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by gianni
Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:08 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: A funny/sad fan poll:does ACP Smart UPS SUA 1000i have a fan
Replies: 1
Views: 7996

One year ago, I had two Smart UPS, a 750VA fan-less and a 1500VA, with the fan always on, noisy enough. I wanted to replace the noisy one with a fan-less model: 750VA were not enough for my new PC, while the fan on the 1500VA was driving me crazy. Searching for more power with no fan, I read a techn...
by gianni
Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: A funny/sad fan poll:does ACP Smart UPS SUA 1000i have a fan
Replies: 1
Views: 7996

A funny/sad fan poll:does ACP Smart UPS SUA 1000i have a fan

APC support cannot tell me if APC Smart UPS SUA100i has a fan inside: two questions, two different answers, both implicitly claiming the documentation on the APC web site as false... Can somebody here, with a hand on experience on this model of UPS, give me the right answer? • The fan, if present,...
by gianni
Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Silent UPS
Replies: 74
Views: 77521

I have 2 APC Smart-UPS: SUA 750i: 750VA deadly silent , no fan, no wine; I can't hear it at 2 feet. Audible only when on battery. SUA 1500i: 1500VA, fan always on 24/24 and 7/7 at a guestimate >30db/1m. If I remove all the load, the fan goes on. If I turn it out, the fan goes on. If I unplug the pow...
by gianni
Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: i7 Build List
Replies: 8
Views: 1975

CPU 130W TDP: you need an heatsink (not the Intel one) Motherboard I love ASUS RAM Corsair will work CAS8@1066MHz (tested on my PC) G.Skill will probably work CAS6@1066MHz If you don't overclock, your processor uses memory at 1066MHz. Video You love NVidia, I see. I don't. On the silent front, cons...
by gianni
Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: HR-01 Plus and Core i7 920
Replies: 10
Views: 3628

Your temps look a little bit high. My setup is (was) really similar to your. I used same mobo and CPU. I used 12 GB of Corsair memory (1.5v instead of 1.65v of OCZ). I used XP-120 Ultra Extreme with Scythe Slipstream Medium@5v instead of HR-01+, but they are supposed to have the same performance, wi...
by gianni
Sun Jan 18, 2009 4:29 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Can it be quiet for me?
Replies: 14
Views: 4511

Here is the PC I have built Components CASE: Antec P182 with 1 Scythe Slipstream 1200 and 3 Scythe Slipstream 800, softmounted DUMPING MATERIAL: Nexus PSU: Corsair HX620 MOBO: Asus P6T Deluxe (Intel X58) RAM: Corsair DDR3/1333 CAS 9@1.5v (6 x 2 Gb) CPU: Intel i7 9200 (2.66 MHz) 130W TDP declared CPU...
by gianni
Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:10 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Can it be quiet for me?
Replies: 14
Views: 4511

protellect: Q9450 with 8 Gb of DDR2 is the setup I had planned to buy: it’s a nice system. When I went to buy, I saw the new i7. An i7 system, all inclusive, costs from 10% to 20% more then the Core2 Quad system and the overall performance increment should be about the same. The TDP increment fro...
by gianni
Mon Dec 08, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Can it be quiet for me?
Replies: 14
Views: 4511

Hum, 6 sticks of RAM draw other power and warm up the case. The processor is the worst power consumer of the moment. The video card is hot. But it should be a powerful workstation I could use for some years. Making it quiet is supposed to be my hobby, but it can be a nightmare! If the PSU in the low...
by gianni
Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Can it be quiet for me?
Replies: 14
Views: 4511

Wibla:

Please, what is TRUE?

I have got a HD4870 that is dual-slot and vents hot air out of the case. You suggest that throwing away hot air is the more important thing in this setup, so I should keep my default heat sink.

Thanks.

Thejamppa:

Thanks.
by gianni
Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:41 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Can it be quiet for me?
Replies: 14
Views: 4511

xan_user: 130w is what Intel declares for all i7 processors (here the specs: http://download.intel.com/design/processor/datashts/320834.pdf). In SPRC preview, the entry level (2.66 MHz) is less power hungry then the top (3.2 MHz) which has the same declared TDP (http://www.silentpcreview.com/article...
by gianni
Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:33 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Can it be quiet for me?
Replies: 14
Views: 4511

Can it be quiet for me?

