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by Dru
Wed Mar 15, 2006 12:45 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Pulsing hum
Replies: 3
Views: 1401

I just purchased 2 of the S12 380W ones. I should be receiving them tomorrow 3/16/2006. I should have an assessment by Friday. I hate how it's hard to describe sound on the internet. I shouldn't have said whine. I really don't know how to describe it. It just gives off some frequency like the old CR...
by Dru
Tue Mar 14, 2006 10:30 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Pulsing hum
Replies: 3
Views: 1401

That's funny. I've noticed this with my stock PS in my Antec SLK1650B. When on, has this oscillating whine which has a recurring time of maybe 15 seconds? It will go up... then down and repeat.

Ironically, I am going to replace it with an S12. :)
by Dru
Wed Feb 01, 2006 4:49 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: XP90 or Ninja for P150 and AMD x2 3800+
Replies: 2
Views: 1285

XP90 or Ninja for P150 and AMD x2 3800+

I already have the P150 and AMD x2 3800+ processor. I've been reading about different heatsinks to use. I've pretty much narrowed it down to the Thermalright XP-90 or Scythe Ninja. The Ninja just looks so huge. And it's fairly heavy. I'm leaning towards the XP-90, but from some of the threads, there...
by Dru
Tue Jan 31, 2006 2:58 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is your P150 HDD suspension rubber band OK?
Replies: 99
Views: 75814

It's been awhile since I've posted here (1-2 years?). Anyways, I picked up a P150 from Fry's over the weekend since they were on sale for $129+tax. However, I was concerned because I noticed Fry's has had this P150 "batch" (they had about 15-20) since Oct/Nov (I saw the shipping label on the pallet)...
by Dru
Tue Aug 19, 2003 2:36 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 473
Views: 632994

This thread won't die! :) I was looking at the IBM Keyboards. They claim to be very quiet but.. of course, I want to hear what you guys think. Do any of you have one of these IBM keyboards? They claim "Reduced keystroke noise." I currently use (at work) a Dell QuietKey. It almost reminds me of the V...
by Dru
Tue Jul 22, 2003 6:20 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate Cuda V vs. 7200.7 Significant differences in noise?
Replies: 10
Views: 4573

Cramped? I feel sorry for you guys down there. All the local Fry's in the Bay Area (about 5 of them?) are so spacious. The 2 I've been to in Arizona are also very spacious. But then again, the first, "original" Fry's I used to visit in Sunnyvale was "tiny-tiny". That was back around the late 1980s I...
by Dru
Tue Jul 22, 2003 6:16 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: quiet cdr
Replies: 38
Views: 10495

I have the Samsung either the 332 or 348 (sorry, not at that computer ATM). It's quiet while watching DVDs but not as quite with reading/writing CDs. When I get another burner, I might be looking into that LG one. Oh, and my Samsung does state it has that DVA. But then again, I want to buy a DVD bur...
by Dru
Tue Jun 24, 2003 10:40 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Question for 180GXP owners
Replies: 21
Views: 15011

Unfortunately, when my former ISP went south, so did my files. No customers were able to get their files back. How crappy is that? I'm glad I wasn't running a business with that ISP. So.. sorry, but I don't have the wav file anymore. :( As for the 180GXP, I loved the performance. However, I am very ...
by Dru
Mon Jun 09, 2003 9:06 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Beware - Antec's front USB/FW ports do not work (in USB2.0)
Replies: 12
Views: 6208

Reporting on my experience on getting new front USB 2.0 ports from Antec. They took about a day to reply (pretty good). Antec Tech. Support simply asked for my mailing address. Upon giving it to them, they said, "Consider it sent. Thank you for contacting Antec Tech Support" . About 2 days later, I ...
by Dru
Tue May 27, 2003 4:15 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Beware - Antec's front USB/FW ports do not work (in USB2.0)
Replies: 12
Views: 6208

Bummer. I have the same problem. I just bought myself a Lexar 256MB JumpDrive (USB 2.0 flashdrive). It works great when it's plugged into the back (m/b panel). Connecting it to the front of the Antec 835-II case was a no-go. I've e-mailed Antec support. I'll let you know what becomes of it. It's a s...
by Dru
Tue May 13, 2003 9:03 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Adding a fan to the NoVibes III
Replies: 11
Views: 3906

I don't have my nice Kodak digital camera with me this week. It's in another state. :? So, I used my cheap webcam to take a couple of photos. It's better than nothing. I was too lazy this time to remove the hard drive to show how the fan looks from the other side of the NoVibesIII. You just need to ...
by Dru
Tue May 13, 2003 1:08 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Damn you, SPCR!
Replies: 6
Views: 2003

Ironically... we envy the deaf.... to an extent.
by Dru
Fri May 02, 2003 8:18 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Choosing between Barr V, 7200.7 and IBM 180GXP.....
Replies: 23
Views: 8567

I bought an IBM 180GXP and returned it because of the "chirping" noise. It was a plenty fast drive, however. So, I would recommend the Barracuda 7200.7 or even the Barracuda V. Back to IBM, I keep seeing deals now for the IBM/Hitachi drives. But from those who research on the net know about IBM's pa...
by Dru
Mon Apr 28, 2003 1:31 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: barracuda IV vs 7200.7 single platter versions
Replies: 11
Views: 4660

I never did get around to removing the SeaShield from the IV and putting it on the 7200.7. Do I think it has some effect on the seek noise? I would tend to believe so. I still want to try this out. I did post a later forum thread saying how I attached a Panaflo 80mm at 5V (or was it 7V?) to the NoVi...
by Dru
Mon Apr 28, 2003 11:34 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: barracuda IV vs 7200.7 single platter versions
Replies: 11
Views: 4660

