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by sciberpunkt
Thu Feb 22, 2007 8:08 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermaltake Proves Themselves a Contender: The Big Typhoon
Replies: 34
Views: 25692

I bought the original TT Big Typhoon a while back before the VX came out. The two things that drew me to it were the huge heatsink and standard 12cm fan that I could replace if the need ever arose. Well, the need arose as the fan was DOA. I replaced it with a TriCool rather than deal with a NewEgg R...
by sciberpunkt
Wed Dec 13, 2006 7:33 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Best mobo manufacturer from cooling perspective?
Replies: 5
Views: 2896

Not sure about the others, but my ABIT A8N SLI board has a total of six 3-pin fan headers all temperature regulated within the BIOS. It makes a utility like SpeedFan unnecessary unless you want to control the fans through software. The board also has a passively cooled northbridge with a heatpipe. Y...
by sciberpunkt
Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:58 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: case temp vs fan noise v air circulation
Replies: 5
Views: 2513

I still find myself tweaking something every now and again on my six month old system. Spending time researching those causal relationships between each fan and different temperatures and experimenting with different configurations should be considered a Zen practice. :lol: I've found that around 15...
by sciberpunkt
Sat Dec 09, 2006 7:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Here comes Big Mother "MADD"
Replies: 88
Views: 41406

Falling asleep behind the wheel kills just as many people as drunk driving each year. Getting behind the wheel while tired is just as irresponsible as driving while intoxicated, yet we don't seem to vilify those people who fall asleep and drift into an oncoming church bus nearly as much.
by sciberpunkt
Wed Nov 29, 2006 11:13 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on silencing my system
Replies: 4
Views: 2001

After reading all the reviews on SPCR, I bought a SeaSonic S330 and couldn't be happier with the silence. Not sure as to the availability of SeaSonic PSUs in Sweden however.
by sciberpunkt
Wed Nov 29, 2006 11:09 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: speed control from mobo utilities
Replies: 1
Views: 1594

I'd have to say a temp sensor would be better feedback than using CPU load. Not sure about your mobo, but my ABIT uses temperature and a high and low user-defineable voltage setting for each 3-pin fan header and each is set within the BIOS, so there's no software involved unless you're just monitori...
by sciberpunkt
Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:14 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Replacing fan in a home theatre receiver
Replies: 3
Views: 2075

1. Yes. Choose a low-speed quiet 80mm fan that's been reviewed here like Nexus, Panflo, etc. 2. The fact that the fan kicks on after the receiver starts to heat up suggests that there's some sort of temp sensor built into the receiver controlling the power to the fan. 3. That's probably a resistor s...
by sciberpunkt
Mon Nov 06, 2006 12:36 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: wd4000 too hot?
Replies: 2
Views: 1738

That message is usually related to a flaky device driver. Download SpeedFan or another program that reads SMART data from the HD to check the temp if you're concerned.
by sciberpunkt
Fri Nov 03, 2006 6:12 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Drive Fan Off when Drives are in standby?
Replies: 7
Views: 2723

My Asus AN8's uGuru fan control in the BIOS setup is something all MBs should have. Voltage range adjustments dependant on temperature delta, user definable with 6 independently controlled fan headers. I don't know of any motherboard BIOS that accesses SMART or GPU temps directly to control fan spee...
by sciberpunkt
Thu Nov 02, 2006 8:03 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Icy Dock's eSATA Enclosure
Replies: 6
Views: 7426

eSATA is the way I'll be going eventually for my main storage needs. I already have the cool and silent (although smallish) internal 2.5" SATA drive in the HTPC for the OS, a few programs, and temp storage for some media and P2P file sharing. For some real space, an eSATA enclosure that will fit two...
by sciberpunkt
Sun Oct 29, 2006 7:30 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Drive Fan Off when Drives are in standby?
Replies: 7
Views: 2723

Maybe a thermal sensor attached to surface of the HD case that cycles a fan when heat is detected?
by sciberpunkt
Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:50 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Inexpensive solution for 7300LE?
Replies: 2
Views: 1711

I have a passively cooled Gigabyte 7300GS. The 7300 really doesn't need a fan since an idle temp of 60-70C is OK for the GPU. They are stable past 100C.
by sciberpunkt
Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:08 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Turn rear exhaust fan into intake?
Replies: 2
Views: 1639

My SeaSonic PSU makes a slight buzz when the fan is spinning at its slowest. It disappears somewhat when things heat up and the fan speed kicks up a notch or two. Sounds like ball-bearing fan noise to me. It's so quiet though, I have to practically hold my ear up to the PSU fan to clearly make it ou...
by sciberpunkt
Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:59 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Faulty Drive-a-Way Nexus enclosures and Nexus support
Replies: 11
Views: 4432

Yikes.

I have a Samsung 2.5" drive in a Nexus box but opted for the SATA version that taps off the Molex connector for power. I don't think I would have ever figured out the reversed polarity issue had I gone with a PATA drive. Who knows how many were made like that.