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by illgibson
Thu Nov 23, 2006 5:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent speakers?
Replies: 17
Views: 5227

Silent speakers?

Can anyone recommend a pair of silent speakers? Now that I have silenced nearly every cmponent of my PC, I've noticed the speakers make a lot of noise. The noise is most pronounced when I open an MP3 in Winamp, or place a DVD in the DVD drive. I have tried turning the volume knob clockwise, bit that...
by illgibson
Wed Nov 22, 2006 6:46 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 477
Views: 646444

In a pinch, try mouse keys...

Still haven't found the perfect mouse, but when I really need to quiet my clicking, I turn on mouse keys and use my numeric keypad...

Hit Shift key 5 times in a row
Click "Settings" button
Click "Mouse" tab
Check "Use MouseKeys"
by illgibson
Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 477
Views: 646444

Sorry -- I wasn't clear. I don't actually use a rubberized keyboard. I use the new Compaq keyboard, which is a standard keyboard. I haven't really used a rubberized one other than just to try it in the store. I can confirm that they are dead silent, but someone else would have to answer the speed-ty...
by illgibson
Wed Apr 06, 2005 7:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 477
Views: 646444

Probably the only way you are going to get dead quiet is one of the rubberized keyboards. The one I have is still audible in the bedroom if you don't take care, and barely audible if you do.
by illgibson
Fri Apr 01, 2005 6:48 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 477
Views: 646444

I found if I wrapped a small amount of plumbers' tape around the two sides of the metal post that make contact with the little grey plastic slots on the keyboard bed, it reduced the initial "tick" when hitting the spacebar. Takes a bit of trial and error to get the right amount that doesn't make the...
by illgibson
Thu Mar 31, 2005 3:09 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Kensington SlimType keyboard - Quiet keyboard
Replies: 7
Views: 6219

I think I tried that one in the store, but didn't find it to be as quiet as the one I ended up getting.
by illgibson
Thu Mar 31, 2005 12:52 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 477
Views: 646444

Update on Compaq keyboard

After using it for a bit, I noticed that certain of the longer keys, like "Backspace" and "Shift" had a louder than normal smacking sound when you hit them not exactly in the middle. Happily, I found the source of the noise! If you pry off the key with a knife and look underneath, there is a metal p...
by illgibson
Thu Mar 31, 2005 12:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 477
Views: 646444

Compaq CPQ105KB

Cross-posting this from one of the other threads, since this thread seems to have more activity... I tried this one on a recommendation from vdorta: http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?product_code=317538&pfp=srch1 I picked one up at CompUSA for $20, and it is definitely a lot quieter t...
by illgibson
Thu Mar 31, 2005 12:27 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Kensington SlimType keyboard - Quiet keyboard
Replies: 7
Views: 6219

I am a keyboard nut and have tested practically all the keyboards out there. Almost all of them are mushy, even the MS Bluetooth, but I found one exception, the new Compaq keyboard . Positive and silent unless you are a hard typist, but then it becomes even more positive and solid to the touch in a...
by illgibson
Mon Jul 26, 2004 7:55 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How are my temps?
Replies: 22
Views: 6935

BIOS and temps

I flashed to the latest official bios, 1.2, and the problem goes away somewhat. I am experiencing the problem that others have reported -- the temperatures are ~45c after a warm reboot, but after a cold reboot, they are back at ~62c. I have heard reports that the 1.3.1b BIOS is possibly better, but ...
by illgibson
Fri Jul 23, 2004 8:56 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How are my temps?
Replies: 22
Views: 6935

Removing the stock backplate from the MSI Neo...

I used the recommendation from another board. This is how I did it: 1. Use a hairdryer to slowly heat up the backplate. 2. At the same time, slowly work a thin piece of plastic under the plate starting at one of the corners and working around the plate and towards the center. 3. Eventually you shoul...
by illgibson
Sat Jul 03, 2004 4:48 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Rate my PC
Replies: 9
Views: 7011

Re: Rate my PC

Pmi 1GB (512MBx2) DDR PC-3200, PMI3200-1024DPH (2.5-3-3-7) I would get some higher quality memory such as Corsair, Crucial, Kingston, or Mushkin. Thanks for the tip, Andrew. I was wondering whether PMI was a good name or not. This memory seems to get glowing reviews: Corsair TWINX1024-3200C2PT, and...
by illgibson
Fri Jul 02, 2004 1:43 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Rate my PC
Replies: 9
Views: 7011

Out of curiosity, does anybody know if there is a difference between the Panaflo FBA08A12L1A and FBA08A12L, or is it just a typo on the part of the stores that carry the FBA08A12L? Thanks! Found the answer to my own question here: http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=8384&highlight=fba0...
by illgibson
Fri Jul 02, 2004 1:39 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Rate my PC
Replies: 9
Views: 7011

Out of curiosity, does anybody know if there is a difference between the Panaflo FBA08A12L1A and FBA08A12L, or is it just a typo on the part of the stores that carry the FBA08A12L?

Thanks!
by illgibson
Fri Jul 02, 2004 1:38 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Rate my PC
Replies: 9
Views: 7011

Although, I would consider going with the AlCu version of the Zalman 7000. There have been little evidence to support that the Cu version is significantly cooler, andI would rather avoid the increased weight. Hey Mark, thanks for the tip! I had read a review that suggested a 2-3 degree difference b...
by illgibson
Fri Jul 02, 2004 12:23 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Rate my PC
Replies: 9
Views: 7011

Rate my PC

Well, I've tried to do my homework - thanks to all of the editors and contributers to SilentPCReview. Great information resources and articles! Here's what I've settled on for my new PC (to replace my noisy 4-year-old PII 400): Evercase E4252B-PCT Fortron FSP350 Power Supply Panaflo FBA12G12L1A 120m...