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by BigDu21
Tue Jul 12, 2005 7:09 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: how can you stop air noise ?
Replies: 11
Views: 3720

To stop a fan, start your computer, and let it boot and get stabilized. Then open up the computer and pick a fan. Take a finger and gently press it on the hub of the fan, slowing it down until it is stopped. Take 5 or 10 seconds and listen to the noise without the current fan; then remove your finge...
by BigDu21
Fri Jul 08, 2005 5:46 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: how can you stop air noise ?
Replies: 11
Views: 3720

Hey Pitch, Assuming you're dealing with a fan in the back of the case, used as exhaust, you might try making a muffler for it - take box sized for the perimeter of the fan, and put some sound absorbtion material in it. Make sure to leave room for the air to get thru, but force it to flow through a p...
by BigDu21
Tue Feb 15, 2005 10:57 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Undervolting as a means of CPU Cooling
Replies: 13
Views: 4450

hey burcakb good idea for a thread. *edited//new question** I tried to undervolt my cpu, dropping it from 1.7 (which actually shows in 8rdavcore as 1.61) to 1.675, then running prime 95. When i run prime 95 it gives me an error after 5 minutes complaining about rounding--has anybody seen this before...
by BigDu21
Tue Feb 15, 2005 2:34 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: XP-90 install question.
Replies: 10
Views: 2942

hey reid, Thermalright's directions are definitely not the best; when i installed my si97, i installed it so that pipes are pointed up (towards the powersupply). I think on thermalright's site someplace i saw a bit of documentation that noted that having the pipes out to the side was best, and point...
by BigDu21
Mon Feb 14, 2005 7:44 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Just "silenced" my computer, and my CPU temps spik
Replies: 9
Views: 2580

Thanks for the ideas on the CPU fan, I'll give that a try too, and see if that helps. I ran Prime 95 for 30 mins, and the temp topped out at 55, and it closed out w/ no errors. I also shut down folding at home and as I'm sitting here the temps are already down to 49. So it looks like it was just the...
by BigDu21
Mon Feb 14, 2005 6:38 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Just "silenced" my computer, and my CPU temps spik
Replies: 9
Views: 2580

Thanks for the fast reply ckolivas....
what you're saying makes sense, I just really had to make sure that sounded about right to those here in the silencing community. :D
by BigDu21
Mon Feb 14, 2005 6:29 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Just "silenced" my computer, and my CPU temps spik
Replies: 9
Views: 2580

Just "silenced" my computer, and my CPU temps spik

Hi all, I finally finished my project to quiet my computer. My problem is that I'm seeing a spike in my CPU temps which doesn't look right to me--before the switch they hovered at around 43* C; now they're sitting up around 50-52* C (according to speedfan). A summary of the changes I made is below; ...
by BigDu21
Mon Feb 07, 2005 12:33 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Jordan's Quiet DampTek'd Home Theater PC
Replies: 12
Views: 13416

Good article--My next computer will be a HTPC, so the info here will be useful. I also can comment some on the foam-type issues. Back before I was reading this site, I tried some of that Akasa PaxMate stuff on an aluminum case I had that was running 3 80 mm fans, plus a TT CPU cooler and power suppl...
by BigDu21
Wed Jan 19, 2005 12:00 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec SLK3000B - Floppy drive?
Replies: 12
Views: 2925

Or if you're like me and realize you never use the floppy drive any more, you can just skip installing it entirely--that's what my plan is when I finish my mods and put my computer together in its new case--no reason to bother putting it in if you don't use it.
by BigDu21
Tue Jan 18, 2005 1:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for advicerecommendations for my new antec slk3000b
Replies: 39
Views: 12592

If elastic cord is too flexible, but you have no other choises at hand, then you can try doubling of tripling the cord, so the drive hangs on more strands. Actually that's what I'm doing--I've got some what looks to be fairly generic elastic banding, that looks strong, but I'm doubling it up throug...
by BigDu21
Tue Jan 18, 2005 1:29 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: So close...
Replies: 5
Views: 1927

actually relatively speaking, compared to my thermaltake fan, the 80mm stealth fans are rather quiet..

now; if talk to me in a few weeks/months when i've completed my silent PC makeover, and I may have a different answer. :lol:
by BigDu21
Sun Jan 09, 2005 8:32 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: dtemp problem?
Replies: 11
Views: 3647

