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by Le_Gritche
Wed May 03, 2006 10:10 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Idle calibration noise on hdd
Replies: 2
Views: 1334

Re: Idle calibration noise on hdd

Anyone knows which models of hard drives do not make that idle calibration noise? I have seagaet 7200.7 and it drives me crazy. I have a 80Gb seagate 7200.7 PATA and I never heard something like what you describe, so it might be a specific power saving feature I didn't activate, or maybe you have t...
by Le_Gritche
Wed May 03, 2006 5:28 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Ducting PC case - please advise
Replies: 15
Views: 7184

I think sirpico is more interested in better airflow than better silencing, at least that's what I understand by reading his first sentence : "I am planning to duct my PC case for more good airflow." So I will try to answer with that in mind, even though we should quiet his computer at the same time...
by Le_Gritche
Mon May 01, 2006 9:37 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: what are safe temp ranges for AMD A64 X2 3800+
Replies: 1
Views: 1500

Re: what are safe temp ranges for AMD A64 X2 3800+

AMD A64 X2 3800+ What are reasonable CPU temp ranges under idle and load as reported by the BIOS? AMD specs this CPU between 49C-71C, what does this mean exactly It means the max temp is unique to each CPU (not just to each CPU model), and can be anywhere in that 49°C-71°C range. There is a softw...
by Le_Gritche
Sun Apr 30, 2006 5:39 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: The Absolute Ultimate Air-Cooling Technique.
Replies: 30
Views: 10544

I don't know if you're familiar with English pounds but you certainly can't buy a soldering iron and a resistor for 2 pounds. I bought that 4.5€ soldering iron in an electronic store three blocks away. You are right, I checked and that's not 2 pounds, but 3.1 pounds. Still a bargain compared to t...
by Le_Gritche
Sat Apr 29, 2006 11:20 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: The Absolute Ultimate Air-Cooling Technique.
Replies: 30
Views: 10544

I find fanmate + resistor gets it below 5V. For the resistor I mean one of these: http://www.quietpc.com/gb-en-gbp/products/casefanaccessories/resistors You mean they really sell a simple resistor soldered to a wire ! 2 pounds each ! :shock: Soon they will sell bottled water ...oh wait I use the fa...
by Le_Gritche
Sat Apr 29, 2006 7:51 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Semi-passive: anyone just disabling/replacing vid card fans?
Replies: 8
Views: 3508

Re: Semi-passive: anyone just disabling/replacing vid card f

Why not just remove the HSF cover panel, disable the onboard fan, and position an 80mm Panaflo kind of up close at the heatsink surface. Anyone here even tried anything like that? Or seen an implementation? You should look the thread called Passive 6600 reaching 100c... flyingsherpa did exactly tha...
by Le_Gritche
Fri Apr 28, 2006 2:34 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Semi-passive: anyone just disabling/replacing vid card fans?
Replies: 8
Views: 3508

Even with the 120mm fan on 12v blowing a gale the temps were very high. Didn't really understand why. I think that a small fan pushing air outwards through the small gaps in the heatsink must be much more efficient to simply blowing lots of air at the heatsink. I experienced the same thing (albeit ...
by Le_Gritche
Tue Apr 25, 2006 8:29 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: help me silence my pc.
Replies: 19
Views: 5352

OK, to sum up you hear the HDDs seek noise and a hum-like noise in the front of the case, probably caused by the 2 intake fans at 7V. Are you sure the hum is caused by the intake fans and not by HDDs vibrations transmitted to the case ? You can try unplugging the fans for a few sec if you are not su...
by Le_Gritche
Mon Apr 24, 2006 1:28 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Upcoming Reviews & Articles
Replies: 193
Views: 323119

Added one more item: 20" iMac. 8) Is that different from the "17" Apple iMac - The Official SPCR Review" Devon published last week ? Also the list needs some updates : - Quiet & fanless gaming vidcards from Asus, Gigabyte, etc - Asus EAX1600XT - passive vid card - Antec NSK2400 - mATX HTPC case I t...
by Le_Gritche
Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: help me silence my pc.
Replies: 19
Views: 5352

Re: help me silence my pc.

