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by loninappleton
Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Silent DVD burners
Replies: 17
Views: 8421

Re: Silent DVD burners

Well, I'd refer staying out of Bluray but it may be unavoidable. For now, I just want to dump the Lite-On that makes an incredible racket. There was mention of that in comments when I got it. Comments at After Dawn IIRC in their Tayo Yuden media thread. I've had it for some time and it has not mello...
by loninappleton
Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Silent DVD burners
Replies: 17
Views: 8421

Silent DVD burners

What is the latest on silent DVD burners?

Search SPCR is difficult for me for the adverts.
by loninappleton
Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Repair/replace bad four pin molex plugs on power supplies
Replies: 8
Views: 1709

Re: Repair/replace bad four pin molex plugs on power supplie

I think PerformancePCs has kits you can buy to do this. Ok. I've just gotten back on here after a bunch of password snafus and now recall that SPC gave the pointer to performance pcs previously. What kind of kit is needed to to a simple repair job (sorry about not catching misspelling in the subjec...
by loninappleton
Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Repair/replace bad four pin molex plugs on power supplies
Replies: 8
Views: 1709

Re: Repar/replace bad four pin molex plugs on power supplies

Old PSUs (and computers) can often be found in the local electronics recycle bin. Great source for legacy stuff like molex connectors. There's plenty of that stuff around but the bad plugs may be how that cr*p got there in the first place. ;-) That mod smart link seemed to be the ticket (above) but...
by loninappleton
Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Repair/replace bad four pin molex plugs on power supplies
Replies: 8
Views: 1709

Re: Repar/replace bad four pin molex plugs on power supplies

boost wrote:Yes, by mod/smart.
These are sold out.
Any other locations?
by loninappleton
Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:40 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Repair/replace bad four pin molex plugs on power supplies
Replies: 8
Views: 1709

Repair/replace bad four pin molex plugs on power supplies

Are there any repair/replace solutions for bad molex plugs on power supplies?
by loninappleton
Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Parts question: Case fan 3 pin adapter for 2 pin PS header
Replies: 2
Views: 855

Re: Parts question: Case fan 3 pin adapter for 2 pin PS hea

You are a rock star. I do believe that is the item. Can you say if such a gizmo is available at the local PC store? I think I'd have a look at one here before spending $4.00 plus on shipping. OTOH this place you show may have other things of interest. This is going on my Bookmarks. Thanks for the re...
by loninappleton
Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Parts question: Case fan 3 pin adapter for 2 pin PS header
Replies: 2
Views: 855

Parts question: Case fan 3 pin adapter for 2 pin PS header

Hello, I have various parts catalogs from Jameco and such. But I don't know how to look up a part or prepared jumper described below. The goal is to use a quiet Scythe fan on a power supply which has one of those tiny 2 pin plugs and headers. Does such a thing exist? I figured I'd look for a reusabl...
by loninappleton
Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: can anyone recommend a quiet 140mm fan for PSU?
Replies: 13
Views: 4902

Re: can anyone recommend a quiet 140mm fan for PSU?

SEE: 140mm Fans http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=546350#p546350 ALSO: Combined PWM and Voltage Controllers for Non-PWM fans http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=546412#p546412 Ok. I took a quick look. My Scythe fans work fine in all instances but the quickie revi...
by loninappleton
Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: can anyone recommend a quiet 140mm fan for PSU?
Replies: 13
Views: 4902

Re: can anyone recommend a quiet 140mm fan for PSU?

The question was about secondary hum on fans.

I have no doubt that the fans are running same speed all the time.

Consistent speed means consistent silence on the current setup. I need to know how much rpm will stay under the speed at which secondary hum is audible.
by loninappleton
Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: can anyone recommend a quiet 140mm fan for PSU?
Replies: 13
Views: 4902

Re: can anyone recommend a quiet 140mm fan for PSU?

In my application which is a tweak on CPU cooling i've tried several fans. The Scythe on an older Sempron moves enough air with the unit on 24.7. But on a new install with an AMD II x3 and using the same 500 rpm fan I'm getting hot readings. Switching to an older higher rpm fan (the more usual kind ...
by loninappleton
Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: can anyone recommend a quiet 140mm fan for PSU?
Replies: 13
Views: 4902

Re: can anyone recommend a quiet 140mm fan for PSU?

I am also looking for the quietest 140 mm fan according to those testing them at silent pc review. I use slow speed fans. Currently using Scythe 500 rpm 140's in a couple of ways. Are there any larger? Nanoxia, EBMPbst and a few others are names I've read just recently. But some are European and I a...
by loninappleton
Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Can't trace high pitched sound and startup noise
Replies: 2
Views: 1183

I have been listening to things. On another rig one of fans seems to have a normal low hum from the blades depending on fan size (smaller fan equals higher whine) has a secondary high pitched frequency. I only notice this sort of thing when watching media and everything is quiet. But where I am I li...
by loninappleton
Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Can't trace high pitched sound and startup noise
Replies: 2
Views: 1183

Can't trace high pitched sound and startup noise

After fooling around with fans figuring a different size fan would reduce a high pitched noise, I have come here for advice. I saw the post about Coil whine but I don't know if this is the same thing. At startup, there is some noise maybe from PS like fan spin up and then that noise settles down to ...
by loninappleton
Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: I have identified a noise source
Replies: 3
Views: 1733

I wasn't being flip, I thought it worked but that was temporary. It may work for you so go ahead and try it. Humming and things get generated from stuff in my building too like dehumidifiers which with an echoing basement start to vibrate the whole place. Right now things are ok, regardless of the c...
by loninappleton
Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: I have identified a noise source
Replies: 3
Views: 1733

Well my quick answer is I threw a towel over the work stand where the cpu, hard drive and PS all are plugged in loose. I did unplug the offending fan to locate the source. HD and PS all sit on egg crate foam or carpet remnants. I thought I had all the noise sources pegged over time. I will run a cpu...
by loninappleton
Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: I have identified a noise source
Replies: 3
Views: 1733

I have identified a noise source

My first time posting here. This is a topic that involves a special configuration. In the effort to get the noise down on one rig, I removed the case and began running the motherboard open. I removed the high pitched fan on the cpu and jerry-rigged a cooler from a large case fan in an old IBM deskto...