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by flokel
Mon Jun 18, 2007 3:39 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Sandisk 32GB solid state drive
Replies: 147
Views: 73869

as all newer mainboards do only have one(!) connector for pata devices (which is probably used for optical drives),
pata for harddisks is really outdated

€: steve was faster
by flokel
Fri May 18, 2007 11:25 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New Geforce 8600 series undervoltable ?
Replies: 0
Views: 1077

New Geforce 8600 series undervoltable ?

Hi,

has anybody tried to undervolt one of nvidia's 8600 graphic cards
via nibitor ?

Regards,
Flo
by flokel
Fri May 18, 2007 11:22 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Upgrade Asus EN7600GS to Gigabyte 8600GT
Replies: 14
Views: 5019

They are right with the performance of 8600GT. It is barely better any better than 7600gt. I personally am going for a 7900gs and throwing on an HR 03 onto it. In Canada, 7900gs with hr 03 is roughly $20 more than gigabyte 8600gt and is a more powerful and more silent option. I have heard that the ...
by flokel
Sun Feb 25, 2007 4:27 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe S-FLEX 120mm Fan
Replies: 9
Views: 3810

my two 1200 U/min s-flex fans are inaudible at around 600 U/min,
spinning faster the fans get relatively loud
by flokel
Tue Dec 26, 2006 12:11 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Desktop CPU Power Survey, April 2006
Replies: 69
Views: 123307

Ah, very good news :D
by flokel
Tue Dec 26, 2006 1:04 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Desktop CPU Power Survey, April 2006
Replies: 69
Views: 123307

Hi,

as this one is imo the best cpu review in terms of silencing,
I was wondering if there's a new review planned?

Would be interesting to see Core (2) Duo and AM2 (EE/SFF/65nm) competing against each other.

Regards
Flo
by flokel
Mon Dec 18, 2006 7:46 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung HD501LJ
Replies: 123
Views: 138381

thanks alfred :D
by flokel
Mon Dec 18, 2006 7:44 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Silent DVD
Replies: 2
Views: 1649

I hat the same trouble,
I finally went back to a plextor drive,
with the plextor software plextools you can adjust the read speed to your needs
by flokel
Thu Dec 07, 2006 8:48 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Does anyone own a Samsung HM080HI
Replies: 8
Views: 2706

no problem :wink:

just a little complement:

my statement concerning the access time was not quite correct,
both drive have an access time of about 17ms (hdtach)
by flokel
Tue Dec 05, 2006 6:31 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Does anyone own a Samsung HM080HI
Replies: 8
Views: 2706

I've owned that drive for two weeks, it replaced my 80gb ide seagate momentus 5400.3 the samsungs idle noise is very similiar to the seagate's one seeks are very hard to identify, the best thing is that there's no head reloading/resetting sound, this was very annoying with the seagate transferrate i...
by flokel
Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:24 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Info on Seasonic M12 (and more: V8 and new S12 models)
Replies: 173
Views: 132092

I have to completely disagree with your comment on no one needing a 600w PSU. Dual core + CF/SLI + 3-4 HDs will require 600w pretty quickly. Thats not a rare setup either. Just an expensive one. In german magazine c't they tested "high power" psus and measured they power usage with dual cores cpu a...
by flokel
Sun Aug 20, 2006 1:32 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Info on Seasonic M12 (and more: V8 and new S12 models)
Replies: 173
Views: 132092

Why the hell do they test efficiency at full load? None of our computers needs 600 Watts, what is the use of 80plus for the home user when efficiency always stays under 80% (or even 70%) at typically low loads (<50Watts DC). Instead of working on the problem with efficiency on low loads simply bigge...
by flokel
Tue Jul 18, 2006 6:26 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: hr-05 on k8ngm2-fid?
Replies: 20
Views: 7533

On my fid I recently installed a zalman nb47 (very tight-mounted, nbf47 was way to big).
I did not care that much about the temp of the 6150 chip
but about the capacitors next to it as they got very hot either.

