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by signal64
Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:31 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New system CPU Heatsink installation process
Replies: 5
Views: 2425

I put it on before as that backplate isn't necessarily touching the case for support. Your flexing the board when it's on the stand-offs and your applying that much pressure.

I use a large section of antistatic foam with the static bag (the bag the board comes with) ontop of it on a tabletop.
by signal64
Fri Oct 20, 2006 12:15 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASUS A8N-VM CSM
Replies: 127
Views: 68237

Thanks Erssa I think it fixed some bug that was troubling linux users, otherwise nothing special compared to 0702. Guess I'll stick with the current 1001 which came with the board. It's hot. But asus must have known that being hot doesn't cause any concerns. Otherwise they would have released it wit...
by signal64
Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:59 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASUS A8N-VM CSM
Replies: 127
Views: 68237

Just picked one of these up and have a few observations / questions. 1. When downloading the drivers I noticed ASUS now has a A8N-VM CSM/NBP version. The only difference I can see is that it uses a 6150B (vs. 6150). Very little info on what the "B" version offers, but see Gigabyte and others jumping...
by signal64
Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:14 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Right Angle ATX Power Adapter
Replies: 2
Views: 2415

VERY true.. hadn't thought the "keying" of the plug to be different amongst different motherboards (and thus the direction the PSU cable comes in could be the "wrong way"). That does prevent a single universal solution. As the cable is a bit long, may just go ahead get a new connector and redo it. I...
by signal64
Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:36 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Right Angle ATX Power Adapter
Replies: 2
Views: 2415

Right Angle ATX Power Adapter

Having a slight issue with a micro-ATX board where the power connector (while at the edge of the board) is inline with the CPU. Using a Scythe Ninja pretty much takes up the majority of room and the PSU cable is getting in the way of the fan for the Ninja. Is there such a thing as a 24pin right-angl...
by signal64
Fri Oct 06, 2006 9:06 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Removing a Water Cooled system for storage
Replies: 7
Views: 4154

Holy Cow! I'm glad I pulled the block while I did! I hadn't looked closly at the block for a week and found something pretty nasty when I finally took it out. I don't have a camera handy, but here's what the waterblock normally looks like: http://www.virtual-hideout.net/reviews/tt_bigwaterSE/images/...
by signal64
Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:30 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Removing a Water Cooled system for storage
Replies: 7
Views: 4154

Thanks for the suggestions folks. They're all much appreciated. The closed loop sounds like a good idea. I suspect I'd get some bubbles in there that would need to be worked out. Might be a little messy, but less chance of something drying out in there that you don't want. For the distilled water me...
by signal64
Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:49 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Removing a Water Cooled system for storage
Replies: 7
Views: 4154

Removing a Water Cooled system for storage

I'm going to be removing a Thermaltake BigWater SE. Bottom line, on my Intel system it makes the same (if not more noise) for the same cooling power than my air cooled solution. Not what I was after. I do plan on using it on an AMD system later, but will need to store it for a couple of weeks before...
by signal64
Sat Sep 30, 2006 10:15 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel Motherboards with Accurate Temp Sensors
Replies: 9
Views: 3201

It would be useful to have a resource that compared motherboard CPU sensor readings to those that the DTS provides. That way you can determine which motherboards offer the most useful readings. The problem is that different BIOS versions can update the way motherboard CPU readings are calculated, s...
by signal64
Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:39 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel Motherboards with Accurate Temp Sensors
Replies: 9
Views: 3201

CPU is one item, but don't forget chipset or system. Monitoring isn't a issue and I'm familiar with the programs listed above including those that have their own proprietary programs (ASUS for instance). I'd like to get fan control to work via bios rather than another app. I go between linux and win...
by signal64
Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:55 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel Motherboards with Accurate Temp Sensors
Replies: 9
Views: 3201

