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by Splinter
Sat Jun 24, 2006 3:47 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolted Sempron 3000 on K8V-MX
Replies: 5
Views: 2168

Undervolted Sempron 3000 on K8V-MX

Hey guys, havent been around in a while. Just thought Id let you know, Im working on the new build for my car PC. I rely on low power because of power restrictions, not because of noise/cooling restrictions. Anyway, I dont know if Ive got a holy grail processor, or if its standard, but my Sempron is...
by Splinter
Sun Dec 18, 2005 8:30 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting K7S41GX
Replies: 8
Views: 3036

TY.


Ill prolly try and find a used athlon to experiment this on, they're prolly pretty cheap these days
by Splinter
Sat Dec 17, 2005 3:29 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting K7S41GX
Replies: 8
Views: 3036

anyone?
by Splinter
Mon Dec 12, 2005 9:07 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting K7S41GX
Replies: 8
Views: 3036

So Ive done a bit of searching, and found some info, including that 'interactive pin mod' thing, but theres not much info on undervolting below 1.475v

Im looking at going to 1.2v or even 1.1v, anyone have a link?
by Splinter
Mon Dec 12, 2005 8:01 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting K7S41GX
Replies: 8
Views: 3036

This board has jumper control for FSB and multipliers, so I should be ok..
by Splinter
Sun Dec 11, 2005 10:38 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting K7S41GX
Replies: 8
Views: 3036

No one?
by Splinter
Sat Dec 10, 2005 12:44 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting K7S41GX
Replies: 8
Views: 3036

Undervolting K7S41GX

Unfortunally this was the only mATX Socket A board availible in my area. Everything on it works fine, but I dont think it has an undervolting option. Ive looked around a bit for a solution, but I really cant find anything. I really need to undervolt this chip. Is there any hackish-way of forcing the...
by Splinter
Thu Sep 08, 2005 7:54 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Epia HSF replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 2124

VERiON wrote:I have epia V 800.
I've just unscrewed oryginal fan (without removing oryginal heatsink). I have 80mm fan @5V blowing at the heatsink. When underclocked to 400MHz - heatsink is cool to the touch. @800MHz it is hot to the touch, but not burning hot - say 45'C.
Thanks :)
by Splinter
Wed Sep 07, 2005 9:12 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Epia HSF replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 2124

Epia HSF replacement

Does the Epia V series just use a standard chipset heatsink?

It's got a 40mm fan on it and I think it'll drive me nuts. I'm hoping I can swap it out for a passive cooler and just get a 120mm fan blowing over the whole board.

it's an 800mhz processor, so it shouldnt get THAT hot
by Splinter
Sun Jul 10, 2005 11:20 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hard drive mounting in high-shock areas
Replies: 0
Views: 817

Hard drive mounting in high-shock areas

Although not directly silent PC question, I couldnt think of a better place to ask. Using fairly stiff 4-way elastic mounting on a laptop HD, with a solid inch of clearance in every direction, will it survive the shocks and vibration of being mounted in a car trunk? Something like this: ..\..../.. ....
by Splinter
Wed May 11, 2005 5:10 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Finally swapped out the fan in my Antec TP 430
Replies: 20
Views: 5446

Cooling the suspended HDs
by Splinter
Tue May 10, 2005 11:40 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My HD Suspension
Replies: 14
Views: 4303

THe case would have to get smashed pretty hard to slip the drives out, hard enough that it would wreck any hard-mounted drive.

As for transporting the case, it's probably best to remove the drives first.
by Splinter
Tue May 10, 2005 8:51 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Finally swapped out the fan in my Antec TP 430
Replies: 20
Views: 5446

I am, but there are other sinks you could monitor without too much trouble.
by Splinter
Mon May 09, 2005 5:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Audiophilia: hobby or disease? (CONTINUED)
Replies: 226
Views: 112782

The same way that Homeopathic medicine can cure diseases.

