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by angelkiller
Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Why is my homemade usb fan not working? I need a rocket scie
Replies: 9
Views: 2807

This is just a guess...

Is it because it's a PWM fan? IIRC, PWM fans run at full voltage (12v). So they may not be as flexible as most fans are in terms of starting voltage. Maybe you should use a non-PWM fan.
by angelkiller
Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't Cool a 4830
Replies: 43
Views: 9424

Unfortunately, I just took my system apart - I'm trading motherboards. However, I can do these tests, put it will probably be late next week...
by angelkiller
Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:27 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: e8400 + Solo + Sonex Mini Willtec Foam
Replies: 4
Views: 4605

Very nice! :) I have a couple of questions.

1) How are your temps? Especially on that 4850.
2) What's the model name of the Blu-Ray drive you got? How has it worked in your experiences?

Thanks.
by angelkiller
Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't Cool a 4830
Replies: 43
Views: 9424

The purpose of putting a fan in that position is to supply the cards with cool fresh air, not to push the hot air out the back - why not try it and see if it helps? Ok, so I put a fan there. With both cards in, case closed, the cards idled at 48C. Definately an improvement from when I started this ...
by angelkiller
Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't Cool a 4830
Replies: 43
Views: 9424

The only issue I see with running a 120mm fan there is the pressure. One fan surely can't push the hot air the cards create out the back....
by angelkiller
Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: [Partition] new hd on old rig?
Replies: 6
Views: 1669

djohn3853 wrote:can someone confirm that I need to plug a power cable also into
the new hd.
Yes, you do. SATA drives need 2 cables. The thin data cable, and a power cable, which looks like this. The black end goes into the drive, the white end plugs into a Molex connector. That image is an adapter btw.
by angelkiller
Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:54 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: New soldier in the "silent front"
Replies: 6
Views: 2257

Lightmaster wrote:Hmm, I have a older WD 2500KS.Dont think it's silent at all.

EDIT:
I made a setup.
http://g.imagehost.org/t/0961/config.jpg
WD6400AAKS Fast & quiet.
by angelkiller
Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:25 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't Cool a 4830
Replies: 43
Views: 9424

Re: Can't Cool a 4830

first i must sa f*kingly nice setup :clap: i first wonder what a hell of accelero turbo modules did you get? Kaze-Jyu (kaze juny as i use to pronounce) explained me a lot. These 100mm 'monsters have only 15CFM @1000rpm and (27.6CFM for 2000rpm models) and that's pretty poor considering some crappy ...
by angelkiller
Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:07 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't Cool a 4830
Replies: 43
Views: 9424

angelkiller, Based on Kaleid's post, have you tried clocking the card down to 160/200 on stock voltages? I think you said you tried 160/200 on reduced voltages, but not stock. Then again, I guess not reducing voltage doesn't really affect temps/power consumption? Then again, every little bit helps?...
by angelkiller
Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:32 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: New soldier in the "silent front"
Replies: 6
Views: 2257

Re: New soldier in the "silent front"

So, let's recap.I'm going to need: -new mATX case -mATX board -video card(pasive cooling) -fans, coolers and whatnot Hi. I also don't know where to buy computer parts in Romania, so I'm also going to use Newegg.com as a reference point. I also don't mind designing your system for you. It's no probl...
by angelkiller
Sat Mar 21, 2009 5:34 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU modding tutorials/pictorials
Replies: 31
Views: 55321

I thought of that, but it IS actually starting. it's just stopping right after. The fan controller might start at a higher voltage then drop it to slow down the fan. Apparently the startup voltage is ok because the fan starts spinning, but then the PSU lowers the voltage to the point where the fan ...
by angelkiller
Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:00 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't Cool a 4830
Replies: 43
Views: 9424

That can't be. Something is screwed up somewhere, whether it's the monitoring software I don't know...try watching GPU frequency in GPU-Z, have it record in the background for a bit. My new 4670 stays at 165/250. Heck, I've had no problem with my old X800's at 125/250...or any of the muuuuch older ...
by angelkiller
Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:40 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't Cool a 4830
Replies: 43
Views: 9424

That's crazy how you took out your sound card and got 10C drops on idle.... :shock: Does that card run hot? Was it blocking airflow? Ok, I did the exact same tests as you did. Only difference is that I'm using an AC S1 Rev 1 . Here are my results . The vertical pink lines are mine. Before the first ...
by angelkiller
Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't Cool a 4830
Replies: 43
Views: 9424

Luckily, the bios flash was successful. However, I didn't get the expected results. This is the BIOS that I flashed to the card. Matter of fact, that is the BIOS that I got from the card itself after the flash. Now, this behavior is quite odd. Let's see what RivaTuner has to say . Surprising indeed....
by angelkiller
Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:28 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't Cool a 4830
Replies: 43
Views: 9424

BTW, some of the RBE info I gave in my earlier post is incorrect. I'll edit it in a sec. That guy with the 865/1262 OC has the Sapphire version.... Whyyyy did I get PowerColor? :x I don't know of any ways to test 2-D settings. If it crashes, it obviously isn't stable. :wink: The reference 4830 does ...
by angelkiller
Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:22 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't Cool a 4830
Replies: 43
Views: 9424

