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by Fat_bloater_dave
Sun Aug 06, 2006 11:48 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU Cooling advice needed over here! YES YOU!
Replies: 9
Views: 2522

You could have a look at the
Thermalright XP-120 thats a bit older and so you might be able to find it a bit cheeper.

My next Hint is to go down this list untill you find a price you like

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article30-page1.html
by Fat_bloater_dave
Sun Aug 06, 2006 11:41 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Conroe and Zalman CNPS 9500 LED
Replies: 7
Views: 3122

miTchy wrote:yes
I concur
by Fat_bloater_dave
Sun Aug 06, 2006 12:41 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Semi Passive CPU
Replies: 2
Views: 1506

A CPU's temp will normally vary with workload and ambient temp anyhow. If you were frequently near the chip's temp limit-then maybe there's a concern-but what you describe is what was in the design plan,if anything the C + Q probably has a positive impact on chip health. ok cool, ill just leave it ...
by Fat_bloater_dave
Sun Aug 06, 2006 12:35 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet 2.5" SATA
Replies: 0
Views: 1156

Quiet 2.5" SATA

Well im looking for a Quiet 2.5" (laptop) SATA hard drive i know all 2.5" hard drives are quiet but i want a realy quiet one ;) thanx for the help.
by Fat_bloater_dave
Sun Aug 06, 2006 12:20 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: conroe E6400 rig - need some advice
Replies: 10
Views: 3292

Howard wrote:
jaganath wrote:
The X1900XT is a faster card than the 7900GT.
It also uses about 40W more than the 7900GT.
It's not like he said he wants minimal noise or that he's using a small-capacity PSU (Sonata II PSU is 450W).
If he doesnt want minimal noise then why would he be on the SPCR forums.
by Fat_bloater_dave
Sat Aug 05, 2006 10:57 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Semi Passive CPU
Replies: 2
Views: 1506

Semi Passive CPU

Hello im trying out using my CPU Semi passive and it seems to be ok, but I have a question Im using an Athlon64 3200+ on which I have enabled cool 'n' quiet on witch it takes the Vcore down to 1.088v. ok well my query is ive set the fan to come on when the CPU reaches 40C (according to AMD64 TCaseMa...
by Fat_bloater_dave
Fri Aug 04, 2006 6:25 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Running Geforce 6600GT Passive -(stock)- Zalman VF900-CU
Replies: 11
Views: 3243

why do you need a 6600GT in a file server? just replace it with a really old, passively cooled video card.... like a RAGE 128, or GeForce 3/4... The 6600GT isnt in the file server. its in my main comptuer, but before i set up my file server the 3 lard HDs in my main comptuer were louder than the fa...
by Fat_bloater_dave
Thu Aug 03, 2006 12:40 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Running Geforce 6600GT Passive -(stock)- Zalman VF900-CU
Replies: 11
Views: 3243

NVidia control panel says the core slowdown limit is at 145 degrees C, so you may have some legroom yet- just make sure it doesn't set fire to your cables, melt your case, etc. :shock: At that temperature the whole card will be radiating, and seriously affecting the temps inside the case, which wil...
by Fat_bloater_dave
Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:30 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Running Geforce 6600GT Passive -(stock)- Zalman VF900-CU
Replies: 11
Views: 3243

Sorry to give you bad news, but I beleive that 80C is above the max temp for that core. It will probably fail ... sooner or later. SG Yeh your probebly right never mind just a feavered dream of a madman... 80c is perfectly FINE. my GTX is a burner and with an nv silencer at 5v constant, temps reach...
by Fat_bloater_dave
Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:48 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Running Geforce 6600GT Passive -(stock)- Zalman VF900-CU
Replies: 11
Views: 3243

Running Geforce 6600GT Passive -(stock)- Zalman VF900-CU

Hey there I’ve been running with the stock cooler on my 6600GT for a while now because I have a few to many Has and so could hear it but now I’ve set up a File server so its easily the loudest thing in my computer. I’m just doing a little experiment with turning off the fan using Riva Tuner to...
by Fat_bloater_dave
Sun Jul 23, 2006 5:34 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AMD 3800+ x2 vs Thermalright XP-90
Replies: 3
Views: 2045

yes it is.
by Fat_bloater_dave
Fri Jun 02, 2006 7:45 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Rigging a HD to a Switch
Replies: 12
Views: 2416

Now I feel like I just can’t read, yes when you said drive I read drivers. I think part of the reason I got confused is because my Non OS drive doesn’t spin down either, I already have a 3.5" HD in my Computer as well has a 2.5" for the OS and I set my drives to spin down after 3m closed all my ...
by Fat_bloater_dave
Fri Jun 02, 2006 7:33 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Rigging a HD to a Switch
Replies: 12
Views: 2416

I guess by non OS drivers you mean download separate ones, but that doesn’t seem to be an option for my WD2000BB Drive. I don’t think any separate drivers exist.
by Fat_bloater_dave
Fri Jun 02, 2006 5:33 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Rigging a HD to a Switch
Replies: 12
Views: 2416

