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by geforce1
Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD A8-3850 Quad Core Desktop APU (updated July 10)
Replies: 43
Views: 16024

Re: AMD A8-3850 Quad Core Desktop APU

Speaking of undervolting, I wonder how a Llano APU would respond, considering SPCR's sample ran at 1.40v... a lot of volts for even a 65nm CPU.
by geforce1
Wed May 25, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Kingwin Lazer Platinum 550W Power Supply
Replies: 23
Views: 9872

Re: Kingwin Lazer Platinum 550W Power Supply

Wow, that's some seriously high efficiency there. Under the hood the layout looks super-clean, and with the platinum efficiency, even the small heatsinks are certainly going to have no problem with the VERY little heat this thing produces.
by geforce1
Mon May 10, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Avoid Dell PC
Replies: 5
Views: 2369

In my experiences of working around Dell desktops, there are several different models that are very quiet, and others brutally loud. Here are some of my observations: Dell Dimension 4300/4400: Brutally loud motor noise even with the 92mm exhaust fan running at 1,100rpm Dell Dimension 2350: Fan speed...
by geforce1
Wed May 05, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Enermax Modu87+ 500W 80Plus Gold
Replies: 43
Views: 20464

Sounds like a great choice for a modular PSU running a GTX 470 or 5870 and a Core i7.
by geforce1
Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:01 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD Caviar Green 2TB & Seagate Pipeline HD 500GB
Replies: 42
Views: 13689

The 5,756rpm spindle speeds of the Pipelines reminds me of some earlier SCSI disks that spun at 6,300rpm and the WDxxxAB drives that spun at 6,000rpm (of course the Pipeline makes 2% of those drives' noise). It seems that Seagate is taking a more performance-oriented approach with their Pipeline as ...
by geforce1
Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:38 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman 9300AT: Not me too, but me again
Replies: 12
Views: 8964

The reason that people buy Zalman is because they have visually-pleasing heatsinks that perform well. The 7000AlCu had the perfect balance of price-performance-low noise for Socket A/478 for its time and it's interesting how that design (7700, 8700, VF700 and VF900) has evolved. A heatsink that woul...
by geforce1
Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:13 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: MSI employs Stirling Engine Theory
Replies: 12
Views: 5368

One thing that this fan won't use is a motherboard fan header, making it useful for boards that don't have many fan headers.
by geforce1
Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:44 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Dell Dimension Fan Replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 13002

Some of these Dell fans can be fairly loud, and of course it depends on the fan's make, the case used, and the CPU used. They tend to use fans from JMC, NMB, Nidec, and Delta. In my experiences, the Dimension 2400s tend to use the quietest fans (airflow and motor). For many other Dimensions, the mot...
by geforce1
Fri May 18, 2007 8:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Dual-Channel Memory "Real World" Performance
Replies: 9
Views: 4209

Dual-channel really doesn't make much sense on an Athlon XP unless the memory is running at DDR200. My quick take on what CPUs may get a worthy benefit from dual-channel as opposed to single-channel: Any Socket 939 dual-core CPU (Athlon 64 X2, Opteron) Any Socket AM2 dual-core CPU (if running less t...
by geforce1
Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Loudest case. Ever...
Replies: 24
Views: 8586

Wow. And I thought my two NMB 9,000rpm screamers were loud... I certainly don't want to listen to those 15k RPM little monsters. Unless of course you're planning on double-overclocking a Vanta LT...
by geforce1
Tue Mar 27, 2007 2:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Radeon 9700 Pro versus 9800 Pro
Replies: 7
Views: 2223

BTW the Radeon 9550 does supports shader model 2.0.
by geforce1
Fri Mar 16, 2007 8:30 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Intel Thermal Zone Information.....
Replies: 1
Views: 1335

Interesting article indeed. That's about the only page discussing where various temperature sensors are for Intel's boards. But, for anything other than Intel, the "System" temperature could mean anything or measured anywhere, especially if there isn't an internal temperature sensor in the motherboa...
by geforce1
Mon Jan 08, 2007 6:35 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: can a fan mate control 2 fans ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1789

I'm guessing about 2 watts max on startup (at 0-100 rpm) with the Fanmate turned up to maximum. At minimum, you can expect the power draw to be less than 1 watt for both fans combined. You could add more to that Fanmate and still be safe...as long as power draw is less or equal to .50 amp / 6 watts ...
by geforce1
Sat Dec 23, 2006 8:03 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: How are the Coolermaster Wave series of cases
Replies: 11
Views: 3405

Since the case has only 80mm fans, a quiet system with the components in your sig may actually be more difficult than in your SLK3700 (from your sig). Smaller fans = more RPMs / unit of air = more noise. But the case does look really really good.
by geforce1
Sat Dec 23, 2006 7:41 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My Next Rig, thoughts? (now with SLI)
Replies: 12
Views: 3314

That looks to be a fairly powerful gaming system. Just be sure to keep an eye on the 7950GT's temps should you choose to get this setup.
by geforce1
Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:03 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need advice on Dell 8300 upgrade...Please Help!
Replies: 5
Views: 2147