With the zalman cooler gpu und capacitor temps dropped considerably.
by flokel
Wed Jul 12, 2006 5:01 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: looking for a decent short-depth optical drive for my HTPC
Replies: 5
Views: 1874

I've been searching a short drive as well,
the mininmal depth I found was 165mm,
I will go for the Lg GSA-H10N as it is also pretty cheap.
by flokel
Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:32 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate Momentus 5400.3 160GB Notebook HDD
Replies: 11
Views: 9295

Hi,

Has anyone anywhere seen a momentus 5400.3 with sata interface?

I was planning to use one of these in my htpc setup
but it seems that seagate only delivers it with ata interface :(

Mfg
Flo
by flokel
Sun Jun 25, 2006 5:49 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AM2 35w availability??
Replies: 12
Views: 4890

Nevertheless it's (E6) running very cool even with min. 1,1Vcore ;)
by flokel
Sat Jun 24, 2006 12:28 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Silencing in Linux -- what Vcore/fanspeed software?
Replies: 15
Views: 9606

I dont have a laptop so I was never really interested in saving power. I'm much more interested in reducing heat and noise. Saving power needs should also mean reduced heat and noise ;) So if there's no "easy" method to implement vcore settings along with c'n'q, is there a programm that can simply ...
by flokel
Sat Jun 24, 2006 12:09 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Silencing in Linux -- what Vcore/fanspeed software?
Replies: 15
Views: 9606

Thx for the info bogus.

I'm using the Msi K8ngm2 as well,
planning to switch to ubuntu 6.06.

Like frostedflakes I was a little bit worried about linux c'n'q software.

Can you change multiplier and vcore with powernowd like with rmclock?

Mfg
Flo
by flokel
Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:11 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: I’m looking for feedback on NVidia 6150 based motherboards
Replies: 41
Views: 19317

@winguy

thx, the ati board looks really interesting

@smilingcrow

I'm highly pleased with my MSI K8ngm2-fid,
as autoboy already mentioned the asus simply sucks.
by flokel
Mon Jun 12, 2006 5:05 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: I’m looking for feedback on NVidia 6150 based motherboards
Replies: 41
Views: 19317

Has anyone seen AM2 boards based on nforce 430/6150?
by flokel
Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:34 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: broken seagate 7200.9 160gb???
Replies: 2
Views: 1213

Can you put it in another working pc und check it with seatools?
by flokel
Sun Jan 08, 2006 2:46 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Aerocool VM-102 performance and conclusions
Replies: 15
Views: 5727

Hi,

there's still some potential :wink:

Try to open the slot (how is it called in english?) under the graphics card.
As a result fresh air can move in and cool the heatsink below the chip.

Just like this:

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by flokel
Thu Dec 08, 2005 2:20 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: VIA VT8237/VT8237R/VT6420/VT6421L SATA II incompatibility
Replies: 4
Views: 3918

Hi,

i'm currently using a seagate sataII drive with my asus a8v (VT8237),
the promise sata controller detects it whilst the onboard one needs the drive to be set to sataI via jumper.
by flokel
Tue Dec 06, 2005 6:38 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate 7200.7/8/9 Survey
Replies: 45
Views: 28142

Hi, I've bought a Seagate 7200.9 160Gb SataII that replaced my Samsung SVN802N. What can I say? I'm completely fascinated by this drive, put in a bitumenbox( http://www.silenthardware.de/forum/index.php?showtopic=4827 ) I can't hear it (by now :wink: ). Rest of the system is inaudible as well (dista...
by flokel
Fri Nov 04, 2005 1:53 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervoltable Motherboards: ADD to the list!!
Replies: 313
Views: 342426

Elitegroup Rs482-M754

Socket 754 mAtx board with integrated graphics (ati x300)
can get down to 0,8V