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by Pilot
Sun Jun 25, 2006 9:50 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooling solution for Socket A
Replies: 9
Views: 2845

Big Pimp Daddy: I overlooked the mobo: A7N8X-E DLX and A7N8X-X are quite different. 8rdavcore cannot change vcore on the latter while there is no problem for the deluxe one. Trats modded bios allows recognition for mobile cpu also.
by Pilot
Sun Jun 25, 2006 4:58 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooling solution for Socket A
Replies: 9
Views: 2845

Hi jozi, I have a few questions slightly o/t: the A7N8... neither allows changing the multiplier on the fly, nor it allows undervolting. What it the voltage you get with a mobile XP2500 ? The one of a desktop XP2500 or a lower one ? Is your CPU correctly recognized by the mobo ? I don't doubt it is ...
by Pilot
Tue Aug 09, 2005 4:00 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Where to find a NIDEC Samsung?
Replies: 18
Views: 5273

Look at the model number. If it ends in a 'C' then it's a JVC one, if it ends in a 'N', its a Nidec one. You're kidding for sure... It would be too easy if all sata drives were jvc while pata were nidec. Even Gerbil, a few posts above said he had two sp1213c, one nidec and one jvc. Sorry if i'm mis...
by Pilot
Wed Aug 03, 2005 6:36 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: ATA over Ethernet (AoE)
Replies: 30
Views: 20799

@ Henk Poley

Sorry, I didn't catch why you're talking about Flash based drives. No one in this thread mentionned them...
by Pilot
Tue Jul 19, 2005 2:12 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help me pinpoint instability
Replies: 1
Views: 850

Help me pinpoint instability

My system had been running without a glitch for months with no major upgrade. Air path has not been changed recently neither. Last week i began dampening my case with gedicoustic (mutemat ?) : Sides, top panel, and bottom : there is a slight overlap with the edge of the motherboard. So far, it ran s...
by Pilot
Mon Jul 18, 2005 11:35 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Sound Card power consumption
Replies: 11
Views: 8533

Thanks for the figures, i was about to run into the same experimentations. I measure everything these days with my power meter. In fact, I'm rather disappointed because of my UPS and my modem router. While it's understandable the UPS is constantly loading, (i'll give my figures if interested) the mo...
by Pilot
Mon Jul 18, 2005 3:37 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Anyone use the ViewSonic VP191b?
Replies: 5
Views: 2167

Since when do brick powersources whine ? The brick of my gsm does whine or buzzes, and so does the one of my yamaha keyboard. Coils do whine, even if passive. I confess i changed from my old liyama vision pro master 410 to the VP191b because i was tired of the buzz of the crt monitor. I was very wo...
by Pilot
Thu Jul 07, 2005 11:43 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Why has this happened to my poor PSU??!!
Replies: 26
Views: 9226

Two days ago, I hardly burnt my A7N8X-X a silly way : Because of the coil whine you mentionned, i tried to wrap the coils with my hot glue gun. Time to close and remount the PC, the glue was cold, so ok for the launch : I started the computer and waited for windows to boot as it's when the drivers t...
by Pilot
Wed Jul 06, 2005 11:08 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How to inexpensively quiet my VGA?
Replies: 12
Views: 3878

You have a noisy computer if you think your Stealth fan and an unmodded Silent Boost are quiet.
Don't you think it's a pretty harsh remark ? Maybe the smiley is there to sweeten the pill...

Sorry for OT, i didn't have my coffee yet.
by Pilot
Tue Jul 05, 2005 6:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Silent Graphics card for Photoshop CS2
Replies: 25
Views: 7068

Maybe we could soluce the OP question even if it happened to be solved otherwise. What graphic card would be the best bang for the buck in 2D use only, like photo editing ? Matrox P650 is €150 worth and matrox (past) superiority seems to be based on its high quality of the analog output, ie : no lon...
by Pilot
Thu Jun 30, 2005 11:13 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Silent Graphics card for Photoshop CS2
Replies: 25
Views: 7068

I'm currently in the same situation as you David ; so I was wondering why not go for a Radeon 9250 (128bits version) 128MB as it is nonsense to have more memory ? Maybe it's the dual display that you need ? But I don't care providing that mine has a DVI output. Here 9250 seems to be half the price o...
by Pilot
Sun May 15, 2005 9:54 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: tek-chain fan
Replies: 21
Views: 6456

In Europe, they are recently distributed under the name Textorm (two sizes available 80 and 120)
by Pilot
Wed Feb 02, 2005 12:06 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Another HDD suspension -- with cooling
Replies: 5
Views: 2570

I can't see closely enough on the pictures wether the HS is touching the alu sides or not. I tried at a moment to have a heatsink on my HD but the top of it does not dissipate enough heat to be effective. So I'll try to have a wrapping piece of alu and have the HS on it. Could you report temps befor...
by Pilot
Mon Jan 31, 2005 12:16 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: attn ASUS a7n8x & xp-m owners
Replies: 2
Views: 1205

No it just means that according to your cpu, you'll have either 9 or 17 multiplier if you choose this value.

