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by notareal
Wed Jan 24, 2007 3:07 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800 GTX not loud at all
Replies: 43
Views: 28935

Can you control the fan speed of a 8800 gts/gtx? Rivatuner, Expert tool or so. I have understood that with rivatuner you can. Anyway when I was testing sound levels of the fan with my duck, I used rivatuner in manual mode and it worked fine. I did leave controlling the fan for 8800 gts job as using...
by notareal
Wed Jan 24, 2007 2:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How do you merge Realplayer RM files
Replies: 6
Views: 2608

I manage RM files by not using them. :) I've always hated Real Player, ever since I realized that every time I used it, it was reactivating its spy-ware component. No matter how many times I turned it off, it would always come back. I haven't used it in years, and I don't know if they still do that...
by notareal
Sat Dec 30, 2006 11:18 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 140mm fan experience and where to buy?
Replies: 18
Views: 8069

Bluefront wrote:Here's the 140mm Yate Loon at Jab-tech

Anybody have this fan? Any I wonder how it runs at low voltage....it's cheap enough. :D
I have a Silencio-edition D14SL-12, runs fine at 6V.
by notareal
Sat Dec 30, 2006 10:57 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800 GTX not loud at all
Replies: 43
Views: 28935

Sorry no pics, but spotted quite similar solution . My duct is a bit larger, covers all empty slots and has no external fan. Not bad. I do have one empty slot below the card, so something like that might work. Is there a recommended tape for this sort of thing? I might also try a slot cooler to act...
by notareal
Thu Dec 21, 2006 6:29 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800 GTX not loud at all
Replies: 43
Views: 28935

I was quite buzzed about temperatures with the card. It seems that heatsink airflow has really bad design. Even the cooler is two slot model and is supposed to exhaust warm air, most if the air is actually blown inside the case from four oddly placed openings in cover of the heatsink. A little duck...
by notareal
Thu Dec 07, 2006 11:19 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800 GTX not loud at all
Replies: 43
Views: 28935

There is almost 3 cm free space behind the 8800GTS, so 8800GTX might fit in P150 (I will not say it fits, but seems close, up to you if you try), if there is no HD behind it. EDIT: if you want, I can measure exactly how much there is space between the 8800GTS and HDD cage. If this still interests, ...
by notareal
Fri Nov 24, 2006 1:47 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is your P150 HDD suspension rubber band OK?
Replies: 99
Views: 75636

I have to change my vote from "Ok" to "No, it snapped!". Good news is that HDD did survive the shock and Antec is sending replacement parts. I had a plan to change those rubber bands, but some how I did forgot. So if you still are using those old rubber bands do change them to something that wont br...
by notareal
Sat Nov 18, 2006 2:35 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GeForce 8800 GTX not very power hungry?
Replies: 51
Views: 24380

I've got the XFX 8800 GTX. And its loud :-( At 2d its ok at 3d forget its a screamer. Its like the stock fan on the 1900xtx. I hope zalman or artic cooling comes out with a silent solution for this soon :-( I do have similar experience with Asus 8800GTS. I am puzzled, perhaps those fans do vary a l...
by notareal
Wed Nov 15, 2006 2:13 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800 GTX not loud at all
Replies: 43
Views: 28935

No. The P150 / Solo is 2-3 cm shorter than needed for the 8800 GTX. Are you sure? That's not good... I recently ordered a Solo and 8800 GTX. It does fit in a P180, right? I have 8800GTS and P150. It's fairly quiet when idle, but but loud when 3D. I'd say when it idles or in 2D it's similar to tri-c...
by notareal
Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:54 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Zero Moving Parts 120mm Fan Project
Replies: 22
Views: 9939

by notareal
Mon Jun 26, 2006 4:19 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: I’m looking for feedback on NVidia 6150 based motherboards
Replies: 41
Views: 19029

I am happy with MSI K8NGM2-FID. It's really a solid MB, just setup and forgot it. btw SpeedFan beta works fine with it.
by notareal
Sun Jun 11, 2006 1:41 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: SpeedFan 4.29 beta supports MSI K8NGM2-FID
Replies: 4
Views: 1721

Where the AUX fan connector on the board? Mine only has CPU, NB and SYS. Can't make NB fan to report on PCAlert 4. Gonna try the beta out.. Opps, read AUX = NB Fan. Anyway, NB Fan connector is useles in terms of controll as it does not report the fan speed. Wonder if that can be fixed with a new bi...
by notareal
Sun Jun 04, 2006 1:40 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: SpeedFan 4.29 beta supports MSI K8NGM2-FID
Replies: 4
Views: 1721

SpeedFan 4.29 beta supports MSI K8NGM2-FID

SpeedFan 4.29 beta 7 supports MSI K8NGM2-FID. It can change CPU fan speed smoothly but only report SYS Fan speeds. Edit: Does not report AUX fan speed.
by notareal
Wed May 24, 2006 12:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P150 owners, please post pictures of your setup
Replies: 34
Views: 16842

My quiet box (mouse silver/grey/black not seen in picture). A HP f2105 do fit really well next to the P150 (but it does have some terrible sounding speakers). Next to the f2105 is trusty old AKG K-501 is what I mainly use when I listen someting. The IBM SK-8806 keyboard is unfortunatelly black, but...
by notareal
Tue May 09, 2006 3:41 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NeoHE "High-Efficiency"
Replies: 606
Views: 403910

We have replaced free of charge some 1200 units due to the incompatibility with some versions of Asus A8N or P5 family. I wonder why there is no public confirmation about the problem with the NeoHE and MSI K8NGM2-FID if onboard GPU is used. MSI support have informed me that there may be an issue: "...
by notareal
Thu May 04, 2006 3:42 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Low power system not booting with high efficiency PSU?!
Replies: 84
Views: 122381

