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by vertigo
Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:57 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Building a quiet PC from scratch, need advice on components
Replies: 32
Views: 10550

Re: Building a quiet PC from scratch, need advice on compone

Harpocratos, which case do you like the most? I'm sure you'll get help to make it quiet. from the list of cases, available for me to purchase, i like P183 and Sileo 500, but i probably go with antec You wouldn't need to get fans right away, you could always upgrade. You could try out the stock fans...
by vertigo
Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Shuriken Rev. B SCSK-1100 4-pin on old 3-pin mobo?
Replies: 5
Views: 3473

Re: Scythe Shuriken Rev. B SCSK-1100 4-pin on old 3-pin mobo

Try using the other fan connectors?
by vertigo
Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:12 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Building a quiet PC from scratch, need advice on components
Replies: 32
Views: 10550

Re: Building a quiet PC from scratch, need advice on compone

Harpocratos, which case do you like the most? I'm sure you'll get help to make it quiet.
by vertigo
Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Gigabyte Odin Pro 800W fan replacement. Lessons learnt!!
Replies: 4
Views: 3154

Re: Gigabyte Odin Pro 800W fan replacement. Lessons learnt!!

That happens to everyone once in a while. Next time you'll get it right. Probably a wire was against the heatsink or something.
by vertigo
Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Need help with Lian Li PC-A05NB
Replies: 4
Views: 1833

Re: Need help with Lian Li PC-A05NB

I know it's too late now, but did you use those plastic standoffs to mount the motherboard? No, I used regular metal stand-offs. They came with the case. Okay. I once built a system with an absolutely terrible fan (5000+ rpm) and el-cheapo case and I decided at the time just to use screws and not t...
by vertigo
Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:28 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Need help with Lian Li PC-A05NB
Replies: 4
Views: 1833

Re: Need help with Lian Li PC-A05NB

I know it's too late now, but did you use those plastic standoffs to mount the motherboard?
by vertigo
Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Memory madness
Replies: 19
Views: 4471

Re: Memory madness

If x4 modules worked with the Intel cooler why would they need more voltage with a different cooler? It could be a number of things. Corsair probably only tested the memory with stock coolers. Perhaps one of those modules barely made it through testing. Or perhaps the Noctua cooler is using more po...
by vertigo
Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Can you live without a swap file in xp pro?
Replies: 11
Views: 2716

Running out of virtual memory isn't such a lottery. You can watch the commit charge, you'll know when it gets close to the limit. 3GB will almost never run out. There is a handy registry tweak to stop the kernel from being paged. I have found it will stop most swap file activity on a machine with pl...
by vertigo
Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Bought 3 Slipstreams 1200 all 3 broken...?
Replies: 11
Views: 2541

What high pitched noise? A fan shouldn't make high pitched noise.
by vertigo
Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:05 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: XP-90 for HTPC (Gigabyte 9400) ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2210

I see the 5200 is 85W, the 7200 is 130W TDP. Do you want such a high power draw? That slow 92mm may struggle with the 130W I think. For comparison, although this is speculative, an 80mm at about 1400 cools my 69W CPU, you'd need twice that, so 2800 at 80mm, maybe 2500 at 92mm (or more, I don't know)...
by vertigo
Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Can you live without a swap file in xp pro?
Replies: 11
Views: 2716

Disabling the swap file works for most apps but some apps complain. I think setting a small page file, 32mb perhaps, would work (with all apps) although I haven't tried it. I think there are ramdrive programs that allow you to place the page file on a ramdrive, persisted to disk on shutdown, but ram...
by vertigo
Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Quiet desktop fans?
Replies: 2
Views: 1457

You can reduce vibration somewhat by balancing the blades (of a desk fan or ceiling fan typically). If you are interested, I'll tell you how I balanced the blades of my fan. There was a hub in the center (that turned), so I used an elastic band and a small screw. I put the elastic around the hub hol...
by vertigo
Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Is the XP-90 compatible with a Gigabyte GA-MA78G-DS3HP?
Replies: 3
Views: 1510

No worries, I have one of those myself. I can understand why you wanted to reuse it, socket 939 lasted such a short time and those heatsinks were pretty expensive a few years ago. I'm glad it worked out for you.
by vertigo
Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:40 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: A few 120mm fans compared
Replies: 4
Views: 1970

Thanks jmke, it's nice too see all those fans lined up like that. I think we can say that blade shape has an effect on noise, the quieter fans seem to have similar blades (spaced proportionately, convex shape, forms an angle with the struts, small hubs). Bearing noise one can't predict but this revi...
by vertigo
Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:58 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus 80mm 'Real Silent' fan - what's up?
Replies: 5
Views: 2339

