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by gksam
Fri Dec 12, 2003 1:05 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Any experience with DiamondMaxPlus 16 as a quiet drive?
Replies: 6
Views: 2874

Any experience with DiamondMaxPlus 16 as a quiet drive?

Hello, just wondering if anybody ever heard or had experience with the Maxtor DiamondMaxPlus16. http://www.maxtor.com/en/products/ata/desktop/diamondmax_16/index.htm It seems good for a file server application (i.e. hardware RAID 5). Currently I am running 4x80gig Barracuda IV as an array in an SLK3...
by gksam
Wed Nov 12, 2003 2:54 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Worried about my Seagate 7200.7
Replies: 27
Views: 11720

noise

I noticed that these sounds went away with me after having the drive powered on for 24-48 hours. (I have noticed it on two ocassions). (I have 7 CUDA IV 80 gigs on various computers which I purchased at various times). The autoscan utility that seagate made did not seem to do anything for my newer d...
by gksam
Sat May 24, 2003 10:07 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 2 x fanless 55W PSU enough to drive a P4?
Replies: 8
Views: 2484

That 55W thing doesn't seem to have a P4 power plug -- so you'd have to wire it yourself, or get a mobo which doesn't have the plug (my EPOX 4G4A+ doesn't use the 4-pin connector for instance). But Ralf has a good idea. Its better to use a Tualatin Celeron or something like that. The Celeron 1.1A ca...
by gksam
Thu May 15, 2003 6:36 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: my home brew completely passive power supply
Replies: 40
Views: 32140

Wow, looks great!

What CPU/voltage/frequency are you running with that computer? Because I notice you say that you are running the Zalman passively.

I'm just wondering whether the powersupply will be as cool if you were running say an Athlon XP or a P4 in that.

Cheers
by gksam
Sun May 11, 2003 11:14 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New Zalman Powersupply -- what do you think?
Replies: 7
Views: 3054

Actually, it looks VERY similar to the SilentX one that MikeC reviewed. Wonder if its the same thing but rebadged (and recolored)
by gksam
Sun May 11, 2003 11:09 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New Zalman Powersupply -- what do you think?
Replies: 7
Views: 3054

New Zalman Powersupply -- what do you think?

Not sure if you've all seen this before, but I came across this:
http://www.overclockers.com/articles745/

looks like it has large heatsinks, so it is a good candidate for running a slow fan :)
by gksam
Sun Apr 20, 2003 8:43 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Sonata Owners - TruePower 380S making it quieter
Replies: 34
Views: 12696

Hi. It was a more or less generic powersupply. L&C I believe (Single fan, 300W). It seems L&C has two types of powersupplies. One is the really cheap ones (tinny metal, and very light), and the other is considerably heavier -- this latter one was the one I used. The computer was actually folding whe...
by gksam
Sun Apr 20, 2003 12:04 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Sonata Owners - TruePower 380S making it quieter
Replies: 34
Views: 12696

Thanks for your reply. So yo'ure saying if my powersupply is (seemingly) running fine with 2 fans (I'm using 7V L1A's btw), then it should run fine with 1? I was theorizing (perhaps incorrectly) that having 2 fans would reduce resistance (by having it flow more easily), and also blow air directly on...
by gksam
Sun Apr 20, 2003 9:43 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Sonata Owners - TruePower 380S making it quieter
Replies: 34
Views: 12696

Antec Sonata Owners - TruePower 380S making it quieter

Hi, I was wondering if any of you who have purchased Antec Sonatas with the TruePower 380S could tell me how the bottom of the powersupply looks -- is there a hole or vent space? (the bottom which is closest to your CPU). My powersupplies are usually modified to sport 2 80mm 7V fans -- but the TrueP...
by gksam
Wed Apr 16, 2003 11:38 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Should I return my 80Gb cuda 7200.7 for a 80Gb cuda IV?
Replies: 9
Views: 4678

the CUDA clicking noise tends to go away after 24-48 hours. hehe. it was driving me nuts on my new IV 80gig (i have 6 of them).. tried to figure out whats wrong.. but it went away after a day or two (its on 24/7).
by gksam
Sat Apr 05, 2003 12:43 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU/Case temp differential
Replies: 11
Views: 3362

