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by Gandalf
Sun Mar 20, 2005 5:25 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12-430: Beyond the Super Tornado
Replies: 200
Views: 181192

I contacted a german shop wich sells Seasonic psus and asked if they will sell the SS-400HT. Well they answered me that they will check the price and sell them if they come avaiable. So hopefully next week I can tell you more if you can buy a SS-400HT. Could you tell me which shop this is? :) Consi...
by Gandalf
Sun Mar 20, 2005 5:24 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12-430: Beyond the Super Tornado
Replies: 200
Views: 181192

Probably for the same reason mains electricity is transported across the country at 15,000V* rather than 15,000A - power loss is reduced. *actual voltage varies with location. Do not test yourself with a voltmeter. Well .. no. That's because the powercables act as resistors (about 1Ohm/metre @ 1mm ...
by Gandalf
Sat Mar 19, 2005 2:42 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12-430: Beyond the Super Tornado
Replies: 200
Views: 181192

MikeC wrote:BTW, one thing to keep in mind about all SPCR PSU tests: They are conducted with 120VAC input. With 220~240VAC input (EU & most of Asia, AFAIK), PSU efficiency goes up by 2~3%.
Can anyone explain why that's so?
by Gandalf
Fri Feb 25, 2005 6:43 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic gets first 80 Plus certification
Replies: 21
Views: 8961

Prices in Belgium are around 0,15-0,20eur (depending on the supplier, of course), so we could save even more :P.

Does anyone know of some european dealers which sell these PSUs?
by Gandalf
Thu Apr 15, 2004 9:31 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Mobile Barton 2500 - owners and wannabe owners...
Replies: 155
Views: 122387

I got one a couple of weeks back, currently running at 1500mhz (166 x 9) at 1.225v ...
Who else has undervolted his?
by Gandalf
Tue Apr 06, 2004 11:36 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Athlon 64 software cooling (disconnect/HLT/Cool&Quiet)
Replies: 52
Views: 115062

How do you get cpu-throtteling to work (I have a mobile xp 2500+) on a regular pc motherboard? (abit nf7-s) on windoze xp?
by Gandalf
Mon Apr 05, 2004 10:04 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Asus A7V8X-MX question
Replies: 3
Views: 1601

Asus A7V8X-MX question

I found out that this motherboard has no *overclocking* features .. but does it have underclocking/undervolting features? *hopes so*
It's the cheapest thing I can find, and I could use something cheap :/
by Gandalf
Thu Mar 25, 2004 11:53 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Momentus Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1999

Momentus Question

As you know there's two versions, 2mb cache and 8mb cache. There's only a 7USD difference in the drives, still, I'm wondering whether the extra cache is worth it, at the cost of consuming more power (and 7 bucks :P )..

Anyone?
by Gandalf
Sun Jan 18, 2004 2:54 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New silent superflower psu with 14cm fan!
Replies: 16
Views: 3968

It frustrates me that all new PSU's are 300W+ when a simple 250 or 200W would suffice for most computers.
by Gandalf
Mon Jan 05, 2004 12:36 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New Zalman Power Supply - ZM300B
Replies: 18
Views: 4439

The thing that bothers me about Zalman PSU's is that they waste a shitload of power when they're turned off. Your average ATX PSU won't consume much more than 10W when turned off, but the goodie Zalman manages to draw anywhere between 20 and 40W. Why, I do not know. But I know it needs fixing. (Yes ...
by Gandalf
Mon Jan 05, 2004 12:34 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Prescott to produce 'only' 82watt, not 103!
Replies: 3
Views: 1390

Only :roll:.
That's like saying a lightbulb *only* wastes 90% of the power on heat :roll:.
by Gandalf
Mon Dec 29, 2003 2:55 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Disturbing discovery on Aopen PSU
Replies: 8
Views: 3044

The air blowing out of the AOpen was definitely warmer than the Codegen yes.
by Gandalf
Mon Dec 29, 2003 3:13 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: UPS (no no, not the delivery guys)
Replies: 12
Views: 3230

Thankfully my line is rather clean. It dies on a nearly daily basis (well, sort of), but it's clean :lol:.
by Gandalf
Mon Dec 29, 2003 3:11 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Disturbing discovery on Aopen PSU
Replies: 8
Views: 3044

Haha. Yes yes, I am quite certain of it. It was a simple boot process followed by 10 minutes of inactivity. The difference was pretty much the same during the boot process. And even if it was a PFC issue my line would have to be serious shit. I mean 60W difference ...... that'd mean I'd have to have...
by Gandalf
Sun Dec 28, 2003 3:33 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Disturbing discovery on Aopen PSU
Replies: 8
Views: 3044

It reads out in KWh, as well as volts and amps seperately. The reading is pretty accurate imho as the device is certified by my power company (so I'm assuming the results are comparable to the ones used to base my bills on). It's still quite odd and makes very little sense. Maybe I should try anothe...
by Gandalf
Sun Dec 28, 2003 12:46 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Disturbing discovery on Aopen PSU
Replies: 8
Views: 3044

