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by mimp
Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:38 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sandy Bridge, Part 2: Intel DH67BL & Asus P8H67-M EVO
Replies: 48
Views: 19766

Re: Sandy Bridge, Part 2: Intel DH67BL & Asus P8H67-M EVO

This is a pretty stupid question but I've not seen the answer anywhere yet, possibly due to my limited attention span: Do these new motherboards have the same heatsink mounting holes as LGA1156 boards? I'm assuing yes due to the heatsink used in this test, but always better to ask then waste cash. A...
by mimp
Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD green - really quieter then WD blue?
Replies: 8
Views: 3113

if you are looking for the quietest laptop drive that is a different question. I suppose I'm looking for the best price/capacity drive that is no louder then the setup I currently have (WD1600BEVS). I don't care if it's 2.5" or 3.5" I just don't want to make my computer any louder then it currently...
by mimp
Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD green - really quieter then WD blue?
Replies: 8
Views: 3113

WD green - really quieter then WD blue?

Apologies for starting yet another thread about this drive, but just wanted to check before taking the plunge. Just had a look at the reviews for the wd green 1.5TB drive and the WD blue 500GB, and apparently the green measured in at 1dB lower. Is it really that quiet? I've currently got a 160GB WD ...
by mimp
Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:51 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is my seasonic too noisy?
Replies: 1
Views: 1029

Is my seasonic too noisy?

Just finished off a new quiet pc, the only moving parts are a suspended laptop HDD which is essentailly silent aside from the very occcasional seek, two D12SL-12's at 7V which can be heard as a very slight whoosh, and a seasonic S12II-430. The seasonic is the loudest thing in the case and is clearly...
by mimp
Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: UK: Quiet Computer or Bits!
Replies: 3
Views: 1476

Interested in PSU, have sent PM
by mimp
Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:35 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Abit IP35 or Gigabyte EP35-ds3p
Replies: 11
Views: 6074

I know some of the gigabytes have serious DPC latency problems with later bios revisions, which makes low latency audio next to impossible, so I'd go with the abit.
by mimp
Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Replacing PSU fans on old mac and compaq
Replies: 1
Views: 1413

Replacing PSU fans on old mac and compaq

Trying to get an old G3 and compaq down to reasonable noise levels, both only have one fan which is excessively noisy, both in the PSU Sadly neither is a standard ATX psu so i cant just drop in a quiet replacement. Both fans are 92mm and are pretty easy to replace, i'm just concerned that the SPC re...
by mimp
Fri Apr 28, 2006 3:57 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: PC Club ENP612 with annoying fan...
Replies: 1
Views: 2685

I've just got one of these too and i know what you mean about the loud full speed fan. The hard disk is a bit on the whiney side too. I've not yet found a solution but it's definately possible - the dell utils let you test turning the fan on and off so it can be done from software, and theres a linu...
by mimp
Thu Apr 13, 2006 8:13 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Accelero X2 vs V1 Ultra vs VF900-Cu for silencing X1900XTX?
Replies: 51
Views: 22810

I have a thermalright V1 Ultra 2 Warnings 1) The stock fan is very noisy. Even at 50% speed it's audible over everything else (although only just) in my fairly quiet but not mega-silent system. 2 The stock fan is very tightly screwed on. I can't for the life of me get it loose, although i've been be...
by mimp
Thu Apr 13, 2006 8:08 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Fujitsu Amilo V2045
Replies: 0
Views: 2413

Fujitsu Amilo V2045

Looking to buy a laptop for recording - This one fits my needs pretty much exactly in terms of features, but i'm wondering if anyone has one and can report back on the noise level? Pentium M so i'm hoping it will be fairly quiet, but the X300 graphics aren't the absolute worst on the planet so might...
by mimp
Mon Mar 06, 2006 4:09 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermalright V-1 Revision
Replies: 44
Views: 13547

Well i've just ordered one for a 9800 pro which is almost certainly overkill as it's costing me as much as i paid for the card, but i figure i can re-use it when i finally upgrade to something pci-e flavoured and its not all hat much more then the zalman etc.. passive jobs. Will let you know how i g...
by mimp
Thu Dec 22, 2005 5:13 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Booting from an external hard disk
Replies: 5
Views: 1962

Right, well if i'm doing my maths right a 24bit stereo wav file at 44100kHz is 258Kb/sec, so 34Mb/s should allow me to have over 100 on the go without any problems. That's a silly number really as even the most ridiculous project doesn't get that bloated. I'm not planning on doing any direct from di...
by mimp
Mon Nov 28, 2005 9:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: thumbs up for retail pioneer dvr-a09xl
Replies: 26
Views: 9028

Ah didn't realise the drives were actually different in anything apart from the aesthetics. Perhaps the honeycomb does make a difference then, my re-flashed OEM 109 is definately quiet but you can still hear a noticable amount of noise when reading data. The initial spin-up is much louder as has alr...
by mimp
Fri Nov 25, 2005 8:48 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic vs Antec
Replies: 33
Views: 8896

My first S12 died within a day, I'm now on my second and experiencing spontanious shutdowns but am going to replace the (aging) motherboard before returning it to make sure it's definately the PSU. I'm not that enamoured with seasonic at the mo, especially considering how much those things cost..
by mimp
Fri Nov 25, 2005 5:20 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: thumbs up for retail pioneer dvr-a09xl
Replies: 26
Views: 9028

It is fairly quiet yes, not as quiet as my liteon CD writer slowed down to 8x, but perhaps dvd drives spin faster, i'm no expert. It's not bad though, i can clearly hear it over my system but it's pretty unobtrusive noise provided you have the drive set to quiet. (it's deafening otherwise, so if you...
by mimp
Fri Nov 25, 2005 5:00 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Booting from an external hard disk
Replies: 5
Views: 1962

Booting from an external hard disk

Sorry if this has been covered, did a quick search and couldn't see anything. My old motherboard just died, and browsing through the manual of the one i've got to replace it, i just noticed there's an option to boot from a USB HDD Sounds like a good deal - If it works a 4m USB2 cable would leave the...