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by Shaft0rz
Fri Apr 22, 2005 8:33 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 7700 AlCu driving me maaaaaad
Replies: 36
Views: 11653

It sounds almost like the fan isn't properly balanced or something, like one of the fins weighs more than the others. Weird...
by Shaft0rz
Fri Apr 22, 2005 5:51 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 7700 AlCu driving me maaaaaad
Replies: 36
Views: 11653

I've replaced the fan on my 7700alcu with a nexus 120, and have great results (500RPM, inaudible, and 47C under extended load). Even stock though, the zalman fan at 5v isn't that far off the 3 nexus 120mm fans I own. If you're getting that much noise, I'd check that it's tight enough on the cpu, or ...
by Shaft0rz
Sun Apr 03, 2005 2:56 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7700 fan swap... help
Replies: 12
Views: 4747

It sounds, or rather doesn't sound, great. The loudest thing in my system right now is the idle spin of my 2 samsung spinpoints. The 7700 is a good enough cooler that I'm able to run the nexus at 5v without any issues, which is as close to inaudible as I think any fan will ever be.
by Shaft0rz
Thu Mar 31, 2005 10:46 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7700 fan swap... help
Replies: 12
Views: 4747

I swapped the fan on my 7700, to a Nexus 120mm. It wasn't too difficult-- it required dismantling the heatsink (a few screws), and unscrewing the old fan. Then you just need to remove the frame from the nexus, and attach it in whatever way you'd like (I drilled holes in the remenants of the nexus fr...
by Shaft0rz
Mon Feb 21, 2005 8:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: nexus fan replacement raises gpu temps 20C... advice?
Replies: 11
Views: 3373

Haha, none taken. Nope, the case is upright. I seem to have sorted things out but moving the 120 mm fan from the exhaust to the side vent of the 3000b. I cut out some extra metal to make a hole for the fan, and mounted it blowing in. At 380mhz, the video card idles at 44C, and load goes up around 65...
by Shaft0rz
Sat Feb 19, 2005 6:48 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: nexus fan replacement raises gpu temps 20C... advice?
Replies: 11
Views: 3373

You might be right about gigabytes heatpipes. It just might not like have no fan. I suppose it's nice that now I at least have a choice of what fan to use and where to put it (as opposed to an integrated one), however it's a bit frustrating. For now I'm running OK, after having overclocked the chip ...
by Shaft0rz
Fri Feb 18, 2005 5:46 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: gigabyte 6800 overclocking makes chip run cooler?
Replies: 5
Views: 1794

gigabyte 6800 overclocking makes chip run cooler?

Can anyone explain this to me? I've seem mention of it around, but I haven't seen an explanation why. In my case with no fans (only cpu and PS), at the default 325 core, it idles around 70. When I overclock to 380 core, the idle temps drop to 61. Can anyone explain it? Maybe something to do with dri...
by Shaft0rz
Fri Feb 18, 2005 4:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: nexus fan replacement raises gpu temps 20C... advice?
Replies: 11
Views: 3373

Here we go again... after some time running at lower temps (60 idle -> 68 load), my 6800 has gone up drastically in temps again. It now idles at 70C and goes up to 80 at load. Nothing changed in the system, all that I did was cut the grills on my 3000b. What gives? I've checked for dust, and there i...
by Shaft0rz
Wed Feb 09, 2005 11:53 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: nexus fan replacement raises gpu temps 20C... advice?
Replies: 11
Views: 3373

Follow up: I re-arranged some cables to make a clearer path for the air, closed off some other places for air to enter the case, and blocked the non-filtered portion of the front intake in my 3000b (to allow some air to enter for hard drive cooling, but increase the pressure so more air comes in the...
by Shaft0rz
Mon Feb 07, 2005 7:05 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: nexus fan replacement raises gpu temps 20C... advice?
Replies: 11
Views: 3373

I just thought about that too, so I checked. The nexus is definitely blowing out of the case. If it makes any difference, here's my system: seasonic super tornado 400W antec 3000b a64 3200+ (winchester, 30C) zalman 7700, fan replaced with nexus 120mm (running at 5v) 2xsamsung spinpoints, suspended i...
by Shaft0rz
Mon Feb 07, 2005 6:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: nexus fan replacement raises gpu temps 20C... advice?
Replies: 11
Views: 3373

nexus fan replacement raises gpu temps 20C... advice?

Hey all, So I replaced the Antec Tri-Cool and the zalman fan in my 7700 with nexus 120mm. The results are very silent, however the temperatures in my case have gone up substantially. My gigabyte passive 6800 went from 50-55C to ~70C. I tried closing up the front intake, so most air was coming in fro...
by Shaft0rz
Tue Feb 01, 2005 11:13 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: NEC 3500A vs NEC 3520A
Replies: 20
Views: 5919

I have a 3520. My experience is that it's very quiet at burning DVD's, and only at burning DVD's, strangely enough. Burning CD's is pretty darn loud though.
by Shaft0rz
Tue Feb 01, 2005 6:51 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: A warning about the Gigabyte 6800
Replies: 13
Views: 4161

This seems to be a hit or miss kind of thing -- I run mine overclocked with all pipes unlocked. It's totally stable, and I only have an undervolted nexus 120mm and a super tornado cooling the system.
by Shaft0rz
Mon Jan 31, 2005 6:02 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 7700 fan swap success
Replies: 4
Views: 1700

