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by blahblahbloo
Thu Aug 21, 2003 11:44 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Suggestions? 1600x1200 DVI-out XFree86-supported card?
Replies: 8
Views: 4637

Re: Suggestions? 1600x1200 DVI-out XFree86-supported card?

Bat wrote:Must be well supported by XFree86. (Ideally I'd prefer to avoid NVidia with their closed-source binary-only drivers.)
The open-source drivers will work just fine if you don't care about 3D.
by blahblahbloo
Sun Aug 10, 2003 3:45 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fanless nvidia cards
Replies: 32
Views: 19663

i think the best "bang for the buck" cards <$90 are the radeon 8500le/9100's. although they are not passively cooled, how hard is it to unplug the fan and rig an undervolted fan to blow at it? Hmm. Not too hard I guess. Might be a little tougher to rip out that ATI processor and replace it with an ...
by blahblahbloo
Tue Aug 05, 2003 5:53 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Can I use a 300W PSU?
Replies: 5
Views: 1745

Just installed a 400W Seasonic Super Silencer PSU. Unfortunately, it doesn't move enough air to cool the case, so I had to plug the 120mm case fan back in @ 8V. But even with that fan plugged in the system is a lot quieter, at least as long as I don't run [email protected]
by blahblahbloo
Tue Aug 05, 2003 5:49 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fanless nvidia cards
Replies: 32
Views: 19663

let us know how it works out. :) It seems to work pretty well so far. The picture was nice and crisp at 1024x768 (the maximum resolution for the monitor used on the machine that this card was for). Haven't heard any complaints about it at all. Next time I go over there I'll have to install Quake 3 ...
by blahblahbloo
Tue Aug 05, 2003 5:48 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Arctic Silver 3, capacitance, and RAM sticks
Replies: 15
Views: 3006

You might have also had a run-in with a bit of an electrostatic charge too....in which case, you fried your ram. Computer components (including RAM) are electrostatically sensitive, so if you had a charge and/or weren't grounded, it's possible that you fried your RAM. And I don't think licking it i...
by blahblahbloo
Fri Aug 01, 2003 3:36 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Arctic Silver 3, capacitance, and RAM sticks
Replies: 15
Views: 3006

Instead of licking the RAM, I just put it in a different slot. It works fine. Next time I have a bad stick of RAM I'll have to try giving it a good slurp.
by blahblahbloo
Thu Jul 31, 2003 10:08 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fanless nvidia cards
Replies: 32
Views: 19663

Re: fanless nvidia cards

1. Impeccable 2D display quality. I don't This depends on how you define impeccable, but I have tried every single generation of nVidia cards and their sharpness in [email protected] Hz using the best CRTs available is not good. That is, it's worse than Matrox or ATI Radeons. Then again, ATI Radeon has ...
by blahblahbloo
Thu Jul 31, 2003 10:05 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fanless nvidia cards
Replies: 32
Views: 19663

I didn't mean to say that TV input was required. It's just that if there were two fanless nvidia cards that were equal on requirements 1-3, one of them was cheaper, and the other had TV input, I'd get the one with TV input (within reason, of course). So low price is a lower priority than TV input, a...
by blahblahbloo
Thu Jul 31, 2003 10:01 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fanless nvidia cards
Replies: 32
Views: 19663

Sure, these fanless Radeons sound nice, but ATI driver support in Linux really is bad enough to make any Radeon completely useless to me. I ordered one of those Albatron cards linked to up at the top of the thread. We'll see how it works. It should be fine, since the monitor on the machine it's goin...
by blahblahbloo
Tue Jul 29, 2003 5:49 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan mufflers?
Replies: 15
Views: 5342

I bought a PSU muffler from http://www.muffledcomputing.com for about 30 bucks, and it works reasonably well. (Contrary to their recommendation, I decided to apply the adhesive so that it covers not only the PSU fan but also the 80mm case fan right below it, which works alright on my case.) However...
by blahblahbloo
Tue Jul 29, 2003 8:29 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fanless nvidia cards
Replies: 32
Views: 19663

ATI + Linux == suck
by blahblahbloo
Tue Jul 29, 2003 6:47 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fanless nvidia cards
Replies: 32
Views: 19663

POLIST8 wrote:I was thinking of that one myself. I think with a panaflo running of of a Zalman Bracket you'd be perfect.
Does it even need that?
by blahblahbloo
Tue Jul 29, 2003 3:16 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Can I use a 300W PSU?
Replies: 5
Views: 1745

Jan Kivar wrote:What case do You have?

Jan
It's a Lian-Li PC62 with a 120mm hole cut out of the top.
by blahblahbloo
Tue Jul 29, 2003 2:07 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Can I use a 300W PSU?
Replies: 5
Views: 1745

I'd add Fortron FSP350-60PN to the list too. You seem to have lots of hot components there, and Fortron is an excellent choice for situations as this, as it really moves air compared to Nexus/Seasonic/Zalman (place PSU with 80 mm fan here). Seasonic has the Super Tornado, which has 120 mm fan also....
by blahblahbloo
Tue Jul 29, 2003 2:01 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fanless nvidia cards
Replies: 32
Views: 19663

fanless nvidia cards

What's the best nvidia-based graphics card that runs fanless without modification? Since I'm sure the quickest response to this would be "best for what?", here are other desired qualities, in order of preference: 1. Impeccable 2D display quality. I don't tolerate weird artifacts during normal 2D use...
by blahblahbloo
Mon Jul 28, 2003 3:05 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Can I use a 300W PSU?
Replies: 5
Views: 1745

Can I use a 300W PSU?

