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by anthonysimilion
Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:53 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Help! Connecting ATi Silencer 5 to FanMate 2
Replies: 3
Views: 1439

Help! Connecting ATi Silencer 5 to FanMate 2

Hi everyone, Does anyone have any photos on how to connect the ATi Silencer 5 (it has a three pin connector) to the FanMate 2? I've tried connecting it, but when I put connect them together the fan does not move. I have also tried connecting the ATi Silencer to a 7V fan connector (which works with o...
by anthonysimilion
Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: AthlonX2 3800+ & 3200+ silent builds - suggestions pls?
Replies: 6
Views: 2464

Does anyone have any suggestions/comments?
by anthonysimilion
Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:13 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which Arctic Cooling ATi/NV Silencer for 7600GT + X800GTO2?
Replies: 2
Views: 1251

Does anyone know?
by anthonysimilion
Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: AthlonX2 3800+ & 3200+ silent builds - suggestions pls?
Replies: 6
Views: 2464

I'm not really interested in SLI, but chose the A8N-SLI Premium for its good features and passive cooling. SLI will never be used.

Is there another non-SLI passive Athlon 64 939 motherboard with similar features I should consider?

What do you think of the specifications? Is it good for low noise? :)
by anthonysimilion
Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:36 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which Arctic Cooling ATi/NV Silencer for 7600GT + X800GTO2?
Replies: 2
Views: 1251

Which Arctic Cooling ATi/NV Silencer for 7600GT + X800GTO2?

I'm thinking of buying either an nVidia 7600GT or a ATi X800GTO2, and am wondering which Arctic Cooling ATi/NV Silencer to purchase for each?

I've looked on the product page and think the X800GTO2 may need the ATI Silencer 5 (Rev. 2), but there isn't a listing for the 7600GT.
by anthonysimilion
Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: AthlonX2 3800+ & 3200+ silent builds - suggestions pls?
Replies: 6
Views: 2464

AthlonX2 3800+ & 3200+ silent builds - suggestions pls?

Hi everyone, I'm about to purchase parts for two computers, with low noise in mind. Here's the first: CPU AMD Athlon64 'VENICE' 3200+ CPU Socket 939 Motherboard Abit KN8-SLI Motherboard (has a heatpipe on it) Hard Drive Samsung SpinPoint P120 200GB Serial ATA II Hard Drive RAM OCZ Premier PC3200 1GB...
by anthonysimilion
Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:31 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: 10 Display Deja Vu
Replies: 3
Views: 3674

If you're talking about the fact that the setup in the two pictures is exactly the same (bar the image displayed on the screens) - that's because they were both taken in the same Gigabyte lab, using the same displays and hardware. The image works, but you must see it in the Tom's Hardware website as...
by anthonysimilion
Fri Oct 21, 2005 7:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P150 Prices in Australia
Replies: 5
Views: 1650

$300 AUD is steep. I'm sure if you wait a bit there will be better prices to be had. The fact you don't have to buy No-Vibes is an instant saver - they're about $40 AUD each, so it's almost like there is three included.
by anthonysimilion
Sat Aug 20, 2005 2:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: not possible to build silent system under 100% load!
Replies: 30
Views: 10158

I've also had some recent success with undervolting, with my Pentium 4C 2.4Ghz now at 1.3V - under full 100% CPU load, it's hitting right on 37-38 degrees celcius. Before I tried undervolting, the CPU was overheating (due to a very dusty Zalman CNPS-7000B-AlCu) in excess of 60 degrees. Now, even wit...
by anthonysimilion
Mon Aug 15, 2005 1:35 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Overheating problems with Zalman-7000AlCu and P4 2.4Ghz
Replies: 8
Views: 2022

I'm using a Gigabyte 8IPE1000 Pro2. It's a funny one though - I have to set the voltage after resetting the CMOS (by removing backup battery). If I want to change it again, I have to reset the CMOS again. If I don't reset the CMOS before making a change, it just doesn't apply the change, even though...
by anthonysimilion
Sat Aug 13, 2005 7:54 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Overheating problems with Zalman-7000AlCu and P4 2.4Ghz
Replies: 8
Views: 2022

Undervolting success!

