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by shunx
Mon Dec 23, 2002 4:50 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Rec. Fans List ?
Replies: 11
Views: 4014

omg a recomended fan list, its so simple and yet so great an idea. Is there ever gonna be a recommended case section, and a recommended retail premade system? you know I once thought about posting such recommendation but feared it might be too newbie-ish... I still think it'd be a good easy-to-acce...
by shunx
Mon Dec 23, 2002 4:46 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Some PSU questions...
Replies: 3
Views: 2128

Re: Some PSU questions...

1. Is it possible to convert a AT PSU to a ATX PSU? 2. I have several AT PSU's... Is it possible to run one completly fan-less? or just have a slow5v fan? The PSU i had in mind was a 145w AT... Will thatone run hot? You can convert AT cables to ATX like this: http://www.quietpcusa.com/acb/showdetl....
by shunx
Thu Dec 19, 2002 11:13 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: list of drives with fluid dynamic bearing
Replies: 12
Views: 4310

According to StorageReview, the WD JBs are 6dBs louder than the Barracuda IV, unfortunately. As such I am no longer assuming a quieter drive due to the use of FDB.
by shunx
Sun Dec 15, 2002 4:53 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: harddrive powerdown
Replies: 15
Views: 5414

would be interested to hear more about this. A harddrive of mine developed bad sectors when the system powered on and off too quickly.
by shunx
Sat Dec 14, 2002 11:13 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: harddrive powerdown
Replies: 15
Views: 5414

I would just power down first. What if the disk is accessing something, the head could crash into the platter and produce bad sectors.
by shunx
Sat Dec 14, 2002 2:30 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: IBM's 180GXP series: 8MB cache + Fluid Dynamic Bearings
Replies: 24
Views: 8302

*2* 180gb drives? That's a lot of space. What are you using them for?
by shunx
Sat Dec 14, 2002 2:25 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: list of drives with fluid dynamic bearing
Replies: 12
Views: 4310

ok, just curious. I noticed that the only drive that is competitive with Seagates so far is the IBM 180GXP.
by shunx
Fri Dec 13, 2002 11:44 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU temperature and voltage readings
Replies: 17
Views: 4994

it seems Ralf has hit the nail on the head on suggesting an issue with the memory -- the test indicated numerous errors. After swapping the RAM, my computer has booted into XP for the first time in a couple days. Kudos! I don't know if there are more damages to be found, but I hope this is all. This...
by shunx
Fri Dec 13, 2002 9:28 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU temperature and voltage readings
Replies: 17
Views: 4994

ok I've noticed that whereas Win98 does not mind me swapping harddrives with different configurations, XP does.

I will try the memory test thing, thanks.
by shunx
Fri Dec 13, 2002 6:34 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU temperature and voltage readings
Replies: 17
Views: 4994

I think Windows can detect changes in the hardware at run time and accomodate it because my old OS images work on new harddware. For example my Win98 right now is from an image a few years ago when I used a different mobo/CPU, and there was no need to reinstall.
by shunx
Fri Dec 13, 2002 5:25 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU temperature and voltage readings
Replies: 17
Views: 4994

thanks for the suggestion ez2remember. However, I have determined via harddrive swapping that it doesn't seem to be a harddrive-specific problem: I took a harddrive from another computer that has the OS in working condition, plugged it into my computer, boot up and, surprise, blue screen occurs. Put...
by shunx
Thu Dec 12, 2002 5:58 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU temperature and voltage readings
Replies: 17
Views: 4994

Ooo, sounds bad. So the new troubles are with an unmodded Enermax? Have to tried swapping the HD? If the data is no valuable, try reformat before installing the OS. I think you need to find out whether the PSU cooled the mobo or HDD or both. Hopefully nothing -- except maybe itself. What kind of am...
by shunx
Thu Dec 12, 2002 6:16 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: list of drives with fluid dynamic bearing
Replies: 12
Views: 4310

list of drives with fluid dynamic bearing

What current and upcoming drives other than Barracudas use fluid dynamic bearing?
by shunx
Thu Dec 12, 2002 6:12 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Pentium 4 3.06GHz
Replies: 10
Views: 5290

overclock to 4G... what does that take, liquid nitrogen? If so I suppose it'd be silent.
by shunx
Thu Dec 12, 2002 6:08 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Enermax whines, but not from fans
Replies: 4
Views: 2929

thanks for the tip, will try it when possible. At the moment the coil whine stutters constantly, it's like another harddrive making constant seek noises, except it's much higher pitched.

[update: the coil whine disappeared after after days of running the fans at 12V.]
by shunx
Thu Dec 12, 2002 5:48 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU temperature and voltage readings
Replies: 17
Views: 4994

Ack, I'm not sure what just happened to my computer. I had left my modded generic PSU running for a few days and all was quiet and well, until Windows started being unstable yesterday. I turned the power off and the PSU smelled awful and felt very hot, but there were no firework or anything. Obvious...
by shunx
Sun Dec 08, 2002 8:41 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU temperature and voltage readings
Replies: 17
Views: 4994

Yeah I'll get more airflow if it reboots again.

