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by SpyderCat
Tue Mar 25, 2003 3:25 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Wireless for silence and overclocking!
Replies: 11
Views: 2927

Thin clients (Compaq) can be had for around $400 here in Europe, PSU included.

Han.
by SpyderCat
Tue Mar 25, 2003 1:43 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU duct to reduce air noise
Replies: 56
Views: 21375

Re: Nobody worried about moment from gravity??

..... Are there any cases where you could put the MB flat in the bottom? I know there are desktop cases (which seem nice except they're small) but I was thinking more about cube cases (or very wide tower cases!). This way you can put the MB flat in the bottom, and have all the drives and ps higher....
by SpyderCat
Mon Mar 24, 2003 3:16 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Coolermaster HHC-L61 / Athlon XP 2000+ problem
Replies: 8
Views: 2888

Hi knoba, Your mobo has the VIA KT333 chipset, right? Use WPCREDIT.exe & install WPCRSET.exe. (Do a Google search on H.Oda + WPCREDIT to download.) These tools alone should lower your idle temps at least 10*C. Not garanteed, but try it. Do you have an indication of your mobo's temperature? It would ...
by SpyderCat
Sat Mar 22, 2003 5:23 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU duct to reduce air noise
Replies: 56
Views: 21375

Ducted cooling, the right way

An article on ducted cooling, supporting my point of view

http://www.lostcircuits.com/advice/cooling/2.html

Correction:
I support their point of view, as it was written June 1999. :wink:

Regards, Han.
by SpyderCat
Sat Mar 22, 2003 4:15 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU duct to reduce air noise
Replies: 56
Views: 21375

Nobody worried about moment from gravity??

I probably should post this as a new thread, but I didn't... Pertaining at least to AMD CPU's (not excluding others) on vertical mounted boards. Isn't anyone worried about the moment that gravity exerts (sp?) on the contraptions we mount on the CPU? Counterpt has just mounted a tower consisting of a...
by SpyderCat
Sat Mar 22, 2003 2:29 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU duct to reduce air noise
Replies: 56
Views: 21375

I got the ducting mod today. I'm using a volcano 9 with the temperature controlled fan speed. I put the mod in so the fan points down. I had no coise as the case has a bar on top of the cpu that's in the way. All temps Celcius. Before mod: CPU temp 42. MB temp 30 fan speed 2909 After mod: CPU temp ...
by SpyderCat
Fri Mar 21, 2003 5:57 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Judging the thermal interface (TIM)
Replies: 0
Views: 1059

Judging the thermal interface (TIM)

Ingredients: ASUS A7V333 board AMD Athlon 1800+ (Palomino) Folding@Home running ASUS Probe (taking samples every second) Exploring any facts regarding the cooling of my PC I noticed something interesting. I have this PC running the Folding@Home program, and this program is calculating Work Units (WU...
by SpyderCat
Mon Mar 17, 2003 11:19 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Ittsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny - 60 mm & 70mm
Replies: 1
Views: 1078

Migth be good ones...

These might indeed be good fans for building up some pressure as is needed for sucking an underpressure in a duct. It has much more blades ( eleven ) while the Panaflow only has seven. A good/lucky find Aristide1. Could anyone confirm this? (more blades being better for "low volume/high pressure" ap...
by SpyderCat
Mon Mar 17, 2003 10:52 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A LOW-tech guided airflow rig...
Replies: 9
Views: 13083

Re: point taken!

Hello Han: Your point is well taken, but I think we're on the same page. I just didn't state my point as precisely: the tops of the pins are cooler than the bases of the pins, though they certainly are going to vary in temperature, depending on their distance from the surface of the CPU chip. One o...
by SpyderCat
Mon Mar 17, 2003 8:09 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU duct to reduce air noise
Replies: 56
Views: 21375

Alpha makes the PAL 8045 heatsink for Socket A/462 and the 8942 heatsink for Socket 478. Both of these are designed to be "sucking" air off the CPU through the fan. Wouldn't this be the perfect thing to use if you're trying to duct air through the CPU/HSF then outside the case? Hi Ralf, I was aware...
by SpyderCat
Sun Mar 16, 2003 12:04 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Join the SPCR Folding@Home effort
Replies: 436
Views: 171722

Have a look at:

http://folding.stanford.edu/psummary.html

This gives a review of what WU are given out.

