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by Ironic
Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: strange noise from psu
Replies: 0
Views: 3017

strange noise from psu

Hello I'm using an old seasonic from 2005 and it has started making weird noise lately. You can hear what it sounds like with the link below. It does not come from the fan, I disconnected it and it makes no difference at all. It's driving me nuts. Has someone an idea of what's going on? https://soun...
by Ironic
Tue Feb 28, 2006 3:07 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooling an AMD X2 3800; Third Party vs. New Fan?
Replies: 20
Views: 6393

If I had a good spare 92mm fan, replacing the stock one is what I would try first. That's what I did with my 3000+ (which is a bit overclocked at stock voltage). I have the box heatsink with a 92mm SE2 mounted with wire and I find the result satisfying. The 3800+ is not exactly in the same league as...
by Ironic
Tue Feb 28, 2006 3:07 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooling an AMD X2 3800; Third Party vs. New Fan?
Replies: 20
Views: 6393

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by Ironic
Thu Dec 29, 2005 9:09 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: A table of cantilever forces for HSs and HSFs
Replies: 7
Views: 2930

This is very interesting.
thanks.
by Ironic
Sat Dec 24, 2005 8:42 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7800gt power consumption?
Replies: 3
Views: 1274

That should help you.
The 6600GT power consumption is about 45-50w at load.

http://www.tomshardware.fr/article3d.ph ... NumPage=40
by Ironic
Sat Dec 03, 2005 7:09 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: RENAMED - Intel Yonah review thread
Replies: 69
Views: 29257

When you have a chipset heatsink reaching 95°c, you can be sure it dissipates some serious watts. But I read an article where they evaluated the power consumption of different chipsets on amd and intel systems and some of the lastest ones made by intel for the pentium4 drew about as much as the nfor...
by Ironic
Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:41 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 26 power supplies reviewed by matbe.com - Best seasonic ?
Replies: 19
Views: 6379

Yeah, I really liked matbe psu tests but lately I have begun to lose a little trust in their accuracy and protocol. First, they don't test psus inside a case. Then, their configuration is just a power hungry beast, not reflecting common setups and even less, silence oriented ones. It remains interes...
by Ironic
Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:02 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New Zalman Psu
Replies: 7
Views: 1942

The new ones seem to be modified greenpower fortron.
Maybe they did just change the fan and the finish.
by Ironic
Wed Nov 30, 2005 10:29 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: RENAMED - Intel Yonah review thread
Replies: 69
Views: 29257

35w is a number I find hard to believe for a double core amd. Well you don't have to . :wink: Some people just can't believe that there's no more low power than PM. Why? Maybe becasue in every single test they have seen comparing the A64 (or turion) with the pentium m, the intel have been ahead in ...
by Ironic
Wed Nov 30, 2005 6:23 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic SS-300SFD 80 Plus SFX12V power supply
Replies: 43
Views: 29184

that image Imagedoes not mean it's a 80plus certified version. It's just part of the iconographic stuff you found on most recent seasonic psus boxes.
by Ironic
Wed Nov 30, 2005 6:11 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: RENAMED - Intel Yonah review thread
Replies: 69
Views: 29257

2 - I was talking about dual core of course, the coolest running dual core AMD I've seen (don't know all models) runs at 2.2 GHz and 35 W (Opteron 175), the problem is just to find them since you first have to start it up to know the TDP.. 35w is a number I find hard to believe for a double core am...
by Ironic
Tue Nov 29, 2005 9:21 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic SS-300SFD 80 Plus SFX12V power supply
Replies: 43
Views: 29184

Thank you, Mike C, for these clarifications.

