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by burcakb
Tue Mar 15, 2005 12:08 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Possible fan choice
Replies: 4
Views: 1341

60mm fans are "usually" not quiet.
Vantecs are DEFINITELY not quiet. :)
by burcakb
Tue Mar 15, 2005 4:44 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan Failure, does it ever happen?
Replies: 16
Views: 2963

Physics says that to move a stationary object requires greater power than to keep a moving object mobile. So a fan requires more energy to start spinning but not as much to continue running. Same thing for harddisks. They draw more energy at spinup (nearly twice as much) than when doing normal readi...
by burcakb
Sun Mar 13, 2005 7:49 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: AMD & Intel Fanboiz Rejoice!!
Replies: 26
Views: 9357

I still fail to see the reason behind such a product.

Oh, OK, you buy a 3.4GHz pres-burner-cot, realize you can't stand the noise, get the AMD slot, spend more money on chip, slot board, memory, etc.

Duh
by burcakb
Sat Mar 12, 2005 10:44 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Please give me some opinions on this...
Replies: 5
Views: 2012

It takes a LOT of experience and modding to get Sonata to quiet levels. Have a look at the 3700BQE or better still the 3000B along with a nice quiet PSU like the Seasonic.
by burcakb
Sat Mar 12, 2005 10:41 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: P4 550 3.4GHz Running Too Hot, Looking For A Better Solution
Replies: 17
Views: 4300

My experience has been that Folding@Home produces just about the highest consistent load simulating my use. (read, not highest achievable but highest you're likely to encounter during normal daily use) If you don't have a totally passive graphics card, I doubt you'll ever exceed that temp, even when...
by burcakb
Sat Mar 12, 2005 8:48 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help on an HTPC build
Replies: 16
Views: 3580

Have you checked out the LC11? It has 80mm fans, not 60mm and apparently better airflow While the Thermalrights are definitely better coolers than Zalman, my experience has been that Zalman performs much better under extremely low-flow situations (like when you've undervolted those 60s to acceptable...
by burcakb
Sat Mar 12, 2005 7:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent Case, Help Needed & Greatly Rewarded :)
Replies: 11
Views: 3862

WELCOME TO SPCR!!! We'll need some detail for better assistance. For example, how much are you going to overclock? One of the most important issues in quiet computing is undervolting. If you're going to be feeding monster voltages to your CPU for extreme overclocking, that's a totally different sit...
by burcakb
Fri Mar 11, 2005 2:32 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Please help, buzz coil noise / high pitched noise with mobo
Replies: 5
Views: 3695

The all-knowing oracle "Search" reveals the following relevant threads:

How to silence toroidal coil making noise?

Coil Whine

and while you're at it, you might want to add something to this thread[/url]
by burcakb
Thu Mar 10, 2005 3:02 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How can I get my 6800 GT to report temp and fan speed 2 MBM5
Replies: 6
Views: 1745

Joe, I see you haven't been welcomed yet so, WELCOME TO SPCR !!! As for your problem, maybe you know, the MBM author has stopped support & development for it. So unless it can report temps in its current state, I'll very much doubt that it can be made to in the future - or that you'll ever get a rep...
by burcakb
Wed Mar 09, 2005 11:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My 1st attempt at building a (semiquiet) computer
Replies: 12
Views: 3623

No need for screws. Zipties are your friend. Check out alternative fan mounting methods thread. You don't want screws anyway as they transmit vibration into the case.
by burcakb
Wed Mar 09, 2005 10:37 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advise on a silenced system
Replies: 4
Views: 1543

My personal rule-of-thumb is to push the CPU until it hits 60C under *extended* load. There are two points to consider. #1. Summer time, your ambient will go up so plan on the 60C for summertime. #2. Priming for an hour or so and folding for several days 24/7 are two different things. When on 24/7, ...
by burcakb
Wed Mar 09, 2005 10:30 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 1 120mm at full blast or 4 X 80mm at 7V
Replies: 8
Views: 2061

Whoah !!! That's a LOT of wasted airflow. You really don't need so many fans blowing in each and every direction. The name of the quiet game is *directional* & *low* airflow and yes it WILL cool your components. 4x80 intake? what for? 2x80 at the back at 7V - if good fans - should be enough to creat...
by burcakb
Wed Mar 09, 2005 12:00 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First Silencing Project - Needs Your Input!
Replies: 7
Views: 2145

Chris, WELCOME TO SPCR !!! For the radeon, check out the Aerocool VM-101. I'm not sure about it fitting inside a SFF and even if it does, it'll eat up the PCI slot but having a powerful & quiet VGA inside an SFF is nearly impossible. Personally, considering your possible move to a HTPC case, i'd go ...
by burcakb
Mon Mar 07, 2005 11:46 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ThermalTake does it yet again
Replies: 6
Views: 2887

I wouldn't dismiss the idea so readily. The VGA usually sits right under the exhaust fans. The blowing air would create a lower-pressure right above the outage. One has to try & see. The previous fanless version works quite well for me.
by burcakb
Mon Mar 07, 2005 8:53 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Thor's Hammer
Replies: 58
Views: 56477

Currently the CPU is at 2400 MHz. That's the equivalent speed of Athlon64 3400+ 8) I can overclock the Radeon to 350/300 (I love ATITool) but really, I don't game much and when I do, the difference is negligable for me. In fact, I usually downclock to 215/215 to keep the case cool and forget to cloc...
by burcakb
Mon Mar 07, 2005 8:46 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Need a nice 92mm Fan
Replies: 12
Views: 2566