Here is the PC I would like to build: CASE: Antec P182 with 2 Scythe Slipstream 1200 and 2 Scythe Slipstream 800, softmounted PSU: Corsair HX620 MOBO: Gigabyte or Asus P6T Delux (Intel X58) RAM: OCZ DDR3/1333 CAS 7 (3 x 2 Gb) (6 or 12 Gb total, I will decide) CPU: Intel i7 9200 (2.66 MHz) 130W TDP d...
by gianni
Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Ichbinleise Maxiset damping material? Opinions?
Replies: 4
Views: 1502

I have used the other dampening material sold on that site: SILMA FK 25 to isolate sounds and reduce vibrations all around the case SILMA VS 320 to absorbe sound on the top of the case (it isolates too) SILMA PU 420 to absorbe sound on the low part of the case. You have to use FK 25 as a base on the...
by gianni
Tue Jan 25, 2005 3:17 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Turning the volume down!!
Replies: 26
Views: 7401

I wanted to give the same suggestion of jooppy this morning. Now that I have time to write I see somebody had the same idea... and that somebody doesn't agree. Tibors, I have used Windows Power Options to stop my disks. It's unuseful, if you have only one disk to stop, but usually it stops non-syste...
by gianni
Thu Aug 19, 2004 4:23 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Zalman ZM300A-APF or Enermax Noisetaker 370W non-pfc?
Replies: 5
Views: 1653

On my one I have 1200 RPM usally and 1800 RPM after 2 hours of 3d playing (full load). But here it's a hot summer. I suppose your readings are ok.
by gianni
Mon Aug 16, 2004 3:22 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Does your Noistaker whine?
Replies: 30
Views: 9441

Abit IC7-G
P4C 3200-800 MHz
4x512 Mb Kingston HyperX RAM
Sapphire Radeon 9800XT
Zalman NB cooler
Zalman VGA cooler @1900rpm
Zalman 7000AlCu CPU cooler @1800 rpm
Enermax Noisetaker 780 APFC 230V only

Coil noise with or without disks, case fans and DVD attached
by gianni
Sun Aug 15, 2004 1:53 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Will a Zalman CNPS7000A-AlCu fit on my Abit IC7-G With....
Replies: 15
Views: 3730

Thanks again dddp. I trust this rev 3 will fit on my video card.
I'm waiting for it to be avaliable.
by gianni
Thu Aug 12, 2004 1:12 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI All In Wonder 9600XT & Zalman ZM80D-HP Inatall Advic
Replies: 23
Views: 8193

You need to get the last release of ATI drivers from ATI site. After installation you will find some new ATI branded tabs in your monitor property dialog. On the OVERDRIVE (tm) tab you will find temps an clocks for the card. If you install the last ATI drive from the Microsoft site, instead, you loo...
by gianni
Thu Aug 12, 2004 12:50 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: silent monitor
Replies: 5
Views: 2189

My 2 years old Samsung LCD 17" display is silent too. I was used to hear high frequency noises with my CRT displays. No sounds with this monitor.
by gianni
Thu Aug 12, 2004 11:55 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Will a Zalman CNPS7000A-AlCu fit on my Abit IC7-G With....
Replies: 15
Views: 3730

Thanks dddp, I think what you say about an external exsausts vga cooler is true: better temps in case, better temps on CPU and, I suppose, better temps for PSU; I am sure this one means less noise. But I red about artic cooling silencer and it did non fit on 9800xt!
by gianni
Thu Aug 12, 2004 1:17 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Will a Zalman CNPS7000A-AlCu fit on my Abit IC7-G With....
Replies: 15
Views: 3730

With my P4-3200 and Zalman 7000AlCu@1800 rpm I have 52C idle and 69C on load (MOBO report) That sounds high to me. I've a plain IC7 with the latest BIOS running a 2.4C at 3.0 and 1.575V. Speedfan keeps the 7000AlCu at 1400 RPM under load and reports 60C CPU and 30C mobo in a 20C room. Do you have a...
by gianni
Tue Aug 10, 2004 2:36 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Will a Zalman CNPS7000A-AlCu fit on my Abit IC7-G With....
Replies: 15
Views: 3730

I have 7000AlCu over my Abit IC7-G. I have the new blue Zalman NB passive cooler. There is a lot of space (at least 0.5 cm) between them and they fit well. I built a new iron clip to link the NB cooler to the MOBO. I think your NB cooler could fit, if glued/linked in the right place (not too close t...
by gianni
Sat Aug 07, 2004 3:37 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Coil noise with Enermax noisetaker 470 Active PFC
Replies: 13
Views: 4482

Enermax NoiseMaker

Hi, I am a newbee. I have the same trouble with my Enermax Noisetaker EG475AX(G) (active pfc at 230V AC). The only noises I can hear in my PC are the coil noise and fan noise from the PSU. I have just changed my Thermaltake Silent Pure Power Xaser Edition 480W APFC 110V-230V AC with an Enermax Noise...