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by ajagodnik
Tue Mar 01, 2005 7:52 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: not just quiet but SILENT!
Replies: 16
Views: 6325

Is that a Mac mini on your desk? :D Where exactly is your computer/where does it make noise? One idea would be to make a wall/shelf enclosure for the pc in the other room out of "dry wall" | | | |_________ | | | _____ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | o | | | | O | | ----------------------------...
by ajagodnik
Sat Feb 26, 2005 5:10 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: pentium M notebook or subnotebook for SILENCE
Replies: 1
Views: 3104

pentium M notebook or subnotebook for SILENCE

Hi, Is it possible to get a silent notebook with pentium M 1,7Gh, intel graph. pro 2 in a 12"? example: http://www.prestigio.com/products/show.cfm/notebooks/Visconte/Visconte_120 Or is it better to get a subnotebook, like sharp's mm20 or mm10 for example: http://www.sharpsystems.com/products/pc_note...
by ajagodnik
Thu Dec 30, 2004 4:27 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: fan speed control on presario notebook
Replies: 0
Views: 831

fan speed control on presario notebook

Hi,

is there a software solution for reducing fan speed on a HP/Compaq presario 2500?
Or perhaps some undervolting/underclocking possibilty?

Thanks
by ajagodnik
Fri Jun 18, 2004 5:05 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: DVD-RW/+RW Recommendation? ( pref 8x w/ 8mb cache and QUIET)
Replies: 31
Views: 10174

seems that my nec2500 isn't loud it was MEDIA's fault! I had two DVD's which were really loud, I copied one to another DVD+ and it is now very quiet (as 12x should be), there is no need to change speed when watchind divx from CD media in nec, I now use "hdparm -E 4 /dev/hdd" (in linux), to set lower...
by ajagodnik
Thu Jun 17, 2004 6:05 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: hdparm-ing dvd drive
Replies: 2
Views: 1106

I tried 'hdparm -E 4 /dev/hdc' and it works now, BUT just for CD-ROM media?!?

I can play DivX at 1,2,4,16 speed...but when I put in a DVD it doesn't respond to any command I write. Strange.
by ajagodnik
Thu Jun 17, 2004 1:04 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: hdparm-ing dvd drive
Replies: 2
Views: 1106

hdparm-ing dvd drive

Hi, I own a NEC2500 DVD. It burns CD/DVD's quietly as well as all normal operations. It just gets loud when watching DVD's or DivX CD's. I have Linux installed and I tried issuing command "hdparm -E 4x /dev/hdc". But when I start playback with Mplayer the drive still spins fast the same way as befor...
by ajagodnik
Thu Jun 17, 2004 1:00 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: DVD-RW/+RW Recommendation? ( pref 8x w/ 8mb cache and QUIET)
Replies: 31
Views: 10174

I just bought NEC2500, it burns CD/DVD quietly.

But when watching a DVD or a DIVX CD it gets loud, just enough to be annoying when watching a movie.

Has anyone similar experience with other/same DVD drives?

Thanks
by ajagodnik
Sun May 23, 2004 8:15 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: undervolting novice
Replies: 7
Views: 2131

well, I didn't meant burn in literal sense, but as you said...he told me this "thingy" could work more and thus fail and then needed to replace, a bit annoing after experiecing my vendors's policy on warranty/service. at 1.64 stock voltage I get. around 47C idle and some 53-55C under load (1h of mp3...
by ajagodnik
Thu May 13, 2004 1:05 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: undervolting novice
Replies: 7
Views: 2131

I have 8rda+ rev 2.2,
recently someone advised me too, that 8rda+ is not that keen on changing processor voltage. It can "burn" one particular chip one can change, but still...
???
by ajagodnik
Wed May 12, 2004 3:33 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: undervolting novice
Replies: 7
Views: 2131

I have undervolted the cpu to 1.55 V, that's approx. 0.1V lower than default (1.64).

I will do some testing and measurements to see if it is enough cool...if I get lm_sensors to work :(.

Thanks.
by ajagodnik
Tue May 11, 2004 9:39 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: undervolting novice
Replies: 7
Views: 2131

undervolting novice

Hi, I have an epox 8rda+, athlon xp 2500+. I would like to optimaly/safely undervolt CPU a bit to reduce heat that is produced in order to run TT silentboost's fan a really low RPM (800-1200) using Zalman fanmate. By optimaly/safely I mean the system has to be 100% stable and I want to get just enou...
by ajagodnik
Mon May 03, 2004 7:28 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Review Suggestions?
Replies: 114
Views: 80695

How about, athlon64 processor review, temps, noise, cool'n'quiet, wat consuptions etc?

just an idea...
by ajagodnik
Mon May 03, 2004 1:53 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: silencing laptop (hardware&software approach)
Replies: 5
Views: 1681

:)
i tried to disassemble the laptop but no success.
I removed every screw but a fair amount of force would be needed to remove the cover, so I stopped.

I guess hardware solution is out of the question
by ajagodnik
Sun May 02, 2004 1:59 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: silencing laptop (hardware&software approach)
Replies: 5
Views: 1681

it is out of warrantyyes it is really strange, bios is really scarsce, just disks setup, boot order, password and that's it. yes, air is always hot, even when idling for extended periods for example if computer has been idling (no work) for 30 minutes after just 10 minuter surfing, the fans star ful...
by ajagodnik
Sun May 02, 2004 12:37 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: silencing laptop (hardware&software approach)
Replies: 5
Views: 1681

silencing laptop (hardware&software approach)

hi, my brother has a compaq presario 2500, P4 2,5GH this thing is soo loud, so I am thinking of silencing this beast can fans be replaced for something quieter? is there any software approach to silence the fans? on winxp it is really strange, the fans always blow at full speed the fans work the sam...
by ajagodnik
Sun Apr 25, 2004 9:23 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: epox mini me - any opinions
Replies: 1
Views: 2330

epox mini me - any opinions

Hi,

does anybody know how Epox Mini Me compares to other SFF noiisewise?

Or perhaps any other pro/cons ?

Thanks
by ajagodnik
Thu Apr 15, 2004 8:18 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2,5": fujitsu MHS vs. MHT
Replies: 3
Views: 2030

yes, I checked specs on web, it says 2.3 bels??
this is much more than 16 Db reviewed...

thanks
by ajagodnik
Wed Apr 14, 2004 9:36 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2,5": fujitsu MHS vs. MHT
Replies: 3
Views: 2030

2,5": fujitsu MHS vs. MHT

Hi,

are Fujitsu's MHS 2,5" line as quiet as MHT line, reviewed by SPRC?

I have this option:
MHS 2040AT , 40gb

in contrast to
MHT 2040AT, reviewed by SPRC


Thanks.
by ajagodnik
Mon Mar 15, 2004 12:41 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: help needed to decide, please
Replies: 2
Views: 3247

help needed to decide, please

Hi, first of all, great site! I am planning to buy a new computer and my primary goal is to make it as silent as possible with some modding if needed (replacing fans...) and of course small. Performance is not that much important (web + image creation, text processing), therefore I can change proces...