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by themaster1
Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: PWM fans aren't slowing down
Replies: 4
Views: 1439

1900 rpm lol Mine can go up to 1200 and i consider that speed VERY noisy. Anyway, regarding your problem did you go into the bios and checked the option "Smart fan" ? You might wanna try to disable it, reboot and enable it again; I know on my mobo from time to time the same problem happens and that'...
by themaster1
Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:48 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F3 1TB whine?
Replies: 14
Views: 4594

1TB that's something consequent. My sumsung is 200 gb, no whining (i have another 250gb no whining). On the contrary i have 2 x 500gb Seagate they do whine a little.
You might try to disable the option "allow indexing" on this drive (right click + properties)
by themaster1
Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Can anyone here comment on Western Digital's AV series?
Replies: 1
Views: 1040

I have a 500 gb external WD drive, it's quiet compared to the other 500gb external from Seagate. Compared to a ssd i'm guessing it's not that quiet. In any case, i would recommand you this brand , yes.This or a Samsung. Now if you want a traditional drive and real quiet you have to look at the specs...
by themaster1
Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: looking for a silent Blu-Ray ROM
Replies: 5
Views: 2456

Nero drive speed does the work well enough for me, except for cds, oddly, for dvds & bds it's perfect.

I don't think there are many good new bd players nowadays without high speeds capabilities you might look out for the first players commercialised, just a thought.
by themaster1
Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Wondering about Noise absorbtion kits' smell...
Replies: 7
Views: 1757

Speaking of noise absorbtion kit, i think this one don't smell plus it's got a sound barrier so more efficient, supposedly.I'll buy some soon to see.

Personally i bought an Akasa kit, it did smell a little at first but now it's almost disapeared.
by themaster1
Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Suitable fans for bottom intake?
Replies: 11
Views: 3231

Nope that's not what i think at all but more along the line: more amps = more noise
by themaster1
Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Suitable fans for bottom intake?
Replies: 11
Views: 3231

0.41 A for the slipstream !? Are they even serious to recommend such a fan ? For a gaming, ultra performing system maybe but for a random computer i doubt it, let alone a htpc. I just changed my psu fan today cause i found it noisy and i made some tests, it indeed was noisy, not only whining but al...
by themaster1
Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:59 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Sleepy fan and hell-hot fan controller
Replies: 2
Views: 1191

You need a better fan it seems. For the heat i guess the position don't help, close to the graphic card.Perhaps you should avoid it and control your fan with a software (speed fan or cpuid HW Monitor Pro), connect the fan to your motherboard (must be 3 pins). If you got 2 or 3 fans you should invest...
by themaster1
Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:31 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Asking too much from an air cooled setup?
Replies: 13
Views: 2694

When i think of "whinning noise" i think of a PSU fan. My previous psu made such a noise but since i changed it , it's much better. What you can and should do is test your PSU by connecting the green wire to the black wire with a paper clip.Connect a hhd or another fan to your psu in order to have a...
by themaster1
Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: T-Balancer
Replies: 29
Views: 6430

The concept is flawed because one single pwm header rely on one single digital probe, in other words if you connect say your cpu/gpu fans on the same header it makes no sense.The mobo will automatically raise up the speed of both fans even though the gpu, most likely, might not need such a speed inc...
by themaster1
Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:41 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: T-Balancer
Replies: 29
Views: 6430

You got my attention here. So you're saying one can manage to use the 4th pin (control), the which control a fan speed via the PWM method (extreme versality of the voltage variation "fully on <> fully off")

I wonder how that works on the software side.Care to explain more ?
by themaster1
Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:12 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: T-Balancer
Replies: 29
Views: 6430

6 fans on a single pwm header? Is it even posssible with two ?
by themaster1
Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: T-Balancer
Replies: 29
Views: 6430

I have the NZXT sentry2, i use it with non pwm fans.It don't support pwm fans since it only have 2 pins on each of the 5 outputs (or molex adaptator). The NZXT's minimum fan speed control (like most fan controllers i believe) is 40%. 40% of what you may ask (I asked myself too).Answer is: 40% of the...
by themaster1
Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:10 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: L.N.A/U.L.N.A cable: where can i buy some ?
Replies: 9
Views: 7379

Heat? Lol, what 1 microwatt? (or + 0.1 °C should i say) Give me a break What i can say though is i can hear the difference between a full spining fan & a fan spining at half its speed...food for thought. Not to mention the 5V trick is not reliable as pointed out.The last thing i want is a fan not s...
by themaster1
Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: L.N.A/U.L.N.A cable: where can i buy some ?
Replies: 9
Views: 7379

