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by EricTerminator
Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate Barracuda 3TB: 1TB Platter Behemoth
Replies: 20
Views: 13925

Re: Seagate Barracuda 3TB: 1TB Platter Behemoth

Hi again. Was a little busy. Here are the new spectrums made with the mic a few centimeters away from the front bezel's logo, with no contact. HDD on : spectrum 1.png HDD off : spectrum 2.png So there's quite a difference in the noise spectrum of my PC when the HDD is on, though I'm not completely s...
by EricTerminator
Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate Barracuda 3TB: 1TB Platter Behemoth
Replies: 20
Views: 13925

Re: Seagate Barracuda 3TB: 1TB Platter Behemoth

Thanks for the tips ; here are the spectrums with Audacity, same position for the microphone : HDD powered on : spectrum1.png HDD powered off : spectrum2.png The HDD adds essentially 4 peaks and some broadband noise ; those peaks are at approx. 2.38kHz, 3.46kHz, 4.27kHz and 4.53kHz. Also note that t...
by EricTerminator
Sun Nov 30, 2014 1:40 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate Barracuda 3TB: 1TB Platter Behemoth
Replies: 20
Views: 13925

Re: Seagate Barracuda 3TB: 1TB Platter Behemoth

Hi ! I just bought this HDD in order to replace a Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB and a Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB, because they were quite high on the power on counts, with 42K and 30K hours respectively, and also because they created a beat frequency when powered on, and seemed to make my Windows 7 Pr...
by EricTerminator
Sat Mar 11, 2006 8:59 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: [CeBIT 06] Seasonic M12: Modular PSU (rejoice)
Replies: 15
Views: 6115

Selon Seasonic, ce ventilateur permet d'obtenir un meilleur flux d'air interne, refroidissant mieux les composants situés à l'arrière du PCB. Selon la marque, le niveau sonore ne devrait pas s'en ressentir. "According to Seasonic, this ventilator makes it possible to obtain a better internal airflo...
by EricTerminator
Sun Mar 05, 2006 9:50 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Tagan 430W Modular PSU - any good?
Replies: 4
Views: 2357

Hi all ! I've noticed something ; the more recent the Tagan PSUs, the more noisier they are. And their efficiency is still around 70%, while the rest of the market has moved to 80-85%. If you want a really good PSU, you should choose the Seasonic S12 series, if possible the S12 500W and above, becau...
by EricTerminator
Mon Feb 06, 2006 3:25 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Need PSU Advice for Silent Dual Xeon Workstation
Replies: 3
Views: 1311

Salut pastor !

En France, il y a aussi la Fortron FSP500-60GLN qui devrait être pas mal. :wink:

[English Translation] In France, there is also the Fortron FSP500-60GLN that should be quite good.[/End of translation]

A plus
by EricTerminator
Tue Jan 24, 2006 12:46 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Any word on Yonah MB?
Replies: 17
Views: 5930

Hi all !

I know it may look dumb, but does anyone know if there will be a motherboard for Yonah that uses the old good DDR and AGP8x technologies ?

I have 2x512MB of DDR500 and an X800XT PE in AGP8x, so I don't want to get rid of them in order to get a Yonah platform...

See you
by EricTerminator
Sat Jan 14, 2006 3:28 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is Hiper Type R 580W SLI Ready good choise for quiet PSU?
Replies: 7
Views: 2109

Hi all !
Remember Mike C's 12th rule?
Don't trust marketing ? :lol:

Well, this PSU is simply bad in my opinion for building a deadly quiet PC : http://www.matbe.com/articles/lire/260/ ... page53.php

It becomes very noisy under load...

See you
by EricTerminator
Sun Dec 25, 2005 6:18 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Modding the Zalman 9500 Heatsink
Replies: 40
Views: 32689

Wow, I love it ! :P
I hope it's not too heavy for the socket. :?

See you
by EricTerminator
Mon Dec 05, 2005 4:35 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 26 power supplies reviewed by matbe.com - Best seasonic ?
Replies: 19
Views: 6404

Just a question off topic for Aris ; was Offutt AFB, NE, the former SAC command center ?

If not, it was a major base of the SAC in the 60s, right ?

