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by Kaizer
Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD5000AADS: where in the world is Caviar Sandiego?
Replies: 47
Views: 43945

Just installed this drive in my parent's new computer. 8600X3 on Fanless Ninja Rev B + Gigabyte 785G + Sonata 2 + Sparkle 400W w/120mm fan + 2 x Yate loon 120mm fans (<1000rpm). The AADS idles better than my old Samsung SP2014N but the seeks have a more pronounced clicking sound. I can't do any addi...
by Kaizer
Sat May 30, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How are Asus Dvd Writers[?]
Replies: 8
Views: 2235

I have an Asus DRW-1814BLT (the one with the Quiet Track technology) and it's a very quiet drive as long as it's mount is horizontally (if mounted vertically, the vibration it generates is unbearable). I've heard that the newer Asus drives aren't as quiet as the old DRW-1814BLT but they are still pr...
by Kaizer
Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:44 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Load of Thermalright stuff on sale at Anitec.ca
Replies: 2
Views: 2041

Load of Thermalright stuff on sale at Anitec.ca

This week's sale at Anitec has some pretty good deals on Thermalright coolers: Link: http://www.anitec.ca/sale/scream0810deals/ Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme Heat Pipe CPU Cooler: $58.95 http://www.anitec.ca/sale/scream0810deals/6070/ Thermalright V1 Ultra Heat Pipe Video Card Cooler: $19.95 http:/...
by Kaizer
Mon Aug 07, 2006 5:30 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Real Men Use Butterfly Heatsinks: Apack ZeroTherm BTF80&
Replies: 35
Views: 28648

Kudos to Devon C. for reviewing the Zerotherms. I was looking forward to a SPCR article on these heatsinks since my original post here http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=32896 I do have a question for Devon, are the fans actually capable of running at 750rpm? If so, at what voltage or ...
by Kaizer
Mon Jul 24, 2006 6:45 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best cooler for CoreDuo2 6300 in antec nsk2400 case?
Replies: 8
Views: 5340

Re: Best cooler for CoreDuo2 6300 in antec nsk2400 case?

Well what do you think. I know the ninja is too tall. How tall can I go and still fit the top on the case? Am I gonna be stuck with a zalman 7000 or 7700 at best? Or is there another better option? Perhaps a Thermalright SI-128 or the SI-128 with a LGA-775 bracket? SI-128: http://www.newegg.com/Pro...
by Kaizer
Mon Jul 24, 2006 6:16 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Apack Zerotherm
Replies: 3
Views: 2198

Apack Zerotherm

Frostytech has just reviewed two AM2 ready, tower-style heatsinks made by Apack. This Korean company produces heatsinks mainly for the OEM market but has also recently enter the end-user market. Links here: For the all copper version weighing at 678g. http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articl...
by Kaizer
Fri Mar 17, 2006 10:06 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Electrical efficiency of CPU processors
Replies: 1
Views: 1128

Electrical efficiency of CPU processors

I was wondering if anyone knows or can point me to any references relating to the calculation of a CPU's electrical efficiency. I am hoping to use this info on my energy engineering paper relating to the thermal losses of modern CPUs. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
by Kaizer
Tue Jan 03, 2006 10:17 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Defective Freezer 4?
Replies: 5
Views: 1714

Thank you all for the suggestions. Elixer, I tried loosening the motherboard screw and it slightly reduced the pitch of the hum. I think the mounting tray of my case is at fault. The tray lacks stiffness /structural support so its flexibility probably aggravated the vibration problem. Felger Carbon,...
by Kaizer
Tue Jan 03, 2006 12:24 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Defective Freezer 4?
Replies: 5
Views: 1714

Defective Freezer 4?

My Freezer 4 is very quiet when held in the air (and not touching anything) but once mounted, the hsf (at its stock speed of 2300 RPM) makes a very distinctive hum that can be heard several meters away even with the case doors closed. The pitch of the noise was higher than MikeC's recording (obtaine...
by Kaizer
Sat Dec 17, 2005 12:23 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Is the Freezer 4 good enough for a Celeron D 340 (S478)?
Replies: 1
Views: 818

Is the Freezer 4 good enough for a Celeron D 340 (S478)?