Since I've finally made my choice of psu after this test, I will no longer bother you with my 80+ concerns :lol:
by Ironic
Tue Nov 29, 2005 6:59 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic SS-300SFD 80 Plus SFX12V power supply
Replies: 43
Views: 29184

Excellent review as usual of an excellent psu. But I'm a little annoyed with seasonic about the 80 plus thing. These models are nowhere to be found in oem. In europe, there is a german popular site for buying oem seasonic. They have the oem s12 (except the 400HT) but since it's not mentionned that i...
by Ironic
Tue Nov 29, 2005 7:05 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Loud Xbox 360
Replies: 88
Views: 83126

Dunno about any TDP's but I don't think it will be as low as some dual core K8's hitting 35 W . We're talking about three cores, not two. I think you would be quite surprised. It may be 3 cores, but they are greatly simplified in comparison to modern PC CPUs. I think 25-35W would be a good guess. O...
by Ironic
Tue Nov 08, 2005 3:32 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: FSP Green PS FSP400-60GLN
Replies: 40
Views: 32382

I have read several reviews of this psu (french, chinese, english) and it's the first time I see a ball bearing yate loon inside. If fortron has changed his supplier, it's probably a smart move since the previous fan did not seem good. In france, this fortron can be found at a very low price conside...
by Ironic
Wed Aug 24, 2005 10:04 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I desire [xxx] most in my life.
Replies: 41
Views: 17064

happiness and longevity? :lol:
by Ironic
Tue Aug 09, 2005 1:11 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: CrystalCPUID: User Configurable Cool 'n' Quiet
Replies: 106
Views: 84041

May the frequent voltage changes made by crystalcpuid or coolandquiet shorten the life of the cpu and the motherboard?
by Ironic
Fri Aug 05, 2005 8:30 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: NF4 passive chipset heatsink warning
Replies: 51
Views: 21783

A friend of mine bought a targa 3400+ which has a 2.2ghz athlon 64, a non-sli nf4 gigabyte MB with passive cooling for the chipset, a passive geforce 6600, and no fan at all except the 8cm one in the fortron psu. It was sold in this configuration. With the same kind of device as Auz used, with case ...
by Ironic
Thu Aug 04, 2005 12:49 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 350W(?) decent price for following system
Replies: 4
Views: 1380

I would not recommend this one since it's an old fortron model. Its efficiency is low. The new version called bluestorm or fsp350-60THN seems a better choice.
Still cheap and probably better, if you can get them, there are the seasonics 301HT/351HT.
by Ironic
Thu Jul 21, 2005 4:24 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: new FSP Green Power with 85% efficiency
Replies: 88
Views: 47326

Looks like it's a sleeve bearing protechnic.
Go to the amacrox site, they have a link to a french review (pc update).
It seems to be a good psu.

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by Ironic
Thu Jul 21, 2005 4:17 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Cooler Master Realpower 450 or Seasonic 380/430??
Replies: 13
Views: 2575

The s12 330 has only 8A on the 12V1 which is the line who supplies the graphics card and the HDs. It may be enough, may be not, depending on the rest of the setup. As far as I know, both 12v lines can't be combined on the s12.
by Ironic
Sun Jul 03, 2005 1:58 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: power consumption of nforce3/4?
Replies: 6
Views: 2507

power consumption of nforce3/4?

Does anybody the power consumption of the nforce3 and 4 for amd?
I saw that it was about half the one of the nforce intel edition which was 29, so it would make about 15.
Can anyone confirm that? It seems low.

And where does the chipset draw its power from, the 3V, 5v or 12v?
by Ironic
Fri Jul 01, 2005 4:49 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: new FSP Green Power with 85% efficiency
Replies: 88
Views: 47326

In case anyone is curious, I asked Fortron if the circuit board on the Green Power was the same as on their fanless Zen PSU and they said no. Yes, there's about a 4.5% efficiency difference between the 2. Here's a link to what seems a very serious test. It's in chinese but charts are understandable...
by Ironic
Tue Jun 28, 2005 5:12 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 12v lines on low power psus
Replies: 3
Views: 1054

Very interesting links. Thanks
It's true that it does not look as bad as I thought.
It's certainly ok with my current setup and may stand a gpu upgrade.
The low consumption of the 9600xt is really amazing..
I hope ati will make a good power efficient/fast video card in the future.
by Ironic
Tue Jun 28, 2005 2:59 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 12v lines on low power psus
Replies: 3
Views: 1054

12v lines on low power psus

Hi guys I'm interested in the 300W fortron zen fanless but I'm having concerns about its ability to power an up to date system. This psu has 2 12v lines: -12V1 8A -12V2 14A (those are the same specs as the 330w seasonic s12) If I understand things right, the 12V2 is dedicated to the cpu and the 12V1...