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by Sooty
Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:18 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo....BROKEN POWER and RESET BUTTONS!!
Replies: 41
Views: 31738

Re: Antec Solo....BROKEN POWER and RESET BUTTONS!!

How do you glue the power button exactly? Mine is an original P150 'White' I think. It's not obvious to me how it all worked before it broke, but maybe it was a very simple setup. Alternatively, I guess I could switch it on using the PSU on/off switch, or locate the power button switch to a rear ven...
by Sooty
Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:34 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Disconnecting fan from AGP graphics card - cause problems?
Replies: 4
Views: 2656

Disconnecting fan from AGP graphics card - cause problems?

This is the AGP card in question: https://www.asus.com/Graphics-Cards/AH3450HTP256M/ I’m not asking about thermal problems. I mean problems that may arise from the mobo/bios discovering the fan has been disconnected from the graphics card, and therefore refusing to boot, or constant warnings, etc. M...
by Sooty
Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:29 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Removing glue SAFELY from a motherboard?
Replies: 5
Views: 2420

Re: Removing glue SAFELY from a motherboard?

It worked. 4 minutes of heat applied and it surrendered its sticky grip on the board :mrgreen:
by Sooty
Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Removing glue SAFELY from a motherboard?
Replies: 5
Views: 2420

Re: Removing glue SAFELY from a motherboard?

I'll give the hair dryer a go, and using kitchen silver foil to mask the board will I'm sure make it a lot safer, so good tip there. Thanks. I've got some IPA wipes too.
by Sooty
Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:02 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Removing glue SAFELY from a motherboard?
Replies: 5
Views: 2420

Removing glue SAFELY from a motherboard?

I’m trying to remove an original backing plate from an ASUS A8V Deluxe mobo. I removed all the fastners, and placed as much pressure on the plate that I deemed safe, but it won’t come off. A bit of Googleing revealed it’s stuck on with heavy-duty double-sided tape. Further Googling found someone who...
by Sooty
Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:15 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Hey guys! Long time no visit--my silent gaming cube odyssey!
Replies: 9
Views: 3813

Re: Hey guys! Long time no visit--my silent gaming cube odys

Very nice :) Which model Logitech keyboard, is that, rei?
by Sooty
Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Using aluminum mesh filters?
Replies: 3
Views: 1160

Re: Using aluminum mesh filters?

Thanks, Worker control.

I’ll give filtering a miss for now, but might experiment with it at some point.
by Sooty
Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:46 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Using aluminum mesh filters?
Replies: 3
Views: 1160

Using aluminum mesh filters?

The corrugated type: http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/746/alfilter120sltlrg.jpg They faired very well in these airflow tests and average about 20% restriction in these fan reviews . However, that’s the airflow level when clean, how about when they start getting clogged with filtered crud? How quickly ...
by Sooty
Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 140mm fan roundup (vertical mount)
Replies: 14
Views: 12164

Re: 140mm fan roundup (vertical mount)

I don’t know why no one’s replied, after 216 views :? Really useful info for anyone after a 140 fan 8) The only other 140’s I’ve seen do well were the Thermalright TY-140 and the Prolimatech Red Vortex 14, which SPCR rated as 'noticeably better' than their reference Noctua NF-P14: http://www.silentp...
by Sooty
Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Anyone using Demciflex air filters?
Replies: 5
Views: 7828

Re: Anyone using Demciflex air filters?

Just found a VERY useful filter shootout, here 8) Some of those meshes would do (if I can find them), or the Alu Mesh Filter. I could try to squeeze 2 x 120’s onto my P150's 200mm x 120mm plastic filter holder. That means trimming 20mm off each, but I’ll end up with 50% more filter surface area, com...
by Sooty
Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:08 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Anyone using Demciflex air filters?
Replies: 5
Views: 7828

Re: Anyone using Demciflex air filters?

Thanks for the input, ces. I’m more concerned with the filter suffocating the fans airflow, than how well they filter dust. They are about the same as the modright filterright filters. I think there might be a difference, judging by a review here (Reviews > Capt TW), copied below: START>>> very good...
by Sooty
Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Xigmatek Loki SD963 (K8), compatible with 939 mobo?
Replies: 5
Views: 1510

Re: Xigmatek Loki SD963 (K8), compatible with 939 mobo?

Thanks again Jim. Very helpful. Do you know the model name of your motherboard? An ASUS A8V Deluxe All PWM fans have a power connector with four holes for pins. If your fan only has three holes for pins, it is only going to work with voltage control. 4 Pin with PWM, apparently. Also, if your motherb...
by Sooty
Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Anyone using Demciflex air filters?
Replies: 5
Views: 7828

Re: Anyone using Demciflex air filters?

Just found this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4NTT1uTdOo

No mention of how restrictive they are in practice, but if they’re that efficient at stopping crud, that 15% will drop off fast, and they’ll need cleaning maybe every week, to get back to 15%.
by Sooty
Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Anyone using Demciflex air filters?
Replies: 5
Views: 7828

Anyone using Demciflex air filters?

