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by TheWesson
Sun Feb 27, 2005 11:47 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: SI-97 installation/temps/fan??
Replies: 18
Views: 5331

c00z: Seems to be actually a good cooler, just was stressing it too far I think I wonder about that ... do heatpipes have a dropoff in efficiency if they get over a certain temp (within OC'ed CPU heat output range)? 10C drop from a 20% voltage drop seems like a big difference. (edit: I meant a 20% p...
by TheWesson
Fri Feb 25, 2005 5:01 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: SI-97 installation/temps/fan??
Replies: 18
Views: 5331

So I bought some AS5 and an 92mm Papst 3412N/2GL 35,9 CFM and am running it at 1500RPM (27 CFM?). Temps are still the same idle 45C. Now I have the side of my case open and idle temps dropped to 39-40C, so I guess I should try to improve my case airflow. I also tried bending the HS clip a little bi...
by TheWesson
Tue Feb 22, 2005 4:37 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: SI-97 installation/temps/fan??
Replies: 18
Views: 5331

I have found this heatsink to be a disappointment also. I am running what I have in sig. However my temps are as follows idle mb = 32C cpu = 48C load mb 35C cpu 57C voltage is 1.875V on the chip....fan is the silenX 120mm 58cfm with artic silver 5 on it. I also can wriggle mine a bit from side to s...
by TheWesson
Tue Feb 22, 2005 4:26 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: SI-97 installation/temps/fan??
Replies: 18
Views: 5331

#$%#!! An 80mm fan ?!? Dang, I missed that. no, you want a 92mm fan. Anecdotally, a 92mm is worth a 5C drop for similar RPM/noise levels. I went with an 80 first and it was a little disappointing tho I can't remember the exact figures. I know TR lets you put an 80mm fan on the SI97 but multiple repo...
by TheWesson
Mon Feb 21, 2005 11:22 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: SI-97 installation/temps/fan??
Replies: 18
Views: 5331

Re: SI-97 installation/temps/fan??

I tried searching but couldn't find answer for this installation question so heres another SI-97 thread. I recently installed SI-97 on my xp3000 (@2200mhz 1.7V) with a 80mm Panaflo FBA08A12L1BX running at full speed (1900rpm). I installed the hs with the supplied shim and thermalright paste. After ...
by TheWesson
Fri Feb 18, 2005 12:33 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CoolerMaster Hyper 6 mod: 4-way fan mounting (photo)
Replies: 13
Views: 5417

Update: using some heavy plastic folders scavenged from Office Depot, I built a an "L" shaped duct around the 120mm fan, which extends from the back of the case all the way past the front mounted fan on the Hyper 6. So it covers the side and the top completely, forcing all air from the 120mm fan to...
by TheWesson
Fri Feb 18, 2005 12:24 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Anyone using an XP-90 in the Antec Sonata?
Replies: 1
Views: 1087

well it could just be that the new fan/HS is blowing warm air on the area where your mobo sensor is - or similar change in case airflow.
by TheWesson
Fri Feb 18, 2005 12:19 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: XP-90 install question.
Replies: 10
Views: 2897

I've seen quite a few people having high case temps with the Sonata. (No intake?) And quite a few people having problems with non-flat XP-90 XP-120 (not so much with SI-97, maybe warpage is more of a problem with the integrated heat spreader setup.) No, the heatsink orientation is not an issue. It u...
by TheWesson
Fri Feb 18, 2005 12:04 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: aerocool ht-101 versus thermalright si-97
Replies: 6
Views: 2098

