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by rivet
Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AC S1 rev.2
Replies: 6
Views: 1390

I just got a used Diamond 4850 coming in the mail, looks like it is the original single slot design, so I expect it run hot and/or loud. Not sure if AC S1 is a good choice for the card. Also, is the installation easy? I have never replaced a video card heatsink before.
by rivet
Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AC S1 rev.2
Replies: 6
Views: 1390

Thanks all for your reply. I found newegg.ca has it in stock. Also, how does the heatsink compared to AC S1 rev. 2 compared to AC L2 pro, the later one is cheaper with a fan, usually $20 (+shipping and tax if applicable).
by rivet
Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AC S1 rev.2
Replies: 6
Views: 1390

AC S1 rev.2

I am looking for a new quiet video card for light gaming. When I read thread here, a lot of people recommend buying a normal video card and replace the heatsink with aftermarket cooler like AC S1. However, when I check online, I can't find AC S1. anywhere in Canada. NCIX forum said the product is di...
by rivet
Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: WTB: silent/quiet nvidia 9800gt(x), gts 250/9600gt etc.
Replies: 3
Views: 2118

Thanks very much. I would definitely prefer GTS 250 (especially the 1g version) over 9800gtx, both of them are still quite expensive though. The evga model is $135 on newegg, not including shipping and tax, I could almost get a 5770 for that. Also, I can't find Accelero S1 sold at anywhere. I don't ...
by rivet
Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: WTB: silent/quiet nvidia 9800gt(x), gts 250/9600gt etc.
Replies: 3
Views: 2118

WTB: silent/quiet nvidia 9800gt(x), gts 250/9600gt etc.

I am looking for a silent or near silent nvidia card in Canada, prefer Gigabyte 9800gt silent cell, but can also consider a card with Acceloro S1 or similar quiet aftermarket cooler on it. Can also consider 9600gt or sth. better like 9800gtx(+).

PM me if you happened to have one.
by rivet
Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:04 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe fan "clicking" noise
Replies: 7
Views: 3356

Thanks very much, that is what I am worried about. I guess slipstream does not have the best QC. Btw, Just wondering how do you control S-Flex in variable speed, it is not PWM fan, by speedfan? or a fan controller? Scythe Slipstreams click. I think it's because they have sleeve bearings. I had two, ...
by rivet
Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:23 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Speed fan error in controlling fan speed
Replies: 1
Views: 4260

Speed fan error in controlling fan speed

Hi, My speedfan used to be fine automatically control CPU and exhaust fan speed according to CPU core temprature. However, one day, it shows some "collision" error during detection and can no longer automatically control the fan speed anymore. But if I manually adjust the speed, it sill works. Below...
by rivet
Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI 5770 and triple screen works!
Replies: 7
Views: 2647

Where do you buy your DisplayPort to VGA adaptor? Is that cheap? (as you mention DP to DVI adapter is expensive)
by rivet
Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe fan "clicking" noise
Replies: 7
Views: 3356

Thanks for the explanations. So does that mean if I can avoid using the motherboard's fan control (In my case, Q-fan setting in the bios) , that will prolong the fan's "quiet" life span? If so, maybe next time I should just buy the fan with the right speed in terms of noise and just leave it at full...
by rivet
Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Asus Q-fan control problem
Replies: 2
Views: 2473

Thanks very much for the quick reply. The CPU fan on the Xigmatech cooler use the 4-pin header, the exhaust fan which is connect to the "optional fan" on the MB uses 3-pin header. I'v tried speedfan and set it up. It works great first for months, then suddenly, it will show some detection error in t...
by rivet
Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Asus Q-fan control problem
Replies: 2
Views: 2473

Asus Q-fan control problem

Hello, guys, For any one who is familiar with Asus MB Q-fan control, do you know how it works. Here is my problem, I am trying to enable bios Asus Q-fan control so that the fan can be quiet at idle and increase rpm on load. However, the problem is the fan seems to stay very low and never crank up ev...
by rivet
Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe fan "clicking" noise
Replies: 7
Views: 3356

