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by Erssa
Thu May 19, 2005 2:46 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD 74 gig drives
Replies: 7
Views: 2106

If I remember correctly the first 36gb raptors were ball bearing and they are a lot louder then the new raptors. The bigger one's are also faster.
by Erssa
Sat Apr 30, 2005 3:12 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Maxtor DM10: should I worry about component design life = 5y
Replies: 46
Views: 10022

Would you be willing to pay the premium (2-4x price) for it?
by Erssa
Sat Apr 23, 2005 1:32 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: can anyone OVERclock an AMD64 and keep it quiet n cool??
Replies: 24
Views: 12205

As is ilh , I am overclocking mildly, and also have low temps. ilh has a 3200+ with a default clock speed of 2,000 MHz, which is 200 BUS x 10x Multiplier. His RAM overclocks very well. I have a 3500+ with a default clock speed of 2,200 MHz, which is 200 BUS x 11x Multiplier. My RAM does NOT overclo...
by Erssa
Thu Apr 14, 2005 10:37 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How's this for a silent system?
Replies: 12
Views: 3258

go with venice core(939)! I think you can undervolt the venice core april 18th ship date and practically run it passive with the xp120. dfi is best mobo but chipset cooler needs to be replace with passive heatsink. Monarchcomputer a ship date of may 6th for low end venice. To OP: Your system is sho...
by Erssa
Sun Apr 10, 2005 9:15 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DFI nf4, overclocking and cool' n' quiet
Replies: 2
Views: 4650

DFI nf4, overclocking and cool' n' quiet

I was always under the impression that you should disable c'n'q, if you wanted to overclock. Apparantly I was misinformed.
by Erssa
Fri Apr 08, 2005 2:50 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anyone used these decouplers?
Replies: 13
Views: 8538

I guess the extra airflow at the bottom of the case cooled better then the heatsinks. Besides the temps were pretty low to begin with (29c). Anyway I move my comp around alot so I preferred firm attachment to couple of extra degrees.
by Erssa
Thu Apr 07, 2005 11:30 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anyone used these decouplers?
Replies: 13
Views: 8538

A bit of topic, but I just got my nexus disktwin couple of days ago and I gotta say they are great. Even thought the temps went a bit up (33c now) they really cut down the whine and seek noise compared to hard mounting.
by Erssa
Thu Apr 07, 2005 11:23 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: msi rs480m2-il clockgen is coming..
Replies: 6
Views: 4832

Does this mean the RS480 has no AGP lock? No RS480 in it self is good. Just that the clock generator in this MSI board is not meant for overclocking. Also the voltage adjustments in it's bios are limited. I am waiting for the Sapphire "gruper" board to come out in 1-2 months. It has the same rs480 ...
by Erssa
Sun Apr 03, 2005 6:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: WTF i found my loudest source of noise: my monitor!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 5977

My 19" Samtron 96P whines too. I cannot wait to get a new lcd monitor.
by Erssa
Sun Apr 03, 2005 5:31 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Rev E - Quiet MB Recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 5351

Sounds like a nice rig. Since you are waiting for rev e, you could give a thought to this sapphire "Gruper" board. It's based on ATI Xpress 200 chipset. It should be a killer performer and it should be available in May, at least according to that thread (page 19). More pics here and here. Things tha...
by Erssa
Thu Mar 24, 2005 3:33 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: going socket 939, memory questions etc
Replies: 4
Views: 4676

It's not worth paying the extra bucks for the memory. Even value ram does decent job. Check this . Corsair wouldn't be worth it. If I were buying a bit better memory for a64 system I would buy Crucial Ballistix pc-3200. It's gold editor's choise in anandtech does incredibly well as shown in the firs...
by Erssa
Thu Mar 24, 2005 2:39 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 3000B: TAC and Athlon64
Replies: 17
Views: 4700

I think he is referring to the weak structure of the abit pcb. The pcb can bend under the weight of the cooler and it can damage the board.

Check this
by Erssa
Tue Mar 22, 2005 1:58 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Like to replace my fan on my Radeon 7500
Replies: 2
Views: 1153

I unplugged my fan over 2 years ago and I have never had issues. The small heatsink doesn't even get hot.
by Erssa
Thu Mar 17, 2005 3:41 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Nexus nx-4090. How normal is this...
Replies: 2
Views: 1039

That's normal, don't worry about it. And that by itself won't cause instability problems on a 24-pin connector motherboard. The brown line is for 3.3V sense return line (Don't ask what it does), the orange is 3.3v. The missing pin USED to be -5v but was eliminated in ATX 1.3 and later. Thanks. Now ...
by Erssa
Thu Mar 17, 2005 3:18 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Nexus nx-4090. How normal is this...
Replies: 2
Views: 1039

Nexus nx-4090. How normal is this...

http://koti.mbnet.fi/erssa/omg/IMG_6555.jpg http://koti.mbnet.fi/erssa/omg/IMG_6553.jpg So here's the thing. I bought a nexus breeze 400 last september. I had to RMA the first PSU since it didn't work and I got this as a replacement. When I first looked at it, it looked like it had only 19 cables, ...
by Erssa
Mon Mar 14, 2005 5:12 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Almost decided, just a few more q:s...
Replies: 10
Views: 3389

No reason to spend so much money on memory. Check this . The benefits from using that expensive corsair is pretty useless. You can get better results with cheaper crucial ballistix pc-3200 or just use any value memory and spend the extra cash on VGA. Remember a64 is more about latency then bandwith....
by Erssa
Sat Mar 12, 2005 11:19 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: DFI NF4 Motherboards
Replies: 102
Views: 66657

Hi,
I just made my first post to these forums, here. So nici if you could check it up please. I have couple of questions there about your system.
by Erssa
Sat Mar 12, 2005 11:13 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Watercooled Nexus Breeze(Zalman Reserator)
Replies: 17
Views: 9085

Well I finally managed to registerer on these forums. I am planning to upgrade my computer in 2 months, so I decided to check up the latest things on these forums. I came across this thread when I did a search about nexus breeze. What makes this interesting is that you (nici) have switched from Bree...