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by Tigr
Sat Apr 22, 2006 4:17 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Drop of College to make horror movies?
Replies: 14
Views: 6890

Usually I do not give advices, it is your life, you do with it whatever you want. But I came across this particular question many times myself, had some tough time, and, finally, here is the advice: Don't drop anything. If you decided to do it, finish it. Never ignore education. Never drop education...
by Tigr
Sun Mar 26, 2006 10:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is your computer turned on 24 hours/day, 7 days/week?
Replies: 54
Views: 25475

20:31:28 up 90 days, 20:20, 6 users, load average: 1.26, 1.25, 1.24
by Tigr
Sun Feb 05, 2006 1:11 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What about 1.8" HDD's?
Replies: 11
Views: 3695

Playing off that, I don't think 1.8" hard drives are meant to run hard in a computer environment, and I'm thinking the current ones would be too slow to be of any use. The 1.8" drive I mentioned I have in my laptop is fairly fast. It does not seem to work any slower than other laptops and it is per...
by Tigr
Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:16 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What about 1.8" HDD's?
Replies: 11
Views: 3695

I have a portable with a Toshiba 1.8" 40GB drive. It is louder than the WD 2.5" 40 GB drive in another laptop. The third disk, Samsung 2.5" 40GB, is quietest of them all. There is no point in having simply a 1.8" drive, it must be a quiet one.
by Tigr
Fri Dec 16, 2005 7:58 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital Scorpio--Supposedly the Quietest
Replies: 48
Views: 24773

On the subject of clicking of WD400VE: it went away. The disk has been in my PC that is on 24 hours for about 2 months now. I did not realise it until now but I think I have not heard any clicking noise from the drive for a long while now. There is no particular reason why it should stop, i.e. I did...
by Tigr
Sun Dec 11, 2005 12:44 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: I cannot boot at 800mhz
Replies: 4
Views: 1793

I do not know about AMD 64 but the Athlon XP-M has a certain limit in voltage at which it will start up. Mine starts hot at around 1.2 volts and cold at 1.3 volts. Once it is started, I can bring the voltage down to 1.1 volts and it works perfectly fine. So you may have the same situation. You have ...
by Tigr
Sat Oct 22, 2005 2:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung MP0402H vs WD WD400VE experience
Replies: 2
Views: 1687

The Scorpio clicking is a fairly common problem. There's Dell firmware that resolves the issue, do a search on the forums and you should come up with some information on it. Well, I want to wait for a while and see if it goes away all by itself. If it does not stop I will try to update the firmware...
by Tigr
Fri Oct 21, 2005 10:42 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung MP0402H vs WD WD400VE experience
Replies: 2
Views: 1687

Samsung MP0402H vs WD WD400VE experience

I recently have acquired a few notebook hard drives of the 2.5" family and here are my observations about their performance in "our" terms :) Samsung MP0402H - here Western Digital WD400VE - here Both drives are 40 GB PATA. Both are 5400 rpm. To get the issue of speed right out of the dicussion, I d...
by Tigr
Thu Sep 01, 2005 12:46 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What is the quietest case fan?
Replies: 16
Views: 4321

Definitely not Enermax! No idea about the others...
by Tigr
Fri Aug 12, 2005 1:59 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate Barracuda IV / V buyer's questions
Replies: 8
Views: 2956

Barracuda V SATA version has the acoustic management off. The seeks are really very loud. The spinning noise is rather low though. However, if you want a quiet computer, I advise you to stay away from SATA Barracudas.

[EDIT] And, if you can get Barracuda IV, get it. Those were real good.
by Tigr
Sun Jul 24, 2005 10:54 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 100,000 Point Club
Replies: 202
Views: 220842

Yes! Finally :) I got accepted to the most prestigious place in these forums!
<bows around>
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
by Tigr
Sun Apr 10, 2005 1:24 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: RAID1 Q's
Replies: 4
Views: 1684

Re: RAID1 Q's

As a result of a HDD failure I am going to buy a RAID1 S-ATA PCI card. I know that RAID1 basically mirrors 1 drive using 2 drives, and if one fails, the other is used. How good is this in practice though? It is as good as it says. If only one HDD fails, your data is perfectly safe. Of course, if bo...
by Tigr
Sun Apr 10, 2005 1:07 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anyone used these decouplers?
Replies: 13
Views: 8728

I use the second ones (without a heatsink). The temperature of the drive rises significantly but so far works *shrug*. The things that have those tiny grommets sort of thing (like in the first heatsink picture) work noticeably worse.
by Tigr
Mon Mar 07, 2005 12:47 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Socket A system with XP-M and IDE RAID?
Replies: 8
Views: 2622

I am currently using an Abit NF7-S (don't mix up with NF7-S2!) and I am very happy with it. An excellent board once you remove the stupid fan on the northbridge and replace it with a Zalman heatsink. It runs easily at 200 FSB with my XP-M 2600 and supports undervolting down to 1.1 V. I did not have ...
by Tigr
Sun Jan 23, 2005 6:34 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Abit NF7-S2G
Replies: 2
Views: 2026

Abit NF7-S2G

I got myself a motherboard called Abit NF7-S2G. Not that I wanted one but the on-line shop ran out of NF7-S and sent me this one instead. I decided to keep it and see how it fairs. Boy, what a stupid board! It's like it is not made by Abit but by ... well, I don't know even who makes boards like tha...
by Tigr
Wed Jan 19, 2005 11:34 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New DiamondMax 10!!
Replies: 32
Views: 12319

