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by gregzeng
Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:23 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lenovo ThinkCentre M92z All-In-One Desktop PC
Replies: 9
Views: 5459

Re: Lenovo ThinkCentre M92z All-In-One Desktop PC

I've seen other Youtubes showing them as a two-player game console: chess, table tennis, etc. AIO's will replace desktops. They have industry replacable / upgradable components inside. My wife (Hong Kong born) is very happy with her new 'toy'. Since most of those AIO use laptop parts, i have yet to...
by gregzeng
Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lenovo ThinkCentre M92z All-In-One Desktop PC
Replies: 9
Views: 5459

Re: Lenovo ThinkCentre M92z All-In-One Desktop PC

http://www.silentpcreview.com/Lenovo_ThinkCentre_M92z Noticed many comments from uninformed dinosaurs before I added this comment. They seem to not understand 'silent' PCs. Check the Youtube videos, "Windows 8 all in one pc" ... specically ... "Sony VAIO Tap 20 Unveiled" and "HP Envy 23 TouchSmart ...
by gregzeng
Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:21 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: [ASUS Eee PC 1000HE Netbook] fan noise.
Replies: 5
Views: 9922

Re: [ASUS Eee PC 1000HE Netbook] fan noise.

This seems to be a common issue with these. Its fan noise for sure. I have loaded up eeectl with a custom fan profile that makes it much quieter but the fan is awful on this thing. Some out there are taking them apart and lubing the bearings but I hate to chance it. I cant seem to locate a replacem...
by gregzeng
Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:58 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Is there such thing as a quiet laptop/notebook?
Replies: 3
Views: 5099

Re: Is there such thing as a quiet laptop/notebook?

Dell is sorta quiet, what other brands compare? Anybody use MSI, or Asus? Thanks in advance. As Allan stated, you can't simply list brands and say they are quiet. I have an Asus eeePC 701 that's wonderful. ... CUT ... So once I've taken care of the hd and fans I zero in on the CPU and the screen to...
by gregzeng
Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:45 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Need help quieting down my notebook
Replies: 4
Views: 4061

Re: Need help quieting down my notebook

Hi, I own a Clevo W860cu(aka Sager NP8690) with a cooling system that generates alot of noise. The cooling system consists of two fans, one for the cpu(intel core i7m) and one for the GPU(ati 5870m). I cannot provide any noise levels(dB levels) but my personal opinion is that it is much to loud. Wh...
by gregzeng
Mon Jan 10, 2005 6:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Low air resistance, low fan speed, low noise technique
Replies: 67
Views: 177809

Ideas on cutting out the grills

i think that if most of the people don't cut out the case grills it's because it also means removing the motheboard so that no metal particles get caught up in the moto and burns it, and in my case removing the moto is a pain in the ass, so if you have any ideas on how cutting out the grills ( rear...
by gregzeng
Mon Dec 27, 2004 4:50 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Adding an intake makes the temperature increase??
Replies: 33
Views: 10829

Use a cheap infra-red thermometer. And incense smoke!

Why not try negative case pressure? If you are concerned about dust, maybe you can filter the other opennings in the case. Currently it is running on a negative pressure setup. Just the stock fan is in place, and all the front is sealed up with HVAC tape, as you can see in the pics above. So far, t...
by gregzeng
Mon Dec 27, 2004 1:23 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD vibration & noise reducing methods - ranked
Replies: 195
Views: 615712

Use masking tape, hot melt glue !

In reading the previous messages, it might be helpful if you use what I use. To solve the problem of screwing & un-screwing, deliberately or not, I make frequent use of hot-melt glue, and / or masking tape. Older cases use screws. I use masking tape, for frequent & quick removal of the panels. Maski...
by gregzeng
Mon Dec 27, 2004 2:33 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Low air resistance, low fan speed, low noise technique
Replies: 67
Views: 177809

In my experience with the low air resistance, low fan speed, low noise technique, it worked best with the side cover on. This directs the air flow properly. I don't think you'll be able to adopt this technique fully, but you can do a lot of it. In your situation, it sounds like you'll need to use a...
by gregzeng
Sat Dec 25, 2004 5:01 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Low air resistance, low fan speed, low noise technique
Replies: 67
Views: 177809

