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by Bobendren
Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:15 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182b Build (E6600, 8800gts,Ninja) Large Pics
Replies: 11
Views: 7778

How hot does the northbridge and southbridge get? I know the 680i chipsets really bake...you can't hold a finger to them even at idle. Also what does the manual say about running the gfx card in the lower PCI-E slot? Does it run any slower? I'm thinking about buying the MSI P6N SLI Platinum and want...
by Bobendren
Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:15 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800GTS idle at 75-80c in well cooled P180 :o
Replies: 15
Views: 5817

Those sensors are often wrong. Hold a finger to the base of the heatsink. Can you hold your finger there without it burning? If yes, then it's well under 80'C.
by Bobendren
Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:33 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quietest 250GB/320GB HDD?
Replies: 5
Views: 3110

Wow, thanks so much for all the replies! :D Mad props to whiic. I guess guys in Finland have nothing else better to do. :P Samsung would be my choice if it's possible to decouple it from the case. And I mean efficient decoupling (mounted with rubber bands in 5.25" slot), not just a noiseabsorbing en...
by Bobendren
Sun Aug 12, 2007 5:21 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Direct 10X ATI graphics card?
Replies: 4
Views: 2235

I assume you mean 1950 Pro? I think your only real option is the 8800GTS. The 8800GTX and 2900XT draw a lot more power, and the 8600GT and 2600XT will be slower. Do you really need a DX10 capable card though? Even the 8800's struggle with games running in DX10 mode. It's still early times though, so...
by Bobendren
Sun Aug 12, 2007 9:30 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quietest 250GB/320GB HDD?
Replies: 5
Views: 3110

My understanding was that all hhd's in the SE16 range used 167GB platters. Is that correct? In which case the 250GB would have a higher average transfer speed because the section closest to the drive centre (where it spins "slower") wouldn't be used. It depends how WD has arranged the drive though. ...
by Bobendren
Sat Aug 11, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quietest 250GB/320GB HDD?
Replies: 5
Views: 3110

Quietest 250GB/320GB HDD?

Hi, I've been looking at the WD2500AAKS and the WD3200AAKS drives. Both seem to have identical features (except for the size obviously) - same number of platters (2), read write heads, noise specifications and power consumption (according to WD's website). From my own experience i've found Seagates ...
by Bobendren
Sat Aug 11, 2007 3:19 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Abit IP35 Pro FanEQ works how? Linear?
Replies: 12
Views: 4832

Re: Abit IP35 Pro FanEQ works how? Linear?

What happens if I set these settings: High Control Temperature: 50C Low Control Temperature: 30C High DC Fan Voltage: 12V Low DC Fan Voltage: 8V (minimum voltage) 1) And the reference temperature is in-between, say it's 40C? Will it at 40C spin at 10V or what? What about 35C and 45C? Is it linear? ...
by Bobendren
Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:10 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright Ultra 120 Vs Scythe Ninja, Hard decision
Replies: 12
Views: 4771

Mounting pressure perhaps?
by Bobendren
Fri Mar 23, 2007 4:14 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman's new 9700 bigboy heatsink/fan
Replies: 22
Views: 14891

Any chance you could review the Zalman thermal paste that comes with the 9700? I've read reviews elsewhere but the results are inconsistent.
by Bobendren
Thu Mar 08, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: bad Ninja Plus RevB AM2 mounting?
Replies: 15
Views: 4572

My guess would be either not enough pressure between the cpu and the base of the heatsink, or the sensor is reporting a faulty temperature. What are you using to measure the temp? Try Core Temp.
by Bobendren
Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:44 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 7000Al-Cu LED Fan is Dim
Replies: 2
Views: 1144

7000Al-Cu LED Fan is Dim

I've got the above mentioned cooler. The LED's are not as bright as they used to be, not even close, even with the fan at full speed.

Has anyone else had this problem? Any idea what causes it?

Bob
by Bobendren
Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:52 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Lapped CPU effect minimal
Replies: 11
Views: 3294

Which thermal paste did you use?

Applying to much thermal paste often leads to increased temperatures. How much did you use?

Did you clean both the cpu and heatsink with pure alcohol after lapping? They need to be clean.
by Bobendren
Sat Sep 02, 2006 4:14 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman CNPS9500 on ZM-CS1?
Replies: 4
Views: 2465

So basically you want to know if the ZM-CS1 you're using at the moment can stay put and be used for the 9500? Or did I misinterpret that? The adpaters look completely different, so my guess would be no. Also the 9500 comes with a back plate, whereas the CS1 doesn't. The 9500 is taller and heavier (t...
by Bobendren
Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:36 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman CNPS9700, 9500's big brother
Replies: 32
Views: 13498

Re: Zalman CNPS9700, 9500's big brother

rpsgc wrote:Unfortunately its fan is 110mm and not 120mm.
Woe is the day. :D

764grams - eish, quite heavy
by Bobendren
Sat Jul 15, 2006 1:37 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Which shape of acoustic foam ?
Replies: 7
Views: 9459

Acousti-pack uses a checkerboard pattern with sloped sides. I assume they've done research on its effectiveness - so i'ld go for that shape.

http://www.acoustiproducts.com/en/acoustipack_dx.asp
by Bobendren
Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:50 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Open or Dense Air Filter?
Replies: 7
Views: 2183

Open or Dense Air Filter?

