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by geforce1
Fri Apr 07, 2006 9:27 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja Rocks!
Replies: 7
Views: 2741

One thing to keep in mind about motherboard RPM monitoring of fans is that some boards will not pick up a fan running under 1,500 rpm, BIOS monitored. Edit: Editing the multiplicaton and/or division values of the motherboard fan sensors in Speedfan or Motherboard Monitor (Windows) might allow you to...
by geforce1
Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:44 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: me and my nb47j
Replies: 3
Views: 1567

I can't tell what you're running, but if the system is still rock solid stable with the northbridge at 62C/143F, it shouldn't be much of a concern, unless it's considered overheating. Getting even a little airflow across that NB47J will lower the northbridge's temp substantially.

Just my 2 cents :-)
by geforce1
Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:49 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: what is wrong with Madshrimp ?
Replies: 36
Views: 8004

The 41dba noise level of the monochromatic Nexus Madshrimps measured was about 10cm distance with a 34dba ambient
by geforce1
Sun Feb 19, 2006 8:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrade from Athlon Xp-M 2500+ to 64 world
Replies: 13
Views: 3117

Here's what I know about what AMD64 CPU that you might be looking for: Athlon 64 single-core: Solid choice, least expensive, low heat output. Venice cores have 512KB L2 while the San Diegos have 1MB L2. Athlon 64 X2: More power-efficient than the Pentium D and should be better in almost every task. ...
by geforce1
Tue Jan 10, 2006 6:33 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New Arctic-Cooling GPU coolers: Accelero X1 & X2
Replies: 51
Views: 16700

The 88dba noise level must've been measured with the mic in the path of airflow or right up against the fan itself.
by geforce1
Mon Jan 09, 2006 4:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Why won't my CPU run at full speed? :(
Replies: 2
Views: 952

Hmm...maybe clearing the BIOS setup by moving the cmos reset jumper over and back will allow you to get your Sempron running back at its stock speed of 166x10.0 = 1,667 MHz. If that still doesn't work, undo anything you might've done physically to your CPU to unlock the multiplier.
by geforce1
Mon Dec 19, 2005 5:38 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Logitech MX 510 has a high pitch sound!
Replies: 40
Views: 34384

I had a similar issue with my MX310 mouse. I had it originally hooked up to a front panel USB port, next to the headphone jack. By plugging my MX310 in one of the motherboard USB ports, the sound (which was heard through my attached headphones) went away. Must be interference, because my old Microso...
by geforce1
Fri Dec 16, 2005 9:29 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Zalman ZM-MFC1 Fan Controller Question..
Replies: 1
Views: 1322

I've got an MFC-1 and the lights only work when said three-pin fans (with RPM monitoring) are attached.
by geforce1
Mon Aug 15, 2005 7:39 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Need Quiet Ball-Bearing (or equivalent) 92mm Fan
Replies: 8
Views: 2096

I've got a JMC 92mm fan (9025-12L) and it's not all that bad. It came out of an older Dell system. I've got it in my Antec True430 replacing the stock 92mm fan (a 3,000rpm Top Motor unit). My sample seems to have some kind of hissing or bearing friction noise at all speeds. Ignoring that and the sli...
by geforce1
Sat Jul 23, 2005 6:54 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Underclocking a 6800:would it damage the gpu?
Replies: 12
Views: 3662

It won't cause any harm to underclock your 6800 for 2D mode. Maybe if you clock far too low artifacts may appear (which may be core:mem sync related), but otherwise, it's fine. Just because a chip is rated at a certain speed doesn't mean it can't run slower if desired.
by geforce1
Fri Jul 22, 2005 3:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows Vista? Like the name or hate it
Replies: 42
Views: 20450

Windows 2006 probably would've sounded better, especially along the line of previous versions of the OS that were named after years. If Longhorn (ahem Vista) came out in 2005, wouldn't it be called "Windows 2005 Special 20th Anniversary Edition?" (Windows 1.0 came out in 1985) Oh well, I guess only ...
by geforce1
Wed Jul 06, 2005 7:19 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Keeping new performance system as quiet as possible
Replies: 8
Views: 2127

Hey Veras, I was wondering about your said setup and what Iowastate said about why not the P180 (because you don't like doors). Your 5th question about the LED 120mm fans also rang a bell to me... your case probably has a side window. Speaking of the fans you're thinking about, I think that the Ever...
by geforce1
Tue Jul 05, 2005 4:46 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: sound cards electrical noise aluminum foil EM shielding
Replies: 16
Views: 3390

I doubt that wrapping a sound card in aluminum foil would be such a good idea. The only thing you'll hear from the card would be sparks :-) EDIT: As for trying to reduce EMI, some motherboard BIOSes have spread spectrum settings for the CPU (more common) and the PCI/AGP (less common). Be careful if ...
by geforce1
Mon Jun 13, 2005 7:54 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Dell
Replies: 9
Views: 3820

So far here's some of my thoughts on the Dells I've seen/worked on: Two really old Dimensions with Pentium MMX CPUs EDIT: They weren't too bad with a tall lightweight heatsink cooled by a 92mm exhaust fan. Older Dimensions with >850MHz P3 Celeron in small white tower case - loud (plus the PSU and CP...
by geforce1
Sun Jun 12, 2005 11:32 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which passive Gigabyte: 6600GT or 6800
Replies: 22
Views: 6607

The Geforce 6800 has more memory bandwidth but slightly less fill rate than a 6600 GT, unless you end up with an unlockable 6800. I'm not up on the wattages for the 6600GT vs. the 6800 standard, but something tells me that the 6800 core might be on par (or a little worse) then the 6600GT, more defin...
by geforce1
Sun Jun 05, 2005 4:40 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Shims!
Replies: 6
Views: 2053

