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by Morten74
Thu Nov 25, 2010 4:41 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quietest setting for fans on AC Twin Turbo Pro?
Replies: 2
Views: 654

Quietest setting for fans on AC Twin Turbo Pro?

Hi guys How do make this cooler produce the least noise? Currently I have connected the fans to the card (XFX HD5850) and fans are at 21% (lowest possible), and while it is very quiet, it is stille the 'loudest' component in my system. Would it be better to use molex-to-7v adaptor? I know that I wou...
by Morten74
Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:45 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best tool to overclock ATI 5850?
Replies: 0
Views: 676

Best tool to overclock ATI 5850?

Hi guys I know this forum primarily is about silencing PCs, but I'm sure some of you do a little OC too :mrgreen: After I have put the AC Twin Turbo Pro on my XFX 5850, it is running so cool that I'm sure I can squeeze a little more out of it. Setting the clocks tol 850/1150 in MSI Afterburner doesn...
by Morten74
Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Undervolting a fan?
Replies: 3
Views: 529

Re: Undervolting a fan?

Perfect! Thanks for the fast reply! It may not be the most elegant solution, but as a "quick'n'dirty" way to try different combinations 8) Hmmm... this is getting out of hand - first I replaced my HX750 PSU with an AX750 (fan doesn't spin even during load). Then I replaced the cooler on my HD5850 wi...
by Morten74
Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Undervolting a fan?
Replies: 3
Views: 529

Undervolting a fan?

Hi Guys I need some advice about undervolting a Nanoxia fan. I currently have a "ULNA" from a Noctua fan on it, but it still spins ar approx. 1100 rpm, and I want it below 800 rpm. Could I use 2 Noctua "LNA" in serial connection? -or even 1 "LNA" and 1 "ULNA"? [The "ULNA" and "LNA" are the short pie...
by Morten74
Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Installing AC Twin Turbo Pro on my XFX 5850
Replies: 4
Views: 1266

Re: Installing AC Twin Turbo Pro on my XFX 5850

Just to follow-up... So I finally decided to void my warrenty and swap the cooler :-) Much to my surprise (and joy) there was no seal that needed to be broken in order to remove the stock cooler - in other words, I can easily put the stock cooler back in case I need to RMA the card 8) I was a bit wo...
by Morten74
Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:57 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Installing AC Twin Turbo Pro on my XFX 5850
Replies: 4
Views: 1266

Re: Installing AC Twin Turbo Pro on my XFX 5850

Are you sure the cooler will fit on the stock 5850? Check if the DVI shield touches it before assemblying, if that's the case, you'll have to cut the lower left fins a bit. I will fit - Arctic Cooling have updated the cooler, so the relevant approx. 12 fins are about 2cm shorter than the others in ...
by Morten74
Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:46 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Installing AC Twin Turbo Pro on my XFX 5850
Replies: 4
Views: 1266

Installing AC Twin Turbo Pro on my XFX 5850

Hi Guys Everything is ready on my table, just waiting for the operation to begin :D I just have a few quick questions. I plan on keeping the backplate from the reference cooler for the best cooling of the VRMs and RAM (I know a little modding might be needed). I was just wondering whether I should a...
by Morten74
Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD 3200AAKS which are single-platter?
Replies: 5
Views: 1102

Re: WD 3200AAKS which are single-platter?

Okay, I should be fine then - production date is August 29, 2010 (in Thailand).

So let's see if it's quiet...

:wink: Morten
by Morten74
Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:42 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD 3200AAKS which are single-platter?
Replies: 5
Views: 1102

WD 3200AAKS which are single-platter?

Hi Guys I recently bought a WD 3200AAKS and was of course wondering if it was a single or dual platter version. I checked the posts/reviews here, but my drive's revision is not the same as any of the ones described here. Can I find an overview of "Revisions - # of platters" anywhere, or should I jus...
by Morten74
Sat Oct 30, 2010 2:59 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GELID Icy Vision fit in Antec Solo case?
Replies: 5
Views: 1124

Re: GELID Icy Vision fit in Antec Solo case?

