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by StrongSilentType
Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:35 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Warning! Antec SP 2.0 450W produces high-pitched tone
Replies: 26
Views: 14833

Small update on my replaced Antec SmartPower2 PSU. It's been about 7 months since the RMA, and it's making a high pitch electrical noise with the computer off again :|

I'm not going to waste time and money to RMA it again ... probably just get a SeaSonic.
by StrongSilentType
Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:00 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Possible to soft-undervolt Asus AM2NPV-VM? (slightly urgent)
Replies: 14
Views: 5412

CrystalCPUID works very well on that board. I prefer that program to RMClock, I think it's easier to use and more stable, but it's personal preference either way. By sure to read jan's article about using CrystalCPUID to configure your own custom CnQ settings...its very helpful. There's a bug in Cr...
by StrongSilentType
Sun Sep 24, 2006 11:23 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting GPU on nVidia 6150?
Replies: 4
Views: 2335

wwenze wrote:I'm darn laughing when I saw the post above mine. :lol:
Well, I just read the part about how he wants to adjust the clock of his gpu and just glance through the rest since I can't read it well.

So I misinterpret what he said, glad you find it funny ... darn funny.
by StrongSilentType
Sat Sep 23, 2006 11:39 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which A64 cpu to go below 1.1V ?
Replies: 30
Views: 18326

I think this is more complicated. Starting with the E revision I believe that AMD put microcode in the CPU that tells the software that the minimum voltage is 1.1v. However this is an artificial limit (can some dev for RMClock or Crystal confirm this?). My E3 3500+ - IS limited to 1.1v when using o...
by StrongSilentType
Sat Sep 23, 2006 11:22 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting GPU on nVidia 6150?
Replies: 4
Views: 2335

RivaTuner should let you to lower the clock of the GPU and its memory and monitor temperatures. http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=163 I use it to lower my nVidia 6800GS's clock; it only reduce the temperature by a couple degrees though. You can also try this tool (very dangerous) to flash...
by StrongSilentType
Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:51 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Warning! Antec SP 2.0 450W produces high-pitched tone
Replies: 26
Views: 14833

Interesting info. I know the motherboard makers were not the only ones using bad capacitors, but when they found out about the capacitors going bad a few years ago, I thought everyone had stop using them. Why is Antec using them now :? Are they the same brand/manufacturer? I think my replacement PSU...
by StrongSilentType
Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:23 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Warning! Antec SP 2.0 450W produces high-pitched tone
Replies: 26
Views: 14833

So I opened a trouble ticket at Antec, and explained the whole situation. They said that they 'have not had any issue with them', and said that I should return the PSU, preferably directly to them. When I returned the Antec SP2 PSU I got (it was making the high-pitched noise and can't boot the comp...
by StrongSilentType
Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:19 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Planning ahead on PSU purchase, directX 10 influences.
Replies: 37
Views: 10414

I don't think the power consumption of new cards is related to DirectX10 other than the new cards support DirectX10.

I won't buy them if they use that much power ...
by StrongSilentType
Sat Sep 09, 2006 12:50 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: HDDs and fans
Replies: 6
Views: 2846

I don't think 46oC is a problem either. One of my harddrives (WD) runs around 50oC for over 5 years and another (Hitachi) running for over a year without problems.

Most hard drives are design to run up to 55oC.
by StrongSilentType
Sat Sep 09, 2006 12:32 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: High pitch noise from Antec Phantom 500 when computer off ?
Replies: 21
Views: 8463

I got the same power supply, it was making that noise even when the computer is off after I got it for about 6 months I think. At first it would make that noise for about a minute and then it would stop; but then the noise it makes gets longer and longer, and then it never stop making the noise ... ...
by StrongSilentType
Sat Sep 09, 2006 12:19 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Choosing between a AM2 3800 X2 and E6300 for HTPC build
Replies: 23
Views: 6256

There's a review on those processors here: http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=2795 It looks like the AMD one is cheaper than the Intel one. The power consumption of AMD is less, but the performance of Intel is quite a bit higher. I think one other thing to consider is that the Intel...
by StrongSilentType
Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:33 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec SP 450 PSU noises
Replies: 3
Views: 1687

Well, the noise sounds like a hard drive seek, a little sharper than hitting a wooden table with finger nails. I had returned one before, it also made that noise (it died after it starts to make constant high pitch noises even when the computer is off). As for good PSUs, I'm pretty new here, but the...
by StrongSilentType
Sun Aug 06, 2006 10:23 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec SP 450 PSU noises
Replies: 3
Views: 1687

I got the same PSU, take a look at this topic: http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=31497 There was also another topic about the same noise from Antec, but I can't find it (in another sub-forum) ... don't think it has anything to do with motherboards though. There's a work-around by turn...
by StrongSilentType
Tue May 30, 2006 2:07 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AMD 3000+ and Hyper6
Replies: 4
Views: 1639

Well, I guess you can always try and if there's no crash I guess it's OK. I have the same CPU (Venice) and mother board, and the CPU is designed to run up to 70C. I think you should just use the stock fan that comes with the CPU, run it at 900RPM will keep the CPU at 40C (idle) and I can't hear the ...
by StrongSilentType
Tue May 30, 2006 2:00 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How hot can an Athlon X2 3800 run safely
Replies: 14
Views: 3649

Are you sure you're looking at the right model? I think the information that I posted is correct about AMD X2 3800.

If I were to answer your question, my answer would be: no, it's not safe to run the CPU at 70C.
by StrongSilentType
Mon May 29, 2006 3:50 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How hot can an Athlon X2 3800 run safely
Replies: 14
Views: 3649

I think you should go to AMD's web site to check the info. In there it says the Athlon X2 3800 Tcase Max is 49°C to 71°C :? and the max for CPU is 70°C.
by StrongSilentType
Sun May 28, 2006 3:39 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: A64 3000+
Replies: 3
Views: 1442

I have the same CPU. It works up to 70oC, when the CPU is at 100% load, anything below that is acceptable.

You can monitor the temperature with a program call SpeedFan if you mother board supports it.
by StrongSilentType
Sun May 28, 2006 3:31 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What's the least you can get away with?
Replies: 9
Views: 3094

I have a AMD64 3000+ Venice CPU, and I use the stock fan running at 900RPM. I can't hear any difference between this speed and the fan being completely off. It idles at 40oC and at max load it's at 50oC with 1800RPM. This speed is still fairly quiet, but the graphic card fan is quite loud when playi...
by StrongSilentType
Mon May 22, 2006 12:02 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: antec neo 430W ticking
Replies: 3
Views: 1881

hm, I will save up some money to get one.

For my PSU, I found a temporary work-around for the ticking sound problem. When the PSU starts to make the noise (looks like it takes a few hours), I completely shut down the computer. When I turn the computer on again, it doesn't make the noise.
by StrongSilentType
Mon May 22, 2006 11:51 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec did the right thing
Replies: 2
Views: 1443

Well, I just had to deal with their RMA a week ago with my 6 months old PSU, and the experience was not great. The first time I called, the guy on the phone was rude but gave me an RMA. I called again to asked about what parts to return, got a different guy, and he sounded ok. The total RMA takes 2....
by StrongSilentType
Sat May 20, 2006 11:04 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: antec neo 430W ticking
Replies: 3
Views: 1881

I have the same sound coming out of my Antec SmartPower2.0 450W PSU. At first I thought it was from my hard drive. This current PSU is a replacement of a same unit, but the previous one made the same sound (it was returned because it died after 6 months). I just notice this sound more because I sile...