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by keyne
Fri Aug 18, 2006 9:08 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: actual power tested: Core 2 Duo / Netburst vs Athlon
Replies: 34
Views: 24045

C2D does have EIST (speedstep).
It also has alot of undervolting potential, i'm running an E6400 at 1.00V core. the CPU also has features to turn off parts of it during idle. Mine runs very cool...
Don't have equipment to measure power consumption.
by keyne
Fri Aug 18, 2006 9:00 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte or Asus for new Conroe build
Replies: 3
Views: 2603

i have a GB DS3 and it offers either bios or intel quiet system for fan control. I have it running on the bios setting, use only the CPU header.. works fine, but startup voltage is a bit low to make my 120mm fan start.. (temps are very low, fan is stock case fan..)
haven't tried intel QS yet..
HTH
by keyne
Fri Aug 18, 2006 8:51 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: How is the Coolermaster Mystique?
Replies: 6
Views: 3253

i've got it

just built a computer with the mystique 631. my first alu case, and i like it quite a bit. i bought it because i wanted a door, and this was the nicest one. The door feels solid and it has a smooth magnetic latch. mods: clipped rear fan grille, mounted hdd in scythe quiet drive in the 51/4 bay on fo...
by keyne
Fri Aug 18, 2006 8:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung Spinpoint T - 300 & 400 GB
Replies: 74
Views: 63689

i have the 401LJ in a scythe quiet drive, the qd is mounted on foam, in the 5 1/4" bay of my case with no front bezel (i want a straight air stream over it). I have only a 120mm fan in the back of the case which turns at 500-600 rpm. Idle noise is inaudible as far as i can tell, seeks are muted alot...
by keyne
Fri Aug 18, 2006 7:09 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Core 2 Duo, much lower power consumption with older chipsets
Replies: 33
Views: 13720

I haven't tested lower than 1.00V as i consider this a very low voltage already.. 1.325 is stock. dual DVI is nice, i wanted it too.. opted for the cheap card as no passive dual DVI card was readily available to me now. I'll upgrade later i guess.. my monitors (samsung 940T) show a good picture with...
by keyne
Fri Aug 18, 2006 6:01 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Core 2 Duo, much lower power consumption with older chipsets
Replies: 33
Views: 13720

my results

i have an E6400 (retail) on a gigabyte DS3. Undervolted to 1.00 V in the bios, no speedstep or OC, i'm running at stock 2.13GHz. Temps: CPU 27 deg C in idle, slightly over 30 under load... :D System 45 deg GPU 80-85 deg (!) this is an Asus 6200TC... :twisted: (ambient is around 25deg) i'm running a ...
by keyne
Sat Jul 15, 2006 8:46 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Core 2 Duo: Passive motherboard (that fits a ninja).
Replies: 7
Views: 3561

The Intel DP965LT is passive as well. I hope a ninja will fit.. planning this config. Would be nice if someone is able to confirm this.
by keyne
Thu Sep 23, 2004 10:11 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What to watch out for when modding a psu?
Replies: 6
Views: 1827

guys, the dangerous part of a switching power supply is the primary side, it is connected to the mains and the capacitors are charged with the rectified mains voltage (or a boosted voltage in case of active PFC). All the other stuff (low voltage DC outputs)is connected to the secondary side. The pow...
by keyne
Thu Sep 16, 2004 7:03 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling the PSU and HDDs?
Replies: 6
Views: 2922

be careful about modding the psu.. most have two heatsinks and one of them is on the primary side, and probably "live" (not insulated). Touching this can result in death.. I suggest not modifying a PSU unless you know exactly what you are doing and what you are dealing with. There is a project in th...
by keyne
Wed Sep 15, 2004 6:18 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: when three fans become one
Replies: 28
Views: 14723

i have to agree it is a nice mod. a psu exhaust temp of 50 degrees worries me, anyway (i am a hardware design engineer and 50 degree air temp means something is cooking at 70 degrees or something.. it works, but not for long). i don't have a SFF yet, but i was thinking about mounting an ATX PSU behi...
by keyne
Sun Sep 12, 2004 2:49 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New wooden case project begins tomorrow
Replies: 38
Views: 15106

random, frozencpu probably just glues a layer of veneer on the case. veneer is a only 1-2mm thick layer of nice wood, not inexpensive and a bit hard to work with (especially with non-flat shapes). The prices at frozencpu seem pretty alright to me considering the work involved.. the downside of the v...
by keyne
Sat Sep 11, 2004 10:44 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: AOpen XC Cube EZ18/EZ65 cooling tips (renamed thread)
Replies: 62
Views: 36349

Thanks for the response Mike. I was planning to use the 120mm psu fan replacement to blow air into the case. Why would you not recommend this? Good point on the notebook drive. The computer will load all user files from a file server (my present, big, noisy computer) so it won't need much space. may...
by keyne
Sat Sep 11, 2004 7:15 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: AOpen XC Cube EZ18/EZ65 cooling tips (renamed thread)
Replies: 62
Views: 36349

single fan on ez65?

hi guys my first post here.. i want to buy an ez65 (ez18 downsides for me are no gigabit ethernet and no s-ata, and if the onboard video (dualhead is nice) isn't good quality it is worthless for me). it must be quiet.. only two big fans is a good start, but maybe not enough. I was thinking of coolin...