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by tutu
Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:43 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Help me with some good and silent DVD+-RW.
Replies: 33
Views: 15387

I have tried both AnyDVD HD and Nero DriveSpeed to slow down my LG Blu-Ray drive but it doesn't seem to work. It doesnt make a loud spinning noise like my old Pioneer but like a screaching noise that repeats every second. I also have a Samsung DVD drive and seems to be quiet noisy as well. Such as s...
by tutu
Tue Apr 15, 2008 6:17 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AC Accelero S1 is the BEST cooler for 8800GT / ATI38?0 cards
Replies: 221
Views: 126708

MX-2 is better than AS-5 Btw.. :D Is this true or are you just joking? And what is MX-2? Not joking. I was going to buy AS-5 for my new build then someone replied MX-2 is better. Checked out some reviews and they are right - it's only 1 - 2c but I will take anything! (could be margin of error like ...
by tutu
Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:05 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AC Accelero S1 is the BEST cooler for 8800GT / ATI38?0 cards
Replies: 221
Views: 126708

Yes. It comes with a goo like the stock Intel cooler. Ditch it and put some real thermal paste :P Lies! The S1 Rev 2 comes with MX-2 already applied to it. You just told him to replace the pre-applied MX-2 with MX-2 =P http://www.arctic-cooling.com/vga2.php?idx=147&data=3&disc=[/b] LOL I read revie...
by tutu
Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:24 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: How good is the intergrated sound on todays MB's?
Replies: 25
Views: 6800

These days both "Dolby Digital Live" and "DTS Connect" exist which let you encode a 5.1 stream into SPDIF. Not many sound chips support it yet. So soon there will be something superior (finally) to SoundStorm. My Realtek 889A (106db SNR) supports DTS Connect but it's not enabled as Gigabyte haven't ...
by tutu
Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:56 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AC Accelero S1 is the BEST cooler for 8800GT / ATI38?0 cards
Replies: 221
Views: 126708

I've got it installed - sitting at 33-39c for the last 3 hours on windows! I haven't been able to install the L brackets (I've got the first part done easy, it's getting the top on is difficult as you need to push both ends). I will try again in a few days. The bog standard 3870 XT heatsink/fan only...
by tutu
Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AC Accelero S1 is the BEST cooler for 8800GT / ATI38?0 cards
Replies: 221
Views: 126708

3850 with S1 + stock "backplate" Are the Accelero washers required using the stock backplate/screws? Edit: Just noticed the spring loaded screws on the stock. The 4 "spacers" that come with the accelero - on one side they are flat and the other they have two small indentations - which way is it mea...
by tutu
Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: enermax modu82+ with P180 - Cable [length] issues?
Replies: 10
Views: 5076

foufou55 wrote:hello
i have P182 too and a p5e3
your 12v on the motherboard is in top rear ? near fan ?
thanks
I assume this question is for me!! My 12v is top rear (near fan). It's a 6-pin (PSU comes with 4-pin as well).
by tutu
Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:58 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Enermax Modu82+ 625 Review
Replies: 117
Views: 83631

I've just upgraded from a ATI HD 3650 to a 3870 XT and my PSU fan is running at 484 RPM. The previous GPU consumed less power and didn't use a PCI-E power connector.

Seems to be running fairly quiet. The default 3870 XT fan is noisy so I will be replacing it.
by tutu
Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:55 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AC Accelero S1 is the BEST cooler for 8800GT / ATI38?0 cards
Replies: 221
Views: 126708

Thanks i've ordered it - should be here on Tuesday. On more question I'm afraid (the last I promise). What would be the best way to apply the MX-2? Put a dollop on the GPU core and then let the heatsink squeeze it or use a credit card and smooth it out? Should I only put it onto the GPU core or shou...
by tutu
Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:44 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Clicking Slipstreams?
Replies: 5
Views: 1726

I have them and I will let you know tomorrow as I will be taking apart my rig (if my new graphics card comes tomorrow) :D

I can't hear any clicking at the moment but closer I might. I have all at 5v (or whatever the lowest setting is on a Zalman MFC-1 Plus)
by tutu
Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:20 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P182 Tri Cool Replacement Choices
Replies: 26
Views: 14457

Just wondering how your HDD temps are with that setup tutu? I too am looking at getting some Slipstream 800s, my TriCools are finally annoying me just a little too much. At the moment I'm thinking one at the back, one at the front as an intake and one in the lower chamber. Originally I tried blocki...
by tutu
Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:50 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AC Accelero S1 is the BEST cooler for 8800GT / ATI38?0 cards
Replies: 221
Views: 126708

you dont have to replace the memory/voltage regulator heatsinks on the stock 3870s. also, since you're getting the sapphire 3870, i dont suppose you also have a 1080p tv to test the hdmi connection on the sapphire card do you? Thanks for both of the replies! One more question - Would I be better of...
by tutu
Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:38 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Any news on Samsung F1 320gb
Replies: 9
Views: 3426

andyb wrote:Dont hesitate to tell me where from.
Overclock.co.uk. It's not listed there anymore? :shock:
by tutu
Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Any news on Samsung F1 320gb
Replies: 9
Views: 3426

Got mine and very impressed. On default setting cannot hear it. I can hear my WD 750gb tho :oops:
by tutu
Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P182 Tri Cool Replacement Choices
Replies: 26
Views: 14457

I've followed the excellent advice on here. The Antec on low are way too loud so I replaced them. My setup: Slipstream 1200 as exhaust, Slipstream 800 as intake Slipstream 800 on Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme Top fan removed and blocked off. The bottom fan was removed. Case vents around the PSU blo...
by tutu
Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:11 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: enermax modu82+ with P180 - Cable [length] issues?
Replies: 10
Views: 5076

Fits my P182 (almost the same) just fine:

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by tutu
Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 3-pin fan - 4-pin motherboard for CPU fan?
Replies: 4
Views: 3373

Re: 3-pin fan - 4-pin motherboard for CPU fan?