My TbredA XP1700 @ XP2000 is 33oC idle, with case temp of 39oC. my P4 1.6 @ 2.133 is 35oC idle w/ case temp of 32oC. I don't get why the Tbred has a cooler CPU than case temp. The BIOS reports similar too! Doesn't make sense. Maybe something is wrong with my CPU sensor (Though I have observed this o...
by gksam
Thu Mar 27, 2003 6:59 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AMD Athlon XP Thoroughbred Temperatures? (are they low?)
Replies: 21
Views: 7394

Re: AMD Athlon XP Thoroughbred Temperatures? (are they low?)

XP1700+ (T-bred A.. not B). Running overclocked at 2000+. It is 39oC running folding (100% CPU) for 6 days. At idle, it is 31-32oC. The case isn't coold very much. Its closed, and the only other fan is the 7V powersupply (single fan) panaflo fan. Other component in the system is a seagate 80gig. I r...
by gksam
Mon Mar 17, 2003 10:04 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AMD Athlon XP Thoroughbred Temperatures? (are they low?)
Replies: 21
Views: 7394

Thanks for the replies. Glad to know that my board isn't under reporting anything :)

Cheers
by gksam
Mon Mar 17, 2003 5:29 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AMD Athlon XP Thoroughbred Temperatures? (are they low?)
Replies: 21
Views: 7394

AMD Athlon XP Thoroughbred Temperatures? (are they low?)

Hello, I was curious about the new AMD Athlon XP Thoroughbred core chips, so I used them in two systems I have built. They seem to be lower power consumption than the Palominos..(lower voltage and smaller die size I believe). Anyhow, I built the systems, using a Gigabyte KT400 board (its great, it u...
by gksam
Tue Feb 25, 2003 10:21 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I think I need a better heatsink for my P4 2.4Ghz
Replies: 15
Views: 6350

I am using a Thermalright AX478 with a Panaflo L1A @ 7V.

Idle is 34-36oC.
Load is 44-48oC
MB temp is 32oC
ambient temp is 19-21oC

No other fans in system except for a 7V L1A & a 7V stock fan in my powersupply. Also a 5V panaflo pointing down on my 8500 video card.
by gksam
Sun Jan 26, 2003 11:57 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervoltable Motherboards: ADD to the list!!
Replies: 313
Views: 350349

My EPOX 4G4A (845G based) P4 motherboard allows undervolting. Not sure how much, but its 0.025V increments.

I'll have to check next time I reboot :)
by gksam
Mon Jan 20, 2003 7:07 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silencing a Radeon 8500
Replies: 17
Views: 8284

Re: Silencing a Radeon 8500

I took off the fan from my ATI 7500 and ran it a year with no airflow. heh. Didn't get very hot. (I later sold the card to buy an 8500). My 8500 is running with a Zalman ZM17 with a panaflo @ 5V pointed at it. I think it can run without the fan though :P Some fo you may remember that last month than...
by gksam
Wed Jan 01, 2003 11:16 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: PIII-S based server
Replies: 13
Views: 10751

I think it was because the BIOS version was older, and it let me adjust in VOLTAGE rather than in FRACTION.. i thought it was strange too because all the documentation I saw on Q-Fan was in fractions. I never measured the output, but ASUS probe reports the FAN at 1400-1500 rpm. This was a P4B-533VML...
by gksam
Tue Dec 31, 2002 11:28 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: PIII-S based server
Replies: 13
Views: 10751

Re: PIII-S based server

I put together a Celeron 1.7 system for a friend of mine. I'm not sure what the heat dissapation of that is.. but I think its around 50W? Its not the Northwood core... and its 1.7V I believe.... 0.18 micron? But its just strange. Cause we're both using the same powersupply setup, and my temps are li...
by gksam
Wed Dec 25, 2002 12:42 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan noise of Radeon 9500 Pro or other Radeon cards?
Replies: 12
Views: 5659

Re: Fan noise of Radeon 9500 Pro or other Radeon cards?

