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by ez2remember
Sun Aug 05, 2007 6:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Looking for a quiet USB fan
Replies: 2
Views: 1729

Nice suggestion.

You got any idea what type of fan I should use? I don't want it to be too big. 8cm max probably but 6cm would be better. I need it to blow quite a bit of air so what fan will reliably start at 5v yet push out enough air. It doesn't have to be very quiet.
by ez2remember
Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Looking for a quiet USB fan
Replies: 2
Views: 1729

Looking for a quiet USB fan

Hello all, its been a while since I last posted. I'm looking for a quiet USB fan. I've tried a few but they were all very noisy... I think the problem is its small dimensions and the cheapy soft material used for its blade to avoid giving you a nice shave. :lol: Anyone found one or know of one that ...
by ez2remember
Sun Apr 02, 2006 11:58 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: ASUS V6VA should be quiet by SPCR standards
Replies: 4
Views: 5927

Just an update about the noise. I done further noise testing and the fan is extremely quiet in low mode. You don't even notice its on... I usually stick my fingers near the vents to know its actually on (can feel the heat). Maybe the idle noise of the Hitachi drive is drowning out the sound of the f...
by ez2remember
Sat Apr 01, 2006 1:37 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: ASUS V6VA should be quiet by SPCR standards
Replies: 4
Views: 5927

I didn't try it out before I bought it... I know, I know I should of done especially where noise is concerned but then again when you check it in shops its almost impossible to tell if its quiet because the ambient noise is quite loud so it wouldn't of been much use. I mainly bought it because of th...
by ez2remember
Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:19 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: ASUS V6VA should be quiet by SPCR standards
Replies: 4
Views: 5927

ASUS V6VA should be quiet by SPCR standards

Hello all, I haven't posted here for ages mainly because I use a notebook and there isn't much you can do to quiet a notebook... Its best to find a quiet one to start with. :D I no longer have a desktop machine because of the resulting "SPCR sydrome" where it was never quiet enough, and tweaking for...
by ez2remember
Wed May 26, 2004 4:07 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I can't understand why people stick to blowing CPU fans!!!
Replies: 89
Views: 32340

Here is what I think. Most heatsinks are designed for blowing, if it was designed for sucking it would work as effectively. Blowing air downwards onto a HS causes air to be recirculated and this reduces efficiency. If you have a back exhaust fan which is most likely the case, some of that recirculat...
by ez2remember
Sat May 08, 2004 6:43 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: anyone tried Vantec PSU Vibration Dampener
Replies: 6
Views: 2380

I use the fan version to great effect on a thermalright SLK900, it greatly reduces vibrational noise... As for the PSU version it really depends if your PSU(+fan) causes enough vibrations to hear the difference. If the fan in your PSU has very little vibrations because of the quality and/or is spinn...
by ez2remember
Sun Apr 18, 2004 11:20 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: The quietest HDD between....
Replies: 17
Views: 5361

Thanks for the instant response.

I'll check it out because I feel on transfers its quicker than my DM+9 drive.
by ez2remember
Sun Apr 18, 2004 11:13 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: The quietest HDD between....
Replies: 17
Views: 5361

I have an IBM Travelstar 5k80 40GB drive (5400rpm, 8mb) and its super quiet. I would say from past listening it's a tad quieter than a Barracuda IV... It was way back though when I have played around with a Cuda IV. Compared to my DM+9 there is no match. It's quoted by IBM to be 2.1Bels idle and 2.6...
by ez2remember
Wed Apr 14, 2004 10:03 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Is it safe to run the PSU fan at 5volt?
Replies: 22
Views: 5603

ez2remember, 2 things: -why is your psu outside the case? -I think you shoud connect a wire from the psu to the computer case, the groung plug is connected to the psu only and even though the psu has the "0v wire" it should be safer the way I told you (in case of a shotcut or something like that......
by ez2remember
Mon Apr 12, 2004 7:45 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Is it safe to run the PSU fan at 5volt?
Replies: 22
Views: 5603

