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by Eddie Spaghetti
Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:54 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive 6850
Replies: 6
Views: 2349

Re: Passive 6850

I've got one also. Zipped a low-speed, inaudible Noctua to it. Temp never exceeds 60C, even when playing Crysis, incredible. I'm very happy with it.
by Eddie Spaghetti
Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:11 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: SpeedFan with Asrock Z68 Extreme
Replies: 13
Views: 7723

Re: SpeedFan with Asrock Z68 Extreme

With reference to that, it looks like a bit odd to me that the "PWM Mode 3" under "Advanced Tab" is still set to "Smart Fan IV" (and not "Manual" or "Software controlled"). If I set it to 'manual', it can only be controlled ... manually :) There is no 'Software controlled' option. You may also link...
by Eddie Spaghetti
Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:51 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: SpeedFan with Asrock Z68 Extreme
Replies: 13
Views: 7723

Re: SpeedFan with Asrock Z68 Extreme

Thanks for the reply, qfs :) I connected the heatsink fan to CHA3, and now it works almost perfect. This is how I configured SF: http://img.techpowerup.org/111020/speedfan%201.jpg http://img.techpowerup.org/111020/speedfan%202.jpg http://img.techpowerup.org/111020/speedfan%203.jpg http://img.techpow...
by Eddie Spaghetti
Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:13 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: SpeedFan with Asrock Z68 Extreme
Replies: 13
Views: 7723

Re: Fanspeed with Asrock Z68 Extreme

Yeah, forgot to mention (will include it in my sig). A Noctua S12B as a case fan and a Noctua P12 for the heatsink. Both have 3-pin connectors.

Btw, the BIOS gives the right rpm.
by Eddie Spaghetti
Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:54 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: SpeedFan with Asrock Z68 Extreme
Replies: 13
Views: 7723

SpeedFan with Asrock Z68 Extreme

I just built a system with an Asrock Z68 Extreme3 mobo (see my sig). Now I want to automatically control the speeds of the case fan and the CPU fan, both depending on the CPU temp. So I connected them to the CPU1 and CPU2 headers. With Speedfan I can only control the speed of the CPU2 fan - and only...
by Eddie Spaghetti
Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Zalman ZM850-HP any good?
Replies: 2
Views: 1156

G, I dunno :?

But soon I will.. I just ordered one! I'll let you know :)
by Eddie Spaghetti
Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:40 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Capacity & Efficiency
Replies: 15
Views: 3151

Hello, The HD3870X2 consumes 177W max according to the same page. It is likely, that such a system would draw ~250watts at peak. Depending on how long/often it would be running at peak power usage. I would suggest that an Enermax Modu82+ 425 would be the best candidate. Neil, that's one 3870X2. So ...
by Eddie Spaghetti
Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:35 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Capacity & Efficiency
Replies: 15
Views: 3151

Andy, yes you're probably right, atm 2 x 3870X2 makes no sense. Truth is, I just bought one 3870X2. Now I have a Seasonic 430, and it doesn't even have a single 6 pin PCI-E connector, while the card needs 2 of them, so I have to upgrade the PSU anyway. So to be prepared to go crossfireX, I made the ...
by Eddie Spaghetti
Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:40 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Capacity & Efficiency
Replies: 15
Views: 3151

Neil, thanks for the link. It shows that indeed the sweet spot for a PSU is about 50%. Judging from this chart , one 3870X2 takes about 200W under load (compare the 3870X2 with the 3870 idle). So two of them results in a system that maxes out to about 500W. But admittedly, most of the time it will s...
by Eddie Spaghetti
Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:31 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Zalman ZM850-HP any good?
Replies: 2
Views: 1156

Zalman ZM850-HP any good?

It is rated as excellent at TechPowerUp. Look at the noise level at the last page!

But this is about the only review I can find about it..

Does anyone know about this PSU?
by Eddie Spaghetti
Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:08 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Capacity & Efficiency
Replies: 15
Views: 3151

Capacity & Efficiency

Throughout a lot of threads and reviews, the topic of the needed capacity (wattage) is discussed. Most of the times it is stated that anything >600W is ridiculous. But in this thread (2nd post) someone says that a PSU is most efficient at about 50%. He also points out that a PSU only takes as much p...
by Eddie Spaghetti
Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:17 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How to adjust Nexus fan speeds on a P5W?
Replies: 5
Views: 2677

I mean ASUS PW5 DH Deluxe :)
by Eddie Spaghetti
Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:29 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How to adjust Nexus fan speeds on a P5W?
Replies: 5
Views: 2677

How to adjust Nexus fan speeds on a P5W?

Hi I have an Asus P5W mb, with one fan attached to the CPU fan header, one exhaust fan to the PWR1 header, and one in the lower chamber (P180) to the CHA1 header (all Nexus). However, I can't seem to find a way to adjust their speeds with Fanspeed or any other tool. A complication is that there's so...
by Eddie Spaghetti
Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:09 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Orange vs Black? Yate Loon DS12SL
Replies: 11
Views: 3553

Orange looks nicer.
by Eddie Spaghetti
Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:35 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How do you apply thermal compound on the CPU?
Replies: 9
Views: 3237

Yes I did, thank you JAGANATH. But a lot of people are still using the razorblade method. Also, I find it hard to believe that you can be sure it will spread out on the whole area.
by Eddie Spaghetti
Thu Nov 16, 2006 9:38 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How do you apply thermal compound on the CPU?
Replies: 9
Views: 3237

How do you apply thermal compound on the CPU?

