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by Syphon869
Wed Jun 29, 2005 5:53 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD XP-M 2400 35W or 45W for undervolting?
Replies: 3
Views: 2460

The 35W can simply run within AMD's tolerances at lower voltages than the 45W models. Desktop = 1.55V XP-M 45W = 1.45V XP-M 35W = 1.35V I just got an XP-M 2400+ 35W and an EPoX 8RDA3I+ Pro, and it's running great sofar. I currently have it set to 200x10 @ 1.40V. You can get down to 1.1V, but anythin...
by Syphon869
Sun Feb 15, 2004 12:12 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sonata mods
Replies: 118
Views: 141776

cmcquistion wrote:I have some case mods for the Compucase LX-6A19, which is almost identical to the Sonata.

You can find them here.
Another SLK3700 clone...?
by Syphon869
Fri Nov 21, 2003 1:19 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Thorton & Duron
Replies: 7
Views: 2364

But you can still get Bartons, right?
by Syphon869
Thu Nov 20, 2003 5:29 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Thorton & Duron
Replies: 7
Views: 2364

So teh Thorton is the new Duron?
by Syphon869
Sat Nov 01, 2003 8:53 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Why is Sonata more expensive than SLK3700BQE?
Replies: 14
Views: 4374

Sonata = one of their flagships

3700BQE = Half-Breed
by Syphon869
Sun Sep 21, 2003 10:56 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New MoBo/case form factor "BTX"
Replies: 57
Views: 96325

wumpus wrote:We are doubling memory bandwith with dual DDR -- pretty reasonable tradoff if you ask me!
nVidia got it to work async. :P

Ah well, I guess it's AMD for me then. :D
by Syphon869
Sun Sep 21, 2003 2:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New MoBo/case form factor "BTX"
Replies: 57
Views: 96325

Further, It is true that to use the BTX-formfactor you will need both a mobo and a case that supports it (unless you don´t use a case:), but if you have a PSU you like you will not need to buy a new, since the ATX-PSU will work with the new standard. Unless you go caseless and get some sort of adap...
by Syphon869
Sat Sep 20, 2003 11:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: problem with new 9800np
Replies: 26
Views: 12443

The card PCB is different, but not the core. All the changes in performance amount to the increase in clock speeds and driver changes. Driver? You mean the BIOS? But yes, I do understand that the core is the same. That's why your card has no problems (yet) running the 9800Pro BIOS. Esssentially Ati...
by Syphon869
Fri Sep 19, 2003 11:30 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Metal Gear Box (Hard Drive Case)
Replies: 10
Views: 2650

http://www.xterasys.com/enclosure_combo-3-5.htm

Doesn't seem to be for sale yet, though. :-\
by Syphon869
Fri Sep 19, 2003 10:51 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Metal Gear Box (Hard Drive Case)
Replies: 10
Views: 2650

Versions with Firewire support are supposedly in the works.
by Syphon869
Fri Sep 19, 2003 10:27 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: problem with new 9800np
Replies: 26
Views: 12443

But the only difference between a 9800 and a 9700 is the drivers and the clock speed. That's not right, either. The 9700 and 9800 are physically different revisions. But that's not to say those differences don't mean anything as far as the BIOS is concerned. Except for the name difference, of course.
by Syphon869
Fri Sep 19, 2003 10:22 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: problem with new 9800np
Replies: 26
Views: 12443

Is it like a checkerboard pattern? If it is then you've got a card with dead pipelines. Which means it's defective, or possibly hacked, but not merely "relabeled" The 9800/9700's have 8, while the 9500/9600's only have 4. Active pipelines, yes. The 9800SE only has 4 pipelines as well (which just ma...
by Syphon869
Fri Sep 19, 2003 9:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New MoBo/case form factor "BTX"
Replies: 57
Views: 96325

Does anyone understand why they had to change from ATX specs on power cables? I can't see that they added anything new, so the only major difference is that we will need yet another adaptor to connect old PSU to a BTX board. Notice the large difference in size of the PSU on the drawins for differen...
by Syphon869
Fri Sep 19, 2003 9:50 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New MoBo/case form factor "BTX"
Replies: 57
Views: 96325

Another good thing that nobody has mentioned is that the mobo is mirrored as opposed to ATX. This means that the mobo is on the other side of a tower case. So cooling of hot video cards becomes easier, because the chips are on top again like they were with ISA years ago. No, that's a bad thing. Now...
by Syphon869
Wed Sep 10, 2003 2:49 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: At what temp do you start getting nervous?
Replies: 18
Views: 4474

My Duron 1.3GHz maxes out at 55C/111F.

