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by Slidax
Mon Jul 17, 2006 7:19 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate 7200.10 Series
Replies: 80
Views: 36345

winguy wrote:take a look at this

which is yours?
very good find!

i'll check on friday or next week (i took the drive back and got maxtor but should still have some seagate 320's in stock at work)
by Slidax
Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:46 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate 7200.10 Series
Replies: 80
Views: 36345

Test Setup: Gigabyte K8N-sli Nforce4 SATA2 AMD 3800+ X2 2GB DDR400 All drives tested were set to Sata 3gb mode. -------------------------------------- ST332062AS 7200.10 320GB 16mb buffer ATTO http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/3562/14ye2.jpg HDTACH http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/456/10ej1.jpg ---...
by Slidax
Sun Jul 09, 2006 8:34 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate 7200.10 Series
Replies: 80
Views: 36345

Ok at work now and i can think logically about all this (yes i did have the seagate jumpered to 1.5 lol) Also my boss is away for the week ;) time to do more testing! If there are any benchmarking apps and configurations you would like to see used post them here, for starters ill probably be using h...
by Slidax
Sun Jul 09, 2006 2:50 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate 7200.10 Series
Replies: 80
Views: 36345

here we are http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/7503/bench4ux.gif if you're purely after every bit of performance you can get, seagate seems to be the way to go. im curious how the burst speed is only what one would expect for a sata1 drive.. although the maxtor and a 7200.9 ive tested in the past (bot...
by Slidax
Sun Jul 09, 2006 6:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate 7200.10 Series
Replies: 80
Views: 36345

Where did you get it from, was it by mail and are you not going to try another in case it's just a faulty drive? yes i im always concerned about that, but i work at a computer parts store and tested 2 7200.10 drives in shop, they both sounded the same in noise, then took one home and yes... in a qu...
by Slidax
Fri Jul 07, 2006 3:27 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate 7200.10 Series
Replies: 80
Views: 36345

I just got a 7200.10 320gb sata2 today. To me it is NO GOOD.. now i do have a slight hearing impairment where some high frequencies irritate one of my ears .. i have 7200.7 and 7200.8 sata1 drives which do not exhibit such problems. I also managed to note it is louder than either one of these drives...
by Slidax
Mon Dec 05, 2005 7:48 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: p4 temperatures i don't like..... with reason?
Replies: 5
Views: 1549

ive seen a prescott idle at 55-60C and thats after i gave the HSF a full clean.

remember not all CPUs are created equal so just leave it as is (but clean it of coarse and check its seated properly) then if you encouter stability issues seek better cooling (which you are anyway i presume)
by Slidax
Sun Sep 25, 2005 10:32 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Zalman or Antec Smartpower 2?
Replies: 6
Views: 2147

zalman make nice heatsinks but these days have crappy fans
7700,7000B,92mm case fan - are all average in terms of quietness

so im guessing its the same for their PSUs
by Slidax
Sun Sep 25, 2005 10:27 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 2nd PSU poll: please VOTE AGAIN!
Replies: 117
Views: 43679

Antec TPII 480W Antec TP 380W (sonata psu) both quiet on idle except the fan creates an annoying whine when under load I am considering a fan swap for the TPII i wish to retract my statement about the TPII. it turned out that the zalman CPU fan was the source of noise. the TP 380W however is still ...
by Slidax
Sun Sep 25, 2005 4:36 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best LAN cpu cooler for its weight?
Replies: 5
Views: 1614

s'all good

i used to lan allot and my PC had a 700g zalman 7000cu on it. not one problem (i should also add that i wasnt careful when driving either)
by Slidax
Sun Sep 25, 2005 4:21 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silent Fans in Australia?
Replies: 55
Views: 15977

Sounds like all your suggestions worked :) I have been emailing James from PC Case Gear in regards to the availability of the Nexus fans, and he said that a shipment is due to arrive to them around October 7th - 10th. nice one :) i used that little suggestion form a couple times as well, it will be...
by Slidax
Wed Sep 21, 2005 9:32 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7700AlCu
Replies: 5
Views: 2023

the stock fan is junk, do the fan swap you will be happy.

start here
http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=25478

as far as actually doing the swap goes theres some guides in this forum. just search i guess.
by Slidax
Tue Sep 20, 2005 2:59 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7700: Who did fan replacement? Happy afterward?
Replies: 6
Views: 3715

went up about 2C. currently sitting on 29C semi-idle
by Slidax
Mon Sep 19, 2005 1:55 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7700: Who did fan replacement? Happy afterward?
Replies: 6
Views: 3715

