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by pony-tail
Tue Mar 14, 2006 6:25 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: A8N-SLI Premium - A64 dual core fully loaded = Dramas !
Replies: 15
Views: 3472

Selling the cards might be the soloution - on average SLI seems to give 10 - 20 %boost in Games. But does give about a 50% improvement in benchmarks .(like people play benchmarks all day) From what I have been reading these PSUs (ATX 2.0 ) are designed to an Intel Spec. that did not include SLI - an...
by pony-tail
Tue Mar 14, 2006 2:06 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: A8N-SLI Premium - A64 dual core fully loaded = Dramas !
Replies: 15
Views: 3472

The sonata has been vent modded and the filter removed. I have 4 of these sonatas and once the front bezel is modded and the filter removed they don't run that hot at all. P180 I will not place my opinion of it here - I would get flamed off the forum. But I still have my old 3700 AMB - the Sonatas d...
by pony-tail
Tue Mar 14, 2006 3:07 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: A8N-SLI Premium - A64 dual core fully loaded = Dramas !
Replies: 15
Views: 3472

I looked up the specs on the fan from it's numbers. Fan is ADDA - AD0812UB-A71GL ADDAs pdf says 0.45 amps/5.4watts/3900 rpm/50cfm/41dba/ball bearing Panaflo m =0.124amps/1.49watts/2450rpm/32cfm/28db Panaflo h =0.173amps/2.08watts/2950rpm/40cfm/32db If I was to use a Panaflo h :( It would drop my max...
by pony-tail
Mon Mar 13, 2006 9:41 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: A8N-SLI Premium - A64 dual core fully loaded = Dramas !
Replies: 15
Views: 3472

I just checked out that site - and followed links to some other sites. a/ It appears to be common but not universal b/ it is not restricted to the Asus boards c/ it seems only to afflict the SLI versions of the boards. So it looks like it is an issue with the Nforce 4 sli chipset more than just a ma...
by pony-tail
Mon Mar 13, 2006 9:14 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: A8N-SLI Premium - A64 dual core fully loaded = Dramas !
Replies: 15
Views: 3472

Thanks frank - I will have a look at the other forum. I think it is the video cards heating every thing up , but the PSU does spin up after playing games then drops down again 5 to 10 mins later - it is more the nature of the noise than the actual loudness and the two video card fans seem to interac...
by pony-tail
Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:24 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: A8N-SLI Premium - A64 dual core fully loaded = Dramas !
Replies: 15
Views: 3472

Quote MikeC There may be something about many newish boards that doesn't play nice with true ATX12V v2.xx spec'd PSUs, of which the Seasonic S12 is one. I heard recently that in order to allow backward compatibility with older spec PSUs (???), some boards delay powering up the 12V line for a brief p...
by pony-tail
Mon Mar 13, 2006 7:52 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: A8N-SLI Premium - A64 dual core fully loaded = Dramas !
Replies: 15
Views: 3472

Personally i'd suggest you replace the psu altogether. A seasonic s12 500w Seasonic is one of the first 3 I had problems with along with 2 Antecs . Admittedly the Phantom500 was a bad idea in this machine (it does work exceptionally well on my old Asus P4C800-e system though) and a HE which is onmy...
by pony-tail
Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1675912

A screaming Silverstone ST65ZF power supply - With this thing running thats about all you can
hear :twisted:
by pony-tail
Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:30 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12-500 dead...again!
Replies: 12
Views: 4711

These PSUs (although the 240 v version) would not play nice with my A8N-SLI premium.
In fact the only one I have found that works with my board is a Silverstone that most SPCR
readers would shudder at .
But I would check your psu on another system , it could be just compatability issues.
by pony-tail
Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:21 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: A8N-SLI Premium - A64 dual core fully loaded = Dramas !
Replies: 15
Views: 3472

A8N-SLI Premium - A64 dual core fully loaded = Dramas !

After completing my build of an A8N-sli premium system I wound up with a nightmare trying to find a PSU that would actually work stably . In the end (to cut things short ) I wound up going to a shop that I frequent and just plain trying different PSUs. The only PSU I have to date found that works is...
by pony-tail
Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:22 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What is the best Socket A cooler right now?
Replies: 15
Views: 4954

Sonic tower is ok if you have the mobo holes else wise I would use a TR Si97,
Theres a fair chance on a CPU that is not overclocked and have fair case flow
you could run passive if you have a 120mm rear fan.
My athlon has no holes so I run the Si 97 -never a problem.
by pony-tail
Tue Feb 28, 2006 2:30 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best silent AGP card for Linux?
Replies: 6
Views: 2454

I was running an fx 5600 with a zalman hp cooler fully passive - no problems. newer faster cards are harder to cool but it can be done. It depends on how quiet "quiet" is to you and how much time effort and money that "quiet" is worth to you. There are as many soloutions as there are consumers. I am...
by pony-tail
Mon Feb 27, 2006 10:25 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive cooling for my GeForce 5600
Replies: 11
Views: 3606

I have used a Leadtek fx5600 vivo with a Zalman ZM-80d hp with no issues (even through a couple of Aussie summers) these cards do not produce a great deal of heat (compared to the likes of a Radeon 9800xt or a 6800 ultra or their ilk) The one I was using on my linux box worked passively in an Antec ...
by pony-tail
Sat Feb 25, 2006 2:16 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Arctic Cooling users: have you also experienced buzzing?
Replies: 5
Views: 2036

I have an ATI -3 cooler on a Radeon 9800XT and after a year the fan is starting to rattle badly but it have never had the clicking that others have had . I am actually thinking of puttin a Zalman 80d - hp on to replace it but I am unsure if the the ram would remain cool enough . card is a Sapphire 9...
by pony-tail
Fri Dec 16, 2005 1:06 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: My latest batch of 80mm Panaflo fans - Not Good
Replies: 19
Views: 5298

