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by cansan
Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Data on upside down heatpipe performance
Replies: 16
Views: 7329

Re: Data on upside down heatpipe performance

The discussion has got me even more curious to find out how much the difference is in real life.

So, I will be testing that as soon as my case is done and my hardware is in. (Which will be a couple of weeks, I think...)

I will post the results as soon as I have something.
by cansan
Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Data on upside down heatpipe performance
Replies: 16
Views: 7329

Re: Data on upside down heatpipe performance

Thanks for the great article! It seems that the performance is highly dependent on the type of wick used. But even for the metal powder type, which is best able to work against gravity, the difference is pretty massive, especially with increasing heat loads. (Figure 10 in the article.) For the groov...
by cansan
Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Data on upside down heatpipe performance
Replies: 16
Views: 7329

Data on upside down heatpipe performance

I am planning to scratch build an HTPC to replace my ASUS Pundit. My initial thinking was to have the motherboard mounted to the top of the case, have the CPU heatsink pulling air through a large open grill at the bottom of the case and exhaust out a grill at the rear. I was thinking of using a Scyt...
by cansan
Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:52 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: A-Open i855GMEm PentiumM+1.4 Celeron $89
Replies: 36
Views: 13186

...Anyone have a dell D600 than can tell me how loud it is? I'm currently using a D610 and the fan is very quiet, on the low setting, it is easily easily masked by the hdd noise. At high, its audible but very smooth, no whining, just airflow noise. Also, a friend of mine had the D505, and it was pr...
by cansan
Thu Sep 20, 2007 2:42 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Buying Fujitsu-Siemens, opinions wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 5959

If you have time, could you do a few tests with power usage?
For example, how many watts does it use sitting on the desktop with min/usable/max brightness? (on battery) You can use something like Mobile Meter to view power usage.
by cansan
Thu Sep 20, 2007 2:32 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: dell latitude D630...
Replies: 9
Views: 9360

Well, you could always try undervolting. Try Notebook Hardware Control.

On my Dell D610, it helps quite a bit to keep the noise and temps down. Shaves off about 6-7 watts at full CPU load.
by cansan
Tue Sep 18, 2007 3:05 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Rosewill RCX-Z5-Ultra.....over the top.
Replies: 3
Views: 2430

I'm sure Zalman's lawyers are busy :lol:
by cansan
Tue Sep 18, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Inadequte power?
Replies: 4
Views: 1435

Check all power connections maybe?

I once had a problem on the mobo power socket that drove me crazy for months before I found it.
by cansan
Mon Sep 17, 2007 5:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Custom Fileserver Case Ideas... ASmallAP
Replies: 6
Views: 2811

I think 1 and 2 look the best, but they both look like they will let too much hard disk noise out. I think it may be good to build something a little bigger but with indirect air inlets/outlets.
by cansan
Sat Sep 15, 2007 10:05 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Albatron KI690-AM2: A Mini-ITX Motherboard For The Masses
Replies: 25
Views: 26379

I would agree on the PCI-E. Would love to have something with normal dimms and a pci-e 16 slot.

I'm wondering when/if the Asus DTX board is coming out?
by cansan
Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Can a fan be powered via a USB port?
Replies: 13
Views: 4473

Nope, I think USB is 5 volts and 0.5 amps max, for a total of 2.5 watts.
by cansan
Mon Sep 10, 2007 3:01 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Disabling a video card for power savings
Replies: 9
Views: 5043

I was wondering about this myself the other day. I think it will be possible also on AMD's newer laptop platform even better than the Sony, you will be able to switch without rebooting. I haven't heard anything about desktop though.
by cansan
Sun Sep 09, 2007 12:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: mht or something in Firefox 2?
Replies: 3
Views: 2106

mht or something in Firefox 2?

Hello, I've been using Firefox 2 for a while now, love it, except for one thing: I really miss the option of saving web pages as a single file in IE, in .mht format. I still go back to IE to save pages because having it in a single file is just so convenient. I found something called MAF, but it doe...
by cansan
Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Electric Supercar
Replies: 83
Views: 32833

Well, displaying a prototype is not quite the same as going into a showroom and buying it. Volvo is also going to be displaying a prototype: http://www.autobloggreen.com/2007/09/06/frankfurt-preview-volvo-recharge-the-swedes-go-series-hybrid/ Even then, these are not cars built from the ground up to...
by cansan
Fri Sep 07, 2007 2:24 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Mini Ninja review
Replies: 64
Views: 52335

NeilBlanchard wrote: What I would love to see from Scythe, is the same heatpipe arrangement...
Me too!
by cansan
Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Electric Supercar
Replies: 83
Views: 32833

Yes, I agree that having it shut off completely while in stop and go traffic is brilliant. However, I think capturing braking energy is more hype than substance. To capture a useful amount of braking energy you would ideally brake softly and stop over a long distance. But in city driving your brakin...
by cansan
Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Electric Supercar
Replies: 83
Views: 32833