I've had my Zalman 7000A-AlCu on three different boards (Asus A7V333, DFI NF2 Infinity, and Abit KV7) with two different CPUs (a 1800+ Thoroughbred and a 2400+ Mobile Barton) without any issues and I never used a shim or crushed a core with this. Currently, I've got my Zalman screwed down all the wa...
by geforce1
Sat May 21, 2005 3:14 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: is it possible to lower 7200rpm to say 4200rpm HD?
Replies: 4
Views: 1743

I don't think it's possible to "under- or over-rev" a hard disk drive. If I'm not mistaken, in the review of the Hitachi 7K250, the "under-rev" mode on that particular drive is a low-power standby mode designed for faster recovery from said mode.
by geforce1
Wed May 04, 2005 7:28 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What causes the wide swing between idle and load temps?
Replies: 6
Views: 1873

Two major variables tend to be involved in this:

1. Cooling
2. Where the CPU temp is measured (diode or in-socket thermistor)
In-socket thermistors tend to read much lower than what the CPU diode reads.
by geforce1
Wed Feb 23, 2005 1:38 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Do the fans in Zalman 7000 hsf become noisy over time?
Replies: 26
Views: 6035

Recapping on my Zalman's bearings: The bearings are still noisy in the described rpm range (48% = 1,650rpm and up), and the PWM frequency (from Speedfan) is set to 92.8 KHz, not 10 KHz. Sorry for the errors. :oops:
by geforce1
Mon Feb 21, 2005 8:37 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Do the fans in Zalman 7000 hsf become noisy over time?
Replies: 26
Views: 6035

:o Sorry if I offended anyone, I'll try the M1BX or something even slower IF I can't get my Zalman fan's bearing noise to go away. :shock: :oops:
by geforce1
Mon Feb 21, 2005 11:59 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Do the fans in Zalman 7000 hsf become noisy over time?
Replies: 26
Views: 6035

I'll try running it off the Fanmate tomorrow (I'm nowhere near my computer) and let you how it goes.
by geforce1
Mon Feb 21, 2005 11:39 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Do the fans in Zalman 7000 hsf become noisy over time?
Replies: 26
Views: 6035

Ok, let me clarify my intentions of why I'm considering a Panaflo H1BX over the slower speed fans: 1. Both the Zalman fan and the Panaflo in question spin at the same maximum RPM. However, I don't know the maximum airflow numbers for the Zalman fan. I don't want to lose maximum cooling performance. ...
by geforce1
Sun Feb 20, 2005 5:55 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Do the fans in Zalman 7000 hsf become noisy over time?
Replies: 26
Views: 6035

I hear the bearings on my Zalman 7000 fan from about 1,550 rpm up to its 2,800 rpm maximum. I am running off of my motherboard's PWM, but I wouldn't think its current set frequency (~10KHz?) would cause the bearings to be so intrusive. Since the Zalman fan and the H1A run at similar RPMs, they shoul...
by geforce1
Sun Feb 20, 2005 5:38 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Do the fans in Zalman 7000 hsf become noisy over time?
Replies: 26
Views: 6035

I've got a Zalman 7000A-AlCu, and yes, my fan has gotten noisier (of the bearing kind) over time. I'm considering replacing the fan with a Panaflo H1A (obviously hacked to fit). I'm only saying H1A becuase its maximum rotation speed (~2,800 rpm) is the same as the Zalman fan. As for the fins, I have...
by geforce1
Fri Feb 18, 2005 10:08 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What PC Monitor do you use?
Replies: 10
Views: 2591

Another vote for Speedfan from another Abit KV7 user :-)
by geforce1
Sat Jan 29, 2005 8:01 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: suck or blow?
Replies: 4
Views: 1794

Deleted my original reply, I was beat by one minute :-) -- Sorry!
by geforce1
Sat Jan 29, 2005 7:51 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Zalman MFC1 Fan Controller - LEDs Flickering
Replies: 4
Views: 1353

Same thing here, the LEDs seem to respond to the RPM monitoring pulses coming from the fans. That's normal. Also, the LED does not go on when a fan without RPM monitoring is attached.
by geforce1
Sat Jan 29, 2005 7:44 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How to decode a fan model number? - Help wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 5307

Just got two FBM Panaflos, a FBM-08A12M from a stockpile of used fans and a FBM-08A12H from a failed Lite-On 250W PSU on an HP Pavilion 9905. The RPM specs seem to be on line with the FBA series, except that I'm not so sure that they have the Hydro Wave bearings. I hear the growling bearing noise on...
by geforce1
Fri Jan 28, 2005 6:19 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI Silencer 1 or VGA Silencer rev. 3 on Radeon 9800 Pro?
Replies: 11
Views: 3404

ATI Silencer 1 or VGA Silencer rev. 3 on Radeon 9800 Pro?

I've got a Radeon 9800 Pro with the stock heatsink w/ a 70mm 4,500rpm Delta ziptie-mounted on it instead of the LOUD stock Adda 50mm fan (the Delta is hooked up to a fan controller so it's quiet when I'm not gaming). I need better cooling on this card (because the stock heatsink is awful), and I've ...
by geforce1
Sat Jan 15, 2005 7:59 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: My silencing project to this point...
Replies: 0
Views: 864

My silencing project to this point...

Inspired by this website, I've gotten into the process (albeit slow) of silencing my computer. Starting with the acquisition of my Aspire X-Dreamer II case from Xoxide.com, as a Christmas 2003 gift, here's what I've done so far: Case: Snipped all of the stamped 80mm fan grills (2 front and 2 rear) w...