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by SpyderCat
Sun May 23, 2004 3:37 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I can't understand why people stick to blowing CPU fans!!!
Replies: 89
Views: 32424

Trip wrote: I do not fully understand the countercurrent heatsink model, so if you're adding to that... heh.
I didn't know you were THAT shy Trip.
Just ask! :lol:
by SpyderCat
Sun May 23, 2004 12:40 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate or Samsung?
Replies: 10
Views: 2566

I have both SP1614C (SATA) and SP1614N (IDE), and would advice anyone to go for the IDE versions, unless you absolutely need the SATA version. Both drives are about as fast. Hutil doesn't work on SATA. SMART doesn't work on SATA in my MoBo so, no temp readings from SATA drives. More problems when in...
by SpyderCat
Sun May 23, 2004 2:17 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Athlon 64 software cooling (disconnect/HLT/Cool&Quiet)
Replies: 52
Views: 115474

Undervolting the AMD64 3000+

Ok, this is how it works for me, using a AMD64 3000+ CPU (CG stepping). There is nice little utility called ClockGen http://www.cpuid.com/clockgen.php#support . This allows you to change FSB, Multiplier, and VCore in realtime . It is intended for overclockers, but it is much more useful for "the sil...
by SpyderCat
Sat May 22, 2004 10:01 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Beginners Guides: Diagnosing Bad Hard Drives
Replies: 7
Views: 1738

As long as I have to pay for it myself, I won't pay the extra for scsi drives. So far I've experienced less problems with IDE drives (private use) than with scsi drives I bought for my employer. Of course the scsi drives in a server do get to do more seeks than my IDE drives, but there is no proof t...
by SpyderCat
Sat May 22, 2004 9:00 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo L1A vs 12L
Replies: 1
Views: 906

Re: Panaflo L1A vs 12L

I recently purchased 2 Panaflo 12Ls from SVC because they say it's the same thing as the L1A? Is this true? I installed it and it doesn't seem very quiet at all. I am trying to find the most quiet 80x25mm fan for my CPU. I understand you are confused :lol: Somehow people started to call the 12L fan...
by SpyderCat
Sat May 22, 2004 12:17 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Beginners Guides: Diagnosing Bad Hard Drives
Replies: 7
Views: 1738

as the unhappy victim of 2 hdd failures in he last few weeks, I was just wondering if anyone else has had similar failure symptoms: drive running fine for months (24/7). Power PC down for some other reason on power up drive wont even spin Had same problem with a Seagate Cheetah & a Fujitsu MPG - ne...
by SpyderCat
Fri May 21, 2004 1:55 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: building a comp this summer. what components would you get?
Replies: 3
Views: 1257

Re: building a comp this summer. what components would you g

The only things i need to get suggestions are Case, HSF, Case Fan, Hard Drive, Ram? any accessories? I am think of already getting an Antec slk3700 BQE or the Evercase 4252, also trying to keep it sort of cheap - which case do you think I will like better? Case Fan - I was going to use the one off ...
by SpyderCat
Thu May 20, 2004 2:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case suggestions/experiences for dual opterons
Replies: 6
Views: 1834

What about this one?

http://www.perfect-systems.nl/info.asp?Info=43004

Ample room for any extra's...
by SpyderCat
Thu May 20, 2004 1:48 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Question about efficiency.
Replies: 5
Views: 1052

You are confusing inefficiency with the result of inefficiency = heat.
By removing the heat you don't remove the inefficiency.

So the short answer is: False :lol:
by SpyderCat
Thu May 20, 2004 1:32 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I can't understand why people stick to blowing CPU fans!!!
Replies: 89
Views: 32424

The problem is: We, the customers, buy MODULES, and a bunch of modules thrown on a heap make up our PC's. Most manufacturers make modules. They concentrate on making / marketing one kind of module really good so we buy lots of them. We, the customers are, and want to be, responsible for picking the ...
by SpyderCat
Thu May 20, 2004 10:19 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I can't understand why people stick to blowing CPU fans!!!
Replies: 89
Views: 32424

Re: I can't understand why people stick to blowing CPU fans!

