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by Chris`I
Thu Mar 31, 2005 10:00 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Zalman PSU not as quiet as it claims?
Replies: 19
Views: 4578

Fan swaps, although scary (esp in a PSU) are really not that hard. It took me ages to decide to change my Antec TruBlue fans out, but after swapping them with 2x panaflo, its dead quite. I can only hear it late on a night. It makes a lot more difference than you think! The fans are now running one @...
by Chris`I
Sun Mar 20, 2005 3:38 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Noticing a slight buzzing from my 19" CRT Viewsonic P95
Replies: 17
Views: 4256

Mine wines constantly. Being 4yrs old, and having made 9 trips of 150miles in a car (to and from uni for 3yrs) I am not supprised to hear that it is probably on its way out. It still works perfectly well even at 1280*1024 @ 85Hz but has some slight lines in the bottom right hand corner. Personally I...
by Chris`I
Tue Mar 08, 2005 6:50 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator flow indicator replacement wanted...
Replies: 13
Views: 4112

I havent ever run a flow indicator, but I am very trusting in both my Ehiem pump (nearly 3yrs of problem free running) and my Epox mobo to turn off it flow stops and heats up (it did on my old HSF when the fan failed). Depends on how much you trust the kit really. I'd say try changing the angle of t...
by Chris`I
Mon Mar 07, 2005 3:30 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How long has your PSU lasted?
Replies: 19
Views: 5869

Ppl diss dell, but my psu's in their machines have always been strong! Yes, but since dell uses a proprietary PSU plug, they're pretty useless unless with ATX motherboards. I did build an adaptor for a SFF dell PSU. But I wouldn't do that again for the others. I kept enough around in case I decide ...
by Chris`I
Mon Mar 07, 2005 8:28 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How long has your PSU lasted?
Replies: 19
Views: 5869

Dell P2 thing - 7-8yrs (circa 97/98 still runnong as gateway now) Dell P4 skt 423 - 4yrs maybe (running in a friends house) Enermax - 1yr - randomly died for no reason Antec TrueBlue - 2yrs (i think) still running fine with 2 papst @ 5v in it Ppl diss dell, but my psu's in their machines have always...
by Chris`I
Sat Mar 05, 2005 9:48 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Still early days, but here's my HTPC so far...
Replies: 33
Views: 16014

Sounds like you are getting on well with this. How easy is one of these VGA > SCART leads to make? I was under the understanding that coverters from VGA > TV were expensive, but if I can make my own that is a bonus! As for the GFX, I have flashed my GFX card before. Few basic pointers before you sta...
by Chris`I
Mon Feb 28, 2005 8:40 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Running Hot?
Replies: 3
Views: 1542

How does the block attatch? On my DD Maze 3 I had to screw it down considerably more than I thought I would. It made my temps drop from around 45C to sub 40C (on an XP2400 t'bred). Just be very careful! Make sure the AS is forming a thin layer over the chip, if you use too much it will mean temps ar...
by Chris`I
Sun Feb 27, 2005 5:48 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Advantages of a Dual 120mm Radiator or a Single Fan?
Replies: 17
Views: 6155

From my experience I would say yes. I run an XP2400+, R9800pro and NB all used to be cooled by a single BIX and more recently 2x BIX. The double rad combo was much better at cooling dropping the temps by a few degrees. With your system, you will be producing much more heat so I would see a dual rad ...
by Chris`I
Fri Feb 25, 2005 4:04 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: More Muffled Sonata Madness
Replies: 12
Views: 12901

Good Work! Thats a mighty effort and it certainly seems to work very very well.

This is the first time I've read the thread and the pics work fine for me, so dont know what is up with Jordan and JazzJackRabbit :?
by Chris`I
Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:20 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermal paste experience
Replies: 17
Views: 4606

the difference of arctic silver can be felt after a year or so. Most cheap paste turns to dust, cracks, becomes inefficient, etc. AS is apply-it-forget-it paste Agreed. Others deteriorate as they dry over time. AS stays nice and fresh for years. One P4 machine I had, had its replaced roughtly 3yrs ...
by Chris`I
Tue Feb 22, 2005 5:04 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: nForce2 C0/C1/C2 Cooling Patch
Replies: 6
Views: 1680

I've run it before (and have this version) and its dropped my temps maybe by 1-2C on average. I have heard that depending on the board/chip combo that it has upto 10C on some systems.
by Chris`I
Mon Feb 21, 2005 5:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My 1st attempt at building a (semiquiet) computer
Replies: 12
Views: 3624

A good 350w PSU like that should have no problems what so ever with that system.

