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by marc999
Wed Jan 21, 2004 3:33 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Barton 2500 @ 1.1v?
Replies: 16
Views: 4234

What motherboards are you guys using to undervold your Bartons?
I looked into undervolting mine, but my ASUS A7N8X-X (NForce 2 chipset) won't let me. :cry:
I wonder if I write ASUS if they'll add it in their next BIOS release?!
by marc999
Tue Jan 20, 2004 3:50 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Pump survey
Replies: 28
Views: 18334

Thanks Seal. Now I know what the highest flow, silent pump is. :D
by marc999
Tue Jan 20, 2004 12:56 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Pump survey
Replies: 28
Views: 18334

Hum noise of the pumps are usually VERY low, they are inaudible at about 15cm
Does this include the eheim 1250 (let's say wrapped in bands in a 5 1/4" bay or submerged? I don't want to hear anything. :D
by marc999
Tue Jan 20, 2004 11:08 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Pump survey
Replies: 28
Views: 18334

Yeah you can isolate vibrations by simply wrapping the pump in foam or suspending it with rubberbands in your 5 1/2" bays which is what i did for a friend with his 1250. So tell me if I have this correct. All DC pumps are inline (non submersible). AC pumps can be either or. Does the Eiheim 1250 com...
by marc999
Mon Jan 19, 2004 4:08 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Pump survey
Replies: 28
Views: 18334

Sorry for the double post, I just wanted to submit this question before I forgot it. (please don't forget my above question though). :D

Do the bigger pumps generate more of a hum noise too, or just more vibrations?
by marc999
Mon Jan 19, 2004 3:48 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Pump survey
Replies: 28
Views: 18334

Isn't there a way you could isolate the vibrations? I just started looking into water cooling today, so admitedly I don't know much, but I'm concerned the 1046 doesn't have enough flow rate. I'd be intrested to know how much your temps would go up after switching from the 1048 to 1046.
by marc999
Mon Jan 19, 2004 2:15 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Pump survey
Replies: 28
Views: 18334

Anyone have any experience with the Swiftech MCP600 pump?? It's a 12VDC pump, which is nice. According the Swiftech's website, it says Superior real world performance versus any aquarium pump we have tested to this date (MCP300, Eheim 1250, Eheim 1048, Hydor L30), due to the closed impeller design. ...
by marc999
Tue Jan 13, 2004 2:47 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Only 2 Deg rise 2500+ under load?
Replies: 13
Views: 3030

chylld, What setting are you using in MBM5 for CPU temps? W837785TS-S or ASUS1? I guess it's possible that W837785TS-S is the CPU diode and ASUS1 a thermistor. But if that's the case, then that's pretty incompetent of ASUS to set up their temp monitoring software to measure the thermistor and not th...
by marc999
Tue Jan 13, 2004 9:20 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Only 2 Deg rise 2500+ under load?
Replies: 13
Views: 3030

Mmmmm, are you sure? I thought that only P4s had a temperature diode in the CPU (and thus all Athlon XP temperature measurements relied on a thermistor underneath the socket). :?:
by marc999
Tue Jan 13, 2004 7:38 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Only 2 Deg rise 2500+ under load?
Replies: 13
Views: 3030

OK, well I tried the included ASUS program and got very different results (sort of). The temperatures I quoted were from MBM5, sensor W837785TS-S. The ASUS program shows a lower temp. When overclocked to 2200Mhz, it started at about 27-28 and rose to 38 degrees. These temperatures coincide with the ...
by marc999
Mon Jan 12, 2004 4:05 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Only 2 Deg rise 2500+ under load?
Replies: 13
Views: 3030

Thanks for the info chylld. It's helpful to know someone else is getting similar results. Just for the record, are you using MBM5, the included ASUS program, or something else to measure the CPU temp?

BTW, did you have to bump up the Vcore to OC?
by marc999
Mon Jan 12, 2004 2:14 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Raptor owners! - Im going to buy one in the next 24 hours
Replies: 7
Views: 2262

No problem. BTW, cool idea about the laptop chip. I didn't know the "regular" P4M's were just handpicked Northwoods (but I did know they both had the same architecture). Are the mulitplyers unlocked on the moble chips (I assume they must be or else you would have a 3.2 Ghz chip at 200Mhz FSB). Unloc...
by marc999
Mon Jan 12, 2004 2:06 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Only 2 Deg rise 2500+ under load?
Replies: 13
Views: 3030

I tested with both CPUBurn and Prime95. Same temps.
I will probably try the ASUS temp reporting utility tonight and see if it reports the same temps as MBM5.
by marc999
Mon Jan 12, 2004 12:50 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Raptor owners! - Im going to buy one in the next 24 hours
Replies: 7
Views: 2262

I have the 36GB Raptor in a Antec 3700 clone with AcoustiPack. I haven't had a chance to extensively test it but so far I haven't been able to hear the 36GB Raptor at my desk (about 1.5 meters away from the case). The Raptor is resting on the floor of the case on an AcoustiPack block (I closed up th...
by marc999
Mon Jan 12, 2004 12:38 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Only 2 Deg rise 2500+ under load?
Replies: 13
Views: 3030

Only 2 Deg rise 2500+ under load?

