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by lanceuppercut
Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:52 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: modding bios on gtx560 to lower fan speed?
Replies: 5
Views: 3149

Re: modding bios on gtx560 to lower fan speed?

I don't think NiBiTor will change anything in the BIOS apart from the fanspeed settings. The greying out of other settings is I suspect just an indication that they are uneditable, so saving the BIOS after a fanspeed change should not affect them. If you are not using it already it already could I ...
by lanceuppercut
Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:52 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: modding bios on gtx560 to lower fan speed?
Replies: 5
Views: 3149

Re: modding bios on gtx560 to lower fan speed?

it doesn't seem to load all the info from my card.... is the version publicly available compatible? With an nVidia 5xx series card, not the Gigabyte 560Ti, I find that with nVidia Bios Editor (NibiTor) 6.02 the Clockrates and Voltages tabs are greyed out. Advanced Info apparently reports the correc...
by lanceuppercut
Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:09 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: modding bios on gtx560 to lower fan speed?
Replies: 5
Views: 3149

modding bios on gtx560 to lower fan speed?

my gigabyte gtx 560 ti runs at 40% speed when idle, it sits about 30C which i'm none too bothered about but the noise that comes with this minimum speed is driving me nuts! searched for a utility to flash the bios to lower the speed called nvidia bios editor (v6.02) and its really confusing, i can r...
by lanceuppercut
Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: (silenty) replacement psu
Replies: 15
Views: 2564

Re: (silenty) replacement psu

thats good enough for me, my current psu is quite old now so could do with a replacement :)
by lanceuppercut
Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:50 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: (silenty) replacement psu
Replies: 15
Views: 2564

Re: (silenty) replacement psu

Antec HCG-620 is nothing more then slightly modified Seasonic S12II 620/M12II. The guts are the same but with 135mm ADDA fan instead of the ADDA 120mm. I cannot speak for how quiet it is but hey it's Seasonic. if its essentially a seasonic (they're a good make, right?) i'm thinking that as i'm look...
by lanceuppercut
Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: (silenty) replacement psu
Replies: 15
Views: 2564

Re: (silenty) replacement psu

how about this Antec HCG-620 , i can currently get it for £47 delivered compared to £60 for the seasonic. both are 80 PLUS BRONZE certification (whatever that means!), the seasonic has a 120mm fan whilst the antec is higher rated and has a 135mm fan and the antec is, according to scan's page, more e...
by lanceuppercut
Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:50 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: (silenty) replacement psu
Replies: 15
Views: 2564

Re: (silenty) replacement psu

Your old components are much less power efficient than the new ones, and even though the new system will be faster, it probably doesn't use any more power; possibly less. interesting, would i cause any damage to any components if i upgraded the board/cpu/gfx then if i doesn't work due to the psu no...
by lanceuppercut
Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:08 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fastest passive (nvidia) card available?
Replies: 16
Views: 4342

Re: fastest passive (nvidia) card available?

is there any specific make of 560 or 560ti is more "quieter" than others, i think i've settled on one of those two if my replacement psu is going to take it..
by lanceuppercut
Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: (silenty) replacement psu
Replies: 15
Views: 2564

Re: (silenty) replacement psu

systemlayers wrote:Seasonic 560 should be able to run just about any single GPU setup. A good 500w can run a Gtx 580 even though its specifications state 600w. I pull just under 400w from the wall artificial load on both my 2600k + 580.
is that an overclocked 2600k? as i'm planning to run mine overclocked..
by lanceuppercut
Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fastest passive (nvidia) card available?
Replies: 16
Views: 4342

Re: fastest passive (nvidia) card available?

[quote="tanassi]If bigger fans are the solution (as Gigabyte has done here) why not go totally passive and crossfire 6850's without fans and let your much bigger casefans do more work?[/quote] its an interesting option but its not released nor do i know how much its likely to put me back. i suppose ...
by lanceuppercut
Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: (silenty) replacement psu
Replies: 15
Views: 2564

(silenty) replacement psu

running a core2/8800gts that is going to be upgraded to a i5 2500k/either 4xx or 5xx series nvidia card and has come to my attention that my psu (sparkle 460w psu) might not be beefy enough to run it at its overclocked settings (brought a prebuilt bundle from scan with it running at 4.5ghz) will my ...
by lanceuppercut
Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:52 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fastest passive (nvidia) card available?
Replies: 16
Views: 4342

Re: fastest passive (nvidia) card available?

Flanker wrote:
lanceuppercut wrote:the "SE" --is that a faster(/special?) edition of the 460?
quite the opposite, turned out to be slower than the original 768mb version of 460
ah i see, did a google around with some people suggesting the SE stood for "sucky edition" heh :)
by lanceuppercut
Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:05 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fastest passive (nvidia) card available?
Replies: 16
Views: 4342

Re: fastest passive (nvidia) card available?

Flanker wrote:afaik, the HD6850 is generally equivalent to the 1GB edition GTX460's (NOT the SE), as for 1920*1080 gaming, I think they are fine in generally, might need to turn down the effect for specific titles
the "SE" --is that a faster(/special?) edition of the 460?
by lanceuppercut
Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:01 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: First Review of the Intel 320 Series 300GB SSD
Replies: 19
Views: 7469

Re: First Review of the Intel 320 Series 300GB SSD

in my lenovo x201, it posted slightly worse read numbers than my 120gb vertex 2e in the same system, but murdered it in the write test even though its write speed was rated at 205MB/s compared to 275MB/s that the vertex is meant to do.

i used crystal disk to test it.
by lanceuppercut
Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:40 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fastest passive (nvidia) card available?
Replies: 16
Views: 4342

Re: fastest passive (nvidia) card available?

