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by miker
Mon Aug 19, 2002 4:50 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Has anyone tried the ThermalTake Volcano 9?
Replies: 15
Views: 8442

Has anyone tried the ThermalTake Volcano 9?

I read some reviews, and it sure seems as if it would be a good performer. Not so sure about that fan. It has a speed controller and a thermistor. It looks a little bling bling for my tastes, but I am just not getting the performance I need from the Zalman 6000Cu.
by miker
Thu Aug 15, 2002 6:26 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Noise Controll PSU 300w
Replies: 6
Views: 4805

Also, you can use The fish to translate the page for you. A little rough, but you can get the idea
by miker
Thu Aug 15, 2002 6:20 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Noise Controll PSU 300w
Replies: 6
Views: 4805

Those are Enermax PSU's with the 80mm fan removed.
by miker
Tue Aug 13, 2002 12:38 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Need to silence my XP1700 + SK6 HSF
Replies: 14
Views: 8250

Bummer, unfortunately, less DB(a) usually = less CFM.

They the Zalman CNPS6000Cu. Good cooling, no sound.
by miker
Tue Aug 13, 2002 11:27 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Experience of Zalman CNPS6000CU
Replies: 21
Views: 11550

Totally agree. Perf-wise its not an overclocker, it just keeps you cool for less noise. I must say however that the installation was not quite as easy as I read. Of course maybe I just have no coordination. Those fins just bend a little too easy, and they never go back quite right. Still, about the ...
by miker
Tue Aug 13, 2002 11:05 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Shuttle SS51 XPC
Replies: 4
Views: 3718

Greatest part of this review was the mention that a Nforce2 version of this is forthcoming. That will be the stuff right there...
by miker
Tue Aug 13, 2002 11:03 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Feedback on Q-Tech PSU
Replies: 15
Views: 9076

Interesting, I looked at that ENHANCE ENP-0730 at www.newegg.com, and the customer reviews are not too great. One of them compares the sound of the PSU to his diesel truck.
by miker
Tue Aug 13, 2002 10:34 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: My experience quieting my SV25.
Replies: 3
Views: 1798

I wonder if the part where you switched the fan to intake really helped the temps. Did you try swapping directions to see which performed better?

I was always under the impression that if you can only have one fan, point it out. get that heat out 8)

EDIT:

BTW, sounds like a sweet rig.
by miker
Tue Aug 13, 2002 10:31 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Recommend a quiet, affordable 60mm fan for my PAL6035
Replies: 6
Views: 5597

Panaflo makes a low CFM/ Low noise 60mm fan. Not exactly cheap, though. The Vantec stealth is cheaper

Directron has Panaflo 60mm here: http://www.directron.com/60l1a.html

and Vantec here: http://www.directron.com/sf6025l.html
by miker
Tue Aug 13, 2002 9:43 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Need to silence my XP1700 + SK6 HSF
Replies: 14
Views: 8250

Vantec makes a stealth 60mm fan that is not too bad. I'm not sure it will have enough CFM for you though. There is also a Panaflo, which I assume would be better. ( I am biased) They are both rated at 12CFM, and according to AMD specs, you need 15cfm, but I would imagine that is based on their "stan...
by miker
Mon Aug 12, 2002 2:32 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Squealing/buzzing from Enermax
Replies: 10
Views: 6401

Hi Folks, <br> <br>I am working on silencing my computer, and doing so has either uncovered or caused a new sound I have never heard before. <br> <br>My Enermax PSU is making a strange buzzing squeal. It seems to intensify when I scroll the browser window with my mouse wheel (Logitech Wireless USB)....
by miker
Mon Aug 12, 2002 2:32 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Squealing/buzzing from Enermax
Replies: 10
Views: 6401

I have only noticed it since I replaced my vegematic HSF with the Zalman and my Geforce256 (w/ Fan) with a GF4 MX440(no fan). <br> <br>Unfortunately, these were on the same day. <br> <br>It's possible it was there before, but drowned out by all the other cacophony. <br> <br>Still, I look with suspic...
by miker
Mon Aug 12, 2002 2:32 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Squealing/buzzing from Enermax
Replies: 10
Views: 6401

<br>OK, I installed the older Geforce 256 w/o fan and booted up. The squeal is much worse.
<br>Replacing the GF4 MX 440 again, the sound returns to normal.
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<br>I am stumped.
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by miker
Mon Aug 12, 2002 2:32 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Squealing/buzzing from Enermax
Replies: 10
Views: 6401

<br>>>Maybe the reduced airflow allowed PSU temps to go too high on your setup? What are your normal room, case & CPU temps?
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<br>Temp seems in line with normalcy.
<br>Case 28C, CPU 38C, Room is 24C.
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<br>I will swap the PSU and see if I can narrow this down any.
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by miker
Mon Aug 12, 2002 2:32 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Squealing/buzzing from Enermax
Replies: 10
Views: 6401

Well, I solved this problem. <br> <br>I just swapped my motherboard. <br> <br>I had a Gigabyte Ga-7VRX, and was having some AGP voltage issues with the Geforce4. <br>I swapped in a Gigabyte Ga-7VRXP Rev 2.0, and the buzzing from my PSU has disappeared. <br> <br>Looks like it was possibly related to ...
by miker
Mon Aug 12, 2002 2:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Comments on Effective Passive HD Cooling?
Replies: 10
Views: 6262

<br>I was planning on making a combo of the three methods, sandwiching, suspending, and using the u-channels for extra cooling. <br> <br>I found the right aluminum at "<!-- BBCode Start --><A HREF="http://www.onlinemetals.com" TARGET="_blank">Onlinemetals.com</A><!-- BBCode End -->. THey also sell u...
by miker
Mon Aug 12, 2002 2:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Maxtor DiamondMax Plus D740X vs Seagate Barracuda IV
Replies: 5
Views: 4583

<BR>Has anyone tested these two side by side to see which is quieter?
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<BR>I am curious since other companies are getting into the FDB game.
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<BR>-Mike
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by miker
Mon Aug 12, 2002 2:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Comments on Effective Passive HD Cooling?
Replies: 10
Views: 6262

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<br>-Mike
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