Mike, I hope you'll let us know when the new crop of high-efficiency power supplies becomes available that doesn't need third-party modifications to work. I don't think this issue is a widespread as you might perceive. There are lots of people building systems with these supplies (like myself) with...
by notareal
Sat Apr 15, 2006 2:25 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: A loading resistor for picky PSUs?
Replies: 18
Views: 6783

As for the small surface of the resistor it should be countered by the quite large cooler it's attached to. Or do you mean to tell me that your wire resistor has more surface area than the resistor cooler I use?!?! :shock: ...... ;) Those two resistor I used have total surface area ~18 cm2 or great...
by notareal
Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:35 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: A loading resistor for picky PSUs?
Replies: 18
Views: 6783

I got around to installing a power resistor in my system. Now I can keep my fans at the lowest speed even at startup. :D But I have to say, “fairly warm” was no exaggeration. ;) In non moving air my resistor runs at about 65°C. Sounds correct, the surface of the resistor is quite small. I used two ...
by notareal
Tue Apr 11, 2006 2:18 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Neo HE PSU Users Poll
Replies: 355
Views: 432089

Re: Solution in brief

The Antec Neo HE PSU has to have a minimum current draw on each 12V rail or it just turns off and will seem like a defective PSU. So if you're computer is not turning on , just add more stuff in your case to consume power and it is best to put some power consuming device attached to the first and l...
by notareal
Mon Apr 10, 2006 5:04 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NeoHE "High-Efficiency"
Replies: 606
Views: 403910

silverwolf0 wrote:Would a 7600gt do? That's probably the only semi-hungry component in my computer to be.
I am pritty sure it will be enough.
by notareal
Sun Apr 09, 2006 5:33 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NeoHE "High-Efficiency"
Replies: 606
Views: 403910

I just got my p150 case today with the NeoHE. Can someone tell me what are the chances it will screw up with my computer? I am waiting for my MSI K8NGM2-FID to arrive Monday and am worried that it might not work with it. What are the chances? My power supply doesn't have a revision number on it. Th...
by notareal
Fri Apr 07, 2006 6:11 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Aerocool 140 mm Streamliner compatibility?
Replies: 11
Views: 7164

I looked at the existing space in my SLK3000B, around the back 120 mm fan. Top, bottom and right there should be just enough space for a 140 mm fan, but not to the left. The case door is closer than 10 mm (about 6 mm I think), so I wouldn't be able to close the door. I suppose other Antec cases hav...
by notareal
Fri Apr 07, 2006 3:42 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NeoHE "High-Efficiency"
Replies: 606
Views: 403910

I asked Antec support (Europe) if I can identify my PSU as properly functioning or a potential trouble maker. The response (after a second try) was: "The serial number should start with 0512 or higher." I haven't read anything about this before; is it something they made up to get rid of me or some...
by notareal
Sun Mar 26, 2006 4:01 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NeoHE "High-Efficiency"
Replies: 606
Views: 403910

I appreciate the fact that AntecRep posted this information, but his post refers (apart from the warranty sticker part) only to the "Asus motherboard issue", and does not mention problems with other motherboards which may or may not be related. They definetly should change the status of this NeoHE ...
by notareal
Sun Mar 26, 2006 3:27 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P150 front door
Replies: 13
Views: 3455

Re: P150 front door

HiFi wrote:does anyone else have trouble getting the USB ports to lineup with the holes in the front door of the P150?
No problems with USB ports,
by notareal
Fri Mar 24, 2006 10:49 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: notareal's quiet box
Replies: 7
Views: 5013

JazzJackRabbit wrote:No comments about hardware setup (well, get a ducted ninja and you're golden), but let me get this straight - you're playing half life 2 on integrated graphics??? Just how many fps are you getting? :lol:


Around 27. Barelly playable.
by notareal
Fri Mar 24, 2006 6:05 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: notareal's quiet box
Replies: 7
Views: 5013

Looks nice. Couple of questions: where is the duct attached to the front of the PSU leading to? It appears to stop at the 5.25" bay cover... or am I missing something? The crude and easy duct uses the top 5.25" bay. It's basically a piece of carpet bent to a U shape and stuck between the PSU and th...
by notareal
Fri Mar 24, 2006 5:24 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: notareal's quiet box
Replies: 7
Views: 5013

notareal's quiet box

I did order a Antec P150 for this box after reading nice reviews it did got. Later problems with the NeoHE spoiled the impression of this excellent case. In spite of the problems, I would not change the case. Cable management, HD suspension, quiet PSU (when it works) and style - all in one box is ha...
by notareal
Thu Mar 23, 2006 12:44 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help! NeoHE "minimum load of 1A on all +12V rails"
Replies: 32
Views: 15795

Can't you ust put one resistor in there and fix everything? I'm no physics wiz so I really have no idea, but your circuit looks way too complex, honestly. If you can build a PC, this should be rather easy to make. I did build it using a terminal strip , no soldering needed. Just look how cmcquistio...
by notareal
Thu Mar 23, 2006 2:45 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: A loading resistor for picky PSUs?
Replies: 18
Views: 6783

Here's a simple circuit I used to solve the power on problem of the NeoHE. Thanks to cmcquistion's Terminal Block controller and Falstad's Circuit Simulator . notareal's simple diode fan controller with a dummy load aka the NeoHE FIX. D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 D6 +---|>|---+---|>|---+---|>|---+---|>|---+---|>|...