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by swiftynz
Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:38 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Warning for those running low vcore but high vdimm on A64
Replies: 8
Views: 3692

Yea, it probably won't affect many people here because I don't imagine many would overvolt the ram. Still, there might be someone running the vcore at 0.9V or something, which would be a risk if this information is correct. I don't have the knowledge to argue whether it is true or not, but in my eye...
by swiftynz
Sun Nov 13, 2005 8:29 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Warning for those running low vcore but high vdimm on A64
Replies: 8
Views: 3692

Warning for those running low vcore but high vdimm on A64

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=79509 Saw this the other day, apparently by running a high vdimm and low vcore it is possible to kill your 90nm Athlon64. Originally Posted by Tony If you run a high vdimm and a low vcore with E die etc you are running the risk of killing the cpu'...
by swiftynz
Tue Aug 09, 2005 2:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: POLL: How often do you buy a new case ?
Replies: 19
Views: 5018

In the past 4 years I've had 6 different cases and my last motherboard went through 4 of them! My first few were just bad decisions. They were researched well enough, I just didn't know any better. First one was one of those hydraulic cases with the sliding front. I ran out of drive mounts, and the ...
by swiftynz
Mon Jul 18, 2005 3:25 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My attempt at a quiet pc
Replies: 10
Views: 5041

I'm getting the temp measurements through speedfan/MBM5. I thought this would give the same reading as the bios? Abit have altered the calibration on the temp sensor quite a few times through bios releases, and I do remember that the reported temps jumped by 10° or so after one of them. At one stage...
by swiftynz
Sun Jul 17, 2005 7:06 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My attempt at a quiet pc
Replies: 10
Views: 5041

Unfortunately no, it didn't really make much of a difference. I cleaned off the old paste (which was quite new), applied some fresh stuff making sure that I used a bit more and reseated the heatsink. I think my load temps went down a degree or so (with the stealth), which might translate to 2° or so...
by swiftynz
Fri Jul 15, 2005 4:38 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My attempt at a quiet pc
Replies: 10
Views: 5041

I think you might be on to something there. The clip for the SLK800 has become a little loose and it's quite easy to twist it. In the past I've always used as little amount of thermal paste as possible by spreading a very thin layer over the core, but maybe it needs some more since the pressure is n...
by swiftynz
Thu Jul 14, 2005 8:06 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My attempt at a quiet pc
Replies: 10
Views: 5041

Update: Those temps were hogwash. I restarted and suddenly the cpu was at 52°C idle, the heatsink was hot to the touch. I decided the SLK800 wasn't really coping with such a pathetic amount of airflow, so naturally I undervolted a bit more. It's now running at 1700mhz (200x8.5) with 1.30V. The tempe...
by swiftynz
Thu Jul 14, 2005 6:43 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My attempt at a quiet pc
Replies: 10
Views: 5041

My attempt at a quiet pc

I had to give my case and PSU to my little brother (long story), and thus needed a new one to replace it. After doing some extensive reading on this fantastic site, I decided to purchase an Antec SLK3000B and Enermax noisetaker PSU. The Enermax wasn't my first choice, since I really wanted one with ...
by swiftynz
Wed Sep 01, 2004 5:56 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Regretted of buying a Reserator ... :\
Replies: 11
Views: 5324

The Reserator should be a hell of a lot quieter than the silent boost, if you're noticing no difference then there must be something else making noise. Heat doesn't just come from nowhere. Unless the pump in the reserator is somehow pumping out 20 odd watts of heat, there will be no difference whats...
by swiftynz
Thu Jun 17, 2004 2:50 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Geforce Ti4200, looking for cooling that's quiet/silent
Replies: 9
Views: 4121

I have a Zalman ZM80C-HP on my Leadtek Ti4200. Without any fans at all and just 3 80mm fans @ 5V for case cooling, it understandably got quite hot. Zalman recommend opening the PCI directly below it for better cooling, which I did, but the bottom heatsink would still get very hot (almost too hot to ...
by swiftynz
Sat Jun 05, 2004 11:02 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Worst PSU Ever.
Replies: 10
Views: 3494

The worst PSU I have ever seen came with a NZ$50 Olympic case I purchased last year (NZ$1.00 is roughly US$0.60). For those unfamiliar with the Olympic brand, it's basically the bottom of the icute range. Anyway this "320W" power supply was a noisy dual fan job, and had the following specs: 3.3V: 14...
by swiftynz
Thu Jun 03, 2004 4:25 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Another SPCR recommended list: Cases
Replies: 123
Views: 200508

Nice list of recommendations, and very good reviews too. Unfortunately though we can't get many of those cases in little old New Zealand, except the Antec Sonata (VERY expensive here, over NZ$300 or ~US$190), Chenbro Gaming bomb (ugly and not exactly cheap), and the Antec SLK3700AMB (no BQE :(). Cur...
by swiftynz
Sat May 22, 2004 8:55 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Please post you barton(mobile) max underclock/undervolt.
Replies: 9
Views: 2668

It's not a mobile but... XP2500+ AQXEA 0322 (unlocked desktop barton) Abit NF7-S 2.0 Currently running at 200x10 on 1.40V. At stock speed I think 1.35V is the minimum. It also does a passively cooled 733mhz (5x133) on 1.15V, but I haven't tested any higher speeds at that vcore (heatsink is an SLK800...
by swiftynz
Mon May 17, 2004 2:22 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: *Enermax NoiseTaker 475 vs. Antec TrueControl 550 PSU
Replies: 13
Views: 3228

That sounds like a faulty, not underpowered PSU to me. An Antec 400W should power any standard gaming PC with ease. My Enermax 350W (32A on the 5V rail) gives a MB reading of 5.03V (no noticeable fluctuations) with the following specs: 2500+@166x12 2x512mb PC2700 Abit NF7-S 2.0 GF4 Ti4200 64mb 2 Bar...
by swiftynz
Mon May 17, 2004 4:32 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: So what is the coolest running 300-350W PSU?
Replies: 7
Views: 1979

I'm new to posting here but have been lurking for a while. :D If you want a cool running PSU that doesn't need ridiculous amounts of airflow to maintain that temp, you want a PSU with a high efficiency rating. The highest efficiency I've ever seen in a PSU is the ~80% that SPCR tested in their Enerm...