The Powercolour R9800 may be noisy depending on its cooling solution. If its not got a Zalman fanless cooler, that may be a good way to go. I remember my R9800 was noisy before I watercooled it :D
by Chris`I
Sun Feb 20, 2005 11:22 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Why is noise noisy?
Replies: 12
Views: 3689

On this topic I have to add that my flatmates think I have some kind of super hearing. Personally I think it's more to do with the fact that I'm very easily distracted which seemes to be down to the fact that I'm always very aware of my surroundings. They can be watching TV and tuned into it but I'...
by Chris`I
Sun Feb 20, 2005 3:37 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Ok how about this crazy idea with tap water
Replies: 16
Views: 5018

Build a massive loop up into your loft and put a rad made of copper tubing in the cold water tank. That way it cools it to similar temps as the cold water in teh mains but doesnt waste the water. It will be a mighty loop tho and need a pretty big pump ;)
by Chris`I
Sun Feb 20, 2005 1:24 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Can I silence my case further?
Replies: 7
Views: 2496

The nexus fans just seem to run at lower RPM's and less CFM, they don't really have a different design That's not correct. Fans running at the same CFM can produce very different sound patterns, with less well designed fans often whining and clicking. Furthermore, if a fan is designed to run at low...
by Chris`I
Sat Feb 19, 2005 9:43 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: not just quiet but SILENT!
Replies: 16
Views: 6129

anyway, if you finally got your goal then congrats.my comp is really quiet but my laptop is near silent! Fujistu S6231, i find myself using it more then my comp now because all my papers are on it. ~RaNDoM I have the opposite now. Before I thought my lappy was "silent" or atleast silent enough that...
by Chris`I
Wed Feb 16, 2005 3:31 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Comment on yet another wood case design
Replies: 56
Views: 39188

Thats truely awsome work! 8) Dont worry about us dialup users, I sat here with anticipation as it all loaded! Very very nice, and I think even the missus would aprove of it in the living room. The bit I liked best is the fact that you have to have your ear on the case to hear it resonate lol One thi...
by Chris`I
Wed Feb 16, 2005 3:25 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Funny thing happened on the way to silent computer...
Replies: 8
Views: 3709

I must say with my current setup I dont need to do that, as its a passively cooled w/c loop, via a resertator like res (WACC PA-Res). I totally forget that you need to do this, and when fitting a new DVD-Rw and a new FireWire card for a friend, I realised how much of a problem it used to be! It took...
by Chris`I
Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:38 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Mobile CPU in a desktop MB - Intel only revolution?
Replies: 13
Views: 3550

sthayashi: what kind of speeds can you get at which voltages? Just for comparison. :) I generally operate at 2 settings and I'm not too sure how optimal they are: 2.0GHz @ 1.35v (167 FSB) 1.2GHz @ 1.1v (100 FSB) I use 8rdavcore to choose my setting, whether I need 2.0GHz for encoding music, or if I...
by Chris`I
Tue Feb 15, 2005 10:09 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Mobile CPU in a desktop MB - Intel only revolution?
Replies: 13
Views: 3550

I was under the impression that Mobile AMD chips are hand picked normal stock chips that can be run at much lower voltages. I dont know what a mobile XP will go down to, but my XP2500+ (t'bred) is quiet happy sitting on 133FSB @ 1.125v totally stable (tested with prime95). As the guys say, there is ...
by Chris`I
Sun Feb 13, 2005 4:07 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI 9700 Pro underclocking for 2D and 3D?
Replies: 21
Views: 4993

Use ATITool. You can setup different clock & memory speeds for 2D & 3D. Agreed, this is the best tool. Set it to one setting for 2D and another for 3D. I use it on my R9800pro, 420/366 (core/mem) for 3D and 200/200 for 2D. The R9700 does run hotter than the R9800 as the fabrication is on a thicker ...
by Chris`I
Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:39 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: question on an oddity ive noticed here
Replies: 43
Views: 21417

Even tho I havent posted much on here, I wanted to add my experinces to the mix. I have had many many computers and have been w/cooling for nearly 4yrs. I have always run negative pressure systems, and have never found a problem with dust. I'm not trying to say it doesnt cause a problem, just I have...
by Chris`I
Wed Feb 09, 2005 12:33 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: rattling Eheim 1048
Replies: 6
Views: 4465

I think I must be very lucky. I have had a 1048 for going on 3 yrs now and still no rattle :D

It does vibrate rather a lot, but nothing a bit of foam cant sort. Still too loud for me to try and sleep without hearing it tho. I have just learnt to tolerate it now.
by Chris`I
Tue Feb 08, 2005 7:17 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Thermaltake Fanless Liquid Cooling System -- The ROCKET
Replies: 36
Views: 11924

Just like you say Ed, amazingly like the WACC pa-res I have under my desk.

One day, just one day, TT may have an original idea :shock:
by Chris`I
Sun Feb 06, 2005 11:08 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Timeline of my second quiet PC buildup! New link to pics!!!
Replies: 64
Views: 33828

Yup we are waiting in anticipation!

Looks good though :D
by Chris`I
Thu Feb 03, 2005 2:20 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cheap Acoustic Foam -Do you think it will be any good ?
Replies: 28
Views: 12951

OMG! :shock: I just saw their prices for melamine! £29 for a 600x500mm ceiling tile! I paid $3 each from mcmaster for mine. Ouch! Time to put down the crack-pipe! I know, I have tried googling and searching all over the UK and its the same everywhere! Such a shame, after reading posts on here I tho...
by Chris`I
Wed Feb 02, 2005 12:58 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: TrueBlue Modding
Replies: 0
Views: 764

TrueBlue Modding

Hi All, I have been lurking on these forums for some time now, and have gotten my PC what I would regard as pretty quiet. I have fanless w/c loop (DD maze, GPU and NB), my Seagate bara IV is suspended and so the only fans in my system are a single 80mm intake @ 5v and my PSU doing the extraction. Th...