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by aston
Mon Feb 23, 2004 11:15 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman CNPS7000A + Abit AN7??
Replies: 2
Views: 1561

Yeah, it'll fit. I don't know how that guy managed to put the silver bracket by the capacitors, though... he must've been in danger of snapping the caps right off! I put the blue bracket by the caps instead... I have no idea why Zalman says the blue one has to be beside the socket lever. And of cour...
by aston
Mon Feb 23, 2004 10:59 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Interesting Races and Folders-on-the-Move
Replies: 975
Views: 383200

Lots of "green guys" on the move down there, from sthayashi, Artcubed (who, to tell you the truth, is going nowhere fast), seantopia, aston, nap_loaf (where the heck did THAT name come from), mobquet, ArtCubed , and Makael_Strand . We expect to see all you schmucks in the Top 100 soon, OK? Oh, don'...
by aston
Mon Feb 23, 2004 10:39 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AX-7 good enough for barton 3000+?
Replies: 10
Views: 2202

I used to use one with a Panaflo L1A on my XP1700+ @ 2GHz (1.75v). It was fine under load as long as the case was open (I had poor ventilation).

I'm sure with a faster fan, it can cool a 3000+ Barton no problem.
by aston
Mon Feb 23, 2004 5:31 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Cheap Quiet PC
Replies: 20
Views: 5410

Well I will be moving soon to Canada, Vancouver to be more precise, so I am mainly looking at resellers in BC. Also I need to try to get everything from 1 eventually 2 shops to keep shipping costs down. Vibecomputers are cheaper than ncix, they have the zalman at 53.95cad but they don't carry Inwin...
by aston
Mon Feb 23, 2004 4:52 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Interesting Races and Folders-on-the-Move
Replies: 975
Views: 383200

We like ARM. ARM is our friend.


Go team go!
by aston
Sun Feb 22, 2004 2:47 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Panic over!!
Replies: 68
Views: 27822

Gonna get it good before aston and ArtCubed (BOTH of you Art :wink: ) come knocking on my door too. Wow, someone actually mentioned my name here... it must mean that I'm actually getting somewhere. 'Tis a good feeling. :D Just wait until I get my mobile Barton... tremble at my folding might!
by aston
Sat Feb 21, 2004 2:20 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo clicking
Replies: 15
Views: 4189

Well, I just got an L1A from Directron, and it's made in Japan. It does not click--at least, not to the point where it's noticeable outside the case. I'm running mine at the full 12 volts. At any lower voltage, it just doesn't move enough air. It's a tradeoff, I guess. It's true my 5v Panaflos don'...
by aston
Fri Feb 20, 2004 9:27 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo clicking
Replies: 15
Views: 4189

Canadian Corner: my two Panaflo L's (FBA08A12L) from Bigfoot Computers a month ago are made in Japan. Would like to mention that I'm very happy with Bigfoot -- low shipping costs, good deals on Zalman and ThermalRight. You're lucky. I just bought 4 of them from Bigfoot and they're made in China. Th...
by aston
Thu Feb 19, 2004 2:18 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: help! sonata power supply emitting high pitched wine
Replies: 17
Views: 5303

I found out where the high pitched whine / ringing was coming from. It wasn't the PC at all. It was coming from *cough* the fridge on the on the other side of the wall where by PC is located..... :shock: Hahahaha! :D I had a similar problem once... I was wondering why my monitor suddenly developed ...
by aston
Thu Feb 19, 2004 2:03 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Modding & Cutting with Tin Snips
Replies: 93
Views: 163178

I would love to cut a 120mm blowhole on the top of my case, the Chyang Fun CF-2029. Problem is, I think the metal's just too thick. Would tin snips work for me?
by aston
Thu Feb 19, 2004 12:20 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Cheap Quiet PC
Replies: 20
Views: 5410

not sure about the cpu cooling I would like to save some money on that. ZALMAN CNPS7000-ALCU at 64cad is to expensive slk-800 36cad + panaflo 10 cad any cheaper and efficient solutions? You looking at the NCIX.com website? They usually have good prices, but IIRC, they charge $64 for the Zalman, whi...
by aston
Wed Feb 18, 2004 6:04 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Folding with HTPC? Anybody?
Replies: 14
Views: 3028

I've got my P3 HTPC folding as well... I don't notice any difference in performance. Plan on upgrading this to an overclocked XP1700+ once my RMAed motherboard from Abit arrives.
by aston
Wed Feb 18, 2004 5:32 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: All aluminium Zalman 7000?!
Replies: 11
Views: 3007

joecuba wrote:
aston wrote:You sure you got the link right? I don't see it...
http://www.koolnquiet.co.uk/index.php?m ... &cat_id=13
Ah, thanks. I was looking for a big silver thing... it still looks copper in their pic.
by aston
Wed Feb 18, 2004 3:15 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7000A-alcu or thermalright slk-947U?
Replies: 11
Views: 3849

OT: How do You get 4V easily? Or do You just use one of those Sunbeams? I've been trying to come up with a way of getting < 5v into my 7000A-AlCu as well. I haven't tried this myself, but if you fed 5v or 7v into the Zalman Fanmate, couldn't you get lower than the 5v you'd normally get at the lowes...
by aston
Wed Feb 18, 2004 3:02 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: OC'ing a Barton 2500+
Replies: 66
Views: 16492

Just curious, when did you buy your 2500+ and 2600+ CPUs? My theory is that the later a CPU is made, the better its chances of getting a good overclock. I've been thinking of getting a 2500+, even though they're all locked now, but if I can easily get 11x200, I'll be happy... and if my theory is cor...
by aston
Wed Feb 18, 2004 2:57 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: All aluminium Zalman 7000?!
Replies: 11
Views: 3007

You sure you got the link right? I don't see it...