I'm figuring this was caused by my crappy thermal pad application, but I'm not gonna bother fixing it.
by Syphon869
Mon Sep 08, 2003 9:33 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec SLK3700BQE is out!
Replies: 82
Views: 25868

Jan Kivar wrote:How's the price compated to 3700AMB and Sonata?
The 3700AMB is $72 from Newegg, but it's currently on backorder.
by Syphon869
Sat Sep 06, 2003 3:00 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec SLK3700BQE is out!
Replies: 82
Views: 25868

Does anyone know if the fron 120mm fan will mount in front of the hard drives or is it behind them like the Sonata? I would assume it does, since even Antec says it's just a Sonata with a different faceplate. I suspect the real reason is that it looks "different" and "different = cool". cross-breed...
by Syphon869
Fri Sep 05, 2003 9:34 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec SLK3700BQE is out!
Replies: 82
Views: 25868

Aaaaaah! They're breeding!

Seriously, what hole does Antec think they're filling. I would much rather see this in Metallic Bronze (like the regular SLK3700) than black. If people want black, they can buy a Sonata...
by Syphon869
Sun Jul 06, 2003 10:12 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 2600AMB
Replies: 3
Views: 1810

I have one and it's done me well.

Just keep an eye on those HDD temps!

I've seen them on sale @ CompUSA for $50. Kinda ticks me off since I paid $85 for mine last October.
by Syphon869
Wed Apr 09, 2003 4:58 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Quiet cooling for ATi Radeon 9100?
Replies: 6
Views: 2605

Re: Quiet cooling for ATi Radeon 9100?

Echolot wrote:Zalman ZM80A-HP
TOTAL Overkill!

You might be able to get away with just unplugging the fan, but my suggestion would be to grab an old Heatsink and just drill away at it till it fits.
by Syphon869
Tue Apr 08, 2003 9:44 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: slk3700, fan question
Replies: 22
Views: 9900

*looks around and notices all the popularity over the SLK3700*

Why does everyone steal my ideas!?

*Boo-Hoo*

:P
by Syphon869
Wed Feb 12, 2003 11:34 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: My Ducting - excellent results
Replies: 14
Views: 3948

What is that? An air conditioning duct?

And hey! You got the same case as me! :)

As for your hard drive problem: Go get a Seagate. Cold and silent.
by Syphon869
Thu Jan 30, 2003 9:42 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: HTPC based on VIA 933 using Lindows and Elegent
Replies: 1
Views: 983

That BIOS-based software stuff is useless if you leave the computer running. I always liked Lindows. It's got a slick interface and it's backed by the Linux kernel. Although there's no way it could get into the mainstream and compete with Windows, it sure seems to do a good job of piloting an HTPC, ...
by Syphon869
Fri Jan 17, 2003 8:22 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: why can't I install the motherboard upside down?
Replies: 11
Views: 4184

Cuz thats not how convection works.
Also keep in mind is that all that now-hot air that your CPU fan just sucked up now has to go up over the rest of your board.
by Syphon869
Thu Jan 16, 2003 11:14 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Is it possible to passivly cool a watercooled PC?
Replies: 3
Views: 1788

Asmordean wrote:As for the HDD - Water cooling an HDD is a waste of time IMO unless you are running 10-15K Cheetahs.
Or a Maxtor. :P
by Syphon869
Thu Jan 16, 2003 11:09 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Somewhat-Silent PC
Replies: 10
Views: 11407

Your hard drive is gonna get fried to a crisp...Maxtors are notorious for their heat output.

I'd say to ditch it and get a Seagate. :D
by Syphon869
Tue Jan 14, 2003 2:37 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Shims
Replies: 5
Views: 2082

The shim is there to prevent you from crushing the core. Nothing more, nothing less.
by Syphon869
Mon Jan 13, 2003 5:01 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 476
Views: 638962

This is a really weird question in my book...I don't know anyone that has complained about a mouse click being too loud.

My suggestion would be to go to CompUSA and/or Best buy and just tap away on their display models.
by Syphon869
Thu Jan 09, 2003 12:17 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How do you use an 80mm fan in place of a 60mm fan?
Replies: 5
Views: 2391

I use Twist Ties. :D

My Coolermaster heatsink has a plastic fan bracket...just put the twist-ties through the screwholes.
by Syphon869
Thu Jan 09, 2003 12:03 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Need a cheap but sort of quiet heatsink :)
Replies: 9
Views: 4696

If a solid funnel causes backpressure, why not cut vents around the base?

I know it sounds dumb, but the point of the funnel is to guide the airflow, not restrict it.