How the Gigabyte 560 Ti OC fits in I wouldn't like to say but suspect the difference in noise to be minimal vs the GTX 560 OC version. The twin 100mm fan setup fitted to the GTX 560 OC is the most recent of Gigabyte's twin fan technologies, in fact this is the first card I am aware of with it that ...
by lanceuppercut
Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fastest passive (nvidia) card available?
Replies: 16
Views: 4342

Re: fastest passive (nvidia) card available?

having looked around, i see that passively cooled ATI card which is meant to be comparable to a nvidia 460 but its passive. might wait to see how that pans out, cost wise, else i may just go with a fan based nvidia card.
by lanceuppercut
Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:39 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: cooler for coolermaster black widow + i5 2500k + asus p8p67?
Replies: 11
Views: 2584

Re: cooler for coolermaster black widow + i5 2500k + asus p8

This has been a source of frustration for original Ninja owners, particularly since as you have noted this cooler at 152mm high can be used in cases where standard height (159/160mm) tower coolers simply will not fit. when did cases start getting wider to accomodate these monster tower coolers, i t...
by lanceuppercut
Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:29 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fastest passive (nvidia) card available?
Replies: 16
Views: 4342

fastest passive (nvidia) card available?

have nothing against ATI but have used NVIDIA cards for ages and have not had problems with them, whereas have had a niggling problem with an old 2400PRO in the past going all blocky when playing video, but that eventually got sorted but i'm getting off the point. i'm upgrading my old core2 e4300/sc...
by lanceuppercut
Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:18 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: cooler for coolermaster black widow + i5 2500k + asus p8p67?
Replies: 11
Views: 2584

Re: cooler for coolermaster black widow + i5 2500k + asus p8

i think have more or less leant towards the bundle as is with the AC13, its just not worth the potential stress if the ninja doesn't work. i realise the bundle comes at a premium compared to the parts alone and in the past i would've saved the extra ££ and do it myself, but i just dont have the time...
by lanceuppercut
Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:24 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: cooler for coolermaster black widow + i5 2500k + asus p8p67?
Replies: 11
Views: 2584

Re: will the "thermalright ultra-120 extreme rev c" fit my c

i think (from looking at old emails), i have the original ninja, the person i brought it off chucked in the fan mounts anyway as that was all that was different about the REV B/PLUS model, it just added a fan+mounts as far as i can tell. now am wondering if the ninja will actually be better as its a...
by lanceuppercut
Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:51 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: cooler for coolermaster black widow + i5 2500k + asus p8p67?
Replies: 11
Views: 2584

Re: will the "thermalright ultra-120 extreme rev c" fit my c

thanks for the replies, of course i'd like to reuse my ninja, with it, i'm getting 2.7ghz from my e4300 (1.8ghz) but with the bundle scan are offering, they test it at the overclocked speed they sell it at with that specific cooler, now i have no way of knowing how the ninja would fare. with that in...
by lanceuppercut
Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:18 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: cooler for coolermaster black widow + i5 2500k + asus p8p67?
Replies: 11
Views: 2584

cooler for coolermaster black widow + i5 2500k + asus p8p67?

i've not needed to upgrade my old silent(ish) core 2 gaming rig for a while so haven't kept up with developments. am looking to get something like this overclocked bundle: http://3xs.scan.co.uk/ShowSystem.asp?SystemID=1201 but replace the cooler with a "thermalright ultra-120 extreme rev c" cooler, ...
by lanceuppercut
Wed May 23, 2007 12:17 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Specifying/configuring a media server
Replies: 25
Views: 10420

autoboy wrote:2 harddrives in raid 0. These are for my important data like pictures, music, programs, archived shows etc.
i think raid1 is what you're thinking of. important data on a raid0 array = not best thing ever..
by lanceuppercut
Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:03 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hard Drive enclosures?
Replies: 3
Views: 2672

im also tempted to get a scythe quiet drive. at the moment i have my hdd mounted directly infront of two 80mm intake fan (nexus 17db jobbie) and whilst i can hear seek noises, i dont have to worry about cooling it. if i get a QD, then i have to move it up, but there is no cooling in my 5.25 drive ba...
by lanceuppercut
Wed Apr 25, 2007 8:28 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: I want a silent harddisk.
Replies: 16
Views: 7669

SantaHul wrote:As for DVD drives, all Samsung and Pioneer drives are supposed to be very quiet. I've ordered a Samsung myself today.
my old pioneer sounded like a hoover! :)
by lanceuppercut
Tue Apr 24, 2007 5:05 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung HD321KJ vs SP2504C
Replies: 2
Views: 2111

Samsung HD321KJ vs SP2504C

ignoring the space differences, how do the above 2 drives compare in terms of vibration/seek noise etc?
by lanceuppercut
Fri Apr 20, 2007 3:07 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: akasa anti noise 80mm fan grills
Replies: 2
Views: 1497

akasa anti noise 80mm fan grills

i've got these on my case fans and i think they're pretty good. on the rear exhaust of my case, the hole has no grill so im supposed to put a grill there.

my question is which side(s?) should i be putting the grill on? the side which sucks the air in or blows it out? or both?
by lanceuppercut
Thu Apr 19, 2007 9:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: silencing a case with a window?
Replies: 17
Views: 5108

i got my black widow yesterday, got rather annoyed with the soft fan mounts as there plainly wasnt enough space to get my fingers down to mount the lower intake on it (i doubt i will be even using it anyway) so i mounted it normally. :/ also had to, for now, mount the rear exhaust fan normally as i ...
by lanceuppercut
Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:29 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: using both anti-vibration fan mounts and soft fan mounts?
Replies: 10
Views: 3684

sticking with the soft mounts! this silencing lark doesnt come cheap, there always seems to be a "ooh i can get this and this to make it quieter!" :)