Not sure on the voltage -- I keep them about halfway down on the fanmate. I'm blown away by the nexus fans... Pretty much silent no matter what voltage I set them at! "perhaps you should have used some softer spacers to decouple it?" Yeah, I think you're right. That would've been ideal. I just got l...
by Shaft0rz
Sat Jan 29, 2005 4:59 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 7700 fan swap success
Replies: 4
Views: 1700

7700 fan swap success

I swapped in a nexus 120mm case fan for the zalman fan on my 7700ALCU today. It wasn't so bad -- cut off the casing, then drilled some holes to screw on the mounting bracket. At first, the fan blades sat too low to the heatsink and scraped, so I added some plastic spacers (scraps from the casing) an...
by Shaft0rz
Thu Jan 27, 2005 6:33 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless VGA Cards list -- a start!
Replies: 156
Views: 318672

Here's my experience with the 6800: Bought it last week. It came with the F3 BIOS on it already. I have since unlocked it to 16 shaders and 6 vertex. Also overclocked it to 350 core, so I basically have a GT. It runs fine -- no artifacts, and temperatures (even after extensive doom3 and 3dmark05) st...
by Shaft0rz
Wed Jan 26, 2005 7:44 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Firewire drive power circuit help
Replies: 10
Views: 2222

I'm not an electrical engineer, but I work with some. I think the thing you're looking for is a diode, however I personally know nothing about them. Hope that helps (a little).

Peter L.
by Shaft0rz
Wed Jan 19, 2005 12:04 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman CNPS7700......... Very disappointed
Replies: 57
Views: 19643

I looked up the data sheet for some 3m double-sided foam tape (i don't know if this link will work http://multimedia.mmm.com/mws/mediawebserver.dyn?rrrrrr9yJCFrL7Srd7SrrrYxEbMujkN7-). temperature does not seem to be a problem. The long-term temperature resistance is rated at 70C, which no heatsink s...
by Shaft0rz
Wed Jan 19, 2005 7:58 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman CNPS7700......... Very disappointed
Replies: 57
Views: 19643

So by a freak accident and my own impatience, I have 2 7700's laying around. I also have 2 nexus 120mm fans arriving soon... I will be attempting a fan swap to the nexus, using double sided foam tape, in a vertically mounted case. I will try to borrow a digital camera and get some pics, and let you ...
by Shaft0rz
Wed Jan 19, 2005 7:48 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: passively cooled vga recommendation
Replies: 2
Views: 1759

passively cooled vga recommendation

Ok so my new silent computer is coming along nicely -- with one little hitch. I didn't buy a new video card, and am using my old GF4 ti4200. This thing is a monster, and is by far the loudest component in my computer. Anyone have any recommendations for a graphics cards that is passively cooled to r...
by Shaft0rz
Mon Jan 03, 2005 7:30 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman CNPS7700......... Very disappointed
Replies: 57
Views: 19643

Either I got really lucky, or I'm not as well attuned to the sounds... probably the latter :) . As I mentioned, a fin broke off of mine, so I'm probably going to work on taking off the zalman fan and using another, more quiet. Another note- I do run the zalman at the lowest fanmate setting, if that ...
by Shaft0rz
Mon Dec 27, 2004 8:25 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman CNPS7700......... Very disappointed
Replies: 57
Views: 19643

I think if it moves laterally at all, it's not tight enough... That's what mine did at first, until I installed the zalman backplate. That might not be it, but it's my best guess... Hope it helps.

Currently my 7700 is missing a fan blade (long story....) so it's out of commision for now...
by Shaft0rz
Thu Dec 16, 2004 6:52 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman CNPS7700......... Very disappointed
Replies: 57
Views: 19643

I have the 7700 on an a8v deluxe, in an antec slk3000b. With the fanmate turned down, it's all but inaudible. It's definitely below the noise floor of my room/system. Even at full speed, the noise I hear is air moving, with very little mechanical grumble to it. Is it attached securely? If you don't ...
by Shaft0rz
Wed Dec 15, 2004 10:29 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Found a GF 6600 GT AGP online but is it too loud?
Replies: 36
Views: 11961

$320???

What's with the 6600's for AGP being so expensive? Isn't that enough to buy a passively cooled Gigabyte 6800? Or is there something I'm missing...
by Shaft0rz
Fri Dec 10, 2004 6:53 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: zalman 7700alcu + asus a8v deluxe... works
Replies: 6
Views: 2479

Hi- I can post some low-res pictures of the setup tonight after work. My board came with the latest bios preinstalled, so I had no trouble booting with a 90nm processor, and both memory sticks in dual channel. I'll let you know more tonight
by Shaft0rz
Thu Dec 09, 2004 5:38 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: zalman 7700alcu + asus a8v deluxe... works
Replies: 6
Views: 2479

zalman 7700alcu + asus a8v deluxe... works

Just thought I'd throw a quick post out that the 7700 does fit on an a8v deluxe... zalman hasn't updated their motherboard support list yet. DIMM1 is a little obscured but the 7700 (the thing is huge!), but it's accessible.

Cheers
by Shaft0rz
Wed Dec 01, 2004 6:57 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Another option for you all
Replies: 58
Views: 24820

Hi- new to SPCR. I'm going to become a guinea pig-- i've got a zalman 7700 and winchester 3200+ on order. I was having a tough time deciding on a case, but this seems like a good deal. What's the deal with it being listed as both 3000b and 3800b? Can I order it? Oh, and I forgot to add -- How about ...