I'm about to install a Ninja on an Intel 6600, using AS5. If I understand well, there are two different methods, see poll. Which one do you use?

Please post some comments too, as I really want to know which way is best!
by Eddie Spaghetti
Thu Nov 16, 2006 3:45 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Protection against lightning?
Replies: 17
Views: 4203

jaganath wrote:
A fuse is not fast enough
?

Is electricity from a lightning strike faster than normal electricity?
A fuse has to 'burn' first, before the contact breaks, and just then the current stops. In that moment, the current that is needed to burn the fuse, can also burn the computer.
by Eddie Spaghetti
Wed Nov 15, 2006 4:19 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P180b: PLASTIC? WTF?!?
Replies: 17
Views: 7489

:D
by Eddie Spaghetti
Wed Nov 15, 2006 6:55 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Protection against lightning?
Replies: 17
Views: 4203

But what I don't get about this: in Holland all households have a fuse at the beginning of the house-network. What's the difference between that fuse, and a system like that Belkin one? Doesn't that also contain a fuse?
by Eddie Spaghetti
Tue Nov 14, 2006 8:59 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P180b: PLASTIC? WTF?!?
Replies: 17
Views: 7489

Heat doesn't get dispended by the enclosure, only by the air that's blown out of the case. It doesn't matter what material it is made of!

The enclosure of my Dell Dimension is entirely made out of plastic.
by Eddie Spaghetti
Tue Nov 14, 2006 7:48 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 936044

This is the lower HD cabinet from a P180. Using 2cm wide, 2x40cm flat sewing elastic. It is attached to the HD's with 5.25'' bay-slider-screws; just made a small hole in the elastic with a sharp object first. It is fixed very secure, because the elastic tightens itself around the screwthread. The lo...
by Eddie Spaghetti
Mon Nov 13, 2006 3:35 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Protection against lightning?
Replies: 17
Views: 4203

Protection against lightning?

Hi there.

I just bought a Seasonic S12 430. The box says: over power+voltage protection, short circuit protection.

Is this an adequate protection against lightning etc.? Does it make sense to buy an additional fused power box or something?
by Eddie Spaghetti
Sun Nov 12, 2006 6:16 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Softmounted fan
Replies: 10
Views: 2730

kogi wrote:Great idea,

I still think the zip-tie bolt is easier to use though.

kogi
Was the zip-tie method thread yours? I couldn't find it anymore. I was inspired by it, thanks.

My concern with the zip-tie is that the plastic is too hard, and as a result passes on vibrations if it touches the case.
by Eddie Spaghetti
Sun Nov 12, 2006 5:27 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Softmounted fan
Replies: 10
Views: 2730

Ingenious! how tight is the sewing elastic? Thanks. Not very tight. You can easily pull back the fan 5cm. It was easy to double-knot the elastic at the outside grommets. The idea is that there is no direct contact between the elastic and the case. Any vibrations from the elastic should be dampened ...
by Eddie Spaghetti
Sun Nov 12, 2006 4:43 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Softmounted fan
Replies: 10
Views: 2730

Softmounted fan

A 12cm Nexus on a P180. http://yogurtrat.com/public/files/fan%20mounting%201.klein.jpg hires http://yogurtrat.com/public/files/fan%20mounting%202.klein.jpg hires Those white things between the fan and the case, and on the back of the case are grommets from the HD cabinets. The white cord is sewing e...
by Eddie Spaghetti
Sat Nov 04, 2006 7:51 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Another C2D system check
Replies: 15
Views: 4569

Add another $10 and you get a 7900 GTO :)
by Eddie Spaghetti
Sat Nov 04, 2006 6:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: advice for a UPGRADE of a SILENT HIGH-END PC
Replies: 12
Views: 3833

Replace the NB cooler by a Thermalright 05. Nice rig btw. For the rest (CPU, videocard) I would wait. Your system is just too good to upgrade now. With the same money that buys you a DX10 and a Kensington next month, you can buy much more in 6 months. Btw, why do you have a LAN PCI-card, instead of ...
by Eddie Spaghetti
Thu Nov 02, 2006 5:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Dead silent PC (and I mean DEAD = 0 dB)
Replies: 35
Views: 12041

Re: Dead silent PC (and I mean DEAD = 0 dB)

... First dual-core isn't very power efficient for anything not optimized for SMP. For example: contrary to current marketing, gaming is best on a faster, lower-heat single core processor. The few SMP aware titles aren't really all that SMP optimized. However, if most of what you do is encoding/dec...
by Eddie Spaghetti
Tue Oct 31, 2006 3:58 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What is the best SATA Spinpoint model?
Replies: 0
Views: 1282

What is the best SATA Spinpoint model?

I'm looking for a nice boot & apps drive, 160 - 300 GB. Price is not an issue, speed & silence are.

So much to choose from: HD160JJ, 2004C, SP2504C, HD300LJ, HD400LJ, HD401LJ :roll:

Anyone compared some of those side by side, or read something about the differences (no. platters, speed, sound)?
by Eddie Spaghetti
Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:09 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermalright's new VGA cooler, the HR-03
Replies: 65
Views: 44597

Just a note : I could not get this card to fit properly on a saphire radeon x1900xtx card with the supplied RAM heat sinks in non-wrap over mode (pointing down in most cases). The heat pipes touched the small heat sink on the memory directly underneath the pipes. This prevented the heat sink from f...