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by jmatucd
Fri Apr 15, 2005 1:14 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Enabling Temp Sensor on 6600GT
Replies: 10
Views: 3767

my msi 6600gt PCIE shows it with no problems (even in linux :) ) And w/ normal usage it is at ~30 -> 34 degrees... usually one degree below ambient in the case .. or so it claims (btw I have the NV silencer 6 rev2)
by jmatucd
Fri Apr 15, 2005 1:50 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: NV silencer 6 ~ (for 6600gt) where to buy?
Replies: 8
Views: 2724

Yea, it is clearly blowing downward (into the case) and there is no air comming out the back or in that direction... I connected it in the same position as the original cooler (that is, the power connector is in the only possible configuration) I guess Ill try to fanmate it and see if that persists....
by jmatucd
Thu Apr 14, 2005 6:56 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: NV silencer 6 ~ (for 6600gt) where to buy?
Replies: 8
Views: 2724

no, at '0.3 stone' it pretty quiet (my SP1612C is louder than it and masks all other noise :), nidec btw.) I'm happy with it, the temperatures are usually really low and you can't hear it on... even with the hard disk off, the noise / humming is really minimal btw, is it supposed to be sucking air o...
by jmatucd
Thu Apr 07, 2005 9:40 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: NV silencer 6 ~ (for 6600gt) where to buy?
Replies: 8
Views: 2724

http://www.jab-tech.com/catalog/Arctic_ ... _2825.html

$26 bucks and they ship it from new york (takes a week to get to cali). Mine was fine.
by jmatucd
Thu Apr 07, 2005 8:52 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: -5V line showing +3.33V ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1774

don't worry, my s12 430's -5v line shows up as about -60v most of the time in bios
by jmatucd
Thu Apr 07, 2005 3:33 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Motherboards: Socket 939, PCIe Compatible, etc.
Replies: 78
Views: 41253

due to problems using the integrated LAN, and the resulting 50% loss of your PCI slots (1 of 2) from an extra card.... I would recommend against the Soltek K8T890Pro-939 *until* they fix the problem. This is unacceptable.
by jmatucd
Sat Apr 02, 2005 8:37 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 and SpeedFan
Replies: 11
Views: 3046

oh, my problems were / are on the sl-k890Pro
by jmatucd
Thu Mar 31, 2005 11:39 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 and SpeedFan
Replies: 11
Views: 3046

i have the same board and i cannot get the gigabit ethernet (realtek) to communicate with the router. Has something to do with being unable to negotiate a speed. I popped a linksys pci one in and it worked. I hope they fix the on board LAN. Those bastards. Now i have to swap my m-audio revolution 7....
by jmatucd
Tue Mar 29, 2005 9:46 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New PC build problems
Replies: 4
Views: 1477

I have the following system:

Soltek k890pro-939 motherboard
a64 3000+
corsair pc3200 super duper ram
MSI 6600gt pci-e
seasonic s12 430W


I have no such problems (i just built it). It seems your PSU looks good and it is your graphics card. RMA it and see if that helps.
by jmatucd
Tue Mar 29, 2005 9:40 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Nvidia 6600GT AGP and VGA Silencer
Replies: 10
Views: 3661

an update:

I installed an nv6 on an MSI 6600gt PICExpress and it fits fine and is very quiet (claims 0.3 stones or something of the sort). There is NO clicking.
by jmatucd
Wed Mar 23, 2005 6:38 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Nvidia 6600GT AGP and VGA Silencer
Replies: 10
Views: 3661

the NV silencer 6 rev2 will fit 6600 and 6600gt models. Its new. I just bought one from jab tech. Supposedly fixed the clicking too.
by jmatucd
Tue Mar 22, 2005 9:37 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Leadtek 6600GT PCI-e: cooling options?
Replies: 12
Views: 4002

I ordered an nv6 from jabtech (for like 25 bucks vs newegg's 43). I'll get it next week and ill be posting some results. It claims to be "Noise Level: 0.3 Sone". Which should be ~20-25ish territory. Fanmate it and it would be ok. Supposedly they fixed the clicking of older versions. Supposedly.
by jmatucd
Sun Mar 20, 2005 9:21 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SP1614N spinpoint defective?
Replies: 8
Views: 2607

sorry for the delay, the number was fairly small, however the symptoms were severe -- crashes and clicking when accessing certain partitions. Clearly DOA/close to it. RMAed it and got a JVC in return :( bust. Not sure if I should risk buying another spinpoint as my backup(!)
by jmatucd
Sun Mar 20, 2005 9:18 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Noisy Seagate 7200.7 SATA(NCQ) HDD. Is it dying???
Replies: 8
Views: 2656

I had a similar problem with grinding on a seagate 7200.7 200gb. Was really bad when playing a game or reading off one area of the disk, and then the head would skip to another and you could hear the most evil of sounds ; ) Basically RMAed it, cause i knew it would be trouble You should do the same ...
by jmatucd
Tue Mar 15, 2005 5:40 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Source in SF Bay Area for Antex 3000B or Sonata
Replies: 5
Views: 1981

buy it from amazon.com for $43.69 with free shipping

search for "slk3000b"
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/de ... s&n=507846
by jmatucd
Fri Mar 11, 2005 2:08 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Soltek SL-K890Pro experiences?
Replies: 1
Views: 1046

oh, and I'm not entirely sure how well it works with CnQ
by jmatucd
Fri Mar 11, 2005 12:22 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Soltek SL-K890Pro experiences?
Replies: 1
Views: 1046

Soltek SL-K890Pro experiences?

