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by Badger
Mon Dec 19, 2005 3:51 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A finally quiet SLK3700AMB
Replies: 17
Views: 7261

well, have you tried it w/o the vm-101 inverted? Right side up and you could remove the need for that extra fan already.
by Badger
Mon Dec 19, 2005 3:23 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A finally quiet SLK3700AMB
Replies: 17
Views: 7261

I'm going to have to agree with them - the duct is a bad idea. If I were you and going for silence I would do what I did: I'm not sure what CPU you have, but you can either A) replace the Zalman 7000A's stock fan with a Nexus (I really don't know what size fan it takes but any of the Nexus's at 5 vo...
by Badger
Sun Dec 18, 2005 7:25 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Socket A fanless heatsinks?
Replies: 22
Views: 6414

but i think that difference is achieved by having the seasonic psu directly above it increase the speed of it's fan from about 500 rpm to 900/1000 rpm during load. So yes, it is acceptable is what I'm getting at :D hopefully if I get my hands on a WD3200JB to replace the two hard drives i have now t...
by Badger
Sun Dec 18, 2005 3:39 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Socket A fanless heatsinks?
Replies: 22
Views: 6414

It's probably just my airflow which is pretty weak. Next to it is a 120mm nexus at 5v exhausting and a nexus 120mm inside the seasonic psu above at 5v. and i have two hard drive enclosures blocking the front intake hole, except for about an inch and a half opening.
by Badger
Sun Dec 18, 2005 11:39 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Pentium D Overclocked - XP90 or XP120?
Replies: 9
Views: 2558

So, I presume I will now have to ensure that there is more than adequate airflow entering from the front of the case? At the moment I don't have a front fan, but I think with the Ninja it's going to be a must. My theories correct? Not necessarily. I wouldn't put a fan up front for intake because, i...
by Badger
Sun Dec 18, 2005 11:20 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Socket A fanless heatsinks?
Replies: 22
Views: 6414

mmm i wouldnt go 1.65 volts with a fanless SI-97. At 1.35v and a fan at 5volts on top of it i'm idling at 51C right now in a cold room. I'll run a quick test right now and see what i idle at when it's at 1.65 volts, and fan at 5v. EDIT: ok just jacked it up to 1.65 volts. Everything else is stock, 1...
by Badger
Wed Dec 14, 2005 4:47 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Where are the LM99 chip temp sensors on speedfan monitoring?
Replies: 8
Views: 2330

I've noticed that they change slower in Speedfan than in the nVidia view. Just takes a little experimenting to find a good value.
by Badger
Tue Dec 13, 2005 8:18 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Where are the LM99 chip temp sensors on speedfan monitoring?
Replies: 8
Views: 2330

Perhaps it is your video card, and you just need to adjust Speefan's value to nVidia's. That's what I had to do for my 6800. Yup, after checking, LM99 is my 6800. My LM99 Temperature 1 offset is 0 and Temperature 2 is 9 (under "advanced" then select the chip). You might have to offset yours to a dif...
by Badger
Tue Dec 13, 2005 6:57 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Socket A fanless heatsinks?
Replies: 22
Views: 6414

My socket A mobo undervolts fine, at 166x11 at 1.35volts. I have an SI-97 on top of it ("it" being a 2400+ mobile Barton 35w) and a Nexus 92mm at 5v on that. I idle anywhere from 47-50C (cold room - room temp room) and load around 55C (not a huge difference b/c of the Seasonsic PSU above it that ram...
by Badger
Sat Dec 10, 2005 11:54 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A finally quiet SLK3700AMB
Replies: 17
Views: 7261

If you don't want to mod your PSU, try and find a way to get only cool air to the PSU. This should keep the fan from ramping up, and should idle at a lower RPM. I don't know your system and what you can do, you would probably have to ghetto-duct to the PSU.
by Badger
Sat Dec 10, 2005 10:34 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A finally quiet SLK3700AMB
Replies: 17
Views: 7261

I modded my Seasonic S12-330 with the Nexus 120mm. I plugged the fan into my motherboard and have Speedfan run it at 1%, which is probably somewhere around 5 volts. During heavy CPU usage, or when my component's temperature increases out of the "safe range" I set up in Speedfan, Speedfan will automa...
by Badger
Tue Dec 06, 2005 8:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 3700bqe: cheap frontal door?
Replies: 1
Views: 809

Yeah it is plastic which sucks but suprisingly it's been sturdy and I haven't cracked mine. I think I have about 1 1/2 years on it.
by Badger
Mon Dec 05, 2005 6:44 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital JD 250, 300, 320 - which one?
Replies: 9
Views: 2403

Let us know how it sounds, pretty please :D
by Badger
Sun Dec 04, 2005 7:04 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Replacing fan on VF700?
Replies: 9
Views: 3016

