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by bomba
Thu Jun 17, 2004 6:42 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Cooling old computer, best silent 60mm fan?
Replies: 19
Views: 3434

How 'bout just getting a new quiet HSF, the Speeze Whisperrock's are excellent for the cost and use a standard 80mm fan. I swapped the fan on a Whisperrock II for a 80mm L1A and undervolt w/ a fanmate. Whisperrock II is $13/shipped, Whisperrock IV is $19/shipped from newegg.
by bomba
Wed Jun 16, 2004 12:44 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Newegg Samsung SP1604N W/JVC whines... can I return it?
Replies: 41
Views: 12472

I've RMA'd to Newegg before, they tried to charge me a 15% restocking fee on a retail boxed motherboard that was DOA. With a minor amount of "negotiating" they waived the fee. Just point out to them that Samsung drives are marketed as quiet and the one you received is not. They can and do waive the ...
by bomba
Wed Jun 16, 2004 12:37 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Modded Zalman 7000 vrs SP97?
Replies: 23
Views: 5264

I think you're taking this all too seriously, are you ever going to actually purchase HW? Are you ever going to run out of questions? Sorry, had to get that off my chest! Anyway, in regards to CPU HSF, if you are still going to go w/ a Barton Mobile, I think either the Thermalright SP97 or Zalman 70...
by bomba
Wed Jun 16, 2004 12:08 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Questions about fan control
Replies: 7
Views: 1422

I don't want to mess with adjusting fan speeds or worrying whether they are set correctly, so here's how I do it. I 5v my case fan and Sonata hard drive fan. The Zalman 7000 CPU fan is speedfan controlled. Although I don't play games, when I run CPUBurn, my CPU fan speed inreases automaticaly via sp...
by bomba
Wed Jun 16, 2004 7:12 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Truepower 380s heats up the room too much - too hot!
Replies: 3
Views: 1366

Turn the PC off?':wink:' Your PSU takes AC power and converts it to DC, the most we can ask is that it do its job efficiently, quietly and reliably. Though the TP380S is not bad, there are better choices for cool quiet PSUs. Read the PSU reviews and especially for the Noisetaker and rev A3 Seasonic ...
by bomba
Tue Jun 15, 2004 2:53 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Asus A7V600 & Antec Sonata truepower PSU Fan issues
Replies: 1
Views: 805

Most 3-wire fans are equipped with a RPM (tach) lead which outputs two pulses per rotation of the fan. For all practical purposes, without the RPM lead, it is not possible to monitor fan RPM. Thus, RPM of your 4-wire fan is not monitorable, even if it is adapted to 3-wire. Regarding your Sonata PSU,...
by bomba
Tue Jun 15, 2004 7:42 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Buying Buffalo CH-5 RAM from Newegg... what do you think?
Replies: 3
Views: 1266

Seems like a good choice to me, I've used (2) Buffalo CH-5 256M sticks in dual channel in the following:
IGP NForce2/Barton 2500+, stock speed (PC2700), 2-2-2-5
865PE/P42.4C, stock speed (PC3200), 2-3-2-5
by bomba
Wed Jun 09, 2004 5:54 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What to get to reduce vibration?
Replies: 2
Views: 993

The Directron fan sticks or EAR/McMaster fan isolators are popular and work well. Search for a post by "ducktape" for dull information including McMaster part numbers.
by bomba
Wed Jun 09, 2004 5:52 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: papst fans clicking/mechanical/motor noise
Replies: 13
Views: 5059

Please post more information about these bad Papst fans such as the model number and country of origin. Note that Papst like most fan manufacturers makes a wide range of fans, most are higher speed ball bearing models which normally would not be of interest for silent computing. My (2) 120mm 4412FGL...
by bomba
Mon Jun 07, 2004 9:56 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo 80 L1A
Replies: 6
Views: 1775

cruelsister wrote:Jab-tech give you a choice of China's or Japan's ($1.00 extra). From their web page:

"The Panaflo L1a -Guaranteed made in Japan".
Good Info! thx cruelsister
FYI, jab-tech price for 80mm L1a Japanflow is $6.99 plus S+H
by bomba
Mon Jun 07, 2004 6:25 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo 80 L1A
Replies: 6
Views: 1775

Does that particular fan have RPM monitoring? And would you buy the made in Japan one or the other one? Although the Panaflo part numbering scheme seems to indicate that the 80mm L1 is available in a RPM monitoring configuration (L1BX); in actuality they are simply not availble on the marketplace. ...
by bomba
Fri Jun 04, 2004 1:44 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Interesting Cooling Options for FSP300-60PFN
Replies: 0
Views: 782

Interesting Cooling Options for FSP300-60PFN

I was poking around on the FSP website when I decided to DL and review the pdf specs for the FSP300-60PFN. I found some surprising cooling options described, starting on Page 10 which included the optional ability to externally stop the PSU fan by pulling a signal low. This feature is automatically ...
by bomba
Fri Jun 04, 2004 1:23 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Picking a Fortron
Replies: 6
Views: 2135

From poking around the Directron site, looks like they mean the FSP300-60ATV. Looks ok, but I wouldn't expect it to be super quiet without modding. No PFC and the vent slots over the CPU socket in a tower config may be a hiderance for cool & quiet operation. Note that Fortron uses the term noise kil...
by bomba
Fri Jun 04, 2004 9:54 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7000 + Asus P4P800 + antec slk3700AMB
Replies: 5
Views: 1530

Ralf just a quick question if you happen to read this again. What kind of idle and load temps are you getting on the 2.8 with the 7000? I have a gut feeling that my temps are reading a bit too low in the typical asus fashion, its never gone above 50C. I'm running a 3.0 on my P4P800-D. I get full 2x...
by bomba
Fri Jun 04, 2004 9:04 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Okay: Plan for computer revised. Check it please?
Replies: 16
Views: 11573

I think Ralf hit it pretty well, so I'll just add on to his comments. My guess is that the WD HD will be the sore thumb in your plan. Definitely plan to replace it w/ a quiet Fluid bearing drive which supports accoustic management, such as PATA Spinpoint or PATA Maxtor DM9+. After which, the Artic V...
by bomba
Fri Jun 04, 2004 8:29 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm Fans: Evercool@5v vs Papst 4412@5v vs Nexus@12v
Replies: 9
Views: 2302

Re: 120mm Fans: Evercool@5v vs Papst 4412@5v vs Nexus@12v

I actually have 2x evercool plastics at 5v, they are very quiet indeed, but when placed in a 120mm fortron psu, even at 5v they're not quiet enough, pushing ~33cfm. These cost me £5 each including delivery over a year ago, very cheap. I can't give all you ask but can say that as you have noticed, a...
by bomba
Tue Jun 01, 2004 7:09 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: My "luck" with fans...
Replies: 2
Views: 1003

Re: My "luck" with fans...

So...Recently i bought a Papst 4412FGL (120mm) and i was VERY disapointed with it. At 5v has a strange sound (like a little steam locomotive) and the airflow it's basicaly 0 (zero)...At 7v it's noisy (engine noise) and still low airflow. At 12v it's more noisy (terrible engine noise). It's made in ...
by bomba
Tue Jun 01, 2004 7:00 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Worried about cpu temps
Replies: 9
Views: 2142

Is your 7000 too loud @7v? Unless you do a lot of processor intensive tasks, you should consider Speedfan. On my setup, speedfan is configured to run my 7000AlCu @ 30% unless CPU temp hits 42C (uncorrected P4P800dlx reported temp). When 42C is reached, speedfan kicks the fan speed up to 50%. With yo...
by bomba
Fri May 28, 2004 12:23 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Athlon64: Facts, myths, and experiences...
Replies: 28
Views: 12436

Read my post above, I to am waiting on the 939 mother boards. As for BTX for factor and DDR2 support, I am not holding my breath. From what I have heard DDR2 is Q4 of 2005 and I am not hearing enough about BTX to keep me excited. MOO (My Opinion Only): If you keep waiting for the next big thing to ...
by bomba
Thu May 27, 2004 5:36 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How to switch drives on & off
Replies: 8
Views: 4666

