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by gustavs_a
Tue Sep 09, 2008 5:14 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 TOXIC and Accelero S1 Rev2 ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2966

Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 TOXIC and Accelero S1 Rev2 ?

Hello, Is it compatible with Accelero S1 Rev2, without replacing heatsinks on VGA? I like that this card has already all heatsinks attached (RAM, etc.) - less work, less chance to break something, and I have read that Accelero S1 included heatsinks can have problems sticking (falling off). Card revi...
by gustavs_a
Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:40 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Harddrive silencing software
Replies: 11
Views: 8818

Great program. Thanks!
by gustavs_a
Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:56 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which HDD is the Quietest?
Replies: 3
Views: 2107

I bought WD5000AAKB, a different model, but the difference is probably just interface (IDE). It's much louder than my old Barracuda IV. Can't recommend. For quietness I would look at 1 platter 3.5" or any 2.5" HDDs.

Update: with the help of HDD enclosures it's now quiet after all.
by gustavs_a
Thu Feb 09, 2006 8:35 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD Athlon X2 4400+: ADV4400DAA6CD or ADA4400DAA6CD?!?
Replies: 12
Views: 6493

AMD has changed the CPU info. Look at this:
http://www.boot.lv/forums/viewtopic.php ... 4400daa6cd
(scroll down to the message by Installer)

Some time ago I was even thinking that ADV4400DAA6CD has 128KB less L1 cache.
by gustavs_a
Tue Feb 07, 2006 2:00 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Recommended Motherboards: From a Silence Perspective 1.1
Replies: 163
Views: 218583

>Common MB Problems for Silencers

Coil whining should be added to the list. Not sure if capacitors can also make noises. My last 2 MBs have made noises, so I think it's a common issue, but very overlooked.
by gustavs_a
Mon Feb 06, 2006 12:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building new system, feedback on Asrock 939dual-sata2?
Replies: 15
Views: 5132

Still even after disabling Audigy 2 Platinum the MB is not completely silent, some lower frequency noise is present. However it is not audible in normal conditions.
by gustavs_a
Mon Feb 06, 2006 12:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building new system, feedback on Asrock 939dual-sata2?
Replies: 15
Views: 5132

Have a problem with this board. After installing Audigy 2 Platinum drivers, the coils start to whine, but only on low CPU usage. Whining starts/stops also when enabling/disabling device in Control Panel.
Also, my OCZ high performance ram doesn't works at the rated specs.
by gustavs_a
Mon Feb 06, 2006 5:30 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: All-in-Wonder x1900 - Could be the way we want it
Replies: 11
Views: 3399

~El~Jefe~, you are not going crazy. In Google you can find information about this, but I still think consumers have been too quiet. When I had the NVIDIA card I was using 15" CRT on 800x600 res. The picture was blurry and colors bleak compared to ATI. Totally unacceptable. Never had a Matrox card. I...
by gustavs_a
Sun Feb 05, 2006 3:17 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: All-in-Wonder x1900 - Could be the way we want it
Replies: 11
Views: 3399

~El~Jefe~, I have the same experience with NVIDIA, bad image quality on analog connection. But with DVI I think image quality should no longer be an issue.
by gustavs_a
Sun Feb 05, 2006 12:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: which cpu fan is good to NINJA?
Replies: 8
Views: 3110

I can recommend Papst 4412F/2GLL.
by gustavs_a
Sat Feb 04, 2006 11:45 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire X800 GTO Ultimate and GTO^2 modded with ZM80D-HP
Replies: 3
Views: 1677

How about the GTO Ultimate version (I suppose it's the old version) with no fan?
http://www.sapphiretech.com/en/products ... p?gpid=120

then I probably wouldn't need to do the heatsink modding.
by gustavs_a
Sat Feb 04, 2006 3:05 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD3000JB makes very annoying whistle noise
Replies: 2
Views: 1444

Try to get a refund if possible (probably impossible if you live in certain countries) or sell it. Another option: just throw it in the garbage can :) A large problem with computer hardware is that it's often impossible to test it before buying. Recommendations in forums are not very reliable, peopl...
by gustavs_a
Sat Feb 04, 2006 2:41 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire X800 GTO Ultimate and GTO^2 modded with ZM80D-HP
Replies: 3
Views: 1677

Sapphire X800 GTO Ultimate and GTO^2 modded with ZM80D-HP

I read in this thread the newer GTO Ultimate cards have a fan: http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=27795 Obviously the fan was added because the cards were overheating. I want a fanless card and if I manage to get it I am a little worried about this. My computer has only 2 fans: PSU (80...
by gustavs_a
Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:22 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New Samsungs no longer quiet
Replies: 73
Views: 41798

Having enjoing the silence of Barracuda IV 40Gb many years, I was disappointed with SP2504C. Whine is minimal, but the lower frequency (humming like a fan) idle noise is rather loud, but not very irritating (compared to Barracuda IV, which is almost inaudible, except some idle whine (may be develope...
by gustavs_a
Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:17 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Whining Components
Replies: 128
Views: 251216

My ASRock 939Dual-SATA2 motherboard has noticeable coil whine that only starts after Windows is loaded and only with LOW CPU load. Not sure I'm going to live with it. Anyone else has the same? Update: I have identified that the whining starts only after installing the Creative Audigy 2 Platinum driv...
by gustavs_a
Wed Dec 14, 2005 4:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need X2 4400+ motherboard and video card advice
Replies: 7
Views: 2763

