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by Natronomonas
Tue May 31, 2005 5:56 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: NF4 passive chipset heatsink warning
Replies: 51
Views: 22625

"that is why questions not relating to quiet computing and/or heat are considered off-topic." Overclocking/underclocking are both very relevant in the context of quiet computing - underclocking as it makes in easier to quiet a PC, and overclocking as it makes it harder. If you don't know bus speeds ...
by Natronomonas
Tue May 10, 2005 8:40 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: xp-90 fanless with 25-watt sempron?
Replies: 8
Views: 2747

If temps are at 26C now, I would guess that you could run the XP-90 fanless provided you had some case airflow moving past it (exhaust fan nearby or something). However, I think it's something you're just going to have to try, unless you've got a friend who'll loan you for a while. Out of interest, ...
by Natronomonas
Mon May 09, 2005 4:39 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: phew.. just got my glacialtech gt12252bdl shipment
Replies: 12
Views: 3793

I got hold of a couple of these in Australia. I find them to be very quiet at 12v - mainly a whooshing noise, about as loud as a Zalman CPNS7000 at 5v. Perhaps just slightly louder than the stock fan on an Antec 3700BQE, but pushes a bit more air I think. However, when undervolted, there is a distin...
by Natronomonas
Tue Apr 19, 2005 9:31 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: "Ghetto" hdd sound damping
Replies: 16
Views: 4020

If angled HDDs are a problem, how come they are OK in the new G5 imacs? The screen can be tilted back and forth for good angle, and the HDD is in the back of the screen....?
by Natronomonas
Tue Apr 05, 2005 5:00 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Question: Should i get OCZ or Enermax Power supply?
Replies: 2
Views: 1172

I have the Enermax, and highly recommend it.

I bought it after reading the reviews here at spcr, and it met and surpassed my expectations. Just make sure you get the ATX 2.0 spec version (the newer one).
by Natronomonas
Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:32 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Old PSU changed for a Noisetaker 370W
Replies: 8
Views: 2440

I recently purchased the Enermax 470W (probably overkill, but I plan to upgrade soon) and it is miles ahead of my old generic. The amount of heat being put out of the back of the PSU (much less) suggests greater efficiency - I have no way of comparing directly, but the Enermax doesn't ramp up its fa...
by Natronomonas
Sun Mar 13, 2005 11:49 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Cooling 2 Hard Drives
Replies: 6
Views: 2060

Throttle by using a bay rheobus or rewire a molex to deliver 5 or 7v to the front fan. Or, try a zalman type fan controller if it's a 3-pin. I have 4 hdds in the front of my case without a fan, but I'm looking for one since it's getting pretty toasty in these 30C days down here (Melbourne, although ...
by Natronomonas
Sun Mar 13, 2005 11:46 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan Failure, does it ever happen?
Replies: 16
Views: 3075

For cheap fans, for sure they can fail. I bought 4 for $10 once (yes, I should have known) and 2 failed within about a week and the other about 3 or 4 months later.

The one that survives though is very quiet so I still use it : )
by Natronomonas
Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:16 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Strange temps on Athlon XP 2200 and a7v400-mx
Replies: 4
Views: 1274

Re: Strange temps on Athlon XP 2200 and a7v400-mx

Is is a thermally controlled fan on the h/s? Maybe the sensor is not working or not in a good enough spot. Once you load up the CPU, does the fan speed go faster so that it ends up not heating up much more past 60? 2200+ is thoroughbred core right? So it shouldn't be that hot. I have the same mobo w...
by Natronomonas
Wed Jan 12, 2005 1:16 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec SLK3000B: Minimalist Midtower for Quiet PC
Replies: 233
Views: 183225

Hi, first post at SPCR but longtime reader. I have the BQE 3700 and have to say I really don't think the criticism of the sideways HDD mounting is warranted. I'm sure it blocks a bit of air but the arrangement is very practical and useful. The stock grommet/tray system is also very good at minimisin...