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by ultraboy
Fri Nov 27, 2009 6:11 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Looking for YateLoon Bulk Buy
Replies: 2
Views: 1014

Jab Tech has a few choices of Yate Loon at good price.

I've never ordered from them though as they do not ship to my part of the world. :wink:

Edit: Just read some comment about Yate Loon Fan from Jab-Tech. May be that explain the low price :!: :?:
by ultraboy
Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Thoughts on a fan controller I have been tinkering with
Replies: 19
Views: 5218

Here's the current products' web page for t-balancer . mCubed company is still alive but has moved to do more of quiet HTPC case. On the last tab of that web page, you'll find a link to their on-line store if you want price info. I was using t-balancer during my P4 days and was quite impressed with ...
by ultraboy
Sat Jul 05, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Hal W. Hardenbergh (Felger Carbon) died - RIP
Replies: 35
Views: 82810

My condolences to the family and friends.

I'll remember Felger Carbon, and his numerous positive contributions to this community.

:(
by ultraboy
Mon May 26, 2008 6:11 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: scythe ninja or hr-01 plus?
Replies: 31
Views: 9664

When SPCR reviewed the copper version of the ninja they found that the Rev B. version isn't nearly as good as the original. The above plus a lot of complains in the forum about Ninja Rev.B are the main reason I bought HR01 Plus. I'm very happy with the result. However, since the HR-01 is more expen...
by ultraboy
Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:19 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Why Nexus fan RPM is higher then Intel Boxed one?
Replies: 6
Views: 2763

Speedfan has failed on DQ35JO motherboard. The temperature was wrong approximately +40% and I can't imagine any easy way to calibrate it. Intel Desktop Utilities had to be uninstalled but still Speedfan either couldn't display fan RPM at all. Do you mean Speedfan doesn't control any fan at all, or ...
by ultraboy
Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: [Aging] Fans
Replies: 4
Views: 1491

...i don't like making modifications that cant be easily reversed. You don't have to make the fan swap permanent. I did it on my CNPS 7000 (I think 7700 has similar fan holder) by cutting the fan like Bluefront did, but leave some stubs there a bit. Attach the fan hub with CNPS fan holder using 3M ...
by ultraboy
Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:02 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: is my GA-P35-DS3R really dead?
Replies: 9
Views: 2415

GA P35-DS3R doesn't have LED on the board. It makes trouble shooting a bit inconvenient. :( I would suggest you first clear the CMOS, it has a jumper pin (without jumper) to clear CMOS located near CMOS battery (see the manual). You need to use some flat metal object to short it - flathead screwdriv...
by ultraboy
Mon Nov 13, 2006 6:36 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: The First SPCR Fan Round-Up
Replies: 44
Views: 37172

Great work. :D

Have to use the earphone (in-ear type) to hear the very very slight different of Nexus and Scythe as my ambient noise is too loud. :lol:

This series of articles should be stickied in Fans & Control Forum as well.
by ultraboy
Tue Nov 07, 2006 6:48 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan controller for 5 or 6 fans?
Replies: 10
Views: 3931

Re: Fan controller for 5 or 6 fans?

...It's for a file server that will be behind closed doors, so the fan controller must be the fancy kind that gives the fans more juice so they can spin up if it gets to warm. Fancy readouts are less important, but I would like to be able to see (either physically on a display or via software) the ...
by ultraboy
Sun Nov 05, 2006 4:59 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Arctic Cooling S1 new cVGA cooler?
Replies: 2
Views: 1909

AC's site mention December 2006 as latest potential launch date. That date has already been postponed 2-3 times, so I doubt whether it'll ever come out.

Check out Thermalright03, if you have an urgent need. :)
by ultraboy
Sat Nov 04, 2006 6:52 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Fan Testing Methodology
Replies: 33
Views: 33461

Wow. This excellent article reflects on how much time, effort and careful thought SPCR editorial team have invested in gathering relevant data so that we, the readers, can make our informed choice. :D :D

Congratulation!!!, and Thank You SPCR.
by ultraboy
Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:43 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7000 ALcu Spins too loud.
Replies: 9
Views: 4063

....or affixed with (industrial) double sided tape or any other way you can come up with... That's what I did with my CNPS7000. I use 3M double side foam tape (for outdoor use - can withstand upto 70 degree celcius) plus small size zipties. The foam tape also acts a little bit as vibration absorbti...
by ultraboy
Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:21 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec Earth Watts: Green Computing Hits the Big Time
Replies: 22
Views: 25440

Devon, thanks for the nice review. I have my doubt on the 'Green' claim as well.

With its single exhaust fan at the back and very open intake - this can be a good candidate for people with PSU ducted to front bezel (like me :) ).
by ultraboy
Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:06 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7000 ALcu Spins too loud.
Replies: 9
Views: 4063

Sound like fan swapping is in order, then. :wink:
by ultraboy
Tue Oct 31, 2006 8:57 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU overheating with TR2TT M10 heatsink
Replies: 5
Views: 2100

Nothing much to offer here, but how's the case ventilation.

Another possible area is HSF retention clip is losing its pressure. 40+ celcius different between idle and load in a very short time, in my opinion, indicates poor contact between HSF and heatspreader.

