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by Dobby
Thu Oct 14, 2004 8:50 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: A possible fix for Meow'ing 7k250
Replies: 6
Views: 6252

Not really sure if my firmware version is exactly the same. 8rdavcore reports that mine is V33OA63A and drive is manufactured in 06/2004. I think drive probably still moves its heads when it idles longer time. Sound, however, resembles more like typical seek noise, only tad noisier. It has been in u...
by Dobby
Sun Oct 03, 2004 8:45 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: a64 psu advice
Replies: 13
Views: 6715

So maybe the Sempron runs cooler. It might be worth it for that. In most of the current benchmarks Sempron lands very close to the a64 2800, so I admit question which to choose is rather academical. Cooling point is a good one and when you get system up and running, please share your experiences. T...
by Dobby
Sun Oct 03, 2004 2:12 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: a64 psu advice
Replies: 13
Views: 6715

I think its the high price of the sempron 3100 that makes it currently an unattractive purchase. At least in Europe difference between sempron 3100 and fully featured a64 2800 is typically only around 10 euros.
by Dobby
Fri Oct 01, 2004 9:10 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Will this upgrade increase my heat much?
Replies: 6
Views: 3102

Re: XP1700 -> OCed Mobile 2500 or XP 3200?

I've got a similar question - have been running an ABit NF7-S 2.0 with an Athlon XP 1700 for the last year. I'm thinking about doing a CPU upgrade and don't know whether I'd be better off with an XP 3000/3200 or an OCed Mobile 2500 (just running at the stock 2500 speed doesn't seem like enough of a...
by Dobby
Fri Oct 01, 2004 11:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Suggestions how to get system even more quiet ?
Replies: 6
Views: 3152

Ok, I think I figured out the source of the "hollow" noise. http://us.f2.yahoofs.com/users/415da426z5def57e3/52a7/__sr_/3cb5.jpg?phGubXBB7z5G9A_r This is a slightly older pic, but configuration was identical, 80 mm cpu fan pulling slowly air to the case fan. I'm pretty sure that noise was not presen...
by Dobby
Fri Oct 01, 2004 12:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Suggestions how to get system even more quiet ?
Replies: 6
Views: 3152

Burcakb: Fan is v1.6 and currently mounted with rubber sticks. Sound I can hear is quite low and hollow (like it would echo somehow from the case), but its quite possible that vibrations play part in this. Noisetaker was surprisingly tight fit, so it might transmit vibrations to the back panel. Than...
by Dobby
Thu Sep 30, 2004 11:16 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Suggestions how to get system even more quiet ?
Replies: 6
Views: 3152

hehe, just give in.. Get one of those Zalman Resorators ;) fanless watercooling.... doesnt get much more silent Then all you'll have to worry about is HDD heat and PSU noise :/ (I guess?) I guess you are right, by tinkering current system I could perhaps shave db or two away, but that's it. Buildin...
by Dobby
Thu Sep 30, 2004 8:24 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Suggestions how to get system even more quiet ?
Replies: 6
Views: 3152

Suggestions how to get system even more quiet ?

Seems that I have hitted the wall with my current system: Antec 3700AMB (back fan grille removed) Enermax Noisetaker 370 W (apfc) Abit nf7-s (passively cooled) Tbred 1.33-2Ghz + Sharkoon HPS1 + Nexus 80mm (guesstimate @ 9V) 512 Mb DDR400 Hercules Radeon 9600 (passively cooled) Hitachi 7K250 120 GB A...
by Dobby
Wed Sep 29, 2004 7:37 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Does your Noistaker whine?
Replies: 30
Views: 9560

No whine or other electronic noise on my 370 W noisetaker. System includes XP2200+, abit nf7-s, radeon 9600 and hitachi 120 Gb 7k250. PSU is quiet, but effect on overall noise level was slight disappointment. At the moment primary source seems to be Antec case fan (1600 rpm version @ 5 V), only slig...
by Dobby
Tue Sep 28, 2004 12:38 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: New 8rdavcore release - more boards supported?
Replies: 8
Views: 3548

