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by Cerb
Thu Aug 12, 2004 3:08 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 5.25" external enclosure
Replies: 11
Views: 2285

Many more cool 3.5" ones out there than 5.25".
I wonder if maybe my fan blade stopper shorted something, as now it seems fine. If this keeps up through ripping another 50-80 CDs, I may get this one. Same internals as the cheap one I'm using now, but it works great w/ Nero's ASPI layer.
by Cerb
Wed Aug 11, 2004 7:20 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 5.25" external enclosure
Replies: 11
Views: 2285

POLIST8 wrote:I have a Bytecc Brand that I just removed the 40mm out of. I had a hard drive in there, but it never got outrageously hot.
Hmmm. Maybe a bit more testing is in order...
by Cerb
Tue Aug 10, 2004 9:02 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 5.25" external enclosure
Replies: 11
Views: 2285

5.25" external enclosure

I'm currently using a ME-320U2 , which is several times louder than the rest of my system, and all it has is a 40mm fan. If I stop the fan, the rear end (PSU) does get warm, and starts making "bleep" sounds. So that's no good :). On top of that, the design and build quality are pretty bad. I'm think...
by Cerb
Wed Jul 21, 2004 4:44 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How much should I expect my case temp to rise?
Replies: 4
Views: 1759

The case temp often does rise using these coolers. This does not mean it is really getting hotter, just that the air near the sensor happens to be hotter due to this monster of a heatsink altering the airflow and not constantly moving a lot of cool/warm air around. A dragon, even a mini-mid one, sho...
by Cerb
Wed Jul 21, 2004 4:41 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Help Finding a new silent card please!
Replies: 8
Views: 2926

9800 Pro or 5900XT minimum! I went from a Ti 4200 to a 9600XT. It's nowhere near worth the upgrade. The 5900XT (NV) and 9800 Pro (ATI) offer good performance for the money, and both blow away any 9600. The 9800 is better for newer DirectX games, and the 5900 is better for OpenGL and DX 8/8.1 games. ...
by Cerb
Wed Jul 21, 2004 4:37 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: just installed zm80d on my ti4200 - hot!
Replies: 6
Views: 2489

It should be very hot--that's a good thing!
I doubt a Ti 4200 will even need a fan.
by Cerb
Wed Jul 21, 2004 4:35 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fanless setup for GFX 5700LE??
Replies: 1
Views: 1246

I don't know about fanless, but it should fit. And actually, given my results with a 5900, fanless might even work fine with good case air flow.
by Cerb
Fri Jul 02, 2004 8:29 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: new NVidia card /cooler for Abit NF7S mobo...
Replies: 6
Views: 2101

Last little bit, if you do use one of the Zalman coolers...take your time, be as exact as possible, and don't worry about the little brace things. I recently re-re-installed mine, this time doing several dry fittings, overall, taking nearly an hour, and the load temps are now down 10-15C from before...
by Cerb
Thu Jul 01, 2004 7:27 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: new NVidia card /cooler for Abit NF7S mobo...
Replies: 6
Views: 2101

Also, if it would make any difference, Leadtek's 5900XT has a temp sensor...very handy when you're trying to get it to the lowest amount of cooling possible :). I don't know what 5700 cards have them, if you're more into the <$150 range.
by Cerb
Thu Jul 01, 2004 3:39 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: new NVidia card /cooler for Abit NF7S mobo...
Replies: 6
Views: 2101

Not Gainward's, but I'm quite happy w/ the Leadtek. I have a ZM80C-HP on it, RAMsinks (OCZ aluminum ones--cheapest the Egg had), and a fan. Since it is finally there, get a D :). It gets way too hot w/o a fan, but even a weak fan should do the job. It's more important to get air moving than it is to...
by Cerb
Thu Jul 01, 2004 3:31 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Zalman ZM80D-HP now in stock Newegg!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1397

Finally! I might have to replace my pretty new ZM80C if this one turns out good enough.
by Cerb
Mon Jun 28, 2004 9:09 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Want a silent cooling challenge?
Replies: 9
Views: 2851

Sledge wrote:If Nvidia was smart, they'd package that with two of Arctic Cooling's upcoming VGA Silencer 4 for Nvidia products.
If Gainward, who's already looking to use the ZM80D were smart, they'd do that. I doubt NVidia could care less on the reference cooling as long as it isn't like the leaf-blowing FlowFX.
by Cerb
Mon Jun 28, 2004 6:50 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire 9600XT Ultimate in Australia?
Replies: 2
Views: 1475

