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by Riffer
Sat Jun 14, 2008 3:30 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: P3 Slot1 how to remove heat sink
Replies: 19
Views: 6241

At the time, the procedure was to run the CPU until it heated up then twist off the heatsink.

Like said above, it could be thermal paste, thermal adhesive or a thermal pad. I have seen them all on slot 1 CPU's.
by Riffer
Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:26 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Dying PSU or something else?
Replies: 11
Views: 3236

Is there anything wrong with the electrical outlet?
by Riffer
Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Cautionary tale - LGA 775 socket
Replies: 7
Views: 3565

Lol! I did the same thing. Some kleenex fluff fell into the socket and I brushed it out. I don't have the best eyesite and hadn't realized that the pins weren't straight up and down. I bent four or five. Fortunately, I have some pretty good tools and magnifying glasses for fine work, so I managed to...
by Riffer
Thu Jun 05, 2008 3:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Want to cut down on power, New PC or other options?
Replies: 9
Views: 2409

Start with a Kill-a-watt. You may find that, e.g., a new refrigerator could save far more money. That's my suggestion. You never know what is using energy until you actually do the testing. If you do find that the computer uses a lot, make sure you do a cost-benefit. Don't spend $300 on parts to sa...
by Riffer
Thu May 29, 2008 5:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How many fluent languages/dialects do you speak?
Replies: 46
Views: 10263

English here.

I tried hard to learn French in high school with little success.

I passed a manditory French course in university, but I still can't understand a word when anyone is talking.

I have French for Dummies on my computer. Maybe it's time for a third kick at the can :D
by Riffer
Wed May 28, 2008 6:21 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silverstone LC17
Replies: 6
Views: 4932

Saw LC17 and knew what I would see - a bunch of PSU cables with no place to go - same as mine :D
by Riffer
Wed May 28, 2008 6:04 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: PCI SATA port
Replies: 5
Views: 1725

Yes, all kinds. I have one by Promise.
by Riffer
Thu May 22, 2008 6:08 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Any good keyboard?
Replies: 36
Views: 9475

I've used Ketronic keyboards for years. First the LT Designer (PS2) and now the Classis U-2 (USB).

I just like the uncompressed layout and keys and the "feel" of the keys.

No bells & whistles though.
by Riffer
Tue May 20, 2008 3:55 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: question about [popping] electrolytic capacitors
Replies: 13
Views: 3795

When this first started I had an Abit SH6 on an open testbed and a cap blew right in front of my face. RMA'd the board but never used the replacement. Probably my favorite board of all time. I have thought about recapping the replacement and seeing what it can really do with that PIII 800 :D I will ...
by Riffer
Thu May 15, 2008 3:57 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: ear grommets
Replies: 6
Views: 2845

Ordered what I needed at McMaster and got this back a day later: "Due to the ever-increasing complexity of U.S. Export regulations, McMaster-Carr has decided to only accept orders from a few, long-established customers of ours overseas. We cannot accept your order, and regret any inconvenience this...
by Riffer
Thu May 15, 2008 3:49 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Did heat kill your hardware?
Replies: 29
Views: 10147

I had my front fans fail due to dust build up and it cost me an IDE hard drive.

Fortunately, my main drives are SCSI, so they didn't even notice :)
by Riffer
Tue Aug 30, 2005 5:50 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Sanyo Denki or Panaflo? (slim fans)
Replies: 9
Views: 2652

I have both fans in my spares box, and didn't find either particularly quiet at 12V. Sorry, I can't remember if I did any undervolting experiments.
by Riffer
Thu Aug 25, 2005 11:41 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU connector- How to extract sockets
Replies: 2
Views: 1263

Look for an extractor for mini fit connectors. Molex? Part #11-03-0044 is one.
by Riffer
Thu Dec 25, 2003 7:36 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic "Super" series poll
Replies: 49
Views: 15046

Just put my super Tornado in a few hours ago. I'll vote in a couple of days after I do some tweaking. So far not particularly offensive, but my Video card temps are up. Will have to work on airflow. 400W Super-Tornado - here are my impressions after a couple of days: Alll speeds-emits annoying high...
by Riffer
Sun Dec 21, 2003 6:39 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic "Super" series poll
Replies: 49
Views: 15046

Just put my super Tornado in a few hours ago. I'll vote in a couple of days after I do some tweaking. So far not particularly offensive, but my Video card temps are up. Will have to work on airflow.
by Riffer
Wed Nov 19, 2003 5:44 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Crazy to L1A mod a PC P&C Turbo-Cool 510?
Replies: 6
Views: 2126

I've been running an L1A @5-6V on a Silencer 400 for over a year now without problems. My setup is not completely dissimilar to yours: Coolermaster ATC 110 2x92mmL1A+80mm M1A Case Fans 2x80mm L1A for CPU & Video P4 1.8A, Gigabyte GA-8PE800Pro, 1024 DDR300 ATI AIW 9000 Pro Adaptec 19160 Seagate Cheet...
by Riffer
Wed Nov 19, 2003 5:29 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo L1A 92mm and Zalman Fan Mate 1
Replies: 26
Views: 6994

As long as you can get down to 6 volts, the L1A's are okay.
by Riffer
Fri Nov 14, 2003 4:35 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Nexus NX-3500 SE
Replies: 16
Views: 4698

Good info.