Intel Motherboards with Accurate Temp Sensors

Still surprised at how lacking the information is in reviews about this. I'm getting a bit tired of having to add external sensors or bugging manufactures to have proprer bios fixes to reflect accurate temp/fan readings. Is there an intel motherboard (LGA775 955 or 975 based perferably) motherboard ...
by signal64
Sat Aug 26, 2006 2:38 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Laptop CPU Swap - FSB Question
Replies: 1
Views: 1338

Laptop CPU Swap - FSB Question

Ok.. back to school for me on this. I have a laptop with a Socket 478 P4 Northwood 2.8Ghz which unfortunately doesn't have SpeedStep. Needless to say this thing runs hot all the time (and noisy due to the CPU Fans) as it never throttles it's cpu speed when not in use. I thought of replacing the CPU ...
by signal64
Wed Jun 21, 2006 6:30 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: 3U Rackmount Case Solutions?
Replies: 3
Views: 2552

I got a Corsair Nautilus 500 to play with. So far things are working out fine. I chose this one primarily because the tank, pump, and radiator is an all in one external unit and included a slot spacer that allows the hoses and power to go through. I didn't have to find room inside the 3U rackmount t...
by signal64
Mon Jun 05, 2006 1:34 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: 3U Rackmount Case Solutions?
Replies: 3
Views: 2552

3U Rackmount Case Solutions?

I'm still on a quest on how to best silence my two 3U Rackmount cases and leaning back towards Water Cooling. But what to select for a 3U case is still a problem. I'm thinking I need to keep this as an all-in-one solution in that I can't have non-attached radiator/pump/etc due to the case needing to...
by signal64
Mon May 01, 2006 10:52 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: External Enclosure Fan Mods
Replies: 5
Views: 1548

Funny enough I made one last dig through my junk fan box and found a Radio Shack 40mm 12v fan (cat no. 273-240). I think I got this over a year ago for a different project. At 12v this thing is pretty darn noisy (which is why I probably didn't use it) and emitts the higher pitch whine that I'm tryin...
by signal64
Mon May 01, 2006 8:16 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 40 mm fan replacement - How about a Papst ??
Replies: 4
Views: 1988

Sorry - Never mind - delete this.
by signal64
Mon May 01, 2006 7:08 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet 60mm fan?
Replies: 10
Views: 2741

Yup, the two 60mm fans in my 3U rackmounts drive me nuts. And they were supposed to be low air flow (hate to hear the high airflow ones). They mount side by side so modding the case to accept a larger fan has been an issue. I wish Artic Cooling would consider making one as I've been happy with their...
by signal64
Mon May 01, 2006 6:49 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: External Enclosure Fan Mods
Replies: 5
Views: 1548

For the issue with constantly being powered on, I found a nifty little solution. http://www.cpustuff.com/estore/product.php?productid=146&cat=0&page=1 It simply looks for +5v on the USB line and throws an AC relay. You have to make sure your motherboard doesn't keep +5v on the USB line when the syst...
by signal64
Tue Apr 25, 2006 8:21 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Interest Check : USB PWM Fan controller kit
Replies: 25
Views: 10125

In regards to the 1 and 2 part supplies being hard to come by (as they usually want you to buy in bulk), I used to be able to just ask the distributer (not the retail shops) for samples. The parts and shipping were free. Not sure if you tried that route yet. There's got to be a Molex or other parts ...
by signal64
Mon Apr 24, 2006 9:03 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja SCNJ-1000 Copper Base Is Concave!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 5816

I can confirm my out of the box Ninja seems to be that way. I couldn't get consistant contact across my Pentium-D and temps were pretty bad. Looking closer at the base, I can see fine arched grooves like a grinding wheel was used. Also around two of the base screws the edges are rounded off and cont...
by signal64
Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:30 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Interest Check : USB PWM Fan controller kit
Replies: 25
Views: 10125

Awesome project there. I can write up a front end for it. As a suggestion (and you probably already thought of this) add some mounting holes in each corner so it can be installed in a case with either standoffs or nylon studs. And maybe not a big deal, but a right angle molex would be a bonus (for m...
by signal64
Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:11 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm Fan with 4pin PWM connector?
Replies: 7
Views: 1886

Yup, I think I covered performance-pcs (including that they were back in stock :wink: ).

