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by Derek Baker
Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:51 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is there a problem with head parks on WD Green HDDs?
Replies: 296
Views: 360424

The Data for my GP's Spin Up Time is 8116, though the Current and Worst are both 177 and the Status is OK (all from HDTune).
by Derek Baker
Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:22 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is there a problem with head parks on WD Green HDDs?
Replies: 296
Views: 360424

zds wrote:I think with 198 in 3 months you should be pretty safe, so I'd just monitor the situation.
My new WD10EACS-00ZJB0 has reached 210 in 17 hours - Vista 64 Home Premium SP1.
by Derek Baker
Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:02 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD10EACS 00D6B0 at MicroCenter - YMMV
Replies: 16
Views: 16953

Just received a new WD10EACS today. It's a 00ZJB0 dated 10 Sept 2008.

Not really bothered as I based my buying decision on the review of the original version here.
by Derek Baker
Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 4850e/HR01Plus Passive?
Replies: 14
Views: 5514

Currently at 33C with Cool'n'Quiet enabled.
by Derek Baker
Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 4850e/HR01Plus Passive?
Replies: 14
Views: 5514

Thanks to all those who posted.

Been running it passive for a few days now: no apparent problems.
by Derek Baker
Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:23 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 4850e/HR01Plus Passive?
Replies: 14
Views: 5514

Rest of the system will be one 7200rpm HDD, DVD-ROM, 2GB DDR2 and a TV Card.
by Derek Baker
Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:09 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 4850e/HR01Plus Passive?
Replies: 14
Views: 5514

4850e/HR01Plus Passive?

Bought a Scythe Flex 120 1200rpm for my 4850e, but am wondering about running it passively.

Case is an Akasa Eclipse with the same type of Flex @ 5v as the only fan; the PSU is an old unmodded S12-430 .

Thanks.
by Derek Baker
Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:02 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: HR-01Plus North or South
Replies: 0
Views: 1053

HR-01Plus North or South

Installing an HR01Plus on a Socket AM2 Board.

The choices are the fan blowing up or down.

Don't really want hot air blown into the PSU. How would it be blowing away from the PSU?

Thanks.
by Derek Baker
Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:57 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: HR-01Plus on Socket AM2.
Replies: 4
Views: 1564

I've definitely got the right bits.

I have not yet put the heatsink itself on.

There is vertical movement of the two brackets which each take two screws to which the crossbar bolts.

EDIT: Just done a dry run; everything seems suitably tight once the spring-loaded bolts are fully tightened.

Thanks.
by Derek Baker
Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:02 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: HR-01Plus on Socket AM2.
Replies: 4
Views: 1564

HR-01Plus on Socket AM2.

Installing an HR-01Plus on a Gigabyte GA-MA78G-DS3H.

The backplate is not held securely to the rear of the mobo. There is a large amount of rattle. It was not like this when I installed the same heatsink on a Socket 775 mobo a couple of months ago.

What gives?
by Derek Baker
Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU for HTPC
Replies: 1
Views: 1205

PSU for HTPC

Planning an HTPC build. Looking at a conventional PSU (i.e. not Pico). I know I don't need much power, but the HX620 in my main machine has sold me on modular cables, and the least powerful modular I have seen is 425 watts. The HX and a previous S12 have have left me well disposed towards Seasonic, ...
by Derek Baker
Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:34 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Modu82 or Corsair HX?
Replies: 10
Views: 6169

As a belated update: I went for the HX620 in the end. No problems.

Thanks for the replies.
by Derek Baker
Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Kill-A-Watt like in the UK
Replies: 3
Views: 2142

Kill-A-Watt like in the UK

Can't see the Kill-A-Watt here in the UK.

Any of the first three here any good?

Thanks.
by Derek Baker
Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:13 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Life of hot horizontal sleeve bearing?
Replies: 5
Views: 1985

Even if I keep it as long as my last graphics card - 4 years?
by Derek Baker
Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:11 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Life of hot horizontal sleeve bearing?
Replies: 5
Views: 1985

Life of hot horizontal sleeve bearing?

