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by ceraf
Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:19 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: PCI slot fan mounting
Replies: 8
Views: 3511

thanks, that was pretty cool.



although that wasn't quite what i was looking for. I'd like to find ways to mount a fan using the pci slot, or unless there's a more convenient way.
by ceraf
Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:05 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU reseated and thermal paste reapplied now running cooler
Replies: 7
Views: 2392

try feeling the heatsink with the fan turned off. if it gets warm, then you shouldn't be worried.

dunno about that sensor though.
by ceraf
Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:02 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: PCI slot fan mounting
Replies: 8
Views: 3511

PCI slot fan mounting

Anyone have ideas of mounting an 80mm (or larger) fan using a pci slot? I've decided to go for the ghetto-but-practical way of cooling my video card heatsink.
by ceraf
Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New CPU Cooler for Socket A based HTPC
Replies: 4
Views: 1973

glad that there's someone else using the silent boost heatsink and happy with it after a fan swap =)
by ceraf
Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Im on a budget..help make my decision!!!!!!! PLEASE HELP!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2905

from your sig,
My Case has no fans

That may be another problem. You need some airflow in your case.
by ceraf
Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:00 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Thermaltake / TMG SL1 slot fan
Replies: 3
Views: 2237

thanks, that's nice to know.

I wonder if this can be used as a replacement fan for my video card.
by ceraf
Sun Feb 11, 2007 3:09 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: extreme underclocking with Radeon 9700
Replies: 3
Views: 3127

I can't seem to get my Radeon 9700 pro to run below 200/200 MHz core/memory without some occasional artifacts.

however, underclocking did help prevent crashes during 3D applications when the ambient temperature was quite high.
by ceraf
Sun Feb 11, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Thermaltake / TMG SL1 slot fan
Replies: 3
Views: 2237

Thermaltake / TMG SL1 slot fan

http://www.thermaltake.com/product/Cool ... /A2414.asp

Boy, does that 16dB rating sound outrageous. LOL


Has anyone tried this product?
by ceraf
Wed Jan 17, 2007 2:54 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 9700 Pro fan replacement options
Replies: 9
Views: 4213

Radeon 9700 Pro fan replacement options

After several years of service, my vga fan is starting to whine. Usually happens at startup, when the fan doesn't spin up properly, so I have to stall the fan manually (with my finger) to make sure it spins correctly again. Also, after moving the computer to another room, I really notice the noise i...
by ceraf
Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:55 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: System Upgrade Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 948

System Upgrade Advice

I currently have an Athlon XP 1800+ system (outlined in my sig). I'd like to know the most economical upgrade for regular PC use and light gaming on the side. There are a few conditions I'd like to meet: 1) Keep the power supply (non-APFC NoiseTaker 20-pin atx) 2) Keep the video card, and possibly c...
by ceraf
Tue Jan 02, 2007 10:51 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Video Card Pins...
Replies: 2
Views: 1408

Actually, they don't break that easily. If they do break, you can just ziptie the video card's sink to the card. Zipties can be VERY strong if you use them correctly. hmm...that's a good idea. just wondering, what temperature can zip ties stand? i'm thinking of zip-tieing a socket A heatsink to my ...
by ceraf
Fri Dec 29, 2006 7:29 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Graphics card with CPU heatsink?
Replies: 42
Views: 20384

^ it's the adhesive alumina =)


kay, i'm probably going to do some heatsink drilling..=P
by ceraf
Sun Dec 17, 2006 9:09 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Anyone know of Kingwin VGA cooler KWVC-3
Replies: 6
Views: 2878

thx! i might be getting one soon...=)

although now i have to get a nice fan...
by ceraf
Sun Dec 17, 2006 8:38 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Anyone know of Kingwin VGA cooler KWVC-3
Replies: 6
Views: 2878

just to resurrect an old thread...



