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by xxkrnxstylezxx
Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:13 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much will a 300w power supply run?
Replies: 284
Views: 608849

Hey guys, I'm trying to decide whether I need a new PSU or not. Maybe you can help me out... Right now, I have a Seasonic Super Tornado 350watt revision A.3. And these are my specs. AMD 64 3000+ Winchester Zalman 7000B HSF 2 x 1GB Corsair XMS PC3200 Evga Nforce4 SLI motherboard Evga 7800GT CO Seagat...
by xxkrnxstylezxx
Tue Jul 19, 2005 9:28 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't decide which one...for X800 XT AIW
Replies: 20
Views: 5720

I don't think the AGP port was damaged since I put a 9600 and it's still working fine. Damn, do they know if it's AS5 or not? I didn't clean it off but there was some of the original left on the heatsink. I should have read this before I shipped it off... :evil:
by xxkrnxstylezxx
Sun Jul 17, 2005 10:19 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How are the regular Maxtor IDE Drives (Non DM10)?
Replies: 10
Views: 3075

Just a note, I enabled AAM and damn it is QUIET. It's quieter than my 7200.7; I can't even hear it from my desk.
by xxkrnxstylezxx
Sat Jul 16, 2005 8:33 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't decide which one...for X800 XT AIW
Replies: 20
Views: 5720

Haha I will. It doesn't look physically damaged at all....Don't think they would notice. trust me just rma it for a new one. try to remember what thermal pad they used or grease and re-apply it like they did. They normally do a shoddy job of applying it as well, I noticed, so dont put too much to m...
by xxkrnxstylezxx
Sat Jul 16, 2005 12:58 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How are the regular Maxtor IDE Drives (Non DM10)?
Replies: 10
Views: 3075

It just said "Diamondmax" without the number on the side. But on the drive it says Diamondmax 10. So far, I'm surprisingly pleased with it. I just hope it doesn't die out; I've heard some bad things about Maxtors.
by xxkrnxstylezxx
Sat Jul 16, 2005 12:41 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How are the regular Maxtor IDE Drives (Non DM10)?
Replies: 10
Views: 3075

Wow, this is pretty quiet. I haven't heard it fully seeking (don't know if I can somehow test it), but just going through files, I can't even hear it. It's seems a little slower than the Seagate 7200.7 though.
by xxkrnxstylezxx
Sat Jul 16, 2005 8:24 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How are the regular Maxtor IDE Drives (Non DM10)?
Replies: 10
Views: 3075

It's actually a Diamondmax 10. It's quiet during idle, but still don't know the seek...
by xxkrnxstylezxx
Fri Jul 15, 2005 9:33 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How are the regular Maxtor IDE Drives (Non DM10)?
Replies: 10
Views: 3075

How would you know if you have a diamondmax 9? Mine just says the ultra series....

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edit- on the sticker on the side, it says "Maxtor Diamondmax". I'm not sure if that is the DM9.
by xxkrnxstylezxx
Fri Jul 15, 2005 6:09 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How are the regular Maxtor IDE Drives (Non DM10)?
Replies: 10
Views: 3075

Anyone know? It's supposedly a Fluid dynamic bearing motor.
by xxkrnxstylezxx
Thu Jul 14, 2005 3:46 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't decide which one...for X800 XT AIW
Replies: 20
Views: 5720

Haha I will. It doesn't look physically damaged at all....Don't think they would notice.
by xxkrnxstylezxx
Wed Jul 13, 2005 4:45 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't decide which one...for X800 XT AIW
Replies: 20
Views: 5720

Great! My VF700Cu arrived yesterday.

Greater! I burned out my card when I was installing it! (forgot to turn off PSU)


:cry:
by xxkrnxstylezxx
Wed Jul 13, 2005 4:43 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How are the regular Maxtor IDE Drives (Non DM10)?
Replies: 10
Views: 3075

How are the regular Maxtor IDE Drives (Non DM10)?

I see good posts about the Maxtor DM10 series, but how are the normal/old ones?

http://www.officedepot.com/ddSKU.do?lev ... gb&An=text


That's a pretty good price...
by xxkrnxstylezxx
Sat Jul 09, 2005 11:02 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: AAM enabler that i can run in windows
Replies: 13
Views: 3654

Yeah, I noticed that after I posted...
by xxkrnxstylezxx
Fri Jul 08, 2005 9:56 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My experience with Seagates - IDE 7200.7 & SATA 7200.7
Replies: 13
Views: 4224

Hmm I see....thanks for the input I don't know whether to go with a Seagate 250GB 7200.8 or a Samsung SP2014N 200GB IDE or stay with the SATA for the same price.... I like the extra space of the Seagate but I also like the quietness of the Samsung. And I know Seagates are reliable but I'm not sure a...
by xxkrnxstylezxx
Fri Jul 08, 2005 8:24 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: AAM enabler that i can run in windows
Replies: 13
Views: 3654

Would this work with a Seagate 250GB 7200.8 IDE drive?

