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by hall1k
Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Elastic suspension: Still getting loud seek noise?
Replies: 7
Views: 4752

Re: Elastic suspension: Still getting loud seek noise?

Heh, I wish :wink: I'd probably take a pretty big hit if I tried selling it, given that SSHDs didn't take off that well, and its not even laptop sized. My plan is to just use the 240GB as a 64GB cache for Windows (because of the limitations of Intel's SRT), and the remainder as a cache for linux. Th...
by hall1k
Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Elastic suspension: Still getting loud seek noise?
Replies: 7
Views: 4752

Re: Elastic suspension: Still getting loud seek noise?

Okay, I did do the SMART tests and everything came up okay. I did originally decide on the SSHD because I didn't want to commit to an SSD, but it turns out I'm getting a 240gb Intel 530 SSD for christmas anyway. I may just shelve the SSHD or just power it on when I need it, but it seems like a waste...
by hall1k
Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Elastic suspension: Still getting loud seek noise?
Replies: 7
Views: 4752

Elastic suspension: Still getting loud seek noise?

Hello all, I recently picked up a 1TB 7200RPM Seagate SSHD, as I was running out of space. My original 500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 was essentially inaudible over normal background noise, but this new drive is ridiculously loud. It reminds me of the old 40GB IDE monsters that you could hear throu...
by hall1k
Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:56 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 55C idle with Mugen 3 and Intel i7-4770K
Replies: 7
Views: 3812

Re: 55C idle with Mugen 3 and Intel i7-4770K

You didn't tell us how you obtain the temps. If the temps were at 100° C, you should either observe throtteling or shutdowns. If you do not have any throtteling, then your temp readings may be way off. Sorry, I didn't know to provide this info. Yes, I did observe throttling down to about 2.5ghz (my...
by hall1k
Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 55C idle with Mugen 3 and Intel i7-4770K
Replies: 7
Views: 3812

Re: 55C idle with Mugen 3 and Intel i7-4770K

Okay, so running prime95 caused it to shoot up to 100C almost instantly. So now I'm pretty sure its the heatsink contact.
by hall1k
Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 55C idle with Mugen 3 and Intel i7-4770K
Replies: 7
Views: 3812

Re: 55C idle with Mugen 3 and Intel i7-4770K

Okay, I'm seeing 46C now at idle, measured with RealTemp. I've never known AS5 to improve that much, that quickly due to burn-in, but my knowledge is admittedly a bit out of date. Is 46C idle to be expected of these chips, do you think? Edit: While RealTemp is showing temperature at 46C, it shows "d...
by hall1k
Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 55C idle with Mugen 3 and Intel i7-4770K
Replies: 7
Views: 3812

55C idle with Mugen 3 and Intel i7-4770K

So I just upgraded from an i5-2500K to the i7-4770K, and my normal idle temps with a Scythe Mugen 3 (and Arctic Silver 5) are about 55C according to the BIOS, which seems way too high. The motherboard is an Asrock Z87 Pro3. I'm not sure if I messed up with the artic silver application (I've done it ...
by hall1k
Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Queiting PNY GTX460 XLR8
Replies: 14
Views: 2643

Re: Queiting PNY GTX460 XLR8

Thanks everyone for your help! I ended up just zip-tying a 120mm antec tri-cool onto the heat sink. No noticeable temp difference but it's much quieter now.
by hall1k
Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Queiting PNY GTX460 XLR8
Replies: 14
Views: 2643

Re: Queiting PNY GTX460 XLR8

frenchie wrote:Probably not, but maybe it would be enough to run the card fan at 20% even at load ?
True, I'll try that. I might go for a fanless cooler if I can find one for the 460. Apparently it doesn't hare the same holes as the GF100 chips.
by hall1k
Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Queiting PNY GTX460 XLR8
Replies: 14
Views: 2643

Re: Queiting PNY GTX460 XLR8

frenchie wrote:Maybe you could move one of your front intake fans closer to the card ?
I don't think that'd be enough to run fanless with the crappy stock heatsink, would it?
by hall1k
Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Queiting PNY GTX460 XLR8
Replies: 14
Views: 2643