The different times stem from the different proteines having different numbers of atoms.

Regards, Han.
by SpyderCat
Sun Mar 16, 2003 9:06 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU duct to reduce air noise
Replies: 56
Views: 21375

Actually tried that a while back -- something very similar. There was little if any effect on CPU temp in this setup. Hi Mike, I'm just guessing here, but I suppose you mean to say that you have had the fan reversed on the heatsink. Right ? If so, than your findings are very much like mine. Theoret...
by SpyderCat
Sat Mar 15, 2003 3:23 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU duct to reduce air noise
Replies: 56
Views: 21375

The Stealth PC has been working steady with the drive running hard for over 2 hrs. CPU temp is 52C, HDD temp is 37C. Board temp is 37C. The CPU temp may be from the socket thermistor -- ie, the core temp could be at 60C, but as the limit is 90C, it's not worrisome. Hi Mike, Is there any chance you ...
by SpyderCat
Sat Mar 15, 2003 3:15 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU duct to reduce air noise
Replies: 56
Views: 21375

Well, with all the suppoting statements there, I can't imaginne winning that arguement I was just making a bad joke I was curious why you disgreed, Sorry I made that comment. Hi Counterpt, I thought I _did_ understand your _whole_ post, but obviously I missed that sentence being a joke. My mistake....
by SpyderCat
Sat Mar 15, 2003 5:22 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Don't recycle fully used air..
Replies: 10
Views: 2411

I'll do it in phases with pics (finally a way to finish a roll) My case has several air short circuits. Pity there's more than enough room to have cut a 92mm fan opening into the case, but manufacturers never bother. Now, from a cooling perspective, my case is not well designed. Go for it man! I ho...
by SpyderCat
Sat Mar 15, 2003 4:53 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU duct to reduce air noise
Replies: 56
Views: 21375

<snipped> If you blow air out thrugh the badong and so both it and the ps are blowing out (contrary to the picture at directreon), then the air has to come from somewhere. I agree: If you have front fans (maybe side fans) then you'll probably be OK. If you have a cheap case with holes in the back (...
by SpyderCat
Fri Mar 14, 2003 3:48 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU duct to reduce air noise
Replies: 56
Views: 21375

counterpt wrote: Meanwhile your northbridge chip fries along with your agp card :)
I disagree !
by SpyderCat
Wed Mar 12, 2003 1:18 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A LOW-tech guided airflow rig...
Replies: 9
Views: 13083

Re: Most blow air down through the HS

Most HS fans blow air down through the HS, though there are some that work better when air is sucked up through the HS; like the Alpha PAL8045. It has a shroud that gets the air in down at the base of the pins (it has pins w/ many tiny ridges, rather than fins) and this works better mainly because ...
by SpyderCat
Tue Mar 11, 2003 3:55 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Don't recycle fully used air..
Replies: 10
Views: 2411

It occurred to me a while back, along your lines. Suppose that the only exhanust path was through the PS. Then suppose the only inlet path was in the side of your case directly above the CPU. In my tower the hole would have a tube that brought the air down to the CPU HS. With a 92 mm fan on the PS ...
by SpyderCat
Sat Mar 08, 2003 3:16 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A LOW-tech guided airflow rig...
Replies: 9
Views: 13083

i may have missed the explanation, but why not make a duct to the rear exhaust fan instead of the psu? this way the psu won't get overloaded with all the heat from the cpu and video card Well, I wrote: There is still plenty of room for future devellopment. * I would kill for a few Panafloos (No Pan...
by SpyderCat
Sat Mar 08, 2003 10:57 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A LOW-tech guided airflow rig...
Replies: 9
Views: 13083