[Edit: changed my mind about ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe due to many problems reported with it on ASUS forum] Currently my pick is MB: ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe - expensive, but I like the 8 phase power thingy Smile VGA: Sapphire X800 GTO Ultimate - I want an ATI based card Both use passive cooling. Would thi...
by gustavs_a
Wed Dec 14, 2005 3:47 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need X2 4400+ motherboard and video card advice
Replies: 7
Views: 2763

why would you want to use an 80mm fan with a SCNJ-1000? it seems a 120mm would fit better, provide better airflow, and be quieter... Never had a 120mm fan, but the 2 92mm ones I have tested were considerably louder than 80mm. BTW, with 80mm fan the CPU temps were even lower than with 92mm at simila...
by gustavs_a
Wed Dec 14, 2005 5:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need X2 4400+ motherboard and video card advice
Replies: 7
Views: 2763

Need X2 4400+ motherboard and video card advice

Ideally I'd like this system to have only 2 80mm fans @~1000rpm: for PSU and CPU. What would be the best MB and fastest PCI-E x16 video card for a stable 24/7 system? I'd like an ATI based video card. Currently I have a similary cooled P4 1.6A Northwood system with Sapphire Radeon 9600 Pro AGP with ...
by gustavs_a
Fri Jun 17, 2005 6:13 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Room for growth? Upgrading a very quiet PC
Replies: 1
Views: 1154

Room for growth? Upgrading a very quiet PC

Hi, I would like to upgrade my almost inaudible, quietened PC, but I definitely want to have the same level of quietness. I am quite power hungry, ideally I would like an Athlon X2 4800+ or Athlon FX-55, but these would probably need faster and louder fans to cool properly or Zalman TNN 500AF, which...
by gustavs_a
Thu Feb 03, 2005 6:38 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2nd HDD recommendation?
Replies: 2
Views: 1460

2nd HDD recommendation?

I have quietened my PC to the point that it is barely audible, it has only 2 80mms fans (CPU and PSU), each spinning at around ~1100rpm (for my standards, even 1400rpm was too noisy). I have Barracuda IV 40GB and after the modding I could hear the annoying idle noise, then I put it on a foam and it ...
by gustavs_a
Fri Feb 20, 2004 1:13 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo clicking
Replies: 15
Views: 4298

Just received a Panaflo L1A a few days ago, made in China. It clicks too.
by gustavs_a
Tue Feb 17, 2004 7:54 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic Super Silencer 460W
Replies: 18
Views: 6428

gustavs_a Looking at your spec you have 2 case fans at 5V, presumably one input and one exhaist. As a result there is very little cooling air in your case, at anything other than idle all your temp controlled fans will speed up, but they will not achieve much, they just stir up the hot air. I think...
by gustavs_a
Tue Feb 17, 2004 5:55 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How much resistance do I need?
Replies: 9
Views: 3085

1) A very slight change in sound pitch (from fan speeding up) when changing from 0 to 100% CPU usage. I can't hear it now, but yesterday evening when it was very quiet I could notice it. I don't think the PSU is defective, the old PSU had the same thing more pronounced. 2) Yes it's Seasonic Super Si...
by gustavs_a
Tue Feb 17, 2004 4:16 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How much resistance do I need?
Replies: 9
Views: 3085

I'm trying to modify the PSU, I want to bypass the PSU fan controller to fix the revving up and down issue and use the voltage from MB sysfan connector. I haven't replaced the stock 80mm SuperRed fan yet, but even with the stock fan it's much too fast. I don't know how much voltage comes from the sy...
by gustavs_a
Tue Feb 17, 2004 2:16 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How much resistance do I need?
Replies: 9
Views: 3085

How much resistance do I need?

The Zalman Fanmate1 still doesn't slows down the fan enough, I would like to make it 2-3 times slower (and then fine tune the speed with the Zalman controller). What resistance resistor do I need to use? Please post a formula. Thank you!
by gustavs_a
Mon Feb 16, 2004 6:00 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic Super Silencer 460W
Replies: 18
Views: 6428

Just did a test with a program that changes the CPU usage from 0 to 100% every second. Actually there is a difference in sound that I didn't noticed first or it has started only now! I'll try to power the replacement fan from MB, maybe that will fix it.
by gustavs_a
Mon Feb 16, 2004 4:52 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic Super Silencer 460W
Replies: 18
Views: 6428

Today received the PSU. I am quite pleased with the noise level even with the stock fan, it is quieter that my old Codegen 350W PSU. The fan ir rotating at much lower RPM, but makes a bit of clicking noise. So far it's working at very stable RPM, no noticeable revving up and down with changing CPU u...
by gustavs_a
Wed Feb 11, 2004 2:14 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic Super Silencer 460W
Replies: 18
Views: 6428

Re: Mod

I have ordered the Super Silencer 460W, Zalman fanmate controller and the Panaflo L1A, I couldn't find the M1A in any european sites.

1) How do I test if PSU is not overheating?
2) How to make a PSU fresh air duct?

Thank you,
Gustavs
by gustavs_a
Thu Feb 05, 2004 4:12 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: temp sensitive fans - does resistance go up/down with temp?
Replies: 14
Views: 2996

I once too removed the thermo resistor from the fan, but shortening it made it too fast even with the fan controller, so I soldered a normal resistor in place.
by gustavs_a
Thu Feb 05, 2004 1:23 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic Super Silencer 460W
Replies: 18
Views: 6428

Re: Mod

FYI, the difference between 24 and 32cfm is 7 db according to panasonic's specs, and the panaflo M1A pushes 32cfm, same as the stock fan (assuming that info is correct, I thot it was 35cfm). I am talking about replacing the stock fan with PAPST 8412N/2GML (26,5CFM, 19dB), I don't want to use a 32CF...