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by Rebellious
Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:00 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus M2NPV-VM ACPI compliance?
Replies: 3
Views: 5181

Asus M2NPV-VM ACPI compliance?

The mobo is an ASUS M2NPV-VM micro-ATX motherboard. It suspends just fine with a PS2 keyboard, but not with USB. It actually suspends S3 for a second, but then resumes right away. My Hewlett Packard pc with an almost identical mobo, an ASUS A8M2N-LA, suspends ok with any USB mouse/keyboard. Any idea...
by Rebellious
Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:50 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Recommended Motherboards: From a Silence Perspective 1.1
Replies: 163
Views: 213362

Info on 3 mobos from my recent experience: GIGABYTE GA-MA69GM-S2H AM2 AMD 690G HDMI Micro ATX Very poor fan control, does not belong on the good list, also posted elsewhere in the forums. A8M2N-LA a.k.a. NodusM3 GeForce 6150LE Micro ATX Made by ASUS for Hewlett-Packard and found in countless HP Pavi...
by Rebellious
Sat Jan 19, 2008 6:53 am
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: The Scythe SlipStream fan compared at equal airflow
Replies: 35
Views: 48094

Has anybody tested Arctic Fan AF12025 4-pin PWM? I've used the AF PWM and the Scythe equivalent. I even took one of each apart. The IC motor controller is identical, the fans sound identical, and their noise levels measure the same with an SLM. For this reason, I chose not to include the AF and Scy...
by Rebellious
Fri Jan 18, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 3.5" mesh bay cover
Replies: 3
Views: 2039

CPU temp is -3 C with the cover off. 3 degrees is not a big deal, but it pushes temp under the magic 50C where the mobo slows down the fan, so it runs quieter. I don't mind a big rectangular hole, I don't care how it looks. I just think that holes shouldn't be so big that paperclips can fall in ... ...
by Rebellious
Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:52 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja now with Slip-Stream.
Replies: 17
Views: 5998

Mine also had one included. Max RPM is around 1300, very quiet too. Running the ninja passive, so fan is back in the box.
by Rebellious
Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:31 am
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: The Scythe SlipStream fan compared at equal airflow
Replies: 35
Views: 48094

Just a thought... Airflow doesn't always tell the whole story. There's a dead spot in the middle where the hub is, most of the airflow comes from the fan's edges. The Scythe SlipStream has a small hub. If mounted on the Ninja, it delivers more air to the core of the heatsink where it is most effecti...
by Rebellious
Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 3.5" mesh bay cover
Replies: 3
Views: 2039

3.5" mesh bay cover

I've searched everywhere but can't find one. I can't believe that a 3.5" mesh bay cover doesn't exist. The easiest way to lower CPU temp is by opening up an unused drive bay. I found a 5.25" black bay cover with holes from Lian Li, but nothing for 3.5". Help, any ideas?


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by Rebellious
Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Low Budget, Zero Moving Parts PC.
Replies: 8
Views: 7690

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Nice, I like no moving parts, except the electrons of course

How did you install XP on the CF-IDE? Did Windows see it as a hard disk?
by Rebellious
Fri Dec 28, 2007 6:07 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Modifying the stock AMD heatsink fan
Replies: 9
Views: 5602

Thank you, this is very helpful. There are probably millions of users with 125W processors. It would be nice to find an inexpensive solution to this, short of replacing the entire HSF because all it needs is a quieter fan.

I'll try whatever works, and I'll be back with more photos


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by Rebellious
Thu Dec 27, 2007 10:26 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Modifying the stock AMD heatsink fan
Replies: 9
Views: 5602

It would be hard to reproduce the turbine effect of the original design. The stock design creates air pressure inside the heatsink, just like the Porsche air-cooled engines. Air is exhausted from 2 sides, cooling the mobo. It looks optimized for low turbulence, but whistles when ramping up/down, lik...
by Rebellious
Thu Dec 27, 2007 6:44 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Modifying the stock AMD heatsink fan
Replies: 9
Views: 5602

BTW, this HSF is manufactured for AMD by AVC. AVC also makes the stock HSF for Hewlett Packard. Here is a review http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1962 And a comparison of the original design to Thermalright XP-90 http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=getarticle&number=1&artpage=1596&ar...
by Rebellious
Thu Dec 27, 2007 6:21 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Modifying the stock AMD heatsink fan
Replies: 9
Views: 5602

Modifying the stock AMD heatsink fan

It's the retail version for AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 6000+ 3.0 GHz 125W http://zcxg8s2v5qpgt.home.att.net/IMAGES/IMG_1760_25.JPG It's well matched to the processor and cools very well, but it's NOISY . I wonder if it can be modified by replacing the 70mm fan with 120mm. http://zcxg8s2v5qpgt.home.a...
by Rebellious
Sun Dec 23, 2007 3:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cooler Master Elite 340 microATX case
Replies: 13
Views: 16675

Another small put0r addict ...

