 1.1 hub (I read somewhere that the T-Balancer doesn't like USB 2.0 ports) and with a laptop that only has USB 1.1. The result is always the same. And when unplugged, the fans stay always at ...
by rperezlo
Tue Jan 17, 2006 7:54 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Dead mCubed T-Balancer
Replies: 11
Views: 3546

Dead mCubed T-Balancer

One month ago I turned on my computer after a long weekend off and I immediately noticed that the fans connected to my T-Balancer didn't make the usual turn on noises (stop - full speed for a few seconds - stop). Instead, the fans stayed at full speed all the time. When trying to connect with the so...
by rperezlo
Fri Dec 17, 2004 7:31 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: RMClock - Best Cool'n'Quiet like utility
Replies: 5
Views: 4040

By "smooth" I mean that the speed and voltage transitions have intermediate steps instead of changing suddenly between extreme values. The readouts in the program change once per second and you can see quite often intermediate multipliers and voltages. This is the same behavior that the AMD driver h...
by rperezlo
Thu Dec 16, 2004 8:44 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: RMClock - Best Cool'n'Quiet like utility
Replies: 5
Views: 4040

RMClock - Best Cool'n'Quiet like utility

If you have not tried it yet, it is an alternative to the standard C'n'Q drivers that in my case has the best of all worlds. http://cpu.rightmark.org/products/rmclock.shtml To be more specific, I have a Gigabyte K8NS Pro with and A64 3000+ Newcastle CG O/C to 240 x 10. My problems were: - AMD C'n'Q ...
by rperezlo
Wed Nov 17, 2004 6:31 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Just saw new store from mcubed; new sensors for tbalancer
Replies: 9
Views: 3606

They also have some new adhesive tape. A long time awaited addition for the sensors.
by rperezlo
Mon Nov 08, 2004 3:24 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Loud CPU? anyone hear high pitch whining sound from A64 ?
Replies: 17
Views: 11647

I'm not sure if the right term is whine, but it does some noise at idle. I'd say it's white noise centered at low frecuencies, compared to a hum (tone at low freq) or to a whine (tone at high freq). I also have an older WD that has a similar noise (I know because it shuts down after 10 minutes). Bot...
by rperezlo
Mon Nov 08, 2004 2:38 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Stock A64 cooler: a cheap solution or waste of time?
Replies: 13
Views: 5310

Of course that's the best option. I wouldn't put a good 70 mm fan if I can avoid it, it's better a 80 mm one just because you have so many people testing them and telling you which one is the best one for you.

The problem is that I can't find the 70 to 80 mm adapters in Spain.
by rperezlo
Sat Nov 06, 2004 6:54 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Loud CPU? anyone hear high pitch whining sound from A64 ?
Replies: 17
Views: 11647

Gigabyte K8NS Pro & A64 3000+ running @ 2400 MHz

No whine that I can hear over my Samsung HDD.
by rperezlo
Sat Nov 06, 2004 6:40 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Stock A64 cooler: a cheap solution or waste of time?
Replies: 13
Views: 5310

This is exactly the fan that come mounted in my A64 3000+ stock HSF:

Delta AFB0712HHB

According to their web page it is 4300 rpm, 37.54 CFM, 38.5 dBA @ 1m.
by rperezlo
Fri Nov 05, 2004 8:26 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Stock A64 cooler: a cheap solution or waste of time?
Replies: 13
Views: 5310

I'm not the tiddy modder...

I just used one of the screws. Other two were stuffed with some silicone gaskets and the third one was left unused. It seems to be quite solid, although I know it isn't a perfect solution.
by rperezlo
Fri Nov 05, 2004 8:00 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Stock A64 cooler: a cheap solution or waste of time?
Replies: 13
Views: 5310

Cool'n'Quiet works with any HSF, not only with the AMD HSF.
by rperezlo
Fri Nov 05, 2004 3:36 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Stock A64 cooler: a cheap solution or waste of time?
Replies: 13
Views: 5310

The HSF are made by Ajigo. You can find more information in their web page and some reviews in Frostytech, although none are too detailed and it's difficult to find exactly what HSF is the one you have. For the record, I have an A64 3000+. The HSF included has a 70x15 fan that is thermoregulated and...
by rperezlo
Thu Nov 04, 2004 5:14 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Do you overclock / undervolt? Please add to stats!
Replies: 34
Views: 15045

Happy owners of the A64 (plus other microprocessors supported by the various softwares out there) can do both overclock and underclock/undervolt at the same time. You can do your normal work with low power and low noise and game or whatever you do with a top end performance, and it is automatic and ...
by rperezlo
Wed Nov 03, 2004 2:36 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Is it safe to fanmate my Stock AMD64 Cooler?
Replies: 7
Views: 2477