Broke down this weekend and bought an XP 2500+ cause the price was just too good. :D With it I got the 7000A AlCu and ASUS A7N8X-X and when testing it shows only a 2 Degree difference between Idle and full load (tested for like 5 hours just to be sure). Sounds kinda weird to me. Is this normal or is...
by marc999
Tue Dec 23, 2003 1:36 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: SLK 800 + 92mm fan Doable?
Replies: 14
Views: 3287

Interesting. Well I will test too and let you know what I find. It must be a matter of the 92mm just not hitting the "D" spot (die spot :D ). If you look at the specs, a 80L1A produces "only" 24 cfm, while a 92L1A does 42 cfm. Surely if that airflow was directed properly, you should see a decent tem...
by marc999
Tue Dec 23, 2003 12:51 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: I have the worst luck, UPS misdelivered my artic cooling vga
Replies: 22
Views: 4098

UPS sucks some extreme a$$. Since this occured http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=5357 I've had two packages delivered (not by my choice of course). Both have been screwed up, which isn't surprising. The latest was the best. I received an email from the shipper with the tracking number...
by marc999
Mon Dec 22, 2003 9:59 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: SLK 800 + 92mm fan Doable?
Replies: 14
Views: 3287

dukla2000 Thanks for the great suggestion!! So, have you tested the difference in temps between say a 80mm L1A and a 92mm L1A on the SLK-800A (both at 12V)? I like the idea, but it doesn't neccesarily mean it will cool better. I belive Ralf's latest heatsink review showed the 92mm fan not cooling an...
by marc999
Tue Dec 16, 2003 8:57 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7000A + Socket 370?
Replies: 3
Views: 1237

OK, thanks Ralf. I didn't think so but I wanted another opinion. Guess we better talk to Mike. :D
by marc999
Tue Dec 16, 2003 11:39 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7000A + Socket 370?
Replies: 3
Views: 1237

Zalman 7000A + Socket 370?

I was looking at the recently updated SPCR Recommended list and I noticed that the Zalman 7000 now has a "A" model to fit Socket A. On the SPCR list, it has socket 370 as well. I'm trying to figure out if this will fit my S370 board but I don't think it will, as looking at the Zalman Flash install i...
by marc999
Tue Dec 16, 2003 10:25 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Panaflo L1A and Overclocked Barton 2500+, Which Heatsink?
Replies: 22
Views: 6696

OK, dumb question, but what exactly is the difference between the SLK900U and the SLK947U? Is it just the shape or are there other differences?
by marc999
Sat Nov 22, 2003 11:36 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Canadians Beware, Don't Use UPS for Shipping !!
Replies: 24
Views: 8913

mas92264, So what's the answer? Either ups pockets the entire "brokerage fee" or they keep some and remit some to the Canadian govt. They just pocket this as extra profit. Yes, they have to do some paperwork for the Canadian Government, and pass on the GST (7%). So yes some work is involved and I'm ...
by marc999
Thu Nov 13, 2003 11:02 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: NoVibes or Zalman ZM-2HC1 Heatpipe
Replies: 40
Views: 11142

The last few times I've come to this site I've been hearing about this new (or at least to me) sorbothane. Does anyone know where one can buy this stuff in small quantities, preferably in Canada?
by marc999
Thu Nov 13, 2003 10:34 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Coolest running Intel CPU?
Replies: 15
Views: 3957

My tb1 stepping 1.3 Ghz Tualatin Celeron OCs to 133 FSB at default voltage. And that utility, AIDA32 or whatever, lists its max speed as 2400Mhz. I don't know how reliable that information is, and even so it's obviously useless with the locked multiplyers of Intel CPUS and Tualatin MOBOs not support...
by marc999
Wed Nov 12, 2003 3:17 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Spinpoint 8MB hard drives no show in Canada?
Replies: 20
Views: 11834

Just thought I'd let you know my experience with Directron. Basically, they're pretty good. I left a note for them to call me about shipping prices, and I'm not sure if they would have because I just called them first and quoted my order number and asked for USPS. So they recalculated and I got the ...
by marc999
Wed Oct 29, 2003 3:37 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silence! 100% passive P4 at 100% load, for cheap!
Replies: 65
Views: 34470

acj, Brilliant!! I've been reading SPCR for awhile now and I've often tried to think of something innovative. Anyway, all I can say is you're making me look bad!! :D Who says Newbies know nothing?! I would just like to add that you may want to reconsider the SS Super Tornado. There's been a lot of p...
by marc999
Fri Oct 24, 2003 9:29 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Enermax 120mm -- three thumbs up!
Replies: 41
Views: 9725

Also I think it's debatable whether the EAR isolators actually "fit" well for ANY fan. I've had a rip of a time getting them installed on anything. Those things are a major pain in the ass, to the point that I'd rather have a rubber washer or.. ANYTHING else, really. Maybe I'm just dumb, but I've r...
by marc999
Fri Oct 24, 2003 9:09 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo: overrated?
Replies: 42
Views: 12154

I must say I do like the Panaflow L1A, however, only at reduced voltages. It would be nice if Panasonic came out with a UL1A (ultra low) that was like the L1A @10 or 11 volts but @ the default 12 volts. Anyway, I'm not a big fan of undervolting fans because I like to know exactly what voltage the fa...
by marc999
Fri Oct 24, 2003 8:03 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Mystery Whine/Squeal with Seasonic Super Tornado 300 PSU
Replies: 69
Views: 38356

Riffer wrote, If it is mismarked comming back, you can reclaim the entire amount from the gov't anyway. Dealing with the government is NOT an option. I'm still trying to get money back from them for an item they incorrectly taxed. They rejected it because I filled out a personal form instaed of a co...
by marc999
Thu Oct 23, 2003 2:37 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Mystery Whine/Squeal with Seasonic Super Tornado 300 PSU
Replies: 69
Views: 38356

Xstatic wrote, I could not return the PSU because of the border hassle. That's not true. I returned mine. You just have to put the value as zero, or one dollar or whatever, with remarks stating this is an RMA or product refund/return. However, this conflicts with insurance I believe. So let's say so...