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by cloneman
Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:49 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Notebook drive (2.5") connections - Do I need any adapt
Replies: 7
Views: 1489

Eunos wrote:The exception is non-SATA drives which some vendors still sell. They require an adaptor.
Did you have to say non-SATA? Couldn't you have said IDE :lol:
by cloneman
Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:46 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooler for Core 2 Duo Mobile
Replies: 9
Views: 2458

What about using Arctic alumina adhesive? Oh, I don't know, maybe because it isn't a CPU cooler in the first place? Or maybe because it's specifically stated by Arctic that it should not be used with a CPU? There's just so many reasons... They only say that because it's a "permanent" solution, whic...
by cloneman
Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:18 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooler for Core 2 Duo Mobile
Replies: 9
Views: 2458

What about using Arctic alumina adhesive?
by cloneman
Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: nvidia fan control, howto less than 25%
Replies: 2
Views: 2075

Thanks! It doesn't turn the fan totally off, but Nvidia's 0% is less than EVGA's 25%. It's a start. I'll look into the bios thing as well, because nvidia's thing doesn't seem to be working for custom temperature-based RPM management. I wouldn't want to force the fan to 0% and have my brother play a ...
by cloneman
Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Intel C-State control software?
Replies: 0
Views: 1051

Intel C-State control software?

Got an Asus 1156 board with i5 750, gots some nice laptop-esque CPU whine :roll:

Any software besides RMclock that can control C-States?
by cloneman
Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: UPDATE: Project silent Xbox360, ready with superb results!
Replies: 7
Views: 7517

The nexus "real silent" 80mm fan was just what, "real silent", for me. I don't know that it moves much air though. It's the only fan that I could not tell if it was on or not at 5volts (although it didnt move any air at that voltage. It was quiet at 10V. Again, 110% inaudible at 5V, but probably did...
by cloneman
Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:02 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: nvidia fan control, howto less than 25%
Replies: 2
Views: 2075

nvidia fan control, howto less than 25%

Most utilities (RIVATUNER, EVGA precision) allow you to control the fans on some nvidia cards between 25% and 100% (or 'automatic mode', which in my case, has a idle of 40%)

Anyone know how I can make it lower than 25%?

I have a Palit GTX260 SP.

I got the feeling im going have to use a resistor
by cloneman
Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:43 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: 13" Macbook Pro 2.53Gz Too Loud
Replies: 4
Views: 4142

what software are you using to play the video?
by cloneman
Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:02 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Utility to change acoustic management settings?
Replies: 5
Views: 2760

Utility to change acoustic management settings?

I've got a seagate notebook drive, is there a utility I can use to change acoustic management settings?

Thanks.
by cloneman
Sun Dec 13, 2009 12:25 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Bought a Dell Mini 9 and Highly Recommend It
Replies: 30
Views: 20867

Dell has some _very_ nice service manuals on their website for the majority of their computers. Here is yours: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins2200/en/SM/index.htm It looks like there's a miniPCI slot, with which you can install a wireless card, although you may need to get creative...
by cloneman
Fri Dec 11, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 800$-1200$ Build -- need motherboard/cpu/vga advice!
Replies: 6
Views: 1277

Thanks for the recs.

I have a 24" dell ultrasharp, and I think it's too big. I don't like turning my neck. I just sold it it to someone.

5870 might be big for 'some gaming' but thr 27W idle is nice, and I'm planning on playing games on high.

I want 60fps on all games... @ 1600 res
by cloneman
Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 800$-1200$ Build -- need motherboard/cpu/vga advice!
Replies: 6
Views: 1277

800$-1200$ Build -- need motherboard/cpu/vga advice!

Hello, I'm in a situation where I've done builds before, and I've been at SPCR long enought to know about silencing. ****OBJECTIVE**** To Build a new rig that will be used every day as my main computer, and kept in the room where I sleep 4-5 meters away. Some gaming will happen. I'm not hardcore, bu...
by cloneman
Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:56 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Silent Mini Fridge?
Replies: 5
Views: 2095

I get distracted easily. On the trip to the kitchen to get a drink, I might end up doing something else for 45 minutes.

Then I get back to work and I forgot to get a drink
by cloneman
Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Silent Mini Fridge?
Replies: 5
Views: 2095

Silent Mini Fridge?

Topic explains it all.

I want a fridge in my room for cold drinks, and maybe sandwich stuff, gotta be damn near 0db though, if not, gotta have a nice sound character.


I'm sure SOMEONE here has had this situation come up :D
by cloneman
Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Laptop for college
Replies: 6
Views: 3733

You could buy HP's elitebook (the macbook clone).

If you're into high resolutions, dell probably has some interesting options for you.

