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by LH
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Kotetsu with washers cause high temps on i5-8400
Replies: 8
Views: 4083

Re: Kotetsu with washers cause high temps on i5-8400

I would have preferred a 400W or even a 350W PSU to run this computer at higher efficiency on the PSU, but that might also make its fan run at a higher RPM since the PSU would run at a "higher" load. This computer just needs the hard-wired mains and CPU cables (no discrete graphics card or SATA driv...
by LH
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Kotetsu with washers cause high temps on i5-8400
Replies: 8
Views: 4083

Re: Kotetsu with washers cause high temps on i5-8400

Thanks for the feedback! I re-mounted the Kotetsu without the 1151 spacers. I cleaned the Kotetsu and the CPU using Arctic Silver ArctiClean. Like before, I used Arctic Silver 5 and "tinted" both the Kotetsu and the CPU prior to adding a vertical line of thermal paste per Arctic Silver instructions....
by LH
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Kotetsu with washers cause high temps on i5-8400
Replies: 8
Views: 4083

Kotetsu with washers cause high temps on i5-8400

I just installed a Scythe Kotetsu on an Intel Core i5-8400 in an Asus ROG Strix H360-I Gaming motherboard. I used the 1151 spacers and could still twist/rotate the Kotetsu even after fully-tightening the mounting screws. I am thinking about reinstalling the Kotetsu without the 1151 spacers, but I am...
by LH
Sun Sep 04, 2005 10:50 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: nForce4 motherboards with stock passive northbridge cooling
Replies: 8
Views: 3656

I have the Abit An8-Ultra. My first AMD system. It's a good board though there is a bit of a mess with the latest nForce4 drivers and the BIOS, I think this is an issue all the way around with nForce4. The Asus Ultra board has to have the latest driver update before the BIOS flash as well. The othe...
by LH
Mon Jul 18, 2005 10:25 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Question about Gigabyte GV-NX66128DP and PCI card order
Replies: 2
Views: 1187

In that config, the video and audio will probably share the same IRQ. Some people try and avoid this. Thanks for the info. So what, if anything, can I do to avoid this situation? I still have to plug in the cards into two of the three PCI slots. Also, I forgot to mention that I'm planning on subscr...
by LH
Mon Jul 18, 2005 10:03 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Anyone use the ViewSonic VP191b?
Replies: 5
Views: 2172

Flexo, thanks for that link. I haven't had a chance to read through it yet, but I'm looking forward to doing so. Pilot, thanks for the info about your VP191b. Glad to know there's no problems with the integrated power supply. kesv, thanks for the replies. I'd love to personally check out the VP191b ...
by LH
Sun Jul 17, 2005 10:21 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Anyone use the ViewSonic VP191b?
Replies: 5
Views: 2172

Anyone use the ViewSonic VP191b?

I've narrowed down my choices for a 19" LCD monitor to the ViewSonic VP191b (latest version) and the Samsung 193P+-Silver. Since the availability of Samsung seems to be rather scarce and its price is around $600, I'm just about set to buy the ViewSonic. Newegg listed it at $425 a couple of weeks ago...
by LH
Sun Jul 17, 2005 10:11 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12-380 clicking... nexus fan swap?
Replies: 5
Views: 1918

So the new version is quieter? It was never quite clear... I counted 7 blades on my PSU fan, I don't know if that is the new or the old version. I believe the Adda fan is supposed to be a tad noisier, but overall it isn't supposed to be that noticable noise-wise. As far as determining what fan your...
by LH
Sun Jul 17, 2005 9:27 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12-380 clicking... nexus fan swap?
Replies: 5
Views: 1918

My S12-430 (with Yate Loon D12SM-12) clicks/ticks as well. I got mine from Best Byte just before they got the revised S12 in stock. I didn't know it was the older version, but I reasoned that it'd be okay if it was, because if it malfunctioned, I could always RMA it and get the revised S12. Right no...
by LH
Sun Jul 17, 2005 9:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Question about Gigabyte GV-NX66128DP and PCI card order
Replies: 2
Views: 1187

