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by Mystr_Byrnz
Tue Sep 05, 2006 6:23 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Zalman on the upcoming X1950?
Replies: 12
Views: 4735

I'm not sure about the specs or power draw, but looking at the card without the massive cooler, it looks like your standard GPU surrounded by Ram. I'm also curious about this combo. Zalman's website says the cooler will work with 1900 series cards, but I'm not sure if that's old copy that doesn't re...
by Mystr_Byrnz
Sun Dec 25, 2005 4:55 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DFI nF4 SLI Infinity Good Board??
Replies: 4
Views: 1822

One more thing. I've done some searches, and besides the usual unhappy customer here and there, I can't find too much info about this board. Are there any peculiarities/funky issues I might come across during setup that you could give me the edge on or what everything easy and smooth? Thanks again.
by Mystr_Byrnz
Sun Dec 25, 2005 2:14 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DFI nF4 SLI Infinity Good Board??
Replies: 4
Views: 1822

Thanks for the input. :) I really like the layout of the board, which is the main reason I want it. My current board layout is one of the worst I've seen, and I only realised how bad it was AFTER I got it all set up. I think the new board will provide better cooling for my vid card, because atm my 7...
by Mystr_Byrnz
Sat Dec 24, 2005 7:48 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DFI nF4 SLI Infinity Good Board??
Replies: 4
Views: 1822

DFI nF4 SLI Infinity Good Board??

What do you guys think/know about this motherboard?

I'd of course swap the NB fan for a passive Zalman, but I'm curious if anyone knows anything about this board.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/CustRatin ... 6813136164
by Mystr_Byrnz
Sat Dec 17, 2005 2:21 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Setting up a P180?
Replies: 9
Views: 2647

Will an eVGA 7800GTX fit in the P150 easily?


It's damn near impossible with my P180 if I use a HDD in the top chamber.
by Mystr_Byrnz
Sun Dec 11, 2005 4:57 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Two NV Silencer for 7800GTX questions
Replies: 11
Views: 2432

I used to use that cooler and I would say count on losing the two PCI slots closest to your gfx card.

Bottom one would be usable without a doubt.
by Mystr_Byrnz
Sun Dec 11, 2005 4:54 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus A8R-MVP.....best S939 motherboard?
Replies: 52
Views: 17741

Hey Ryan.

How is stability with this board? I'm sick of having to tip-toe around my nForce4 board when updating/installing drivers.

Was setup smooth and easy or was it a pain like many nForce4 boards can be?

Thanks in advance
by Mystr_Byrnz
Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:40 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Best motherboard - No SLI
Replies: 5
Views: 2526

I'm curious if the drivers on the ATI chipset are actually. . .you know. . .good. The most annoying thing about my nForce4 board is the crappy drivers. I can't even install the IDE drivers if I want my PC to boot. nvidia really needs to work on that. I should be able to install every bit of the inst...
by Mystr_Byrnz
Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:33 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus A8R-MVP.....best S939 motherboard?
Replies: 52
Views: 17741

now, IMO, this board is just about as perfect as can be. it still doesnt have DVI, but the board layout is just about as good as you can ask for. plus i love how they put the pci-e 1x slot between the 16x and pci slots, so when you use an aftermarket gpu cooler your not blocking any "important" exp...
by Mystr_Byrnz
Sat Dec 03, 2005 7:01 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 HD chamber is BAD!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 8106

I've been told that hard drives get worn in like a pair of shoes to their orientation. I don't know how true it is, but it makes sense to me. Basically, if your drives have been mounted in a horizontal configuration for a long time, they might act up if you move them to a vertical mount, since the b...
by Mystr_Byrnz
Sat Nov 26, 2005 3:19 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best cooler for Nvidia 7800gtx?
Replies: 13
Views: 4129

Big Fat Duck wrote:the stock cooling on the 7800GTX is utter crap, have you ever looked at the TIM on the inside? Its like white crap with threads in it.. really cheap. Only the gpu has proper paste.

Yeah. It is really crappy product. I replaced all the thermal paste with AC ceramique before I modded my card.
by Mystr_Byrnz
Fri Nov 25, 2005 6:26 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best cooler for Nvidia 7800gtx?
Replies: 13
Views: 4129

Go here, and do this mod. http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.aspx?catid=37&threadid=1687685&enterthread=y I tried this after using a VF700, and it keeps the card just as cool as the zalman, but it is sooooooo much quieter. And I even used a fan that isn't sold as a quiet product. Great mod that...
by Mystr_Byrnz
Sun Nov 20, 2005 4:30 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Look at this monstrocity from Giga-byte
Replies: 2
Views: 1519

As an Abit Fatal1ty owner (regretably) that is great commentary. :)

That thing is hideous.
by Mystr_Byrnz
Sun Nov 20, 2005 4:28 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: p180 chipset ram cooling secondary fan
Replies: 9
Views: 2798

In the review of the P180, the above was proven to be true as far as I remember. Your current config of bringing air in the top and out the back provided best cooling for the CPU, but left airflow pretty much non-existent in the lower section of the top chamber. I suggest either adding an intake fan...
by Mystr_Byrnz
Sat Nov 19, 2005 2:36 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GlacialTech NorthPole 1000 "15dBA VGA Cooler"
Replies: 7
Views: 3127

Damn. doesn't look compatible with the 7800gtx. The VF700 is the loudest component in my machine, and I want to replace it.

