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by davidstone28
Fri May 12, 2006 2:11 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which Samsung to get ? Looking @ SP2504C
Replies: 9
Views: 3357

There's a whole section already on Recommended HDDs... http://www.silentpcreview.com/article29-page1.html From my own experiences I was disappointed with the P120 - I have 2 P120s (200gb and 250gb) and 1 x P80 (160gb). Seek noise for the P120 is fine but its noticeably noiser at idle than the P80 (N...
by davidstone28
Wed Apr 26, 2006 11:31 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SilverStone ST30NF and PCI-E
Replies: 5
Views: 3282

Works fine. My 30NF is plugged into a PCI-E Geforce 7900GT (which came with a molex>6pin PCI-E adpator). You can buy adaptors from shops for about $2 if the graphics card doesn't come bundled with one. Bear in mind also though that the 30NF comes with a 20pin plug, so if you have a modern motherboar...
by davidstone28
Mon Apr 24, 2006 2:57 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive Geforce 7900GT (Aerocool VM-102, Scythe Ninja, P180)
Replies: 31
Views: 18559

Temps during Oblivion are absolutely fine - certainly not higher than temps generated by 3DMark05/06 which I suspect puts more stress on the video card (certain scenes in 3DMark06 result in 1fps) whereas in Oblivion, fps never seem to drop lower than 40. The problem I find with Oblivion is not the v...
by davidstone28
Sun Apr 23, 2006 4:49 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive Geforce 7900GT (Aerocool VM-102, Scythe Ninja, P180)
Replies: 31
Views: 18559

Passive Geforce 7900GT (Aerocool VM-102, Scythe Ninja, P180)

I finally got round to installing the Aerocool VM-102 passive GPU cooler onto my overclocked Geforce 7900GT. The absence of noise compared to the mini-bansaw sounding reference cooler is absolutel bliss! Original setup:- - Antec P180 - 2 x Antec tricool fans on lowest settings, which in turn are the...
by davidstone28
Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:36 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passively Cooling the GeForce 7900 GT
Replies: 12
Views: 4903

frostedflakes wrote:Have a Zalman ZM80D-HP passive on my 7900GT. Load temps are usually around 70*C, have never gone above 75*C even after hours of gaming. :)
Are those temps with or without the Zalman OP1 (or whatever its called) slim fan attached to it?
by davidstone28
Thu Apr 06, 2006 1:03 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Why isn't the Aerocool VM-102 the heatsink of choice here?
Replies: 14
Views: 4089

It certainly looks like a Thermalright V-1 / Ninja combination would be a very tight fit, if it fits at all:- V-1 Ninja I also have my doubts as to whether it would be possible to run a V-1 passively on a high end graphics card because of the size of the heatsinks. The VM-102 is also likely to be ti...
by davidstone28
Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:22 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Why isn't the Aerocool VM-102 the heatsink of choice here?
Replies: 14
Views: 4089

They're absent from Australia aswell. I'm interested in buying one of these now. If it's gotta come from os then by the time it's here there may be a few more 7900GTs about. So who sells them and how much are they? EDIT. Looks like UK or Germany are the places to buy them. http://www.tekheads.co.uk...
by davidstone28
Mon Apr 03, 2006 3:14 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Why isn't the Aerocool VM-102 the heatsink of choice here?
Replies: 14
Views: 4089

Why isn't the Aerocool VM-102 the heatsink of choice here?

Why isn't the Aerocool VM-102 the heatsink of choice here? Runs passive, so no noisy fans but people seem to be pre-occupied with the likes of the VF-700/900 or the Thermalright V-1. I can understand that the Aerocool probably wouldn't be suitable for the ATI 1800/1900 cards because their power cons...
by davidstone28
Sat Mar 25, 2006 3:52 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quietly Cooling the eVGA GeForce 7900 GT?
Replies: 25
Views: 9628

Aerocool VM102:
Not sure how well it will work with a 7800/7900 class card though.
They seem to be hitting 70c just with a X300:
http://hi-techreviews.com/reviews_2006/VM102/P4.htm

Thermalright V1 would be a fanned alternative.
by davidstone28
Fri Mar 24, 2006 3:36 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive 6600 reaching 100c...
Replies: 33
Views: 15383

Piglick - you card would have crashed way before it reaches anything close to 145C..... Wilhelm - 100C is high but not necessarily excessively so for a card of that type. If you're concerned, then take it apart and reseat the heatsink with something like Arctic MX1 or Arctic Silver 5. The manufactur...
by davidstone28
Thu Mar 23, 2006 11:45 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help!!! WinXP installation setup crashes / produces errors
Replies: 3
Views: 1266

Okay, managed to find the problem. The 4 pin P4 power connector was plugged in but not "clicked" in, therefore causing the problems. Thanks for taking the time though.

:oops:
by davidstone28
Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:44 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help!!! WinXP installation setup crashes / produces errors
Replies: 3
Views: 1266

Help!!! WinXP installation setup crashes / produces errors

I've plugged together a new system:- 1. A64 3200+ Venice 2. Asus A8N Premium 3. Nvidia 6200 PCI-E graphics card 4. 2 x 512mb DDR ram 5. Silverstone 30NF 300W PSU (with 20>24pin adaptor) I've plugged in the bare minium of peripherals (DVD-ROM drive, IDE HDD, fans) and also all the power cables - 20/2...
by davidstone28
Wed Mar 22, 2006 3:19 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Artic Cooling Accelero X1 or Thermalright X-1 for a 7900GT?
Replies: 15
Views: 4841

Artic Cooling Accelero X1 or Thermalright X-1 for a 7900GT?