Re: Queiting PNY GTX460 XLR8

Okay, thanks. I tried afterburner and it keeps it nice and quiet at idle, but even at 30% it becomes really loud. It's just the pitch of the sound, it makes you tense up and think "turn it off! turn it off!" The thing is, I got it recertified on newegg for $125, and there's no way I could get anothe...
by hall1k
Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:20 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Queiting PNY GTX460 XLR8
Replies: 14
Views: 2643

Re: Queiting PNY GTX460 XLR8

frenchie wrote:I would try to remove the front fans and I would open some of the PCI slots (remove the covers).
Why? It was perfectly quiet before I installed the GTX 460, so it must be the card I would think.
by hall1k
Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Queiting PNY GTX460 XLR8
Replies: 14
Views: 2643

Re: Queiting PNY GTX460 XLR8

what is your fan/case setup ? Antec 900 with 2 stock 120mm tri-cool LED fans in the front, 1 in the back, and a non-LED 200mm at the top. CPU is an i5 2500k with a mugen 3 cooler with stock 120mm fan facing the ram and pushing out the back. There's a 120mm fan in the bottom-mounted seasonic s12ii 6...
by hall1k
Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Queiting PNY GTX460 XLR8
Replies: 14
Views: 2643

Queiting PNY GTX460 XLR8

I just bought this card off newegg to replace my old hd4650 (which was completely inaudible, probably because it drew less power than the southbridge haha), and damn is it ever loud! Is there anything I can do to quiet it down a bit? I'm pretty new to this. I suppose I could take a 120mm off the fro...
by hall1k
Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Any way to balance a 200mm top fan in my Antec 900?
Replies: 5
Views: 1294

Re: Any way to balance a 200mm top fan in my Antec 900?

dhanson865 wrote:It's a tricool 200mm. Does it vibrate noticeably on low or just when on medium and high?
Yup, it's a tricool 200mm with no LED. So far I've always had it on low. I don't think I can even reach that stupid little switch haha.

Should I maybe try oiling it?
by hall1k
Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:43 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Any way to balance a 200mm top fan in my Antec 900?
Replies: 5
Views: 1294

Re: Any way to balance a 200mm top fan in my Antec 900?

If it's vibrations then a softer mounting is the way to go in order to reduce and hopefully quiet down the noise. Unless the noise is really a ticking or grinding noise from the fan motor, or such strong vibrations that it might suggest that the fan is really going bad. Also, disconnect or carefull...
by hall1k
Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:44 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Any way to balance a 200mm top fan in my Antec 900?
Replies: 5
Views: 1294

Any way to balance a 200mm top fan in my Antec 900?

Title says it all pretty much. To my ears my setup is more than quiet enough, but the only annoyance so far is that the 200mm fan at the top of the case seems to be off-balance, vibrating slightly. How would I go about balancing it? I really don't want to buy another fan, I already dropped enough on...
by hall1k
Sun Jun 19, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel Haswell CPU - a Quantum Jump in CPU Performance?
Replies: 46
Views: 19937

Re: Intel Haswell CPU - a Quantum Jump in CPU Performance?

Even "Core" (non-2 from Jan 2006), is not so slow that normal people notice. Give them a SSD with that Core computer, and they will think it is a new super-fast machine. Amen to that. The only reason I invested in a core i5 2500k (currently en route from newegg) was for scientific computing (I'm a ...
by hall1k
Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel Haswell CPU - a Quantum Jump in CPU Performance?
Replies: 46
Views: 19937

Re: Intel Haswell CPU - a Quantum Jump in CPU Performance?

If they have them planned, doesn't that kind of imply that they already know they'll be able to shrink the dies? Why not shrink them all the way down to 11nm or less NOW, and promptly blow all of their competition right out of the water? A child prodigy at say age 10 might state that they will do x...
by hall1k
Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Removal of heat spreader for better cooling performance?
Replies: 7
Views: 1769

Re: Removal of heat spreader for better cooling performance?

