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by Edwood
Thu Aug 25, 2005 11:47 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SmartDrive2002, still king?
Replies: 18
Views: 7089

Of course, the best cooling one was the loudest.

I'd stay far far away from SilentMaxx, just based on their piss poor customer "service" in the past. That is if you consider stealing your stuff to be "service". :rolleyes:

-Ed
by Edwood
Sun Aug 21, 2005 1:10 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SmartDrive2002, still king?
Replies: 18
Views: 7089

SmartDrive2002, still king?

Anyone found a better enclosure than the SmartDrive2002?

I like that it silences both high pitched idle whine and seek noise, but I wished it was better at cooling.

-Ed
by Edwood
Sun Aug 21, 2005 1:09 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: BenQ 1640
Replies: 21
Views: 5990

Just got one myself. It's much quieter than the LiteOn drive it was replacing. Doesn't "hiss" like the LiteOn's do either.

-Ed
by Edwood
Sun Aug 21, 2005 1:07 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive/Quasi Passive Cooling for X800 XT Platinum edition
Replies: 10
Views: 2679

The Aerocool VM-101 performs better than the Zalman HP80. That is if you can direct a small amount of airflow across the fins of the VM-101's heatsinks.

I would be using it with my X800 XT PE, but it won't fit in my Aspire X Q-Pack case. So I had to settle with a Zalman VF700.

-Ed
by Edwood
Sun Aug 21, 2005 1:03 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Aspire X QPack...
Replies: 8
Views: 4604

BTW, no heatpiped coolers like the Zalman HP80 or the Aerocool VM-101 will fit the Aspire X Q-Pack, without significant modifications. There is a support section that is in the way. The only quiet opportunity is with the Zalman VF700. I did manage to fit a Seasonic S12 330 and a Benq DW1640 in there...
by Edwood
Thu Aug 18, 2005 3:45 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Whining Components
Replies: 128
Views: 243145

Alas, I noticed that my AOpen i855GMEm-LFS Pentium M mobo is letting out a really high pitched whine when the computer is off. I think it is coming from the Gigabit Ethernet socket, or caused by it. Because when I unplug the network cable the noise is greatly reduced. The primary network jack (neare...
by Edwood
Thu Aug 18, 2005 3:40 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Whining Components
Replies: 128
Views: 243145

The inverter for the backlight for my Dell 1900FP 19" LCD monitor is making a high pitched whine as well. :(

-Ed
by Edwood
Wed Aug 17, 2005 2:53 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What the *!"* are my Barracuda SATAs doing?
Replies: 11
Views: 10338

ARGH!

This is so fvcking annoying. I can't believe Seagate added this feature with NO WAY TO DISABLE IT!!!!

DTemp does not work to disable Autoscan.

This is THE LAST Seagate drive I buy for my personal computers.

-Ed
by Edwood
Fri Aug 12, 2005 2:23 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SMART temp readings through PCI SATA card?
Replies: 1
Views: 912

As far as I know, it is not possible to read SMART readings from drives in a hardware RAID array.

-Ed
by Edwood
Fri Aug 12, 2005 4:05 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Strange noises from my 7200.7
Replies: 7
Views: 4833

Autoscan disable feature in the latest DTemp does not work on my 7200.7 120GB PATA drive.

WTF was Seagate thinking? I think my next drive will be a Samsung.
:(

-Ed
by Edwood
Wed Jul 27, 2005 2:28 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anand test the iRAM
Replies: 38
Views: 12682

sensei wrote:Might consider this for scratch disk/Photoshop installation drive... but I'd like some more space...
Nah, you are better off upgrading to a 64bit OS and buying more RAM.

-Ed
by Edwood
Wed Jul 27, 2005 2:27 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anand test the iRAM
Replies: 38
Views: 12682

Anand got closer than usual but missed the boat on the benefits of this thing. Although the first thought I had about this guy was for a silent workstation, the first practical plan was for an A/V workstation. In such computers, putting in 4GB of system RAM is a no-brainer. 4GB is virtually never e...
by Edwood
Tue Jul 26, 2005 12:39 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anand test the iRAM
Replies: 38
Views: 12682

OK, so the price is DOUBLE and the capacity is HALF what they initially publicized? Great going, Gigabyte. :roll: Looks like this toy is going the way of Cenatek. It benchmarks well, but overall real world performance is rather weak in comparison. If you are rich, then this is a great idea, but it's...
by Edwood
Thu Jul 21, 2005 7:21 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: **UPDATE** Gigabyte RAM Drive
Replies: 13
Views: 3757

Any updates?

Which stores brick and mortar and/or online will be stocking them?

-Ed
by Edwood
Fri Jul 15, 2005 6:39 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: **UPDATE** Gigabyte RAM Drive
Replies: 13
Views: 3757

Good luck, Instigator.

Hopefully you can get a show going about Silent PC's.

When is Gigabyte going to start distributing stock for sale to the public?