I re-read the TPU review. :cry: How do you make a card use 30W more on idle?? I know downclocking and undervolting it helps, but I'd be downclocking it by ~70% but only undervolting it by ~3.6%. I've heard that lowering frequencies only helps a little, but lowering voltages helps alot . Right now, I...
by angelkiller
Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't Cool a 4830
Replies: 43
Views: 9424

SI have a Sapphire 4830 with S1 and 120mm fan perpendicular to it. 28/42 on core. :x :cry: The only thing i can come up with is its Powercoolers fault. Perhaps they cheaped out on the vrms or whatever manages the power distribution. <snip> Perhaps flash it to a different company, ie. msi, to trick ...
by angelkiller
Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital's single-platter 320GB Caviar SE16 WD3200AAK
Replies: 46
Views: 37476

I finally got a half decent response from a WD rep. I have double checked with our engineers and although your tests are showing a performance delta on the replacement drive that was sent to you the Performance specifications are the same. All WD3200AAKS drives are designed and built the same. The s...
by angelkiller
Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't Cool a 4830
Replies: 43
Views: 9424

When I had a couple of HD4850's in an Antec Solo, they ran quite hot when fanless with Accelero S1's. But that's the problem. You have run your 4850s passively with S1s. There's no way I could run my 48 3 0s passively. Do you have an intake fan that's blowing in the general direction of the cards? ...
by angelkiller
Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't Cool a 4830
Replies: 43
Views: 9424

Lol, I signed in to start a new thread about my brand new roasting-potatoes-hot Powercolor 4830 that I've had for a week now. Then I find this thread. angelkiller, your stock idle and load temps are the exact same as mine; I also have an Accelero S1, as well as a single Kaze-Jyu Slim, so if you'd l...
by angelkiller
Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't Cool a 4830
Replies: 43
Views: 9424

Can't Cool a 4830

Hello, All my cooling knowledge has failed me. Like the title says, I cannot keep my 4830s cool. My system specs are in my sig. Yes, I do have 2 4830s for CF. Even when only one card is in the system, it runs hot. I have two of these . Stock cooling, as expected, was too loud, so I ditched it. With ...
by angelkiller
Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Why is ATX STILL Alive?
Replies: 57
Views: 32886

Why not? Computers are used by the masses, and the masses need upgrades. One of the best things to happen to PCs is USB, precisely because it is so very easy to use for non-technical people. I've seen the most computer illiterate users successfully add USB peripherals where they would utterly fail ...
by angelkiller
Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Why is ATX STILL Alive?
Replies: 57
Views: 32886

Thanks for all the great responses! :D Sorry I haven't responded until now. I've been pretty busy over the last few days. Anyway, I can't respond specifically to each of you, so I'll try to address some general themes I see. (If you want a specific point to be addressed, bring it up again, and I'll ...
by angelkiller
Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:15 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Retail CPU Fan Sound Rating?
Replies: 6
Views: 2274

First, the stock heatsink for 45nm C2Ds is much smaller. See here . Second, the stock C2D heatsink is not quiet. I don't care what kind of DBa they measured. That stock heatsink is average at best. And I mean average as in "you'll definitely notice it, but it won't be irritating." (However it will b...
by angelkiller
Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Why is ATX STILL Alive?
Replies: 57
Views: 32886

Why is ATX STILL Alive?

So this is little rant about something that makes no sense to me.... Why is the ATX standard still in use? Can nobody come up with a better solution? I bring this up with one primary concern. Graphics cards. Modern GPUs are extremely complex. The most powerful GPUs contain many more transistors than...
by angelkiller
Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDDs...
Replies: 3
Views: 1426

Hi, I'd like to quote some comments that I made about the WD's 500GB Black drive. The dissuasion was comparing a WD 500GB Black (WD5001AALS) with a 640GB Blue drive. (WD6400AAKS) I'd get the 640GB drive over the 500GB one. I think, (can't find conclusive evidence) that the 500GB drive uses 2 250GB p...
by angelkiller
Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Help Me Get My 4830's Folding!
Replies: 5
Views: 4400

Ok, I recently tried to get 2 GPU console clients running. It didn't work. :( I have unzipped them to two different directories in my Program Files directory. I configured one with the -configonly flag and copied the config.cfg file over to the other directory. Then I changed the Machine ID of the c...
by angelkiller
Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Need a new harddrive(WD cavier black 500gb, or 320gb)
Replies: 4
Views: 1941

First, I would avoid Western Digital's 320GB drives. You may get the older and louder dual platter version. Or, if you're lucky to get the quieter single platter version, there are multiple versions of that one too. One version has average acoustics, another is very quiet, and I've seen reports of a...
by angelkiller
Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: low profile cooler and FSB questions for HTPC
Replies: 6
Views: 1562

Re: low profile cooler and FSB questions for HTPC

1. Would the Ninja Mini be the best low-profile cooler for an Antec NSK-2400 or similar case? Other options? I'll be using a basic CPU, like a Pentium e2160 clocked at 2.4ghz (currently in another machine rock-solid at 3ghz) or e5300 at stock speed. 2. How much does FSB speed matter, assuming CPU/R...
by angelkiller
Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 4870+S1: Cool in games but uncontrollable temps in Furmark??
Replies: 8
Views: 1805

Upon closer inspection the cooler didn't make decent contact with about half of the core. 2 out of the 4 screwholes were much higher up than they should have been. After bending the screwholes a little, I refitted the cooler. Nearly the same thing happened to me. Matter of fact, I still suspect poo...