I'd be interested to see how well this thing performs, seeing as the AlCu seems to perform better than the Cu version. :)
by aston
Tue Feb 17, 2004 12:43 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Panic over!!
Replies: 68
Views: 27822

Quite some time ago, I thought to myself that Pete should be dubbed "the unassuming crafty bugger", and I think its now time to air this view publicly. During our race to the first 1000, he jinxed my efforts to successfully set up F@H clients as services, thereby costing me the victory.....AND NOW ...
by aston
Sat Feb 14, 2004 1:00 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: help! sonata power supply emitting high pitched wine
Replies: 17
Views: 5303

Yeah, I agree with johnjkr... a new (good) PSU usually fixes the problem. For me, it was the combination of nForce2 motherboard, Radeon video card and Enermax PSU. Do you have another PSU you can try? That'll narrow it down for sure. If so, the only things hooked up to it right now are the motherboa...
by aston
Fri Feb 13, 2004 2:08 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Obscure accomplishments
Replies: 1
Views: 1024

Nice. I'm the #1-ranked Aston in all the world, with my glorious 182 points (total). :P
by aston
Thu Feb 12, 2004 7:00 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Canadian Retailers for Silencing Gear
Replies: 71
Views: 149958

Re: Finding Evercase in Canada

quietdragon wrote:Unfortunately for me, they're located in Ontario.
It just means you don't have to pay PST. :D You will have to pay to get it shipped, of course...
by aston
Thu Feb 12, 2004 6:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: quiet horizontal case required
Replies: 24
Views: 7220

The DVine is beautiful, but I refuse to pay $400 CAD for a case... not to mention that I'd be too tempted to get that VFD for the DVine as well. Hey AntecRep, any plans on releasing a (cheap) case to compete with the DVine? :) The Overture's ok, but it still looks a bit too... busy. The Minuet is mu...
by aston
Wed Feb 11, 2004 9:25 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm fans, which is quietest at 12v? Quietest 400W+ PSU ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2422

I haven't heard either, but from what I've read here, the Papst is definitely quieter.

The Panaflo shouldn't be too hard to find... if you're in Canada, try www.ncix.com. What I'd like to know is, where can I buy a 120mm Papst?
by aston
Wed Feb 11, 2004 4:32 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Welcome new members
Replies: 561
Views: 463862

haysdb wrote:All R-I-G-H-T!!!

Welcome aston!

David
Thanks, you make me feel so welcome... *sniff*

This folding thing is addictive. I feel like my PCs have a purpose now.

Now to test my awesome new signature to show off my awesome stats...
by aston
Wed Feb 11, 2004 1:08 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Welcome new members
Replies: 561
Views: 463862

Ok, I'm in. I've dedicated my XP1700+ @ 2087MHz main rig and two P3 boxen to the cause.
by aston
Mon Feb 09, 2004 4:28 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: OC'ing a Barton 2500+
Replies: 66
Views: 16492

On my Biostar board, I have no control over the ratio's, so I can only conclude that the nForce2 maintains 33MHz PCI and 66MHz AGP regardless of FSB. You would be correct. nForce2 boards keep the AGP at 66MHz and the PCI at 33MHz at all times, which is great when you're trying to overclock the FSB....
by aston
Mon Feb 09, 2004 4:25 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: OC'ing a Barton 2500+
Replies: 66
Views: 16492

One of the questions which has been asked, but not adequately answered in my mind, is whether Folding@Home Work Units can be completed "successfully" by a cpu that is not absolutely 100% stable. Can a cpu make "mistakes" and yet complete WU's? The possibility disturbs me. This bothers me, too. Ther...
by aston
Mon Feb 09, 2004 3:23 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Anyone use a Dreamcast heat pipe?
Replies: 8
Views: 3172

einolu wrote:but they are in the sense of gpu cooling, anyway, im just saying how sony is ahead of its time, with the saturn and the dreamcast...
I think you mean Sega. :wink:
by aston
Mon Feb 09, 2004 3:09 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Max temp for Barton XP2500+
Replies: 13
Views: 2953

If you're overclocking, your CPU can be more sensitive to high temps.

I have a 1700+ running at 198x10.5 and Prime95 fails if the temp goes above 55C.
by aston
Mon Feb 09, 2004 2:19 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: help! sonata power supply emitting high pitched wine
Replies: 17
Views: 5303

I second Juha's suggestion. In my config, it was the Radeon that was causing the coil whine in my Enermax PSU. Unplugging the Radeon's power got rid of the whine (but also rendered my video card useless). The remedy was to get a new PSU. :(
by aston
Mon Feb 09, 2004 2:17 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Does "Evacuate the heat" role for the PSU work?
Replies: 78
Views: 92851

Jan Kivar wrote:I've thought of that also. Using a PSU with 120 mm fan it would cool the GPU too, provided that one doesn't have any other cards.
Yeah, but then you'd be evacuating heat from the PSU... which is what we wanted to avoid in the first place.