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by wooglin
Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Phantom Users Poll
Replies: 211
Views: 260753

Re: New Install - Tracking

Well... to the date - 2nd of March 2009 it has crapped out on me. Exactly 4 years. Purchased 2/22/05 from NCIX.COM Received & Installed on 3/2/05 Serial: D05015525199 Basis System: Asus P4R800-V Deluxe mobo, P4 3.06GHz Northwood, Zalman CNPS7000-A-AlCu 2x512MB Kingston HyperX ATI 9800 Pro, w/Zalman ...
by wooglin
Sun Sep 10, 2006 12:34 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Phantom Users Poll
Replies: 211
Views: 260753

updated my original post here: http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewto ... 693#161693

It's been about 19 months and my Phantom 350 is still going strong. Still running 24/7 on PVR duty per the original configuration.
by wooglin
Wed Jun 15, 2005 11:16 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Ooops... now I've done it.
Replies: 0
Views: 1468

Ooops... now I've done it.

Sorry to say that I'm taking my main system and putting it on pure PVR/media server duty. In these summer months I need to run the exhaust fan 100% and loud to keep this beast cool, so I may have to crank the folding right down to keep it cool & quiet. Possible drop from 3000ppw down to 1700 or so (...
by wooglin
Sun May 22, 2005 4:04 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: My new Apple 12" iBook G4 1Ghz is extremely quiet!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 8531

What HD do they use? Will a HD swap void the warranty? What's the general policy with changing HD in laptops, not only Apple? My 12" iBook came with a Fujitsu MHT2040AT 30 gig drive which is pretty quiet. Low on the seek noise, and I can't even hear it spin up. A HD swap on iBooks is very involved,...
by wooglin
Fri May 20, 2005 8:35 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How to pick a fan controller?
Replies: 7
Views: 2269

If you don't mind manual controls, I love my Rheobus.http://www.dvhardware.net/modules.php?n ... tent&id=35
by wooglin
Thu Apr 28, 2005 12:32 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Speedfan HD temp readout with RAID 0 ???
Replies: 7
Views: 2400

my Seagates are in Raid... no problem using dTemp with them.... might be due to the raid controller
by wooglin
Thu Apr 28, 2005 9:31 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Speedfan HD temp readout with RAID 0 ???
Replies: 7
Views: 2400

give dTemp a try. It works on my Raid, and seems accurate.

edit - though it sees the raid as one drive... it does not give a temp for each drive.
by wooglin
Wed Apr 13, 2005 2:44 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: My new Apple 12" iBook G4 1Ghz is extremely quiet!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 8531

iPods are just like Macs - it's fairly easy to find an mp3 player or PC that is cheaper, faster, nicer looking or smaller, but you always, always lose more than you gain. :P I'm not too sure... in general, yes (I'm not trying to start a whole mac vs PC flame thread again here... it's been argued fr...
by wooglin
Wed Apr 13, 2005 10:05 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: My new Apple 12" iBook G4 1Ghz is extremely quiet!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 8531

In general, though, everything is a lot snappier in OSX with more ram. Especially Expose...and if you're not using that, you should be! :wink: I'd played around with my brothers eMac for a year, and it wasn't until I saw the OS X demo on the apple site that I saw what expose was. Putting it politel...
by wooglin
Wed Apr 13, 2005 8:21 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: My new Apple 12" iBook G4 1Ghz is extremely quiet!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 8531

I've just got the bone-stock 256meg for now. I haven't had any crashing issues, but I do see how stretched the memory is. A lot of page-file usage slowing things down a bit.

fairly slow opening programs for the first time, will additional ram help speed this up?

DC
by wooglin
Tue Apr 12, 2005 1:27 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: My new Apple 12" iBook G4 1Ghz is extremely quiet!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 8531

Well... the new (replacement) iBook is now up and running. I've only heard the fan run once during the hardware test, otherwise it's completely silent. I like the keyboard on this thing too, with the exception of the missing (dedicated) <home> and <end> keys... makes editing a little bit harder. I'm...
by wooglin
Thu Apr 07, 2005 6:58 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 9800 pro fanless cooling solution
Replies: 5
Views: 2092

Silent for the Zalman 7000 series seems to be somewhere below 1300rpm (in my system at least). I'm just guessing as I'm not running it off the motherboard header anymore. I installed a Sunbeam Rheobus instead to handle all the fans. Rough figures... CPU fan is running around 8V (I'll turn it down to...
by wooglin
Thu Apr 07, 2005 11:25 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 9800 pro fanless cooling solution
Replies: 5
Views: 2092

I don't have any dampening on my hard drives (all 4 of them). The loudest component is the CPU cooler. The Nexus exhaust fan is about at quiet as you can find, it's normally running at a full 12 volts to deal with the Phantom 350 (passive) PSU and admittedly hot 9800 Pro. Still, at 12 volts, it's qu...
by wooglin
Thu Apr 07, 2005 10:25 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 9800 pro fanless cooling solution
Replies: 5
Views: 2092

I've got the C model and it works fine in my rig. Minimal gaming though it does get pretty hot when gaming. Never any artifacts though.

Check the pics in my sig.
by wooglin
Thu Apr 07, 2005 10:21 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: PPD Declines?
Replies: 8
Views: 3302

PPD Declines?

