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by warriorpoet
Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:39 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermalright V-1 Revision
Replies: 44
Views: 13782

When the x1900xt compatibility revision becomes available I plan on testing with the stock fan, an SPCR standard Panaflow L1A, and "passive" with a 120mm Scythe S-Flex blowing down on it from the bottom of a Scythe SCNJ-1000. Sorry I didn't post my decision to wait on the test in this thread. I did ...
by warriorpoet
Mon Feb 06, 2006 3:51 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: x1900xt, neither cool nor quiet in stock trim
Replies: 26
Views: 8023

It's good to hear that the VF700 works well on the x1800xl AIW, however the x1800 and x1900 xt and xtx draw substantially more power. ...around 50w, if this article is correct. Thanks, Slaugh. So yeah, a VF700 Cu at 12v may be a good short-term solution until better options arrive. Food for thought ...
by warriorpoet
Mon Feb 06, 2006 3:50 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermalright V-1 Revision
Replies: 44
Views: 13782

Holy crap! I knew it was good, but a 10c difference? That's just crazy.

Maybe it tears a hole in the fabric of the universe, or something.

Quantum cooling, now that's something I like :lol: :lol:
by warriorpoet
Sat Feb 04, 2006 8:15 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: x1900xt, neither cool nor quiet in stock trim
Replies: 26
Views: 8023

I just found a similar comparo, though not what I saw initially:
http://www.3dchipset.com/reviews/coolin ... ndex_6.php

edit: here's another

http://www.legionhardware.com/document.php?id=496
by warriorpoet
Sat Feb 04, 2006 5:44 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: x1900xt, neither cool nor quiet in stock trim
Replies: 26
Views: 8023

Im switching it out for a new 1900xtx at frys today. I was using the Zalman VF700 AlCu with 2 year old AS Ceramique. Im gonna buy a VF700 and some AS 5 today at Frys while Im there. Do you think the 700Cu and AS 5 will make a difference over the 700AlCu and old AS Ceramique compound? 1. Old TIM is ...
by warriorpoet
Sat Feb 04, 2006 2:02 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: x1900xt, neither cool nor quiet in stock trim
Replies: 26
Views: 8023

I purchased a X1900XTX Yest and a Zalman VF700 AlCu for it as well. My load temps in BF2 are 110C wtf? I know its too hot cause the screen starts doing weird stuff at those temps. Ive installed abunch of these zalman vga coolers before. You say Zalman has extended support to the 1900 series. Am I d...
by warriorpoet
Fri Feb 03, 2006 6:04 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: All-in-Wonder x1900 - Could be the way we want it
Replies: 11
Views: 3210

The thing that really caught my eye with the x1k series is the ability to use the two-way bandwidth advantage of PCI-E to do things other than graphics with spare clock cyles. For example, I heard of a demonstration where they used an x1800xt to simultaneously render a moving ocean scene in real-tim...
by warriorpoet
Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:48 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: x1900xt, neither cool nor quiet in stock trim
Replies: 26
Views: 8023

x1900xt, neither cool nor quiet in stock trim

I can confirm that the x1900xt card is both unbelievably fast and unbelievably hot and noisy. However, Zalman has already extended support to the new x1900 cards for their excellent VF700 series coolers, and Thermalright will be releasing a compatible version of their V-1 Ultra in a few weeks, accor...
by warriorpoet
Wed Jan 25, 2006 2:17 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI Silencer 5 Rev.2 BEWARE NOISE COMES BACK!
Replies: 51
Views: 14218

JVM wrote: Are you running Rev 3 at stock speed of 2000 rpm?
No. Read my review for more specifics, I don't have more time than that ATM, sorry.
by warriorpoet
Wed Jan 25, 2006 2:01 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI Silencer 5 Rev.2 BEWARE NOISE COMES BACK!
Replies: 51
Views: 14218

"just warriorpoet" here :) I've had the cooler now for about 3.5 months (NV Silencer 5 Rev.3) and it has yet to produce any sort of odd noise. However, given the ovewhelmingly negative response to AC Silencer fan noise in the Rev. 1 and 2 models caution is appropriate. How many others here have the ...
by warriorpoet
Mon Jan 23, 2006 5:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1636514

The Lord of the Rings Soundtrack (randomized) on my new X-Fi.

