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by Slaugh
Fri Jun 30, 2006 8:22 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright MST-9775, an affordable cooler for socket 775
Replies: 6
Views: 2653

Thermalright MST-9775, an affordable cooler for socket 775

Thermalright is announcing a new CPU cooler for Intel socket 775 processors: The MST-9775 . It comes in 2 different versions (short and tall), has 2 copper heatpipes, and is intended to replace the Intel stock cooler at a reasonable price. According to Thermalright, the fan runs at 2500 RPM, while a...
by Slaugh
Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:02 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: OMG fanless 7600GT!
Replies: 1
Views: 1407

It was discussed here.
by Slaugh
Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:03 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Silverstone Tundra TD01: A passive watercooling system
Replies: 23
Views: 48690

Silverstone Tundra TD01: A passive watercooling system

Silverstone unveiled a new watercooling system at Computex, the Tundra TD01 , an external watercooling kit that is completely passive. The Tundra TD01 is a small aluminium case that contains a reservoir and two submerged pumps. The water circulates inside the case walls to help radiate the heat more...
by Slaugh
Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:34 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman cloning gone wrong, two bottoms and no top!
Replies: 11
Views: 3517

There's another strange cooler from Cooler Master that was also unveiled at Computex, the Hyper Sphere . This weird cooler has a so-called movable airduct and, based on what Cooler Master said, is supposed to be quieter because of its shape... Hmmmm.... :roll: http://www.matbe.com/images/biblio/comp...
by Slaugh
Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:38 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Computex Taipei 2006 - Ninja Micro (and others)
Replies: 16
Views: 4134

Here's another picture of that behemoth, installed on a MSI motherboard.
by Slaugh
Thu Jun 08, 2006 7:43 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate Momentus 5400.2 120G SATA notebook drive
Replies: 24
Views: 21597

Is this a Seagate press release? If it is they need to hire a new publicist... Yes, here is the official press release : Momentus 5400 PSD: Higher notebook PC performance PLUS longer battery life It's the perennial trade-off for notebook PCs. Boost performance, but pay the penalty in battery drain....
by Slaugh
Wed Jun 07, 2006 10:12 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate Momentus 5400.2 120G SATA notebook drive
Replies: 24
Views: 21597

From X-bit Labs : [quote] Seagate Announces Hard Disk Drive with Flash Cache. Seagate Reveals Hybrid Hard Disk Drive Seagate Technology, the global largest maker of hard disk drives (HDDs), on Wednesday unveiled the world’s first hard drive featuring large flash memory cache, which allows to impro...
by Slaugh
Wed Jun 07, 2006 9:23 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte GV-NX79T256DP-RH: A 7900 GT with a Zalman VF700
Replies: 1
Views: 1360

Gigabyte GV-NX79T256DP-RH: A 7900 GT with a Zalman VF700

From Gigabyte : GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd. announces GV-NX79T256DP-RH , at COMPUTEX in Taipei. GIGABYTE promises gamers proprietary TurboForce technology with "zero" over-clocking risk. Beside, GV-NX79T256DP-RH is specially equipped with Zalman's great masterpiece, VF700 , in order to provide a mo...
by Slaugh
Wed Jun 07, 2006 6:55 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New VGA coolers from Thermalright
Replies: 9
Views: 6870

There's also a full coverage of the Thermalright stand on Matbe (Translated) . On the following pictures, you can see the new VGA, northbridge, CPU and RAM coolers. They all fit inside the same case (see the 3rd picture). I'm not sure if the RAM cooler is necessary though, it looks a bit overkill IM...
by Slaugh
Fri Jun 02, 2006 9:51 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: VIA EPIA EN12000E fanless mini-ITX
Replies: 64
Views: 48937

From Dailytech : VIA Launches EPIA-CN Ultra low power and embedded systems friendly VIA has been on a roll as of late with the launch of new EPIA mini ITX motherboards. The latest addition to the EPIA family is the ultra low power VIA EPIA CN. Two EPIA CNs will be available—a 1.3 GHz CN13000 and a...
by Slaugh
Thu Jun 01, 2006 10:23 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Best LCD monitor...?
Replies: 19
Views: 5732

I'm very happy with my Viewsonic VP191b (3rd generation). It has a Premium-MVA 8ms panel and it's perfect for gaming, watching movies, and doing photo editing. It also has a pivot feature, which is nice when you're browsing the Internet. What's important is the panel inside the LCD monitor, and ther...
by Slaugh
Mon May 29, 2006 7:23 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Review of 2 silent Asus cards – 7800GT & 7600GS
Replies: 20
Views: 5222

There's a review of the Gigabyte GV-NX76T256D-RH on HardwareZone. According to the review, the Asus EN7600GT Silent seems to offer better passive cooling performances:

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by Slaugh
Sun May 28, 2006 8:39 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: On-board video, SATA, and Win98SE - what boards?
Replies: 21
Views: 5077

That's actually an artificial Microsoft limitation. I believe that if you create larger FAT drives with software like PartitionMagic, 98se will see them correctly. Yes, this is a limitation imposed by Microsoft to help reduce the size of the FAT. Actually, FAT32 volumes can hold a maximum of ~268,4...
by Slaugh
Sat May 27, 2006 9:30 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: On-board video, SATA, and Win98SE - what boards?
Replies: 21
Views: 5077

You know, it's really not a good idea to put Windows 98SE on a recent computer. There are many limitations in Windows 98SE, and you'll have to tweak Windows 98SE if you don't want to see BSOD's. Some of these limitations have workarounds or patches and can be (partially) fixed. Others can't be fixed...
by Slaugh
Wed May 24, 2006 6:18 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: anybody getting conroe?
Replies: 46
Views: 13359

From Hexus: Intel's Conroe spanks AMD FX-62's botty - for real!! What may also surprise you is that Intel already lists the unreleased Conroe on its web site, under the official branding of Core 2 Duo. The formal release is at least a month off but we, being an inquisitive and resourceful bunch of h...
by Slaugh
Tue May 23, 2006 9:51 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Shuttle + Zalman VGA cooler?
Replies: 3
Views: 3539

My brother has a Shuttle XPC SD31P . He needed to install a Radeon X850 XT because the onboard GPU was not suitable for gaming. When he realized how loud that card was, he decided to swap the stock cooler for a Zalman VF700-Cu. I was a bit skeptical when he bought the VF700-Cu, but it fits well (not...
by Slaugh
Sun May 21, 2006 12:46 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 16dbA 120mm fan!!
Replies: 14
Views: 3589

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by Slaugh
Sun May 21, 2006 12:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What resolution are you running at?
Replies: 33
Views: 17456

I'm using the native resolution of my 19" LCD monitor 99.9% of the time, which is 1280x1024 (or 1024x1280 in pivot mode)
by Slaugh
Tue May 16, 2006 9:43 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Mine or Ninja
Replies: 15
Views: 5626

ModTheBox did a short review of the Scythe Mine. According to them, it's slightly better than the Zalman CNPS7000-Cu: http://www.modthebox.com/reviews/scytheusa/mine/minecooler17_new.gif This is what they say about the noise: The heatsink I replaced in this system with the Scythe MINE CPU Cooler wa...
by Slaugh
Tue May 16, 2006 9:16 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: What's so special about the Reserator?
Replies: 25
Views: 8599

Zalman has never claimed that the Reserator is intended for overclocking. The Reserator performs as good as the best aircooling solutions, but without the noise... And this is why the Reserator is so popular here! My Reserator keeps my Athlon 64 3400+ and my Radeon X800XT PE at very good temperature...
by Slaugh
Tue May 09, 2006 3:20 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermal Load Calculator by Innovatek
Replies: 25
Views: 21554

Here's another one with more options...

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculator.jsp
by Slaugh
Thu Apr 27, 2006 11:32 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: BSoD error code help. I need diagnostic software!
Replies: 6
Views: 2312

The BSoD is one of the 'Machine_Check_Exception' variety, but it restarts to quickly for me to see what else it says. Did you disable the automatic reboot feature in Windows? A MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION is usually caused by a faulty hardware component. However, some nForce motherboards have major iss...
by Slaugh
Sat Apr 22, 2006 8:43 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: BSoD error code help. I need diagnostic software!
Replies: 6
Views: 2312

You should get yourself something like the Ultimate Boot CD , it contains numerous diagnostic tools to help you pinpoint hardware problems. I suggest that you first check your memory using memtest86 , then check your HDD with the diagnostic tool of your HDD's manufacturer. The Ultimate Boot CD conta...
by Slaugh
Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Metal Thermal Compound Better Than AS5?
Replies: 5
Views: 1713

There's already a thread about that product on SPCR.

Don't use that stuff with aluminium... Here's what happened on a Zalman CNPS7000B-Cu LED: :? :shock:

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by Slaugh
Sun Apr 09, 2006 12:22 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: SPCR is 2, 3, 4, 5... now 6 yrs old!
Replies: 55
Views: 96499

"I have a dream that one day all the computers around the world will be dead silent."
"I have a vision that one day, with the help of SPCR, this will be a reality..."


Happy birthday SPCR!
Keep up the good work! :P

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by Slaugh
Sat Apr 08, 2006 11:25 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Cool n quiet not working
Replies: 31
Views: 13229

Did you try to flash your BIOS? I saw a few motherboards that had problems with Cool'n'Quiet and ACPI until the BIOS was flashed... Give it a try, but make sure you pick the CORRECT BIOS image file... But before you try that, make sure that: ACPI 2.0 support (if present) is enabled in your BIOS Cool...
by Slaugh
Mon Mar 27, 2006 2:42 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Zalman VF900 @ CES 2006
Replies: 67
Views: 24424

There's another review of the VF900-Cu on Matbe (Translated) . Temperatures: http://www.matbe.com/images/biblio/art_zalman-vf900-cu/000000036943.png http://www.matbe.com/images/biblio/art_zalman-vf900-cu/000000036942.png Noise levels: http://www.matbe.com/images/biblio/art_zalman-vf900-cu/0000000370...