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by narrasuj
Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:29 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: ColdWatt
Replies: 11
Views: 4376

ColdWatt

Here's a link for a supposedly new technology that reduces the heat produced by power supplies:

http://weblog.infoworld.com/sustainable ... owers.html

If this is actually true and trickled down to consumer level power supplies, this would be exciting news, IMO.
by narrasuj
Fri Nov 10, 2006 9:08 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Recommended External Enclosures?
Replies: 0
Views: 1324

Recommended External Enclosures?

I know people have posted on this before, but everything I've searched for has come up with older information or specific applications. I'm looking for a quiet enclosure to connect to my iMac. I'm simply trying to add more storage space for my videos and other random things. I'd like something that ...
by narrasuj
Fri Nov 03, 2006 4:29 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: reuse stock CPU cooler for northbridge?
Replies: 5
Views: 2316

Amourek wrote:CPU stock heatsinks are so big, they wouldn't fit on any chipset without interfering with something.
If the area is relatively clear, it may be possible to use a riser (I remember something like this from a recent article on the front page). But that is iffy. Heatpipes?
by narrasuj
Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:15 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: A 250mm fan in a uATX case??
Replies: 24
Views: 21694

How do you suppose all the air that this mother of all fans will blow into the case will exit? Perhaps through the rear fan hole, among others? I agree with you, but I think a duct would still help. Otherwise, airflow might pass around the heatsink due to decreased resistance in that pathway. With ...
by narrasuj
Thu Aug 17, 2006 4:57 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sytrin KuFormula VF1 Plus: Can Cross-Flow be Quiet?
Replies: 15
Views: 10063

Great review. I still wager that my solution beats all others when it comes to cooling high W GPU's but I have to admit that it is not the most practical or economical to set up. I tried doing a search for any of your posts concerning GPU cooling, but I didn't find anything that stood out as an exc...
by narrasuj
Mon Aug 07, 2006 11:28 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Real Men Use Butterfly Heatsinks: Apack ZeroTherm BTF80&
Replies: 35
Views: 28835

BTW, for comparison's sake, the surface area of the Zerotherm HS is given as 4,404cm2. The Zalman 9500 is 3,698cm2; the Zalman 7700 is 3,268cm2. I am sure the Ninja is bigger, tho it's not specified -- probably >5,000cm2. The Ninja is 11cm sq, so each lamella cannot have more than 121 sq cm. There ...
by narrasuj
Wed Jun 07, 2006 5:09 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: LG T1 - thin, light, supposedly quiet
Replies: 14
Views: 10677

Please, ask me if you have any other questions about the T1. I think it's a fabulous notebook for non-gaming users who don't need a lot of storage. It has an aesthetic that many SPCR members will appreciate. What's the battery life like during normal usage? Does it seem easy to potentially change t...
by narrasuj
Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:39 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New IGP motherboard for Conroe: GA-965G-DS4
Replies: 3
Views: 1506

Is it just me or does that heatsink seem like it would be pretty difficult to get a Ninja on there? I know I had difficulty putting my Ninja on and all I had were RAM sticks and other (much smaller) items. With the bulk of those heatsinks in the picture, seems like it would be practically impossible.
by narrasuj
Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:23 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Fan muffler/backpressure/turbulence experiment
Replies: 16
Views: 7332

In your experiement, is there any chance that the fan is speeding up when the restriction is introduced? I'm wondering if you are experiencing the "hair dryer effect" where a hair drier actually speeds up and gets louder if you put your hand over the intake or outtake of the hair drier. My brain is...
by narrasuj
Thu May 25, 2006 10:04 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Apple MacBook fan "mooing" sound
Replies: 4
Views: 1857

This person's problem may also be related to the problem of overheating with the MacBook Pros (extremely excessive thermal compound), but that's just a theory.
by narrasuj
Sun May 14, 2006 7:31 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Laptop Carrying bag advise? (OT not quiet related)
Replies: 6
Views: 5407

Re: Laptop Carrying bag advise? (OT not quiet related)

I just got a 17' powerbook and I am really new to owning laptops. The advice everybody is giving is very useful, which is simply tailoring to what you need/want. Another company that produces excellent quality bags is MacCase (www.mac-case.com) that designs it's bags specifically for Macs. It's a b...
by narrasuj
Mon May 01, 2006 3:33 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: How much noise from cutting a window?
Replies: 8
Views: 3983

Hey Day, What case is that? Looks good, nice shape and the rivets look good.
by narrasuj
Sun Apr 23, 2006 7:13 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet DIY OC'd Pentium D 830 System
Replies: 95
Views: 56193

Just......wow! Looks like it was loads of fun. Good job!
by narrasuj
Tue Apr 18, 2006 3:06 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: A Seasonic or a Hiper?
Replies: 18
Views: 5532

stupid wrote:Ditto with #2 & #3
I suppose saying it again would just be redundant? I agree b/c as I've come to believe, very few systems need that much wattage.
by narrasuj
Sun Apr 16, 2006 12:34 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Core Duo on Asus N4L-VM reviewed by ExtremeTech
Replies: 17
Views: 4401

AOpen has a similar 945GT based motherboard, i wonder what the difference between the 945GT and the 945GM(used in the asus) actually is? They're both made for Core Duo, the former for desktop and the latter for mobile . But I don't know the real difference either... :lol: Power consumption of VRMs?...
by narrasuj
Mon Apr 10, 2006 4:01 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: PSU Channel to the extreme?
Replies: 4
Views: 1532

PSU Channel to the extreme?

