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by Oliver
Tue Sep 27, 2005 11:35 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Anyone else have heat issues with the Seasonic S12 series?
Replies: 66
Views: 31501

Though I cannot prove it was not incidental, I believe my original optical drive really shook more and made greater vibartional noise when it was installed next to the s12 430.... Though the optical drive was probably defective , the vibration was tremendous when it was next to the s12 430, but it ...
by Oliver
Tue Sep 20, 2005 1:39 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Does the Seasonic S12 fan controller use PWM?
Replies: 6
Views: 2416

I have no idea for your 1st question. If I understand the 2nd, well there is a splitter that will just route the wires so you can run a fan off the connector at 5v instead of 12v. ( I forget whether that plugs into the HDD power wires or off the motherboard fan pins, I am not sure where my connector...
by Oliver
Sun Sep 18, 2005 12:13 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Gonna get a Seasonic S-12 430 but have some questions
Replies: 12
Views: 2669

Yes, Wattage will be sufficient.
I reread you post and you have and agp version of 6600gt.
So you won't have a supplemental connector I think.
So then you won't run into that problem.
Your install should be easy.
by Oliver
Sun Sep 18, 2005 12:09 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Gonna get a Seasonic S-12 430 but have some questions
Replies: 12
Views: 2669

It is as quiet as they say. If someone was able to get the old one out, then you will too. It really depends on the size of the case, if the case is too small then you have to remove the motherboard . One difficult connector to get off a motherboard, can be the PCIexpress supplemental connector down...
by Oliver
Sun Sep 18, 2005 12:04 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Anyone else have heat issues with the Seasonic S12 series?
Replies: 66
Views: 31501

Why do I think this is much ado about nothing? :roll: OK, so the back of your CD drive and the top of your case are warm. Why does this matter? Has this caused any failure or misbehavior that you've experienced or even heard about? Though I cannot prove it was not incidental, I believe my original ...
by Oliver
Sun Sep 11, 2005 9:10 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Anyone else have heat issues with the Seasonic S12 series?
Replies: 66
Views: 31501

jabba, I would think the family photos and work people back up to optical disk is worth a million times more than the computer. Of course you can test the disks you burn for errors, but I think it best not to push the luck. These drives are having their own ventalation systems these days. And I was ...
by Oliver
Sat Sep 10, 2005 5:35 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Anyone else have heat issues with the Seasonic S12 series?
Replies: 66
Views: 31501

I tried to make the airflow into the case equal the airflow out of the case by adding a 90mm fan at the front intake and a 90mm fan in the side panel. Then there is the 120mm in the case rear, and the seasonic s12 430w 's 120mm. The load is light, so the ss 430w is slow mover. Every fans is manually...
by Oliver
Fri Sep 09, 2005 11:23 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: MSI 6600, Nvidia 77.77 vs 66.81 driver 5c-6c hotter at idle
Replies: 2
Views: 1126

I am not the only one who has observed this. I found this other forum thread, and it links to another so you all can follow its links and read. But after reading all that , I still could not figure out whether they were concluding it is a real temperature difference , or a false reporting of the tem...
by Oliver
Fri Sep 09, 2005 11:08 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Anyone else have heat issues with the Seasonic S12 series?
Replies: 66
Views: 31501

Look the thing absolutly made my optical drive cook! The holes may also be there to provide for a design that perhaps needs air blowing over the big things with copper wire wrapped around them. There are 2 in front of the vent that faces the front of the case and 1 in front of the mini-vent that fac...
by Oliver
Thu Sep 08, 2005 8:50 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermaltake Big Typhoon versus Zalman CNPS 9500 (xbitlabs)
Replies: 14
Views: 4056

That Big Typhoon will put huge torque on the motherboard, it is >800g and look at the weight distribution. I think you overrate the torque. I think this Typhoon has a screw mount, rather than a pressure latch mount. I think that is a very good thing if that is the case. I think the damage from moun...
by Oliver
Tue Sep 06, 2005 9:22 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Anyone else have heat issues with the Seasonic S12 series?
Replies: 66
Views: 31501

Oh, and I do not think it makes my s12 fan run particularily faster. Seems the same to me (meaning I notice no difference).
And there is another way of looking at it. That is that warm air is shot straight out the back, and does not recirculate (thus preventing the fan to spin up inside the PSU).
by Oliver
Tue Sep 06, 2005 9:19 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Anyone else have heat issues with the Seasonic S12 series?
Replies: 66
Views: 31501

Yes, I noticed that the air coming out the vents that face the front of the computer, made my optical drive very hot! I commented on this in the SPCR Forum Article discussion thread about the S12 430w review (towards the end of the thread). I was told that I might have a negative pressure so that ai...
by Oliver
Sat Sep 03, 2005 5:09 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Is the Sycthe Ninja better than the Thermalright XP120
Replies: 7
Views: 2378

www.fan-x.de answers your questions.
by Oliver
Fri Sep 02, 2005 8:13 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: XP-120 on A8N-SLI Premium
Replies: 36
Views: 12581

First off, I think you are doing about as well as you can with those parts. Your observations coincide with mine. The duct does mess with airflow to the GPU. Your motherboard temp number seems right (actually considering you do not have a fannned PSU, I think you are doing well with that number). If...
by Oliver
Thu Sep 01, 2005 9:41 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: XP-120 on A8N-SLI Premium
Replies: 36
Views: 12581

Ozdoc, 1)Is the 40c mobo reading taken with the 7v Nexus mounted on the heatsink blowing down with the airguide extended right up to it? 2)And what is the mobo reading when you take the 7v Nexus and flip it around into the 'suck' position (with and without the airguide present)? 3)Does your powersup...
by Oliver
Wed Aug 31, 2005 7:16 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: MSI 6600, Nvidia 77.77 vs 66.81 driver 5c-6c hotter at idle
Replies: 2
Views: 1126