I saw this for $22.99 CAD at tigerdirect. Would this be a good deal as a cheap silencing solution (without those stock fans, of course) for my radeon 9700 pro?
by ceraf
Sun Dec 17, 2006 8:02 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Graphics card with CPU heatsink?
Replies: 42
Views: 20384

well, i guess all those socket A heatsinks i've collected over the years can finally be put to use again. =) i'm quite tempted to try this on my loud 9700 pro, but i only have arctic alumina on me. I'm worried about needing to remove it just in case something goes wrong. any ideas? or should i just ...
by ceraf
Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:48 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-450 PSU
Replies: 40
Views: 39873

about 3 months ago, my brother got this psu bundled with the sonata case. after reading this thread, i'm a little worried...any news on what antec is doing on their end about this situation?
by ceraf
Mon Oct 09, 2006 10:46 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Running a separate device off of my power supply
Replies: 6
Views: 1994

thanks for the info! i just thought i could get away with taking one less thing back to university. guess i'll go on the safe side instead.
by ceraf
Sun Oct 08, 2006 11:24 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Running a separate device off of my power supply
Replies: 6
Views: 1994

Running a separate device off of my power supply

I'd like to run a battery charger off the 12-volt line of my power supply while the computer is on, but I'm not sure if the power supply can supply enough current without crashing (or killing) my computer. I currently have a 370W Enermax Noisetaker, and I'm running an Athlon XP 1800+, Asus A7V8X-X m...
by ceraf
Fri Mar 24, 2006 3:25 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Canadian Retailers for Silencing Gear
Replies: 71
Views: 148158

oops..forgot to read this thread before posting a new one.


oh well... PC Village - http://pcvonline.com

Antec, Enermax, Seasonic, Zalman, and some others.
by ceraf
Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:58 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: slim case
Replies: 7
Views: 1855

thanks for the suggestions!
by ceraf
Mon Mar 20, 2006 1:45 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: slim case
Replies: 7
Views: 1855

yeah, i know....hope they can undervolt without whining and whatnot. =(

thx Neil, although i was looking for any thoughts on the airflow design they have here.
by ceraf
Sat Mar 18, 2006 11:22 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: slim case
Replies: 7
Views: 1855

slim case

while browsing through some store websites, i came across a cheap slim case, probably good for an htpc. http://www.simplecomtek.com/?menu=simple101 It places the psu on the bottom, sucking air directly from the bottom and expelling the hot air out the back. There are also two exaust fans at the top ...
by ceraf
Thu Dec 22, 2005 8:21 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SMART: Raw Read Error Rate problem
Replies: 1
Views: 1073

SMART: Raw Read Error Rate problem

today while i was using my computer, the hard drive seemed to be somewhat slower than usual at loading things like games. I thought this was just one of those "slow comp" moments where you just needed a reboot to fix. I decided to change the video card as well since i needed to turn it off. After i ...
by ceraf
Wed Dec 14, 2005 10:56 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: El Cheapo PC
Replies: 6
Views: 9458

nice system! go el cheapo computers!

for me, i was able to run my piii 733 passive, with the psu fan sucking the hot air out, probably because i didn't have a very heat-producing video card. the cpu could even be overclocked a bit (stable), but the temps were too high for my liking.
by ceraf
Wed Dec 14, 2005 10:46 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Ultra X-Finity ULT-XF500
Replies: 17
Views: 11857

just out of curiosity, what happens to cooling performance without the acetate fan cover?
by ceraf
Mon Nov 28, 2005 7:18 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Tt going overboard?
Replies: 7
Views: 2313

imo, i wouldn't see how you could patent a basic design idea of a heatsink, (unless you're copying it and claiming it as your own "invention"). Like, many companies used the basic parallel fin heatsink, as well as the heatpipe tower design...why not a radial design?


just my thoughts..
by ceraf
Mon Nov 14, 2005 6:25 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: almost silent Athlon XP system
Replies: 9
Views: 6119

thanks for the suggestions. I removed the slot blower and radeon fan. Surprisingly enough, the heatsink was actually quite warm to the touch. Should be cool enough for the winter, though. I moved the hard drive to the front of the case and placed it in a sideways orientation. Tried to clean up the c...
by ceraf
Mon Nov 14, 2005 12:30 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: almost silent Athlon XP system
Replies: 9
Views: 6119

there is no fan on the case door.

i'd smack myself if i ever ducted two fans together blowing or sucking against each other =P
by ceraf
Tue Nov 01, 2005 2:06 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: almost silent Athlon XP system
Replies: 9
Views: 6119

update: now that it's winter I decided to remove the front intake fan altogether. My ambient temp is usually about 16-19 C.


took out the suspension and moved the hard drive back to the bottom of the case because of cooling issues.
by ceraf
Mon Oct 17, 2005 12:53 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: What about Socket 754 w/ Sempron 64
Replies: 52
Views: 21024

^wow, nice setup....I'm hoping to have a similar setup for my next system.

boy, 86W on load =)