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by rpc180
Sun May 11, 2003 9:20 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Totally Fanless Retail PC Review
Replies: 0
Views: 869

Totally Fanless Retail PC Review

The Hush PCs were previewed a while back through SPCR I believe. Hexus.net has done a full review of one, totally fanless, external 55W laptop power brick to power it. Link: http://www.hexus.net/review.php?review=540 Via Epia 900Mhz, onboard everything. Not a gaming machine by far, but for casual us...
by rpc180
Sun May 11, 2003 8:13 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Folding Farm
Replies: 210
Views: 90941

Windows Server 2003 w/ 4 Client Liscences $192.00
Where did you source a copy of this for $192.00? Windows 2000 Professional by itself is $150!
by rpc180
Sat May 10, 2003 7:19 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Heatsink HD Bracket
Replies: 20
Views: 5526

Its alot of metal ... might give you some problems with the vibration amplification ... I once pulled a whole HD cage from an old case and decoupled it inside my present case. The HD whine was amplified more and there was relatively little thermal drop, but I didn't have massive heatsinks of it :)
by rpc180
Sat May 10, 2003 11:00 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HD orientation in suspension-solutions
Replies: 4
Views: 1737

Seagate posts on its official technical white pages for a BIV drive that they can run in any orientation ... I felt better after reading that, mine are both running on edge, though it doesn't necessarily mean in real life it is better ...
by rpc180
Sat May 10, 2003 10:57 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Join the SPCR Folding@Home effort
Replies: 436
Views: 168718

I'm checking us all the time, we're within 20 points of each other, so its going to be place swapping unless one of us runs into a low end gromacs or a tinker ... :evil:
by rpc180
Sat May 10, 2003 4:58 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Join the SPCR Folding@Home effort
Replies: 436
Views: 168718

Woohoo! Milestone! I just hit 1000pts :)
by rpc180
Fri May 09, 2003 1:38 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: I can not believe this !!!
Replies: 34
Views: 8225

when the furnace turns on in the basement the frames on my wall rattle... actually, they rattle alot even when the furnace is off. Probably alot of bugs or something in the walls, I don't know. I actually punched the wall this morning while in bed because of the racket - it woke me up ... sigh ... I...
by rpc180
Fri May 09, 2003 1:27 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: De-coupled case fan/ filtered/ducted. New Photos.
Replies: 9
Views: 2683

hehe, you beat me to it, I was trying to design something for HD's though :)
by rpc180
Fri May 09, 2003 9:20 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Join the SPCR Folding@Home effort
Replies: 436
Views: 168718

oops, my bad, I calculated 2.5 hours into 90 minutes (1.5 hours) :oops: and I thought I went to college ... I recently dropped my ram to 2, kicked about 10-20 seconds per frame ... extrapolated, 10 sec * 100 frames (gromacs) = 1000 / 60 = 16.7 minutes speed up. Or 20 secs -> ~30 minutes speed up. I ...
by rpc180
Fri May 09, 2003 9:12 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: I can not believe this !!!
Replies: 34
Views: 8225

One other thing, if you have a cheaper sound card, or onboard sound, sometimes the card emits noise even when its supposed to be silent. Might want to check that also.
by rpc180
Fri May 09, 2003 4:56 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Found a new sig
Replies: 10
Views: 5948

The Carribean? That's a great place to end up! How are your silent PC temps down there with all the ambient heat?
by rpc180
Thu May 08, 2003 7:43 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Join the SPCR Folding@Home effort
Replies: 436
Views: 168718

actually, the math shows that you're doing a frame in 4.5 minutes :) That sounds fine for a Tinker core on a Pentium III.
by rpc180
Thu May 08, 2003 5:48 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Join the SPCR Folding@Home effort
Replies: 436
Views: 168718

P4 Processor? Seriously, go with the -advmeathods and -forceasm tags for the program... Gromacs cores are specialized for P4 instructions... Tinker cores are faster on AMD chips due to their 6 pipelined instructions vs P4 4. 6 minutes a frame is what I get at 2.2GHz on a P4.
by rpc180
Thu May 08, 2003 2:26 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Dell Optiplex: comparing cases?
Replies: 39
Views: 28075

I've had bad experiences with Compaq (no way to upgrade), HP (stability issues at a University setting), HP again, stability issues at an Office setting, Dells, mostly laptops that wouldn't connect to networks, and yes, dozens of DYI computers also. Surprisingly, about the only thing that I haven't ...
by rpc180
Thu May 08, 2003 12:35 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: My Experiences Silencing a Radeon 8500
Replies: 24
Views: 6894

Both if possible. I finger tested it while running just web browsers and stuff. Then I ran it with an hour of FPS games and the card was uncomfortably hot. :?
by rpc180
Thu May 08, 2003 12:20 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: My Experiences Silencing a Radeon 8500
Replies: 24
Views: 6894

Furthest from the motherboard slot? Thanks for trying :)
by rpc180
Thu May 08, 2003 11:34 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Static electricity damage ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1998

May my problem come from the fact that my drive was not perfectly horizontal ? Probably not, the liquid bearings are able to handle that issue to pretty extreme extents. Here's what I came across reading teh forums regarding static / grounding wires. http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?p...
by rpc180
Thu May 08, 2003 11:25 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: AMD & Intel Thermal Charts
Replies: 6
Views: 1786

i486DX2-66

Max Power Dissipation: 6.43W.

