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by DreamKiller
Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:16 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: New "beater" build
Replies: 5
Views: 2542

Thanks for the comments :wink: The RAM are running in dual-channel. The board wouldn't post at 400MHz in stock so I had to up the RAM voltage a little bit from 2.5V to 2.6V. I also had to loosen the timings since the board was booting up with the Corsair XMS' timings rather than the significantly sl...
by DreamKiller
Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:28 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: New "beater" build
Replies: 5
Views: 2542

New "beater" build

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by DreamKiller
Sat Apr 19, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help with GPU Please!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 961

Yes. PCIe 2.0 cards are compatible with PCIe 1.0 slots.
by DreamKiller
Sat Apr 19, 2008 9:05 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Oscar's Silent Powerhouse P182 (now w/ VF1000) 56k warning
Replies: 24
Views: 15644

You can also use 2x 80mm fans on the VF-1000, they fit perfectly. I have that setup on my 8800GTS 640MB. Overclocked at 675/1620/999 core/shader/mem, I get 48C idle, and 71C ATi-Tool load. 8800GTS 640MB , VF-1000/RHS88, 2x 80mm Nexus: http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/2983/mg5656yo0.jpg Installed i...
by DreamKiller
Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:25 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU squealing noise with 8800GTX ??
Replies: 4
Views: 2012

A lot of the older G80 (8800GTX, 8800GTS 320/640) video cards have this problem. It's not your PSU. It happens when the card starts to draw a large current through the PCIe power connector (during 3D). The coil on the power stage of the card starts to oscillate in audible frequencies during the load...
by DreamKiller
Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:29 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte 8800GT GV-NX88T512HP
Replies: 13
Views: 10383

Have you tried to undervolt it using rivatuner? Just because it has a 2-pin connector, doesn't mean the fan isn't variable (my 6800GT can attest to that).
by DreamKiller
Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:55 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Are all power lines from a PSU all internally attached?
Replies: 2
Views: 1216

For that setup, it shouldn't matter. You won't exceed the current rating of a standard 18 AWG wire - which is about 5A. That would give you 25W max on the +5V line and 60W max on the 12V line. SATA Hard Drives draw about 10W (max) each and the max you'll see in an optical drive is about 20W. So you'...
by DreamKiller
Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Post your power consumption
Replies: 109
Views: 61456

My Idle is about 140w and 'full-load' is about 335w from the wall. My monitor ran at about 80w from the wall. I measured this with a Kill-A-Watt, they're supposed to have an accuracy of -/+ 0.2%. My full-load test consisted of 2x SATA HDDs transferring files to each other, a DVD burning, network con...
by DreamKiller
Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Slowing down nVidia 7600GT fan
Replies: 7
Views: 3157

Rivatuner: http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=163 It changes fan speed on the driver level, so it doesn't really need to be loaded after you set the speed. The only thing you need is an Nvidia card with a Voltage or RPM fan-speed control. Most cards after the 6-series are equipped with thi...
by DreamKiller
Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:03 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dual Display: ATI vs Nvidia
Replies: 4
Views: 1940

The option you're looking for is "Dual View". It's in the "Display" > "Setup multiple displays" option in the driver properties.

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by DreamKiller
Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:31 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Dell airflow design: shroud blocks all airflow! (pictures)
Replies: 17
Views: 6605

I've worked on Dell XPS 600's before, those exhaust fans should be BOTH exhausting. Someone at the factory must've installed it wrong (I've seen it on HPs too). Anyway, I say just get rid of those 92mm fans and just zip-tie a single quiet 92mm on the fan grill while the second slot is blocked (tape ...
by DreamKiller
Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:37 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Leadtek's 8800GT with Zalman fan
Replies: 1
Views: 2477

Looks like the Zalman VF-1000 with the rest of the heatsink chopped off and the same 80mm fan. Zalman really needs to redesign the 80mm fan they use - it completely sucks.

The reference 8800GT fans are supposed to be screamers so I would just get a normal 8800GT and slap a Zalman VF-900 on it.
by DreamKiller
Mon Dec 31, 2007 11:22 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: DEAD QUIeT Fan For Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme
Replies: 17
Views: 5159

I run a Nexus 120 on the Ultra-120 Extreme and its pretty quiet at 12V since the fan is deep inside the case. Sleeve bearing fans aren't supposed to be used for heatsinks but screw that :D
by DreamKiller
Fri Dec 28, 2007 2:11 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD Green Power - a new quiet 3.5" hdd standard
Replies: 76
Views: 106631

Great review. Currently waiting for Newegg to ship mine.

Also, I would like to point out that the Recommended Hard Drives page links the "Western Digital Green Power WD7500AACS" to the WD5000KS drive.
by DreamKiller
Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:39 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Core 2 Duo, GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R and cooling
Replies: 18
Views: 7740

If you want even better northbridge cooling, the HR-05 and the Ultra-120 Extreme will fit on a DS3R. I have the DS3L version but the layout is almost the same. Just that mounting the fan clip on the HR-05 side requires a lot of patience. Here's my setup: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2152/212179011...
by DreamKiller
Sun Dec 23, 2007 7:15 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 7v / 5v fan mod
Replies: 11
Views: 5562

Most or all power supplies only have one single rail on +5V anyway. So basically, the current the fan feeds back using the +7V trick into the +5V line gets fed back to all the devices that use +5V.
by DreamKiller
Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:46 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: The next big to a Thermalright Ultra 120 but smaller?
Replies: 5
Views: 2868

The Ultra-120 will fit Lian-Li mid-towers. It barely fit my Lian-LI PC65b.

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Almost touching the panel!

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Same angle with no flash. (Man, I gotta fix that motherboard bending).
by DreamKiller
Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:48 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800 buzzing coil sound
Replies: 39
Views: 38236

sorry, im too lazy to look through your external links, but is this also an issue with GTS's? Yeah, it happens with the GTS. It happens somewhere in the power regulating stage. It only shows up when the card is nearing its maximum stress point (when running ATITool for example). However, when runni...
by DreamKiller
Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:59 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Hello SCPR!
Replies: 2
Views: 1621

Hello SCPR!

Hello all: I frequent this site a lot to get the latest news in silent computing. I must say, I absolutely love the articles here. The "recommended" articles are probably the best feature on this site with the. The best part about articles are the MP3 recordings - those help me a lot in picking comp...