My temporary solution until the XP-90 comes to Spain has been to replace the 70x15 noisy fan with a 80x25 fan that I already had (made by Colorful). The difference in noise is quite big at full speed and I've lost nothing in terms of stability. In addition the speed of the fan is controlled by the m...
by rperezlo
Tue Nov 02, 2004 6:06 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Quietest AMD64 Cooler that uses Stock Retention Mechanism?
Replies: 2
Views: 1282

I agree, the stock HSF that came with my A64 3000+ is noisy and doesn't cool very well. For the same reasons that you mention I'm considering this one: http://www.arctic-cooling.com/cpu2.php?idx=10&disc= I'd buy it if it is really worthed, but I don't like having a non standard fan. My last Arctic C...
by rperezlo
Thu Oct 21, 2004 2:38 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CrystalCPUID - User configurable Cool 'n' Quiet
Replies: 17
Views: 10945

Be aware that the CPU can change speeds 30 times per second but the power circuits in your MB may not cope with those sudden power load changes. This may be why you have options to set lag times.
by rperezlo
Thu Oct 21, 2004 2:33 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervoltable Motherboards: ADD to the list!!
Replies: 313
Views: 345615

Gigabyte K8NS Pro (nForce 250) with A64 3000+. Clockgen works from 245 x 10 @ 1.55 (T=43C) down to 185 x 4 @ 0.8 Volts (T=35C). Cool'n'Quiet is set at 245 x 5 @ 1.1 Volts (T=36C). Cool'n'Quiet works fine and the temperatures are almost the same than with Clockgen. Clockgen sometimes crashes. I have ...
by rperezlo
Thu Oct 21, 2004 2:24 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Which AMD CPU system best for lowest electricty usage?
Replies: 33
Views: 17083

You may be right. Changes with Clockgen are instant (i.e. from 10X to 5X) but CnQ has steps in the middle. It is not easy to track them with CPUz because it's readouts don't refresh fast enough but I have seen 9X at least once. Also, with CrystalCPUID you can set some timings and delays. I'll try th...
by rperezlo
Thu Oct 21, 2004 1:47 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Which AMD CPU system best for lowest electricty usage?
Replies: 33
Views: 17083

Very good feedback, meglamaniac. My load temperature is about 58C, more than 20 degrees above the idle temperature. And this could also explain why several Clockgen changes without time to settle down crash my computer (power circuits not able to cope with changes). In fact sometimes it crashes just...
by rperezlo
Thu Oct 21, 2004 12:58 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Which AMD CPU system best for lowest electricty usage?
Replies: 33
Views: 17083

Regarding Clockgen and Cool'n'quiet I have found C'n'Q to be the more stable solution, almost as efficient as Clockgen and it is automatic. Details: My MB is a Gigabyte K8NS Pro. I have an A64 3000+ normally running at 245x10 = 2450 MHz @ 1.55 V. Temperature at idle is 43 C. - With Cool'n'quiet the ...
by rperezlo
Thu Oct 07, 2004 3:07 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Review of mCubed T-Balancer in English
Replies: 103
Views: 61044

Good experiment! It's too bad that the pads aren't conductive but it's good to know that it can be solved with a thermally conductive adhesive.
by rperezlo
Thu Oct 07, 2004 1:12 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Review of mCubed T-Balancer in English
Replies: 103
Views: 61044

In my t-Balancer the temperatures change as expected, more or less the same amount peak to peak than the MBM readings but with the differences due to the sensor being mounted at the side of the CPU heatsink (delay in readings, not completely lineal compared to the diode temp, etc.). I think it will ...
by rperezlo
Tue Oct 05, 2004 12:34 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Wow lol playing with my new TBalancer...
Replies: 11
Views: 3960

Thanks for the link, I don't know why I don't always get the emails with the replies. It's a pity that the attenuators don't always work. I know that the mCubed guys follow these forums, they will have to think of something better. What I did was to set the switch in my Artic Cooling CPU fan to mini...
by rperezlo
Fri Sep 24, 2004 1:23 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Review of mCubed T-Balancer in English
Replies: 103
Views: 61044

The Papst seem to work better with the electronic attenuator according to the mCubed fans list. This means that they aren't so good with PWM.

I haven't tested them, so that I can't tell you how they work from a noise perspective. Check in the Fans & Control threads.
by rperezlo
Thu Sep 23, 2004 6:10 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Review of mCubed T-Balancer in English
Replies: 103
Views: 61044

According to Maik it seems that the attenuator converts PWM to DC, but the message is a bit confusing. In any case, there are some good brains behind this box and this company. The PWM is smoothed, that may explain why we all seem to find a good frequency for the fans to work quiet. From this answer...
by rperezlo
Thu Sep 23, 2004 12:33 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Awesome new keyboard extremely quiet except for space bar...
Replies: 31
Views: 12868

I've been tempted by the Bluetooth, but I don't think it's going to be all that different. It IS that different. The range of a Bluetooth device is at least 10 meters. Of course you have less range indoors, but it is still several meters. I use the diNovo in my TV Room to watch computer movies and ...