How much air do YOU think is getting through those fins :) The same layer of dust/cobwebs would have been on top of the fins, shielded from sight by the fan, had the the fan been blowing onto the fins. I assume you saw the pictures of the dirty Zalman heatsink a few days ago? This isn't a valid arg...
by SpyderCat
Thu May 20, 2004 6:18 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: mobile athlon 64 cpu?
Replies: 3
Views: 1187

All that said, it seems that Hardware Central think you're looking at 35W for a A64 2700+ which isn't bad. It would be nice if this were true but it would be even nicer if AMD could also get down into sub-25W territory. 8) They have already done that. Now see what a cheap desktop CPU can do: http:/...
by SpyderCat
Tue May 18, 2004 7:11 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Strange Seagate Problem
Replies: 23
Views: 4849

Re: Strange Seagate Problem

Ok I Have a 200gb SATA Seagate Barracuda 7200 drive. The problem i have is that it has a repetitive humming sound. The sound is not constant but it is in a sequence and goes like this: "Hmmmmm.......Hmmmmm.......Hmmmmm.......Hmmmmm.......Hmmmmm" I have a 3700BQE case and ive tried everything so far...
by SpyderCat
Sun May 16, 2004 2:29 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quieten NX-3500 air noise
Replies: 15
Views: 3304

I need to apologize. I've made a pretty stupid mistake. While playing with fan orientation and some other things in my machine earlier tonight I found that the NX-3500 is NOT the source of noise in my system. In fact it's my Panaflo L1BX. As I was playing around with things at one point I forgot to...
by SpyderCat
Sat May 15, 2004 3:34 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Fan filter alternatives?
Replies: 10
Views: 2186

There is an advantage to panty-hose-filters.

You can mount the leg of the panty-hose over the frame of the intake-fan, and stretch all the way to the back of the case.
That way the filtering surface is enlarged enormously, which leads to:

* less maintenance
* less impedance
by SpyderCat
Fri May 14, 2004 9:49 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Monster fans?
Replies: 11
Views: 3087

I think Jerry Springer has a nice slow revving fan in his studio.

Ask him :lol:
by SpyderCat
Thu May 13, 2004 2:50 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best Silicon/Rubber Mounts...
Replies: 22
Views: 6410

Re: Best Silicon/Rubber Mounts...

.......... I have Nexus 120mm "Real Quiet" fans. The ones that someone reviews in a thread around here and seemed to like quite a bit so I decided to give them a whirl. Worst case, I send them back and buy some Papst fans. In any case, I'm trying to find someway to mount these. They have "closed en...
by SpyderCat
Wed May 12, 2004 11:16 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Motherboard heatsink problems! urgent!!
Replies: 31
Views: 8854

Ok from what I understand I've got three options: a) I stick with the heatsink that comes as a standard with the a bit nf7-m motherboard. b) i replace the original heatsink with the zalman nb 47j and hope that's enough. c) i replace the original heatsink with the zalman nb 47j AND i add a papst 80m...
by SpyderCat
Mon May 10, 2004 12:57 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: I have succeeded in silencing my machine. Thanks all
Replies: 70
Views: 16406

Okay, after looking at pictures of your setup, I have one strong suggestion to make. I expect controversy, but I'll make it anyway. ..... Then, once that's done, if you're really ambitious, you could set up a duct system to exhaust both CPU's out the back, or one out the back and one out the top (t...
by SpyderCat
Mon May 10, 2004 12:47 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quietest HD - still samsung? Quick questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2273

My Samsung 1614Cs (SATA) are only 6% faster than my Samsung 1614N (IDE), at least according to HDTach.
I would choose the IDE for simplicity / price / SMART enabled / temp reading.

Have Fun!
by SpyderCat
Wed May 05, 2004 2:14 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: My long, sad tale of instability woes...
Replies: 18
Views: 4625

Re: My long, sad tale of instability woes...

