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by m0002a
Sat Feb 07, 2004 4:01 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Can I RMA my monitor?
Replies: 18
Views: 4024

Just for a test, try plugging both computer and montior directly into the wall outlet.
by m0002a
Sat Feb 07, 2004 2:07 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Can I RMA my monitor?
Replies: 18
Views: 4024

Is the monitor plugged into the same wall outlet (or UPS) as the computer?
by m0002a
Sat Feb 07, 2004 7:53 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron Aurora 400 or Seasonic SS-400FS APFC
Replies: 14
Views: 2990

In that case, I might actually worry about a quiet PC. I would want one with lots of powerful fans inside. Wear headphones if the noise bothers you.
by m0002a
Sat Feb 07, 2004 6:52 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron Aurora 400 or Seasonic SS-400FS APFC
Replies: 14
Views: 2990

If the ambient room temperature where the computer is used will be 45 degrees Celsius (113 F), getting a quiet PC may not be your only consideration.

If 45 degrees Celsius is the outside temperature, and you have air conditioning, then what is your typical inside room temperature?
by m0002a
Sat Feb 07, 2004 6:40 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Can I RMA my monitor?
Replies: 18
Views: 4024

The term RMA was described by Rusty. What it really means is that you must get prior authorization beforehand to return an item. An RMA number is issued and used to credit your account when the item is received and inspected. Before Internet retailing, it was known in the commercial world as Return ...
by m0002a
Fri Feb 06, 2004 10:40 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Two Hitachi 250gb or three Samsung 160gb drives?
Replies: 19
Views: 5095

Noise is cumulative, so that 2 drives that independently are rated at 30 dB-A, will produce more than 30 dB-A when run together. Therefore, it is possible that 3 Samsung drives could be louder than 2 Hitachi drives, even if the Samsung drives (individually) are quieter. But you have to do the math, ...
by m0002a
Fri Feb 06, 2004 9:47 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 3 lead panaflo L1A's???
Replies: 6
Views: 1626

BTW, I don't really care if the Panaflo fans I just bought on Ebay have the tach. I just wanted some with the 3-wire connector. At 21 dB-A I will run them at full speed (12V).
by m0002a
Fri Feb 06, 2004 8:27 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 3 lead panaflo L1A's???
Replies: 6
Views: 1626

If you look at the Panasonic web site, they don't list the model numbers for the 3 wire versions. They just say it is an option. I suspect it is an option on any of the fans if you place a large enough order with Panasonic.
http://www.panasonic.com/industrial/app ... fba08a.pdf
by m0002a
Thu Feb 05, 2004 6:46 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: SilentHardware.de tests 57 fans
Replies: 11
Views: 3756

I looked at my Pabst PDF file that I downloaded from somewhere (don’t remember where). The 342NGL is a Pabst 92mm x 92mm x 25mm fan that is rated at 61 m3/h (35.9 CFM) and 23 dB(A). The 3412 N/2GL is a special version of the above fan with the Sensor Signal / 2 that does speed monitoring. There are ...
by m0002a
Thu Feb 05, 2004 4:18 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Will my heatsink melt a Vantec Dampening Kit?
Replies: 14
Views: 2356

Thanks for the info about replacing the Zalman fan. Of course that makes my life more difficult because I now have to decide between the Zalman and Thermalright.
by m0002a
Thu Feb 05, 2004 3:09 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Will my heatsink melt a Vantec Dampening Kit?
Replies: 14
Views: 2356

I am not concerned about changing the fan on the Zalman 7000 right away, but might need to later on. If I knew that it could easily be done, that might change my decision about the Zalman HSF.

Was the Panaflo placed "inside" the heatsink without the fan frame, or just placed above the Zalman?
by m0002a
Thu Feb 05, 2004 2:15 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Panaflo vs. SmartCool
Replies: 17
Views: 6408

Planning to buy: - Antec Sonata case - D865PERL (L or K) Intel motherboard - Intel Pentium 4 - 2.8C or 3.0C GHz 800MHz FSB - Mushkin 184 Pin 1GB (512MBx2) DDR PC-3200 - Thermalright SLK-947U (or similar Thermalright model) - 2 SAMSUNG 120GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drives - CD-ROM burner/DVD combo (not sur...
by m0002a
Thu Feb 05, 2004 12:07 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Panaflo vs. SmartCool
Replies: 17
Views: 6408

Excuse my ignorance (I am new at this silent stuff), but I thought that the motherboard could vary the fan speed according to the temperature requirements. I guess not, especially with an Intel Motherboard. So in looking the 92mm Panaflo FBA09A12L1BX that Ralph uses, it is rated at 42.7 CFM and 27 d...
by m0002a
Wed Feb 04, 2004 7:03 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Will my heatsink melt a Vantec Dampening Kit?
Replies: 14
Views: 2356

Thanks for link to the your heatsink review. I am new to this forum and had not seen it before. I did a lot of searches before I posted, but the number of returned posts from a search is a bit daunting.

I am avoiding the Zalman 7000AlCu for the reason you mentioned, that the fan is not replacable.
by m0002a
Wed Feb 04, 2004 5:49 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Will my heatsink melt a Vantec Dampening Kit?
Replies: 14
Views: 2356

Is there any Intel P4 board that is voltage adjustable with the Intel thermal adjstments?

I guess I can use the 80mm L1A at full voltage if it will sufficiently cool a P4 2.8 with Thermalright HS. I believe it puts out 24 CFM. Any thoughts on this? I will not be over-clocking.
by m0002a
Wed Feb 04, 2004 3:06 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Will my heatsink melt a Vantec Dampening Kit?
Replies: 14
Views: 2356

I am considering using GE Silicone II caulk to create a resilient barrier between a fan and my Thermalright heatsink (both to be purchased soon). According to the specs I read on the GE website, 100% Silicone is rated up to 400 degrees F. I will let it dry before attaching the fan to the heatsink si...
by m0002a
Wed Feb 04, 2004 2:28 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Panaflo vs. SmartCool
Replies: 17
Views: 6408

I have a very similar question as Sage. I will be buying a Thermalright cooler soon and need to decide on a fan. Just like Sage, I want to connect a 80mm fan to the 3-pin motherboard CPU fan header to facilitate RPM monitoring. I want to know the exact model of fan (not just a Panaflo, etc) to use t...