Search found 25 matches

by brigitte
Fri Oct 27, 2006 9:59 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Nexus disktwin using clips
Replies: 0
Views: 916

Nexus disktwin using clips

Hi, Any thoughts on or actual experience with mounting disktwin-equipped disks in a casing that uses a locking mechanism for its 5.25 bays? I can't find anything on the subject while one of the alternative solutions, Mcubed silent bracket, boasts compatibility with clipping systems. I'd rather use t...
by brigitte
Sat Aug 27, 2005 10:50 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 92mm fan for my SI-97: Nexus or ADDA ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1630

A Nexus with fanmate 2 keeps my system (XP3000) in the low 40's stressed and is dead quiet.
by brigitte
Fri Aug 12, 2005 9:58 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: NX-4090 Fan runs over 3000rpm?
Replies: 8
Views: 2282

Are your system temps within the normal range? If not, the PSU could be drawing in hot air and that would explain its frantic attempts to cool down. If they are normal, I would RMA the PSU.
by brigitte
Mon Aug 08, 2005 2:57 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: How to take pushpin NB heatsinks out w/o removing the mobo?
Replies: 6
Views: 2381

You can't, simple as that. The pins have to be pushed in and the only way this can be done is by access to the back of the board.
by brigitte
Sun Aug 07, 2005 1:26 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: help, i blew up my Mo-Bo fan controller! oh noes!
Replies: 5
Views: 2468

You could try a bios reset. Refer to the manual of your mainboard. However, mainboards have so many delicate electronic circuits, who knows what might have blown.

Socket A mainboards are still available, but they're getting rare, esp. in "your local store". Online might be a better option.
by brigitte
Sat Aug 06, 2005 9:25 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Attack of Antec @ Fry's, help me choose
Replies: 1
Views: 1114

As for Klipsch: I owned an Ultra until it failed two weeks ago and I understand from the distributor the current 2.1 sets can't live up to the Ultra's reputation. There's better bang for the buck out there. I went for a second-hand amp and two hifi speakers. The bass was too boomy for my taste anywa...
by brigitte
Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:21 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Windows 2000 Update Rollup 1 disables HLT/STPGNT command
Replies: 3
Views: 1538

I installed the update just now and there's no hal.dll in the directory mentioned (indicating it wasn't replaced). Mine is an Athlon XP, maybe it's just Pentiums that are affected.
by brigitte
Sun Jul 10, 2005 8:48 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Tagan TG480 U22 compared to Seasonic S12 430?
Replies: 13
Views: 5960

I know of two shops in Germany that sell Seasonics. Both accept Paypal or bank transfer and shipping takes two days. Consumer rights are quite well protected in Germany and Seasonic is a reputable brand, so why not do as I did? I'm afraid the Fortron will prove to be a disappointment noise-wise. Hav...
by brigitte
Sun Jul 10, 2005 7:21 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Tagan TG480 U22 compared to Seasonic S12 430?
Replies: 13
Views: 5960

I'm a she.
My experience is not based solely on the second PC that got very hot, but also on my main rig with very low temperatures (CPU low-40's idle). Not a PSU in its right mind would ramp up in this system.
by brigitte
Fri Jul 08, 2005 9:07 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan isoltaor mounts how do you fit them to Nexus fans
Replies: 5
Views: 1645

Alternatively, you could get Verax rubber mounts for closed fans. I'm using them with my Nexus fans myself. Silencio_777 has them in his eBay shop in Germany (shipping is very reasonable and if you don't use eBay he'll give you a special SPCR discount).
by brigitte
Fri Jul 08, 2005 8:44 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Tagan TG480 U22 compared to Seasonic S12 430?
Replies: 13
Views: 5960

I owned two Tagan U01 PSU's and have switched to two Seasonic S12-430's. I replaced my Tagan 480W because I no longer trusted the brand due to numerous RMA-cases (my particular unit being an RMA replacement itself); my 330 was replaced last week because it couldn't cope with the heat (my second comp...
by brigitte
Mon Jul 04, 2005 8:29 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm Fan Suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 1937

I use a Nexus in my 3700BQE. It's virtually inaudible and still moves sufficient air.
by brigitte
Sun Jul 03, 2005 10:49 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: My northbridge heatsink is burning
Replies: 9
Views: 4308