If you go to the Power Management settings in Windows you can have unused hard drives power up and down automatically as needed after a certain time (anything from 3 mins+). This any use? Feel like I'm missing something... :? because through all my years of useing comptuers, that has never worked. ...
by Fat_bloater_dave
Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:01 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Rigging a HD to a Switch
Replies: 12
Views: 2416

Tibors wrote:On top of that, your SATA controller (and your OS) needs to support hotplugging.
oh yeh, i cant beleave i didnt think of that, ok well i would have to turn off my comptuer to turn on the drive i guess.
by Fat_bloater_dave
Thu Jun 01, 2006 11:22 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Rigging a HD to a Switch
Replies: 12
Views: 2416

well the whole point was that i wanted to have the extra Speed and other than useing eSATA wich would also involve buying an eSATA card wich are mostly in PCIe form then good idea but not what i want.
by Fat_bloater_dave
Thu Jun 01, 2006 11:05 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Rigging a HD to a Switch
Replies: 12
Views: 2416

Rigging a HD to a Switch

I was wondering weather it would be bad for a HD to be switched off I have made up a switch for one of my Fans because I only need it to be on when I am playing games. Now I am about to make a server to put my storage HDs in but I don’t want to play my Games on network storage and I only have a 40...
by Fat_bloater_dave
Sat May 27, 2006 12:34 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive Geforce 7900GT (Aerocool VM-102, Scythe Ninja, P180)
Replies: 31
Views: 18925

Hey i was wondering how you installed your VM-102, ive got one now and im getting quite high temps even with active cooling, did you use quite alot of thermal paist on the groves in the bottom bit and the GPU block?
by Fat_bloater_dave
Sat May 27, 2006 4:59 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Power diffrence 6600GT - 7900GT?
Replies: 3
Views: 1302

thanx, now i can upgrade and hope for a verry small temp diffrence.
by Fat_bloater_dave
Fri May 26, 2006 6:47 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Power diffrence 6600GT - 7900GT?
Replies: 3
Views: 1302

Power diffrence 6600GT - 7900GT?

Does anyone know what the Diffrence in power consumption between the Geforce 6600GT and the 7900GT is?
by Fat_bloater_dave
Fri May 26, 2006 5:59 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New GPU cooler (I think)
Replies: 4
Views: 1505

Yeh that fan is tiny, i cant judge without useing it but i would say it doesnt look good.
by Fat_bloater_dave
Sun May 21, 2006 10:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What resolution are you running at?
Replies: 33
Views: 17484

Im running 1280x768 26" (HDTV) Which i sit about 3 1/2 feet from but it is a little annoying sometimes at such a low res.

Also a 17" LCD at 1280x1024 Mostly just used for iTunes, but also Photoshop tools when i do some Image work.
by Fat_bloater_dave
Fri May 19, 2006 4:50 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P180 with Asus N6600GT Silencer
Replies: 5
Views: 4780

thats a nice job, i like the implementation of the VGA cooler, i happen to be useing the same Fan for both GPU and CPU too.
by Fat_bloater_dave
Fri May 19, 2006 1:49 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Aerocool VM-102 My first impressions
Replies: 6
Views: 2012

id say it depends on what Card and what CPU you have, but i would guess that it would be fine, but you know the best way is to try.
by Fat_bloater_dave
Thu May 18, 2006 5:21 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Aerocool VM-102 My first impressions
Replies: 6
Views: 2012

Yes between the bottom of the XP120 and the VM-102 there is enough room for a Fan and about 5mm clearance above and there could be more because you can bend the heatpipes a bit.
by Fat_bloater_dave
Wed May 17, 2006 1:03 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What's the Scythe Ninja of VGA coolers? Does it exist?
Replies: 14
Views: 5154

The Aerocool VM-102 is pretty large for a GPU Heatsink.
by Fat_bloater_dave
Wed May 17, 2006 1:01 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Aerocool VM-102 My first impressions
Replies: 6
Views: 2012

Aerocool VM-102 My first impressions

Well first off i not very happy with this particular one. The way this works is the heatpipes of the top bit are sandwiched between the bock on the GPU and the bottom Plate/heatsink but the channels on the bottom plate are slightly farther apart than those on the GPU Block so the heatpipes are pulle...
by Fat_bloater_dave
Wed May 17, 2006 5:25 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best way of Loading GPU
Replies: 9
Views: 2130

Thanx for all the sugestions i used RTHDRIBL and set it in such a way it was running at 13fps which i guess is good enough and i tested the stock cooler, well my Aerocool VM-102 Came today so time to install it and test that :D
by Fat_bloater_dave
Tue May 16, 2006 8:31 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best way of Loading GPU
Replies: 9
Views: 2130

cool thanx.
by Fat_bloater_dave
Tue May 16, 2006 7:31 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best way of Loading GPU
Replies: 9
Views: 2130

Best way of Loading GPU

What is the best way to load my GPU (for testing purposes) Would it be 3D Mark or is there a program designed for it like CPU Burn for CPUs.