I tried to lower fsb both stepwise and directly without success. Booting with 166 fsb allows me to jump between presets 133/1.35V,166/1.55V and 200/1.675V. I havent experienced any problems after the change and in fact current uptime is about week now. :)
by Dobby
Tue Sep 28, 2004 5:44 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: New 8rdavcore release - more boards supported?
Replies: 8
Views: 3548

I fiddled with this program a while ago and noticed bit strange behaviour. When I first tried to boot into XP with 200 fsb, I ended constant hanging if I tried to go to lower than 170 fsb. Strangely enough, when I changed boot settings from BIOS to 166 fsb, program has worked flawlessly between 133-...
by Dobby
Mon Sep 27, 2004 9:14 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How I spent my Saturday afternoon
Replies: 10
Views: 3255

Thanks for sharing idea. :) This could be very applicable to the older computers with a low power draw.
by Dobby
Mon Sep 27, 2004 8:13 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone ST30NF Fanless PSU review
Replies: 89
Views: 74332

Maybe failure is just fluke, but long term reliability, especially in machines that are on 24/7, is still pretty much unknown in fanless PSUs. Well, I was a coward and already decided last week to go with Noisetaker rather than Silverstone.
by Dobby
Mon Sep 27, 2004 7:35 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Battle of the titans: Aerocool HT-101 Vs SP-97 + Nexus 92
Replies: 21
Views: 4289

I'm not so happy with this answer. I think there's no straight black&white answer to this. If you for example have PSU with 92/120 mm bottom fan, tower HS without a shroud will get cooling aid from PSU fan. You can most probably cool cpu with less cfm, but warmer air adds risk that PSU fan speeds u...
by Dobby
Sun Sep 26, 2004 7:38 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Battle of the titans: Aerocool HT-101 Vs SP-97 + Nexus 92
Replies: 21
Views: 4289

Dobby, So, are you telling me that your Sharkoon HPS1 together with the Nexus 80mm undervolted to 9V, can not be heard at all inside the case ?. Is that the only fan in your computer ?. At default it's not of course only fan, but I made some tests where other fans were stopped for a short while and...
by Dobby
Fri Sep 24, 2004 9:13 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Battle of the titans: Aerocool HT-101 Vs SP-97 + Nexus 92
Replies: 21
Views: 4289

If you are planning to cool only stock xp2400+, I think its waste of time trying to fix larger fan HS. I don't have HT101, but Sharkoon HPS1 which according to tests should have slightly lower capacity. However, its perfectly capable to handle cooling of similar processor with nexus 80 mm fan underv...
by Dobby
Fri Sep 24, 2004 8:54 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Help I am having PSU issues
Replies: 41
Views: 13332

I agree that prime95 torture is good way to start testing and if it's stable I would run either aquamark or 3dmark, which stresses also GPU. You mentioned earlier that shutdown happened shortly after gaming period so it's wise to test also under maximum stress.
by Dobby
Thu Sep 23, 2004 8:14 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Battle of the titans: Aerocool HT-101 Vs SP-97 + Nexus 92
Replies: 21
Views: 4289

Maybe this test will help you in decision http://www.skenegroup.net/fi/artikkelit ... ol_ht101.4. :) Sorry, text is in Finnish, but I think you'll understand graphs and different fans used in the test. Apparently, it seems that HT-101 is slightly better when low cfm fan is used.
by Dobby
Wed Sep 22, 2004 8:28 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: StorageReview's strange results with Barracudas & Samsun
Replies: 4
Views: 1902

Those differences obtained are really small at given distance and it would be nice to know also error margins of the measurements. :) Also in a situation like this, nature of the noise could count more than actual decibel readings. I would say there's nothing wrong with these people, they just have ...
by Dobby
Wed Sep 22, 2004 7:37 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Help I am having PSU issues
Replies: 41
Views: 13332

