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by DonP
Sun Aug 01, 2004 7:38 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Where to buy good silent hard drive in UK?
Replies: 4
Views: 1632

Re: Where to buy good silent hard drive in UK?

Anyone point me in the right direction?? Call me obvious, but how about looking at the thread entitled "Sticky for the UK" in the "Deals, Vendors & Classifieds" forum. There are loads of vendors some of which are general, some of which are specialist. One particular general vendor (and quite random...
by DonP
Fri Jul 23, 2004 6:28 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Micro ATX CPU Cooling
Replies: 19
Views: 5110

Re: Using Aerocool DP-102 in same Case

I have the same case for my HTPC. I use an AeroCool DP-102 and 2 Panaflo L1A @ ~6.5V to cool a 2400+ XP-M @2.3GHz. The best part about the the DP-102 is the fact that you change the fan orientation to blow the exhaust out the back. Well - I've just done the same thing.. some comments and observatio...
by DonP
Fri Jul 23, 2004 6:11 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervoltable Motherboards: ADD to the list!!
Replies: 313
Views: 350522

Re: mATX undervoltable SoA mobos..

So what's the current state-of-the-art in terms of undervoltable micro-ATX Socket-A motherboards? ... I was planning to run an XP-M 2400+ Barton at something approaching 1.1V and maybe 1000MHz. The undervolting would ideally be done in BIOS, not windows software since I plan to use Linux. .... EDIT...
by DonP
Thu Jul 22, 2004 2:58 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Sticky for the UK
Replies: 107
Views: 218194

FWIW.. since people have been complaining about JVC motors on Spinpoints I thought I should mention that I recently ordered a 1614N (160G 8M cache PATA) from www.overclockers.co.uk and it had a Nidec on it. Having said that - I'm not sure I like overclockers that much any more - first they don't kno...
by DonP
Wed Jul 21, 2004 10:08 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Micro ATX CPU Cooling
Replies: 19
Views: 5110

Re: Using Aerocool DP-102 in same Case

I've ready forums which suggest that you can rotate the fan "frame" to any direction, not just a factor of 90 degree - but the pics in all the reviews I've seen all have the frame in the default config. :( so which is it? Ok, I've done some research: In this thread silvervarg states: It is possible...
by DonP
Wed Jul 21, 2004 9:16 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Micro ATX CPU Cooling
Replies: 19
Views: 5110

Re: Using Aerocool DP-102 in same Case

I have the same case for my HTPC. I use an AeroCool DP-102 and 2 Panaflo L1A @ ~6.5V to cool a 2400+ XP-M @2.3GHz. The best part about the the DP-102 is the fact that you change the fan orientation to blow the exhaust out the back. Brent So you can change the airflow direction by 180 degrees - but ...
by DonP
Mon Jul 19, 2004 6:34 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Micro ATX CPU Cooling
Replies: 19
Views: 5110

because the Power Supply is blowing hot air into the case it overheated. It does what?? That's very weird - unless of course you have an Antec Overture - that's the only PSU I know that blows inwards. One of the problems with that case from what I remember is that it doesn't have many vent holes in...
by DonP
Mon Jul 19, 2004 4:42 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Micro ATX CPU Cooling
Replies: 19
Views: 5110

I'm going to run a 1900+, I have one of them lying around that is unlocked so it will be under clocked to 1 GHz. Since the software I plan to use only supports hardware encoding/decoding tuner cards there will not be much load on the CPU. I'll have to play with it to see what I can do as far as und...
by DonP
Sun Jul 18, 2004 11:01 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Micro ATX CPU Cooling
Replies: 19
Views: 5110

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by DonP
Sun Jul 18, 2004 10:29 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Micro ATX CPU Cooling
Replies: 19
Views: 5110

As to heatsink choice - I don't know what to suggest - personally I'd like to get a HSF which sucks air off the HS - so maybe something like an Alpha PAL8045T. I'll keep the HT-101 for another project. Other than that, sorry, don't know what to suggest - just make sure it's less than 10cm, or, say ...
by DonP
Sun Jul 18, 2004 9:58 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Micro ATX CPU Cooling
Replies: 19
Views: 5110