See you
by EricTerminator
Mon Dec 05, 2005 2:04 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 26 power supplies reviewed by matbe.com - Best seasonic ?
Replies: 19
Views: 6404

Not bad, although I'm not a true English-speaking person, I only detected 4 mistakes. :lol: And Stéphane gets and A- for his 1st, his maiden performance in English on the World's reference for deadly silent PCs ! :lol: :mrgreen: With some practice, you should get an A+. :lol: Don't worry Stéphane, i...
by EricTerminator
Mon Dec 05, 2005 1:43 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 26 power supplies reviewed by matbe.com - Best seasonic ?
Replies: 19
Views: 6404

OK guys, I've got the answer of my friend Stéphane : http://forum.matbe.com/materielbe/Matbe ... htm#t15452

All the fans, except the PSU's ones, were turned off for 20 secs in order to measure a stabilized noise level. :wink:
by EricTerminator
Mon Dec 05, 2005 1:35 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Phantom 500 or Seasonic S12 500W
Replies: 15
Views: 4186

Hi djnotepad ! I recommand the Seasonic S12 500W (not the 430W, which is not a real S12...). It has the best efficiency in the world, and is the most silent actively-cooled PSU. Here's test in French : http://www.matbe.com/articles/lire/260/comparatif-de-26-alimentations/page52.php Its consumption (...
by EricTerminator
Mon Dec 05, 2005 1:18 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 26 power supplies reviewed by matbe.com - Best seasonic ?
Replies: 19
Views: 6404

They measured the sound level at 20cm of the PSU, but on the side, in order to have a noise level that is not perturbated by the airflow. At such a distance, I suspect them to turn off all the fans of the PC, except the PSU's one. Of course, I ask my friend Stéphane Charpentier what was exactly his ...
by EricTerminator
Sun Dec 04, 2005 11:41 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: new FSP Green Power with 85% efficiency
Replies: 88
Views: 47399

Hi all ! The Fortron Green Power FSP400-60GLN IS a good PSU. Mike did test it, and I agree with him ; I tested it, and its noise is very low, and I measured an efficiency at full load on my rig of 83.25%, using the European AC 220V, with an error of 1.92%. I wrote (in French) my test here : http://w...
by EricTerminator
Sun Dec 04, 2005 11:30 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 26 power supplies reviewed by matbe.com - Best seasonic ?
Replies: 19
Views: 6404

Hi all ! I carefully read the Matbe.com's article, and it's simply a conclusion for ultra-hungry PCs. The best PSUs are simply the Seasonic S12 series, although the 430W seems a little bit noisier than the others. But the S12 series cost a bit too much. I have the Fortron Green Power FSP400-60GLN, a...
by EricTerminator
Fri Dec 02, 2005 7:21 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: FSP Green PS FSP400-60GLN
Replies: 40
Views: 32516

just had a thought about why the heatsinks cool better than their size would suggest - the middle (main?) HS is bolted to the PSU case (the side that the cables come out of) with some TIM between the HS and the case. Perhaps by using the metal of the case as an extended HS, smaller HSs can be used?...
by EricTerminator
Fri Dec 02, 2005 11:20 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: FSP Green PS FSP400-60GLN
Replies: 40
Views: 32516

Hi all ! It's been ages since I last posted on this forum. I also made some tests on my FSP400-60GLN, on my PC (P4C 3.0GHz @ 3.3GHz, VCore = 1.60V, 2x512MB DDR500, X800XT PE, etc...), and I had an impressive efficiency of 83.25%, with an error margin of 1.92%. It's not an extremely good test as SPCR...
by EricTerminator
Sun Apr 17, 2005 1:09 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Who would buy Yate Loons in Europe? [Update, price info]
Replies: 15
Views: 4350

Who would buy Yate Loons in Europe?

Hi all !

I am rather interested in the D14SL-12, or maybe in the D14SM-12.

