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by pleb
Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:56 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Are Tri-Cools really *that* bad?
Replies: 30
Views: 7458

To chime in with what a lot of people are saying, on Low they're really barely audible at ~1.5m IMO. Since replacing the stock fan on my HD4850 with an accelero + Scythe 800rpm the only significant noise source in my Antec Sonata III is the Earthwatts 500 PSU, and I find that I have to concentrate t...
by pleb
Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Club 3D HD 4850 stock fan won't slow down.
Replies: 3
Views: 1879

Just got the Accelero in...and I now can't hear my computer at all :D
by pleb
Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:39 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Club 3D HD 4850 stock fan won't slow down.
Replies: 3
Views: 1879

I still have the stock cooler on my 4870. I discovered the only way to be sure the fan speed changes took effect was to hit "Test Your Settings" and then after they finish "Apply" and Ok. Alternatively you can edit the Profile.xml file and set the speed manually. Tried that but no joy. I've tried t...
by pleb
Fri Oct 31, 2008 2:55 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Club 3D HD 4850 stock fan won't slow down.
Replies: 3
Views: 1879

Club 3D HD 4850 stock fan won't slow down.

I've got a Club 3D 4850 in my new machine whose fan doesn't seem to do what CCC/Rivatuner tells it. I'm using the latest (8.10 I think) drivers/CCC. As far as the software can tell me, the fan is at 50% speed at bootup. If I change the fan speed in CCC it appears as if the change has taken effect an...
by pleb
Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:52 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire HD4850 Dual Slot Fansink and Accelero S1?
Replies: 35
Views: 19837

JohnVenture wrote:I'll post some pics if you guys are interested.
Please do, I'm waiting for delivery of a Sonata III case + 4850 + other components and I'd be interested to see how yours looks.
by pleb
Sat Sep 20, 2008 1:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New Build Critique
Replies: 16
Views: 3197

going back to the CPUs for a sec, I am planning to run one VM occassionally, and I came across this on arstechnica which is quite relevant. It's been mentioned on these forums before that the 45 nm processors' VT implementation is superior to that on the 65 nm processors, so a 45 nm quad-core proces...
by pleb
Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New Build Critique
Replies: 16
Views: 3197

i'm not sure about quad-core. the low-end 45nm quad (q9300) is about $100 more expensive. the older q6600 i think is around the same price, but considerably hotter. i had a chance to play with windows movie maker (or whatever it's called) on both q6600 and an e8400 machines and, while the 6600 was ...
by pleb
Sun Sep 14, 2008 5:03 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec Sonata III + Q6600 (OC'd) + HD4850 = cooling issues?
Replies: 5
Views: 1732

Yes basically. There's quite a lot of different ways to approach this "challenge" but rubber bands would be a well established way to do it. You could also use those rubber studs or bolts or whatever they call them, or foamy material, or invent your own way of soft mounting. The sky is the limit. S...
by pleb
Sun Sep 14, 2008 4:42 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec Sonata III + Q6600 (OC'd) + HD4850 = cooling issues?
Replies: 5
Views: 1732

Hi and welcome to SPCR I'm not sure that you will have to crank up the fans to cool your new build satisfyingly but you will find out when you have it build and up and running. Are you going to overclock it in order to get better game performance? The CPU is pretty powerful at standard clock so the...
by pleb
Sat Sep 13, 2008 5:51 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec Sonata III + Q6600 (OC'd) + HD4850 = cooling issues?
Replies: 5
Views: 1732

Antec Sonata III + Q6600 (OC'd) + HD4850 = cooling issues?

Hi This is a question regarding possible cooling issues in a sonata III case. background (feel free to skip) : I'm building a pc for the first time and I'd like to make it quiet (probably not hardcore silent like what many of you here seem to be able to achieve but a step up in quietness from my del...