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by JonV
Thu Jul 06, 2006 1:33 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gainward 7600GT
Replies: 13
Views: 5411

But why not choose a stock cooler that happens to be fanless? That certainly guarantees silence, and I fail to see the downside.
by JonV
Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:49 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: microatx conroe mobo?
Replies: 4
Views: 1991

And here for a comprehensive list of good mATX motherboards - it lists seven Conroe-supporting boards.
by JonV
Mon Jun 26, 2006 6:16 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Any sign of the i-RAM 2?
Replies: 16
Views: 5756

It was shown at Computex , with a release date "several months" away. The power details confuse me - they seem to be saying that it'll be powered by a standard molex, but they also say that data will be kept as long as there's "standby power". I didn't think "standby power" involved any power going ...
by JonV
Sun Jun 25, 2006 3:18 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7900GT passive stock cooling from MSI
Replies: 48
Views: 25112

A quick search at european pricewatching sites seems to indicate a price of about 2/3 of an average 7900GTX card.
by JonV
Sun Jun 25, 2006 2:02 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HELP :/
Replies: 2
Views: 1223

It's too late to be of any use to you, of course, but that cooler isn't meant to be installed on the 7800GT without the ZM80D-IK1 kit mentioned here . Not sure how you enlarged the holes, so it's hard to tell if the process may have caused your problem. If I were to guess from your description of th...
by JonV
Sat Jun 17, 2006 1:42 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7900GT passive stock cooling from MSI
Replies: 48
Views: 25112

7900GT passive stock cooling from MSI

http://www.msi.com.tw/images/product_img/vga_img/S_V066_7900GT-VT2D256EZ.gif As far as I'm aware, this makes for two firsts: The first 7900GT with passive stock cooling, and the first high-end MSI card with passive stock cooling. I'm thinking that unless I see some reviews showing good cooling perf...
by JonV
Thu Jun 08, 2006 6:42 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What solution to choose for 7900GT?
Replies: 8
Views: 3119

The Schooner will cool your new card just fine. It cools my 7800GT, which runs slightly hotter than a 7900GT, and the general airflow in my case (from a single Nexus 120mm at 5V-9V) isn't significantly higher than yours. In fact, if you believe X-bit labs' power measurements, a 7900GT should have ju...
by JonV
Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:31 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: VGA Cooler Roundup: A Thermalright, two Zalmans, and an Arct
Replies: 54
Views: 34945

and possibly, one from Scythe. Since the only VGA coolers listed on Scythe's site are the ones from Arctic Cooling, I'm hoping/assuming you mean a new product, something we haven't heard of before. Could it be this thing? http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Computex2006/Scythe/images/vga_small.jpg L...
by JonV
Tue Jun 06, 2006 4:48 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New passive VGA coolers from startup company Aero-Case
Replies: 131
Views: 90272

Whenever a company boasts a mouthful it always makes me think of thermaltake. Lots and lots of PR mixed with some chest thumping (Tarzan anyone?) and some exaggeration (for example 7900gt cards can be colled with aerocool coolers almost passively). I'm not sure what, if any, connection you're tryin...
by JonV
Mon May 29, 2006 5:12 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive Geforce 7900GT (Aerocool VM-102, Scythe Ninja, P180)
Replies: 31
Views: 19426

Engine wrote:What direction are you blowing the Nexus at the rear? Inward, or outward?
Outward.
by JonV
Sat May 27, 2006 4:43 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright XP-90 review
Replies: 75
Views: 72061

PPGMD wrote:Intresting. Did it come in a pack like that?
In case anyone's still wondering, it's the XP-90RT, a "retail package" version which includes a fan and is featured on Thermalright's own web pages right here.
by JonV
Sat May 27, 2006 1:35 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive Geforce 7900GT (Aerocool VM-102, Scythe Ninja, P180)
Replies: 31
Views: 19426

That's...audacious. And, apparently, effective. I can offer my setup as another data point... slightly different components, but similarly audacious: An Athlon64 X2 4200+ (2 x 2.2Ghz) and a 7800GT, both passively cooled - the CPU with a fanless Ninja and the GPU with a Thermaltake Schooner. The onl...
by JonV
Sat Apr 01, 2006 4:25 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: The Samsung solid state notebook....
Replies: 2
Views: 3476

No, Samsung has definitely announced a 32GB solid-state drive . It's not an April Fool's joke - they even showed laptops equipped with such drives as prototypes at this year's CeBIT. They're apparently slated to go into production late this year. Pricing hasn't been announced, and I'm guessing it'll...
by JonV
Thu Feb 23, 2006 2:35 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is a 5v Nexus enough to cool the Antec Phantom?
Replies: 13
Views: 4379

Does anyone have a couple drives running in the lower chamber of a P180 with one of these Phantom babies? I've 2x Maxline SATA drives, nexus @ 7v, followed by the Phantom 350 and boy does that sucker heat up. The HDD's are quite warm to touch, even with nice fresh air being sucked over them. The dr...
by JonV
Sun Nov 13, 2005 6:18 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus A8N-SLI Premium (/w Antec P180 & Scythe Ninja)
Replies: 15
Views: 4435

wundi wrote:A quick question: have you tried controlling the Nexus fan via BIOS or other software?
I find I get great results using just the Q-Fan feature on the CPU and CHA1 headers. The Nexus is very very quiet at the low speed, and only ramps up during gaming.
by JonV
Fri Nov 04, 2005 11:50 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quick question to P180 owners:
Replies: 4
Views: 1663