I was getting impatient waiting for the 400W Seasonics, and was considering this one.

I will probably just continue to wait now.
by Riffer
Wed Nov 12, 2003 4:55 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Gigabyte GA-8KNXP as an alternative to ASUS P4P800 Delu
Replies: 7
Views: 2434

I have a GA-8PE800 board. Nice and stable, but poor BIOS makes it difficult to get the best out of my CPU.

I will probably go back to Abit for my next board.
by Riffer
Tue Nov 11, 2003 9:40 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can a ZM17CU be improved?
Replies: 9
Views: 3584

....shame it doesnt have a non glue mounting system :( I had no problem attaching mine to my AIW 9000 Pro with Chomerics Thermattach tape. No idea if you could mount it on one of the more recent cards with the smaller GPU. I also had to bend one bank of fins slightly to clear a couple of capacitors...
by Riffer
Tue Nov 11, 2003 9:34 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Disk isolation (rubber screws alone enough, these ok?)
Replies: 2
Views: 1233

Those are called "sandwich mounts".

Doesn't help you folks in the UK, but they are available at McMaster-Carr in the correct size (6-32) for hard drives.
by Riffer
Mon Nov 10, 2003 6:10 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Awesome New Thermaltake PSU!
Replies: 19
Views: 7271

Hey Ralf Hutter, your supposed to put one of these :D when you post a joke :D
by Riffer
Fri Nov 07, 2003 9:28 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: JMC 120mm Fans !
Replies: 11
Views: 2670

I have one in the spares box. Used it on my old modded hydraulic case as a front intake. It was quieter than the 120mm L1A at 12v, but I never tested either one undervolted.

My standard was a lot different then, and I doubt it would be quiet enough for me today.
by Riffer
Fri Nov 07, 2003 6:44 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Negative case pressure and mechanical failures
Replies: 10
Views: 3222

Mine has screw holes, but very little room for fan, the optical drives are directly in front of both on either side... Say, how do you put these fans through a fan isolator. None of mine, 60mm or 80 seem to fit. This would add a little room as I currently have them resting half way up the isolators...
by Riffer
Fri Nov 07, 2003 4:13 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Negative case pressure and mechanical failures
Replies: 10
Views: 3222

I have been promoting positive air pressure for years, and use it on my Before I start, let's make sure my terminology is correct. Positive pressure is when more air is being pushed into the case than is being expelled? The idea that creating a positive pressure setup to control dust intake is a gr...
by Riffer
Thu Nov 06, 2003 2:11 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo L1A vs. M1A?
Replies: 1
Views: 1006

Yes, I found the M1A to be buzzier at the same air flow rate.

Not that bad though.
by Riffer
Thu Nov 06, 2003 2:09 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Passive heatsink for P4 northbridges?
Replies: 13
Views: 3296

Not up to speed with the latest boards, but have you tried cooling the clock-generator?
by Riffer
Thu Nov 06, 2003 4:39 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Negative case pressure and mechanical failures
Replies: 10
Views: 3222

Seems like a lot of work... I agree. I have been promoting positive air pressure for years, and use it on my current quiet PC. Just seems a lot easier to clean one filter than to clean all the drives, fans, and other components. As for performance decrease, I don't know, but I have noticed that you...
by Riffer
Wed Nov 05, 2003 4:10 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Mystery Whine/Squeal with Seasonic Super Tornado 300 PSU
Replies: 69
Views: 37676

Personally, I’ve pretty much decided there is no way I’ll buy a Tornado. Now I’m just debating if I should buy a Silencer or pick out something from a different company. All of these Tornado stories really put me off, and so does the fact that I emailed Seasonic USA a question and did not get a res...
by Riffer
Wed Nov 05, 2003 4:00 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Anybody try the Nexus "Real Silent" Case Fans yet?
Replies: 107
Views: 39056

Maybe we should start a seperate Audio thread. I have recently given up on computer audio and am going to get an amp and some half decent speakers. Hate the idea of spending all the time "auditioning" speakers etc though. I've been spending so much time researching this project, that I haven't got a...