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by notareal
Thu Mar 23, 2006 2:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help! NeoHE "minimum load of 1A on all +12V rails"
Replies: 32
Views: 16068

Here's a simple circuit I used to solve the power on problem of the NeoHE. Thanks to cmcquistion's Terminal Block controller and Falstad's Circuit Simulator . notareal's simple diode fan controller with a dummy load aka the NeoHE FIX. D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 D6 +---|>|---+---|>|---+---|>|---+---|>|---+---|>|...
by notareal
Wed Mar 15, 2006 1:53 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: A loading resistor for picky PSUs?
Replies: 18
Views: 7020

Re: A loading resistor for picky PSUs?

Won't the PS shut down or "act strange" if the load drops below the "1 amp" limmit a short while after startup? Tested this with my NeoHE; after PC managed to power on, I simply disconnected those spare devices I been using to help power on and NeoHE still stayed on, reboots ok. But if I turn it of...
by notareal
Tue Mar 14, 2006 5:36 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: A loading resistor for picky PSUs?
Replies: 18
Views: 7020

A loading resistor for picky PSUs?

The simple solution is to add loading resistors within the PSU to guarantee the min load. Done simply, this will cost a couple percent in efficiency, maybe an additional 10-15W power draw all the time. (I believe this is the approach taken with the Antec Smart Power 2 series, which explains its rel...
by notareal
Tue Mar 14, 2006 5:42 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help! NeoHE "minimum load of 1A on all +12V rails"
Replies: 32
Views: 16068

I'm actually really hesitant about it myself, but the case looks like it will be sooo nice and quiet. I probably won't be able to keep myself from buying one. ;) Antec P150 is definetly a great case and NeoHE is really nice PSU, if it happens to work. Even with the dificulties I have had with NeoHE...
by notareal
Tue Mar 14, 2006 4:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: P150 front LEDs
Replies: 4
Views: 4266

Re: P150 front LEDs

Trunks wrote: low tec, sharpie.
This works fine.
by notareal
Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:30 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Is microATX suitable for a multimedia PC?
Replies: 21
Views: 6123

Re: Is microATX suitable for a multimedia PC?

I am considering building This MicroATX motheroboard into a multimedia/HTPC with these parts (minus the ATX applicable ones) http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16815116620 . The goal is a multimedia home PC with mild HTPC capabilities. No/light gaming. My question is if this is a wi...
by notareal
Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:25 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help! NeoHE "minimum load of 1A on all +12V rails"
Replies: 32
Views: 16068

I’m putting together a new computer and I think Antecs P150 case looks like the perfect case for it. Naturally I have reservations about the stability of the NeoHE 430, especially with the components I have at the moment: * Asus A8N-VM CSM (Integrated graphics) with an AMD Athlon 64 3200+ and 2x512...
by notareal
Mon Mar 13, 2006 3:10 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: AOpen G325
Replies: 2
Views: 2231

AOpen G325

Have not spotted this before: AOpen G325. Looks almost like one might be able to use a Ninja (maybe passive) with this cube as PSU is located "outside" the box.
by notareal
Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:29 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: another build, quiet and gaming-capable
Replies: 5
Views: 2243

For silence, I'd go with Nexus fans. Have you considered the BenQ DW 1640? Pretty quiet, and nice performance. Might save you some bucks... which could go for a Nexus fan 8) :D :wink: I have understood that Pioneer does have a build-in user settable speed options, but with BenQ you have to use Nero...
by notareal
Sat Mar 11, 2006 5:54 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help! NeoHE "minimum load of 1A on all +12V rails"
Replies: 32
Views: 16068

I'm a newcomer to building my own system from scratch and just spent most of the night trying to get it powered on. I read about the NE430 AFTER I ordered it from newegg. Now I'm trying to get my Abit KN8 SLi motherboard to power up and it won't. I get the lights on the motherboard to indicate it i...
by notareal
Thu Mar 09, 2006 9:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help! NeoHE "minimum load of 1A on all +12V rails"
Replies: 32
Views: 16068

jaganath wrote:Come on man, dump that buggy pile of crud. Pick up a cheap Tagan or FSP and mod it with a quiet fan. You know it makes sense....
True. It's a pitty, as NeoHE is a nice and quited PSU - when it behaves.
by notareal
Thu Mar 09, 2006 6:27 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help! NeoHE "minimum load of 1A on all +12V rails"
Replies: 32
Views: 16068

Getting grazy. NeoHE worked fine with Athlon 64 X2 3800+ MSI K8NGM2-FID 2 x 1GB DDR 400MHz 2 x Samsung SP2504C BenQ DW1650 with a spare cd- and a floppydrive. The PC did power on with the TriCool fan set on low, tested that several times. Now after the PC was turned off for a day, it won't power on,...
by notareal
Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:09 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help! NeoHE "minimum load of 1A on all +12V rails"
Replies: 32
Views: 16068

Found this at the Overclockers online : "The modular panel is also labeled. The first 12V rail is on the 24-pin main power and 4-pin auxiliary power connectors. The other two 12V rails are on the modular panel we see in the above photo. The first two modular connections on the left are the third 12V...
by notareal
Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:47 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Aerocool Dominator: 140mm Thermalright clone!
Replies: 7
Views: 2265

vine-au wrote:looks like its all aluminium though, I dont see any copper on that HS base (could be plated though i guess) I'd like to see some reviews of this.
Looks like a copper base (image from Scythe).

