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by Bean
Wed May 31, 2006 5:42 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Mazing/Complicated Pathways: does it work?
Replies: 23
Views: 12014

Deam: Sorry to talk about fans again but I thought you might be interested in what I found. Specifically since you are watercooling. From my test, when I got real close to blocking the fans exhaust, they got louder, the pitch changed prob due to turbulence/cavitation like Isaac mentioned above. 1/1...
by Bean
Sun May 28, 2006 9:12 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Mazing/Complicated Pathways: does it work?
Replies: 23
Views: 12014

Isaac, Did you notice a difference in speed intake vs. exhaust blocked? Maybe it didnt stop it entirely but I seem to remember there was a significant difference between exhaust and intake. Also, maybe I tried it at 12 volts. dont remember its been a long time ago. I will take your results since you...
by Bean
Sun May 28, 2006 7:51 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Mazing/Complicated Pathways: does it work?
Replies: 23
Views: 12014

Deam: Thats a lot a hard drives :shock: . You definately would benefit from the maze and I'd have it's opening facing towards the rear or under the case. In response to Isaac: Makes sense in theory but cover the intake of the fan and it will still rotate. Cover the exhaust and it will stop rotation....
by Bean
Fri Feb 10, 2006 7:38 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Anybody wax their fan blades?
Replies: 6
Views: 2632

I think you both are on to something. Its either the laminar flow or static charge or a combination of both. I waxed the blades thinking it would fill in the microscopic scrathes and imperfections. Then the blade would be slick and nothing for the dust to hang onto. Instead it seems I got the opposi...
by Bean
Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:23 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Anybody wax their fan blades?
Replies: 6
Views: 2632

Thanks for posting that cause I always wondered what if. But yah, that would be a lot of work. If you could seperate the blade portion from the casing it would help alot. But otherwise, it is too tedious. the cleaning and waxing however is somewhat tedious and small fingers would help :wink: but it ...
by Bean
Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:04 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Anybody wax their fan blades?
Replies: 6
Views: 2632

Anybody wax their fan blades?

I did :oops: I want to know of anyone who tried this and what their results were. Comments are welcome. I grabbed an unused seven blade high speed fan (panny BX) and cleaned all but one blade with 90 percent alcohol and left to air dry. The one blade was just wiped with soft cotton. I then waxed thr...
by Bean
Tue Jan 24, 2006 5:45 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: A new fan - Scythe S-FLEX ( fluid dynamic bearing by sony)
Replies: 50
Views: 28027

Its now showing in stock at a couple places. Scythe’s website has links for places to buy.
http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/acc/0 ... etail.html#
by Bean
Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:54 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: A new fan - Scythe S-FLEX ( fluid dynamic bearing by sony)
Replies: 50
Views: 28027

Yah 8.7 @ 33cfm seems dubious. But sony entering into this field may be a good thing for us.
by Bean
Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:31 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: A new fan - Scythe S-FLEX ( fluid dynamic bearing by sony)
Replies: 50
Views: 28027

A new fan - Scythe S-FLEX ( fluid dynamic bearing by sony)

Due Jan 15 according to Scythe's site.

Specifications:
800rpm Version:
33.5CFM / 8.7dBA / DC12V / 0.10A
MSRP: 15 (USD)


see here- http://www.scythe-usa.com/cooler/fan/sflexhtm.htm
by Bean
Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:14 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How long can I expect a case fan to last?
Replies: 11
Views: 4050

awesome. I wonder if having a fan on the horizontal shortens its life?
by Bean
Thu Jan 12, 2006 3:21 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: A Quiet PC for Torrid Thailand
Replies: 129
Views: 84283

I really liked this article. Maybe Hutter labs will do one on the case pictured in this thread :D
by Bean
Fri Nov 18, 2005 1:39 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Asus A8N-VM CSM + x2 3800+ in Nexus Breeze
Replies: 23
Views: 11074

Did you mount the power supply upside down or is that the way its supposed to go? regardless, I like that the wire bundle is at the back side.
by Bean
Fri Nov 18, 2005 12:07 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASUS A8N-VM CSM
Replies: 127
Views: 67328

Erssa thanks for that and glad you got it sorted out. if down the road you have troubles, maybe this will help - quoting someone else here: "I just checked with Excaliberpc on my order and this is what i was told: It seems there were some issues with the first revision mbs. Asus had halted further s...
by Bean
Fri Nov 18, 2005 11:43 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Newbie question about power supply "sleep" mode
Replies: 12
Views: 3201

When asked to go to sleep, it also shuts the PSU off but continues to draw from the +5VSB line enough current to keep the memory active. I am next to ignorant in this area, but think that when a PC goes to sleep (S1, S3, suspend to RAM etc) actually it keeps the PSU running in "full" On mode. Excep...
by Bean
Fri May 06, 2005 10:27 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Where to buy Cephalexin
Replies: 19
Views: 4876

Maybe wrap the foam in aluminum foil. If no oxygen gets to foam - no fire. I dont think it affect the sound much. You don't want anything that conducts electricity touching the underside of your hard drive. Most have exposed electrical circuits and you could short them out. :roll: Well Duh :D yah d...
by Bean
Fri May 06, 2005 10:18 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Mounting Harddrives at odd angles
Replies: 133
Views: 269032