i'm new here and i'd like to silence my pc (more). First you have to pinpoint what is doing the noise you want to reduce. HDDs ? -> suspend them The five 80mm fans ? -> remove some and 5V the others PSU fan ? -> make a fresh air duct it's quiet but whne i turn them off i cna notice a significant di...
by Le_Gritche
Sun Apr 23, 2006 4:15 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervoltable Motherboards: ADD to the list!!
Replies: 313
Views: 342241

Re: Undervoltable Motherboards: ADD to the list!!

i clicked the link page "Undervoltable Motherboards" and "recommands" but i got "page not found" could u modify the link? Same thing here, the new link for the article should be : http://www.silentpcreview.com/article69-page1.html My socket A Jetway 663AS is not undervoltable SPCR style (only -0.1V...
by Le_Gritche
Sun Apr 23, 2006 4:35 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Love at first sight. New awesome Am2 motherboards!
Replies: 40
Views: 14216

So the TPM in a new system can't do anything if I'm running XP for instance? XP could support TPM with an update maybe, but it probably won't. Because anyway you need TPM at the hardware level. Current computers (except one Sony) don't have it, and it's part of the hardware makers' grand scheme of ...
by Le_Gritche
Thu Apr 20, 2006 5:42 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Homebrew drive enclosure
Replies: 111
Views: 87084

I don't think I can get the "Ucarcide" though =\ According to your link, "UCARCIDE™ 250 Preservative is a broad spectrum biocide, which is highly effective against bacteria, fungi and yeast..." Why not use one droplet of bleach ? It should prevent the water from becoming foul. Maybe you don't even ...
by Le_Gritche
Thu Apr 20, 2006 4:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Drop of College to make horror movies?
Replies: 14
Views: 6676

Re: Drop of College to make horror movies?

I think you shouldn't drop out, horror movies fans will still be there in a few years. Stoping your studies and going back to college in a few years will probably be harder. I can provide you with a link, it's more about the dilemma between job-that-you-like / job-that-feeds-you but I think you can ...
by Le_Gritche
Tue Apr 18, 2006 6:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help! Unreliable Booting. <SOLVED>
Replies: 17
Views: 3897

Why is that? Is there still some energy stored in the PSU in warm boots? Capacitors probably store energy for some time, and besides the HDD and fans are still spinning, whereas on a cold boot they start from still. Reading the start of the thread, I was going to suggest insufficient load on the 12...
by Le_Gritche
Mon Apr 17, 2006 12:45 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 0.13µm AthlonXP 866MHz vs 0.18µm Pentium III 866MHz
Replies: 16
Views: 6460

I do have experience with Thunderbirds. I owned a 1GHz (10*100) Thunderbird with the "AXIA" stepping (legendary for overclocking well). I was more into overclocking than undervolting and silence back then, though. However, I did undervolt my particular CPU to 1.7V, while overclocking it to 1.33GHz....
by Le_Gritche
Mon Apr 17, 2006 5:54 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 0.13µm AthlonXP 866MHz vs 0.18µm Pentium III 866MHz
Replies: 16
Views: 6460

What I then did was to decrease the bus speed to 100MHz. Not only was the CPU now stable at 1.4V, I've been able to go all the way down to 1.2V. Did you keep the same CPU frequency by upping the multiplier or is that 1.5V @ 866MHz vs 1.2V @ 650MHz ? I'm interrested to know, because I'm planning to ...
by Le_Gritche
Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:25 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Homebrew drive enclosure
Replies: 111
Views: 87084

The job of a heat removal mechanism is to move thermal energy W in a time s to a given mass of air M . A material with higher thermal conductivity will reduce the value of s , and thus improve cooling. W is J/s so by definition it's for 1 second. What you are looking for is "Q in a time s to a give...
by Le_Gritche
Sun Apr 09, 2006 1:01 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Epox 9NDA3+ and undervolting
Replies: 3
Views: 1455

Re: Epox 9NDA3+ and undervolting

I am running BIOS v09/15/2005 which is the latest, the changelog from this BIOS release: Added: Support F75121 and Atxp9 negative Vcore voltage adjust [...] I was curious about now was the ability to undervolt with the mobo... And I guess you guys here should know best...? That motherboard is not i...
by Le_Gritche
Sun Apr 09, 2006 12:43 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU temps and SpeedFan
Replies: 7
Views: 2027