I was about to ask what was going on with team SPCR and our daily/weekly point decline, but checked the summaries on other teams too. Everybody seems to be slowing down. I noticed at home that I'm getting a lot more tinkers and less gromacs. Has Stanford changed their point allocations across the bo...
by wooglin
Thu Mar 31, 2005 7:11 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Recommend a Fan Controller - ASAP
Replies: 8
Views: 2465

by wooglin
Thu Mar 31, 2005 12:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Any tips?
Replies: 5
Views: 1725

If that was my machine, my next steps would be Phantom and maybe Zalman fanless on the video card. I wasn't crazy about the Truepower or Noisetaker PSU's that I had earlier... with the phantom all I can hear is a slight humm when I put my ear to the PSU.
by wooglin
Thu Mar 31, 2005 10:17 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: ANTEC p180 available for purchase in UK and Europe NOW!
Replies: 10
Views: 2964

Re: ANTEC p180 available for purchase in UK and Europe NOW!

Hi, A new UK/Euro supplier jeannepasero has the p180 cases in stock, apparantly they have a deal with antec for first release of the P180. you can purchase it here on the april hardware releases section: http://www.jeannepasero.com/april.html :twisted: Sir, please be advised that you just made my l...
by wooglin
Tue Mar 29, 2005 6:57 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: My new Apple 12" iBook G4 1Ghz is extremely quiet!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 8531

And I swear, that 8 hours later I may just be the first geek on the planet to crash and burn a brand new iBook. In the middle of an audio chat tonight with my brother, when the book freezes. None of the crazy finger-yoga keyboard combinations will get me out of it, so I do the hard-reboot thing... h...
by wooglin
Tue Mar 29, 2005 1:22 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: My new Apple 12" iBook G4 1Ghz is extremely quiet!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 8531

Just took receipt this morning of a 1.2Ghz G4 iBook 12". I went bare-bones, but plan on adding more ram if the need arises. The DVD/CD-RW is definitely not quiet, but other than that it seems to be pretty darn quiet, at least the quietest laptop I've ever owned. I need to give huge props to Apple fo...
by wooglin
Sat Mar 26, 2005 4:10 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Newly Installed XP-120; temps look right?
Replies: 10
Views: 2695

Don't compare to others results - look at your own.

You've got a very good decrease at idle (8 degrees) and a good decrease at load (I'm assuming 6-8 degrees).

At the same time, it's likely a whole lot quieter than your stock HSF, right?
by wooglin
Sat Mar 26, 2005 4:07 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Web site for calculating PSU needs
Replies: 26
Views: 5763

by wooglin
Wed Mar 23, 2005 7:45 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Black Hole (Updated 2/25)
Replies: 29
Views: 22895

Can the XP 120 be rotated 90 degrees, then lose the dedicated CPU fan?
by wooglin
Tue Mar 22, 2005 2:47 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: P4 3Ghz. Xp120 - P4C800E-Dx. Nighthmare! Help please.
Replies: 17
Views: 4712

Prime95 is useful as a memory tester first, a loading program 2nd. Actually, Memtest86 is a memory testing program. Prime95 is a stability testing program (amongst other things). It's better for testing your undervolts and underclocks. I'll defer to the gentleman with the exponentially higher post ...
by wooglin
Tue Mar 22, 2005 1:45 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: P4 3Ghz. Xp120 - P4C800E-Dx. Nighthmare! Help please.
Replies: 17
Views: 4712

Prime95 is useful as a memory tester first, a loading program 2nd. Don't be suprised if P95 fails. It's just a sign that your memory is not 100% stable. My original ram would fail P95 tests after 8-9 minutes, but no system stability issues with any other programs. Replacement ram (Kingston HyperX ma...
by wooglin
Mon Mar 21, 2005 10:13 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Phantom Confusion + Luxurae -- Split from User's Poll
Replies: 2
Views: 1340

why am I confused ? this psu is 'recommended', right ? but this thread says to me that I'm a fool if I buy one and it fails - because I had prior knowledge I read the review and bought one from Directron, read this thread and canceled my order if the 'best' product has these problems, . . . . . any...
by wooglin
Fri Mar 18, 2005 6:35 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: A friendly hello from the Dutch Power Cows!
Replies: 9
Views: 3775

Well.... it's official. We quietly held you off as long as we could, but ended up slipping on a Cow Patty and have since been bumped to #20.

Congratulations from the good folks folding for SPCR. :wink:

Moooooo
by wooglin
Thu Mar 17, 2005 8:36 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help needed modifying the Silverstone TJ06 to fit DFI mobo
Replies: 13
Views: 4379

Hit the acrylic with a heat gun? Could you hand-form it after heating it up a wee bit?
by wooglin
Thu Mar 17, 2005 7:44 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Making 'complex' fan adapters: Excel sheet included..
Replies: 7
Views: 2635

Wow. Nicely done. :D
by wooglin
Wed Mar 16, 2005 11:05 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Screensaver-Wake causes CPU temp peak!
Replies: 8
Views: 2100

Is the screensaver a blank screen, or graphical?

Blank screen shouldn't cause a jump.

What are the chances that on screensaver it's running hot due to graphics, but the temp doesn't update until it wakes from slumber?