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by JVM
Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: x64 Speedfan question
Replies: 17
Views: 4838

I installed Speedfan on Windows 7 x64 but the problem I have is getting it to run on startup with Windows. I had it running on startup in Vista but forgot how it was done. I thought there was a box to check for starting with Windows, but there isn't and so must be another way. How do you get it to s...
by JVM
Wed Oct 21, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Best silent case for a positive pressure system?
Replies: 18
Views: 4961

Thanks everyone for the suggestions, but I think I have decided. I'll go for the SOLO. The only thing it lacks, for me, is the P182's front door, which would help protect some sensitive buttons, block sound from a noisy optical drive in operation and add a great touch of style. Also, I could have t...
by JVM
Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:49 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic shows X-Series, modular, 80 Plus Gold @ Computex
Replies: 172
Views: 70479

This thread is one of the biggest e-drama threads I've read in a long time lmao gave me a good laugh. Let's get this out of the way: the whole argument about the simulated sign wave is downright silly. Here's the thing JVM, when input electricity is messed with in anyway (as in not coming right out...
by JVM
Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic shows X-Series, modular, 80 Plus Gold @ Computex
Replies: 172
Views: 70479

Hey JVM, guess what, Sea Sonic just said their PSUs have zero problems with simulated sine waves so you shouldn't worry about any compatible issues. Feel better? hey, just wondering, where are you from? El Jefe, Long story short, JVM made issue of UPS simulated sine wave and Sea Sonic units will or...
by JVM
Sat Oct 17, 2009 2:46 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic shows X-Series, modular, 80 Plus Gold @ Computex
Replies: 172
Views: 70479

You mention the P182 but what about people such as rpsgc interested with a Solo? The standard hot box testing result applies. Nothing special about PSU cooling in the Solo. It's simple enough to summarize: 1) Keep the immediate temperature around the PSU to under 25C and the fan won't start up till...
by JVM
Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic shows X-Series, modular, 80 Plus Gold @ Computex
Replies: 172
Views: 70479

I never heard of that Magma fan, but comments on newegg.com appear favorable. From the Enermax website on Magma fan

"Revolutionary “Twisterâ€
by JVM
Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:13 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic shows X-Series, modular, 80 Plus Gold @ Computex
Replies: 172
Views: 70479

Enermax seem to be on the way with a couple of 80plus gold PSU's as well: http://www.enermaxusa.com/support/download/2009_catalog.pdf (First page to the left) I have no idea as to when it will hit the market or under what name though. Looks very interesting! Seems like there is a "gold rush." :lol:
by JVM
Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:58 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic shows X-Series, modular, 80 Plus Gold @ Computex
Replies: 172
Views: 70479

So when did Seasonic tell you their X series is compatible with simulated sine wave? What is your point of that article? "Of course they didn't answer on Saturday you nut." You are the one who said "Hey JVM, guess what, Sea Sonic just said their PSUs have zero problems with simulated sine waves so y...
by JVM
Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:55 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic shows X-Series, modular, 80 Plus Gold @ Computex
Replies: 172
Views: 70479

Oh, and by the way, I have the simulated sine wave UPS shown in my signature and it works perfectly with the Enermax MODU+82 PSU in my signature. The question remains are the Sea Sonic X650 and X750 compatible with simulated sine wave? The Enermax MODU+82 works without issues with simulated sine wa...
by JVM
Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic shows X-Series, modular, 80 Plus Gold @ Computex
Replies: 172
Views: 70479

All sounds very good, Mike, but I am quite satisfied at present with my Enermax MODU82+ in the Solo. However, in the future, when doing a new build, I would consider the Seasonic X series if I knew they were compatible with simulated sine wave, and I am certain others would like to know that as well.
by JVM
Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic shows X-Series, modular, 80 Plus Gold @ Computex
Replies: 172
Views: 70479

"A little tag warns, "Temperature Activated Fan Rotates Only When Required" — probably an attempt to stave off returns by consumers who think the fan is broken when they discover it doesn't spin upon power-on." "The fan started spinning about 10~15 minutes into the 150W load test." Now from review...
by JVM
Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic shows X-Series, modular, 80 Plus Gold @ Computex
Replies: 172
Views: 70479

Oh, and by the way, I have the simulated sine wave UPS shown in my signature and it works perfectly with the Enermax MODU+82 PSU in my signature. The question remains are the Sea Sonic X650 and X750 compatible with simulated sine wave? The Enermax MODU+82 works without issues with simulated sine wav...
by JVM
Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:20 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic shows X-Series, modular, 80 Plus Gold @ Computex
Replies: 172
Views: 70479

As I told you previously, the Enermax manual states compatibility with simulated sine wave. Is that so hard to understand? The man I spoke with from Enermax said their previous model, an older Infinity, also active PFC, was not compatible, and he said the MODU+82 was compatible as stated in the manu...
by JVM
Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic shows X-Series, modular, 80 Plus Gold @ Computex
Replies: 172
Views: 70479

I think besides of that ripple development vs. load controller IC changing operating modes is reason also for that insensitivity of efficiency to low load. (88.8% @ 10% load) I imagine others who use a UPS would also be interested. I'm not... sine wave UPS. This issue of compatibility with UPS is e...
by JVM
Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic shows X-Series, modular, 80 Plus Gold @ Computex
Replies: 172
Views: 70479

