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by Michael_qrt
Thu Mar 04, 2004 3:20 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: We're RED!!!, someone take a snap before it's gone!
Replies: 4
Views: 2014

We're RED!!!, someone take a snap before it's gone!

I think the title says it all.

We may one day be at the stage where we can consistently maintain a red rating at EOC but not yet. So savour it while it lasts!


24 SilentPCReview Folding@Home 142 292 31,029.04 156,534.66 2,930,379.75 86,564
by Michael_qrt
Mon Mar 01, 2004 3:09 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Interesting Races and Folders-on-the-Move
Replies: 975
Views: 384457

Heh, I shure could use a helping arm or two in my move up the rankings. I dunno about the top 100, my goal at the moment is more like the top 200. However I'll probably be able to get another computer online soon so that should boost my output a bit eve if ts only a celeron 900. Dreaming of being gr...
by Michael_qrt
Sun Feb 29, 2004 3:08 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Did the tension bracket of your VGA Silencer break?
Replies: 13
Views: 5990

I dunno if its worth reviving this thread from the dead but mine broke. The U shaped bit of meatal inside the blue clip had the two walls snap as I tightened the screws. Since my 9800 has a shim I just tightened it up a bit more and left it on since there still semed to be a lot of pressure on the c...
by Michael_qrt
Mon Feb 23, 2004 3:44 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Welcome new members
Replies: 561
Views: 464645

Thanks again for the wolcome. SPCR folding@home really seems to be a team on the move at the moment and I'm glad to be a part of it. So far I've turned in 2 work units totaling 46 points! but there's another 36 pointer on the way so we've made a start. I should hopefully be able to get another machi...
by Michael_qrt
Sat Feb 21, 2004 4:10 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Join the SPCR Folding@Home effort
Replies: 436
Views: 176703

Well in any case in a few weeks I'll be on a permanent connection so there isn't too much motivation to fool around. my machine is online most of the day and I generally turn it off at night (still not quiet enough). So I'm going to look into quietening it a bit more over the next few weeks so can l...
by Michael_qrt
Sat Feb 21, 2004 3:45 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Join the SPCR Folding@Home effort
Replies: 436
Views: 176703

Thanks for the welcome. Anyway I'm currently using the -advmethods -forceSSE flags in the CLI console. I'm going to configure it with that electron microscope 3 software to run at startup etc. Anyway when uni starts again in a few weeks I'll be on an always on connection so that should improve the s...
by Michael_qrt
Sat Feb 21, 2004 3:06 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Join the SPCR Folding@Home effort
Replies: 436
Views: 176703

I just downloaded the F@H client and began folding for SPCR. Been wanting to for a while but there were obstacles of not having quietened my computer yet and not having an always on internet connection. I've quietened my computer to the point that my samsung sp1614N is the loudest thing in it (must ...
by Michael_qrt
Sun Feb 15, 2004 8:39 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: start up voltage ? Zalman fanmate and Panaflo 120mm M1A
Replies: 9
Views: 2366

lenny, there is no voltage regulator in the fanmate, its just a variable resistor. But yes, if the fanmate is turned down it will draw less power. I tend to disagree. Here's a pic of the circuit that is supposed to be inside FanMate. But, Zalman went cheap, and stripped all the non-mandatory parts....
by Michael_qrt
Thu Feb 12, 2004 5:55 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: start up voltage ? Zalman fanmate and Panaflo 120mm M1A
Replies: 9
Views: 2366

lenny, there is no voltage regulator in the fanmate, its just a variable resistor. But yes, if the fanmate is turned down it will draw less power.
by Michael_qrt
Tue Feb 10, 2004 5:27 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Spire Whisperrock IV ( 21dBA :D )
Replies: 26
Views: 8589

This is the cooler I have at the moment. I think it's really quite good, sure its probably not as good as a zalman 7000 series cooler but for low airflow situations I don't think it'd be too far off the likes of the thermalright coolers. I find the stock fan is about the same as an equivalent panafl...
by Michael_qrt
Mon Feb 09, 2004 4:14 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Arctic Cooling VGA Silencer on a Powercolor 9800pro SUCCESS
Replies: 18
Views: 7129

I grabbed one of these along with a shiny new 9800 pro last week, installation was easy although I managed to break it... yeah the little metal rod that is supposed to flex as the screws tighten "alternately up to the rubber washer." I was nowhere near the washers, and one side split near the cente...
by Michael_qrt
Sun Feb 01, 2004 7:59 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: XP2500 Barton CPU fan replacement reccomendation?
Replies: 18
Views: 3707

[quote="wumpus"]If you want something quiet that's cheaper, I can recommend the speeze series: [quote] I can recommend this HS too. I have a whisper rock IV which is the same HS with a slightly quieter fan and its been great for such a cheap HS. I'd love to see a comparison with this HS and some of ...
by Michael_qrt
Wed Jan 28, 2004 11:47 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Why doesnt everybody use Silenx?
Replies: 13
Views: 3135