Yep it looks identical to my Silverstone TJ08, except for the bored out 120mm fan openings. Let's see some pics of the finished product! I don't have a Dremel tool, but I assume it would take hours to drill out the holes. The Athenatech A301BS.450 is also the same case and it includes a 450W power s...
by Rebellious
Sat Dec 22, 2007 10:59 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Boot from SD Card?
Replies: 8
Views: 3920

why write-protect?

I'm no expert in Linux, but I don't think you want to write-protect the bootable flash drive, Ubuntu needs to write settings, configuration, swap, updated drivers, etc. It will still be silent regardless. I'm using an A-data 4GB Class 6 SDHC and it boots and runs just as fast as a hard disk.
by Rebellious
Sat Dec 22, 2007 10:21 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Temjin TJ08 and oversized PSUs
Replies: 8
Views: 5603

Re: no problem

I have a TJ08 with a SeaSonic M12 500W and two Samsung DVD Burners SH-S203N. There's enough room for all the plugs on both sides. If you don't like fiddling from the sides, you can just remove the burners and reach in from the front opening of the 5.25" bays. Straight shot, plug anything you need a...
by Rebellious
Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:33 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Boot from SD Card?
Replies: 8
Views: 3920

easy

I'd like to boot Ubuntu or Xubuntu from an SD card, probably using my USB adapter. So far haven't got it to work, but haven't put much time into it. I want to use the "Live" version, which loads the OS into memory, ordinarily from CD or DVD. I don't want to allow writes to the SD card. That's why I...
by Rebellious
Wed Dec 19, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anybody gone HD-less?
Replies: 55
Views: 19205

Ha, I've yet to find somebody that ran a flash drive to the ground. 6GB CF are quite inexpensive, if they last a couple of years it's worth it not having to listen to the hard disk whining. Hard disks usually give you signs before they fail, and you can rescue your data. But I wonder if flash disks ...
by Rebellious
Wed Dec 19, 2007 3:22 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Temjin TJ08 and oversized PSUs
Replies: 8
Views: 5603

no problem

I have a TJ08 with a SeaSonic M12 500W and two Samsung DVD Burners SH-S203N. There's enough room for all the plugs on both sides. If you don't like fiddling from the sides, you can just remove the burners and reach in from the front opening of the 5.25" bays. Straight shot, plug anything you need an...
by Rebellious
Mon Dec 17, 2007 3:45 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anybody gone HD-less?
Replies: 55
Views: 19205

Anybody gone HD-less?

I've been running Ubuntu Linux for a few months now off a bootable USB flash drive. It's a 4GB SDHC, it loads and runs fast and in complete silence! Ubuntu even parks my Windows HDs and leaves them alone. I've been thinking to ditch all my noisy hard disks and go completely diskless. There also adap...
by Rebellious
Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:00 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best AUTOMATIC Fan Controller?
Replies: 11
Views: 4002

PWM Fan Hub

by Rebellious
Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:45 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The ultimate multimedia mobo does not control fan speed?
Replies: 8
Views: 2778

photos

A photo midway through the build http://zcxg8s2v5qpgt.home.att.net/IMAGES/IMG_1774_25.JPG I had 2 sets of leftover wires that didn't seem to belong anywhere. The F_AUDIO connector has an AC'97 attached to it but there's no header for it on the mobo so I just left it hanging. http://zcxg8s2v5qpgt.hom...
by Rebellious
Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:36 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The ultimate multimedia mobo does not control fan speed?
Replies: 8
Views: 2778

No way, I didn't think there was a mobo nowadays that can't control the fans. It suspends (S1) and leaves the fan running at full blast, WTF. It shuts down at S3 but no blinking LED. I'll try undervolting. Two 12cm fans running at 5v are quieter than 1 fan at full blast 12V? How do I rewire the 4-pi...
by Rebellious
Sun Dec 09, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The ultimate multimedia mobo does not control fan speed?
Replies: 8
Views: 2778

The ultimate multimedia mobo does not control fan speed?

I just built a new machine based on the new Gigabyte GA-MA69GM-S2H. This motherboard does NOT control fan speed. The system fan is always on and running at full speed (1200rpm), it's even on when the machine is suspended! The fan is a 120mm 3-pin Scythe S-FLEX SFF21E. The BIOS monitors case temperat...