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by ChiefWeasel
Wed Jun 18, 2003 4:08 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: :( A sad day...
Replies: 14
Views: 6084

Woohoo! Im going again now :) Ordered an Abit IS7-E, and it has arrived and everything else (CPU and Ram) was ok (Graphics gone too :( but was about to buy a new card anyway hehe). So ive got Ram running in dual channel now - which is nice :) Had to cut down the volts to the NB fan from 12 to 5 tho!...
by ChiefWeasel
Sun Jun 15, 2003 2:16 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: :( A sad day...
Replies: 14
Views: 6084

Radeonman wrote:Are you sure your mobo is dead and not just your chip?
The mobo doesnt even switch itself on, or the psu. Chip may be dead too :( but im hoping not hehe :)

Was getting bored to tears in hospital hehe, so anything to interest me :)
by ChiefWeasel
Sat Jun 14, 2003 9:49 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: :( A sad day...
Replies: 14
Views: 6084

Mobo is dead too :( HD is fine tho :) Have booted Nexus psu using the old green/earth shorting trick, and it is very quiet! tho thats with little load hehe. Taken a while to check it out as ive been in hospital for over a week, after being in a car accident the same day my nexus arrived! whoops!
by ChiefWeasel
Wed Jun 04, 2003 6:35 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: :( A sad day...
Replies: 14
Views: 6084

:P

Just had another email from Quiet PC! [snip] ========================================================================== INVOICE ========================================================================== G Garrett T/A Quietpc.com, Brawby Grange, Brawby, Malton, YO17 6PZ, UK Tel: +44 (0)870 321 4620 F...
by ChiefWeasel
Wed Jun 04, 2003 3:30 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: :( A sad day...
Replies: 14
Views: 6084

STOP PRESS!!!!!!!!! Have just checked my email and i had a prompt response from Paul at QuietPc.com. Despite it being out of guarantee, he not only said he would send me a new one out straight away, but also gave me a choice of Zalman, Q-Technology and the Nexus! Went for the Nexus :) Needless to sa...
by ChiefWeasel
Wed Jun 04, 2003 2:38 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: :( A sad day...
Replies: 14
Views: 6084

Thanks guys, yeah with postage (from £3.75 i think it said), it should be just over £60 for the nexus from halcyonics. Had a look at the SilenX from the states and Exoticpc.com said shipping was around $40 with 14dB PSU at $80, and 18dB at $60, couldnt find shipping info at silenx.com. Would rather ...
by ChiefWeasel
Wed Jun 04, 2003 2:21 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: :( A sad day...
Replies: 14
Views: 6084

Ah, found the nexus 300W for £60 from halcyonics. Best ive found so far i think.
by ChiefWeasel
Wed Jun 04, 2003 2:06 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: :( A sad day...
Replies: 14
Views: 6084

:( A sad day...

...today my 300W Q-Technology PSU blew up :( Woke up to find my computer off (left on last night ;)), no reponse from power switch, so i tryed another extension cable (thinking fuse may have gone). Plugged it in, and got a loud bang and sparks out the back of the PSU :( . Heres hoping it hasnt taken...
by ChiefWeasel
Wed Feb 26, 2003 8:13 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I think I need a better heatsink for my P4 2.4Ghz
Replies: 15
Views: 5982

Have a look at the software page in the links page from the main site. Get MBM5 and use that to measure your temps directly in Windows. Theres also a link to a prog to stress the CPU.

Ambient temps in the room the computer is in?
by ChiefWeasel
Wed Feb 26, 2003 3:00 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I think I need a better heatsink for my P4 2.4Ghz
Replies: 15
Views: 5982

Ok, jus wondering how your measuring your temps ie what prog? how is the PSU temp measured? are you sure you're measuring the right temps? Have you tried using a CPU stress test like Prime95 and using MBM to measure temps? I would say have the CPU fan at 7.5V and the case fans at 5V. What are the sp...
by ChiefWeasel
Tue Feb 25, 2003 8:15 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I think I need a better heatsink for my P4 2.4Ghz
Replies: 15
Views: 5982

Im using an 8942 as well :) Tho i have a papst NGML on it (19dB, 26CFM), running at about 9V. Both temps a coupla degrees higher than yours. Mines a 1.8A at 2.4 with vcore at 1.575V. Is your vcore above stock voltage?
by ChiefWeasel
Tue Feb 25, 2003 4:53 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: How much cfm is enough?
Replies: 9
Views: 3691

Do you have an 80mm fan you can try it with? Doesnt have to be a panaflo, jus something with similar CFM, so that you can test what temps you get...

If its too hot then maybe try using a 120mm L1a as you suggested.
by ChiefWeasel
Tue Feb 25, 2003 4:47 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Artic Silver vs. Thermal Pad for stock P4 HS/F?
Replies: 10
Views: 4333

Arctic Silver should give a 3-5*C improvement over the thermal pad. Do you have the guide on how to remove it properly? Or are you getting an upgraded HS?
by ChiefWeasel
Tue Feb 25, 2003 4:44 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I think I need a better heatsink for my P4 2.4Ghz
Replies: 15
Views: 5982

Re: I think I need a better heatsink for my P4 2.4Ghz

So I guess what I am looking for is a recommendation on things I can do to make the system more silent. I saw the recommendation on the Thermaright SLK-900U. Should I go with something like this and 92 mm pana fan? Does this setup really cool that much better than what I have? Yes it will! Much bet...
by ChiefWeasel
Mon Feb 24, 2003 8:12 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Mainboard temperture sensor, where is it?
Replies: 2
Views: 1880

