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by brianLp518
Thu Mar 03, 2005 9:24 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo L1A @ 1-2V???
Replies: 4
Views: 1607

cool... Thanks...

Quick question... should i just get a zalman fanmate to control the RPM's to 5V??? would a panaflo L1a @ 5V be enough to cool my SmartPower 350W?
by brianLp518
Thu Mar 03, 2005 9:04 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo L1A @ 1-2V???
Replies: 4
Views: 1607

Panaflo L1A @ 1-2V???

Hey guys, just seeing if I'm correct here... I just Panaflo L1A'd ( made in china =\ ) my Antec Smartpower 350, and i didnt' have any resistors besides two Zalman RC56's.... so I tried one [which is @ 7V (0.1A *56ohms= 5.6V drop) and it was still tickin and whoosy. So i decided to try two in series....
by brianLp518
Thu Mar 03, 2005 8:55 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo Problem
Replies: 17
Views: 3705

turn off RPM monitoring in your BIOS... usually under "pc health", but somewhere in there... turn it off and u're bios'll be happy


P.S.
Make sure u're gettin a good rpm on your panaflo to keep everything going, cuz now u don't have RPM monitoring!
by brianLp518
Tue Mar 01, 2005 3:11 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: AAM on Seagate 7200.7... any updates?
Replies: 2
Views: 1438

AAM on Seagate 7200.7... any updates?

I know this thread has been overkilled, and kinda dead, but has anybody figured out how to enable the AAM on Seagate 7200.7's? I've been scouring the SPCR forums and Yahoo for this topic, and people repeatedly say that they are goin to mess with the firmware to enable AAM on these drives... Just a f...
by brianLp518
Sun Feb 27, 2005 5:38 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Almost Silent 3700BQE need more mods! Please Help
Replies: 4
Views: 1645

HDD Suspension

I've been reading up more on SPCR, and I think I'm goin to buy some "stretch magic" substitute called "elasticity". Michael's doesn't carry stretch magic anymore. I will try to use the 3700 BQE HDD cage to do this... Don't know if it'll work... I'll post an update
by brianLp518
Sun Feb 27, 2005 4:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Almost Silent 3700BQE need more mods! Please Help
Replies: 4
Views: 1645

Re: Almost Silent 3700BQE need more mods! Please Help

By adding sound damping material and using a bottom air intake instead of a front air intake, I get rid of all the idle noise and the periodic buzzing noise. I can only hear the seaks if I listen very carefully and upclose. Thanks Tibors... I was wondering what you meant by bottom air intake... You...
by brianLp518
Sat Feb 26, 2005 11:36 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Almost Silent 3700BQE need more mods! Please Help
Replies: 4
Views: 1645

Almost Silent 3700BQE need more mods! Please Help

Here's the specs: 1. AMD Athlon 2800+ Barton undervolted @ 1.425V at startup 2. Zalman CNPS7000A Cu @ ~1300-1400RPM (stock fan) 2. 2 x 512MB Micron PC3200 Dual Channel DDR RAM 3. Epox 8RDA3AI nForce2 Ultra 400 (w/ passive cooling) 4. Antec SLK3700 BQE with 120mm fan grills cut out front and back. S...
by brianLp518
Wed Jan 12, 2005 7:55 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: "silent" pc
Replies: 27
Views: 14124

plexi duct on back of case (on PSU and case fans)

R2Fugu.... The plexi ducts are a great idea, but wouldn't pointing them up be a better idea in order to get the hot air to rise out and help w/ airflow?

The warm air would accumulate in there because it likes to rise no?

Your case is awesome by the way... i wish i was that handy
by brianLp518
Fri Oct 01, 2004 11:22 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: The best freakin video card review ever done
Replies: 3
Views: 1876

This is the link that should interest you guys:

http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2195&p=5
by brianLp518
Fri Oct 01, 2004 11:20 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: The best freakin video card review ever done
Replies: 3
Views: 1876

The best freakin video card review ever done

Anandtech.com has a review on video cards that blows all others away. This was exactly what I was looking for for years!!!! Anandtech rocks. http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2195 From the DX9 standpoint, the Radeon 9600 256MB 128-bit would be the best way to go (it's the highest and ch...
by brianLp518
Thu Sep 16, 2004 10:56 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Deep Undervolt/clock PC w/ a 4.7W CPU!
Replies: 33
Views: 40689

multiplier to 5x

I followed your advice pod3.. and put my multiplier down to 5x making my comp @ 300MHz. Dropped another 3-4 degrees C. Thanks!
by brianLp518
Mon Sep 13, 2004 1:55 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Deep Undervolt/clock PC w/ a 4.7W CPU!
Replies: 33
Views: 40689

Successful passive cooling!

Here's my stats: Antec 3000BQE AMD Athlon XP 2800+ Zalman 7000A-Cu (should have gotten the Al-Cu) 512 PC3200 DDR Ram epox 8rda3i (nforce2 400 ultra) radeon 9000 passively cooled 8rdavcore!!!! The best thing to ever happen I have my system set to normal when I boot up w/ the fan running... but I like...
by brianLp518
Wed Sep 01, 2004 1:16 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Regular Sewing String instead of Elastic to suspend HDD??
Replies: 14
Views: 3333

i drive a camry. =)

i tried using the sewing string.... Doesn't transfer ANY vibration to the case due to the small amount of surface area i guess. just tied a lasso loop around the 4 mounting screws, and lasso tied those the floppy cage.
by brianLp518
Mon Aug 30, 2004 2:35 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Regular Sewing String instead of Elastic to suspend HDD??
Replies: 14
Views: 3333

have you tried it?
by brianLp518
Mon Aug 30, 2004 1:48 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Regular Sewing String instead of Elastic to suspend HDD??
Replies: 14
Views: 3333

Physics wise

I can image by suspending a HD by string would infer less vibrations than even the elastic would. The string would be allow to oscillate at nodes, and therefore, dissapate any energy transfered to it. The string vibration would not be transfered to the case. the elastic on the other hand, although h...
by brianLp518
Mon Aug 30, 2004 12:18 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Regular Sewing String instead of Elastic to suspend HDD??
Replies: 14
Views: 3333

Regular Sewing String instead of Elastic to suspend HDD??

I was wondering if the elastic that everybody is using to suspend their HDD's has any more benifit that just tying regular string (i.e. sewing or kite string) around the screws of the HDD, and tying the ends of the string to the bottom of the 3 1/2 floppy cage to keep the HDD in the bottom of the ca...
by brianLp518
Mon Aug 30, 2004 11:44 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Stupid question
Replies: 0
Views: 763

Stupid question

Can I just unplug the fan on my 9000 Pro? What other silent alternatives are out there that aren't overkill?
by brianLp518
Thu Aug 26, 2004 12:17 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VGA card power dissipation
Replies: 136
Views: 269892

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/ati-powercons

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/ati-powercons.html In the intro of this article, it states that the max power consupmtion is 41.3W w/o any other power supply for the agp card besides the agp slot. I have a 9000pro and was wondering whether i can just unplug the fan and not worry about...
by brianLp518
Wed Aug 25, 2004 10:44 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire 9000 pro best passive heatsink solution
Replies: 0
Views: 924

Sapphire 9000 pro best passive heatsink solution

I just purchased a Sapphire 9000 pro for my "silent computer" but the fan is even louder than my Zalman 7000A Cu. I've seen post for passive heatsinks for the GPU such from Zalman, but I wanted your guys' opinion which way would be the best for occasional gaming (not OCing). The passive heatsinks i ...