You can also install windows on the mac.
by cloneman
Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Samsung NC10 is silent after all
Replies: 5
Views: 6442

I'm praying for a fanless CULV & ION board, but I'm dreaming :D
by cloneman
Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:17 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Calling all NEW Dell owners
Replies: 5
Views: 4402

Acer & HP don't have fan control at all, LOL (except for acer aspire 1)
by cloneman
Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: FAN control & START/STOP temps: Mini Reviews | ADD YOURS
Replies: 27
Views: 40134

Lenovo T400 with P8700 25W CPU / Radeon 3470 Can run passive, great cooling system, laptop is cool to the touch. Switchable graphics allows you to choose ATI or Intel WITHOUT REBOOTING. Regardless, the laptop runs passive in low loads. When you apply a large load, the fan character seems more pleasa...
by cloneman
Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Does SPCR seem way too obsessive compulsive about noise?
Replies: 77
Views: 46177

Nice of you to open up to us, MikeC, nice read :^) I'm not a audiophile but I get annoyed when things are sub-mediocre. I can't listen to music unless the earphones have exaggerated bass (Koss ftw!). Keeping a window open definitely helps for me. High frequency noise has become a serious problem for...
by cloneman
Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:26 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Does SPCR seem way too obsessive compulsive about noise?
Replies: 77
Views: 46177

Perhaps we need a support group to help us :lol:

Perhaps we could have a thread on sources of background noise that help down out electronic whine?

Open windows, large ceiling fans, etc. ?
by cloneman
Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Question for Sony Vaio owners
Replies: 2
Views: 808

As far as I know all recovery media includes the OS and all addon software (crapware) that gets re-imaged to the PC. The best way to fully install a system nicely is to get youself OEM-untouched media, either from a friend or from a reputable torrent, and to use it with the CD-KEY that is printed un...
by cloneman
Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus Eee PC Seashell 1005HA netbook
Replies: 63
Views: 29641

Dell 10v, Dell 9, Dell 10, Dell 12 are all fanless, for those who were asking. Atom Cpus have a TDP of 2~3W afaik, not sure about the northbridge. The 160gb seagate on the 10v is also awesomely quiet, for the little while that I used it, I had to really try to hear it, and I'm very picky. it can be ...
by cloneman
Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus Eee PC Seashell 1005HA netbook
Replies: 63
Views: 29641

I've drawn the line for notebooks/netbooks. Any notebook who's fan comes on before 60C I have absolutely no interest in whatsoever. Gotta have standards :) Of course, the absence of CPU whine is a given. If dell can do it, so can everyone else can. No fan when I firefox. Period! Having said... I mig...
by cloneman
Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Calling all NEW Dell owners
Replies: 5
Views: 4402

Calling all NEW Dell owners

Would you please post (i.e. test) if your new-gen dell supports i8kfangui for fan control? I'm looking into newer inspirons or studio notebooks. Typically dell is generous - letting the temps slip to 70C before fans are turned on. This is awesome as web browsing, even youtube (non-HD), often keeps t...
by cloneman
Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:07 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Bought a Dell Mini 9 and Highly Recommend It
Replies: 30
Views: 20867

Bought 2 mini 10v's for the family.

They are AWESOME acoustically. The only thing that sucks is the touchpad a little.

I opted for the mechanical HD, it's really quiet anyway and I'm picky usually.
by cloneman
Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec CP-850: Unique PSU with Top Performance
Replies: 63
Views: 31135

Once the PSU Fan ramps up (beyond 12dBa "speed"), for example, after a long period of load (gaming session)

How long does it take for the fan to go back down to 12dbA? Or does it ever go back completely down, and to what extent?

Do all PSUs ramp down completely when the load is dropped?

thx...
by cloneman
Sat Jun 20, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Lian-Li PC-A01b : many huge pictures, beware!
Replies: 15
Views: 11075

haven't read the whole thread,

but don't those 3 hard disks get hot all stuck together like that?
by cloneman
Sat Jun 20, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Heat Sink for Macbook Air
Replies: 3
Views: 4801

Replace the thermal paste they used with your own premium one, and do a good job putting it on.

Then undervolt the fan with a custom made inline resistor :)


Voids warranty though, maybe.
by cloneman
Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Bought a Dell Mini 9 and Highly Recommend It
Replies: 30
Views: 20867

so the 10v is also fanless?
by cloneman
Sun May 31, 2009 12:06 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Worst pimple EVER
Replies: 33
Views: 9961

FYI, Proactiv doesn't really work - at least no better than other over the counter crap. Stievamycin gel is the only thing that has only every worked for me (along with special soaps and oral antibiotics). Accutane is the strong shit that I've tried to steer away from Stievamycin rly is the best cre...