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by krage
Sat Nov 26, 2005 12:55 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Black P180 Question
Replies: 1
Views: 1213

IIRC they was a plan to release a plain black version at some point after the initial release. They were keeping the SPCR edition the only black version available for a while and then were going to release a regular black one too, or at least I seem to remember reading that somewhere...
by krage
Wed Oct 05, 2005 11:54 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Installed case fan, now XP alerts me on start up! help fix.
Replies: 18
Views: 3166

If you want to stick with this fan it sounds like your options are limited to: 1. Pressing F1 on startup - Slightly inconvenient but certainly not difficult. 2. Locating an appropriate bios with an option to disable this fan monitoring feature or modifying the bios yourself - sounds like you've had ...
by krage
Thu Aug 18, 2005 8:03 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silencing a Geforce 3 Ti 200?
Replies: 7
Views: 2358

Interestingly enough the fan died on my visiontek gf3 ti500 for the 2nd time a few months ago. I RMA'd it the first time it happened when the card started acting strangely and refusing to power up with the system intermittenly. Strange thing is this time around it didn't prove problematic. The fan i...
by krage
Tue Jul 12, 2005 11:51 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AMD 3800+ Venice and XP-120 temperatures?
Replies: 13
Views: 3762

32C ambient must feel like a sauna :shock:

Taking that into account those temps look just fine to me. Anything less than 60C is comfy for an athlon64 at load in my experience.
by krage
Thu Jun 30, 2005 9:36 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Catalyst 5.6 significantly increasing heat production?
Replies: 17
Views: 4290

I don't use hibernate or standby or anything personally. My PC is on pretty much 24/7 as I run a couple small server programs in the background (VoIP for my family, ftp, etc). And still no good response from ATi, just more requests for the same info over and over :x
by krage
Mon Jun 27, 2005 10:43 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Catalyst 5.6 significantly increasing heat production?
Replies: 17
Views: 4290

My card is also all stock clock speeds, never had a reason to change them. I've started a support ticket with ATi and got a couple canned responses so far, hopefully I can make it through to a real answer soon.
by krage
Sun Jun 26, 2005 9:09 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Input on my planned upgrade please
Replies: 3
Views: 1247

If you're sure an xp-120 will fit on your mobo I'd go with that. For cleaning the HS, after wiping down with alcohol it should evaporate so quickly (within seconds generally unless you're really soaking the thing I suppose) that drying won't be necesary.
by krage
Sun Jun 26, 2005 9:00 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: MOUSE whine?!
Replies: 40
Views: 26440

Next up, sound dampening mousepads!
by krage
Fri Jun 24, 2005 11:02 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec SmartPower 2.0 - Finally some info
Replies: 58
Views: 24422

Thanks FG. I'm not totally decided on a P180 yet although they're tempting in everything but price. Good to know the SP looks like a great choice for it as its considerably cheaper than most of the other 500w options out there. Out of curiosity, what's the cable length like on the SP? Would it be an...
by krage
Thu Jun 23, 2005 9:38 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Catalyst 5.6 significantly increasing heat production?
Replies: 17
Views: 4290

Good to hear its not just me. I've been trying a few more things here and it definitely seems to be excess heat from the gpu causing my problems. Is it possible that with more efficient drivers the CPU has to work harder, thereby resulting in the crash? Just speculating here... I have the same video...
by krage
Thu Jun 23, 2005 8:35 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec SmartPower 2.0 - Finally some info
Replies: 58
Views: 24422

Has anyone who has purchased the SP-500 been able to compare it to an S12-500 in terms of noise and voltage stability? I was all set on the S12 until I saw the great impressions people have been getting of these new smartpowers... but its all been very subjective so far.
by krage
Thu Jun 23, 2005 8:16 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Catalyst 5.6 significantly increasing heat production?
Replies: 17
Views: 4290

Catalyst 5.6 significantly increasing heat production?

I have a 9800pro 128mb with a VGA Silencer on it. I installed the catalyst 5.6 drivers as soon as ATI released them a couple weeks ago. Shortly thereafter I had several crashes in 3d apps / games and noticed that this was from my cpu + vidcard reaching nearly 70C! These two components are frequently...
by krage
Mon Apr 25, 2005 8:13 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermaltake Typhoon 12cm fan heatpipe CPU Cooler
Replies: 27
Views: 8151

Grubert wrote:Found a positive review here.
Anyone else find it amusing that this review lists "Light Weight" in the Pros column while listing the 813g in the spec section? :lol:
by krage
Tue Sep 21, 2004 4:14 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Ultra X-Connect 500W PSU
Replies: 4
Views: 1564

