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by TheMuffinMan
Tue Mar 18, 2003 7:32 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Is my PSU/CPU overheating?
Replies: 3
Views: 1731

The Mobo temp seems a bit high (unless that's your CPU, in which case it would be really low), but the PSU temp seems completely fine.

My MB is 30 right now, PSU is 46.1, running folding. No clue what ambient is...
by TheMuffinMan
Mon Mar 17, 2003 5:37 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Silent Media Box!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2236

The Nemiah C3's haven't come out yet. All of the EPIA M-10000's are the old C3 so far...
by TheMuffinMan
Sun Mar 16, 2003 6:07 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Changing Fan on Stock P-4
Replies: 1
Views: 1329

Yes!
There is a P4 heatsink roundup on this site:
http://www.silentpcreview.com/modules.p ... =57&page=1
by TheMuffinMan
Sun Mar 16, 2003 6:06 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Join the SPCR Folding@Home effort
Replies: 436
Views: 168489

My only problem is that Bryce 5 eats up 100% of the processor, and I am rendering at least 6 hours a day now...until my workload settles.
by TheMuffinMan
Thu Mar 13, 2003 12:22 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Join the SPCR Folding@Home effort
Replies: 436
Views: 168489

Put in my first WU! 6 people total on the SCPR team have put up a WU...twice what it was a day or two a go. Not bad!
45/400 for my next WU...
by TheMuffinMan
Thu Mar 13, 2003 4:20 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Join the SPCR Folding@Home effort
Replies: 436
Views: 168489

70% done with my first WU...should be done by the time I get home...
by TheMuffinMan
Wed Mar 12, 2003 10:01 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Gonna plunge in to Watercooling over the weekend need recomd
Replies: 4
Views: 4252

Swiftec makes good GPU blocks tho
If you are going to be using a high-performance card, get the Swiftec GPU block or make sure there is some water resistance in the block. The card will get real hot real fast if there is no water resistance (smooth, flat interior)
by TheMuffinMan
Wed Mar 12, 2003 8:57 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Safe PSU Temps?
Replies: 1
Views: 1185

Safe PSU Temps?

What is the approx. safe temperature for a PSU? I have a probe on the bottom of one of the heatsinks right now. It's reading 118 F (47.7 C) and that sounds a bit high. Any ideas?
by TheMuffinMan
Wed Mar 12, 2003 5:07 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: I modded the AMD retail heatsink. (pics 200k)
Replies: 10
Views: 2435

Post temps ASAP! I'm really curious to see how well this would work.
by TheMuffinMan
Wed Mar 12, 2003 3:16 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Join the SPCR Folding@Home effort
Replies: 436
Views: 168489

Ok, it's mostly working now. I calculated that I should be done with my first work unit in 19 hours...
by TheMuffinMan
Wed Mar 12, 2003 1:26 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Join the SPCR Folding@Home effort
Replies: 436
Views: 168489

I game on my iBook now, so I have my webserver to do folding! It's on and working now. It crashes whenever I try to open display mode though...so I'm not sure if it's actually doing anything :!: EDIT: My temps went up 9C over idle...it's working all right! What is the X/600 thing? The FAQ doesn't sa...
by TheMuffinMan
Mon Mar 03, 2003 8:55 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: most powerful fanless video card ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3137

PC P&C = PC Power and Cooling
PC Power and Cooling
by TheMuffinMan
Mon Mar 03, 2003 8:15 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: most powerful fanless video card ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3137

I have a 9000 Pro with the fan unplugged (Mfrd. by ATI, stock heatsink) with a PC P&C at 5v running over it. The GPU is around case temp.

That Tyan (the 9000 Pro) one would run fine with the fan unplugged. That heatsink is huge compared to the ATI stock ones.
by TheMuffinMan
Thu Feb 27, 2003 4:56 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Info about some quiet notebook hard drives.
Replies: 46
Views: 21750

I have a Fujitsu HDD in my PowerBook...very very quiet compared to the old IBM that was in there.
by TheMuffinMan
Wed Feb 26, 2003 5:12 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Think im ready to buy, any warnings on my system
Replies: 14
Views: 4240

I have a WD400 and it WHINES like crazy. I had to put it in a box, in foam, and then another box to shut it up, and it's nowhere near completely silent.
by TheMuffinMan
Tue Feb 25, 2003 10:02 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Success Story!
Replies: 13
Views: 3937

Yup. Get a little airflow on that sucker. 50-55 C is dangerous territory...
by TheMuffinMan
Tue Feb 25, 2003 12:47 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: so how about the sk-7
Replies: 4
Views: 2116