I am thinking about getting the Freezer 4 to cool the Celeron D 340 as my motherboard does not have any options to undervolt the CPU. Will it be sufficient at, say, 7-9 Volts? (I'd get the XP-90 but I know it's not going to fit in my case.)
by Kaizer
Wed Jul 20, 2005 10:00 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: nForce2 chipset - needs to be *very* cool for SPDIF to work?
Replies: 8
Views: 2868

A while ago, someone posted a link to a thermal imaging test performed by bigbruin.com on the A7N8x DLX Rev. 1.04. http://www.bigbruin.com/reviews/thermalimages/ The reviewer(s) did notice an extremely hot chip near the southbridge area http://www.bigbruin.com/reviews/thermalimages/imageview.php?fil...
by Kaizer
Thu Jun 30, 2005 9:49 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung P120 200GB SATA tested and ...............
Replies: 53
Views: 28593

my question exactly -- would i be better off with a sp2004c or is a p80 just as good? Accoustic wise, the 2004C does have a higher seek noise (and also a slightly higher pitch) than the older P80s. The older ones also don't have a head scraping noise that's present in the P120s. See here: http://fo...
by Kaizer
Thu Jun 30, 2005 9:06 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New Samsung drives officially posted. One is a 2.2 bel idle.
Replies: 89
Views: 45612

i will be picking up another 3.5" HD on saturday (tomorrow) so i'd like to quickly hear if anyone has experience with both a P80 and P120. i just want to know about the acoustics. 160GB will be sufficient and performance not important, so if the older P80 has the better acoustics i will probably ge...
by Kaizer
Sun Jun 26, 2005 9:53 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Nexus DiskTwin vs. CompUSA's version: machining difference?
Replies: 5
Views: 2302

If it doesn't fit, get a drill and make it fit. He could install the CompUSA's DiskTwin and suspend the entire setup using MikeC's method :D http://www.silentpcreview.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=8&page=1 If there's not enough room to fit the elastic ban...
by Kaizer
Sun Jun 26, 2005 9:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Nexus DiskTwin vs. CompUSA's version: machining difference?
Replies: 5
Views: 2302

Re: Woah...60 views and not one comment...yikes

Yeeps, post viewed sixty times, and not even a "it's your mutant case, you're screwed (pun intended)" reply? :shock: So, let us give this a <bump>. TIA -- -- Ocelot cat@eskimo.com Heh, you're not alone in this... just look at my post here :P http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=23145
by Kaizer
Sun Jun 26, 2005 9:30 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Nexus DiskTwin vs. CompUSA's version: machining difference?
Replies: 5
Views: 2302

Well the dimensions of the Nexus DiskTwin is available on EndPCNoise's website here:

http://www.endpcnoise.com/cgi-bin/e/dis ... minum.html.

Is this what you're looking for or do you need the dimensions of each component of the DiskTwin?
by Kaizer
Sat Jun 25, 2005 11:50 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Cheap PC Toys Round IDE Cables
Replies: 12
Views: 2749

Re: Cheap PC Toys Round IDE Cables

Is a $1 a cable to good to be true? Or, if I purchase these will I end up with slow data corruption that not even restoring a data backup would be a cure-all for? These cables will most likely be a hit or miss sort of thing. Here are some user reviews on similar products that I've seen on sale for ...
by Kaizer
Sat Jun 25, 2005 11:14 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Scratching sound from SP2014N after power off
Replies: 0
Views: 1651

Scratching sound from SP2014N after power off

UPDATE: June 30, 2005 Well I RMAed my SP2014N and the replacement had the same scraping noise after powering off the drive. It seems that this noise is also present in the 2004C with the same nidec motor ( as seen in the NCIX forum here ) So this may apply to all the new Samsung drives. I bought my ...
by Kaizer
Sun Jun 19, 2005 12:22 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time to quiet my Sonata
Replies: 14
Views: 3325