I've undervolted the 2.4Ghz Pentium 4C to 1.3V, and now my full load temperature when running the Zalman fan at 1250RPM is only 37 degrees celcius! It appears to be stable too, after a couple of hours using 2 instances of CPU Burn (for load on both virtual processors, totalling 100% CPU usage overal...
by anthonysimilion
Sat Aug 13, 2005 3:00 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My New System!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1784

Well, as long as you're happy. :wink:

Is it silent?
by anthonysimilion
Sat Aug 13, 2005 2:29 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Overheating problems with Zalman-7000AlCu and P4 2.4Ghz
Replies: 8
Views: 2022

Thanks for the info. I'll definitely get around to cleaning the dust out, when I get some spare time. At the moment I've experimented with undervolting and am running the processor at 1.475V - it's idling nicely at ~22 degrees celcius and after three hours burn in (100% CPU usage), it does not excee...
by anthonysimilion
Fri Aug 12, 2005 8:59 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Overheating problems with Zalman-7000AlCu and P4 2.4Ghz
Replies: 8
Views: 2022

Thanks for the tip. Did you do it with the heatsink still in the case, or out?
by anthonysimilion
Fri Aug 12, 2005 7:41 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Overheating problems with Zalman-7000AlCu and P4 2.4Ghz
Replies: 8
Views: 2022

Overheating problems with Zalman-7000AlCu and P4 2.4Ghz

When CPU usage is idle, the CPU temperature is ~25-30 degrees (celcius) with the fan at ~1400rpm. However, when the CPU usage reaches near 100% (for example, when encoding video) - the temperature can shoot up to near 60 degrees, when which the motherboard emits a loud tone (as the temperature warni...
by anthonysimilion
Mon Jun 20, 2005 1:22 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: A8n SLI Premium w/ passive NB...anyone here have it yet
Replies: 30
Views: 11934

But does it have those annoying Red LEDs?
by anthonysimilion
Mon Jun 06, 2005 10:43 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Ed's (Effectively) Silent K8 Rig--Moving Beyond Sigma One
Replies: 68
Views: 67700

Thanks for the article Ed. Looks really great!
by anthonysimilion
Sun Jun 05, 2005 10:20 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: nForce4 Chipset Fan Replacement Thread
Replies: 236
Views: 213487

Probably. Hopefully there will be cheaper competing offerings from other manufacturers - start saving!
by anthonysimilion
Wed Jun 01, 2005 5:26 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New PASSIVE Asus A8N-SLI Premium! @ Computex
Replies: 9
Views: 4280

Hopefully this is just the first step for Asus.
by anthonysimilion
Tue May 31, 2005 10:14 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New PASSIVE Asus A8N-SLI Premium! @ Computex
Replies: 9
Views: 4280

But for the rest of us who aren't 'into' watercooling - it's good. :)
by anthonysimilion
Sun May 29, 2005 4:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: ATI Silencer troubles in a Silentium case
Replies: 4
Views: 1641

Careful with that chipset fan, it spins that fast for a reason - the heatsink is really tiny, and does need a healthy amount of airflow to keep the chipset cool. Check this thread for possible mods. On many mobos, the fan on the NB heatsink can be disconnected. A friend had an Epox mobo (nForce3 S7...
by anthonysimilion
Fri May 27, 2005 5:29 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P180 LIVE on Antec Site
Replies: 3
Views: 1742

Look at the SPCR front page. :D
by anthonysimilion
Fri May 27, 2005 4:40 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180: A visual tour
Replies: 224
Views: 163064

As for a SPCR black one in the UK, we're inquiring now about who might handle it. The black version is exclusive to SCPR for at least 6 mos. I'm not sure if the market is big enough, but getting an Australian distributor would be excellent. :) I'd buy one for sure - Black, with the SPCR badge on it...
by anthonysimilion
Tue Apr 19, 2005 5:19 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Foam/Sponge touching drive electronics = bad?
Replies: 11
Views: 2945

There's going to be a fan blowing over the top of the drive. Well, I probably won't take the risk.
by anthonysimilion
Tue Apr 19, 2005 3:22 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Foam/Sponge touching drive electronics = bad?
Replies: 11
Views: 2945

Foam/Sponge touching drive electronics = bad?

I've got some foam/sponge pieces - and thinking of resting the hard drive on top of the foam/sponge.

Is there any risk with the foam touching the bottom of the Samsung drive - i.e. the electronics/circuit board?
by anthonysimilion
Sun Apr 17, 2005 10:52 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: [Renamed] AMD Athlon 64E thread
Replies: 35
Views: 22226

So for quiet computing, is the Venice a positive, because of the lower default voltage core?
by anthonysimilion
Thu Apr 14, 2005 6:24 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: nForce4 Chipset Fan Replacement Thread
Replies: 236
Views: 213487

Well, I'll either be purchasing a DFI or Asus board soon - and I'll try to replace the heatsink. Hopefully I'll have no issues with chipping the core! :( To keep it cool, I'll be putting a 120mm fan on a Zalman fan bracket. It looks like the bracket isn't long enough to position the fan over the chi...
by anthonysimilion
Wed Apr 13, 2005 6:53 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SPCR Ratings
Replies: 15
Views: 5165

Wow - after seeing the revised numbers, I'm removing Zalman PSUs off my list now!