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by DrCR
Mon Jul 10, 2006 2:25 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Zalman VF900 modded with a 80x25 Scythe DF - Updated, Photos
Replies: 7
Views: 5736

Zalman VF900 modded with a 80x25 Scythe DF - Updated, Photos

Just got in a VF900 today for my 7600GT vivo. I went ahead and ordered a Young Lin 80x25mm along with it. Before I started hacking it in, I thought it would be prudent to see if anyone here has already done the 80x25 mod. If so, show off your work/technique! Thanks :) Edit: Thread title changed from...
by DrCR
Sat Jul 08, 2006 11:38 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Audio Recording Methods Revised
Replies: 26
Views: 13950

Oh, the nitpicking lol. But hey, it lead to improvement before. Sure, ogg is great. Though I prefer lossless myself, ogg is right up there in my book. I listen to classical music and hear, personally the disadvantages of lower bitrate mp3s...but 128bit mp3 for _noise_ is certainly sufficent. And yea...
by DrCR
Sat Jul 08, 2006 2:17 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7900GTX stock cooling performance = Zalman VF700Cu
Replies: 19
Views: 7429

Hey, thanks for mentioning nTune and the issues you've had with it. Thought about hunting down this app before, but never bothered since I have a VF-900 enroute. ---- Well, I'm happy to report I am once again wrong lol. The fan will ramp down upon nvidia proprietary linux driver installation! :D Jus...
by DrCR
Sat Jul 08, 2006 1:51 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Rants about Hardware review sites...
Replies: 31
Views: 27197

Welcome to SPCR Brians256 :) Yeah, know what you mean about ProCooling. A shame really. :? Things seem to be getting better to some extent though, right? Isn't Cather back? What's BillA's status? I haven't been around for a while, with only a couple of expections, since I simply haven't had anythin...
by DrCR
Wed Jul 05, 2006 5:49 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best SocketA Heatsink -- Still the Thermalright Si-97?
Replies: 12
Views: 5449

No problem, it was half tounge-and-cheek anyway. :) Ah, that's right, it's winter down there right now. Grrr, makes me envious lol. I've started getting into alpine snowboarding the past couple of years, and I'm already craving snow lol. Not sure where I could pick up the 90mm YL in NA. The Scythe D...
by DrCR
Wed Jul 05, 2006 5:24 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Reversing the vga fan's wires OK? MSI 7600GT VIVO
Replies: 10
Views: 3178

Well, you can make fun of me for being an old salt of a hardware geek, but I consider evga a sub-tier manufacturer anyway..

Looking forward to how you like your VF900 setup. :)
by DrCR
Wed Jul 05, 2006 5:19 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gainward 7600GT
Replies: 13
Views: 5199

If you want a turnkey solution, that Gainward JVM linked looks like a winner. :)
by DrCR
Wed Jul 05, 2006 5:14 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best SocketA Heatsink -- Still the Thermalright Si-97?
Replies: 12
Views: 5449

Uhh, don't ever again mention Thermaltake in the same category as Thermalright :wink: :lol: Your probably correct though in that a TT with a higher rpm 120mm has more cooling potential than a TR Si-97 with a higher rpm 92mm. I'll probably just get a Si-97A and pair it with a Scythe DS 2000rpm. Shoul...
by DrCR
Wed Jul 05, 2006 5:00 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7900GTX stock cooling performance = Zalman VF700Cu
Replies: 19
Views: 7429

Well, last night I installed a copy of Ubuntu 6.06 and the latest nvidia driver via Synaptic...the vga's fan didn't ramp down like it did in WinOS. :? It certainly could be me though. I'm still trying to figure out the ins-and-outs of nvidia driver installation, how to setup FSAA, AA, etc. and how t...
by DrCR
Tue Jul 04, 2006 7:46 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Reversing the vga fan's wires OK? MSI 7600GT VIVO
Replies: 10
Views: 3178