So here's the break down Manufacturer Contact method Response ------- --------------------- -------------------------------------------------- WD Tech support, email 90 degrees. Hitachi Hitachi documentation 90 degrees. Samsung Tech support, phone 90 degrees. Fujitsu Tech support, chat 90 degrees +...
by Bean
Fri May 06, 2005 10:08 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Where to buy Cephalexin
Replies: 19
Views: 4876

Maybe wrap the foam in aluminum foil. If no oxygen gets to foam - no fire. I dont think it affect the sound much.
by Bean
Mon May 02, 2005 9:57 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI onboard gfx VS Chaintech VNF4
Replies: 2
Views: 2804

Link to a chipset comparison - hope it helps

http://techreport.com/reviews/2005q2/a6 ... dex.x?pg=1
by Bean
Mon Apr 11, 2005 9:53 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Quieting a PC, and SPCR... in a nutshell
Replies: 71
Views: 181675

Skimmed over it and its a nice faq!
by Bean
Thu Feb 17, 2005 8:11 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: More SilenX "reviews" at Overclockers.com
Replies: 4
Views: 2261

LOL Ralph.

This seems like the complete opposite approach to the way they used to do reviews. :(
That site was great for heatsinks and such. They even went so far as to get an “Airflow Chamber” http://www.overclockers.com/articles750/
by Bean
Fri Jan 07, 2005 7:27 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: L1A heatsink fan longevity? any fail safe options?
Replies: 9
Views: 3113

I would like to extend a handshake to all respondents!

Thanks everyone for your comments. I think I can rest easier now. Especially since I don't have to worry about a fire. whew! thats a big relief. I was thinking CPU load got pegged during a crash. I guess that its just the opposite - the CPU stops working. is that about right? I think I will leave th...
by Bean
Fri Jan 07, 2005 9:37 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: L1A heatsink fan longevity? any fail safe options?
Replies: 9
Views: 3113

L1A heatsink fan longevity? any fail safe options?

The latest SPCR review has cautionary comments on using sleeve bearing fans on heatsinks. I have been wondering/worrying about this recently and those comments confirm my worries. I built a computer for a relative and it stays on 24/7 (the kid doesnt remember/wont turn the computer off when not in u...
by Bean
Thu Dec 16, 2004 9:06 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silencing a PIII
Replies: 7
Views: 2210

Re: Silencing a PIII

I'm thinking about buying a Nexus Real Silent 120 mm fan (that orange one) and attaching it to the CPU somehow. I'm thinking rubber bands, but I don't know if that's the best way to do it. rubber bands are not good enough for this critical application. I used an 80mm fan and was able to put two scr...
by Bean
Thu Dec 16, 2004 8:47 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Prime 95 and AMD 64 (90nm) underclock not compatible?
Replies: 9
Views: 3152

Prime 95 and AMD 64 (90nm) underclock not compatible?

http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=20262 Apparently overclocking results in prime95 failures. But according to this post by JCviggen at xtremesystems.org (see below)"....never did I meet any K8 though which would not run prime95 at default speed & voltage with the stock cooler." I wondered what hap...
by Bean
Fri Dec 03, 2004 9:51 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Props to Samsung Customer Service
Replies: 17
Views: 4569

Update: my replacement is shipping on Dec.6.
Considering they received on Nov. 24 and the holidays thats pretty good turn around.
by Bean
Thu Dec 02, 2004 8:31 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 45W version of the 2400+M or the 2600+M in the UK?
Replies: 3
Views: 1339

Re: 45W version of the 2400+M or the 2600+M in the UK?

are ALL 2600s going to be these 45 watt chips? if not what wattage are they going to be................. Most likely yes but to be safe what you need to look for is the model number. here are the most common model numbers: AXMD2000FJQ4C-2400FJQ4C ( 1.35v, 35 watt) AXMH2400FQQ4C-2600FQQ4C ( 1.45v, 4...
by Bean
Thu Dec 02, 2004 12:16 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Antec Aria Pentium M System Power Usage Tests
Replies: 18
Views: 4338

...... If the thermistor is located near the hot components, I should be OK since the thermistor voltage continues to remain so low. Maybe I'll put some electrical tape over the holes and try some before/after tests to see if the fan speed drops! Alternatively, I wouldn't mind running the Nexus at ...
by Bean
Thu Dec 02, 2004 11:54 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Antec Aria Pentium M System Power Usage Tests
Replies: 18
Views: 4338

Nice indeed except for the added the holes in the PSU. I think they reduce the airflow through the factory placed openings which is where the air needs to go. in any case it looks like it would be easy to test since you already did the hard part.
by Bean
Thu Dec 02, 2004 10:24 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: aopen pentium m motherboard
Replies: 180
Views: 122127

pipperoni wrote:
Schlotkins wrote:Just wondering the logic here of some of these systems...
I have learned that logic and computer hobbyists plans are rarely alligned. :D
LOL. the logic is simple really:

questioner: why do that when this makes more sense?
answerer: because I can!
by Bean
Thu Dec 02, 2004 10:04 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Props to Samsung Customer Service
Replies: 17
Views: 4569

Update edit: I will receive my replacement on Dec 6. pretty good turn around considering the holiday. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My RMA status on line shows: "received on 11/24" Total Defective Unit(s): 1 Total Returned Defective but No Exchan...