OK - just reset and it's a no-go on the undervolting. ASUS in their infinite wisdom won't let me lower it at all so I'm stuck at 1.65V. Have no fear :D , you CAN undervolt the A7N8X-E DLX by using either the nVidia System Utility or 8rdavcore ( http://www.hasw.net/8rdavcore/ ). Here's a post with d...
by Kaizer
Sun Jun 19, 2005 11:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Looking for the right HDD for an upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 1573

Thank you all for your comments, especially you Elixer. Another SP1614N it is :) ...
by Kaizer
Sat Jun 18, 2005 1:08 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Looking for the right HDD for an upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 1573

For fun, unplug your hard disk, turn the computer on and enjoy the silence 8) LOL, I actually DID that right after posting this thread :D ... Unfortunately, it seems that my SP1614N (JVC motor) is starting to whine noticably even though it's less than a year old. Sigh... looks like I'll be buying a...
by Kaizer
Fri Jun 17, 2005 8:46 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Looking for the right HDD for an upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 1573

Looking for the right HDD for an upgrade

I am currently running a (very whiny) WD 800JB as my OS HDD and a Samsung SP1614N as my storage HDD. The noise from the 800JB is overpowering everything else in my case, so I am considering replace it with something quieter (using the SP1614N alone doesn't seemed to be viable as I am rapidly filling...
by Kaizer
Fri Feb 25, 2005 8:07 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervoltable Motherboards: ADD to the list!!
Replies: 313
Views: 342945

Im confused. I see comments about asus mobo's only being able to increase voltage. I have the Asus a7n8x-e deluxe (nf2 ultra 400 chipset). It came with a nvidia utility (called nvidia system utility) that lets me change the fsb or change the voltage in windows xp. It is set at 1.65v for my barton 3...
by Kaizer
Fri Feb 25, 2005 7:51 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: nForce2 C0/C1/C2 Cooling Patch
Replies: 6
Views: 1697

Hi All, I've been using this cooling patch for about 5 months and it is very effectively in lowering your CPU's idle and light load temperatures. I am currently running a non-mobile Barton 2500+ on an A7N8X-E DLX coupled with a Low speed 80mm Sunon Maglev on a lapped ALX-800 (the TIM is AS Ceramique...
by Kaizer
Sun Feb 13, 2005 1:37 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Synching PSU and rear case fans?
Replies: 4
Views: 1203

I think he's talking about synchronizing the speed of the rear case fans with that of the psu fan(s) so the two units don't work against each other. This can be a pretty big issue if your rear case fans are pulling more air out of the case than your psu exhaust fan(s) - there is a tendency for the h...
by Kaizer
Sun Dec 05, 2004 12:35 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Undervolting the A7N8X-E DLX w/ nVidia System Utility
Replies: 6
Views: 5793

any idea if this will work on the standard A7N8X? I'd like to try it! Probably not, as the standard A7N8X is not fully supported by the NVSU. You have to blame nVidia for making a utility that only works on a handful of mobos based on its NF2 chipset. ugh.... :x Any idea if this or 8rdavcore could ...
by Kaizer
Sat Nov 27, 2004 1:01 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Undervolting the A7N8X-E DLX w/ nVidia System Utility
Replies: 6
Views: 5793

Undervolting the A7N8X-E DLX w/ nVidia System Utility

I am not sure if this has been posted or not but you CAN undervolt the A7N8X-E DLX with the nVidia System Utility (NVSU). A few notices... I am not certain if this will work with the non-E A7N8X DLX as the nVidia System Utility does not fully support this mobo. This procedure only works with the nVi...
by Kaizer
Thu Sep 16, 2004 7:40 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Magnetic rotor for case fans... Interesting
Replies: 40
Views: 21502

Hi All, I have several 80x25mm Sunon Maglev (the low speed version KDE1208PTV3) and I've tried them both as case fans & CPU fans. At 12 volts, these fans are somewhat noisy but the pitch of the sound (from the motor) is quite low and a large portion of the noise is actually the "whooshing" sound of ...