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by michal_t
Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hard Drive Suggestion
Replies: 1
Views: 1234

more for less: 320GB for 110$ CAD, 80$ CAD after rebate
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php? ... omoid=1051
by michal_t
Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:23 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: For AMD X2 owners - What power supply are you using?
Replies: 21
Views: 11319

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ EE
ASUS M2A-VM mATX
FSP Fortron Zen FSP300-60GNF-R 300W

PC Power usage does not exceed 150W
by michal_t
Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:07 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Pentium III 500 MHz -- quiet cooling?
Replies: 18
Views: 5344

adrianmariano wrote:Can I expect to be able to mount an 80mm fan on any slot1 heatsink?
Chances are you will have to come up with something specific and unique to mount it. Use can use a bracket or make a fan holder out of a small piece of thin aluminum bar. That's the fun part of making the silent system.
by michal_t
Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:09 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Pentium III 500 MHz -- quiet cooling?
Replies: 18
Views: 5344

Re: Pentium III 500 MHz -- quiet cooling?

adrianmariano wrote:Any recommendations on how I can get the temperatures and the noise down without spending more than $20?
eBay is your friend. Get a Slot1 fanless heatsink and then put undervolted 80mm fan on it.
by michal_t
Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Coolest processor?
Replies: 14
Views: 7280

by michal_t
Tue Oct 04, 2005 4:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: computer in a bathroom - is it safe?
Replies: 8
Views: 2732

Actually steam doesn't condense on your bathroom mirror because it's cold. the mirror is the same temperature as your walls or your towels. Nope, water condenses on the surface of the mirror because the mirror is colder than the air. The mirror shows condensation much better... This is right. VERiO...
by michal_t
Fri Aug 19, 2005 9:23 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Enabling AAM on Seagate 7200.7 SATA
Replies: 5
Views: 2721

Thanks for the link, but it says: Meaning that read-only memory can be modified by computer software, as I do all that time for my other hardware. Do you mean that reading from the ROM chip is not possible? No, I mean writing to ROM chip is not possible, as on a CD-ROM. I think StorageReview should...
by michal_t
Thu Aug 11, 2005 11:25 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Enabling AAM on Seagate 7200.7 SATA
Replies: 5
Views: 2721

According to this page, firmware is in a read only memory, so copying is not possible.

http://www.storagereview.com/guide2000/ ... mware.html
by michal_t
Mon Jul 18, 2005 5:21 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What the *!"* are my Barracuda SATAs doing?
Replies: 11
Views: 10442

Check this thread for more info:
http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=23671

I have the same problem with 7200.7 80G and 200G IDE drives.
Going to have to ditch the drives if I can't stop them doing this!!
Try NoizEnvader's suggestion.
by michal_t
Mon May 09, 2005 11:59 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervoltable Motherboards: ADD to the list!!
Replies: 313
Views: 343190

I've picked up a new socketA ATX mobo few days ago, its DFI nF2 U400S-AL . Allows for VCore adjustment in BIOS, values are from 1.1V to 2.0V in 0.025V increments except for settings of: 1.275, 1.875, 1.925, 1.975, but who needs those anyway. Also allows for multiplier adjustment for unlocked CPUs. N...
by michal_t
Mon Mar 14, 2005 2:26 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: My experiences with new SilenX 9DBA Fans
Replies: 5
Views: 1881

I had a similar problem, after undervolting the CPU fan my system would freeze in 2-3 hours, but the CPU temperature was below 50. It turned out to be the overheating northbridge. Air from the CPU heatsink is blowing on it on it, but there was not enough airflow when CPU fan was at 5V. Hope this helps
by michal_t
Sun Feb 20, 2005 9:43 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Sheesh, why is it so hard to find a 8mb 80 gig hd?
Replies: 16
Views: 2953

With absolutely zero empirical data to back it up, I wonder if cache actually becomes more useful the smaller the drive is. Smaller the hard drive, greater the chance the data you need is in the cache. On two random consecutive reads, on 2nd read, with 8MB cache, the chance data is in the cache is:...
by michal_t
Fri Aug 13, 2004 5:30 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: is panaflo 80mm that much quieter?
Replies: 23
Views: 5921

You can get them cheap at bgmicro.com
$3.19 each or $2.65 when buying 10 or more
http://bgmicro.com/prodinfo.asp?sid=0&prodid=FAN1003