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by addyngan
Sat Nov 25, 2006 3:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help to a quieter Fusion/NSK2400 HTPC
Replies: 7
Views: 3007

Help to a quieter Fusion/NSK2400 HTPC

Hi all, I just build a HTPC but found it too loud. Here's my current setup (shown below): Case: Antec Fusion CPU: C2D E6400 MB: Asus P5B-VM HS: Zalman 7700 AlCu (Stock fan, lowest setting on fanmate) Case fan: Rear removed, front at LOW HD: WD3200KS http://people.csail.mit.edu/addy/fusion.jpg As see...
by addyngan
Thu Nov 24, 2005 5:13 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 500GB 7200.9 loud seek!!
Replies: 17
Views: 3988

Update:

I've replaced the Seagate 500GB with a Western digital WD3200JD. Idle noise is a bit higher, but the seek is much quieter, even when AAM is off. I haven't tried AAM yet.

I will not buy any seagate drive again unless they fixed the seek noise..
by addyngan
Fri Nov 18, 2005 12:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 500GB 7200.9 loud seek!!
Replies: 17
Views: 3988

On the drive bracket that came with the Sonata, mounted in the normal position.

Around the HD.. hmm.. my other drives, cables, and a nexus fan soft mounted to the drive cage.
by addyngan
Fri Nov 18, 2005 12:29 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 500GB 7200.9 loud seek!!
Replies: 17
Views: 3988

Yah i am so disappointed..

Now i am thinking of replacing it with a WD3200JD. Do you think it would be much quieter?
by addyngan
Fri Nov 18, 2005 12:10 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 500GB 7200.9 loud seek!!
Replies: 17
Views: 3988

I put it on sorbothane strips, no screws anywhere.

MikeC: How's the seek noise on ur sample?
by addyngan
Fri Nov 18, 2005 11:34 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 500GB 7200.9 loud seek!!
Replies: 17
Views: 3988

jaganath: thanks for the reply. No i am not expecting the large drive to be very quiet (but i do need the size), but what i am comparing it to, is 2 maxtor DM9, giving a same total number of 4 platters, and also at 7200rpm, and they are no samsungs. Really the problem is AAM. With my 2 DM9 running i...
by addyngan
Fri Nov 18, 2005 8:49 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 500GB 7200.9 loud seek!!
Replies: 17
Views: 3988

500GB 7200.9 loud seek!!

Not having done my homework, i didn't know about the AAM issue of seagate, and bought the new 7200.9 500GB. While the idle noise is reasonable, the seek noise is super-annoying, it is much louder than the 2x DM9 i am replacing, and i can even hear the seeks over regular TV sound! Notice all my drive...
by addyngan
Mon Aug 29, 2005 9:58 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: X2 Running hot with 7700AlCu... switch to Ninja?
Replies: 15
Views: 3742

On my current system i switched from the 7000AlCU at 5V to Ninja w/Nexus at 12V. The load temp (2xPrime95) goes from 60C to 49C at stock speed, and I can't be happier. This allows me to OC my system to 2.4G @ 1.35V. Now my load temp is around 55C. (All numbers are recorded at about 24C ambient) Do n...
by addyngan
Fri Aug 26, 2005 2:02 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: RAM Recommendations for A8N-SLI Premium
Replies: 7
Views: 1890

I had great experience with the OCZ memory platinum (2x1GB) as well, and if you don't plan to overclock there's no reason to spend more money on the PC4000 memory.
by addyngan
Sat Jul 30, 2005 11:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: AMD 4200+ Dual core on Foxconn Motherboard - no SMP.
Replies: 8
Views: 2930

Yes installing the driver gave me the second processor shown in the task manager. But i am running XP Pro, not the 64-bit version.
by addyngan
Sat Jul 30, 2005 6:21 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: AMD 4200+ Dual core on Foxconn Motherboard - no SMP.
Replies: 8
Views: 2930

Download the driver from here:
http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/Tec ... 18,00.html

Hope you love your dual core :-)
by addyngan
Fri Jul 29, 2005 9:14 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Dual Core Power Consumption - Intel vs AMD
Replies: 1
Views: 1015

Dual Core Power Consumption - Intel vs AMD

I am just wondering about this out of curiosity. From various reviews i saw on the web, the power consumption at full load of the intel dual core SYSTEM is more than 100W higher than the athlon X2 counterpart. Why is the difference so big, provided the TDP of the processors are only 20W apart? (110W...
by addyngan
Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:40 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Zalman VF700 suffcient for 7800GTX?
Replies: 14
Views: 4544

What's your (idle temp,load temp, fan voltage) with the 7800 GTX with the VF700?

Was the installation easy? How did u clean up the thermal grease on the GPU?
by addyngan
Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:44 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermally controlling a Zalman VF-700cu
Replies: 14
Views: 6025

How do u configure speedfan to read the GPU temperature?
by addyngan
Tue Jul 26, 2005 3:24 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: X2 4400+ too hot!
Replies: 16
Views: 3919

I took the plunge and ordered the ninja with a nexus fan. Hope i can get it soon! If it still doesn't help by much i will really need to consider a p180..
by addyngan
Tue Jul 26, 2005 10:08 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: X2 4400+ too hot!
Replies: 16
Views: 3919