Here is some feedback to my Ultra Low Noise cable quest: I received them today, (ordered 7-10 days ago on dealextreme.com) 2 sets of 5 cables ( total : 10 cables ) in other words i have plenty of them in reserve for the future. Price: 4.34 USD ( free shipping ) sent to france indeed where i reside. ...
by themaster1
Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Bozar & Thrash's Hidden HTPC
Replies: 12
Views: 5292

Looks...special but cost nothing i guess which is alwaysa good point.
What worries me is the foam, is it non flammable ?
by themaster1
Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Optical Drive noise
Replies: 4
Views: 4736

Yep slowing the drive speed down via a software is the solution. If you have XP use Nero Drive Speed. For Vista/ 7 i don't know.
by themaster1
Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Via C7 - passive cooling feasible?
Replies: 12
Views: 2305

50°C , i don't think so, well if you don't want your hdd to last it's ok i suppose otherwise it's more about 30°C.

To know the CPU t° you have softwares for that: Everest and Cpuid HWMonitor pro
by themaster1
Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Question: Damperners, Vibration insulators
Replies: 6
Views: 4395

I wanna know if someone here tried the foam designed by Cooltek. It's a german brand/ site it seems and the thickness of their foam seems interesting to me: 14mm (compared to 4/6 mm for "crap mate") See here The design also seems more "appealing", not your typical "crap mate" if you ask me such as A...
by themaster1
Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: MINEBEA 120mm PWM
Replies: 2
Views: 1056

0.7A LOL THAT'S A MINI HELICOPTER HERE
by themaster1
Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: CPU fan stuck on full throttle at power-up
Replies: 6
Views: 1127

Yep the obvious is the Bios settings here. Disable / re enable "smart-fan" in my case. Then there is the Vbat (bios battery) to consider, generally it last several years but you never know. Mine gets old (4 y.o.) it only deliver about 1.98V (should be 3V) at the moment, the pc still boot up / store ...
by themaster1
Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fander fans
Replies: 2
Views: 812

Le traducteur google t'en a jamais entendu parler ? Ça serait bien que tu mettes un lien pour qu'on sache de quelle "bête" (ventilo) tu parles.
by themaster1
Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How to quiet a Silverstone SG05 PSU?
Replies: 12
Views: 4936

Your best option imo would be to use a large, quiet fan (140mm and maybe 1200 rpm maximum) and control it via a rheobus this way you're set up. A ULNA cable for the psu fan is a no-go imo because if somehow the fan need to spin at 100% it'll not be allowed and the psu will probably fry. Just a thoug...
by themaster1
Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:31 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Stop PWM noise with speedfan
Replies: 7
Views: 7957

Dxun wrote:My chip (IT8718F) supports only three PWM modes
CPUID HWMonitor works with this chip, i have the same or close (ITE IT87)
by themaster1
Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Stop PWM noise with speedfan
Replies: 7
Views: 7957

Nope i can't find that, i'll stick to my fan controller
by themaster1
Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Stop PWM noise with speedfan
Replies: 7
Views: 7957

I can't find the option: (Fan) PWM Base Freq.
I use the version 4.40

I have several options: PWM 1 mode, etc, PWMOUT clock, Reverse PWM logic stuff like that..
by themaster1
Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Lian-Li PC-B10
Replies: 5
Views: 3009

Yep there is foam on both panels (i have added a layer on each) so it's a bit difficult to have all the cables behind the mobo, not impossible i guess if i drill (especially for the atx 12v). The Problem with routing the cables as neatly as possible is once it's done it's a nightmare to remove one. ...
by themaster1
Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Lian-Li PC-B10
Replies: 5
Views: 3009

Well the one at the rear is controlled by the Fan controller and is undervolted with a ULNA cable its speed should be around 500 rpm since i always run it at 40% speed which is the minimum. The one in front of the hdd's is undervolted with a Lna cable too and controlled by the mobo : speed 700 rpm a...
by themaster1
Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:10 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Lian-Li PC-B10
Replies: 5
Views: 3009

My Lian-Li PC-B10

A Couple of pics my dear geeks 8) http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/2759/ssa40148.th.jpg http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/9338/ssa40142.th.jpg http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/3219/ssa40143.th.jpg http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/1938/ssa40141.th.jpg http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/8370/ssa4...
by themaster1
Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quitest 12-14cm fans at ultra-low voltage
Replies: 9
Views: 2588

Interesting, what kind of bearings has this the fractal fan?