Scythe fan "clicking" noise

I just noticed that my Scythe slipstream 1200 rpm fan some times make "clicking" noise that is very annoying. Sometimes using Speedfan to lower the RPM can solve the noise, but not always work. It happens more when I keep my PC on for a long time. Actually, I heard such noise when the fan is only ar...
by rivet
Sat May 10, 2008 6:37 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Attack of the Scythes
Replies: 72
Views: 47376

Can confirm this, the medium feels much lounder than the 1200rpm slipstream How would the 1200 RPM slipstream at full speed compare to a tricool on the medium setting in terms of noise? Ive used both, and really i find the 1200rpm at full voltage is only a bit louder than the tri-cool on low , whils...
by rivet
Sat May 10, 2008 5:58 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Attack of the Scythes
Replies: 72
Views: 47376

I notice that the SH slip stream model (1900rpm) working at 9v (1340rpm) at 26dBA is quieter than the M model (1200rpm) working at 12v (1200rpm) at 28dBA, is this likely a sample variation, or the nature of these fans? If so, maybe running SH model at 9v is a better idea if I can tolerate 26dBA. Tha...
by rivet
Thu May 08, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Attack of the Scythes
Replies: 72
Views: 47376

slip stream compared to S-flex

Great, my Ninja comes with the slip stream 1200rpm fan, it does sound very quite. Is the rpm rating comparable to the fan tests using the old method? I want to see how the slip streams compared to S-flex at the same noise level. Thanks. Edit: Never mind, just saw you have mentioned that the rpm rati...
by rivet
Wed May 07, 2008 9:10 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Fan Roundup #4: 120mm Fans II
Replies: 49
Views: 36977

Great artical

Great artical. Just wondering will the 120mm Scythe slip stream line be tested sometime? It seems to have quite good specifications and are popular in the forum.
by rivet
Sat May 03, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Is my temperature right?
Replies: 11
Views: 3203

Wow, thanks for the post, just saw Xigmatek appear's on Canada computers' website. It is currently OOS everywhere, but when they get some stock, I will try them. The reason I mention buying another quiet fan is because I read the reviews on SPCR's site mentioning replacing the stock fan with the ref...
by rivet
Sat May 03, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Is my temperature right?
Replies: 11
Views: 3203

That is a good advice, after reading all the reviews, the Xigmatek looks like a winner. However, Xigmatek is not available in Canada. The only thing close to Xigmatek that is available is OCZ vendetta 2. Anyway, the cheapest I can get for OCZ vendetta 2 is $50 include shipping, not a bad price but t...
by rivet
Sat May 03, 2008 10:26 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Is my temperature right?
Replies: 11
Views: 3203

Thanks, a stupid question, how do I set the fan at 7v? you could change your case fans from Antec Tri-Cools to Scythe SlipStreams or even S-Flex fans, both are great and easily undervolted. Nexus makes very good fans as well, but Noctua fans have a bit more personality than other fans in terms of no...
by rivet
Sun Apr 20, 2008 6:00 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Is my temperature right?
Replies: 11
Views: 3203

Thanks very much. I might consider order two slip stream fan. By the way, it does not make much difference in cooling when I am lying my on its side, so I guess that is how much I can get from my sample of Ninja Rev. B other than increasing case air flow. you could change your case fans from Antec T...
by rivet
Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:55 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Yay! Silence!
Replies: 2
Views: 1542

which Ninja

Which version of NiNja do you use? My rev. B isn't cooling my CPU quite well, it is quiet though. Thanks.
by rivet
Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Is my temperature right?
Replies: 11
Views: 3203

bolt-thru kit is a good idea, but I guess that will need to remove my motherboard from the case first. If I am going into this hassle, I would rather order an TRUE instead. I guess I'll leave it for now until I got some free time. I just feel the temperature is a bit too high for stock speed conside...
by rivet
Sun Apr 13, 2008 4:56 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Is my temperature right?
Replies: 11
Views: 3203

Is my temperature right?

I'v got my Scythe Ninia Rev. B installed a few days ago (with stock slip stream 120mm 1200rpm fan running at full speed, it runs at 1050rpm most of the time though) . I just run some prime95 small FFT test, so far after 1 hours of test, the 4 cores in Core temp reported so far (highest) as 68/68/61/...