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by Vibrator
Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's 2010 CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 123
Views: 39518

Interesting.

Wouldn't it be better to use a thermal paste that is accessible to consumers though? These reviews are mostly read by consumers, after all.

Something like OCZ Freeze or MX-3?
by Vibrator
Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: PowerColor Radeon HD 5850: Worth the Wait
Replies: 50
Views: 18353

It seems ironic (if not moronic ) that ATI is boasting about Eyefinity and multi-monitor gaming yet their cards work like arse when using more than one monitor because the lazy (or just stupid) engineers/driver developers/whoever over at ATI didn't do a proper job therefore the card's idle clocks o...
by Vibrator
Sat Dec 05, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gigabyte MA785GPMT-UD2H 785G Motherboard
Replies: 16
Views: 9547

In response to this page

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1003-page5.html

My Gigabyte GA-MA78G-DS3H does this to my Athlon 64 X2 5000+ too.
It seems this is not a board specific issue.
by Vibrator
Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:27 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: ZEROtherm Nirvana CPU Cooler
Replies: 64
Views: 20450

Re: ZEROtherm Nirvana CPU Cooler

It is the heat generated by the CPU that matters in evaluating the cooler. Very true! Unfortunately the heat isn't enough for a perfect comparison if the size and shape of the IHS of the CPU used for testing differs from the IHS on my intended setup. The typical socket 775 CPU has an IHS that's con...
by Vibrator
Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua Introduces NF-P14 140 mm Premium Fan
Replies: 5
Views: 2086

Parappaman wrote:Pricey... at the cost of one of these, you can buy three Kaze Maru! :lol:
Which has an inferior bearing
by Vibrator
Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: PWM question
Replies: 2
Views: 1040

PWM question

What will happen if I plug a 3-pin fan into my CPU-fan header, which is 4-pin?

Will the 3-pin run full speed?
by Vibrator
Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Gelid fans
Replies: 0
Views: 866

Gelid fans

How are the Gelid Silent 12's?
by Vibrator
Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic shows X-Series, modular, 80 Plus Gold @ Computex
Replies: 172
Views: 65198

I wouldn't put "bigger heatsink needed" as a con.

JonnyGuru and a couple other review sites tested the Seasonic X series PSU's before and the exhaust temps were quite nice. Seasonic knew what they were doing.

It seems the higher efficiency means less heat produced.
by Vibrator
Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What is the most powerful CPU you can cool passively??
Replies: 28
Views: 5870

I'm sure a Scythe Orochi can cool something like a Q9550s passively
It's huge though
by Vibrator
Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:15 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AC Freezer pro 7 thermal paste vs thermalright CF2?
Replies: 5
Views: 1508

The stuff on the freezer is MX-2

Great stuff.
by Vibrator
Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: i7 975 extreme and Nexus fan
Replies: 6
Views: 1500

Get something other than stock
by Vibrator
Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: [Gigabyte GA-GC230D] Using Intel 945GC chipset fanless?
Replies: 3
Views: 1228

replace it with something bigger

Can you fit something like a Noctua NC-U6 or Thermalright HR-05 in your case?
by Vibrator
Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 45w AM3 Sempron 140 can unlock to a 2.7Ghz dual-core, $40
Replies: 6
Views: 3933

and unlocking can cause instability and can be done only with certain south bridges... Not really worth of it IMHO... Just because it can doesn't always mean it will In some cases when the unlocking is unstable, a minor voltage boost would correct that too If all else fails, it's still a very cheap...
by Vibrator
Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:51 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: DIAMOND-based heat transfer compound
Replies: 48
Views: 34915

I can attest to IC7's effectiveness


Unfortunately, I don't use it anymore because it's too thick, and gets hard after a while.
by Vibrator
Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Fanless zalman cnps 7000?
Replies: 6
Views: 5124

^ Doesn't that impair the airflow for the PSU?
by Vibrator
Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Why is ATX STILL Alive?
Replies: 57
Views: 32546

