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by Le_Gritche
Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:12 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7600GS passive, 32W
Replies: 90
Views: 28106

Re: 7600GS passive, 32W

Thanks to the lower clock speeds NVIDIA has been able to get the peak power consumption down to 32 Watts from the 67 Watts found on the 7600 GT. Halving the power consumption seems a lot. The core is at 400 MHz rather than 560MHz, but the 7600GS is also using DDR2 memory when the 7600GT is using DD...
by Le_Gritche
Tue Mar 21, 2006 7:04 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Really cheap quieting
Replies: 32
Views: 14582

‘8cm Superred fan blowing across the HDDs. Checked the specs, said 24cfm and 21dBA. No fricking way 21dBA. At least I have a door. The PSU intake wasn't providing enough airflow for the HDDs ? Is that because with the front door closed there is no opening for the fresh air to come in that place ? I...
by Le_Gritche
Fri Mar 17, 2006 4:49 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Really cheap quieting
Replies: 32
Views: 14582

So, we let you enjoy your bliss for as long as you could. I feel both sorry and happy for my question about the remaining noise of his computer. On the one hand the silencing virus scores one more point :twisted:, on the other hand I ruined the life of a 13 year old... Now I know what Dracula feels...
by Le_Gritche
Fri Mar 17, 2006 6:28 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Really cheap quieting
Replies: 32
Views: 14582

Updated temps (old ones were before I silenced) CPU: Idle 29, Load 40 Case: Idle 31, Load 31 HDD: 35 Still well within teh safe range. CPU at 40°C unde load is indeed well within the safe range, you could slow the CPU fan (I don't know if there is a fanmate or if you can control it with your mother...
by Le_Gritche
Wed Feb 15, 2006 5:42 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: X-bit labs: Power consumption of modern graphic cards
Replies: 71
Views: 44835

Great job indeed. I had no time to verify the numbers in depth, but I caught a small typing error in Hyphe's graph, there are two GeForce 6800 and no GeForce 6600. I guess one of them got an 8 instead of a 6. Anyway they are so close to each other (14.07 vs 14.10) that it's not that important. As to...
by Le_Gritche
Wed Feb 15, 2006 9:35 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Power consumption of a Athlon 64 X2 3800+
Replies: 33
Views: 16068

In fact according to the .pdf , high TDPs have lower stock voltage than low TDP ones. Where in the PDF? I haven't seen it, unless you're talking about single and dual cores, which are different core types and not comparable. You are right, I must have mixed everything in my head ; different revisio...
by Le_Gritche
Wed Feb 15, 2006 8:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Cool and quiet passive SLI build
Replies: 22
Views: 5735

I currently use a athlon 64 3000+ with a radeon 9800 pro and its very quiet.. Its not to bad but its not perfect for me either. [...] Since you think the heat will be a overwhelming problem I might have to rethink my options anyway... sigh.. Now im cluless. :? Not necessarily, I think we just don't...
by Le_Gritche
Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:46 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Power consumption of a Athlon 64 X2 3800+
Replies: 33
Views: 16068

The best you can do is getting some friends that overclock CPU's. They love high TDP's, while you want the low ones. I thought a lot about that, now I can understand why overclockers love high TDP's. High TDP means the CPU let more current flow through itself, showing it is of better quality, and s...
by Le_Gritche
Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Cool and quiet passive SLI build
Replies: 22
Views: 5735

I read on many places that the ASUS EN7800GT Top Silencer cools good without a fan, didnt think I needed one on them. I think he was cranky because with such graphic cards (20W idle, 56W loaded and you put TWO of them), even though they will be able to be passively cooled, the heat will still be du...
by Le_Gritche
Tue Feb 14, 2006 2:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: This Site's Policy Towards 'Viral Marketing'
Replies: 17
Views: 8006

It's already site policy to allow companies to have representatives on these forums as long as they identify themselves and indicate their affiliation. Exactly, but you didn't put that answer in your poll, it's either yes or no. The problem is the 'no' answer is bundled with only one alternative (p...
by Le_Gritche
Tue Feb 14, 2006 10:58 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: X-bit labs: Power consumption of modern graphic cards
Replies: 71
Views: 44835