Perfect - THANKS!

-I have 2x2GB RAM and a Win 7 x64 DVD just waiting to be installed :D

BTW. is the included VRM heatsink sufficient, or should I also get a Thermalright 5850 VRM R4 ? -looks like it would be perfect in the line of the air stream from the intake fan...

:wink: Morten
by Morten74
Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:17 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GELID Icy Vision fit in Antec Solo case?
Replies: 5
Views: 1124

GELID Icy Vision fit in Antec Solo case?

Hi Guys

As my XFX Radeon HD5850 is now the noisiest component in my setup, the quest for silence continues...

But I'm wondering if the GELID Icy Vision Dual Fan Cooler will fit in a non-modified Solo case?

Thanks in advance

:wink: Morten
by Morten74
Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Best way to partition HDD?
Replies: 9
Views: 1618

Best way to partition HDD?

Hi Guys I'll be changing OS from XP to Win7 x64 shortly, and after some post in here about having the OS on a separate partition ensuring that the OS is placed at the edge of the drive (=higher speed), I though that might be worth a try... I'll be using a WD 3.5" 3200AAKS 320GB, and it has to hold t...
by Morten74
Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:16 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fan swapping in Antec 3480 PSU?
Replies: 10
Views: 1356

Re: Fan swapping in Antec 3480 PSU?

BTW. any suggestions on whether the Noctua can be slowed down in the PSU? Planning on connecting the Noctua fan to the MB for power. I haven't understood you. Whether? "Whether" to me means "if". The R8 may be slowed down using the LNA/ULNA supplied adapters (even both at the same time), or using a...
by Morten74
Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:08 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Power connector on ASUS P7H55D M Evo???
Replies: 3
Views: 828

Re: Power connector on ASUS P7H55D M Evo???

Thanks! So if I understand you correct, there is no need for me to use both 4-pin connectors of the PSU if I only use an i3 540 CPU with no OC and no graphics card (use the integrated GPU of the i3 540)? The Antec PSU has the split 4-pin + 4-pin connector, but I have only connected one. System is st...
by Morten74
Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:39 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Power connector on ASUS P7H55D M Evo???
Replies: 3
Views: 828

Power connector on ASUS P7H55D M Evo???

Hi guys! This weekend I completed a build for my dad using the ASUS P7H55D-M Evo (reviewed here: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1019-page2.html ] Everything works great (and temps and noise are impressive), but one thing made me curious - the "8-pin power connector [2x4]" had halft of the conn...
by Morten74
Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:25 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fan swapping in Antec 3480 PSU?
Replies: 10
Views: 1356

Re: Fan swapping in Antec 3480 PSU?

BTW. any suggestions on whether the Noctua can be slowed down in the PSU? Planning on connecting the Noctua fan to the MB for power.

System is an i3 540, a 2.5" WD 5400rpm HDD, a DVD drive and 2 Yate Loon 120mm fans.
Thanks in advance

:wink: Morten
by Morten74
Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Where is the noise coming from?
Replies: 7
Views: 1089

Re: Where is the noise coming from?

Regarding the slowing down of video card fans: they may NOT, in fact, slow down when you move the slider in some application. I know my Asus 5770 would not go below 30% and my current Gainward won't go below 40%, no matter what it says in Afterburner. You need to verify by monitoring RPM or stoppin...
by Morten74
Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:44 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Where is the noise coming from?
Replies: 7
Views: 1089

Re: Where is the noise coming from?

As I from time to time take my PC to LAN parties, I stopped using the soft mount for the HDD - could the noise be vibrations from the HDD (eventhough I did use the silicone grommets)... Could be HDD whining also. If that is the case, suspension will help only slightly—you might need an SQD or simil...
by Morten74
Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Where is the noise coming from?
Replies: 7
Views: 1089

Where is the noise coming from?