It's not suspension, but instead of the standard mounting my drives are enclosed and well decoupled in the P180's lower chamber. This makes them completely inaudible under normal conditions. But that's just me being extremely sensitive about drive noise. I think the grommets in the P180 are extremel...
by JonV
Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:59 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What software to use to see my computer temp?
Replies: 18
Views: 4427

It's really starting to sound like you have a faulty temperature sensor in that HD. That model really shouldn't be running so hot under those conditions, and if it doesn't feel like it's that hot either, all the more reason to suspect the reading isn't very accurate. I have two hard drives in Silent...
by JonV
Sun Oct 16, 2005 7:24 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What software to use to see my computer temp?
Replies: 18
Views: 4427

however.. my HD is around 63-65C range during idle n' gaming... is that okey? I read the HD fao... they said the "safe" temp should be under 55C.. I'm not one to be paranoid about HD temps, but 63-65C is definitely *not* ok. You should definitely keep it below the safe temp, preferrably below 50C a...
by JonV
Sun Oct 16, 2005 6:53 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Temperature monitoring *in linux*
Replies: 12
Views: 6047

ckolivas wrote:sensors | grep CPU
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Ah, well, I was more referring to the sed stuff. Mangling the text to extract just the number.
by JonV
Sun Oct 16, 2005 6:38 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Temperature monitoring *in linux*
Replies: 12
Views: 6047

I happened to be fiddling with this just earlier today. I put together an incredibly crude little script to list the interesting sensor readings from various programs. Just thought I'd post it here in case it could be of use to anyone: #!/bin/sh echo "CPU:" `sensors | tail -14 | head -1 | sed "s/°.*...
by JonV
Thu Oct 13, 2005 11:41 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P150
Replies: 16
Views: 7312

pcweltz wrote:Also, I'd rather not have to re-buy white bezel drives to replace my current black ones.
You don't have to do that, they're stealthed. Unless you mean the floppy drive.
by JonV
Tue Oct 11, 2005 5:01 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 Temps
Replies: 10
Views: 4421

The A8N-SLI Premium has no sensor on the NF4 chipset - the "system" temp is somewhere else on the board, not sure where. The actual chipset can get extremely hot unless there's plenty of airflow. In my very low airflow system I've measured temperatures up to 75C with a simple sensor stuck to the top...
by JonV
Tue Oct 11, 2005 3:49 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What do you think of the Nexus Drive-A-Way?
Replies: 5
Views: 2065

I own two, but I don't use them. They do seem to silence general idle noise fairly well, but they do next to nothing to dampen vibrations and seek noise, and they're so big they'll only fit mounted in the 5.25" bays of my P180, where vibrations carry too well. They're not very good at keeping temper...
by JonV
Mon Oct 10, 2005 12:11 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is a 5v Nexus enough to cool the Antec Phantom?
Replies: 13
Views: 4379

CPU: Athlon64 X2 4200+ Mobo: Asus A8N-SLI Premium RAM: Corsair TWINX2048-3200C2 2GB GPU: Gigabyte 7800GT HDD: 2x Samsung P120 250GB DVD-RW: NEC ND-3540A PSU: Antec Phantom 350 So it's fairly high-powered. I'm not sure about power draw numbers, but with the above information you're in as good a posit...
by JonV
Mon Oct 10, 2005 11:32 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is a 5v Nexus enough to cool the Antec Phantom?
Replies: 13
Views: 4379

I was running my Phantom in the lower chamber of my P180 for a long while with no fan at all. I had no problems whatsoever, and I measured the max temperature at the surface of the PSU to 50C. Since then I've added a couple of hot hard drives to the lower chamber, so I added a Nexus which I keep at ...
by JonV
Fri Oct 07, 2005 12:34 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Who has passive 6800GT?
Replies: 5
Views: 2190

I've seen 6600LE's run passivly with the TT schooner, though no GT's. I do believe that some people have attemted to run 7800GT's passivly even! No words of their success though.. I'm not sure what you mean by "even" here - as far as I know the 7800GT runs cooler than the 6800GT. My 7800GT runs fin...
by JonV
Mon Oct 03, 2005 3:22 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Best passive aftermarket cooler for GeForce 6800 ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2693

The ZM80D-HP beats the Schooner hands down... read my comparison of the two.
by JonV
Fri Sep 30, 2005 6:36 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: SLI + 2VGA coolers?
Replies: 4
Views: 1427

You gave the heights of the different coolers in your original post. Shouldn't those exactly answer your question about how much space is needed between each slot? I know you'd have no problems whatsoever with one of the Asus SLI boards, such as the A8N Premium, because they have two PCIe slots betw...
by JonV
Wed Sep 28, 2005 5:33 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: nvidia 7800GT cooling other than stock
Replies: 4
Views: 2114

The Zalman ZA80D-HP fits as long as you get the ZA80D-IK1 mounting kit. QuietPC UK has them.
by JonV
Tue Sep 27, 2005 7:46 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best Fanless Videocard
Replies: 8
Views: 3520

The best fanless video card is my 7800GT with a Zalman ZM80D-HP ;)

Gets similar temperatures as atomidude, but with much higher 3D performance.