How restrictive are they? I discovered my Antec P150 front filter restricts airflow by about 70%, so that’s in the bin. According to Demciflex, their filters are 15% restrictive. I just wondered if anyone had tested these, by checking airflow strength when a fan is placed onto a filter, compared to ...
by Sooty
Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:06 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Low air resistance, low fan speed, low noise technique
Replies: 67
Views: 180892

Re: Low air resistance, low fan speed, low noise technique

Just carried out a similar experiment as Katana did, holding a Nexus 92mm (1500rpm) against an Antec P150 (same as Solo afaik) filter assembly. Air flow reduced by about 70% when trying to pull air through the filter. Shocked! :o Even pulling through just the honeycomb metal filter holder, there see...
by Sooty
Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Coolermaster Turbine Master 16 blade 120mm
Replies: 4
Views: 1905

Re: Coolermaster Turbine Master 16 blade 120mm

Another glowing review: http://www.rexware.fr/ (use Google French translation) I don’t understand why on page 3, he claims the Turbine was tops for db/cfm ratio, when it’s clearly outdone by the GT-13. 41dB/58.5cfm v 40.5db/48.6cfm. Linked on the home page is their best rated fans table, and the Tur...
by Sooty
Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Xigmatek Loki SD963 (K8), compatible with 939 mobo?
Replies: 5
Views: 1510

Re: Xigmatek Loki SD963 (K8), compatible with 939 mobo?

Thanks for the info, Jim :)

One other question: is it possible to adjust the coolers fan speed using that mobo's BIOS? It's a 2800rpm fan, believed to be PWM with a start up voltage of 7v, and I want it at 1200rpm.
by Sooty
Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Initial Impressions: S-flex 92mm 1000 RPM variant
Replies: 1
Views: 1613

Re: Initial Impressions: S-flex 92mm 1000 RPM variant

Thanks for the review.
thejamppa wrote: Compearing Nexus Real Silent 1500 rpm variant Scythe does push little less air (by scientific hand test ^^ ) but is also louder. Scythe S-flex pushes nice amount air when considering RPM's.
You're saying the 1000rpm Scythe is louder than the 1500rpm Nexus?
by Sooty
Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:00 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Xigmatek Loki SD963 (K8), compatible with 939 mobo?
Replies: 5
Views: 1510

Xigmatek Loki SD963 (K8), compatible with 939 mobo?

Want to be sure this cooler will fit my 939 mobo. Asked Xigmatek, but received an inconclusive reply. Cooler: Xigmatek Loki SD963 (CAC-S9HH3-U06) Features page states: Support for Intel LGA775/1156/1366; AMD Socket K8 /AM2/AM2+/AM3. Mobo: ASUS A8V Deluxe This is a 939 board. From what I can discover...
by Sooty
Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Case Fan Comparison site
Replies: 43
Views: 10077

Re: Case Fan Comparison site

Mike, at least they are testing fans. SPCR may have superior test equipment, having spent a very long time tweaking a set up you were happy with, but when does it ever get used? Testing fans that come with heatsinks maybe, but I can't remember the last lone or group fan test.
by Sooty
Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 3.5: number of platters and heads?
Replies: 2
Views: 896

Samsung 3.5: number of platters and heads?

For the following drives. Tried Googling but I’ve run out of patience :? F4 HD322GJ ? F1 HD322HJ ? F1 HD252HJ ? F1 HD161GJ ? F2 HD502HJ ? I’m after single platter for reliability. Single head should be more reliable too, but I’m thinking maybe 2 heads will be quicker at certain tasks. I’m also after...
by Sooty
Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:21 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Spec me an AGP graphics card please
Replies: 9
Views: 1516

Thanks Seb. I'll go with that one then. I think you found the best price too. 8) I guess it's discontinued, which is why it's not on their site.
by Sooty
Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Spec me an AGP graphics card please
Replies: 9
Views: 1516

Thanks Lawrence. I see that has DirectX 10.1, which might make it more future-proof, but it appears not to be available in the UK. New Egg isn’t in the UK, I just linked to them because their buyer feedback makes it easy to work out the good from the bad. This is the UK Sapphire AGP line-up: http:...
by Sooty
Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:14 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Spec me an AGP graphics card please
Replies: 9
Views: 1516

Spec me an AGP graphics card please

I’ve not much of a clue about graphics cards, so I need help. I want to upgrade from a Matrox 550 card, currently on this mobo: ASUS A8V Deluxe, so it can take a TFT display: Dell UltraSharp 2209WA. At the same time this PC will be upgraded from XP-Pro to W7 os. PC is for office use. No gaming. It...
by Sooty
Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Spec me the cheapest PC for web-browsing
Replies: 9
Views: 1767

I had a change of plan on this, so not required anymore, but thanks for all the info :oops:
by Sooty
Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Spec me the cheapest PC for web-browsing
Replies: 9
Views: 1767

Spec me the cheapest PC for web-browsing

I have an unused XP Pro OS, and an 80gb Samsung 3.5 hdd, that can be utilized. What other components do you recommend? Is mini-itx an option?
by Sooty
Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:02 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Katana 3: Same slant, new version
Replies: 7
Views: 5320

530g (with fan and mounting brackets)
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article957-page4.html

Heatsink: 495g (without accessory)
Fan: 115g
http://www.silentpcreview.com/Scythe_Katana3

So ‘without accessory’ is including fan, but not brackets?
by Sooty
Sat Jul 10, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Black Caviar vs. Black Scorpio, and are they quiet?
Replies: 1
Views: 2458

WD Black Caviar vs. Black Scorpio, and are they quiet?

Will I be happy with the Blacks, noisewise, whether 3.5 or 2.5? I want Blacks because they come with a 5 year warranty, which suggests they’re more reliable. Going on official figures (below), the Caviar and Scorpio seem pretty close, if used in speed-mode 3, and both very close to the Greens, whi...
by Sooty
Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:24 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Caviar RE3
Replies: 3
Views: 1521

Can I ask a supplementary? Are these RE’s intended for raid config only, or can they be used solo?