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by rpc180
Tue Apr 29, 2003 2:19 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The Vicious Cycle!
Replies: 61
Views: 44674

Oh man, I hate this :evil: November '02 1) Stock Intel Cooler replaces Dr. Thermal P4 w/ 4500rpm fan (huge improvement) January '03 1) Home built rheostat controls case fans, on lowest setting still too loud. 2) Took out Sunon Case Fans, (3 on side window, 2 120s on front / top), huge improvement 3)...
by rpc180
Mon Apr 28, 2003 6:35 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermal Imaging of Motherboard Components
Replies: 4
Views: 2064

Thermal Imaging of Motherboard Components

I thought this might be useful for some of you guys in here. They are a collection of thermal images of motherboard components. Just a heads up on what gets hot, what doesn't.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/bubo/
by rpc180
Mon Apr 28, 2003 6:26 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: MSNBC / Newsweek article: Bravo Mike! ready for the rush?
Replies: 5
Views: 2014

Probably should make the "Quiet and Fast" article the basis for it. My mom is one of "email only crowds." Intuitive, and easy to see, lots of pictures and "get to the point" I think lots of clickable pictures and maybe short video clips with sound files. Though sound is an issue since people have di...
by rpc180
Mon Apr 28, 2003 9:09 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 150! And 136 on Apr 21.
Replies: 77
Views: 47473

What was original estimated date of entering the top 100? Sometime in late summer? 2 months ... nice deal! Somehow we got to advertise that the underclocked and silent beat out a ton of deaf hardware overclocking sites... :twisted:
by rpc180
Mon Apr 28, 2003 7:24 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Deltatronic Silentium! experiences?
Replies: 13
Views: 7496

I'm starting to think that cases with 0 airflow (like in watercooling setups or all heatsink deals) aren't very effective to run 24/7 just cause other components that usually rely on partial air circulation would overheat and cause problems. Saw a thermal image shot of some motherboard components th...
by rpc180
Mon Apr 28, 2003 7:18 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: an easy life - XP 2400+ advice please
Replies: 18
Views: 4242

Hey, I hope I don't mention anything that you don't like particularly too much :wink: First off, the CPU, most here are suggesting the Vantec SLK-800 or 900 series Copper. Everyone's been undervolting the fan of their choice (usually a Panaflo L1A, but sometimes a Papst also) usually using a Zalman ...
by rpc180
Mon Apr 28, 2003 6:56 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: SPCR Favorite Threads -- Hall of Fame?
Replies: 48
Views: 53691

I still want to see a camera shot of the vat of oil computer!
by rpc180
Sun Apr 27, 2003 10:11 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 150! And 136 on Apr 21.
Replies: 77
Views: 47473

115! And our name turned GREEN for exceptional production on this site!

http://forums.extremeoverclocking.com/folding/

Personally, I can't wait to kick down Cornell at 104 (I went to the state school equivalent 45 miles away)
by rpc180
Sun Apr 27, 2003 7:59 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 150! And 136 on Apr 21.
Replies: 77
Views: 47473

... However, I seem to have hit this wall around 30th place...
and I was running from you then all these people with 5-7 processors show up :roll:
by rpc180
Fri Apr 25, 2003 6:37 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Folding is Hot!
Replies: 62
Views: 36837

How's everyone getting their points / WU totals?
by rpc180
Thu Apr 24, 2003 2:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: heavy case modding
Replies: 10
Views: 3964

DUDE! That is some sadistic looking Hard Drive sacrific thing looking like! Its mad 133t!!! I was thinking about slinging them too, but yours looks so much better.
by rpc180
Thu Apr 24, 2003 9:40 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Client Window
Replies: 10
Views: 7143

I got the client running as a service now, using Firedaemon. Its great, runs in teh background, don't even seen a SPECK of it in the system other than the 56C temp reading and the 100% usage :) And I can just check the log for progress reports!

Really nice deal!
by rpc180
Thu Apr 24, 2003 8:32 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Client Window
Replies: 10
Views: 7143

heh, okay, I'm a he... Anyway, I'm running the command line client as a WinXP scheduled task to start after I logon. Options: D:\Folding\FAH3Console.exe -advmethods -forceasm -verbosity 9 do I just include the -service tag? Or am I initializing the program incorrectly? Doesn't that disallow log outs...
by rpc180
Thu Apr 24, 2003 7:16 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Optimizing case airflow
Replies: 114
Views: 45747

Home Depot and Lowes around here carry hole saws in 3" diameters. This approximates 80mm pretty well. 3.25" is pretty much perfect. They're costly though, like $20 or more for 'em but they make pretty much perfect cuts.
by rpc180
Thu Apr 24, 2003 7:07 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Client Window
Replies: 10
Views: 7143

right, clicking on the X shut down the program, CPU usage went back to 2%. I want to keep it running without being able to see it minimized in the taskbar.
by rpc180
Thu Apr 24, 2003 7:00 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Client Window
Replies: 10
Views: 7143

