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by IceFire
Thu May 27, 2004 11:39 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: SN45G and Sapphire 9600 XT Ultimate
Replies: 7
Views: 3805

I have a 9800 pro w/ a Zalman fanless HS on it. The space is very tight. Depending on what you want to put there, it might not fit. Low profile cards might be OK such as NIC card.
by IceFire
Thu May 27, 2004 11:35 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Silencing a Shuttle XPC SN45G... MY FIRST SILENCING PROJECT.
Replies: 22
Views: 9361

I cutted out the rear grills on both the PS and the system fan. I also cutted out a big slot on the side of the PS and seal up all the other holes. i will be opening up the case where the PS slot is so it can get cool air from the outside. As of now, the ps fan doesn't speed up even after 12 hours o...
by IceFire
Thu May 27, 2004 11:23 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Any VGA silencers that will fit in a SN45G ?
Replies: 5
Views: 3223

I'm in the same boat. I have a 9800 pro w/ a Zalman and I can't close the case. I am thinking about cutting the case or put back the stock fan and cut a round hole on the side for the fan.
by IceFire
Wed Apr 14, 2004 1:47 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Putting a fan on the older version of the Zalman ZM80
Replies: 7
Views: 2443

I don't remember from where, but I read about someone putting a fan on the bottom and than switch to the one on top. The cooling was better with the fan on the backside (top) heatsink. The card was vertical and not horzontial like you had it.
by IceFire
Tue Oct 07, 2003 4:53 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fanless Heatpipe CPU Cooling System by FMAH
Replies: 80
Views: 56708

I'm pretty sure one can improve heat transfer by adding more heatpipe. I believe two more would work will for what is out there now. Also Fmah was right about anodizing the Al heatsink. I read an article a while back that anodizing Al improves heat radiation.
by IceFire
Fri Jul 18, 2003 6:43 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Will F@H client use all available processors on a system?
Replies: 4
Views: 3609

Will F@H client use all available processors on a system?

I have a dual celeron doing nothing. I'm thinking about running F@H on it. Will the F@H client use both processor or just use one of it? If it just use one, can I just run the client twice and assign each processor a client to run?
by IceFire
Fri Jul 18, 2003 6:09 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Laptops?
Replies: 9
Views: 2874

I have used Dells and IBMs. I currently have the IBM T23 but I like my Dell Latitude better. The reason is that the Dell have a Windows key and it had the option of using the touch pad or that little touchpoint or whatever IBM calls it. They both are feature rich, so you can't really go wrong either...
by IceFire
Thu Jul 17, 2003 4:30 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Totally passive watercooling? Anyone tried it?
Replies: 12
Views: 6966

There was an artical in overclockers.com that have passive water cooling. The guy use copper pipes attached to the outside of the case. Also, I read an article (overclockers.com?) about a guy running copper pipes in the garage as the radiator and used pvc pipes into his computer case.
by IceFire
Mon Jul 14, 2003 4:18 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Loud and smelly Antec Sonata PSU
Replies: 8
Views: 3102

I just the Sonata too. It is louder then I expected it to be. I don't know if I'm going to keep using the PS or switch it out w/ my Fortron or not. I might just switch out the fan. Smell is because it is new.
by IceFire
Fri Jul 11, 2003 8:26 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 42 C safe for HD?
Replies: 8
Views: 2463

Will, son, you would happen to be wrong about the 8 degrees. I just completed a defrag. and it took it up to 50C. I think it keep going up a little more. At which point, it the defrag completed. I guess I need to find a way to cool these poppies down.
by IceFire
Fri Jul 11, 2003 7:54 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 42 C safe for HD?
Replies: 8
Views: 2463

42 C safe for HD?

I have a maxtor and WD HD 7200 RPM drives. The maxtor is running at 42C idle. Is that a safe temp? I have heard a lot of people said they are in the mid 30C. I haven't check out the load temp yet.
by IceFire
Fri Jul 11, 2003 7:50 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: You can change the voltage on AMD processors!
Replies: 7
Views: 1897

I got my motherboard back from Newegg today and I mod the motherboard for the multiplier and voltage. I was able to change the multiplier from 11 to 12 but the voltage will not change. I guess the biostar motherboard I have will only go to 1.6 volts for the processor.
by IceFire
Tue Jul 08, 2003 7:21 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU review on Tom's hardware
Replies: 24
Views: 18391

I really think Tom (or who ever is running the show) at THG doesn't read anything and just site behind his desk. A good example is the responds (did a search on THG and couldn't find the responds anymore. It was display clearly on their main page last week and now I couldn't even find anything relat...
by IceFire
Tue Jul 08, 2003 5:08 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: ducting Mod
Replies: 19
Views: 5605

Re: Testing is good...but...