The SK7 does fit most motherboards. It comes close to 1 capacitor of mine, but it's fine. The AX7 does not fit my board, FYI. The heatsink is higher than the AMD allowance. 454 g vs. 350 g max (+ the fan) shipping...as long as you watch it, and don't shake it around too much. Mine fits pretty damn s...
by TheMuffinMan
Fri Feb 21, 2003 7:40 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Does your board support Speedfan? List it here!
Replies: 42
Views: 15955

I sent him a report a while back, and mine's not on there....so it would be a good idea to use both experiences from this forum, and that list.
by TheMuffinMan
Fri Feb 21, 2003 4:05 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: silent solution
Replies: 13
Views: 4193

Get the Zalman flower (all copper). The P4 versions are great.
by TheMuffinMan
Tue Feb 18, 2003 7:50 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: 3dmark03
Replies: 27
Views: 7163

Actually the main quest for Morrowind isn't all *that* long. If you follow the main plot intently and become the Nevarine as soon as possible, I'd estimate that it takes about as long as a "standard" RPG. The thing is, the developers seem intent on throwing as many diversions as possible in the way...
by TheMuffinMan
Tue Feb 18, 2003 12:25 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Building new computer, need advice
Replies: 7
Views: 2464

Re: Building new computer, need advice

Im building a new gaming PC and im on a budget so I was thinking of getting a radeon 9500pro. I know it probably wont be quiet but I can always put a zalman zm80a on it later if i really find it necessary. 1. Anyone have any problems with 9500pro's? Or any other suggestions? 2. I was wondering what...
by TheMuffinMan
Tue Feb 18, 2003 12:21 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Sirtec 340W w/ undervolted Papst or just a Nexus3000?
Replies: 6
Views: 2870

I kinda have that too. I think decoupling would be the best solution...

I also get a significant amount of "woosh" noise coming from my PSU. Do you have this also?
by TheMuffinMan
Tue Feb 18, 2003 9:54 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD 120 GB Special Edition issues: Am I screwed?
Replies: 13
Views: 4318

MGP wrote:so would the segate barracuda V with 8mb cache be much quieter than my western digital se drive? thanks.
I think Mike was saying yes.
by TheMuffinMan
Sun Feb 16, 2003 6:45 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: 3dmark03
Replies: 27
Views: 7163

jhh wrote: I don't think games are even taking full advantage of DX8 yet.
Morrowind: The Elder Scrolls is the only game where I can tell that it's taking full advantage of DX8. It uses Pixel Shaders on the water and in some other environmental objects. It looks great BTW.
by TheMuffinMan
Sun Feb 16, 2003 10:26 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Does your board support Speedfan? List it here!
Replies: 42
Views: 15955

IWill XP 333 & 333R - Yes, the CPU header and the front case fan header.

My Antec case fan scales smoothly from 0 to 100 percent (I keep it at around 20%).
My PC P&Cs only go from 90 to 100 percent. Anything less than that, and they just turn off.
by TheMuffinMan
Sat Feb 15, 2003 3:02 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: 3dmark03
Replies: 27
Views: 7163

Re: 3dmark03

shunx wrote:Anyone tried the new 3dmark yet? It's quite demanding, I only got about 1200 with a Duron and GF4Ti. Now I feel like upgrading.
I got a 1076 with a Radeon 9000 and a 1700+...in a year or two, I'll score over 8000. For now, I'll settle with my battery backup upgrade.
by TheMuffinMan
Wed Feb 12, 2003 8:21 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A suggestion I heard...
Replies: 33
Views: 25495

I've seen lots of inventive cross-polination of technologies here: Lawn mower intakes used as filters, Pringles cans used as ducts, Car radiators used for cooling, etc, etc...... But Castration Bands!?! for that you deserve some kind of award. Nicely done I was gonna post that, but thanks for doing...
by TheMuffinMan
Wed Feb 12, 2003 4:55 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What's the fastest Athlon XP with SK-7 and panaflo L1a
Replies: 5
Views: 2480

I have a 1700+ with an SK-7/PC P&C Silencer at ~7v blowing down
43 C Processor, 34 C Case, ~25 C Ambient

HTH
by TheMuffinMan
Wed Feb 12, 2003 1:23 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AMD 500/K2, New Post, Need Help
Replies: 5
Views: 2293

I ran a K6-2 350 w/o a fan for a long time without even realizing it...but I don't recommend that. The K6-2 500 disperses about 20.75 watts of heat. If you got an SK-7 for $25 and a quiet fan, and undervolted the fan to 5v, the processor would be very cool, and would be dead silent. I recommend the ...
by TheMuffinMan
Mon Feb 10, 2003 2:37 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Reverse airflow on HS fan
Replies: 3
Views: 1686

I have an SK-7 and a PC PnC silencer on a 1700+ With the sensor touching the back of the die: Sucking (air blowing "up" on a horizontal setup) is 2-3 C cooler, but noticeably loud, especially when the fan is at full power (12v). Blowing (down) is 2-3 C hotter than sucking (note: that sounded very wr...