I own both and the SI-97 works better, plus a 92mm fan is better for low noise + decent CFM than an 80. I thought the HT101 would duct nicely to rear exhaust (that was before I got my tin snips) but it didn't work out that well. An intake duct in the case side passively feeds the fan on the SI-97 no...
by TheWesson
Thu Feb 10, 2005 1:42 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: NO LONGER Very dissapointed with the XP-90 !!
Replies: 14
Views: 3510

even if the base is pretty flat and temps are good, taking off the nickel can give you a little temp drop - 1 or 2C. That was my experience. just as a side comment: there are those who will point out that you can't make a base as flat by hand as you can by machine. In fact, after I lapped mine, I ch...
by TheWesson
Tue Feb 01, 2005 12:00 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman CNPS7700......... Very disappointed
Replies: 57
Views: 19400

lausmeister - Take a look at the base of the HS - is it really flat? Do you feel anything when you scrape a fingernail across it? Also, if you hold a straightedge (good ruler) against the base and hold it up to the light, do you see a gap? A gap of any size indicates a warped base. You can smear a l...
by TheWesson
Tue Feb 01, 2005 11:43 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: SI-97? Hah! We don't need no steenking SI-97's !
Replies: 24
Views: 6787

neh, heatpipes with internal wicks (as they all seem to be these days) are almost completely indifferent to orientation. an SI-97 has no thermal connection, radiator to base, except for heatpipes. Works great. Some heatpipe maker: "When calculating overall thermal resistance of a heatsink using heat...
by TheWesson
Fri Jan 21, 2005 11:32 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Passive heatsink for underclocked XP-M (socket A)
Replies: 25
Views: 5816

passive blowhole next to the HS, all other fans to exhaust ... ?

thus, HS will be bathed constantly in cool (but not very fast) room air.
by TheWesson
Fri Jan 21, 2005 4:26 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Should I use the shim that comes with the SI-97!?
Replies: 5
Views: 1667

another tiny bit of advice: use the black foam block that comes with the SI-97 to hold the clip in place during install, otherwise it's a nightmare with the clip wandering around. Too bad I read it now. I've just installed it, and the wandering clip was driving me nuts... yeah, tell me about it ......
by TheWesson
Fri Jan 21, 2005 1:23 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman CNPS7700......... Very disappointed
Replies: 57
Views: 19400

another alternative would be to remove the fan, and have a passive side duct directly above the 7700, and turn all case fans to exhaust, and seal miscellaneous holes. Upside: you have the combined power of multiple fans pulling air in through the side duct, so this means you can have the other multi...
by TheWesson
Fri Jan 21, 2005 1:08 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Should I use the shim that comes with the SI-97!?
Replies: 5
Views: 1667

multiple people at overclockers have gone shimless with the SI-97 with no core damage reported, and reported lower temps without the shim. Thermalright tech support, according to one person, said that shimless was fine and they included the shim for people who were novices at installing heatsinks. A...
by TheWesson
Wed Jul 14, 2004 11:53 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New coolers from Scythe. (Heatlane technology)
Replies: 8
Views: 2149

In a way, the bottom fins are annoying, because they mean you're dumping heat in the case not into your duct.

In practice, I doubt they make a lot of difference.

the wesson
by TheWesson
Thu Jun 17, 2004 9:45 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Coolink heatpipe 120mm CPU cooler. BAT1VS-G
Replies: 5
Views: 1685

Don't know how I could miss the 120mm fact ... just wasn't expecting to see that I guess.

Going for the gold plated? 8)

the wesson
by TheWesson
Wed Jun 16, 2004 10:21 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Coolink heatpipe 120mm CPU cooler. BAT1VS-G
Replies: 5
Views: 1685

Oh yeah -- I like that setup.

Ducting all the way thru - that's good. Are you adding a fan to do that, or are you going to use an existing case fan?

"120mm CPU fan"? The Bat takes a 120mm ... ?? :o

the wesson
by TheWesson
Wed Jun 16, 2004 10:16 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ugh.... Very Fustrated Newbie {Progress! 100 % completed!!!}
Replies: 28
Views: 8767

If I under volt both of my 120mm panaflo fans to 5 volts do you think I'll be able to get under that limit? Does this math sound right? The input power at 12 volts is 2.16 amps according to http://www.directron.com/120l1a.html 2.16 = 12*N divide both sides by 12 = .18 amps per fan Thus- 7 volts * ....
by TheWesson
Wed Jun 16, 2004 9:23 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Coolink heatpipe 120mm CPU cooler. BAT1VS-G
Replies: 5
Views: 1685