Just a followup to my post above, I decided to ask Seasonic if there were any issues with a UPS operating with simulated sine wave, which was a question I asked Enermax and was assured there wouldn't be any problem. The fellow from Seasonic said he didn't think there would be an issue with any UPS,...
by JVM
Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:45 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Does SPCR seem way too obsessive compulsive about noise?
Replies: 77
Views: 48959

In addition to what's been said above, and a lot has been said :), I find the type of noise/frequency most important.
by JVM
Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:24 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Does SPCR seem way too obsessive compulsive about noise?
Replies: 77
Views: 48959

I should add that sizing and duct work have a bearing on the amount of noise you hear from central air vents. If you have an over-sized central air system, yes, it would be noisier than one just doing what you need. Plus, I have the vents in ceiling as opposed to walls or floors. Since I have oil ho...
by JVM
Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:09 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Does SPCR seem way too obsessive compulsive about noise?
Replies: 77
Views: 48959

One other noise that no one mentioned is the ticking/pinging from baseboard heat and that does annoy me, makes me want to move to Arizona. Then you will have to deal with the noise from AC. At some point, even if you don't hear the unit or the fan itself, you will be annoyed by the airflow... I hav...
by JVM
Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic X-650 review at Jonnyguru
Replies: 17
Views: 5819

Re: Seasonic X-650 review at Jonnyguru

"Now, the company also told us temperature will determine the fan speed, so the fan may not turn off in a particularly cramped or poorly ventilated system." However it's likely most of these are going into P182-type cases where they have their own thermal zone. I doubt it. Many have read the review...
by JVM
Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:25 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quiet UPS ?
Replies: 21
Views: 12772

You can check in the manual for your PSU, if you have one. I didn't realize it at the time I called Enermax, but it is in the manual about compatibility with simulated sine wave.
by JVM
Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quiet UPS ?
Replies: 21
Views: 12772

Sorry, I forgot to add some very important information. The CyberPower unit I recommended is simulated sine wave. If your PSU is an older active PFC design, or even if it isn't an older design, you should check with the manufacturer about compatibility with simulated sine wave. My Enermax is an acti...
by JVM
Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quiet UPS ?
Replies: 21
Views: 12772

price is realy good. I just don't know how reliable Cyber Power is comparing to APC - I've never heard of that brand... :( You get a three year warranty. Check out the comments at Newegg and compare to APC. I did a lot of research before deciding on CyberPower over APC. For one thing, the comparabl...
by JVM
Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic shows X-Series, modular, 80 Plus Gold @ Computex
Replies: 172
Views: 70479

Just a followup to my post above, I decided to ask Seasonic if there were any issues with a UPS operating with simulated sine wave, which was a question I asked Enermax and was assured there wouldn't be any problem. The fellow from Seasonic said he didn't think there would be an issue with any UPS, ...
by JVM
Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:25 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Want a quiet PSU. M12D 850W or cp-850?
Replies: 12
Views: 3117

logicfrog wrote:Steer clear of the M12D, it whines like a sick kitten, even before I turn on the power...
Before the power is turned on? How is that possible? Maybe there is a sick kitten hiding somewhere in your room.

Anyone ever hear noise from a PSU when the computer is off?
by JVM
Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic X-650 review at Jonnyguru
Replies: 17
Views: 5819

Re: Seasonic X-650 review at Jonnyguru

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story2&reid=169 During testing, seems like the fan is off until 300W, it's very amazing though they are using an open-box testing. "Now, the company also told us temperature will determine the fan speed, so the fan may not turn off in a particu...
by JVM
Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:09 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quiet UPS ?
Replies: 21
Views: 12772

Re: Quiet UPS ?

I've tested 2 of APC BackUPS 500VA and they were quiet. I've tested 4 of APC BackUPS 650VA and everyone of them was "squiling/buzzing" while it was 20 - 60% loaded. I need more then 500VA (300W), so I cannot use fist type. Is there any suggestion for quiet UPS 650VA - 1000VA ? Why not buy a more po...
by JVM
Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:16 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic shows X-Series, modular, 80 Plus Gold @ Computex
Replies: 172
Views: 70479

_MarcoM_ wrote:A compatibility test on UPS with simulated wave form would be nice :wink:
Yes, and I am also interested in that test. I imagine others who use a UPS would also be interested. This is a "new design" and you never know...
by JVM
Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:51 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Signature vs Enermax Modu82+
Replies: 9
Views: 2820

As for the voting, doesn't one really need both units to make a comparison for a realistic conclusion?
by JVM
Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:48 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Signature vs Enermax Modu82+
Replies: 9
Views: 2820

Seasonic X-650 . 80+ Gold and fanless until ~270W DC load. Otherwise I'm very happy with my Signature 650. "Seasonic Patented "Hybrid Silent Fan Control" * An industry first, advanced 3 phased (Fanless, Silent, and Cooling Mode.) thermal control balances between silence and cooling." The reviewer n...
by JVM
Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:49 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Does SPCR seem way too obsessive compulsive about noise?
Replies: 77
Views: 48959

Ah, barking dogs, I know what you mean. Fortunately, the neighbor who kept their dog outside day and night sold their house and all is fine now.

One other noise that no one mentioned is the ticking/pinging from baseboard heat and that does annoy me, makes me want to move to Arizona.