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by Rebellious
Fri Dec 25, 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: phenom2 24c idle. could that be right?
Replies: 8
Views: 2148

That sounds about right, my Phenom II idles at 22-24C.

This must be the new K10 driver for lm-sensors, how did you install it?
by Rebellious
Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja (original) on 1156
Replies: 12
Views: 3141

I think the original Ninjas with the Maltese cross will be collector's items, even with those UGLY lugnuts Scythe puts on top. What will happen if you unscrew them useless ugly nuts? Also with a nice hole in the middle they will also make good lampholders.
by Rebellious
Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Over-clocking with VCore offset = low power at idle
Replies: 13
Views: 4431

Idle vcore is 0.975 both stock and overclocked. My 3.7GHz is a straight multiplier overclock 200x18.5 at 1.425 volt. Cool'n'Quiet and C1E are both enabled, the only difference when overclocked is that CPU max p-state jumps to 3.7GHz/1.425V instead of the stock 3.1GHz/1.325V 800-1900-2400-3100 = sto...
by Rebellious
Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which AMD Heatsinks have correct fan orientation?
Replies: 7
Views: 2434

These 2 also work:

-- Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme Rev. C

-- Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B (with AM2/3 kit)





The new Noctua NH-U12P only mounts north-south, so no workie no more..
by Rebellious
Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:02 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Over-clocking with VCore offset = low power at idle
Replies: 13
Views: 4431

Yeah, I set 1.425V in BIOS, mobo is ASUS M4A78T-E and it’s behaving as designed, no change in power consumption at idle, and a voltage-proportional wattage increase at load. What VCore does CPU-Z report at idle at stock VCore and when over-volted? I’ve never come across an AM2/3 or LGA775 board...
by Rebellious
Wed Nov 25, 2009 5:53 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Over-clocking with VCore offset = low power at idle
Replies: 13
Views: 4431

My Phenom II 550BE with Cool'n'Quiet enabled idles at 52 Watts at the wall. When overclocked to 3.7GHz (200x18.5 at 1.425 volt) it still draws 52 watts at idle. What is the reported VCore at idle on stock settings and when over-clocked? Did you manually set the VCore in the BIOS to 1.425V? It sound...
by Rebellious
Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Over-clocking with VCore offset = low power at idle
Replies: 13
Views: 4431

My Phenom II 550BE with Cool'n'Quiet enabled idles at 52 Watts at the wall. When overclocked to 3.7GHz (200x18.5 at 1.425 volt) it still draws 52 watts at idle.
by Rebellious
Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic shows X-Series, modular, 80 Plus Gold @ Computex
Replies: 172
Views: 66818

When it runs fanless, a negative pressure case could cause heat from PSU to back INTO the case? Why do they have 2 different output plugs labeled MB? They should color-code plugs and cables so you know what goes where. Also the cables don’t look interchangeable with the older M12 series, so I feel...
by Rebellious
Fri Nov 06, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Do I need to RMA my quad?
Replies: 11
Views: 2036

yes

I’d return it.

AMD would have locked this CPU and sold it as a dual-core, and let consumers unlock the bum cores at their own risk ;)
by Rebellious
Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case or no case?
Replies: 7
Views: 1940

I feel the same about furniture and decor in my house, I'd rather have it empty than fill it with ugly things. And most cases are ugly, but there comes a day when you have to vacuum...
by Rebellious
Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: StoneWave Pro Studio i7 Workstation PC
Replies: 11
Views: 6051

Ha! Good catch Mike, airflow and thermodynamics is tricky business.
by Rebellious
Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project ZdB (Zero deciBel)
Replies: 41
Views: 13064

What is the purpose of wrapping the PSU wires individually?
by Rebellious
Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:20 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for case with 100% hexagon holes
Replies: 7
Views: 2232

You can also buy steel or alum sheet metal with various size perforations and easily make your own. There is even a size that can be made into mobo tray with perforations that match atx standoffs. That almost sounds like a supplier of standard ATX case parts. Do you have a link? No, nothing to do w...
by Rebellious
Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:30 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Musashi Dual Fan GPU Cooler [updated results]
Replies: 30
Views: 21811

Ugh, Scythe is using the same ugly lug nuts that they have on the Ninja. Are these nuts necessary? Do they improve heat transfer in any way or are they just decorative?
by Rebellious
Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for case with 100% hexagon holes
Replies: 7
Views: 2232

There are a couple of Lian-Li models with holes throughout. You can also buy steel or alum sheet metal with various size perforations and easily make your own. There is even a size that can be made into mobo tray with perforations that match atx standoffs.
by Rebellious
Thu Oct 01, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Out with the old, in with the new...
Replies: 15
Views: 7890

Whistling & howling noise...

