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by knutinh
Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:10 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New HTPC build (streacom FC10 alpha)
Replies: 4
Views: 3270

Re: New HTPC build (streacom FC10 alpha)

I can't comment on the difficulty level of assembly...there are a bunch of Streacom reviews. Seems workable. They have a lot of info on their site. I'd opt for an H97 over the B85 for HTPC. Better DPC latency, better firmware. Make sure your pick meets the CPU placement rules for the case. If not s...
by knutinh
Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:45 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New HTPC build (streacom FC10 alpha)
Replies: 4
Views: 3270

New HTPC build (streacom FC10 alpha)

It is time to replace my old core2/Silverstone HTPC. I am looking at the following: ASUS B85M-G, Socket-1150 m-ATX, B85, DDR3, 1xPCIe-x16, VGA, DVI, HDMI, Haswell Streacom FC10 Alpha Streacom ZF240 240W ZeroFlex PSU (or Streacom NANO150 PSU Adapter?) Streacom ST-OB3 DVD±RW/Blu-Ray Writer Crucial DDR...
by knutinh
Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:40 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low-profile fanless media PC
Replies: 0
Views: 1328

Low-profile fanless media PC

After reading a few reviews at spcr and checking out what is available over here, I landed on the configuration below. Any feedback? Streacom IR-Reciever& Remote Control $34 Corsair Value S. DDR3 1333MHz 8GB KIT $102 Streacom FC5B WS EVO $306 ("EVO" supposedly supports 95W TDP?) Streacom NANO150 PSU...
by knutinh
Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:53 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Recommended Motherboards: From a Silence Perspective 1.1
Replies: 163
Views: 214309

I will purchase a p35-based motherboard. Where can I find info on what Asus mobo feature speedfan-controlable headers? Id like more than one... Do I have to purchase a deluxe board with alle the crap that I dont need? I think the p5kc looks promising. Passive cooling and firewire for an ok price. -k
by knutinh
Wed May 02, 2007 1:48 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Core2 quad Q6600 really this hot??
Replies: 16
Views: 10068

Matija wrote:
Anyone got an idea why speedfan wont let me control the cpu-fan?
It cannot do that until you disable Q-Fan in the BIOS (offtopic: smilingcrow, sorry, I just haven't had the time to play around with this).
I know, but it wont control the fan even with Q-fan switched off.

-k
by knutinh
Wed May 02, 2007 1:12 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Core2 quad Q6600 really this hot??
Replies: 16
Views: 10068

I have "jiggled" with the scythe cooler, and that seemed to do the trick. Right now I am doing : System = 41C Core 0 = 46C Core 1 = 46C Core 2 = 40C Core 3 = 40C All temps from speedfan 4.32 running Vista at low load and the casefan at low speed (cpu-cooler fan still at 12V). One interesting note: W...
by knutinh
Wed May 02, 2007 10:37 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Core2 quad Q6600 really this hot??
Replies: 16
Views: 10068

I would try reseating the Ninja, but yes the Rev B has been quite bad for Scythe... The Q6600 has a TDP of 105W, so it puts it at about the level as a 3.6GHz Prescott. Yes, you get 4 cores, but it does create a lot of heat at full tilt. yes, but I was under the impression that scythe ninja was amon...
by knutinh
Wed May 02, 2007 8:42 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Core2 quad Q6600 really this hot??
Replies: 16
Views: 10068

Core2 quad Q6600 really this hot??

I just completed a quad core system: http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=37606&highlight= Silent miditower: Antec Solo Miditower Silent, sufficient power: Corsair 520W Intel i965-based mobo with heatpipes: Asus P5B Deluxe Intel quad-core cpu: Intel Core2 Q6600 Nvidia 8800-based grap...
by knutinh
Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:13 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Assembling a very high performance system, reasonably quiet?
Replies: 5
Views: 3555

It seems that the components that receive the best recommodations in spcr never are available here up north...

Will swapping the Thermalright 120 ultra for a Scythe Ninja make much of a difference?

-k
by knutinh
Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:24 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Assembling a very high performance system, reasonably quiet?
Replies: 5
Views: 3555

Awaiting drives with flash front-end for system disk :-)

Hoping to use speedfan for fan control.

