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by rp
Sat Dec 16, 2006 6:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HP DC7100 - very quiet standard PC
Replies: 6
Views: 2479

We have a lot of DC71/7600's at work, and they all stay very quiet even under heavy use. Its a semi-btx layout with a thermal path for the CPU. A big step in the right direction, compared to the earlier D530 SFF models, that were borderline useless at anything other than idle, with the same Pressie ...
by rp
Thu Dec 07, 2006 5:54 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7950gt recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 2459

If you can live with something thats merely quiet, the Arctic NV5 Cooler fits fine, as long as you trim .50 inch off the plastic exhaust shroud. I originally planned on a MSI 7950GT passive, but none were in stock and I just settled for a Asus vanilla 7950GT and the above mentioned cooler. I run it ...
by rp
Thu Sep 08, 2005 10:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1609926

Man with no name - Azymuth
by rp
Sun Oct 24, 2004 1:14 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright XP-90 review
Replies: 75
Views: 70414

In the XP-120 review, you had the Zalman in the charts as a reference. Could you be persuaded to do the same here? Always nice to have a fixed reference. I would buy the XP anyhow, if not for the n3rd factor then because I just love the look of the pipes - they kinda remind me of performance headers...
by rp
Wed Jun 23, 2004 3:30 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Promising mATX case review
Replies: 16
Views: 4208

Would have liked a standard ATX powersupply and a "sidemounted" duct instead. But a nice little package none the less.
by rp
Tue Jun 22, 2004 2:59 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: is it hard to change stock hsf to a thermalright slk948u?
Replies: 2
Views: 959

As hard a replacing ay HSF I guess? If the stock backplate doesn't fit (screw holes to small or whatever), just mount the one that came with the SLK?

Backplate on the back of mobo, heatsink on the top, insert screws and tighten. Rinse, spit and you're done :D
by rp
Sun Jun 06, 2004 1:35 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: A possible fix for Meow'ing 7k250
Replies: 6
Views: 6100

It seems as though some of them have tried it out on 80GB versions as well, and did the trick. Apparently all 7K250's produced later than 0404 should have this installed already. The SATA link may have been down, but I've just downloaded it with success. If you look through the thread you'll find mo...
by rp
Sun May 23, 2004 12:07 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: x800XT with VGA silencer?
Replies: 22
Views: 6854

Cant seem to find anything other than Continental US as destination in CompUSA.
by rp
Sat May 22, 2004 1:44 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: x800XT with VGA silencer?
Replies: 22
Views: 6854

What company are you planning on ordering from? The prices on these cards are absolutely insane in Denmark aswell, compared to the US stuff.
by rp
Mon May 17, 2004 2:08 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec SLK3700AMB modding
Replies: 3
Views: 1430

I removed my 120mm grills, removed the 92mm fan from the PSU and closed the hole. Opened up the rear slots on the PSU and made a very simple cardboard PSU duct (work in progress / proff of concept)

The PSU never goes above 1500rpm (starts at around 1300) And the air leaving it is pleasantly cool-ish.
by rp
Mon May 17, 2004 1:59 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec SLK3700BQE (Post mods)
Replies: 61
Views: 17098

What about using a zip or twist-tie to connect the "duct" to the panaflo instead of screws? This ought to make a little more room for the SLK clips to grab the duct. (First picture)

Also, grab those pliers and open up the back of the PSU ;)
by rp
Mon May 17, 2004 1:17 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Mini-Review: Compaq Presario SR1055CL - Near Silient
Replies: 6
Views: 5633

If this Bios works like a HP Pavilion model, try hitting F11 to enter the "secret" Bios. In here you should have the option to administer the tempcontrol of the fans...
by rp
Sat May 08, 2004 10:52 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Real silence - move your PC to another room!
Replies: 126
Views: 113364

If I ever get the option, I would keep my main workstation, but move gaming rig and fileserver to another room. FS can be headless anyhow, so no need for a expensive KVM. And with the gaming rig I can live without super über crisp picture quality, so a simple extention (maybe with DVI cable) would b...
by rp
Fri May 07, 2004 12:34 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Vampire Molex?
Replies: 6
Views: 1845

shathal wrote:Vampire molex's?

What's special about "vampire" molex's?
They "bite" into the cable as it passes through the plug, hence vampire. Makes for some lovely clean cablework.
by rp
Mon Mar 29, 2004 3:33 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Highend Socket-A roundup - including the new tower coolers
Replies: 4
Views: 1405

Highend Socket-A roundup - including the new tower coolers

Its in german, but the graphs from page 12 and on, should be universal ;)

http://pctweaks.de/index.php?i=berichte ... inhaltid=1

Did a quick search, and couldn't find it here, so thought I'd post it.

