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by burcakb
Wed Feb 23, 2005 4:26 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My ATTEMPT at a QUIET PC
Replies: 23
Views: 5127

Ahem, I suggested the Cu version because the A revision Cu cooler at SVC was cheaper than the B revision Al-Cu :)

Really, the Al-Cu is a better choise of course. And as far as I can see there's no difference between A and B revisions (I have both)
by burcakb
Wed Feb 23, 2005 8:17 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Asus TA-210 Black Case
Replies: 3
Views: 1566

We have those Asus cases here in Turkey. I haven't used one yet but the intakes looked pretty restricted to me. The exhaust and the internals are fine but the intake is from the front bottom and most of it is blocked with the USB module.
by burcakb
Wed Feb 23, 2005 8:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My ATTEMPT at a QUIET PC
Replies: 23
Views: 5127

If cost is a concern, go for the Zalman 7000A-Cu not 7700. Forget the paxmate, it really doesn't do anything (a quality quiet PSU will go further in silencing), forget the rounded cables, ribbon cables are just as good or even better, if you take the time to do it right. So that's $3 for CPU, $3.5 f...
by burcakb
Wed Feb 23, 2005 3:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My ATTEMPT at a QUIET PC
Replies: 23
Views: 5127

ckolivas gives good advice. Check out the review on sound dampening foams. AFAIK, the paxmate was pretty much useless. The useful ones are expensive too. Before you go for such measures, try to control the noise sources first. Dampening foam is usually the finishing touch. Which is not to say you do...
by burcakb
Tue Feb 22, 2005 12:52 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Introduction and need opinions on Coolcases LX-6A19
Replies: 2
Views: 1333

IMO, in a case with such a good airflow setup, 2x120 fans will definitely be enough. You could even run two Nexus fans heavily undervolted and still be cool. Even one 120mm fan could do it if you didn't have so many disks. If for any reason you don't like the results, adding an undervolted Nexus 92m...
by burcakb
Tue Feb 22, 2005 12:46 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: fanless psu?
Replies: 12
Views: 2960

Check out Ralf's comment to my Thor rig (see sig)
by burcakb
Tue Feb 22, 2005 6:33 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermal paste experience
Replies: 17
Views: 4607

the difference of arctic silver can be felt after a year or so. Most cheap paste turns to dust, cracks, becomes inefficient, etc. AS is apply-it-forget-it paste
by burcakb
Tue Feb 22, 2005 12:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Swedish silent first-timer looking for advice
Replies: 8
Views: 2819

WELCOME TO SPCR !!!

I'm a great fan of the Zalman 7000 but since yours is a socket A mobo, do check that it fits. Most socket A mobos require a little cutting at the clip to make it fit. Nothing difficult, just so that you know.
by burcakb
Mon Feb 21, 2005 2:11 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New LGA775 Cooler: Nexus PHT-7750... Better Than The XP-120?
Replies: 6
Views: 3059

WELCOME TO SPCR !!! That looks like a new Nexus cooler and the 800 rpm suggests a review by SPCR might be in order. Previous nexus CPU coolers - unlike their fans - were a bit of a dissappointment. Those used 70mm fans. This one has a 80mm fan so "quiet" might actually be true this time. However, u...
by burcakb
Mon Feb 21, 2005 4:57 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: tek-chain fan
Replies: 21
Views: 6353

I thought that was everflow, not enermax. anyhow, the tek-chain looks suspiciously like a Power Cooler fan to me. It's not on their website but the numbering scheme and the plastic casing mold looks too similar. Power Cooler is the company that makes the Zalman fans and I suspect the Coolermaster LE...
by burcakb
Mon Feb 21, 2005 4:48 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cool ´n´Quiet, use or not use??!
Replies: 11
Views: 3049

poohbear, he's using an athlon64 mobo and the Zalman will cool any athlon64
by burcakb
Mon Feb 21, 2005 1:18 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 6 drives and quiet(ish)?
Replies: 23
Views: 5366

grosskur, WELCOME TO SPCR!!! yeha, I've tried doing a similar suspention but got worse temps than I expected. I'm still trying and will post results with pics - hopefully this week Mupp, check out my suspension in my sig (a 3700AMB, could also work with a 3000B). With a little tweaking you should be...
by burcakb
Mon Feb 21, 2005 1:10 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Intel 800mhz vs AMD 64 - plz don't yell at me.
Replies: 9
Views: 2090

Your prescott (presHOT :) ) CPU temps are a bit highish but not unheard-of. The P4s have the nasty habit of scaling back the CPU power to prevent overheating and I have the feeling your load temp is when your CPU has been throttled. Do some benchies (for extended periods) to judge behaivour. As for ...
by burcakb
Mon Feb 21, 2005 1:01 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Fanless PSU & Thermalright XP-120 vs Fanless103 vs CNPS7
Replies: 23
Views: 3459

WOW! That's some fast posting going on here :) poohbear, if you'll check my sig, you'll notice that I've slowed down my Zalman fan to insanely low levels. It's got a fanmate and an inline resistor, plus is being undervolted to 8V by the motherboard. At the extremely slow speed it's running, the nois...
by burcakb
Mon Feb 21, 2005 12:49 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Removing Arctic Silver with IMS?
Replies: 6
Views: 1669