Now that i have reseated the heatsink and the temp stay the same (23C ambient, 59-60C for 2 instances of prime95, w/ 7000AlCu at 5V, and 54-55C for 12V), i am considering several options: 1. Better heatsink: Ninja or XP-120, probably with a nexus at 12V. If i simply plug it the numbers from the revi...
by addyngan
Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:04 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: X2 4400+ too hot!
Replies: 16
Views: 3919

hmm.. i just reseat the heatsink (and spreading the arctic silver) but the temp is the same.. :(
by addyngan
Tue Jul 26, 2005 6:54 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: X2 4400+ too hot!
Replies: 16
Views: 3919

Thanks for everyone's reply! Mari0-Br0s: I am running it stock right now, and software monitor reports 1.3V, and i do not overclock atm because of the already high temp. I saw that you also run a similar setup but with the P180 (and what heatsink?), what's ur temp like? Shadowknight: I believe the h...
by addyngan
Mon Jul 25, 2005 8:12 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: X2 4400+ too hot!
Replies: 16
Views: 3919

Thanks for the reply. I read from the SPCR review that the 7700 ALCU is not significantly better than the 7000 ALCU, and the 7700 CU is way too heavy.

Yeh i am amazed by the look of the stock heatsink that came with my 4400+ too. Have you tried to use it? How is the temp and the noise?
by addyngan
Mon Jul 25, 2005 5:33 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: X2 4400+ too hot!
Replies: 16
Views: 3919

X2 4400+ too hot!

I am excited to install my new X2 4400+ today, but the cpu temp is too high for me to feel safe. I am wondering if there's something that i did wrong, or if i was expecting too much from my case + heatsink + airflow setup etc. Before i installed the X2, i had a winchester 3200+, at ambient temperaut...
by addyngan
Sat May 07, 2005 9:52 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: X800 XL Cooling
Replies: 8
Views: 2607

Attach the VF-700 fan to the small 3-pin header on the card?

Is there a way to attach the VF-700 fan to the 3-pin header on the graphics card? anybody?

Addy
by addyngan
Fri May 06, 2005 7:30 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: X800 XL Cooling
Replies: 8
Views: 2607

X800 XL Cooling

I am pleasantly surprised to learn about the AtiTool. It supports dynamic fan control, which basically means i can set the stock fan to run at 15% speed when i am not playing games, and practically it's nearly inaudible. It's really nice to have the fan only work as hard as it needs to. So my questi...
by addyngan
Fri May 06, 2005 8:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Winnie 3200+ Temps(Asus A8N-SLI vs Gigabyte K8N Ultra-9)
Replies: 4
Views: 1428

i see.. i thought the temperature comes straight from the CPU and was expecting reasonable comparison. Anyway, what do u think the error of the temperature would be? +- 5C? And is my 37C/46C idle/load temperature in good shape for my setup? If i were to get some thermal probe, would it help improvin...
by addyngan
Thu May 05, 2005 8:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Winnie 3200+ Temps(Asus A8N-SLI vs Gigabyte K8N Ultra-9)
Replies: 4
Views: 1428

Winnie 3200+ Temps(Asus A8N-SLI vs Gigabyte K8N Ultra-9)

Hi, I am upgrading my system to AMD64, and I have tried two motherboards so far which give me significantly temperature. My current config: AMD Winchester 3200+, Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe, ATI X800XL, 2x512MB Kingston. Antec Sonata, Nexus 120mm on HD cage, Stock case fan, stock PSU, NB47J on nforce4 chips...
by addyngan
Mon May 02, 2005 8:12 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Gigabyte K8N Ultra-9 Sensors
Replies: 8
Views: 3186

Gigabyte K8N Ultra-9 Sensors

I just got the gigabyte K8N Ultra-9 board last week, but i am confused about the temperature sensors. First of all, in the software EasyTune5 that comes with the MB, i can only see the CPU temperature, and it's about 30 idle and 40 peak. It does not show any other temperatures. I then used MBM5 to l...
by addyngan
Sun May 01, 2005 9:12 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Help! My Sonata PSU squealing!
Replies: 5
Views: 1639

A related question: Do you think the PSU squealing are correlated with potential PSU failure? For the past 2 days I run Prime95 to test the system stability, and i have blue screens of DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL and MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION several time. As my memory come from previous system and ...
by addyngan
Fri Apr 29, 2005 1:12 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Help! My Sonata PSU squealing!
Replies: 5
Views: 1639

Hmm. I tried to localize the sound, and all i can conclude is that the PSU squealing is dominant. I can't say the MB have no part in this, but it's definitely loudest when i point to the PSU, e.g. exhaust fan area.
by addyngan
Fri Apr 29, 2005 7:03 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Help! My Sonata PSU squealing!
Replies: 5
Views: 1639

Thanks for the reply. I am still surprised that the 'whine' is so bad. It's really unbearable. I thought i know what coil whine sounds like, but the one i have is 10 times worse than i ever encountered. Anyway, i have tried unplugging everything except the MB + CPU + HD, (X800XL removed), but the sq...
by addyngan
Thu Apr 28, 2005 9:51 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Help! My Sonata PSU squealing!
Replies: 5
Views: 1639

Help! My Sonata PSU squealing!

I swap out my old P4 2.4C with P4P800 with AMD MB+CPU today, in my Antec Sonata. However, once i turn on the machine with the new MB + CPU + Gfx card, there is a super loud high-pitch buzz. I try my best to localize it and i think it's coming from the PSU (I'm 80% sure). Do you think my PSU is dying...
by addyngan
Tue Apr 26, 2005 8:51 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: How do i install the front fan to Sonata?
Replies: 1
Views: 899

How do i install the front fan to Sonata?

I've got the Nexus 120mm Quiet Fan, but i can't figure out a way to mount it to the HD cage of the Sonata. There seems to be no screw thread on the fan..