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by diver
Tue May 09, 2006 2:56 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7600GT, 7900GT and RivaTuner
Replies: 28
Views: 10829

mattthemuppet wrote:are there any VID options in there, once the card is recognised?
Please explain. However, I would be very careful as you are telling the program the card is a 6800 or a 7800 or something and it might make a mistake.
by diver
Tue May 09, 2006 1:32 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7600GT, 7900GT and RivaTuner
Replies: 28
Views: 10829

PS,

Yoou may find that the code 43 works better for a 7600GT.
by diver
Tue May 09, 2006 12:48 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7600GT, 7900GT and RivaTuner
Replies: 28
Views: 10829

7600GT, 7900GT and RivaTuner

I saw this trick over in the Guru3d forums. To get RivaTuner 15.8 to work with the 7600GT and 7900GT navigate to Power User, System, ForceVGADeviceID and enter 92. That is the code for a 7800GTX. RivaTuner will exit. Restart and it recognized my XFX 7600GT as NV4B(A2,12x1,5vp) with 256mb DDR2. Not e...
by diver
Mon May 08, 2006 4:05 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Heatpipe cooler: Evercool Turbo2 VC-RHC
Replies: 6
Views: 2619

Another review:

http://www.sgoverclockers.com/modules.p ... tent&id=49

This time the VF700 is the winner.
by diver
Sun May 07, 2006 6:29 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Heatpipe cooler: Evercool Turbo2 VC-RHC
Replies: 6
Views: 2619

BrianE: Thanks for the heads up on this topic. I have to put this one in the insufficient information category. It might be good, I just can't tell. ATM I am considering the VF900 as the main suspect for cooling a 7600GT. The mounting system is excellent and it is easy to install. I may also try slo...
by diver
Thu May 04, 2006 10:10 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ZM80D-HP Bites the Dust
Replies: 17
Views: 4706

ZM80D-HP Bites the Dust

It would seem odd that a passive cooler could go bad, but that is what has happened. The mounting of the ZM80D depends on two thin strips of spring steel bolted with very small screws to an aluminum block that sits on the GPU. There is no way that the assembly is stable. It tends to rock on an axis ...
by diver
Thu May 04, 2006 6:37 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Pentium D840 Cooling
Replies: 15
Views: 4001

It is very hard to build a quiet PC in a SFF case like the X-Qpack. If you want quiet, do yourself a favor and use one of the cases that are popular around here. Just check the General Gallery or the Recommended list.
by diver
Wed May 03, 2006 3:26 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Athlon X2 3800 Idling at 14 C?!?
Replies: 12
Views: 3693

Try Speedfan (free) or Everest (pay).

14C, I wish. It is hot around here.
by diver
Tue May 02, 2006 8:21 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Pentium D840 Cooling
Replies: 15
Views: 4001

AC Freezer 7 pro might work.
by diver
Tue May 02, 2006 6:11 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My modded eMachines computer
Replies: 6
Views: 6143

Actually, this place needs more chatter about how to quiet down garden variety PC's. Relatively few folks are willing to take the trouble to build from the ground up, but most would like to have a quiet PC.
by diver
Tue May 02, 2006 4:32 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I need help buying a Socket 939 CPU Cooler
Replies: 6
Views: 2804

Go ducted Ninja. Works like a charm.

The 9500 has a nasty fan that is hard to replace.
by diver
Tue May 02, 2006 4:21 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Yet Another Ducted Ninja, Overclocked
Replies: 9
Views: 4107

The tweak goes on... After devising some new and more difficult stability tests (2X prime 95, mixed, 790 mb each, plus muxing a DVD and viewing an Xvid video all at once) I discovered that the system's virtual memory settings were borked. After fixing that I arrived at a new OC cocktail. 257X10, 257...
by diver
Sun Apr 30, 2006 11:03 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Yet Another Ducted Ninja, Overclocked
Replies: 9
Views: 4107

Iaasic: You must be drinking some high quality coffee this Sunday AM. I removed another 2 PCI slot covers. Now two are open on each side of the VGA card. CPU temp looks to be down about 2C. Its hard to tell as it jumps around a bit more now. CPU seems to be around 46 (occasional brief spikes to 47C)...
by diver
Sun Apr 30, 2006 10:20 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Yet Another Ducted Ninja, Overclocked
Replies: 9
Views: 4107

Isaac: You are right, you don't know until you try. Perhaps, after I finish this folding run. Two of the seven pci slots are uncovered. One has the VGA card. It would not hurt to pull another one right now. I see what you are saying. Push-pull overcomes impedance. Therefore, the impedance is from th...
by diver
Sun Apr 30, 2006 9:12 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My cheapo quiet file server
Replies: 13
Views: 9013

I love it. $40 PC, Linux, unique foam fan mount, the whole thing.
by diver
Sun Apr 30, 2006 8:48 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Yet Another Ducted Ninja, Overclocked
Replies: 9
Views: 4107