But thanks for pointing out the link for those needing one.
Performance-PCS isn't a bad place to shop from.

Thanks
by signal64
Tue Apr 18, 2006 8:56 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: External Enclosure Fan Mods
Replies: 5
Views: 1548

External Enclosure Fan Mods

Hey all, I've been thinking about some options for keeping the fan noise down in External Drive enclosures. It seems that the majority of enclosures make no attempt to keep those little fans quiet (especially when they are not in use). In my scenario, I have a Plextor 740UF (30x30x10mm 5v fan) and a...
by signal64
Sun Apr 16, 2006 3:32 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm Fan with 4pin PWM connector?
Replies: 7
Views: 1886

Performance-pcs got them back in stock. In BIOS the only thing I could find was to disable speed control for CPU fan, but that didn't solve it. Just odd that some PSU's worked and others not (all rated 550w plus) with a 3pin fan. Pluggin in a PWM 4pin worked on all. About ready to give up on this bo...
by signal64
Sun Apr 16, 2006 2:12 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe mine CPU cooler reviewed (English translation)
Replies: 36
Views: 16955

Just as an FYI - I had problems fitting the Ninja + Fan height. The lock tabs keep the fan from sitting lower (if you choose to mount it on the side with the lock tabs). I cut the tabs back on one side so now the fan can sit about 1cm lower. This blows a little more air through the bottom sink as we...
by signal64
Sun Apr 16, 2006 1:49 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooler master passive heatpipe 3U cooler
Replies: 4
Views: 2255

... rackmount cases have crap for cooling fans Not any that are quiet anyway. There are some cases with alot of cooling but are noisy has hell. I get annoyed at the "Rackmount Cases are for Server Rooms and who cares how noisy those are" attitudes. But then again it's not everybody who has 19" cabi...
by signal64
Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:11 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silverstone 120mm Fan - ???
Replies: 23
Views: 7949

I've just bought a 120 mm Silverstone fm121 (9 blades) and done a quick & dirty comparison with Globe S1202512L-3M (with thermister snipped off and shorted). All 'listening' is done with each fan, held in my hand, at about 1 cm from my ear. Smile Sorry... when I read this pictures of van Gogh minus...
by signal64
Tue Apr 11, 2006 10:35 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm Fan with 4pin PWM connector?
Replies: 7
Views: 1886

True, but as my motherboard puts out 100% duty cycle on power up before switching over to cmos settings, it was something to consider. I must have been reading the JMC-1238 specs and not the JMC-1225. The 1238 puts out 150CFM@4000RPM 13v which had me a little freaked. Didn't want it to rip off on st...
by signal64
Sun Apr 09, 2006 12:11 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Recommendations for a 120mm 4pin PWM Fan for Scythe Ninja?
Replies: 0
Views: 874

Recommendations for a 120mm 4pin PWM Fan for Scythe Ninja?

Hello all, I've installed a Scythe Ninja on an Abit AW8 MAX motherboard (yea!). So far I'm getting about 29c idle on a Pentium-D 840 (ambient is about 17c) using the stock Scythe fan that now comes with the Ninja. However, through some oddity of the Abit AW8 MAX and my Enermax Liberty PSU, the syste...
by signal64
Sun Apr 09, 2006 11:44 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja backplate issue?
Replies: 14
Views: 5885

Crud... I wish I had read this thread first. After successfully pulling off a few glued on backplates for AMD 949 boards, I wasn't that concerned. There are some universal mounting kits (I think even Scythe has one) if you want to move the Ninja to another board. If I do move the Ninja, I guess I'll...