I'm sorry, but there are just too many variables involved to assign an effect of 1 or 2 degrees to a specific change. You could see a 5 degree change in temp from one test to another without changing anything. For that matter, if 5 degrees is important to your cooling setup you need a complete rede...
by IceFire
Mon Jul 07, 2003 10:25 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: ducting Mod
Replies: 19
Views: 5605

Re: Airfow

I am, however, very curious as to how one of our intrepid cohorts can say with such athority that it would give you 1 or 2 degrees improvment, or that it would be worse by 5 degrees or so in "suck" mode. Sounds too much like numbers drawn from thin air to me. These numbers are not out of thin air b...
by IceFire
Mon Jun 30, 2003 6:16 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: ducting Mod
Replies: 19
Views: 5605

Well, I'm screw. I have to RMA my motherboard back to NewEgg so I will not be able to do this for at least another week.
by IceFire
Mon Jun 30, 2003 4:21 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Shoulder Bolts for EAR Grommets
Replies: 2
Views: 1471

I don't know where you can get the bolts but I think you may want the 9311k138 and not the k89. The k138 is the blue one that is shown in the EARS website as being use for HD. I think you shouldn't have any problems w/ using longer 6-32 screws just make sure you don't screw it all the way.
by IceFire
Sun Jun 29, 2003 7:03 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: SLK-900U: What is this adhesive thingy?
Replies: 7
Views: 2285

I had the 800A and when I took it off, there was glue left on it. I had to remove it w/ so nail polish remover. I than lap it because it was smooth.
by IceFire
Fri Jun 27, 2003 9:00 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 60->80 fan adapters?
Replies: 8
Views: 2503

Thanks. What were the fans' specs? dBA? RPM? CFM? Sorry, don't have the specs. It is the low RPM from SVC. It is model 3110KL-04W-B19 12V 0.06 A. At the end, I got slk-800a to replace the volcano 7 because I just couldn't deal with the temp. My cpu and load temp drop by 5C and it idles at 52C w/ th...
by IceFire
Fri Jun 27, 2003 11:55 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Temps Are Driving Me Crazy!
Replies: 13
Views: 3407

Those temp looks like what I have. The case temp is a little high but it all depends on where the probe is located at. Remove the intake like someone already said. The intake is creating too much turbulence and is keep the heat inside. If feel you need the intake fan, try slowing it down - 7 or 5 vo...
by IceFire
Fri Jun 27, 2003 11:46 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: which cpu cooler, zalman or another?
Replies: 5
Views: 1593

Use the slk 900u with a low speed Panaflo 80 or 92 mm fan. You get better cooling and quieter for about the same price (maybe cheap price).
by IceFire
Fri Jun 27, 2003 11:44 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 60->80 fan adapters?
Replies: 8
Views: 2503

I have ok experience w/ it. I had a cu volcano 7 that had a 72mm (?) fan on it. It was way too noise even on the low speed setting. I use a 60 to 80 fan adaptor with a low speed NMB fan. The temp was better the low speed setting by a 1 or 2 C. The was quieter than the low speed but not a quiet as it...
by IceFire
Fri Jun 27, 2003 11:27 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: ducting Mod
Replies: 19
Views: 5605

Re: ducting Mod

Anyone know if this will make any diff with a SLK900 and a bit of duct tape to seal it on? Just curious. http://www.thermaltake.com/products/heatsink/ductingMod.htm You'll need a way to mount it on the SLK900, but it should help a little 1 or 2 C. As for tring to set it up for sucking, as is, it lo...
by IceFire
Fri Jun 27, 2003 10:58 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 2 x fanless 55W PSU enough to drive a P4?
Replies: 8
Views: 2418

They sell the 75 watts also. That might do it. It all depends on how far you are willing to under clock and what motherboard.
by IceFire
Fri Jun 27, 2003 10:44 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Laptop power consumption
Replies: 5
Views: 1394

They sell the mobile AMD on Newegg but I don't know of any motherboard that will recoginze it and use it properly. I have also heard that some of the AMD mobile cheaps are just standard AMD chips that is under volted. So you could just get a motherboard that will undervolt to something like 1.1 volt...
by IceFire
Wed Jun 25, 2003 6:42 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron power supply with 120mm fan
Replies: 281
Views: 160340

[quote="Katana Man"]Has anyone bought the Aurora Series version of this PSU from newegg yet? $55 shipped.
quote]

It's $69 now! I miss that one. Next time post it on the deals forum also. Thanks.
by IceFire
Tue Jun 24, 2003 9:34 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: You can change the voltage on AMD processors!
Replies: 7
Views: 1897

I going to give it a try tonight. I don't think my motherboard could go below 1.6v though. My 1700+ suppost to be @ 1.5V but it is showing 1.6V in the bios and MBM 5. I'm going to try to set it at 1.5V and 12X multiplier.
by IceFire
Tue Jun 24, 2003 6:07 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Apple's new G5 case's "silent" features...
Replies: 11
Views: 3787

It looks like some of the fans are in the middle of the case. This should cut down on the noise verse mounting them at the back or the front like the PCs. There weren't any mention of the fans going all the time or not. I would think they would start only when the temp reach a certain temp and they ...
by IceFire
Tue Jun 24, 2003 5:52 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: You can change the voltage on AMD processors!
Replies: 7
Views: 1897

You can change the voltage on AMD processors!

That's right! Even if you don't have that option in your motherboard. You can mod the pins in the CPU.

http://www.ocinside.de/html/workshop/pr ... inmod.html

Do this at your own risk! I am not responable for any damage, bodily harm, etc that may occur.
by IceFire
Fri Jun 20, 2003 8:59 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How good are NMB fans?
Replies: 21
Views: 5245

Anyone have first-hand experience on this? Is the third wire a tach? The 3rd wire is not a tach. It is use to tell if the fan is running or not and not what rpm it is at. Wow! How'd you find that out? What is your source of information? I don't recall where I read it from. I was researching the fan...