Not a fan of the AC Silencer, so I'm always looking for another good competitor.
by Mystr_Byrnz
Sun Nov 13, 2005 11:48 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Antec P180 system: finally entering the 21st century!
Replies: 22
Views: 12514

WoW. I like how the chipset cooler is being (very, I would think) actively cooled by the silencer. Does the nb cooler create any turbulence being that close to the silencer blades? Really cool mod. If only the rev. 3 cooler was good at keeping my vid ram cool. :( Other than that fact, I like the dar...
by Mystr_Byrnz
Sat Oct 29, 2005 2:08 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 9500 = jet landing
Replies: 3
Views: 1798

I have the cooler as well, and on the lowest fanmate setting it cools better than my cnps7000 and is quieter. I can barely hear it.

I agree. On high speed it is very loud.

I'm thinking maybe you got a bad fan if you cannot lower its speed.
by Mystr_Byrnz
Sat Oct 29, 2005 9:57 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: NVSilencer5 Rev3 vs VF700
Replies: 39
Views: 11044

The AC is quieter than the zalman.
by Mystr_Byrnz
Fri Oct 28, 2005 6:03 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Zalman Reality Check.
Replies: 11
Views: 3618

my 7800gtx with the zalman runs around 43idle and maxes out around 70 at load.

I turn the fan up to 12v with the fan controller to game, and run it at 5v when idle. it is easily the loudest fan in my computer.
by Mystr_Byrnz
Fri Oct 28, 2005 5:53 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: NVSilencer5 Rev3 vs VF700
Replies: 39
Views: 11044

I contacted the vendor from whom I bought my AC Silencer Rev.3, and he told me the recall was in regard to the power plug problem. I fixed that easily. I read about the RAM tape not sticking very well on a review, but I didn't have any problem at all with that. It stuck very well using the RAM Sink ...
by Mystr_Byrnz
Wed Oct 26, 2005 6:47 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: NVSilencer5 Rev3 vs VF700
Replies: 39
Views: 11044

Is the RAM cooling good with the thermalrite?

Also. Do you think that cooler would fit the 7800GTX? I'm not sure how similar its build is to the GT model.

Thanks.
by Mystr_Byrnz
Sun Oct 23, 2005 4:31 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: NVSilencer5 Rev3 vs VF700
Replies: 39
Views: 11044

^^^ Where did you get that news? Dammit, and I just reinstalled mine.

I bet it's a problem with the fan cabling being wrong. I fixed that easily enough.
by Mystr_Byrnz
Sun Oct 16, 2005 11:41 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: nForce4 mobos we know Speedfan doesn't work with
Replies: 10
Views: 3423

the Abit AN8 Fatal1y SLi works with Speedfan for reading temps, but there is no fan control available.
by Mystr_Byrnz
Sat Oct 15, 2005 8:39 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: NVSilencer5 Rev3 vs VF700
Replies: 39
Views: 11044

Maybe it's through fault of my own that my RAM is hotter with the AC than the Zalman, but I wouldn't think so. You see, I installed the AC cooler properly on the underside of the card, but left the RAM sinks on the top side from the Zalman cooler. The flimsy, aluminum(looks/feels like) RAM sink from...
by Mystr_Byrnz
Fri Oct 14, 2005 5:42 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: NVSilencer5 Rev3 vs VF700
Replies: 39
Views: 11044

I'm currently in a struggle between which of these coolers will get to stay on my 7800GTX. I've had the Zalman since I got my rig built along with a 7000ALcu for the CPU. They both have done a decent job for me, but I've always suffered from a higher SYS and PWM temp than I would like.(I don't know ...
by Mystr_Byrnz
Sun Oct 09, 2005 3:15 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: So without AAM, im basically stuck with those access noise?
Replies: 10
Views: 2648

Thanks.

After posting, I did a google on the term. Am I going to take a noticeable performance hit by enabling AAM?
by Mystr_Byrnz
Sun Oct 09, 2005 2:55 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: So without AAM, im basically stuck with those access noise?
Replies: 10
Views: 2648

at the risk of sounding like a n00b, what's AAM?

I have a Maxtor 200gb SATA drive. Is AAM a setting I need to enable or should it come enabled by default?
by Mystr_Byrnz
Sun Oct 09, 2005 1:41 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: NVSilencer5 Rev3 Released
Replies: 18
Views: 4052

newegg is out of stock right now, but the frozen site at the top of this thread has some. I ordered mine. As soon as I install it, I'll post back with results as compared to my Zalman VF700. I also have a CNPS9500 on order. With the push/pull effect in my P180 also with the vid card heat getting sho...
by Mystr_Byrnz
Sat Oct 08, 2005 2:41 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: NVSilencer5 Rev3 Released
Replies: 18
Views: 4052

My VF700 has ramsinks.

I'm going to buy the AC cooler. I like the idea of it venting the heat from the back of the case. The only thing I don't like about my zalman, besides the kinda noisy fan is the large amount of heat dispersed into the case.
by Mystr_Byrnz
Sat Sep 17, 2005 12:47 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: acaurora's BLACK P180 ;P (Narrowband warning!)
Replies: 19
Views: 25797

Very Nice! :)