Havent read the entire thing yet, so no cliffnotes...
by rp
Thu Mar 11, 2004 5:31 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: W2K Professional Versus Windows XP Professional
Replies: 21
Views: 4406

The only thing that I miss in W2k is having Movie Maker 2.0 (so I need the WMV format once in a while... sue me! ;) )

But besides that, I see no reason what so ever to choose XP over W2k... I'm not replacing W2k until its at the same point in its life cycle that W98 is now.
by rp
Wed Mar 10, 2004 6:38 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: raptorVibe
Replies: 3
Views: 1421

Short and sweet: Good at decoupling the drive, but does little to cool it.
by rp
Wed Mar 10, 2004 6:28 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Software application to control cpu fan speed - HELP!
Replies: 4
Views: 1493

What are you expecting them to do? They don't slow down the fans, and adjust them automaticaly out of the box. With Speedfan, do you get 2 or 3 boxed with a % value in them?
by rp
Wed Mar 10, 2004 5:27 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermaltake SilentTower CL-P0025
Replies: 12
Views: 4570

I would never ever place something that top heavy in my PC, without some kinda of mounting at the top. Looks the business though...
by rp
Mon Mar 08, 2004 7:35 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What's the best 120mm fan PSU I can buy?
Replies: 31
Views: 9174

If it IS a replacement... why on earth do you care about a cable and 4 screws? Honestly if I buy a PSU I couldn't care less about cables and screws. I have tons of them anyway, and I'm pretty sure the majority of you guys do as well. Mute point IMHO, but to each his own.
by rp
Sun Feb 29, 2004 7:44 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Quietness achieved!!
Replies: 14
Views: 4545

Dont wanna burst your bubble or anything, but a 2400xp, one harddrive and a low range FX5200, is not a hot system. I doubt that you really need the case fan. Personally I'm not a big fan of the 70mm fans, but I've actually just made a small test on a Barton 2800+ with a mid sized no name heatsink + ...
by rp
Wed Feb 18, 2004 7:40 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Underclocking TI4200 while not gaming?
Replies: 4
Views: 2629

fan at 5v it is then... Havent done any tests yet, but I did experience something similar with my TI200. Even though I replaced the original OEM heatsink (similar to many gf2 mx cards, 40x40x10mm and no fan) with a 60x50x25 it still got oh so hot without air flow.
by rp
Tue Feb 17, 2004 7:53 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Underclocking TI4200 while not gaming?
Replies: 4
Views: 2629

Found me a heatsink. Used to cool my CellyT @ 1.466 with some 7v fan. I cut off 3 fins at each end to make room for the holes. If this doesn't cut it, I'll try placing a Intel boxed fan close to the back of the case running at 5v. I did a test with this fan, and I can't hear it at all. Think this si...
by rp
Fri Feb 13, 2004 4:29 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: 8rdavcore undervolting util: More mainboards supported
Replies: 3
Views: 1409

Just FYI. You need the DEV version to use all of the mobos. Can't wait for VCORE to work on the Asus...
by rp
Sun Feb 08, 2004 12:28 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Anyone use a Dreamcast heat pipe?
Replies: 8
Views: 2893

einolu wrote:Wow, the dreamcast used heatpipes? Cool, segas consols were always ahead of their time...
Erhmm heatpipes arent exactly new to the world of electronics... :wink:
by rp
Sun Feb 08, 2004 5:55 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Underclocking TI4200 while not gaming?
Replies: 4
Views: 2629

Underclocking TI4200 while not gaming?

I've bought myself a FX5900XT for my gaming rig, and am thinking about using the TI4200 it replaces in my workstation. I seldom play games on the workstation, but since my gamerig is 100% dedikated to racing sims, its not possible for me to play FPS type games on it. I use a GF3 TI200 right now, but...
by rp
Tue Jan 27, 2004 2:52 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Firingsquad's power requirement guidelines - whacked?
Replies: 17
Views: 5423

For giggles, I just looked at the PSU in one of our HP Pavilion T260 test machines here at work. The unit is rated at 250W, with 14a on 12v, 25a on 5v and 18a on the 3.3v. Specs are: P4 3.06 1GB PC2700 (2x512) 250GB Maxtor drive 16x DVD reader 4x DVD+R Cardreader SB Audigy 2 Asus TV-tuner ATI Radeon...
by rp
Sat Jan 24, 2004 3:11 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Managing the onboard fan control in HP Pavilion PC's
Replies: 1
Views: 3169

Managing the onboard fan control in HP Pavilion PC's

I've done a search, but couldn't find this anywhere, so here goes: If you are the proud owner of a new'ish HP Pavilion, with a thermally controlled CPU and Case fan, you should be able to control the setup via the Advanced (uhuhhuuh secret) Bios, hit F11 during POST to enter. In the health monitorin...
by rp
Mon Jan 19, 2004 7:38 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Help needed, buying a XP2500+
Replies: 17
Views: 4607

Unless everyone at overclockers.com are complete morons, then the new Bartons are LOCKED HARD, as in Intel style. So you can cut and join bridges from now until eternity, its still going to be locked.