Halloran - Did you end up trying the fan swap? I'm tossing up between a VF700 + ZM80D on a 7800GTX... How quiet are the VF700's in a near silent pc? I have the ZM80D on the 6800NU. I'm going recommend you get the VF700 so you have some air movement. The ZM80D does a great job cooling the 6800, but ...
by Badger
Sun Dec 04, 2005 8:59 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital JD 250, 300, 320 - which one?
Replies: 9
Views: 2403

I'm looking at getting the 320gb, WD3200JB, the IDE version, to replace my two drives now. I've read some great things about the 320gb. According to Western Digital's website, it's also a lot quieter than my 80 and 120 gb drives I have from them right now, and which took an effort to quiet, but are ...
by Badger
Fri Dec 02, 2005 11:57 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Deaf iPod Generation
Replies: 119
Views: 63573

Re: Use better earphones

People should really use isolating earphones like the Etymotics, Shure, or Westone ones. Sure, the higher-end ones cost as much as the ipod itself, but they all block outside noise, allowing you to hear the music that much better and at lower volumes. I agree, my Shure E2C's let me listen listen to...
by Badger
Wed Nov 30, 2005 12:45 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: HELP: I can't get rid off coil noise {buzz}!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 12101

My motherboard emits a high frequency noise, but only at idle. Go figure. I've tried both a 9600pro and xfx 6800 and the noise is still there, so I know it's not my video cards. I know it's not the PSU, and I know it's not the HDD. I'm pretty sure that these instances of noise, at least in my case, ...
by Badger
Mon Nov 28, 2005 5:40 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Loud Xbox 360
Replies: 88
Views: 85166

Dude send it to Mike I would love to see what he can do to it. Stick it in a P180? haha just kidding, but really...
by Badger
Fri Nov 25, 2005 9:42 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic vs Antec
Replies: 33
Views: 9099

My Seasonic S12-330 works great, even after modding it with a Nexus 120mm fan to run at 1% through Speedfan (~ 500<700 rpm) and is dead silent in my case sitting on the carpet floor. Speedfan ramps it up to about 1100 rpm (just my preference, helps speed up the cooling during/after load) during peri...
by Badger
Thu Nov 24, 2005 5:59 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Noise that doesn't com from fans or hd
Replies: 4
Views: 1919

I have the same problem here. It's the only source of noise left. :roll:
by Badger
Mon Nov 21, 2005 5:18 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: XBox360 Dissected
Replies: 29
Views: 11289

I'd really like to see someone tear that thing apart and put it in a computer case... somehow. I don't see much benefit to this, but it'd be cool. Watercooling for quiet?
by Badger
Sun Nov 20, 2005 1:56 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is this safe?
Replies: 24
Views: 5074

chylld wrote:
i'm with mathias in suggesting the 6v fans-in-series trick - i recommend you don't run the 12-5=7v trick for a prolonged period. i destroyed my antec sl350s power supply doing that =\
Haha I'm pretty sure that's how I ruined my Antec sl350s, too. It exploded - wasn't pretty.
by Badger
Sat Nov 19, 2005 8:41 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte X800 XL Silentpipe!
Replies: 93
Views: 42734

That's a load of dust :shock:
by Badger
Fri Nov 18, 2005 1:17 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 2x512 or 1x1024?
Replies: 7
Views: 2251

I concur, buy one stick now - you'll thank yourself later.
by Badger
Tue Nov 15, 2005 6:53 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Recommend Silent LCD Monitor
Replies: 65
Views: 45992

Count me in on the "raise brightness - lower sound" crowd. I noticed a slight buzzing today on the 930B, raised the brightness from 80 to 85 and it's gone.
by Badger
Tue Nov 15, 2005 5:21 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Coollaboratory liquid metal, a new thermal compound
Replies: 37
Views: 17369

:shock: frostedflakes - update?
by Badger
Sat Nov 12, 2005 9:53 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: I think my S12-500HT just blew - system damage??
Replies: 4
Views: 1727

I've blown a PSU or two in my time (okay, only one in my time) and was scared to death it took the rest of the ship down with it. It was the Antec PSU that comes with 3700BQE and was just ready to explode after all the modifications I made to it. But in the end all of my other hardware was fine. My ...
by Badger
Sat Nov 12, 2005 11:48 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Recommend Silent LCD Monitor
Replies: 65
Views: 45992

The Samsung 930B is quiet, but not silent. It does emit a faint inverter sound. I can tell the difference between it being on and off, even when my computer is running, which is pretty quiet though. I can only tell this during the dead of night.
by Badger
Thu Nov 10, 2005 1:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I've put a ton of work into my system, and it's not SILENT!
Replies: 13
Views: 5218

Here is what I've tested out so far: 1. Removed Tri-cool and replaced with 120mm Nexus from the front, running at 5v from the low-speed fan header provided from seasonic. This raises my case temperatures, and thus the CPU temperatures, considerably. It essentially makes it impossible to run my CPU ...
by Badger
Wed Nov 09, 2005 1:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommendation for a Socket A heatsink + fan
Replies: 5
Views: 1685

Thermalright SI-97 heatsink + Nexus 92mm fan at 5v and run your Barton at 166x11 @ 1.35 volts.