I used to have one of those... had this 2 inch flat heatsink on top, I wanted to take it off to show my friends my kicking fast computer, but I didn't want to burn out the processor :roll:
by rpc180
Thu May 08, 2003 11:18 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 80mm Zalman vs 80mm Panaflo L1A
Replies: 9
Views: 2758

If you're into mathematics, which I suspect Jen, you might be with all the tinker you've been up to in the past few weeks, this thread has got some info on heat output by wattage of PSUs and CFM calculations of fans to make them stable. http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=4442 I've also...
by rpc180
Thu May 08, 2003 11:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Where are you located
Replies: 46
Views: 25298

Can anyone top that?
Dunno if I can top it, but...

My two parents come from the Philippines.
I was born in Vienna, Austria.
I'm now a US citizen, naturalized in 1997, living in Long Island, NY.
by rpc180
Thu May 08, 2003 11:07 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Difference in temp with fan outside/inside?
Replies: 6
Views: 1875

It might, but I think it depends on the setup inside your PSU. Moving the fan to the outside separates it from components that create noise. However, if you have a low speed fan (which basically means low pressure), the diffused air speed around those components may not be sufficient to spot cool th...
by rpc180
Thu May 08, 2003 10:46 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling
Replies: 17
Views: 8775

Got a similar setup, P4 2.2. Get a good heatsink and 1 quiet fan and eventually you're left with noise from the PSU and the hard drives. As far as I know from water cooling, you're left with the same (if not more) noise from the PSU*, noise from the hard drive, and noise from the pump**. *due to low...
by rpc180
Thu May 08, 2003 6:01 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling in a 5.25 Bay !!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 4869

I would tend to agree, water cooling still seems limited IMHO. The noisiests components in a quiet air cooled case are usually the PSU or the HD. The HDs are easier to silence, but water cooling them doesn't usually aid (I did see one example where fully water cooling the drives allowed them to be c...
by rpc180
Thu May 08, 2003 5:55 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Join the SPCR Folding@Home effort
Replies: 436
Views: 168718

You get brownouts? I'm on LI, we're pretty stable unless its thunderstorming out. I guess those are pretty frequent in the summer months ... onto your other question. I'm connected 24/7, its serious Matrix at my house, but folding only requires net access to download a WU and upload the results (15-...
by rpc180
Thu May 08, 2003 5:48 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Underclocking in Windows
Replies: 22
Views: 4708

Damn that northbridge fan though, maybe Ill change that. I saw your post on your system in the Newcomer's Forum. Definately get rid of the NB fan. Its usually a screamer due to its small size. You can usually just get away with unplugging the thing! After the HD and maybe a 4500+ rpm CPU fan (if yo...
by rpc180
Thu May 08, 2003 5:40 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: My Experiences Silencing a Radeon 8500
Replies: 24
Views: 6894

I was always curious, I installed a HP80 on the 8500, but PCB temps started to worry me to the point where I ended up supplementing the setup with a L1a at 5V. I don't have a thermal monitor so all my measures were done "by hand" :wink: Starsky, could you do a temperature check on the PCB area at th...
by rpc180
Thu May 08, 2003 5:35 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Static electricity damage ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1998

While I don't know if 10 days is actually long term enough for a HD to develope the static electricity necessary to corrupt files, my own experience has been that drive casings have built up static electricity over time. I have two Cuda IV's that were suspended with no metal contact with the case. U...
by rpc180
Wed May 07, 2003 3:39 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Who is Digitalix?
Replies: 121
Views: 101822

Its been a few days since I've been reading this thread. $.02, is pretty low of SilenX to resort to what they did. However, I feel somewhat sympathetic to their plight. Had they truly put time and effort against Anahix to get a product out in the open only to have it taken away from then and then CO...
by rpc180
Wed May 07, 2003 3:19 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Join the SPCR Folding@Home effort
Replies: 436
Views: 168718

Farms, Shrubbery, Folding? Could this sound any LESS scientific? :wink: Don't forget, the estimated overtake is if all variables remain constant. If they get more members, run their machines 24/7, etc ... it all changes :shock:
by rpc180
Wed May 07, 2003 3:16 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Poll: Best fast but silent/quiet hardrive
Replies: 11
Views: 3371

So I have some questions regarding whine. 1) Do companies that calculate for idle noise account for whine or just the low frequency noise? 2)7200rpm drives suffer from whine, that's characteristic of these devices correct? Would a 5400rpm drive suffer from whine at all? 3)I know that older generatio...