Just curious, does anyone know how much the battery + electric motor in the Prius weighs? I really wish someone would buy two identical Priusses, strip one of them down to a basic car (toss out everything related to the "Hybrid Synergy Drive" or whatever its called), and test them to see which one u...
by cansan
Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:22 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: GigaByte GA-965P-DS3: Core 2 Motherboard for Everyone
Replies: 27
Views: 18888

Nice review! Possible typo on the last page (or maybe not, I'm not a native English speaker...) "making this a formidal gaming setup" This sounds like "formidable" ? And, " six mounting holes "?, it looks like it has 3 in the middle, 2 at the bottom, and (can't see in the picture but I'm guessing) 2...
by cansan
Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:31 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: NEW! Corsair VX450W (reviewed by SPCR)
Replies: 94
Views: 65939

Very nice review as always. It it interesting the way that the vx450 ramps up much sharper than the others. Does anyone else think that the airflow baffle thing limits its use as a heat extractor? It seems that the baffle will help move more air over the heatsinks but at the cost of air flow rate, t...
by cansan
Thu Aug 02, 2007 5:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: OT: Digital Cameras
Replies: 6
Views: 2877

Well, I would suggest trying it in the shop before buying any camera. Some digital cameras are so sluggish and slow that you can never get the picture you want, you always get like 1 second later. SO frustrating... Other than that, might be useful to get one that is quite wide angle at the bottom of...
by cansan
Mon Jul 09, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Notebook Power Test Results
Replies: 8
Views: 6148

I have a Dell D610 that I have been running undervolted for about 2 years now with NHC. Mine is running at 1.148v at 1.86G, and 0.7v at 0.8G. At 1.86G, it shaves off 6 watts at full load, and about 1-2? watts at full load at 0.8G. You can monitor power drain if you are running on battery power in NH...
by cansan
Sun Jun 24, 2007 12:43 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: CPU power consumption, single-core vs dual-core
Replies: 5
Views: 3366

Re: CPU power consumption, single-core vs dual-core

True or false: In other words, the application will drive the CPU to 100% in a single core, thus hitting the full TDP, while a dual-core will only drive the total CPU usage to 50%, thus consuming far less than the rated TDP (for argument's sake, 50% of the rated TDP). Makes sense, but it would be 5...
by cansan
Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:50 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Tricky Fit
Replies: 6
Views: 2587

Can you explain what you mean by side mounted fan? Do you mean a tower heatsink (Ninja) or a conventional heatsink (XP120)?
by cansan
Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Slightly different Case Design
Replies: 35
Views: 23419

Hope you get around to building it sometime, I would like to see it. I have a similar design that I would like to build sometime, but unfortunately I do not have the money to buy a new computer yet (using a laptop atm.). I can post (sketchup) pics if anyone is interested, my design is a full atx, at...
by cansan
Sun Jun 17, 2007 11:30 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: FAN control & START/STOP temps: Mini Reviews | ADD YOURS
Replies: 27
Views: 40285

I've got 2 mini reviews (of somewhat older models but still...): Dell Latitude D610 (My current comp) --------------------- 1.86 Pentium-M running at 1.148volts, X300 Mobile Has a single fan, both CPU and GPU are cooled by it. Fan is very well behaved, comes on at low speed, only audible in a quiet ...
by cansan
Wed May 02, 2007 4:05 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: A New Way of Testing Fan Airflow
Replies: 100
Views: 69463

Very very through as usual. BIG thumbs up!

With such a long time with no updates to the front page, I was starting to wonder if you guys were asleep. Silly me...

Love it, looking forward to more excellent articles!
by cansan
Tue May 01, 2007 8:09 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright IFX-14 - a first review
Replies: 49
Views: 40837

wow, crappy crappy review. Isn't this supposed to use a 140mm fan? "IFX-14" seems to imply that, so why are they testing with a 120mm fan? and why are there two bars on the temperature graphs? Why can't they have a picture together with a Ninja or Ultra 120 or something to show the size... worst rev...
by cansan
Sat Apr 14, 2007 1:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Harddisk next to speakers?
Replies: 3
Views: 1866

Harddisk next to speakers?

I've recently bought a speaker set for my laptop (Logitech X-540). I also have my external harddisk on my desk. Is it ok to place them next to each other? I *seem* to remember something about keeping magnetic stuff away from speakers or something? Is there any harm in putting a harddisk next to a sp...
by cansan
Fri Mar 16, 2007 8:42 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Mini Ninja spotted
Replies: 106
Views: 74315

I've always wondered why the heatpipes on the original Ninja were not spread out like on this mini one. It would distribute the heat better and would allow more airflow directly around the heatpipes.

Maybe a Ninja 2 with this heatpipe arrangement is coming?
by cansan
Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:56 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anybody using the Western Digital 500 GB My Book (USB)?
Replies: 12
Views: 5505

I recently bought the 320GB version of it. So far I am not so impressed with the noise. The enclosure is just plastic with many big holes in it, so it doesn't do anything to reduce the noise. You can just look through the holes and see the disk. For reference, I have been using a 120GB Samsung house...