Not sure how it compares to the nvidia reference cooler As for the noise level, let me put it this way. I'm in the process of setting up a new machine. The vga bios slows the 7600GT's fan down somewhat a few seconds after the inital full-tilt rpm at boot-up, but it didn't slow down to its quietest l...
by DrCR
Tue Jul 04, 2006 7:31 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7900GTX stock cooling performance = Zalman VF700Cu
Replies: 19
Views: 7429

Well, it turns out I was only sort-of correct. :? I'm in the process of setting up a new machine. The vga bios slows the 7600GT's fan down somewhat a few seconds after the inital full-tilt rpm at boot-up, but it didn't slow down to its quietest level (which isn't very quiet really*) until I installe...
by DrCR
Mon Jul 03, 2006 4:16 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Reversing the vga fan's wires OK? MSI 7600GT VIVO
Replies: 10
Views: 3178

Got any links to someone pairing the 7600GT with a NV4? I know the NV6 can be fitted to the 7600GT with only a little modding.
by DrCR
Mon Jul 03, 2006 10:44 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Reversing the vga fan's wires OK? MSI 7600GT VIVO
Replies: 10
Views: 3178

Bummer. Looks like I'm going to have to make do with my ghetto-mod for now. :? :lol:

Image

I'm eyeing that Condor...
by DrCR
Mon Jul 03, 2006 10:38 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New passive VGA coolers from startup company Aero-Case
Replies: 131
Views: 87676

Would it be possible to have a version where you could blow air through the heatsink? Something like a Thermalright HR-01 meet Condor. Thermalright HR-01, with the HR-05 chipset cooler. Clickable thumbnails: http://www.legionhardware.com/Pics/Thermalright_HR-05/Image_14T.jpg http://www.legionhardwar...
by DrCR
Mon Jul 03, 2006 9:06 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: yate loons with uv paint or Coolermaster SUF-S12?
Replies: 3
Views: 1390

You're going for a ThermoChill, right? Just making sure. :) What pump are you going for? What case you you going to be using? You should need more than one in a WCed rig. If all fans @ 5v are insufficent, you could run them as pairs in series rather than in parallel to give them 6v. Just some though...
by DrCR
Mon Jul 03, 2006 8:59 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Reversing the vga fan's wires OK? MSI 7600GT VIVO
Replies: 10
Views: 3178

Reversing the vga fan's wires OK? MSI 7600GT VIVO

Hey, I have an MSI NX7600GT VT2D256E (like this ). Unfortunatly the fan pulls the air from the outside of the case and dumps the hot air into the case - right where my harddrives are. They got hot to the touch, which really scared me. Sure hope I didn't compromise them. I'm going to be replacing thi...
by DrCR
Mon Jul 03, 2006 8:31 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7900GTX stock cooling performance = Zalman VF700Cu
Replies: 19
Views: 7429

Glad it's working so well for you. Wish I could say the same about my MSI 7600GT VIVO lol. Wanted to point out the vga bios is the controller, not an OS driver, just so those using alternative OSes don't have anything to worry about (myself included). Best regards DrCR _________ VectorLinux 5.1.1 SO...
by DrCR
Mon Jul 03, 2006 5:58 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best SocketA Heatsink -- Still the Thermalright Si-97?
Replies: 12
Views: 5449

Best SocketA Heatsink -- Still the Thermalright Si-97?

