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by rpc180
Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: OOPS! 6850 -> 5850 and Power Supply/AMP concerns
Replies: 7
Views: 1681

Re: OOPS! 6850 -> 5850 and Power Supply/AMP concerns

Yup, I'm going to leave it as it is as well. Still surprising that its capable of doing eyefinity gaming :)
by rpc180
Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: OOPS! 6850 -> 5850 and Power Supply/AMP concerns
Replies: 7
Views: 1681

Re: OOPS! 6850 -> 5850 and Power Supply/AMP concerns

Running great the past few days. Temperatures are higher in the case than before (more power out of the GPU, and now a fanless PSU). I am considering going back to the 120mm equipped seasonic 430 I was using before (RMA'd due to a fan issue) to increase negative air pressure in order to reduce case ...
by rpc180
Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: OOPS! 6850 -> 5850 and Power Supply/AMP concerns
Replies: 7
Views: 1681

Re: OOPS! 6850 -> 5850 and Power Supply/AMP concerns

Seriously, the X-650 is cheaper compared to two of those models. Curious, have you measured actual power consumption? I don't have access to any power draw equipment so I tried to estimate using various online PSU sizing calculators. So far no random restarts or artifacting and I ran furmark for ab...
by rpc180
Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:09 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: OOPS! 6850 -> 5850 and Power Supply/AMP concerns
Replies: 7
Views: 1681

OOPS! 6850 -> 5850 and Power Supply/AMP concerns

To sum up, went and got a 3rd monitor for cheap which precipitated buying an eyefinity card. Originally targetted a 6850 but it turns out the chipset doesn't play well with my specific setup (image tearing in windows desktop on multiple make/models and driver versions). After excercising my credit I...
by rpc180
Fri Jun 20, 2008 7:06 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Nvidia F@H client download
Replies: 42
Views: 21599

I've also heard of some instability if using remote desktop protocol to remotely connect to the folding box and can confirm that happens too. It shuts down the core - probably due to the unconventional rerouting of video data. The core will shut down after completing a project and will not restart u...
by rpc180
Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:46 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Nvidia F@H client download
Replies: 42
Views: 21599

Yup, just got it running today too - approximately 25 secs / % on a 9600GT for project 5002. PPD is approximately 3500!!!?? GPU temp is fluctuating between 51-53C with a passive S2 cooler. CPU is back to running a single standard client, pretty poor showing of 387PPD compared to the 1920 I was getti...
by rpc180
Sat Apr 26, 2008 6:25 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet from the GetGo
Replies: 12
Views: 4626

Did the swap, current ambient is approximately 25C, or 77F. GPU is idling at 40. The cores are 25 and 27 idle and 40 and 41C while folding. Basically the same as they were before. The GPU now idles about 4 degrees higher though - probably less pressure from the cpu fan pulling in a smaller volume of...
by rpc180
Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:22 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Make SPCR Even Better... and Win Great Prizes!
Replies: 209
Views: 344520

Many thanks for all the years of hard work Mike (and everyone else involved)! My first quiet computer with spcr components lasted 5 years and I remember you chiming in on it back in the day. The newest one is again built using spcr recommendations and I hope lasts at least another 5 years!
by rpc180
Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:13 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best silent 9600GT!
Replies: 103
Views: 46101

Also vouch for the ECS 9600. At $125 from newegg its a great buy. I have mine at the bottom of my Solo with the two adjacent pci slot covers removed. Airflow is provided by an S-flex 800 exhast fan and the 120mm PSU intake which suck in air and blow them over the S2's fins. Temps idle around 36C and...
by rpc180
Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:23 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: is silent PC's an addiction?
Replies: 31
Views: 9557

ppft - no, its not bad. Sites like this make it easier to figure out what you need right up front and stores like newegg make it easy to get too. Compile while at work, use RDP to connect back to your home system to check up on it :) I have about 10 fans lying around. They've built up over 10 years ...
by rpc180
Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:03 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet from the GetGo
Replies: 12
Views: 4626

You'd be surprised how fast ram gets eaten by multiple virtual machines to practice for exams. Even without VM running, I've watched how the memory / pages per second and page fault counters runs on the system. There are still hard page faults that happen with 4gb (3.5 recognized) and low utilization.
by rpc180
Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:57 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Xigmatek HDT-S1283 & SD964 "heatpipe direct-touch&q
Replies: 160
Views: 72546

I've been running one of these for about a week with a bolt through kit, nexus PWM fan and AS3 (yes, 3). Its been pretty good. My E8400 will hit 44C when gaming, folding, and monitoring temps. But when its just folding it never breaks 40C. The nexus PWM fan runs between 1100-1350rpm bios controlled....
by rpc180
Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:37 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet from the GetGo
Replies: 12
Views: 4626

Since you mentioned it, I checked out what would happen acoustically if I stopped the CPU fan. It *is* the loudest of the quiet components in the system but not attention getting - definitely a broadband type of noise. And by loudest, I mean its drowned out by things like A/C in the living room runn...
by rpc180
Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:21 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet from the GetGo
Replies: 12
Views: 4626

