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by kentc
Fri Oct 06, 2006 9:10 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: new front intake and exhaust
Replies: 2
Views: 2659

new front intake and exhaust

so i went mad with the drills today. a cyberhug goes out to anyone who correctly identifies what i was trying to make the new front intake look like. :oops: also an attempt to cool the dvd better with some exhaust-holes all around it. http://img226.imageshack.us/img226/5546/frontnn1.th.jpg added a b...
by kentc
Fri Oct 06, 2006 12:27 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: right clicking on NVIDIA settings causes screen to go blank
Replies: 6
Views: 3085

i have the same problem, right-clicking on movie-files usually produce a black screen for about a second. not always, haven't figured out when really... also on latest drivers.
what reg-keys did you change?

kent.
by kentc
Sun Sep 24, 2006 3:36 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting GPU on nVidia 6150?
Replies: 4
Views: 2473

Threadstarter, do you have the option to change Vdd or VMCH under overclocking or frequency and voltages section? MCH = Northbridge (technically not for A64, but oh what the heck), and Vdd will also affect its voltage. nope. have tried with nvidias performance tool but it refuses to change any of t...
by kentc
Thu Sep 21, 2006 8:16 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting GPU on nVidia 6150?
Replies: 4
Views: 2473

Undervolting GPU on nVidia 6150?

the northbridge on my msi k8ngm2-fid is running quite hot and as i very rarely use the computer for any demanding graphics i wonder if it's possible to lower the frequency and voltage of the gpu and thereby reduce overall system heat output? would setting the "cpu to nb frequency" option in bios ena...
by kentc
Sat Aug 26, 2006 11:34 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Automatically logged out !?
Replies: 43
Views: 26199

just wanted to bring the thread back to attention. the problem persists.
by kentc
Thu Jul 13, 2006 3:33 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: I’m looking for feedback on NVidia 6150 based motherboards
Replies: 41
Views: 20961

Jasper wrote: That post is about a ZM-NB47J. Winguy was asking about a ZM-NBF47. Yes, it's confusing, but they are two entirely different products. The NBF is a fan-style northbridge cooler, something like a miniature 6000Al with thicker and less fins.
then i'm sorry, my bad!

/me ashamed
by kentc
Sat Jun 24, 2006 12:19 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: I’m looking for feedback on NVidia 6150 based motherboards
Replies: 41
Views: 20961

winguy - how about checking the thread before asking? i bought the zalman zm-nb47j nb cooler today, to put on the gpu. i shall report when it's done. subjectively much cooler running. 10-20 degrees according to my finger thermometer. with the original sink i couldn't hold my fingers on it for more t...
by kentc
Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:18 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Cheapest Way to Measure Chipset Temperature
Replies: 9
Views: 2222

(sorry for hijacking thread)

would ir thermometers work for airflow temperatures aswell, or how do you measure the for example exhaust temps best?

regards, kent.
by kentc
Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:14 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Looking for a mATX PSU.
Replies: 3
Views: 1271

The only ones reviewed are the Seasonic SS-300SFD 80 Plus: Little Big PSU and it's predecessor. i have ran one of these for a couple of months now. stock fan is ok but with a fan swap it would be excellent. runs really cool with it's very high efficiency. i used to have a seventeam matx psu - that ...
by kentc
Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:19 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Automatically logged out !?
Replies: 43
Views: 26199

having this problem every day the last couple of days. before that maybe once or twice since i became a member.
very annoying not being able to use "posts since last visit".
regards, kent.
by kentc
Thu Jun 15, 2006 1:50 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: size of intake and duct?
Replies: 1
Views: 745

size of intake and duct?

hello, still designing my future case. question now is how large do i need to make the air intake hole and intake duct to feed a couple of nexus 92'ers with air? see beautiful illustration: http://81.216.167.201/bilder/case1.GIF in case (quite possibly) it's not clear enough, i will have an intake a...
by kentc
Thu Jun 15, 2006 1:33 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: I’m looking for feedback on NVidia 6150 based motherboards
Replies: 41
Views: 20961

As for the northbridge on the MSI... as I mentioned, a Zalman 7700 on the CPU takes care of keeping it cool. I imagine a Thermalright XP- or SI-series HSF would also work, assuming those sinks fit the board. (xp-90 fits, 120 might fit on some boards depending on capacitor bendability or with ram in...
by kentc
Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:10 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: I’m looking for feedback on NVidia 6150 based motherboards
Replies: 41
Views: 20961

kind of a bad fit though, too big. had to mount it at about a 15 degree angle which looks kind of silly. square didn't fit and neither did 45 degrees. Would there be any fit issues on the Asus A8N-VM CSM ? hard to tell actually. the problem with the k8ngm2-fid is that the nb and sb heatsinks are ra...
by kentc
Mon Jun 12, 2006 2:41 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: I’m looking for feedback on NVidia 6150 based motherboards
Replies: 41
Views: 20961

The new nTune beta has a similar monitoring utility, and it shows a temp for the "nForce", which I take to mean the IGP. speedfan 4.29 beta 7 shows that sensor too. things is though "nForce" is actually the southbridge, the chip with the black heatsink closest to the sata-connectors, nForce 430. th...
by kentc
Sun Jun 11, 2006 2:58 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: modify zm-2hc2 so it actually works
Replies: 3
Views: 1580

the gap is like a mm or two - very large!