Hi Arfa, before you make any mods, test it with a slower speed. Not many 80mm fans are quiet at stock speeds, it's not like with 120mm's.
by vertigo
Sat Feb 14, 2009 6:55 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Intel Q9550 c1+Xigmatek 1283+P182 = High Temperature! HELP!
Replies: 73
Views: 19958

Hi, The direct touch heatpipe base needs a different method of applying thermal paste, than most heatsinks. The problem with spreading it, it can trap air pockets. With a drop, or in this case, two beads, the force of pressing it onto the CPU squeezes it very evenly, and avoids trapping air. The ba...
by vertigo
Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 10 Ways Microsoft's Retail Stores Will Differ From Apple
Replies: 23
Views: 4167

11. Each store will take up 6 city blocks of real estate. 12. At the entrance there'll be an information kiosk saying "Where do you want to go today?" 13. If your credit card isn't accepted, the kiosk has a troubleshooting wizard. 14. At closing time, the store and all its contents are cryogenically...
by vertigo
Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Intel Q9550 c1+Xigmatek 1283+P182 = High Temperature! HELP!
Replies: 73
Views: 19958

Hi Kate, those readings are pretty odd to say the least. :shock: Here's some advice about how to apply the thermal grease because getting it right is very important (you can decide if you like this way or prefer what Neil Blanchard suggests, this way I know the paste gets where it should). I don't w...
by vertigo
Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:33 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Is the XP-90 compatible with a Gigabyte GA-MA78G-DS3HP?
Replies: 3
Views: 1510

I think you're good to go. There's nothing obviously in the way. The nearest memory slot looks far enough away, so I think you'd get 4 dimms in there.
by vertigo
Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: phenom II AM2+ vs AM3?
Replies: 26
Views: 12437

Just want to say, upgradeability can be misleading because the difference from what you have to the top model can seem substantial but may not look like much by the time you want to upgrade.
by vertigo
Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: best fanless PSU?
Replies: 2
Views: 1453

-- ignore --
by vertigo
Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Need help from someone resourcefull
Replies: 1
Views: 961

It took me 1 minute to find. Google for "780M audio driver".
by vertigo
Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:41 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Why a separate air feed to the PSU is good.
Replies: 11
Views: 3519

Hi Seawane, it sounds like you did a good job to make your PC quieter. Is it now as quiet as you need?
by vertigo
Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Is my new setup good for fanless?
Replies: 8
Views: 1697

More than 20C over ambient would be very surprising, I think. :D I could almost passively cool a 65W cpu with a small heatsink I had, so it should work fine.
by vertigo
Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:06 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Semi-fanless quad core with meshed side door?
Replies: 2
Views: 1200

-- edit -- I see you will have the fan blowing upwards.

Sounds good, although a bit strange. I'd use 2 very slow fans on that heatsink though. 95W is pretty high (your one fan blowing up could get hot, I think).
by vertigo
Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Do you feel safer now?
Replies: 23
Views: 5119

You most likely won't feel safer because governments tend to do well when things go wrong. This global downturn is going to pay dividends especially as far as Europe is concerned, and it gives Obama incredible leverage to make grand gestures and big changes. Luckily, the Second Amendment is a roadbl...
by vertigo
Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:37 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Why a separate air feed to the PSU is good.
Replies: 11
Views: 3519

49W by the rest of the PC. What CPU is that? It's pretty low powered, not at all typical. 4850e with CnQ running it @ 1000MHz. At full speed the whole system (780G based) is 100W: assume the PSU efficiency is up to 75% that is about 75W. [At 1000MHz it folds about 30 pts/hour which is what it does ...
by vertigo
Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice On Further Cooling HTPC Needed!
Replies: 12
Views: 2535

Looks like it would be a lot of work to move to a single fan setup Positive pressure is not something I have experience with. You could do it and it may work fine, I don't know. I prefer to feed cold air to everything, but as long as the hot air is removed, it'll be okay. Your components will run a...
by vertigo
Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Do AMD Athlon XPs Run Hot?
Replies: 8
Views: 2085

No, they're about 65W or so but the heatsinks were smaller back then. I used to like the Evercool heatsinks at the time (before I got interested in reducing noise). As I recall, the Evercool CUD-725 was one of the first all copper heatsinks and was actually overkill, the aluminium with copper inlay ...
by vertigo
Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: IE7 random freezes
Replies: 5
Views: 1347

You could try Google's Chrome browser. It is much more secure. Usually, individual pages or plugins crash but that'll only take down the plugin or page where it happened.