Re: CPU temps and SpeedFan

Processor thermal diode vs. socket thermal diode ?
Maybe chipset temp, but 50° seems like a lot to be the chipset. Besides, if it's called 'CPU(2)'...
by Le_Gritche
Tue Apr 04, 2006 6:16 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silentmaxx Fanless 400W MX460-PFL01 power supply
Replies: 30
Views: 129734

After a bit of Googling it appears that anodization greatly increases the emissivity of the aluminium surface, depending on the thickness of the oxide layer of course. Indeed, your link points to between 4 times and 17 times better emissivity after anodization. How and why it does this is still a m...
by Le_Gritche
Mon Apr 03, 2006 5:17 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silentmaxx Fanless 400W MX460-PFL01 power supply
Replies: 30
Views: 129734

Pink heatsinks ? :shock: At first I thought it was a joke after the 'OMG ponies' Slashdot's design for April Fool's day. Now I realizes it's serious, but I'm still not that convinced about the added benefit. Sure, anything is better than silvery aluminum, but why not paint them black if it's to impr...
by Le_Gritche
Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:27 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet DIY OC'd Pentium D 830 System
Replies: 95
Views: 55250

These tests indicate the X2 3800 beats the the 930 in video encoding And these 5 tests by TomHardware show respectively AMD faster by 0.2%, 4%, 7% and slower by 10% and 2%. So while THW is a bit more on the Intel side, and XBitLabs is on the AMD side (+3% and +12%), can we say they are more or less...
by Le_Gritche
Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:35 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet DIY OC'd Pentium D 830 System
Replies: 95
Views: 55250

Re: Nice article

Because the VRM heat builds up in the top back corner and cooks everything. You are right, I missed that part : "Although in the picture above it looks like the Ninja duct goes all the way down to the motherboard, it is actually an inch above it" So I did not understand how the top fan could still ...
by Le_Gritche
Tue Mar 28, 2006 6:58 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Undervolted papst fan makes tremendous amount of noise
Replies: 12
Views: 2739

Since I have an asus motherboard I'll assume its fan power is also regulated using PWM so to Mandachuva: Thanks for the tip, I'll check out building a little low pass filter. Another solution would be to use a potentiometer (100 ohm, 3W). I do that as my mobo can't control fan speed, and it allows ...
by Le_Gritche
Tue Mar 28, 2006 6:47 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Nasty interference noise
Replies: 15
Views: 3360

As far as the mouse goes, the noise happens even if I use only the mouse wheel to scroll down a webpage. Also, if I plug headphones into the headphone jack in the front of the case and enable that card (integrated on the motherboard), I hear some static and variable frequency chirps when I access t...
by Le_Gritche
Mon Mar 27, 2006 1:19 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet DIY OC'd Pentium D 830 System
Replies: 95
Views: 55250

Re: Nice article

* Is the top case fan necessary and to what extent the airflow to the top case fan is blocked by the CPU heatsink / duct. What happens when the top case fan is turned off? I think the same, that top fan is just in front of one flap of his CPU duct. Very inefficient and lots of turbulences that end ...
by Le_Gritche
Sun Mar 26, 2006 6:23 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermal Sticky Tape?
Replies: 5
Views: 1557

Re: Thermal Sticky Tape?

i was gunna get one of the new 7600gs', and was thinkin i could probably just get some thermal tape to get some contact between the memory modules and the stock heatsink. Judging by the pictures on that page of HKPEC's review you would probably need something 1mm thick or so. (just compare the thic...
by Le_Gritche
Fri Mar 24, 2006 11:21 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7600GS passive, 32W
Replies: 90
Views: 28110

We don't have actual head to head numbers yet but I'm not sure how you can say that the 1600 is both cheaper and better based on what we have, especially the cheaper part. Fortunately HKEPC just published a review of the 7600GS (Babelfish translation to english). They tested a 7600GS versus a x1600...
by Le_Gritche
Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:17 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7600GS passive, 32W
Replies: 90
Views: 28110

Hey, You might want to have a look at this french website which has a review and compares 7600Gs to Gt and to 6600 GT. Be cautious, that's not a real 7600GS review, they took an eVGA 7600GT and under-clocked it at 400/400: Comme nous n'avons pas pu nous fournir d'exemplaire final, nous avons utilis...