PSUs down under

Well if you aussies find a local source of the super silencer psu's be sure to post it on the forums. I might email low noise pc and see if they can import some in as I'd definatly be interested given the efficiency. On another note aus pc market is now listing the FSP quiet 350W psu but only in a p...
by Michael_qrt
Sun Dec 14, 2003 2:24 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Interesting article on PFC
Replies: 4
Views: 1711

Well in the PSU reviews on this site PFC is said to lower the cost on your electricity bill by reducing power lost to harmonics. However Dan says this is actually false and devices with a low power factor are bad because they pollute the mains and cause power losses due to transmission of electricit...
by Michael_qrt
Sun Dec 14, 2003 3:51 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Interesting article on PFC
Replies: 4
Views: 1711

Interesting article on PFC

Here's an interesting article on PFC over at dan's data that I thought I'd bring up for discussion since it seems to contradict what has been said on this site about PFC. Here's the link: http://www.dansdata.com/gz028.htm From the sound of it active PFC is still good in many ways but it dosn't save ...
by Michael_qrt
Wed Oct 29, 2003 12:44 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate barracuda IV anywhere?
Replies: 25
Views: 6555

Well the 7200.7 may be a tad louder than the IV (never heard the IV) but its a hell of a lot quieter than the 2.5 year old maxtor 40g drive I used to have. God that old drive had such an awful whine. Now with a 7200.7 sitting on a piece of foam at the bottom of the case I can't hear it even during s...
by Michael_qrt
Sun Jul 13, 2003 12:04 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: good uATX case
Replies: 0
Views: 1103

good uATX case

Hi, I'm looking to build a new system and unfortunatly there are certain requirements on size. The space it is to fit in is wide and deep enough for a standard ATX case but too short (can fit about 40cm). So I wanted to build a uATX machine. Anyway I'd like suggestions on good uATX cases that can ac...
by Michael_qrt
Sun Feb 23, 2003 10:33 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Suggestions for desktop micr-ATX case
Replies: 11
Views: 5411

This case from Aopen looks good http://www.aopen.com/products/housing/A340-series.htm

but I don't know how easy it will be to quiet with the PSU delivering an unknown amount of noise. BTW it is also reviewed here http://www.dansdata.com/5dcases.htm
by Michael_qrt
Fri Oct 25, 2002 10:13 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: SPCR's 1st HS roundup -- Socket-A heavyweights
Replies: 29
Views: 15116

Great stuff. I would have liked to have seen the Alpha 8045 included in the testing as Its also an old favorite and may have remarkable low airflow performance like the AX7 that isn't shown in other reviews. Other than that It looks like the AX7 is king if you're after really silent. I might have to...
by Michael_qrt
Thu Oct 24, 2002 8:34 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Please give me ideas on making my systems quiet!
Replies: 16
Views: 5786

Remember that more slow fans is quieter (often appreciably) than few fast fans. With a dual athlon system you're going to need decent airflow so I'd think you'd want around 4 slowed down panaflos(or equivalent) for your case fans. Then, as others have said, swap out the heatsinks for something with ...
by Michael_qrt
Wed Oct 23, 2002 6:43 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: SPCR's Unique Heatsink Testing Methodology
Replies: 10
Views: 5999

excellent! Finally the myths about low airflow performance will be dispelled, or at least they won't be myths anymore. One other thing to try would be to run each HS passive with a standard undervolt/underclock. That might be of use to absolute silence seekers though I admit it would be harder to te...
by Michael_qrt
Sun Oct 20, 2002 7:06 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Alpha 8045 + duct?
Replies: 19
Views: 5510

Here's a little twist to toss into this discussion: noise from an impedance close to the inflow side of a fan is always higher than on the outflow side because it is turbulent on the former and laminar on the latter. Try it by moving your hand very close to either side of a spinning fan -- the inta...
by Michael_qrt
Fri Oct 18, 2002 8:55 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Alpha 8045 + duct?
Replies: 19
Views: 5510

Thanks for the heads up on that duct kit, though I don't think it'll apply to the Antec performance plus 660 I plan on getting (I've got a cheap, shit case at the moment). Though I suppose I could just stickytape everything, hopefully there are cheaper ways to get piping than that. I think I'll have...
by Michael_qrt
Fri Oct 18, 2002 3:25 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Built a mostly quiet computer
Replies: 12
Views: 5447

You could undervolt/underclock the CPU and try to go passive. If you do this you could try a shroud which directs air being sucked out by the psu fan over the heatsink.
by Michael_qrt
Thu Oct 17, 2002 8:39 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Alpha 8045 + duct?
Replies: 19
Views: 5510

Thanks for the reply. I thought ducting might not be as good as it seemed as I couldn't see any obvious discussions on the topic. What I was thinking was to get some 8cm diameter air ducting for air conditioners or something similar and have that sealed to the top of the fan on the HS with the other...
by Michael_qrt
Thu Oct 17, 2002 6:19 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Alpha 8045 + duct?
Replies: 19
Views: 5510

Alpha 8045 + duct?

I've been wanting to quiet down my PC for a while now but don't have any experience and I just want to ask the opinions of those with some experience with noise. Anyway I was going to order a thermalright AX7 and use a panaflo L1A on the HS. What I was thinking was that scince the Alpha pal 8045 has...