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by roadie
Sat Jun 17, 2006 2:34 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD A64 TDP Poll
Replies: 71
Views: 71585

Here's my failed dual core 3700+, which runs really, really hot (CCBWE 0542VPMW): AMD64 TCaseMax - v1.19 ---------------------- CPU Information (CPU #1): Standard CPUID: Family: F, Model: 7, Stepping: 2 Extended CPUID: Family: F, Model: 37, Stepping: 2 CPUID String: 30F72 Processor APIC: 0 Processor...
by roadie
Sat Jun 17, 2006 2:18 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Zalman ZM-NBF47 - First Thoughts
Replies: 11
Views: 7399

There's a review of the new chipset cooler here:

http://www.bcchardware.com/index.php?op ... &Itemid=40

It looks to be pretty decent. I might pick one up to see if it makes much difference over my NB47J.
by roadie
Thu Jun 15, 2006 1:25 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD 64 3000+ to 4000+ noise increase?
Replies: 6
Views: 2080

The E6 Venice's (bar the 3800+) are rated at 67W. The 3700+, 3800+ and 4000+ are rates as 89W. I myself have just upgraded from an E3 Venice 3000+ to a 3700+ (OEM failed dual core) and have been very suprised and annoyed to see how much the temperatures have risen. The Venice used to idle in the low...
by roadie
Thu Jun 15, 2006 1:11 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Zalman ZM-NBF47 - First Thoughts
Replies: 11
Views: 7399

Yeah, NF4 chipsets do get remarkably hot and they do not have a temperature sensor, which I feel is a large ommitance. My EPoX board uses a Winbond chip for temperature sensing and fan control.
by roadie
Thu Jun 15, 2006 1:04 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Gigabyte 3D Aurora 'silent' build
Replies: 17
Views: 10564

I felt the same as you about air intakes into the case. My solution was to open up both of the 3.5" bays and place a dust filter behind them. This is quite good, as there is a nice "tunnel" from there, through my Freezer 64 Pro and back to the lower case fan. It is difficult to rely upon the single ...
by roadie
Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:38 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NeoHE "High-Efficiency"
Replies: 606
Views: 419403

I purchased the 550W NeoHE that I had the opportunity to earlier in the thread, and I have to say I am very pleased with it. It is much, much quieter under load than my previous PSU's (Hiper Type R 480W and Enermax Liberty 400W) and it works flawlessly. I would recommend it.
by roadie
Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:00 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: VGA Cooler Roundup: A Thermalright, two Zalmans, and an Arct
Replies: 54
Views: 35305

It's good to see a SPCR review of these units. However, here are some of my thoughts on the V1-Ultra, which I have on my x1900xt. First of all, the instructions for installing it really aren't terribly good, especially when you are trying to follow them humgover, like I was. I had the same problem y...
by roadie
Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:11 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P180 or Gigabyte Aurora?
Replies: 5
Views: 2238

See this thread that will give you some details on the Aurora: http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=28831 I have one and I like the design and build quality but it does pick up an awful lot of resonance from hard drives. I reckon that's its only fault really and I will be trying to suspe...
by roadie
Thu Jun 01, 2006 5:25 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Gigabyte 3D Aurora 'silent' build
Replies: 17
Views: 10564

That looks really, really good. I have put as much Acoustipack as possible in my Aurora and that combined with the removal of the stock x1900 HSF has done wonders in terms of reducing vibrations and fan/motor noise. I also receieved an Antec NeoHE 550W PSU today, which should be quieter than the Hip...
by roadie
Wed May 24, 2006 1:30 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NeoHE "High-Efficiency"
Replies: 606
Views: 419403

I have the opportunity of purchasing a revision A3.1 550W NeoHE. Is anyone aware of any problems with these and the Epox 9NPA+ Ultra?
by roadie
Wed May 24, 2006 12:48 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive cooling for 6600GT?
Replies: 4
Views: 1714

I believe that the only method of quietening the AGP version of the 6600GT is the Zalman VF700. However, once fitted it does stick out above the card so clearance between it and your case could be an issue.
by roadie
Tue May 23, 2006 3:19 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: How to cooldown passive Nforce4 motherboards?
Replies: 25
Views: 7934

The nForce 4 chipset does not have a temperature sensor so the temperature you are seeing will be that of the sensor chip somewhere else on the motherboard. I have the passive blue Zalman HS on my chipset and that too gets blisteringly hot. I am not sure of the long term effects of having a very, ve...
by roadie
Mon May 22, 2006 3:07 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Gigabyte 3D Aurora 'silent' build
Replies: 17
Views: 10564

I have an Aurora too. I really like the case but I do have 3 hard drives and the vibration that they produce compounded with the very thin and light alminium panels means that there is an annoying resonance being produced. I have ordered some Acoustipack to try to dampen this. Here are a few other i...
by roadie
Mon May 22, 2006 2:36 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Accelero X2 vs V1 Ultra vs VF900-Cu for silencing X1900XTX?
Replies: 51
Views: 23833

Ok, so here is what I have decided: 1xThermalright V1 Ultra 1xAcoustifan 80x25mm fan with resistor 1xZalman ZM-OP1 80x15mm fan with resistor The Zalman will sit on the front heatsink next to the PCI cards to stir a bit of air at 5V. The Acoustifan will sit on the rear to cool the radiator and I will...
by roadie
Thu May 18, 2006 3:51 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermal Compound & Performance With Stock Cooler
Replies: 4
Views: 1513

I saw no change really going from the stock thermal compound on my x1900xt to AS3. I guess with the temperature that the x1900's run at and the efficiency of the stock heatsink that the compound does not contribute much.
by roadie
Thu May 18, 2006 1:53 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Accelero X2 vs V1 Ultra vs VF900-Cu for silencing X1900XTX?
Replies: 51
Views: 23833

So I load up Condemned: Criminal Origins (uses the FEAR engine, and looked terrible on my Geforce 6500), and I hear a high pitched whine when using the menus, the freqency changes when my mouse goes over one of the keywords (like NEW GAME - LOAD GAME - etc). At first I thought it was the PSU, then ...
by roadie
Thu May 18, 2006 12:39 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: GlacialTech SilentBlade - new contender on 120 mm market?
Replies: 81
Views: 32784

http://www.microbarn.com/CaseFans_FAC-GT1202B--32-88-101507.html This fan has very similar specs to the fans that are used in the Gigabyte Aurora chassis that I have. However, the Gigabyte branded fans are clear and have blue LED's. They too are made by Everflow and the model number is R121225SL. I...