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by AlexHu
Wed Jan 28, 2004 7:13 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: numano3's new Fanless Celeron 2.4G
Replies: 1
Views: 1340

numano3's new Fanless Celeron 2.4G

After 2 fanless PC for himself, he made another one for his daughter!

http://www.geocities.jp/numano3/index.html
by AlexHu
Thu Jan 22, 2004 10:15 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Newbie Silences Sonata...Lessons Learned
Replies: 7
Views: 3710

Re: Newbie Silences Sonata...Lessons Learned

4. I can now hear my HSF even @45%, so I backed it down to 37%. At 37% a whirr from the HSF is just noticeable. I installed a Zalman Fanmate and turn it way down to 1500 rpm at CPU idle, and the mb fan control will spin it up when busy. Of course, I will turn out the rpm manually if I encode a divx...
by AlexHu
Sat Jan 10, 2004 10:54 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: DIY...Quiet Form Factor Setup.
Replies: 6
Views: 9313

I had a slot 1 P2 at 450Mhz, took off the CPU heatsink fan, and 7V the PSU fan with the PSU inside the case. So I don't think it is necessary to move the PSU outside the case.

I do have another 5V fan blowing at the HD to keep my most valuable asset running.
by AlexHu
Sat Jan 10, 2004 8:48 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New fanless Antec 350W PSU
Replies: 35
Views: 12665

Ralf Hutter wrote:What Bluefront is getting at, and what bothers me about this too is that this fanless Antec PSU is mounted entirely within the case and will be dumping ALL it's heat output into the case, acting as a case heater.
If it has long enough cables, we could put the PSU outside the case.
by AlexHu
Fri Jan 09, 2004 10:33 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: P4 or Athlon 64? - ordering soon!
Replies: 30
Views: 9972

Re: P4 or Athlon 64? - ordering soon!

Athlon64: Albatron K8X800 Pro II (Undervolts, no north bridge fan) 3000+/512k or 3200+/1mb I got the A64 3000+ and very happy with it. I use MSI K8T NEO since it supports the cool'n' quiet feature. For normal application, the A64 run at 800MHz and consume only 35W. My fan is currently spinning at 3...
by AlexHu
Tue Jun 03, 2003 7:55 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Pentium 4M mini-itx dream plateform ???
Replies: 13
Views: 15322

Re: Pentium 4M mini-itx dream plateform ???

But where to get thoose peaces of hardware ? :( Is it possible to by this motherboard somewhere ? Is it possible to by a pentium 4M alone somewhere ? What do you think of this :?: Based on that link, Commel seems to do OEM only so it is unlikely that we can find it anywhere. But if you find one, pl...
by AlexHu
Fri May 30, 2003 5:30 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Mobile Pentium 4M in a normal motherboard?
Replies: 15
Views: 16124

Ralf Hutter wrote:One thing everyone should keep in mind about running a mobile P4 at 1.2Ghz
That is bad. Looks like we may have to go for a Centrino notebook, or wait forever for someone to make a Centrino motherboard :(

Thank you.
by AlexHu
Thu May 29, 2003 5:53 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Mobile Pentium 4M in a normal motherboard?
Replies: 15
Views: 16124

Similiar wattage? No way! The VIA cpus are around 15w last I heard... Intel Pentium-M (Banias) at 1.1G is 12W according to Processor Electrical Specifications if we compare the C3 at similar speed. Faster Banias are not bad either: 1.3G & 1.4G at 22W, 1.5G & 1.6G at 24.5W! I say those are pretty go...
by AlexHu
Thu May 29, 2003 5:45 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Mobile Pentium 4M in a normal motherboard?
Replies: 15
Views: 16124

From what I've read on forums.anandtech.com in the CPU forum, the P4M will drop right into to any s478 p4 board.. Thanks for the links. One of them has a note that say "default voltage is 1.3v". I guess that means we should select a undervoltable motherboard to get the lowest temp. Perhaps somethin...
by AlexHu
Thu May 29, 2003 7:28 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Mobile Pentium 4M in a normal motherboard?
Replies: 15
Views: 16124

Mobile Pentium 4M in a normal motherboard?

Is the Mobile Pentium 4M drop-in compatible with mainstream Pentium 4 motherboard? Looking at the Processor Electrical Specifications , the mP4M-2.4 is only 46.6W. Would be sweet if we can just drop one of those into a normal motherboard! mini-itx.com recently reported Commell Systems Corporation in...
by AlexHu
Mon Apr 21, 2003 10:48 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Most efficient/silent way to cool hard drives (air cooling)
Replies: 36
Views: 12318

I am thinking sticking 1 or 2 heatsink ($10 each) like this:

http://www.meci.com/default.asp?feature ... ode=Search

I currently use a Panaflo at 5V to blow air at it and it stays blow 40C.
by AlexHu
Sun Apr 20, 2003 12:00 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Silencing a TiVo
Replies: 7
Views: 2978

The last thing I did, a few days ago, being so noise/sound obssesed, I still could faintly hear the drive seeks. So I unscrewed the drive from the chassis and just placed it on 2 strips of closed cell neoprene foam (one one each side), the kind that is used for around doors. The drive is in the exa...
by AlexHu
Fri Jan 31, 2003 8:44 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Silencing a Tivo/DishPVR with gel pad
Replies: 0
Views: 1489