I too live in SoCal, wish they would sell here faster. :p

-Ed
by Edwood
Tue Jul 05, 2005 4:43 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Silent Graphics card for Photoshop CS2
Replies: 25
Views: 6859

Why bother with 3D gaming cards?

My current favorite vid card for my Photoshop workstation is the Matrox P650. Dual DVI goodness, and passively cooled.

-Ed
by Edwood
Tue Jul 05, 2005 4:37 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Pentium M in Socket 478 for desktop boards ?!?
Replies: 2
Views: 1871

Don't forget Asus's adapter. But it only works with a few of Asus's i875 and i865 mobos.

-Ed
by Edwood
Tue Jul 05, 2005 4:35 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Aspire X QPack...
Replies: 8
Views: 4604

Was thinking of ordering from Newegg, but the Chenming version is more expensive for some reason. Not much, but weird. Shipping costs more too.

-Ed
by Edwood
Mon Jul 04, 2005 12:14 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Gigabyte's RAM drive card w/battery backup...
Replies: 348
Views: 154989

Any news from any resellers as to when they will receive stock of the iRAM "drives"? Particulary in the USA?

-Ed
by Edwood
Sun Jul 03, 2005 11:39 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anybody tried these Sunbeam rubber screws?
Replies: 5
Views: 2091

Those are no different from the classic "blue" ones you see for fans. They are not threaded, so they are not really screws, per se.

-Ed
by Edwood
Sun Jul 03, 2005 11:35 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Testing a Silentmaxx HD-silencer
Replies: 2
Views: 10284

Stay away from SilentMaxx. They don't honor their warranties. Worst yet, I had a case where I even got an RMA from them, I shipped a defective PSU to them, and never heard from them since.

-Ed
by Edwood
Sun Jul 03, 2005 11:32 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Aspire X QPack...
Replies: 8
Views: 4604

Which DVD burners are known to fit with a standard ATX PSU in place?

-Ed
by Edwood
Sun Jul 03, 2005 11:27 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: HSF for AOpen i855GMe Pentium M Mobo
Replies: 14
Views: 4353

That's good news for me considering the Zalman 7000 is much easier to find.

-Ed
by Edwood
Sun Jul 03, 2005 2:42 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: new record in power draw: Pentium EE + 7800 GTX SLI
Replies: 15
Views: 5029

WTF? That is ridiculous.

Brute force engineering is really turning me off.

-Ed
by Edwood
Fri Jul 01, 2005 10:24 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: HSF for AOpen i855GMe Pentium M Mobo
Replies: 14
Views: 4353

Which Heat sink would be better for fanless cooling? (there will still be a case fan.)

Alpha PAL8952 P4 heatsink or Zalman 7000?

I plan to use an Aspire X-PACK mATX case probably.

-Ed
by Edwood
Fri Jul 01, 2005 10:18 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: HSF for AOpen i855GMe Pentium M Mobo
Replies: 14
Views: 4353

I tried the Thermalright XP-120, Swittech MCX478-V, and the Scythe NCU-1000 and NCU-2000 heatsinks and they did not work on this board. Why exactly didn't the XP-120 not fit? Were there capacitors or something that the XP-120 itself was hitting? I couldn't use the supplied back plate and retention ...
by Edwood
Thu Jun 30, 2005 9:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: And so my Dothan Pentium-M HTPC adventure begins..
Replies: 29
Views: 8452

Re: XP-120

I know I've seen a posting by palled saying he's using a regular XP-120 on his AOpen without problems, ... seems you wasn't able to install it on your AOpen, however? Also.. is there any news on the Soltek 855GEI? It'll also have a Socket 478 retention bracket, cheaper and it looks like it's going ...
by Edwood
Thu Jun 30, 2005 12:06 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Most Reliable Fanless PSU?
Replies: 48
Views: 15683

Phantom 350 bought in December of last year. Still going strong. Running A64 s939 3500+, Asus A8V Deluxe, 1GB RAM (2x512), Seagate 7200.7 200GB PATA, ATi Radeon X800 Pro, Sound Card, and two 120mm Papst Fans. Been running with zero problems. I had a SilentMaxx ProSilence 350 die on me within 4 month...
by Edwood
Wed Jun 29, 2005 11:51 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Cool 'N Quiet not working
Replies: 35
Views: 12920

I recently had CNQ fail all of a sudden. It was stuck on 1GHz no matter what was running. I had to uninstall the program and disable it in the BIOS. Strange, it was working perfectly for so long.

My system: A64 s939 3500+ Asuys A8V Deluxe.

-Ed
by Edwood
Wed Jun 29, 2005 8:50 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: HSF for AOpen i855GMe Pentium M Mobo
Replies: 14
Views: 4353

HSF for AOpen i855GMe Pentium M Mobo

I have the AOpen i855GMe Pentium M Mobo, and can't stand the stock HSF. It has what looks to be standard Intel P4 retention bracket. So would it be possible to use a HSF that uses through hole mounting? Otherwise, I don't think most HSF's that use the retention bracket will clamp down enough to have...