That subject line doesn't do a very good job at explaining at what i'm getting at. :? Basically I have a choice (i.e i can get this stuff for free :) )between thin dense foam or a thicker less dense foam to use as air filters. The thinner will probably be able to catch smaller pieces of dust but all...
by Bobendren
Mon Jul 03, 2006 7:41 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Carpet and Vinyl, a good combo? (with pic)
Replies: 8
Views: 2290

Well, it's for aesthetic purposes as well :)

I'll check whether fibre glass is a viable option.

As for the side window...what about using two (or several) peices of acrylic and leaving a small gap of air inbetween? Acylic is supposed to be a good sound reflector right?
by Bobendren
Sun Jul 02, 2006 1:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Carpet and Vinyl, a good combo? (with pic)
Replies: 8
Views: 2290

It seems the open cell foam i have is actually semi-open cell foam. <gasp> :P I have another piece of foam which is the same density and thickness as the semi-open cell foam but is much easier to breathe through. So i'm guessing the other piece is actually open cell foam and the original piece is se...
by Bobendren
Sat Jul 01, 2006 4:34 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: ABCs of Sound Dampening/blocking
Replies: 21
Views: 8247

Wow, that was uber informative. :D

I have two questions:

1) Is there an optimum shape for foam? and

2) Would leaving a gap of air between two pieces of arcylic reduce noise? (talking about a case window here)
by Bobendren
Sat Jul 01, 2006 12:13 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Carpet and Vinyl, a good combo? (with pic)
Replies: 8
Views: 2290

I found mutemat's website very informative: http://www.mutemat.co.uk/information.php It seems what you mentioned is correct :D. Open cell is the way to go, the higher the density the better. From what i've read a dense and heavy vinyl layer acts as a noise blocker as well as absorbing vibration from...
by Bobendren
Sat Jul 01, 2006 8:39 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Carpet and Vinyl, a good combo? (with pic)
Replies: 8
Views: 2290

I assume you speak about damper the computer even if you doesn't say so ;-) Yip, sorry i suppose i should have stated that somewhere. Vinyl is used to damper any vibrations in the case, basicly by doing it heavier. It suppose to work excellent. Does the vinyl do anything for noise blocking or does ...
by Bobendren
Sat Jul 01, 2006 2:37 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Carpet and Vinyl, a good combo? (with pic)
Replies: 8
Views: 2290

Carpet and Vinyl, a good combo? (with pic)

Hi everyone, I have this stuff lying around: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v717/fogeshan/HPIM1714.jpg That's some carpet, thin floor vinyl and thick floor vinyl. Idealy i would like to glue some black foam on top of the thick vinyl, as i have a side window in my case and would like it to match t...
by Bobendren
Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:31 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan grommits...which way around?
Replies: 3
Views: 1453

Ah, good point :D

It's not a problem though, i had to drill the holes myself to get a 120mm fan to fit. So i'll just make them a wee bit bigger.

Thanks for pointing that out to me.

Bob
by Bobendren
Mon Jun 26, 2006 3:56 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan grommits...which way around?
Replies: 3
Views: 1453

Fan grommits...which way around?

Hi there, I just got these from Performance PC's: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=127&products_id=3294 There're nice and squishy, so i reckon they will be good at reducing vibration. Bit of a n00by question...which way around do they go? Short side fixed...
by Bobendren
Thu Jun 15, 2006 10:33 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My P150 Exposed
Replies: 37
Views: 14798

Nice. What temps do you get on the 7600GT?

Why not close up the hexagonal grill at the back of the case to increase airflow over gfx card.
by Bobendren
Sun Jun 11, 2006 1:26 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: FYI Passive 7600GT 3Dmark05 and power consumption
Replies: 10
Views: 3586

Re: FYI Passive 7600GT 3Dmark05 and power consumption

david25 wrote:Idles around 50'c with load about 70'c
Those temps seem a little high compared to the ones THG's achieved:
http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/06/02/ ... page5.html
by Bobendren
Sun Jun 11, 2006 1:22 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: I’m looking for feedback on NVidia 6150 based motherboards
Replies: 41
Views: 20384

Re: I’m looking for feedback on NVidia 6150 based motherbo

Speedfan Support. CrystalCPUID support – not sure if that’s a given for all CnQ CPUs! Ability to overclock by 20-25% whilst keeping the PCIe buss & memory clock at or below stock speeds. Scythe Ninja Support. Any help appreciated. May I suggest the Biostar Tforce 6100? I've used that mobo befor...
by Bobendren
Sun Jun 11, 2006 12:44 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: cpu temp doesn't change with or without heatsink fan?
Replies: 5
Views: 2555

Leave the fan off and start up Prime95 or CPU Burn. Whatever temperature jumps up is your CPU temperature. I'm guessing it's the one that reads 37'C.
by Bobendren
Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:48 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: VGA Cooler Roundup: A Thermalright, two Zalmans, and an Arct
Replies: 54
Views: 35247

Awesome review. I'm suprised though that the Arctic Cooler had a consistently high cpu temp considering it chucks all the gpu heat outside the box. Why does this happen?
by Bobendren
Mon Jun 05, 2006 11:05 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Hiper Type-R
Replies: 11
Views: 4719

Yeah maybe at idle, if one of the fans switches off. But at full load that thing is going to be far from quiet. Also most people on this forum wouldn't want with a 580W, its simply too much.