Here's my system: - Tyan Tiger MPX motherboard w/ onboard LAN - 2 x Athlon MP 2100+ - 1.5 GB PC2100 ECC Registered memory - Visiontek GeForce 4 Ti 4600 - Adaptec 39160 PCI SCSI adapter - two PCI LAN cards - SBLive 5.1 - a floppy drive - 36 GB Fujitsu MAN series 10k RPM SCSI HDD - SCSI CD-RW - SCSI D...
by blahblahbloo
Mon Jul 28, 2003 12:42 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Where is my noise coming from?
Replies: 15
Views: 2797

I'm pretty sure the noise I hear now is just turbulence noise from the PSU.
by blahblahbloo
Mon Jul 28, 2003 12:02 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Where is my noise coming from?
Replies: 15
Views: 2797

GamingGod wrote:you probably dotn need it. But since you already have a gapping hole in the top of the case then you should undervolt it. It would be best if there was no hole there in the first place though.
Covering the hole with a pillow has no significant impact on the noise level.
by blahblahbloo
Sun Jul 27, 2003 10:21 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Where is my noise coming from?
Replies: 15
Views: 2797

Once you have narrowed that down, If it is the CPU fans (Panaflo's), then you can replace them easy. If it is the PSU or 120mm top of case fan, it is a little harder, but still achievable. Actually, the 120mm top of case fan is very easy to replace. Should I replace it with a Papst, undervolt it, o...
by blahblahbloo
Sun Jul 27, 2003 10:10 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Where is my noise coming from?
Replies: 15
Views: 2797

describe the noise. Most likely suspects: 1. the SCSI drive is vibrating the heck outta the case. 2. the 4600 is whining like a fat kid in an ice cream parlor Well, I'm not sure how to describe it except that it's fairly low pitch, like how a jet engine sounds when it first starts up and hasn't nea...
by blahblahbloo
Sun Jul 27, 2003 6:50 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Where is my noise coming from?
Replies: 15
Views: 2797

Oh, forgot one thing: there's a 120mm Panaflo low fan in a hole cut out of the top of the case.
by blahblahbloo
Sun Jul 27, 2003 6:30 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Where is my noise coming from?
Replies: 15
Views: 2797

Where is my noise coming from?

My system is a lot quieter with some new heatsinks I just put in, but it's still kinda loud, and now I can't really tell where the noise is coming from. Here are the noise-generating components: - 3 stock Lian-Li 80mm case fans (two in front set to medium speed) - Fujitsu MAN series 10,000 RPM SCSI ...
by blahblahbloo
Sun Jul 27, 2003 6:20 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Why isn't Fortron 120mm fan recommended?
Replies: 9
Views: 2258

The question for the poll was "what PSU do you use", not "what PSU is your favourite". Big difference. I have a hunch that 120mm Fortrons are great "bang for the buck" in the US, where most of SPCR's members seem to hail from. We all WANT mega-expensive, silent-running fanless PSUs, but few of us c...
by blahblahbloo
Sun Jul 27, 2003 6:01 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Arctic Silver 3, capacitance, and RAM sticks
Replies: 15
Views: 3006

DryFire wrote:could it have shorted the dim?
Well, I hope not. That would just be a big barrel of suck.
by blahblahbloo
Sun Jul 27, 2003 5:38 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Arctic Silver 3, capacitance, and RAM sticks
Replies: 15
Views: 3006

Arctic Silver 3, capacitance, and RAM sticks

I put a couple SLK-800A's in my system a little while ago with AS3 as the heatsink compound. I had to take out my RAM to get the old heatsinks out. After I had the CPUs and heatsinks installed, I started putting my three sticks of RAM back in. I forgot to wash my hands until after I had already rein...
by blahblahbloo
Sat Jul 26, 2003 5:56 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: high-purity isopropanol
Replies: 7
Views: 1914

high-purity isopropanol

Arctic Silver says you need high-purity isopropanol to clean stuff:

http://www.arcticsilver.com/arctic_silv ... ctions.htm

How high-purity does it need to be? And where can I get some of this stuff?
by blahblahbloo
Sat Jul 26, 2003 5:15 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: SLK-800A installation
Replies: 6
Views: 1512

Yes it did. They are white foamy things - they do indeed look like the ones on the processor (except the aforementioned color). They are not required, but are just there to liken the chance you'll muck up your core. Ohhh! I see. The white foam square has circular cutouts. Those were pretty hard to ...
by blahblahbloo
Sat Jul 26, 2003 4:15 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Will SLK-800U fit on these?
Replies: 7
Views: 1712

Rusty075 wrote:
ThermalRight.com's SLK-800 Motherboard Compatibility Information wrote:
So far, we have not found any boards not compatible with SLK-800. If you've found any, we would appreciate if you could report them to here.
But that's for the SLK-800A, isn't it? He's talking about the SLK-800U.
by blahblahbloo
Sat Jul 26, 2003 2:44 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Intel Prescott > 100 W !!?
Replies: 20
Views: 5758

Perhaps this particular CPU core was named for us Arizonans. There's a city called Prescott, and IIRC it's up in the mountains where it's nice and cool. So if you buy this processor, you'll need to run it in your garage; and if you run it in your garage, you'll need to move to Prescott to get low en...
by blahblahbloo
Sat Jul 26, 2003 2:36 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Intel Prescott > 100 W !!?
Replies: 20
Views: 5758

Good grief! I wonder if the stock HSF is going to include something more exotic than a thermally controlled fan. I guess one solution to quiet the racket without expensive and exotic parts will be to put the system in the garage :) Open a small hole in the wall, and run video, USB and FireWire cabl...