I have not been online much lately - but I went to purchase some fans from
"PC Case Gear" in Au and to my surprise According to them Panaflo fans are now made by NMB !
Has anybody heard anything about this ?
LINK :- http://www.pccasegear.com/category33_1.htm
by pony-tail
Fri Nov 11, 2005 6:54 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU cooler for Soltek EQ-3401M
Replies: 1
Views: 921

Problem solved I used a Zalman 7000A alcu.
now to sort out the PSU fan - which ramps up and down continuously
from dead quiet to all out screem and back again - I think a constant drone would be easier to live with !
by pony-tail
Sat Nov 05, 2005 5:31 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passively cooled gaming vidcards from Asus
Replies: 32
Views: 18217

Ok but how do you do an SLI installation with these ?
by pony-tail
Thu Nov 03, 2005 7:22 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Yonah (Dual Dothan) worth waiting for?
Replies: 26
Views: 6624

Too late !
I have already changed over to an athlon X2 3800+
And I do not see myself going back to a new Intel
anytime soon - but if they do not screw it up this
time it looks to be a VERY good idea -time will tell
by pony-tail
Wed Nov 02, 2005 7:39 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU cooler for Soltek EQ-3401M
Replies: 1
Views: 921

CPU cooler for Soltek EQ-3401M

I have just bought a Soltek EQ-3401M - Qbic SFF barebones (cheap) and I am looking for a cooler that is not much bigger than a stock Intel cooler - but is quiet but can still cool a P4 Northwood 3.2ghz cpu (currently I am using a Swiftek but with a panaflo L1 at 12v) I get load temps at 67deg C and ...
by pony-tail
Fri Oct 21, 2005 8:33 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NeoHE "High-Efficiency"
Replies: 606
Views: 419355

This looks to be the PSU I have been waiting for for my AMD64 system !
by pony-tail
Mon Oct 10, 2005 5:46 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Nexus 120mm onto Zalman 7700AlCu
Replies: 4
Views: 1694

I have used Automotive Silastic (a silicin glue) to glue a fan on the metal piece that the original fan screws to and after about 8 months I have had no problems - but this was on a 7000 not a 7700 - although I believe the mounting to be the same . silicon adhesives are a bit softer than epoxy so th...
by pony-tail
Wed Sep 28, 2005 9:28 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Phantom 500 and Asus A8N-SLI Premium
Replies: 0
Views: 889

Antec Phantom 500 and Asus A8N-SLI Premium

I am finally getting to build my new system - It comprises of :- Asus A8N-sli Premium Mobo 3800 X2 CPU 4 gig DDR 400 (cas 3) 2 x WD Raptor HDD DVD drive DVD Rewriter 1 x GF 7800 (1 more to come soon) Antec Sonata (original case already bezel modded etc.) Now for the big Question - Does anybody on th...
by pony-tail
Mon Sep 26, 2005 10:46 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New video card causes motherboard temp rise
Replies: 4
Views: 1945

It could also be that your new card has it's cooler close to the sensor on the mobo causing it to heat up and therfore showing a higher temp even though the rest of the system is not getting a great deal warmer
by pony-tail
Wed Sep 21, 2005 2:57 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Socket A Heatsink: Need a quiet one DESPERATELY!!
Replies: 24
Views: 8999

IMHO - go with the SI-97 - the only Athlon XP cooler I have had that out performs it by any margin is an Aerocool DP102 - at the expense of noise . And the SI-97 has no compatability problems that I know of . Just a note the DP102 is now serving on a 3.4gig PressHot and cooling it well but not Silen...
by pony-tail
Wed Sep 21, 2005 2:39 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: NEW Thermalright TOWER CPU HS, the HR-01
Replies: 32
Views: 8290

Looks like I may have found a suitable replacement for my TT Sonic Tower - if it does actually work any better. Time will tell !
by pony-tail
Thu Sep 15, 2005 2:53 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best solution for an Antec Soho?
Replies: 10
Views: 2955

You could always recycle it and let them make it into a new Nissan :twisted:
by pony-tail
Thu Sep 15, 2005 2:41 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Thermaltake Tai Chi super case?
Replies: 12
Views: 4943

I have used a few TT products primarily due to availability in Au - but although they can mostly be made to work well (usually) they rarely work out of the box and their performance claims are usually a bit suspect to say the least (close to B.S IHMO) - For me $300+ U.S plus shipping would be way to...
by pony-tail
Wed Sep 14, 2005 1:27 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Advice needed choosing silent CPU cooler
Replies: 4
Views: 1810

I have a Sonic tower it is about as heavy and much taller - it went on ok , it worked ok . it is dead silent . It has been on for a few months and zero probs - So If you are not moving the case around much - I would no forsee any problem. Especially since the two coolers use very similar mounting sy...
by pony-tail
Wed Sep 14, 2005 1:18 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CNPS7000B [VS] XP-90
Replies: 6
Views: 2074

That would depend on what CPU , what case , and what intended use . The Zalman cannot keep my 3.2 Northy cool at anything less than full speed (63c under heavy load - in use not Prime 95 etc ~ not game to as it might overheat ) An XP-90c which I replace the Zalman with gets 57c at load with a Panafl...
by pony-tail
Sun Sep 11, 2005 11:49 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: "Lend me your ear (wax)"
Replies: 3
Views: 1495

I have industrial hearing damage in midrange frequencies.
This contrary to what you would think makes me more sensitive to unwanted
noise because it masks what I am trying to hear . I find that small ammounts of noise can cause annoyance even though others do not notice that it is there .