Recently put an S1 Rev 2 on my HD 4870. Tied a Nexus 120 to it.

Since read warnings about horizontal and hot sleeve bearings.

What would be a reasonable expectation of life for the fan - it's not only horizontal but on a card that throws out a prodigious amount of heat when under load?

Thanks.
by Derek Baker
Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:12 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Will the accelerro 2 fit the 4870 1GB version?
Replies: 3
Views: 1709

Yes.
by Derek Baker
Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:28 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Off the shelf drive suspension
Replies: 8
Views: 3206

Thanks to those who posted.

They're in now, and the Sammies are essentially silent.
by Derek Baker
Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:13 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Help me choose: Enermax vs Corsair
Replies: 5
Views: 2904

I was leaning towards the Enermax after it's good SPCR review, but enough issues were raised on the forums for me to go for the HX620.
by Derek Baker
Mon Sep 22, 2008 6:44 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Akasa Mirage screws?
Replies: 2
Views: 1209

The question is where do the go? The five are not the only left overs, only the unique ones - I have dozens for fixing drives. I've put the two smooth thumbscrews back, but am still not quite sure about the three unique screws. I seem to recall removing them to allow the mobo tray to be removed and ...
by Derek Baker
Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:04 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Off the shelf drive suspension
Replies: 8
Views: 3206

Just placed an order for a couple.
by Derek Baker
Sat Sep 20, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Off the shelf drive suspension
Replies: 8
Views: 3206

I've got a pair of 500GB Samsungs.

No drive upgrade planned in the near future.
by Derek Baker
Sat Sep 20, 2008 1:15 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Off the shelf drive suspension
Replies: 8
Views: 3206

Thanks for the reply. Hadn't looked at that.

However it seems it's better at stopping noise rather than vibration, and it is the later I am concerned about.
by Derek Baker
Sat Sep 20, 2008 11:13 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: S1 installation on HD 4870
Replies: 4
Views: 1809

It's done now and fine. :)
by Derek Baker
Sat Sep 20, 2008 11:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Off the shelf drive suspension
Replies: 8
Views: 3206

Off the shelf drive suspension

What's the best OTS drive suspension?

Looking at No Vibes III.

Thoughts/alternatives?

Thanks.
by Derek Baker
Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Akasa Mirage screws?
Replies: 2
Views: 1209

Akasa Mirage screws?

After setting up my system in the Mirage I have 2 sets of screws left over. 1) 3 screws unlike any in the bags the machine came with. Pointed, course threaded with large domed head and large drive. 2) 2 thumbscrews, unlike others because of smooth shaft between head and thread. Two others in, North ...
by Derek Baker
Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:49 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: S1 installation on HD 4870
Replies: 4
Views: 1809

Thanks for the reply. Was planning on keeping the pre-installed paste on the S1, but have now decided to ditch it so I can dry run without worrying about keeping it clean. Would have already done the installation, except discovered didn't possess a screwdriver small enough for the screws around the ...
by Derek Baker
Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: S1 installation on HD 4870
Replies: 4
Views: 1809

S1 installation on HD 4870

Do I need to adjust the base as per Step 2 of the installation of the cooler itself.

Which set of mounting holes: A or B?

Thanks.

EDIT: I see on Arctic's site that for the HD 3870 you only remove the stock GPU cooler leaving those on the RAM and VRMs. Is the 4870 the same?
by Derek Baker
Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:24 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Difference in screws?
Replies: 6
Views: 2084

Thanks for the replies. In reverse order:

I'd already found that wiki article.

I've used the patterned ones for the MB - seems secure.

Manual? Akasa include just an exploded view.
by Derek Baker
Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:43 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Difference in screws?
Replies: 6
Views: 2084

Difference in screws?

My new Akasa Mirage V4 came with a huge number of screws of various types.

Among the coarse threaded are two that both have hexagonal heads, but one is smooth underneath, the other has a radiating pattern of lines.

Are these intended for different things?

Thanks.