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by Pjotor
Thu Jul 13, 2006 11:34 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best socket 754 cooler fitting in a Silverstone LC10M
Replies: 6
Views: 2797

cut out the strut and put in an Aerocool HT101 ducted to the back. Works pretty well.
Now that's interesting. I have been thinking along those lines, but I haven't quite dared to do it because I feared the case would become unstable. Have you had any such problems?
by Pjotor
Thu Jul 13, 2006 11:32 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best socket 754 cooler fitting in a Silverstone LC10M
Replies: 6
Views: 2797

I obviously have to embarrass (sp?) myself for bumping my own post. Come one, someone must have been in need for a not-too-tall, good, and, quiet cooler for socket 754 processors :?
by Pjotor
Thu Jul 06, 2006 10:45 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best socket 754 cooler fitting in a Silverstone LC10M
Replies: 6
Views: 2797

Best socket 754 cooler fitting in a Silverstone LC10M

Hi guys, I have just bought most of the parts for an HTPC build. The stock socket 754 will be exchanged for something else. Because the socket is new to me, I don't know much about good coolers. There are some size restrictions in the case. There is a strut right above where the heatsink is, and the...
by Pjotor
Sun Aug 28, 2005 9:54 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Thermal chimney to replace case fans - calculations here
Replies: 5
Views: 3024

cotdt wrote:ahhh... good idea. you can even make it 50 ft high out of thick cardboard.
I'd just love to see someone lug a 50' chimney to a lan party.
by Pjotor
Sun Aug 28, 2005 9:49 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: front or rear?
Replies: 3
Views: 2604

I second BenW's statement.
by Pjotor
Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:57 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: My Zalman 400B has started ticking!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1545

The screws may be hidden under stickers, which probably say "Warranty void if removed" or something along those lines.
by Pjotor
Wed Jul 13, 2005 8:59 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Barton XP-Ms all the same?
Replies: 3
Views: 1303

Right.
by Pjotor
Sun Jul 10, 2005 9:03 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Recommed Zalman NB47J?
Replies: 8
Views: 3451

No problems with NB overheating if you use the Zalman. Don't know about compatibility with Ninja, though.
by Pjotor
Sun Jul 10, 2005 8:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Best (Windows) Email Client?
Replies: 17
Views: 10300

I agree with the above.

At home, I switched to Outlook from Thunderbird after I bought a smartphone. Not my best move, but sensibel because my workplace uses MS software only.
by Pjotor
Fri Jun 03, 2005 9:07 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 9800 Pro + Vf700-AlCu - Is this a good idea or no?
Replies: 1
Views: 1237

Get it. Trust me, you won't regret it. A cinch to install and excellent performance/noise ratio.
by Pjotor
Wed May 11, 2005 8:38 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: dual xeon w/passive heatsinks overheating
Replies: 14
Views: 3999

i watercool my dual xeon (2.4Ghz) rig. Radiator with two Nexus Case fans at 12V .. very much silent. There's another 12cm case fan in the back of the case. CPU temperatures right now: cpu1: 36C cpu2: 38C (100% load, folding for SPCR) You know, those temperatures at load suggest you can lower the sp...
by Pjotor
Sat Apr 16, 2005 5:15 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Are You Using Dual 80mm Fans?
Replies: 8
Views: 2198

el_ wrote:make it fit! 4.5inchs is 120mm fan. cut the hole.
Well, almost at least -- it's a few millimeters less, but shouldn't cause you much trouble. If it does, use a 92mm instead.
by Pjotor
Sat Apr 16, 2005 5:12 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: should i be worried about my x800xl temps?
Replies: 15
Views: 4131

Without stability problems, don't worry -- most VPUs run happily at those temps and above. What you should think about is the case airflow; 45C is pretty high. (Browse the forums to find tips on what to do about it.) A high-quality thermal paste will save perhaps three or four degrees at the most; a...
by Pjotor
Mon Apr 11, 2005 10:34 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Zalman NB47 install question... ( seems loose )
Replies: 2
Views: 3555

Re: Zalman NB47 install question... ( seems loose )

It doesn't need to be firm to work well. Don't worry about it as long as there are no stability problems.

If you do want the fit to be firmer, you should be able to put a flat piece of metal between the northbridge chip and the heatsink.
by Pjotor
Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:31 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: cpu/NB cooling for Barton 2800 and Abit NF7-S
Replies: 10
Views: 2866

Zalman's NB47 fits on NF7-S v2.0 (use them myself). Depending on the CPU cooler, you may have to snip of a few of the fins from the NB cooler. It's made of aluminum, so it's very easy to cut.
by Pjotor
Sun Apr 03, 2005 12:57 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic Tornado A2
Replies: 5
Views: 1891

Hi daniel and Welcome to SPCR!