The human brain can do amazing things just by beliving in them.
by Splinter
Mon May 09, 2005 5:13 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Drive temperatures over 50?
Replies: 13
Views: 3739

Check Event Viewer for HD errors
by Splinter
Mon May 09, 2005 4:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Dvorak keyboard layout, anyone used it?
Replies: 124
Views: 56482

peteamer wrote: There is also at least one other format... but that's too geeky to know about and i'm not going to tell you. Doh!!!.

Well actually I cant recall much about it/them other than they exist.
AZERTY
by Splinter
Mon May 09, 2005 12:29 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Request for future PSU reviews
Replies: 3
Views: 1272

Yea, the energy lost as heat.
by Splinter
Mon May 09, 2005 12:44 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Request for future PSU reviews
Replies: 3
Views: 1272

Request for future PSU reviews

Call me lazy, but I wouldnt mind seeing a 'leak' voltage column in the stats for the PSUs.

I know I just have to subtract the output from the input, but its a lot easier to see when it's all laid out with the other numbers :)
by Splinter
Sun May 08, 2005 6:39 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Underclocking 2D
Replies: 9
Views: 3096

Yep, you can.

And it seems to have worked.

Took the 2D voltage down by .1v, and underclocked it to 100/500

In 3D it runs at stock.

It's running 6C cooler now.
by Splinter
Sun May 08, 2005 6:01 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Underclocking 2D
Replies: 9
Views: 3096

Util I just downloaded called Nibitor allows you to set clockspeeds and voltages via the BIOS

I hope it doesn't fry my card :D
by Splinter
Sun May 08, 2005 5:45 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Why do PSUs have fans????
Replies: 31
Views: 10601

Power converters on power poles use massive toroids, they're cooled only with heatsinks drowned in a heat conductive oil.

They put through tens of thousands of watts, if their effiency wasnt above 95% they would explode.
by Splinter
Sun May 08, 2005 5:01 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Not silent, but pretty damn quiet
Replies: 8
Views: 4686

Front grill removed, aluminum painted black.

You can't actually see that much of the inside, the flash illuminates it.
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I can't hear the computer over my mom frying bacon in the kitchen.
by Splinter
Sun May 08, 2005 2:33 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My HD Suspension
Replies: 14
Views: 4303

I'm using 1.8mm stretch magic. A little test I did shows 2 strands can support 15 lbs. I'm supporting 2 HDs (probably less than 2lbs) with four strands. I've yet to notice any stretching or hardening, but it's only been running for 2 days this way. I wouldnt expect any, since it's an entirely acryli...
by Splinter
Sun May 08, 2005 12:17 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan Idea - captured, swept *back* blades
Replies: 20
Views: 4894

Nici - Yes, there are fans like what you describe, called 'TMD' or 'Tip Magnetic Drive' fans.

First link I could find[/url]
by Splinter
Sun May 08, 2005 12:10 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Why do PSUs have fans????
Replies: 31
Views: 10601

It's a role that could be more effectively played by a more specified item, such as a case fan.
by Splinter
Sun May 08, 2005 12:08 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Finally swapped out the fan in my Antec TP 430
Replies: 20
Views: 5446

Using the somewhat ghetto temperature recording method I'm using, I've never seen the heatsink temp go above 42C A few things to keep in mind: I'm only measuring the temperature of one heatsink The accuracy of the temperature probe is unknown Your mileage will vary. What works for me works because o...
by Splinter
Sun May 08, 2005 11:12 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Not silent, but pretty damn quiet
Replies: 8
Views: 4686

It's undervolted to 5v, can't hear it.
by Splinter
Sun May 08, 2005 12:20 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Why do PSUs have fans????
Replies: 31
Views: 10601

Toroids are extremely efficient, something on the lines of 98%

However, you can't use a Toroid to convert AC to DC :P
by Splinter
Sat May 07, 2005 11:50 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Not silent, but pretty damn quiet
Replies: 8
Views: 4686

I bet you guys have never seen anything like this before 8)

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by Splinter
Sat May 07, 2005 11:45 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Why do PSUs have fans????
Replies: 31
Views: 10601

Musical amps are generally many times larger than computer PSUs. If you crack one open, you will generally not find a ton more stuff in there than a computer PSU, but you will find huge heatsinks.

The heatsinks in a PSU are only a few dozen CCs, versus hundreds for music amps.