Better late than never! :)

Alexi,

WELCOME TO SPCR !!!
by burcakb
Mon Mar 07, 2005 1:21 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Thor's Hammer
Replies: 58
Views: 56477

UPDATE Thor finally received a new cooler - a Thermalright XP-90 with a nice Nexus 92mm on top. I did away with resistors & fanmates and connected the fan to the CPU fan controller on the board. At 12V it has the same noise as the Zalman at 5V and I've configured the BIOS to run it at 8V until CPU ...
by burcakb
Mon Mar 07, 2005 12:21 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Please share your overclocking opinions
Replies: 5
Views: 1849

There was a discussion on this point some time ago, I'm too lazy to look it up. For me, I usually buy the processor at the sweet spot and overclock by up to 10%. This usually gives me a processor one up on the list at a lower price. Usually 10% is very doable on just about any hardware without serio...
by burcakb
Sun Mar 06, 2005 1:46 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: NO LONGER Very dissapointed with the XP-90 !!
Replies: 14
Views: 3493

I suppose I owe an apology to Thermalright. It seems removing the CPU from the socket messes up the CPU sensor diode on my motherboard. The mobo had an initial temp reading problem that was later solved by a BIOS update. But I never thought removing the CPU from the socket would render it FUBAR. I h...
by burcakb
Sat Mar 05, 2005 7:27 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I made the leap! Now what's next?
Replies: 11
Views: 2788

Open up the registry and add it to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
along with those two parameters
by burcakb
Sat Mar 05, 2005 12:34 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Cool 'n Quiet Mobo List in error, sadly :(
Replies: 6
Views: 5985

El Jefe - You're NOT READING !!!! The problem with double sided mem sticks & CnQ is a s754 AMD problem and you'll face it with ANY manufacturer. For the record, my sig has that board running on 2x512 Twinmos Twister cheap ram but I changed it it's now running with 2x512 OCZ ram. So yes, it does run,...
by burcakb
Fri Mar 04, 2005 4:00 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Cool 'n Quiet Mobo List in error, sadly :(
Replies: 6
Views: 5985

Noone :) Actually the initial KV8Pro s were just copies of the KV8-MAX boards with the VIA non-pro chipset. The BIOS had no AGP lock, CnQ support was suspect, etc. With version 1.1 of the board, everything is peachy. There's still some problem with AGP lock with certain graphics cards (but only some...
by burcakb
Thu Mar 03, 2005 11:34 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Cool 'n Quiet Mobo List in error, sadly :(
Replies: 6
Views: 5985

No, it depends on your board revision. The initial boards (1.0) are problematic in a number of ways. 1.1 revision works fine in CnQ with two RAM sticks. It IS choosy about RAM type but that's a problem of the initial AMD processors, not the board
by burcakb
Thu Mar 03, 2005 2:33 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: THANKS for the troubleshooting advice for my A64 system!
Replies: 13
Views: 3352

Toasty, I'm getting the same feeling that there's something wrong with your mobo or PSU. The PSU is easiest to check, use a voltmeter.
by burcakb
Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:32 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Now, what about my room? (Slightly OT, but...)
Replies: 21
Views: 6715

I got the melamine tile idea from the architect downstairs when I probed him for possible sources of melamine foam. He said they used it on floors to significantly reduce clicking noise produced by sharp womens heels. Might be just your thing. From his description I imagined normal floor tiles, hard...
by burcakb
Thu Mar 03, 2005 5:38 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Thor's Hammer
Replies: 58
Views: 56477

You really don't need the very absolute best M1A. really. (btw, Mike said, it was the one he had. Considering all the trouble he went to get me this PSU, i doubt he'd pennypinch. I felt I had to note this down even though I know you're in jest) That "not-so-good" M1A is MUCH better than the M1A I ha...
by burcakb
Thu Mar 03, 2005 5:32 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice for totally silent system
Replies: 5
Views: 1858

Due to a need to transport (and lend) my not-so-quiet PC, I had to rescrew the hdd and the PSU back onto the case. I CANNOT believe how much the noise level jumped.

So unless you're suspending your harddisks, I see no reason to go VIA or fanless even. ie, heed Rusty :)
by burcakb
Thu Mar 03, 2005 2:12 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Thor's Hammer
Replies: 58
Views: 56477

Very late at night (3 am) in a quiet neighborhood, if you listen reaaaaly carefully, you can make out a faint tick from the PSU fan and some airflow noise. This is at about 1 meters from the front of the case. Usually it competes and is overridden by hdd noise. Mike had a note in the box that said i...
by burcakb
Thu Mar 03, 2005 1:59 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Now, what about my room? (Slightly OT, but...)
Replies: 21
Views: 6715

Umm, not exactly my turf but... I think you need something in the way of acoustic barrier more than dampening or trapping. You'd want the sound to reflect "back", rather than absorb it. You'll also want this for the high"er"-frequency noise than lower. I'm not too up-to-date on materials but I've he...
by burcakb
Thu Mar 03, 2005 1:38 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: ThermalTake, Lian-Li, Coolermaster... Some Advice Please!
Replies: 10
Views: 3726

My first vote would also go to Silverstone TJ06 if it were on the list. Otherwise I'd go with a Stacker. If you're going to spend that much on a case, it would be wise to have one that can be made to work in a number of configurations and the stacker looks like it could do just about anything that d...