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by djkest
Fri Sep 14, 2007 11:58 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: NB heatsink/fan is out of control!
Replies: 8
Views: 2741

Here's a pic that shows my exact motherboard. I've tried to outline the area where my massive Radeon x1800 XT is. I'm looking at that passive zalman that runs about $5, it says it fits any NB heatsink on an SLI board that doesn't have integrated graphics. Problem is based on the sheer size of the cu...
by djkest
Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:05 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: NB heatsink/fan is out of control!
Replies: 8
Views: 2741

yes that is exactly where my NB heatsink is. that thing looks pretty nice, but almost seems like overkill! oh well. I'll probably pick one of those up.
by djkest
Thu Sep 13, 2007 8:04 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: NB heatsink/fan is out of control!
Replies: 8
Views: 2741

NB heatsink/fan is out of control!

Hey guys... the fan on my motherboard's northbridge is one of the loudest and definately the most high-pitched noise in my whole computer! I've got a Gigabyte Nforce 4 motherboard. the real problem is, the heatsink on it is very low profile, and it's right at the end of the PCI-E x16 slot, so i'm af...
by djkest
Thu Sep 13, 2007 7:26 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Pentium M SFF low heat/low noise
Replies: 13
Views: 2429

I've been looking at the 1.7 GHz Pentium MS with the Dothan core, a little faster and 2mb of cache. $20 plus shipping on ebay.
by djkest
Wed Sep 12, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Pentium M SFF low heat/low noise
Replies: 13
Views: 2429

Interesting, I'll have to keep that in mind. The shuttle case I'm looking at does have a "sound blaster live" chipset, but I'm sure it's inferior. I've got an audigy 2 ZS in my desktop, maybe I'll steal that and put a cheaper one in that computer. My DVD/CD player is a pioneer elite with 6-channel b...
by djkest
Wed Sep 12, 2007 3:24 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Pentium M SFF low heat/low noise
Replies: 13
Views: 2429

Okay, back on track, looking at a Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s for the HD, Processor probably a 1.7Ghz Pentium-M w/ 2MB cache, overclocking the bus to ~150 while keeping the clock speed the same and undervolting as much as I can. Butyl rubber-based Sound dampening...
by djkest
Wed Sep 12, 2007 12:44 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for sound deadening panels
Replies: 30
Views: 16611

E-dead also sells the thicker, 60 mil butyl rubber stuff on amazon, $16 for 10 square feet. I'm pretty interested in this, with 10 square feet I could probably "do" 2 midtowers and a SFF too. Looks nearly identical to dynamat extreme, but maybe thicker. That roofing stuff sounds decent, but since it...
by djkest
Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:49 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Undervolting Athlon 64s
Replies: 2
Views: 1174

Computer 1: Athlon 64 3700+ 2.2GHz San Diego// Gigabyte K8N Socket 939 Nforce 4// Passively cooled Nvidia 7100GS 128MB// Rosewill 350w psu this is my wife's pc, runs pretty fast and cool vCore is 1.35V default Computer 2: Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 2.0 GHz Winsor // Gigabyte Nforce 4 socket AM2// x1800xt ca...
by djkest
Tue Sep 11, 2007 10:16 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Undervolting Athlon 64s
Replies: 2
Views: 1174

Undervolting Athlon 64s

Hi! I had a quick question for all of you guys out there... Looking to undervolt a Athlon 64 3700+ and an Athlon 64 x2 3800+ both currently using stock HSF, soon to be replaced. Anyone have experience undervolting either of these ? (or similar) Both are using Nforce chipsets (2 and 4 respectively) o...
by djkest
Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:16 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: First attempt at PC silencing
Replies: 5
Views: 3210

I wonder if my hard drive being that loud is a sign that it is going to die?
by djkest
Tue Sep 11, 2007 6:35 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: First attempt at PC silencing
Replies: 5
Views: 3210

First attempt at PC silencing

So about 6 months ago, I pieced a system together for my wife which (I thought) would be quiet and efficient, powerful and economical. Well at least, powerful for what she would be doing. I used a lot of hand-me down parts Here is the relevant info... [[[SCROLL DOWN FOR PICS]]] Athlon 64 3700+ socke...
by djkest
Tue Sep 11, 2007 6:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Pentium M SFF low heat/low noise
Replies: 13
Views: 2429

my friend pointed out that my 192-320 kbps MP3s are going to be a source of sound degredation as well. I probably should have used a "lossless" format instead. Hmm, who wants to spend 12 hours ripping CDs!
by djkest
Mon Sep 10, 2007 5:27 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Pentium M SFF low heat/low noise
Replies: 13
Views: 2429

Thank you for the replys, and please forgive my relative ignorance about many of these silent PC related items. My current computers are noisy as heck and I think I'll do something about it soon... again the funds are going to be an issue. BUT I found the SPCR article on that case, very nice, they s...
by djkest
Mon Sep 10, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Pentium M SFF low heat/low noise
Replies: 13
Views: 2429

PICO ?

Also, another question (sorry) am I going to be losing a lot of sound quality by using onboard sound vs. say an audigy 2 ZS?

To give you an idea I've got a Marantz SR7300 receiver, full monster cables (got a big discount on em) and Paradigm Monitor 9 v3.
by djkest
Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:47 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Pentium M SFF low heat/low noise
Replies: 13
Views: 2429

Pentium M SFF low heat/low noise

Hi guys! I apologize if this is a common question, I did about 30 min of searching and didn't find what I was looking for, so here goes. I got the media pc bug when I realized that my entire music collection is now in MP3 format. I love music, but shuffling through all my CDs was really annoying. I ...
by djkest
Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:44 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: New Apple iMacs released
Replies: 17
Views: 8579

Nice, I like that 2nd pic of PC vs. mac, lol.