I was reading another thread about which fan configuration (number in vs. number out, etc.) when I thought of this: if a PSU channel is useful in keeping the PSU cool and preventing it from ramping up, why not provide individual channels to each heat producing component and have the channels connect...
by narrasuj
Sun Apr 09, 2006 4:19 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Build-a-Case
Replies: 6
Views: 2012

Re: Build-a-Case

I sort of get what you mean. You could either have it intaking air from the case, or have it seperate thermally from the rest of the case (If your intake is from the outside or the inside, depending on which side the fan is on). The only problem with this is that it uses up a lot of space, or it go...
by narrasuj
Sun Apr 09, 2006 3:22 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Build-a-Case
Replies: 6
Views: 2012

Re: Build-a-Case

PSU in the front? To the side? Give me your ideas. When you said this, I thought of something a bit odd, but interesting. Take a PSU with a bottom intake/fan and mount that sideways. By this, I mean that the PSU is mounted on the side, with the intake fan exposed to the side of the case (and open a...
by narrasuj
Sat Mar 18, 2006 10:59 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Cooler Master iGreen Power
Replies: 23
Views: 8710

Mr Evil wrote:
limee wrote:
Mr Evil wrote:It has a smily face on it!
where?
Top right picture, the red light just above the power switch.
Wow...sharp eye.
by narrasuj
Sat Mar 18, 2006 10:49 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Can't access Samsung HD
Replies: 6
Views: 1840

I would still suggest to check the BIOS. First, make sure the drive is recognized there. Second, make sure it is set to Enabled, or Auto, and not something like Disabled. Just did this, and it is enabled/recognized. It is set to Auto, but also gives the option of user specified HDD. Maybe I'll try ...
by narrasuj
Sat Mar 18, 2006 9:59 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Can't access Samsung HD
Replies: 6
Views: 1840

You said you set the jumper to slave - I assume you have another device set to master on the same IDE cable? If not, this could be a problem. Yes, I've got both drives setup correctly, the Maxtor as master and the Samsung as slave (for now). Does your BIOS recognize the drive? I assume so, I was ab...
by narrasuj
Sat Mar 18, 2006 9:19 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Can't access Samsung HD
Replies: 6
Views: 1840

qviri wrote:You have to format the drive first. In Windows 2000/XP, go to Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Storage -> Disk Management.
The Samsung isn't listed in Disk Management. It shows my Maxtor, partitioned into two and my two optical disk drives.
by narrasuj
Sat Mar 18, 2006 8:46 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Can't access Samsung HD
Replies: 6
Views: 1840

Can't access Samsung HD

I recently bought the Samsung Spinpoint that's on the recommended list (SP0802N), in the hopes of replacing my noisy Maxtor. At first I set it up as a slave (removing all the jumpers as I found, I believe, on the Samsung website). When I tried accessing the hard drive in windows explorer, I couldn't...
by narrasuj
Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:06 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: my quiet antec 3000b (not 56k friendly)
Replies: 15
Views: 12993

So I decided to try something different, I sandwiched two interlocking foam insert together and rested my hard drives on them. But the uneven weight of the drives caused it to sag. Which I suspected would happen, after my suspension alignment fiasco. I next cut two more peaces and tried again, this...
by narrasuj
Mon Mar 13, 2006 9:57 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 Motherboard / PSU compatibility List
Replies: 104
Views: 67443

Works with a Zalman?

Anybody try this P180 with a Zalman power supply (such as the one listed in my sig?). If it doesn't work, I'll just go for the P150 instead.
by narrasuj
Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:07 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Apple iMac w/Intel Core Duo: A User's Review
Replies: 86
Views: 70957

Hardware Monitoring....

I wonder, can anyone install any hardware monitoring utilities on the new macs and check the CPU/Hard Drive temperatures? It should be possible since OSX unix based after all. There are plenty of widgets available to run in Dashboard that could be used for that purpose. The best one I can think of ...
by narrasuj
Sun Mar 12, 2006 5:12 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: MacBook Pro
Replies: 0
Views: 2430

MacBook Pro

Anybody know how loud/quiet or any temps for the MacBook Pro? Just considering it as a possibility for this summer or so, so I'm curious if it is as quiet as previous Mac laptops. Thanks!
by narrasuj
Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:42 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7900GT and 7900GTX reviews are out
Replies: 37
Views: 10238

Aftermarket coolers....

Has anybody heard anything about the measurements of these cards (to fit aftermarket coolers like the Zalman or an AC cooler)?
by narrasuj
Thu Mar 02, 2006 2:32 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Making the best out of it: P180 (Dialup Warning)
Replies: 14
Views: 8187

Question

Great cabling ideas (I really appreciate any cable ideas, I'm considering a P180), but does it affect the thermal separation idea? i.e. Does the heat from the hard drives rise up any into the upper chamber? Just wondering. Still, great ideas (though I agree with the above poster whether I'd be able ...
by narrasuj
Mon Feb 27, 2006 3:46 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Recommendation for Socket 478 Board
Replies: 11
Views: 3822

Looking to upgrade the entire PC

I'm just looking for a well featured board so I can upgrade my computer, in general. Are there any 478 boards that support PCI-Express? Current vid card is a 9800 Pro with the Artic Cooling Silencer on it, was thinking of upgrading to something more powerful (tho nothing excessive). If not, I'll jus...