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by DanceMan
Tue Dec 23, 2003 4:00 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best 60mm fan for chipset cooling?
Replies: 5
Views: 1364

Best solution: 80 or 92mm fan mounted above (Zalman arm, perhaps) or hung on wires stretched across the case and through the holes in the fan, along the side and out the holes on the other side. Sometimes you can position one to cool both the chipset and the ram. Best 60mm low noise: the 60mm fan fr...
by DanceMan
Tue Dec 23, 2003 3:43 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: SLK 800 + 92mm fan Doable?
Replies: 14
Views: 2997

I wonder whether mounting a 80mm-to-120mm duct on top of the 800U and attaching a 120mm fan to it would yield better results because of no air "spillage'? I did tests with an 80mm fan on a 60x60mm HS using a homemade aluminum adapter. The temps with the fan in free air hung above the HS about an in...
by DanceMan
Wed Nov 19, 2003 6:36 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Which Voltage rail used by cpu's?
Replies: 1
Views: 858

Which Voltage rail used by cpu's?

I've only recently learned that on current motherboards, the cpu is actually using voltage from the +12V rail, and not the 3.3V rail, but older cpu's used the 5V or 3.3V rails. Does anyone know the exact source for each class of cpu or a resource where I could find the info? I'd llike to learn for e...
by DanceMan
Fri Nov 14, 2003 5:33 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New Thermalright ALX-800 (aluminum SLK-800)
Replies: 20
Views: 3626

Btw, how come no one hang their fans (CPU heatsink) the other way around any more? I mean instead of pushing air against CPU, pulling air away from it. Is it because the surrounding components get too hot these days? Pushing usually gives a little lower temps, I think. And I cooked a fan on an unus...
by DanceMan
Thu Nov 13, 2003 4:42 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New Thermalright ALX-800 (aluminum SLK-800)
Replies: 20
Views: 3626

Auminum fins, but that's a triangle of copper down the middle at the bottom.
by DanceMan
Sun Nov 09, 2003 5:25 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Dubious Marketing
Replies: 78
Views: 114450

Overpriced Rebadge My nomination goes to the Vantec "Stealth" 80mm fan. I bought one for a computer build for my daughter. The motherboard, an ECS K7VTA3 turned out not to have an option in the bios to turn off the cpu fan protection. I already had a 92mm 2-wire Panaflo mounted above the heatsink, ...
by DanceMan
Tue May 13, 2003 7:55 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Safe to desolder 20-pin connector from motherboard?
Replies: 16
Views: 5646

I had an MSI K7T Pro Ver.1 that I upgraded to a Duron Morgan 1.2G before MSI decided that wasn't a good idea. After 3 mos. the board and cpu died. The psu connector was welded to the motherboard. I was eventually able to get it off after soaking the connector in WD-40, and after a period to penetrat...
by DanceMan
Mon Feb 17, 2003 10:36 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Test program for undervolting
Replies: 3
Views: 1437

Test program for undervolting

I'm going to undervolt a TBird 1.1G. What programs should I use to test stability? I've been using cpuburn to test different heatsinks and fans but I have access to Sandra and 3dMark.
by DanceMan
Wed Feb 05, 2003 11:32 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Test data: 80mm fan & adapter on 60mm heatsink
Replies: 2
Views: 1997

Thanks for the suggestion. Sounds like I have one more test to do before I swap heatsinks.
by DanceMan
Tue Feb 04, 2003 4:01 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Test data: 80mm fan & adapter on 60mm heatsink
Replies: 2
Views: 1997

Test data: 80mm fan & adapter on 60mm heatsink

I wanted to try replacing a 60mm fan with an 80mm fan via an adapter. Tests were done on a TBird 1.1G 100Mhz cpu using an ARX heatsink (60x60x40mm high and similar in size and construction to a Volcano II) and Arctic Silver II. The adapter for the 80mm fans is made from aluminum flashing and sits th...
by DanceMan
Thu Jan 30, 2003 7:15 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Cheap Canadian source for Panaflo
Replies: 14
Views: 5328

