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by snutten
Mon Nov 13, 2006 4:50 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Cool, quiet extra storage, <7200rpm, >300gb
Replies: 5
Views: 3327

Cool, quiet extra storage, <7200rpm, >300gb

I use a raptor as system disc. As storage one samsung spinpoint T and one samsung HA250, both spinning around 5400 rpms. That makes them quiet and above all cool. The samsungs hang there without any cooling at all. My case is full, there's no way I can squeeze in a drive with dedicated cooling. Now ...
by snutten
Sun Nov 12, 2006 7:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The 2006 USA Election!
Replies: 124
Views: 53527

I have stated that I would not have started a "war on terror" in the middle-east. My response to the 9-11 attack would have been consentrated on internal security measures, much differently from what Bush is doing. But Bush is running things. And to set things straight....from the very start I was ...
by snutten
Fri Nov 10, 2006 6:52 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: How to check CPU temp without exiting to BIOS?
Replies: 4
Views: 2136

Thanks for the fast-coming tips!

I'd rather stay clear of Speedfan. It lingers in my memory as a complicated and annoying (interface) experience. I don't need the extras, I already run a T-balancer.

I'll try the Gigabyte thing, unless someone would know of a smaller alternative utility?
by snutten
Fri Nov 10, 2006 5:37 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: How to check CPU temp without exiting to BIOS?
Replies: 4
Views: 2136

How to check CPU temp without exiting to BIOS?

I have a Gigabyte GA-K8NF-9-RH socket 939 board. No tool such as ASUS probe came with the box. Searched SPCR but caught no fish. Anybody, please?
by snutten
Fri Nov 10, 2006 5:21 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD A64 X2 TDP Poll
Replies: 75
Views: 84811

Revision: BH9-E4
Processor: 3800+ Manchester
Socket 939
VCore: 1.350v
TCaseMax: 63C
TDP: 65.6 W
by snutten
Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:50 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: how shall I water cool a harddisk
Replies: 18
Views: 9586

Keep in mind that the water temp must be kept lower (>42C or smthng) with hdds in the loop.
by snutten
Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 477
Views: 645679

I know I recommended the Logitech Bluetooth Desktop MX5000 because the hardware is excellent but I have to make amends. Reason is the required software from Logitech is awful. Lots of bugs, un-stable, annoying icons everywhere impossible to remove, and makes computer start slow (think Norton). Not t...
by snutten
Mon Sep 25, 2006 1:05 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: C&Q with X2 CPU causing problems, WinXP SP2
Replies: 5
Views: 3010

How do I un-install the Q&Q drivers? It's the very same drivers that run the CPU? Anywhoo... are you married, jaganath? I tried RMClock and, lo and behold, I can play chess without the pieces lagging my mouse movements! Perhaps this was enough to fix my machine? Too early to call it a win yet. But a...
by snutten
Mon Sep 25, 2006 12:13 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: C&Q with X2 CPU causing problems, WinXP SP2
Replies: 5
Views: 3010

Damnit, I checked and it seems I never did get rid of the C&C driver after all. Tried listening to some music and it still exhibited small hang-ups, with the sound on repeat for half a second or so now and then. Checking CPU with AMD speed program reveals it's still running C&C. And yes, the chess i...
by snutten
Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:35 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: C&Q with X2 CPU causing problems, WinXP SP2
Replies: 5
Views: 3010

C&Q with X2 CPU causing problems, WinXP SP2

Bought a new computer recently, installed and updated WinXP, SP2. Motherboard supports (and bundled cd with) cool&quiet! so of course I used it. But I experienced some weird problems. Exampli gratia: when I play chess on ICC and move the pieces fast the jump and lag a bit. This with a program runnin...
by snutten
Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:04 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling obsolete?
Replies: 188
Views: 131601

Yep, you are of course right about that. But four years ago there were no rads like that. Doesn't matter all that much when the fans are running under 400 rpm anyway. The noise will chiefly come from hdds & pump.
by snutten
Wed Sep 20, 2006 2:34 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling obsolete?
Replies: 188
Views: 131601

Just like SPCR has found out in its reviews testing heatsinks, I found that little airflow cools much better than just passive. Turning off the fans overheats my machine. About what's toughest to silence, my central point learned is that it's the very same stuff as in an air cooled rig. Save a very ...
by snutten
Mon Sep 18, 2006 12:31 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling obsolete?
Replies: 188
Views: 131601

I’m curious what w/c set up do you have? I have re-built my w/c machine countless times. I turned so sick of managing everything that now, after four years of enthusiastic experimenting, I've bought a new computer, completely air-cooled. The old computer is an AMD 2600+, Radeon 9800, Seagate Supe...
by snutten
Mon Sep 18, 2006 12:54 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling obsolete?
Replies: 188
Views: 131601

A single rad will cool non-overclocked very well and very quietly which is what most beginners may be looking for. This is BS. Such a system would both cost and sound more than air cooling. I have tried this and I have tried the alternatives, more than 5 different air solutions and countless config...
by snutten
Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:50 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling obsolete?
Replies: 188
Views: 131601

I did some research and just found out that I'm a distant descendant of Nostradamus. I now predict 2007 to be the year when good GPU coolers shall come fourth and also the year when the GPU manufacturers follow suit and present new cards with lower power dissipation. I saw it my tea this morning. Yo...
by snutten
Tue Sep 12, 2006 4:40 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: How to mount Laing DDC to dampen noise?
Replies: 27
Views: 12896

Re: How to mount Laing DDC to dampen noise?