I dont know how p4 work but if that was an athlon my guess would be that you are geting 2 readings for the cpu: - the internal temperature sensor; and the cpu temperature sensor located on the board. True for Athlons, but Pentium boards dont have a temp sensor under the chip... I would also like to...
by ChiefWeasel
Mon Feb 24, 2003 5:04 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: sound deadening materials again
Replies: 15
Views: 9917

Found a pic here of something which is like what i meant, you will need to use a couple of layers. http://www.raving.demon.co.uk/pics/flashtape.gif Its what people use to dampen vibrations in cars too. ps: how were you planning on attaching the mdf to the case? You said silicon, but did you mean ove...
by ChiefWeasel
Mon Feb 24, 2003 4:24 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: How much cfm is enough?
Replies: 9
Views: 3691

Far too difficult to say i think - even if you did get a number you would need to take into account the fact that you dont know how much CFM you will get from a fan setup after it has to contend with all the obstacles in a case. Having said that i think i would try using 2 L1a's - 1 in, 1 out, and s...
by ChiefWeasel
Wed Feb 19, 2003 9:50 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: ZM80A-HP Cooling tips.
Replies: 10
Views: 4057

Re: ZM80A-HP in the post

where do these fans get their power? 3-pins plug into the mobo and 4-pins to the PSU, would that be right? So if I have already used the 3-pin connector for my CPU HSF, where do I plug in any additional fans? You can get splitters which convert PSU (4pin) connectors into 1 or more 3pin fan connecto...
by ChiefWeasel
Wed Feb 19, 2003 9:44 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Mixing metals, Oxidation ect.
Replies: 12
Views: 6382

Ah ok, i see. It should be fine regarding rusting etc as long as you keep it free from water :roll:

So you're making a 5.25" drive bay then?
by ChiefWeasel
Wed Feb 19, 2003 9:05 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Mixing metals, Oxidation ect.
Replies: 12
Views: 6382

No, it should all be fine. Are you thinking of the problems people get when mixing copper and Alu in watercooling systems? Why not make it out of card? Much easier and cheaper? PS im doing something similar in mine - i have a 5V panaflo pushing air in at the front top and have taken the top two fron...
by ChiefWeasel
Wed Feb 19, 2003 8:16 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Standard PSU without fan
Replies: 11
Views: 6021

Found a nice explanation of how chimneys work here.... quite interesting... ok, need to get out more :D
by ChiefWeasel
Wed Feb 19, 2003 6:06 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: sound deadening materials again
Replies: 15
Views: 9917

Yeah, as soon as you pick the stuff up you will realise its perfect for the job, very dense, flexible and self adhesive. It shouldnt sag or anything, but while your there get some duct tape (2" wide stuff) so you can tape around each edge of the roofing tape as you put it on. The stuff in my car isn...
by ChiefWeasel
Wed Feb 19, 2003 3:56 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: sound deadening materials again
Replies: 15
Views: 9917

To get the density up you want to use some roofing tape from homebase or B&Q. It is a bitumen based layer with an aluminium layer on one side - about 2mm altogther. You warm the bitumen with a hair dryer and stick it straight to the inside of the case. Then duct tape along each edge to double check ...
by ChiefWeasel
Tue Feb 18, 2003 8:18 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Standard PSU without fan
Replies: 11
Views: 6021

Hehe, i jus suggested something similar to this in another thread! Are you running it without a fan now? What do you have in the computer? I be v. careful your PSU doesnt overheat, it might take other components with it if it dies! A 5V Panaflo wont create any noise and would improve airflow in the ...
by ChiefWeasel
Tue Feb 18, 2003 8:08 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Easy to do, and might be very effective..
Replies: 8
Views: 3831

You sure you'll be able to fit the connectors thru the case? The ATX connector and mains connector are pretty big, not sure if i could find a hole big enough to get them thru... unless you were thinking of unwiring them? I'd thought of doing something similar to this, but fixing the PSU on the back ...
by ChiefWeasel
Tue Feb 18, 2003 4:25 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Easy to do, and might be very effective..
Replies: 8
Views: 3831

You'll need pretty long power cables tho wont you? And some place to put them thru the case... dont think mine would reach that far. Assuming i right in thinking that the power cables would now be sticking out of the back of the computer? Also you would need to feed the mains power cable into the co...
by ChiefWeasel
Mon Feb 17, 2003 8:04 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: This guy lapped his Pentium 4 and got 5 deg cooler
Replies: 4
Views: 3548

Could change it to this : http://www.overclockers.com/articles706/ . Looks good, but would have liked some mention of ambient temps. Im sure he took it into account, but it jus crossed my mind that he might have tested temps sometime, spent all evening lapping his CPU, then got 5*C cooler after chec...
by ChiefWeasel
Mon Feb 17, 2003 4:49 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Does your board support Speedfan? List it here!
Replies: 42
Views: 15804

Epox 4BDA2+, no worky :(
by ChiefWeasel
Sun Feb 16, 2003 7:47 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hard drive silence rating?
Replies: 5
Views: 3054

Yep, theres one here, right under your nose! :P :roll:
by ChiefWeasel
Fri Feb 14, 2003 2:12 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Fastest inaudible P4?
Replies: 3
Views: 1864

If its just a server, cant you put it out of the way somewhere? For example, my 1.8A OCed to a 2.4B is inaudible, and its just in a cupboard, which i sit right next to (though it is a large builtin cupboard approx. 10'x7'x2' which is right next to the cold attic, so no probs with the cupboard overhe...