Doh! I have the exact same problem.. I have my ATC-620C-BX1, my Soltek SL-75MIV2-L and a 2400+ XP-M.. just waiting for my heatsink to arrive. In a momentary lapse of reason I ordered an HT-101 - Overclockers.co.UK messed up so I'm still waiting for it - should arrive tomorrow morning. My 620C arrive...
by DonP
Fri Jul 09, 2004 5:50 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervoltable Motherboards: ADD to the list!!
Replies: 313
Views: 350522

So I've found another possibility on the micro ATX undervoltable front - the Leadtek K7NCR18DLM . The specs page claims "Adjustment for Best performance setting: Adjustable CPU/MEMORY clock. Vmem, Vcore". I couldn;t find mention of this in the manual.. but on the box is says it supports XBios II - f...
by DonP
Fri Jul 09, 2004 6:21 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervoltable Motherboards: ADD to the list!!
Replies: 313
Views: 350522

DonP -- re -- AOpen MK79G-1394 -- are you sure that is true? No, I'm not - I was hoping that someone with first-hand experience could tell me I'm wrong. this link made me think it's not possible.. As for the VCore, sad to say this is not supported by the board, mostly this is supported by Pro and M...
by DonP
Thu Jul 08, 2004 1:08 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervoltable Motherboards: ADD to the list!!
Replies: 313
Views: 350522

mATX undervoltable SoA mobos..

So what's the current state-of-the-art in terms of undervoltable micro-ATX Socket-A motherboards? I was earlier looking for an ATX board but this one must be a Micro-ATX. Also, I'd like it to go down to 1.1V. I've been browsing most of today and often it's pretty hard to figure out from manuals whet...
by DonP
Fri Jun 25, 2004 4:25 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Um, this is embarassing but which way up should I install?
Replies: 3
Views: 1156

(that's also the only way the screwholes will line up) :wink: lining up the screwholes won't be a problem if it's installed upside-down because the fan will suck itself to the top panel! :lol: Anyway, davidstone28 don;t feel bad about asking the question - I have to admit it took a few moments for ...
by DonP
Wed Jun 23, 2004 7:25 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Lowest power consumption for DivX encoding
Replies: 35
Views: 29179

You don't mention your video source. Now, ok, this isn't the best idea, and the quality leaves something to be desired but if you are encoding from a composite video source then you could always use a hardware MPEG4 encoder (on a PCI card) with a fanless VIA thingy and that should do some ok-ish enc...
by DonP
Tue Jun 08, 2004 7:12 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Qs on exhaust CPU Duct
Replies: 22
Views: 5804

First of all a big thank you to everyone who answered, your help is very much appreciated. So.. the current thinking is to ditch the flexible duct idea - I thought it would be a quick fix but after reading reviews of the (in)effectiveness and the comment from Vent-Axia I'll try and go out of my way ...
by DonP
Tue Jun 08, 2004 7:03 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Qs on exhaust CPU Duct
Replies: 22
Views: 5804

Re: if you wouldn't mind ebaying your alpha...

http://www.xcase.co.uk/acatalog/Coolermaster_Hyper_6_KHC_V81.html it just hit the market in the states and I'll be ordering it tomorrow to cool a 3.0e SL7E4 which I hope to eventually OC to at least 3.8 while retaining relative silence. I like it.. but 1) I already have the Alpha and 2) I'd like it...
by DonP
Tue Jun 08, 2004 6:49 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Qs on exhaust CPU Duct
Replies: 22
Views: 5804

My advise: Fan on the back of the case. I think you will find amazingly low airflow coming out of your duct, still it will cool sufficiently. I don't expect any major disadvantages from using a 63mm duct, as volume transported isn't that large, and the duct is short. A 63mm duct might also be more ...
by DonP
Tue Jun 08, 2004 6:19 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Qs on exhaust CPU Duct
Replies: 22
Views: 5804

Beware that you might end up with vibrations that are enhanced be the duct. Doucoupling or use of semi-soft materials (e.g. soft plastic) will reduce this effect. Very good point - one of my plans was to have the fan on the CPU and have a duct (maybe two joined ThermalTake DuctingMods ?) pointing a...
by DonP
Tue Jun 08, 2004 6:18 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Qs on exhaust CPU Duct
Replies: 22
Views: 5804