And why would you risk messing up a perfectly working CPU just to get at best 5-10c advantage ? Hahaha you're talking to the wrong guy here. I only asked because the last time I did something like this was with an athlon 64 X2, in which the heat spreader was not soldered to the CPU die at all. I wo...
by hall1k
Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:15 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Overclocking -- Concern about Northbridge -- Watercool it?
Replies: 17
Views: 6944

Re: Overclocking -- Concern about Northbridge -- Watercool i

You would think that with northbridge chips doing less and less actual work these days (they no longer house the memory controller, and more recently the integrated graphics), they would produce less heat relative to their speed.
by hall1k
Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:10 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Removal of heat spreader for better cooling performance?
Replies: 7
Views: 1769

Removal of heat spreader for better cooling performance?

I think a lot of things late at night, but lately I've been wondering: What if you removed the heat spreader on a modern CPU so that the die(s) made direct contact with the heatsink, just as we all used to do back in the good old days? There could be an issue of excess weight on the die, but with a ...
by hall1k
Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:11 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: What about alternative coolant fluids?
Replies: 7
Views: 4690

Re: What about alternative coolant fluids?

lodestar wrote:
ces wrote:There are some PCs which operate in tanks filled with oil that serves as a coolant.
You can buy a kit to do this http://www.pugetsystems.com/aquarium_co ... module.php

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Or I can do it myself for $600 less haha.
by hall1k
Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4650 - Should I bother upgrading?
Replies: 13
Views: 1944

Re: Radeon HD 4650 - Should I bother upgrading?

Yes, but can you get better single-thread performance going from 4 cores to 2 cores, as you apparently can going from 6 to 4? that's a good question! I'm not familiar with it, but if you check what people have been able to achieve with let's say the Phenom II X4 955BE versus the Phenom II X2 550 BE...
by hall1k
Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: What about alternative coolant fluids?
Replies: 7
Views: 4690

What about alternative coolant fluids?

I was just thinking, wouldn't a thicker fluid like maybe some good old 10w30 be able to absorb more heat and thus not need to circulate as fast as your typical water-based setup? Or would it not absorb heat quickly enough?
by hall1k
Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel Haswell CPU - a Quantum Jump in CPU Performance?
Replies: 46
Views: 19937

Re: Intel Haswell CPU - a Quantum Jump in CPU Performance?

mb2 wrote:
ces wrote:with 3 die shrinks planned before 2014 is out.
If they have them planned, doesn't that kind of imply that they already know they'll be able to shrink the dies? Why not shrink them all the way down to 11nm or less NOW, and promptly blow all of their competition right out of the water?
by hall1k
Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:53 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Motherboard whine
Replies: 3
Views: 1106

Re: Motherboard whine

As soon as I saw your post I immediately thought of bad capacitors. They often make that kind of whine when they blow (think hotdogs in the microwave). Even if you have solid caps on your board, the smaller sized caps are usually still electrolytic because solids don't come in capacities that small....
by hall1k
Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Will it work -- AM3 CPU on AM2 board (690G)?
Replies: 8
Views: 2815

Re: Will it work -- AM3 CPU on AM2 board (690G)?

I looked into this a while ago when a friend wanted to upgrade his CPU on a 690G mobo. It should work, but you will need to update to the latest BIOS first (before you put in the AM3 CPU). I had no problems putting an AM3 quad-core phenom into an Asus M2A-VM HDMI mobo. To be fair, I only tried it b...
by hall1k
Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4650 - Should I bother upgrading?
Replies: 13
Views: 1944

Re: Radeon HD 4650 - Should I bother upgrading?

the savings from a 4-core BE to a 2-core BE are pretty slim. I would keep the extra 2 cores! games are already starting to take advatnage of 3 cores. a 4th will be helpful down the road Yes, but can you get better single-thread performance going from 4 cores to 2 cores, as you apparently can going ...
by hall1k
Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4650 - Should I bother upgrading?
Replies: 13
Views: 1944

Re: Radeon HD 4650 - Should I bother upgrading?

I currently have an athlon 64 x2 7750BE (2.7ghz) [...] build a brand new rig with a phenom II X6 1090T black edition and 4gb of ddr3 1333, and That A64 x2 7750BE is a fine CPU, but you might be disappointed with the performance of the PII x6 1090T. Your single threaded performance is only 30% faste...