The biggest danger is that is can easilly fall down and hit your foot with a sharp corner. Perhaps the wires going into the computer is short enough to stop the fall, but then the yank in those cables is not what you really want. Hee hee, actually my PSU is stuck on with velcro. If you look at the ...
by ez2remember
Mon Apr 12, 2004 5:40 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Is it safe to run the PSU fan at 5volt?
Replies: 22
Views: 5603

http://www.btinternet.com/~mail2minh/PICT0066.JPG http://www.btinternet.com/~mail2minh/PICT0067.JPG I have the same Chieftec 360W PSU running with a Panaflo 80 L1a @ 5v. The fan is mounted outside of the PSU and has been reversed. The fan is no longer tight against the internal components of the PS...
by ez2remember
Wed Apr 07, 2004 10:34 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Zalman Fans
Replies: 15
Views: 4715

I'll second Wumpus on that one. The half dozen 92mm Zalman fans that I've gotten with their Flower heatsinks have all been awful. According to our SPCR reviewers, the Zalmau AlCu has "modest noise" and is listed second best. http://www.silentpcreview.com/article30-page1.html . I use one and I am ve...
by ez2remember
Sun Mar 21, 2004 12:48 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: does a p4 1.8A need undervolting to cool silently ?
Replies: 12
Views: 3459

Intel HSF is reasonably quiet at 5v and performs pretty well at this voltage. Check the old HS review and see how it compares. It is still a little whiny but I doubt you notice this noise in your system. Attach a Zalman fanmate to it and turn it down all the way down. It's thermally controlled but i...
by ez2remember
Thu Mar 11, 2004 11:35 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Transform a Radeon 9500 to 9700 & 9800SE to 9800/9800 Pr
Replies: 2
Views: 1477

Transform a Radeon 9500 to 9700 & 9800SE to 9800/9800 Pr

Yes its absolutely true you can turn your Radeon 9500 into a 9700 and Radeon 9800SE into a 9800/9800 Pro! (depending on its original clock speed) :shock: Apparently the 9500 and 9800SE is the same card as its bigger brother but with 4 pipelines disabled and running at 128bits memory bandwidth instea...
by ez2remember
Sat Dec 13, 2003 3:55 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Any experience with DiamondMaxPlus 16 as a quiet drive?
Replies: 6
Views: 2722

gksam wrote: I'll experiment with suspension and see what I can do -- since the 5 1/4" bays are all empty... and.. I don't mind removing the drive cage if need be.
Certainly do that, with 4x Cuda IV, I'm not suprised it makes a bit of noise. Decoupling with suspension will make a big difference...
by ez2remember
Thu Dec 11, 2003 2:42 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung SP1614C - 160GB SATA - Dead
Replies: 20
Views: 6106

the hd is being rma'd and i think i might buy another one to run raid 0 (backup) what a nightmare this is! Seal Have you told Samsung how important this data is to you and whether it's possible for them to recover the data? Like hstink suggested, it may be possible for SAMSUNG to do the platter rep...
by ez2remember
Thu Dec 11, 2003 9:24 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Who is digiX?
Replies: 40
Views: 52307

I have my suspicians too about digitX. IMHO, digitX = digitalX = SilenX All sounds too familiar… He tries to play down other PSU such as the Seasonic and promotes SilenX units. Look at the evidence below and judge for yourself... This might be a little off... which brand of fridge is the quietest. M...
by ez2remember
Tue Dec 09, 2003 5:53 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: I modified my refrigerator to cool my PC!!!
Replies: 33
Views: 11381

ABAQUS, well done! Smart cookie! 8) You've done a great job and no you're not cheating. There are really no rules that govern how you go about quieting a system. Generally speaking we don't want to go over ~30dBA @ 1 meter (that is the only rule). Anything above this threshold is not classed as quie...
by ez2remember
Mon Dec 08, 2003 3:15 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Another fanless CPU setup
Replies: 25
Views: 14646