Silencing a Tivo/DishPVR with gel pad

Just got a Tivo like PVR from DishNetwork for an extra $5 a month. Pretty good deal. However, it is so noisy that my PC is quieter than it. The noise come from resonance since the PVR is put in a built-in cabinet. If I pick up the unit, the noise dramatically decreased. Tried to put some soft foam u...
by AlexHu
Sun Jan 26, 2003 9:40 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Fanless P4 3.06G
Replies: 18
Views: 6626

Fanless P4 3.06G

Numano3 is at it again. This time, he did a fanless P4 at 3.06G !

http://www.geocities.jp/numano3/index.html
by AlexHu
Fri Jan 17, 2003 8:33 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Fanless PII and noisy hdd
Replies: 5
Views: 2980

Re: Fanless PII and noisy hdd

I think I'll change the old fan in the power supply to a new shiny Papst 80mm. I had a $20 Papst at 7V but got the same clicking sound as other experienced. I currently have a Panaflo L1A at 7V on my PSU and it is quiet enough. Check out the Hot Deals forum since you can find a Panaflo L1A at $3.19...
by AlexHu
Mon Jan 06, 2003 6:32 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Isolating stuff with foam
Replies: 10
Views: 6239

Re: Isolating stuff with foam

tm wrote:Any thoughts? Is this a useless waste of time? Is this something only for the truly obsessive? Has anyone actually bothered to do this? :)
I did just that, with the window foam strip. It seems to remove a little bit of vibration. Not much, but I FEEL better with the strip that.
by AlexHu
Sat Jan 04, 2003 9:00 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Underclocking --> No fan?
Replies: 5
Views: 3970

Don't you have ANY fan on either CPU or PSU? What watt is your PSU on? and how is your heatsink built on your CPU? Got 2 Panaflo fans on my system: - 7V fan on the 150W power supply (came with PC) - 5V fan on the Seagate Barracuda IV (DTemp currently reports 38C, room temperature at 26C) The heatsi...
by AlexHu
Fri Jan 03, 2003 8:42 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: who has a fanless cpu?
Replies: 17
Views: 9421

Got a slot 1 Pentium II 450Mhz running fanless with the retail heatsink for a year now 24/7 without problem.

The PSU fan is 7V. Have another 5V fan blowing my 80G Barracuda IV, which is placed on soft form at the bottom of the case.

I can only hear it at the middle of the night.
by AlexHu
Fri Jan 03, 2003 8:36 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Underclocking --> No fan?
Replies: 5
Views: 3970

I have a slot 1 Pentium II 450Mhz. I took out the noisy fan a year ago and the 7V the power supply fan. The PC has been running like this for a year now without problem. So try stopping the fan for a few minutes and check the temp on the heatsink. If it don't burn your finger, then perhaps you can j...
by AlexHu
Mon Dec 16, 2002 11:45 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 476
Views: 639022

Try Korean Flexis who specializes in elastic roll-up keyboards. The fxCUBE-USB type keyboard is compatible with PC.

http://www.flexis.co.kr/web/pd.htm
by AlexHu
Tue Nov 19, 2002 10:47 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Notebook-style power supply?
Replies: 2
Views: 2512

I wonder if multiple PSU can be used to build a higher performance system.

For example, can we build a silent system that require 165W if we use 3 of these 55W PSU?
by AlexHu
Mon Aug 12, 2002 2:32 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: What heatsink/pipe is this?
Replies: 6
Views: 5294

In the second page of this review, there is a heatsink with a heatpipe. <BR> <BR><!-- BBCode Start --><A HREF="http://www.legionhardware.com/html/doc.php?id=173" TARGET="_blank">Legion Hardware's Shuttle SS40G Review</A><!-- BBCode End --> <BR> <BR>Does anyone know who make it and where to buy one s...
by AlexHu
Mon Aug 12, 2002 2:32 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: What heatsink/pipe is this?
Replies: 6
Views: 5294

AMD World posted their review too <br> <br><!-- BBCode Start --><A HREF="http://www.amdworld.co.uk/ss402.htm" TARGET="_blank">Shuttle SS40 Barebone AMD System</A><!-- BBCode End --> <br> <br>Page 3 has more photos on the heatsink. Look like the 80mm fan is pulling from the heatsink attached to the C...
by AlexHu
Mon Aug 12, 2002 2:32 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: What heatsink/pipe is this?
Replies: 6
Views: 5294

The heatpipe seems to be a custom design one from TaiSol
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<br><!-- BBCode Start --><A HREF="http://www.taisol.com/custom.html" TARGET="_blank">TaiSol Electronics: Custom Designs</A><!-- BBCode End -->
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by AlexHu
Mon Aug 12, 2002 2:32 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: putting pc in another room
Replies: 26
Views: 16275

You can also try
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by AlexHu
Mon Aug 12, 2002 2:32 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: puter in a fridge
Replies: 7
Views: 5928

I believe the main problem is condensation, i.e. everytime you open up the fridge to insert a CD, you introduce moisture to the whole system. <IMG SRC="modules/phpBB_14/images/smiles/icon_confused.gif"> <br> <br> <br>Check out the following link: <br> <br><!-- BBCode Start --><A HREF="http://www.ove...