You dont know anythig about quieting nvidia 8800 cards (or which are quietest as delivered)?

best regards
-k
by knutinh
Mon Jan 22, 2007 1:33 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Assembling a very high performance system, reasonably quiet?
Replies: 5
Views: 3555

Assembling a very high performance system, reasonably quiet?

I am proposing the following system: Silent miditower: Antec Solo Miditower Silent, sufficient power: Corsair 520W/620W? Intel i965-based mobo with heatpipes: Asus P5B Deluxe Intel quad-core cpu: Intel Core2 QX6700 Nvidia 8800-based graphics: Gainward Geforce 8800GTS 2GB of ddr2 memory: Corsair XMS2...
by knutinh
Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrade to Core2? XP120?
Replies: 3
Views: 1779

Thanks. In fact, SLI and wlan does not matter to me, Asus just has so many models that it is diffucult to get a clear view (also, features like good speedfan support and passive cooling seems to be only present in expensive do-everything-models). I will investigate the 6300, 6600 was more than I had...
by knutinh
Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:33 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrade to Core2? XP120?
Replies: 3
Views: 1779

Upgrade to Core2? XP120?

Considering upgrading my HTPC: Intel Core2 E6400 Asus P5W DH DELUXE 2x Kingston 512MB DDR2 PC4300 DIMM 533Mhz, CL4, non-ECC, 240pins Will I be able to continue using my Thermalright XP120? Will postpone gfx card until inexpensive nvidia 8x00 cards w/HDMI and passive cooling appear. Are there less-ex...
by knutinh
Fri Dec 08, 2006 4:13 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Videophile HTPC
Replies: 4
Views: 2083

Videophile HTPC

A group of Norwegian A/V interested people are planning to commision a purpose-built HTPC. They want to spec a HTPC that will be easily upgradeable for HD-DVD/BR playback, FLAC high-quality audio playback, as well as live TV shifting/recording. In order of importance. It is also important that this ...
by knutinh
Tue Oct 31, 2006 5:17 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Mobos with 2 or more speedfan contralable fan headers?
Replies: 2
Views: 1731

Mobos with 2 or more speedfan contralable fan headers?

My 3 latest mobos was Asus. All of those had only one fan header controllable by speedfan, the latest I cannot get to work with suspend/S3. Time to switch manufacturer me thinks. So, as long as the table at the speedfan website seems incomplete. What is the manufacturer to look to for good, stable, ...
by knutinh
Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:01 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Semi-passive PSU with external fan control?
Replies: 1
Views: 1167

Semi-passive PSU with external fan control?

Are there any high-quality low-noise PSUs out there that allows external control of its fan without voiding the warranty? I am kind of asking for a Seasonic 330W that usually controls its own fan by its own temp, but if a fan input is requesting a higher fan speed that the internal sensor, then the ...
by knutinh
Mon Jul 10, 2006 5:26 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Suspend S3 "works" but the computer starts immidia
Replies: 0
Views: 901

Suspend S3 "works" but the computer starts immidia

I have had the glorious S3 up and working and it is great. Lets my living room pc "shut down" and "start" in seconds, while consuming nearly no power or noise when in suspend. Howver, after changing motherboard (from Asus p4p800 dlx to p4p800SE due to failure), reinstalling windows xp sp2, my suspen...
by knutinh
Sun Jun 04, 2006 4:30 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Nearly there...
Replies: 0
Views: 860

Nearly there...

I have gotten successively closer to silence nirvana by heavy use of the excellent forums here. A few problems persist, though. System #1 ("Office" computer) http://pics.computerbase.de/1/3/5/9/5/26.jpg It contains: Asus A8N-E Nvidia 4 mobo AMD A64 3000+ "Venice" Zalman cnps 7000Cu cooler NorthQ 400...
by knutinh
Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:24 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: mCubed T-Balancer integrated with Mobo sensors?
Replies: 3
Views: 1564

My primary problem is that my HTPC mobo (Asus p4p800 E-DLX) has only 1 fan controllable fan out. And I have 3 fans, a 120mm PAPST CPUfan and 2x80mm case fans. My current solution is running the CPU fan and 1 system fan @5V, while the second system fan is temperature controlled by speedfan. I would w...
by knutinh
Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:26 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: mCubed T-Balancer integrated with Mobo sensors?
Replies: 3
Views: 1564

mCubed T-Balancer integrated with Mobo sensors?