D'OH!!! well that's not helpful--03 is when I bought the 80, so I guess that would make sense. But shouldn't I still get some info off the 120? I just bought that a couple months ago off newegg, so I'm reasonably sure it would have the monitoring on it.... Perhaps the better question would be: Is th...
by BigDu21
Sat Jan 08, 2005 9:00 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: dtemp problem?
Replies: 11
Views: 3647

well this is vexing.... :x I did indeed find I had to enable the SMART monitoring on my mobo--which I did (it was under the advanced options--had to press ctrl+f1 to see them), then i eagerly tried dtemp again....only to find that I get the same errors--from WD's website they appear to have the capa...
by BigDu21
Sat Jan 08, 2005 3:25 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: dtemp problem?
Replies: 11
Views: 3647

dtemp problem?

Hey all, I've looked around and didn't see any info on this so I thought I'd ask--I recently started on the silencing hobby, and downloaded dtemp to keep track of my HDD temps. My problem is that dtemp says "Error reading device id info". :-( Has anyone else seen this? Do I need to turn the SMART mo...
by BigDu21
Mon Dec 27, 2004 11:45 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What is your opinion of side air ducts?
Replies: 14
Views: 3542

I'm thinking of getting the 3000b too--and I like this idea, but how do you know if your hard drives are cool enough to survive on their own? And a better question, assuming you can get a measureable temp, how hot is too hot for a HDD? I currently run a couple of WD 80 GB (no raid). And the other th...
by BigDu21
Thu Dec 23, 2004 11:12 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New PC-Case: Arctic Cooling Silentium
Replies: 43
Views: 14983

Re: it is small -- but there is no sense fighting it! :-)

Hello: The force of the rising warm air is small -- but there is no sense fighting it! :-) If you work with it, then you get a cooler case with less effort. And the difference between working with it -- and working against it is not negligible. I would tend to agree w/ Neil...It would seem to me th...
by BigDu21
Thu Dec 23, 2004 6:12 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Folding@Home Beginners Guide
Replies: 42
Views: 107497

D'OH!!! You know I've used forums before, really :oops: ....I usually remember to include all the useful info... I'm running WinXP Home, SP1, however I will (shortly) be trying to really screw things up with SP2; so if there's any differences, or if SP2 screws things up w/ FAH, please let me know th...
by BigDu21
Thu Dec 23, 2004 12:22 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Folding@Home Beginners Guide
Replies: 42
Views: 107497

the dumb newbie question

Hey all, I just started this folding thing, and I've got a couple of dumb n00b questions: I downloaded the console only client from the link in the first post, and ran it and told it to run as a service...and restarted, and I see it running in taskmanager.exe....but is it actually doing anything? Wh...
by BigDu21
Wed Dec 15, 2004 10:48 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New Fanless VGA Cooling : Thermaltake Schooner
Replies: 7
Views: 4145

Has anybody had a chance to order/try this with any of the 6800 cards yet?? I've submitted a query to TT's tech support section asking for more detailed specs on the card, including if it's rated to cool a 6800GT, and how it fits w/ mobos. I'll update when/if I get anything back from them.
by BigDu21
Wed Dec 15, 2004 7:12 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading CPU, MB, VGA coolers possibly case, advice??
Replies: 6
Views: 2310

Brilliant. Thanks for the help all, now I get to make some decisions and go buy the parts. :lol:
by BigDu21
Tue Dec 14, 2004 8:29 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Quiet under $100
Replies: 19
Views: 5295

Found where you can buy that artic-cooling case mentioned above: <http://www.scythe-usa.com/> That's for the U.S., obviously--if you look on the artic cooling site, they have a "where-to-buy" button at the top right, if you're in another country. Still don't see any interior pics of it though--maybe...
by BigDu21
Tue Dec 14, 2004 7:50 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading CPU, MB, VGA coolers possibly case, advice??
Replies: 6
Views: 2310

Upgrading CPU, MB, VGA coolers possibly case, advice??

Hi all; Thanks to Mike C. for the great site!! I'm a newbie and built my first computer for myself ~15 months ago. And was greatly pleased when I turned it on and found I had created a jet engine. :shock: That pleasure, of course, wore off quickly and I'm now getting around to looking at quieting it...