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by Live
Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:25 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Re: Mike's final sign-off - POSTPONED
Replies: 70
Views: 89872

Re: Mike's final sign-off

Very sad news indeed. Hopefully a solution is found so this valuable resource and community can live on. What can you say but amazingly fabulous work Mike!
by Live
Sat May 21, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Help with aftermarket cooler for silencing the AMD 5850?
Replies: 8
Views: 1909

Re: Help with aftermarket cooler for silencing the AMD 5850?

I can only speak from my experience, but I can say I have never had this issue. As a little background I should say my 5850 is a Sapphire Vapor-X which has a slightly different PCB layout and has a VRM heatsinks attached (the bottom card in this pic): http://images.anandtech.com/reviews/video/sapph...
by Live
Thu May 19, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Nexus Prominent 5
Replies: 1
Views: 1187

Re: Nexus Prominent 5

Since the 140mm nexus real silent fan is not sold separately from their cases, I am unsure if anybody has tested them. Do you have any links to reviews of the case?
by Live
Thu May 19, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Feedback on Silent PC
Replies: 5
Views: 670

Re: Feedback on Silent PC

I would think 500W is definitely enough.
by Live
Thu May 19, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Help with aftermarket cooler for silencing the AMD 5850?
Replies: 8
Views: 1909

Re: Help with aftermarket cooler for silencing the AMD 5850?

I have just found out that a new version of "Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus", called simply "Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus II" witch has compatibility for the 5850. I posted about it here: http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=62304 I guess I will try and live with the...
by Live
Thu May 19, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Accelero XTREME Plus II the new king?
Replies: 3
Views: 2566

Accelero XTREME Plus II the new king?

While researching a new VGA cooler for my AMD 5850 I have found out that a revision 2 is coming out for the Accelero XTREME Plus. The main changes seems to be wider compatibility and no need for special mounting kits for different cards (at least not for most cards). Technical details taken from var...
by Live
Thu May 19, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Help with aftermarket cooler for silencing the AMD 5850?
Replies: 8
Views: 1909

Re: Help with aftermarket cooler for silencing the AMD 5850?

Thanks for the suggestions! :mrgreen: I have been reading up on some of your suggestions and these are my thoughts: How do you control the fans on the coolers? Can you connect them to the graphics card and have them spin up at load or can they work at low voltage all the time? The Gelid Icy Vision s...
by Live
Wed May 18, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Help with aftermarket cooler for silencing the AMD 5850?
Replies: 8
Views: 1909

Help with aftermarket cooler for silencing the AMD 5850?

What's the best aftermarket cooler for silencing the AMD 5850? Sadly the top rated Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus is not compatible. that would have been my first choice even tough its expensive. It will be used in the following system: CPU: Intel Core i7-2500k CPU Heatsink: Prolimatech Genesis...
by Live
Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:48 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P-183 discontinued... replacement P-183 V3?
Replies: 30
Views: 8001

Re: P-183 discontinued... replacement P-183 V3?

On a side note, I find the P183 noisier than the SOLO it replaced, even when I turned off all the exhaust & intake fans and just kept the CPU fans (and video card fan since I can't turn that off) running. that is logical, given that the p183 is a high-performance case with much greater airflow capa...
by Live
Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:25 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus GPU Cooler
Replies: 46
Views: 18432

Re: Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus GPU Cooler

Thanks for a nice review! Anybody know why its not compatible with the radeon 5850? edit: I did some research and it seems it is compatible with the ATI Radeon HD 5850, but only for single DVI port layout version. So I guess the top DVI connection gets in the way somehow. I wonder if you can remove ...
by Live
Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Danamixs LMX review at Clunk.org
Replies: 3
Views: 992

Here is another review: Nordichardware reviews: Danamics LMX - Second Generation Liquid Metal Cooler

Looks like its the best cooler to date when run without fans.
by Live
Fri May 08, 2009 5:32 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: The future of air cooling? New radical heatsink design
Replies: 14
Views: 6638

Hi, The one thing it will NOT be able to do is run passively? It definitely needs moving air. But maybe a chimney cooling solution would work? I remember discussions made here at SPCR about chimneys a couple of years back. I can't remember if anyone actually built one. If this cooler turns out to b...
by Live
Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:44 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 4890 - will the Accelero S1 Rev. 2 fit it?
Replies: 27
Views: 14598

Great info in this thread. Thanks all!

IF/when you buy a card let us know how it goes.
by Live
Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:34 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Upcoming Reviews & Articles
Replies: 193
Views: 324298

I came here to check whats going on here at SPCR. Not much it seems. I think its a shame this thread is no longer used. It was a good idea and should be taken up again IMHO.

