Ed's (Effectively) Silent K8 Rig--Moving Beyond Sigma One

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Post by Deathlife » Sun Sep 04, 2005 4:55 pm

StarfishChris wrote:
Deathlife wrote:I meant those silent blocks, or antivibration screws... don't know how to call them :P
so that the fan isn't in direct contact with the metalic screws and thus with the case.
They reduce vibration, but if there isn't any vibration to begin with they have little benefit. Nexus fans are supposed to be excellent in this regard (especially if undervolted) so you probably wouldn't notice a difference between hard- and soft-mounted.
Thanks again. BTW, Are they quiet enough at the minimum voltage for them to start?

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NB temps high ???

Post by madd02 » Wed Jan 25, 2006 1:23 am

Ed, I have a question about your NB temps.

My setup is very similar to yours:

3200+ venice with xp120
an8 ultra with HP NB
passive 6600le video card
seasonic with nexus fan mod and removed grill
case sealed except cag and intake fan area.

added nexus to xp120 @ 600rpm
single hdd suspended with intake fan to cool.
removed shroud on HP radiator.
applied AS5 as NB/chip interface, removing thermal tape stuff and plastic spacers on threads.


CPU : 26 (xp120 with nexus 120 @ 600rpm)
SYS : 35
PWM : 40
HDD : 32 (syspended with intake fan @ 600rpm)

Ambient is about 23.

My question is, with the system temp sitting around 35 - 36 degrees, have you tested the temp of the NB with your fingers or thumb. I have been checking mine from tiem to time...and at 35 its really hot. I can leave my finger there for about 4 - 5 seconds.

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Post by Edward Ng » Wed Jan 25, 2006 3:14 am

Sorry I have not checked it; it works perfectly fine, so I have not felt any need to.


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Post by alfred » Thu Aug 17, 2006 1:16 pm

http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewto ... 937#186937
My 6600 doesn't report temps, so I will just test for temperature at the heatsink.
(Yeah, I know this is old and slightly off-topic, but I didn't know where to post since I don't think the information below deserves a new topic)

I always thought 6600 (non-GT) cards didn't report temps. Until I tested Everest Ultimate 2006, v.3.00.626. Three of my work computers have non-GT, fanless 6600 video cards (these are 3 different models from 2 brands, Asus and AOpen) and all now report temps using Everest. Needless to say, I never updated any VGA BIOS.

Am I missing something ? Or should we thank nVidia for having somehow disabled/hidden such an useful function for lower-priced cards ? :)

Here is what I'm displaying on the desktop to monitor the rig I'm currently using to write this post :
Everest calls it "OSD panel hardware monitoring". It's only updated every 5 seconds, but it's enough for usual work.
(in case someone is wondering, the "Chipset RPM" shown in the screenshot actually is the Nexus 120mm case exhaust fan RPM; the nForce4 chipset is passively cooled by the way, as is the PSU)

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Post by elec999 » Mon Mar 05, 2007 9:16 pm

Really nice mod. What resistor value do you use to get 8v.

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Post by Edward Ng » Tue Mar 06, 2007 2:57 am

Not sure what the exact resistance is; I use a gauge to test for it, sorry.


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Post by Solmiester » Tue Jul 24, 2007 7:43 pm

Man, what a messy inside, too many un-sleeved cables!!


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Post by Edward Ng » Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:11 pm

True enough I suppose; not that it matters much considering this PC was like 3 builds ago.

How's everyone doing?


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Post by jaganath » Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:42 am

seeing as sleeving serves absolutely no functional purpose, I wouldn't worry about it too much, Ed. We're all doing pretty okay, although we do feel a bit abandoned now that EPCR is taking up all of Mike's time. :cry: :lol:

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