When doing nothing and just looking at the bios monitorying software I have ~43c cpu and ~23c case. The 39c case mentioned above was a typo was 29c. Temps seem to be normal. Have you tried if the system is stable running prime95/cpuburn ? That will create load only to processor and ram. And memtest...
by Dobby
Tue Sep 21, 2004 10:36 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: how to have a DESKTOP Athlon 64 2800+ @38W max.
Replies: 21
Views: 5718

And why create unnecessary heat and consume energy at times when you don't really need all the power, but computer has to be online, do scheluded tasks etc.

I use 8rdavcore and my poorly undervoltable tbreb b mostly 1.33GHz@1.35 V and raise it when I actually do work to 2GHz@1.7 V.
by Dobby
Tue Sep 21, 2004 6:56 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Phantom
Replies: 15
Views: 3896

Lot of questions, but maybe one more fits. :) Is it possible to turn that light off w/o voiding warranty ? I'm not a teenager anymore, so I could very well do without that. :wink:
by Dobby
Tue Sep 21, 2004 6:51 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: According to QuietPC, the best CPU cooler for AthlonXP is...
Replies: 5
Views: 1733

Strange how similar it looks with Nexus axp-cooler. :wink: Skived fin technology also sounds familiar. I guarantee that it is not even among the best solutions for socket A processors.
by Dobby
Mon Sep 20, 2004 6:56 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU Ticking when powered down? Erk.
Replies: 9
Views: 2027

3) Be nicer to your lady friend. That suggestion was already covered by both of my above points. :) That's very basic rule. Be especially nice if you are planning to buy something "not so important" to the computer or otherwise you might notice some unbearable noise coming from the direction of you...
by Dobby
Sat Sep 18, 2004 9:20 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Help I am having PSU issues
Replies: 41
Views: 13332

Unless you have stability problems stop worrying and you should not need more powerful PSU. Voltage readings through motherboard can't be considered exactly accurate and that's most probably the reason.
by Dobby
Thu Sep 16, 2004 8:40 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: First glimpse (review) of TT fanless PSU
Replies: 8
Views: 2526

The name of this thread is not very accurate. This TT fanless PSU is mentioned on the forums several times in the last two months. And yes, their are made negative comments. Just by looking at those external heatsinks you can see the design errors. An internal heatsink that dumps heat in the top of...
by Dobby
Thu Sep 16, 2004 1:25 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Low Voltage Athlon64 Mobile
Replies: 15
Views: 3572

Mats wrote:For all you girls & guys living in Europe, www.itbutikken.dk just got in a wide range of those CPUs.
That's nice to know for the future. Now, all we need is motherboard with proper support and probably safer cooling solutions for mobile A64 wouldn't hurt either.
by Dobby
Thu Sep 16, 2004 12:35 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: First glimpse (review) of TT fanless PSU
Replies: 8
Views: 2526

x1m wrote:There is an English version available
Poor vision, sensitive ears... Just my luck. :wink:
by Dobby
Thu Sep 16, 2004 11:55 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: First glimpse (review) of TT fanless PSU
Replies: 8
Views: 2526

First glimpse (review) of TT fanless PSU

Reviewed @ http://www.teschke.de . It shows quite a promise (did I really wrote that from TT product? :) ), except perhaps a bit weak 12 V line for future demands. My german skills are not that good, but if I understood correctly, stress tests were unfortunately performed in an open case. Anyway, it...
by Dobby
Wed Sep 15, 2004 8:25 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Good "suck out" socket A heatsinks
Replies: 5
Views: 1960

Thanks a lot Dobby! I'm drooling right now! With a Sharkoon HPS1 and my Antec Sonata, I could build a duct directly to the 120mm fan at the back of the case! :) That means no CPU fan! :) Now I just have to find where I can buy a HPS1 in Canada... You're welcome. :) I think Sharkoon is based on heat...