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by fetaost
Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:07 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: SilverStone ST30NF / Etasis EFN-300 Fanless PSU Users Poll
Replies: 47
Views: 83301

I don't remember how long I've owned my Silverstone but it's run silent and reliable all the time. Recently a strange problem has occurred though. When I turn my computer on it lights up for a second and then dies. Even the leds on the PSU goes black, but if I switch it off for a few seconds it work...
by fetaost
Sat Jan 27, 2007 5:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recording studio build
Replies: 17
Views: 4662

A notebook drive works fine if you're not using streaming samples and not to many audio tracks. And since it's a bedroom studio I guess you won't bring a rock band with a drum kit in there. :-) But if you are going to use big streaming sample libraries or multi-track recording with lots of tracks an...
by fetaost
Sat Dec 16, 2006 5:34 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P180 Very Noisy ! (Don't trust reviews)
Replies: 31
Views: 11866

I wouldn't call it noisy but me too wonder how anyone could call it silent. I've bought lots of fans and PSU's that are said to be silent but never been satisfied. Until now. :) I have blocked the upper fan hole and replaced the other two with soft mounted Nexus fans at 5v. I still can hear it even ...
by fetaost
Thu Dec 15, 2005 1:53 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 3.3v too high?
Replies: 2
Views: 1245

If the atx connector was mounted incorrectly, which should be hard to do, I guess the computer wouldn't start at all. Anyway, I tried an NX 3000 and the 3.3v is back to normal.

And I wonder what could happen if I use a PSU with too high 3.3v line. It feels bad to throw it away if it works.
by fetaost
Thu Dec 15, 2005 2:11 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 3.3v too high?
Replies: 2
Views: 1245

3.3v too high?

I have a Nexus 3500 PSU and yesterday the ASUS POST reporter started to speak in Windows "CPU test failed" or something like that. Everything seems to work but it's anoying to hear that warning all the time. I checked Hardware Monitor in BIOS and it shows my 3.3v beeing around 3.70v and all the volt...
by fetaost
Sun Sep 05, 2004 12:37 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 80x15 mm fans?
Replies: 29
Views: 10468

So, thinner fans are much noisier?!
I've replaced the stock fan (adda) with an Arctic Cooling and a Zalman resistor. Much better than the original but still there's a humming sound in about 220 Hz.
by fetaost
Sat Sep 04, 2004 1:28 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 80x15 mm fans?
Replies: 29
Views: 10468

Yes, it has some kind of ledge. I'll try that tomorrow. Thanks for your good ideas.
But I'm still curious about those 80x15 mm fans. :-)
by fetaost
Sat Sep 04, 2004 1:10 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 80x15 mm fans?
Replies: 29
Views: 10468

That's a good idea. Unfortunately the case doesn't allow that without some modding. (The fan mounting holes aren't visible when the psu is in the case.)
by fetaost
Sat Sep 04, 2004 12:53 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 80x15 mm fans?
Replies: 29
Views: 10468

Pardon my bad engrish. :-) I thought using EAR grommet was the same as "suspending" it. There's not even room for EAR grommets, the curciut board(?) is too close. It's a Q-Technology 300W.
by fetaost
Sat Sep 04, 2004 12:34 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 80x15 mm fans?
Replies: 29
Views: 10468

No, there is a 80x25mm fan inside the psu but if I want to suspend it I'll need a thinner because the space is really tight. I've seen 80x15 fans on some cpu-coolers.
by fetaost
Sat Sep 04, 2004 12:07 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 80x15 mm fans?
Replies: 29
Views: 10468

80x15 mm fans?

Are there silent 80x15 mm fans? How do they compare to 80x25 fans? I'm thinking of replacing the psu fan and suspend the fan but there is no room unless I use a thinner one.
by fetaost
Wed Aug 11, 2004 9:48 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best Method of Opening up "closed corners" of diff
Replies: 5
Views: 1819

I wonder if the "closed corners" on Nexus fans has any purpose, like preventing vibration. Does anyone know?
by fetaost
Sun Aug 01, 2004 11:43 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Arctic Cooling 80mm Fan Pro TC - opinions?
Replies: 8
Views: 3338

I must say, the sleeving on the Pro fans is quite nice, but if I were to do it again I would probably stick to the cheaper TC-1's and sleeve them myself.
Sleeving? How do you do that? (I'm not that good at english and don't understand what it means.)
by fetaost
Sun Aug 01, 2004 9:43 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Arctic Cooling 80mm Fan Pro TC - opinions?
Replies: 8
Views: 3338

I found some cheap Arctic fans here in Sweden for 49 sek, about $6 I think. It's the non-pro model but next to the Nexus fans it's the best I've tried. Since it has a built-in thermistor(?), a fan controller is of no use. But you can remove it (and connect the wires) if you want to be able to contro...
by fetaost
Sat May 29, 2004 1:03 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Vibrating Nexus-3500
Replies: 0
Views: 890