You have to put in the graph all the info needed by the reader. If price/power/performance are of use then you have to put the three. 3D graph are quiet hard to read, especially when you deal with discreet points rather than with continuous area (like altitude on a 3D geographical map that you can d...
by Le_Gritche
Sun Feb 12, 2006 6:59 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Does it make sense to tape off the GPU vent?
Replies: 14
Views: 3640

psmalon wrote: Right now it's not very easy for me to find web space to upload them.
www.imageshack.us
by Le_Gritche
Sun Feb 12, 2006 6:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Cool and quiet passive SLI build
Replies: 22
Views: 5735

please tell me if they are good, bad silent, and so on: Hiper Type-R 580W E-Power Silent Tiger 550W (EP-550P5-T1) The E-Power is the seventh item on MikeC's list of upcomming review and article. The Hiper is not silent nor quiet if I am to believe online reviews. http://img.presence-pc.com/dossiers...
by Le_Gritche
Sun Feb 12, 2006 5:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: This Site's Policy Towards 'Viral Marketing'
Replies: 17
Views: 8006

Actually I'd say SPCR is a couple of years ahead of the curve on Viral Marketing. Atop the Announcements forum are two stickied threads, one which details the policy on vendors and corporate rep's who want to post in the forums. [...] I never read this thread before today, but it's a very good poli...
by Le_Gritche
Sat Feb 11, 2006 11:44 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Does it make sense to tape off the GPU vent?
Replies: 14
Views: 3640

Re: Does it make sense to tape off the GPU vent?

The GPU vent is pretty close to the rear 120 mm fan. As air movement follows the path of least resistance, I fear that most of the air exhausted by the rear fan will be drawn from the GPU vent. I have absolutly no idea about your problem. But I can tell you to try with a cigarette or an incense sti...
by Le_Gritche
Sat Feb 11, 2006 7:37 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Reasonable temps for Thermalright SI-97A w/ Athlon XP 2200?
Replies: 20
Views: 7819

ok, you convinced me to not be lazy :) 8) here ya go: Wow lots of duct tape, that's so cool ;) Seriously you did a fantastic job, your cardboard air-duct looks well designed and achieved. I read that fan sucking air (rather than blowing air) are then hot and it reduces their lifespan, but you hadn'...
by Le_Gritche
Sat Feb 11, 2006 7:12 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Recommended Motherboards: From a Silence Perspective 1.1
Replies: 163
Views: 212633

Calculating CMOS Power (I made a link to the original article, not the google cache) Growing off-topic but very interesting read indeed. The first thing to notice about the equation P = CLV2f + IqV is that power consumption varies linearly with frequency. If the leakage current Iq is relatively sma...
by Le_Gritche
Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:52 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Reasonable temps for Thermalright SI-97A w/ Athlon XP 2200?
Replies: 20
Views: 7819

and i think this could have thinned out the amount of AS5... maybe making it so thin that I'm getting these high temperature readings? The thinner the better, as long as the amount is spred equally across the processor core. Recently I checked on AMD website about the recommanded amount of thermal ...
by Le_Gritche
Wed Feb 08, 2006 2:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My first silent pc...it's ok but I need some advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1748

Re: My first silent pc...it's ok but I need some advice

1) as I wrote the hard disk are suspended in front of the front fan; they are exactly the same (Western Digital WD1600PD) but there's always a 5 degrees difference between their temperatures. Maybe you should try to swap them, if the difference remains I would say it's due to bad calibration of the...
by Le_Gritche
Mon Feb 06, 2006 12:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building new system, feedback on Asrock 939dual-sata2?
Replies: 15
Views: 4773

Look in their forum : Topic: ASRock 939Dual-SATA2 -= F A Q =- and you can then find a link to : ASRock Mainboards Beta BIOS Interestingly in the FAQ I found this : Is 1T Command Rate functional? 1T Command Rate is supported and functional. A lot of people complaint about 1T Command Rate causing syst...
by Le_Gritche
Sat Feb 04, 2006 8:13 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Power consumption of a Athlon 64 X2 3800+
Replies: 33
Views: 16068