The way I've dealt with the short bare leads issue is to solder on larger guage wire leads to the existing ones. Then I take the ends of these wires, bend them over and solder them to make ends that will fit snugly into the molex drive connectors from the psu. Now you have the option of plugging the...
by DanceMan
Thu Jan 30, 2003 4:43 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan speed on fan with sensor
Replies: 1
Views: 1328

Fan speed on fan with sensor

How does a fan with the small sensor sticking out of the hub regulate fan speed? I made an 80mm to 60mm cpu heatsink fan adapter and tested it with a Superred CHA 8012BS-TA 80x80x25mm fan. This fan has a small sensor projecting from the hub and is described on the manufacturer's website as a tachome...
by DanceMan
Thu Jan 30, 2003 4:29 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How this look for air ducting?
Replies: 1
Views: 1288

Why non-conductive? Presumeably everything metal, the case and everything touching it, is grounded through contact with the grounded case of the psu.
I intend to use flexible but stiff ribbed aluminum 3" duct from the local hardware store (10' length is smallest) for my air ducting.
by DanceMan
Thu Jan 30, 2003 4:21 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Cheap Canadian source for Panaflo
Replies: 14
Views: 5328

A note of explanation about the "shipping to Canada" issue: As soon as anything has to be shipped across the border, suppliers will generally increase the shipping cost dramatically. Then the cheapest shipper (UPS ground?) will tack on a charge of about $10Cdn for handling customs. By the time you'v...
by DanceMan
Tue Jan 28, 2003 4:22 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Mounting HDD in new case
Replies: 1
Views: 2403

Mounting HDD in new case

I've mounted hard drives in two older cases that lack the new 3 1/2" rails all the way to the bottom by putting aluminum extrusions along the sides as heat sinks, then holding them down to the bottom front behind the intake fan on foam strips with stretchy cord. But now I have a new case that has th...
by DanceMan
Tue Jan 28, 2003 3:58 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: pop up ads
Replies: 9
Views: 3777

Probably similar to Proxomitron is AdShield. It blocks popups, and gets rid of most banner ads. Adshield is free at adshield.org or.net. Popups are controlled automatically, banners disappear as you add their URLs to a block list by right clicking on the ads. Then the box is resized to 0x0 pixxels a...
by DanceMan
Sat Jan 25, 2003 1:57 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How does Apple do it?
Replies: 22
Views: 9486

quote: My old LC3 didn't have a single fan inside. Not on the Powersupply, nor on the chipset. ________________________________________ Very unlikely. I had both LC2 and LC3, and took apart a junk LC2 for parts. It had a 60mm case fan. The holder was different on the two LC2s, but mounted in the sam...
by DanceMan
Fri Jan 24, 2003 1:37 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: How do we mold/ drill/ bend/ shape the materials?
Replies: 5
Views: 2334

When drilling in plastic, use very sharp drills. I have a plastic case fascia with a pattern of amall dimples on the lower front and I wanted to drill these out into holes for better airflow to the intake fan behind. (I'd already opened up the intake at the bottom but was blocked from making it as l...
by DanceMan
Fri Jan 24, 2003 1:07 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Slot 1 CPU question
Replies: 9
Views: 3394

It's too late now, but for others reading this thread, you can also use Aida32 to give you system info, including the motherboard name and model. It's free. Google search for "Aida32" and "download."
by DanceMan
Sun Sep 29, 2002 7:46 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Overclocked P4 project -- hole in case top?
Replies: 3
Views: 2258

Thanks, Mike. Was just wondering if the hole was still there at the end as far as the overall air circulation.
by DanceMan
Sun Sep 29, 2002 7:24 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Overclocked P4 project -- hole in case top?
Replies: 3
Views: 2258

Overclocked P4 project -- hole in case top?

Mike

Did you leave the hole in the top of the case over the psu in your overclocked P4 project after you flipped the psu back to its original position and put the Panaflo in it?