Question about Gigabyte GV-NX66128DP and PCI card order

I'm building my first system and I'm awaiting delivery of an Abit AN8 Ultra motherboard, Thermalright XP-120 heatsink with Nexus D12SL-12 fan, Gigabyte GV-NX66128DP graphics card, Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-150 TV card, and Audiotrak Prodigy 7.1 LT audio card to go in my Antec SLK3000B case. I believe the ...
by LH
Sat Jul 16, 2005 10:01 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 6600, X700, or X700 Pro graphics card?
Replies: 14
Views: 4091

I decided to go for a Gigabyte GV-NX66128DP, as I was turned off by the extra Molex power connector of the passive XFX 6600 256MB and I figured I don't really need dual DVI or 256MB of graphics-card RAM anyway. I was seriously tempted by the Gigabyte GV-RX80256D , since it is now only $169 after a $...
by LH
Mon Jul 11, 2005 10:47 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 6600, X700, or X700 Pro graphics card?
Replies: 14
Views: 4091

After reading through another forum, it seems both PowerColor and XFX have bad reputations, so now I don't know what to do. :( Hey LH - could you elaborate a little further regarding the kinds of problems reported, or perhaps what the other forum is you found the info in? Tnx. Sure. The forum I was...
by LH
Mon Jul 11, 2005 10:13 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is there such a thing as a SATA II cable?
Replies: 19
Views: 4613

the_e_dean wrote:I have a hitachi 160GB SATAII Hard drive and according to HDTach it peaks at 220 MB/s and it is 7200RPM

Dean
Interesting... :)

Are you getting that high a data transfer using a typical SATA/150 cable?
by LH
Mon Jul 11, 2005 10:10 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is there such a thing as a SATA II cable?
Replies: 19
Views: 4613

Yes, but how do you break a cable? Unless, you pull on the wire itself and not the plug, I see no reason to pay money for any kind of premium SATA cable. I may be wrong, but I think it's more an issue of the connectors becoming loose rather than the cable breaking. I've no firsthand experience with...
by LH
Mon Jul 11, 2005 10:04 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is there such a thing as a SATA II cable?
Replies: 19
Views: 4613

LH, you might want to reconsider buying an SATAII hard drive. 1) There is no added performance benefit, a 7200RPM drive tops out at about 70MB/s, far below SATA I's 150MB/s limit. 2) SATA II hard drives are more expensive for nothing extra 3) Some of the "features" (like NCQ) can actually reduce pe...
by LH
Sun Jul 10, 2005 10:55 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 6600, X700, or X700 Pro graphics card?
Replies: 14
Views: 4091

Thanks for the advice! I was thinking if I wanted more graphics "power", I'd bypass the 6600GT and get either the 6800 or the X800. However, I don't think the 6800 comes passively-cooled (in a PCI-Express version) and the Gigabyte passively-cooled X800 is about $230. But I don't think I need that po...
by LH
Sun Jul 10, 2005 10:30 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is there such a thing as a SATA II cable?
Replies: 19
Views: 4613

Thanks for all the replies! If I end up going with the WD2500KS, I'll definitely use the WD SecureConnect cable. However, judging from some reviews of the WD2500KS, it seems that drive is just "average" and is a bit overpriced. It's supposed to be quiet, but I'm kind of scared of the whine some repo...
by LH
Sun Jul 10, 2005 2:46 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 6600, X700, or X700 Pro graphics card?
Replies: 14
Views: 4091

6600, X700, or X700 Pro graphics card?

I'm shopping for a new mainstream graphics card, and I'm considering the 6600, X700, and X700 Pro. I know the 6600 GT beats all of those three, but I don't want to spend $200 and don't want its extra heat. Since I'm not a gamer, I figure I can get by with a sub-6600GT card. I will be using a Hauppau...
by LH
Sun Jul 10, 2005 2:25 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is there such a thing as a SATA II cable?
Replies: 19
Views: 4613

Is there such a thing as a SATA II cable?