Vibrating Nexus-3500

I have a problem with resonance from my Nexus-3500. When I attach the side cover of the case, a low but disturbing hum appears. It's a steel case and I have some kind of heavy soundmat applied. Is there some way to suspend the PSU or is there room for rubber grommets inside to decouple the fan?
by fetaost
Wed May 26, 2004 1:21 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VGA card power dissipation
Replies: 136
Views: 279254

Yes, a recommended VGA section would be nice. I don't know which of the Saphire cards that are fanless.
by fetaost
Wed Nov 12, 2003 12:46 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Zalman NP Heatpipe HDD Cooler ZM-2HC1
Replies: 7
Views: 2372

I had a 40GB Baracuda IV in the Zalman but as mentioned before the temps got quite high because of the low airflow in the 5'25" bays. And my PSU's powercables is to short to reach the bottom of the case. Also there was this low humming sound, perhaps I tightened the scews too much. Now it's suspende...
by fetaost
Wed Nov 05, 2003 4:31 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is this a Seasonic Tornado OEM?
Replies: 20
Views: 7692

Any news on the SS-300FB vs SS-300FT issue?
by fetaost
Fri Sep 12, 2003 11:54 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet rack mounted case?
Replies: 0
Views: 1069

Quiet rack mounted case?

I just saw the Carillion ( http://www.carillondirect.com/ ) systems and would really like to have one. Is it really that quiet? And what about temps in the molex drive enclosures? I already have an almost quiet system and Carillion is too expensive for me so I think I'll go for just a rackmountcase....
by fetaost
Mon Sep 01, 2003 1:35 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Noisy Nexus 3000
Replies: 25
Views: 7081

haral wrote: And I have cutted out half of the air vents but it didn't help that much that it would be worth of it.
Thanx Haral! You saved me a lot of trouble. :)

And I wonder if that yellow thing will be a problem if I try to install a panaflo instead...
by fetaost
Mon Sep 01, 2003 12:42 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Noisy Nexus 3000
Replies: 25
Views: 7081

So it would benefit from positive air pressure in the case?

Now I have 1 intake in front and the cpu air is ducted out back. The cpu fan spinns faster which should make my case pressure negative, even without the psu. Anyway I've can't hear any improvment when removing the case sidepanels.
by fetaost
Sun Aug 31, 2003 2:41 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Noisy Nexus 3000
Replies: 25
Views: 7081

So the sleeve bearing version makes more noise than the ball bearing nexus?
by fetaost
Sat Aug 30, 2003 2:53 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Noisy Nexus 3000
Replies: 25
Views: 7081

For the moment I can't remember what a shroud is. (I'm a stupid swede. :) I meant just moving the psu fan from inside om the psu to the outside to get som space between the fan and the components.
by fetaost
Sat Aug 30, 2003 1:16 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Noisy Nexus 3000
Replies: 25
Views: 7081

Can anyone who has tried to do anything about the tall vents recommend it? It's quite a lot of work and I don't want to do it in vain. There's a lot of stuff right behind the fan and it seems more likely that these are the problem. Maybe I should remove them. :) Has anyone put the fan on the outside...
by fetaost
Sat Aug 30, 2003 11:12 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Noisy Nexus 3000
Replies: 25
Views: 7081

Noisy Nexus 3000

The noisiest part in my computer is my Nexus PSU. It's a whooshing sound which makes me crazy when trying to sleep in the same room. I've 'remounted' the stock fan with rubber things (http://www.gtek.se/img_prod/efs.jpg) and that help a bit. I used a dremel to cut out the grill but that didn't make ...
by fetaost
Fri Aug 29, 2003 3:50 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: is it possible?
Replies: 2
Views: 1133

AMD, overclocking and silence don't go well together. =/
I had big problems with my temps before I upgraded from an Athlon 1GHz to a 2500+ with barton core. It has 0.13µm instead of 0.18 which makes it a bit cooler.
by fetaost
Fri Aug 29, 2003 3:15 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Bike tires
Replies: 4
Views: 1698

Bike tires

I don't know if anyone has suggested this before on the forums but I'd like to recommend bike tires (cut into appropriate pieces) when suspensing hdd's, fans and so on. I've used it for a long time with my computer that's usually on 24/7 and it still seems fine.
by fetaost
Tue Aug 26, 2003 11:14 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Computer blows PSU
Replies: 9
Views: 3146

Do you have fans running at 7 volts using the "+12 and +5 volt"-trick? I've heard that it could damage your PSU.
by fetaost
Mon Apr 07, 2003 1:20 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Underclocking Barton?
Replies: 12
Views: 4201

Finally I've recieved my new gear. The A7N8X does not undervolt lower than 1.6v even though the manual says so. Maybe a future bios will allow that. Also I can't see any effect of the Q-fan thing which is supposed to lower fan speed. It isn't well documented, don't know which fans that are affected ...
by fetaost
Thu Mar 27, 2003 12:38 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Underclocking Barton?
Replies: 12
Views: 4201

That motherboard you mentioned does not undervolt, but you can overvolt. I checked the manual for the A7N8X on Asus website: "CPU Vcore When the CPU VCore Setting parameter is set to [Manual] this field permits selection of specific CPU core voltages. Configuration options: [1.100V] [1.125V] ... [1...