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by powergyoza
Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:33 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Options for an old duallie
Replies: 10
Views: 7440

thanks

That's great advice folks.

It's just thatt buying part that gets me. I'll get over it. This duallie tower is probably less of a burden recycled than it is kept in operation...

Is there some calculator on the internet that can weigh the pro's and con's?
by powergyoza
Wed Feb 28, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Options for an old duallie
Replies: 10
Views: 7440

Options for an old duallie

Hey guys, it's been a long time since posting. I have a situation with my old duallie Athlon. It's still fast & stable but it's no fun using this machine in a green fashion - ie. powered off whenever not in use. Why? This duallie doesn't like to boot. I don't want it anymore. This machine is more su...
by powergyoza
Sat Nov 25, 2006 1:25 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: What's High End? Apple's 24" iMac
Replies: 27
Views: 18869

I have my dell 2405 set at a faily low brightness (rgb:30,30,30, brightness: 50) and it consumes about 45-50w according to my power angel. Who knows what cd/m output is at those settings, but at least we have 1 data point.

It looks like the imac 24" is a little less thirsty than my dell.
by powergyoza
Fri Mar 03, 2006 9:22 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fanless 1920x1200 DVI?
Replies: 17
Views: 5555

I can confim that the Sapphire Radeon 9250 from NCIX can do DVI-D @ 1920 x 1200.

I think I ran into an overheating problem though. The screen blanked out intermittently for a few minutes and then complete black. I aimed a 6v Panaflo at it and works like a gem now.
by powergyoza
Sat Sep 24, 2005 11:36 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's PSU Test Platform V.3
Replies: 20
Views: 15424

Way to go man! Excellent writeup. Ace!

I knew that Fluke 36 would come in handy! Thank you ebay!
by powergyoza
Sun Feb 20, 2005 10:58 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: new FSP Green Power with 85% efficiency
Replies: 88
Views: 47335

I'm gonna be a devil's advocate here and suggest that we may be disappointed if/when SPCR reviews it. Why? I'm almost certain that 85% is achieved on 220VAC. SPCR tests on 120VAC and that PSU would certainly loose 2% just because of the voltage in North America. That mean's it likely achieves 83% ef...
by powergyoza
Mon Dec 06, 2004 4:42 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Could decasing a fan make it work better?
Replies: 12
Views: 3030

I tried it before and it did not work at all. Terrible cooling performance for conventional heatsinks like my old AX-7. I nearly fried my CPUs.
by powergyoza
Sat Oct 23, 2004 1:52 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Farewell from an Old Timer (RIP Antec PSU)
Replies: 4
Views: 1931

Farewell from an Old Timer (RIP Antec PSU)

Hey all, I disappeared without really saying goodbye but I didn't really know life would take me so far away from something so dear to me. Now that some computer trauma has momentarily brought me back, I thought I'd take the chance to say farewell. It was really fun discussing, testing and writing a...
by powergyoza
Sat May 01, 2004 3:21 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New LianLi PC-V1000 silent case
Replies: 83
Views: 33578

Man, that partition between the PSU area and the HDD area is downright idiotic. So is the restrictive rear vent in the MB area. If they're gonna copy a G5 can't they do it right? And look at the WTX spec for good measure.
by powergyoza
Sat Jan 17, 2004 2:23 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: L1A at 12v or U1A at 7v
Replies: 3
Views: 1735

A long while ago I bought some H1As and did a subjective comparison to the L1As: http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=2990

Most likely the noise of the electronics will be much louder than that of the L1A...
by powergyoza
Fri Jan 09, 2004 11:45 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Gigabyte "Flower" Heatpipe w/blower HSF
Replies: 7
Views: 2971

From the looks of it either the bottom half or at least a big part of the mid section does not really get any airflow. Just the middle section where the motor assembly is. The bottom half gets airflow. The fact that they use a specialized fan and integrated controls on circuit board will make it im...
by powergyoza
Thu Jan 08, 2004 8:31 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Dimensions of the Thermalright AX-7
Replies: 1
Views: 1005

Re: Dimensions of the Thermalright AX-7

miker wrote:Is that maybe the height including a 25 or 38mm high fan?
Yes, 80mm is supposed to include the height of a 38mm fan.
by powergyoza
Thu Jan 08, 2004 8:28 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Gigabyte "Flower" Heatpipe w/blower HSF
Replies: 7
Views: 2971

Gigabyte "Flower" Heatpipe w/blower HSF

Okay, it's not exactly a flower like the CNPS 7000.

Saw a review at http://www.hardwarezone.com, but I wanted to look for a review that actually measured the noise. No such thing.

Model# Gigabyte GH-PCU21-VG aka 3D Cooler-Pro

Does anyone thinks it's worthy of a SPCR review?
by powergyoza
Wed Jan 07, 2004 5:22 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Does "Evacuate the heat" role for the PSU work?
Replies: 78
Views: 90520

Try this experiment....Take two fans, blowing them in different directions. Then move the rear of these fans closer and closer together. What happens? Well the output of each fan diminishes, and the noise level goes up. This is what is happening to the airflow from the fans in the picture, of cours...
by powergyoza
Wed Jan 07, 2004 8:05 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Does "Evacuate the heat" role for the PSU work?
Replies: 78
Views: 90520

So all the heated air goes thru the PSU, thereby heating it further? I think the central issue of this debate is whether the heated air from the CPU, VGA, HDD, VRM, NB, etc. is still useful to us. [/i] Past a certain temperature, ie. beyond a certain power draw, I'd say NO. Where do I define that th...
by powergyoza
Tue Jan 06, 2004 8:11 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Does "Evacuate the heat" role for the PSU work?
Replies: 78
Views: 90520