I think some of the real smart thinking with his solution was the controll of the airflow. A normal fan on a CPU heatsink stirs air around in the case producing lots of strange airflow. With his setup he has rather good controll over the airflow, so he is not reusing any air. He probably had to wor...
by ez2remember
Fri Dec 05, 2003 8:56 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 7000A-ALCU vs. SLK-800U
Replies: 11
Views: 2894

Re: 7000A-ALCU vs. SLK-800U

This is for a XP1700 @ 2.2ghz on an Asus A7N8X-X So which would cool better and which would be quieter? From Ralf's HS review (a very nice roundup of all the heavy weights) I would wait and go with the Zalman. It performs better than the SLK900... Update: Here's the roundup Since you overclock... 1...
by ez2remember
Wed Dec 03, 2003 11:38 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: How is this possible?
Replies: 14
Views: 2542

JVM wrote:
silvervarg wrote:Have you tried turning the CPU fan so it will suck instead of blow?
With your setup it might give you a good airflow path.
Hey, this is a family site, can you watch your language? :lol:
lmao :lol: Good one JVM...
by ez2remember
Wed Dec 03, 2003 11:21 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: How is this possible?
Replies: 14
Views: 2542

Yeah, it does sound a little strange, but what sounds even stranger is your 16c ambient. Don't you find that a bit cold to live in? :) Maybe you have answered your own mystery. Your HSF no longer tips the fine balance of airflow. When you set the fan at a lower voltage, it could be pulling the natur...
by ez2remember
Wed Dec 03, 2003 3:54 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Quiet monitor recommendations
Replies: 49
Views: 13409

Once you try LCD you will never go back to CRT. I second that! Now with many LCD panels offering <=16ms response times, I see no reason for using CRTs. Extremely smooth for video and games... LCDs are razor sharp... Just decrease the font to size ~5-6pt and see if you can read the text on a CRT. I ...
by ez2remember
Wed Dec 03, 2003 1:03 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Pentium 4 Extreme Edition, expensive!
Replies: 31
Views: 7619

Yeah, I think that's why it's called the 'extreme edition', extreme on the price that is. :lol: :lol:
by ez2remember
Wed Dec 03, 2003 1:00 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Low profile hsf for Tualatin
Replies: 10
Views: 2564

~35+ watt should not be that hard too cool. The heatspreader does not help, but still ~35w is not a lot. You can cool 60+ watt cpu with a fan @5v with the best HS.
by ez2remember
Tue Dec 02, 2003 5:50 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooling Transmeta 1GigaPro?
Replies: 2
Views: 1211

Re: Cooling Transmeta 1GigaPro?

Reachable wrote:I'm also wondering if anyone knows how the performance of this processor would compare with a C3 Nehemiah.
It's pretty much on par with the VIA C3 1ghz Nehemiah, maybe a little less... It's approximately the same performance you get from a Celeron@ ~600Mhz +/-50.
by ez2remember
Tue Dec 02, 2003 3:42 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Interesting temps and flows
Replies: 3
Views: 1200

I generally don't trust case temp sensors because it doesn’t tell you how warm the air is inside your case. Put a probe inside the case and you get completely different reading. What it does tell you is the temp wherever the sensor is located. This is more or less useless for any kind of purpose. A ...
by ez2remember
Tue Dec 02, 2003 3:13 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Free CD Operating System: No Hard Disk Required
Replies: 4
Views: 1725

Free CD Operating System: No Hard Disk Required

QUOTE: "Mandrake betas portable Linux [Computer Shopper] 16:56 Mandrake is to sell a version of its GNU/Linux operating system which runs entirely off a CD. Indeed the boxed edition includes a USB memory stick on which you can store your files and configuration settings - and all for €69.90 (about £...