Hey, I'm scraping together a SocketA machine around an XP-M I got. This particular XP-M should give me ~2.6GHz, so I want a heatsink to match -- but also give me the required quietness. I currently have a Si-97 in a stock 2600+ rig of mine, and I love it. I know there's even better aircooling out th...
by DrCR
Mon Jul 03, 2006 5:04 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7900GTX stock cooling performance = Zalman VF700Cu
Replies: 19
Views: 7429

Correct me if i'm wrong, but the fan is _not_ driver (OS) controlled but vga bios controlled... ;)
by DrCR
Mon Jul 03, 2006 4:03 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gainward 7600GT
Replies: 13
Views: 5199

I have an MSI NX7600GT VT2D256E (like this ). I don't know how much of a spcr, quiet/silent geek you are, but to me my MSI cooler is loud . Two YL D12SL-12 @ 5v + Seasonic S12-430 is OK to me right now, to give you an idea of where I'm coming from, though that quiet/silent bug is starting to get act...
by DrCR
Sat Jul 01, 2006 6:13 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: A8N5X NF4 chipset Cooling Recommendations? Passive possible?
Replies: 5
Views: 1971

Well, I've been in this game for a while now, and I remember when we were putting chipset coolers on vidcards... so I just thought that you could potentially do the opposite nowadays. :) Not in-the-know about the VF900 really. I'm holding out for the next-gen Arctic Cooling solution for the 7600GT I...
by DrCR
Sat Jul 01, 2006 5:51 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: A8N5X NF4 chipset Cooling Recommendations? Passive possible?
Replies: 5
Views: 1971

A8N5X NF4 chipset Cooling Recommendations? Passive possible?

Mods, if this should go to another forum (vga maybe?) feel free to move it there. Hey, recently got in some new core components for my rig. Seasonic S12-430 Asus A8N-SLI Premium OEM AMD 3500+ E4 stepping Corsair XMS 2x512MB Scythe Mine The A8N-SLI Premium was unfortuantly cooked (flacky bigtime) on...
by DrCR
Mon Jun 12, 2006 2:04 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The Top SPCR Quiet 120mm Axial Fans Compared + 120mmAC Fans.
Replies: 197
Views: 397901

Happy Hopping wrote:So there is something that can do the same cfm, and silence, I'll go for it.
It doesn't exist. You can get a high CFM that will dial down to quieter levels, but not quiet and definitly not silent.

Why do you need all this CFM? Trying to take a dually to 2.7GHz on air or something?
by DrCR
Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:58 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Anyone Use a Pentium Cooling Fan on NrtBridge
Replies: 8
Views: 2049

OT...

^ I see you like tanks for keyboards, Chris. :)
by DrCR
Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:15 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Please help find specific thread about Nexus 12 cm
Replies: 3
Views: 1049

Do you mean MikeC's post on this thead?

The Top SPCR Quiet 120mm Axial Fans Compared + 120mmAC Fans.

It's towards the bottom on the first page.

Hope this helps!

DrCR

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by DrCR
Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:12 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: safe to put two fans on a single fanmate 2?
Replies: 7
Views: 2418

Thomas wrote:It's the wattage, which matters.
Oops, sorry, your right. I was assuming constant voltage. :)
by DrCR
Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:10 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Anyone Use a Pentium Cooling Fan on NrtBridge
Replies: 8
Views: 2049

I typically use an Arctic Alumina adhesive and compound mix for my ghetto-mod vidcard projects. You can always get it off with the freezer trick.

But there's really no reason to have an active cooling solution on a NB these days.
by DrCR
Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:05 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The Top SPCR Quiet 120mm Axial Fans Compared + 120mmAC Fans.
Replies: 197
Views: 397901

Thanks for the info. Didn't know about the merger/buyout.

I have a 80mm NMB in my ZM400A-APF in one of my rigs. I'm not particularly crazy about it and would probably swap in something else if it were my primary.

DrCR
by DrCR
Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:57 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Anyone Use a Pentium Cooling Fan on NrtBridge
Replies: 8
Views: 2049

At my work, we just threw away boxes of P100-233s most with heatsink/fans... Seriously though, why are you not going passive on your NB? This is SPCR after all! :lol:

DrCR
by DrCR
Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:49 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: safe to put two fans on a single fanmate 2?
Replies: 7
Views: 2418

Yeah, as long as they are not too high amp, the FanMate should still be within spec with both.

What fans will you be using? D12SM-12 YLs?

DrCR