My 2 cents. :?
by ultraboy
Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:22 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Yate Loon vs Nexus
Replies: 11
Views: 5306

Re: Yate Loon vs Nexus

I currently have 3 Yate Loon 120mm fans in my system undervolted at around 7V, but my system is still louder than I would like. I don't think replacing YateLoon (low speed) with Nexus fan would bring any significant noise reduction, if at all. Depending on how you control your fan speed, you can sl...
by ultraboy
Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:38 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New Thermaltake VGA Cooler: "VGA Silencer" rip-off
Replies: 14
Views: 4740

In this crazy world of OEM PC components - I'd not be surprise if this Tt unit is made by AC or AC's OEM factory. :)
by ultraboy
Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:01 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Two PSUs in same computer?
Replies: 2
Views: 1664

Re: Two PSUs in same computer?

Is there a risk involved in doing this? Does it make any difference if +5V on the rails to the disks are actually +4.99V whereas +5V to somewhere else is +5.01V ? The only connection between the two subsets will be the datacables from disk controllers to disks. I do not have enough technical knowle...
by ultraboy
Fri Oct 20, 2006 11:56 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Zalman ZM80D-HP and ASUS P4C800 compatibility question
Replies: 2
Views: 1772

I was using ZM80D on my P4P800E-Dlx without a problem. If I remember correctly, P4C800 have the same layout with P4P800 only using different chip.
by ultraboy
Fri Oct 06, 2006 7:00 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best 92mm fans?
Replies: 55
Views: 24500

raziell Thanks for the link. 8)

Problem with oversea shipping of one fan is that shipping cost is higher than fan cost. :cry:
by ultraboy
Fri Oct 06, 2006 7:25 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best 92mm fans?
Replies: 55
Views: 24500

There's no Nexus fan around where I live, so I use Tt 92 mm UV fan instead. It's a low flow fan and is quieter than stock Zalman fan, especially when undervolted.

Can't say how it is compared to Nexus, though I don't think it can match.
by ultraboy
Fri Oct 06, 2006 7:17 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Strip casing off of fanmate
Replies: 3
Views: 1901

It's not glued, just snap on cover. Using small flathead screwdriver, you should be able to open it.

There's a heatsink inside - so I don't think you can just drill a hole in pci slot for the adjustment knob. Why not just stick it at the back of your case if you don't want to see it.
by ultraboy
Thu Jul 20, 2006 5:42 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: The Lian-Li S80 - will this thing work?!
Replies: 5
Views: 2536

A review/write up at Dan's Data.

An interesting case, especially the internal partition and Hdd aluminium tray. The front fans will probably have to work very hard though trying to pull air in from the back with a U-shape air path.
by ultraboy
Mon Jul 03, 2006 5:59 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Very Ambitious Pico/Phantom Proposition
Replies: 11
Views: 4088

...its a phantom 350, and i want it to ONLY power the GPUs and drives.... I have a dual PSU set up, and am recalling my reading on the subject a while back - there're a few caution about powering VGA card that requires additional power through molex plug - it's recommended that the molex plug came ...
by ultraboy
Sat Jul 01, 2006 5:01 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: will speedfan control zalman cnps7000b fan
Replies: 21
Views: 6521

I think Asus A7V800 provides fan control only on CPU fan header similar to most MB during that same period - including my P4P800-E Dlx. You can quickly check in Asus manual - if it has Q-Fan instead of Q-Fan2 then only CPU fan can be controlled.
by ultraboy
Sat Jul 01, 2006 4:45 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Serious problem in monitoring multiple HD temps!
Replies: 6
Views: 2032

You can try DTemp, though I think you'll face with similar issue as scorp suggested - it's the controller's fault.

I use both Speedfan and DTemp (in separate system - I mean :lol:), and both have no problem reading SMART info from 2 Hdds.
by ultraboy
Sat Jul 01, 2006 4:30 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Any sign of the i-RAM 2?
Replies: 16
Views: 5545

With this Super Talent 2.5 inch 8GB IDE Flash Drive as used in recent SPCR review on Puget's system - cost around USD 380 for 8 GB, I think i-RAM2 does not have much chance of success.
by ultraboy
Mon Jun 26, 2006 7:39 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Any sign of the i-RAM 2?
Replies: 16
Views: 5545

The molex is probably to keep back-up battery happy while pc is on.

I guess they may have to give a 24-pin passthrough connector just to tap on +5VSB, or a wire that can be crimped (is that the word? :roll:) onto +5VSB line. The latter is cheaper but too risky as user may lock on to a wrong wire.
by ultraboy
Mon Jun 26, 2006 3:44 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Any sign of the i-RAM 2?
Replies: 16
Views: 5545

Last time I heard, they moved the whole thingy to 5.25" bay. Here's report from TechPowerUp. Not much details though - especially how're they going to keep it powered during PC off. :?:
by ultraboy
Sat Jun 24, 2006 6:04 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: New Enermax fans (Enlobal bearing) - any good?
Replies: 18
Views: 10646

Here's another "review" by a French site AMDBoard (translated version). Their conclusion is that the fan is "still a too expensive hair". :lol: Seriously, I like the fact that one can take fan blade out easily for cleaning. This fan seems to use a variation of Maglev technology - I hope there're mor...