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by ciz28
Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:31 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CNPS 9500 vs. SI-128
Replies: 14
Views: 4507

CNPS 9500 vs. SI-128

I recently built an NSK2400-based system using a CNPS 9500 AM2 to cool my A64 3800+. I modded it by flattening the top to make it fit in the case and removed the fan, using just the two 120mm intakes to keep it cool. Not being terribly satisfied with the setup, or the 62c load temps, I decided to bu...
by ciz28
Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What does MS Vista really offer?
Replies: 149
Views: 75962

So you didn't have to re-install the OS at all? Nope, I didn't have to reinstall the OS at all. How much system RAM is Vista consuming? A quick look at a friend's laptop after booting showed about 700-800MB of physical memory used. Is this typical? My systems tend to be using about 400-500MB of RAM...
by ciz28
Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:00 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cool n Quiet on Vista?
Replies: 5
Views: 3063

I am also running build 6000 of Vista without CnQ working. However, I haven't tried updating the chipset drivers. I'll try that and see if I can get any progress.
by ciz28
Tue Nov 28, 2006 1:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What does MS Vista really offer?
Replies: 149
Views: 75962

Was the new mobo similar to the old mobo (ie same brand, features, drivers)? XP can handle upgrades if they are to similar hardware. I went from an Abit NF7-S to an Abit NF-M2 nView, so I'd say they were sufficiently different from each other. On the initial boot into Windows, the system popped up ...
by ciz28
Tue Nov 28, 2006 12:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What does MS Vista really offer?
Replies: 149
Views: 75962

Seems like every time I change motherboards, the whole operating system has to be reinstalled. If I didn't have to do this with Vista, I would switch. I can attest that you don't have to with Vista. I just upgraded the motherboard on a Vista installation and it handled the change very gracefully. N...
by ciz28
Tue Nov 28, 2006 12:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What does MS Vista really offer?
Replies: 149
Views: 75962

According to some big cheese at MS, Vista is so secure it doesn't need an anti-virus. Colour me sceptical.... Ha, well that all depends on the user. I haven't ever had to use antivirus or antispyware software, but I'm sure there will be some people that manage to bring their Vista installation to i...
by ciz28
Tue Nov 28, 2006 12:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What does MS Vista really offer?
Replies: 149
Views: 75962

incredible driver/device support... What's wrong with WDM? Edit: Oh, sorry, thought you said "device driver"... Right, I agree that Windows XP's device driver model is perfectly fine. However, XP's coverage is terrible. I've had to burn so many CDs just to get network drivers for systems so I could...
by ciz28
Tue Nov 28, 2006 12:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What does MS Vista really offer?
Replies: 149
Views: 75962

DirectX 10, User Account Control, completely new networking stack (including IPv6 support), incredible driver/device support...

Have you ever tried actually using Vista? I think it's just generally more polished than XP ever was.

/end counter-rant :lol:
by ciz28
Mon Nov 27, 2006 6:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Early Snow Blankets Vancouver
Replies: 43
Views: 48404

Is anyone else getting hit by this in the Seattle area? I'm stuck in work at Redmond, and all I can see is tail lights on every road visible from my building. Even my parking garage has lines backing up inside it! And to boot, I have a lightweight, rear wheel drive, manual transmission car with summ...
by ciz28
Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:56 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Airflow: Amount of CFM in / through a case
Replies: 14
Views: 4186

The more I think about it, creating 3 ducts or chambers for the a. heatsink and motherboard, b. the PSU and c. the graphic card sounds more appealing but that would mean dividing the available fans over these chambers, and that would imbalance the needed airflow for the seperate parts (heatsink wou...
by ciz28
Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:52 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Airflow: Amount of CFM in / through a case
Replies: 14
Views: 4186

It's questionable whether the side intake counts as "in parallel" with the front two intakes, sure it will pressurise the case but it won't add to airflow, so a more realistic figure is 64CFM, and that's without accounting for case impedance (which could be significant, depending on case layout). I...
by ciz28
Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:26 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: how do i determine how loud my CPU cooler is?
Replies: 6
Views: 2281

You might want to check out this thread: viewtopic.php?t=4094
by ciz28
Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:22 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Airflow: Amount of CFM in / through a case
Replies: 14
Views: 4186

Yeah, I should have pointed this out before, when fans are placed in series the airflow is not additive (ie you can't simply add intake + exhaust to get the total CFM figure); in a free air situation two fans in series doubles static pressure (but CFM does not change), two fans in parallel doubles ...
by ciz28
Sun Nov 26, 2006 6:54 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Airflow: Amount of CFM in / through a case
Replies: 14
Views: 4186

If people would list their airflow in CFM it should show some optimum, provided enough people will. I'll start :wink: My airflow is about 100 CFM (corresponding to specs from manufacturer*) [edit] ciz28 thnx [/edit] I'll elaborate on my airflow situation in case it helps you... I have two 120mm fan...
by ciz28
Sun Nov 26, 2006 6:40 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Airflow: Amount of CFM in / through a case
Replies: 14
Views: 4186

I think sufficient airflow is incredibly dependent on case layout and clutter. I have almost no cable clutter in my NSK2400, and my (very roughly estimated) 60cfm of total airflow is plenty to keep everything cool. This number should probably go up to compensate for any cables or devices impeding ai...
by ciz28
Sun Nov 26, 2006 2:57 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: THE end all most quiet keyboard EVER! (from IBM nonetheless)
Replies: 62
Views: 97058

IBM made a keyboard with a Window key on it?? What will happen next?? :lol:
by ciz28
Sat Nov 25, 2006 4:19 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help to a quieter Fusion/NSK2400 HTPC
Replies: 7
Views: 2922

I know it's not exactly the same situation since I am using a passive CNPS 9500 AM2, but switching the 120mm from an exhaust to an intake dropped my CPU temps by 12c. At the very least, it's a cheap, quick, easy thing you can do to see if it helps.
by ciz28
Sat Nov 25, 2006 12:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What do YOU want for the holidays?
Replies: 42
Views: 30390

Re: What do YOU want for the holidays?