Hi Guys Having recently replaced my HX750 PSU for an AX750 I can now hear another noise from my PC (I guess that's how it is), but I can't really seem to identify the source :-( I was quite convinced that it was the fan on the HD5850, but even slowing it from 20% to 10% with MSI Afterburner did not ...
by Morten74
Sun Oct 10, 2010 1:37 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best thermal paste for Q9650/ TRUE Rev. C?
Replies: 0
Views: 746

Best thermal paste for Q9650/ TRUE Rev. C?

Having recently replaced my Thermalright Ultra-120 for a Thermalright Ultra Extreme Rev. C i used the thermal paste included with the cooler (applied thin layer to both heat spreader on CPU and heatsink, as instructed with the cooler). On the Ultra-120 I used AC5 applied as instructed by Arctic Silv...
by Morten74
Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New HDD for "Quiet Gamer PC"
Replies: 4
Views: 621

No suggestions?

:wink: Morten
by Morten74
Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:30 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrade to Antec P180 mini + Corsair AX750/850?
Replies: 6
Views: 1080

i decided not to cut a top vent, and just install the psu with the fan facing down. Works perfect - fan only spins up during extreme conditions (Prime95, Burntest, gaming etc.). And at those times, the HD5850 is louder anyway...

In my opinion there is no need for the top vent.

:-) Morten
by Morten74
Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New HDD for "Quiet Gamer PC"
Replies: 4
Views: 621

New HDD for "Quiet Gamer PC"

Hi Guys Having finally decided to make the move to Windows 7, I thought now might be a good time to upgrade my HDD (ok admitted - installing new OS on a new HDD is also a nice way to be sure that everything is working and that you have not forgotten to back something up before you format your drive ...
by Morten74
Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:40 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Using a 2.5" hdd in QNAP TS-119?
Replies: 0
Views: 2316

Using a 2.5" hdd in QNAP TS-119?

Hi Guys Having changed my PSU to an AX750 (pictures and temps to come) has briught the (almost) silence back to my quiet gamer PC - only noise is the ATI 5850 with stock cooler and I can live that. Unfortunately (you know how it is), I can now hear my QNAP TS-119 NAS sitting on my besk behind the mo...
by Morten74
Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Alternative airflow in SOLO case?
Replies: 9
Views: 1090

Hmmm, you might be right... I'll give the "install upside down and cut a 120mm round hole in the top cover" idea some more thought. I would not think that the fan in the AX750 would ever spin up with my setup, so it should not be a problem having a fan facing upwards...

:-) Morten
by Morten74
Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Alternative airflow in SOLO case?
Replies: 9
Views: 1090

Just one more thought... Would it be possible to place a PSU e.g. a Seasonic x650 or Corsair AX750/850 upside down, having the intake facing upwards, but without cutting the case. Instead making some sort of intake (metal mesh?) in the upper 5.25" drive bay, and and placing a metal/plexi plate on th...
by Morten74
Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fan swapping in Antec 3480 PSU?
Replies: 10
Views: 1356

quest_for_silence wrote:viewtopic.php?t=60197
Ciao Luca

Grazie mille!!!

I actually just ordered the exact Noctua fan for the swap 8)

:-) Morten
by Morten74
Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New silent PSU - Corsair AX750 or Seasonic X650?
Replies: 3
Views: 1542

Hey Mike!

Thank you very much for your reply! I ended up ordering the AX750 as it was cheaper and has an additional 2 years warrenty - and the X650 is quite hard to find here in Denmark.

BTW - Love this site and your very thorough reviews!!!

Best regards

Morten
by Morten74
Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Alternative airflow in SOLO case?
Replies: 9
Views: 1090

Thank you all for your inputs!

@frenchie: I think I'll stick to the normal airflow for the time being, maybe just cut out the exhaust grill...

:-) Morten
by Morten74
Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrade to Antec P180 mini + Corsair AX750/850?
Replies: 6
Views: 1080

I actually ended up ordering the AX750 for 3 reasons:

1) Cheaper - though not by much
2) 7 years warrenty compared to 5 on the Seasonic
3) Only the Corsair was available from my favourite "PC pusher"

-We'll see how she goes...

:-)