Finally found a review which gave some info on the stock fans included. "The stock ones apparently push 41 CFM and are reated for 34 dBa." That comes from this page here: http://www.overclockersonline.com/index.php?page=articles&num=199&pnum=3 Also noted in this review is that replacing the fans sho...
by krage
Mon Sep 06, 2004 5:50 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Ultra X-Connect 500W PSU
Replies: 4
Views: 1564

I've also had my eye on this psu for a while. I'd love to hear how it runs noise / temp / efficiency wise. IIRC its got 2 80mm fans which could potentially be replaced with panaflos. Its certainly a nice looking psu with the mirror finish and UV pre-wrapped modular cable setup. The 12V line providin...
by krage
Mon Aug 23, 2004 9:30 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Review of Commell Pentium M desktop board
Replies: 17
Views: 5041

If I understood correctly (which might not be the case as I don't read French), they adjusted the CPU voltage before running it heatsink-less. http://www.x86-secret.com/articles/cm/g5m100-n/itxpm-8.htm Pate I think that's correct, they had it significantly underclocked and undervolted before those ...
by krage
Sun Aug 22, 2004 9:03 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Review of Commell Pentium M desktop board
Replies: 17
Views: 5041

Found this link today in HardOCP's news: Translated Review Note that its a french site run through google's translator. These guys are trying out a mini-ITX Pentium M setup from DFI. They do a fair bit benchmarks with overclocking and underclocking/undervolting. They even try out the pentium M runni...
by krage
Tue Jul 20, 2004 8:38 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Athlon64 Upgrade Cooling Recommendations
Replies: 43
Views: 12266

I've been playin around with this system quite a bit and temps don't vary much with and without the side panel, maybe 1~2 C tops. I've got an Ahanix 400W SilenX psu (single 80mm) and a SilenX 120mm (14dBa/58CFM) and the vga silencer on my 9800pro doing the exhaust work in my Antec P160 so airflow th...
by krage
Tue Jul 20, 2004 5:53 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Athlon64 Upgrade Cooling Recommendations
Replies: 43
Views: 12266

I just got an A64 3000+. I bought a thermalright 948U + SilenX 92mm 14dBa to go on it. Some people warned against the SilenX fan due to low static pressure not being particularly good for heatsink use and I think they may be right, although it seems adequate. I get about 43C idle and 54C load with t...
by krage
Tue Jul 20, 2004 5:50 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7000A-Cu and Thermalright SLK948U
Replies: 14
Views: 4449

Well quick update, got the system all put together. At all stock settings the SilenX 92MM + Thermalright SLK948U seems adequate. I'm a little incomfortable with these temp levels, probably just a product of using some particularly cool chips for the last few systems I've had. I'm probably going to p...
by krage
Wed Jul 07, 2004 11:14 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7000A-Cu and Thermalright SLK948U
Replies: 14
Views: 4449

Heh, well I'll give it a try at any rate. If it doesn't work well I can always pick up a panaflo instead :)
by krage
Tue Jul 06, 2004 8:43 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7000A-Cu and Thermalright SLK948U
Replies: 14
Views: 4449

I think I should be ok the with SilenX fan. The 92mm at 12V is rated at 14dBa, 2000RPM, and 36 CFM. That's only 6CFM less then a panaflo L1A at 12V and with nearly half the dB. This will be sitting in my Antec P160 with a 120mm intake and a 120mm exhaust (probably also silenX 14dB/58CFM, though I ha...
by krage
Mon Jul 05, 2004 12:26 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7000A-Cu and Thermalright SLK948U
Replies: 14
Views: 4449

Thanks for the input, I think i'm gonna splurge and go with the slk948u with a SilenX 92mm on top.
by krage
Sun Jul 04, 2004 8:35 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Questions about AMD 64 and Zalman 7000A
Replies: 4
Views: 1624

The stock HSF probably comes with a thermal pad already stuck on so reusing isn't likely to work. I'd recommend you get some Arctic Silver 5, definitely don't go without any thermal interface material.
by krage
Sun Jul 04, 2004 8:29 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: is it hard to change stock hsf to a thermalright slk948u?
Replies: 2
Views: 1013

It shouldn't be too difficult. Rumour has it the socket775 retention mechanism is pretty nice to work with. Out of curiosity, what are you using / planning to use for a fan on the 948u?
by krage
Sun Jul 04, 2004 8:26 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7000A-Cu and Thermalright SLK948U
Replies: 14
Views: 4449

I was about to post precisely the same question but browsed the first couple pages beforehand. I'm also looking for a nice quiet solution for a new athlon64 3000+ with some mild overclocking...