Suprisingly, this drive runs cooler than the Seagate 7200.7 in my comp. right now its idling around 33 celcius vhx1 how does the idle noise of this drive compare with the Seagate 7200.7. Also just to be clear, it's the 250 gig version you have correct? As said in my previous post, i have the 300 gi...
by Tigr
Sat Jan 15, 2005 1:24 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: D-Link Gigabit switch
Replies: 4
Views: 6126

D-Link Gigabit switch

I do not know if you are only interested in PC components but I was surely annoyed to get one of the D-Link Gigabit switches. All right, the story. All this happened about half a year ago. I was looking for a small desktop switch to replace our old 10Mbit hub at the office. Naturally, knowing I woul...
by Tigr
Thu Dec 30, 2004 11:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help vanquishing my demons (high idle temps)
Replies: 2
Views: 1618

What is the motherboard, current heatsink/fan, PSU and case?
Idle temps are meaningless, don't get concerned with those at all. Only 100% load temps matter. And even then, unless you experience stability problems, they do not matter.
by Tigr
Thu Dec 30, 2004 11:49 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Athlon XP-M changing multiplier in the BIOS won't work
Replies: 18
Views: 5352

I had a long fight with Soltek about this since I also have this motherboard. Their response, in short, was that their motherboard allows changing the multiplier if the CPU supports it. When I pointed out that the CPU most definitely supports it, they refused to support me because I am using a mobil...
by Tigr
Thu Dec 30, 2004 11:35 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Passive cooling for undervolted/clocked AXP-M and 90 nm A64
Replies: 26
Views: 7352

I have a XP-M 2600 running at 5x200=1GHz and the temps while folding are: VCore 1: +1.14 V temp1: +31°C (case) temp2: +40.5°C (CPU) This one is cooled with the Zalman 6000-Cu in the Abit NF7-S motherboard. Motherboard underreports the temps by about 7 degrees or so. The case is Antec SLK-3700AMB, gr...
by Tigr
Sat Nov 13, 2004 11:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How many computers have you built?
Replies: 14
Views: 7231

If we go for "ancient", we should only count those you soldered :!: yourself. Ah, those were the days...
by Tigr
Sat Nov 13, 2004 11:48 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: High Frequency pusultating whine with 2x NIDEC Spinpoints
Replies: 1
Views: 1075

Yes, this happens all the time. I do not have Spinpoints but this happens with any other drives when you have more than one of the same make. It's called the resonance. Suspension may actually help here. Most of the resonance occurs not in the air but on the case. The vibrations are transferred to t...
by Tigr
Sat Nov 13, 2004 11:14 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: athlon 64 3000 running slow??
Replies: 5
Views: 1749

I never had any AMD64 processors myself but I think this is the issue with the "Cool n Quiet" feature of the processor. I think it is controlled by the BIOS - there must be a setting to disable it. The CPU probably goes to the lower speed automatically when there is nothing for it to do to conserve ...
by Tigr
Sun Nov 07, 2004 1:34 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: So you don't use filters....
Replies: 17
Views: 4218

Bluefront, don't you find it more difficult to make a positively pressurized case quiet? I find it easier with the negatively pressurized cases for some reason. And if you want to filter a negatively pressurized case... good luck! Not that I do not use filters but they just don't help as much.
by Tigr
Sun Nov 07, 2004 1:21 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Warning! EluminX lighted keyboards...
Replies: 19
Views: 5278

Schroinx wrote:teejay: You have mighty small ears then, if they fit between the keys. :D
No, he actually has pointed ears so he places the tip of the ear inbetween the keys! :D
by Tigr
Sun Nov 07, 2004 1:17 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Computer cooling philosophy/technique.
Replies: 16
Views: 4016

As for my personal favorite, I prefer to have no fan controllers. Why bother? If you have a fan controller, you probably live sometimes with higher noise and sometimes - with lower. And some time, sitting in a movie, you'll remember that you did not switch off your PC and you did not turn up the fan...
by Tigr
Sat Nov 06, 2004 7:34 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Do you overclock / undervolt? Please add to stats!
Replies: 34
Views: 14982

You are missing an option: Both! My main machine is undervolted and underclocked while my movie making machine is overclocked.
by Tigr
Sun Oct 31, 2004 9:01 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Disconnecting the NB fan from my NF7 - is it safe ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1953

I will second that. Replace the northbridge heatsink with the Zalman. It's a very simple procedure, the heatsink is held in place by a couple of plastic retainers. A 10 second operation.
by Tigr
Sat Oct 23, 2004 12:30 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Athlon XP mobo undervoltable & without chipset fan?
Replies: 15
Views: 4931

Now with the default setting of my 2600, with 22° in the room, my temps are: - idle 38° - encoding 44° I'm not a gamer so don't need 100% of the 2133Mhz. So as I told you, first I will change my Mobo to see what will happen undervolting and reducing the fsb multiplier. Yes, but this is with active ...
by Tigr
Sat Oct 23, 2004 8:53 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Athlon XP mobo undervoltable & without chipset fan?
Replies: 15
Views: 4931

I managed to build a passively cooled machine on the basis of: - Abit NF7-S - Athlon XP-M 2600+ - Zalman NB47J northbridge cooler - Zalman CNPS-6000Cu CPU cooler I am very happy with the system and I highly recommend the Abit motherboard. The NB47J does interfere slightly with the CPU cooler in my c...