The nexus is practically silent at a low rpm, i cant even hear it up close.
Its uncomparable with the crappy zalman fan.
Image
this picture was taken while the fan was on..
by Slidax
Mon Sep 05, 2005 4:53 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What does your Seagate 7200.8 drive sound like?
Replies: 12
Views: 4537

hmm mine does make a bit of noise right up close but i cant hear it a couple metres away.
by Slidax
Tue Jul 26, 2005 5:19 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silent Fans in Australia?
Replies: 55
Views: 15977

atomidude wrote:
so Slidax, how quiet are they? enjoying the silence you are? :)
put it this way, im thinking about getting 2 more haha (i have many loud boxen here)
by Slidax
Thu Jul 14, 2005 3:06 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: idle + 30C = Load ? no way! cpu heatsink problem.
Replies: 16
Views: 3528

have you tried updating your bios. there is a slim chance the sensor is inaccurate
by Slidax
Wed Jul 13, 2005 8:22 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Have Nexus fans changed in the last year?
Replies: 1
Views: 1057

the 2 i bought last month sound quiet, very nice fans compared to my antec sonata one (this fan is still quite good), zalman 7700 120mm and a generic "quiet" fan.
Although i havnt compared them to a panaflo.
by Slidax
Mon Jul 11, 2005 2:58 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Recommed Zalman NB47J?
Replies: 8
Views: 3456

yeh i used the same mehod my old via chipset, works well. you just have to be patient and careful at bending the wire so it fits.
by Slidax
Sun Jul 10, 2005 2:19 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 2nd PSU poll: please VOTE AGAIN!
Replies: 117
Views: 43679

Antec TPII 480W
Antec TP 380W (sonata psu)
both quiet on idle except the fan creates an annoying whine when under load

I am considering a fan swap for the TPII
by Slidax
Fri Jul 08, 2005 10:36 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My experience with Seagates - IDE 7200.7 & SATA 7200.7
Replies: 13
Views: 4316

well unless you are suspending the seagates (or some other form of dampening) they will be noisy.
From memory the samsungs have a decent warrenty so they are also a good option.

Of course it all depends if you will be doing any modifications to your case (i.e suspension)
by Slidax
Fri Jul 08, 2005 8:59 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My experience with Seagates - IDE 7200.7 & SATA 7200.7
Replies: 13
Views: 4316

what i think of both drives (SATA only)
http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewto ... 252#193252

BTW elastic suspension works well
http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=8240
by Slidax
Mon Jul 04, 2005 10:38 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte X800 XL Silentpipe!
Replies: 93
Views: 42754

I'm still trying to figure out how to measure temps on the card. ait tool http://www.techpowerup.com/atitool/ mine sits at 40C on idle WITH airflow around it, so if you get higher temps than that i wouldnt worry unless it becomes unstable edit - oops didnt realise this was from the first page haha
by Slidax
Mon Jul 04, 2005 8:22 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silent Fans in Australia?
Replies: 55
Views: 15977

well they arrived today packaging http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/1294/packaging9ht.jpg fans http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/4946/fans0kb.jpg so basically the total cost of each fan when you factor in shipping is $28.11 i guess it isnt too bad when a cheapish fan costs around $15 and a panaflo cos...
by Slidax
Mon Jul 04, 2005 8:18 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte X800 XL Silentpipe!
Replies: 93
Views: 42754

its not too wide, roughly 20-25mm from the top of the PCB

fits the 7700alcu ok so perhaps compare its dimensions with the xp120
by Slidax
Mon Jul 04, 2005 1:36 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: My northbridge heatsink is burning
Replies: 9
Views: 4399

you definately wont need the zalman then
by Slidax
Sun Jul 03, 2005 9:08 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I need a Zalman part.
Replies: 1
Views: 883

what location?
by Slidax
Sun Jul 03, 2005 9:06 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7700-CU + A64 DTR/Lidless
Replies: 1
Views: 857

yeh pics of the fan mod would be great, i plan to do it when my nexus arrives :)

edit
it arrived, all done, very easy
by Slidax
Sun Jul 03, 2005 9:02 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: My northbridge heatsink is burning
Replies: 9
Views: 4399

just cut a couple fins off it, should be ok unless your graphics card has a big cooler

however i've dealt with this board a fair bit and have never had any stability issues, if your case has some airflow it will not be problem with the stock heatsink.
by Slidax
Sun Jul 03, 2005 8:47 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silent Fans in Australia?
Replies: 55
Views: 15977

timmytimmytimmy wrote:Whats the price like?
$56.22 AU got charged to my creditcard for 2 x 120mm nexus fans. inc. $11 US for shipping.

that was about a week and a half ago, hopefully they will arrive by sometime next week (keyword 'hopefully')