I've got a Seagate 200GB 7200.7 IDE and it's saying I don't have an ATA drive with "Acoustic Management".
by xxkrnxstylezxx
Fri Jul 08, 2005 8:04 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My experience with Seagates - IDE 7200.7 & SATA 7200.7
Replies: 13
Views: 4224

Hmm...

Would a Seagate 250GB 7200.8 IDE be quieter than the SATA? I might exchange it then...
by xxkrnxstylezxx
Fri Jul 08, 2005 5:57 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quieter @5V-Zalman VF700AlCu or Arctic Cooling NV Silencer 6
Replies: 24
Views: 8318

after you put on the ram heatsinks with the VF700, can you take them off?
by xxkrnxstylezxx
Fri Jul 08, 2005 5:56 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My experience with Seagates - IDE 7200.7 & SATA 7200.7
Replies: 13
Views: 4224

Ooh yeah, thanks. I don't think that'll help the SATA too much. It's louder than you'd think...
by xxkrnxstylezxx
Fri Jul 08, 2005 10:55 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My experience with Seagates - IDE 7200.7 & SATA 7200.7
Replies: 13
Views: 4224

Hm...what do you mean by decoupling?
by xxkrnxstylezxx
Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:47 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My experience with Seagates - IDE 7200.7 & SATA 7200.7
Replies: 13
Views: 4224

Hmm let me try to explain the difference in seek noise....

IDE - A mouse squeeking (It's higher and softer, harder to hear and to notice)

SATA - A crow cawing (It's lower and tougher and rigid and a little louder. It is easy to hear even when you're not trying to)


Hope you guys like my analogy.
by xxkrnxstylezxx
Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:34 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My experience with Seagates - IDE 7200.7 & SATA 7200.7
Replies: 13
Views: 4224

My experience with Seagates - IDE 7200.7 & SATA 7200.7

I'm not writing a review or anything, but I thought I'd just share my feelings. I had a 160GB IDE 7200.7 for more than a year. I have to say, they were very quiet (in my experience), didn't make any whining noises, and noise at seek was understandable. I needed extra space so I went with another Sea...
by xxkrnxstylezxx
Thu Jul 07, 2005 3:07 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't decide which one...for X800 XT AIW
Replies: 20
Views: 5720

the heatsinks are not permanent, they apply with double sided thermal tape. checkout zalmans website, they have an animated install guide. and once again, i will state that AC does not have an AS4 or AS5 which fits properly. don't waste your time trying to email them either, they've got really crap...
by xxkrnxstylezxx
Tue Jul 05, 2005 11:56 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't decide which one...for X800 XT AIW
Replies: 20
Views: 5720

Guess I'll have to go with the Zalman if Ac doesn't fit...
by xxkrnxstylezxx
Sat Jul 02, 2005 11:36 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't decide which one...for X800 XT AIW
Replies: 20
Views: 5720

I've heard theres a version of AC that fits with the X800XT AIW? Not sure about it though. Also, with a VF700, you have to permanently place the memory heatsinks. This is a concern if I ever need to RMA the card. The temps I posted were for the card. I get 50'C max on my CPU. I've tried opening the ...
by xxkrnxstylezxx
Sat Jul 02, 2005 4:43 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't decide which one...for X800 XT AIW
Replies: 20
Views: 5720

Thanks for the input. Any others?
by xxkrnxstylezxx
Sat Jul 02, 2005 4:42 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How little is too little? (Power supply - Having some probs)
Replies: 12
Views: 3065

Sorry for the late reply. I've updated the drivers and I think the freezing is gone. I can't say for sure because I haven't played it much lately, but it doesn't freeze with BF2 Demo. m0002a, I wanted to ask here just about the PSU because most other forums always say more power is needed. I think p...
by xxkrnxstylezxx
Fri Jul 01, 2005 7:52 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't decide which one...for X800 XT AIW
Replies: 20
Views: 5720

Can't decide which one...for X800 XT AIW

I haven't seen many X800XT AIW threads so I decided to start one up. First of all, my temps right now are pretty high. It idles at 45-47'C and 75-77'C load. I think I have 2 choices - Arctic Cooling NV Silencer or Zalman VF700cu. I like that the AC exhausts the air out of the case, but I heard it is...
by xxkrnxstylezxx
Tue Jun 14, 2005 1:13 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How little is too little? (Power supply - Having some probs)
Replies: 12
Views: 3065

I'll update my Creative drive or uninstall it to see if it works. Creative drivers are known for problems...

Although, I think my system needs a more powerful PSU. Isn't a 350w PSU pushing it with these parts?
by xxkrnxstylezxx
Mon Jun 13, 2005 8:32 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How little is too little? (Power supply - Having some probs)
Replies: 12
Views: 3065

How little is too little? (Power supply - Having some probs)

Well, I really think I need a new PSU. I'm having random freezes when I play Farcry. They don't happen often, but they've been happening more. Specs: AMD 64 3000+ Winchester Asus A8N Deluxe ATI X800 XT AIW Seagate 160GB 2 x Crucial 512mb Audigy 2 ZS Seasonic Super Tornado 350watt NEC 3520A Zalman CN...