With a 140mm fan, it would be an impressive fan for my SP-94 ! :lol:

I already see the overclocking and hear the silence ! :twisted:

See you
by EricTerminator
Sun Apr 17, 2005 12:54 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Qtec PSU 500W Big Fan (13981) - Your Thoughts Please
Replies: 35
Views: 10216

Qtec PSU 500W Big Fan (13981) - Your Thoughts Please

Hi all ! I've got this PSU, and I have to admit that it's noisy. The voltages are average, not good nor bad, and the efficiency is probably average or low. But it's a good way to have a silent PSU, if you have the right stuff and know-how to modify and upgrade it :wink: : http://www.pcsilencieux.com...
by EricTerminator
Fri Mar 04, 2005 5:43 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: any 14 cm fans? any 12cm fans @ 5 volts?
Replies: 9
Views: 2477

any 14 cm fans? any 12cm fans @ 5 volts?

Hi all ! Try to contact Yate Loon : www.yateloon.com The D14SL-12 seems to be the perfect candidate for silence and awesome airflow, although I doubt it will be as deadly silent as a 80mm fan at 5V... This 140mm fan of Yate Loon spins at 1000RPM, and is a sleeve bearing one. Unfortunately, they don'...
by EricTerminator
Mon Feb 28, 2005 5:11 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Toms hardware PSU roundup
Replies: 12
Views: 4242

Toms hardware PSU roundup

Hi all !

Sharkoon is a German brand, and here's there website : www.sharkoon.de

See you
by EricTerminator
Mon Feb 28, 2005 4:36 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Have a 140mm papst 6424. Can I use it?
Replies: 8
Views: 2018

Have a 140mm papst 6424. Can I use it?

Hi ! I just want to correct sthayahi ; when you use half the voltage, the consumption drops to 1/4 of the original, about 6.5W. It's because of the rule of Ohm, U=RI. If U is the half, R is constant, I must be the half too. And the formula for the power is P=UI, so, half of the original U multiplica...
by EricTerminator
Sun Feb 27, 2005 5:37 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Heat dumping?
Replies: 8
Views: 2600

Heat dumping?

Hi ! I'd like to give you an example of heat dissipation ; I have an idle human being and a Pentium 4 CPU, with Prescott core. Both dissipates the same ammount of heat, rated in Watts. But, because of physics, the first one can be passively cooled, while the other would melt. The CPU would reach an ...
by EricTerminator
Sun Feb 27, 2005 5:20 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: NX-3500
Replies: 2
Views: 1185

NX-3500

Hi ! Don't worry, your new PSU will be quite enough. Just look at this : http://www.matbe.com/articles/alims/hiperr/page6.php It's made by a Belgian community which writes in French, so, you might be able to understand most of the article, but what you have to keep in mind is the biggest number of W...
by EricTerminator
Sat Feb 26, 2005 5:41 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How slow is your cpu fan running?
Replies: 38
Views: 10301

How slow is your cpu fan running?

Hi !

I have a 120mm on a modified SP-94.

1400 RPM in burn

600-700RPM in idle.

See you
by EricTerminator
Sat Feb 26, 2005 1:38 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silly fan question.
Replies: 9
Views: 2814

Silly fan question.

one side has a wire leading into though and that seems to be the one the air goes out
Correct.

See you
by EricTerminator
Sat Feb 26, 2005 11:30 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silly fan question.
Replies: 9
Views: 2814

Silly fan question.

Hi rei ! Just in case you buy fans in the future, the standard is that the the air travels from the part of the fan where there is no sticker and no fixations for the central motor to the part which has the fixations and the sticker. In case of doubt, you can watch the sides of the fan ; there are o...
by EricTerminator
Sat Feb 26, 2005 10:56 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silly fan question.
Replies: 9
Views: 2814

Silly fan question.

Hi rei !

Normally, the label should watch the outside, if you want it to extract the hot air.

See you
by EricTerminator
Sat Feb 26, 2005 10:25 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Akasa System Exhaust Blower
Replies: 7
Views: 3525

Akasa System Exhaust Blower

Hi ! I already used this type of PCI blowers ; I had 2 Titan TTC-003, which are PCI blowers, and they are noisy ! :evil: I had to put them on 5V in order to have some silence, and it wasn't very powerful at 5V... Try this type of fan mounting : http://www.pcsilencieux.com/sujet-t1871.html Or if you'...