Re: Low air resistance, low fan speed, low noise technique

I've built hundreds of computers, and I've come to the conclusion, that using filters will keep the computer a little cleaner on the inside, but causes them to be louder. This is because you have to run the fans much faster to compensate for the poor air flow. <SNIP> .... Very good thread. My niece...
by gregzeng
Sun Dec 08, 2002 12:19 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How to INCREASE the hard disk noise ??
Replies: 17
Views: 7172

Actually, I know that both Maxtor and Seagate have an "acoustic management" utility to control the amount of noise a hard drive makes. I have two Barracuda IVs, which are very quiet out of the box. I then decided, like you, that I wanted to hear the drives when they were working. So I downloaded th...
by gregzeng
Fri Dec 06, 2002 4:50 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Power Consumption figures
Replies: 8
Views: 3115

How am I unkind by pointing out the obvious? cschofie's systems draw at most 40% of the rated power of the Zalman 300W. OK, we need headroom, I agree, but 60% seems like a bit of overkill, don't you think? ... What I AM saying is that PSU requirements are generally overestimated. If you do run into...
by gregzeng
Fri Dec 06, 2002 3:14 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How to INCREASE the hard disk noise ??
Replies: 17
Views: 7172

Bigg wrote:if u just want to monitor its activity, then hook a superbright led to the hd activity port
Better yet - software indicator on the screen, but to indicate different drives & partitions seperately?
by gregzeng
Wed Dec 04, 2002 6:08 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How to INCREASE the hard disk noise ??
Replies: 17
Views: 7172

My Barracuda IV is suspended by elastic rope. When I first installed it, it was (accidentally) gently touching/resting against the front wall of the case. The noise was unbelievable - you could hear it in the room next door! Guess I got just the right pressure against the case for maximum noise! :l...
by gregzeng
Wed Dec 04, 2002 4:37 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Other methods of "Silencing"
Replies: 2
Views: 2044

quokked wrote:- Buy a new computer
- Buy a laptop (most of them I've seen are quiet)
My recently purchased notebook computer (CD-DVD-RW, USB, Firewire, etc) is noisy ... because it uses a Desktop INTEL CPU, since the high-powered mobile CPU's did not exist when it was purchased.
by gregzeng
Tue Dec 03, 2002 8:43 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How to INCREASE the hard disk noise ??
Replies: 17
Views: 7172

How to INCREASE the hard disk noise ??

Sometimes I need to LISTEN to the HDD - is it faulty/ too busy/ ... ? 1) So which are the noisy HDD'S? Not Seagate, but which ones? 2) How do I increase it's sound transmission to outside the case ? 3) If I have a rarely used HDD, can I turn it on/ off as required (in the one case, without networkin...
by gregzeng
Tue Dec 03, 2002 8:36 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: High or Low air humidity: which is better ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1987

High or Low air humidity: which is better ?

Air humidity can be controlled - up or down. Which is better? Dry air might increase electrostatic dangers and remove the danger of moisture condensation if the electricity stops. Moist air might increase fungus/ mold growth, decrease electrostatic danger, increase the heat removal. But is the incre...
by gregzeng
Tue Dec 03, 2002 8:28 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: How do we mold/ drill/ bend/ shape the materials?
Replies: 5
Views: 2247

How do we mold/ drill/ bend/ shape the materials?

I'm not a chemist - just an ignorant ex-handyman. 1) with solid plastics - shaping/ cutting/ drilling use a heat-controlled soldering iron. But beware not to breath in the "fumes". Clean the soldering iron whilst hot with tissue/ toilet paper. 2) thin sheet-aluminum - cut with sheet cutters, jigsaw,...
by gregzeng
Tue Dec 03, 2002 8:21 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Where can I get Aluminium for my sandwich?
Replies: 7
Views: 3973

Auctions, metal recyclers, throwaway & bargain bins of s

The shops usually sell electronic parts or units. Repair places of the above parts or units.

At some specialized computer auctions, there's large "junk" computer stuff, particularly old heat sink units that can be retrieved from heavy, old units.

Enjoyed this thread. It's given me ideas too.
by gregzeng
Tue Dec 03, 2002 8:12 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Other methods of "Silencing"
Replies: 2
Views: 2044

Other methods of "Silencing"

I'm new to this site. So excuse me if I'm repeating ideas already mentioned. But in the "List of Contents" or Index to this site, I see no mention of my suggestions below. 1) Networking (wired or wireless) away from the noisy units (not just putting the case in a desk or cabinet). 2) Air-In & Air-Ou...