How about spring mounting? gel pads? rubber? Only thing good enough is to hang the pump in soft silicon cords or something similar, letting it touch nothing and use soft tubing at inlet / outlet. In the case of a DDC, you have more to worry about. The air-borne noise is horrible and hard to dampen....
by snutten
Tue Sep 12, 2006 4:31 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Need a new silent pump for my passive watercooling system
Replies: 23
Views: 11098

Nope :-(
Does that make for a big difference? A thin acrylic cover?
by snutten
Tue Sep 12, 2006 4:28 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling obsolete?
Replies: 188
Views: 131601

Aircooling is getting really close to the limits of what it can do (quietly at least)...you really can't get much bigger/heavier than they are now. Preach it brother! Right on the money. And that was written in october 2004, several degrees before the big heatpipe towers arrived in style. If you as...
by snutten
Tue Sep 12, 2006 3:17 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Need a new silent pump for my passive watercooling system
Replies: 23
Views: 11098

It's very tough to isolate the noise from a DDC. Since the frequencies are not as high as those coming from HDDs you need really heavy materials. Wether my pumps are representative or not I don't know, but my DDC is not at all as quiet as my 1048 . I cast my DDC into a block of cement and sheets of ...
by snutten
Mon Sep 04, 2006 2:29 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 v Solo
Replies: 4
Views: 2928

Off topic, jagdpanther: Ever played Close Combat III?
by snutten
Mon Sep 04, 2006 7:08 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Using case as heatsink?
Replies: 3
Views: 2714

On my old w/c machine I glued alu profiles on to copper plates which were glued to the back, bottom and top of a g-Tower aly case. The waterline was split letting a small part pass this outer route to cool, making the whole case warm to the touch. It worked very well! Since this article was written ...
by snutten
Mon Sep 04, 2006 6:30 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling obsolete?
Replies: 188
Views: 131601

neologan said it
by snutten
Sat Sep 02, 2006 7:50 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD 150 GB Raptor AND a "silent system". Possible?
Replies: 13
Views: 9163

The Mcubed Vertical Silence, on the other hand, works just fine.
Just bought one and temps are good. Dtemp reports 38 C now with the HDD in the box placed on some foam outside of the case for testing. Light browsing and DC++ running for a couple of hours.
by snutten
Fri Sep 01, 2006 3:54 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SmartDrive2002, still king?
Replies: 18
Views: 7210

The Drive-A-Way is however not compatible with a Raptor since it cools too poorely.
by snutten
Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:01 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD 150 GB Raptor AND a "silent system". Possible?
Replies: 13
Views: 9163

My Drive-A-Way heated up my Raptor 74 so I had to salvage it before it got cooked. Not a good combo. Nexus numbers say the Drive-A-Way should lower HDD temps but they are lying. Temps according to D-Temp rising more than 5 degrees C, comparing box to free air both outside the case. Yuck!!!
by snutten
Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:59 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Sheet-type thermal-conductive gel, Opinions...
Replies: 5
Views: 2499

Could you please supply us with a link to the vendor?
by snutten
Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:56 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Silent Box SBX-1000 HDD Enclosure
Replies: 29
Views: 25862

I tried stuffing my Raptor 74 in a Nexus Drive-A-Way. According to Nexus the temps should go down but HDD temp reported skyrocketing heat, even with the box outside of the case. The product is un-useable for a 10.000 drive and the marketing is downright dishonest.
by snutten
Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:53 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Thermal pad material?
Replies: 2
Views: 1452

Thanks! The reason I want soft material is so I can use it on e.g. a HDD where the surfaces are never completely flat and smooth. Also hopefully if I can find some thick soft material maybe I can cool without transferring all the noise.
by snutten
Tue Jan 31, 2006 10:12 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: I just want silence!
Replies: 22
Views: 8058

I second every bit of that last post! The best thing about w/c is the ability to use huge heatsinks! It's almost impossible to beat a top w/c system.
by snutten
Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:44 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: I just want silence!
Replies: 22
Views: 8058

Good point. The 4412s on my rads speed around 370 rpm. The Nexus fans in the air computer vary between 80 and about 300 rpm when I surf the internet. Gaming spins them up but then I don't care really. I live in downtown Stockholm and wouldn't call my apartment especially noisy or quiet. To me it's v...