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by Tyrdium
Sat Nov 27, 2004 3:34 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My semi-quiet Tsunami rig
Replies: 11
Views: 5564

Oooo, nice wiring job! I'm going to have to try that... :D
by Tyrdium
Sat Nov 27, 2004 3:30 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The ultimate fan mounting method!
Replies: 10
Views: 2134

Ohhh, I know what you're talking about... The blue putty stuff? I'm not too sure how well it would hold, though.
by Tyrdium
Sat Nov 27, 2004 2:38 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Quick Review: Thermaltake Fanless Heatpipe VGA Cooler
Replies: 9
Views: 15866

Nice review! It appears that this is the cooler I'm looking for! :D
by Tyrdium
Sat Nov 27, 2004 2:37 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermaltake passive cooler?
Replies: 6
Views: 1786

Wow, nice timing! :D Sweet, it looks like a good cooler... And yeah, hopefully luminous will be proven wrong on the 6600 GT compatability. :D Edit: Looking at the modded 9700 Pro on Thermaltake's site and a 6600 GT (XFX PCIe), they appear to have a similar layout. It looks like it may fit after all....
by Tyrdium
Sat Nov 27, 2004 11:01 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Noisey Super Silencer 350
Replies: 20
Views: 4314

It'd void the warranty, but you could always open it up and change the fan for a quieter one.
by Tyrdium
Sat Nov 27, 2004 10:56 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermaltake passive cooler?
Replies: 6
Views: 1786

It's a bit heavier (425 grams v. 350 grams), but if it cools better... :P
by Tyrdium
Sat Nov 27, 2004 10:52 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The ultimate fan mounting method!
Replies: 10
Views: 2134

Actually, if you want to try isolating the fan a bit, you could make tape loops and stick some sponge in there. Hmmm, that's a thought (actually, sandwiching the sponge could work better, since it's double-sided tape). 'course, the main noise in my system is the NV Silencer 5, so it doesn't really ...
by Tyrdium
Sat Nov 27, 2004 9:48 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: non-conductive fluid
Replies: 28
Views: 18540

Ouch, point. Ah well, worth a try... :P

Hmmm... Oy, anybody have access to cheap liquid nitrogen (purity probably doesn't matter too much)? I'm wondering if it would be possible to run a computer fully immersed in the stuff. :twisted:
by Tyrdium
Sat Nov 27, 2004 9:44 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The ultimate fan mounting method!
Replies: 10
Views: 2134

The ultimate fan mounting method!

I'm too lazy to take pictures, but... meh. Anywho, I was sticking a second fan (an Evercool aluminum - not so good :?) in my case (an SLK3700-BQE), but the screws wouldn't fit, nor would the isolators, and I wrecked the ones from the stock fan putting it in the front. I looked around the house for s...
by Tyrdium
Sat Nov 27, 2004 9:32 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: non-conductive fluid
Replies: 28
Views: 18540

IIRC, spray cooling was used (dunno if it still is) in a number of supercomputers (I know for a fact that Cray used it). I believe they used Fluorinert for it; I have no idea how much it costs, though.
by Tyrdium
Sat Nov 27, 2004 8:41 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermaltake passive cooler?
Replies: 6
Views: 1786

Thermaltake passive cooler?

Has anyone here used the Thermaltake passive graphics card cooler? I've only been able to find one review, but it seems to say that the Thermaltake cooler - without a fan - performs as well as the ZM-80D with the ZM-OP1 at 12 volts. Any idea if the review is correct?

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by Tyrdium
Sat Aug 28, 2004 7:42 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is this the fan I'm looking for?
Replies: 2
Views: 1472

Ooo... kay... Also, is there a way to change the voltage output of the 3-pin fan connectors on the MSI K8N Neo Platinum?
by Tyrdium
Wed Aug 25, 2004 6:30 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is this the fan I'm looking for?
Replies: 2
Views: 1472

Is this the fan I'm looking for?

'ello! I'm considering getting this fan (putting in an order with Miyori). Is this the Evercool fan that everyone's been raving about? The model number seems the same, yet... different... Anywho, I also need to know if it's a 3-pin (with RPM monitoring) or Molex connector. I'd really rather get one ...
by Tyrdium
Mon Jul 05, 2004 3:18 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Need a quiet "mini" keyboard
Replies: 8
Views: 2964

Sounds like you want IBM's USB Travel Keyboard with Ultranav . It's pretty expensive ($100), but it's got the same keyboard as on the ThinkPads (I actually prefer the thing to the SGI keyboard I'm using now), plus it's got a TrackPoint and trackpad on it. They also have a full-size (i.e. layout of a...
by Tyrdium
Mon Jul 05, 2004 10:43 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How are my temps?
Replies: 22
Views: 6924

