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by jamoore9
Mon Aug 02, 2004 5:40 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: IMPORTANT: Poll for those with SAMSUNG Hard Drives
Replies: 169
Views: 158104

Noticeable whine (with case closed, about 1 meter away): None Noticeable whine (with ear next to harddrive): Barely Model Number: SP1213C Supplier: MicroCenter.com Month of purchase: 07/2004 Motor: JVC (no FDB markings, but has to be) Revision: A Date of Manufacturing: Didn't look - will get back to...
by jamoore9
Tue Jul 27, 2004 9:04 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Solid State Disk, not too bad of a price
Replies: 21
Views: 6026

This is still SilentPCReview.com, right? Nobody's mentioning the fact that this would be completely silent. No moving parts whatsoever. Performance-wise (talking about OS and light productivity usage, not gaming, video, sound, or other "heavy uses"), this would be equivalent to having a 3+ disk Raid...
by jamoore9
Tue Jul 27, 2004 8:27 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 74gb raptor - horrible seek noise, ideas on quieting
Replies: 4
Views: 1957

I recommend taking it back and getting an actual quiet drive... try a Samsung SP80 series... you'll dump nearly as much money and ten times as much time trying to quiet that beast...
by jamoore9
Tue Jul 27, 2004 8:22 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: IMPORTANT: Poll for those with SAMSUNG Hard Drives
Replies: 169
Views: 158104

Just a note about Microcenter. I called their online store about "cherry-picking" an SP1213C (SATA version) for me, and they indicated that they don't have a way of attaching a note like that to an order, and that orders are fulfilled from one of several locations. However, she told me that if the d...
by jamoore9
Fri Dec 05, 2003 6:22 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How to silent a floppy drive?
Replies: 10
Views: 2278

You'd have to enclose it because its mostly motor noise, with some vibration. But really, are you gonna fret over the floppy drive? Its dinosaur tech. Just wait until she's done with school and ditch the FDD alogether! Although, honestly, I'd look into an IDE SuperDisk drive from Imation. I use one ...
by jamoore9
Fri Dec 05, 2003 6:09 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Success: Compact Flash diskless PC (No NetBoot/Cdrom/Floppy)
Replies: 12
Views: 9051

Francois_ wrote:The PC is located near my sound system and is connected to my main PC via a powerline network (IP over 220V).
Really? How the hell did you do that? I thought that was a prototype tech?

jm
by jamoore9
Tue Aug 12, 2003 4:26 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 2nd PSU poll: please VOTE AGAIN!
Replies: 117
Views: 42295

I upgraded! Take me out of the "other, stock" column and put another one in the 120mm Fortron column! Love this thing!
by jamoore9
Fri Aug 08, 2003 9:25 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What's a fast, but quiet, HDD?
Replies: 10
Views: 3360

Maxtor Diamond Max 9 Plus drives with 8MB cache and FDB motor, ATA133 or SATA. Several models use only 1 platter, but I can't remember which ones. Its a compromise. Its faster than any drive from Seagate, and quieter than the speed demons at WD. I run mine with an SATA adapter. It blows the doors of...
by jamoore9
Fri Aug 08, 2003 9:18 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What do you guys recommend?
Replies: 24
Views: 7133

Not trying to be insulting or anything, just a simple question. Is it doing anything while it is on at night (like Prime95 or SETI or F@H, etc)? Because if it is not, why not just configure the power profile to shut off the HDD drives after 10 minutes or something like that. Again, I hope that's not...
by jamoore9
Tue Jul 01, 2003 6:15 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What do you guys recommend?
Replies: 24
Views: 7133

Are you sure that both fans on that PSU are active? When I went to a P4 C processor from a B I had to re-enable the bottom fan on my 2 fan PSU. It just got too hot without the extra flow. I know its a long shot... I can see from the picks that one problem is that 9800 Pro. Its so long and those IDE ...
by jamoore9
Mon Jun 30, 2003 12:24 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What do you guys recommend?
Replies: 24
Views: 7133

Something is hinky in there. Especially if you've got a dual-fan PSU and an exhaust fan. That's REALLY hot for the P4. Are you sure that the heatsink is installed correctly? IE, that you've got good contact on the heatsink and plenty of well-applied grease? That just sounds too hot to even be a vent...
by jamoore9
Mon Jun 30, 2003 9:11 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: 2.4 vs 2500
Replies: 38
Views: 9697

oh.. no, i'm not saying that the springdale is better than canterwood. i just said that abit's IS7 outperformed most canterwoods. canterwood is definitely more superior, especially featurewise. what i meant to state is that the performance gain (6100mb/s from 5900mb/s memory bandwidth) PAT offers i...
by jamoore9
Thu Jun 26, 2003 11:22 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: 2.4 vs 2500
Replies: 38
Views: 9697

To build on what Liquidated is saying: if you are the kind of person (like myself) who wants to run stock speeds as tightly as possible in order to maintain cooling and quiet, and to maintain the lifespan of you parts, then "backdoor" PAT is great because you do indeed get that 3-5% -- actually more...
by jamoore9
Wed Jun 25, 2003 7:42 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron power supply with 120mm fan
Replies: 281
Views: 157117

Re: Fortron power supply with 120mm fan

Note: The (PF) versions are much louder than the non PF versions. If looking for a quiet PSU, Do Not order the FSP300-60PN(PF) or FSP350-60PN(PF) versions. Maybe a stupid question, but what's the difference between a PF version or a non PF version ? http://www.silentpcreview.com/modules.php?op=modl...
by jamoore9
Wed Jun 25, 2003 6:11 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron power supply with 120mm fan
Replies: 281
Views: 157117