I'm going to buy a Samsung or Western Digital SATA II hard drive. (I'm waiting for SPCR reviews on the SP2004C/SP2504C and WD2500KS drives :)). Since these are SATA II drives, do I need a SATA II cable (if there is even such a thing) or do I use a SATA/150 cable? I believe Western Digital recommends...
by LH
Sun Jun 26, 2005 12:17 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The Nexus 120mm fan corner cutting guide...
Replies: 64
Views: 164398

When using the saw-and-crush technique, you really only need to crush the tubes on the two "thick" corners. For the two "thin" corners, you can just grip the tube firmly and then bend it down, using a motion similar to snapping a twig. This will snap off the tube cleanly and leave clearance all arou...
by LH
Sat Jun 25, 2005 11:27 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: MOUSE whine?!
Replies: 40
Views: 25952

Besides the whine, the clicks of the MX518 sound louder and sharper than any mouse I've used previously. Anyway, I found a page that talks about the whine in detail: http://jdc.parodius.com/logitech/ I'm planning on buying an IntelliMouse Explorer 4.0. I briefly tried it out at a store and I really ...
by LH
Tue Jun 21, 2005 10:14 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: MOUSE whine?!
Replies: 40
Views: 25952

My brand-new Logitech MX518 mouse has a high-pitched whine. I can hear it distinctly if I move my head close to the mouse. At arm's distance, I can still hear it faintly... :(
by LH
Sun Jun 19, 2005 9:31 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for rubber/vibration damping case feet
Replies: 8
Views: 2999

Thanks for the reply, Ralf! :D I'd think the more cushioning material, the better, so I think I'll follow your recommendation for the 8215K12. I just hope I don't end up with a "swaying" case as described in http://www.ripnet-uk.com/reviews/misc/quietfeet/quietfeet2.shtml . Either that or my system ...
by LH
Sun Jun 19, 2005 5:48 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for rubber/vibration damping case feet
Replies: 8
Views: 2999

Since I'm going to buy some stuff from McMaster-Carr, I'm thinking about trying out a set of their "Adhesive-Backed Load-Rated Soft Bumpers" (the last item on http://www.mcmaster.com/nav/enter.asp?pagenum=3474 ). They seem similar to QuietFeet from QuietPC. Out of the 8215K6, 8215K11, 8215K3, 8215K7...
by LH
Sat Jan 29, 2005 12:03 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Elastomer Fan Mount Grommits - A Group Buy
Replies: 47
Views: 16150

Thanks for the info, Ralf. :)

I should have used more/different search words other than "grommets" and "performance"...
by LH
Sat Jan 29, 2005 11:41 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Antec Tricool 120 & 92 mm fans - are they good enough?
Replies: 3
Views: 1789

Pages 3 and 4 of the SLK3000B review talk about the Tri-Cool 120mm fan, but that version is black, not clear. However, I think it should give you a general idea of the clear Tri-Cool.
by LH
Sat Jan 29, 2005 12:02 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Elastomer Fan Mount Grommits - A Group Buy
Replies: 47
Views: 16150

...The EAR model we're looking for is the F-344, and is part #5801k6 at McMaster-Carr website. I talked to the guys at EAR & this is what they recommended. As for HDD Mounnts, the guys recommended the G-410 for silence, and the G-411 for HD performance... although they both will have similar result...
by LH
Sun Jan 23, 2005 12:08 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Need a new floppy drive
Replies: 39
Views: 15938

Or get the Sony... ...yes, but which one? :wink: :lol: Heresay maybe but I think Ralph has tried both, I recall during the last floppy debate that he recommended buying the Sony which also sported removeable face plates. Seeing he also gave you the link with the regular OEM, I'm guessing they both ...
by LH
Fri Jan 21, 2005 11:43 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Need a new floppy drive
Replies: 39
Views: 15938

limee wrote:Or get the Sony...
...yes, but which one? :wink: :lol:
by LH
Tue Jan 18, 2005 10:50 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Need a new floppy drive
Replies: 39
Views: 15938

My Samsung floppy is pretty quiet... Make sure it's got a Nidec motor in it though... :lol: :lol: Actually, I'm going to buy a Samsung 160GB SATA (which I'm hoping will be a Nidec) and a Samsung 710N LCD. Since I'm not going for a Samsung DVD writer, I could still complete the trifecta by getting t...