I just want to mention that, just because it stands up, doesn't mean it's better for ducting necessarily. The outflow of the heatsink won't align perfectly with a case exhaust, and it may actually be easier to have a 90-degree turn in a duct from the rear case exhaust down to the mobo than try to du...
by TheWesson
Tue Jun 15, 2004 2:01 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Getting rid of the TMD
Replies: 4
Views: 1949

Yeah, it works better in suck than blow with a 70/80 adapter. A la what Mike said, airflow around the sides of the thing works pretty well too (as opposed to trying to force air with an adapter.) I had it working fine with a 120mm fan in a 120mm duct going down to an 90mm duct around the Aeroflow - ...
by TheWesson
Mon Jun 14, 2004 5:30 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case choice help?
Replies: 27
Views: 9301

Fans are most of the noise. Whatever the case, it can only do so much about loud fans. So you want to be able to reduce fans as much as possible while keeping airflow passable and case temps below "ouch" (this will let you reduce CPU HS fan speed as well.) So first you have to find a case that actua...
by TheWesson
Mon Jun 14, 2004 5:21 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: overclocking, electromigration, urban legend
Replies: 21
Views: 5326

well the same article on electomigration that I read said also that electromigration is self-healing to some extent, because those same ions can move to fill up voids.

so would that account for "burn-in"? Little flaws getting filled?

the wesson
by TheWesson
Mon Jun 14, 2004 5:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: The ultimate quiet fan cooled case design?
Replies: 5
Views: 2394

Yeah! Yeah! A twist on CPU heatsink ducting! With minimal fannage on the HS!

the wesson
by TheWesson
Mon Jun 14, 2004 4:39 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: The ultimate quiet fan cooled case design?
Replies: 5
Views: 2394

Alas, I've failed completely to convey my vision ... ! What I mean is: Use case fans to move air through the heatsink. They can be many and/or large (hence quiet for the CFM they move.) In other words: A sealed case with a ducted Zalman 7000 heatsink, perhaps with no fans or a minimal fan on the HS ...
by TheWesson
Mon Jun 14, 2004 4:25 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Getting good temps with reversed fan on HS
Replies: 5
Views: 1582

Yes and maybe what I've discovered is that trying to pull *from* impedance is worse than pushing *into* impedance. Next Q: What is better: Fan -> Heatsink -> Fan -> Room Fan x2 -> Heatsink -> Room Heatsink -> Fan x2 -> Room Fan x2 is two parallel fans. I suspect the first may be best where the heats...
by TheWesson
Mon Jun 14, 2004 11:38 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Getting good temps with reversed fan on HS
Replies: 5
Views: 1582

TheWesson , can I just clarify, by : Temp deltas (case to heatsink) I take it you mean difference between case and heatsink temps? And also :you've got a 120mm fan at the blow hole exhaust point and an 80mm fan right at the heatsink? Are both nec.? what happens to temps if you remove the 120mm? I'm...
by TheWesson
Sun Jun 13, 2004 12:57 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ugh.... Very Fustrated Newbie {Progress! 100 % completed!!!}
Replies: 28
Views: 8767

Wesson.... Yeah I bought a zalman simple fan controller and a 3 pin y. I'm hoping that will let me set the same speed for both fans and save me a few bucks. Yes! the bezel. I worked on it a bit but it was really late. I need to open it up more. How much do you think I should remove? I doubled the s...
by TheWesson
Sun Jun 13, 2004 10:01 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: The ultimate quiet fan cooled case design?
Replies: 5
Views: 2394

The ultimate quiet fan cooled case design?

OK, I'm thinking like this: The more area across which you're pushing air, the quieter it is. (For example, 4 fans at 5v is a lot quieter than 1 fan at 12v for the same CFM.) So you'd like to put a 160mm or a 240mm fan on your CPU HS if possible. Well, that may not be practical. So then you should u...