....... These were the specs: A64 3000+ Asus K8V Deluxe 2x 512 Corsair Value PC3200 Radeon 9600 pro Audigy sound card (the original one). Antec 3700BQE case w/ stock power supply (350W Smartpower). 2x Seagate 7200.7 SATA 80gig drives Lite-On CDRW/DVD combo drive. ............ The only thing I could...
by SpyderCat
Wed May 05, 2004 1:38 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I finally did it ! A ducted Zalman 7000A
Replies: 9
Views: 2439

From the orientation of the fan in the foam insert, the chimney / elbow out the back is definitely for exhaust. My question : is the plastic chimney / elbow necessary? Wouldn't having a straight path out provide slightly less air resistance? I wanted some distance between the fans in order to reduc...
by SpyderCat
Wed May 05, 2004 1:26 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I finally did it ! A ducted Zalman 7000A
Replies: 9
Views: 2439

Re: question

I like your setup, it's neat, relatively simple, and you don't have to cut a big hole in the side of your case like the other heat sink ducts I've seen. But I'm a little confused...from what I've read about ducting heat sinks, usually the hole is cut in the side of the case and cold air is forced o...
by SpyderCat
Wed May 05, 2004 10:52 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I finally did it ! A ducted Zalman 7000A
Replies: 9
Views: 2439

maxxymus wrote:That's regular packaging white-break-apart-foam-thingy?
Nope, no styrofoam.

The flesh-colored foam is Plastazote (tm), an orthopedic foam, used in braces and such.
The white foam IS a foam used in packaging, but very tough. You have to cut it, difficult to tear.
by SpyderCat
Wed May 05, 2004 10:08 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I finally did it ! A ducted Zalman 7000A
Replies: 9
Views: 2439

I like the system you have created. I have been thinking about constructing some sort of CPU duct to get rid of the hot air from my system as well. The idea of usng foam seems to work well for you. I chose to use foam so as to make it unlikely any vibrations can be transferred to the case. Also, th...
by SpyderCat
Wed May 05, 2004 9:04 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I finally did it ! A ducted Zalman 7000A
Replies: 9
Views: 2439

I finally did it ! A ducted Zalman 7000A

http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewto ... 4480#94480


Here you can see how.
The machine is almost silent, and by revving up the Panaflo-s I can easily survive the odd hot day in summer.

Have Fun.
by SpyderCat
Wed May 05, 2004 8:02 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A ducted Zalman 7000A CU - finally
Replies: 3
Views: 4710

A ducted Zalman 7000A CU - finally

I thought there might be some interest in my latest quiet PC build. The way I ducted the Zalman 7000A CU isn't done before, I think. The System: Ahanix "Black Knight" case (only in silver this time) MSI K8T Neo-FIS2R Mobo AMD Athlon 64 3000+ with ducted Zalman CPNS 7000A CU, 2 Panaflo L1A fans in ta...
by SpyderCat
Thu Apr 29, 2004 12:33 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Any diagnostic tool for Samsung SATA?
Replies: 43
Views: 11715

dukla2000 wrote:And BTW SpyderCat, welcome back. It's been a while since (I saw) you last post!
Hi Chris,

Wasn't gone, just didn't post.
I've a ducted Zalman 7000A CU now, on a AMD64, and I'll post some pics soon.
by SpyderCat
Thu Apr 29, 2004 9:27 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Any diagnostic tool for Samsung SATA?
Replies: 43
Views: 11715

This is really puzzling. ...... And NEITHER works for me :( I boot win in DOS mode, fire hutil and it scans for a drive and finds no Samsung. I get version 1.19, but it only seems to be scanning the 4 IDE ports (Primary/Secondary, Master/Slave). Now I suspect my problem is my SP0812C is hanging off...
by SpyderCat
Wed Jun 18, 2003 9:29 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My quieter pc
Replies: 5
Views: 5766

aristide1 wrote:Now what do I do about my damn refrigerator :?:
:?
Pull the plug.... :wink: