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by Kaleid
Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: If you could ask God one question ...
Replies: 357
Views: 120952

Why are you so incompetent?
by Kaleid
Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair HX620W driving me insane, what should I do?
Replies: 13
Views: 3005

You could also try a Silverstone PSU cover. For me it worked well in making my former buzzing Seasonic PSU quiet.
by Kaleid
Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't Cool a 4830
Replies: 43
Views: 9651

Too much text to read. So I'll sum up my PowerColor ATI HD4830 512MB GDDR3. Modded bios, have not changed voltages: 160/200 2d mode. Gives idle temp about 30C. O/C to 700/900 (ie nothing on memory). Temp about 60C Use a AC S1 rev 2 with 1x Scythe Slipstream 800rpm. I get artifacts with 600rpm fan. 2...
by Kaleid
Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:34 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD6400AAKS + scythe quiet drive temperatures
Replies: 11
Views: 2747

Yes, it does indeed help with the idle noise. The problem is that these Quiet Drivers are so big so they're difficult to place in many computer cases.
I have now three of them, but could max use 6...but that might be difficult.
by Kaleid
Sun Mar 15, 2009 7:22 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD6400AAKS + scythe quiet drive temperatures
Replies: 11
Views: 2747

My 6400AAKS is now at 36C in a Quiet Drive in the lower chamber of a modified p182 sitting on foam. I've never seen it go above 40C...but that might happen during the summer...in that case I'll use a slow fan to cool it below 40C
by Kaleid
Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Does this really stop terrorists?
Replies: 51
Views: 8671

There are studies on what is best to stop terrorism. To quote a recent Rand Corporation study: A new study from the RAND Corporation examined how 648 terror groups around the world ended between 1968 and 2006. It found that by far the most common way for them to disappear was to be absorbed by the p...
by Kaleid
Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:11 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Do suspended hard disks break sooner?
Replies: 19
Views: 5203

I think suspending drivers might be better since it can separate it from other vibrations in the case.

When my optical drive spins a disc very rapidly it creates tons of vibration which I doubt is good for harddrives.
by Kaleid
Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Prolima Megahalems: A Mega Nehalem Cooler
Replies: 59
Views: 33245

Any chance of a Cooler Master V8/10/12 tests?
by Kaleid
Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: W64 and 4GB RAM: How much do you have available?
Replies: 18
Views: 3633

Bah
Forget everything I said previously.

WinXP32, sp3: 3.25GB available
Windows7 beta 7000 64bit 4GB available.
by Kaleid
Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: W64 and 4GB RAM: How much do you have available?
Replies: 18
Views: 3633

One Powercolor 4830 with 512 mB vram. Modified bios to lower 2d clocks.
I only keep WinXP 32 for legacy support.
by Kaleid
Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: W64 and 4GB RAM: How much do you have available?
Replies: 18
Views: 3633

4GB memory according to Windows 7 but it gets the CPU speed completely wrong..says its 4.25Ghz but its at 3.8Ghz actually. 512MB gfx RAM. Couple days ago I filled the entire RAM space. System locked for like 2 minutes.. probably messing around with swapfile. I may go for 8GB again...RAM is cheap. Bt...
by Kaleid
Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: power consumption: E7xxx vs E8xxx
Replies: 9
Views: 3214

shleepy wrote: EDIT: By the way, it looks like E8xxx's with E0 stepping are more power efficient than their C0 counterparts... correct?
Somewhat:
http://www.nordichardware.com/Articles/ ... ivelse=547
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Which plugin is needed to check power usage for intel c2d's through Rivatuner?
by Kaleid
Sat Jan 17, 2009 6:44 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: new thermalright HTPC heatsink
Replies: 81
Views: 26095

by Kaleid
Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Noise level -- 5400 rpm vs. 7200 rpm
Replies: 12
Views: 14092

I think the greenpower 640GB Western Digital is much quieter than the blue version.
by Kaleid
Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: The quiet DVD drive ultimate thread
Replies: 24
Views: 15833

This list has to include Pioneer 216. I've never had anything remotely as quiet as this.
by Kaleid
Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:41 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: ZALMAN ZM850-HP 850W -- Best PSU to buy?
Replies: 6
Views: 2731

I tried four different graphiccards (x1900xt, hd3870 and two hd4850) and they all whined with the faulty 850w unit. Once it was replaced the graphic card that I'm using now, a Sapphire HD4850 Toxic stopped whining pretty much completely. Haven't tried the x1900xt and 3870 again but I assume that the...
by Kaleid
Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:35 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: ZALMAN ZM850-HP 850W -- Best PSU to buy?
Replies: 6
Views: 2731

I had that "high frequency chirping/squeaking noise" at least during two conditions with my former 850w unit which I have now replaced. 1. During heavy HDD activity 2. All graphic cards whined. Not when idle but when loading heavier websites with flash and similar plus in 3d-mode when the graphic ca...
by Kaleid
Fri Nov 07, 2008 2:23 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Replacement fan for a Xigmatek HDT-S1283 w/ OC'd E7200
Replies: 11
Views: 3253

I use Scythe Slipstream 500rpm. 3 hours of prime95 takes the full load to 70C, a temperature which will never be reached IRL usage.
by Kaleid
Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:28 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Whistling / whining PSU about to drive me crazy!
Replies: 10
Views: 2649

I had similar problems with my Zalman 850w. I RMA'd it and haven't had the problem since.
by Kaleid
Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:22 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI 4850+Accelero S1+FAN = How many slots?
Replies: 16
Views: 4817

FuturePastNow wrote:Does a 4850 really need a fan with the S1?
Mine certainly does. And its probably not needed for the GPU but both the RAM and the VRM get too hot without any airflow. This was the same with my 3870. I would at least recommend a 500rpm Scythe Slip Stream with the S1.
by Kaleid
Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:15 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD4850 Toxic has NO fan control
Replies: 6
Views: 3389

Sylph-DS What you just wrote is very familiar to me. Many websites automatically started the whining from the GFX so I didn't even bother to read them while I had that problem. I tried several other graphic cards (like a x300 and x1900xt) and that didn't solve the problem at all... So it could very ...
by Kaleid
Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:00 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD4850 Toxic has NO fan control
Replies: 6
Views: 3389

I have the Toxic and simply changed the noisy Zalman cooler to a S1 + Scythe Slipstream 120mm 800rpm fan. I didn't even try out the Zalman VGA cooler since those easily get dusty very quickly and are not quiet enough even at 5v. As for coil whine. Had that too, but turned out to be the fault of a fa...
by Kaleid
Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:10 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dont understand...hd4850 10w idle @ 68c
Replies: 254
Views: 122982

A small update from me too. RE: coil whine.

Seems the fault lay on the Zalman 850w unit which whined when loading harddrives heavily. I replaced it and after that the Sapphire HD4850 stopped whining as well. It is now as quiet as my old and now sold Gecube 3870.
by Kaleid
Fri Oct 03, 2008 12:03 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD6400AACS - worth keeping?
Replies: 8
Views: 8572

I have both the 640GB AAKS and AACS and the latter has by far lower idle noise level. And its true that read/writes are loud but I have solved that by placing my drives in softmounted quietdrives.
by Kaleid
Fri Oct 03, 2008 3:20 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 TOXIC and Accelero S1 Rev2 ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2822

Yeah I know, but perhaps I was not clear enough.
The card doesn't seem to downclock the RAM at all when in 2d mode. It always runs at 1100Mhz according to CCC. Lots of energy wasted I think.
by Kaleid
Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:50 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 TOXIC and Accelero S1 Rev2 ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2822

I have the toxic plus rev 1 Accelero S1 and I can confirm that it works. I had to slightly bend the cooler so that it did not have contact with the VRM.

The RAM seems to be running at 1100Mhz (x2) all the time. So that seems to be the only downside of this card.
by Kaleid
Sun Sep 07, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD 1TB WD10EACS head park noise
Replies: 18
Views: 7116

Actually I don't think that its the park noise anymore. It happens all too often and seems to only happen when there is heavy activity at the end of the disk where the performance is lowest. I can live with it, especially after I placed the GP in a softmounted quiet drive. For comparison the GP vers...
by Kaleid
Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD 1TB WD10EACS head park noise
Replies: 18
Views: 7116

I think I may have the park noise with my 640GB GP. Neither of the two WD 640GB "blue" drives makes this noise and neither does my sisters WD 500GB GP.

I may have to sell this one and purchase a faster drive without the park noise and place it in a softmounted quietdrive.
by Kaleid
Sun Sep 07, 2008 6:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Yet Another® what soundcard to buy? thread
Replies: 31
Views: 9229

X-fi card if you game (excluding xtreme audio which is a software card) I had a Xonar XD a while back but had to sell it because the game support was too bad, especially for legacy games. Game engines can crash if the drivers don't fully support the application. This has happens in: Thief 1, Thief 2...
by Kaleid
Sat Aug 23, 2008 3:34 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is it me or does the Quiet Drive suck?
Replies: 18
Views: 8410

Need to be soft mounted without a doubt, which can be quite tricky in many cases if not even impossible. Does wonders to the idle sound but changes read and write to something thicker and not quite muted enough.