Why is ATX alive? Because people are resistant to change. <sarcasm> But no, that can't make any sense. :roll: Instead, let's keep GPUs on cards. Then, the cooling system can't be very heavy. (Everyone knows lighter and smaller heatsinks perform better) AND because the cards are right next to your ot...
by Vibrator
Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Sunbeam CCF
Replies: 6
Views: 1926

Bonk
by Vibrator
Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:52 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Very best Top Down Cooler?
Replies: 26
Views: 4715

I believe the Thermalright AXP-140 paired with a good fan would be the best

The Noctua NH-C12P is also a very high quality and good performing cooler
by Vibrator
Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermal compound comparison?
Replies: 6
Views: 2222

OCZ freeze has been proven multiple times to be better than Arctic Silver 5
by Vibrator
Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooling for AMD
Replies: 8
Views: 2329

spookmineer wrote:Thermalright has an "S-clip" for HR-01, Ultra-90, Ultra-120, SI-97A, and SI-128, which makes it possible to turn these heatsinks 90 degrees.
The S-Clip isn't too suitable for the Ultra-120. It's a little flimsy for that.
by Vibrator
Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:08 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD's 785G Chipset Boards: 780G Evolved
Replies: 69
Views: 37428

Cool

The MSI board is interesting
by Vibrator
Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Top-Down Coolers: Kabuto vs. Zipang 2
Replies: 18
Views: 7782

whiic -- You could call it arbitrary or unfounded, but we have our reasons. Lots of PR folks believe there's no such thing as bad PR. facts -- 1) Orochi weighs 1.285 kg or 2.84 lb w/ fan -- that's a far cry from any HSF we've tested. Almost anything ~1kg has a proper bolt-through mounting system. 3...
by Vibrator
Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:05 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Top-Down Coolers: Kabuto vs. Zipang 2
Replies: 18
Views: 7782

How come you didn't test the Zipang 2 with the stock Nexus fan?

The fan clips work with 120mm fans too you know.
by Vibrator
Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Sunbeam CCF
Replies: 6
Views: 1926

Bump?
by Vibrator
Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:04 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Sunbeam CCF
Replies: 6
Views: 1926

Sunbeam CCF

How quiet is the stock fan that comes with it?

How well does it perform with quiet fans?
by Vibrator
Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Mugen-2 CPU Cooler
Replies: 64
Views: 23844

Hi, I think all but the hottest CPU's will be fine with one fan or a duct to the rear exhaust (and to the PSU?), and for those that need it a duct and a fan pushing into the heatsink. Two fans with a duct to the rear exhaust fan (3 fans) would be overkill. Given how fat (100mm depth) the the Mugen ...
by Vibrator
Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Prolima Megahalems: A Mega Nehalem Cooler
Replies: 59
Views: 32166

Here........... the TRUE with a 1000 rpm fan is better than a Megahalems with a 1200 rpm fan... and look at the TRUE with a 1300 rpm fan... from this review it seems like the TRUE is much better than the Megahalems with "low" (1000-1300 rpm) speed fans. The chart you cite is with each heatsink usin...
by Vibrator
Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Mugen-2 CPU Cooler
Replies: 64
Views: 23844

Re: Slight error

Positive points to Xigmatek for its lower weight and price-to-performance ratio but negative for its lazy oversight (like most heatsink makers) and disregard for AMD users needing to rotate the heatsink for front-to-back airflow. How many times has this point come up in the forums? When will they l...
by Vibrator
Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Mugen-2 CPU Cooler
Replies: 64
Views: 23844

Re: Slight error

Positive points to Xigmatek for its lower weight and price-to-performance ratio but negative for its lazy oversight (like most heatsink makers) and disregard for AMD users needing to rotate the heatsink for front-to-back airflow. How many times has this point come up in the forums? When will they l...
by Vibrator
Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: A midlevel audio card mainly for gaming
Replies: 9
Views: 3778

Look for a Soundblaster XtremeMusic