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by Old Dude
Wed Oct 13, 2004 9:06 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Mobile Barton questions...
Replies: 16
Views: 4671

Maybe you should also check Soltek 75FRN2-L nforce2 motherboard. You can drop the Vcore to 1.1 V and monitor the CPU temperature from it's thermal diode. A rare combination as far as I know.
by Old Dude
Sun Sep 05, 2004 11:17 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermaltake Silent Boost
Replies: 94
Views: 45137

No the fans on the SilentBoost are clearly marked "M1A" if you peel back the TT label. I don't know what to believe :? According to this review the fan is FBL08A12L1A indeed. Sigh......... Well, you could believe the picture that's in the review you yourself linked. Note that the model number of th...
by Old Dude
Sat Sep 04, 2004 8:39 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermaltake Silent Boost
Replies: 94
Views: 45137

I just checked the Panasonic web site, and the FBL08A12L1A is rated at 21 dBA there, but I wonder if that is not a mistake, and maybe what confused TT. There is something different about the layout of the webpage of the 80mm FBA and FBL fans, and I think it is possible that Panasonic screwed up the...
by Old Dude
Fri Jul 23, 2004 8:37 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li V1100
Replies: 4
Views: 2629

I wonder if a Zalman heatpipe VGA cooler works properly in it as the display card is upside down Why would you do that, when you can use the VGA silencer "right side up" in this case and exhaust the heat at the same time! I admit that the VGA silencer works ideally with an upside down display card ...
by Old Dude
Thu Jul 22, 2004 11:16 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li V1100
Replies: 4
Views: 2629

The case seems very attractive to me but I wonder if a Zalman heatpipe VGA cooler works properly in it as the display card is upside down.
by Old Dude
Tue Jun 15, 2004 10:39 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VGA card power dissipation
Replies: 136
Views: 275830

ez2remember wrote:OMG, thanks for the update Kostik, I can't believe FX5800 Ultra dissipates that much heat. That's equivalent to high performance CPU's.
You must bear in mind that not only the GPU but also the memory chips dissipate heat.
by Old Dude
Tue Jun 15, 2004 10:05 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: something wrong.... R9800Pro + zm80c
Replies: 9
Views: 3513

yep, tried to reassemble it once again. yep it gets hot yep both sides are equally hot.. or atleast very very close.. i have no clue what went wrong,, i have modded several GPU's with the zalman cooler, but this is the first time something went wrong.. At least it seems that the installation of the...
by Old Dude
Mon Apr 12, 2004 12:08 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet an 9600PRO Fan
Replies: 15
Views: 4683

Re: Quiet an 9600PRO Fan

PhilC wrote:...how do you install the Fan Mate which is three pin and the stock fan header on the board/fan is 2 pin?Thanks,
PhilC
Just connect the fan connector to those pins of the Fan Mate that correspond to the red and black wires of the Fan Mate.
by Old Dude
Sun Apr 04, 2004 1:42 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Motherboards with CPU diode temperature monitoring
Replies: 3
Views: 1516

Motherboards with CPU diode temperature monitoring

I really like the idea of listing undervoltable motherboards in the Recommended section but I would also like to see a list of motherboards with the option of monitoring the temperature of the CPU directly from it's diode. It's not always too easy to find out in the specs of a mobo if CPU diode moni...
by Old Dude
Thu Oct 30, 2003 7:14 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Compucase 6919
Replies: 10
Views: 4007

Oh, what the heck did my computer do? :evil:
by Old Dude
Thu Oct 30, 2003 1:01 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Compucase 6919
Replies: 10
Views: 4007

I agree with you, Old Dude :wink:
by Old Dude
Thu Oct 30, 2003 12:45 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Compucase 6919
Replies: 10
Views: 4007

The earlier model of CI-6919 did have two 80mm fan mounts in the front and one in the rear but the current one has one 120mm fan mount both in front and back. I saw such a case with my own eyes in a local store, so I can speak from experience. At least, that's the way it's in Finland :)
by Old Dude
Sun Apr 13, 2003 11:38 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron power supply with 120mm fan
Replies: 281
Views: 160133

I don't know if this is off-topic but is the 350W model P4-ready or does it have the little square connector? What other connectors and how many does it have? I haven't seen anything about the connectors in the specs :evil:
by Old Dude
Sat Apr 05, 2003 6:24 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: How hot is too hot for a video card
Replies: 4
Views: 1739

Re: How hot is too hot for a video card

Hi, I got one of those temp monitors for my system. It had 2 sensors so I hooked one to the CPU and one to the heatsink on my Nvidia GEForce 4 MX 440 card. The CPU monitor varies all over the place depending on load. This makes sense. But the video card is pretty steady and warm It reads 125 to 135...
by Old Dude
Sat Apr 05, 2003 5:59 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: 9600pro passively cooled? Picture here
Replies: 17
Views: 5148

Re: 9600pro passively cooled? Picture here

http://www.tomshardware.com/business/20030319/cebit2003_final-11.html "Sapphire showed a few graphics cards based on ATI graphics chips. What's striking is the passively cooled Radeon 9600 PRO, which goes along with the trend of quiet graphics cards." I guess this will be the new fastest silent vid...
by Old Dude
Thu Mar 20, 2003 10:04 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 430752