I have never used a Seasonic PSU, but I think you can keep it if you don't have any problems with it. We can't tell you what to think of it. If it works and fulfills your requirements with regards to performance and noise (or lack thereof) -- be happy!
by Pjotor
Sun Mar 27, 2005 8:46 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Mobiles: 2400+ 35W or 2600+ 45W?
Replies: 3
Views: 4094

Badger wrote:another question, if I were to run a 2400+ or 2600+ at 2.2ghz and 1.6V, like I've read a lot of people doing, can I expect temps to be the same as my desktop 2500+ barton at 1.6v?
Given the same voltage and frequency, the temperature will be the same.
by Pjotor
Thu Mar 24, 2005 8:22 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anyone have 2,5" RAID0 vs single disk benchmarks?
Replies: 11
Views: 3769

That's because nobody runs 2.5" drives in RAID 0. The next post is gonna be "Naw man, I run teh Ra1d0 for sho, wit the not3bo0k drive because its 1337 to teh M4X!!!!" Seriously, you buy a slow, quiet drive, and run it in RAID? why bother? I can think of two reasons: 1. You want the performance of a...
by Pjotor
Wed Mar 23, 2005 11:31 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: "bending" thermalright si-97 heatpipes?
Replies: 13
Views: 3705

Another reason for not bending heatpipes: The wick in some of them are not soft, but rather made of a hard, porous material ("sintered" may be the correct term). If you try to bend it, it will break and seriously decrease the heatpipe's performance. Check out the type of pipe before bending...
by Pjotor
Tue Mar 22, 2005 9:54 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Decoupling or Grill Removal?
Replies: 10
Views: 2738

It's been my opinion that a decent, slow moving and well balanced fan will not benefit much from decoupling, especially when compared to a normal mounting on a solid and sturdy case. Decoupling is beneficial for some fans. I shared your opinion before, but after decoupling a 120mm ADDA fan and actu...
by Pjotor
Sun Mar 20, 2005 1:21 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Phantom Menace - Lota talk, no answers.
Replies: 54
Views: 15681

I play games, too (mainly BF1942 and BFV), and I have no stability problems. The answer to your question 6 (higher number of failures) might be that a lot of us are really pushing the lower end of the ventilation/airflow envelope. The Phantom behaves really nicely with good airflow. When the airflow...
by Pjotor
Sun Mar 20, 2005 1:09 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Need to run VCore at 1.75 to get computer to boot
Replies: 5
Views: 1481

Have you checked the *actual* voltage?

On my computer (XP-M 2500+ at 2300 MHz), the voltage according to MBM 5 is 0.03 to 0.05 V lower than the BIOS setting. My motherboard is an NF7-S v2.0.
by Pjotor
Wed Mar 16, 2005 6:31 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet pusher fan (120 mm or more) - is any available?
Replies: 16
Views: 3758

Not fully on topic -- I think the fan type is called a tangential fan (as opposed to axial fans).
by Pjotor
Mon Mar 14, 2005 6:38 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: minimum voltage of zalman 7000 Cu?
Replies: 9
Views: 3519

At least I used straight DC current. I don't know about ckolivas though.
by Pjotor
Mon Mar 14, 2005 4:28 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: minimum voltage of zalman 7000 Cu?
Replies: 9
Views: 3519

ckolivas wrote:I found mine worked down to about 3.5v
I second that. It can handle really low voltages.
by Pjotor
Thu Mar 10, 2005 2:23 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Building WC rig...
Replies: 4
Views: 2152

Ditch the floppy drive and slap the pump in the drive cage. You probably don't need the floppy anyway, and USB sticks are better for portability.
by Pjotor
Thu Mar 10, 2005 2:23 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Building WC rig...
Replies: 4
Views: 2152

Remove the floppy drive from the drive cage and slap the pump in there. You probably don't need the floppy anyway, and USB sticks are better for portability.
by Pjotor
Thu Mar 10, 2005 2:20 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo 80mm L1A - producing clicking
Replies: 4
Views: 1738

Most PSUs use PWM to control the fan speed. PWM tends to produce clicking in a lot of otherwise silent fans.
by Pjotor
Mon Mar 07, 2005 9:38 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: positive case pressure?
Replies: 3
Views: 1881

I entered "case pressure positive negative" (no quotes) in the search field, selected the option that all words should be included, and got a bucketload of hits, all pertaining to your question.