Thanks Isaac Perhaps I could get away with one fan on the CPU if it was running @ 2000 Mhz. No way @ 2599 Mhz. I estimate the CPU uses 108 watts. Someone tried to go with a single fan and said it had to run 1100 rpm to do the work of two fans @ 700. I tried running the exhaust @ 600 rpm and the Ninj...
by diver
Sun Apr 30, 2006 7:21 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Yet Another Ducted Ninja, Overclocked
Replies: 9
Views: 4107

Yet Another Ducted Ninja, Overclocked

http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/7977/syst6402ps.jpg [/img] This marks my first use of an image hosting service... The system consists of: Antec SLK2650-BQE: As of now the stock exhaust fan is wired for 5 volts. It is rated @ 1600 rpm/12v so I estimate its speed to be 720 rpm. I am considering re...
by diver
Sat Apr 29, 2006 9:43 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: The Absolute Ultimate Air-Cooling Technique.
Replies: 30
Views: 11034

The in ultimate air cooling is easy.

245

Two windows open, 45 MPH.

How long is your extension cord? :lol:
by diver
Fri Apr 28, 2006 3:16 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Semi-passive: anyone just disabling/replacing vid card fans?
Replies: 8
Views: 3781

I don't know if it will work with your particular card, but you could try to slow the fan down with Riva Tuner. That way it would only ramp up when playing games. Or, you could try to place a resistor on the fan. About 100 ohms will probably be enough, but YMMV. Neither of these techniques will comp...
by diver
Thu Apr 27, 2006 6:16 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Dual Core AMD Quiet P180 rig
Replies: 15
Views: 8922

Mike_P wrote:install Riva Tuner and knock the fan to 50% in 2d mode ;) BIG difference!!
Last time I checked Riva Tuner did not support the 7900/7600 series. Has this changed? (download link pls)
by diver
Mon Apr 24, 2006 1:49 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet DIY OC'd Pentium D 830 System
Replies: 95
Views: 58445

Thanks for he credits, Chris. I have discovered the ultimate computer quieting technique. Its even more effective than placing the machine in another room. I am using my notebook poolside in Mexico. there is so much noise around here there is no way to hear a computer, or even myself think for that ...
by diver
Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:48 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Work in Progress
Replies: 26
Views: 5889

I thought I would update this thread: The Zalman has been replaced by a Ninja Plus. There is a cardboard duct to the exhaust fan, the CAG has been closed of and most openings into the case are open to let air in. The stock Antec fan remains @ 5v, estimated speed is 740 rpm. Stock Ninja Plus fan (Add...
by diver
Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:32 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: s939 heatsinks and backplates
Replies: 5
Views: 2187

Get the XP-90. It will outperform the Zalman 7000 and make less noise at the same time. Try the stock backplate. If the mount for the cooler attaches flush and everything looks good, go with it. Note that some backplates can slide out of position when the screws are removed. It is also possible to c...
by diver
Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:22 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7600GS - What temperatures are the Passive Versions Getting?
Replies: 3
Views: 1738

I don't know about the GS, but I can tell you my 7600GT maxes out at 71C with its passive Zalman ZM80D-HP. That is in a warm, 28C, room with one instance of the HDRIBL demo running and one instance of Prime95 to keep the other core busy. So, if it is heat you are concerned about, and the cooling mus...
by diver
Mon Apr 17, 2006 6:49 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Looking for a quiet Heatsink in a tight case.
Replies: 8
Views: 2597

XP-90c looks good to me. The Zalmans have nasty fans. Some folks mod them, but it is easier to just do something else.
by diver
Mon Apr 17, 2006 2:04 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Stay away from the Seagate 7200.9 160GB model!Very Loud!
Replies: 18
Views: 11001

Hmm, must be the IDE models only. I got myself a Seagte 7200.9 160GB SATA drive and it is the quietest drive I have ever (not) heard! I have two of them, suspended. Very quiet & great performance in RAID 0. Prior to suspending the drives there was a vibration problem. $2 for Stretch Magic cured tha...
by diver
Sun Apr 16, 2006 9:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: want a quiet PC for playing music
Replies: 23
Views: 5551

The new 500G Seagate is known to be noisy. From what I have noticed the 500G drives are a bit pricey per Gigabyte. 300's seem about the cheapest. You appear to have your heart set on using Flac, no doubt because it is lossless. With a lossy format (MP3, Musepac, Vorbis, AAC) you can easily cut your ...
by diver
Sun Apr 16, 2006 9:35 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is there any way a WD Raptor 150 can be silent?
Replies: 21
Views: 8699

You could turn it off. :D
by diver
Fri Apr 14, 2006 9:26 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What is the safe material to build CPU duct/shroud ?
Replies: 11
Views: 3056

Titanium.

But if you happen to be out of Ti, cardboard is nearly free and easy to work with.
by diver
Fri Apr 14, 2006 10:21 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Replacing AC nvSilencer5 rev3
Replies: 8
Views: 4053

Because the Passive units are hung on both sides of the VGA card, most of them will not work in SLI. Probably a couple of Zalman 700's or 900's will be the best bet.