My experience with video card fans is that they are mostly quiet when new, but get very noisy very quickly as they accumulate all the dust and stuff inside your computer. It seems the ATI fans are pretty quiet usually. I tried an MSI GF3-500ti out of the box and it was quite loud to begin with. You ...
by gksam
Wed Dec 18, 2002 12:49 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: underclocking a celeron 1200 tualatin
Replies: 9
Views: 4048

I'm sorry, I meant to install busmaster drivers (as Ralf was talking about). Go to your chipset manufacturer's website for the drivers for your chipset. Usually they enable DMA by default after installing them.. otherwise you have to manually do it -- and it depends on what OS you are running as Ral...
by gksam
Tue Dec 17, 2002 2:21 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: underclocking a celeron 1200 tualatin
Replies: 9
Views: 4048

I am quite surprised by that. My Celeron 300A (at 4.5*66 = 300mhz) a few years ago could hardly muster DVD playback without any hardware acceleration (using powerdvd or windvd). CPU would be at 80-90% utilization. However, my P3-450 laptop could handle it flawlessly... so I'm thinking something is t...
by gksam
Sat Dec 14, 2002 3:47 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What do you use to monitor your CPU Temps?
Replies: 17
Views: 8061

What do you use to monitor your CPU Temps?

I was wondering what do all of you use to monitor your CPU temperature? People over at other forums say that the BIOS temp is a load temp......

And they also say programs such as ASUS Probe are inaccurate compared to programs such as MBM (Motherboard Monitor).

Cheers
by gksam
Sat Dec 14, 2002 3:45 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright SLK800
Replies: 37
Views: 21483

I just got an SLK-800 to put on my Tualeron rig. I put on the SLK-800 + ASIII with an 80mm Adda 26CFM, 22dB fan. Temps at idle dropped 2-3C for MoBo and CPU. Load temps for the MoBo dropped 3-4C, for the CPU they dropped 9C . Noise level remained the same. Hi Ralf, I forgot to ask you. What do you ...
by gksam
Fri Dec 13, 2002 10:54 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Passive P4 Heatsink
Replies: 12
Views: 6027

Wow. is that 70 degrees celsius? or farenheit?

Looks cool though :)
ez2remember wrote:This unit looks cool, and according to their test in japanese, using a p4-2.8Ghz it never exceeded 70 degrees.
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by gksam
Fri Dec 13, 2002 1:17 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Passive P4 Heatsink
Replies: 12
Views: 6027

Passive P4 Heatsink

Looks interesting.
Now how to get one.... :)

http://www.tsheatronics.co.jp/zen/htmls/ncu1000_j.html
by gksam
Wed Dec 11, 2002 9:25 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright SLK800
Replies: 37
Views: 21483

Yes, I am getting doubtful of that too. But as long as it is not louder, then I should be better off as I would definately go for a single platter drive. Does the number of heads make a difference in noise as well? (i.e. if both sides of platter are being used as opposed to one side). Disk space isn...
by gksam
Tue Dec 10, 2002 1:32 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright SLK800
Replies: 37
Views: 21483

I have a Panaflo L1A 80mm @ 7V on my TUSL2 with a Pentium-III-S (Tualatin) CPU (512kb cache, 1.40ghz, 1.45V). The heatsink I am using is a Thermalright AX7 with silver thermal compound. The other fans in my system are a 5V 80mm Panaflo L1A blowing on a Zalman ZM17 on my Radeon 8500LE (overclocked fr...
by gksam
Tue Dec 03, 2002 2:37 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Zalman on Radon 8500 ( ZM 17 )
Replies: 6
Views: 6135

I second that. I put mine in a static bag, and put it in the freezer for 15 minutes. Then I unplugged the fan. I then put an old credit card on a free part of the board underneath the heatsink. Then I got a scredriver (flathead), and put it between, and just twisted the screw driver so it wedges the...
by gksam
Tue Nov 26, 2002 9:48 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: water cooling loudness
Replies: 24
Views: 8583

Sounds interesting. Is this a custom setup? Or is it a purchased setup? My watercooled PC is so quiet that you have concentrate to hear it. Waterpumps are not that loud if you isolate the vibration. If you run submerged it is even quieter. I am running a heater core passive. Works fine on my 2.27GHz...