Yes, you lose a lot of airflow and get some noise ("whooshing") from the corrugated collapsible ducts like the Sunbeam - to the point where some reviewers reported a temp rise with the Sunbeam duct. Very true - I didn't realise it was such a problem until I read this tidbit on ducting systems Impor...
by DonP
Tue Jun 08, 2004 6:10 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Qs on exhaust CPU Duct
Replies: 22
Views: 5804

This Alpha duct can be used either sucking or blowing. A drier vent part from BestBuy....fits the Alpha perfectly. I used it with the fan on the case end.....ended up with a 92mm fan there. You could put the fan on the alpha end, but this particular setup would not have fit the case like that.... I...
by DonP
Mon Jun 07, 2004 5:41 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Qs on exhaust CPU Duct
Replies: 22
Views: 5804

Qs on exhaust CPU Duct

After consulting (theory and practise) on making friend's and family's computers quieter for ages I finally got down to silencing the monster on my desktop. By some miracle I managed to find an Alpha 8942t in the UK and the plan is to suck air off the Alpha (sitting atop a P4 2.26B) out the back of ...
by DonP
Mon Jun 07, 2004 5:06 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How fast does an 80mm fan spin @ 5 volts?
Replies: 5
Views: 1797

600-800? How's that? We don't know which Papst fan it is. Btw.. Maxamus - I didn;t mean to snap - sorry if it seemed rude. Back to the issue at hand.. Matte, may I suggest you have a look at the article entitled "Choosing Fans for Quiet, High Airflow: A Scientific Approach" on SPCR - there are tabl...
by DonP
Mon Jun 07, 2004 4:59 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hard drive grounding
Replies: 6
Views: 1821

Ah.. just noticed you run Raptors - and that's a 10k RPM drive - and that'll probably make it run pretty hot.. especially if there is no cooling from the drive cage. My bet is that the drive overheated - even with the 120mm fan, since there is little effective cooling surface. It would be a Good Thi...
by DonP
Sun Jun 06, 2004 3:29 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hard drive grounding
Replies: 6
Views: 1821

Re: Hard drive grounding

My question is this: would not having the drives grounded to the case cause this? I don't know.. it's possible I guess. You'll note that commercial decoupling efforts like that by zalman actually have a grounding wire. Anyway.. one thing you could try is plugging everything back in and then take a ...
by DonP
Sun Jun 06, 2004 3:01 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How fast does an 80mm fan spin @ 5 volts?
Replies: 5
Views: 1797

600-800? How's that? We don't know which Papst fan it is. Matte: Find out the RPMs at 12V.. either from specs.. or plug it into the mobo and read RPMs with a program like MBM.. then multiply by 5/12. RPMs usually scale linearly with voltage. i.e. a Papst 8412NGML ( 2050rpm@12V ) at 5V spins at about...
by DonP
Sun Jun 06, 2004 2:47 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Etasis EFN-300 Fanless PSU in UK for ~£150 (any good?)
Replies: 4
Views: 2503

...but the hdds are mostly the problem.. I dunno how much i'll gain by going fanless... To test the noise produced by your HDDs then just power them down. To do this quickly and easily without breaking anything then simply put your computer in suspend mode (through the "turn off computer" dialog in...
by DonP
Sat Jun 05, 2004 6:09 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Etasis EFN-300 Fanless PSU in UK for ~£150 (any good?)
Replies: 4
Views: 2503

Never seen it myself but here are pictures, internal and external, comment and measurements:
http://www.materiel.be/alims/etasis/page1.php

btw.. they're also available from Scan in the UK.
by DonP
Wed Jun 02, 2004 5:21 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Interesting Races and Folders-on-the-Move
Replies: 975
Views: 384391

BMWBMW is up to #26 (or at least WILL be in just a few hours). :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: I was trying so hard to fight him off. :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: I never produced more but the overtake wasn't supposed to happen for another fews weeks. Or at least that was true when I was pumpi...