MSI 6600, Nvidia 77.77 vs 66.81 driver 5c-6c hotter at idle

I've got a MSI care based on a nvidia 6600 chip. I am using "Nvidia Monitor" to look at these GPU temps. I notice a difference of temps at idle (and I think there is maybe a similar difference at full graphics load but I do not know for sure as that is difficult to heat the system up in a row testin...
by Oliver
Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:29 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: XP-120 on A8N-SLI Premium
Replies: 36
Views: 12581

www.fan-x.de Shows temps of other components. Looks like if you run passive GC then SonicTower with fan at the position near the memory slot (not wedged in between the towers)is the way to go. Apparently at that position the towers create turbulence that bumps off and gets a passive GC that has fins...
by Oliver
Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:01 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silent cooler for Athlon 64 3200+ Venice
Replies: 6
Views: 2710

Re: Silent cooler for Athlon 64 3200+ Venice

Dvorak wrote:Hello !
I would like to change the box cooler for an Athlon 64 3200+ Venice because I saw that in games the temp is reaching around 58 C
That temp seems kinda high. Is that case have a themal guide on it?
Get some good thermal compound?
by Oliver
Tue Aug 23, 2005 10:55 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: X2 4200 Lidless & IHS Removal Guide!
Replies: 13
Views: 3751

I checked to see if the core was flat. Both flat razors seem to indicate that the core is not. It appeared to have the same shape as all the other A64s I've encountered, with a little hill in the middle. Fortunately, I don't think it matters when cooling. ! GHz Thanks for the details! I am curious:...
by Oliver
Mon Aug 22, 2005 11:21 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: X2 4200 Lidless & IHS Removal Guide!
Replies: 13
Views: 3751

GHz How did you pry off the IHS? Any pointers? After you pried it off , what did you see in terms of eveneness of thermal compound application on the inside of the IHS and the die? What solvent did you use to wipe up that compound, and did any get on those components surrounding the die, and did you...
by Oliver
Mon Aug 22, 2005 11:12 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: XP-120 on A8N-SLI Premium
Replies: 36
Views: 12581

HenryHonda: You might want to experiment flipping the xp120 fan so it sucks air off the mobo , rather than blowing it down. www.fan-x.de shows some component temps in the blow down position. But how that reversed fan interacts with p180 I have no idea. After you try maybe you could post up what you ...
by Oliver
Mon Aug 22, 2005 11:04 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU idle vs. burn... no temp difference. Normal?
Replies: 21
Views: 5452

I have a 3200+ on an A8N-SLI with a Ninja as well and it idles at 30C (in a 20C room) and goes up to 42C when running CPUBurn. This is according to the AsusProbe monitoring utility that came with my board. I suggest checking using this as I have definitely seen speedfan fail to report accurate temp...
by Oliver
Sat Aug 20, 2005 8:49 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU idle vs. burn... no temp difference. Normal?
Replies: 21
Views: 5452

i take back what I said above. I believe you have bubbles above the cpu die , in the center in addition to the perimeter. You see, if you have a bubble there to start (which you certainly introduced when you broke the seal), then those bubbles in the center will undoubtably get mixed in when you put...
by Oliver
Sat Aug 20, 2005 7:50 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU idle vs. burn... no temp difference. Normal?
Replies: 21
Views: 5452

By the way , a tiny bubble above the cpu die itself , is not the best thing, because then that tiny portion of the cpu gets hotter than the surrounding portions of the cpu. So one portion of the cpu may be getting much hotter than where the thermal diode is embedded in the cpu. But probably since yo...
by Oliver
Sat Aug 20, 2005 7:44 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU idle vs. burn... no temp difference. Normal?
Replies: 21
Views: 5452

Centaur: When you break the seal, you can get bubbles. But if you lifted it off, then reapplied a dab in the middle, without wiping down the surface first, then just put the heatsink back --- well that is an interesting question as to whether you would get a bubble. My inexperienced guess would be y...
by Oliver
Wed Aug 17, 2005 8:40 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12-430: Beyond the Super Tornado
Replies: 200
Views: 182142

Thanks.
I will have take another look at the situation, then post back.
by Oliver
Tue Aug 16, 2005 7:15 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12-430: Beyond the Super Tornado
Replies: 200
Views: 182142

I know with certainty that the motherboard monitors the fan speed at the cpu header because I have plugged in the cpu fan there and it shows RPM (don't remember if it shows below 1000). But I do remember it would give warning at boot up if the fan speed was too low. So there is something with the po...
by Oliver
Tue Aug 16, 2005 5:10 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12-430: Beyond the Super Tornado
Replies: 200
Views: 182142

When plugged into the CPU fan header, I don't think it even triggers the below a certain speed alarm in the bios, let alone give an actual slow RPM reading.

Is there anything I could tell by putting a multimeter to the 2 wires?
by Oliver
Tue Aug 16, 2005 9:36 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12-430: Beyond the Super Tornado
Replies: 200
Views: 182142

I am confused. I want to know how you monitor the RPM of the PSU internal 120mm fan? I plugged the connector that looks like it should atach to one of the motherboard fan headers (3 pin header on the motherboard). That connector I am talking about has 1 black and 1 blue wire attached to it (and it h...
by Oliver
Sat Aug 13, 2005 9:48 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: BenQ 1640
Replies: 21
Views: 6090

EvilNick wrote:I've got one. When reading, it spins pretty loudly, but after awhile settles down to an inaudible level. When writing, it's gonna be constantly loud. :)

Performance is excellent tho.
Does it shake or vibrate much?
Or does it seem to keep the media balanced pretty well as it spins up?