I was thinking (guessing really) that the motherboard would be able to speed up and slow down the fans, but the zalman would keep the overall rotation speed down. The Zalman allows you to adjust the speed of the fans and thus the airflow and noise they generate. It does this by altering the voltage...
by tutu
Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:01 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AC Accelero S1 is the BEST cooler for 8800GT / ATI38?0 cards
Replies: 221
Views: 126708

Is it necessary to replace the RAM sinks? I have ordered a Sapphire 3870 XT 512 but it's not here yet.
by tutu
Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:43 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Where have all the TRUEs gone?
Replies: 7
Views: 2492

All fitted now. Temps are down 10c compared to the Intel stock 8400 cooler (which was using thermal pad as well). I am using MX-2 on this.

With the 800 slipstream at 5v my computer is virtually silent (I can only hear my WD 750gb hdd!). I'll replace that when I can afford it. :D
by tutu
Tue Apr 01, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Where have all the TRUEs gone?
Replies: 7
Views: 2492

Overclockers have had some stock in and mine is being delivered tomorrow :D Question is - does it matter which way it is mounted? i.e. should the writing "Thermalright" be like this? http://img457.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture001sd2.jpg or like this: http://www.xbitlabs.com/misc/picture/?src=/i...
by tutu
Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:53 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Was set on HX520, but now I like Modu82..need help deciding!
Replies: 24
Views: 6311

Mine is at 479 RPM at the moment. Thats using speedstep (so 2 GHz)
by tutu
Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:13 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 3-pin fan - 4-pin motherboard for CPU fan?
Replies: 4
Views: 3373

Thanks :D

Update: It worked!!! Cheers :D
by tutu
Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:13 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Where to buy Scythe Slipstream 800rpm in the UK?
Replies: 2
Views: 1329

It's not available. You can get them imported from jab-tech.com which is what I did (I ordered 3 - 2 800s and 1 1200). The 1200 connected to a fan controller goes down to about 800 at 5v. Gives you more room for any hot days :D (not that we get many of those). 800 seems to work well as a intake fan ...
by tutu
Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 3-pin fan - 4-pin motherboard for CPU fan?
Replies: 4
Views: 3373

3-pin fan - 4-pin motherboard for CPU fan?

I have the Zalman MFC-1 Plus fan controller connected upto to 3 Slipstream fans (which are 3 pin). My motherboard has a 4-pin connector for the CPU fan. The Zalman plugs into the Slipstream but also includes an extra 3-pin wire to plug into the motherboard for RPM monitoring (but not control). Can I...
by tutu
Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Was set on HX520, but now I like Modu82..need help deciding!
Replies: 24
Views: 6311

It's a bit late but I thought I would add something. I have the new Enermax (see sig) and it is extremely quiet!

But of course there is likely to be some variance like any product.
by tutu
Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:05 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Slipstream vs S-Flex observations
Replies: 13
Views: 4320

How should I "run them in" at 12v or 5v? Or does it not matter. Got my Slipstreams today and hooked them upto a fan controller (Zalman MFC-1 Plus). I have the 1200 as exhaust, 800 as intake and 800 on CPU (TBD waiting on TRUE UK stock). 1200@12v is audible and shifts a lot of air (unlike some manufa...
by tutu
Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:35 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive ATI HD3650 - PowerColor 3650 or Club3D 3650?
Replies: 32
Views: 20431

Mine seems to be doing OK. 300 Mhz at 37c (PowerPlay). VC-1 acceleration is amazing - 14% CPU usage (max) during Harry Potter Blu-Ray (C2D was running at 2 GHz - Speedstep). I haven't tried any games but I don't expect performance to be upto much (128-bit bus and DDR2 (not GDDR2) memory). I would li...
by tutu
Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:36 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Enermax Modu82+ 625 Review
Replies: 117
Views: 83631

The low load test lists it as taking 2.3 watts Could various motherboard features like Wake on LAN, Wake on Ring, Wake on PCI/PCI-E, Wake on mouse, Wake on keyboard reduce this figure? Or will it be that figure no matter what. I wonder how it compares to my previous power supply - a Enermax Liberty...
by tutu
Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: PowerColor HD3870 & Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L - will they fit
Replies: 10
Views: 5174

What case are you using? Wonder if it's too long for a P182 with a fan on the middle "tunnel".

Edit: probably not. I would have to move the fan to the front of the case.
by tutu
Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Spin-down in Windows 2008 / Vista
Replies: 15
Views: 4110

My system consists of two hard drives - a system drive and a much larger data drive. Vista is constantly writing to log files/event files etc. which makes it impossible for the system drive to power down.

The data drive however does power down just fine when I'm not using it.