Sweeeeeet!
by warriorpoet
Mon Jan 23, 2006 4:51 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: First "OFFICIAL" X1900 XT (not XTX) 512MB review
Replies: 35
Views: 8845

Guys, I think I'm staying away from this battle. It's possible that I have a lot smart links and comments to give you and to keep us all amazed with for a while.... :wink: ...but when I realized that this is actually posted in the " Cool & Quiet VGA" I felt like something is wrong here. I think you...
by warriorpoet
Mon Jan 23, 2006 2:59 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: First "OFFICIAL" X1900 XT (not XTX) 512MB review
Replies: 35
Views: 8845

Here's another.
by warriorpoet
Mon Jan 23, 2006 2:57 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: First "OFFICIAL" X1900 XT (not XTX) 512MB review
Replies: 35
Views: 8845

AFAIK the CPU never played a major role on the result (3DMarks). The biggest CPU-bound differences are observed with changes in chip architechture (i.e. # of cores, amt. of cache, Intel/AMD, etc.) due to driver efficiencies with different chips and newer cards. Although a few extra marks can be bou...
by warriorpoet
Mon Jan 23, 2006 2:42 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: First "OFFICIAL" X1900 XT (not XTX) 512MB review
Replies: 35
Views: 8845

More reading material here.

My favorite part: a stock Opteron 170 (2.0GHz 2x 1Mb cache) equals the score of an FX-60 (2.6GHz 2x 1Mb cache)! :D
by warriorpoet
Mon Jan 23, 2006 2:27 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: First "OFFICIAL" X1900 XT (not XTX) 512MB review
Replies: 35
Views: 8845

edit: post edited for snappishness, appologies to rpsgc

Also, a 30% FPS increase in any situation for a refresh product is beyond impressive. Unfortunately, so is 175 watts peak power draw...
by warriorpoet
Mon Jan 23, 2006 2:16 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: First "OFFICIAL" X1900 XT (not XTX) 512MB review
Replies: 35
Views: 8845

If it's a bottleneck for the X1900 then it's also a bottleneck for the other cards :roll: Yup, just more of a bottleneck for a more capable card, including the GTX 512; I have no preference. Reference also the other part of that statement, the part about significant gains being shown with dual-core...
by warriorpoet
Mon Jan 23, 2006 1:37 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: First "OFFICIAL" X1900 XT (not XTX) 512MB review
Replies: 35
Views: 8845

Note that results were obtained using an Athlon64 3500+ (bottleneck, considerable gains have been shown through use of a dual-core proc), 1Gb DDR (bottleneck) and Cat. 5.13 drivers which do not officially support the x1900 series. I look forward to testing with a 2.6GHz DC, 2Gb DDR and Cat. 6.2 driv...
by warriorpoet
Sun Jan 22, 2006 7:27 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Heatpipe NB coolers
Replies: 32
Views: 12231

I just solved my problem by cutting a portion of the frame of my Nexus 120mm and softmounting it ~1/4 inch from the back of the case (P180) blowing in. PWM/NF4 temps dropped 8-15c, CPU temps dropped 4c, System temps dropped 4c. Not bad for $0 and 15min. of work...
by warriorpoet
Sun Jan 22, 2006 7:11 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Arctic Cooling NV Silencer 5 Rev.3
Replies: 50
Views: 46324

You said you removed the RAM thermal pads on the NV 5.3, did you use any thermal paste to apply them to the chips or just firmly affixed them? Excuse me for being a newbie, but I'm keen to mod my Aopen 6800 GT (it's so noisy!). No, not at all n00bish. I should have worded it better. What I did was ...
by warriorpoet
Sun Jan 22, 2006 12:46 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Arctic Cooling NV Silencer 5 Rev.3
Replies: 50
Views: 46324

