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by marc999
Tue May 14, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Alternative to Scythe QuietDrive
Replies: 27
Views: 13157

Re: Alternative to Scythe QuietDrive

I was just wondering about this. My hard drive is annoying me as I write this, and it's not the vibration but the droning sound. Most of the DIY solutions seem to address vibration more than anything but it is a moot point as I'm a bit lazy and ultimately looking for something that I can buy that is...
by marc999
Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Gigabye vs Asus: Mobo with 3 x PWM fan headers
Replies: 14
Views: 4094

Thanks all for your input! So it generally seems that Gigabyte boards support speed control of 1 - 2 fans, though not necessarily via PWM. Good to know. lodestar, Thanks for that link, I think you gave it to me in my other recent post about the Mugen 2. It's an excellent solution but if you're going...
by marc999
Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Gigabye vs Asus: Mobo with 3 x PWM fan headers
Replies: 14
Views: 4094

Gigabye vs Asus: Mobo with 3 x PWM fan headers

I'm currently planning an upgrade within the next few months (prob around Win 7 launch). I would like to get a mobo with PWM control for the CPU and at least one case fan, two would be ideal. I am under the impression that ASUS's boards offer 2 or maybe 3 PWM fan headers, but Gigabyte boards only of...
by marc999
Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Mugen-2 CPU Cooler
Replies: 64
Views: 24305

Thanks lodestar, sweet product. Even found a store on their "where to buy" list that will ship to Canada! Much appreciated!
by marc999
Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Mugen-2 CPU Cooler
Replies: 64
Views: 24305

How would you connect two of these PWM fans to the single CPU connector on the MOBO (which would be needed to take advantage of the BIOS's CPU PWM control)? I can't remember my electronics, something tells me that if you connected them the wrong way, one would operate at a different voltage than the...
by marc999
Thu Apr 01, 2004 8:34 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Review in Swedish of Zalman Reserator
Replies: 43
Views: 18418

Well I just finished reading the article and I'm a bit dissapointed. For some reason they decided to point a fan at the Reserator, so no wonder it preformed so well. Besides, I tested the temperatures of the Zalman-cooler while there was a fan blowing at the reserator, and in that way really be sure...
by marc999
Tue Mar 23, 2004 9:49 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Review in Swedish of Zalman Reserator
Replies: 43
Views: 18418

Wow, great results on the Athlon 1700+ @ 2400MHz, 2.0V. Only 12 c over ambient That's only the Waterblock (RBX is shows for some reason, not the Zalman waterblock) at idle or the Reserator at load. The actual CPU is 21 at idle and 24 at load (above ambient). Still, that's very impressive, especiall...
by marc999
Mon Mar 22, 2004 11:58 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Review in Swedish of Zalman Reserator
Replies: 43
Views: 18418

Do they have the English version of the article up yet? I checked the site but couldn't find anything. In Swedish the path is /Testlabb/Recensioner/Zalman Reserator 1 but if you hit the England flag for English I couldn't find a "Recensioner" section, whatever that is. I also couldn't find a search ...
by marc999
Fri Mar 19, 2004 8:44 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: superflower 350ss 140mm fan review
Replies: 20
Views: 5549

Sounds pretty sweet!! May be just the thing to replace my aging 300W Qtech. My OC'd Barton is causing the 12V rail to go over 12.60V if I push too hard (for some reason it goes up with load, not down). Anyway, keep us posted regarding the 12V rail on your home comp.
by marc999
Mon Mar 15, 2004 1:31 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Review in Swedish of Zalman Reserator
Replies: 43
Views: 18418

Rusty075 wrote: Well Zalman told me that they aren't realising their's for review in North America yet Those ba$t@rd$!! :evil: Oh well, if they make us wait to improve upon the design then I guess that's OK. Well if weight is any indication of preformance, it looks like the Zalman is 6.5 Kg and the ...
by marc999
Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:30 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Review in Swedish of Zalman Reserator
Replies: 43
Views: 18418

Ah, Rusty, now I have to wait for two reveiws before I know what to buy. :cry:
by marc999
Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:10 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Review in Swedish of Zalman Reserator
Replies: 43
Views: 18418

I am sooooo excited about this thing. If it let's me OC my Mobile Barton up the wazoo but in Silence, I'll be buying it ASAP!! Cant' wait for that English translation review!! :wink:
by marc999
Thu Mar 11, 2004 2:08 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: superflower 350ss 140mm fan review
Replies: 20
Views: 5549

Any results yet johnjkr?
by marc999
Fri Mar 05, 2004 11:35 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Mobile Barton 2500 - owners and wannabe owners...
Replies: 155
Views: 123044

Seal wrote, Hmmmm i suppose i could easily go for 2.4ghz but being a hardcore user constantly pushing my comp to the max running folding and having my computer on 24/7 all the time This I did not know. You make a good point. I feel sorry for your computer. You need to send him on a vacation!! :P Kie...
by marc999
Fri Mar 05, 2004 11:20 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermaltake SilentTower CL-P0025
Replies: 12
Views: 4634

Wow!! This thing looks really cool. The only thing holding it back is that it's made by TT, which never seems to get it right. Still, I'm crossing my fingers, as this thing definitely has potental!! It says it's for Prescott (a.k.a. PressHot) so maybe it is a good cooler. :wink:
by marc999
Thu Mar 04, 2004 1:39 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Mobile Barton 2500 - owners and wannabe owners...
Replies: 155
Views: 123044