I'm planning a new system for an a64 3200+ 90nm 939. I'm wondering what experiences people have had with this board and or information regarding the board relating to problems. I saw MikeC post that there was a noise issue with the sample he had--however, he did not elaborate. Would anyone recommend...
by jmatucd
Thu Mar 10, 2005 10:39 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ideal Hi-end CPU to cool down - Winchester Athlons
Replies: 100
Views: 45251

thank you for the complete response :) I understand there will be a performance bump with the e-stepping chips (sse3 and the memory controller), but will the power consumption go down as a result or (as the sse3 leads me to believe) the increased performance will be coupled with an increase in power...
by jmatucd
Thu Mar 10, 2005 10:18 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ideal Hi-end CPU to cool down - Winchester Athlons
Replies: 100
Views: 45251

I'm a bit confused after reading all this... So how much power peak does the Athlon 64 3000+ 90nm 939 consume? (or should I be asking for the realistic 'peak')

More importantly, would it be wise to buy a 90nm 939 3000+ instead of waiting for the 25/35 TDP Turion 754 series @ 3000+
by jmatucd
Thu Mar 10, 2005 5:23 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: upcoming "Turion" mobile AMD 64
Replies: 71
Views: 19677

I'm about (in one week) to purchase compontents for a a64 system. So I have these questions.. please answer if you know these details! 1) When and where will these chips be available (really) 2) *edit* oh, its 754 3) What motherboards would theoretically support the turion (er just mention one or tw...
by jmatucd
Tue Mar 08, 2005 10:30 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Geforce 3 Ti200 + AC Silencer rev.3 ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3080

I can tell you this much: I installed a rev1 or 2 VGA cooler on a pny geforce3 ti200. It fit without any problems. The lowest speed (1200 rpm?) is very quiet although you can sometimes make out 'touching' noises if the AC is too tightly screwed to the VGA card. (so loosen if need be). All in all, it...
by jmatucd
Sat Mar 05, 2005 6:34 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SP1614N spinpoint defective?
Replies: 8
Views: 2607

also, the SMART settings show it to not have any wild errors. Scan disk went through ok. It is set in Quiet AAM.

Just some bad sectors that the disk has since closed off?
by jmatucd
Sat Mar 05, 2005 6:28 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SP1614N spinpoint defective?
Replies: 8
Views: 2607

SP1614N spinpoint defective?

Hi, A few weeks back I bought a 160gb and I've had the following issues: A few days into operation there are windowXp freezes (not relating to the other hardware -- this was a stable system before this HD) And at some point when trying to access a file in the windows partition there was i got the in...
by jmatucd
Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:01 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: A question or two about the Phantom 350
Replies: 19
Views: 4948

oh ok, ill give the phantom a try... unless i get desperate and default to a tornado 400 ;) hehe
by jmatucd
Tue Mar 01, 2005 9:10 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: A question or two about the Phantom 350
Replies: 19
Views: 4948

Ah, yes, I'm also a prosective buyer. With all the reports of malfunctions, I'm a bit hestitant to buy something this quite heavy when it comes to RMAing. BTW, what type of increased ventilation is needed for the phantom. Just better airflow in a case or would a fan actually blowing on the psu be a ...
by jmatucd
Sat Feb 26, 2005 10:36 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Phantom Users Poll
Replies: 211
Views: 264254

I am not a phantom owner...

ADMIN EDIT FOR INABILITY TO FOLLOW THE RULES POSTED FOR THIS THREAD.
by jmatucd
Sun Feb 20, 2005 11:05 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Any reason to avoid the ZM80C-HP?
Replies: 4
Views: 1650

It may take you a few hours to install completely. Once you manage to get the bastard around the gpu locking it into place without seeing it slip will be frustrating at best. So block out a large amount of time to do this install. And btw, I cut my hands quite badly while installing the HS so be cau...
by jmatucd
Sun Feb 20, 2005 3:07 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: zm-hp80c + 120mm fan
Replies: 3
Views: 1320

Ah yes, thanks for the help.

I ended up mounting it at a 45 degree angle between the protruding brass nobs. After some adjustments, the knobs were pushing into the fan so it would stay still. Its lovely @ 5v (yate loon orange 120mm stock ~1300 rpm). Did I mention its orange?

Thanks
by jmatucd
Sat Feb 19, 2005 1:18 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: zm-hp80c + 120mm fan
Replies: 3
Views: 1320

zm-hp80c + 120mm fan

A question: My dying 80mm zalman slim fan attached to a zm-hp80c (on a geforce fx 5900xt) needs replacement. I have 120mm orange yate loon fans. I wish to somehow mount the said 120mm fan onto the side of the heatsink. Does anyone have experience with this - perhaps some ideas as how to do it? Zip t...
by jmatucd
Thu Feb 17, 2005 2:37 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 147757

Ah, yes, I got my batch of 10 from tekgems a few days back (sorry about the late report, I've been excessively busy). They seem to all be in working order. I've earmarked 4 of them as being "excellent" (with 2 standouts) and only 1 as having noise that makes it unusable in a silent machine. All in a...