Disturbing discovery on Aopen PSU

I have an energy-meter laying around and I was curious to see how much some of systems consumed. One of them is a Duron 950mhz with a simple 3gig hd, 64mb SDRAM and one fan (the CPU fan). It used an Aopen 300W PSU. Odd enough it consumed a whopping 90Watts while *IDLING* under OpenBSD. I swapped the...
by Gandalf
Sun Dec 28, 2003 2:56 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quietest HD available.
Replies: 29
Views: 8418

Trip wrote:the spinpoint is their first quiet HDD, right?
Not really. Maybe the first one they advertise as being quiet. They've always been a lot less loud than their competitors (minus seagate .. ).
by Gandalf
Sat Dec 27, 2003 2:13 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: UPS (no no, not the delivery guys)
Replies: 12
Views: 3230

Aye. Sounds like a plan. I might as well fork up a few more euro's and make sure it's silent.
by Gandalf
Sat Dec 27, 2003 10:10 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: UPS (no no, not the delivery guys)
Replies: 12
Views: 3230

UPS (no no, not the delivery guys)

I've been thinking of buying a UPS -- interruptable power supply -- for quite some time now. I have my eyes set on one of Merlin Gerin's smaller models. One of the Pulsar Ellipse series (don't know which one yet, somewhere inbetween 500 and 800VA). However, I have one consern .. silence. Does anyone...
by Gandalf
Sun Dec 21, 2003 11:12 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Lippert Mini-ITX Thunderbird
Replies: 52
Views: 17155

It's a bloody cool board. Sadly it's too damned expensive. :(.
by Gandalf
Sun Dec 21, 2003 11:09 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Athlon 64 3000+ 512kb cache pretty good deal
Replies: 1
Views: 999

Another fine thing is that is consumes a lot less power.
by Gandalf
Sun Oct 12, 2003 12:14 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Zalman ZM80-C on FX5900U: my experiences so far
Replies: 16
Views: 6382

I installed the ZM80A today -- without a fan -- on my FX5600. I found the installation to be rather time consuming and cumbersome, but it's worth it alright! After playing JediKnight: Jedi Academy (multiplayer) for 2 hours the heatsink was warm, but not hot. So that's good I guess. I'm afraid I don'...
by Gandalf
Tue Sep 23, 2003 12:23 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: DVD +/- R(W) & CDRW
Replies: 4
Views: 2008

DVD +/- R(W) & CDRW

Mmm .. does anyone know of a dvd rw/cdrw combo drive? (Preferably one that can handle both the + as - standard) Of course I would very much like it to be silent, duh. And erhm, if possible, not too pricy?
by Gandalf
Sun Jul 27, 2003 5:15 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Intel Prescott > 100 W !!?
Replies: 20
Views: 5873

I'm aware of that. But PCI cards are considerably slower than AGP cards.
Do the C3's still fit in the P4 sockets?

IMHO it would be a good idea to make C3's AMD socket compatible.
by Gandalf
Sun Jul 27, 2003 3:17 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman CNPS7000ALCu works well on Opteron
Replies: 2
Views: 1309

How hot does your opteron get? Is it cooler than similar Athlons?
by Gandalf
Sun Jul 27, 2003 2:09 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Intel Prescott > 100 W !!?
Replies: 20
Views: 5873

It's precisely this kind of ridiculous pell-mell drive to higher speed with no regard to thermal / noise issues that makes VIA's C3 look so much "smarter". If the C3 could be ramped up to match the computing power of something like an Athlon 1G, XP1600 or P4-1.6A while keeping the heat down below 2...
by Gandalf
Sun Jul 27, 2003 2:06 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: high-purity isopropanol
Replies: 7
Views: 1965

I usually "borrow" mine from the hospital where I work ;). Lots of interesting stuff there hehe.
by Gandalf
Sat Jul 26, 2003 1:41 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: rubber gloves...
Replies: 27
Views: 7221

Does not change the rule. Left hand in pocket. That's always a good rule, when you can spare the hand that is. Caution is important though. By having your left hand in your pocket, you block the path from your left hand to ground via either foot, through your heart. Current passing from your right ...
by Gandalf
Sat Jul 26, 2003 1:36 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Zalman ZM80A-HP users .. help me out please?
Replies: 9
Views: 5464

Ah well, I'll just wait and see what the Athlon64 brings us ... new coolers for sure, but I don't know what kind of coolers obviously.

En euhm, da's ook een manier natuurlijk hehe :).
by Gandalf
Sat Jul 26, 2003 10:07 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Intel Prescott > 100 W !!?
Replies: 20
Views: 5873

DryFire wrote:Liquid nitrogen anyone?
I think I'll pass :P.
*boots his 8088* It's good enough for emailing :P.