Melamine foam is a surprisingly good cleaner. No wetting with anything, just wipe the goop off. I've even tried it against AS's own cleaning solution, tempwise got the same results. Plus, it's lint-free :)
by burcakb
Mon Feb 21, 2005 12:30 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cool ´n´Quiet, use or not use??!
Replies: 11
Views: 3049

Using the search function turns up these informative threads: Athlon 64 software cooling (disconnect/HLT/Cool&Quiet) Even better, you can just browse to the top of the 4th page on the review of Athlon64 processors on this site here Now, to the original questions: #1: The zalman is capable of cooling...
by burcakb
Sun Feb 20, 2005 11:51 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Fanless PSU & Thermalright XP-120 vs Fanless103 vs CNPS7
Replies: 23
Views: 3459

Of the three the Zalman 7000B will be "enough" (read not the best but will do the job). When run at 5V, it may be quiet enough unless you suspend your harddisk. If you do suspension, further undervolting the fan to 3V or a fanswap with a Nexus 92mm would be a good idea. I believe the Zalman is also ...
by burcakb
Sun Feb 20, 2005 3:14 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 145959

After 1 MONTH :!: :shock: :!: , my orange fans from isellsurplus finally arrived.

And....

THEY ALL RUN AT 3.3V !!! My nexus' didn't start at 5V, these start reliably at 3.3V. That gives them turns for about 460 rpms. And they still blow enough air to be useful.
by burcakb
Sun Feb 20, 2005 2:53 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How undervolted is your Barton 2500+?
Replies: 8
Views: 2118

I run at 1.49V. But I also overclock slightly to 175 MHZ
by burcakb
Thu Feb 17, 2005 12:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Does this sound like a well designed computer? (Revised)
Replies: 47
Views: 10529

The stock cooler is a no-no. not only will it be loud, it'll also be inadequate (ie your CPU will start throttling down) when you start folding (you will, won't you :wink: ) What's wrong with an XP90? Or a Zalman 7000 (This MAY be a bit inadequate for a 3.4 though) With a good CPU cooler you definit...
by burcakb
Thu Feb 17, 2005 12:45 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: HDD temps in MBM?
Replies: 3
Views: 1073

Unfortunately MBM doesn't read SMART data on my uGuru board (KV8 Pro). Latest Smartfan does.

You can add extra sensors to MBM. Open up the config and go to "Fans". Add as you wish. Extra sensors will be listed as uGuru1, uGuru2, etc.
by burcakb
Thu Feb 17, 2005 12:41 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: A friendly hello from the Dutch Power Cows!
Replies: 9
Views: 3794

Still,

WELCOME TO SPCR !!!

C'mon guys, maybe we'll convert him to the CAUSE :wink:
by burcakb
Tue Feb 15, 2005 3:18 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: a stretch - possibily the 92 mm nexus.
Replies: 3
Views: 1926

yeha, That's a 80mm nexus you linked to. However, I did compare it to my own nexus. First, the electrical specs are wrong. The Nexus 92mm is a 0.25A fan. Second, the blade surface area of the foxconn is significantly smaller than the nexus. But I agree that this is probably a foxconn original produc...
by burcakb
Tue Feb 15, 2005 7:30 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Has CnQ played out its role on Winchestercore CPU:s?
Replies: 11
Views: 2693

:oops: :oops: :oops: ... as I suspected. Still the review process there is flawed.
by burcakb
Tue Feb 15, 2005 6:06 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Has CnQ played out its role on Winchestercore CPU:s?
Replies: 11
Views: 2693

Ok, went ahead and read the article. They've used Prime95 so that would invalidate my %80 TDP assumption. However, it's obvious from their data that CnQ isn't enabled. In fact they explicitly state that clock throttling is disabled. Plus I didn't see any mention of PSU efficiencies anywhere? Interes...
by burcakb
Tue Feb 15, 2005 5:45 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Has CnQ played out its role on Winchestercore CPU:s?
Replies: 11
Views: 2693

Let's do some calculation. power drop due to voltage drop: 1.1^2 / 1.4^2 = 38% power drop due to speed reduction: 1.0 / 1.8 = 44% In total the power drop is 82%. Assuming a 80% load being the max utilization (I didn't look at the review, just guessing) : If 82% power drop is just 10W, then full powe...
by burcakb
Tue Feb 15, 2005 5:32 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Mobile CPU in a desktop MB - Intel only revolution?
Replies: 13
Views: 3554

I very much doubt that Athlon64-M s are anything other than your standard A64 without the spreader and tested to undervolt.

Try undervolting your regular A64. You should get pretty much near mobile power draws.
by burcakb
Mon Feb 14, 2005 11:12 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Just "silenced" my computer, and my CPU temps spik
Replies: 9
Views: 2522

BigDu21, Unless your AthlonXP is a mobile/unlocked chip or your motherboard supports undervolting, you have to do some vidpinning to be able to undervolt. Or you might try software like 8rdavcore and see if it works. Undervolting is really easy, especially if you can do it with software. Start your ...
by burcakb
Mon Feb 14, 2005 3:49 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Installing XP-120...
Replies: 9
Views: 2417

#2

(based on my XP90 experience)
by burcakb
Mon Feb 14, 2005 3:38 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Buy Diflucan
Replies: 17
Views: 7456

Missed it the first time, but I can't let it go this time.. :

A new addition to SPCR jargon:

done a Bluefront


:shock: :lol: 8)