I have to say that it doesnt look as bad as some of the stuff ive made with cardboard. Have you tried covering all the little holes in the back so the air has to be drawn across the hardrive? I would say more than half of the holes in the back have been covered. Low down the holes are open as the g...
by SpyderCat
Sat Mar 08, 2003 8:40 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Don't recycle fully used air..
Replies: 10
Views: 2411

SpyderCat wrote:I'll post some pictures once the new Nexus PSU arrives...
Here are pictures, some explanation, and a few benchmarks.

http://forums.silentpcreview.com//viewtopic.php?t=3584

Regards, Han.
by SpyderCat
Sat Mar 08, 2003 8:34 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A LOW-tech guided airflow rig...
Replies: 9
Views: 13083

A LOW-tech guided airflow rig...

Annoyed as I was with the noise from my computer I tried to optimize the cooling of my computer. I thought it was probably best to guide the air through the case, thereby preventing the contamination of fresh air with used air from the heatsink. Only recently I found SilentPCreview.com, and here I l...
by SpyderCat
Sun Mar 02, 2003 6:16 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Weird hard drive squeal
Replies: 23
Views: 9716

Re: Weird hard drive squeal

One of my systems is quiet enough now that I hear this really, REALLY weird chirping from the hard drive (I think it's the hard drive at least). This is when the system is completely idle, no activity. It's a chirp and squeal, then it does it again, a little thump, then it's quiet. Then a few secon...
by SpyderCat
Thu Feb 27, 2003 2:11 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Can I mount the Nexus upside down?
Replies: 4
Views: 1789

Hi Han, I found out that the large intake opening you see (say) at the top of the PSU, is actually the bottom of the PSU. They just show it like that to show people the venting. <snipped> Hi crg, Thanks for answering, and your absolutely right. The Nexus arrived, and I mounted it yesterday evening....
by SpyderCat
Wed Feb 26, 2003 10:19 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Can I mount the Nexus upside down?
Replies: 4
Views: 1789

digitalix wrote:i got a 1 degree C difference in ambient case temperature between the two positions. basically, it does make a difference. but if you're like me, it doesn't make much of a difference -_-
Still, I think you've mounted your PSU with the intake pointing down :roll:
Thanks for replying.
Regards, Han.
by SpyderCat
Tue Feb 25, 2003 11:35 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Can I mount the Nexus upside down?
Replies: 4
Views: 1789

Can I mount the Nexus upside down?

Here is the Nexus:

http://www.endpcnoise.com/cgi-bin/e/nexus.html

As you see, apart from the rear, there is a large intake opening at the top of the PSU.
I would rather like to mount it upside down.

Good idea? or a definate NO NO?

Regards, Han.
by SpyderCat
Sun Feb 23, 2003 3:35 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Does your board support Speedfan? List it here!
Replies: 42
Views: 16423

On my ASUS A7V333 only the CPU-fan is monitored, but Speedfan can't influence it's speed. Another sensor reports 15 degrees C while the hardware is working for 12 hours in a 21 degrees C environment. ASUS PROBE goes nuts when loaded together with Speedfan. Some info from SMART is present, but apart ...
by SpyderCat
Sun Feb 23, 2003 2:51 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Don't recycle fully used air..
Replies: 10
Views: 2411

pictures would be helpful, I'll post some pictures once the new Nexus PSU arrives... but basicly the cardboard closes all gaps between the rear of the casing, the videocard in the AGP-slot and the PSU. To the front of the casing, the cardboard folds down towards the MB. actually im working on somet...
by SpyderCat
Sun Feb 23, 2003 2:15 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Don't recycle fully used air..
Replies: 10
Views: 2411

Don't recycle fully used air..

Hello to you all, nice to meet you. I'm new to this forum, and although I've read messages for several hours I haven't seen people working in the direction I took. I probably missed the messages relating to this solution, but there is a small chance that I came up with something new, and I would app...