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by makutaku
Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which of this low-profile coolers is the quietest?
Replies: 17
Views: 5262

Thanks! How could I have missed that! :D
by makutaku
Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:49 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which of this low-profile coolers is the quietest?
Replies: 17
Views: 5262

I am also looking for a quiet low profile heatsink/fan for my HTPC. Is there anything more silent than the Scythe Big Shuriken ?
by makutaku
Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: My Accelero S1 is making noise. Is it defective?
Replies: 22
Views: 3588

Re: My Accelero S1 is making noise. Is it defective?

rpsgc wrote:The answer was given, you just chose to ignore it
I didn't ignore it. I just chose to prove it.
by makutaku
Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:03 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: My Accelero S1 is making noise. Is it defective?
Replies: 22
Views: 3588

Re: My Accelero S1 is making noise. Is it defective?

To test this put the stock cooler back on, then whilst stressing the card put your finger on the fan to stop it (you won't hurt it if it's only for a few seconds) and see if the hissing noise is still there. Nutball, I followed your recommendation and the hissing noise is still there. *** Yes, it's...
by makutaku
Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:03 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: My Accelero S1 is making noise. Is it defective?
Replies: 22
Views: 3588

Re: My Accelero S1 is making noise. Is it defective?

Why would a passive cooler make any noise? There are no moving parts. Think about that for a moment. There are no moving parts, but there are moving fluids inside. Therefore I think it's reasonable to consider that a possible defect with the heatsink would explain the hissing noise. I could mount i...
by makutaku
Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:03 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: My Accelero S1 is making noise. Is it defective?
Replies: 22
Views: 3588

Are you sure it's the S1 that makes the noise? Seems more likely it's the graphics card or maybe the motherboard or PSU, only you couldn't hear it with the stock fan running. If it's another component on the graphics card I will only find out if I use the same Accelero on another card. However, I a...
by makutaku
Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:29 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: My Accelero S1 is making noise. Is it defective?
Replies: 22
Views: 3588

My Accelero S1 is making noise. Is it defective?

I've recently bought an Accelero S1 to replace the noisy fan on my Gigabyte Radeon 4670 card, located in a Sonata II case. Using the stock fan, the temperature was stabilizes at 97C on stress. Using Accelero S1 (fanless), the temperature stabilizes at 110C on stress. Besides the fact that the temper...
by makutaku
Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:27 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best heatsink under 115mm tall for HTPC ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2678

How on gods green earth are you going to fit a 120mm fan in a space only big enough for a 115mm HS? Shave 5mm off the fan shroud? :lol: Tower heatsinks are so ubiquitous today that my request may sound irrational! I expect to use a 120mm blowing top down, adding at most 25mm on the height of the he...
by makutaku
Sat Dec 06, 2008 8:52 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best heatsink under 115mm tall for HTPC ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2678

Best heatsink under 115mm tall for HTPC ?

I am upgrading an old HTPC to support HD recording and playback. The case is a SilverStone LC13, in which most of the modern heatsinks don't fit. I plan to purchase the following parts: • CPU: AMD Athlon X2 4850e 2.5GHz • Motherboard: Foxconn A7GM-S 780G Micro ATX I don't intend to play any game...
by makutaku
Sat Nov 29, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help: If I turn off my computer, I can't turn it back on.
Replies: 3
Views: 1143

Thank you hybrid2d4x4 and Neil!

You guys were right: it's the motherboard!

Using a metal paperclip, I noticed that the PSU started right away. Then I reconnected to the motherboard but it couldn't start right away, just later.

Thanks a lot for the tip!

-Makutaku
by makutaku
Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:17 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help: If I turn off my computer, I can't turn it back on.
Replies: 3
Views: 1143

Help: If I turn off my computer, I can't turn it back on.

My computer is on 24/7. Sometimes, when I I had to power it off, I noticed it failed to turn back on. However, I just had to push the power button again and it worked fine. But it got worse ... way worse. Now, if I turn it off, I have to wait more than an hour - with the power cable disconnected - t...
by makutaku
Fri Apr 14, 2006 2:26 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Leo Quan's rubber HDD box - a modern approach
Replies: 25
Views: 7597

I don't understand exactly what you mean by "mobo base plate". I am quite fluent in English but I am not a native English speaker. Could you please elaborate on that ? I am trying to figure out the critical areas to proper damping in my desktop htpc case (SilverStone LC13). Here are some pictures of...
by makutaku
Fri Apr 14, 2006 11:34 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Leo Quan's rubber HDD box - a modern approach
Replies: 25
Views: 7597

I am considering using your approach in my htpc case but I am having problem visualizing what you have done. Would you mind to post some pictures ?
by makutaku
Thu Jan 05, 2006 11:40 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung SP2504C or SP2004C or something else ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1384

Samsung SP2504C or SP2004C or something else ?

I am in "desperate" need for two silent drives. Silence is very important but I just can't ignore performance either because one will be used as a system drive and the other for video capturing in a PVR. I need the drives to be at least 200GB. I could sacrifice a little and go for 160GB if it's cert...