Other cases which have 120mm fans both front and back are Compucase CI-6919 and LX-6A21.
by Old Dude
Sun Dec 08, 2002 8:24 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Something strange in thermal diode readings
Replies: 17
Views: 15932

There are web-stores here in Finland where you can send the product back for full refund. You even get back the delivery costs. So there's no risk involved.
by Old Dude
Sun Dec 08, 2002 6:44 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Something strange in thermal diode readings
Replies: 17
Views: 15932

The store I bought my processor from is selling both palomino and thoroughbred XP 1700+ models so there was no risk involved of getting the wrong model. I don't know anything about the steppings. Anyway, the default voltage is 1.5V. Update: The processor is stepping A. I confirmed it from the order ...
by Old Dude
Sun Dec 08, 2002 12:08 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Something strange in thermal diode readings
Replies: 17
Views: 15932

Yes, 12V. It works then at 1500 rpm according to the specs.
by Old Dude
Sat Dec 07, 2002 11:24 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Something strange in thermal diode readings
Replies: 17
Views: 15932

Re: Something strange in thermal diode readings

I purchased a Soltek SL75DRV5 motherboard to be able to underclock my XP 1700+ processor to 1.1V and take processor temperature readings directly from the processor's thermal diode. Now I'm convinced, however, that the readings are not always correct. The prosessor has been unlocked and thus I was ...
by Old Dude
Wed Dec 04, 2002 5:01 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Zalman ST300BLP
Replies: 5
Views: 2954

I had a Zalman ST300BLP power supply a while ago. It was not loud but not quiet either. It has a connector you can measure the PSU fan speed with. The fan started at below 1000 rpm but gradually raised to just below 2000 rpm. I think it's pretty quiet for others than people on this site.
by Old Dude
Wed Dec 04, 2002 4:06 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Changing T-bred Clock Rates?
Replies: 15
Views: 5388

I bought an XP 1700+ Thoroughbred yesterday. I haven't had much time to test it yet but that much I've found that at least it does work at 11.5 and 10.5 clock ratios (default 11.0) without any modding. So it seems it can be both over- and under-clocked. My mobo is Soltek SL-75DRV5 which is a KT333 m...
by Old Dude
Thu Nov 21, 2002 12:20 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Athlon or P4?
Replies: 17
Views: 7047

An addition to the above: Why try to use a heatsink passively because in practice the noise cannot be heard when a Panaflo is undervolted to 5 V? BTW, I also made the above test with the Panaflo at 5 V and got the temperature of 37 C! Quite a huge temp difference (29 C) with a minimal increase in th...
by Old Dude
Thu Nov 21, 2002 12:19 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Athlon or P4?
Replies: 17
Views: 7047

:)
by Old Dude
Thu Nov 21, 2002 12:12 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Athlon or P4?
Replies: 17
Views: 7047

An addition to the above: Why try to use a heatsink passively because in practice the noise cannot be heard when a Panaflo is undervolted to 5 V? BTW, I also made the above test with the Panaflo at 5 V and got the temperature of 37 C! Quite a huge temp difference (29 C) with a minimal increase in th...
by Old Dude
Thu Nov 21, 2002 11:59 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Athlon or P4?
Replies: 17
Views: 7047

AMD I believe has a big advantage in the ability to run as low as 1.1vcore and unlock multiplier, thus a 1ghz chip becomes a passive cooling candidate with a good heatsink. -Ken I have Athlon an XP 1700+ Palomino and Thermalright SLK-800. I measured the processor temp with my Soltek motherboard's t...
by Old Dude
Thu Nov 14, 2002 9:42 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Something strange in thermal diode readings
Replies: 17
Views: 15932

Here http://www.hardtecs4u.com/reviews/2002/ddr333_roundup/index47.php is a description of Soltek SL75DRV5 thermal diode (frankly in German) with a picture taken from the BIOS where you can see how the temps are shown there: Temperature ABS II = the thermal diode temp and Temperature 1 = socket temp...
by Old Dude
Thu Nov 14, 2002 9:11 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Something strange in thermal diode readings
Replies: 17
Views: 15932

I took all the temps in the BIOS. I did not check the Vcore in every measurement but I've never seen anything abnormal in Vcore readings when looking it. The BIOS has always showed the voltage about 0.02V below the set value and MBM5 0.01-0.02V above. So far no-one here has suspected that the proces...
by Old Dude
Thu Nov 14, 2002 4:08 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Something strange in thermal diode readings
Replies: 17
Views: 15932

Something strange in thermal diode readings

I purchased a Soltek SL75DRV5 motherboard to be able to underclock my XP 1700+ processor to 1.1V and take processor temperature readings directly from the processor's thermal diode. Now I'm convinced, however, that the readings are not always correct. The prosessor has been unlocked and thus I was a...
by Old Dude
Sun Nov 10, 2002 12:41 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Experience of Zalman CNPS6000CU
Replies: 21
Views: 11561

Again, according to my experience, SLK-800 is clearly better if you use a fan on it. Unlike in MikeC's test, my heatsink did not show such a drastic worsening when putting the Panaflo to 5V. In one experiment, running my processor at XP 1600+, the socket temp was 37C with the fan at 12V and 51C at 5...