Most doors have enough air leakage around them, or like the 3700 and Antec SX10x0 series actually have openings around their periphery, so you get halfway decent airflow without a direct (i.e. "noisy") path to a PSU duct. Seems to me like a slightly ventilated door would be quite preferable on a ca...
by powergyoza
Tue Jan 06, 2004 1:04 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Does "Evacuate the heat" role for the PSU work?
Replies: 78
Views: 90520

The big question is whether the extra case ventilation, extra CFM/noise, and indirect noise path is worth the reduced heatsink, extra heat in PSU, reduced PSU lifespan, and alternating noise. and how is case airflow affected? > vibrations of 120mm could be another issue. Also for me, since db is an...
by powergyoza
Sun Jan 04, 2004 1:32 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: PCI slots for intake?
Replies: 5
Views: 2049

I accidentally once had my empty PCI slots open. Bad idea. My temps increased. It was prolly b/c I introduced a short circuit in the internal air current. Of course your situation may be different.

Try closing them off to see how your temps change.
by powergyoza
Sun Jan 04, 2004 1:10 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fan mounting using cable ties?
Replies: 5
Views: 1977

Re: use foam to mount

tay wrote:use 0.5inchx0.5inchx1.5inch foam blocks...
Took the words right out of my mouth. Just to follow up, it's been a year since I've installed the foam plugs and they're holding up fine.
by powergyoza
Thu Jan 01, 2004 1:44 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Canadian Retailers for Silencing Gear
Replies: 71
Views: 144713

Samsung 120GB + 8MB buffer

I thought this would be worth a mention. And I just bought my Barracuda 120GB w/8MB buffer a week ago? Bloody #[email protected]$!

http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewto ... 3397#63397
by powergyoza
Tue Dec 30, 2003 11:56 am
Forum: SPCR's [email protected]
Topic: Super easy way to run [email protected] like a service
Replies: 3
Views: 4248

Does this list it with all the other Services, letting you stop/start it if need be? No, but it will be listed under the scheduled tasks control panel. From there you can start and stop as you wish. Only issue is that if you stop, then start it again after windows has booted, the client will become...
by powergyoza
Tue Dec 30, 2003 2:04 am
Forum: SPCR's [email protected]
Topic: Super easy way to run [email protected] like a service
Replies: 3
Views: 4248

Super easy way to run [email protected] like a service

For Windows users only (Win2k and possibly other versions): Go to Control Panel / Scheduled Tasks. Click on Add Scheduled Task. Click Next, then Browse and locate fah4console.exe. Name Task as you wish and click the "When my computer starts" radio button. Click Next, check the "open advanced..." che...
by powergyoza
Tue Dec 30, 2003 1:48 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Bad news for future AMD cpus cooling - 105W TP
Replies: 27
Views: 7390

DryFire wrote:i think we may start to see not multiple general pourpose processors but multiple specific ones.
Ah, it just goes to show that the Amiga was 10+ years ahead of its time. We may still see it yet, and it will be called the PC.
by powergyoza
Mon Dec 29, 2003 3:40 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: silent 120 gb hd, maxtor, seagate or samsung?
Replies: 6
Views: 2271

Ah, my 1st reply in many months....

I haven't listened to the Samsung, but I just installed a 120GB 'Cuda 7. People say it's not the best anymore, but it's pretty damn good! It's noise is below the noise generated by my 6V panaflo 80L's.

Are Samsung 120GB's even available in Vancouver?
by powergyoza
Wed Jun 18, 2003 12:37 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Updated Intel PSU design guides
Replies: 3
Views: 1838

what page is that mentioned mike? I tried scanning, but couldn't find it.
by powergyoza
Wed Jun 18, 2003 12:30 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quieting PSU, could this work?
Replies: 6
Views: 2683

hey there,

You'd probably be just fine to take away one of those fans. In your situation, my preference would be to keep the outer fan.
by powergyoza
Fri Jun 13, 2003 4:19 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Fan issues done. ARGH! now its HDs!
Replies: 9
Views: 2530

Re: Fan issues done. ARGH! now its HDs!

Minotaar wrote:(its a 15 gig GXP, a 27 gig maxtor, and a 30 gig maxtor, all at 7200) pretty noisy
Try your hand at the Maxtor RMA process for your 2 maxtors. Just search the forums for "lottery" and you'll find what I'm talking about.
by powergyoza
Sat Jun 07, 2003 7:33 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How to vertically mount my rubber HD enclosure?Mounts needed
Replies: 5
Views: 2483

I made something from rubber, not metal/foam. It works very well for its cost (~US$10). http://www.silentpcreview.com/goto.php?t=s&id=67&a=1

I just recently tested it against a Smart Drive (not 2002 model) and it's about 75%-85% as effective (my best guess).
by powergyoza
Sat Jun 07, 2003 7:17 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much power for this system?
Replies: 1
Views: 1007

300 watts should be fine. If possible get an Active PFC power supply.
by powergyoza
Wed Jun 04, 2003 7:45 pm
Forum: SPCR's [email protected]
Topic: Power Consumption of 24/7 PCs
Replies: 61
Views: 34220

aristide1 wrote:
This is my new silent solution/toy to reducing power consumption
A good start, now how about a helmut that cancels wind noise?
No need to cancel wind noise. What they need to make is a helmut that cancels car & truck noise! :lol: Oops, don't need a special helmut for that.