Hmmm... Well, I was going to go over to Micro Center later today anyway, to see if I can get some parts to run my case fan at 5 V (oh, and pick up FF XI :D). Would it be worth it to get a syringe of Arctic Silver and try that instead? Also, I was under the impression that Ceramique was a relatively ...
by Tyrdium
Mon Jul 05, 2004 8:58 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How are my temps?
Replies: 22
Views: 6924

It was glued on, but I took it off using a plastic card.
by Tyrdium
Mon Jul 05, 2004 6:32 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Temperature monitoring without the motherboard?
Replies: 5
Views: 1442

Well, the board specific issue makes it so I can't get a useful reading from my CPU, so... yeah...
by Tyrdium
Mon Jul 05, 2004 6:30 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How are my temps?
Replies: 22
Views: 6924

Nah, I took off the backplane and put the Zalman one on when I noticed that the cooler was really loose...
by Tyrdium
Sun Jul 04, 2004 10:18 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Temperature monitoring without the motherboard?
Replies: 5
Views: 1442

Temperature monitoring without the motherboard?

Is there an easy (read: really cheap) way that I can find out my CPU's temperature without modifying the cooling or use the built in sensor on my motherboard? Apparently, the sensor in my MSI K8N Neo Platinum has issues with my processor (an Athlon64 3000+, CR stepping). I'd like to monitor the temp...
by Tyrdium
Sat Jul 03, 2004 2:35 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How are my temps?
Replies: 22
Views: 6924

I'm using a K8N Neo Platinum. I did some Googling, and it seems that the BIOS has a bug where it reports incorrect temperatures with the stepping I have. Some people are saying that the real temperatures are about 20 deg. C lower, but I'd like to find out for myself... Thanks, Jan Kivar! :) *sits an...
by Tyrdium
Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:57 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How are my temps?
Replies: 22
Views: 6924

Those were the case temps, not the ambient temps. I agree, something is definitely screwy... :?
by Tyrdium
Fri Jul 02, 2004 12:07 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How are my temps?
Replies: 22
Views: 6924

Hmmm... There's the air filter in the front that came with the case, but it's not very restrictive at all, so it shouldn't have much of an impact... Argh... -.- Update: An hour and lots of cable ties later... I decided to tidy up the cabling a bit, and now my idle temps are 50-55 CPU and 40-45 case....
by Tyrdium
Fri Jul 02, 2004 11:58 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless heatsink for nVidia 6800 series?
Replies: 51
Views: 16759

JazzJackRabbit, where are you getting these benchmarks from? Everything I've seen suggests that they're about equal, except perhaps in OpenGL performance...
by Tyrdium
Fri Jul 02, 2004 11:40 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless heatsink for nVidia 6800 series?
Replies: 51
Views: 16759

No. But we will have the ATI Silencer 4 for all X800 boards. Available in about 6-7 weeks. Best Regards ___________________________________ ARCTIC COOLING Support Magnus Huber -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht----- Von: Tyrdium [mailto:tyrdium@tyrdium.com] Gesendet: Samstag, 19. Juni 2004 19:57 An: help...
by Tyrdium
Fri Jul 02, 2004 11:36 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How are my temps?
Replies: 22
Views: 6924

The 120 mm fan is hooked directly into a Molex connector, and appears to be running at 12 volts. I thought I had the Ceramique improperly applied and the Zalman improperly seated, so I redid both of them, but it didn't help temperatures much... Edit: Also, the Samsung's temperature appears to be 47 ...
by Tyrdium
Fri Jul 02, 2004 10:53 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How are my temps?
Replies: 22
Views: 6924

How are my temps?

I've been doing a bit of monitoring, and I was wondering if these are safe temps. I'm using an Athlon64 3000+ (CG stepping) in a Antec SLK3700-BQE with Zalman 7000A-AlCu (as well as a Samsung SP1614C). Normal: 53-62 deg. C CPU, 38-44 deg. C case Full load (Prime95): 66-70 deg. C CPU, 40-44 deg. C ca...
by Tyrdium
Sat Jun 19, 2004 2:24 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Powerful and Quiet PC?
Replies: 12
Views: 3087

You're spending that much and only getting a 9600XT? Get either a 9800 Pro (~$225 on Newegg) or an X800 XT ($435 at Gateway). It won't make a huge overall price difference, and your framerates will be two to four times higher (depending on which card you get).
by Tyrdium
Mon Jun 14, 2004 6:22 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How to clean junk off GPU or thermal grease off Zalman?
Replies: 13
Views: 3509

I don't know about for the Zalman in particular, but isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) and a few tissues works fine for me for removing thermal grease from heatsinks.