In my opinion, idle noise is about the same. The seek noise difference is very obvious (7200.7 being a "notch or two" higher).
by Dru
Wed Apr 23, 2003 2:21 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Best quality-value-quiet monitor to buy?
Replies: 7
Views: 1991

That NEC LCD-1760V looks "mighty" attractive. It has great specs. For me, I like to game a lot so response time is "crucial". The 1760V has that great 16ms response time. I don't think LCDs larger than 17" can match that timing. So, going from a 19" CRT (18" true value) to a 17" is only a 1" drop. B...
by Dru
Wed Apr 23, 2003 2:08 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WARNING - no 'quiet seek' for Barracuda V SATA!
Replies: 56
Views: 29218

I find that interesting about the AAM Patent. I didn't know one existed. If there is such a beast, then shouldn't only one hard drive maker be using this feature? Or perhaps you have to pay a licensing fee? The drives were released in this order: IV, V, 7200.7. So if the V series doesn't have AAM, t...
by Dru
Tue Apr 22, 2003 1:53 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: buzzing moniter
Replies: 10
Views: 2276

My guess is most monitors do have a buzzing noise. They just have a range of noise levels. I can hear my main monitor at home only with my near silent computer on after midnight (no other noise around). Again, the room has to be pretty near silent. Right now at work, I can't hear my Dell monitor. Ho...
by Dru
Thu Mar 27, 2003 7:51 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Where can I download AsusProbe?
Replies: 3
Views: 4545

Speaking of AsusProbe, I am suspicious about these given temps on the picture link below. It almost appears that the MB/CPU temps are swapped? This is with using Asus Probe 2.19.07 -- anyone else have this strange happening, too?

http://q2jb.com/asusprobe.jpg
by Dru
Thu Mar 27, 2003 6:59 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Where can I download AsusProbe?
Replies: 3
Views: 4545

I don't know, but my search gave me this:

http://www.asus.com/support/download/it ... Name=Tools
by Dru
Sun Mar 23, 2003 5:45 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Weird hard drive squeal
Replies: 23
Views: 9424

I've noticed my 7200.7 does that click-click noise, which is fine. However, that squeal noise is totally different. So, this does not pertain to the squeal noise.
by Dru
Sun Mar 23, 2003 5:40 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: 9600pro passively cooled? Picture here
Replies: 17
Views: 4927

They should have taken pictures of the things we WANT to see, including the passively cooled 9600 Pro. We don't want to see the stock stuff :wink: . Like it was stated, I think the best educated guess must be that they will use the same ZM80A on the 9600Pro. I was just confused into thinking the pic...
by Dru
Sat Mar 22, 2003 11:14 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: 9600pro passively cooled? Picture here
Replies: 17
Views: 4927

Hmm.. I hope that's true because on this page , the Ati Retail 9600 (NON-Pro) has a fan. If Sapphire can get away with making the 9600 Pro fanless, that'd be great! I have my doubts, though. On that page , the text that goes along with that picture says "The new Radeon 9200/9200/9600/PRO cards from ...
by Dru
Sat Mar 22, 2003 10:33 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Weird hard drive squeal
Replies: 23
Views: 9424

I have a 40GB Cuda IV exhibiting the same problem. The firmware is 3.04 noted on the drive's label. I have 2 40GB Cuda IVs running in Raid. These two don't have this problem. The drive performs without any problems but the squealing does bring an eerie feeling. I've had this drive for 2 years now. I...
by Dru
Tue Mar 11, 2003 11:19 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Adding a fan to the NoVibes III
Replies: 11
Views: 3906

That's great for people who live in Sweden or maybe perhaps Europe. I wonder what those figures convert into for US dollars or Canadian currency? It would probably cost a lot to ship internationally, too. With this simple mod (if you already have the NoVibesIII), should be about $3-$4 for the Panafl...
by Dru
Mon Mar 10, 2003 9:13 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My review of the Barracuda 7200.7
Replies: 14
Views: 3991

By the way, i'd like to eventually see someone get AAM to toggle on the drive... just so I can see access time comparisons. A guy at SR got a 7200.7, but it apparently had AAM enabled... and he could not turn it off... since your AAM is aparently disabled.. can you run an accurate test of the drive...
by Dru
Mon Mar 10, 2003 8:54 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Adding a fan to the NoVibes III
Replies: 11
Views: 3906

Adding a fan to the NoVibes III

update: May 13, 2003: Sorry about the broken pictures. My "former" ISP went belly up without notice! On top of that, they were unable to give me my files! Well, enough of that story, I have updated pictures a few replies below. I wanted to see how much difference in temperature there'd be by adding...
by Dru
Sat Mar 08, 2003 10:11 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Question for 180GXP owners
Replies: 21
Views: 15011

Here's the mp3. I have a bad microphone. The sound is "staticy" but the noise from the 180GXP doesn't happen until about the 2 second mark. The sound recording of the HD also feels distorted, but this should give a "feel" for what happens every 10 minutes on this drive. The loudness of the recording...
by Dru
Sat Mar 08, 2003 9:08 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Question for 180GXP owners
Replies: 21
Views: 15011

I've been monitoring when my 180GXP makes these recalibration type noises. They do happen about every 10 minutes. That's too frequent in my book. It's hard to explain the exact type of sound. I think I'll try to anticipate the next occurrence and upload an mp3. Time to look in my pile of junk for a ...
by Dru
Fri Mar 07, 2003 6:52 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Question for 180GXP owners
Replies: 21
Views: 15011

I was curious about this 180GXP drive since people have been talking about it, so I picked one up 2 days ago (60GB model). With AAM off, the seeks are audible, about the same as the 7200.7 with direct mounting. The idle whine is a small notch higher than the 7200.7, too. However, you can barely hear...