Popped my Sparkle FSP350-PN in last night. It's REALLY quiet. I thought my modded HEC-350LDt was quiet. It had a low CFM 80mm in the rear and a disabled 92mm on the underside. This is a LOT quieter than that was. And it hasn't effected my case or CPU temps at all. Which is wild, since I can BARELY f...
by jamoore9
Wed Jun 25, 2003 6:00 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: My new system Suggestions Please
Replies: 14
Views: 3285

Not sure what ruprag meant by "duplex." But if he meant dual-channel, then that is incorrect. 2 x 256 dual channel gives you 512MB total memory available, not 256. It is just accessed via two independent channels instead of one. One channel has 256MB to work with, and so does the other. But the same...
by jamoore9
Tue Jun 24, 2003 12:44 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: My new system Suggestions Please
Replies: 14
Views: 3285

With P4P800, I would ONLY use Kingston HyperX PC3500. Gives you some headroom, runs fast at 400Mhz (2-2-2-5), and is certified for the board. I tried Geil, no dice. Read others trying OCZ and even Corsair and having lots of problems. Corsair recommend their non-LL PC3500, but its way more expensive ...
by jamoore9
Tue Jun 24, 2003 6:54 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: 2.4 vs 2500
Replies: 38
Views: 9697

With Intel, hardware longevity is assured (Socket 478 will stay for a while). ROTFL :D For AMD, socket 7, Slot A (for a very short time) , Socket A (for a > 2GHz range) and soon Socket 940 for the new 64bits. For Intel, in meantime, you've got Socket 7, Slot 1, Slot 2, FC-PGA (aka Socket 370), FC-P...
by jamoore9
Mon Jun 23, 2003 11:20 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron power supply with 120mm fan
Replies: 281
Views: 157117

Yeah, after I cooled down I figured that that clear fan was probably not all that quiet. Thanks, though.
by jamoore9
Mon Jun 23, 2003 9:07 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Bet it sounds like an aircraft hanger too...
Replies: 11
Views: 2922

Holy shnikeys! Would a real glider actually cost more than that setup??!!
by jamoore9
Mon Jun 23, 2003 8:55 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: 2.4 vs 2500
Replies: 38
Views: 9697

Um, I have to disagree with ez2remember. Nothing personal. If you're going to: game (as I guess you will by your handle), rip or burn CDs, do anything with video, or use web browsing features beyond mere HTML (Java, Microsoft VM, ActiveX), then you want the P4 2.4C. I think he might be comparing the...
by jamoore9
Mon Jun 23, 2003 6:20 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power supply problem? Or other?
Replies: 14
Views: 3334

Okay. I don't have the Fortron 350W PSU in there yet, but with the Antec and Windows XP, its much better! Very stable now. Ran Sandra Burn-in all night last night with no errors. I've put it through 3dMark2001, 3dMark2003, HardOCP's Unreal benchmarks at all settings, PCMark2002, Memtest86, and Prime...
by jamoore9
Mon Jun 23, 2003 6:14 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron power supply with 120mm fan
Replies: 281
Views: 157117

D@MN IT! I just bought the Sparkle variety at Coolcases for $58 plus shipping! I could have got this one for $55 FLAT!
by jamoore9
Thu Jun 19, 2003 6:05 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron power supply with 120mm fan
Replies: 281
Views: 157117

modman- wattage is volts* amps, som the fortron has 180 watts, and the enermax 264 watts..... which just goes to prove PSU sellers are lying like dogs. I couldn't agree more. I picked my PSUs based on 1) reliability and 2) airflow, with the mindset that 3) noise can be fixed with "the fan treatment...
by jamoore9
Thu Jun 19, 2003 5:40 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU Suspension
Replies: 2
Views: 1298

Probably, but my PSU has two fans. So it'll probably save me some effort and $ to do the whole darn thing. Besides, they do have other vibrating parts beyond the fans.
by jamoore9
Tue Jun 17, 2003 1:06 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU Suspension
Replies: 2
Views: 1298

PSU Suspension

Just wondering: Anybody around here ever try to suspend a PSU in an ATX case? If so, what did you use and how did it work out.

I'm thinking about trying this...
by jamoore9
Tue Jun 17, 2003 7:17 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power supply problem? Or other?
Replies: 14
Views: 3334

I didn't mention it, but I did swap only the memory first. OE's were reduced, but the system hung once each in 3dMark2001 and UT3K Benchmarks. Swapped the PSU at the same settings, and both bench's worked just fine. OC'd a little bit and things still sail smoothly. But long running processes are sti...
by jamoore9
Tue Jun 17, 2003 5:52 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power supply problem? Or other?
Replies: 14
Views: 3334

Okay, here's what happened. I went to BestBuy. Good idea. They had Kingston HyperX PC3500 256MB DIMMs on sale with rebate at $57.49 each. I picked up 2. Plus, they were conducting an instore survey and gave me a $10 gift card for my time! So I got these DIMMs at a steal! I also picked up an Antec 40...
by jamoore9
Mon Jun 16, 2003 10:15 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron power supply with 120mm fan
Replies: 281
Views: 157117

Is anybody running the 300 Watt unit with a P4 "C", Radeon 9500 or higher, and 2 optical drives? Just wanting to know if it'll push enough juice. My current 350W doesn't seem to be up to snuff.
by jamoore9
Mon Jun 16, 2003 8:14 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power supply problem? Or other?
Replies: 14
Views: 3334

I suspect the PSU. The 5V and 3V lines won't produce anything like those numbers simultaneously, especially if there is a substantial draw on the 12V line. It would be nice to plug in a bigger PSU (like a Fortron 400 or similar) just to see if the problems continue. If they disappear, then you know...