My Silverstone developed a whistling noise too. It happens at around 900-1,000 rpm

viewtopic.php?p=466639&highlight=#466639


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by Rebellious
Sun Sep 06, 2009 4:46 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What is the most powerful CPU you can cool passively??
Replies: 28
Views: 6103

I've run a 125W CPU fanless http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=51531 I think 140W CPU is also doable with the right case & heatsink. The only problem I've noticed is that by moving more air through the case you're also accumulating more dust. // Nice build but is not fanless My re...
by Rebellious
Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:37 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What is the most powerful CPU you can cool passively??
Replies: 28
Views: 6103

I've run a 125W CPU fanless

viewtopic.php?t=51531

I think 140W CPU is also doable with the right case & heatsink. The only problem I've noticed is that by moving more air through the case you're also accumulating more dust.



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by Rebellious
Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:59 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: SpeedFan 4.39 released
Replies: 3
Views: 1151

I think Speedfan has been broken for a while. If I use "software controlled" and then back to "smart guardian", fans stop completely and BIOS (or any other utility) cannot detect them. Happens on both my machines, and only a reboot will get fans working again. Also, it does not detect my AHCI disks,...
by Rebellious
Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:34 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: What's up with NVIDIA and AM3?
Replies: 7
Views: 2308

AMD want to do their own integrated chipset, so maybe they're trying to push NVIDIA out. If I was NVIDIA, I'd start making CPUs and give both AMD and Intel a run for their money.
by Rebellious
Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:55 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: What's up with NVIDIA and AM3?
Replies: 7
Views: 2308

What's up with NVIDIA and AM3?

There's no AM3 DDR3 chipset from NVIDIA. Why?
by Rebellious
Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan behaviors Nexus and Slipstream 800 (impedance effect )
Replies: 5
Views: 1620

Could be turbo effect from pressure change when you close the door. I noticed that in my TJ08.
by Rebellious
Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:33 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT01
Replies: 48
Views: 19525

Rebellious -- There's no need for such an experiment, it's already well known that direct conduction -- via heatpipes and other methods -- between CPU and aluminum case panels can be used for effective cooling. There have been cases going back almost to the very start of SPCR that use such technolo...
by Rebellious
Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:08 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT01
Replies: 48
Views: 19525

The superior test results could be due to the aluminum construction, aluminum transfers heat many times faster than steel. No way. Aluminum has nothing to do with cooling in a case unless the hot parts have direct conduction paths to the aluminum. With only air to transfer the heat, I assure you th...
by Rebellious
Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT01
Replies: 48
Views: 19525

In your Antec Mini P180 review, I was surprised that you weren't curious enough to test the top blowhole as an intake. I thought you'd do it this time for sure with the Silverstone, so please reverse that top blowhole into an exhaust and tell us which works better -- innie or outtie. The superior te...
by Rebellious
Sun Jun 21, 2009 2:46 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How to arrange cooling ( new and old parts build )
Replies: 9
Views: 1894

The MSI mobo can't regulate the CPU fan header? If not, there's a 12cm fan with thermistor built-in, so when there's more heat coming through the thermalright duct the fan will spin up.
by Rebellious
Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:39 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li PC-B10
Replies: 4
Views: 3532

You have good taste...

A friend of mine built one of those, the B10 is a handsome case but has many weaknesses: The bottom 14cm fan is somewhat wasted because it misses the mobo, and if you put case on the floor it's gonna suck dust & dirt like a vacuum cleaner. The 12cm fan in the middle is in good position but it robs y...
by Rebellious
Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lenovo M58p Eco USFF: Green Corporate SFF PC
Replies: 27
Views: 11194

Thanks Mike. IBM had some very talented people, and they did some very creative work, also some really stup[id things, like the proprietary mobo you mentioned in your review. So the Thinkpeople went out of business, and their jobs exported. I still have my 10+ yr-old Thinkpad, a marvel of misused in...
by Rebellious
Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent but Speedy Homer Sever
Replies: 6
Views: 5547

I borrowed a Scythe Kaze fan controller to test something, but I've no idea how to use the thermal sensors. They have a clear plastic tube around them. Is that just protection for shipping or are they meant to be used that way? Can you tape them directly to metal or are they designed to only measure...
by Rebellious
Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:59 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Noisy RAID 0 - Moved to Samsung HD502HI
Replies: 33
Views: 11661

7200 rpm 2.5"s have the same nasty whine of the 3.5"s though not as loud. If you have sensitive ears they've got to be suspended. I think Hitachi or Fujitsu 5400 rpm will be quiet enough for you. I can live with hard-mounted 5400s but not 7200s