About 1.25V seems to be the norm. for 90nm 2.0GHz AMD parts. When I learned that Turion were just regular Athlon cores, I was afraid that good undervolting-capable cores would be picked up to become mobile, Turion 35W and Turion 25W at the end of the production line. Maybe the market for Turion is ...
by Le_Gritche
Sat Feb 04, 2006 8:00 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The price you've paid for silence (in dollars)
Replies: 47
Views: 15654

CPU: 25 Euro for a socketA ventirad with a 80mm fan 4,5 Euro for a soldering iron 1,5 Euro for a 100 ohm potentiometer, a 68ohm resistor and some wires to be able to reduce and control the CPU fan speed according to the load (my mobo doesnt allow that feature in the BIOS) GPU: 2 Euro for a 4 pin Mo...
by Le_Gritche
Wed Feb 01, 2006 6:53 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New HDD purchase - very confused
Replies: 26
Views: 7869

1. There is no reliable way of judging drive reliability short of examining return records. For reasons that should be obvious, these records are not public. Well, then you should look Hard drives return rates on this hardware news site. It's a belgian/french website, and they belong to the same co...
by Le_Gritche
Wed Feb 01, 2006 6:34 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Testbench for fans. Please help me create it.
Replies: 25
Views: 6482

Re: Testbench for fans. Please help me create it.

The manufacture is normally providing a lot of useful information. So before we start testing lets see what we already know. - Voltage and ampere As was pointed to me by Elixer on another thread : What is generally listed on fans is the max current draw. You probably won't ever see the fan draw thi...
by Le_Gritche
Sat Jan 28, 2006 10:16 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Software used to monitor temps with ASUS A8N-Premium?
Replies: 4
Views: 2024

SpeedFan should work with your motherboard. It allows to monitor voltages, temperatures and fan speeds, you can even control fan speeds on supported mobos.
You can find more info about it and numerous other softwares in SPCR 'Web Links & Downloads' section here is the relevant page about SpeedFan.
by Le_Gritche
Fri Jan 27, 2006 11:10 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: How to lower voltage without wasting power?
Replies: 10
Views: 3543

you can't base the resistance of the fan based upon its current rating. What is generally listed on fans is the max current draw. You probably won't ever see the fan draw this much power unless you stall the fan at 13.2 volts. I guess you are right on that. About the 10% tolerance, I'm not convince...
by Le_Gritche
Fri Jan 27, 2006 9:36 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: How to lower voltage without wasting power?
Replies: 10
Views: 3543

Re: How to lower voltage without wasting power?

I just got another idea ; since your fans are of the same model, you might as well use another trick which is simpler. You wire 2 fans in line (I don't know the proper translation for 'en série'). The 12v get in the first fan, but when the wire get out of the fan, you wire it on the second fan rathe...
by Le_Gritche
Fri Jan 27, 2006 8:33 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: How to lower voltage without wasting power?
Replies: 10
Views: 3543

Re: How to lower voltage without wasting power?

However, the specs written on the fan themselves are not identical to the one given in the spec sheet. So here they are : Model : FBA12G12L Voltage : 12V Current : 0.24 A You are right to trust these specs, because they give you the current associated with a given voltage (12V) rather than with a w...
by Le_Gritche
Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:15 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power supplies return rates
Replies: 3
Views: 1770

I don't really trust some unknown "major French retailer". It's not unknown, it's LDLC.com , created in 1997 and that happens to be the owner of behardware.com and hardware.fr websites, who posted the news. In 2004 they shipped 700 000 orders in France, Belgium and Swiss (Swistzwerland ?) According...
by Le_Gritche
Wed Jan 18, 2006 6:49 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Homebrew drive enclosure
Replies: 111
Views: 87067

I bet there would be a lot of demand from SPCRians for such an enclosure that would fit a standard 3.5" hard drive. Could be a business opportunity for you there.... 8) Well, a regular 5"1/4 drive will do the trick. Any CD/DVD drive/burner is in a 5"1/4 enclosure, so if you have a dead one you just...