Just leave em connected and switch the power, both +12 and +5
by bomba
Wed May 26, 2004 5:46 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Intake/Exhaust ducting of CPU.
Replies: 21
Views: 4666

I've also looked at the HT-101 and read some very favorable reviews. However, I have one major concern and a question. The concern is that on most Nforce2 AMD motherboards(ASUS, ABIT, Biostar, DFI, Shuttle), the HT-101 will be rotated 90-degrees from what you want for normal airflow; i.e. airflow st...
by bomba
Tue May 25, 2004 11:50 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: faceplate
Replies: 1
Views: 832

call Asus customer service, they're great and will ship you one for like $5
by bomba
Tue May 25, 2004 11:29 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 3 ways to modify (Sonata) Truepower 380w?
Replies: 7
Views: 2145

If you search on "TP380S" and "swap", you should get lots of reading material to ponder. I seem to remember someone posting that their TP380S died sometime after a Panaflo L1A swap due to inadequate PSU airflow. Thus, I'd recommend proceeding with caution if the Papst fan you've selected is of lower...
by bomba
Tue May 25, 2004 8:58 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate disks loudest component in system by far
Replies: 5
Views: 1609

A comment, rather than a solution is that my experience is that the 7200.7 does have a seek noise issue that makes them a less than optimal choice for a quiet PC. However, my experience with this exact model, 160GB 7200.7 PATA, hard mounted in a steel mini-tower was that idle was inaudible over the ...
by bomba
Tue May 25, 2004 8:43 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How can I limit maximum cdrw drive speed?
Replies: 3
Views: 982

It would be helpful if you give us more information as to what you are doing with the drive, burning CD's, playing MP3's, playing games, etc. and what software you are using. For burning, NERO burning ROM allows you to select the write speed prior to starting the burn operation. For playback, Nero a...
by bomba
Tue May 25, 2004 8:10 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: !!!China vs. Japan Panaflo and Globe 120 vs. AF120CT!!!
Replies: 75
Views: 35633

Great review Ed! I recently ordered (5) 80mm L1As from SVC for use in PSU fan swaps. Fans received were all China 80mm L1As. I powered each fan at 12v to compare noise and found discenable variance from one fan to the next. I did not listen to them at lower voltages, but installed the quietest one i...
by bomba
Mon May 24, 2004 5:55 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I can't understand why people stick to blowing CPU fans!!!
Replies: 89
Views: 32434

-The CPU is the most heat sensitive of any part of the computer. Your mobo will be just as happy at 50° as it is at 40°. Yes, but the hard disks may not be. -Intake ducting the CPU only effects the PSU if you are using the PSU as a case exhaust...which you shouldn't be. As one of the other big heat...
by bomba
Mon May 24, 2004 5:42 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How to switch drives on & off
Replies: 8
Views: 4666

Some motherboards use the SI 3112A chipset for their onboard SATA, so you may still have this option without having to resort to a PCI controller. By using SATA, you'll avoid the performance hit from the firewire or USB interface and converters. Oh, and one advantage of firewire/USB over SI 3112A co...
by bomba
Mon May 24, 2004 5:31 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I can't understand why people stick to blowing CPU fans!!!
Replies: 89
Views: 32434

With an HT-101 or other high tower style heatpipe CPU cooler, the fan can be easily mounted as suck or blow with the exhaust ducted out the back of the case to avoid expelling heated air inside the case. Exhaust fan may be mounted on the case or the cooler and/or multiple fans may be used. Anyone tr...
by bomba
Mon May 24, 2004 4:43 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: So what did we decide on the Antec "Sonata" holes?
Replies: 13
Views: 4231

so if I cover the wholes, my PSU temps go up and that gets louder, but it will be muffled by the padds covering the wholes, so whats louder regualr stock or the padded holed way? Acoustic material inside the case will do nothing to quiet an exhaust fans mounted on the PC case, including the PSU fan...