I've had the CPU fan running as low as 400rpm for an extended period (overnight while folding). Temps were similar, probably 2-3 degrees higher per core while folding. I've never had it completely off though. The xigmatech is an excellent low airflow cooler. I let the bios control the speed because ...
by rpc180
Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet from the GetGo
Replies: 12
Views: 4626

Quiet from the GetGo

5 years ago it was impossible to make stuff quiet with off the shelf stuff (I had a thread back in 2003 on page like 35 of the gallery on spcr, no more pictures though :( ... in 2008, 3 days and Newegg shows up my doorstep with this: Gigabyte's EP35-DSR3 Antec Solo Intel E8400 Xigamtech 1253 cooler ...
by rpc180
Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:24 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU heatsink choices
Replies: 4
Views: 2612

I have that exact same case - not modded though. Its hardly silent as the door has always rattled when a CD is in the drive and I think the side of the case vibrates too without using a CD. Anyway: You might want to look at something like a Thermalright SI-128, which is designed so that a fan blows ...
by rpc180
Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Xigmatek HDT-S1283 & SD964 "heatpipe direct-touch&q
Replies: 160
Views: 72546

The kit's specific to the Intel mount unfortunately.
by rpc180
Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Xigmatek HDT-S1283 & SD964 "heatpipe direct-touch&q
Replies: 160
Views: 72546

Apparantly, the cooler's been making rounds in the US for a bit of time! OCForums has a thread on it with the TR-775 bolt thru kit, check out this photo: http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii305/thawaxshop/Comp%20Builds/DSCI0014.jpg About the orientation, on page 3 someone eluded that it could go in...
by rpc180
Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:06 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time to upgrade?
Replies: 2
Views: 1217

Not too many passive options yet, but I figure in January a few of versions of the new ATI 3850's will show up. Or at least the Sapphire passive version will be available.
by rpc180
Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time to upgrade?
Replies: 2
Views: 1217

Time to upgrade?

Long time member at SPCR, so glad to see its still alive and well when I come and decide to upgrade - loved this site when I was first modifying for a quiet system in 2003. I was thinking purchasing the following come January '08: Antec Solo Seasonic S12 II 330 Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L Intel E6550 Therm...
by rpc180
Thu Apr 21, 2005 11:42 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: The quietest: 2.5" drives
Replies: 75
Views: 86828

I just replaced the Seagate Momentus in my laptop with a Fujitsu 60GB MHT-AH 5400RPM drive. The Seagate clicked and ticked a lot even when the system was idling. The fujitsu, on the other hand, had a light hum and was very steady when operating. I'm glad I switched out especially with the +20GB in s...
by rpc180
Thu Mar 18, 2004 1:11 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What else? VGA Silencer question
Replies: 11
Views: 3793

on low its masked by the 5V Panaflo L mounted beside it.
by rpc180
Fri Aug 22, 2003 8:40 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 9700 Pro All in wonder with Zalman ZM-80 heatzink ?
Replies: 8
Views: 5906

The "cable in" box does get hot especially in use. Though on TV cards its just passively sitting there with no cooling.
by rpc180
Fri Aug 22, 2003 8:36 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Has anyone tried your pc upside down?
Replies: 11
Views: 2928

Chili used to make ATX cases that way :)
by rpc180
Thu Aug 21, 2003 8:10 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Post your PPD here! (looksee, you may have been flagged)
Replies: 27
Views: 15008

stock P42.2Ghz 400 FSB. PC2100 Ram at 2-2-2-2-7. Windows XP Professional / FireDaemon Service Program with FAH Text Client. Runs 24/7.
by rpc180
Thu Aug 21, 2003 8:08 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Post your PPD here! (looksee, you may have been flagged)
Replies: 27
Views: 15008

stock P42.2Ghz 400 FSB. 512mb PC2100 Ram at 2-2-2-2-7. Windows XP Professional / FireDaemon Service Program with FAH Text Client. Runs 24/7.
by rpc180
Wed Jul 09, 2003 12:02 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Removing the side panel
Replies: 3
Views: 2036

you can probably turn off the intake fans and perhaps the exhast fans. If you had anything that was spot cooling (like how the CPU fan spot cools the CPU, I wouldn't turn that off).
by rpc180
Wed Jul 09, 2003 5:42 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: How loud is the Dell XPS?
Replies: 18
Views: 12925

its possible that the system temps are so high due to those high end components they're triggering full speed from the thermal controlled fans? You could always try disconnecting some fans :) Don't mess with that proprietary PSU though!
by rpc180
Sun Jun 29, 2003 3:26 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7000: is low pressure between HSF and CPU a problem?!
Replies: 3
Views: 1677

Also, the 6500B series has a problem with the plastic clips losing tension due to heat after a few months. The 7000 has aluminum clips so it doesn't have this problem.
by rpc180
Sun Jun 15, 2003 7:52 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: No-Vibes 3 in Lian Li
Replies: 3
Views: 2245

From what I've seen of that drive cage, you could probably make your own no vibe's type solution with craft store bungee cord with some creative tying. Would be alot more cost effective.