No you can't, you'll need to remove the pushpins of the heatsink and I can't think of a safe way to do that without accessing the back of the board.
by brigitte
Fri Jul 01, 2005 9:25 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Why has this happened to my poor PSU??!!
Replies: 26
Views: 9076

This exact same thing happened to me once without any modification of my old Zalman PSU (400A version). Dead PSU, dead motherboard and the graphic card had taken a beating and caused intermittent boot failures with the new board. The PSU was connected to an APC surge protector. I never new what caus...
by brigitte
Wed Jun 15, 2005 8:37 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SilenX 450watt PSU vs. Tagan 480watt PSU?
Replies: 13
Views: 3564

I'd stay away from Tagan. My first unit was emitting strange squealing noises even when the PC was off (!) and two people I know personally had their units explode. I sold my second unit, got a Seasonic and never looked back.
by brigitte
Wed Jun 15, 2005 8:33 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Replacement for Nexus nx-3000 ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1450

Hi Gert-Jan. I'd suggest Seasonic, available from Germany. It would cost you 106 euro (S-12 430 version), that's cheaper than any passive PSU out there. I'm very pleased with the noise level (or rather, the lack of any noise). If you check the recommended PSU list you'll notice Nexus NX3000 scores a...
by brigitte
Sat Jun 11, 2005 9:45 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Whining Components
Replies: 128
Views: 244047

My MSI K7N2 Delta2 Platinum is emitting a high pitched squealing sound and I'm pretty sure it's one of the coils. The sounds begins when Windows is starting and gets worse under load. I managed to keep it in check by using the "nForce2 C0/C1/C2 Cooling Patch". Although disabling StopGrant disconnect...
by brigitte
Fri Jun 10, 2005 2:36 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus 120mm - How slow?
Replies: 22
Views: 8642

Mine won't start at 5V.
by brigitte
Wed Jun 08, 2005 1:34 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Comparisson between several psu`s
Replies: 14
Views: 3128

I'd suggest you contact him anyway, as his site states:
Supplyment to all othercountries an demand.
by brigitte
Sat Jun 04, 2005 10:10 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec True Power 550 -> Seasonic 430
Replies: 6
Views: 1881

I used to own a Truepower 430 and in my experience it's not what I would call a silent PSU. My Seasonic 430 (proud owner since yesterday) is definitely very quiet.
by brigitte
Tue May 31, 2005 9:22 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Phantom, Elan Vital or ....
Replies: 9
Views: 2977

teejay, I sent you a PM. For the benefit of other Europeans looking for a shop that sells Seasonic PSUs: http://www.sh-edv-vertrieb.de/shop/index.php I got an interesting reply from Antec when I inquired about the failure rate of Phantoms (I referred to the Antec Phantom user poll on this forum): Th...
by brigitte
Fri May 27, 2005 11:33 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Phantom, Elan Vital or ....
Replies: 9
Views: 2977

With temperatures soaring in Holland right now (we've got some sort of mini heatwave on our hands) casetemps are rising and suddenly a fanless PSU doesn't seem such a great idea after all. I've just ordered a S12-430 from a German retailer and I hope it will be able to live up to its reputation here...
by brigitte
Fri May 27, 2005 9:05 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Phantom, Elan Vital or ....
Replies: 9
Views: 2977

Thanks Frank, that's really helpful. I've just informed the supplier I'm cancelling the sale and over the weekend I'll consider my options. Luckily, I've still got an Antec lying around (unfortunately a bit too noisy for my taste) so there shouldn't be too much of a rush for me to make up my mind. K...
by brigitte
Fri May 27, 2005 2:04 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Phantom, Elan Vital or ....
Replies: 9
Views: 2977

I believe it's the dreaded 04 series: D04125432705

Of course there's no question of my keeping this particular unit. I didn't pay 157 euro (over 200 USD) to get someone else's hand-me-down.
by brigitte
Fri May 27, 2005 1:30 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Phantom, Elan Vital or ....
Replies: 9
Views: 2977

Antec Phantom, Elan Vital or ....

Hi all, I ordered an Antec Phantom 350W last Monday evening and stumbled across the very disturbing "how many Phantoms have died"-poll in this forum the following Tuesday morning. As it turns out, my supplier has given me a used Phantom (manual is missing, scratches on the surface) so that would be ...