Can you find the Zalman ZM80C-HP? If so, adding that to a 9600XT basically gives you the Ultimate. If you're keen on keeping the warranty, that won't help, though.
by Cerb
Fri Jun 25, 2004 6:15 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Are Leadtek cards quiet?
Replies: 8
Views: 2786

The one on my 5900 XT (same HS/F) was a bit whiny, but not bad at all (I am quite ticky about high pitched noise, even if faint). Just the whine that most any fan has; nothing terrible, and about as loud as a 80mm L1A @ 12v. Definitely silent by a typical user's ear, and not bad by mine--I just want...
by Cerb
Fri Jun 25, 2004 6:09 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New Zalman ZM80D-HP coming
Replies: 10
Views: 5979

$7 more and includes RAMsinks. That's a bargain. As far as cooling, we'll just have to see. Esepcially with slow passive and near passive cooling, they basically have to find a balance on mass, material and surface area. It could very well do a better job--I imagine it will. In my case, there is ple...
by Cerb
Thu Jun 24, 2004 8:38 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 5900XT temps w/ ZM80C-HP
Replies: 6
Views: 2296

I later found that the 5900XT can pull up to like 90w. That settled me down on the temps a bit :). Now I've had Rivatuner monitoring during all uses, and the max is 97C, typically it will hit 92C, and idles between 41 and 44C, depending on time of day. I have an Enermax adujstable rigged from behind...
by Cerb
Thu Jun 17, 2004 9:32 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Geforce Ti4200, looking for cooling that's quiet/silent
Replies: 9
Views: 4123

I did the same as SNiff, but with a NB32j. It took some work mount it, but cooled fine with a Nidec Gamma 28 @5v.
by Cerb
Thu Jun 17, 2004 6:38 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How to clean junk off GPU or thermal grease off Zalman?
Replies: 13
Views: 3525

Yup, acetone. Always. Just do like Ralf says and be fairly careful with it. Think "Q-tip", not "mop" :lol: Yup. Acetone with a lens cloth or hard paper tower should do it just fine (hard paper towels generally don't leave too many bits behind, nor tear of sticky heatsink goop). However, some compou...
by Cerb
Thu Jun 17, 2004 6:35 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: When GPU overheats, does it crash or artifact first?
Replies: 6
Views: 2424

What little I OC'd my 9600, even 1MHz too far and the RAM gave away artifacts big time. checker patterns, white dots all over, etc. When the GPU was clocked too high, polygons generally got out of place, and textures would sometimes become their negative images. It never did overheat, but usually ov...
by Cerb
Thu Jun 17, 2004 6:30 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: *NEW* Aerocool VM-101 silent VGA cooler
Replies: 21
Views: 7638

The first review of a German hardware site (twinsbyte.de) is very positive. The cooler is mounted on a Geforce FX 5900 LX BIOS modded to 5950 Ultra speeds. The GPU temp during Windows with the stock cooler was 44C and with the VM-101 it was 42C (they said they had a "good case ventilation"). When t...
by Cerb
Thu Jun 17, 2004 5:48 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 5900XT temps w/ ZM80C-HP
Replies: 6
Views: 2296

5900XT temps w/ ZM80C-HP

For those with a FX 59xx and the ZM80C who can check their temps, what does it typically run idle and on load? I just installed the Zalman on mine and it runs about 50C idle (36C case--summer is not being kind) and 80-100C load (highest I recorded, thanks to Rivatuner, was 105C. Never went above 96C...
by Cerb
Thu Jun 10, 2004 4:38 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Zalman External USB Sound Card - ZM-RSSC
Replies: 11
Views: 2195

The Zalman one seems kind silly, save maybe for a mobile solution. If you're not making music or hearing noise in the PC, the best feature, by far, is having a volume knob within quick reach.
by Cerb
Wed Apr 21, 2004 4:40 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: IMPORTANT: Poll for those with SAMSUNG Hard Drives
Replies: 169
Views: 161444

Noticeable whine (with case closed, about 1 meter away): None Noticeable whine (with ear next to harddrive): low swirl sound, much like a Panaflo Model Number: SP1604N Supplier: Newegg Month of purchase: April Motor: Nidec F0348122F FDB G Revision: A Date of Manufacturing: 2003. 12 Any other relevan...