Seal wrote, I cant wait till i get my chip (should be tomorrow) im probably going to only overclock it to around 2.2ghz (equiv of barton 3200+) and settle for good temperatures and a nice quiet setup. Well, I guess that's up to you but that's kinda like getting a Ferrari to drive in a school zone IM...
by marc999
Wed Mar 03, 2004 9:11 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Mobile Barton 2500 - owners and wannabe owners...
Replies: 155
Views: 123044

Hmm, so maybe I won't worry if it climbs above 50, as long as it's Prime stable. Even if the processor only lasts two years, that's fine with me. It'll be time to upgrade by then anyway (now the question is, can I last two years without an upgrade?). :D Anyway, I think my processor may not be as cra...
by marc999
Tue Mar 02, 2004 1:46 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman passive radiator
Replies: 6
Views: 1869

Wow!! This is most exciting!! I was researching watercooling a few weeks ago but scraped the project because of various issues. Anyway, one of the issues was having to make my own external radiator, which I'm just not handy enough to do. I can already cool pretty quietly a non OC'd processor though,...
by marc999
Tue Mar 02, 2004 1:29 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Mobile Barton 2500 - owners and wannabe owners...
Replies: 155
Views: 123044

I've just got a 2600+ mobile and I'm trying to figure out it's potential. I've decided to start at 2200 Mhz (11 x 200). I started at 1.575V (the lowest on my A7N8X-X) and have worked my way up. So far I can't get Prime 95 (Priority 10 in the program, and High in Task Manager) to pass 24 hrs and I'm ...
by marc999
Tue Feb 24, 2004 1:31 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: superflower 350ss 140mm fan review
Replies: 20
Views: 5549

Good points Ralf and shunx, but I still think it has potential, considering it uses a 14cm fan!!

Anyway, I guess we'll know soon enough. Please don't forget to post your results johnjkr!! :D
by marc999
Tue Feb 10, 2004 9:52 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: asus a7n8x deluxe 2.0, barton 2800+, undervolting success
Replies: 5
Views: 1683

What is a "cold boot". Is S3 mode the same as safe mode?
by marc999
Fri Feb 06, 2004 11:45 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Source for Silencer in Canada?
Replies: 0
Views: 673

Source for Silencer in Canada?

I'm looking to buy a 92mm Silencer. It looks like I can order it directly from the manufacturer here, but before I do that, I just wanted to check to see if anyone knows of a place in Canada I can order them from.

Thanks.
by marc999
Fri Feb 06, 2004 10:30 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: SilentHardware.de tests 57 fans
Replies: 11
Views: 3801

Ecstatic with the 120mm 4412FGL Papst I agree. I love my 4412FGL. It's so quiet it's amazing (@5V)!! Anyway, thanks m0002a and dukla2000 for helping me understand the difference. So basically this Directron one is the same but without RPM monitoring. I can live without that. But everyone seems to s...
by marc999
Thu Feb 05, 2004 4:28 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: SilentHardware.de tests 57 fans
Replies: 11
Views: 3801

I found a 3412 NGL at directron. Is that the same as the 3412 N/2GL that Silent Hardware tested? The specs are similar, except the Directron one is 61.0m3/h and the Silent Hardware one is 57.2m3/h. However, the site that Silent Hardware references as their source for the fan, MR Computer Engineering...
by marc999
Thu Feb 05, 2004 1:48 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: SilentHardware.de tests 57 fans
Replies: 11
Views: 3801

I'm looking for a great 92mm fan for my SP-97. I listenned to the Panaflow 92mm L1A and was not only unimpressed, I was disturbed . :shock: So I currently have the 80mm L1A on it, and it's pretty darn good but I think I can do better cooling/noise wise with the right 92mm fan. Anyway, I checked out ...
by marc999
Thu Feb 05, 2004 12:41 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: If it comes, I will build it....
Replies: 17
Views: 5328

I say keep the Raptor!! I have one and with the AcoustiPak, I can't hear it (and your case comes with the AcoustiPack, so I woudn't worry about it). I have it mounted at the front of the case with the front closed off and decoupled on foam. Anyway, mine's the old 36 GB model, and from what I've hear...
by marc999
Mon Feb 02, 2004 10:39 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which one of these 120mm fans should I get?
Replies: 16
Views: 3346

I own a JMC, HydroWave Panaflow, and Papst 4412 FGL (and technically two NMBs but they're unwired so they're just sitting there untested). My favorite by far is the Papst at 5V. I highly recommend it.
by marc999
Mon Feb 02, 2004 10:19 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: is there a cure for the obsession?
Replies: 10
Views: 2713

No, face it, you're screwed for life. By the way, silencing a PS2 is not too much fun. Read my experience here:
http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=2999
by marc999
Fri Jan 30, 2004 10:09 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic "Super" series poll
Replies: 49
Views: 14915

I don't get these poll results. The numbers don't add up to 100. :?:
by marc999
Thu Jan 22, 2004 7:24 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Barton 2500 @ 1.1v?
Replies: 16
Views: 3950

My ECS K7S5A doesnt undervolt either but I plan on getting the Abit NF7-S Doh!! Maybe I should have got that MOBO? Oh well, too late now. :cry: Also, (and I haven't tried this), but does anyone know how good the temps get if you simply lower the FSB but keep the multiplier at 11x (for those of us w...