Artic Cooling Accelero X1 or Thermalright X-1 for a 7900GT?

I'm leaning towards the X-1 because presumably I can swap the fan with a Nexus? Is that right?
by davidstone28
Mon Mar 20, 2006 12:35 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 2 graphics cards on a SLI board with 1 disabled?
Replies: 1
Views: 892

2 graphics cards on a SLI board with 1 disabled?

I suspect this isn't possible otherwise someone would have done it already, but I wondered if there was any way that you can have 2 graphics cards plugged into an SLI motherboard and alternate between each one depending upon your requirements? I have the following rig:- 1. 3200+ Venice / Scythe 2. A...
by davidstone28
Fri Mar 17, 2006 2:07 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja backplate issue?
Replies: 14
Views: 5787

Oh dear! :shock:

As for using a hairdryer and being careful not to overheat the MB is bordering on the ridiculous. How on earth are you supposed to remove the glue then?

Anyone else had this problem or is this a one off?
by davidstone28
Fri Mar 10, 2006 1:17 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Is there a freaking fanless heatsink for high end cards?
Replies: 47
Views: 22468

The Scythe fanless VGA cooler looks very promising (if they ever release it).
by davidstone28
Thu Feb 09, 2006 6:07 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Need advice choosing Memory for ASUS A8N-SLI Premium
Replies: 23
Views: 6876

The world's your oyster.

OCZ PC4000 dual channel Gold is highly rated.
by davidstone28
Wed Feb 08, 2006 5:52 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Is it possible to fit a Zalman NB heatsink to a Asus A8N Sli
Replies: 2
Views: 1248

Is it possible to fit a Zalman NB heatsink to a Asus A8N Sli

From the pictures here:-

http://www.tbreak.com/reviews/article.p ... genumber=2

its looks as if the NB heatsink would protrude into the space occupied by the graphics card (particularly a 7800GT passive)

Any views / experiences?
by davidstone28
Sat Jan 28, 2006 5:54 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Taming the bright lights of fan controllers
Replies: 14
Views: 4262

I have same Vantec Nexus as you. All you have to do is cut one of the metal 'wires' leading from the led - it looks like an L shaped hard metal wire leading from the led to the PCB. Very easy to do, very reversible (just push the contacts back together, or use a small blob of solder). See picture he...
by davidstone28
Fri Jan 27, 2006 11:58 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passively cooled gaming vidcards from Asus
Replies: 32
Views: 17619

by davidstone28
Sun Jan 22, 2006 9:57 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Passive Pentium M w/ i-RAM
Replies: 76
Views: 33211

Does the i-ram work with any motherboard ie non gigabyte?
by davidstone28
Sat Jan 21, 2006 6:04 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passively cooled gaming vidcards from Asus
Replies: 32
Views: 17619

Can't quite tell what the CPU HS is, but it seems to work with the A8N premium pretty well, even with the HS swung 90 degrees around:

google translation
by davidstone28
Sat Jan 21, 2006 5:47 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is there a simple way to remove double side tape on P180 PSU
Replies: 14
Views: 3415

You definitely said it mate....somewhere on these forums. Wouldn't have gone to the 'finger shredding' trouble otherwise ;) As far as I can remember it wasn't said as a mandatory requirement, more like 'users should probably remove etc' In any event, its not big deal either way. Take them off, keep ...
by davidstone28
Sat Jan 21, 2006 5:11 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is there a simple way to remove double side tape on P180 PSU
Replies: 14
Views: 3415

TBH, I haven't tried the hot PSU+rubber strips. You could well be right - it might not be problematic at all. I just remember reading a comment by MikeC saying remove the rubber strips. Maybe he's just being over cautious. I suppose the advantage of removing the strips though is that you get some (a...
by davidstone28
Sat Jan 21, 2006 3:46 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is there a simple way to remove double side tape on P180 PSU
Replies: 14
Views: 3415

Right, managed to remove it all using the following:- Akasa TIM-cleaner http://www.hexaplague-hardware.com/reviews/akasa/tim/Bottle%20Front.jpg Basically, its a petroleum / citrus based cleaning fluid designed to remove thermal pads, grease etc. Probably quite similar to Goo-Gone suggested by Ralf. ...
by davidstone28
Mon Jan 09, 2006 3:05 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Need buying advice - silent laptop primarily for PDF/typing
Replies: 2
Views: 3122

Practically all Dells allow you to turn off the fans with http://www.diefer.de/i8kfan/index.html Two documents side by side doesn't work for me at anything less than 1280x1024, so you might have to go for one with at least a 15.4" screen and higher / widescreen resolution. PS. If you search the foru...
by davidstone28
Mon Jan 09, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec CES pictures at AMD Zone
Replies: 73
Views: 32167

Those are dull / hideous looking cases. Antec need to hire some designers from Apple. FAST!
by davidstone28
Sat Jan 07, 2006 1:59 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passively cooled gaming vidcards from Asus
Replies: 32
Views: 17619

That thing looks massive =[ ... I wouldn't be surprised to see a few reports of the video card bending from the weight or stress of the weight pulling the card downwards. It has a metal bar running along its edge to provide strength. http://members.vr-zone.com.sg/~elladan/reviews/N7800GTsilent/pics...