Is it possible to integrate the MCubed T-balancer fan-controller with MBM/speedfan applications so that the CPU-fan is controlled by CPU internal diode in stead of some less precise external sensor? Or is it just as well to control CPU-fan by speedfan then, and leave the mCubed thing to do system fa...
by knutinh
Sat Dec 03, 2005 10:34 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: opinions to my simple HD cooling strategy?
Replies: 6
Views: 2038

I guess equilibrium will always be reached. The big question is the difference between ambient temps and hd temps in such a construction. If the cupper is not efficient enough, the hd will reach to high temperatures to operate reliably. I chose the 0.2mm because it was simple to bend. If it is to th...
by knutinh
Fri Dec 02, 2005 8:43 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: opinions to my simple HD cooling strategy?
Replies: 6
Views: 2038

That one is $67, while a DIY one would be next to free. Furthermore, I can adjust the level of noise damping and cooling more to suit my needs.

What is wrong with your model? Noisy or hot?

regards
Knut Inge
by knutinh
Fri Dec 02, 2005 8:00 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: opinions to my simple HD cooling strategy?
Replies: 6
Views: 2038

opinions to my simple HD cooling strategy?

No revolution, but I am trying to solve the three common HD silencing problems: a) airboren noise b) structural noise (vibrations) c) getting adequate cooling For this, I have bought a 0.2mm cupper plate, and I am looking for foam of decent properties. The thought is to put the HD in a "box" of foam...
by knutinh
Fri Nov 18, 2005 1:37 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: S3 suspent to ram. How-to?
Replies: 5
Views: 2042

I did a fresh XP install with only S3 enabled in BIOS, and now it works! Really getting where I wan to now. Only problem is speedfan not launching on recovery from suspend to ram. Guess I will get there as well. I will put a dark tape in front of the LED so there is some visual light, but not the di...
by knutinh
Thu Nov 17, 2005 2:20 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: S3 suspent to ram. How-to?
Replies: 5
Views: 2042

S3 suspent to ram. How-to?

Sorry for bringing this topic up again. I have searched here and elsewhere and found some info, but it is difficult to get this to work... I have to computers, both featuring Asus motherboards. One is a new A8-N AMD A64/nvidia 4 system, the other an older p4p800 e-dlx intel 865/p4 system. The new sy...
by knutinh
Mon Nov 14, 2005 3:42 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: reliability of AMD temp sensor
Replies: 2
Views: 1246

The temps was semi-loaded, kind of typical temps observed when fiddling around in the PC :-) Not very helpful I guess :-)

I probably should do some winrar/PI/video processing to get a worst-case/full load report.

regards
Knut Inge
by knutinh
Mon Nov 14, 2005 2:56 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: reliability of AMD temp sensor
Replies: 2
Views: 1246

reliability of AMD temp sensor

Are AMD temp sensors now moved to the core, or are they still on the mobo close to the CPU? The reason that I`m asking is that I put together my 3000+/nfoce4 ultra system this weekend with a zalman 7000Cu and speedfan. When I set the target temp to 50deg.C (CPU) and 40de.C (everything else), the CPU...
by knutinh
Mon Nov 14, 2005 1:20 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: How to quiet a Silverstone lc16m-s HTPC case?
Replies: 4
Views: 3976

I did some minor changes with a remarkeable result. See the enclosed picture. *turned PSU so that it is drawing hot air from the case instead of cool air from the outside. Weird design desition from silverstone. Use only adhesive tape for now, as the screws dont line up. *installed one HD in each lo...
by knutinh
Fri Nov 11, 2005 5:04 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: How to quiet a Silverstone lc16m-s HTPC case?
Replies: 4
Views: 3976

Did some changes and made a scetch of air-flow. Open for any suggestions =)

Image

with regards
Knut Inge
by knutinh
Thu Nov 10, 2005 12:51 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Speedfan, not getting it to work...
Replies: 12
Views: 3308

I`m an electronics engineer and I DO know the difference between serial and parallel ;-) I am objecting to you saying that "You can use one MB header to control two fans. That's running in a parallel configuration, not series". That is wrong. One fan header could run two fans in either parallel or s...