Can we expect a review of the P183 anytime soon? Preferably together with a PSU of the new form factor?
by Live
Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:21 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: An Anechoic Chamber and Test Equipment Upgrades for SPCR
Replies: 44
Views: 30277

I'd fantasized about building one like an underground bomb shelter beneath the garage and back yard
Someone not far from Vancouver already did and they are selling. For the small sum of 575 000 $ it can be yours :lol:

http://www.oneofakindhouse.com/fortress.html
by Live
Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:28 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec sonata III or Antec sonata Designer
Replies: 17
Views: 11554

Here is a link with vendors of the Designer in Sweden: http://www.prisjakt.nu/produkt.php?p=197981 Here is a link to all Antec cases sorted by popularity. http://www.prisjakt.nu/kategori.php?k=s11161015&o=prod_rank The Designer is about 200kr more expensive then the Sonata 3. A small price to pay fo...
by Live
Tue May 15, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU warranty says own heatsink only - what would you do?
Replies: 7
Views: 3244

Install the Ninja. They cant tell which heatsink has been on it if you don't tell them. And since you know they want you to have the original crapiola installed just tell them you did if you have any problems. Which I am sure you wont.
by Live
Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:59 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi 7K1000 1TB a silent beast? :O
Replies: 54
Views: 25872

what is the HDD attached to, is it sitting on foam, rubber, bolted into a case.??? Its in a case. We even removed the rubber mounting grommets in our drive cage and did not notice any differences in acoustics. While I agree that the testing they have done is far from perfect I wouldn't call it wort...
by Live
Sun May 21, 2006 2:02 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7600GT, 7900GT and RivaTuner
Replies: 28
Views: 10371

That would be fine, except that your point was none of the 7900GT's had fan control and you turned out to be wrong. Heh? I wrote: It is my understanding that most if not all 7900GT (which use standard PCB) and: My suggestion is that you change your heading and remove the mention of the 7900GT as th...
by Live
Sun May 21, 2006 3:00 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7600GT, 7900GT and RivaTuner
Replies: 28
Views: 10371

diver wrote:Yeah, and the Evga 7900GT is not exactly some oddball card sold only in Korea.
No it is not but then again not all Evga 7900GT have fan control just some of them.
by Live
Sat May 20, 2006 6:55 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best program for logging temps of system and gpu?
Replies: 2
Views: 1220

Speedfan does logs. Click configure and check logs and then under specific headers what you want logged. NVmonitor will log your GPU temps. http://www.guru3d.com/article/nvtemplogger/294/1/ Be sure to use the log function. If you run a 3D app and close it or alt-tab away from it to check temps in dr...
by Live
Sun May 14, 2006 8:43 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7600GT, 7900GT and RivaTuner
Replies: 28
Views: 10371

Live: The post where I got this idea was from someone who was able to change the fan speed on a 7900GT. Thats funny cause the creator of rivatuner Unwinder has this to say: Actually I've not yet seen any 7900GTs able to adjust fan speed. So either the fan control scheme is ripped from the PCB by de...
by Live
Sat May 13, 2006 3:00 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7600GT, 7900GT and RivaTuner
Replies: 28
Views: 10371

I have tried this with my 7900GT and the fan speed does not change. It is my understanding that most if not all 7900GT (which use standard PCB) does not have nay fan speed control hardware so software support doesn't matter. My suggestion is that you change your heading and remove the mention of the...
by Live
Sat May 13, 2006 1:43 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Love at first sight. New awesome Am2 motherboards!
Replies: 40
Views: 14342

Most of the new boards I've seen have heatpipes (like the one on the previous page). That Gigabyte AM2 nForce 500 SLi x16 is of the few AM2 boards I've seen with a heatpipe (or fan), no AM2 mobo from Asus have it so far even though they used it on 939 models. Check the second link in the first post...
by Live
Wed May 10, 2006 2:14 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD A64 TDP Poll
Replies: 71
Views: 70222

AMD64 TCaseMax - v1.19 ---------------------- CPU Information (CPU #1): Standard CPUID: Family: F, Model: 7, Stepping: 1 Extended CPUID: Family: F, Model: 27, Stepping: 1 CPUID String: 20F71 Processor APIC: 0 Processor: AMD Opteron 146 (San Diego) CPU Speed: 2600.05 (260.00 x 10.0) Revision: SH8-E4 ...
by Live
Thu Apr 27, 2006 9:56 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Dual Core AMD Quiet P180 rig
Replies: 15
Views: 8501

Rivatuner does not support 7900 series and even if it did the fan control is broken on the 7900GT. See this thread for info:
7900GT fan always at 100% sound bomb setting
by Live
Mon Apr 24, 2006 5:54 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet DIY OC'd Pentium D 830 System
Replies: 95
Views: 55657

Nice read! I think I will try some of the suggestions myself. About the nexus fans: I guess the reason I had taken so long to try these fans is that I just don't like the color. Why can't they make some plain black ones like everyone else? While they don't do plain black ones they do have black and ...
by Live
Sun Apr 23, 2006 2:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: BSoD error code help. I need diagnostic software!
Replies: 6
Views: 2312

I would use this MemTest instead. It runs in windows so its easier to run and also more prone to showing errors that occur in windows then memtest86+. The same settings can run fine in memtest86+ but error in MemTest. What kind of components do you have? Describing them makes it easier to diagnose y...
by Live
Wed Apr 12, 2006 11:00 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7900GT fan always at 100% sound bomb setting
Replies: 8
Views: 5824

krille wrote:I have the exact same problem, but with my XFX 7800GTX 256 XXX. My NV Silencer 5 Rev. 3 spins at 100% all the time. Even when idle. It's one of the noisiest (maybe the noisiest) component(s) in my PC. I hate, hate, hate it!! Getting replaced ASAP (see my other thread).
What other thread?