After missing out on a cheap new laptop on Black Friday (I guess getting up at 4AM is too late...), I was curious to see what everyone was hoping to get this season. I debated about asking for a complete upgrade (core 2 duo) but thought it might be a bit much to ask considering the family helped wi...
by ciz28
Fri Nov 24, 2006 9:40 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My new NSK2400 parts are on the way!
Replies: 38
Views: 11307

just started vista rc1 and had a look at what i did. you have to go to power options. i use the balanced power plan. from there choose change settings and then change advanced power settings. there you will find a dialog with an option called processor power management. i configured there a minimum...
by ciz28
Fri Nov 24, 2006 1:10 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My new NSK2400 parts are on the way!
Replies: 38
Views: 11307

cool&quiet is possible under vista. i have a partition with vista 64-bit rc1 on my rig with an amd x2 4400 and it does work. if i'm not wrong the help of vista says something about it. nice setup btw with that 'flattened' zalman heatsink. i would not have removed the fan from the heatsink. such a f...
by ciz28
Thu Nov 23, 2006 6:19 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My new NSK2400 parts are on the way!
Replies: 38
Views: 11307

I just installed RM Clock and have some thoughts about it... - At least this program finally got Cool n Quiet working! However, it is pretty lame that I can't get it working natively through Vista. - I don't know if this program is reading a different sensor than PC Wizard, but it reads 34c instead ...
by ciz28
Thu Nov 23, 2006 3:29 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My new NSK2400 parts are on the way!
Replies: 38
Views: 11307

All those temps are fine/normal, except the CPU; have you got CoolnQuiet enabled? Actually, no, I can't figure out how to get Cool n Quet to work under Windows Vista. I have it enabled in the BIOS and the power plan set to 'Power saver', but the CPU speed never throttles back, as checked from CPU-Z...
by ciz28
Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:39 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My new NSK2400 parts are on the way!
Replies: 38
Views: 11307

I added another 120mm fan from a Sonata (same as before) as another intake. Now both fans are at 5V blowing directly onto the CNPS 9500 to help cool it down. The temp in the BIOS dropped to 55c from 60c, and I am reading the following temps from Windows Vista at idle: CPU: 46c Mainboard: 39c Power: ...
by ciz28
Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:07 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cool n Quiet on Vista?
Replies: 5
Views: 3063

Re: Cool n Quiet on Vista?

I'd like to confirm this. Last night, I was on Vista (release 32-bit version) and CnQ "just works". The default scheme for power management of Vista is "balanced" or probably equal to "Performance on Demand" of RightMark CPU Clock utility. I tested this to confirm by opening the CPU-z. It show on i...
by ciz28
Wed Nov 22, 2006 3:56 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cool n Quiet on Vista?
Replies: 5
Views: 3063

Cool n Quiet on Vista?

I'm having a bit of a hard time finding many resources on this topic. The few that are around all seem to indicate that Cool n Quiet should 'just work' on Vista if you set the power settings correctly. For some reason I can't find it referenced directly, but this would mean 'Power saver', right? And...
by ciz28
Wed Nov 22, 2006 1:23 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My new NSK2400 parts are on the way!
Replies: 38
Views: 11307

On second thought, maybe something like this would fit in the HDD chamber, while you just suspend your HDD in the extra 5 1/4" bay. The possiblities are definitely intriguing.
by ciz28
Wed Nov 22, 2006 1:21 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My new NSK2400 parts are on the way!
Replies: 38
Views: 11307

Looking at your pics and the ones throughtout SPCR I think that H20 is more than possible on this case. Small mod but very likely. 1/2" tubing is probably too much but I think 7/16 (pushin it), or 3/8 might work very well. Why would 1/2" tubing be out of the question? I would assume that the radiat...
by ciz28
Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:23 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My new NSK2400 parts are on the way!
Replies: 38
Views: 11307

MC FLMJIG wrote:Thanks. Hope my ideas help... something... :lol:
They are good ideas that I will have to consider after I find out more about my current cooling situation. Hopefully I'll figure things out when I spend some time on it... I just finished installing Vista on it this morning before work!
by ciz28
Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:18 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My new NSK2400 parts are on the way!
Replies: 38
Views: 11307

I haven't bought a Zalman in a long time. Since the 7700 series for the Qpack. I've been partial to Thermalright. I'm thinking an XP or SI series and have the air pushed upward and maybe creating a 120 hole duct to "roof" and concealing the top with 120mm mesh. Hmmm.... I was looking at the pic and...
by ciz28
Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:11 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My new NSK2400 parts are on the way!
Replies: 38
Views: 11307

can't you place the Zalman so that it faces the 120mm fan and the hot air is exhausted? Do you mean just rotating the heatsink ~45 degrees to face the 120mm fan? If so, I'd probably rather avoid that since the base of the heatsink isn't much larger than the IHS of the CPU. Rotating it would probabl...