so i tried your idea, sticking thermal paste between the layers of foil and on the hs and drive. that was such a messy job!

it's been back on for a couple of hours now and the results: 0 degree change :)
by kentc
Sun Jun 11, 2006 2:47 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: SpeedFan 4.29 beta supports MSI K8NGM2-FID
Replies: 4
Views: 1965

does anyone know where the "sys" sensor is located?

kent.
by kentc
Fri Jun 09, 2006 9:59 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: modify zm-2hc2 so it actually works
Replies: 3
Views: 1580

modify zm-2hc2 so it actually works

hello, so i was more or less forced to buy the zalman zm-2hc2 yesterday even though i know the nexus disktwin would be a better choice. but now i'm trying to do the bst i can about the situation. upon mounting the zalman to my spinpoint it became apparent the hs was only toucing a few square mm were...
by kentc
Fri Jun 09, 2006 9:42 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: I’m looking for feedback on NVidia 6150 based motherboards
Replies: 41
Views: 20961

i bought the zalman zm-nb47j nb cooler today, to put on the gpu. i shall report when it's done. subjectively much cooler running. 10-20 degrees according to my finger thermometer. with the original sink i couldn't hold my fingers on it for more then a second, now i might just rest my cold feet on i...
by kentc
Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:38 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: I’m looking for feedback on NVidia 6150 based motherboards
Replies: 41
Views: 20961

i bought the zalman zm-nb47j nb cooler today, to put on the gpu. i shall report when it's done.
by kentc
Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:18 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: I’m looking for feedback on NVidia 6150 based motherboards
Replies: 41
Views: 20961

one thing though it's probably the same for all boards with integrated graphics. the gpu does get ridicusly hot. with a highly efficient heatsink on the cpu (i run the xp-90c) the cpu fan is spinning so slowly you get very little airflow over the gpu. i'm planning to fix this with some sort of ducti...
by kentc
Mon Jun 05, 2006 11:31 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: I’m looking for feedback on NVidia 6150 based motherboards
Replies: 41
Views: 20961

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

MSI K8NGM2-FID 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. Any help appreciated. had one of these for a few months now, very pleased: no speedfan. works ...
by kentc
Wed May 31, 2006 1:14 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Semi-fanless XP-90 possible?
Replies: 5
Views: 1840

in my tests (and the coming real world application) the board will be "upside-down" with the cpu at the bottom of the case and standing up. the fan will be sucking air from underneath the case, over the xp-90, the pvms and the memory, nb, sb, hardrive, powersupply and then vented out the back.
by kentc
Sun May 28, 2006 11:37 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Semi-fanless XP-90 possible?
Replies: 5
Views: 1840

i am about to build a custom case and i've been doing some experiments with airflow over my xp-90c (copper version, as expensive as the 120 and almost as effective. xp-120 won't fit my cramped matx mb). cpu is 3200+. with some ducting a nexus 92mm at 850rpm/about 6v can keep the cpu at 45 degrees ce...
by kentc
Wed May 17, 2006 11:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Crystal CPUID and Linux
Replies: 10
Views: 4164

anything. I've tried decompressing it in KDE. It doesn't decompress. I've tried running it using tar at the command line, but I haven't gotten anything out of it. I've tried downloading it again. No luck. $ mv linux-frequency-driver-1.50.03.tar.tar linux-frequency-driver-1.50.03.tar.bz2 $ bunzip2 l...
by kentc
Sat May 13, 2006 8:03 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Plan-Comments/Help Please
Replies: 5
Views: 2359

Re: HDD Plan-Comments/Help Please

sorry it's taken me so long to answer... somewhat ot i guess but i've used veritas backup products quite a lot, a lot of fiddling initially but then it serves you very well for ever. i think veritas was bought by or partner with symantec these days? Yes, symantec bought out veritas, but what product...
by kentc
Mon Apr 17, 2006 12:15 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Stay away from the Seagate 7200.9 160GB model!Very Loud!
Replies: 18
Views: 11188

no problems what so ever with suspended 300gb 7200.9. excellent drive. quick.
by kentc
Fri Mar 24, 2006 3:40 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung HM040HI noise problem
Replies: 8
Views: 2987

glad to hear it's fine now! this patch you speak of, is it available openly on samsungs homepage (url?) or do you have to request it?

best regards, kent.
by kentc
Fri Mar 17, 2006 6:18 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Mid-fan case concept
Replies: 22
Views: 4928

Re: Mid-fan case concept

qualifies--the huge rear exhaust means the overpressure would be very slight. that woul be my only grief with your concept - i fear ambient temperature on the mobo-compartment would be rather high. since you wont have an active exhaust i think maybe a lot of heat will just hang around, refusing to ...
by kentc
Sun Mar 12, 2006 2:07 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: XP-120 and MSI 865PE NEO2-V, compatibility experiences?
Replies: 5
Views: 1874

i e-mailed thermalright support just this week to ask about another board and they responded within a few hours!

regards, kent.
by kentc
Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:33 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: semi-passive psu idea
Replies: 9
Views: 2477

I hate to be a stickler, but _how_ are you going to have an external top heatsink connected to an internal heatsink, attached to VRMs which possibly are passing current to the expected internal heatsink, and have it isolated from ground? you're not a stickler (being a non-native english speaker i d...