Multiplier won't adjust
by Pilot
Sun Jan 23, 2005 6:53 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Passive heatsink for underclocked XP-M (socket A)
Replies: 25
Views: 5868

So i've been through some experimentations : With a ghetto paper duct on the psu : the airflow is forced along the SI-97 and temps are now 40 on full (cpuburn) and as low as 29 when playing music. There is only the psu fan spinning but it stays at min speed, the psu doesn't get warm enough. When i h...
by Pilot
Sat Jan 22, 2005 1:11 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Passive heatsink for underclocked XP-M (socket A)
Replies: 25
Views: 5868

Actually, with my old HS, i had my fan spinning at only 50%, and running it at 100% would lower temps to 31. HS was an heavy all copper one with very fin blades oriented to high speed fan. I had differences in efficiency only when pushing my CPU. I guess that heatpipes and heat transfer hardly don't...
by Pilot
Fri Jan 21, 2005 2:44 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Passive heatsink for underclocked XP-M (socket A)
Replies: 25
Views: 5868

I've just installed my SI-97. The heatsink setup by itself was quite easy, but i had to cope with my case : i could not install the heatsink without removing the psu, but if i removed my psu and installed the heatsink, i would not be able to put the psu back ;o). I finally managed to have both by sl...
by Pilot
Fri Jan 21, 2005 2:21 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Should I use the shim that comes with the SI-97!?
Replies: 5
Views: 1697

another tiny bit of advice: use the black foam block that comes with the SI-97 to hold the clip in place during install, otherwise it's a nightmare with the clip wandering around.
Too bad I read it now. I've just installed it, and the wandering clip was driving me nuts...
by Pilot
Fri Jan 21, 2005 2:15 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Mobo hissing...I think
Replies: 22
Views: 8224

Luminous, i'm waiting for your results for the very same problem, and i guess i'm not alone as there are many threads about it but very few come back with an "ok it works" answer.
by Pilot
Tue Jan 18, 2005 5:53 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: lowest fsb on a7n8x-x ?
Replies: 1
Views: 879

lowest fsb on a7n8x-x ?

Sorry if this post is not on the right place. I use speedfan to lower the fsb on my a7n8x-x from default 133-134 to 100MHz. It makes my xp2200+ slow down from 1800 to 1350Mhz My ram is DDR333 but i set it down to synchro though = > 2*133 If i try to reach fsb below, it reboots my pc. I wonder which ...
by Pilot
Tue Jan 18, 2005 5:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: intake fan : which papst or how to get the best of it ?
Replies: 0
Views: 964

intake fan : which papst or how to get the best of it ?

I have a mid tower case I can mod at will. I recently tried a noiseblocker 80mm s2 but even on rubber mounts and at minimum speed, the noise is not bearable. I'd like to make another attempt and I seek for advices for the fan size and location. I am going to fold a sheet of aluminium as if to wrap a...
by Pilot
Tue Jan 18, 2005 4:31 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Passive heatsink for underclocked XP-M (socket A)
Replies: 25
Views: 5868

I chose to stay away from Asus mb's since they do not undervolt. Sure, I would also stay away from my mobo, but it happens to be the one I own. It is already a miracle I can install the SI-97 in the same case as the psu ;o) as the chipset is on the very edge on the mobo. Actually, I'm still not sur...
by Pilot
Tue Jan 18, 2005 3:02 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Passive heatsink for underclocked XP-M (socket A)
Replies: 25
Views: 5868

In fact, it is what I planned for my computer. I reckoned that a SI-97 under my PSU 120mm fan would leave a 10mm clearance. As I have a A7N8X, the socket orientation is ok. First i will try to run it "passively" (with no cpu fan) to see if the sucking of the psu fan just on the rad is sufficient. Ot...
by Pilot
Wed Dec 15, 2004 2:40 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Phantom Troubles
Replies: 19
Views: 5630

i also had pretty weird behaviour when the floppy (data) cable was plugged the wrong way : seeking for a long time at the boot and loading very slowly sometimes, or not POSTing otherwise.

it was quite hard to detect, and confusing especially with a new mobo
by Pilot
Wed Dec 15, 2004 2:32 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How hot is your computer?
Replies: 28
Views: 6453

My temps are : idle (winamp/browsing): CPU: 34 (fan very low) 36 fan off Mobo: 30 HD 33 load CPU: 45 (in fact, it's the target temp I chose for regulation, so with the fan at 100%, it sould be about 42) Mobo : ? HD 35 exhaust temp from the psu is 28 at the hotter spot at idle temps are not that low,...