Does anyone know the answer to my question though?
by shunx
Sun Dec 08, 2002 4:18 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU temperature and voltage readings
Replies: 17
Views: 4994

PSU temperature and voltage readings

Can one tell when the PSU gets too hot by only looking at its voltage readings (eg in MBM)? I just got a random reboot so I'm concerned, and I haven't gotten around to getting a thermometer yet. I have one 80mm NBM at 7V in a generic 300w PSU powering. The exhaust feels warm but not too terribly hot...
by shunx
Sun Dec 08, 2002 3:00 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 7V adapter question
Replies: 19
Views: 7086

Without getting technical, as long as you have lots of other stuff drawing power from both 12V and 5V lines, and you don't have a lot of fans on 7V, it's safe. But it *can* be more stressful for the PSU. If anyone can explain this I would be interested. I have 5 fans running at 7V at the moment fro...
by shunx
Sun Dec 08, 2002 2:57 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Best 19" CRT monitor for gaming
Replies: 35
Views: 10610

This is likely right kind of laquer, since it is suitable also for coils and transformers. It is necessary to use quite a lot of it, so it goes between the copper wires inside the coil. And even it is quickly drying, the drying time will be at least 12 hours or more. Just curious, assuming you (or ...
by shunx
Sat Dec 07, 2002 4:29 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Enermax whines, but not from fans
Replies: 4
Views: 2929

Could the whine be similar to the type in CRTs? It was suggested in another thread to spray lacquer coating into coils to silence it. Might this work for the PSU? http://forums.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2195 Oh well, I've given up on the Enermax (my 2nd one too *sigh*) and went back ...
by shunx
Sat Dec 07, 2002 2:24 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Site navigation / usability poll
Replies: 13
Views: 9447

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by shunx
Sat Dec 07, 2002 2:08 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Replacing Enermax fans with no modifications what so ever?
Replies: 42
Views: 15264

hkgolden, I think you summed it up nicely. OK here's a wrench in the works: I'm considering taking the Enermax off the recom list altogether. Why? 1) None are quiet in stock form - they're downright noisy. 2) Quieting them takes a lot of somewhat dangerous work 3) When run with low airflow (at high...
by shunx
Sat Dec 07, 2002 1:56 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Enermax whines, but not from fans
Replies: 4
Views: 2929

Enermax whines, but not from fans

I've discovered a high-pitch noise from my Enermax EG351P-VE. It's coming somewhere from its electric components. The noise is clearly audible from several feet away. I wonder what causes this, and if this is just me? [I just read a post by MikeC mentioning an Enermax dying from a year of low airflo...
by shunx
Fri Dec 06, 2002 6:49 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Where can Titan's TTC-CUV1AB heatsink/fan be purchased?
Replies: 9
Views: 4164

My GF4Ti is an MSI, whose 80mm fan is supposedly among the loudest.
What I've done for now is using a pass-through cable like the one Mike said, and changed the wires to 5V. The fan's whining mostly faded, but I haven't used 3D much lately so I don't know if it's completely stable under stress.
by shunx
Fri Dec 06, 2002 6:39 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Where to buy those nice fans?
Replies: 2
Views: 2011

Never heard of that company, but here's a reference to that part number:
http://home.attbi.com/~gizzo/fs/fs.html
by shunx
Fri Dec 06, 2002 6:35 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Could i do this....? Modding Enermax to single fan.
Replies: 3
Views: 2203

For my Enermax 350w, I started by taking out the 80mm and leaving and undervolting the 92mm. Then I replaced the stock 92mm with a Zalman that came with the Zalman CPU cooler, running it at 5V. As I recall it wasn't very quiet. Now I use two 80mm NMBs at 7Vs. I don't dare to go beyond that since I d...
by shunx
Mon Nov 18, 2002 3:58 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo 92mm RPM at 5V?
Replies: 6
Views: 2953

assuming my rheostat is working in accord with specs, my 92mm fan is running: 2500rpm at 11V (rated max voltage of rheostat; fan is rated at 2800rpm+/-10% at 12V) 1500rpm at 5V 1500rpm/2500rpm = 60% 5V/11V = 45% That doesn't seem very linear, but if rpms include 10% error then the ratios may be clos...
by shunx
Mon Nov 18, 2002 2:07 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: crazy silent fan
Replies: 7
Views: 3705

stingpd wrote:air pump (silent) but with a very limited air flow

http://www.diann-bao.com.tw/prod01.htm
Yeah it seems very limited or useless for computer cases: 15L/min, that's only 0.53 CFM.
by shunx
Mon Nov 18, 2002 1:46 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo 92mm RPM at 5V?
Replies: 6
Views: 2953

maybe c could be negative if the fan stops before hitting 0v?