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by markanini
Wed Jun 15, 2005 9:32 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Prescott 2.4 GHz cool enough?
Replies: 6
Views: 3561

Prescott 2.4 GHz cool enough?

I am currently using a Celeron 2.0 but I'm forced to upgrade to a P4. The cheapest P4 I can get hold of is a 2.4 GHz with 533 MHz buss precott. Northwood seem to be hard to find. Will a prescott run cool enopugh or should I try to get hold of a Northwood?
by markanini
Mon May 09, 2005 3:28 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung, WD or Maxtor?
Replies: 3
Views: 1630

Samsung, WD or Maxtor?

There are reports that Samsungs, WDs or Maxtors latest offerings all have promising acoustic properties. But which one is the quietest?
Will SPCR make a comparitive review of these drives anytime soon?
by markanini
Tue Nov 30, 2004 5:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Budget? AMD? Socket A?
Replies: 2
Views: 1486

Budget? AMD? Socket A?

I'm going to build a cheap system for my mother and intially I planned to use socket 478/celeron but after getting suggestions for an AMD64 for my own system it made me wonder if AMD would have more to offer performance and heat-wise. Any suggestions about socket, processor, chipset and motherboard?
by markanini
Mon Nov 29, 2004 11:40 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: AOpen n250a-FR nForce3 Socket 754 motherboard?
Replies: 1
Views: 1268

After looking at different motherboard manufacturers sites I found this board to be the most appealing to me. Asus K8N-E Deluxe doesnt look that bad either. I think they both undervolt.
by markanini
Sun Nov 28, 2004 7:12 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My upgrade plan, tell me what you think.
Replies: 12
Views: 3579

EDIT: Nevermind
by markanini
Sun Nov 28, 2004 5:25 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My upgrade plan, tell me what you think.
Replies: 12
Views: 3579

How about motherboard chipsets? There's Via and nVidia, what's the difference between these two?
by markanini
Sun Nov 28, 2004 12:17 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My upgrade plan, tell me what you think.
Replies: 12
Views: 3579

So which AMD processor should I get? theres a bunch of different ones with differnet sockets and buss speed and prices and I'm just confused :?
And then the next question is which motherboard should I get? One I can underclock with, right? What experiences do people have with the boards otherwise?
by markanini
Sun Nov 28, 2004 2:54 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My upgrade plan, tell me what you think.
Replies: 12
Views: 3579

My upgrade plan, tell me what you think.

My current system is: Antec Sonata Asus P4PE Celeron 2 GHz 512MB Matrox P650 Emu 1212m Plextor Premium Seagate 7200.7 160GB Here's what have been thinking about doing with my system: Antec Sonata -> Antec SLK3000-BQE Better airflow and roomier case is easier to work with. Asus P4PE -> Intel D875PBZ ...
by markanini
Wed Nov 17, 2004 12:51 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Nidec Samsungs avaliblility in Sweden
Replies: 16
Views: 5989

I contacted them but they gave a negative reply. But chances are that they might have some nidec motor SP1614Cs in stock as long as they are willing to check it for you, which should be quite likely if you ask them in their local shop.
by markanini
Tue Nov 16, 2004 2:48 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Nidec Samsungs avaliblility in Sweden
Replies: 16
Views: 5989

Added VL Data
by markanini
Thu Nov 11, 2004 6:20 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Nidec Samsungs avaliblility in Sweden
Replies: 16
Views: 5989

Re: Nidec Samsungs avaliblility in Sweden

Added Tricom and second reply from dp.se. Also added note about local store that sells Samsung drives. I got my 160 GB / 8 MB Spinpoint from Komplett.se, and while I have no idea what this JVC/Nidec business is about, I can say that it's as quiet or quieter than my 80 GB Barracuda IV. Seek noise mig...
by markanini
Wed Nov 10, 2004 11:59 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Nidec Samsungs avaliblility in Sweden
Replies: 16
Views: 5989

Added Datavaruhuset.com
by markanini
Wed Nov 10, 2004 3:35 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Nidec Samsungs avaliblility in Sweden
Replies: 16
Views: 5989

Added Webhallen.com
by markanini
Wed Nov 10, 2004 12:17 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Nidec Samsungs avaliblility in Sweden
Replies: 16
Views: 5989

Added Kjell & Company
by markanini
Tue Nov 09, 2004 1:22 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Nidec Samsungs avaliblility in Sweden
Replies: 16
Views: 5989

Mats wrote:Look at buggy.no-ip.com , maybe you find some other stores there. Lycka till!

Yes I did and I contacted the ones that sold Samung drives.
by markanini
Tue Nov 09, 2004 10:43 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Nidec Samsungs avaliblility in Sweden
Replies: 16
Views: 5989

Raygun wrote:Nice. :-) How about Komplett.se and Datorbutiken.se?
"Vi har tyvärr ingen möjlighet att..." etc etc
by markanini
Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:46 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Nidec Samsungs avaliblility in Sweden
Replies: 16
Views: 5989

Nidec Samsungs avaliblility in Sweden

This post wont really be meaningfull for any one outside of Sweden but I guess It's polite to write on English on this English speking forum. Anyway here's what I did. I did a search on pricerunner.se for Samsung Spinpoint 160GB 8MB cahce and 2MB cache and I contacted every company listed that sold ...
by markanini
Tue Feb 24, 2004 7:24 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermal Paste
Replies: 0
Views: 710

Thermal Paste

I sorry if this question has allready been answered but I couldnt find anything answering my questions using the search functions. Which thermal paste should i use? I gonna use Zalman 7000alcu, should i get arctic silver? do i need to get another paste ? I read somewhere that silicone based pastes a...
by markanini
Tue Feb 24, 2004 7:23 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermal Paste
Replies: 12
Views: 2486

Thermal Paste

I sorry if this question has allready been answered but I couldnt find anything answering my questions using the search functions. Which thermal paste should i use? I gonna use Zalman 7000alcu, should i get arctic silver? do i need to get another paste ? I read somewhere that silicone based pastes a...
by markanini
Mon Feb 09, 2004 6:39 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Silent Seasonic PSU's in Sweden?
Replies: 1
Views: 979

Silent Seasonic PSU's in Sweden?

Hi. I'm intressted in the recommended Seasonic SS-300FS psu. But i cant seem to find it anywhere here in sweden. One psu i found is SS-300FT, is it any good?


thanks in advance.
by markanini
Mon Jan 26, 2004 11:23 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: I can't get no sleep!
Replies: 8
Views: 2375

Thank you very much.
Will I need to lower the voltage of the 120 mm papst fans to get a reasonably quiet operation?

And how quiet is Zalman 7000AlCu compared to other more expensive solutions like a thermalright hsf?
by markanini
Fri Jan 23, 2004 4:10 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: I can't get no sleep!
Replies: 8
Views: 2375

I can't get no sleep!

I sometimes need to leave my computer on over night but it ruins my sleep. The parts making noise are: Arctic cooling Super Silent P4 HSF Antec TruePower 380Watt PSU I have got a Antec Sonata case and celeron 2 ghz cpu. What cooling solution can you reccomend for the cpu? Seasonic SS-300 non-PFC is ...
by markanini
Fri Jan 23, 2004 4:10 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: I can't get no sleep!
Replies: 0
Views: 693

I can't get no sleep!

I sometimes need to leave my computer on over night but it ruins my sleep. The parts making noise are: Arctic cooling Super Silent P4 HSF Antec TruePower 380Watt PSU I have got a Antec Sonata case and celeron 2 ghz cpu. What cooling solution can you reccomend for the cpu? Seasonic SS-300 non-PFC is ...
by markanini
Mon Aug 25, 2003 1:58 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 50 C normal?
Replies: 25
Views: 6137

So where does the "problem" lie?
The Arctic Cooling hsf performs as good as the stock intel hsf(but much queter).

Its a 0.13 micron celeron and NOT 0.18 micron one.
So I think temps shoould be lower.
by markanini
Fri Aug 22, 2003 12:41 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 50 C normal?
Replies: 25
Views: 6137

Okay, Iv'e done some measurements. Ambient temps are around 20-25 i guess. Motherboard temp is 32 degrees. 44 degrees celcius with all hsf at idle. 58 with intel stock hsf, 56 with the arctic cooling, 64 with arctic cooling with fan running at 1200 rpm under load. Thus the problem does not lie in th...
by markanini
Thu Jul 31, 2003 7:41 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 50 C normal?
Replies: 25
Views: 6137

I'm using the paste that came with the heatsink. Silicone I think.

What is the back of a heatsink in this case?
The only thing that matters is the surface that faces the cpu.

Nothing rough but the surface that faces the cpu is uneven.

Something likethis:
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by markanini
Thu Jul 31, 2003 7:24 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 50 C normal?
Replies: 25
Views: 6137

The fans are spinning in 2200 rpm. I have a Sonata. Can it be that the surface of the arctic cooling is not perfectly flat but a bit uneven, and therfore i have to use a bit more paste?
by markanini
Thu Jul 31, 2003 7:17 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 50 C normal?
Replies: 25
Views: 6137

What I meant was that the celeron is 50 C in idle and the motherboad is 32c in idle. I havent measured how hot it gets under load.
by markanini
Thu Jul 31, 2003 6:56 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 50 C normal?
Replies: 25
Views: 6137

50 C normal?

Iv'e got a Cleron 2 GHz cooled by a Arctic Cooling 4, Not the TC one, running in full speed.
The processor is ca 50 degrees celsius.

Is this normal?
It seem hot.

I have applied the thermal paste corectly, maby a tiny bit too much.

The system board temp is around 32 C.
by markanini
Mon Jul 14, 2003 7:15 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Loud and smelly Antec Sonata PSU
Replies: 8
Views: 3097

IceFire wrote:Smell is because it is new.
The smell is 50% stornger than any other new PSU I have smelled, so I am a little bit worried.