One thing I can safely say is that the Dell Dimension 8300 contains a Socket 478-based motherboard with the i875P chipset. 3.4GHz P4 is the max, if you could find one.
by geforce1
Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:09 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Motherboard northbridge reaches 120c (!) and dies
Replies: 42
Views: 46574

It probably wouldn't hurt anything to put the blower on the PWM heatsinks, watercooling or not. How much noise the blower would make, I wouldn't know, though, since I don't have this motherboard.
by geforce1
Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:48 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: A 150mm fan in a 500W $30 PSU? 150mm?
Replies: 19
Views: 5769

One more major technical flaw: It's a Powmax. Use it if you want your system to go "Pow." You have been warned. Jonnyguru blew up three of them trying to review this thing. Link: http://www.jonnyguru.com/PSU/Assassin/P ... assin.html
by geforce1
Mon Sep 04, 2006 6:57 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DFI Infinity RS482 - advice needed on coils squealing
Replies: 5
Views: 2574

Try to avoid using anything conductive if you want to stop the coil whine...The things you thought about using will short out the coil due to electrical conductivity of the items in question and render the motherboard useless.
by geforce1
Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:16 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD A64 X2 TDP Poll
Replies: 75
Views: 83790

X2 4200+, Manchester, BH9-E4, 63°C, 1.35V, 105.0W/65.6W

Note: This CPU came with the Aluminum cooler with 70mm fan (no heatpipes). Is there any correlation between the CPU's stock cooler and it's TCaseMax?

The 4200+'s undervolted and overclocked to 1.25v and 2.42GHz.
by geforce1
Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Stock cooler for S939 4200+?
Replies: 9
Views: 3170

I just recieved my 4200+ X2 939 yesterday and it came with the aluminum cooler (Foxconn) w/ 70mm fan. Which makes me wonder if there's any correlation between the CPU's TCaseMax and the stock HSF it comes with.
by geforce1
Thu Aug 10, 2006 3:11 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: A/C Alpine beats MINE and XP-90!
Replies: 8
Views: 2979

Yes.

Quick ascii:

exhaust . . Mine
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by geforce1
Thu Aug 10, 2006 3:04 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: A/C Alpine beats MINE and XP-90!
Replies: 8
Views: 2979

Try orienting the Mine so that the fan's exhaust goes toward the rear exhaust fan, if possible. If the Mine's fan and the case exhaust fan fight against each other, performance will suffer.
by geforce1
Thu Aug 10, 2006 2:55 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: A/C Alpine beats MINE and XP-90!
Replies: 8
Views: 2979

That is really weird... a block of aluminum (with no heatpipes) outperforming the Mine? Maybe that rear 120mm case fan is helping it out...either that or thermal compound application might've been "off" on the other two. Or mounting pressure. What's that Alpine cooling?
by geforce1
Sat Jul 29, 2006 3:36 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How do U make PC start/turn on without going over to it
Replies: 7
Views: 3574

In order for the Wake on Keyboard/Mouse/LAN/Ring, etc.... to work, the power supply must still be switched on. Even though the computer may appear to be off, the +5Vsb (standby) line is still active so that those "Wake on" events can turn the system back on without pressing the power button.
by geforce1
Sat Jul 29, 2006 3:32 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Confused on how TDP works AMD
Replies: 13
Views: 4775

A little more info on TDPs: For Intel, TDP seems to be more of a typical value rather than an absolute maximum. In other words, it's possible to 100% the CPU with certain instruction mixes and not reach the TDP, and on other mixes, exceed it. This is especially true with the highest end model of a C...
by geforce1
Thu Jul 20, 2006 4:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: ecc memory
Replies: 4
Views: 1829

I don't know what motherboard you're planning to put these ECC modules in, but make sure you check your motherboard's documentation to see if such modules are compatible with your board.
by geforce1
Thu May 18, 2006 6:42 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What is the startup voltage of your Nexus\D12-SL?
Replies: 13
Views: 3830

I just got a YL D12SL-12 (black frame, orange blades) and it starts reliably at 5v on my Zalman ZM-MFC1 fan controller (knob turned all the way down).
by geforce1
Tue May 09, 2006 6:20 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New SLK2650-BQE build, no longer loud.
Replies: 4
Views: 1530

New SLK2650-BQE build, no longer loud.

Thanks for the tips, I'll get to it shortly. Update: Moving the top hard drive (my 160GB Maxtor) up one spot significantly decreased temps for both drives. Update 2: PSU fan runs at max speed even in standby mode and with the case side off. Haven't tried it out of case (I have to remove my SI-120 to...
by geforce1
Sun May 07, 2006 7:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New SLK2650-BQE build, no longer loud.
Replies: 4
Views: 1530

New SLK2650-BQE build, no longer loud.

System details: Case: Antec SLK2750-BQE CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ E3 (SI-120 HSF, fan pushing down) MB: ASRock 939Dual-SATA2 (NB47J on NB) Video: Sapphire X800GTO2 @ X850XT (ATi Silencer 5 Rev. 2) PSU: Fortron Green PS 400W 2 DVD burners 2 Maxtor PATA hard drives (DM10 300GB, DM+9 160GB) 3.5" floppy ...