Client Window

Just switched to the Windows client version (3.24), is there a way to minimize the window without ending processing? For now it just minimizes to my taskbar, I'd rather have the window dissappear entirely and the taskbar clear?
by rpc180
Wed Apr 23, 2003 9:29 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Vantec, Nexus fan controler buzzing!
Replies: 6
Views: 3601

PWM? What does that mean? Pulse Width Modulation. It acts like a strobe, rapidly allowing full voltage to go through the circuit for just a moment and then shutting it off. When there's no power going through the fan continues to run on momentum. The speed of the fan is controlled by the timing of ...
by rpc180
Wed Apr 23, 2003 7:48 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Best quality-value-quiet monitor to buy?
Replies: 7
Views: 2041

I've been avoiding this post cause I thought you were searching for sub $300 products :) I had picked up a samsung 152T with DVI connection and checked out my brother's older samsung 1502 with standard VGA connection on my dual head 8500. Picture quality on both was similar enough that I couldn't te...
by rpc180
Wed Apr 23, 2003 7:35 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 9 more for the effort!
Replies: 28
Views: 15900

I gotta get that XP1700 up and running, the freaking 1.2 GB drive on it is sooooo loud though! Like a buzzsaw.
by rpc180
Tue Apr 22, 2003 7:27 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 9 more for the effort!
Replies: 28
Views: 15900

"All your cycles are belong to us"
by rpc180
Tue Apr 22, 2003 7:12 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: looking for a quiet 30x30x10mm fan
Replies: 6
Views: 2113

Most HDs have a max thermal temperature of 55-60 degrees C. If its in good contact with the enclosure though, it should be alright. Dtemp measures drives equipted with SMART hardware, self monitoring stuff. I believe that most internal drives now are equipted, but external ones are another story. Th...
by rpc180
Mon Apr 21, 2003 10:11 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: looking for a quiet 30x30x10mm fan
Replies: 6
Views: 2113

If its in a drive enclosure with surrounding metal heatsink, just pull the fan, the heatsink will usually be enough (at least if its worth anything as a heatsink, IE, full contact with the top or sides, interface pads, not just screws). If you want to be safer, you can probably find a way to mount a...
by rpc180
Mon Apr 21, 2003 9:45 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan controller with external on/off control
Replies: 12
Views: 3386

um ... I don't know if it has all of your expectations, but the Sunbean rheobus has an off posistion (which allows it to be used with their CCFLs).
by rpc180
Mon Apr 21, 2003 1:31 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Optimizing case airflow
Replies: 114
Views: 45747

hey, welcome to the forums, You'll get quieter cooling if you only leave 1 fan in the PSU. Question is if the PSU can handle just 1 fan. If its already got 2 fans in it, 1 low speed fan might be pushing the envelope alot (because the 2 stock fans are usually medium speed fans though thermally contro...
by rpc180
Sun Apr 20, 2003 8:24 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The Vicious Cycle!
Replies: 61
Views: 44674

Definately second on the NEC 1760 Recommendation. The NX model's got the ability to swivel and has a DVI connection. But the V model's got the same awesome screen and at almost $150-$200 less. Best thing about it ... 0 NOISE, even ear up to vents.
by rpc180
Sun Apr 20, 2003 6:28 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Low profile rheobus
Replies: 9
Views: 2458

Its pretty brand new, I think it just debuted this year. So I don't think its made its way around the hardware sites for a proper review yet.
by rpc180
Sat Apr 19, 2003 6:50 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo VS. Vantec Stealth
Replies: 9
Views: 4219

I'd agree with MikeC, Stealths are available at CompUSA here, but I still opt to order panaflos from Syracuse, NY
by rpc180
Sat Apr 19, 2003 6:37 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hard Drive decouple bracket, I'm making one.
Replies: 18
Views: 6678

hehe, I just put together an adhoc one too, I like the decoupling but I'm weary about leaving them just sitting there. Anyways, here's what I did: Both drives are sitting on their side on the lower front of the case, they're decoupled using mouse pad foam and are coupled together using 3.5 -> 5.25 c...
by rpc180
Sat Apr 19, 2003 12:54 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo VS. Vantec Stealth
Replies: 9
Views: 4219

these are both new posts, but here's a comparison that includes a Vantec Stealth.

http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewto ... highlight=

4th Paragraph down has some results of the Vantec in the comparison.
by rpc180
Sat Apr 19, 2003 8:52 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Low profile rheobus
Replies: 9
Views: 2458

oh, I was thinking the Coolermaster 710 Series ... um, there aren't many rheobus type of devices for that. What you may want to look into could be the push button devices. Link http://www.crazypc.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=120199&Product_Code=82901 Some use PWM, which I heard h...