Wow, I'm someone's hero :lol: :shock: :lol:
by warriorpoet
Sat Jan 21, 2006 5:49 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Arctic Cooling NV Silencer 5 Rev.3
Replies: 50
Views: 46324

Back from another month under the hood of my PC, now housed in a sleek new P180 (merry Christmas to me...). The x1900xt comes out this week, so I don't believe I'll be testing this particular cooler much longer. ;) I'm happy to report that there is still no clicking, vibrating or other dirty noise e...
by warriorpoet
Tue Jan 17, 2006 2:35 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Heatpipe NB coolers
Replies: 32
Views: 12231

spolitta wrote:one of them is the Cooler Master Blue Ice, I dont know the other one.
It's the other one I'm looking for...

Maybe I'll just give into the dark side and go with one of those Cu Swiftech-with-a-fan jobbies, although I imagine It'll be difficult to live with the added noise of a 40mm fan...
by warriorpoet
Mon Jan 16, 2006 8:58 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Heatpipe NB coolers
Replies: 32
Views: 12231

Heatpipe NB coolers

I know I saw a post about custom aftermarket heatpipe NB cooling, and wondered if anyone can help point the way. Unfortunately my ABit AN8 Ultra cooler is no longer cutting it (I'm running my Opty 170 @2.8 GHz, wonder why the NB can't handle the heat... :roll: )
by warriorpoet
Mon Jan 09, 2006 7:26 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: A motherboard to last 4-5 years
Replies: 55
Views: 16433

After reading your suggestions and doing a fair amount of research elsewhere, I've decided to go with an ASRock 939Dual-SATA2 motherboard with an Opteron 146 CPU. [snip] Congrats! That's the same mobo I'm using for my Dad's new machine (IT guy running a PIII, go figure). I think you'll enjoy that s...
by warriorpoet
Sun Jan 08, 2006 8:41 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: New Arctic Cooling Fans - 80mm, 92mm, 120mm
Replies: 33
Views: 17323

...now to mount them with EAR grommets and undervolt them to 6v through uGuru... :twisted:
by warriorpoet
Sun Jan 08, 2006 8:25 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright SI-120 and ASUS A8N32 ok???
Replies: 8
Views: 2476

Re: Thermalright SI-120 and ASUS A8N32 ok???

As the official Thermalright website suggest that there might be a tit fit for the XP-120 version on the A8N32 I become willing to accept that I have to shell out a lot more the SI-120 as a package solution, which included a thermal controlled papst fan from a special vendor. The SI-120 comes witho...
by warriorpoet
Sat Dec 31, 2005 6:40 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Talk Me Out Of It
Replies: 16
Views: 6895

How much is gained by moving the heat a couple of centimeters to blow it away through rads instead of a Scythe? I think it basically depends on how big the rads are. Good point, I had not considered that. I dunno why I sit here all night repeating myself but I can at least hope you find at least so...
by warriorpoet
Fri Dec 30, 2005 1:37 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Quiet Water Cooling Concept
Replies: 4
Views: 2554

Quiet Water Cooling Concept

I'm starting this thread as an outgrowth of my earlier one: "Talk Me Out of It", as that has run its course further down a rabbit trail than is prudent. The Idea The concept is to use the 2x exhaust fan locations at the rear of the case to produce enough negative pressure to pull cool air (dark blue...
by warriorpoet
Fri Dec 30, 2005 12:32 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Talk Me Out Of It
Replies: 16
Views: 6895

...get active fan control for all fans and let Nexus exhaust fans spin under 200 rpm most of the time. I second Rusty and MikeC. I have active fan control throguh uGuru, but it's certrainly not that radical. 200 rpm is virually zero airflow. At the very least, my mobo needs the air. That won't be v...