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by notareal
Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:16 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help! NeoHE "minimum load of 1A on all +12V rails"
Replies: 32
Views: 16068

The NeoHE review assumed that split between the +12V rails is between sockets 2 and 3 and MB connector is in own +12V rail, as manual do say about PCI-E "NOTE: For Neo HE 500 and Neo HE 550 only. When using dual graphic card systems (i.e. SLI), we recommend that the PCI connectors be attached as fo...
by notareal
Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:58 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NeoHE compatibility...
Replies: 12
Views: 3650

NeoHE does definetly have "minimum load of 1A on all +12V rails" -issue. Need help!
by notareal
Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help! NeoHE "minimum load of 1A on all +12V rails"
Replies: 32
Views: 16068

Help! NeoHE "minimum load of 1A on all +12V rails"

Any suggestions how one should connect these with the NeoHE 430 2 x Samsung SP2504C SATA BenQ DW1650, DVD-RW Antec TriCool fan I have tried several combinations, but did not find any that do work. Setting TriCool on high, did not help. Motherboard is MSI K8NGM2-FID with integrated graphics and Athlo...
by notareal
Fri Mar 03, 2006 2:04 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI K8NGM2-FID or what?
Replies: 8
Views: 2435

I am quite happy with the MSI K8NGM2-FID, but not sure how it undervolts as my HeoHE is driving me nuts with this board. Take a look at the *Official* MSI K8NGM2-FID GeForce 6150 Motherboard Thread.
by notareal
Fri Mar 03, 2006 1:00 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NeoHE compatibility...
Replies: 12
Views: 3650

Adding more load to NeoHE 430 seems to help. My HeoHE (s/n start 0512) seems to power on if I add some old junk dvd and floppy drive. That's not a solution, but load on all 12V rail seems to do the trick. Wake up Antec engineers and marketing people , Antec P150 case and NeoHE PSUs should not be sol...
by notareal
Fri Mar 03, 2006 1:49 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What foam or material to put inside a P150 for additional
Replies: 1
Views: 1346

I did find P150 rather quited by itself. Just use that rubber HDD suspension system, not HDD bays. TriCool fan was hard mounted, but fine when set on low speed after I did change the mounting to someting like in Quiet PC for Torrid Thailand (No need to add extra fans, but PSU duct is nice). Good luc...
by notareal
Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:25 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Xbox 360 like DIY Case: Aluminum Spire
Replies: 2
Views: 1226

I'm curios as to the temperature where the hard drive is mounted... Warm air from the CPU and graphics chips and right next to the power supply... And is the piece that is right over the drive a magnet ? I believe that is a coil from the PSU and it got removed later. Temperatures where nice, if you...
by notareal
Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:40 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Xbox 360 like DIY Case: Aluminum Spire
Replies: 2
Views: 1226

Xbox 360 like DIY Case: Aluminum Spire

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Spotted this Xbox 360 like DIY Case, with a interesting (not sure how safe) PSU mod, at the MetkuMods.
by notareal
Thu Feb 16, 2006 5:21 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Load Balancing on NeoHE (Compatability fix?)
Replies: 6
Views: 2754

Case: Antec P150 PSU: Included NeoHE 430, SN/ S05110052xxx, Warranty sticker cut Motherboard: MSI K8NGM2-FID CPU: Athlon X2 3800+ LEDs on kbd flash on power on. Fans run for a second, but no post (no beep, no video), then shut down. Turn the TriCool fan on full - the machine boots OK! :evil: + 1 SA...
by notareal
Thu Feb 16, 2006 3:17 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Neo HE PSU Users Poll
Replies: 355
Views: 440309

Case: Antec P150 PSU: Included NeoHE 430, SN/ S05110052xxx, Warranty sticker was cut Motherboard: MSI K8NGM2-FID, BIOS 3.00 and 3.10 CPU: Athlon X2 3800+ Date of purchase: 2006-02-16 LEDs on kbd flash on power on. Fans run for a second, but no post (no beep, no video), then shut down. Turn the TriC...
by notareal
Fri Dec 09, 2005 10:08 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone TJ07
Replies: 16
Views: 5911

Specs and images of the TJ07 revealed.
by notareal
Tue Nov 08, 2005 4:52 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung Spinpoint T - 300 & 400 GB
Replies: 74
Views: 63601

SpinPoint T HD400LJ
"...a drive that is so quiet, YOU WON'T EVEN KNOW IT IS THERE." 8) Can't wait the review!
by notareal
Thu Nov 03, 2005 7:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: MATX Case?
Replies: 10
Views: 3014

by notareal
Fri Oct 07, 2005 4:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Press release for new Antec P150 case.
Replies: 70
Views: 41754

P150 looks really good, hope it will be available black or black/silver like p180. PSU duck should be easy to make to that nice NeoHE PSU. Perhaps a totally flush front would have given a better look, but that a matter of taste. Can't wait to see it reviewed here.
by notareal
Mon Aug 29, 2005 10:54 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman CNPS9500 review
Replies: 74
Views: 25600

by notareal
Mon Aug 29, 2005 3:37 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: XP-120 on A8N-SLI Premium
Replies: 36
Views: 12542

Thanks Ozdoc, these photos do help a lot. Strange how those photos I did found from hardforum did show much tighter fit... but still I am between "hard to find" Ninja and XP-120.